Every parent wants to give their kids the world, but most of us are a little leery about venturing out into it with them not possessing a detailed knowledge of our destination and a mastery of the local language and customs. There is however, a really great solution to this challenge: guided tours, or adventure tours as they are sometimes called, will give you a sense of comfort thanks to your expertly trained guides, provide you with VIP experiences that are not available to those booking on their own, and offer savings of up to 40% compared to booking these dream destinations yourself!
Imagine for a moment that your family has arrived in Italy. After meeting your tour guides, you are whisked away to a first class hotel where your bags are taken to your room, and you have some time to relax and explore. Your guide has recommended a few local sites to explore, and you do that while passing time before gathering at your hotel for a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers and guides. From there your tour includes traveling through Rome, Pisa, and Venice and somehow you see more than you ever imagined you could all the while relaxing on comfortable motor coaches and getting to create your own venetian masks by hand and tour olive orchards followed by making authentic Italian pizza as a family. Now imagine trying to book an experience like that by yourself…it would take untold hours of research, a knowledge of the local area and language, and you would still have no guarantee that you had booked the right hotels, tours, and transportation companies. Plus, who needs the stress of hoping you can communicate and navigate around unfamiliar territory?
On a guided tour, you are always provided with trained guides that are basically they key to unlocking all the wonderful cultural and historical attractions of your destination. They will take you to all of the places that you’ve always wanted to see; the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, The Coliseum, or the Trevi Fountain, most with VIP access and without waiting on lengthy lines. Your guides will also be able to assist you with locating fantastic local dining spots when you have time on your own to explore, and you will never have to worry about things getting lost in translation because of their fluency in the local language. Though your guides are definitely the most priceless part of your tour package, you can also feel confident that you will always be comfortable, staying in first-class accommodations that are constantly being reviewed and critiqued by members of your tour company. Many of these guided tours also include most of your meals and pre-arranged transportation beginning the moment your flight touches down at the start of your trip. Best of all, when you book a guided tour, you can save up to 40% compared to what you would trying to put this kind of a trip together yourself!
Erin Sforza is an Independent Travel Coordinator affiliated with MouseEarVacations.com® and CruisingCo.com® and lives on Long Island with her husband and daughter. Her monthly blog can be seen on LIParentSource.com on the second #TravelTuesday of each month. Contact her by email at ErinS@CruisingCo.com, on Facebook or at (877) 398-8244 to book your family’s next adventure!