Group holidays tour you around the city, they book you a very nice hotel, usually with breakfast and they fly you usually with comfortable yet expensive airlines. They advice you on restaurants, walks and shopping. Of course there’s the matter of safety as well, you feel safe
around others in a foreign country and not so lost.
But I wasn’t traveling alone and I didn’t really care if I went in a 5star or a 1star hotel. Thanks to my adsl line I found everything I needed on the internet and I flew with a low budget airline company named EasyJet, I’m sure you’ve heard. So instead of paying 1200 euros per couple plus meals, shopping and optional tours that are usually a must (Vatican city usually is optional so you pay extra), I payed 960 euros per couple and I did EVERYTHING. (Icluding airtickets, accomodation, meals, shopping, tranportation and museums).
There are too many websites out there to find airtickets. Many of them try to seduce you with colorful, bold, italic, 20 text sized banners advertising that you’ll get the best deal. No you are not. Firstly because there are also too many airline companies that are not shown and secondly because most of these websites charge fees. So you need to search carefully and yes you don’t have to go to an agent. It wasn’t that hard for me to find skyscanner,I just had to google ‘airtickets’ and that was that.
From all the websites, mainly greek websites with airticket booking, skyscanner was the only one that gave you the chance to find the cheapest and the most expensive ticket for your trip. You can find schedules and prices and you have that choice. The cheapest choice. So before you go on searching for an airticket, it’s a must visiting skyscanner.
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