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• Select luxury coach travel • Door to Door* • Unique Glenton Palmer extras

2014

Summer Collection

Coach Holidays from the North East

P l u s H o l idays by Air & O cea n C ruises

CALL 08000 24 24 24 | www.glentonpalmer.com *Holidays of four days or more. Conditions apply.


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t o t h e ex citing world of

Welcome Dear Friends A very warm welcome to our new look Summer Collection, packed full of exciting holiday ideas throughout Britain, Ireland and Europe. Last summer you told us how much you loved our Door to Door* tours aboard our premium Select vehicles. We listened to your feedback and that’s why this year’s brochure is packed full of tours boasting these popular features†. As you peruse our 2014 selection, you’ll see that

Select

Coach holidays with miles more style We’re pleased to offer a full brochure dedicated to our popular Select tours†. These are very special holidays where you travel to your resort and enjoy all your excursions in a state of the art luxury coach that provides guaranteed extra leg room, luxurious leather reclining seats, washroom facilities and many other extra comforts. The hotels on Select tours have been carefully chosen for their high standards, good locations, excellent facilities and their reputation for friendly, efficient service.

we’ve made some key changes to this year’s brochure. For example, we’ve worked hard to expand our range of quality hotels in all your favourite resorts. To help you choose we’ve introduced “at a glance” symbols to indicate the facilities on offer in each hotel (see page 3). So whether you fancy a relaxing coach tour, flying off to sunnier climes or treating yourself to a lavish ocean cruise, there’s sure to be something in this sensational line-up to have you reaching for your suitcase. We look forward to helping you make those holiday dreams come true.

ALL Select TOURS INCLUDE: • Luxury coach travel • Extra leg room • Reclining leather seats • Climate control • On board library • Premium Welcome Pack • Carefully selected quality hotels

Lisa Palmer

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travel • Executive coach welcome pack • Free onboard s n Palmer extra • Unique Glento

2014

Supersavers

Direct days Coach Holi from the North East

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As well as our premium Select tours, many of you also enjoy our very keenly priced Value holidays, a range of direct coach tours based at two or three star hotels with travel on standard executive coaches. New for 2014 we will be publishing a separate Supersavers quarterly newsletter rounding up these great bargain breaks. Call 08000 24 24 24 and make sure you’re on the mailing list. And keep your eyes peeled for our regular advertisements in your local press for our very latest holiday offers.

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with the exception of most Early Bird Breaks on pages 6 & 7, the River Cruises on pages 55-57 and the Party Cruise on page 64 where standard executive coach will be provided.

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It’s so easy to book 

We give you more.... 

Call

Call our friendly holiday advisors on 08000 24 24 24 Lines are open Mon-Fri 9am - 6:30pm, Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

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Visit www.glentonpalmer.com and book your holiday from our extensive collection online

Your Local Agent All our holidays can be booked with our approved travel agent partners. Call 08000 24 24 24 for details of your local agents.

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How to Pay

We accept payment by cheque or card (Switch, Solo, Delta, Visa or Mastercard). Please note there is no charge to pay by debit card however all credit cards incur a 2% handling fee. Please make cheques payable to Glenton Palmer, and write your booking reference on the reverse and mail to Freepost Glenton.



Hand Picked Accommodation

Our collection features a fantastic variety of hotels to suit all tastes and styles. All the bedrooms in all our hotels offer en suite bathrooms. Hotels provide a variety of differing facilities, indicated on individual hotel descriptions by the following symbols: BAR This icon indicates that your hotel has one or more bar areas. LIFT Look for this symbol to check that your hotel has a lift. Please note that most hotels without elevators can provide low or ground floor rooms on request. On occasion, lifts may not access all floors and there may be stairs to negotiate. ENTERTAINMENT Hotels bearing this symbol feature entertainment on one or more nights of your stay. POOL Your hotel has an indoor and/ or outdoor swimming pool.

GYM Hotels with this icon offer gym facilities. SAUNA Your hotel has a sauna and/ or steam room for the use of guests. WAITER SERVICE Where you see this icon, your evening meals will be waiter service rather than buffet style. B&B This icon indicates a holiday offered on a bed and breakfast only basis.

Please note that a small number of hotels may levy an additional charge for the use of leisure facilities.

Total Peace of Mind

All holidays featured in this brochure enjoy the financial protection afforded by our ABTA membership. In addition, all our air holidays are ATOL bonded. This means you also have the security of ATOL protection and a Civil Aviation Authority licence. Your money is safe with us.



Holidays for Groups

If you organise or are involved with a club, group or society, why not let our specialist staff design and arrange your tailor-made holiday? For more information call Julie our Groups Manager on 01924 228625 or email julie.chalkley@glentonpalmer.com Group benefits include: • Up to three free places • Free holiday planning and tailor-made itineraries • Provisional bookings held for up to two months • Choose your joining point – and even request your driver! • Personal service from experienced holiday advisors • Complete financial security with ABTA bonding • Exclusive discounted insurance premium



Good Companions

For even more fun, join one our Good Companions holidays especially designed for the solo traveller with absolutely no single room supplements whatsoever, Door to Door* collection and insurance included.



Air & Cruise too!

In 2014 we’re set to offer you a wide selection of departures by air and cruise, most of which include our ever popular home pick up service and insurance. To whet your appetite see page 85 for highlights from this year’s cruise calendar or call our office to request our Cruise and Air brochures.



Holiday Vouchers

What do you buy the person who has everything? Glenton Palmer holiday vouchers of course!

Give the gift of Glenton

Palmer

Gift vouchers now available in multiples of £10

Call 08000 24 24 24

*See page 4 for Door to Door details.

Call 08000 24 24 24 for more information or to book your holiday today. Visit us online at www.glentonpalmer.com

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Get away with NEW FOR 2014 Door to Door COLLECTION ON MOST GREAT BRITISH COACH TOURS OF 4 DAYS OR MORE† All tours of four days or more now include FREE Door to Door collection within our extensive pick up area.

Our FREE Door to Door* collection service is available on the majority of tours in this brochure.

Our FREE Door to Door collection areas

With this free service it may be necessary to share your transport vehicle with other passengers travelling on your tour. The pick up will be at the address of the person who made the original booking. If you require more than one pick up then a supplement of £20 will apply. This free service will operate from your home address to a coach point where you may occasionally have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. For bookings made within 21 days of departure an administration charge of £20 will apply for this service.

Ashington

Morpeth Cramlington

Blyth Whitley Bay

Newcastle Upon Tyne Washington Chester-le-Street

Sunderland

Washington Services on the A1

Houghton le Spring Durham

Peterlee

Durham Services on the A1

Hartlepool

Stockton-on-Tees Middlesbrough To qualify for our FREE Door to Door service you must live within five miles of the highlighted towns on the map.

Where to join your coach on Direct Departures On our short breaks programme of 2 or 3 days we offer a choice of local direct departure points ensuring we get you on your way swiftly and efficiently. MORPETH

Bus Station

NEWCASTLE

Station

HEWORTH

Bus Station

WASHINGTON

Galleries Bus Station

CHESTER-LE-STREET

Market Place South Burns

DURHAM

Outside Bus Station

SUNDERLAND

Park Lane Interchange

PETERLEE

Bus Station

MIDDLESBOROUGH

Bus Station, Express Departure Lounge

Baggage On coach holidays, due to health and safety regulations and hold space we can only accept one medium size suitcase (maximum 20kg) and one piece of hand luggage per person.

Wheelchairs & Scooters We are happy to accept folding wheelchairs, walkers and small scooters but this must be agreed at the time of booking and show on your confirmation as we can only allow a maximum of two per tour.

Reserve your Seat Upon booking you will have the opportunity to reserve your coach seat. This will be yours from the moment you board the coach and throughout your holiday. Here is an example coach plan; please note this is a guide only and seating may differ on some coaches. 1D 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D 7D 8D 9D 10D 11D 12D

WC 1C 2C 3C 4C 5C 6C 7C 8C 9C 10C 11C 12C

ALL COACHES STRICTLY NO SMOKING 1B 2B 3B 4B 5B 6B 7B 8B 9B 10B 11B 12B

The departure points above apply to some holidays on pages 6, 7 & 8 and also to the great selection of Supersavers tour in our forthcoming Supersavers minibrochure.

1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10A 11A 12A

*Door to Door is not available on Party Cruises, London breaks and tours departing before 1 April unless stated.

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SERVERY

Billingham

DRIVER

Bishop Auckland

If you prefer to make your own way to one of the departure points below there will be a discount of £20 each.


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Holiday Insurance Information

Exclusive Glenton Palmer Cover • No Age Restrictions • Easy Claims Handling • Terms & Conditions apply. See important information below.

Summary of Benefits and Cover

It is essential when you travel that you are adequately insured either with us or another insurance provider. We have arranged an insurance scheme with Towergate Underwriting Group Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Your policy will be underwritten by ETI – International Travel Protection.

The Terms and Conditions of this Insurance are as per the Certificate of Insurance only and the summary of cover and benefits below does not form part of the contract of insurance between the Insured and the Insurer.

Limit £200 jewellery, photographic equipment etc. Limit £100 money. Provided the Insured takes reasonable care and reports any loss or damage.

When you book a Glenton Palmer holiday we will offer you the opportunity to purchase our holiday insurance policy. If you decide to purchase our travel insurance then your Certificate of Insurance will be sent with your Holiday Confirmation Invoice. It is your responsibility to read it carefully and call Towergate on 0844 892 1697 if you have any queries whatsoever. If after receiving the policy you decide it does not meet your needs for whatever reason then you are entitled to a full refund as long as you cancel the insurance within 14 days of receiving your Confirmation.

This insurance cover has been designed to protect our holidaymakers against the vast majority of problems that may occur on holiday. However, in common with all policies of this type, it is impossible to cover against every eventuality. Therefore, to serve as a guide only, we have setout below a summary of the principal cover and benefits provided under the insurance. We strongly recommend that you read this carefully before booking to decide yourself whether the cover is adequate for your needs but please remember that the full Terms and Conditions of this policy are contained on the Certificate of Insurance sent to you with your Confirmation Invoice. Nonpermanent residents of the UK are not covered by the medical and repatriation sections of this policy.

Up to £50 for purchase of essential items if your luggage is delayed by the Carrier for each full 24 hours.

(Please note as part of our booking conditions that if you decide not to take our insurance policy you must provide details of your alternative insurance cover before a booking can be confirmed).

Important Information Holidays in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland As long as you can answer NO to the following questions at the time of booking your holiday there will be no need to contact Towergate Chase Parkinson and you are automatically covered by the insurance. If you answer YES to any of these you must call Towergate Chase Parkinson on 0844 892 1697 and you may find that cover may be declined, restricted or excesses increased. • Are you aware of any reason why the holiday should be cancelled or cut short? • Are you travelling against the advice of a medical practitioner? • Have you been given a terminal prognosis? All other Holiday Destinations In addition to answering NO to the three questions above, you must also satisfy the following conditions which arise between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure of the trip, together with any fact that is likely to influence the acceptance, assessment or continuance of the insurance policy. Any failure to notify Towergate of these conditions may well invalidate your insurance and so prevent you making a claim. • If you have received medical treatment as a hospital day case, in-patient or out-patient during the six months prior to booking the trip you must obtain written confirmation from a medical practitioner, at your own cost, that you are fit enough to travel. • If you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the time of the final balance of the trip is due to be paid you must obtain written confirmation from a medical practitioner, at your own expense, of your fitness to travel. • If you are on medication at the time of travel, your condition is not stable and well controlled.

Limits of Cover, Per Person:Cancellation – £2,000

UK Mainland

Ireland, Isle of Man

Holidays

and Channel Islands

2 Days

£12

-

-

3 Days

£14

£13

£18

4 Days

£17

£19

£22

5 Days

£20

£21

£25

6 & 7 Days

£21

£24

£31

Mainland Europe

8 - 10 Days

£22

£26

£33

11 - 12 Days

-

£29

£38

13 - 15 Days

-

-

£52

Personal Accident – £10,000 In respect of accidental bodily injury resulting in death, loss of eye(s), limb(s), or permanent total disablement. Delayed Departure – £100 If departure of initial outward journey from the UK or final return journey to the UK is delayed due to failure or disruption of pre-booked public transport the Insurers will pay £20 for the first 12 hours of delay and £10 for each subsequent 12 hours up to a maximum of £100 in all. Missed Departure – £500 Covering additional transport costs due to missing the pre-booked departure due to failure or disruption of pre-booked public transport. Excesses A £50 excess applies to each and every claim for each insured person.

a) death, injury or illness as certified by a doctor, summons for jury service or as a compulsory witness in a court of law (other than in the line of duty) to be undertaken during the Period of Insurance, redundancy qualifying for payment under the current Redundancy Legislation, etc.

24 Hour Emergency Assistance

b) unavoidable delay exceeding 12 hours at final point of departure from the UK as a result of failure or disruption of the pre-booked public transport service in which the Insured was to depart from the UK.

Includes repatriation by air ambulance where medically necessary and with prior approval of the Insurers or the 24 hour emergency medical service. Includes 24 Hour Medical Emergency Service. Curtailment and Hospital Benefit - £2,000 Up to £2,000 following Insurers admitting liability for a claim under the Medical Expenses or Repatriation Sections. Reimbursement of a pro-rata amount of the total pre-paid travel and accommodation costs. Hospital Benefit is paid in addition to any claim for doctor’s bills, hospital bills, etc under the Medical Expenses section.

ANNUAL Glenton Palmer MULTI-TRIP COACH HOLIDAY INSURANCE COVER Luggage and Personal Money – £1,500 £37 UK Mainland Coach Holidays £67 UK Mainland and European Coach Holidays including Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands

Personal Liability – £1,000,000

Cancellation due to specified causes as detailed within the travel insurance document eg:-

Medical/Emergency Repatriation Expenses£1,000,000

INSURANCE PREMIUMS (per person) Holiday Duration

Please read the policy carefully and call Towergate Chase Parkinson if you are in any doubt whatsoever about your own particular circumstances.

Delayed Luggage – Up to £100

The insurance includes a 24-hour Englishspeaking emergency telephone line, so you have peace of mind if you ever need help or assistance. Non UK residents are not covered by this policy. Demands and Needs This travel insurance policy will suit the Demands and Needs of an individual or group who have no excluded pre-existing medical conditions, are travelling to countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against the unforeseen events detailed in the cover section. Subject to terms and conditions and maximum specified claim limit. IMPORTANT – We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs but we will be happy to provide you with factual information. To make a Claim All claims should be made direct to:Towergate Chase Parkinson, P.O. Box 416, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7YE If you have any queries about this insurance please contact Towergate Chase Parkinson on 0844 892 1697 who will be pleased to assist.

Limit £200 any one item, pair or set.

Glenton Holidays Ltd, trading as Glenton Palmer, is an Appointed Representative of ITC Compliance Ltd which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Early Bird Breaks 2014 Loch Lomond Ceilidh Hop

Beautiful Bournemouth HOSPITALITY PACKAGE†

only

2

Days

The Cumberland is a lovely art deco hotel standing majestically on the East Cliff of Bournemouth, with super views over the bay and just a short walk to the town centre. Excursions include Dorchester, Christchurch and Weymouth. 5 DAYS £259

Mon 24 Feb

Sun 12 Jan

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Southport Supersaver

Holiday code: NEDRW

2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 DRINKS OFFER†

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Llandudno Long Weekend

only

5

Days

£129

The historic Prince of Wales Hotel boasts an enviable location on leafy Lord Street and guests enjoy two drinks for the price of one† each evening. Out and about we discover Roman Chester, a historic gem with old city walls and an ancient cathedral. On another day we explore lively Liverpool, home to The Beatles Trail and superb Albert Dock.

4 DAYS ONLY £109

Fri 31 Jan

FREE BAR†

5

Days

Scarborough Weekend

only

3 DAYS ONLY £79

Fri 31 Jan Single room supplement £15

Holiday code: YONEDRW

5

Mystery Bargain Breaks

only

Mon 10 Feb

6

4&5 Days

Holiday code: YONETOI

from

£79

Be it coast, country or city, for a great Glenton Palmer bargain break, our Mystery Tours can’t be beaten. You’ll enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast and at least two exciting excursions. Unbeatable value!

The luxurious Imperial Hotel is located on a majestic cliff side overlooking Torquay Bay. The hotel has excellent leisure facilities and the restaurant enjoys the most amazing panoramic sea views. Excursions include Exeter and Dartmouth.

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Holiday code: NESCE

£289

5 DAYS £289

£79

Staying at the friendly Esplanade Hotel, this fantastic value break includes leisure time on Saturday to explore this classic seaside resort. On Sunday we enjoy a slapup Sunday lunch at our hotel before we say goodbye and head for home.

Mon 20 Jan

Days

only

3

£249

5 DAYS £249

Torquay Touch of Class

£109

Holiday code: NELLB

Days

Nestled in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, the Winnock Hotel is the base for our all inclusive† break and a great place to join the traditional Burns celebrations. Excursions include Oban, Inveraray, Callander and Aberfoyle.

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

only

4

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

All Inclusive Burns Break FULL BOARD†

Holiday code: YONEBOC

Commanding a prime location overlooking Llandudno promenade, the Grand Hotel is a splendid Victorian building with a games room and nightly cabaret entertainment. We enjoy a half day visit to the walled town of Caernarfon with its mighty castle and spend a day in Chester where you’ll find a beautiful cathedral and half timbered shops.

Mon 20 Jan Holiday code: NESOP

A Door to Door* Tour

Days

5 DAYS ONLY £129

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

£259

£59

Staying at the charming Winnock Hotel on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park, look forward to a glass of wine with dinner followed by a traditional ceilidh complete with a three hour free bar†. Our sightseeing takes in Balloch and Luss as well as free time in cosmopolitan Glasgow before we head home. 2 DAYS ONLY £59

only

5

Days

4 DAYS ONLY £79

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £99

Fri 31 Jan

Mon 20 Jan

£99

Mon 10 Feb

£119

Mon 17 Feb

£119

Call 08000 24 24 24 for more information or to book your holiday today. Visit us online at www.glentonpalmer.com

Holiday code: NEMYT

Conditions apply.


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PRICES INCLUDE Dinner, B&B Coach travel throughout Door to Door* collection where stated *

Liverpool Hop

See page 4 for Door to Door Details.

Shakespeare Country & Oxford

only

2

Days

£49

Cosmopolitan Liverpool is home to superb museums, art galleries and state-of-the-art shopping centres. Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles, catch the ferry across the Mersey or visit Albert Dock. You’ll be staying at the Adelphi Hotel in the hub of Liverpool which has a modern leisure centre. 2 DAYS ONLY £49

Sun 9 Mar

Bridlington Hop

Holiday code: NELIA

only

5

Days

£159

Mon 3 Mar

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Holiday code: NEKER

Manchester & Chester Weekend

only

2

Days

2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 DRINKS OFFER†

Highlights include a day in Stratford-upon-Avon with its many Shakespeare attractions, exploring the picturesque Cotswolds villages and our day in the splendid university city of Oxford. You’ll be staying at the Royal Court Hotel and can avail of a nightly two drinks† for the price of one promotion. 5 DAYS ONLY £159

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Excursions as stated

only

3

£69

£89

Days

We call in at the popular Trafford Centre en route to our good standard hotel in the Manchester area. Look forward to exploring the walled city of Chester with its glorious cathedral and Roman amphitheatre and free time in the hub of Manchester.

The perfect seaside resort, Bridlington is a town of charm and character with a bustling harbor, great beaches and a picturesque promenade. We stay at the Monarch Hotel on the seafront and visit pretty Beverley on the way home. 3 DAYS ONLY £89 2 DAYS ONLY £69

Fri 28 Feb

Sun 30 Mar

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Llandudno

Holiday code: PABRM

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Warners Corton Resort

only

5

Days

Days

only

£199

This fun-filled holiday village enjoys a stunning clifftop setting on the Suffolk coast and boasts a wealth of leisure activities along with top notch entertainment. We visit the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, spend a day in the cathedral city of Norwich and take in a half day outing to Lowestoft. 5 DAYS ONLY £199

5 DAYS ONLY £149

Mon 24 Feb

Mon 10 Feb Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Skegness & Historic Lincoln

Holiday code: NELLB

5

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

£149

Mon 17 Mar

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement

Holiday code: NESKC

only

£269

In a delightful setting on the shores of Loch Linnhe at the foot of Glen Coe, the Ballachulish Hotel offers open fires and a comfortable lounge bar. Excursions include Oban, Fort William and a journey on the Highland line to Mallaig.

5 DAYS £269

Mon 17 Feb

5

Days

Picturesque Skegness offers award winning beaches, level streets and fragrant gardens. Out and about we visit the medieval seaport town of Boston on market day before continuing to Springfields Outlet Village. A highlight will be our day in historic Lincoln with its ancient castle and magnificent cathedral. Our base is the County Hotel which stands on Skegness seafront and has some entertainment. 5 DAYS ONLY £149

Holiday code: NECOW

Glencoe & West Highland Line

only

Days

Conditions apply

5

£149

Enjoy a stay at the seaside complimented by fascinating excursions. Historic Chester delights visitors with its magnificent cathedral and Roman amphitheatre whilst the old walled town of Caernarfon is home to an imposing castle. Our base is the Grand Hotel which overlooks Llandudno promenade and hosts nightly entertainment.

Holiday code:NEMAU

Single room supplement £60

A Door to Door* Tour Holiday code: YONEBAB

Call 08000 24 24 24 for more information or to book your holiday today. Visit us online at www.glentonpalmer.com

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London Eye

London Leisure London is a diverse city with some of the world’s most

TOWER HOTEL – LONDON

recognised landmarks and attractions. Our summer London Leisure Breaks offer the freedom to explore at your own pace. We include bed and breakfast at a four star hotel located on

4&5 Days

the banks of the Thames. Then it’s up to you to do as you please

from

£259

but here’s an idea or two to get you thinking... come face to face with the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum or see your favourite celebrity close up in Madame Tussauds. Take a turn on the London Eye or a cruise along the Thames, a great way to experience the city.

Your Holiday Itinerary

A luxurious four star hotel, situated next to the iconic Tower Bridge and St Katherine’s Dock, with its colourful yachts, boutiques and walkways. The Tower offers a choice of restaurants and bars all with exceptional views.

Whichever duration you select, you will enjoy a mid afternoon arrival on Day One. After settling in at the Tower Hotel, there will be plenty of time to get your bearings and perhaps take a stroll through nearby St Katherine’s Dock.

5 DAYS ONLY £329

The remainder of your holiday is yours to use as you see fit. Maybe you’ll treat yourself

Sat 16 Aug

to a West End show, hop aboard a London Bus through the vibrant city centre or shop

Wed 20 Aug

4 DAYS ONLY £259

till you drop in bustling Oxford Street. There’s never any shortage of fun to be had in

Fri 18 Apr (Easter in London)

the capital! On our Final Day the morning will be at leisure with an afternoon departure for home. PRICE INCLUDES

B&B | Luxury coach travel throughout | Local departure points | Full holiday itinerary

Maritime Hampshire

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

4

Days

Holiday code: UELOTS

only

£269

British Hampshire offers a wealth of treasures from rolling countryside to ancient forests. Located on the south coast it enjoys many maritime connections. Portsmouth played a major part in history and the Historic Dockyard is once again home to the remains of the Mary Rose, which was built there more than five hundred years ago. The New Forest National Park was once William the Conqueror’s hunting ground; now it is home to a variety of wildlife, including thousands of wild ponies who wander around freely.

A Door to Door* Tour HILTON HOTEL – SOUTHAMPTON

Your Excursions Winchester

On our outward journey we stop at Winchester, a lovely city famed for its cathedral. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard There’s so much to enjoy in this time capsule of maritime endeavour – HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the newly opened

Unwind in the tranquil wooded landscaped gardens of the Hilton Hotel, an ideal base for exploring this area. Enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or relax over a drink in the comfortable lounge bar.

