How to Compare Bus Tours

Travelling almost all over the world can be done on a bus. Bus tours usually provide value to the travellers however, not all bus tours will be the same. Nobody tour company will ever satisfy everyone’s needs for travel. Here we provide some tips on comparing bus tours. Generally, the very best tours deliver what they promise.

Size of tour

The tour size depends upon many factors, mainly the bus size. However some specialty tours, like photography, cooking, and other interest tours limit numbers because of other reasons. In nearly all cases the conditions of the air-conditioned buses are excellent and their maintenance is current. They provide comfortable seats and other amenities like toilets on board. Small tours range between 8 to 20 participants, while large bus tours range from 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 apart from 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 make it more comfortable.

Be sure to do sufficient research to verify that the tour company meets your expectations of travel. Some bus tour companies own their buses and staff a casual, others hire buses but have permanent staff. Each business model has its advantages and disadvantages. Toronto Niagara Tours claim to function as “best”. Small tour groups tend to be more intimate for many reasons, as 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 individuals the small tours offer a the least 2 night stays so that participants do not have to pack and unpack every day. Most of the cheap tours move hotels each day to pack as much into the itinerary as possible.

Tips for bus tour travellers

Check that the provider is reputable

Go with the smallest group size you can afford

Confirm that the accommodation is in the town (not the outskirts)

Avoid tours with multiple one-night stays

Require authentic food experiences and understand what meals are included

Browse 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 supply the best experience for those who enjoy culture, history and meeting new people.