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Coach Holidays and Escorted Tours with the Grand UK Holidays Difference

We have spent more than 30 years crafting the perfect coach holidays and escorted tours for the mature traveller and we are sure we have the holiday you will love. With over 300 joining points across our region, you can travel from close to home, so simply arrive at your chosen departure point, and we’ll take care of everything.

We work tirelessly to perfect the art of making holidays extra special, so whether you’re a single traveller searching for a coach holiday, a couple on the look-out for a romantic river cruise or a large group looking for a relaxing beach holiday we have the tour for you. Our team are the best in the business, no-one knows more about finding the best hotels, planning the best itineraries, and securing the best service for memorable coach tours.

Our team of Tour Managers are the heartbeat of our holidays; a smiling face, a helping hand and all the energy needed to ensure you have a wonderful time, free from any worries.

We always aim to offer the best value for our customers, which is why we include admission fees, tickets, guided tours and complementary passes that other holiday companies charge extra for. We believe it’s our responsibility to make sure you have the perfect holiday without any hidden extras.

Your feedback inspires what we do, and last year 96% of our passengers said they would book another holiday with us. We’re delighted about that, and we look forward to having you travel with us soon so that we can offer the warmth and care that makes the Grand UK Holidays difference.

Happy Travels!

Featured Holidays

Featured Coach Holidays

An ever changing selection of trusted favourites and fabulous new tours to give you a taste of the Grand UK Holidays difference. Take a peek at the variety; from European and UK coach holidays to the Great British seaside, to a river cruise along the Rhine, and let us inspire you to try something new!

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Eastbourne at Ease!
Gold Coach Holiday
per person
Mansion (Lions) Hotel

These holidays are perfect for those of you who like to ‘do your own thing’! Return coach travel is included from your home area, and half board accommodation is provided at the ever-po...

Coach Tour

Date: June 17 2018 - June 24 2018 View

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Liverpool, Chester & the Terracotta Warriors
Gold Coach Holiday
per person
Hallmark Inn Liverpool

2018 brings a unique and unmissable attraction to the UK and in particular to the lively, fascinating and culturally rich city of Liverpool. Marking 10 years since Liverpool’s year as Europea...

Coach Tour

Date: June 25 2018 - June 29 2018 View

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The Mountain Goat
Gold Coach Holiday
per person
County Hotel (Kendal)

Share with us the secret of England’s finest scenic region. Designed for those who like to get off the beaten track, away from it all, these tours feature a memorable full day Mountain Goat s...

Coach Tour

Date: July 02 2018 - July 06 2018 View

Experts in Coach Holidays

For over 35 years we’ve been carefully creating affordable coach holidays for the more mature traveller. Over a million people have explored the best of beautiful Britain on our coach holidays, from the sandy beaches on the south coast to the rugged mountains in the Scottish Highlands.

And it’s not just Britain that we travel to, we also have coach trips heading across the channel to Holland, Germany and Austria. So if it’s a few days away, or a much longer stay, festive fun or summer sun, we’ll do our best to see you enjoy every single moment of your holiday with us.


Escorted Tours for Over 55s

We specialise in escorted tours for the over 55s and our aim is to make sure you enjoy every single moment of your time away with us. Escorted tours mean that all of our holidays by coach and river cruises are accompanied by a Tour Manager, and we have the best in the business!

Tour Managers are the heartbeat of our holidays, making sure you have the best possible time on your break for over 55s, even if you are a more senior traveller. You’re never alone on an escorted tour, Tour Managers help break the ice with other holiday-makers, so even if you are travelling solo, you’ll soon be forming lifelong friendships!


Tour Managers That Go the Extra Mile

Many of our Tour Managers have been working for Grand UK Holidays for a number of years, so know our tours inside out, which works in perfect harmony with their bubbly personalities, which all ensure you have a fantastic holiday. Our Tour Managers really are the heartbeat of the business and it is their passion and enthusiasm that provides you with fond memories for years to come.


Robin Adams - Grand UK Tour Manager for 5 years

"Being a Grand UK tour manager is a role I enjoy very much. The variety of tours offered by Grand UK is extremely broad and so I am very lucky in that I get to escort our customers around many wonderful and different places.

I enjoy imparting my knowledge of the history and culture of the United Kingdom and Ireland and making people laugh at improbable tales, myths and legends that are manifold in these ancient lands.

Making holidays special is all part of the job and therefore personal service is important to me. I like to make everyone on my coach feel at ease so they can sit back and enjoy their holiday; that's what makes it special for me."


Daphne Presgrave - Grand UK Tour Manager for 18 years

"I thoroughly enjoy being a tour manager as I get to meet people from all walks of life, and I love listening to their life tales.

I make sure I am knowledgeable about all the areas we visit and give a question at the end with a little twist for the passengers to answer - it all adds to the fun atmosphere I try to create on the journies. Having a great rapport with the driver really helps with this too.

To ensure my passengers feel special and well-looked after, I try to give plenty of time to each person on my trips - it's these little things that can make a holiday even better."

Coach MilesTM Loyalty Passport

As a thank you to our loyal customers we send you Coach MilesTM tokens which can be earned on selected tours, and exchanged for vouchers to spend on future Grand UK Holidays tours. The more you travel, the more Coach MilesTM you can earn and the more savings you can make!


Give the gift of a holiday!

Our gift vouchers are the perfect choice for any occasion, allowing your loved ones to create their perfect relaxing break; whether it's one of our coach tours, a river cruise or a flight to winter sun. Share the gift of fun, food and friends!


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Travel Blog

Travel Blog

Read along as we share with you the latest travel tips, advice and inspiration, along with interesting stories from our customers and the Grand UK Holidays team, all in our brand new Travel Blog!

Top Blogs for Over 50s

17 April 2018

If you're looking for mature blogs covering lots of different topics, from knitting, crafts, travelling, food and sport, we've picked out some of the best blogs for over 50s.

TripAdvisors’ Best Destinations in the World

29 March 2018

The best destinations, beaches, attractions and restaurants in the world have been selected and many are British!

A Grand Poem from Mr Brown

29 March 2018

One of our regular travellers has written to us to say thank you, in the form of a poem.

Holidays from a name you can trust

As a privately owned, specialist holiday company, we put all of our energy into just one thing - you! We ensure you always get the best from your well-earned holiday and because we are ABTA members and licensed by the CAA, you can trust that your holiday money is always completely safe and secure. That’s a promise!

All of our package holidays are ATOL protected so you can trust our holidays to take you where you want to go, and to get you home as we have promised.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, visit Please note that the advice can change so we advise you continue to check until your date of travel. 

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Contact details

Grand UK Holidays
The Old Bakery
113 Queens Road
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom
The UK Holiday Group Limited, trading as Grand UK Holidays, is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated
by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 313486) and who are permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts. VAT Number 394 3077 33

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