Meet Santa – A Once in a Lifetime Experience by Newmarket Holidays

There could be no better way to spend quality time with the family than a day-trip to Santa’s homeland. Imagine your children’s excitement as they anticipate their flight to the snowy wilderness where their favourite person lives. Newmarket Holidays’ festive day-trip to Lapland includes a host of exciting activities, and of course, memories. Count on Newmarket Holidays to provide the very best in value holidays.

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Begin the day by boarding a plane to fly away to the mysterious land of Father Christmas, where reindeer, elves and huskies abound. When you land in snowy-white Pajala, you will be met by hosts dressed in traditional Sami costume, and be escorted on a brief coach journey to Santa’s home. No effort is spared to ensure your party experiences all the magic of the occasion, including the stunning forests blanketed in white, the wildlife and the captivating atmosphere.

When you arrive in Santa’s homeland, you’ll dress in provided thermal clothing for a trek along the “secret” path to Santa’s quaint log cabin in the woods. Of course, the jolly man himself will be waiting there to greet each child personally. Your hosts will load the entire family into a reindeer-pulled sleigh for a thrilling ride through the dense forest. Additional exciting activities include a wild safari by husky-drawn sledge, and an exhilarating drive by snowmobile.

Throughout your electrifying visit to Santa’s neck of the woods, plenty of hot drinks will be available to keep you warmed from the inside, and a two-course lunch will be served to power-up the family for more fun during toboggan rides, building snowmen, meeting the reindeer, and of course, the inevitable snowball fights.

Newmarket Holidays, want to ensure your trip to meet Santa is a singular experience. Your chartered flight to Pajala will be the only one that day, and group size is strictly limited, ensuring each traveller receives the personal attention they deserve, enabling them to soak in every magical moment. Check out the details of Newmarket Holidays’ Lapland Christmas day trips on its website, then count on the friendly Customer Service Team to answer any questions you may have, and to arrange every detail. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the magic — and take plenty of photos, of course.

Newmarket Holidays Brings You Luxury Day Trips on the Northern Belle

Be transported back to the golden age of travel by train with a luxury day excursion on the Northern Belle. With its striking décor and impeccably attired stewards, the Northern Belle is the epitome of 1930s style, and the ideal Newmarket Holidays setting from which to enjoy some of Britain’s most scenic landscapes, dining on freshly prepared gourmet food, on your way to your chosen destination. Newmarket Holidays’ selection of remarkable day trips depart from more than 60 regional train stations across the UK, taking you to some of the country’s most loved destinations in luxurious style.

The Chester Zoo

Newmarket Holidays invites you to be the VIP of the Jungle with an excursion to the Chester Zoo. With over 11,000 animals representing over 400 different species, there’s always something new to see. From new arrivals and zoo births, to updated exhibits and shows, a day at the Chester Zoo promises to be exciting for people of all ages. Take in the world’s largest jaguar enclosure and Europe’s largest congress of orangutans, as you wander the park’s 110 acres of award-winning gardens and exhibits. This day trip also features a guided tour of the historic city of Chester, built by the Romans in 79 AD on the banks of the River Dee.

The National Rail Museum

A visit to the National Rail Museum in York, travelling aboard the stunningly restored Northern Belle, is a dream come true for rail enthusiasts. Liveried service, sumptuous meals and guided tours mark this stunning day trip. Experience over 300 years of locomotive history up close and personal, as you tour the colossal halls filled with trains and railway legends, such as the Duchess of Hamilton. Step into the future of rail travel with the Japanese Bullet Train, and marvel at the sheer lavishness of the Royal Trains. Throughout this excursion, you will soak up the nostalgic atmosphere, from the astonishing museum exhibits to the luxury of your Northern Belle experience.

Choose Your Destination

These are only a taste of the nearly 40 day trips by rail Newmarket Holidays has to offer. From the rails up, the Northern Belle will take you back to the heyday of train travel. Shining brass, ceiling murals and fine wood marquetry interior set this locomotive apart from its modern-day transport counterparts. Enjoy sumptuous meals onboard, including brunch with a Bellini, afternoon tea and a gourmet dinner prepared on-board by the train’s executive head chef. Browse Newmarket Holidays’ fascinating day-trip destinations on its website, then treat yourself to a truly remarkable experience.

Cruise to Balmy South Africa with Newmarket Holidays

The sleek, 20,000-tonne Astor offers four-star accommodations as you sail the Southampton to Cape Town route. Beautiful suites and comfortable cabins arranged on seven passenger decks host only 600 passengers, ensuring an intimate experience of balmy days at sea, fine dining opportunities and choice entertainment. On a Newmarket Holidays cruise to South Africa, spend lazy days and exhilarating nights travelling to a new horizon.

