Coaching Holidays Reviewed

By: Keith Barrett

Putting together the best and worst elements of the various coaching holidays that I've been on, I've produced an overall review of coaching holidays. My review of this type of holiday includes some pointers on what you should look out for when booking a holiday by coach.

There are some real benefits to booking a holiday of this type. I've found that the very best coaching holidays can offer excellent value for money, offering a good standard of hotels and an interesting itinerary for your touring holiday.

I have, on the other hand, experienced holidays that have been considerably less pleasant. The quality of coaches, hotels and tour guides can sometimes be disappointing.

When you come to book such a holiday it's important to ascertain what standard of hotels your tour operator will be using.

If you find that you will be staying in poor quality hotels in poor locations then you should start to look for alternative operators - poor quality accommodation can ruin any holiday.

You should also check that the coaches themselves will be of a high standard. In particular, you'll be wanting to travel on coaches that could be described as being of an executive standard.

Travelling by coach can be a really great way to see new places but you'll want to be sure that the coach has the modern facilities that you would expect, including toilet and entertainment facilities.

Similarly, I've found that the very best coaching holidays include a tour guide who is fluent in English and who also has a great knowledge of the places that the tour will be visiting. Don't be afraid to ask your tour operator about the guides that they provide - check that they are experienced.

In general terms, you should look to travel with coaching holiday companies that have a lot of experience and are well established.

If you are unsure of the quality of a tour operator, then look for some reviews online. These can be good indicators of whether a particular tour operator is likely to be right for you.

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