Well, I would say that a "trip" is a lot broader in meaning than a "guided tour".
A 'trip' may be self-organised, but depending on the context, 'going on a trip' is strongly suggestive of going on an organised outing. The first page of my google results for 'trips' is all organised tours and activities. If 'trip' is rejected for this reason, then surely 'excursion' ("a short journey or trip, especially one taken as a leisure activity") should also be rejected?
Excursion, my gosh, I didn't know there were so many cognates between English and Russian.
I was thinking more along the lines of the fact that some guided tours are excruciating....
is «экскурсия» really the best word for tour? I have also seen both «тур» and «турне» before.
Тур and турне mean a journey, a trip somewhere and back home. The only time it means "tour" is when you are talking about a tour undertaken by a popular metal band, for example.
Экскурсия means a guided tour, i.e. a walk or a trip with a guide showing you things and telling you interesting facts and some history behind hese things.
He who thinks З and Э are the same letter, is treading down a road that eventually leads to enlightenment.
No wonder I got it wrong. It looked different on my phone but on my laptop it's clear as day. Thanks.