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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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  • 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.
  • Enjoy the following year-round CIE deals: solo travelers save $50 off, groups of five to nine travelers save 5%, military personnel and students (ages 18-25) save 5% off trips. Anyone who books back-to-back trips saves 10% off the tour of lesser value. Click here for eligible departures.
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  • 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.
  • Save $200 per person when you book a group of eight or more people on the same independent vacation with Alexander+Roberts. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Travelers ages 18-35 who book a group of 10 or more people on a Contiki tour save 10% off the 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
Gorillas of Rwanda (Private Tour) 4 Kigali, Rwanda  Kigali, Rwanda  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Town (Private Tour) 4 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Central Kalahari Safari (Private Tour) 3 Maun, Botswana  Maun, Botswana  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chobe Game Park Safari (Private Tour) 3 Livingstone, Zambia  Livingstone, Zambia  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Hwange National Park Safari (Private Tour) 4 Victoria Falls  Victoria Falls  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 30 Africa independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Asia
Angkor Wat 3 Siem Reap, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Simply Affordable Japan 7 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Simply Affordable Japan with Hakone 8 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Golden Triangle—Delhi, Agra & Jaipur 6 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Ancient Angkor Wat 3 Siem Reap, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 85 Asia independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Wonders of Australia 14 Sydney, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Wonders of Australia with Hobart & Adelaide 20 Sydney, Australia  Adelaide, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Wonders of Australia with Fiji 17 Sydney, Australia  Nadi, Fiji  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Wonders of Australia with Queenstown & Rotorua 20 Sydney, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Australian Explorer 10 Sydney, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 88 Australia & New Zealand independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Canada
4 Day Quebec's Christmas Market (Friday Departure) 4 Quebec City, Canada  Quebec City, Canada  Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
4 Day Quebec's Christmas Market (Thursday Departure) 4 Quebec City, Canada  Quebec City, Canada  Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
4 Day Quebec's Christmas Market (Wednesday Departure) 4 Quebec City, Canada  Quebec City, Canada  Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Independent Vacations - Europe and Britain
Austria Ski Only (8 Day) 8 Hopfgarten, Austria  Hopfgarten, Austria  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
London Explorer (3 Day, Start London, End London) 3 London, England  London, England  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
3 Nights Rome & 3 Nights Venice 7 Rome, Italy  Venice, Italy  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
2 Nights Rome & 2 Nights Venice 5 Rome, Italy  Venice, Italy  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
3 Nights Rome & 2 Nights Venice 6 Rome, Italy  Venice, Italy  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 201 Europe and Britain independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Hawaii
Waikiki Explorer (4 nights) 5 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer (2 nights) 3 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer 2021-2022 (2 nights) 3 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer 2021-2022 (4 nights) 5 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Independent Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Costa Rica Inside Out (Private Tour) 9 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  A+R First Class Dates and Prices
The Best of Costa Rica 10 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Costa Rica Highlights Independent Adventure 11 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4 Day Independent Adventure 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
TailorMade Costa Rica: Natural Wonders 13 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 37 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 2022 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Petra Express 4 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Jerusalem Express 4 Tel Aviv, Israel  Tel Aviv, Israel  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Oman 4 Muscat, Oman  Muscat, Oman  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Middle East independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Pacific Islands
Tropical Fiji 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 Auckland & Sydney 14 Nadi, Fiji  Sydney, Australia  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tropical Fiji 2022 8 Nadi, Fiji  Nadi, Fiji  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Pacific Islands independent vacations
Independent Vacations - South America
Patagonia + Chile (Private Tour) 5 Santiago, Chile  Santiago, Chile  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Nazca Lines 3 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Lake Titicaca Homestay 4 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
G Lodge Amazon - 4 days 4 Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Puerto Maldonado, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days 4 Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Puerto Maldonado, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 134 South America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
Orlando Explorer (2 Nights) 3 Orlando, FL  Orlando, FL  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Orlando Explorer (4 Nights) 5 Orlando, FL  Orlando, FL  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
LA Explorer (2 nights) 3 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
LA Explorer (4 nights) 5 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
New York Explorer 2021-2022 (3 Days) 3 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 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.