Why Stride

By Stride Travel
March 20, 2018

Stride does only one thing. And we do it better than anyone else: find your next perfect tour, river or expedition cruise, safari, or adventure trip. We make it easy, fast, and fun to filter through the multitude of options, giving you all the info you need to pick your expert-planned trip with confidence.

A Different Kind of Travel Site

The internet has no shortage of travel sites - offering inspiration, DIY guides, and more hotel, vehicle, and flight booking sites than you can shake a stick at.

However, none of the mainstream sites make it easy to search and compare the organized trips offered by thousands of travel companies.  That's why we created Stride. 


Lake Bled Slovenia tour


Why use Stride?  Well... people love our:

Wide selection of thousands of guided trips, river cruises, and adventure packages from hundreds of travel companies. With Stride, there's no risk of missing out on your perfect trip.

Unbiased trip & company reviews and ratings from travelers like you provide confidence, assurance, and transparency. 

Savings, no middlemen here! No miscommunication, no over-paying. Always get the best price and personalized service direct from the experts themselves. Plus, as a member (free to join), you get access to extra savings of up to $700 per person on thousands of trips, not available anywhere else

Curated trips and collections from travel leaders such as National Geographic and Travel & Leisure. Quickly find the most popular and award-winning guided trips and cruises.


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Love straight from other travelers!


Rosalie T

Rosalie T

“Before Stride, booking a guided tour took FOREVER. I had to search dozens of sites. Stride is FANTASTIC!”

Cynthia Tuthill

Cynthia Tuthill

"It does everything for you."


Stride Travel rated 5 stars


Travelers love Stride


Pick Your Perfect Expert-Planned Trip with Confidence

Hundreds of travel companies organize dream-worthy trips to every country for all budgets and catering to every travel style.

But it’s not easy to find your perfect trip without enduring hours of frustrating and contradictory research. Even then, how do you know that you’ve really found the best trip & deal for you?

You deserve a truly memorable, stress-free experience - both during and before vacation. That's why we made it easy to search, compare, and read reviews on thousands of trips offered by hundreds of professionals . 

With Stride, you can feel confident that you chose the best travel provider, received the best price, and picked the itinerary most well-suited to your travel style. 


How can I use Stride?

Stride helps you find the perfect pre-planned or custom travel experience, then guides you to your chosen tour company for easy, direct booking. 

Is Stride a Travel Agency?

Not in the traditional sense. Our team have worked to gather the largest, most comprehensive listing of tours, from hundreds of different operators. Stride connects you with the perfect agent or tour company for your travel style. 

Can Stride plan my itinerary and flights?

While Stride doesn't directly plan custom itineraries, we can connect you with a travel agent who can! Currently flight booking functionality is not available on Stride. Some tours include airfare, and if you plan a custom trip, flight planning is often included.

Why should I become a Stride Member?

We're glad you asked! Becoming a member allows you to save trips you like to your wish list, you'll receive personalized recommendations, and best of all you can save up to $700 on Select Trips.

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Why do we love guided trips?

Guided trips minimize the stress of planning. Let someone else take care of the logistics and you take care of enjoying the experience! 

1) A great way to travel where you don't speak the language

2) Meet likeminded travelers - great option for solos and singles!

3) Travel farther afield in the safety of a group and immerse yourself in the local culture.



Our Mission: to make authentic, active world travel more accessible.

By "authentic," we mean trips that include sightseeing or activities beyond simply relaxing on a beach, enjoying a theme park, or hanging out on a huge floating party barge in the Caribbean.

Don't get us wrong -- we love relaxing under a swaying palm tree as much as the next person -- but these trips are easily planned using existing resources.

More and more often, though, travelers crave experiences that are more exotic, unique, and adventurous - and want some help turning those dreams into a reality. 


What's in a name?

We chose "Stride" because it describes the kind of active, confident movement that everyone should experience when they travel. Also, everyone has their own style and preferences and we aim to match people with the right trip for their tastes, so they can find their travel stride.

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