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Escorted Coach Tours

Ninety Mile Beach

What level of accommodation can I expect?

Relaxing Journeys have detailed accommodation day by day on each itinerary. Please have a good look as each tour varies quite a bit. Generally speaking there are two types of escorted coach tours available – low cost & premium.

‘Low Cost’ tours use hotel accommodation around the 3 to 3 1/2 star level. ‘Premium’ tours use hotel accommodation around the 3 1/2 to 5 star level. ‘Premium’ tours generally also have more activities included in the itinerary and more multi-night stopovers.


Escorted coach tours include a coach driver & guide or a driver guide who will make sure everything runs smoothly, including booking any optional activities and providing you with tour commentary and support when you reach your destination. Premium & Low Cost escorted coach tours use the same luxury 5 star coaches that can hold up to 49 people.

Who Will We Be Travelling With?

Escorted Tours are officially open age tours, but generally travellers are aged 50+ and come from all over the world. You will be travelling with the same people during your tour and you will all be staying at the same accommodation. Some of the shorter itineraries are subsets of a larger itinerary and so you may effectively join a tour half way through or travel only the first half of the itinerary.

Departure Dates

Escorted coach tours only run on scheduled departure dates so you need to plan your holiday around the start date of the tour you wish to book. Departure dates are sometimes cancelled if there are not enough travellers for the tour to be viable, however most operators provide guaranteed departures dates and Relaxing Journeys can check to see how viable the tour date is and let you know before you commit to paying your deposit.

Best Price Guarantee

Relaxing Journeys have a Price Guarantee in place thats ensures you will not find a better price for your guided coach tour anywhere else – in the world!

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