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Alfa Travel Departures From: Nationwide departures available throughout England and North Wales

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Why choose Alfa Travel?

  • Alfa holidays are terrific value
  • They offer a great choice of holiday destinations across the UK and Europe
  • Alfa holidays tend to include more excursions with more included content than most other operators
  • They have an outstanding fleet of modern luxury coaches
  • Their pick up service offers a wider choice of joining points than the majority of their competitors
  • They are very proud of the standard of their drivers
  • The hotels they use - many owned by their sister company Leisureplex – are of a consistent standard
  • The offer a wide selection of Partner Hotels to offer you more choice than ever
  • Entertainment is included on at least 4 nights per week at most of their hotels
  • Their holiday descriptions are very clear about what is included and they do not omit necessary meals or excursion content just to get down to an eye catching price
  • Alfa do not have any hidden extras; with no charges for pick up points, front seats or specific room types

Although they offer some short breaks, Alfa Travel tends to concentrate on holidays of at least 4 nights duration. Most of their UK holidays are 4, 6 or 7 nights long. Their overseas holidays, which include a wide range of destinations in Ireland and the near Continent, vary from 4 to 11 nights.

Alfa Travel Hotels

The majority of Alfa’s passengers will stay in one of the twenty two hotels owned and operated by their sister company Leisureplex. These hotels are dedicated to the coach tour market and the common ownership gives them the ability to ensure that the content and quality of your stay is first class. Additionally, they operate to a variety of other Partner hotels which have been carefully selected and checked to ensure they meet their rigorous standards. All the Leisureplex Hotels and a majority of the other hotels they use provide entertainment in the evenings

Personal, friendly service

Alfa prides itself on the approachability of their staff and the friendliness of the service which they provide. Whether it's their reliable, happy-to-help drivers or the dedicated staff at their 22 Leisureplex hotels, they always seek to provide the best service possible in order to make your coach holiday or seaside break as relaxing and enjoyable as possible

Alfa Travel Popular For…

Main summer seaside holidays and 5 day breaks throughout the year.

Alfa Travel Coaches

All of the vehicles in their fleet are manufactured and maintained by Mercedes Benz to ensure the best possible standard of comfort and reliability. They are all air conditioned and provided with reclining seats with three point seat belts; they also have a washroom and drinks servery. At peak times, they supplement their fleet with vehicles from a select group of reliable local operators with years of experience in the coach holiday business 

Alfa Travel Awards

2019 – BRONZE – Coach Tour Driver of the Year – UK Coach Awards

2019 – FINALIST – Medium Fleet Operator – UK Coach Awards

2019 – FINALIST – Most Group Friendly Hotel Chain – Group Travel Award

2019 – FINALIST – Coach Operator of the Year- Route One Awards

2018 – WINNER – EO Rising Star - Employee Ownership Awards

2018 - FINALIST - Coach Tour Driver of the Year - Coach Tourism Awards

2018 - FINALIST - Coach Tour Operator of the Year - Coach Tourism Awards

Alfa Travel Pickups

Alfa operates five separate holiday programmes via five ‘hub and spoke’ or ‘feeder’ systems based on: (1)  Bowburn Motorway Services on the A1 near Durham (holidays from Tyneside and Teesside), (2) Burtonwood Motorway Services on the M62 near St.Helens (holidays from North West England, West and North Wales), (3) Tamworth Motorway Services on the M42 (holidays from the Potteries, West and East Midlands), (4) Reading Motorway Services on the M4 (holidays from South East England including Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Greater London) and (5) Woodall Services on the M1 (holidays from Yorkshire, Humberside, North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire).  

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The insurance offered by Alfa does not have any age restrictions and is very competitive. For the sale of insurance, they are an Appointed Representative of Wrightsure Insurance Services (Hampshire). They are also members of ABTA, the Coach Tourism Council and the Confederation of Passenger Transport. They are members of various Group associations including AGTO, New Meridian and Coach Tourism Association.

Head Office Address: 

Alfa Travel Ltd,   Euxton Lane, Euxton,  Chorley,  Lancashire,  PR7 6AF.

