River Thames - London
Christmas Lunch Cruise
North Wales
staying at Warner Bodelwydden Castle
Our 2019 Holiday Collection
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Welcome to Athena Holidays: Premium Holidays by Coach

We like to think Athena Holidays is a family business. Providing UK coach holidays from our base in Berkhamsted – Hertfordshire, we remain truly local by not using major interchanges and have joining points in convenient locations from Hemel Hempstead to Oxford.

Our holiday collection features tours all over the UK from Devon and Cornwall, to Wales, the Lake District and the South Coast. We also have holidays to suit all budgets, with simple family run hotels to Warner Leisure Hotels with their vast entertainment programme. On the majority of our holidays we have at least five rooms with no single supplement to help those travelling on their own.

The collection of day trips are also extremely popular. Starting with our Ladies Day at Ascot trip five years ago, we have now expanded the programme to Christmas Markets, Day Cruises, Railways and Seaside trips in the summer, starting from a very reasonable £23 per person.

Each of our holidays is hand crafted to make sure you have the best experience possible, from the comfortable hotels we stay at, to the carefully planned excursions included.

The Athena Holidays Team

Jackie, David, Ashley, Angela, Jax, Karine and Rosie

No Major Interchanges

Our holidays will always go directly to the resort, reducing travel time and the need for interchanges.

Personal Service

We care about the quality of your holiday experience and our friendly staff will support your every need.

Quality Hotels

Our selection of 3* and 4* hotels have been carefully chosen for their quality and value for money. There is a larger selection of Warner Leisure Hotels for 2019, along with Potters Resort in Norfolk all with outstanding facilities. 

ABTA Bonded

ABTA financial protection. Book with confidence.

Included Excursions

On our holidays, we include two excursions in the local area (excluding leisure breaks), which will be escorted by our tour hostess. On some tours, there will be an excursion every day, while others will include a day for you to explore yourself or use the facilities of the hotel.

Local Joining Points

Convenient locations close to home including Thame, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Wendover, Tring, Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and new for 2019 Kings Langley.

Low Single Supplements

For 2019 we have increased the number of single rooms (or double rooms for sole occupancy) while remaining to keep supplements affordable across the programme.

Tour Hostess

On all of our holidays and day trips will be our ‘Tour Hostess’ who will be there to look after your every need.

Are you a Group Leader?

If you are a group leader looking to organise a tour package for your club or organisation, we can help.

We have experience of organising and driving group tours throughout the UK since 2003, and will ensure we find the right price in the right area. Over the past couple of years we have helped leaders with holidays to Bournemouth, Wales, Northumbria, Lancashire and for this year Ireland.

Alternatively, if you don’t have enough numbers to take a full tour, maybe 15 people, why not take an allocation of rooms on one of our preplanned tours.

Please enquire for details.

Athena Holidays for Single Travellers

Double Rooms for Sole Occupancy

Where possible we have ‘Double Rooms for Sole Occupancy’, giving you a larger room with a larger bed. On a couple of tours we may have one or two single rooms, but ask us for further details.

‘Mix & Mingle’ Welcome Reception

In order to make our single travellers feel welcome and relaxed, we will hold a reception on the first day to get to know your fellow guests. 

Social Dining Table

For those who don’t want to be on their own at dinner, we will have a ‘Social Table’ hosted by our Tour Hostess. A great way to socialise with fellow travellers.

Tour Hostess

On all of our holidays and day trips will be our ‘Tour Hostess’ who will be there to look after your every need.