Large motor coach with tourists

Escorted tours are a form of tourism in which travelers are escorted in a group to various destinations; they differ from a self-guided tour, where the tourist is not part of an organised group.[1][2]

Escorted tours (in US English) are also known as guided tours.

Escorted tours are normally conducted by a tour director who takes care of all services from the beginning to the end of the tour. Escorted tours normally include accommodation, transport, meals and some sightseeing. Escorted tours are often conducted by motor coach and usually no more than three nights are spent in each location visited. They are usually fast-paced and prices include almost everything.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Motorcoach Tour Mart (1979), The best in escorted tours, USA and Canada via motorcoach and air, Grace J. Talmadge and Associates, retrieved 19 April 2013
  2. ^ "Tours: a selection of escorted tours", International Travel News, 29 (8), Martin Publications, Inc: 94(1), 2004-10-01, ISSN 0191-8761

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