New Service at the Muni Launched with Support from Edwards Holidays

Edwards Holidays are delighted to be involved in supporting the much-loved Muni in Pontypridd. The Muni acts as a hub for inter-generational activities and socialising. Its potential to do even more for our more mature residents is now being realised, and through the work of a committee and the support of RCT Council, along with sponsors – Edwards Holidays, Full Stop Law and Mooneerams Solicitors, the Muni is now preparing to complete the first step towards enhancing the service provided for the over 50s.

From Monday, 30th October, visitors to the Muni will be able to enjoy new furniture in the cafe, an increased activity programme, special events and, alongside the usual cafe menu, a choice of two meals of the day (which includes one vegetarian option). For over 50s, the cost will be £3.50 for the meal of the day, whilst under 50s will pay £4.50.

New activities include new Balance and Stretch and Chair Exercise classes, alongside the already popular Tai Chi and Ally’s Mature Movers classes.

Jason Edwards, FCILT, Managing Director of Edwards Holidays, says ‘Edwards Holidays has been based in South Wales for over 90 years and we pride ourselves on our continual work within the community. We are delighted to be a sponsor of this initiative. The Muni Arts Centre is such a fabulous facility in the heart of Pontypridd and we are looking forward to the array of wonderful opportunities for collaboration and mutual support over the coming months and years. It is another exciting community partnership for us and we are proud to be part of it.”

 

Exciting Christmas Ideas from Edwards Holidays

As advent calendars start appearing in shop aisles, and the nights draw in, we thought we’d turn our attention to Christmas for the savvy shoppers who may already be getting organised!

Gift vouchers

Edwards Holidays gift vouchers are an extremely flexible way of treating someone to a well-deserved break! From mystery breaks, mini cruises, day trips to summer holidays, there is something for everyone!

Strictly Come Dancing in Birmingham

Departures: 20 January and 21 January, 2018. Day trip from £109pp.

Departures: 19 January, 20 January and 21 January. 1 night from £179pp.

The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live extravaganza comes to Birmingham in January. Celebrating all that we love about the smash hit BBC1 TV series, the Strictly Live Tour delivers escapist entertainment on a breathtaking scale.

Michael McIntyres Big World Tour

14 April, 2018. Evening performance in Cardiff, with travel. Day Trip from only £79pp.

Britain’s biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is set to return to the stage with his eagerly awaited new tour.

The Pudding Club Tour

4 March, 2018. 2 nights from only £209pp.

Help preserve the great British pudding on our specialised tasting tour featuring well known favourites as well as the more unusual. Each pudding is accompanied by lashings of custard so come and indulge.

Gin Lovers Weekend

10 February, 2018. 2 nights from only £199pp.

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill offers a behind-the scenes experience that showcases the artistry and creativity infused into every drop of Bombay Sapphire gin. Guests of this state-of-the-art, sustainable distillery can discover what makes Bombay Sapphire such a distinctive gin.

London Theatre Break

Various dates, please contact us.

Witness some of London’s biggest theatrical performances with our unrivalled London theatre break packages. Whether it’s a Saturday night performance you’re looking for or a 2-4-1 midweek theatre break, Edwards has the perfect package for you to surprise a loved one! An abundance of dates, shows and packages are available, please get in touch to discuss options.

André Rieu

26 April, 2018. Cologne

20 July, 2018. Maastricht

André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other, having sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs, notched 30 Number 1 chart positions worldwide, received over 500 Platinum Awards, and won three Classical Brit Awards. Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, André stages spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. This would indeed be a gift to remember!

Leicester National Space Centre

23 February, 2018. 1 night from only £119pp Get ready for lift off as you pull on your helmet to board the iconic 42m high rocket tower, before touring the six interactive galleries that take you on a journey through the spacesuits of the past as you piece together man’s amazing voyage into the unknown.

Disneyland Paris

Various trips, please contact us for more information and prices.

Treat the whole family to a trip to Disneyland Paris. Let the 5 enchanted lands within the park take you on an unforgettable magical journey for kids and grown-ups alike.

