A vacation to a foreign land is always something to look forward to, especially if you are visiting a certain country for the first time. There are tour providers like Globus Tours that offer discounted rates for escorted and independent tours so your choice of which one to get is actually a matter of personal preference.
Escorted tours are tour packages that already include the following: hotel accommodations in every location included in your itinerary, meals, airport transfers, sightseeing with tour guides, and local transportation.
You will be doing all activities with a group of other travelers who booked the same tour as yours. This is a great way to make new acquaintances and be with a “support” group while in a foreign country.
Escorted tour packages from vendors like Globus Tours may also include tickets to all the sights. This means that your tour cost will basically cover everything. All you would need to spend on are souvenirs and other personal expenses.
With an independent tour, you are on your own in terms of sightseeing and exploring the cities, giving you the opportunity to spend your time however you want. In other words, you will be vacationing at your own pace, with no schedules and strict itineraries to follow.
If you are more of the adventurous type, an independent tour may sound more appealing to you. Although discounts are given for independent tours, you may find that these could be more costly than escorted tours. This is because most hotel reservations, meals, and tickets to museums and landmarks are offered on group rates that can give you additional discounts.
However, if you carefully plan your independent tour with a travel planner, you may still go on your trip without going over your budget.
If you prefer to go on an independent tour, Globus Tours can help arrange your hotel accommodations, transfers, and other tour essentials.
To learn more about escorted and independent tours from Globus, call Pavlus Travel at 1.800.528.9300.