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Independent Vacations

Our independent vacations provide maximum flexibility. You'll save money with low hotel rates that tour operators negotiate in advance, and because your vacation doesn't have a set itinerary each day, you're free to spend your time in whichever way you choose.

Expert travel planners research lodging options in each city and select hotels that are close to major attractions, so you don’t have to look for accommodations yourself. In some cases, transportation between cities, daily breakfasts at hotels and a sightseeing orientation in each city are included in the price. The number of inclusions and quality of hotels vary according to the rating of the package, which we provide for every vacation listed on this site.

You won't travel with a tour director on an independent trip, as you would on a guided tour, though some packages include the services of a local host in each city. Your host can recommend restaurants and help you plan sightseeing activities.

Limited-Time Offers on Independent Vacations!
  • Intrepid: Cyber Monday Sale! Save up to 25% off trips. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires December 2. Click here.
  • Gate 1: Save $800 per couple off Central and South America tours. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • A+R: Save $1,000 per couple off all trips. Click here.
  • Gate 1: Reduced airfare from select gateways is included in the price of certain tours. Click here.
  • A+R: Save $200 per person when you book a group of six or more people on the same trip. Other savings amounts are available for groups of three or more. Click here.
  • Monograms: Travel with Monograms and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Monograms or its sister brands Globus, Avalon Waterways and Cosmos. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.