Tours for the over 50s
On The Go Tours for the over 50s
Age is only a number and at On The Go Tours we don’t believe your 50s are the time to stop discovering the world. Our group tours are designed with senior travellers in mind and are crammed full of authentic experiences. With our range of 3-4* hotel partners, there’s a comfortable bed to return to after a busy day of exploring. Our knowledgeable team can help you to find the perfect group tour or design a unique tailor-made holiday just for you. Travel with an expert guide, safe in the knowledge that you’re getting excellent value group travel combined with a perfect mix of active exploration and relaxation. You’ll see the main sites on our tours and there’s always free time to relax and explore destinations your way.
With a range of clearly defined adventures suitable for senior travellers, there’s sure to be a tour for you. Whether you dream of thundering across the Russian wilderness on the Trans-Siberian railway, gazing in wonder at the Egyptian pyramids or spotting incredible wildlife on an overland African safari, we have you covered.
Top travel deals and upcoming trips for the over-50s
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From GBP||Deal||Map|
|Chinese Checkers - 11 days||Beijing, China||06 Jul 2019||£598||was £1,195 50% off|||
|Totally Jordan - 8 Days||Amman, Jordan||06 Jul 2019||£934||was £1,245 25% off|||
|Jewel of the Nile - 10 days||Cairo, Egypt||19 Jul 2019||£784||was £1,045 25% off|||
|Wild About Sri Lanka - 10 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||03 Aug 2019||£971||was £1,295 25% off|||
|Best of Vietnam - 13 Days||Hanoi||23 Aug 2019||£1,159||was £1,545 25% off|||
Why over 50s choose On The Go Tours
With over 20 years’ experience of operating group tours in a range of destinations, we can arrange your holiday without any hassle. Our team are there to support you along the way and you’ll be escorted on our group tours by an experienced guide. Get the most out of the culture and history of each country you visit and meet similar-minded travellers whilst you do it. Travelling solo is no problem as there are no single supplements on the majority of our signature tours.
More than a third of our travellers are over 50 so you’re sure to be in the company of like-minded people. Add to this fellow travellers of all ages from an array of destinations and you have a diverse group sharing a once in a lifetime experience together - which is what we’re all about.
Our tour guides are at the heart of what we do and we’re incredibly proud of them. For many of our travellers, their guide is one of the highlights of their entire holiday. We employ passionate local guides who really know their stuff - they’ll ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.
On our tours we typically use 3-5* hotels in central locations with ensuite rooms. Throw in cultural delights such as an Indian haveli or Moroccan Berber Camp and you have a perfect mix of comfortable and characterful accommodation. Most hotel information is available before you book so you can arrange your holiday with us safe in the knowledge that’ll you’ll be able to relax in comfort.
We include airport arrival transfers on all our tours and departure transfers on many. This means you’ll be met by a friendly face as soon as you arrive at the start of your holiday. We travel between locations in comfortable vehicles, with air-conditioning where necessary. We also make use of local transport including rickshaws, tuk-tuks, boats and trains to add some culture to your travels.
Our group tours follow carefully planned itineraries but there’s the option of adding extra nights to our tours. Every holiday includes free time to relax by the pool or explore destinations at leisure and we offer a range of add-ons to enhance your visit. Go whale watching in Iceland, cook delicious cuisine in India or bolt on a beach stay in Turkey.
What really sets us apart is the range of unique experiences we offer our travellers. This allows you to immerse yourself in the culture of each country you visit. Whether it’s a cruise on the canals of Bangkok, a rickshaw ride in Beijing or a local school visit in India as part of our charity efforts, your tour will be packed with amazing memories.
Great Group Sizes
Our group sizes are small, with an average of 16-18 travellers on our group tours. This means you can really get to know the people you travel with whilst still maintaining an intimate group experience, enriching your entire holiday. See off the beaten track parts of the world and make great new friends while you do it.
No Single Supplements
Solo travel doesn't have to mean paying over the odds, and many of our group tours don’t carry compulsory single supplements. If you're travelling on your own but are happy to be paired up with another solo traveller of the same sex, we'll match you up where possible. Alternatively, if you prefer a room to yourself there's always this option too.
Holiday ranges to suit the over 50s
We categorise our tours so it’s easy for you to choose the perfect trip. Enjoy exciting days and comfortable nights on our Signature tours or trek and cycle to adventure on our Active range. Budget tours keep the cost down and give you more freedom whilst we’ve collaborated with trusted partners to create our Handpicked range. If you prefer private travel, then our Independent tours can be tailor made to meet your needs. Click the links below to see more about our travel ranges.
Holidays for over 50s - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you'll find answers to the most commonly asked questions travellers over the age of 50 have about our tours and holidays.
What’s the average age of your travellers?
Our average passenger age is in the 40s bracket though our tours attract a wide age range from those in their 20s to those in their 70s! It’s likely you’ll be travelling with those of a similar age to you with others of different generations to add a little spice to the group demographic.
What’s the average group size?
On most of our tours the average group size is between 16-18 passengers with a mix of nationalities and ages. Group size does vary between destinations and across departure dates so you may find yourself travelling in a group as small as 4-6 passengers or in a group of up to 28 on our popular festival departures.
How fit do I have to be to join your tours?
As our name suggests, our tours include a number of days when you’ll be ‘on the go’, exploring the local sites on foot and hopping on and off transportation that will get you from A to B, whether that be a tuk tuk or a modern van. We do temper this with just enough free time for you to take it easy and as such only a moderate level of fitness is required. If you are thinking of joining one of our more active tours, such as a trekking holiday, then a higher standard of fitness is needed to cope with the long days of walking and the higher altitudes, and we recommend you consult your doctor before booking. If you’re at all worried about the pace of our group tours, consider a bespoke tailor-made itinerary instead where you can set the pace.
