TRAVEL STYLES

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Escorted
Locally Hosted
Seat-in-Coach
Guaranteed

ESCORTED

An escorted tour provides you with an experienced Ritz Tours Tour Manager who will accompany you throughout most of your travels. In addition, you will also have the inside knowledge of a local guide who will know more about each city in depth.

China Premiere Series: groups departing with 10 or more people will have a Tour Manager from arrival in Asia to departure, except in Hong Kong where it will be locally hosted by our Hong Kong office.

China Deluxe Series:groups departing with 10 or more people will have a Tour Manager from arrival in Asia to departure.

Asia Series:groups departing with 10 or more people will have a Tour Manager from arrival in Asia to departure, except in Hong Kong where it will be locally hosted.

Europe Series: groups departing with 15 or more people will have a Tour Manager from arrival in Europe to departure.

City Packages: we do not offer escorted tours.

Hot Deals: we do not offer escorted tours.

LOCALLY-HOSTED

A locally-hosted tour provides you with a knowledgeable local guide in each city you visit. These guides are locals who have in depth knowledge of the area.

China Premiere Series: groups departing with less than 10 people will be locally hosted.

China Deluxe Series: groups departing with less than 10 people will be locally-hosted.

Asia Series: groups departing with less than 10 people will be locally-hosted.

Europe Series: groups departing with less than 10 people will be locally-hosted.

City Packages: all sightseeing will be locally-hosted.

Hot Deals: groups will be locally-hosted unless otherwise noted.

SEAT-IN-COACH

Only the city packages are offered on a seat-in-coach basis. This means that you may be in a bus with other passengers, unless otherwise noted.

GUARANTEED

A guaranteed tour does not rely on a minimum number of people to depart and will go with as little as two passengers. Pack your bags with confidence, knowing that your vacation plans will not be cancelled.

China Premiere Series: our Premiere Series require a minimum of 6 passengers for the tour to depart; however, select departure dates are offered as guaranteed tours.

China Deluxe Series: all tours are guaranteed to depart with 2 passengers except Silk Road Splendors (RDS) and Tibet Highland & Yangtze River (RDT), which require a minimum of 6 passengers.

Asia Series: all tours are guaranteed to depart with 2 passengers except for RAB (Exotic Asia), which requires a minimum of 10 passengers, and RAA (Indochina Excursion), which requires a minimum of 4 passengers.

Europe Series: most dates are guaranteed to depart; however, select departure dates require a minimum of 15 passengers.

City Packages: all packages are guaranteed to depart with 2 passengers, subject to availability.

Hot Deals: many are guaranteed to depart with 2 passengers. Please check the remarks on each promotional package.