Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights –Adventure Travel in Style.
On the Go Tours is an independently owned and fully bonded specialist tour operator. We have been in business for over 18 years specializing in cultural and adventurous holidays to far flung destinations worldwide including Egypt, Morocco and the Middle East, China and South East Asia, India, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas, Africa, Turkey, Russia, Latin America, Mexico and many more spots! We also just recently won the British Travel Award for ‘Best Medium Tour Operator to East & Central Asia’ – www.onthegotours.com We currently have preferred partner agreements with Flight Centre, Maritime Travel, Travel Counsellors, Vacation.com (just to name a few) and we work with 100’s of independent agencies as well.
We focus on flexible, expert-led group tours and tailor-made and group holidays, as well as family holidays, city breaks, trekking holidays, sailing holidays in Croatia and trips on the famous Trans-Siberan Railway! In addition, we put together dedicated itineraries for festivals and special events and even do family tours.
Since we have been working with travel agents from the start we know what you and your clients need and we deliver – you are in safe hands with us. We believe in building strong partnerships with our agents so that both our businesses grow together and stay competitive in the constantly changing world of travel.
Visit the more undiscovered side of Europe with On The Go Tours
Take the road less travelled and visit some of Europe’s best kept secrets in Turkey, Croatia, Iceland, Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Our group tours to Europe are peppered with plenty of interesting local experiences – watch the amazing whirling dervishes in Turkey, go underground and explore a former Soviet-era bunker in Russia, try a bit of wine tasting on the island of Korcula in Croatia, take a dip in the famous geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and spot the Northern Lights.
We offer a range of guided group tours, sailing holidays and short stays, covering both well-known sites as well as hidden gems, giving you a true flavour of life in these countries. The most difficult decision of course, is choosing where to visit first though our overland-style Eastern Europe tours take some of that hassle away visiting up to eight countries in one go from Estonia to Bulgaria with plenty in between. We hope to welcome you on a tour of Europe soon.
Truly see the Far East in close up on our wide selection of guided tours, day trips and festivals.
Travel to the exotic lands of the Far East – China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet – on one of our award winning holidays. With our experienced local English-speaking tour leaders you’ll gain a true insight into these fascinating countries and immerse yourself in the local way of life. We also offer a wide variety of touring styles to the Far East, from guided group tours and family adventures to festival tours and tailor made holidays, so you’re bound to find the trip that’s right for you.
Our tours to the Far East include some unique local experiences – spend a night in a traditional Hanok Village in South Korea, weave your way through the Hutongs of Beijing on a rickshaw, meet the Yau ethnic minority group along the Dragon’s Back Bone in China, join a sunrise class of Tai Chi at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, try your hand at cooking Tempura at a home-based cooking in Japan.
Adventure awaits in the land of the Big 5 and magnificent Victoria Falls with On The Go Tours
Covering almost a quarter of the Earth’s land surface, it’s no surprise that Africa is a land of incredible contrast from the vast deserts to the lush jungles, the rugged mountains to the idyllic coastlines, brought to life by some of the animal kingdom’s most recognizable characters.
In East Africa you’ll discover the famed migration of Tanzania and the jumping tribes of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Head further south for the epic sand dunes of Namibia, the great delta system of Botswana, the spectacular parks of Zimbabwe and the stunning coastal drives of South Africa. Trek in search of the mountain gorilla, track down the Big Five in Africa’s leading game reserves or simply laze on the stunning white beaches of Zanzibar or Mozambique.
As an experienced tour operator in East and Southern Africa, On The Go offer a wide range of African adventures from overland camping expeditions to small group, lodge accommodated safaris.
Travel to Southeast Asia on our selection of tours or tailor-make your dream holiday.
From the vivid greens of the steamy jungles and picturesque rice paddies to the brilliant white sands of numerous islands and a languorous coast punctuated by the rainbow dress of ethnic hill tribes, glittering bejeweled temples and vivid blue waters, Southeast Asia is a patchwork of colour and beauty.
The lush northern highlands are home to colourful minorities that maintain their traditional customs whilst further south the sprawling Mekong Delta is a hive of activity as locals sell their wares from boats that bob on the water’s surface. World-class diving awaits off the hundreds of idyllic islands scattered across the Gulf of Thailand and there’s plenty of ancient temples to explore from the monumental Angkor complex to the staggering collection of Buddhist temples in Bagan. To complement its natural beauty and cultural heritage, Southeast Asia is home to superb cuisine from the delicate flavours of Vietnam to the aromatic spices of Thai food.
Discover Southeast Asia and its many worthy highlights on an escorted group tour, exclusive private journey or tailor your dream holiday with our fantastic selection of itineraries.
