Travel is better with friends. Expand your horizons on upscale journeys around the world at amazing value for money. Experience meaningful cultural encounters with carefully-crafted itineraries that include the most popular and fascinating sites. Enjoy the comfort of great hotels, the convenience of included airfare, plus many extras you won't find elsewhere. All delivered with the same warm, caring personal attention we've offered for 35 years. It's what we do for our friends...because we look forward to seeing them again.
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Small Group Tours
Enjoy expertly crafted itineraries and guided touring with like-minded travelers.
More great escorted tour packages. Slightly larger groups, even better deals.
Explore at your own pace and save with included flights & hotels.
Indulge in exquisite luxury journeys of no more than six travelers.
Custom & Group Travel
Travel with your family, friends, school or club, or create your very own tour package.
- Family Friendly
- History & Culture
- Nature & Wildlife
- River Cruises
- Small Ship Cruises
I want to thank you so much for recommending the Turkey trip to me. It was amazing. It was very well organized, everything was on time and the hotels were excellent - very comfortable and the staff helpful. I loved the food, and the buffets were excellent. Lots of Turkish dishes, which I loved, but there was plenty of variety for those who did not want to eat ethnic. Our guide, Hakim, was beyond wonderful. He knew everything about the history of every place we visited, gong back thousands of years, as well as the modern facts of Turkey. He made it all very interesting.
Masha Fleissig, Los Angeles, CA
Just returned today. Oue national guide, David, was knowledgeable, friendly, warm and dedicated to teaching our group about the culture and politics of his fascinating country. Local guides for Shanghai and Xi'An were superb. Hotels and meals were excellent. Fast paced, but this is how my husband and I like to travel. Yes, we did have some rest periods and free time. Have traveled with Friendly Planet before. Much bang for your buck.
Rita Schlansky, Carlisle PA
A Taste of China
Featured tours & packages
Why travel with us?
- Easy: Let us do the work! We bundle everything together, including flights, hotels, and most taxes and fees into one simple price. Pay a deposit to reserve your spot and pay the rest later.
- Great value: We negotiate special wholesale rates and volume purchases, at prices far better than you could get on your own. Carefully compare our prices and inclusions—you won't find packages that include so much for so little.
- Legendary service: Call us to experience it! We're passionate about travel, and we love helping you put together a journey you'll remember for a lifetime.
- Thoughtful itineraries: We've spent years crafting and refining tour itineraries full of the must-see sites, but at a comfortable pace. We also include unique cultural and off-the-beaten-path experiences you won't find on other tours.
- Great guides: On our tours, enjoy talented English-speaking guides who will make each destination come alive, often adding unexpected adventures. And our local tour managers are there to answer all your questions.
- Freedom to roam: Our tour itineraries always include time to explore on your own. Customize your trip with optional activities and excursions at fair prices.