Private Tours


Porter Tours offers  "Private Tours" for individuals who may want to put a special tour or group together for; families, organizations, church groups or friends from wards or stakes as well as youth and single adult groups. The name of each group will be listed for those interested to not only see the upcoming tour but what may be planed in the future.  Just click on the group you're interested in on the left.


Private tours are an excellent way to save money on your group or private tours and cruises. There are fixed costs in every tour that are divided between those participating in the tour. An individual or group that will organize the private tours eliminates the company costs of advertising and marketing specific tours, thus, saving substantial costs to the participants.

When organizing private tours there are a few things that should be kept in mind:

The number of participants makes a difference as many costs are priced by the day. For example, a bus that costs $1500.00 per day for a 10-day tour would be $15,000,00.  If the tour had 20 paticipants (10 couples) the bus would cost $75.00 per person per day or $750.00 per person for the 10-day tour. With 50 people (25 couples) the bus cost would drop to $30.00 per day or $300.00 per person for the 10-day tour. The bus cost per day will be the same, so the numbers of participants will make a significant difference in the cost of the tour. Likewise, double occupancy in a hotel room will be less expensive per person than a single person in a room as the cost of the room is divided by two. There are also group rates available in hotels, attractions, and entry fees when the number meet the specific requirements for discounts.


Church History tours with large groups can save a substantial amount of costs as you reach the capacity of the bus. (50 people). Tours to Bible Lands such as Egypt Israel, Turkey, Greece, Rome can also be organized for private groups and families.

For hosted and un-hosted tours, Porter Tours can help set up; air-fare, hotels, buses, and guides. Private tours are organized per-request and specifications of the group or organization.

For those interested in setting up a guided or unguided tour for your group, family or organization, please contact Bruce Porter at (480) 388-4580.


An 8-Day Church History Tour:



Guide and Host throughout the tour

Airconditioned Bus Throughout

All Hotels, Entrance Fees, Taxes

All Breakfasts included

Boston Area

The Plymouth Plantation, Tour of Mayflower

Tour of Monument of the ForeFathers

Sharon the Birthplace of Joseph Smith

Harmony Pa. New Visitor Center

Whitmer Farm Organization of The Church

Palmyra Area

Hill Cumorah,

Smith Family Farm,

Sacred Grove,

Grandin Press

Niagara Falls Boat Ride on  Maid of the Mist

Kirtland Area

Historic Kirtland

Kirtland Temple

Morley Farm

Johnson Farm

Not included:


Lunches and Dinners

Tips for Bus Drivers

Estimated Costs for Private 8-Day Tour

Friends, Family, Members of a Ward or Stake, etc.

Based on Double Occupancy

# of People-----Cost Per Person

16 -  (8   Couples) -----

20 - (10 Couples) -----

30 - (15  Couples) -----

40 - (20 Couples) -----

50 -  (25 Couples) -----






For those interested in setting up a guided or unguided tour for your private group, family or organization, please contact

Bruce Porter at (480) 388-4580.

Not all tours will have the same ratio of savings as U. S. and Church History tours. European and the Middle East and Mediterranean tours are priced differently than U.S. based tours.

Cruises can be priced with personal and private excursions with private buses and guides at each port which is usually less expensive than the ship's excursion prices. There may also be pre-cruise or post-cruise tours available for the ports of embarkation or debarkation.