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SERVICES

BEYOND THE CROWDS

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WHAT WE DO

Having your own professional and certified travel advisor is like having a private concierge for all things travel.  We are qualified, experienced, knowledgeable, connected, and always working to make your next trip the best one you've ever had.

 

Our professional planning fees cover a wide variety of tasks and services including but not limited to:

  • Unique cultural experiences

  • International air 

  • Hotels and villas

  • River & ocean cruises

  • Travel Insurance

  • Airport transfers

  • Day tours and excursions

  • Dining & entertainment reservations

HOW IT CHANGES YOUR
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Having your own professional and certified travel advisor is like having a private concierge for all things travel - qualified, experienced, knowledgeable, connected, and always working to make your next trip the best one you've ever had.

Our clients often receive additional amenities and benefits from our suppliers.

 

  • You won't lose tens or hundreds of hours for each trip starring at a screen with dozens of tabs open.

  • You won't go around in researching circles so many times that you miss the best opportunities.

  • Most likely you are taking a vacation to disconnect and unwind - you'll no longer start that off with months of stressful planning.

  • You'll never wonder what experiences or opportunities you didn't know about that you might have missed.

  • You won't waste money.

  • You won't waste time.

  • Your entire experience will be professionally planned and documented.

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Planning Fees

Our planning fees are a one-time payment per household per trip. We will book all elements of your travel.

Forest Road

kind words from our clients

"We cannot thank you enough! We had the most wonderful time, perhaps the best vacation we’ve ever had as a family."

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Leigh and Steve, Denver

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIY

  • Missed flights

  • Awful hotel rooms that don't match the brochure-like images

  • Travel insurance that doesn't actually work when you need it

  • Waiting on hold for days at a time to airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and tour companies when you have a question or need help

  • Tired and frustrated fellow travelers

  • Wasted time trying to get from A-B

  • Under-planning

  • Over-planning

  • Poor document preparation

  • Denied entry and re-entry

  • Finding out activities and sites are closed or limited when you arrive

  • Struggling to find dining options in a limited capacity or busy seasons

READY FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION?

3 STEPS TO YOUR NEXT BEST VACATION

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  • When should I start planning my vacation?
    It depends on the type of vacation. A minimum for working with a travel agent is to start planning six months prior to when you want to travel. For river cruises which are becoming more and more popular, a year or more prior to your trip is common. For unique destinations like Egypt and Portugal which have smaller ships, 18 months prior is recommended to give you the best availability. For large family vacations or bucket list destinations booking nine to twelve months out is the minimum.
  • Can you beat the on-line travel providers?
    In service and value, yes we can beat any of the budget travel providers. We provide top notch service and are available to answer questions about any part of your trip. When it comes to a 'good deal,' more often than not, you end up with less than what you deserve. Our goal is to provide you with the best value, ensuring that your hard-earned money gets you the best travel experience. If you're on a tight budget or simply enjoy the thrill of the hunt for fantastic deals, an online booking site might be your perfect match. Otherwise, if you crave the best memories, sights, and experiences that money can buy, Beyond the Crowds is here to work beside you every step of the way ensuring a truly unique and memorable vacation.
  • Can you provide me a price breakdown of my itinerary?
    We appreciate your interest in breaking down the package cost, but our packages are designed to provide you with the best value as well as make vacation planning easy by booking everything under one package. We have partnerships with suppliers, hotels and tour operators which often have contractual agreements and wholesale pricing not available to the public, and itemization is not an option. If you want to know the cost of every piece of the vacation, then we suggest you book each individual part of the vacation on your own. Not always is this the best value.
  • Do you book AirBNB or VRBO?
    Beyond the Crowds does not work with AirBnB or VRBO, or more so they don't work with Travel Agents! I can find you luxury rental homes and condos in most locations.
  • Can you book just part of my vacation?
    In most cases, no. We are determined to make this process seamless and hassle-free for you. We want to deliver exceptional quality throughout your entire vacation, leaving no room for confusion or additional work on your part which can happen if we piecemeal parts together. The only exception to this is flights. If you’d like to book your flights so you can use miles or rewards points, that is fine! We will work with you to make sure you’re booking flights that fit with your itinerary.
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