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2019 COACH HOLIDAYS NOW ONLINE!

BY SKILLS HOLIDAYS - 2019 operator of the year!

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!

BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT CASTLE HOWARD 2019

BBC’s Countryfile is Britain’s most watched factual television show and now you can see it brought to life in a major live event set in the stunning grounds of Castle Howard. This exciting event will combine the tradition of the UK’s best country fairs with the editorial and presentation of one of the BBC’s flagship programmes.

2 DAYS

4* City Break: Liverpool 2019

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* New Year in London 2019

Celebrate New Year in London alongside friends and loved‐ones and make it a night you’ll never forget with Skills Holidays! On this getaway there will even be enough time for some shopping and sightseeing!

3 DAYS

AUTUMN COLOURS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT FT KESWICK, LAKES DISTILLERY & RAILWAY 2019

Experience the splendour and beauty of England’s largest National Park, The Lake District! On this break we enjoy an award-winning cruise along Ullswater, as well as admission into the captivating Lowther Castle and the National Trust’s Hill Top Farm.

5 DAYS

Bath & Cheltenham Christmas Markets ft Oxford 2019

Those looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience need look no further than the beautiful, award‐winning Bath Christmas market. On this short break we also include a two‐night stay and the opportunity to enjoy charming Oxford for free time.

3 Days

Bath & Gloucester Quays Christmas Markets Ft Stratford Upon Avon 2019

Those looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience need look no further than the beautiful, award‐winning Bath Christmas market. Each year Bath is transformed into a magical shopper’s paradise, as dazzling chalets packed with Christmas splendour line the streets surrounding the Roman baths and stunning Abbey.

3 Days

BATH, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY 2019

Experience some of the richest history in Britain on this expedition to Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury. As the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the great unexplained wonders of the world.

3 DAYS

BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT BLENHEIM PALACE 2019

BBC’s Countryfile is Britain’s most watched factual television show and now you can see it brought to life in a major live event set in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. This exciting event will combine the tradition of the UK’s best country fairs with the editorial and presentation of one of the BBC’s flagship programmes.

2 DAYS

Beamish & Durham at Christmas 2019

Step back in time alongside the Ghost of Christmas Past and prepare to be enchanted by the traditional Christmas celebrations taking place at Beamish, this Open Air Museum is one of the best in the world and vividly brings to life the regions industrial heritage and the town’s classic festive celebrations.

3 Days

British Isles Discovery - Cruise & Maritime 2020

This cruise around our fabulous, history-packed islands is a voyage of fascinating, overlooked wonders. Peaceful hills and valleys descending to the sea, river estuaries teeming with wildlife, bustling fishing harbours and quaint old towns a ll combine to showcase our great island heritage. Discover some of our more remote offshore islands, highlights of Ireland , and a taste of France on this cruise holiday to remember.

12 Days

British Isles Discovery - Cruise & Maritime 2020

On this fascinating cruise Magellan visits stunning Scottish Islands and Highlands, and highlights of the Emerald Isle. Discover picturesque harbours, historic castles and a picturesque corner of France completes this wonderful cruise.

14 Days

British Isles Discovery Cruise 2019

This cruise around our fabulous, history‐packed islands is a voyage of fascinating, overlooked wonders. Peaceful hills and valleys descending to the sea, river estuaries teeming with wild‐life, bustling fishing harbours and quaint old towns all combine to showcase our great island heritage. Discover some of our more remote offshore islands, highlights of Ireland, and a taste of France on this cruise holiday to remember. 

12 Days

British Isles Discovery Cruise 2019

This cruise around our fabulous, history‐packed islands is a voyage of fascinating, overlooked wonders. Peaceful hills and valleys descending to the sea, river estuaries teeming with wild‐life, bustling fishing harbours and quaint old towns all combine to showcase our great island heritage. Discover some of our more remote offshore islands, highlights of Ireland, and a taste of France on this cruise holiday to remember.

