Black Friday

Black Friday

🎉 INTRODUCING OUR BLACK FRIDAY OFFERS – NOT TO BE MISSED🎉
🤩 Bristol & Bath – 5th February, 1 Night NOW £65pp 🤩
😍 Torquay, Headland Hotel – 17th January & 7th February, 4 Nights NOW £199pp 😍
🥳 Isle of Wight New Year Extravaganza – 30th December, 3 Nights NOW £349pp 🥳
‼ Offers will be available to book from 26th November 2021 to 29th November 2021 so don’t miss out ‼
☎️ Call our reservations line on 01443 202048 or 01792 274444 ☎️

Looking for a new role?

Why not see what we can offer you by attending the RCT virtual careers fair

📅 22nd September 2021
💻 https://rctcareersfair.vfairs.com/

Don’t Miss the Biggest Career Event of the Year!

For the first time Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority’s Employment, Education and Training team will deliver their bi-annual Careers Fair event virtually in 2021.

“Coach Operator of the Year” – Finalist

It’s with great pleasure that we can announce, Edwards Coaches have been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious ‘Coach Operator of the Year’ at British Travel Trade Awards.
Best of luck to all finalists!

Thanks To You

We had issues with our phones last week because of a malicious DDOS attack and today with over 300 calls they have not stopped ringing and all of our Travel Consultants have been flat out answering calls.

Schools Started back in full today across South Wales and we have had over 100 calls from anxious parents (and a few teachers) but with 133 school runs carrying approximately 6650 children, it’s been an interesting day for all involved!

Thanks to all those who rang, called, spoke on the phone, drove a bus or car, watched over the children and waited anxiously for their return, we just wanted to say “THANK YOU

Thank You

We are Looking For you!

We are looking for Coach & Bus drivers, part time, full time and even those with no experience who are looking for a career change. Our HR Team are waiting for your call on 01443 215297 or send your CV to recruitment@edwardscoaches.co.uk

Top o’ the Morning

We had our first “Irish” tour in over a year depart on the 18th July, heading for Belfast & The Antrim Coast.
Taking in Downpatrick, Belfast& the Titanic Exhibition, The Antrim Coast & The Giant’s Causeway.

On the Antrim Coast of Ireland

We still have availability on our future Irish tours including Kilarney & the Ring of Kerry; Grand Ireland Explorer; Emerald Isle Taster as well as Titanic Belfast & Antrim Coast.

Our Driver Chris, had some great feedback:

I went on this tour with my wife and would like to congratulate Chris Singleton on his professional skills making this a very pleasant event.
He made sure everyone had an enjoyable time!
Please pass on our best wishes to him.
Geoff and Jane

Outside the Titanic Exhibition Centre
Carnlough Harbour
Taking a stroll on the Giants Causeway

Edwards Coaches sponsors Duke of Edinburgh Awards

We’re delighted to announce we’ve signed off our partnership agreement with the incredible Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.


Edwards Coaches are now a ‘Gold Associate Supporter’, and we will work with the DofE in supplying coaches and any support possible to support the Youth of today in the communities we operate in.


Jason Edwards commented: ‘As one of the key suppliers for school transport in South Wales, and after such an incredibly tough year for many. We feel at Edwards Coaches that the children and youth of today have missed out on so much, that we would like to contribute in our small way.


The DofE scheme offers so much to the younger generation, our future, and we all must play our part to ensure physical and mental scaring left behind after Covid is managed and supported. The DofE certainly supports personal development, engrains confidence and self-belief, bringing happiness to many.


Yes times have been extremely hard for our industry, but sometimes we all just need to do the right thing. Edwards Coaches are immensely proud to be associated with such a deserving cause.


Very best of wishes to all the DofE staff and participants, we hope we’ve made a difference’
www.dofe.org

Andre Rieu in Europe

We have just released the following dates for Andre Rieu. Don’t miss the chance to see the modern day ‘King of Waltz’, André Rieu perform with his wonderful Johann Strauss Orchestra on this fantastic short break to Holland. His concerts are renowned as being a true musical extravaganza, so it is easy to see why he is one of the world’s most popular live acts.
The ever popular Violinist & Conductor’s tour dates always fill up in a very short space of time, so be sure to contact as soon as you can to book onto one of the following:-

Andre Rieu in Maastricht – Travel on the RED DRAGON  
28/7/2022 Pillow Charme Hotel – From only £799 per person

Andre Rieu in Amsterdam
07/01/2022 NH Schipol Airport – From only £399 per person

13 Tour Coaches

A fantastic morning here in South Wales as we wave off 13 tour coaches!
A huge thank you to our customers for putting your confidence in us as we restart our touring programme.

