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Great Breaks

2 & 3 day breaks to cities, coast and country

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GREAT VALUE 2 AND 3 DAY BREAKS FROM ONLY £119 NEW Great Breaks are a fantastic way to get away from it all on a short break. Whether you choose the city, coast or countryside, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking to treat yourself, celebrate a special occasion with close friends or simply feel like getting away from it all for a few days. All of our Great Breaks provide: • Fantastic destinations • High quality hotels • Top class coaches • Professional, friendly drivers • Reserved seating • One speedy single departure point from our Henley depot • Free car parking at our Henley depot

2013 Planner Departure Date Saturday 11 May Sunday 12 May Friday 24 May Friday 7 June Friday 21 June Sunday 7 July Saturday 13 July Thursday 18 July Friday 26 July Sunday 4 August Friday 9 August Saturday 24 August Friday 6 September Sunday 8 September Sunday 8 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 29 September Friday 4 October Sunday 6 October Sunday 20 October

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Destination Page NEW Weymouth & Dorchester 2 NEW Cultural Chester & Liverpool 5 NEW Eastbourne & Regency Sussex 4 NEW The Best of Yorkshire Summer Wine – Emmerdale & Bronte Country 6 Keswick & The Lake District 7 Cardiff & The Brecon Beacons 5 NEW A Lancashire Hotpot Lytham – Blackpool & Southport 5 NEW Bournemouth & Poole 3 Dickensian Rochester & Chatham 4 Hexham & North Country Treasures 7 NEW Hampshire Delights 3 Harrogate & York (Based in York) 7 NEW Blackpool Illuminations & The Ribble Valley 6 Buxton & The Peak District 5 NEW Cultural Chester & Liverpool 5 NEW Weymouth & Dorchester 2 Harrogate & York (Based in Harrogate) 7 NEW Carmarthen & Tenby 4 Regency Brighton 3 NEW Bournemouth & Poole 3

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WEYMOUTH

2 Days

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd September

Share the hidden secrets of Dorset, discovering the popular coastal resort of Weymouth with its long stretch of golden, sandy beaches. Explore the delightful Dorset countryside as we visit the ancient market town of Dorchester with its elegant 18th century houses and broad tree-lined walks. The Crown Hotel (AA ##) Weymouth The hotel is located in an extremely favourable position at the top of Weymouth’s town centre, next to the Town Bridge overlooking the historic fishing harbour, and just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque Brewer’s Quay. Bedrooms are en suite and non-smoking and are equipped with TV, telephone & hospitality tray. Facilities include Restaurant, Bar and passenger lift to all floors. S AT U R DAY Depart Henley at 8.00am. We travel south pausing for a refreshment break en-route in the cathedral city of Wells arriving early afternoon in Weymouth. Take time to explore the attractions this popular seaside resort has to offer. • Beautiful, safe and award winning sandy beaches • Promenade walks • Weymouth’s Old Harbour with stunning views across to the Isle of Portland. Spend your evening relaxing over dinner in the hotel. S U N DAY After breakfast we drive to charming Dorchester, county town of Dorset. With elegant 18th century houses, tree-lined walks and vibrant history, Dorchester is still very much the famous ‘Casterbridge’ of Thomas Hardy’s novels. Depart Brighton at 3.00pm we return to Henley by 7.30pm.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – Nil within initial allocation. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

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HAMPSHIRE DELIGHTS

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Friday 9th – Sunday 11th August

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BOURNEMOUTH & POOLE 2 Days Thursday 18th – Friday 19th July Sunday 20th – Monday 21st October

Bournemouth is a world class resort that has everything you need for a short break, with golden sandy beaches and beautiful parks and gardens. The Queens Hotel & Spa (AA ###) Bournemouth Located on Meyrick Road on Bournemouth’s popular East Cliff, only a short walk from the award-winning Blue Flag, golden sandy beaches, pier and vibrant town centre. Bedrooms are en suite and are equipped with TV, hairdryer, trouser press & hospitality tray. Facilities include Restaurant, Bar, Passenger Lift & Indoor Leisure Complex with indoor pool, sauna, spa, steam room & gym.

Hampshire is a unique county of coastal attractions, rolling green hills, tranquil chocolate-box villages and ancient forests. A rich cultural heritage and unspoilt countryside make Hampshire an ideal short break destination. Mercure Southampton Centre, Dolphin Hotel (AA ###) Southampton This recently redeveloped, Grade II listed hotel is just 500 metres from West Quay shopping centre in Southampton city centre, and walking distance from the port. Bedrooms are en suite and are equipped with toiletries, Flat screen TV, hairdryer, iron & hospitality tray. Facilities include Restaurant, Bar & Passenger Lift to all floors.

