Let's find trips that move you!
Ocean view of Dubrovnik, Croatia on Mayflower Tour

Mayflower Tours

4.5 Great
100%
Premier
USTOA
This operator is an Active Member in good standing in the United States Tour Operator Association and part of the $1 million traveler insurance program
# of trips 6 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Trip prices $ 1,699 - $ 4,599
No Additional Savings. This tour operator does not provide any additional savings. Read more

Member Savings

Unlock Member Savings
Save up to $700!

Sign in to see which companies give additional savings to Travelstride Members (it’s free )

Compare to Mayflower Tours

Intrepid Travel

3,773 Average 3,773 Reviews 95%

Trafalgar

10,566 Excellent 10,566 Reviews 91%

Explore!

4,483 Great 4,483 Reviews 99%
How well do you know the world?
Play the game

Mayflower Tours Reviews & Ratings

100% Recommend
4.5 Great
Excellent
5
Great
2
Average
1
Disappointing
0
Terrible
0
Value
4.6
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.5
Meals
4.6
Allison
·
2019-09-23
5.0
Mayflower Tours Company Reviews by Mayflower Tours
Loved the experience
Loved the experience I had on my trip to Croatia. Excellent guides and the ship was beautiful. I would travel with Mayflower again in a heartbeat!
Show more
Zachary
·
2019-06-19
5.0
Mayflower Tours Company Reviews by Mayflower Tours
The trip was amazing
Just went on the Cruising the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast tour through Montenegro and Croatia, the trip was amazing. The locations and the guided tours were exceptional!
Show more
Zachary
·
2019-05-22
5.0
Mayflower Tours Company Reviews by Mayflower Tours
the trip was amazing
Just went on the Cruising the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast tour through Montenegro and Croatia, the trip was amazing. The locations and the guided tours were exceptional!
Show more
Patty
·
2018-04-01
5.0
Mayflower Tours Company Reviews by Mayflower Tours
Our Greece tour was incredible!
We have booked with Mayflower for the past two years and have enjoyed the booking process and the quality of the tours. Our Greece tour was incredible! Our guide was very knowledgeable (Masters in Greek Theology) the hotel was 5 star and within walking distance of everything.
The bus was new and very comfortable, our drivers were exceptional and knew the area well. Working with the reservation team was always a delight, I highly recommend this company for all international and domestic travel.
Show more
Laura M
·
2015-10-01
5.0
Mayflower Tours Company Reviews by Mayflower Tours
We weren't sure we'd like a group tour but thoroughly enjoyed it.
Took my best friend with several years ago on the Australia/New Zealand trip and it was outstanding! We weren't sure we'd like a group tour (we're both pretty independent travelers), but thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this particular tour to ANYONE......but the jetlag when you get home takes time for recovery. There's something about leaving NZ at 6pm on Saturday night and arriving in Los Angeles at 11am Saturday morning......the SAME Saturday.....that kind of messes with your head! You get home before you left~lol
Show more
Introducing the new FlexiPass
  • Save up to 32% off trips to every continent on earth
  • Redeem anytime before 2023. Last minute changes OK.
  • Get a full refund.

Editorial review of Mayflower Tours

Founded in 1979, Mayflower is an Illinois-based company providing consistent quality trips for great value. They’re here to bring you all the “must-sees” and “must-do’s” with 100+ itineraries and over 10 different travel styles.

What Makes Mayflower Tours Stand Out?

  • Mid-range budget tours
  • Group escorted and individual tours
  • “Specialty tour” options (eg. Thanksgiving in New York City, Calgary Stampede, biblical sites in the Middle East)
  • Discounts on your first tour and referrals

Holidays are designed for travelers looking for the fullest travel experience at a great price value. Since its inception, Mayflower Tours has consistently provided the ultimate touring experience in each destination always focused on the travelers’ budget. Each Mayflower Tour has a professional tour manager on board to ensure all details are taken care of.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Mayflower Tours?

Travelers who are...

  • Looking for the full tour travel experience without the big price tag
  • In reasonably good shape
  • Looking for a full range of activities
Mayflower Tours Stride Take

Mayflower caters to budget travelers of all ages, including families and seniors. Most tours are not physically demanding, though they do offer adventure tours these are mainly in the "soft" adventure range. Travelers with Mayflower should be able to walk - this includes walking up stairs or inclines, since some sites will not have bus access.

Top Destinations

white cherry blossoms in full bloom in washington dc

When they began, Mayflower offered tours in the United States only, but they quickly expanded. They now operate tours in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. They travel to a wide variety of places, from tourist hot spots to little towns off the tourist path.

Mayflower Tours Travel Style

A cruise ship in Alaska overlooking snowcapped mountains

Majority of their chosen hotels are in the 4 to 5 star range, well-located, and have first class service and amenities. For instance, you’ll get a geothermal spa on a tour to Iceland, or spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains on an Alaskan cruise. There’s a good balance between planned activities and free time. The number of meals vary depending on the tour, but most meals are included. They’re willing to help you arrange your flights as well, although it’s not included in the tour package.

view of the zion national park and highway in the day time

They have several different travel styles:

Autumn Foliage: An exploration of the stunning fall colors and scenic landscapes in large cities, quaint towns, and countrysides around the world.

Cruises: Large cruise ship sailing. Experience dramatic landscapes, historic sightseeing, cultural ceremonies, and charming villages. Destinations include Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada.

Holidays and Special Events: A range of unique and special tours in Canada, USA, and Europe. Experience the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race on a tour to Alaska, Christmas time in Colonial Williamsburg, the cherry blossom season in Washington DC, or the Passion Play in Oberammergau - which only happens once a decade! Many of these tours happen at very specific times of the year, so it’s important to plan these trips early on.

