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LINE 01942 728 960 T O H S G N I K O O B
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HEATH STREET, GOLBORNE, WARRINGTON WA3 3AD
Tel: 01942 728 960 www.memorylanetravel.co.uk
DAY EXCURSIONS 2012/13
Book at our office or ring and pay with your debit card at no extra charge. All excursions are pick up & set down on main roads close to your home as practical within our normal area. All pick ups & 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. We always advise pick up times by phone the day before the excursion. SATURDAY 8th DEC 0830 CARLISLE CHRISTMAS MARKET & SHOPPER £17.95A £12.00C
SATURDAY 12th JAN 0900 BARGAIN HUNT AT BOUNDARY MILL INC FISH & CHIP LUNCH £16.00A £12.50C
After a two year gap we return to the beautiful Red Sandstone border City. The City offers excellent shopping with a strong Christmas feel with around 50 stalls for the market experts. The whole area is pedestrianised which makes the whole experience so easy. We depart for home at 4.30pm.
SUNDAY 9th DEC 0800 BIRMINGHAM FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKET & CRAFT FAYRE £20 50A £14.00C This is the largest authentic German market outside of Germany and Austria and is arguably one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK. Normally over 150 stalls plus the city centre shops and all the famous names. Get out the cards and let’s go shopping. Return at 5pm.
SUNDAY 16th DEC 0830 YORK FOR THE FESTIVAL OF ICE ANGELS £17.00A £11.50C A magical day of Ice sculptures and outdoor entertainment with a sprinkling of snow guaranteed. This true winter festival bringing York a winter wonderland of Ice Sculptures, stalls, outdoor food, street entertainers and snow showers. You will see Santa and can follow the parade of Angels through the streets. Led by the beautiful Golden Angel. A great day out. We depart for home at 4.30pm.
A pleasant drive to Colne arriving in time for coffee and a little shopping. At 12noon we have our lunch of fish & chips, tea, bread & butter then it’s back to the store for the afternoon, departing 4pm.
THURSDAY 24th JAN 0930 ORMSKIRK & SOUTHPORT £9.50A £6.50C
We still have a few seats on our Christmas and New Year tours. For details please call 01942 728960. May we wish all our customers old and new a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Today we start with a pleasant drive to Ormskirk where it’s market day with a chance to wander the market and shops before we head off to Southport arriving around 1pm for the rest of the afternoon. We depart for home at 4.30pm.
SATURDAY 2nd FEB 0930 LIVERPOOL ONE & ALBERT DOCK £9.00A £6.00C This is becoming Liverpool’s number one shopping area with many stores and attractions and with the Albert Dock close by you have everything you wish for a great day out. We depart for home at 4.30pm.
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We travel via the Cat & Fiddle to Buxton set in The Peak District Park and then on to Bakewell where it’s market day. With its traditional busy stalls we spend time here to shop and get lunch before heading back to Buxton for a short stop. We depart for home at 5pm.
THURSDAY 28th FEB 0900 SOUTHPORT & THE TALBOT HOTEL 50/60s AND ELVIS £23.00A We arrive in Southport around 10am and allow a couple of hours for shopping before we go to The Talbot for our lunch and our afternoon entertainment on 50/60s plus Elvis theme. We depart for home around 4.30pm.
SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 0900 CHESTER & CHESHIRE OAKS £10.95A £7.75C We set down at Cheshire Oaks first then on to Chester City for 10.15. At 12.15 we pick up at The Oaks and travel on to Chester for the rest of the day. Return home at 4.30.
SATURDAY 9th MARCH 0830 YORK EXPRESS £17.00A £11.50C
FRIDAY 15th MARCH 0900 CLEVELEYS & THE BOURNE POACHER - ST PATRICKS CELEBRATION £27.75A The Bourne Poacher’s afternoon’s are well known to many of you. Top quality food and entertainment. We go to Cleveleys where we set down in the main street for a couple of hours, then off to the Bourne Poacher for the afternoon to celebrate St Patrick. We depart for home at 5pm.
EASTER SUNDAY 31st MARCH 0830 NORTH WALES & LLANDUDNO £15.00A £10.00C We have a pleasant drive to Llangollen where we have a short stop for coffee. Then on along the Old Stage Coach route with pretty views all the way to Bewts-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park where we allow time to find a little lunch. Early afternoon we travel down the Conway Valley to spend the rest of the afternoon in Llandudno. We depart for home at 5pm.
SATURDAY 16th MARCH 0830 SHREWSBURY £16.00A £11.00C This very attractive border town is sat in a loop of The River Severn. There are many historic and interesting buildings and plenty of quality shops to explore. We depart for home at 4pm.
EASTER SATURDAY 30th MARCH 0830 THE LAKE DISTRICT & KESWICK £18.50A £12.50C
THURSDAY 30th MAY 0900 CLEVELEYS & THE BOURNE POACHER COUNTRY & WESTERN £27.75A
A pretty drive through Windermere and Ambleside to Keswick arriving late morning. This fine Lakeland town has a wealth of attractions including a chance to sail on Derwentwater. Many attractive cafes and often a selection of Gazebos with many selling unusual little gifts. We depart for home at 5pm.
The Bourne Poacher’s afternoon’s are well known to many of you. Top quality food and entertainment. We go to Cleveleys where we set down in the main street for a couple of hours, then off to the Bourne Poacher for the afternoon of Country & Western. We depart for home at 5pm.
DAY EXCURSIONS 2013
MONDAY 25th FEB 0900 BAKEWELL MARKET & BUXTON £15.00A £10.00C
Our most popular excursion. Our hostess will serve you a hot drink and a pack of biscuits on the outward journey. We hope to arrive by 10.15am giving maximum time for sightseeing or shopping. We depart for home at 4.30pm.
WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH 0900 SKIPTON MARKET £13.00A £ 8.50C A country drive through Pendle to North Yorkshire’s famous market town. We arrive mid morning and depart at 4pm, plenty of room under the coach for your bargains, but no rolls of carpet and three piece suites.
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Dear Friends .... Welcome aboard your holiday starts here Welcome to Memory Lane’s tours for 2013. 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 you know, 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 ‘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 pick-up 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 ... l
DINER EXECUTIVE TOURS
Our diner executive coaches are fullsized 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 complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits at your seat at some of our stops en route. l
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. l
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. l
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 our response - and there’s no charge for asking! l
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. 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. l
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 big one. 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 (see page 39 for more details) hotels are within their rights to refuse porterage. Please be sure to tell us if you’re planning to bring a wheelchair 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. We will carry small, lightweight scooters weighing approximately 21kgs. 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. l
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. l
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!
07 JAN LLANDUDNO 5HB QUEENS HOTEL 14 JAN BOURNEMOUTH 5HB HINTON FIRS 21 JAN TORQUAY 5HB KISTOR HOTEL 01 FEB WARNERS 4HB NIDD HALL 07 FEB PAIGNTON 5HB MARINE HOTEL 08 FEB CUMBRIA 3FB GILSLAND SPA - LINE DANCE 11 FEB FOLKESTONE & OSTEND 5HB GRAND BURSTIN 11 FEB CUMBRIA 5HB GILSLAND SPA 18 FEB TORQUAY 5HB KISTOR HOTEL 22 FEB BLACKPOOL - CABARET BREAK 3HB PARK HOUSE HOTEL (plus Sunday lunch) 01 MAR LONDON 3B&B HOLIDAY INN LONDON KENSINGTON FORUM 10 MAR GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG & ARDENNES 5HB GRAND HOTEL VIANDEN 15 MAR IRELAND 4HB REGENCY HOTEL 15 MAR BLACKPOOL - CABARET BREAK 4HB PARK HOUSE HOTEL 18 MAR TORQUAY 5HB KISTOR HOTEL 24 MAR BOURNEMOUTH 5HB HINTON FIRS 30 MAR PARIS 5HB HOLIDAY INN & MS SEINE PRINCESS 02 APR DUNOON 5HB ESPLANADE HOTEL 04 APR HOLLAND 6HB KEUKENHOF GARDENS/GORGEOUS DUTCH BULBFIELDS VIA NORTH SEA FERRIES 07 APR DOWNTON ABBEY & COTSWOLDS 5HB TORTWORTH COURT HOTEL 12 APR BEAMISH - GREAT NORTH STEAM FAIR 3HB REDWORTH HALL HOTEL 12 APR CRICCIETH 4HB LION HOTEL 15 APR MINEHEAD 5HB BEACH HOTEL 21 APR ISLE OF WIGHT 6HB CHANNEL VIEW 26 APR ISLES OF SCILLY 7HB HOLIDAY INN & BELL ROCK HOTEL 03 MAY LLANDUDNO EXTRAVAGANZA WEEKEND 4HB QUEENS HOTEL 05 MAY LOOE 6HB HANNAFORE POINT 05 MAY JERSEY 8HB MAYFAIR HOTEL 06 MAY LLANDUDNO 5HB QUEENS HOTEL 11 MAY CORNWALL 6HB THE ROSEMUNDY HOUSE HOTEL 14 MAY NORWAY - CRUISE 10HB FRED OLSEN BOUDICCA 19 MAY OSTEND 7HB ROYAL ASTOR 20 MAY WARNERS 5HB HOLME LACY 22 MAY AUSTRIAN TYROL 10HB THE ZENTRAL HOTEL 01 JUN SIDMOUTH 6HB KINGSWOOD & DEVORAN HOTEL 02 JUN BOURNEMOUTH 6HB HINTON FIRS 09 JUN TENBY 6HB THE PARK HOTEL 09 JUN BLAIRGOWRIE 6HB ANGUS HOTEL 16 JUN CUMBRIA 7HB GILSLAND SPA 23 JUN TORQUAY 6HB CORBYN HEAD HOTEL 23 JUN IRELAND 6HB CASTLECOURT HOTEL 04 JUL ISLE OF MAN 5HB RUTLAND HOTEL 05 JUL WADDINGTON AIR SHOW 4HB OLD BARN HOTEL 09 JUL ISLE OF ARRAN 7HB SCOTLAND IN MINIATURE 13 JUL TORQUAY 8HB KISTOR HOTEL 27 JUL PAIGNTON 8HB THE MARINE HOTEL 29 JUL WARNERS 5HB THORSBY HALL - DRINKS INCLUSIVE 02 AUG EDINBURGH TATTOO 3HB BW KINGS MANOR 03 AUG JERSEY - BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS 8HB MAYFAIR HOTEL 07 AUG EDINBURGH TATTOO 3HB BW KINGS MANOR 19 AUG WARNERS 5HB SINAH WARREN 24 AUG LLANDUDNO 7HB QUEENS HOTEL 31 AUG EASTBOURNE 8HB HADDON HALL HOTEL 01 SEP BOURNEMOUTH 6HB HINTON FIRS 09 SEP BLACKPOOL - ILLUMINATIONS 5HB PARK HOUSE HOTEL 22 SEP BAMBURGH 6HB VICTORIA HOTEL 28 SEP LAKE GARDA, CASIMIRO & VENICE 10HB PARK HOTEL CASIMIRO 30 SEP MADEIRA 7HB HOTEL ALTO LIDO, FUNCHAL 29 SEP LOOE 6HB HANNAFORE POINT 04 OCT BLACKPOOL - ILLUMINATIONS 4HB PARK HOUSE HOTEL 07 0CT JERSEY 5HB MAYFAIR HOTEL 11 OCT CUMBRIA - LINE DANCE SPECIAL 3FB GILSLAND SPA 12 OCT DURHAM & BEAMISH 2HB HONEST LAWYER HOTEL 12 OCT CYPRUS 7HB CYPROTEL LAURA BEACH HOTEL 13 OCT BOWNESS ON WINDERMERE 3HB LINDETH HOWE HOTEL 19 OCT THE RHINE ABLAZE 6HB BEST WESTERN BELLE RHEINHOTEL 21 OCT MINEHEAD 5HB BEACH HOTEL 21 OCT DUNOON 5HB ESPLANADE HOTEL 25 OCT TORQUAY - PARTY WEEKEND 4HB KISTOR HOTEL 31 OCT TENBY - TURKEY & TINSEL 5HB THE BELGRAVE HOTEL 01 NOV SOMERSET - BRIDGEWATER CARNIVAL 3HB WESSEX HOTEL 04 NOV CORNWALL - TURKEY & TINSEL 5HB THE ROSEMUNDY HOUSE HOTEL 07 NOV PAIGNTON - TURKEY & TINSEL 5HB THE MARINE HOTEL 08 NOV LONDON 3B&B THE GROSVENOR THISTLE VICTORIA HOTEL 08 NOV CUMBRIA - TURKEY & TINSEL 4HB GILSLAND SPA 10 NOV ICELAND 7HB SEE ITERNARY 11 NOV TORQUAY - TURKEY & TINSEL 5HB THE KISTOR HOTEL 18 NOV BOURNEMOUTH - TURKEY & TINSEL 5HB THE HINTON FIRS HOTEL 18 NOV LLANDUDNO - TURKEY & TINSEL 5HB QUEENS HOTEL 22 NOV PARIS 5HB HOLIDAY INN & MS SEINE PRINCESS 24 NOV NORWICH - THURSFORD 3HB HOLIDAY INN NORWICH 03 DEC NORWICH - THURSFORD 3HB HOLIDAY INN NORWICH 06 DEC LLANDUDNO - TURKEY & TINSEL 4HB QUEENS HOTEL 06 DEC HARROGATE - PRE XMAS PARTY 4HB WARNERS - NIDD HALL 23 DEC DUMFRIES - CHRISTMAS 5HB CAIRNDALE DUMFRIES HOTEL 24 DEC CUMBRIA - CHRISTMAS 5HB GILSLAND SPA 24 DEC LLANDUDNO - CHRISTMAS 5FB QUEENS HOTEL 30 DEC DUMFRIES - NEW YEAR 4HB CAIRNDALE DUMFRIES HOTEL 30 DEC CUMBRIA - NEW YEAR 4HB GILSLAND SPA
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ALL HOTELS HAVE A LIFT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
5 Days ONLY £159
5 Days from £179
Tour theme City by the Sea
Bargain Break...2 nights entertainment
7th January 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £159 Afternoon tea is served daily between 3.30 and 4.00. Nightly entertainment and table gifts. The pretty town is set in an attractive bay with a wide and level promenade which gives you a level walk and has all the best shops just a few steps away in Mostyn Street.
5 Days/4 Nights Half Board 14th January £179 24th March £228 Bournemouth is one of the south coast’s most popular resorts with a traffic free sea front. Take a stroll on The Overcliffe Drive which is just 100 yards from the Hinton Firs Hotel which itself is in a garden setting. Entertainment on two nights of your stay.
Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we head through North Wales with suitable lunch stop on route arriving at the Queens mid afternoon.
Day 5: Morning free in resort departing for home around 1pm.
Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we head south via the motorway to Newbury where we stop for lunch in the town centre, then on to the HINTON FIRS for mid afternoon. Day 2: Today we travel to Weymouth allowing time to explore. After lunch we return through Dorchester and Bere Regis and the pretty country side to Bournemouth. Day 3: Our excursion visits Winchester with its connections to King Arthur then return through the New Forest to Christchurch and to the Hinton Firs. Day 4: At Leisure in resort. Day 5: Sadly we return home today.
YOUR HOTEL HH QUEENS HOTEL
YOUR HOTELHHH HINTON FIRS
This family run hotel on the Sea Front has a genuine warm welcome, all bedrooms are en-suite with colour TV and tea making facilities. The lift serves all floors, but there are some steps on each floor. The restaurant serves first class food.
Privately owned and run hotel just 100 yards from the Overcliffe walk. It has an indoor pool & sauna and lounges. All of the bedrooms are en suite and served by the lift. There are occasional single steps on each floor, all rooms have tea making facilities and TV.
Day 2 : Our day excursion takes us via Conway and the pretty coast road to Carnarvon, and later on to the Isle of Anglesey with time to explore in both places. Day 3: We travel the attractive Conway valley via Trefiew an then on to Betws -y-Coed in the heart of Snowdonia. Day 4: At Leisure in resort.
Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, afternoon tea daily, drinks promotion, luxury coach travel, all day excursions, services of our experienced tour driver. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single supplement – NIL.
Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, luxury coach travel, all day excursions, services of our experienced tour driver. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single supplement – NIL.
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5 Days/4 Nights Half Board 21st January £119 18th February £148 18th March £155 Torquay is the stylish resort at the heart of the English Riviera with a real continental atmosphere. The 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 and coves around every corner.
Day 1: After our doorstep pickups we head south via the motorway, stopping at one of our friendly garden centres for lunch (not Inc) then on to The Kistor for about 4pm. Day 2: Today we visit the pretty town of Dawlish, then the seaside resort of Teignmouth and then we follow the coast road to our final stop in Babbacombe. Day 3: We drive through Paignton to Totnes and then the pretty South Hams to Dartmouth. Time to explore this old town or take a relaxing sail on the RIVER DART before heading back along the coast to The Kistor. Day 4: At Leisure in resort. Day 5: Sadly we say goodbye and head home.
