If you’re the kind of person that loves to travel but doesn’t want to worry about anything other than “did I pack my passport?”, then a guided coach tour may be something to consider for your next adventure. Whether it’s a daytrip in Ontario, a North American getaway or an overseas vacation, you can sit back, relax and soak up all that your chosen destination has to offer when you travel with a coach tour.
Read below to learn more about guided coach tours and discover all the benefits this mode of travel has to offer.
Guided coach tours are carefully crafted to leave you free to enjoy your vacation and discover all that your destination has to offer while leaving the guidebooks at home. Whether you’re going on a day trip to Stratford or headed abroad to Italy, all you have to worry about is meeting your group at the designated meetup spot and boarding the coach. You won’t have to stress about researching the best sites to visit, booking reservations, pre-purchasing tickets to an attraction, or driving in unfamiliar regions and trying to find adequate parking —it’s all taken care of. The tour company will provide you with an itinerary that includes stops at the iconic, must-see sites of your vacation spot, while also allowing you to experience a taste of local culture and visit the very best hidden gems.
When embarking on a multi-day tour, everything from accommodation, excursions and meals to transportation and the services of a tour director are also included.
For the entirety of your trip, you’ll be escorted by a tour director who is available to ensure everything on your tour runs smoothly. They are also armed with ample knowledge of each site on your itinerary and can provide unique insight, as well as answer any questions you have, to enhance your experience and bring the destination to life.
Always in the Know
Regardless of how often rules, regulations and travel norms may change throughout each travel destination, tour companies and tour directors will always have the latest knowledge. They will guide you on the current requirements and protocols, so you can simply enjoy your tour without any worries.
Value for Your Money
Travelling as a group also allows you to take advantage of group pricing. When building a coach tour itinerary and purchasing tickets for attractions like a Blue Jays game or the production of Hamilton, the tour company is able to get a better deal because they’re buying the tickets in bulk—so you get a better value for your money. They also often have access to tickets before they’re available to the general public.
Skip the Lines and Get the VIP Treatment
Often times, tour companies are able to arrange better seating for events, closer parking to a venue or they’re able to skip long lines for attractions. When travelling on your own, you may spend several hours waiting in lines depending on how popular the attraction is—that’s time you could have spent taking in the sights had you travelled with a tour group.
While many travellers love classic coach tours, choosing to book one doesn’t always mean that it has to have all the traditional elements of group travel, like fully planned itineraries. There are also plenty of options that provide more flexibility and free time for you to explore on your own during your vacation.
Additionally, there are itineraries available that are perfect for solo travellers that don’t have a travel companion, but still want affordable pricing and the comfort of a group.
Booking a Guided Coach Tour
Now that you’re up to speed on guided coach tours, you might be ready to browse some options.
CAA Niagara has its own coach tour division called Journeys, which offers day tours and multi-day tours, taking travellers throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Every tour with Journeys is pre-planned and expertly designed to create the trip of a lifetime. Take a look at Journeys’ upcoming tours here.