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The UK Holiday Group teams with Belle Vue

28th November 2012


A new holiday firm has launched in the North West, offering mature holidaymakers a wide choice of quality coach tours – with the luxury of a free chauffeur transfer service directly to and from their own front door.

The innovative service is offered by Door to Door Coach Holidays, part of The UK Holiday Group, one of Britain’s leading privately-owned holiday and hospitality companies.


Unlike other many coach tour operators, Door to Door will collect customers from their doorstep at the start of their holiday, in a car or minibus, and return them afterwards – with the chauffeur checking that the client is safely home before driving away.

And, uniquely, the chauffeur service is free so holidaymakers do not have to pay a premium for the peace of mind offered by the door-to-door convenience.


Donna Tarr, sales and marketing executive with Door to Door, said: “Many coach holidaymakers have concerns about getting to the coach pick-up point and also worry they may have to wait around in the dark or the rain in a coach park.

“Our free chauffeur service means there’s no hanging about on the side of the road, or wasted time spent at expensive motorway service areas…and you don’t have to carry your luggage either.

“We even treat you to a nice cup of tea or coffee before you board your coach! It means holidaymakers can relax right from departure, knowing everything is organised, from start to finish.”


She added: “Door to Door is small enough to cope with a personalised chauffeur service – but we’re backed by a well-established, respected brand.

“Founded almost 30 years ago, The UK Holiday Group now organises holidays for more than 100,000 people a year, while its chain of hotels welcomes more than 150,000 overnight guests.”


To ensure the new venture runs smoothly, The UK Holiday Group has teamed with Belle Vue, one of Manchester’s leading coach tour operators.

Belle Vue operates a fleet of more than 50 vehicles and, like The UK Holiday Group, its staff offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of the coach travel industry.

The company has grown consistently since it was formed in 1993 by the present directors, and since 2000, it has built a reputation for coach tours, especially its popular door-to-door holidays.


Philip Hitchen, Belle Vue managing director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with The UK Holiday Group to develop Door To Door Coach Holidays.

“We’re well known in the Manchester area for our door-to-door holidays for mature travellers so we were the natural choice to team with The UK Holiday Group.

“Part of our mission statement is to deliver excellence and to exceed our customers’ expectations – so we’re sure the new holidays will be a success for us all.”


The 2013 brochure from Door to Door has just been unveiled, offering holidays in the UK and Europe, starting at just £69 per person*.

Other great value deals include five-day half-board breaks in Bournemouth from £159pp; holidays for solo travellers from £199pp; Skegness from £169pp for five days; and six days in Ireland (Killarney and Kerry) for £399pp.

A river cruise to see the Dutch tulip fields in bloom is also available, from £449pp, and for Christmas 2013, there are Turkey & Tinsel, Christmas and New Year breaks on offer.


Donna added: “Our featured hotels are tried, tested and inspected, and our sightseeing itineraries take in the best that each area has to offer. 

“And you’ll find that our wonderful coach drivers, with years of experience behind the wheel, will help you make the very most of your holiday.

“Door to Door Coach Holidays is a fully bonded member of ABTA so customers can rely on professional integrity and high standards of customer service.”  


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