I am considering Rabbies Tours as an alternative to driving on a trip to Scotland, as I would be going solo. Also the more experienced I get at traveling the more I try to avoid driving. I interacted with their customer service, a few emails back and forth; have taken that about as far as it can go productively. Rabbies seems highly rated on TripAdvisor.
The thing I am concerned with is the legroom/seat pitch of a multi-day tour (or even a long day tour). My experience riding busses in Europe is that the legroom can be very poor. (FlixBus in Poland, also buses in Ireland). Rabbies uses smaller Mercedes coaches, but I still wanted to check before committing. I have gone back and forth with them in an email exchange, and have gotten about as much as I can out of them. Here is what they told me about measurements:
"Top of seat back to seat back in front: 60cm
Base of (front of) seat back to seat back in front: 65cm"
The top measurement is the classic definition of seat pitch, and as a frame of reference economy seat pitch on a plane is around 29 inches/73 cm. So it seems like they have less legroom than a plane by around 3-5", or 8-13 cm. The second measurement seems impossible if the first is true. If I take that one at face value, it's about 25" between my back and the seat in front of me. Suppose 12" is taken up by the seat surface, that leaves 13" in actual legroom (kind of tight).
Either way, this kind of confirms my concerns. So, my questions: if you have taken a Rabbies tour in Scotland, did you find leg room to be an issue? Also, what are your thoughts on my logic? Is there something I am missing here?
Also: I do realize Rick has a tour in Scotland, which I am sure is great but I prefer to travel as independently as possible and only supplment that with tours when it makes sense. Also, the price point exceeds my willingness to pay, especially with the single supplement. And I am sort of a travel grump (intermittantly, not constantly) and not sure I am even eligible on those grounds.