The advantage of going on a packaged tour is that you get a feel of the country, culture and cover a large area in a short period of time. However, this may mean having a schedule that requires you to live out of suitcase, become exceedingly familiar with your tour bus aka second home while on tour, wake up before the cock crows, put your bags out so that the bellboy can load the bus and depart before the rush hour. :D
This year, we decided to break our journey by visiting a well known medieval city called Bruges, that is located on the north west of Belgium, before heading off to start our tour of Spain and Portugal.
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