We know we've aroused your curiosity gorgeous, so here is Diva Travel 101 for questions that you're just dying to ask. If you still want more details, feel free to write to us to dispel all doubts.
What is the general profile of your Bevy of Divas?
Our Bevy of Divas is usually college-educated, working or have had a career, married, single or empty nesters, a mix of solo travelers, girlfriends, mothers and daughters, sisters, co-workers- and many more. There is no general age group but it consists of adventurous, sophisticated women, active, curious about the world and lots of fun. That said, you would need the physical ability to do total of 4, not necessarily consecutive, hours a day of walking, including steps and uneven surfaces, especially during the sightseeing portion of the trip in the city.
What is the your typical group size?
There a limit of 18 participants per trip to maintain a friendly atmosphere and individual attention like traveling with a group of friends or extended family. However, our average group size is usually 10
If I am travelling alone, do I have to pay single supplement?
NO. If you would like to share a room with a fellow diva, we can pair you with a great roommate so you can pay twin share price. If we are unable to pair you with a room-mate before the start of tour date, you will need to pay the single supplement. Also, if you decide to move to another room during the tour due to a personality difference, then the price difference will need to be paid at the time, based on the rates available from the hotels/suppliers. This will be at your own cost. If for example there is an issue due to something like snoring, then the other person will have to pay the difference. There is an etiquette for sharing with someone you don't know and things such as if you know you snore, continued mobile phone usage during sleeping hours, tidiness etc., should be taken into account if you choose the 'travel buddy' option
Can I stay longer or arrive earlier?
Of course. You can extend your tour if you desire. We will be pleased to provide rates at the hotels, additional excursions and recommendations should you decide to extend once we finish our tour. We can work together on an extended itinerary to suit your budget. Since the hotels where we stay are located in prime locations, they tend to fill up early; please contact us as soon as you know that you want to extend your stay. Payment for additional nights is due along with the deposit. Airport transfers are not included for early arrivals/late departures.
Airport transfers (private or group) are provided for most trips once we land at the destination.
I’m a vegetarian, is that a problem?
No problem. A good variety of vegetarian food is available in most cities and is no longer a point of concern. It is important to realize that in some places your diet might be slightly limited, as meat often forms an integral part of the local diet but vegetarian options are always there.
Why don't you include airfares and insurance in your tours?
We do not include airfare in the cost of our tours. Because women from all over the world travel with us, there is no convenient place for all of us to meet before the tour. There is such a proliferation of deals available we believe it is better value and offers wider choice and flexibility for you to choose your own options - we do provide recommended airlines for the destinations we are travelling to. Many Divas want to use their frequent flyer points or have an airline preference and we respect that. From time-to-time where required for transport during the tour we will include internal airfares in certain destinations. At all times we are very happy to assist with competitive airfares. The same goes for insurance. We offer an option via Diva Odysseys, but again a lot of Divas have access to corporate policies, credit card providers and have their own preference.
Is international travel insurance compulsory and covered in the tour cost?
Travel insurance is not included in the tour price. However, it is a condition of joining all Diva Odysseys’ tours that participants take out full comprehensive travel insurance which will cover trip cancellation, foreign medical, flight delays and cancellations, medical evacuation, airline tickets, loss of luggage, trip delay or personal accident, etc for the duration of the trip. Do get in touch with us for reference on a reputable travel insurance company with comprehensive coverage and customer-focused service.
Do I need a Visa for my tour?
It depends on the destination country and your nationality and country of residence. Please be sure to check with us for specific information regarding visas.
How much money should I carry on the tour?
Most expenses are covered by the price of the trip. You will need money for some meals, tipping the local guides and drivers, and you may bring some spending money for buying gifts, alcoholic beverages, spa services or for covering personal expenses such as laundry or phone calls. Other items not covered in the price are: - international airfare to/from the tour starting point - single supplement (optional) - travel cancellation/foreign medical travel insurance - custom fees, excess luggage fees - personal expenses (telephone charges, mini bar, laundry expenses, etc.)
How would you describe a typical Diva Odysseys Tour
You will discover historical gems and unspoiled nature, but you will also be pampered so that you can truly rest, rejuvenate and get in touch with your mind and spirit. Cooking in Tuscany, fishing in the Amazon, silk spinning in Croatia, designing their personal perfume in France, and landscape drawing in Greece are just a sampling of possible experiences when you travel with our bevy of Divas. Our skilful behind-the-scenes organization and subtle leadership style incorporating a mix of tour guide, hostess & friend fosters a special experience and camaraderie and an atmosphere of mutual respect. Besides, when you go by yourself or when you go with a women-only tour, you get to decide if you want to walk out of the science museum or have chocolate for lunch or try on hair accessories for two hours without explaining to anyone.
Tour inclusions and exclusions
Our tours price includes accommodations, all ground transportations, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing and admissions fees and guides. It does not include international airfares and travel insurance and visas.
What should I pack?
Please ensure you arrive with layered clothing to allow for protection from changing weather conditions. Do bring sunglasses and sunscreen and comfortable clothes and walking shoes. You may wish to bring one formal outfit and shoes for a formal evening.
How do I book or register?
We request a deposit per tour to hold your reservation. The final payment is due 60 days before the trip, and we'll remind you 70 days before the trip. You can pay by on-line or by wire-transfer or deposit a cheque in our bank account. Feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or call us anytime at +91 7350448010
Minimum Number Requirements
Diva Odysseys reserves the right to cancel any trip at any time for any reason if there are too few participants or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the travelers is judged to be compromised. In such circumstances, we will offer the option to those booked to re-cost the itinerary based on the number traveling and decide from there. If the tour does not proceed, we will give you plenty of notice and refund all payments received by Diva Odysseys which shall constitute full settlement. Diva Odysseys is not responsible for any additional loss incurred on travel arrangements or air tickets due to a trip cancellation.