Top things to enjoy with Shearings this Autumn and Winter


The new Autumn Winter Shearings brochure is finally here and it’s packed with exciting new tours and customer favourites. Here are our top picks from the brochure – we promise you won’t be disappointed….

New Sailings on A-ROSA River Cruises

A-ROSA cruise ships

Shearings has partnered with the unique A-ROSA cruise ships to offer 12 all-inclusive new tours, with sailings along the Rhine, Moselle, Danube, Dutch & Belgian Waterways, Seine and Rhone.

The new selection of lifestyle cruises all begin with a rose for the ladies, offer intimate and rewarding holiday experiences, sailing along scenic destinations in true contemporary style.  Once on board, it won’t take you long to feel home away-from-home and outstanding comfort. You can look forward to comfortable luxury cabins, extensive sun-decks, tasty culinary delights and plenty of on-board activities and cultural excursions. Some of the itineraries available on the A-ROSA include, ‘Dutch Delights & Charms of Flanders’, ‘Romance on the Rhine & Moselle’ and a ‘Provencal Rhone & the Camargue’ cruise. The programme also includes festive sailings on the Danube for the first time, on-board the MS A-ROSA Donna, with a choice of itineraries including ‘Christmas Markets on the Danube‘, Christmas on the Danube’ and ‘New Year on the Danube’

Even better, the price of all A-ROSA cruises includes a dedicated FREE dedicated Home Connect service (where available)

Magical Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

There’s nothing better to get you into the festive spirit than a magical Christmas Markets break.  Shearings autumn winter programme features an even bigger selection of UK & European Christmas Markets, including to world-famous destinations. Choose from a great assortment of UK Christmas Markets with tours to York, Edinburgh, and Cardiff Christmas markets, as well as Alnwick Garden Christmas Markets and the Ulverston and Grassington Dickensian Festivals.

Or further afield, visit spectacular markets in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and many more. New to this year, retreat from bustle of the city centre on our Zagreb and Ljubljana tour, or enjoy the lively village of Kirchberg on our Salzburg and Innsbruck tour. Each tour offers unique opportunities to visit dazzling towns and experience memorable shopping trips, picking up unusual handicrafts, local delicacies and delightful decorations, at a relaxing pace.  

WW1 Battlefields and Journey’s End Tour

Battlefields tour

Shearings has added a new moving new Battlefields tour, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The itinerary includes tickets to a see a new production of a play called ‘Journey’s End’, the only play ever written by someone who fought in the war, R.C. Sheriff.

This play was first staged in London and had Laurence Olivier as the lead. It’s set in a claustrophobic dug out, set over four days, leading up to a massive attack.  The play is full of tension and terror and is played out for you and to make the experience more memorable, it is performed in the Kruitmagazijn, an ammunition store close to Ypres. 

Along with this outstanding play, you can also tour some of the main battlefield sites, with the service of very knowledgeable battlefield guides that make the stories come alive. You will finish in the medieval town of Bruges with its maize of cobbled streets and canals.

Lake Como Short Breaks By Air

Lake Como

If you are looking for a quick Italian getaway this winter, Shearings has the perfect answer. The company has updated its winter programme by adding short-breaks by air to breathtaking Lake Como.  You can choose either a 4-day weekend break (Friday to Monday) or a 5-day (Monday to Friday break), flying from either Manchester or London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa, with transfers to the pretty lakeside town of Cadenabbia, and all inclusive accommodation in Hotel Britannia Excelsior included in the price. 

You can simply relax for few days, sipping on cocktails while taking in the beauty of Lake Como and its scenic mountain backdrops…

Travelling Solo? No problem…

Istrian Coast

Shearings has also updated its ‘Your Time’ range for single travellers, and added a new ‘London & Windsor Discovery’ itinerary, which offers a guided tour of London, a cruise on the Thames, and a trip to Windsor including entrance. If you wish to travel further afield, there is also a new Andorra holiday, with no singles supplement by Express coach. Other tours available in this range is a holiday to stunning ‘Croatia & the Istrian Coast’

On a Your Time break, everything is organised for you from start to finish…

Price includes return travel, accommodation in sole occupancy rooms, meals, and excursions – plus, we will be on hand to assist throughout the holiday and holidays available with absolutely no single supplements… 

To book any of these tours, please visit or call 0844 209 7143 quoting ACC701

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