Thinking of going on an escorted group tour for the first time? Traveling on an escorted tour is a great way to see the world in a relaxed, care-free way. Transportation, accommodations, many meals, and most sightseeing is all included. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.
Here are 5 of the best companies offering escorted group tours to just about any destination you can imagine!
Over the years, Tauck has earned one of the best reputations in the tour industry. Their programs are a bit more expensive than much of the competition, but the hotels, dining and experiences on a Tauck tour are truly first rate.
Tauck offers destinations around the globe and even has a special line of tours for family travel.
Founded in 1958 by Ethel Andrus, who also founded the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), Grand Circle is highly respected for the quality and value of their worldwide tour offerings. They are especially known for their many river cruising vacations in Europe.
Specializing in small group journeys, General Tours has been a trusted leader in the tour industry since 1947. They were the first tour company to offer commercial tours in Russia, and they were a founder of the USTOA (The United States Tour Operators Association.) Overseas destinations are their focus, while many of the other companies listed here also offer tours in the USA.
Caravan has been known as a pioneer in fully escorted group travel since the Mayor of Dublin presented the company with the key to the city for bringing the first escorted tour to Ireland after World War Two.
Caravan offers excellent value for your money, and has been managed by the same family since beginning operations in the early 1950s.
Insight is an excellent company offering what it describes as the "art of touring in style." Their offerings span the planet, and they are host to more than 100,000 travelers every year. They were the first tour operator to ever win the prestigious "Queen's Award for Export Achievement" from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many other excellent tour companies worth researching, such as Trafalgar, Colette, CIE, Globus and others.
Do learn as much as you can about each company and what makes them different, and you'll surely find just the right escorted tour with just the right company!
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