Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Won't I just feel like a number in such a large group?
A.Our private jet accommodates a maximum of 76 travelers on an aircraft typically designed to hold over 150 passengers. Travelers are divided into two groups, each with its own Travel Guild Tour Leader. Travelers stay with this group and Leader for the entire Tour and get to know each other quite well - providing a small group experience within the larger tour. When we're touring by motorcoach, each group will typically have its own coach and local guide and may visit sites in a different order. Under-filling full size coaches offers an added level of comfort.
Q. What are the tour leaders like?
A.Our tours are hosted and escorted by experienced and dedicated Leaders who love what they do. Although their focus is ensuring you enjoy and get the most out of your holiday, as well as working hard to resolve any issues that
may arise, they enjoy their responsibilities not so much as a job, but as part of the group. They recognize that every trip is one of discovery and of making new friends. Their reward is to see that you have the best time of your life.
Q. What is the crew like?
A. The same crew stays with us for the whole trip. Typically, we'll have three Pilots, four Flight Attendants and a Flight Engineer.
Q. When do we fly?
A. We fly during the day generally departing mid morning. Meals and beverages are served onboard.
Q. What is the food like (on the plane and off)?
A.Appetizing meals and open bar on the aircraft, a wide variety of foods at hotels and restaurants - often buffet style so diners can pick and choose and sample foreign - local fare.
Q.What if I have special dietary needs?
A. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated on the aircraft and at dining venues.
Q. What immunizations will I need?
A.Yellow Fever protection is required for the South American Tour only. Please consult with your Travel Health Clinic.
Q. How much physical activity is required?
A. Due to the nature of this tour, passengers must be healthy and mobile. In fairness to the other travelers, preferential consideration cannot be extended. Special need facilities will not be available, nor special assistive devices accommodated (e.g. wheelchairs or walkers). As we will be going to Cusco at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, it is advisable to check with your physician first. An optional lower altitude program will be offered.
Q. How much luggage may I bring?
A. Baggage allowance is limited to one check-in suitcase plus one carry-on bag (as provided by Travel Guild) per person, for expediency in handling. Gratuities are included for your check-in suitcase only.
What are the hotels like?
A. We stay in 4 and 5 star hotels wherever available.
Q. What are the aircraft seats like?
A. The aircraft is configured with 76 “big” (2 by 2 business class style) seats with ample legroom and a wider aisle.
Q. Is there an opportunity to go off on my own?
A.In addition to the free time included in the itinerary, travelers can also opt- out of any day's tour.
Q. How are Travel Guilds Tours different from other private jet tours?
A.Our Tours offer more value for the price compared to those offered by others. We stay at destinations longer, include more sightseeing and evening events with virtually everything included! Our Tour starts in Toronto. Optional
departure and return to Kelowna, BC (supplement applicable).
Q. What do I need to bring, e.g., what types of clothes?
A. In general, dress for our Tours is casual in the daytime and “smart casual” for evenings.
Q. What do we do with our cold weather clothing?
A. A soft-sided nylon bag will be given to you in which to store your winter coat, hat and gloves in. This will be stowed in the cargo hold of the aircraft until needed.
Q. What is the history of Travel Guild?
A.Travel Guild Inc. (TGI) was incorporated in 1975. Since then, the company has organized and operated all-inclusive style escorted holidays and tours. TGI is licensed by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The concept of a world tour by private aircraft was first introduced by the founder of the company, Ben Nierop, Sr., in 1954 for the Austin Motor Company in the UK. Since that time, TGI has operated Private Jet World Tours in the nineteen-eighties, nineties
and seven tours since 2004.
Q. What if I become ill?
A.Medical assistance is available at all our destinations. Medical insurance is highly recommended.
Q. What will the temperatures be like?
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