Custom Tours & Trips 2020

10 trips to Custom tours from 392 tour companies. 5,026 reviews. 4.4/5 avg rating.

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Style Style 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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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.

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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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule 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.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Royal Edinburgh

Great Value Vacations
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
5 days
$ 430 / day
$ 2,150
From : $ 2,903
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 : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 7 days!
  • Royal Edinburgh Ticket
  • St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife (ASA)
Visits:
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Seascape Discovery - Havana & Varadero

6 days
$ 850 / day
$ 5,100
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Panoramic overview of Havana
  • Montalván Art Gallery and Studio
  • Old Havana historic center
  • Santo Angel Neighborhood
  • Arte Corte & Jose Fuster Community Projects (artists)
  • Las Tres Monedas
  • Panoramic tour of Havana by antique car
  • University of Havana
  • Habana Compas Dance Group rehearsal in Marianao
  • Kamil Bullaudey Art Studio
  • Angeles del Futuro Community Project
  • (teaches children acrobatics for Cuban circus)
  • Matanzas - Music and Art school
  • Plaza de la Libertad- Matanzas Main Square
  • AfroAtenas Community Project
  • Panoramic tour of Varadero
  • Varadero-cultural exchange with the Danzon Club
  • Local craft market
  • Casa Dupont (rum and cigar tasting)
Visits:
Havana, Miami, Cuba
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Berlin & Bavaria highlights

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 756 / day
$ 6,805
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Tour the mountaintop castle of Neuschwanstein.
  • Wander cobblestone streets in storybook Bavarian towns.
  • Explore the varied architecture and lively art scene in Berlin.
  • Learn about Dresden’s turbulent history and rebirth.
  • Stroll along Munich’s fashionable Maximilianstrasse.
Visits:
Bavaria, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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South Australia's Wine & Outback self-drive

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 5,328
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Adelaide, Australia
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Danube Waltz

Viking River Cruises
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 212 / day
$ 1,699
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy the fascinating river cruises across Danube.
  • Opportunity to visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore Hungary
  • Experience a tour to Bratislava and See attractions like the medieval Town Hall
  • Visit to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Passau
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Český Krumlov, Vienna, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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8 Day Independent Irish Spirit

7 days
$ 92 / day
$ 642
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Connemara, a region of unspoiled open scenery with misty mountains and sparkling lakes
  • Pleasant two-hight Stays in Killarney & Galway
  • Enjoy Independent Dublin tour
  • You have opportunity to create your own daily Itinerary
  • Visits Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience and Blarney Castle
Visits:
Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney National Park, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Italy By Rail

7 days
$ 243 / day
$ 1,699
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- 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. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Sit back and enjoy the beauty of Tuscany… State-of-the-art, high-speed Italo trains promise stress-free travel and more time to enjoy these cities.
  • Our expert guide will whisk you past the ticket lines for faster priority access at select sites and museums including the Roman Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
  • Our friendly resident staff will enhance your holiday with their attentive, expert service whenever you need it.
  • With our signature flexibility, you can add extra nights in any city... or even do this trip in reverse!
Visits:
Colosseum, Florence, Forum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rome, Siena, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Venice, Italy
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Antarctic Explorer: Argentina & the Antarctic

12 days
$ 833 / day
$ 9,995
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- 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*)
Highlights
  • Set foot on the Seventh Continent with this perfect introductory voyage for first-time visitors to Antarctica
  • Conquer the infamous Drake Passage
  • Venture aboard our specially designed, ice-strengthened and all-suites ship, the Sea Spirit
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Witness the abundant wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and more!
  • Explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Adventure options include kayaking, camping and snowshoeing
  • Daily Zodiac cruises and shore landings reveal Antarctica's beauty
Visits:
Galapagos, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Argentina
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WorldStrides Oxbridge Academic Company Reviews

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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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WorldStrides Explorica Company Reviews

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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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Top Custom Attractions & Experiences

Top Custom Experiences

    Relaxing in Thailand in the knowledge that if you need assistance, your tour agency has representatives in Bangkok

    Watching your children with pride as they tackle a hiking trail in New Zealand that your tour agency suggested was family-friendly

    Sipping a cappuccino in a small Italian village that you would never have known about without your tour agency’s regional expertise

    The fun of helping to plan your trip without having to sweat the details

    Spending your honeymoon on an African safari with just the two of you, your guide, and a parade of elephants and giraffes

    Touring the Sapa region in Northeast Vietnam that offers a traditional view into many of Vietnam’s ethnic tribes, such as the Hmong, as well as touring the meticulously maintained rice terraces

    Riding horseback alongside local gauchos through ancient Lenga forests

     

5,026 Custom Tour Reviews - Summary 87% Recommend

4.4 out of 5
Excellent 4,082
Great 231
Average 73
Disappointing 30
Terrible 610
Value
4.4
Guide
4.4
Activities
4.4
Lodging
4.4
Transportation
4.4
Meals
4.4

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Already planning our next cruise

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

We talked about doing a cruise with Viking ever since we were made aware of them back in 2008. We just arrived home yesterday and are still floating on air! The spectacular time we had is almost beyond description. First, we loved our stateroom. It was the basic 150 square foot space. This room was so well designed. We met new friends and always had someone new to share a conversation with. The gem in the hospitality crown was our Program Director, who had more energy than any five people put together. I could go on and on but I will say this: we are already planning our next cruise with Viking.

