Edwards Holidays announce new European destinations for 2018

To celebrate the launch of our new European Coach holiday product for 2018 we have compiled a list of five brand new holidays options for next year, though this is just a selection of exciting options from our new European brochure. Why not check them out, let us know your thoughts, and book to join us as we explore new regions of Europe!


The beautiful province of Carinthia is a scenic gem, boasting breathtaking snow-capped mountains and glistening peaks, impressive valleys, 200 glistening lakes and a rich cultural heritage. Highlights include a guided tour of Klagenfurt (one of Austria’s prettiest and opulent old towns with its lovingly restored Renaissance courtyards), tours of the Italian border towns, a visit to Triglav National Park and a boat trip on Lake Millstatt.


With its sublime stretch of coast and crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Europe offering an amazing range of scenery and landscapes. Our new tour includes a relaxing stay on your own lovely private island resort off the coast of Rovinj, plus an exciting trip to the Brijuni National Park, comprising of fourteen beautiful islands. With a sightseeing tour on a land train, which includes a visit to a Safari Park, archaeological museum, Roman ruins, a Venetian Castle and Mediterranean Gardens, this is a holiday to remember.


Keuknhof, in Holland, is also known as the Garden of Europe and is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Every spring Keukenhof is a feast for the eyes when millions of tulips and other bulb flowers are in bloom. A fantastic experience for people of all ages and a wonderful spectacle to photograph, this overwhelming display of colour in a beautiful setting covers an area of 32 hectares that incorporates elements of traditional and modern landscape gardening.


Lake Iseo is one of the lesser known lakes in northern Italy, but just as captivating as its larger neighbours. The attractive southern end of the lake is both our base and the location of the pretty town of Iseo, which has a charming centre and lots of typical Italian character. Located in the Franciacorta Valley, the area is known as one of the best wine growing areas in the north of Italy. Highlights include a full day at the stunning Lake Garda, a guided visit to the II Mosnel Franciacorta wine cellar with wine tasting, and a visit to nearby Desenzano, one of Garda’s most vibrant and fashionable lakeside resorts.


Poland is now one of the major destinations for travellers and its beauty can be admired in both its old cities and the wild scenery of its national parks. Our new two centre tour features the taste of both visiting the beautiful city of Krakow and the alpine resort of Zakopane, situated at the foot of the Tatras with its inspiring landscape of majestic peaks towering 6.000 feet into the clouds. This holiday includes a specialist city tour of Karakow, to include the Jewish Quarter and Remuh Synagogue, a trip to the Salt Mines, and entry to Auschwitz.

To find out more please call 01443 202048 or book online at www.edwardscoaches.co.uk

If you haven’t yet received a copy of our brochure please email marketing@edwardscoaches.co.uk


Cruise into Cruising with Edwards Holidays

As we sail through National Cruise Month, the cruise team at Edwards Holidays have some suggestions to help you decide the best options for your special holiday. With nearly two million UK holiday makers choosing cruises last year there is now a wider range of cruise ships and destinations than ever before, so this handy guide will get you started towards writing your own adventures.


Step One: Where shall I go?
With cruising popular all year round there is a destination for you out there. Edwards Holidays offer many Mediterranean cruise options, visiting places such as Rome, Venice, Barcelona and Corsica as well as many of the Mediterranean islands.

The Caribbean is also a popular choice, and provides an opportunity to see a large number of cities and interesting sights, whilst if you are looking for something out of the ordinary why not consider South America, Asia or The Arab Emirates.


Step Two:  What type of holiday would I like?
It is always sensible to determine who is going on the holiday with you before you look at the facilities that you need.   If you are a young couple looking for a romantic setting, a family looking for children’s activities, or an older couple looking for a relaxing getaway, then bear this in mind whilst choosing the best ship for you.

Cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and P&O offer kid’s clubs, ice rinks, cinemas and water activities, whilst lines such as MSC and Princess offer activities more suited to teenagers.

Couples looking for a quieter break could look for a more adult orientated cruise such as Celebrity Cruises or even an adult only cruise, operated  for example  by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, P&O Cruises  and Fred Olsen, who have ships that are for over 18s only.

 It is important to look at the itineraries of the ships.  Some trips are more suited to discovering many destinations whilst other trips offer more relaxing time at sea.  If you have a specific destination in mind please speak to one of our cruise advisors and they’ll be happy to guide you in choosing the right holiday.


Step Three: Which ship do I choose?
Once you’ve decided upon your destination and the facilities that you require, the choice of ship is next.  Is size really important?   Royal Caribbean’s Internationals, Oasis Class ships are currently the largest carrying up to 5400 passengers, with over 12 dining options and a wide choice of activities.  Smaller ships such as P&O’s Oriana and P&O’s Arcadia offer a more intimate cruising experience and tend to stop at smaller harbours, though still offer numerous dining options and a wide choice of activities.


Step Four: How do I get to the Cruise Ship?
Edwards Holidays can offer a few hassle-free options to get your holiday off to a smooth start.  Our popular door to port service is the easiest option, offered on selected sailings, with a trusted driver picking you and your luggage up from your own house and your luggage will be transferred for you straight to your cabin.  Edwards Holidays also offers 19 port transfer pickup points in key areas, or alternatively book your cruise through Edwards Holidays to utilise our knowledge and expertise, but make your own way to the port.


Step Five: Let us help!
Come and talk to us, choosing the right cruise for you is exciting and you shouldn’t feel daunted by the options available, as we are always delighted to help and advise.

We have a dedicated cruise advisor based in each Edwards branch, why not drop in for a chat, give us a call on 01443 202048, or visit www.edwardscoaches.co.uk.  Happy Cruising!