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First Tour

This month saw the introduction of our latest acquistion of a
brand new Mercedes Tourismo coach.

Last week it’s first tour saw it in France on our Parisien Chateauxs
with tour driver Richard S.
This week as the photo shows, the coach is out and about on our Hebridean Odyssey tour on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Next week sees a change of pace as Paul M takes a private tour to Blackpool.

If you see this one on the road, then by all means, give it a wave!

We also have three remaining Mercedes Tourismos on order, but they are currently delayed at the factory
with the possibly two arriving in October, the other in early 2024.

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Express with Edwards

Edwards Coach Holidays are proud to have a 5 page section in Coach & Bus Weekly discussing our role with National Express and the variety of work we carry out, 365 days a year across the UK and into Europe.

In the article, we reveal our origins, our past, present & future and where our journey with National Express is going as well as our Coach Holidays!

We also talk about our relationships with our suppliers and some of the issues we have faced together.

To read the article in PDF from Coach & Bus Weekly, click here – INTERVIEW with CBW

For National Express website, CLICK HERE

For Edwards Coach Holidays Booking site, CLICK HERE

And for Coach & Bus Weekly CLICK HERE


Coach Holidays Isle of Wight: Discover the Charm and Beauty of this Coastal Paradise

Are you excited to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight? This enchanting island getaway is a hidden treasure located off the coast of the UK, waiting to be discovered and appreciated. Whether you seek a tranquil escape or an action-packed vacation, the Isle of Wight caters for all.

Uncover the Enchantment of the Isle of Wight

Picture yourself strolling through charming coastal towns, with their quaint shops and delightful cafes. The Isle of Wight truly offers a unique combination of natural beauty and British seaside charm. Coach holidays Isle of Wight are the perfect way to relax and let someone else handle all the arrangements. You’ll be able to soak up the breathtaking scenery without a worry in the world!

Indulge in Delicious Cuisine and Local Delights!

If you’re headed to the Isle of Wight, make sure to try out the amazing seaside dining options. Imagine enjoying a scrumptious meal while taking in the gorgeous ocean view and feeling the calming sea breeze on your skin. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Whether you’re craving freshly caught fish and chips or a gourmet seafood platter, you’ll be delighted to find a wide selection of restaurants and cafes that offer these delicious culinary treats.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to try some of the traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations. Treat yourself to hearty stews, savoury pies, and scrumptious puddings that will transport you back in time.

One great way to uncover amazing food finds on this charming island is by checking out the local markets. You’ll come across a variety of locally made delights, such as artisan cheeses, homemade jams, and chutneys that are great as souvenirs or for your picnic basket.

Top Attractions and Must-Visit Places on the Isle of Wight. 

coach holidays isle of wight

If your searching for coach holidays Isle of Wight, there are many popular attractions and noteworthy locations that you won’t want to miss. Here are some of the top picks:

1. The Needles

The Needles is an iconic landmark on the Isle of Wight. These towering chalk stacks rise majestically out of the sea and offer breathtaking views of the coastline. Take a chairlift ride to the viewing platform and witness the beauty of this natural wonder.

2. Ventnor Botanic Garden

Ventnor Botanic Garden is a paradise for nature lovers. Explore the lush gardens filled with exotic plants and vibrant flowers. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere while taking in the scents and colours of the diverse flora.

3. Osborne House

Step back in time and visit Osborne House, the former residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Explore the opulent rooms and beautiful gardens, and gain insights into the historic couple.

4. Carisbrooke Castle

Immerse yourself in history at Carisbrooke Castle. This medieval fortress offers a glimpse into the island’s past. Explore the castle’s ramparts, walk along the battlements, and visit the museum to learn about its rich heritage.

5. Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Chine is a picturesque gorge that will enchant you with its natural beauty. Take a leisurely walk along the winding pathways, cross the rustic bridges, and marvel at the cascading waterfalls. This tranquil oasis is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

Coach Holidays Isle of Wight with Edwards Coaches

Looking for an exceptional holiday experience on the Isle of Wight? Edwards coach tours offer expertly crafted coach holiday tours providing vacations for travellers of all ages. Embark on an unforgettable journey with us today.

Warner Coach Holidays Isle of Wight with Edwards Coaches

Looking for a relaxing getaway on the Isle of Wight? The Warner Hotel in Bembridge is exclusively for adults and offers an all-inclusive holiday package. Edwards holidays offer regular tours to Warner Hotels all over the UK, ensuring hassle-free travel.

Warner Bembridge offers a delightful combination of relaxation, entertainment and breathtaking views. Enjoy an all-inclusive package that covers dinner, accommodations, breakfast, live entertainment, and a range of leisure activities. It’s the ideal getaway for adults looking to unwind and create unforgettable memories.

If you’re interested in booking a coach holiday tour to the Isle of Wight, you can check out our available options on our booking website or call our reservations team to book your next trip today! 

Call our booking offices to book your next Edwards Holiday today!

Llantrisant: 01443 202048
Llansamlet: 01792 274444

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We’re growing

If you are looking for a change of career, then we might just have the opportunity you are looking for.
National Express are expanding their routes and we need drivers based in Avonmouth, Llantrisant & Swansea.
Our Coach holiday programme is is growing and seats on our brochured tours are selling fast. Coach hire is reaching new peaks and we still need to transport our children to school!
To cater for this demand in coach holidays, we are also looking for Tour, Coach hire and school drivers. Call or email our HR department today or fill in a CV online

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An excellent article below from Route One, the industries monthly magazine

In this, are discussions of optimism for the Year ahead in the Coach Tourism & Travel sector.

