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Collette

4.7 | Excellent
  • 93% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1918
Headquarters
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Trips
  • 918

134
Collette Reviews & Ratings 93% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 115 Great 9 Average 3 Disappointing 3 Terrible 4
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4.7

Tour Reviews

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Recommends

we had an absolute wonderful time September 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My wife & I just returned from your National Parks tour and we had an absolute wonderful time. Great itinerary, tour director (Merrin) and driver (John). First class!

K

Recommends

The Best May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The best. I've worked with many travel companies, but now I only book my groups through Collette.

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Recommends

Had a river cruise booked for May 2020 April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had a river cruise booked for May 2020 on the Danube but unfortunately because of Covid 19 it was cancelled. I had no issues in getting a full refund for my vacation. I will definitely rebook with Collette when things return to normal...
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D

Recommends

our dream trip to Italy was canceled due to covid-19 March 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Recently, our dream trip to Italy was canceled due to covid-19. Collette's superior customer service responded to my inquiry by message and phone call literally within minutes. Their team was sympathetic and informative with regards to our refund details. Thank you Collette. We realize this is also a difficult time for your company as well. We hope to rebook our trip to Italy with you again one day!
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Recommends

I do recommend Collette March 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I do recommend Collette, had two great dream trips to AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND and AFRICA. Was planning to go to MOROCCO this Spring but trip was cancelled. The way they handled the cancellation of the trip did not make me feel like a valued customer. I wanted to keep the reservation and move it to next year. I asked that I receive back the $7000 plus final payment I just made and they could keep the initial payment to hold the trip. Collette basically said I could move the reservation till next year and get no money back or just cancel the trip. They wanted to keep my total payment in order for them to move the trip. They would rather me cancel my trip, with no chance of trying to keep my business, go through the rebooking process, hoping I rebook, then just move it and return all of my final payment. This was a big disappointment from a company I have had a great travel experience with and have recommended to my friends. I want to take many more trips that Collette offers but I am not sure now.
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Recommends

Love Collette! March 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Love Collette! Best Tour managers! They help you to see all the "must sees" and help you to explore and enjoy each destination to the fullest!

FAQ

Are flights included?
Collette is happy to assist you in accommodating your flight needs. Due to tour scheduling and limited availability, you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of Collette's air packages. We are not responsible for air arrangements you have made on your own. On occasion, it is necessary to change tour dates. In this case, we can only protect air reservations booked through Collette. For all air reservations, it is strongly recommended to reconfirm flights before departure, in the event that the airline has an unexpected schedule change. We cannot assume responsibility for schedule changes, routings or flight cancellations involving the airlines. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some charge a fee for seats which will be at the guests' expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered, the guests must contact the airline directly to arrange seat assignments.
Do I need Travel Insurance?

It is always recommended, and usually required, to have travel insurance. There are many different options available! Collette offers a specialized protection plan that offers you a full refund of your money in case you have to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure.

Can I extend my trip?
Yes! You may enhance your tour by purchasing either an extension or pre/post hotel stays, offered on select tours. Extensions may be "hosted" rather than escorted. When hosted, passengers will be greeted upon arrival by a local tour manager who will provide all included services and be available on-call during the duration of the extension. A minimum number of passengers may be required to operate some extensions. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.
What is the Average Group Size?
Collette offers many different trip styles, so the group size will depend on the type of trip you choose. Their small group tours always have a max of 18 people.
Pre or post trip accommodation available?
Yes! Collette can help arrange pre and post hotel accommodations for you. You'll be able to explore the destination independently. Note that your tour manager will not be available during this time.
What is the age range?
The age range of travelers on Collette tours is mostly 50 and up.
Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers?
Collette is very welcoming to solo and single travelers. A small number of tours are regularly be offered that do not require a single supplement. More options are available with single supplements from as low as $200.
Are kids welcome?
Children over the age of 5 may travel on a Collette tour accompanied by an adult. Child land rates are valid for ages 5-12, sharing a room with two full-paying adults. Parents should be advised that some theater performances may be unsuitable for children.

From Collette

True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across all seven continents.

Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

Everyone at Collette believes travel is vital to a life well-lived and our executive team sets the tone. Drawing on a diverse set of skills that includes operations, sales, information technology, law and financial planning, they work across three offices to bring you the best experience possible.

Go Guided:

There are so many benefits to letting someone else take on all the details that come with having The Perfect Trip. See why more and more travelers choose to Go Guided — and why they never go back.

5 Reasons to Go Guided:

Go Tour Managers!

On Day 1 of your trip, you’ll meet a friendly person who sure does know a lot about your tour and the destinations you’re visiting. This highly skilled professional is your tour manage and from the moment you meet this key player on your tour, you’ll know you’re in good hands. With their rich travel backgrounds, as well as their useful information about language, currency, and all things local, you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Go Culture!

Visiting a destination gives you a taste of the local culture. But imagine actually becoming part of that culture. Staying overnight in an Irish castle like Old-World royalty…feeling the cool waters of the Great Barrier Reef envelop you as you snorkel in its turquoise paradise…or rolling dough with an Italian chef to make the perfect pizza. It’s not just about all the iconic spots that will make for the best photos, it’s about diving into another world that makes for the best memories.

Go Product Team!

