Profile of Go Ahead Tours

Tourists enjoy views of North Americas tallest mountain on a clear day in Denali National Park
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Company Information:

Go Ahead Tours has provided top-value travel experiences to vacationers since 1965. Go Ahead Tours is a division of EF Education First, a private education travel company.


Go Ahead Tours is committed to providing cultural experiences and sightseeing opportunities at the best possible prices. The company offers several types of tours and travel experiences so you can see the world your way. Whether you want to relax at a spa, walk Italy’s Amalfi Coast or try a land / sea trip or safari, Go Ahead Tours has an itinerary that will work for you. Of course, you can also book a traditional escorted tour.


Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and Africa.

Tour Participant Demographics:

Varies. Go Ahead Tours will accept children over age seven on tours on a case-by-case basis. Seniors, family groups, friends and honeymooners all travel with Go Ahead Tours.

Single Traveler Information:

Go Ahead Tours charges a single supplement; costs vary by trip. Roommate matching is not available.


Varies by trip length and season. Costs range from $1,399 (airfare not included) to $9,689 (Antarctica cruise, airfare included). Optional excursions are available.

Trip Length:

Varies from 6 to 22 days.

Quick Facts:

  • Go Ahead Tours works to bring you to the world’s top destinations at affordable prices.
  • You can choose from walking tours, city stays, spa tours, cruises and escorted tours. Walking tours may include free days, escorted walks and optional excursions.
  • Go Ahead Tours can usually accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences, such as vegetarian diets and pork-free diets, with advance notice.
  • Most Go Ahead Tours are open to wheelchair users and slow walkers, but some itineraries are not suitable for wheelchair or scooter users. It’s best to discuss your travel plans with Go Ahead Tours before you book your trip.
  • Go Ahead Tours’ trip prices include the option to have Go Ahead book airfare to and from your tour's departure point, or to make your own airline reservations. Go Ahead recommends booking your flights through them, as they will then be able to help you with any problems during your trip and arrange your transfers to and from the airport at you destination.
  • Go Ahead Tours offers a travel protection plan.
  • Tour groups vary in size. Most groups have 25 – 35 participants. No tour will have more than 35 participants.
  • Some meals are included in the cost of your tour; be sure to read the itinerary carefully. Your tour director will be happy to recommend restaurants for the meals not included in your tour price.
  • Go Ahead Tours’ World Traveler Club offers discounts to repeat customers.
  • If you refer someone to Go Ahead Tours and that person books a tour, you can receive a $100 credit toward your own tour. Certain restrictions apply.
  • Go Ahead Tours offers trip extensions and optional excursions on most itineraries. Some excursions must be booked several days in advance and may be canceled if not enough people sign up. Trip extensions may also be canceled if not enough travelers participate.

Contact Information:

US Office:

(800) 590-1170

Go Ahead Tours

Two Education Circle

Cambridge, MA 02141


Canada Office:

(800) 719-9805

Go Ahead Tours

60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501

Toronto, ON M4W 3B8




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