12 Days

CAPTIVATING GARDENS OF CORNWALL: EDEN PROJECT, TREBAH GARDENS & HELIGAN 2019

Discover the Captivating Gardens of Cornwall on this bloomin’ spectacular break! Visiting a bouquet of gardens including Trebah Gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, we also head to the unique Miack Theatre.

5 DAYS

Castle Howard at Christmas ft. York & Harrogate 2019

“Deck The Halls”: Each Christmas the enchanting Castle Howard is transformed into a festive wonderland! On this break, we invite you to step inside and explore the breath‐taking interiors adorned with thousands of garlands, candles and wreaths patiently waiting for Father Christmas’ arrival. During our stay we’ll also enjoy free time in Skipton, York and Harrogate.

3 Days

CHANNEL ISLAND EXPLORER: GUERNSEY, JERSEY & HERM 2019

Just off the Normandy coast, lie the Channel Islands, comprising of Jersey, 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

Cheltenham, Gloucester Quays & Oxford Christmas Market Ft Worcester 2019

Eat, drink and be merry on this break to charming Cheltenham, Gloucester Quays and Oxford Christmas Markets. Adorned in Christmas attire, this weekend is the perfect setting to indulge in a little Christmas shopping.

3 Days

Chester Christmas Markets & Liverpool 2019

Day 1 – This morning we travel to Chester, shoppers are in for a magical time at the Chester Christmas market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree in the heart of the city! Grab yourself a delicious, hot mulled wine and wander amongst the twinkling, decorated stalls before we continue to our hotel.

Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Liverpool for free time. With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city – and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! And of course, no visit here is complete without visiting the award‐winning Albert Docks, one of the UK’s finest heritage attractions.

2 Days

Christmas in Harrogate & The Yorkshire Dales 2019

Step into Christmas as we visit Harrogate. Relax on this festive getaway, which includes a full Christmas package at our beautiful hotel in Harrogate, a gala dinner and a party night, plus visits to enchanting York, Richmond, Ripon and Knaresborough.

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN PITLOCHRY 2019

Join us on this stunning Christmas Break in the heart of Pitlochry, as we explore some of Scotland’s most beautiful destinations including; Blair Atholl, The Pass of Killiecrankie, Loch Tummel and the famous Queen’s View. With an unbeatable Christmas package at the hotel, a festive cream tea and excursions to Dundee and Perth, your Christmas will be filled with cherished memories.

5 DAYS

Christmas in Suffolk 2019

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on this getaway to Suffolk! Whether you want to relax in the company of friends or explore some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes this break has all the trimmings! With an excellent Christmas package at the renowned Mill Hotel in Sudbury, a home away from home, and visits to Cambridge, Colchester and Bury St. Edmunds.

5 Days

Christmas Party Night in Leeds Featuring York Christmas Market 2019

Get ready to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” with friends, family or even colleagues on this fantastic Christmas party night in Leeds! You’re sure to be left in the Christmas Spirit thanks to this unbeatable party package plus an excursion to York’s Christmas Market.

2 Days

Christmas Twilight at Kew Gardens 2019

Enjoy nothing but 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 along with your favourite vintage rides and traditional festive fares on this breath‐taking evening.

2 Days

COLOURFUL CORNWALL & THE ISLE OF SCILLY 2019

Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt – relax as we explore a place unlike anywhere else in Great Britain. Offering miles of golden sandy beaches, timeless destinations and encircled by crystal blue waters, from the moment you arrive, you’ll fall in love with Colourful Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

5 DAYS

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of the world’s great New Year Celebrations! Recently appearing in the ‘Discovery Channel – Top 25 World Travel Experiences’, this year as the bells strike midnight, join hands with friends from across the globe in the world’s biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne!

4 Days

ENCHANTING EASTBOURNE 2019

Leave you cares behind on this break to enchanting Eastbourne; known as the ‘Sunshine Coast,’ Eastbourne is renowned for its British charm, elegance, chalk cliffs and award-winning beaches.

