There are many benefits to travel with tour companies and they really do simplify many of the hassles of travel.

Let’s face it, catching the bus often takes a whole day or more to get from one destination to another. When you factor in the precious little vacation time most of us have, independent travel may not work.

Even those in countries who can get 4-6 weeks off have to really prioritize  their time to travel independently.  You really have to stick to one small region in order to make the most of your stay.

This is where guided tours with tour companies can prove to be a great choice when you want to see as much as you can in a small space of time.

Independent travel is not easy. Many travelers, especially when first beginning their world adventures start with group travel or guided tours. This helps to adjust to this new lifestyle, slowly stretching the comfort zones until confident enough to take it on themselves.

For some people the thought of trying to order food in a foreign country causes trigger a panic attack. Instead of never leaving the house, a guided tour is a great way to travel within their comfort zone.

Even when travelling independently, there will be many times when you may want to take a guided tour of an historical site or cultural experience. This is so you can learn more about the place you are visiting.  You can have a local expert to point out certain features, tell you stories about the area and highlight the important information. Guided tours are a great way to sit back, absorb the area you are in and allow someone else to tell you all about it.

Planning for independent travel takes a lot of time and research and then of course you need to be constantly adapting and changing these plans as you are going along.

Taking a guided tour means removing all the hassle of the planning stage. Someone can take you by the hand while you concentrate on the only thing you want to concentrate on exploring, learning, eating, drinking, shopping and having fun.