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Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Ontario, Canada
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Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Can anyone give me advise on choosing a company to book an escorted tour vacation for 10 couples to Hawaii. First time to Hawaii for everyone. Couples are ages (55-60).

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1. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Trafalfar has several Hawaii tours of various length with just the right amount of escorted time and down (free personal) time. That are reasonably priced. I have used Trafalgar several times and really like this arrangement. I will be using the 4 island tour next year as Hawaii is one of four states we have yet to visit. Good luck Lots of choices out there

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2. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Was just online looking at this company. It looks like a good company to work with for the group trip.

I live in Toronto, Canada. Do you know where this company is?

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3. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

It's a global corporation. There is an office in Toronto.

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4. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

If anyone in your group belongs to the Canada version if AAA (CAA?) use their travel agent. With 10 couples someone should get a free trip as the organizer and everyone who belongs will get a CAA discount. At least that is how it works with AAA here

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5. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Why, why do you want a guided tour? The thought of it makes me shudder! They will have you hopping all over creation, hanging out in airports. Going to touristy stuff that gives them pay-backs. Gettting on and off a bus ad nauseam. No flexibility. I don't even want to think of the restaurants they would choose - or the cheap hotels.

Frankly, guided tours for North Americans is simply unnecessary in Hawaii. I've seen very few of them, and they were generally for international visitors with limited or no English.

Depending on how many nights you have - a would choose a couple Islands and stay in a area with alot of options for your group to do things collectively or on your own. There are about a zillion Canadians on the Hawaii Forums who go to Hawaii on their own all the time. And lots of "snow-birds" who spend a chunk of the winter in Hawaii.

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6. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

I agree with BLBL. Hawaii is the United States. Would you book a tour anywhere on the mainland? Well...maybe you would -- your choice -- but certainly not necessary in Hawaii. How long can you stay? What time of year would you visit? You might want to 'mine' all the information on the forums here before deciding.

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7. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Aloha,

The Globus folks have been coming to Hawaii for decades.

globusjourneys.com/Vacation-Packages/…

They have a variety of tours.

Aloha

Ontario, Canada
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8. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

The group of people that would be going wants to have a "no brainer" vacation. In other words they want someone to organize everything for them and I'm not prepared to do that.

At least going through an escorted tour the organizer(me) gets some kick back.

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9. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

please dont be put off by the comments above. an organized tour is a wonderful way to have a great time and let others do the nitty gritty. and with a well balanced tour, you will see all the touristy places you would go to anyway and have plenty of free time to do whatever you all want. Besides, renting a car for 10 couples is an impossible task as planning who wants what where will overshadow everything else.

I find those who are derogatory against an organized tour have generally never been on one and maybe this type of vacation is not for them, be we love them. We are not newbies to travel and find a place for all types of travel in our lives. Alone, camping, cruising, and organized touring. I find the tours to be the greatest of fun, and the least costly. just do your research and really, check out the CAA travel agent.

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10. Re: Need escorted tour for 10 couples to Hawaii

Thanks for the reassuring me .