In these austerity times, more and more people are warming to the idea of a ‘staycation’ – taking your holiday in the UK, rather than flying abroad. Even though holidaying in Britain was very much the norm in the 1970s and 1980s, most people today see a vacation in a foreign country as the most worthwhile holiday option.
Now that purse strings and wallet clasps have re-tightened, UK holidays are popular once again. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of enquiries received by UK travel firms about holidays in Britain rose by 32%, and as many as three out of every four people admitted they’d be taking a staycation in the next year.
If you’re thinking about a staycation, then you might want to consider booking yourself a coach tour holiday that allows you to see all that Britain has to offer.
Efficient and effective coach services
Your best bet for a relaxing staycation is a privately run company that offers special tours and holidays to popular tourist spots and historical destinations around the UK. Thousands of routes exist all across the country.
Often, a touring holiday comes with an experienced and expert guide. They will make sure of your comfort at all times, and once you arrive at your destination, they will show you around (if you want them to), making sure you get the most from your time.
Don’t worry about planning
If you book yourself on a coach tour, most aspects of the journey will be planned for you, including arranging your accommodation, taking care of your luggage, and planning the logistics of getting from home to your destination and back. The company might also be able to arrange special deals for you so you can jump the queues at certain tourist hot spots, or save money on entrance fees.
Save yourself a fortune
A self-drive family holiday in the UK is probably more expensive that you think. When you factor in fuel costs, the wear and tear to your vehicle, the cost of any ferries you may need to use, road tolls, additional insurance, roadside recovery and repairs, it all adds up. If you book a coach holiday instead, then you’re saving yourself all these costs. Your coach will always be ready for you, waiting to take you to your next port of call when and where necessary, and you can also enjoy your evenings out more without worrying about how you’re going to get home if the wine starts to flow a little freely.
Take the coach
If you’re planning to cut your holiday costs, then you’ll probably be surprised at just how much you can save with a staycation, as well as just how much Britain has to offer. You can save even more money and save yourself the hassle of having sort out so many aspects of your holiday by taking the coach to the best tourist locations in the UK.
For more information, and to book your first staycation, speak to Mayday Travel now.