About Us

Contemporary Tours is a leader in international travel and provides high-quality tours that exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe that travel should always be safe and well-planned for everyone involved.

As seasoned worldwide and special interest travelers, our team of experts provides unparalleled sophistication, knowledge, and support to every tour.

With more than 45 years of experience planning customized tours for academic and performing arts groups, we are passionate about travel!

Contemporary Tours is part of the Gerber Family of Brands, where our mission is to forever change how every student sees the world around them.  Seeing and experiencing the world firsthand engages travelers and can inspire them to try new things and discover new interests and passions.

At Contemporary Tours, we provide comprehensive tour planning services handling every detail of your tour from start to finish.

  • Pre-trip access to our team of travel experts for complete itinerary planning.
  • Completely customized tours that meet the unique needs of your group.
  • Reservations for ground and/or air transportation, hotels, meals, attractions, and events.
  • Highly experienced, and certified international tour managers and local guides.
  • New for 2024/2025: “On-Tour” Mobile App giving participants access to all their trip information with real-time GPS Tracking for additional participant safety.
  • Customized materials to help communicate tour details to travelers and chaperones.
  • Complete Online Payment Program allowing participants to submit their Registration Forms, deposit, and payment directly to Contemporary Tours.
  • Online tools for participants to help manage their registration, payments, and more!
  • Convenient billing and payment options.
  • 24/7 access to a Contemporary Tours representative while on tour for any reason.
  • Accident, illness, and accident-related dental insurance for each traveler.



The safety and well-being of your group is our primary concern. As parents and former educators ourselves, we are dedicated to providing the best services available. We take every measure to provide a safe, culturally enriching, fun, and professionally managed experience.

When it comes to International Tour Planning, we know what matters most.


Contemporary Tours customizes academic and performing group tours to destinations all over the world. Dynamic and unique itineraries that support your academic program goals or your performance needs create a unique opportunity for participants. Whether it’s a short-term or long-term study, specific educational focus, or performance, Contemporary Tours customizes high-caliber tours that fit the unique needs of your group.

Travel with CT experience! As seasoned worldwide and special interest travelers, our team of experts provides unparalleled sophistication, knowledge, and support to every tour.

What people are saying

I continue to be in awe of the remarkable professionalism and incredible knowledge that are embedded in Contemporary Tours as a company. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending them for any and all of your educational needs.

Rod, Professor

Contemporary Tours has been unfailing in handling the countless arrangements necessary to achieve our 30-country, 60-city intense travel-study journeys. CT manages all of the complexity and removes all of the worries – freeing faculty and students to optimize their learning while experiencing the wonders of our world.

Les, Professor

Explore our destinations:

Asia & South Pacific


Central and South America

North America

Middle East and Africa