Newmarket Holidays / Thirty Years of Escorted Holidays

Newmarket Holidays was proud to celebrate thirty years in operation as a leading UK escorted holiday provider in 2013. Since 1983, Newmarket Holidays has been offering Newmarket Holidayscustomers a wide range of escorted tours, coach trips and holidays, rail breaks, theatre and shopping vacations and more. As part of the Newmarket Group, Newmarket Holidays has been active in offering readers of most of the UK’s daily and weekly newspapers opportunities to partake in fully organised, guided breaks to venues such as London’s West End, concerts by leading musical artists and major sporting events, as well as getaways across the British Isles. Newmarket Holidays also offers trips to exciting overseas locations such as Disneyland Paris and a large and growing number of exotic destinations throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and the Far East.

Each carefully selected holiday in the Newmarket Holidays portfolio has been designed to offer travellers the very best value for money. Newmarket holidays are put together by a team of qualified and experienced experts who are trained to seek out the perfect balance between a fantastic experience and a low price for the customer, creating high-calibre holiday experiences that won’t break the bank. Over the past thirty years the team at Newmarket Holidays has been able to build up a wealth of knowledge and experience, and forge long-standing connections with hoteliers, restaurant owners, theatre managers and many more well-placed personnel in order to offer Newmarket customers great-value holidays that will be remembered fondly for a lifetime.

The skills developed over more than a quarter of a century of operation have allowed Newmarket Holidays to achieve numerous accolades. Most recently these have included nominations in no less than five separate categories at the British Travel Awards, including Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company, Best Coach Holiday Company and Best Holiday Company for Customer Service. In previous years Newmarket Holidays has collected British Travel Awards for Best UK Coach Tour Operator (in 2011) and Best Tour Operator to Italy and Malta (in 2012), as well as being short-listed for both Best Coach Holiday Operator and Best Operator to the USA in 2012. As these awards are voted for by the British public, these achievements go a long way towards demonstrating the levels of customer service, comfort and affordability Newmarket Holidays offers. Whether you’re looking for a month-long, guided, round–the-world trip or a short theatre break to the West End, Newmarket Holidays has something of value to offer everyone.

Newmarket Holidays / Christmas Market Short Breaks and Holidays

As one of the UK’s leading guided tour and holiday providers, Newmarket Holidays is proud to be able to offer its customers one of the widest ranges of Christmas shopping breaks available. With a huge selection of trips to popular Christmas markets both within the UK and throughout Europe, Newmarket holidays give everyone the opportunity to pick up some traditional, unusual or much sought after Christmas gifts from some of the most festive and scenic locations in the Western world.

Newmarket HolidaysWithin the UK, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer customers a choice of around a dozen separate Christmas market short breaks in some of the most historic and picturesque towns and cities in the country. All of the UK Newmarket Holidays Christmas markets breaks include coach or rail transport from locations throughout the North and South of England, a night in quality bed and breakfast accommodation and shopping at some of the biggest and best Christmas markets and town centres. Newmarket holidays focus on areas of historic interest such as the St Nicholas Fayre in York, one of the oldest cities in the UK, or a trip to Brontë country that includes both the Haworth Victorian Christmas Market on day one and the Christkindlemarkt German Fair in Leeds. Each Newmarket Holidays UK Christmas break destination has been carefully chosen to offer customers a truly festive experience with no hassle.

For those who prefer to travel a little further in search of the elusive perfect gifts, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer a wide selection of European city destinations for four- or five-day breaks, each of which features festive markets, throughout November and December. A Newmarket Holidays trip to Berlin offers customers the opportunity not only to shop at around 50 separate Christmas markets, but also to experience ice-skating, fairground rides and even a dry ski-slope situated right in the heart of the city. Wenceslas Square in Prague has hosted an array of traditional Christmas markets for over a thousand years. Newmarket Holidays travellers can enjoy a walking tour of the historic city, including the Jewish quarter and the famous Astronomical Clock, browse the charming markets and year-round shopping centres, and even head out on an optional river cruise that includes a buffet lunch. Newmarket Holidays flies to Italy, Austria, Switzerland and many other European locations, with focus on finding the best Christmas experiences for travellers.

