Coach holidays to Europe

With over 35 years’ experience you can be sure that by joining a fully-escorted tour with Mclachlan European Holidays, you’re in safe hands. Not only does a coach holiday offer you the best way to enjoy Europe’s most spectacular destinations, it’s also completely hassle-free, without the need to plan, research or navigate your holiday – we take care of everything for you.

With our carefully crafted tours, you can sit back and enjoy the most scenic way to travel on board one of our modern, luxury coaches. Travelling to Europe’s most popular, fascinating and remarkable locations has never been easier. Your friendly and professional coach crew will be on hand throughout your time with us, and with your informative full itinerary provided before you travel, you'll be fully prepared for your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

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"Silver Service is second to none, our drivers, Tony and John, were first class"

Mr & Mrs Grant

Why travel by coach?

  • Cost efficient – coach holidays provide excellent value for money, as all of your travel and accommodation is included in your holiday price. And, with hundreds of free local joining points, even the start of your holiday is convenient and hassle-free.
  • Spectacular scenery – don’t miss a thing as you drive through spectacular mountain scenery, along scenic coastal roads and though miles of rolling countryside along the way.
  • More relaxed – coach holidays offer a more relaxed way to travel. Once you step on board your luxury coach, we’ll take care of the rest of your holiday for you.
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Convenient Local Joining Points

On Silver Service and Luxuria tours, for operational reasons, your transfer coach journey may be by Executive, Silver Service or Luxuria coach. Your tour coach, will be a Silver Service or Luxuria vehicle, depending on which you have booked.

Please note: Tours departing from ports other than Calais and Folkestone offer a limited number of joining points, please call for details. All pick-ups are subject to availability. Joining times are approximate. Confirmed times will be given to you with your travel documents. We guarantee there will be a maximum of five stops to pick up other passengers, prior to travelling to the interchange to meet your tour coach. The five pick-up points guarantee starts from that main pick-up point, excluding comfort stops, service areas, motorway junction points and trunk road pick up points.

Find by region

England

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-8:30am.

  • Bedminster (£20 supplement)
  • Bristol

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:00-11:00am.

  • Bedford (£15 supplement)
  • Biggleswade (£20 supplement)
  • Dunstable (£20 supplement)
  • Leighton Buzzard (£20 supplement)
  • Luton
  • Toddington Services

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:30-11:00am.

  • Bracknell (£15 supplement)
  • Chieveley Services
  • Maidenhead
  • Newbury (£15 supplement)
  • Reading
  • Slough

Pick up times for this region are approximately 10:00-11:00am.

  • Amersham (supplement £20)
  • Aylesbury (£15 supplement)
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bletchley (£20 supplement)
  • Buckingham (£20 supplement)
  • High Wycombe
  • Marlow (£20 supplement)
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newport Pagnell Services

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:00-11:00am.

  • Cambridge
  • Ely (£20 supplement)
  • Huntingdon
  • March (£20 supplement)
  • Peterborough (Centre)
  • Peterborough Services
  • Soham (£20 supplement)
  • St. Neots (£20 supplement)
  • Wisbech (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 5:00-7:00am.

  • Altrincham
  • Cheadle (£15 supplement)
  • Chester
  • Chester Services
  • Congleton (£20 supplement)
  • Crewe
  • Knutsford Services
  • Lymm Services
  • Macclesfield (£30 supplement)
  • Nantwich (£20 supplement)
  • Northwich (£15 supplement)
  • Runcorn
  • Sale
  • Sandbach Services
  • Stockport
  • Warrington
  • Widnes (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-5:30am.

  • Guisborough (£15 supplement)
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar (£15 supplement)
  • Stockton

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:00-4:00am.

  • Bodmin (£20 supplement)
  • Camborne (£30 supplement)
  • Falmouth (£30 supplement)
  • Hayle (£30 supplement)
  • Helston (£30 supplement)
  • Launceston (£20 supplement)
  • Liskeard (£20 supplement)
  • Newquay (£30 supplement)
  • Penzance (£40 supplement)
  • Redruth (£30 supplement)
  • Saltash (£20 supplement)
  • St. Austell
  • Truro (£30 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:30-5:30am.