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Coach Holidays 2024 & 2025

Alfa Travel Coach Holidays 2024 Tours in the UK, Ireland & Europe

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Alfa Travel 2024 Holidays

Alfa Travel 2024 holidays are on sale now! You can book from a great selection on holiday options from 3 – 8 days. Great value for money coach holidays and self drive breaks will take you all around the UK & Ireland throughout 2024 and into 2025.

New for 2024 is the announcement that there will be no single supplements in Leisureplex Hotels. This deal applies all year round and is obviously subject to availability so get booked early to make sure you get one of these single room deals! 

Cosy Doubles for solo travellers have been introduced at Leisureplex hotels. These are smaller than a standard double but offers a bit more room. These new rooms are available for single travellers at a supplement (selected hotels only)

There are room upgrades with Leisureplex superior rooms. Ideal for a special occasion or just because you deserve it!

Alfa travel is one of the fastest growing coach holiday firms in the UK and most of the coach holidays are on their own fleet of modern luxury coaches. Some of the accommodation they feature is in one of the 24 hotels their sister company Leisureplex owns. Alfa Travel offer a number of coach holidays to the most popular holiday destinations throughout the UK, and Ireland. Alfa Travel is a fully bonded tour operator members of the Association of British Travel Agents. (ABTA)

Alfa Travel Coaches

Alfa travel know how important it is to travel in comfort and style. The majority of Alfa holidays are operated by their own fleet of 51 Alfa Mercedes Tourismo coaches, with a range of features that will make your journey as comfortable as possible. In the cases when you are not travelling on one of their own coaches, they work with preferred partner operators who also operate to Alfa’s high standards. 

Many of the Alfa coaches feature Individual reclining seats, air conditioning and On- board toilet facilities (or there are regular comfort stops) For many the most important factor is the driver and Alfa holidays make sure theirs are knowledgeable, friendly and go that extra mile to make sure you have the holiday you deserve.

Alfa Travel Super Saver Coach Holidays

Alfa Travel feature a large number of hotels and destinations around the country. Super Saver holidays offer the same holiday experience as you would get if you were to book a named holiday. The only difference is that you will not find out your holiday destination until two weeks before your departure date!

So if you are stuck for choice and fancy the excitement of a super saver holiday there are lots of dates and durations to choose from. Plus you may even save money against the cost of a named holiday.

To book a Super Saver online, simply choose your departure date and length of stay. Follow the easy to follow online booking instructions and enter your names. You will then receive your booking confirmation which will be followed two weeks before departure with your exact destination revealed.

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Alfa Coach Holidays Late Deals and Special Offers

Alfa Travel like many holiday firms do from time to time have some spare capacity left and these are offered at a reduced rate particularly if you book direct online on the Alfa Travel official website. You can make some big savings on some Alfa Travel coach holidays just by going direct online. Alfa Travel update all their special offers and it is best to check on their web site regularly for special offer updates and late deals >  click here

David Urquhart Travel now Alfa Travel Scotland

David Urquhart Travel has changed it's name to Alfa Travel Scotland. After providing coach holidays for over 40 years as David Urquhart Travel, Alfa Travel are continuing to offer Scottish holidaymakers great value coach holidays from Scotland. There are lots of great coach holidays and trips to choose from and there are lots of departure points throughout Scotland.

  • Departures from East Central Scotland – Edinburgh, Livingston, Bathgate & Falkirk
  • Departing from Fife – St Andrews, Leven, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Cowdenbeath & Dunfermline
  • Departing from West Central Scotland – Kilmarnock, Paisley, Glasgow, East Kilbride & Hamilton
  • Departing from Aberdeen & Tayside – Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose, Abroath, Forfar, Dundee & Perth.

Alfa Holidays Hotels (Leisureplex)

Alfa Travel sister company Leisureplex owns and operates over twenty hotels around the UK, many in popular British seaside locations like Blackpool and Scarborough. All the bedrooms feature the same high standard of facilities including extras like hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities, colour TVs and more. 

If you are staying at a Leisureplex hotel and are on an Alfa Travel coach holiday then you will receive breakfast and 3 course dinner and on some dates lunch is also included. There is a choice of meals and also a selection of vegetarian/vegan options. 

