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Day Excursions 2017 H O L I D AY S

& T R AV E L

Book in our office or ring and pay with your debit card, at no extra charge. All excursions are pick up and set down on main roads close to your home as practical within our normal area.

DAY EXCURSIONS

Sat 21st Jan

Clitheroe & Boundary Mill

All pick ups and drop offs are normally completed within 1 hour subject to traffic conditions. Some pick ups are by a feeder vehicle and where the route allows passengers will be first on first off basis. The base time is at Golborne, so some times will be before this time and some will be after depending on the destination. PICK UP TIMES ARE ADVISED BY PHONE THE DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE. £15. 00

March

Houghton Weavers and Lunch TBA

Departing 8.30am. Our first stop is Clitheroe with its traditional shops and market day. Always a firm favourite arriving here about 10.00 until 12.30, then we motor on to Boundary Mill for the afternoon. Departing for home at 4.00pm

Departing 10.30am. One of our many visits to The Barn at Rivington. We start with a wholesome lunch of 3 courses with tea and coffee and then it’s 3 hours of The Weavers Magic. A great afternoon with carriages at 4pm.

Sat 28th Jan

Sat 1st Apr

Chester & Cheshire Oaks

£12.00

Departing 8.30am. We arrive at the Oaks for 9.30am and stay till 12.30 then head into Chester for the afternoon. We leave for home at 4.30pm. Sun 29th Jan

Mystery Drive

£11. 00

Departing 9am. A special day for our driver to get lost. We don’t know where we are going. Ideas welcome, no promises where we finish up. We will leave at 4.30pm. Wed 8th Feb

Bury Market

£ 9.90

Departing 9am. Get out your shopping trolley and off we go for all the midweek bargains. Return at 3.30pm.

Harrogate & Skipton

£16. 90

Departing 8.30am. Always a great day for shopping with a wealth of traditional shops and to end the day why not call in Betty’s for afternoon tea? We head for home at 4.30pm. Easter Sat 15th Apr Bourton on the Water & Cotswolds

£24. 50

Departing 8am. Rolling hills and green fields, we call at Moreton in the Marsh, Stow on the Wold and finally Bourton on the Water. Afterwards we return via Broadway and Evesham back in our area about 8pm. Easter Sun 16th Apr Lake District Sail & Rail & Country Run

£29.95

Departing 8.30am. Rhubarb has been forced in what’s known as ‘ The Rhubarb Triangle’. Today the town holds its annual food festival in the town centre with many extra food stalls to tempt you.

Departing 8.30am. We motor along the M6 where we will serve you a hot chocolate and brandy (no brandy for children) before we take in the Lake District scenery to Bowness, arriving about 11am. There is plenty of time to explore before our afternoon steamer sail to Lakeside and our onward ride by steam train to Haverthwaite where the coach will be waiting for our journey home via the old roads.

Sun 19th Feb

Sat 22nd Apr

Sat 18th Feb Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Llandudno

£15. 00

£17. 00

Departing 8.30am. A scenic drive along the North Wales coast to what is now becoming one of the best shopping areas in North Wales. Direct home starting at 4.30pm. Thurs 9th Mar

Ormskirk Market & Southport

£10. 50

Departing 9am. Popular excursion with many of our customers. Ormskirk first then on to Southport for 1pm. Return at 4.30pm. Wed 15th Mar

Ryecroft Hall, Party Afternoon

£10. 50

Angie and her great team look forward to welcoming you to their great Young at Heart Party afternoon. This includes an excellent 3 course home cooked meal followed by dancing, sing a alongs and some bingo all this makes for a fantastic afternoon. We depart for home about 5pm. Sat 18th Mar

City of York

£29. 00

Departing 8.30am. We travel direct to the famous City with its many attractions. Always a great visit in the early season. Return starts 5pm. Mon 27th Mar Bakewell Market & Buxton

£16.90

Departing 9am. We travel along the River Wye to Bakewell for its busy market, and as always many good eating houses. We head for home at 3pm stopping in Buxton for 45 minutes before coming over the Cat & Fiddle.

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Beverley Hull & Humber Bridge

£22. 90

Departing 8am. A day with a difference. We travel via England’s highest motorway to view the ‘what was the longest suspension when opened’. After wards we head on to Beverley where it’s market day in this charming city, with it’s fine minster. Early in the afternoon we head to Hull which has been granted City of Culture where we stay until 4.45pm before we depart for home. Sun 30th Apr

Llandudno Extravagana

£16. 90

Departing 8am. One of Llandudno’s great weekends with many steam attractions in the town centre street and a huge vehicle rally on Bodafon Fields. All the shops will be open and busy. If you have a Victorian outfit, get dressed up you will be very welcome and may win a prize. Thurs 4th May Frodsham Market M & S store + Cheshire Oaks £10.75 Departing 9am. A great shopping day ranging from a street market to the Super Store at Cheshire Oaks. Sat 6th May

Whitby

£22. 00

Departing 8am. With links to Captain Cooke, Bram Stoker this pretty fishing port of North Yorkshire is famous for its fish & chips. Our route is via Pickering and Flyingsdales Moor.

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Sun 14th May Welsh Wonderings

£19. 00

Departing 8am. North Wales has some stunning scenery. We will be taking in some old favourites like Llangollen , Betws- y-Coed the gateway to Snowdonia, Llanberis, Beaumaris and the very pretty North Wales Coast. Tues 16th May

Fleetwood & Cleveleys

£11.00

Departing 9am. A pleasant drive to the coast, we stay at Fleetwood until 2pm then down to Cleveleys until 4.30pm. Mon 29th May Bank Holiday Market at Bakewell

£17. 00

Departing 8.30am. Always a favourite with all our clients. So will be no different this year, come and find the bargains. Thurs 8th June Yorkshire Dales

£22. 00

Departing 8.30am. A day of beautiful scenery and pretty villages. We travel up via Kettlewell, with the Dales landscapes all around us before we reach the Village of Hawes. We spend time here over lunch, there is so much to do as it’s market day, and the village will be busy. Mid afternoon we journey on via the fells to Settle, before returning via the Ribble Valley. Sun 9th July

Liquorice Festival at Pontefract

£17. 00

Today we return to an old favourite. Pontefract is a unique historic town with its Norman Castle, cobbled streets and the aroma of warm liquorice emanating from the local sweet factories. It provides a fantastic backdrop to the annual Liquorice Festival. Return 16.30pm.

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Burns Weekend Day 1: We travel north and cross the border into Dumfries & Galloway taking in some visits along the way. We arrive at the Cairndale Hotel about 4pm for our 2 night stay. There is light entertainment after dinner tonight. Day 2: After our leisurely breakfast we offer you a chance to visit some of the places where Raby spent some of his short life here in Dumfries. Tonight there is a full entertainment tonight with top artists Day 3: Again a leisurely breakfast before we depart around 11am and head south spending time for lunch in the Lake District before we reach our area around 17.00. This tour is main road pick ups close to your home only.

Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries This fine hotel stands in the centre Dumfries and has full leisure facilities, lift etc. all room are fully equipped as you would expect for a 3 star property

Departure 19th January

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 3 £139 £35

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2017 holiday diary at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

DAYS/BOARD

HOTEL

PRICE DINER

SS

PAGE

JANUARY 19 Jan

DUMFRIES - Burns Weekend

3HB

Cairndale Hotel

£138

NO

£35

3

13 Jan

LLANDUDNO - Decades Break

4HB

Queens Hotel

£149

NO

£12

24

29 Jan

BABBACOMBE - Reunion Break

5HB

Anchorage Hotel

£149

NO

NOA

7

03 Feb

BLACKPOOL - Weekend including Sunday lunch

3HB

Park House Hotel

£139

NO

NOA

8

05 Feb

BLACKPOOL - MOCK CRUISE

6HB

Park House Hotel

£269

NO

NOA

9

10 Feb

CUMBRIA - Line Dance Weekend

3FB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£189

NO

£12

10

19 Feb

TENBY - ALL INCLUSIVE PLUS

5 ALL INCLUSIVE

Belgrave Hotel

£295

NO

NOA

25

21 Feb

COTE D’AZUR - MEDITERRANEAN COAST

10HB

The Van Der Valk Hotel

£829

NO

£230

26

27 Feb

LLANDUDNO - Decades Break

5HB

Queens Hotel

£249

NO

£16

24

27 Feb

LOCH LOMOND - Snowdrop Tour - ALL INCLUSIVE

5 ALL INCLUSIVE

Winnock Hotel

£299

NO

£56

20

FEBRUARY

MARCH 10 Mar

BLACKPOOL - Long Weekend

4HB

Park House Hotel

£199

NO

NOA

8

20 Mar

PARIS FLOATING HOTEL - MEDITERRANEAN COAST

6 (3FB on Renior)

MS Renoir

£528

NO

£165

26

APRIL 02 April

TORQUAY

6HB

Belgrave Sands Hotel

£375

NO

£40

11

07 April

CUMBRIA - Line Dance Weekend

3FB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£189

NO

£12

10

07 April

COTSWOLDS - Long Weekend

4HB

Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

£275

NO

£68

12

10 April

LINCOLNSHIRE - Pies, Plants and Planes (LOTS OF SINGLE ROOMS)

5HB

Wyndham Garden Hotel

£289

NO

NOA

12

10 April

CUMBRIA - April Break

5HB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£299

NO

£25

10

17 April

BABBACOMBE - Spring Break

5HB

Anchorage Hotel

£219

NO

NOA

7

25 April

VOLENDAM - Kings Day in Holland plus Dutch Bulbfields

6HB

Art Hotel, Spaander

£649

NO

£190

27

28 April

LLANDUDNO - Extravaganza

4HB

Queens Hotel

£239

NO

£12

24

MAY 01 May

LLANDUDNO - Spring Break

5HB

Queens Hotel

£299

NO

£16

24

01 May

JERSEY BY AIR

6HB

The Mayfair Hotel, St Helier

£519

NO

£90

27

03 May

FRANCE - Beautiful Brittany

8HB

Hotel De L’Ocean

£795

NO

£151

28

07 May

NORTHUMBERLAND - Bamburgh & The Rugged Coast

6HB

Victoria Hotel

£469

YES

NOA

13

14 May

SCARBOROUGH

6HB

Esplanade Hotel

£425

NO

NOA

13

19 May

HAWORTH 1940s WEEKEND

4HB

Best Western Cedar Court Hotel

£269

NO

£6

14

22 May

CUMBRIA - Spring Break

5HB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£329

NO

£25

10

26 May

GLOUCESTER - Tall Ships Weekend at Gloucester Docks

4HB

Cheltenham Chase Hotel

£319

NO

£75

14

30 May

ISLE OF ARRAN & AYRSHIRE - inc. off road Safari

7HB

Hallmark Hotel/BW Kinloch Hotel

£549

NO

£50

20

15

JUNE 01 June

CORNISH SPLENDOUR & Doc Martin

6HB

Rosemundy House Hotel

£449

NO

NOA

10 June

DUNOON - DINER TOUR

6HB

Hallmark Hotel/BW Kinloch Hotel

£439

YES

£48

21

11 June

ISLE OF WIGHT - Shanklin

6HB

Channel View Hotel

£449

NO

NOA

15

17 June

LLANDUDNO - Summer Holiday

8HB

Queens Hotel

£469

NO

£30

24

19 June

TORQUAY

5HB

Headland Hotel

£365

NO

NOA

11

25 June

BARMOUTH - DINER TOUR

5HB

Arbour Hotel

£339

YES

£25

25

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DATE

DESTINATION

DAYS/BOARD

HOTEL

PRICE DINER

SS

PAGE

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JULY 02 July

BOURNEMOUTH - DINER TOUR

6HB

Suncliff Hotel

£449

YES

NOA

04 July

ISLE OF MAN - Douglas

5HB

Rutland Hotel

£389

NO

£40

16

08 July

SEINE RIVER CRUISE - MS Renoir

7 (4FB on Renior)

MS Renior

£925

NO

£245

28 25

16 July

TENBY - Drinks Inclusive

6HB

Belgrave Hotel

£349

NO

NOA

16 July

CUMBRIA - DINER TOUR

6HB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£439

YES

£45

10

24 July

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS

5HB

Cricket St. Thomas

£399

NO

NOA

19

30 July

PAIGNTON - Summer Time in the English Riviera

7HB

The Marine Hotel

£459

NO

NOA

17

31 July

IRELAND

6HB

Killarney Towers Hotel

£629

NO

£120

23

27

AUGUST 05 Aug

JERSEY BY AIR - Battle of the Flowers

8HB

The Mayfair Hotel, St Helier

£709

NO

NOA

11 Aug

EDINBURGH TATTOO

3HB

Kings Manor Hotel

£319

NO

£65+

21

14 Aug

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS - Motown and Cilla Black Tribute

5HB

Alverston Hall, Cheshire

£385

NO

NOA

19

14 Aug

SCENIC SHROPSHIRE

5HB

Buckatree Hall Hotel

£339

NO

£50

16

19 Aug

EASTBOURNE - plus Airshow

8HB

Haddon Hall Hotel

£499

NO

NOA

18

22 Aug

EDINBURGH TATTOO

3HB

Kings Manor Hotel

£319

NO

£65+

21

28 Aug

TORQUAY

7HB

Corbyn Head or Livermead Cliff Hotel

£539

NO

NOA

11

22

SEPTEMBER 03 Sept

SCOTTISH BORDERS - PEEBLES

5HB

Barony Castle Hotel & Spa

£399

NO

£80

04 Sept

BABBACOMBE

5HB

Anchorage Hotel

£249

NO

NOA

7

10 Sept

NORTHUMBERLAND - Bamburgh & The Rugged Coast

6HB

Victoria Hotel

£469

YES

NOA

13

13 Sept

CORNISH SPLENDOUR & Doc Martin

6HB

Rosemundy House Hotel

£449

NO

NOA

15

19 Sept

SPAIN & PORTUGAL

15HB

Los Infantes/Regua Douro Hotel

£1575

NO

£275

29

Many extras inc.

