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Top Self-Guided & Independent Attractions

Walking the Amalfi Coast

Cycling in Amsterdam

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

Historical sights in Rome

Incredible landscapes in New Zealand

Wildlife on safari in Kruger National Park

Cycling in Spain

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Top Activities in Self-Guided & Independent

Taking a self guided cycling tour and staying in local guest houses 

Enoying a self guided family friendly tour with an itinerary planned by a travel expert

A self guided walking or hiking tour to enjoy your destination at your own pace

Learning about history and culture from a local guide sepcially selected by your travel planner

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Classic Self-Guided & Independent Itineraries

Biking Self-Guided Tour in France

Bike your way through the historic lanes and villages along the path from romantic Paris to cosmopolitan London.

Day 1, Paris: Arrive in Paris and take in the sites before your first day of traveling. 

Day 2, Axe Historique to Cergy: Start your cycling holiday from the heart of Paris and head out to Cergy, the islands and parks that influenced many Impressionist painters. 

Day 3, Gisor: Bike through stunning parks and around historic castles as you make your way to Gisor, the place many believe is the final resting place for the famous treasure of the Knights Templar. 

Day 4, Normandy: Make your way through the legendary northern French region of Normandy and visit a famous spa resort. 

Day 5, Dieppe and England: Start early to make your way to Dieppe before cycling next to France’s beautiful seaside and catching a ferry across the English Channel. 

Day 6, Polegate & East Grinstead: Catch a train to Polegate and start cycling along the Forest Way before you arrive in the quaint village of East Grinstead. 

Day 7, London: Bike your way through forests, hopping on a train, and ending your cycling vacation in the heart of London at Westminster. 

Day 8, Departure: End your vacation with a provided breakfast. 

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Self-Guided Walking Tour of Bavaria

Get out and explore the beautiful hills and villages of Southern Bavaria with this walking holiday itinerary. 

Day 1, Oberammergau: Arrive in Oberammergau by transport from the Munich airport. 

Day 2, Ammer Valley & Pulmervoos Wildlife Sanctuary: Enjoy a day trip of walking through the villages of the Ammer Valley and make your way through the Pulmervoos Wildlife Sanctuary, home to 60 different bird species. 

Day 3, Laber: Enjoy a cable car to Laber and make your way down the green path to the village of Ettal where you can enjoy lunch and do some sightseeing. 

Day 4, Staffelsee: Design your own day around Staffelsee Lake by walking along the shoreline, jump in for a swim, or relax on the beach. 

Day 5, Free Day: Take this opportunity to explore the Bavaria region by visiting the famous Neuschwanstein Castle or visit Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze.  

Day 6, Sonnenberg Ridge: Hop on a chairlift to a height of 1270m before taking one of the many paths across and down the Sonnenberg Ridge. 

Day 7, Linder Valley: Walk your way through the lovely Linder Valley and visit the Schloss Linderhof palace and 18th century villages and cottages. 

Day 8, Oberammergau: After breakfast head back to the Munich airport to return home. 

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Suggested Self-Guided Tour of Alsace, France 

Enjoy a completely self-designed tour in the romantic towns and wineries of Alsace. Choose from a wide variety of attractions and trips to make your vacation unforgettable. 

Day 1, Arrival: Arrive in Alsace and explore the local village. 

Day 2, Strasbourg: Take a day trip to the home of Europe’s Parliament with its blending of German and French architecture. 

Day 3, Vosges Mountains: Head out on an adventure and hike the Vosges Mountains and enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local villages. 

Day 4, Black Forest: Take a drive to the historic Black Forest known for its mysterious atmosphere and stunning scenery. 

Day 5, Vineyards: Enjoy a bike ride through the wineries of Alsace and book a private wine tasting with one of the chateaux.  

Day 6, Basel, Switzerland: Head across the border and visit one of Switzerland’s most artistic and beautiful cities of Basel. 

Day 7, Departure: Say goodbye to your personal apartment in Bavaria and make your way home.

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Coming Soon!

Self Guided Tour in Thailand

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Self Guided Tour in Europe

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Self Guided South America Tour

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Reviews of Self-Guided & Independent Tours
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Rich culture , wonderful people September 2017


Vacations to go travel Company Reviews

Rich culture , wonderful people and thank to vacations to go travel who made this happened ! Special thank to great organization of Magdy, wonderful welcome of Ahmed at the airport, amazing all day city tour of Caio with the most knowledgeable person Tammer. Part 2 of our trip was very well done and put together in beautiful Aswan, Luxor and the Nile cruise guided by extremely friendly and knowledgeable our guide, Ibrahim, concluded our majestic and memorable trip to Egypt. First class , well organized to the country of Egypt all the way to the end would not be possible for us without Vacations to go travel. Special thank to Mr. Mohammed to drive us around the town smoothly and comfortably always with his wonderful smile and patience. Thank you all ! Read more

Operator Vacations to go travel



it was a great experience. May 2017


TravelLocal Company Reviews

It's been a few months since we returned from an amazing tour of India. Thanks to Nutan and the folks at Travel Local/Story of India our trip was spectacular. Our first rate tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable about the sites we saw. The company even helped us when travel got tricky, and we needed to change from a train to car ride. It was a great experience from planning just the right places to visit beforehand, to the time in the country. I would recommend Travel Local to all my friends, it was a great experience. Thank you TravelLocal! Read more

Operator TravelLocal



An unforgettable experience March 2017


Morocco Discoveries Company Reviews

An unforgettable experience, learning first hand about the culture, history and the people of Morocco.

Operator Morocco Discoveries


If you are seeking an opportunity to get to know the countries and communities you are visiting on a deeper level, definitely partake in Give a Day Global! The teams both at Give A Day Global and at FIMRC were exceptionally helpful and welcoming, leading to my very special volunteer experience in Costa Rica. Read more

Operator Give A Day Global



Great deal of work put into planning by Travelove January 2017


Travelove Company Reviews

Overall we had a great time. We take holidays with kids regularly, but this time I must say the travel was easier. The trip has been thought out to details and we could just focus on having fun. Our kids were really excited about the guidebooks, they kept them busy in the car.
The only downside was that we only had a few experiences with locals, next time we will plan more.
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Operator Travelove



Spent two and a half days with Michael!! November 2016


Medieval Umbria: Walking From Assisi To Spoleto

We spent two and a half days with Michael in Perugia, Assisi, Spello and Orvieto. When we were in the places where all the tourists visit, His personal and private conversations gave them added dimension unavailable on mass tours.

Also It was nice to have His local view point on places to eat, shop and even a personal recommendation on Perusia's best ice cream. He starts with the big picture historic and finishes with small details That give real life to the stories. Michele even gave us a great recommendation to visit Bagnoregio on our own after we parted ways in Orvieto. In Siena, Barbara had a similar gift for illuminating history with personal stories and experiences. It was as if you have a good friend who lives in the city, showing you the most fun and interesting places.
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Operator Umbria Con Me Sas

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