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3 Advantages of Traveling on a Special Interest Group Tour

Traveling as a member of a special interest group tour has several advantages over traveling individually. Firstly, it is a great way to make new friends. This is especially true if you travel on a special interest itinerary where you meet people with similar interests. Secondly, on a special interest group tour exclusive visits to places not open to individuals can be organized. The most memorable visits are often the sites that are not accessible to the general public. Finally, many would never have the courage to travel alone to unknown countries or places, but they would be willing to travel with a group where the organizer takes care of the logistics and accommodation. On a group tour, you do not even need to worry about your foreign language skills.

Making new friends who share your interests is not always easy in daily life, but a group tour makes it easy to encounter like-minded people from all over the world. If every one of us had visited a site, but our fellow traveler was not excited about the place, the situation would make us uncomfortable. This doesn’t happen when traveling with a special themed group tour, as all members are enthusiastic about the same subject. Additionally, during free time, meals or during transportation, you have plenty of time to exchange ideas and interact with others, making the trip a truly unique experience.

Have you been to “visitor centers”? How interesting are the majority of those visits? For a group, the tour organizer can get permission to visit places that a single traveler could never visit on their own. It is a fact that the best places are not open to the public. In our case, trains would be too expensive to run for individual travelers, but when we visit as a group it makes it worthwhile for an operator. Employees of industrial sites or companies enjoy it very much when visitors come and show interest in what they do, and for you,  it has the advantage that you get to live unique experiences that not many have seen before you.

There are so many places on earth that capture our interest, but there are obstacles such as lacking foreign language skills or too many unknown factors that are difficult to overcome when organizing such a trip. Many hesitate traveling to an unknown place because our mind comes up with an exaggerated worst-case scenario that scares us. Traveling with a group is much easier, because your fellow travelers are in the same situation and as a group, possible risks can be handled much more easily. It is important to note here that traveling involves much fewer risks than you may imagine, and the group feeling adds to your comfort.

Group journeys have many advantages over individual travel. The best is a combination of both, where you travel with a group for the main part of the journey, and add some individual elements at the beginning and end of the trip. We love to open doors for you that are usually closed to casual visitors. Let your curiosity be your guide in traveling with a group to places not many have been before.

We would be very pleased if you could share your group travel experiences.

  1. Alex London Reply

    Going on an organized tour for enthusiast archaeologists was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. I made lifelong friends and the tour granted us access to sites I would never have discovered by following a guide book. I recommend everyone to try a special interest group tour, you’ll never want to travel any other way!

  2. Jools Reply

    What a great idea. Believe it or not I’d never considered doing a rail tour in a group of strangers, except for press trips of course, but I will now! Good tips all round, kudos! 🙂

  3. Peter Lauffer Reply

    Traveling in a group has many advantages: 1.) In a group you can get access to sites that are usually closed to individual travelers 2.) You meet like-minded people from all over the World. 3.) You pay much less than when traveling alone considering you travel use the same standard of services.

  4. Amanda Reply

    I guess traveling to an unknown place is what sets your soul free.

    • Peter Lauffer Reply

      You are absolutely correct Amanda. I never understand why everybody travels to the same places in the same destinations and makes them so crowded. Most travelers must falsely assume that the best places to visit mast be those where everybody travels to.

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