We appreciate that it can be confusing when comparing quotes and tour operators. It’s easy to assume that the lowest price offers the best value for money, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
Below are some hints and tips on what to look out for:
The key thing to remember when comparing quotes is, are you comparing like-for-like?
Be wary of operators offering very cheap deals as they may be offering a very basic package. This could mean you either get stung with significant additional costs after you’ve booked or you could be stuck with a tour that doesn’t live up to your expectations.
You’ll want to look carefully and what is and isn’t included, to make sure that you really are comparing like-for-like.
And make sure you ask about the service offered too – there may be other perks such as loyalty schemes and inspection visits that one company offers and the other doesn’t. Although this may not directly affect the cost of this particular tour, these could save money and stress in the long run, so it’s certainly worth looking at the overall value of service offered.
Finally, don’t forget, Halsbury will match any like-for-like quote!