Then add to that our new group of friends to share the experience with….topped off with our pleasant, enjoyable, funny, knowledgable guide, and it was the formulation for a visit of a lifetime! Also what I anticipated to be long bus rides from metropolis to metropolis had been an ideal sight-seeing classroom. Guided tours provide you with sooo rather more than you’ll get going by yourself. Biggest surprising bonus for me was the instruction given in every nation and metropolis in local language, cultural customs, utilizing public bathrooms, using public transport, etc. The native guides have been terrific and significantly added to my overall enjoyment. Hotels were pleasant and nicely located for exploration of each city.