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5 Reasons You’ll Love Our Small Group Tours

The mere mention of the word tour is enough to make some travellers’ toes curl up. Images of large groups of holidaymakers being herded from one destination to the next and forced on and off a cramped, hot coach start to fill their minds, as they remember seeing groups of this kind during past holidays.

However, the small group tours that we have recently added to the website couldn’t be further removed from this notion. They are unlike other trips of the same nature and we’re sure that you’re going to love them. Here are just a few reasons why.

Small Groups

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They are not called small group tours for nothing. These trips have a limited number of spaces, meaning that you won’t be sharing your experiences with hoards of other travellers. The maximum number of people on any tour will be 18 and in certain cases, this is even lower. Plus, there only needs to be four people booked on for the tour to go ahead, meaning it’s unlikely you’ll ever have to worry that it will be cancelled.

Travel In Style

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The vehicles in which you will be travelling will be a far cry from the coaches commonly used for tours. You will climb on board a stylish, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz, which is perfectly suited to this kind of travel. Because it is a much smaller vehicle than most coaches, we can take you further into the heart of a destination, down cobbled streets and through low tunnels.

The roads that you will journey along will also be indicative to travelling in style. Wherever possible, you will avoid the motorways and instead use the back roads, creating a much more scenic and leisurely-paced holiday.

Low Single Supplements

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Touring on your own is a great way to see the world, but singles are often hit with high supplements, making many trips unviable. If you choose to travel solo on one of our small group tours, you can relax in the knowledge that you won’t incur any sky-high fees. In fact, you’re likely to be joined by other like-minded people who are holidaying on their own. 

Immersive Experiences

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Because these tours feature small numbers of people, you’ll be able to take part in many more immersive experiences. Whereas large tours tend to only take travellers to the major sights, in an attempt to cram in as much as possible, our smaller ones can show you an authentic side of each destination.

Not only will you see things that are off the beaten track, you will get to stay in quirky and unique accommodation, get hands on with the local culture and use all your senses to explore your surroundings. You could find yourself sleeping in a charming Spanish monastery, tasting local wine in Croatia or even learning about the Corleonesi mafia from locals that lived in the Sicilian town at the time.

There’s So Much Included

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One of the best things about these tours is that so much is included in the price you pay. Along with the accommodation, you will have the expertise provided by your tour leader, the services of local guides who speak many different languages, a number of different meals throughout the trip and a range of immersive activities like those mentioned above.

If you like, we can also add flights to your package and there’s always the option to extend your holiday by combining two tours together or adding pre or post stays in certain cities.

If you would like to know more about the different small group tours that we have available, or you would like to book one of the options on the website, call us today.

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