Coach holidays & Covid in Scotland – somehow we are still talking about it in 2022 🙁 It’s shaping up to be a very busy year here in Scotland which is great, but there are still some Covid points to consider and be aware of. I’ve just been on my first trip of the year, as a guest, to learn a new tour that I will be leading to Shetland. Unfortunately, several of the group, contracted Covid19 during the trip. My recent trip made me reflect on coach holidays, health policies, Covid policies and insurance policies – all of these… Read More »Coach Holidays & Covid in Scotland – 2022 Update
Are you interested in a Scottish Highlands Railways holiday? Well fabulous! Check out this in depth review of one of the most popular Scottish Highlands Railways holiday. This tour has run for many years so is well established. It includes; Regional flights from the UK to Edinburgh 4 nights half board accommodation in a Highland hotel Ride of the Kyle of Lochalsh railway line and return journey by boach Ride of the Fort William to Mallaig railway line, crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct and return journey by coach Ride of the Strathspey Steam Railway, visit to Aviemore and Highland Folk Museum… Read More »Scottish Highlands Railway Holiday – Detailed Review With Helpful Hints & Tips
Have you ever wondered what a coach holiday driver does? Over the years I have worked with more than 100 coach drivers, all over the world. Let’s start with what the role of a coach driver actually is. What Is the Role of a Coach Driver? The coach driver is responsible for driving the coach in accordance with the driving time rules and regulations. These stipulate how much driving can be done in a day and how often breaks must be taken. The coach driver is also responsible for keeping the coach clean inside and out, and filling it with… Read More »The Coach Holiday Driver – An Essential Part of a Great Coach Holiday
Are you a single traveller? There are several coach holidays for single travellers. Here are the main 3 types of coach holidays available; How To Go On a Coach Holiday If You Are Single As a single traveller you have three main options when it comes to coach holidays. There are dedicated single traveller coach holiday companies that just cater for single/solo travellers. There are regular coach holidays where a minority of the travellers with be single amongst the group. Some companies are now specific departure dates within their holiday program for single travellers i.e. everyone on board will be… Read More »Coach Holidays for Single Travellers – 3 Key Things to Know
Have you ever considered a coach holiday? There are many coach holiday myths about this type of holiday. Having spent 25 years taking coach holidays all over the world as a Tour Manager I’m here to help bust some of the most common coach holiday myths. Let’s crack on! Coach Holiday Myths – Let’s Get Busting! 1. Coach Holiday Myths – Only for Really Old People! Absolutely not. This is one of the most pervasive coach holiday myths. People often tell me that they aren’t old enough yet to take a coach holiday! Coach holidays attract a wide variety of… Read More »The Top 4 Coach Holiday Myths Busted!
Have you ever wondered what a coach holiday tour manager really does? It might seem like a perfect holiday job but it is far from that. It’s a wide reaching, varied and challenging role. First we need to know a bit more about what a Tour Manager actually is. What Is a Coach Holiday Tour Manager? A coach holiday Tour Manager is the person responsible for managing the holiday from the time it departs to the time it returns. This involves ensuring that guests experience the holiday they booked in line with their holiday contract. The Tour Manager is responsible… Read More »What a Coach Holiday Tour Manager Really Does – It’s Alot!
