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50-Plus Travel - Best Tours & Trips 2019

4,589 trips to 50-Plus Travel tours from 212 tour companies. 22,390 reviews. 4.7/5 avg rating.
Baby boomers, born from 1946 to 1964 with the youngest now turning 51, love to travel. Now there are organized trips geared toward that age group recognize that their needs and preferences -- including more relaxed itineraries and greater comfort in lodging. Stride can help you sort through which travel providers and itineraries are best suited to you if you’re over 50, but still as eager as ever to enjoy active and exciting glo ... Read More
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Calgary St ...

Trafalgar
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 323 / day
$ 4,850
From : $ 5,966
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff
  • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations
  • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway
Visits:
Calgary, Jasper, Vancouver, Canada
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China to Vietnam: Ethnic People of the Border

Myths and Mountains
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
20 days
$ 338 / day
$ 6,750
From : $ 8,303
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Joseph Rock Museum.
  • Visit the cave temple and a retreat center
  • Visit one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots for all the people of Gyalthang–Ringha Temple, perched high on a hill
  • Visit the famous Putao Temple and the Santa Pagodas.
  • Seeing traditional sites that are frequented by many tourists
  • Visit the Zhu Family Garden Mansions
Visits:
Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Kunming, China, Vietnam
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Pyramids to Petra 2020 - 15 days

15 days
$ 166 / day
$ 2,495
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Petra - discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed Nabataean city, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the new Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Wadi Rum - explore this vast red desert with its rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations in a 4x4 and camp under a blanket of stars
  • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • The Dead Sea - spend a night at the Dead Sea, float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud
  • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Amman - explore the ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
  • Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca, visit islands and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
  • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Umm ar-Rasas - take in this ancient city which was once an important stop on the caravan route between east and west
  • Mt Nebo - visit one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
  • Madaba - see Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics at the Church of St George in this Christian market town
  • Wadi Mujib - trek the Siq Trail and go canyoning in the lowest nature reserve in the world (included on tours departing April to October)
  • Shobak - visit Shobak Crusader castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
Visits:
Egypt, Jordan
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Essence of Tanzania Safari

Rothschild Safaris
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 716 / day
$ 6,446
From : $ 7,348
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • See tree climbing lions
  • Enjoy going for game drives twice a day
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Know more about the tribes and local culture 
  • See herds of Elephants
  • Witness the great migration
Visits:
Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 471 / day
$ 7,069
From : $ 8,695
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner, where food is buried in the ground to cook.
  • Enjoy a culinary demonstration at your Machu Picchu hotel.
  • Delight in a home-hosted farm-to-table lunch at a local Quechua community.
  • Discover centuries-old Andean textile methods at a living museum of the Peruvian Andes.
  • Venture through the Andes to Machu Picchu in a domed train.
  • Stand at the “Middle of the World” at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum.
  • Embark on a 5-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands with a naturalist guide.
  • Explore the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Admire the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Quito
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Genoa and The Cinque Terre Italy Walking Tour

Walking Connection
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
7 days
$ 2,598
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore Genoa and Manarola.
  • Visit historical places like Sestri Levante
  • Walk in Santa Margherita
  • Visit Monterosso al Mare and Levanto
Visits:
Cinque Terre, Genoa, Italy
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Great European Journey

11 days
$ 500 / day
$ 5,495
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Holland: Take a private cruise along Amsterdam’s legendary canals, a World Heritage site.
  • Germany and the Rhine River: Visit the World Heritage site of Cologne’s Old Town, cruise through the scenic Rhine River Valley, enjoy a private wine tasting, and explore Heidelberg.
  • France: Arrive in Alsace, a region whose ownership has moved between Germany and France for generations, and discover Strasbourg's Old City, a World Heritage site.
  • The Swiss Alps and Legendary Railways: Explore the World Heritage site of Berne, travel through the Bernese Oberland to the snowcapped mountain peaks of the Alps, and stop in Interlaken to admire the Jungfrau. Dramatically set beneath the iconic Matterhorn, enjoy Lucerne and Zermatt aboard three legendary railways.
Visits:
Amsterdam, Cologne, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Lucerne, Strasbourg, Zermatt, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
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Discover Japan

