If you have ever traveled with a group, you know how it can turn out. People usually either love it or they would rather avoid it, choosing to travel alone. Group tours definitely have pros and cons, so here is some more information to help you make a decision on your next big trip.

Pros of Group Tours

Group travel is beneficial in many ways. Depending on what you want out of your trip, consider these pros of group tours.


When traveling with a group, you will always be and feel safer. Your trip leaders will not get you lost in a dan-gerous neighborhood, and thieves or other ruffians will be much less likely to try anything fishy with a large group of people.

This safety is especially beneficial for school tours and trips with youth sports teams.

Discount Rates

When more tickets are purchased at one time, travel companies will give you a group discount. These dis-counts can make a normally expensive vacation much more affordable.

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Group tours are generally able to see more sights. This is because with added organization from added effi-ciency. When you are on a strict schedule, you can see much more.

Cons of Group Tours

Group tours are not for everyone, and here are two reasons why.

Less Flexibility

Having a strict schedule is bad in some ways. If you want to go on a little tangent and hike somewhere, chances are you won’t be able to do it. Leaving the group can cause delays and get everyone mad at you.

Less Privacy

When you are on a group tour, you share all of your experiences with everyone. That may not be a big deal to some travelers, but to others, vacation memories can be intimate, almost sacred. Sharing them might detract from the fun.

No matter where you travel, you will probably have the option of going in a group or going solo. Both can be great fun, just know what you are in for either way.