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European COACH HOLIDAYS

2017 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.

4 DAYS

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

80’s Mini Cruise to Amsterdam

Dig out your leggings, plump up your shoulder pads and get “Into the Groove” on this jam-packed 80’s Mini Cruise to Amsterdam for two nights of nostalgia, including live band Totally Tina, who is “Simply the Best” tribute to the Queen of Rock!

3 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 favoruite amongst festive travellers looking
for a fairytale Christmas break.

4 DAYS

CATALONIAN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR IN THE COSTA BRAVA 2017

Leave behind the cold and grey and spend this festive season on Spain’s beautiful Costa Brava, enjoying Christmas and New Year with all the trimmings in the popular Hotel Volga. Complete with a fantastic Christmas and New Year package and excursions to Barcelona, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Girona this break will leave you ready for whatever 2018 has to offer.

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: SPRING SPECIAL 2018

Wave goodbye to the winter blues and step onto the Costa Brava and Barcelona on our new spring special! Providing a beach escape and much, much more, we stay in the palm-dotted waterfront of Calella de la Costa, with guaranteed sunshine and included excursions to Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Girona, Besalú and Barcelona this is the perfect break to let the worries of everyday life disappear!

8 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: CANARY ISLANDS & MADEIRA 2018

Relax on board the impressive Magellan with her expansive deck areas and spacious lounges. This taste of springtime in the Canary Islands provides a splash of colour and sunshine. Sail south to Gibraltar, three popular Canary Isles, beautiful Madeira and historic Lisbon. You’ll find busy harbour fronts, lush hillsides and valleys descending to sandy bays and beaches, fascinating cities and tempting shops of every description.

16 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: GRAND BALTIC CITIES & ST PETERSBURG 2018

Rich in history, art and culture, the Baltic Sea is one of the most fascinating cruising destinations. Medieval cities contrast with cosmopolitan capitals and architectural influences reflect both east and west. Highlighting this cruise is an overnight stay in St Petersburg with two days to explore ornate churches and cathedrals, the magnificent Hermitage Museum and opulent palaces once home to Russian tsars.

15 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

DELIGHTFUL BELGIUM 2018

Explore the delights of Belgium on this exciting city break. With the opportunity tovisit Ypres to witness the moving Last Ceremony and free time to explore Bruges and Ghent, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

5 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

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!

4 DAYS

Dutch Bulbfields 2018

This Spring, visit Holland in glorious bloom on our Dutch Bulbfields break! Known as the ‘Greatest Flower Show on Earth’, on this great-value break we include excursions to the unmissable Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy free time in Amsterdam.

4 DAYS

ITALIAN & FRENCH RIVIERA: EASTER SPECIAL 2018

Add some colour to your cheeks and a glow to your skin on this elegant Easter escape to the sun-kissed shores of the Italian and French Riviera. With included excursions to San Remo, Eze and Nicé this irresistible break promises golden coastlines, blue waters and sunshine the whole year round.

7 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

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 - KEUKENHOF GARDENS 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!

 The world’s most photographed garden; Keukenhof Gardens in bloom is not to be missed.

Known as the ‘Garden of Europe’, the world famous Keukenhof Gardens attracts thousands of visitors each year. Covering 30 hectares, the gardens are a true celebration of spring in all its magnificence with 7 million hand planted bulbs creating the most vibrant displays of tulips, daffodils and other delightful flowers.

3 DAYS

Mini Cruise: Bruges & Ghent Christmas Markets

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

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

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: 4* IRISH TASTER 2018

This is the ideal break if you want to experience a new destination, in good company! On this great value break we stay in a 4* hotel, where you can even indulge in a little ‘me’ time with a 25% off voucher on spa treatments!

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

SPRING IN LAKE GARDA 2018

Lake Garda is renowned for its beauty, so this spring let breath-taking mountains form the backdrop for shimmering waters and picturesque villages as we explore Italy’s largest lake. On this break we include a lake tour and excursions to Sirmione and Verona.

8 DAYS

ST PATRICK'S DAY IN BELFAST 2018

Green is the theme for this break as we travel to Belfast to celebrate St Patricks Day! An experience which will get your feet jigging. On this short break, we also include a coastal drive along the stunning Antrim Coast and free time in Portrush.

4 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. 

Winter Wonderland on the Swiss Glacier Express 2018

Prepare to melt your winter blues away on this Winter Wonderland adventure through the heart of the Alps in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. On this trip, we include a romantic sleigh ride through Bregenzerwald accompanied by a Schnapps and an unforgettable journey on the world-famous Glacier Express train.

7 DAYS

 
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