While we sometimes prefer to venture out on our own when vacationing, there are times when you should rely on the value of a more experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.  Here are a few reasons you may want to take advantage of this professional service:


A professional tour guide will help keep you safe when undertaking adventure activities such as safari trips, mountain climbing, trekking, scuba diving and whitewater rafting. The guide is familiar with the terrain and local weather conditions and aware of danger zones, and many guides are trained in first aid.

Saving You Time

The tour guide will do all of the planning for your trip, including making reservations and travel arrangements. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your vacation.

When revisiting a place

Even if you have visited a place several times; New York, Paris, London, San Francisco, a talented tour guide can provide local knowledge that you may never see in a travel guide.

Lack of Flexibility

Organized tours often have a time limit and you might find that you have to leave the site before you have finished exploring. Tours also might follow a set route or visit only the main attractions of a site. One solution would be to take a guided tour to learn the basic information about the place, then return alone at a later date.

When you prefer not to drive

If you are uncomfortable navigating in a foreign country and predict that you and a spouse would spend more time arguing about directions, then do yourself a favor and hire a tour guide; it makes the trip so much desirable and memorable.