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
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
Smith Family Farm,
Niagara Falls Boat Ride on Maid of the Mist
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) -----