What are the advantages and disadvantages of a guided tour? My first time to go abroad was in our trip to Hongkong. We bought a packaged tour so we had experienced a guided tour. On our second trip, it was in Singapore, we also availed of a guided tour. For our next trips, we have learned to tour the country by ourselves, learned the public transportation particularly the bus in Singapore and the train in Hongkong. The advantage of a guided tour is that you have no apprehension, a relaxed tour because you feel secure and will not be lots. However, there is a cost to pay unlike when you tour by yourself, it is cheaper but you have the risk to get lost.