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Xanterra Travel Collection delivers A World of Unforgettable Experiences to the most Beautiful Places on Earth®.

Whether your client yearns for an adventure at sea, a biking or walking adventure in breathtaking destinations around the world, a fully escorted tour, a ride in a restored historic train or unrivaled access to our majestic national parks, the Xanterra Travel Collection’s family of companies will help you earn commissions, provide bucket list experiences, and build customer loyalty.

Xanterra Travel Collection specializes in providing authentic experiences, across all our products. Guests eat local cuisine with ingredients locally sourced, stay in prime locations and have the opportunity to go behind the scenes to access key sites. It’s vacationing with a locally intensive “wow” factor.

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One Upscale Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises

Seattle-based Windstar Cruises specializes in small ship vacations that are “180 Degrees from Ordinary®.” Glorious 148- to 342-passenger sailing yachts and luxurious 312-passenger motor yachts visit bucket list destinations such as the stunning fjords of Norway, the friendly Greek Isles, ethereal French Polynesia, the wilds of Alaska and the hidden harbors of the Caribbean. Your clients may leave their jackets and ties at home and be pampered by a crew that knows their name. We like to say, “upscale, but not uptight.”

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One Historic Railroad: The Grand Canyon Railway

Make a Grand Trip Grander. Give your clients heading to the Grand Canyon the extraordinary experience of historic train travel on a one-of-a-kind railway, with visual splendor, superb service, and extraordinary Old West entertainment delivered on a 65-mile, 2 ½ hour journey between the retro-cool town of Williams (located right off of Route 66), and the stunning South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Have clients who are history buffs or train aficionados? Tell them to rejoice! This spring and summer is their chance to travel aboard trains pulled by steam locomotives built as early as 1906 that run entirely on recycled food oil.

Visit:  Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel
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Three award-winning tour companies: VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers, and Holiday Vacations

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Country Walkers

At Vermont-based Country Walkers, every trail tells a story. For 40 years the company has been leading off-the-beaten-path adventures on foot with expert local guides, providing guests immersive cultural moments complemented by stays in unique boutique accommodations. The tours are offered at various activity levels – the core belief being that walking is a great way to experience the world.

Visit:  Country Walkers

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VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

Since 1971, Vermont-based VBT has been devoted to providing extraordinary experiences for active travelers in destinations around the world, with stays in places such as castles and quaint farmhouses. VBT’s six- to 14-day small group bicycling trips are offered at various, easy to understand levels of activity.

Visit:  VBT

Holiday Vacations

Holiday Vacations

Since 1973, thousands of people have experienced carefully planned, value-priced itineraries with Wisconsin-based Holiday Vacations. What started as a small company providing motorcoach tours to Midwest travelers has grown into a nationwide provider of guided vacations to more than 65 destinations worldwide. Tours are now available by motorcoach, van, air, rail, and cruise.

Visit:  Holiday Vacations

Four fine hotels: The Oasis at Death Valley, the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon, and Cedar Creek Lodge (just outside Glacier National Park)


The Oasis at Death Valley

Thanks to a more than $100 million renovation, The Oasis at Death Valley has reclaimed its former glory. At the AAA Four Diamond Inn at Death Valley guests can stay in stylish rooms and suites in the 66-room Inn or in 22 new, private one-bedroom casitas, on a property edged with lush gardens and date palms, an aquifer-fed swimming pool (an always inviting 87 degrees) and sweeping views of Death Valley and the Panamint Mountains.

For families and the more adventurous, the historic 224-room Ranch at Death Valley has also been redesigned with a mission-style town square, a new general store, and new restaurants including the must-see Last Kind Words Saloon – straight out of a western movie.

Visit:  The Oasis at Death Valley

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Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Right next to the train depot, and just a block away from downtown Williams and historic Route 66, the AAA Three-Diamond Grand Canyon Railway Hotel provides the luxury of a bygone era. All 298 guestrooms and suites were recently refurbished and amenities include complimentary wi-fi, an indoor pool and hot tub, and dining at recently renovated Spenser’s Pub and the Grand Depot Café.

Visit:  Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel at the
Grand Canyon

The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Arizona, is a AAA Three-Diamond property, just one mile from the South Rim entrance to Grand Canyon. The rustic, yet elegant hotel has recently renovated guestrooms and comforts and amenities that include an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and the Canyon Star Steakhouse and Saloon – where the specialty is hand-cut steaks and 24 draft beers from around the world.

Visit:  The Grand Hotel


Cedar Creek Lodge

The 64-room Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center (opened in July 2016), a AAA Three-Diamond property, is located in Columbia Falls, Montana, just outside of Glacier National Park. The modern mountain lodge is open year-round, and the perfect home base for hiking, biking, world-renowned river fishing, championship golf, winter sports, and other nearby activities.

Visit:  Cedar Creek Lodge

This section is dedicated to Travel Professionals, an example of our commitment to the trade. Explore how we can help you further at the links below:

Travel Agents

We are devoted to working with travel professionals to help you earn commissions while providing your clients with extraordinary experiences.

Learn More About:  Travel Agent Opportunities


Whether it’s a family reunion, retreat, or affinity group gathering, at Xanterra Travel Collection we pride ourselves on providing your group the best service in the hospitality industry.

Learn More About:  Groups


At Xanterra Travel Collection we believe travel is one of the best ways to celebrate love and we offer unique options to help your clients achieve their dream wedding.

Learn More About:  Weddings

Meetings & Incentives

Charter a ship, rent a historic private railway car, luxuriate in the desert. These are some of the unique experiences the Xanterra Travel Collection can offer meeting and incentive groups.

Learn More About:  Meetings & Incentive Trips

Award Winning Hospitality

Xanterra Travel Collection brands have been recognized at the top of their fields. Awards and accolades are further proof that this is a great company for travel professionals to work with.

Among our recent accolades:

  • VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations – Travel + Leisure: “Top 10 Tour Operator,” 2018
  • Country Walkers – AFAR Magazine: “Best Hiking and Walking: British Columbia: Vancouver Island,” 2018
  • Windstar Cruise – USA TODAY: “#1 – USA Today 10 Best – Boutique Cruise Line”
  • Windstar Cruises – Conde Nast Traveler: “Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Gold List”

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