Collette Tours

Collette Tours
4.5 out of 5
32 Reviews

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Collette Tour Reviews (32)

32 Collette Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Amazing South America”
- VIC, Australia Nov 2019

Truly breathtaking sightseeing! We visited Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The planning and logistics involved to get us to the next destination must have been phenomenal. All went smoothly. We have done many trips in the past and we were extremely impressed with Collette and so were the other people in the group. Would travel again with Collette, in fact, look forward to doing so again soon. The countries we visited were very interesting and quite different from each other which made it more fascinating to see them. A special thank you to Yvonne and Global Journeys for providing us great service and assistance. Will continue to book with Global Journeys in future.

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“Touring the south of Italy”
- NSW, Australia Nov 2019

Great tour of Sicily with a very professional Tour Guide and most experienced bus driver. Stayed at very comfortable and clean hotels with breakfasts included. Tour included visits to famous sites as well as passage through rural areas with olive groves and citrus orchards and great eating experiences. The tour could have included an archaeological museum or two. On the whole a very enjoyable experience.

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“South America”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2019

Jemma did a great job of organising this holiday for us. It was amazing that we got to see 2 of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. It was also fascinating to spend time in towns like Cusco in Peru where there are beautiful old cathedrals, scenic and amazing views in Puerto Natales as well as the beautiful little town of El Calafate. We loved the food, culture and the music and not forgetting the amazing glaciers.There was a slight change in our itinerary due to the unrest in Santiago and Collette took good care of us by providing other activities. We had a great tour manager, Richardo Alvarado, and would definitely recommend Collette to our friends. Thanks again Jemma and Collette.

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“Finnish Finland ”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2019

We just loved Helsinki and the Lille Roberts Hotel which was located in easy walking distance to the town centre and markets. The local Helsinki dining experiences were good especially Emo. A brief introduction to Helsinki and local knowledge shared by our guide was reasonable. Unfortunately, the Lapland component of our tour was misrepresented which did not take into account seasonal variations to the advertised brochure. The tour was lack lustre and had too much individual time. There easily could have been more touring and places of interest included. At no time was our guide at fault; she went beyond the call of duty to make at least one day memorable for our group. Fault with this tour lands in the lap of Collette who sold an expensive tour which did not deliver.

Reply from Collette:
Thank you for your feedback on our Northern Lights of Finland tour. We are glad you had a great time in Helsinki and the tour guide looked after you. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy Lapland. Season and weather can change a tour’s original plans to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. As a result of your comments, we will look in to how we can improve the Lapland component of this tour for future groups.

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“Iceland and Northern Lights”
- SA, Australia Oct 2019

We would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see what Iceland has to offer. We saw some amazing scenery and were fortunate to see the lights even though it rained every day. Our guide was a bit too laid back, disorganised and even bought her granddaughter to our meet and greet meal which we thought was a bit unprofessional. The accommodation in Vik is 7 minutes out of town and set up like a summer camp with dormitory style bedrooms away from the reception and restaurant area. Meals were served buffet style and offered a large variety of tasty options. Be warned that everything in Iceland is very expensive to buy.

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“The Most Beautiful Scenery Imaginable”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2019 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

We have visited most European countries and although all of them are special in their own right, Slovenia and Croatia take first prize for the variety and incredible beauty they offer. This was our first tour with Collette and would use them again. Being met at the airport with a glass of wine was a new and welcome added extra. Kotor, Plitvice Lakes (featured in our photo) and Dubrovnik were the highlights. The tour was well organised, with a Croatian guide and excellent driver, who skilfully navigated the scenic, but high roads. This was a truly memorable trip. Thanks again to Georgie for arranging the trip.

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“Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2019

Overall the tour was OK. Hotels and locations of the hotels were good. However some of the coach journeys were long, especially from Budapest to Krakow and Krakow to Warsaw. Could have cut out going to Donaly in Slovakia as we only stopped for lunch there. Seemed a bit of a waste of time as we were then caught up in road works all the way to Warsaw which made the journey very slow. The coach driver and Tour Manager would have been aware of the road works and the day could have been better planned.

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“Stunning Scandinavia ”
- WA, Australia Jul 2019 1 Helpful Vote

We’ve just returned from an amazing tour through Scandinavia, culminating in a few days in the gorgeous city of Bergen, in Norway. Denmark and Norway exceeded our expectations in terms of their beauty. The city of Copenhagen is magical and with stunning sights to see and unique experiences, like the Tivoli Gardens, there is something for everyone. Similarly, Bergen in Norway was like being in a fairytale, with troll folklore and Viking history underpinning the story and beauty of Bergen, we were enthralled.

Our guide was a little new at this part of the world, but our local bus driver, Harald, kept her up to date with information. Accommodation was great, especially in Flam and Oslo. One thing we were not aware of is that Collette is an American company, and as such, we were the token Australians on the tour. We love Americans but we also love the homogenous nature of sharing a tour with people from multiple backgrounds, so if you are not American, be prepared for this.

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Travel Styles

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Collette 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
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
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.

