Think a guided vacation isn’t for you? Read on as we explore some misconceptions about guided travel and highlight why guided vacations are a great way to experience the world.
I might be bored.
Today there are a huge variety of guided vacations available, including specialty ones such as Whiskey tasting, Culinary focuses, active, regionally focused, Jewish History, Wine, Literary the list goes on! PLUS our partners Collette and Globus offer customized and private touring so you can set the pace and see the sights that are of most interest to you.
On a tour, you'll get herded from one thing to the next with no free time.
Guided vacations build in ample free time for you to explore on your own. Plus, your leader is always available to give you pointers, such as recommending hidden gems known only to locals and other can't-miss experiences.
A tour means long bus rides.
Guided vacations use coaches to get from the hotel to points of interest but not always. Similar to a river cruise, there are days where you will take a coach as part of your excursion, and other days you will leave your city center hotel for a walking exploration. Like a river cruise where the coach takes you from your ship to points of interest.
On a tour, you'll move hotels every day.
Whirlwind tours are a thing of the past. Guided vacations offer a diverse selection of touring styles with multinight stays in destinations and even single-city stays that allow you to truly get to know an area.
I won’t get to try the local cuisine
As we mentioned, on a guided vacation you will have ample time to explore on your own, which includes meal times. Plus the majority of guided vacations include local experiences and local meals. And remember those specialty tours we mentioned? If cuisine is of particular interest to you, let's find the perfect culinary guided vacation!
Guided Vacations are a stress-free option. All the planning is done for you and provides the best of both worlds. Experts guides bring the destination alive with stories and insights into this culture, and history, and give you all the insider knowledge so you can live like a local. Plus you get ample time to explore on your own at your own pace.