Mary Rose Museum. New Forest & Hamble River Cruise We enjoy a scenic drive through the New Forest, calling at Lyndhurst before a relaxing New Forest

cruise on the River Hamble, location for the television drama Howard’s Way. Abingdon

4 DAYS ONLY £269

Thu 10 Apr

Thu 17 Jul Single room supplement £60

On our way home we visit the pretty riverside town of Abingdon. PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UESOHS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Arundel

Secrets of Sussex

5

Days

from

£329

Prepare to be thoroughly spoilt on this tour at our carefully chosen luxurious hotel, set in luscious grounds close to Arundel. Sussex combines coast and countryside beautifully, and just a short distance from the lively cities and towns you’ll find unspoilt landscapes aplenty. This tour includes a variety of destinations and attractions visited at a leisurely pace that enables you to take in the splendour of Sussex.

Your Excursions Lewes & Herstmonceux Castle First stop is Lewes, the county town of Sussex, picturesquely set on a spur where the River Ouse meanders through the South Downs. We then continue to Herstmonceux Castle, a moated castle set in beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens.

A Door to Door* Tour HILTON AVISFORD PARK HOTEL – ARUNDEL

This former boy’s prep school oozes elegance and sophistication throughout. Inside you’ll find comfortable bar lounges, welcoming bedrooms and an inviting restaurant. Outdoors, there’s a golf course and tennis courts.

Entry to the grounds and gardens is included. Chichester

Chichester Cathedral

Another day we visit Chichester, a city with heart and soul, famous for its flourishing

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £329

art scene. Browse the shops or perhaps head to the Cathedral. Its spire is a landmark

Sun 4 May

£329

over the Sussex Plains for miles around.

Sun 6 Jul

£349

Sun 28 Sep

£349

Single room supplement £80

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UEARHS

Eastbourne

Elegant Eastbourne A Door to Door* Tour

6,7& 8 Days

from

£379

A truly traditional seaside resort, boasting five miles of unspoilt beaches, Eastbourne has a wonderful array of floral displays and offers something for everyone. Why not visit Eastbourne Pier, the waterfront shops or stroll the wonderfully flat promenade? It is also a natural gateway to the South Downs, an area of stunning landscapes that form England’s newest National Park. A little further afield you’ll find a host of attractions waiting to be discovered.

HADLEIGH HOTEL – EASTBOURNE

Your Excursions

Bluebell Railway & Tunbridge Wells Step back in time to the age of steam with a relaxing ride on the Bluebell Railway crossing the border from East to West Sussex. Next we visit Royal Tunbridge Wells, perhaps wander around the shops and cafés along the Pantiles. Brighton & Worthing

Our highly regarded privately owned hotel is located on Burlington Place just a stroll from Grand Parade, promenade and Carpet Gardens. There is a good standard of accommodation and the attractive restaurant serves excellent fare.

We take the coastal road to Brighton where you may wish to visit the elaborate Royal Pavillion or stroll in The Lanes, a unique shopping area. We then continue to Worthing, a traditional resort with an award winning coastline. Bexhill & Battle Eastbourne Carpet Gardens

We begin in the relaxing resort of Bexhill-on-Sea, where there are a wealth of castles

Mon 26 May

7 days £419

and historic attractions. We then continue to Battle, the fabled site of the Battle of

Sat 23 Aug

8 days £529

Hastings in 1066 (seven and eight day holidays only).

Fri 12 Sep

6 days £379

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UEEAHS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Constable Country & RHS Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall

5

Days

from

£299

Discover traditional seaside pleasures and the glorious English countryside of Essex and Suffolk. With an abundance of quaint towns and villages, you can’t fail to understand why artists like Constable and Gainsborough were inspired by this beautiful region. The area is rich in history and has been influenced by many European cultures, with undiluted countryside, woodland and pretty hamlets all connected by winding tree covered country lanes.

A Door to Door* Tour PARK INN PALACE HOTEL – SOUTHEND

Your Excursions

Constable Country Guided Tour A full day guided tour of Constable Country taking in pretty villages such as Dedham, Flatford Mill, East Bergholt and Capel St Mary along with breathtaking landscapes captured on canvas by one of the greatest ever British artists. RHS Hyde Hall We head to the vast estate of RHS Hyde Hall to immerse ourselves in nature as we

Following a multi million pound refurbishment, the hotel is the jewel in the crown on Southend’s Seafront. It boasts modern accommodation, comfortable lounge and bar areas and wonderful sea views.

experience the ever changing and inspiring gardens. Following this we spend time in Chelmsford with its river fronted cafés and restaurants. Kelvedon Hatch Secret Bunker Chelmsford Hub

An unusual morning visit as we head to Kelvedon Hatch Secret Bunker. This popular attraction is now open to the public, but was built to protect up to six hundred government officials, including the Prime Minister, in the event of a nuclear attack.

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £299

Mon 14 Apr

£299

Mon 21 Jul

£319

Mon 1 Sep

£319

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UESOPS

Canterbury Cathedral

In Churchill’s Footsteps A Door to Door* Tour

5

Days

only

£349

Named the Greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 poll, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history. With his persistent refusal to even consider defeat or surrender during the early days of WWII, he inspired the British Resistance to Victory. Take a walk in his footsteps as we visit his much loved family home and gardens, Chartwell and the Churchill War Rooms.

THISTLE BRANDS HATCH HOTEL – BRANDS HATCH

Your Excursions Chartwell House

Our first excursion includes a visit to the beloved family home of Sir Winston Churchill, Chartwell House. Little has changed in the house with many personal possessions still in place, whilst the gardens reflect his love of landscapes and nature. Cabinet War Rooms & Churchill Museum We head into Central London, with a visit to the Churchill War Rooms where we enjoy

Situated in the glorious Kent countryside, our hotel has recently refurbished bedrooms. The inviting restaurant and aptly named Racing Bar both enjoy views over the legendary Brands Hatch racing circuit.

a private guided tour of the wartime bunker that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz. Discover the secret lives of people working while London was being bombed above. Canterbury

5 DAYS ONLY £349

Taking a break from our Churchill theme we visit Canterbury, a beautiful city with the

Mon 21 Jul

famous Cathedral as its centre piece. Browse the shops or enjoy the many tourist

Mon 29 Sep Single room supplement £80

attractions on offer. PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UEBRTS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Sherborne Castle

Beautiful Bournemouth A Door to Door* Tour

5&6 Days

from

£319

With the stunning Dorset countryside as a neighbour, seven miles of glorious sandy beaches and acres of parks and gardens, Bournemouth has something for everyone. The mild winters and sunny summers make this delightful seaside town a resort for all seasons, with a profusion of shops, boutiques and seaside quirkiness that keeps us entertained. There’s a wealth of attractions, pretty towns and villages and of course the magnificent New Forest where ponies and cattle graze the land. Head deeper into the forest and see natural scenes that remain unchanged by the modern world.

Your Excursions Shaftesbury

Exbury Gardens We head out for a morning excursion visiting the beautiful Exbury Gardens, one of the finest woodland gardens in the country. Famous for its collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, this breathtaking collection consists of over ten thousand specimens with flowers peaking in May. Autumn sees the garden transform into a striking array of colour when the waterside maple, azaleas and dogwood smoulder in shades of red, gold and amber. We include a train journey through the gardens so sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery. Christchurch & The New Forest Another day we head to the pretty harbour town of Christchurch, where there’s time for a stroll along the Harbour Quay or maybe visit the castle ruins. We then rejoin the coach and head to into the centre of the New Forest where we visit the lovely village of Lyndhurst with its cosy tearooms and wide variety of shops. Why not pop into the New Forest Museum which gives a unique guide to the history and heritage of the forest? Shaftesbury & Sherborne Today’s excursion sees us heading to Shaftesbury; this pretty market town is home to Gold Hill (made famous by the Hovis advertisement) and has amazing views over the Blackmore Vale. The friendly town has a wide variety of shops and cafés to visit or you might want to take a walk around the Abbey ruins or visit the Gold Hill Museum. In the afternoon we head to Sherborne, one of the most beautiful towns in England with its abundance of medieval buildings, superb abbey and two castles. The town has a delightful shopping centre with a large choice of handcrafted goods, art and antiques (six day holidays only).

CHOICE OF HOTELS

New Forest ponies

HINTON FIRS HOTEL – BOURNEMOUTH

CUMBERLAND HOTEL – BOURNEMOUTH This purpose-built Art Deco hotel stands majestically on the East Cliff. Freshly prepared cuisine is served in the elegant restaurant; there are comfortable lounges, and a light airy bar. Entertainment and leisure facilities can be enjoyed in the hotel’s sister hotel The Cliffside.

5 DAYS ONLY £369

Mon 14 Jul

The three star family owned Hinton Firs enjoys a fine reputation for high standards of accommodation, food and service. It is located in tranquil gardens on the prestigious East Cliff, just a short walk from the seafront.

£369

6 DAYS FROM ONLY £399

Sun 11 May

£399

Sun 21 Sep

£419

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

PRICE INCLUDES Bournemouth

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £319

Tue 22 Apr

£319

Mon 4 Aug

£369

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

Holiday code: UEBOCS | UEBOHS

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Torquay & The English Riviera

Torquay Harbour

Crowned the Queen of the English Riviera, with the famous Seven Hills as its backdrop, Torquay is one of the most stylish resorts in Britain. The palm-lined promenade with pavement cafés and restaurants surrounds the international marina and harbour, whilst the town offers the very modern Riviera Shopping Centre, bars, restaurants and a host of attractions to suit everyone.

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A Door to Door* Tour CARLTON HOTEL – TORQUAY

Your Excursions Dartmouth & Salcombe

Our first stop is Dartmouth, set on the banks of the estuary of the River Dart. We then follow the coast road past Slapton Sands and onto Salcombe, one of the country’s prettiest sailing and fishing harbours. Exeter & Dawlish Time is at leisure to explore the lovely city of Exeter with its fine cathedral, returning to

Part of the Torquay Leisure Hotel group with a wide range of entertainment and activities on offer. The Carlton has a super ballroom, a comfortable lounge bar and tempting meals are served by friendly staff in the restaurant.

Torquay via Dawlish, a pretty resort famous for its black swans, which wander freely up and down the river. Newton Abbot & Buckfast Abbey We spend the morning in the bustling market town of Newton Abbot before continuing

Torquay

to Buckfast Abbey, home to the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine Monks, for a relaxing afternoon in the grounds enjoying the attractions.

6 DAYS FROM ONLY £379

Sun 1 Jun

£389

Sun 13 Jul

£389

Sun 28 Sep

£379

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Newquay Harbour

Holiday code: UETOCS

Newquay Cornish Adventurer A Door to Door* Tour Newquay boasts a fantastic coastline, huge cliffs soaring up to the sky and an array of stunning beaches that stretch for miles. Or alternatively if you don’t want to get your feet wet or sand between your toes, then take a stroll around the town’s many attractions or seaside shops. Leaving Newquay behind we discover Cornwall’s pretty villages, scenic coves and beautiful bays.

5&6 Days

from

£289

ESPLANADE HOTEL – NEWQUAY

Your Excursions Padstow & Port Isaac We travel to Doc Martin country, with the day being split between the quaint fishing villages of Padstow, famous for Rick Stein’s fish restaurant and Port Isaac where scenes in the television series Doc Martin were filmed. Falmouth Time to explore delightful Falmouth, a world famous port since the seventeenth century it boasts an impressive maritime heritage and is now a popular holiday

Enjoying an enviable position overlooking Fistral Beach the hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and comfortable lounges. Fresh local produce is featured in the contemporary Ocean View restaurant.

destination. St Ives & Penzance Padstow

A visit to the quintessential English fishing village of St Ives. Perhaps sit and watch the world go by at the harbour or meander the narrow streets. Next we visit Penzance,

5 DAYS ONLY £289

6 DAYS ONLY £399

England’s most southerly point (six day holiday only).

Mon 27 Oct

Sun 4 May

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UENEES

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Hythe, Canterbury & Dover Castle

Canterbury Cathedral

5

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£329

The stunning Kent coast boasts glorious sandy beaches and those famous white cliffs, home to the magnificent Dover Castle. Our base is the lovely resort of Hythe, a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, where the forest meets the coast. Canterbury’s skyline is dominated by the stunning cathedral, the oldest in England, while the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and the castle remind us of the city’s history and culture.

A Door to Door* Tour STADE COURT HOTEL – HYTHE

Your Excursions

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Steam Railway For our first excursion we take a journey on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Steam Railway along the pretty coast and into the glorious countryside of Kent. Canterbury We visit Canterbury with is impressive cathedral. Although steeped in history and tradition it’s also a modern and vibrant city with an array of high street shops and delightful independent retailers.

Our chosen hotel is situated in a superb seafront position and offers comfortable bedrooms as well as a well stocked lounge bar. The restaurant serves fresh local produce including fish caught just along the seafront.

Dover Castle This magnificent castle has guarded our shores for two hundred years. Experience Dover Castle

the WWII Secret Tunnels, a vivid recreation of the Dunkirk Evacution and the Great

5 DAYS ONLY £329

Tower.

Mon 23 Jun

Mon 1 Sep Single room supplement £60

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UEHYSS

Leeds Castle

Castles & Gardens of Kent A Door to Door* Tour

5

Days

from

£329

Kent is home to some amazing castles and gardens. Past conflicts have left their mark on this notable county with a string of castles built to protect our shores. As the years passed these castles transformed into opulent homes with fine gardens. Join us and visit a selection of these grand structures and their amazing landscaped gardens. The lush Kent landscape is like one giant garden with an abundance of produce, plants and trees.

BRIDGEWOOD MANOR HOTEL – CHATHAM

Your Excursions Royal Tunbridge Wells & Hever Castle We head to the spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its elegant architecture, especially the pretty colonnaded walkway known as the Pantiles. We then continue to Hever Castle and Gardens, with its Tudor influences and romantic gardens. Leeds Castle

A modern hotel with a classic Gothic flavour. Bedrooms are fitted to a high standard, the lounges and restaurant are comfortable and welcoming and for your added enjoyment the hotel has a well equipped leisure club.

Today we visit Leeds Castle, a stunning edifice with wonderful gardens and an amazing maze. Look out for the famous black swans on the water beside the castle. Hever Castle

Canterbury

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £329

A day to explore Canterbury. Perhaps take a sightseeing tour, visit the cathedral or

Sun 13 Apr

£329

Sun 3 Aug

£349

just stroll around this historic and vibrant city.

Sun 8 Jun

£339

Sun 5 Oct

£329

Single room supplement £80

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UECHBS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Sherborne Castle

Devon & Dorset Delights A Door to Door* Tour

8

Days

from

£519

Dorset boasts golden sandy beaches and miles of unspoilt countryside, ancient castles and pretty towns and villages. The Dorset countryside has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s easy to see why when you survey the fabulous scenery and magnificent coastline. Devon and the English Riviera is home to rustic villages, pretty coves and lively resorts along the shoreline. The landscape has a distinctive character with gentle rolling hills back dropped by the drama and wilderness of Dartmoor. It also offers award winning beaches and coastal villages with cosy tea shops, where you can relax with a cuppa and simply enjoy the view.

Holiday Itinerary Dorset Coast

Monday. Off we head south, arriving in Poole mid afternoon to settle in prior to dinner. Tuesday. A full day excursion visiting the lovely town of Dorchester, where there’s lots to see and do starting with the grounds of County Hall where you will find the remains of a Roman house. Dorchester offers great shopping and restaurants, but if you fancy some history and culture there are two museums. Alternatively you could just enjoy a walk through Borough Park. Wednesday. Our final Dorset excursion sees us heading to Shaftesbury; this pretty market town is home to Gold Hill (made famous by the Hovis advertisement) and has amazing views over the Blackmore Vale. In the afternoon we head to Sher-borne, one of the most beautiful towns in England with its abun-dance of medieval buildings, superb abbey and two castles.

Thursday. We enjoy a full day at leisure in our resort with its vibrant quayside and three miles of award winning beaches and crystal clear waters. Maybe take a walk around one of the many striking parks and gardens or the beautiful old town and quayside. Why not explore the Poole museum, ranked as one of the best free attractions in the South West? Friday. We leave Dorset behind us today as we travel via Westbay to Devon with some free time in the resort of Lyme Regis along the way. Lyme Regis is situated on the Jurassic coast and is famous for its fossil cliffs and beaches, the fourteenth century old town and The Cobb. We arrive in our Devon resort early afternoon with time to relax before dinner. Saturday. We spend the morning exploring Dartmoor National Park before heading to Exmouth. Here we take a cruise along the River Exe as we tuck into a delicious cream tea followed by free time. Sunday. A day of leisure to enjoy the resort of Paignton. Monday. Sadly we head for home, returning to our local areas late afternoon.

QUEENS HOTEL - PAIGNTON

THISTLE HOTEL – POOLE The hotel is situated on the quayside with panoramic views of Poole harbour and the sea. Bedrooms are spacious and airy offering contemporary comfort and style. There’s a bar with outdoor terrace while the restaurant enjoys stunning harbour views.

8 DAYS FROM ONLY £519

Mon 5 May

£519

Mon 7 Jul

Our hotel enjoys a flat level position just a stroll from the town centre and seafront. The comfortable interior, fine restaurant and inviting bar/entertainment lounge will ensure a memorable stay.

£549

Limited number of single rooms without supplement Holiday code: UEDDDS

PRICE INCLUDES Jurassic Coast

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See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Bath, Bristol & SS Great Britain

Bath

4

Days

from

£239

The beautiful and romantic city of Bath has fine architecture and stunning scenery. Along with its fascinating history it is a great place to visit. The Roman Baths were built over nineteen centuries ago, Britain’s only spring that still flows with natural hot water today. Bristol is also home to some of Britain’s iconic engineering masterpieces, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the fascinating steam ship SS Great Britain, the brainchild of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

A Door to Door* Tour HILTON HOTEL – BRISTOL

Your Excursions Cheltenham

On our first day we stop en route to Bristol at the Regency town of Cheltenham. Bristol & SS Great Britain A full day at leisure in the vibrant city of Bristol. We include admission to the SS Great Britain, a Victorian masterpiece lovingly restored into an amazing visitor attraction, followed by free time.

Located a few miles from Bristol's bustling city centre, our hotel has bright and airy bedrooms and a health club including indoor pool. Relax over dinner in the Brunel's Hat Restaurant & lounge bar.

Bath Today we head to Bath for a day at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Bath offers a unique experience with stunning architecture, great shopping and iconic attractions such as the famous Crescent or Roman Baths. SS Great Britain

Worcester

4 DAYS FROM ONLY £239

Fri 11 Apr

£239

Fri 18 Jul

£249

We break our return journey in the lovely city of Worcester.

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Fri 12 Sep

£249

Single room supplement £60

Holiday code: UEBRHS

Audley End House

Suffolk Villages A tour of hidden gems, as we discover little towns and villages full of character and olde worlde charm, making Suffolk both a special and unique place to visit. To make the most of our tour we’re joined on one day by a guide who will regale us with stories as we explore the pretty villages of Suffolf.

5

Days

only

£349

A Door to Door* Tour DOWNHALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL – HATFIELD HEATH

Your Excursions Audley End House & Bury St Edmunds One of England’s finest country houses, this elegant property was built in the seventeenth century to entertain royalty. Explore the splendour of the mansion house, gardens and recently opened stables. Following this we visit the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk Villages Our guide joins us today for a tour of the pastel coloured villages whose timber-framed houses and thatched roofs make this area so unique.

This luxurious four star hotel is set in its own grounds. An impressive Italianate mansion with parts dating back to 1322, modern comforts include opulent interiors, comfortable lounge with open fireplace, cocktail bar and an elegant restaurant.

Chelmsford & Burnham-on-Crouch Our first port of call is Burham-on-Crouch. The quayside of this peaceful town brims with olde worlde charm in the form of listed buildings, boat-building yards and sailing Bury St Edmunds

clubs. Moving on we call at Chelmsford, the county town of Essex for a chance to have a bite to eat or wander around the shops.

5 DAYS ONLY £349

Mon 9 Jun

Mon 1 Sep Single room supplement £60

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UEHADS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Medway & Call The Midwife

HMS Cavalier

Medway is a charming region on the north coast of Kent. The legendary novelist Charles Dickens grew up in the town of Chatham and moved to Rochester in his later years. Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory was built in the Royal Dockyard, now home to the major visitor attraction Chatham Historic Dockyard. It is also here that the BBC films many scenes for the popular television drama Call The Midwife.

4

Days

only

£269

RAMADA ENCORE – CHATHAM

Your Excursions

Chatham Historic Dockyard Not only a top class visitor attraction but also the filming location for Call The Midwife. Look forward to a guided tour along the cobbles, tracing the bicycle tracks of Chummie, Trixie and friends as the guide points out buildings and areas used by the cast. Following this time is at leisure to view the other attractions which include museum galleries, three historic warships, the Victorian Ropery, Railway Workshop and HM Submarine Ocelot. Rochester Offering a mix of history, art, fashion and food we explore historic Rochester on foot, with a guide on hand to tell tales of the past and point out some of the interesting buildings of this compact city.

Call The Midwife

A Door to Door* Tour

A modern hotel featuring comfortable bedrooms, inviting restaurant and a welcoming bar lounge. It enjoys an ideal location adjacent to the Historic Dockyard and a short walk from the other attractions of Chatham.

4 DAYS ONLY £269

Sun 16 Mar

Sun 7 Sep

Sun 29 Jun Single room supplement £45

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UECHRS

Sandringham House

Norwich & Royal Sandringham

5

Days

only

£349

This break combines the historic charm of Norwich with its beautiful riverside location. The most complete medieval city in England, Norwich is brimming with heritage buildings and bursting with cultural vibrancy. Visitors can enjoy superb shopping opportunities in atmospheric Norwich Lanes, the quaint Cathedral Quarter or the Royal Arcade to name but a few. No visit to Norfolk would be complete without calling at Sandringham House, the much loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen.

A Door to Door* Tour BROOK HOTEL – NORWICH

Your Excursions Lowestoft & Southwold

Southwold is a quintessential English seaside resort, complete with beach huts, promenade and lovely tea shops. Continuing up the coast we visit Lowestoft, with pretty seaside gardens and a unique floating museum on Heritage Quay. Norwich A fascinating city with two cathedrals, a Norman Castle, medieval churches and an

Our comfortable hotel is located just a short drive from the city centre. Dining is a pleasure in the elegant restaurant and you can enjoy your favourite tipple in the comfortable bar.

array of excellent shopping areas. The grandeur of Victorian architecture highlights the city skyline. Sandringham House Norwich Cathedral

Set in glorious gardens, Sandringham has been the rural home of four generations of the Royal Family. The museum houses extraordinary collections of royal memorabilia and the house is a delight to explore.

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

5 DAYS ONLY £349

Sun 27 Jul

Sun 14 Sep Single room supplement £60

Holiday code: UENOBS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Southport Pier

Floral Southport

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Southport is a uniquely sophisticated seaside resort, renowned for its parks, gardens, large seafront marine lake, magnificent pier and expansive golden sands. Leafy Lord Street is world famous as one of the finest Victorian shopping boulevards in the land, lined on one side with exquisite shops that sport glass covered canopies whilst across the road classical buildings, fountains and gardens vie for your attention.

A Door to Door* Tour RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – SOUTHPORT

Your Excursions Skipton

On our outward journey we visit the pleasant market town of Skipton. Ribble Valley & Oswaldtwistle Mills We take a guided tour of the spectacular fells, lush green valleys, quaint market towns and historical landmarks of the Ribble Valley. Afterwards we head to the popular tourist attraction of Oswaldtwistle Mills.

