Private Groups and Special Events

Travel with your own private group to exotic destinations around the world

Get friends and family together for a trip to remember

Joining a group tour and meeting new people is an excellent way to travel but sometimes it's equally as good to get a group of your friends and family together, or join forces with those you share a common interest in and plan your own private adventure together. And we're here to help with a host of exciting itineraries to choose from or recommendations on creating your own bespoke itinerary. Whether you're thinking of running a school expedition or a church group pilgrimage, our team are on hand to tailor a tour package that's exactly what you're after.

Private Group Travel with On the Go Tours

Once you've got your group together there's a few options available when it comes to selecting your perfect trip:

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Off-the-shelf

Seen your perfect tour in our extensive collection of set departure group tours? Not a problem! We can run a private version of our guided group tours based on your preferred departure date subject to a minimum group size of six with no upper limits.

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Tailored Itinerary

If you're looking for something more personalised then we can create your own bespoke tour itinerary based on where you want to go and including your preferred activities with your choice of accommodation and added extras.

Type of Private Group Tours Available

We can cater for any group whether it's a group of friends looking for the trip-of-a-lifetime or an educational trip abroad for a large group of students. Here's some of the areas we commonly work with:

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School Groups

We can arrange fun-filled overseas adventures for younger school students and their accompanying teachers with an educational, historical or cultural focus depending on your requirements.

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Uni and College Trips

Take older students on a challenging expedition abroad learning new skills, testing their physical endurance or immersing in the local culture with unique volunteer projects and hands-on activities.

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Family Holidays

Looking for an extra special holiday with all the family? Let us look after you with a perfectly planned itinerary to your choice of destination with transport, accommodation and guided touring included.

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Birthdays

Planning a big adventure for that landmark birthday? Why not consider getting together a bunch of friends and family to celebrate the occasion somewhere new on your own private tour.

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Pilgrimage Tours

If you're part of a religious organisation or place of worship and wish to visit the many significant sites in Israel, India or elsewhere, we can put together the perfect pilgrimage tour for your group.

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Photography Tours

If you're a photographer looking to run a tutorial tour to some of the world's most photogenic destinations, we can help with arranging special group departures with everything taken care of.

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Sporting Groups

Got a group of mates wanting to watch the cricket in Sri Lanka or India or catch a baseball game in Japan? Let us help put together a holiday package around your chosen sporting event.

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Special Events

We can also organise private group tours for a range of other special events whether it's weddings abroad, anniversary celebrations or memorial visits to war sites. Just let us know!

Interested?
Get in touch!

If you're ready to start planning your private group tour, give us a call and our team will run through your requirements and set to work on packaging it all up for you, providing a comprehensive itinerary and quote. Alternatively you can email us at privategroups@onthegotours.com.

What We Offer on Private Group Tours

We understand organising a group on your own can be hard work so we're here to make it easy creating a tour package that includes everything you need according to your individual needs.

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Your choice of accommodation

Whether you're on a budget and looking for somewhere affordable but comfortable to spend the night or looking to celebrate an extra special event with luxury hotels and somewhere a little out of the ordinary, we can provide your preferred style of accommodation from boutique hotels to jungle lodges, junk boats to tree houses.

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Transport to suit

We'll provide the best mode of transportation to suit the needs of your group from comfortable air-conditioned coaches to smaller mini-vans. Depending on the destination, your chosen tour itinerary may also require private jeeps for safaris, cruise boats for sailing adventures, sleeper cabins for overnight train journeys or flights where needed.

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Flexible departure dates

Whether you want to book one of our existing tours or create your own dream itinerary, we give you full flexibility when it comes to your departure date (subject to site opening times). We understand that there will be particular dates that mean something special to you or work best with your brief so we'll design your tour accordingly.

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Exciting experiences

Want to get your hands dirty and get involved with local communities? Or how about getting off the beaten track in the search of unspoiled nature or even challenging your crew with a mountain climb? Whatever it is that gets your blood pumping and interest piqued, we can make sure your itinerary includes all of the amazing things you want to do and experience.

Tips for Planning your Private Group Adventure

Planning a private group tour can be an exciting prospect though it can also seem a little overwhelming at the start. If you are in the early planning stages then it's useful to consider the following points to get a better idea of what you're looking for:

Destination Planning
WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Destination

This part of the process is the most exciting! You've got an idea of where in the world you want to see or maybe you know exactly which cities and sights you want to include on your itinerary. If not, grab a guidebook, explore our website which is packed full of information on all the best places to visit, or check out TV documentaries for inspiration. Alternatively, ask us for recommendations.

