Roelof Postmaa, Sr. founded Image Tours Inc., as Emhage Travel in the Netherlands in 1939. The name Emhage stands for the Dutch pronunciation of the letters M H G. These letters form the acronym, 'Maximum Vacantievreugd, Hoogste Comfort, Geringste Kosten'. Freely translated, this means 'the most satisfaction and best quality in travel for less money'.
Emhage began U.S. operations as a tour operator in 1960. Roelof Postmaa, Jr. was an exchange student in Grand Rapids, Michigan and organized the first Heart of Europe® tours for students and faculty while attending college. In addition to being a successful tour operator in its native country, Emhage Amsterdam began working with Emhage Tours USA on the company's specialty, the organization of tours of Europe for American groups.
In 1979, after many years in a downtown office, Emhage purchased its own building and soon became fully computerized in order to serve its growing clientele. Emhage began advertising nationwide in the 1980's and started selling the ever popular Heart of Europe® Tour through travel agents. Soon after, Emhage Tours became Image Tours in the hopes that the new name would be eaiser for clients to remember as the company pursued new advertising media.
In 1999, Image Tours moved its headquarters to a beautiful, new location where the staff continues to pursue an excellent reputation in the travel industry.
Over the last 70 years, Image Tours has expanded its product line to include tours to many popular destinations in Western Europe. Our current brochure features many tours ranging from 9 to 22 days in length.
Among travelers and travel agents alike, Image Tours strives to maintain the reputation it has earned for courteous and precise service, high quality tours, in-depth traveler preparation and guidance.
Image Tours currently partners with over 400 travel agents through co-op advertising in newspapers throughout the United States.
From $2,990.00 (USD)
Tour Description Marvel at the timeless beauty and charm of the capitals of Central Europe: Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, and more. These jewels of the old world also thrive as modern centers of European culture.
From $2,840.00 (USD)
Tour Description A fascinating tour of two colorful countries. Learn about ancient cultures, explore modern cities, and relax in the delightful climate of the Iberian Peninsula.
From $2,490.00 (USD)
Tour Description So many of the famous sights you've seen in pictures are found in this storied country . . . the Roman Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St.
From $3,240.00 (USD)
Tour Description Back by popular demand, this tour encompasses all the highlights of our HEART OF EUROPE® Circle Tour and includes an exciting, high speed Eurostar train ride under the English Channel, from Paris to London, for a two-night stay in t...
From $2,640.00 (USD)
Tour Description In its 52nd year, our signature tour remains as popular as ever. This itinerary offers seven countries, enchanting cities, spectacular scenery, and lots of local flavor.
From $2,690.00 (USD)
Tour Description Enjoy a scenic journey through the breathtaking landscape of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
From $2,990.00 (USD)
Tour Description A showcase tour of Britain and Ireland awaits you. Discover historically rich and entertaining attractions while traveling across alluring countryside.
From $3,290.00 (USD)
Tour Description Revisit the dramatic history of World War II and enjoy the beauty of Europe through this landmark itinerary. Image Tours will bring you to famous battle sites, war museums, and memorials.
From $2,940.00 (USD)
Tour Description Cosmopolitan flair combined with unique style characterize the ever-popular cities of London, Paris and Rome.
From $3,990.00 (USD)
Tour Description Take in all the fabulous sights from our signature Heart of Europe® Circle tour including medieval villages and scenic mountain vistas while adding Rome, Pisa, Florence, Tuscany, an extra day in Paris and London.