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The Leader in Small Ship and River Cruising Worldwide
Worldwide Discovery at Extraordinary Value Since 1958

Personalize Your Trip

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.

With our air arrangement options, you’ll enjoy the best plan for you—and the ideal travel experience.

Choose From Our Flight Options

You have many options when it comes to personalizing your air—and creating the vacation that's right for you:

Standard Air Routing

  • Your airfare and airport transfers are included in your trip cost

Personalized Air Routing

  • Work with our expert Air Travel Consultants to select the airline and routing you prefer
  • Upgrade to business or premium economy class
  • Customize your trip by staying overnight in a connecting city, arriving at your destination a few days early, or spending additional time in a nearby city on your own

Your Own Air Routing

Enjoy deeper immersion into your destination on extensions to locations like Slovenia (left) and Belgium.

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 may even lower your average per-day costs because you’re taking advantage of your already included international airfare.

For example, if you join us on Eastern Europe to the Black Sea, you can begin your cruise with a pre-trip extension to either Prague, Czech Republic or Vienna, Austria; and conclude your trip with a post-trip extension to either Istanbul, Turkey or Transylvania, Romania.

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 $3890 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. If you’re already overseas, why not see more of the region and avoid another lengthy international flight? Some of our travelers have taken two, three, or even more “back-to-back” trips before flying home. Plus, when you reserve any "back-to-back" vacation, you'll save an additional $250 per person.

“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.

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 ship cabin or deck category that works best for you. Plus, when you upgrade to a Serenade Deck cabin on one of our River Cruises or an Upper Deck cabin on one of our Mediterranean Cruise Tours, 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.

Call us to reserve your next vacation