Guest Author - Jim Fortune
An all-inclusive vacation has always been popular especially for people who are visiting England for the first time. The notion that you will only need to pay for a one-set price for transportation, foods, drinks, accommodations and tours is certainly appealing.
When all-inclusive vacation is a good idea:
- You have a set budget and it is important to determine in advance how much you will spend for the total cost of the trip.
- The purpose of the trip is pure exploration.
- You are the type of person who wants a structured vacation because you don't want to worry about when to eat, where to go, where to sleep, etc.
- If you are not willing to take chances or risk paying more on taxi, hotel accommodation and meals.
- If the price of the all-inclusive vacation is much cheaper than the cost of its components when taken individually.
- You can take advantage of a favorable exchange rate between the pound and the Yankee dollar.
- It's a destination you are not familiar with; do not have any idea on how to get around; and do not want to spend some time being lost.
When all-inclusive vacation is not a good idea:
- The purpose of the trip is to explore the destination at your own pace and go to different attractions without being conscious of the time.
- You know how to get around the place, the commute and the roads that will lead you to good and affordable restaurants and attractions.
- You do not have the time to go online and search for websites that offer all-inclusive vacation.
- When you can get bargain flights and discounted hotel accommodation. It also makes sense if you can get last minute all-inclusive vacation that is set at a bargain.
- When you cannot pay today for the trip that is scheduled months in advance.
- You don't want to get stuck with the group as you tour around the city.
How to select an all inclusive vacation
- Choose a theme:
There are lots of things to do in England that you cannot fit everything in one trip, so try to limit your choices on one or two specific themes where you can enjoy the best England has to offer. Do you want to go romantic, historical, cultural, or simply want to know more about the city by exploring the streets and mingling with the locals? Do you want an architectural vacation, or wild-life tours? Do you like non-traditional tours like wine tasting, art and cooking?
- Know your options
There are lots of guided and unguided all-inclusive vacation packages that fit to your chosen theme. If you are on a limited budget, there are budget all-inclusive trips for you. Students can get a good discount for trips as well.
- Search online
Do your research online. Find out what are the different tours and packages that websites offer. Use the internet to book for an all-inclusive England vacation according to your chosen theme, budget and preferences.
- Convenient travel:
There is no other place in the world where you can go from one place to another as easy and as convenient as in England. Once you land on the ground, you can literally use any modes of transportation from train, car rentals and bus to plane and ship. Even riding a bicycle is a great way to explore the city.
One more thing:
Don't be fooled by American tour books and guides who will tell you that English cooking is bland and nothing but potatoes and over cooked meat. One way to get out of that mind set is to take an all-inclusive vacation package on the "English dining trail".
On all of my vacations to foreign countries, I have always taken an all-inclusive vacation package first. I let the guides take me where they will and let me see as much of the country as I can. My second trip, I do it on my own having seen places I want to return to and know in advance the places I want to avoid.