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13 Best Senior-Friendly Travel Groups

Did you know that according to AARP’s 2022 Travel Trends report, 66% of people aged 70 and older anticipated traveling that calendar year? Now, in 2023, we reckon those statistics haven’t changed! If you’re an older adult who’s part of the 66% percent, we’ve got good news for you. Many travel companies exist specifically to meet the needs and budgets of seniors. So, if you’re been bitten by the travel bug, you’re in the right place. Here are 13 of the best senior-friendly travel groups!


Adventures Abroad

Named “One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies” by National Geographic and “One of the Best Senior-Friendly Travel Companies” by Travel+ Leisure, Adventures Aboard can accommodate adventurers of all ages. Whether you want to explore the Australian Outback or see cherry blossoms in Japan, this company can make all your travel wishes come true! Groups are smaller and close-knit, making for a more personalized travel experience. Tours range from Level 1 to Level 3, so you can enjoy a fabulous vacation, regardless of your fitness level!


Berkeley-based Backroads is perfect for grandparents who want to give their grandchildren the gift of travel. This family-oriented company specializes in designing trips that the whole family can enjoy. From biking across Europe to snowshoeing through the snow-covered Canadian Rockies, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had or memories to be made!


Country Walkers

Featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Outside, Country Walkers offers both guided and self-guided tours across a wide range of destinations in North America. All you need are your walking shoes and a sense of adventure. You can enjoy luxurious accommodations and exceptional cuisine that will fuel your walk from town to town. Plus, if you have a group of fifteen or more travel buddies, Country Walkers will issue a $100 check for every guest with you. No wonder it made National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” list!

EF Go Ahead Tours

With over 200 immersive tours across more than 80 countries, EF Go Ahead Tours has something for every travel enthusiast. Travel alone or in a group of like-minded individuals. Enjoy a safari adventure or a tour of our very own national parks. So, if you want a one-of-a-kind, personalized travel experience, then head on over to EF Go Ahead Tours and let the professionals handle the rest.


Designed exclusively for the 50 and over crowd, Eldertreks is ready to help you check off all the items on your travel wishlist. They offer all-inclusive land and sea packages and ClubTrek, a loyalty program that begins the moment you book your first trip.

 Firebird Tours 

This award-winning, BBB-accredited company is known for its amazing private tours to some of the world’s most incredible destinations. With over 40,000 trips under its belt, Firebird Tours knows a thing or two about the travel business. So, whether you want to explore the vineyards of Tuscany or roam the unforgettable Scottish Highlands, this company can make it happen!


Grand European Travel

As an AARP-preferred travel provider, Grand European Travel is an excellent choice for any senior with incurable wanderlust. Whether your perfect vacation is a European adventure with the grandkids or a luxurious cruise with people of all ages, Grand European Travel will take all the stress out of planning. They handle every aspect of travel, from booking flights to securing travel insurance and everything in between. All you need to do is pack your suitcases and get ready to have the adventure of a lifetime.

Intrepid Travel

Named one of TIME Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Companies”, you can travel with confidence when you choose Intrepid Travel. They tailor travel experiences to each individual, making it a wonderful choice for any older adult. Destinations sprawl across all the continents, including Antarctica!

Kensington Tours

Kensington Tours boasts its very own app, with 24/7 support and live updates that will help you travel with the peace of mind you deserve. Choose from over 100 destinations, from Germany to The Bahamas. They even offer Personal Heritage journeys, created in partnership with, that are perfect for anyone seeking to get in touch with their roots. With amazing offerings like that, it’s no surprise that Kensington Tours made Travel Leisure+’s 2023 “A-List.”

Overseas Adventure Travel

With Overseas Adventure Travel, you get to set the rules, from the size of your travel group to your destination and more. Not into traveling in packs? No problem! Overseas Adventure Travel has adventures for lone wolves, too. They even have special tour groups just for female travelers!

Road Scholar

If you’re a lifelong learner, then you’ll love Road Scholar. Since 1975, they’ve been catering to the 50-plus crowd. When you book with Road Scholar, you’re getting more than just a vacation. You’ll get an immersive, educational experience that will allow you to go home with the best souvenir of all—knowledge. Additionally, they offer low prices with great value, thanks to donations from their supporters.


Senior Cycling

Senior Cycling is perfect for active seniors who love being on the go! Of course, even cycling novices can enjoy themselves, as all tours are self-paced. So, if you’ve ever wanted to see Niagra Falls in person or pedal your way to Cape Cod, now’s your chance! Senior Cycling can even design your own, one-of-a-kind bike tour, ideal for families and friends.

 Walking the World

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, then Walking the World might have the perfect guided tour for you! They, too, cater to the 50 and over crowd. Since 1987, they’ve been planning one-of-a-kind walking tours across Europe, America, and South America. Of course, safety is the top priority, so you can rest assured you’ll always be in expert hands.

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Originally published July 12, 2023

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