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August 21, 2018

The Top 5 Perks of Going Guided

Going off to a faraway place to see the sights is certainly something that you can do on your own, but going guided with a reputable company like Collette has some big perks that take the hassle out of planning a trip. Here are the five main benefits of going guided.

1 – The details are covered

It can be overwhelming to plan a trip to a place you’ve never visited before. Here’s where going guided has a huge advantage: tour companies already know everything about the destination. Leveraging their expertise means that you don’t need to spend precious time and energy deciding how to get around, where to stay, where to eat or even which sights to see.

2 – VIP access

Going guided means that you can have VIP access to main attractions. For example, you can skip to the front of the (sometimes incredibly long) line or take a private after-hours tour of a must-see sight. VIP treatment also comes in the form of a Tour Manager who is not only a knowledgeable guide, but also someone who takes care of your check-ins, transportation, reservations, and general comfort while on tour.

3 – The people you meet

Not only will you be travelling with a group of other travellers and a friendly Tour Manager, you’ll also meet a few locals along the way. You never know if you’re going to meet your new best friend, penpal, or favourite travel buddy when you’re out on tour.

4 – Experiences that are hard to replicate

Off the beaten path experiences are far more possible when you go guided with Collette. It would be very difficult to enjoy such things as a home-hosted lunch with a local family or a truffle hunting excursion with a chef and his dog if you were planning your own adventure. These more immersive experiences are possible because of Collette’s strong relationship with the local community.

5 – Safety

Since guided travel companies are so intimately familiar with the destination, your safety is practically guaranteed. You don’t have to worry about accidentally choosing a hotel in a dangerous area or wandering down the wrong street. Stick with your group, listen to your Tour Manager and all will be well.

Travellers today are looking to go guided since it’s the perfect way to see and experience the best a destination has to offer with no hassles or stress. Consider letting Collette take you on your next trip and experience the difference for yourself.