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Independent Vacations

The world's finest tour operators offer a large number of vacation packages designed for people who wish to travel independently, without groups or guides. Operators use their buying power to negotiate low hotel rates and sometimes bundle these attractive rates with daily breakfasts, airport transfers or a sightseeing orientation. The number of inclusions and quality of hotels used vary according to the package rating, which we provide for every trip listed below.

With these pre-arranged packages, you won't have to spend time looking for a nice hotel in each city as the research work is handled by experts. You'll stay close to the major sites, making it easier to explore. There won't be a tour director traveling with you, as there would be on an escorted tour, though some packages include the services of a local host in each city. As your travel advisor, this person can suggest restaurants, recommend sightseeing activities and assist with scheduling excursions.

Along with great hotel rates, tour companies also offer special prices on airfare. Our travel counselors can offer air rates that save you even more money.

Book Now and Save on Independent Vacations!

  • Receive a $200 per couple air credit when you purchase select Europe vacations and flights through Globus by June 21, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a $200 per couple air credit when you purchase select 2016 Europe vacations and flights through Monograms by June 21, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $600 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries worldwide when you pay in full at the time of booking. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single travelers save $300 per person off select Alexander+Roberts trips when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a complimentary optional excursion, up to $25 value, on select 2016 Europe tours with Monograms when you book by June 21, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a complimentary optional excursion, up to $25 value, on select 2016 Europe tours with Globus when you book by June 21, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Three people sharing one room will save off the land price with Brennan tours. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a free "Be My Guest" dining experience at an exclusive venue on select Trafalgar vacations. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Wendy Wu group discounts! Book 6 or more people on the same tour and each person saves 5% off the land price. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Monograms Journeys Club members save 5% off the cruise/land price. Click here for eligible departures.

Independent vacations are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality*  

Independent Vacations - Africa
Alexandria Independent Adventure 2 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Mpumalanga 3 Hazyview, South Africa  Hazyview, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Ile Sainte-Marie Extension 3 Ile Sainte-Marie, Madagascar  Ile Sainte-Marie, Madagascar  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Johannesburg 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Alexandria 3 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 47 Africa independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Asia
Yangshuo 2 Yangshuo, China  Yangshuo, China  Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chongqing 2 Chongqing, China  Chongqing, China  Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Terelj National Park 2 Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia  Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia  Wendy Wu First Class Dates and Prices
Agra Independent Adventure 3 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Xian 3 Xi'an, China  Xi'an, China  Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 177 Asia independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Uluru Highlights 2 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Red Center Sights and Sounds 3 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef 4 Cairns, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Melbourne's Food and Wine Discovery 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 108 Australia & New Zealand independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Europe and Britain
Warsaw 3 Warsaw, Poland  Warsaw, Poland  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Aix-en-Provence Getaway 3 Aix-en-Provence, France  Aix-en-Provence, France  Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Aix-en-Provence Getaway 3 Aix-en-Provence, France  Aix-en-Provence, France  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Venice 3 Venice, Italy  Venice, Italy  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Siena 3 Florence, Italy  Florence, Italy  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 221 Europe and Britain independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Turtles and Tortuguero (3 Day) 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Tortuguero 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Arenal 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Monteverde 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Bite-size Break - Antigua 4 Antigua, Guatemala  Antigua, Guatemala  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 78 Mexico & Central America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Middle East
Dubai, Past and Present 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dubai Stopover 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Abu Dhabi 4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Oman 4 Muscat, Oman  Muscat, Oman  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum 4 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 Middle East independent vacations
Independent Vacations - South America
Lima Fly & Stay Independent Adventure 2 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu 2 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Puno & Lake Titicaca 3 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Uruguay 3 Montevideo, Uruguay  Montevideo, Uruguay  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Nazca Lines 3 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 249 South America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
Yosemite & Tahoe 3 San Francisco, CA  San Francisco, CA  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
New York City To Niagara Falls 3 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
San Diego Family Adventure 4 San Diego, CA  San Diego, CA  Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
USA East Coast Independent 5 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
6 Day San Francisco & Wine Country Fly & Drive 6 San Francisco, CA  San Francisco, CA  Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 U.S. (Continental) independent vacations


* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.