Top Senior Travel Tours

A smiling senior couple overlook the water while on vacation.

No matter if you’re traveling alone or with a group of friends, join a tour on your next travel adventure. Some AARP senior travel tours offer half-day excursions, while others provide multi-day retreats. Let a local show you around as you eat and explore your way through a new city.

The following tours invite you to get to know a new place, your way. Climb aboard a bus tour, hike through national parks, or float along a river. Try out new activities, spot some wildlife, and learn about local lure. Whatever your travel preferences, our list of travel tours offers an excellent way to kick off any vacation!


Small Group Tours

Joining a tour group doesn’t have to mean fighting for elbow space. Instead, look into small group tours for seniors that offer a more intimate experience.

For example, check out the Total Boston Small Group Day Tour With a Local Guide. Though it’s open for all ages, this tour is small enough that you can interact with your guide. You can ask all your burning questions and make friends along the way. You’ll dig into the food scene in the North End, explore Faneuil Hall, and admire the city’s architecture. And if you’re lucky, you just may bowl a strike at the neighborhood bowling alley!

During your stay, book one of the hotels in Boston.

AARP Senior Bus Tours

Bus tours are a great way to explore a new place, without having to hoof it all around town all day.

Sit back and relax as you discover the Emerald City. This 3-Hour Seattle City Tour is one you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. The mini-bus only seats 14, so you’ll get the VIP experience. Cruise around town, and hear all about the hidden gems and stories of the city. After receiving an insider’s perspective, you’ll walk away knowing Seattle like a local. (Though this tour is open to travelers of all ages, that doesn’t mean you can’t get all your friends on board!)

For your stay, take a look at hotels in Seattle.

Foodie Tours

Hungry? Sounds like a foodie tour is right up your alley!

Bring your appetite to Denver. Celebrated as a major foodie destination, Denver is gaining in popularity for its eateries. Get ready to take a bite out of this city when you sign up for the Downtown Denver Food Tour! Between a stop at the butcher shop and a slice of Neapolitan pizza, you’ll get the scoop on the best cuisine in town. Nosh on gourmet hot dogs and sample famous cheese. Along the way, your tour guide will bring you to famous landmarks and recount the city’s history, too.

While you’re in town, check out Denver hotels and stay a while.

Senior Citizen Group Tours

Road Scholar is a popular option when it comes to tours for senior citizens, specifically. After all, what’s better than traveling with like-minded people?

Consider the Island Adventure tour. This 4-day rendezvous takes place on the Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Home to the wild ponies, this retreat on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is irresistible. The easy-going tour invites you to explore the local wildlife and get to know the region’s past. Between spending time on the beach and taking an island cruise, this trip will be one for the books.


50+ Travel Tours

Searching for a travel adventure geared toward you and your grandkids? Look no further than the grandparent and grandkid trips with Road Scholar.

For example, the Horses & Canoes: Summer Camp in the Ozarks with Your Family is a prime pick. The adventure takes place in the Eastern Foothills of the Ozarks in Potosi, Missouri. You’ll feel like a kid again as you canoe, fish, and horseback ride with your grandchildren at the lodge. You can even float down the river in rafts! Book one of their senior travel tours and connect with your family on a whole new level.


National Parks Tours for Seniors

If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the most amazing national parks in the country, now’s your chance. Grand Circle Travel is offering its Great National Parks tour, new in 2019.

This adventure brings you to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Mount Rushmore. Over the course of 13 days, you’ll visit Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Sheridan, and more! The tour does involve hiking, so check the physical requirements before signing up. While you’re at it, take a look at other Grand Circle Travel options, as this company has some of the best senior travel tours.

Want to mark other national parks off your list? Take advantage of the National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass. It’s available for Americans 62 years and older. With the pass, you can avoid per vehicle and per person fees at the national parks and wildlife refuges.


Adventure Travel for Seniors

YMT is another company known for catering to mature travelers. When you’re in the mood for adventure, check out the Alaskan Discovery Tour.

Whale sightings and dogsled visits? Sign us up! This 10-day tour takes you to some of Alaska’s finest places, from Fairbanks to Homer. You’ll explore Denali National Park, take a wildlife tour in Seward, and see the beauty of Kenai Lake. Join this senior travel tour for the opportunity to see some of the country’s most treasured landscapes.

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