Why go on a Cruise?

Newmarket HolidaysMany people have considered going on a cruise, but they aren’t sure whether that type of getaway will suit their needs. In addition to being great value, cruises offer a plethora of other benefits.

Experience Somewhere New: There’s nothing more thrilling than waking up to a whole new culture each day. On a cruise you’ll witness stunning sights, and take in beautiful new horizons and landscapes each and every day, all while you relax on board. You don’t have to worry about getting from place to place either, meaning that you simply have to sit back and enjoy your holiday.

Ideal for Children: It’s great for parents to expose their children to new and exciting experiences and different cultures. However, children often get restless during travel, so taking your child from flight to flight, and from hotel to hotel, is simply not practical. Family cruises remove this element. Instead, cruises provide entertainment and a plethora of activities that your child can enjoy while travelling.

Enjoy a Range of Different Cuisines: Cruises allow you to enjoy a range of different culinary delights. Food on cruises is, generally speaking, of a high quality, and there’s a great variety of food available. You can enjoy buffets, BBQs, fine dining and more. Usually on cruises, there’s also food from a range of cuisines available to travellers – from English to Indian – so you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.

Sample Different Cultures Conveniently: Taking in new sights and experiencing new cultures is an incredible experience, but for many people, it can be an activity stained by uneccesary stress. Flights, bus journeys and checking into hotels are all things that take time and effort, especially if you want to visit more than one place. With cruises, however, all of these factors are taken away. You simply board the cruise ship, and while enjoying fine foods, activities and high-quality entertainment, you are taken to new and exotic locations. When the ship reaches a port, you simply get off and prepare to experience a whole new culture.

Cruises with Newmarket Holidays

Newmarket Holidays offer a range of cruises. Newmarket Holidays is a UK based travel company, which has won numerous awards. The company offers an extensive range of trips and getaways, including coach trips, rail breaks, coach holidays, theatre breaks, escorted tours, concert breaks and holidays within the UK and abroad.

Take a River Cruise with Newmarket Holidays

Six years ago, Newmarket Holidays teamed up with the MS Olympia to provide relaxing river cruises to its customers. Voyaging down the mighty Rhine, cruising the blue Danube, or meandering the Moselle affords Newmarket’s customers an opportunity to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world while travelling on a floating luxury hotel. From the holiday festivities of Germany’s Christmas Markets, to the vibrant bulbfields of Holland in the Springtime, Newmarket Holidays has a river cruise to suit anyone’s tastes.

Life Aboard the MS Olympia

The idea of cruising brings to mind thoughts of luxurious accommodations, gourmet foods, and exciting activities. From the moment you step aboard the MS Olympia you will know you won’t be disappointed. This river-sailing ship hosts fewer than 100 passengers, ensuring every traveller receives the type of personal attention they deserve. Gaze out the panoramic windows as the picturesque shores roll by, then go ashore each time the ship makes port to see the sights and take part in exciting activities, knowing that fine food, delightful company, and a comfortable bed await your return each night.

A Sampling of Newmarket Holidays’ River Tours

From the flower fields of the Netherlands, to the sparkling Frankfurt skyline in Germany, the Olympia promises to take you to a variety of magnificent destinations. Whether you choose to travel the Rhine, the Moselle, or the Danube, there are plenty of sights to see, and exciting things to do.

Spectacular Springtime in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

What better way to take in the lovely fields of tulips and other bulb gardens, for which Amsterdam and the Netherlands are famous. Discover the quaint canals and cobblestones, fishing villages, and picturesque towns. Take in the sights and scents on walking tours, or use your free time to rent bicycles and wander the enchanting streets on your own in this land where billions of flowers carpet the earth in a breathtaking display of nature that calls visitors from around the globe.

The Fairy-Tale Black Forest

A Rhine cruise to theNewmarket Holidays Black Forest promises stunning sights of vineyards, ancient towns, and the Black Forest itself. The Black Forest, named for its dark and sinister canopy of evergreens, is the very place Hansel and Gretel encountered their wicked witch, and was the setting for many of Grimm’s fairy tales. This vast expanse of forest stretches to the spa town of Baden-Baden, where travellers can take an optional excursion.

Newmarket Holidays Flexibility

Newmarket Holidays offers a wide selection of departure locations, with a number of ways to join with the MS Olympia for your cruise holiday. Count on Newmarket Holidays’ Customer Service team to take care of all the details and answer any questions you may have. Information on Newmarket Holidays’ cruise vacations is conveniently located on their website.

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.