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European COACH HOLIDAYS

2018 COACH HOLIDAYS NOW ONLINE!

OPERATED BY SKILLS HOLIDAYS

Our Skills European programme offers modern and stylish coach adventures into the heart of Continental Europe. Our European coach holidays can be joined throughout the East Midlands in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire giving you even more opportunities to experience Europe by coach.

Why face airports?! Travel in comfort in one of our stylish Skills coaches and tour Europe's most exciting holiday destinations... the perfect way to explore the continent.

BELFAST: LEGEND OF THE TITANIC & GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 2018

This short break is your chance to follow the extraordinary story of the largest moving object ever built by man on a walk around tour through the Titanic Exhibition which uses original material alongside vintage photographs, heart-wrenching recordings and news reels to bring the story back to life.

5 DAYS

4* CHRISTMAS IN HOLLAND 2018

Holland is a wonderful country to visit during the festive period and on this break you can explore some of our favourite destinations with visits to Amsterdam, The Hague and Scheveningen. On Christmas Day, you can enjoy a wonderful and cosy Christmas within the comfort of your hotel with a day filled with delicious food, music, dancing and festive cheer. You’re guaranteed to have a “Prettige Kerstdagen” (Merry Christmas).

5 DAYS

ALPINE AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS 2018

Make this Christmas a magical one and spend it in the enchanted Austrian Alps. Staying in a charming 4-star hotel, overlooking the snowy Austrian Alps, on this break we have arranged a special Christmas package and included excursions to Bregenzerwald, Schwarzenberg, Walgau, Friedrichshafen

8 DAYS

AMSTERDAM CANAL FESTIVAL 2018

The magnificent ‘Grachtenfestival’ Canal Festival is the largest classical music festival in the Netherlands and is one of Amsterdam’s summer cultural highlights. The twinkling canals in the centre of Amsterdam form the perfect backdrop for performers of classic music who come from all over the world to perform either by the canal or on the water and this break is your perfect opportunity to experience the magic for yourself.    

4 DAYS

AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2018

This Christmas enter a realm of gingerbread and glühwein as we visit some of Austria’s oldest and most romantic Christmas markets. 

6 DAYS

BEAUTIFUL BRUGES 2018

You will love this new city break to Bruges, a picture-perfect city full of awe-inspiring Gothic buildings, cobbled streets and medieval houses. On this short break we include excursions to the city of Ghent and the opportunity to visit Ypres and experience the moving Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate.

4 DAYS

BRUSSELS & BRUGES CHRISTMAS MARKETS

The picturesque settings and the intoxicating scent of warm, fresh waffles make Belgium a favourite amongst festive travellers looking for a fairytale Christmas break.

3 DAYS

CATALONIAN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR IN THE COSTA BRAVA

Nestled in Spain’s mild Mediterranean climate of the Costa Brava, our resort of Calella exudes Spanish hospitality. Centrally located and within easy reach of the traditional old-town quarter and neighbouring attractions, the resort’s long sandy beach and beautifully clear waters make for a truly tranquil escape. With a varied itinerary of excursions and festivities this break will be sure to fill you warmth and cheer.

13 DAYS

COLOGNE & DUSSELDORF CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2018

“First Skills break and we had an amazing time” –Mr J Law
“The overall trip was very enjoyable and Skills were excellent.” – Mr P Patel

 

Prepare to fall in love with all things festive as we visit the enchanting Cologne and Düsseldorf Christmas markets! With thousands of bargains to browse and the lovingly familiar aromas of cinnamon and mulled wine, this great value break is the perfect start to Christmas!

4 DAYS

COSTA BRAVA, BARCELONA & GIRONA 2018

Soak up the sunshine on this sizzling summer holiday to Costa Brava, Barcelona and Girona! Offering miles of stunning sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and delicious cuisine, it’s easy to see why Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations!

9 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: MAJESTIC FJORDLAND 2018

A delightful mix of some of Norway’s prettiest towns and villages set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery, this cruise brings you some of the best of Fjordland. Columbus takes you deep into the heart of the Norwegian fjords and every day promises a host of new and exciting landscapes from towering peaks and beautiful valleys to tumbling waterfalls and deep blue waters.