Senior Theatre Day Tour

18 January and 14 February, 2018. From only £99pp.

Witness some of London’s biggest theatrical performances with our unrivalled London theatre break packages. A great Christmas present, book now for your loved ones to see a show in London. Our London Senior Theatre day tour includes a matinee show and a 2-course lunch!

Film Music Gala at the Royal Albert Hall

22 April, 2018. 1 night, from only £169pp.

The annual sell-out success that is the Film Music Gala is back. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, a spectacular evening for movie fans of all ages, the 2018 theme is the music of James Horner, winner of 2 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes and composer of some of the biggest most famous film scores of all time, for movies such as Titanic, Braveheart and Avatar.

Jane McDonald live in Birmingham

8 June, 2018. 1 night, £149pp.

Jane McDonald, one of the nation’s most loved entertainers came to our screens 20 years ago in the program The Cruise. As a singer Jane has released platinum selling albums and toured with her own show, each year better than the last and this year is no exception. A phenomenal singer with her stunning band and knock out production this is a show not to be missed.

Exciting Coach Holidays

Various dates, destinations and prices, please contact us for more information.

For those that have everything, why not treat them to a luxury coach holiday later on in the year. For example, our family fun break in Torquay, departing on the 19 February, 2018 for 5 days is a great way to keep the kids entertained from only £269pp. With plenty going on to keep the most energetic of youngsters amused this is a great way to spend the half term holiday, and will give you something to look forward too after the festive season is over.

Get in touch with us, or visit www.edwardscoaches.co.uk for more Christmas ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Further European Destinations for 2018

We continue our blog series looking at new holiday options for next year, showcasing a further selection of exciting tours from our new European brochure.

We hope you can join us as we explore new regions of Europe!

CELTIC COUSINS

Combine the best of our Celtic Cousins on this fantastic touring holiday. You will traverse the length of Britain, from Wales to the Emerald Isle, finishing in the Scottish Lowlands, taking in the best tourist traps Ireland and Scotland have to offer along the way. Go on to discover the best of Ireland before embarking on a Scottish odyssey taking in the sights, history, beauty and highlights of the regions.

With a guided coach tour of Dublin, entrance to Guinness Storehouse with beer tasting, a trip to the Titanic Exhibition and a guided tour of Glenveagh National Park this is a holiday to remember.

TUSCAN COAST

The beautiful sun kissed Tuscan Riviera offers golden sandy beaches, pretty coastal resorts and secret coves, all set beneath the spectacular picture postcard scenery of the Apuan Alps. The Green rolling hills and lush groves of olives and vines are sprinkled with medieval towns where the pace of life hasn’t changed since the middle ages and the charming unspoilt scenery is some of the best in the world. As part of our Edwards Value Collection there is a drinks package included in this trip.

Trips include a guided boat tour to the Cinque Terre National Park, a visit to the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano, known around the world for its thirteen medieval towers, and a visit to the famous Tuscan towns of Lucca and Pisa.

SWITZERLAND: WINE, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE
Located in the canton of Vaud and the Vaudoises Alps, Leysin is a sunny alpine resort at the eastern end of Lake Geneva. Today its spectacular Alpine views across the Rhone Valley towards the Dents du Midi invite year-round visitors to its scenery, sports and recreation. As part of our Edwards Value Collection there is a drinks package included in this trip.

On this tour we will take you to the Lavaux Vineyards to enjoy a wine tasting morning, and then embark on a scenic paddle streamer cruise to the elegant town of Montreux. Another excursion takes us on the magnificent Chocolate Train where we travel on a first-class journey through the scenic countryside to the village of Gruyeres where we discover how Gruyere cheese is made. We then travel to Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestle chocolate factory. Loosen your waistband to enjoy this luxurious tour!

LAKE GARDA AND VENICE: STAY AND CRUISE

Combine the delights of Lake Garda with an enchanting Venetian cruise. Our Italian odyssey starts with a six day break in Malcesine in Lake Garda and continues on board our luxury cruise ship, the MS Michelangelo, which is moored along the quayside from St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal in Venice.