National Parks: Explore contrasting landscapes of mountains, luscious trees, glaciers, deserts, and more on a National Park Tour. These tours are largely focused on US and Canadian National Parks, along with trips to South Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. If you’re looking for a trip that simply bundles all of nature’s incredible feats, consider going on a tour with Mayflower to see Oregon’s Seven Wonders.

Natural Exploration: Tours around the world that combine nature, culture, and culinary into one trip.

River Cruising: The excitement never stops on a river cruise with Mayflower Tours. These ships travel through various parts of Europe and Asia. Many of these trips are made to coincide with special events and holidays. With a river cruise, you can visit Christmas markets in France and Germany, see the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, or make a stop in Germany to experience Oktoberfest.

Scenic Rail Experience: Sit back and relax as you pass by various breathtaking landscapes. You’ll be sure to see incredible views of mountains, lakes, oceans, countrysides, and vineyards.

Small Ship Adventures: Travel around in style as you hop aboard a yacht, luxury junk boat, or mini cruise ship. On top of experiencing all the history, culture, food, and nature a country has to offer, you’ll have beautiful views of blue ocean water.

Why Choose a Tour/Cruise With Mayflower Tours?

  • Professional tour guides
  • Budget-priced tours
  • Classic travel destinations
  • Quirky event and themed tours
  • Cruises and railway journeys

Attentive tour guides, and a strong attention to detail on the ground are part of what sets Mayflower tours apart. They are knowledgeable, understanding, and devoted to making your tours relaxing and memorable. There is something for everyone at an affordable rate, from the classic travel destinations to quirky themes and events. This is also your chance to partake in some of the most interesting cultural events and celebrations that the US and Europe have to offer. No matter what continent you decide to go to, Mayflower Tours will surely bring the fun.

They’re also a member of Tourism Cares, a non-profit foundation that takes responsibility in the preservation of historical sites around the world.  

As if that’s not enough - they’ll pick you up from your house on your departure day if you live in the greater Chicagoland area or Florida’s Sun Coast area!


Unlock Community Benefits

Travel better together
Travel better together
  • Save favorite trips and itineraries
  • Get insider insights
  • Receive personalized recommendations
    ...and much more

More details

Travelstride featured in

The Newyork Times
AFAR
Chicago Tribune
Travel Pulse
Los Angeles Times
Frommers

Travel wisely

COVID-19 is still affecting travel around the world but more countries continue to reopen and adjust travel restrictions and requirements. We recommend reviewing the following Travel restrictions & safety measures by country resource before planning or booking your trip to ensure you understand risks and logistics.

See the Full list of Covid-19 travel resources - all updated regularly given the fast changing environment.

And check out everything you need to know about how vaccines are affecting travel, including which countries open to fully vaccinated travelers.

Ready to travel? 

See the Countries reopening for tourism updated list to find your next destination.

Consider booking a Custom or Private Trip for the peace of mind that comes from working directly with a travel expert, who can plan ahead for safety and assist you during the trip if any complications develop, plus gives you more freedom and flexibility with your itinerary.

Connect with Expert Trip Planner - the best local experts for nearly everywhere

Buy a FlexiPass - save money (and stress) on your next post-COVID trip

About the company From

From Mayflower Tours

Mayflower Tours, located in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a professional tour operator handling individual and group guided tour arrangements. Mayflower offers tours throughout the World.

Value-added traveling The Mayflower Way providing life enriching experiences on each and every holiday. Holidays are designed for travelers looking for the fullest travel experience at a great price value. Since its inception, Mayflower Tours has consistently provided the ultimate touring experience in each destination always focused on the travelers’ budget. Each Mayflower Tour has a professional Tour Manager on board to ensure all of the details are taken care of. Mayflower Tours works closely with travel agents to sell to individual travelers and groups throughout the world. The company offers free marketing support in the form of travel presentations, videos, customized promotional flyers and newsletter articles for all travel professionals to maximize their group sales and experience.

The company is active in the United States Tour Operators Association, the National Tour Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, American Bus Association and the Travel Industry Association o

John and Mary Stachnik started Mayflower Tours in 1979. John, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours, entered the travel industry in 1966 when he began working for a Washington D.C.hotel company. From 1970-1978 John was founder, part owner and president of an Illinois-based tour company which grew to more than 36,000 passengers a year. John's wife Mary serves as co-owner and senior vice president for the Mayflower Group. Together they live in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Trips & Specials See all 6 trips

Want a tailor-made trip instead?

Travel better together
Your trip, your way, planned by an expert:
  • You choose budget, destinations, activities, transport & lodging type
  • Expert designs the itinerary for you, and once approved, takes care of logistics

Mayflower Tours Company Ranking by Category

Associations

United States Tour Operators Association, The National Tour Association, The American Society of Travel Agents, American Bus Association, The Travel Industry Association of America

Why Travelstride

Find your perfect trip
A vast selection of trips on every continent, for every style. Thousands of itineraries from hundreds of trusted travel companies.
Save time
Use simple search and comparison tools to easily find the best trip. Don't sweat the logistics -- travel providers plan for you.
Save money
Book directly with the operator. Find inclusive packages for the best value and get access to amazing deals.
Travel confidently
Read unbiased user reviews, pick the company that fits your style, and connect with them directly. No worries, just memories.
We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. By clicking submit, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. An account will be created for you to track your submission and a temporary password will be emailed to you.
×
×
Sign in to Save Trips
Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
  • Bookmark trips you like
  • Share with your travel companions
  • Track price changes
  • Access private discounts on trips you save
×
Sign in to see your results

TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

With a membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
Activate your free Travelstride membership

Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

? Forgot Password?

With your free membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
To Follow, sign in or sign up (it's free) ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
member benefits

By signing in, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 32 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!