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UK COACH HOLIDAYS

2015 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. Alternatively join our British coach holidays by taking advantage of our FREE park & ride service located at our head office in Nottingham close to M1 junction 26.

4 STAR LIVERPOOL 2016

Liverpool is an exciting city with an exhilarating atmosphere, lined with elegant buildings. Most famous for the birth of the Beatles, two world famous football clubs and the Grand National steeple chase and is just waiting to be explored!

4 DAYS

5 STAR LUXURY IN LONDON 2015

A luxury weekend staying at the 5 Star Waldorf Hilton Hotel where a delicious afternoon tea is served followed by time to enjoy the fabulous hotel facilities and to explore the capital. A quintessentially delightful break that boasts excellent customer reviews year after year.

2 DAYS

A CHESHIRE CHRISTMAS FT CHESTER & LIVERPOOL

Cheshire is a wonderful and interesting place to visit at any time of year but at Christmas it is simply charming. Breathtaking countryside and rolling hills border the wonderful cities of Chester and Liverpool where you will have free time to explore these fascinating areas, but Cheshire also hosts many beautiful parks and gardens and this Christmas we visit the tranquil gardens and parkland of Dunham Massey.

5 DAYS

A FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS IN A CASTLE

Discover Southern Scotland and the city of Edinburgh rich in culture whilst staying at the historical Barony Castle. With stunning scenery, quality accommodation and all the traditional trimmings this five day Christmas break delivers it all.

5 Days

A TALE OF THREE SHIRES AT EASTER 2016

Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and decorated in a dynamic history stretching to the Iron Age these alluring shires have continued to inspire all those who are lucky enough to witness its sensational beauty and charms.

4 DAYS

ALL INCLUSIVE LLANBERIS & SNOWDONIA 2016

Snowdonia and North Wales are impressive areas steeped in dramatic history yet retaining an air of tranquillity. Now is your chance to see it in style as we feature nightly entertainment, a visit to unique Portmeirion, on the shores of Cardigan Bay, and a ride across the Menai Strait to the secluded Isle of Anglesey.

5 DAYS

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 2015

Bath is transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland for the festive season. One day is simply not enough time to spend in Bath and it’s Christmas Markets so enjoy this two day festive break to explore this wonderful town and its amazing shopping opportunities.

2 Days

BATH, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY FT BRISTOL - 2015

Join us to experience some of the richest ancient history in Britain, and much of the most stunning architecture in Europe. With an inspiring and intriguing iti nerary, this tour is full of interest, discovery and features some of the most visited places in the UK.

3 DAYS

BLUEBELLS & ORCHIDS AT KEW GARDENS 2016

Bluebells and Orchids have long been known to grow in the conservation area at Kew; this time of year is a beautiful time to see the flowers spring into bloom in these wonderful, world famous gardens.

2 DAYS

BRIGHTON & THE SUSSEX COAST 2016

England’s loveliest and liveliest city by the sea offers picturesque postcard views and lasting memories.

5 DAYS

CAKE & BAKE SHOW 2015 OR TRAFFORD CENTRE

Cake & Bake Show 2015- Join us for a cake extravaganza,today will be oozing with things to do from cake demonstrationswith your favourite celebrities and experts such as Rosemary Shrager and Eric Lanlard who will be appearing on this date. Exhibitions and tasting classrooms all topped off with a healthy dollop of stalls.

Trafford Centre- Shopaholics unite as we visit a shopper’s paradise at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, home to over 200 High Street favourites alongside designer stalls you can lose yourself in all things purchasable. Just be back on the coach in time for departure!

DAY TRIP BY COACH

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW - 2016

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

Cheltenham Christmas Market

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. A perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit. We also visit the unique waterside venue; Gloucester Quays.

2 Days

CHESHIRE GARDENS AT EASTER 2016

The smell of spring is in the air as graceful gardens begin to wake from their winter slumbers. Immerse yourself in a world of majestic halls with unique stories to tell as they create the backdrop to fragrant gardens blossoming with vibrant colours.

