Escorted Group Tours and Private Trips
On The Go Tours are an award-winning provider of unforgettable tours and private holidays. From Egypt to Ecuador, India to Iceland, we love helping you see the world your way, unlocking the finest sights and experiences the world has to offer. Whether you’re after culture, adventure, or just want to kick back and relax, our outstanding local guides get you to the heart of your destination and deliver truly authentic experiences.
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Frequently asked questions about On The Go Tours
Who are On The Go Tours?
We are an award-winning provider of group tours and private holidays to more than 55 destinations around the world. Led by expert local guides, our tours get you to the heart of adventure travel destinations, from Egypt and India to China, Japan, Peru and Morocco. In Africa, spot the Big Five on safari in countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia.
Our guided tours in Europe are a great way to explore countries comprehensively. In Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the Baltics, Greece and elsewhere we will visit many destinations each day – we handle the logistics of this, so you don’t have to! In Croatia you can set sail on an island-hopping adventure, and in Iceland you can take in the very best natural wonders of this spectacular destination. In Turkey we uncover all the highlights, from Istanbul to Cappadocia, and plenty of hidden gems too!
Who is welcome on your group tours?
We have trips catering for everybody. Solo travellers, couples and groups of friends can all join our tours. If you have a large group, such as a sports club or extended family, then we can also operate many of our group tours on a private basis for you. The average age of travellers on our tours is 48, but we take travellers in their 20s all the way up to those in their 80s and beyond. As long as you have a thirst for adventure, you’re welcome to join us on tour. The beauty of group touring is that you meet people from all different walks of life! We take travellers from English-speaking countries around the world, including the USA, Australia, UK, South Africa, Canada, and New Zealand.
We have a selection of dedicated family tours for families with children aged 5 or over, and some designed for families with teenagers too. There is no upper age limit on our tours, though if you are aged 70 or over (65 for trips to Africa) we will ask you to complete a tour suitability form to ensure you are fit enough to safely join the tour.
I don't fancy a group tour, can you offer me a private trip?
If group touring isn’t for you, then you will be glad to know that we also offer a selection of private tours in the majority of our destinations. These include all the same benefits as our group tours: expert guides, great accommodation, guided sightseeing, transportation and transfers, and lots more beside! But you can travel privately, with just your partner, friends, or family.
I’m a solo traveller, which tours can I go on?
All of them! Group tours are an excellent choice for solo travellers, allowing you to meet like-minded people and share incredible life-affirming experiences. Many solo travellers on our tours make friends for life, and on their next booking they are no longer travelling solo!
On the majority of our tours, a small single supplement applies to solo travellers for the privacy of their own room. We keep this as low as possible to ensure we can always welcome solo travellers. In some destinations, such as on our Africa camping safaris and some of our Iceland, Morocco and South America tours, it is possible for you to room share with another solo traveller of the same sex, avoiding the need for a single supplement.
Do you have a range of tours for seniors?
We're not called 'On The Go' for nothing! Many of our trips are active, with plenty of walking needed to explore local sites and attractions. And other activities, such as canyoning in Jordan or trekking in Morocco do require decent fitness.
However, as long as you are relatively fit and able, you will be perfectly capable of joining the majority of our tours. Age is no barrier to travel, and although you will do plenty of walking, there is always free time for you to relax and you'll have a chance to sit down over lunch or as we drive between destinations.
Some of our tours are more active than others, so if you are a bit less agile than you used to be, why not check out the tours we recommend for the over 50s? Please note that if aged 70 or over (65 if travelling to Africa) we will ask you to complete a tour suitability form to ensure you are physically able to complete the tour. This is for your safety, as well as the safety of our crew and your fellow travellers, and to ensure the trip is not slowed down.
Are all of your destinations safe for LGBTQ+ travellers?
We travel to some countries where attitudes and laws surrounding LGBTQ+ issues are not as liberal as in other destinations. Travelling in a group offers additional safety and security for LGBTQ+ travellers in places that they may not feel comfortable travelling alone. Nobody should miss out on bucket list travel because of who they are! If you have specific questions about travelling to one of our destinations as an LGBTQ+ traveller then please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would feel more secure travelling somewhere with relaxed attitudes to the LGBTQ+ community then we recommend the LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, which can be a good starting point for deciding where to travel!
How do I work out which are the best tours for me?
We offer more than 500 trips, so it can be tricky to pinpoint the one for you! The best thing to do is to contact our Reservations team, who are on hand 24/7 to answer your questions and help you with your booking. But we also have lots of great trip ideas and themes for you to explore. Are you looking to book a big trip in order to celebrate your 50th birthday? Are you planning a festive trip this Christmas? Or perhaps you’re an avid hiker, and would like to plan a big trekking holiday? We’ve collated the best trips for all of these situations and many more.
Do you offer all-inclusive package trips?
Sort of! When you book a group tour with us, we guarantee all of your accommodation and transportation (airport transfers are sometimes included). Sightseeing with a local tour guide and many meals are also included on our itineraries. If there are any internal flights on your tour then these are usually included too.
