We are a young family and during the last few years our holiday budget has got a lot tighter. We decided a few years ago to book with a coach company called Ferris coaches, as they had an offer in our local paper offering a 10 day holiday to Spain in August for about £700:00 half board it was allocation on arrival in The Costa Brava, we did pay an extra £60:00 for the Luxury coach and i think about £30:00 car parking at Dover as we live nearby the port. We arrived at Dover at about 12:30pm awaiting our 13:00pm pick up, unfortunately there was a major accident on the M25 so our coach did not arrive until about 14:00pm but this did not bother us, and at Dover we were told that we were going to Calella and staying at the Bon Repos Hotel. Once on the boat we had a good meal and we also packed sandwiches and drinks in a cool box for the coach trip as French service stations are quite expensive and they do not have too much too offer after 9pm. We left Calais at about 18:30pm french time and stopped very shortly about 1 hour after for the drivers to change over, we did have a quick 10 mins to stretch the legs and for those who wanted have a cigerette. We then i believe travelled down to Troyes for our main evening stop for about 45 mins this was enough time and arrived there at about 22:00pm. We had booked a platuim coach, which was extremly comfortable, there is always a hostess on board and throughout and they will offer hot/cold drinks at 70p, pot noodles, chocolate bars etc at very good prices, they also do a few games of Bingo and have a few movies playing on the DVD system. Our next stop was a quick refueling stop at about 3:00am in the morning, not too many people got off as most were asleep again for about 10 mins, just enough time for a quick stretch of the legs. Then after another few hours the coach stops to change drivers at a budget hotel. We then continue our journey down to spain and stop at either the French or Spanish side of the border depending on time. We arrived in our resort just after 10am, so the journey from Calais took about 17 hours. We were very impressed by the price, service of all Ferris people )Drivers, Stewardess and Rep in resort. The hotel was ok, the food not so good so we did eat out a few times. We have since been back to Spain with Ferris another 4 times since and have booked to go at Easter for £600 again 3 Adults and 1 Child and August £850:00, a price that cannot be beaten. We now book at either the Maripins or Papi in Malgrat as the food is very good and fresh and the prices excellent. One more good thing about travelling on the coach is that they do not weigh your bag and once your bag is on you next see your bag at the hotel. Another tip, bring a pillow for the coach journey it really helps.