Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

European Vacations for Unwary Travellers; Newcomers Advised to Go by Coach

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

European Vacations for Unwary Travellers; Newcomers Advised to Go by Coach

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Byline: Corey Bertalli Manager Grafton Travel

THE 2017 coach touring brochures and prices are in our office, so if you are planning that trip of a lifetime to Europe next year and you are wanting to see as much as you can for a reasonable price then a coach holiday is the way to go.

Prices have just been released for next year with savings up to 10% of the tour price if you book early.

The early bird airfare deals that go along with your coach tour are some of the cheapest prices to fly to Europe I have seen in a while.

We talk to clients on a daily basis who are unsure if a coach holiday is what they want. They like the idea of someone looking after them but they don't like the idea of their day to day itinerary being organised.

They then consider the car hire option. It too appeals to some clients as it brings with it the flexibility of being able to go where you want when you want and stay there a little bit longer if you want to. Weighing these things up will help you decide if car hire or coaching is the way to go for you.

I prefer coach touring. Coach companies these days set a very high standard and compete to have the highest customer satisfaction rating.

The best things about coach touring is that if it's your first time overseas and only have a limited amount of time to visit different cities and tourist attractions, then booking a coach tour will be the way to go.

All the work has been done for you. They have sourced the best hotels, which are generally of a high standard and quite central, plus they will always get a cheaper rate then you and I can get.

The transport between point A and Point B is taken care of, there is no dragging your luggage down to a train station to put on a train or trying to fit it in a car whose boot is too small.

The sightseeing and attractions are all taken care of so you go straight there, no pulling out maps or walking aimlessly around small cobbled stone streets trying to find a particular building that was built back in the 1500s. …

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