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Offering coach touring and small group explorations around the world since 1918, Collette prides itself on their 4 star accommodation with 5 star service and inclusions. Collette's inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special.
TOTAL TRIPS: 160
AGE RANGE: 5-99 Years
BUDGET: Premium
  42 Reviews (4.5/5)

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Popular Destinations View all Explore the following regions on one of 160 tours with Collette

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Travel Styles View all Popular ways to travel with Collette

Collette Classic Collection
Classic Collection

Each of Collettes classic tours showcase a destination. Four star hotels with five star inclusions, travel with an average group size of 32 people (max 44) and delve into new worlds, cultures and flavours like never before.

Collette Explorations
Explorations

If you want to delve a little deeper into a destination and to focus on culinary experiences or cultural immersions, perhaps you prefer unique accommodation that simply captures the uniqueness of a destination, then these are the small group tours are for you.

Collette Spotlights
Spotlights

A Collette Spotlight tour gives you the opportunity to really get to know a place and see everything it has to offer and means you only have to unpack once. These tours are slightly shorter itineraries so perfect to fit in that extra trip you wanted to do.

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The Emerald Isle     2 , NSW, Australia, Oct 2023
I’ve just returned from a 14 day Collette tour of Ireland. An initial google search led me to Global Journeys, and a very efficient agent, Rachael, was assigned to look after me. The planning and booking process was smooth and any queries I had, Rachael was very timely in her response. The tour itself was amazing. No words to describe the beauty of ...read more Ireland and the friendliness of its people. Our tour manager and driver were excellent. I highly recommend Global Journeys to organise your dream holiday.
Well put together and professional     0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Collette are a US company and cater to those needs of that market, so accommodation was in general of very good quality and the lovely group of people were almost all well travelled and return clients. There was care taken with food and water quality, and excellent qualifed Egyptologist guide in Egypt who gave us an excellent experience. The quality ...read more of the Nile cruise was outstanding, a beautiful ship with great food, no comparison with the other ships we saw doing the same route except possibly the dedicated river cruise companies. Worth noting that while this was peak season, supposedly cooler it was unseasonably and often unbearably hot, often 45-47 degrees, which produced a real aircon problem at our Nubian hotel. And the crowds were horrendous everywhere- our guide did a good job of getting us places when crowds were minimal. His expertise and kindness were exceptional.

The Jordan guide was fairly uninterested in our group - it was just a job for him, he never knew our names or tried to help anyone having difficulties, resulting in some dissatisfaction, but he was competent. The wonders of Egypt are amazing, but there is a cost in patience and resilience - the pace is pretty relentless at times, getting around to everything, and there are relentless vendors and demands for tipping. Our guide really tried to mitigate this and it was a quality experience, helped by only 23 people, who were all such enjoyable companions.
Discover Scotland   2 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
This was such a great tour. The accommodation was excellent with a friendly and cultural feel. Lots of great meal inclusions which was a surprise. The included activities were varied and fun. This was really due to the tour guide, bus driver, local guides and of course our fellow passengers. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat!
An Unforgettable Journey   0 , NSW, Australia, May 2023
The whole trip to Norway was one long highlight. There was so much to see and do that we were happily exhausted at the end of each day. We have never taken so many photos. Everywhere you look is another photo opportunity. The food was too good.
Spectacular Scenery of the Pacific Northwest USA     2 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2023
The highlights of the trip for me were the spectacular mountain scenery of Oregon, the scenic journey down the coast from Newport, the jetboat ride along the Rogue River, and the walk through the amazing Redwoods at Humbolt Redwoods State Park, California. All the hotels on the tour were of a high standard and well-located, particularly the hotel in ...read more San Francisco, which was very close to Union Square and the cable-car terminus.

Our guide could not have been more well-informed and helpful. Well done Janice. Ditto Tim our driver. As a suggestion, it would be helpful to know before departure that only a quite small carry-on is possible on the coach. A standard airline carry-on is too large. Luckily I had a small backpack with me for daily needs. It was great that we could charge phones onboard.
Not so magical Christmas Markets   0 , VIC, Australia, Nov 2022
Unfortunately our tour in Innsbruck had a change of hotels in the middle of the tour on our free day and placed us on the outskirts of town due to apparently overbooking of hotel. There was nothing around to see or eat. Even though they compensated with the odd meal it was really repetitive. Pancakes, soup, pork etc becomes unbearable to eat after 5 ...read more days. I would not have booked this if I knew of changes as it defeated the purpose of the tour itinerary.