Bosque Mar Hotel

18 Sept

BLACKPOOL -September Breaj

5HB

Park House Hotel

£299

NO

NOA

8

24 Sept

LLANDUDNO

6HB

Queens Hotel

£389

NO

£20

24

24 Sept

SCARBOROUGH

6HB

Esplanade Hotel

£425

NO

NOA

13

OCTOBER 02 Oct

JERSEY BY AIR

6HB

The Mayfair Hotel, St Helier

£499

NO

£90

27

06 Oct

CUMBRIA - Line Dance Weekend

3FB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£189

NO

£12

10

08 Oct

ROMANTIC HIGHLAND RAILWAYS

6HB

Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore

£419

NO

NOA

22

11 Oct

SIDMOUTH

5HB

The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

£395

NO

NOA

13

13 Oct

BLACKPOOL - Illuminations

4HB

Park House Hotel

£225

NO

NOA

8

16 Oct

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS

4HB

Holme Lacy Hotel

£409

NO

NOA

19

18 Oct

SECRET ISLANDS AND WATERWAYS OF SCOTLAND

5 ALL INCLUSIVE

Winnock Hotel, Lock Lomond

£419

NO

£56

23

22 OCT

TORQUAY

6HB

Belgrave Sands Hotel

£379

NO

£40

11

NOVEMBER 03 Nov

LLANDUDNO - Turkey & Tinsel long weekend

4HB

Queens Hotel

£234

NO

£20

30

03 Nov

TAUNTON - Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival

3HB

Holiday Inn, Taunton

£195

NO

£40

30

05 Nov

TENBY - Turkey & Tinsel - Drinks Inclusive

5HB

Belgrave Hotel

£295

NO

NOA

30

08 Nov

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SHOW

4HB

Best Western Le Strange Arms Hotel

£380

NO

NOA

31

13 Nov

CUMBRIA - Turkey & Tinsel

5HB

Gilsland Hall Hotel

£299

NO

£25

31

13 Nov

BABBACOMBE - Turkey & Tinsel

4HB

Anchorage Hotel

£235

NO

£20

31

19 Nov

LUDLOW - Pre Christmas Party

4HB

The Feathers Hotel

£309

NO

NOA

32

24 Nov

VALKENBURG CHRISTMAS MARKETS

5HB

Hotel Schaepkens

£399

NO

£85

32

30 Nov

LOCH LOMOND - Plus Edinburgh Christmas Markets

5 ALL INCLUSIVE

The Winnock Hotel

£319

NO

£56

33

33

DECEMBER 08 Dec

SCARBORUGH - Turkey & Tinsel plus Flower of May Christmas Show

3HB

Esplanade Hotel

£149

NO

NOA

14 Dec

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SHOW

4HB

Best Western Le strange Arms Hotel

£380

NO

NOA

31

23 Dec

CUMBRIA - Christmas Package

5SMA

Gilsland Hall Hotel

TBC

NO

TBC

34

23 Dec

DUMFRIES - Christmas Package

5SMA

Cairndale Hotel

£395

NO

£60

35

23 Dec

LLANDUDNO - Christmas Package

5SMA

Queens Hotel

£610

NO

£20

35

30 Dec

DUMFRIES - Hogmanay Package

5SMA

Cairndale Hotel

£420

NO

£60

36

30 Dec

CUMBRIA - Hogmanay Package

5SMA

Gilsland Hall Hotel

TBC

NO

TBC

36

NoA : Nil supplement on our Allocation

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Welcome to our NeW 2017 holidAY BRoChURe Welcome to Memory Lane’s tours for 2017. Whether you are new to Memory Lane or one of those highly valued customers who keep coming back to us, I do hope you’ll like what you read. A surprising amount of it is based on tour feed-back, so please keep it coming. I do read every word of it personally, and I do take notice! For example, many of you have told me how much you like the flexibility in our tours. When you see the excursions included on many of our tours, you won’t see a date attached to them. This is so your driver can take account of local conditions, such as weather, markets or festivals and plan a final itinerary which takes best advantage of all opportunities. Sometimes it’s best not to do things by the book, even if it’s just a matter of changing the order of the pages! Obviously, some tours do require more detailed planning. With these, you’ll see the heading ‘your holiday itinerary’ instead of ‘excursions included’ in the pages that follow. On the other hand, when it comes to customer care, I’m really proud that we do things by the book, often going beyond clients’ expectations and adding pages of our own! Have a look at details of our home pickup services, for instance. Remember that all our tours are operated by highly professional drivers (I’m proud to be one myself) who will go the extra mile to look after you. On diner tours, you will enjoy the company and services of a second crew-member, the hostess, often someone you know! Sometimes we even take a local specialist guide on board as well. So enjoy your reading, book with confidence and, most importantly, have a great trip. I look forward to seeing you during what promises to be another bumper season. A few things to keep in mind ... ●

DINER EXECUTIVE TOURS

Our diner executive coaches are full-sized vehicles but with fewer seats than usual. The space saved is taken up by a kitchen and servery. Here the hostess prepares freshly made light lunches, with copious quantities of tea or coffee. She serves you at your seat. All you have to do is enjoy the experience. Oh yes, and the hostess does the washing-up, too. You see, there are no plastic cups in our diners, just the real thing like you’d want for your guests at home! Obviously all this takes time. On the first and final days we stop, often off the motorway, for you to provide your own lunch. Even on these days, however, we’ll serve you

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complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits at your seat at some of our stops en route. ●

SPECIAL MEAL ARRANGEMENTS

You’ll see the letters SMA against a few tours, rather than the more usual FB (full board) or HB (half board). “Special Meal Arrangements” means extra meals or snacks when in the hotel but not, for example, during coach journeys. ●

EXECUTIVE AND CONTINENTAL TOURS

You’ll have opportunities to buy really good value hot and cold drinks on board. In the UK, lunch stops will often be in reasonably priced outlets away from the motorways. On the continent we do make more use of motorway service areas, but they are generally quite reasonably priced by the standards in the country concerned. ●

GROUPS

All our prices offer great value. However, we can often make them even more tempting for parties of 20 or more travelling together. Perhaps you like the idea of taking one of our advertised tours and don’t need too many pick-up points. Or just tell us roughly where you’d like to go, and for how long, and we’ll come up with some mouth-watering ideas. Or give us more precise details of your plans and we’ll just provide the transport. However you approach it, tell us what you want us to do and watch us measure up to expectations. None of our group leaders are disappointed by your response and there’s no charge for asking! ●

OUR HOME PICK UP SERVICE

I know how much you like the peace of mind our door-to-door service gives you. So, you can look forward to being collected by a friendly driver, usually in a comfortable minibus (we’ve just had to increase the fleet because you like this part so much!) and be taken the often short distance to and from your luxury coach. The driver will even load your luggage for you. By the way, just compare the way we do this with those who collect passengers in a full size shuttle coach, adding several needless hours to passengers’ journeys as they travel huge distances the length and breadth of the country, just to collect a large and viable load. Those of you who live beyond our home pick-up service area need not worry. We can usually offer you the same service for a remarkably small additional cost. For overseas visitors we can offer reasonably priced overnight accommodation.

We can also arrange for a small number of customers cars to be parked at our depot for those who wish, but cars are parked at your own risk. ●

LUGGAGE, WALKING AIDS AND SCOOTERS

We’d be really grateful if you could manage with ONE CASE each! Even if you are travelling as a couple, we’d still be pleased if you could keep this request in mind: two small cases are always better than one large one for two. This is partly for the benefit of those of us who make all the luggage fit into the nooks and crannies of coach holds and minibus luggage compartments. But it’s also for you. You see, if your case weighs more than 20kg, hotels are within their rights to refuse porterage. Please be sure to tell us if you’re planning to bring a wheel-chair or other mobility device. We are happy to transport your wheelchair, but due to the limited luggage space it is important that you arrange this when making your reservation. Scooters, We always do our best to accommodate scooters, but they is always a problem getting them on to our feeder cars, so we would request that scooters are brought to the garage the day before departure of your tour, also many resorts have hire centres where you can obtain a hire scooter at a reasonable prices. Please be aware that our drivers are not responsible for any damage to your machine when manoeuvring to and from the coach. Please check that your chosen hotel allows wheelchairs. ●

HOTEL GRADING

We use our own star rating scheme, based on our many years of experience. In practice, it correlates quite closely with that of the motoring organisations. ●

AND FINALLY

Clearly, all holidays are subject to enforced change in the event of adverse weather conditions. We know you’ll understand if the itinerary has to be modified. We’ll do our best if the weather doesn’t, and so will our partners. Thanks for your understanding. Enjoy your holiday!

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Babbacombe

Babbacombe sits adjacent to Torquay, yet continues to enjoy its own independence. It boasts its very own promenade, theatre, shops, restaurants and of course the world famous Babbacombe Model Village. Stunning coastal views are abundant right around Lyme Bay’s Jurassic coast as far as Portland Bill. All this sits high above two beaches and a harbour with footpaths and road access in addition to the historic Babbacombe cliff railway. Anchorage Hotel ★★★ AA

At the Anchorage Hotel a warm welcome is always guaranteed. It is situated in the peaceful Cary Park, just a few minutes walk from Babbacombe Downs which overlooks the sea. There is an outdoor swimming pool in the sun trap garden patio area along with lovely views of Lyme Bay and the Downs. For your added convenience the hotel lift serves most rooms, and all rooms have en suite facilities with TV, telephone and hospitality tray. Some super deluxe rooms are available at an extra cost.

spring & september The Anchorage is a great value for money hotel just a few minutes walk from the town centre and cliff railway access to the beach. Our package includes a minimum of two nights entertainment. Our excursions include Dartmouth, Brixham, Teignmouth & Torquay. Also a day at leisure in Babbacombe. Departure 17th April 4th September

Reunion Break This is a Memory Lane REUNION BREAK. Hopefully you will meet old friends and new ones. There is entertainment most nights and a £1 bar each evening 19.00 – 22.00 where you can enjoy 25ml house spirits, 125ml house wine, half pint draught lager/bitter. Two day excursions are included. Departure 29th January

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £219 NOA 5 £249 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment ●

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £149 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● 2 day excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● £1 bar each evening ● Evening entertainment ●

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Blackpool long Weekend in Blackpool A great long weekend with excellent food and entertainment, calling at Cleveleys for a couple hours on outward day, and the morning in Fleetwood on Saturday. Saturday afternoon is free in Blackpool and on Sunday we take an excursion to the Lake District. Monday we depart for Southport to spend time for shopping before we head for home. Departure 10th March

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £199 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment ●

september Break The first class hotel located on the sea front offers us a great package of excellent food and nightly entertainment. We start at Cleveleys on outward day and have two day excursions - one to Bowness on Windermere and one to Oswaldtwistle Mills. We also have a free day in resort. On our return journey we spend some time in Southport.

BlACkPool ‘las Vegas of the North’ Blackpool, often head of the table as the most popular resort in the UK, has many attractions along the sea front including the famous Tower that still offers dances every afternoon for a small charge. If you are not a dancer, shops await you.

Departure 18th September

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £299 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment ●

Park House Hotel, Blackpool ★★

The Hotel has an excellent position on Blackpool’s prestigious North Promenade and is within walking distance to the town centre and all major attractions. Two passenger lifts servicing all floors. Entertainment each evening in either the bar lounge or the elegantly decorated ballroom caters for all tastes. If it’s the quieter holiday for you then relax on the luxurious sofas situated in the 80 feet long sun lounge overlooking the Irish Sea.

Weekend including sunday lunch A great weekend with excellent food and entertainment, calling at Cleveleys for a couple hours on outward day. We spend the morning in Fleetwood on Saturday with the afternoon free in Blackpool. Sunday morning’s also your free time followed by Sunday lunch before we depart for home. 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST PLUS SUNDAY LUNCH Departure Days Price per Person Single Supplement 3rd February 3 £139 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment ● Sunday Lunch ●

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Blackpool illuminations Park House always offers a superb food and entertainment package and at this time of year with the lights this is great value for money. On day 1 we spend a couple of hours in Cleveleys before we check in at Park House. Saturday is a free day in Blackpool, with an excursion to the lakes on Sunday. Monday we leave Blackpool after breakfast and spend time in Southport till mid afternoon. Departure 13th October

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £225 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment ●

Booking Hotline: 01942 728960


5 Nights £269pp

A Mock Cruise on board t.s. Park house Come and join us for a week of cruising without the rough seas as this theme break takes us to many interesting places and offers us their local cuisine. There are many little extras and we have shorter shore excursions to fit in with the theme times. The Captain’s dinner party, evening shows and entertainment in the ship’s lounge are great value. Sunday 4.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 8.00pm

Afternoon tea on the Sundeck Lifeboat Induction Welcome Reception: Join us for Cocktails and Canapés Dinner is served Let the entertainment begin.

