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Best small group tours 2025

Iceland and the Northern Lights

March 2025

Gondola in Venice with small group of travelers

Tuscany and Northern Italy

Florence Venice Padua Vicenza Verona

San Gimignano

March/April 2025

This Tour is Sold Out

We Will Offer This Tour in 2026

Utah Beach at Normandy

Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches

with Mont St Michel and Giverny

May 2025

This Tour is Sold Out

New Date to be Added

Couples at a castle in Ireland

Dublin and the Gems of Ireland

July 2025

Woman traveler seeing Split Croatia

Croatia Small Ship Cruise

September 2025

Woman in Portugal taking cable car

Portugal:  Lisbon, Porto and Douro Valley

September 2025

People Gathering in Quebec City for Christmas

Christmas Markets of Montreal and Quebec City by Scenic Rail

December 2025

Man standing at Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu and the Amazon

June 2025

Ladies in Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle

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Tours to Scotland at Edinburgh Castle

Sold Out

Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands

September/October 2025

We Will Offer This Tour in 2026

Group of tourists in Iceland for Northern Lights

Sold Out

Norway and the Fjords by Scenic Rail

for Ladies Only

September 2025

We Will Offer This Tour in 2026

Travel in Salzburg Austria in front of Horse and Buggy

Sold Out

Austria and Bavaria by Scenic Rail 

May 2025

We Will Offer This Tour in 2026

2025 Small Group Tour Schedule

We've been running small group tours since 2010.   We welcome solo travelers as well as accompanied travelers.

Small Groups (usually 10-16 Adults) of Active Travelers ● Top Hotels ● Ambitious Itineraries ● Expert Guides ● VIP No Waiting in Line Admission to Attractions ● Extraordinary Value ● 60%-75% of Our Travelers are Return Travelers ● Tours designed for senior, solo travelers, and accompanied travelers

Tentative Small Group Tour Schedule 2025 Subscribe to our mailing list to get first notice of new tour announcements.

  • The Jewels of Northern Italy:  Tour Florence, Venice, Padua, Verona and Vicenza.  Starts in Venice on Friday, March 28.  Ends in Padua on Sunday, April 16.  Beat the crowds and still have great weather.  See popular cities of Florence and Venice and uncover the real Italy.  This tour is sold out.  We will be offering it again in 2026.
  • Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches with Mont Saint Michel and Giverny, the Home of Monet:  Starts in Paris on May 2, 2025.  Ends in Paris on May 8, 2025.  This tour is sold out.  Please watch for new date to be added.
  • Austria and Bavaria by Scenic Rail: Small group tour planned to start in Vienna on Friday, May 9, 2025 and end in Munich on Tuesday, May 20, 2025. Vienna, Salzburg, Hallstatt and Innsbruck with Munich, Germany.  This tour is sold out.  Get on our waiting list for this small group tour.
  • Norway and the Fjords by Scenic RailThis tour is for ladies only.  Tentatively planned to start in Oslo on Thursday, September 11, 2025.  Ends in Bergen, on Friday, September 19, 2025.   We only take 12-14 travelers on this fascinating small group tour to the best parts of Norway.  Exciting scenic train rides, cruise the fjords, beautiful fjord-side lodge, hiking, biking, zip-lining, rib boats on the fjords.  What a great trip and a great way to see Norway.  For those who like to do it all! An optional Iceland and the Northern Lights small group tour will be offered immediately following this tour.  This tour is sold out - get on our waiting list in case of a cancellation.
  • Peru, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle:  Visit ancient Cusco, two days in Machu Picchu, and the unforgetable and exciting Amazon Jungle at the famed Inkaterra Amazonic Lodge.  No one runs a tour as luxurious as this!  
  • Dublin and the Gems of IrelandDublin, Belfast, Derry, Giants Causeway, Donegal, Wild Atlantic Way, Westport, Connemara, Galway, Sheep Herding, Cong, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Killarney, Cobh, Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny, and surprises along the way.  14 days.  Starts in Dublin on July 16, 2025.  Ends in Dublin on July 29, 2025.  This small group tour sells out in advance year after year. 
  • Croatia Small Ship Cruise September 2025:   Starts in Split on September 11, 2025.  Ends in Split on September 20, 2025.  Cruise the crystal blue Adriatic sea.  Visit Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Stari Grad, Trstenik.   We have travelers signed up for this Croatia small ship cruise already, get on the list early for best cabin selection.
  • Portugal with Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley:  Tour begins in Lisbon on Sunday, September 21, 2025.  Ends in Porto on Tuesday, September 30, 2025
  • Iceland and the Northern Lights:  Always a great trip.  Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights, South Coast, Golden Circle.  Waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches, geysers and the unforgettable Friðheimar tomato soup experience
    • Tour 1 begins in Reykjavik on Tuesday, March 11,  2025.  Ends in Reykjavik on Saturday, March 15, 2025.
    • Tour 2 begins in Reykjavik on Monday, March 17, 2025.  Ends in Reykjavik on Friday, March 21, 2025.
  • Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands by Scenic Rail:  Starts in Inverness on Monday, September 22.  Ends in Edinburgh on Thursday, October 2.  One of our most popular tours returns in 2025 and it is selling quickly. Thjs tour sold out quickly - get on our waiting list.
  • Christmas Markets of Montreal and Quebec City:   Every year these small group tours sell out and sell out quickly.   Some places on the 2025 Montreal and Quebec City Christmas Markets tour have been reserved already.
    • Tour 1 starts in Quebec City on December 2, 2025 ends in Montreal on December 7, 2025.
    • Tour 2 starts in Quebec City on December 9, 2025 and ends in Montreal on December 14, 2025.  

Small Group Tours Planned for 2026 Sign up for our monthly newsletter and get first notice of these tours.  Some of these tours sell out immediately.  We are taking FULLY REFUNDABLE deposits for these tours.  We expect firm dates to be released late 2024.

  • Florence, Tuscany, and Northern Italy
  • Austria and Bavaria by Scenic Rail
  • Norway and the Fjords by Scenic Rail and Ferry
  • Iceland and the Northern Lights
  • Dublin and the Gems of Ireland
  • Small Ship Croatia Cruise
  • Peru, Machu Picchu and the Amazon
  • Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches with Mont St Michel and Giverny, the Home and Gardens of Monet
  • Christmas Markets of Montreal and Quebec City
  • Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria

Who goes on our tours?  There are seniors, couples, women traveling together, and solo female travelers.  Travelers are adults from the United States and Canada.  We are especially proud of our women's traveling community.  Solo female travelers always feel comfortable and welcome on our tours.  In fact, many of our women travelers have made long-time friendships and continue to tour with us, with other companies, or independently.  We have the perfect trips for solo female travelers or women traveling together.  See why our travelers say we are one of the best tour companies there is.

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