Our worldwide fleet of private river ships—many of which are award-winning—was custom-built especially to meet the needs of our travelers. Whether you’re in Europe or Russia, you’ll travel exclusively with other Americans—for the ultimate in camaraderie.
Our Small Ship Cruise Tours in Panama and Antarctica feature small ships that we’ve privately chartered for the exclusive use of our small groups.
No matter where in the world you venture with Grand Circle, you'll have one of our resident, expert Program Directors by your side, every step of the way. All are fluent in English and possess the skills, certification, and experience necessary to ensure an enriching vacation.
From charming, fairytale towns to lush countryside, watch our video of travelers enjoying the verdant landscapes and moments of discovery that await you on our most popular River Cruise.
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Experience the festive ambiance of Paris, "the City of Light," and learn about French cooking and Christmas traditions on board your ship.
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View our video of travelers’ firsthand experiences aboard our Small Ship Cruise Tour of the Dalmatian Coast and Greece.
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Behold the natural wonders of South Africa—from “Big Five” sightings in Kruger National Park to the serene, flower-ringed Knysna Lagoon. Watch our video to see travelers enjoying some of the discoveries that await you.
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View our video of travelers enjoying tropical discoveries on our Panama Canal Cruise & Panama: A Continent Divided, Oceans United vacation.
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View our video of travelers exploring the pristine wilderness of Antarctica. From penguin rookeries to bays dotted with ice floes, you’ll see remote landscapes and amazing polar wildlife.
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From majestic river bends to bustling metropolises, watch our video as fellow travelers discover the ancient wonder and modern delights that await you on our China & the Yangtze River trip.
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Watch a video of our travelers on our Tuscany & the Amalfi Coast tour, and see for yourself the rich discoveries awaiting you in Italy.
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View a video of travelers exploring the highlights of Sydney during our Australia & New Zealand vacation, and glimpse the memorable experiences that await you "Down Under".
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Explore colorful ports and two enchanting isles as you cruise the Italian & French rivieras.
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Watch our video to see travelers experiencing the Netherlands on one of our most popular River Cruises—and some of the moments of discovery that await you in this charming and historic region.
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With Grand Circle Cruise Line's Lowest Price Guarantee, you can enjoy the best value in the industry.
Learn about how you can guarantee your trip price—and save up to 10%—with Grand Circle’s exclusive Good Buy Plan by watching our video. The earlier you reserve and pay in full by check or electronic funds transfer, the more you'll save.
When you refer new travelers to Grand Circle through our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program, you’ll earn $100 per person in your choice of CASH or credit—and the more travelers you refer, the greater the rewards: up to a FREE TRIP. Watch our video to learn how.
With FREE Single Supplements, we offer the best value for solo travelers in the industry, guaranteed. Plus, our expert, resident Program Directors, Roommate Matching Service, and online forums help you make personal connections. Watch our video to see why solo travel is better with Grand Circle.
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Every time you travel with Grand Circle and OAT, you'll receive a Frequent Traveler Credit worth 5% of the advertised cost of your trip, applicable toward your next Grand Circle or OAT vacation you take within one year.
At Grand Circle, we strongly believe that word of mouth is our best advertisement. And it works. Just ask the more than 500 Group Leaders who have chosen a Grand Circle trip for their travelers this year—and traveled FREE! Watch our video to learn how.
Watch our video to learn about the benefits of our Travel Protection Plan. You can cancel your Grand Circle vacation at any time—up to the day of your departure, and for any reason—and retain the FULL value of your trip, including your deposit.
Act now for terrific savings on last-minute departures, available only on our website. Our Last Minute Travel Deals are updated frequently, so be sure to check back often! Space is very limited—and at these prices, will sell out quickly—so sign in for exclusive access to our Last Minute Special Travel Deals
Earn rewards up to a FREE TRIP when you host a Travel Party. A Grand Circle Representative will share a vacation presentation, a raffle, and exclusive savings for your guests. For each new traveler who reserves after your party, you’ll earn increasing rewards, valued up to $5,800.
Traveling with Grand Circle is about more than sightseeing. It’s about immersing yourself in other cultures, sharing the warm camaraderie of like-minded American travelers, and feeling comfortable, safe, and well-cared for every step of the way....
Grand Circle invites you to travel with the leader in worldwide learning and discovery and bring your travel dreams to life, thanks to the principles that ground every one of our vacations: value, choice, discovery, and careful pacing.
Watch our video of travelers on location on our River Cruises and Land Tours, and you’ll see the discoveries that await you—not to mention the spirited camaraderie of our trips, a quality that singles and couples alike often cite as a highlight of their travel experience.
Create the vacation that's right for you. Learn how to personalize your trip, or view standard air routing and travel times.
We’ve listened to your feedback, and will now offer international airport transfers to and from your hotel to our travelers who choose to purchase their own airfare on any Grand Circle vacation as part of our Personalize Your Trip program, which allows you create the Grand Circle vacation that's right for you.
Many Grand Circle travelers return to discover the world with us time and time again, and to show our appreciation, we've created the Inner Circle, a membership rewards program for travelers who've joined us on three or more vacations.
Want to learn about our history, company culture, and job openings? Want the skinny on what it's like to work here? Enter here and hear all about it!
Alan and Harriet Lewis created the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation with the mission of changing people’s lives through travel—which includes both the travelers who journey with OAT, and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
Grand Circle Foundation is one of the few organizations sanctioned by the U.S. government to offer legal, fully-licensed travel to Cuba. By limiting our group size to just 12-20 participants on each of our two unique programs, we’re able to provide you with rich insights into Cuban life.
Details about our programs are hosted on Overseas Adventure Travel’s website.
Exchange thoughts, experiences, and opinions openly with other travelers, whether you're looking for information on a future trip, or have valuable insights from your own travels you'd like to share.
Connect with like-minded Grand Circle travelers and meet new people who not only share your love for travel, but who might also become your new friends as you explore the world together
Learn more about our Facebook online community, a place where you can stay connected with Grand Circle and your fellow travelers. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, get advice, find travel companions, learn what’s new at Grand Circle, share your photos, videos, and stories, and more.
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.
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.
This year, we received thousands of Photo Contest entries, representing countries all around the world. Congratulations to all of our winners—and to everyone who entered our contest.
Grand Circle Gallery in Boston invites you to view our extensive collection of vintage travel posters and breathtaking black-and-white photography from Alan and Harriet Lewis’ private collection, as well as special exhibits on other travel-related themes.
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