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How long do you want to go away for?

Holiday Duration

This could range from a day stopover in a historic capital, a week-long tour or an even longer expedition-style adventure. Depending on how long you have to spend away, we'll recommend the most suitable itinerary taking into account any need for rest days, acclimatisation or making sure you're special day is spent doing something unique or perhaps nothing at all!

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What do you want to do?

Activities

Maybe you want to glide over the Masai Mara and celebrate your 50th on board a hot air balloon or perhaps you're organising a school trip and want to test your students with a challenging hike or immersive volunteer project in local communities? Whatever it may be, let us know and we'll work in your choice of experiences and activities to your tour itinerary.

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How big is your group?

Group Size

Our private group tours can range in size from any number up from six passengers - we also cater for smaller groups with our tailor-made holiday service. If you've got the group, we've got the tour for you and will provide transportation and accommodation that suits your group size perfectly. If you're a smaller group perhaps you'd like a boutique hotel all to yourself or if you're a larger party you may want a big hotel with lots of facilities.

Travel Budget
What do you want to spend?

Budget

We're committed to offering you the best value for money and will do our best to work with the budget you provide recommending ways to save money wherever possible and selecting the most suitable services. Not only that but as members of ABTA, ATOL and AITO we are fully financially protected so you can book with us safe in the knowledge that your money is safe.

Looking for inspiration?

We're experienced in private group tours taking customers to far-flung destinations around the world. To give you an idea of the sort of adventures we've arranged for our customers take a look at private group tours we've organised in the past.


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College expedition to Mount Toubkal

In 2014 we organised a college group expedition to Morocco for 13 students aged between 17 and 19 years with two accompanying teachers. After spending a day exploring the best of Marrakech and its exotic medina, the group scaled the summit of Mt. Toubkal over the course of three days with an experienced climbing team, camping at night and hiking during the day.

The Birmingham Metropolitan College were so happy with their first trip to Morocco that they organised a second expedition for June 2016 with a new group of eager college kids.

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Sightseeing and activity travel

Private group tour to Laos

In November 2014 a group of 26 retired educators nicknamed the “Globetrotters” journeyed to Laos on a private tour organised by On The Go Tours, spending time in the charming city of Luang Prabang, enjoying the scenery of Vang Vieng and taking a tuk tuk ride in Vientiane.

What our customers said about their trip:

“Highlights of our time in Laos included riding an elephant, rising at dawn to feed the saffon-robed monks, visiting the Pak Ou Caves, eating a traditional supper with a local family, participating in a blessing ceremony, shopping at the colourful markets... It was a fabulous week spent with friends and colleagues among the beautiful Laotian people. The unique experiences planned by the OTG agent and her attention to detail made for an unforgettable tour.”
Cheryl Lewis & The Globetrotters

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Culture, history and natural beauty

Private group tour to Croatia and Slovenia

After a successful trip to Laos, the "Globetrotters" contacted On The Go Tours once again to organise a cultural tour of Croatia and Slovenia in May 2016 with 8 days of sailing on the Adriatic in a private boat and 12 days of land touring by coach. The group got to experience Roman ruins, alpine forests, gourmet dining, historical towns and much more.

What our customers said about their trip:

"We had such a good time and saw so many things and most of it was as a result of your great planning, super tours and guides and the wonderful camaraderie of such a big group. I can only guess how much time and effort was involved in the planning and we really appreciate it."
Cheryl Lewis & The Globetrotters

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Outdoor adventure and sightseeing

Business school tour of Iceland

A group of MIT Sloan School of Management students travelled with us to Iceland for a 5 day tour that included the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and a visit to the South Shore for waterfalls and glaciers. The focus was on natural beauty with plenty of outdoor activities to keep the group of 32 entertained including glacier hikes and nature trails.

What our customers said about their trip:

“The MIT Sloan group had an amazing trip organized by Sarah from on the go tours! The booking process was extremely easy, and we were able to create a tailored itinerary that included all of our must see sights, in the dates that we required, and for the budget that we had. We felt extremely prepared going into the trip, and the day-to-day logistics worked seamlessly. This was a great way to kick-off business school and we are thankful for the amazing memories and friendships that were formed on the trip.”
Yiyi Xia from MIT Sloan

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