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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.
AGE RANGE: 5-99 Years
BUDGET: Premium
  37 Reviews (4.4/5)

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Collette Reviews (37) View all 37 Collette reviews from past clients of Global Journeys

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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     1 , 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   0 , 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
Great Tour   2 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
The tour was just the right amount of time, with adequate time to do your own thing plus interesting and well planned activities. The number of the participants was also really good - about 35 of us so we got to know most people over the 9 days. One thing I was disappointed with was that even though the tour says it was for 9 days it really in essence ...read more was only 7, as day 1 was nothing, just checking in to the hotel for the evening and day 9 again was nothing just checking out of the hotel in the morning. So I think it is a bit misleading to call it a 9 day tour. The hotels were all of a very good standard, only one was below par because when we arrived to our room we found the bathroom had not been cleaned. The hotel rooms were all very spacious and all had 2 double sized beds. The ease of booking through Global Journeys was fantastic - great communication throughout the whole process so would definitely book through them again.
Colors of Morocco   0 , California , United States, Sep 2021
This Collette tour turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve had traveling with a tour group. All the overnight stays were at nice locations, especially the Sahara camp with the unique accommodations, dromedary ride and scenery. That was one of my favorite stops. Our travel manager, Mohamed Merri and most of the local guides were excellent ...read more with a lot of expertise.
Amazing South America   2 , 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, ...read more 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.
Touring the south of Italy   8 , 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 ...read more museum or two. On the whole a very enjoyable experience.
South America   2 , 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 ...read more 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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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

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.

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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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2022 & 23 Collette Explorations

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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...

Experience the Oberammergau Passion Play with Collette

21 February, 2020

Experience the Oberammergau Passion Play with Collette

Straight from the pages of a storybook, in the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau, people congregate from all across the world every 10 years to witness the powerful performance called the Passion Play. Collette’s experienced team have been sharing the magic of the Passion Play with...

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?

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.

What is Collette's Travel Protection cover?

From $95 per person (payable at time of deposit) you will be refunded should you cancel your guided holiday for any reason up to 24 hours before your trip departs (Land only). More details & benefits. Let me know if you wish to include this in your quote.

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.

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.

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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