Vacations are a great way to relax and enjoy yourself. It can also be a great way to grow your knowledge and understanding of other cultures. If you are visiting a distant location you might be interested in sightseeing, and a neat way to get the most out of a trip is with a tour.
Why do a Tour?
Tours are usually guided by a local, and can teach you a number of interesting facts about the area. They may also have some preferred status for some specific tourist landmarks, allowing for greater access, reduced rates, or special lines. A tour group can also help keep you save. A successful tour company will know where to keep people, while allowing them to still see the culture. You may not know of all the little gang controlled streets in a small town in Mexico, for example. Your tour guide, on the other hand, will know that your group should stay away from this place, or that area. This lets you safely experience the culture, and possibly some lesser known sights.
Types of Tours
There are a number of different types of tours. A familiar tour group is a group of people, on foot, who follow around a leader. The leader will show you around a specific landmark, telling history and other noteworthy bits of information. There are also boat tours, where you are whisked away on a boat to explore the canals and waterways. You can also check out a bike tour in Central Park. This lets you see a larger portion of a city than possible on foot, making the most of your time abroad. Virtual tours which allow you to see views that you normally would not be able to see may be available at your destination. These are designed primarily for people that suffer from disabilities, and would normally be unable to get to some of the most popular sights.