The One Life Tours Difference
We are not your average tour company! We aim to provide the best planned, best led, most fulfilling and enjoyable tour experiences available. Our tours are designed for people with enquiring minds, a desire to learn about and appreciate Europe, and a thirst for “the good life”.
Our Promise to You!
- knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly guides
- imaginative, well-paced and carefully balanced itineraries
- appetizing regional food and drink at authentic local restaurants
- comfortable privately-chauffeured transportation,
- centrally-located pleasant boutique hotels
- small groups of like-minded travelers
- up front, inclusive pricing and outstanding value for your precious vacation time and money
Contrary to attitudes that are unfortunately widespread in the travel industry, we see our clients as intelligent individuals who deserve respect and courtesy at all times. Our goal is to build relationships with our travelers – we want to hear how your trip was, we want you to recommend us to your friends, and mostly, we want you to join us again!
OneLife Tours truly provides the ultimate European travel experience. Try us out; I think you’ll agree.
Each tour is guaranteed to include a small, friendly group, usually around 20 people or less, a large comfortable chartered bus, and an experienced tour director who is also a passionate historian and an advocate for authentic regional culture and cuisine. Your days will be filled with amazing tours and attractions led by your OneLife tour director, and local guides when appropriate. There’s no fear of hidden costs – if it is listed on the itinerary it is included in the price. Guaranteed.
You’ll enjoy stays at boutique, family run hotels — OneLife Tours chooses smaller, family-run hotels, typically in the 3-4 star category, that are close to the action. All rooms have private ensuite bathrooms with a shower or bathtub. Most rooms are doubles. And with most stops being two night stays you can unpack and get comfortable. Breakfasts are always included. Note that because we stay in characteristic European hotels, breakfasts will reflect local preferences (i.e. continental style in France, heartier fare in Germany). Many lunches/dinners are included – the rest are up to you. See itinerary for details.
OneLife Tours was founded on the simple principle that life should be experienced beyond the ordinary. Our company exists to provide incredible travel adventures to those who share this principle. Any travel is a break from the routine; good travel enhances life – it is joyous and meaningful. Our trips are more than just a vacation; they are about making connections and understanding the deep, profound story of humanity. We fuse history, art, culture, nature, food, and drink into unique and unforgettable travel experiences for our clients. Join us on a voyage beyond the ordinary!
Craig’s passion is providing the best possible experience for his tour groups, as his hundreds of happy clients since 2005 will attest. When he is not travelling he is always planning his next trip! Craig enjoys hiking near his home in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, cycling, cooking, and trying new beers, especially if they are from Belgium. His favourite travel companions are his wife and his three children. Craig is the owner and Chief Tour Director of OneLife Tours.
Ray has been guiding tours of Europe and leading humanitarian work trips in the developing world since 1999. Ray is a 20th century historian and photographer. Travel is a passion for Ray, and he loves to share the experiences of the world with those around him. Ray is the OneLife Tour’s managing partner, travel consultant and guides niche tours.
A Commitment to Our World
As educators, Craig and Ray believe in the power of education to transform under-developed countries. Partial proceeds from OneLife Tours are donated to non-governmental organizations that promote quality education initiatives in Africa and Central America.