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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.

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  • Save $600 per couple off all Alexander+Roberts trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Pay a reduced deposit of $99 per person on Trafalgar trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Very Important Traveler Discount! Past Trafalgar guests save an additional 5% off the price shown for select vacations. Click here for eligible departures.
  • CIE past guests save $150 per person on any trip when you book within 120 days of return from previous travel with CIE. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 5% off all Monograms trips when you pay with an AMEX Gold or Platinum card . This discount is combinable with all other promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • 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 for eligible departures.
  • Three people sharing one room on a Trafalgar tour will save off the land price. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 per person when you book a group of six or more people on the same Alexander + Roberts trip. Other savings amounts are available for groups of three or more. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Travelers ages 2 to 17 save up to 25% off the land/cruise price of Monograms trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 20% when you book a group of 11 or more people on the same Intrepid trip. Other savings amounts are available for groups of nine or more. 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
Johannesburg 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls 3 Victoria Falls  Victoria Falls  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Mpumalanga 3 Hazyview, South Africa  Hazyview, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Johannesburg (Private Tour) 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 38 Africa independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Asia
Varanasi Independent Adventure 3 Varanasi, India  Varanasi, India  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Agra Independent Adventure 3 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Hanoi & Halong Bay Experience 3 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Ancient Angkor Wat 3 Siem Reap, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Pokhara Escape 3 Pokhara, Nepal  Pokhara, Nepal  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 153 Asia independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Jewels of the Bay 2020-2021 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Brisbane 4 Brisbane, Australia  Brisbane, Australia  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Sydney City Getaway 4 Sydney, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Sydney City Getaway 2021 4 Sydney, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Auckland City Getaway 4 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 102 Australia & New Zealand independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Europe and Britain
London Explorer 2020-2021 (3 Day, Start London, End London) 3 London, England  London, England  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
London Getaway 2 Nights 2021 3 London, England  London, England  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Lisbon Getaway 2 Nights 3 Lisbon, Portugal  Lisbon, Portugal  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
London Getaway 2 Nights 3 London, England  London, England  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Paris Getaway 2 Nights 2021 3 Paris, France  Paris, France  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 461 Europe and Britain independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Hawaii
Waikiki Explorer 2020-2021 (2 nights) 3 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer 2020-2021 (4 nights) 5 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Independent Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4 Day Independent Adventure 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Highlights of Panama 4 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Panama 6 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Panama 2021 6 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Costa Rica Wonders 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 48 Mexico & Central America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Middle East
Dubai 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Dubai 2021 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Monograms First Class 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
Dubai (Beach) 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 Middle East independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Pacific Islands
Tropical Fiji 8 Nadi, Fiji  Nadi, Fiji  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tropical Fiji 2021 8 Nadi, Fiji  Nadi, Fiji  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tropical Fiji with Sydney 11 Nadi, Fiji  Sydney, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tropical Fiji with Auckland 11 Nadi, Fiji  Auckland, New Zealand  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tropical Fiji with Sydney 2021 11 Nadi, Fiji  Sydney, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Pacific Islands independent vacations
Independent Vacations - South America
Machu Picchu (Private Tour) 2 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Uruguay 3 Montevideo, Uruguay  Montevideo, Uruguay  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu by Train Independent Adventure 3 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Uruguay (Private Tour) 3 Montevideo, Uruguay  Montevideo, Uruguay  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Amazon Peru: Sandoval Lake Lodge 3 Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Puerto Maldonado, Peru  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 276 South America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
LA Explorer 2020-2021 (2 nights) 3 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Orlando Explorer 2020-2021 (2 Nights) 3 Orlando, FL  Orlando, FL  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Orlando Explorer 2020-2021 (4 Nights) 5 Orlando, FL  Orlando, FL  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
LA Explorer 2020-2021 (4 nights) 5 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices


* 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.