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Operator Viking River Cruises

Don't Expect Much For Your Money

2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0

I just deleted my first attempt to write a review because they don't allow enough characters to describe all the things wrong with this trip. Even though Trustpilot doesn't say there's a limit on this page. So I'll be succinct as possible.
EF Tours saves money however they can... at your cost!
ALL breakfasts were hotel buffet and only one of those was any good. Some were flat out gross (BB motel) so the breakfast that I paid EF for was coffee and maybe toast, except hotel in London.
Except for the Irish stew the first night in Dublin, the dinners were terrible, very small and you had no choice of what to eat. I honestly thought you would have a choice of 2 or 3 entrees, but no, only one (which is not a choice). The individuals that had dietary concerns had to wait for their meals while everyone else was already served.
With the exception of 1 hotel, all the rest were mediocre and the last 2 were downright disgusting and in bad areas.
A lot of the excursions were free of charge.
Itinerary was not followed. Normandy was supposed to be 2 days, instead it was rushed into 1 day, with half of that on the road. But we did get to go to a perfumery in France the day we were suppose to be at the Caen musuem. How is that allowed to happen??? Oh, I forgot, after the perfumery the majority of the group sat in a park for 4-5hrs, literally doing nothing so that a member of the group could look for a book store. Again, how does this happen?? I didn't pay to sit in a park doing nothing.
8 days into the trip 4 members of the group tested positive for Covid. After Anvil (the insurance company) took over, EF Tours pretty much abandoned them. I understand that Anvil was to handle things for the 4 individuals at that point, but EF could have at least done courtesy checks and make sure everything was going as good as it could be, because it definitely wasn't. Unfortunately, I am not given the space for details here.
Summation: Having a ride to the sights, a tour guide and front of line access (except at The Louve) are all pluses, but they are really the only ones. I was going to say not having to book anything, but that's what a travel agent is for.
Aside from that EF skimps on quite a lot: Many of the excursions didn't charge admission. Breakfast is the hotels buffet and if you think the ones here are bad, you haven't seen a European hotel breakfast buffet (the one in London was an exception). You don't even get to choose between a couple entrees for dinner, you get what they give you and it isn't very good or very much.
Finally, going back to the rooms. The last 2, especially the second to the last night were just unacceptable. They were cramped and in unsafe areas. The BB MOTEL after Normandy was dirty and the only way to cool down room was to open a window that was waist high with NO screen and it opened all the way into the room, so someone could have easily climbed right in.
I will close this with a suggestion to EF, besides giving people more for their money. Assign your customer service agents to groups so that when an issue like what happened with my wife comes up she can just ask for Debbie, or whoever. It would be so much easier to deal with a person who knows exactly what is going on with a specific group then to have to keep explaining things over every time you call.

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Operator EF Educational Tours

Terrible bus driver

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

They were suppose to go to the salt mines in Salzburg but the bus driver took the wrong way and they missed their appointment. Also the bus was having problems and the driver took the bus back to the garage with all of their luggage on the bus which they didn't have for the first night

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Operator EF Educational Tours

Many things about this trip were a 5/5.

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Many things about this trip were a 5/5.

Our tour director 10/5- Absolutely amazing! We adore Vinnie!

Hotels we stayed at 5/5

Tours 4/5- Glass blowing felt like we were there to buy things.
Not getting us in to the original David, felt cheap on EF's part.

Customer service-3/5-
After our flight was cancelled out of Dallas ( going to our final destination in Fresno) I was given a number to call by Desirae. That person, I don't know her name, said I'd have to go through the booking agent, which was EF. I'm stranded in an airport with 16 people and was not helped at all by EF's emergency number. We had not slept in many many hours and American Airlines is saying they can't get us to Fresno un til Friday...it's Tuesday night at this point.

American finally helped get us to another CA location, but EF was not helpful.

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Operator EF Educational Tours

Everything was well organized even with…

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

Everything was well organized even with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Operator EF Educational Tours

By far the best educational experience…

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

By far the best educational experience my child has ever experienced! I definitely look forward for
him to attend the next tour. Worth every penny!

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Operator EF Educational Tours

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