Our product experts are probably on the road right now — scoping out the best of our worldwide destinations. They go, take it all in, and find the moments they love best. Those are the moments they create for you. Those experiences and sights comprise each itinerary and make each one extra-special. Best of all, you don’t have to plan a thing. You just need to choose which itinerary best suits you.

Go Social!

Travel is social by nature. Guided travel is extra social. Meet a cast of characters: your fellow travelers, tour manager, driver, local guides and more. The social aspect of guided travel is one of the best parts! Many travelers on our tours have forged lasting friendships. Think of all the wonderful people waiting to meet you out in the world.

Go Worry-Free!

Your peace of mind is the most important thing to us. And that starts with our roundtrip home to airport sedan service. Forget taxis, airport fees, or public transportation. We will get you there...and back. And if for any reason you need to cancel your tour, you can do so — right up until the day before departure — and receive a full refund (thanks to our travel protection plan).

There are many ways to experience the world:

Among Collette’s worldwide collection of tours we offer a variety of guided travel choices. No matter where (or how) you want to go, Collette can take you there.

Small Groups, Big Experiences

From vibrant cities to remote villages, immerse yourself in other worlds. As part of a small group, enjoy accommodations chosen to capture the spirit of the destination, savor spectacular local cuisine, and take the time to explore on your own. Along the way Explorations sets the stage for the unexpected moments that make travel so special. With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today’s cultural explorers dream about.

Amazing Family Moments Included

Collette's Family tours bring travelers of all ages together to experience the world’s greatest destinations. There’s no better classroom than the world, no better education than taking a walk through history. Today’s parents — and grandparents — want to share the riches of travel with their children and grandchildren. Each tour in our family line is specially crafted with the best local experiences, iconic must-see's, family-oriented hotels and immersive cultural activities. Children ages 14 and under enjoy substantially discounted rates.

Collette's Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection Plan

The Traveling Well Experience

 

Our Commitment to Your Well-being and Enjoyment

 

There’s no denying that life and travel will likely look a little different for the foreseeable future, which is why we worked with our partners all over the world to create enhanced protective measures for our guests. These measures are intended to help safeguard guests’ health and well-being, while allowing for an enjoyable travel experience.  

 

From flexible booking to more open space on the coach and much more – all aspects of travel have been considered. This is The Traveling Well Experience.

 

  • Travel Protection Plan – cancel for any reason up until 24 hours before departure, plus provides numerous on-tour protections
  • More Physical Space – on the coach, in restaurants, and more
  • Wellness Protocols – for partners like motor coach operators, hotels, restaurants, and airlines
  • Enhanced Tour Manager Training ­– our tour managers are destination experts and highly equipped to handle a variety of unexpected situations – including illnesses and emergencies


Associations:

The National Tour Association, The United States Tour Operators Association, The Alliance of Canadian Travel Associations, The Travel Industry Council of Ontario, Association of British Travel Agents

Trips & Specials

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Highlights

  • Dine on a traditional Argentinian barbecue at a countryside estancia (estate).
  • Learn how to craft caipirinhas - a Brazilian cocktail with sugar cane liquor and lime.
  • Dine in a typical Brazilian churrascaria (barbecue).
  • See the passionate rhythms of tango at a performance in the dance’s home country.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Carnival and meet the artists who design the floats, costumes and dances for Rio’s biggest event.
  • Stand in awe before Iguazu Falls, visiting both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.
  • Visit Corcovado and the mighty Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro.
  • Experience the natural beauty of the Andean Lakes as we sail from Chile to Argentina.
  • Venture to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
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Highlights

  • Indulge in local food and wine accompanied by traditional music.
  • Sample the finest wines in Greece during a winery tour in Santorini.
  • Join a local expert in Athens and explore the city's world-renowned sites.
  • Enjoy 3 days at leisure in Mykonos, the whitewashed island in the Aegean Sea.
  • Admire the view from the Acropolis, home to the legendary Parthenon.
  • Discover the picture-perfect village of Oia on Santorini.
  • Take a peek into the 15th century BC at the excavation site of Akrotiri.
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Highlights

  • Prepare traditional ingredients with a modern twist in a Latvian cooking class.
  • Dig into authentic medieval cuisine at a candlelit dinner in a merchant's home.
  • Indulge in exotic comfort food at a Georgian restaurant.
  • Choose how you explore the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius - by bike or on foot.
  • Embark on a bogging adventure with a local naturalist.
  • Walk into a snapshot of the rural past at the Estonian Open Air Museum.
  • Get a glimpse into the Baltics' dark past at the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, better known as the KGB Museum.
  • Step into a fairytale at the Trakai Island Castle, isolated on an island.
  • Wander through the world's second largest collection of art at Russia's Hermitage Museum.
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Highlights

  • Experience Lyon's traditional cuisine with dinner at a local bouchon.
  • Dine at a local Parisian bistro.
  • Admire the city of Paris on a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the River Seine.
  • Join the Marian Procession at the Sanctuary of Lourdes on both nights during your stay.
  • Discover the mosaic crypts of the Basilica of St. Thérèse.
  • Kneel in prayer before the glass tomb of St. Bernadette.
  • Worship at La Salette - one of the most stunning pilgrimage sites in all of France.
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