Taking a Busabout Tour: Q & A

Profile picture of
Gapyear.com

View Profile All Posts
Written by: Gapyear.com

 

Our friends over at Busabout have been chatting to some of their happy customers, and we thought we’d share the answers. Covering everything from advice for parents to the type of person a Busabout tour is best suited for, in this article you’ll find out everything you need to know to inspire your own trip!

What was your favourite thing about your Busabout trip?

The flexibility of being able to do what we wanted during the trip and having the option to change our plans last minute if we felt like it. It was also great to be able to talk to other travellers and get their advice on the places they’d been to. And obviously it was brilliant to have an incredibly friendly tour guide on hand to tell us about the history and culture of each place we visited!

What advice would you give someone considering a Busabout trip?

BOOK IT.  Best decision I ever made! Just don’t book accommodation too far ahead, embrace changes of plans, take advantage of guide knowledge, and any welcome activities when arriving in a new city.

What kind of person is a Busabout trip best suited for?

A wide range of people, from young people who have just finished school, to uni students, to people who have waited a little longer to travel. Basically, anyone who wants an affordable flexible way to travel through Europe or Asia.

Any advice for parents of young people considering Busabout?

For a first trip alone overseas, a Busabout trip is a perfect way to have that experience. People get the best of both worlds, as they’re looked after by fantastic guides on every bus, but also get to experience everything at their own pace.

Why choose Busabout over the alternatives, like InterRailing?

It worked out to be cheaper and more convenient than InterRailing, but offered the flexibility and independence that we wanted. Plus the fact we got to meet lots of new people (because it is hop-on-hop-off) instead of just one group like on a normal tour.

Was your trip easy to organise?

Yes, because of the Busabout MyTrip system, which allowed us to log in and plan our trip across the network, reserving spots on buses and even putting deposits on recommended accommodation! It’s good because it didn’t cost us anything to make reservations, or change them. We met lots of people travelling in different ways, like on trains, and they had loads of unexpected costs and had to spend hours in queues to make sure they got seats.

How does Busabout differ from other tour companies?

With Busabout you are not locked into one group for weeks on end; with the hop-on hop-off network you have a new group of people to travel with every day. You can then plan your trip around who you get on best with. They also have mini tours, which take you off the beaten track a bit or cover cool festivals.

Check out these top travel tours

Search

New Zealand’s Ultimate Road Trip

from £760

31 - 360 days

New Zealand

Discover the real New Zealand from the far North to the very far South. Experience all the hotspots as well...

Panoramic Peru

from £1335

11 days

Experience everything Peru has to offer, from ancient Inca ruins to delicious Pisco Sours. For an intro to Peru, this...

Adventure Morocco

from £318

8 days

Morocco

Journey around the earthly capital of Marrakesh before you jump on board a Jeep Safari through the sand dunes of...

Fantastic Morocco, Spain & Portugal

from £650

14 days

Morocco, Portugal, Spain

From Marrakesh to Madrid this fantastic tour visits three countries over 14 days. From couscous to tapas and from desert...

Southeast Asia’s Biggest Adventure – Do the Lot!

from £1620

40 - 365 days

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Do the Lot! The ultimate flexible hop-on, hop-off guided travel pass offering a fun and hassle-free way travel to Thailand,...

Grand Traverse – Both Islands

from £1400

15 days

New Zealand

In 2 weeks launching from Auckland you will see the best of both islands with a unique combination of camping...

South Island Heli Tour

from £3075

7 days

New Zealand

Welcome to New Zealand’s Ultimate Heli Ski Tour! Over 7 days we will heli 3 different mountain ranges and head...

All-Inclusive Ibiza Beach Camp

from £120

2 days

Spain

Join us this summer at their beautiful beach camp in the paradise known as Ibiza!

Sail Split to Dubrovnik

from £192

8 days

Croatia

Soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes at a waterfront bar, visit the long pebbly beaches and palm fringed port of Makarska.

South East Asia Highlights

from £1550

44 days

Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand...

From the hustle and bustle of some of South East Asia’s most dynamic and modern cities to tropical rainforests and...

Search

The Great Kimberley Overland (Basix)

from £1648

Explore Australia’s rugged Kimberley region on this 13-day adventure through the red heart of the west. Explore the underground caves...

Fall Colours of New England USA

from £2175

Hugging the continent’s rugged, spectacular north-eastern coast, New England calls to those who want to get close to America’s natural...

Central & Eastern Europe Highlights

Central and Eastern Europe is the crossroads of a continent, and it has the castles, palaces, and monuments to prove...

Montenegro Sailing – Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

from £629

Sail the Adriatic with this eight-day Montenegro tour, conveniently starting and ending in Dubrovnik. Witness the dramatic scenery and impressive...

Explore Alaska

from £1071

Alaska may be part of the USA, but it feels like another world. This trip gives the freedom to hike,...

Galapagos & Peru Adventure

from £3986

Visit South America and travel to the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater,...

The Big Balkan

from £1862

Boom! You’re about to have the best time on this bulked-out Balkan adventure. We’re taking you from Dubrovnik to Bulgaria,...

Road to Marrakech

from £1206

Kick back and bask in the winter sun while the rest of Europe shivers. Taking in Spain, Portugal and Morocco,...

European Horizons

from £1799

The Mediterranean means "the middle of the Earth", and this fabulous European tour begins at its very heart as we...

Morocco Journey

from £1019

From atop towering Moroccan dunes, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience...

Find more travel interviews

Search
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]