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Here’s Why To Choose A Tour Vs Planning DIY Holiday

19 September 2019
Read Time: 2.2 mins

Dreaming about summer in Europe next year? You start the planning process and come to halt: to tour or not to tour? It’s a question many of us ask ourselves when planning a holiday overseas. 

Mother and Daughter around a laptop smiling To tour or not to tour?

There are benefits to a DIY holiday, of course, but compare both options in detail and you’ll find touring can offer an unmatched experience. Exciting itinerary, dedicated free time, knowledgeable tour director, bundled costs, endless inclusions and the list goes on. Better yet, book in advance and you can save with earlybird deals for the following year’s departures. 

On a tour, you’ll travel stress-free between cities on a private air-conditioned coach, so no need to worry about driving on the opposite side of the road! Stop at points of interest for exclusive commentary from your tour guide and once you’re back on the road, upload your photos via the complimentary Wi-Fi, or read up on your next stop. 

Flamenco dancer in a red dress with a red fan Make your friends jealous! Upload your photos as you travel via the complimentary WiFi.

All your accommodation is arranged for you, so after a good night's rest, wake up to an included breakfast before meeting up with your new friends for a full day of exploration. Perhaps today you’ll be admiring the fascinating sights of Seville on foot, or be treated to a 4WD adventure in Erfoud, where you can sip mint tea and watch the sunset in the heart of the Sahara. Those seeking more adventures can sign up to a range of optional activities such as a flamenco show before a farewell dinner of paella. 

Before you know it, the planning cycle has begun yet again. 

Take a look at the popular Spain, Portugal & Morocco tour from Globus, as an example, versus planning your own holiday to these countries.

Comparison table of the cost of DIY holiday and Globus Tour. Globus tour is cheaper

Book your tour early and save!


Sheridan Murphy

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Community and Content Coordinator Sheridan Murphy doesn’t just love travel, she lives it. If you want to work in Canada, volunteer in Fiji, stay with monks in Mount Emei, fly along the New York skyline, ride a camel in Abu Dhabi, trek the Great Wall of China, cruise the South Pacific or be kissed by a Greek in Corfu (on both cheeks)... be sure to follow along on Instagram @sheridanleemurphy.