At Atlas Cruises & Tours, we have specialized in escorted tours and guided vacations for over 25 years. We offer thousands of trips on all seven continents.
We want to save you time and money. Just click on the country you are interested in visiting, and then you can browse a broad selection of reputable tour companies offering budget, first class, deluxe and luxury tours. There are also specialty trips for families, small group travel and custom tour packages. If you need help picking out the right tour vacation, please call us. Our agents have traveled or lived in these countries and are here to help.
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Ever wonder what is the difference between budget, first class & deluxe tours?
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The First Class Tour is highly recommended for the first time traveler expecting centrally located accommodations, leisure pace, lots of sightseeing, spacious motor-coach room, and dining experience.
First Class Tours include lots of sightseeing in the package price, which eliminates having to pay extra. If you're traveling to Italy, the hotspots in Rome are the mighty colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, and Roman Forum. Out of all these sights, two require entrance fees, which First Class Tours include in the price. Furthermore, there's no need to stand in long lines waiting to enter! First Class Tours offer a quick way in and provide complimentary headset systems for a more personal and convenient experience.
Motor-Coach space is reduced by 20% providing over 10 fewer seats than budget tour buses, and also include emergency lavatories.
A great vacation is measured not in miles traveled but in memories collected. And on an Escorted Vacation your memories will last forever. Whatever your reason may be, the friendships formed, the hassle free convenience, the relaxed pace, the great value, the sheer enjoyment - you'll discover a whole new world on an Escorted Vacation.
By this point, we have a good idea what a moderate or budget tour and first class tour is, but constitutes a tour to be labeled deluxe? It can't be just the connotation, right? Well let's first mention, that the best tour for you is the one that suits you the most, but what constitutes A Deluxe Tour?
The first element that separate a Deluxe Tour from that of a first class tour is the caliber of hotels... Hotels utilized in a First Class Tour (although 4-star & within 20-minutes walking distance from Via Veneto) aren't located on Via Veneto, which is a hop, skip, and a jump from Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps.Deluxe Tour Hotels provide 5-star accommodations located in some of the most sought after locations.
Comfort and Convenience are another element Deluxe Tours provide that first class tours don't - Visiting Pompeii is not the first thing you want to do when having just traveled 188 miles (granted, with stops in between) from Assisi. A Deluxe Tour will begin with an overnight stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Sorrento where you'll rest in order to take in the sights and history regarding the buried town of Pompeii and tour the small Amalfi towns of Sorrento, Ravello, and Positano the following day.
A Deluxe Tour will also provide leisurely time in small off the beaten path towns like Orvietto or Torgiano, and include a special experience such as a tour of a private winery with wine tasting or cooking demonstration.
The dining experience with a Deluxe Tour is unparallelled with Full Breakfast Daily with some dinners and lunches that aren't pre-planned and totally your choice from the restaurant menu. Furthermore, wine is normally included with your dinners. First Class Tours only include breakfast daily and some dinners that are in fact pre-planned with no wine.Two Deluxe Tour Operators that provide the best service in the industry are Tauck World Discovery (Tauck Europe, Tauck USA & Canada, Tauck Exotics, Tauck European River Cruising, Tauck Bridges Family and Tauck Culturious) and Insight Gold Tours.
Ask any luxury expert or luxury traveler to use one word to describe luxury and more than likely he or she will say, "EXCLUSIVITY". Whether it's an exclusive amenity no one else receives on the trip, an overall exclusive experience aboard a yacht, a privately guided tour of city or country, or private jet journey. Exclusive is far from the forty passenger motor-coach trip - it's first class all the way from the flight, to the palatial hotel or resort, to the car driver & guide.
Being able to read, understand, and anticipate the luxury mind is the second most important trait a luxury tour operator, cruise line, or travel coordinator must have in order to be deemed luxury. Expectations must not only be met, but exceeded at all times to keep the discerned luxury traveler returning for more. It's not enough to be on a safari to see the BIG Five, a hot air balloon floating over the Masai Mara watching the great migration of Wildebeest & Zebra travel north to south or vice versa with chilled champagne is an exclusive not found or available for just anyone.
Luxury is all in the details, whether it's taking the best safari with Micato Tours, cruising with Crystal Cruises, or having your entire itinerary customized by Abercrombie & Kent or Travcoa while supervised by a personal luxury travel coordinator. It's all in the details.