4 DAYS

CHINESE NEW YEAR COACH ONE 2016

Be a part of the sensational crowds as they gather from far and wide to enjoy the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia.

2 DAYS

CHINESE NEW YEAR COACH TWO 2016

Be a part of the sensational crowds as they gather from far and wide to enjoy the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia.

2 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN HAMPSHIRE

Enjoy Christmas in beautiful Hampshire, a diverse county which has rugged coastlines, unspoilt countryside, old villages and areas of natural beauty creating an exciting and unique festive atmosphere. On this tour we also visit historic Portsmouth and the quaint towns of Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst in the New Forest. Now in its 17th year as part of the Skills Festive programme, its popularity is never ending!

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT IN WALES

Join us on this two day break as we celebrate with an evening of festive fun. After a day exploring it will be time to pop on your dancing shoes and celebrate the festive season in style with a three course evening buffet style meal and party. This weekend will leave you with cherished memories, and a few new friends. We also include visits to Cardiff and Gloucester Quays.

2 Days

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT IN WORCESTER

Join us on this two day break as we celebrate with an evening of festive fun. After a day’s shopping it will be time to pop on your dancing shoes and celebrate the festive season in style with a three course evening gala meal and party. This weekend will leave you with cherished memories, and a few new friends. We also include visits to Birmingham’s famous Bullring and historical Worcester.

2 Days

COLOURFUL CORNWALL & THE SCILLY ISLES 2016

Cornwall and the Scilly Isles are known best for their outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines. Relax on this five day break and gently explore the real beauty the area has to offer. With visits to St Ives, Falmouth and the Scilly Isles you will get a real insight into one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK.

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

CORNWALL & THE SCILLY ISLES - 2015 - NEW

Cornwall and the Scilly Isles are known best for their outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines. Relax on this five day break and gently explore the real beauty the area has to offer. With visits to St Ives, Falmouth and the Scilly Isles you will get a real insight into one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK.

5 DAYS

COVENT GARDEN & OXFORD STREET 2015

Explore two of the greatest places to shop in London on this two festive day break. Covent Garden is a charming area in London that has lots to offer from the famous market to small boutiques. A visit to London just wouldn’t be complete without visiting the world famous Oxford Street for a little retail therapy and to pick up some extra special Christmas presents.

2 Days

DEBONAIR DARLINGTON 2016

Let off steam in Darlington, a great place to relax and unwind with unique heritage, contemporary attractions and a famous ‘locomotion’ past.

4 DAYS

DUNOON & THE ISLE OF BUTE 2015

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

EASTBOURNE FT BRIGHTON - 2015

Visit the place known as the sunniest place in the UK located on the south coast of England, Eastbourne has a stunning 8 miles of unspoilt coastline waiting to be discovered.

5 Days

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA FT MURDER MYSTERY 2016

This year instead of staying at home waiting for the Easter bunny, grab your friends and celebrate your evenings in style. A weekend like no other as we combine suspense and curiosity, lies and deceit with bow ties, live bands and casinos.

 

3 DAYS

EASTER IN YORKSHIRE 2016

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 2016

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

FAIRYTALE GADRENS OF NORTH WALES 2016

North Wales is flourishing with incredible natural scenery from record-breaking trees at Bodnant Garden, to beds of Snowdonia Lily and ice-age relics. Italian and Japanese inspired landscapes intertwine with shimmering lakes as exotic plants, usually found only in the Brazilian rainforest, grow blissfully at Portmeirion. Whether you’re an animal lover, a picnic connoisseur or just love nature this is the trip for you.

5 DAYS

FESTIVE JEWELS OF CORNWALL 2015

Take a break in one of the UK’s most loved holiday destinations; Cornwall. Not just loved throughout the summer but all year round and on this festive break you will be sure to start the festive season in the perfect way.

5 Days

FIVE STAR LONDON SALES

Treat yourself and join us on luxury break staying at the 5 Star Waldorf Hilton Hotel; an ideal location to explore the capitals thriving shops and markets for the eagerly awaited January sales!

