From the prehistoric ruins of Stonehenge to the Roman-built spas of Bath; from the gentle beauty of the Cotswolds to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, Britain manages to pack plenty of diversity into a relatively compact space. There are so many iconic sights and experiences that it can be difficult to tailor your wish list into a concise itinerary, which is where a guided coach tour can be a great option. As well as ticking off all your bucket list items, you’ll have an experienced guide to lead you off the beaten path and share with you the hidden gems.
It’s a good idea to choose a coach tour that includes all the main attractions in the cost of your tour, not just because it means you can forget about entry fees, and instead enjoy special VIP access to many sites. You can also choose to add optional extras that will make your holiday even more special, such as a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia or an evening of traditional Welsh food and entertainment.
To truly experience a destination, you need to see how the locals live, and embrace those customs for yourself. It may be as simple as a lesson in scone-making in an Irish farmhouse kitchen or a pub lunch in a quiet Somerset village, but each experience offers a fresh insight into the real Britain.
No need to agonise over choosing the right hotel in the right location at the right price in every stop along the way. A guided coach tour means those decisions have been taken care of, so you can be assured of a good night’s sleep in a hotel that’s comfortable and in a great location.
Maybe you’re concerned that taking a coach tour will mean every moment is scheduled for you. You may be surprised to learn that many tours build freedom and flexibility into their itineraries so that you have the time to explore on your own. You may want to browse those little shops for the perfect souvenir or just sit in a sidewalk café and soak up the atmosphere – you have the freedom to decide.
Private touring is a relatively new concept that some coach tours now offer, which allow you to experience the beauty and history of the destination with all the important people in your life. Group sizes can vary from a cosy couple to an extended family of two dozen and you’ll retain all the benefits of joining a standard coach tour, such as a dedicated tour director, private transportation and driver and the usual visits and VIP access. Love the look of a certain tour itinerary but don’t fancy a particular highlight? Not a problem – you can tailor the itinerary to suit the interests of your group.
If you’re longing for Liverpool, keen on the Cotswolds or seeking a Scottish sojourn, there’s a guided coach tour to suit you – ask your personal travel manager for options.