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Old 01-10-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Guided RV Tours

We just discovered that there are clubs (FMCA, for example) and companies (RV Adventures, for example) that offer guided tours of varying lengths to almost anywhere you might be interested in going. If you have participated in one of these tours, what was good or bad about it? Was the price paid a good value and why or why not? Would you do it again? Thanks in advance for the insight.

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Old 01-10-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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We did the San Antonio Fiesta with Fantasy RV tours. It was
great, they handled everything including transportation, tickets,
meals, etc. We just had to show up when told to ! These guys
have local knowledge and experience that we do not.
Looking forward to doing another one.

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Did a 50+ days tour to Alaska with Adventure Treks out of Grape Vine, TX. We enjoyed the trip a lot especially the assortment of people we travelled with.

This trip could be done for less money on your own but having everything organized for us and travelling with a group, for us, was well worth the price we paid. I felt we likely saw and took part in much more than we would have on our own.
Would we do it again, Absolutely.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:27 PM   #4
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Hi MrsChilerick,
The tours/caravans have their place. The companies/organizations offer a product that provides knowledgeable and skilled leadership. All the details are taken care of. An attendee's responsibility is to have a good time. I have found these products to be of value if I have never been to what the product offers. The only negative, for me, is that an attendee is on the schedule of the product. On one NYC tour we were run ragged. It seemed the tour was geared to quantity and not quality.
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You have to like being on a schedule.

Folks talk about the Alaska tour but Alaska is so simple to go on your own. Everyone is going to the same places so you meet up with folks at various places time after time. The only reservations we made for the whole summer trip was for the July 4 weekend and five nights in Denali's farthest campground you can drive. For those we only made them about three weeks prior so we could better judge when we'd be there. We wanted to explore on our time, not on someone else's itinerary.

I can assure you that we saw more of Alaska than the tour folks. They go to the main attractions. We seek the backcountry.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:39 PM   #6
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Good and bad to tours. But the couple we have been on have been a lot of fun. We are doing one in Morocco in 2018. Can't wait.
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Just discovered European tours as well. For the dollar they seem reasonable

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