Don’t let the price of tours put you off. Once you, realistically, add the cost of travel, accommodation, food and the myriad of expenses that add up, tours can be a bit of a bargain. Not only that, you’ve no time-consuming transfers to stations, blisters from lugging bags around, hot buses and not being able to relax in case you miss your stop. With a tour, you roll out of bed, tuck into breakfast and your air-conditioned coach is waiting outside the front door.
The tour guide and driver know the features and places on the route like the back of their hands, and they work incredibly hard to give you incredible experiences.