What we are doing to ensure your well-being and safety on tour with us...
Why choose a DIRECTIONS Tour in 2021?
☼ New Itineraries designed for New Travel Times All of our 2021 itineraries were redesigned and developed for these new travel times. After months of traveler feedback, safety measures and training, CDC and American Bus Association recommendations; we feel we have implemented the safest and most responsible tours on the road. We want our travelers to know that we are doing everything we can now and in the future to maintain the highest level of safety protocols above and beyond all tour operator(s) in the United States. Thank you for entrusting us for your tour vacation.
☼ We have included your Cancellation / Trip Interruption Insurance in 2021 Our Group Travel Protection plan [included on all flight and motorcoach tours in 2021] protects you and your finances when booking with DIRECTIONS Tours. It gives you peace of mind when booking in the new year with us. This plan also provides trip interruption if you should fall ill while on tour. (Tour participants departing prior to January 2021 may purchase an individual travel cancellation insurance policy - please call us for details.) see more details/click here
Preparing for your tour vacation:
☼ Pre-Tour Health and Safety Questionnaire We will require all travelers to complete a Health and Safety Questionnaire prior
Upon departure and while on tour:
☼ Smaller Groups We will continue to have smaller group tours now and throughout 2021. Keeping our groups smaller
will accommodate a healthier and safe environment onboard. We will operate our state-of-the-art motorcoaches and
caravans with many empty seats onboard to ensure comfort and relaxation. see more details/click here
☼ Social Distancing In October 2020, we “rebooted” travel with “Social Distancing Tours”. Through the end of 2020 and
throughout 2021, we will continue to encourage travelers to respect social distancing guidelines onboard, at stops and
destinations along the way.
☼ Guest Responsibility and Face Coverings A special, comfortable DIRECTIONS Tours face covering will be provided (or your
own) and required to be worn throughout your tour’s events and while onboard the motorcoach/caravan (and airplane if
applicable). We also need your assistance and responsibility to maintain our commitment to a safe environment and successful
tour vacation. Your own health priority will ensure you and your fellow travel guests safety. We ask that you adhere
to our outlined health and safety protocols, including washing your hands frequently, wearing a face covering, using provided
hand sanitizers and maintaining personal/social distancing, throughout your tour vacation.
☼ Transportation Cleaning Our state-of-the-art motorcoaches and caravans offer the finest onboard amenities. Our
vehicles will be professionally cleaned and disinfected prior to every departure (above and beyond the American Bus
Association and Federal Transportation Administration guidelines) and also disinfected inside at EVERY stop along the way
by your Driver and Tour Director(s). *If your Tour Vacation includes Air Travel, our preferred airline is Southwest Airlines and will be used on most domestic air travel tours. All airlines are also following strict health safety protocols and will be outlined prior to your departure. see more details/click here
☼ Clean Accommodations All accommodations while on tour have been extremely vetted by us for your safety. Hotel protocols must include deep-cleaning, regular disinfecting and overall health and safety consciousness. We are proud to continue our partnership with St. Louis-based and owned, Drury Hotels®. Drury Hotels® has been awarded 14 consecutive “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power, and their cleanliness exceeds travelers expectations, now more than ever. Drury Hotels® will always be our first hotel choice wherever possible.
☼ Attractions, Meals and Itinerary Protocols Your tour destinations, attractions and inclusions have been carefully selected
and added to your itinerary. All destinations offered during 2021 have been selected with your personal safety in mind (less
crowded areas and less congregated places). We want your tour vacation to be relaxed and stress-free. Included Meals will
be provided with/at restaurants that ensure/allow our guests physical distancing guidelines and seating for smaller groups.
In some areas, we will have meals catered to achieve our safety measures.
☼ DIRECTIONS Staff Tour Directors and Resident Drivers Touching Hearts - Not Hands… To ensure a healthy environment
for our team and our guests. Every Tour is guided from start to finish. DIRECTIONS Tours provides professional, full-time and
knowledgeable Tour Directors/Guides and Drivers on all of our tours. All of our staff members (including your Tour Director and
Resident Driver) have strict protocols to follow for our guests safety and health (and theirs). see more details/click here
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Pack Your Bags and Relax... Your safety and well-being are our highest priority!