Custom & Group Travel

Custom & Group Travel

Friendly Planet Travel has specialized in custom & group travel since 1981. If you are ready to travel with family, friends, school, organization, church or club, we have the knowledge and experience to help. If you can dream it, we can probably arrange it!

There are several types of specialized travel programs to consider.

Private Packages

10 or more travelers: Love our tours, but want to travel with your friends and family? Select any of our existing Tours & Packages and make it your own. We’ll arrange a private coach and guides for your group tour package. We can even arrange for bilingual guides. (For example, if your group is made up of Spanish speakers, we’ll arrange a Spanish-speaking guide.) You’ll get the benefit of our carefully developed itineraries as well as our low negotiated rates (though private group prices are usually higher than our advertised package prices).

Custom Packages

2 or more travelers: Take advantage of our competitive prices and personalized service to plan a tour to almost any worldwide destination. Many of our clients select one of our existing Tours & Packages and modify it according to their interests and budget. Other clients have their own ideas about what to see and do, or even a specific itinerary in mind (see examples). However you envision your tour, you can count on us to provide exceptional service for exceptional pricing. To get the very best rates, a minimum of 15 travelers is recommended (though we can accommodate smaller parties at slightly higher rates).

Group Cruises

8 cabins or more: We can help you book a group on one of our award-winning cruise lines. To qualify for great group prices and benefits, you need a minimum of only 8 cabins. In addition to saving you money on your cruise, we can also book your flights, transfers, hotel stays before and after the cruise, and more, all at discounted group prices.

When you reserve a group tour with Friendly Planet, you’ll enjoy:

  • Friendly Planet Group coordinator to help you create and operate your tour
  • Custom webpage on our site to use in promoting your tour to prospective group members
  • Online reservations & payments
  • Dedicated group manager & guide who will greet you upon arrival and handle logistics throughout your tour
  • Earned travel benefits including free or discounted tours for tour leaders (benefits depend on destination and number of travelers in the group)

Get a Proposal

If you are interested in planning a special interest tour, we can help turn your idea into a reality. Fill out the form below to tell us about what you're looking for. We'll respond with a no-obligation quotation, usually within 1–3 business days. We may contact you first if we need more information. And if for any reason we can't help, we'll do our very best to steer you in the right direction so that you can travel, even if it isn't with us.

Are you a travel agent? If you've previously registered with us, please enter your IATA/CLIA number below. Otherwise, please complete our registration form.

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