In fact, travelling with a tour leader is like having a friend who can take you straight to the heart of a destination, so all you have to do is focus on having a good time.
Fancy skipping the queue to get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access at the Vatican? No problem. Want to eat out in an authentic, family-run restaurant in Rio de Janeiro? Your guide knows the best places to go. Always dreamed of taking a private tour around Sydney's top sights? Off we go.
On a tour, the journey is every bit as important as the stops you make along the way. Having a driver means you can sit back and enjoy the scenery, while your tour leader brings the place to life by telling you the stories you simply won't find in the guidebooks.
On top of that, they'll take care of all the practicalities, from checking in at the hotel to arranging for your bags to be taken straight to your room, so you can enjoy a hassle-free holiday.
With so many benefits, you might think a tour would work out more expensive than going it alone - after all, having a guide, a driver, exclusive access to attractions and the inside track on the best hotels must come at a price? Yet the buying power of a group means it is actually works out cheaper than trying to set up the same holiday by yourself, so you can rest easy knowing you're getting the very best experience at the very best price.
That's even more important in light of the pandemic. Touring companies have led the way in establishing safe, socially distanced itineraries, where all the hotels, restaurants and attractions have been carefully vetted to ensure they meet stringent health and safety standards, so you can set off knowing you're in good hands.
Working alongside 7 other Travel Counsellors, we haved formed Hosted Holidays with your Travel Counsellor. Every week we take you around the world from the comfort of your own sofa and we have an amazing variety of upcoming trips for later in 2021/2022 and even into 2023.
Get in touch for more information. We'd love to see you there!