Watch our video of travelers experiencing what life is like in Southern Africa. From watering holes to the acacia woodlands, you’ll explore diverse landscapes and see the wonders that await you.
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With FREE Single Supplements on all adventures and extensions, we offer the best value for solo travelers in the industry, guaranteed. Plus, our small group size, dedicated Trip Leaders, Roommate Matching Service, and online forums help you make personal connections. Watch our video to see why 35% of our travelers go solo.
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When you refer new travelers to OAT through our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program, you’ll earn $100 per person in your choice of CASH or credit—and the more travelers you refer, the greater the rewards: up to a FREE TRIP. Watch our video to learn how.
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Learn about how you can guarantee your trip price—and save up to 10%—with Grand Circle’s exclusive Good Buy Plan by watching our video. The earlier you reserve and pay in full by check or electronic funds transfer, the more you'll save.
At OAT, we strongly believe that word of mouth is our best advertisement. And it works. Just ask the more than 500 Group Leaders who have chosen an OAT adventure for their travelers this year—and traveled FREE! Watch our video to learn how.
Watch our video to learn about the benefits of our Travel Protection Plan. You can cancel your OAT adventure at any time—up to the day of your departure, and for any reason—and retain the FULL value of your trip, including your deposit.
Act now to take advantage of these terrific savings on last-minute departures, available exclusively on our website. You won’t find these deals anywhere else!Last updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Earn $200 in credit when you host a Travel Party—an exciting opportunity to catch up with your friends and family and share what you love about OAT. Plus, you and your guests have a chance to earn additional special rewards!
Adventure travel with OAT is a journey beyond the familiar, one that takes you into the very heart of a destination—to meet people where they work and live.
Journey with the leader in adventure travel and watch your dreams take flight, thanks to the principles which ground every OAT adventure: value, choice, discovery, and carefully paced itineraries.
When you discover the world in an OAT small group, you’ll journey off the beaten path to the places the big tour groups miss—and enjoy an intimate, discovery-filled adventure filled with personal connections, shared experiences, and treasured memories.
Watch our video and see real travelers enjoying small group travel with OAT, and you’ll see why our value, pacing, discoveries, and choice set us above the competition.
No matter where in the world you venture with OAT, you'll have one of our resident, expert Trip Leaders by your side. All are fluent in English and possess the skills, certification, and experience necessary to ensure an enriching adventure.
We’ve listened to your feedback, and will now offer international airport transfers to and from your hotel to our travelers who choose to purchase their own airfare on OAT adventures as part of our Personalize Your Trip program, which allows you create the OAT adventure that's right for you.
Many OAT travelers return to discover the world with us time and time again, and to show our appreciation, we've created the Sir Edmund Hillary Team, a membership rewards program for travelers who've joined us on three or more adventures.
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Grand Circle Foundation
Alan and Harriet Lewis created the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation with the mission of changing people’s lives through travel—which includes both the travelers who journey with OAT, and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
Grand Circle Foundation is one of the few organizations sanctioned by the U.S. government to offer legal, fully-licensed travel to Cuba. By limiting our group size to just 12-20 participants on each of our two unique programs, we’re able to provide you with rich insights into Cuban life.
Exchange thoughts, experiences, and opinions openly with other travelers, whether you're looking for information on a future trip, or have valuable insights from your own travels you'd like to share.
Connect with like-minded OAT travelers and meet new people who not only share your love for travel, but who might also become your new friends as you explore the world together.
Learn more about our Facebook online community, a place where you can stay connected with OAT and your fellow travelers. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, get advice, find travel companions, learn what’s new at OAT, share your photos, videos, and stories, and more.
Our regional Traveler Celebration Events are opportunities for you to meet other world travelers who share your passion for learning and discovery, swap travel stories, and give us feedback on how we can to make your experience even better—plus, you’ll be one of the first to preview upcoming trips.
This year, we received thousands of Photo Contest entries, representing countries all around the world. Congratulations to all of our winners—and to everyone who entered our contest.
Grand Circle Gallery in Boston invites you to view our extensive collection of vintage travel posters and breathtaking black-and-white photography from Alan and Harriet Lewis’ private collection, as well as special exhibits on other travel-related themes.
Travel + Leisure honors Overseas Adventure Travel with 2013 Global Vision Award for Leadership
Istanbul • Cappadocia • Antalya • Turquoise Coast • Ephesus
16 days from $2195
$138 per day | Small Ship Adventure Only
17 days from $3595
$212 per day | Includes international airfare
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Journey into the heart of Turkey to explore the surreal volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia
Discover the warm smiles of Turkish children
Cruise the Turquoise Coast aboard a private, gulet-style yacht
In Cappadocia, learn about the Turkish art of working with red clay from master potters
Istanbul's Hagia Sophia was once the largest church in Christendom
3 nights from only $745
8 nights from only $2695
5 nights from only $1095
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Through our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program, you can give your friends and family savings on our trips, and earn rewards in the process. For each new traveler you refer:
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The Armada Hotel is located in the historic heart of Old Istanbul, situated on the site of the quarters that Grand Admiral Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha built for his crew in the 16th century. Decorated in the Ottoman style, this 108-room structure blends features of the past and present. A bar and terrace offer views of the Old City and the Marmara Sea. Its rooms are small and simple.
In the Üchisar village of Cappadocia, we may stay at the Ahbap Konagi. There are only 17 small rooms here, all with simple amenities. Our lodgings are carved into a rocky hillside, so you’ll enjoy a truly authentic experience.
We stay in a private village home, where we sleep in shared accommodations as your hosts do, on futon-like floor mats with quilts and clean linens. Bath facilities are shared here.
The 46-room Ottoman-style hotel is situated on a quiet street in Antalya's Kaleici district. This historic inn features two restaurants plus a garden café. Rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial phone, minibar, and private bath with hair dryer.
We cruise aboard a privately chartered, traditional Turkish gulet-style yacht. It is about 82 feet long with a 21-foot beam, and is constructed mostly from fine teak and oak. Our yacht has both sails and a motor, and features indoor and outdoor dining verandas and cushions for relaxing on the observation decks, located both fore and aft. We’ll enjoy most meals outdoors on deck. Our gulet-style yacht has small cabins with private bath, limited public space, no air-conditioning, and no overnight electric power in cabins. We also carry a small boat with us equipped with an outboard motor for shore excursions along the coast.
The recently constructed Charisma Hotel is located in the heart of the Aegean resort city of Kusadasi, about five minutes from the yacht marina. Features include an indoor pool, fitness center, Turkish bath and sauna, lounge, and restaurant. There are 133 comfortably air-conditioned rooms, each with satellite television, telephone, safe, minibar, Internet access, and hair dryer.
The Tashkent Palace Hotel is situated near the center of Tashkent, close to the Amir Temur Square and the Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre. Along with a rooftop restaurant, piano bar, and gym facilities, there are 232 air-conditioned rooms at the hotel, each with telephone, satellite TV, and private bath with shower and hair dryer.
The Anadolu Evleri is a picturesque boutique hotel constructed around four traditional stone houses located in Gaziantep’s old city center. Typical of Anatolian houses more than 100 years old, the original homes were built from the soft stone quarried locally and are connected by a secluded, common courtyard. The hotel’s 10 rooms are all unique in character and include a private bath and comfortable amenities.
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