How to create a great group tour - advice for group organizers

Every group organizer for student and adult groups faces the same problems:

How to choose the best possible trip with:

- a limited number of days to travel

- keeping the cost affordable

- maximizing the number of countries, cities and sites to visit

 

After creating educational tours for students and adults for over 35 years, here are some tips:

-  8-10 day trip = two countries = change two or max. three hotels

- 10-12 day trip = two to three countries = change three or max. four hotels

Inter-country or inter-city transportation:

On European tours where the transportation network is at a high level the use of low cost air carriers or speedy trains between cities instead of buses is a must. Huge buses with 50-64 seats is cheaper than a train but a bus needs 4.5 hours to go between Rome and Florence and a high speed train only takes 1.5 hours.

Weather conditions:

-are an important factor which will either make your trip great or "not so great"

-traveling in Spring to Europe:  choose Mediterranean destinations

-traveling in spring to Europe:  start from the most southern city and end in the most northern city. 

-traveling to Europe in Summer: try to avoid South Mediterranean countries in August (time of "collective vacation" for Europeans)

-traveling to Southern Asia: ask your agent about "Monsoon Season"

-traveling to Central-South America: January to mid April is the best. Travel during the other months of the year could result in daily rainfall because of wet season 

Mario

 

Canadian History

Canadian History

On the footsteps of Canadian heroes in WWI and WWII. Trace the steps of history's soldiers through the sands, the beaches, the fields, and the cities they traveled while winning the freedoms we enjoy today! Paschendale, Vimy Riddge, Juno Landing Beach, Ortona, Montecasino, Agira Cemetery,

Adult Group Tours

Adult Group Tours

Sailing the Adriatic Sea on Private Charter Yacht - Tuscan Towns with cooking workshops, and Parma Prosciuto & Parmigiano Cheese - Greek Islands Cruise - Walls  of Dubrovnik (Game of the Thrones) - Argentinian Patagonia & Cape Horn Cruise - Australian Red Desert & Barrier Reef

England & France

England & France

Our England and France tours include the best  tours that have been put together from years of experience responding to every group's desired itinerary.From medieval Edinburgh and Irish castles to London and from Paris to French Riviera Provence and Dordogne. We have it all.

Central Europe

Central Europe

From Ancient Roman to Medieval Castles, the Vienna Boys choir to the crystal blue water of Adriatic Sea. You can see everything including traces of the Berlin Wall, Auschwitz, and the wonders of the Plitvice Lakes. Tip: Ask for your tour to include the amazing walled town of Dubrovnik.

Mediterranean

Mediterranean

From the sites of "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" to the "Seven New Chosen Wonders of the Ancient World".  Some great sites to explore with Mariden: Masada, Petra, Petra, the Roman city of Jerash. Palace of the Grand Master, Celsius Gate, Temple of Artemis, Palace of Knossos and many others

The Americas

The Americas

From Maya sites in Central Mexico to amazing Inca city of Machu Pichu. From the rain forest in Costa Rica and Panama to Uper Amazon  in Peru and Brazil. From the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio to Boca tango dancers of Buenos Aires. Mariden offer the best selection of Central-South American tours 

Asia - Pacific

Asia - Pacific

Exotic is a word that captures places like China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Visit the panda sanctuaries in Sichuan, fish with cormorants in Guilin, ride an elephant in Chiang Rai, explore the Angkor Wat Temples, visit the Barrier Reef, or taste a Crock BBQ in Ayers Rock.

All Tours

All Tours

See every group tour in our catalog. Whatever your interest, whatever your curious about, whatever you long to visit, we have a tour that goes there. Tell us what you want and it is yours. Use our experience to customize a trip for your memories.

Tours in French

Tours in French

Variety of educational trips to destinations where French language is dominant. Visit some great countries and regions like:France, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Martinique, Guadelupe, St. Lucie and the Provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.

Music Tours

Music Tours

March Choir and Orchestra Music Festival in sunny Croatia.March and April performances in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and Greece.June and July choir festivals in Baltic Countries, and Austria Jazz workshop in Brazil.

Biology & Eco Tours

Biology & Eco Tours

Biology and Eco section cover programs in Central and Sounth America, Australia and South Asia.Tours require reasonably fit travellers