Newmarket Holidays’ Tour of America’s Golden West

Visit some of the most popular cities in America’s western states, including Hollywood, Monterey Bay, San Francisco and Las Vegas. In addition, this trip features a full-day visit to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. This 14-day air holiday begins in magnificent San Francisco, California’s famed “City by the Bay”. With pre-planned activities, optional guided tours and plenty of free time to see the sights, Newmarket Holidays makes this a great getaway at a terrific price.

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San Francisco

The city of San Francisco has been home to wandering artists, tech-savvy trendsetters and progressive reformers, addings to the city’s air of relaxed sophistication. Historic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the working cable cars speak of the city’s staying power. Strolling the streets, travellers can enjoy Fisherman’s’ Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square, and no visitor should miss a visit to Chinatown. San Francisco is home to some of the finest eateries in the state; from fresh seafood to haute cuisine, there is something for everyone.

Monterey Bay

Famous Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea are two extraordinary stops on the way to Southern California, connected by a picturesque 17-Mile Drive. Monterey  hosts the  wonderful Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to a mesmerising display of sea life, including sea cucumbers, jellyfish, bat rays and sharks. Carmel is an up-scale artists’ village filled with captivating shops.

Hollywood and Los Angeles

Don’t miss the star-studded visit to Hollywood, home of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A three-night stay in the metropolis of Los Angeles offers enough time to explore the sights and sample the local fare. This stop offers an optional tour to one of California’s most cherished waterfront cities. In addition to sparkling beaches, travellers can attend the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

The Grand Canyon

Considered one of the planet’s greatest natural wonders, the Grand Canyon offers an absolutely breathtaking and awe-inspiring view of a gorge 446 km long and 1,800 metres deep – a spectacle that was 230 million years in the making. Choosing the optional helicopter tour will offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Flashy Las Vegas

A three-day stay in glitzy Las Vegas will test each traveller’s capacity for excitement. Music, magic and lights decorate the city that never sleeps. A tour to the Hoover Dam is also an option. This 78-year old marvel of engineering is a vastly popular tourist attraction in the U.S. The park offers walking tours and has a museum, but the best view is from a helicopter.

Home Again

This tour of some of America’s most beloved destinations is a memory-maker’s dream. Activities suitable for couples, families or friends are sure to keep cameras loaded with hundreds of photos, and travellers are sure to return home pleasantly exhausted. Booking this tour is as easy as placing a telephone call to Newmarket Holidays’ friendly Customer Service Team, or visiting the company’s website.

Newmarket Holidays / A ‘Wicked’ Weekend Break

Since 1983, the name Newmarket Holidays has been synonymous with great value-for-money guided holidays and escorted short breaks. Over the past thirty years, Newmarket Holidays have expanded their portfolio in order to offer their customers an even wider variety of choices than ever before, from day trips to sporting or musical events right through to three-week trips of a lifetime to Australia or the Far East. Among the more popular deals offered by Newmarket Holidays are the selection of theatre breaks to London’s West End. Each Newmarket Holidays trip includes return travel by either coach or rail depending on the break chosen, accommodation in a carefully selected three- or four-star hotel, tickets to the show of the customer’s choice, and the services of a Newmarket Holidays Tour Guide throughout the duration of the trip. Customers selecting the Newmarket Holidays Dine and Dance theatre trip will also experience an extravagant dinner and disco at their four-star hotel, after enjoying a matinee performance.

Newmarket HolidaysAll the prices quoted on the Newmarket Holidays website include the price of a standard ticket to see the hit musical, ‘Wicked’. Newmarket Holidays customers can choose from many shows being performed in the West End, and upgrade to a top-tier ticket for an additional supplement. Coach or rail travel to London is arranged by Newmarket Holidays from a series of national locations and all transfers to London City Centre are included where applicable.

‘Wicked’ tells the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West as first encountered in Frank L. Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, ‘Wicked’ portrays Elphaba as a misunderstood rebel dealing with a lifetime of prejudice after being born with an unfortunate greenish tinge to her skin. She protests against the domination of the Oz ministry and the mistreatment, banishment and murder of talking Animals. The show tells the tale of Elphaba’s school days, including her reluctant yet burgeoning friendship with the airheaded Glinda, who will one day become the Good Witch of the North. While essentially a story about friendship, this tale has many darker and more political elements and should appeal to both children and adults alike.

