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Giles Tours 2011 Providing the Complete Holiday Package

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Contents Welcome Note General Info Insurance Day Tours

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Enniskillen Inverness Londonderry Ballybofey Southport The Cotswolds The North Coast The Lake District Oban Llandudno & North Wales Torquay Blackpool Weymouth Ballina Somerset Scarborough Kingdom of Kerry & Tralee Edinburgh’s Military Tattoo Harrogate & York Blackpool Illuminations Inverness Blackpool Classic Car Show, NEC Birmingham Ballybofey Harrogate Loch Lomond Glasgow

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Timetables

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Hello from Neil & Patricia 2011 sees us celebrating 20 years as Giles Tours. We would like to thank our many regular clients for their loyalty over the years, and also extend a very warm welcome to anyone thinking of travelling with us for the first time. Inside our Brochure you’ll find a variety of holidays to suit a range of tastes. Alongside the ever-popular old favourites, we’ve planned some new and exciting destinations, plus a few “local gems”. Due to the increase in demand & popularity we’ve also increased our schedule of day tours. So whatever your preference, whatever your budget, we think we’ve got something for you. We know everyone is feeling the pinch these days, so we have strived to keep our prices to a minimum and in many cases have managed to hold last year’s prices. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, courteous and professional service from the moment you make your first enquiry. We pride ourselves on offering the personal touch, as only a family business can. If you have any special requirements it is essential that you discuss them with us. We believe your holiday starts the moment you board the coach. Once your luggage is packed in at your pick up point, sit back and relax in the knowledge that you won’t see it again until you arrive at your hotel. Our coaches take you all the way to your destination, driving on & off the ferry with you on board – no luggage to carry – hassle free, and your seats are reserved for the duration of your holiday. Journeys are carefully planned with your individual needs in mind so ample comfort stops are made en-route. Our friendly and courteous drivers are totally committed to ensuring that you enjoy your holiday and are always on hand to resolve any queries or difficulties you may have. You can look forward to comfortable accommodation, hearty breakfasts and menus which hopefully satisfy even the healthiest of holiday appetites. All our tours include a selection of day trips to places of interest and in some cases we have included the attraction entrance fees. If you would like more information on any of the tours, just phone or email us and we will be happy to forward on the details. We look forward to the year ahead, to seeing all those familiar faces that we’ve come to know over the years, and to meeting up with some new ones. We can promise a warm welcome from the moment you board, right up until it’s time to bid those fond farewells. Neil & Patricia Giles.

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Copies of our Fair Trading Agreement, Hotel Brochures and detailed Itineraries are available on request. (Itineraries are subject to change without notice.) All details are correct at time of going to print. However, all tours are planned in advance so there may be times when information supplied is no longer accurate. Giles Tours comply with package tour regulations for the protection of customer repayments. All such monies will be deposited in a secure “Trustee Account” controlled by independent trustees who are professional people accepting the obligation for controlling this account in the interests of our customers.


General Information SEAT ALLOCATION Seats may be reserved and will be held for 5 working days only, pending receipt of deposit. If a deposit is not received within 5 working days the seats will be released. DEPOSITS / PAYMENTS Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. A deposit of £35.00 per person is required to secure your booking. Payments may be made in cash or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Giles Tours. We do not accept card payments to date. Full payment must be received 30 days prior to the departure date otherwise the booking will be treated as cancelled and the seats released. SINGLE ROOMS Single Rooms are limited and may involve supplements which are set by the hotels. Additional single rooms can only be purchased at the terms set by the hotel. PICK UP POINTS Please choose the most convenient pick up point from those listed on the itinerary. These may differ depending on the tour destination. We are unable to veer away from the indicated pick-up points due to the tight time schedule. LUGGAGE The amount of luggage is limited to one medium sized suitcase per person. Weight restrictions will be applied – you must be able to lift it yourself. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Our prices only include entrance fees to tourist attractions where stated

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General Information (Cont’d) HOLIDAY INSURANCE Holiday Insurance is NOT included in the price of any of our tours. CANCELLATION SCALE For Cancellation instructions received in writing more than: 29 days prior to departure ............. Loss of Deposit Only 28 – 15 days ......................................... Loss of 45% of the total holiday cost. 14 – 8 days ............................................ Loss of 60% of the total holiday cost. 7 – 0 days .............................................. Loss of 100% of the total holiday cost. For further information in purchasing insurance please see Page 4.

