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2016 COACH HOLIDAYS NOW ONLINE!

OPERATED BY SKILLS HOLIDAYS

Join a Skills Holiday in Britain from local joining points in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire.

We hold Open Days and events throughout the year - we love meeting you and you can find out about all of our newest tours! If you would like to come along please join our email mailing list on the left hand side of this page!

SETTLE TO CARLISLE RAILWAY 2017

A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, join us for an extraordinary journey that will capture your heart along the most stunning landscapes in the North of England. Be dazzled as we cut through beautiful scenery and breathtaking viaducts, before scaling the heights of the Mallerstang valley.

2 DAYS

"DOWNTON ABBEY" & COTSWOLDS ON FILM & TV

On this break you will get the unique opportunity to explore the famous locations of some of Britain’s best loved film and TV programmes from the “Harry Potter” films to “Inspector Morse” and of course, “Downton Abbey”.

5 DAYS

1940'S THE GOLDEN YEARS-2016

Step back into the "Golden Years" on this unique experience and immerse yourself in a 1940's themed celebratory evening sing-a-long.

Sample the Mayflower Spirit Cocktail and hear how it was created, discover the former Turkish Baths on a heritage tour and learn about the Imperial Hotel "Across the Years" with a lively and entertaining talk - if the walls of this historic hotel could talk, what a story thy would tell.

5 DAYS

4 STAR LIVERPOOL 2017

Liverpool is an exciting city filled with an exhilarating atmosphere and classic buildings. Most famous for the birth of the Beatles, two world famous football clubs and the Grand National steeple chase. It has a thriving arts scene and an abundance of museums and galleries all waiting to be explored.

 

3 DAYS

4* LONDON WEEKEND

This fabulous 2 day break weekend gives you the freedom to explore our wonderful capital city at your own pace.  London is buzzing with different things to do throughout the city so you won't be short of options.

2 DAYS

ANDRE RIEU LIVE IN LEEDS

THE UNDISPUTED KING OF WALTZ, Andre Rieu returns this year with a brand new UK tour “Love in Venice”! Accompanied by his Johann Strauss Orchestra YOU will be treated to a never before seen act filled with some of the most moving and beautiful melodies of opera as well as, the world’s most romantic waltzes.

2 DAYS

ASCOT COUNTRY LIVING CHRISTMAS FAIR 2016

Festive fun that the whole family can enjoy! Gather amongst friends for a dramatic race of jumps and hurdles with one of Ascot’s most valuable days of jumps racing. Away from the tracks there’s plenty more to keep everyone entertained; warm up with a mulled wine, indulge on mince pies and join in with the carol singers at this extra-special Christmas fair.

2 DAYS

AUTUMN COLOURS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT 2017

Be captivated by the beauty of the Lake District – England’s largest National Park – by boat and by rail as we include a Steam Yacht Gondola ride, a cruise along Bowness and a journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway!

5 DAYS

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 2016

Those looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience need look no further than the award-winning Bath Christmas Market. Each year Bath is transformed into a magical shopper’s paradise as over 170 chalets packed with Christmas splendour line the streets surrounding the Roman Baths and stunning Bath Abbey.

3 Days

BATH, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY 2017

Experience some of the richest ancient history in Britain, with an inspiring and intriguing itinerary, this tour is full of interest and discovery and features some of the most visited places in the UK.

3 DAYS

BATTLE OF THE PROMS:HATFIELD HOUSE 2017

Experience the grandeur of the Battle of the Proms set against the stunning backdrop of the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at Hatfield House – legend has it that it was beneath one of the ancient oaks that the young Queen Elizabeth I heard she was to be Queen of England. Enjoy a summer celebration of music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry displays and fireworks as you settle down on the lawn for a fabulous evening of British entertainment!

3 DAYS

BEAMISH AT CHRISTMAS & HARROGATE 2016

Step back in time with the ghost of Christmas past and prepare to be enchanted by the traditional Christmas celebrations taking place at Beamish. This open air museum is regarded as one of the best in the world and vividly brings to life the region’s industrial heritage and classic festive celebrations.

3 DAYS

BEAMISH AT CHRISTMAS FT RICHMOND XMAS FAIR 2016

Step back in time with the ghost of Christmas past and prepare to be enchanted by the traditional Christmas celebrations taking place at Beamish. This open air museum is regarded as one of the best in the world and vividly brings to life the region’s industrial heritage and classic festive celebrations.

