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Coach holidays have come along way

The key to a successful coach holiday is ensuring you see the highlights of your chosen destination as well as having plenty of free time to relax or explore for yourself, too

Shaws great selection of 2019 minibreaks are the perfect introduction to coach travel and start from just £175pp, with plenty of inclusions. You won’t find any hidden extras – in fact, you’re more likely to find the occasional added extra like a welcome drink at the hotel or a glass of something with dinner! In October they’re heading to the stylish, boutique, city centre, 4* Aloft hotel in Liverpool! They’ve included a guided city tour that you’re welcome to join, which then leaves you with plenty of free time to explore everything this cultural gem has to offer. In September it’s time to head north for a weekend at the Marriott in Durham’s city centre, spending Saturday night at the spectacular live outdoor show – Kynren – where a cast of over 1000 performers will take you on a 2000-year journey through history!

Shaws Lakes & Lights weekend continues to be one of their top sellers, combining the stunning autumn colours of the Lake District with the man-made kaleidoscope of over a million bulbs that is Blackpool Illuminations! And who doesn’t love a bit of festive fun at Christmas? There’s three awesome minibreaks themed around the Christmas Markets in York, Bath and Germany. Festive flavours, traditional music and nostalgia combine to create the perfect atmosphere for a magical weekend of wandering and wine. Their days out are no exception to the ‘free time’ rule either. Look out for day trips starting from just £10pp to destinations like Cambridge, Lincoln, Sandringham, Hunstanton, Stanwick Lakes and Norwich where you’ll be dropped off in a convenient central location before exploring at your leisure.

There’s also some pretty special visits this summer too, look out for Leeds Castle celebrating its 900th anniversary, a visit to Kew Gardens where their 18th century Great Pagoda has just reopened and Tutankhamun at The Saatchi Gallery where priceless artefacts return to London for one last time. If you’ve not stepped on a coach for years, you’ll be amazed at how far coach travel has travelled!

New for summer/autumn 2019
Look out for new day trip destinations such as Harlow Carr Garden, Cruising Through Camden, Malvern Autumn Show, Newark Air Museum, Warley Model Railway Show, Motorcycle Live and a unique Antiques Treasure Hunt! Plus a Canterbury mini-break, Drinks Inclusive in Bournemouth and Big Band Weekend in the Pennines featuring the legendary Joe Loss Orchestra!

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