Contributions from:
Edwards Coaches Contracts Manager, Caroline Narloch
Edwards Coaches Chairman, Mike Edwards
and also includes input from:
Parrys Coaches Managing Director, Dave Parry.


Red Dragon in Spains’ Costa Brava
Red Dragon in Barcelona
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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023



As the Year draws to a close, we thought we would reflect on 2022

Coach holidays have overcome some major hurdles since 2020 but it is great to see a future that is definitely looking bright!

Despite a large number of hotels increasing their base costs to cover energy price hikes and taking Government Contracts, some last-minute hotel changes had to be made with our Contracts team who worked diligently to ensure we were still able to find suitable hotels and bring you exciting new holidays.

European holidays which was initially very difficult but we have seen a strong second half of the year which is encouraging. At the start of the year the temporary suspension of P&O sailings caused major disruption and with Eurotunnel restricting coach journeys – we are now working with DFDS for the majority of our Channel crossings.

Our Tour Department especially our Drivers, carried over 26000 clients on their 2022 coach holidays and between us all, we are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2023.

Our Summer brochure should be with you over the Christmas period; however, it is already online for your perusal, with over 800 departures and many new destinations to choose from!
GROUPS – Edwards Coach Holidays
Working alongside our Holidays department, is our 
GROUP TRAVEL department, who this year despite the challenges, took nearly 90 groups (over 2500 clients) on their holidays!

So in 2023, whatever your group requires, our experienced experts
are willing to share their wealth of knowledge and not only help you,
but inspire you!
If you are looking for daytrips, short breaks, theatres, accommodation, attraction visits or in fact, anything to do with Group Travel
They can help!
01443 857108
Edwards Education & Youth Tours

One of the busiest departments is Edwards Education Youth Tours.
Managing School trips, Sports and Youth Tours, whether to
Cardiff for a daytrip, London for theatre and/or museums visits
or Austria for 10 days Skiing
Look no further than EEYT on 01443 215282
Edwards Local Service
Our Local Bus Service team and drivers worked tirelessly through 2022, ensuring we kept to time, even when we had the high temperatures during the summer and the continued disruption at the beginning of the year, due to coronavirus.
Call 01443 215290 for all LBS queries
Many people do not realise that we have our very own Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) on site and we are able to carry out annual checks (MOTs) on trucks, buses, coaches, horse boxes and Cars.

Our maintenance team inspected over 2,500 vehicles this year.
So, if you are looking for an MOT or scheduled maintenance inspections or even body work repairs and resprays
look no further than our Maintenance team!
01443 215288
Coach Hire
Edwards had the proud responsibility to carry our Welsh Rugby Union and visiting nations throughout 2022, our coach hire team worked enthusiastically for both the 6 Nations & the Autumn internationals.

For any Private Hire enquiries for weddings, daytrips or just transporting you to your favourite venues, we are able to
offer a solution for you.

Every day through school term working with our Transport Department, we carry over 5,000 pupils safely to school, morning and afternoon, including some swimming in between!

When you are looking for Coach hire in 2023, call our Hire Department on 01443 215281 to plan your next coach requirement.
The Portbyhan Hotel
We have to highlight our wonderful hotel in Looe, who provided accommodation for over 20,000 people in 2022, which after such a turbulent time in 2020, was an amazing feat.

Lindsey, Stacey and the dedicated team worked 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that their valued guests were comfortable, entertained and had a great holiday experience…

The webcam from the hotel sees nearly 1000 views a day, including the local fishermen who use it to view the tide, but also from all over the world.
Call 01503 262071

Take a look at the breath-taking scenery for yourself by clicking here for the  WEBCAM
Ruth Madoc
In finishing, we express our deepest condolences to family & friends of the Welsh Icon who was the voice of Edwards Coach Holidays.
Ruth visited us here on several occasions and we were both shocked and saddened at her passing.

God bless campers!
That is Edwards Coaches annual roundup, but the most important people we need to thank, is YOU.

A genuine and sincere, heartfelt thank you for travelling with us, we look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Merry Christmas & a prosperous New Year.  

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Flowers in 2023

Whether you are looking for a Flower show, a Show Garden or maybe something a little more inclusive, we should have something here for your green fingers (or budding ones!) both at home & away!

We have brought back an old favourite with the Southport Flower show. Dates for our regular shows such as 2 or 3 night stays for Chelsea, overnight for Hampton Court as well as the popular 2 nights Tatton Park with an included visit to Trentham Gardens!

Flowers & Gardens

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2Wish Support

Edwards Coaches are extremely proud to offer our support to the 2Wish foundation.

Thank you for your efforts and good luck to all the paticipants in the climb, from the team at Edwards Coaches

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Updated Website

You may have noticed a few minor changes to our website.. if fact there have been some major changes, but we wanted to make the new site feel like that comfortable pair of slippers for you, our customers.
We made pages easier to navigate with clear links to Local Bus, Transport, Recruitment, Blog, Brochures & Contact Us now on a black bar to make it easier to see.
We have created new colour links to our “Trade Bodies” and updated footers and headers and made the “Holiday” section the first and easiest to navigate.

One of the biggest changes has been to our “Coach hire page” to help give you options straight from the homepage with a pop out to direct you exactly where you want to go and a new look contact form that inputs directly into our coach software making your booking process so much easier.

Our Groups page is less complicated with an easy to use contact form.

Our Contact us page is now easier to see with clearer text.

Our Brands are now easier to understand with images that are sharper and descriptions of most aspects of the business.

We have also retained some favourites with a couple of updates in the “About Us” section.

Please, browse our site, which is full of information and ideas with maybe a little inspiration, so let us know if you like or dislike a part of the site and if we can, we will change it to make it easier for you!

Thank you from your team at Edwards Coaches