Great British Breaks

Date published: 29 Jul 16

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If you are thinking of a ‘staycation’, a break in Great Britain, look no further than our partners Shearings Holidays, Warner Leisure Hotels, HF Holidays and English Holiday Cruises! All are perfect for a few days away, so you can re-charge your batteries and take in a new area of the country or return to a favourite haunt.

You can order a printed copy of our mini guide on Great British Breaks or download it here.

Shearings Holidays

Shearings HolidaysFor escorted coach tours in the UK, you will find a superb choice of destinations ranging from the Highlands of Scotland to the English Riviera with Shearings. There are many convenient pick-up points, so you can let the experienced Shearings’ drivers do the hard work for you, whilst you relax and enjoy the view from the window.

In the UK, Shearings own the Bay Hotels and the Coast and Country collection, so whether you’re on a tour, or just fancy a few self-drive days away, the welcome, accommodation and food are just what you’d want - excellent!    

And of course, if you’d like a touch of luxury, the Grand Tourer holidays offer exceptionally comfortable coaches, exclusive excursions, porterage and unique itineraries. All prefect for making sure your holiday is superb and what you deserve.

You can also check all the finer details with the helpdesk, so any worries you may have can resolved. Call 01942 496 507 or visit Shearings Special Help Desk.

HF Holidays

HF HolidaysThere is serious pleasure to be had in walking for many of us, whether it’s a hike, trek or more leisurely promenade. It certainly allows you to get well away from roads and busy areas in order to truly discover the landscapes and geography of your holiday destination. What is so marvellous about HF Holidays is that you can do this, staying in lovely country houses, which they own and run, in the UK.

HF Holidays also offer a super range of activity holidays, photography, dancing, painting, music for example, based in the country houses in simply stunning locations. These are great breaks for groups, couple and single travellers alike. Enthusiastic leaders bring everyone together for a sociable experience, during the day and in the evenings.

English Holiday Cruises

English Holiday CruisesEnglish Holiday Cruises provide cruises in the Cotswolds Severn Vale on the charming Edward Elgar, a 4-star hotel boat. With just 22 passengers happily voyaging together, enjoying English home cooking which is all included, this is a quintessentially English experience, with trips to various attractions on land. The cruise leaves from Gloucester, a marvellous small city, where you might enjoy a hotel stay before or after your cruise.   
This is a thoroughly relaxing break of up to 6 days, which allows you to see a beautiful part of the country. Read more  

Solos Holidays

Solos HolidaysIf you are thinking of taking your first holiday as a single traveller, look no further. Solos Holidays offer short breaks to dinner dances, Christmas markets and city visits you can enjoy the company of a group, all who are solo.  Helping the trips work for all, the tour leaders have good experience and are experts at creating successful holidays: many have been guests in the past. Two or three days away are just perfect for getting your confidence up and meeting new people in a safe environment.

For those who have travelled as a single before, you can enjoy the wide range of options available: festivals, walking trips and city weekends to take in a concert. Staying in good hotels, meals are taken as a group, with a fun and friendly atmosphere and there’s plenty to do with others if you wish, or you can take some ‘me time’ if that is what you prefer.  Indeed, Solos Holidays offer all the advantages of being part of a group, with the option of quiet, private moments when you wish.   

Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure HotelsWarner Leisure Hotels specialize in breaks for those over 21 only, so you’ll be guaranteed an adults only environment, often in historic country houses around the UK, that have been stylishly converted into superb hotels. That said, there’s plenty to do if you like to be active: archery, bowls, walks, zumba, ballroom dancing and more. Breakfast and dinner are included, all extremely tasty, with the option of upgrading to speciality restaurants should you wish. And the spa treatments, available to all, are outstanding. A little pampering with Warner goes a very long way. In the evenings, head for the theatre in the hotel to be entertained by tribute bands, excellent singers and a cabaret act perhaps.

Silver Travel Club members benefit from great discounts too. Read more

Grand UK Holidays

Grand UK HolidaysGrand UK Holidays, especially for those over 55, will take you away to wonderful destinations around Great Britain, from Harrogate to Torquay, from the Isle of Bute to Llandrindod Wells on breaks that last from 3 to 8 days. You’ll join a coach near to home, there are dozens of pick up points across the South East, and travel to a comfortable hotel, where breakfast and the evening meal are included each day. There are no single supplements at Grand UK Holidays on UK breaks and everyone is warmly welcomed. Excursions are also included, which are great for finding out more about the local area and visiting interesting attractions. And, of course, every tour is accompanied by a tour manager who ensures everything is taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy! 

Silver Travel Club members receive 10% discount off the brochure prices: call 01603 619933 to book and quote promo code STA or visit website.

There are, of course, more companies to find out about who have UK breaks:

ABC Boat Hire

Alfa Travel

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Dementia Adventure

Enable Holidays

Forest Holidays

Great Rail Journeys


RHS Garden Holidays

Richmond Retreats

Saga Holidays

The Majestic Line

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