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Insurance Never Travel Without it! INSURANCE Holiday / Travel Insurance is NOT included in the price of any of our tours. We STRONGLY ADVISE that you take out adequate travel / holiday insurance to cover all aspects of your holiday. Under new FSA regulations we now act as an Introducer Appointed Representative for Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. If you require travel insurance you can contact: GILES INSURANCE BROKERS LTD. 15 The Courtyard Woodlands Lane BRISTOL, BS32 4NQ Web: www.gilesinsurance.co.uk For a quote call 0845 1309 192 (quote ref: ‘Giles Tours’) INSURANCE PAYMENTS These are made directly to them either by card or cheque IF A TOUR IS CANCELLED Giles Insurance Brokers have agreed to allow a refund of insurance premium, minus a small administration fee, for any tour that is cancelled due to LACK OF NUMBERS. Written confirmation of this will be required from the tour provider For full details please contact Giles Insurance Brokers direct. If you are required to make a cancellation, you should contact both: 1. Giles Tours – Tour Provider to cancel your reservation 2. Your insurance provider – to make a claim Cancellation Charges Apply (see page 3 for scale of cancellation fees applied)

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Day Tours Sun 3rd April

Mothers Day Tour Inc: Morning Tea & Carvery Meal

£35

Fri 22nd April

North West Passage & Omagh Inc: Evening Meal

£29

Mon 2nd May

The North Coast Inc: Evening Meal

£29

Mon 2nd May

Doagh Famine Village, Donegal Inc: Admission & Evening Meal

£35

Mon 30th May

Enniskillen & the Lakes ** Inc: Evening Meal

£27

Mon 30th May

Boyne Valley ** Inc: Evening Meal

£35

Mon 30th May

Ulster American Folk Park ** Inc: Admission & Evening Meal

£30

Wed 13th July

Enniskillen & the Lakes ** Inc: Evening Meal

£27

Mon 25th July

The North Coast Inc: Evening Meal

£29

Wed 27th July

Doagh Famine Village, Donegal Inc: Admission & Evening Meal

£35

Mon 29th Aug

Newcastle & The Mournes Inc: Evening Meal

£29

Sat 3rd Sept

Ulster American Folk Park ** Inc: Admission & Evening Meal

£30

Selected Dates June/July/August

Ayr Day Trips Coach & Ferry Transport Only

£20

Sat 3rd Dec

Dublin Day Trip ** Coach Travel Only

£16

Pick-up-Points: Ards ∞ Bangor ∞ Holywood ∞ Belfast ∞ **Sprucefield

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Enniskillen Shake off those Winter Blues Only ÂŁ135*

Price Held

3 Day Tour Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd February 2 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star Manor House Hotel, with full leisure facilities (Enniskillen) Including 1 Excursion *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ40

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Inverness Fab Feb All-Inclusive Only ÂŁ279

5 Day Tour, All Inclusive Monday 28th February - Friday 4th March 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Palace Hotel & Spa, with full leisure facilities (Inverness) Including A welcome reception from the hotel manager on arrival. Lunch included for each of the 3 days of your stay. A selection of Red & White house wine to accompany dinner each evening. Free Bar between 7-10pm every night (offering a selection of house beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks). Entertainment on 2 nights after dinner. Tea and Coffee at any time during the day. Afternoon tea and scones. Plus 2 Excursions over the duration of your stay. *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ40 7


Londonderry 20th Anniversary Special Only ÂŁ99*

3 Day Tour Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star City Hotel, with leisure facilities (Derry) *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ30

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Ballybofey Easter Break in Co. Donegal Only £209*

4 Day Tour Monday 25th - Thursday 28th April 3 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Kee’s Hotel, with leisure club (Stranorlar) Including Tea / coffee and scone on arrival Nightly entertainment 2 Excursions Last night Bailey’s & Guinness drinks reception *Single Room Supplement: £45

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Southport Enjoy a Stylish Easter Break Only £265*

5 Day Tour Monday 25th - Friday 29th April 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa (Southport) Including 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £40

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The Cotswolds The Beauty of Nature Only ÂŁ330*

6 Day Tour Sunday 1st - Friday 6th May 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star De Vere Daresbury Park Hotel, with leisure facilities (Daresbury) 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star Barcelo Hotel, with leisure facilities (Daventry) Including 3 Excursions High tea on return journey *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ102