5 DAYS

Faroes & Northern Isles - Cruise & Maritime 2020

Taking you north to the remote and beautiful Faroese Archipelago and Scottish Islands, this cruise promises to be the perfect get away. You’ll be amazed by the wealth of breathtaking scenery, bountiful wildlife and dramatic nature. Each time you step ashore you will discover fascinating traditions and cultures, and learn of the mysteries surrounding ancient sites.

7 Days

Golden Holidays: Llandudno 2019

With magnificent castles, railways and festivals, North Wales is an exciting place to visit. Llandudno is Wales' largest seaside resort with a beautiful coastline, countryside and endless attractions all in close proximity to the Snowdonia National Park. Nestled between two glistening beaches and guarded by two rugged limestone headlands, this iconic mountain range couldn’t be a more beautiful place to visit.

8 DAYS

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED - 2019

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!

3 DAYS

Grand British Isles Discovery - Cruise & Maritime 2020

Here is a fantastic opportunity to really appreciate our wonderful island heritage visiting many of our most interesting, but remote offshore islands, together with the beautiful Emerald Isle. Sample ancient cultures, stunning scenery, beautifu l gardens and charming towns with Honfleur introducing some delightful French flair.

12 Days

Grand Tour of Wales: Ffestiniog Railway, Portmeirion & the Gower Peninsula

Discover a kingdom of dramatic landscapes, thrilling mountain scenery and fascinating ancient culture on this incredible Grand Tour of Wales. Uncover this remote but wonderful corner of the UK from on‐board our luxurious coach and enjoy stays in Llanberis and Carmarthen.

9 DAYS

Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival Featuring Skipton 2019

Travel back in time this Christmas to the annual Grassington Dickensian Festival, where visitors are treated to a glorious array of sights, tastes and smells from the bygone era. The village is adorned in Christmas lights and the streets come alive with traditional markets, shopkeepers and villagers dressed in traditional Victorian costumes.

2 Days

GUERNSEY BY AIR 2019

just a short journey from home, will transport you to a mystical island, that feels like you could be a million miles away – Guernsey! One of the largest of the Channel Islands and flourishing with natural beauty, Guernsey provides a peaceful environment for relaxing and an idyllic Continental atmosphere. On this break, you can relax in the comfort that everything is already taken care of with door‐to‐door pick‐ups, return flights from East Midlands Airport, return transfers and an island tour.

7 DAYS

Halloween ghost walk with Simon Entwistle Ft the Haunted Samelsbury Hall 2019

When it comes to ghostly goings on Lancashire has a great number of frightening fables. This October, we’ll be joined by Simon Entwistle –Lancashire’s much-loved story teller – for a fun and fascinating visit to the infamous Samlesbury Hall, one of the most haunted locations in Britain, Barrowford Visitor Centre and Witch Museum.

2 DAYS

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW 2019

Gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals and fantastic shopping – the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has it all! This year, experience the world’s largest annual flower show held in the setting of an historic palace on this bloomin’ brilliant break.

 

 

2 DAYS

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW 2019

Gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals and fantastic shopping – the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has it all! This year, experience the world’s largest annual flower show held in the setting of an historic palace on this bloomin’ brilliant break.

 

 

2 DAYS

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW 2019

The perfect gift for garden lovers – Harrogate Flower Show is regarded as the UK’s premier gardening events! Held twice a year it welcomes over 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries and landscapers and features beautiful show gardens and competitions fun for everyone!

2 DAYS

Highland Perthshire, Cairngorms Funicular Railway & Pitlochry

Escape on this stunning break in Pitlochry. Located in the heart of the Perthshire Highlands, we explore some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery from natural wildlife and gardens to a view fit for a queen!

 

Inclusive insurance Door‐to‐Door service

5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome drink

Journey on the CairnGorm Funicular Mountain Railway Admission into Branklyn Gardens

Scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park Excursions to Moffat, Stirling, Perth & The Kelpies

Free time in Pitlochry

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM & BLETCHLEY PARK 2019

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

Imperial War Museum & Bletchley Park: Secrets of War 2020

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 2019

Discover the sea‐bound kingdom of the Isle of Man on this great‐value getaway. Unearth beautiful scenery, hidden in lush valleys and beneath rugged coastlines and learn all about its own captivating history! UNESCO has designated the Isle of Man a biosphere reserve (one of only five in the UK), marking it out as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain to enjoy nature – so if you want a little slice of silence and tranquillity, then this is the destination for you.

