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Grand World Travel offers personalized travel experiences from beginning to end. Whether it’s independent explorations, organized touring or an all-inclusive vacation; a luxury ocean cruise, river cruise or an expedition cruise;  a rail adventure or religious journey, we are committed to providing the highest level of service, quality and value.

Independent Vacation Packages
The world's finest tour operators offer a large number of vacation packages designed for people who wish to travel independently, without groups or guides. Independent vacation packages typically consist of air, hotel, and transfers to and from the airport. Often, these travel packages include access to a local host who can answer your questions and steer you in the right direction. In all cases, you'll reap the benefits of low negotiated prices on our discount vacation packages.

Some independent vacation packages include sightseeing, museum passes, public transportation passes or theater tickets. Our discount vacation packages are ideal for travelers who seek plenty of free time to explore a destination.

Grand World Travel is experienced in putting together custom independent vacation itineraries that meet your personal interests and requirements. Call us at 847-430-6821.

Escorted Tours
Save Money and Travel easy!  Did you know that escorted tours save you up to 40% off the price of traveling the same itinerary on your own? That's because tour operators negotiate low group rates on everything from hotels to sightseeing, and pass the savings on.

And that's not all. Escorted tours are worry-free and hassle-free, as all the details are handled for you. It's easy to budget for escorted tours, as tour operators include so much in one price. And escorted tours include the services of a tour director with years of experience to help you discover more sights than you could possibly find on your own.

Grand World Travel works with the best tour operators in the world. You'll find the lowest authorized prices for their tour packages on this site, along with special promotions they offer.

To get started, search by tour destination or click ‘Detailed Search’ to querry any of the tour operators or by your special interests. When you've found a tour package that you're interested in, call us at 847-430-6821 for a quote, reservation or to discuss other vacation options.

We look forward to helping you plan the best vacation you've ever taken!

Family Vacations
Family vacations are excellent opportunities to explore the world's fascinating destinations while you enjoy some quality family time. Families with kids should consider escorted tours that are specifically designed for family travel.

Many escorted tours are inappropriate for family travel, and in some cases, young children may not be permitted at all, and older children and teens must be accompanied by an adult. However, a few companies offer family tours specifically geared to family travel.

Escorted family tours include a tour guide who travels with the group, points out important sights and assists with planning optional side trips. For families with kids who are interested in traveling independently, we offer family vacations that feature independent travel with lots of unscheduled free time. Many of our independent family vacation packages visit one or two cities, allowing for in-depth exploration of each destination.

Family Resorts
Our family resorts offer the best of both worlds so that children and adults feel at home. Many resorts provide daytime kids’ programs supervised by experienced counselors. Age-appropriate activities focus on arts and crafts, nature, education, sports and games. Knowing that the children are being safely entertained, parents can enjoy some well-deserved adult time. Many resorts also offer evening baby-sitting services, usually for an additional fee.

Special features at family-oriented resorts can include kids-only pools, game rooms, interactive programs for the whole family and special hours at the disco, just for teens. All-inclusive family resorts combine accommodations, meals and drinks, entertainment, taxes and gratuities, and many land and water sports in a flat rate that’s paid upfront.

Adventure Travel
Adventure travel encompasses a wide range of options including hiking tours, walking tours, biking tours and more. Some adventure tours feature physically active itineraries, while others feature unique or exotic itineraries. Examples of adventure vacations include river rafting in the American West, expedition cruising to Antarctica, and trekking in the Himalayas.

Often, adventure travel emphasizes interaction with the environment, people and cultures of the regions visited. Many adventure vacations utilize local guides who take travelers to lesser known, more secluded attractions. Adventure travel itineraries might include a visit to a small village to meet the indigenous people or a trail hike through mountain peaks to arrive at a hidden waterfall.

Adventure tours are available for all skill levels, and the pace ranges from easygoing to challenging. The style of adventure travel varies also, from budget to luxury. Whether you're searching for adventure trips that include physical activities or you're looking for educational journeys to exotic destinations, you'll find it here, and each adventure company we represent will ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable vacation.

African Safaris
There are few experiences more thrilling than an African safari. Travelers on an African safari view gazelles, elephants, giraffes, zebras and lions in their natural environment. Our escorted African safaris include the valuable services of a tour guide who will lead your group, point out the big game and explain other spectacular sights. You'll travel in a safari vehicle through rolling savannahs and acacia woodlands teeming with safari wildlife. You'll need to bring plenty of film, as each African safari is full of unique photo opportunities.

Grand World Travel offers budget, first class, deluxe and luxury Africa safaris. Depending on which African safari you choose, accommodations might include deluxe tented camps, bush lodges or fine hotels. The length of our Africa safaris varies from four days to 44 days.

The game-viewing parks and reserves of Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia are the sites of many Africa safaris. If you're up for a true adventure, an African safari is sure to deliver.

Train Tours
Train tours take you back to the golden era of luxury train travel, with dining cars set with fine linen and crystal, and observation cars offering panoramic views. Train tours roll through some of the world's most spectacular landscapes. Trains can travel where cars cannot, so passengers on train tours marvel at scenic vistas that would otherwise be inaccessible.

On some train tour itineraries, passengers stay onboard the train overnight. Long after watching the sun fall below the horizon through wide panoramic windows, passengers on these train trips settle into their own private sleeping staterooms, comfortable and elegantly outfitted. While they sleep they are carried to the tour's next stop.

Other train tours utilize the train only for upscale transportation between destinations. When each day's train travel ends, passengers disembark and stay in hand-picked hotels. Classic train vacations include: trans-continental train trips via the American Orient Express in the United States, train vacations through Mexico's Copper Canyon, Alpine train tours on the Glacier Express in Europe, luxurious train trips with the Royal Scotsman in Scotland, and train travel aboard the Great South Pacific Express in Australia.

Religious Tours
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people take part in religious-themed travel. Our faith-based trips are especially popular with group travelers from churches, synagogues and other houses of worship. We have options available for a variety of faiths and denominations, each one offering enrichment, education and fellowship.

Embark on a journey that takes you to the very landmarks that pepper the pages of religious manuscripts. View sights depicted in age-old documents, and listen to expert guides describe the spiritual and historical significance of every stop along the way. With the carefully designed itineraries listed below, you can travel worry-free knowing that essential sights will be included, and a knowledgeable tour director will help you make the most of every moment.

If members of your congregation or affinity group would like to travel together, you may be eligible for extra savings. Groups generally get the best rates, and depending on the size of the group, one or more travelers may go for free. These discounts typically apply to groups of 10 or more people. In addition to negotiating great rates and free travel with the suppliers we represent, we can also help large groups customize an itinerary to include specific sights and amenities.