There are plenty of reasons why an organised small-group tour can be more beneficial than going it alone.
What better way to embrace the history and culture of a destination than by getting out into rural areas, small towns and villages with like-minded people?
You won’t feel lost in the crowd or like a sheep in the flock being herded from one site to the next with little time to explore. Travelling with a small group is more akin to a personalised holiday experience than a hop-on-hop-off bus tour with the masses.
From food and wine, to architecture, music, sport, art and even faith based holidays, joining a themed tour with an intimate group of travellers with the same interest is the perfect way to meet people who share your passion.
Whichever type of tour you choose, the group tour leader plays an important role in making the journey special. With a smaller group to look after, not only are they experts in the location and able to share in their immense knowledge and passion for the destinations you visit, they also dedicate more time to each guests' individual needs or interests.
Whether travelling as couples, friends or individually - by sharing dinner tables, experiences and memories, small group holidays really bring like-minded individuals together. You may start as strangers but you are sure to end the tour as friends.
Smaller tour numbers, means smaller buses, which often allow you to get off the freeways and onto the charming country lanes where large coaches simply cannot access. Plus, your tour guide will know the locals and those extra special hidden places to eat, shop and explore.
Reasons why you’ll love a small-group tour
Small group tours provide experiences that would be difficult to organise without loads of time, a ton of research and insider knowledge.
Peace of mind
Knowing that everything is organised ahead of you, all you need to do is simply sit back, relax and enjoy the moment.
Your tour leader is there to help break down any language barriers and make it easy and interesting for you to immerse yourself in the destination.
Who is the small group tour for?
Short on time
If you don't have the time or budget for a long trip, then an organised group tour of 'highlights' is right for you. Most companies offer short breaks through to extended tours, so there really is something for everyone.
Travelling solo doesn’t mean travelling alone. A small group tour is the ideal form of travel for those who prefer to have company when travelling or simply feel safer with a small group.
First time traveller
If you are new to travel or a particular destination and prefer not to navigate, organise or research extensively yourself, then travelling with a professional tour guide makes perfect sense. You won’t miss a thing.
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