You have my every sympathy with a coach holiday . We went to West ireland a few years back on a coach holiday and it was just about the worst holiday we've ever been on. The coach had been picking people up since 4.30 in the morning down London way, we were picked up in Telford at 09.15 AM. A driver change at Shrewsbury then the trog over to Anglesea and that beautiful? port of Holyhead! We had one rest stop half way across Ireland at about 15.30 then back onto the coach for the last leg to Lisdoonvarna. Only the driver got lost so we finally made it to the hotel at 23.15 to be greeted by the staff ushering us straight into the dining room for the 3 course meal they'd been keeping warm since 8.00 PM, UUGGGHHHH! Oh yes, we were the youngest people on the coach, those picked up in London were in their eighties and nineties!
Each day we had a daytrip out, which was ok except they brought us back to the hotel by 14.30-15.00 each day. There's not a lot going on in Lisdoonvarna in March, they don't even have a set of traffic lights to watch and no buddie pubs either!
The journey home was a little less terrible but I would never contemplate another coach holiday, never I say, you can't make me, I won't go, I won't!!!!!
Make sure you take your passport Chris, or they may not let you over the wall. I think we should have a picture of you in a kilt after your return. ;D ;D If you are daft enough to risk a kilt, just remember not to get the wind up the Trossachs, as that can be awfull nasty. Clarky.