YOUR HOTELHH KISTOR HOTEL The Kistor Hotel is located just about 100 yards from the sea front and Torre Abbey Sands. Its location is great for those who like to stroll out after dinner. There is a nightly entertainment package to suit all tastes and a small indoor pool. The lift serves all floors but due to the nature of the building there are odd steps to some rooms. All rooms en-suite with telephone and tea making facilities. Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver, two day excursions. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single supplement – NIL.
5 Days ONLY £164
4 Days ONLY £299
Warners for Adults ONLY
Paignton ...Spring Break
Nidd Hall Nr. Harrogate
1st February 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £299 Drinks included. Drinks Inclusive Break - 70s Sounds - with a tribute to The Bee Gees Enjoy the 45 acres of Victorian and Edwardian gardens that make up Nidd Hall’s extensive grounds. In its heyday Nidd Hall hosted endless house parties where at one such gathering Edward VIII was said to have first met Mrs Wallis Simpson. By day, relax in the heated indoor pool or enjoy a game of bowls ... while our fantastic dining and lively nightly entertainment makes for unforgettable nights.
7th February 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £164
Situated on a level position, directly opposite Paignton Seafront and a short walk to the town centre, you couldn’t ask for a better located hotel in Paignton. One of the most popular resorts on the English Riviera, almost every where around the town centre is a level walk, a great selection of shops and a pretty harbour with thatched cottages.
Day 1 : After our door to door pick ups we journey via the Ribble valley to Skipton for a chance to find a little lunch. We travel on via Blubberhouses and the pretty Nidd Valley to our hotel the 4 Star Nidd Hall for our evening of first class food and entertainment which is enhanced with the Drinks Inclusive Package. Day 2: After a hearty Breakfast we journey to the attractive little town of Ripon with its attractive Cathedral. After lunch we return via Knaresborough for another evening of entertainment. Day 3: Today we visit York allowing lots of time for sightseeing. Day 4: Sadly we must leave for home today. We check out of the hotel and transfer to Harrogate until 2pm before we sent out for Wigan.
Day 1: After our doorstep pickups we head south via the motorway, stopping at one of our friendly garden centres for lunch (not Inc) then on to The Marine for about 4pm.
YOUR HOTEL HHHH AA WARNER NIDD HALL
YOUR HOTEL - MARINE HOTEL
This excellent property close to Harrogate offers us superb leisure facilities and evening entertainment second to none. This week the added attraction of the Drinks Inclusive Package. Price Includes: 3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast & Drinks Package, Luxury coach travel and day excursions, Door to Door pick ups and services of our experience driver courier. Deposit required :£40 Extras: Single supplement – NIL.
Day 2: Today we visit the pretty town of Dawlish, then the seaside resort of Teignmouth and then we follow the coast road to our final stop in Torquay. Day 3: We drive through Paignton to Totnes and then the pretty South Hams to Dartmouth. Time to explore this old town or take a relaxing sail on the RIVER DART before heading back toward The Marine Hotel. Day 4: At Leisure in resort. Day 5: Sadly we say goodbye and head home.
The Marine hotel is airy, modern and light yet highly comfortable. After just one visit, you’ll want to adopt the hotel as your second home by the sea. It offers nightly entertainment and service second to none. All rooms are en suite with colour TV, tea making facilities etc, and the lift serves all floors this our second year here at the Marine. Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Door to door pick ups. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Nightly entertainment. Day excursions. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: Single supplement – NIL.
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Booking Hotline 01942 728960
5 Days ONLY £179
Gilsland Spa, Cumbria
Folkestone & Ostend
Line Dance Special
Nightly entertainment plus 4 free drinks per night
8th February 3 Days/2 Nights Full Board £145 11th February 5 Days/4 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast £179 Cumbria - The eastern part of the county is moorland and 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.
ITINERARY Day 1: We journey to Penrith for a break then on to the hotel to settle in, before the dancing starts at 5pm. After a break for dinner it starts again with lots of instruction to learn all the latest dances. At 11pm it’s goodnight. Day 2: A hearty Cumbrian breakfast then back to the dance floor before breaking for lunch. This afternoon we have a short excursion to Hexham returning alongside Hadrians Wall. After dinner it’s Cabaret Time with great music and dancing till late. Day 3: Another hearty breakfast then back to the dance floor until lunch time with a traditional lunch before we depart for home.
ITINERARY 5 Days/4 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast Day 1: We head north with a stop at Penrith then via the fells to Gilsland. Day 2: Today we visit Hexham where the weekly market will be open. Day 3: Today we visit the Red sandstone city of Carlisle, many interesting buildings to admire, and return via Brampton and Lanercost. Day 4: Full day over the border to Dumfries, where Rabbie Burns spent much of his short life, with an interesting stop along the way. Day 5: Sadly it’s time for home, but to help, we call at Kendal on the journey south.
YOUR HOTEL - GILSLAND SPA HOTEL The hotel has a lift, all rooms are en suite with colour TV, telephone, and tea making facilities. 8th February Price Includes: 3 days / 2 nights Full Board. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver, all instruction and dancing, visit to Hexham. Deposit Required: £40 per person.Single room supplement: £15. 11th February Price Includes: 5 days /4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and afternoon tea daily. Nightly entertainment. Free daily paper (hotels choice) and drinks promotion each evening. Deposit Required: £40. Single room supplement: £20.
5 Days ONLY £159
11th February 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £159 Early history says that the Romans built a large villa here who’s remains were found after a land slip in the 1930s and there are still some findings on display at the museum. Until the 19th century Folkestone remained a small fishing community with a seafront that was continually battered by storms and encroaching shingle that made it hard to land boats. In 1807 an Act of Parliament was passed to build a pier and harbour by Thomas Telford. By 1820 a harbour had been enclosed but never used fully until the South Eastern railway purchased it for their links to the continent. The line closed in 2002 and is only used on special occasions. The town suffered during the war years and the closure of the ferry service to France now has the town waiting for something new.
ITINERARY Day 1: We motor south by passing London to the coast arriving in time to settle in before dinner and Cabaret. Day 2: We depart for Canterbury where will have a 2 hour stay to explore. After lunch we travel along some of the areas country lanes taking in a few surprises before returning to the hotel for 4.30pm. Day 3: Free day today , we can arrange a visit to Dover Castle if there are enough people interested. Day 4: An early start today to travel via Euro Tunnel to France and then on to Ostend where it’s market day, and cheap tobacco awaits. Passports are required. Back to the hotel for 6pm. Day 5: Sadly we set off home today.
YOUR HOTEL - GRAND BURSTIN HOTEL The hotel is located close to the Harbour and the seafront. Just a short walk away is the Leas Lift, now back in service after being out for over a year. At the top of the lift you will find the attractive Leas, the cliff top gardens with great views to sea. Most bedrooms also have sea views, and are en-suite with colour TV, telephone and tea making, and all floors are served by several lifts Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with nightly entertainment and 4 free drinks per night. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Day excursions. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: No single supplement on our allocation. A small charge will be made for use of hotel leisure facilities.
3 Days ONLY £145
3 Days from £109
Blackpool Cabaret Break
London ... A Capital Weekend
22nd February 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board £109 15th March 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £149 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, and with free time on Saturday Fleetwood Market is a great place to relax.
ITINERARY Day 1 : After pick up we head for Cleveleys. Here you will have time to shop and stroll along the sea front. We take your luggage down to the Park House. We will collect you around 2 pm allowing you plenty of time to settle in before dinner. Day 2: A hearty breakfast before free time to relax as you wish in the town. Day 3: Breakfast before we depart for a pleasant drive to the Lake District stopping in Grange over Sands in time for lunch, before we start our return journey via the old road arriving back about 4 pm. (4 DAY TOUR ONLY). Day 4: Breakfast first before we leave the hotel about 10.30 and travel to Southport. We allow a couple of hours before we head for Parbold Hill and home.
1st March 3 Days/2 Nights Bed & Breakfast £145 Our world famous capital city has endless attractions with all the big name stores and streets of interesting small shops. Enjoy a stroll in one of the well maintained Royal Parks or visit a Royal Palace. The River Thames is always popular with its cruisers, try the wartime Dukw tours. Also by the river are many attractions - The London Eye, Tower Bridge, plus a host of interesting ships. Our tour is tailored to suit all ideas hence we do not include dinner in case you wish to visit one of the capitals many theatres.
ITINERARY Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we travel to London with a comfort stop along the way. On arrival in our capital city we take you on a guided tour to help you find your way around, then around 5pm we check in at our hotel. Day 2: London is waiting for you. The day is for your leisure. Day 3: We depart our Hotel and travel through the centre of the city to the Petticoat Lane Market where there will be chance to find a bargain. Should you prefer to spend time in the city we will drop you off and collect you mid-late afternoon as we set of for our homeward journey.
YOUR HOTEL - PARK HOUSE HOTEL The Taylor Family acquired the Park House Hotel, one of Blackpool’s premier Hotels, some years ago. They have invested, improved and built the Park House into the fine hospitality experience it is today. 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. Entertainment each evening in either our Bar lounge or our elegantly decorated Chatsworth Ballroom which caters for all tastes. If it’s the quieter holiday for you then relax on our luxurious sofas situated in our 80 feet long sun lounge overlooking the Irish Sea. This weekend is a cabaret break with top quality entertainment. Price Includes: 3 days / 2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast plus Sunday Lunch before departing or 4 days / 3 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with nightly entertainment. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. A day excursion. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
YOUR HOTEL - HOLIDAY INN LONDON KENSINGTON FORUM The world’s largest Holiday Inn, located in the heart of London. Perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station, about 10 mins to the Victoria & Albert Museum and a little further to Harrods, so it’s convenient for all of the London attractions. The hotel has a 24 hr fitness room if you want to do a little muscle building. Also on site is an attractive gift shop. Price includes: 3 days Bed & English Breakfast, door to door pick up service, services of our experienced tour driver guide, luxury coach travel throughout. Deposit Required: £40 per person Single Room Supplement: £75.
ALL TOURS - DOOR TO DOOR PICK UP
Booking Hotline 01942 728960
5 Days ONLY £269
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg & Ardennes 10th March 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £269 This is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, hidden away are splendid landscapes. The Vianden has had a tourist tradition for many years. Many people are charmed each year by the narrow streets, Gothic churches, the ramparts and fortified towers of this medieval town which is dominated by the magnificent castle. Ideally located close to the Mosel River and Luxembourg City this is a great base for our new tour.
5 Days ONLY £235
St Patricks Weekend in Dublin 15th March 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £235 Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March, the anniversary of his death. It commemorates Saint Patrick the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.
Day 1: An early start as we head south to our lunchtime crossing from Dover to Dunkirk. Then we head through Belgium to into Vianden and our hotel. Dinner tonight is a fixed menu which will include a drink of beer, wine or a soft drink. A drink will be offered with dinner each evening. Day 2: After our breakfast and making your choice of evening meal we have the morning at leisure during which we have a short guided tour of this wonderful town. You you will be able to explore on your own. Day 3: We travel to the City of Luxembourg for the day, where we will have a guided tour of the city by coach and a little on foot. Set on the River Aizette with an interesting history which dates from AD 963. Afterwards there will be some free time to explore. Day 4: Today we venture along the banks of the Moselle River to the resort town of Remich where we have time for sightseeing. This afternoon we visit the most scenic part of Luxembourg , the Mullertal, often called “Little Switzerland”. We visit Echternach, a delightful place with its Medieval Atmosphere. Day 5: Sadly we say good bye to the Grand Hotel and start our journey home catching our ferry in the early afternoon and arriving home in the early evening.
Day 1: We journey through north Wales to the Port of Holyhead for the 2pm sailing to Dublin city arriving late afternoon. We travel the short distance to The Regency Hotel and check in, in time for dinner.
YOUR HOTEL HHH GRAND HOTEL VIANDEN
YOUR HOTEL HHH REGENCY HOTEL DUBLIN
This family run 3 star rated Grand Hotel Vianden is in the centre of the town.The hotel has a lift that serves most rooms. The family Peverilli ensure you of a warm welcome and a relaxing holiday. Price includes: 5 days/4 nights half board and nightly drink with dinner at The Grand Hotel Vianden. All ensuite rooms with TV and telephone. All travel by Luxury coach. Door to door holiday service Day excursions as listed and the services of our experienced driver guide. Deposit: £50. Extras: Single room supplement £50.
The Regency Hotel is a 3 star property with leisure facilities and a lift, less than 10 minutes to the heart of the city by bus, entertainment some evenings. Price includes: return ferries to Ireland, 3 nights dinner, bed & Irish breakfast, luxury coach travel and services of our experienced driver courier Door to door pick ups and excursions into Dublin.
Day 2: A full day for exploring Dublin city with all its attractions, lots of CRAIC to keep you going. Should you wish to return to the city after dinner there is a regular bus service from the front of the hotel. Day 3: Full day in Dublin for the St. Patrick's day parades and festivities. Late afternoon we return to the hotel for our evening meal and there is normally entertainment tonight in the hotel. Day 4: Today we depart the hotel by 7am to join the 8.05am ferry from Dublin. Please note that breakfast will be taken on board the ship today. We arrive at Holyhead about lunchtime and enjoy a pleasant drive along the North Wales Coast .
Deposit: £40. Extras: Single room supplement £50.
5 Days ONLY £399
5 Days ONLY £438
5 Days ONLY £399
5 Days/4 Nights Half Board 20th May £399
5 Days/4 Nights Half Board 29th July £438
5 Days/4 Nights Half Board 19th Aug £399
This magical Grade I-listed mansion, nestles in the Wye Valley just 20 minutes from Rosson-Wye and close to the handsome city of Hereford. Take for example King Charles I, who reportedly rested his still-intact head at Holme Lacy in 1645 and Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Beatrice marked a memorable visit by planting a tree in the grounds. Your visit here will be just as interesting with all the pastime of staying at a country mansion, being waited on and taken on days out, and an entertainment package second to none plus full leisure facilities for you to use.
ITINERARY Day 1: We head south to Worcester where there is chance to explore, then through the beautiful Herefordshire countryside to our hotel. With plenty of time to settle in and take a walk in the gardens or maybe a swim before dinner. Day 2: Full day excursion through the Beautiful Wye Valley with time off the coach at Tintern and Chepstow, before heading through the forest of Dean where we stop at Yat Rock. Arriving back at the hotel with time to relax before dinner. Day 3: We visit the city of Hereford today with attractive Cathedral The Mappa Mundy and Chain library and an array of shops all in the traffic free area. Returning to Holme Lacy mid afternoon. Day 4: Today we spend the morning in Ross on Wye with quaint buildings and a country market to keep your attention. In the afternoon we travel on to Ledbury where maybe we will meet the Town Cryer, before returning for 4pm. Day 5: Sadly we leave Holme Lacy this morning but the holiday is not over as we call at Shrewsbury with its pretty buildings and its fine shops. We arrive home early evening.
YOUR HOTEL - HHHH HOLME LACY HOTEL At this AA 4-star, Grade 1-listed mansion we’ve put our best historical foot forward so you can enjoy to the full one of the loveliest parts of rural Britain. We call it 18th century elegance combined with 21st century modernity. Price Includes: 5 days / 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with nightly entertainment till late. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Day excursions as listed. Door to door pick ups. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
A beautiful Grade I listed house that sits within the 100 acre Thoresby Estate. Explore 30 acres of Grade I listed gardens, wander around The Courtyard with its wonderful shops, glass-blower, and military museum or unwind and relax in The Spa and full leisure facilities. A stunning location, and each night there is top quality entertainment, along with your inclusive drinks package.
ITINERARY Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we travel via the Cat & Fiddle to Bakewell a pretty town set in the Peak district National Park, we allow time to find a little lunch. It’s market day, in the afternoon we journey on to Thorsby Hall. Day 2: After breakfast, we call at the Sherwood Forest visitor centre where those interested can walk to see The Major Oak. We then travel on to Nottingham a city of many interests and known for its connections in the lace making and tobacco industries Day 3: Today we visit the fine City of Lincoln where its Cathedral dominates the city centre. Explore this fine city at your leisure. On the return journey we pass the famous RAF camp at Waddington. Day 4: A day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of Thorsby Hall. Day 5: Sadly we depart Thorsby today, but we make our way to the Duke of Devonshires Chatsworth House where we include admission. We depart here about 3pm arriving back in our area around 6pm.
YOUR HOTEL - HHHH THORSBY HALL Price Includes: 5 days / 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with nightly entertainment till late. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Day excursions as listed. Door to door pick ups. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
Set beside a beautiful shingle beach with great views,overlooking Langstone Harbour, Sinah Warren is only 25 minutes from Chichester, on the Portsmouth side of Hayling Island. Sinah Warren is a tranquil paradise of pines and flowers, seabirds and butterflies. You’re as likely to spot a Red Admiral from your sun-lounger as a salty sea dog out in the bay. And we chose our location with the utmost care, ensuring you can enjoy the finest possible views of stunning Langstone harbour and every opportunity to relax and take in the sweet, intoxicating sea air.
