What is the difference between the types of accommodation, i.e. are they en-suite.
It depends a little upon whether you book on one of our regular “”Best Value”” tours, or one of our Best of The Best tours. This is what we have on our web page about the differences… Best Value vs Best of The Best Packages
The difference between our tour packages is largely a matter of the quality of accommodation, the size of the group, and the time of year. Don’t forget we can provide you with a “Super-Deluxe/Customised” package upon request.
The “base” prices is based on “share twin” accommodation. You’re welcome to have a room to yourself for an additional charge (Single Occupancy). The rate for S.O. varies with the length of the tour. Mimimum of four (4) people per tour. Best Value Tours will be cancelled three (3) months prior if minimum number are not achieved. You may choose to cancel with no penalty or upgrade to the Deluxe package. Tour group numbers are often larger than on a Best of The Best. On a typical Best Value the level of accommodation varies with type of lodge, inn or motel we are using. Wherever possible we try to stay out of boring motels and we concentrate on more interesting but good quality B&Bs. It may be that occasionally you will have to make allowances for the age of the accommodations. In 1863, large spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms weren’t commonplace, you may find yourself in a room with a double bed (rather than a king or queen size) and sharing a bathroom. Obviously on this type of tour we occasionally have placed the richness of the experience of staying in a gold rush era hotel ahead of absolute luxury. That is not to say you’ll find yourself compromising every night – we have taken great care to maximize your level of comfort, while still providing a rich and rewarding “off-the-beaten” track experience.
Best of the Best:
Prices quoted are for Single Occupancy (i.e. – you get your own room ). Smaller, very friendly and personal tour parties. No minimum tour group size. Our Best of The Bests are never cancelled due to minimum numbers. A Best of The Best involves the use of a higher level of luxury accommodation than we use on our “”Best Value”” tours – we use small luxury “boutique” style lodges and B&Bs, the occasional well appointed hotel or motel. Ensuite bathrooms are generally the norm, with queen or king size beds. Other treats and benefits might include, special cooked breakfasts (venison sausages and the like), a complimentary glass of wine or port etc, a robe to wear in your room etc, and smaller tour groups.