What is an escorted tour?

"On an escorted tour, a guide will show you and a group of other travellers around various sites in your chosen destination."

February 2017 • Jules Verne

What is an escorted tour?

When planning your next holiday, the choice of destinations alone can be overwhelming. Then you have to decide whether you want to go on a cruise or a tour, or go it alone to make the most of your trip. We’ve already discussed destination choices in several of our blog posts. So, in this post, we’ll look at the second part and consider one of our favourite types of holidays –  escorted tours. What is an escorted tour and why should you go on one?

What is an Escorted Tour?

On an escorted tour, a guide will show you and a group of other travellers around various sites in your chosen destination. This might be a city like the bustling metropolis of Rome, a country such as serene Sri Lanka or a themed tour of several different cities and countries, such as bird watching in central America.

Why might you choose an Escorted Tour?

You might choose an escorted tour for many reasons. Firstly, escorted tours typically cover many aspects of organising a holiday which you otherwise might need to take care of yourself – transport, accommodation, flights and transfers, some meals, activities and more. This means that you can spend less time worrying about your trip and more time enjoying it.

Of course, having an expert guide is also a big boon for many travellers, particularly if you’ve never visited an area yourself, or don’t speak the language. Even if you’ve visited before, having a local show you around can mean uncovering secrets that had previously eluded you.

Furthermore, by touring as part of a group, you are typically able to see a wider variety of sites, particularly when crossing numerous borders. As itineraries are planned by experts, all the details are optimised to help you get the most out of every experience.

What are the benefits of choosing a Jules Verne Escorted Tour?

There are certain areas where Jules Verne stands head and shoulders above others who offer escorted tours. The Jules Verne difference means a commitment to providing all of our clients with small, intimate group sizes, as well as experienced, English-speaking local guides.

With nearly 40 years of experience providing tours around the world, we create unique and inspiring itineraries across a range of themes. Our variety of themes is wide, but the consistent thread of history and culture runs through all our escorted tours. These exciting itineraries are supplemented by events that are exclusive to Jules Verne, such as special ceremonies, meals or performances.

We are also committed to making your tour personal to you. Whether you choose independent arrivals or take advantage of our extensions, we can help you craft your perfect holiday. We also offer no single supplement on many of our tours for those travelling alone, meaning they can fully enjoy their trip too.

Last, and by no means least, we’re fully bonded, so you can enjoy your break with peace of mind. We also offer a price guarantee, so you will only pay what is quoted when you book, even if our prices increase.