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Coronavirus Safety Information

As we continue to monitor the updates through the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, know that every precaution possible will be made for your health and safety during our tours. We will provide you with our Safety Information Sheet that outlines steps being taken, new policies, and a waiver to be signed prior to traveling.  We are reducing the number of seats being sold/passenger reservations accepted in order to allow more space on the motorcoach.  Passengers are required to wear a mask or face covering (over nose and mouth) at all times on the motorcoach; the tour escort and driver will also wear a mask.  Hand sanitizer is available on the bus and travelers are encouraged to bring their own.  The transportation company is using a 31-point cleaning and disinfecting checklist and is performed before a coach leaves the bus garage.  Drivers will also sanitize high-touch areas (hand rails, etc.) when passengers are off the coach at restaurants or attractions.  Handheld fogging machines are used to sanitize the coaches and other precautions are being taken.  We will do our part and ask travelers to do theirs. We will take baby steps and do this cautiously.  Who's ready?

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Buses Move America!  But your help is needed.  Tour Operators can't run tours without Motorcoaches.  We are partners and family in this industry and Tours By Design supports all of the mom and pop small business motorcoach companies that are struggling right now.  As lawmakers meet again in Washington to discuss further aid for businesses and individuals, we ask that you contact your representatives to voice your support for the motorcoach industry.  Without the buses, we can't move our group tours; we are all in this together.  In previous aid packages substantial funding was given to other modes of transportation including airlines, rail, and transit, but no funds were included for the motorcoach industry.  Without help soon, more bus companies will be forced to close their doors permanently.  Please reach out to your representative today.

 

Providing customized group tours and trips for the general public.  Now in our 18th year!

Thank you for your business, it is our pleasure to work with you and travel with you.  

 

 

Thinking about our Southern Charms tour to Charleston, Jekyll Island and Savannah?  Take a look at this brief video for a preview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McSXohIbI2k&feature

 

CUSTOMIZED GROUP TOURS

We customize tours for pre-formed groups.  Do you belong to a club, business, organization or school

and would like to have a tour set up just for you?   Call us today!

 

If you don't have a group to travel with, be sure to check out our Publc Tours for Individuals page

and make a reservation for yourself and meet new friends.  We'd love to travel with you! 

 

 

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With more than 23 years of experience, Carol Buczek of Tours By Design provides quality tour planning

for pre-formed groups and for the travelling public and individuals.  Trust your travel plans to a professional.

 

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Arranged Group Travel Services

Why choose Carol to plan your group's next trip?

Experienced

Carol has over 23 years of experience in the bus tour industry and can plan trips with destinations spanning from near and far; one-day tours to multi-day tours.

Fully Insured

Although not a bus company itself, Tours By Design utilizes only professional, fully licensed, and fully insured motorcoach carriers to get you to your destination and back home safely.

Prepared for Disruptions

Don't get stuck without a hotel due to a hotel error. Carol is a member of the American Bus Association which gives her access to a broad network of support services for when something unexpected occurs.

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