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Plan your perfect Group holiday with Glenton Holidays

 

Did you know that Glenton look after a huge number of private group tours as well as the holidays you see featured in our brochures?

Glenton can tailor make any tour imaginable for your group – be it a day trip, short weekend break away, a week long summer holiday, visiting an event or even a festive break such as  Christmas shopping, Turkey & Tinsel themed tours or Hogmanay spectaculars.

Groups have their own dedicated, specialist team here at Glenton and we are very proud to have so many clubs return year and year looking for us to organise their holiday. Our Groups Manager, Claire has over 15 years experience in group travel alone. 

Every year hundreds of groups choose to travel with Glenton and here is why!

Benefits

  • Personal service from experience holiday advisors to look after your enquiry/ booking with direct dial telephone number
  • Free, no obligation quotes
  • Tailor made tours cost on a minimum number of your choice
  • Provisional bookings held for up to 2 months with no obligation
  • Free posters for you to promote your trip

 

  • Booking deposits from just £20.00 per person
  • Request your favourite coach operator & driver
  • Choose your joining point(s) and departure times
  • Tailor made itineraries - planning choose your own excursions

 

  • Up to 3 free places
  • Free holiday insurance option*
  • 10% discount off group leader’s personal tours if booked with Glenton*
  • Free room upgrade for group leaders where possible on personal & group tours*
  • Free bottle of wine in room for group leaders on group tours*

*conditions apply    

We don’t forget about smaller groups either! If you have between 15-25 passengers looking to book onto one of our brochure tours you can take advantage of the benefits above as well as a free personal pickup point of your choice for the group added to our tour route. Let us come to collect you on the morning of departure!

Are you a group leader or involved with a group or club? Why not consider Glenton for your trip this year? Simply give us a call to our direct line group’s team on 0141 221 1668 or email us at groups@glentonholidays.com. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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Visit Bournemouth

Bournemouth
Bustling Bournemouth has everything you could possibly want in a beach break all wrapped up in one beautiful resort. Hop aboard the little land train and pick your perfect spot on a golden beach, sprinkled with colourful deckchairs and stretching for miles beneath a magnifcent cliff-line

Things to see and do
Bournemouth Pier: enjoy traditional seaside
fun, take a boat trip, sip a coffee and
browse the gift shop.
Bournemouth beach: seven miles of awardwinning sands to relax on.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum:
housed in a Grade I listed building and
presenting fascinating themed displays and
artefacts.
Alum Chine Tropical Gardens: awardwinning displays of tropical flowers by the
sea.
Parks & Gardens: choose from the resort’s
Upper, Central and Lower gardens featuring
colourful spectacles and unusual species.
Aviation Museum: hop on the local bus
to the Aviation Museum where you’ll fnd
historic aircraft and interactive exhibits.
Shopping: browse everything from large
stores to tiny boutiques and souvenir shops

Choice of Hotels we are travelling to in 2019 are:

Durley Dean Hotel

Situated on Bournemouth’s East Cliff just minutes from the beach, Durley Dean Hotel
is a former Victorian townhouse now featuring contemporary design. Rooms are
modern and there is a charming lounge bar.

Hallmark East Cliff Hotel

This charming hotel is located on Bournemouth’s East Cliff just a fve minute stroll
from the town centre. Impressive facilities include a pretty garden and a spacious sun
terrace overlooking a seasonal outdoor pool. Inside there are stylish and comfortable
public areas whilst bedrooms are spacious and well equipped

Royal Bath Hotel

As the frst hotel built in Bournemouth, the Britannia Royal Bath naturally seized the
best seafront position yet just metres from the shops and gardens of the resort. Set
in landscaped gardens, this grand property boasts modern amenities and Victorian
splendour.

If you are looking to visit Bournemouth, contact us on 08000 24 24 24 for dates and availability to Bournemouth.

Image credit to: Love Bournemouth

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New Year's Resolutions

“New Year, New Me!”

Yes, it’s that time of year when we all make a New Year resolution that we just know we’re not going to keep!  So why do we do it?  I guess we all hope we can make a better version of ourselves.

With the Old Year going out, and a New Year coming in, it seems like a natural time to make improvements and changes in one’s life. So we asked our Glenton employees what their resolution will be for 2019.  Half the staff resolved to stop making resolutions! (Clearly they don’t believe in making change to improve themselves!)

This year’s top 3 resolutions are:

  • Attend gym
  • Lose weight
  • Be more organised – both a home and at work

Whilst many had general resolutions, our very own Lindsey decided to improve our environment by resolving to “cut down on my use of plastics by making more of a conscious effort when doing my weekly shop to not buy fruit and vegetables that are already pre-packed in single use plastic and also to try and recycle more household waste”.  

Congratulations to Lindsey for her environmentally friendly decision! New Year resolutions may not be for all but it’s definitely a good way to start making changes!

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GLENTON Sales Assistant, Jill Speers has enjoyed twenty-fve GLENTON holidays visiting must see places such as the Isle of Wight, Newquay, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Llandudno, Liverpool and York...to name but a few! Recently Jill went on our tour to Torquay along with her Mum, Julie – here’s how they got on in divine Devon...

