See the World In-Depth with Tour Vacations

Tour vacations offer fantastic sights and adventures you might not see by booking the traditional accommodations. With a full itinerary based on your interests pre-baked into your own trip, tours are easy ways to create trips you have only dreamed of.

Through the Global Connections Travel Agency, you have a vast selection of tours featured on our website. You can also request your own, too! Read on for more information on what you can expect from tours and how you can use them to take your vacation game to the next level.

What is a Tour Vacation?

Organized through tour companies, these vacations combine accommodations and transportation sold in a single package. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of planning your next stop, as your itinerary is already laid out for you.

For example, the Beijing to Hong Kong Express tour through G Adventures takes you on a cultural 12-day train ride through the Great Wall of China to Shanghai and Yangshuo. With activities included in the package as well as free time to explore, you can get the most out your trip that you might not be able to otherwise.

What Kinds of Tours are There?

Tours can be anything you want them to be, even if you don’t see it listed on your site. From Eastern Canada’s icy landscapes to Italy’s illustrious hills and architecture.

Views of Venice, Italy

Views of Venice, Italy.

For travelers who like feel their hearts pounding and adrenaline rushing, Adventure Tours show you the more thrilling side of travel. From white water rafting and dude ranches to swimming with dolphins and panning for gold, this is a very hands-on way to experience a destination. Many of the accommodations, transportation, meals and attractions are part of the package.

Escorted Tours

A tour guide leads you and a group of travelers through the entirety of the tour. Not spending more than two days in the same location, you can cover a lot of ground efficiently when you have someone who knows the lay of the land. Usually, you’ll travel by motor-coach, which is perfect for the fast-pace sightseeing.

From our travel Agent Nancy P.:

“An escorted tour is good for someone who doesn’t know the area. They would have a local guide to show them all of the fabulous sites and give great recommendations on places to eat, shop and visit on their free time.”

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours put you in the driver’s seat.

If you want to go more at your own pace, a tour company will give you a map and points of interest and you just follow along at your own pace. There’s a lot more freedom with the suggested itinerary, but travelers still have reference to help them along their journey. These types of tours are for those who want a type of structure on their travels but with enough room for going off the beaten path every once in a while.

Whether it’s a wine tour of Tuscany or a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for the entire family, we have the know-how to build the itinerary of your dreams.

You can explore some of the available options on our website and make a request today. But if you don’t find something you like online, or you are interested in personalizing your itinerary, contact a Tour Specialist at 800-879-7779.

Have you ever gone on a tour vacation? Let us know where you went and how it was in the comments below!

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.