Planning a
Group Vacation

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Traveling in a group can bring to light things you wouldn't have seen on your own. You may be introduced to new world-views. You might even end up making friends for life with new people you meet. Traveling with family and friends can be exciting and fun. It can also be a (teeny, tiny) bit stressful at times. 

Here are some of the best ways to get the most out of traveling with a group.

Pick the Destination Together

For some groups, deciding where and when to travel can be a tough decision. If your group isn't sure where it wants to go, encourage members to identify their top two locations or sites that they want see. Then look for trips that include as many of these choices as possible.

If your group is taking their first trip to Europe, you may want to consider one of our European panoramic vacations. Never be dismissive of someone’s idea. It might not appeal to you but it might be something that they've dreamed of doing for a long time and might even serve as an idea for your group’s next trip.

Book With GET & Go Guided

For over 40 years, GET has been the preferred choice for travelers looking for a hassle-free vacation. We are dedicated to ensuring that our guests have a stress-free travel experience from the moment they start planning. When you contact us, our team of dedicated Travel Specialists will assist you in finding the perfect trip for your group's ideal vacation in your chosen destination. We will take care of all the details - from securing the best prices, booking the best available flights, arranging transfers, securing travel insurance, and more. No matter where you travel, you will be in good hands with an exceptional team of local expert Travel Directors and 24-hour worldwide support teams, ensuring your comfort, safety, and security.

Book your group trip once you know your destination

With a destination or trip in mind, we recommend planning your travel dates 6-9 months ahead of time. It’s the best way to ensure that the trip you've chosen has enough space to accommodate your group. It is always helpful to have alternate dates in mind just in case your first choice is not available.

Top Trips for Groups

Traveling with a group of your friends or family is a ton of fun and the perfect recipe for a lifetime of laughs and memories. Check out our top picks for the perfect group or multi-generational family vacation

7 Day Europe Tour from Amsterdam to Paris
From $2,095 $1,886
Save Up To $518

 

8 Day Cruise from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
From $4,359 $3,599
Save Up To $790

 

9 Day Island Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
From $5,184

 

9 Day Spain Tour of Madrid, Seville, Granada
From $2,150
Save Up To $273

 

 

8 Day Costa Rica Tour from San Jose to Arenal
From $2,545

 

9 Day London and Paris Tour
From $3,395 $3,056
Save Up To $475

 

8 Day Cruise from Arles to Lyon
From $3,599 $2,099
Save Up To $2,000

 

9 Day Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise
From $3,575 $3,095
Save Up To $603

 

13 Day Italy Tour of Rome, Lake Como, Sorrento
From $3,850 $3,465
Save Up To $788

 

Pick a Patient, Positive, and Motivated Group 'Leader'

While not mandatory, this is one of the best ways to avoid the stress often associated with group trips. Planning and coordinating are much easier when the bulk of emails and phone calls are coming from one consistent party.

Before choosing a group leader, make sure that they actually want to do it. Don’t overly rely on this individual – last thing you want to do is leaving them feeling overwhelmed. Make sure to reward them for their hard work. We've helped thousands of travelers explore the world so we know for a fact that hours of detailed planning and open communication lead to the success of a great vacation.

Make Time to Explore on Your Own

Just because you’re traveling with a group doesn't mean you have to do everything together. You will always have a little time to explore on your own during your free time or sign up for Optional Experiences.  Not everyone in your group has to do the same thing. Remember, not everyone has the same interests and while some may be more interested in visiting museums, others may enjoy sitting in a café. There are so many ways to make your travel experience more enriching.

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