You're never too old for an adventure. Find out where to book some of the best senior tours for the young-at-heart traveller.
There are loads of tour companies catering to the 18-30-something crowd, but once you hit your golden years, it doesn't mean you need to top travelling.
In fact, these tour companies provide tours, activities, holiday packages and adventures for travellers who know that age is much more than just a number.
So whether you're looking to sip cocktails under a shimmering Mediterranean sunset or trek through the majestic Andes, these travel companies are here to help you find the perfect tour for your dream destination. Check them out, book online and before you know it you'll be exploring a new part of the world.
Offering more than 600 tours across 60 countries, there's plenty of options with Trafalgar.
- Prices range greatly for different budgets, from $127 to $660 per day
- Welcomes passengers up to 80 years old
- Solo travellers can be paired up with someone of the same gender to avoid supplements
Peregrine has over 25 years experience organising tours and small group travel around the world. The tours are clearly marked with the required fitness level as well as recommended age groups.
- Local tour guides and leaders give travellers the chance to go beyond the typical tourist experience
- Tours available in over 80 countries
- Locally aware and environmentally sustainable tours
Intrepid tours offer the intimacy of local experiences that comes with small group travel in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, South America, Central America and North America.
- One-day and multi-day trips available
- Choose a travel theme and have your perfect adventure
- A focus on local experiences
- Upper age limit of 70 years old (except Yolo tours)
City Discovery offers culture-focused day trips and multi-day tours in cities and towns worldwide.
- Sign up for a membership and receive 5% off your first order
- Book airport transportation and hotels through City Discovery
- Accepts groups bookings
Where can I buy seniors travel packages?
One of the world's biggest online booking companies offers day tours and holiday bundles by partnering with travel service providers all over the world.
- Best price guarantee
- Book flights, hotels and tours in the same place
- Loyalty program rewards members with special deals and discounts
Want to book cruises online?
Cruises are luxury on water and seem to be getting larger and larger by the year. You can drift away on a cruise around the world and have all the finer details of travel catered for from accommodation and cuisine to entertainment and relaxation. Click here to see how you can book a cruise online.
Top destinations for senior travels and tours
The US offers everything from beautiful National parks to bustling cities.
Explore you backyard to discover the beauty of Down Under in Australia.
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Senior Travel Clubs
Travelling alone has its advantages. But, let’s face it, it can get lonely. If you are a solo traveller looking for a travel companion, there are lots of resources available for travellers who are young at heart but can’t convince anyone to come with them on the trip of a lifetime.
If this sounds like you, there are many solutions. You could find a small tour group, as lots of companies happily accept singles (although some do ask for a surcharge) or pair you up with another single in the group to cut costs. If tours are not your style, but you don’t want to travel alone, consider joining a travel club or look online for a travel buddy on a site like Thelma & Louis or Travbuddy. You can also search on the forums at Lonely Planet or Trip Advisor to find like-minded souls.
Make sure you’re clear about what kind of person you are looking for and want kind of trip you are embarking on to make sure you find a good fit.
Travel Insurance for over-60s
If you’re planning a trip away, it’s good sense to think about travel insurance. While travel insurance for seniors is usually more expensive than it is for younger people, you can still find a good policy if you shop around.
What cover is available to you will depend on a few factors. Your age, overall health and the destination of your holiday will have an impact on the price and availability of travel insurance. If you’re aged between 60 and 69, you have more options when to comes to travel insurance, as some providers will not offer cover for those 70 and over. A few providers offer travel insurance for anyone younger than 101!
You will find more options if you look for cover for a one-time trip. Annual and multi-trip insurance is less accessible to seniors, but some providers do offer it. Compare seniors’ travel insurance to make sure you get the best value policy for your money.