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Small group tours

Experience the world with 10–22 travelers

Immersive moments await

Learn about the world alongside 10–22 travelers in off-the-beaten-path destinations on our small group trips. You’ll get an in-depth look at your destination while making a positive impact on it. Each tour features immersive, hands-on small group travel experiences that’ll connect you with the local community and your fellow travelers. Think: truffle hunting with a farmer and his dog in Italy, eating organic pineapple at a carbon-negative farm in Costa Rica, and more.

Small group travel styles

Food & Wine Tours

Taste the best the world has to offer and learn about your locale by sampling its most famous (and delicious) fare.

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Safari & Wildlife Tours

Immerse yourself in a destination's natural beauty while viewing wildlife, interacting with the local community, and learning about conservation efforts with an expert guide.

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Adventure Tours

Venture to a new destination with an open mind, a good pair of walking shoes, and an interest in going off the beaten path to take part in culturally immersive activities.

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Why join a small group tour?

Unique inclusions

From where you’ll stay (boutique hotels and safari lodges, anyone?) to what you’ll do (like learn traditional weaving techniques), our small group trips are packed with hands-on activities and memorable moments.

Cultural immersion

Build a deeper connection with your destination's community—and your fellow travelers—during experiential activities and 24/7 guidance from your expert Tour Director.

Active travel experiences

Our small group trips are for young-at-heart travelers of all ages. Be ready to head off the beaten path and spend time exploring your destination by foot or using unique transportation like a rickshaw, canoe, or 4x4 Jeep.

Explore our small group tours

Small group travel
Food & Wine Tours
Sip. Savor. Learn. Enjoy.
tan brick house in tuscan hills
Food & Wine: Flavors of Tuscany & Umbria with Rome extension
11 or 13 days
232
From $2,739*
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World travel made easy

At EF Go Ahead Tours, each of our 175 (and counting) trips is designed by experts, guided by locals, and made for you. You’ll always get to know your destination like an insider thanks to our local connections around the globe.

Over 55 years of experience

We've been helping people enjoy cultural experiences on guided tours for over half a century.

Lots of logistics, handled

Handpicked hotels, authentic meals, sightseeing with local guides, an expert Tour Director with you 24/7—we thought of everything for you.

Immersive adventures

One-size-fits-all? No way. Each itinerary is carefully crafted so you can make the most of your time on tour.

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Small group travel FAQ

How many people are on your small group tours?

Each of our small group trips has a set range of travelers it’s ideal for. Our maximum small group tour size is 22 travelers, but it can be as low as 14 travelers for certain tours. The minimum group size for most small group tours is 10, but it’s as low as 6 for certain tours.

What kinds of experiences are included on small group tours?

You’ll take part in the signature cultural moments our tours are known for alongside a smaller group of fellow travelers. Think: Eating organic pineapple at a carbon-neutral farm in Costa Rica, truffle hunting with a farmer and his dog in Italy, weaving baskets with Mayan women in Belize, and more! All our small group tours feature immersive, hands-on experiences that’ll connect you with your destination and your fellow travelers. You can read a detailed itinerary to see what you’ll do each day on tour.

Where can I go on one of your small group tours?

We offer small group tours of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Our small group travel offering continues to grow so check back often to see what new tours have been added!

What kinds of small group travel experiences do you offer?

Our small group trips fall into three main travel styles:

  • Food & Wine Tours are small group tours that introduce you to a destination with a focus on its culinary traditions and local flavors. You’ll meet local partners who promote the preservation of culinary traditions and learn about sustainable food production.
  • Safari & Wildlife Tours are small group tours that offer opportunities for viewing animals in their natural habitats with expert naturalists. You’ll learn about conservation efforts and interact with local community members along the way.
  • Adventure Tours are active small group tours that take you off the beaten path to give you an in-depth look at the culture and communities in your destination.

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