Travelling almost all over the world can be done on a bus. Bus tours usually provide good value to the travellers however, not all bus tours are the same. No-one tour company will ever satisfy everyone’s needs for travel. Here we offer some tips on comparing bus tours. Generally, the very best tours deliver what they promise.
Size of tour
The tour size is determined by many factors, mainly the bus size. However some specialty tours, like photography, cooking, and other interest tours limit numbers because of other reasons. In the majority of cases the conditions of the air-conditioned buses are great and their maintenance is up to date. They offer comfortable seats and other amenities like toilets up to speed. Small tours range from 8 to 20 participants, while large bus tours range between 20 to 55 participants.
Cheap, value or luxury tour
The cheapest bus tours are ridiculously cheap and generally participants pay extra for everything. Nothing is included other than travel and the accommodation.
Luxury bus tours generally include everything and offer luxury accommodation options and may even have several empty seats on the bus to create it more comfortable.
Be sure you do sufficient research to verify that the tour company meets your expectations of travel. Some bus tour companies own their buses and staff an informal, others hire buses but have permanent staff. Each business model has its benefits and drawbacks. All generally claim to function as “best”. Small tour groups tend to be more intimate for most reasons, while the larger groups are herded about form spot to place with military precision.
Confirm that there is sufficient time at the attractions to take pleasure from them and for many people the small tours offer a the least 2 night stays in order that participants do not have to pack and unpack each day. Lots of the cheap tours move hotels every day to pack as much into the itinerary as possible.
Costa del Sol for bus tour travellers
Check that the provider is reputable
Go with the tiniest group size you could afford
Concur that the accommodation is in the town (not the outskirts)
Avoid tours with multiple one-night stays
Ask for authentic food experiences and understand what meals are included
Read the fine-print including inclusions, exclusions and cancellation policies
When you compare prices – compare total costs, not just up front tour costs
In summary, not all tours are the same. Smaller value tours often provide the best experience for individuals who enjoy culture, history and meeting new people.