Escorted tours — whether just a young couple travelling with a guide in a private car; or a small group led by an expert; or a coach-load of jolly pensioners — are becoming an increasingly popular way to discover destinations of all kinds. Without having to worry about logistics, and travelling in the company of like-minded people, you have more time to enjoy the destinations you have come to visit, and often you get insight and access to places and experiences which independent tourists cannot reach. But which type of tour is right for you? See our guides and suggestions below.

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Our experts map out perfect itineraries for trips to the world's most popular destinations, including Provence, Sicily, Rajasthan and Peru

Types of tours