Many of us daydream about our next trip, but when it comes to actually planning, we struggle to wade through the surplus of information and options available. Should you plan each detail yourself or reserve a trip from a travel catalog? Letting AAA and tailor-made trip specialist Audley Travel plan your next vacation allows you to experience the best of both worlds.
Below are five reasons why you should consider tailor-made travel for your next adventure.
1. Your Whole Trip is Shaped Around You
Whether you’re interested in Hawaii’s geological wonders, big game safaris in South Africa, or sampling Tuscan cuisine, your AAA agent will listen to what captures your interest and work with an Audley country specialist to weave these experiences into your trip.
Audley’s specialists pride themselves on offering unique trips that are completely designed around you. Rather than presenting you with an off-the-shelf itinerary, your dedicated destination expert will plan every detail of your trip around what you want to see and do. They work on the principle that a journey has more meaning when you experience places in your own way.
2. Your Trip is Crafted by Experts Who Know the Destination Well
The expert designing your trip is likely to have lived in or traveled extensively to the destination you’re planning to visit.
Taking the trip of your dreams to say, Japan, is an important undertaking – you don’t want to miss out on amazing experiences and opportunities to make memories. A trip expert helps you make sure that you take advantage of your destination.
Their in-depth local knowledge means they can share advice and tips you might not find easily on your own — that tucked-away restaurant they know you’ll love, the spot the locals go to watch the sunset, which safari tent to stay in for the best views over the nearest waterhole. They’re passionate about their destination and want you to feel that too.
3. All the Logistics are Taken Care Of
It’s exciting planning a trip, but when it comes to the nitty-gritty details like working out train times, booking tickets and planning the best driving route, it can get complicated. Want to visit a far-off land with a language barrier, like Iceland? A destination expert will arrange everything like clockwork, leaving you to relax and just enjoy your trip.
They’ll also use their local knowledge to go one step further, booking the best train seats for taking in the views or suggesting rewarding places to stop during longer drives.
4. You’re Guaranteed the Best Activities, Stays and Local Guides
Audley’s specialists regularly return to their destination to test out activities and hotels so they can be confident of the quality and make recommendations based on firsthand experience.
They’ll choose guides who are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about showing you their corner of the world in an alternative light, whether you go truffle hunting with a local expert in Tuscany or a historian of ancient civilization in Greece.
They can also guide you toward lodging and activities that benefit the communities and ecosystems you visit.
5. You’re Supported at Every Step
Traveling with Audley gives you the peace of mind that, should anything unexpected happen before or during your trip, you have guaranteed support. Throughout the planning process, you’ll also have access to a dedicated expert as your consistent point of contact who will keep you up to date on the latest advice and recommendations for where you’re visiting. Go ahead and make that once-in-lifetime trip to Australia confidently, knowing you have a team supporting you no matter what.
While you’re away, you’ll have 24-hour access to an emergency phone line, as well as in-country support from our local partners for immediate assistance.
The expertise of AAA Travel advisors and Audley are only a phone call away, ready to help you find and personalize the “someday” you have been waiting for. Get started on your next journey by calling