  • Bishop Auckland (£15 supplement)
  • Chester Le Street (£15 supplement)
  • Consett (£20 supplement)
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Newton Aycliffe (£15 supplement)
  • Peterlee (£15 supplement)
  • Spennymoor (£15 supplement)
  • Stanley (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:00-4:00am.

  • Barrow in Furness (£50 supplement)
  • Carlisle (£50 supplement)
  • Kendal
  • Penrith (£30 supplement)
  • Whitehaven (supplement £50)
  • Workington (£50 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-8:30am.

  • Alfreton (£15 supplement)
  • Belper (£20 supplement)
  • Chesterfield
  • Derby
  • Donington Park Services
  • Dronfield (£15 supplement)
  • Heanor (£15 supplement)
  • Ilkeston (£15 supplement)
  • Long Eaton (£15 supplement)
  • Ripley (£15 supplement)
  • Swadlincote (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-6:00am.

  • Barnstaple (£30 supplement)
  • Dawlish (£15 supplement)
  • Exeter
  • Ilfracombe (£30 supplement)
  • Newton Abbot
  • Okehampton (£30 supplement)
  • Paignton (£15 supplement)
  • Plymouth
  • Sidmouth (£20 supplement)
  • Tavistock (£30 supplement)
  • Tiverton (£20 supplement)
  • Torquay (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 5:00-7:00am.

  • Bournemouth
  • Bridport (£20 supplement)
  • Christchurch (£15 supplement)
  • Dorchester (£15 supplement)
  • Poole (£15 supplement)
  • Weymouth (£15 supplement)
  • Wimborne Minster (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:30-12:00noon.

  • Basildon
  • Birchanger Green Services
  • Braintree (£20 supplement)
  • Brentwood
  • Chelmsford
  • Clacton On Sea (£15 supplement)
  • Colchester
  • Epping (£20 supplement)
  • Grays (£20 supplement)
  • Halstead (£20 supplement)
  • Harlow
  • Ilford (£20 supplement)
  • Loughton
  • Maldon (£20 supplement)
  • Rayleigh (£20 supplement)
  • Romford
  • Southend (£20 supplement)
  • Thurrock Services
  • Witham

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-8:30am.

  • Cheltenham (£15 supplement)
  • Cirencester (£15 supplement)
  • Gloucester (£15 supplement)
  • Severn View Services
  • Stroud (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-9:30am.

  • Aldershot (£20 supplement)
  • Andover (£20 supplement)
  • Basingstoke
  • Cosham (£15 supplement)
  • Eastleigh
  • Fareham
  • Farnborough (£15 supplement)
  • Fleet
  • Gosport (£15 supplement)
  • Havant
  • Portsmouth
  • Ringwood
  • Romsey (£15 supplement)
  • Southampton
  • Totton (£15 supplement)
  • Waterlooville (£20 supplement)
  • Winchester (£15 supplement

Pick up times for this region are approximately 5:00-7:00am.

  • Bromsgrove (£15 supplement)
  • Hereford (£15 supplement)
  • Kidderminster (£15 supplement)
  • Leominster (£30 supplement)
  • Malvern (£20 supplement)
  • Redditch (£15 supplement)
  • Ross on Wye (£20 supplement)
  • Worcester (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:00-11:00am.

  • Barnet (£15 supplement)
  • Borehamwood (£20 supplement)
  • Cheshunt
  • Hatfield (£15 supplement)
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hertford (£20 supplement)
  • Hoddesdon (£20 supplement)
  • Letchworth (£15 supplement)
  • Rickmansworth (£20 supplement)
  • Royston (£20 supplement)
  • South Mimms Services
  • St. Albans (£20 supplement)
  • Stevenages (£15 supplement)
  • Ware (£20 supplement)
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Garden City (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 11:30am-1:00pm.

  • Ashford
  • Ashford North Holiday Inn
  • Bexleyheath (£15 supplement)
  • Bromley (£15 supplement)
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham (£15 supplement)
  • Clacket Lane Services
  • Dartford
  • Gillingham (£15 supplement)
  • Gravesend
  • Maidstone
  • Maidstone Services
  • Medway Pavilion Services
  • Orpington
  • Rochester (£15 supplement)
  • Sittingbourne (£15 supplement)
  • Stop 24 Services
  • Strood (£15 supplement)
  • Swanley (£20 supplement)
  • Tunbridge Wells (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-6:00am.

