Why You Should Opt for Private Tour vs. Group Tour

Why You Should Opt for Private Tour vs. Group Tour


Planning the perfect travel adventure involves making a lot of choices. You want to make sure that you get exactly what you want out of your trip. You’ve been dreaming about your time off for weeks, months, or even years. This precious opportunity should rightfully be held to a high standard.

But for many people, planning a trip to an exotic location can be confusing. Not only have you likely not been to the location before, but you also might have a lot of questions! What is the local culture like? What are some do’s and don’ts of being a guest in this country? What activities and sites are a must-see?

Even with the help of the internet, websites like TripAdvisor can lead you astray. It’s difficult to discern what information to trust and which information to throw out. In the age of the internet, we have all come to know that not everything you read can be trusted.

In the end, you make decisions easier by outsourcing it to a local tour agency. You will need to decide, though, whether a private tour or a group tour is best for you. There are a few factors to consider when deciding. To help you out, here are four reasons why you should opt for a private tour versus a group tour to experience your travel dreams.

  1. PERSONALIZED ITINERARY. One amazing thing when you choose a private tour is that you can easily design your itinerary during the tour. This would be a great choice for you if you want to visit wildly beautiful places in Montenegro anytime and spend quality time with your family and friends. A flexible itinerary is designed around your interests, needs and budget. You decide where to go, when to go and where to stay. With group tours, your itinerary cannot be changed. You may have to visit somewhere you are even not interested in. Customizing a tour means going directly to the destination, getting the most authentic venues, restaurants and experiences curated personally by local experts. Consider that many travelers waste days on vacation planning. With a customized tour, tour agency does the planning, makes the reservations and makes sure all components fit perfectly.
  2. TRAVEL IN A SMALLER GROUP. While group tours provide you the opportunity to make new friends and share a tour bus with interesting people, some travelers would rather spend quality time with their family or friends and maintain privacy. Private tours are especially convenient for you when you are traveling with kids or elderly people. Also, travelling with a personal tour guide makes it easier to blend in with locals. When you are with a private tour guide, it is easier to walk around and visit any attractions with ease.
  3. SEE SIGHTS AT YOUR OWN SPEED. Your personal tour guide will focus on your needs and is on hand to make sure you get the most out of each stop. In group tours, the guide belongs to everyone in the group, and you could easily miss explanations during the tour because of other people talking or just the noises around town.
  4. ENJOY PRIVATE COMFORTABLE VEHICLES. When you have a personal tour guide, they provide a private and comfortable car with your own driver who is always ready to transfer you to your next destination. Vans or buses are used for group tours to accommodate the size. You often need to wait for other people to show up for departure. Also, it can take a long time to get everyone loaded in the bus after a stop is made. Some people may be buying food while others may be using the restroom. When you have your own private tour, you don’t have to wait on others.

At the end of the day, your trip is up to you! Your decision should be based on what will work best for you and with whom you are traveling. Consider all of the different factors. Think about what your travel goals are. What is most important to you as you travel? Sometimes the choice is more dependent on your location. If you are interested in discussing a private tour further in Montenegro, get in touch today to share your travel dreams with one of our experts.