The seemingly vast array of tours on offer can make committing to booking one quite an overwhelming prospect. Where do you visit? Do you want a large or a small group? What’s included? The list seems endless, and that’s why StudentUniverse has a dedicated team of travel experts on hand to help you find the ideal tour for you. Here’s why your next trip should be a tour:

1. Take the road less travelled

Probably the best thing about taking a tour is getting to see the hidden gems and those once in a lifetime moments that your average go-it-alone traveller doesn’t get to experience. Want to stay with a hill tribe in Northern Thailand? Fancy staying in an exclusive rainforest lodge in the Amazon, or having a home cooked meal at home in Cambodia? Consider it done.

2. Experience more, pay less

As a student travel company, we know more than anyone that budget is often the number one consideration when planning a trip. Taking a tour is one of the best options for those on a backpacker budget, with many working out at less than £50 per day including accommodation, food, travel and included experiences. Try adding all of that together yourself and the value soon becomes clear. Plus, we’ve always got some great exclusive tour discounts to save you even more.

girls on tour

3. Flying solo?

Did you know that over 60% of people who take a tour are travelling alone? Whether you are a nervous first time traveller, or just looking for a fun bunch of guys to travel with; on a tour you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll instantly be hooking up with a bunch of likeminded people. It could be a small group of ten, a safari truck of 20 or a coach load of 50, there is always a group tour to suit your style and you’ll never feel like the spare wheel.

4. Short on time?

Tours are all about experiencing as much as you possibly can, often in a short space of time. Take the Island Suntanner for example; you can see the whole east coast of Australia in only 14 days. With the hard work taken care of, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride (just make sure you’re on time for the bus!)

tour group jumping off a deck

5. Live like a local

You know that smug feeling when you know about that hidden café before anyone else, or the intimate gig that only you have tickets to? With knowledgeable local guides, you’ll be whisked well and truly away from the tourist trail and experience life as a local, not just another visitor.

6. Safe and sound

Whichever way you look at it, leaving home and heading off travelling can be as daunting as it is exciting. Every corner of the world has unexpected pitfalls for even the most seasoned of travellers, and whilst there is never a substitute for having your wits about you, your local guide will always ensure that you’re never put in a dangerous situation.

group tour onboard a boat

7. Tailored to you

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie who likes to crash through white water rapids or a relaxed traveller who prefers a sedate cruise around the islands of Bali, whether you prefer to bunk down in an eight bed dorm or splash out on the comforts of a luxury hotel, whether you prefer to fill your days with sightseeing or simply just kick back and take some time out, the vast choice of tours means that you’ll always be able to find the right one for your style.

Ready to go on tour?

Our travel experts can recommend the perfect tour for you, simply give them a call on 0333 333 9944, fill in the enquiry form or search our tours. Plus, right now we have an exclusive 15% discount off all Topdeck Travel tours. Check it out.

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