Monday 8am - 9.30am

Breakfast is served as we dock in Bordeaux, France Mid Afternoon Return to T.S. Park House for afternoon - Deck Games and time to relax 6.00pm Another fabulous Evening Dinner served with a complimentary glass of Bordeaux’s finest 8.00pm A fun packed evening of entertainment “Could there be a Can Can?” 11.00pm A light buffet supper before retiring to your cabin. Tuesday 8am - 9.30am 4.00pm 5pm - 6pm

Breakfast is served as we dock in Rome, Italy Back on board for a little afternoon tea and a refreshing cup of cappuccino Duty Free Hour: Beer/Lager, House Spirits 2 for 1

6.00pm 6.30pm

8.00pm Wednesday 8am - 9.30am 3.00pm

6.00pm 8.00pm Thursday 8am - 9.30am 2pm -4.00pm 5.30pm

Captain’s Cocktail Party: Enjoy a glass of Italy’s finest sparkling wine with the Captain and the crew The Captain requests the pleasure of your company for the Captain’s Dinner. Ladies in your finest and Gent’s Black Tie Enjoy an evening of song and dance before retiring to your cabin. Breakfast is served in Athens, Greece Back on board for some plate smashing activities and a beautiful slice of Baklava Tart (chocolate & hazelnut in a pastry tart) Gala Buffet: Bring your cameras for a spectacular display of culinary artistry provided by the Gallery Team A dazzling display of the finest entertainment.

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Friday 8am - 9.30am

Another fabulous breakfast as we arrive in Rio!! Afternoon Tea Dance “Salsa all around” Join us on deck for a fabulous Pina Colada before we set sail for Blackpool

Breakfast before you disembark on your homeward journey.

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Our final dinner on board followed by an evening of spectacular entertainment A light supper just in case you are still hungry before retiring to your cabin for the final time as we set sail - Blackpool bound.

Ports of call: Monday: Bordeaux, France Tuesday: Rome, Italy Wednesday: Athens, Greece Thursday: Rio de Janeiro

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions ● Extras as above ●

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Cabin accommodation and all on-board meals Afternoon tea Four course dinners Gala buffet Captain’s cocktail party Cocktail and canapés reception Deck games Entertainment each evening

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £269 NOA

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Cumbria gilsland hall hotel Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District and Lake District National Park, considered one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians. A large area of the south east of the county is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Historic sites in Cumbria include Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey, and Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

April Break This attractive part of Cumbria offers pleasant scenery and interesting towns. Gilsland is always a firm favourite with all our clients. Our first 5 day visit of the year offers all the usual refinements such as daily tea dance and nightly entertainment, an excellent food package and 2 full and 1 shorter day excursions. Departure 10th April

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £299 £25

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions ● Tea Dance

spring Break We offer one shorter day visit to Hadrians Wall and Hexham and two full day excursions to Dumfries and Galloway, and the interesting lakeland town of Keswick. Gilsland offers a nightly package of entertainment and bingo, plus a daily tea dance before dinner. Departure 22nd May

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £329 £25

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions ● Nightly Entertainment ● Tea Dance

Gilsland Hall Hotel, Cumbria ★★

Gilsland Hall Hotel sits proudly in 140 acres of manicured garden and natural woodland in an idyllic countryside location with spectacular views over the Cumbrian and Northumberland countryside. The Hotel boasts 94 en-suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, and a centrally located ballroom with a bar and entertainment every evening. It caters for both residents and non-residents and there are opportunities to snack, lunch or dine in Galloways Bar and Hadrian’s Coffee shop.

line dance Weekends These fantastic weekends offer line dance instruction with a tea dance before dinner and in the mornings. On Saturday night there is a great cabaret with dancing. Our package includes a light lunch on Saturday and a full roast lunch before we depart on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon we have a short excursion to the fine city of Carlisle. Departure 10th February 7th April 6th October

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD Days Price per Person Single Supplement 3 £189 £12 3 £189 £12 3 £189 £12

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Gilsland is set in rolling countryside and has in house entertainment every night starting with a tea dance at 17.00. Our excursions include Hexham and Hadrians Wall, Keswick and Caldbeck, Solway coast & Dumfries, Carlisle. Our outward journey visits Penrith and our return visits Kendal. Departure 16th July

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £439 £45

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ● Tea Dance ● Evening entertainment ●

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Short Day excursions ● Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast ● Dance Instruction ● Cabaret with dancing

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DINER TOURS on these tours our hostess will serve a freshly prepared light lunch with tea & coffee on day excursions, and morning coffee and biscuits on the outward and return days. All freshly made on board.

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torquay torquay We include two day excursions - one to Dartmouth on the steam railway from Paignton and a free day in resort. A fabulous holiday at reasonable prices.

Headland Hotel, Torquay ★★★

This elegant hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay, sitting majestically on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of magnificent grounds and offers stunning views across Torbay with numerous coastal walks nearby. The hotel was originally called The Villa Syracusa, a private home built for the Russian Romanoff family. The current owners have constantly spent money on improving this great property. There is a bookable free taxi service to Torquay harbour and nightly entertainment.

Departure 19th June

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £365 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● 2 day excursions

Stay in this stylish resort at the heart of the English Riviera with a real continental atmosphere. This lovely harbour town is the birthplace of Dame Agatha Christie and the beauty of the area is captured in many of her famous novels. In keeping with its name the English Riviera enjoys a mild climate with sandy beaches, palm trees and pretty coves dotted along the coast line.

Belgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay

This Hotel and Spa is located just 100 yards walk from the sea front and opposite Torre Abbey Gardens and is owned by a small family group with 3 other hotels in Torbay. They acquired this property about a year ago and have spent over two million pounds on it -everything is new from the kitchen sink to the reception and bedrooms. Guests can spend their day relaxing in the exclusive hotel spa with an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Evenings will be memorable with a delicious six course meal which aims to achieve a Rosette award for culinary excellence followed by a super night of fabulous Cabaret. You can enjoy a spot of lunch in the lounge and a drink on the terrace or alternatively take advantage of the flat location this hotel has to offer. Torquay beach is only 150 yards away or take a short level walk to the town, harbour and theatre. Our tour here will have 2 full day and one shorter day excursions. Departure 2nd April 22nd October

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £375 £40 6 £379 £40

torquay Both these 3 star hotels belong to the Rew Family who manage the hotels personally and both are on the sea front. During your stay you can visit the other hotels for entertainment and even visit the third hotel The Headland. Our stay includes dinner, bed and breakfast and day excursions to Plymouth, Dartmouth & Totnes, Buckfast & Brixham, Exeter &Teignmouth.

Corbyn Head Hotel, Torquay ★★★ or Livermead Cliff Hotel ★★★ Torquay’s award winning Corbyn Head Hotel features a sun terrace and outdoor swimming pool and The Livermead Cliff are both just a few feet from the Livermead Beach offering wonderful views over Torbay. All rooms are ensuite with TV, hairdryer, tea tray and telephone and many have impressive seaview rooms. The Livermead Cliff offers a lift to all floors however the Corbyn Head does not have a lift but ground floor rooms and first floor rooms are available.

Departure 28th August

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ● Nightly Entertainment ●

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7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 7 £539 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Day excursions ● Evening entertainment ●

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Cotswolds

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Cotswold villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets.

Based in grantham, in the beautiful county of lincolnshire

The glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds look as if they have strayed into the 21st century from another era. The past here is appealingly evident in striking wool churches and manor houses built by wealthy textile merchants. Flourishes of later heritage include a fine legacy of the Arts and Crafts movement.

We include admission to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre at RAF Coningsby, home to the most diverse collection of flying aircraft in the Royal Air Force. We also include admission to the wonderful Barnsdale Gardens, a collection of 38 gardens originally created by TV gardener Geoff Hamilton, a visit to the renowned Pork Pie Shoppe with a demonstration and tasting and, last but not least, a guided tour of fascinating Lincoln with its stunning cathedral and castle.

Broadway, Cotswolds

long Weekend Our doorstep pickups completed we head south to arrive in Stratford upon Avon before lunch. We spend the afternoon here before we check in at The Holiday Inn where there is a superb pool for those who would like a swim or sauna before our evening meal. On Saturday our guide joins us for a tour of The Archers radio programme and we can see if the blossoms around Evesham are out. On Sunday we visit the famous Cotswold villages of Bourton on the Water, Stow and Broadway, again returning with time to relax before dinner. On Monday after breakfast we call at Webbs Garden Centre and then travel via the old road northward to our door to door service late afternoon.

Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove ★★★★

This contemporary hotel with Mediterranean-inspired features is 5 miles from the Lickey Hills Country Park and 6 miles from the early 18th-century Hanbury Hall. The colourful modern rooms come with TVs, minifridges and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Amenities include a laid-back, airy restaurant offering modern British cuisine, a chic lounge bar, a heated indoor pool and a spa with a sauna. There’s also a gym.

Departure 7th April

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £275 £68

Tour Includes:

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Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast

Rear view of Belton house, 17th century estate located in Belton near grantham, lincolnshire

singles, Pies, Plants and Planes We depart after our doorstep pickups travelling into Derbyshire. We stop at Bakewell where it’s market day then travel on to the hotel where we will be greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits. During our stay there will be two evenings with entertainment. Our excursions will include admission to Barnsdale Gardens at Oakham, a visit to RAF Coningsby to see the Battle of Britain Memorial flight and Lincoln with a introductory tour. LOTS OF SINGLE ROOMS AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA SUPPLEMENT.

Wyndham Garden Hotel, Grantham ★★★

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, this charming recently branded hotel offers innovative dining, Spa and leisure facilities free WI-FI and parking. Conveniently located approximately one mile from the A1, it is the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of the area. This rustic country hotel was once a farmstead and has been imaginatively refurbished, during 2014 and 2015, to a very high standard and is sure to delight guests with its modern décor, comfortable surroundings and excellent service.

Departure 10th April

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £289 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions including admission ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Two evenings with entertainment ●

Booking Hotline: 01942 728960


Northumberland

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Bamburgh & the Rugged Northumberland Coast

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diNeR toURs You cannot describe the remoteness yet stunning scenery of the county of Northumberland with majestic coastal views and endless undulating countryside stretching for miles. It has to be the most attractive county in the region. This is particularly true of the area around Bamburgh dominated by its magnificent castle home to the Armstrong family, along with the attractive nearby fishing port of Seahouses.

Britain’s first holiday resort occupies a fine position on the Yorkshire coastline with two magnificent bays and a headland topped by a castle. The resort is steeped in a thousand years of history and is surrounded by beauty, offering some of the finest gardens in Britain, 12th century medieval castle, shopping centre and a wide variety of nightlife.

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harbour and Castle, scarborough Bamburgh Castle This extremely pretty part of England with its beautiful beaches and stunning castles and gardens is always a firm favourite with many of our clients. We have been using this hotel for over 20 years. It has lot of old world charm but there is NO lift. Our excursions explore the coast and country taking in places such as Holy Island, Berwick on Tweed, Seahouses, Alnmouth and Alnwick where we include admission to the castle garden. We have a day at leisure in Bamburgh with admission to Bamburgh Castle.

The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh ★★★

The Victoria Hotel is set on the delightful village green in Bamburgh, overlooked by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle and just a few minutes walk from the Grace Darling museum and the pretty local church. The Victoria hotel offers a high standard of en suite accommodation with award winning food in the restaurant. The hotel does not have a lift and no ground floor rooms however most rooms are on the first floor.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Esplanade with great views of Scarborough and the coast. There is entertainment most evenings. We have three day excursions to visit Whitby, Beverley, Pickering and the flower of May. Our outwood journey calls at York and our return calls at Skipton.

Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough ★★★ The Esplanade Hotel holds a commanding position above the cliffs overlooking Scarborough and the south bay. With fantastic views over the bay this large comfortable hotel, richly decorated and with unique charm and character abounds with genuine hospitality. Behind the old-fashioned warm welcome you will find the advantages of a well-run modern hotel, comfortable, well-planned accommodation, excellent facilities and courteous efficient service from well trained staff.

Departure 14th May 24th September

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £425 NOA 6 £425 NOA

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Departure 7th May 10th September

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £469 NOA 6 £469 NOA

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ● Entertainment ●

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● DINER TOUR ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions with admission to Bamburgh Castle ●

DINER TOURS on these tours our hostess will serve a freshly prepared light lunch with tea & coffee on day excursions, and morning coffee and biscuits on the outward and return days. All freshly made on board.

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tall ships Festival weekend at gloucester docks

Haworth is a village in West Yorkshire. In Haworth there are tea rooms, souvenir and antiquarian bookshops, restaurants, pubs and hotels including the Black Bull, where Branwell Brontë’s decline into alcoholism and opium addiction allegedly began. It is a tourist destination known for its association with the Brontë sisters and the preserved heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Every year the village hosts a 1940s weekend where locals and visitors don wartime attire for a host of nostalgic events.

The cathedral city of the Cotswolds, Gloucester has its roots stretching back to Roman times and has continued to be an important English city, boasting over 2,000 years of history. The country’s most inland port, the city has seen unprecedented regeneration in the last decade, most visibly at the city’s historic docks.

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harlow Carr gardens gloucester docks A pleasant drive into Yorkshire with suitable stops en route. Provisional programme is that on Friday we visit Halifax and Bradford, Saturday Harrogate and Harlow Carr Gardens, admission included, and Sunday we have a full day at Haworth. On Monday we call at Skipton and return through the Ribble Valley. GREAT VALUE for money.

Best Western Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford ★★★★

A Yorkshire welcome awaits and a four star service and facilities guarantee a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, modern and fully equipped bedrooms. The chic rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee-making equipment. The bright and airy restaurant offers a la carte and buffet dining. There’s also a health club with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

Departure 19th May

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £269 £6

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions including admission to Harlow Carr Gardens ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ●

The former dock estate has become a popular free destination where visitors can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port. Views include many fine warehouses and other dock-related buildings that have been found new uses. Where ships once discharged their cargoes, there is now an ever-changing miscellany of visiting narrow boats, smart motor cruisers and the occasional yacht or tall ship. A fantastic long weekend in and around the docks. Price includes entry each day to the docks and gives you inclusive entry to Gloucester Waterways Museum and The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum. Our coach is normally parked in the docks to give you easy access.

