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4 Liverpool Christmas City Shopper
From Only £119.00

Bag yourself a bargain with a chance to start (or finish) your Christmas shopping and a weekend away, all wrapped up in our 4* stay in Liverpool!

Duration: 2 Days
04/11/2022 and
09/12/2022
Scottish Turkey & Tinsel in the Trossachs
From Only £339.00

Have yourself a merry little Christmas on our Turkey and Tinsel break in stunning Drymen.

Duration: 4 Days
04/11/2022
Beamish & Durham at Christmas
From Only £199.00

Step back in time and experience a truly traditional Christmas at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. From Georgian times right the way through to the 1950s, this open-air museum is one of the best in the world and on our special break you can immerse yourself in an enchanting festive season at Beamish.

Duration: 3 Days
11/11/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

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

Duration: 3 Days
17/11/2022
Charming Chester Shopper & Festive Liverpool
From Only £119.00

Don your Santa hat and soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere with this weekend getaway to the fabulous Chester and Liverpool during the build up to the festive season.

Duration: 2 Days
18/11/2022
Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets
From Only £399.00

"Step into Christmas" with a visit to Valkenburg’s unique Christmas market, which takes place in beautifully lit caves that run underneath the town.

Duration: 4 Days
18/11/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

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

Duration: 3 Days
23/11/2022
Christmas Twilight at Kew Gardens
From Only £115.00

This winter we return to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for this incredible, after-dark experience. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths illuminated by over one million lights.

Duration: 2 Days
25/11/2022
Winchester & Salisbury Christmas Markets
From Only £189.00

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on this festive trip with visits to Winchester and Salisbury Christmas Markets, as well as Oxford and Chichester.

Duration: 3 Days
25/11/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

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

Duration: 3 Days
26/11/2022
Eastbourne Turkey & Tinsel Ft South Coast
From Only £299.00

Christmas comes early this year on our fabulous Turkey and Tinsel break!

Duration: 5 Days
28/11/2022
Rudesheim & Frankfurt Christmas Markets
From Only £339.00

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, our great value break promises to kick start your festivities.

Duration: 4 Days
28/11/2022
Grassington Dickensian & York Christmas Festivals
From Only £169.00

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.

Duration: 3 Days
02/12/2022
Portsmouth Historic Dockyards Festival
From Only £215.00

What better way to get ready for Christmas than to soak up the magical atmosphere at Portsmouth’s Festival of Christmas! On our short break we also visit the twinkling towns of Chichester and Oxford.

Duration: 3 Days
02/12/2022
Worcester Christmas Fayre, Bath & Oxford
From Only £179.00

Kick start your festive season by joining us as we visit Worcester Christmas Fayre, hailed as the Midland’s Victorian seasonal event. Prepare for a truly enchanting journey through the historic streets as they are filled with over 200 stalls selling an array of local produce, including local arts and crafts.

Duration: 3 Days
04/12/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

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

Duration: 3 Days
05/12/2022
Christmas Twilight at Kew Gardens
From Only £115.00

This winter we return to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for this incredible, after-dark experience. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths illuminated by over one million lights.

Duration: 2 Days
08/12/2022
Beamish & Durham at Christmas
From Only £199.00

Step back in time and experience a truly traditional Christmas at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. From Georgian times right the way through to the 1950s, this open-air museum is one of the best in the world and on our special break you can immerse yourself in an enchanting festive season at Beamish.

Duration: 3 Days
09/12/2022
Mini Cruise to Haarlem: Hollands Best Market
From Only £135.00

Explore Haarlem’s inner city and "Step into Christmas" as it is transformed into one of the largest Christmas markets in the Netherlands! Home to cobbled streets and winding waterways - the medieval city of Haarlem is one of the prettiest destinations in the Netherlands.

Duration: 3 Days
09/12/2022
Grassington Dickensian  Festival ft Skipton
From Only £110.00

Travel back in time this Christmas as we visit 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.

Duration: 2 Days
10/12/2022
Cologne & Dusseldorf Christmas Markets
From Only £335.00

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, our great value break is the perfect start to the festive season!

Duration: 4 Days
12/12/2022
Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets
From Only £299.00

"It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" so wrap up warm, stock up on twinkly trinkets and slurp some steaming glühwein as we visit the popular Christmas markets in Luxembourg, Trier and Metz!

Duration: 4 Days
12/12/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

Lights, camera, action! Join Skills for another festive extravaganza at the largest Christmas show in the country! The Thursford Christmas Spectacular promises an experience of mesmerising sparkle and festive delight!

