Why do people travel?

What drives them to venture far from home and see sights they have never seen?
There are paintings and pictures and high definition videos of every beautiful place on the
planet, so why the urge to visit them? We’ve spent the last 100 years bringing people all over the world, and along the way we’ve learned that travel isn't about the places we go.
It's about them and their reasons for going. And everyone has different reasons. They can be big —a promise to a loved one, fulfilling a lifetime goal. But they can also be small— the blue water in Capri sure is pretty. Though the reasons are all different, they are all simply something that is missing. That’s why
completing a trip is, in a sense, completing ourselves. It's why we travel. 
100 years is a long time. It certainly is in our business. Where we travel has changed. How we travel has changed. But one thing really hasn’t changed: why we travel.
Since 1918 Collette has created tours that have taken travelers around the country and the world.
And while we have come a long way—literally and figuratively—from simple bus tours down the
East Coast to luxurious, all-inclusive explorations of some of the world’s most exotic locations,
there has been a unifying thread connecting every trip we’ve led over the last century.
And that thread is the endless unique reasons that inspire each of us to travel. A story we want to
tell. A site we want to see. An adventure we hope to experience.
They say travel makes the world smaller, but having done this for a hundred years now, we have
come to understand that travel really makes us all bigger.
And a hundred years later, it’s still why we travel. 
Since 1918, Collette has earned a global reputation as a travel company that offers extraordinary experiences, unsurpassed guest service and a wide appeal. Collette’s diverse travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, city stays and more. Collette seamlessly takes care of the details, making travel simple while providing outstanding quality and value.
Collette’s Travel Protection Plan offers travelers a full refund for the price of the tour, right up to the day prior to departure. To protect our valued travel agency partners, Collette enforces a strict No Discounting Policy that precludes all travel agents, agencies and consortia from advertising a discounted savings off the published tour price. This measure proactively ensures a level playing field for all agent partners, including the traditional, local, brick and mortar agencies that travelers so depend
upon. With more than 160 tours spanning all seven continents, your clients only have to worry about where to go next. There are many ways to experience the world. Among Collette’s worldwide collection of tours, we offer a variety of guided travel choices. No matter where (or how) you want to go, Collette can take you there.
No matter how you want to see the world, Collette can take you there. Whether you want to travel across an entire country, dive into a local culture, or come to know one of the world’s great cities, Collette has the travel experience that’s right for you.
Classic tours - The Collette collection of tours offers an inclusive look at a wealth of amazing destinations. From marveling at the must see’s to becoming a part of new cultures to exploring on your own, these itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to travel.
Spotlights – Explore and relax in the world’s most remarkable destinations during a single hotel
stay. Immerse yourself in the fanfare of a grand city or unwind in the timeless countryside.
Explorations - small group tours with an average of 18 guests, these personal adventures focus on culinary experiences, cultural immersions and unique accommodations that capture the destination. Enjoy a new perspective on the world. 
River cruise - These itineraries feature small, intimate vessels for travel through a variety of beautiful waterways. Plus, when you step off your ship with a Tour Manager by your side, you’ll truly come to know the people and places along the river. 
Across all tours, travelers enjoy the inherent value built into every journey. With quality accommodations, many meals, key sightseeing and enriching cultural experiences included, plus exclusive services like roundtrip home to airport sedan service with every worldwide air inclusive tour*, every Collette experiences truly carefree.
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