Some travellers would rather immerse themselves in unique travel experiences in the company of friends and family – and that’s why we offer private group departures.

Our Private Groups team love to design itineraries around our travellers’ specifications. All you need to do is figure out where you want to go and who you want to travel with, then you’ll be on your way to enjoying the holiday-of-a-lifetime.

What can you expect from a Private Group?

Tailor-made itineraries

We can create customised itineraries based on your interests and needs. Or, select one of our existing itineraries and you and your travel companions can book your own departure at a time that suits you – making it your own exclusive holiday.

Choose your travel style

Keep it simple or elevate your accommodation to a luxury level. Then add unique experiences to ensure your special tour is made even more special.

Your personal travel consultant

Our private groups consultants can help you book flights, travel insurance and answer any questions you have about your tour.

Private departures

Choose your departure dates and who you want to invite along on your special tour – a minimum of four people is required.


How to arrange a private group tour

Simply follow these three steps and you'll be on the way to your very own private journey.

Select one of our existing itineraries and you and your travel companions can book your own departure at a time that suits you, or talk to our team about creating a tailor-made itinerary. We can add activities, choose accommodation to suit your taste, or even tailor the itinerary to a particular interest, like photography or food.

Simply fill out an enquiry form and our team will get back to you to discuss your needs and provide a quote. Alternatively, you can speak to a Private Groups consultant directly over the phone.

If you’re booking an existing itinerary with your friends or family, we will ensure the dates you wish to travel are available and then confirm your tour.

If you’re creating your own tailor-made holiday, we’ll work with you to design your tour, including flights, hand-picking accommodation, working out transport and finding unique experiences to immerse you in the destination you’re visiting. We can guide you as much or as little as you want and we will keep tweaking it until you’re happy.

Then all that will be left to do is enjoy your holiday!

Speak to a private groups consultant:

  If you're in Australia, phone: 1300 422 183

  New Zealand: 0800 448 979

  UK: 0207 408 9021

  Ireland: 01 702 9114

  US or Canada: +1 855-394-3021

  For all other countries, please use the enquiry form.

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"Our private tour was very well organised. The tour was excellent and our guide was very good, well-versed and took all the arrangements on hand. It was truly an excellent and relaxing private group tour, with excellent drivers as well." –​ Uma and Subhashni, private groups tour in Vietnam

"Such a variety of places visited, including the walking tours of towns, which I absolutely loved. We used local transport at times to experience India, rather than getting on and off a tour bus like sheep. I feel that I got to experience this beautiful country in a way that other tour groups wouldn't have. Our tour guide, Pancham made this trip very special and all the women felt safe during the whole trip." – Helen, private groups tour in India

"We had a broad range of experiences in Peru and have come to understand so much more about the people and their history. We experienced city life, the wonder of archaeological sites including Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, and the contrast of the Amazon and its wildlife. Our tour group leader, Fernando quickly picked up the groups interests, provided individual assistance, and gave us opportunities to interact with local people (like a meal with a local family)." - Mary-Ann, private groups tour in Peru

Frequently asked questions

On a standard tour, you’ll have a set departure date and join other travellers who have booked the tour. A private group tour allows you to tailor a trip to suit you, whether that may be a tailor-made itinerary or travelling exclusively with friends and family.

We require a minimum of four people to book a private group tour, but the more people you bring, the smaller the cost per person

That depends on the itinerary you choose and how many people you’re travelling with. If you pick an existing itinerary and have more than six people, the price may become cheaper than our standard tours.

Our minimum age for travel is five years old in most destinations, but in some circumstances, this can be flexible. There is no maximum age provided you are in good enough health to travel.

Your quote will include all aspects of the tour including accommodation, transport within the tour and any included meals or activities you choose. It will not include international flights, visas or medical travel insurance. However, our consultants can address these items with you if you would like assistance.

We can include a free of charge space within any quote, which will then be averaged out between the paying travellers. Please advise us if you require free of charge spaces when you request a quote.

A quote for an existing itinerary will generally take 4-5 business days. A quote for a tailor-made trip may take up to 10 business days or more, depending on the complexity of your request and the destinations you wish to travel to.

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