As of October 2015, travel tours for seniors include Trailblazer motorcoach tours by Seniortours, hiking tours and African safaris by Eldertreks and river cruises by Grand Circle Travel. Tour companies such as these offer a variety of both relaxed and active travel options geared toward travelers age 50 and over, giving seniors the chance to experience other cultures, visit famous landmarks and meet new friends.
Seniortours' options include the Cross-Country Highlights of America Trailblazer, a motorcoach tour that begins in Pennsylvania and takes travelers across the country to California. Highlights of this 24-day trip include following part of the Oregon Trail, gambling in Reno and Las Vegas and touring the Grand Canyon, as well as stops in Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Seniortours also offers other motorcoach options, including a 10-day tour of the South.
Geared toward active seniors, Eldertrek offers tours to exotic destinations such as Kenya, Madagascar, India and Tibet. The company also organizes trips to Antarctica and hiking tours through countries such as Peru and New Zealand. Eldertrek promises small tour groups of no more than 16 travelers, allowing for a more personal and intimate travel experience.
Grand Circle Travel was founded by the creator of the American Association of Retired Persons, and it specializes in small ship and river cruises through a variety of European waterways. The company also offers land tours to several European, South American and Australian destinations.