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To tour or not to tour as a family? 5 benefits of organised travel

As the world opens back up for travel, more families are starting to plan their next holiday together – which can be an exciting, yet daunting, task. Once you start diving into the numerous options for trip destinations, hotels, activities, flights, and food – and you see the big costs – you probably start to weigh up the benefits of taking a small group tour for your next family trip. From seeing more and saving money to having everything taken care of, here are five benefits of organised travel.

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1. All the planning is taken care of

Travelling with your family is an incredible experience. But let’s face it – it can also be incredibly exhausting if you’re planning everything. One of our favourite benefits of organised travel is that we take care of all the details and logistics for you. 

You could spend days, weeks and months poring over reviews and websites while you try to plan where to go and how long to spend in each place. Then you have to book hotels, activities, restaurants, shuttles and transport options, plus figure out new languages, currencies, visas, and cultural customs… Or, you could simply let us take care of it. Then all you have to do is pack the bags, hop aboard our luxury coaches and enjoy the ride with your family – without a worry in the world. 

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kids walking through streets of Italy

2. You get to see more than you would on your own

One of the greatest benefits of organised group travel with your family is that you get to experience the places and hidden gems you simply cannot find on your own. 

While you’ll always get to see the bucket list icons, a small group tour with Trafalgar can also take you off the beaten track with experiences like exclusive Stays with Stories, Be My Guest experiences where you share homemade meals with local families in their homes, and Make a Difference experiences that directly support the people and places you visit. 

With insider knowledge from our expert Local Specialists, you’ll also get a deeper insight into the authentic culture of your destination. And that means your family will have a far more enriching travel adventure. 

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family enjoying Trafalgar experience benefits of organised travel

3. It’s more affordable

Travelling as a family can quickly get expensive, especially when you wing it on your own. Next time, avoid all that by taking a small group tour with your family. All your accommodation, transport, and most of your meals and activities will be lumped into one easy sum, so you just have to bring spending money for fun stuff like souvenirs and extra ice creams. Plus, you don’t have to worry about managing a huge budget with unexpected expenses popping up on your trip. 

Trafalgar’s small group tours also offer outstanding value, since we get the best deals and discounted rates on all the good stuff, like superb hotels, amazing activities, and delicious dining experiences. You can even ask your guide for all their insider tips on the best and cheapest spots to eat and drink with your family.

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family on safari

4. You get the support of a dedicated team

Travelling with your family can be overwhelming, especially when travelling with kids. Everyone is relying on you to get them around safely, but that can be a daunting task. One of the top benefits of organised coach travel with Trafalgar is that you have access to a dedicated team before, during and after your trip. 

You’ll have access to our 24/7 on-trip and behind-the-scenes support team, plus you’ll have your fantastic Travel Director, Driver and Wellbeing Director team during your trip. They’ll take care of everything from travel emergencies or trip adjustments, to wellbeing measures and safety tips for your destination. When it comes to travelling with your family, this kind of information and support is priceless. 

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multi generational family trip

5. It’s more social – which your kids will love

When you travel independently as a family, it can often be hard to meet other travelling families and like-minded people. While spending time bonding as a family is great, sometimes you want to meet other adults and make new friends. Plus, your kids probably want to meet others their own age too.

When you travel on a Trafalgar group tour, you’ll have a great social atmosphere where you can meet other families. You’ll have a blast as you share your travel experiences and your kids will benefit in so many ways like having more confidence and a stronger cultural awareness. You’ll always have someone around to snap those special group family photos… And you might even end up making some lifelong friends!

What are your favourite benefits of organised group travel with your family? Let us know in the comments below!

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