Top Tips For a Small Group Tour – Where to Start
If you haven’t traveled overseas before, a SMALL GROUP TOUR is a good way to start. Here are some tips to get you started.
If you haven’t travelled overseas before, a SMALL GROUP TOUR is a good way to start.
You could start by looking on the internet if you have access.
If not, go visit a travel agent and ask them for information on small group tours in the countries you may be considering visiting. If you haven’t dealt with travel agents before, go to a couple of different ones and asks questions. A good travel agent will provide you with all the answers and give you extra information, with a smile.
Take these travel books home, go through them and prioritise the things you would like to see in each country.
Look at the available small group tours, and how the places you would like to see match in with the Tours that are being offered.
Choose a small group tour which covers most things you would like to see and check out the price. Compare a couple of similar tours (sometimes they are identical) from different tour companies, with what they each have to offer, and look at value for money.
Determine how long you would like to go for, this also relevant to the price of a Small Group Tour.
Remember a small group tour is usually escorted travel with no more than 10-15 people. This allows for flexibility, informality, and the ability to accommodate the interests of travellers.
Check also if this is a tour, escorted by an English speaking guide as well as a local guide for each city/region you expect to visit.
Consider the fitness level of you and your partner. Go through the Tour Grading in the Booklets and be guided by this.
Determine what time of year you would like to travel. Once again compare the prices, as it is usually cheaper to travel in the “off season” rather than in” peak season”.
When you have decided on a Tour which suits you; decided on when and where you would like to go, then see your travel agent.
The travel agent will go through it with you, provide any further advice you require, such as Visa requirements, Health and Travel Insurance. The travel agent will also take care of your Tour bookings and flights etc.
Last but not least when you decide to travel overseas, you will also need a valid Passport.