There is generally entertainment provided in the hotels at least four evenings a week. If you just want a quiet evening the hotels are usually large enough to offer both so you can pick and choose. Just check before you book to make sure the hotel you have chosen is suitable for your holiday requirements. Despite the fact that many of the guests tend to be over 40 the hotels still offer child reductions for families looking for a traditional family seaside holiday.

Alfa Travel Pick Up Points

Alfa Travel has lots of local departure points throughout England including the North West, North East, Midlands and South East of England. Most of the major towns and cities in England and North Wales are covered. You can now travel from Scotland with departures from Aberdeen & Tayside, East Central Scotland, Fife and West Central Scotland. 

Rather than have lots and lots of feeder points Alfa travel operates from four different regions of Scotland, England and Wales to cut down on the time you are waiting to get going on your holiday. This cuts down on longer journeys and even changes of coaches that some other coach holidays require!

Alfa Coach Travel Extras

All Alfa coach holidays have a selection of excursions included in the price. You can of course do your own thing if you prefer rather than go on an excursion. 

Alfa Travel Self Drive Hotel Breaks

If you prefer to travel by car and make your own way to your destination with Alfa Travel you can. You can take advantage of the great hotel rates and also the convenience of having your own car. You can stay in the same hotels as you would on a coach holiday, and plan your own itinerary and  you will receive the quality accommodation and premium service that comes with every Alfa Travel holiday.

You have a choice of accommodation from 24 Leisureplex hotels around the UK. A choice of durations to suit your travel plans, rooms are en-suite and you get a full British breakfast and a three course evening meal . The hotels offer Wi-Fi throughout and depending on when you stay, there is usually evening entertainment provided as well. For short breaks in Dunoon in Scotland and the Isle of Wight your return ferry tickets are included. 

The self drive deals generally run from Monday – Friday and from Friday – Monday. (hotel breaks hotels are listed below) 

Alfa Travel Seaside & Popular Destinations for 2024

Alfa Travel has access to accommodation from its sister company in 23 locations throughout the UK including popular British seaside resorts.

  • Blackpool – Queens Hotel
  • Fort William – Croit Anna Hotel
  • Dunoon – Selborne Hotel
  • Bridlington – Monarch Hotel
  • Melrose – Waverley Castle Hotel
  • Scarborough – Cumberland Hotel
  • Criccieth – George IV Hotel
  • Tenby – Cliffe Norton Hotel
  • Cromer – Hotel De Paris
  • Porthcawl – Seabank Hotel
  • Great Yarmouth – New Beach Hotel
  • Eastbourne – Queens Hotel
  • Exmouth – Cavendish Hotel
  • Bournemouth – Devon Towers
  • Shanklin – Shanklin Hotel
  • Sandown – Bayshore Hotel
  • Llandudno – Hydro Hotel
  • Torquay – Metropole Hotel
  • Torquay  – Regina Hotel
  • Newquay – Eliot Hotel
  • Ilfracombe – Imperial Hotel
  • Weston-super-Mare – Anchor Head Hotel
  • Weymouth – Royal hotel  
  • Bognor Regis – Royal Norfolk Hotel

Special Event Breaks with Alfa Travel

Alfa Travel feature a great range of short breaks that include tickets to live shows and events. There great trips include your return coach travel, accommodation and depending on the itinerary an extra excursion as well. These holidays make it easy to see or visit an event you may otherwise not be able to attend.

There are West End London theatre breaks to some of the most popular London shows. Plus there are shows around the country as well as tribute bands and Psychic weekends. Perhaps you would like to visit the film set of one of your favourite TV shows or film locations.

The TV locations include visiting Bridlington & The Emmerdale Village Tour or Highclere Castle the home of Downton Abbey. Another popular break is Blackpool combined with the Coronation Street Experience. Not forgetting Warner Bros. studio tour in London and the Making of Harry Potter.

Royal Coach Breaks

Alfa Travel Royal Breaks include ©The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a private tour of Ardgowan House and Windsor Castle & Tower of London.

