CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information on any of our tours.  You are welcome to contact us by email, telephone or mail.  If we are not immediately available, we will get back to you as soon as possible.  You may also contact us through the Make An Inquiry button below.

Toll Free Telephone:     (888) 825-6465
Email:                         info@greatcircleroute.net
Mailing Address:          Great Circle Route
                                  7050 Ivy Street
                                  Waynesboro, VA   22980
                                  USA

 


Objectives

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We are always learning new places and regularly update our approaches so that we can provide positive, lasting memories at a reasonable and responsible cost.  We want our travelers to immerse themselves in the surroundings of the beautiful countryside, rather than passively observing through a bus window.  Our goal is to make sure there is the opportunity to see and learn as much as possible while on tour, from the obscure and quaint (finding caves with Neolithic paintings, the newly uncovered Roman fort ruins, memorial stones with Celtic symbols) to the big ticket locations that everyone must see (like Buckingham Palace in London, the Louvre in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Acropolis in Athens).  We aim to dig into the country’s past and explore the facets that make the areas we visit what they are today.  Great Circle Route’s tours are being developed to do all these things and to offer travelers from the United States a unique opportunity to explore the footpaths of the world.   We make our travelers’ experiences our first priority, as we hope to make them lifelong ramblers who return to join us on our new adventures, as they become available.  We will continue to work with our global partners to make sure that those adventures expand and are consistent with our goal to provide unforgettably good and reasonably priced experiences.

Our Team

Our team is comprised of the core individuals who research potential activities and locations for our itineraries who also double in providing administrative and digital expertise.  We have travel experience - a lot of experience - and as importantly, we have a love of history and learning about our destinations and what makes them uniquely suited for our holidays.  We develop our itineraries personally -- we seek to balance the walks, the garden visits and the sightseeing activities to ensure that we take advantage of the opportunities afforded us in the areas we visit and we strive to ensure our days are full and fun, while not being overwhelming.  Our guide team includes leaders from Great Circle Route as well as our European partners who have an average of over 30 years experience in the guided walking business.  They also have a depth of knowledge of their own country that gives our tours a unique and decided edge.  And because our holiday groups often join our partner group during many walks, we get an insider's look which has proven to be a bonus for our guests.  Many groups consist of solo travelers and couples as are the groups we join.   There is plenty to exchange in the way of culture and customs -- a lively time by all is par for the course.

 James.  Ensuring the foot path integrity

James.  Ensuring the foot path integrity

 
 Patrice.   Historian & Tour actuator

Patrice.   Historian & Tour actuator

 Catherine.  Advocate of all things walking

Catherine.  Advocate of all things walking

 
 Thomas.  Site & sight discerner

Thomas.  Site & sight discerner


Testimonials

The vacation was truly a paradise for us and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to make it happen. You tended to all those details, and your care showed. It was truly a magical time.
— Jane M (Mallorca)
Mallorca is a beautiful location, very nice/helpful staff. Catherine and Ian were a GREAT team. (Mallorca)
— Mike M (Mallorca)
Very satisfied. Website noted the sun and wildflowers and after a long, hard winter, it was what I wanted. You stick to the walks and don’t steer group to shops. It was a great trip. (Mallorca)
— Susan N (Mallorca)
Majorque était un séjour très agréable - la marche était bien dirigée et difficile mais pas trop difficile. Les guides ont été superbes et ont bien géré les différents niveaux.
— Marcel N (Dolomites)
Hotel accommodation excellent especially swimming pool and terrace. Jill was great, as was Letty, the Spanish guide.
— Julia C (Tenerife)
Very well thought out and flexible approach depending on the weather conditions, clear and informative info and advice provided by Jill at the evening briefing which was very useful. I had a really lovely time, met some lovely people and caught up with people I had met on previous holidays with SH. Jill is a great guide. She has the ability to understand the needs of her group very quickly and is always very helpful and goes out of her way to offer support and guidance. She is an asset to your team.
— Lynn P (Tenerife)
Good hotel, varied buffet, excellent staff, good location. The guides were excellent, walks fantastic. Always felt safe and well let. Really very good. Nice people, well organized, great walks and superb weather!
— John T (Tenerife)
Teide plateau walk was great - amazing scenery. Guajara walk - was amazing although I did struggle with the altitude. Tom very kindly carried my sack up the last bit. I wouldn’t have missed it. Last walk leaders took into account weather forecast, the fact that we were rather tired and came up with a very interesting and enjoyable walk through the lava fields with some amazing scenery. Leadership was excellent - it’s not often you come across leaders with such a wealth of experience - I have been around mountaineers most of my life so could appreciate it. Overall the holiday was fantastic, the group were great and we had lots of laughs - when I am having a bad day I will think of this holiday and the amazing company. Hope to do another of your holidays and will make sure all the different people I walk with know about your company and what a great time I have had. Good luck in Portugal and take care.
— Liz G (Tenerife)