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Collette
Collette

Collette

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Pawtucket, USA
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TOURS
537
AGE RANGE
5-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Collette Guides

Collette Guide
  • Family Run Business Since 1918
  • Hundreds of tours in 57 countries on 7 continents
  • Dedication, Service, and Pride in all of our products
  • Customizable Excursions
  • Cruise, Land & Rail Tours
  • Small Group Tour Options
  • Over 100 years Operating as a Global Leader in Travel
  • Award Winning Tour Managers with Attention to Detail

Since 1918, Collette has earned a global reputation as a travel company that offers extraordinary experiences, unsurpassed guest service and a wide appeal. Traveling with Collette comes with benefits that take the guided travel experience to another level. Our inclu...

Since 1918, Collette has earned a global reputation as a travel company that offers extraordinary experiences, unsurpassed guest service and a wide appeal. Traveling with Collette comes with benefits that take the guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours offer you more value for your money while also ensuring that each element adheres to our exacting standards. With a focus on service and quality, we give you more of what makes travel special. Collette’s diverse travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, city stays and a variety of travel styles and tour types to meet every traveler’s needs. We seamlessly handle the details - all our guests need to do is enjoy the journey. Collette gives back to children in our local communities and around the world through our non-profit organization Collette Cares. With a focus on hunger and education and a robust volunteer program, we aim to make the world we travel a better place. Through volunteerism and grant support, we strive to make a better world – starting right in our own communities.

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72 Collette Reviews

Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
4%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
3.5 / 5
Value for money
3.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • GN
    Shades of Ireland (14 destinations)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 8, 2020
    Since the trip was cancelled, I took it virtually and enjoyed it a lot. The highlights were, as expected, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher. I am look…
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  • HL
    Hawaiian Adventure Three Islands featuring Oahu, Kauai and Maui (Honolulu, HI to Maui, HI)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on April 2, 2020
    We saved a long time for this trip and looked forward to a great experience. Unfortunately, it did not turn out that way. It all started when our plane trip fro…
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  • KH
    Canyon Country featuring Arizona & Utah (11 destinations)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 21, 2020
    We started the trip in Phoenix, just as the US was beginning to adjust to the effects of the Corona Virus. For the first few days, the main indication of the p…
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  • AM
    The Northern Lights of Finland (4 destinations)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 18, 2020
    Love the trip, enjoyed everything.
  • NO
    Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard the National Geographic Explorer (Standard)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 24, 2020
    Overall, we loved our expedition! The ship, it's staff and crew, the lectures, the food, the nature and the wildlife were all terrific, exceeded expectations. T…
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  • DG
    Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard the National Geographic Explorer (Standard)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 23, 2020
    A M A Z I N G, A M A Z I N G. A M A Z I N G. PERIOD. No other words to describe this trip.
  • JP
    Tropical Costa Rica (9 destinations)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 6, 2020
    Great itinerary. Ricardo Howell, best tour guide ever!
  • DR
    Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast featuring Istrian Peninsula, Lake Bled, Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnik (10 destinations)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 2, 2020
    THE DISCOVER CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND THE ADRIATIC TOUR WAS EXCELLENT. The tour manager, Mojca Zdesar was well organized, communicated very well and was very knowl…
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  • GG
    Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve (Cascais to Lisbon) (2019)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 3, 2019
    Jo has been by far the most accomplished, caring, and professional tour director I have had on all my escorted group trips. She provided us with facts about all…
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  • SG
    Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve (Cascais to Lisbon) (2019)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 12, 2019
    We realized as the tour went on that we could have used a day between sites to relax and do our own thing - but this was our first tour and we accepted the itin…
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About Collette

Since 1918, Collette has earned a global reputation as a travel company that offers extraordinary experiences, unsurpassed guest service and a wide appeal. Traveling with Collette comes with benefits that take the guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours offer you more value for your money while also ensuring that each element adheres to our exacting standards. With a focus on service and quality, we give you more of what makes travel special. Collette’s diverse travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, city stays and a variety of travel styles and tour types to meet every traveler’s needs. We seamlessly handle the details - all our guests need to do is enjoy the journey. Collette gives back to children in our local communities and around the world through our non-profit organization Collette Cares. With a focus on hunger and education and a robust volunteer program, we aim to make the world we travel a better place. Through volunteerism and grant support, we strive to make a better world – starting right in our own communities.