3 DAYS

BIG BAND WEEKEND IN BLACKPOOL 2017

Relive the unforgettable era of Jazz orchestras and Big Bands on this swingin’ weekend in Blackpool!

2 DAYS

BLUEBELLS AT KEW GARDENS 2017

Witness the beauty of spring with this enchanting visit to Kew, Queen Charlotte’s cottage in Kew Gardens is home to one of the finest Bluebell woods in the country with a photo opportunity at every turn.

2 DAYS

BRIGHTON ON THE SUSSEX COAST 2017

Brighton is one of the most animated, bold and creative cities in the whole of Europe. This historic city is one of the most popular destinations in the UK offering a mix of Regency heritage and seaside delight. Our revised itinerary for 2017 includes excursions to Chichester, Worthing, Hastings and Sedlescombe organic vineyard so now you can experience the very best of Brighton and the surrounding areas.

 

 

5 DAYS

CAPTIVATING GARDENS OF CORNWALL 2017

Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in Cornwall are home to a wealth of exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees. On this break we visit some of the finest gardens in Cornwall including Trebah Garden, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world-famous Eden Project.

5 DAYS

CASTLE HOWARD AT CHRISTMAS 2016

Each Christmas, Castle Howard is transformed when its breathtaking interiors are adorned with thousands of sparkly baubles, garlands, candles and wreaths, just in time for Father Christmas. To add to the festive cheer, live music is performed under the Christmas tree or by the roaring log fire in the Long Gallery every day.

2 DAYS

CHARMING CHELTENHAM CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2016

Eat, drink and experience one of the best Christmas markets in the UK. The promenade in Cheltenham will once again play host to an array of international traders displaying an enviable range of gifts and ideas. We also visit the unique waterside venue; Gloucester Quays, the perfect combination to get you into the festive spirit.

2 DAYS

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW - 2017

Renowned as the most famous flower show in Britain and recognised all over the world the elegant RHS Chelsea Flower Show was originally held in 1862 in Kensington, until later it found its home in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital in 1913. You can expect to capture flourishing displays, a huge array of show gardens that promise to hypnotise and enchant you and flowers that you can’t find anywhere else!

2 DAYS

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW & KEW GARDENS 2017

Renowned as the most famous flower show in Britain and recognised all over the world the elegant RHS Chelsea Flower Show was originally held in 1862 in Kensington, but it later found its home in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital in 1913. You can expect to capture flourishing displays, a huge array of show gardens that promise to hypnotise and enchant you and flowers that you can’t find anywhere else!  

3 DAYS

CHESTER & LIVERPOOL CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to soak up that unforgettable festive spirit than strolling beneath twinkling lights, the crisp winter air filled with the sweet scent of Christmas biscuits and a host of traditional chalets waiting to be discovered.

2 DAYS

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

“Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year)! In Chinese culture 2017 is the Year of the Rooster and once again we’ll be joining hundreds of people in London’s colourful Trafalgar Square to enjoy the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia!

2 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN HAMPSHIRE 2016

Enjoy Christmas in beautiful the midst of Hampshire’s rugged coastlines, unspoilt countryside, ancient villages and areas of stunning natural beauty. This tour also returns to the Red Lion Hotel in Fareham which always shows great festive spirit, making it a favourite destination for many passengers.

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN PITLOCHRY:GATEWAY TO THE HIGHLANDS

Immerse yourself in Scotland’s stunning scenery as we take you to one of its most beautiful towns; Pitlochry, Gateway to the Highlands. On this trip you will discover Scotland’s picturesque Lochs and Glens of the Cairngorms National Park and explore Scotland’s newest city, Perth. This festive break ensures your Christmas will be filled with fond memories.

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK 2016

Christmas is the best time to visit Snowdonia National Park when magnificent mountaintops are sprinkled with snow and villages sparkle in the twilight. You’ll find the Christmas atmosphere simply contagious so settle down with a mince pie and a warming tipple to discover all of the amazing wonders of Snowdonia.

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN THE COTSWOLDS 2016

Escape this Christmas to the enchanting surroundings of the Cotswolds, glazed with gentle hillsides, white snow, peaceful, picturesque villages and a wealth of history. With a fabulous festive package included, this Christmas break will be hard to beat.

