Why a Custom Tour Is Best for Your Vacation

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There are many ways to plan your next vacation.

Many opt to plan their own trip or join a group tour, but the best way to ensure a spectacular trip is to work with a destination expert to plan a personalized itinerary.  Now more than ever, a trip itinerary designed for you by a destination expert is the best way to ensure a hassle-free experience.

At Zicasso, we excel at helping you get your vacation planned, and there are several reasons why you should consider using our service to make your next vacation the best one yet.

  1. What is a Custom Tour?
  2. What are the Benefits of a Private Custom Tour?
  3. Why is a Private Custom Tour Better Than a Group Tour?
  4. Should I Plan My Trip Myself?
  5. Ready to Get Your Plans Started?

What is a Custom Tour?

A travel specialist plans a customized tour according to your specific preferences, interests, travel dates and chosen destination.

Whether you desire a family-friendly adventure or a romantic getaway, an anniversary vacation or to take the trip of a lifetime, each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your tastes.

The knowledge and experience of your travel specialist make a big difference because it is their insight into local businesses, activities, excursions, and other possibilities that will help connect the things you want to do with the destinations you wish to visit.

What are the Benefits of a Private Custom Tour?

Enjoy Freedom and Flexibility

  • Travel on your timeline rather than having to fit your schedule around previously scheduled tour dates.
  • Move and explore as you like, opting to discover iconic highlights or moving off the expected path to new places.
  • Enjoy unique opportunities and possibilities based on your interests and what you enjoy doing most.

Benefit from Local Knowledge and Experience

  • Access activities and experiences you could never find your own as Zicasso travel specialists know what the guidebooks do not.
  • Instead of only following the expected highlights, find new experiences in line with your particular interests and hobbies.
  • From VIP access to privately guided tours, exclusive restaurants, wineries and so much more, if you can imagine it, your travel specialist can likely make it happen.

Why is a Private Custom Tour Better Than a Group Tour?

A group tour has a fixed schedule, and the itinerary is pre-planned. A group tour offers the advantage of convenience but offers much less flexibility, less local knowledge, and requires travelers to move at the group’s pace. After considering pre-set routes, add-on excursions or experiences, double-occupancy considerations, and the lack of freedom, there is often not a significant difference between the cost of a group tour versus a custom tour but can result in a remarkable difference in your experience.

Should I Plan My Trip Myself?

Planning your trip yourself sacrifices local expertise and know-how, as well as connections that can help should unexpected circumstances arise. Why not take advantage of the expert advice and guidance of your travel agent to solve any issues or challenges?

From transportation changes to the need to shift your itinerary, your travel specialist is on hand to help 24/7 throughout your vacation experience. From planning every detail to ensuring your safe arrival home, your travel specialist is always three steps ahead of you to ensure that your experience is hassle-free and relaxing.

As the world grapples with changing border entry requirements, local safety guidelines and more, it is increasingly complex to plan your own trip. Local knowledge of what is possible and how best to navigate is truly the only way to ensure a smooth experience.

Ready to Get Your Plans Started?

Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best boutique travel partners in the world. When you fill out a Trip Request, we match you with the best travel specialists to plan your unique vacation.

Not sure where you want to go? The Zicasso Traveler Care team can be reached by phone at 1-888-265-9707 to consult, or fill out a Trip Request to learn more.

Related: Why A Travel Specialist is a Must For Your Next Trip

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