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REGENCY BRIGHTON

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2 Days

Sunday 6th – Monday 7th October

More than just the seaside, Brighton has everything you could want – the Royal Pavilion, Victorian Pier, elegant Regency architecture, museums, a great beach and superb shopping in ‘The Lanes’. A great location for a short break! The Old Ship Hotel (####) Brighton Located in the heart of Brighton’s city centre and overlooking Brighton’s glorious seafront. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, trouser press, iron, hairdryer & hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, lounge bar & lift.

DAY O N E Depart Henley at 8.00am. We travel south pausing for a refreshment break en-route in the historic city of Winchester before continuing to Bournemouth, one of Britain’s premier seaside resort. The afternoon is free to explore the sights, which include: • The delightful Esplanade • Cliff top walks • Colourful gardens • Fabulous selection of top stores and smaller individual shops. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. DAY T WO After breakfast we drive to nearby Poole. Setting down outside Poole Pottery, you’ll be able to discover the delights of this bustling harbour town and historic quay. Depart Poole at 3.00pm we return to Henley by 7.00pm.

F R I DAY Depart Henley at 9.00am. We travel south pausing to explore the cathedral city of Winchester. During the afternoon we continue to Southampton where after checking in to hotel we are free to explore the sights, which include: • Outstanding theatres & art galleries • Southampton Old Town, Ocean Village & Town Quay • Fabulous selection of top stores and smaller individual shops. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. S AT U R DAY After breakfast we travel to the maritime city of Portsmouth. Setting down at the fabulous Gunwharf Quays you have free time to explore the shops or perhaps visit the historic Naval Dockyard which plays host to the remains of Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory. S U N DAY A gentle excursion through the back roads and byways of the New Forest. Travelling via Burley to Lyndhurst we can enjoy views of the pretty villages with their thatched cottages and hopefully catch sight of a New Forest pony or two! Depart for home at 3.00pm we return to Henley by 7.00pm.

S U N DAY Depart Henley at 8.00am. We travel via the motorway network to Brighton, making a stop in Windsor en route. Enjoy the afternoon in Brighton which claims to be ‘England’s loveliest and liveliest city by the sea’. Take time to explore and enjoy the attractions, which are all within easy walking distance. • Regency architecture • Pleasure pier • Specialist shops, pavement cafés • Lively arts scene. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. M O N DAY After a full English breakfast, pick up where you left off yesterday. Perhaps visit: • The Royal Pavilion with its lavish interior and unique mixture of Asian exoticism and English eccentricity • ‘The Lanes’, a fascinating maze of tiny unique shops. Depart Brighton at 3.00pm and return to Henley by 7.30pm.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – Nil within initial allocation. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

PRICE INCLUDES Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £40. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – Nil within initial allocation. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

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DICKENSIAN ROCHESTER & CHATHAM 2 Days

EASTBOURNE REGENCY SUSSEX & THE SOUTH DOWNS

3 Days

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May

Eastbourne is one of England’s most elegant seaside resort with a wide promenade extending along the broad shingle beach. A relaxed holiday atmosphere pervades the Grand Parade, with its famous old pier dating from 1870 and the remarkable bandstand of 1935.

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Chatham is a fascinating maritime destination with a history stretching back over 400 years and with links to Nelson – the Historic Dockyard Chatham is where HMS Victory was built. The area is also famous for its connections with Charles Dickens.

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CARMARTHEN & TENBY

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3 Days

Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October

The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire Coast is famed all over the world with its glorious sandy beaches and a seemingly endless coastline. We stay in the bustling market town of Carmarthen where you will find a delightful mix of old and new.

Bridgewood Manor Hotel (####) Chatham A modern, yet welcoming hotel situated on the edge of the historic city of Rochester, close to the ancient Pilgrims Way. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone & hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, bar, heated indoor pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, gym, beauty treatment rooms, snooker table & tennis court. Lift to all floors.

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel (###) Carmarthen A welcoming independent hotel with a very friendly staff, located on the River Tywi within walking distance of the town centre. Bedrooms are ensuite with TV, telephone, hairdryer & hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, bar, lounge area & lift.

