Our top guided holiday luggage tips

You’ve found where in the world you want to go, you’ve booked your Trafalgar trip, and you’ve turned your cupboards inside out to piece together your holiday wardrobe. Now it’s time to decide where you’re going to store all of those shorts, tops, dresses and shoes.

Unsure where to start? We have some top baggage tips from our Travel Directors and trusty past travellers to help you lighten your load.



Carry-on baggage for the coach                                                                                            

We recommend bringing a small overnight bag, without wheels, so all of your essentials can be in an easy-to-reach place above your head. Your main suitcase is stored below in the hold. We think the Stand overnight bag by Eastpak is pretty neat – plus it comes with a 30-year guarantee.

Crossover bag 

When you’re off the coach, you’ll want somewhere to store essentials – like a bottle of water, a purse or wallet, a camera, wet wipes, sun cream and sunglasses (depending on where you go and what time of year, of course) – so you can easily carry them around with you. A small, lightweight crossover bag is a wise bring-along, especially if your itinerary involves lots of exploration on foot. We like these his-and-hers satchels by Fossil – they’re waterproof and provide extra security.




A suitcase that’s lightweight, sturdy and easy to transport will make your journey much more pleasant. Of course, you won’t need to worry about carrying your luggage during your trip – it’s taken on and off of the coach and delivered to your room, every time. We recommend a lockable case with wheels so you can glide through the airport departure lounge, and can travel safe in the knowledge that no-one can tamper with your luggage. Samsonite cases come in all shapes and sizes, and are highly recommended thanks to a lifetime guarantee. We think the Spinner Upright case is a good all-rounder.


We’ll be back soon with more travel tips. But in the meantime, why not start planning your next adventure.

6 responses to “Our top guided holiday luggage tips

  1. Margaret Adamson

    Just wondering about the luggage sizes. The overall dimensions are totaled or it can’t be over 10′ deep? I have a 26x14x17 will that not be acceptable?

  2. Just wondering if I need to replace my trusty black wolf bag for the bus tour. It’s dimensions are as follows:
    80W x 37H x 39D (cm)

  3. I have a check in suitcase that measures 26x 19x 11x and travelling in May 2015. Would this be okay as long as the total weight is okay? Please advise. Thanks

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