Can anyone tell me if there is wireless on the bus on the GAS tour?
Not in 2012 and not on any of the other tours I have been on since then. The scenery on the GAS is gorgeous though.
BTW WTF is the GAS? Magical Mystery Tour? Pardon the sarcasm but sometimes abbreviations or airport codes are VERY annoying.
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None of the tours I have been on have had buses with WiFi.
Usually the scenery is too exciting to care about WiFi for me. All of the hotels (and even the overnight boat in Scandinavia) over the past 5 - 6 years have had great WiFi.
Thanks for the replies. The Ireland tour last year had wifi on the bus, so I thought it would be a possibility.
Philip, what is WTF?
I am glad you asked, I was interested also in wifi on the bus.
After 13 RS tours in 14 years, I have seen more and more tour-mates using electronic devices rather than interacting with other tour members. Thank goodness I have never been on a RS tour bus that had WiFi including when I took the Scandinavian tour.
My recent Scandanavia tour had wifi on the bus while in Sweden, but not in Denmark or Norway.
It may depend on the bus company hired for the tour.
I hope they never get wifi on the bus. Can't think of anything worse than to spend several thousand dollars for a tour and then sit on the bus with a wireless device and never know what is going on with other tour members, looking at the wonderful scenery and sites as you travel from each destination. Talking with other tour members and being involved is a great part of the tours. Wifi on the bus, not for me.
Oh Nigel! =P
I can't agree more.
"Can't think of anything worse than to spend several thousand dollars for a tour and then sit on the bus with a wireless device and never know what is going on with other tour members, looking at the wonderful scenery and sites as you travel from each destination. Talking with other tour members and being involved is a great part of the tours."
The fact that there is wifi on the bus doesn't mean you have to use it.
I was happy to have it in Sweden (route tracking, posting photos, looking up museum hours, etc). I don't spend that much time using the wifi in my hotel room (I'm often out photographing at night), so having it on the bus was nice.
good point, Eric
I've rented a wifi hotspot in the past, once from TepWireless and once from xcom, which was expensive and didn't work as well as the Tep service.
Now I have an iPhone with T-Mobile USA that provides free roaming in Europe. It's perfect!
I'm with you on this. We had WiFi on the bus for our Ireland tour and I thought that was great. Some tours have a lot of bus time and it's definitely not all beautiful or even interesting. Being able to deal with some things on the bus meant more time to see things when we were on the ground. On that tour, many of us used WiFi to air drop photos to each other, so we were still communicating. I'm not sure what the difference is between someone reading on the bus, which many of us do, or using the Internet.