F R I DAY Depart Henley at 8.00am. We travel south to the Sussex Coast, pausing for a convenient lunch stop en-route arriving in Eastbourne during the early afternoon where we are free to explore the sights which include: • Award winning beaches • Road train from the Pier and Sovereign Harbour • Six mile promenade walk • The famous Eastbourne Pier with amusements & restaurants • Extensive shopping • Art Gallery, four theatres & cinema complexes. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. S AT U R DAY At leisure in Eastbourne with a half day excursion included. We cross the South Downs to enjoy the views at Beachy Head, reaching Birling Gap. We return via the scenic Seven Sisters to Alfriston, one of the oldest and prettiest villages in Sussex. S U N DAY Departing our resort after breakfast we return homeward pausing at Windsor, returning to Henley around 6.30pm.

F R I DAY Departing Henley at 8.00am, we skirt London and cross the Thames via the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Arriving in Rochester, we are immediately in Charles Dickens country. Rochester High Street was often used in his novels and you will be enthralled by the history and heritage that the town possesses: • Follow in the footsteps of Dickens – Why not take a guided walking tour? • Visit the cathedral and castle, both of which have Dickens connections • Enjoy a relaxing Medway cruise. Our coach transfers to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. S AT U R DAY We suggest that your join our coach for the short transfer to nearby Chatham where a visit to the Historic Royal Docks is highly recommended. There is a wide variety of fascinating attractions here: • Tour a submarine and a Royal Navy destroyer • Watch rope makers at work • Visit the Lifeboat Museum At 3.30pm it’s time to leave and make our way home, arriving in Henley at 7.00pm.

F R IDAY Depart Henley at 8.00am. We head for Wales, pausing at the re-developed Cardiff Bay waterfront area before arriving at our hotel during the afternoon where we are free to explore the sights which include: • Excellent shopping • Narrow street & lanes • Art Galleries & theatres • Castle • One of the smallest public houses in Britain • The most westerly amphitheatre in the Roman empire. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. S AT U R DAY Join us on an excursion as we visit the seaside resort of Saundersfoot with time to explore the little harbour before leaving for the short ride to Tenby. With the old town walls, interesting little side streets and alleyways to explore and superb beaches it is difficult to find a more picturesque setting. Our return takes us via Pendine Sands. S U N DAY Departing our resort after breakfast we return via the scenic Wye Valley passing Tintern Abbey with spectacular views of the River Wye, returning to Henley around 6.00pm.

PRICE INCLUDES Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £20. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £20. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

PRICE INCLUDES Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £20. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

The New Wilmington Hotel (###) Eastbourne This friendly family run hotel is located close to the sea, bandstand, Wish Tower, Winter Gardens and Devonshire Park. Bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone & hospitality tray. Facilities include Restaurant, Bar, Lounge with a passenger lift serving most floors.

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CARDIFF & THE BRECON BEACONS 2 Days

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CULTURAL CHESTER BUXTON & THE PEAK DISTRICT

2 Days

Sunday 8th – Monday 9th September Sunday 7th – Monday 8th July

Cardiff Angel Hotel (###) Cardiff The hotel is a beautiful Victorian landmark in the Welsh capital, occupying a convenient location between the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, bar and lift. Please note that all bedrooms are non-smoking. S U N DAY Depart Henley at 9.00am. We journey south over the English/Welsh border arriving at our destination around noon where we are free to explore the sights which include: • The Welsh Assembly • Cardiff Castle • Plentiful shopping & dining • Cardiff Bay including the Wales Millennium Centre, Norwegian Church & the Doctor Who Experience. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. M ON DAY Departing our hotel after breakfast we enjoy a tour through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park before we reach our stop in Brecon for free time. At 3.00pm we commence our journey homeward arriving around 6.00pm.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – Nil within initial allocation. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

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Cardiff is a city of attractions, sport, culture and entertainment. Within the few square miles of the city-centre alone, you’ll find a wealth of things to do, whatever your tastes, and in the surrounding areas, you’ll find everything from abseiling to whisky tasting.

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The dramatic Peak District is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales, with picturesque towns and villages, historic churches and some grand houses. The Palace Hotel (####) Buxton This popular hotel is situated in a commanding position, situated within 5 acres of grounds, overlooking the beautiful spa town of Buxton. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer & hospitality tray. Facilities include the Dovedale restaurant, bar & lounge bar, indoor pool, sauna, solarium & steam room, lift.

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2 Days

Sunday 12th – Monday 13th May Sunday 8th – Monday 9th September

Enjoy the historic appeal of Chester along with the vibrant attractions of Liverpool. A wonderful weekend away combining these two great cities with welcoming hotel accommodation. Best Western Queen Hotel (####) Chester Perfectly placed in Chester city centre situated just five minutes from the Cathedral and central shopping area. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone & hospitality tray. Facilities include three restaurants, three bars, fitness suite & lift.

