Special Needs Tours

Every vacation is supervised by our owner, Kim Doll.   Our tours are attended by Kim and/or our Special Needs Tour Lead Karen.  Our owner Kim is a registered nurse, specializing in Critical Care. All other support staff /chaperones are carefully screened and selected volunteers. Many of our staff are social workers, teachers, group home staffers, medical professionals, and other qualified and experienced people.

Typical staff to Traveler ratio is 1:3 or 1:4. If a Traveler requires more assistance and/or supervision we MUST be informed of this need ahead of time.  Please be aware that care/supervision on vacations is typically more intensive or demanding than in the home setting.    We will do our best to accommodate a Traveler’s needs in excess of our normal staff supervision.  If a Traveler requires 1:2 or 1:1 supervision, an extra fee will be required.  In some instances we will require that Travelers attend tours with their own support staff.  As stated previously, this is the policy with Travelers who use a wheelchair to ambulate and/or require physical assistance to transfer.

Personal Escorts/Own Support Staff

At times Travelers and/or caregivers do not feel comfortable attending a vacation without a familiar face along.  This situation has been common for first time guests, Travelers who may need more assistance than our typical 1:3/4 ratios and for Travelers who use wheelchairs.  We welcome, encourage, and will at times require that personal caregivers join us.  The cost for such an arrangement (for BOTH participants) is typically 150% or 1 ½ times the cost of the indicated rate.  For example, the Lake Michigan Circle trip (May 29-June 4, 2024) would cost $3,142.50 ($2,095 X 1.5). This would include a standard hotel room with two beds.  Please call for guaranteed prices.

Payment Information

Booking a trip does not guarantee a place on that tour.  A guest’s place on a trip is not secure until the deposit for multi-day trips or payment in full for one-day trips is received.  One-day trips require payment in full within three weeks of booking.  Multi-day trips require a deposit within two weeks of signing up and payment in full no later than 60 days prior for motorcoach tours and a minimum 90 days prior for international, cruises and trips that include a flight.  Each trip itinerary includes specific payment details for that trip. 

To receive a quote, purchase or receive detailed information about Travel and Cancellation Protection coverage please call Travel Insured at 855-752-8303 or follow the link.  http://www.travelinsured.com/agency?agency=49342

Please Contact Us For More Information (800)205-6713