Escorted Tour FAQs
Here we answer some frequently asked questions to help you better understand what you may expect on one of our escorted tours. As always, our Golf Travel Experts welcome the chance to help your personally at 800.344.5257 or Expert@PerryGolf.com.
What is PerryGolf’s Escorted Tour background?
We have operated escorted tours since 1984, principally for small groups of friends on a customized basis. The escorted tours we now offer are slightly different in that individuals who do not know each other can sign up for the trip and be part of a larger group. The service and delivery principle are the same however. We strive to excel and deliver memorable golf and travel experiences as we have done for thousands of clients since 1984.
Where do the escorted tours operate?
We modify our escorted tours portfolio depending on a variety of factors but always focus on a great golf & lifestyle experience. At the current time, we are offering escorted tours to South Africa, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia & Argentina. We attempt to publish upcoming trips at least 18 months before departure so that you plan and schedule accordingly.
What format do the escorted tours follow?
Our escorted tours are a fully managed all-inclusive experience, delivered in a way that ensures exceptional guest satisfaction. All arrangements and logistics are managed in advance and onsite by PerryGolf. Beyond golf, guests are free to explore on their own arrangements. The ethos of the escorted tour program is to create a turnkey environment for travelers to relax and enjoy every aspect of the tour, without concerning themselves with the details. The program creates a stress-free environment, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their chosen destination and the opportunity of playing some of the world’s finest and most memorable golfing venues…to do so in the company of existing or likeminded new-found friends.
What is included in the price of the escorted tour?
Our escorted tours are as all-inclusive as it is possible to be while providing each traveler the flexibility to create their own experiences. All accommodations, breakfasts, welcome & farewell cocktails & dinner, (often multiple dinner), all transportation and gratuities are included. At the golf courses, all greens fees, cart fees (or caddies at certain venues – excludes caddie gratuity), range balls, lunches, open bar at respective clubhouses and gratuities are included.
What is a typical escorted tour group size?
The typical group size is approximately 24 golfers, with on average a further 10 non-golfing spouses. Some guests join our escorted tours as relatively self-contained groups, e.g. 2 or 4 couples who know each other, and they will have their own golfing partners already arranged. Other guests travel as individual couples or single travelers and are seeking to meet and play golf with other guests. We will arrange golf pairings for these guests and through this a great many friendship are born. Non-golfing spouses are also perfectly catered for with a range of sightseeing opportunities available.
What is a typical golf day?
Transfers from your hotel to golf courses are coordinated ample time to arrive, hit balls and have lunch (if time appropriate). Similarly, after golf, there is time scheduled for drinks before returning to your hotel. Additional activities are scheduled on escorted trips and clearly listed on each day’s schedule.
Are internal flights included?
Yes. When a tour requires an internal flight in the middle of an escorted tour, PerryGolf will include the cost of an economy ticket in the package cost. We will also include your carriage of golf equipment where relevant and a suitable luggage allowance. Guests are responsible for their own arrival/departure international flight arrangements which our Air Services staff can assist you with at 800.344.5257 or Air@PerryGolf.com.
What is the expected dress code?
Depending on the destination, smart golfing attire is expected, bermuda shorts and collared shirts never go out of style. Shorts are welcome and typical on the golf course. Indeed, dress codes as would apply in North America apply on golf courses around the world. In the evening shorts or long pants are acceptable with golf/casual shirt. There is no requirement at any stage for a coat and/or tie.
Are gratuities included?
All local taxes plus service charges and gratuities are included for all included items such as guides, baggage handling, golf service personnel etc. The only gratuity which is not included is the gratuity to your caddie. This is because we consider it to be a more one to one personal matter which is as much about personal recognition as it is about the actual remuneration. A gratuity of $15-$20 per caddie per round is appropriate.
How much free time will we have?
For guests who are golfing and sightseeing, it is a fairly full schedule, with the majority of guests wishing to see and do as much as they can in what may be a once in a lifetime trip. We do however build in some “downtime” to allow guests to simply relax and enjoy the outstanding facilities at our various hotels.
What level of fitness & mobility is required?
Aspects of PerryGolf trips may require a certain level of fitness and mobility in order for a guest to participate fully. Activities may include walking over uneven or rough surfaces, stepping on/off buses, walking up/down stairways where elevators do not exist, stepping in/out of tender boats or occasionally smaller boats, this list is intended as representative but is not exhaustive. If a guest has any concerns over their fitness or mobility levels they should discuss this in advance of any trip with a PerryGolf golf travel specialist and they will provide further information with regard to the activities that you are concerned about, but in general, PerryGolf activities are not designed or intended to be overly strenuous.
If I am not golfing, are there additional sightseeing activities on “golf” days?
On most of days when golf is scheduled, there will be additional sightseeing / touring activities for the non-golfing guests. See the schedule for details.
Can I get laundry done on the tour?
Generally, yes, as most hotel stays are at least three days. Please confirm with your Golf Travel Expert to plan accordingly.
Should I take out travel insurance?
PerryGolf strongly recommends that you have luggage, accident and trip cancellation insurance. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate coverage. Full details of the Travel Insurance that PerryGolf can make available to you is available here.
Do you have any booking tips?
Simply we encourage guests to book as far in advance as possible as soon as program launches …. to ensure your spot. Often programs can sell out quite quickly as they are limited in the number of participants. We hope these questions and answers assist you. Should you have any additional questions please feel free to ask your PerryGolf Travel Expert at 800.344.5257 or Expert@PerryGolf.com.
Who should I contact for further assistance or to book a PerryGolf escorted tour?
Enquiries should be directed to our dedicated team of Golf Travel Experts at Expert@PerryGolf.com or 800.344.5257 option 3. Our experts are all golfers who understand the needs of golfers. They know the venues and all the details of the programs. They are ideally placed to provide the best assistance and guidance.
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