At Coop Travel, we have a wide range of escorted holidays, specific escorted tours and touring holidays to suit every holidaymaker. Most hotels also offer a wide choice of guided tours to places of cultural, architectural or geographical significance.
Although the battlefields of World War I may seem an unusual choice of destination for a holiday, escorted tours of Ypres and the Somme are one of the top choices for schools teaching history and English literature of this period.
Touring holidays first became popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with the young English elite spending two or three years taking guided tours around Europe, to absorb the culture of the fashionable cities of Paris, Rome and Venice.
These destinations continue to attract huge numbers of visitors, with guided tours around the Forum and Colosseum in Rome, and the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, in much the same way.
Touring holidays are no longer the preserve of the wealthy, with coach tours in the UK and Europe becoming much more popular recently. Coach tours to the traditional German Christmas markets at the beginning of December are a great way of starting your Christmas celebrations early.
Some of the world’s most spectacular scenery is best viewed on foot and nowhere is this truer than in Iceland. You can choose from escorted tours through the deserted volcanic landscape to see the thousands of birds that live on Lake Myvatn, the majestic waterfalls and fjords, or to watch whales off the coast at Husavik.
At Coop Travel, we can offer such a wide choice of escorted holidays in the U.K. and abroad, led by professionals in their field, ranging from walking among ancient ruins to photographing wildlife in its own habitat or pony trekking through quiet bridle paths, that the only thing you’ll find difficult is how to decide.