About Us

Grand Circle Family of Travel Companies

When you discover the world with the Grand Circle family, you can travel by ship, explore by land, or do a little of both. The choice is yours ...

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Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our culture started from the minute we decided to acquire Grand Circle in 1985, and it has been shaped by countless events and people over our history. Parts of our culture were very well considered, such as when we crafted a Vision and a Mission and identified the Values we believed in.

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Our History

Ethel Andrus, a retired teacher and principal, had a vision of helping Americans lead more vital, challenging, and politically active lives. Pursuing this dream, she founded the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)—and Grand Circle Travel—in 1958.

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Traveler Celebration Events

Our regional Traveler Celebration Events are opportunities for you to meet other world travelers who share your passion for learning and discovery, swap travel stories, and give us feedback on how we can to make your experience even better—plus, you’ll be one of the first to preview upcoming trips.

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Upcoming Events in Boston

If you live in or around Greater Boston, or plan to visit the area in the future, I hope you’ll consider joining Grand Circle in Harriet’s Corner—the special space in our Boston headquarters that serves as a physical embodiment of the “virtual” community we share online.

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Environmental Policy

Grand Circle is committed to lessening our impact on the planet, while encouraging our suppliers and customers to do the same.

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Directions to Grand Circle Travel

Grand Circle Travel is located at 347 Congress Street in Boston, Massachusetts, across from the Fire Museum.

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