Offering all the comfort and style you’d expect from a four star hotel as well as panoramic coastal views. Featuring a fashionable bar and waterside Marine Brasserie where delicious food is served.

St Annes & Blackpool Beginning in Blackpool there’s a chance to take a stroll along the brand new promenade perhaps pausing to view the Comedy Carpet. Next we head to St Annes St Annes

to maybe browse the elegant shops or enjoy afternoon tea in one of the tea shops.

5 DAYS FROM £299

Bolton

Mon 30 Mar

£299

We return home via Bolton where we include a delicious fish and chip lunch.

Sun 15 Jun

£369

Mon 15 Sep

£339

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Escape to the Country

Severn Valley Railway

Stourport-on-Severn is the only town in Britain built solely as a consequence of the coming of the canals. Its working history goes as far back as the 1780s with a wide variety of industries, such as brass and iron foundries. This is a superb destination for a peaceful, relaxing break so sit back and drink in the beautiful views over the River Severn and the meadows beyond.

4

Days

Holiday code: UESORS

from

£279

A Door to Door* Tour MENZIES STOURPORT MANOR – STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN

Your Excursions Lichfield En route to Stourport we stop at the lovely cathedral city of Lichfield. Bewdley & the Severn Valley Railway Today we head to Bewdley, a pretty Georgian town where we enjoy some free time. Then it’s time to step aboard the Severn Valley Railway for a scenic journey to Bridgenorth. Eastnor Castle & Ledbury Today we visit the lovely Eastnor Castle with the magnificent Malvern Hills as a glorious

Set within acres of beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Kidderminster, our chosen hotel is a contemporary country house hotel with comfortable lounges, brasserie restaurant and an inviting bar.

backdrop. We also include some free time in Ledbury, home to some of the finest timbered buildings in the country. Wollaton Hall Eastnor Castle

4 DAYS FROM ONLY £279

On our last day we break our return journey with a visit to Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, an Elizabethan mansion set in a delightful deer park.

Fri 25 Apr

£279

Thu 31 Jul

£289

Thu 4 Sep

£289

Single room supplement £45

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UESTMS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Cotswolds countryside

Cream of the Cotswolds 5

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£339

This stunning region is famous for its charming honey-coloured villages and historic market towns all set against a backdrop of rolling countryside. The Cotswolds offers so much to see from beautiful arboreta, grand manor houses and gardens to quaint churches in quiet backwaters and age-old archaeological sites. The Regency Spa town of Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for almost three hundred years, when the first natural spring was discovered. The town boasts outstanding architecture and fine town houses along with stylish shopping and colourful parks.

Holiday Itinerary Cheltenham

Sunday. Our tour begins with a visit to Tewkesbury, a charming town where time has stood still as the medieval character is perfectly preserved as a living museum. We arrive at the hotel with time to settle in prior to dinner. Monday. Today we are joined by our blue badge guide for a full day touring the beautiful Cotswolds. Enjoy the informative tour taking in the best of the pretty towns and villages with some free time along the way to have a bite to eat or take a photo or two. With many a tale to tell, our guide will expertly take us on a journey of times past and there may even be a little scandal along the way! Tuesday. We enjoy a full day in Cheltenham with lots to see and do in the attractive Regency town. Take a stroll along the

historic Promenade, squares and terraces admiring the town houses with their intricate iron work balconies and painted stucco façades. There are stylish shops and restaurants as well as award winning gardens to enjoy. Wednesday. Today we visit the Southern Cotswolds taking in Cirencester, charming Minchinhampton and Tetbury. We include a visit to Westonbirt Arboretum, an internationally renowned tree collection and heritage landscape managed by the Forestry Commission. This unique attraction features sixteen thousand trees from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates. Planting was started in the 1850s by Robert Holford, the rich Victorian landowner to whom the Westonbirt estate then belonged. Thursday. Following breakfast we head for home returning via the city of Lichfield with its famous three spired magnificent cathedral and bustling city centre with a wide range of shops and places to enjoy a bite to eat.

Cheltenham

THISTLE CHELTENHAM PARK – CHELTENHAM

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £339

Sun 27 Apr

£339

Sun 3 Aug

£349

Sun 22 Jun

£349

Sun 26 Oct

£339

Single room supplement £88

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Luxury coach travel Door to Door* collection Set in attractive landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Cheltenham, this contemporary four star hotel offers elegant bedrooms, an inviting lounge bar and a restaurant serving enticing menus.

Full holiday itinerary

Holiday code: UECHTS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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SPECIAL HALF PRICE ROOM UPGRADES AVAILABLE

NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT

Holme Lacy, Herefordshire

5

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£399

An elegant and picturesque Grade 1 listed country house nestling in the beautiful Wye Valley. The house combines graceful grandeur with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Unwind in one of the drawing rooms, lounges or bars or stroll the grounds. For the more energetic, there are tennis courts, archery, bowls and a leisure centre to keep you busy.

Your Excursions Hereford & Ledbury

Hereford is home to a host of attractions including the Mappa Mundi Centre and Cider Museum. Next we visit the pretty town of Ledbury with its picturesque black and white buildings. Ross on Wye & Gloucester We begin in the beautiful market town of Ross on Wye, then head to Gloucester, home to the famous Gloucester Cathedral and Victorian Docks.

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £399

Mon 14 Apr

£399

Mon 21 Jul

£439

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement Holiday code: UEHOWS

Cricket St Thomas, Somerset

5

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£429

A charming Grade II listed Manor House with its own wildlife park, set in a delightful Somerset valley. This is where the popular TV series To the Manor Born was filmed, turning the house and grounds into overnight stars. Oozing with charm and elegance and with facilities which are second to none, you’ll really not want to go home.

Your Excursions Lyme Regis & West Bay

This area forms part of the Jurassic Coast, however that’s not its only claim to fame as more recently West Bay was used as a location in the TV drama series Broadchurch. We spend time in both of these popular resorts. Sherborne & Shaftesbury Historic Sherborne boasts two castles and pretty cobbled streets with an array of fascinating independent retailers. Breathtaking views over Blackmore Vale can be enjoyed from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.

5 DAYS ONLY £429

Mon 12 May

Mon 22 Sep

Limited number of single rooms available without supplement Holiday code: UECRWS

PRICES INCLUDE

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

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SEE PAGE 35 FOR GOOD COMPANIONS JERSEY BY AIR HOLIDAYS

Great getaways in good company New places

New faces

New friends

Looking to take a holiday but have nobody to share the experience? Good Companions holidays are designed especially with you in mind. Many people on their own tell us they dearly want to get away for a holiday but can’t find a tour operator who really understands the needs of the solo traveller. Some say they didn’t fancy being alone on a coach full of couples and families. Many feel a holiday just isn’t the same without pals to share the fun. Others confide they find it hard to pluck up the confidence to introduce themselves to new people. For all these reasons we came up with Good Companions – holidays and excursions designed especially for the single holidaymaker. On these tours our friendly host will invite you to a reception where you’ll be gently encouraged to meet and mingle with fellow travellers. Before long you’ll be laughing and relaxing in the company of newfound friends. What’s more, there are no annoying single room supplements to pay. We firmly believe no other holiday company works so hard for the mature solo traveller!

All Good Companions holidays feature†: Return luxury coach travel Dinner, B&B Welcome reception Services of a Good Companions host No single room supplement Holiday insurance Door to Door* collection *See page 4 for Door to Door details. † Some benefits may not apply to specific day tours or events.

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River Avon

Beautiful Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Middle England Magic from

5

5

£319

Days

Days

Our base is the lovely Drayton Manor Hotel, a modern four star hotel set amidst two hundred and eighty acres of lakes and parkland. This area abounds with natural beauty and historic architecture.

Your Holiday Itinerary Mon. We travel via Bakewell arriving at the hotel to settle in before dinner. Tue. We meet our guide in Stratford-upon-Avon for a tour of this historic town. Set on the banks of the serene River Avon. Wed. A real treat today as we tour the West Midlands Safari Park from the comfort of the coach. Thu. Our first call is at the National Arboretum, the UK’s living centre of remembrance. We then continue to Lichfield for some leisure time. Fri. Returning home we call at Wollaton Park, a spectacular Elizabethan mansion and deer park.

A Door to Door* Tour

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £319

Mon 24 Mar

£319

Robin Hood statue

only

£369

Let’s head south to the delightful resort of Bournemouth with its golden sandy beaches and acres of glorious gardens. The superb Chine Hotel is our base with views over Surf Reef.

Your Holiday Itinerary Mon. We travel south to our hotel where the evening begins with a pre dinner drink. Tue. This morning we venture into the glorious New Forest with its lush scenery and famous ponies. We then head to the pretty harbour town of Christchurch where there’s some time at leisure. Wed. Enjoy a full day excursion visiting the delightful market town of Dorchester and the lovely seaside resort of Weymouth. Thu. A day at leisure to enjoy Bournemouth.

A Door to Door* Tour

Fri. Heading north we return to our local areas.

5 DAYS ONLY £369

Mon 16 Jun

£339

Holiday code: UETADS

Cliffs of Moher

Robin Hood Country 5

Days

Mon 28 Apr

Mon 6 Oct

Holiday code: UEBOCS

Galway Getaway

only

5

£369

Traditional market towns and legendary tales of Robin Hood and his adventures in the magnificent Sherwood Forest create an interesting break. The contemporary Mercure Nottingham is an ideal base for exploring this fabled region.

Days

only

£449

Gorgeous Galway is a thriving city on the western coast of Ireland, a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches, cobbled streets and a meandering promenade. Set in glorious countryside our base is The Lough Rea Hotel.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Your Holiday Itinerary

Mon. We travel via Bakewell arriving at the hotel in Nottingham mid afternoon.

Sun. We take the ferry from Holyhead to Ireland and continue to our luxurious hotel.

Tue. A visit to Nottingham Castle followed by free time. This evening we take a cruise on the River Trent.

Mon. A lovely day in County Clare’s amazing and changing landscape, visiting the impressive Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating limestone landscape of the Burren.

Wed. In search of Robin Hood we visit Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, with free time for a stroll prior to an afternoon in the historic market town of Newark. Thu. We enjoy a pork pie making demonstration in Melton Mowbray followed by a journey on the Steam Railway.

A Door to Door* Tour

Fri. We return home via the lovely city of Lincoln.

5 DAYS ONLY £369

Mon 11 Aug PRICE INCLUDES

Tue. We head to Ennis, a picturesque market town, before we enjoy a cruise on the River Shannon taking in Ireland’s beautiful countryside. Wed. A free day in Galway city to explore its cobbled streets.

A Door to Door* Tour

Thu. Fond farewells to Ireland as we travel homewards.

5 DAYS ONLY £449 Holiday code: UENOMS

Sun 5 Oct

Holiday code: UIGALS

Dinner, B&B | Return luxury coach travel | Welcome reception | Services of a Good Companions host | No single room supplement | Holiday insurance | Door to Door* collection

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Elegant Eastbourne

Eastbourne Carpet Gardens

London

only

5

This lovely resort is situated on the edge of the spectacular South Downs and boasts three miles of level promenade, fine architecture and fabulous carpet gardens. We stay at the recently refurbished Shoreview Hotel.

Your Holiday Itinerary Mon. We arrive in Eastbourne late afternoon to settle in before dinner. Tue. Our first excursion takes us to Brighton with its stunning Royal Pavilion, glorious beaches and fabulous parks and gardens. Wed. We head to Lewes, a historic market town, continuing onwards to the lovely resort of Worthing where the afternoon is free to explore. Thu. A full day at leisure in our resort. Fri. Sadly we leave the south coast and return to our local areas.

A Door to Door* Tour 5 DAYS ONLY £299

Days

We enjoy some of the highlights on offer in London without the hustle and bustle of staying in the city. Our base is the lovely Park Inn Thurrock, from where we explore our capital and its surroundings.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Mon. Making a refreshment stop en route we arrive mid afternoon to relax before dinner. Tue. We head to London and take a Thames River Cruise followed by a flight on the London Eye. Wed. Taking a drive through Kent, “the Garden of England” we visit Canterbury, famous for its cathedral. Thu. Our first stop is enchanting Eltham Palace, full of 1930s Art Deco decadence. We then continue to Greenwich for free time.

A Door to Door* Tour

Fri. Returning north we break our journey in Lincoln.

Holiday code: UEEASS

Thu 31 Jul

5

Days

Royal Tunbridge Wells only

5

£369

Days

Let’s head to the beautiful border country, where we explore the pretty border towns and glorious countryside. Tinto House Hotel is our base, situated at the foot of Tinto Hill in five acres of landscaped grounds.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Sun. We call in Berwick-upon-Tweed, arriving at our hotel mid afternoon. Mon. Today we visit the Falkirk Wheel and include a fifty minute journey that lifts the boat up to join the Union Canal thirty five meters above. Tue. A visit to Edinburgh with a blue badge guided tour, followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Wed. A full day taking in the border towns of Galashiels, Peebles and Melrose with some free time at the Dawyck Garden Centre. Thu. Heading for home we call in Carlisle.

PRICE INCLUDES

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Holiday code: UETHPS

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Borders Breakaway

Sun 6 Jul

£399

5 DAYS ONLY £399

Mon 13 Oct

Edinburgh

5 DAYS ONLY £369

only

5

£299

Days

Mon 31 Mar

London with a Difference

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£399

Discover the lovely spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its elegant regency architecture and pretty clapboard cottages all surrounded by beautiful countryside. We stay at the lovely Mercure Tunbridge Wells hotel.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Mon. Arriving at the hotel, meet your fellow Good Companions over a fruit punch before dinner. Tue. We enjoy a guided tour of Rochester followed by a visit to Chatham. Maybe visit the historic Dockyards or step back in time with a visit to Dickens’s World. Wed. Today we head to Kent’s oldest commercial vineyards for a tour and a taster or two before we continue to Canterbury. Thu. Time at leisure in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

A Door to Door* Tour

Fri. Sadly, following breakfast we head for home.

5 DAYS ONLY £399 Holiday code: USBITS

Mon 27 Oct

Holiday code: UETUMS

Dinner, B&B | Return luxury coach travel | Welcome reception | Services of a Good Companions host | No single room supplement | Holiday insurance | Door to Door* collection

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Killarney & The Ring of Kerry

Welcome to

Ireland 7

Days

only

£499

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With stunning scenery and the warmest of Irish welcomes, we return to charming Killarney for a truly memorable tour of this splendid corner of the Emerald Isle. Now Ireland’s premier visitor destination, Killarney is awash with traditional pubs, cafés and interesting shops. We also visit the exquisite Ring of Kerry, an unspoilt region of spectacular beauty. This leisurely paced holiday includes overnight stays in the Dublin area on both the outward and return journeys.

CASTLEROSSE HOTEL – KILLARNEY

Your Excursions

Guided Tour of the Ring of Kerry A tour guide will regale us with the mysterious legends and tall tales that make the magical Ring of Kerry so famous the whole world over. Dingle Peninsula On another day we head to the Dingle Peninsula, a mountainous finger of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean with a fascinating archaeological heritage and natural beauty that takes your breath away. Killarney A day at leisure in Killarney allows you to explore at your own pace. You could take a cruise on Lough Leane or visit Ross Castle and maybe take a ride on the famous jaunting cars.

Kerry

A Door to Door* Tour

This lovely hotel is situated in one of the most scenic spots in Ireland, offering a relaxed atmosphere with a leisure club including indoor pool, panoramic Grosvenor Restaurant and Mulligans traditional pub.

7 DAYS ONLY £499

Fri 23 May

Fri 12 Sep Single room supplement £125

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach & ferry travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UIKICS

Derry

Delightful Donegal & Derry House Party

s

A Door to Door* Tour

5

Days

only

£299

Set on a hill above the majestic River Swilly, Letterkenny is the largest town in the breathtakingly beautiful region of County Donegal. The rugged coastline is sprinkled with gorgeous sandy beaches that glisten against a backdrop of mountains and moors. There really is something for everyone in this most glorious part of Ireland. Our holiday includes four nights of lively entertainment in our stylish hotel.

CLANREE HOTEL – LETTERKENNY

Your Excursions Guided Tour of Derry

We take a fascinating trip to Derry, where we are joined by our guide for a walking tour of the city’s ancient walls. There will also be some free time to explore the city and perhaps visit the Tower Museum. Donegal & Belleek On another day we head to Donegal Town, situated on Donegal Bay with a small harbour where the Eske River enters the Bay. We also make a visit to the Belleek

The Clanree is the essence of good taste, with a spacious restaurant, the Tara Bar that features live Irish music most nights and a leisure club with indoor pool.

Shopping Outlet. Glenveigh National Park & Letterkenny A morning excursion to Glenveigh National Park, set in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains a chance to take in the glorious landscape and maybe visit the Victorian Mansion. The afternoon is at leisure in Letterkenny.

5 DAYS ONLY £299

Mon 14 Apr

Mon 6 Oct Single room supplement £40

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach & ferry travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UILECS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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The Wicklow Mountains, Ballykissangel & Dublin

Wicklow

5

Days

only

£329

Explore the delights of the green hinterland along with the contrasting treasures of cosmopolitan Dublin on this fascinating holiday. Extending over much of County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, the picturesque Wicklow Mountains National Park boasts a landscape of chocolate box vistas showcasing verdant forests, twisting mountain roads, fast flowing streams and lush valleys.

A Door to Door* Tour HAMLET COURT HOTEL – ENFIELD

Your Excursions

Wicklow Mountains & Ballykissangel Country Enjoy a real feeling of wilderness as we explore this fertile conservation park, taking in the stunning views. We return via Avoca, the filming location for the hit television series Ballykissangel. Dublin Renowned for its numerous tourist attractions such as St Patrick’s Cathedral, the

Set in the heart of the quaint village of Johnstownbridge close to Enfield on the border between Counties Kildare and Meath, this award winning hotel bursts with charm, style and character.

Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Dublinia Viking Exhibition and an ancient castle to name but a few, you’ll never be short of things to do and see in the Fair City! Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre & Kildare Today we visit the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre on the site of the original distillery Tullamore Distillery

to learn the story of Irish whiskey making. We proceed to the friendly and fascinating

5 DAYS ONLY £329

Mon 9 Jun Single room supplement £20

ancient town of Kildare. Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach & ferry travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UIENHS

Bunratty Castle

County Clare & the Cliffs of Moher A Door to Door* Tour Situated in the mid-west of Ireland, County Clare boasts breathtaking scenery and a wonderfully warm welcome. Clare is a magical county, full of surprise and contrast, from the majestic Cliffs of Moher through the lunar landscape of the Burren and the gorgeous seascapes that stud the region’s glorious coastline.

5

Days

only

£349

LAKESIDE HOTEL & LEISURE CLUB – KILLALOE

Your Excursions Bunratty Castle and Folk Park & Limerick Today we head to Bunratty Castle, a medieval fortress restored to its former glory. The Folk Park is a charming recreation of a nineteenth century village street complete with school, post office, hardware shop and, of course, a pub! We proceed to the lively city of Limerick. Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Perfumery The magnificent Cliffs of Moher stretch for five miles along the Atlantic coast and offer amazing views. We also visit the rugged limestone landscape of the Burren and call at Ireland’s oldest working perfumery.

With a lovely lakeside location and a restaurant serving good food along with pretty gardens and excellent leisure facilities including indoor pool, our chosen hotel is a great base for exploring the area.

Ennis & River Shannon Cruise Cliffs of Moher

On another day we make our way to Ennis, a picturesque market town. There will be free time to explore before we take a cruise on the River Shannon.

5 DAYS ONLY £349

Mon 5 May

Mon 6 Oct

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach & ferry travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: UIKILS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Grand Tour of Ireland 8

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£599

Experience the very best that Ireland has to offer on this fascinating tour of contrasts. Highlights include vibrant Belfast, a dramatically transformed city boasting splendid visitor attractions such as the enthralling Titanic Experience. The mystical Giant’s Causeway features unique rock formations and at the Old Bushmills Distillery you’ll be transported back in time and might even meet the resident ghost! Soak up the sumptuous Donegal scenery and explore the historic port of Sligo. The Ring of Kerry offers an amazing insight into the county’s ancient heritage with Iron Age forts, old monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age. Then there’s Dublin Fair City, home to the Guinness Storehouse, Viking exhibitions, Trinity College, traditional pubs and even a leprechaun museum. Add on Letterkenny, Tralee and Galway and you truly have a sightseer’s feast.

Holiday Itinerary Thursday. We journey to Stranraer for our ferry crossing to Belfast and check into the city centre Ramada Encore Hotel for two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast.

and check into the opulent Clanree Hotel for an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Sunday. Our treat today is our visit to Donegal to explore this unique region set amidst stunning mountain and sea

Titanic Experience

Friday. A terrific day beginning with a guided tour of cosmopolitan Belfast taking in the best of this great city including the Crumlin Road Jail, old Cathedral Quarter, Queens University and the political murals. Afterwards, we head to the Titanic Experience where you can relive the story of this tragic liner over nine galleries with special effects and interactive zones.

vistas. We then make our way to Sligo for some

Saturday. Enjoy an excursion to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and geological wonder before continuing to Bushmills Distillery for an insight into the production of Irish whiskey. Late afternoon we head to lively Letterkenny

Tuesday. A holiday highlight as we explore the awesome

sightseeing before checking in for our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay at the stylish Galway Oyster Hotel. Monday. A free morning in gorgeous Galway before our adventure continues as we head to magical Tralee, a town of song, dance and fun. Our base here for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast is the family-run Central Hotel, ideally situated in the hub of Tralee.

Ring of Kerry with its fine beaches and ancient monuments. Wednesday. We head to Dublin where we take in a guided tour of the superb landmarks and attractions. Later it’s our final stop on this wonderful holiday as we arrive at the modern four star Plaza Hotel. Thursday. A free morning in Dublin before we board our afternoon ferry to Holyhead and then continue home.

YOUR HOTELS You will stay in en suite accommodation in a series of quality hotels from the Glenton Palmer collection. Please see itinerary for details.

8 DAYS ONLY £599

Thu 3 Jul Single room supplement £150

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Luxury coach and ferry travel Door to Door* collection Full holiday itinerary Dublin

Holiday code: UIGTIS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Welcome to

Scotland Scenic Trains of Scotland

5

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£399

Visit the heart of the stunning Highlands with a fabulous opportunity to see this beautiful area of Scotland, not from the road but by train. The railway journeys we have chosen travel through the stunning countryside seamlessly without a glitch on the landscape, so sit back and relax in your seat as we travel past glorious mountain ranges and crystal clear lochs. We include the famous West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig, a trip on the charming Strathspey Steam Railway and the breathtaking run between the Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness.

Fort William

Holiday Itinerary Monday. We set off for Scotland and arrive in Aviemore late afternoon.

Hilton Coylumbridge

Tuesday. Today we follow in Michael Palin’s footsteps and travel from the Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness, as featured in the television series Great Railway Journeys of the World. This line is one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world; the views are incredible with historic Scotland just metres away. The landscape changes from beautiful wooded hillsides to the shores of Loch Garve and possibly the most dramatic part of the line is that which is carved through the solid rock that leads to Kyle Pier. Wednesday. We take a nostalgic trip on the famous Strathspey Steam Railway, travelling

through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains on the most scenic steam heritage railway in Scotland. The train travels from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill, better known as Glenbogle to fans of the television drama Monarch of the Glen. The railway is an extraordinary feat of engineering – just imagine the struggle faced by the men who laid the tracks through this mountainous area. Thursday. Our third excursion takes us over forty miles along the dramatic West Highland Line to Mallaig. Our journey begins at Fort William, situated at the end of the Great Glen in the shadow of the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis. We pass Loch Morar, Loch Nevis, many picturesque villages and the sandy beaches of Polnish. Our final destination is the busy fishing port of Mallaig, overlooking the luscious Isle of Skye, where you can explore the Heritage Centre or visit the Kipper Smokery! Friday. We bid farewell to bonnie Scotland and head for home.

