Professional Tours: Everything Taken Care Of
A coach tour provides for a more relaxing holiday experience. All the things you would need to prearrange on a self-guided trip (accommodation, meals, transport between stops, attraction tickets and so on) are all secured for you.
While you have slightly fewer opportunities to pursue specific interests, you can rest assured your tour organiser has handpicked the best sites and activities for the itinerary. They’ve done all the hard work and research to create an itinerary that is sure to impress all travellers.
As an added bonus, tour managers can often organise for their groups to jump the queue at attractions, which means more time enjoying the landmarks and less time twiddling your thumbs while standing in lines.
Self-Planned Tour: Freedom
A key attraction of arranging your own holiday is that every stop, meal, site and activity is up to you. And, if you do all your research and make the right choices, this can lead you to an amazing, personalised holiday.
However, this is extremely difficult to achieve. Researching all the possibilities is exciting, yes, but it’s also time-consuming – or even exhausting at times. If freedom is important to you, you should weigh this up against the effort you’ll need to put into organising your day-to-day itinerary. There is also the risk that the attractions you decide to include may not actually be the best choices for you or your companions.
When you opt for the extra freedom of going independent, you also miss out on an invaluable resource: a passionate tour guide with specialist knowledge of your destination. When choosing where to go for dinner or the best way to spend a day of leisure, an expert guide always has great ideas and suggestions to provide.