9 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: SPAIN, PORTUGAL & GIBRALTAR 2018

Mouth-watering variety is the key word for this southbound cruise as you discover each destination’s unique scenery, charm and ambience. Grand architecture gives way to charming old quarters and contrasting cities reveal a wealth of fascinating history. You’ll be tempted with shopping bargains, or choose to simply relax, enjoy the local cuisine, and let the world go by.

13 DAYS

Diano Marina: Italian & French Rivieras

The Italian Riviera resonates with style, charm and irresistible allure. The sweeping shore curves between France’s blue waters and have been a haven for artists, celebrities and Royalty since the 1800s. Explore the picturesque resorts of San Remo and Portofino, the jewel of the Italian Riviera as well as Menton, Eze and Monaco, famous for its glamorous casinos along the French Riviera, one of the world’s most famous coastlines. This elegant break promises attractive coastlines, blue waters and sunshine the whole year round.

9 DAYS

DISCOVERING POLAND 2018

Embark on an exploration through Poland, as we explore the cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of this spectacular city. On this fascinating break we enjoy a journey on the Gubalowka Funicular train, and visits to Wrocław, Kraków, Auschwitz, Zakopane, Wawel Hill & Cathedral and St. Mary’s Basicilica.

8 DAYS

DISNEYLAND® PARIS 2018

Imagine a place where the wonderful word of Disney® comes alive, imagine a Disneyland® Park where make believe is real and a place where dreams really do come true! This year the magic is closer than you think!

5 DAYS

LAKE GARDA, VENICE & VERONA 2018

Renowned for its beauty, Lake Garda is a blend of picturesque villages and lakeside promenades, framed by breathtaking mountains which make it one of Italy’s most cherished destinations. On this break we combine a peaceful Lake tour with excursions to Venice and Verona and an optional wine tasting afternoon.

9 DAYS

LITTLE TRAINS & BOATS OF THE RHINE VALLEY 2018

wonderful way to enjoy this famous river valley as we enjoy a journey on the Drachenfels bahn Rack Railway, a relaxing boat cruise to Königswinter and free time in the magnificent city of Cologne.

5 DAYS

Lost Legends: Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Prince and George Michael Mini Cruise

“WE WILL ROCK YOU”: On this fun-packed mini cruise! So “Let’s Dance”, as we party with the all-stars with two nights of fabulous live entertainment and tribute acts to the “Starman” David Bowie

3 DAYS

MINI CRUISE - AMSTERDAM 2018

Step on board and start your mini break on one of our great value for money mini cruises with P&O ferries. Treat yourself to a short break with a difference with a mini cruise from Hull to Amsterdam, Zeebruges or Keukenhof and explore what one or all of these wonderful cities have to offer!

 

Full of excitement, culture and wonderful architecture, Amsterdam is home to some of Van Gogh’s most famous masterpieces as well as the renowned history of Anne Frank’s House.  Alternatively, visitors can simply soak up the relaxed Dutch atmosphere with some shopping, unwind in one of its cosy cafes or enjoy a cruise along one of the many canals.

3 DAYS

MINI CRUISE - BRUGES 2018

Step on board and start your mini break on one of our great value for money mini cruises with P&O ferries. Treat yourself to a short break with a difference with a mini cruise to Bruges and explore what this wonderful city has to offer!

3 DAYS

Mini Cruise: Brussels Flower Carpet

Discover the spectacular Brussels Flower Carpet in style on one of our mini cruise breaks. Taking place every two years, the Brussels Flower Carpet is a special event where the Grand Place Square is transformed into a magnificent flowering mass of colour.

3 DAYS

Mini Cruise: Ghent Christmas Market

Take an exciting mini cruise to explore the beautiful Ghent Christmas market. This mini break is the perfect excuse to get away with friends or loved-ones and start your Christmas shopping in an enchanting surrounding. 

 

***Please note there is a discrepancy between our Brochure and the below itinerary. The below itinerary is an accurate representaion of the product offerred to our passengers. 

3 DAYS

Mini Cruise: Northern Soul & Motown

We welcome back P&O’s fabulous Northern Soul and Motown Mini Cruise! So, don’t fight it baby – it’s soul time! With a whole host of great DJ’s and live entertainers performing whilst on-board and an excursion to Amsterdam, this is a break not to be missed!