Duration: 3 Days
12/12/2022
Christmas Twilight at Kew Gardens
From Only £115.00

This winter we return to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for this incredible, after-dark experience. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths illuminated by over one million lights.

Duration: 2 Days
13/12/2022
Oxford Christmas Markets & Seasonal Stratford-Upon
From Only £99.00

‘Step into Christmas’ on our short break to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas markets. Adorned in twinkling Christmas attire and with the smells of pine trees and cinnamon in the air, there’s no better place to be at this wonderful time of year!

Duration: 2 Days
16/12/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

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

Duration: 3 Days
19/12/2022
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
From Only £315.00

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

Duration: 3 Days
21/12/2022
Catalonian Christmas & New Year
From Only £1,150.00

Spend this festive season on Spain’s beautiful Costa Brava, enjoying Christmas and New Year with all the trimmings!

Duration: 13 Days
22/12/2022
Christmas Winter Wonderland in Imperial Vienna
From Only £785.00

Experience the magic of Christmas on our enchanting getaway to Vienna.

Duration: 8 Days
22/12/2022
Christmas Celebrations in South Wales
From Only £495.00

Enjoy a festive holiday with new found friends, leave the cooking (and washing up) behind and simply sit back and relax with us, as we celebrate Christmas in South Wales and the enchanting Wye Valley!

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2022
Christmas in The Lake District
From Only £545.00

‘Step into Christmas’ on our break to the Lake District. Adorned in twinkling Christmas attire and with the smells of cinnamon floating in the air, there’s no better place to be!

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2022
Skils Mystery Christmas Cracker
From Only £440.00

This year you can enjoy a great Christmas getaway for even LESS! If you don't mind where you spend the holiday, this mystery break is the perfect way to escape and recharge your batteries in time for the New Year.

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2022
Yuletide in Yorkshire
From Only £499.00

Dig out your favourite hat and woolly jumper as we 'Step into Christmas' on this enchanting visit to Yuletide Yorkshire!

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2022
Liverpool & Cheshire Oaks Twixmas Sales Shopper
From Only £99.00

Bag yourself a bargain on our seasonal short break to Liverpool and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.

Duration: 2 Days
28/12/2022
New Year Party in Eastbourne
From Only £379.00

Ring out the old and welcome in the New Year on our getaway to Eastbourne!

Duration: 4 Days
30/12/2022
South Wales Celebration & Gower Peninsula New Year
From Only £355.00

Ring out the old and welcome in the New Year in Wales. After the busy Christmas period, it’s the perfect getaway if you want to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the end of year celebrations with friends, old and new - with no washing up!

Duration: 4 Days
30/12/2022
New Year Celebrations in Liverpool
From Only £249.00

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on our great-value break to Liverpool. Staying in the heart of the city, you will have plenty of time to make friends with your fellow travellers and get into the festive spirit before enjoying free time.

Duration: 3 Days
31/12/2022
New Year in London
From Only £175.00

Create memories that will last a lifetime and enjoy the end of year celebrations in London with Skills Holidays! Along with half board accommodation, you can welcome 2023 in style, with friends and loved ones. Then become a bargain hunter at Camden Lock Market, and enjoy visits to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Duration: 3 Days
31/12/2022
Imperial War Museum & Bletchley Park
From Only £105.00

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.

Duration: 2 Days
14/01/2023 and
04/03/2023

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Welsh Lake Bala Rail & Puffin Island Sail
From Price: £559.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 04/07/2022
Elegant Sidmouth
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 04/07/2022
Potter's Resort
From Price: £669.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 11/07/2022
Weymouth & the Jurassic Coast Explorer
From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/07/2022
Berkshire & the Royal Windsor Steam Express
From Price: £259.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 25/07/2022
Morse's Oxford & Downton Abbey
From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/08/2022
Cotswolds Historic Houses & Gardens
From Price: £435.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/08/2022
The English Riviera Ft Dartmouth
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 06/08/2022
Maritime Portsmouth & Historic Houses of Hampshire
From Price: £425.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/08/2022
Enchanting Devon: Ilfracombe, Bideford & Cruise
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 19/08/2022
Isle of Man Steam Railway
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Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/08/2022
Royals & Rails in Scotland
From Price: £565.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/08/2022
Weston-super-Mare & Somerset Summer Splendour
From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2022
Bournemouth, Poole & the Glorious New Forest
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2022
Historic Chartwell, Hever & Leeds Castle
From Price: £475.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2022
Isle of Wight Delights Ft Osborne House
From Price: £640.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2022
Cornish Coast to Coast ft Falmouth St Ives & Eden
From Price: £775.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2022
Northumberland Coast: Holy Isle, Durham & Bamburgh
From Price: £439.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2022
Elegant Sidmouth
From Price: £725.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2022
Royals & Rails in Scotland
From Price: £625.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2022
Royal Norfolk Coast & Country
From Price: £859.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2022
Victorian Steam Sail & Rail in the Trossachs
From Price: £575.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/10/2022
Chrysanthemum at Kew & 'Maritime' Greenwich
From Price: £159.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 15/10/2022
Potter's Resort
From Price: £629.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2022
Cornish Highlights Ft Rosemundy House Hotel
From Price: £475.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/10/2022

