How long has Good News Travels been in business?

Good News Travels has been organizing family-friendly tours around the United States since 1981. Over this time we've built up a huge amount of experience serving our customers' needs and we're the only company around that puts together custom tours.

What's your most popular tour destination?

With over 30 years in the business, our most popular destinations have changed with history and the passage of time. Our school groups still regularly visit Washington, Charleston and Savannah, but in the last few years, cities such as Chicago, New York and New Orleans have also been popular. Our adult favorites have been Colorado Trains, the Canadian Maritime region, Alaska cruise/tour packages, and the California Coast. Those are great tours, but we should remind you that personalized, customized tours are our specialty. So be sure to contact us about any destinations that interest you.

What about wheelchairs and ADA accommodation?

In general, bus companies are required to provide wheelchair accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let us know what kinds of accommodation will be necessary for your group and we'll be sure that your needs are taken care of.

What about cancellations and fees?

If you have not purchased cancellation waivers and you need to cancel for any reason prior to departure, the following fees will be assessed:

  • More than 45 days prior to departure: a full refund will be given
  • 45 days - 15 days: 25% of total tour price
  • 14 days - day of departure: 100% of total tour price

All tours involving airline transportation, all international tours, and all cruises have separate cancellation policies.  Ask your sales consultant for additional details.

Can I get travel insurance?

Yes, talk to your sales consultant to find out more about our very affordable insurance package that will protect your travel investment.  We partner with several nationally recognized travel insurers for our plans.

What about infants/strollers?

Bus tours can accommodate fold-able strollers in the baggage compartment. We can also arrange extra stops as needed by your group. We welcome parents and children of all ages.

Can I bring my pet?

Pet policies are determined by the locations you'll be staying and the companies you'll be traveling with. If you're interested in a pet-friendly tour, we'll do our best to find partners that can accommodate the fuzzier members of your family.