HILTON COYLUMBRIDGE RESORT - AVIEMORE

5 DAYS ONLY £399

Mon 19 May

Mon 15 Sep

Single room supplement £100

Close to Aviemore, this four star hotel is set in a woodland estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Enjoy a dram in the cosy Woodshed Bar or sip a pre-dinner cocktail in the elegant lounge.

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Luxury coach travel Door to Door* collection Excursions as stated Holiday code: USAVHS

Strathspey Steam Railway

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Borders Breakaway A Door to Door* Tour The Scottish Borders stretch from the rolling hills and moorland in the west through gentler valleys to the rich

MERCURE BARONY CASTLE HOTEL – PEEBLES

agricultural plains of the east and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline, making it a lovely area to visit any time of the year.

4

Days

from

£259

Falkirk Wheel

Your Excursions

Berwick-upon-Tweed We break our outward journey at Berwick-upon-Tweed, the most northerly town in England. Falkirk Wheel & Glasgow The Falkirk Wheel is an amazing feat of engineering. We include a fifty minute boat journey that lifts our vessel up to join the Union Canal thirty five meters above! We also spend time in cosmopolitan Glasgow. Edinburgh Our day in Scotland’s handsome capital includes a blue badge guided tour, followed by time to do some independent sightseeing or shopping. Borders Tour A full day exploring the pretty border towns of Galashiels, Peebles and Melrose with free time at the colourful Dawyck Botanical Gardens. Carlisle On our way home we pause in the historic Cumbrian city of Carlisle. Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

This imposing historic hotel is located in twenty five acres of tranquil gardens and woodland. Behind the historic façade you will find a modern and elegant hotel.

4 DAYS FROM ONLY £259

Sun 23 Mar

£259

Sun 18 May

£279

Holiday code: USEDBS

Rosslyn Chapel

Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel & Royal Yacht Britannia Enjoy a short break to Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh with time to browse the shops or do a little sightseeing.

A Door to Door* Tour HILTON – EDINBURGH

There are also visits included to two world famous attractions, Rosslyn Chapel and Royal Yacht Britannia. Rosslyn Chapel is unique for the beauty of its carvings and the mystery and intrigue

4

Days

famously featured in the bestseller The Da Vinci Code. The Royal

from

£299

Yacht Britannia was the perfect royal residence at sea.

Your Excursions Carlisle

On our first day we travel north via the lovely city of Carlisle. Rosslyn Chapel, Leith & the Royal Yacht Britannia Today we visit stunning Rosslyn Chapel, renowned for its intricate carvings and unique statuary. We continue to the lovely waterfront at Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen’s floating “home away from home”. Edinburgh

Located close to the airport the hotel offers stylish and comfortable accommodation. Dining is a pleasure in the restaurant and a refreshing drink can be enjoyed in the welcoming bar.

You won’t struggle to fill a day at leisure in Edinburgh. Perhaps you’ll head to Holyrood, home of the Scottish Parliament or visit the famous castle that towers above the handsome city centre. Royal Yacht Britannia

4 DAYS FROM £299

Durham On our way home we enjoy some free time in the delightful city of Durham.

Sat 10 May

£299

Sat 11 Oct

£319

Single room supplement £60

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: USEDHS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Isle of Skye

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Isle of Skye & Rum

5

Days

only

£359

Based in picturesque Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye, this Hebridean village nestles around a delightful harbour full of colourful boats mirrored in the sparkling water. Our island adventure combines the magic of Skye, the best known of the Inner Hebrides, with a visit to Rum, the largest of the “small isles”. Highlights include numerous opportunities to gorge your senses on lush Scottish scenery and a visit to Kinloch Castle where we enjoy a private tour with lunch.

Dunvegan Castle & Portree Standing on a rock on Skye’s west coast between the sea and lovely gardens is Dunvegan Castle, where we take a guided tour before continuing to Portree with its enchanting harbour packed with fishing boats. Trotternish Peninsula Our final excursion takes us to Skye’s northern shore with its bizarre rock formations, pinnacles and pillars. Here we take in the sights and then visit the Museum of Island Life, where we learn how crofter communities once lived. Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach & ferry travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

KINGS ARMS HOTEL – KYLEAKIN

Your Excursions

The Isle of Rum We sail to Mallaig where we board MV Lochnevis and savour the mountain scenery as we sail across to Rum. We’re met by our guide who takes us on a tour of Kinloch Castle followed by lunch.

Isle of Skye

A Door to Door* Tour

Oban

Perfectly located in the charming village of Kyleakin, the welcoming Kings Arms Hotel enjoys panoramic views across the Kyle of Lochalsh. It features comfortable lounges, bars and a spacious restaurant.

5 DAYS ONLY £359

Mon 28 Apr

Mon 29 Sep

Limited number of single rooms without supplement Holiday code: USISKS

Oban & the Isle of Mull

5

Days

from

£339

Oban is a truly magical and memorable place to stay and has become one of the major holiday centres in the West Highlands. The town bustles with life and the harbour is busy with boats heading out to the other islands including Mull, a mystical island home to the colourful houses of Tobermory. It enjoys a rich history and an abundance of wildlife – look out for red deer, otters, seals and eagles amongst the flora and fauna.

A Door to Door* Tour COLUMBA HOTEL – OBAN

Your Excursions Glencoe & Fort William Our visit begins in the village of Glencoe, a charming settlement in the heart of perhaps the most spectacular scenery in all the highlands. We proceed to Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands and a favourite location for the makers of such films as Braveheart and Harry Potter. Isle of Mull & Iona We take the ferry to Mull, where our guide joins us and we discover pristine beaches and unspoilt landscapes. We spend time in Tobermory before driving back down the

Standing on the North Pier overlooking the bay and town, the Columba Hotel is a landmark Victorian building which features the popular Harbour Bar and restaurant where guests can sample traditional Scottish cuisine.

island and hopping over to Iona, a peaceful island home to fascinating Iona Abbey, birthplace of Celtic Christianity. 5 DAYS FROM ONLY £339

Iona

Fri 11 Apr

£339

Sat 21 Jun

£359

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach & ferry travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: USOBCS

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Orkney

Orkney & Shetland 6

Days Skara Brae, Orkney

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£579

Orkney’s landscapes and seascapes are truly inspirational – beautiful green stretches of fields strikingly set against dramatic seas, sparkling beaches and towering cliffs. The endless feast for the eyes continues with the circle of standing stones known as the Ring of Brodgar and the pretty harbour of Stromness. Romantic Shetland is equally picturesque with its long clear shoreline, arches, caves and the historic capital Scalloway with its ruined castle and fascinating museum. On this wonderfully scenic holiday we enjoy relaxing stays in the Edinburgh area and Thurso before exploring the unique destinations of the Orkney and Shetland Isles aboard a stylish and comfortable Northlink Ferry.

INCLUDES ISLAND MINI-CRUISE

Holiday Itinerary Thursday. We make our way to Edinburgh for our overnight stay at a quality hotel with dinner included. Friday. Continuing north we make our way to Thurso, the most northerly town on the British mainland and home to some staggeringly beautiful scenery. We stay for two nights at the comfortable Royal Hotel, renowned for its warm welcome and relaxed dining.

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

included) while sailing past Britain’s highest vertical cliffs. Watch out for the fabled Old Man of Hoy. We arrive in Stromness, Orkney mid afternoon when we will be met by our local guide. Enjoy a tour that includes the World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and Scapa Flow. In the evening we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before boarding the ferry in Kirkwall and settling into our comfortable en suite cabins.

Saturday. After breakfast we enjoy a spectacular day exploring stunning mountain and coastal scenery as we journey via the Kyle of Tongue and through the rugged landscape of North West Sutherland, an area replete with memories of the Highland Clearances, one of the most brutal episodes in Scottish history when peasant farmers were forcibly removed from their land.

Monday. We arrive in Lerwick, Shetland and enjoy

Sunday. After breakfast we head to Scrabster where we board our vessel, the MV Hamnavoe. Perhaps you’ll

Tuesday. We breakfast on board the ship before rejoining

ROYAL HOTEL THURSO Located in the centre of Thurso the Royal Hotel provides a comfortable base offering good Scottish fare in the traditional style restaurant. This modest but friendly two star property is ideally situated for our mini-cruise departure.

choose to linger over lunch on board (available but not

breakfast on board. Our local guide joins us for a fascinating day tour of the island. Highlights include the outstanding site of Jarlshof in the south, Scalloway Castle and Museum and Shetland’s world famous ponies. There will be time to look around lovely Lerwick and perhaps grab a spot of lunch. We rejoin our ship for an early evening departure for Aberdeen, enjoying dinner on board.

the coach and making our way homewards.

NORTHLINK FERRIES These purpose built ferries offer the very highest standards of safety and comfort. On board you’ll find lounges, bars, excellent shops, a cinema, sun deck and extremely comfortable en suite cabins.

6 DAYS ONLY £579

Thu 18 Sep Outside cabin supplement £20

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Luxury coach & ferry travel Door to Door* collection Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: USTHRS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Viking Festival

Largs Viking Festival From fighting to friendship, come and learn about how the

A Door to Door* Tour MENZIES HOTEL – IRVINE

Vikings and Scots lived during the Battle of Largs. Enjoy the mouthwatering food and treats on offer in the Scottish food and craft markets or sample fare from Europe and beyond.

4

Days

There’s musical entertainment, re-enactments and air displays all

only

£269

taking place within the lovely seaside resort of Largs.

Your Excursions

Carlisle On our outward journey we pause in the historic Cumbrian city of Carlisle. Largs Viking Festival This world famous festival celebrates Largs’ Viking heritage, most notably the thirteenth century battle and last invasion of Vikings in the UK. See the Viking Village on the promenade where re-enactors live as Vikings demonstrating the skills, trades and crafts of these ancient warriors – as well as a few skirmishes! Glasgow We spend a full day in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city, renowned for its culture and style. Internationally acclaimed museums and galleries sit side by side with fantastic shopping centres and a diverse range of restaurants and bars.

Glasgow

Scottish Borders On our last day we enjoy a stop in the stunning Scottish Borders. Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Loch Lomond

This recently refurbished four star hotel is situated in landscaped grounds with its own nine hole golf course. There is a spacious brasserie style restaurant, cocktail bar and spacious lounge.

4 DAYS ONLY £269

Fri 29 Aug Single room supplement £45

Holiday code: USISKS

Stirling & the Heart of Scotland

5

Days

from

£329

Located in the heart of Scotland with so much to see and do both in the city of Stirling itself and in the surrounding areas. Granted city status as recently as 2001, Stirling combines the cutting edge appeal of a modern university city with a rich history still in evidence in the Old Town and around iconic Stirling Castle. Exploring a little further afield we take in the beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

A Door to Door* Tour GOLDEN LION HOTEL – STIRLING

Your Excursions Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Off we go into the scenic Trossachs making our way to the bonny banks of Loch Lomond and spending time at Loch Lomond Shores with a chance to browse the shops or take a cruise (not included). Perth & St Andrews We begin with a visit to the attractive city of Perth which is flat and compact and is home to the striking Tay Street promenade. We then head to the seaside resort of St Andrew’s, a place of history, learning and culture and home to Scotland’s premier

Located in the heart of historic Stirling, the Golden Lion Hotel has welcomed guests for over two centuries including royalty and even the national bard, Rabbie Burns. Although the building has been modernised over the years much of its traditional charm remains.

university and a world famous golf course. 5 DAYS FROM £329

River Tay, Perth

Sun 6 Apr

£329

Mon 15 Sep

£369

Mon 14 Jul

£369

Mon 27 Oct

£329

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Holiday code: USSTGS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Loch Lomond &

Loch Lomond

The Panda Experience A Door to Door* Tour The historic conservation village of Drymen nestles in the heart

WINNOCK HOTEL – DRYMEN

of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, an area renowned for its stunning scenery. We spend time exploring this beautiful region and also add a visit to Scotland’s capital Edinburgh,

4

Days

packed with history and culture. On two dates we’ve included a visit to

from

£269

Edinburgh Zoo, home to the famous pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang.

Your Excursions

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park The largest freshwater expanse in mainland Britain. We visit the pretty village of Luss as we follow the western shores up in to the Trossachs for a lovely scenic day out. Edinburgh Offering the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary, with impressive architecture, imposing castle, superb shopping and Royal attractions there really is something for everyone in this handsome city.

Set beside the village green in delightful Drymen, the friendly and charming Winnock Hotel offers modern comforts whilst maintaining the character of its origins as an eighteenth century coaching inn.

4 DAYS FROM ONLY £269

Exclusive Panda Experience (March & October dates only) Following free time in Edinburgh we head to the zoo, for an early evening viewing of the pandas with the zoo keeper and a chance to see the new penguin enclosure. We also enjoy a glass of wine and canapés.

Yang Guang

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Arran

Fri 7 Mar

£269

Mon 2 Jun

£269

Fri 31 Oct

£299

Limited number of single rooms without supplement

Holiday code: USDRWS

Ayrshire Coast & the Isle of Arran Irvine is situated on the Ayrshire coast overlooking Irvine Bay and the Firth of Clyde. The town was once the haunt of

A Door to Door* Tour MENZIES HOTEL – IRVINE

Robert Burns and several streets are named after him. The Isle of Arran is full of Celtic myths and legends, steeped in the history, craft and culture of a unique island community.

5

Days

from

£339

Your Excursions

Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop & Visitor Centre En route to Scotland we stop at the UK wedding capital of Gretna Green and visit the old Blacksmiths Shop. The Isle of Arran Often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature, Arran is the most southerly of the Scottish islands. We begin in Brodick on our circular tour experiencing the rolling ‘lowlands’ of the south and the rugged ‘highlands’ of the north. Culzean Castle & Largs Another excursion takes us down the Ayrshire coast to Culzean Castle, magnificently situated in a six hundred acre estate. We take a guided tour of the castle before

This recently refurbished four star hotel is situated in landscaped grounds with its own nine hole golf course. There is a spacious brasserie style restaurant and cocktail bar and spacious lounge.

heading up the coast to the popular seaside resort of Largs. Glasgow Gorgeous Glasgow has been reborn as a city centre of style and vitality set against a Culzean Castle

backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Rheged Centre We break our homeward journey at the Rheged Centre in the lovely Lake District.

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £339

Mon 28 Apr

£339

Mon 7 Jul

£379

Single room supplement £60 Holiday code: USIRMS

See page 2 for details of Select. *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Welcome to

Llandudno

Wales

Llandudno is known as the “Queen of Welsh Resorts” and with very good reason. Lying on a sandy bay between the limestone headlands of Great and Little Orme, with Snowdonia towering in the background, it is undoubtedly one of the most elegant seaside towns in the United Kingdom.

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from

£329

MERRION HOTEL – LLANDUDNO

Your Excursions

Chester We break our outward journey with a stop at the charming city of Chester, just at the border with Wales. Caernarfon and the Welsh Highland Railway Today’s highlight is a scenic journey on the world famous Welsh Highland Railway, travelling coast to coast from picturesque Caernarfon through the Snowdonia National Park and on to the pretty harbour town of Porthmadog. Llanberis Pass We enjoy a scenic drive over the breathtaking Llanberis Pass to the historic village of Llanberis, once a major centre for slate mining and now a popular tourist destination (five day holidays only). Salford Quays On our journey home we pause to enjoy free time at stylish Salford Quays on the outskirts of Manchester.

Llandudno

A Door to Door* Tour

Owned by the Bream family for three generations, the Merrion Hotel is located on the promenade, overlooking the Victorian pier. The award winning food is just one of this hotel’s many attractions.

4 DAYS ONLY £329

5 DAYS FROM £399

Fri 13 Jun

Mon 14 Apr

£399

Fri 19 Sep

Mon 11 Aug

£429

Mon 13 Oct

£399

Single room supplement £40

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

PRICE INCLUDES

Holiday code: UWLLMS

Cardiff

Cardiff & Swansea Bay A Door to Door* Tour

4

Days

only

£239

Modern Cardiff is a city with so much to offer. It’s compact and has a host of interesting and unique attractions as well as quality shopping areas with a difference, all within easy walking distance of each other. Everywhere you go, innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings. On your day at leisure, be sure to explore the delightful redevelopment of Cardiff Bay, the perfect spot for a coffee and a leisurely stroll.

LEGACY CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL HOTEL - TONGWYNLAIS

Your Excursions Gloucester

En route to Cardiff we pause at the city of Gloucester on the stately River Severn. Swansea Bay Beautiful Swansea Bay is blessed with a lively waterfront district that offers great shopping, a host of visitor attractions and is within easy walking distance of the vibrant centre of the “city by the sea”. Cardiff A day at leisure to explore the masterpiece of regeneration that is today’s Cardiff.

A lovely three star hotel nestled beneath Castle Coch in the village of Tongwynlais, a short drive from Cardiff. Facilities include modern comfortable bedrooms, the welcoming Valley Lounge Bar and Hillside Restaurant.

Attractions include stylish Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle, a gothic fairytale fantasy slap bang in the city centre. Tall Ships, Gloucester

4 DAYS ONLY £239

Worcester On our way home we enjoy free time in wonderful Worcester, home to a twelfth century Cathedral and, of course, the birthplace of the world famous Worcestershire Sauce!

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Luxury coach travel | Door to Door* collection | Excursions as stated

Thu 26 Jun

Holiday code: UWCAMS

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Channel Islands For 2014 we’re delighted to present our biggest ever selection of holidays to the Channel Islands. One of our favourite destinations, this is a unique collection of islands where British and French influences meet. Our holidays are based on the largest and most popular island, Jersey, where you will encounter a heady mix of stunning scenery, amazing coastlines, pretty villages and towns as well as a rich heritage waiting to be discovered. You can choose to travel by air or sea. All holidays include our free Door to Door* collection service and, as an added bonus, insurance† is included on all our air departures.

AIR HOLIDAYS INCLUDE INSURANCE†

ALL JERSEY HOLIDAYS INCLUDE DOOR TO DOOR* COLLECTION

Every hotel featured has been carefully chosen for its good standard of accommodation, desirable location and excellent facilities. Whether you’re looking to jet off for a short break or a leisurely adventure we’re sure you’ll find the perfect holiday on the next few pages.

FLIGHT INFORMATION DEPART

ARRIVE

Newcastle

13:45

Jersey

15:30

Jersey

15:05

Newcastle

16:55

Please note valid approved photo ID is required. Flights are with Easyjet and may be subject to changes of schedule.

*See page 4 for Door to Door details. † See page 5 for insurance information.

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Jersey

Jersey By Air A Door to Door* Tour Jersey offers a wonderful mix of sandy beaches and hidden coves, sleepy villages and narrow winding roads, along with a host of visitor attractions. The island’s capital is St Helier, a lively town buzzing with life behind its pretty waterfront. There is a pedestrianised shopping area, open air markets and numerous pavement cafés. Howard Davis Park is a wonderful retreat with its luxurious plants that thrive in the island’s glorious mild climate.

BEST WESTERN ROYAL HOTEL – ST HELIER

MONTEREY HOTEL – ST HELIER

Our elegant hotel is ideally located close to St Helier’s pedestrian shopping district. It has been

The Monterey Hotel is a friendly and comfortable place to stay in St Helier. A key feature is the

subject to major refurbishment in recent years, making it a supremely comfortable base. The

luxury indoor pool complex, including steam room, spa bath and mini gym. A large outdoor

award-winning restaurant uses fresh local produce to provide a great dining experience.

pool is also available for guests. The hotel is perfectly situated for the island’s bus network.

8 DAYS FROM £579

8 DAYS FROM £649

Single room supplement applies.

Single room supplement applies.

NORFOLK HOTEL – ST HELIER

FORT D'AUVERGNE HOTEL – ST HELIER

Our centrally located family run hotel prides itself on providing faultless and friendly service.

This traditionally styled hotel in St Helier boasts a truly great location, bordered by the sea and

Enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool, sip a cool drink on the sun terrace, have fun in the

sandy beach on two sides. Fabulous views can be enjoyed from the restaurant and indoor pool

games room or simply unwind in the pretty garden.

complex.

8 DAYS FROM £469 Single room supplement applies.

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8 DAYS FROM £589 Single room supplement applies.

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Jersey

£70 DISCOUNT

FIVE HAND PICKED HOTELS

AIR HOLIDAYS INCLUDE INSURANCE†

ON 8 DAY HOLIDAYS BOOKED BEFORE MARCH 31 (excludes Westhill Hotel and Norfolk Hotel)

WESTHILL HOTEL – ST HELIER Standing in acres of woodland on the rural outskirts of St Helier with beautiful south facing lawns, this outstanding family run hotel boasts fantastic facilities. Wander through the immaculate landscaped gardens, take a dip in the outdoor pool or chill out in the jacuzzi. If you work up an appetite, settle down at a shady picnic table and enjoy a tasty treat from the poolside snack bar. The ballroom features a spacious dance floor and, when evening falls, you can look forward to live, musical entertainment. Add on the warmth and friendliness of the staff, comfortable well-appointed bedrooms, delicious food and a regular free courtesy bus to the centre of St Helier and you have the perfect base for a holiday on this beautiful isle.

5 DAYS FROM £429 8 DAYS FROM £569 Single room supplement applies.

5 DAYS

DEPARTS TUESDAYS

Date

May 6

May 20

Jun 10

Jun 24

Jul 8

Jul 22

Aug 12

Aug 26

Sep 9

Sep 16

Westhill Hotel

£429

£439

£469

£469

£499

£499

£479

£479

£479

£479

8 DAYS

DEPARTS SATURDAYS

Date

May 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 Jun 7

Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28

Jul 5

Jul 12

Jul 19

Jul 26

Aug 2

Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20

Best Western Royal

-

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£729

£739

£739

£739

£739

£739

£739

£749

£699

£699

£699

Monterey Hotel

-

£649

£649

£679

£679

£679

£679

£679

£679

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£699

£669

£669

£649

£649

£499

£549

£579

£589

£589

£589

£589

£589

£589

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£479

£469

Fort D’Auvergne Hotel

-

£589

£589

£649

£649

£649

£649

£649

£649

£659

£659

£659

£659

£659

£659

£659

£659

£659

£649

£649

£599

Westhill Hotel

-

£569

£569

£599

£599

£599

£599

£599

£649

£649

£649

£649

£669

£669

£669

£669

£649

£649

£649

£649

£599

Norfolk Hotel

The hotel was fabulous, food excellent, transfers went smoothly and the rep was very helpful. It’s the best holiday Mrs Gavaghan I’ve had!

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Return flights from Newcastle Airport and airport transfers Services of local representative Holiday Insurance

£579

Enjoy the Westhill Hotel on a Good Companions hosted holiday for the mature single traveller.

5 DAYS ONLY £499

Tue 6 May

Tue 30 Sep

A deposit of £200 is payable upon booking, balances due 14 weeks prior to departure. Flights are with Easyjet. Flight details are provisional and are given for guidance only and can be subject to change at short notice. Prices shown are correct at time of printing but you may be subject to an airfare supplement. If so, you will be advised at the time of booking. * See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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La Seigneurie Gardens

Jersey Floral Escape A Door to Door* Tour

8

Days

only

£659

Lying just off the French coast, Jersey’s mild climate combined with long hours of sunshine make this island a gardener’s paradise. One of the many highlights of this garden lover’s dream holiday is a visit to one of the island’s premier floral attractions, Samares Manor. We also offer the rare opportunity to embark on an optional excursion to the Isle of Sark to visit La Seigneurie Gardens.

Your Excursions Monday. We head south for our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay in the south of England.

home to some of the planet’s most endangered species.

Tuesday. After breakfast we make our way to the Condor Fast Ferry Terminal for our crossing to Jersey where we check in at the Fort D’Auvergne Hotel for our five night stay.

