Whether you should travel alone or with a group is an old debate. While you might think we are biased, but we strongly believe there are many reasons why traveling with a group is a great idea. Whether it’s the flexibility, comfort or the people you will meet, you will surely discover a lot than your expectations. Check out these top 9 reasons why we prefer group travel.
1 You have someone to explore with
One of the best things about group travel is you will be arriving at your desired destination all alone. But you won’t be alone any longer as soon as you get there. Traveling in a group is about sharing the experience with other people who might have a similar or different mindset, create beautiful bonds and certainly great conversations. At the same time, you are increasing your social circle by networking with people who share interests for free-time discovery. For instance, a few members decide they don’t want to see a specific historic location, you will have other members as well with whom you can travel.
2 You will see things you may not get to on your own
Whether it’s about enjoying an outdoor dinner or skipping the crowd at the Vatican museum, there is no better way than availing exclusive access by being a part of the group. You will have a Tour Director along managing the logistics of your itinerary and you will be sure to visit all those popular sites. At the same time, you will be enjoying historic context as you go there.
3 You will return home with a new group of friends
There is something special about traveling in a group that gives you a great opportunity to create an immediate bond. After sharing some beautiful memories and moments, you will return home with a new group of friends all over the world. It’s an excellent way to keep in touch with all those people you connected with or you might plan to travel again with them. You can always have a friend to reach out when having a serious craving for midnight ice-cream.
4 Every person has a different perspective
One amazing part of being on a group tour is to learn from the perspective of other people. Since everyone on a group tour comes with different background and learning experiences, that way, each individual can put forth a unique insight or perspective that you would love to listen. It can be very exciting to experience a new city or country for the very first time – it’s a beautiful experience you can relive yourself!
5 Safety in case something goes wrong
Be a part of the tour group and you will always have a tour leader to advise you if anything goes wrong. You can have the reassurance that someone is there to assist you throughout the tour ultimately giving you peace of mind.
6 Tried and Tested
When you are traveling in an international travel group, as we have already mentioned you will be accompanied by a tour guide. They have utilized many years of tried and tested research to put together the finest itinerary. It can take even several weeks of research to be able to compile together as worthy a schedule as they do for you. These guides are either locals or people with in-depth local knowledge to give you every possible inside information. They can recommend the popular restaurants and bars to visit eventually making your destination worth it.
Group tours are relatively economical in comparison to traveling alone. Your destination vacation with a group can help in a considerable reduction in travel expenses since you will be sharing the finances of transportation, food, accommodation, and event tickets. Also, it allows you to benefit from the group rates and exclusive deals that most airline companies and hotels have to offer you.
8 Easy and Safe Trip
Traveling with a group reduces the stress of having to find out foreign transportation systems, plan itineraries, and more importantly translate local dialects. If you are facing any of these challenges, you can always discuss with your companions and they will be more than happy to help you. In this way, your trip will be more enjoyable and easier. Also, visiting many tourist sites and attractions with a group are safer as it prevents you from becoming a victim of thieves and pickpockets. Also, getting lost will be your biggest nightmare that perhaps won’t happen on a group tour.
9 Someone to Show You the Way
When you travel alone, you are the only one who is responsible to make every arrangement from the accommodation, finding food to getting there. You need to make sure to get the best experience from your destination. On the other hand, if you are traveling with a group, your guide is responsible to assist you in every situation. Where you will have a common meet-up point to giving you facts about everything that you see during your journey. This is certainly one of the best things about traveling in a tour group. If you are not very familiar with the language of the country you are traveling to, it’s going to be a serious obstacle. On a group tour, in addition to the guide, your companions are also there to help you and answer even the silliest inquiry.
Holidays offer you a golden opportunity to take a peaceful break from the everyday hectic routine and embark on an exciting adventure. One better way to enjoy your vacation in a unique manner is to travel with a group. Group traveling can be very rewarding and saves a great deal of money. If you have read this far, we hope you are now familiar with the enticing benefits of this interesting type of trip.