ESCORTED GROUP TOURS AND TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS
From grand palaces to historic temples, hot desert plains to snowy mountain peaks, cosmopolitan high rise to safaris at sunrise; we bring you the finest sights and adventures the world has to offer. Immerse yourself in a truly authentic local experience on one of our popular guided group tourswhich are a great choice for single travellers too, make a date with some of the world’s most colourful festivals, take an unforgettable family adventure, tailor make that dream holiday or discover the pulse of the world’s most exciting cities on our wide range of day trips.
About our holidays
Get to know On The Go Tours and the varied type of holidays and experiences we offer travellers, and what makes us special.
Who travels with On The Go Tours?
Travelling as part of a group is one of the best ways to explore the world. You’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences with like-minded travellers and perhaps even make new friends that you’ll keep for life. We understand that anyone considering a group tour wants to make sure that they’ve chosen the best fit for them. So to help you make that decision, here’s some information on our travellers and what you can expect of our group dynamic on tour.
Discover the best of Europe from north to south and east to west with our range of escorted group tours and bespoke tailor-made holidays.
Europe really is a travel destination that has it all – epic history, artistic treasures, archaeological marvels, sophisticated culture and divine food. Whether it’s the romantic castles and grand churches of Eastern Europe or the Roman ruins and modern architecture of Western Europe, visiting this part of the world will leave you in utter awe. And from the dramatic fjords and glaciers of Scandinavia in the north, to the picture-perfect islands and scenic coastline of the Mediterranean in the south, it’s also a region of diverse and mesmerising landscapes. So it’s little wonder that Europe remains the world’s most visited continent.
We offer a range of guided group tours, sailing holidays and short stays, covering both well-known sites and hidden gems, giving you a true flavour of the countries you visit. The most difficult decision of course, is choosing where to visit first. We hope to welcome you on a tour of Europe soon.
Within our Ranges are also a number of trip styles, from escorted group tours for adult travellers of all ages, to family adventures specially catering for travel with younger children
Guided group travel around the world
Why our group tours are a top choice
Visiting exotic far flung places across the globe, our group tours strike a balance between well-planned itineraries which include key highlights and spare time to do your own thing as well. We include unique travel experiences and there’s lots of real local interaction too, giving you a true flavour of the countries you visit. We organise everything to make your holiday seamless; your transportation, complimentary airport transfers, sightseeing, guiding and some meals. Your tour will be lead by our expert and passionate tour leaders. Captivating, informative and caring, they will ensure your holiday is fun and hassle-free.
Your World, Your Way
Travelling at your own pace, seeing exactly the places you would love to, spending as much time at each site as you wish, staying at a hand-picked selection of accommodation to suit your taste and budgets and eating out at the best local restaurants … sounds like your kind of holiday? Then a tailored trip will be just right for you. We specialise in planning journeys to far flung exotic destinations around the world, 100% tailored to individual requirements. We’ll plan an itinerary that suits your needs, suggesting unique things to do and must-see places to visit. If we don’t get it exactly right the first time around, we’ll happily tweak it for you until it’s perfect.
Tours for Solo Travellers
With us, travelling solo is far from travelling alone
Travelling by yourself can sometimes be a daunting prospect, particularly in countries where English is not commonly spoken or understood, or in places with a high culture shock factor. Being part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind, and in this regard, our range of group tours are perfect if you’re travelling solo.
We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a tour leader on hand to provide advice and help, if needed, throughout your tour. Joining other solo travellers, you won’t be travelling alone and you’re likely to make long-lasting friendships on holiday too. Scroll down for some of our most popular trips for solos and single travellers.
Adventure Holidays and Tours
Life was meant for great adventures
Find your very own ‘great adventure’ with our range of tours designed with the intrepid traveller in mind. Whether you want to rise to the challenge and take on the summit of Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp, combine cultural escapades with trekking alongside Morocco’s nomadic Berbers, or opt for a more leisurely cycle through the rice paddies of Vietnam, we have the perfect itinerary for you. We’re also tailor-made specialists so if you have a special active adventure in mind, we’re here to help make it happen.
