Who we are...
About Us - Gold Crest Holidays
Welcome to our Gold Crest Holidays and an exciting short breaks holiday programme. Our brochures and website are packed full of interesting, value-for-money short breaks by coach, eurostar and river cruise.
We have been trading since 1995 (2016 is our 21st birthday!) and our package of short breaks has evolved into a very successful tour portfolio and we are delighted to say that we have very many happy customers who return to travel with for their holidays each year.
We specialise in providing affordable short breaks - our holidays are reasonably priced and offer great value for money - something that is important to our customers.
We are fully bonded with ABTA who have strict rules for membership and offer financial protection, meaning that your money is safe.
So, now that you know a little more about Gold Crest Holidays, hopefully you will now consider one of our short break coach holidays and so we are pleased to show you our collection of short break ideas for the year ahead.
If you would like a free brochure by post please get in touch and we will be delighted to send you one in the post. Alternatively, follow the link at the top of this page and view our brochure online straight away! You can either phone us on 01943 433457 or email us or visit your friendly travel agent. Please see the 'contact us' link at the bottom of this page for more ways of getting in touch.
We continue to make improvements, always listening to customer feedback and suggestions. So, whether you choose one of our existing best-selling holidays or go for one of our brand new breaks you can relax and let us take good care of you.
So what's stopping you... browse our website, choose a tour you like and give yourself something good to look forward to by reserving your places without delay.
Awards & Recognition
FINALIST! Best Medium Coach Holiday Operator 2013 by British Travel Awards
A finalist at the British Travel Awards in the category Best Medium Coach Holiday Operator.
WINNER! Best Medium Coach Holiday Operator 2012 by British Travel Awards
Gold Crest Holidays won the British Travel Award 2012 in the category Best Medium Coach Holiday Operator. We're over-the-moon to be the winner as the British Travel Awards means so much to us because the votes come from you, the public.
WINNER! Best Marketing Campaign 2013 by Disneyland Paris
On a magical evening at the Disneyland Hotel in November 2012, none other than Mickey Mouse himself presented Gold Crest Holidays with a coveted 'Mousecar' award, as winners of the Best Marketing Campaign 2012.
3rd place in Best Coach Holidays Tour Operator 2012 by Atout France
We were honoured to be a finalist for ‘Best Coach Holidays Operator to France’ at the 2012 French tourism awards on Friday June 1. At a glittering gala dinner at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, newsreader Bill Turnbull gave out the awards and we were honoured to be awarded third place.
Finalist in Coach Tour Operator Website of the Year 2012 by The Coach Tourism Awards
We were delighted to be a finalist in the category Coach Tour Operator Website of the Year 2012 at The Coach Tourism Awards. The awards, organised by trade magazine Coach Monthly, recognise excellence across coach tour operators, tourist destinations and attractions, and industry suppliers.
Winner of Best Coach Holidays Tour Operator 2010 by Atout France
Gold Crest Holidays beat off stiff competition from coach operators from across the UK to win a nationally recognised accolade at the 2010 French Tourism Awards. At the awards ceremony held in London, Gold Crest’s transport manager Geoff Walmsley and hotel contractor Richard Piclet collected the accolade. Host for the evening, Gyles Brandreth, writer, broadcaster and former MP congratulated them both. The awards are given bi-annually and are judged by a panel of independent judges from the Travel Trade and presented at a Gala Dinner organised by Atout France, the French Government Tourist Office for the UK and Ireland.
Billy Graham has been looking after Gold Crest’s customers for many years. As one of our most popular tour drivers, we were delighted when Billy was revealed as the Winner of Top UK Coach Driver at the UK Coach Awards. Billy drives for Coachrane’s coaches who have been a leading supplier for Gold Crest Holidays for more than 10 years. Congratulations Billy!