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS LUNCH WITH SKILLS

Join family, staff and fellow passengers on this fun-filled day of festive cheer.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT IN LEEDS 2016

Have you started thinking about your Christmas party plans yet? It’s never too early and this year you and your friends could be “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree”. So gather up the Cavalry and join us for an evening of delicious food, dancing and merriment.

2 Days

CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT AT KEW GARDENS

Enjoy magical moments this Christmas with friends and loved ones on this unique after-dark experience at the world-renowned Kew Gardens. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths, dancing illuminated fountains, tunnels of lights and all your favourite vintage rides and traditional festive fares on this breath-taking evening.

2 DAYS

CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT AT KEW GARDENS 2016

Enjoy magical moments this Christmas with friends and loved ones on this unique after-dark experience at the world-renowned Kew Gardens. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths, dancing illuminated fountains, tunnels of lights and all your favourite vintage rides and traditional festive fares on this breath-taking evening.

2 DAYS

CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT AT KEW GARDENS COACH

Enjoy magical moments this Christmas with friends and loved ones on this unique after-dark experience at the world-renowned Kew Gardens. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths, dancing illuminated fountains, tunnels of lights and all your favourite vintage rides and traditional festive fares on this breath-taking evening.

2 DAYS

COLOURFUL CORNWALL & THE SCILLY ISLES 2017

Cornwall and the Scilly Isles are an unspoilt area where picturesque natural parks meet golden coastlines. Relax as we explore a place unlike anywhere else in Great Britain with visits to the Scilly Isles, Newquay, St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum you will experience a real insight into Cornwall’s history and beauty.

5 DAYS

CORNISH GEMS:NEWQUAY,ST IVES & PADSTOW 2016

Cornwall is best known for its outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines. Relax and gently explore the real beauty the area has to offer. With visits to St Ives, Padstow and free time in Newquay you will get a real insight into one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK.

5 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: BRITISH ISLES DISCOVERY

Take home wonderful memories and experience the beauty and heritage of our islands by visiting some of the more interesting, parts of the British Isles together with contrasting calls in Dublin and Honfleur. Walk among peaceful hills, view ancient monuments and wander through historic streets. At each port of call you can be as busy or relaxed as you wish.

10 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: SCOTTISH HIGHLIGHTS & FAROES

Dramatic scenery, fascinating history, bountiful wildlife and the legacies of ancient cultures are all waiting to be discovered on this wonderful cruise taking you north to the remote Faroese archipelago and far-flung Scottish island outposts. A call in Invergordon offers the chance to discover the dramatic Highlands visiting iconic castles, legendary Loch Ness or perhaps, a malt whisky distillery.  

8 DAYS

DELIGHTS OF SHROPSHIRE 2016

Prepare for this journey back through the ages as we step on-board a vintage steam-hauled train for a classic trip of a lifetime as we pass along riverside towns and unspoilt countryside.

2 DAYS

DUNOON & THE ISLE OF BUTE 2017

Situated on the east side of the Cowal Peninsula and more accessible by sea than land- Dunoon has an attractive ‘island feel’. Dunoon and the Isle of Bute sit amongst an unspoilt natural landscape that’s undoubtedly one of Scotland’s finest destinations.

5 DAYS

EASTER IN EASTBOURNE 2017

Relax this Easter break in the elegant seaside surroundings of Eastbourne. Staying at a popular hotel overlooking the seafront it’s the perfect place to explore Eastbourne’s Victorian pier, award-winning sandy beach and colourful gardens. We have also included excursions to the iconic Beachy Head chalk sea cliff, Brighton and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

4 DAYS

EASTER IN YORKSHIRE & NORTH YORKSHIRE RAILWAY 2017

Enjoy the sun, sea and sand this Easter as we cruise over to the coast combining the romance and atmosphere of everyone’s favourite seaside towns with the dramatic views along the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

4 DAYS

ENCHANTING EASTBOURNE 2017

Eastbourne is traditionally the sunniest place in the UK. Retreat here for a stay filled with breathtaking views, hidden gems and 8 miles of unspoilt coastline. What’s not to love?

