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Great ideas for trips this Easter

Great ideas for trips this Easter
January 18, 2018/0 Comments/in Holiday Tips/by david.roberts@leisuretime.co.uk

As we all recover from the excesses of Christmas, what better way to kick off the new year than with a short coach holiday to banish those winter blues? And for those looking to get away over the next couple of months, there is a vast array of destinations to choose from that offer incredible value for money to those happy to travel in the period between now and Easter.

Travelling direct from South Wales, then some of the options open to you include:

And going direct to your holiday destination by coach is just so convenient, with no coach changes required and somebody else worrying about the parking, traffic, directions and even taking care of your luggage, leaving you free to just enjoy your holiday and make some great new friends along the way.

So, there really is no better way than a great value coach holiday to banish the winter blues and whether you are looking for a city break to see some sights and grab some bargains, a relaxing break in one of the UK’s coastal resorts or enjoy some top class entertainment in a variety of destinations then you’ll find some unbeatable holidays to choose from!


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Italy by Coach…the ONLY way to travel!

Italy by Coach…the ONLY way to travel!
January 10, 2018/0 Comments/in Holiday Tips/by david.roberts@leisuretime.co.uk

Italy - land of sun, romance, history and culture and long a firm favourite with visitors from all over Wales, has never been so attractive by coach.

The joys of coach travel for those with a little more time on their hands is well documented and includes convenience, safety, value for money and – of course – an opportunity to make new friends and travel with like-minded people.

From the moment you step aboard your holiday coach, everything is taken care of. No need to worry about the best route, where to park, how to find your hotel or the attractions you are planning to visit! Just sit back, admire the view (from your seat high above anyone travelling by car) and let the coach and your friendly, knowledgeable drivers take care of the rest.

A coach trip to Italy can be the best kind of holiday, taking in dramatic scenery as you travel gently through France and Germany on the way but culminating in the splendour and majesty of the Swiss or Austrian Alps and the spectacular Dolomites as you plunge south into this sun-drenched country that promises so much for every visitor! And of course, you will enjoy one or maybe two comfortable overnight stops en-route that allow you to combine your Italian holiday with a tantalising glimpse of another culture, be that French, German, Austrian or Swiss!

For those keen to keep their journey times relatively short, then northern Italy offers a host of fabulous destinations to explore by coach.

The Italian Riviera offers a fascinating contrast to its French counterpart (and some pretty hefty cost savings too) and runs from the French border right around and through to Genoa and Portofino. Combining a brief visit to Monaco with some of the most beautiful spots on the Italian Riviera including romantic Portofino truly does give you the best of both worlds at a very competitive price. The beach resorts of Diano Marina and Alassio, with their classic beach bars serving fresh fish and glorious salads all washed down with a local glass or two, simply have to be the best resorts on this the coast in which to stay

For those visiting Italy by coach for the first time, then there is nothing like Lake Garda to give you your first taste of Italy – in every sense. At over 140 square miles, ringed on its northern coast by the Dolomite Mountains and boasting dramatic lakeside drives that have attracted tourists and celebrities alike for centuries, including one of the most famous James Bond chases in history, all ensures that Lake Garda truly does offer something for everyone. And that is even before you have tried the local wines (none of which is produced in enough quantity to be exported as the locals drink it all up!), enjoyed pasta made fresh in front of you or visited the iconic nearby cities of Venice and Verona. There is nothing quite like sitting on the terrace of your hotel or a lakeside trattoria with a chilled glass of the local rose wine, Chiaretto, watching the world go by and soaking up the atmosphere – all after you’ve had a dip in the lake of course!

But by far the most iconic of destination in northern Italy remains Tuscany, with its stunning array of historic cities, rolling hills and majestic coastline. From its most famous city, Florence, through to the historic towns of Lucca and Pisa, made most famous by its quirky leaning tower, and the coastal town of La Spezia, jumping off point to the stunning Cinque Terre, Tuscany never disappoints…

And if you do the whole thing by coach, you never have to worry about packing your toiletries into a clear plastic bag, how much local wine and souvenirs you can bring home and, maybe best of all, competing on the “wrong side of the road” with those lovely but entirely mad Italian car drivers – that is someone else’s problem…you are on holiday!

Check out some of lovely Italian destinations here!


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