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When you travel with O.A.T., we promise that you’re getting the best combination of value and experience, at the best price—even with international airfare included
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.
Learn about how you can guarantee your trip price—with OAT’s exclusive Good Buy Plan. The earlier you reserve and pay in full by check or electronic funds transfer, the more you'll save.
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.
O.A.T. Vice Chairman Harriet Lewis created the Harriet’s Corner online community as a place where travelers can learn and connect. Enjoy stories, trivia, and short films featured in our Inside Scoop e-newsletter … ask and answer questions in our Travel Forum … view issues of our Dispatches quarterly magazine … and much more.
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How to capture the allure of Europe in a single phrase? Europe is the smell of freshly baked baguettes wafting out of the local boulangerie; getting lost in meandering cobblestone lanes and stumbling upon a centuries-old chapel; dining al fresco in a sunny piazza with a glass of regional wine in hand; and turreted medieval castles that seem plucked from a fairytale.
Home to both the birthplace of democracy and the Birth of Venus, Europe looms large in our collective psyche for its outsized cultural contributions and history of colonialism. Columbus’s fateful sail in 1492 unleashed a continent-wide race that would forever change the world’s borders, as Spain, Portugal, England, and others rushed to put their mark on the map. Mass migration in the late 19th century brought millions of European immigrants to America’s shores, and the devastation of the 20th century’s two World Wars more closely intertwined Europe’s history with our own.
For such a small continent, Europe packs in an abundance of diverse cultures, landscapes, and cuisines. Western Europe’s icons—the Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum, and Big Ben, to name just a few—are well known around the world, but less so is Eastern Europe’s unexpected blend of gothic grandeur and Soviet-style mystique, proving that this well-trodden region still has a few surprises up its sleeve.
In France they say “santé!,” in Italy it’s “cin cin!,” and in Germany it’s “Prost!,” but no matter where you are or how they say it, Europeans know how to celebrate the simple things in life. This is, after all, the continent that has gifted us everything from pasta and pizza to pierogi and pâté, bubbling champagne and hoppy brews to sumptuous red and sweetly acidic white wines.
From the sizzling beaches of the Mediterranean to Scandinavia’s quaint fishing villages, Ireland’s patchwork green quilt to the majestic Swiss Alps, Europe’s 50 countries offer something to surprise and delight every adventure-seeker.
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