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Neilson Holidays

Neilson Holidays

Directline Holidays acts as an agent for Neilson Holidays, offering package holidays provided by this popular tour operator at competitive prices. To look for your ideal holiday with Neilson Holidays use the orange search box on the left. Select your destination and other details – you can change to broaden or refine your search at the next stage after clicking ‘Find My Holiday’.

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Who they are

Neilson Holidays is a leading UK specialist in activity and adventure packages. An impressive range of activities and destinations caters to all levels of ability and a wide range of budgets. Holidays are geared to the needs of singles, families, groups and couples. Travel options include self-drive and Eurostar as well as flights from airports like Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Bristol and Belfast. The company is part of the Thomas Cook Group. Neilson is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and offers ATOL financial protection.

Beach activity holidays

Neilson beach resorts combine the pleasures of a conventional beach break with activities and expert tuition. 4 star resorts in Greece and Turkey offer a wide range of free activities that includes windsurfing, waterskiing, dinghy sailing, wakeboarding, kayaking, tennis coaching, mountain biking and fitness training. Family getaways offer excellent child care and busy age-related activity programmes for children and teenagers. Beach resorts also offer holidays for groups and adults-only holidays. Specialist programmes focus on activities like windsurfing or triathlon training. Relaxing options include spa programmes and massage treatments. Resorts in Greece include Halkidiki, Lemnos, Lesvos, Sivota and Vassiliki. Turkey beach destinations include Teos, Foca, Adakoy and Ortakent.


Neilson offer a wide range of sailing trips for all levels. Expert tuition is included in the price. Holidays are available in Greece and Turkey. You can spend the whole time sailing or combine sailing with beach relaxation on a sail and stay holiday.

Lakes and mountains

Neilson have an especially wide range based around the great lakes and major mountain chains of Europe. An impressively wide and richly varied choice of destinations includes Andorra, Spain, Italy, Croatia, France, Norway and Slovenia. Holidays can be as active or relaxing as you wish. Activities include walking, trekking, cycling, climbing, horse riding and paragliding. Neilson also offers packages centred on spa relaxation and gourmet dining. City tours and cultural tours are also available.

Adventure breaks

These feature a wide variety of destinations in Europe plus exotic long-haul destinations like South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Holidays are based around activities like safaris, cycling and trekking. They also offer tours to world-famous sights like the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal.

Ski holidays

Neilson are experts in the ski holiday business, with nearly 40 years of experience. They cater for the needs of singles, couples, families and groups. There are packages graded for beginner, intermediate and expert skiers. Accommodation includes everything from budget hotels to ski chalets and luxury ski hotels. Holidays feature a wide variety of resorts in the key skiing regions of France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. They also have options in budget favourites like Andorra and Bulgaria as well as lesser-known resorts in Norway, Sweden and Spain. Additional activities include cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice driving, tobogganing, helicopter tours, thermal baths and even visits to Santa Claus.

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