  • Accrington (£15 supplement)
  • Ashton Under Lyne
  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton
  • Burnley (£15 supplement)
  • Bury
  • Chorley (£15 supplement)
  • Cleveleys (£15 supplement)
  • Clitheroe (£20 supplement)
  • Leigh (£15 supplement)
  • Leyland (£15 supplement)
  • Lytham (£15 supplement)
  • Manchester
  • Morecambe (£15 supplement)
  • Nelson (£15 supplement)
  • Oldham
  • Preston
  • Rawtenstall (£15 supplement)
  • Rochdale
  • Skelmersdale (£15 supplement)
  • Wigan

Pick up times for this region are approximately 8:00-10:00am.

  • Ashby De La Zouch (£20 supplement)
  • Coalville (£15 supplement)
  • Glenfield (£15 supplement)
  • Hinckley (£15 supplement)
  • Leicester (Centre)
  • Leicester Forest East Services
  • Loughborough (£15 supplement)
  • Lutterworth (£15 supplement)
  • Market Harborough (£15 supplement)
  • Melton Mowbray (£30 supplement)
  • Oakham (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 5:00-7:00am.

  • Boston (£20 supplement)
  • Bourne (£20 supplement)
  • Cleethorpes (£20 supplement)
  • Gainsborough (£20 supplement)
  • Grantham
  • Grimsby (£20 supplement)
  • Horncastleh (£30 supplement)
  • Lincoln (£15 supplement)
  • Louth (£30 supplement)
  • Scunthorpe
  • Skegness (£30 supplement)
  • Sleaford (£20 supplement)
  • Spalding (£20 supplement)
  • Stamford

Pick up times for this region are approximately 10:00-11:00am.

  • Barking (£20 supplement)
  • Dagenham (£20 supplement)
  • Enfield
  • Harrow (£20 supplement)
  • Hornchurch (£20 supplement)
  • Hounslow
  • London Victoria
  • New Malden (£20 supplement)
  • Rainham (£20 supplement)
  • Surbiton (£20 supplement)
  • Twickenham (£20 supplement)
  • Upminster (£20 supplement)
  • Uxbridge

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-5:30am.

  • Bebington (£15 supplement)
  • Birkenhead
  • Bootle (£15 supplement)
  • Ellesmere Port (£15 supplement)
  • Formby
  • Liverpool
  • Prescot (£15 supplement)
  • Southport (£15 supplement)
  • St. Helens
  • Wallasey (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-8:30am.

  • Attleborough (£15 supplement)
  • Dereham (£30 supplement)
  • Diss (£20 supplement)
  • Downham Market (£20 supplement)
  • Gorleston (£15 supplement)
  • Great Yarmouth (£15 supplement)
  • Kings Lynn (£20 supplement)
  • Norwich
  • Thetford (£15 supplement)
  • Wymondham (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 8:00-10:00am.

  • Corby (£15 supplement)
  • Kettering (£15 supplement)
  • Northampton
  • Rushden (£15 supplement)
  • Towcester (£20 supplement)
  • Watford Gap Services
  • Wellingborough (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:00-4:00am.

  • Cramlington (£30 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-8:30am.

  • Arnold (£15 supplement)
  • Beeston (£15 supplement)
  • Hucknall (£15 supplement)
  • Mansfield
  • Newark
  • Nottingham
  • Retford (£15 supplement)
  • Southwell (£20 supplement)
  • Sutton in Ashfield (£15 supplement)
  • West Bridgeford (£15 supplement)
  • Worksop

Pick up times for this region are approximately 10:00-11:00am.

  • Abingdon (£20 supplement)
  • Banbury
  • Chipping Norton (£20 supplement)
  • Didcot (£20 supplement)
  • Oxford
  • Witney (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:30-8:30am.

  • Ludlow (£30 supplement)
  • Oswestry (£15 supplement)
  • Shrewsbury
  • Telford

Pick up times for this region are approximately 6:00-9:00am.

  • Bath
  • Bridgwater
  • Burnham on Sea (£20 supplement)
  • Clevedon (£15 supplement)
  • Frome (£30 supplement)
  • Gordano Services
  • Ilminster (£30 supplement)
  • Sedgemoor Services
  • Taunton
  • Weston-super-Mare (£15 supplement)
  • Yeovil (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 7:00-8:30am.

