How to Choose Correct Baku Tours
The success of your journey depends not only on the correct choice of a travel agency but also on the choice of the tour. After all, choosing a tour to Baku, you choose your vacation program. We will tell you how to choose the right Baku tour. Today, almost all travel agencies in Baku not only sell ready-made trips, when a tourist gets a specific set of services for a certain price, but they also offer the organization of individual tours, when a tourist creates a travel program independently, taking into account his budget. There are standard options when the same transport is used for transportation and transfer of all tourists, and each traveler chooses the type of accommodation and its category individually. Calling up travel agencies or studying advertising in search of a suitable Baku tour, when comparing prices, be sure to find out what the named cost includes.
Today, in the conditions of fierce competition, any travel agency in Baku seeks to find a compromise between price and convenience for the client. However, miracles do not happen. A more comfortable trip will always be more expensive. Remember this; otherwise, you may become a victim of an advertising ploy, or worse, you will get into a one-day tour agency, which will disappear with your money on the eve of the trip — exception – last-minute Baku tours. Here at a reasonably low price, you get high-quality services.
Want to choose a good tour? Ask questions!
To get a complete picture of the route and compare prices, get the travel agency answers to the following questions:
- What transport is carried out by transportation? If the bus, then what brand? If by plane, which airline?
- What type of accommodation is offered? If this is a hotel, what level? Is there a bar, buffet, restaurant, sauna, swimming pool, court or something else unique. What is the size of the room, whether it has a TV, telephone, mini-bar, refrigerator, kitchen? What is equipped with a bathroom – bath or shower?
- What additional service is offered to customers of the hotel – booking tickets for events, booking places in restaurants and entertainment establishments, sending postal correspondence, clothing care, etc. It is essential where the hotel is located, how you can get to it from the center.
- What type of food: where, how, what and how many times will you be fed per trip?
- What kind of accommodation do you pay for: single or double? What is the surcharge for a single room if you find yourself “unpaired”?
- Is there a transfer from the airport or the railway station to the hotel and back?
- What excursion and cultural program is included in the price of the voucher?
- Is medical insurance included in the price?
- Is the cost of a visa?
- At what rate does the travel agency recalculate in rubles, in which the cost of the Baku tour is expressed?
After analyzing the proposals in this way and determining what suits you – spend the extra money or sacrifice some amenities, you can make the right choice of Baku tour and travel agency, which is better to contact.
Choosing a Baku tour
If you chose a Baku trip in a group, in a travel agency, you need to draw up a service contract and get a voucher number plate with the ‘director’s signature and stamp. The voucher must list the services provided: class hotel, meals, excursions, etc. The contract describes the mutual obligations of the parties, guarantees, and penalties. Pay attention to the terms of the termination of the contract with the travel agency.
If you go traveling individually, You should get travel company vouchers for each type of service you paid for. For example, you ordered an individual tour in Baku, including:
travel Baku and back by plain, meeting at the airport in Baku and escort to the hotel (transfer “airport-hotel”), three nights of accommodation in a hotel in a double room with breakfast (buffet), a performance at the Baku Opera Ballet Theatre; renting a class “”B”” car for three days.
In this case, the package of documents issued by the travel agency should include flights, transfer vouchers, hotel accommodation, cultural event, car rental or one coupon for all services if you are served by one company in Baku. The form of the voucher may be different, but the content should indicate that you are guaranteed the ordered services in the paid amount.
Be sure to find out in the sending travel agency the phone number of the representative responsible for your trip. You should be able to contact him at any time, as in case of any misunderstanding with the hotel, excursion or transfer, it is he who needs to make the most correct organizational and financial decisions. Otherwise, and even backdating, it will be quite difficult for you to prove that the service was rendered poorly, if, of course, you ‘didn’t draw up an act on this with a representative of the hotel or transport company.
Remember – if the conditions promised by the travel agency are changed for the worse without coordination with you, You have the right to demand compensation for the inconvenience. Within 20 days after the trip, you must submit a claim to the travel agency. The document confirming the failure to comply with the terms of the contract will be an act drawn up during the trip and signed by the team leader or the representative of the receiving party. All other testimonials are also useful: checks, certificates, photos, video filming, etc. According to the law adopted in 2007, financial costs for non-fulfillment or improper performance of an agreement on the sale of a tourist product by a travel agency are covered by its guarantor – a bank or an insurance company, but you have legal relations with a travel agency.
If the travel agency refuses to consider the claim, you can contact the Society for the Protection of Consumer Rights or the court. You have a minimum of two years to file a lawsuit.
Package tour or individual?
Of course, a package tour is always cheaper. You benefit from a charter flight, group transfer, and accommodation in hotel rooms purchased by tour operators. But not always an individual tour will be more expensive. Now you can choose the best flights on low-cost, accommodation in cheap hotels, and choose the program yourself without the excursions imposed by the tour operator. If this is Guba or resorts in Gabala, then without hesitation choose package tours, and if it is Baku and exotic destinations, it is worth consulting with an expert, they will tell you that in this case, it will be more profitable.
Do not believe reviews.
You know, as they say, “How many people – so many opinions.” Of course, before the trip, it is better to read reviews about the hotel, in order to understand whether it is suitable for recreation or not, but still, the most relevant information will be recognized first by tourism managers. First of all, they go on promotional tours every year to inspect hotels, to see with their own eyes the quality of hotels, the number of rooms, food, and infrastructure. And secondly, they send tourists every day to the most different directions and are always interested in how the rest went, so they receive the most relevant information almost non-stop. Besides, it often happens that during the year the situation of the hotel changes very dramatically – the best become the worst, and the worst pull up service and quality, renovate and become cool. Therefore, reviews are relevant; in fact, one season.
Choosing the right tour to Baku is very important, but it is equally important to choose the right travel agency that organizes your vacation.