We strongly recommend adding excursions to your tour reservation prior to departure. Here are a few reasons why it’s important:
- Availability—Not all excursions are available to add on tour. Some excursions must be added in advance. Specific deadlines can be found when viewing an excursion's description on our website or your day-by-day itinerary.
- Excursions must reach a minimum enrollment of travelers in order to run on tour. While Tour Directors will try to sell excursions on tour, some may need to be canceled before departure if the minimum enrollment number hasn't been met. By adding excursions early, we can confirm the number of travelers sooner, avoiding the need for late cancellations.
- Savings!—An additional charge of $10 per person, per excursion will be added to the price for optional excursions added on tour. Lock in the lowest price by reserving excursions prior to departure.
We recognize that some travelers prefer to add excursions on tour. Please read below for details and tips on how to add excursions on tour using the Go Ahead mobile app. (Learn how to download the Go Ahead app.)
Adding excursions in the Go Ahead mobile app
Excursions without a reservation deadline can be added up until three days prior to departure. If this deadline has passed, excursions must be added once you arrive on tour and will incur the additional $10 per person, per excursion cost in the Go Ahead mobile app. (Follow these instructions for adding excursions.) All excursions added on tour must be paid for at the time of reservation using a credit or debit card (MasterCard or Visa), or your bank account's routing and account numbers.
Keep your Tour Director in the loop!
Please note that at this time, the mobile app is unable to distinguish which excursions cannot be added on tour, since their deadlines have already passed. In order to guarantee your spot on an excursion, you must also let your Tour Director know if you’re interested in adding excursions so that they can confirm availability prior to purchasing. If you add an excursion in the app without consulting with your Tour Director, it may not be possible to join the excursion if the deadline has already passed and we can't confirm additional spots.
Don't have a smartphone? Please consider adding excursions before your departure. If this isn't possible, your Tour Director can review alternative payment options with you on tour.
Tour Director excursions
On some tours, Tour Directors will organize what are known as "Tour Director excursions." These excursions can't be added from the mobile app, since they're offered at the Tour Director's discretion. Tour Director excursions should be paid for in the local currency in cash directly to your Tour Director. The process for signing up for these can vary, so your Tour Director can provide more information if these are available on your tour.