Cheltenham Chase Hotel ★★★★

Situated at the foot of the Cotswold Hills. The rooms are lavish; fit for a princess in fact, and Princess Anne is only one of a long list of notable guests that includes Andy McDowell and the cast of Harry Potter. The rooms are spacious with en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, plasma-screen TV. and tea and coffee-making facilities. The Reflections Leisure Club features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fully-equipped gym. There is also a beauty salon, offering an extensive range of spa treatments.

Departure 26th May

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £319 £75

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Use of hotel leisure facilities

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Cornwall

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Cornish splendor & doc Martin

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St Agnes is a picturesque village on the spectacularly beautiful Atlantic coast of Cornwall. Steeped in mining and maritime history the village now contents itself with providing a warm welcome for tourists, many of whom return year after year. They clearly feel, as we do, that it’s a great base. Our visits include Port Isaac for Doc Martin, Padstow for Rick Stein’s, St Ives, Truro and a day at the Eden Project often called the sixth wonder.

This pretty island is rich in history, including having a brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. The island was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and to Queen Victoria who built her much loved summer residence and final home, Osborne House at East Cowes. The island’s maritime and industrial history encompasses boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats and the world’s first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain’s space rockets. Nowadays the island is well known for being a top tourist destination with so much to offer with beautiful sandy beaches, majestic cliffs and pretty country leafy lanes.

Fishing village of Port isaac Our excursions include a full day to Eden Project (please note there is easy access for all), a shorter day with a visit to Truro - Cornwall’s only City, Port Isaac - we start with plenty of time to explore where most of Doc Martin is produced and in the afternoon we spend our time in Padstow. On another super day we visit St. Ives and enjoy a pleasant drive along the coast.

This diamond shaped island offers great excursions. We normally offer an east and west tour, a day to Newport and Godshill and Cowes and a day at leisure in this great resort.

Rosemundy House Hotel ★★★AA

Channel View Hotel, Shanklin ★★★

Rosemundy Hotel is in the village of St Agnes. Rooms vary in size but all are comfortably furnished and have all the facilities you would expect. The hotel stands in its own secluded and sheltered grounds with a heated outdoor pool and even has a grass amphitheatre remaining from an earlier existence. There is no lift but all rooms are on the ground and first floors.

Departure 1st June 13th September

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £449 NOA 6 £449 NOA

Departure 11th June

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £449 NOA

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This is our 4th year at this stunning hotel with fantastic sea views and excellent cuisine. Evenings can be spent dancing to the music in The Alverstone Room which is provided for your enjoyment several nights of the week by a variety of artistes. The Alverstone Room has a large maple sprung dance floor and a well-stocked bar and the hotel also boasts an indoor pool.

● Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions with admission to Bamburgh Castle

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Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

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Bournemouth

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The Isle of Man is simply magical, an enchanted journey back in time that somehow still feels modern. The island is peppered with stone churches, castles, forts and intricately carved Celtic crosses, all in varying states of preservation. A ride on the steam engine Heritage Railway is a wonderful way to take in the splendid countryside.

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Bournemouth Pier Our second year at our new hotel on the sea front which offers us nightly entertainment and has full leisure facilities. Breakfast is taken at your leisure and dinner is at prearranged times.

Our excursions take us to Swanage, arriving by steam train, Shaftsbury and Salisbury, Winchester and New Forest and we enjoy a day at leisure in the resort. Suncliff Hotel ★★★

Located on the seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay in the prestigious East Cliff neighbourhood of town, The Suncliff Hotel Bournemouth is a fiveminute stroll from seven miles of sandy beach. A traditional English seaside hotel which has achieved a high AA 3-star hotel rating of 78%. They offer comfortable and versatile bedrooms, as well as indoor leisure facilities. Boasting various bars and lounges where they provide live entertainment most evenings.

Departure 2nd July

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £449 NOA

Peel Castle, isle of Man The tour starts with a leisurely drive to Morecambe for a lunch stop before joining the early afternoon sailing to Douglas where we transfer to our sea front hotel. There is entertainment most evenings. Our excursions include St Johns for the Tyndwall ceremony, and in the afternoon we visit Peel. The next day we visit Port Erin and the Sound and on our final day we go to Ramsey via Snaefell before returning to Laxey and Douglas on the The Manx Electric Railway. On our 5th day we join the ferry at 08.45 to return to Heysham and our door to door service.

The Rutland Hotel, Douglas ★★★

On the scenic Queens Promenade, The Rutland Hotel is an elegant building on the Isle of Man. With panoramic views across Douglas Bay and a short seafront stroll from the town centre. Featuring 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi, each room includes a flat-screen satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower, bath, and a hairdryer.

Departure 4th July

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● DINER TOUR ● Day excursions ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ●

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £389 £40

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment

New Forest DINER TOURS on these tours our hostess will serve a freshly prepared light lunch with tea & coffee on day excursions, and morning coffee and biscuits on the outward and return days. All freshly made on board.

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Paignton

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summer time in the english Riviera

scenic shropshire

What could be nicer than a weeks holiday enjoying the summer sunshine in one of the most popular resorts on the English Riviera. Paignton is one of the most popular seaside resorts offering a great selection for young and old alike. A wonderful array of shops, typical English attractions and amusements, a great pitch and putt and lovely seafront to stroll along, not forgetting the pretty harbour.

Tucked away on the English Welsh border Shropshire is easy to reach from almost anywhere. And like all the best places, Shropshire is also just far enough away that it’s stayed unspoilt and comparatively unchanged. Here you will find Medieval Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin and Ironbridge, birthplace of all things industrial and little Much Wenlock – the inspiration for the modern Olympics. Ever since those clever Romans discovered Shropshire as an ideal place for some decent R&R, Shropshire has been offering comfy beds, good food, proper ales and the like to the weary. All served up with the sort of warmth and hospitality that encourages friends to return. It’s a tradition that continues today.

View along the river severn to the english Bridge, shrewsbury.

Paignton harbour Our hotel here is located on the sea front close to the town centre and is family owned and run with entertainment provided most evenings. Our excursions include Slapton Sands and Dartmouth, Brixham, Torquay and Babbacombe and two days at leisure. On our outward and return journeys we normally leave the motorway for lunch stops.

Buckatree Hall Hotel, Shropshire ★★★

The Marine Hotel ★★★

The Marine Hotel is situated directly opposite Paignton seafront and just a short level walk to the town centre. It offers a service second to none and you will want to adopt the hotel as your second home by the sea. All rooms are ensuite with TV, tea making facilities etc and a lift serves all floors for your added convenience.

Departure 30th July

Our fine hotel stands in the countryside close to the Wrekin and includes excursions and admissions to Iron Bridge Gorge museum, a single journey on the Severn valley railway, visits to Shrewsbury & Ludlow, Bridgenorth & Worcester, and Chester on our return.

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 7 £459 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ● Entertainment

The newly refurbished Buckatree Hall Hotel is set in scenic woodland at the foot of the Wrekin in tranquil Shropshire. Many rooms have views of the garden or private lake and there is free WiFi and free parking. The bedrooms are traditionally furnished, and some have balconies. Each room also features a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and an in-room safe. The Lakeside Restaurant offers a range of contemporary cuisine, while the Lander Bar and Lounge serves snacks, light dishes and a table d’hôte menu.

Departure 14th August

Tour Includes:

dartmouth Castle

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5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £339 £50

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions including admission to Iron Bridge Gorge Museum ●

the iron Bridge over the River severn

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eastbourne

sidmouth

From the Victorian pier and three tier promenade, to a world-class marina and vibrant watersports centre, Eastbourne is both a classic and modern English seaside town.

Sidmouth never changes. Once called the town caught in a timeless charm. This beautiful resort is full of Regency charm and architecture, fine gardens, leisurely walks along the seafront and striking red cliffs millions of years old. Some of the finest on the World Heritage Site we call the ‘Jurassic Coast’ to which people come to visit from all over the world.

A natural gateway to the South Downs, Eastbourne attracts thousands of visitors looking to get away from it all. Eastbourne is also a wonderful base to explore the glorious surrounding countryside and the Sussex Coast. Ultimately, the beach dominates the activities in Eastbourne itself. And, whether you’re listening to music in the 1930s bandstand or simply dipping your toes in the Quality Coast award-winning waters, it’s easy to see why the beach is so popular!

overlooking sidmouth Beach eastbourne Pier Our tours includes excursions to local places of interest, Eastbourne Airshow and entertainment most evenings.

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Our excursions include a vintage tram ride at Seaton and a visit to Lyme Regis and the donkey sanctuary, Honiton & West Bay. The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

The Royal York maintains extremely high standards with multi course dinners, and is situated on the seafront in the heart of town and is only 1-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Sidmouth’s Fore Street. Bright rooms, many with sea views, are furnished in a traditional manner with some period accents. All have en suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, as well as WiFi, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Suites add balconies, kitchenettes and plush sitting areas.

Departure 11th October

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £395 NOA

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Haddon Hall Hotel, Eastbourne ★★

Haddon Hall is superbly situated just 1 minutes walk from Eastbourne seafront and the bandstand. Haddon Hall offers well appointed rooms along with an elegant restaurant. Evening entertainment is provided in the hotel ballroom and all rooms have ensuite facilities flat screen TV, telephone and hospitality tray. There is a lift which serves all floors.

Departure 19th August

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Day excursions

8 DAYS/7NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 8 £499 NOA

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Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions including Airshow ● Dinner, bed and breakfast

electric tram at seaton Railway

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Warner leisure hotels ~ exclusively for adults

Cricket st thomas

Alverston hall, Cheshire

Life begins at Warner We have hotels and villages in some of the UK's most picturesque and historic areas; some inland, some are on the coast. And with a huge range of activities, mouth-watering menus, and live shows and entertainment every night, a Warner break has it all.

This hotel is where ‘To the Manor Born’ was filmed. Our tour has Warner’s usual package of quality entertainment and very high standards of food in their restaurant. Our excursions take us to Honiton and Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and Seaton, plus a day free in resort. 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST

Departure

24th July

Days Price per Person Single Supplement

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Warners quality entertainment package this week includes a Motown and a Cilla Black Tribute. There are very high standards in their restaurants. Our excursions will be Cheshire Lanes to Llangollen, Nantwich & Shrewsbury plus a day in resort. 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST

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14th August

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holme lacy, Nr hereford

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Luxury return coach travel Three or four nights comfortable half board accommodation Enjoy full activity programme in each resort Superb nightly entertainment As least two excursions.

This super venue in the heart of Herefordshire is always extremely popular. This week with Autumn tints setting in it’s very pretty. The entertainment package is always first class. On our outward day we travel south calling at Ludlow for a chance to get some lunch. Our other days out are at Ross on Wye & Hereford, Wye valley to Chepstow and the Forrest of Dean. On the return day we spend some time in Shrewsbury over lunch. 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST

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16th Oct

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loch lomond

isle of Arran & Ayrshire

snowdrop tour

scottish islands escape includes safari

Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, the loch is 24.5 miles (39 km) long. It is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland and has more than 30 islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002. A popular leisure destination located between the lowlands of central Scotland and the Highlands. In 2005, a poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.

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Our tour starts at Hallmark Hotel at Irvine where we have 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast and visits included to Culzean Castle where the American Dwight D. Eisenhower had his apartment from the early 1940s. This stunning castle building is one of our visits with super views into the Clyde and Arran. On route here we visit the Electric Brae and the Robbie Burns birthplace while at Irvine we also visit Dumfries House, the property that Prince Charles helped to keep the stunning collection of Chippendale furniture safe. Leaving Irvine we join the morning ferry to Arran known as Scotland in Miniature, which has everything that Scotland is famous for. We tour the south of the island and if time allows call at Arran Cheese dairy before we check in at the BW Kinloch hotel for 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast.

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Our other visits include entry to Brodick Castle and Lochranza and the HIGHLIGHT of our visit a - 3 hour Safari on a Mercedes UNIMOG, a one of a kind 16 seat tour vehicle, that will take us off on to private tracks in the forestry estates to take in what you can’t see elsewhere.

Fantastic! We have three local excursions including one to Gargunnock House where we hope the Carpets Snowdrops will be out. Tea and shortbread will be served and a Snowdrop gift will be given. The Winnock Hotel ★★★

Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, Winnock Hotel is set in an 18th-century building and features an on-site bar and a restaurant serving British cuisine. Rooms are decorated with warm tones and they are all equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Each room comprises a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Some rooms also boast a private balcony and four-poster beds. This excellent hotel offers us a great package starting with a glass of wine with dinner each evening followed by entertainment with drinks inclusive package.(Local laws put a £15 per person limit each night).

Cluzean Castle Hallmark Hotel, Irvine

Hallmark Hotel Irvine is located in beautiful scottish countryside and surrounded by castles and championship golf courses.

Best Western Kinloch Hotel ★★★

A hidden gem on the Isle of Arran. The Best Western Kinloch Hotel on the Isle of Arran offers coastal comfort and spectacular scenery. Overlooking the Mull of Kintyre, the hotel sits in a quiet, rural village where the only thing you can’t escape from is peace and quiet itself!

Departure 27th February

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS ALL INCLUSIVE Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £299 £56

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions ● All inclusive package ● Entertainment

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Departure 30th May

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 7 £549 £50

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions plus Off Road Safari ● Dinner, bed & breakfast ●

Booking Hotline: 01942 728960


dunoon

edinburgh

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Dunoon is the largest town in Argyll. It’s built around two bays between which is the site of the former Dunoon Castle. There’s an excellent view of the town from here. Your visit will be memorable as the scenery really is unparalleled in these parts. Take a stroll, as the locals do, through the Botanic Gardens or the Victorian town centre. You’ll be tempted, we know, by the tea rooms and shops. But don’t worry - you’re on holiday!

