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Travel Tips

Your travel documents - immigration

Going through immigration in any country can be stressful and when you return to the UK they may ask for more evidence of what you will be doing during your stay. We recommend bringing as much information you can to ensure that returning back to the UK goes smooth. If you are a non-European citizen, we always recommend that you take the following:

  • A letter from your School/University or Work confirming that you are enrolled or employed
  • A return flight confirmation or ticket showing when you will be exiting the UK
  • An ID Card from your college or work

Coach Comfort - making friends

Sleeping a night on a coach doesn't have to be uncomfortable! With Indigo Travel you can be assured that the coaches we use are modern and very comfortable with toilet facilities. Try to make friends with other passengers on board and remember to be respectful by keeping the area around you clean and tidy and the noise down if others are sleeping.

To make your journey even more pleasant you could bring the following:

  • A travel pillow
  • A small blanket
  • Comfortable shoes/slip on's
  • Ear plugs / Eye Mask

Out on tour - stay comfortable

Always be prepared for the outdoors, there's nothing worse than being caught in a rain shower without the proper clothes! Its always best to pack a variety of clothes that suit the temperament of the places you are visiting, such as:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella/rain-poncho
  • Gloves/scarf - warm clothes for evenings or winter days
  • Swimwear if we are visiting beaches or water parks
  • A travel pocket to keep your valuables safe from pickpockets

Staying entertained - come equipped

All our coaches come equipped with entertainment facilities and your guide will have a selection of movies to watch during long journeys. Generally we stop every 2-3 hours for a refreshment break lasting approximately 30 minutes before setting off again on the most direct route. We recommend that you also bring the following:

  • Reading material
  • Portable battery to keep your electronics charged
  • A friend to chat with!
  • Snacks (nuts, crisps and water)

Your Safety - Get travel Insurance!

Your guide will always tell you to be careful for pickpockets, unfortunately tourists always seem to be the prime target and we therefore recommend that you take out Travel Insurance to cover any losses that you may encounter during your tour. If you start to feel unwell or in an emergency have to leave the tour for any reason, your travel Insurance can reimburse you for any loss that was occurred.

Planning - the secret of doing the most!

Research the places you'll be visiting and make a plan of what you want to maximize your time. Don't worry if you like being more spontaneous, our great guides will suggest several things to do to make your day special!

To get the most of your tour you could look at:

  • Lonely Planet (Online Blogs and books available)
  • Bringing some phrase books - always better if you can speak a few words of the local language
  • Avoid fast food chains, visit a local restaurant instead
  • Avoid visiting attractions during peak times, early morning or late afternoon can be more enjoyable
  • Speak with your guide to find out about things to do and places to visit



Things to bring on tour

Here's a quick list of things you can bring to make your trip even better!

  • Passport/Money/ticket - the three essentials when going on a euro-trip!
  • Comfortable shoes for on the bus and for out-and-about.
  • A travel pillow and/or blanket
  • Good reading material or a fully charged IPad/phone
  • European/UK socket adapter
  • Suitable clothing and an umbrella/rain poncho in case of rain
  • Fully charged camera
  • Headphones for listening to music