WARNER LEISURE HOTELS
ITINERARY Day 1: We head to the south coast with suitable stops en route, lunch is normally at Newbury where we park alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal. Day 2: An interesting day today. We travel to Arundel set on the River Arun, overlooked by the beautiful Arundel Castle, the home of The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and their children. The magnificent Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Philip Howard, make this a superb visit. Day 3: We travel via the coast road to Southsea and into old Portsmouth, allowing time to explore this historic part of the city before moving into the new part. There will be time to visit the Naval dockyard for those of you who find this of interest. In the yard is HMS Victory and Warrior amongst many other naval items. We drop you off here and pick you up later, while the rest of us visit the newer parts of the city. Day 4: A full day at leisure to use the superb facilities at the Hotel. Day 5: Homeward bound today.
YOUR HOTEL WARNERS SINAH WARREN Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with nightly entertainment. Door to door pick ups. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. All rooms en-suite. Lifts to most floors but odd steps inside. Use of full leisure facilities. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
Booking Hotline 01942 728960
ENGLAND 5 Days ONLY £329
Downton Abbey & Cotswolds 7th April 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £329 Once in a while a luxury hotel comes along which truly deserves to be called unique and Tortworth Court is just such a property. The magnificent hotel set in 30 acres of glorious parkland has been created from a splendid Grade II Victorian Mansion. It offers a number of beautifully decorated and lavishly appointed bedrooms, en-suite with TV, tea/coffee tray etc. It has three restaurants which are housed in some of Tortworth Courts finest original rooms. Leisure Facilities include an impressive indoor heated swimming pool. THE HOTEL HAS A LIFT in the main building. Our well appointed bedrooms are normally in the courtyard adjoining the main building and are on ground and first floor.
ITINERARY Day 1 : After our door step pick ups we journey south stopping for coffee en-route. We arrive at Gloucester allowing plenty of time to explore and find some lunch. Later we travel to Tortworth, giving us chance to take a look around this wonderful hotel and gardens, or maybe have a swim in the well appointed pool area. Day 2 : After breakfast we depart for our visit to Downton Abbey, which is Highclere Castle. Our visit includes admission to the castle gardens and The Egyptian exhibition. A truly wonderful day, we arrive back at our Country House hotel about 5pm. Day 3 : Today we journey to Cirencester, known as the Capital of the Cotswolds. Here you will have time to visit the towns shops and attractions. After lunch we call at Tetbury and drive past Prince Charles house at Highgrove on the return journey to Tortworth Court. Day 4 : Today we visit Bath with its many attractions, The Pump Room, Pulteney St Bridge and of course its museums and shops. Day 5: Sadly its time to leave our country retreat but the holiday is not over yet, today we call at Sudeley Castle gardens on our return journey. Admission is included and there is a pretty café where you can get some lunch, arriving back for our door to door service about 6pm.
YOUR HOTEL - TORTWORTH COURT HOTEL Tortworth Court is a grade 2 listed building set in open countryside, with full leisure facilities and an attractive garden. There is a lift in the old manor only, all other rooms are ground or first floor. Colour TV & tea and coffee in en suite rooms. Our tour includes admission to Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and the Egyptian Exhibition, Sudeley Castle Gardens. All day excursions. Door to Door pickups. Luxury coach travel and the services of our experienced driver guide. Deposit : £40 per person Extras: Single Room Supplement £60.
3 Days ONLY £199
Great North Steam Fair at Beamish 12th April 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board £199 Beamish is great day out on its own but add the Great North Stream fair and everything is fantastic with many steam vehicles in their original settings. A superb day out, admission is included in the tour price.
ITINERARY Day 1: After our doorstep pickups we head north towards Barnard Castle, here we will visit the Bowes Museum where entrance is included. This fine mansion makes an elegant start to our weekend where you will have chance to see the Famous Sliver Swan which will be operated for you, and for those wanting some lunch there is a cafe. In the afternoon we journey on to our hotel. Day 2 : After our breakfast we travel the short distance to Beamish, again we spend the full day here. Day 3: Sadly we leave Redworth Hall today and start our journey homeward. We stop at Aygarth to admire the falls, before moving on to Hawes. There will be time here to find some lunch and explore the village, maybe visit the ropemaker.
YOUR HOTEL - REDWORTH HALL HOTEL This Jacobean Manor House hotel which dates back to 1693 is situated just off the A1(M) Sitting in 150 acres of stunning woodland Redworth Hall Hotel is ideal for a relaxing country break, and offers a superb location with leisure facilities, a real country house. Included in price 2 nights dinner B& B at Redworth Hall, hotel entrance to Bowes Museum and Beamish. Luxury coach travel through and services of our experienced driver courier, door to door service. Deposit: £40. Single Supplement: £40
Durham & Beamish 12th October 2 Days/1 Night Half Board £99
ITINERARY Day 1 : We travel directly to Durham to arrive in the city around 12 noon, the rest of the day will then be yours to explore. About 4.30pm we make our way to the hotel and check in for dinner and the rest of the evening will be at leisure. Day 2 : After a good hearty breakfast, we set off to Stanley and the World Famous Beamish Museum, admission is included. Our visit lasts till 3pm, before we say goodbye and start our journey home arriving about 7.30pm.
BEST WESTERN HONEST LAWYER HOTEL The Best Western Honest Lawyer Hotel re-opened in April 2010 following a multi-million pound refurbishment with 52 fully refurbished contemporary bedrooms, as well as the new Bailey’s Bar & Restaurant and a modern meeting room. NO lift but all rooms are ground or first floor. All conveniently located on the A167, just 3 miles south of Durham City Centre. Price Includes: 1 night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, admission to Beamish Museum. Services of our experienced tour driver. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: Single Room Supplement £15.
5 Days ONLY £209
Minehead 15th April 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £209 21st October 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £209 Minehead is an attractive and modern little resort on the southern shore of the Bristol Channel. It owed much of its early growth to the GWR (Great Western Railway) or “God’s Wonderful Railway” as it came to be known following the rise to fame of the inspirational railway engineer, Isombard Kingdom Brunel. In the 1960s, however, the now nationalised line was axed by the infamous Dr Beeching, only to be reborn as the charmingly preserved West Somerset Railway. In guise, the tracks still lead to Minehead and help make this bustling resort everything it is today.
ITINERARY Day 1 : We head south stopping for lunch off the motorway to arrive at the Beach Hotel by 4pm. Day 2 : A scenic drive via Porlock to Linton & Lymouth, returning via Exmoor to Dunster. Day 3 : A pleasant drive via Watchet to Bridgewater then returning through Bishop Lydeard where those who wish will be able to join the steam train service back to Minehead. Day 4 : A day at leisure in Minehead.
6 Days ONLY £369
Isle of Wight 21st April 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £369 The island has a rich history, including a brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. Until 1995, like Jersey and Guernsey, the island had its own Governor - most notably Lord Mountbatten from 1969–1974, after which he became Lord Lieutenant until his assassination in 1979. It 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, the world’s first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain’s space rockets.
Day Excursions l A day south to Alum Bay, Needles and Yarmouth l A day to Sandown, Ryde, Whippingham Church l Full day to Newport & Godshill l Day at Leisure
Day 5 : Sadly we depart for home today.
YOUR HOTEL - HHH AA CHANNEL VIEW HOTEL
YOUR HOTEL - THE BEACH HOTEL The Beach Hotel stands next to the steam railway overlooking the sea front and ideally situated to enjoy the popular resort of Minehead. The sea front and the shops are a level walk from the hotel and make a good after dinner stroll. Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Beach Hotel, all ensuite rooms with TV, telephone & tea makers. There is NO lift but low floor rooms available. Three nights entertainment, all meals are buffet style. Door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver and excursions as listed. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single supplement – Nil on our allocation.
Our new hotel is in Shanklin. Shanklin is probably the island’s best known resort and combines the traditions of the ‘Old Village’ with the modern seaside resort with wide sandy beaches and many attractions. The Channel View Hotel is in a unique location occupying an elevated cliff-top position overlooking Shanklin bay with its sandy beaches and safe bathing that the island is renowned for. Please note there are some steps to and in the hotel which is owned by The Gino Family who personally oversee all aspects of this popular hotel. They are justly proud of their reputation for quality giving a warm welcome, efficient service, excellent food and attention to detail. There is regular entertainment. Lifts to most rooms. Price Includes: 6 days/5 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Ferry to and from Island. Day excursions as listed. Use of pool. Nightly entertainment. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: No Single Room Supplement.
Booking Hotline 01942 728960
7 Days ONLY £875
Isles of Scilly by Air
Cornwall including Eden Project
26th April 7 Days/6 Nights Half Board £875
5th May 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £429 29th Sept 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £429
Isles of Scilly form an archipelago of five inhabited islands and numerous other small rocky islets (around 140 in total) lying 45 km (28m) off Land’s End. They are all composed of granite rock of late Carboniferous age. The table provides an overview of the most important islands: the islands’ position produces a place of great contrast—the ameliorating effect of the sea means they rarely have frost or snow, which allows local farmers to grow flowers well ahead of those in mainland Britain. The chief agricultural product is cut flowers, mostly daffodils. Winds mean that spectacular winter gales lash the islands from time to time. This is reflected in the landscape, most clearly seen on Tresco where the lush subtropical Abbey Gardens on the sheltered southern end of the island contrast with the low heather and bare rock sculpted by the wind on the exposed northern end. The Isles of Scilly have a temperate Oceanic climate and are amongst the mildest and warmest climates in the United Kingdom. The islands were designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The designation covers the entire archipelago, including the uninhabited islands and rocks and is the smallest such area in UK.
Unlike most of the town our hotel is situated in West Looe. It will probably take you some 10 minutes to walk to East Looe, unless you take the little ferry, but then that’s the charm of the place! The hotel offers us spectacular views from the lounge and a fine table d’hôte menu in the restaurant. Here they make considerable use of fresh local ingredients and fish bought the same day from the port’s fish market. We can relax and enjoy the view from either of the bars, one noticeably more lively than the other, and enjoying our good fortune to be in such a pleasant place.
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel to The Holiday Inn at Taunton for an overnight stay. Day 2: We travel on to Penzance for a lunchtime flight to the islands. Day 3 - 6: The Bell Rock Hotel is the only hotel on the Island with a heated indoor pool and a reputation for excellent food. We think it’s a top class establishment. Our stay here is dinner bed & breakfast. You’ll be given boat tickets to the value of £30 enabling you to visit several of the islands. Also included is a coach tour of the main island with a gentleman called Glyn. Day 7: We return to the mainland and set off for home arriving in the North West early evening.
ITINERARY Day 1 : A prompt start for our holiday to the beautiful village of Looe. We stay in West Looe at The Hannafore Point, a 3* sea front hotel arriving late afternoon and have time to settle before dinner. Day 2: Full day to Cornwall’s only city Truro, many places to visit including the Cathedral and many attractive shops. On the return journey we stop at Charlestown for a short visit to the historic harbour. Day 3: A full day to The Eden Project. Often called the 8th wonder of the world, admission included. Day 4: Full day via Torpoint to Plymouth, and also a short city tour via The Hoe and Mayflower Steps. Return via the road bridge. Day 5: You have a full day at leisure, we can arrange a trip on a glass bottom boat for you ‘really good and interesting’. Day 6: Sadly we leave for home today and have suitable stops, normally off the motorway for lunch.
YOUR HOTEL - HHH HOLIDAY INN HHHH BELL ROCK HOTEL
Eden Project: Often hailed the 8th wonder of the world, the Eden Project is a global garden for the 21st century. You can experience the sights, smells and sheer scale of the rainforest in this, the world’s largest greenhouse, then sample something of South Africa or California. You can wander among orange and lemon trees, see old olive groves and gnarled vines. What a wonderful use of an old quarry! This really is a unique place. For once this overused description is entirely accurate. And the best thing of all is that there’s always something new.
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YOUR HOTEL HHH AA HANNAFORE POINT HOTEL
1 night half-board accommodation in the 3H Holiday Inn 5 nights half-board in the 4H Bell Rock Hotel Luxury Coach Travel Main Island coach tour and boat trips Home Pick-up Service
Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single supplement TBC. Due to the withdrawal of the helicopter service we are hoping to fly from Exeter, in which case we will not need overnight hotel. We are still awaiting confirmation of this. If this is not possible we will have to fly from Lands End and have an overnight hotel. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE WITH OUR OFFICE.
6 Days ONLY £429
Price Includes: 5 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast. Door to door pick ups, 3 nights entertainment, all rooms en-suite with full facilities. Use of leisure facilities. Lifts to most floors, but odd steps inside. DINER TOUR with luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver. Both tours spend a day at THE EDEN PROJECT, admission included. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Sea View? No problem. Subject to availability, sea views can be guaranteed for a supplement of £60 per person. However, there are no sea view singles.
6 Days ONLY £369
6 Days ONLY £399
11th May 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £369
1st June 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £399
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.
This wonderful place Sidmouth is the place the poet John Betjeman called “A town caught still in a timeless charm.” We think you’ll find this is still true. It’s certainly a beautiful resort, with its famous Regency architecture, its beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, beach and majestic red cliffs. These were formed some 200 million years ago, and are one of the features of the Jurassic Coast, on which the resort proudly stands and to which people come from all over the world.
ITINERARY Day 1 : We travel south leaving the motorway for lunch near Highbridge. Afterwards we travel on to Launceston where we take a refreshment stop at The Jamaica Inn, made famous by DAPHNE DU MAURIER’s novel. Day 2: We start our day in Falmouth with narrow cobbled streets and piers, this town has a long history with the sea and even today still has major ship building carrying on. Shortly after lunch we visit Cornwall’s only city, Truro, we allow plenty of time to visit the Cathedral and the busy shopping area. Day 3: We give you the chance to visit the Tate Galleries today, our first port of call is St Ives. Coaches are not allowed in the town so all coaches set down at the Park & Ride where a mini bus ferries in & out of the town for a small charge. Departing early afternoon we travel the coast to Porthreath with excellent views of the harbour and the Huers Hut, then on for our afternoon tea stop at the Gold Centre. Day 4: Following the narrow coastal road via Perranporth with superb views nearly all the way we head to Padstow for lunchtime. We allow plenty of time to explore before we return via the inland route. Day 5: A scenic drive to Mevagissey a pretty but busy little port. If you like fresh caught and cooked fish, this is the place to get your lunch. We return after lunch to allow anyone time to visit the beach in St Agnes, it’s a good walk but very pleasant, and there is no access for a coach. Day 6: Well regrettable but we have to go home today so be ready to leave before 9.00am and hopefully we arrive home late afternoon.
YOUR HOTEL - ROSEMUNDY HOUSE HOTEL This attractive, cosy and family-run hotel has a fascinating history of its own. 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 a grass amphitheatre remaining from an earlier existence. There is no lift but all rooms are on low floor. Tea making facilities in rooms. Price Includes: 5 Nights Dinner B & B, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Door to door pick ups. All day excursions as listed. Four nights entertainment during our stay. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single Room Supplement £25.
ITINERARY Day 1: We journey through the Midlands leaving the motorway at Exeter. We journey across country to Sidmouth, arriving at the hotel at about 4.15pm for afternoon tea included in the price. Day 2: Morning drive through the Sid Valley and over the hills to Honiton (for antiques shops, lace museum, cafés, restaurants and wine bars.) Day 3: Full day to Exeter (Devon County Town) new city centre development, cathedral, Roman bridge and wall, network of the city centre tunnels and Exmouth (pleasant resort; opportunity for scenic river cruise), Day 4: Dorset Dalliance: Full day to Lyme Regis & West Bay. Day 5: Full day to the pretty fishing village of Beer, Seaton and Axmouth. You’ll have time for a tram ride along the River Axe, if you wish, which is the best way to view the wonderful bird life. Day 6: Sadly we leave the hotel this morning and head for home normally calling at Worcester for a break.
YOUR HOTEL - HHH AA KINGSWOOD & DEVORAN HOTEL The Kingwood & Devoran Hotel stands in the centre of the Promenade at Sidmouth and offers a top quality package including daily afternoon tea. Its restuarant is noted for its fine food. Some rooms have sea views, there is normally no entertainment at any hotel in Sidmouth. Price Includes: 6 Days/5 Nights Dinner B & B, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Door to door pick ups. All day excursions as listed. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Seaview Rooms: £5 per person per night. Extras: Single Room Supplement NIL.
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6 Days ONLY £379
Bournemouth 2nd June 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board DINER TOUR £379 1st September 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board DINER TOUR £379 Bournemouth is one of the south coast’s most poplar resorts with a traffic free sea front. Maybe have a stroll on The Overcliffe Drive which is just 100 yards from the Hinton Firs Hotel which itself is in a garden setting. During the season there are many things to see and do.