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The North Coast A Local Gem Only £125*

Price Held

3 Day Tours Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th May or Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th October 2 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 2 Star Causeway Hotel, Bushmills Including Tea / coffee and scone on arrival Evening entertainment 1 Excursion *Single Room Supplement: £20

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The Lake District Natural Beauty Only £349*

Price Held

5 Day Tour Monday 23rd - Friday 27th May 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Skiddaw Hotel (Keswick) Including 2 Excursions *Limited single rooms without supplement Thereafter £60 Single Room Supplement will apply

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Oban Springtime in Scotland Only £295*

5 Day Tour Monday 13th - Friday 17th June 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Royal Hotel (Oban) Including 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £32

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Llandudno & North Wales Scenic Splendour Only £339*

5 Day Tours Monday 20th - Friday 24th June Monday 5th - Friday 9th September 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Dunoon Hotel (Llandudno) Including 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £28

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Torquay The English Riviera Only £495*

10 Day Tour Friday 8th - Sunday 17th July 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star De Vere Village Hotel, with leisure facilities (Walsall) 7 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Richmond Hotel, with indoor pool (Torquay) 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star Daresbury Park Hotel, with leisure facilities (Daresbury) Including 3 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £25

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Blackpool The Golden Mile Only ÂŁ360*

Price Held

8 Day Tour Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th July 7 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) at The Belvedere Hotel, all rooms private facilities (Albert Road) Including Evening Entertainment 3 Excursions *Limited single rooms without supplement

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Weymouth The English Riviera Only ÂŁ559*

10 Day Tour Thursday 14th - Saturday 23rd July 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star De Vere Village Hotel, with leisure facilities (Walsall) 7 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Prince Regent Hotel, Seafront location (Weymouth) 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star Daresbury Park Hotel, with leisure facilities (Daresbury) Including 3 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ30

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Ballina North Mayo, West of Ireland Only ÂŁ279*

Price Held

5 Day Tour Monday 25th - Friday 29th July 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Downhill House Hotel, with leisure facilities (Ballina) Including Evening Entertainment 3 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ60

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Somerset Sand Bay Holiday Village Only £325*

7 Day Tour Sunday 31st July - Saturday 6th August 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star De Vere Village Hotel, with leisure facilities (Walsall) 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) Sand Bay Holiday Village, set in a great location & packed with entertainment Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room & spa Ballroom with spacious dance floor Daytime and evening entertainment including live bands & cabaret shows Resident entertainment team Petanque and Boules Club bar / Lounge & Snooker room 1 Night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star Daresbury Park Hotel, with leisure facilities (Daresbury) *Single Room Supplement: £35 Option to upgrade to Ambassador Rooms for an extra £48 per room

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Scarborough Yorkshire Coast Only £375*

6 Day Tour Sunday 7th - Friday 12th August 5 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Royal Hotel, with leisure facilities (Scarborough) Including 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £20

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Kingdom of Kerry & Tralee Natural Beauty & Splendour Only £340* Price Held

6 Day Tour Monday 15th - Saturday 20th August 5 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Brandon Hotel, with leisure facilities (Tralee Town) Including 3 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £80

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Edinburgh’s Military Tattoo Military Magic Only £295*

4 Day Tour Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th August 3 Nights (Bed & Breakfast plus 2 Evening Meals) 4 Star Hilton Hotel, with leisure facilities (Strathclyde) Including Admission to Military Tattoo 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £45

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Harrogate & York Summer Special Only ÂŁ299*

5 Day Tour Monday 22nd - Friday 26th August 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Cairn Hotel (Harrogate) Including 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ32

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Blackpool Illuminations The Greatest Free Light Show on Earth Only ÂŁ249* Price Held

5 Day Tours Monday 5th - Friday 9th September Monday 12th - Friday 16th September 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) at The Belvedere Hotel, All rooms private facilities (Albert Road) Including Evening Tour of Lights 2 Excursions *Limited Single Rooms without Supplement

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Inverness Early Autumn in the Highlands Only £335*

5 Day Tour Monday 26th - Friday 30th September 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Palace Hotel & Spa, with full leisure facilities (Inverness) Including 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £60

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Blackpool Spooktacular Illumination Weekend Only ÂŁ185*

