When you hear the word group tour, you might think of a horde of tourists scouring sights with their cameras like locusts and chugging around town in an outdated tour bus. But away from these very present clichés, there are alternatives, almost innovative group tours that are perfect for individual travelers and solo travelers. These group tours often resemble adventure or adventure tours, often take place in small groups (of max. 15 guests) and are led by a local, experienced guide.
To refresh and rejuvenate the image of group travel, here are 4 reasons why it's time to put aside the preconceptions of and embark on the adventure of group travel.
1. meet new friends
We all know it's not easy to make friends when you have a full-time job. Even if you travel alone, you may have safety concerns when approaching people. Group travel helps you meet interesting people from all over the world without having to worry about your safety. Plus, being part of a group helps you step out of your comfort zone and try new things.
Some group tours can bring together people with different interests and backgrounds. Imagine traveling alone in a group tour that consists of families with young children and middle-aged couples. On such a group tour, it will be difficult to expand your circle of friends.
TripLegend's group tours aim to bring together young professionals with similar backgrounds. Discovering a new culture with a group enriches the trip for all participants, because not only do you discover the country through your own eyes, but you also see it through the eyes of the other participants. Being able to share all the experiences with others who have the same interests as you makes the experience that much more enjoyable and the experiences that much more interesting. With TripLegend, travelers still experience the authentic feeling of traveling alone, but they can also make new, lifelong friends.
Safety is one of the most common concerns of all solo travelers in the world. Drinking alone in a bar, going to a club or exploring distant corners of the world is not an option for many solo travelers. But group travel can solve this problem. This is because the local guide has many local contacts and also knows the corners from which it is better to stay away. With the safety of the group, travelers can enjoy off the beaten path destinations without any safety concerns.
3. experienced local guides
A guide in a group tour is there to show, tell and explain everything about the destination to the travelers. The language barrier keeps many travelers from discovering a country because it creates a feeling of isolation and helplessness, especially in countries where tourism is not so highly developed. Local tour guides speak the language and know the destination like the back of their hand. They make sure that every little detail on the trip goes smoothly and safely. They will help you make the most of your destination.
As TripLegend, we provide our travelers with an expert local guide and support local businesses in every destination we have on our TripLegend map. By keeping things local, we ensure that our travelers feel the genuine vibe of their destination. By working with local communities and businesses, we ensure that our travelers' money stays in the country and is not spent on large international corporations.
4. save time with group travel
When you travel with a group, you don't have to worry about creating your itinerary or spending hours booking hotel rooms. All the details are taken care of and you can avoid any queues for coveted tourist attractions without having to put in any effort. You'll just live in the moment and enjoy your destination!
The more relaxed you go on vacation, if all this is already arranged and you no longer have to worry about how to get from A to B or in which hotel you spend the night. Time is a scarce commodity, so with a group tour you can concentrate from the very first minute on what matters most on holiday: enjoying, relaxing and discovering - because the only thing you have to do beforehand is pack your suitcase!
Group travel is the future
Together with our local guides we have created a Hygiene concept elaborated. During the trips we provide e.g. hand sanitizer and face masks. Our emergency support team is trained to assist our travelers in the event of an emergency during travel. We are well prepared for the New Age of Travel to COVID-19, all you need to do is get your Favorite Trip choose.