Travel is about exploring the world. It’s about getting to know new places, experiencing new things, and meeting new people. Whether you do that on a cruise, during a gap year, on a bike trip, for a two-week holiday, or on a tour doesn’t matter. All travelers are the same. It’s about pushing your boundaries and seeing the world. How people choose to do that is irrelevant.
When most people think of tours, they usually form an image in their mind of buses filled with tourists who hop out of a bus, snap a photo while their guide offers a brief explanation of a sight’s importance, and then hop back on the bus and go on their merry way. Especially on the budget travel circuit, there’s a tendency to disparage tours because of this stereotype.