Saturday. You’ll love our excursion to stunning Samares Manor, a beautiful mansion set in exquisite grounds that feature a spectacular herb garden. There is also a lovely garden café and gift shop and visitors can explore the farmyard that is home to donkeys and ponies. We proceed to the Eric Young Orchid Foundation. With its hothouses full of gorgeous, exotic blooms, this is one of Jersey’s premier tourist attractions as well as a research station and breeding centre staffed by some of the world’s leading experts in the culture and hybridisation of orchids.

Wednesday. This morning we enjoy a full day familiarisation tour of the island, with the afternoon at leisure to continue sightseeing or simply relax on the beach. Thursday. As there is so much to see and do on this fabulous island we have set aside another day so you can explore some more or enjoy the great facilities at your hotel. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Sark to visit La Seigneurie Gardens?

Eric Young Orchid Foundation

Friday. Today you enjoy more free time to discover your unique holiday destination. Catch the road train from St Helier’s Liberation Square and see local sights, hop on the bus to Jersey Lavender or maybe visit the Durrell Wildlife Zoo,

Sunday. Time to bid farewell as we head for our return fast ferry to the mainland where your coach will be waiting to take you to your overnight dinner, bed and breakfast hotel in the south of England. Monday. After breakfast we head for home.

FORT D'AUVERGNE HOTEL – ST HELIER

8 DAYS ONLY £659

This traditionally styled hotel in St Helier boasts

Mon 25 Aug

a truly great location, bordered by the sea and PRICE INCLUDES

sandy beach on two sides. Fabulous views can

Dinner, B&B

be enjoyed from the restaurant and indoor pool

Door to Door* collection

complex.

Luxury coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: UCIGSTS

Please note that due to road restrictions we are unable to take our coach to the Channel Islands, therefore included excursions will be provided by a local operator and travel by Select coach is only provided whilst in England. For security reasons, you will be responsible for transferring your own luggage on and off the ferries. St Helier

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ALL CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS INCLUDE

Door to Door* COLLECTION

Go Continental Spoil yourself with fifteen cherished days in captivating Europe on our best-selling Grand European Tour and immerse yourself in the history and magnificence of France, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland and Belgium. Also consistently popular are our relaxing river cruises where you glide through the Rhine or Moselle stepping ashore in quaint, traditional villages where time seems to have stood still. Enhancing our brochure for the first time in 2014 is the fairytale paradise of Bavaria. Add on clearcut Glenton Palmer favourites such as Tuscany, Diano Marina and luscious Lake Garda and the only trouble you’ll have is deciding which one to choose. Our continental programme operates in conjunction with our award-winning sister company, Glenton in Glasgow. Like us, Glenton has a reputation for customer service, quality and truly competitive prices. Teaming up with this dynamic company allows us to offer you an even wider range of tours on state of the art luxury coaches. So treat yourself to a continental adventure – seeing new places, meeting new people and sampling local delicacies such as pasta in Italy, tapas in Spain, wine fresh from the vineyards of the Moselle or Black Forest Gateau made in the actual Black Forest!

Now, where’s that passport? *See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Grand European Tour 15 magical days exploring Europe’s finest sights

A Door to Door* Tour Our exclusive Grand European tours sell out year after year as more and more intrepid travellers embark on this wonderful voyage of discovery. With the imaginative and appealing itinerary on these pages, we’re sure this one will be just as popular. Highlights of our 2014 adventure include the French city of Tours, gateway to the lush Loire Valley and brimful of stunning attractions including a magnificent cathedral as well as traditional markets. Spain’s San Sebastian began its journey as a fishing village, grew into a market town and later a military fort. Nowadays, it’s a premier tourist destination, renowned for the beauty of its bay. Andorra nestles on the borders of France and Spain in the heart of the spectacular Pyrenees and promises incomparable beauty. Barcelona and Montpellier are sophisticated, elegant and effervescent cities with countless attractions. The Roman town of Orange presents a stroll through time and culture with its UNESCO monuments and history-laden streets. Basel has one of Europe’s prettiest Old Town’s inspired by its unique location where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. Our unforgettable journey concludes in Belgium where we visit the Flemish town of Ypres and the poignant Flanders Fields Museum. Truly a holiday you will always treasure.

YOUR HOTELS LA TERRASSE HOTEL – TOURS, FRANCE This charming and friendly hotel at the gateway to the Loire Valley features a stylish restaurant and offers a high standard of comfort. Rhine

HOTEL PALACIO DE AIETE – SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN

HOTEL SKI PLAZA – CANILLO, ANDORRA

Set in the typical Pyrenean village of Canillo, this sumptuous five star hotel is decorated in traditional Alpine style and guests enjoy free use of the neighbouring leisure complex.

PARK INN BY RADISSON – ORANGE, FRANCE

Surrounded by vineyards, this stylish and contemporary hotel is conveniently located less than a kilometer from the amphitheatre and has an outdoor pool, garden and sun terrace.

RAMADA PLAZA BASEL HOTEL – BASEL, SWITZERLAND An ultra-modern four star hotel located in the Basel Trade Fair offering the latest in up-to-theminute design as well as astounding views from its thirtieth floor Sky Lounge.

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL – HASSELT, BELGIUM

Enjoying a privileged location in a very exclusive area with panoramic views over San Sebastian, this hotel features a roof top sun terrace and a garden courtyard.

This contemporary hotel enjoys a peaceful location yet is only metres from the city centre and just a few steps will take you onto Demerstraat - an international shopping paradise. A stylish hotel, it features a pleasant terrace overlooking the canal.

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Andorra

Full holiday itinerary

15 DAYS ONLY £1199

Thu 22 May

Holiday code: MCGRTS

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Single room supplement £400

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Chateau de Chenonceau Castle

NEW ITINERARY FOR 2014

15

Days Your Holiday Itinerary Day One. We make our way to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Two. We arrive in Europe and travel through the colourful Loire Valley passing grand castles, river landscapes and celebrated vineyards to the resort of Tours. Tempting Tours features medieval alleyways lined with half-timbered dwellings as well as the Place Plumereau lively square. We check in to La Terrasse Hotel for our two night stay. Day Three. No visit to Tours would be complete without exploring the magnificent five hundred year old Chateau de Chenonceau Castle (entry included) which features a Grand Gallery, intriguing kitchens as well as an exceptional museum displaying Grand Masters paintings and sixteenth century tapestries. Afternoon is free to explore Tours at your own pace. Perhaps discover its history by stopping at the stunning cathedral or St Martin’s Basilica. Day Four. This morning we say au revoir to France and journey through Green Spain – the stunning coastal strip which runs north from the Basque Mountains along the untamed Bay of Biscay. We arrive at the Spanish resort of San Sebastian, a delightful town occupying a bay formed by the mountainous Cantabrian coastline. Here we check into the chic Hotel Palacio de Aiete for our two night stay. Day Five. Our first treat today is a city tour of San Sebastian with a local guide taking in sites such as La Plaza de la Constitucion with its neo-classical architecture and old town hall. Afterwards we take a ride on the funicular railway (ticket included) up the soaring cliff face enjoying lovely views of La Concha Bay. Afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring or relaxing on the beach. Day Six. It’s adios to Spain for now as we travel to the Pyrenean village of Canillo in Andorra and check into the fabulous Hotel Ski Plaza for three nights. Day Seven. A day to relax in this charming village with its spectacular scenery and friendly locals. Perhaps make use of the leisure facilities at the Palau de Gel d’Andorra across the road from our hotel. Alternatively explore the old town of Canillo with its fascinating

only

Ypres

£1199 architecture. Nearby attractions include the twelfth century church Sant Joan de Caselles. The more adventurous may choose a cable car ride followed by a walk through spectacular mountain scenery. Day Eight. An early start and a holiday highlight as we take in a full day excursion to the breathtakingly beautiful city of Barcelona enhanced by a guided tour. Stroll along the busy boulevard known as Las Ramblas with its bustling stalls and buzzing ambience or relax with a sangria in the atmospheric Gothic Quarter. Perhaps visit Poble Espanyol de Montjuic - a fascinating attraction showcasing different styles from typical Spanish villages in various parts of Spain. Don’t miss the magnificent church La Sagrada Familia, designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. Day Nine. We’re off to the beautiful south of France, travelling via Montpellier, a classy city with a historic centre characterised by both gothic and contemporary architecture. We continue to the striking Roman town of Orange where we check into the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel for our two night stay. Nearby attractions include the iconic Theatre Antique and Arc de Triomphe de l’Orange. Day Ten. Look forward to a morning visit to the medieval village of Chateauneuf du Pape, home to a highly reputable red wine and an imposing fortress which was built by the Popes of Avignon. The afternoon is free in Orange to explore its ancient treasures, indulge in its irresistible shops or absorb the mellow lifestyle.

Day Thirteen. The final country on our sensational adventure beckons as we travel to Belgium and the city of Hasselt. Here we take in a guided visit to the historic Brasserie de Bellevaux craft brewery. Witness the time-honoured methods and enjoy a freshly brewed beer on the terrace or in the pleasant tasting room before proceeding to our final hotel, the Holiday Inn Hasselt. Day Fourteen. A day to explore the charming city of Ypres and visit the Flanders Fields Museum where the story of WWI on the West Flanders Front is told (entrance included). Afterwards we make our way to our overnight ferry, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Fifteen. We head home, brimful of wonderful memories.

Barcelona Switzerland

Day Eleven. Our adventure continues as we journey to Switzerland and to our hotel, the Ramada Plaza Basel where we stay for two nights. Basel oozes a unique international flavour and features dreamy lanes with al fresco cafés bordering the sundrenched banks of the Rhine. Day Twelve. Time to stretch our legs a little as we set off from our hotel on our morning guided walking tour to explore St Alban Tal - Basel’s Little Venice. Having got your bearings, perhaps enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Rhine from Basel harbour and view the city from the river.

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Grand Tour of Italy’s Treasures Includes guided tours of Florence, Pisa, Siena, Rome & Venice

Lake Garda

14

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£1099

If you’ve always wanted to explore Italy then please don’t miss this phenomenal tour! Florence, known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance” features exquisite architecture from that era and the must-see Ponte Vecchio. Pisa is renowned for its iconic Leaning Tower, lovely Lucca is enclosed by ancient walls whilst Siena is regarded as the finest medieval town in Italy. Rome is chock-a-block with world famous landmarks, Verona is home to “Juliet’s House” on the Via Capello and then there’s Venice, the romantic city of canals and bridges. A visit to the unspoilt paradise of shimmering Lake Garda completes this truly unforgettable holiday. Wow!

Your Holiday Itinerary

Wednesday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, bed and breakfast and entertainment on board. Thursday. We proceed to our overnight hotel in the Basel area where we enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast. Friday. We arrive at our hotel on the stunning Tuscan coast for our three night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Saturday. Our treat today is a guided tour of the must-see attractions of Florence including the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. Afterwards, continue exploring at your own pace. Sunday. Today’s delights start with a guided tour of Pisa’s landmarks such as the iconic Leaning Tower. We continue to picturesque Lucca, a grand city dating back to the Middle Ages with ancient walls and a fine cathedral.

Pisa

day highlight as we travel to Rome for the first of two visits to this remarkable city. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon are just some of the landmarks to feast your eyes on during today’s guided tour. Wednesday. Returning to the Eternal City, choose either free time to explore at your own pace or join our escorted tour for a small supplement (see below). Today’s optional tour with a local guide takes us to the Vatican City to see such landmarks as the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and the Basilica along with a timed entrance to the Vatican Museum. Thursday. We check out of our hotel and make our way to Umbria where we enjoy short visits to the pilgrimage village of Assisi and Ravenna, a town famous for mosaics. Afterwards we carry on to the Hotel Venezia in Venice Mestre for two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast. Friday. Another fantastic day as we head to Tronchetto to catch the ferry to Venice. Cameras at the ready as we take in a guided tour discovering St Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon we hop aboard a boat to visit the islands of Murano and Burano, famous for delicate glass and diaphanous lace.

Monday. We bid farewell to our hotel and then step back in time to medieval Tuscany with a guided tour of ancient Siena. Said to be Italy’s loveliest historic city, its heart lies in the vast Piazza Del Campo. Film fans might recognise Siena from the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. Later we continue to our hotel in Lido Di Ostia, our gateway to Rome, for our three night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

Monday. We continue to our overnight ferry back to Hull enjoying dinner, bed and breakfast and entertainment on board.

Tuesday. Surely a holi-

Tuesday. We journey home with a camera full of memories.

Saturday. We check out of our hotel and journey to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Later we continue to enchanting Sirmione on dazzling Lake Garda where you may like to take a boat trip on the glassy lake. Dinner, bed and breakfast in Riva del Garda completes our incomparable tour of Italy. Sunday. We head to our overnight hotel in the Strasbourg area for dinner, bed and breakfast.

YOUR HOTELS Throughout your tour you will stay in a selection of hand picked quality hotels, ideally located for our itinerary and each carefully chosen to provide comfort and a good range of facilities.

14 DAYS ONLY £1099

Wed 7 May

Wed 17 Sep Single room supplement £350

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B throughout Door to Door* collection

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Coach and ferry travel throughout

Optional Vatican City tour including Vatican Museum £39.

Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCITGS

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Diano Marina

Diano Marina & the French & Italian Rivieras

12

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£799

This wonderful tour combines the inimitable style of the Italian Riviera and the sophistication of the French Riviera. Enchanting Diano Marina features pine clad hills and olive groves reaching down to the sparkling coast and is one of the premier resorts of the Italian Riviera of Flowers. Away from the waterfront, the ancient heart of the town still preserves parts of its medieval walls and gates as well as grand architecture dating from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. We venture out to see how the “other half” live with excursions to Monaco and Monte Carlo. This wonderful getaway also includes the glittering city of Nice, historic Dolceaqua, elegant Alassio and we cross the border to visit gorgeous Menton on the French Riviera.

Your Holiday Itinerary Day One. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to Zeebrugge enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

saunter along the famous Promenade des Anglais, the “Walkway of the English” that takes its name from the first visitors to adopt the resort as a holiday favourite.

Day Two. We continue to France where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop.

Days Six & Seven. Two days at leisure to do some independent sightseeing, hit the shops or lounge on the beach. Perhaps you’ll treat yourself to a boat trip on the Med!

Day Three. We travel to Diano Marina and check into the lovely Hotel Moresco for our relaxing seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Day Four. Today we visit the Principality of Monaco, home to the Royal Palace and the cathedral where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly. Afterwards, we travel via the Monaco Grand Prix roads to the famous Monte Carlo Casino.

Moresco Hotel

Day Five. Our excursion today takes us to the glamorous coastal city of Nice, jewel of the French Riviera. Revel in the clear air and golden light as you

Day Eight. This morning we visit Ventimiglio Market. We then continue to Menton on the French Riviera where you can lose yourself in the tropical gardens and bustling fishing port. Day Nine. Our half day tour takes us along the Italian Riviera coastline to elegant Alassio, a chic resort awash with trees and flowers and characterised by a gorgeous beach of the finest quartz sand. Day Ten. Sadly, it’s arrivederci to Italy as we journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Eleven. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Twelve. We make our way home.

HOTEL MORESCO - DIANO MARINA

12 DAYS ONLY £799

Wed 21 May

Mon 29 Sep

Single room supplement £160

Set just thirty metres from the shore, this pretty hotel is built in a typical Mediterranean style with arcades and terraces surrounded by gardens of palm and olive trees – it even boasts its own private beach!

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Wine or water with dinner in resort† Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCDIHS

Diano Marina

Conditions apply.

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Lucca

Treasures of Tuscany 12

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£799

FREE BAR† IN RESORT

Combine lazy days lying on the beach with action-packed sightseeing at some of Europe’s most iconic landmarks on this captivating holiday. Based at Forte dei Marmi – literally “marble fort” - this chic resort forms part of historic Versilia and is the preferred haunt of many VIPs seeking a beautiful retreat. Indeed it’s no rare thing to see a super-luxury yacht moored off its stunning coastline. Exclusive boutiques and restaurants line the sandy beaches while the closeness of the Apuan Alps along with rocky headlands create a unique and striking landscape. Venturing out, delights in store include eccentric Pisa, home to the gravity defying Leaning Tower and to picturesque Lucca, a grand city dating back to the Middle Ages with ancient walls and a fine cathedral.

Your Holiday Itinerary Monday. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Tuesday. We continue to France where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Wednesday. We travel to Forte dei Marmi and check into the splendid Hotel La Pace for our wonderful seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Tuscan Coast

Thursday. Today we journey to phenomenal Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Established by Julius Caesar in 59 BC, the city survived centuries of warfare and upheaval to become a major force in the Renaissance era. Must-see attractions include the Ponte Vecchio (“old bridge”) and the stunning domed Cathedral of Santa Maria del Flore. Friday & Saturday. Two free days to explore your exquisite surroundings and discover just why the jet

set adore this stunning resort. Relax on the beach or browse the designer shops. Sunday. Montecatini Terme is our treat today where you’ll find revitalising treatments on offer at the town’s famous spas. Alternatively, hop aboard the funicular railway to Montecatini Alto and take in the stunning views as you dine in one of the mountaintop restaurants. Monday. Truly a sightseer’s dream as we visit impeccably preserved Lucca, a grand city dating back to the Middle Ages enclosed by ancient walls and featuring a fine cathedral and a quirky tree-topped tower. After time to look around, we continue to the upmarket seaside resort of Viareggio. Tuesday. The excitement continues as we explore Pisa, home to the peculiar Leaning Tower as well as lovely Botanic Gardens and the twelfth century white marble Battistero. Wednesday. Sadly, it’s arrivederci to Italy as we journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Thursday. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Friday. We make our way home.

12 DAYS FROM ONLY £799

HOTEL LA PACE – FORTE DEI MARMI With a name meaning “peace”, this charming hotel rests in tranquil gardens with the beach and town centre just minutes away. Our guests enjoy a free bar† from selected drinks between 6pm-10pm.

Holiday code: MCFOLS

Mon 19 May

£799

Mon 8 Sep

£849

Mon 2 Jun

£829

Mon 6 Oct

£799

Single room supplement £180

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Nightly free bar† in resort Wine or water with dinner in resort† Complimentary tea, coffee & water at hotel Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary

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Lake Como

Italian Lakes Maggiore, Como & Lugano

12

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

only

£899

Discover the breathtaking beauty of lakes Maggiore, Como and Lugano along with the history and culture of the majestic cities of Milan and Turin. Based in Lake Maggiore’s fashionable Stresa, this lovely town has woodland walks and a regular ferry service to glide you around the unique islands. Stresa overlooks Isola Bella which was once home to a community of fishermen but nowadays you’ll find an elegant palace with sumptuous rooms filled with ornate furniture. Out and about, Lake Lugano is surrounded by mountains and its historic pedestrianised centre features sacred architecture. Lake Como boasts a walled town with a historic hub and lively squares. Elsewhere, majestic Milan presents an alluring blend of medieval and modern buildings whilst the often overlooked city of Turin offers monuments like the domed Basilica di Superga and attractions such as a museum of cinematic history as well as arcaded shopping promenades.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Saturday. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Sunday. We continue to Germany where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Monday. We travel to stylish Stresa and check into the enchanting Hotel Moderno for our seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Tuesday. Our treat today is lovely Lake Lugano. Relax in the Mediterranean-style squares or in one of the flower-filled parks or stroll along the promenade where you’ll find the sub-tropical Belvedere Gardens featuring modern works of art.

Hotel Moderno

Wednesday & Thursday. Two free days to explore at your own pace. You’ll find leafy promenade walks and botanical gardens or why not sail to Isola Madre, home to an elegant villa with rambling grounds? Maybe visit the Transport Museum

or ascend Mount Mottarone in the cable car and view the lake from the summit. Friday. A wonderful day is in store as we enjoy a guided tour of sophisticated Milan where must see attractions include the magnificent cathedral, the red brick Castello Sforzesco, designed by Leonardo da Vinci and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan’s legendary opera house. Saturday. A taste of undiscovered Italy today with our visit to Turin, home to the Italian Royal Family, extraordinary Baroque architecture and great shopping. Perhaps visit the Museo Nazionale del Cinema where you’ll find exhibits like Marilyn Monroe’s lace bustier, Peter O’Toole’s robe from Lawrence of Arabia and Bela Lugosi’s coffin from Dracula! Sunday. Our outing today takes us to shimmering Lake Como, described by the poet Virgil, as “our greatest lake”. This stunning region is characterised by its network of Roman roads which are overlooked by towers and castles as well as by the sumptuous villas which grace the shores of the lake. Monday. Sadly, it’s arrivederci to Italy as we journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Tuesday. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Wednesday. We make our way home.

HOTEL MODERNO – STRESA Perfectly situated on a quiet square in a pedestrianised area, the Hotel Moderno is just metres from the jetty on Lake Maggiore. The restaurant has seating both inside and outside under a gazebo as well as in the charming internal courtyard.

12 DAYS ONLY £899

Sat 7 Jun

Sat 26 Jul Single room supplement £200

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCSTMS

Lake Maggiore

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Venice

Lake Garda, Venice & Verona 12

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£799

The most distinguished of the Italian lakes, breathtaking Lake Garda is an unspoilt paradise where pastel painted villages reflect in the shimmering water. This leisurely holiday is based in Toscalano-Maderno, a lovely town located in a sunny spot on the river delta at the historical heart of the Riviera of Lemons. Dating back to Roman times, the remains of ancient paper mills dot the valley and the traditional town squares feature old churches and artistic attractions. Our fabulous Italian adventure takes us to some of the other gorgeous resorts that stud the glistening shores of the lake as well as to the equally enthralling historical cities of Venice and Verona.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Sunday. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

Friday. We make the short journey to the boarding point

Monday. We continue to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stop.

valleys. Arriving in Limone, you’ll have time to wander

Tuesday. We travel to Toscalano-Maderno and check into the family run Hotel Adria for our seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

Saturday. A day at leisure. Perhaps visit the botanical

Wednesday. Get acquainted with this stunning area on our lake tour that includes a stop at beautiful Malcesine. We also visit Peschiera where the old town centre is in the middle of a huge fortress in the shape of a five-sided star.

Adria Hotel

Thursday. Cameras at the ready as we head to Venice, the romantic city of bridges and canals where you’ll find iconic landmarks such as St Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. Perhaps treat yourself to a trip on a gondola!

for our lake cruise. Relax and enjoy a lazy day on board as you glide past colourful houses nestling in fjord-like around before the return sailing. gardens which are home to plants from around the world or venture out to the spectacular Valle delle Cartiere and visit the paper mill museum. Sunday. Today we explore the ancient town of Sirmione, famous for its thermal baths and historic buildings such as the churches of San Pedro and Santa Maria. Monday. A holiday highlight is our day to Verona, an unspoilt city with the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. Other attractions include the Basilica of St Zeno, the Lamberti Tower, the bustling market at Piazza delle Erbe and “Juliet’s House” on the Via Capello. Tuesday. A fond arrivederci to Lake Garda as we journey to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop Wednesday. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Thursday. We make our way home.

HOTEL ADRIA – TOSCALANO-MADERNO This family run three star hotel is known for friendly and efficient service and beautifully maintained gardens. Rooms vary in size and style across both a modern and a traditional building.