Newmarket Holidays / Escorted Short Breaks in Scenic Scotland

Newmarket Holidays has been specialists in the escorted holiday market for thirty years. Over this time Newmarket Holidays has built up an extensive portfolio of short breaks, guided tours, lengthy holidays and all manner of trips in order to offer their customers one of the biggest and best selections in the UK. Newmarket Holidays’ customers are able to choose anything, from a three-week long tour across the globe to a short weekend break Newmarket Holidaysincluding a visit to a scenic English country house. Within the UK there are many beautiful locations to choose from through Newmarket Holidays. One of the most scenic parts of the British Isles has to be Scotland, with rolling hills and glens, glistening lochs and vast tracts of unspoilt countryside covered with verdant grass and purple heather, Scotland has a lot to offer the traveller.

One of Scotland’s most famous exports is, of course, whisky. Newmarket Holidays has put together a tour that takes in both some of the most scenic landscapes in the UK and the opportunity to visit a distillery and a cooperage to find out more about how the iconic drink is produced, and to sample a ‘wee dram’. The Newmarket Holidays Whisky Trail and Highland Rails tour lasts five days and includes rail travel throughout the Highlands across two of the most breathtaking areas of natural beauty in the UK.

The Newmarket Holidays Highlands and Islands tour encompasses a trip to the mysterious Loch Ness in search of the mythical underwater monster, a stay on the Isle of Skye and lunch on the Isle of Arran and travel through the county of Ayrshire, an area that boasts the historic town of Glencoe and the desolate yet captivating natural beauty of Rannoch Moor. This Newmarket Holidays trip lasts for seven days and ends with an opportunity to explore Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, before flying home.

For those who prefer the city life to the countryside, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer a visit to Edinburgh that includes seats at the world-famous Tattoo, where guests can experience a spectacular display of pipes and drums, dancing and military routines, before heading back to the hotel for a three-course evening meal. This fully managed Newmarket Holidays tour also includes a day out to Loch Lomond and a visit to the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift.

Newmarket Holidays | Faraway Breaks

Newmarket HolidaysIn addition to the many local and continental guided tours on offer from Newmarket Holidays, there is also the option to go somewhere a little further afield, and to see the sights on the other side of the world. Newmarket Holidays present customers with a choice of destinations, departing from UK airports, from China and Japan to exploring the islands of New Zealand.

All holidays are great value with a priority being placed on the standards of accommodation and on creating an exciting and busy itinerary for each location. Newmarket Holidays has thirty years in the business, and so customer can rest assured that they are investing in a good-quality holiday with a minimum of fuss. On hand at each location are the trained and knowledgeable Newmarket Holidays Tour Managers, who will able to assist with any customer’s queries and ensure that their stay is as hassle-free as possible. The Tour Managers are responsible for solving any disputes, but primarily they are there to serve as a guide with extensive local knowledge, and as such they can highlight points of interests and any events that might appeal to the travellers.

Newmarket Holidays present customers with two main choices – book a package where all the excursions and tours are included, or a package where some or all of the trips are optional, leaving the customer with the option of doing their own thing or simply relaxing. Each day of the holiday will have something different to offer, whether that is taking in the view of the Taj Mahal at sunset, or looking across Rio de Janeiro from the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, wending your way through spectacular scenery as you head from highlight to highlight or time for a relaxed browse of some fascinating local shops and markets. The teams at Newmarket Holidays have over three decades worth of experience when it comes to designing guided tours and as a result, customers can be assured that their holiday will be both exciting and hassle-free.

