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.

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.

Brussels Tour Packages

A holiday in Brussels can be an extremely hectic one, and even if you fritter a full week here, you will be forced hard to fit in all that Brussels tour has to present.Stunning memorials, attention-grabbing buildings, vivacious squares, gorgeous city parks, and attractive cafes are just few of the things that make Brussels travel very satisfying. Carry a comfortable pair of walking shoes for your Brussels vacation, and be sure to take in a most pleasing and enjoyable selection of Brussels places of interest.

The Grand Place alone calls for a visit, but there are loads of attractions more to see and plenty of activities to do when in town.

The town of Brussels is divided between the Lower Town and the Upper Town, with the Mont des Arts Square connecting the two. Most tourists to Brussels Belgium will center first on the small city , where the majority of the finest Brussels places of seeing can be found. The aforesaid Grand Place, or Grote Markt as it is named in Dutch, is a first-class place to commence your Brussels town center tours.

This middle square has long been the spirit of Brussels, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Grand Place is division of the Lower city region with the Upper Town starting just to the east of it.

One of the big things about the Grand Place is that it is the place where you will find the most important Brussels tourism place of work. Conducted trips of the town can be reserved at the Brussels sightseeing office, and the multilingual council can even assist you to find an idyllic room in one of the Brussels hotels.
Very close to the Grand Place we observe one of the most appealing Brussels point of attraction, which is recognized as Manneken Pis.

The way like it sounds, this fountain is styled with a urinating boy who seems to be quite joyful. The tiny bronze sculpture of the boy is not the new, which was inclined to thievery and other naughtiness in the past. There are a large of Brussels museums that are worth visiting or checking out. Amongst the most excellent are the Horta Museum and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts.

For those hunting for even more places to enjoy during their Brussels vacation, there’s always close by Mini Europe, where you can sight small models of some of Europe’s most exclusive buildings. Over at Parc du Cinquantenaire, or Golden Jubilee Park, the Cinquantenaire Arch are all worth paying a visit, and you would take pleasure in great city views from the terrace above it.