About Expat Explore Travel
Expat Explore specialises in coach tours, which means that our expertly-planned tours include transport on comfortable coaches or minibuses, depending on which tour you choose. Guests on our European tours travel in our branded busses, while travellers who join Expat Explore groups in Africa, the Middle East, USA, Asia and ....more
Reasons to tour with Expat Explore Travel
Quality tours at affordable prices.
Services of your Expat Explore tour leader.
No minimum numbers required.
Pay the remaining balance off in instalments.
FREE Wi-Fi in hotels.
What We Offer
Why Expat Explore? Our value-for-money coach tours of Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America have been created with both seasoned and first-time travellers in mind. The itineraries have been designed by an expert team who are passionate about travel and have ....more
Why Expat Explore? Our value-for-money coach tours of Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America have been created with both seasoned and first-time travellers in mind. The itineraries have been designed by an expert team who are passionate about travel and have hand-picked the features of the tours. Expat Explore tours offer a rewarding group tour experience, which showcases travel highlights and hidden gems of each destination we visit. Travellers can look forward to an affordable, convenient and fun travel experience with Expat Explore!
At Expat Explore, we make it even more convenient and affordable to travel, with only a 10% deposit required to secure your booking. With our 30-day money-back guarantee, you can now book with the ease of mind that if something changes within 30 days you can get your full 10% deposit back. Plus there are no credit card fees! We would rather you save your budget to ensure you have the best possible experience on your Expat Explore coach tour.
Our team has also selected and included great accommodation venues along all of our routes. This allows our travellers to enjoy the best amenities including Wi-Fi (in most hotels) so you can stay connected with friends and family while you’re on the road. In addition to the included accommodation, our tour prices include transport, many meals and a number of exciting inclusions! ....less
From 200 passengers in 2005, to over 17,000 passengers per annum in 2019, today Expat Explore offers over 50 tour packages to destinations across Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Since its first tour, Expat Explore Travel has been conducting expert-led ....more
From 200 passengers in 2005, to over 17,000 passengers per annum in 2019, today Expat Explore offers over 50 tour packages to destinations across Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Since its first tour, Expat Explore Travel has been conducting expert-led coach tours to Europe and the UK. Expat Explore began with two South African travellers who wanted to share their knowledge and travel expertise with the world.
Providing people with once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences, at an accessible price and delivered to the highest possible standards, has been a focus of Expat Explore from the beginning. Over the years, thousands of passengers of all ages and backgrounds have explored the world’s most enticing destinations with us. We’re proud to be celebrating over 10 years on the road.
How we're working to make you feel COVID-safe on your trip
We resumed operations in August 2021, and our tours are currently departing as scheduled.
At Expat Explore we are committed to our promise of making travel possible for everyone. We want to give you the confidence and peace of mind when planning and booking your next overseas trip; so we’ve added ....more
We resumed operations in August 2021, and our tours are currently departing as scheduled.
At Expat Explore we are committed to our promise of making travel possible for everyone. We want to give you the confidence and peace of mind when planning and booking your next overseas trip; so we’ve added new features to our tour bookings.
The health and safety of our travellers and employees are our top priority. Which means, when you travel with us, our enhanced hygiene protocols will ensure you do so in a safe and responsible way.
Health & safety on tour: Responsible travel
We are implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on our tours. These additional precautions help ensure every person on tour is as safe and protected as possible while travelling.
Best Safety & Hygiene Tips For Travelling in 2022 And Beyond
Here at Expat Explore, the safety and well-being of our travellers and travel crew is our priority.
As the world adapts to new regulations, the tourism and hospitality industry is taking extra precautions regarding how to travel safely. We will be implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on our trips. These additional precautions have been introduced to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and to help ensure that our travellers and the Expat Explore team are as safe and protected as possible while on tour.
Along with Expat Explore’s enhanced safety procedures on tour, there are a number of ways individual travellers can stay safe on tour.
Preparing For Your Trip
Rules and regulations for international travel, such as vaccination status and pre-departure PCR testing, will vary depending on where you live and where you are travelling to. It is important that you research these regulations for all of the countries you are travelling to so that you are not denied entry on arrival, or while crossing from one country to another while on tour.
A useful website to help you research these regulations and plan for your trip is Sherpa. You will also find a similar information portal offered by your airline on their website.
What We Require From You as an Expat Explore Traveller
Negative PCR or Antigen Tests*
We are committed to curating excellent travel experiences and to do so we need all of our travellers to feel safe. In order to ensure the peace of mind and safety of our travellers and staff on board the coach, we still request that all travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, produce a negative Covid-19 test.
