Relax in your luxurious seat and enjoy the magnificent views. Maybe you’d like a drink and a snack as well?
A training vacation in the 21st century means you’ll travel in vehicles that look like a mobile five-star hotel with entertainment and connectivity while broadcasting.
There are also some great tracks ranging from stage performances to the new I’m A Celebrity appeal that opened this summer. (Or even for those who like to plan their celebrations ahead of time, the Christmas markets!).
So sit back, enjoy the friendly service on board and wait for your vacation to arrive, as you’ll likely join your flight at a convenient local pick-up point.
Here’s a look at the lead coaching firms’ plans for the 2021 major holiday season …
Ligers and scissors
The two former competitors in coaching became sister brands after Leger Holidays acquired Shearings last June. Leger is known for European holidays – although it has recently expanded accommodation cruises – while the Shearings are more associated with UK tours.
These additional 20 British Leger flights now total 33 for 2021, with prices starting at £ 269 per person for a four-day itinerary. Destinations nationwide range from the Torquay, Falmouth, and Eden Project to the Highlands Railroad and the Royal Deeside with plenty of options in between.
Favorite trips will include the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the Treasures of Flowers of North Wales, the York Christmas Market, the Grassington Deckinsian Festival, and our finest hour: The Battle of Britain, one of the company’s popular battlefield tours.
Shearings revealed 23 “more comprehensive” rides for this year and 2022, offering rides and experiences to get the most out of each day. Five to eight day breaks start at £ 389 per person and cover trains, castles, wine tastings and museums – from the English Riviera to the Highlands across Wales and more.
Also new for 2021/22 are eight-day self-driving holidays with pet-friendly hotels. They start at £ 314 per person and cover Devon, Cornwall, Isle of Wight, Wales and Scotland and can also be booked for shorter breaks of five or seven days. Both brands promise full holiday protection, and compliance with all Covid restrictions.
Find out more at leger.co.uk and shearings.com.
The company offers comfortable bus travel from all over the country and one of its major destinations is London, with a dedicated team providing theater and attractions tickets.
Pretty Woman: The Musical is set to reopen at the Savoy Theater in the West End later this year, and OMEGA runs two-day breaks on the weekend from £ 159 per person from September 18 to December 11.
The tour includes multiple reception points, a one-night bed and breakfast and a ticket to the hit show.
Find out more at omegabreaks.com.
I’m not a celebrity … but get me into a coach. National now has a turbocharged break that includes a new action packed visit to I’m A Celebrity … Jungle Challenge Attraction at Quayside MediaCityUK, Manchester.
Starting at £ 109 per adult and £ 87.50 per child (under 12 years old), the two-day journey departs from various pickup points in the Northwest, Northeast, Yorkshire and the Midlands on specific dates in July, August and October and comes with one night half board and visit To Blackpool.
Find out more on nationalholidays.com.
Just go! Holidays
Say thank you for the music when you sing along with Abba’s hit song Mamma Mia! She lives at Harewood House in West Yorkshire.
Just go! They have coach breaks for two and three days that include a ticket to the show, with rates starting at £ 129 per person. Travel from various pickup points in the South and the Midlands. Bed and breakfast accommodation and dinner come on long haul flights.
Book fast as the flights will only be on August 15, 22 and 28. Other itineraries cover Devon and Scarborough and October Vacation on Flying Scotsman when they make their heritage debut
Mid-Norfolk Railroad, with trips to Norwich and Cambridge (from £ 229 per person from three days, meeting points in the Midlands and Southeast).
Find out more at justgoholidays.com.
The prestigious company has a new portfolio of 2021 UK Stay & Explore escorts for six days with an average of just 24 passengers.
Itineraries include Yorkshire, The Highlands, the Heart of England and Jersey with guests staying in a centrally located four-star hotel and getting the right mix of day trips and free time to relax.
A tour manager and local guides are available to assist guests.
Prices start at £ 499 per person with pickup points nationwide.
Find out more at cosmos.co.uk.