If you want to explore and visit a plethora of locations all within the space of a few days then an escorted tour could be for you. If you want someone on hand to tell answer all your questions, and have your safety and comfort at the forefront of their mind then perhaps you should consider an escorted tour. Have you considered one before, but been put off because of the “myths” of escorted tours? Here are a handful of these myths dispelled.
Myth: There’s no such thing as organised fun
You don’t have to worry about planning your day and everything is handled for you, letting you relax and soak up the experience. There are a lot of tours out there and you can choose the one that is tailored to the locations and activities you want.
Myth: Escorted tours are expensive
One of the perks of escorted holidays is that everything is purchased in bulk by the company so generally, the holiday would be cheaper than if you went to the trouble of organising it yourself.
Myth: You don’t get a chance to explore
Although you’re travelling with a group and there is an itinerary, in most destinations you are given free time to relax and explore on your own. Not every moment of your day is structured and remember that the holiday has been organised for your enjoyment, meaning that in many places the opportunity to explore will have been built into the schedule.
Myth: You will be rushed
Tour organisers are not just trying to cram in as much as they can in the space of a few days, they are there to cater to the needs of the tour groups and each holiday is a tried and tested recipe. Some holidays specialise in ensuring a leisurely pace, so if this is your prime concern, then pick a holiday designed to let you soak up the experience at a walk, not a run.
Myth: There might be too much walking
Tour groups will inform you in advance how strenuous the holiday will be so you will know before you book if the tour is the right one for you.
Myth: The people who go on tour holidays are difficult to get on with
The people who go on tour holidays are likeminded individuals. Everyone, like you, is on holiday with the intention of enjoying themselves and bringing life-changing experiences home with them.
Myth: Tour Groups stand out like a sore thumb
Yes, tour groups can be obvious, but in many areas you won’t be the only tourists there. For the most part this will mean that people are helpful and it’s easier to find the other members of your tour group.
Myth: There are too many people
All holidays are different, and if you want a more intimate tour then check with the tour operator for numbers. Remember that these holidays have been used time and time again and more people also gives you a range of people to befriend and talk to.
There are many experienced tour operators that plan their tours for the comfort, value for money and experience of their holiday makers. Whatever holiday you want, in whatever part of the world, chances are they will have one to suit your needs.