The world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual global gathering showcasing talents of musicians and performers from all over the world. Taking place high above the majestic skyline of Scotland’s capital city on the floodlit castle esplanade, the Tattoo is a stunning international spectacle of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre. A wonderful experience not to missed by young and old alike as you witness the massed Pipes and Drums, the bands from her Majesty’s Royal Marines, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper all against the back drop of Edinburgh Castle.

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Our excursions show you many of the region’s beauty spots with lunches on touring days and tea and coffee on outward and return days. There is also a day at leisure in the resort.

The Esplanade Hotel ★★★

The attractive small town of Dunoon sits close to the end of the Cowel peninsula and our hotel stands south facing on the pedestrian promenade with stunning sea views. There is entertainment most evenings and there are pleasant evening strolls along the promenade.

We have two dates to chose from Friday 11th August and Tuesday 22nd August. Our tattoo tour has used this superb hotel for 20 years. There is a leisure centre for those who like a swim, plus it is on the all night bus route for anyone who likes the nightlife of Scotland’s capital city. We include a short city tour and evening transport to and from the Tattoo.

Kings Manor Hotel ★★★

Departure 10th June

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £439 £48

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● DINER TOUR ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Entertainment ● Excursions

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DINER TOURS on these tours our hostess will serve a freshly prepared light lunch with tea & coffee on day excursions, and morning coffee and biscuits on the outward and return days. All freshly made on board.

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The King Manor Hotel is long favoured with our customers for its high standard of accommodation as all rooms are of course ensuite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, WIFI and hospitality tray. For your added convenience there is a lift to all floors.

Departure 11th August 22nd August

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 3 £319 £65+ 3 £319 £65+

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Good tickets to the Tattoo plus short City tour

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scottish Borders

highlands

Peebles

Romantic highland Railways

Nestled within an area of outstanding beauty and only 23 miles south of Edinburgh, the Borders town of Peebles sits straddling the majestic River Tweed.

Scenery, Scenery and more Scenery on this fantastic tour.

But the world famous salmon fishing river - Peebles motto is “Against the stream they multiply” - is only one of the many treasures on offer to visitors. A Royal Burgh since 1152 and the rule of King David I, Peebles has for many years been a market town cherished by locals and visitors alike for its picturesque and unspoilt character.

Jacobite steam train ITINERARY Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we head over the border northwards with suitable stops along the way and arrive at The Balavil hotel set in the heart of the highlands with time to settle in and maybe have a swim. This family run hotel offers traditional hospitality. All trains and sails are included. Day 2: We have a short local excursion via Blair Athol and call at Pitlochry then Killiecrankie on our return journey.

town bridge over river tweed at Peebles Our excursions take us to New Lanark a world heritage site, Bigger Johnsons of Elgin Cashmere visitor centre (inc tea and cake), Abbotsford House and gardens and Kelso and Floors Castle. The Barony Castle Hotel & Spa ★★★

Live like a Lord for 5 days. Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony and steeped in history, this imposing 16th century tower house has evolved into the modern, welcoming hotel we see today. The Barony Castle hotel is situated on the outskirts of the pleasant border town of Peebles. Behind the impressive stone facade lies a modern hotel offering comfort to the most discerning guest. Relax in the bar before dining in Thomsons restaurant offering fine cuisine. All rooms are ensuite with TV, tea making facilities, hairdryer and telephone and there is a lift.

Day 3: Transferring to Aviemore where we will have free time before joining the steam service to Grantown with time to explore. Day 4: The Kyle Line Inverness to Kyle (Palin says beautiful line) followed by a glass bottom boat ride. Day 5: An early start today to the Jacobite from Fort William to Mallaig where we take a one hour cruise in search of whales and eagles. On return we visit Glenfinnan to view the Viaduct and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s monument, and finally Neptune’s staircase. Day 6: We leave heading south using our door to door service.

Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore

Situated in the heart of the Scottish highlands, the Balavil hotel is a family run business that offers a warm and personal welcome to our visiting guests. Our hotel in the village of Newtonmore offers traditional and stylish accommodation with a varied menu. Being in our family for over 30 years, you can expect wonderful highland hospitality in the beautiful setting of the Cairngorm National Park.

Mallaig harbour

Abbotsford house Departure 3rd September

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £399 £80

Departure 8th October

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Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions ● Dinner, bed & breakfast

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £419 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursions ● Dinner, bed & breakfast

Booking Hotline: 01942 728960


secret islands

ireland

secret island & Waterways

killarney

This is a super holiday staying at the Winnock Hotel, Loch Lomond with an inclusive drinks package.

Killarney is a medium sized town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, which is part of Killarney National Park. The town and its hinterland is home to St Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Owing to its natural heritage, history and its location on the Ring of Kerry, Killarney is a popular tourist destination.

ITINERARY Day 1: We head north stopping at Moffat for the chance to get some lunch before we travel on to the Winnock Hotel. Days 2/3/4/ may change order dependant on sailings. Day 2: We travel to South Queensferry and join the Maid of the Forth to sail by the Forth Bridge to Inchcolm where there will be time to visit the Abbey and view the wildlife, all included.

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Day 3: We head to the Isle of Arran where we visit Brodick Castle and tour the Island, again all included. Day 4: Today we visit Loch Lomond and join the cruiser to visit the Secret Islands and the narrows of the Loch Lomond, again all included in the tour price.

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Brodick Castle The Winnock Hotel

A prompt start this morning as Irish motorways now make this journey possible. After leaving the port we journey south to Kerry and to the hotel which has full leisure facilities and nightly entertainment. Our meals are self service breakfast and carvery dinners. Our guide joins us for our excursion to The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsular with our final excursion to Cork and Blarney Castle. There is a day free in the town where I can arrange a jaunting car ride and a sail on the Killarney lake at a very reasonable cost. Our last day we return to Dublin for our afternoon sailing to Holyhead, getting us back in our area around 20.45pm.

Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, Winnock Hotel is set in an 18th-century building and features an on-site bar and a restaurant serving British cuisine. Rooms are decorated with warm tones and they are all equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Each room comprises a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Some rooms also boast a private balcony and four-poster beds. This excellent hotel offers us a great package starting with a glass of wine with dinner each evening followed by entertainment with drinks inclusive package.(Local laws put a £15 per person limit each night).

Blarney Castle Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney ★★★★

Forth Bridge Departure 18th Oct

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £419 £56

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

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Nestled in the very heart of the quaint and beautiful Killarney town, this hotel offers you a range of modern and comfortable facilities, coupled with a friendly and courteous service. The hotel rooms are all furnished to a high standard and ideal for those looking to spend a peaceful and relaxing time in this beautiful Co. Kerry town. Departure 31st July

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £629 £120

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Entertainment

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llandudno

Llandudno is Wales’s largest resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches, the award winning North Shore and the quiet, sand duned West Shore. The Queens Hotel, Llandudno ★★

The Queens Hotel has been in the same family for over 25 years and is ideally situated on the sea front just two minutes walk from the main shopping area. Most rooms boast splendid views across the bay to the Great Orme and the Pier. There are 2 lifts which serve all floors. There are two restaurants serving excellent cuisine along with fine service. There is nightly entertainment for your enjoyment or you may wish to sit in the lounge over looking the sea and watch the world go by. All rooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea making facilities.

decades Break This well established sea front hotel offers us nightly entertainment on the theme of ‘Decades Break’. On the outward day we call at The Tweedmill at St.Asaph then have two shorter day excursions with afternoon tea each day. On the return day we spend a little time in Chester. Departure 13th January

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £149 £12

Departure 27th February

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £249 £16

Victorian extravaganza On our annual visit to this fantastic long weekend there is something for everyone in the festival plus all the shops are open. The extravaganza also includes a huge rally of classic and vintage vehicles held on Bodafon Fields, plus there is some entertainment in the hotel.

spring break This break arrives on the last day of the Extravaganza so we travel direct to the resort to arrive for 11ish (please note rooms will only be available mid afternoon) but you will have the chance to see some of the show. This tour has two day excursions and a day at leisure in the resort. Evening entertainment each night. Departure 1st May

summer holidays This sea front hotel is also close to the main shopping area of Mostyn Street and offers us a high standard of home cooking from its chefs. Every evening there is entertainment in the ballroom or if you wish you can relax in the lounge and enjoy the sea views. We offer four day excursions to Beaumaris, Carnarvon, Llanberis, Porthmadoc and Criccieth, Betws y Coed and Conway. We also have 2 days at leisure in resort. On our outward journey we call Tweedmill at St Asaph and on the return we call at Cheshire Oaks, arriving back in our area around 4pm. Departure 17th June

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 8 £469 £30

Departure 24th September

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £389 £20

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Departure 28th April

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4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 4 £239 £12

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £299 £16

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Excursions as listed ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Evening entertainment

Booking Hotline: 01942 728960


tenby

Barmouth

Tenby is an attractive seaside resort with two bays, a harbour and plenty of shops and cafes. The coastline in this area is so spectacular that almost all of it is designated National Park. Tenby has an ancient harbour surrounded by Regency buildings in pretty pastel colours and is a magnet for artists and photographers as well as a haven for holiday makers.

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Beautiful at any time of year...

Located on the west coast of Snowdonia with a long sandy beach and a picturesque harbour bordered by the dramatically beautiful Mawddach estuary. Barmouth is the perfect destination for vintage seaside holidays, walking and outdoor activity breaks, or fresh air getaways at any time of year. diNeR

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The Belgrave Hotel, Tenby ★★

The Belgrave hotel stands on the sea front over looking the south beach and Caldey Island. It has been in the Thomas family for many years and offers us a great package of dinner, bed and breakfast and full entertainment programme. All rooms are ensuite with TV, telephone and tea making facilities and for your added convenience there is a lift to all floors.

All iNClUsiVe PlUs Our package here is great value and includes nightly entertainment with a free bar from 18.00 to 23.00 each evening. We also include 3 packed lunches and two afternoon teas. There are two local excursions included and a visit to the love spoon carver. Departure 19th February

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS ALL INCLUSIVE PLUS Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £295 NOA

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summer holidays This ever popular hotel looking over the South Beach is within easy level walking distance of the walled town and there is nightly entertainment. Our excursions include Laughane Pendine and Saunderfoot, Carmarthen, St Davids, plus a day at leisure in resort. Departure 16th July

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £349 NOA

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

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Arbour Hotel, Barmouth The hotel stands on the sea front with the town centre just a few minutes stroll away and has a lift to all floors. Nightly entertainment. Karen and her husband offer personal service and supervise the restaurant each day. The simple rooms feature TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some add bay windows and ocean views. Amenities include a casual, airy dining room and a pool. We stop at Llangollen on the outward journey and also have two excursions - one to Porthmadoc and Criccieth and the other to Tywyn and Aberdovey. We also take a day at leisure. Departure 25th June

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5 £339 £25

Barmouth Bridge crossing the Mawddach estuary

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Nightly entertainment ● DINER TOUR

DINER TOURS on these tours our hostess will serve a freshly prepared light lunch with tea & coffee on day excursions, and morning coffee and biscuits on the outward and return days. All freshly made on board.

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south of France

Paris

Cote d’Azur

the lemon Festival This fabulous holiday based at The Van Der Valk Hotel, St Aygulf on the Mediterranean coast is located on the sea front and close to Saint Raphael. The tour includes visits and admissions with seated tickets to the Nice Carnival Flower Parade and The Golden Fruit Parade and entrance to Bioves Gardens plus a guided tour of the Fragonard Parfumeur. Our outward sea crossing is from Dover to Calais and we return overnight via North Sea Ferries from Zeebrugge with low berth cabins and dinner. Overnight stops are in Reims and Orange on the outward journey and near Dijon on the return journey. Both include breakfast and dinner.

This is a quality package throughout.

The Van Der Valk Hotel, St Aygulf ★★★ This seafront hotel is ideally situated midway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. It offers a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation, and a spectacular view of the bay of Saint-Raphaël and Esterel Massif. The Hotel Saint-Aygulf features 85 rooms and suites. They are all en suite, and present cosy and elegant spaces. Most have a terrace featuring a view of the Mediterranean Sea or the lake, home to flamingos and swans. The restaurant serves traditional French cuisine for lunch and dinner in a modern and stylish setting. It offers a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. The bar boasts a cosy setting where you can enjoy a relaxing drink, or mingle and socialise. It features a pool table, table football, a TV, a piano and Wi-Fi access.

Departure 21st February

10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 10 £829 £230

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● Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Overnight ferry crossings ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

Paris Floating hotel This fabulous holiday starts with a visit to York on our outward day then we take low cabins and meals on the overnight ferry to Zeebrugge. Day 2 - We travel south visiting Amiens over lunchtime and reach Renoir about 17.30. We have 3 nights full board on the ship and evening entertainment with a Gala Dinner. Subject to tides the ships will sail under the bridges of Paris. There will be two guided half day excursions. On the last day abroad we head north and visit Brugge before joining our overnight crossing to Hull including low berths, dinner and breakfast. On Saturday we arrive back in Hull and enjoy a morning visit to Beverley before arriving back in the North West mid afternoon.

MS Renoir Those of you who have been with us using our ships as floating hotels know that this tour gives you the chance to experience what these ships do in season. On board the MS Renoir all cabins are ensuite with twin beds and all cabins have a large picture window, TV and shower. The meal plan is full board with buffet style breakfast and table service lunch and dinner, drinks are included with just some exceptions. There is light entertainment some evening, the ships have a large sun deck available at most times apart from when the ship is passing under low bridges. Upper deck cabins are available at a supplement of £75 per person for the cruise.

