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Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam | Newmarket Holidays

Brimming with sensory delights, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam are a trio of Southeast Asian countries well worth visiting. The best way to see all three countries on one journey is to travel Newmarket Holidaysalong the Mekong Delta, taking a scenic cruise. Escorted holidays such as those offered by leading UK travel specialist Newmarket Holidays can be among the best ways to discover these countries. Such holidays enable customers to enjoy comfortable accommodation and transportation, as well as fascinating itineraries and the services of a professional, friendly Tour Manager.

Thailand is understandably a top destination for travellers from all around the world. The capital, Bangkok is a bustling city of contrasts, ultramodern and historic all at once. Traditional markets, historic architecture and stunning vibrancy combine to create an unforgettable city. And, as a whole, the nation’s  warm, laid-back locals, complex culture and tradition and great, great food all combine to create a destination that almost all travellers will want to experience for themselves.

Travellers can venture from Bangkok, via a network of canals, to Cambodia. There, travellers love to visit Angkor Thom, the site of the astounding Wat, Cambodia’s most iconic site. Beyond that, Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, is home to numerous sites of historic interest as well as a stunning Royal Palace. From there, travellers can go along the Mekong Delta, with its floating markets, bougainvillea and rice paddies, to reach Vietnam, and the stunning sensory delight that is Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City is a delight in more ways than one. A modern metropolis in which bicycles outnumber cars 100 to one, the city formerly known as Saigon is also filled with tree-lined boulevards and colonial architecture. In fact, the reminders of French colonial rule are virtually countless, creating a fascinating and unique overall atmosphere and what could be considered the world’s original ‘fusion’ cuisine. Vietnam is justifiably famous for its cuisine, and there is nowhere better than Ho Chi Minh City to sample some of the best Asian food available, and on a reasonable budget as well.

As they journey across all three countries, travellers will encounter an enchanting land that is lush and verdant as well as culturally vibrant. Moreover, with a good value for money escorted holiday like the one offered by Newmarket Holidays, they can be sure that enthralling Asian metropolises like Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City will truly come to life without completely breaking the bank

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine with Newmarket Holidays

Newmarket HolidaysBook one of Newmarket Holidays’ memorable holiday cruises through the romantic Rhine Valley during the season when every village and town is all dressed up for Christmas. Join the cruise ship Olympia in Boppard, 20 km south of Koblenz, on the left bank of the Rhine river. Boppard itself features all the elements of an unforgettable holiday. Festive holiday lights, traditional ethnic holiday foods, sightseeing and shopping fill in an otherwise relaxing cruise down the Rhine river. Indeed, quiet lanes, lively plazas and colourful culture greet guests from their first night of the tour until the time they disembark for the trip home.

The Middle Rhine

Relax as the Olympia glides down the river to Rüdesheim, an area famous for its exceptional wines. Travellers have a terrific view of mythical castles and waterside villages, and then the ship sails around the foot of the famed Lorelei  rock. One legend about this landmark is that a maiden cast herself into the Rhine in despair over love lost; the Lorelei rock produces an echo said to be her cry.

Experience this romantic old town during the Christmas season, including the legendary Christmas Market with 120 stalls, representing 12 countries, offering Christmas traditions, customs and merchandise from around the world. Many travellers choose to take the optional excursion to the famous Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett, a surprising assembly of 18th- and 19th-century mechanical musical instruments, which play themselves as the tour walks by.

The Olympia travels downriver to arrive at historic Koblenz, where the Rhine meets the Moselle river. With its wealth of historic buildings and cultural monuments, cosy lanes and its relaxed atmosphere, guests feel right at home while exploring. Koblenz’s Christmas Market offers a variety of concerts, nostalgic rides in carriages, and certain gastronomic delights found only at this time of year.

Newmarket Holidays Services

This Newmarket Holidays river cruise offers full-board accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon tea and evening snacks. Each evening, onboard entertainment is provided; additionally, guests are welcome to attend a cocktail party in greeting and the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Newmarket Holidays cruises include onboard commentary in English for its English-speaking customers, and the services of a friendly and helpful Cruise Manager.