 

2 DAYS

FOUR STAR LONDON CHRISTMAS SHOPPER 2015

The sparkling city of London is perfect for all your Christmas shopping must haves with famous stores like Harrods showcasing their outstanding  Christmas window displays and see the street set alight with glorious Christmas decorations. With an endless list of things to see and do visiting London during the festive period is not to be missed.

2 Days

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED - 2016

Hit the tracks for this magnificent motor racing event, bringing together a heart racing mix of cars and motorbikes, from 200mph supercars, F1 racers and 19th century steam powered motors alongside celebrities and the biggest motor sports royalty around the world.

3 DAYS

GOODWOOD REVIVAL - 2015

We invite you to join us on one of the most exciti ng dates in the annual motorracing calendar. Step back in time and celebrate the past, in the present. The historic estate of Goodwood House hosts its annual festival to celebrate Goodwood Circuit’s golden era from 1948 – 1966. Thousands of festival-goers gather at the circuit to enjoy one of the most prestigious motor sporting events in the world. Featuring the pedigree of motor racing’s heritage, wheel-towheel racing, famous racing drivers and period displays - this magnificent event transports spectators back in ti me to the petrol-scented heyday of British racing.

3 DAYS

GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2016

Join thousands of motoring enthusiasts at Goodwood to rejoice in the most prestigious motor sporting event in the world! Step back in time and celebrate the past in the present as Goodwood brings to life the ferocious era from 1948 – 1966, featuring the pedigree of motor racing’s heritage, wheel-to-wheel racing, famous racing drivers, glamorous ‘grid girls’ and spectacular air-show displays. This magnificent event transports spectators back in time to the petrol-scented, exciting, thrillseeking heyday of British racing.

3 DAYS

GUERNSEY & THE ISLE OF SARK - 2015

Guernsey is part of the most southern group of islands that make up the British Isles; it sits in the Bay of St Malo which is less than 30 miles from the French coast. Although geographically closer to France, Guernsey still remains loyal to the British crown and has done since Norman times. Winding lanes, miles of green pastures sprinkled with traditional farm houses lead to dramatic cliffs and pristine sandy beaches. Full of natural beauty, Guernsey provides a peaceful getaway.

5 DAYS

GUERNSEY & THE ISLE OF SARK - 2016

Winding lanes, miles of green pastures sprinkled with traditional farm houses leading to dramatic cliffs and pristine sandy beaches. Full of unspoilt natural beauty, Guernsey is the perfect paradise.

5 DAYS

HALLOWEEN BALL 2016

Creep along for a night of ghosts, ghouls and ghastly goingson as we unleash our inner monsters for an extravagant evening of goose-bumps and fun!

2 DAYS

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND - 2015

Award winning historian Simon Entwistle and his unique talent in reciting ghostly tales takes you on a spooky journey into Lancashire’s past. Simon comes highly recommended and has appeared in many TV and Radio shows.

2 DAYS

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW - 2016

Hampton Court Flower Show is the world’s largest annual flower show. Gardeners will rejoice at the sight, smell and touch all things horticultural. You can enjoy inspiring display gardens and marquees. Get involved in exhibitions, watch demonstrations and learn hints and tips to take back to your own garden, buy gifts and gadgets and sample several tempting catering options- a glorious day out is guaranteed!

2 DAYS

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW - 2015

Harrogate Flower Show is the country’s most prestigious independent show. Featuring beautiful show gardens, amazing giant vegetable competitions, stunning displays and expert demonstrations off ering everything you need for the perfect gardening event.

2 DAYS

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW 2016

Standing tall as the country’s most prestigious independent show, Harrogate Flower Show features beautiful show gardens, giant vegetable competitions, stunning displays and expert demonstrations offering everything you need for the perfect gardening event.

2 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

ICONIC SIGHTS OF ENGLAND FT STONEHENGE 2016

The Nation of Britain has a beautifully rich and embellished history; all around you can find places and relics that describe the rise and fall of great tribes and empires. From the brilliant city of Bath to the remarkable boulders of Stonehenge these momentous sites are as diverse as they are wondrous and reawaken stories to reveal the secrets of its past.

