Shearings Holidays has launched its 2015/16 Autumn Winter programme, which is showcased in a 120 page brochure that landed with agents on 29th June
It promotes Shearings new autumn and winter breaks, and offers details on its popular Christmas and New Year holiday range.
The new programme also provides customers with more regional departures, and an even larger choice of memorable excursions.
New UK Tours
The award-winning tour operator has expanded its offering of UK ‘Christmas Markets & Winter Specials’ breaks including ‘Salisbury Christmas Market’ priced from £139 and ‘Birmingham Christmas Market’ priced from £179. Shearings has also added to its ‘Winter Specials’ range, with new additions including winter dates for its popular ‘Osborne House’ itinerary, available from£139 , ‘Thursford Christmas Spectacular’ break,priced from £239.
Agents can offer a host of festive breaks, staying in one of Shearings welcoming Bay or Coast & Country hotels including, ‘Festive Lancaster Canal Cruise’, priced from £159, ‘Festive Flower & Food Show’ priced from £154, and ‘Festive Castle Howard’ priced from £179.
There’s also an array of 4 & 5 day UK autumn breaks, as well as 3 day taster breaks from all regions to a host of destinations throughout the British Isles and Ireland.
European tours also extended
Shearings has also added new ‘European Christmas Markets’ itineraries, to Switzerland, Paris, Germany and Prague, plus a selection of new ‘Christmas and New Year’ breaks to destinations such as Ostend, Venice and Lake Como. The tour operator’s unique ‘Carnivals & Festivals’ holiday range has also been expanded to include Basel and Nice Carnivals.
New Grand Tourer itineraries also feature this year, with fantastic additions such as ‘Alpine Bavaria & Austria’ priced from £499, ‘Lake Garda & Verona’s Christmas Markets’ priced from £489, and festive breaks to the ‘Baltic and Scandic Coast’ priced from £719.
Furthermore, Shearings is offering two delightful New Year River cruises for exceptional value; with a ‘New Year on the Rhine & Main’ cruise priced from £549 and a ‘New Year – Cities of Belgium Inclusive’ cruise priced from £449.
Other additions to the programme include an expanded selection of Shearings award-winningUK & European ‘Your Time’ tours. Agents can offer independent and single travellers new holidays including ‘Austria & Glacier Express’ and ‘Paris & Royal Palaces’.
Shearings has also updated its exciting range of ‘Festival & Events’ breaks, with the addition of a new selection of Andre Rieu tours, offering music enthusiasts the chance to see the maestro and his magnificent Johann Strauss Orchestra live in concert, priced from £219.
Caroline Brown, commercial director at Shearings, said: “Autumn and winter holidays are very popular with the older holiday markets, with a large percentage of our customers choosing to escape at this time of the year. It was important for us to build on existing customer loyalty and attract repeat business by creating an improved Autumn Winter escorted tour and excursion programme, giving customers more ‘reasons to go’ with us.
“This year’s programme includes a variety of itineraries to suit all tastes and budgets and an updated collection of our special Christmas and New Year breaks”.
Incentives for agents include a ‘Super Shearings Coach Giveaway’, offering them the chance to win a free coach for the day by simply completing a word search that could be found in Autumn Winter brochure packs. Early bird customers can save up to 10% off when booking before 31st August 2015. In addition, the tour operator is also providing great deals for group bookings, with up to four free places for groups of more than 40 people.
Visit www.shearings.com for further details