I am so excited to share details on how you can travel to Italy and/or Greece with me! I don't know about you, but having something to look forward to is life-giving. Add in a few dreamy destinations and let the countdown begin!
After having friends, family and followers fill out a survey, it was clear that Italy and Greece where bucket list locations for everyone. The most popular months to travel were summer months but also the most expensive months for these two locations, which is why I chose November and September. I hope you will join me for this opportunity to explore our beautiful world. Keep reading so you can get answers to all of your questions. 😉
You can sign up for one or join me for both!
- A Week in Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome: November 8-16, 2023. B
- A Week in Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini: September 13-21, 2024.
I know you have questions and I have answers! Keep reading….
Why are you planning so far out?
Traveling can be costly. This is why I planned trips far in advance to allow more people to come. Also, we all have big dreams, a bucket list and things we will do “one day.” By signing up now, you know “one day” is going to happen so you can budget, plan and look forward to an amazing trip!
Does the base price include airfare?
No, it does not. Your options are to include it in your trip price or get flights on your own. The benefit of including it now lets you lock in a price this far out. You also have the option to cancel the flight portion of your trip and book on your own (maybe you want to use points built up by then) as long as you do it 90 days before the trip. Go Ahead Tours has relationships with many airlines and works hard to get you the best flight for the best price.
Do I have to book extra excursions?
No. There will be free time to explore in the different cities and what you do is up to you. The extra excursions are options that may include places you want to see or things you want to do. These options have been vetted for you so you know your booking is solid. You don't have to add them now but I do suggest adding them within thirty days of travel. There may be some that you can book the day of but there are no guarantees.
Do we have a tour guide?
Yes. Each trip will have a dedicated tour director for guided sight seeing and 24/7 support. Our guide will share their words of wisdom as a local, help with suggestions for our free time and more.
What exactly is included in the base price?
Make sure you check out the trip page by clicking here. It will have all the details on meals, hotels and the set itinerary. Both trips include guided tours of popular places. The best part about taking a trip like this is that almost everything is planned for you but you also have some free time to stop at a quaint coffee shop, add a wine tasting or visit a famous museum. These locations are absolutely beautiful. You may just want to walk around and soak in the beauty of the culture and that's perfectly okay.
Who can come on each trip?
These two trips are for adults 18 and older.
How much money do I need to reserve my spot?
For travelers who enroll in AutoPay, your deposit is only $99 per trip with the balance due in accordance with your AutoPay schedule. Then you have up to 60 days before your first interest free payment is drafted. You can chose the monthly draft date too. The remaining balance will be divided among the remaining months before travel.
If you wish to pay in full or manually, your deposit will be $300 per trip and you must be paid in full 70 days before travel. Deposits are risk-free and can be refunded within 72 hours of being placed. You can make payments in your online account or by calling the Customer Experience Team. Go Ahead Tours accepts debit or credit cards (Mastercard/Visa), or payments through a checking account.
How many spots are available?
Italy can have up to 30 travelers. Greece can only have 19. Don't wait to sign up!
What is the deadline to register?
Each trip must have at least six travelers. So, invite your friends! Remember, the purpose for planning so far out is to allow for a lower payment so the sooner you start making payments, the smaller the payments will be.
What if the trip sells out?
Interested travelers can pay the deposit to join a risk-free waitlist. If spots open up, travelers can join us on the trip and will need to follow the payment deadlines. If the trip remains sold out, the deposit will be returned to travelers on the waitlist. Additionally, travelers can leave the waitlist at any point and they will get their deposit back..
What if I need to cancel? Do I get my money back?
Days Prior to Departure and Cancellation Fee (Inclusive of Non-Refundable Reservation Fee)
- 71 days or more: $300
- 70-46 days: $1,000
- 45-8 days: The greater of $1000 or 50%*
- 7-0 days: 100%*
I am traveling alone. Should I still come?
Absolutely! You will make new friends and enjoy an experience of a lifetime. My husband hates to fly and will not do a long distance flight. So, I am a party of one right with you. Singles will be grouped with another person because the price is based on double occupancy, but you can pay extra to have your own room. I've traveled on a group trip before internationally by myself and had the BEST time. No regrets!
Why this trip?
Because “one day” is knocking on your door and giving you the opportunity to check this box on your bucket list. Also, there is THIS!