Newmarket Holidays – Experts in Escorted Coach Travel

With thirty years’ worth of experience in the Holiday Tours market, Newmarket Holidays understands the motivations and desires of its customers inside out. That is why, even though the 2013 summer holiday season has only just come to a close, Newmarket Holidays has already put in place an extensive portfolio of holiday tours for 2014.

One of the most popular types of Newmarket Holidays products is its escorted coach holidays.  These top-value, comprehensive breaks have all the hallmarks of Newmarket Holidays quality.  Newmarket Holidays offers its customers the flexibility of a variety of pick-up locations, with comfortable three-star accommodation offered as standard on many tours. With Newmarket Holidays being such good value for money, clients often choose to treat themselves by indulging in an upgrade to a four-star hotel if available.

Newmarket Holidays knows that its customers trust it to create holidays that include the best that every destination has to offer. Each escorted coach holiday from Newmarket Holidays includes a number of excursions to popular tourist spots, and additional optional excursions, too. Newmarket Holidays’ customers value the flexibility of time and budget that this offers.

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Escorted coach holidays from Newmarket Holidays provide customers with the comfort of knowing that every stage of their holiday is carefully planned and managed by a knowledgeable Newmarket Holidays Tour Manager. Friendly and helpful, the Newmarket Holidays Tour Managers are there to make sure that every customer enjoys themselves throughout their holiday. Newmarket Holidays Tour Managers are excellent communicators and competent facilitators, and assist customers with everything from checking into their hotel to arranging tickets to tourist spots so that customers can get on with the business of exploring once they arrive.

Short escorted coach holidays with Newmarket Holidays give customers the chance to explore many different new places without breaking the bank. Newmarket Holidays have a range of short holidays on offer, including an autumn visit to the Lake District, timed to perfection to capture the glow of golden leaves, and a chance visit the inimitable Blackpool during its famous Illuminations season.

The UK is packed with interesting places to visit, and Newmarket Holidays help customers realise their dreams of experiencing many of these hidden gems. Short breaks to visit Bletchley Park, where the Enigma Code was cracked in WWII, or a tour through “Emmerdale” countryside in Yorkshire are just two of the delights on offer from Newmarket Holidays, and there are many more to discover.

Newmarket Holidays – Faraway Tours to Northern India

India holds a mystique and allure that has always captivated travellers. With a northern landscape dominated by grasslands, streams and lakes, that are home to a variety of fauna, Newmarket Holidays knows that the area around Delhi is the perfect place for going on safari. Ranthambhore National Park is a flagship of India’s conservation programme and home to endangered Tigers. A Newmarket Holidays tour of this area offers a chance to visit the park and see them firsthand.

As if to emphasise the diversity of India, the same tour also includes a rickshaw ride around Old Delhi. Newmarket Holidays tours provide a knowledgeable tour guide to offer an expert insight into the delights of the vibrant city, and a step back in time to the colonial days of the British Raj, whose impressive buildings dominate New Delhi. Newmarket Holidays customers are then whisked away by a comfortable coach to enjoy the majesty of Jaipur to the west, known as the Pink City.

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays knows that customers like to experience the exotic, and so have arranged for a visit to the beautiful Fort at Amber, by jeep or the more traditional transport of elephant. A tour of Jaipur, including the ancient astronomical observatory known as Jantar Mantar is exquisitely planned by Newmarket Holidays tour experts. Keen not to miss any of the primary attractions, the Newmarket Holidays tour also includes a visit to the 18th Century Palace of the Winds. Here, Newmarket Holidays holidaymakers can imagine royalty surveying important processions passing by, from the anonymity of the numerous windows and screened balconies.