Collette videos

  • Main Page Video
  • British Landscapes
  • Exploring Britian and Ireland
  • America’s Wild West
  • Three Kingdoms of Indochina
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  • Travel to Australia & New Zealand with Collette
  • Winter in Yellowstone
  • Travel to Chile & Peru
  • 7 Reasons to Visit the Pacific Northwest & California
  • Colors of New England
  • Shades of Ireland
  • Travel to Ireland
  • Italian Vistas
  • Tropical Costa Rica
  • Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe
  • 3 Amazing Reasons to Visit the Azores
  • Explore Australia
  • Main Page Video
  • Columbia with Explorations
  • Switzerland with Explorations
  • South East Asia with Explorations
  • Finland with Explorations
  • Africa with Explorations
  • TourRadar presents Alberta in Summer
  • TourRadar presents Alberta in Winter
  • TourRadar presents Ganga Aarti at Varanasi
  • TourRadar presents The Sorrento Peninsula
  • TourRadar presents Aït Benhaddou
  • TourRadar presents The Imperial Cities
  • TourRadar presents Ha Long Bay
  • Autumn in New England
  • 5 Reasons to Visit Tropical Costa Rica
  • Visit Oberammergau for Passion Play 2020
  • 4 Reasons to Visit Chile & Peru
  • 5 Reasons to Visit New England in the Fall
  • Timelapsing Australia
  • Explore Australia
  • Exploring Costa Rica
  • Exploring Italy
  • Celebrating 100 Years of Travel
  • Experience the Beauty of America
  • Experience Croatia & Its Islands
  • Discover the Treasures of Egypt
  • Travel Stories: Iceland by Collette
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Why Collette

More Peace of Mind

Every moment of your travel experience is important to us. Whether it’s helping you select a destination, taking you to and from the airport, offering the security of our unrivaled Travel Protection plan or 24-7 support, we are there for you every step of the way.

More Expertise

Backed by nearly a century of experience, Collette (a family-owned and award-winning leader in travel) is proud to show you the world. Our passionate tour design team travels the globe, creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your service and local guides by your side you'll never miss a thing.

More On Tour

Our commitment to exceeding expectations begins with including more iconic must-see’s and cultural inclusions that deliver a deeper experience.  And that's just the beginning. We also include more meals in local restaurants and more menu choices. Add in carefully selected 4-star accommodations and the stage is set for a truly amazing journey.

More Flexibility

Every traveler is different. From pre and post nights in the world’s greatest cities, to tour extensions to built-in free time in your destination, you can make every trip your own. With more customization choices, and optional excursions, every moment feels like your own personal adventure.

Collette History & Story

History

Back in 1918, when Jack Collette started the company, the first tour to ever run was made up of a jitney bus of travellers that left Boston, Massachusetts headed for Florida. This three-week adventure cost just $61.50! At that time few could have foreseen that nearly 100 years later, that same company would be taking guests from around the world to all seven continents.

Today

Collette is now a global company. With offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, its team of dedicated experts are able to cater to the tastes of distinct groups of travellers. Collette’s diverse travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, city stays and a variety of travel styles and tour types to meet every traveler’s needs.  We seamlessly handle the details - all our guests need to do is enjoy the journey.

Collette Ships

  • MS Amadeus Brilliant
    MS Amadeus Brilliant
    Launched in 2011, the MS Amadeus Brilliant is a premium river cruise vessel that lives up to its name and famous lineage. The ship is bui… Read more
    Built
    2011
    Guests
    150
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    8
    Staterooms
    68
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Silver II
    MS Amadeus Silver II
    Debuting in the spring of 2015, the stellar MS Amadeus Silver II is a sophisticated vessel that has been inspired by its award winning si… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    168
    Length
    135
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Silver III
    MS Amadeus Silver III
    The magnificent MS Amadeus Silver III vessel is the newest addition to the award winning Amadeus Silver fleet that includes the premium 1… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    168
    Length
    135
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
    Registry
    Germany
  • Celestyal Olympia
    Celestyal Olympia
    MS Celestyal Olympia cruise ship (previously “Louis Olympia”) was built in 1982 as “Song of America” for RCCL (Ro… Read more
    Built
    1982 (refurbished in 2016)
    Guests
    1611
    Crew
    540
    Length
    215 m / 705 ft
    Suites
    9
    Staterooms
    724
    Gross Tonnage
    37584 gt
    Electricity
    110V
    Beam
    28 m / 92 ft
    Cruising Speed
    21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
    Draft
    7m
  • Celestyal Crystal
    Celestyal Crystal
    MS Celestyal Crystal cruise ship (previously sailing as “Louis Cristal”) was built in 1980 as Viking Saga ferry ship for Rede… Read more
    Built
    1980 (refurbished in 2014)
    Guests
    1200
    Crew
    406
    Length
    158 m / 518 ft
    Staterooms
    476
    Gross Tonnage
    25611 gt
    Beam
    25 m / 82 ft
    Cruising Speed
    21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
  • Ocean Atlantic
    Ocean Atlantic
    With an ice-strengthened hull, the newly renovated Ocean Atlantic is a strong and comfortable vessel operating in the polar regions. Carr… Read more
    Built
    Renovated in 2017
    Guests
    198
    Crew
    160
    Length
    140m
    Electricity
    220v
    Beam
    69ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Draft
    5.8m
    Capacity
    Width
    Suites
    Staterooms
    Registry
    Gross Tonnage
    Generators
    Engines
  • National Geographic Explorer
    National Geographic Explorer
    The National Geographic Explorer is a polar expedition vessel that holds 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. Her design and equipment is the… Read more
    Built
    1982 (refurbished in 2008
    Guests
    148
    Length
    112m
    Width
    16.5m
    Staterooms
    81
    Cruising Speed
    18 knots

