Some friends are inviting me to join a group tour in Australia and Europe. They say that joining a group tour is cheaper than going alone because you get the benefit of a tour guide. Besides, the itinerary is good and appropriate not to mention that the guide is well experienced who can answer almost all queries regarding the place. But the turn off with the group tour is the hassle of waiting. You will be herded in a bus, maybe all 30 or you, so you can imagine the wasted time in waiting for your companions. Let's say the call time is 8am, surely there will be late comers. And all along in the tour, much time will be wasted by those wayward tourists who wouldn't follow regulations.