Tilbury to Fremantle Cruise

Join the Astor on a 39-day cruise to South Africa, seeing some of the most stunning sights along the way. After leaving Tilbury, begin with the opportunity to visit the cities of Le Havre and Paris, in France before spending two days travelling at sea, enjoying the Astor’s amenities. As the ship cruises into Portugal, take the opportunity to explore Lisbon — from its steep hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo, to Gothic cathedrals and monasteries, quaint museums, and the colourful cityscape itself. Making port in vibrant Santa Cruz, the largest of the Canary Islands, is an experience treasured by many travellers. Discover the island’s evocative, brightly coloured buildings, quirky shops, and oasis of tropical wildlife. Santa Cruz is a vivacious, typically Spanish city with none of the tourist bedlam of most cities in the South.

As Astor crosses the equator on its journey ever southward, you’ll visit Ascension Island. This once strategically important island now invites visitors as its strikingly beautiful golden beaches stretch out their arms in greeting. While strong undercurrents deem many of these beaches unfit for swimming, they are the most important Green Turtle nesting sites in the world.

Newmarket HolidaysRounding the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll have exciting South African destinations to look forward to, including a memorable trip up Table Mountain in Cape Town, and perhaps you’ll choose to explore the city’s theatres, shops and restaurants on your own. Before leaving South Africa, make a call to the surfer’s paradise of Durban. Join in an optional shore excursion, or explore the city on your own, perhaps to take in the cultural traditions of the Zulu nation at Shakaland Cultural Village.

Packed with Fun and Relaxation

To learn more about the sightseeing and activity opportunities available on the cruise to Fremantle, take a look at Newmarket Holidays‘ website; better yet, board the Astor for a remarkable vacation that will leave you with a lifetime of amazing memories.

Cruise to Balmy South Africa with Newmarket Holidays

The sleek, 20,000-tonne Astor offers four-star accommodation as you sail the Southampton to Cape Town route. Beautiful suites and comfortable cabins arranged on seven passenger decks host only 600 passengers, ensuring an intimate experience of balmy days at sea, fine dining opportunities and choice entertainment. On a Newmarket Holidays cruise to South Africa, spend lazy days and exhilarating nights travelling to a new horizon.

Tilbury to Fremantle Cruise

Join the Astor on a 39-day cruise to South Africa, seeing some of the most stunning sights along the way. After leaving Tilbury, begin with the opportunity to visit the cities of Le Havre and Paris, in France, before spending two days travelling at sea, enjoying the Astor’s amenities. As the ship cruises into Portugal, take the opportunity to explore Lisbon—from its steep hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo, to Gothic cathedrals and monasteries, quaint museums, and the colourful cityscape itself. Making port in vibrant Santa Cruz, the largest of the Canary Islands, is an experience treasured by many travellers. Discover the island’s evocative, brightly coloured buildings, quirky shops, and oasis of tropical wildlife. Santa Cruz is a vivacious, typically Spanish city with none of the tourist bedlam of most cities in the South.

As Astor crosses the equator on its journey ever southward, you’ll visit Ascension Island. This once strategically important island now invites visitors as its strikingly beautiful golden beaches stretch out their arms in greeting. While strong undercurrents make many of these beaches unfit for swimming, they are the most important Green Turtle nesting sites in the world.

Newmarket HolidaysRounding the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll have exciting South African destinations to look forward to, including a memorable trip up Table Mountain in Cape Town, and perhaps you’ll choose to explore the city’s theatres, shops and restaurants on your own. Before leaving South Africa, make a call at the surfer’s paradise of Durban. Join in an optional shore excursion, or explore the city on your own, perhaps to take in the cultural traditions of the Zulu nation at Shakaland Cultural Village.

Packed with Fun and Relaxation

To find out more about the cruise and the wide variety of activities to participate in, go to Newmarket Holidays’ website today for the information you would like. Better yet, board the Astor for a remarkable vacation that will leave you with a lifetime of amazing memories.

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.

Study Experiences with Newmarket Holidays

For more than 15 years, Newmarket Holidays has been providing top-notch educational travel opportunities for students of all ages and levels. Step out of the ordinary, and take your students to explore exhilarating destinations, with curriculum-based tours by Newmarket Holidays. Imagine taking your History students to see Rome’s wealth of historical monuments, or your Art students to experience the shades of modernism in Barcelona. These exciting Newmarket Holidays learning opportunities are quite affordable, so let your passion for teaching guide you to someplace extraordinary.

Educator Assistance

Before you even choose a destination, Newmarket Holidays understands the safety of your students is of prime concern. Newmarket Holidays’ Study Experiences team provides support, from their Safety Management System, round the clock, helping you keep students safe throughout the trip. It is their goal to minimise the workload of every educator when organising a tour. Rest assured that the Study Experiences team will take care of every detail of the arrangements, as well as provide a quality education programme.

