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Who We Are... .
WorldVentures was founded in 1982 by Bill McBride. He is the sole owner of the corporation and is still its Director. He began researching the business in 1981 and booked the company's first tours in 1982.
We are located in Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A. You can find specific information regarding location on the Contact button above.
Being from the flatlands of Indiana you might understand just why all of our trips are near oceans, lakes, mountains, vineyards, olive groves, islands or other more exotic locals. This is the stuff that really excites us!!
Our first tour was in Provence in June (the hottest summer in Provence in memory they told us later - it was around 100 f. every day!) it was a 9 day tour beginning in Orange and ending in Marseilles. The price was $499. There is a picture of this group, somewhere on this web site, just before shoving off on our very first cycling tour. Oh! the thousands of miles we have logged since then!
We have developed into an organization of family and friends, some of whom we met on one of our bike tours somewhere in the world and invited to come work with us. All of them are wonderful company, fun to be around (if you don't mind their incessant bike tour stories), and extremely sensitive tour leaders. We are very lucky and proud to be associated with them.
Our first series of tours ran from Paris to Pompeii in 2 week segments. We have since added many countries to our catalog as our tour members have requested over the years. We have also added Partner Tours, Self-Guided tours, and Walking tours as they have all become popular. A look at the drop down "Tours Menus" on the left will give you and idea.
Above all our mission is to serve you and our tour members and struggle to make each tour "The best vacation you have ever had".
To enable you to judge how well we are doing, here are some comments from previous tour members:
What they are saying about us...
"Great trip, great scenery, great guides on the Danube--- Daryl
"Wonderful scenery, beautiful rooms, too much food!!" Paula
"Great scenery, good food, very good accommodations." Lawrence
"It all ran so smoothly. There were no glitches. One expects foul-ups but there were none. Good organizing on your part... Thanks." Paul
"The best vacation I've ever had" Lane
"A most wonderful, relaxing (believing it or not) vacation - that will need to be repeated. Deanna
"Incredible lodging at the Chateaux. Great fun biking the back roads of France." Janice
"Food was outstanding, weather perfect - keep it that way next year!! Tom
Fabulous! It was a wonderful trip, one of the best we've had ( and we've done lots of travel) Hal
"Excellent scenery, wonderful food, very good to excellent accommodations, very good bikes." Bob
"Wonderful - one of the best vacations ever. Every day brought different terrain, experiences and memories." Kathy
"Fabulous! How clean and pristine the air and countryside is around Krimml. Such idyllic beauty. The organization, things were as listed in the itinerary." Jans
"Lovely scenery, good variety of cycling, interesting towns and villages, pretty good dinners. I had a great time, one of my best cycling tours yet, although they have all been good. The staff were available, friendly, and efficient! This ones a keeper!" Donna
"Just want to drop you a line and let you know we had an awesome time on the Passau to Vienna bike tour. It rained the first day and it got better and better. Thanks to all your tips, we were prepared for rain or shine, hot or cold. Everything was very organized, the hotels were great. We love the Danube bike path and the little towns along the way. I think we got addicted to the bike ride, will do it again next year, any recommendations for the next bike tour? Anyhow, thanks for everything. We passed on your website to a lot of our friends." Ina
I am home, but my body is still on France time! The trip was excellent; we arrived in Fougeres, the start of the cycling trip, and were given a package of maps, detailed instructions, our bikes, hotel and dinner vouchers, The hotels were usually the best in the town and of course being in France the meals were all excellent. Usually we ate in the hotel, but on 2 occasions we ate at an outside restaurant and these were also great. Our luggage was picked up every day and was always at the next hotel before we were.
The bikes were great; they were touring bikes (hybrids); very comfortable and never a problem! Not even a flat tire, which I had carefully learned how to change before we left! The maps were a very large scale, so we only got lost a couple of times! I feel we could not have had a better trip." Gillian
Our trips with you were the highlights of our lives. We still talk about them and remember... Hopefully we'll be in touch next year... Thanks. Alberta & Bob
Please Note: We have used first names only to protect our tour members privacy. All of the above comments are signed and on file in our office.