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Women Travel Groups and Tours

Some of the very best trips abroad available today are those that offer the intimacy of small, specialized groups as women only tours. Women of all ages looking for travel companions with similar interests often find that taking a trip with a women only group is more fun and less stressful. The following organizations offer group tours for women looking to share their journeys with other women. Women tours listed below range from high-intensity group adventures to relaxing scenic getaway vacations to life-changing cultural immersion travel experiences to shared spiritual journeys in wondrous lands.

Featured Articles on Women Tours and Groups

What to expect on women only tour What to Expect in a Women Only Group Tour by Phyllis Stoller
The host of an award-winning operator of women group tours with an emphasis on smart choices describes what to expect.
Women Group Travel Women Group Tours: Wandering Women Traveling Together by Beth Whitman
How to enjoy women group travel and enjoy the tours to faraway lands as a way to build and strengthen long-term friendships.
5 Keys for women-only tours 5 Keys for a Great Women Only Tour by Larissa C. Kulczycky
What are the elements for a great group tour? The answers are very diverse with some common threads according to interviews with leaders and participants.
ESL Teaching as a Freelancer Touring Bhutan with Women by Beth Whitman
Beth describes her experience leading women-only tours of Bhutan, a beautiful and fabulous land where traveling in a group offers many advantages.

Sights and Soul Travels
Experience the ultimate Tours and Vacations for Women: see that magical place you've always dreamed of, make timeless discoveries, connect with new, like-minded friends and enjoy the perfect blend of outdoor adventures and cultural exploration. Sights and Soul travels slowly, in small groups, enjoying exclusive experiences, fine dining, boutique hotels, and personalized services. Join us in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Egypt, England, France, the Galapagos, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe.
Tours and Vacations for Women Dates: Year round.
Cost: Competitively priced, with value added experiences. Roommate guarantee to avoid the cost of the single supplement, if required.
Contact: Sights and Soul Travels, 13610 Chrisbar Ct., Germantown MD, 20874
Tel.: 866-737-9602

Serendipity Traveler — "Inspired Travel for Active Women"
Imagine yourself sharing the joys of traveling with a small group of savvy, active women travelers. You will immerse yourself with our unmatched diverse itineraries, stay in our handpicked accommodations, savor culinary treats and lively dinner conversations, and meet locals along your journey. You can relax as we pamper you while taking care of all your travel details. You will create rich and enduring memories with each Serendipity Traveler experience. Wandering the gardens of England or discovering a Caribbean island, you will escape to destinations where unfamiliarity and intrigue will lend lasting memories of fun, discovery, and inspiration.
Life is Short, Travel Well!
Serendipity Women Travel Dates: Our specialty tours are scheduled throughout the year.
Cost: Varies
Contact: Serendipity Traveler, Box 393, Rockport, MA, USA 01966
Tel: Toll free: 1-800-975-2357. Mobile: 1-978-879-7464.

Eurynome Journeys WanderWoman© Small Group Travel Adventures
Come experience some of the most beautiful places in the world with us. All our itineraries are custom crafted; we've selected charming smaller hotels and our favorite restaurants to share with you. Local experts join us as we explore the wonders of each destination. The pace of our tours is relaxed with time to soak up the ambiance, or hike, take a cooking class, explore art galleries & museums.
Upcoming trips:
Island Hopping in Greece, Malta's Ancient Goddesses & Medieval Knights; Ireland's Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley; Russian Empresses; Egyptian Treasures; Maine Coast Art & Nature and more. Our women-owned & operated tour company has provided innovative travel options for women since 1998. We hope you are able to join us on a travel adventure! LIVE, LAUGH & TRAVEL!
Eurynome Active Women Travel Dates: Year-round, 5 nights to 2+ weeks
Cost: $1999-$5899, See our Early Booking Specials/Roommates arranged-save single supplement
Contact: Erja Lipponen, Founder, Eurynome Journeys, P.O. Box 425, Camden, ME, 04843 USA
Tel.: 207.236.0110

