Call Today 800-323-7604
role='search' method='get' action='/'>Update Reservation Information Login
Mayflower Tours, located in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a professional tour operator handling individual and group escorted tour arrangements. Mayflower offers tours throughout the World.
Value-added traveling at affordable prices is Mayflower's specialty. Tours are designed for travelers looking for the fullest travel experience at a great price value. Since its inception, Mayflower's pricing niche has been in the mid range price category. Last year, almost 30,000 travelers took an escorted vacation with one of the three divisions of Mayflower Tours. Each Mayflower Tour has a professional Tour Manager on board to ensure the trip goes smoothly. Mayflower Tours works closely with travel agents to sell to individual travelers throughout the world. The company offers free marketing support in the form of travel presentations, videos, customized promotional flyers and newsletter articles.
The company is active in the United States Tour Operators Association, the National Tour Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, American Bus Association and the Travel Industry Association of America.
John and Mary Stachnik started Mayflower Tours in 1979. John, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours, entered the travel industry in 1966 when he began working for a Washington D.C.hotel company. From 1970-1978 John was founder, part owner and president of an Illinois-based tour company which grew to more than 36,000 passengers a year. John's wife Mary serves as co-owner and senior vice president for the Mayflower Group. Together they live in Downers Grove, Illinois.
|1966||John Stachnik began his career in the travel industry at a Washington, DC hotel company|
|1970– 1979||John was a partner in a company that went from zero to 36,000 travelers during that time|
|1979||John and Mary Stachnik started Mayflower Tours|
|1985||Mayflower Tours begins commitment to National Parks touring experience featuring 15 national parks in North America today|
|1988||Mayflower Tours launches first scenic rail experience holidays with over 18 rail excursions offered today|
|1989||Presidential Award - Golden Spike - first honor for promoting passenger rail travel|
|1991||John Stachnik elected President of the National Tour Association leading a membership of 600 tour operators|
|1992||Mayflower Tours launches Europe Escorted Holidays|
|1996||USTOA Chairman — John Stachnik elected Chairman for his first term. He now is serving his second term and is one of only four industry leaders to be elected to the top position in two industry associations|
|1997||World Holidays - Mayflower Tours expands international travel destinations|
|1997||Mary Stachnik is honored for the first of four times as one of the Most Powerful Women in Travel|
|2005||Tourism Cares Hall of Fame - John Stachnik inducted for his lifetime work to preserve the travel experience for future generations|
|2008||European River Cruising - Mayflower Tours launches exclusive charters of river ships in Europe|
|2012||John Stachnik awarded the United States Tour Operators Association Lifetime Achievement Award|