With over 50 years in the group travel industry, Great Escapes Adventures specializes in creating motor coach tour packages for student and adult groups of all interests and budgets. There is a lot of work that goes into arranging a group outing – all of the researching, deciding, planning and coordinating is stressful. At Great Escapes Adventures, we make the process simple – Just pick up the phone and give us a call! We do our research. We work closely with the best vendors. We are planners by trade.We will manage the coordination of all tour components to guarantee that everything runs smoothly, from beginning to end.
Our goal is to exceed your expectations.
When you contact us, our Tour Specialists will ask you the key questions to get to the heart of what you are looking for and will create an all-inclusive, fully customized trip designed specifically for your group. Through our extensive industry research and evaluation, we can guarantee exciting, innovative group travel experiences, fresh ideas and memories that last a lifetime. We are committed to providing superior customer service and delivering competitive pricing.
Providing roundtrip motor coach transportation to select locations throughout the U.S.
Planning tour itineraries with various durations – 1 Day to Multi-Day trips
Customizing Youth and Adult tours s0 that each trip is unique to your group’s specific needs and interests
Personal service working one-on-one with a member of our Tour Specialist team.
Booking of all components for your all-inclusive group tour, including hotels, sightseeing, attractions/entertainment tickets, meals and more
- OUR STAFF – With a diverse background and over 50 years in the group transportation and tourism industry, the Great Escapes Adventures staff is savvy and experienced
- PERSONAL SERVICE – Work one-on-one with our dedicated team of fully-trained Tour Specialists
- PERSONAL ATTENTION – We provide fully escorted tours by, guided our team of Professional Tour Directors.
- NO HIDDEN FEES – Gratuities for bus drivers are always included in our total prices
- EXTRAS – Complimentary chaperones for Student/Youth Groups
- APPROVED – As members of the American Bus Association & National Tour Association you can expect the best service and quality during the planning process and throughout the duration of your tour
- SAFETY – Our drivers are 19 A approved and certified by the Office of Pupil Transportation in NYC, so we can guarantee safe and reliable service for you and your group
- INNOVATION – We are constantly researching the industry landscape, looking for new vendors and evaluating current products to make sure that our tours are up-to-date and our ideas are fresh and innovative
- AFFORDABLE PRICING – Building close relationships with our dedicated vendors helps us ensure the best possible pricing for your group’s travel and tour activities
Don’t believe us? Hear it from our satisfied customers!
I have found the team at Great Escapes Adventures to be very easy to work with. There is continuous communication between the company and the client and all input is accepted and used in formulating the trip. I have worked with the team for 13 years and there is no other place that I would go for my 8th grade trip! I look forward to continuing in my position as the 8th grade trip advisor and another successful year with Great Escapes Adventures.
-Eloise Zerling, Trip Advisor, (Tenafly Middle School, NJ)
I testify that in the 8 years of scheduling school trips with GREAT ESCAPE ADVENTURES, they meet all and go beyond when securing travel arrangements! They are exceptional in their work and hospitality that even the title name of “GREAT” does not fully express the service they have provided. My students are in great hands when they travel with Great Escapes Adventures!
-Nina Mentor, Queens Academy
Traveling with this group was great! From start to finish, my class and I were treated with professionalism and respect. I have taken my class to Philadelphia many times before, and I was delighted to learn many new things this year. Thank you, Great Adventures!
–Linna McDonald, Saint Stanislaus Kotska School
I had been using Great Escapes Adventures for three years to book all our exciting Adventures in Sight and Sound show at Pennsylvania for my fund raising in church function . The price was affordable and good comparable to other tour companies . The services were excellent . Joe can put a package together which you cannot resist to accept. We had a wonderful time. The driver came on time and we arrived on time. All drivers had excellent driving skills and most of all safety conscious.
Food was excellent on two different restaurants. The seating in the show were fantastic “ we were treated like a royalty “. The experienced we had were Spiritually uplifting “ and we could not wait to book for another trip next year for the upcoming show.
-Lourdes Panes, Yonkers Seven Day Adventist Church
For many years Great Escapes Adventures has helped organize our senior trips toPhiladelphia, Amish Country and Pinegrove Dude Ranch. Their endless support andorganization has always resulted in the best trips for our students. The trips were affordable, fun, uniqueand above all, safe. No request was too unusual and they exhibit patience and professionalism at all times. I speak not only for myself, but for my colleagues, parents and students who have participated in these trips, when I say safety was always the number one concern.
-Lynda Costagliola, Senior Class Activities Leader (P. S 3, Brooklyn, New York)
PS 43Q, located in Far Rockaway, has been traveling with the team at Great Escapes Adventures for over 10 years, and the experiences have always been memorable. The students have a great time while learning important information at the same time from the many knowledgeable tour guides. At Great Escapes Adventures, your tours are always tailored to the groups’ needs. If they do not have it, they try to find it and incorporate it. PS 43Q has traveled with many other tour companies, but Great Escapes meets our needs. Way to go Great Escapes Adventures!”
-Gayle Holmes, Assistant Principal (PS 43Q)
*Minimium Pax Count Required
We work hard to make sure you do as little work possible when planning your group tour.
Here is how our process works.
Give Us A Call!
A member of our Tour Specialist team will speak with you to find out a variety of details such as, how many people are in your group, what dates are you looking to travel, if there’s a specific destination in mind, is there a specific purpose for the trip, what kind of a group are you traveling with (students, religious, family), will there be a theme behind your tour, are there any specific attractions you are interested in, etc. This phase gives us an idea of who your group is and helps us tailor your itinerary.
Planning & Developing A Proposal
After listening to your ideas and requests, we can begin to plan the details of your tour. Our tour specialist will make suggestions based on your request, and answer any questions you have about destinations, hotel accommodations and other components of your trip. Once we have a firm idea of what you are looking for, we can come up with a price based on your requests. Our tour specialists will work with you to customize the perfect itinerary to suit your budget and plans.
Once you have reviewed the trip proposal and are ready to book your trip, you will be provided with a contract. The contract will show the date of your trip, number of passengers, per person cost and payment terms and conditions. For overnight trips, the contracts will also show the length of the trip, type of rooms and per person cost.
Once you receive a contract from Great Escapes Adventures, you will have up to two weeks to return the signed contract with your initial deposit. Once we receive the initial deposit a preliminary trip itinerary will be provided. The itinerary will show all the activities and elements included in your trip.
Final payment is due 30-days prior to the trip. For overnight trips, the group rooming list is due 35 days prior to the trip date. A receipt of payment will be provided every time you submit payment to Great Escapes Adventures.
Once Great Escapes Adventures receives final payment, you’ll be provided your final trip itinerary. The final itinerary will show all the activities included and emergency contact information.