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Make the Most Out of Your Next Vacation With an Escorted Tour

Updated: Apr 20

Explore why taking an escorted tour is the most exciting and valuable trend for future travel


Escorted tour group with Hot Air Balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey
Escorted tour group on their hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey

As countries begin opening their doors to travelers again, you will note much has changed in our world of travel, but one thing remains tried and true—the value of an escorted tour. This travel style has been around for over a century and is a smart, safe and exciting way to explore new destinations. Avid explorers and vacation lovers have been on the edge of their seats waiting to get back into traveling, and this is one of the best ways to jump back in!


The Characteristics of Brilliant Escorted Tour

An escorted tour is a convenient and engaging way to discover a bucket list location regardless of whether you travel within your home country or abroad. Dedicated tour guides organize your itinerary, lead the sightseeing and tour activities, and teach you little-known facts about the detination. As a bonus, historians or other subject matter experts frequently accompany the tour and regale the group with stories, trivia, and additional information.


A perfectly styled escorted tour will provide an itinerary that delivers unique cultural activities, first-class transportation, fabulous accommodations, VIP skip-the-Line/behind-the-scenes experiences, exclusive dining opportunities, and plenty of time to explore at leisure. A common fallacy exists relating to escorted tours—it leads potential travelers to believe they will not have time to enjoy on their own, which is certainly not true. Escorted tour guides ensure guests have time to linger in quaint cafes, window shop, or relax throughout the tour. Top-notch guides are educated, knowledgeable, personable, and have the key to exclusive cultural experiences. Guides provide insight into the local communities' traditions and lore, which gives tour participants a deeper understanding of the local way of life. Simply said, this type of vacation is a seamless, stress-free way to travel and offers endless trip possibilities.


Valuable Perks of an Escorted Tour

  • Creative itineraries are designed to give world-class experiences.

  • Professional motorcoach operators transport guests and alleviate all the logistical headaches that typically come with traveling.

  • Guests enjoy a higher degree of safety by traveling with a group to an unknown destination.

  • Tour guides provide in-depth knowledge about the destination, sights, and culture.

  • Exclusive experiences and VIP treatment are included in each tour.

  • All logistics (flights, accommodations, transportation, reservations, activities, and more) are arranged for the group making for a more enjoyable experience.

  • Leisure time is included in each tour itinerary.

  • Opportunities to travel in smaller intimate groups with loved ones are easily arranged by your travel professional.

  • Daily engagement with fellow travelers (if desired) allows opportunities to make new friends.


The Best of the Best in Escorted Tours

There is no shortage of fantastic escorted tours to choose from—the best option for you depends on the desired destination, travel style, interests, and price range. That is why it is so helpful to use a travel professional. They are skilled at matching the perfect itinerary to your dream destination and activities. Some of RLX's world-class escorted tour partners are Abercrombie + Kent, Luxury Gold, Zegrahm Expeditions, and many other renowned companies. As a result of the long-lasting partnerships, RLX clients enjoy the highest-rated experiences and a level of luxury and exclusivity that is unparalleled. Whether you want to seek out elephants on a safari in Kenya, visit Lalibela, the most sacred pilgrimage site in Ethiopia, or island-hop and dine on souvlaki in Greece, you can be sure to find unbeatable experiences through one of their escorted trips. So if you're ready for a trip of a lifetime, these travel providers are a great place to start. Seeking escorted tours that are considered budget-friendly? Insight Vacations, CIE Tours, and Globus offer a myriad of escorted tour itineraries. Plenty of options are available and RLX consultants will help you find an ideal escorted tour experience.



An Escorted Tour Off the Beaten Path

Are you eager for an escorted tour this upcoming year but are unsure of your next destination? Our suggestion lies in the distinctive region of southeast Europe. Croatia and Slovenia have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They are magical, one-of-a-kind destinations, and they are also great countries that lend themselves to escorted touring.


Both Croatia and Slovenia have much to explore, including lots of history, castles, beaches, cuisine, and the list goes on. They offer a "twist" on the classic aspects of Europe you might be used to reading about in literature.


Here are some fun and fascinating highlights for each country:


Slovenia

- Exploring Lake Bled

- Sightseeing around Ljubljana, Piran, Maribor, and other cities

- Castle tours

- Cave and nature hiking

- Food tastings or cooking classes

- Countryside wine tours

- History museums and art galleries


Croatia

- Dubrovnik Sightseeing & Old Town Walls

- Split Sightseeing

- Zagreb Sightseeing

- Dalmatian Coast Exploration

- Plitvice Lakes National Park

- Roman ruins at Diocletian's Palace

- Castle tours

- History museums and art galleries

- Beach & island hopping along the Adriatic Sea

- Food tastings or cooking classes


You can also learn more about Croatia through our destination guide!



An Escorted Trip Designed Just For You

Planning a tailor-made escorted tour is like creating a recipe that suits your unique palate—it requires a special set of ingredients explicitly blended to your taste. With so many escorted tour providers on the travel scene, it is essential to work with a travel professional like RLX Travel Group. RLX has the expertise and in-depth knowledge to mix the ingredients—your travel dream and your vacation wish list—and prepare the perfect escorted tour suggestions making the vacation a dream come true. Since RLX also partners with many top-rated tour companies, we are able to score exclusive opportunities, prices, and value.


It's easy to start planning with us. The first step is a super simple phone consultation. We need to know what type of vacation experience you desire. Next, we will match your travel interests and preferences with a tour provider that suits your every need. While many tour companies offer preplanned tours, there are also ones that feature the ability to tailor the itinerary to our clients. We work hand in hand with our tour partners to ensure your trip is created to your specifications. We'll help liaise and coordinate with the tour partner to figure out the best options for you and get everything booked with ease.


We also pride ourselves on having hands-on customer service so that traveling is stress-free and simple. Having RLX, along with the tour agency, handling any issues that may arise and championing your journey will only make the trip better and more efficient—because you shouldn't be dealing with bumps in the road, you should be creating memories and taking in everything your destination has to offer. And in the end, that is what escorted trips are all about—wonderfully packaged journeys that offer everything you need and are managed by professionals relieving you of all the headaches of planning the trip yourself.


You can learn more about our services here and how we can begin planning your next escorted trip!

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