Family Adventure Holidays and Guided Tours
For budding explorers
If you’re looking for a family adventure holiday with a difference, our family and teen tours cater specifically to families travelling with young adults and children. Each itinerary has been carefully planned with the family in mind with interesting excursions and comfortable transportation and hotels chosen specifically for their family-friendly facilities. All of our family adventure holidays and tours include a range of cultural and active experiences to tantalise young travellers – riding a camel at the Pyramids, sailing on board a felucca in Aswan, climbing the Great Wall and flying kites in China and camping out in the Sahara Desert in Morocco to name just a few.
Private Groups and Special Events
Get friends and family together for a trip to remember
Joining a group tour and meeting new people is an excellent way to travel but sometimes it’s equally as good to get a group of your friends and family together, or join forces with those you share a common interest in and plan your own private adventure together. And we’re here to help with a host of exciting itineraries to choose from or recommendations on creating your own bespoke itinerary. Whether you’re thinking of running a school expedition or a church group pilgrimage, our team are on hand to tailor a tour package that’s exactly what you’re after.
Short Stay Tours and Stopover Packages
Take a break and see the world
Ranging from 3 to 5 days in length, our short breaks are perfect for a long weekend away, added on to one of our longer tours, or combined as you wish to form the basis of a tailor-made holiday. We have a number of short stays to several Indian cities, including Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Wing your way to cosmopolitan Shanghai or historic Beijing in China, discover the treasures of King Tutankhamen in Cairo or visit Istanbul, the city of Sultans in Turkey. Explore the palaces of the tsars in St Petersburg and iconic Red Square in Moscow, or discover archaeological gems in Jordan, home to the Rose City of Petra. One things for certain – you’ve got plenty to choose from!
Day Trips, Tours and Activities
Days are made for adventure – make the most of yours!
Rome, or any other impressive capital city for that matter, wasn’t built in a day – but on this selection of trips you’ll certainly be able get to the heart of some of the world’s most vibrant cities and sites in under a day! If you’re travelling abroad for business or pleasure, and have a day or two to spare, we have a selection of day tours in lots of destinations around the world. From exploring some of the world’s many ancient and man-made wonders to getting your cultural fix in a range of cities around the world, we hope these trips make for a very memorable day out.
A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO TRAVEL
Supporting local communities
Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries in the global economy and employs more people worldwide than any other. For those of us privileged enough to travel, we take on a responsibility to aid people relying on tourism for their daily needs and to treat their home and country with respect. We believe travel should be a rewarding experience for you, as well as for the people we meet in the countries we visit and that preserving the natural state and beauty of the areas we pass through is essential.
We care about the countries we visit and give back to their communities with donations to local schools and charities, employing only local guides, dining in local eateries and staying in locally owned hotels wherever possible. When travelling with us, on average over 70% (*)of your holiday funds remain within the local economies and we are proud to say that this approach has led to very successful and close partnerships around the world.
Responsible Travel and Animal Welfare
During 2016 we reconsidered our responsible travel charter and the welfare of elephants in Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. For many years we have supported local businesses that rely on elephants held in captivity to generate income. Although we have always engaged with locally accredited operators bound to particular standards of animal welfare, after feedback from our customers we made the decision to remove elephant rides and visits to elephant orphanages from all of our relevant destinations and tours effective 1st October 2016.
We were a significant supplier of business to these areas and strongly believed that in order to minimize any unnecessary suffering that these elephants may experience due to a lack of income for the businesses that own them, a gradual and sustainable withdrawal was required. As larger tour operators pulled out of these practices overnight, we saw many elephants go hungry as their owners no longer made enough money to feed them and did not have the time to invest in other sources of income.
Over the course of several months we worked closely with the local communities we support to explore new income revenues and ensure these animals were well-looked after. The elephant rides and camp visits originally included on our tours have been replaced with free time and other activities.