About Us

Company History

NMC Tours Limited was founded in April 2008 by Glenn & Adrian Smith following the sale of their former company “Northumbria Coaches” to Go North East. The father & son retained the coaching element of the business and upon looking for office space came upon an affordable, double fronted shop in Newbiggin by the Sea, from this location NMC Tours began, advertising one day trip per month & 1 coach holiday per month in the shop window.

During this time talks began with Gardiners Travel of Spennymoor, a reputable County Durham company dating back some 75 years, in May 2008 Gardiners Travel & their coaching operation was acquired and Gardiners NMC was born.

Over the coming months Gardiners programme was revitalised and joined together with NMC’s to offer one, new attractive brochure, boasting minimum 3* star plus hotels, easy to access pick up points throughout the North East, home collection service & much, much more....

To ensure the companies progressions in 2008 we introduced a new website with secure online booking facilities.

2010 we joined forces with some of the High Streets leading Travel Agents to offer a network of convenient booking locations across the North East.

2011 after 3 successful years in Newbiggin by the Sea, we reluctantly had to change premises and move to Ashington Town Centre.

2013 due to continued growth we have taken on a new garage and offices in Coopies Lane Industrial Estate, Morpeth allowing our coaches, garage staff and office staff all to be under one roof.

In 2014 the coach company and holiday company were amalgamted and brought under one company name Gardiners NMC Ltd.

As we were only founded in 2008, Gardiners NMC is still a relatively ‘young’ company, therefore we were extremely proud to have been nominated finalists in 2011 for Day Excursion Programme of the Year, one of only 6 companies in the UK to make the final, we repeated this amazing achievement again in 2012 as we were again one of 6 finalists, this time for Coach Holiday Programme of the Year.

As a local family run company, with a first class team of staff we all appreciate the support shown & given by our customers over the years and look forward to being able to give the service & expectations required for many years to come!!