  • Burton Upon Trent (£15 supplement)
  • Cannock (£15 supplement)
  • Hilton Park Services
  • Leek (£15 supplement)
  • Lichfield
  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Rugeley (£20 supplement)
  • Stafford (£15 supplement)
  • Tamworth (£15 supplement)
  • Uttoxeter (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 7:00-8:30am.

  • Beccles (£20 supplement)
  • Bury St. Edmunds (£20 supplement)
  • Felixstowe (£20 supplement)
  • Ipswich
  • Lowestoft (£15 supplement)
  • Mildenhall (£20 supplement)
  • Newmarket (£20 supplement)
  • Stowmarket (£15 supplement)
  • Sudbury (£20 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:30-12:00noon.

  • Camberley (£15 supplement)
  • Caterham (£15 supplement)
  • Chertsey (£20 supplement)
  • Cobham Services
  • Croydon
  • Dorking (£20 supplement)
  • Epsom (£15 supplement)
  • Godalming (£15 supplement)
  • Guildford
  • Leatherhead
  • Redhill
  • Richmond (£20 supplement)
  • Staines (£15 supplement)
  • Sutton (£15 supplement)
  • Woking (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 9:30-12:00noon.

  • Bexhill on Sea (£20 supplement)
  • Bognor Regis (£15 supplement)
  • Brighton
  • Burgess Hill (£20 supplement)
  • Chichester
  • Crawley (£15 supplement)
  • Eastbourne (£15 supplement)
  • Hailsham (£20 supplement)
  • Hastings (£20 supplement)
  • Haywards Heath (£20 supplement)
  • Horsham (£20 supplement)
  • Lewes (£20 supplement)
  • Littlehampton (£20 supplement)
  • Pease Pottage Services
  • Seaford (£20 supplement)
  • Worthing

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:30-5:30am.

  • Gateshead
  • Gosforth
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • South Shields (£15 supplement)
  • Sunderland
  • Wallsend (£15 supplement)
  • Washington
  • Whitley Bay (£15 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 8:00-10:00am.

  • Atherstone (£20 supplement)
  • Bedworth (£20 supplement)
  • Coventry
  • Nuneaton (£15 supplement)
  • Rugby
  • Stratford Upon Avon (£20 supplement)
  • Warwick

Pick up times for this region are approximately 7:00-8:30am.

  • Birmingham (Centre)
  • Birmingham (NEC)
  • Dudley (£15 supplement)
  • Frankley Services
  • Halesowen (£15 supplement)
  • Oldbury (£15 supplement)
  • Solihull (£15 supplement)
  • Stourbridge (£15 supplement)
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Walsall
  • West Bromwich (£15 supplement)
  • Wolverhampton

Pick up times for this region are approximately 8:00-10:00am.

  • Caln (£30 supplement)
  • Chippenham
  • Devizes (£30 supplement)
  • Leigh Delamere Services
  • Membury Services
  • Salisbury (£30 supplement)
  • Swindon
  • Trowbridge (£30 supplement)
  • Warminster (£30 supplement)

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-6:00am.

  • Beverley (£15 supplement)
  • Bridlington (£15 supplement)
  • Cottingham (£15 supplement)
  • Driffield (£20 supplement)
  • Goole (£15 supplement)
  • Hedon (£15 supplement)
  • Hull

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-6:00am.

  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough (£15 supplement)
  • Northallerton (£20 supplement)
  • Pickering (£20 supplement)
  • Ripon (£15 supplement)
  • Scarborough (£15 supplement)
  • Selby (£15 supplement)
  • Skipton (£20 supplement)
  • Tadcaster (£15 supplement)
  • Thirsk (£20 supplement)
  • Whitby (£20 supplement)
  • York

Pick up times for this region are approximately 5:00-7:00am.

  • Barnsley
  • Chapeltown (£20 supplement)
  • Crystal Peaks (£15 supplement)
  • Doncaster
  • Doncaster (North) Services
  • Mexborough (£15 supplement)
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Woodall Services

Pick up times for this region are approximately 4:00-6:30am.

