7 Benefits of Travelling in a Tour Group
1) Someone to show you the way: When you’re travelling solo, you’re the one who’s responsible for finding accommodation, getting there, finding food and drink and making sure you get the best from your destination. On tour, your guide will tell you where you’re going each morning, probably take you there, and a good one will be able to give you facts about everything you see along the way too. When you travel by yourself, in a country where you don’t speak the language, there’s no one to ask the deluge of questions you might have. On a tour, no matter how silly your enquiry, your tour guide is there to help.
2) Instant friends: The fact that there will be all kinds of different people on your trip, who’ve also joined to make new friends, means it’s so much easier to get chatting to people. You can quickly work out who you think you’d like to talk to, and then over the course of the trip others might surprise you. I’ve met some brilliant people on tours just recently and now have new friends all over the world.
3) Tried and tested, best of a destination: Whichever tour company you go with, they’ll have utilised years of tried and tested research to put together the best itinerary. It could take weeks of research to be able to put together as worthy a schedule as they do. Good tour companies will only hire locals, or people with super slick local knowledge that can give you the best insider information there is. They’ll also be able to recommend the best restaurants and bars to visit.
4) Safety if anything should go wrong: Join a tour group and you’ll always have a tour leader to advise if things go wrong. This is just a safety net though; you’re not five, and they’re not your parent, but at least you have the reassurance that someone’s got your back if it should all go wrong.
5) Group discounts: When you travel in a group your leader can arrange group discounts on activities, food and drinks. Companies will be happy to offer cheaper prices as there are so many of you.
6) See things you wouldn’t be able to usually: As part of a tour your transport can sometimes access areas you wouldn’t be able to yourself. This is especially true when it comes to those hard to reach destinations in the mountains. You’ll be taken to places you would never have heard of, and have a chance to be introduced to locals that you wouldn’t have if you were travelling by yourself.
7) Have someone for the photos: All those Instagram selfies are getting tiring for your friends, y’know. You need to get some friends in on the action. On tour everyone’s happy to pose for a pic and be tagged as they all want to look like they’re having the best time ever to their friends back home. They’re also there to take great photos of you, of course.
Travelling in a Tour Group I’ve loved all my adventures travelling in a tour group. Of course it can depend on the group you’re stuck with, but with a positive attitude and a sense of fun you’ll definitely meet some cool people, with shared interests. Give it a try!
For people who do not like to travel in groups, we have the opportunity to do this on our own initiative for some tours. We then pre-programmed this route in a GPS device so that you can reach all the sights without any problems. Another advantage is that you can specify the start time yourself (within the operating hours) and of course you can put together your own group or even make the trip on your own.
We also provide you with an MP4 device that will give you a word of explanation at every sight with the support of a video