Hi My name is Zoe and i am a French intern gaining work experience with Via Travel Australia. Via Travel booked me onto one of their tours so I could experience it first hand and write about it so that you, as the traveller reading this now, can see some honest feedback.
When we first thing about travelling in group, we think disadvantages. But not with Via Travel. As they provide small groups trips from 1 person up to 16, there are more advantages than disadvantages. See the following:
1. Make friends
It’s easier within a small group to make new friends as we feel closer together. This is the occasion to share the lunches or dinners with your travel mates and learn more about them. I’m quite sure that you will have at least one thing in common with them: travel : D Having new friends makes the experience better.
- « Family mood»
As the tour is going on always with the same several people, we feel like a « small family » for few days. We are sharing all our discoveries, feelings, emotions & fears… together.
- Guide spend more time on things
In a big group trip, the guide will always looking if everybody’s here, if the hours are respected… They will be everywhere with less time for the individual. Whereas in small group trips, it’s easier to manage the schedule and then the guide will be less stressed, more with us, happier to make us discover off the beaten track Australian places! Then they will spend more time on explaining things, or maybe they will take the time to bring you to new places that are not in the program. It feels like a « private tour!
Our guide even had time to take awesome pictures with us!
- Share feelings together
At the end of the day, in a small group, you can meet your new friends to share your feelings about the day around a beer, a wine or a cider. It feels like a family or friend meeting. This is also the moment to share what you preferred!
I hope this short article gave you some insight into Via Travel Australias’ small groups trips!