It’s hard to beat a coach tour for lack-of-hassle factor, and operators have been getting ever-more adventurous in terms of destinations. Just Go Holidays and Leger Holidays both offer trips from the UK to Croatia, providing a flight-free way to sell an already-enticing mix of culture-filled cities and Adriatic islands. Suggest Leger’s Dubrovnik and Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast for a comprehensive tour of the highlights, including the capital and its stone-walled Old Town, plus Split, Sibenik, Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes, where

vivid turquoise lagoons glow amid the foliage. Book it: Leger Holidays’ 14-night trip costs from £1,599, including accommodation, some meals, overnight ferry crossing and coach travel.


There’s something pretty special about the Tyrol, with its mirror-like lakes and flowering meadows, soaring peaks and icy slopes, and it’s even more enchanting in the autumn months when the trees turn copper-coloured and the air turns crisp. Grand UK Holidays has an eight-day autumn tour taking in the best of the region with visits to

Kitzbuhel, Rattenberg, the Ziller Valley, Grossglockner Glacier and beyond from a base in Hohe Tauern National

Park, where mountains and waterfalls abound at every turn. Book it: The Tyrolean All-Inclusive trip costs from £769 including accommodation, coach travel, ferry crossings, all meals and house drinks, with various pick-up points in the UK, departing September 26.


Exceptional food, picturesque villages and charming seaside towns come together in the Italian Riviera, typified by glamorous Portofino, where swanky yachts bob beside pastel-hued houses, and in Cervo, where coffee shops and galleries line cobbled streets. Just Go Holidays combines both with explorations in Monaco, Monte Carlo, Nice and beyond on a 10-day coach trip from the UK that takes in both sides of the Italian-French border from a base in Diano Marina, capturing all the glitz and

glamour you’d expect of this legendary coastline. Book it: From £699 including accommodation with break- fast and dinner, local drinks, coach travel, ferry crossings and excursions, for departures June to September 2021.

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Target younger clients wanting to tick off all the key sights in one with an epic Europe-wide trip. Topdeck has a 16-day

European Emperor extravaganza leaving from London that takes in Paris, Bordeaux, Barcelona, the French Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Venice, Florence and Rome, from £2,299 including accommodation, some meals and outbound Channel crossing (May to September 2021). Sister brand Contiki has a

12-day European Discovery tour starting and ending in London with stops in Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, Munich, Innsbruck, the Austrian Tyrol, Venice, Rome, Lucerne and beyond, from £1,657, with departures from April 2021.

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