We do not include international flights in our packages. The reason for this is to give you greater flexibility when booking our tours. If you’re booking a group tour to India and you have never been before, you may wish to spend extra time in Delhi before your trip, or perhaps you want to explore Bangladesh first and then fly to India for your tour afterwards? By not including international flights, you can book the trip that best suits your plans and budget. Our team can always offer you advice on booking flights, however!
Do you only offer guided tours?
We do yes, though the level of guiding can vary by trip and destination. The majority of our tours are fully escorted, which means that your guide will be with you at all times, staying in the same hotel and accompanying you on the minibus or coach throughout your trip.
We also have some semi-independent trips in destinations including Greece. Here you will be fully escorted for your mainland touring, but will then travel independently by ferry to island destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos.
And with our Essentials tours in Japan and China (and some other trips) you will travel unescorted between cities, but will enjoy the services of local guides for included sightseeing.
About our tours
Get to know On The Go Tours and the varied types of holidays and experiences we offer travellers. We are best known for our Signature group tours to iconic sites and destinations around the world. But our range of holidays also includes African safaris, relaxing cruises and incredible trekking holidays, plus so much more!
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Popular Europe destinations
Our escorted group tours in Europe help you uncover this diverse land. From the food, history and culture of Spain and Italy, to the windswept countryside of Ireland, the frosty natural wonders of Iceland and the cosmopolitan cities of Turkey. We offer a wide range of group trips and private tours in Europe, ranging in length from two days up to several weeks! Here are some of our popular European destinations.
Iceland in winter is home to the Northern Lights, while in summer the waterfalls are swelled by snowmelt and there are long days of sunlight.
Northern Ireland and the Republic are ripe for exploration on our group tours, from Dublin and Belfast to the Giant's Causeway and Wild Atlantic Way coastal route.
Boasting great food, incredible weather, a rich history and sublime beaches, Italy has everything you could possibly need for a European jaunt!
Popular Africa destinations
In Africa, we offer a range of escorted tours and safaris to see some of the continent's incredible wildlife. From the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara in Tanzania and Kenya, to Botswana's Okavango Delta and South Africa's Kruger National Park, you can see it all with our range of camping and lodge safaris. In Egypt and Morocco, discover the best of North Africa's culture and history, from the Pyramids of Giza to Ait Benhaddou.
Our best-selling destination! Cruise the Nile, marvel at the Pyramids, explore the tombs of pharaohs at Luxor's Valley of the Kings, and much more on our group tours!
Trek the Sahara aboard a camel. Browse the vibrant souks of Marrakech. Uncover the imperial city of Fes. Walk the windy promenade of Essaouira. Make Morocco your next destination!
Popular Southeast Asia destinations
The interlocked Southeast Asian destinations of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos make the perfect adventure travel destination. Our range of escorted group tours and package trips take in one, two, three or even all four of these incredible countries, with the services of an expert guide and many inclusions!
Visitors to Vietnam can cruise Halong Bay. They can ride a rickshaw around Hanoi. And they can crawl the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. And that's just the start...
From the beach resorts of Phuket and Krabi and the historic River Kwai, to bustling Bangkok and the temples of Chiang Rai. Thailand is the perfect group tour destination!
Crowned by mighty Angkor Wat, visitors to Cambodia can also explore Phnom Penh, sail Tonle Sap Lake and learn the dark history of the Pol Pot regime at the Killing Fields.
Popular Far East & Middle East destinations
Our most popular Asian destination, Japan can be tricky place to explore solo, but it's perfect for group tours! Wander the lively streets of Tokyo, see Mount Fiji and visit ancient Kyoto, plus lots more!
From spectacular Seoul to buzzing Busan and the fascinating DMZ on the North Korean border, make South Korea your next adventure!
Popular Indian Subcontinent destinations
India dominates this sprawling region, home to the Taj Mahal, tigers and temple-strewn cities. Our escorted group and private tours take in all of these attractions and plenty more. To the south is the Tear Drop Isle of Sri Lanka, and to the north are the landlocked Himalayan nations of Nepal and Bhutan. Where are you going on your next trip?
First time visitors to India will want to take in the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Return visitors can head to the lesser-visited south.
Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle offers such attractions as the Sigiriya Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temple. And the country's national parks are home to elephants and leopards.
Most visitors to Nepal come to trek the Himalayas and glimpse mighty Everest. But Kathmandu is an incredible place to explore, and a safari in Chitwan National Park yields tigers and rhinos!
Popular Americas destinations
In South America, we offer a range of guided group and private trips in Peru, Brazil, Chile and elsewhere. Cruise the iconic Galapagos Islands or set sail to Antarctica. In Central America, see Chichen Itza in Mexico or combine the nations of Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize and more for a mammoth adventure!
Peru is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World in Machu Picchu. Delve into Inca history before exploring the country's natural gems, including the Amazon and Lake Titicaca.
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