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Update, December, 2018
Many of you have called and written, saying that you hope there will be a Yellowstone Tour and yep, there will be, starting June 1!
Others have pined for a Canadian Rockies Tour and you will be happy too! We haven't had a Canadian Rockies Tour since 2013 and a few people have asked repeatedly that I offer it again for 2019. So it is back, beginning August 20. Previously, we only stayed two nights in Banff, but to make the tour even more special, we will stay 3 nights on this tour!
Please click on the itineraries to view the dates, cost and what is included. Between the itineraries and General Information pages you'll find answers to most of your questions. Unfortunately, prices have soared, but it isn't our doing. Hotels alone are charging more than half again what they did just 5 years ago!
There will not be any other scheduled tours, because the number of private tours for small groups has continued to increase.
As referred to above, if you and at least 5 others would like a tour of your own, please contact me to discuss the possibilities. Usually, people choose a standard itinerary, just at a particular date, but sometimes they want to see more of an area. Such was the case with some folks from the UK who spent most of two weeks in Northern Arizona, seeing Monument Valley, the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon. Wow!
I believe that Access Tours continues to be the only service providing tours in this country for slow walkers and wheelchair users. If you do an Internet search using 'disabled tours', 'handicap tours' or 'wheelchair tours', many things show up, but not actual tours in the U.S.
Some of you have been coming back for these tours for many years and others not so long, but all of you who have enjoyed them have made it worthwhile for me. Providing you with the opportunity to get out and enjoy the West, doing things that are unusual and, often, things that you might not have thought you could do, has been a wonderful experience. A number of you have become good friends, and others special acquaintances. Thank you for coming along on the rides!
And for those of you who are just learning about Access Tours:
This is our 31st year! Yes, it was in 1988 when Access Tours became a reality -- a non-profit organization providing wheelchair accessible package vacation tours in the American West. Our guests are people with physical disabilities, especially slow walkers and scooter or wheelchair users, along with those who would normally accompany them.
If you don't already know it, the American West is an extraordinary, diverse, endlessly fascinating region and what you experience in this special country can be life altering.
Guests come from all over the United States, as well as from distant countries. Group sizes are small, usually limited to 10 people, the pace relaxed, the company friendly. We are knowledgeable, experienced, and considerate of all the various mobility impairments you might have. Our vehicles are mini-buses with wheelchair lifts and large view windows.
It is easy to take a tour with us -- you fly to the airport where your tour begins. When you arrive, you will have a wheelchair accessible transfer from the airport to your hotel and to the departure airport at tour's end.
Because our group sizes are small, if you are very interested in a tour, do not delay in calling for a reservation.
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Come enjoy the West with us!
Clint Grosse, Director