  • Bradford
  • Brighouse (£15 supplement)
  • Castleford (£15 supplement)
  • Dewsbury
  • Ferrybridge
  • Halifax
  • Huddersfield (£15 supplement)
  • Keighley (£15 supplement)
  • Leeds
  • Morley (£15 supplement)
  • Otley (£20 supplement)
  • Pontefract (£15 supplement)
  • Pudsey (£15 supplement)
  • Shipley (£15 supplement)
  • Wakefield
  • Wetherby

Wales

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:30-5:30am.

  • Abergele (£15 supplement)
  • Bangor (£20 supplement)
  • Colwyn Bay (£20 supplement)
  • Llandudno Junction (£20 supplement)
  • Llangefni (£20 supplement)
  • Mold (£15 supplement)
  • Prestatyn (£15 supplement)
  • Rhyl (£15 supplement)
  • Wrexham

Pick up times for this region are approximately 3:00-7:00am.

Please note: For locations that incur a supplement, you will be transferred to one of our main pick-up points shown in bold.

  • Aberdare (£15 supplement)
  • Abergavenny (£15 supplement)
  • Abertillery (£15 supplement)
  • Ammanford (£15 supplement)
  • Barry (£15 supplement)
  • Blackwood (£15 supplement)
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly (£15 supplement)
  • Caldicot (£15 supplement)
  • Cardiff
  • Cardiff West Services
  • Carmarthen (£15 supplement)
  • Chepstow (£15 supplement)
  • Cwmbran
  • Ebbw Vale (£15 supplement)
  • Gorseinon (£15 supplement)
  • Haverfordwest (£40 supplement)
  • Llanelli
  • Llantwit Major (£15 supplement)
  • Maesteg (£15 supplement)
  • Merthyr Tydfil (£15 supplement)
  • Milford Haven (£40 supplement)
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Penarth (£15 supplement)
  • Pontypool (£15 supplement)
  • Pontypridd (£15 supplement)
  • Port Talbot
  • Porth (£15 supplement)
  • Porthcawl (£15 supplement)
  • Swansea
  • Tenby (£40 supplement)
  • Tonypandy (£15 supplement)
  • Tredegar (£15 supplement)
  • Treharris (£15 supplement)

Scotland

Pick up times for this region are approximately 10:00pm-2:00am.

Please note: Departures from Scotland may travel to England via National Express or Megabus.

  • Aberdeen (£50 supplement)
  • Dundee (£50 supplement)
  • Edinburgh (£50 supplement)
  • Glasgow (£50 supplement)
  • Inverness (£50 supplement)
  • Perth (£50 supplement)

Our coaches

We offer a unique range of state-of-the-art coaches including our popular Silver Service and Luxuria fleet. Our coaches feature air-conditioning, a drinks machine, an on-board toilet and reclining seats.

All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service.

On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats
Silver Service, refreshments

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Luxuria - Charging sockets

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan

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Frequently asked questions

Got a question? Let's see if we can help answer it with our FAQ's

The average standard are 3-star hotels, however, on the Luxuria Signature range we have selected 4-star & 5-star hotels located centrally.

    Our partner, Leger Holidays, have custom built and operate their own vehicles with 2 staff on board every coach. There are 3 standards;
  1. Executive– a maximum of 50 seats
  2. Silver Service – a maximum of 40 seats
  3. Luxuria – a maximum of 31 seats

All coaches are equipped with air conditioning, on board toilet and reclining seats with a range of hot and cold drinks available for sale.

Silver Service has a spacious rear lounge to socialise and relax, porterage at most hotels, extra leg room and free personal headphone supplied.

Luxuria is the equivalent of a business class airplane seat. There are 3 seats in a 2/1 formation, with fully interactive touch screen TV, USB charge points, UK plug sockets and calf rests as well as the extra leg room, porterage at most hotels and personal headphones.

Apart from the superior vehicle quality as mentioned above, we have over 200 itineraries with many of the excursions, visits and meals included.

With a wide selection of European escorted tours, short breaks, Battlefield tours, Christmas/winter breaks and Single Traveller holidays, there are itineraries suited for first time visitors to those who prefer diving deeper into specialised regions.

Throughout the entirety of your time with us, you will be fully escorted by experienced members of the team. With the insight of our guides and the attention to detail put into perfecting your itinerary, your time will be used to its full potential meaning you simply won’t miss a thing.

The coaches depart from and return to the UK on the majority of our tours, with hundreds of pick up/drop off points throughout England, Wales and Scotland, many at no additional cost.

