An architect, in many ways, is like a creator with a beautiful mind who can build anything from scratch whether a skyscraper or a symbol of love. Our world is full of architectural masterpieces, which now are the legacy of some ace architects that helps the amateurs learn andinspire. If you always wanted to explore the work of famous architects then it is time to plan a private architecture with your colleagues or friends and take inspiration from history. While organising a group bus tour take few things into consideration especially transportation like for a large group charter a tour bus with driver is the best option for comfort and safety:
Understand the Group Dynamics
If you are reading this, then by now, you have convinced the architect in you and your friends to take a break and go on an architecture retreat. It vital to understand the group dynamics in the initial stage so that while planning an itinerary there is no conflict and everyone gets to see what they want to. First make one group leader and discuss the basic things like duration, budget and location to visit. Once you understand the mindset of every individual, it will become easy to plan an interactive tour.
Shortlist the Architect Marvels
If you have shortlisted a location like New York (best choice), then it is time to shortlist the essential landmarks you want to visit. People visiting NYC for the first time visit the most important places like the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, or The Brooklyn Bridge, but there are many lesser-known but famous landmarks like cloisters or The Shed that should not be missed. Make a mix list of popular and historical places where you can learn something new and satisfy the architect inside you.
Arrange Comfortable Transportation
Why should a road trip be limited to cars? If you are organising a large group trip then opt for professional services of a transportation company for your comfort. A group road-trip becomes fun and adventurous when the group members are comfortable on long journeys and enjoying together. Rather than driving yourself or taking turns, hire a large bus with a driver to take you places while you can relax with your friends.
Itinerary of the Trip
Itinerary is essential while travelling to a new city as it will help you explore more in less time. When your daily agenda is fixed you need not wonder what to do beyond sightseeing or where to go for food or relaxation. Get in touch with a travel agency, if you can’t plan an itinerary yourself, but make sure to have a customised plan according to the group consensus.
Connect with a Local Guide or Architect
If you are planning everything all by yourself, then you should seek assistance from a local guide of the city. Nowadays, there are architects who are involved in organising local architecture sightseeing tours and are happy to help the newbies. If you don’t want to seek assistance from a local guide then an architect network is a great way to know the new place and make the most of your group road-trip.
Reservations and Bookings
Advanced reservations come handy, especially when a group is involved. Book lodging facilities in advance and apart from it, if you want to attend an architect’s symposium or want to go on a private tour of a museum then advanced bookings are a better option.
To conclude, while organising a group road-trip for an architecture group, make sure everything is pre-planned, and there is a back-up plan if anything goes off track. It will help in smooth flow of the tour and will help you explore more than planned.