ITINERARY Day 1: After our doorstep pick ups we travel south via the motorway to Newbury, here we take a break for lunch, parking alongside the Kennet and Avon canal close to the town centre. After lunch we head south to the Hinton Firs Hotel normally arriving before 4 pm which gives you plenty of time to settle in or maybe take a swim. Day 2: A full day to take in the Dorset scenery with our visits to Salisbury & Shaftsbury, two totally different visits. The city of Salisbury with its Cathedral and River Avon running through the city and Shaftsbury the famous small town made famous by the Hovis advert. Day 3: A full day starting with a drive through the New Forest to visit Lyndhurst, the capital. After lunch we travel on to Winchester with yet another fine cathedral and its connections with King Arthur. We return to Bournemouth via the direct route. Day 4: Today we visit Swanage, a pretty resort and include a ride on the Swanage Railway to Swanage and on the return we travel via Corfe Castle taking in the wonderful coastal views. Day 5: A day at leisure in Bournemouth. Day 6: Sadly we have to return home today retracing our steps through the Midlands.
YOUR HOTEL - HINTON FIRS HOTEL This privately owned hotel is situated in tranquil, well manicured gardens on the prestigious East Cliff of Bournemouth. The hotel has an excellent reputation for personal care and attention to detail in a relaxing & homely setting. It has a bar and three elegant lounges overlooking the outdoor swimming pool & beautiful gardens. All the bedrooms have private facilities, colour TV, hairdryer, telephone & tea/coffee makers. The hotel also offers an indoor pool and some entertainment. A LIFT serves the main floors. Price Includes: 5 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast, entertainment some nights, DINER TOUR with luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, day excursions as listed, Door to Door pick ups. Use of hotel leisure facilities Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: Single Supplement – Nil on our allocation.
16th June DINER TOUR £399
7 Days ONLY £399
Gilsland Spa, Cumbria 16th June 7 Days/6 Nights Half Board DINER TOUR £399 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.
ITINERARY Day 1: We head north with a stop at Penrith then via the fells to Gilsland. Day 2: Today we visit Hexham where the weekly market will be open. Day 3: Today we visit the Red sandstone city of Carlisle, many interesting buildings to admire, and return via Brampton and Lanercost. Day 4: Full day over the border to Dumfries, where Rabbie Burns spent much of his short life, with an interesting stop along the way. Day 5: Sadly it’s time for home, but to help, we call at Kendal on the journey south. Day 6: Free day. Day 7: We return home today calling at Kendal for shopping and lunch.
Gilsland Spa...Line Dance Special 11th October 3 Days/2 Nights Full Board £145
ITINERARY Day 1: We journey to Penrith for a break then on to the hotel to settle in, before the dancing starts at 5pm. After a break for dinner it starts again with lots of instruction to learn all the latest dances. At 11pm it’s goodnight. Day 2: A hearty Cumbrian breakfast then back to the dance floor before breaking for lunch. This afternoon we have a short excursion to Hexham returning alongside Hadrians Wall. After dinner it’s Cabaret Time with great music and dancing till late. Day 3: Another hearty breakfast then back to the dance floor until lunch time with a traditional lunch before we depart for home.
YOUR HOTEL - GILSLAND SPA HOTEL The hotel has a lift, all rooms are en suite with colour TV, telephone, and tea making facilities. 16th June Price Includes: 7 days /6 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Nightly entertainment and DINER TOUR. 11th October Price Includes: 3 days / 2 nights Full Board. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver, all instruction and dancing, visit to Hexham. Deposit Required: £40 per person Single Room Supplement – 16th June £20.
6 Days ONLY £399
5 Days ONLY £395
Isle of Man
23rd June 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £399
4th July 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £395
Torquay is the stylish resort at the heart of the English Riviera with a real continental atmosphere. The 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 and coves around every corner.
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel south via the motorway network making suitable stops along the way. For lunch we normally leave the motorway to use a friendly garden centre, arriving at The Corbyn Head around 3.45pm. Day 2: Our day out takes us first to Exeter then Dawlish and then on the historic port of Teignmouth with its Canadian connections. Afterwards we follow the winding coast road back to Torquay. Day 3: We drive through Paignton to Totnes then follow the route of the River Dart to Dartmouth. A pretty town full of naval history where part of The Onedin Line was filmed in the cobbled streets of Bayards Cove. You also have time for a sail on the River Dart before we cross the river for our journey back to the Corbyn Head. Day 4: Full day to Plymouth including a short drive around the Plymouth Hoe. Day 5: A day of leisure in Torquay. Day 6: Sadly we retrace our steps as we return home.
YOUR HOTEL HHH CORBYN HEAD HOTEL This superb hotel located on the sea front is one of three hotels all within 150 yards of each other owned and run by the Rew Family. All are a minimum of AA 3 star+ and have won many awards for their customer services. Throughout the three hotels there is one with entertainment every night. The Corbyn Head has a lovely outdoor pool and terrace and comes very highly recommended. Price Includes: 5 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast. Door to door pick ups. Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver. Nightly entertainment throughout the hotel group. Day excursions. No lift but ground and first floor rooms available, but due to the layout of the building there are odd steps in the hotel. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Guaranteed sea view at a supplement. Single Room Supplement: NIL.
Midway between England and Ireland, the Isle of Man has attracted visitors since the Vikings arrived in about 800AD. If they could come back today, they’d find a holiday island with something for just about everyone. Douglas is the lively capital where you can ride on horse-drawn trams or steam or electric trains. Its wide bay and promenade offer entertainment and many fine restaurants. There’s all kinds of scenery. Wild and rugged mountains give way to pretty countryside and picturesque villages before these meet the sea and the long, sandy beaches of the perfect holiday isle.
ITINERARY Day 1 : Our holiday begins by visiting Morecambe for lunch and a little browsing. We head to the port for about 1 o’clock for our 2.15 sail to Douglas. We arrive just before 6.00 and travel to the Rutland Hotel where there is time for a wash & brush up before dinner. Day 2: Today is Tynwald Day, a Bank Holiday on the island and when the Manx Parliament has its outdoor celebrations at St Johns, there is talk the Queen maybe Guest of Honour. A morning of pomp & ceremony followed by Tynwald fair, the fair is where everyone gathers afterwards, there are lots of stalls for all different causes, a truly great day. Day 3: Today we will tour the northern part of the Island. Taking in Laxey, Ramsey, The Lhen, Juby, Ballaugh and Kirk Michael. Day 4: Today we travel south starting with a ride on the steam railway from Douglas to Port Erin. We allow you a little time to explore Port Erin, then we travel to The Sound were you can get some lunch. After lunch we travel over the South Barule then Glen Maye to Peel. Day 5: After a hearty breakfast it’s time to check in for the 8.30 sailing back to Heysham, arriving in our area about 3pm.
YOUR HOTEL - RUTLAND HOTEL Price Includes: 4 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast. All rooms en-suite with TV & tea making facilities. Lift, 2 nights entertainment. Door to door pick ups. Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver. Steam train ride, and day excursions as above. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Sea Views are available on request. Single Room Supplement: £40.
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ENGLAND 4 Days ONLY £259
Waddington Air Show 5th July 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £259 A long weekend of aircraft, airfields and sightseeing, NOT JUST FOR THE BOYS, great value for 4 days. Includes admission to Waddington & Newark.
ITINERARY Day 1: We start our tour by travelling via Ladybower Reservoir In Derbyshire which was used for some of the training for the Dambusters Raid. We then journey on to Newark air museum where entrance is included. There is a small Café here where you can buy some lunch. Late afternoon we travel on to our hotel to arrive for 5pm and dinner. The evening will be at leisure Day 2: Today we have a day to Skegness, if any one is interested we can drop you at Lincolnshire Aviation Centre East Kirkby to view their Lancaster and collection. Admission is not included it is about £8. We then journey on to Skegness for sightseeing, we will be returning to the hotel for around 5pm and again the evening is at Leisure. Day 3: Breakfast and to the Highlight of the weekend Waddington Air Show. Admission is included. The spectacular 7-hour flying display features the fabulous Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and abroad. Ground displays include 2 exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, pleasure flying and much more. This year we will be celebrating 95 years of the RAF. Normally leaving about 5pm to return to The Olde Barn for Dinner and a relaxing evening. Day 4: Sadly we depart today and head to Lincoln where there will time explore the City and Cathedral, departing about 2.30. We travel home via RAF Scampton the home of the Red Arrows Team and where 617 The Dambusters were based during the war.
4 Days from £139
Torquay 13th July 8 Days/7 Nights Half Board £419 25th October Party Weekend 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £139 Torquay is the stylish resort at the heart of the English Riviera with a real continental atmosphere. The 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 and coves around every corner.
ITINERARY Day 1 : We travel south via the motorway network making suitable stops along the way. For lunch we normally leave the motorway to use a friendly garden centre, arriving at the Kistor around 3.45pm. Day 2: Our day out takes us first to Exeter then Dawlish and then on the historic port of Teignmouth with its Canadian connections. Afterwards we follow the winding coast road back to Torquay. Day 3: We drive through Paignton to Totnes then follow the route of the River Dart to Dartmouth. A pretty town full of naval history where part of The Onedin Line was filmed in the cobbled streets of Bayards Cove. You also have time for a sail on the River Dart before we cross the river for our journey back to the Kistor. Day 4: We head to Newton Abbott for our first stop today. It’s market day so the town is busy, then after lunch we travel on to Dartmoor and visit Widecombe in the Moor with its lovely church, always been known as the cathedral in Moor. Day 5: Full day to Plymouth including a short drive around the Plymouth Hoe. Day 6 - 7: Days at leisure in Torquay. Day 8: We depart the hotel after breakfast for the journey back to The North West arriving late afternoon. PARTY WEEKEND HAS TWO LOCAL EXCURSIONS.
YOUR HOTEL - OLD BARN HOTEL
YOUR HOTEL -HH KISTOR HOTEL
Your Hotel - The Olde Barn Hotel near Grantham 3 star AA with Full leisure facilities, tea & coffee, TV & telephone. Price Includes: 4 days/3 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel and services of our experienced driver courier. Admissions as stated. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Single Room Supplement: £70 per person.
The Kistor Hotel is located just about 100 yards from the sea front and Torre Abbey Sands. Its location is great for those who like to stroll out after dinner. There is a nightly entertainment package to suit all tastes and a small indoor pool. The lift serves all floors but due to the nature of the building there are odd steps to some rooms. All rooms en-suite with colour TV, telephone and tea making facilities. Price Includes: 7/3 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Two day excursions (on party weekend) Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
8 Days ONLY £489
Paignton 27th July 8 Days/7 Nights Half Board £489 Situated on a level position, directly opposite Paignton Seafront and a short walk to the town centre, you couldn’t ask for a better located hotel in Paignton. One of the most popular resorts on the English Riviera, almost everywhere around the town centre is a level walk, with a great selection of shops and a pretty harbour with thatched cottages.
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel south via the motorway network making suitable stops along the way. For lunch we normally leave the motorway and use a friendly garden centre, arriving at The Marine around 3.45pm. Day 2: Our day out takes us first to Exeter then Dawlish and then on the historic port of Teignmouth with its Canadian connections. Afterwards we follow the winding coast road back to Paignton. Day 3 : We drive through Paignton to Totnes then follow the route of the River Dart to Dartmouth. A pretty town full of naval history and where part of The Onedin Line was filmed in the cobbled streets of Bayards Cove. You also have time for a sail on the River Dart before we cross the river for our journey back to the Marine.
8 Days ONLY £439
Eastbourne 31st August 8 Days/7 Nights Half Board £439 Eastbourne is everything a high quality British seaside resort should be. With its beautiful promenade bordered by colourful floral banks and overlooked by stylish hotels, this is the place to see and be seen! The attractive Victorian pier, the famous bandstand and the Napoleonic towers are also well worth investigating. Those who love the sea and ships will enjoy the elegant Sovereign Yacht Harbour. It’s one of the most up-to-date marinas in Europe. Shopaholics will not be disappointed, either. In fact, there’s plenty for everyone.
ITINERARY Day 1 : We travel south via the motorway network arriving at the resort by 5.00pm allowing time to check in and relax before dinner. Day 2: A lazy start today leaving the hotel about 11am we take a gentile drive to Beachy Head allowing time to get some lunch. We depart about 1pm for a pleasant drive through the country lane to Alfriston before returning to hotel for 4.30. Day 3: Today we travel the pretty coast road via Newhaven to Brighton where we set you down in the centre of town on Madeira Drive by the pier and the Volks railway, and only a short walk to the Royal Pavilion. We depart about 3pm to return to Haddon Hall.
Day 4: We head to Newton Abbott for our first stop today. It’s market day so the town is busy, then after lunch we travel on to Dartmoor and visit Widecombe in the Moor with its lovely church, always been known as the cathedral in Moor.
Day 4: 10am. Today we travel via Pevensey & St Leonards to the pretty coastal town of Hastings where we allow you plenty of time to explore and find lunch. Afterwards we travel on to Battle to view the abbey built by William the Conqueror after defeating King Harold.
Day 5: Full day to Plymouth including a short drive around the Plymouth Hoe.
Day 5: After breakfast we depart for Royal Tunbridge Wells or as it came to be known ‘The Wells’ because of the spring discovered in 1606. It is now surrounded by the ‘Pantiles’, a covered walkway in front of the shops and cafes. We have plenty of time to browse this attractive town.
Day 6-7: At leisure in Paignton. Day 8: We depart the hotel after breakfast for the journey back to The North West arriving late afternoon.
Day 6 - 7: Days at leisure in Eastbourne. Day 8: We travel home today arriving late afternoon.
YOUR HOTEL - MARINE HOTEL The Marine hotel is airy, modern and light and highly comfortable. After just one visit, you’ll want to adopt the hotel as your second home by the sea. It offers nightly entertainment and service second to none. All rooms are en suite with colour TV, tea making facilities etc, and the lift serves all floors this our third year here at the Marine. Price Includes: 8 days / 7 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with nightly entertainment. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Day excursions as above. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
YOUR HOTEL - HADDON HALL HOTEL Family owned and run, the hotel is only about 20 yards from the bandstand, just off the promenade. So, it’s in the right place! But the really good news is the hotel’s reputation for good food and generous portions. The rooms are well furnished. You’ll be comfortable and happy here. Price Includes: 7 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver. Nightly entertainment. Day excursions as listed. Lifts to all floors Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: No single supplement on our allocation.
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22nd Sept DINER TOUR £419
5 Days ONLY £419
4 Days from £199
Blackpool Illuminations 9th September 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £259 4th October 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £199 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, and with free time on Saturday Fleetwood Market is a great place to relax.
ITINERARY Day 1: After pick up we head for Cleveleys. Here you will have time to shop and stroll along the sea front. We take your luggage down to the Park House, collecting you around 2pm. We travel along the sea front to the hotel allowing you plenty of time to settle in before dinner. Day 2: A hearty breakfast then you’re free to relax as you wish in the town. Day 3: Breakfast before we depart for a pleasant drive to Bowness in the Lake District with time for you to find some lunch before stopping in Grange over Sands. We start our return journey via the old road arriving back about 4 o’clock. Day 4: We load cases on the coach and have breakfast, leaving the hotel about 10.00. We then travel to Southport and spend a couple of hours in the town before we head for Parbold Hill and home. Day 5: On day 5 tour we have an extra day excursion to Oswaldtwistle Mills, return to the hotel for about 4pm.
YOUR HOTEL - PARK HOUSE HOTEL The Taylor Family acquired the Park House Hotel, one of Blackpool’s premier Hotels, some years ago. They have invested, improved and built the Park House into the fine hospitality experience it is today. 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,. Entertainment each evening in either our Bar lounge or our elegantly decorated Chatsworth Ballroom caters for all tastes. If it’s the quieter holiday for you then relax on our luxurious sofas situated in our 80 feet long sun lounge overlooking the Irish Sea. This weekend is a cabaret break with top quality entertainment. Price Includes: 4 nights or 3 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, nightly entertainment, luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, day excursion(s). Door to door pick ups. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single supplement – Nil on our allocation.
Bamburgh 22nd September 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £419 The Northern parts of Northumberland are the most attractive in the region. This is particularly true of the area around Bamburgh with its magnificent castle, the home of the Armstrong family and the attractive nearby fishing port of Seahouses. From here you can sail to the Farne Isles, home of Grace Darling for her short life. There is also Holy Island and the Priory, the cradle of Christianity in the area, as well as the pretty walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. This is the border country, where England meets Scotland; it’s the battlefield of Flodden.
