My DH hates driving and we decided to see Andalusia by coach a couple of years ago, especially as we had driven in Andalusia and remembered that the roads are bad and the distances excrutiatingly long.
The food at the hotels was not quite so good, as we were always served a menu for a large group rather than being able to choose and take our time, and we didn't always have as long to stop at some places as we may have liked.
But the advantages outweighed all that:
- you are not as tired from the travelling as you don't have to navigate/drive
- you sit mich higher up in a coach and can both of you enjoy the view from this vantage point
- time spent travelling is put to use whilst the tour guide tells you interesting facts about the area in general or the particular place you are stopping at next
- you don't have to worry about accommodation - it's all done for you, and you have the option of choosing a more, or less, expensive tour depending on the standard of hotel you would like
- and a very big PLUS for Andalusia: entrance fees and visits to places like the Alhambra and Cordoba cathedral are booked and paid for in advance and you sail past the long queues of individual tourists, and get straight off the coach, go straight in and a guide is waiting for you.
So, as naff as a coach tour sounds, it really is a very good option. And there were some young couples in our group, too - it wasn't all baby boomers and merry octegenarian widows.