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Great Value Vacations

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This operator is an Active Member in good standing in the United States Tour Operator Association and part of the $1 million traveler insurance program
# of trips 492 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Budget
Trip prices $ 314 - $ 9,042
Tour languages English
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Overview

Get a local point of view from expert designed itineraries, then hit the road at your own pace. Great Value Vacations is perfect for independently minded travelers who want the ease of booking in one place, and the confidence that they'll get to see everything they want to see.

Great for: Budget travelers, independent travelers, all ages

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Great Value Vacations Reviews & Ratings

91% Recommend
4.2 Great
Excellent
7,477
Great
3,082
Average
1,337
Disappointing
521
Terrible
637
Value
4.2
Guide
4.2
Activities
4.2
Lodging
4.2
Transportation
4.2
Meals
4.2
Cristian Valdez
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2021-09-21
5.0
Great Value Vacations Company Reviews by Great Value Vacations
I scored a “Great Value Vacation”
This was my first time ever purchasing a traveling package and I’m glad I went through this company. I had a great stay in Hawaii and everything went as planned. There were no surprises, I payed only what I was told I would. Definitely recommend if you want to travel and get a great value on your trip. I will be traveling again and more often using their services.
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Michael
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2021-09-21
5.0
Great Value Vacations Company Reviews by Great Value Vacations
Great vacation
Great vacation. I wish we had elected a longer stay.
Frank
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2021-09-21
5.0
Great Value Vacations Company Reviews by Great Value Vacations
Had a very good time but getting use to…
Had a very good time but getting use to no English was a challenge at times
Rich
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2021-09-21
5.0
Great Value Vacations Company Reviews by Great Value Vacations
Very nice trip at a good price compared…
Very nice trip at a good price compared to other companies we verify packages with. Little challenging driving in such darkness but that is nothing to do with packages. Was still great time. Everything was easy to get to from location provided and staff was super friendly.
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richard Alan merrell
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2021-09-20
5.0
Great Value Vacations Company Reviews by Great Value Vacations
From the flights forward
From the flights
,even though too early, to the Red Liin Inn and it's fabulous food was great.
We drove all over the Berkshires and found many interesting places.
Only thing that would have made ot better was if the leaves had changed, knew we were too easy going into our time.
Thanks for everything
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Lynn
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2021-09-20
5.0
Great Value Vacations Company Reviews by Great Value Vacations
So Good to be Travelling Again
Our trip to Ireland August-September 2021 - Adare Villas with Dublin - was all we had hoped for and more. First of all, the people of Ireland were so warm and welcoming. After the long months of COVID quarantine and travel restrictions they were so happy to see tourists again. It felt good to be adding to their economy and they took every precaution to protect our health. Our six nights at the Adare Villas was wonderful. My husband and I were traveling with my two sisters and their husbands and the luxury of each couple having their own room and bath was outstanding. Situated just outside Limerick, it was a perfect jumping off point for the sights we chose to see. We purchased the upgrade which included admissions to Blarney Castle, Bunratty Folk Park, The Cliffs of Moher - all very worthwhile stops - and a bus tour of the Ring of Kerry. While we really enjoyed our driver and guide, John, who had a wealth of knowledge about the area and history, we felt like we received the "Cliff Notes version" of the Ring of Kerry. Perhaps it was the length of the tour (6 hours), but I didn't feel like we were able to stop at the real sights along the way. For instance we did not stop at Ross Castle, the Ring Fort or the Torc waterfall, all of which I had hoped to see. Our stops were for lunch, two stops for shopping and refreshments and one scenic view. I had expected more. But bottom line, our trip earned its 5 stars and then some. Great Value Vacations does a great job planning and executing its travel packages.
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Editorial review of Great Value Vacations

Great Value Vacations provides pre-packaged, competitively priced vacation itineraries suitable to all traveler types. They are owned by DH Enterprise and Associates, Inc.

What Makes Great Value Vacations Stand Out?

  • Professionally planned itineraries
  • Flight & car rental available
  • Local insights
  • Budget minded

Unlike traditional guided tours, Great Value Vacations provides professionally planned packages for independent travelers booking a vacation. Everything from flights to car rental is available through the Great Value Vacations booking process.

Self guided road trip with Great Value Vacations

Itineraries are designed by locals, so you can get a true sense of local authentic living while on your vacation.

Their packages are competitively priced, and designed by an extensive network of travel experts. You can choose from among several types of trip and their reviews speak for themselves in customer satisfaction.

Accommodations and activities are hand selected by their local experts or the “feet on the street” as they call it. They choose only the highest quality places to send you and your travel companions.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Great Value Vacations?

  • Independent planners
  • Budget travelers
  • All ages

Young woman on independent trip through Great Value Vacations

Travelers who want a fully vetted itinerary and the peace of mind that comes with having all components taken care of will love the experience of a Great Value Vacations package. Because of the great variety they have available, families, older travelers, and young professionals can all find something suitable on Great Value Vacations.

It’s important to note that these trips are not a traditional group tour or private tour, with a guide. If you are looking for a different kind of packaged pre-set itinerary with a fellow group of travelers, we recommend checking out a few different group tour companies first.

Small scandinavian european village on the water

These packages are great for independent minded travelers who still like the idea of a professionally planned itinerary, with unique experiences and activities, but plenty of free time. Great Value Vacations is also great for having all services in one place - including visa information, flight booking, hotel booking, and car rental.

Great Value Vacations is also a great options for budget travelers. They partner with various deals sites like Groupon to provide ongoing deals and specials (although the voucher system might be a bit complicated).

