The benefits of traveling in a group go far beyond safety and convenience—read on for why group tours can add more to your tour experience.
You always have someone to explore with
Traveling in twos can be difficult when it comes time to agree on what places to visit and which sites to see. When you travel in a group, however, you are instantly widening your circle of companions who might share a similar interest. So when some of your group decides they really don’t want to see another museum during that day’s free time, you can grab the other museum-lovers to check it out with you.
All the details are taken care of
Planning a big trip can be stressful, especially when you’re going to a country where you don’t speak the language. But with a Tour Director by your side, all of your transfers and excursions are thought-out and planned ahead of time. Having a local Tour Director also helps alleviate any issues that pop up with traveling, so that your only responsibility is to sit back and enjoy each stop on your itinerary.
You’ll get to see things you might not get to see on your own
There’s no better way to visit some of the most historic sites than by traveling with a group, if only for the discounted tickets and exclusive access that often accompanies larger tours, like skipping the line at the Vatican Museum. And with an expert handling your itinerary, you’ll be sure to see all the major sights, as well as a few hidden gems along the way.
You’ll find friendships that span ages and state lines
Traveling with a group creates an immediate bond, simply due to the experiences and memories you’ll share together on tour. More often than not, you’ll return home with a new network of friends from all over the country you can keep in touch with or even travel with again—and who can really relate when you’re seriously missing the paella from Valencia.
Each person brings a different perspective
One of the best parts of being on tour is learning from the other travelers you’re with. Since everyone brings different backgrounds and learning experiences to the table, they can offer additional insights or perspectives to some of the many famous (or not-so-famous) sights you’ll see during your trip.
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