Travel in Your Own Bubble: Our favourite Small Group Tours

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Published 22 October 2020

Flight Centre Author


Emese Graham

Content Manager


We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth saying again: small group tours are one of our favourite ways to explore the world – especially now that there are more private tour options than ever before.

With private tours, you can travel in your own “bubble” of family and friends, no matter where your journey takes you.

And if you’re wondering whether you have enough people to qualify for a private tour, you’d be surprised. Depending on the tour provider, your bubble can be as few as 4 or even 2 people! Talk about exclusive.

Whether you’ve been enjoying private small group tours for years or you’re curious about trying one now for your peace of mind, have a look at some of our top picks for 2021 getaways.


The Croatian with Globus

Duration: 11 Days

Start: Zagreb

End: Dubrovnik

Destinations: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Postojna, Opatija, Pula, Plitvice, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dubrovnik

Another day, another UNESCO Heritage Site! Experience Croatia’s most famous icons and hidden gems, all on one spectacular journey. Come face to face with natural wonders, frozen chapters of history, and sparkling beachfronts.

This tour is available for private bookings with groups of 1 person to 24 people (and it’s on sale!*) Ask your Flight Centre Groups Expert about Globus’ reduced rates for groups of 8 or more, their custom itineraries for groups of 20 travellers or more, and their complimentary 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan.


Mexico Real Food Adventure with Intrepid Travel

Duration: 9 Days

Start: Mexico City

End: Huatulco

Destinations: Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Huatulco

If you measure life, not in minutes, but in enchiladas, this foodie trip was designed for you. Enjoy a 9-day progressive feast through Mexico’s diverse culinary regions. Get a taste of pre-Hispanic, traditional, and contemporary dishes all against a backdrop of Mexico’s gorgeous landscapes.

You can enjoy this adventure as a private tour with a group of 2 or more travellers. Ask your Group Travel Expert about customizing your Tailor-Made Private Group and about Intrepid Travel’s updated flexible booking policy.



Sailing Saint Lucia and the Grenadines with G Adventures

Duration: 8 Days

Start: Rodney Bay

End: Rodney Bay

Destinations: Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tobago Cays

Some of the world’s treasures are only accessible by boat. Set sail on the Caribbean for a lackadaisical small ship adventure through the picture-perfect Windward Islands. There’ll be plenty of time to swim, snorkel, hike, and stretch out on a sandy beach.

You can book this private tour with a group of 8 and save 50% on the 8th spot. Plus, enjoy extra savings for a limited time*! Ask your Flight Centre Groups Expert about G Adventures’ book and travel with confidence policies for extra peace of mind.



Peru, Iguaza & Rio with On The Go

Duration: 13 days

Start: Lima

End: Rio de Janeiro

Destinations: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls (Argentina), Rio De Janeiro, Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

Do a deep dive into Peru’s most well-loved cities (lost and otherwise), then throw in a colourful detour to Iguazu Falls and Brazil’s capital. Your South American adventure will uncover underground crypts, stunning lookouts, beautiful beaches, and living cultures.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 travellers or more. Ask your Flight Centre group travel agent about tailoring your guided tour for a perfect fit for your group.



Castles & Kingdoms with Luxury Gold

Duration: 21 Days

Start: London

End: Shannon

Destinations: London, Bath, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, English Lake District, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Glendalough, Kilkenny, Blarney, Rink of Kerry, Limerick, County Mayo, Ashford Castle, Shannon

Two islands, limitless possibilities. Make a lifetime’s worth of memories while crisscrossing England, Yorkshire, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland with an enlightening guide. In true Luxury Gold style, you’ll even have the chance to chat with a duchess in her castle gardens.

Luxury Gold offers tailor-made private tours for groups of as few as 10 travellers. Ask your Group Travel Expert about booking your trip with only a $99 deposit, and for more information about Luxury Gold’s 30-day refund guarantee policy*.



Best of Paris with Trafalgar

Duration: 8 Days

Start: Paris

End: Paris

Destinations: Paris, (Normandy), Versailles, (Giverny)

You haven’t seen Paris like this. Enjoy a thrilling hands-on Parisian getaway with your loved ones. You’ll learn to make your own perfumes, bake some sweet treats with a local chef, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at Chez Paul. And that’s only scratching the surface.

Book your private tour with a group of as few as 12 travellers. Ask your Flight Centre Group Expert about securing your trip for only $99, plus Trafalgar’s 3-day booking hold option and flexible change policies*.



Wonders of Turkey with Costsaver

Duration: 10 Days

Start: Istanbul

End: Istanbul

Destinations: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamon, Troy, Çanakkale, Gallipoli

Wonders is right! This tremendous guided tour manages to squeeze in one surreal experience after another in just ten days. Visit the Cotton Castle springs, see that wooden horse in Troy, watch the Whirling Dervishes, and blush at the pillars of Paşabağı.

You can experience this adventure as a private tour with a group of just 12 people. Ask your Flight Centre group travel agent about Costsaver’s 3-day booking hold, $99 trip deposit, and flexible change options*!



Best of Italy with Insight Vacations

Duration: 11 Days

Start: Rome

End: Rome

Destinations: Rome, Vatican City, Villa Machiavelli, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Assisi, Umbria, Monte Cassino, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii

Watch the art of glass blowing in Murano, get the VIP tour of the Vatican City, tour the Isle of Capri in a convertible taxi. Every moment of this extraordinary escape shows you a new side of Italy to fall in love with.

This private tour is available for groups of as few as 12 travellers. Ask your Flight Centre Groups Expert about Insight Vacations’ flexible booking conditions and limited time sale*!



Tropical Costa Rica with Collette

Duration: 9 Days

Start: San Jose

End: San Jose

Destinations: San Jose, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal

You’ve always been drawn to Costa Rica – now’s your chance to do it right! Experience cloud forest, not with a half-day trip, but by spending two full nights. Journey through Caño Negro by riverboat, spotting wildlife all along the way. Experience all that makes Costa Rica’s pura vida so rich.

Like all of Collette tours, you can experience this trip with a private group of as few as 10 travellers. Ask our Group Experts about Collette’s limited time sale, plus no-fee changes for extra peace of mind*.


Group travel consultations are always free! Get in touch with a Group Expert today to find your travel deal.

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