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!
Benefits of traveling in a Tour Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.