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Emma Sparks

Staff

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If you have minimal time then there are good reasons to book a tour — even if you're usually an independent traveller.
Plenty of sightseeing tours allow you to skip straight past big queues to major sites like the Vatican in Rome or the Eiffel Tower.

Tom Hall

Editor

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Travelling with an expert guide takes some of the stress out of organising a family trip.
Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, the local insight you'll get from a guide will enrich your experience, as well as taking some of the trip planning off your plate.

Floris Billiet

Staff

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You might not consider organised day trips to be the most intrepid adventures out there.
However, some allow you to cover plenty of ground in a limited amount of time, and you can sometimes save money on transport too.

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Booking a few things to do in advance can take out the stress of arriving in a new place. You can touch down and get straight into the action: skip the line at famous monuments or jump on a hop-on hop-off bus, join a walking tour for an insider's view, learn to cook like a local, or even dive with sharks. With a little planning you won't miss any of the big highlights.

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Lonely Planet's guide to activities and things to so

Whether you're craving things to see in New York City, or want to explore la belle Paris, a tour is a great way to get straight to the heart of a new place. Lonely Planet's huge range of sightseeing tours and activities gives you choice galore, from elephant orphanage tours to Italian cooking classes.

Tours can give you the edge by helping you to jump queues, learn from experts and enjoy some local flavour. Whether you're a history buff or a wandering gourmet, you'll be spoilt for choice for things to do. Booking a tour through Lonely Planet can give your travels a real boost: