guided by travel
Collette, a family-owned company, has been a worldwide tour operator since 1918 and offers more than 160 tours to destinations on all seven continents. With a wide array of comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys and small group tours, Collette provides its guests with experiences that go far beyond an ordinary vacation. From finding the perfect hotel to a blending of cultural experiences and free time with dramatic must-see inclusions, Collette seamlessly handles the details.
5 Reasons To Go Guided
There are so many benefits to letting someone else take on all the details that come with having The Perfect Trip. See why more and more travellers choose to Go Guided — and why they never go back.
On Day 1 of your trip, you’ll meet a friendly person who sure does know a lot about your tour and the destinations you’re visiting. This highly skilled professional is your tour manager…and from the moment you meet this key player on your tour, you’ll know you’re in good hands. With their rich travel backgrounds, as well as their useful information about language, currency, and all things local, you can relax and enjoy the ride.
Visiting a destination gives you a taste of the local culture. But imagine actually becoming part of that culture. Staying overnight in an Irish castle like Old-World royalty…feeling the cool waters of the Great Barrier Reef envelop you as you snorkel in its turquoise paradise…or rolling dough with an Italian chef to make the perfect pizza. It’s not just about all the iconic spots that will make for the best photos, it’s about diving into another world that makes for the best memories.
Our product experts are probably on the road right now — scoping out the best of our worldwide destinations. They go, take it all in, and find the moments they love best. Those are the moments they create for you. Those experiences and sights comprise each itinerary and make each one extra-special. Best of all, you don’t have to plan a thing. You just need to choose which itinerary best suits you.
Travel is social by nature. Guided travel is extra social. Meet a cast of characters: your fellow travellers, tour manager, driver, local guides and more. The social aspect of guided travel is one of the best parts! Many travellers on our tours have forged lasting friendships. Think of all the wonderful people waiting to meet you out in the world.
Your peace of mind is the most important thing to us. And that starts with our roundtrip home to airport sedan service. Forget taxis, airport fees, or public transportation. We will get you there…and back. And if for any reason you need to cancel your tour, you can do so — right up until the day before departure — and receive a full refund (thanks to our travel protection plan).
world class experiences at a great value
Classic Touring, Collette’s flagship collection of tours, delivers world-class experiences across all seven continents. True to our belief in the transformative power of journeys, both personal and shared, Classic Touring represents a refined take on the art of guided travel. Featuring some of our most popular tours, these itineraries artfully blend the must-see’s with the more exclusive inclusions you might never experience on your own – and all at a great value. Enjoy an inspiring and easy way to travel that builds upon our long history and commitment to guest service. From Italy to Peru to the Canadian Rockies and beyond, embrace your dreams. We seamlessly handle the details – you experience the world.
small groups. big experiences.
From vibrant cities to remote villages, immerse yourself in other worlds. As part of a small group, enjoy accommodations chosen to capture the spirit of the destination, savour spectacular local cuisine, and take the time to explore on your own. Along the way Explorations sets the stage for the unexpected moments that make travel so special. With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today’s cultural explorers dream about.
illuminate the world’s most remarkable destinations
During a single relaxed hotel stay, immerse yourself in the fanfare of a grand city or unwind in the timeless countryside. Let Collette set the stage as we bring into focus the culture, history and cuisine that make these places special. Each has their own story to tell and with the right blend of inclusions and leisure time they are yours to discover. They offer a more in-depth exploration where travellers have a chance to relax and experience daily life. Whether a guest has been captivated by a city in the past and want to revisit or are looking for a shorter trip, these tours are a perfect blend of the inclusions Collette is known for with free time to explore on your own.
join us on the world’s most amazing rivers
These inclusive itineraries feature small, intimate vessels for travel through a variety of beautiful waterways. Plus, when you step off your ship with a professional Tour Manager by your side, you’ll truly come to know the people and places along the river. With our years of touring expertise, we can take you further into each destination.
Collette’s collection of religious tours has been created with our faith-based travellers in mind. These inspiring travel experiences capture the reflective and humble surroundings of the world-famous spiritual places they visit.