Tours by Destination

Study Experiences offers educational tours to a wide range of destinations, many of which might surprise you and your students, such as Disneyland Paris. Although each tour is planned to be fun and exciting, it is also designed to facilitate students’ learning outside the classroom, and give them a taste of real-life application of their talents.

Learning at Disneyland

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This educational trip to the Happiest Place on Earth offers all the thrilling rides and attractions your students expect from a trip to Disneyland, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Through established seminar and workshop-based programmes, your students learn about and experience their subject in a real life environment.  Students studying anything from Design & Technology, Applied ICT, and Health and Social Services, to Performing Arts, Media Studies, and Leisure & Tourism are taught by leading practitioners in their field.

An Experienced Partner

As the UK’s leading provider of escorted breaks and holidays, Newmarket Holidays brings a wealth of experience to the educational tours of their Study Experiences division. Details of their Study Experiences tours, by subject, destination, and study level, are conveniently available on their website. Get in touch with the Study Experiences Team today, and plan an amazing learning break for your students today.

Remembrance Travel with Newmarket Holidays

A Salute to Bravery and Sacrifice

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World War II was rife with moral complexities that, ultimately, had every major power in the world deciding how and when to enter the conflict between good and evil. A struggle in extremes of technology, idealism and preparedness, disaster turned into deliverance because of the dedication of the heroes of the armed forces.

Teaching the principles and events of WWII and other historical events in the classroom is a hit-and-miss proposition at best, as students counting the minutes until lunch break, or discussing their next exam with classmates, are completely distracted from our fascinating history. Take those same students to the battlefields of colonial Burma, drive home the sacrifices made as they stand on the soil where so many soldiers gave their lives, and it becomes a lesson they will never forget.

The Royal British Legion

As the national custodian of Remembrance, the Royal British Legion has teamed up with Newmarket Holidays to provide tours for student and youth groups to teach them the realities of conflict, and the importance of peace. Youth tours throughout Europe and the UK are designed to bring the past to life in a way no classroom lecture can. Remembrance Tours are led by ex-Service men and women who have been trained specifically to guide and communicate with these young people.

Remembrance Destinations

Remembrance Tours are specially focused on educating students, ages 13 through 17 years, with visits to the WWI and WWII battlefields of Europe, such as Ypres and Normandy. Britain has been involved in a number of conflicts since the end of WWII, prompting Remembrance Tours to other locations, such as Malaysia, the Falklands, and Korea, as well as bespoke tours to other places of historical significance.

Prepare to Remember

Each Remembrance Tour is dedicated to helping students truly understand the historical significance of the sites they visit. To that end, educators receive recommendations for pre-tour study to help both students and educators get the most out of their expert-guided tours. During the trip, lectures, videos and on-site briefings enhance the learning experience.

Leave the Details to US

As with every Newmarket Holidays tour, organising and bringing to life a Remembrance Tour is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Let the Newmarket Holidays team take care of every detail, from choosing the appropriate destination, to making travel and accommodation arrangements, setting the itinerary, and even helping you promote your tour. Brochures are available, and Newmarket Holidays’ helpful Customer Service Team is there to answer all of your questions. Contact them today, and begin your journey to the past.

A Whole New World – Newmarket Holidays

Stepping outside your normal routine and getting away from home can indeed do amazing things for both the body and the spirit. The long-lasting benefits of visiting faraway places are certainly worth the time and expense of getting there, and Newmarket Holidays offers a stunning array of tour destinations to choose from. Even if you lead an exciting life, with a busy job and many friends and social activities in a lively city, there is nothing like the unique experiences afforded by world travel.

Open Your Eyes

The truth is, travel isn’t really about leaving home so much as it is about leaving your habits. Travel to foreign countries opens your eyes to other ways people live, giving you a broader perspective on other cultures, and newer appreciation for what you have in your home country. Travelling abroad instils in you an exciting sense of adventure, while giving you time away from your normal routine to relax and de-stress. In fact, your travel experiences may be as legendary as attending the running of the bulls in Spain, or as tranquil as floating on the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. In every corner of the world, there is something exciting waiting for you, and Newmarket Holidays has just the ticket to get you there.

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Newmarket Holidays offers tours to some of the world’s most exhilarating destinations, from the majesty of Ancient India to vibrant life of Rio de Janeiro. Newmarket Holidays’ friendly and helpful Customer Service team is available to take care of all the details, and to ensure you receive a brilliant holiday at great value.

Grand Tour of India

One of the world’s oldest civilizations, India has much to offer in the way of stunning sights. Ancient cities and awe-inspiring temples, museums, safaris, and the endangered Tigers of Ranthambhore are but a few of the fascinating things India has to offer.