The Newmarket Holidays tour of northern India continues with a trip to the ancient village of Abhaneri. Newmarket Holidays travellers can see for themselves the amazing Chand Baori, a perfectly preserved example of a step-well. These innovative constructions are designed to facilitate the drawing of water from the ground, and are unique to India. Whilst in Abhaneri, Newmarket Holidays customers can also visit the graceful temple built to honour Harshat Mata, the Goddess of Joy and Happiness. Accommodation in a comfortable, yet rustic lodge allows Newmarket Holidays customers to experience more of the real India, and a chance to sit back and enjoy a cookery demonstration from an Indian Chef.

Saving the best until last, the Newmarket Holidays tour visits Agra, the famous City of Love and home to the incomparable Taj Mahal. Newmarket Holidays customers can wander among the royal pavilions and courtyards of the glorious Agra Fort before getting a first glimpse of the awe-inspiring beauty of the Taj Mahal itself towards sunset. A return visit to the Taj Mahal by horse-drawn carriage at sunrise the following day is a magical and fitting end to this experience-rich Newmarket Holidays tour.

Newmarket Holidays – Quality Once-in-a-Lifetime Holidays

Everyone has dreams in life, and for many these include the desire to travel, and to visit places in the world that are far beyond the normality within which they exist on a daily basis. Newmarket Holidays has been helping customers realise these dreams for 30 years, by offering a diverse and appealing range of escorted tours. Newmarket Holidays knows what customers want and expect from their holiday, and delivers it in spades.

From the carefully selected destinations, to the knowledgeable and professional Tour Managers, Newmarket Holidays really has thought of everything. Newmarket Holidays understands that for many, a tour to an exotic location halfway around the world is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the truly spectacular. The “once” part of this makes it crucial that Newmarket Holidays gets it right. In this fiercely competitive market, it is clear that Newmarket Holidays is doing just that. Glowing customer testimonials and travel industry awards support this reputation, and highlight Newmarket Holidays as a holiday company that can be trusted.

Newmarket HolidaysIn their Faraway Worldwide Holiday range of tours, Newmarket Holidays has sought to identify some of the most colourful, exciting and vibrant places on earth. For destinations selected, the team at Newmarket Holidays has worked its magic to build tours that maximise the time spent in each location, and to capture the very best of everything it has to offer. Daily highlights and optional tours ensure that each Newmarket Holidays customer can enjoy the experiences that mean the most to them, with full knowledge in advance of what is coming up. The delight of anticipation is all part of the excitement.

Tours with Newmarket Holidays are planned and executed with a breathtaking efficiency, removing stress from the customer. All clients have to do is turn up, relax and enjoy themselves.  With a range of dates to choose from, Newmarket Holidays customers have full control over their tour, and can select the destinations that are most desired. The optional excursions provide Newmarket Holidays customers with the chance to build-in some independent time to their holiday if preferred. The thrill of striking-out to explore a strange new world can be done within the secure framework of an organised tour. Newmarket Holidays values this blend of freedom and structure very highly.

Visiting a tourist hotspot or hidden gem off the beaten track can be exhilarating. Newmarket Holidays seeks to enhance the experience further by providing Tour Managers who have local knowledge and can offer additional detail and context to really make a destination come alive.

Newmarket Holidays | The Popularity of German Markets

All across the UK, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, German markets pop up in the centres of many cities. They bring with them a great sense of traditionalism and have become very popular with tourists. There are, however, plenty of opportunities to visit Germany during the festive period with organised tour companies, such as Newmarket Holidays, who provide a great way of seeing these traditional markets in situ.

Newmarket HolidaysThe native German markets are particularly spectacular, they have all the attractions that make them so popular in the UK, and many of the larger markets also contain live entertainment or rides. The little wooden huts that tout anything from handmade jewellery and ornaments to quintessentially German cakes and confectionaries stand next to ice rinks, and in the town of Worms there is even a living nativity scene. Christmas on the continent is a world entirely of its own when compared to the gaudy, but very marketable, American-style modern Christmas.

One of the most scenic ways to enjoy the wide variety of attractive German markets at Christmas is to travel along the famous waterways of the country. Many local tours are available, but it is also possible to book a river cruise with UK tour operators like Newmarket Holidays, that will have planned itineraries so that travellers can enjoy the majesty of the riverside towns and markets without having to worry about getting themselves around.