5 DAYS

ISLE OF WIGHT: VICTORIAN VENTNOR & OSBORNE HOUSE 2019

From truly stunning coastlines to unique experiences the Isle of Wight is the perfect holiday destination at any time of the year! Surrounded by miles of golden beaches and crystal waters, visit the timeless towns and villages of Ventnor Godshill and Yarmouth and enjoy excursions to Queen Victoria’s Osborne House and Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

7 DAYS

ISLES OF SCILLY 2019

Welcome to the Isles of Scilly. These outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt islands are an idyllic place unlike anywhere else in Great Britain! Offering miles of untouched golden beaches, timeless destinations, ancient history and surrounded by crystal blue waters, from the moment you step foot on St Mary’s, you’ll never want to leave.

7 DAYS

JERSEY BY AIR 2019

Lying between the shores of England and France, Jersey is a little taste of the continent with the familiarity of home! Voted 1 in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award for the UK’s top island, Jersey offers stunning scenery, spectacular beaches, emerald green valleys, medieval fortresses and a wonderful array of attractions.

6 DAYS

KENT: CANTERBURY & HERNE BAY FT CALL THE MIDWIFE 2019

This corner of England is one of the best UK destinations for a short break. Whether you’re looking for beautiful beaches, stunning architecture or delicious food and drink – Kent has it all! On this break we also go behind the scenes of the hugely popular TV series ‘Call the Midwife’ for a uniquely guided tour around Chatham Docks.

 

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5 DAYS

KYNREN: AN EPIC TALE OF ENGLAND NEW 2019

2018 SELL OUT TOUR

 

THE UK’s MOST SPECTACULAR OPEN-AIR LIVE SHOW: Kynren – an epic tale of England! Experience Bishop Auckland’s live action, extravaganza. As the sun sets, the action-packed show begins following 2000 years of English history, myth and legend, set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle.

 

3 DAYS

LADIES DAY AT ROYAL ASCOT - 2019

 

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 Queen Anne enclosure or the less formal Windsor enclosure, a great day is to be had by ladies and gentlemen alike.

 

 

2 DAYS

Laver Saver – Althorp Estate & Blenheim Palace

Enjoy two exquisite examples of stunning architecture on this break to Althorp Estate, home to Princess Diana and Blenheim Palace. This stunning palace was built by the nation to honour of of its heroes, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and birth place to Sir Winston Churchill.

2 Days

Laver Saver – Llandudno & Portmeirion

Discover the captivating landscape of the village of Portmeirion on this short break. Created on its own peninsula by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, in the style of an Italian Village. Portmeirion is in a stunning location on the shores of Snowdonia.

2 Days

Laver Saver: Llangollen Rail & Isle of Anglesey 2019

The Isle of Anglesey’s Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty has one of the most varied and fascinating landscapes in Britain. On this short break, prepare your senses for some spectacular sea views and the vividly vibrant colours of spring – perfect for nature lovers. We also take you on a journey on the Llangollen Railway, passing through some of the finest natural beauty North Wales has to offer.

2 Days

Laver: NEW Yorkshire’s Railway Heritage Featuring North Yorkshire Moors Railway

All aboard, discover Yorkshire’s Railway Heritage on this fantastic break. Enjoy unforgettable journeys the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Kirklees Light Railway as well as visits to some of Yorkshire’s most cherished coastal towns.

4 DAYS

LLANDUDNO , WELSH SEASIDE DAY OUT 2019

With magnificent castles, railways and festivals, North Wales is an exciting place to visit. Llandudno is Wales' largest seaside resort with a beautiful coastline, countryside and endless attractions all in close proximity to the Snowdonia National Park. Nestled between two glistening beaches and guarded by two rugged limestone headlands, this iconic mountain range couldn’t be a more beautiful place to visit.

