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Why choose Shearings?

About Shearings

Shearings is the UK’s largest escorted tour operator, offering a broad range of holidays and hotel breaks to more than 170 destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. With 114 years experience of planning and providing holidays, we’re also the most well-established escorted holiday’s business in the industry by air, rail, coach and River Cruise.

What differentiates Shearings is the scope and diversity of our holidays, which caters to diverse tastes and budgets. We offer an unrivalled range of expertly planned itineraries throughout the year, with everything from 2-day weekend breaks to 24-day escorted tours.

Our knowledgeable and friendly teams look after every aspect of your customer’s journey from start to finish. The drivers, tour managers and hotel staff are always on-hand to take care of customers, and ensure they get the very best from their holiday.

Broad Product Portfolio

We offers a superb selection of amazing holidays by air and rail, as well as an extraordinary range of beautiful river cruises, sailing along some of Europe’s most enchanting waterways. You will find an assortment of inspiring itineraries to choose from, including Festival & Events breaks, Horticultural & Garden tours, Battlefields Tours, and premium Grand Tourer holidays.

Shearings also caters for the single travellers, with its award-winning Your Time breaks, designed exclusively with the independent traveller in mind.

Flexible Joining points

Uniquely, we offer customers a variety of joining options, giving you the flexibility to choose the most convenient way to join our tours.  Travel from our interchanges is included within your holiday price, but we also offer coach pick-ups from hundreds of convenient locations nationwide on our feeder network. You can also choose to join in resort or at a service station with our Direct Connect service. Car parking at our interchanges is also available from just £4 per day. 

We also offer customers our premium specialist escorted tours product, Grand Tours, which includes a Complimentary Home Connect service from selected postcodes, where customers will be picked up from their front door and bought back at the end of the holidays.

Why choose Shearings?

With Shearings everything is organised for you, from included travel to accommodation, holiday excursions and meals, plus invaluable insights throughout your holiday from experienced drivers and tour managers.

  • Over 100 Years Experience – we know what makes a great holiday.
  • Award-winning Operator – in the last three years we’ve won at least 10 industry awards.
  • Modern Coaches – We have one of the most modern coaches in the industry.
  • Local joining points – Hundreds of local joining points.
  • Flexible Travel Options – by coach, air, and rail.
  • Such great value – transport, meals and excursions all included in the price.
  • Peace of mind – full package holiday protection from the Bonded Coach Holidays Scheme, ABTA membership & ATOL license.
  • Friendly service – we look after you from start to finish.
  • Welcoming accommodation in hand-picked hotels across the UK & Europe.
  • Expertly planned itineraries - allowing you to make the most of your visit.
  • Included & Optional Excursions - taking in remarkable cities and attractions.
  • FREE Wi-Fi on all Shearings Branded Coaches
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