4 Day Tour Friday 28th - Monday 31st October 3 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) at The Belvedere Hotel, all rooms private facilities (Albert Road) Including Evening Tour of Lights 1 Excursion *Limited single rooms without supplement

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Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham Calling all Classic Enthusiasts Only ÂŁ170*

3 Day Tour Friday 11th - Sunday 13th November 2 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star De Vere Village Hotel, with leisure facilities (Walsall) Including One day admission to the show Transport to / from NEC on Saturday *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ20

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Ballybofey Tinsel ‘n’ Turkey Only £219*

5 Day Tour Monday 14th - Friday 18th November 4 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Kee’s Hotel, with leisure club (Stranorlar) Including Tea / coffee / mince pies on arrival Mulled wine & Christmas dinner Nightly Entertainment 2 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £40

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Harrogate & York Knitting & Stitching Exhibition & York Christmas Markets Only ÂŁ209*

4 Day Tour Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th November 3 Nights (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) 3 Star Cairn Hotel (Harrogate) Including Day Trip to York Christmas Markets *Single Room Supplement: ÂŁ30 (exhibition entry fee not included)

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Loch Lomond Tinsel & Turkey in Scotland Only £265*

5 Day Tour, All Inclusive Monday 28th November - Friday 2nd December 4 Nights (All Inclusive) 3 Star Winnock Hotel (Drymen) Including Full Seasonal Festivities Programme Glass of Wine with Dinner each Evening House Brand Drinks from the Bar (7.30pm - 10.30pm) Tea & Coffee Anytime 3 Packed Lunches 3 Excursions *Single Room Supplement: £48

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Glasgow Festive Shopping Weekend Only £139*

3 Day Tour Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th December 2 Nights (Bed & Breakfast) 4 Star Crown Plaza Hotel *Single Room Supplement: £40

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Timetables DEPARTURE POINTS For Outward Travel on 07:30 hrs Stena Superferry NEWTOWNARDS BANGOR HOLYWOOD BELFAST

Regent St. beside Bus Station Abbey Street @ front of Bus Station Redburn Square @ War Memorial Stenaline Terminal, Westbank Road

06:00 hrs 06:15 hrs 06.25 hrs 06:45 hrs

DEPARTURE POINTS For Outward Travel on 11:45 hrs Stena HSS NEWTOWNARDS BANGOR HOLYWOOD BELFAST

Regent St, near Bus Station Abbey Street, front of Bus Station Redburn Square, near War Memorial Stena Passenger Terminal, West Bank Rd

RETURN POINTS

For Return Travel on 14:30 hrs Stena HSS

BELFAST HOLYWOOD BANGOR NEWTOWNARDS

Stenaline Terminal, Westbank Road Redburn Square @ War Memorial Abbey Street @ front of Bus Station Regent St. beside Bus Station

RETURN POINTS

For Return Travel on 17:30 hrs Superferry

BELFAST HOLYWOOD BANGOR NEWTOWNARDS

Stenaline Terminal, Westbank Road Redburn Square @ War Memorial Abbey Street @ front of Bus Station Regent St. beside Bus Station

RETURN POINTS

For Return Travel on 20:00 hrs Stena HSS

BELFAST HOLYWOOD BANGOR NEWTOWNARDS

Stenaline Terminal, Westbank Road Redburn Square @ War Memorial Abbey Street @ front of Bus Station Regent St. beside Bus Station

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16:45 hrs 17:15 hrs 17:35 hrs 17:50 hrs

20:30 hrs 20:45 hrs 21:00 hrs 21:15 hrs

22:15 hrs 22:45 hrs 23:00 hrs 23:15 hrs

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29 / 51 / 53 / 57 seat Luxury Coaches Also available for hire All Seat Belted Air Conditioned DVD & CD Players P A Systems

COMPETITIVE RATES FOR ALL YOUR GROUP OUTINGS

Tel: 028 9181 1099 34


Giles Tours 63 Abbeydale Avenue Newtownards, BT23 8RT T 028 9181 1099 E enquiries@gilestours.co.uk W www.gilestours.co.uk Also Available for Private Hire

Office Hours Monday - Friday Saturday Outside Office Hours

9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 11.30am Answer Phone

No Sunday Calls Please Closed Bank & Public Holidays


Giles Tours 2011