As ever, security and safety are of the highest priority with Newmarket Holidays, and this means that every customer’s money is ATOL and ABTA-bond protected. In the event of an emergency, there is a 24-hour emergency hotline that customers can use if the Tour Manager is unreachable. Although, in practise, taking a break with Newmarket Holidays means that customers can just relax and let the experts handle the stress.

Newmarket Holidays | River Cruises

For those customers wanting a relaxing, lazy holiday where they can see the sights of Europe without having to travel very far from their accommodation, the River Cruises from Newmarket Holidays are just for them. There are several destinations to choose from in an attempt to please any traveller.

MS Olympia, the highly regarded and elegant river cruise vessel used by Newmarket Holidays, is a comfortable and spacious vessel that offers full board, a welcoming cocktail Newmarket Holidaysparty and on-board entertainment. As it winds its way down famous European rivers such as the Rhine or Moselle, customers can visit the world-renowned German Christmas markets on one of Newmarket Holidays’ festive cruises. Another option is to join the MS Olympia on the Dutch waterways in spring, where customers can view the spectacular bulbfields from the luxury of Newmarket Holidays’ carefully selected cruise vessel.

Every cruise is overseen by a Cruise Manager, who is on hand for any queries or requests as they are knowledgeable about not only the vessel and the various events but local information, too. Newmarket Holidays ensures that, with the deployment of Cruise Managers on the MS Olympia, customers can enjoy their break safe in the knowledge that any worries they might have can be solved quickly and in house. The Cruise Managers are often just on hand to provide customers with a potential itinerary, highlighting the particular events or locations that would suit each individual.

With a capacity of just 100 travellers, the Newmarket Holidays cruises sell out quickly, so advance booking is advised. However, because the complement if travellers is so small, all customers can be assured that they will receive a personal customer service. On longer cruises, there is a Captain’s Farewell Dinner that is testament to the dedication that Newmarket Holidays staff have to delivering good customer service.

One of the advantages to choosing a cruise from Newmarket Holidays is that customers can get return coach transfers between the Olympia and airport or even from, a pick-up point within the UK. In that respect, customers can join the cruise at specified points along the journey without worrying about organising their own travel in a foreign country.

Newmarket Holidays cruises are a good way to see the sights of major European waterways; customers can relax as they meander their way through the continent, visiting the local German markets or the floral Dutch countryside.

Newmarket Holidays | Theatre Breaks

Catching the Saturday matinee of the latest West End hit could not be easier with a theatre break from Newmarket Holidays. Customers have a wide variety of shows, from Wicked to Jersey Boys, all at great value, with a coach transfer from the theatre to their hotel. The fun does not stop there as – on some of the breaks offered – the booking price also includes dinner and a disco at the Thistle Hotel Heathrow.

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Newmarket Holidays offers a break that includes a Saturday night ticket to one of the many shows running in the West End as well as the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s amenities through the day. On the day of departure, the price also includes breakfast at the hotel, and Newmarket Holidays recommends saving some energy for seeing the sights of the capital before getting back on the coach to return home. Alternatively, customers can go shopping in the country’s most famous stores like Harrods or Fortnum & Mason.

There is also the option of taking the train to the capital, with a slight increase in cost, however this alternative does have the advantage of being able to travel from a station that is nearby. With great rail links throughout the country, customers of a Newmarket Holidays theatre break won’t have to wait long before they can start enjoying their break.

Aside from the choice of award-winning musicals and shows on offer from the Newmarket Holidays theatre breaks, on the Sunday customers will have plenty of opportunities to explore the capital before they return home. With many museums that cover a huge range of exhibitions, from dinosaurs at the National History Museum to rocket flight at the Science Museum and mummies, statues and ancient treasues at the British Museum, there is something for everyone. The renowned waxworks at Madame Tussauds is another, ever-popular, destination where customers of Newmarket Holidays will be able to stand next to their favourite Hollywood stars (or at least their likenesses anyway!).

Choosing a four-star theatre break from Newmarket Holidays will not disappoint as there are plenty of shows to choose from, and customers are not limited to what is easiest for the company. With coach travel arranged between the theatre and the hotel, customers can enjoy their time in the capital without having to worry about navigating the Tube or paying out on taxis.