Departure 20th March

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ON RENOIR Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £528 £165

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Overnight ferry crossings ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ●

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holland

Jersey by Air

Volendam kings day plus dutch Bulbfields Our classic Dutch hotel The Art Hotel Spaander is sat on the shore of Ijsslemeer Lake in the centre of the classic village of Volendam. We cross to Holland via North Sea ferries to Rotterdam and include dinner and breakfast on board the ship along with low berth cabins. Included in the tour price is admission to Kuekenhof Gardens for the world famous displays, a train ride through the flower fields and Enkhausen - a historic port. We celebrate Kings Day (27th April), a national holiday, with a free day in Volendam. You will need to wear something orange for this fantastic party day. Should you wish to travel to Amsterdam for an even bigger party it is just 14 miles away by bus or train (fare not included).

The Art Hotel Spaander ★★★ art hotel Spaander is located in a prime position in Volendam on the banks of the IJsselmeer. This historical hotel dating back to 1881 has a truly authentic Dutch feel to it. Each of the 78 luxurious bedrooms have been uniquely decorated and feature authentic Dutch decor. Rooms are generously proportioned and some of them offer views over the IJsselmeer or Volendam’s famous boulevard on the dike. The hotel’s famous restaurant offers a delightful menu featuring Volendam and Dutch specialties. Guests can sample such delights as stewed fish, whilst being served by waitresses in the traditional Volendam costume. Art hotel Spaander also organises various music, entertainment and art events on a regular basis. Guests will love exploring the town of Volendam on foot – the traditional Dutch houses, the canals, the scenic waterfront and of course the dike itself. The historical towns of Edam and Monnickendam are close by and worth a visit.

Departure 25th April

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £649 £190 inc. ship

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ● Ferry crossings

Jersey The island of Jersey possesses a fascinating and complex history stretching back over a thousand years. Its very landscape along with Norman style farmhouses, narrow winding lanes, small fields and French street names reflects its connection with the fates of two great nations, Britain and France. Jersey lies in the bay of Mont St Michel and is the largest of the Channel Islands covering 10 miles east to west and 6 miles north to south to make this an ideal spot for visiting and exploring pretty countryside and taking in the history it has to offer.

The Mayfair Hotel, St Helier ★★★ The 3 star Mayfair Hotel welcomes you instantly with its light, open foyer and is the perfect place to stay as it exudes warmth and a friendliness that they are proud to have cultivated over many years. It is located just five minutes stroll from St Helier’s shopping district and a few minutes away from the beautiful gardens of Howard Davis Park. All bedrooms are ensuite and for your added enjoyment. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and extensive gym. Afterwards you may wish to enjoy a drink on the sun terrace which is the perfect spot to sit and relax. Our ever popular hotel on this pretty island set very close to the French coast at the entrance to the Gulf of St Malo is a little bit of paradise in many peoples eyes. It has the continental flavour without the hassle of money and language difficulties. The holiday offers our door to door service to and from Liverpool airport and the hotel arranges transport from and to the airport. They also offer a good selection of day excursions at reasonable prices. Departure 1st May 2nd October

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 6 £519 £90 6 £499 £90

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS DINNER BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS (TICKETS EXTRA) Departure Days Price per Person Single Supplement 5th August 8 £709 NOA

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Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Dinner, bed and breakfast

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France

seine guaranteed No Currency surcharges

Beautiful Brittany From stunning coastlines, interesting places to explore this tour is carefully arranged to give us the maximum time in this very attractive region of Western France, with strong connections to Cornwall. Our day starts by heading south to arrive in Portsmouth for around 17.30 pm and join our cruise ferry the MV Bretagne. Onboard we have included a four course dinner in the restaurant (not the self service cafe) and low berth cabins. The ship sails at 20.00pm and during the sail there is entertainment in the lounge and the usual shops. The following morning we arrive at St Malo. We have a full breakfast, then allow time to explore the walled town of St Malo. We depart about 12.30pm for our three hour journey to Concarneau on the southern coast of Brittany overlooking the Bay of Biscay and our hotel for the next 5 nights.

Hotel De L‘Ocean Concarneau Our well appointed hotel is located on the sea front and is about 15 min walk from the harbour. Boasting a Jacuzzi, Hotel De L’Ocean Concarneau is located in Concarneau and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area’s attractions. The hotel provides a number of amenities, including a lift, billiards and a golf course. A fitness centre can be readily accessed by guests wanting to keep active while travelling. Rooms at Hotel De L’Ocean Concarneau are well-appointed and offer a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a telephone. Enjoy a relaxing aperitif in the hotel’s comfortable lounge bar, then head to the restaurant for an evening meal. There is a range of breakfast options on offer each morning.

River Cruise

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The adventure starts by travelling to Portsmouth for our overnight sail to Caen (low berth cabins and breakfast included). On day 2 we spend some time at Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches and Bayuex before we join the MS Renoir in Honfleur for 4 nights full board and a free bar for our river cruise to Paris. We have two excursions by coach from the ship and free time in Rouen. On arrival in Paris we have a gala dinner and sail under the bridges (subject to water levels). The following day we leave the ship and head north to spend the afternoon in Brugges before joining the P & O overnight ferry to Hull (low berth cabins dinner and breakfast again included).

MS Renoir Those of you who have been with us using our ships as floating hotels know that this tour gives you the chance to experience what these ships do in season. On board the MS Renoir all cabins are ensuite with twin beds and all cabins have a large picture window, TV and shower.

During our stay here we will be offering excursions to many of the famous historic towns of the area inc Quimper, Pont Aven and Benodet. On our return journey I hope to visit Dinan & Dinard and we visit a couple of Cidre Farms, a product which the area is famous for plus there will a full day at leisure.

The meal plan is full board with buffet style breakfast and table service lunch and dinner, drinks are included with just some exceptions. There is light entertainment some evening. The ships have a large sun deck available at most times apart from when the ship is passing under low bridges.

Our meal plan here is dinner with a choice of 3 main courses including water on the table (arrival day is a fixed menu then tea and coffee after dinner.

Upper deck cabins are available at a supplement of £75 per person for the cruise.

Departure 3rd May

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST Days Price per Person Single Supplement 8 £795 £151 inc ship

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Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS FULL BOARD & DRINKS INCLUSIVE ON RENOIR Departure Days Price per Person Single Supplement 8th July 7 £925 £245

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

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spain & Portugal

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This super tour is fully escorted by a lifelong friend Ken Baxter who lives in Portugal and has run tours to this part of Europe for nearly all his life. We travel via Brittany ferries to Santander with dinner and breakfast taken in the restaurant and with low berth cabins included. On leaving the ship we have an overnight stay at Los Infantes, a former palace. From here we head to The Bosque Mar Hotel at Reboredo, situated just 300 meters from the beach where we have 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, including wine and water.

The following day we head north to stay overnight at Los Infantes and on the last day in Spain we return to Santander for the afternoon sailing to Portsmouth, again with low berth cabins and dinner and breakfast. On our final day we arrive in Portsmouth early afternoon and journey home to our door to door service in the early evening.

Our excursions include an Estuary Cruise where we visit the shellfish platforms, a drive along the coast to the village Combarro and the world famous shrine at Santiago de Compostela, the 3rd holy city of the world. We also we have a day at leisure here. Moving on we pass Vigo and join the coast road to Baiona and cross the River Minho into Portugal where we visit Ponte de Lima the oldest town in the country. We then continue to the Regua Douro Hotel at Regua, for 5 nights, which overlooks the Douro River. We take excursions to Quinta da Pacheca with tastings and lunch, a train ride to Pocinho travelling through vine clad gorges, a visit to Amarante - a small town on the River Tamega where we visit the historic church of Saogoncalo and its shops and a short journey to Quinta Aveleda possibly one of the finest vinho estates in the country. We have a short walk through beautiful gardens where we will sample the wine with cheese on the terrace before we enter the estate dining room for lunch. Afterwards we call at a local wine coop for tastings and a chance to buy and we also take a morning drive through the incredible mountain scenery of this demarcated Port Wine area.

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Cathedral of santiago de Compostela 15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST PLUS EXTRAS Departure Days Price per Person Single Supplement 19th Sept 15 £1575 £275

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions

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Festive Breaks

llandudno turkey & tinsel long Weekend Elegant Llandudno is the largest resort in Wales. Stunningly situated between the Great and Little Ormes, Llandudno has two wonderful beaches. It has a lively and bustling town centre with broad streets and fascinating Victorian verandas. A long weekend in this busy resort. We call at the Tweed Mill on route to The Queens and have some free time in the afternoon. We have two full day excursions and a day in resort. Each day there is afternoon tea in the hotel with table gifts, evening entertainment and a visit from the man in THE RED COAT. On our return day we spend some time in the City of Chester arriving home for our door to door service about 4pm.

The Queens Hotel, Llandudno ★★ The Queens Hotel has been in the same family for over 25 years and is ideally situated on the sea front just two minutes walk from the main shopping area. Most rooms boast splendid views across the bay to the Great Orme and the Pier. There are 2 lifts which serve all floors. There are two restaurants serving excellent cuisine along with fine service. There is nightly entertainment for your enjoyment or you may wish to sit in the lounge over looking the sea and watch the world go by. All rooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea making facilities.

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Bridgwater, taunton guy Fawkes illuminated Carnival The Guy Fawkes Carnival - there is nothing like this in the north of England. The town’s roads are closed to all traffic and the parade begins. There are up to 50 illuminated floats, each one decorated with 1000’s of lights and they all have a different theme. Most will have dancers on board who will be dressed to suit the theme of the cart. These ‘carts’ are built by volunteers and cost thousands of pounds. Bridgwater is one of a number of parades which raise as much money as possible for charities. The parade takes about 90 minutes to pass any point, you will be amazed at the warmth that radiates from them as they pass you by, and to make it easy for you we include grandstand seats which are covered to protect you from the weather.

Holiday Inn, Taunton ★★★ Contemporary rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus work desks, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and 24-hour room service. Amenities include an indoor pool and a fitness centre. There’s also a restaurant serving classic fare.

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Drinkisve Inclus tenby turkey & tinsel The Belgrave stands on the sea front over looking the south beach and Caldey Island. It has been in the Thomas family for many years and offers us a great all inclusive package of dinner, bed and breakfast with nightly entertainment and a free bar 6-11pm. Packed lunches are provided on three days and afternoon tea on one day.

Days excursions include: Laugharne - the former home of Dylan Thomas, Pendine Beach, Saudersfoot, St Govans and Pembroke with a visit to see the Love Spoon Carver.

Belgrave Hotel, Tenby ★★ En suite rooms in a classic Edwardian seafront hotel, plus a sea-view bar.

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast, all inclusive plus packed lunches ● Excursions ●

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Entertainment ● Excursions

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Covered seats at Carnival ● Excursions

4 Days/3 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast Turkey & Tinsel long weekend

3 Days/2 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast Turkey & Tinsel long weekend

5 Days/4 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast all inclusive plus packed lunches

3rd November £234

3rd November £195

5th November £295

Single Supplement: £20

Single Supplement: £40

Single Supplement: NOA

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Festive Breaks

thursford Christmas spectacular This Christmas Spectacular is the largest Christmas show in the country! Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and muchloved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.

We proudly offer this fabulous hotel overlooking the Wash close to the famous cliffs and attractive beach which is only a short walk away. We include good seats at the Thursford Spectacular. Door to door service. A full and a half day excursion and accommodation of dinner, bed and breakfast.

Best Western Le Strange Arms, Old Hunstanton ★★★★ This Hotel sits quietly in the North Norfolk village of Old Hunstanton and enjoys an unrivalled seashore setting, with lawns sweeping down to the dunes and sandy beach. The hotel’s location allows easy access to some of the great houses dotted around the area and puts the North Norfolk coast within touching distance. Although the hotel is on the east coast of England, it faces west across the Wash, which is famous for its sunsets and wildlife!

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Show ticket included ● Excursions

gilsland hall hotel turkey & tinsel Gilsland Spa hotel sits proudly in 140 acres of manicured garden and natural woodland in an idyllic countryside location with spectacular views over the Cumbrian and Northumberland countryside. It takes its name from the nearby Gilsland village and the restorative properties of the historic sulphur well visited by many since the 1800s. This Turkey & Tinsel tour offers 5 days/4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, door to door service, nightly entertainment, 2 day excursions to Newcastle and Solway Coast including a journey on Settle and Carlisle Railway (not steam), returning on Monday via the Lake District.

Gilsland Spa Hotel, Cumbia ★★ The Hotel boasts 94 en suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, and a centrally located ballroom with a bar and entertainment every evening. It caters for both residents and non-residents and there are opportunities to snack, lunch or dine in Galloways Bar and Hadrian’s Coffee shop.

Babbacombe turkey & tinsel Babbacombe sits adjacent to Torquay, yet continues to enjoy its own independence. It boasts its very own promenade, theatre, shops, restaurants and of course the world famous Babbacombe Model Village. Stunning coastal views are abundant right around Lyme Bay’s jurasic coast as far as Portland Bill. All this sits high above two beaches and a harbour with footpaths and road access in addition to the historic Babbacombe cliff railway, one of only a few original working funicular railways still in existence today. Our Turkey & Tinsel tour includes dinner, bed and breakfast. A minimum of three nights entertainment, 2 day excursions and watch out for the man in the RED COAT.

Anchorage Hotel ★★★ AA A warm welcome awaits you at the Anchorage Hotel which is situated in the peaceful Cary Park, a few minutes walk from Babbacombe Downs which overlooks the sea. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. All are centrally heated, equipped with direct dial telephones, radio, television, wireless internet connection and tea and coffee making facilities.

