Escorted Touring - a great way to explore one or more countries


Escorted tours are the 'hottest property' in the travel business right now having taking over from cruising as the biggest growth sector. In reality, crusing and escorted tours have a lot in common - both are aimed at making it easy for a group of people to follow a set itinerary together visiting a variety of exciting destinations and having a selection of great activities sorted out for you once you arrive in each place. Clearly what marks out the difference is that on a cruise you will normally be travelling with several hundred other people all enjoying the incredible on-board facilities of the ships, whereas on an escorted tour you could be enjoying your holiday with anything from a minibus full of like-minded traveller to a coach with maybe 40-50 travellers aboard. And, of course, you are not bound just to be travelling on 4 wheels. We have a super selection of escorted tours travelling by train, whereas others travel by bike, or even walking. There really is now an escorted tour that is suitable for everyone whatever your age, interests or budget.

What has prompted the growth in the escorted touring market is travellers' increasing focus on having a holiday that is made up of 'experiences', rather than simply just the 'destination'. The companies offering escorted tours have capitalised on this by expanding the range of what they offer when you get to the different places that you are visiting - not simply getting you there and leaving you to your own devices. The massive advantage that the escorted tours' companies have, compared with being an individual traveller, is that they are returning to the same places over a longer period, so have the chance to establish a deeper relationship with the suppliers, and knowledge of the areas which mean that they inevitably get better prices than individual visitors, and the suppliers compete with each other to come up with innovative ideas and activities that they can offer to the groups that are coming to visit. This makes an escorted tour an incredibly attractive proposition - your travel and accommodation are all looked after for you. You have everything laid on for you as you travel around, and this means that they represent great value for money.

Countries like Austria, Germany and Swizterland are ideal for an escorted tour itinerary, but so are many others. However, with such a large choice of operators now offering incredible tours, it is becoming increasingly difficult to sort out the right tour for you from the many different itineraries that are available. For this reason, we are delighted to offer you the simple solution of our tour search system. Select the country of your choice and you'll be presented with a comprehensive choice of tour itineraries from the country's top operators. You can refine your search further using the different options, for example, if you are looking for more adventure, or culture, are looking for a cycling tour etc., and eventually work your way towards a shortlist of the best tours for you. For more information, simply click on the description and this will show you a detailed day-to-day itinerary, the dates when the tours will operate and the basic price.

Having identified your ideal tour, simply give us a call quoting the reference number shown, or use the Contact Us facility to send us an e-mail, and we can help you with additional advice and assistance through the booking process. 

 

 

If you still can't find an escorted tour that appeals, give us a call and we'll be sure to help.

For your convenience and financial security, whether you are booking Flights Only, or Flights + Hotel, the prices quoted automatically include the CAA's ATOL fee at £2.50pp, an Airline Failure Protection Insurance Premium at £4pp. European flight bookings are made with hand-baggage only. To add hold baggage, please call the number above and we will advise you of the additional costs. Longhaul fares include 1 piece of hold baggage per person.
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If you are a client travelling overseas, and need to contact us in an emergency situation, you can call our 24-hour Duty Officer Telephone Number: +44 (0)7766 406759 for information and advice.
 

 

 

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