Five Reasons to Travel in a Group to Great Britain and Ireland
Exploring the best of London, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh in a group can be extremely rewarding, writes Alison Godfrey. 1 MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS 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 relationships based on common interests. Often these are the friendships that will last a lifetime. 2 ALL THE DETAILS ARE TAKEN CARE OF Great Britain and Ireland are lands rich in history and tradition, encompassing bustling metropolitan cities, quaint villages and lush green countrysides.
London can be overwhelming, but when you are on a group tour, you don’t have to navigate travelling on The Tube or finding good-quality accommodation on your own. It’s all done for you.
Group tours allow you to spend more time absorbing the countries’
Iconic Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames to the historic Tower of London
history and culture and less time on the pesky stressful details. Need a driver to take you back to your hotel after savouring a pint in a Dublin pub? No problem, that can be organised. In fact, there is no need to worry about where to eat or where to go. 3 LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Tour guides in Great Britain and Ireland have incredible minds for historical events, cultural facts and local anecdotes. They have built up their knowledge over many years. They know the history of every landmark you will see plus the best restaurants and the fastest way to get from one destination to another. When you ask your travel guide questions, you will quickly discover they are one of the biggest advantages of a group tour. 4 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 the best vantage points to take photographs. 5 SAFETY IN NUMBERS
You can rest assured that a group tour company has a plan to keep you safe and free of worry. If you do have any difficulties or concerns, your tour leader will always be able to give a helping hand.
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Above: Edinburgh Castle watches over the city. Below: Experience Dublin on a historic walking tour