What do I need to reserve my space? A $250 per person deposit by check or credit card is all it takes to reserve your tour. In most cases, final payment is not due until 60 days before departure.
Is airfare included in your tour price? In the United States and Canada, each traveler is responsible for their own transportation to our starting city. We try to utilize airport hotels that provide airport shuttle service. Tours outside of North America generally have air included from a U.S. departure city. We also offer land-only international pricing for those who would like to make their own flight arrangements or utilize frequent flyer miles. Detailed directions for flying or driving to our starting city will be included with your Get Set Mailing. We also have a professional air department to assist those who wish to fly.
Can we drive to our starting city? When possible, we utilize starting hotels who offer complimentary parking for the duration of our tour. Some hotels will charge a daily fee, and in some cases an airport parking lot may be utilized, again with a daily fee. Detailed instructions, including driving directions and parking information, will be included with your Get Set Mailing.
How do I meet up with the tour group? You'll meet your Tour Director or Tour Representative and fellow travelers at our welcome reception at our first hotel. Air inclusive programs will meet up with their Tour Director or Tour Representative at the tour’s originating airport.
How long have you been in business? Country Travel DISCOVERIES was founded by Steve Uelner, past Director of World Wide Country Tours (WWCT). Steve was with WWCT for 25 years, before the parent company of WWCT closed its doors. Steve founded CTD in early 2012, bringing along several of its former employees. The CTD staff looks forward to providing the same quality service WWCT travelers experienced for almost 40 years!
What quality of hotel accommodations do you use? We utilize hotels that have earned a three diamond rating by AAA. Some locations will utilize a hotel of a higher or lower rating, depending on the location and availability (or lack of availability) of hotels. We personally inspect each and every hotel for comfort, safety, cleanliness and convenience.
Do you offer travel insurance? Travel insurance is available from Travel Guard. For coverage information click this link -- www.travelguard.com/countrytraveldiscoveries -- or call Travel Guard at 1-866-385-4839, mention Country Travel DISCOVERIES. To add travel insurance to your booking, call Country Travel DISCOVERIES at 855-744-8747.
Do you accept credit cards? While we prefer checks, travelers may use Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.
What is the average age of your travelers? Adults of all ages enjoy our tours. Most of our travelers are 50 and older; however, we warmly welcome and host travelers of all ages. We do discourage children under 12 years of age as the education level and activities are geared toward adults.
If I'm traveling by myself, do I have to pay a higher rate? It is a standard practice in our industry for accommodations (such as on ships and hotels) to charge a higher per person rate for a room. That's why Country Travel DISCOVERIES offers our complimentary Solos Share service to help match single travelers with mutually acceptable roommates of the same gender to both share the benefits of a double occupancy rates.