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Saga vs. Travelsphere: Touring Holidays to Italy Compared

Trying to decide about touring holidays to Italy? Italy is a very popular destination with 6.4 million visitors travelling there in 2022. That means there is plenty of choice when it comes to Italian coach holidays. In this article, I’ve compiled a side-by-side comparison of all the coach holidays to Italy available from two of the main holiday companies in the UK – Saga and Travelsphere. (Saga Holidays are now the same as Titan Holiday). Read on to compare coach trips to Italy and find your favourite trip quickly and easily. Touring Holidays to Italy with Saga Holidays Saga Holidays… Read More »Saga vs. Travelsphere: Touring Holidays to Italy Compared

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16 Essential Coach Holiday Hand Luggage Items – Expert Guide

Planning on taking a coach holiday? The size available for hand luggage on coach holidays is much smaller than on airplanes. Here on some helpful tips based on my 36 years as a coach holiday tour manager to help you plan and pack your coach holiday hand luggage. Links You Might Find Helpful:Huge Selection of Escorted Tours from Tour Radar10 Must Know Things Before Booking a Coach HolidayCoach Holidays – Everything You Need to Know Coach Holiday Hand Luggage – Luggage Size The overhead racks on coaches are much smaller than the overhead lockers/bins on planes. For most coaches, a… Read More »16 Essential Coach Holiday Hand Luggage Items – Expert Guide

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Coach Holiday Meals – What to Ask Before You Book a Trip

Are you planning on taking a coach holiday? Coach holiday meals vary. Sometimes it’s just breakfast that is included, sometimes it’s all evening meals as well. Meals can often be a source of frustration for guests. This is often because they assume what is included rather than checking. With around 5 million people taking coach holidays each year in the UK – that’s a lot of meals to organise! Here are my top tips to ensure you know what you need to ask in advance. Asking these questions will ensure your coach holiday meals are exactly what you were expecting… Read More »Coach Holiday Meals – What to Ask Before You Book a Trip

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Discover the Best Seats on a Coach Holiday With These Tips

Thinking of taking a coach holiday? Wondering what the best seats on the coach are? Here’s my guide to where the best place to sit on a coach is. For now, let’s just say that the best seat is not necessarily the front seat! With 49 seats to choose from on a standard coach, there is plenty of choice. Read on to learn what the best seat on a coach actually is. Links You Might Find Helpful:Lots of Coach Holidays from TourRadarRead More About Coach HolidaysTips to Help Travel Sickness Best Coach Seats Best Seats on a Coach – Coach… Read More »Discover the Best Seats on a Coach Holiday With These Tips

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Optional and Included Coach Excursions – What Are They?

Heard the term coach excursion? Not sure what it means? A coach excursion is a tour that takes place during a coach holiday. There is usually a mix of included excursions in a holiday. These are included in the overall price of the holiday. Optional excursions are extra tours that you pay an additional fee for – either in advance when you book your holiday or whilst you are away. With 5 million people taking coach holidays each year, there are an awful lot of excursions being organised. Here’s everything you need to know about each type of coach holiday… Read More »Optional and Included Coach Excursions – What Are They?

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What Crossing the Channel is Like on a Coach Holiday

Does your coach holiday involve crossing the channel? With over 21 million people just using the Channel Tunnel in 2019 there’s a lot of traffic across this busy route. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the differences in crossing the channel on a coach. It’s a very different experience than going as an individual either as a foot passenger or in a car. Links You Might Find Helpful:Huge Selection of Escorted Tours from Tour Radar10 Must Know Things Before Booking a Coach HolidayCoach Holidays – Everything You Need to Know Crossing the Channel by Ferry The… Read More »What Crossing the Channel is Like on a Coach Holiday

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What is a Cruise Escort and What Do They Do?

Ever wondered what the role of a cruise escort is? Well here’s my guide based on doing the role several times over the course of my coach holiday career. It may be a bit different from what you think! What is a Cruise Escort? Cruise Ship Escort The Role A cruise escort is there to just accompany the cruise on behalf of the holiday company. In theory, there is little for them to do because everything should be organised and resolved with the cruise ship company, who will be arranging all the excursions, activities, accommodation, entertainment, and meals. How the… Read More »What is a Cruise Escort and What Do They Do?

