If some more adventurous people like to go off the beaten path and visit their destination country at their own pace, holidaymakers in search of comfort prefer to opt for organized trips instead. Going on a group trip offers, in fact, the advantage of being guided from beginning to end, even if it is a formula that is not free of drawbacks either.
One of the advantages of this kind of trip is that everything is organized by an agency. From transport to various visits, including food, every detail is prepared in advance. There is no need to rent a car, look for good addresses or fumble in the menus, meals are often already ordered, which saves time, prevents sickness, and better enjoy visits. Imagine going from New York to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Think about all the logistics involved with that.
The knowledge in advance and in detail of the trip also reassures many travelers and allows them to leave in peace. This alternative is ideal for family trips, especially as the security problem no longer arises.
The group trip also offers the opportunity to meet new people. It’s a good choice for single people. All activities are generally thought of in this group spirit and meals are taken together in a friendly atmosphere.
According to the agencies, this type of trip can be tailor-made if the participants come from the same entity. This choice makes it possible to benefit from a well-filled travel log adapted to the specific needs of the group.
The group trip also gives the opportunity to discover places and regions that we would not necessarily have thought of leaving alone. Indeed, travel professionals know each destination very well and trust them to avoid missing the most interesting sights.
In addition, the cost is undoubtedly part of the attractions of this tour. Some expenses, such as transportation, are shared while others, such as meals, are negotiated beforehand by the agency, which significantly reduces the total price of the trip.
Finally, it is sometimes more pleasant to be guided by a professional who knows the flagship sites than to waste time searching books or finding a good local guide. In general, the guides offered by the agencies are perfectly familiar with the site, know the cost of entry into the various sites and sometimes enjoy privileges to avoid the queue, even in high season. The risk of getting lost or being scammed is therefore much less.