When you're exploring the world, every moment is an opportunity for discovery. Our blog is filled with travel inspiration, tips, and more for taking it all in.
Our planet is home to countless landmarks that boggle the mind with their staggering beauty, storied history, and groundbreaking engineering. But some of them are so special, and so emblematic of the historic periods, peoples, and advancements they represent, that they’ve been declared wonders of the world.
Looking for ways to save on a once-in-a-lifetime trip? Black Friday is the best time to book! Check out five reasons why.
Want an inside look at today’s travel landscape? Hear from Matts, Senior Vice President of Operations, about what to expect now that travel is back.
Going on a guided tour as a solo traveler has great perks—private rooms in handpicked hotels, local experts and a Tour Director to handle all the details.
Big news: Go Ahead Tours has an exclusive new tour! Hike the Trans Bhutan Trail into the heart of Bhutan, a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, and one of the happiest places on Earth.
From a German play that only happens every 10 years to National Park birthdays, make these events in 2022 a must-add to your travel bucket list.
Zero flight planning? Check. Tickets to skip the lines? Check. Big bucket list experiences? Check! See why going guided on our all-inclusive tours is the way to travel in the future.
Whether you love watching comedies, dramas, or fantasies, we’ll show you the top Solo Tour you should take based on your favorite TV show.
Planning a vacation in advance has its advantages, from affordability to access to the joy of anticipation. We're sharing eight advantages of booking future travel now.
Want to know where this blockbuster movie was filmed? Discover the House of Gucci filming locations and visit them for yourself on our Italy tours.
Black Friday isn’t just a time to score a new flat-screen TV or the latest air fryer. This Black Friday, you'll find some of the best travel deals available on the dreamiest destinations for 2022 and 2023. Here are the top trending tours to book this Black Friday.
We’re sharing the newest group travel trends and insights with you, so you can be in the know when picking where to go next year.
Travel experiences mean more than a store-bought gadget ever could. Here are some of the top travel experiences to invest in this year as the world reopens!
The latest updates to the Go Ahead mobile app make connecting with travelers even easier. Here's how you can use the tour feed and shared photo album before, during, and after your next trip!
Exactly one month from today, we’ll make our grand return to Egypt (not that we’re counting down or anything…). That’s why we turned to Go Ahead staffer Claudia for a thrilling sneak preview at what it’s like to travel to Egypt right now.
Traveling on a group tour, which leaves planning to the experts and lets you focus on what matters most: taking in the sights, sounds, flavors, and traditions of a new-to-you place. Ready to hit the road solo? Keep reading to learn about eight of the best destinations for solo travel.
Revenge travel to bucket list destinations, domestic tours in our own backyards—check out the 2021 travel trends everyone’s talking about right now.
From Europe’s snow-covered Alps to Australia’s sun-drenched coast, here are nine of the best places to visit in December on a Go Ahead Tour.
Italy’s vibrant local life, charming pastel cityscapes, and bucolic countryside make for stunning backdrops on the silver screen. Discover the dramatic cliff-top villages and exquisite Baroque architecture of Italy through film, then visit all the destinations on tour with Go Ahead. Here are nine movies set in Italy to inspire your next tour of Italy.
With fewer crowds, better prices, more moderate weather, and more authentic experiences, the off-season may just be the time to travel to Europe.
Whether you’re rolling through the lochs and hills of Scotland, zooming through Japan on a high-speed bullet train, or traveling domestically on our Canadian Rockies tour, the benefits will become clearer than the rivers and lakes you’ll pass by along the way.
Famous Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées are recognizable around the world, but the City of Light has more to offer than what you’ll find on the front of a postcard.
Walking through the grand doors of famous castles around the world is like being transported into a universe only seen in history books or movies.
When traveling, your family gets the quality time they wouldn't normally have the opportunity to have, all while experiencing beautiful places around the world together.
Curious about the benefits of going guided vs. traveling independently? Check out the top 10 perks you’ll get by booking on one of our more than 175 guided tours.
Read about EF's new initiative, Hello Zero, which is our vision and commitment to voluntarily offset all of our global carbon emissions. Plus, find out what our climate action plan looks like today.
We're looking back at the pivotal moment when the coronavirus put the world's journeys on hold, and our Go Ahead Tours experts had to work quickly to bring our travelers home.
We dove into our booking data from the past couple of months to show you how travel trends have shifted for 2021 and what the hot spots will be this year. Check it out.
Are you as excited to travel as we are? 2021 is a new beginning, and our travel experts have picked the top eight destinations to cross off your bucket list on a Go Ahead Tour this year!
Check out our holiday gift guide and plan to give yourself the gift of seeing the world this upcoming year—all of us here at Go Ahead Tours are also dreaming of all the adventure to come! To hold you over, here are some of our favorite souvenirs that remind us of our top trips.
Need travel presents to impress the adventurers in your life? We tapped our globetrotting team to share their favorite travel gear to fill this year’s gift guide. See our picks for every jetsetter on your list!
Our experts take care of all the details—including hand-picking (and testing out!) top accommodations. Check out some of the unique properties you can check in to on our small group tours.
Hear from President Heidi Durflinger and more expert Go Ahead staffers, who answered your top questions about what group travel will look like in 2021 and beyond.
We asked our Manager of On-Tour Support Alaina, who has headed up our COVID-19 response and on-tour safety updates, to tell us more about the future of travel and what Go Ahead Tours is doing to get ready for it.
If you’ve seen or heard the term “wellness travel” popping up almost everywhere, you’re not alone. Find out what it means and how you can set out on your own wellness journey.
One of the best parts of train travel is getting up close to the scenery—and on our new tour Switzerland by Train: Lucerne to Zurich, that scenery is the Alps, which makes for one incredible ride.
