Escorted tours offer the traveler the convenience of just sitting back and enjoying the trip as all the details are taken care of, from hotels to transportation, visits, some or all the meals, so there are few surprises. It’s easy to budget for escorted tours, as they include so much in one price along with the services of a tour director with years of experience to help you discover more sights than you could possibly find on your own.
It is true that you will not have to hassle about makiong your own reservations and finding your own hotel when arriving there and that, with an escorted tours you will save over the price of traveling the same itinerary on your own but, at the same time, lodging, touring and dining choices are predetermined and there is little room for individual sightseeing. So think carefully before joining an Escorted program, it is not for everyone and, especially if you like to have your input on how to arrange your days, it may not be for you!
Consider an Escorted program only if you do not mind to have most of your days pre-arranged, with a set time for departuire from each location, a set meal with a menu selected by someone else and eaten at a scheduled time every day