Welcome to Making memories custom group travel!
Ways to join an already in-progress tour....See something you like? Ask us how to earn incentives per person!
Earned Space – Scheduled Tours All Motorcoach tours offer one earned trip per 13 paying passengers, two earned with 25 paying and three earned with 40 paying. Maximum of three earned per tour. 50% discount off your trip with 10 paying passengers. 25% discount off your trip with six paying passengers. Air/Cruise tours offer generous incentives but are tour specific. Each tour will have earned and discounted amounts specific to the tour. Customized tours: Group Leader determines the number of earned trips. We can build in comps based on your needs. It just makes the cost of the trip more expensive. We work for you! We are here to make you look good!
We create memory-making opportunities for a variety of clubs and organizations:
- Church Groups
- Bank Travel Clubs
- Senior Activity Centers
- Independent Living Communities
- Family Reunions & Girls/Guys Groups
- School Groups & Bands/Choirs
- Gathering of Friends
- Fraternal Organizations
- Travel as a Fundraiser
- Corporate Travel
It is a big world out there, and here at Making Memories Tours we believe we are all explorers at heart. A child does not need to be told to go explore they just do it, and nothing excites us more than seeing that look of childlike wonder on someone's face as they see something new and breathtaking for the very first time. No matter what interests you: we can take you there.
When planning group travel, the best decision you can make is in choosing a professional, experienced travel company to help you through the process. We are a family business with years of experience building group tours. We pride ourselves on our personal customer service.
We like to offer your group something unique, we specialize in sprinkling our tours with little mystery stops along the way. Every year, Making Memories Tours takes part in numerous travel shows (NTA, ABA, Heartland Travel Showcase, Travel South, Circle Wisconsin and more). At these travel conferences we meet with hundreds of vendors representing over a thousand hotels and attractions, all in an effort to help our travelers make some memories.
No matter what your group is interested in, we can build a tour for you. From day trips to multi-week trips, from local to international we can handle it all. We are now excited to offer quality European River Cruises at great prices. Because we have direct connections with our European suppliers we can offer you spectacular River Cruises without the giant mark-ups.
What we offer you are simple and easy terms, with a basic three-tiered pricing. We work hard at negotiated with hotels to give you the best value we can.
BUILD YOUR TRIP IN THREE STEPS!
Tell us about your trip
We'll Plan Your Trip
Present Your Trip
Yes, we can take the information that you provide us and create a trip around that area, venue, or experience. We will contact the points of interest and get the best timing, pricing, and accommodations we can, to meet the needs/requests of our clients. We are also able to give you ideas for places to visit based on where your group is coming from and what their interests might be. For example, if a group of quilters want to go to a quilt show, shop for materials or take classes, we can arrange that for them.
We can work with groups of all sizes. We require a minimum of 10 in a group. However, the larger the group, the better pricing we can provide. We can create a tier pricing structure for your group if necessary. For Example, 20-25, 25-35, 35-45. We can work with providing tiered pricing, even for fundraising groups. The Group Leader will provide to Making Memories Tours what they are looking for on their return. I.E., $25 per person, $50 per person, etc. Traditionally, minimums are around 22-24 people per trip. To take advantage of group pricing with hotels, we will need a minimum of 10 rooms.
Yes, you can always join a trip. If you are wanting to join a group out of the MMT catalog, we would have you meet at one of our pickup locations. If you wish to have us create a custom tour for your group, we can arrange a pickup location closer to your area, that would be accommodate your group.
If you are selling into a previous built trip, the incentives are that the Tour Guide would get 25% with 6 paying passengers. 50% off with 10 paying passengers. However, for groups that are using additional transportation to meet a larger group, we need to budget for that expense. We are willing to work with you, once we determined you need additional transportation. If your guests are able to meet on their own at a pickup & drop off location or one of our normal pickup locations, additional transportation costs may not apply.
YES! Most group leaders enjoy leading their own group, however we can provide a Making Memories Tours "Tour Manager" as an option should the need arise.
Yes! We try and stop every 2-2.5 hours for a convenience stop. There is a restroom on the motorcoach for those can’t wait moments.
Yes, we offer trip insurance. We work with one of American’s Premier Travel Insurance Agency. Contact our office for more details. (888) 845-9582
As you sign up for your trip there will be dates for deposits and payments and you can look over the cancelation policy as every trip is different.
Meal tips are always included, and, on some occasions, other tips are included. The Itinerary and Inclusions will list which are included. Generally, tips for drivers or Tour Managers are NOT included. (Tip guidelines for a good job are generally $3-$4dollars a day each.)
We ask that everyone bring 1 piece of luggage. You may bring a carry-on or personal item, with a weight limit of 50lbs. Baggage handling is included at all hotels for your convenience.
We make every effort to accommodate food allergies. There is a place on your registration form that indicates this. We can only assist if you notify us at least 14 days in advance of your tour. **Please note that Making Memories Tours does everything we can to ensure your food allergy is accommodated, however we cannot guarantee NO CROSS Contamination in any public setting.
YES! We rate every tour by the activity level you will experience. They are rated to the best of our ability: Levels Below:
Tours will be rated on “could be” Activity Level
1 – Low Level: minor walking, minor standing, minor activity
2 – Medium Level: Medium walking, possible stairs, some standing
3 – Higher Level: More walking, stairs, standing, all combined possible