SmarterTravel’s Top 4 Senior Tour Companies

SmarterTravel’s Top 4 Senior Tour Companies

Whether you are traveling alone, planning a senior vacation, or figuring out how to celebrate your honeymoon, participating in tours is always a good way of getting to know all the attractions of an area. Senior tour companies are specific to an area or activity and allow older travelers to experience all they want without dealing with the stress and anxiety of planning multiple excursions.

Smartertravel.com put together a list of senior tour companies that are still some of the best available, both domestically and internationally.

Elderhostel

Length of tours: Daily or 3-4 day weekend tours in the US)
Itinerary/Types of Tours:

Locations of Tours:

Pricing/what pricing includes: Prices vary on location but includes pricing for ground transportation, accommodations, meals, lectures, field trips, sightseeing, tour guides, gratuities and travel insurance. You can also add your flight price to some international programs.
Website: http://www.roadscholar.org/.

Grand Circle Travel

Length of tours: Most of their senior tours range in the 11-15 day count, but they have available tours for 5 days up to 35 days

Itinerary/Types of Tours:

Locations:

Pricing/what pricing includes: River cruises, $1495-6490; Escorted Trips, $1295-4125, Ocean Cruises, $1695-2395

Website: http://www.gct.com/

Grand European Tours

Length of tours: average around 10-15 days

Itinerary/Types of Tours:

Locations:

Pricing/what pricing includes: pricing varies from location and length of stay. prices include round-trip airfare and transfers, first-class accommodations, most meals, ground transportation, sightseeing excursions and attraction visits, the services of a tour leader, taxes and gratuities

Website: http://www.getours.com/index.php

Collette Vacations

Length of Tours: North America 5-12 days, South America & Antarctica 11-16, Europe 8-16;  Asia 9-18; Africa 13-18 ; Australia & New Zealand 15-29; Smithsonian, 5-29; Cruises, 9-18; Train, 9-30

Itinerary/Types of Tours:

Locations:

Pricing/what pricing includes:

Website: http://www.collettevacations.com/index.cfm