Guided Travel

What to Know When Booking

Why Should You Go Guided with Collette?

Ever wanted to travel the world but were not sure how? Piecing together a comprehensive journey can be an overwhelming task given all the details with airlines, accommodations, transportation, meals, sightseeing and more. Leave behind the stress of planning and let Collette’s innovative tours make your travel dreams come true.

First, what is a guided tour?

Your Collette tour includes your sightseeing, entertainment, admissions to museums and other venues, hotels, many meals featuring local specialties, and the services of a professional tour manager.

From choosing the right hotels, to finding the perfect blend of must-see’s and off-the-beaten path inclusions, so many pieces come together to create an extraordinary travel experience.
We seamlessly handle all the details – all you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

The Freedom of Touring

Sure, by using up a lot of your time and effort you would be able to put together what looks like a good trip. But do you really want to return home and discover that you missed something because you didn't know about it ahead of time? We encourage you to treat yourself to the freedom of touring. We plan ahead so you don’t have to worry about the details. Plus, this planning means we pass on volume buying power which translates into a 40 percent savings compared to doing it on your own. And who needs the pressure of spending precious time to get a trip right when this might be your only chance to visit Australia, Argentina, or America’s National Parks?

Travel with Experts

Throughout its 96 years as a family-run operation, Collette has built a team of experts who are passionate about making travel a part of everyone’s life.

  • Creating. Collette’s Product Managers circle the globe, designing every element of your travel experience. They do it all, so you can simply enjoy the adventure.
  • Planning. The Collette team is always available to assist you. Whether it’s a request for more information, making a reservation, or finding ways to personalize your trip, we are waiting to help.
  • Leading. Part tour guide, part confidant, part concierge, Collette’s Tour Managers are with you throughout your travel experience. It’s like traveling with a trusted friend.

How to Select Your Guided Tour

Decisions about travel shouldn’t be taken lightly. So we have put together a short guide to point you in the right direction of experiencing the benefits of touring. Sometimes, it’s just great to be able to ask yourself a few questions in order to arrive at your destination. Of course, feel free to call us anytime with questions.

Start by making a list of factors that might help to weed out certain locations. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What is the first place that pops into your mind?
  • Have you ever created a bucket list?
  • Are there specific regions you enjoy frequenting because of weather?
  • Are architecture and history more important than beaches and sun?
  • What types of cuisine do you enjoy?

Tour Type

Have you considered what type of tour you’re looking for? Collette offers a variety of product lines and tour types.

Itinerary

Do you have only a few days, or do you have the opportunity to travel for months at a time? You might consider a trip closer to home if you only have a few days. Traveling to Australia and New Zealand takes a bit longer to get there, so you’ll want to take this into account.

Price

Price is always a tough subject, but we’re confident that you won’t find a guided tour with such enriching locations where you can absorb the lives and surroundings of other cultures at the price that Collette offers. It’s all about value for your money.

Departure Dates

Consider what dates work best in your schedule. Also think about the best time of year to visit a particular location. Have you always wanted to see the San Antonio River Walk at Christmas? Be sure to check out our holiday tours! 

Look Beyond The List Price

On the surface, tours from various operators may appear the same. Make a careful measure of the inclusions vs. options. A low “starting at” rate does not always make for a good tour. You may pay more in the long run when you account for the extras that we consider to be part of the experience.
A competitor’s advertised price indicates land and air, but customarily excludes additional fees such as taxes, facilities charges, immigration charges, customs fees, fuel surcharges and credit card fees. Collette’s long-standing history in the industry, strong buying power and currency trading warrants incredible value so our advertised price includes all necessary fees. You won’t be surprised with additional charges when it’s time to check out.

We’re Here to Help

If you start to feel overcome with all the rich travel information, feel free to stop by your local travel agent or pick up the phone and call one of Collette’s dedicated customer service representatives. We also partner with wonderful groups (churches, banks, chambers of commerce, etc.) to bring the same tour experience to an organized group. Collette and our valued travel agents and group leaders will help you pick the best trip. 

We look forward to showing you the world!