Affordable Adventures for Women
Affordable Adventures, Off-the-Beaten-Path. Travel doesn't have to be expensive and you don't have to do it alone. We offer small group trips with local knowledgeable guides. Our trips are to places we've personally experienced so you can be assured to have the best trip possible

Hiking, Photography & Painting in the beautiful whitewashed villages & mountains of Andalucía, Southern Spain. Explore a gorgeous Fjord & UNESCO medieval towns in stunning Montenegro. Walk next to Frigate Birds, Blue & Red-footed Boobies, Owls, 100-year-old Tortoises, Penguins & Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands & stay on a 1st class catamaran yacht. Mingle with Counts & explore Castles in Transylvania, Romania. Explore the timeless beauty of Cuba and enjoy the sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club in Old historic Havana.

Travel with like-minded women. We also offer mixed group trips & self-guided.
Women Travels Together Dates: All year long
Cost: Affordable budget prices with superior accommodations. We match single travelers to avoid the cost of the single supplement.
Contact: Travels Together LLC, 505 E. 82nd Street, Suite 4D, New York, NY 10028.

Gutsy Women Travel: It’s Your Life…Live IT!™ 
Gutsy Women Travel was created for like-minded women from all walks of life who love to travel and want to share the experience with others. We offer worldwide-guided vacations, Boutique River cruises, African Safari's and customized groups that is exclusively Gutsy Women Travel. It's about broadening horizons, feeding an inner desire to travel, and creating new friendships with other gutsy women! There's never been a better time to be bold, be adventurous, be spontaneous, and just be gutsy! 24/7 Online booking inquiry.
Gutsy Women Travel Dates: All year long
Cost: For further information, please contact us via email (see below) or call (see below). We have a guaranteed share pricing and attractive single supplements as well as past travelers savings, special air inclusive promotions and early booking discounts.
Contact: April M. Merenda, President & Co-Founder, Gutsy Women Travel, LLC, 801 E. Katella Ave., 2nd Fl., Anaheim, CA 92805
24/7 Online booking inquiry.
Tel.: 1-866-IM-GUTSY (1-866-464-8879)

The Women's Travel Group: Smart Tours for Smart Women
The Women's Travel Group offers "smart" small group tours for women. Itineraries are about the country, the culture and the people, not about free time or shopping. You experience highlights as well as less visited gems. We offer exotic destinations not found elsewhere: Namibia? Iran? Puglia? Albania? colonial Mexico? We hire speakers, add museum and home visits, and include UNESCO Heritage Sites. We use 4 1/2 - 5 star hotels, fine restaurants and local guides. The company has offered tours for women and groups since 1992. We are a strategic partner of SITA World Tours, and the only women's travel group on the site of a major tour company. Groups are small. Women come from all over, are married and single and all ages. Tours have few options making budgeting easier. There are some budget tours each year. Shares and Singles are available. We win awards, are IATAN certified and accept credit cards.
The Women's Travel Group Dates: Year Round
Cost: Prices depend on the tour. We arrange shares to help save money and accept frequent flier tickets.
Contact: Phyllis Stoller, ECPS Consulting, The Women's Travel Group, 116 East 63 Street, Suite 4A, New York, NY 10065.
Tel.: 646 309 5607

Women Traveling the World
We offer customized small group travel for women of all ages and walks of life who love to travel and have unique experiences. All trips are custom tailored to offer unique sites and experiences at every destination. These include unique boutique hotels, custom tailored experiences, and free time. We provide a one-of-a-kind travel experience allowing you to meet new and lasting friends for a lifetime.
Trips Include: Greece, Italy, Safari, Napa, Ireland, Bali, Sedona, New Zealand and more.
Roommates are provided.
Women Travel the World Dates: Year-round
Cost: Varies by trip — very competitive
Contact: West Palm Beach, FL.
Phone: 866-753-1552