Torquay has to be my favourite UK destination. From the palm trees along the front to the stunning views across the bay – you could be anywhere in world. We stayed at the Victoria Hotel which was lovely – easily one of my favourites of all the GLENTON hotels we have stayed in – which is quite a few over the last nine years! The Victoria is part of a complex of four hotels and guests are welcome to use facilities in any of them. Torquay seafront is a ten minute stroll and the resort land train, as well as several bus services stop right outside the hotel.

We decided to visit a few tourist attractions in and around Torquay. My Mum had been to Torquay as a child and visited Kent’s Cavern, an underground labyrinth of caves, and decided she would  like to return.We took the bus from Torquay town centre up to the caves at the top of the cliff. It was a fascinating tour as our guide took us back 2.5 million years to show us how the caves were formed. We were surrounded by 400 million-year-old rocks and stalagmites of all shapes, sizes and colours. Then we were shown a variety of bones and teeth from Ice Age animals and taken in to the bears den where we got to experience the famous Kent’s Cavern blackout. The guide switched off his torch and any lights in the cave so you were in complete darkness! Although there were a few steep sections to walk through, I would defnitely recommend this attraction. After a bite to eat at the Cavern Café, we headed to Babbacombe model village – a miniature size world of over 400 buildings, shops and famous landmarks. It was wonderful to visit this popular attraction and see how much work has been put in to its creation. From little touches like miniature animals at the zoo and model people sunbathing at the beach to a huge fre breathing dragon in a castle battle scene – a defnite must see for all ages.

Next day the sun was shining so we took a boat trip across the bay to Brixham – a quaint little fshing village full of tourist shops and cafés as well as a charming market right on the seafront packed with stalls selling locally produced food and crafts. We watched the antics of children fishing from the pier as we enjoyed coffee & cake in one of the many harbour cafés. Later it was time to board the ferry back to our superb hotel in Torquay in time for dinner.

Dawlish & Teignmouth

Dawlish is famous for ‘The Brook’ running through the centre of town and we were delighted to catch a glimpse of the black swans on this river which have been the town’s emblem for over 40 years. We wandered around the variety of shops before a quick bite to eat in one of the many pleasant cafés. We moved on to Teignmouth where we were dropped off on the seafront with miles of sandy beaches and promenade so a walk in the warm sunshine was the obvious frst thing to do. The high street was calling next, with lovely Georgian style buildings and a range of typical high street names and tourist shops. We couldn’t leave Teignmouth without a visit to the historic Victorian Pier. Unfortunately part of the pier was closed due to storm damage, but we did have a go in the amusements before joining the coach back to our hotel.

Dartmouth River Cruise

The highlight of our week! We joined the Cardiff Castle boat at Totnes for our ninety minute sail along the River Dart listening to hilarious and informative commentary from our Skipper. We passed several notable sites including Sir Walter Raleigh’s Boat house, the Britannia Royal Naval College and Agatha Christie’s estate. We spotted lots of wildlife including seals and a variety of birds as well as some Navy students doing training exercises. We both thoroughly enjoyed this trip.

Exeter

A city steeped in Roman history, we loved having a wander around looking at the beautiful architecture and seeing the Gothic St Peter’s Cathedral which you can view from various places throughout the heart of this metropolis. It was delightful to experience how the older part of the city with cobbled streets and independent shops has retained Exeter’s history and blends seamlessly with the much more modern high street

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Glenton Holidays has been crowned as the 'BEST BOOKING AGENT 2018' in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure awards

We want to thank everyone that voted for us in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards. It has been a pleasure serving all our customer in 2018 and look forward to what 2019 has to bring.

Why Glenton should win...

Here at Glenton we are firmly committed to ensuring our customers have the best holiday experience possible.  We strongly believe we are only as good as our last holiday. Once a week, we scrutinise every tour questionnaire, discuss clients’ suggestions and address any issues raised. We show transparency by featuring holiday ratings from previous guests in our brochure.

Glenton has the perfect getaway for everyone with our range of brands. Customers can choose a traditional coach tour or indulge in a holiday with miles more style aboard a Glenton Select vehicle. Our popular GOOD COMPANIONS hosted holidays are exclusively for mature solo travellers so they can relax or explore in the company of like-minded folk with no annoying single room supplements. We offer a wide-ranging ocean cruise programme and competitively priced air holidays all departing from local ports and airports. We arrange getaways for clubs so friends can travel together.  Add on our popular home pickup service, extensive choice of coach joining points, onboard welcome pack full of goodies and total peace of mind with ABTA and ATOL protection and you can see why Glenton is the tour operator that goes the extra mile so our customers have the time of their lives. We are also particularly proud of our Loyalty Club which has attracted over two thousand members since its launch in January 2017. Customers who join our Loyalty Club for just £25 per year benefit from free holiday insurance on all Glenton holidays both in the UK and abroad, saving them £££s on high street travel policies. They also get 10% off our day trips and receive a regular newsletter with exclusive holiday offers. Glenton also presents the chance to win prizes by entering competitions via our Facebook page. Indeed, we ran a ‘Freebie Friday’ competition throughout the month of July, giving away a wide range of goodies including an eight day continental river cruise.

 

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