Travelling as part of a group is one of the best ways to explore the world. You'll have the opportunity to share your experiences with like-minded travellers and perhaps even make new friends that you'll keep for life. We understand that anyone considering a group tour wants to make sure that they've chosen the best fit for them. So to help you make that decision, here's some information on our travellers and what you can expect of our group dynamic on tour.
We like to say that there's no such thing as an 'average' when it comes to our tours as each group has their own collective identity and unique experiences while travelling with us. Though to give you a better idea of what to expect, here's a snapshot of our typical group.
Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+. We also welcome travellers as young as 16 when accompanied by an adult and have no upper age limit, so we're a great choice for the young and the young at heart. On a typical tour departure, around 20% of the group will be aged under 35, with 25% aged 35-50, roughly 40% aged between 50 & 65 and finally 15% aged over 65. Whatever your age, you'll find a diverse mix of travellers across generations that all share a love of travel.
On our Signature tours there'll never be more than 24 travellers in your group (with the exception of Iceland where our maximum group size is 36). However, you'll usually find the average group size around 16 passengers, which is just the right size to ensure you get the most out of the group travel experience. In some destinations, you may find the group size even smaller at just 6-8 passengers. On our longer tour itineraries, the group size may vary over the course of the trip.
The average gender mix on our group tours is 40% male and 60% female, although a group of friends travelling together can affect this statistic significantly. Our groups are usually a mix of couples, older generation family members travelling together (mums and their daughters, for example), friends and solo travellers. Many of our solo travellers are female though it depends on the destination.
With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. We have travellers from all over the world, however, the Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, Canadians, Americans and South Africans usually make up the bulk of our group tour travellers with a few from Europe and Asia on each departure.