As the recognized experts in guided European vacations and river cruises, we work closely with our award-winning travel partners — Trafalgar, Insight, and Uniworld — to curate experiences for today’s active, mature, America traveler.
Your Dream Destinations:
Whether you want to explore historic sites on a guided vacation or dream of seeing the sights aboard a relaxing river cruise, we’ve selected the best trips. No matter where your journey takes you — from shopping the Alpine Christmas markets or the bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, to the thrilling slopes of the Matterhorn or the breathtaking beauty of the French countryside, you explore stunning scenery and meet incredible cultures every step of the way.
Up Close and Very Personal:
Whether you choose a guided vacation or river cruise, you’ll be totally immersed in local culture, cuisine, and customs. A seasoned, English-speaking Travel Director leads every trip. Not only do they take you behind the scenes and introduce you to local specialists along the way, they also handle all the details — no matter how small — so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about schedules, prices, or directions. Throughout your trip, you’ll enjoy wines and meals that highlight the unique flavors and culture of your destination. Expert local guides take you behind the scenes in every city. Plus, you’ll enjoy priority access and skip to the front of the line at popular historic sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Vatican Museum.
Preferred Travel Provider to AARP Members:
Since 2009, Grand European Travel has been a preferred travel provider for AARP, offering special discounts and value-added for its members. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities.
Expertly Planned Trips:
You can choose your dream vacation and rest easy knowing we have approved every aspect of your trip.
From your very first call to one of our Travel Specialists, we are dedicated to providing you with the service and attention to detail our guests rely on. We’ll help you choose from more than 150 carefully curated itineraries to find your ideal mix of organized site seeing, freedom to explore on your own, and authentic food and accommodations.
We work hard to bring you the best value for your vacation dollar. We have contracts with major airlines, hotels, and restaurants that can save you up to 40% over traveling independently. Our River
Cruises are truly all inclusive. You’ll enjoy unlimited beverages onboard, including wine and beer, complimentary Wi-Fi access and planned shore exclusions, and more. All the important extras — including gratuities — are included at no extra cost.
“The purpose of Grand European Travel is simple – to help you find the perfect guided vacation or river cruise, whether it’s in Europe, Great Britain, North, South, or Central America…Asia or Africa. At the heart of it all we are passionate about helping you discover the magic of travel and global cultures.”