As we begin planning our next adventures, safety will be top of mind. In addition to getting to and from destinations – staying safe while exploring these exciting new places is equally as important. Small group travel, with close family and friends, is a great way to ensure an extra level of comfort on your next journey.

Many of AAA’s preferred travel partners are now offering small group departures on many of their most popular itineraries in destinations around the world.

Small Group travel offers a more unique and authentic experience

Club Adventures

Adventure just got even smaller, in a big way! As the travel landscape has evolved, Club Adventures has made it possible for you to travel safely and securely with their Just Our Crew option.

With Just Our Crew, all you need is 6 travelers to hit the road with your own small group.  Every Just Our Crew departure has a dedicated Local Leader who will show you the best that your destination has to offer. You also have the opportunity to select your own departure date and to customize your itineraries so that you and your crew get everything you want in your travel experience.

Whether you’re ready to finally book that girl’s getaway you’ve been talking about for years, or are itching to hit the road with your family, your AAA Travel Agent can help get you on your way to traveling with a Club Adventures Local Leader on an incredible itinerary.

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Small Group vacation for European Travelers

Insight Vacations 

Insight trips feature groups that are just the right size. No matter what part of the world you visit, you will join a group of like-minded travelers to share unforgettable travel moments with people from around the world.

Choose Your Group Size

  • Classic Groups: Classic Group departures are an average of 33 and a maximum of 40.
  • Small Groups: New for 2021, you can choose to travel even more comfortably, with our Small Group departures, capped at just 24 travelers.
  • Private Groups: Insight Vacations trips are bookable for private groups so you can travel exclusively with your friends and family. Small Private Groups are available for groups of 12 or more guests.

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Small Group Tours: For 2021 Trafalgar has created an option to enjoy the same remarkable Trafalgar experience on a small group tour. Now more than ever is the time to take comfort in exploring with like-minded travelers, and with added ease knowing that every detail is taken care of. You can choose to join a small group tours of 20 people or less in Africa and Asia, and small group tours  of 29 people or less across the rest of the world. No matter what you choose, you’ll travel with the peace of mind that your wellbeing is always Trafalgar’s first priority.

Private Tours: Travel exclusively with as little as 12 family and friends when you choose a private group tour . Private groups have the ability to explore and discover with ease, with every detail is taken care of. This is exclusive group travel in true Trafalgar style, complete with a dedicated On-Road Team. Your team includes a Travel Director and Driver – trained in physical distancing and hygiene protocols, as well as destination expertise and local knowledge.

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Brendan Vacations

From Guided to fully customizable vacations each include unique accommodations, quality transportation and exclusive sightseeing. Brendan Vacations’ handcrafted highlights offer something for every type of traveler and are designed to bring these destinations to life. Plus, travel exclusively with just your family and friends when you select any of their travel styles.

  • Guided Vacations: Easy to take and easy to enjoy. If must-see sights, insider experiences and care-free travel sound like your cup of tea, then a Guided Vacation is the travel style for you.
  • Private Chauffeur: The most intimate and personal of travel styles. These fully customizable hand-crafted vacations begin with a professional chauffeur and the finest accommodations, then add expert guidance along the way.

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Alexander + Roberts’ Journeys Without a Crowd consist of never more than 16 guests. This promises more personal, thoughtful engagement with expert native guides and the easy camaraderie of new-found friends.

Privately Guided versions of Alexander + Roberts tours allow you to choose your traveling companions – whether it’s your partner, family or a group of friends. Enjoy the flexibility of traveling any day you wish and the relaxed pace of touring with just your traveling party.

Custom Journeys are designed just for you by our AAA Travel Agents – with expertly guided private sightseeing, unique cultural activities, hotels and dining experiences tailored to fit your personal interests and style.

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Member Choice Vacations

With Member Choice Vacations, you won’t just be one of the crowd with Small Group Explorations; you’ll be an integral part of a cultural expedition. You’ll share the road, a few meals, and a variety of special moments with a small, tight-knit group of just 14-24 people. Smaller groups open up more opportunities to truly experience a destination.

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Small Group travel river cruise vacation

Small Ship River Cruises

If you’ve cruised by ocean before, you are familiar with how many co-travelers are along with you on the adventure. Maybe you like cruising, but want smaller scale with more space to spread out – there is another option for you! Enter river cruises, an increasingly popular alternative offering a more intimate experience onboard.

You might not have the oh-my-gosh, big-ship amenities like rock climbing walls, multi-story waterslides or observation pods suspended hundreds of feet above the sea. However, river cruising affords a long list of destination choices that are far beyond the reach of the seafaring mega-ships.

Among the most frequently booked itineraries are European river cruises along the Rhine and Danube. These routes treat passengers to amazing up-close views of castles, tidy vineyards and centuries-old towns and villages. What’s more, river ships make sightseeing incredibly convenient. Guests are dropped off near the epicenter of each port and often remaining docked late into the evening. This allows guests more time to explore and even sample the local nightlife.

There are several European river cruise lines to choose from. Take a look at a few of the exciting itineraries offered by AAA preferred travel suppliers:

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If you’re ready to start planning a big adventure for your small group vacation, AAA is here to help!

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