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel north via the motorway stopping for coffee en-route, and on to Hexham for you to find some lunch. We head north again arriving at the Victoria around 3.30pm. We settle in with enough time for a stroll around the village. Day 2: We start by going south to Alnmouth and follow the coast via Embleton to Craster famous for its kippers, only buy the vacuum packed ones if you want to take some home. After lunch we travel on to our final stop at Seahouses with fine views on the Farne Islands & Bamburgh Castle. Day 3: Morning visit to Bamburgh Castle included in tour price, the rest of the day free to do your own thing. Should you wish to go to The Farne Islands the coach will take you to Billy Shiels OBE, the best boat company in Seahouses. The sail is a great experience costing about £12 and afterwards you can get the bus back to Bamburgh, Those not wishing to sail can visit the Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh. Day 4: One of the highlights of the tour. Across the causeway (by coach) to Holy Island where you can visit St Aidens Monastery and try the local mead before we leave the island. We have our lunch on board with super views of the coast. From here we travel on to Berwick on Tweed, a town that has been in and out of Scotland many time over the years. In England at present, but not long if us ‘Jocks’ get our way. Oh by the way when we ‘Jocks’ had the toon we had a ‘Mint‘ here. Day 5: A hearty Northumbria Breakfast before we set off about 9.15 to Alnwick to visit the world famous Alnwick Garden. Admission included, but should you wish to visit the castle there is an extra charge to pay. We then take you in to town for lunch on board. Afterwards you have some free time in the town. While you are in town look out for Ye Old Cross Inn. Day 6: Don’t forget to nip to the butchers next door for your Bamburgh Bangers ‘an yer’ Haggis. We head south via the A1 then cross country to Barnard Castle for a lunch stop, then onward to the M6 at Tebay.
YOUR HOTEL - VICTORIA HOTEL Standing in the main street of historic Bamburgh the hotel positively oozes Victorian style and character and is carefully run by its owners and managers. The stylish and award-winning brasserie has a domed glass ceiling which offers a unique ambience for a light lunch or a candle-lit dinner under the stars! Whether your tastes are traditional or modern the talented chefs will cater for you. (Rooms for people with disabilities are subject to availability.) No lift but many first floor rooms. Award winning hotel - for food. All en-suite rooms with colour TV, telephone, tea makers. Price Includes: 5 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, DINER TOUR with luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver, lunches on touring days. Admission to Bamburgh Castle & Alnwick Castle Garden. Deposit Required: £40 per person.
WALES 3 Days ONLY £225
Bowness on Windermere Luxurious Gourmet Break with Autumn tints 13th October 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board £225 Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial. Bowness-onWindermere - Lakeland’s most popular holiday resort - is an excellent centre for boating activities, with over 10,000 boats registered.
4 Days ONLY £189
Criccieth Party Weekend
Singles Party and Rail enthusiasts weekend 12th April 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £189 Situated on the Llyn peninsula, Criccieth and its two beaches are warmed by the Gulf Stream and dominated by the mountains of glorious Snowdonia. Closer to home the town is watched over by the famous castle, built by the Welsh princes. This is fabulous country, ideal for sight-seeing, walking or just relaxing.
Day 1: A pleasant drive through Lancashire & Cumbria to Grange over Sands where we allow time to stroll the promenade and find a morning coffee. From here we travel via the Fells to Coniston and on to Ambleside, where there is time to explore and find a little lunch.
Day 1: We journey through Cheshire to the pretty town of Llangollen where we have a coffee stop before following the Stage coach route along the A5, then through the very scenic valley known as ‘Little Switzerland’ over the Crimea Pass to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here the passengers leave the coach to travel to Porthmadoc by steam train included in tour price. On arriving in Porthmadoc there is time to explore and find a little lunch. We then travel the short distance along the coast to the Lion Hotel at Criccieth. Day 2 : Today we give you the option to travel on the newly completed Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadoc to Caernarvon. This is 25 miles of stunning scenery, much of which cannot be seen from the region’s roads. The cost around £20. The rest of us travel along the coast to Pwllheli before crossing the Llyn to Trevor and then along the coast to Caernarvon with its narrow streets and pretty local shops plus a small market in the town square. The towering castle is where Prince Charles was invested as The Prince Of Wales. Also the restored Victoria Dock all make the town an interesting visit. We depart about 4pm back to The Lion Hotel. Day 3 : A scenic drive through The National Park to Harlech and the small seaside resort of Barmouth overlooking Cardigan Bay. In the afternoon we return via Trawsfynydd and the Cob Causeway. Day 4: We depart the hotel after our hearty Welsh breakfast and head for Llandudno. Here there is time to explore the shops and maybe take a ride up the Great Orme by Vintage coach or Tram. We depart for home about 3pm.
Then around 3pm we motor on down to Bowness and to Lindith Howe, chance to settle in and maybe have a swim before we take our 5 course evening meal included in the price. Day 2: A leisurely breakfast then we depart for our five lakes tour stopping first at Grasmere and then under the shadow of Helvellyn to Keswick. Here there will be a chance to find your lunch and maybe that special gift you have been looking for. We depart about 2.30pm and return via Ullswater and the Kirkstone Pass. Day 3: Sadly we leave to head home, but we start with some free time in Bowness, before we make the journey to Kendal. Here you will be able to do a little shopping before heading homeward around 2.30pm.
YOUR HOTEL HHHH LINDETH HOWE HOTEL This delightful property over looking Lake Windermere was the home of the best-loved children’s author Beatrix Potter and has superb views around this beautiful part of the Lake District. There is NO lift. Price includes: 3 days/2 nights with 5 course Gourmet evening meals and breakfast. Luxury coach travel and excursions with the services of our experienced driver guide. Deposit: £40 Single Room Supplement: £50 in Double Room.
YOUR HOTEL - THE LION HOTEL Offering excellent accommodation in well-appointed bedrooms, this family owned hotel will provide you with a memorable holiday. All rooms en suite with tea makers, TV, telephone, Lift. Price Includes: 3 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Door to door pick ups. Luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Excursions and admissions as listed. Two nights entertainment. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Single Rooms: We have the whole hotel to use as single rooms but couples are very welcome to join the tour.
Booking Hotline 01942 728960
WALES 4 Days from £199
6 Days ONLY £389
3rd May 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board Extravaganza Weekend £199 6th May 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £289 24th August 7 Days/6 Nights Half Board Summer Holiday £379 Elegant Llandudno is the largest resort in Wales. Stunningly situated between the Great and Little Ormes, Llandudno has two wonderful beaches, the award-winning North Shore and the quieter sand-duned West Shore. It has a lively and bustling town centre with broad streets and fascinating Victorian verandas which add to the distinct architectural style.
ITINERARIES EXTRAVAGANZA Weekend The bank holiday weekend is the star in the town’s calendar. The main streets are all closed to traffic and filled with every sort of attraction from steam gallopers to shopkeepers in Edwardian dress. A super weekend with so much going on. Even so, we’ll add a one short day excursion on Saturday afternoon. Some evening entertainment.
5 DAY TOUR Day 1: We travel directly to Llandudno with a light lunch at the Queens and time to see the end of the Extravaganza weekend. Day 2: Full day to Carnarvon and Beaumaris and Pringle at Llanfair PG. Day 3: Full day via Little Switzerland to Porthmadoc and returning via Betws-y-Coed. Day 4: Full day at Leisure. Day 5: We depart for home at 1.30pm.
SUMMER TOUR 7 DAY Day 1 : Outward via Llangollen arriving in resort about 3pm. Day 2 : Travelling along the coast to our first stop in Caernarvon. After our visit here we travel on to Llanberis with the remains of its slate mining and the steam railways. Day 3 : Full day into Snowdonia via Little Switzerland and the Crimea Pass. Passengers wishing to ride the steam train at Blaenau Ffestiniogg to Porthmadoc may leave the coach here for the train journey and rejoin after lunch at Porthmadoc. In the afternoon we travel via Aberglaslyn Pass to Bedgellart. Day 4 : Anglesey circular. This lovely island is our destination today.We start at Llanfair PG then head to Holy Island and the South Stack before travelling the east coast via Cemes Bay, Amlwch and then our final stop at Beaumaris. Day 5 : Conway Valley circular. We travel via Conway and Trefiw to Betws-y-Coed and then we return via the opposite side of the valley. Day 6 : At leisure in Llandudno. Day 7 : We return home at 1.30.
9th June 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £389 This is Dunbych-y-Pysgod, the “little town of the fishes”. Best known today as both a medieval walled town and one of Wales’ favourite seaside resorts, Tenby is set in the only coastal National Park in Britain. Its ancient harbour, surrounded by Regency houses in pastel colours, is a magnet for artists and photographers. Its four sheltered beaches and safe bathing waters attract families throughout the season. Tenby lies in a corner of Camarthen Bay, sheltered by Caldy Island, an ancient religious settlement which still houses a Cistercian community.
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel to Tenby via Mid Wales. Day 2: Full day to Laughane, where Dylon Thomas wrote many of his works. Coffee stop here then on to the world famous Pendine Sands where many land speed records were made. Time to get some lunch at the local pub. We then travel via the narrow lanes to Wiseman’s Bridge and finally our last stop in Sandersfoot. Day 3: Full day to St Govans, where you have the chance to see his chapel built in the cliff face. From here we visit a tiny café at Bosherton with its attractive church and lily ponds. We travel across the Tank Ranges to Angle with its beautiful beach and tiny cafe, then on to Pembroke. You can visit the castle or browse the town shops, we then return via The Ridgeway. Day 4: Full day to Carmarthen, where first we start at the glass blower near Tenby before we head off to the market day at Carmarthen. On our return journey we visit the love spoon carver before returning to The Park. Day 5: Day at leisure. Day 6: Our return journey takes us across to Cardigan Bay and up the Welsh coast to Aberaeron, the Aberystwyth. A very scenic journey with splendid views most of the way and no motorway till we reach Chester.
YOUR HOTEL - PARK HOTEL YOUR HOTEL - QUEENS HOTEL The Queen’s Hotel, located on the sea-front, affords excellent views of the Great and Little Ormes. It offers excellent cuisine and good standards of entertainment. You will receive a warm welcome and efficient service from its staff. The hotel, like the town itself, mixes Victorian elegance and modern facilities. Many rooms enjoy spectacular views of the sea and promenade. Lifts serve all floors. Wheel chair access is easy. Price Includes: 4,5 or 7 days HB at The Queens Hotel. All en suite rooms with tea makers, TV and telephone, lift to all floors. Excursions as listed, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver, nightly entertainment, door to door pick ups. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Single Room Supplement: £3 per night all tours.
The hotel stands above the north beach and offers superb views across the attractive town and bay. The dining room is on the patio level, as is an outdoor heated pool. The choice of menu and generous portions at meal times are first class. The property is run by the owners, who live on site and are most ably assisted by their friendly and helpful staff. Our outward day is via Llandrindod Wells. Then we head south to Carmarthen and on to Tenby. Price Includes: 5 nights Dinner B & B. All ensuite rooms with tea makers, TV and telephone, lift to all floors, but odd steps on some floors. Excursions as listed, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver, some entertainment. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Extras: Single Room Supplement: £50
Day 5: A free day to explore Westport. The town has been named ‘Ireland’s Tidiest Town’ there is so much to see and do with attractive little shops and bars and all the pretty tree lined streets.
mountains and sheer cliffs. We stop to admire the Atlantic views.
6 Days ONLY £429
Westport and the Atlantic Coast
Sadly today we leave Westport and make our way back to Dun Loaghaire for the early afternoon crossing to Holyhead. The journey is timed so we take our lunch on board the fast craft which reaches Holyhead around 3.30. We then travel back to the north west and our door to door service.
23rd June 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £429 The untamed beauty of the West of Ireland will leave you captivated, so much scenery made up of lonely valleys, mountains, lakes, and dramatic coastlines. Our base is Westport a charming town sat on the Carrowbeg River with pretty tree lined streets and interesting shops and unending views across the holy mountain Croagh Patrick.
ITINERARY Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we take the pretty coast road to The Isle of Anglesey. We take a short stop here at Pringles before we head off to Holyhead to board the 13.50 sailing to Dublin. We arrive about 5pm and travel along the River Liffey to our overnight 4 star hotel Johnstown House Hotel at Enfield. A fine hotel developed around a Georgian Mansion. We settle in before dinner. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Day 2: A hearty Irish breakfast to start the day and we depart about 9.15 following the motorway towards Galway. We cross the famous River Shannon at Athlone and then cross the River Suck part of the Shannon as we enter Ballinasloe and Co Galway. We then head on to Galway City where we have an extended lunch stop to explore. We depart here around 3pm for the journey northwest to Co Mayo and the attractive town of Westport. Day 3: Today it’s coast and mountains. Starting with a drive to Leenane on the edge of the Connermara National Park. We take in the stunning views of Killary Harbour, Ireland‘s only Fjord before we continue past Kylemore Abbey and a photo stop. On then to the capital of Connamara, Clifden a beautiful traditional Irish town set by the Owenglen River. After our stop we travel on with more stunning views of Maumturk Mountains and Crough Patrick where up to a million pilgrims make the trek to the mountain top church to pray.
YOUR HOTEL - HHHH CASTLECOURT HOTEL The Castlecourt Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Westport. All the rooms are tastefully designed and have tea making facilities, TV, hairdryer, phone etc. The Orchard restaurant has a good reputation for fine dinning, The leisure centre is superb as is the nightly entertainment in Petie Joe’s bar. Price includes : 5 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast, luxury coach travel with all excursions, but excluding any entry fees, ferry to and from Ireland, and the services of our experience driver courier. Deposit : £80 per person Single Room Supplement : £95
Day 4: Our excursion today takes us to the famous Achill Island, we travel through ancient forests and bogland. As we cross to the island by the road bridge at Achill Sound the island’s landscape is stunning with dramatic coastlines, remote beaches and lakes,
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5 Days ONLY £269
Dunoon ....Scottish Splendour 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board 2nd April £269 21st October £269 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!
ITINERARY Day 1: We head north into Ayrshire and later take in the fine views over The Firth of Cylde as we head for the ferry near Greenock. We cross the Firth by ferry and then we drive along the coast to Dunoon and the Esplanade Hotel. Day 2 : A day of superb scenery as we travel through the Glens to Inveraray an attractive little town with plenty to see and do. Time for lunch (included in the diner tour) then on to Tighnabruaich with time to explore and get a cuppa at the tea room before returning via the head of Loch Long and Holy Loch to Dunoon. Day 3 : A morning drive to Toward with good views of The Firth of Clyde. We then return to Dunoon before going over the hills to Ardentinny and Kilmun Church, then return via Holy Loch to Dunoon. Day 4 : Today we start by going over the Rest & Be Thankful to Loch Lomond, then on to the village of Luss, voted Scotland’s most attractive village. We spend time here for lunch and sightseeing, then continue via Garelochead to Helensborough and Dumbarton and then back to Greenock for the ferry back to Dunoon and the Esplanade. Day 5 : Back on the ferry today to cross the Firth before heading south with suitable stops along the way, arriving home late afternoon.
6 Days ONLY £359
Blairgowrie 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board 9th June £359 Follow the River Tay’s tributary, the River Etricht, and you will find Blairgowrie and its sister community, Rattray, nestling below the Sidlaw Hills. That’s just what the salmon do, by the way, and they are no doubt grateful for the salmon ladder which they encounter here. Be that as it may, the fishing is generally considered outstanding. Walk along the river, enjoying the fabulous scenery, pause to visit the old corn mill, now a visitor centre, antiques warehouse, gallery and bistro. As you explore this picturesque country town, you might like to visit the genealogy centre if there are any ancestors you’d like to trace. Whatever you do there, you’ll love this gateway to the glens.
ITINERARY Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we head north and cross the border to our stop for lunch at Moffat. Then we travel on via Stirling to Blairgowrie and the Augus Hotel. Day 2: We depart for a day of stunning scenery as we motor to The Spittal of Glenshee and pass all the ski slopes before we descend to Braemar. After a short stop we travel to Crathie Kirk for a short visit then on to Ballater for a lunch stop. After lunch we motor on through to Banchory where we turn south to Brechin and Blairgowrie. Day 3: Our day starts with a visit to Perth, an interesting city with something for everyone. In the early afternoon we follow the River Tay back to Perth again. Day 4: Our excursion today takes us via Dunkeld to Pitlchory where we have time to explore. After lunch we visit Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Our afternoon visit is included in tour price. After our tour we allow time to relax in the castle gardens, before we head through Straithardle back to Blairgowrie. Day 5: A day at leisure in Blairgowrie. Day 6: We leave Blairgowrie today & arrive home late afternoon.
YOUR HOTEL - THE ESPLANADE HOTEL
YOUR HOTEL - HHH THE ANGUS HOTEL
The hotel stands on the West Promenade overlooking the sea. This is a traffic free area, just a short walk from the shops and town centre. We confess that this hotel has long been one of our real favourites. Apart from its other virtues, we love to sit in the lounge and savour the views of the Clyde! Price Includes: 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. All rooms are en suite with tea makers, three nights entertainment, lift to all floors but with occasional steps. DINER TOUR with luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, door to door pick ups and excursions. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Single Room Supplement: £40.