5 DAYS

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM & BLETCHLEY PARK 2015

A fascinating weekend full of the history from the code breaking at Bletchley Park which is said to have helped shorten World War II to a fascinating insight into both World Wars at the Imperial War Museum.

2 DAYS

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM & BLETCHLEY PARK 2016

An enlightening weekend full of the history from the code breaking at Bletchley Park which is said to have helped shorten World War II to a fascinating insight into both world wars at the Imperial War Museum.

2 DAYS

ISLE OF MAN 2015

In the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland you will discover an island with stunning scenery and unspoilt beaches. As we make our way around this island we seem some of the Isle of Mans rich history spanning over 8000 years. The island’s culture is a unique mix of its Celtic and Norse origins and its people are renowned for their relaxed, friendly approach to visitors.

5 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 WIGHT:VICTORIAN VENTNOR & OSBORNE HOUSE

We encapsulate miles of golden beaches, multi-coloured sand cliffs with traditional towns, quaint British villages and a trip to Queen Victoria’s grand Osborne House.

7 DAYS

KENT FT CALL THE MIDWIFE TOUR - 2015 -NEW

Enjoy Kent from countryside to coast on this fabulous five day break. Visiting Canterbury, Whitstable and Margate and the filming locations of the hit BBC Drama ‘Call the Midwife’ at Chatham Docks makes this an interesting and varied break away. 

5 DAYS

KENT FT CALL THE MIDWIFE TOUR 2016

The hit BBC period Drama ‘Call the Midwife’ portraying the lives of a group of Midwives working in a povertystricken London, during the 1950s, is the highlight this week. Surprisingly it takes us to Kent, Chatham Docks where many of these much loved episodes were filmed. From countryside to coast we also visit Canterbury, Whitstable and Margate for an engaging and mixed break.

5 DAYS

LADIES DAY AT ASCOT - 2016

A sell out tour year after year, Ladies day at Ascot is a luxurious experience that everyone should sample at least once. Style, sophistication and grace provide a glamorous backdrop to one of the world’s most famous horse racing venues. Whether you choose the more formal atmosphere of the Grandstand enclosure or the less formal Silver Ring, a great day is to be had by ladies and gentlemen alike. This year why not make your break extra special on our extended 3 day break.

 

3 DAYS

LADIES DAY AT ASCOT - 2016

A sell out tour year after year, Ladies day at Ascot is a luxurious experience that everyone should sample at least once. Style, sophistication and grace provide a glamorous backdrop to one of the world’s most famous horse racing venues. Whether you choose the more formal atmosphere of the Grandstand enclosure or the less formal Silver Ring, a great day is to be had by ladies and gentlemen alike.

 

2 DAYS

LONDON 2015

Explore this wonderful city at your own pace over three days as much or as little as you like. The familiar sights of the city are even more spectacular when seen in person and the many att ractions and shopping opportunities are simply unlimited!

3 DAYS

LONDON FOUR STAR MINI BREAK 2016

Stick the kettle on and crack open the crumpets, we’re about to explore all that is wonderful about our glorious capital city.

2 DAYS

London Medieval Christmas Feast

Join us in the fascinating city of London and step back in time and dine at King Henry’s Banqueting Halls for a medieval style feast to remember with unlimited beer & wine! You will also have time to explore the many sites and attractions the capital has to offer on this interesting two day break.

 

A medieval themed Banquet with unlimited drinks*

2 Days

LUXURY IN THE COTSWOLDS 2016

Quintessentially English, the Cotswolds are an area of charming villages and picture perfect landscapes. If that wasn’t enough, we take a trip down memory lane to the filming location of BBC One’s ‘Poldark’ with the new series back in 2016, this is the perfect opportunity to capture a piece of history.

5 DAYS

MAGICAL MERSEYSIDE FT.LIVERPOOL & CHESTER 2015

On this wonderful break explore the wonders of Merseyside as we take a cruise across the River Mersey and explore two historic cities that sit side by side; Liverpool and Chester.