Booking a Christmas cruise with Newmarket Holidays is as easy as picking up the telephone or heading to the company’s website, where a plethora of information is available on all Newmarket Holidays’ tours. The friendly Customer Service Team is always available and happy to help answer questions and make arrangements. As one of the UK’s largest independent tour operators, Newmarket Holidays prides itself on the outstanding customer service and tremendous value it provides.

Newmarket Holidays | Going Further With Confidence

Renowned for providing high quality trips within the UK and Europe, Newmarket Holidays is also a key player in holidaying further afield. Offering a wealth of experiences rich in cultural diversity and excitement, Newmarket Holidays Faraway Places breaks fulfill customers’ most prominent wish list destinations.

Making the decision to travel further than ever before can be daunting, but Newmarket Holidays is fully equipped to make the process far easier. Using its 30 years of travel industry experience, Newmarket Holidays is perfectly placed to help customers wishing to experience exotic locations such as Asia, New Zealand and South America.

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Booking a Faraway Places holiday with Newmarket Holidays offers customers complete peace of mind and confidence that they will have the experience of a lifetime. As a market leader in travel solutions provision, Newmarket Holidays include the following as standard with all trips:

  • Detailed and intricately planned itineraries allowing Newmarket Holidays customers to see as much of every country as possible and to become truly immersed in the heritage and culture. Excursions are included in many planned getaways, promoting the best use of precious holiday time.
  • All departures occur from the UK and in many cases, local airports can be selected in order to reduce unnecessary inconvenience.
  • Good quality accommodation, ensuring comfort and relaxation.
  • Opportunities to partake in optional, extra excursions. These do carry a surcharge, but in accordance with Newmarket Holidays’ commitment to provide affordable holidays, these extra trips are priced reasonably.
  • Experienced Tour Managers, expertly trained to provide useful information and heighten the experience of exploring a new country. All Newmarket Holidays Tour Managers are friendly and approachable, making sure that nobody feels marginalised or uneducated for asking questions. In fact, it is encouraged.
  • Comprehensive financial security through current and valid subscriptions to ABTA and ATOL, the leading travel industry regulators.

Having earned a reputation for providing holidays of a demonstrably high standard, without compromising cost-effectiveness, Newmarket Holidays has sought to build on their name by branching out into more exotic locations. Millions of customers have already chosen Newmarket Holidays as their provider, with many more soon to follow.

Newmarket Holidays / Lapland Christmas Day Trip

Newmarket Holidays have been in business  since 1983, putting together holidays with a difference, which represent excellent value-for-money each and every time. In 2013, Newmarket Holidays have a special festive new addition to the portfolio which will astound and delight children across the UK. As part of the Day Trips by Air catalogue, a visit to Lapland to meet the real Santa Claus is available on selected dates throughout December, from a variety of UK airports.

The Lapland adventure begins with flights from the customer’s chosen airport early in the morning on the selected date, landing in Pajala in Swedish Lapland. On board children and adults alike can take advantage of the in-flight catering, which is included in the price of the trip, while looking out of the window for the first glimpse of the winter wonderland destination. Upon arrival, all travellers are Newmarket Holidaysfitted with protective thermal clothing to cope with the sub-zero temperatures before being transferred to the beginning of the secret path through the forest, which leads to Santa’s very own log cabin. Here children are able to meet the real Santa Claus and receive an early Christmas gift. While this is, of course, the highlight of the day, the fun does not stop here.

Also included in the price of the Lapland trip are two exciting sleigh rides, one husky-drawn and one with Santa’s very own reindeer leading the way. A high-powered snowmobile ride awaits the thrill-seekers and there are opportunities for toboggan rides, snowball fights and snowman building. A two-course hot lunch is served during the day and tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available to warm up cold hands. The traditionally dressed Sami hosts are on hand at all times. This festive adventure will prove to be the trip of a lifetime for young children everywhere. All activities, transport and catering are included in the quoted price, and early booking means that for every adult traveller a child goes half-price.