If you have never been on a city break before, you might feel a bit intimidated about how you are going to see everything. This is a common feeling for travellers but you shouldn’t let that put you off travelling to a city.
You should face your feelings head on and do some research into the city. You could find out the addresses of all the tourist attractions and find out where they are in conjunction with your hotel. A lot of the attractions might be within walking distance if you are staying in the middle of the city.
After your research, you will come to know about the big cities. You can also ask your travel agent if they have any maps of the city, when you book the trip. They should have no problem looking for some information for you.
If you are reading this and you have no time left to do the research, because you leave in the morning, then don’t worry too much. Most big hotels in cities have maps and tourist information, for you to use for free. So, just ask the receptionist when you get there.
If you have had plenty of time to do the research and you are still worried about fitting everything in and seeing the sights, then read on for some tips on how to get everything done.
1. Bus Tour – All major cities have bus tours and they have sales persons on the street, so it is easy to book them. You just pay the sales person and then be waiting at the nearest stop at the time that they allocate for you. On bus tours, you will see everything and you will get a bit of history as well. However, on bus tours, you are restricted for time. You might only have half an hour at each destination. That is not a lot of time to explore, so keep that in mind when deciding whether to book a bus tour or not.
2. Public Transport – The cheapest option for seeing the sites would be to use public transport. You could buy a weekly ticket on the trains and buses and then travel to the destinations yourself. You have to plan this out before hand, but you could spend as much time as you like at each tourist attraction. Just make sure that there is enough time for you to see everything. Also, remember that bus tours sometimes include the price of the ticketed attractions. So, if you use public transport, you will have the added cost of the tickets for the attractions. However, some of them are free, so you can take advantage of that.
3. Limo Service – If you want the best of both worlds, then you could hire a limo service for the tourist attractions. With limo tours, they will give you guided tours of the city and then pick you up and drop you off at all the tourist attractions. You will get the history of everything that you are seeing and you are on your own schedule. You just hire the limo for as long as you want it. You could even spread the tour over a few days so that you are not rushed. Furthermore, you don’t have to wait for other people to get back to the car, so that you can move onto the next thing. You will be completely free. You can even spend more time at one attraction because you find it interesting, and less time at another.