You don’t just want to tick a destination off of your travel bucket list – you want make sure you truly appreciate everything that country has to offer – from the people to the places and everything in between. Of course, organising a trip like that is going to take a lot of planning, and why it might be in your best interest to consider an escorted group tour.
With a group tour, almost everything is taken care of for you, from accommodation to a carefully planned itinerary. All you need to do is turn up, relax, and make new friends while your expert guide leads the way.
Here are five of the benefits you’ll experience travelling on an escorted group tour.
1. All the planning is taken care of for you
Pass your holiday planning to the professionals. Your group tour operator (including well known names like Trafalgar, Globus and Insight Vacations) alongside your Fine Travel Consultant / Travel Agent will take care of the details: an authentic itinerary, meals, accommodation and connecting flights.
Your tour guide will make sure you’re getting the best experience as well. Group tours often have the power to skip queues at the big attractions, and know places that are a bit more off the beaten track so you get an authentic experience. Get ready to learn more about your destination and its culture, history, and people thanks to your knowledgeable group tour guide.
2. Meet new people from all over the world
If you enjoy meeting new people, exploring a foreign country is a great way to ‘break the ice’ with strangers. On a group tour, you’ll meet lots of new people and make genuine, lasting friendships with people from all over the world.
You’ll probably find the other travellers share similar passions and interests to you – after all, you booked the same tour! When venturing away from home, it can be wonderful to be surrounded by a group of like-minded people on the same adventure. You’ll love exchanging travel stories and comparing notes after a day’s activities.
3. Stay in trusted accommodation
Group tour operators are familiar with accommodation that fits in best with the style of tour and best opportunity to experience the destination. Accommodation is generally always included in the cost of the tour so when you’re working to a budget you know that this part of your itinerary is taken care of.
4. Get value for money
Thanks to group discounts, your budget will likely go a lot further on a group tour. You’ll get more for your money, such as an experienced tour guide, quality accommodation, and exclusive tours and experiences.
Booking all of this outside of a group tour can be time-consuming. You could end up spending hours of your precious time trawling through online reviews, and even still, it will be challenging to know when you’re booking the best experiences for your money.
5. Enjoy peace of mind
No matter how much you love exploring new places, there are elements of travel that can still be daunting – like venturing to a country where you don’t speak the language or ticking something challenging off your bucket-list (like hiking to the Rainbow Mountains, for example).
No more relying on Google Translate in countries where you don’t speak the language. No more trying to make sense of overseas currencies. And no more wandering the streets in confusion until you finally find your hotel. Group travel tour guides have you covered. If you’re a nervous traveller, you’ll also be comforted by the fact that you’re with a group the whole time.
Finding the perfect group tour
There are thousands of wonderful group tours on the market, with everything from food tours to wine tours to age-specific tours.
One of the fastest ways to find a group tour that suits your travel style and budget is to discuss your travel plans with a Fine Travel Consultant.
We take the time to understand your needs and wishes and put together some tailored suggestions. Once you’ve decided where you want to go, we’ll work with the group tour operator to make the entire booking process smooth, enjoyable, and stress-free. Talk to us today to start planning your next adventure.