Why October is a fantastic time to book a coach holiday

With Christmas on the horizon, most people are just gearing up to the festive season let alone looking beyond the turkey and trimmings into next year. But with new brochures landing and with a raft of amazing early (and last-minute) savings to be had, plus low deposits, it’s worth getting that extra bit organised and starting to plan your 2015 holiday now.

If you need a little convincing, take a look at our run-down of fantastic deals on offer at the moment. Hurry though; many end this Friday…



2015 Coach Holidays

Some operators, like Newmarket Holidays, are offering £10 per person off all coach breaks departing in 2015 (excluding events, concerts and theatre breaks), which is likely to include soon-to-be added dates for the sell-out, recently extended Coronation Street tour. Deposits for 2015 holidays start from as little as £15 per person, with the full balance due approximately 6-8 weeks prior to departure, meaning you have plenty of time to save.

There are also some spectacular Buy One Get One Half Price deals on 2015 cruises aboard the Marco Polo and Azores, incorporating popular destinations like the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltics and St Petersburg and trips to see the Northern Lights. The Marco Polo 15-day Land of the Northern Lights Cruise sets sail from Tilbury and is usually £1,909 per person  for a Standard Twin Inner cabin based on two people travelling. With sale discount, the price is just £1,004.25 per person (based on two people travelling), meaning a HUGE saving of £904.75 per person. The offer ends on Friday 31st October with deposits from only £200 per person. Don’t miss it if you’re considering a cruise next year.

For petrol heads, there is a fantastic £20 per person discount off next year’s Belgian Grand Prix break, the only F1 Grand Prix tour to offer a discount. The price per person with return coach travel, 3* bed and breakfast accommodation, hotel to event transfers plus Qualifying Session AND Race Day tickets is down to only £399 (was £419). Upgraded F1 tickets are of course available at a supplement; simply book before the 30th November to make the most of this fantastic deal.

The same operator (Leger Holidays) is also offering £20 per person off 2015 escorted tours including European breaks and battlefield tours as part of the same early booking offer.

Crusader Holidays are offering up to £50 per person off their holidays (departure points are restricted mainly to the South East) for 12-day holidays with a sliding scale applied according to holiday duration (the lowest saving is £10 per person for 3 to 4 day breaks).

Other operators like Just Go Holidays (good national departure point coverage) are also offering some great last-minute deals for the quieter times of January and February, and make a great way to beat the impending post-festive blues. You can grab an off-season 4-day break including return coach travel, bed and breakfast accommodation, excursions – and even a 99p bar in some cases – for only £99 per person, with 5-day breaks available from just £119.  Bear in mind however that as departure dates are close, prepare to pay the full balance on booking or fairly soon after.


Last Minute – Ending Soon!

Those looking to get a last-minute break this year can still enjoy plenty of great 2014 deals.

There are savings of £50 (per booking) to the already fantastic-value Lapland day trip featuring over 10 activities/inclusions with flights from a choice of regional airports. The trip is priced at £499 per adult and £449 per child (without the £50 per booking discount) and runs for a few dates in December; just call 0845 956 9686 to book. The deal ends Friday 31st October.

Four day Christmas Market Cruises are also available to Amsterdam & Ghent and Amsterdam & Antwerp setting sail from Tilbury aboard the Marco Polo. Both cruises depart this December. The price for a Standard Twin Inner was £369 per person down to an amazing  £194.25 per person. The offer ends Friday 31st October.

Year-round Deals

Those looking to experience the magic at Disneyland Resort Paris can enjoy year-round Kids Go Free deals, where the first child (children are between 2-11 years old) goes free with two full paying adults sharing a room. On selected dates throughout January to March the second child also travels free. As an example, in March a family of 2 adults and 2 children (below the age of 11 at the time of travel) would pay £598 inclusive of return coach travel, on-site Disney accommodation with breakfast and 2-day hopper tickets.

With some deals only around until the end of October, head over to our special offers page for some of the best cheap coach holidays around or call us on 0330 440 3999 to see what other deals there are. We’ll be keeping the page updated on a regular basis, so please do keep your eyes peeled. You can also sign up to our e-newsletter to get the best deals straight to your inbox.


All offers are subject to availability and tour operators’ individual terms and conditions. Offers are subject to withdrawal at any time.