The Angus, situated in the centre of the county town of Blairgowrie, is one of Perthshire’s best regarded hotels, not least for the quality of its welcome. Its leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and sauna. Please note that there are some steps inside the hotel. Price includes: 6 days/5 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. All rooms are en suite with tea makers & TV, the hotel has full leisure facilities and two or three nights entertainment, lift to all floor but occasional steps. Luxury coach travel, services of experience tour driver, door to door pick ups and excursions and admission to Blair Castle. Deposit Required: £40 per person. Single Room Supplement: £50.
7 Days ONLY £479
Scotland in Miniature
Day 4 : We say goodbye to the Menzies and take the short ride to the Scottish Maritime Museum. A great visit where you will have chance to see a Steam Puffer (remember the Tales of Parahandy) plus many other interesting exhibits. It’s possible that the City of Adelaide will still be here, before she starts her long journey to Australia. Afterwards we make our way to Ardrossen for our 12.30 sailing to BRODICK (We will not be giving you lunch today but snacks are available on board ship) arriving on Arran for 1.30. We then journey around the southern part of Arran taking in the views of Holy Island & Highland Clearances Memorial. We have a number of photo stops along the way arriving at Blackwaterfoot and the 3 star BW Kinloch Hotel about 4.15. After checking in - time for a swim in the hotel pool, after dinner time to relax, there maybe some music tonight.
7 Days/6 Nights Half Board 9th July £479 The rolling hills and attractive coastlines of Ayrshire combine the first part of our tour with visiting some of the better known locations. We have a couple of lesser known and stunning visits on this tour. We then move on the beautiful Isle of Arran, known as Scotland in Miniature, because it has everything that mainland Scotland has to offer, mountains, quiet deserted beaches, dramatic views, superb castles, lochs and glens, wild life such as deer, seals, and eagles, and wonderful sunsets.
ITINERARY Day 1: A prompt start, we journey north stopping for coffee served on the coach. We travel on into Dumfries & Galloway with a suitable lunch stop (on board) en-route. After lunch we head north past Drumlanrig Castle into Ayrshire and our hotel, the Menzies at Irvine where we spend the next three nights.
Day 5: We travel over the string road with stunning views of Goat Fell and on to Brodick to visit Brodick Castle allowing 2 hours afterwards to travel through the attractive countryside to Lochranza there we visit the distillery Aand have a light lunch which is included in the price. From here we have a short stop at Lochranza Castle in the village before we follow the coast road around the north of the island. We stop at many places along the way, arriving back at the Kinloch around 4.30.
Day 2 : Today is one of the highlights of this tour, a visit to Dumfries House. This beautiful property near Cumnock is the collection that Prince Charles was involved with. We arrive around 11am starting with a guided tour of this stunning property and ending with a soup and sandwich lunch, all included in the tour price. Afterwards we have a little time on the estate before we return to the hotel for about 4.30pm.
Day 6: A full day at leisure today - maybe walk to the craft centre or along the beach seal spotting. You will be able to get lunch in the hotel.
Day 3 : We start our day by driving to Brig O Doon made famous by Rabbie Burns, allowing time for photographs , afterwards we head over the Heads of Ayr to Dunure where we park on the front with excellent sea views. Time to explore before lunch on board. After lunch we travel to Ayr for a couple of hours shopping and sightseeing then we return to the hotel.
Day 7: Today it’s back to normality as we travel back to the mainland on the 8.20am ferry. We then make our way through Dumfries & Galloway with picturesque views all the way. We take a break for lunch served on board the coach at Dumfries then head south again arriving in our area about 6pm.
YOUR HOTEL - HHHH MENZIES IRVINE HOTEL Set in a quiet location just outside the small town of Irvine. No lift but ground floor rooms are available. Tea making facilities, TV telephone etc in all rooms. There will be entertainment on one night during our stay.
HHH BW KINLOCH ARRAN Set on the shore in the small seaside village of Blackwaterfoot with full leisure facilities. The hotel has a lift which serves most rooms. All rooms have tea making facilities, TV & Telephone. Normally there will be one night of entertainment during our stay. Price Includes: 6 nights dinner B & B at the hotel, all excursions, entrances and food plus on board food as stated in the above itinerary, DINER TOUR with luxury coach travel with experienced driver courier and hostess. Ferries as required. Deposit Required: £60. Single Room Supplement: £55.
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Edinburgh ....The Tattoo 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board 2nd August £259 7th August £259 This superb event takes place in Scotland’s capital each August. Held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle it includes the world famous massed pipes and drums display, and is becoming so popular that cruise ships are now calling at Leith so their passengers can visit the event.
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel north and stop at Moffat for lunch, then carry on via the Devils Beef Tub and the Glens to enter the city by the south eastern route. We hope to arrive mid afternoon to allow you time to take a stroll to the beach or maybe take a swim in the hotel’s attractive leisure area before our dinner. The evening is at leisure. Day 2: After a hearty breakfast we leave the hotel about 10.45 and head into the city where we give you a short guided tour of Scotland’s capital. During the afternoon we give you free time to explore as you wish before returning to the hotel about 5pm for dinner. Dinner times vary due to different Tattoo times. We depart again around 7.45pm for the evening performance of the world famous Tattoo. After the show we return to the Kings Manor. Day 3: A lazy start today (normally about 11am because of drivers hours) after another hearty breakfast. We depart to Leith for shopping or an optional visit to the former Royal Yacht. We depart around 2.30 pm and head for home, arriving early evening.
3 Days ONLY £129
Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Illuminated Carnival 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board 1st November £129 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. Bridgewater 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.
ITINERARY Day 1 : After our door to door pick ups we head south to Weston Super Mare where we arrive in time for a late lunch and enough time to explore before heading to our hotel in the famous town of Street. The evening is at leisure Date 2 : We start today with a visit to the City of Wells, little more than a large village but gets it’s city status from it’s Cathedral. We return in the afternoon for a little time at the shopping village in Street. We have an early dinner tonight to allow plenty of time to get to Bridgewater and find our seats for the Carnival. About 10pm we return you to the hotel. Day 3 : After a leisurely breakfast we head to Bath, time to see the sights of the fine city before we turn for home around 3pm, arriving back to our door to door service early evening.
YOUR HOTEL - HHH BEST WESTERN KINGS MANOR HOTEL Long favoured by our customers for its high standards of accommodation the hotel recently added some new rooms. It’s about a 15 minute walk from the beach at Joppa. It boasts a superb leisure centre and pool. 7th August Tattoo will be on Thursday night. Price Includes: 3 days at Best Western Kings Manor Hotel with full leisure facilities and lift, all en-suite rooms with tea makers and TV, admission to the Tattoo on Saturday’s second performance and city tour. Luxury coach travel & services of experienced tour driver. Door to door pick ups Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single Room Supplement: £45.
YOUR HOTEL - WESSEX HOTEL The Wessex Hotel is located in the heart of historic Somerset. This family run hotel is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of the country. All en suite bedrooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer, and hospitality tray. THE HOTEL HAS A LIFT. Price Includes: 3 days/2 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast. Luxury coach travel & services of experienced tour driver. Door to door pick ups. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single Room Supplement: NIL.
Winter Tours 3 Days ONLY £199
A Capital Weekend 3 Days/2 Nights Bed & Breakfast 8th November £199 This popular weekend has so much to offer. The Major events are:Saturday: The Lord Mayors Show, The Remembrance Service at the Royal Albert Hall and visit to The House of Parliment. Sunday: The Remembrance Service in Whitehall, plus all the shops and stores will be open both days. Sail on the River Thames on the DUKWs or one of the traditional cruisers.
ITINERARY Friday: We depart and head south along the motorway network to arrive in the city early afternoon. We check in at the Hotel and then you are at leisure. Saturday: Full English breakfast. The coach will transfer anyone who wishes to go to Park Lane and will make a return trip to the hotel at around 4.30pm. Again you are at leisure. Sunday: Early full English Breakfast then we go to the junction of Admiralty Arch and the Mall for anyone wishing to watch or take part in the Service with Queen at The Cenotaph. We depart from The Mall at 1.30 - 2pm for the journey to the northwest. Please note, while we have included a number of transfers both Saturday and Sunday passengers who wish to be free to do their own thing are more than welcome to do so. Just meet us at the pick up point for the homeward journey.
3 Days ONLY £229
Norwich Thursford Christmas spectacular 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board 24th November £229 3 Days/2 Nights Half Board 3rd December £229 The cathedral city of Norwich with its attractive half-timbered houses, is steeped in history. Our main reason for our visit is the now famous Thursford Christmas Spectacular. The ultimate Christmas musical experience is simply one of the most exciting Christmas Spectacular shows ever. It is the most popular Christmas show of all time in England and is a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment, with Christmas songs, carols, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from our cast of over one hundred. Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour - the music a seamless transition from an upbeat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas Carol, a show which would not be out of place in any London’s west end theatres.
ITINERARY Day 1: Journey to Norwich with suitable stops en route. Day 2: We depart midmorning for Thursford, where there are shops and a café, allowing us some time to explore before we visit the now World famous show in the afternoon. After the show we return to the hotel for a relaxing evening. Day 3: Sadly we leave Norwich today and journey homeward with suitable stops along the way.
YOUR HOTEL HHHH HOLIDAY INN NORWICH Holiday Inn Norwich has air-conditioned, light and modern bedrooms. The hotel is within a few minutes of Norwich city centre. Norwich is a vibrant city, offering many tourist attractions such as the historic castle and a stunning cathedral. A spectacular sight not to be missed!
YOUR HOTEL - THE GROSVENOR THISTLE VICTORIA HOTEL The hotel has just completed a £1million + refurbishment. It has always been one of the top hotels in the city, but now we think it’s one of the best. We include English breakfast each day. It’s location is in the heart of the city next to Victoria railway station and close to the underground should you wish to travel further afield. It is just about half a mile from Buckingham Palace and the Mall and a mile to Parliament Square. Price Includes: 3 days/2 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast. Luxury coach travel & services of experienced tour driver. Door to door pick ups. Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single Room Supplement: £125 all in double rooms.
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Deposit Required: £40 per person Extras: Single Room Supplement: £60.
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Paignton Turkey & Tinsel ~ The Marine Hotel 7th November 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £279
Tenby All inclusive Turkey & Tinsel ~ The Belgrave Hotel 31st October 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board all inclusive £249 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 two days. Days excursions include: Laughane - the former home of Dylan Thomas, Pendine Beach, Saudersfoot, St Govans and Pembroke with a visit to see the Love Spoon Carver.
Price includes: 5 days/4 nights all inclusive. Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, all en-suite rooms with TV, telephone and tea makers. The hotel has a lift but there are a few steps at each landing as the lift stops at the half landing. Deposit: £40 per person.
Paignton, one of the most popular resorts on the English Riviera. Almost everywhere around the town centre is a level walk, there is a great selection of shops for the shoppers and a pretty harbour with thatched cottages. Situated on a level position, directly opposite Paignton Seafront and a short walk to the town centre, you couldn’t ask for a better located hotel in Paignton. The Marine hotel is airy, modern and light yet highly comfortable. After just one visit, you’ll want to adopt the hotel as your second home by the sea. It offers nightly entertainment and service
Price includes: Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, two day excursions. All rooms are en suite with colour TV, tea making facilities etc, and the lift serves all floors. Deposit: £40 per person.
Single Room Supplement £NIL
Single Room Supplement £NIL
Gilsland Spa Turkey & Tinsel 8th November 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £235
Cornwall Mistletoe & Wine ~ The Rosemundy Hotel 4th November 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £269 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. This attractive, cosy and family-run hotel has a fascinating history of its own. Rooms vary in size, but all are comfortably furnished and have the facilities you would expect. The hotel stands in its own secluded and sheltered grounds, with a heated outdoor pool and even a grass amphitheatre remaining from an earlier existence. There is no lift here but we have many low floor rooms. Tea making facilities in rooms.
Price includes: Price Includes: 5 Nights Dinner B & B, luxury coach travel, services of our experienced tour driver. Door to door pick ups. Two day excursions. Nightly entertainment entertainment during our stay. Deposit: £40 per person.
Single Room Supplement £NIL
Gilsland Spa Hotel - Often known as the ‘The Spa’ hotel stands on high ground in open countryside above the village on the River Irving. It offers great views of the area and there is nightly entertainment which makes breaks here great value. Days excursions include: The morning takes us to Hexham where there is a small market and Hexham Abbey. We take the route of Hadrian’s Wall stopping at places of interest for photos. A full day excursion to Keswick with plenty of time to explore or maybe take a cruise on Derwentwater returning via the fells to Caldbeck to the home of John Peel. On last day we return via Shap & Kendal.
Price includes: Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, two day excursions. All rooms are en suite with colour TV, telephone and tea making facilities and the lift serves all floors. Deposit: £40 per person.
Single Room Supplement £5 per night
Torquay Turkey & Tinsel ~ The Kistor Hotel 11th November 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £239 It has been our top selling tour for early bargain breaks and is located just 100 yards from the seafront and opposite Torre Abbey Sands. It’s location is great for those who like to stroll out after dinner. There is a nightly entertainment package to suit all tastes as well as a small indoor pool. Days excursions include: Teignmouth, Babbacome and day to Plymouth for some early Christmas shopping.
Price includes: 5 days/4 nights half board. Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, The lift serves all floors but due to nature of the building there are odd steps to some rooms. All en suite rooms with colour TV, telephone and tea making facilities. Deposit: £40 per person.
Single Room Supplement £NIL
Llandudno Turkey & Tinsel ~ The Queens Hotel 18th November 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £279 6th December 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £199 Elegant Llandudno is the largest resort Price includes: in Wales, impressive in itself and 4 days/3 nights Dinner B & B on conveniently close to the Medieval Festive sparkle, themed nightly walled town of Conwy. Stunningly entertainment, luxury coach situated between the Great and Little travel, services of experienced Ormes, Llandudno has two wonderful tour driver day excursions, door beaches, the award-winning North to door pick ups, the hotel has a Shore and the quieter sand-duned lift but there are odd steps. West Shore. It has a lively and bustling 5 day TOUR as above plus a town centre with broad streets and Day to Carnarvon then a scenic fascinating Victorian verandas. drive through Llamberis Deposit: £40 per person. Days excursions include: 4 day tour Tweed Mill at St Asaph, to hunt out a Christmas bargain. On outward journey. Shorter excursion calling at the attractive Walled town of Conway, then on to Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Short day excursion into the Conway Valley. A morning of leisure searching for Christmas bargains before departing for home at 1.30. Single Room Supplement £12
Bournemouth Turkey & Tinsel ~ The Hinton Firs Hotel 18th November 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £279 Privately owned and run hotel just 100 yards from the Overcliffe walk. It has an indoor pool, sauna and lounges. Days excursions include: A trip to Weymouth to explore the old town set at the entrance to the Jurassic Coast. Winchester with its fine cathedral and its connections with King Arthur.
Price includes: 5 days/4 nights half board. Luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver. All of the bedrooms are en suite and served by the lift. There are occasional single steps on each floor, all rooms have tea making facilities and TV. Deposit: £40 per person.
Single Room Supplement £NIL
Warners Pre Xmas Party ~ Nidd Hall 6th December 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £340 Enjoy the 45 acres of Victorian and Edwardian gardens that make up Nidd Hall’s extensive grounds. In its heyday Nidd Hall hosted endless house parties where at one such gathering Edward VIII was said to have first met Mrs Wallis Simpson. By day, relax in the heated indoor pool or enjoy a game of bowls ... while our fantastic dining and lively nightly entertainment makes for unforgettable nights. Days excursions include: Ripon with its attractive Cathedral. York with time for sightseeing.
Price includes: 4 days/3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast & Drinks Package, luxury coach travel and day excursions, door to door pick ups and services of our experience driver courier. This excellent property offers superb leisure facilities and evening entertaiment second to none. Deposit: £40 per person.
Single Room Supplement £NIL
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Cairndale at Christmas ~ 23rd December 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board £374 Cairndale Dumfries Hotel
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.
Price includes: 5 days/4 nights Full Board plus, entertainment package, door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel, en-suite rooms with tea makers telephone & TV, there is a lift. Deposit: £40 per person.
Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we head north stopping for coffee along the way, then we cross the border and head into the Old Blacksmith shop for lunch, (and just in case anyone needs to get married). We then travel on to The Cairndale and check in about 3pm. This allows you time to explore this fine town, check out the Midtown Steeple, Rabbie Burns & his wee dog, or take time for a swim and relax before dinner and entertainment in the Park House Suite,
Day 2: A hearty Scottish breakfast, and we have a drive through the Dumfries and Galloway Forest Park with hot chocolate and brandy served on the coach. Attractive and contrasting scenery as we travel through this undiscovered area of Scotland. Then, we stop for lunch in Castle Douglas. before travelling back to the Cairndale and our celebrations for Christmas all taking place in the Park House Suite with an evening of entertainment. Day 3: Christmas Day, a very merry Christmas from all at Memory Lane. A day at leisure maybe the man in the RED COAT will call, who knows! Breakfast, full Christmas lunch with a glass of wine and an evening of entertainment. Day 4: Boxing Day. Morning free in Dumfries and short excursion in the afternoon. Day 5: Sadly we leave Scotland today and journey home with suitable stops. Single Room Supplement £60
Christmas at Gilsland Spa Cumbria ~ 24th December 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board plus 2 extra lunches £525
This fine hotel standing high on the Cumbrian Fells close to the Northumberland border, is our Home from Home during this Christmas period. There are pleasant walks out from the hotel around the River Irthing. Our package includes nightly entertainment starting with a tea dance before dinner, then the main evening entertainment starts about 8.30. This caters for all tastes, there is a large dance floor for those wishing to dance, and the public bar if you want a quieter moment.
