Even when you’re used to traveling solo, choosing to go on a group tour to Italy might just be the kind of break your travel planning soul needs. Letting experts do the leg work while you enjoy worry-free travel is a good reward after working hard on your solo trips. Booking a Northern Italy tour will save you a great deal of time, stress, and even money and will even earn you new travel buddies along the way.

Travel planning on your own can be extremely time consuming. Even seasoned travelers find the nitty gritty of tour arrangements quite taxing, especially with all the hotel listings, train and bus schedules, food and drink recommendations, and must-see destinations you have to scroll and wade through just to put together the perfect holiday. This is where professional travel planners and packaged tours come in handy. Group tours is a great way to take advantage of smartly planned itineraries, combined with some off-the-beaten-track destinations, and insider tips on what to do and where to go in each of these locations.

From where and how to buy hiking trail passes for Cinque Terre to figuring out which trails are actually explorable, understanding disparate train schedules and transport connections, it can be quite overwhelming to plan your entire Italian trip by yourself. A packaged and guided tour of Northern Italy will not only make the process a lot easier for you, it will also give you all the inside scoop you need to make your trip more memorable and meaningful, not to mention cheaper and hassle free.

Perhaps most importantly, a Northern Italy group tour will introduce you to new friends and travel buddies you can exchange stories with and learn a lot about the world from—something that can be difficult to find when traveling solo.