Profile of Overseas Adventure Travel

Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, an Overseas Adventure Travel destination
••• Ragusa Ibla, Sicily. Slow Images / Getty Images

Overseas Adventure Travel Company Information:

Overseas Adventure Travel began as a safari company. As adventure travel became more popular, Overseas Adventure Travel expanded its trip offerings to such countries as Peru and Nepal. In 1993, Grand Circle Corporation acquired Overseas Adventure Travel. The company now focuses on providing high-quality, good-value adventure travel experience and small ship cruises for vacationers aged 50 and up.

Mission:

Overseas Adventure Travel's mission is to be the top adventure travel provider for American travelers over age 50, while maintaining its commitment to providing small group travel and unique, hands-on experiences.

Destinations:

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

Tour Participant Demographics:

Varies. Overseas Adventure Travel's main market is travelers over age 50. Overseas Adventure Travel allows you to bring children or grandchildren over age 13 on trips, but cautions that some flights and ground transfers may be too long for some children. 

Solo Traveler Information:

Approximately 2/5 of Overseas Adventure Travel's tour participants are solo travelers.

Overseas Adventure Travel does not charge a single supplement on its land adventures or pre- and post-land adventure extensions. A limited number of single rooms are available on each trip.

On small ship cruises, you may pay a single supplement.

Overseas Adventure Travel offers a roommate matching service, which can help you save money on your small ship cruise. If they can’t match you with a roommate, you will not pay the single supplement.

Cost:

Varies by trip length and season and by the airfare plan you choose.

Costs begin at $2,895 and go up to $11,195 or more.

Trip Length:

Varies from 11 to 28 days.

Quick Facts About Overseas Adventure Travel:

Most Overseas Adventure Travel vacations are not wheelchair-accessible. Travelers on accessible trips must bring their own small, collapsible wheelchairs. Motorized scooters are not permitted.

If you need assistance in order to travel, you must travel with a companion who can assist you during your trip. Overseas Adventure Travel does not provide assistance with wheelchairs, transfers or activities of daily living.

Service animals are not permitted on most trips.

Overseas Adventure Travel’s fee includes airfare to and from your departure point, which may be one or more US cities. In most cases, you will be able to choose your departure city. Consider looking at several departure points to maximize savings.

Overseas Adventure Travel offers a travel protection plan, which is administered by TripMate. The travel protection plan offers cancel for any reason insurance. If you buy the travel protection plan within 14 days from the date you pay your deposit for your Overseas Adventure Travel trip or cruise, TripMate will waive its pre-existing conditions exclusion for the travel medical insurance portion of the travel protection plan.

This means that medical conditions you have at the time you book your trip will be covered by the travel protection plan. Of course, you are also free to purchase your own travel insurance. (Tip: Some Overseas Adventure Travel itineraries require you to buy travel medical insurance. Read the fine print before you book your trip.)

Some Overseas Adventure Travel itineraries involve walking several miles in one day or other strenuous activities. The company's website offers information on each trip so that you can decide which itineraries are best for you.

Tour groups are small, with a maximum of 16 guests on land adventures and 25 on small ship cruises. Your small ship cruise group may be one of two or three groups on your vessel.

Some Overseas Adventure Travel itineraries sell out very quickly, so it's best to plan your travel as far in advance as possible.

Overseas Adventure Travel offers discounts to repeat customers and has a frequent traveler club.

Overseas Adventure Travel's website offers handy international travel information for each itinerary, including cultural information, visa requirements and dining, etiquette and shopping tips.

Overseas Adventure Travel Contact Information:

Overseas Adventure Travel

One Mifflin Place, Suite 400

Cambridge, MA 02138

USA

New reservations: Telephone (800) 955-1925 

Existing reservations: Telephone (800) 221-0814 or email Support@oattravel.com

Air travel inquiries: Email Air@oattravel.com

Link to Overseas Adventure Travel's website