Sporting & Outdoor Events with Alfa Travel

These short breaks include events such as the world famous Blackpool Illuminations and the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry in Scotland. Perhaps a visit to the races with four days at the Cheltenham Festival or the Grand National. In August there are a few air shows around the country. The first is the Blackpool Air Show followed by the Eastbourne Air Show and then the Bournemouth Air Show. Dates and the full itinerary are available in full on the Alfa Travel web site.

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Driver arrived on time ,Driver Simon…

Driver arrived on time ,Driver Simon introduced himself he was courteous, helpful and friendly, coach was clean , tidy and a perfect temperature, Simon kept us informed of stops , expected time of arrival etc . Hotel was lovely, food amazing overall my friend and I had a relaxing enjoyable trip and will definitely be booking with your company again

Date of experience : March 29, 2024

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Hi Linda, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

Derek our driver excellent gentleman…

Derek our driver excellent gentleman and the hotel and staff so nice and of course the food as always was excellent could not find any faults.

Date of experience : March 25, 2024

Hi Mary, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

The welcome was excellent in Monarch Hotel Bridlington.…

The welcome was excellent in Monarch Hotel Bridlington. We had a long journey and it was good to be greeted by efficient and pleasant staff. All rooms were very clean, particularly the ensuite bathrooms. Cosy doubles, with balcony views across historic Bridlington and the sea made for a very pleasant stay.

Date of experience : March 23, 2024

Hi Audrey, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Monarch in Bridlington and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Our March holiday to the Regina Hotel in Torquay

Our pick up was on time. Burtonwood Services was busy but not too overcrowded. The journey to the resort was pleasant and comfortable. The hotel was nice and clean throughout. The food was very good. All the staff did their utmost to ensure we had a wonderful stay. Day trips out were very good. Our journey back home was pleasant and comfortable again. Looking forward to our next holiday in July. Thank you Alfa for a wonderful holiday.

Date of experience : March 17, 2024

Hi Karen, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review! We look forward to welcoming you back in July.

Hotel clean and comfortable

Hotel clean and comfortable. Food was good (except for cold jacket potato). Staff were really friendly and efficient - a credit to Alfa.

Hi Carol, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Lovely Llandudno

Organisation from pick up point to hotel and back again. Comfortable room. Good food. Enjoyable excursions. Very friendly people on coach. Not to forget our excellent driver Lee.

Hi Elaine, Thanks for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

1st time on coach holiday

1st time on coach holiday and all went as planned. Nice driver, hotel staff. Clean and comfortable. Would definitely return.

Hi, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your first holiday with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Very enjoyable break

Excellent Driver Peter Funny and informative. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff at the Hotel De Paris in Cromer are some of the best we've come across. Always a smile and a cheery word. A credit to the company. Thanks for a great few days.

Hi Carol, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We will pass your lovely comments onto the team at the Hotel de Paris and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Good experience

Good coaches, good driver, good hotel, good food, good trips included, all for a bargain price.

Date of experience : April 01, 2024

Excellent 7day break.

Everything was enjoyable,good fellow travellers and well organized. We've had good food, comfortable room with friendly and helpful Hotel service. We will always recommend Alfa Travel to our friends.

Hi Chad, Thank you so much for a lovely review, we really appreciate you choosing to travel with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Very well organised from beginning to end

Very well organised from beginning to end. Drivers great Hotel great Food great Couldn’t fault them. Already planning our next holiday.

Hi Janice, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

Another great holiday with Alfa travel

Another great holiday with Alfa travel. The hotel De Paris in Cromer is a lovely hotel and a real asset to the leisure plex group.

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We will pass your lovely comments onto the team at the Hotel de Paris and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Second time with alfa, brilliant holiday

Second time with alfa, first time going isle of Wight fabulous holiday, the hotel, food location were fab, plus Brian our driver great guy

Date of experience : March 18, 2024

Hi Wendy, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We will pass your lovely comments onto the team and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Our Tenby Break

Lovely,clean warm hotel,amazing friendly staff nothing to much trouble, really good entertainment and staff joined in giving a friendly feel to the evening. Food was lovely , hot and really good choice to suit every taste. Driver Trevor was friendly and helpful and very informative on our trips out, St David's was a wonderful experience, Tenby was lovely lots to see and plenty of shops and pubs to browse, A most enjoyable holiday.

