Thousands of West Country people are planning to spend Christmas away from their homes after 18 months of restrictions and lockdowns, a leading West Country-based coach tour operator said today.
Bakers Dolphin, based in Weston-super-Mare are taking holidaymakers from their door to Scotland, Northumbria, Cambridge, Cornwall and around 30 other destinations to spend Christmas in luxury this year.
Sales & Marketing Director Amanda Harrington said: “We are experiencing unprecedented demand from people who want to get away for Christmas and New Year. After the restrictions over the past 18-months more families and friends wish to celebrate the festive season with a trip.
“We have received bookings from people from Bristol right along the M5 corridor to Cornwall. There is no shortage of choice as we have been able to add 30 new tours to cope with the demand this year.
“Our Gold Coach luxury tours are proving the most popular as people want to spend a bit more and have some luxury.
“Bookings are strong for a wonderful seven-day holiday to Fort William starting on 22 December. This includes a trip to Fort Augustus with spectacular views across Loch Ness, walks to the historic ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle, ballroom dancing, a delicious three-course dinner followed by Christmas Midnight Service, and a visit to Spean Bridge and the Commando Memorial.
“The lockdowns were difficult for most people which perhaps explains why many wish to exercise their newfound freedom and travel around the UK this year.
“We want to offer the best value holidays so there are no hidden costs, we guarantee absolutely no surcharges. All meals and excursions are included in the cost of the tour. For trips of four days or more we pick people up from their own home, so the festive break starts and ends on their doorstep.”
Details of Bakers Dolphin Festive Breaks can be found on www.bakersdolphin.com or by requesting a brochure by calling 01934 415 000.