Stress-Free Small Group Travel

Small Groups Make for Big Travel Adventures

Does the thought of signing up for a small-group tour fill you with thoughts of awkward forced interactions with strangers?

Think again.

Small-group tours can offer special, memorable experiences, insight into the local culture, discoveries off the beaten path, and stays in unique accommodations that would be hard to duplicate on your own or with a large group. Let the Xanterra Travel Collection’s companies that specialize in small-group tours and their experienced guides handle all of the details of your ideal vacation. Who knows, you may even make some life-long friends along the way!

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

Since 1971, Vermont-based VBT has been devoted to providing extraordinary experiences for active travelers in small groups at 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.


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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. And with a 1:7 guide-to-guest ratio, you’ll love the family-style feel and access to local knowledge.


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Holiday Vacations

Since 1973, thousands of people have experienced carefully planned and intimate 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.


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