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Travel By Land

Whether you long to be told the many fascinating stories of Europe's great landmarks, hear tales of the mysterious pyramids of Egypt, or learn the intriguing histories of other great countries, we can help you find THE vacation that will give you the in-depth insights and bring your destination's past to life. Our tour partners have experienced Tour Directors who will create a travel experience for you like no other, so you'll walk away from your vacation having been a part of the stories that bring history to life. These are NOT the 17 countries in 12 days, plastic meals in tourist-trap restaurants, coach tours. Our emphasis is on tours that incorporate free time, tour guides who really do show you hidden gems in destinations you thought you knew well, and provide flexible options and immersion activities. The theme of this style of touring is freedom and flexibility in travel, combined with the security of a group.

Land Tours

Our partners offer a vast range of escorted and hosted tours in all over the world. Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America are all available to you. You will never feel rushed or harried on these itineraries. Think about all the things you want to do on your holiday, and then imagine doing them just the way you want. That is what it feels like on a well-planned tour. Bypassing the long waiting lines at attractions, enjoying the company of your fellow travelers instead of driving on your own, walking into your just-right hotel lobby and enjoying it every time. Not a moment of your priceless vacation wasted. Many itineraries include overnight stays comprising two or more nights; and many itineraries have a minimum of three nights in every destination. So if you choose to rise late in the morning, or just want to do your own thing – be our guest; after all, it’s your vacation.

Here is a selection of our preferred escorted tour partners:

 

  • Tauck Tours
  • Like Viking Cruise & Travel, Tauck makes dreams come true with inspiring journeys of discovery all over the planet. Tauck offers a broad variety of travel types including: small group, family, travel celebrating food and wine, solo travel, classic group tours and for 2013 a special partnership with Ken Burns for US tours. What keeps bringing people back to Tauck is their ability to provide travel experiences beyond the ordinary, highlighting the culture and people of the location. Add to that seamless implementation and upscale style and it becomes apparent that Tauck offers great value in addition to a great experience.

     

  • Globus Vacations
  • As the most recognized tour operator in the industry, Globus Vacations receive five times the recommendation rate as their nearest competitor, and they are the escorted travel provider of choice by Travel Weekly, Recommend magazine, and Travel Age West. What we have personally experienced and enjoyed with Globus are excellent Tour Directors and a nice balance of planned activities and free time. Globus has been in business for over 80 years and knows what it takes to create happy travelers who keep returning.

     

  • Insight Vacations
  • For over 35 years Insight Vacations has been designing the world’s finest escorted touring itineraries. They are experts in touring Europe where they offer tours in 43 European countries, the most of any operator. They are a leading escorted tour operator in the Eastern Mediterranean and offer the same high standards and perfectly planned touring itineraries to guests travelling to North America, India and Nepal.

    Our personal travel experience with Insight Vacations included outstanding tour guides who are really tuned in to the needs and desires of the group, excellent hotels, and brilliant management of transfers starting from arrival, country to country, and final departure.

     

Flexible Independent Travel

Our business originated with flexible independent travel and it remains an area of expertise for which our clients return to us. Tell us the location you want to travel in, the activities you wish to pursue, duration of travel, dates, style of accommodation, independent travel experience and we will partner with experts in that location to tailor-make an ideal itinerary to suit your wishes. We can arrange planes, trains, and rental cars, accommodations, activities, even directions. Our partners have access to over 100,000 hotels, have travel expertise just anywhere in the world, and have access to great rates for international airfare, car rentals and more.

Call or Contact Us today to start planning your next land excursion!

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