If you’ve been tasked with planning a group holiday in Sydney, you may be feeling a little unsure of where to start. To give you a helping hand, here are our top tips to help make your group holiday a success.
Set a loose itinerary
One of the most difficult things about planning a holiday for a group is trying to please everyone. Some people want a jam-packed adrenalin-filled adventure, others want to explore historic buildings and wander through art galleries and museums, while others prefer to simply chill-out poolside at the hotel with a good book.
While it’s going to be near impossible to satisfy every request, the simplest way to please the majority of the group is to plan a loose itinerary with the flexibility for people to pick and choose which activities they want to partake in, and decide when it might be a better option to make their own way.
Pick a few key activities or attractions that are sure to be crowd-pleasers that most people will want to join in on, while also remembering to include some free time where it’s up to the individual to decide how they’d like to spend it. Make sure you also allow enough time to get to and from each location so that you can avoid the disappointment of having to cut an activity from the plan at the last minute.
Find your accommodation
Now you have an idea of your general itinerary and the main attractions you plan to visit, it’ll be a lot easier to work out the most convenient location for your accommodation.
Consider the facilities on offer at each accommodation option, affordability, proximity to the attractions you plan to visit, any local attractions, shops and eateries and how easy it is for people to get around independently if they want to separate from the rest of the group. You’ll also need to work out if people will need private rooms or if they would be happy to share.
Once you have a good idea of what’s most important to the group and how many rooms you need, you can start to narrow down your accommodation options by looking at various hotel comparison sites, or if a house would be more suitable, look at sites like AirBNB. It’s also worth contacting hotels directly to see if they’d be willing to offer you a group discount.
Book a minibus
Getting around in a large group can be one of the most difficult tasks when planning a group holiday. Instead of fussing with confusing public transport networks or having to fork out for expensive taxi rides where you’ll all need to split up into smaller groups, hiring a mini bus could be a much smarter option.
A minibus allows the entire group to travel to and from each activity together in comfort, removing all the stress and hassle of working out how to get around while in Sydney.
When you hire a mini bus through Sydney Minibus Hire you know you’ll get a late-model vehicle equipped with all the latest mod cons. We’ll even provide any extras you need like a luggage trailer, baby or booster seats for no extra cost so you won’t have to worry about a thing.
With your choice between our self-drive and charter service options, we’ll be able to offer a transport solution that will make getting the whole group around Sydney simple. Contact us for more information or to request a quote.