12 DAYS FROM ONLY £799

Sun 11 May £799

Sun 3 Aug

Sun 15 Jun

Sun 31 Aug £839

Sun 13 Jul

£819

£869

£849 Single room supplement £150

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary

Holiday code: MCTODS

Lake Garda

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Krakow

Discovering Poland & Berlin 12

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£869

This enthralling tour presents the perfect blend of living history, quirky sites, sophisticated sightseeing and touching tributes. Intriguing Berlin was divided for decades until the fall of the infamous wall in 1989. As we move on to Poland, captivating Poznan exudes a unique spirit and its ancient Castle District is dominated by the neo-Romanesque Kaiser’s Palace. Amble round the Old Market Square and see the Renaissance Town Hall complete with a clock tower where metal goats delight the watching crowd when they pop out at noon and ram their heads! Warsaw is where tradition and modernity stand side by side yet you can still feel the heartbeat of times gone by as you stroll around the Old Town. This unforgettable tour includes an emotive visit to the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz as well as memorable days in medieval Krakow and beautiful Wroclaw.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day One. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent

for two nights.

enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

Day Six. Discover Warsaw at your own pace, especially the Royal

Day Two. We make our way to the Abacus Tierpark Hotel in

Day Three. Enjoy a morning guided tour of Berlin with

tragedies of WWII. The fourteenth century Old Town is home to

its iconic landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie and

Zygmunt’s Column as well as the gothic St John’s Cathedral and

the Brandenburg Gate. The afternoon is at leisure.

its little alleys are dotted with cafés and galleries.

Day Four. We journey to Poznan, arriving early

Day Seven. We head to Auschwitz where we take in a guided tour

afternoon for our walking tour of its historic hub.

of this moving memorial and museum. We continue to Krakow

Wonderful treasures include Poznan Cathedral, St

where we check in at the Hotel Swing for our two night stay.

Stanislav’s Parish Church and the old market

Day Eight. Look forward to a morning guided tour of Krakow

square. We check into the Quality Hotel for an

taking in the lower part of the city with its vast market square

overnight stay.

bordered by the famous Cloth Hall and the Renaissance Palace.

Day Five. Morning at leisure to explore this

We finish at the Wawel Hill area where we explore the remarkable

fascinating city and we start you off with an

cathedral which houses the tombs of kings and poets (entry

entrance ticket to the magnificent Poznan

included).

Cathedral. Remember to be at the Town

Day Nine. Our sightseeing continues as we make our way to

Hall’s main clock tower for noon to

Wroclaw for our guided tour and overnight stay at the Hotel

witness the metal goats ramming

Diament. Known as the “Polish Venice” for its canals, more than

their heads! In the afternoon we

a hundred ornate bridges span the city and from a tour boat

travel to Warsaw for our guided Berlin

Castle (entry included). Once the home of Polish kings, it became the parliament and houses many monuments reminiscent of the

Berlin for our two night stay.

tour of this World Heritage Site.

The old town was

lovingly

restored

after

WWII and its narrow streets are surrounded by the remains of the city walls. Afterwards, we check into the

Wroclaw looks like a city built on water. Day Ten. Spend a free morning in Wroclaw – perhaps visit the pastel painted Market Square with its gothic Town Hall. This afternoon we depart for our overnight stop in the Leipzig area of Germany. Day Eleven. We make our way to Rotterdam to catch our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Twelve. We journey home after a memorable holiday.

Golden Tulip Hotel

YOUR HOTELS You will be staying in quality, en suite accommodation in a series of three star hotels ideally located for our excursion programme. Please see itinerary for details.

12 DAYS FROM ONLY £869

Sat 3 May

£889

Thu 18 Sep

£869

Single room supplement £160

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCPOLS

Krakow

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Andorra

Andorra, Barcelona & the Pyrenees 11

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£749

Nestling on the borders of France and Spain in the heart of the spectacular Pyrenees, the principality of Andorra features sumptuous scenery and Romanesque architecture. Our itinerary allows time to enjoy Andorra as well as visiting Barcelona, a beautiful city with a swathe of sandy beach and exploring the mighty Pyrenees, a line of rugged mountains stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

Your Holiday Itinerary Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Two. We continue to France where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Three. We travel to pretty Canillo and check into the impressive Hotel Ski Plaza for our six night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Day Four. Look forward to an excursion to the capital of Andorra La Vella, home to breathtaking Romanesque architecture such as the Casa de la Vall fortified house, the Sant Esteve church and the restored Russians’ Tower.

a guided tour of the city’s highlights. Stroll down Las Ramblas, the city’s vibrant boulevard full of street musicians and living statues. Wander through the Gothic Quarter with its snaking streets and haunting architecture where you’ll find tiny bars tucked into little nooks and crannies or simply relax on the beach. Day Seven. With commentary and insight from a local guide, we cross the border into Spain to La Seu d’Urgell, a historically important town in the Catalan Pyrenees. From here we continue to Puigcerda before calling at the classic French Pyrenees ski resort of Font Romeu. Our return to Andorra takes in Port d’Envalira, the highest surfaced pass in the region. Day Eight. Our first treat today is our visit to the parish of Ordino, renowned for the grand mansions that once

Day Five. A day at leisure to explore Canillo’s old town with its twelfth century Sant Joan de Caselles church or maybe hop aboard the cable car to Grandvalira.

housed the Town Elders and the handsome church with its elegant bell tower. After time to look around, we move on to La Massana, home to Coma Pedrosa, the highest mountain in Andorra. Day Nine. Bidding farewell to Andorra, we return to

Day Six. A memorable day as we journey to Barcelona, home to Gaudi’s astounding La Sagrada Familia cathedral, where we enjoy

France for our dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Ten. We travel to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Eleven. We make our way home.

HOTEL SKI PLAZA - CANILLO Nestling in the typical Pyrenean village of Canillo, the sumptuous five star Hotel Ski Plaza is decorated in traditional Alpine style. Guests enjoy complimentary wine with dinner and free entry to the leisure complex opposite.

11 DAYS FROM ONLY £749

Thu 19 Jun

£749

Sun 20 Jul

£769

Sun 7 Sep

£749

Single room supplement £180

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Wine with dinner in resort† Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCCASS

Barcelona

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St Moritz

ALL INCLUSIVE IN RESORT†

Spectacular Switzerland 10

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£849

Our base for this thrilling holiday is the Alpine town of Bad Ragaz, a long-established spa resort where the many sights include the old Pfafer Spa with its Paracelsus Memorial. The nearby Sargens Museum incorporates a folk exhibition and Giessenpark is perfect for a scenic stroll. Special treats are our train ride which showcases the beauty of this chocolate box region and we enjoy a guided tour of the elegant capital, Zurich. The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich commands magnificent views of the snow-capped Alps and features a Romanesque church and a stylish waterfront.

INCLUDES RIDE ON THE TRACKS OF THE GLACIER EXPRESS

Your Holiday Itinerary Day One. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Two. We make our way to the Strasbourg area where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Three. Continuing via Leichtenstein to Bad Ragaz and check into the Park Hotel for our five night dinner, bed and breakfast stay complete with a nightly free bar† and daily packed lunch. Day Four. We start our day with free time in glamorous St Moritz. Surrounded by glaciers, the town has many attractions including the Segantini Museum. We then embark on a great rail adventure as we board the Rhatische Bahn. Travelling the same tracks as the famous Glacier Express, this unforgettable mountain ride takes us through some of the most spectacular scenery Switzerland has to offer. We disembark in Chur with time to explore the oldest Swiss city before travelling

through Liechtenstein to Werdenberg, a wooden medieval settlement that still retains its original character. Day Five. A day at leisure to relax in resort. Day Six. Today’s treat is a guided tour of Zurich which boasts over fifty museums and more than a hundred art galleries. Experience Zurich’s intricate past as you wander around the Old Town with its medieval buildings, crooked, alleys and the city’s landmark Grossmunster with its double towers. Down on the waterfront you can stroll along the promenade or meander round the Chinese Garden. Day Seven. You’re sure to adore our outing to the World Cultural Heritage City of St Gallen which is overlooked by a splendid baroque cathedral and features lively squares and pavement cafés. We pause at Austria’s lovely old town of Feldkirch on the return, home to the ancient Schattenburg Castle. Day Eight. Bidding farewell to Switzerland, we return to the Strasbourg area for our dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Day Nine. We continue to our overnight ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Ten. Sadly, it’s time to make our way home after an unforgettable Alpine adventure.

PARK HOTEL – BAD RAGAZ This traditional hotel stands in private grounds at the heart of Bad Ragaz. Our guests receive a daily packed lunch and a nightly free bar† between 6pm-10pm including local beer and wine.

10 DAYS FROM ONLY £849

Sun 6 Apr

£849

Sun 6 Jul

£849

Thu 18 Sep

£869

Single room supplement £180

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Nightly free bar† in resort Daily packed lunch in resort Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout

Holiday code: MCSWPS

Zurich Zurich †

Conditions apply.

Full holiday itinerary

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Tyrol

Austrian Tyrol Extravaganza 12

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

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INCLUDES FREE BAR† 11AM – 10PM, PACKED LUNCHES AND TYROLEAN EVENING

Spectacular landscapes, mountains and lakes are just some of Austria’s attractions. This sightseer’s dream is based at popular Saalbach, an enchanting village in the heart of the Glemm Valley. Our exciting itinerary takes us to opulent Salzburg where you’ll be impressed with the lavish architecture and we also visit the landmark resort of Kitzbuhel. If you choose to travel on one of our September dates, a special treat will be the annual Almabtrieb – the “bringing down the cattle” festival when locals mark the start of autumn with a colourful parade of elaborately decorated cows. If you prefer to travel in June, our excursion to Zell am See with its glassy water, soaring peaks and everlasting ice at the Kitzsteinhorn glacier will be a wonderfully relaxing alternative.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Two. We continue to Germany where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Three. We travel to Saalbach and check into the well-appointed Hotel Panther for seven nights dinner bed and breakfast, a daily packed lunch, afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits and unlimited local wine, beer and soft drinks between 11am and 10pm. Day Four. A holiday highlight as we head to sumptuous Salzburg. Forever associated with the Sound of Music and Mozart, sights to see include the composer’s birthplace as well as the glorious Hohensalzburg Castle and pretty Mirabell Gardens. Day Five. Our treat today is iconic Kitzbuhel. Formerly a copper mining village, Kitzbuhel is now a famous resort overlooked by the towering Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuheler Horn Mountains.

Hotel Panther

Day Six. Guests staying on our June dates will enjoy an excursion to attractive Zell-am-See with its mirror-like waters. Our September holiday makers are warmly invited to the “bringing down the cattle” festival when locals celebrate the start of autumn with a colourful carnival as the cows return from their Alpine pastures. Days Seven & Eight. Two free days in resort to admire your beautiful surroundings; enjoy the Alpine charm as you stroll around the village or make use of the hotel’s superb leisure facilities. Day Nine. We head to Innsbruck, the lively capital of the Tyrol. This historical city boasts fascinating sights including the glittering Goldenes Dachl (“golden roof”) which is covered with glittering fire-gilded tiles and was constructed for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Other landmarks include the Hofkirche gothic church, the Stadtturm medieval tower in the Old Town and the Imperial Hofburg castle. Day Ten. We journey to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop in Germany. Day Eleven. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Twelve. We make our way home.

HOTEL PANTHER - SAALBACH Located in the pedestrian area of Saalbach, the Hotel Panther is within easy reach of shops and cafés. We include a daily free bar† from 11am to 10pm, a packed lunch, afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits and a Tyrolean buffet evening.

12 DAYS FROM ONLY £799

Fri 6 Jun

£819

Mon 1 Sep

£839

Mon 30 Jun

£839

Mon 15 Sep

£799

Single room supplement £180

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Daily packed lunch in resort Free Bar† in resort Afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits in resort Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCSAPS

Innsbruck

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The Magic Flute & Austrian Tyrol

The Magic Flute

A Door to Door* Tour

As the sun sinks into Lake Constance, an enchanting night begins when you take your seat for an outdoor recital of Mozart’s spellbinding opera, The Magic Flute. This atmospheric “Opera on the Lake” performed on the world’s largest floating stage presents a feast for the senses. You’ll be lost

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in the mystique as the fairytale story evolves from playful fantasy to magic farce against the most stunning backdrop imaginable and we include a guided “behind

only

£899

YOUR HOTELS You’ll be staying two nights in a hotel conveniently located for the festival followed by four nights in the Kirchberger Hotel in the Austrian Tyrol.

the scenes” tour before the show. Afterwards, we head to the Austrian Tyrol for four days of relaxation and sightseeing. We travel by ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge with overnight stops in Germany on both the outward and return journeys.

Your Holiday Itinerary Highlights Bregenz Festival & The Magic Flute A guided “behind the scenes” tour of the Bregenz festival followed by a captivating performance of The Magic Flute. Historic Innsbruck We head to historical Innsbruck where fascinating sights including the glittering Goldenes Dachl, the Hofkirche gothic church, the Stadtturm medieval tower and the Imperial Hofburg castle. Mozart’s Salzburg We enjoy a guided tour of sumptuous Salzburg, forever associated with The Sound of Music and Mozart. Sights to see include the composer’s birthplace as well as the Hohensalzburg Castle.

11 DAYS ONLY £899

Thu 14 Aug Single room supplement £130

Dinner, B&B | Door to Door* collection | Coach and ferry travel throughout | Full holiday itinerary

PRICE INCLUDES

Heidelberg Castle

Holiday code: MCAUSS

Heidelberg Castle Fireworks Extravaganza A Door to Door* Tour Attracting visitors from across the globe, this spectacular was once included in The New York Times list of recommended worldwide events

BEST WESTERN LUDWIGSHAFEN HOTEL

and was even described passionately by Mark Twain in his novel A Tramp Abroad. The show begins when imposing Heidelberg Castle is bathed in a fiery red glow as though it were erupting in flames, marking the moment when

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Louis XIV torched the city. As the crimson light fades, fireworks explode over the

only

£449

River Neckar representing the celebrations when Friedric V brought his bride Elizabeth Stuart back to Heidelberg. Unmissable!

Your Holiday Itinerary Thursday. To Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Friday. We head to the Rhine resort of Boppard where you can stroll along the riverside promenade or have a snack in a waterside café. We continue to the Best Western Ludwigshafen Hotel, located opposite the Rhine and boasting an indoor pool and sauna. Saturday. Relax or make use of the hotel’s leisure facilities. Afternoon visit to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, gothic alleyways, a beautiful old bridge and the sixteenth century Students’ Jail which was built to keep mischievous scholars off the streets! Return to our hotel for dinner prior to our evening extravaganza – the spectacular annual fireworks display at Heidelberg Castle! Sunday. We visit ancient Speyer, home to a glorious domed cathedral, a medieval Jewish Quarter and the Technik Museum housing amazing modes of transport. Monday. To our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

The four star Best Western Ludwigshafen Hotel is located opposite the Rhine in the city of Ludwigshafen. It’s a very comfortable base with great facilities.

6 Days only £449

Thu 10 Jul Single room supplement £90

Tuesday. We travel home. PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Door to Door* collection | Coach and ferry travel throughout | Full holiday itinerary

Holiday code: MCLUBS

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Rhine in Flames The Rhine Valley is a land of myths and legends where ancient castles crown the hillsides above enchanting riverside towns. This captivating

A Door to Door* Tour LAMM HOTEL

holiday includes a chance to witness the Rhine in Flames spectacular, when fireworks and curtains of fire bathe the riverbanks and landmarks in a

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magical red glow as a flotilla of illuminated boats glide by.

Your Holiday Itinerary

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£449

Thursday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to Rotterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Friday. We make our way to magical Assmannhausen and check into our hotel. Saturday. Relish a relaxing day at leisure – perhaps take a sightseeing cruise on the Rhine. Enjoy an early dinner before an extraordinary evening! We set off to Koblenz where a truly spectacular firework display kicks off this breathtaking event. Eighty ships will glide from the vineyards, floating past romantic castles, graceful palaces, quaint half-timbered houses and riverside promenades, all bathed in fire and light. The final dazzling pyrotechnic display will take place against a backdrop of stirring music. Unforgettable! Sunday. Another treat as we head to the popular resort of Rudesheim. Perhaps explore the historical treasures such as the tenth century Bromserburg Castle. Monday. We say auf weidersehn and head north to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Tuesday. We make our way home.

Dinner, B&B | Door to Door* collection | Coach and ferry travel throughout | Full holiday itinerary

PRICE INCLUDES

The traditional three star Lamm Hotel is ideally situated on the promenade overlooking the Rhine.

6 DAYS ONLY £449

Thu 7 Aug Single room supplement £80 Holiday code: MCASLS

Lourdes

Lourdes A Door to Door* Tour Famed for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes, this French

HOTEL ST GEORGES

village is one the most visited religious sites on earth. Perhaps walk with the spiritual Torchlight Procession which begins at the Grotto of Massabielle where the Blessed Virgin is said to have appeared to fourteen year old Bernadette Soubirous and join the thousands of pilgrims who go through the

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celebrated Baths seeking spiritual comfort.

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Your Holiday Itinerary Sunday. An early start as we head south to Dover for an evening crossing to France. There are dining opportunities on board to suit all tastes and budgets. We disembark and continue to our overnight hotel. Monday. After breakfast we head to Lourdes and check into the Hotel St Georges for four nights dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch. Tuesday – Wednesday. Two free days to do your own exploring. There are countless reasons for visiting Lourdes: The Basilica of the Rosary is one of the town’s most visited sites, the Pyrenean Museum is where you can trace the history of Lourdes and soak up the atmosphere of the time of the apparitions. Or follow in the footsteps of St Bernadette – a journey giving pilgrims the opportunity to view the mill house where Bernadette was born and the old Presbytery where she relayed messages. Thursday. A fascinating morning as we visit the village of Bartes, celebrated for the house where Bernadette spent her childhood and the sheepfold where she worked. Friday. We head north after breakfast to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Saturday. An early start as we continue to Calais for the short sea crossing and then onwards to our joining points.

PRICE INCLUDES

Meals as stated | Door to Door* collection | Coach and ferry travel throughout | Full holiday itinerary

The Hotel St Georges is set on the banks of the Gave River within walking distance of the town centre.

7 DAYS ONLY £549

Sun 6 Apr

Sun 12 Oct Single room supplement £120

Holiday code: MCLOSS

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Colditz

Colditz & Dresden 8

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A Door to Door* Tour

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£549

This intriguing tour takes us off the beaten track and to the relatively unexplored ancient region of SaxonyAnhalt where you can experience culture in its purest form. Once home to several eminent composers, this area prides itself on its connections to distinguished names such as Strauss, Bach, Handel and Wagner and hosts prestigious concerts honouring the works of these famous musicians. Based in Leipzig, this stately city with its rich musical tradition will be marking the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of composer Richard Strauss in 1864. We venture out to visit the legend that is Colditz, home to the ill-famed castle and we explore historic Dresden, the scene of much destruction during the Second World War.

Your Holiday Itinerary Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Two. We proceed to our ultra modern hotel on the outskirts of historic Halle for our five night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

Ramada, Leipzig Halle

Dresden

Day Three. Look forward to our excursion into the musical city of Leipzig where the celebrations to mark the anniversary of the birth of composer Richard Strauss will be underway. Perhaps follow in Strauss’s footsteps and stop off at St Thomas Church, the Gewandhaus concert hall and the building which housed his former school Alte Nikolaischule. Maybe you’d like to visit the Bach Museum or the medieval market square where the city’s coat of arms is the impressive centrepiece. Day Four. A day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s leisure facilities or make your way into Halle for a look around.

Day Five. A holiday highlight as we make our way to Colditz where a visit to the notorious castle is a must! This imposing structure is best known as a prisoner of war camp for allied officers in WWII but has also served as a workhouse and a mental institution. Nowadays, it houses a fascinating museum which charts its dark history. Day Six. Our treat today is a guided tour of Dresden. This eight hundred year old city sustained heavy bomb damage during WWII and many of its landmarks have been restored to their former glory. Foremost amongst these are the Zwinger Palace and the Semper Opera House. Nicknamed “Dorado” by Richard Strauss, it was in this opera house that nine of the composer’s operas were premiered. Elsewhere in the city you’ll find the Frauenkirche Church which was reconstructed as a symbol of reconciliation between past enemies. Day Seven. We bid auf weidershen to Saxony as we journey to catch the ferry back to Hull enjoying, dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Eight. We make our way home.

RAMADA HOTEL – LEIPZIG HALLE

8 DAYS FROM ONLY £549

Tue 29 Apr

£549

Wed 18 Jun £549 This comfortable and contemporary four star hotel is located just a short coach ride from the historic centre of Halle and features a pleasant garden and terrace.

Wed 2 Jul

£559

Wed 27 Aug £579

Single room supplement £100

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCLERS

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The Beautiful Black Forest 8

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A Door to Door* Tour

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£619

On arrival in this picturesque region of southwest Germany, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a fairytale. Famous for its chocolate box scenery, the beautiful Black Forest is studded with delightful villages, distinctive timbered buildings and enchanting little towns. There’s plenty to see and do and, in our experience, most visitors find it hard to resist the colourful and quirky cuckoo clocks that are sold everywhere you go. Of course, no trip to this enchanted destination is complete without treating yourself to a slice or two of the traditional Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, otherwise known as Black Forest Gateau. Our itinerary for this wonderful holiday takes you through all the highlights of this truly beautiful region.

Your Holiday Itinerary Sunday. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Monday. We arrived refreshed and in the holiday mood, travelling to our hotel in the historic town of Bad Herrenalb. Tuesday. Our sightseeing begins with an excursion to Freiberg, home to a bustling Munsterpltaz (marketplace). This delightful cobbled square encircles the mighty Minster of Our Lady, a stunning church and an architectural masterpiece from the Gothic period. The Munsterplatz is also edged by the storybook Merchant’s Hall with its deep red façade and elaborate comets.

Black Forest

Wednesday. Today we visit Baden Baden, which has a long and intriguing history as a spa town and health resort. Maybe you will explore the two thousand year old ruins of the Roman Baths, marvel at the opulent Kurhaus or

perhaps take a horse-drawn carriage ride around this fascinating place. Thursday. A free day to relax in the clean mountain air and perhaps explore the beautiful spa resort of Bad Herrenalb. Friday. After breakfast we head off for today’s adventure, a visit to the incredibly quaint medieval town of Calw. Located in the north of the Black Forest, the town initially grew up around an eleventh century castle and was once a major centre for the leather and cloth industries. Since the twentieth century it has become a thriving tourist centre that buzzes with half-timbered buildings hosting shops, restaurants and a plethora of attractions. Literature fans will enjoy the Herman Hesse Museum, dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel Prize-winning author of Steppenwolf, who was born locally. Also well worth a visit is the Hirsau Monastery, once the largest and most influential religious residence in Germany and now a fascinating museum. Saturday. We bid auf wiedersehn to Germany as we journey to catch the ferry back to Hull, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Sunday. We make our way home.

BEST WESTERN HOTEL – BAD HERRENALB Conveniently situated just five hundred metres from the town centre, our comfortable hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and has been highly praised by previous guests.

8 DAYS FROM ONLY £619

Sun 25 May

£619

Sun 27 Jul

£669

Sun 22 Jun

£629

Sun 21 Sep

£629

Single room supplement £160

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCBABS

Black Forest

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Bavaria, Bohemia & the Danube

Passau

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7PM - 10PM†

A Door to Door* Tour

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NIGHTLY FREE BAR IN RESORT

Nestling between the River Danube and the Czech and Austrian borders, the unspoilt landscape of Bavaria features shimmering lakes and breathtaking mountain viewpoints and promises much more than traditional lederhosen, sausages and barrels of beer. Our holiday is based in the tranquil village of Neureichenau, located at the foot of the Dreisesselberg Mountain. Among the treasures on this delightful tour is our day in Passau. Known as the “city of three rivers” due to its setting at the confluence of the rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, this gem features impressive Italian Baroque architecture, pleasant squares, twisting lanes and elaborate bridges. Another enchantment on this adventure is when we cross the border to explore captivating Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic where you’ll be convinced you’ve stepped into a fairytale.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Two. We continue to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Three. We travel to Neureichenau in the Bavarian Forest and check into our hotel for a fabulous six night dinner, bed and breakfast stay complete with a nightly free bar† from 7pm-10pm.