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 350 / day
$ 4,199
From : $ 9,897
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore historic Imperial Palace (Tokyo)
  • See the majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Visit Hakone National Park
  • Opportunity to see the Shirakawago (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Visit Ancient town in Takayama
  • Sightseeing in Kyoto
Visits:
Hakone, Hiroshima, Imperial Palace, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Shirakawa, Tokyo, Japan
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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2020 - 11 Days

11 days
$ 150 / day
$ 1,645
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Abu Simbel - visit this awe-inspiring temple at sunrise to witness the incredible phenomenon of the Abu Simbel Sun Festival
  • Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
  • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
  • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
Visits:
Egypt
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Japan Biking

Butterfield & Robinson
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 1,037 / day
$ 9,495
From : $ 10,824
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Asaichi
  • Drive through the awakening streets of Nanao to the island of Noto
  • Ride back in time through sleepy fishing villages and past lush forests
  • Explore the beautiful gardens of Kanazawa
  • Experience fabulous Bike ride through the winding mountains before exploring an amazing Buddhist temple.
Visits:
Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
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Paradise Islands

6 days
$ 330 / day
$ 1,979
From : $ 2,672
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Experience the only guided lodge to lodge paddling and snorkeling journey in Belize.
  • Visit small islands that see fewer visitors: Tobacco Caye, Southwater Caye and Billy Hawk Caye
  • Explore the uninhabited islands, coral reefs, mangroves and abundant marine life by sea kayak, kayak sail, snorkel or Stand Up Paddleboard.
  • Travel inland to the savannah of the Tropical Education Center; forest cabanas and interpretive trails 
  • Enjoy an arranged nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo – a great introduction to local ecology and wildlife. 
Visits:
Belize Barrier Reef, Belize
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Jewels of the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 229 / day
$ 3,199
From : $ 7,947
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore historic Zagreb
  • Visit Lake Bled
  • Enjoy a short scenic boat ride in lakes of Plitvice Lake National Park
  • Explore Roman Ruins (Split)
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Dubrovnik
  • Visit Montenegro
  • Enjoy a sight of beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe.
Visits:
Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Montenegro, Plitvice Lakes National park, Split, Zagreb, Croatia, Slovenia
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6-Night London, Bath and Stonehenge Tour

6 days
$ 208 / day
$ 1,798
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Spend Two Nights in Central London
  • Visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and The Tower of London
  • Shop on Famous Oxford Street & Funky Camden Market
  • Explore Beautiful Bath Architecture & the Ancient Roman Baths
  • Wonder at the 5,000 year old Mysteries of Stonehenge & Avebury
  • Spend a night in a Honey-Colored Cotswold Village
  • Visit Oxford - home to the World's Oldest English-Speaking University
Visits:
Bath, Cotswolds, London, Oxford, Stonehenge, England, United Kingdom
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Best of Italy in 17 Days Tour
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Best of Italy in 17 Days Tour

Rick Steves
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
17 days
$ 288 / day
$ 4,895
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy cruising in Lake Como by ferry
  • Visit South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and Florence's Accademia Gallery
  • Discover Orvieto City and San Brizio Chapel tour
  • Explore Colosseum tour
  • Visit Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Visits:
Assisi, Bolzano, Cinque Terre, Colosseum, Doge’s Palace, Dolomites, Florence, Lake Como, Pantheon, Piazza San Marco, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Sistine Chapel, Tuscany, Umbria, Vatican Museum, Venice, Italy
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Passage to Eastern Europe

Viking River Cruises
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 245 / day
$ 2,699
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Take guided walk through the grounds of Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Experience two nights in bustling Budapest, cosmopolitan capital of Hungary
  • Sail past dramatic natural wonders like the soaring white cliffs of the Iron Gate region
  • Enjoy Serbian & Hungarian folkloric performances
  • Enjoy the authentic flavors of Eastern Europe, on shore and aboard
Visits:
Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Top 50-Plus Travel Experiences and Attractions

Top 50-Plus Travel Experiences

Waking to the rising sun in an African game lodge to a view of giraffes, zebras and wildebeest sipping side by side at a watering hole just outside your window.

