Discovering Europe for the first time

By: Keith Barrett

One of the great things about Europe is that there is so much diversity within the continent. From the romantic beauty of Paris to the unspoilt charms of the cities of Eastern Europe, this is a continent of opportunities and cultural differences.

Deciding where to visit can be difficult. There are so many places to see that it can be tricky to narrow down your options.

Escorted touring holidays provide a great way to see Europe for the first time. The way that these tours usually work is by offering a set price for the touring package.

The price generally includes accommodation during your stay, transport to enable you to get from one city to another, plus a guide who is familiar with the locations that you are visiting.

The advantage of such a trip is that the tours will usually take in a number of different European cities.

You might, for instance, decide to visit Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland all within the space of two weeks.

Fortunately, such an itinerary is perfectly possible with an escorted tour. Equally, maybe you are thinking about travelling to Italy but are unsure of which cities there are best to visit. With an escorted tour, you will find that you get to see all of the highlights.

With an English-speaking guide who is familiar with the local sights and history, you will also be able to benefit from their knowledge. Although guide books can provide a great introduction to a new place, having an experienced guide on hand can be extremely helpful, enabling you to find out a lot more about your chosen locations.

Some travellers are put off the idea of an escorted tour because they worry that they will lose the independence that comes with travelling. Most tour companies are aware of this and actually allow spare days within their itineraries, meaning that you are free to have a wander around the city in your own time.

Escorted tours can provide a great way to see Europe for the first time.

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