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Themed coach tours

Suggesting a tour that taps into clients’ interests – from Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland to the battlefields of Belgium – can clinch a sale for agents, says Jessica Pook

Themed coach tours

Suggesting a tour that taps into clients’ interests – from Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland to the battlefields of Belgium – can clinch a sale for agents, says Jessica Pook

Off the rails 

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Take to the tracks on this five-day Great Little Trains of Norfolk tour with Shearings. Chug through the pretty Bure Valley onboard Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway, which runs between Aylsham and Wroxham, before enjoying a cruise along the Norfolf Broads. The trip also includes a visits to the North Norfolk coast and a journey on the North Norfolk Railway or ‘Poppy Line’ onboard a heritage train. shearings.com

To be or not to be 

6otb coach tour shakespeare

Part of Brightwater Holidays’ Essentials collection is a tour devoted to sites associated with William Shakespeare. Guests will stay in Stratford-upon-Avon for three nights with visits to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. There’s the choice of a day exploring Stratford-upon-Avon independently or an optional excursion to Warwick that visits Kenilworth Castle. brightwaterholidays.com

Back to the Battlefield

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Leger Holidays has a new five-day Band of Brothers: The Actors Tour. Fans of the American TV war drama – created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks – will travel to Belgium to relive two key episodes, Bastogne and Breaking Point. Visits to WW2 battlefields are accompanied by actors Matthew Leitch, Tim Matthews and Peter McCabe, who share tales of working on the series. leger.co.uk

Festive fun

6otb coach tour xmas

National Holidays’ popular two-day Polar Express coach trip returns this year. New for 2022 is the option to combine a festive ride on the train with a Sea Life Santa Experience. Aimed at the family market, customers enjoy a visit to the Sea Life Centre to meet Santa in his grotto before a trip on the Polar Express train on the Wensleydale Railway complete with carols, cookies, hot chocolate and the big man himself. nationalholidays.com

Beyond the Wall 

6otb coach tour GOT

JG Travel Group has launched Game of Thrones themed breaks to Northern Ireland. The trips include a visit to the newly-opened Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Banbridge which houses costumes, weapons and props from the series. Also included is a guided tour by coach of key filming locations on the Antrim Coast with stops at Castle Black, The Wall and the free city of Braavos. justgoholidays.com/agents

Garden glory

6otb coach tour rhs

Green-fingered clients can explore the RHS’s newest garden attraction, RHS Bridgewater, as well as the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show on a new Shearings four-night garden-themed coach tour. Dating back to Queen Victoria, RHS Bridgewater, near Manchester, has been transformed into a natural oasis with blooms ranging from Rambling Roses, Peachleaf Bellflowers and Lady’s Mantle. shearings.com

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