4 DAYS

MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL - 2015

Little known to most, our canal and waterway systems have played a key role in the development of our countryand still play a pivotal role in the history of our nation.

3 DAYS

Mini Cruise - Best of Motown & Soul Ft Bruges

Once again we will be enjoying the host of facilities on board a P&O Cruise Ferry as we travel across the channel, on a great value mini cruise to Belgium.  This time however there is a twist as this specially themed mini cruise takes you a on trip down memory as you are serenaded by a tribute act peforming all of The Drifters biggest hits.  Your evening onboard is sure to be well spent dancing the night away.

A Medieval Masterpiece- Bruges is a step back in time with a modern twist. Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Bruges has always been one of Europe’s most cherished cities and is full with ancient squares, pretty cobbled streets, winding canals and grand architecture. Renowned for luxurious chocolate and intricate lace, in every direct sits a quaint shop to discover.

3 DAYS

MULTI-CHANNEL EXPLORER JERSEY & GUERNSEY 2016

Welcome to the Channel Islands, where British and French influences infuse creating a diverse mix of unmissable stunning scenery, rich heritage and peaceful, unspoilt corners all waiting to be discovered.

7 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN HAMPSHIRE

Experience the diverse county of Hampshire’s hosting beautiful seaside resorts and captivating countryside as we visit the vibrant cities of Winchester and Portsmouth. This tour provides a unique and exciting New Year while staying at one of Skills’ customer favourite hotels, the Red Lion Hotel in Fareham.

4 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN LONDON

Celebrate in true style and see the world famous fireworks for yourself as London’s Southbank promises to bring in 2016 with a bang. This is the biggest party of the year and the whole city comes out to celebrate. New Year’s Day also sees the capital host its exciting international parade which has evolved to become one of the world’s greatest street party spectaculars. Expect dancing, music, live bands and colourful celebrations as up to 10,000 performers bring cultures from across the continents. But don’t forget about the bargains galore in the January sales.

2 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN PARIS

A city known for its fine cuisine and romance, Paris is certainly a most fascinating place to visit at any time of year.  Whether it be sipping on a glass of champagne in one of the many street side cafes, catching sight of Notre Dame as you cruise along the River Seine or staring up in awe at the Eiffel Tower, it is not hard to see why this city is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world.  On this New Year break you will have the opportunity to soak up the sights of Paris and draw in the New Year whilst watching the spectacular fireworks. 

4 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN SUFFOLK 2015

See in the New Year on this beautiful break to Suffolk. We visit the city of Cambridge renowned for its beautiful architecture and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk’s cultural and historical gem, with its historic cathedral and prestigious shopping. We also visit Colchester the oldest town in Britain.

4 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN SURREY

Spend New Year surrounded by some of the finest landscapes England has to offer, immerse yourself in stunning panoramic views over the rolling hills of Surrey and remember to pack your camera as this new 2015 tour takes you to some of the most beautiful and historical parts of England. 

4 DAYS

NEW YEAR MINI CRUISE FT AMSTERDAM

Celebrate this New Year on a DFDS crusie ferry as you journey to Amsterdam on this great value break.  Enjoy the host of facilities on board from the bars to restaurants, shops to entertainment and ring in the New Year with a fabulous included food and drink's package.  Not only this you will have 2 days in Amsterdam to do as you please (transfers from Ljmuiden port to Amsterdam courtesy of DFDS).

 

Amsterdam - With its many bars, cafes and shopping opportunites you will not be short of things to do.  Marvel at its canal networks, visit one of the museums, hire a bike and cycle with the locals or if you are feeling daring take a stroll along the red light district.

4 Days

PAIGNTON & THE ENGLISH RIVIERA 2015

Paignton and the Cambria Hotel have both been long standing favorites in the Skills brochure; this year will be no different. Paignton is one of three towns that make up Torbay, affectionately known as the English Riviera, together with Brixham and Torquay.

