Senior Travels

If you're a senior considering a travel vacation, you've come to the right place. We will take a look at several travel companies that specialize in meeting the needs of seniors, which they generally define as retired people between the ages of 50 and 91.

They have all been in business a long time and offer many benefits such as participating in lectures and even tours online in the comfort of your own home!  

Road Scholar, is a not-for-profit, and, as the name suggests, emphasizes learning, whether in front of your computer at home, or while traveling through a national park or a place of historical significance.  You can view and listen to lectures about the history, culture, and geography of various places around the world.

Maybe you would like to take your grandchildren on a special trail-riding excursion in the mountains or through some desert scenery.  Or you might like to join a small group on an excursion somewhere in the US or overseas.  Most anything you can imagine is possible.

For more than 90 years, Globus has been a trusted guided tour specialist that ranks among the best travel tour companies for seniors. One of the ways it has translated age into wisdom is by recognizing that a one-size-fits-all tour doesn’t work for everyone. Its range of touring types significantly boosts the chance of creating personalized matches between destinations and travelers.

For over 30 years Intrepid Travel has been been taking travelers around the globe. 

That's over 30 years of adventures, of visiting new places and old friends, of countless unforgettable moments. More than 30 years of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

As a responsible business, we've always been committed to being there for our travelers and the communities we visit. So, you can trust that when you travel with us, we won't just be there for your first adventure, we'll be there every step of your journey. 

Trafalgar Dream holidays without the stress of the 'what ifs', is what we do. We design our tours so you can experience the world differently. You'll get the personal service, attention to detail and ease you're looking for, while enjoying the unmissable experiences you've always dreamed of. Discover why Trafalgar tours have been trusted by 5 million guests and are proud to deliver the very best tours that you'll cherish for years to come.

Smithsonian Journeys  From the Smithsonian was born an idea to bring the world’s cultures and natural sciences alive in experience-rich travel. Inspired by the Smithsonian mission, the “increase and diffusion of knowledge,” Smithsonian Journeys fosters the power that comes through travel—unlocking knowledge and cultural awareness—to better understand the world.

When you join our community of curious travelers, you will engage with the world through the Smithsonian lens, enjoying a memorable, immersive, and transformative experience. And, importantly, your participation benefits the work of the Smithsonian, helping to make the world a better place by preserving and celebrating what we cherish from our common past, present, and future.

Backroads  Active travel is about journeying through a fascinating region under your own power. For over 40 years, Backroads has been setting the stage for epic moments in every corner of the globe—raising the bar that all such travel should aspire to. And while it may sound like boasting, we don't think anyone does it better. Let us show you why.

Something for everyone—give us your definition of active and we'll deliver. We set the standard for on-trip support; our leaders, vans and equipment give you the flexibility you're looking for. From easygoing to avid—all activity levels are welcome.

Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.)  In 1958, a retired California high school principal named Ethel Andrus founded a travel company to serve the members of the new organization she had just formed, the American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP. This company, Grand Circle Travel, grew to become the Grand Circle Corporation, the leading provider of international travel and discovery for Americans over 50. Overseas Adventure Travel became a member of the Grand Circle family in 1993, but our own history predates that…

Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978 by a 28-year old high school teacher named Judi Wineland. Her inspiration came after a trip to Africa, where she identified a need for a more authentic, adventurous, and affordable safari experience than the typical ones available at the time. She targeted unspoiled Tanzania as the first destination for her fledgling company, and in so doing, became the first US tour operator to offer tented safaris there. From this beginning O.A.T. began offering custom small group tours to exotic destinations around the world, with O.A.T.-designed and operated trips to East Africa, Nepal, Turkey, and Peru.

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