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When you refer new travelers to O.A.T. 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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Many OAT travelers don’t stop at one annual adventure. For those who reserve two or more trips within one calendar year—either with OAT, Grand Circle Cruise Line, Grand Circle Travel, or a combination of the three—we’ve introduced a new Sir Edmund Hillary Club benefit to reward your exceptional passion for discovery.
Every time you travel with O.A.T., you'll receive a Frequent Traveler Credit worth 5% of the advertised cost of your trip, applicable toward the next O.A.T. adventure you take within one year.
At O.A.T., 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 O.A.T. 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 O.A.T. 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.
See what differentiates us from other travel companies and how these differences have made O.A.T. the undisputed leader in small group travel along the road less traveled.
See why O.A.T. travelers are different from typical tourists—and especially how they love stepping out of their comfort zones and going off the beaten path to discover local culture. Plus, meet a few of the O.A.T. travelers who know the benefits of small group travel.
With itineraries designed exclusively for experienced American travelers, we’ve been providing indelible travel memories for more than 40 years. Find out what makes OAT the undisputed leader in small group travel along the road less traveled.
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 Club, a membership rewards program for travelers who've joined us on three or more adventures.
Over the past 10 years, our travelers and industry experts have given us high marks in independent surveys from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. When you embark on an O.A.T. adventure, you can expect an award-winning experience.
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 O.A.T., and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
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This quarterly magazine is filled with notes from the field that celebrate the adventurous spirit of our most experienced O.A.T. travelers. Hear from travelers themselves as they bring their trips to life through letters, stories, photos, and artwork. Other regular features include interviews with our top Trip Leaders, holidays and festivals around the world, book reviews, recipes, and much more.
(Vol. 11, no. 3)
Experience Morocco with O.A.T. writer Zack Gross during the observation of Ramadan and discover the range of religious devotion he witnessed on his adventure. Follow along on 16-time traveler Diana White’s solo journey through Patagonia and take in the otherworldly-like landscapes that she explored. And find out if a serious fear of heights, a weak ankle, and the threat of altitude sickness will prevent O.A.T. writer Megan Mullin from exploring the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu.
(Vol. 11, no. 2)
Writer David Valdes Greenwood explores the surprisingly far-reaching Arab influence on Sicily, from citrus groves to the cannoli. Twelve-time traveler Steve Cutright braves the Himalayan altitude to trek to Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest Monastery—and finds it well worth the effort. And staff writer Sarah West, whose copy helped bring our new Suez Canal Crossing Small Ship Adventure to life, finally experienced the trip in person—and returned with a deep sense of gratitude.
(Vol. 11, no. 1)
O.A.T. writer David Valdes Greenwood embarks on an Icelandic adventure with his daughter, whose two must-see sites included a geyser and wild horses. O.A.T. Copy Director Meghan Colloton heard ill-fated tales of travelers before her who couldn’t set foot on Cape Horn due to uncooperative weather—find out if she got to step ashore. And writer Pamela Schweppe sails you to Antarctica to discover 60 years of scientific research that have taken place on the icy continent.
(Vol. 10, no. 4)
Editor-in-Chief Laura Chavanne brings you to India on a solo adventure, after which she discovers a sense of gratitude for the ways India has fused itself into her life. Writer Andrea Calabretta lets you discover the magnificent sights and smells of Morocco. And 2-time traveler and freelance writer Jackie Sheckler Finch sets sail on the Dalmatian Coast and Greece, transporting you right into her adventure.
(Vol. 10, no. 3)
11-time traveler Judy M. guides you through all of the “beautifully strange” elements of Japan that she encountered during her travels. Travel photographer and 10-time traveler Kyle A. vividly illustrates his Patagonian adventure with stunning photographs and memories from his trip. And writer Al Gentile takes you to the Outer Hebrides, the set of islands off the west coast of Scotland.
(Vol. 10, no. 2)
Join O.A.T. staff writer Erin Fahy on her solo adventure through the Balkans, where she experienced the storied past of the region in a way no history text could ever teach her. Cross the Strait of Messina with 26-time traveler Henry Rilling as he relives his most memorable moments from his recent adventure to Sicily and Calabria. And explore Gdansk, Poland’s city-by-the-sea and major port.
(Vol. 10, no. 1)
Embark on an avian adventure as Editor-in-Chief Laura Chavanne recounts bird encounters from her travels … read 7-time traveler Wanda L.’s account of the Serengeti’s Wildebeest Migration … and trace the history and progress made on the Suez Canal in Egypt from 1850 B.C to 2015.
(Vol. 9, no. 4)
Join O.A.T. staff writer John Bregoli as he navigates the real-life “Shangri La” of Bhutan … find out why 9-time traveler Howard A. will never be the same after his trip to India … and discover Trieste, one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
(Vol. 9, no. 3)
Discover how Dispatches Editor-in-Chief Laura Chavanne’s solo journey to Vietnam changed her views on travel. Read 5-time traveler Hugh Beykirch’s first-hand account of his transformative month exploring Dubai, India, and Bhutan. And delve into the centuries of crusades and conspiracies of the Knights of Malta.
(Vol. 9, no. 2)
Navigate the labyrinth of Japan’s etiquette and customs with writer Catherine Groux. Board a VW bus for New Zealand’s Milford Sound with writer Jenna Thomas. And learn how Grand Circle and O.A.T. became the facilitator of chance reunions around the world.
(Vol. 9, no. 1)
Find out what happens when writer and Vietnam War veteran Geof Childs returns to area he was once stationed in decades earlier. Discover the history, artwork, and cathedrals of Sicily with 15-time traveler Diana White. And learn why Lonely Planet named Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor the #1 travel destination in 2016.