What Should I Pack for a Bus Tour?

busIf you're taking a bus tour by yourself or with a group, a little bit of smart packing will let you sit back and relax.

  • Plan on a small carry-on to take with you on the bus. This should be something like a backpack or tote that can hold what you may need throughout the day. Consider books or other distractions to pass the time. You can also pack electronic items such as a music player or headset. Also, make sure you have important things like any medicines, glasses, or tickets. Don't forget a snack!
  • Your larger suitcase with the majority of your clothes and shoes will be stowed underneath the bus. These tours often cover a wide variety of territory, so make sure you pack for daily activities, restaurants, and inclement weather. Your tour company will let you know if you need special items for your destination.
  • Clearly label your luggage and use any bag tags provided.
  • Ask ahead if you will have to carry your own luggage at any time during the tour. If the answer is yes, make sure you have wheeled luggage that is not too heavy.

Make the Most Out of Group Travel

Traveling with a guided group is a great way to see the sights. It lets others take care of the details while you concentrate on enjoying yourself. Kish Travel Specialists recommend the following for group travel:

  • group-tripsGroup trips can be successful if you remember to use the tour company's expertise. Make sure you check the day-by-day itinerary. Your guides have done careful planning because they are the experts in the locale. Don't, however, hesitate to ask for a little more time at a location that really interests you. Others in your group may be happy you asked for 15 more minutes at an interesting sight.
  • Always speak up and ask your guide questions. Often, the tour director has visited the area many times before, but may not always share all his/her information. Asking a question may spark a whole new conversation filled with interesting facts. Talk to your fellow tour members. Some may be familiar with the sight you are visiting. It's a great way to get to know your surroundings and make new friends.
  • Compromise on some aspects of your tour. If you are not sure whether you want to visit a certain place along the way, take a breath and go. You'll often be pleasantly surprised at what you find. On the other hand, if you feel you truly need a break, let your guide know ahead of time and work out a way to meet up with the group at a later point. Take advantage of the knowledge and friendliness of the tour guide and participants to make your adventure more enjoyable.

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