People go on tours. You know entire, city-to-city, site-to-site holidays. We KNOW you do. You KNOW you do. Either way, there are tons of tour types out there and we thought perhaps a little insight might be worthwhile. Particularly, before you book one. Take a look at our MUST SEE breakdown of holidays. Afterwards, and once you know your favourite tour type, you can reach out to us to help you pinpoint your dream tour.
Escorted Tours are our most popular product. These little dandies are often conducted by a tour director who takes care of all services from beginning to end. In most cases, they include flights, hotels, transportation, airport & hotel transfers, most meals and sightseeing. Usually, you’ll be ushered around via motor-coach and spend no more than 2 nights in each location. You’ll find them exciting, fast-paced and definitely like that most of the sightseeing is included in the price.
Guided Tours are similar to Escorted tours but passengers are greeted by a local representative – rather than a Tour Director. You also won’t typically be escorted to all activities and functions on this tour type. Instead, local guides are made available to answer questions through the duration of the tour. Some meals, accommodations and sightseeing may be included – and in other instances, you’ll be left on your own to explore and take in the local cultures you visit. This style is ideal for people who want some freedom but still have the comfort of a guide for deeper dives and insight in one’s immediate surroundings.
These vacations usually spend 2 or 3 nights per location visited and usually, only a few locations are included. A tour guide is normally not part of an independent experience, but there is a often a host available for some handy guidance and direction. A few meals and some sightseeing may typically included, but independent tour customers are given a lot of free time to explore. These vacations are ideal for independent, savvy travellers looking to set their own pace and chart their own daily adventures.
Rail tours offer a unique type of holiday where most of the transportation is conducted via rail. Trains have been a source of cultural impact and fascination of many for centuries now – and these select rail journeys give access to incomparable views, luxury comfort, romance and one-of-a-kind excitement plus the in-depth experience of a hosted or escorted tour.
A River Cruise is a tour conducted on a small or medium-sized cruise ship and travels via rivers instead of rail or road. While the explanation is short, the experience is epic. Railway or riverboat – these unique trips are a MUST DO in every sense of the words.
Small Ship Cruising
Small ship cruises take travellers where big ships simply cannot. Those fantasy deserted islands you’ve imagined – easy peasy. Walk in Darwin’s footsteps across the Galapagos Islands, diving spots so remote you might be the first to see a particular part of the reef. And if you want to mix it up, small ships also visit “mainstream” locales, such as the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii and the Mediterranean – but because the ships are able to manoeuvre in small coves and channels, they can dock at more intimate ports, making for a more local flavour and a fascinating travel opportunity.
This could be a tour or independent holiday that comes with an accompanying cruise. In most instances the cruise is at least three nights or more from a destination port nearby the location of your tour. This part of your tour will include your meals, accommodation and onboard entertainment. It’s a great way to experience the coastlines of the world, and explore the ports and nearby sights.
Note: Any tour including a one-day or an overnight cruise are simply considered Escorted Tours.
When it’s all said and done, we should all go on a tour to a destination we feel drawn to. It is one of the best ways to learn about a place we’ve dreamed of.
What’s your perfect tour style? Can’t decide? Simply contact Cruise Megastore on 1300 657 948 and we can lead you to the promised land… well ok at least a tour that you are going to love, that best suits your budget and your dreams.
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