7620 Buchanan Ct
Mentor, OH 44060
440-953-TOUR (8687)
800-347-TOUR (8687)

Recreational & Educational Tours

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Recreational & Educational Tours was started in 1983 to service the Cleveland area, enriching the lives of students and adults alike through the wonders of travel. Our mission is to create positive experiences as we bring the best of the US to you. Utilizing lasting relationships with bus companies, hotels, and various vendors, R&E offers competitive pricing for the most customer-oriented tour operating in the area, guaranteed.

We Have It Covered

 

In addition to all of the necessary amenitites listed below, we believe there are 3 main reasons to use a reputable Tour Operator to reserve and manage your tour, no matter how big or small.

 

1. Safety.... With over 30 years of student travel experience, we are able to plan for the unforeseen

 

2. Convenience.... One Call Does It All!  Call us today to plan your trip, then sit back and relax. 1-800-347-8687.

 

3. Savings.... We have hundreds of vendor relationships around the country that extend lower rates to Tour Operators.

 

Every Tour Includes all of the Following Amenities:

 

Insurance Coverage

Detailed Planning

Bus Transportation

R&E Tours carries $3 Million in liability protection.

 

Our normal bus provider, Lakefront Lines, carries $25 Million in liability protection.

 

All passengers are also covered by an Accident Insurance Policy which covers any immediate medical expenses resulting from accidents or injuries on the trip.

Flawless, experienced planning from our office and execution of all details on the trip by the Tour Director(s).

 

With over 40 years of combined travel experience, we are able to handle any situation that may arise, immediately.

 

The relationships that we have built with our suppliers allow us to pass along monetary discounts and special arrangements to our groups.

We commonly work with 
Lakefront Lines, which is part of the nation's largest motorcoach corporation - Coach USA.

 

All buses are equipped with DVD players and top of the line amenities including air conditioning and restrooms.

 

We will always pass along an appropriate gratuity to the driver(s) on your trip.

Tour Director(s)

Each of our tour directors currently works or has previously worked in education.

 

We provide one Tour Director for each bus.

 

We will interact with the student with games, prizes and different ways to incorporate your destination’s highlights and history.

 

Your Tour Director will meet the group before or slightly after departure and stay for the duration of the trip.

It is the school’s decision as to how many of the meals will be included in the cost of the tour.

 

We recommend fun, relaxing, memorable restaurants for sit-down dinners so the group can socialize.

 

We can always include vouchers, cash back or other options for lunches to be included in the cost.

 

A Deluxe Hot or Continental Breakfast is always included at your hotel unless another option is requested by the group.

Meals

Attractions

We are very familiar with all of our recommended destinations so we can customize an itinerary to fit your group's needs and curriculum.

 

Once you have received our proposed itinerary, you can make any changes to it that you would like and we can make suggestions.

 

We will reserve, confirm, communicate with and execute each and every detail at each and every attraction and activity.

Handouts

We will give you everything that you need to tell the students and parents about the tour, according to your specifications.

 

We will create a webpage for your trip that will include all of the details for the trip, which will be updated constantly during the year.

 

Educational Materials

We have compiled a database of educational materials, including Pre-Trip Lesson Plans, Scavenger Hunts at Museums, Crossword Puzzles, etc.

 

Months before the trip, we will pass along any appropriate materials for the attractions that you will be visiting on your tour. 

 

We can also schedule guided tours, educational programs and other ways to help to keep your students interested at each stop on the tour.

Fabulous Prizes

On every trip, your Tour Director will conduct contests on the bus to promote socialization between the students and to make the ride seem as short as possible.

 

As with any contest, winners will receive fabulous prizes. 

 

I know that you are cringing to know what these fabulous prizes could be.  Call us today at 800-347-TOUR and let us set up your next tour so you can find out.

Overnight Tours will also include the following:

Hotel

All hotels have interior corridors and locked windows for our number one priority: SAFETY!!

 

We always choose a reputable hotel in a suburban area of the city. (Downtown hotels and more luxurious accommodations can always be requested).

 

We always choose a hotel that is along the easiest access route into the city.

Overnight Security

All security is personally screened by R&E Tours and has passed a background check.

 

Security is on duty from the time the group arrives at the hotel until the breakfast or check-out the next morning.

 

Security is able to offer immediate assistance for any concern that may arise throughout the entire night and may act as another helpful hand at the hotel.

Pictures

Your Tour Director will take a group photo during the trip at the best possible time.  If possible, we will print and distribute a copy to each passenger on the tour in a beautifully laminated folder.

 

We can also usually upload pictures that were taken on the trip to Facebook and Twitter so friends and family at home can see the photos, sometimes while you are still on the trip.