But, perhaps, all travelers are united by a passion for new experiences and appeasement. There is a common enemy: endless noisy crowds. If you want to keep calm and not waste time waiting in line for your vacation, follow these 8 tips.
1. Book your tickets in advance
Fortunately, today, before visiting the most famous sights, it is not necessary to stand idle for several hours at the checkout. Online ticket sales are available for excursions to the Empire State Building, the Vatican Museums, the Paris Louvre. In a word, for all the objects in front of which the most impressive lines are built.
2. Come either too early or too late
Take into account the habits of the enemy of your peace – the crowd. As a rule, its activity occurs in the middle of the day. In order not to waste time on the queue, go to crowded places early in the morning or near the end of the working day.
3. Check the tourist seasons
They attack in Bavaria in October, during the bullfight in Valencia or near Christmas in Prague. Going on vacation to the country at the time of peak tourist activity, you doom yourself to fall into the midst of the crowd. Gather information and aim for the “off-season”. Departure even one week earlier or later will save from queues and, most likely, will save.
4. Gather expert opinions
The advice of ordinary people should help you: a concierge at the hotel, a taxi driver, or any other local resident. They already know what sights and beaches are worth visiting, so as not to waste time in the queue.
5. Go beyond the compulsory tourism program
The Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum are beautiful in their grandeur. It is important for every traveler to see these attractions, which nullifies the opportunity to enjoy their splendor in peace and quiet. Try to choose not the most popular places in new cities. The barely visible streets of Paris and Rome are hidden from the attention of tourists but give no less valuable cultural experience than the most popular destinations in guidebooks.
6. Avoid school holidays
Planning your holidays in Catholic countries for March holidays or holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas means volunteering to dive into crowds.
7. Ignore photo suggestions
You can meet them on the way to many attractions. As a rule, real traffic jams form because of them. Refuse the photo souvenir, leave the crowd behind and enjoy the present moment.
8. Watch the weather forecast
People are canceling their plans after learning about the upcoming rain. Bad weather is a great chance not to waste time in line. Of course, if the destination has a roof over your head.