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Accessible Travel Planning

Our wheelchair accessible lifestyle vacations are the best of all accessible vacation possibilities for travelers wanting an accessible vacation at their own pace.

With a "design-implement" travel planner like Accessible Journeys, we plan your
accessible lifestyle vacations to include everything a traveler with wheels needs for a great wheelchair accessible vacation.

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Each accessible lifestyle vacation is custom designed for each client and includes all accommodation, accessible transportation, private drivers and guides (when needed) and travel insurance.

We also make available
- world wide cell phones
- foreign currency exchange
- Overseas mobility equipment

30 years of experience making the world more accessible

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About Accessible Travel Planning

Handling your investments with an accessible travel planner
Planning a custom accessible lifestyle vacation© is an investment that we take very seriously and we devote considerable resources to making sure our clients' investments in time and money are rewarded. An experienced travel planner help with important planning decisions through each phase and manages all of the details of each vacation.

How to begin planning your Accessible Vacation
We are glad to discuss any vacation in advance and talk about the possibilities. We can guide to your estimating costs however to undertake a custom vacation we require a "Goodwill Deposit" of $250.00 for each person participating in your vacation (US funds only). If you are leaving for your vacation within ten weeks, a Goodwill Deposit does not apply. Read our details about "close in departures."
If you are departing greater than ten weeks your goodwill deposit is refundable in two instances:
• You decline our initial proposal
• After your travel program you have no unpaid expenses*
(*with Accessible Journeys or our overseas suppliers and is not limited to, processing insurance claims, and collecting refunds where applicable.

After the Goodwill Deposit, what next?
When we receive your Goodwill Deposit we create a complete personalized travel plan and vacation itinerary just for you. Our vacation plan includes all of the services and accommodations we both agree to include in your vacation, nothing more, nothing less; only your vacation. If you accept our initial travel proposal you become our client. If you decline our initial travel plan, we refund 100% of your Goodwill Deposit. After you accept our proposal we use your Goodwill Deposit for telecommunication expenses, postal fees, wire transfers, and other expenses directly related to your travel planning. As our client, we exchange as much information with you as we can and we work closely with you to can create the vacation experience that's perfect for your interests, abilities, and budget. Our accessible travel planning can be jam-packed with activities, or as leisurely as you want. Together we work to meet your expectations and to plan the holiday designed just for you.


About close-in departures
If your vacation request is within ten weeks or less before departure before we begin work on your custom travel itinerary we must receive a "Prepare for Travel Payment" of $250.00 for each person participating in your vacation. If you do not accept our initial travel plan your Prepare for Travel Payment is nonrefundable.


Credit cards for Goodwill Deposit
We are a member of the "Pay Pal" secure payment system. We accept Visa and Master card credit card payments only for Goodwill Deposits through the "Pay Pal" program. The security of your payment is guaranteed. Other payments are subject to our Terms and Conditions for Land Travel and Terms and Conditions for Cruise Travel

Can I discuss proposed holiday plans without a Goodwill Deposit?
Over the years we've collected tremendous volumes of accessibility information about the destinations we serve. Our travel planners can discuss your overall travel plans. However, we are a professional design-implement travel planner and our conversations can not include discussions of resources, price estimates, hotel lists, access at attractions, or other DIY (Do It Yourself) information.

A Goodwill Deposit for planning a cruise?
NO !
We offer cruise holidays for travelers with special needs to destinations around the world. We have personally inspected, photographed, and measured the accessible staterooms aboard the ships we sell. We're very confident that we can answer all your cruise questions without the time consuming research and resources that are required to plan an independent itinerary.

Can I get "hotel lists" and access information?
We are a design-implement travel planner and we do not provide hotel lists or access resources. This type of information is best obtained from a travel resource center.

As a client can I get access information on my destination?
As a client of Accessible Journeys we share with you the tremendous volumes of accessibility information we have collected about the destinations we serve. We can assist you with dinner reservations, entertainment selections, theater tickets, and accessibility information about attractions, destinations, and shopping.

What about "Open-Ended" travel planning
Our accessible travel planning requires advance reservations for your hotel, drivers and guides. We do not provide access information or hotel lists for travelers wanting an "open-ended" vacation, (i.e. choosing hotels and attractions in-country, or upon arrival).

About self-drive automobile travel inside the USA
Our self-drive, accessible vacations are outside of the USA. Driving vacations inside the USA are available by AAA (Automobile Association of America).

About self-drive automobile travel outside the USA
Working with the Access-Network© we have developed the expertise and the resources to create self-drive automobile itineraries outside the USA offering the highest level of accessibility possible. We provide route information, advance hotel reservations with guaranteed accessible accommodations, English speaking guides and more.

What makes the services of Accessible Journeys so special?
Accessible Journeys is a leader and a pioneer in the accessible travel Industry. After 21 years of providing services exclusively to slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends no agency is better qualified to handle your accessible travel needs. Our well traveled staff have inspected hotels and attractions giving us the ability to personally design your tour program to maximize access and maximum enjoyment. Working with the Access-Network© we have developed the expertise and the resources to create the very best accessible travel programs possible.

Estimated Costs, Ball Park Prices and Accessible Vacations
Our estimates are based on past passenger rates for similar services. Estimate applies to private accessible vacations in UK countries and EU member countries only. These estimates do not apply to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, China, Vietnam, India, or our South American destinations; see separate service profiles for each destination.
Accessible Vacation Services in Europe Basic Deluxe Superior Luxury
Local Representatives w/24 hour contact services X X X X
Access Guide to Local Attractions, Daily Itinerary X X X X

Meet and Greet Assistance on Arrival

  X X X
Arrival Transfer, Airport to Hotel   X X X
5* Hotel, (Single Reservation, Paris Only)   X X X
5* Hotels, (Multiple City Reservations, 2-3 cities)     X X
4* Hotel, (Single Reservation, Paris Only)   X X X
4* Hotels, (Multiple City Reservations, 2-3 minimum cities) X X X X
Full Breakfast, Daily at each Hotel X X X X
Value Added Tax (VAT) All Applicable Local Taxes X X X X
City To City, by economy class Air Tickets        
City To City, by 1st class Rail Tickets X X X X
City to City, by Private Car and Driver     X X
Transfers: hotel/train and train/hotel     X X
Transfers: hotel/airport and airport/hotel     X X
Full Day, Private Guided Sightseeing X X X X
Full Day, Private Guided Countryside Sightseeing     X X
Full Day, City Hostess       X
Departure Transfer, Hotel/Airport     X X
Admissions to Guided Attractions X X X X
Estimate of Private Vacation: Per Person, Per Day $350 $550 $650 $950
Estimate of Self Drive Vacation Costs: Per Person, Per Day $250 $350 $450 $750
Estimate based on EUR1.00/USD$1.11733      


*Fluctuation in foreign currency markets and variations in hotel rates from low to high season may cause variations in our rates in some cities of +/- $50 per person, per day. Rates on this description are High Season Rates.

Our travel planners are free to discuss your accessible travel plans about your accessible Journey.

The accuracy of your quotation will be influenced by our exact destination and the date of your visit the number of passengers and their ages (number of individual rooms), your level of Necessary Access Required (accessible rooms vs adapted accessible rooms), logistical Considerations (exact point to point transportation logistics) Foreign Currency Valuation of the USA Dollar, and hotel room availability.



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