Will I have to pay more as a solo traveller?
On the majority of our group tours we offer a non-compulsory single supplement policy – if you’re happy to share with another traveller of the same sex then we’ll pair you up. In most cases even if we are unable to pair you up, you still won’t have to pay the single supplement. Of course, if you prefer to have a room to yourself then this option is available. On certain tours and departure dates we also offer your own room at no extra cost. Check out our solo travellers page for more information.
What sort of accommodation is included on your trips?
We mostly use well-located 3-4* hotels on our group tours but in countries where accommodation offers great value for money we may use the occasional 5* property too. A hotel is more than just somewhere to rest your head and to make your holiday as unique as possible we combine modern hotels with heritage properties that can include havelis in India and riads in Morocco. In other destinations you may be spending the night on a floating hotel in the jungle or a courtyard mansion in a colonial city – wherever you are we make sure our hotels are comfortable and provide the necessary amenities. In places where the great outdoors is the star attraction accommodation may be a little more basic with permanent desert camps in the Sahara and Wadi Rum a good example of this.
I don't want to travel with a group. Do you offer private options?
We most certainly do! If you are happy with our group tour itineraries but would prefer to travel without the group then you can opt for our Private Tour Supplement, which means you’ll be travelling in private transport and have the services of local English-speaking guides all to yourself.
I'd like to organise a trip with my own group of friends and family. Is this possible?
It most certainly is! We offer bespoke tailor-made holidays to the majority of our destinations and can put together a tour that suits you and your travelling party perfectly. Whether you’re planning a special birthday celebration or getting the family together for an adventurous holiday, our team of tailor-made specialists can create the ideal itinerary for your needs, based on your exact requirements. Best of all, there’s no minimum or maximum numbers when it comes to private groups.
Popular touring destinations for the over 50s
Here's a selection of countries that have proven popular with our travellers aged 50-plus. Of course everyone has their own unique wish-list, so please do browse our full range of destinations for more inspiration and holiday ideas.
With the chance to sail among the karst islands of Halong Bay in the north and confront the horrors of war in Saigon in the south, Vietnam offers natural beauty and fascinating history in equal measure. Add to this delicious cuisine, wonderful beaches and excellent shopping, and you have a dream travel destination. From Vietnam it's only a hop, skip and a jump to the incredible temples of Angkor in neighbouring Cambodia - the perfect holiday combo.
Home to the Great Wall and one of the world's most exciting archaeological discoveries, China has plenty of man-made marvels to entice travellers, along with a captivating history that spans the age of emperors to the Communist era. And let's not forget the food or the modern cities or the wealth of natural wonders including the stunning karst landscapes of Yangshuo. If that wasn't enough, there's always pandas, China's cute emblem.
Great Wall and Warriors
Nowhere quite captures the imagination like India does with its colourful culture, famed cuisine and remarkable diversity from the Himalayas in the north to the backwaters in the south. It's also home to one of the greatest and best-known monuments ever built in the name of love - the iconic Taj Mahal. Whether you're a first time visitor or continuing your love affair with the country, India has plenty of unique experiences to seek out and enjoy.
Golden Triangle and Kerala
Awe-inspiring mountain scenery and centuries-old traditions characterise the Himalayan region where you'll find the enigmatic countries of Nepal and Bhutan. Whether you fancy visiting one or both of these beautiful kingdoms, you'll be bowled over by the majestic temples, ancient public squares and outdoor adventures with the chance to get in touch with your inner calm under the influence of the peaceful Buddhist way of life that prevails.
With mesmerising architecture in its ancient cities and miles and miles of stunning coastline fronting azure waters, Croatia's popularity is unlikely to wane. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate it's a superb summer destination with the chance to spend a week sailing around some of over a thousand picture-perfect islands. Alternatively, you can explore its equally as impressive mainland and combine with a visit to neighbouring countries in Europe including Bosnia.
Creme de la Croatia
A firm favourite among film producers due to its alluring cities and otherworldly landscapes, Morocco attracts travellers for exactly the same reasons. Here you can immerse yourself in all manner of exotic experiences from spending the night in a traditional riad to haggling over the price of spices in local souks. You can even visit Casablanca and enjoy a drink at Rick's Cafe, channelling your inner Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergmann.
Casablanca to Essaouira
Few people can resist the allure of one of the world's oldest tourist attractions and the last surviving member of the original seven wonders - the Great Pyramids of Giza. But that's not all that Egypt has going for it with remarkably well-preserved ancient cities, awe-inspiring temples and royal tombs filled with riches. Cruise along the Nile River or enjoy the Red Sea beaches, and for the ultimate shopping trip, combine with a stopover in Dubai.
Jewel of the Nile
Home to the world's three great monotheistic religions, Israel is a land of immense history and religious diversity. For many travellers a trip to Israel is more of a pilgrimage with the chance to visit sites made famous by the holy texts. But that's not the end of Israel's attractions with the extraordinary Dead Sea to enjoy and the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv to experience. Then there's the chance to visit neighbouring Jordan and the breathtaking city of Petra.
Heritage & Holy Land
To get you started here's some of our tours popular with the over 50s covering an assortment of destinations and offering a host of experiences.
Further reading for the over 50 traveller
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Life Part 2 - addictive stories of adventures after retirement My Itchy Feet - The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel The Roaming Boomers - five years on the road and counting Travel Past 50 - an online travel magazine for those in their golden years