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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.

Featured escorted tours

Discover the world’s must-see, must-do destinations on one of our escorted tours

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Belfast & the Titanic Experience

Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 2 Excursions Included, 3 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 11 Airports
  • 38 Dates - Aug 2024 - Dec 2025
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Scottish Highland Railways

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 3 Excursions Included, 8 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 9 Airports
  • 40 Dates - Sep 2024 - Oct 2025

Lake Garda

  • 7 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 12 Airports
  • 26 Dates - Aug 2024 - Oct 2025

Classic Scotland

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 8 Excursions Included, 7 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 4 Airports
  • 2 Dates - Sep 2024 - Oct 2024
  • 3 Excursions Included, 5 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 13 Airports
  • 20 Dates - Oct 2024 - Nov 2025

The Royal Caledonian

Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 14 Excursions Included, 9 Meals Included
  • Train Travel Included - 1 Train Station
  • 7 Dates - Sep 2024 - Oct 2025

Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia
  • 4 Excursions Included, 7 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 6 Airports
  • 20 Dates - Aug 2024 - Nov 2025
  • 6 Excursions Included, 7 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 10 Airports
  • 3 Dates - Sep 2024 - Oct 2024
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  • 12 Excursions Included, 22 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 3 Airports
  • 41 Dates - Sep 2024 - Dec 2026
  • 3 Excursions Included
  • Flights Included - 3 Airports
  • 54 Dates - Sep 2024 - Dec 2026
  • 6 Excursions Included
  • Flights Included - 2 Airports
  • 12 Dates - Sep 2024 - Oct 2026
  • 3 Excursions Included, 5 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 1 Airport
  • 10 Dates - May 2025 - Nov 2026

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.

  • 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 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. 

  • To put it plainly, almost anywhere you want: Newmarket Holidays offer almost 200 escorted tours across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. 

  • 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. 

  • For the majority of our escorted tours you will find information about the duration and availability on the itinerary page on the website. We fly from a range of UK airports depending on the destination. For more information about a specific itinerary, contact our Holiday Planners by phone or email. 

  • Newmarket Holidays' collection of escorted tours usually include flights (often from a wide range of UK airports), however some of our packages to the Netherlands include Eurostar rail travel as an alternative form of transport, and a handful of UK based tours are booked without flights as standard. In most cases, our flight inclusive tours can be booked on a 'Make Your Own Way' basis, where you arrange and pay for your own flights to join our tour. If you would like to explore this option, please speak to our Customer Service team. 

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Why book with us

The smallest details are what matter the most when it comes to your holiday, and we aim to elevate every experience you encounter on each one of our award-winning tours.

Complete financial protection

We offer complete financial protection through our membership of ABTA and our ATOL licence, giving you total peace of mind with regards to your money.

Dedicated tour managers and local guides

Every one of our holidays is escorted by friendly, dedicated tour managers and local guides. It's their local knowledge that will turn your wish-list holidays plans into lifelong memories.

Award-winning service

We've won more than 70 awards during our 40-year history, and best of all, you've voted us winners at the British Travel Awards 11 years in a row.

Available 24/7

Wherever you are in the world, you'll be able to contact us. There are many ways to get in touch, and we promise you'll always be speaking to a human, not a computer.

So much included

The price you pay includes all your travel, accommodation, touring itinerary, tour manager and much more. There's no need to pay for annoying extras you weren't expecting with us either.

Holding your hand

Wherever you choose to go next, our team of experts are on hand to assist you before, during and after your holiday, so you can focus on relaxing and enjoying your experience.

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