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Llandudno 2019

With magnificent castles, railways and festivals, North Wales is an exciting place to visit. Llandudno is Wales' largest seaside resort with a beautiful coastline, countryside and endless attractions all in close proximity to the Snowdonia National Park. Nestled between two glistening beaches and guarded by two rugged limestone headlands, this iconic mountain range couldn’t be a more beautiful place to visit.

 

4 DAYS

Llandudno, Snowdon Mountain Railway & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Discover the dramatic landscapes and epic shores and prepare to fall in love with Wales! Experience a unique journey on the Snowdon Mountain Railway as it travels to the summit of Snowdonia, sail across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and visit the idyllic resorts of Llandudno, Conwy, Betws‐y‐Coed and Llanberis.

5 DAYS

London 4* City Break 2019

Renowned for its fashion, arts and theatre scenes, the majestic city of London needs little introduction! So, whether you’re visiting for the first time, returning to celebrate a special occasion, or coming with friends you’ll always re-discover a city full of unforgettable landmarks and exciting things to do time and time again!  

3 Days

London Armistice: We Will Remember Them 2019

Join us in London for a special weekend of Remembrance held by The Royal British Legion. On this memorable break we have a chance to watch the National Service of Remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall and visit the Imperial War Museum along with St Albans.

2 Days

London Christmas Shopper Featuring Twilight at Kew Gardens 2019

From illuminated department stores to charming Christmas markets, you can tick all the items off your Christmas list during a spot of shopping on this festive break to London! Also enjoy a unique after-dark experience at the world-renowned Kew Gardens.

3 Days

London Post Christmas Shopper Featuring Camden Lock 2019

Shop until you drop on this bargain break to central London and Camden Lock Market. This is the perfect break to stock up on some bargains or treat yourself to that new year, new you outfit!

2 Days

MALVERN AUTUMN SHOW 2019

The RHS Malvern Autumn Show is the perfect end to the gardening year! Bringing together everything we love about Nature, this great-value break is for food, gardening and nature lovers alike, as the event showcases a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more!

2 DAYS

National Memorial Arboretum & Blists Hill Victorian Town

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year round Centre of Remembrance, honour and celebrate the men and women who have served (and who continue to served) our Nation in many different ways at this spiritually uplifting destination. We also enjoy admission into Blists Hill Victorian Town, and step back to when Queen Victoria ruled Britannia.

2 DAYS

NEW Behind the Scenes: Wimbledon Museum & Tour 2019

Experience the history and traditions of The Championships at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum on an expert-led guided tour! Get up close to the famous trophies in the award-winning museum, test your skills on the Batak wall and discover how The Championship has developed since 1877.

2 Days

New Year Celebrations at the Cavern Club & The Beatles Experience 2019

BEATLESMANIA: We’ll give you something to “Twist and Shout” about this New Year as we celebrate at the ‘most famous club in the world!’ – the Cavern Club, with some of its most finest musicians, friends and loved‐ones! On this “Magical Mystery Tour” we’ve also arranged admission into The Beatles Story as well as a sensational Beatles tour!

3 DAYS

New Year in Suffolk 2019

Ring out the old and welcome in the New Year in peaceful Sudbury. We’ll be returning to The Mill Hotel – this outstanding building is a converted watermill surrounded by some of England’s most picturesque landscapes – most of which inspired the romantic artist John Constable. So, whether you wish to relax in the company of friends or simply getaway this break is the perfect place to celebrate Auld Lang Syne and welcome in the new!

4 Days

NEW: A TASTE OF LUXURY IN THE COUNTRY 2019

Experience a Taste of Luxury in Yorkshire on this quintessentially delightful getaway. Treat yourself and indulge your sweet tooth with visits to the chocolate Patisserie Viennoise, which brings a taste of the Continent direct to Otley and Cream Tea at the world-famous Betty’s Café Tea Room.