Tour Includes:

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Nightly entertainment ● Excursions

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Entertainment ● Excursions

8th November £380 Single Supplement: NOA

5 Days/4 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast Turkey & Tinsel

4 Days/3 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast Turkey & Tinsel long weekend

14th December £380

13th November £299

13th November £235

Single Supplement: £25

Single Supplement: £20

4 Days/3 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast Turkey & Tinsel long weekend

Single Supplement: NOA

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Festive Breaks

ludlow Pre-Christmas Party Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel. The historic town centre is situated on a cliff above the River Teme and is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

Valkenburg Christmas Markets In the 19th century, because of the natural beauty of the area, Valkenburg became a sought-after holiday destination for the well-to-do in the Netherlands. Tourism developed, especially after the railway from Maastricht to Heerlen and Aachen opened in Valkenburg railway station is the oldest surviving station in the Netherlands. In the beginning of the 20th century, well-known Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers lived in Valkenburg for several years. He helped develop tourism by designing a hotel, an open-air theatre and a copy of the catacombs of Rome. Furthermore he restored the medieval church and designed several tombs and a chapel in Gothic Revival style in a graveyard situated on Cauberg, a steep hill outside the town centre. HOLIDAY ITINERARY

This very popular little town offers us a great preChristmas package of dinner, bed & breakfast. Door to door pickups and day excursions to Leominster, Hereford and Shrewsbury plus a day at leisure and a sail on the Langollen Canal including the famous Froncysylie Aqueduct with mulled wine and mince pies all included in the price.

The Feathers Hotel ★★★ Described by the New York Times as “the most handsome inn in the world” the Feathers Hotel is one of Ludlow’s most popular attractions. Set in a magnificent timber-framed building in the centre of picturesque Ludlow, 300 metres from Ludlow Castle. Rooms are elegantly decorated, and each has a private bathroom. The award-winning Feathers Restaurant serves a modern British menu using fresh, locally sourced produce.

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ●

4 Days/3 Nights Dinner, bed and Breakfast Pre Christmas Party 19th November £309 Single Supplement: NOA

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Day 1: We head south to Folkestone for our late morning Le Shuttle crossing to France. During the crossing we will serve you with a glass of wine or orange juice, so if you wish to bring a packed lunch that’s fine. After arriving in France we head along the coast into Belgium around Brussels and on to Valkenburg arriving with a little time to spare before our buffet evening meal. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Day 2: We head to Aachan to visit this attractive city and its Christmas Market. We arrive late morning so for those of you who wish to explore the former walled city there is an open top bus to take you through the most interesting parts of the city. You may also wish to visit the fine Cathedral. We return to Valkenburg late afternoon. Day 3: Today our drivers have a well earned rest and you have your visit to Valkenburg’s fine shops and the markets all under cover in the caves. There is a small charge to enter the caves. Tonight

we recommend you have your evening meal early as it is the Parade night with Santa in the town centre. Many of the shops will be open till late and there will be music in many of the bars in the town. Day 4: The medieval health resort of Monschau is our destination today set on The River Rur This is a very romantic town and the traditional Christmas Market is only open at weekends. A really great visit before we return for our final evening at The Hotel Schaepkens. Day 5: A reasonable early start today as we head home. We hope to allow enough time to buy a little duty free along the way, again crossing the channel via the tunnel arriving back in the Northwest early evening.

Hotel Schaepkens ★★★★ The hotel is surrounded by a picturesque garden in the centre of the historic town of Valkenburg. It has three lifts serving all floors and features free Wi-Fi in all areas. The hotel offers rooms with a TV and an en suite bathroom. Some of the rooms feature artwork on the walls including vintage photographs. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner in the evening. There is a twice daily happy hour at the hotel bar and live entertainment on some evenings.

5 Days/4 Nights Dinner, bed and breakfast plus Christmas Markets 24th November £399 Single Supplement: £85

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Festive Breaks

Drinkisve Inclus loch lomond plus edinburgh Christmas Market Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, the loch is 24.5 miles (39 km) long. It is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland and has more than 30 islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002. A popular leisure destination located between the lowlands of central Scotland and the Highlands. In 2005, a poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.

The Winnock Hotel ★★★ Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, Winnock Hotel is set in an 18th-century building and features an on-site bar and a restaurant serving British cuisine. Rooms are decorated with warm tones and they are all equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Each room comprises a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Some rooms also boast a private balcony and four-poster beds. This excellent hotel offers us a great package starting with a glass of wine with dinner each evening followed by entertainment with drinks inclusive package. (Local laws put a £15 per person limit each night).

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● All inclusive accommodation ● Excursions

scarborough turkey & tinsel plus Flower of May Christmas show Britain’s first holiday resort occupies a fine position on the Yorkshire coastline with two magnificent bays and a headland topped by a castle. The resort is steeped in a thousand years of history and is surrounded by beauty, offering some of the finest gardens in Britain, a 12th century medieval castle, shopping centre and a wide variety of nightlife.

Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough ★★★ The Esplanade Hotel holds a commanding position above the cliffs overlooking Scarborough and the south bay. With fantastic views over the bay this large comfortable hotel, richly decorated and with unique charm and character abounds with genuine hospitality. Behind the old-fashioned warm welcome you will find the advantages of a well-run modern hotel, comfortable, well-planned accommodation, excellent facilities and courteous efficient service from well trained staff.

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast ● Excursions ●

5 Days/4 Nights All Inclusive PLUS Edinburgh Christmas Market 30th November £319 Single Supplement: £56

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3 Days/ 2 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast PLUS Flower of May Christmas Show 8th December £149 Single Supplement: NOA

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Cumbria gilsland hall hotel Cumbria - The eastern part of the county is moorland with some great walks and is close to the border with Northumbria. To the north of both counties is Hadrian’s Wall built by The Roman Emperor Hadrian. The whole area is very scenic and a pleasure to drive through.

Christmas Package Day 1: After our door step pick ups we head north with a coffee stop along the way. We then stop in Penrith for a little lunch before travelling up to the Spa for around 2.30pm. We hope to have you all checked in for 3pm. Day 2: Subject to numbers we may have a short excusion to Hexham Xmas Eve. Day 3: The staff of Memory Lane and Gilsland Hall Hotel wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Today is full board, watch out for the man in the RED COAT bearing gifts. Day 4: Breakfast, time to relax a little before lunch. Subject to numbers we will have a country drive returning in time to get ready for the evening package of entertainment and food. Day 5: On the return journey we load the luggage and set off down the old road to Kendal, where we will have time for a little shopping around the town.

Our package includes nightly entertainment starting with a tea dance before dinner, then the main evening entertainment starts about 8.30pm. This caters for all tastes, there is a large dance floor for those wishing to dance, along with the public bar if you want a quieter moment.

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast plus extra lunches ● Full entertainment package 5 Days/4 Nights SMA Christmas Package 23rd December - PRICE TBC but expected to be similar to 2016

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Christmas

dumfries Cairndale hotel

llandudno Queens hotel

Dumfries and Galloway is a huge pretty area of South West Scotland with beautiful scenery at every turn.

Elegant Llandudno is the largest resort in Wales. Stunningly situated between the Great and Little Ormes, Llandudno has two wonderful beaches. It has a lively and bustling town centre with broad streets and fascinating Victorian verandas.

Christmas Package Day 1: We head north stopping for coffee along the way, then we cross the border and head into the Old Blacksmith shop for lunch. We check in allowing you time to explore this fine town. Day 2: We have a drive through the Dumfries and Galloway Forest Park with hot chocolate and brandy served on the coach. Our lunch stop is in Castle Douglas before travelling back to the Cairndale and our celebrations for Christmas with an evening of entertainment. Day 3: Christmas Day. A very merry Christmas from all at Memory Lane. Breakfast, full Christmas lunch with a glass of wine and an evening of entertainment. Day 4: Boxing Day. Morning free in Dumfries and a short excursion in the afternoon. Day 5: We leave Scotland today and journey home with a stop for lunch.

This fine red sand stone building set just a few minutes walk from the town centre attractions of Dumfries provides us with a great base for our Christmas tour. There is a great entertainment programme and full leisure facilities (don’t forget your swimming gear) set amongst some wonderful scenery which we will be exploring.

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast plus extra lunches ● Full entertainment package

Christmas Package Christmas Eve: We travel down to Llandudno where we plan to have a relaxing day. After lunch there is time to unwind before meeting in the Embassy Ballroom for drinks and a bit of fun guessing the weight of the Christmas cake. Dinner will be followed with dancing and evening entertainment. Christmas Day: After breakfast Father Christmas visits with presents and then a fun treasure trail. A traditional Christmas Day lunch will be served with entertainment to follow. For the evening meal we enjoy the Chef’s candlelit buffet followed by dancing and music. Boxing Day: After breakfast we enjoy games and a Christmas quiz. Our lunch is followed with fun entertainment and afternoon tea. Once the evening meal is served there is a themed fancy dress party - with games, music and entertainment. 27th December: After breakfast we take a scenic coach trip and on our return we enjoy morning coffee - before having a buffet lunch. After evening dinner there is entertainment and dancing. 28th December: After breakfast we say a sad farewell and journey home.

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Dinner, bed and breakfast plus extra lunches ● Full entertainment package

5 Days/4 Nights SMA Christmas Package 23rd December £395

5 Days/4 Nights SMA Christmas Package

Single Supplement: £60

23rd December £610 Single Supplement: - £20

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New Year

dumfries Cairndale hotel

Cumbria gilsland hall hotel

hogmanay Package

hogmanay Package

Dumfries and Galloway is a huge pretty area of South West Scotland with beautiful scenery at every turn.

Cumbria - The eastern part of the county is moorland with some great walks and is close to the border with Northumbria. To the north of both counties is Hadrian’s Wall built by The Roman Emperor Hadrian. The whole area is very scenic and a pleasure to drive through.

Day 1: We head north stopping for coffee along the way, then we cross the border and head into the Old Blacksmith shop for lunch. We check in allowing you time to explore this fine town. Day 2: We have a drive through the Dumfries and Galloway Forest Park with hot chocolate and brandy served on the coach. Our lunch stop is in Castle Douglas before travelling back to the Cairndale. Our New Year celebrations and evening of entertainment take place in the Park House Suite. Day 3: If we didn’t see you last evening Happy New Year. Time to recover, breakfast from 10am to 11.30am. This rest of the day is at leisure. How about a dip in the pool or a walk by the river? In the afternoon a sandwich lunch is served in the upstairs ballroom, then tonight it’s back to Park House Suite for our last night of partying. Day 4: Sadly we leave the The Cairndale and set off back into England. We stop in Kendal for lunch before we return to our area late afternoon.

This fine red sand stone building set just a few minutes walk from the town centre attractions of Dumfries provides us with a great base for our New Year tour.

New Years Eve: We start with a hearty breakfast. Subject to numbers and the hotel programme, we may have a short excursion. We will be returning for lunch and the day will have little moments to relax, chat to friends old and new, a little snooze maybe before the evening starts about 5.30pm. Then it’s the Bells “wishing you A Happy New Year”. New Years Day: Happy New Year if we missed you last night. Breakfast, time to relax a little before lunch, then time to recover and get ready for the evening package of entertainment and food. Day 4: Sadly it’s time to leave. We load the luggage and set off down the old Road to Kendal where we will have time for a little shopping around the town.

Tour Includes:

Tour Includes:

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Short day excursion ● Dinner, bed and breakfast plus extras ● Full entertainment package

4 Days/3 Nights Half Board plus extras

4 Days/3 Nights Half Board plus extras

30th December £420

30th December - PRICE TBC but expected to be similar to 2016

Luxury coach travel with door-to-door pick up and returns ● Services of our experienced tour driver guide ● Day excursion ● Dinner, bed and breakfast plus extras ● Full entertainment package ●

Single Supplement: £60

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30th December: After our door to door pick ups we head north on the motorway stopping along the way for coffee, then a lunch stop in Penrith before we head for The Spa. We hope to have you all checked in for 3pm. Tea Dance.

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Holiday Travel Insurance A travel insurance scheme is available for all passengers travelling on our holidays arranged with ETI – International Travel Protection (ERV), the UK branch of Europäische Reiseverscherung AG, who are authorised by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BAFIN – www.bafin.de) and approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (www. fca.org.uk) to undertake insurance business in the UK. Should you wish to take out this optional travel insurance the premium for the will be advised when you book your holiday with us. All premiums will include 20% Insurance Premium Tax. DEMANDS AND NEEDS This insurance policy will suit the demands and needs of an individual or group (where applicable) who have no excluded medical condition(s), are travelling in countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against unforeseen circumstances/events detailed in the cover section below. Subject to the terms, conditions and maximum specified sums insured. IMPORTANT We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs but will be happy to provide you with factual information. We summarise below the details of the insurance cover provided which also includes 24-hour emergency service from Specialty Assistance Limited. The following is a brief summary of the cover available. Full details of cover and exclusions will be forwarded with your confirmation of booking. In any event you may ask for a specimen copy of the policy wording before booking should you wish to examine this in advance. SIGNIFICANT EXCLUSIONS RESIDENCY If you or anyone else named on this policy has not been a resident in the UK for the past 6-months this policy cannot cover you. PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS You must be able to comply with the following conditions to have the full protection of your policy. If you do not comply we may refuse to deal with any relevant claim or reduce the amount of any relevant claim payment. If you are travelling within the United Kingdom you are not required to declare your medical conditions. However to be covered for any medical conditions you have or have had, you must be able to answer YES to all of the questions 1. to 5. a) and b) below: 1. 2.

You are not aware of any reason why the trip could be cancelled or cut short. You are not travelling: a) against the advice of a medical practitioner b) for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment, or c) if you have been given a terminal prognosis.

3. 4. 5.

