We have been packaging up our destinations now as Allworld since 2007, and between our main staff we have been organising these destinations even longer. One question that keeps coming up is “Do I have to travel with a Group?”which is normally followed pretty soon afterwards by the query “Isn’t it more expensive to travel on your own?”
To me it feels in some ways like a running battle to keep people informed, but the truth is that almost anywhere that you travel on group tours you can do individual tours with your own private guide and drivers, so the answer is always NO, you do not have to travel with a Group. See? Nice and simple! The next answer though is not, because the price will vary widly dependant on where in the world you are travelling. For example if you travel in Egypt or Vietnam the cost of independant travel is usully within a few dollars per day of what you would pay on a group tour on a daily basis, so no it isn’t really more expensive to travel individually. In Europe though a private tour is incredibly more expensive then a group tour, so yes in some cases it is more expensive to travel individually.
It is for these reasons that we work differently in each of our destinations. For most of our destinations we work on individual tours, because the price is similar to group travel, or in some cases (like Yemen for example) trying to run scheduled group departures just are not feasable. In some destinations we offer a combination, like in Peru where we can orgainse a trip suited for you, but put you on regularly scheduled day tours with other travellers in the main cities and towns to keep costs down. Then we have destinations like Turkey, where the majority of our tours are group departures, simply because doing things individually with a private guide and driver for small groups (2 – 6 people) can be incredibly expensive.
So as you can see, the whole “Group vs Individual”travel is not something that is always straightforward, at least as far as cost reward goes. In general though for the majority of our destinations we don’t hesitate to tell people that Individual Travel Options are much better than group travel, and we can tell you why!
ANZAC Cove, where the ANZAC Day Dawn Services are held is not the landing point of the ANZAC Forces. The actual landing point was a short way up the Peninsula and was a much steeper point along the cliffside
In 2015 we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the landing of the ANZAC (the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) forces at Gallipoli, on the 25th April in 1915 during World War 1. The Campaign at Gallipoli was one the first battlefront and theatre of war that Australians had participated in during World War I, the first conflict we had entered as a united nation.
While Australians as members from individual states, and eventually a united federation, had fought in South Africa during the Boer War, and while as many Australians, and New Zealanders for that matter, died in any number of single battles on the Western Front in a single day as died during the entire Gallipoli Campaign, it was the Gallipoli Campaign that began to solidify the image of what it meant to be an “Australian” both to the Australian people, and to those elsewhere in the world.
Battlefields Of The World have been providing quality battlefield tours for over a decade, have led ADFA Study Tours through France, have organised Veteran Return visits to Vietnam, Singapore and more. We are proud to announce that with their assistance we will have one dedicated departure in 2015 to help people attend the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings. For more information .. read on!
Allworld Journeys and Mongolia Tourism, are extremely proud to be able to let people know of our incredible relationship with Juulchin, one of the more pre-eminent land operators in Mongolia. We have been working with them for a number of years, and through several of our managerial staffs varying offices. What we are most proud to announce though is that we are now representing them here in Australia under the banner of Mongolia Tourism. We do have a dedicated site for all things Mongolia and you should feel free to visit it at www.mongoliatourism.com.au
To let you know how excited we are we have decided to run one of our annual escorted departures to Mongolia in 2015.
We realise that not everyone is exactly comfortable heading to a foreign country and being met by someone local, to that end we regularly run tours ex-Australia that are fully escorted by our Australian Staff so that there is someone at hand to smooth over any communication difficulties, see that things run smoothly, help you out with ideas for free time and generally enhance your journey. To that end we will be running a special departure in July 2015 ex-Australia to Mongolia, fully escorted and guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.
This tour will cover (in brief) the following:
- Covering Central, North and Southern Mongolia
- Highlights Include Ulaanbaatar city, Great White Lake, Karakorum, Tsenher Hot Spring, Yol Valley, Khongor Sand Dunes
- Length of stay is 15 Days in Mongolia, a total of 17 days travel Australia-Australia
- Accommodations in Ulaanbaatar will be at the Ramada or similar standard hotels
- Accommodations in the Mongolian countryside will be in Modern Ger camps
- The Tour Fully escorted ex Australia by an Australian Qualified Travel Manager experienced with travel in Mongolia based on reaching minimum numbers
Should you like more information please read on after the break!