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  • Monday 9.00am - 7.00pm BST
  • Tuesday 9.00am - 7.00pm BST
  • Wednesday 9.00am - 7.00pm BST
  • Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm BST
  • Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm BST
  • Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm BST
  • Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm BST
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Private groups

The same epic Explore experience, exclusively for you. Gather up five or more friends or family and take over your own departure. Choose from dozens of trips all over the world.


About our private groups

Did you know that you can choose to take over many of our small group trips as a private group? Simply gather up a group of friends or family (we recommend a minimum of five), choose your trip and tell us your preferred date, and once you’ve accepted our quote, we’ll make it happen! You’ll still have an expert local tour leader on hand, and will follow the itinerary as per the trip page, but the group will be solely made up of your party. Ideal for a special occasion, walking or cycling club, family gathering or just for a more distanced, more exclusive experience.  

All private group departures are ‘on request’. For a chat about availability and price, or if you’ve got any questions about the trip itself, just give us a call.


Private group FAQs

Most of our trips can be taken as a private group. Some tours may not be feasible, however, depending on the size of your group. Call us, or book a video consultation, to speak to one of our experts and we’ll be able to let you know what’s possible. Polar and Galapagos trips cannot be operated on a private basis.

In most cases, yes. We’ll always try to work with your preferred date where we can. In some cases, though, seasonality, national holidays and the availability of services may mean that’s not possible. In that case, we’ll work with you to find a suitable alternative date.

How much the trip costs will depend on the size of your group and when you’re looking to travel. We can provide an initial estimate cost, and will be able to confirm the final price once we’ve checked availability with our overseas team.

Unfortunately in most cases you will not be able to make changes to an existing itinerary.

We aim to confirm availability and price within 48 hours. More time may be necessary to confirm certain services, given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our team will keep you well informed should there be any delay.


Yes, you'll typically have to pay a single supplement for one of the rooms. Occasionally we can arrange different room configurations, including triple rooms. Ask your consultant for more information on the rooming options.

Yes. If you are a loyal traveller and qualify for a loyalty discount, we’ll apply this to your individual price. Private group bookings are not eligible for any other discounts or offers.