Leger Holidays puts 2023 tours on sale
by Jessica Pook
Escorted tour specialist Leger Holidays has released the first 185 of its 2023 holidays, securable with deposits from £50pp.
Included in the early release is a collection of ‘Grand Explorer’ trips designed to tap into the post-lockdown trend to book a bucket list holiday to make up for a lost year.
Far-flung offerings include ‘Discover New Zealand’, a 22-day tour covering Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Queenstown and more, which is priced from £6,599pp, and a Grand Russian Spectacular & Highlights of Scandinavia, a 16-day tour priced from £2,299pp.
Alternatively, music fans will love ‘Mardi Gras in New Orleans, plus Nashville & Elvis Presley’s Memphis,' an 11-day tour priced from £2,099pp.
Leger's specialist historical tours will also return for 2023, including the 16-day ‘Vietnam War’ option, visiting Hue, Hanoi and Saigon, priced from £3,679pp. Tours like ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, which visits the major WW1 battlefields of Flanders, Ypres, The Somme and MeninGate, and ‘Battle of the Bulge’, to WW2 sites, are also among the trips available to book now.
Leger notes that single traveller holidays and date-specific tours are among the first to get booked up and has added a selection to accommodate demand. Solo travellers can book ‘Treasures of Tuscany’, ‘Highlights of Majorca’, ‘Spring and Autumn in Lake Garda’ and ‘Spectacular Spain’, while notable events such as 2023 Venice Carnival, 2023 Nice Carnival or the 2023 Mardi Gras in New Orleans are also on sale in advance.
Shearings’ Head of Retail Sales, Ashley Dellow, said: “Travel agents are reporting that customers are making up for a no holiday year by booking ahead, so they have something to look forward to.
“With the money saved they are going for bigger holidays, maybe holidays of a lifetime such as our ‘Grand Explorer’ collection. YOLO syndrome – you only live once – has kicked in! Selling these holidays is a wonderful opportunity for travel agents to start making substantial commission again.”
Leger Holidays also has a wide selection of coach holidays to destinations throughout Europe, with local coach joining points throughout Great Britain.