Departing Henley at 9.00am, we travel north via Matlock, calling at the popular Masson Mills before continuing on to our destination, Buxton for free time. • The Buxton Opera House • Pavilion Gardens • Serpentine Walk • The Devonshire Dome. In the evening relax and enjoy dinner in our hotel. M ON DAY Enjoy a scenic coach cruise as we journey through the stunning Peak District region, highlights of which include: • Glossop • Snake Pass, High Peak & Ladybower Reservoir • Hope Valley & Castleton • Bakewell with time for lunch in this attractive market town. Departing at 4.00pm we make our way home, arriving in Henley around 6.00pm.

S U N DAY Depart Henley at 9.00am. We head north for Chester making a stop for coffee en-route. Chester is a historic city and there are many ways to spend your time: • Take in the views from the city walls • Explore the mediaeval two tiered ‘Rows’ shopping district • Visit the impressive Cathedral. Then relax and enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. M O N DAY Departing Chester we drive to Liverpool arriving at the Royal Albert Dock where things to do include: • The Royal Albert Dock is a World Heritage Site & offers an interesting array of waterfront shops, cafes and museums • Museums include the Tate Gallery, the Maritime Museum & the ‘Beatles Story’, which is a shrine to the legendary fab four pop group. Our homeward journey commences around 4.00pm and our return to Henley is around 6.30pm.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – Nil within initial allocation. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £20. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

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A LANCASHIRE HOTPOT LYTHAM ST ANNES, BLACKPOOL 2 Days & SOUTHPORT Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th July

Close your eyes and picture a perfect beach with glimmering sea, golden sands; take a deep breath and imagine the freshness of salty sea air. St Annes-on-Sea’s town centre has been completely regenerated over recent years to offer a charming experience, blending heritage with 21st Century living. The Lindum Hotel (##) Lytham St Annes This hotel has been under the same family ownership for fifty years. Situated on the main promenade, opposite all the seafront amenities, and is within easy walking distance of the elegant Edwardian town centre of St Annes. Bedrooms are en suite with TV and hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, lounge, bar and terrace. Lift.

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS & THE RIBBLE VALLEY

2 Days

Friday 6th – Saturday 7th September

Blackpool is Britain’s favourite holiday resort. Famous for its ‘Golden Mile’ of piers, amusements, tram and donkey rides. The world famous illuminations take place between September and November each year when over half a million light bulbs decorate the promenade which is dominated by the 518 foot tower. The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa (####) Clayton-le-Moors, Nr Blackburn This delightful 4-star hotel blends the grandeur of a 700 year old building with modern facilities. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer & hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, bar, leisure centre with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, Jacuzzi. Lift. Departing Henley at 9.00am, we travel north to Blackpool where we are free to discover the delights of this popular coastal resort. • Try your luck with the amusements on one of the piers • Take a ride on a tram • Travel to the top of the Tower for a ‘bird’s eye view’. As darkness falls the illuminations come to life and the town glows under a breathtaking array of electric light displays. We depart Blackpool at 6.00pm and head to our hotel arriving in time for dinner and our overnight stay. S AT U R DAY After breakfast we travel into the heart of Lancashire to meet our step on guide for an entertaining drive through the scenic Ribble Valley where we learn about the notorious tales of the Pendle Witches. Later we spend time at Oswaldtwistle Mills, a shopping experience with a difference, combining retail areas, attractions and craft workshops. Departing at 4.00pm we make our way home, arriving in Henley around 6.30pm. F R I DAY

S AT U R DAY Depart Henley at 9.00am. We journey north to Southport. This popular coastal town has long been a firm favourite and top attractions include: • The historic Pier – The second longest and oldest in the country • The Victorian splendour of Lord Street with its unique range of shops • The Botanic Gardens • Kings Gardens • British Lawnmower Museum • New Pleasureland • Splash World • Marine Lake. Departing Southport at 4.00pm we continue on to our hotel at Lytham St Annes where we arrive in time for dinner. S U N DAY Discover elegant Lytham before driving along the coast to vibrant Blackpool for free leisure time. At 4.00pm we commence our journey homeward arriving around 7.00pm.

