Today I want to talk about traveling to Europe since it is on so many of our bucket lists… There are two ways to experience Europe – Escorted Tour and Independent Travel.
Escorted Tour – Some of these tours are in small groups but can be as large as a group of 40 travelers. Traveling between cities is on motor coach. If you prefer to visit many cities during your European vacation, do all sightseeing with the tour group, and have your luggage handled for you between cities, then an escorted tour is right for you. Most of these tours also include some dinners with the group.
If you’d rather explore on your own but still have all your transportation, accommodations and day tours planned ahead then you will enjoy Independent Travel for exploring Europe. I have been preparing these types of customized itineraries for my clients and they absolutely love them! The flights, airport transfers, hotels, travel between cities by rail, and private or group sightseeing tours are all reserved ahead of time while still leaving plenty of free time during your vacation. Instead of visiting many cities, as is typically done on an escorted tour, I like to limit it to 3 or 4 cities so you can really get a taste for each one and not just visit the main attractions. These itineraries are completely customized so it is based entirely on the travelers’ preferences in flights, hotels, number of days in each city, and sightseeing activities.
There is so much to see in Europe, pick a country and start exploring!
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I work with my clients on creating personalized travel itineraries while consulting on everything from destinations to excursions and logistics of the trip. Through my personal travel I seek unique activities including private guides and tours for exceptional experiences. More on Belkys