Our collection of carefully crafted Small Group Tours offers a range of authentic and enriching travel experiences. Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or family, an Imagine Travel Small Group Tour is a fantastic way to meet like-minded travelers. Leave all the planning to us and relax into the camaraderie of these exclusive tours brought to life by your knowledgeable Tour Leader.
Frequently Asked Questions
We want your Small Group Tour to be as easy as possible so here are answers on everything from how you will travel around to where you will meet your group.
How big is the tour group?
Depending on the tour, the maximum group size may range from 7 to 14 guests. However, there will never be more than 14 guests in order that all our guests enjoy a truly personalised experience.
Are solo travellers welcome on your Small Group Tours?
Yes, solo travellers are welcome on all of our Small Group Tours. There is no extra charge for solo travellers willing to share a room with someone of the same sex. For those wanting the added privacy of their own room, it is possible to pay a single room supplement (subject to availability).
Do tour prices include international airfare?
Our tour prices do not include international flights. However, we provide a guide price for flights from the UK on the tour web page to give you an indication. We would be happy to arrange your international flights for you – call one of our Travel Specialists on 020 3141 2800.
Are the tours guaranteed to operate?
Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to run once four guests book. As a reward for booking early, the first four guests to book will receive a £100 discount. In the event that a tour does not reach the minimum number, we may be forced to cancel the tour; a decision will be made at least three months before departure, unless there are late cancellations from other guests. If at the time of booking your tour is not guaranteed, we strongly recommend that you do not make any non-refundable or non-changeable travel arrangements.
Who will be my Tour Leader?
Your Tour Leader will be your guide and sometimes also your driver depending on the destination. All of our Tour Leaders have specialist knowledge of the areas they lead in and can share local insights with you while also ensuring all aspects of the tour runs smoothly. For any meals not included in the itinerary, they will give you recommendations on the best places to eat. It may not always be possible to communicate the name of your Tour Leader to you prior to departure.
What accommodation will I be staying in?
The style of property can range from exclusive tented camps and characterful boutique properties to contemporary city hotels depending on your chosen tour. All of our accommodation is clean, comfortable and well located. You can find details of the specific accommodation for each tour in the Tour Notes.
What ground transportation is used?
Ground transportation differs depending on the destination – for example in Japan, we primarily make use of the public transport network including local buses and bullet trains whereas in Namibia we travel in a comfortable land cruiser with pop top roofs and large windows for optimum safari viewing. Full details of ground transportation specific to your itinerary can be found in the Tour Notes.
Are there any age restrictions?
There is a minimum age of 18 on all of our Small Group Tours. However, if you like the look of one of our itineraries and want to travel with children below this age, we can organise a private departure for you or tailor-make an itinerary to best suit your needs. We don’t have a maximum age. However, we do require everyone over the age of 80 to get a doctor’s letter saying that they are fit and able to participate in the tour.
Am I fit enough?
Most of our tours include a certain amount of walking, from exploring cities or heading off on foot in search of wildlife, although some activities are possible to opt out of. You should ensure that you are fit enough to take part in the itinerary. Please see the Tour Notes for specific fitness requirements or speak to one of our Travel Specialists on 020 3141 2800 if you are unsure.
What is included in the tour price?
Specific inclusions and exclusions are dependent on the Small Group Tour. Generally speaking, the tour price includes all accommodation and breakfasts and all ground transportation including domestic flights and airport transfers on the start and end days. It will exclude international airfare, tipping and any optional activities. Please check the Tour Notes for specific inclusions for that tour.
How will I meet my group?
All tours will have a welcome meeting, usually on the first day. At this meeting, you will meet your Tour Leader as well as your fellow travellers. This meeting will also give you an introduction to the tour so your Tour Leader will talk you through any important information you need to know about the country you are visiting and perhaps teach you a few phrases of the local language.
Can I do part of the tour or join later?
Depending on logistics, you may be able to start a tour late or leave early. However, we cannot refund you for the parts that you miss and highly recommend doing the whole itinerary to get the full experience.
Can I extend the tour?
Yes, of course. One of our Travel Specialists would be happy to speak with you about pre or post tour extensions. Call us on 020 3141 2800.