PAIGNTON & THE ENGLISH RIVIERA 2016

If it’s fun in the sun you’re looking for, the English Riviera has everything you need. Paignton, Brixham and Torquay offer 22 miles of un-spoilt beaches and spectacular coastline.

5 DAYS

PICTURE PERFECT SUFFOLK

Enjoy the beautiful Suffolk countryside on this 5 day break, full of adventure, seaside air, traditional markets and breath-taking scenery.  We also visit Colchester and Aldeburgh.

5 DAYS -NEW

PORTOBELLO MARKET FT TATE MODERN

Discover the world’s largest antiques market in the heart of London as you wander between colourful rows of buildings before heading to Tate Modern and interacting with a world full of vibrant colours and stunning sculptures.

DAY TRIP BY COACH

PORTOBELLO MARKET FT TATE MODERN (DLL)

Discover the world’s largest antiques market in the heart of London as you wander between colourful rows of buildings before heading to Tate Modern and interacting with a world full of vibrant colours and stunning sculptures.

DAY TRIP BY COACH

PORTSMOUTH VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS 2015

Take a step back in time at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard as we celebrate the Victorian Festival of Christmas. With lively entertainment, colourful costumes and a large festive market this is a Victorian remembrance unrivalled by any other. Add that to a warm and friendly welcome at your hotel and this short break delivers what is sure to be a memorable experience.

3 Days

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS - 2016

Forget rush hour and sit back, relax and enjoy taking the beautiful surroundings on the water and on the tracks of the UK’s most enjoyable journeys.

2 DAYS

RHS LONDON HARVEST FESTIVAL

See, taste and buy mouth-watering produce at this foodie feast celebrating all things autumn! This is the perfect place for new ideas and inspiration on late summer gardening and growing a whole range of fruit and vegetables. With a traditional harvest theme food exhibitions, tasting, RHS fruit and vegetable competitions and stalls this is the perfect day out.

DAY TRIP BY COACH

RHS LONDON HARVEST FESTIVAL (DLL)

See, taste and buy mouth-watering produce at this foodie feast celebrating all things autumn! This is the perfect place for new ideas and inspiration on late summer gardening and growing a whole range of fruit and vegetables. With a traditional harvest theme food exhibitions, tasting, RHS fruit and vegetable competitions and stalls this is the perfect day out.

DAY TRIP BY COACH

RHS SHADES OF AUTUMN

This unique show is an art & design exhibition celebrating the beauty of autumn colours. The event will also be packed full of inspiring planting ideas to extend the gardening season, with stands providing advice on plants ideal for autumn weather. This year explore the shows ornamental competition, photography exhibits and new and exclusive to 2015 you will find a one-of a kind installation by Cityscapes portraying the story of RHS Chelsea Flower Show from planning and the build up to the show to behind-the-scenes films.

DAY TRIP BY COACH

RHS SHADES OF AUTUMN (DLL)

This unique show is an art & design exhibition celebrating the beauty of autumn colours. The event will also be packed full of inspiring planting ideas to extend the gardening season, with stands providing advice on plants ideal for autumn weather. This year explore the shows ornamental competition, photography exhibits and new and exclusive to 2015 you will find a one-of a kind installation by Cityscapes portraying the story of RHS Chelsea Flower Show from planning and the build up to the show to behind-the-scenes films.

DAY TRIP BY COACH

Rochester Dickensian Christmas Markets ft Canterbu

Visit the Norman cities of Canterbury and Rochester for their renowned Christmas markets which attract people from far and wide. This three day break promises to be the ideal getaway with plenty of Christmas shopping and festive spirit.

 

3 Days

ROYAL CHRISTMAS IN SURREY FT HAMPTON COURT PALACE

Spend Christmas surrounded by some of England's finest landscapes and stunning panoramic views over the rolling hills of Surrey. The hotel offers a home from home Christmas making this a relaxing festive break away with full board basis on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and two night’s entertainment. We also visit Windsor and Hampton Court Palace making this a Christmas to remember.

