About TourwithDave

 

 

Contact: Dave Vincent 228-596-5070

Email Address: tourwithdave@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 231 Oakwood Drive, Gulfport, Ms. 39507

NEW TRIP FOR 2018

 

Good Morning:

How about taking a trip in 2018 and see some of our wonderful country?

Just wanted you to know about a Diamond Tour I am taking May 5th-12th 2018 to Niagara Falls and Toronto.

The cost for the nine day..eight night trip is just $709.00 per person.  Single supplement is just $279.00.

We will see the falls from the American and also the Canadian side which I understand is the most impressive view.

We will also take a ride on the “Hornblower Niagara Cruise” which will give us a great view of the falls at ground level.

On the way up, we will tour the Kentucky Derby Museum.

To see all the details about the trip just go to grouptrips.com and when you get to that page just type in tourwithdave and it will show you all the details about the exciting trip.

A passport or passport card is required to enter Canada.

If you want to reserve your spot just send me $75.00 and I will hold your spot.  Final payment will be due the last of February.

My address is:

Tourwithdave

231 Oakwood Drive

Gulfport, Ms. 39507.

If you need more information either write me back or give me a call at 896-5469.

 TourwithDave Travel blog

Number Six

October 11, 2017

One question I get asked a lot is whether a traveler should buy insurance.  My answer is almost always yes.

I would like to share a few stories on why you need travel insurance.  Since I do some bus trips and then other overseas trips let me discuss each one of them separately.

Insurance for bus trips is quite cheap.  Often times it is usually $50 to $80 per person.  Now most of the trips I take with Diamond Tours usually cost less than a thousand dollars.

In the past few years I have had a few folks become sick a couple of days before the trip.  Without the insurance coverage unfortunately, they are out of the money they have spent.  I remember one couple that had invested over a thousand dollars per person and one of them became quite sick a day before the trip started.  Since they had not purchased insurance they lost a little over two thousand dollars.

For bus travel Diamond and the insurance company, Travel Confident are good about giving you your money back if you cancel two or more weeks before the trip starts.  Once they have paid the hotel for the rooms unfortunately you will not be able to get your money back.

So, for the small investment I would advise anyone going on a bus trip to buy the insurance.  Also, it provides some coverage as well if you happen to become sick on the trip.

Overseas Trips

Insurance for overseas trips will be more expensive.  However, it is most important to safe guard your funds.

Travel Guard is the company I use most…but there is trip mate and several others.  Travel insurance is based on your age and the cost of the trip.  So, if you are 65 years old you will pay more for the insurance than if you were 35 years old.

A rough estimate is that the cost of the insurance will be roughly eight to ten percent of the cost of your trip.  So, if your trip cost five thousand dollars…. your insurance will be around five hundred dollars

If you purchase the insurance within the first 14 days of when you book your trip you can usually obtain a policy that covers any preexisting illnesses.  For some this is really a good thing.

When you figure the amount you want covered remember to include your airplane tickets, hotels, and sightseeing tickets.

Also, when you travel make sure you take the first page of the insurance coverage with you.

Remember you can get the latest travel news on my website Tourwithdave.com.

 

 

I started TourwithDave after I retired from WLOX Television in 2013.  I have always loved to travel and I wanted to share my enthusiam with others. Since 2013 I have taken South Mississippi residents on many bus trips across America and Canada.  My first trip was to the Biltmore near Ashville, North Carolina.  This year I plan on taking three bus trips across America.  I work with a company called Diamond Tours out of Florida.

Overseas Trips

Another aspect of what I do is organize overseas trips mainly with Viking River cruises.  So far I have taken travelers on the Danube, Rhine, Mein and Douro Rivers of Europe.  We have traveled to Portugal, Germany, France, Switzerland and Holland.

This year I plan on taking travelers to China and Iceland.  There is still room for anyone that would like to travel with us.

Let me help you

If you need any help in planning a trip let me help you.  I enjoy researching and helping folks who maybe want to go to Europe or Asia but do not know where to start.

What Are Bus Trips Like?

Many folks wonder what it is like to take a bus trip.  They fear that you are on a cramp bus that never stops.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Diamond Tours the company I work with bids out the trip to a regional bus company.  The buses are usually no more than three to five years old.  Many of them have WiFi on board.  While each bus has a bathroom we urge our travelers to try and wait until a rest stop.  by the way we take a rest stop every two to two and a half hours.  Most of the buses can hold 55 passengers.  However, I like to take 45 to 46 folks which gives us a little more breathing room on the bus.

My Philosophy on Bus Travel

I really have only one rule on my trips. That is to be on time.  Thank goodness I have had only a couple of times when someone was late.  It you travel with me I urge my travelers to actually be five minutes early than the posted time.

Bus travel is really about family.  You get to know so many nice folks.  We like to bring snacks on board the bus and then exchange them with each other.  It is a way to have that down home atmosphere that I like to have on my trips.

Who Goes on Bus Trips

Most folks who like to go on bus trips just don’t want to worry about driving downtown New York or Washington.  They are folks who want to be able to sit back and watch the scenery as they travel down the road instead of worrying about whether they are on the right street.  Most of my bus travelers are fifty years old and up.  However there is no age requirement.

Senior Travel is My Passion

While I take folks on trips across the world, senior travel is really my calling.  I really enjoy working with seniors and helping them enjoy trips across our great country.

Often times seniors do not want to drive in big cities and who can blame them.  So the bus trips really are a great way to see the country without having the hassle of driving yourself.

Also I think senior travel is a great way for all of us to make sure we still get out and interact with people.  As we get older it is more and more important that we have social interaction with others.  Bus travel allows this to happen.

One female traveler paid me the best compliment one time she said, “David you have your own ministry, helping older folks enjoy their country.” I had never thought about it that way before.  It really made an impact on me and I so grateful that I am able at this time in my life to be a guide to seniors in their travels.

Tour to Norway in June 2018

Here is information on my trip to Norway next year

INTO THE MIDNIGHT SUN 15 DAYS + BERGEN – LONDON OVERVIEW. CRUISE THE DEEP- CUT FJORDS ALONG THE FABLED NORWEGIAN COAST.

Sail across the Arctic Circle to the northernmost reaches of Scandinavia, where the midnight sun bathes the spectacular coastline in light 24 hours a day.

Then follow the path of Vikings from Nordic splendor to Scottish wonder. This is an unparalleled exploration from the far-north beauty of North Cape, or Nordkapp, to the remote outposts of Scotland’s Shetland and Orkney Islands.

Two historic cities bookend your journey: Bergen, where an overnight stay lets you explore this former Hanseatic League city in depth, and Edinburgh, where medieval glory mingles with classic beauty. KEY FEATURES •

15-day cruise visiting 3 countries & 12 ports with a private veranda stateroom

• 11 included excursions / 1 overnight • Scenic cruising through the Norwegian & the North Sea •

On average, 10 hours spent each day in port

• All onboard meals

• Wine/beer/soft drinks with lunch & dinner on board.

The cost of the trip is around seven thousand dollars.

Please call me at 228-596-5070 for more information.