Buckingham Tours was conceived because there was a true need to bring a certain class of excellence to the "Small Group Tour" market. Small Group Tours will never have more than 24 people per tour! We have all seen the parking lots full of huge motor coaches with people pouring out of them. This crush is like an invasion with a swarm of people being lead around like drones. This is not the way to travel. This is NOT the Buckingham Tours way to travel.
We really wish to be invisible to the locals. We want to blend in and be welcomed. One of the many advantages of a small group tour is when it comes time to eat lunch or dinner, with 24 people, we can get into any small local restaurant without any trouble. (Go see if a motor coach of 53 people can say that!)
Dinnertime with your "Tour Mates" could be the focal point of each day. It's the time you and your family or friends come together and talk about each exciting day. Culturally, it's no different than what people do in the country and towns you are visiting. To them, dinner could be a two or three-hour event. It's an important part of the day. It's about sitting down, relaxing and enjoying everyone's company. That's why Buckingham Tours will always take your dinner assignments extremely seriously. And we know you will as well.
Founder and Tour Host
Thank you for taking the time to view our tours. We would love to help you experience your dream vacation. Buckingham Tours will help make your trip easy and fun. Join us to create memories you will cherish for a lifetime.
My name is Michael DeVolder. I have been in the tourism industry for over 30 years and pride myself on making sure our guests leave with a smile and that they experience the trip of a lifetime. We never underestimate the time and expense you put into selecting a destination or tour.
You pour countless hours into researching where you want to go, what you want to see and what you want to do. All we strive to do is make sure you are safe and that we will show you an experience that exceeds your expectations beyond your wildest imagination.
I am a graduate of the prestigious International Guide Acadamy. Last year alone, I've spent over 90 days in Italy by myself and lead tours to France, Ireland, Scotland, the UK, NYC and DC, and in and around Florida where I live.
I am 59 years old and I have traveled the world extensively. I have a zest for life and love to have fun and be with people. My passion and primary goal is to make sure Buckingham Tours provides you with the tour experience of your lifetime. We do this right, so that you will return for another tour and you will share your experience with friends and family who may also choose our company for their next tour!
In addition to running my travel company, where my love and passion for Buckingham Tours has allowed us to provide remarkably stunning tours; I have also started a non-profit company called "Break the Cycle of Hunger" and we have traveled to Kenya and Tanzania many times, drilling deep fresh water wells and distributing tens of thousands of mosquito nets.
My hobbies have included racing open-wheel formula type cars, running marathons, long distance biking, parachuting and climbing mountains. As part of my bucket list, I plan to run with the bulls in Spain. I think life is an adventure! Please join us in exploring the beauty and magic of our various destinations. Your tour will be a trip you never forget - I promise!