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5 reasons to travel Britain with a group

5 reasons to travel Britain with a group

London, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh – these great British cities are better with a group. 

Here are five reasons why we love British group tours.

1. You have someone to explore with

Group tours allow you to form life-long friendships built on common interests. Imagine walking the streets of Stratford-Upon-Avon with someone who shares your love of Shakespeare. Or tasting whisky in Edinburgh Castle with someone who appreciates Scotch. The toe-tapping sound of a fiddle in an Irish pub is always more fun when you have someone to dance with. Friendships formed on group tours are friendships based on common interests. Often these are the friendships that will last a lifetime. 

2. All the details are taken care of

London can be overwhelming, but with a group tour, you don’t need to navigate The Tube or find good-quality accommodation. It’s all done for you. Group tours allow you to spend more time understanding Britain’s history and culture and less time on the pesky stressful details. You can have a driver help after you’ve savoured a pint in a Dublin Pub and a ferry to Ireland all pre-organised. No need to worry about where to eat or what to see – just expect great food, great tea and great ale. 

3. Tried and tested knowledge of the destination

Tour guides in Britain have incredible minds for historical events, cultural facts and local anecdotes. They have built up their knowledge of Scotland, England and Ireland over many years. They know the best restaurants, the fastest way to get from one destination to another and the history of every landmark you will see. Ask questions of your tour guide and you will quickly find they are one of the biggest advantages of a group tour. 

4. You’ll see and do things you can’t do on your own

Tour companies have insider knowledge. They can use their clout to get you to the front of the line at museums, the best seats on the train and they know the best places to take photographs. Plus – you can get them to take photos of you. 

5. Safety should anything go wrong

You can rest assured that a group tour company has a plan to keep you safe. You will always have a tour leader to speak to about your concerns.  

Have you travelled to Britain with a group tour? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Alison Godfrey. Republished with permission of My Discoveries

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