Small group touring is fastly becoming a number one way to travel the world, allowing people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to come together on a group that feels more like a group of friends moving in one direction to maximise time. Get behind the scenes and off the beaten track to experience local living at its best. Allowing you to eat and stay with local families, as well as having choices of where to dine. This option of travel will be sure to see you leave a tourist and return a story teller. Group sizes are from 6 people, up to a maximum of 16.
- Stress free days with like-minded travellers
- Access to research centres and behind the scenes places, often closed off to the general public
- Responsible travel
Albatross Tours cover Europe with a range of small group itineraries with a maximum of just 28 passengers on board full size coaches. Albatross Tours are fully inclusive with all accommodation, meals, tipping and entrance fees included in the original price and they take pride in their no “on tour” costs that can add up to over $100 a day with other companies. All tours are designed with Australian & New Zealander travellers in mind with plenty of “My Time” built into all trips.
Born on safari in East Africa in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent has been reinventing luxury travel for more than half a century. Now with 55 offices and more than 2,500 travel experts on the ground around the world, A&K take the world’s most discerning travellers to the ends of the earth on unforgettable adventures. This is luxury travel redefined – exquisite, creative, courageous and enriching journeys – taking travellers out of their comfort zones, in comfort, to more than 100 countries and all seven continents. See the world in a new light and find yourself somewhere amazing on an A&K private or small group journey or expedition cruise.
Back-roads Touring, as their name suggests offer small group touring with a maximum of 18 guests, along scenic back roads, avoiding busy motorways where possible. They offer authentic local experiences such as a Black Cab Tour of Belfast or a visit to the Irish National Horse Stud along with culinary discoveries like a Truffle Hunt in France or a visit to Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Padstow, while staying in boutique hotels and small locally run B&B’s. Back-Roads specialise in the UK & Ireland, along with continental Europe and Southeast Asia.
With a reputation as Australia’s preferred Scandinavian travel specialists, Bentours offers a huge range of touring options in Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, the Arctic, Russia, the Baltic States, the Balkans, Antarctica and South America. From Arctic expeditions to light adventure tours to relaxed cruises and rail journeys, Bentours is proud to offer a travel package for everyone. They are constantly refining their products and seeking out exciting new destinations and activities to ensure customers have the best possible travel experience. Bentours pride themselves on their flexibility and are always happy to tailor-make a custom itinerary to suit clients’ needs.
Botanica World Discoveries offers botanically themed river and small ship cruises and tours to iconic destinations. Combine your passion for history, gardens and travel beyond the garden gate with a botanical expert. Botanica’s specialised itineraries combine iconic, must-see destinations with the opportunity to tour stately homes, castles, chateaux and magnificent gardens. On some tours you can even combine your land sightseeing with a luxurious cruise.
Bunnik Tours are a family run business that specialise in small group tours with no more than 20 like minded Australian & New Zealanders on each tour. Bunnik Tours are the perfect mix of guided, organised sightseeing and free time for independent discover. They provide holidays that visit the famous attractions but also wander off the regular tourist trail.
The small-group adventure travel experts cover every corner of the globe –with over 700 trips from the frozen Polar Regions, through deepest Africa, The America, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, chances are you’ll be able to find a trip with G Adventure. With varying tour and travel styles to suit all travellers and budgets, the key to all trips is local, sustainable, small group travel. With 100% Guaranteed Departures you can plan ahead with confidence. G Adventures has a range of tour styles for 18-to-Thirtysomethings, Active Tour, Rail Tours, Family Trips, Marine Tours and special tours in conjunction with National Geographic, along with immersive local living experiences in places as varied as Ulaanbaatar, Quito and Naples
Natural Focus Safaris and parent company African Wildlife Safaris have specialised in travel to exceptional destinations for over 30 years. Their knowledgeable staff have visited to all corners of the globe and are well-versed in creating private itineraries for both individuals and small groups. Their programs are designed to be flexible and individual, tailor-made tours can designed to suit your requirements. Natural Focus Safaris cater to both domestic and international clients who desire a one-of-a-kind travel experience that is entirely personalised to their interests, budget and timeframe.
Lindblad were founded in 1958 and was the first company to bring civilians to some of the most exotic parts of the world including Antarctica, Arctic Svalbard, Galápagos, Easter Island, the Amazon, Papua New Guinea, the Seychelles, China, and Bhutan—all with the focus of creating experiences that foster an understanding and appreciation of the most remote and pristine places on the globe. With a fleet of five expedition ships that carry the National Geographic name, these ships often act as a platforms for National Geographic experts including photographers, writers, field researchers and film crews to visit field sites with guests in tow. Our ships have also hosted forums around current events and world issues, and carried teachers of geography and other subjects on adventures of a lifetime.
Peregrine operate small group tours with an average of 10 people per tour. They offer slow paced touring with quality, hand picked, centrally located accommodations along with local, knowledgeable guides. Most meals are included on Peregrine Tours and the guides have local connections and suggestions for back street bodegas and tiny non tourist bars. Most travel is done in small, air conditioned, private vehicles getting right into the heart of towns and cities that other larger coaches simple cannot enter.