This test can be a PCR test (taken up to 72 hours before departure), an Antigen test (taken up to 48 hours before departure), or a self/at-home Rapid Antigen test (taken on the departure morning or the night before the tour). You may bring your own at-home Rapid Antigen test.
How to demonstrate your negative test result to your tour leader:
PCR: Show a paper or digital copy of your test result certificate
Rapid test the night before: Show a photo of the test result
Rapid test the morning of: Show the testing device ....less
Sustainable travel is becoming an incredibly important factor for many travellers when planning trips. The way we live, work and enjoy ourselves has a lasting impact on the planet. It is vital that we think deeply about the ways we choose to see the world. Deciding to travel responsibly and ....more
Sustainable travel is becoming an incredibly important factor for many travellers when planning trips. The way we live, work and enjoy ourselves has a lasting impact on the planet. It is vital that we think deeply about the ways we choose to see the world. Deciding to travel responsibly and sustainably is the way forward for the future of travel! At Expat Explore we value responsible travel and are committed to exploring the world consciously and kindly. We are proud to make responsible travel possible with a number of our sustainable travel practices!
Sustainable travel is all about aiming to have a positive long-term impact on the destinations, environments, communities and local economies that we interact with on our travels. Expat Explore group tours can help you travel more sustainably in a variety of ways; from the benefits of group coach tours to supporting local products, projects and enterprises. ....less
Expat Explore Travel Reviews
Wonderful new addition
Great new country and addition by Expat. One of the most interesting and beautiful countries I've ever been. Great food, scenery and lovely people.
Everything I had expected and more
It was my first time traveling to Europe so I was nervous about everything including finding my way around, speaking the languages, and finding lodging. It turned out to be an incredible experience, I couldn't ask for a better your guide. Luke truly is the best in the business and we were so lucky o have him on the last tour of the season. I am definitely going to recommend Expat to my family and friends when they want to travel to Europe. I am going to go as far as finding out when Luke will be the guide and have family/friends specifically book the tour with him.
From orientation to farewell dinner Martina was always there to ensure that everyone was happy and enjoying the tour! It was fast paced, especially with the added excursions, but the tour covered the best of Italy and Martina was absolutely the best. She was entertaining and informative. Look forward to another tour with her!!
Perfect combination of sites, history, culture and food
The highlights of Japan tour with Expat Explore was the ideal way to see the country. It had the perfect mix of big cities, small quaint villages, historical sites and food! The tour was well organised and a good pace to enjoy the various places and activities. We had the opportunity to be immersed in local culture and try the cuisine in a range of dining experiences. The hotels were clean and roomy to rest for days filled with adventures. Japan with Expat should be on your wish list!
I need a holiday to recover from this full-on, insufficient down time, tour. Late hotel arrivals, late city tours, late dinners and excessive walking due to public transport use and then early morning starts. And to top it off, no seat rotation (tour leader advised on day 2 for covid reasons) which made sense on day 2 but not by day 3 or 4 when we had been grouped together at meals, on walking tours, and sharing rooms with people we had just met...merrily spreading our germs between our group anyway! This seating rule however was waived for a special few...those who insisted that they get travel sickness (and must sit in the front seat) and..those who think the rule is not for them and aren't challenged by the tour leader anyway. No seat rotation also meant not getting the opportunity to get to know everyone on the tour on an equal basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?
If you are travelling alone there is no compulsory charge - you will share a twin room with another passenger of the same gender. There is an optional single supplement/private room upgrade available for single travellers who wish to have a private room. This can be added at the time of booking or by contacting our team.
What policies are in place for Covid-19?
The health and safety of our travellers and employees are our top priority. Which means, when you travel with us, our enhanced hygiene protocols will ensure you do so in a safe and responsible way - ask for details of current policies.
How long has the tour company been trading?
What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?
At Expat Explore we value responsible travel and are committed to exploring the world consciously and kindly. We are proud to make responsible travel possible with a number of our sustainable travel practices!
Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?
Relate is a South African based not-for-profit organisation that Expat Explore supports. The group aims to help those less fortunate create better lives for themselves through a variety of fundraising initiatives. On our South Africa tours, each passenger will receive an Expat Explore branded Relate bracelet. We donate the cost of these bracelets to our chosen Relate charity: the Nelson Mandela Sc
Book With Confidence
Free Date Changes
Expat Explore Travel allows you to make 5 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 76 days before the start of the tour.
Expat Explore Travel requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.
If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Expat Explore Travel charges.
Up to 45 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit At 44 days before tour starts: 40% of tour cost At 29 days before tour starts: 70% of tour cost At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.
We have found 77 Expat Explore Travel tours
Filters (77 matches)
- Specific Date
South East Asia