Did you know that in addition to the tours on our website we have a whole lot going on behind the scenes doing tours for private groups?
We love to put together tours for church groups, Bible Colleges, even just a group of friends.
What does this look like?
We usually arrange a time for a free consultation. In this meeting (in person, online or over email) we discuss what the itinerary could look like, your budget, inclusions, guides, special Selah moments, etc.
We tailor each tour according to your demographic, objectives and travelling style. We help you as a tour leader understand what your responsibilities are, and how to work with your local tour guide.
We talk you through the options on tipping, use of free time and what airline you might fly to get there.
We look at the size of your group and what cost factors need to be shared across the group.
Once we agree on all of this, we will present you with a Draft itinerary and look at potential travel dates. There are lots of holidays and seasonal events to consider as well as weather.
If you are travelling to Israel and Jordan there are loads of Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays to navigate, which creates a bottleneck of demand around these dates.
We then secure pricing for the tour – this is always in foreign currency (USD/EUR) so we need to agree on an exchange rate and finalise a per person price for the tour in Aussie dollars.
Once the tour is booked and priced, we can then let your interested travellers know about it. It is really great to then gather for an Information Session where we go through the tour itinerary day by day – this is largely to get people excited – and it works!
We talk about the tour cost and what is included and not included, and how to budget for extras. There is always a time for questions.
We also talk about safety & security as many parts of the world can have ongoing tensions that we need to be aware of. Selah will NEVER allow a tour to go ahead if your safety is at risk. We have a comprehensive risk assessment document for every tour.
When it is time for travellers to book, we have a fabulous and experienced team to assist in that process. Each person registers their place on the tour and pays a deposit. We take care of all financial transactions, passports and visa advice and any special extras and needs your traveller may have. We are a fully accredited IATA travel agent so we can book flights, extra tours, accommodation, cruises before or after the tour, and help with travel insurance.
Then about 90 days before departure we will raise invoices for the balance for the tour to be paid. Again, we will meet 4-6 weeks before departure. This is a great opportunity to bond as a group and prepare well for the adventure ahead. In that meeting we will again review the itinerary (exciting!) and talk about the practical stuff – money, weather, packing, mobile phones, internet, drinking water as well as tour etiquette – how to be a great tour member!
At Selah we are passionate about Christian travel – it is our absolute life mission to ensure that every tour is a spiritually significant, uplifting, transformative experience. We believe that a tour to a Biblical destination changes how you read the Bible for life! What an investment that is.
We have been running Christian tours since 2007, and based on our customer feedback we do a great job. When asked to rate the Selah experience out of 10, our average is 9.4. We are privileged to partner with you to get your trip of a lifetime underway.
To arrange a free consultation, please contact us on 03 9245 2131 or by email to [email protected]