Organized tours as opposed to travelling or seeing things on your own. See also the "guides" tag.

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How to find an organization that offers semi-guided tours?

I am looking for an organization that offers tours, that are close to an individual travel experience. The organization should: + organize the lodging + organize the travel from site to site + ...
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Visiting CERN in Switzerland

Is it possible to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as a tourist to Geneva? Are there any guided tours? Which parts can be seen?
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Are there any tours or opportunities available to the public where one can see Cherenkov Radiation?

Cherenkov Radiation (in my layman's understanding) is a blue light that appears when particles with an electric charge go through a medium faster than the speed of light in that medium. I regularly ...
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Are there countries aside from the US where I can go on storm chasing (tornado) tours?

I've been fascinated with tornadoes for a long time, and I've always wanted to go on a storm chasing tour (e.g., http://www.stormchasing.com/). However, I didn't get a chance to go on one before I ...
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Machu Picchu in April: to reserve a tour or not to reserve?

I've seen this post about it, but I've dug a little bit more into the topic on the web and some people suggest to reserve in advance, in particular for the main Inca Trail. However others say to wait ...
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For an affordable Educational School Tour what is the best time to visit Paris

I am planning for a School Tour to Paris. Looking for some good tips such as best time of year to visit, affordable transport method, cheap yet comfortable hotels etc. So that we could have a good ...
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Tourist attractions in Idaho during Winter [closed]

I am wondering if there is any places to go in Idaho during Winter. I live fairly close to Idaho, and I haven't really had a chance to fully explore the area. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Tours of opium poppy farms or processing facilities in Tasmania

I read several years ago that Tasmania is a major supplier of legal opiate products, and this weekend I spotted first-hand some farms growing opium poppies. Are there any tours of opium poppy farms ...
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Finding promotion codes for travel - a website?

Quite often airlines (Eg Air Canada), or tours (eg Big Bus Tours San Francisco) specify promotion codes as an option to get a discount. Where do people get these codes from? Are there websites with ...
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Are there small group day trips from NYC to Boston?

Are there small group day trips from NYC to Boston, i.e. less than 20 people? All the day trips I've found are large groups (the reviews often speak of 30-50 or 60 people) which tend not to be ...
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Are there organized multiday cave trips in Europe?

Recently i went for a short (1 hour) walk through the caves of Cocaliere in the ardeche in France. During the very touristic trip, although still quite interesting, we were guided passed two tents, ...
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Osnabruk to Amsterdam excursions

I am going to be in Osnabruk, Germany till August 23, 2012. I would like to take an excursion to Amsterdam. Are there bus excursion operators in Osnabruk that offer Amsterdam tours? (maybe some ...
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Recommended Tour Operator for 'Golden Triangle' India

I'm planning on visiting India in November/December. I'd like to spend 4 days doing the 'Golden Triangle' - Delhi/Agra/Jaipur. I'm looking to do this on a cheap budget i.e. back packer style. I'm ...
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Is there an official New York City architecture tour?

Every time I visit Chicago, I love taking one of the tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. These tours are excellent, run by enthusiasts, and take different forms. There are walking ...
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Walking tours in Seoul

I'm having a 14 hour overnight stopover in Seoul in early December. I was looking to leave the airport and maybe see some of Seoul. Are there any reputable and good night tours of Seoul, especially ...
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How do I get to Cape Canaveral from Orlando?

I'm looking to visit Cape Canaveral in early December, but we'll be based in Orlando. Specifically we're interested in the Kennedy Space Centre. Apparently it's a 50 minute drive. Is renting a car ...
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How can I check if tour services are reliable?

What steps should I take in order to insure the following service is reliable The Dragon Trip and I can safely get to the starting point and find a group to join (not a scam) ? Does this Sunday ...
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Organised backpacking in China (14-Sep till 8-Oct 2012)

Wandering the net, I have found this site: http://thedragontrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Detailed%20Itinerary%20-%20HK%20to%20HK%2025%20days.pdf This fits all my needs: comprehensive young ...
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Organized trips for young single travelers?

I have 3 weeks vacation during Sep-Oct. I'm an Israeli with excellent English. I want to fly somewhere. and was thinking to join organized trips for young single-travelers. I saw this site: ...
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Why do tour operators use a trip kitty?

So as a follow up to my question of What is a trip kitty? How does it work exactly? I'm wondering: why do tour operators do this as opposed to bundling the costs into the tour price?
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What's a “trip kitty”?

On some organized tour operator's sites, I see tour prices listed with a +amount labelled as "kitty" or "trip kitty" like this one. What is a "trip kitty"?
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What is best - Hiring a Travel Plan or Doing all at your own? [closed]

I wanted to know whether it is best to buy a holiday plan by Thomas Cook, or Harry Cruise or Amanda adventure trip to x , y , z place which include lodging, travel and food or whether it is good to ...
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Are there any boat tours for Lake Baikal?

I am interested in visiting Lake Baikal and exploring the areas around the lake. What is the best way of doing so and which nearby town should I use as my homebase? I'd expect using a boat to go ...
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How to find a cheap tour to Wieliczka salt mines from Krakow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to visit Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow? Just this. If I'm at Krakow, which are the cheapest tour that goes to the salt mines?
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The Esplanade in Singapore: Are there any tourist tours?

The Esplanade in Singapore is a really interesting building if you're into architecture. Therefore, when I'm eventually in Singapore, I would like to visit the building. Is there any guided tour ...
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“The Children of Captain Grant” tours that follow the book?