Enjoy a leisurely guided tour of Lake Garda travelling by coach through many of the picturesque villages, an excursion to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, and take a stroll around the Roman Forum in Piazza delle Erbe. Optional cruise excursions include a visit to Doge’s Palace and St. Marks Square, a visit to a gondola workshop to learn all the secrets of this art directly from the master artisans and a trip to a Venetian Carnival mask making workshop.

THE LOIRE: A ROYAL LEGACY

The Loire River watches over the Chateaux of the former French Kings and their splendid gardens. This exciting new tour includes five nights upon MS Loire Princesse, a Paddle-Riverboat constructed in 2014 with a capacity for 96 passengers in 48 cabins. The boat’s public and social areas are warm and welcoming, and with interesting excursions such as the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, the seaside city of Saint-Nazaire, the town of Angers, capital of the Anjou region, and the castles of the Loire Valley this is a trip to make memories on.

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

 

Have you registered for our holiday event in Swansea?

We are delighted to be hosting a free event on Wednesday 11 October, at the Grand Theatre, in Swansea, to launch our new European brochure.

The event is open to all, from 11am – 1pm, and will showcase over twenty of our new coach tours, plus provide an opportunity to discover more about the new door to port cruise holidays that Edwards Holidays offer.

Representatives from P&O Cruises and Uniworld River Cruise will also be attending.

Light refreshments will be provided, plus members of the Edwards team will be on hand to help you with any travel questions.

To confirm your attendance please contact 01792 456600 or email hello@edwardscoaches.co.uk.

 

Additional European destinations for 2018

Following on from our last blog, we are focusing on another five new holiday options for next year, providing you with a further selection of exciting tours from our new European brochure.

We hope you can join us as we explore new regions of Europe!

ANDRE RIEU, LIVE IN VIENNA

Proving already to be one of our fastest selling tours. we are delighted to offer the opportunity to see the renowned André Rieu perform live in concert with the Johann Strauss Orchestra in the magical city of Vienna. Our new tour includes a trip to the Abbey at Heilingenkreuz, known for its Gregorian chants, which are sung each day at midday by the monks. With a trip to the spa town of Baden and a guided city tour of Vienna, this is a holiday to remember.

 

CORSICA AND SARDINIA

French Corsica and Italian Sardinia are similar in many ways, both can be delightful and mesmerizing in different ways. Corsica is a stunning island with magnificent and unspoiled beauty coupled with a fascinating historical past while Sardinia regularly tops the polls of the world’s best beaches. The island has a wild mountainous interior with picturesque towns and villages enjoying local traditions and festivals. Trips include a visit to the pretty stone villages of Luras and Aggius through a panoramic drive including the moon Valley and the natural amazing rocks of Monte Puchiana, plus a visit to the beautiful coastal town of Ajaccio, the home town of Napoleon.

ROYAL ROOTS: DISCOVER THE ROYAL FAMILY’S HERITAGE

It is no secret that the Royal Family changed their name to Windsor in 1917 after WW1 to distance themselves from their German roots. On this tour we will take you back in time when Queen Victoria loved to visit her beloved husband’s home country. Included in the trip is a visit to the Fortress of Coburg, the Ehrenburg Castle and Friedenstein Palace, the oldest Baroque Palace in Germany.

PRAGUE AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC

With its beautiful cities, fairy-tale castles, impressive landscapes and fascinating history, there is plenty to be enjoyed on holiday to the Czech Republic. The country’s capital Prague is listed as a UNESCO Heritage site and continues to prove popular with tourists, perhaps because of its alluring architecture and many cultural attractions. Enjoy a guided city tour visiting the Old Town, with its sights such as the Castle District, the Wenceslas Square, the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock, plus enjoy dinner on board a Moldau Ship to experience the beauty of this city by night.

AMSTERDAM CITY BREAK

Enjoy a short break soaking up the sights and sounds of Amsterdam, an amazing city to visit at any time of year. From 17th century canals to stunning architecture the compact Dutch capital city is overflowing with world class attractions, charm, friendliness and plenty of character. With a city centre hotel, this is a great base to experience Amsterdam, a city for all seasons.

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