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Independent Vacations

The world's finest tour operators offer a large number of vacation packages designed for people who wish to travel independently, without groups or guides. Operators use their buying power to negotiate low hotel rates and sometimes bundle these attractive rates with daily breakfasts, airport transfers or a sightseeing orientation. The number of inclusions and quality of hotels used vary according to the package rating, which we provide for every trip listed below.

With these pre-arranged packages, you won't have to spend time looking for a nice hotel in each city as the research work is handled by experts. You'll stay close to the major sites, making it easier to explore. There won't be a tour director traveling with you, as there would be on an escorted tour, though some packages include the services of a local host in each city. As your travel advisor, this person can suggest restaurants, recommend sightseeing activities and assist with scheduling excursions.

Along with great hotel rates, tour companies also offer special prices on airfare. Our travel counselors can offer air rates that save you even more money.

Book Now and Save on Independent Vacations!

  • Receive $200 to $300 per couple in air credit when you purchase a Europe trip and flights through Globus. Book by December 20, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive Wendy Wu’s Travel Protection plan (administrated by Trip Mate) at no additional cost on Asia departures when you book by November 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you purchase a Europe tour and flights through Insight by November 25, 2014. Offer applies to Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you purchase a Europe tour and flights through Trafalgar by November 25, 2014. Offer applies to Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $300 per couple off select Globus independent 2015 trips to Europe when you book by November 28, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 20% off select Globus Britain and Ireland departures when you book by November 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 20% off select Monograms Britain and Ireland departures when you book by November 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you book a Europe travel package and flights through Monograms. Book by December 20, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $600 per couple in air credit when you purchase select 2015 South Pacific tours and flights through Globus by December 2, 2014. Offer applies to Air New Zealand. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $300 per couple off select Globus 2014 vacations when you book by November 28, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.

Independent vacations are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality*  

Independent Vacations - Africa
Mpumalanga 2015 3 Hazyview, South Africa  Hazyview, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Johannesburg 2015 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls 3 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Johannesburg 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Livingstone 3 Livingstone, Zambia  Livingstone, Zambia  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 50 Africa independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Asia
Ha Long Bay 2 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  A+R First Class Dates and Prices
Bangkok Stopover 2014-2015 3 Bangkok, Thailand  Bangkok, Thailand  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Chiang Mai & Elephants 2014-2015 3 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Chiang Mai, Thailand  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Secrets of Angkor 2014-2015 3 Siem Reap, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
River Kwai & Ancient Kingdoms 2014-2015 3 Bangkok, Thailand  Bangkok, Thailand  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 319 Asia independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Uluru Highlights 2015 2 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Red Center Sights and Sounds 2015 3 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef 2015 4 Cairns, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road 2015 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Melbourne's Food and Wine Discovery 2015 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 243 Australia & New Zealand independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Canada
Churchill Polar Bears 2 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Niagara Falls Family Adventure 2015 4 Niagara Falls, Canada  Niagara Falls, Canada  Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
Independent Vacations - Europe and Britain
Venice 3 Venice, Italy  Venice, Italy  A+R First Class Dates and Prices
Aix-en-Provence Getaway 2015 3 Aix-en-Provence, France  Aix-en-Provence, France  Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Aix-en-Provence Getaway 2015 3 Aix-en-Provence, France  Aix-en-Provence, France  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Reykjavik Getaway 2015 3 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Reykjavik Getaway 2015 3 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Globus First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 236 Europe and Britain independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Turtles and Tortuguero 2014-2015 (3 Day) 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Turtles & Tortuguero 2014-2015 (4 Day) 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Guanacaste Beach Break 2014-2015 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Highlights of Panama 2014-2015 4 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Highlights of Nicaragua 2014-2015 4 Managua, Nicaragua  Managua, Nicaragua  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 133 Mexico & Central America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Middle East
Dubai Stopover 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Abu Dhabi 2015 4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Abu Dhabi 4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum 4 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Jerusalem Express 4 Tel Aviv, Israel  Tel Aviv, Israel  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 17 Middle East independent vacations
Independent Vacations - South America
Puno & Lake Titicaca 2014 3 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Puno & Lake Titicaca 2015 3 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Lake Titicaca: Puno 2015 (Join-In Tour) 3 Julliaca, Peru  Julliaca, Peru  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Cloud Forest Experience 2014 3 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Nazca Lines 2014 3 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 435 South America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
Chicago Family Adventure 5 Chicago, IL  Chicago, IL  Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
New York City Family Adventure 2015-2016 5 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
New York City Family Adventure 5 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day National Parks & Canyons Fly & Drive 2015 6 Las Vegas, NV  Las Vegas, NV  Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day Northern California & Wine Country Fly & Drive 6 San Francisco, CA  San Francisco, CA  Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 23 U.S. (Continental) independent vacations


* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.