Date of experience : March 11, 2024

Hi Anne, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Tenby and hope to welcome you back soon.

Alfa Travel/ Cavendish Hotel Exmouth

Local pick up points and interchange very smooth running and organised well. Excursions during the holiday are very good. We stayed at the Cavendish Hotel Exmouth, we enjoyed our stay and the complimentary drinks with our evening meal were a nice extra touch. Highly recommend Alfa Travel.

Hi Justine, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We will pass your lovely comments onto the team at the Cavendish and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Amazing views

Friendly driver, interesting places visited. Hotel very nice in a good position with amazing views.

Hi Anne, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

Great Experience

Great Experience, we did a self drive which was brilliant to be in control. We went to Edinburgh Castle from Tweedbank Station which is next door parking is free at the station it was £6 each way per person and trains are very frequently. From there we walked down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace all in all a fantastic day out then strolled back to Waverley Station for our trip home. Well worth it!

Date of experience : March 16, 2024

Hi Eileen, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Waverley Castle, sounds like a great holiday! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Good value for money

Good value for money. Recently enjoyed 4 nights at Monarch Hotel in Bridlington. Very good location, comfortable hotel, staff very helpful. Breakfast very good. Evening meal could have been better. Interchange procedure could be improved. Hadn’t realised the feeder coaches were serving numerous holidays so lots of variables to cause considerable delays especially on return journey back to Interchange.

Hi Jacqui, Thanks for your lovely feedback and sorry to hear you experienced issues with our feeder system, if you would like to supply us with more details we can look into this further. We hope this didn't spoil your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.

Theatre visit added bonus to trip

Coach trip and hotel were excellent. Theatre trip well organised. Performance excellent despite delay due to actor injury. Access issues to theatre seating were encountered as did not expect steps. My friend has mobility issues and had difficulties accessing her seat. Another lady had a panic attack and had to be relocated on the flat section of the stalls. A warning of access issues would have been appreciated on booking information. Otherwise trip was fine!

Date of experience : March 09, 2024

Hi Maggie, we are sorry you and your friend experienced issues accessing the seats, we would like to look into this further so have requested some more information (your booking reference ideally) or please email the team ([email protected]). Many Thanks

Food not that good ,had better at other alfa hotels .

Tony the driver very good ,anchor hotel weston super mare to far out of town.sorry but will ot return to this hotel .

Dear Mr Allum, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback. We will pass your comments onto the team, and hope to welcome you back soon!

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Alfa Travel is one of the UK’s largest coach holiday companies, offering quality, value for money coach holidays and self drive breaks. Catering for individual customers Alfa also have a dedicated Private Groups Team with 30 years of coach and hospitality experience between them.

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Working with their own Leisureplex Hotels and preferred partner hotels, Alfa Travel’s unique range of tours include ‘must see’ destinations to ‘hidden gems’, from the Scottish Highlands to England’s South Coast.

Relax and view stunning vistas from the comfort of your luxury seat on a coach break or experience the freedom to go as you please on a self-drive break in your own car.

Super Saver tours are fantastic value for money too including intrigue by hiding the hotel location from customers until a week pre-departure.

Why Travel with Alfa Travel?

Offering a range of ways to join their holidays plus a fantastic choice of destinations with brilliant excursions, Alfa Travel offer the best value for money, whatever time of year you travel.

  • Choose from coach breaks or self-drive holidays or Super Saver tours
  • Free return travel from your local joining point and no charge for local pickup points or seat reservations
  • For solo travellers, lots of single rooms available without supplements at Alfa Travel’s own Leisureplex Hotels
  • For Group Travel bookings: free place discounts on 21, 31, 41 and 48 passengers

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Sit back, relax and take in stunning vistas across the UK, from the comfort of your personal, luxury seat.

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Experience the freedom to go as you please on a self-drive break in your own car, always assured of great hospitality at the end of each day.

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With single room availability on both coach holidays and self-drive breaks, solo travellers can share their amazing Alfa Travel holidays with like-minded people, making friends along the way.