The Best of China

A study in diversity, China offers hints of their ages-old civilisation alongside 21st-century glass and steel architecture and technology  - creating a country that is truly a wonder to behold. Add a visit to the legendary Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first Emperor, and a tour of the Forbidden City and such sites as the Temple of Heaven, and your tour of China is sure to be one you will never forget.

Take the Plunge

Whether or not you are culturally minded, travel to exotic places is a tempting form of escape from the drudgery of everyday life. You can’t deny that, when there is a foot of snow outside your front door, you wouldn’t mind swimming in the balmy waters of the Mediterranean. Browse the holiday destinations Newmarket Holidays has to offer, and let the friendly Customer Service Team assist you in booking your tour.

The Thrill of Live Theatre with Newmarket Holidays

When it comes to entertainment, there is just nothing that compares to the thrill of live theatre. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry – you’ll be captivated by the stories enacted by skilled artisans in theatre. When it comes to Theatre breaks in the theatre capital of the world, Newmarket Holidays has something for everyone. Choose your favourite show, and how you want to travel, then sit back and let the friendly Customer Service Team at Newmarket Holidays handle all the details.

The Hottest Productions

When booking a theatre tour with Newmarket Holidays, you choose from more than 20 top shows, including both long-running classics and the hot new shows everybody wants to see. Arrangements for your travel by coach or rail are made by Newmarket Holidays, as is your accommodation in a four-star hotel.

London Theatre Break by Coach

Travel by coach to London for their “Four Star Best of the West End” break, where you’ll take a seat at your favourite show, enjoy a relaxing night in a quality four-star London hotel, and be served an English breakfast before returning home by coach. Guests have the option of enjoying an Early Bird meal at a themed restaurant, such as Ruby Blue, before taking their seats at the theatre.

London Theatre Dine and Dance

Travel by coach to London on Saturday, where you’ll be seated for a matinee performance Newmarket Holidaysof your favourite show. Freshen up at your four-star hotel before dinner is served, then dance the night away at an in-hotel disco. Sunday is a relaxing day of sightseeing or shopping in London’s dynamic West End. Explore the booths and boutiques of Covent Garden, the bustling shops of Oxford Street and the lavish stores of Selfridges, Harrods, and Fortnum and Mason, before heading home by coach on Sunday afternoon.

Experience that Counts

Newmarket Holidays brings more than 30 years’ experience to the art of tour-planning, ensuring their customers have a quality break that is fun and a great value. Experience the thrill of live West End theatre, fine dining, sightseeing and shopping on a Newmarket Holidays theatre break. Newmarket Holidays offers excellent quality, service value in all their tours, including their London theatre breaks. Travel to London from your local area by coach or rail, and leave all the arrangements to Newmarket Holidays’ friendly and helpful Customer Service Team.

Discovering Italy | Newmarket Holidays

Travellers to different parts of Italy are often surprised to discover a country that is unexpectedly diverse, with many local cultures and distinct cuisines colouring the various regions across the country. However, while Italy may not fit all the cultural preconceptions a traveller might have, a classic tour of Italy does provide everything a traveller would expect from a trip to the country. From the hills of Tuscany to Vesuvius,Pompeii and the incredible cities of Florence and Rome, Italy is a remarkable destination that rewards visitors with a holiday they will remember for a long time.

Newmarket Holidays, based in the UK, is a leading specialist tour operator that is independently owned. Moreover, the company has been specifically recognised for the quality of its escorted holidays to Italy, having won the British Travel Award for Best Tour Operator to Italy and Malta in 2012. This specialist tour operator offers escorted holidays to Italy that cover most of the essential Italian sights while providing comfortable accommodation and transportation.

One of the escorted holidays provided by the company is a classic tour of Italy that is suitable for any kind of traveller and can be done in such a way that customers will see real value for money. Beginning in a town overlooking the Bay of Naples, travellers can head toward the stunning Vesuvius and the remarkable, world famous and completely unique ruins of Pompeii. The trip then goes forward to Chianciano Terme, a popular spa town that has attracted visitors for centuries.

Newmarket HolidaysOf course, no trip to Italy is complete without at least a day in stunning Rome, both a modern and sophisticated city with great shopping and dining, as well as it being full of ancient monuments. The Vatican City is also well worth visiting. Other than Rome, there is also the beautiful city of Florence to visit, known for its flair, its charm and for its remarkable Renaissance history. In Florence, the marks left by Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as well as other great artists are everywhere. With medieval streets and great architecture to add to its distinguished history as an artists’ haven, Florence is a must see.

Travellers to Italy will experience a multi-faceted and complex country. Its people, food and culture have much to offer travellers, while the abundance of major historical and natural sites within the country explains its popularity as a travel destination. Whether a traveller is looking for art, culture, history or natural beauty in Italy, he or she will surely find it.