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Who are we?
Exceptional Tours (ET) was established in 2002 by Telisha Feamster, CEO/Owner who currently has over
25 years of experience in Human Services. ET began as a hobby which combined Telisha’s two passions,
supporting people with intellect/developmental disAbilities and traveling.
Telisha has a B.S in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. She started
her career in 1993 as a Direct Support Professional and has since held positions supporting people as a
Program Specialist, a Director of Residential Services and eventually an Administrator of Community
Based Programs. This fulfilling career prepared her for this next stage of her life, living out her dream to
help people with special needs safely navigate their community and beyond. Even though this venture started as a hobby, today, Exceptional Tours has grown into a continuously expanding business that is focused on helping individuals with disAbilities safely travel the world and rach their highest potential possible!
Before Registering for an Exceptional Tour, please review our FAQ Page for important information.
Exceptional Tours is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Exceptional Tours staff follow COVID safety guidelines and practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC. We are taking every precaution to avoid contracting this virus just like all of you. Even though Exceptional Tours has implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; we cannot guarantee that Travelers will not become infected with COVID-19. By registering for an activity or vacation, Travelers and their caregivers/guardians acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that the Traveler may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending an Exceptional Tour. During activities, we wear masks, wash our hands frequently and practice social distancing as much as possible. All of our Travelers and Companions have been fully vaccinated. We will do everything in our power to keep Travelers and Companions safe. Please contact us with any questions regarding specific COVID procedures.
Who is eligible for an Exceptional Tour?
Prices listed are for Individuals with special needs who are:
18 years or older
Able to Travel in a 4:1 Traveler to Companion ratio
Able to care for their own personal hygiene needs independently or with minimal support
Able to wear a mask, as required to remain safe in the community.
Cooperative and considerate of their fellow Travelers and Companions.
Exceptional Tours is able to accommodate the special needs of most individuals. However, for anyone
that requires more than 4:1 support, an ET Companion can be assigned to the Traveler, for an additional fee.
If a Traveler uses a wheelchair, has a visual impairment, needs mobility aids or requires unique support
please call our office to discuss pricing, prior to registering. An additional fee will also apply if the Traveler
requires a lift van, accessible accommodations or additional supervision.
1:1 Personalized Tours
Exceptional Tours specializes in the unique vacation experience. Vacations taken on planes, trains,
cruise ships and by car can be created to meet the Traveler’s desire. Relax on the beach, sail the Caribbean or take an activity packed hiking trip through our country’s national parks! If the Traveler can dream it, we can plan it!
Personalized vacations can be scheduled by simply sending an email with the desires of the Traveler.
Within 24 hours, you will be contacted with trip suggestions. The trip will be booked when payment is
received. It’s just that simple .
For the Traveler on a budget, payment plans are available!
Why Choose Us?
Exceptional Tours is a travel companion service supporting people with intellectual and developmental disAbilties in the community and beyond. What sets us apart is our unmatched ability to make each vacation and activity experience unique to our Travelers. During this unprecedented time, we are committed to keeping our Travelers safe. Most of our scheduled tours are for 5 people or less so our Travelers can truly experience what each destination has to offer! We also specialize in 1:1 personalized vacations that create memories of a lifetime and limits exposure to Covid-19. If your Traveler can dream it, we can plan it! Let us plan an Exceptional Tour for you!
Please note, our services are currently through private payment only. Payment through WAIVER will be accepted effective May 1, 2023. Please see our Services page for more information.
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CMS Waivers we will accept:
Community Living Waiver
The Community Living Waiver supports individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community living, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control.
Person/Family Directed Support Waiver
The Pennsylvania Person/Family Directed Support Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism, or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.
The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.
Places we've traveled
Virginia Beach - $950
June 3rd - 6th
New York City-$1295
April 26th - 28th
Fun, Easy & Affordable Tours
EXCEPTIONAL TOURS LLC
P.O. Box 72164
Thorndale, PA 19372
Tel: (610) 235-1969