Sipping wine on deck or on your balcony as your river cruise boat drifts past an ever-changing panorama of old-world Europe.

Walking alongside strange-looking iguanas, exotic birds and giant tortoises -- all unafraid of humans -- as you tour the Galapagos Islands.

Setting eyes on the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of ChinaAngkor Wat and the temples of Kyoto on a grand tour -- or better yet, tours -- of Asia.

Gazing at the vast Amazon rainforests via riverboat while listening to howler monkeys crying in the distance.

Marveling at the sheer force of power generated by waters flowing over Victoria Falls in Africa and Iguassu Falls in South America.

Birding in the Costa Rican rainforests and coming upon a rare species to add to your life list.

Landing on the seventh continent, Antarctica, on an expedition-style cruise that only a small number of people will ever get to experience.  

Discovering the birthplaces of the Americas on journeys to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Quebec City in Canada.

Trekking to Peru’s Machu Picchu or atop Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to test your mettle and enjoy some of the world’s finest views.

Rafting the wild rivers of Idaho, California, or West Virginia under the expert direction of an experienced guide.

Taking a small ship cruise along the gorgeous and historic coastlines of Croatia, Turkey or Greece.

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50-Plus Travel Trip Reviews

22,390 50-Plus Travel Tour Reviews - Summary 95% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 16,795
Great 4,252
Average 891
Disappointing 240
Terrible 203
Value
4.7
Guide
4.7
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.7
Transportation
4.7
Meals
4.7

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Great time in Central (Eastern) Europe

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

My wife and I had an amazing time on a 15-day Central Europe tour in June/July 2019. We saw incredible sites and were treated to some very cool adventures including pierogi making in Poland, special shows and overall amazing experiences throughout. Gate1 did not miss a beat throughout the trip. Liliana, our tour guide, ensured that everything ran smoothly, and the local tour guides were second to none. The hotels were magnificent, with perfect views of the Danube in Budapest, great breakfasts, and situated close to the action. This was our first trip with Gate1 but will definitely not be our last.

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Operator Signature Collection by Gate 1

We were very pleased with the accommodations

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We were very pleased with the accommodations, itinerary and train travel. Also, Vacations by Rail was very prompt about making adjustments to our air travel. Our travel coordinator responded to our requests in a timely manner

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Operator Vacations By Rail

Amazing Tour of Tibet!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our guide, Luosang, and our driver made our trip amazing. Whether it was singing Buddhist prayers in the car in the morning on our drives, helping us fend off feisty cows, encouraging us to try local foods, helping us to find the best photo to capture the memory, or teaching us about the history and religion of the beautiful places we visited, they ensured that we had the best possible experience of the country and its lovely people at every moment.

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Operator Great Tibet Tour

Great memory of Vietnam

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We have just backed from our 12 day trip to Vietnam via Go Asia Travel.
This is one of our most enjoyable trip so far. Mike Nguyen our assistant came to see us at hotel to ensure we got all the info.

Everything goes smoothly. Our driver and guide always wait for us at hotel, train station or airport. No hassel.

