Group travel is not for everyone. I get that. In fact, until I started working as a travel group leader, I never thought I would enjoy group travel. I am one of those individuals who likes to set my own itinerary, blaze my own path, take a left when a right was the plan.
So, I understand that you might be thinking I do not want to travel with 40 people who I know at various levels. If that is you, and you want to travel, but are nervous about going on an international trip with a small group of people, I can help you.
Traveling in a small group 2-10 gives you the comfort of traveling with people you know and are comfortable being around. You get to choose the group. It also lets you be in greater control of your schedule.
You do not want to go to another museum, that is easy to change in a small group. In a large group it is more difficult to change because there are too many voices that have an interest in what every day is like.
You want to eat lunch on the go. Again, in a small group that is easy decision. Large groups can tend to be more driven by the agenda every day. Small groups can scrap the agenda on any given day and rewrite the entire plan for the day.
Traveling with a guide, or someone who is planning your entire trip and taking care of the details, makes it easier on you. It takes the stress off and lets you enjoy the trip.
I have led a lot of small groups and I can tell you that the hardest part of it is always needing to know where you are going and how you are going to get there and where you go once you get there.
Anyone can learn what it is that makes Munich a special place. Any one can research the history of London and tell you what happened during the war or at the Tower of London. Not everyone can tell you how to use the subway system in Munich or the Tube in London. Not everyone can get you from the airport to the center of town without delays. Not everyone knows that Ober Salzburg is closed from late fall to early spring—I know because I got there and found it closed.
That is what private group travel with a guide does for you. It lets you enjoy the trip while someone else sweats the little things. Let me sweat the details and you jump up and enjoy your trip.
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