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Trip Type Trip Type Classic 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 Guided Experiences 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 Ocean 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 Tour 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.
Independent Package 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 Ocean 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.

Tour Styles

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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$ 1,645 $ 7,195

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Trip Length

11 Days 28+ Days

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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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Grand Circle Cruise Line

7 trips with 26 reviews

All Grand Circle Cruise Line tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 3.4 for all Grand Circle Cruise Line trips.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

7 trips with 26 reviews

All Grand Circle Cruise Line tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 3.4 for all Grand Circle Cruise Line trips.

 
The Seine: Paris to Normandy tour
13 days

The Seine: Paris to Normandy

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
France, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Giverny, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Paris, Rouen
$ 3,395
$ 261per day
Highlights
  • Visit the World War II Peace Memorial Museum
  • Visit the famed Sacre Coeur Basilica, with its dramatic perch on the top of the Montmartre hill.
  • Enjoy cruising on Seine River
  • Explore the sleepy village of Les Andelys
  • Enjoy views of Chateau Gaillard, an imposing fortress from the era of Richard the Lionhearted
  • Visit Rouen's wonderful Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Visit the Benedictine Order Castle at Fecamp and savor a taste of the famous Benedictine liqueur
  • Visit the Battery at Longues Sur Mer
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Essence of the Elbe: Berlin to Prague
13 days

Essence of the Elbe: Berlin to Prague

Type:
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Czech Republic, Germany, Berlin, Dresden, Meissen, Potsdam, Prague, Wittenberg
$ 2,095
$ 161per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy twelve days River Cruise vacation
  • Insightful and informative port tour
  • Land tours and shipboard programs
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Romance of the Rhine and Mosel
16 days

Romance of the Rhine and Mosel

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Antwerp, Bonn, Brussels, Strasbourg, Trier
$ 3,195
$ 166per day
Highlights
  • Best way to travel through Europe
  • Discover five different countries
  • Relaxing and rewarding experience
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Romance of the Rhine & Mosel
16 days

Romance of the Rhine & Mosel

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Antwerp, Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg
$ 3,895
$ 206per day
Highlights
  • Unpack just once and journey through five European countries—Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland
  • Cruise aboard our award-winning 140- to 164-passenger ships with a dedicated English-speaking crew
  • Experience this European itinerary, and uncover a local and American perspective in destinations like Speyer, where you’ll enjoy a Home-Hosted Kaffeeklatsch
  • Explore with an expert, local Program Director—a native or resident of Europe—who will be dedicated to your group of no more than 47 from the start to the end of your trip
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Grand European Cruise tour
28 days

Grand European Cruise

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Amsterdam, Bamberg, Bucharest, Budapest, Budapest History Museum, Cologne, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Nuremberg, Transylvania, Vienna
$ 7,195
$ 257per day
Highlights
  • Cruise along Europe’s greatest waterways through eight countries, from Amsterdam on the North Sea to Constanta on the Black Sea
  • Cruise aboard our award-winning 140- to 164-passenger ships with a dedicated English-speaking crew
  • Experience this European itinerary, and uncover a local and American perspective in destinations impacted by global events, such as World War II and the Cold War
  • Explore with an expert, local Program Director—a native or resident of Europe—who will be dedicated to your group of no more than 47 from the start to the end of your trip
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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine tour
11 days

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events
Visits:
France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Cologne, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Koblenz, Strasbourg
$ 1,645
$ 150per day
Highlights
  • Visit Kaysersberg
  • Visit the nearby commune of Riquewihr, a renowned "wine village" known for its Rieslings
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour by boat along Strasbourg's canals
  • Discover romantic Heidelberg, a historic university town
  • Explore Koblenz and stroll among the stalls of its wonderful Christmas Market
  • Visit the Deutsches Eck, or "Corner of Germany"
  • See the ruins of Roman temples
  • Visit to the National Liberation Museum
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The Great Rivers of Europe tour
16 days

The Great Rivers of Europe

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy 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.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Bamberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Nuremberg, Vienna
$ 2,995
$ 187per day
Highlights
  • Unpack just once, journey 948 miles through three countries, and enjoy an abundance of included features—from all meals to 11 guided tours, and more—on our #1 River Cruise for more than a decade
  • Cruise aboard our award-winning 140- to 164-passenger ships with a dedicated English-speaking crew
  • Experience this European itinerary, and uncover a local and American perspective in destinations like Nuremberg’s Room 600
  • Explore with an expert, local Program Director—a native or resident of Europe—who will be dedicated to your group of no more than 47 from the start to the end of your trip
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