While travelling with a disability can sometimes be challenging, there are a number of ways you can ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime regardless. You might need to do a little bit of digging, but by identifying which things you might want to avoid throughout your time abroad, you can easily craft the perfect trip itinerary that is suitable for your mobility scooter range. With our top tips for travellers with disabilities, you can have confidence that you will have an enjoyable, worthwhile holiday.
Travelling with a disability can be challenging, but providing that you plan ahead, you can rest assured that you will have a trip of a lifetime. It can be incredibly stressful, but by considering the accessibility of the country you are visiting, you can identify what steps you need to take before you head off on your venture. So, do your homework and consider alternative accessible tourist attractions in order to ensure a wonderful travel experience.
Book Hotels Far In Advance
If you’re a frequent traveller, you will already be aware that it’s almost always cheaper to arrange your accessible hotel accommodation far in advance. A number of hotels in European city centres in particular only have one or two accessible rooms at most, and, you guessed it, the best ones get booked months in advance. In order to ensure you can enjoy your trip to its maximum potential, you should make your reservations as early as possible.
Carefully Plan Your Route
When it comes to travelling with a disability, it’s paramount that you carefully plan your route and speak to those who may need to be made aware of the disability. After all, if you are aware of what you’re getting into before you arrive at your desired destination, you’ll have much better time! It’s likely that there will be several ways to get to the tourists attractions you’re eager to see, and many will have wheelchair ramps in place. By carefully checking the accessibility information in the visitor guides you receive in the post and online, you can relax knowing that you’ll be able to enjoy all the fun activities you’ve been dreaming about.
If You Opt For A Tour…
Carefully planning your route is just as important if you opt for a tour. In order to have the best travel tour experience, you should choose a company that specialises in accessibility. This is because they will lead you on the flattest, shortest tour routes possible, ensuring that you are comfortable throughout your guided venture. Before you skip ahead and hire any guide, you should consider whether the guide is a licensed professional, what route will be used, whether you’ll be embarking on a private tour and how many people with disabilities they have guided in the past few months. This will help you identify whether they are the right guide for you.
Have A Backup Plan
You may have spent hours planning the perfect accessible vacation, but as we know, not all things go to plan. Due to this, it’s paramount that you have a backup plan, just in case. After all, you don’t want to travel potentially half way across the globe to be told that you can’t do all the fun activities you had planned to do. What’s more, is that you must be prepared for the unexpected, including poor weather conditions! This can massively impact your trip, so before packing your suitcase, we strongly recommended checking the weather forecast.