Discover the USA and Canada on an Escorted Tour

Both Canada and the United States have so much to offer the curious traveler. Taking the time to travel to some of the most beautiful areas in both the U.S. and Canada is well worth it as you will experience sights and sounds you have only seen in the movies.

One of the best ways to see the U.S. and Canada is by taking an escorted tour. These tours take all of the hassle and headache out of traveling because all of the arrangements are made for you starting from your trip to the airport, to the places you’ll visit and the restaurants you will be dining in. Your hotel accommodations are also booked for you and accompanying you on the US and Canada tours is a very experienced tour guide who has spent a considerable amount of time in the regions you will visit.

There are some really great Alaska tours available. Imagine traveling with a group of other vacationers and a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide as you enjoy the breathtaking Alaskan scenery and explore hidden away villages populated by native Eskimos. Exploring the capital city of Juneau is always an option on Alaska tours as is riding the rails through mountains to take in the abundant wildlife and nature this largely untamed state features.

If you have yet to explore the many national parks in the United States consider one of the many national parks tours available. Exploring the heart of Yellowstone and then going on to stay in a lodge near the Grand Canyon would make for a wonderful experience that would give you a lifetime of memories to share with family and friends. Getting to know the Navajo lifestyle in and around Monument Valley will give you an entirely new perspective of American Indians – their beliefs and culture that you have only read about. Escorted national parks tours are the ideal way to see those places off the beaten trail. Your guide will book tables in lovely local restaurants where you can enjoy some of the finest home cooking available anywhere in America. Visiting a group of four or five of the United States’ most breathtaking national parks on one great tour will allow you to discover a world of beauty like no other place on earth.

Escorted Canada tours take you to the largest cities in the country as well as to resorts in the Rockies. Explore Lake Louise, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver on a western Canada tour. How does exploring Quebec by rail sound? This type of tour is also available as a part of many Canada tours on offer today.

Escorted tours are highly convenient. Guides are often natives of the regions visited, meaning that they know the area well and can share with you things you could never discover on your own. These people have rich backgrounds that connect them to cultures and societies around the world. All of your needs will be attended to and you will not have to worry about missing some important landmarks or hassle with finding a hotel room. Everything is handled for you  on a guided tour so all that you need to do is relax and enjoy the many sights, sounds and experiences.

Escorted Tours That Could Take In Many of the 50 United States of America

The UK has long been fascinated with the USA and the people that live over the Atlantic Ocean from us, the American influence on our own culture is often seen whether it is in movies and music or cuisine many people will be interested in visiting the source of these aspects of daily life and want to visit the country themselves. And a big country it is as well, many will have areas they want to visit such as New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas but to get a fuller appreciation of the American way of life you’ll need to dig a little deeper.

Combining a number of destinations into your holiday could prove difficult, especially as you’ll have to arrange transportation and accommodation ahead of time taking many months of careful planning. Instead you could opt for an escorted tour of the land of the free and go on an escorted tour of North America either focussing on a particular region such as the East Coast or West coast or perhaps you’ve had your fill of cities and towns and want to experience the great outdoors, if it is in the United States of America then there’s a strong chance there is an escorted tour to cater to your wants from an American holiday.

One of the most popular North American escorted tours has been exploring the west coast states including trips to ‘fog town’ San Francisco, ‘the glitter bowl’ in Hollywood and Los Angeles and ‘Sin city’ Las Vegas. There are many escorted tours that combine these three destinations and have proven popular with UK tourists mostly because it best exhibits the outrageous lifestyles and experiences that you simply won’t find anywhere else in the world.

The east coast with the nation’s capital Washington DC, New England and of course New York are often grouped together as they can give you a totally different American experience too. Whether you want to see the White House or indulge in some retail therapy in New York this trip could also include a trip up north to Niagara Falls for something natural and truly breathtaking.

For those looking to see all of these experiences at once there are even tours that span a longer time period where you get to spend time on both coasts and enjoy everything that north America has to offer, so if you want to visit North America but want to get a fuller experience then an escorted tour could be just the ticket!

Luxury escorted tours to the USA are a great way to explore and enjoy the huge country, specialist North America Escorted Tours could help you get the most from your holiday and provide lasting memories.

How to Choose Between a Self-Drive Vs Escorted Tour

A traveler torn between choosing to self-drive OR take an escorted tour once said, “My only concern is we would be driving and passing by points of interest and not even know that we should stop and take a look.”

Yes, that is true.

The highly acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux distinguished travelers and tourists by saying, “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”

In today’s world, most people are forced to be “simple” tourists because of time constraints. I say “simple” because without a brilliant guide and local connections you’re a fish out of water that may, or may never, swim in the pool of great memories.

The new age of escorted tours, groups are much smaller than the traditional motorcoach filled with forty camera toting tourists.

Today, a great escorted tour averages in size (between 2-6 travelers) meaning a more intimate and exhilarating experience you desired!

Also, expect to be chauffeured around -and in places like Africa where animals (you want to take memory cards worth of photos of) run wild, and destinations are of great distance between each other, trust me…

You want to be chauffeured!

On the other hand, self-drive tours require more time than most people are willing to give up and that can mean you might miss things.

One way to counter the possibility of missing points of interest, purchase a country specific guidebook.

And of course a map.

Between the two, you’ll minimize your chances of missing key attractions -assuming you spend hours in preparation.

Don’t be the one returning home only to realize you should have gone there! Or done that!

A finely polished “local” escort will provide a more enriching travel experience – the kind that only an insider can offer. You may be a tourist, but the “local” escort eliminates your ignorance.

If you are absolutely content on a self-drive tour, it is essential to work with an operator to aid in the planning your route, help you decide on lodges within your budget, “guide” you to must see places of interest, etc…

When all said in done,

You will receive a personally prepared set of documents bound together in a folder, including your itinerary, short biography of the creator, a customized travel guide, and examples of the activities/wildlife you may encounter, passport/visa information, suggested clothing and equipment, health issues, cultural considerations, and a list of suggested reading.