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Coach Holiday Seating: Know the Policy Before You Book

Coach holiday seating is an important part of any holiday. There is nothing worse than spending a week or more in a seat on the coach with a column running through it so there is little view (yes coaches do have these!). Coach holiday companies all have different seating policies so it’s important to understand what this is for your holiday to avoid any disappointment or confusion. With 49 seats on a standard size coach it’s important to know where you will be sitting during your coach holiday! Read on for everything you need to know and ask about in… Read More »Coach Holiday Seating: Know the Policy Before You Book

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Tour Guide Vs Tour Manager – What’s the Difference?

There is a huge difference between a tour guide vs Tour Manager. The Institute of Tour Guiding gives the following definition; Tourist Guide Person who guides visitors in the language of their choice and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area, which person normally possesses an area-specific qualification usually issued and/or recognised by the appropriate authority. Tour Manager Person who manages and supervises the itinerary on behalf of the tour operator, ensuring the program is carried out as described in the tour operator’s literature and sold to the traveller/consumer and who gives local practical information. Read on to… Read More »Tour Guide Vs Tour Manager – What’s the Difference?

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11 Coach Holiday Hacks to Help You Have a Great Trip

Planning on taking a coach holiday? Over 5 million take coach holidays from the UK each year so it’s a great holiday choice. I’ve taken over 9,500 people on coach holidays all over the world. That makes me a bit of a Coach Holiday Expert. I’m sharing my list of 10 Coach Holiday Hacks to help you have an even better coach holiday. Links You Might Find Helpful:Huge Range of Escorted and Touring Holidays from TourRadar10 Essential Things You Need to Know Before Booking a Coach HolidayEverything You Need to Know About Coach Holidays 1. Coach Holiday Hacks – Do… Read More »11 Coach Holiday Hacks to Help You Have a Great Trip

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Understand The Crucial Role of a Coach Holiday Driver

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. Read on to learn much more about the role of a coach holiday driver in particular, including duties, responsibilities, and driving regulations. There’s a bit more to it than just driving! Links You Might Find Helpful:Great Escorted and Touring Holidays from TourRadarUnderstand the Role of a Coach Holiday Tour Manager10 Crucial Things to Know Before You Book a Coach Holiday 1. Coach Holiday Driver – The Driving Bit Let’s start with the actual driving… Read More »Understand The Crucial Role of a Coach Holiday Driver

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4 Coach Holiday Myths – Busted (By A Coach Holiday Expert)

Have you ever considered a coach holiday? Perhaps you have heard that coach holidays are only for older people or people who don’t walk very well? There are lots of 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! Links You Might Find Helpful:Great Escorted and Touring Holidays from TourRadarUnderstand the Role of a Coach Holiday Tour Manager10 Crucial Things to Know Before You Book a Coach Holiday Coach Holiday Myths –… Read More »4 Coach Holiday Myths – Busted (By A Coach Holiday Expert)

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What Seat on a Coach is Best to Avoid Travel Sickness?

Are you thinking of taking a coach holiday? Wondering what seat on a coach is best to avoid travel sickness? Here are my tips on the best seats to help you avoid travel sickness. These tips are based on a regular coach with 49 seats. Links You Might Find Helpful:Lots of Touring and Escorted Holidays from TourRadar10 Things You Need to Know Before Booking a Coach HolidayCoach Holidays – All You Need to Know What Seat on a Coach is Best To Avoid Travel Sickness? What seat on a coach is best to avoid travel sickness? Front Seats The best… Read More »What Seat on a Coach is Best to Avoid Travel Sickness?

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Coach Holiday Tour Manager – All You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered what a coach holiday tour manager does? Read on to discover more about this role, which could be key to your holiday experience. Find out more so you can get the best from your Tour Manager on your next coach holiday. This article is an in-depth look at the role based on my 36-year experience of being a coach holiday Tour Manager for various coach holiday companies. Firstly, let’s just clarify some language. Tour Manager, Tour Director, Program Director – these all generally describe a similar sort of role. For now, let’s find out more about… Read More »Coach Holiday Tour Manager – All You Need to Know

