Planning your next vacation? Think about a tour

Creating the perfect vacation can be confusing: putting together an itinerary for a place you’ve never been, finding the right hotels and arranging the intricate details. Going on vacation can be stressful too: knowing where to go, what to see and how to get there. More often than not, the joy of actually going on vacation takes a backseat to the hassles encountered along the way. That’s where a tour comes in.

On a touring vacation, a professional handles all the details, logistics and scheduling for you. “When you take a touring vacation, you take away all the hassles and worries of travel so you can concentrate on simply enjoying yourself,” says Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands.

Is a touring vacation right for you? Here are some things you can expect on a tour:

Inclusive. You have a lot of choices when it comes to travel, so why choose a touring vacation? Simple. It’s an easy, all-in-one vacation. Tour organizers review, choose and reserve your hotels. Industry experts create the itinerary, including all of the must-see sites and “local favorites.” Many meals are also included.

No transportation worries. On a tour, transportation – via train, plane, boat or motorcoach – is taken care of from point A to B and every step in-between.

Tour director. On a touring vacation, your trip comes complete with a tour director who will make sure you get the most out of every destination and attraction. Tour directors act as a concierge, problem-solver and storyteller all rolled up into one.

No waiting in lines. On Globus tours, you are privy to VIP access into all the major sites. And because you’re not waiting in lines, you have more time to experience more of each destination.

Like-minded travelers. On a tour, you’re traveling in the company of people who share your love of travel and interest in the destinations you’re visiting.

Set itineraries. With a touring vacation, all the work has been done to help you get the most enjoyment out of each destination. Must-see sites are arranged for you, getting from one site to the next has been taken care of and meals are waiting for you. There’s also plenty of time built in for you to explore each destination on your own.

Savings. Finally, on a touring vacation with companies like Globus, you will pay up to 40 percent less for your vacation than if you tried to make the same arrangements on your own.

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