3 DAYS

NEW: BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL 2019

Let’s fly, fly away to Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta, the largest annual meeting of Hot Air Balloons in Europe! Attracting over 130 Hot Ait Balloons from across the world, this spectacular event features over 100 Hot Air Balloons taking off alongside boutique stands, fairgrounds rides and lots of traditional entertainment for the whole family.

3 DAYS

NEW: CLASSIC CAMBRIDGE FT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD & RIVER CRUISE 2019

Drift away on this delightful new break to classic Cambridge, with an intriguing visit to the iconic Imperial War Museum. Winding along the River Cam is an idyllic way to re-discover Cambridge’s exquisite architecture, exuding history and tradition.    

2 DAYS

NEW: DISCOVERING WARTIME KENT:FT DOVER, CANTERBURY & CHATHAM DOCKYARD 2019

On this tour discover war time secrets and beautiful historic locations - There is a lot waiting to be explored!

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NEW: EXPLORING NORTH WALES VINTAGE TRAIN JOURNEYS 2019

Jump on board for this enchanting journey exploring beautiful North Wales on some incredible vintage trains including the Ffestiniog Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway & Llanberis Lake Railway. Escape the hustle and bustle as we weave through the stunning countryside.

5 DAYS

NEW: GLOUCESTER DOCKS TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL 2O19

Set sail for the magnificent Gloucester Tall Ships, as this award-winning festival makes its return voyage to the UK’s most inland port this May! Surrounded by beautifully-preserved Victorian Warehouses, reveal in the splendour of the high seas and bygone days as they are magically re-created at the historic Gloucester Docks.

3 DAYS

NEW: Northern Scotland’s Majestic Castles & Highland discovery 2019

NEW: Northern Scotland’s Majestic Castles & Highland discovery Ft the Loch Ness

A tour of the Highland’s is probably one of the most incredible journeys you could make – for many, it really is the trip of a lifetime – The best way to discover this dramatic landscape is by coach on this fascinating break filled with culture, history, architecture, stunning scenery and if you’re lucky a glimpse of Nessie!

 

Due to the natural of this tour, it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

6 DAYS

NEW: OXFORD FT INSPECTOR MORSE & MIDSOMER MURDERS CRUISE 2019

Go behind the scenes of some of the Nation’s Favourite Television Series as we reveal the fascinating filming locations used for Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murder’s and Endeavour! Discover the beautiful university city of Oxford and sail along the River Thames as we visit some of the charming locations that have played a key role in these British television favourites!

2 DAYS

NEW: SCOTTISH WILDLIFE UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE 2019

Featuring : Seabird catamaran cruise, red kite spotting and mountain safari...

Wild and wonderful, Scotland is home to 90,000 species and has a rich and diverse natural history. So, whether you want to hear the cheerful chirp of a dawn chorus, see a graceful soaring Red Kite, or sail alongside playful Dolphins on this break you can get up close and personal with the wildest of residents.   

 

Due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

6 DAYS

NEW: STEPPING BACK IN TIME SALUTE TO THE 40'S VINTAGE FESTIVAL 2019

Keep Calm and Carry on at Salute to the 40’s – at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard, it’s one of “Britain’s Best Vintage Festivals.” Paying homage to the heyday of the big band, this festival showcases the best that this era has to offer! From vintage stalls, to nostalgic sing‐a‐longs and 40’s entertainment, vintage car parades and much more. The historic Dockyard will be transformed into a tribute to all things 40s!

3 DAYS

NEW: TORQUAY DELIGHTS FT DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY & BERRY POMEROY CASTLE 2019

Experience award-winning beaches and the delights of Torquay at any time of the year with Skills! With an included journey on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and an unmissable visit to the English Heritage Berry Pomeroy Castle – one of the most romantic Victorian ruins in England. On this break, take advantage of the mild climates of the English Riviera and enjoy a stress-free getaway.

5 DAYS

NORTHUMBRIA EXPLORER FT FARNE ISLANDS 2019

Northumbria is a magical kingdom home to magnificent castles, historic towns and sweeping landscapes. On this incredible exploration through this ancient landscape we enjoy visits to Bamburgh Castle and The Roman Vindolanda as well as a fascinating cruise around the Farne Islands, these National Trust owned islands were declared by broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best.

