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Grand Circle Travel

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1958
Headquarters
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Trips
  • 13

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Grand Circle Travel Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Grand Circle Travel always has great specials April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Grand Circle Travel always has great specials and last minute specials if you can go on short notice. You can request a roommate if you travel solo to save on the single supplement but if they can't match you, you keep your room all to yourself with no single supplement fee. Always request a roommate and you might luck out either way.

I went to Belgium and Holland on a 11 day cruise and saw all but three windmills in the country, actually walked inside one, went to a tulip farm and was allowed to pick tulips that the farm gave to us for free, went to a tulip auction where they auction every color, the stems, the leaves, and it all happens so quickly. After breakfast every morning there is a walking tour of the port city where we docked for the day. The tour brings you back for lunch and then you're free to explore on your own in the afternoon. Both Holland and Belgium were beautiful in the springtime with the flowers in full bloom. Bicycles are everywhere and is their main mode of transportation. You see them parked on the bridges over the canals, people riding them, families riding together, bike riders with groceries, and people walking them. The red light district was very interesting but you are not allowed to take pictures of the women. I waved to all of them as we were walking past their windows and some waved back. Plan your trip around the tulip blooming season and enjoy!
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value and service outstanding April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I've traveled with this company 4 times and find the value and service outstanding. If you are on a slim budget try the " last minute" opportunities. We got an incredible deal on a river cruise two months out.
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V

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each one has been wonderful April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Have taken 12 trips overseas with this company and each one has been wonderful.

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Excellent service April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent service on ship, considerate of their clients, wonderful discovery trips.

H

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Wonderful countries and great scenery October 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a great tour guide in Ivan, was very knowledgable, friendly and very considerate of peoples concerns. The coastal area's of Dubrovink and Kotor were wonderful scenery and very nice people. Sarajevo was interesting and the farm was fun. Parks with the waterfalls and the caves were wonderful. Istria and Slovenia were great but the highlight was Lake Bled it has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world
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An Amazing Experience September 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What an amazing experience! The unique things we did were wonderful. This was our first Grand Circle trip and we hope the beginning of more trips to come. We saw three types of whales and a bull moose; went lobster fishing and eating; visited Anne of Green Gables Aunt’s house; visited Hopewell Rocks and the Titanic gravesites; planted potatoes; visited FDR’s summer home and Peggy’s Cove; had great food; went to an oyster farm—-to name just some of the fun things. Our guide, Don Lynch, was the best.
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From Grand Circle Travel

Grand Circle Travel offers distinctive international vacations for older Americans. Established in 1958 by Ethel Andrus, educator and founder of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), we view world travel as a powerful lever for lifelong learning. We make it accessible through trips that deliver unmatched discoveries, leisurely pacing, more travel choices, and comprehensive value.

Our values are the foundation upon which our company is built. They are what our beliefs and actions are derived from. Our values shape our decisions, give direction to our growth, and allow us to measure our progress.

Teamwork: We believe in groups of people who work together to create excellent results, solve difficult problems, support each other personally and professionally, and recognize their success. In a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment each member of the team is critical for success. Empowered teams are committed to taking the necessary actions to ensure that the team will reach its goals. Every member must be fully accountable for the team’s and one’s own personal results.

Thriving in Change: In these times of rapid change, global competition, and high volatility in the travel industry, we must be prepared to change course and move forward. Being well organized may sometimes be less important than moving quickly. The goal is for each of us to maximize our effectiveness, and ultimately our success, in an unpredictable and ever-changing environment.

Quality: Our decisions must be made and actions taken in accordance with high standards of quality and service. Quality can be subjective, and in our business quality often involves a compromise between speed and perfection. When the level of quality required is in question, we will operate to the high standards expected by our customers. Excellence in our quality will continually enhance our repeat business and ultimately our financial performance.

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19 days
Group Tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 4,495

Highlights

  • Explore Sydney
  • Visit a local winery, sampling vintages and learning about the wine-making process in New Zealand
  • Visit Rotorua Museum
  • Explore Queensland you'll discover the spectacular Twin Rivers on a thrilling hour-long optional jet-boat ride.
  • Experience an amazing Milford Sound cruise
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Highlights

  • Visit two fascinating picturesque destinations on the outskirts of Halifax: Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg.
  • Get an opportunity to visit Grand-Pré National UNESCO Historical Site
  • Visit Gaelic College, exclusive Discovery Series event
  • Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Visit to the Millbrook Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum
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15 days
Group Tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 2,895

Highlights

  • Visit Madrid, the highest capital city in Europe
  • Visit amazing medieval Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and capital of Spain until the 16th century
  • Experience walking tour of beautiful Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit one of the city's greatest attractions: the Prado Museum
  • Explore  Malaga is the main city of coastal Andalucia.
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Highlights

  • Experience Vancouver's exotic and expansive Chinatown
  • Discover awesome Banff National Park
  • Visit Whistler enjoy the scenic drive and walking tour
  • Explore Jasper National Park
  • Experience amazing tour of the Canadian Rockies which will also, takes you to Lake Louise
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