Are you looking for a Highland coach holiday? One which is based in Inverness with trips out to the surrounding Highlands? A Highland coach holiday which you can join by plane, train or drive yourself? Great – because SAGA have a new holiday for 2021 called the ‘Scottish Highlands Escape’. Having spent 25 years taking tours all over the world as a coach holiday Tour Manager I’m a bit of a coach holiday expert. Here is my detailed review of the Scottish Highlands Escape itinerary with practical information to help you get the most from this trip I have also… Read More »Highland Coach Holiday – A Lovely Way to Discover the Highlands
Interested in coach holidays? Want to learn about some exciting coach holiday trends and see what changes might stick around? I’ve spent over 25 years working as a coach holiday Tour Manager, taking coach holidays all over the world. It’s a great way to travel and it’s an industry that is always changing and adapting. There are some positive coach holiday trends which have come about as a result of Covid, although the industry was one of the hardest hit, due to the nature of it’s travel. Let’s see what’s been changing. 1. Coach Holiday Trends in 2021 It will… Read More »Coach Holiday Trends
10 Coach Holiday Hacks based on over 25 years taking coach holidays all over the world. Some hacks I have gleaned from my guests and some are my own. They will help you travel like a Coach Holiday Expert
Every considered coach holiday company differences when thinking of booking? There are big differences between smaller and larger coach holidays and these can have an impact on all aspects of the coach holiday experience. In this article I look at 4 main coach holiday company differences you consider when choosing a coach holiday company. Read on to get an idea of what type of coach holiday might suit your holiday plans. Coach Holiday Company Differences Number 1 Designing New Holidays There are some significant coach holiday company differences to consider when looking at how new tours are designed. Let’s look… Read More »Coach Holiday Company Differences – 4 Key Things to Know
Have you heard lots of bad things about coach holidays? As a result have you tended to avoid a coach holiday as an option for your travels? In this article I want to discuss some of the most common issues I have experienced over my 25 year career as a coach holiday tour manager. Instead of encouraging you to avoid a coach holiday completely I want to share how you can easily overcome the most common problems, which are often caused by misconceptions or lack of research. 1. Should You Avoid a Coach Holiday If You Don’t Like Other People?… Read More »Don’t Avoid a Coach Holiday – 6 Common Issues & How to Overcome Them
Have you seen the phrase ‘orientation tour’ and wondered what this coach trip terminology actually means? Do you know what the difference is between a orientation tour and a guided tour? There are some key differences you need to know about. Before we look at that let’s first cover what an orientation tour is. What Is An Orientation Tour? In relation to coach holidays an orientation tour is a tour led by someone who is not a qualified local guide. It’s purpose is to give you general practical information to help you find your way round. The tour might cover… Read More »Coach Trip Terminology – What Does an Orientation Tour Really Mean?
Having spent 25 years taking coach tour trips all over the world, as a Tour Manager, I have seen my guests experience all sorts of problems and issues. Many of those issues could have been prevented completely – saving guests money and frustration as a result. This list is based on the 10 most common issues I’ve seen guests experience on coach trips and how you can easily avoid the same issues. It’s all about knowing what to ask, look for or consider before you get to booking any coach trips, ensuring that the one you book is perfect for you.… Read More »Coach Trips – 10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before You Book
Are you looking for Australia Tours from the UK? Considering the trip of a lifetime to this wonderful country? Great! Then I have something that might help finding your perfect tour a little easier. I’ve compared Australia tours from 4 of the biggest operators, giving you detailed information on their itinerary to help you find which tour might suit you best. Tour itineraries do change and this article is meant to help you narrow down your choices for further research of your own – after all you know what you are interested in and what a tour that suits you… Read More »Australia Tours: 3 Top Trips Compared – Find Your Ideal One
Looking for An Azores Island Hopping Holiday? Do you want inside tips and information about the itinerary from someone who has been? Great! You are in the exactly the right place. I have taken 5 or 6 British groups on holidays to the Azores Island Hopping and it is somewhere I really enjoy visiting. If you haven’t already read it I would recommend my Azores Holidays Guide . This gives you a detailed overview of the main hotels, the main places visited, excursions and much more – it’s everything you need to know about the Azores, what to see and… Read More »Azores Island Hopping – In Depth Review of Fantastic Great Value Tour
I am lucky to have spent over 25 years taking coach holidays all over the world. In my role as a coach holiday Tour Manager I’ve met thousands of lovely passengers. They have told me the reasons they have chosen to take a coach holiday. Before we jump into my guests reason for choosing this type of holiday are these type of holidays a good idea in general? Is A Coach Holiday A Good Idea? A coach holiday can be a fantastic way to travel. Like any holiday there is lots of variety so research is vital to find the… Read More »9 Reasons To Choose A Coach Holiday – By Real Travellers
Do you want to understand more about coach holidays and Covid19 impacts? As the travel industry as a whole has been severaly impacted by Covid19 let’s look at coach holidays and Covid19 impacts – as there may be some things you hadn’t considered. Airlines have already been promoting what they are going to do to keep their travellers safe, introducing everything from compulsory face masks, to extra cleaning as well as removing onboard bistro services, cash payments and much more. Airports have also been introducing measures such as temperature checks, more use of online and ticketless travel and revised queuing… Read More »Coach Holidays and Covid19 – Potential Holiday Impacts