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About Maupintour

Whether you’re by yourself or traveling in a group, Maupintour helps plan highly customized private tours – anywhere around the globe.

Our founder, Tom Maupin, wanted nothing more than to show the beauty of the world to others, and we stand by the foundations he left for us. We are dedicated to providing our guests the best value and most enjoyable vacation possible. Our tour planners are the best in the business, blending our 65 years of experience with new and innovative ideas to create exceptional itineraries. No matter where it is you want to go, Maupintour can take you there in comfort.

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Our History

Tom Maupin had a dream…

To help others experience the wonders of our world and the delights of traveling. From what began in the late 1940s as a glimmer in his eye, today is Maupintour, one of the best known and respected names in the travel industry. In 1951, Tom Maupin took a big step in realizing his dream — he purchased a small travel company in the university town of Lawrence, Kansas, where he had attended college. Soon after, he began creating vacation experiences for clients.

In 1956 Maupintour became the first company to send tourists into the Soviet Union after World War II. These tours were unprecedented in tourism and received wide national press coverage that instantly established Maupintour as an innovative, forward-thinking company, a reputation that it still maintains. Maupintour continues to lead the tour industry in the creation of outstanding, unique itineraries. Maupintour travelers have the highest repeat rate in the industry, with some taking as many as 60 vacations with Maupintour.

Today, Maupintour is still guided by the traditions and principles instilled by the late Tom Maupin, leadership, quality, variety, value, service and the fulfillment of client’s travel dreams. Come along with Maupintour and make your dreams come true.


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What’s Included

A Maupintour vacation is the best value in travel. Every Maupintour includes more sightseeing, events and the little extras. To do everything included on a Maupintour on your own would cost much more. Compare carefully. Maupintour offers you more for your vacation dollar…

  • Local Guides
  • Great Accommodations
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Special Events and Entertainment
  • Entrance Fees
  • Airport Transfers
  • Ample Free Time
  • Hotel Transfers

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Read first hand what travelers are saying about Maupintour. To submit a testimonial, contact info@maupintour.com

“David and I had a wonderful time on our vacation and we can’t thank you enough for all that you did on our behalf. Our guides were so knowledgeable and interesting, our accommodations were all excellent, and we just loved every minute of the trip.  I wanted to tell you that the Hotel Villa Lara in Bayeux is one of the nicest hotels we have ever visited. Small, beautifully decorated, and with staff that anticipates your every need – it was amazing!” – Judy and David

“I just want to tell Maupintour thanks for the unforgettable vacation that I had discovering Europe. I must say that our Classic Europe Tour was truly one of the best vacations I have experienced abroad.” – Punkie Dally

“Maupintour treats you like real people. They don’t stick name tags on you, and they change their itineraries and keep them interesting.” – Eugene Lackey, after taking his 52nd Maupintour Vacation

“I have been booking with Maupintour for years, their agents are extremely knowledgeable and go the extra mile to provide quality, flawless and memorable trips for my clients! Thank you!” – P.E., Cruise & Vacation Specialist

“We just returned from our wonderful trip to Ecuador and The Galapagos which you arranged for us. From our gorgeous hotel in Quito to the beaches on Santa Cruz Island, the trip was more than anything we expected. The hotel staff met us with cold towels and fresh squeezed juice even at our late arrival hour. The next morning our guide treated us to some of Quito’s unique history on the way to the airport to fly to Galapagos and on to the Santa Cruz Ship. The arrangements you made on the Santa Cruz for our party of 4 were perfect. The 5 days on board were fantastic. From the excellent food to the expedition guides, it was a trip we will all remember. The Naturalists even took great photos for us that were waiting when we reached home! I cannot say enough about our guide in Ecuador. He took us everywhere we were hoping to see and was flexible enough to add an extra sight at our request. His suggestions for sights, photos, and even what to wear and bring were perfect. And his knowledge of the beautiful capitol of Ecuador was amazing. Knowing that everywhere we visited, our personal guide was waiting fro us with necessary documents, ticks, and even refreshments, made our trip easy and completely worry free.

Thank you again for our once in a lifetime vacation”.  – The Warks

“Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time and all the logistics were perfect! We were both very impressed with the quality of the service from beginning to end. Thank you so much for your help”. – Corky Sterling


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