Haus Bayerwald Hotel

Day Four. A treat today as we visit charming Passau. Stroll along the riverfront promenade or wander the old town where you’ll find the bright and beautiful St Stephen’s Cathedral containing the world’s largest cathedral organ. Visit the baroque Old Bishop’s Residence and see the Pranger – stocks where rogues were once shackled for locals to ridicule and throw things at them! Day Five. We head to Scholegen where we enjoy a cruise

on the River Danube sailing around the Schlogenberg Loop – the most stunning section of the Danube where the river winds around the Schlogenberg Mountain. We then sail on to Linz in Austria where we rejoin our coach. Day Six. A day at leisure to relax or enjoy the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities. Day Seven. Our sightseeing today takes us to Bodenmais where the key point of interest is the "Joska" glass paradise. Here you’ll find beer gardens, restaurants, an all year round Christmas market along with exhibitions and craftsmen demonstrating glass blowing. We return via Bavaria National Park. Day Eight. Look forward to our magical outing to Cesky Krumlov, a gorgeous little town in Bohemia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be bowled over as you stroll through its medieval old town with its elegant chateaux, Renaissance dwellings, spacious courtyards and fairytale castle complete with a moat and Masquerade Hall. Day Nine. We journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop. Day Ten. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Day Eleven. We make our way home.

HAUS BAYERWALD HOTEL NEUREICHENAU Enjoying a peaceful location in the village of Neureichenau, this welcoming hotel boasts great views of the Alps, has a conservatory and terrace and offers a range of treatments in its wellness centre.

11 DAYS FROM ONLY £799

Wed 9 Apr

£799

Sat 16 Aug

£899

Sat 11 Oct

£799

Single room supplement £150

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Nightly free bar† in resort Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCNEHS

Cesky Krumlov

Conditions apply.

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Rhine

Romance of the Rhine Valley 7

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A Door to Door* Tour

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£529

INCLUDES 3 RIVER CRUISES

The Rhine Valley is a land of myths and legends where ancient castles crown the hillsides and vineyards cling to the slopes above enchanting riverside towns. This captivating holiday presents the opportunity to spend days appreciating this stunning region from a river cruiser then nights on dry land in the traditional town of Assmannhausen. Our truly delightful ports of call include fun-filled Rudesheim, endearing Bacharach and historic Koblenz, where the Rhine meets the majestic Moselle.

Your Holiday Itinerary Sunday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to Rotterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Monday. We make our way to the Lamm Hotel in magical Assmannhausen arriving in time to unwind before dinner. Tuesday. This morning we set off on a river cruise from just outside the hotel heading to the popular resort of Rudesheim. Perhaps wander the quirky alleyways or explore the historical treasures that reach back through the ages such as the gothic Eagle Tower and the tenth century Bromserburg Castle. If you’re feeling brave, visit the Middle Ages Torture Museum and learn about witches, the Inquisition and medieval punishments!

Rhine

Wednesday. We sail to St Goar, famed for the treacherous Lorelei Rock that once lured sailors to a watery grave and thirteenth century Rheinfels Castle, the

largest and most imposing castle on the Rhine. From here we hop aboard a paddle steamer to Bacharach which features an adorable market place complete with cobbled lanes and half-timbered houses. After time to explore we catch a river cruiser back to Assmannhausen. Thursday. This morning we journey by coach to two thousand year old Koblenz with its abundance of cultural monuments and atmospheric squares. Attractions include the stately Koblenz Palace, the Central Rhine Museum in Florin’s Market and the bronze statue of a mischievous boy known as Schangelbrunnen, who periodically spews jets of sparkling water at unsuspecting passers-by! After some time to look around, we proceed to Cochem, a traditional German village on the banks of the Moselle river where legend, history and folklore are woven into every alleyway and snaking streets of wine taverns nestle beneath storybook Reichsburg Castle. Here we board our river boat for a short scenic cruise. Friday. We say auf weidersehn and head north to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Saturday. From Hull, we make our way home.

LAMM HOTELASSMANNSHAUSEN Situated on the promenade overlooking the Rhine, the traditional three star Lamm Hotel has a pleasant street café where you can relax with a drink and watch the activity on the river.

7 DAYS FROM ONLY £529

Sun 1 Jun

£539

Sun 31 Aug

£559

Sun 13 Jul

£589

Sun 5 Oct

£529

Sun 10 Aug

£599

Single room supplement £100

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary Holiday code: MCASLS

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Dutch Cruise & the Bulbfields Take in the best of springtime in Holland as you relax on a tranquil river cruise. Highlights include a day at renowned Keukenhof Gardens – a historical park featuring beautiful landscaped grounds and a patchwork quilt of fields with bulbs in bloom in an amazing display of colour. Please

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note that, as the majority of this holiday is spent on board your ship, travel to and from the continent will be on one of our standard executive coaches rather

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£469

MV VIRGINIA This tastefully furnished and fully air conditioned ship features a stylishly furnished lounge with bar and dance floor and a tasteful restaurant.

than a Select vehicle.

Your Holiday Itinerary Thursday. We journey to Hull for the overnight ferry to Rotterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Friday. We travel to the Hague, a coastal city with vast green parks, historic buildings and museums. We continue to the popular seaside resort of Scheveningen. Late afternoon we head to Amsterdam to board the MV Virginia. Saturday. This morning we sail along the Dutch waterways to Hoorn, set in a bay and boasting two yacht harbours as well as elegant seventeenth century gabled houses. Sunday. Our cruise continues to Volendam, home to picturesque old houses and a museum displaying traditional costumes and model fishing boats. Late afternoon we sail to Amsterdam where we moor overnight. Monday. We bid farewell to the friendly crew of the MV Virginia then travel by coach to Keukenhof Gardens. The park will be a riot of colour with tulips, hyacinths and daffodils in full bloom. Early evening we board our ferry for dinner and our return voyage to Hull. Tuesday. After breakfast we head home.

PRICE INCLUDES

A Door to Door* Tour

6 DAYS FROM ONLY £469

Thu 10 Apr

Main Deck

£469

Promenade Deck £489 Thu 24 Apr

Main Deck

£469

Promenade Deck £489 Sorry, no single cabins are available

Dinner, B&B | Lunch on board your ship | Door to Door* collection | Coach and ferry travel throughout | Full holiday itinerary

Holiday code: MCRIVN

Cruising Holland & the River Rhine This very special break offers a relaxing journey from the vibrant Dutch

A Door to Door* Tour MV ESMERELDA

capital of Amsterdam, into the scenic Rhine Valley and on to the historic cities of Cologne and Breda. Please note that, as the majority of this holiday is spent on board your ship, travel to and from the continent will be on one of our standard executive coaches rather than a Select vehicle.

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Your Holiday Itinerary

Our ship offers comfortable accommodation and a friendly atmosphere. Facilities include a spacious lounge, a sun deck and a roomy restaurant.

Thursday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Friday. We head to The Hague, capital of Holland, for some free time and then make our way to Amsterdam where we board the MV Esmerelda. After dinner there will be an evening at leisure to explore this unique city. Saturday. Today we cruise on the Rhine Canal and River Waal, through a typical Dutch landscape of meadowland and riverside villages. We pass Nijmegen to join the River Rhine before reaching Emmerich. Tonight we’re treated to live entertainment on board. Sunday. A day cruising on the Rhine, through the Ruhr region, to arrive in Cologne. Monday. From Cologne we glide past Bonn to enter the Rhine Valley region. Here we pass vineyard slopes crowned by romantic castles and wine villages. We arrive late afternoon at charming Koblenz. Be sure to explore the old town, Altstadt. Tuesday. This morning we join our coach for an excursion through the Rhine gorge to Boppard. We rejoin the MV Esmerelda in the afternoon and sail downstream to Dusseldorf. Wednesday. After breakfast we disembark and make the short journey by coach to the colourful Dutch city of Breda. We then head to the port for our ferry to Hull, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Thursday. We journey homeward.

PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, B&B | Lunch on board your ship | Door to Door* collection | Coach and ferry travel throughout | Full holiday itinerary

8 DAYS FROM ONLY £599

Thu 1 May

Main Deck

£599

Promenade Deck £649 Single cabin supplement applies Holiday code: MCRIEN

*See page 4 for Door to Door details.

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Moselle

Three Countries River Cruise 10

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A Door to Door* Tour

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£849

Discover the many delights of the magnificent Moselle River on our Three Countries sailing aboard the enchanting river cruiser, the MV Diana. We cruise upstream from France and along the boundaries of Luxembourg and Germany, passing through a myriad of pretty medieval villages where time seems to have stood still. Highlights include Remich, the “Pearl of the Moselle”, historic Bernkastel and the charmingly traditional German town of Cochem. Please note that, as the majority of this holiday is spent on board your ship, travel to and from the continent will be on one of our standard executive coaches rather than a Select vehicle.

Your Holiday Itinerary Friday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to Rotterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Saturday. Today we make our way to Metz in north eastern France and board the MV Diana with time to settle in and explore the ship’s facilities before dinner. Sunday. We set sail for the Luxembourg town of Remich, known as the “Pearl of the Moselle”. From here we drive through the scenic Mullertahl arriving at captivating Echternach, the oldest town in Luxembourg, famed for its fascinating ancient architecture. In addition to an abundance of historic buildings and museums, there is a lake nearby making the town an intriguing blend of culture, history and natural beauty. Monday. We deviate on the River Saar to reach delightful Mettlach where we join our coach to venture into the spectacular Hunsruck Hills. Tuesday. Trier is Germany’s oldest town and has the Roman remains to

prove this status. We enjoy a full afternoon to explore this interesting destination at our own pace. Perhaps head to the Puerta Negra and hop aboard the Romer Express land train to see the sights. Wednesday. Today’s treat is medieval Bernkastel, a town full of history and famed for its wines and romantic halftimbered houses. Thursday. Our cruise heads downstream to reach Cochem, a traditional german village where snaking streets of wine taverns nestle beneath the storybook edifice of Reichsburg Castle. This is a place where legend, history and folklore are woven into every winding alleyway. Friday. We sail to charming Koblenz where the Rhine and Moselle rivers merge. The region’s two thousand years of history have left their evidence in the form of imposing castles, grand townhouses, atmospheric public squares and Romanesque churches. Saturday. This morning we travel north to board our ferry to Hull, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Sunday. We journey homeward.

MV DIANA This charming river cruiser has a dance floor, panoramic windows on the Main Deck, a pleasant Sun Deck and all cabins are en suite, outward facing and have air conditioning. As the stairs on board are steep, we regret the vessel is unsuitable for wheelchair users or those who experience difficulty with stairs.

10 DAYS FROM ONLY £849

Fri 19 Sep

Main Deck

Single cabin supplement applies

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Lunch while river cruising Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary

MV Diana

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*See page 4 for Door to Door details.

£849

Promenade Deck £899

Holiday code: MCRIDN

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Moselle Valley

German River Cruises 10

Days

A Door to Door* Tour

from

£899

TWO ITINERARIES TO CHOOSE FROM

Take your pick from these two fabulous itineraries aboard the ever popular river cruiser Prinses Christina. Perhaps you’ll opt for the regal Rhine and mystical Moselle sailing and enjoy stops at places like Cochem, a traditional German village where history and folklore are woven into every winding alleyway. Alternatively, our Black Forest cruise features excursions to Freiburg, a sun-kissed town with a Mediterranean feel and to the old university town of Heidelberg. Please note that, as the majority of these holidays are spent on board your ship, travel to and from the Rhine will be on one of our standard executive coaches rather than a Select vehicle.

Black Forest Cruise Rhine & Your Holiday Itinerary Moselle Cruise Saturday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Sunday. We make our way to Cologne to board the Prinses Christina. Monday. Explore Cologne this morning before our cruise sets sail passing Bonn to reach the Roman town of Andernach. Tuesday. Our cruise continues through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, arriving at the riverside resort of Rudesheim where the rest of the day is at leisure. Wednesday. We stop at Mainz and enjoy a coach excursion to the old university city of Heidelberg, rejoining our ship at Speyer. Thursday. We cruise to Rasstadt where the Rhine becomes the boundary between France and Germany and head into the beautiful Black Forest. We visit pretty Baden-Baden before following the scenic Schwarzwald Hochstrasse to rejoin our ship across the border in Strasbourg.

Black Forest

Friday. A holiday highlight as we visit Freiburg, the 'capital' of the Black Forest before cross-ing into France and on to Colmar, an enchant-ing city of canals in the Alsace region. Saturday. Today our cruise continues downstream to Mainz. Sunday. We head for our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Saturday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to Rotterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Sunday. We make our way to Cologne to board the Prinses Christina, where we settle in to our cabins and explore the ship’s facilities before dinner. Monday. We begin our cruise, passing Bonn and into the Rhine Valley with its vineyard slopes and romantic castles, reaching the Roman town of Andernach. Tuesday. We leave the Rhine at Koblenz, cruising upstream on the winding Moselle and stopping at popular Cochem, which is overlooked by the stately Reichsburg Castle. Wednesday. We rejoin the Rhine to visit Boppard. Thursday. Gliding between the steep slopes and craggy rocks of the Rhine Gorge, we pass historic castles en route to popular Rudesheim. Friday. Returning through the Rhine Gorge, you’ll have time to explore Koblenz Old Town. Saturday. Passing the remains of the famous bridge at Remagen, we return to Cologne where we have time to visit the majestic cathedral. Sunday. We head for our ferry back to Hull, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board. Monday. We make our way home.

Monday. We make our way home. 10 DAYS FROM ONLY £899

Sat 12 Jul

10 DAYS FROM ONLY £949

Main Deck

£899

Sat 23 Aug

Sorry, no single cabins are available

Main Deck

£949

Promenade Deck £999

Promenade Deck £949

Sorry, no single cabins are available

PRINSES CHRISTINA This tastefully furnished and fully air conditioned ship has a lounge bar with dance floor on the Promenade Deck and a spacious Sun Deck. Please note that whilst there are stairlifts on board, wheelchair access is regretably not possible.

PRICE INCLUDES Dinner, B&B Door to Door* collection Lunch while river cruising Coach and ferry travel throughout Full holiday itinerary

Princes Christina

*See page 4 for Door to Door details.

Holiday code: MCRICN

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CRUISES INCLUDE HOLIDAY INSURANCE† & DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTION* ON EVERY CRUISE

Sail off into the sunset... from your own front door

A handpicked collection of cruises brought to you by Glenton

NEW FOR 2014 PRICE MATCH PROMISE & CRUISE ONLY OPTION

In partnership with Glenton, our dynamic sister company, we are delighted to present yet another exquisite selection of wonderful holidays on the ocean waves. Whether you fancy a scintillating sojourn in home waters, a leisurely voyage of discovery through the magnificent Mediterranean or an unforgettable jaunt to the Baltics and beyond, there is sure to be something here to send you reaching for that passport. We are once again working with our handpicked cruise partners Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Fred. Olsen to bring you an unbeatable array of cruises. With so much to choose from, why don’t you put your feet up and savour the amazing variety of cruise holidays in this year’s collection? Call 08000 24 24 24 today for a copy of your free cruise brochure For details for our Price Match Promise and Cruise Only Discounts, please see page 6 of the 2014 cruise brochure.

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*See page 4 for details. †Conditions apply. Please note Door to Door is not available on Taste of Ocean Cruising departures.


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About Fred. Olsen The Olsen family’s sailing experience goes back over a century and that shows in everything they do. The company’s stylish contemporary ships are big enough to provide all the facilities you could possibly desire, yet small enough to take you right to the heart of some of the world’s most breathtaking ports and cities.

PRESENTING BOUDICCA

PRESENTING BLACK WATCH

A world class ship with a

This sleek, sophisticated ship

light

design,

joined our programme last

Boudicca creates a sense of

year and proved an instant hit

warmth and welcome from

with our passengers. Black

the moment you embark.

Watch offers an intimate

Large windows light up the

ambience and truly refined

stylish

elegance

and

airy

interior

whilst

a

throughout

her

generous teak promenade deck gives a wonderful sense of

impressively furnished lounges and restaurant areas. Fully

space and freedom for up to eight hundred passengers.

stabilised, this classy vessel holds up to eight hundred

This friendly, intimate ship is a firm favourite with our clients.

passengers and promises friendly, efficient service on

By day, relax by the pool. By night, hit the cabaret, chat over

every journey. Splash in the pool, hit the golf nets or visit the

cocktails or have a flutter in the casino.

spa. When night falls enjoy live cabaret or a nightcap in a choice of bars.

GO ALL INCLUSIVE Upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s All Inclusive Drinks Package for just £10 per person per day! Choose from a selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and house spirits whilst on board Boudicca or Black Watch. If you wish to go All Inclusive, you must advise us at the time of booking and purchase a package for the entire duration of your cruise. Terms and conditions apply.

About Cruise & Maritime Voyages Glenton is delighted to once again team up with Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Britain’s newest privately owned cruise line. Like us, our partners at Cruise & Maritime Voyages believe in a more traditional cruising experience based on friendly, attentive service, well planned itineraries and the highest quality of catering and entertainment on board.

PRESENTING DISCOVERY

PRESENTING MARCO POLO

With her compact profile, the delightful Discovery is sleek

With her handsome traditional profile, teak decks and

enough to explore captivating ports of call that may not be

distinctive dark blue hull, magnificent Marco Polo is a fully

accessible to larger vessels. Stabilised and air conditioned

stabilised and air conditioned classic ocean liner.

throughout, this elegant ship has eight passenger decks, a

Accommodating up to eight hundred passengers, she

wealth of great facilities and accommodates up to seven

boasts eight passenger decks, a choice of restaurants and

hundred passengers. It features a choice of pools,

a fantastic programme of world class entertainment. To

shopping arcade and beauty salon. For those starry nights

keep you busy there is an outdoor pool, wellness centre

following dinner head to the Carousel Lounge, Discovery

and library. Drinks can be enjoyed in the Marco Polo

or Hideaway bars.

Lounge, the elegant Captain’s Club or Scotts Bar.

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Highlights from our 2014 Cruise Collection To find out more call 08000 24 24 24 and request your free Ocean Cruising brochure

Bergen

Easter Fjordland

Northern Lights

Land of the Northern Lights 15

Days Norway

from

9

£759

Days

from

Sail from Hull aboard Discovery

£1199

Enjoy Norway’s fjords in all their natural glory and splendour on this very special cruise.

Holiday Highlights

Sail from Liverpool aboard Discovery

Rosyth, Lerwick, Bergen, Skjolden, Flam, Odda

The jampacked itinerary on this fabulous cruise is a comprehensive introduction to the delights of Norway.

Holiday Highlights

9 DAYS FROM £759 Holiday code: OCD445

Sat 12 Apr

Stockholm

Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

Lerwick, Alesund, Narvik, Alta, Tromso, Bodo, Andalsnes, Bergen

14

15 DAYS FROM £1199

Days

Wed 12 Mar

from

£1149

Holiday code: OCD442

Sail from Hull aboard Discovery This fabulous fortnight is an amazing kaleidoscope of history, Belfast

Treasures of the British Isles

heritage, colour and culture.

Holiday Highlights

Rosyth, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm, Oslo 14 DAYS FROM £1149

11

Days

from

Sun 20 Apr

Holiday code: OCD446

£899 Faroes

Scottish Isles & Faroes

Sail from Hull aboard Discovery Beautiful landscapes, rich heritage and ancient traditions await on this exploration of our own isles. Step ashore to visit far-flung towns and villages.

7

Days

Dublin

This splendid cruise takes us through the Shetlands, the Orkneys and the remote Faroe Islands.

Holiday Highlights

Kollafjordur, Ullapool, Lerwick, Kirkwall 11 DAYS FROM £899

Wed 26 Mar Holiday code: OCD443

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£669

Sail from Newcastle aboard Marco Polo

Holiday Highlights Rosyth, Lerwick, Scrabster, Tobermory, Belfast, Dublin, St Mary’s, St Peter Port, Dover,

from

7 DAYS FROM £669

Mon 9 Jun

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n

d

ALL CRUISES INCLUDE HOLIDAY INSURANCE†

All Door to Door*

Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Puffins, Waterfalls & Geysers

Reykajavik

12

Days

from

13

from

£1199

Days

£1199

Sail from Newcastle aboard Marco Polo Sail from Newcastle aboard Black Watch Treat yourself to a taste of how life is lived in majestic Iceland and

Holiday Highlights

the friendly Faroe Islands.

Holiday Highlights Baltic Sea.

Warnemunde, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen

Reykajavik, Akureyi, Eskifjordur, Runavik

13 DAYS FROM £1199 Holiday code: OCMP420

Sun 15 Jun

12 DAYS FROM £1199

Fri 4 Jul

Holiday code: OCBW1408

Valletta

Explore the fascinating heritage around the shores of the

Norway

Majestic Fjordland

Empires of the Med & Black Sea 29

Days

from

8

from

£729

Days

£2299

Sail from Newcastle aboard Marco Polo Sail from Liverpool aboard Boudicca This maritime adventure takes you to over a dozen fascinating

Holiday Highlights

ports of call combined with lazy days at sea.

This summertime escape is a great chance to cruise Norway’s dramatic coastline and amazing fjords.

Holiday Highlights

Hellesylt, Andalsnes, Olden, Skjolden

Tangier, Valletta, Varna, Odessa, Sevastopol, Istanbul, Izmir, Piraeus, Thira, Cantania, Almeria, Gibraltar

8 DAYS FROM £729

Sun 20 Apr

Holiday code: OCMP421

29 DAYS FROM £2299

Sat 11 Oct

Holiday code: OCBD1419

Las Palmas

Canary Islands Christmas

Exploring the Ports of Columbus 17

Days

16

from

Days

Sail from Liverpool aboard Boudicca Say “ho, ho, ho” to winter snow as you set sail for the sun on

Sail from Liverpool aboard Boudicca

Holiday Highlights

the life of Christopher Columbus.

Holiday Highlights

this very special Christmas adventure.

Leixoes, Arrecife, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Santa Cruz, La Palma, Funchal

Praia de Vitoria, Vila do Porto, Funchal, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Tangier, Cadiz 9Mon 24 Nov

£1499

£1149

Soak up some winter sun whilst also tracing some milestones in

17 DAYS FROM £1149

from

Holiday code: OCBD1419

16 DAYS FROM £1499

Sun 21 Dec

Holiday code: OCBD1424

*See page 4 for Door to Door details. †See page 5 for holiday insurance details

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Glenton Palmer Terms and Conditions When you book a Glenton Palmer holiday we want you to be totally satisfied with the arrangements so that you will book with us again in the future. To avoid misunderstandings you should be in no doubt as to the commitments we have to you and, in turn, the obligations you have to us. Listed below are a number of important points which we would like you to read carefully. None of the terms or conditions are intended to contravene or contradict The Package Travel Regulations 1992 or The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.

1. Your booking

a. Deposits and Final Payments Deposit payments are non-refundable and as follows: Holiday type UK & Ireland Coach Holidays Inclusive Theatre Break European Coach Holidays All Ocean Cruises Air to Jersey All other Air Holidays

Per person £35 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250

Balance Due 28 days 28 days 28 days 98 days 98 days 98 days

Please make cheques payable to Glenton Palmer or to the travel agent you book through. If you pay Glenton Palmer by credit card then a charge of 2% will apply (travel agent charges may vary). b. Late Bookings Bookings made within balance due must be paid in full at the time of booking. c. Final Travel Details We will forward your travel documents and information approximately 10 days prior to departure.