Adventures in Good Company
Active Travel for Women of All Ages
Since 1999, Adventures in Good Company has offered trips worldwide for adventurous women who want an active vacation. With over 40 trips to choose from, there are trips for all fitness and budget levels: all you need is a passion for adventure and a love of being in the outdoors. Our well-organized trips and flexible itineraries allow you to have the adventure vacation you want. Our guides are genuinely interested in assisting you to meet your personal goals for your trip. We specialize in hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sea kayaking, and multi-sport adventures. Small groups, excellent guides!
Dates: Year round
Cost: $625 - $5745
Contact: Adventures in Good Company, 5913 Breckenridge Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Tel.: 877/439-4042 or 410/435-1965
Email: info@adventuresome
Website: adventuresome

Galapagos Volunteer and Travel for Women of All Ages!
Help to preserve the Enchanted Galapagos Islands, combine volunteer and travel in a program that has gathered over 200 women in the past year! A trip for the true explorer inside you.
Many women travel independently these days but not all will have an experience like this one, suitable for all ages, groups or individuals, because this is one adventure not to be missed.
Experience our authentic Galapagos Experience—something so real, most people would never see anything remotely like it in their lifetime. This is your chance to do something unique and to make a difference at the same time. Contact us for women-only travel dates.
Galapagos for Women of All Ages Dates: Year Round
Contact: Lead Adventures Ecuador & Galapagos, Juan Leon Meta 1574 y La Pints (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633

Cultural Immersion in South America
Be more than just a tourist during your holiday. Travel with a purpose to South America, Work with the poorest kids in Quito, or help animals in the Amazon rainforest, ideal for independent travelers, groups or families. We offer you the safest way to travel and discover South America as we are local experts. We offer you the chance to live as a local, learn the culture, travel and most important help the ones in need; all at the same time!. Let the experts guide you on your adventure!
Ecuador women travel club Dates: Year Round
Contact: Lead Adventures Ecuador & Galapagos, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633

Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete with Carol Christ
Learn about a Society of Peace where the Goddess was worshiped as the Source of life, women and nature were honored, and there was no war, on a sacred sites journey in Greece with Carol Christ, world-renowned author of Rebirth of the Goddess. Visit museums and archaeological sites, swim in the sea, hike in mountains, descend into caves, dance, celebrate the grace of life in rituals, meet village women, eat delicious food, travel with like-minded companions.
“I came expecting nothing, and I received everything.” — Ramona Lane, Australia
Ariadne Travel Dates: 2 week tours spring and fall
Cost: $2795 early bird special or $2995
Contact: Ariadne Institute, P.O Box 5053, Eugene, Oregon 97405 USA
Phone: 541-345-8306

Purposeful Nomad: Revolutionizing Women’s Travel
Purposeful Nomad believes that when we travel together meaningfully across the planet, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. We know that when we bring curiosity and a spirit of service to travel, we help co-create a more life-sustaining world. We also believe that balanced lives are lives well-lived. Our trips are a rare synthesis of individual enjoyment, adventure, skill-building, community connection and, last but certainly not least, relaxation. Our programs are built from years spent on the road-less traveled, establishing trusted partnerships with organizations and artisans invested in the success of their local communities. We founded Purposeful Nomad to share these connections and vibrant locales with fellow, adventurous women and private groups who are ready to travel mindfully and with purpose- and have fun doing so!
Purposeful nomad women's travel Dates: Dominican Republic: October 2018, Ecuador: June 2018
Costs: $1800-$3800
Contact: Caitlin Murray & Jessica Scranton- Founders & Owners, 616 SE 72nd Ave, Portland OR, 97215
Tel.: 971-221-2176

WanderTours specializes in small group tours and caters to a clientele looking for unique, soft-adventure travel. We choose off-the-beaten path destinations and incorporate unique activities that can only be found in a more personalized tour.
In addition to our women-only soft-adventure tours to countries such as India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand & Laos, we offer culinary tours in Seattle, Santa Fe and New Orleans. We also offer an annual co-ed tour to Papua New Guinea to visit the Mt. Hagen Sing Sing.
An integral feature of each of our international tours is our WanderTours Giving Program, where a portion of each tour participant’s fee is donated to a local organization in the host country.
Wandertours women travel Dates: Year round
Cost: Costs vary. Exact costs can be found on our website.
Contact: Beth Whitman – WanderTours, PO Box 16102, Seattle, WA 98116
Tel.: 1 888 818 9918
Free Listing for Columnist Beth Whitman
Adventure Associates,
Woman only Adventures and Cultural Connections for the Active and Discerning Traveler since 1987.
Sea kayak with Orca whales in the San Juan Island of Washington state; witness the colorful festivals of Bhutan; cruise the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands; trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, Peru; climb the "Roof of Africa" Mt Kilimanjaro and safari in premier wildlife parks of Africa and more. We also design custom travel packages to any of our scheduled destinations for groups of friends, family and colleagues.

