How to Travel Privately with Your Group
Private tours are more important now than ever because they provide safety, customization, and premium services. Whether it’s for your family's annual vacation or for traveling with your small group, the benefits of a private tour far outweigh the cost and it’s truly the best value for your money.
You see, my Finance background doesn’t let me escape always looking at things in a very logical way and, quite frankly, traveling on a mega cruise ship or an escorted bus tour really doesn’t give you the best bang for your buck!
Below are the Types of Private Tours and the Benefits.
TYPES OF PRIVATE TOURS…
Traveling privately with people you love and enjoy spending time with creates the most incredible memories…
Family Trip – A private tour for your family where all the activities and experiences included are hand selected based on the interests and hobbies of your family members will have everyone excited about the trip and the memories created will be treasured for a lifetime.
Extended Family Trip – Many travelers are looking to spend time with their extended family… grandparents, cousins, siblings. Your private tour will also include all the fun things your group will enjoy doing together.
Themed Trip – These tours are designed around your group’s passions. Do you belong to a wine club? Are you a fashionista? Are you a golfer? These are just some examples. We can design a trip around any passion, so you enjoy the best experiences around the world!
BENEFITS OF A PRIVATE TOUR…
Select the Countries and Cities to Visit
Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of visiting a city in Germany and then would love to spend some time relaxing on one of the Italian lakes. A pre-arranged escorted group tour won’t offer this itinerary. With a handcrafted private tour we can combine any countries or cities to create your dream vacation.
Include Only Activities You Enjoy
Escorted group tours include visiting a lot of attractions and sites but, more than likely, every single inclusion is not right for you. At Distinct Vacations, the process of designing your custom itinerary involves first learning about the travelers’ interests, hobbies, and preferences. Then we are able to incorporate unique experiences that will allow you to create the most incredible memories.
Spend the Right Amount of Time (for You) at Main Attractions
This is super important because you may love art and museums so the 4 hour visit of the Louvre, included in your group tour, may be perfect for you. However, perhaps you are a true fan and lover of art and that’s not enough time at the Louvre. You may want to spend a whole day there. Or on the opposite spectrum, many clients really just want to see the masterpieces and a 2-hour private tour with a guide is all they need. Then you’ll have the rest of the day to explore Parisian neighborhoods, or palaces, or shopping, or whatever else you love to do!
Travel at Your Speed
Just because you’re traveling to a country in Europe doesn’t mean you need to see all of it! If you only have 10 nights that’s usually not enough to soak it all in, stroll through cobblestone streets and sit at a café in the afternoons. Many escorted tours will have you in a different city every one or two nights. I usually recommend at least 3 nights in a city so you can have time to really appreciate it and not just visit the main attractions.
Get the Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars
By having a custom trip designed, you are only paying for those activities that are perfect for you. And the hotels are hand selected based on what’s best for your traveling party. So you are not wasting any of your precious vacation dollars on included experiences that may not be perfect for you.
So What Does a Custom Trip Look Like?
At Distinct Vacations we partner with a local company in each country. They have the most reliable and knowledgeable guides and service providers in the industry that cater to our clients from the minute they arrive at the airport.
Envision your vacation with some pre-arranged activities and also time at leisure to enjoy strolling the cobblestone streets of your favorite city. You will be taken care of every step of the way… from private airport and rail station transfers, drivers and guides, to porter service, if needed for luggage assistance at the airports and train stations.
Plus, you always have a local contact for any assistance you may need… from changing a pick up time to any other questions or emergencies that may arise.
Our goal is for you to enjoy as each vacation day unfolds and be transformed from your vacation experience.
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