5 Days

EXPLORING NORFOLK & THE SANDRINGHAM ESTATE 2017

This special break is packed with wonderful attractions from start to finish. The highlight is a visit to Sandringham House – the much-lived country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. We also include a railway journey on the Poppy Line and free time to explore Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth.

5 DAYS

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED - 2017

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world and is the only event, other than the British Grand Prix, where British fans can see many of the F1 cars in action in one place! This year we also include additional excursions to Windsor and Greenwich, making it our biggest motoring event yet!

3 DAYS

GUERNSEY & THE ISLE OF SARK BY FERRY- 2017

The second-largest island, Guernsey is a traveller’s paradise, home to Britain’s cleanest beach, Vazon Bay, and the world’s smallest chapel, the Little Chapel. Here you can discover miles of green pastures and winding lanes sprinkled with traditional farm houses, dramatic cliffs and golden sandy beaches.

5 DAYS

GUERNSEY BY AIR 2017

From exploring castles and forts, hidden gardens, art galleries and museums or discovering the island’s historic sites and natural beauty now is the perfect time to book your getaway to Guernsey.

7 DAYS

GUERNSEY BY AIR 2017

From exploring castles and forts, hidden gardens, art galleries and museums or discovering the island’s historic sites and natural beauty now is the perfect time to book your getaway to Guernsey.

5 DAYS

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL:NIGHT WHALLEY TOUR 2017

When it comes to ghostly goings on, it seems that Lancashire has a great number of frightening fables, and this October we want to take you on a guided tour of some of the spookiest. Joined by our award-winning historian and guide: Simon Entwistle, we visit Pendle Hill and the Witch Museum, Townley Hall and enjoy a night-time guided walking tour of Whalley.

2 DAYS

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW - 2017

Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of an historic palace at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Garden lovers can marvel at the beautiful flowers and the innovative conceptual gardens showcasing the next big name! Watch demonstrations by celebrity gardeners, learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables and shop for gifts, gadgets and gardening supplies to take back home!

2 DAYS

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW 2017

Regarded as the country’s largest and most prestigious independent show, the Harrogate Flower Show held twice a year features beautiful show gardens, competitions, expert demonstrations and welcomes around 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries and landscapers, offering visitors everything they need for the perfect gardening event.

2 DAYS

HIGHLANDS DISCOVERY:RAIL, SAIL, CASTLES & DOLPHINS

Discover the beauty of the Highlands on this journey as we include a ride on the world’s most scenic railway: The Kyle Line, and enjoy an unmissable boat cruise along Moray Firth, best known for its resident Bottlenose Dolphins. Staying in the beautiful village of Beauly, close to Inverness we also visit Dunrobin Castle on this memorable break.

5 DAYS

HIGHLIGHTS OF NEWCASTLE & NORTHUMBERLAND 2016

From violent Roman invasions to territorial battles between England and Scotland, the legacy of Northumberland’s embattled past can still be seen today, showcasing exquisite castles, battlefields and stately homes alongside sweeping Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and golden coasts.

5 DAYS

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM & BLETCHLEY PARK 2017

Enjoy a thought-provoking weekend of history and secrets from the code breaking at Bletchley Park, which helped shorten World War II, to an intriguing insight into World War I & World War II at the Imperial War Museum in London.

2 DAYS

ISLE OF MAN 2016

In the Irish Sea, nestled between Great Britain and Ireland, you will discover an island with stunning scenery and unspoilt beaches coupled with a rich exciting history spanning over 8000 years just waiting to be discovered.

5 DAYS

ISLE OF MAN 2017

In the Irish Sea nestled between Great Britain and Ireland you will discover an island with stunning scenery and unspoilt beaches coupled with a rich and exciting history spanning over 8000 years just waiting to be discovered.

5 DAYS

ISLE OF WIGHT FT OSBORNE HOUSE 2017

Unwind on the Isle of Wight, where miles of golden beaches and multi-coloured sand cliffs fuse together with traditional towns and a Royal heritage.

7 DAYS

ISLES OF SCILLY 2017

Welcome to the Scilly Isles - beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt. Lying just off the coast of Cornwall there are five inhabited islands and countless uninhabited ones to explore, each with its own distinct characteristics. Scilly also boasts an incredible ancient history and archaeology, alongside sweeping sea views and amazing wildlife.

