Vacations are essential for the human soul – every once in a while, we all need to take a break and look past the horizon to unwind a bit, and remember that not everything is about working and surviving. However, taking a peaceful break has become increasingly difficult – when taking vacations abroad, there’s the potential for hassle associated with heavy tourism and over-crowded historical spots.

This is especially true in European tourist spots like the Vatican, where a rich and well-preserved history coupled with a casual love for life results in an incredibly strong tourism economy.

But when planning a vacation in a country you’ve never visited before, an essential question always stands: take a tour or not?

Not all tours are created equal

Tours may almost carry some stigma – in a world where everything anyone needs to know about any place can be found online, why should you pay for a cheap tour? That’s a valid question – but not all tours are created equal.

Private tours are more than just a bundle of locations and information – they’re meant to be an experience. When going through private tours through companies like Italy Luxury Tours, clients can experience places like the Vatican in a whole new light – one that doesn’t require endless preparations and reservations.

Perfect way to unwind

A private tour is a perfect way to unwind from the stress of usual life and slip into an enjoyable, memorable experience. You don’t have to deal with the potential issues that arise from going on vacation with a number of total strangers – you and your partner or your family can hire a private tour to enjoy the sights of a city and country alone, with a self-built schedule, a custom itinerary and a professional guide to bring you through to the best places in the city, unspoilt by the attendance of people you don’t know.

Another benefit to a private tour is that it’s actually worth paying for all the information you’re getting – when you’re at a regular tour, you’re often unsure whether to focus on taking pictures, taking in the scenery, conversing with your friends or loved one, or simply listening to what the guide has to say.

But on a specialized, customized private tour, you can actually get more out of your guide. When there’s only a small group to focus on, communication becomes much, much easier. As does individualization and a level of customization you just won’t get in a group tour.

Thinking about heading to Europe for a big family vacation? Italy Luxury Tours is a premium private tours company that provides tours all throughout the country.