Then this tour was a tour within a tour there where 38 people booked as a group then there where 12 extras. So it was all about the others and we felt left out. I would not recommend this tour I could have done better by myself and cheaper and stayed in the heart of town as the brochure stated. The only upside was the change of the hotel in Munich. That was very nice and in a great position for our further travels. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable but some people walked all over him by not showing up on time and walking off. Finally it was a lot of money for what it was, thanks.
Wonderful tour of Costa Rica     2 , OK, United States, Nov 2022
I do not normally travel with guided tours but decided to try it for this trip due to lack of planning time. This was such a good experience! Tracey with Global Journeys was very helpful in guiding us through our booking process and helping us prepare for the trip. Our Collette tour manager Guillermo was very knowledgeable and really cared about each ...read more of the people on the tour having a great experience in his country. Our tour group only had 19 people in it, and we were all a little family by the end of our 2 weeks together. The hotels were very nice, the food was good, and the wildlife was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone considering it!
Brilliant 14 night tour of Ireland   4 , SA, Australia, Jul 2022
Perfect small group tour of 10 people covering Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Donegal, Eniskillen, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny and lots in between. Well paced with plenty of activities balanced with good free time. Hotels, food, scenery, culture, history, fun, all amazing. Brilliant tour guide Kevin Byron Murphy and driver David Ryan. Font of knowledge and ...read more humor. Suited me well as a mid 60s solo female. The group was a good mix of singles and couples, all in their 60s and 70s - all lovely people

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Explorations

Explorations (2024-25)

Break away from the crowd... dive deeper... Discover the world around you and more of yourself with every journey. On a small group Explorations tour, the group is made up of a maximum of 24 travellers who’ll share the road, a few meals, and many special...more moments throughout the journey. Travel in ways that are authentic, connected, and extraordinary.
Worldwide

Worldwide (2024-25)

Collette's 106th travel season now offers you 170+ tours to all 7 continents. Your favourites are back with 9 new tours in our lineup. Look for small group tours, destination spotlights, and find your next adventure. (Note: 100MB Download)
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Join Collette for the holiday of a lifetime
Join Collette for the holiday of a lifetime

Collette have partnered with Global Journeys to offer travellers in Australia access to over 120 tours worldwide that serve up an extraordinary holiday experience. Collette's worldwide team of experts that combine just the right ingredients: flights, transfers, accommodation, unrivalled sightseeing and professional Tour Managers.

Their team carefully designs each itinerary to feature an inclusive blend of must-see sites, immersive experiences, strategically located hotels and culinary events. With Collette, you get more on tour, so you can say you did it all!

100 years of Touring Experiences
100 years of Touring Experiences

Collette is a third generation, family-owned travel company with their head office in the United States and local offices in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. From humble beginnings, Collette began running tours throughout New England and into Canada in 1918 and then, in 1927, the company transferred its base of operations to the New England Transportation Company Terminal in Providence, Rhode Island.

When Dan Sullivan, Sr. purchased Collette it was a small company. Now, Collette employs hundreds of people around the world. So much has changed, but as the company thrives in its third generation of family ownership, the heart and soul of Collette remains the same.

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New England Bucket List

18 May, 2023

New England Bucket List

There’s something about New England that makes you feel at home. It could be the simple way of living, the pleasures of the great outdoors, or the fact that there’s a little bit of everything here for everyone. History buff? You’ll love the Old Colony State, Massachusetts. Beach bum? Coastal...

2022 & 23 Collette Explorations

24 September, 2021

2022 & 23 Collette Explorations

Collette has released its expanded Small Group Explorations program with dates through to May 2023. Guests can book with confidence knowing Collette’s Cancellation Policy assures a full money-back refund in the event any tour cannot go ahead, resulting in Collette refunding over AU$165m...