 

7 DAYS

JERSEY BY AIR 2017

Enjoy a more relaxed pace of life and discover stunning scenery and an array of wonderful attractions on the Channel Islands. Jersey makes for an amazing place to visit for a rejuvenating getaway, no matter the time of year.

7 DAYS

JERSEY BY AIR 2017

Enjoy a more relaxed pace of life and discover stunning scenery and an array of wonderful attractions on the Channel Islands. Jersey makes for an amazing place to visit for a rejuvenating getaway, no matter the time of year.

5 DAYS

JERSEY EXPLORER 2017

Escape to a subdued island that offers a mix of English reserve and French savoir-faire, timeless hidden valleys and scenes of continental flair. Its diverse attractions and stunning beauty offer something for everyone and makes Jersey an ideal destination.

5 DAYS

KENT:TV & MOVIE MAGIC 2017

Go behind the scenes on a tour of Kent’s most famous attractions, you’ll be surprised at just how many box office hits feature Kent as the starring role. From luscious gardens at Knole House and Groomsbridge Place Gardens to the historic cobbles at Chatham Dockyard, we explore every filmmakers dream.

5 DAYS

LADIES DAY AT CHESTER RACES 2017

Join friends alongside glamorous racegoers for what is undoubtedly one of the most popular racing events on the calendar, as Ladies’ Day fever hits Chester Races! Bring your friends and family and combine a top city destination and a shoppers’ paradise with elegant fashion and racing passion.

2 DAYS

LLANDUDNO'S VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA 2017

Prithee, prithee your presence is desired in Llandudno to celebrate the much loved Victorian Extravaganza! Marvel at the Victorian costumed characters as they wander through the Victorian street fair, old time fair rides, steam engines and witness the biggest highlight the daily street parades that take place at midday!

3 DAYS

LONDON CHRISTMAS SHOPPER 2016

From German-style markets along the Thames, to the dazzling Christmas lights on Oxford Street, this is the best place to start and finish all of your Christmas shopping. Our beautiful hotel is also a stone’s throw away from some of London’s most famous sights.

2 DAYS

LONDON MINI BREAK 2017

Whether you’re visiting London for the first time or coming back for a special occasion, you’ll discover a city full of unforgettable landmarks and exciting things to do! Staying in a 4 star hotel in Kensington, on this break you’ll be right in the centre of the action.

3 DAYS

LONDON'S NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2016

Get ready for one of the most spectacular celebrations to welcome in the New Year. Whether you choose to indulge in exotic, fine dining at one of London’s top restaurants, seek out an award-winning cocktail bar or end the year with a bang at the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Thames, this New Year’s Eve will be a truly exceptional experience.

2 DAYS

MAGICAL MERSEYSIDE:LIVERPOOL & CHESTER 2017

Enjoy a 4 day break to the north of England as we visit two of the country’s most rewarding cities: Liverpool and Chester. On this ‘must do’ break look forward to two guided tours of Liverpool and Chester and enjoy the time honoured tradition of hopping aboard a ferry across the Mersey – a fantastic way to see Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront.

4 DAYS

MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL 2017

The highlight of this new break is the RHS Malvern Spring Show, where you are sure to be inspired by spring! On this break we also visit Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester.

3 DAYS

MARITIME BRITAIN:BUCKLERS HARD MUSEUM & PORTSMOUTH

Britain’s maritime history is one of the most important in the world with Portsmouth being at the centre of this fascinating heritage. Our carefully planned tour includes an inspiring and intriguing itinerary which takes us to Portsmouth Dockyard, Bucklers Hard Museum and we also include a cruise along the Beaulieu River.

5 DAYS

MULTI-CHANNEL EXPLORER JERSEY & GUERNSEY 2017

Just off the Normandy coast, lie the Channel Islands, comprising of Jersey (recently voted the number 1 travellers choice on trip advisor), Guernsey, Sark and Herm, where British and French influences infuse to create a unique mix of exquisite coastlines, rich heritage, beautiful harbours and old-world charm.

7 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN HAMPSHIRE 2016

Spend this New Year in the timeless and elegant surroundings of Hampshire. Leave your cares behind as we return again to the Red Lion Hotel in Fareham, which has firmly established itself as a favourite amongst a host of Skills passengers.

