Best Group Tour Company (2019)


Group travel can be a good choice for travelers with limited time, a limited budget or who prefer the security of traveling in numbers. These tour companies offer the value of a group tour with professional guides and comfy accommodations, ranging from budget to luxury.

  • Trafalgar


    Trafalgar ranks as one of the world’s most awarded travel companies, offering 300 trips across all seven continents. Be My Guest experiences create authentic connections between travelers and the destinations they’re exploring, while local guides help reveal each destination through local eyes.
    Photo courtesy of Trafalgar

  • Odysseys Unlimited

    Odysseys Unlimited

    Odysseys Unlimited keeps group sizes at 24 guests or less for a more intimate travel experience. These small group journeys depart to destinations around the globe, with a focus on distinctive accommodations, extensive included sightseeing and gratuities, and daily breakfast.
    Photo courtesy of Odysseys Unlimited

  • Insight Vacations

    Insight Vacations

    Insight Vacations seeks to help travelers connect with destinations in authentic ways, whether having tea at a Scottish castle, learning how to play pétanque in Provence or visiting a local olive farm in Sicily. Group sizes average around 33 people.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / SolStock

  • Contiki


    Contiki offers more than 350 trips across six continents. These global trips include unique travel experiences that would be difficult to have independently, as well as local guides with insider access to the destinations where they live and work. There’s a trip for every style, from adventure and wellness to beach holidays and train travel.
    Photo courtesy of Contiki

  • Collette Tours

    Collette Tours

    Collette has been in the tourism industry since 1918 with a focus on small group tours and family trips. Guests can choose trips based on Travel Style, including the Classic flagship collection, Spotlights quick city stays, Faith journeys or small group Explorations that take travelers off the beaten path.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Geber86

  • G Adventures

    G Adventures

    G Adventures specializes in small group adventure travel, with itineraries designed for active travelers, wellness tourists, families and the 18-to-thirtysomething crowd. Trips take travelers to destinations throughout the world, including the polar regions.
    Photo courtesy of Oana Dragan / G Adventures

  • Globus


    Globus takes the hassle out of planning a vacation by taking care of all the details – centrally located hotels, local experts with insider insight and VIP access to top attractions. Each group tour itinerary includes ample free time to allow for individual exploration.
    Photo courtesy of Globus

  • CostSaver Tours

    CostSaver Tours

    CostSaver Tours include three and four star hotels, luxury transportation, several included meals and a guide on-hand, while leaving travelers the flexibility to explore in their own way, at their own pace – a convenient option for groups and families.
    Photo courtesy of CostSaver Tours

  • Busabout


    While Busabout is known for allowing more independent minded travelers to customize their own trips through hop-on hop-off passes, the company also offers guided adventures that take visitors to a combination of famous landmarks and hidden gems in each destination.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / NanoStockk

  • Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid offers more than 1,000 trips in 100 countries around the world each year, each designed with “small groups, big adventures and responsible travel” in mind. Trip leaders are born and raised in-country, ensuring they know the destination better than anyone else.
    Photo courtesy of Intrepid Travel

The top 10 winners in the category Best Group Tour Company are as follows:

  1. Trafalgar
  2. Odysseys Unlimited
  3. Insight Vacations
  4. Contiki
  5. Collette Tours
  6. G Adventures
  7. Globus
  8. CostSaver Tours
  9. Busabout
  10. Intrepid Travel

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning tour companies!

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