Due to the popular demand for Trafalgar’s and Insight Vacations’ collection of brand new luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van small group tours, the global guided tour operators have added new itineraries that explore the great outdoors of Southern California, Arizona and more.
“There has been tremendous interest in small group tours. We knew this was going to be a successful program when we started seeing more interest in in-depth domestic travel experiences”, said Melissa DaSilva, president of TTC Tour Brands, North America. “With a small group capacity of no more than 17 guests, travellers will experience luxurious journeys with stays in boutique hotels and explore areas of California, Arizona, Utah and the U.S. National Parks that are not accessible to larger groups.”
Trafalgar’s Small Group Active Tours take guests on off-the-beaten-path journeys to breathtaking national parks on itineraries such as Desert National Parks of California; Yellowstone, The Tetons and Glacier National Park; and Yosemite and Lassen Volcanic National Park Discovery.
Each itinerary offers guests the opportunity for in-depth exploration of the national parks to discover their unique histories and landscapes with the chance for a more active adventure.
On California Coast Food and Wine Trail, travellers will explore the beauty of Southern California through the indulgent tastes and breathtaking views of the coastal region.
Travellers can also take a deep dive into the red rocks of Arizona on the Arizona Discovery and the Grand Canyon itinerary with visits to Sedona, Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon.
Each of these five itineraries offer in-depth MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences that focus on sustainable practices, Native American cultural preservation and appreciation for the natural world.
Insight Vacations’ limited-edition tours include two new itineraries across Southern California: On California’s Coastal Vistas and Vineyards, guests can venture to the region’s natural coasts and scenic vineyards - from Santa Monica, to Ventura, and Santa Barbara – or explore the state’s iconic Joshua Tree National Park, the charming city of San Diego and the glamourous desert-isle of Palm Springs on the Southern California and Joshua Tree National Park tour.
For National Park enthusiasts, guest can embark on Insight’s new Iconic National Parks of Utah journey, exploring the state’s popular national parks, such as Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Capital Reef National Park. Each of these itineraries offers guests the ability to immerse in responsible travel activities that work to preserve local wildlife and preserve Native American culture through MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences.
Trafalgar’s and Insight Vacations' collection of regional, small group van tours allow guests to travel in style on a customized fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans that include an intimate group of no more than 17 guests, and a two-person on the road team of a Travel Director and expert driver.
The sprinter vans each feature spacious seats, overhead luggage, outlets and USB ports, a TV monitor, and a filtered water dispenser to provide guests with a stress-free and relaxing journey from start to finish.
These small group tours will give travellers more access to deeply immersive experiences in locations that aren’t available to large groups, with a heightened degree of personalized service and a private atmosphere.
Included on every tour are Trafalgar’s and Insight’s sustainable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences, designed to advance the United Nations Global Goals and positively impact our travellers and the communities we visit, and provide a variety of optional experiences to choose from.