If group travel brings to mind busloads of tourists being whisked between landmarks for photo-ops, think again.
travel advice4 Ways Our Trips Defy the Group Travel Stereotype
Over the last two decades, TCS World Travel has been curating unique journeys around the world, and we’ve discovered that group travel done right is one of the most rewarding ways to explore the globe.
Here's a video and four reasons why our itineraries defy the group travel stereotype—and why our guests return to travel with us again.
Explore at your own pace
Whether you’re taking a private museum tour or exploring ancient ruins, you’ll never have to worry about being lost in a large group. Our daily activities are limited to small groups of 8 to 12 people, with a maximum of six for wildlife viewing. These groups form organically based on interest or pace—and are never pre-set. Each has its own guide and vehicle, so there’s freedom to adjust the schedule on the fly, and at many destinations, you can opt to enjoy time at your leisure.
Dine in small groups—or on your own
No two meals on our trips are the same. Share a table with new friends at a barbecue lunch, dine with your partner at a well-known local restaurant for dinner, or order room service instead of going out. We believe cuisine is one way of getting to know a culture, which is why each itinerary includes unique group dining experiences, such as a festive dinner among temple ruins in Cambodia, that showcase the food traditions of that destination
Experience what you can’t do on your own
Imagine skipping the line at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg for a private tour without the crowds, or chartering a whole train along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Traveling as a group allows us to offer exclusive access to iconic sites and hidden gems, as well as experiences difficult to arrange on your own, such as a dinner with royalty. Plus, since we take care of all the details, you can sit back and enjoy the moments as they happen.
Share moments with like-minded explorers
Our trips are a unique opportunity for like-minded travelers who are interested in learning and exploring to come together. The strong friendships forged on our trips continue long after guests return home and open the door to more travel adventures. In 2016, four couples who met each on one of our Around the World expeditions traveled together on a custom journey to Chile, Argentina and Brazil, created by our Private Travel department. This is just one example of why more than 40 percent of our guests choose to travel with us more than once.