Top Destinations

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Great Value Vacations operates tours in Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Caribbean. Travel styles include everything from all inclusive resort experiences, to quaint Bed & Breakfasts, to fully escorted tours, to rail journeys.

Great Value Vacations Ireland trips are quite popular, particularly now as Ireland has remained open to travelers during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can find several different affordable independent and self drive Ireland packages through Great Value Vacations. 

Similarly, many American travelers are considering domestic travel for the next vacation. Great Value Vacations United States trips are a great choice for keeping the budget low and finding fun unique ways to explore your own backyard. 

Great Value Vacations Travel Style

  • Adventurous
  • Local culture
  • Active
  • Flexible
  • Driving

The Great Value Vacations travel style is about convenience coupled with confidence - for an unforgettable adventure. Most of their packages involve driving, and their rental car availability is comprehensive as well as a big part of the value when using a Great Value Vacations package.

Open road at sunset

Itineraries include detailed directions, all your hotel information, and other important documents are available within 30 days of your booking. You are required to print all necessary documents provided to you via their Traveler Portal.

Most packages include a few guided day tours and several activities ranging from cultural to active.  

There are several vacation types and themes to choose from that are available through Great Value Vacations. These include everything from Luxury to Self Drive Vacations (which is one of their most popular).  

Why Choose a Tour with Great Value Vacations?

Relaxing palm trees and traditional asian boat

For the ease of booking a package all in one place, Great Value Vacations is a top choice. Their packages have the propensity to be a bit standard, however given that they are created by local experts - all itineraries bring a little something special to the itinerary. You’ll definitely see the important sites, as well as get some locally immersive hidden gems.

They bring all facets of planning travel into one place, at a competitive price, taking care of all the factors that can make planning travel stressful. They have an easy to use online booking system, eliminating the need for you to take any extra steps.

It's important to note that some travelers may find the Great Value Vacations booking model a bit convaluted. They are very much geared toward budget travelers which means you can may see them listed on sites like Groupon or other deals aggregators. 

Great Value Vacations Covid-19 Travel Update

In response to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, Great Value Vacations is currently postponing all bookings, based on the travel date, current news, and country travel policies.

This precaution is in place at least until November 2020 and will likely be extended beyond that. At this time any current bookings with Great Value Vacations remain non-refundable.

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COVID-19 is still affecting travel around the world but more countries continue to reopen and adjust travel restrictions and requirements. We recommend reviewing the full list of Covid-19 travel resources - all updated regularly given the fast-changing environment.

And check out everything you need to know about how vaccines are affecting travel, including which countries are open to fully vaccinated travelers.

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Take a look at our interactive travel restrictions map or see the countries reopening for tourism list to find your next destination.

Consider booking a Custom or Private Trip for the peace of mind that comes from working directly with a travel expert. They can plan ahead for safety and assist you during the trip if any complications develop, plus give you more freedom and flexibility with your itinerary.

About the company

From Great Value Vacations

At Great Value Vacations, our mission is to be the pre-packaged vacation solution provider from the US to the most desirable vacation destinations in the world.

We offer premium, pre-built vacation packages to the top destinations in the world. Our vacations feature itineraries designed by travel experts and superior accommodations which have been hand-picked and vetted for quality.

What’s more, we offer these vacations packages at Great Value prices that are at or better than if you were to purchase the components separately.  Our state-of-the-art technology provides our customers with an easy to use booking system that allows you to book complicated vacations with just a few clicks.

Expert Advice

Our team of product experts are your “feet on the street” creating vacation itineraries we’d send our family on (and they have VERY high standards!) We do the heavy lifting for you by researching the best destinations, hand selecting the most desirable accommodations, designing a perfect vacation itinerary and recommending things to do and see along the way.

Customer Support

We’re there for you at every step – from your first call or visit to our website right up until your flight home. Our vacation specialists and support staff are available to answer questions, provide advice or assist you at any point during the vacation planning process. Plus we offer Trip Protection Plans which allows you to cancel your trip for any reason up to 72 hours prior to travel and received a full refund and have access to 24-hr Emergency Assistance while you travel.

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FAQ

Are flights included?
Yes, flights are included when you select a Great Value Vacations package. The price will fluctuate depending on your place of departure.
Do I need Travel Insurance?

It is highly recommended to have travel insurance for your trip. Great Value Vacations works with Generali Global Assistance for their packages, and you can purchase a protection plan through them.

Can I extend my trip?
While accommodations will not be provided, Great Value Vacations can help you extend your flight or car rental arrangements.
What is the Average Group Size?
Most Great Value Vacations trips are independent and self guided - just you and your traveling companions. You can elect for day tours or other guided experiences that may include other travelers, however the group size will vary depending on the activity.
Pre or post trip accommodation available?
No. While Great Value Vacations can help you extend or alter your flights and car rentals, pre or post accommodation arrangements are not available.
What is the age range?
All ages can find a package suitable to them on Great Value Vacations! The itineraries are full of suggestions, however you can customize the activities on your own to suit your travel style and needs.
Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers?
No, however, the price per person may appear higher since the cost of hotel rooms, car rental (if part of the vacation package), or other tour inclusions are not shared by two or more people. The overall package price will be lower since there will be only one airfare. Note: not all vacation packages with Great Value Vacations are bookable for single travelers.
Are kids welcome?
Many Great Value Vacations packages are suitable for kids and families! Children under 18 must be accompanied by and share a room with an adult for the duration of the trip. Children under 13 may not be permitted on certain trips. You can call their Support Center to inquire.
What kind of luggage should I bring?
Luggage depends on the destination and type of trip, but you should keep your bags light and manageable since much of your package is self guided.

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