Welcome! DIRECTIONS Tours offers many Overnight Tours (by Motorcoach, Air and Cruises), and Day Trips.
The following FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS should help you when planning your tour vacation with us.
Tour FAQ'S and Options
WHAT’S INCLUDED? ALMOST EVERYTHING!
Our tours INCLUDE all taxes and gratuities (see below). All attractions, step-on guides, accommodations, most meals (see tour information), motorcoach/air/cruise transportation, and hotel luggage handling for a single checked bag per person are included.
ARE YOUR TOUR DIRECTORS AND DRIVERS PROFESSIONAL?
YES! Every Tour and Day Trip is guided from start to finish. DIRECTIONS Tours provides professional, full-time and knowledgeable Tour Directors/Guides and Drivers on all of our tours. Your guide will outline each day’s activity, including the history, geography and facts about each area we visit. Your Tour Director/Guides and Drivers will make sure that your tour experience is comfortable, professional, safe, entertaining and courteous.
DO YOU INCLUDE GRATUITIES AND TAXES?
YES! An additional benefit traveling with DIRECTIONS Tours is that all gratuities for your Tour Director, Step-on Guides, advertised Meals, and Motorcoach Driver ARE INCLUDED in the price of all Day Trips and Overnight Tours!
WHERE DO I MEET TO BEGIN MY TOUR / DAY TRIP?
We offer convenient and safe pick-up locations throughout Metro St. Louis.
Overnight tours: St. Charles Commuter Lot (I-70 across from Red Roof Inn at Zumbehl Road), Holiday Inn Southwest/Viking (located at Watson and Lindbergh) and South County @ McDonald’s at I-255 / Telegraph Road. (On overnight tours we may arrange a Metro East / Illinois Pick-up - Just call us). If you need information on optional Home Pick-up Service, please call us for assistance.
Day Trips: St. Charles Commuter Lot (I-70 across from Red Roof Inn at Zumbehl Road), Plaza Frontenac (south side next to Nieman Marcus / behind Fleming Steakhouse), and South County Costco (Rusty Rd).
All DIRECTIONS Tours originate from St. Louis, Missouri but pick-up/drop off locations are available throughout
the Mid South and Midwest (including Kansas City, Memphis, Nashville, Indianapolis and Columbus, OH). Please call us and we will be happy to help you join a DIRECTIONS Tour! FLY IN / OUT OPTIONS are also available on most tours.
ARE TOUR SCHEDULES RELAXING?
YES! DIRECTIONS Tours ensures a relaxing and stress-free experience on every tour. Our tour schedules are not tiring or overbooked. No late hour traveling on the motorcoach is scheduled on any tour. “Stress-Free!”
WHAT TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION DO YOU USE?
DIRECTIONS Tours uses only the highest quality and safest modes of transportation. On Full Size Group Tours (20 to 52 guests), you can expect comfortable and newer motorcoaches. Our certified, licensed and registered motorcoaches “kneel” down for easier boarding. Snack and Beverage service is provided throughout your longer travel days. On Small Group Tours (15 guests or less), enjoy the comfort and safety of small motorcoaches and/or deluxe 15 passenger touring caravans which allow easy boarding. Your onboard experience and safety is always OUR priority at DIRECTIONS Tours. Sit back and relax!
Air travel is almost always non-stop from St. Louis Lambert International Airport to your destination city/departure city. Only commercial air providers are used (no charter flights).
WHAT TYPE OF TOUR MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS DO YOU USE?
Continental or Full Breakfast is always served on every overnight motorcoach tour. Dinners are usually “out on the town” featuring a taste of the area cuisine you are visiting. If you have a special diet (diabetic/allergies etc.), please let us know. We will try to accommodate your needs the best we can. Your hotel accommodations on tour are clean, safe and comfortable. All hotels are carefully selected and pre-scouted.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY TOUR / DAY TRIP?
All of our tour packages are subject to our cancellation policies.
DO YOU OFFER TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE?
A travel protection plan may be separately purchase from AON/TravelEx Insurance. If purchased prior to 21 days of your initial deposit, most plans will provide a full refund for trip cancellations and medical emergencies. AON/TravelEx Insurance plans are reasonably priced and add peace-of-mind for any unforeseen reasons for cancellation. Please call us for more information.
I'M READY TO GO... HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?
We are READY to help you make your reservations and welcome you! It is easy as 1-2-3 and all you have to do is call!
MY TOUR IS BOOKED, NOW WHAT CAN I EXPECT BEFORE DEPARTURE DATE?
We are getting ready for your arrival! But before departure, please review our important Customer/Tour Policies and Procedures for each tour vacation package. Thank you!
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