The Collette Experience

Why you should choose to travel with Collette on your next adventure

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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Your guide to travelling with Collette Tours

Discover New Tours in Collette’s 2020 Explorations Collection 09 December, 2019
Discover New Tours in Collette’s 2020 Explorations Collection

Collette’s exciting new 2020 small group touring program, Explorations has more than 20 tours to choose from. Carefully crafted to provide unique immersive experiences, Explorations tours take a maxumum of 18 travellers off the beaten track to truly discover a destination and its culture. The..

Save BIG with Collette's Black Friday Sale 27 November, 2019
Save BIG with Collette's Black Friday Sale

Make 2020 the year your travel dreams come true on a Collette guided tour! For one week only you can save big with Collette’s Black Friday Sale. From the 27th November to 3rd of December, you can save 15% on tours to Europe, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and 10% on tours to North..

Discover Collette's 2020 Europe and Africa Tours 08 October, 2019
Discover Collette's 2020 Europe and Africa Tours

Distinct cultures. Ancient cities. Verdant Countryside. Mouthwatering cuisine. Uncover history and wonder around every turn when you explore Europe and Africa on a Collette tour. From expert tour guides to included meals and authentic, immersive experiences, embark on an incredible holiday..

Collette Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Collette

Before I book
What is the difference between a twin room and a double room?

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.

What size is a triple room?

A triple room is the same size as a twin bedded room and beds will accommodate three people, but we cannot guarantee three separate beds. If there are only two beds, a rollaway may be requested but cannot be guaranteed due to size of room and fire codes.

Can my children travel on tour with us?

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. If you are travelling with a child, it is your sole responsibility to ensure the child follows all safety rules of the tour.

Are single and triple rooms always available?

Triple and single rooms are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Be advised that single rooms are often smaller.

What is not included in the tour price?

The land price does not include 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.

Before I depart
Can I make changes to my reservation?

Should you decide to change your reservation after initial booking, Collette charge a handling fee of $25 per transaction. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within the guidelines of the cancellation policy will be treated as a cancellation and regular cancellation fees may apply.

What is Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service?

Collette's private chauffeur drive service is included on all air-inclusive Collette tours for customers within 40km of a major Australian international airport. These include Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney. A uniformed driver in an executive car will collect you from your home and take you to the international departure terminal. On your arrival back to Australia, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals terminal to take you home.

Note: This service is available for all Collette tour bookings when flights are included and Global Journeys book them with Collette directly.

Would my tour date ever be changed?

While it is unlikely, Collette does reserve the right to cancel any 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. Collette cannot be held responsible for penalties incurred if you secure your own flights.

On the road
When can I check into my hotel?

Normal check-in time is late afternoon. If you do have an early arrival, rooms may not always be available for immediate check-in.

Are attractions always available?

Access to some attractions or sites may be affected by local holidays, weather conditions or other circumstances. As a result, the days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilise your time on tour. Boat rides are weather permitting. Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months. When attractions are unavailable, other similar attractions will be substituted. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Is there a lot of walking on tour?

Collette itineraries include many activities and some 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. Some hotels/lodges in remote locations may not have elevators. For your comfort, Collette recommend bringing walking shoes.

Where do I meet my tour manager?

Your Collette tour manager will make contact with you at your first hotel. The hotel's address and phone number will be included in your documents.

What are optional experiences and when can I book them?

Yes, the majority of optional excursions and activities are available for advance purchase provided that you make your options purchase 15 days or more prior to the tour start date. There are benefits to prepurchasing options including a price guarantee once your tour is paid in full, so once payment is received in full, your preselected options are guaranteed by Collette. Although you can still purchase options while on tour, reserving them ahead of time ensures you a spot in the event that the activity sells out. Collette will provide a refund if you cancel a presold option prior to tour departure. Any presold options cancelled while on tour are nonrefundable.

Will I be able to get laundry done?

Most hotels do offer a laundry service and in some cities Laundromats are also available. However, it's sensible to try and pack enough clothing to avoid having to do laundry, as it can sometimes be costly or inconvenient.

Arrival & departure details
Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service

When you book a holiday with Collette you'll be able to start in style with their private chauffeur drive airport transfers. Collette take the hassle out of getting to the airport to start your holiday, by taking you in comfort from your front door to your departure terminal. When you return, your chauffeur driven private transfer will collect you from the airport and take you home, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee. Additional stops are not permitted on route.

Airport & Hotel Transfers

Roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers are provided for all passengers who purchase airfare through Collette & Global Journeys. These transfers do not apply to pre and post-night stays. Passengers who do not purchase airfare through us can purchase transfers (for the first and last day of the tour) at an additional cost from $120 per person, roundtrip. Some restrictions may apply. All transfers leave at prescheduled times.

Airport Transfers for Pre/Post Hotel Stays

All travellers who purchase pre and post hotel nights through Collette & Global Journeys may also purchase transfers to/from the airport and the pre or post hotel. Please request at the time of enquiry with your Global Journeys Travel Advisor.

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