6 Travel Companies Offering Unforgettable Tours
With so many choices of where to go and what to see on vacation, planning a trip can feel like a lot of work. If you'd rather trust the experts, consider one of these reliable tour providers. In no particular order, here are several great travel companies to turn to for an adventure that you won't forget.
First up, at #1, we have Tru Bahamian Food Tours, which has been offering culinary experiences to visitors of the Bahamas since 2012. These short, guided tours stop at multiple tasting locations, each chosen to highlight local delicacies.
Clients can sign up for a private group session or join a walking tour, where they will stop at several sites for tastings. Tru Bahamian Food Tours received the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019.
Next, at #2, we have Cobblestone Freeway Tours, which specializes in trips to Europe, particularly Ukraine. The company aims to balance time between well-known cities and locations off the beaten path to help tourists get a taste for age-old traditions and make connections with the places they visit.
There are options built around locations, holidays, skiing, dancing, and even volunteer work. Cobblestone Freeway Tours aims to support the regional economy by planning stays in boutique hotels rather than big chains and choosing locally sourced food.
In the #3 spot, we have Wilderness Travel. What began in 1978 in a small office in Berkeley, California, has developed into an award-winning travel agency with more than 200 small group and private journeys in over 70 countries. There are a variety of adventures to choose from, from hiking odysseys in the Alps to expedition cruises in Antarctica. Area Specialists handle the planning and preparation to simplify the experience.
The company aims to preserve and empower local cultures, safeguard native wildlife, and conserve the environment in the places where its tours are hosted. About 75% of clients' travel money stays in the communities they visit, going to guides, locally owned hotels, restaurants, and the people and grassroots organizations that protect the surrounding ecosystems.
At #4, Maine Foodie Tours & History Tours offers a unique way to experience Maine's local chefs, brewmasters, bakers, distillers, chocolatiers, and other purveyors. These interactive adventures allow visitors to sample local specialties and learn a little while they're at it.
The short walking tours focus on the foods and histories that are unique to each community. The Maine Office of Tourism awarded the company with the 2018 Governor’s Award for Creativity and Innovation.
Coming in at #5 is Remote Lands, which offers over 400 luxury tours across more than 30 countries throughout Asia. Clients can opt to visit archipelagos by yacht, take in the landscape from a private helicopter, or step into remote mountain villages and ancient communities.
The company aims to give back, and encourages clients to visit NGOs and take an active interest in their missions. Remote Lands was listed on National Geographic Traveler's list of "Fifty Tours of a Lifetime" in 2014.
Finally, at #6, we have Walk Japan, a company that provides walking tours throughout the island nation. Visitors can choose from guided tours, self-guided journeys, and themed options emphasizing specific elements of Japanese culture. Custom tours and school trips are also offered.
Walk Japan's tours span multiple days and have varying levels of difficulty. There are spiritual retreats, options for outdoor enthusiasts, and journeys to popular locations like Kyoto, Nagano, and Tokyo.