You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for any bodily injury, illness or disease as a hospital day case or in-patient. If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder, it must have been investigated and diagnosed as such by either: a) a registered mental health professional if you are under the care of a Community Mental Health Team, or b) a consultant specialising in the relevant field who has confirmed in writing (at your cost) that you are fit enough to take this trip.

If you are travelling outside of the United Kingdom you must telephone the Towergate Medical Line on 0344 892 1698 if anyone to be covered by this policy, or any person upon whose health the trip depends: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Has or has had a medical condition (excluding childhood and minor ailments not requiring treatment) Is taking prescribed medication Has or has had any medical condition still requiring periodic review Is awaiting any tests, treatment, investigation, referral or the results of these.

The Towergate Medical Line office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. PLEASE NOTE You must also notify the Towergate Medical Line immediately of any changes in medical circumstances arising between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure for the trip. You may have to pay an additional premium to cover your medical conditions. This applies to all destinations. In addition to the above the policy also contains the following main exclusions: • • • • • • •

Any existing medical conditions unless they have been declared to (where appropriate) and accepted by the insurer. Your participation in any organised sports, winter sports or dangerous activities unless they have been declared to and accepted by the Insurer. Suicide or the willful exposure to exceptional personal risk. Travel against the advice of the carrier, any other public transport provider, the Foreign Office or the World Health Organisation. Motorcycle travel during the insured trip where the engine size exceeds 125cc. Any manual work or hazardous occupation undertaken during the insured trip. The bankruptcy / liquidation of the tour operator, travel agent or transportation company with whom you have booked your trip.

Examples of these and other conditions and exclusions are contained within the policy wording, a specimen copy of which is available upon request. If after purchasing a policy from us should you find it does not meet your requirements you have 14-days from the date of issue or prior to travel, whichever is sooner, to cancel the policy and receive a full refund of your premium.

SUMMARY OF COVER PLEASE SEE THE POLICY WORDING FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE COVER, LIMITATIONS AND EXCESSES, A SPECIMEN COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST SECTION OF COVER

MAXIMUM SUM INSURED AND / OR BENEFITS PER PERSON

MAXIMUM EXCESS PER PERSON

Cancellation

£1,500 UK, Channel Islands & Europe / £3,500 Worldwide

• £20 Loss of Deposit 4-days plus • £70 Cancellation 4-days plus

Travel Delay

• £60 Delayed Departure • £1,500 UK, Channel Islands & Europe / £3,500 Worldwide Holiday Abandonment

• Nil Delayed Departure • £60 Holiday Abandonment 4-days plus

Missed Departure

£100 UK / £300 Channel Islands & Europe / £600 Worldwide

Nil

Personal Accident

£15,000

Nil

Medical & Other Expenses £2,000,000 (Including Curtailment)

£60 Medical Expenses £60 Curtailment 4-days plus

Hospital Benefit

£100 UK / £450 Non-UK

Nil

Baggage (Including Personal Money)

£1,500 (£200 Personal Money / £100 Delayed Baggage)

• £50 Baggage & Personal Money • Nil Delayed Baggage

Loss of Passport / Visa

£200

Nil

Personal Liability

£2,000,000

Nil

Legal Expenses

£25,000

Nil

Frank Elliott is an Appointed Representative of ITC Compliance Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their firm reference is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts.

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terms & Conditions Booking Conditions 1. YOU PAY A DEPOSIT When you make your booking you must pay a deposit of: a) £40.00 per person on all fully inclusive coaching holidays whether they be UK. Europe is normally £80. b) 15% of the cost of the holiday per person on all Fred Olsen cruises. Deposits for cruises cannot be transferred. C) £150.00 per person for all Channel Islands holidays including Jersey, Sark and Hero. All deposits are non-refundable and cannot be transferred. All money paid to your Travel Agent is held by them on your behalf until you receive our confirmation. 2. YOU PAY THE BALANCE The balance of the fare must be paid at least 8 weeks before the holiday departure (this may differ for cruise and by air/flight inclusive holiday tours). The departure and balance due dates are both shown on your holiday confirmation and invoice. If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain your deposit and apply cancellation charges as set out in paragraph 4. If you book within 6 weeks of the departure date the full holiday cost most be made at the time of booking. 3. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If, after our confirmation has been issued, you wish to change to another of our holidays or change departure date we will do our utmost to make the changes, provided that written notification is received at our offices from either your Travel Agent or from the person who made the booking not later than the date on which the balance of the original holiday cost was due for payment. This must be accompanied by a payment of £10.00 to cover administration costs. Any alterations within 6 weeks of departure will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges set out below. Excluding all Channel Islands, cruise and air/flight holidays (see 1 b & c above). Other alterations such as the addition of requests or change of pick up point that require a re-confirmation to be issued must be notified and accompanied by a payment of £10.00 to cover administration costs. 4. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY You, or any members of your party, may cancel your holiday at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person who made the booking, wherever possible, and is communicated to us in writing. As this incurs administrative costs we will apply cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below. More than 42 days before departure Deposit only 0-42 days before departure 30% of holiday cost 15 - 28 days before departure 50% of holiday cost 0-14 days before departure 100% of holiday cost NOTE: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 5. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT If you have a complaint during your holiday, please inform our driver/courier who will do his or her best to resolve the problem there and then. If the matter cannot be put right on the spot, you must notify us in writing within 12 days of the competition of your holiday and this must be sent to our office in Warrington and you must quote your holiday booking reference number, departure date and destination. 6. STATUTORY AUTHORITIES This brochure is issued subject to the applicable Acts of Parliament and Government Regulations and the company reserves the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and any other sovereign state through which the tours run. 7. CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE When you travel on an aircraft, train or ship the conditions of carriage of that carrier apply and are subject to National and International conditions which may limit or exclude liability. Your contract made

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under the terms of this Fair Trading Agreement is subject to English Laws and jurisdictions. The Public Service Vehicle (Conduct of Drivers, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations as amended 1990, apply to all coaches throughout any holiday in the U.K. Please note that in exceptional circumstances, we reserve the right to refuse travel to any passenger or group of passengers travelling on any of our coach tours. 8. OTHER TERMS On a holiday, passengers may not, a) bring a pet or any other animal (other than Guide Dogs in the U.K by arrangement) or b) play a radio or cassette/cd player without earphones on a coach. You are responsible for ensuring that you are ready for the taxi at least 10 minutes before your allocated pick-up time. Memory Lane Coaches reserves the unconditional right to refuse a booking or terminate a client’s holiday in the event of unreasonable conduct which in Memory Lane Coaches opinion is likely to cause damage, distress or annoyance to other clients, employees, property or to a third party. If you are prevented from travelling or continuing your holiday by such a termination, Memory Lane’s responsibility for your holiday thereupon ceases. Full cancellation charges will apply and Memory Lane Coaches will be under no obligation to offer any refund, compensation or loss which you may incur. Excursions are included in the price of our holidays and refunds cannot be made for passengers not wishing to go on these excursions. Admission fees/ fares to attractions, buildings, grounds, boat/train rides, etc, are not included in the price of the holiday unless otherwise stated in the brochure under “PRICE INCLUDES” of any particular holiday. 9. PASSPORTS For all continental holidays you will require a full 10 year British Passport, If you have any doubt about your status as a resident British subject you must check with the Embassies or Consulates of the countries to be visited to confirm Visa requirements needed in your particular circumstances We cannot accept responsibility if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documentation. 10. HEALTH Under normal circumstances most Western European Countries do not require visitors to be vaccinated. However, we will inform you of any known vaccination or health requirements of the country you are visiting. You are advised to check with your own doctor before travelling. It is your responsibility to ensure you carry with you at all times whilst on tour outside of the UK, your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). 11. SPECIAL DIETS or REQUESTS If you require a special diet you must notify us at the time of booking with a copy of the diet. This will be notified to the hotel or hotels concerned. Whilst every effort is made to comply with your wishes we cannot guarantee that hotels are able to provide the requested facility or that special diets or requests will be adhered to, unless a separate specific supplement for that request has been paid. 12. ITINERARIES and EXCURSIONS Every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary or excursions advertised in the brochure but they could be subject to change. We may need to make minor alterations and if we do, customers booked on to that particular tour will be informed as soon as possible. 13. LOST or DAMAGED PROPERTY Please remember to check your bedrooms before leaving to make sure you have not left anything behind. It is difficult to retrieve lost property, particularly from overseas tours. Passengers are responsible for ensuring that their luggage is loaded on to the coach. The driver is there to assist only. If the luggage is left behind, under no circumstances is it the responsibility of the company. Any damage to suitcases during transit in the locker/boot of our coaches is not the responsibility of Memory Lane as long as reasonable care has been taken in loading/unloading. Our Promise to You 1. WE RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY : When you have ascertained or your travel agent has provisionally confirmed that we have available space on the holiday of your choice, a deposit will be required from you. A confirmation invoice will be forwarded to you within 14 days

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terms & Conditions of receipt of your deposit and the contract is made between us when you receive this confirmation. In the event that a holiday was sold through any travel agent who defaulted, we will guarantee your holiday on production of adequate documentation to establish sale.

More than 42 days

2. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE U.K. HOLIDAYS : The price of your holiday is not guaranteed and may be subject to surcharges which may include higher than inflation fuel increases and those resulting from government action, including additional bonding or licensing requirements and increases in VAT. In these cases we reserve the right to pass these amounts on in full. Holiday prices include all coach travel, hotel accommodation and meals as specified in the holiday description and VAT at the current rate where applicable. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and other refreshments are not included, unless otherwise stated. Some hotels may make a small charge for tea and coffee after dinner and gratuities to the hotel staff and driver/ courier are discretionary. IRISH and CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS The price of your holiday is subject to surcharges on the following items: higher than inflation fuel increases, currency fluctuations, governmental action, increases in VAT, currency, aircraft fuel increases, overflying charges, airport charges and an increase in air fares. Even in this case, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged but where a surcharge is payable there will be an administration charge of £1.00 together with any relevant amount to cover agents commission. Revised charges in respect of changes to any given variable will be calculated by taking the total change the variable element concerned in relation to each passenger. This amount will then be added to or deducted from the original holiday price exclusive of VAT. The revised VAT will then be added to the new VAT exclusive price to arrive at the revised VAT inclusive price. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the invoice. 3. IF WE CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY: The arrangements for holidays in this brochure are made many months in advance and changes are sometimes unavoidable. Most of these changes are likely to be minor and we or our representatives will endeavour to keep you informed. However, where before departure we have to alter significantly an essential term of this contract, such as price, location of resort, quality of main hotel (not including single overnight hotels on touring holidays) or tour itinerary changes involving destinations being eliminated, we will notify you of the change as soon as possible. In such circumstances you will be given the following options: a) to accept changes to contract as set out in a rider to it specifying the changes and their impact (if any) on the price or, b) to take a substitute holiday of equivalent price or superior quality if we are able to offer you one and pay us the difference (if any) between the price of the original holiday and that of the substitute, or c) to take a substitute holiday of lower quality if we are able to offer you one and to recover from us the difference between the original holiday and that of the substitute, or, d) to have repaid you as soon as possible all the monies paid by you under this contract. If you choose a), b) or c) we will pay you compensation on the scales shown below, If you choose d), we will refund all monies paid to you, plus compensation on the scales shown below - no other claims for compensation or expenses will be considered. Period before departure within which a significant change is notified and compensation per person:

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Nil

29 - 42 days

£5.00

15 - 28 days

£10.00

8 - 14 days

£15.00

0 - 7 days

£20.00

4. IF WE CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY: It is necessary for there to be a minimum number of passengers in order to operate any tour. If this minimum number is not achieved before the balance due date, the tour could be cancelled. In certain circumstances, therefore, we may have to cancel your holiday, and if this should occur we will return to you alI the money you have paid to us, or offer you a suitable alternative. However, we will not cancel your holiday, immediately prior to the departure date unless you have not paid for your holiday in full. If we have to cancel your holiday at any time, Memory Lane Coaches is liable only for any money you may have paid to Memory Lane Coaches at the time of cancellation and for the compensation payments as detailed in paragraph 3 above. 5. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU: We accept responsibility for ensuring that all component parts of your holiday as described in this brochure are supplied to you at a reasonable standard and this includes optional excursions purchased through our employees or agents. If any such part is not provided in the advertised manner we will pay you reasonable compensation unless the non-provision was due to circumstances which we could not predict and were beyond our control, such as adverse weather, road or traffic conditions. i) Please remember that some amenities, e.g. hotel lifts, swimming pools, saunas, etc, require servicing and cleaning and therefore may not be available at all times. Some service may be affected by weather conditions and their availability is entirely at the discretion of the provider. Entertainment (particularly live entertainment) provided by the hotels is frequently subject to demand and may be cancelled if there are insufficient numbers attending such events or staying at the hotel. ii) Some excursion itineraries include the use of ferries and other forms of transport, which can be affected by inclement weather and may have to be cancelled or arrangements changed. Wherever possible a suitable alternative will be offered. iii) The published running times of services are estimates only and we will not be liable for any loss (howsoever caused) arising from the delay or failure to operate in accordance with published timings.

In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations1992” all passengers booking with Memory Lane Travel are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Memory Lane Travel. There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This insurance is only valid for packages booked that DO NOT include flights. Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Memory Lane Travel. If you have booked and/or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with ourselves please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance. This Insurance has been arranged by Wrightsure Services Hampshire Limited with International Passenger Protection Limited and is underwritten by certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s.

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For bookings or more details on any of our holidays please phone

01942 728 960

or visit www.memorylanetravel.co.uk

Memory Lane Holidays & Travel Heath Street

Golborne

Warrington

WA3 3AD

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