4 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN THE LAKES 2016

Welcome in the New Year in the magical setting of the Lake District, the inspiration for our nation’s most celebrated poets. This relaxing break will surround you with Britain’s most beautiful postcard panoramas including majestic rolling hilltops, towering mountains and glittering lakes which have been stirring the imaginations of visitors for centuries.

4 DAYS

NORTHUMBRIA EXPLORER 2017

Sweeping landscapes and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty form the background for this tour, as we discover Northumberland’s dramatic Roman history at Roman Vindolanda. Enjoy fantastic panorama views on an excursion around the Northumberland Coast and enjoy Afternoon Tea on-board the stationary 1957 Mark 1 carriages.

5 DAYS

OBAN, ISLE OF MULL & ANCIENT IONA 2017

Prepare for an enchanting adventure as we take you on an amazing journey through Scotland. Staying in the lively town of Oban, we have included a cable car ride up Aonach Mor for breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands and excursions to the rugged Island of Mull and the tranquil island of Iona, steeped in early Christian history.  

6 DAYS

PAIGNTON & THE ENGLISH RIVIERA 2017

Famous for its swaying palm trees, piers and golden coastlines Paignton brings a touch of the Mediterranean to Britain! The tour also boasts a unique range of attractions with excursions to Dartmouth and Torquay and an optional Dartmouth Cruise making the English Riviera one of our best holiday hotspots.

5 DAYS

PAIGNTON 4 DAY BREAK 2017

Providing gentle breezes and the exotic appeal of the English Riviera, Paignton promises to be the ideal break at any time of the year – boasting a traditional pier and a lively harbour, we also visit Exeter; the capital of Devon on this short break.  

4 DAYS

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS OF LANCASHIRE 2017

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic splendour of Lancashire! On this weekend we have arranged a journey on the iconic East Lancashire Steam Railway with a Cream Tea as well as a luxurious cruise along the Lancaster canal on the award-winning Widebeam Canal Boat Kingfisher.

2 DAYS

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS OF YORKSHIRE - 2017

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the water and from the tracks on some of the UK’s most enjoyable journeys.

2 DAYS

ROCHESTER DICKENSIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET 2016

Come away with us to the Norman cities of Canterbury and Rochester for their renowned Christmas markets. This three day break promises to be the ideal getaway with plenty of Christmas shopping and festive spirit.

3 DAYS

SALISBURY & WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS

These quintessentially British cities are a sparkling treasure trove of traditional timbered buildings and gothic Cathedrals that light up during the festive season.

3 DAYS

SCARBOROUGH:DISCOVERING THE YORKSHIRE COAST 2017

Beat the blues this winter and discover the seaside gems along the stunning Yorkshire Coast. Staying in Scarborough, the world’s first seaside resort we have included excursions to Whitby, Bridlington and York

5 DAYS

SCOTTISH BORDERS FT THE LAKE DISTRICT 2016

Fall under the enchanting spell of the sheer beauty and history of the Scottish Borders and the Lake District. Discover the emerald forests, moorlands and rolling hills that have inspired noble poets and writers such as Robbie Burns and William Wordsworth.

5 DAYS

SETTLE TO CARLISLE 3 DAYS 2017

A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, join us for an extraordinary journey that will capture your heart along the most stunning landscapes in the North of England. Be dazzled as we cut through beautiful scenery and breathtaking viaducts, before scaling the heights of the Mallerstang valley.

3 DAYS

SETTLE TO CARLISLE EASTER SPECIAL 2017

A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, join us for an extraordinary journey that will capture your heart along the most stunning landscapes in the North of England. Be dazzled as we cut through beautiful scenery and breathtaking viaducts, before scaling the heights of the Mallerstang valley.

3 DAYS

SETTLE TO CARLISLE RAILWAY 2016

A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, join us for an extraordinary journey that will capture your heart along the most stunning landscapes in the North of England. Be dazzled as we cut through beautiful scenery and breathtaking viaducts, before scaling the heights of the Mallerstang valley.

2 DAYS

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY & SHREWSBURY 2017

Prepare for this journey back through the ages as we step on-board a vintage steam-hauled train for a classic trip of a lifetime as we pass along riverside towns and unspoilt countryside.

2 DAYS

SKILLS PARTY BREAK 2017

Skills Holidays and the fabulous Best Western - Queen Hotel, in Chester, would like to formally invite you back by royal ‘Skills’ appointment to the spectacular party break for another sensational evening.