Our suppliers, attractions and hotels are keen to welcome our guests once again as we return to a “new normal”

We’re off to:
⭐️ Bournemouth
⭐️ Isle of Man
⭐️ Looe x 2 Coaches
⭐️ Paignton
⭐️ Shropshire and Welsh Borders
⭐️ Tenby
⭐️ Lake District
⭐️ Warners Littlecote
⭐️ York x 2 Coaches
⭐️ Torquay
⭐️ Snowdonia

Still looking to book your break away this year?
Call our friendly travel consultants today to book your next tour:
Llantrisant – 01443 202048
Llansamlet – 01792 274444
www.edwardscoaches.co.uk

Getting ready for York
Getting ready to depart from Cardiff West Services
And we’re nearly ready to go

Welcome Back

What a week! The 17th May 2021 marked a momentous day for us as we waved off our first coaches to leave our South Wales depot in 8 months!  We were fortunate to welcome press, journalists and Cabinet Minister Mick Antoniw on site as we marked the occasion alongside our customers. You may have caught us on the TV or radio this week but he’s a catch up for those of you that missed us: 

Edwards Coaches Ltd- Restarting holidays after a very long 8 months

UK and Welsh award winning company Edwards Coach Holidays is looking forward to restarting their holiday programme on the 17th May 2021 after a long 8 months due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

With over 300 coaches parked in the depot and a loss of holiday revenue amounting to approximately £12 million they are really excited to be transporting customers again on their well-deserved holidays.

Edwards has seen a boom in coach UK and European holiday sales with many customers booking multiple trips throughout 2021. Edwards have introduced a robust safety procedure (called ‘It’s good to be back’) to ensure their holiday programme runs compliant with the very latest guidelines and Covid 19 restrictions. Edwards’ meticulous planning has certainly given a renewed energy and confidence to its customers to travel safely once more, it was briefly tried and tested in 2020 and Edwards feel this has helped to build customer confidence.

Sales Manager, Melanie Mullins, states:

Our customers are extremely excited about the prospect of going on that dream holiday once more, fresh air, great food a change of scenery with great company, what’s not to like!

Edwards Coaches Managing Director, Jason Edwards, commented:

Edwards has remained open throughout the Covid – 19 pandemic, keeping in constant contact with our loyal customers and refunding some £1.2 million passengers cancelled holidays without hesitation. The 17th May is going to be a momentous day with the restart of our holiday programme and many locally employed staff returning to work to do what they do best! Our business, its staff and customers have had a torrid time over the last year. Finally the time has come to put it all behind us and look forward to a very bright future.

Edwards Holidays are on sale for 2021 and 2022. With a high demand, customers are advised to book early and avoid disappointment.

Our 1st holidays are departing on 17th May 2021

Swansea (SA6 8QG) – 0740

HQ (CF72 8QZ) – 0830

Cardiff (CF72 8SA) – 0900

Magor (NP26 3YL) – 0945

Contact Melanie Mullins – 07947654638 for further details

Company Overview:

  • Edwards Coaches Ltd was established in 1925
  • Celebrating  96 years in business this year
  • Employ 550 staff across South, West Wales and Bristol
  • 60,000 coach holiday passengers a year
  • Operate 220 coaches
  • Operate the National Express services from Wales and the West to the UK. Covering some 44 times around the world in a single year

Notes to Editors:

  • Still family owned and run, now in its 5th generation. Edwards Coaches are a well-established family business and one of Wales’ leading companies boasting a history of innovation that began in 1925.
  • They transport over 60,000 clients on their own holiday programme
  • Operate local bus services within the community to the market town of Pontypridd and also into Cardiff City Centre.
  • They also have an extremely busy coach hire department that provides coaches for not only local clubs and societies but the Wales rugby and football teams, The British Lions and most of the visiting teams to the Principality Stadium.
  • In addition Edwards boasts a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable group travel experts, who give large groups the opportunity to tailor their own tours and can assist them in making their ideas a reality
  • Edwards boasts an unrivalled Educational Tour department called EEYT which provides high quality tours and travel for schools and colleges.
  • In addition they own and run the 44 bedroom Portbyhan Hotel in Cornwall.

Edwards Holidays journey through Covid – 19

  • March 2020 – Shutdown, start of Covid -19
  • May 2020 – Restructure to streamline the business
  • June 2020 – Refunded £1.2 million to holiday customers
  • June 2020 – Transferred over 3000 customer holidays
  • July 2020 – Introduced more effective pick up points
  • October 2020 – Prices reduced for 2021
  • December 2020 – Launched our 2021 holiday supplement with over 50 new tours.

It’s time to book your next get away!

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We can’t wait to get away!

With the buzz of holidays on the horizon once again, we caught up with our driver Damian who’s hoping to get away on some of our breaks in the coming weeks!

Happy Valentines Day

With Valentines Day just around the corner, we’ve been catching up with our driver Chris to give us some top tips on where you can take your loved ones this year!