A number of the most popular German markets are along the Rhine River: Worms contains the living nativity scene, and Speyer holds the ice rinks, but travellers can also visit the Trier, which is one of Germany’s oldest cities. The German market there is held every year right in front of the impressive cathedral. Further north along the Rhine, festive visitors will find the city of Cologne, which boasts six different Christmas markets, each with their own individual character. There’s the fairytale market, and the harbour market, which has 80 stalls shaped like sails. The many options are sure to offer something to suit the tastes of even the most discerning visitor of the German markets.

While German markets in this country can be exciting and provide an alternative to the usual Christmas hustle, a holiday with a company like Newmarket Holidays, gives visitors the chance to experience, with ease, the authenticity and tradition of a festive celebration that has been exported to the UK.

Newmarket Holidays | British Travel Awards

Up until September 30th 2013, seasoned travellers will be able to vote in the British Travel Awards (BTA). Visitors to the site can decide which companies they believe have given the best experience in a variety of holiday categories from holidays, to individual locations to method of transport.

Newmarket HolidaysThe British Travel Award is a prestigious title that any holiday company, like Newmarket Holidays, who won the Best Coach Holiday Operator Award in 2011 can proudly display in their office or on their website. Many well-known brands and media outlets are affiliated with the process, and as a result winners of a particular category can see that their company will gain even greater prestige. However, the BTA are not tied to stakeholders or any one particular travel publication. Because of this, there is not a panel of travel experts behind the scenes guiding the choices of each category to a particular vested interest. All results are natural and come from the votes of actual holidaymakers.

The process is quick and easy, taking no more than 30 minutes to complete, including the BTA’s TravelVision Survey. This survey provides information on the demographics of the awards, and gives a clear indication that the voters are seasoned holidaymakers. With two-thirds of voters aged over fifty, the results show that travel companies can reach those with a higher income and more freedom by taking part in the BTA.

There are several categories to choose from, covering companies who specialise in particular destinations or a particular form of transport. Voters on the British Travel Awards website will be able to pick and choose which categories to vote in and they can log as many times as they need to before the end of September if they feel they need to alter their vote.

On the British Travel Awards website, potential voters can view the lists of previous winners in order to quickly establish which category their particular favourite might be in. Newmarket Holidays, who won the Best Tour Operator to Italy Award in 2012 for example, can clearly be seen. This aids not only in the speed with which voters can complete the survey, but also provides a good reference point for picking a new company to engage with when booking a future holiday.

Newmarket Holidays | Escorted Air Holidays

Newmarket Holidays offer a wide range of destinations, all over the world, to travel to, departing from a choice of up to 30 UK airports. The destinations range from South West Ireland to the Continent, and as far away as India or USA and Canada. With over three decades of experience in creating guided breaks, Newmarket Holidays has a reputation for good customer service and ultimately for making enjoyable holidays. The breaks are designed from the ground up, teams in the UK researching the sites extensively to give the best value for money when it comes to travel, accommodation and things to see and do.

From the beginning of their break with Newmarket Holidays, customers will be assisted by a Tour Manager. These men and women are professional and knowledgeable in their particular destination, and are on hand to answer any queries from customers. They have extensive local knowledge and they can point out exciting landmarks or things to do upon arrival. Newmarket Holidays Tour Managers are also available to resolve any issues regarding itineraries or other worries customers may have while travelling abroad.

Newmarket HolidaysCustomers can be safe in the knowledge that every aspect of their holiday has been carefully planned and researched. Whether they are staying in the Scottish Highlands or they have flown halfway around the globe to visit New York City for the festive period, Newmarket Holidays will have planned for every eventuality. As well as their own guide in the form of the Tour Managers, customers will have all their key on-holiday travel arrangements taken care of in the form of a coach that will transport them from shopping one day to sightseeing the next. All of which ensures that an air break with Newmarket Holidays will be as hassle free as possible, allowing the traveller to relax and enjoy their time away.