5 DAYS

PAIGNTON & THE ENGLISH RIVIERA 2019

Famous for its swaying palm trees, piers and golden coastlines Paignton & The English Riviera brings a touch of the Mediterranean to Britain! On this break, we also visit the idyllic destinations of Torquay, Polperro and Looe!

 

5 DAYS

PICTURESQUE PEMBROKESHIRE: COASTLINES, VINEYARD & THE GWILI RAILWAY 2019

Discover a beautiful corner of the UK on this picturesque break to Pembrokeshire. Explore spectacular coastlines, gorgeous gardens, castles and picturesque towns with included excursions to Picton Castle and Gardens, a journey on the Gwili Railway and a tour and tasting at Cwn Dei Vineyard.

5 DAYS

Portsmouth Historic Dockyards Festival of Christmas 2019

What better way to get ready for Christmas than to soak up the magical atmosphere at Portsmouth’s Festival of Christmas? On this short break we also visit the twinkling towns of Winchester and Bournemouth.

3 Days

Postal Museum & Oxford 2019

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail are London’s popular attractions. Showcasing remarkable history and never‐before told stories from the past five centuries of communications, with the help of interactive galleries and an extraordinary collection of postal history you can. On this short break we also have the unique opportunity to journey back in time as we ride the hidden tunnels of the Mail Rail, London’s secret 100-year-old Post Office Railway.

2 DAYS

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS OF YORKSHIRE - 2019

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the water and from the tracks on some of the UK’s most enjoyable journeys. On this break, we include a journey on the Worth Valley Railway and a Canal cruise in Skipton with a tasty cream tea served on board.

2 DAYS

RAILWAYS AND WATERWAYS OF LANCASHIRE 2019

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic splendour of Lancashire! Included in your break is a journey on the iconic East Lancashire Steam Railway with a cream tea as well as a cruise along the Lancaster canal on the award-winning Widebeam Canal Boat Kingfisher.

2 DAYS

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW & KEW GARDENS 2019

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

Scottish Isles & Faroes Cruise 2019

Taking you north to the remote and beautiful Faroese archipelago and delightful Scottish Islands, this cruise promises to be the perfect get away from it all summer break. You’ll be amazed by the wealth of breathtaking scenery, bountiful wildlife and dramatic nature. Each time you step ashore discover fascinating traditions and cultures, explore historic cities and learn of the mysteries surrounding ancient sites. 

8 Days

SEASONAL SOUTHAMPTON & SALISBURY CHRISTMAS MARKET 2019

These quintessentially British towns are a sparkling treasure trove of traditional timbered buildings, meandering cobbled streets and gothic Cathedral’s that light up during the festive season as the streets come to life with seasonal cheer

3 Days

SETTLE TO CARLISLE RAILWAY 2019

The Settle to Carlisle Railway is one of the UK’s most scenic and impressive railways. This year join us for an extraordinary journey through the viaducts, tunnels and some of the most stunning landscapes in the North of England on this spectacular railway journey.

2 DAYS

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY & SHREWSBURY 2019

Prepare for this truly enchanting journey back in time as we step on-board a vintage steam-hauled train for a classic trip of a lifetime on the spectacular Seven Valley Railway.

2 DAYS

Skills Party Break 2020

Roll up, Roll up, you’re once again invited to celebrate with friends, old and new, at the Skills Party Break! Hosted by the impressive Queen Hotel, in Chester and accompanied by members of the Skills Group, our Skills Party Break is a great way to get together with friends and loved ones for a good night and a fab weekend away in the heart of Chester!

2 DAYS

Skills Party Break in Harrogate 2020

Get ready to dance “All Night Long” with the Skills Party Break in Harrogate. With fabulous live entertainment and amazing food, whether you’ve got a special occasion coming up, an early Valentine’s treat or just want a break away from it all – this is a great excuse to bring all of your friends and loved ones together for a great night and a fabulous couple of days away in Harrogate!