Newmarket Holidays | River Cruises 2014

Although most people think of coaches when they hear the words ‘escorted holidays’, Newmarket Holidays are proud to present travellers with an alternative option to seeing the sights at the heart of Europe. MS Olympia is an elegant and well-appointed river cruise vessel that will take Newmarket Holidays customers along the major waterways of the continent, allowing them to enjoy a lazy meander through Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.

Newmarket HolidaysWith a capacity of around 100 passengers, MS Olympia is large enough to accommodate enough people for the many bookings Newmarket Holidays receive for some of their most popular escorted holidays. Only having 100 people on board however, means the trips are not so large as to risk any compromise of the company’s policy of delivering good customer service. Newmarket Holidays provides every trip on the Olympia with a knowledgeable and professional Cruise Manager who will be on hand to liaise with the company for any customer queries, as well as being responsible for the trip’s itinerary. While customers may disembark at certain points along the trip, the Cruise Manager will be on hand to guide them towards interesting landmarks, exciting events and fascinating visitor attractions. Put simply, each Newmarket Holidays Cruise Manager is there to ensure customers have a hassle-free and enjoyable holiday.

There is a considerable range of river cruise destinations for Newmarket Holidays customers. Germany is a popular option with many cruises along the famous Rhine river, including a summertime cruise down the river complete with firework displays. Another comprehensive cruise option is to visit the Black Forest, a typical fairytale expanse of woodland in the centre of the country, with stops along the way to visit quaint German towns. Alternatively, customers can join the Olympia on one of Newmarket Holidays’ trips to the Netherlands and the majestic Dutch bulb fields, which also include time in Amsterdam.

Departing for the trips aboard the Olympia could not be simpler. Coach transfers are available from many locations across the country – just one of the ways that Newmarket Holidays ensures that any holiday with the company is as hassle-free as possible.

Newmarket Holidays | Escorted Coach Holidays 2014

Newmarket Holidays has over three decades worth of experience when it comes to designing and implementing guided coach tours throughout the world. Customers can sit back and enjoy a carefree holiday knowing that Newmarket Holidays has covered everything from transport to accommodation and entertainment. All of this for a good-value price from a company that prizes customer service above all else: winning the British Travel Awards Best Coach Tour Operator in 2011 and the Best Tour Operator to Italy and Malta in 2012.

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Each holiday is meticulously planned and put together by an expert team, and the smooth operation of each is handled by a professional Tour Manager from Newmarket Holidays. The Tour Managers are integral to the success of an escorted tour, as they are the ones who will liaise between customers and staff, answering any queries that they might have with their extensive knowledge of the tour. Newmarket Holidays also ensures that the Tour Managers are experts in their specific destinations so they know exactly where to go and what is available for customers to do.

Customers can choose from a wide variety of holidays with Newmarket Holidays covering dates from the remains of 2013, through 2014 and on into 2015. From UK breaks to the island of Lindisfarne, where customers can visit the first site of Viking invasion, to trips to the Isle of Man to experience Manx hospitality or a trip to Emmerdale Country, the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, all breaks include coach transport to and from the destination and a stay at a hotel carefully chosen by Newmarket Holidays for the best value for money. For the more adventurous traveller, Newmarket Holidays offers many trips to the Continent, Paris in the summer is a sight to behold, and Newmarket Holidays has breaks that combine the French capital with other popular local attractions, like trips into Champagne country.

Experts at Newmarket Holidays have also organised a range of escorted breaks that are engineered around famous sporting events. Customers can take a trip to Ladies Day at Ascot with Newmarket Holidays, or to go and watch Andy Murray (hopefully!) play at Wimbledon 2014.

All bookings are ABTA and ATOL protected, so customers of Newmarket Holidays can be reassured they are in safe hands and booking with a company that has been operating tours for thirty years.