Long gone is the perception that cruise travel and group guided holidays involve being  shuffled from port to port or city to city with no free time to do as you please. Today's  amazing tours and cruises still include what you would expect, such as accommodation and transport, but are growing increasingly popular with lots more benefits.

Safety in numbers

For first-time travellers, solo travellers or those who want to travel with other like-minded  individuals escorted or guided holiday tours and cruise travel are ideal.

For holidays in more exotic locations, such as Morocco, choose  On The Go's Totally Morocco  tour and explore this fascinating country with a group.

Save money

Cruising and guided tours are seen as incredible value for money, particularly in destinations  where the cost of a single cappuccino could cost in the region of R100, based on the rate of exchange.

By pre-booking activities and opting for inclusive packages, travellers are also able to keep costs down.

Hassle-free travel

All the in-trip admin, such as accommodation and internal travel, is taken care of, so all travellers need to think about is when and where to enjoy their next meal or cocktail, shop and explore.

More choices to personalise

Today's cruises and tours are designed to give travellers ample free time and a selection of fun, authentic and exciting experiences that cater to the many different types of travellers,ages and interests.

There is a cruise or guided holiday package to suit everyone. Especially popular in Europe and Asia, flexible travel brand Busabout's hop-on-hop-off style of touring lets travellers personalise their itinerary from start to finish, for the ultimate sense of freedom.

The world is your oyster

It's not just all sun and sea and European tours (although we do love those). Discover hidden treasures on a trip to Vietnam or Sri Lanka, explore the Emirates or embark on a river cruise on the romantic Rhine.Choose a bucket list destination such as Alaska or a classic Mediterranean cruise. Go lost city trekking with G Adventures in Columbia, island-hopping with Contiki in Croatia or discover Britain and Ireland with Trafalgar. Then there's always the popular MSC cruise to Portuguese Island, Mozambique - guaranteed fun for every type of traveller.

With all that value, the only decision to make is what to book first?

Flight Centre's Tour and Cruise sale gives travellers access to early bird discounts, preview specials, price guarantees and more when you book your 2019 tour or cruise. Browse and book more deals here.