Shearings has launched a collection of twenty-five new UK ‘Self-Drive Experiences’. The holidays combine the flexibility of self-drive, or public transport, to the chosen holiday destination, with an itinerary of fully escorted coach excursions.
The holidays are priced from £359pp and include hotel accommodation with breakfast and evening meals, a programme of excursions with escorted coach transfers and the services of an experienced tour manager.
The collection includes a range of Shearings’ luxurious 4-star ‘Signature Collection’ hotels; from elegant country houses to contemporary city hotels, all feature excellent facilities such as spas, swimming pools, gardens, stylish bars and lounges, tempting dining options, and offer the highest standards of service.
Many of the breaks feature rides on scenic railways such as the Churnet Valley Railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Snowdon Mountain Railway, and countryside walking, led by two local guides, is included on some tours. Also included is a selection of festive season Self-Drive Experiences; Christmas Markets, pre-Christmas, Christmas, Twixmas and New Year holidays, with added extras such as gala dinners, traditional Christmas lunches, evening entertainment and even a visit to the Panto!
Leger Shearings Group’s Head of Retail Sales Ashley Dellow said: “The new collection of ‘Self-Drive Experiences’ allows customers to independently make their own way to the hotel but unlike other self-drive tours, then join a group for a programme of coach holiday excursions and activities, with no worries about navigation, or where to park. It’s great to see countryside walking trails featured on some of the new self-drive tours; the British public developed a love of the great outdoors during the pandemic, when everyone prioritised fresh air, space and admiring our own beautiful landscapes.
“We expect the self-drive festive season experiences to be especially popular – customers have all the fun of enjoying the celebrations with a group but can then whizz off to perhaps visit friends and family, or do some Christmas shopping, on their way home.”