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Small Group Tour Companies

Compare our wide range of small group tour companies with genuine reviews to find the perfect tour for your next adventure. TourRadar - booking tours made easy.

Best Small Group Tour Operators

Our Travel Experts have hand-selected the top companies specialised in small group tours with the best traveller feedback, ratings and reviews. These global tour operators are not only well-known travel brands but are also dedicated to providing an individualised and meaningful travel experience. 

  • Intrepid - Offers perfectly sized tours big enough for a social vibe but small enough so you'll feel like you're exploring on your own. 
  • Tucan Travel - Specialists in small group adventure travel popular with solo passengers. 
  • Wanderland Travel - Trips in Bali, Philippines, and Fiji with a mix of culture, fun and adventure with a like-minded group. 

Trying to support local operators? Then these companies are right for you.
  • Vibe Adventures - Small group adventure tour operator offering off the beaten track experiences. 
  • Eskapas - Specialists in small group travel to Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. 
  • Locally Sourced Cuba Tours - Authentic and unforgettable Cuban experiences with a personal touch. 
  • Rabbie's Tours - Award-winning small group tours departing from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, London, and Dublin. 
  • Overland Ireland - Get to know the nooks and crannies of the Emerald Isle, only possible because of the small numbers. 
  • Cuban Adventures - Award-winning small group tours with local tour guides and authentic guesthouse accommodation. 
  • Feel Free Travel - Go on an adventure, discover a new culture, and uncover Asia's best nightlife with a new bunch of new friends. 
  • Mango Vacations - Local operator based in Kandy offering culture, adventure, and nature tours with authentic local experiences. 
  • Walkabout Scotland - The leading small group guided walking tour operator in Scotland. 
  • Bali Bucket List Tours - Discover off the beaten track destinations in Bali with like-minded young travellers. 

Top rated tour companies in Europe

Our Travel Experts have hand-selected the top companies specialised in Europe tours with the best traveller feedback, ratings and reviews. These global tour operators are not only well-known travel brands but are also dedicated to providing an individualised and meaningful travel experience. 

  1. Expat Explore Travel
  2. Contiki
  3. Costsaver

Trying to support local operators? Then these companies are right for you.
  1. Flag Travel Holidays - Europe tour operator offering tours in the "classical" Europe destinations.
  2. Serbia Tour Operator DMC - Specialists in group travel to Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro.
  3. CIE Tours - Authentic and unforgettable European experiences with a personal touch. 
  4. Nicko Cruises - Award-winning river cruises departing from Porto, Cologne, Budapest, Passau, Budapest and more. 
  5. Travel Addicts Club - Get to know Lithuania and Russia, private tours are available.
  6. Regina River Cruises - Award-winning river cruises with excellent tour guides and great ships. 
  7. Wild N' Happy - Go on a tour, discover new culturez, and uncover Europe's best destinations with a new bunch of new friends. 
  8. Guided Europe Tours Srl - Local operator specialized in Balkans and Central Europe offering culture tours with authentic local experiences. 
  9. Nature Trips - The leading sailing tour operator in Croatia. 
  10. Sicily Activities - Discover off the beaten track destinations in Sicily with like-minded travellers. 

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Best small group tours per continent

Europe
Athens to Santorini by Intrepid Travel
North America
7 Day Southwest National Parks Grand Canyon Camping Tour by Bindlestiff Tours
Latin America
The Inca Trail by Exodus Travels
Africa
Egypt Explorer - Felucca cruise & Red Sea by Timeless Tours
Asia
Sri Lanka Experience - 12 Days by INTRO Travel
Australia/Oceania
The Kokoda Track by Intrepid Travel

What You Need to Know About Small Group Travel

  • What is the usual group size?

    The group size can vary between operators, tours, and the specific departure dates. However, small group tours usually have 2-20 people. The maximum group size can be found on the tour details page. 
  • Are solo travelers welcome on small group tours?

    Yes, there are many solo travellers who join small group tours because they are often a great way to meet like-minded people who also love to travel. Please check the tour details page of the particular tour or reach out to one of our Travel Experts for more information. 

     
  • Will the guide be a local?

    Generally, your tour guide will either be a local or a representative from your tour operator. Either way, be sure that your guide has plenty of experience travelling to your destination. More information on the guide can be found on the specific tour details pages as well. 
  • How can I find the best small group tour operator?

    Finding your perfect small group tour operator is a breeze on TourRadar! Check out our recommendations above for some of the most highly-rated travel experiences, or decide on a destination then browse our full range of small group tours in Asia, Africa, or Europe and use our handy filters to narrow down your options until you find your trip. 
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Best Small Group Tour of The Year

Each year, TourRadar awards the tours that receive the best reviews across a number of categories. This year's small group tour category winner is Small Group Sicily Food & Wine Tour, an 8-day tour operated by Sicily Activities that starts in Catania and includes a visit to a Syracuse winery and a Palermo street food walking tour. 

Highlights of the tour:
 
  • Enjoy the best Sicilian organic food and wines
  • Learn to cook authentic dishes in a family trattoria
  • Admire the UNESCO heritage town of Noto 
  • Off the beaten path trip to villages around Mount Etna

Age range: 18 to 85 years
Suitable for: Food & culinary, Culture  
  
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