Why you should consider a small group tour for your next holiday
With its wealth of history, beauty and cultural experiences, it’s not surprising that a trip to Europe is at the top of most of our must-visit lists. But with so many riches on offer, knowing where to go and what to see can be a daunting prospect, which is why taking in Europe as part of a small group tour can provide such a rewarding travel experience.
Unlike large group travel tours, a small group of 20 people or less has many added benefits, including camaraderie, less queueing and the chance to experience attractions more comprehensively, rather than a brief glimpse before hopping back on a bus with everyone else.
A streamlined approach to sightseeing, small group tours allow you to have more fun, spend less time waiting and have greater flexibility when visiting local points of interest.
As Dennis Bunnik, CEO of Bunnik Tours explains, touring with a small group also gives you more time with your guide, more room on the coach and better views when sightseeing.
“Imagine one guide having to manage 50 people and still answer questions,” he said.
“In a smaller group you’ll have more one-on-one time with your guide and plenty of opportunity to ask questions and take advantage of their wealth of local knowledge.
“Big groups created the tourist trail – small groups can move beyond it and really discover the essence of the places they visit. We’re also able to support smaller businesses so the benefits of tourism are spread throughout the communities we visit.”
Here are three stunning holiday destinations where small group touring with 20 people or less really excels.
The Croatian seaside city of Split is idyllic with its world-famous beaches, alfresco dining, centuries-old architecture and carefree locals.
Fans of the Game of Thrones series will also recognise the sights and buildings along Split’s Papaliceva Street – but the highlight of a Bunnik Tour to Split is surely the spectacular azure waters of the nearby beaches – check out Trstenik beach as a priority.
For the die-hard Game of Thrones fan the city of Dubrovnik, some three hours away, is home to many famous scenes – including the House of the Undying, the great Sept of Baelor and King’s Landing.
2. Northern Italy
With its stunning alpine views, world-famous lakes and wealth of culture, visiting Northern Italy will leave you with lifelong memories.
Bunnik Tours has an organised 25-day tour where you will travel from Milan to the breathtaking sights of Lago Maggiore before experiencing a walking tour of Italy’s famous Lake Como district and a cruise to the town of Bellagio.
When in Italy, one must eat. If you love parmesan cheese and prosciutto, you will enjoy feasting your way through Parma, tasting the famous balsamic vinegar in Modena and sampling your way through the Gelato Museum in Bologna.
Another fantastic location that lends itself to a small group tour is Morocco, as you can take in the surrounds, sights and smells at a leisurely pace rather than as a whirlwind tourist pitstop.
One Moroccan location worth immersing yourself in is the city of Chefchaouen in northwest Morocco, famous for its blue-hued buildings. The city of Fez is just three hours from Chefchaouen and is steeped in old-world history, with the original city of Fez considered one of the oldest and best conserved cities in the Muslim-Arab world.
Bunnik Tours’ 27-day tour takes in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, visiting Chefchaouen, Fez and Marrakesh. You’ll be able to take your time around the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and of course Casablanca – home of the central market, Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Esplanade.
So why just settle for a holiday when you can have the shared experience of a group tour? Make friends, travel safely and have easy access to your own tour guide to ensure you enjoy the best of what these incredible European locations have to offer.
Book a Bunnik small group tour to Europe before 21 December 2018 and save $250 per person. Prices include return international airfares, air taxes and fuel surcharges, accommodation, pre-paid tips, extensive sightseeing program and many meals. For more information visit https://www.bunniktours.com.au/Europe-Tours/.
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