Our History

Maupintour 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 has one of the highest repeat customer rates in the industry, with customers who have booked as many as 60 travel experiences with us.

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.