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Planning a Shopping Trip? Why Not Take the Coach?

By 26th December 2014October 15th, 2016Day Trips, Short Breaks

If you love shopping but hate the hassle of organising transport, the coach presents a great alternative. Likewise, if you live for designer gear but hate driving on the motorway, let your coach driver get you there in style.

Coach travel will leave you feeling relaxed when you arrive to begin your shopping spree, and able to sit back and enjoy the ride when you are ready to head home.

You don’t need to drive, you travel in comfortable surroundings and there’s plenty of storage space for everything you’ve bought. What’s not to love?

Take the coach for your shopping trip

Take the coach for your shopping trip

Car vs Coach: Fight!

Heading out for a day at the local shopping centre means filling the car with petrol, paying a congestion charge on some routes, ensuring there’s space for everyone and then planning the route to avoid rush hour traffic.

When you arrive at where you’re wanting to spend your hard earned cash, you’ll need to find somewhere to park – ideally somewhere within two miles of the entrance – and figure out how to pay. As you shop, you’re clock-watching all the time to make sure you don’t get a ticket.

It’s more like a part time job than a fun excursion with the girls, and by the time you step through the doors, you’ll be stressed out and exhausted.

Travel by coach and all of the stress is eliminated. Enjoy the journey… let someone else drive. Step onto the coach in your home town and step off at your destination. No parking, no hassle and a chauffer-driven service.

There’s also the opportunity to spread your shopping wings and go further afield than you normally would. This can turn shopping into a special occasion – a day out, even! A special trip is a great way to spend the day with friends; you can catch up during the journey, and take the advantage of visiting new towns and cities on trips organised by the coach company.

Places We Go

If you’ve only ever shopped locally, travelling by coach can open up a world of opportunity to visit locations both in the UK and further afield.

Bag bargains and pick up special gifts that are different to anything you’d find in your local shopping centre:

  • A trip to London is always exciting, particularly if you live out of town. Combining it with a historical makes it a visit to remember. With Mayday Travel, you can experience the sights and sounds of Camden Lock Market  – by canal boat if that is something you’d love to do once you’ve arrived in the city – and you’ll find a huge range of souvenirs to browse through.
  • Bruges and Lille make for great destinations to find local produce with an international flavour. Lille is located on the Belgian border, giving it a unique flavour of both Belgium and France.
  • A visit to De Panne in Belgium is essential for both the stunning beach in the town and the chocolate factory you can visit on the way home.

What to do if you’d like to go shopping by coach

If the idea of a shopping trip by coach has inspired you to want to find out more, talk to Mayday Travel. Ask us for a list of scheduled destinations. Once you’ve researched your shopping destination, choose a date and make a booking.

Our coaches are comfortable and stylish, and we have more than enough storage space for even the most avid shopper. Christmas may be over, but now’s the perfect time to start planning your gift buying trips in 2015.