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Grand UK Holidays develops new themes for 2012

15th December 2011


Grand UK Holidays has introduced six new themed short breaks to its range of short escorted tours for 2012.

The added special interest breaks aim to cater for the growing demand for themed and activity holidays among the over-55s age group.


Among the new escorted coach tours is ‘Bowling for Pleasure’ which offers five days’ half-board accommodation at the Nelson Hotel in Great Yarmouth, for £259pp.

A resident short mat bowls coach is on hand to offer tuition, arrange partners and hold friendly knock-out competitions. There are also two sightseeing excursions, to Norwich and the Broads.


‘Strictly Come Ballroom Dancing’ is another new coach touring holiday for 2012, with dance leaders offering tips and guidance to customers staying at the County Hotel in Skegness.

The four-day tour costs £199pp and includes excursions to Boston and the Lincolnshire Wolds.


Other new themed tours offer the chance to enjoy nostalgic or historical experiences, such as ‘A Stroll Down Memory Lane’ in Norfolk; ‘Remembering Heroes’ in Flanders and Kent; and ‘Rock n Roll Back the Decades’ in Merseyside and Blackpool.


Finally, the sixth new themed short break is the five-day ‘Agatha Christie and Murder on the River Dart’ holiday.

Based in Torquay, it offers a tour of sites associated with Christie, a murder mystery quiz and a murder mystery evening.

It costs from £279pp including half-board accommodation.


Other themed short breaks in the 2012 brochure from Grand UK Holidays cover activities such as bingo, cards, line dancing and rambling.


For bookings, call 01603 619933 or see


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