£10 London specials

National History Museum - London £10 Special

Every so often we’ll schedule a trip to London for only £10 per person. No catches, just jump on board and enjoy a day out in London for the special price of £10.

The latest £10 trip to London was scheduled during half term and it focused on the London Museums. Our travel apprentice Ashley and her five year old, Tyler, joined the tour at the Red Lion Square pick up in Hythe and shared their experience of the day with us all.  (...read more)

Five reasons you should get married abroad

Wedding, Beautiful Romantic Bride and Groom Kissing and Embracing at Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you think that the average cost of a wedding in the UK in 2016 was around £30,000 according to Brides Magazine, paying for a wedding package abroad doesn’t sound out of reach anymore.  Here are fivae reasons why a wedding package in a warmer climate is a good alternative for your big day:

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Three reasons to use an independent travel agent in 2017

In an age of online travel deals filling our inboxes to the brim, it often feels like great money saving offers are only one click away – but most of the times they turn out to be nothing more than a mediocre holiday wrapped in eye catching marketing.

But fear not – this year you can save money and travel like a pro with the help of our travel experts. The best travel trend for 2017 is your good old fashioned high street travel agent with a twist – the independent travel agent.  (...read more)

Good morning, Vietnam!

Buddha Vietnam Crosskeys Travel

Buddha Vietnam

I was determined to see as much of Vietnam as possible in my 11 days, this was to include travel from the UK too. This was going to be an adventure and this is how I completed a mini trip of a lifetime (all this with my 15 year old son)!  (...read more)

Day out to see Aladdin with Crosskeys

Aladdin the Musical at Prince Edward Theatre in London

Aladdin the Musical at Prince Edward Theatre in London

Joy of joy for those of us who love the West End but hate the rib-poking crush of the Tube; did you know Crosskeys Coaches do theatre trips from South East Kent?  So myself and my partner decided to go up and see Aladdin with them.  We’re fairly regular visitors to the West End and direct coaches to London sounded like a great idea.

Aladdin the Musical at Prince Edward Theatre in London

Having a good day out to see Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre in London with Crosskeys

The route runs from Deal, around the coast to Ashford, then a quick stop at the services for a comfort break and then right into the heart of London (we got on in Dover).  The coach was brand new and crazy comfortable; my body from the waist down usually takes a nap 90 minutes into any National Express trip but upon disembarking on Shaftesbury Avenue, which is just 2 minutes and 50 distractions away from the theatre, I felt fresh as a daisy.  The coach was fitted with seatbelts, lights and air conditioning too which is always nice.  The driver was very friendly and kept everyone informed on the way of the route, time, what to expect etc and even hand maps to hand out upon arrival so those less London-inclined would be able to find their way back.

We got there with 3 hours to spare so we were able to upset our bank managers shopping on Regent Street before having an amazing lunch at Patty and Bun just next door to the theatre (highly recommended).

“Magic, wonder, amazing music and a story to render the hardest of hearts into a gooey smushy mess.”

As for the show, well it’s a Disney musical.  You know how it goes.  Magic, wonder, amazing music and a story to render the hardest of hearts into a gooey, smushy mess.  All the songs from the film are in there, and the Genie (played by the absolutely incredible Trevor Dion Nicholas) is out at the very beginning.  His performance is so over the top and energetic you can’t help but immediately get drawn in to the show.  The sets are bright and colourful (especially the cave of treasures), and be prepared for pyrotechnics and streamers.  My personal favourite from the show was Kassim, Omar and Babkak’s number “High Adventure”.  It wasn’t in the film but it’s a brilliant piece of choreography.  The show is fantastic and genuinely does pitch its’ material in such a way that people of all ages can get enjoyment from it.

Our coach driver was, as he promised, ready and waiting for us on Shaftesbury Avenue to take us home again and everyone found their way back to the coach without incident.  Again, a lovely, peaceful relaxing journey home was just what was needed after the madness, hustle and bustle known as the West End.

