It’s almost Christmas and wherever in the world you may want to travel to celebrate the most wonderful season of the year, we recommend that you take away the stresses and focus on enjoying the moment. Besides, the main reason why you are traveling this holiday is to shake off all the stresses from your work and other affairs back home. So make the most of it and let a travel organizer do the entire job for you.
While most people think of the Americas as their first option for a Christmas getaway, spending Christmas in Scotland, most especially in Inverness, will let you experience something more magical. It’s even unique and you will only experience it here in Europe.
The Northern Lights is best viewed in December. We also have snow so what’s there to not love about a Scottish Christmas celebration? And did you know that in Scotland, there are also what we call the top spots to view the Northern Lights? Their view’s the best at Moray Coast and the Skye.
Scotland Tours Packages vs DIY Tours
And that is why you should take the Package Tour route instead of DIY-ing. Nobody knows Scotland like its locals; all you need to do is to find the right Scotland Tour organizer to hire.
In Scotland, you can find a lot of package deals that offer convenient and extensive Scotland tours that involve visits to different towns and tourist attractions. On the other hand, many also prefer to plan a trip on their own.
Both are good options, depending on the town you’re headed, your budget, and the kind of traveler that you are. If you’re currently planning on your next trip and can’t decide whether you’re taking a package tour or going DIY, we’ve listed down the differences between the two to make it easier for you to make a choice.
1. Scotland tour packages are more convenient than DIY travel.
Having it all planned out for you–the accommodation, the car service, and the agenda–is more convenient than having to browse several sites for the cheapest plane tickets, waiting out hotel vacancy or deciding on which places to visit. Package tours basically save you most of the stress associated with planning your own trip.
2. Your budget is controlled.
Since you’re paying for the whole package, it’s all up to your Scotland tour organizers now to portion out your money for your room, meals, transportation, and admission to some tourist spots. If you are bad at making budgets or tend to be an unconscious spender, then a vacation package would be ideal for you.
3. You can join a group and make new friends.
If you are traveling solo, many vacation package providers group solo travelers and small groups together to work out the required minimum group size and also to let the participants save on costs. This way, you can not only save but also meet new faces, which is also an exciting part of traveling in a new place.
But at IT Tours, we serve clients separately to make them feel more comfortable and safe during their trips.
4. You can get around far-flung towns more easily.
There are some beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands that are difficult to arrange transportation to if you’re going on your own. This is especially true if you’re traveling to an unspoiled beach or a not so popular tourist town. Travel agencies will have arranged accommodation and transportation, that you would otherwise have difficulty finding on your own.
Types Scotland Tour Packages
Many people skip the pre-organize tour packages because they think that they won’t be given the power to customize their trips and choose what they want. But that’s just a myth.
At IT Tours, we always ask for our client’s opinion so we can come up with the best itinerary that will give them the most enjoyable trip of their lives. Tourists can choose from the following types of tour packages:
1. Full package tours
Full package tours take you through several places in a region. It’s usually all-inclusive from hotels, transportation, food, and activities.
You will hit all the popular tourist attractions and your food experiences will be safe. Best of all, you get a tour and local guide, who assist with any travel upsets from lost baggage to getting sick to interpreting the culture.
2. Day Tours
Day tours are similar to full package tours but on a city level. They range anywhere from half day to full day, allowing you to see a city’s most popular tourist attractions in a compressed time.
Day tours are mostly all-inclusive (excluding lunch/dinner), exposing you to a city’s highlights. Some tour fees only cover admission to main landmarks on the itinerary, while additional stopovers or activities are your responsibility to pay for if you want.
3. Specialty Tours
Specialty tours are focused around specialized activities or interests. They last anywhere from half day to several days.
Here, you can customize where you want to go and what you want to do.
Whichever path you choose – a DIY vacation to the Scottish Highlands or Scotland Tour Packages, the right decision all boils down to the kind of experience you seek to have. If you want a happy-go-lucky type of adventure this Christmas, then you may opt for a DIY travel. But if you’re traveling with family or want something already planned out and secure, then booking Scotland tour packages would be ideal.
In the end, all we all want is a happy trip.
Let us help you tailor your happiest trip. At IT Tours, we have expert tour organizers who can come up with the ideal itinerary you’ll love. You can also do your homework and tell us where and what you want to experience and we will arrange a package according to your wishes. So book with us today and let us build your merriest Christmas trip.