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Offer fantastic value for money including intrigue and mystery by hiding the hotel and location from customers until a week before departure.

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For those travelling in groups, Alfa Travel can arrange your very own private tour with special joining arrangements and free place discounts.

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Lengthening days, pristine beaches and spring time blossom. Start the year in style with Alfa Travel and enjoy the beautiful sights of Britain as flowers come into bloom with one of our amazing value Spring Breaks.

Choose 4, 5 or 7 day breaks, with excursions, return coach travel, entertainment and amazing offers all included! We have a great choice of destinations, featuring quality accommodation at our very own Leisureplex Hotels, it’s the best way to enjoy the Spring sunshine.

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About the Alfa Leisureplex Group

The Alfa Leisureplex Group encompasses Alfa Travel, Alfa Coaches and Leisureplex Hotels. We are an employee owned business with family core values, with the customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit that were present when the business was established in 1980’s, still at our core today. Being employee owned means that we are fully focused on providing our employee owners with meaningful, secure and long lasting careers and this also ensures our guests have a memorable holiday, characterised by exceptional levels of customer service.

Employing over 650 employees in over 30 locations across the UK, providing our guests with a memorable holiday experience is our mission. Operating from over 480 local pick up points across England, Scotland and Wales, our fleet of luxury Mercedes Benz coaches take our customers to our Leisureplex and carefully selected partner hotels, to enjoy a holiday experience, inclusive of breakfast, dinner, excursions to local places of interest and evening entertainment. We also operate a range of self drive breaks for our guests who prefer to make their own way to resort.

OUR HISTORY

Meet the team.

The ALG board is made up of four Executive Directors and one Non-Executive Director. The board is responsible for the day to day running off the business and work closely with Board of Trustee Directors who are responsible for acting in the best interests of the Group’s Employee owners.

Executive Board of Directors

Emma russell managing director, david howard operations director hotel division, sean keeley people services director, peter sawbridge non-executive director, our mission, our mission is:, we believe we will achieve those objectives by adhering to a number of core values:.

  • Ensuring we stay focussed on the needs of our clients and continue to deliver a memorable holiday and hotel experience for our clients we try to always be polite, friendly and attentive and to spread a little happiness!
  • Ensuring our staff gain personal fulfilment from the work they have chosen we work as a team, are supportive of one another, celebrate success and try to maintain a workplace where everyone feels a sense of personal effectiveness
  • Ensuring we maintain an appropriate financial structure which permits sufficient scope to develop the business our employee owned structure and supportive lenders gives us a stable financial structure which is rare among our competitors
  • Achieving an adequate rate of return on our assets to ensure the long term stability of the business we are commercially focused but within an extended perspective which means we are prepared to take a long term attitude to investment operating in a socially and environmentally responsible way
  • We work hard to minimise our carbon footprint, production of waste and energy consumption and invest in the development of our staff steadily growing our businesses without prejudicing the other objectives
  • We constantly look for better ways to save costs, improve the way we use resources and are meticulous in maintaining our equipment and property
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Fabulous holiday with Alfa

Had a fabulous holiday with Alfa. From the moment we were picked up we were looked after completely. The hotel (Monarch in Bridlington) was great, spotlessly clean and the staff were so lovely and always smiling. Nothing was too much trouble. Was really impressed with Alfa and will definitely be booking again.

Date of experience : 29 March 2024

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Hi Victoria, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We are delighted to hear that everything went well and you enjoyed your break.

A holiday to remember.

From start to finish, everything carried out professionally. Coach very comfortable, driver was good. The hotel at Shanklin was very clean and airy facilities excellent, entertainment was very good.I have utmost respect for all the staff at this hotel,for their hardwork in making our holiday a special one. Would I recommend Alfa travel to friends and family, absolutely.

Date of experience : 25 March 2024

Hi Alan, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We will pass your lovely comments onto the team at the Shanklin and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Really good value for the money

Really good value for the money. Very friendly and experienced coach drivers who provided invaluable information on the excursions. The hotel rooms although fairly basic were spotlessly clean with a second to none hotel staff who were superb.

Date of experience : 24 March 2024

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We are delighted to hear that everything went well and you enjoyed your break.