Alternatively you may join at the first night hotel in Europe which needs to be mentioned at the time of booking. There is no reduction in price should you choose to do this.

All timings and information will be on your travel documents which you will receive electronically 10 – 15 days before departure. Luggage labels will be arranged for you at the interchange and will be with your main tour driver or interchange staff.
In case of emergency on the day of departure and for the duration of your holiday, or if your transport (i.e. coach, taxi, minibus) is more than 15 minutes late, please telephone +44 1709 833800. This number will also be shown on your travel documents which you will receive 10 – 15 days before departure.
At the interchange, our trained team takes your luggage from the transfer vehicle to your main tour coach whilst you use the refreshment areas. Then you board your tour coach and travel to Dover or Folkstone, where your coach drives on to the Ferry or Eurotunnel train respectively.

For most continental holidays we use the short sea crossing from Dover to Calais or Eurotunnel from Folkstone to Calais. Please note Channel crossings are subject to change and you must be prepared to travel by either Ferry or Eurotunnel. You cannot choose which crossing you want. This is arranged by our partners, Leger Holidays.

The crossing times are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes by Ferry and you can purchase food and drink. Eurotunnel crossing take approximately 35 minutes with no food or drink facilities.

Full hotel address and contact details will be shown on your travel documents.

At the time of booking we always ask for a mobile number to contact you on. We will endeavour to inform you of the arrival time of the coach at the hotel for you to arrange to meet and discuss meeting times for the following day with the coach crew and the rest of the party. The Drivers may leave a message for you at reception or arrange for the hotel to leave a message in your room with regards or a notice with meeting times may also be left in reception. Each of our crew have their own method of communication.

In addition to this, you will have our 24-hour duty number, also shown on your travel documents.

Seats are allocated on your main tour coach, and for a small supplement, you can guarantee front or second row seats. If you prefer to sit a bit further back, choose our central view seats. All pre-bookable seats are subject to availability.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 10 – 15 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a ‘no smoking on board policy’. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.

In the interest of fellow guests, hot food and ice cream is not allowed on board.

Alcohol can only be taken on board at the discretion of your driver.

Your allowance is one suitcase per person which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

McLachlan European Holidays attracts customers from all over Australia and New Zealand, so for the sake of your flexibility we don’t insist on departure from any particular airport. By listing the tour price without airfares, you have the flexibility to simply join one of our holidays from the UK or Europe. If you need us to arrange your airfare, we have access to some of the most competitive airfares and many of our passengers entrust their entire arrangements to McLachlan European Holidays.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.

We can certainly request the room type you require, ie twin, double, triple, single. It may take a couple of days to get a reply from the hotel, and longer duration tours with multiple hotels could take longer, however our hotel team will monitor and chase all requests on a daily basis. The places on the coach will be held for you whilst the request is being made.

Most hotels have a lift, if this is an essential, please check at the time of your enquiry.

Yes you can. Some of our hotels do not have ground floor accommodation, but we can certainly request low floor. No requests cannot be guaranteed, so if ground or low floor is essential for you, please ask at the time of your enquiry and we will do our best to discuss with the hotel.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

We may not know the hotels we will be using on a particular tours, depending on how far in advance you make your booking. However, if we know the hotel(s) we can find out if the hotel can provide a fridge in your room, or if they have the facility to store for you. Please ask at the time of booking.

All optional excursions are at extra cost and well worth a little extra. Information, prices and currency will be advised with your travel documents 10 -15 days before departure, or you can view them on our website, so you can budget before you go.

Most optional excursions are booked with your coach driver or Tour Manager at the beginning of your holiday and operate strictly subject to availability and demand. Due to high demand, some are pre bookable when making your reservation. The running order of included and optional excursions may be altered without prior notice.

You can pay by credit/debit card for optional excursions on our Luxuria and Silver Service tours. If you are travelling by executive coach payment is only accepted in local currency.

Yes, it is a condition of travel with McLachlan European Holidays that each passenger is adequately covered by an appropriate travel insurance policy. We strongly advise taking out Travel Insurance at the time of making your booking to provide full cover. We will require you to send us your insurance details in advance of travelling. We will require the insurance company, policy number and 24 hour medical emergency number. If you would like a competitive quote please Click Here