One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – Nil within initial allocation. Holiday Insurance – £13.50. PRICE INCLUDES

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PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel, guided tour of the ‘Pendle Witches Trail’ and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £15. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

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THE BEST OF YORKSHIRE SUMMER WINE, EMMERDALE & 2 Days BRONTE COUNTRY Friday 7th – Saturday 8th June

Yorkshire – a county as varied and beautiful as one could hope to find. With sweeping vistas, sleepy wolds and true Pennine grit this fantastic weekend break in ‘God’s Own Country’ will leave you wanting to come back for more. The Queens Hotel (####) Leeds The Queens stands proudly in the heart of Leeds city centre and just a few minutes walk away from a huge choice of shops, bars and restaurant. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone hairdryer & hospitality tray. Facilities include restaurant, bar & lift. F R IDAY Depart Henley at 9.00am. We head north to Holmfirth, home of the legendary characters from Last of the Summer Wine. Familiar scenes include: • Sid’s Café • Nora Batty’s steps • The ‘Wrinkled Stocking’ tearoom serves refreshments and next door is the ‘Summer Wine Exhibition’. This is located in what was Compo’s House and contains lots of memorabilia from the series. In the afternoon we continue on to our hotel in Leeds arriving in time for dinner and our overnight stay. S AT U R DAY Departing after breakfast we drive to Esholt, a village previously used for some of the exterior location filming of Yorkshire TV’s popular ‘soap’ “Emmerdale Farm” including the pub. Formerly known as the ‘Woolpack’. Later we continue to the beautiful village of Haworth. Famous for its connections with the Bronte Sisters, where they lived in the local Parsonage. Our homeward journey commences around 4.00pm and our return to Henley is around 7.00pm.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £20. Holiday Insurance – £13.50.

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HARROGATE & YORK

2 Days

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th August Sunday 29th – Monday 30th September

Enjoy a visit to the attractive Victorian town of Harrogate, famous for its floral displays, teashops, Turkish baths and antique shops, plus the magnificent city of York with its numerous attractions. 24 Aug – The Queens Hotel (###) Skeldergate, York Located on the banks of the River Ouse, in the heart of the city. 29 Sep – The Majestic Hotel (####) Harrogate A majestic and elegant hotel and Victorian landmark in the heart of the bustling spa town. Bedrooms all rooms in both hotels are en suite with TV, hairdryer & hospitality tray. Facilities in both hotels include restaurant, lounge, bar and lift. The Majestic also offers an indoor pool, gym & sauna.

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KESWICK

HEXHAM & NORTH COUNTRY TREASURES

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£179 & THE LAKE DISTRICT

3 Days

Sunday 4th – Tuesday 6th August

Northumbria is unique with areas of outstanding natural beauty and National Parks. The region boasts more castles and strongholds than any other English region. Our base for this holiday is the beautiful market town of Hexham. Best Western Beaumont Hotel (###) Hexham Conveniently located in the centre of Hexham, overlooking the park and 7th century Abbey. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, trouser press & hospitality tray. Facilities include Park Restaurant, Cocktail bar and small lounge. Lift.

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Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June

The breathtaking scenery of the Lake District exerts a special fascination, with its beautiful combination of rugged crags and tranquil lakes. Our break will be centred on the busy Lakeland resort and old market town of Keswick. The Skiddaw Hotel (###) Keswick Enjoying an excellent location in the market square, the hotel provides superb standards and friendly service. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, pleasant lounge on the first floor and a lift serves all floors.

Depart Henley at 8.00am. We journey north to the famous spa town of Harrogate where attractions include: • A superb selection of shops and boutiques • Experience the world famous Betty’s Tea Rooms • Visit the town’s Turkish Baths and Spa to unwind • Browse the antiques and unusual gifts in the stylish Montpellier Quarter. We continue to our hotel in time for dinner and our overnight stay. DAY T WO After breakfast explore the delights of York which include: • The Magnificent York Minster • The Jorvik Centre • The National Railway Museum • The fascinating Castle Museum • The famous Shambles and web of narrow streets and alleyways. Depart York at 4.00pm we commence our journey homeward arriving around 8.00pm.

Departing Henley at 8.00am, we travel north pausing at Richmond where we have time for lunch and some sightseeing before we continue on to our hotel in Hexham arriving in time for dinner and our two night stay. M ON DAY After breakfast discover the delights of Hexham which include: • Hexham Abbey • Hexham Old Gaol – the oldest purpose built prison in England. In the afternoon we journey through the Kielder Forest to Kielder Water, Europe’s largest man-made reservoir. Enjoy the wild landscape before we head across the route of Hadrian’s Wall en-route back to Hexham. T U ES DAY Departing our hotel after breakfast we journey to the border town of Carlisle. Rich in culture and history there’s much to explore including: • The Norman Castle & Roman remains • Imposing Cathedral We commence our journey home after lunch arriving in Henley around 7.00pm.