We meet different friends each tour and all of them are great. It is nice to make friend during the trip

We enjoy Hoi An so much, would love to spend 1 week relaxing in this lovely town
Thank you Mike and team for everything

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Operator Go Asia Travel

Pleasure

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Noura is a fantastic tour guid she knows alot and is very nice , you cant go wrong with her i highly recommend, thank you for a wonderful time, hope to see you soon again, oh and whatever you want she will do her best to organize it :), thank you for everything

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Operator Morocco private expert

Memorable Trip to Egypt -- Thank to Travelish Tours!!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Egypt is one of those countries one should visit at least once in their lifetime. I was there in December 2018 and loved every moment of my presence in the land of river Nile, pharaohs, pyramids and much more. Thanks to Travelish Tours and their passionate CEO, Mahmoud Salah for making our trip so enjoyable and seamless. The entire trip was very well organized and we covered pretty much 75-80% of Egypt in 10 days from Cairo, Saqqara, Memphis, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simble, Alexandria and Nile cruise, visiting all the key attractions with the guides who explained the history so coherently that we felt as if we went back in time to thousands of years ago. Thanks to Sam, Khalif and Sara, our guides in Cairo, Nile Cruise, and Alexandria respectively for sharing their passion, knowledge and welcoming us so warm heartedly.

I would highly recommend Travelish Tour to anyone planning to visit Egypt as the service the company provides is top class from airport pick up, best hotel accommodation, perfect Nile cruise, customized tours to knowledgeable guides. Mahmoud Salah, more popularly called as Momo, is a very humble individual who understands your needs and ensures your stay in his loving country becomes the most memorable trip of your life. His passion for his motherland’s rich cultural history and heritage and inherently caring attitude demonstrated through excellent organization of the trip and customized tours is indeed contagious.

We felt very safe in Egypt. If you want to explore it like locals contact Travelish Tour and forget about all other logistics as Travelish Tours will take care of all your needs. It would be the best decision you will make and I can vouch through my personal experience as Travelish Tours will ensure your visit to Egypt leaves an indelible mark in your travel memory.

Thank you Travelish tours and Momo for making our trip memorable and in the bargain we found a good friend in Momo!! :)

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50-Plus Travel Tours and Travel Guide

50-Plus Travel Attractions & Landmarks Guide

As a generation, baby boomers -- turning a minimum age of 50 in 2014 -- have led the way for decades in forging international travel, beginning with the 1960s-era European backpackers and continuing to the present, as more and more parts of the globe become ripe for discovery.

Destinations that once seemed too remote and exotic for most folks to imagine visiting -- from the jungles of Costa Rica to the mountains of Bhutan, from the plains of East Africa to the icy waters of Antarctica -- are now just a plane, train, or boat ride away. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that baby boomers are the most well-traveled generation in history!

But while many previously unavailable travel opportunities have opened up, travel has also become more complicated as a result. Where once travelers might have decided between the beach or the mountains within driving distance of home -- or, if they really wanted to get exotic, choose between vacationing in London or Paris -- they now have the whole world at their feet.

Airline routes and fares are dizzyingly complex; travel costs everywhere have escalated; the profusion of advice available on the Internet often only confuses matters; and independent travel in general can sometimes end up more trouble than it’s worth -- especially when you have limited time to plan for a trip that may take you far afield and lasts a week or longer.

More Time and Resources

But here’s the good news: with many of us nearing retirement or already retired -- and others still at the peak of our earning power -- we have more time and resources to indulge our passions and our curiosity to see the world, and have the maturity and wisdom to recognize the value of traveling with experts in the field. Professional travel providers and outfitters can help us make the most of -- and truly savor -- each experience.

And so we’ve witnessed a remarkable rise in the number of organized tour operators which cater to our specialized interests. These are no longer your grandmother’s tour companies, which herded large groups off and on buses like sheep; in fact, even coach-based tours are striving to appeal to a more sophisticated, knowledgeable group of world travelers.

Authentic Experiences

In response to a number of boomer travel trends, the new generation of travel providers seek to offer authentic experiences that create lasting memories, without the hassle of having to plan and execute every detail yourself. These travel providers can take you to the far corners of the globe and, in the process, offer expert guidance that ensures you’ll be able to spend your time doing what you want to do -- and not what you have to do just to get from one place to the next.

