Hourly Rate:
Our VIP Private Guide service is invoiced per hour for any time the Guide is of service for a party of up to 8 guests. The hourly rates for a single Guide are $250 to $300, including gratuity and depending on the travel season, park choices, and number of days reserved. We charge $490 to $590 per hour for 2 Private Guides for parties of 9 to 16 guests. Please contact us for a consultation with Michael and he will determine your rates.

Disney Ticket for Private Guide: During the busiest holiday weeks of the year we MAY need to charge for whatever ticket is required for the Private Guide(s) to enter the park on your requested dates. We can advise you of this possible expense before you reserve your VIP Tour if needed. This amount will be charged at the end of your VIP Tour on your final invoice. Note: If your Guide is able to use their Disney annual pass, which we always prefer, you will not be charged anything extra.

Deposit: Regardless of which parks you visit on either coast, we request $500 per Private Guide for each reserved day as a deposit at the time of booking. This amount will be fully credited to your invoice at the end of your vacation. If your tour is cancelled outside of our standard 24-hour cancellation policy, you will be refunded in full or credited to a future vacation -- your choice.

Gratuity Guidance: Because the VIP Private Guide position is one of personal service, the appropriate "thank you" gift should be at least 20% of the total VIP Tour hours, or approximately $40 to $50 per hour depending on your tour's hourly rate. Your invoice will have this portion left blank, and the amount filled in is respectfully your discretion.

Rate Information

We request that your VIP Private Guide be used a minimum of six consecutive hours per day. An exception is made if your family requests a split-day itinerary and if he or she is joining you for the second half (as long as it is a reasonable request). The total VIP Tour hours for this recommended daily plan is typically 6-8 hours depending on the theme park's hours of operation.

Your VIP Private Guide will be taking great care of everyone in your party all day. We trust that you will be a polite host in return and respect that they will be doing everything they can to ensure you have the best possible experience. He or she can be included with your dining plans when with you if you wish. However, they may need to work during these times to prepare for the rest of your day.

There is a cancellation fee of four VIP Tour Hours, whichever rate is applicable, plus an additional standard service gratuity of 20% for your Private Guide, should you cancel your VIP Tour with less than 24-hours notice. Our VIP Private Guides rely on their income, and canceling with no warning also hurts the other families that we have had to turn away. It is simply not the right thing to do and we are sure you agree. Note: As with everything in life, there will be exceptions made on a case by case basis. We are only after what is fair and appropriate for all involved.

Itinerary Planning: Michael's VIPs provides complimentary itinerary planning for the dates we are hosting you with our VIP Private Guide service because Michael considers it vital for the best possible vacation experience. During your consultation with him he will design the most optimal itinerary of theme parks, dining, special activities, and rest. With your approval our Vacation Concierge staff will then take care of every detail like tickets, dining reservations, transportation, and anything else required for your specific needs!

Transportation: The fees for your transportation to and from the airport and/or parks are variable and depend on the service and mode of travel reserved: Black Car, van, stretch limousine, stretch SUV, etc. We know who is dependable with the best quality cars and drivers, and will gladly take care of this for you if desired. Your bill settlement will be between you and the company reserved, and they accept all of the normal means of payment. We can arrange anything, so please be sure to discuss this with your VIP Tour Coordinator. Note: We do not add any additional fees to what we are quoted, nor are we on a paid commission to any of these services.

If your VIP Private Guide drives a rented vehicle for your party, you are expected to pay the rental fee and any operational costs associated with it (i.e. fuel, tolls).