Frequently Asked Questions:

Why choose us to book a trip?

Planning a group tour takes time, expertise and involves multiple suppliers. Airlines, motor coach companies, attractions, accommodations, and restaurants all have different considerations. Our experienced tour operators will seamlessly coordinate your group’s entire trip-without extra work for you. They will make all the necessary arrangements to accommodate your trip requests. Tour operators also ensure that suppliers are in compliance with federal safety standards and are often given additional discounts from suppliers, since they buy in bulk. They can also negotiate free travel for your group’s organizer(s).

What is included in my tour cost?

Richmond Tours handles every detail of your tour from start to finish including, reservations for ground and/or air transportation, hotels, meals, attractions, and events. There are NO hidden costs!

Are chaperones included in the tour?

Yes! For maximum safety, we encourage ample adult supervision on each tour. We include one chaperone for every 10 participants. We will also build into the cost as many additional chaperones as you like.

How do you handle dietary restrictions?

We try to provide as many options for your group as possible. Many of our venues offer gluten and dairy free options as well as accommodate any allergies.

What about the safety and security of my students?

Many of our tour locations can provide security. For the locations that do not provide security, Richmond Tours will provide security if requested. Our clients’ safety is our #1 priority.

Is Richmond Tours a DOE Vendor?

Of course! We have been for over 35 years! Our DOE Vendor information: Elite Tours dba Richmond Tours and our DOE Vendor # is RICH397449. If you are a school looking to book a trip, you should NEVER book with any tour company that is not a registered DOE Vendor.

Does Richmond Tours have liability insurance?

Unlike many tour companies, Richmond Tours has a one million dollar liability insurance plan that covers all participants. In other words, the liability is on us!

Our Promise for every Trip.

No Hidden Cost

All of our tours include taxes and tips in hotels, restaurants, for bus drivers and professional Tour Guides


All our accommodations are equipped wth private bath, climate control, and T.V.


Member of the National Tour Association, DOE vendor,and the largest student tour organization for over 35 years.


We will print personalized flyers with your group's name, contact person, consent form, etc.

Liability Insurace

We are fully insured, carrying a one million dollar Liability insurance plan that covers all participants

A Personal Touch

All Richmond Tours are customized to tailor fit your special interests and preferences