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A tale of two tours: Escorted tour or personal guide?

Posted by Gil Travel on February 25, 2018

Some travelers are adventurous spirits who prefer exploring new areas alone. They love privacy and don’t like to share a new experience with foreigners who happen to be at the same place and time. On the other hand, there are those who don’t like planning or navigating on their own throughout new places, so they let others do all the planning and organization. They either choose an escorted tour or privately tailored tour, so they can enjoy sightseeing without any worries.

Joining an organized tour brings lots of benefits, including more knowledge about the visited site (a tour guide provides all information about it), no waiting in lines to buy tickets, seeing more in one day because a guide will drive you from one place to another, the zero chances of getting lost, not finding the site, etc. Some people do not have enough time to research and learn a lot about the places and landmarks.

If in doubt which one to choose for your next trip, here are the differences and the pros of escorted tours and privately planned tours so you can decide which one suits your needs better.

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Topics: Custom Programs, Gil Travel, World Travel

What are the Imperial Capitals and why they are your next trip destination

Posted by Gil Travel on December 29, 2017

On a Central and Eastern Europe tour, one will find rich history on every corner of the imperial cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Explore their magical cobble lanes, cathedrals, bridges, majestic palaces and magnificent castles; enjoy the view of stunning nature and its rivers, lakes, and gardens. A trip to the imperial capitals will enrich your understanding of the various cultures and history of these cities and you, too, can witness their imposing grace and elegance like many others have so far.

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Topics: World Travel

5 Places Every Moscow Trip Should Include

Posted by Gil Travel on December 25, 2017

Moscow, a city enormously rich in history, art and culture, thrills visitors with its majestic beauty. When planning your Eastern Europe tour, this city deserves a place on your list; from historical sites, museums and squares, to amazing theaters and restaurants, this city’s architecture and lifestyle will not leave you impassive. Preparing and organizing your trip in advance is a must in order to see as many places as possible and create life long memories.

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Topics: World Travel

Common Eastern Europe Destinations to Combine

Posted by Gil Travel on December 18, 2017

Many people choose Western Europe as their destination when planning their vacation. Though it certainly offers much of the contemporary and quaint cultures and stunning nature, there are other places worth visiting for the same reasons, but for a cheaper price. If you are looking for tours that are less popular but do have lots to offer, an Eastern Europe tour might be a choice with lots of surprises. Many historical sites, beautiful nature and diverse culture are mesmerizing more and more tourists each year. To see the most of it and enjoy as much as possible, here are the top destination combinations that will ensure a memorable experience.

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Topics: World Travel

TOP 8 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SEE IN CUBA

Posted by Gil Travel on August 10, 2017

 Cuba is not called the "Jewel of the Caribbean" for nothing. This piece of land, blending influences from several cultures, has something unique in its landscapes. In Cuba, you can find everything from historical cities to lush brightly colored forests. For nature lovers or beauty seekers, Cuba is a feast for the eyes! Here's a selection of the top 8 most beautiful places to see in Cuba. It might make planning your tour to Cuba a bit easier!

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Topics: World Travel

Why Peru is for YOU

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on September 1, 2016

Planning a trip around a whole country is certainly no easy task to take on. When traveling, you want to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck while seeing the most sites you possibly can. Gil Travel is here to help you do just that.

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Topics: World Travel

Rio 2016 Fans Rejoice! Gil Travel Can Show You Even MORE of South America

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on August 17, 2016

The roaring excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympics has certainly brought plenty of positive attention to South America! The telecasts display scenic seasides during beach volleyball tournaments and towering mountain ranges during the cycling events. The gorgeous South American atmosphere has made viewers want to pack their bags and head on down to join in the action. But Brazil is surely not the only country there is to see down there. If watching the Rio 2016 Olympics makes you want to travel over to South America, then you’re in luck! Gil Travel wants to take you there. Offering several trips to South American countries such as Argentina, Peru, and Colombia, Gil Travel can show you the breathtaking landscapes of our neighbors below the equator:

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Topics: Israel Travel, Senior Travel, World Travel

Top Five Reasons to Travel to India

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on June 28, 2016

 

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Topics: World Travel

Benefits of TSA Pre-check Enrollment

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on January 25, 2016

Put your security screening hassles at ease by enrolling in the TSA Pre-check program! The TSA Pre-check allows for trusted travelers to expedite the process of security screenings with their luggage.
Created to accelerate procedures, the process was implemented to free up lanes during TSA checks.

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Topics: World Travel

Jewish Heritage and History of Berlin

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on July 7, 2015

Overview of Jews in Berlin

The history of Berlin links closely with the history of the Jews. In fact, it was founded when the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I, in 1671, commanded 50 of the Jewish families expelled from Vienna to settle in Berlin. Today, Jews are once again weaving into the life and times of Berlin, but the heritage sites of Jewish past still remain significant in the history of the community.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel