Shearings to include more UK tours

by Jessica Pook

Shearings has introduced its ‘More Included’ collection consisting of 21 new UK tours.

The escorted coach tour company has added a variety of tours across the UK, due to an increase in demand for domestic holidays.

The range of tours covers much of the UK, with new options including a Bonny Lochs and Highlands Tour in Scotland, exploring Snowdonia, Anglesey, Puffin Island and the coastline as part of a North Wales tour and a Torquay and the English Riviera Tour in the South of England.

The operator claims to have seen demand for the newly added tours, with some late summer dates already sold out.

Proving popular is the Lake District Explorer, The Ayrshire Island Duet and the Northumbrian Coast and Durham.

Clients can enjoy a range of tour excursions – from rail journeys and castle visits to wine tasting and museum tours. Also on offer is full- and half-day excursions taking in local towns, cities, parks, scenery and coastlines.

Tours range from five to eight days with prices starting from £399pp, including air-conditioned coach travel, hotel accommodation with breakfasts, excursions and evening meals.

Varied departure dates are scheduled to start in April, going through to October. Agents can secure bookings for 2021 and 2022 with a £1 deposit until March 31 – and all bookings are commissionable.

Shearings’ Head of Retail Sales, Ashley Dellow said: “When restrictions loosen, combined with the vaccine programme going well, domestic tourism is set to take off.

“Although confidence will grow, we expect some caution and a desire to not travel too far. Coach tours offer point-to-point travel, with strict health and safety protocols on board, in the accommodation and on excursions.

He continued: “Bookings have suddenly started to grow and some late summer 2021 tours are already sold out. I would urge agents to secure bookings with a £1 deposit – in the worst scenario of another lockdown, or contracting the virus, holidays can be postponed and rebooked free of charge.”

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