2. Cancellation of your booking

a. Cool Off Period Providing that you have booked more than 60 days in advance of your holiday departure date we allow you seven days from the time we issue your Holiday Confirmation to change your mind. If you have changed your mind within seven days and would like to cancel your holiday booking, then you must inform us in writing within this seven day period. For which we will provide you with a full refund of all monies paid. This does not apply to late bookings made within 60 days of departure. b. Cancellation By You i. Cancellation by you must be sent to us in writing and it will take effect when it is received by us. Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges as shown below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling). Date Cancellation received 98+ days before departure 97 - 57 days before departure 56 - 42 days before departure 41 - 28 days before departure 27 - 14 days before departure 13 - 7 days before departure 6 - 1 days before departure Day of departure or after Day Excursions 27 - days of departure 28+ - days before departure

Coach Deposit Only Deposit Only Deposit Only Deposit Only 50% of the price 65% of the price 90% of the price 100% of the price

Air/Cruise Deposit Only 60% of the price 75% of the price 85% of the price 85% of the price 100% of the price 100% of the price 100% of the price

100% of the price loss of deposit

No refunds will be made for tickets or services booked but not used, or for insurance premiums or alteration charges. Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charges detailed above. ii. Should you cancel your holiday due to medical reasons and you can support this with the documentation requested by the insurer, you may be able to reclaim these charges, less any excess figure, if the reason for cancellation is covered by your holiday insurance. Advice on how to make your claim, which must be dealt directly with the Insurance Company, will be sent together with a Cancellation Invoice following your written confirmation of cancellation. iii. If any person with whom you are sharing a room should cancel, and you wish to continue with your holiday as planned, we will make every effort to transfer you to a suitable room, if available. If this is not possible, or if this results in any additional charges, we reserve the right to pass on these charges to you, or to cancel your holiday and apply the appropriate cancellation charges. c. If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday i. Material Alterations, Cancellations and Compensation. Because our brochure details are prepared months in advance it could become necessary, in certain circum- stances, to change your holiday arrangements, to amend itineraries, change hotels, alter your UK airport, or to cancel your holiday because it has failed to attract the minimum number of passengers required for the tour or pick-up point (if applicable). Often these are only minor changes, but where a Material Alteration or Cancellation (see point c.ii) becomes necessary outside the date when full payment is due you have the following options: (a) to continue with the holiday as amended or (b) accept an alternative holiday which we may offer or (c) cancel your booking and receive a prompt refund of all monies paid. A refund will become due to you if any alternative accommodation offered to you is of a lower standard than previously advertised. Where a Material Alteration or Cancellation is notified after the date when full payment is due you are also entitled to compensation on the scale set out below, unless this is a result of hostilities, lock-out, political

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unrest, industrial disputes, adverse weather conditions, fire, epidemic or health risk, disease outbreak, or any other reason of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all care had been exercised. ii. Definitions of Material Alterations and Cancellations. For the above purposes a holiday will be deemed to be Materially Altered or Cancelled if we make a significant change of resort, a change of accommodation to a lower standard or price, a change of departure date or a change of coach holiday departure point more than five miles from the original. Period before departure when a material alteration or cancellation is notified More than 84 days 83 days to 28 days 27 days to 14 days 13 to day of departure

Holidays where full payment is due 28 days before departure

Holidays where full payment is due 29 to 98 days before departure

Compensation per person nil nil nil £5 £5 £10 £10 £20

d. Changes to Flight Times As our brochure is published many months in advance any flight times detailed in the brochure, or in any other literature we publish, are for guidance only. Flight times and/or schedules can change, often with little notice, and we reserve the right to substitute alternative airlines, routes and times from those shown if required. Such a change is not a material alteration (see section 2cii) and will not entitle you to cancel your holiday without incurring a cancellation charge. Your final flight details will be sent to you with other important travel information about 10 days before departure and you must check this carefully as soon as it is received. e. Changes to Your Booking and Amendment Charges If, after booking your holiday, you are prevented from travelling and wish to transfer the booking to another person, the company will agree as long as the other person satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package, and subject to both persons accepting joint and several liability for full payment of the package price and the company’s charge of £10 for confirming the transfer and any additional costs imposed upon the company by flight or cruise operators or accommodation suppliers. Any transfer requests within 14 days of departure will however be treated as a cancellation and will be subject to the scale of cancellation charges set out in section 2b above. Requests for changing the booking to another departure date, hotel, tour, or to amend your departure point/travelling plans, will be treated similarly.

3. Your holiday a. Your Glenton Palmer Package

Your holiday includes a number of elements as stated in the brochure. Unfortunately we cannot make any refunds if you choose, or are unable to, take any part of this package. b. Your Holiday Accommodation i. Private facilities are available at certain hotels, some at extra cost, and this is shown in the price panel. Rooms with private facilities (sometimes referred to as En-Suite or Private Bathroom) have bath and/or shower and WC, and some rooms may have a washbasin in the bedroom rather than in the WC or bathroom. ii. There is no supplement for a limited number of sole occupancy rooms available at our UK mainland hotels. However, hotels may allow the use of additional rooms for single occupancy and these rooms, where available, will often carry a supplement. iii. Lower floor rooms are defined as rooms on the ground or first floor. We make no extra charge for the limited number available and although every effort is made to comply with your wishes we accept no liability for failure to provide such a request and cannot accept bookings which are conditional upon us fulfilling this request. iv. Any special requests (eg special diets, low floor or adjoining rooms) must be made at the time of booking and printed in the relevant section of the confirmation invoice issued by Glenton Palmer to you or your travel agent. If, for whatever reason, this is missing you must contact us immediately otherwise the information will not be passed on to the relevant suppliers. Whilst every effort is made to comply with your wishes we cannot guarantee that such requests will be granted or that your accommodation will be able to provide the requested services or facilities. We cannot accept any reservation that is conditional upon any special request being satisfied. v. Some amenities and facilities require cleaning, servicing or may suffer mechanical failure at times, and other unforeseeable factors beyond the control of the supplier may affect their availability from time to time. Entertainment as detailed in the brochure may also be affected for similar reasons and therefore it’s frequency and nature may be subject to change. The listing of a ‘Dance Floor’ in a description does not necessarily mean that dancing will be available during your stay. vi. In certain circumstances it may become necessary to change the location of a single overnight stop. Whilst we will do our best to notify you in advance of such a change, we reserve the right to effect such a change without notice. At all times the change of hotel will be of equivalent standard to the original. Few insurance companies will provide cover for loss of luggage or personal Glenton Palmer is a trading name of Glenton Holidays Ltd.

belongings stored in an unattended vehicle overnight. You should therefore take all personal belongings with you at overnight stops. vii.In certain cases tourist board accommodation categories or star ratings are shown against hotels. Overseas countries have different grading systems, and star ratings may not be equivalent to those in the UK. viii.Some hotels may make an additional charge for the use of leisure facilities. ix. Inclusive Bars: Please note that where drinks are included as part of the holiday package, conditions do apply and the accommodation provider will give full details on arrival. The accommodation provider has a legal duty of care to maintain responsible drinking and will put in place measures to monitor and control as they see fit. All-inclusive packages are designed to allow you to budget in advance and anyone abusing the inclusive bar facility may have this facility withdrawn at any time by the accommodation provider and without compensation. If the inclusive arrangement is restricted or banned by any government agency, court or council in advance of your arrival, you have the right to cancel your holiday and request a full refund but this will be the extent of our liability. c. General i. On full board holidays lunch is not included on the first and last days. ii. Admission fees or guided tours are not included in the holiday price unless expressly stated in the excursion description. We reserve the right to change itineraries and included excursions from those stated in the brochure, where necessary, and this will not entitle you to compensation where such variations are a consequence of non-significant changes to your holiday. Please note that on cruise holidays onshore excursions incur an additional cost. iii. We reserve the right to prohibit travel should you be experiencing medical symptoms likely to cause ill health to others. It is therefore vital that you ensure you are fit to travel prior to arriving at the pick-up point, port or airport as full cancellation charges will apply should we be forced to terminate your holiday. We also reserve the right to refuse a booking or terminate your holiday and levy full cancellation charges in the event of irrational conduct that is likely to cause anxiety, annoyance, harm or danger to other passengers. iv. Should you leave any belongings at your accommodation or on a coach we will make every effort in tracing and returning them to you, although we do reserve the right to pass on any cost incurred in doing so. v. In the event of any contact being made with us, either directly by you, or by your Travel Agent, on any subject whereby information contained in this brochure is changed, or additional information given, you or your Travel Agent must ensure that the information given is confirmed in writing. No responsibility will be accepted for any loss, damage or disappointment if this procedure has not been followed. vi. On some holidays insurance is included in your holiday at cost. Should you make a claim under your insurance policy we can take no responsibility if this claim is disputed or refused by the insurer or for any additional expense incurred by you in making the claim whether successful or not. vii. Due to the overall weight and space restrictions on vehicles, luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person. Luggage on aircraft or other carriers is subject to the carrier’s terms and conditions, a copy of which can be sent to you on request. It is your responsibility to ensure luggage is fit for travel, sturdy and waterproof. viii.All holidays are sold subject to availability. ix. When travelling abroad food and entertainment may reflect local customs and tastes. x. Responsibility is limited for events which are reasonably beyond our control and unforeseeable. Examples of such events could include traffic or road conditions, unavoidable technical or mechanical transport problems, epidemic outbreaks, weather conditions, disputes, fuel shortages and fire. xi. Glenton Palmer has no control over other clients staying in your accommodation. We cannot accept liability for any inconvenience or disturbance caused to our holiday-makers by any other guest or guests staying during the same period. On Good Companions tours it is impossible for us to ensure in advance that all guests are over the age of 55 and we accept no responsibility for the fact that clients under this age may join our tours from time to time, with or without our consent.

4. Disabled holidaymakers

We welcome disabled passengers on our holidays, but some holidays may not be suitable, in our opinion, for your particular disability. Please ensure that the full extent of your disability is advised in a covering letter. Please also ensure that confirmation of your disability has been acknowledged. If we are not informed of any disabilities in this way we cannot be held responsible for any cost or inconvenience incurred. Should you cancel or terminate your holiday due to these reasons full cancellation charges will apply. Collapsible wheelchairs are accepted on coaches, with prior agreement, but battery/ motorised models are not on the grounds of safety to staff and other passengers. On cruise or air holidays, onboard policies regarding disabled holidaymakers may vary. If we are not advised of a disability at the time of booking, you may be refused travel.


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5. Your travel arrangements

a. Departure Times and Places (Coach Holidays) i. It is only possible for customers to be picked-up and dropped off at the scheduled departure points as listed on brochure pages. Departure times shown in the brochure are approximate times only and are subject to change. Final travel times will be confirmed with your Final Travel Documents approximately 10 days before departure. ii. If you have not received your travel documents within 5 days of your departure date you must contact us immediately so that they may be re-sent to you or any new details confirmed as soon as possible. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or expense resulting if the above procedures have not been carried out. iii. You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point at the correct time. We cannot accept any responsibility for you not locating your transport or any additional expenses incurred due to you failing to join your transport for the above reasons. iv. Where there is insufficient demand for the advertised departure route Glenton Palmer reserves the right to alter the route. v. Where we include home pick up, we can only collect from one address per booking. The service is limited to those areas advertised. b. Tour Coaches and Coach Seats i. If it becomes necessary to use a coach with different seat numbers to those shown in the booking form, the seat position should not change significantly. However, we cannot accept bookings conditional on the provision of specific seats and accept no liability if the seat provided is in a different position to that indicated in the published seating plan. Additionaly on rare occasions we reserve the right to change your seat number/s for operational reasons. Reserved seats are not allocated on transfer services or optional excursions. Although certain tours are advertised as having a coach with WC facilities, we reserve the right to operate a coach without such facilities should this become necessary due to mechanical failure, accident etc. From time to time connecting taxis and minibuses may be used on a transfer element of your holiday. ii. In the unlikely event of a premium coach being unavailable, for whatever reason, on Select tours we reserve the right to replace the vehicle with a regular coach. Clients will be refunded £5 per day and this will be the extent of our liability. c. Smoking For the comfort of the majority of passengers, all coaches are strictly no smoking including electronic cigarettes. If you ignore this rule we reserve the right to terminate your holiday and levy full cancellation charges. You may also be liable to meet the cost of any claims brought against Glenton Palmer resulting from such an incident. d. Porterage On some holidays porterage may not always be available and where it is you will usually incur a small extra charge. Porterage is usually not available at sea ports or airports for security reasons. e. Conditions of Carriage You are advised that overland carriage is in vehicles other than those owned or operated by Glenton Palmer and that no sea or air transport is owned by the company. Such transport is subject to national and international regulations and conventions which may limit or exclude liability – a copy of these are available if you wish to see them. Your contract is subject to English Law and jurisdiction. Not all coaches bear Glenton Palmer livery. f. Delayed Departure If your departure to or from the UK mainland is delayed for more than six hours beyond the scheduled departure time we will make arrangements for meals and alternative accommodation only if this delay results in the advertised meal and accommodation arrangements being cancelled. We cannot accept responsibility for any meals or accommodation not included in the advertised holiday itinerary. If departure from the UK mainland is delayed for more than twelve hours beyond the scheduled departure time we reserve the right to cancel the holiday and refund all monies paid and this shall be the extent of our liability. g. Airport Assistance Any passengers requiring airport assistance must request this at the time of booking. Failure to follow this procedure may result in assistance being unavailable. Cancellation charges will apply should you choose to cancel your holiday as a result.

6. Liability & consumer protection

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for package holidays booked from this brochure and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of an ATOL (number 10494) – Air Travel Organiser’s Licence - administered by the Civil Aviation Authority and a bond held by ABTA for packages that do not include flights. If you book arrangements other than a package holiday from this brochure, the financial protection referred to above does not apply. For your financial protection when you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package from Glenton Holidays Ltd, you will receive an ATOL Certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked). This lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays offered by Glenton Holidays Ltd in this brochure, other publicity material and on the website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. For more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: http://www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate. We will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where we aren’t able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have

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bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). In the unlikely event of our insolvency whilst you are on holiday, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. If you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight protection is provided by ABTA. We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y0234 and we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA's Code of Conduct. For further information please see http://www.abta.com/consumer-services. This brochure is published by Glenton in good faith and is designed to assist you in choosing a suitable holiday. We accept responsibility for ensuring that the component parts of your holiday as described in this brochure are of a reasonable standard and that the obligations arising from this contract are performed properly unless this non or improper performance is attributable neither to any fault of ours or to that of another supplier because i) the failures to perform the contract were attributable to you ii) such failures were attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the contracted services, and are unforeseen and unavoidable iii) such failures are due to force majeure or to an event which we, or the supplier of the service, even with all due care could not foresee or forestall. Even in the case of sections i and ii above we will still give prompt assistance to you but this shall be the extent of our liability.

7. Claims

a. Claims other than Personal Injury Subject to the foregoing we will pay reasonable compensation for the non or improper performance of the contract by us, limited at all times to twice the total cost of the holiday. b. Claims for Personal Injury Subject to the foregoing, all claims relating to personal death or injury will be equivalent to the damages you would be entitled to receive under English Law in an English Court provided at all times that: i. you assign to Glenton Palmer any rights against a supplier or other person or party you may have relating to the claim. ii. that you co-operate fully with us should we or our insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to us. iii. Such payment in the case of transport or air is limited to that laid down in the appropriate International Conventions. Note: Failure to notify us of your claim within 90 days of your return from holiday may affect our ability to investigate your claim and may impact on the way your claim is dealt with.

8. Data protection

In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements, we and your travel agent need to use the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels, transport companies etc. The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/ immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not however, pass any information on to any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this please contact D. Haig, Data Controller, Glenton, 30 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PU.

9. Price Policy

Before confirmation of your holiday we reserve the right to change prices from those advertised in this brochure. Having confirmed your holiday by sending your Holiday Confirmation Invoice, the price of your travel arrangements is subject to surcharges only on the following items. 1. Transportation – e.g. increases in fuel costs 2. Government action – e.g. any increases in VAT or any other tax imposed on us or required to be passed on by us 3. Currency – in relation to adverse exchange rate variations. However, even in these circumstances we will absorb or retain an amount equivalent to the first 2% of the price of your holiday, which excludes any 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 fee of £3 together with an amount to cover travel agents’ commission. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid. 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 revised invoice. Should the above mentioned price variations be downward then the price of your holiday will be accordingly reduced and any refund paid to you. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. The holiday prices published in this brochure were calculated according to exchange rates published in the Financial Times on 16 October 2013 Euro 1.188450

10. Arbitration

In the event that you have any complaint during the course of your holiday you are strongly advised to immediately bring this to the attention of the supplier of the service in question AND the Glenton Palmer driver. If you are not satisfied with the solution offered you Glenton Palmer is a trading name of Glenton Holidays Ltd.

must contact us in writing after returning home. We are unable to address complaints received more than 28 days after your return date and cannot be held responsible for any letters not received. In the unlikely event that we are unable to amicably settle your grievance, you may decide to pursue the matter further. One option is the ABTA Arbitration Scheme which is administered independently by the Institute of Arbitrators. It provides a simple inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for a greater amount than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking form, or to claims which are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness. Details can be sent to you on request.

11. Health Matters

Clients travelling to EC countries are strongly advised to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) This card allows you access to state provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Your local Post Office has application forms or you can apply online at www.ehic.org.uk or call 0845 606 2030. For travel overseas you are also advised to obtain the 'Health Advice for Travellers' leaflet from the Dept. of Health, your local ABTA travel agent or directly from ourselves. In the rare event of vaccinations being required, you will be advised on your holiday confirmation invoice.

12. Photo identification, passport and visa requirements

i. For cruises and holidays to Europe, you will require a full 10 year British passport with at least six months validity after your date of return to the UK. Passports are also required for day trips to European countries such as France or Belgium. ii. Holders of non-UK passports may be subject to differing visa requirements to those stated above. You are advised to consult your travel agent or the appropriate embassy to seek clarification. iii. A full passport is now required for ALL holidays that include air travel within the UK and Ireland. iv. It is your responsibility to obtain correct documentation to travel and full cancellation charges will be levied if you fail to do so.

13. Cruises & Flights

i. Persons with physical disabilities or other handicaps requiring special treatment or assistance, including persons confined to wheelchairs, must advise us in writing of the nature of such conditions at the time of requesting reservations. ii. The Cruise/Airline Operator reserves the right to refuse passage to anyone who has failed to notify them of such disabilities or need for assistance or who, in the Cruise/ Airline Operator’s opinion is unfit for travel or anyone whose condition may constitute a danger to themselves or others on board. iii. The Cruise/Airline Operator reserves the right to insist on the presence of an able bodied (fare-paying) companion. iv. Those passengers confined to wheelchairs must furnish their own standard size wheelchairs and must be accompanied by a travelling companion fit and able to assist them. Ship and airport wheelchairs are available for emergency use only. v. On cruises for safety reasons passengers using wheelchairs will not be able to go ashore at ports where the ship cannot berth alongside a landing stage or pier. vi. Glenton Palmer acts as an agent for nominated Cruise Operators/ Airlines and that your booking is subject to the Cruise Operators/ Airlines Conditions of Carriage, a copy of which will be sent to you on request. vii. Where free home pick up is included we reserve the right to alter your departure airport. viii.We recommend that you check the names on your booking confirmation match the names on your passport. Any corrections made after receiving your holiday confirmation may be subject to applicable airline charges. ix. Any passengers requiring airport assistance must request this at the time of booking. Failure to follow this procedure may result in assistance being unavailable. Airport assistance is limited per aircraft, any bookings made where assistance is guaranteed is not applicable for the cooling off period. Cancellation charges will apply should you choose to cancel your holiday as a result.

14. Safety

We recommend that you check Foreign Office Travel Advice relating to the country you have chosen to visit before you make your booking. This information can be found on the Internet at http://www.fco.gov.uk/ knowbeforeyougo or you can call the ABTA travel information line on 0901 2015050 (calls charged at £0.51 per minute). It is important that you exercise the same care and attention to your personal safety and possessions as you would at home; we recommend that you remain in well-lit, populated areas if out at night and try to avoid displaying expensive jewellery.

15. Child Discounts

A discount of 25% applies to children under the age of 14 provided they are travelling with two adults paying full charge and are sharing the same bedroom. Subject to availability. This applies to coach holidays in the UK only.

16. Acknowledgements

Glenton Palmer gratefully acknowledges the large number of tourist organisations, information offices, hoteliers, suppliers, websites, photographers and attractions that have provided photographs for use within our literature. For an up to date list of contributors, please see our website. If we have inadvertently omitted any individual or organisation from the list please accept our apologies and contact us so that we can rectify the oversight. Important notice. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that some of the details contained within this brochure may have changed since the brochure was printed in October 2013. We will inform you of any material changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure when you book, either with your travel agent or with ourselves, as part of our commitment to quality customer service.

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Summer Sun Party Cruise & Cosmopolitan London Adults Only!

3

from

£129

Days

Fri 18 July PRESENTING MARCO POLO

Sail from Newcastle to London Tilbury aboard Marco Polo

This wonderful liner boasts splendid leisure facilities including beautiful teak decks, swimming pool, whirlpools and a traditional walk around promenade. Indoors you’ll find a shopping arcade, library and card room as well as a sauna, gym and beauty facilities. When night falls take your seat for a shimmering cabaret then revel in music and dancing in Scotts Bar. For something mellower, sip a cocktail in the Captain’s Club with its resident pianist before rounding of the evening with a moonlit stroll around the deck. All cabins are en suite with individually controlled air conditioning, multi channel television and hairdryer.

PRICE INCLUDES Return coach travel from selected joining points

What a fabulous treat – sail off into the sunset, whoop it up at the onboard party, spend the next day relaxing at sea, then discover the delights of lively London! Sailing from Newcastle, this fun-filled, action packed voyage aboard the splendid Marco Polo is a tremendous opportunity to explore this superb ship, sample ocean cruising and take in top notch entertainment. An incredible value break, it promises all the pleasures of shipboard life along with a guided coach tour of cosmopolitan London seeing iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Your Holiday Itinerary

1 night in an en suite cabin aboard Marco Polo Full Board meals and snacks as stated 1 night at a quality hotel in the London area Full holiday itinerary Holiday insurance

PRICES PER PERSON Cabin

Friday. From local joining points we journey to Newcastle to board the Marco Polo where loads of fun and entertainment await you. Tuck into a buffet lunch, enjoy afternoon tea and explore this ship’s marvellous features before we set sail late afternoon. In the evening, look forward to a sumptuous dinner prepared by expert chefs and served in stylish surroundings. Afterwards, head to the show lounge for a night of live cabaret then dance into the wee, small hours before retiring to your en suite cabin. Saturday. Awake refreshed, enjoy a hearty breakfast onboard and relish a full day at sea, living the high life and soaking up the sun. Savour a tasty lunch and afternoon snacks before we dock at London Tilbury in the early evening. After we disembark, we rejoin our coaches and make our way to our good quality hotel on the outskirts of London where we include a light supper. Sunday. After breakfast, we take a morning guided coach tour of London showcasing some of the world’s most famous landmarks. Once we’ve seen the sights, we begin our journey home.

4 Berth

3 Berth Twin

Single

Standard Inside

£129

£149 £169

£219

Standard Outside

£139

£169 £189

£249

Superior Inside

£149

£155 £179

Superior Outside

£155

£159 £199

Premium Inside

£159

£185 £199

Premium Outside

£165

£195 £219

In order to ensure a speedy check in aboard the cruise ship, please take an overnight bag to carry onto the ship. Please note a valid passport is required. In order to minimise travelling time coach seat numbers are confirmed with travel tickets. Marco Polo operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account. A gratuity of £5 will be debited to your account automatically. This charge is discretionary and can be amended by contacting Reception on board. Holiday code: OCMP426

Joining points: Chester-le-Street, Durham, Middlesbrough, Morpeth, Newcastle, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Washington

For bookings and holiday information

CALL 08000 24 24 24 or book online at www.glentonpalmer.com Glenton, 30 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3PU


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