So, you sit down and plan everything out for your upcoming vacation with your travel mate. Having to figure out the last few logistical items, you start the question, should I or should I not hire a car service? So you search and find a few local companies that provide transportation and call and get your quotes. You hear words like shared or private transportation and get get prices that range to $50 per person shared or even a $200 per group private. Hmmmm maybe I can save money and drive myself. So which is a better deal ? Well it all depends , what’s your time and sanity worth?
First the old, let’s drive ourselves. Here you would think you would save $200 right ? Wrong! Yes you would save the $200 dollars but still would need to fill up you gas tank, pay tolls, and the biggest cost at as high as $20 per day is parking. That’s also if you can fit everything thing in one car. So you could be paying as much as $200-$300 just to drive yourself.
Next the old shared shuttle, it has to be a money saver right? Well some times it is, but unfortunately most times it’s not . How many times have you passed the broken down shuttle bus? Or what about, well we have 9 more stops before we can depart to the airport. Now hopefully you are the 9th pickup, so you don’t have to wait in the van and wonder if you will make your flight. How about, the classic, I’m sorry we don’t have a shuttle for that time you can choose a time earlier or later one. So, it must be worth it, right??? Wrong!!!! Well if you have just 3 people traveling together and are getting home pickup, at an added price , it’s already about $200 . Guess what you are still going to packed in like sardines. That doesn’t souled like a vacation or worth that kind of money.
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Are you considering traveling with a large group?
Why should you choose our services.
An airport shuttle service saves you the trouble of figuring out the city you are visiting and their public transportation system, no need to carry your bags around with you too — and the expense of hailing a taxi or taxis if with a large group both ways.
When you think about transporting 11 people to or from an
airport you need to consider:
- The number of vehicles you will need to drive (don’t forget about your luggage)
- Gas x3 cars
- Tolls x3 cars both ways
- Parking for the duration of your trip sometimes 7 days x 3 cars
- Wear and tear on your vehicles
- The possibility a vehicle will break down
- Not to mention the memories that will be made on the trip to and from the destination with your group.
So for one price divide by your entire group is well worth it. Hope to see you soon.
So while visiting Madrid, Spain, I had just a few hours to spend seeing everything I could. What seems like the most logical solution was to take the metro or hop on, hop off tour bus everywhere. However, beside the extra cost and not getting lost, could there be any other negatives to be found with this way of thinking.
The answer is YES. This trip I opted for the self tour, as Madrid is a very easy city to navigate. I of course had all the same sites that the tour company’s herd you like cattle to, but I was able to go off the beaten path, down side streets and find those quite tucked away places that only the locals know about. You find yourself far away from the souvenir shops, facile glasses and purse, and mass produced foods. I found this leads to a much more of a authentic taste of the city. In a little under 8 hrs I had seen most of the major sites, but I had also had authentic paella, seen a Flamingo show and had peaceful time to reflect. Also you will find more authentic and meaningful souvenirs and entertainment.
Now I’m not advocating for you to explore all parts of every city, what I’m am saying is to do a little research and find those cities that are safe and inviting for this type of exploration.
Some of the sites I saw, cost just some calories:
- Plaza Mayor
- Plaza de España
- El Retiro Park
- Royal Palace
- Santa Maria Church
- Casa Patas
- Gran Via
- Puerto Del Sol
- Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid
- Plaza de Neptuno