How to Choose the Best Tour for Seniors

Your senior years often present a great opportunity to travel to places you have always wanted to see. After retirement, most individuals have more free time to enjoy traveling. Unless you’re a true adventurer, joining a senior tour for is usually a much safer and enjoyable option. However, with so many companies and packages available, it may be difficult to decide on the best choice. We’re going to discuss some senior travel tips for that will help you choose the best tour.

Tip #1: Consider the Activities

One of the most important factors to consider when you’re deciding on a senior tour concerns the activities that are planned. You want to ensure that the excursions and leisure activities suit your particular interests. There is no point joining a tour that explores the vineyards of Italy if you have absolutely no interest in wine!

Tip #2: Find Out Exactly what’s Included

Many senior tour companies contain a long list of costs that may be hidden within the very fine print of their contract. Therefore, make sure you read the contract carefully and clarify exactly what is included in the total price. If you fail to do so, you may risk arriving at your destination only to discover that the price of meals, hotels or sightseeing trips is not included in the price.

Tip #3: Determine the Pace of the Tour

If you’re planning to take a tour, make sure you determine the number of planned activities and the senior fitness level required to participate in them. Senior travel is quite different from the adventure travel you may have enjoyed when you were younger. You don’t want to choose a company that has a whirlwind list of strenuous mountain hikes if you are not very physically fit. A better option is to find a company that offers a few well-planned activities that won’t have you gasping for breath or struggling to keep up with other tour members.

On the other hand, many aging boomers are in excellent health and not interested in typical senior activities. Research to find out if the tour is going to meet your needs.

Tip #4: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Last but not least, never be afraid to ask as many questions as you need. Remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked. Every tour company will provide different packages, operate under their own guidelines and offer a wide range of prices and activities. Therefore, make sure to ask enough questions to determine the most suitable senior tour for you!

About Cathy Severson

Cathy Severson helps baby boomers find more meaning and purpose in their lives and work. Get your copy of her complimentary e-book Guide to Retirement Activities a comprehensive look at work, volunteering and leisure based on an individuals’ personalities. Call for a complimentary 20-minute consultation to answer your most pressing concern. 928.775.4949 or email Cathy at

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