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Coach Tours - What to know Before you Go!

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Coach Tours - What to know Before you Go!


Global Coach Tours sell only the best tours to their customers. Trafalgar are one of the best coach tour operators out there and this is reflected in their ever growing popularity. Their attention to detail is renowned and this can be seen in their very useful guides to travelling. Take a look below on their guide on what to know before travelling on your remarkable coach tour.


Are Airport transfers included

Transfers will depend on the trip you choose and vary amongst destinations. In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London). You’ll find specific information on your Trafalgar itinerary’s page.

Do I need travel insurance?

Trafalgar strongly recomhat you purchase travel insurance for peace of mind before and during your trip. It’s important that you protect yourself in case of trip cancellations, baggage delays or loss of baggage, and medical expenses. If future Global Coach Tours travelers need any helpful information on travel insurance, Consumers Advocate and both have written wonderful resources.

Will I need a passport?

Passports are needed when travelling outside of your home country. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.

Will I need a visa?

You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Obtaining visas can take up to six weeks prior to your departure. Trafalgar strongly advise that you consult your travel agent and the local Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting well in advance to determine which visas they require.

Why do I need to Express Check-In?

Trafalgar's Express Check-In helps us provide you with the best possible travel experience, and so we can collect important details. We’ll use the information to tailor your trip, plus we’ll take your passport details and next-of-kin contacts.

When will I receive my booking documents?


Trafalgar Travel documents are usually sent 21 days prior to your trip's departure by e-mail.


How much luggage can I bring?


You can bring one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30” x 18” x 10”) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50 lbs) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the Trafalgar coach and does not have telescopic handles.


Is luggage handling provided?

Trafalgar provide all baggage handling at no extra charge. One suitcase per person will be brought to your hotel room.


Are tips included?

Trafalgar will check you in, look after your luggage and take care of all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities –whether it is for restaurant staff, chambermaids or porters.


Can I bring a wheelchair on my trip?

Yes, in most circumstances you’re able to travel with a wheelchair on your trip, as long as you’re travelling with someone who’s willing to provide personal assistance. Please advise Trafalgar at the time of booking if you plan to bring a wheelchair to ensure we can meet your requirements.

Will I need to pack formal clothes?

This will depend on not only your personal preference, but the destinations you’re visiting and the time of year you’ll be travelling. Trafalgar recommend bringing at least one smart outfit for special evenings.

Will I need any vaccinations?

This will depend on your trip destinations. Speak to your travel agent or doctor to find out if vaccinations are required for the countries you will be visiting. If you’re taking medication or suffer from any form of illness, ensure you have an adequate supply of medication before departing for your holiday. For more information, Trafalgar recommend that you visit your country's travel health and advice bureau website.

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