Award winning escorted tours
Enjoy stress-free travelling on one of our guided and escorted tour holidays, where everything will be taken care of and organised for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy a holiday that has been expertly planned by people who really know your destination.
Whether you choose the easy-going warmth of the Mediterranean or the beguiling beauty of Cambodia and Vietnam, or find yourself in a beach resort or bustling city, ancient temple or ultra-modern shopping mall, our selection of escorted and guided tours have something to suit you. Discover some of the globe’s most exciting, most colourful and most enthralling places in the company of like-minded travellers and an experienced tour manager who will be there to escort you from the beginning of your escorted tour holiday to the end.
Watch your destination unfold before your eyes as our tour managers bring the places you visit to life. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to the Great Salt Lake; from the Great Wall of China to the Taj Mahal; from rose-red Petra to the Terracotta Warriors; and from the Big Game of South Africa to the glass and steel of glittering Hong Kong, our escorted tours offer an enchanting mix of unmissable attractions and unforgettable experiences.
Always accompanied by an experienced tour manager, every Newmarket escorted tour features included flights, accommodation, some meals and expertly planned itineraries. Enjoy included excursions and guided visits to places of interest, and, on rest days, get advice on the best sights to see.
Escorted tours for solo travellers
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
Escorted tours FAQs
New to escorted touring? Here are a few questions you might have.
What are the best tours if you are new to escorted touring?
To get the best of your first escorted tour, we recommend the following tours:
- Belfast & the Titanic Experience
- Lake Garda
- Scottish Highland Railways
- Seville, Granada & Classic Spain
- Prague, Budapest & Vienna
- India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal
- Elvis Presley's Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville
- New England in the Fall
If you'd like to see our full range of escorted tours, check out our website.
What is an escorted tour?
An escorted tour is a trip with an expertly planned itinerary that includes travel, transfers, accommodation and sightseeing tours. You’ll be accompanied on transfers and tours by a specialist local guide that knows the location well. Tours vary by theme and focus, with a number of optional excursions and extensions giving you the chance to tailor your experience to suit your own tastes and interests.
What is included on an escorted tour?
What is included differs from tour to tour, but broadly speaking all escorted tours include accommodation and transfers, with the majority also including return travel, typically a flight. Escorted tours also include some meals, although board-type varies by tour. A number of guided excursions or tours are also included, and are often accompanied by several optional tours and extensions, together with time to explore under your own steam or simply rest and relax.
Where can you go on an escorted tour?
To put it plainly, almost anywhere you want: Newmarket Holidays offer almost 200 escorted tours across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America.
What are the benefits of an escorted tour?
Escorted tours are a great way to take the stress out of travelling as all the arrangements are made by us – all you need to do is choose which tour you want to go on. They are also a cost-effective way to visit multiple must-see destinations spread over a large region, and a great way to meet like-minded travellers. Newmarket Holidays are ABTA licenced and ATOL bonded, so your money is always fully protected should an airline or hotel go bankrupt.