Foreign holidays may have an exotic appeal for many, but those of us who live in the British Isles are also lucky enough to have a number of scenic local destinations to choose from when heading away from home. The wilds of the Scottish Highlands, the glorious verdant English countryside, the windswept coastal regions of Wales and of course the Emerald Isle all have something to offer the traveller which quite simply cannot be found anywhere else. Newmarket Holidays specialise in escorted tours and short breaks in and around the British Isles, including some of the most picturesque locations known to man.
Newmarket Holidays customers with a taste for a drop of the good stuff may wish to partake in a whisky tasting tour of Scotland. A five-day Whisky Trails and Highland Rails break takes travellers on two of the most scenic rail journeys in Scotland, punctuated by stops at the distilleries that the northernmost country in the UK has long been famous for. Those who prefer scenery to a wee dram may choose a tour of the Highlands and Islands, with a visit to the legendary Isle of Skye and some monster-spotting fun on the banks of Loch Ness.
The scenic lakes of Killarney await the traveller who opts for a guided air holiday to Ireland. Here visitors can experience the idyllic Emerald Isle in its full glory, with sightseeing trips to the Killarney National Park and West Cork, and a coach trip round the ‘Ring of Kerry’, a paradise of lakes and mountains. If a city break is more to taste, Belfast beckons. The four-day escorted tour of Belfast includes a visit to the site of the building of the Titanic, which has been turned into a memorial commemorating both the lives lost on that ill-fated voyage and the long and industrious ship-building history of the Irish nation.
For those interested in these or any other UK locations, the Newmarket Holidays website has further information, including dates and prices. There are also a wide variety of overseas destinations to choose from, such as the exotic Far East, Italy, Paris and the US. Each holiday comes complete with a professional guide.