Other Recognitions

  • Other Award Badge
    Travvy Award
    2017 Best Tour Operator US & Canada (Silver)
  • Other Award Badge
    Travvy Award
    2016 Best Tour Guide (Silver)
  • Other Award Badge
    Travvy Award
    2016 Best Tour Operator US & Canada (Gold)
  • Other Award Badge
    Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
    2016 Gold Award Winner
  • Other Award Badge
    Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
    2016 Silver Award Winner
  • Other Award Badge
    Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
    2015 Gold Award Winner
  • Other Award Badge
    Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
    2015 Silver Award Winner

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • How can I plan for shore landings?

    Special clothing is required for the shore landings (Antarctica, Galapagos); please refer to your predeparture documents for important details.

  • Are attractions always available?

    Access to some attractions or Collette Foundation sites may be affected by the observance of holidays, weather conditions or other circumstances. As a result, the days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilize your time on tour. Boat rides are weather permitting. Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months. When attractions are unavailable, other similar attractions will be substituted. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

  • When can I check into my hotel?

    Normal check-in time is late afternoon in most locations. Due to early arrival times into some cities, rooms may not always be available for immediate check-in.

  • What is the difference between a twin room and a double room?

    In certain countries, hotel rooms tend to be smaller than U.S. standard accommodations. A double room is designed to accommodate two people, but may not have two separate beds. A twin-bedded room has two separate beds of any size, and is the type most commonly utilized.

  • How can I be best prepared for the pacing and physical requirements on a Collette tour?

    Tour pacing varies by itinerary, and each destination's sightseeing and activities are unique. Pacing is subject to personal interpretation. At Collette, we do include the best a destination has to offer, enhancing your overall tour experience. For overnight pacing of a tour, please refer to the "Accommodations" section on each tour page and on the tour map. These describe the number of nights you will stay in each hotel during your tour. The day-by-day descriptions will provide additional detail about the number of activities included in each day.

    The Tour Activity Level Ranking is featured on each tour itinerary in a circle. The definition of each activity level is listed here. If you have additional questions regarding a specific tour, please inquire at time of reservation. For your comfort, we recommend packing comfortable walking shoes so you can fully enjoy every aspect of your tour.

    Level 1: At a very leisurely pace, this tour involves minimal physical activity, such as climbing some stairs, boarding a motorcoach, and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

    Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

    Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

    Level 4: To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.

    Level 5: This tour is very active, requiring participants to be physically fit to fully enjoy all the experiences. This itinerary has more strenuous activities which may include such things as: extensive walking tours, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes, early morning departures, late night activities, or extreme temperatures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our travel counselors to determine if this tour is right for you. We recommend this program to individuals who are physically fit. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If this trip is not ideally suited for you, our travel counselors can help determine the perfect trip for you.

  • Where do I meet my Tour Manager?

    Your tour will begin at your first hotel. The Tour Manager will make contact with you at the hotel and will provide details relating to your tour. The hotel's address and phone number will be included in your documents.

  • Is there a lot of walking on tour?

    We pride ourselves on bringing travelers the very best experiences a destination offers. Our itineraries include many activities and may consist of walking on uneven terrain or significant walking at times. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. Some hotels/lodges in remote locations may not have elevators. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes.

  • Can children travel on a Collette tour?

    Children over the age of 5 may travel on a Collette tour accompanied by an adult. Child land rates are valid for ages 5-12, sharing a room with two full-paying adults.

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