Headquartered in Pawtucket, R.I., Collette was founded in 1918 when Jack Collette offered his first tour: a jitney bus filled with travelers on a three-week tour to Florida from Boston for $61.50. Nearly a hundred years later, Collette is still family-owned, and now offering more than 150 escorted, small group and family tours in more than 60 countries on seven continents.
While Collette’s tour offerings are worldwide, it specializes in Australia and Europe, especially Ireland and Italy. Its travel collection includes Collette Classic Touring, the company’s flagship series of tours, offering a refined take on the art of guided travel; Explorations, offering personal adventures immersed in local culture for smaller groups (12-28 passengers); and Collette Family Vacations, bringing travelers of all ages together to experience the world’s greatest destinations.
Collette also offers a full line of garden travel tours in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the world’s leading horticultural organization. The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Holidays proudly operated by Collette Vacations will incorporate visits to view specific or significant plants in their natural habitat, trips to exceptional public and botanical gardens, and exclusive admission to private and public gardens and events.
With knowledgeable, professional Tour Managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and roundtrip home-to-airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette seamlessly takes care of the details, making travel simple while providing outstanding quality and value.
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