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Booking a Touring Holiday

Are you thinking of taking a touring holiday? Want to know a bit more before you decide what to book? I’ve taken over 9500 guests on coach tours all over the world. This list is based on that experience and it’s here to help you know what to think about and ask before you book. Check it out now. Links You Might Find Helpful:Lots of Touring & Escorted Holidays from TourRadar9 Reasons to Book a Coach HolidayCoach Holidays – All You Need to Know Touring Holiday Touring Holiday 1. Know Exactly What Is Included Before You Book There is nothing… Read More »10 Things You Need to Know Before Booking a Touring Holiday

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Coach Holiday to Lake Garda Review – Tips & Insights

Are you looking for a coach holiday to Lake Garda? This is a detailed itinerary review of the Southern Shores of Lake Garda tour which is offered by Saga Holidays. This tour stays in Sirmione, at the Southern end of Lake Garda. It has a good mix of free time and excursions to help you make the most of your time in this wonderful spot. It is quite an expensive option but if you want VIP transport from home, a Tour Manager, 4 included excursions and all your evening meals then it may be worth it. Important: I am sharing… Read More »Coach Holiday to Lake Garda Review – Tips & Insights

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Coach Holidays for Single Travellers – 3 Key Things to Know

Are you a single traveller? Solo travel is on the increase and predicted to grow further, up from 19% in 2019 to 23%. There are several coach holidays for single travellers. Here are the main 3 types of coach holidays available; If you are not sure which option suits you best check out this guide and find the perfect coach holiday for you. Check out this guide below to learn more about the options if you are a single traveller looking to go on a coach holiday, and find your perfect trip. Links You Might Find Helpful:Key Things You Need… Read More »Coach Holidays for Single Travellers – 3 Key Things to Know

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Douro River Cruise In Depth Review: By a Tour Manager

Looking for Douro River cruise reviews? Check out this in-depth review of this lovely Douro River Cruise – which includes photos and videos I took while on this trip. I’m sharing everything I learned to help you decide if this is the perfect cruise for you. I’m also comparing two cruises – one operated by SAGA and one operated by Riviera. I have done the SAGA one but they are both very similar in terms of tours and timings. Read on to find your perfect Douro river cruise. Links You Might Find Helpful:Find Out All About Coach HolidaysTop Tips for… Read More »Douro River Cruise In Depth Review: By a Tour Manager

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Coach Holiday Companies – Is Bigger Better?

Ever considered coach holiday companies and their differences when thinking of booking? There are big differences between smaller and larger coach holiday companies 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. Links You Might Find Helpful:Escorted Holiday Selection from TourRadar10 Crucial Things You Need to Know About Coach HolidaysAll You Need to Know About Coach Holidays Coach… Read More »Coach Holiday Companies – Is Bigger Better?

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Don’t Avoid a Coach Holiday – You Are Missing a Great Trip

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. Links You Might Find Helpful:Huge Selection of Touring Holidays at TourRadar10 Essential Things… Read More »Don’t Avoid a Coach Holiday – You Are Missing a Great Trip

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What Is An Orientation Tour? Coach Holiday Terminology

Have you seen the phrase ‘orientation tour’ and wondered what it means? Do you know what the difference is between an orientation tour and a guided tour? There are some key differences you need to know about. Read on to learn all you need to know about this coach trip terminology and what it might mean for your holiday experience if you see this on your itinerary. Links You Might Find Helpful:Escorted and Touring Holidays from TourRadar10 Crucial Things to Know Before You Book a Coach HolidayCoach Holidays – All You Need to Know 1. What Does an Orientation Tour… Read More »What Is An Orientation Tour? Coach Holiday Terminology

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Azores Island Hopping Review

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 what to do! (If you are new… Read More »Azores Island Hopping Review

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Are Coach Holidays Worth It? Here’s 9 Reasons Why They Are

If you have ever wondered ‘Are coach holidays worth it?’ then you might be interested in these 9 reasons why they are. They are based on feedback I’ve received from guests on coach holidays. I’ve taken over 9,500 people on coach holidays all over the world. Read on to see what they say. Links You Might Find Helpful:Huge Range of Escorted and Touring Holidays from Tour RadarCoach Holidays – All You Need to Know 9 Reasons to Choose a Coach Holiday Are Coach Holidays Worth It? 1. Coach Holidays Can Include Alot in Their Itineraries If you have done your… Read More »Are Coach Holidays Worth It? Here’s 9 Reasons Why They Are

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