When making a booking with Newmarket Holidays, customers can be assured that their money is completely safe. Regulated by ATOL and ABTA, Newmarket Holidays guarantees that travellers have full financial protection and the company has a 24 hour a day emergency cover plan so that someone is always on hand to assist with any problem.

Taking a look at the British Travel Awards | Newmarket Holidays

The British Travel Awards website is considered to be ultimate authority on travel industry customer satisfaction and company performance; it offers visitors insight into the UK’s best holiday businesses and attractions. It is unique, in that the winners in each category are voted for not by industry pundits and travel experts, but also by holiday consumers in general. So as to guarantee the integrity of the awards system, the voting process itself, as well as the results, is all audited independently by an accountancy practice called Deloitte.

Newmarket HolidaysIt is the consumers who have made the British Travel Awards an authoritative and influential reference for holiday makers. Take, for example, Newmarket Holidays. Many of its recent customers discovered this company after it was named the Best Tour Operator for Malta and the Italian Peninsula last year. It is through this awards system that consumers help other consumers to make wiser choices about their holidays. Newmarket Holidays has been nominated for five of the available award categories again this year, and its customers have been voting up a storm over the past few weeks.

The concentration of votes for the awards has traditionally come from the Home Counties. However, after a recent advertisement campaign in Trinity Mirror’s regional and national newspapers, there are now thousands more people, all around the country, voting for their favourite travel companies. This has created a more representative and balanced distribution of voters, and has helped to ensure that the results are reflective of the general public’s opinions on specific companies.

There are a total of seventy two categories included on the voting form, but voters are not expected to cast a vote on every single one of these categories. They should only vote in categories where they have personal experience with using the services of a particular company, or when they have heard good things about a business, via a colleague, family member or friend. After you complete the registration form, you simply go through a quick and easy, three-click voting process to select your top holiday attraction or company.

After this, you will automatically be included in an upcoming prize draw. You can look at the contenders, like Newmarket Holidays, and the categories prior to registration, so that you can decide beforehand which companies you want to vote for. If you can’t find your favourite provided in a particular category, this means that they have not been nominated for it, but you can still include them in that category by putting the name into the box labelled ‘alternative answer’.

Newmarket Holidays – Offereing a user-friendly experience

Newmarket Holidays aims to provide excellent value and enjoyable holidays for its customers. At the same time, Newmarket Holidays also seeks to deliver high levels of customer care. Part of this involves providing a user-friendly booking service. Newmarket Holidays has grown steadily since its formation in 1983. The company employs close to 200 people at its offices in Surrey. The company helps thousands of customers each year. Full details of the various products offered by Newmarket Holidays can be viewed on the company website, www.newmarketholidays.co.uk .

If a customer is exploring the possibility of a holiday to North America, for example, details can be found under the ‘USA & Canada’ section on the website. Details of approximately 25 different Newmarket Holidays tours are provided, including holidays to New England, New York, the Deep South, Las Vegas and the West Coast, as well as Canada. Clicking on an individual holiday takes the customer to a page providing comprehensive information about that particular holiday. For instance, on the page describing the New England and Niagara Falls trip, the full eight-day itinerary is described. The holiday includes visits to Boston, Vermont, Woodstock, Quechee Gorge and Niagara Falls.

Newmarket HolidaysFor this particular holiday to New England, the webpage helpfully explains that all flights, accommodation and transfers are included, as are all excursions, in addition to local taxes and service charges – apart from a $6 charge at the Canadian Border. Customers have the option of a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls. Customers are able to view further details of the hotel accommodation offered by Newmarket Holidays by clicking on a further link. Like all holidays offered by Newmarket Holidays, specified departure dates are available. For this particular holiday, it is possible to depart from London Gatwick and a number of regional airports in the month of October. The dates and prices are given on the Newmarket Holidays website.

Newmarket Holidays recognises that some customers may wish to view a printed brochure before they make a booking. The website includes a ‘Request a brochure’ link enabling customers to order one or several brochures. For general queries on the products offered, the Newmarket Holidays Customer Service Department is available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5:30pm. The Booking Hotline is available Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm, and on Saturday between 9am and 4pm. Newmarket Holidays also provides the option of online booking.