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The incredible European tours on luxury coaches that feature touchscreen TVs, lounges and toilets

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Every week, our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth have a look at an excellent holiday topic, doing all of the legwork so that you haven’t got to. This week: coach-based holidays with a touch of luxury.

A latest generation of luxury coaches are actually whisking holidaymakers across the UK and Europe in considerable style. Passengers can expect seats with armchair-style comforts, touchscreen seat-back TVs, wi-fi, coffee machines, fridges, lounges and, in fact, toilets. Itineraries have also been upgraded to match the subtle rail equivalents and include tremendous dining, hotels with pools and exclusive access to attractions closed to most of the people. 

Game-changing latest vehicles include Luxuria and Silver Service coaches, pioneered by Leger Holidays. 

A latest generation of luxury coaches are actually whisking holidaymakers across the UK and Europe in considerable style. Game-changing latest vehicles include Luxuria (pictured) and Silver Service coaches, pioneered by Leger Holidays

The layout of Luxuria coaches offers travellers more space to spread out

The layout of Luxuria coaches offers travellers extra space to opened up 

Like to mingle? An on-board lounge area with a coffee table and four seats is a key feature of the larger Silver Service coaches

Prefer to mingle? An on-board lounge area with a coffee table and 4 seats is a key feature of the larger Silver Service coaches

Leger Holidays' six-night Elegance And Charm Of The Italian And French Rivieras tour includes a day trip to Monte Carlo (above)

Leger Holidays’ six-night Elegance And Charm Of The Italian And French Rivieras tour features a day trip to Monte Carlo (above) 

Leger Holidays is running a four-night Discover Salisbury, Stonehenge (above) And The Dorset Coast trip

Leger Holidays is running a four-night Discover Salisbury, Stonehenge (above) And The Dorset Coast trip 

Luxuria coaches feature three seats in each row slightly than the same old 4, providing extra space to opened up, with each row made up of a pair of seats and, across the aisle, a single.

Tours on offer include a six-night Elegance And Charm Of The Italian And French Rivieras.

After an evening in northern France, guests are driven south to spend 4 nights in a hotel alongside the sweeping beaches of Diano Marina in Italy. Each day tours include trips to Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo and the beautiful hilltop village of Eze. From £769pp (leger.co.uk). 

The posh vehicles are used on dozens of Leger’s UK and European holidays, including a four-night Discover Salisbury, Stonehenge And The Dorset Coast trip that features full days in Bath and Bournemouth. From £599pp.

Prefer to mingle? An on-board lounge area with a coffee table and 4 seats is a key feature of the larger Silver Service coaches. 

Travel on a top-of-the-range Gold coach with Grand UK Holidays and also you get extra space as seats are moved a number of inches into the aisle once everyone seems to be aboard.

The vehicles even have USB ports at each seat, wi-fi, a coffee machine and fridge.

Travel on a top-of-the-range Gold coach with Grand UK Holidays – it has extra space, as seats are moved a number of inches into the aisle once everyone seems to be aboard

The Gold coaches have USB ports at each seat, wi-fi, a coffee machine and a fridge Panoramic windows aboard Grand UK Holidays' Gold coach

The Gold coaches have USB ports at each seat, wi-fi, a coffee machine and a fridge. On the best are the panoramic windows aboard Grand UK Holidays’ Gold coach 

Trips to Coniston Water, Grasmere (above) and Keswick feature in Grand UK Holidays' In The Heart Of The Lakes tour

Trips to Coniston Water, Grasmere (above) and Keswick feature in Grand UK Holidays’ In The Heart Of The Lakes tour

Tours offering the Gold experience include the four-night In The Heart Of The Lakes holiday with welcome drinks on the Damson Dene Hotel near Bowness-on-Windermere. Trips to Coniston Water, Grasmere and Keswick follow. From £639pp (grandukholidays.com).

Finer dining and top-notch accommodation feature in Shearings’ latest Signature Collection of coach-based holidays. 

Its Redworth Hall And Delightful Durham mini-break includes 4 nights in Redworth Hall, a Jacobean manor house that is now a four-star hotel with pool and spa set in 26 acres of manicured grounds.

Passengers can look forward to finer dining and top-notch accommodation with Shearings' latest Signature Collection of coach-based holidays (above)

Passengers can sit up for finer dining and top-notch accommodation with Shearings’ latest Signature Collection of coach-based holidays (above) 

Explore Durham Castle (pictured) on Shearings' Redworth Hall And Delightful Durham mini-break

Explore Durham Castle (pictured) on Shearings’ Redworth Hall And Delightful Durham mini-break

The vacation includes day trips to Durham and Barnard Castle and a visit to Beamish Museum, which includes a 1½-mile tramway. 

Also included is a visit to The Bowes Museum, where works by Goya and El Greco are hung, while a latest gallery showcases the mechanical Silver Swan sculpture that created a sensation on the Paris International Exhibition of 1867. From £479pp (shearings.com).

Crowd-free, exclusive access is the luxurious added extra on chosen coach trips with tour corporations reminiscent of Just Go Holidays. 

Go on a private tour of Highclere (pictured), where Downton Abbey was filmed, on a mini-break with Just Go Holidays. The company specialises in crowd-free, exclusive access to attractions

Go on a non-public tour of Highclere (pictured), where Downton Abbey was filmed, on a mini-break with Just Go Holidays. The corporate specialises in crowd-free, exclusive access to attractions 

Book now for next 12 months’s Downton Abbey: Behind The Scenes mini-break and you may visit Highclere Castle on a day when the star location of the ITV hit series is closed to other visitors.

The 2-day break includes collection from pick-up points across the country, in addition to dinner and B&B in a three- or four-star hotel in Berkshire. Guests are delivered to the famous front doors of Highclere to start a full day with a non-public tour of the home, grounds and key filming locations.

From £159pp (justgoholidays.com).

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