Many of them have special expertise in organizing trips for people aged 50 and above, whether it’s an adventure like an African safari or a trek to Machu Picchu, a river cruise through Europe or Southeast Asia, a small ship expedition to the Galapagos, or a culture-minded trip to Greece, Turkey, Italy, or Egypt.

And we’re not forgetting North America, where U.S. and Canadian national parks and Mexican and Central American archaeological and natural treasures beckon 50-plus travelers.

Cruises

One of the most popular methods of over 50 travel is to enjoy a cruise. Traveling by ship eliminates the difficulty of constantly changing accommodations, pinpointing new restaurants to eat at every night, and organizing how you will get from location to location. On larger boats with overnight rooms, all of this is taken care of, and remote and wild places are more accessible than they have ever been before.

There is no better way to experience the breathtaking and hostile landscape of the fjords in Norway than aboard a cruise, or to see the many different islands in the Caribbean.

If the high seas aren’t your cup of tea, than consider taking a river cruise -- all the convenience of a cruise also exist for those interesting in exploring Eastern Europe with a river cruise down the Danube, or experiencing all the treasures of Egypt floating down the Nile.

More Relaxed Itineraries

Trips catering to those over 50, while adventurous, may offer somewhat more relaxed and less physically demanding itineraries. A 50-plus focused tour guarantees special attention to the finer aspects of travel: comfortable lodgings, good local food, and stress-free means of transport between the sites. Instead of adventure activities, the trip may instead allow time for other recreation. For example, some trips pay special attention to activities such as photography, fishing, wine tasting, or may allow extra time for cultural immersion.

Stride is here to help you make your way through the clutter and clamor and to find the travel providers that understand the needs of 50-plus travelers -- and keep you in the thick of the travel revolution you helped pioneer.

Top 50-Plus Travel Travel Companies

Things to Know Before You Go

What are the most popular 50+ tours?

Nowadays, almost every corner of our planet is accessible, no matter your age. Despite this, some travel destinations are more popular than others. Here is a brief list of group travel experiences most popular amongst travelers aged 50 years and above:

Are 50+ tours handicap accessible?

One common question that faces many older travelers is whether or not their trip will be accessible to them. The good news is that, despite your ability, there is a trip out there that caters to you -- even when traveling to remote and wild places.

Many travel companies actually specialize in creating an incredible travel experience for those with disabilities or handicaps. Stride Travel also ranks its 50+ trips by physical difficulty to help make your travel decision easier. For more insight into some of the best accessible tours, take a look at Stride’s list of Top Handicap Accessible Tours & Destinations.

Are 50+ tours solo traveler friendly?

One of the benefits of a 50+ travel group is that you no longer have to worry about finding a travel buddy. Not only are group tours a great way to travel safely and led by experts in the region, but traveling in a group also means you get to meet new people. In fact, group trips are an especially great way to meet like-minded travelers.

On family friendly tours, which focus on designing expeditions for all ages, many 50+ individuals report enjoying having had an opportunity to get to know and interact with people from all generations. This answers another common question -- are “50+ trips” really just for seniors? The answer is no, not necessarily!

The Benefits of 50+ Group Travel

The chance to meet similar travelers -- and choose the age group your travel with -- is only one plus of traveling in a 50+ tour group. Once again, another benefit of a group tour is having everything organized. On a group tour, complications like finding accommodation, food, and the language barrier immediately disappear.

Not only this, but having access to an informed and experienced tour guide can make or break a trip. Another, lesser-known, aspect of group travel is that it can also cut costs. One major bonus to being in a group is benefitting from group discounts, whether they be for restaurants or activities.

50+ travelers also stand to benefit from special discounts. For example, seniors can purchase a lifetime pass to any U.S. national park for only $80, making future trips even more tempting!

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