Now with more choices than ever
Maximize your value and create the vacation that’s right for you
Grand Circle travelers have long expressed the desire to decide exactly where they’re going, how they get there, and when they wish to leave. That’s why we developed a variety of choices that enhance the value of every trip we offer so you can create the vacation that works best for you.
Choose to make your own air arrangements
When you opt to make your own air arrangements, you’ll benefit from the exceptional value of our Cruise- or Land-Only option: We’ve managed to lower these prices—from $200 to $1000 less per couple than they were in 2012, and from $200 to $800 less per couple than they were in 2013—on several of our trips.
Plus, all of our trips now include the option of purchasing airport transfers directly to and from your ship or hotel from $100 per person. Rest assured that your fellow travelers will be there waiting for you at the start of your trip, so you won’t miss a thing—and you won’t have to worry about finding them when you arrive.
If you’re looking for alternative air routings and carriers, we’re here
to help you. We’ll work with you to explore the routing and
airline options that best meet your specific travel needs.
Have you been accumulating frequent flyer miles from various airlines over the years? Don't let them go to waste—redeem them when you make your own international flight arrangements, directly with the airline of your choice, to add even more value to your trip.
And now, when you purchase our Land Tour-only option, you can extend your Travel Protection Plan coverage to your independently made air arrangements—protecting your airline tickets, frequent flyer miles, luggage, and more.
Or, you can still book your airfare with us, upgrading to business or premium economy class if you’d like.
Extend your discoveries with pre- and post-trip extensions
Many Grand Circle travelers have shared that they simply don’t want their trips to end. With an array of trip extensions to choose from, you have the chance to experience more of the places you’ve traveled so far to see. Plus, you lower your average per-day costs because you’re taking advantage of your already included international airfare.
Combine two or more trips to maximize your value
Many of our travelers choose to take another trip directly after their first one ends. We’ve already combined two of our popular River Cruises to form one comprehensive vacation taking you from Amsterdam to Bucharest—our Grand European Cruise—and you’ll pay $3,400 less per couple than you’d pay if you took the two River Cruises separately.
Or, perhaps you’d like to create your own “back to back” trip. Some of our travelers have taken two, three, or even more “back to back” trips before flying home.
“Break away” before or after your trip
The ideal travel experience for many is a mix of scheduled tours and activities, with time for unplanned discoveries on your own. When you “break away” before or after your trip for a day, a week, or even a month, you give yourself a chance to do your own independent exploration. This could mean arriving a few days early for a fresh start or staying overnight in a connecting city before or after your trip. Many of our travelers choose to arrive a few days before the tour begins to re-energize after the long international flight.
Upgrade your cabin and deck category to suit your needs
If you’re upgrading your airfare class to ensure your comfort during your flight, why not do the same and choose the ship cabin or deck category that best fits your needs? Perhaps you’d like to be close to the elevator, dining room, or even your friend’s cabin—we’ll help you select the cabin that accommodates what works best for you. Plus, when you upgrade to a Serenade Deck cabin on one of our River Cruises, you’ll enjoy your own private balcony.
If you’re interested in any of these options, let your Travel Counselor know when you call to reserve your trip.