My Sister and I had a lovely holiday it…

My Sister and I had a lovely holiday it was better than we expected, the bus was great, very comfortable and roomy the driver was very helpful and friendly The hotel was great we did upgrade to a sea view which was well worth the price as I came with a fridge and water, it was plenty big enough and quiet The food was good though I would have preferred a self serve breakfast as it was sometimes slow, the evening meals were good though I found it strange that the menu only had 6 main courses 3 of which needed to be ordered in the morning! Even on the day we arrived! The trips were lovely being only in each place a couple of hours we didn’t get bored or wondered what we were going to do to fill the time! All in all we had a lovely holiday and would definitely book with you again

Date of experience : 18 March 2024

Hi Lynn, Thank you so much for a lovely review, we really appreciate you choosing to travel with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Very GoodStandard of hotel

Standard of hotel, good food, pleasant staff and evening entertaiment all factors of a good holiday

Date of experience : 01 April 2024

Everything was well organized your…one happy traveler

Everything was well organized your driver dave was 5 star pointed out loads of things of interest even slowed down so we could get photos when passing hotel good food fabulous I would definitely do it again

Dear Ms Hanlon, So glad to hear you enjoyed the holiday, and thank you for leaving us a lovely 5* review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Hotel lovely

The hotel was lovely apart from our superior room. The trouser pressor was broken and the draped curtains were really dirty. Tiles were off on the shower wall and there was no heated towel rail working until we reported it.

Dear Mrs Walker, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really value your feedback and will pass this on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back later in the year.

Travel with Driver Ian

Travel with Driver Ian, great banter chap. Informative and also polite. Bus was comfortable as was the travel to and from Eastbourne. Beach and Pier literally on doorstep to the Base Hotel "The Queens" which was totally good for us. Staff were very polite informative and respectful. Cleanliness of the hotel areas, ie. Room was Spacious, clean and accommodating with a well accepted Walk in Shower, as was the dining room and the entertainments area.Food was very good and tasty (Compliments to the Chef) Slightly disappointed with the bar however as Tetley's draught was Flat so went onto Newcastle Brown Ale but, there were not sufficient bottles of same "Delivery of replenishment of same did not occur" so, after retrying the Tetleys Draught which again went flat quickly. Trips were good other than a "wee" blip as the morning trip to Battle on Good Friday was only for 1 hour only. NOT enough time. Overall enjoyed the trip, and looking forward to next trip to Newquay in July. Slight problems as mentioned did not stop us from enjoying the time in and around Eastbourne. Trip to Brighton and "Beachy Head" very enjoyable

Hi Kevin, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We will pass your lovely comments on to the team at the Queens hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Bad driving

As I was driving on the A1 towards Peterborough I saw an alfa coach to the left of me, with no indication he just pulled out in front of me where I had to brake quickly, this could have caused a serious accident then with no indication again pulled across to the left lane. This is not acceptable if he has passengers on board it could have ended very badly. Maybe the driver could do with a refresher course.

Absolute value for money. …

I think Alpha Travel is up there with value for money. Coach was very comfortable, hotel was nice and clean and the food was good, as we're the portion sizes. Been on quite a few tours with Alpha now, and have more booked and looking forward to.

Date of experience : 08 March 2024

North Wales Adventure

Good pick up point, excellent driver, super coach, brilliant hotel, clean, great food, lovely staff. Interesting and varied excursions. Good value. Thank you

Hi Joesing, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5* review! We are delighted to hear that everything went well and you enjoyed your break.

Was a nice hotel the metropole torquay…

Was a nice hotel the metropole torquay had a ground floor bedroom with nice bathroom, meals were good 😊think if anything the entertainment room needs to be bigger seem to be tight for space enjoyed seeing the funny coach driver dom to

Hi Debra, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Had a fantastic week away

Had a fantastic week away. Our coach driver Dom was so helpful as well as very entertaining throughout the trip. Room was very basic but just what we needed, staff at the hotel were lovely and helpful. Would definitely book again

Hi Mary, Thank you so much for a lovely review, we really appreciate you choosing to travel with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Newquay Cornwall

Local pick up great .need a bit of patience at feeder interchange took around 1 1/2 hours , cases are transferred for you. Coach drivers and excursions good.Hotel good, very warm , meals good, would be even better with a choice of vegetables. Drinks very reasonable priced and entertainment was good.