2 DAYS

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW 2017

Originally developed by the local council in 1924, the Southport Flower Show is now the UK’s largest independent flower show attracting over 80,000 visitors each year. Showcasing a mix of the finest flower and vegetable displays alongside specialist food demonstrations and celebrity guests.

2 DAYS

SPA BREAK 2017

Fancy a break from the stresses and strains in life? Do you have a special occasion coming up? A spa break is a fantastic way to treat yourself or that special someone, this weekend we give you the ultimate in relaxation, over-indulge, unwind and leave feeling rejuvenated and revitalised!

2 DAYS

SPA BREAK 2017

Fancy a break from the stresses and strains in life? Do you have a special occasion coming up? A spa break is a fantastic way to treat yourself or that special someone, this weekend we give you the ultimate in relaxation, over-indulge, unwind and leave feeling rejuvenated and revitalised!

2 DAYS

SPRING COLOURS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT 2017

Be captivated by the beauty of the Lake District – England’s largest National Park – by boat and by rail as we include a Steam Yacht Gondola ride, a cruise along Bowness and a journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway!

5 DAYS

STRICTLY DANCE BREAKS WITH SKILLS 2017

Prepare to dance, hold and step on our brand new range of dancing breaks! Thanks to our talented hosts, interesting workshops at the hotel and evenings of social dancing with friends anyone – from enthusiastic beginners to seasoned dancers – will be able to improve on their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly themed dancing holidays!

4 DAYS

STRICTLY DANCE BREAKS WITH SKILLS 2017

Prepare to dance, hold and step on our brand new range of dancing breaks! Thanks to our talented hosts, interesting workshops at the hotel and evenings of social dancing with friends anyone – from enthusiastic beginners to seasoned dancers – will be able to improve on their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly themed dancing holidays!

5 DAYS

STUNNING SCOTLAND 2017

Scotland offers a blend of rich history and stunning landscapes. From Pitlochry – one of Scotland’s most beautiful places – we visit the great city of Edinburgh, Glamis Castle and the Blair Athol Distillery. All you have to do is sit back and watch the stunning views of Scotland pass you by.

5 DAYS

STUNNINGLY ROYAL SCOTLAND 2016

Magnificent castles stand proud at the foot of cobbled streets and breathtaking scenery. Discover Scotland’s crown-jewelled past as we visit castles, towns and cities that have stolen the Royal Family’s heart.

5 DAYS

SUMMER AT KEW GARDENS - 2017

Offering colourful plants, picturesque landscapes, tropical glasshouses full of botanic wonders and buildings steeped in over 250 years of history, don’t miss a visit to the world’s most famous Botanic Gardens this summer!

2 DAYS

Surrey Secrets:Hampton Court, RHS Wisley & Denbies

This new tour has a little bit of something for everyone: whether you love gardens, a film enthusiast or enjoy history, Surrey is full of surprises! Our journey takes us to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Guildford and RHS Wisley, with admission into Guildford Castle and Hampton Court Palace included. There is even the chance to sample some delicious English wines on a classic Wine Tasting Experience at Denbies wine estate.

5 DAYS

TATTON PARK FLOWER SHOW 2017

Set in the magnificent parklands of Tatton Park in Cheshire, this RHS Flower show offers a spectacular day out with a fresh and unique appeal not only to plant lovers but friends and family too.

2 DAYS

THAMES CHRISTMAS PARTY CRUISE 2016

This Christmas, let the sparkling lights and majestic sights of London by night become the backdrop to your festive celebrations with a Christmas Party Cruise along the famous river Thames.

2 DAYS

THAMES TALES RIVER CRUISE 2017

Sail along the UK’s second longest river on this fabulous four cruise tour. Take in the sights from the waters as you sail from Oxford right down to Greenwich over four days making some beautiful and breath-taking stops along the way.

4 DAYS

THE HAUNTED RIBBLE VALLEY & PENDLE WITCHES-2016

Revisit the notorious legend of Pendle Hill, a story of murder, witchcraft and terror deep in the heart of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. Our guide on this tour is Simon Entwistle who has appeared on TV and Radio in the past and will take you on an entertaining journey through the history of this hauntingly beautiful landscape.   

2 DAYS

 
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