3 DAYS

NEW 4* New Year in Lake Garda

Celebrate this New Year in style on the shores of Lake Garda! Renowned for its sheer beauty and picture-postcard scenery, on this stunning break we include an excellent New Year’s package at the hotel and visits to the floating city of Venice, Murano, Burano and ancient Verona. 

 

7 days

NEW Amsterdam Light Festival

Every year, the city of Amsterdam organises a magical Light Festival and the city sparkles with unique light art sculptures, projections and art installations along the roads, squares and even on the glistening waters of the canal!

3 DAYS

NEW Amsterdam New Year

Why not make a new year’s resolution, and visit the fantastic city of Amsterdam! The Dutch know how to have a good time and the capital is a wonderful host. On this fabulous break we also include a canal cruise and a visit to Scheveningen. 

 

4 DAYS

New Year in the Black Forest

Make this a New Year to remember in the Black Forest where charming towns and magnificent scenery awaits. Celebrate with friends and loved-ones with an excellent New Year’s Eve package at the hotel and unforgettable excursions to Strasbourg, Gengenbach, Freiburg, Zell and Obernai.  

7 DAYS

NEW YEAR SOUL PARTY - MINI CRUISE

Once again we will be enjoying the host of facilities on board a P&O Cruise Ferry on this great value New Year break with a twist!

On this special New Year Soul Party you will enjoy all the comforts onboard the Pride of York with live entertainment from Soul Kinda Wonderful bringing songs from iconic groups such as The Drifters, The Temptations and The Four Tops as well as many soul and Motown classics.  So with a choice of meal packages, join friends and family to dance the night away! And here's the twist - the ship remains in dock at Hull throughout your stay! 

 

3 DAYS

NEW: Mini Break – Maastricht & Valkenburg Christmas Caves

Kick off your festive season with a trip to Holland’s Christmas capital! On this mini break we will take you to the enchanting city of Maastricht as well as Valkenburg where you can enjoy the unique and cosy Christmas markets hidden away in the charming Velvet Cave!

3 DAYS

PARIS: TOUR DE FRANCE 2018

Welcome to the “City of Lights” or “City of Love.” Paris is certainly both and has always been considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. Whether it's a riverside vista that takes in the Seine, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, or the view of elegant buildings and mansard roofs from a hotel room window, it doesn't take much to convince anyone that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

On this exciting weekend break we take you right into the heart of the action as you spend a full day in Paris to watch the final leg of the Tour de France.  This annual spectacle attracts visitors far and wide to the Champs Elysees to witness the adrenaline and excitement.

4 DAYS

RHINE IN FLAMES 2018

The Rhine in Flames festival is Germany’s oldest and largest fireworks spectacular that takes place along the most scenic stretch of the Rhine. Experience the majestic River Rhine burst into mesmerizing colours as beautifully illuminated boats sail out into the river and firework displays light up the river. Staying at the renowned Hotel Wager we also include excursions to Cologne and Boppard.

5 days

Rüdesheim & Frankfurt Christmas Markets

Join us for a taste of Christmas as we visit Rüdesheim and Frankfurt Christmas markets! The German Christmas markets are some of the most popular in Europe and from unique stocking fillers to mulled wine and tasty local delicacies, this great value break promises to kick start your festivities. 

 

4 DAYS

Singles: The Italian Dolomites 2018

Discover Italy’s dazzling Dolomites on this spectacular break away. Offering a unique mix of Italian and Austrian cultures, in a breath taking Alpine setting. Along with a tour of the Italian Dolomites, we include visits to Merano, Vipiteno, Passo Pordoi & Ortisei.

8 DAYS

TREASURES OF TUSCANY 2018

One of the most beautiful regions in Italy, Tuscany is famed for its breath-taking rolling landscapes, medieval towns and beautiful coasts. On this tour we visit a treasure of great places including Florence, Italy’s city of art and culture, Pisa, home to the famous leaning tower, one of the world’s most famous landmarks, graceful Lucca, birthplace of Puccini and Siena, which charms its visitors with an array of fine architecture. 

 
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