Europe needs no introduction. If it does, you’ve been living on another planet. But what’s the best way to travel around Europe? I’m so glad you asked….
6 REASONS WHY EUROPE GROUP TRAVEL ROCKS
1. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Travelling in a group, particularly those that are age-specific, means you’ll usually come across like-minded, social and outgoing people. In every group you’ll have the Party Animals, the Social Surfers, the Chillers, the weird guy*, the couples… You’re pretty much guaranteed to meet friends for life.
2. PASSIONATE TOUR GUIDES
Your tour guide, genuinely care about each person on the trip. Their knowledge is often unrivalled, even when compared to locals. Forget about Googling for hours looking for somewhere for a quick bite and ask your guide; he or she will know.
3. EUROPE IS MAGICAL WITH SECRETS
Planned by travel experts, group tours can take you to every corner of the continent, and lots of secret spots you’d never have reached on your own. It’s tempting to think that group travel means you’ll miss out on those authentic experiences when, actually, the opposite is often true.
4. TIME TO YOURSELF
It’s not a school outing. You’ll have an itinerary, though this doesn’t mean you’ll have no free time to yourself. Just make sure you are awake and ready to go when you venture out in the bus to your next stunning location, the rest is up to you.
5. FIND YOUR DESTINY
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a couple say that they met on a group tour in Europe *cough Contiki cough*, I would be a millionaire by now. OK $10, but that’s more than nothing. Back to point number 1, you’ll meet various travellers with different personalities and perhaps your “Destiny” is on that trip!
6. STRESS FREE
One of the more underrated things in life is peace of mind. While some nomadic explorers have encouraged travelling without an itinerary/map/backpack/trousers, it can be a relief to have a plan. With accommodation and transfers organised for every leg of the journey, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ll have a roof over your head each night. Let others take care of the travel jargon and T&Cs while you’re out in your own little care-free world, soaking up everything Europe has to offer.
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