The soaring rate of the Euro has prompted a boost in domestic bookings for many holiday firms as travellers seek the best-value breaks.
Over-55s specialist Grand UK Holidays is well placed to take advantage of an increase in demand for British tours, because it has a wide domestic portfolio.
Grand UK Holidays sales director Harold Burke said: “Our escorted tours and self-drive holidays across the UK have always represented good value for money. But if people are concerned about the costs of dining and driving abroad, then there are plenty of scenic and historic destinations here on their doorstep which offer affordable holiday options.
“Our customers, being retired, are not tied into peak season or school holidays so they can take breaks when the prices are lower – saving them more money.”
Grand UK Holidays offers a wide range of breaks in England, Wales and Scotland, with many departures in May. The 2008 brochure features:
Eight days, including coach travel, half-board accommodation, and two full-day excursions – one to Whitby and the North York Moors National Park and the other along the ‘Heritage Coast’ to Flamborough Head and Beverley.
Eight days, including coach travel, half-board accommodation at the Glen Usk in Llandrindod Wells, which is owned by sister brand Grand UK Hotels, and three excursions – one to Aberystwyth, one to the Cambrian Mountains, and the third to the Heart of Wales Railway for a journey on the train to Llandovery.
Five days, including coach travel, half-board accommodation, entertainment and two full-day excursions – one to the New Forest and Beaulieu, with its National Motor Museum; and one around the Isle of Wight.
New for 2008, this five-day holiday includes coach travel, half-board accommodation, entertainment and two full-day excursions with personalised guided tours of wonderful gardens, ranging from the formal to intimate hidden gems.
Another new tour for 2008, this five-day holiday includes coach travel, half-board accommodation, entertainment and two full-day excursions – one to the scenic Cotswolds and Cirencester, the other to Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa.
Eight days, including coach travel, with excursions to see the Lake District, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Hexham, North York Moors Coast and National Park, and Richmond. This twin-centre holiday offers half-board accommodation in Dumfries and Darlington.
For bookings call 0845 330 3747 or see www.coachholidays.com