ENGAGING. EVOCATIVE. EXCEPTIONAL.
SMALL GROUP TRAVEL.

Imagine yourself waking up to the chirping of birds in the lush green jungles of Costa Rica. Or, maybe you’re in Finland, leading your dog sled team across the snowy landscape. You could be pulling into camp on an African game reserve after a safari to find the “Big 5.”

This is your chance to set out and discover all the extraordinary moments held in the everyday. They fuel your curious mind, kindle your adventurous spirit, and spark your sense of wander.

You won’t be one of the crowd with Explorations; you’ll be an integral part of a cultural expedition. You’ll share the road, a few meals, and a variety of special moments with a small, tight-knit group of just 14-24 people. Smaller groups open up more opportunities to truly experience a destination.

THIS IS SMALL GROUP TRAVEL, REINVENTED.

We keep the group size small so that you get the most out of your travel experience. Small groups of 14-24 travelers allows access to unique places you couldn’t get to with a larger group.

Spend quality time with locals during conversations, classes, and home-hosted meals.

Stay in authentic hotels that reflect the destination, and capture the local spirit.

Local guides take you off the beaten path and show you the place they call home.

Our guided travel tours include a blend of unique, hard-to-replicate experiences, cultural connections, and plenty of opportunities for “you” time.

Four Top Small Group Tours

Italy's Treasures

12 days, 17 meals

The romance of Italy comes to life on this culinary and cultural adventure that will take you from medieval masterpieces to lively markets.

starting from

17,500 pts*

*per couple,
land only,
double occupancy

Tour Details

Switzerland: Hidden Trails & Majestic Peaks

10 days, 12 meals

Journey through Switzerland entirely by train on an up-close-and-personal rendezvous with the Alps and the villages of the Swiss Riviera.

starting from

15,500 pts*

*per couple,
land only,
double occupancy

Tour Details

Treasures of South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

14 days, 23 meals

South Africa's epic scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife come together in an incredible adventure.

starting from

22,500 pts*

*per couple,
land only,
double occupancy

Tour Details

Treasures of the Icelandic Adventure

9 days, 13 meals

Witness ethereal lava fields, thundering waterfalls, and coastal villages when you set out to discover Iceland’s adventurous landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

starting from

23,500 pts*

*per couple,
land only,
double occupancy

Tour Details

Explorations isn’t about being a part of a crowd. This is about you, and about a small group of people on a cultural expedition.

DELVE INTO EXPERIENCES BEYOND EXPECTATION.

Explorations does more than show you a new place. Unique and immersive experiences take you beyond the surface, and allow you to discover the heart of a travel destination — and feel its pulse.

Join a chef for a hands-on Umbrian cooking lesson inside a 16th century farmhouse.

In the still quiet of the morning, stop and watch the sun rise above the Taj Mahal.

Put on some thermal wear and join expert whale watchers on Skjalfandi Bay in Iceland.

Active and engaging, interpretive and enlightening, unforgettable and unique, Explorations travel experiences will shape your vision of the world.

EXPERIENCE YOUR DESTINATION IN NEW WAYS.

From culinary experiences to boutique accommodations to more built-in free time, Explorations tours are revealing new and different aspects of the world.

Hunt for black truffles with a local chef and his truffle-sniffing dogs in southern France.

Overnight on the remote and enchanting Aran Islands of Ireland, and feel like a local.

Explore how you want to explore with our mix of guided experiences and free time.

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