Knowledge is Key – When traveling to a remote and completely foreign location, it helps to rely on someone with first-hand knowledge. A travel consultant, for example, can be trusted to tell you the best way to get from the airport to your hotel, which hotels are best for western travelers, and which local tour guides provide the best experiences.
Saves You Time – Planning a trip to an exotic corner of the world is a huge challenge for many travelers. Tours and cruise excursions take care of all the details for you, so you do not have to spend countless hours researching how to, for example, get to and purchase tickets for the most interesting museums.
No Worries – When you’re on a tour or a cruise, you have very little to worry about. Your tour guide or excursion leader will help you overcome the language barrier while taking you to see all the must-see sites, where you often get VIP, front-of-the-line access. Your group is automatically taken to quality restaurants where you can sample local specialties without having to translate the menu. Your guide gives you key insider information, like where the closest post office or pharmacy is located.
Insider Access – When you travel to more exotic destinations there may be very little published information to help you discover off the beaten path treasures and hidden jewels away from the crowds. Your local guides can help you encounter the unforgettable experiences that you will be talking about for years.
New Destinations Everyday – Traveling to an exotic corner of the world takes time, so it becomes difficult to experience a great portion of it during one vacation. A cruise, however, is the perfect way to see major cities in many countries, so you feel like you’ve encountered more of the region. A tour often covers several countries, or they can thoroughly canvas one country so that you experience a new town or region everyday.