I was reviewing the book "The Children of Captain Grant" a little while ago and was wondering if there are any tours/adventures that follow the book?
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What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?

For instance, Sandeman's runs free walking tours all over Europe. One or two every day of the year, good local guides, and the only payment is tips at the end. I'm sure the tip money is good since ...
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Is there a free walking tour in Honolulu?

I've seen mentions that some hotels sponsor a free walking tour, but can't find any actual details on it. Does one exist? Ideally I'd like to see the old buildings - the palace and so on, but even ...
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Which companies offer helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: View the Grand Canyon by helicopter - is it real? Our family of 5 is going to Las Vegas for the first time and we'd like to see the Grand Canyon. What tours by air are ...
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How can I travel to the “Eye of the Sahara”? Are there tours? Can I self-guide?

The Richat Structure, or "Eye of the Sahara", only just appeared on my travel radar. It's new to me - and in an exciting part of Africa - Mauritania. What I'm lacking information on is how one could ...
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London Tour Buses

I'm heading to London next month for some sight-seeing, and plan to take a traditional tour bus journey. Do I need to book these in advance, or are they quite commonly available? I know with the ...
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Can I visit vineyards in Stellenbosch without booking a tour in advance?

I'm going to South Africa this month and will be in Cape Town for several days. Since one of South Africa's major wine regions is just outside of Cape Town, I'd like to spend a little bit of time ...
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Choosing a tour of Europe [closed]

My brother and I are looking at touring around Europe for about 3-4 weeks. We haven't done much travelling before, so we think that it could work out much better than if we tried to organise ...
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What are some good companies that offer Canadian tours in the Rockies or the Maritimes?

There are a lot of good companies out there which offer group tours in South America, Asia and Africa. I am looking for something similar but for Canada. The itinerary I am looking for is something ...
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What is the LONGEST Tour operated by travel companies?

I remember 6 years ago, discovering "The Great South American Journey" operated by Gap adventures (now G Adventures), a 5 month trip around the continent (although essentially a bunch of their smaller ...
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Can group tours help you see more of remote regions of Japan, such as Tohoku?

I'm going to Japan by myself in February, and I'm thinking of spending about a week visiting the Tohoku region. Wikitravel mentions that some train services can be infrequent, with buses being a ...
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Cost of jeep / 4WD tours in Wadi Rum

Photo credit: Adam Reeder Wadi Rum seems to be quite an other-worldy place from pictures I've seen. Unfortunately, it's the sort of place that I cannot see on foot and as a budget traveller, I'd ...
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How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brazil and you want to celebrate carnival in Rio, what should you do? Do you just buy a ticket to Rio, book any hotel and just enjoy? Or is that a recipe for failure? I can imagine ...
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Boat tour on lake Titicaca?

Is it possible to do a boat tour on Lake Titicaca? Where should I start? And are there roundtrips possible? Is it recommened to do a boat tour there as a tourist? aAnd can I see anything special?
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How can you get into the San Pedro prison in La Paz? (*and* out again)

The infamous San Pedro prison (El Penal de San Pedro) in La Paz is famous for having no security guards inside, the prisoners run it themselves. Families of the prisoners often live there too, and ...
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Is it cheaper to buy a tour to the Galápagos Islands at home or when in Ecuador?

In Quito every travel agency and hotel offers 'cheap' tours to the Galápagos Islands, but are these really cheaper than booking them ahead in your home country? I guess at least you have more ...
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Visit a volcano in Ecuador

There are many volcanoes in Ecuador. I would like to visit one of these, but which one to choose? I would prefer one that can be reached in a 2-3 day tour from a nearby major city. Do I need any ...
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Are there any tour group comparison websites?

After having good experiences with the various websites for comparing flight prices (Expedia, Orbitz, etc), I was wondering whether there's anything similar for tours that compares times, prices, ...
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Is it possible to tour the facility where Kahlúa is made?

Now I know you can visit plenty of wineries, breweries, and distilleries around the world. But my favourite alcoholic beverage is Kahlúa, a coffee liqueur from Mexico exported around the world. Does ...
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Visiting giant panda sanctuary Chengdu from Guangzhou

I want to visit the panda sanctuary in Chengdu. I will be staying in Guangzhou and noticed that its a bit of a trip. What is the best way to get there? Is there a tour with direct bus? Or is there ...
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Touring opal mines in Australia

I would like to visit some of the opal mines in Australia (Coober Pedy, Lightning Ridge, etc.). Are tours available to the general public at any of the mines? Do any of them offer for-fee ...
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View the Grand Canyon by helicopter - is it real?

I going to visit the United States and its famous geographic places, such as the Grand Canyon. I heard that there are some helicopter tours are available during visiting the Grand Canyon. Is this ...
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Third party shore-excursion operators in the Western Caribbean

Cruise ships usually offer shore excursions that can be booked for an additional fee. These can be more expensive than going with a 3rd party, since the cruise line takes a cut. Is there a list of ...
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Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?

I'm planning on heading to Peru to visit Machu Picchu next year. I heard there are some amazing and beautiful "long way around" treks that take you up and around to Machu Picchu the long way through ...
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What are the best things to see in Copenhagen, Denmark? [closed]

I want to visit Denmark (specifically Copenhagen), but I would like some advice on things I should see while I am there. What are the "must see" attractions in the Copenhagen area? Would it be best ...