Tours for seniors & over 50s

Trips designed with you in mind

Adventure meets comfort. Straying from the beaten path meets luxury. Discover the best of both worlds with a tour for the over 50s.

Adventure doesn't have an age limit. Whether the kids have flown the nest, you're celebrating early retirement, or you're ready to scratch those must-see sights off the list; now is the perfect time to discover the world.

Our group tours are ideal for over 50s, expertly designed with you in mind. From embracing local traditions to marvelling at breathtaking scenery, we've packed our tours with unforgettable experiences.

Discovering far-flung cultures needn't be hard work. At On The Go Tours, we offer a perfect blend of adventure and comfort - giving you the chance to travel in a style that suits you.

After each day of exploring, you can unwind in 4-5-star comfort and enjoy luxury facilities. And plenty of leisure time means you can stray from the beaten path at your own pace.

You'll be in good company, too. With fellow over-50s by your side, our tours are the perfect chance to meet like-minded people - and even make lifelong friends.

From the Himalayas to the Dead Sea, your opportunity to see the world beckons. Because why wait?

Top travel deals and upcoming trips for the over-50s

Worldwide trips & tours for seniors

Outside of Europe, we offer a diverse selection of group tours for seniors. Whether you want to explore the Asian countries of Vietnam, India, Japan and China, head to the Middle East, Africa, or South America. There's sure to be a trip for you!

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Totally Jordan

8 Days | FROM £973

Travel to the vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations and camp under a...

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Peru

Machu Picchu by Train

9 days | FROM £2,115

Discover the incredible highlights of Peru, from the buzzing culinary capital of Lima to the dense bio diverse...

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Tanzania & Zanzibar

10 days | FROM £1,668

CAMPING SAFARI: Take in the best wildlife experiences that Tanzania has to offer, with included game...

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Golden Triangle & Tigers

10 days | FROM £1,033

WILDLIFE TOUR: Explore India's famous Golden Triangle and go wild in Ranthambore National Park,...

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Sri Lanka

Wild About Sri Lanka

10 days | FROM £1,420

WILDLIFE TOUR: Go wild in Sri Lanka as you head on safari in Yala, Udawalawe and Bundala national...

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Thailand

Ancient Thailand & River Kwai

10 days | FROM £983

Embark on a remarkable 10-day odyssey across Thailand. Pay homage at the Bridge on River Kwai, visit the...

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Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

11 days | FROM £1,347

Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and cruise the River Nile in style on this 11 day group tour taking in...

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South Africa

Cape & Namibia Discovery (Accommodated)

11 days | FROM £2,228

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Set off from Cape Town and journey through the Western Cape before crossing into...

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Chile

Patagonian Panorama

12 days | FROM £3,735

From Santiago to Buenos Aires, take in the natural wonders of Patagonia in under two weeks. Explore Chile and...

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Japan

Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM £2,785

On this wonderful 12 day group tour of Japan you’ll not only take in the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, but...

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Fine China

13 days | FROM £2,420

Uncover China's essence on this 13 day tour, starting in Beijing with visits to the Forbidden City, and...

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Vietnam

Journey to Angkor Wat

15 days | FROM £1,891

Discover the spectacular sights, delectable cuisine and rich history of Vietnam and Cambodia, on an...

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 for seniors.

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 competitively priced single room rate for solo travellers. In some destinations such as Africa, Iceland, Morocco, Central & South America, Greenland and Antarctica, we also offer room sharing or private rooms at no extra cost. 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 can offer private tours for large groups to the majority of our destinations and can put together a tour that suits you and your travelling party perfectly. Best of all, there’s no minimum or maximum numbers when it comes to private groups.

Looking for some inspiration? Our travellers over 50 can't get enough of these popular tours in our favourite destinations.

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Vietnam

Sail around the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Taste the mouth-watering street food in the busy streets of Hanoi. Dive into the captivating history and learn about local life. Our Vietnam Signature tours are perfect for travellers of all ages, including adventurers over 50.

Recommended Tour:
Very Vietnam

Lake Garda - Italy

Italy

From the ancient sights of Rome to the picturesque Italian Lakes, rural Puglia and the canal city of Venice. Our Italy tours are a great way to take in one of Europe's most popular travel destinations. You can even combine Italy with Spain, Switzerland or Croatia!

Recommended Tour:
La Dolce Vita

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India

Your chance to see another bucket-list favourite: the majestic Taj Mahal. Dive headfirst into the lively streets of India with our tours which are perfect for over 50s. Whether you're celebrating a festival or sampling the spicy food, our tours place you in the midst of the action.

Recommended Tour:
Golden Triangle and Kerala

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New Zealand

Home to world-beating scenery, unique wildlife and blissful weather, New Zealand is a once in a lifetime, bucket list destination. Our tours take in the best of both the North and south Islands, and with a maximum group size of just 16, they promise senior travellers an intimate experience.

Recommended Tour:
New Zealand Expedition

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Croatia

From medieval ruins to a stunning coastline, it's not surprising Croatia is so popular. Whether you're sailing the sparkling Adriatic on a boat tour or sampling wine from a local vineyard, travellers over 50 can't get enough of our Croatia tours.

Recommended Tour:
Creme de la Croatia

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Morocco

A whirlwind of busy souks and exotic cities, Morocco is a firm favourite for our travellers over 50. From haggling in a local spice market to trekking across the Sahara and exploring Chefchaouen, our Morocco tours leave no stone unturned.

Recommended Tour:
Imperial Morocco & the Blue City

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Egypt

Home to the only surviving member of the original Seven Wonders of the World, Egypt is an essential location for travellers all over the globe. Get that snap in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Explore the royal tombs and temples. And take a cruise along the iconic river Nile.

Recommended Tour:
Jewel of the Nile

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Thailand

From the historic Bridge Over The River Kwai, to the temples of Chiang Rai and the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Thailand awaits for senior travellers. Join a cultural sightseeing tour and then head south to Phuket or Krabi for a few days of beachside relaxation.

Recommended Tour:
Bangkok to Phuket

Experiences that stay with you

From world wonders to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, our tours are designed to bring your bucket list to life.

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Africa

Safari adventures

Seek out wildlife in style with our Lodge Accommodated Safaris. Complete with comfortable lodge accommodation, our tours give you the chance to tick off the 'Big 5' animals in the African plains.

Recommended Tour: Kenya & Tanzania Trails

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India

Celebrate Diwali

Embrace the Festival of Light in all its glory. Located in the heart of the famous Golden Triangle, the lively celebrations and countless sparkling lights are unforgettable

Recommended Tour: Diwali, Festival of Light

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Iceland, Finland & Greenland

Spectacular Northern Lights

Words can't describe the phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Discover the magic for yourself and catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the miraculous Aurora Borealis.

Recommended Tour: Land of the Northern Lights

How are you looking to travel?

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Tours for solo travellers

Travel solo but never alone with these trips suitable for singles and solo travellers!

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Family tours

Take the kids somewhere fun and educational with our curated selection of family tours.

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Tours for couples

Looking for a romantic getaway, or celebrating an anniversary? Look no further!

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Tours for the over 30s

The package tours and trips we recommend for the over 30s!

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Tours for the over 40s

Hit the big Four-Zero and ready to celebrate? Book the adventure of a lifetime!

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Tours for private groups

Private tours for extended families, clubs, schools and other large groups!

Further reading for the over 50 traveller

Explore ... Dream ... Discover. ... and don't blame us if you find these addictive!

Life Part 2 & Beyond - 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