5 Benefits of Escorted Tours

Have you ever thought of taking an escorted tour before? While the do-it-yourself vacation can be fulfilling, there is just something about escorted tours that you don’t get with any other type of vacation. So, what is so great about escorted tours? I’m glad you asked!

  1. Say goodbye to waiting in long lines! You know all those long lines of people waiting to get into major tourist sights? You get to skip right past all of them! Groups often head straight to the front of the line and into the attraction. Naturally, this saves time and allows you to do and see more during your vacation.
  2. Enjoy free time! A common misconception about escorted tours is that you have a 24/7 round the clock regimented schedule. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Many tours will schedule a block of time for passengers to meander on their own or rest if need be. If there is something you wanted to do or see, but it wasn’t on the schedule, take advantage of doing so during your free time.
  3. Get educated! Vacationing is a great opportunity for relaxing and a myriad of other things including education. Tour guides have a wealth of knowledge of the current area and often have amazing stories to tell. Laugh, cry, and be inspired as you learn about the culture.
  4. Minimize the language barrier! Traveling with an escorted tour group gives you greater opportunity to be confident when traveling to other countries where there is a language barrier. The tour guide can help communicate in your behalf or help teach you a few important key phrases.
  5. It makes life easier! I’ve done the whole plan-it-yourself and do-it-yourself vacation. Believe me, it’s great. But, when I go on an escorted tour I am absolutely thrilled that I don’t have to plan where we are going or what we are going to do next. Plus, I don’t have to be in charge! The planning has been taken care of and all I have to do is go along for the ride! Escorted tour groups are efficient making it possible for people to see a lot of different things. Tickets to attractions and transportation to and from your hotel are often included as well. Seems like a pretty good deal to me!

What other escorted tour benefits have you seen?

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