Price includes: 5 days/4 nights Half Board plus extra lunches, entertainment package, door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel, en-suite rooms with tea makers telephone & TV, there is a lift. Deposit: £40 per person.
Lunch stop in Penrith before we head for The Spa. We hope to have you all checked in for 3pm. The day has little moments to relax, chat to friends old and new, and then it’s lunchtime. After dinner the Queen’s Speech on the TV, a little snooze maybe before the evening starts about 5.30pm. Boxing Day - 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. 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. Single Room Supplement £25
Christmas at The Queens Hotel Llandudno ~ 24th December 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board Plus 2 £565
The Queen’s Hotel, located on the sea-front, affords excellent views of the Great and Little Ormes. It offers excellent cuisine and good standards of entertainment. You will receive a warm welcome and efficient service from its staff. The hotel, like the town itself, mixes Victorian elegance and modern facilities. Many rooms enjoy spectacular views of the sea and promenade. Lifts serve all floors. Wheelchair access is easy. One of the three fully licensed bars overlooks the sea.
Price includes: 5 days/4 nights Full Board Plus. Full leisure facilities. Entertainment. Door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel, en-suite rooms with tea makers telephone & TV. Lifts to all floors. Deposit: £40 per person.
The itinerary is normally as follows: Christmas Eve: After our door to door pick ups 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 before 1pm with entertainment to follow. For the evening meal we enjoy the Chef’s candlelit buffet followed by dancing & 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 the chance for 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 to Alan, Jill, friends old and new. Single Room Supplement £25
New Year New Year at Dumfries Cairndale Hotel ~ 30th December 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board £409
Dumfries and Galloway is a huge pretty area of South West Scotland with beautiful scenery at every turn. Day 1: After our door to door pick ups we head north stopping for coffee along the way, then we cross the border and head into the Old Blacksmith shop for lunch, (and just in case anyone needs to get married). We then travel on to The Cairndale and check in about 3pm. This allows you time to explore this fine town, check out the Midtown Steeple, Rabbie Burns & his wee dog, or take a swim and relax before dinner and entertainment in the Park House Suite.
Price includes: Hogmanay Package with 4 days/3 nights Half Board, luxury coach travel, services of experienced tour driver, all en-suite rooms with tea makers TV, telephone, door to door pick ups, use of leisure facilities, lift. Deposit: £40 per person.
Day 2: A hearty Scottish breakfast, and we have a drive through the Dumfries and Galloway Forest Park with hot chocolate and brandy served on the coach. Attractive and contrasting scenery as we travel through this undiscovered area of Scotland. Then, we stop for lunch in Castle Douglas before travelling back to the Cairndale and our celebrations for Hogmanay all taking 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. Single Room Supplement £80
Please book early for these tours, they always sell fast
New Year at Gilsland Spa ~ 30th December
4 Days/3 Nights Half Board plus 2 extra lunches £399 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 - 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 all checked in for 3pm. Tea Dance.
Price includes: 4days/3 nights Half Board plus extra lunches, entertainment package, door to door pick ups, luxury coach travel, en-suite rooms with tea makers telephone & TV, there is a lift. Deposit: £40 per person.
Day 2 : A hearty breakfast. Subject to numbers and the hotel programme, we may have a short excursion. We will be returning for lunch, the day has 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. Day 3: Happy New Year if we missed you last night. Breakfast, time to relax a little before lunch, then you have 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. Single Room Supplement £20
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5 Days ONLY £399 Paris ‘Cruise’ 30th March 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £399 22nd November 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board (Including some Christmas Markets) £399 Enjoy this short break with a difference - 3 nights on board a prestigious floating hotel moored in central Paris. This is a wonderful experience to discover the renowned sights and mythical attractions of France’s delightful capital city. Paris is a true crossroads of culture and art, bursting with monuments and museums. This excellent short break is on a Full Board basis and inlcudes guided excursions and Paris by night cruise. In previous years these tours have sold very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.
Day 1: We travel via the main roads and motorways to Ashford for overnight half board accommodation at the Holiday Inn Hotel.
HHHH The Ms Seine Princess
Day 2: Short transfer to the Port of Dover for the short crossing to Calais. We continue our journey to Paris arriving afternoon to board our ‘floating hotel’ at the mooring point in the capital. Dinner on board this evening is followed by a cabaret show. Day 3: After breakfast on board, this morning is devoted to a panoramic guided visit of Paris by coach. Your coach will take you past many famous places including the Louvre, the Pyramide, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, Concorde, the Champs Elysêes, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides and the Trocadero. We return to the ship for lunch and the rest of the day is free for you to explore at leisure. Evening cruise towards Le Pecq. Night stop. Day 4: Early morning departure towards Paris. We will sail through the Suresnes lock and pass the famous Defense neighbourhood during breakfast arriving approx. 8.00am when we depart for the guided visit of Old Montmartre by coach. We return to our cruise ship for lunch followed by a free afternoon. As our mooring point is just a few minutes on foot from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero Gardens it is easy to explore Paris at your leisure. Tonight we have a gala dinner on board and the Paris by night cruise travelling through the city, which is beautifully illuminated. Day 5: Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00am. We travel to Calais for the short crossing to Dover. Arrive home mid-evening.
The 4 star Ms Seine Princess is berthed in the heart of Paris just 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. All the cabins have LOWER BERTHS, picture window and are equipped with shower, washbasin and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio and safe. There is a lounge bar with dance floor, bar, sundeck, library and lift shop. There is no lift and no cabins equipped for the disabled.
HHH The Holiday Inn The 3 star Holiday Inn has been recently re-furbished and is conveniently located for Dover Port. All the modern en suite rooms have colour TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea making facilities. There is a lift. PRICE INCLUDES: 3 nights on board MS Seine Princess in 2-berth cabin with breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast in hotel as stated. Return ferry travel. Luxury coach travel. Services of experienced tour driver. Panoramic Paris guided tour, Montmarte guided visit. Gala dinner and Paris by night cruise. The November tour stops at The Bridgewood Manor Hotel. DEPOSIT - £50.00 per person. EXTRAS: Single supplement £125.00. Upper Deck Cabin £45. PASSPORT REQUIRED Currency for this tour is the Euro.
6 Days ONLY £375
Dutch Bulbfields 4th April 6 Days/5 Nights Half Board £375 On our annual visit to the bulbfields, we can never guarantee that the fields will be full of flowers but we have always been lucky and can be sure that Keukenhof gardens will be top quality as usual.
ITINERARY Day 1: We start our tour by motoring to York where we will have an extended stay for sightseeing and lunch. We depart about 4pm and head to the port of Hull to board our overnight ferry to Rotterdam. We don’t include meals on board. There is so much to do on board from the showbar to the gaming tables. Day 2: We arrive in Rotterdam at 8.30am. We travel through the huge port and north to Keukenhof gardens (admission is included in the tour price). Keukenhof was founded in 1949 by the mayor of Lisse. Departing at 4.30pm we head to our hotel at Dordrecht. Tonights dinner will be a fixed meal. Day 3: Breakfast. Today we travel north with views of the many canals and waterways calling at a family cheese farm. We spend time here and are shown how the family makes cheese. Afterwards we travel on to Volendam, a traditional town full of characte. You can admire the attractive little house and explore the pretty shops. We depart about 4pm for our journey back to the hotel. Day 4 : We have a drive through some of the pretty flower fields today and may see some harvesting of flowers. We will try to stop a bulb seller and find a bargain before we arrive in the sea side town of Noordwijk. Time to take a stroll along the beach and find some lunch. We arrive back at Dordrecht about 5pm. Day 5: Our day starts with a visit to Delft, a pretty small town built around the canal system and the home of the famous pottery. In the afternoon we visit Scheveningen, the Hague’s pretty sea front town. From here on to the port of Rotterdam for our overnight sailing to Hull. Day 6: The ship arrives in port around 8am. After we unload we start our journey home calling in Harrogate for a two hour stay.
YOUR HOTEL HHH POSTILLION HOTEL DORDRECHT Price Includes: 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at The Postillion Hotel, 2 overnight crossings with North Sea Ferries in inside low birth cabins, entrance to Keukenhof Gardens, all excursions and services of our experienced driver courier, luxury coach travel throughout. Deposit Required: £80 per person Extras: Single rRoom £70 including single cabin on ship.
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Jersey by Air 5th May 8 Days/7 Nights Half Board £589 3rd August 8 Days/7 Nights Half Board £639* (*includes ticket to The Battle of the Flowers) 7th October 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board £439 Jersey possesses a fascinating and complex history stretching back over a thousand years. It's very landscape - Norman style farmhouses, narrow winding lanes, small fields and French street names reflects its entwinement 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. It has been an island for approximately 8000 years and at its extremes it measures 10 miles east to west and six miles north to south. IMPORTANT INFORMATION For the Jersey Air Tours, Memory Lane Travel act as retail agents for Modern Holidays A.T.O.L. 752. Please read the Obligatory Requirements below, this is very important, our office will help if you don’t understand. As of 31.3.09 the reciprocal health agreement between Channel Islands & UK ended. Therefore each passenger must make sure they have their own valid Travel Insurance. Please be aware that for security purposes when travelling to Jersey you are now required to carry some form of photographic identification (e.g. Driving Licence with photo).
YOUR HOTEL HHH THE MAYFAIR HOTEL The 3H Mayfair Hotel with its light open foyer is the perfect place to stay and exudes a warmth and a friendliness that we are proud to have cultivated over many years. The hotel is located just five minutes stroll from St Helier’s shopping district and just minutes away from the beautiful gardens of Howard Davis Park. Bedrooms are all ensuite. If you would like to take a splash in the pool or have a workout, the heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi and extensive gym, with fitness instructors, should meet all your needs. Afterwards, enjoy a drink on our sun terrace which is the perfect spot to sit and relax! On arrival at Jersey you will be met by the hotel's coach and staff to transfer you to the hotel. During your stay the hotel will offer a choice of day excursions to all the popular venues on the island at reasonable prices. Then on the day of your departure the coach will return you to the airport, and Memory Lane will be waiting for you at Liverpool. Deposit payments are different for Fly holidays so please check carefully with our staff. Extras: Single Room Supplement : NIL.
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Continental 7 Days ONLY £395
Ostend at Anchor 19th May 7 Days/6 Nights Half Board £395 These days this lively Belgian North Sea resort and port boasts beautiful sandy beaches, an attractive esplanade and much, much more. Ostend provides everything from a leisurely stroll along a sunny esplanade to the opportunity to browse department stores and small boutiques if the weather is less kindly. But it is also ideally situated for visits to famous first world war sites and that broodingly romantic Venice of the north, Bruges.
ITINERARY Day 1 : We make an early start for the easy journey to Folkestone with two stops en route. We then take an early afternoon shuttle to Calais. The journey through the tunnel takes just 35 minutes, we then make the short journey to Ostend by autoroute arriving at our hotel in time for dinner. Evening is at leisure. Day 2: After breakfast we depart for the Medieval City of Bruges, often called ‘The Venice of the North’ and famous for its lace & chocolate. We allow 3 hours here to explore, the best way being by horse and carriage from the main square, or try the boat which takes about 40 minutes. Both excursions take in most of the famous sights. We depart at 1pm and take you to the delightful Dutch Village of Sluis where you are at leisure till 4.30pm. There is plenty to see and do at this lovely attraction, you can visit the famous DeBrak Corn Mill or hunt for a bargain in the many attractive shops. Don’t forget to try the famous waffles and pancakes. We return to the Royal Astor in time to freshen up before dinner. Day 3 : A Full day to Antwerp, we make any early start at 8.45 am to allow plenty of time to explore this historic city, its magnificent Cathedral, well preserved old town and thriving new city shopping. It is also the diamond centre of Europe with more diamonds cut and polished here than Amsterdam. We leave at 3.30 pm and use the fast E17 motorway back to Ostend giving you time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 4 : We depart at 10am and take you to the small market town of Verne where there will be time to explore. We depart here early afternoon and head to Dunkirk where you can visit Beaches Memorial, here we will have a packed lunch with wine. Departing about 3pm we head towards Ypres (leper) for the ‘Last Post’ ceremony. We will stop along the way to view some reconstructed sites. We arrive about 4.30pm allowing time to find your evening meals, we can recommend places for you. We gather at the Menin Gate about 7.45pm where the Last Post takes place each evening at 8pm and still draws large numbers. After the ceremony we return to Ostend. Day 5 : Day at leisure in Ostend. There is the famous market till lunch with many bargains for the early shopper. Ostend is known as the Queen of Belgium and the resort is often visited by the Belgian Royal Family. The main shopping streets have something for everyone, there is even a famous fish market with the Flemish speciality of hot whelks! We recommend a visit to the Cathedral of Petrus-Paulus to see its wonderful stained glass windows. Today the ships start arriving and the harbour becomes the centre attraction until late evening. Day 6 : Today is Ostend At Anchor Day with all things nautical. Shrimping Smacks from England, Steam Tug Boats, Tall Ships from Russia, a great day of leisure and plenty to keep you interested all day in and around the harbour. Day 7 : We leave Ostend today making a start at 7.30 am. We travel back to Calais for the shuttle to Folkestone and our onward journey to the North West.
YOUR HOTEL - HH ROYAL ASTOR HOTEL Our hotel, with its comfortable rooms, is situated right in the centre of Ostend, just a few steps away from the lovely beach and close to the prestigious casino. Take a dip in the sea (depending on the season), enjoy the high living and refined gastronomy of the town, sample the sports and recreational facilities, see the sights, visit the museums, shop until you drop! The choice is yours, the hotel’s just where you need it to be and Ostend is all you could ask of a north European resort. All rooms are en suite with TV, telephone but NO tea makers There is a lift and Indoor swimming pool. PRICE INCLUDES: 6 nights half board accommodation in the 2 star Royal Astor Hotel, luxury coach travel services of experienced tour driver, excursions, picnic lunch, Channel tunnel crossing, door to door pick-ups. Extras: Single room supplment £90. PASSPORT REQUIRED.
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Austrian Tyrol 22nd May 10 Days/9 Nights ALL INCLUSIVE £799 10 Days FROM £908
Kirchberg in Tyrol is set in the heart of the Tyrol just 5 mintues from fashionable Kitzbuhel and is an excellent tourinG base for visiting many of the Tyrol's famous places.
The Norwegian Experience Cruise on the 4* Boudicca from Liverpool
14th May 10 Days/9 Nights on board Memory Lane prices start from £908 Guide Price Range: from £1019 to £1325 cruise only per person in lowest grade twin cabin. We have joined forces with Fred Olsen this year to offer you cruises to Norway without the long trail to and from Southampton. The departure includes our famous door to door service included in our prices.
CRUISE ITINERARY Day Date
14 May Liverpool UK, England Embark
15 May At Sea 2 days
17 May Bergen
18 May At Sea
19 May Eidfjord
Highlights City, Cathedral, Beatles
Bryggen Hanseatic Houses, Stave Church, Edvard Grieg Home
Vossingfoss Falls, Mabodal Valley
20 May Stavanger Norway
Gamle old town, Cathedral, Oil Museum, Iron Age Farm
21 May At Sea
22 May Kirkwall
23 May Liverpool UK, England Disembark
Orkney Islands, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae Neolithic settlement City, Cathedral, Beatles
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Day 1: We journey to Hull for overnight cruise ferry to the Continent. Low berth cabins are included but NO meals making suitable stops along the way. Day 2: We arrive about 8.30am and set off through the low countries into Germany and our overnight hotel for dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 3: Our route today takes us through southern Germany and into Austria where we hope to stop at Oberammergau for lunch. Then we travel via Innsbruck and follow the River Inn to Worgl before leaving the motorway, just 15 miles to Kirchberg and our hotel. Day 4 : Today we travel the world's famous Alpine Road, The Grossglockner. We climb through outstanding scenery to the summit where we have plenty of time to explore, after our descent we return to the Zental. Day 5: We travel into the Ziller valley today. After leaving the Autoroute we travel through the pretty valley to visit the attractive town of Mayrhofen where there should be chance to ride the steam train for those interested - not included in tour. We allow time to explore, departing mid afternoon when we return via the Gerlos Pass with superb views of The Krimml falls. Day 6: At leisure in Kirchberg. Stroll the village, walk by the small lake or get the train to Kitzbuhel. Day 7: We start today with a visit to Rattenberg. Time to explore this interesting 'City' before we travel on to Jenbach and board the cog railway up the mountain to Achensee. The rail fare is included - this is a superb ride on the 120 year old railway and not to be missed. Day 8: We return to our hotel in Germany taking in some interesting stops along the way. Day 9: After breakfast we head on to our overnight cruise ferry and return to Hull, (meals not included). Day 10: Back in UK we head home via Skipton.