Adventurous Wench,
Explore the world and have fun on high-quality vacation tours for women. Sail through the Greek Islands, watch wildlife in Costa Rica, snorkel in the Virgin Islands, and more.

Canyon Calling Tours,
Small, multi-activity, all-inclusive, soft-adventure women-only tours for moderately fit women over 30. Trips focus on powerful scenery and challenging but attainable adventures to New Zealand, Morocco, Peru, Alaska, the Swiss Alps, Canadian Rockies, and much more.

Eurynome Journeys of Leisure Markets: Travel Adventures for Women,
Design unique group travel itineraries catered to group's focus, i.e. nursing programs, women's studies, special interest groups, alumni travel, trips for clubs and organizations. Late spring and summer tours for women to Egypt, Greece, Ireland, and Maine described on their site.

The Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas Inc.,
An international network of over 70 independent women travel clubs with a combined membership of over 15,000 members in countries worldwide. It serves as a support network for American women living and working abroad and is particularly active in the fields of U.S. citizens' concerns, education, environmental protection, and women's and children's rights.

Finding My Place: For Women Who Want to Live Abroad,,
Explore becoming an expat with all the support you need to do it intelligently and safely, and have fun in the process. Enjoy great company with other experienced women who are exploring the world of possibilities and the possibilities of the world. Discover what feeds your soul and sense of purpose. Support women and girls globally through our non-profit network. Trips to Spain and Portugal, Nicaragua, and Thailand are available.

Gateway Destinations,
Offers European guided travel tours for women. Experience memorable venues through one of our specially-designed guided women’s travel tours. Travel in the safety of a small group and enjoy fun, luxurious and carefree travel—just bring your suitcase!

Isla Women's Retreat: Women's Retreats in Mexico,
Invites women to gather for a time of retreat and replenishment on Isla Mujeres, an island in the Mexican Caribbean. Together, we will create a circle of abundance, compassion and support as we weave together our stories and wisdom becoming midwives of our dreams. Retreat includes yoga, storytelling, guided imagery and journeys to ancient Mayan sites.

Las Olas,
Las Olas is recognized as the world’s premier surf and snow board safari for women. Offering unique retreats for women of all ages, the tropical escapes includes surf instruction, yoga, massage, and more. Born from the understanding that women attain confidence, health, friendship and fun through enjoying sports together, Las Olas provides an inclusive and supportive environment for women in board sports.

Surf Goddess Retreats,
Women-only surf camps, including surf lessons, surfaris, yoga, massage and more, on the magical tropical island of Bali.

Tiger Travel, Solo Women's Tours,
Specializes in sharing the secrets of India with adventurous women of all ages, who for whatever reason are traveling solo. No hassles, no worries, just free to enjoy each others company and see the real India as a traveler not a tourist.

Tours for Independent Thinking Women,
Small group travel to France and Italy. Something out of the ordinary every day. Local women guides. Private viewings and visits. Concerts, cooking classes, and creations. Stay in exceptional hotels, villas and châteaux. Always single accommodation. Based in Australia and traveling with women from all over!

Woman Tours,
Inn-to-inn road bike tours for women designed by women, to both domestic and international destinations, such as Bhutan and Italy.

Women Traveling Together,
Network of women of all ages who travel in tours and vacation in small groups. Travel as though single while in a small group to experience the best of all worlds.

Sights and Soul Travel Tours for Women
Inspired Women Tours with Serendipity Traveler
Travel Together Tours
Gutsy Women group travel
Women travel in Ecuador with Lead Adventures
Women groups traveling the world
Small group women travel with Purposeful Nomad
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