Collette: The Travelling Well Experience

29 June, 2020

Collette: The Travelling Well Experience

Collette simply cannot wait to start travelling the world again, and in preparation to do so they have created their ‘Travelling Well Experience’. The Travelling Well Experience is Collette’s commitment to your wellbeing and enjoyment. Collette recognise that each guest deserves a memorable...

Open Your Heart to the Emerald Isle (and save $400 pp with Collette*)

04 March, 2020

Open Your Heart to the Emerald Isle (and save $400 pp with Collette*)

Open your heart to Ireland’s warm and welcoming culture, stately castles, verdant landscapes, and friendly locals. It’s time to discover Ireland’s spectrum of beauty and charm. Idyllic countryside, vibrant people, complex history, and hearty cuisine abound in Ireland. Collette has been making...

Collette Tour FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Collette

What is the difference between a twin room and a double room?
In certain countries, hotel rooms tend to be smaller than the Australian standard accommodation. A double room is designed to accommodate two people, but may not have two separate beds. A twin-bedded room has two separate beds of any size, and is the type most commonly utilised.
Are single and triple rooms always available?
On many tours, triple and single rooms are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Be advised that single rooms are often smaller.
Can my children travel on tour?
Children over the age of 5 may travel on a Collette tour accompanied by an adult. Child land rates are valid for ages 5-12, sharing a room with two full-paying adults.
Is there a lot of walking on tour?
We pride ourselves on bringing travellers the very best experiences a destination offers. Our itineraries include many activities and may consist of walking on uneven terrain or significant walking at times. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict coaches, especially in historic...read more areas. Some hotels/lodges in remote locations may not have elevators. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes.
What is not included in the tour price?
The land price does not include international air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.
Would my tour date ever be changed?
Whilst it is unlikely, Collette does reserve the right to cancel a tour prior to departure. Should this happen, Collette will make every effort to put you on another departure date. If an alternate cannot be found, a full refund will be made. Air booked through Collette will be protected. We cannot be held responsible...read more for penalties incurred if you have secured your own air.
Can I make changes to my reservation?
Should you decide to change your reservation after initial booking, a handling fee of $25 per transaction will be charged (*no additional charges from Global Journeys). A change of tour date, tour itinerary or passenger name, within the guidelines of the cancellation policy, will be treated as a cancellation and...read more regular cancellation fees may apply.
What is Collette's Travel Protection cover?
If you choose to pay an up-front fee of $95pp (land only) or $195pp (land & air if purchased with Collette through Global Journeys), you can receive a full refund of all payments (including deposit), except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of your travel plans forany reasonprior to...read more the day of departure. Let me know if you wish to include this in your quote. More details & benefits.
Are airport and hotel transfers available?
We can organise transfers through Collette for the first and last day of the tour at an additional cost of $120 per person, roundtrip. Some restrictions may apply. Roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers are provided for all passengers who purchase airfare through Collette & Global Journeys. All transfers...read more leave at prescheduled times.  All passengers who purchase pre- and post hotel nights through Collette may also purchase transfers to/from the airport and the pre- or post-hotel.
What is Collette Chauffeur?
It's your ticket to and from the airport. This service is available for all tour bookings. This personalised service is included in all Australian capital cities within a 40km radius from the international airport. *Service is available between 41 and 70 kilometres for a small fee.
Do I need to tip on my Collette tour?
For all tours gratuities are an additional cost. If you wish to pre-pay gratuities I can add them to your booking (approximately $11-14 per person, per day). If you don't want to pre-pay the gratuities, then these are paid at the conclusion of your tour and the amount paid is at your discretion.
What is The Collette Passport Club?
The Collette Passport Club is designed to celebrate Collette's valued guests with travel benefits, gifts and special recognition.

Passport Club Adventurer (1–2 completed tours) you'll receive a 5% Loyalty Credit on your next Collette tour when it’s completed within 12 months of your most recent...read more tour departure date or a 3% Loyalty Credit on tours completed within 13-24 months.

Passport Club Explorer (3+ completed tours) In addition to the perks of Passport Club Adventurer, you’ll receive $100 of credit towards purchasing optional tour components or upgrades when travel is completed within 24 months of the most recent tour departure date.

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