What travel trends are influencing jetsetters in 2020? Check out our list to see the exciting new things on our radar, and how you can incorporate them into your future travel plans.
The Tour de France is widely considered the most prestigious bike race in the world, and this year you could have a front-row seat on our brand-new tour—Tour de France 2020: Provence to Paris Bike Tour.
For this year’s gift guide, we thought we’d do something a little different. Instead of recommending things, we asked around for everyone’s favorite experiences to share with loved ones.
Few things get us as excited as trying—and learning about—all the local flavors of a destination. So we’re ecstatic to have paired up with America’s Test Kitchen to celebrate Italy’s culinary traditions on a once-in-a-lifetime tour.
We travel to visit the sites, taste the flavors, meet the locals, learn the culture—and sometimes, see the animals. EF is relentlessly committed to respecting and promoting animal welfare as we help our customers experience the world.
Responsible travel is all about ensuring a brighter future in the places we go all over the world. Check out a few on-tour activities we offer that give you the chance to travel more responsibly.
Find out what a father-son duo discovered when they set off on a Go Ahead Heritage Tour of Sicily with the Today Show in tow!
We’re spotlighting some of the shows and movies we’re loving—and traveling vicariously through. Here, learn how you can visit Game of Thrones’ world of Westeros in real-life.
When it comes to making resolutions for the new year, it’s no surprise that our team has some big travel goals. Check out what Go Ahead Tours staffers are dreaming up for 2019 and get inspired for the year ahead!
Wondering what causes Venice to flood during the occasional phenomenon called acqua alta, or high water? Here are some helpful facts to know.
If you’ve traveled with Go Ahead Tours in the past, you might notice that our loyalty program, the World Traveler Club, is looking a little different these days. Read on to learn more about our all-new program, Club Go.
If the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is on your radar, rejoice: You’re cordially invited to check out the couple’s wedding venue on our Windsor Castle excursion!
Have you heard of hygge? This one little word, pronounced hoo-gah, sums up a key element of Danish culture, and it’s not easy to translate. Find out more about hygge and why you don’t have to travel to Denmark to experience it.
Whether someone wants to hike up to Machu Picchu or simply mix up a Pisco sour, these presents will get them dreaming of a journey to the land of the ancient Inca.
Is a visit to the City of Light on the horizon? Gifts that call the French capital’s renowned fashion, food, and romance to mind are must-haves this holiday season.
Limoncello, locally sourced olive oil, colorful ceramics—we’ve rounded up gifts that sing an ode to sunny days on Italy’s breathtaking coast.
From sushi and sake to block prints and stylish gadgets, these gifts inspired by Japanese creations are sure to spark an interest in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Buenos Aires has been nicknamed “The Paris of South America.” Here are four reasons why the Argentine capital is a must-visit, and why it’s so often compared to the City of Light.
Sometimes unexpected events affect our daily lives, and sometimes they affect our travels. This is something 30 travelers had to face when devastating fires broke out in Napa Valley while they were there on tour. Here, two group members share their thoughts on Go Ahead’s emergency response.
Travel is especially meaningful when it helps you connect with your heritage. Find out more about our brand-new portfolio of Europe tours created with Ancestry®, the go-to resource for people looking to explore their family story.
Five-time traveler Gail shares what she learned about planning a trip to visit the filming locations of Downton Abbey in her free time in England.
This International Museum Day, we’re recognizing all the amazing museums around the world. Whether you have an eye for contemporary artwork or love to step back into history, there’s no shortage of opportunities to see what interests you. Here are some of our staff’s favorite galleries.
Cinco de Mayo is almost legendary in the United States, where we celebrate by drinking margaritas and enjoying chips, salsa and burritos with abandon. But what is Cinco de Mayo really about? Here’s everything you need to know about the holiday.
With Earth Day just around the corner, we wanted to give a shout out to some of our favorite green destinations. Whether it’s a great bike trail, beautiful park, environmentally-minded residents (or all three!), see what makes these cities the best places to go green around the globe.
After years of classified research in collaboration with the departments of Theoretical Physics at two of Boston’s top universities, we are excited to announce our brand new portfolio of Go Ahead Time Travel Tours.
Ways to say “I love you” differ greatly all over the world—here’s a look at how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the languages of a few of our top destinations.
This September, we wanted to honor the special on-tour moments that epitomize what travel is all about—and Scott’s entry about the impact meeting locals has on your travel experience had us nodding our heads in agreement.
It’s thanks to many curious travelers throughout history that we are able to explore so much of the world today. To help prepare you for your next trivia night, here’s a background on some of our favorite adventure-seekers.
A great way to stay in touch with us here at Go Ahead is through our Facebook page. From planning your tour to solo travel, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
One of our favorite ways to get inspired for our next trip is by reading a great book—plus, a good read makes a great companion on long plane rides! We asked around for a list of our team’s favorite books for getting inspired to travel.
Wondering what our Right Size Advantage is all about? Smaller tour groups! Here, an interview with one of the innovators behind the Right Size Advantage.
A country’s culinary traditions reveal much more than what’s on the dinner table—recipes, customs and cooking methods all tell the history of the region and the people who live there.
St. Patrick’s Day this month brings to mind the legendary luck of the Irish—though the phrase may actually have roots more American than Irish. This insight got us thinking: Why are certain charms and customs considered lucky in different cultures?
While it’s the shortest month of the year, February still holds a lot of love for cultures all over the globe. The key to our heart? Traveling the world, of course.
For our first catalog of 2014, the cover photo decision was much more difficult—so many amazing images were pouring in from our on-tour photographer Jimmy de Bock.