Yep, you heard that right. Doing a tour through Europe instead of trying to DIY (or maybe doing a bit of both) can be a GOOD thing for your bank account. How, you say? Consider this...
You Pay Upfront
Imagine arriving knowing you've already paid for all the essential, big-ticket bits like transport, your go-to travel guide and accommodation = mega peace of mind.
With no huge blows to the travel fund to come (and knowing you've got somewhere safe to sleep each night), all that time you would have spent organising bus tickets, beds and other niggly bits on the ground you can instead enjoy chilling out and exploring.
All The Little Inclusions
Often tours will include many – or at least some – fun stuff iconic to each stop on your route. Whether it's a bike tour with a local around Copenhagen, entry to The Louvre or an, errrrrr, 'show' in Amsterdam, as the saying goes: every little bit adds up!
Less To Budget For
It's so much easier to keep track of your budget when you only have to think about spending money on a tour (plus any other travels you might do either side of the tour).
Repeat Traveller = Discounts
If you travel with a tour group you’ve used before, you can usually score a repeat traveller discount. It pays to be loyal!
More Friends = More Discounts
Got a crew you'd love to travel with? Bring them along - big groups often score extra discounts too!
You'll Be Busy On Tour
That means less un-filled time to wander and get distracted by pretty things in shop windows!
Insider Tips So You Know Where To Go
Hanging for a cheapie souvenir? Local food at local prices? Or just can't accept the thought of having to pay to go to the toilet? Your guide can always point you in the right direction when you're in need of tips on how to do Europe on a shoestring.
And even if you do pay for stuff along the way, travelling in a group (or because your tour guide knows every stop inside out) is bound to lead to bonus savings.
Bang For Your Buck
Max bang for your buck is guaranteed, with tour itineraries designed by travel junkies who know what you DO need to see/eat/do and what you can scrap from the list.
Less Time Travel Planning
= more time working and saving up the moolah to go!
PLUS... you get an automatic crew for free - you just can't put a price on that!