2 Days

SPARKLING SPA BREAK 2019

Fancy a break from the stresses and strains in life? Our spa breaks make the perfect getaways for couples looking to unwind together, or friends planning to have a relaxing weekend away! Our break includes a sparkling glass of wine on-board our coach, discounted spa treatments and free time in Manchester.

2 DAYS

SUMMER AT KEW GARDENS 2019

Kew Gardens is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. As the former summer residence of King George III, it is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site that is now home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants.

2 DAYS

The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo 2019

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH – Set against the iconic Edinburgh Castle, experience an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance as over 900 cast members join for a unique, atmospheric show unlike any other – The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo. 

3 Days

The Waldorf ft Christmas Party Sailing on the Thames 2019

This Christmas enjoy a truly enchanting break staying in one of London’s most famous hotels, The Waldorf Hilton. The perfect way to begin the festive season with friends, family, colleagues and loved ones is with this evening's Party cruise along the historic River Thames, with London’s astounding skyline illuminated around you.

2 DAYS

THE WALDORF: LUXURY IN LONDON 2019

Experience the truly British tradition of Afternoon Tea at one of London’s most famous hotels, The Waldorf Hilton. Perfect for any special occasion, a romantic break or an indulgent retreat with friends on this break you’ll dine within the historic and elegant surroundings of the hotel, complete with original chandeliers and iconic pillars inspired by the grand cafés of Europe.

 

2 DAYS

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2019

Lights, camera, action! Join Skills for another festive extravaganza at the largest Christmas show in the country! The Thursford Christmas Spectacular promises an evening of mesmerising sparkle and festive delight on this unique performance that delivers non-stop singing, dancing, comedy and music. 

3 Days

Torquay Festivities & the English Riviera 2019

Escape the cold and enjoy the mild climates of Paignton and the English Riviera on our new Turkey & Tinsel break with all the trimmings. Our unbeatable package includes a welcome drink and mince pies, Champagne and sherry reception on arrival, nightly entertainment and live cabaret, a gala dinner and excursions to Torquay and Brixham.

4 Days

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh 2019

"To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, Egypt is sending 150 masterpieces to tour all over the world. Please see them, visit them, before they return back to Egypt forever," - Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt. 

“TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh commemorates the Centenary of British Explorer, Howard Carter’s magnificent discovery that captivated the world! When, in 1922 he unearthed the legendary Tutankhamun’s tomb. Now YOU can unearth the largest number of King Tutankhamun treasures EVER to leave Egypt. Featuring more than 150 original artefacts, this is your LAST CHANCE to see them before they return to Cairo to be permanently housed at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

2 Days

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh 2020

"To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, Egypt is sending 150 masterpieces to tour all over the world. Please see them, visit them, before they return back to Egypt forever," - Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt. 

“TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh commemorates the Centenary of British Explorer, Howard Carter’s magnificent discovery that captivated the world! When, in 1922 he unearthed the legendary Tutankhamun’s tomb. Now YOU can unearth the largest number of King Tutankhamun treasures EVER to leave Egypt. Featuring more than 150 original artefacts, this is your LAST CHANCE to see them before they return to Cairo to be permanently housed at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

2 Days

Yorkshire Coast Villages, Harrogate & the Peak District

Yorkshire has one of the most beautiful and best‐loved coastlines in Britain, each one completely unique with its own charisma and allure. On this captivating break we’ll explore some of its prettiest towns and villages including the traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay, the award‐winning beaches of Bridlington and Filey and the enchanting South Cliff Italian Gardens and Peasholm Park Gardens.

5 DAYS

Yuletide York Featuring Grassington Dickensian Festival & Harrogate 2019

Watch York come alive at York’s St Nicholas Fayre with Victorian costumed traders, carol singers and the delicious smells of roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate laced with brandy. On this short break we’ll also visit the annual Grassington Dickensian Festival – this small village is adorned in Christmas lights and the streets come alive with traditional markets, shopkeepers and villagers dressed in traditional Victorian costumes.

3 Days

 
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