Why Travel with Maupintour?
More than 59 years ago Maupintour began perfecting the art of the escorted vacation with a simple idea... include nearly everything. Value has made Maupintour one of the world's most respected and leading tour operators. Join us once, and you'll understand why our customers return again and again to travel with us.
Maupintour vacations offer travelers distinct advantages over those of other tour operators. Most of our programs are flexible private itineraries that you can enjoy with a partner, family or friends. Our Journey Specialists will guide you to the best itinerary that will leave a memorable experience.
A Maupintour escorted tour limits its group size to 20-25 guests, providing a more relaxed ambiance, greater personal attention and increased comfort. At Maupintour, we believe this greatly enhances the tour experience.
- Privately Guided Excursions
- Tour Manager (Escorted Tours)
- Private Transfers
- 24/7 care & assistance from our local partners
- Great accommodations
- Most meals
- Comprehensive sightseeing
- Special events, entertainment
- Entrance fees
- Ample free time
What does my money buy?
A Maupintour vacation is the best value in travel. Other tours may seem less expensive on the surface, but charge extra for "optional excursions" while on tour. Every Maupintour includes more sightseeing, events and the little extras. Plus you know what your vacation will cost before you leave home. To do everything included on a Maupintour on your own would cost much more. Compare carefully. Maupintour offers you more for your vacation dollar.
What about our experience?
We are dedicated to providing our guests the best value and most enjoyable vacation possible. We offer fully guided vacations worldwide. Our journey specialists are the best in the business, blending our over 59 years of experience with new and innovative ideas to create exceptional travel itineraries. We make all the arrangements for hotels, meals, entertainment and sightseeing.
What to expect on day tours?
We cover the globe and we know it well. Our finely-crafted itineraries include the most comprehensive sightseeing available. With over 59 years of experience, we know you want more than just "drive bys." Our tours take you into the famous and historic sites, plus introduce you to out-of-the-way spots and people that you would miss traveling on your own. Special entertainment and events add to the excitement of every vacation.
Is there any free time?
We realize travelers have different ideas of the perfect vacation and enjoy pursuing their own interests. Ample free time is worked into your Maupintour vacation to afford you the freedom to shop, sightsee, dine or relax.
What about extras?
We know how little things can make your holiday more enjoyable, so we include many extras. Admission fees to exhibits, sites and entertainment are taken care of by your tour manager. Tipping for luggage porters, bellmen, doormen and dining room waiters is included. If a cruise is part of your Maupintour, cruise tipping and shore excursions are also included based on your specific requests. And your luggage is handled for you. It's all part of the Maupintour tradition you never pay for extras along the way.
What is Lifeseeing?
Maupintour leads the way in the creation of innovative travel itineraries. We know you want more than to just see the famous places - you expect to get to know the people and experience the culture. We call this "lifeseeing," a concept Maupintour invented and has always included in our tours. Because it's not only the places - it's the people that make each of our vacations so memorable. We know the world well, and our years of experience result in finely-crafted itineraries and comprehensive sightseeing - if it should be included, it is. Special events and entertainment add to the excitement of every vacation. You'll see the famous and romantic spots, but with Maupintour, you'll also discover out-of-the-way places and meet people that you would miss on your own. We'll also show you scenic landscapes and natural wonders, magnificent architecture and monuments and the people who make their homes in the bustling cities and quiet country hamlet. Travel railways, waterways and byways to enjoy a "lifeseeing" vacation with Maupintour.
Do we meet the local people?
One reason our guests travel is to meet new people who are part of the culture of each destination. You'll visit quiet mountain villages and bustling markets which are the essence of daily life in many countries. Meet the shopkeepers and vendors, musicians and artists, farmers and gentry. You won't just see the local people from the window of a tour vehicle, you'll have the opportunity to meet them. Join a Maupintour and make friends with the world.
Are your Private Guides really the best in the business?
Yes they are! We have years and years of finding the best and most experienced local private guides. English-speaking private guides and historians enrich tours, bringing fascinating destinations to life with firsthand knowledge and expertise. A special part of our tours, they unfold the culture of their homeland for you, sharing legends, stories and personal experiences. They show you wonderful places and introduce you to fascinating people you would miss if traveling on your own. They can tell you about a favorite local restaurant to try or tell you which shop has the keepsake for which you are looking. On our adventure vacations, guides and experts lead you through the destination and teach you how to safely enjoy the included activities. Whether explaining an ancient archeological site or informing you about the artworks in a museum, our local guides provide an intimate link between you and the culture you are visiting. It's their homeland, and they are proud to share its wonders with you.
How do our Tour Managers rate? (Escorted Programs)
The most appreciated difference on any Maupintour is the personal touch we provide through our tour managers. The most experienced in the industry, they have been escorting tours for us for an average of 20 years versus a travel industry average of less than three. More than travel professionals, they are friendly, pleasant and personable hosts. Their confidence of many years on the job, their knowledge, expertise and friendliness are some of the reasons our guests return to travel with us time and again. When you travel, nothing is more reassuring than knowing you have a friend watching out for you, someone who's going to handle all the details and keep your vacation running smoothly and effortlessly. Your tour manager accompanies you for the length of your trip including on-tour flights, rail and cruise portions and handles meal arrangements, transportation, luggage handling and tipping. They take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy a worry-free vacation.
What type of Hotels are offered?
We believe in comfort and pleasure while on tour, so we select your accommodations based on ambience and location. We take great care in selecting hotels that provide our guests the greatest comfort and service as well as value. Careful planning, research and on-site inspections are woven into the selection of each property - many world famous. Often, your itinerary will find you stopping to dine at other fascinating hotels and resorts.
How is the food?
Taste the world. Here is your opportunity to sample traditional fare and experience local customs. Enjoy a la carte dining, a variety of planned menus, buffets and regional specialties. Savor unique dining experiences like hacienda dinners, wine tastings, dinner cruises, refreshments in private homes, local restaurants or dining in the open amid breathtaking scenery. Folklore entertainment may highlight your meal. On your Maupintour vacation, most meals are included complete with coffee or tea and dessert. Some meals are left unscheduled to allow you the freedom to explore on your own and visit local restaurants.
Is it really Sightseeing at its Best?
Why do people travel? To see the sights, of course! But why should you travel with Maupintour? Because we know you want more than that. You want to experience the country, understand the culture and see the world through the eyes of the local people. Maupintour can make it a reality. Our smaller groups make travel more fun. You will be able to hear our local guides and experts as they explain the culture, architecture, history and legends along your itinerary. If it should be included, it is. You won't be asked to dip into your pocket every day to pay for "optional" excursions or entertainment that should have been part of our tour in the first place. Compare tours carefully, and you'll see that Maupintour includes more. We'll introduce you to out of the way places and people that you would miss if traveling on your own. We know the world well, and we enjoy sharing its many nuances with our guests.