Discover the best of South America on our selection of tours or tailor-make your dream holiday to the land that’s home to Machu Picchu and the Amazon.
Outdoor adventure abounds in South America from the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the arid desert of the Atacama, and the winding waterways of the Amazon Rainforest to the glaciers of Patagonia with pristine lakes, perfectly formed volcanoes and dramatic mountain ranges all vying for your attention.
As well as natural beauty, South America also delivers on cultural diversity with pretty colonial towns rich in history, incredible Incan ruins reached along ancient routes and colourful indigenous markets where native groups sell their hand-made wares. Providing the soundtrack to any foray to South America is a wealth of sensual sounds that have inspired some the world’s best known dance traditions from salsa in Colombia, samba in Brazil and tango in Argentina.
Journey to South America with On the Go for an overland adventure staying at locally owned accommodation and using public transport or design your own tour with our tailor-made service.
Visit the exotic lands of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan
Experience the colour and magic of a holiday to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal or Bhutan. Offering a select collection of guided group tours and tailor-made holidays, we have something to suit all styles of travel, time-frames and budgets. From the fertile Himalayan foothills and the regal palaces of legendary Rajasthan, to the steps of the marble Taj Mahal and the palm-fringed beaches of Sri Lanka, or the fluttering prayer flags of Nepal and Bhutan, these countries will enchant even the most seasoned traveller.
Our group tours to the Indian Subcontinent are led by expert and passionate local tour guides who will ensure your holiday is fun and hassle-free from start to finish. Tour group sizes in India typically range from 15 to 20 travellers and are much smaller in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. Most tours have no single supplements, and for the few that do, we’ll do our best to match you up with another solo traveller.
Tours to Central America, Mexico and Cuba with On The Go Tours
With laid-back tropical beaches, steamy jungle packed with colourful wildlife, magnificent Maya ruins and vibrant modern cultures to discover, Central America offers an exciting range of experiences.
Facing the Caribbean Sea to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west, the region has miles upon miles of white sand beaches with hundreds of coral-fringed offshore islands ideal for diving. The interior highlands are a patchwork of coffee farms and plantations peppered with rumbling volcanoes that give way to misty cloudforests and lost Mayan cities of lofty temple complexes and pyramids. Among this incredible natural diversity are ample opportunities for outdoor adventure from zip-lining to canoeing, mountain biking to horse riding, diving to surfing.
Enjoy an authentic travel experience on one of our group tours getting around by public transport and staying in locally-owned guesthouses with plenty of opportunities to meet the eclectic locals.
Experience the Middle East and North Africa
From the legendary Pyramids of Giza and treasures of Tutankhamen to the spectacular rose city of Petra and the holy city of Jerusalem, experience the magic of a holiday to the Middle East and Morocco. Sail the Nile Egypt, trek the rugged Atlas Mountains, float in the Dead Sea or dive in the Red Sea. Camel trek across the dunes of the Sahara or hot air balloon over ancient Luxor. Visit captivating cities and revered miracle sites, kasbahs, Crusader castles and Roman ruins.
Travelling with us you’ll truly immerse in the local cultures – try tasty felafels from Cairo’s most famous sandwich maker, take a dip in Cleopatra’s spring, learn to cook traditional Jordanian food, camp out under the desert stars Wadi Rum, walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, barter in the souks of Djemma el Fna and spend a night with local Berbers in the vast Sahara Desert.
What is On The Go Tours?
We started from humble beginnings as a small family owned company selling trips to North Africa. Over the years we have dramatically expanded and we are incredibly proud to now offer locally led group tours and tailor-made holidays to over 480 destinations, in 54 countries.
This year along we have launched tours in Japan, Eastern Europe, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and Easter Island, the most recent one being Norway and soon to be Antarctica, whilst continually expanding our product portfolio in our previous destinations.
We stay true to our origins and ensure we retain customers by providing great value and an experience that is best suited to that destination. We started with a purposeful local ethos and we strong to ensure that over 70% of our customers’ holiday fund remains in the local economies.
What distinguishes you from other tour operators? How can agents learn more about the company (events, webinars, etc.)
Agents are our most important distribution channel and always will be. We do sell direct to the customer but we prefer to sell through agents who know our product and know the customers that will love travelling with us.
Tell us more about the company, where are the headquarters, where do you operate and how long have you been in Canada?
Our head office is in London with another reservation team in Brisbane. We have further representation in Canada, New Zealand and South Africa with a third reservation team planned later this year to open in Johannesburg.
We run tours in 54 countries and to over 480 destinations