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Why Orbridge?

Travel isn’t just a place, it’s an experience.
It’s about countries and people you’ll never forget, being immersed into new cultures and ways of life, where your experiences help you see the world in a whole new way. Don’t just visit a new place, become part of it—learn its history, engage with its people, and participate in the daily rhythms that make it unique. Travel with us and make every tour the trip of a lifetime.

We are destination specialists.
We focus on destinations that offer those life-changing experiences you’ll never forget. Places with historical significance, stunning natural beauty, engaging people, treasures waiting to be discovered, and unique experiences you may not even know exist. Then we combine them with outstanding properties and ships, specially crafted excursions, and knowledgeable guides and expedition leaders to create days you will remember. Kayak among beluga whales in Churchill, walk among penguin colonies in Antarctica, make pasta from scratch with a celebrated chef in Northern Italy—the choice is yours.

We know people–people you will want to know.

Our expedition leaders, local guides, and property owners will help you discover a location’s most spectacular features. Taste varietals with the owner of a small Spanish winery, track polar bears with a modern day pioneer in Northern Canada, dine with a Peruvian family in the Andes, or dance with Masai warriors in Tanzania. Your time with these unforgettable people is what makes a journey special. Come join them for days that will change you forever.

Attention to detail matters.
Our Guest Services team is staffed by well-traveled professionals who provide personalized attention, ensuring all your questions are answered and all the details of your trip are explained to you. Our Guest Services team has often been to the destinations we offer, and if they haven’t, we can get you in touch with a team member who has on-site experience. 

We understand travel today can be complicated; from cabin or room selection to airport transfers, dietary requests or pre or post extension details; we’ll take the time to get it right, and make your trip special from the moment you leave home.

We are a leading partner to the country’s top alumni travel programs.

Our 140 alumni association partners trust us to provide the ultimate educational travel experience to their groups—the perfect combination of delightful high-end properties, included features and free time, expert guides, lecturers, and personalized service from start to finish. Exclusive alumni departures join together travelers from schools across the country, so you’ll travel with a variety of truly interesting people. We also work with museums, zoos, prep schools, and many other tight-knit groups and communities.

We specialize in many types of programs.

National Parks programs provide the chance to visit historic North American parks and landmarks, and to learn about their natural history, wildlife, and native people, all while staying at historic hotels and lodges that capture their truly American spirit. From the Canadian Rockies to the Grand Canyon, from Yellowstone to Yosemite, from traveling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road to walking among the giant sequoias of King’s Canyon, we explore the many great natural wonders of the U.S. and Canada. 

Flavors programs offer a chance to explore a gastronomic region in detail, featuring its people, culture, history, and especially its food and wine. Learn the stories and centuries-old secrets to some of your favorite dishes, taste locally-crafted award-winning wines, and if you choose, cook alongside the esteemed chefs of the area. We stay at small deluxe properties and villas which enhance the “Flavors” experience. 

Small Ship explorations offer flexible itineraries, cozy accommodations, and personal service with the ability to explore areas where larger ships simply cannot go. Whether it’s viewing glaciers in Alaska or exploring the diverse wildlife in the Galapagos, our small ships offer unparalleled access and a relaxing pace you’ll love.

Our deluxe, small ship cruise to Antarctica combines a perfectly-appointed vessel with expert scientists, lecturers, and guides to give you that once-in-a-lifetime journey to the seventh continent—with its stunning landscapes, intriguing wildlife, and amazing history of exploration. 

Specialty Land programs take you to exotic destinations to see the world’s natural history and wildlife treasures. From Northern Canada to Machu Picchu or Tanzania and everywhere in between—with experienced guides, world famous properties, and expert Orbridge expedition leaders. We’ll be a few feet away from the alpha land predator on earth (the Polar Bear), we’ll see the tens of thousands of herbivores and the lions, cheetahs, hyena and others who follow them in the Serengeti, and the famous (and controversial) Wolves of Yellowstone. You will see the highlights you know about, and the hidden treasures, interesting people, and special features we can’t wait to show you. 

Fan travel experiences.
If you are interested in sports-themed specialty tours, visit Orbridge's sister company, Sports and Entertainment Travel (SET), whose event-based line-up features sought after fan travel experiences, including:

• Kentucky Derby
• Albuquerque Balloon Festival
• The Masters
• Ryder Cup
• US Open
• Wimbledon
• Bourbon Trail Tour
• Baseball Hall of Fame Tour
• Rose Bowl Parade
• Macy’s Day Parade
• NCAA FBS Football
• NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness games

The combined strength of our dynamic programming provides new resources and capabilities—all supported by knowledgeable professionals dedicated to guest satisfaction.

Please contact our travel specialists via email or phone at your convenience to begin your adventure. We thank you for your interest!