Date of experience : 17 March 2024

Hi Tina, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback. We will pass your comments onto the team, and hope to welcome you back soon!

Well worth the money.

The coach journey was comfortable but the hotel kept telling the driver to hold on as our rooms weren't ready. The Easter weekend was relaxing with wonderful staff.

Hi Patrick, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

We have just returned from trip to…

We have just returned from trip to Harrogate 1-5th April 2024 Once we arrived at South Mimms the change over from feeder coach was excellent. Our driver Russell Ward introduced himself and for the entire trip explained everything and couldn't do enough for people. The Crown hotel was very good, excellent staff and food, however the bathroom needs an extractor fan as it always smelt damp with no ventilation. The only issue we have was on our return,once we arrived at South Mimms,the driver on coach 9 taking people back to their pickup point was very rude. Not only to us but other customers too, one couple on the tour told him he wanted to put their luggage together ready to put on the coach and the driver snatched it out his hand and threw it on to the pavement. On previous trips with Alfa picking us up from Chelmsford railway station we've asked if we could be dropped off at a bus/ coach layby opposite our road as it is on the route back to next drop off point and driver has been polite and obliging stating they are here to help. However when asked this driver he was very rude and said No as it would add to his journey time of which it would be over his allocated driving time. We were in a traffic jam for 45 mins and then after drop off at Brentwood he took wrong road to Chelmsford therefore adding more time to his journey. This needs addressing as we feel this driver is in the wrong job, speaking to people like that We are now reconsidering travelling with Alfa after this experience Our time with Russell in Harrogate was excellent but a bad end to our trip

A very enjoyable break in the I.O .W.

The holiday ,hotel, food and options were great and would have been perfect with better weather and a better pick up and drop off place in Crewe. Ideally you need to do this at the station so you can get a bus or taxi to and from home. Otherwise It means you have to rely on a lift from someone else and inconvenience them.

Hi Drew, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really value your feedback and will pass this information about the pick up point in Crew on to the traffic team. We hope to welcome you back soon.

We were a party of three ladies

We were a party of three ladies. Could not fault the organisation getting to hotel. Excellent driver and trips. The hotel staff were exceptional as nothing was too much trouble. The 40th anniversary buffet at the Hydra was very pleasant surprise. Overall a most enjoyable holiday.

Hi Anita, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Llandudno and were able to join us for the celebrations, we hope to welcome you back soon.

1,interchange at Woodhall Services not…

1,interchange at Woodhall Services not great.(Both Ways) 2.Paid £50 for a view at the New Beach Hotel,Gt Yarmouth given 1st Floor room No 130 opposite a fun fair,i was not particularly happy,i did go to reception on the day of arrival,it was suggested i speak with manager the next morning,by that time we had hung up our clothes and not worth the hassle. My biggest issue is that i book rooms for approx 20 people from a retirement group,i am finding it extremely difficult to get enough single rooms,even cosy rooms for our party,have you any suggestions?.

Date of experience : 11 March 2024

Hi Dennis, Thank you for sharing your feedback, we are sorry your experience with us was not as expected and we would like to look into the issues you have raised, if you can supply some further information such as your booking reference we will get in touch. Many thanks, The Alfa Travel Team

Burtonwood interchange is really too…

Burtonwood interchange is really too small. The building is very crowded that is if you manage to get in. Apart from that we had a great time. A brand new coach to travel in,avery good hotel with really good food and entertainment.Chris the driver was excellent keeping us amused as well as providing good information about the places we visited

Date of experience : 23 March 2024

Hi, Thanks for leaving us a lovely review. We are working on solutions for the Burtunwood Interchange so hopefully, this will be improved next time you travel.

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    Newquay Cornwall. Local pick up great .need a bit of patience at feeder interchange took around 1 1/2 hours , cases are transferred for you. Coach drivers and excursions good.Hotel good, very warm , meals good, would be even better with a choice of vegetables. Drinks very reasonable priced and entertainment was good.