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Our Mission

 

CTCAdventures plans and carries out custom trip itineraries for clients who value quality services and hassle-free travel.

 

What We Do


We’re in the business of helping people – we want to help plan your travel so that your dream trip turns out even better than you imagined. CTCAdventures is a Custom Travel Company, not a travel agency. If you’re not sure about the difference between a travel agent and a travel planner, here’s a run-down of what we provide:

  • Free Consultation and Planning: Many custom travel planning companies require a membership or day-per-day fees just to plan your trip. With CTCAdventures, there is no membership fee, and we ask for no payments before you have approved your custom trip plan and decided to book with us. We plan and arrange your trip down to the last detail – saving you a lot of time and hassle in the process!

  • It’s Included: CTCAdventures is known for providing a complete package of tailored services for each client. Easily get from place to place with private car transfers, train and ferry tickets, or in-country flights – all pre-arranged and included in the package price. As a rule, breakfast is included daily, but most other meals are on your own so you are able to try out the local specialties and discover local restaurants. There are no hidden surprises.

  • Carefully-Crafted Itineraries: When designing your perfect itinerary, we take into account things like budget, preferred travel pace and level of mobility, hotel preferences, how much you want the services of a guide, and any special interests of your travel party. We match hotels to your style and choose modes of transportation that maximize your sightseeing experience as well as your comfort.

  • Trip Support: Before departure, you will have received a detailed day-by-day Custom Travel Plan, a pre-trip guide with important info about the destination(s) you’ll be visiting, and a Travel Summary listing departure times for all the included services. And of course, you will have emergency numbers for our local staff in each country of visit, so that you can be sure you have someone to call if any unexpected problems arise. In the event of any issues with your flights, hotel, or tour booked through us, we are easy to reach and ready to resolve the issue so you can get back to your holiday. We frequently inspect hotels and restaurants, ensuring they live up to the expectations of our guests.

  • Service You Expect: We pride ourselves on our high level of service. You'll usually hear back from us within 24 hours (except on weekends and holidays) and receive a detailed trip plan and quote within 48 to 72 hours. Our office in Boston is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday, and one of our Travel Specialists will be happy to answer your questions and help you plan the vacation you deserve.

99% of our guests would travel with us again. More than 50% of our travelers are repeat travelers or have been recommended by a past traveler.

Mary Bai, Founder
Tour Guide Ali with clients in Turkey
Colmar, France
CTC's 15th Anniversary
Mary Bai at a travel show
Ancient ruins at Pompeii
Savoca, Sicily
Hot-air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia
Turkish Coffee and Baklava, Istanbul
Kotor, Montenegro
Sailboats in the Adriatic
Cooking Class in Istanbul

 

Our Story

A Boston native and graduate of Tufts University, CTCAdventures founder Mary Bai has worked in travel operations all over the world for the past 35 years. She has lived in Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, Costa Rica and China.  In addition, she has traveled extensively in Turkey as well as Italy, Croatia, Portugal, and France.

Mary started CTC in 2001 with a focus on travel to Greece and Turkey, wishing to share her destination knowledge and build on the many relationships she had with travel partners in the destinations.  Since then, she and her team have been building relationships with partners overseas, and crafting custom itineraries for families, couples, and small groups to countries around the Mediterranean and beyond. With a strong foundation in Greece and Turkey, the custom travel specialists at CTC have always been flexible to take our clients wherever their dreams may lead.

In 2016, CTC began a new chapter, moving forward under the name of CTCAdventures to provide the same great services, but officially focusing on additional European destinations. With our passion for exploring all corners of the globe, our friends and partners overseas, and our commitment to make sure you get the best possible experience out of your precious vacation days – there’s no limit to where we can take you! These are the top countries we specialize in: Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Our guests include: families, honeymooners and young couples, retirees, university groups, clubs and organizations, experienced travelers and first-timers – anyone who values no-stress travel.

We are available to speak with you personally about the details of your trip. Call Mary Bai at 1-888-711-4500 (toll free) or 1-781-826-7610 from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Or use our e-mail at info@ctcadventures.com.