Shearings Holidays

21st Aug 2017

Shearings Holidays UK, Europe & Worldwide

With over 100 years’ experience planning holidays Shearings really know their stuff. Getting more than you expect from life is always a nice surprise. At Shearings Holidays they try to give you more than you expected in many different ways. In fact you could say that going the extra mile is at the heart of the company, because they genuinely care about their customers.

You’ll notice the Shearings Holidays difference when you’re booking a holiday with their reservations team, chatting to one of the drivers or meeting customer service staff. Why? Because they want to do everything they can to make your time with them as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. After all, a holiday should be just that.

Shearings Holidays offer a wide range of destinations and experiences to suit every taste including holidays by air, coach or rail, cruises, and even self-drive hotel breaks staying at one of our own hotels. How about taking to the open road and discovering the magic of the Emerald Isle or catching a glimpse of how life used to be in Britain’s most prestigious stately homes and castles? What’s more you could enjoy the rugged beauty of the Scottish Isles or the traditional charm of the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands, or take a trip back in time to the golden era of rail travel or even relax as you explore some of England’s most scenic landscapes.

If you would like to travel further a field, then look no further. With Shearings Holidays you can discover some of Europe’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. From ever popular and historic Italy to the scenic beauty of Austia or Switzerland. Or why not discover the once closed countries to the west of Eastern Europe.  Shearings have also a wonderful selection of River Cruise holidays for you to choose from.

Why travel by coach?

Travel on one of our famous blue (or gold!) coaches to your chosen destination and you won’t be disappointed. Coach travel is one of the greenest ways for you to go on holiday, with six times lower carbon emissions than flying and four times less emissions than driving.

It’s also a great way to sit back and take in the surrounding scenery, meaning you can being to relax the moment you leave your joining point. Relax with like-minded passengers on board one of our luxury coaches, as our friendly, experienced drivers keep you entertained and informed about the local areas.

Excursions, travel and half-board accommodation are included in the majority of our holidays, making the whole package excellent value for money.

Who we are

We are the UK’s number one coach holiday tour operator. We work hard to bring you the holiday you deserve, whether you choose to enjoy the beautiful coasts, countryside and towns of the UK, or venture further afield to sample the cultural delights of Europe or even further afield.

What we do

Based in Wigan, we offer coach, air, rail, cruise and hotels breaks to more than 170 destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide, from hundreds of departure points. As Europe’s largest coach tour holiday operator, we offer a huge variety of choice, making your holiday as personal to you as possible. We also own 52 hotels in the UK, assuring you of the authentic Shearings experience from start to finish – friendly and helpful service, great entertainment, comfortable accommodation and value for money.What we do

Complete Peace of Mind

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to travel with a company you know and trust. Book with Shearings and you can rest assured that your holiday will be protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents), and also by our licence with ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) if you’re travelling by air.

We also belong to several other trade organisations, including the FTO (Federation of Tour Operators), CPT (Confederation of Passenger Transport UK), PSA (Passenger Shipping Association) and ACE (Association of Cruise Experts). We’re a founder member of BEST (Better Escorted Touring), a body comprising the country’s leading escorted tour operators.

Bonded Coach Holidays

Shearings Holidays is a member of the Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation Of Passenger Transport UK Ltd. This is a government approved consumer protection scheme. This ensures that in relation to the coach package holidays described on this website that the clients’ monies are protected by a Bond in the unlikely event of the Member’s Insolvency. Clients are recommended to inspect the current membership certificate at our registered office or alternatively go to or telephone 0207 240 3131 to confirm current membership


With over 100 years’ experience, we know what makes a great holiday. But don’t just take our word for it… Thanks to votes of our loyal customers, we won four British Travel Awards in 2011, including Specialist Best Escorted Tours Operator, UK/Domestic Holiday Company of the Year, Best Tour Operator to Central & Northern Europe and Best Independent Tour Operator to the Italian Peninsula & Malta.

What’s more, the coach industry voted Shearings for European Coach Holiday Programme of the Year in the 2011 Coach Tourism Awards, while the travel trade voted us Best Coach Operator in the 2012 Globe Travel Awards (for the fourth consecutive year), Rail, Road & Sea Operator of the Year in the 2011 TTG Awards and Star Coach Operator in the Travel Bulletin Star Awards – proof that we really are the best in the business. Find out more

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