5 DAYS

RÜDESHEIM & FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Set in the town’s chocolate box old quarter, Rüdesheim is a lovely travel destination at any time of the year but during the pre-Christmas season the atmosphere is magical.  Teamed together with Germany’s oldest and most popular Christmas market in Frankfurt makes for a festive treat.

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 RAILWAY 2015

A truly memorable journey along a 73-mile long railway line, highly regarded as England’s most scenic railway journey. The journey will also take you through many rural villages, market towns, Eden Valley and beauti ful dales.

2 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

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW 2016

‘Flowers, Fireworks and Fun for All the Family’ - Much more than just a flower show you can expect to see grand marquee’s, live music performances, an outstanding garden displays at one of the country’s Premier Flower Shows!

2 DAYS

SIMPLY NORWICH 2015

A fine medieval city with so much history to explore, beautiful 21st century architecture and unrivalled heritage spanning more

than 1000 years.

2 DAYS

Skills Party Break

2016 will be a date for your diary that you don’t want to miss. Lords and Ladies, Kings and Queens are invited back by royal ‘Skills’ appointment to the spectacular party break where we were treated like royalty. After a hit 2015 break join the Skills team for another party night of fun and fabulous dining at the Best Wester Premier - Queens Hotel, Chester, followed by a breakfast fit for a King, including some fizz to start your day.

2 Days

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW 2016

Southport Flower show continues to flourish as the UK’s largest and longest running independent flower show.

2 DAYS

SPA BREAK - NORTON GRANGE 2015

Stunning countryside and landscaped gardens surround this 4 star spa hotel where you can enjoy this indulgent spa weekend

full of pampering, relaxation and retail therapy.

2 DAYS

SPA BREAK - PARK HALL 2016

Perfect for any occasion and offering the ultimate in relaxation, over-indulge on this weekend filled with pampering and retail therapy because you’re worth it!

2 DAYS

SPRING BALL 2016

In May the sun shines as emerald fields come alive with pink and yellow blossoms. Traditionally it marks the beginning of summer and since the Romans who celebrated the festival of Flora, it has been known as a time which brings love and romance to all. Tonight join Skills for our first Spring Ball and let’s celebrate the beginning of summer together.

2 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 BALL 2016

Skills formally invite you to our majestic and magic Masquerade Ball, an evening of intrigue, beauty and elegance infused with friends, sumptuous food and dancing! It promises to be the most decadent party of the summer!

2 DAYS

SUMMER OR AUTUMN AT KEW - 2015 - NEW

Whether you visit Kew Gardens to see the vibrant colours of summer or the warm shades of autumn you are sure to be mesmerised by what’s on offer in these wonderful, world famous, 121 hectare gardens.

TATTON PARK FLOWER SHOW 2016

This beautiful estate holds its annual RHS Flower Show. The show offers a fresh and unique appeal, bursting with hundreds of different species of flowers, trees and plants it’s a hive of activity and a burst of colour.

2 DAYS

THAMES TALES RIVER CRUISE 2016

Take in the sights from the waters as you sail from Oxford right down to Greenwich over four fabulous days, making some beautiful and breath-taking stops along the way.

4 DAYS

THE EDINBURGH ZOO EXPERIENCE - 2015

Panda to your every wish and join us at Edinburgh Zoo for a once in a lifeti me experience of a close encounter with Tian Tian and Yang Guang. We also enjoy free time in Edinburgh to enjoy this historic and majestic city.

4 DAYS

THE GRAND NATIONAL 2016

Immerse yourself in the enthralling atmosphere of the greatest show on earth! No other event provides as much passion, excitement and drama as the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival and 2016 promises to be a spectacular display of sporting endeavour as the best runners and riders reconvene for one of the most challenging and thrilling events in the sporting calendar.

2 DAYS

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO - 2016

With the world famous Edinburgh Castle forming the illuminated backdrop, the four corners of the globe will join together marking the 2016 Military Tattoo. Don your tartan colours and take to your seat to witness over 900 cast members coming together for a unique, spine-tingling, atmospheric show unlike any other.

3 DAYS

 
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