When you travel to a new city and your friend says “let’s sign up for a tour,” be honest, you picture a large crowd stuffed in a bus. It’s hot, uncomfortable, and not the Instagram picture you were hoping to post! However, if you look closer, there are tour companies who give you the total opposite experience.
Many tour companies have moved to offer a more intimate experience. A chance to sit with 12 people instead 50! And here’s why that’s a great thing:
- A small group tour gives you the chance to speak up. “On my last tour to Rocky Mountain National Park there were goats on the mountain! Someone spoke up and the guide stopped so we could all get up close enough for some great photos.” Many people ask to hear John Denver in the Rockies. This type of thing can really make your tour special. Bathroom stops, music requests, and wildlife are all essential to making your experience the best it can be.
- Seeing the beauty of Colorado in a small group is essential. When traveling up to Mount Evans you want to be able to get to the top! You can do that in a smaller vehicle vs. a large bus. In a smaller vehicle you can also get closer to the action in a small mining town, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and the Boulder Foothills. Just imagine a large bus trying to park at the base of a trail! You want to feel more like a local than a large group of tourists ascending upon the beauty of Colorado.
- The community feel is definitely a plus. Meeting people on your tour is vital. You get ideas for other sites to visit in a new city. People on your tour might have done more research of the city and therefore they can pass along information on the best restaurants, museums, or other tours they’ve been on.