YOUR HOTEL - THE ZENTRAL HOTEL The Zentral Hotel offer us all ensuite rooms - most with balcony and full facilities, a superb buffet breakfast where guests can make a daily packed lunch, 4 course evening meals including one night with a Gala Dinner or a barbecue subject to weather. Beer, wine and soft drinks available daily from 12 noon till 20.30, coffee and cakes each afternoon, and an eveing with live music. Price Includes: 2 nights on North Sea Cruise Ferry - no meals included, 2 overnights in Germany with dinner, bed & breakfast, 5 nights at Zentral Hotel with package as above. Luxury coach travel and all excursions as detailed, services of our experienced driver guide, door to door pick ups. The hotel has a lift. Single Room Supplement : £120
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10 Days ONLY £695
Lake Garda ~ Venice 28th September 10 Days/9 Nights Half Board £695 Our Main Hotel, The Park Hotel Casimiro Village is a 4 star hotel in tranquil and picturesque location surrounded by beautiful scenery, and over looking the lake and the sheltered Gulf of Salo. It’s a modern hotel with spacious public areas wonderful lakeside gardens, terrace and swimming pool that leads down to the beach, but there is a small charge made for sun loungers an towels, there is also a spa and indoor pool and sauna, as with most Italian hotels the bedrooms are comfortable but simply furnished with private facilities TV phone and Air-conditioned, there is a lift at the hotel but there are odd steps
ITINERARY Day 1: We travel to Hull with suitable stops along the way. We join our cruise ship for our overnight crossing to Zeebrugge, our package doe NOT include meals on board but these can be purchased for about £49 for dinner and breakfast. We do include an inside cabin with 2 low berths. There is entertainment on board till the small hours. Day 2: We arrive in Zeebrugge about 8.30am and leave the ship and travel through Belgium and Germany and on to our over night hotel. Day 3: We travel on through the Swiss lakes to our Hotel on the southern part of Lake Garda. Day 4: Today we have a local excursion starting with a coastal drive to Sirmione, a stunning walled village at the end of the narrow peninsular pointing north. Sirmione is one of Lake Garda's beauty spots. Day 5: One of the highlights of the tour - a full day to Venice including transfers and tolls but not including any canal sails. Day 6: A full day at leisure at our hotel with stunning lake views, or if you wish we will arrange an optional trip to the Isle of Garda a beautiful privately owned island just a short boat ride from our hotel. There are beautiful gardens here and a guided tour with wine tasting, snacks, juice, water & olive oil (Not Popeye's Lady). The cost depends on numbers, if 15 go I should be able to negotiate you all a good deal at about £20. It really is a super place and often missed when staying at the north of the Lake. Day 7: A full day to Verona. Well known as the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet, historic Verona is a tangle of its stories past and modern. One of the most powerful cities during the early rule of the Roman Empire, the old city of Verona is one of the bestpreserved sections in the country. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, thanks to its artistic heritage. The ancient amphitheatre was built by the Romans. Visiting coaches are not allowed to tour the city so one of the best ways to see as much as you can in half a day is to take the 2 hr guided open top bus tour. Day 8: Sadly we leave our hosts at The Park Hotel and head back to the Germany for our overnight hotel with suitable stops along the way. Day 9: From Stuttgart area we head north crossing through Holland to Rotterdam and our cruise ferry to Hull. Day 10: Arriving at hull at 8.30 we leave the Ship and head home with a short stop in Skipton.
YOUR HOTEL - THE PARK HOTEL The Park Hotel offers us porterage a welcome drink, hot & cold buffet breakfast, 3 course buffet evening meals with choice and salad buffet. During dinner there is unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Also at ‘tea time’ normally 5-6pm there will be tea, coffee & cakes, happy hour each day and some nights there is light entertainment - normally a piano player. Price Includes: 2 nights nn board North Sea Cruise Ferry with inside LOW berth beds, 2 nights dinner B &B at the 3 star Mercure Hotel in Sindelfingen,5 nights special package arrangement at The Park Hotel Casimiro, all coach travel and excursions as listed but no admissions plus the services of our experienced driver guide, door to door service. Single room supplement: £135 per person. Deposit Required: £80.
5 Days ONLY £479
The Rhine Ablaze 17th October 6 Days/5 Nights including meals on NS ferries £479
We have tours still awaiting confirmation. They are: France, The Loire Valley & The Accroche-Coeurs Festival
Boppard in the The Rhine Valley has always been one of the biggest tourist towns of this region, no more so than now during the Winefest. It is at this time of the year that the new seasons wines are introduced to everyone and with many celebrations along The Rhine, we think, that this one is the best if not outstanding tours, so come and join us to stay at Boppards excellent hotel.
ITINERARY Day 1 : After our door step pickups we head off to The City of York for an extended lunch break. We depart here around 4.00pm and motor to Hull where we join our overnight cruise ferry to Rotterdam. We have also included dinner and breakfast on both crossings. Entertainment on board starts around 8pm and finishes in the early hours. Day 2: We arrive in Rotterdam and disembark around 8.45am and travel via the autobahns to Boppard with suitable stops along the way. We check in at The Belle Vue and the rest of the day is at leisure. Day 3: Today is Winefest. We spend the early part of the day relaxing in Boppard. There are many cafe's where you can buy lunch. We are scheduled to join our cruise boat at 5.30pm. The excursion normally lasts about 5 to 6 hours during which we will have a single course Rustic Dinner on board. The ship has full facilities and a bar on board where you can purchase extra food, teas and beer. The ship cruises through the centre of the celebrations giving excellent views. We return to Boppard late evening and the ship docks very close to the Belle Vue Hotel. There is no dinner in the hotel tonight.
September 5th At festival time in the streets of Wigan's Twin Town turn into a stage. There is some much going on it will keep you going for two full days, but it’s a great pity to travel to the beautiful part of France and not take in the countryside around Angers so we have extended the tour by a couple of days to take The Loire Valley and maybe one of its fine Châteaux. We hope to complete very shortly.
Day 4: We spend our day exploring some of the Rhine Valley. We start at The Loreley to view the rock where myth tells you about the fair maiden who lured sailors to their death on the rock below. From here we travel through the attractive valleys to view Nederwald Memorial before heading down to Rudesheim, a pretty town on the River Rhein that is famous for its narrow streets filled with shops and often has bands playing. Our stay normally last a couple of hours then wee return to Boppard along the river bank viewing many of the castles along the way. Day 5 : Sadly we say goodbye to Boppard and start our journey to Rotterdam. Depending upon traffic we will be stopping off the autobahn for lunch and sightseeing. We then travel on to Europort for our overnight crossing to Hull. Again this includes dinner and breakfast and cabins with side by side beds. Day 6: Leaving the ship at around 9am we have a pleasant drive home arriving in our area mid afternoon.
Valkenburg Christmas Markets
YOUR HOTEL HHHH BEST WESTERN BELLE RHEINHOTEL The 4 star Best Western Belle Vue Rheinhotel, at its superb location on the river bank and very close to the heart of Boppard. The is famous for its excellent restaurant and food, the facilities are what one would expect from a 4 star Best Western hotel and include indoor pool etc. Deposit Required: £80 per person Single room supplement: £100 inc cabin on ship.
At this time of the year this attractive town turns into a huge store with its markets and those of the neighbouring towns. A truly great 5 days. As soon we know you will know. But if you are interested in either tour put your name down with the girls in the office.
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Continental - HOLIDAYS BY AIR
7 Nights ONLY £915
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30th September 7 Nights Half Board £915
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Situated in the mid-atlantic, the island of Madeira is lapped by the waters of the Gulf Stream, with warm comfortable summers and mild winters encouraging lush foliage. The volcanic terrain is spectacular with deep ravines and towering cliffs providing stunning scenery right across the island. Madeira is known as the “Island of flowers”, with exotic plants thriving throughout the year, ensuring that the botanical gardens are renowned. Our tour includes visit to gardens, viewpoints, scenic drives and the lovely capital city of Funchal.
Basking in the sunshine of the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus boasts a history going back more than 10,000 years. Golden beaches, picturesque villages, olive groves in stunning mountain scenery and the numerous historical sites will captivate any visitor to this beautiful island. Based in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Paphos, our 4* hotel provides an excellent location from which to explore. Optional highlights include Nicosia’s medieval town centre, the pine forested Troodos Mountains, the Baths of Aphrodite, Crusader castles, ancient Greek Amphitheatres at Limassol, the Temple of Adonis and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.
Return flights between London Gatwick to Funchal, Madeira with Easyjet or Manchester to Funchal, Madeira with Jet2 l Return transfers from Funchal airport to Hotel Alto Lido l 7 nights half board accommodation in sea view rooms l Half day guided tour of Funchal and the Botanical Gardens l Half day guided tour of Eira Serrado and Monte.
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Travel Insurance Additional entrance fees to places of interest.
YOUR HOTEL HHHH HOTEL ALTO LIDO, FUNCHAL The 4 star hotel Alto Lido is ideally located just 2 kilometres from the city centre and is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. It has 311 rooms with full or partial views over the Atlantic Ocean. Alto Lido offers 2 outdoor swimming pools and a heated indoor pool. The hotel also offers a shuttle bus to the centre of Funchal. Deposit Required: £245 per person Extras: Single room supplement £134 Final balance is due not later than 9th July 2013.
10th November 7 Nights £1070
Included: l Return flights between London Gatwick to Paphos, Cyprus with Easyjet l Return transfers from Paphos airport to Cyprotel, Laura Beach with English speaking guide assistance l 7 nights half board accommodation in sea view rooms Excluded: Travel Insurance l Additional entrance fees to places of interest l Refreshments and lunches. l
YOUR HOTEL - HHHH CYPROTEL LAURA BEACH HOTEL The 4* hotel Laura Beach Hotel is located on the sea front at Paphos, just a few kilometres from the town centre. All rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, radio and balcony or terrace. A refrigerator and safety deposit box are available for a small extra charge. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, health club and two tennis courts along with evening entertainment. Deposit Required: £255 per person Extras: Single room supplement £128 Final balance is due not later than 20th July 2013.
This escorted tour visits West, South and Southeast Iceland during the early or late winter in order to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. Cruise on the Breiðafjörður fjord. Visit the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Information Centre, The Skogar Folk museum the famous Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner and taste geothermally cooked bread and eggs by hot springs. The tour includes six evenings of presentations, lectures and guided tours at spots likely to offer a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. Included: l Return flights between Gatwick or Manchester and Reykjavik with Iceland Express or Iceland Air l 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in 3 star hotels and country guesthouses l 7 x breakfast, 1 x lunch, 1 x farewell dinner l Fully escorted 6 day coach tour with English speaking guide l Fjord cruise on Breiðafjörður fjord including lunch l Visit to a traditional shark curing farm l Hot spring tasting with geothermally cooked eggs and bread l Visit to Icelandic horse stables and geothermal greenhouse l Visit with multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Centre l Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum and Turf Houses l Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon l Traditional Icelandic dinner at Northern Lights Inn l Northern Lights Academy programme with 6 evening of lectures, presentations, guided searches and midnight refreshments l See highlights of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. Excluded: Travel Insurance l Additional entrance fees to places of interest l Refreshments and lunches. l
Fosshotel Lind Reykjavik 2 nights Fosshotel Reykholt 2 nights l Hotel Hekla 1 night l Fosshotel Skaftafell 2 nights. Deposit Required: £290 per person Extras: Single room supplement £105 Final balance is due not later than 18th August 2013. l
We/Memory Lane Coaches are offering this tour as an agent of Norman Allen Group Travel (ATOL 3683). Their booking conditions apply, and will be supplied at the time of booking.
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 6 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
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 hdiday, 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 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 unconditionnal right to refuse a booking or terminate a client’s ho iday 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 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. 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, airrcraft 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: More than 42 days 29 - 42 days 15 - 28 days 8 - 14 days 0 - 7 days
Nil £5.00 £10.00 £15.00 £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.
Holiday Travel Insurance A special Holiday Travel Insurance Scheme is available for all passengers travelling on our holidays, which is arranged with ETI - International Travel Protection (the UK branch of Europaische Reiseverscherung AG) who are licenced by the Bundesanstalt fur Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BAFIN - www.bafin.de) and approved by the Financial Services Authority (FSA - www.fsa.gov.uk) to undertake insurance business in the UK. Should you wish to take advantage of our Holiday Travel Insurance please include and pay for the appropriate premium when booking your holiday.
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 SPECIALTY ASSISTANCE LTD - a 24 hour emergency service. The following is a brief summary of the cover available. Full details of Cover, Policy Warranties 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.
3 days £16.00 4 days £20.00 5 days £25.00 6 days £26.00 7 days £28.00 8 days £29.00 9 days £31.00 10 days 11 days 12 days 12 month policy for holidays with MLC only
POLICY EXCESS Loss of Deposit excess £15.00 each and every loss. Excess £50.00 each and every loss for Cancellation, Curtailment and Holiday Abandonment. Excess £50 Medical and Other Expenses, Additional Travelling Expenses - United Kingdom, Personal Property and Money excess each and every incident per Insured Person. IMPORTANT - HEALTH CONDITIONS APPLYING TO ALL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS If you are travelling in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and can answer NO to questions 1 - 3 and YES to 4 immediately below, it will not be necessary for you to complete a Self Declaring Medical Form. The Standard Policy Terms, Conditions and Exclusions shall apply. It is a condition that at the time of taking out this policy and between that time and your departure you must comply with each of the following: 1) You are not aware of any reason why the trip should be cancelled or cut short 2) 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) You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for an illness or injury as a hospital day case or in-patient, as any claim arising from this injury or treatment will not be covered. 4) If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled. In addition if you are travelling outside England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the following additional conditions will apply: You must notify the Issuer of this policy immediately of any of the conditions listed below arising between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure of the trip. We must be informed of any fact, which is likely to inﬂuence us in the acceptance, assessment or continuance of this insurance. Failure to do so may invalidate this insurance, leaving you with no right to make a claim. 1) If you have received medical treatment as a hospital day case, in-patient or out-patient during the six months prior to the booking of the trip, you must obtain from a medical practitioner at your cost confirmation that you will be fit enough to take the trip 2) If you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the date the final balance of the trip is due to be paid, a certificate of fitness confirming your ability to travel must be obtained by you at your cost. The Policy contains the following General Exclusions: YOU ARE NOT COVERED for anything caused directly or indirectly by you suffering from stress, anxiety or depression unless it has been investigated and diagnosed as such by a Consultant specialising in the relevant field, who must confirm in writing at your cost that you are fit enough to take this trip.
DEMANDS AND NEEDS This insurance policy will suit the demands and needs of an individual or group (where applicable), who have no excluded pre-existing medical conditions, are travelling in countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against unforeseen events detailed in the cover section below, subject to the terms, conditions and maximum specified claim limits.
TRAVEL INSURANCE RATES PERIOD UK INC SCILLY ISLES
COVER SUMS INSURED UP TO Cancellation £3,500 Missed Departure / Travel Delay £600 / £60 Personal Accident £15,000 Medical and other Expenses including Curtailment £2,000,000 Additional Travelling Expenses - United Kingdom £1,500 Medical Inconvenience Benefit £450 (£15 per 24 hours) Personal Property / Loss of Passport £1,500 / £200 Personal Liability £2,000,000 Delayed Baggage £100 Legal Expenses £10,000 14 day refund Insurance Premium
Please note our Holiday Travel Insurance Scheme is only available to United Kingdom Residents. Memory Lane Coaches are an Appointed Representative of ITC Compliance limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. COOLING OFF PERIOD You should read your policy immediately to ensure it meets with your requirements. If for any reason it does not it must be returned to the issuer of the policy within 14 days of the date of issue or prior to travel whichever is the sooner. Your money will be refunded in full, provided no claims have been made or incident likely to give rise to a claim has arisen. If you cancel your policy after 14 days no refund will be given. PREMIUM PER PASSENGER Premiums shown or inclusive of Insurance Premium Tax at the appropriate rate. As cover under the cancellation section commences immediately the holiday booking has been accepted, no refund in premium can be allowed (other than the 14 day refund as described in the cooling off period above). These rates apply from 01.01.13.
EUROPE INC IRELAND & IOM N/A £32.00 £34.00 £38.00 £41.00 £43.00 £44.00 £45.00 £47.00 £48.00
EXCESS WAIVER £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 UK Only £89.00 UK & EU £89.00
Important: Any passengers not taking our insurance must fill in the declaration to say they have adequate insurance cover Send our disclaimer form & our advice leaﬂet from Chapman Stevens.
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Published on Nov 23, 2012