In summary, I really enjoyed this day trip.  Going to London for the day can be an exhausting proposition when relying on most forms of public transport, since it’s a continual rush from station to tube, tube to venue and then back again, all while combatting the masses who are trying to accomplish similar. Thanks to Crosskeys it was without a doubt the easiest day trip to London I have ever had.  Just jump on the coach to a friendly smile, sit back and relax and get off exactly where you want to go. I highly recommend these day trips to anyone who wants to enjoy the brilliance of the West End without any of the hassle.

Many thanks to our guest blogger Adam Whatson for sharing his experience of the day!

Single Traveller? We have got the holidays for you!

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Being a single traveller can sometimes be daunting, but travelling on your own doesn’t have to be lonely with Leger Holidays. Here at Crosskeys Travel we are able to provide our customers with some fantastic Leger breaks away specifically aimed for those who travel alone or maybe with a friend.

Leger Holidays are famous for their great onboard atmosphere and experience which makes it all the more tempting to take up one of their fantastic holidays. Whether you would like to chat and get to know like minded people or simply savour the time on your own – the choice is yours.

Not only do Leger Holidays provide single travellers with the chance to get to know new people, they also have their customers needs, safety and comfort at the heart of what they do. Being a single traveller, they never expect their passengers to wait at lonely bus stops – they will provide door-to-door pick ups to give you that extra peace of mind. What a brilliant and considerate touch!

What’s the main complaint of a single traveller? Single room supplements! But not with Leger! Leger will never penalise you for travelling alone, they have managed to secure their rates with the hotels they use which means you, the customer, do not get stung for travelling alone! Fabulous.

We definitely recommend a single traveller break with Leger, so why don’t you pop in to Crosskeys Travel at 101 Sandgate Road and chat to us about what you might like, or maybe give us a call on 01303 272625. We’d love to hear from you!

We are selling Leger Holidays!

We have been delighted at the response to the brand new shop in Folkestone. We have had many loyal customers come in and tell us how happy they are to see us on the high street, as well as meeting so many new customers who have taken interest and booked up our trips.

Being on the high street is a brand new venture for Crosskeys Travel, as some of you know we were based in Caesars Way in Folkestone. This site is still open but this is mainly used for the general running of the coaches as well as coach hire. The shop is purely for our short breaks and excursions, as well as introducing our customers to all the new avenues we are exploring.

We have recently started working with Leger holidays and selling their fantastic luxury coach holidays. Leger pride themselves on providing their customers with the most unforgettable experiences all over the world and we are delighted to be able to offer these products to our customers. They really do have some fantastic prices available for trips all over the world. So if you fancy kicking back, letting someone else do the driving as well as taking in a part of the world you’ve never seen before then pop down to see us, grab a brochure or have a chat with us about what you’d like, I am sure we can find something to suit all your needs and wants for a fabulous Leger Holiday.

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Mini Bus Hire

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16 seat minibus for hire

 

Mini Bus Hire

16 seat minibus for hire

Our mini bus hire service has been significantly improved due to the arrival of our new 16 seat Mercedes Benz Executive mini bus. The mini bus will be used on some of our day trips as well as for private hire and for groups.

Mini Bus Hire

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Christmas Market Day Trips

The Christmas Markets are a popular day trip every year. Crosskeys Coaches have been running these Christmas Markets Day Trips for many years and they continue to be a sell out!

This year we visit the Christmas Markets of Bruges, Lille and St Albans for the day. We also have a 3 night trip to the Valkenberg Christmas Market – unique in the fact that they are underground in an extensive network of caves!

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Coach Tour to visit The Darling Buds of May and the Ghosts of Pluckley

Travel by coach to visit the Kentish villages where the Darling Buds of May was filmed and find out about the ghosts that make Pluckley the most haunted village in England.

 

Our coach tour at the end of May, will begin in the picturesque village of Little Chart, before travelling on to Pluckley. Here, we will walk around the village, lapping up the atmosphere and seeing familiar scenes from the TV series, first broadcast back in 1991. Pluckley is also renowned for being the most haunted village in England and our guide will have some spooky tales to share with us!

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