Why travel as a group?
Organizing your own group to travel gives you the flexibility to set the pace of the tour to match your interests and budget. It also allows you to take advantage of groups discounts in hotels, on tours and with airfare. You can reserve the land and air space with a minimum deposit to allow you time to promote the trip and gather participants.
How many people do I need for a group?
A group can be any size, however most group discounts start with a minimum of 10 people. The more people in your group, the lower the price will be per person.
What is a Tour Escort?
An escorted tour includes an experienced Tour Guide or Driver Guide that stays with your group throughout your whole tour. Depending on where you are traveling you may be required to have a Driver and a Tour Guide. In Ireland and Scotland most tours are operated by a Driver Guide who acts as both.
I would like to organize a group trip, how do I get started?
As a Group Leader and Organizer you will be the liaison between the travelers and our Groups Department. So to get started on the research here are some of the details you will need:
- What country would you like to visit?
- When were you thinking of traveling?
- How long would you like your trip to be?
- How many people would you like to bring?
- Does you group have a specific theme or interest, e.g. Golf, Music, Historic sites?
- Will you be traveling together from one locations or from all around the US?
Need some ideas? View our sample itineraries.
The next step is to contact us to discuss the type of itinerary you would like and to receive a customized quote
I like the quote, what do I need to make a booking?
In order to initiate the booking we require a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure the land components. If you would like us to hold group airfare for you we would also require a $100 per seat deposit to hold the airline reservation. The final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure. This will give you plenty of time to organize your group and secure payments. For more in-depth details, read our Terms & Conditions.
How far in advance do I need to book my group?
It is never too early to book a group. Keep in mind that the further out from the departure date the better chance you have of reserving the perfect hotels, tours etc. Any group that wants to book and travel inside 60 days would have to pay in full to secure the booking.
What are acceptable forms of payment?
Tenon Tours accepts checks and the following credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, Discover
Will I get competitive pricing?
We work directly with the suppliers on the ground and as a result have competitive contracts and experience in negotiating special rates with vendors.
How does group airfare work?
Airlines require that you have at least 10 people traveling on the same itinerary in order to be considered a group. Your $100 per seat deposit will hold airline reservations and guarantee your base fare until 90 -120 days prior to departure depending on the airline. Tax and fuel are subject to change until paid in full and tickets are issued.
How many bags are we allowed?
All transatlantic carriers include one free checked bag and one carry on with your ticket. Additional fees for overweight or extra bags may apply and would be due at the airport. Please consult the airline websites prior to departure to view their baggage terms.
Should you fly to another country while in Europe please be aware that individual carriers on intra-European flights have different baggage restrictions than trans-Atlantic carriers. Intra-European flights tend to be more restrictive on baggage weight and luggage size than transatlantic flight guidelines and could result in excess baggage charges.
In order to make your flights as pleasant as possible, it is important that you check each carrier’s baggage restrictions prior to flying.