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Railways & Waterways of Yorkshire
From Price: £165.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 02/07/2022
4* Liverpool City Break
From Price: £210.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 08/07/2022
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Ft Savill Gardens
From Price: £189.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 09/07/2022
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show & Waterperry Gardens
From Price: £139.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 09/07/2022
Bristol Harbour Festival
From Price: £229.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 15/07/2022
Settle to Carlisle Railway
From Price: £149.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 16/07/2022
Isle of Wight - The Optimum Experience
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 18/07/2022
Guernsey by Air
From Price: £849.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 22/07/2022
Kent Coast & the Historic Cinque Ports
From Price: £414.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 25/07/2022
Luxury London 4* City Break
From Price: £285.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 29/07/2022
Classic Cambridge & Imperial War Museum, Duxford
From Price: £139.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 30/07/2022
Isle of Man & The Lake District
From Price: £659.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 30/07/2022
Jersey By Air
From Price: £889.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 01/08/2022
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
From Price: £329.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 05/08/2022
Kynren: An Epic Tale of England
From Price: £279.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 05/08/2022
Settle to Carlisle Railway
From Price: £149.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 06/08/2022
Weymouth & the Wonders of Wessex
From Price: £425.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/08/2022
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
From Price: £199.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 12/08/2022
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
From Price: £309.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 12/08/2022
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
From Price: £369.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 15/08/2022
Cornish Summer Splendour feat the Isles of Scilly
From Price: £475.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/08/2022
Kynren: An Epic Tale of England
From Price: £279.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 19/08/2022
4* Liverpool City Break
From Price: £199.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 19/08/2022
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
From Price: £509.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/08/2022
St Ives & the Cornish Riviera
From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 25/08/2022
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
From Price: £299.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 26/08/2022
Enchanting Eastbourne
From Price: £510.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 28/08/2022
Isle of Wight - The Optimum Experience
From Price: £629.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2022
Highlights of Wales: Llanberis & Portmeirion
From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2022
Royal Whitby & the North Yorkshire Moors
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2022
Guernsey by Air
From Price: £789.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 02/09/2022
Cornwall's Charms Ft Looe Valley Railway
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2022
Guernsey by Air
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2022
Historic Oxford, Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens
From Price: £139.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2022
Southend-on-Sea & the Essex Sunshine Coast
From Price: £415.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2022
4* Liverpool City Break
From Price: £199.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2022
Jersey By Air
From Price: £849.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2022
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
From Price: £119.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
Paignton & The English Riviera
From Price: £409.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2022
NEW: Capt Cook Country & Hartlepool Historic Quay
From Price: £169.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2022
Orkney & The Castle of Mey
From Price: £729.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2022
Great Railway Journeys of Scotland
From Price: £695.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2022
Vintage Trains of North Wales
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2022
Isle of Man
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Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2022
Exploring Devon & Cornwall
From Price: £425.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/10/2022
Manchester City Break
From Price: £175.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 14/10/2022
Settle to Carlisle Railway
From Price: £139.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 15/10/2022
Oban, Isle of Mull & Ancient Iona
From Price: £425.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2022
4* Liverpool City Break
From Price: £109.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 21/10/2022
Luxury London 4* City Break
From Price: £225.00
Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 21/10/2022
Imperial War Museum & Bletchley Park
From Price: £119.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 29/10/2022
Halloween Ghost Walk Special with Simon Enwistle
From Price: £139.00
Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 29/10/2022
Lynton, Lynmouth & Lorna Doone's Exmoor
From Price: £289.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 31/10/2022

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