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Grand Circle Travel (international group tours)


Grand Circle
 
The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Grand Circle Cruise Line & Grand Circle Travel program offers NYSUT members & their families the opportunity to save $100 per person on published tours or receive a discounted rate on specific trips if you act as a group organizer.

Grand Circle Cruise Line & Grand Circle Travel offer a variety of group tour vacations designed specifically for American travelers over 50 years old. The Grand Circle family of companies -- which also includes Overseas Adventure Travel and Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises -- is committed to providing international travel, adventure and discovery opportunities that offer impactful and intercultural experiences.



UPDATE 6/26/18: Grand Circle Travel has announced that NYSUT members and their loved ones can enjoy a number of special travel deals, including FREE airfare and a savings of up to $4,990 per couple on European cruises. Please Note: You must reserve your spot by July 6, 2018.

Trip #1: The Great Rivers of Europe (European River Cruise - Amsterdam to Vienna)
Cruise in a group of 38 to 45 aboard Grand Circle Travel's privately-owned 140- to 162-passenger ships
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Trip #2: Romance of Rhine & Mosel (Rhine River Cruise & Mosel River - Belgium to Switzerland)
Cruise in a group of 38 to 45 aboard Grand Circle Travel's privately-owned 140-passenger ships
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Trip #3: Eastern Europe to the Black Sea (Black Sea Cruise - Hungary to Romania)
Cruise in a group of 38 to 45 aboard Grand Circle Travel's privately-owned 140- to 162-passenger ships
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Trip #4: Romantic Blue Danube (Danube River Cruise - Hungary, Slovakia & Austria)
Cruise in a group of 38 to 45 aboard Grand Circle Travel's privately-owned 140- to 162-passenger ships
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Trip #5: The Seine (Seine River Cruise - Paris to Normandy)
Cruise in a group of 38 to 45 aboard Grand Circle Travel's privately-owned 140- to 162-passenger ships
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Trip #6: Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur (France River Cruise - Paris to Nice)
Cruise in a group of 38 to 45 aboard Grand Circle Travel's privately-owned 46-passenger ship
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Easy Ways to Learn More:

1. To make your reservation with Grand Circle Travel, call 800-597-2452 or visit https://www.gct.com/

2. To make your reservation with Overseas Adventure Travel, call 800-353-6262 or visit https://www.oattravel.com/

3. Gather a group of travelers on a specific trip and departure date for the opportunity to travel at a reduced rate. Simply gather at least 10 paying travelers on one of Grand Circle's adventures and you will travel at a reduced rate as the 11th group member.

To learn more or form your own group, please call 800-597-2452.

****Make sure to mention group number 25614 when calling to receive the $100 per person discount.****



Save an Additional 10%:
NYSUT members are eligible to take part in the Member Benefits Corporation-endorsed Grand Circle Travel "Good Buy Plan." This service offers up to an additional 10% discount on any trip booked in addition to the $100 off per trip that our members currently receive.

With the "Good Buy Plan," members would save 10% on their trip by pre-paying 15 months in advance of travel. This discount would decline each month until it reaches 3% at five months prior to the departure date. In addition to the $100 off per traveler, the only discount available after five months would be an additional $50 off if paid in full within the last 120 days. In order to receive this discount, members must pay in full by cash, check or electronic check to qualify (this is the rule for all payoffs after the deposit is made).

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About Grand Circle Travel
Traveling with Grand Circle Travel is about more than sightseeing. It's about immersing yourself in other cultures; sharing the warm camaraderie of like-minded American travelers; and feeling comfortable, safe and well-cared for every step of the way. It's not simply a destination you'll find, but a profound awareness of the life-changing joy of cultural connections -- connections that Grand Circle has been creating for more than 50 years.

Whether you're traveling by land or ship, Grand Circle is known for the spirited camaraderie of its trips -- a quality that singles and couples alike often cite as a highlight of their travel experience. In addition, many of Grand Circle's single travelers especially enjoy the size of its groups (no more than 25 to 45 travelers on Grand Circle Cruise Line vacations and no more than 42 travelers on Land Tours) because it enables them to meet new people. In fact, over the years, many travelers have formed lifelong friendships, found future travel companions and even met their future spouses during a Grand Circle vacation.

About Overseas Adventure Travel
Adventure travel with Overseas Adventure Travel is a journey beyond the familiar, one that takes you into the very heart of a destination to meet people where they work and live. Overseas Adventure Travel invites you to explore the meandering routes, intriguing detours and slower paths where you can breathe deeply, absorb new sensations, encounter authentic cultures, and make new connections. Overseas Adventure Travel has been creating those moments for more than 31 years.

While you can journey with OAT to many of the world's top travel destinations, you can also be taken to many lesser-known locales -- unique and wonder-filled destinations where few Americans go. OAT can transport you off the tourist path over land and by sea. Once you arrive at your destination, you'll be invited to participate in local life. Through unique activities that are built into your trip, you'll enjoy personal connections that might only take a moment to form but can last a lifetime in your memories.

When you travel with OAT, you'll travel in a small group of 10-16 travelers on its Land Adventures and 16-25 travelers on its Small Ship Adventures. Your Trip Leader will be able to focus on your needs and give you the personal attention you deserve. In addition, you'll enjoy a level of spontaneity and camaraderie that just isn't possible in large groups.

Union Hotels
UNITE HERE offers a listing of union hotels available to NYSUT members & their families. Click here to access this list. UNITE HERE also offers a helpful app for iPhone users that is available in the link above.

There is an endorsement arrangement between the provider of this plan and the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation. Click here for the details of this arrangement.

The NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation does not guarantee that these endorsed programs are the lowest-cost products available to you, and you are encouraged to shop and compare before making any purchasing decisions.