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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.4
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

The trip was amazing

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just went on the Cruising the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast tour through Montenegro and Croatia, the trip was amazing. The locations and the guided tours were exceptional!

Tour Mayflower Tours Company Reviews

the trip was amazing

5.0 May 2019
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just went on the Cruising the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast tour through Montenegro and Croatia, the trip was amazing. The locations and the guided tours were exceptional!

Tour Mayflower Tours Company Reviews

China 2018

3.0 October 2018
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 4.0
China 2018 - Recently returned from China 2018. It was an awesome trip. However the brochure listed it as a "3" activity level. It in no way was a three. The first day we walked almost 20,000 steps. The rest of the trip was 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day. The majority of those steps each day were on uneven surfaces, lots of steps and extremely steep inclines. Definitely not a "3" trip.
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Tour Mayflower Tours Company Reviews

Had such a wonderful time

5.0 September 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had such a wonderful time, with fantastic customer service, an excellent choice of experiences, beautifully scenic location and good wholesome food. Of course we'll be voting for Transun!

Tour Transun Travel Company Reiews

Had a fantastic day trip to Lapland

5.0 December 2015
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Does Not Recommend
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had a fantastic day trip to Lapland. Can't recommend it enough. All of the activities were brilliant, and all of the staff we encountered were professional, courteous, but most importantly fun. It's great value for money.
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Tour Transun Travel Company Reiews

Amazing trip yesterday right from checking in to returning home best trip to date

5.0 December 2015
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing trip yesterday right from checking in to returning home best trip to date. Was well organised and team was great. My daughter loved every minute and only moaned once about the cold lol. Thanks for a wonderful trip and magic memories as my daughter says ✈❄ and the only thing my daughter was a bit sad about is that we couldn't build a snowman as the snow is so fresh and soft it wouldn't stick lol
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Tour Transun Travel Company Reiews

Tours 6 Trips 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 282 $ 211
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • 50+
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Photography
Headquarters Downers Grove, Illinois Oxford, England
Year Established 1979 1982
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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    About Mayflower Tours

    Founded in 1979, Mayflower is an Illinois-based company providing consistent quality trips for great value. They’re here to bring you all the “must-sees” and “must-do’s” with 100+ itineraries and over 10 different travel styles.

    What Makes Mayflower Tours Stand Out?

    • Mid-range budget tours
    • Group escorted and individual tours
    • “Specialty tour” options (eg. Thanksgiving in New York City, Calgary Stampede, biblical sites in the Middle East)
    • Discounts on your first tour and referrals

    Holidays are designed for travelers looking for the fullest travel experience at a great price value. Since its inception, Mayflower Tours has consistently provided the ultimate touring experience in each destination always focused on the travelers’ budget. Each Mayflower Tour has a professional tour manager on board to ensure all details are taken care of.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Mayflower Tours?

    Travelers who are...

    • Looking for the full tour travel experience without the big price tag
    • In reasonably good shape
    • Looking for a full range of activities
    Mayflower Tours Stride Take

    Mayflower caters to budget travelers of all ages, including families and seniors. Most tours are not physically demanding, though they do offer adventure tours these are mainly in the "soft" adventure range. Travelers with Mayflower should be able to walk - this includes walking up stairs or inclines, since some sites will not have bus access.

    Top Destinations

    white cherry blossoms in full bloom in washington dc

    When they began, Mayflower offered tours in the United States only, but they quickly expanded. They now operate tours in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. They travel to a wide variety of places, from tourist hot spots to little towns off the tourist path.

    Mayflower Tours Travel Style

    A cruise ship in Alaska overlooking snowcapped mountains

    Majority of their chosen hotels are in the 4 to 5 star range, well-located, and have first class service and amenities. For instance, you’ll get a geothermal spa on a tour to Iceland, or spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains on an Alaskan cruise. There’s a good balance between planned activities and free time. The number of meals vary depending on the tour, but most meals are included. They’re willing to help you arrange your flights as well, although it’s not included in the tour package.

    view of the zion national park and highway in the day time

    They have several different travel styles:

    Autumn Foliage: An exploration of the stunning fall colors and scenic landscapes in large cities, quaint towns, and countrysides around the world.

    Cruises: Large cruise ship sailing. Experience dramatic landscapes, historic sightseeing, cultural ceremonies, and charming villages. Destinations include Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada.

    Holidays and Special Events: A range of unique and special tours in Canada, USA, and Europe. Experience the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race on a tour to Alaska, Christmas time in Colonial Williamsburg, the cherry blossom season in Washington DC, or the Passion Play in Oberammergau - which only happens once a decade! Many of these tours happen at very specific times of the year, so it’s important to plan these trips early on.

    National Parks: Explore contrasting landscapes of mountains, luscious trees, glaciers, deserts, and more on a National Park Tour. These tours are largely focused on US and Canadian National Parks, along with trips to South Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. If you’re looking for a trip that simply bundles all of nature’s incredible feats, consider going on a tour with Mayflower to see Oregon’s Seven Wonders.

    Natural Exploration: Tours around the world that combine nature, culture, and culinary into one trip.

    River Cruising: The excitement never stops on a river cruise with Mayflower Tours. These ships travel through various parts of Europe and Asia. Many of these trips are made to coincide with special events and holidays. With a river cruise, you can visit Christmas markets in France and Germany, see the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, or make a stop in Germany to experience Oktoberfest.

    Scenic Rail Experience: Sit back and relax as you pass by various breathtaking landscapes. You’ll be sure to see incredible views of mountains, lakes, oceans, countrysides, and vineyards.

    Small Ship Adventures: Travel around in style as you hop aboard a yacht, luxury junk boat, or mini cruise ship. On top of experiencing all the history, culture, food, and nature a country has to offer, you’ll have beautiful views of blue ocean water.

    Why Choose a Tour/Cruise With Mayflower Tours?

    • Professional tour guides
    • Budget-priced tours
    • Classic travel destinations
    • Quirky event and themed tours
    • Cruises and railway journeys

    Attentive tour guides, and a strong attention to detail on the ground are part of what sets Mayflower tours apart. They are knowledgeable, understanding, and devoted to making your tours relaxing and memorable. There is something for everyone at an affordable rate, from the classic travel destinations to quirky themes and events. This is also your chance to partake in some of the most interesting cultural events and celebrations that the US and Europe have to offer. No matter what continent you decide to go to, Mayflower Tours will surely bring the fun.

    They’re also a member of Tourism Cares, a non-profit foundation that takes responsibility in the preservation of historical sites around the world.  

    As if that’s not enough - they’ll pick you up from your house on your departure day if you live in the greater Chicagoland area or Florida’s Sun Coast area!


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