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  • Writer's pictureDamian Brzeski

Sightseeing tours by car — quick and convenient sightseeing with the help of a taxi

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Road tours are a popular holiday choice for many people. They offer the opportunity to discover new places and see different sights, while still being able to return home before the end of the same day.

Taxi tours can be taken in any direction as long as there is a road to follow. This makes them a very flexible way of spending holidays and means that they can be adapted to the needs of each individual or group.

Two pairs of young people during a trip around Kashubia

What are round trips offered by taxi drivers?

Road tours are journeys by road, usually by taxi, private car or motorbike. They can be done for pleasure, as part of a holiday trip.

These trips differ from traditional holidays in several ways. They are often shorter, do not include flights or rail travel, and focus more on the journey than the destination.

When choosing a taxi tour over other types of holiday activities, consider the length of the trip, the type of vehicle you're using, and where you want to stop along the way.

There are several key differences between road trips and traditional holidays.

First, road trips tend to be much less organized than other holidays. There is no fixed itinerary or schedule. First of all, during the tour you are either your own guide or your guide is a taxi driver - you decide when and where to stop, what to see and do and how long to stay at each place. This gives you much more flexibility than if you were on a traditional holiday where everything is arranged for you in advance.

Secondly, road trips are usually much cheaper than traditional holidays. You don't pay for accommodation or guide - just a taxi! And finally, road trips - offer a unique way to see the world and meet new people - something that may be less likely to be experienced on traditional holidays.

Hired off-roaders somewhere in the middle of nowhere

Why a taxi tour and not a traditional vacation?

A taxi tour is the perfect way to see all that a country has to offer. You can set your own pace, explore different routes and make plenty of stops along the way. Plus, there's something special about packing up your car and going on an adventure - even if it's just for a weekend getaway.

A taxi driver can be your guide - they are usually specialists in their field, so you can relax in the back seat, giving your passion for sightseeing.

Taxi drivers often know their city and its surroundings better than many guides, for sure the driver will be able to tell dozens of interesting stories from a given place while sightseeing.

There are many reasons to choose a road trip instead of a traditional vacation. For starters, you have full control over your itinerary. Whether you want to stick to the main highways or take the scenic route, the choice is yours. If you need to stop for a break or change course completely, you can do so without worrying about compromising everyone's plans.

My wife and I have done countless trips like this, I love driving so in our case we always opted for our own or rented car.

Sometimes, when dealing with some business that required further travel, I would take my wife to visit something on the way back.

We've visited places we wouldn't normally go to, but since we're passing by, you can drive up. I remember it like today, when we visited Licheń Stary on our way back from Kalisz. As young people, I doubt we would go there specially from the Tri-City, and it was worth it.”

Another big advantage of road trips is that they are much cheaper than other types of holidays. Since accommodation, food and petrol are relatively cheap, you can save money by traveling this way. And when you choose the option of sightseeing by taxi, the cost for the entire trip will certainly be lower as if you were ordering each ride separately. Also, if you're traveling with other people, you can share the costs equally with everyone.

Another advantage of such trips is that you can book it literally overnight, when, for example, in the evening you check the weather forecast and you know that tomorrow the weather promises to be it does not allow you to relax on the beach or go to the mountains. All you have to do is call the taxi company that organizes taxi trips and make reservations.

So when is it worth choosing a car trip instead of a traditional holiday?

If you want complete freedom and flexibility when traveling, this is definitely the best option for you. Road trips are also more budget-friendly than other types of vacation, so they're perfect if you want to save some money. Whatever your reasons for going on a trip, one thing is for sure - they offer an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after our trip is over.

The view from the back seat of the driver and passenger during a road trip by car

When is it worth going on a trip?

When is it worth going on a trip? This question is difficult to answer because there are many factors to consider. However, here are five key points to keep in mind when deciding whether to travel:

  • If you decide to have your own car or rent a car - consider the cost of petrol. This is an important factor to consider when planning your trip. If gas prices are high, you may find that it is not worth taking a long trip. However, if gas prices are low, travel can be a great way to save money on travel costs.

  • When you decide to rent a car, instead of taking a taxi, remember that in case of any unpleasantness that may happen on the road (e.g. when parking), you are financially responsible. Always check the car thoroughly when picking it up from the rental company. Check the fuel level, check carefully if there is no damaged paintwork or scratched rims. From my experience, I can advise you that it is worth paying a few zlotys extra for renting from well-known international rental chains, e.g.: Hertz, Eurocap, Sixt.

If you are on vacation where a resident takes care of you, it is worth asking him about the offer of such trips or the offer of renting a car. Residents can often offer a better offer due to long-term cooperation. The resident also knows the local customs and dangers very well.

A while back, my wife and I were on holiday in Cyprus. From the very beginning we knew that we would organize a car on the spot to better explore the island. Before leaving Poland, we even considered booking a car in advance, already at the airport, but because we wanted to relax, we decided that we would only rent a car when we got bored of sunbathing or when the weather was bad. It was a very good idea. The resident who looked after us talked us into a great bus trip, so we didn't need the car that day. The day after the trip, the resident ordered us a car from one of the international companies, with a significant discount. I don't know how he charmed it, remembering that he also has his commission for it, but the car cost us the same as from some private, local rental company "bush company", and they gave us a six-month-old Nissan with full insurance."

  • The length of the trip. Another consideration is the length of the trip. If you only have a few days booked for your vacation, travel may not be the best option. However, if you have more free time, a longer trip can be a great way to see more of your destination.

  • Weather conditions. You should also consider the weather conditions along your route when planning your trip. If the forecast predicts sunny skies and dry roads, it will be easier (and more enjoyable) to cover long distances. However, if the weather is bad - for example, there is snow or ice on the ground - driving can be more difficult and less enjoyable. In this case, it will be better to use public transport or take a plane instead of driving.

If, however, you decide to visit in bad weather, it is better to opt for the service offered by taxi drivers - they are experienced drivers. The most tiring thing about such sightseeing is driving a car, and in this case you hand over this problem to a professional, and you can focus on sightseeing.

  • Your destination. Finally, think about your destination and the type of experience you want to experience there. If you are looking for adventures and emotions - rent an off-road car. Off-road riding may be just what you need.

If you prefer something more relaxing and laid back - a getaway closer to home may be better suited to your needs. Considering all of these factors will help ensure a successful trip - whatever your ultimate destination may be!

female passenger admires the sunset during a car trip in a taxi

So when is it worth choosing a car trip instead of a traditional holiday?

If you like to have a lot of freedom and flexibility in your holiday plans, then a road trip is definitely for you.

If you're interested in getting to know the local people and having an authentic experience of the place you're visiting, a road trip organized by a good local taxi company is probably the best solution.

When luxury accommodation and five-star dining are important to you, perhaps a traditional holiday will suit your needs better.

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. I can tell you one thing: if you think about experiencing something different, unusual, you want something spontaneous - call Rabbit-Trans and let's go!

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