Grand UK Holidays has unveiled 26 new UK and Ireland holidays in its summer 2014 brochure – which celebrates the company's 30th anniversary.
And 30 years after the operator's first customers visited Bournemouth, the resort features in a new tour for 2014, called ‘Bournemouth and D-Day’.
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, it includes trips to see the command post at Southwick House, the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth and other associated sites in Weymouth and Portland.
The interest in World War Two has also led to the introduction of another new holiday – ‘Cambridge, Duxford & Bletchley Park’ – which explores the world of the famous wartime code-breakers as well as the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Fresh options have been added to the range of UK themed breaks, including ‘Medieval Magic’, which features a medieval banquet in a castle – complementing the popular regulars such as Line Dancing, Bingo Breaks, Rambling and Antiques & Collectables.
Green-fingered holidaymakers are catered for with a range of new garden holidays, including trips to see the RHS Malvern Gardening Show and the ‘Secret Gardens of Yorkshire’s East Riding’.
The Grand UK Gold tours, which offer more upmarket accommodation and luxury coach travel, have been expanded again, and feature new UK options in resorts such as the Cotswolds and Peak District.
A five-day Bournemouth and D-Day tour leads in at £329 per person while a four-day Medieval Magic option costs from £229.
Prices in the new summer brochure start at £139 for a four-day Magical Mystery Tour in the UK, including coach travel, half-board accommodation and excursions.