F R IDAY Depart Henley at 8.00am we travel north directly to Keswick, making a convenient stop for coffee enroute. Arriving around noon we are free to explore and enjoy the atmosphere of this pretty market town. • Take a stroll to the shore of tranquil Derwentwater for stunning lakeside views • Visit the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery • Later we check into our hotel in time for dinner and our two night stay. S AT U R DAY After breakfast we join the coach for a full days excursion through the Lake District. We enjoy a scenic drive over Kirkstone Pass to Ambleside and then on to Bowness for lunch and perhaps enjoy a leisurely Lake Windermere cruise. We return to Keswick through pretty Grasmere and along the shore of Thirlmere. Dinner in our hotel. S U N DAY After breakfast we drive to Cockermouth, famous as being the birthplace of Poet William Wordsworth. Departing after lunch we head homeward where our return to Henley is around 8.00pm.

PRICE INCLUDES One night dinner, bed & breakfast, all coach travel and free secure parking at Henley Coach Depot. NOT INCLUDED All lunches, porterage and entrance charges to any attractions. SUPPLEMENTS Single Room – £20 (24 Aug) Nil (29 Sep). Holiday Insurance – £13.50

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Please note – no lunches, entrance charges to any attractions or porterage are included. Meals in some hotels are served on a carvery basis, please ask for details. Choose your seat – Choose where you want to sit on the coach and we will confirm this when you book your break. One boarding point with free parking – For a quick start to the beginning and end of your break, there is just one boarding point, here at our premises at Liveridge Hill. Our car park is safe, secure and well lit and you can park here for the duration of the break, free of charge.

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DIRECTIONS: Our premises are situated one mile north of Henley, on the A3400, travelling towards Birmingham. On arrival, enter via the ‘Entrance’ gateway and follow the signs for ‘Great Breaks Parking’. For passengers being dropped off and collected at the end of the break, there is ample space for this. Travel in comfort – All coaches used on Great Breaks will be from our top class touring fleet, equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats and toilet. No smoking – Enjoy a great atmosphere! Please remember that we operate a no smoking policy on all coaches.

Booking conditions Enquiries – just contact our office at Liveridge Hill, Henley-in-Arden (on the Birmingham Road, A3400 north of Henley) or an appointed Travel Agent. Great Break Bookings – For a provisional booking, a simple telephone call is all that is needed. We will hold places for you without obligation for 7 days. (Please note; provisional bookings will be cancelled automatically if payment is not received within 7 days). Confirmation of Booking – In order to confirm your booking we require payment in full within 7 days. Once received we will send you your Great Break confirmation, receipt of payment, the number and location of seats booked and pick up times. Methods of Payment – All normal methods of payment, including cash, cheque, by debit and credit card and by telephone or by post are acceptable.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: ‘JOHNSONS COACH TRAVEL’. Please note there is a 2% charge for payments made by credit card. Reductions – There are no reductions for children on Great Breaks. Cancellation by the Company – Should circumstances arise where, due to less than 20 bookings, we are forced to cancel a ‘Great Break’ holiday all monies paid by all passengers for that particular excursion will be refunded and following that the Company shall be exempt from any further liability. Cancellation by the Passenger – You may cancel your ‘Great Break’ holiday at any time and provided that we receive notice of cancellation within 56 days (8 weeks) of the departure date, then we will refund you the value of the break, less a £20 cancellation charge and the value of your travel insurance premium. No refunds can be given for cancellations made less than 56 days prior to departure. You may be able to claim back the cost of your ‘Great Break’ (less the insurance premium and the insurance excess charge) through your travel insurance which can be purchased at the time of booking. For all other terms and conditions please refer to the Trading Charter which is published in our main Summer 2013 Coach Holiday brochure. Travel Insurance – is not included in the cost of our Great Breaks, but is available from just £13.50. Alterations – The company reserves the right to alter or cancel any of the Great Breaks listed in this brochure and to alter the size and specification of the vehicle used.

Liveridge House, Liveridge Hill, Henley-in-Arden B95 5QS www.johnsonscoaches.co.uk

BOOK NOW! – Call our friendly team on 01564 797000 (Option 0) OR book online at www.johnsonscoaches.co.uk

Great Breaks Brochure Summer 2013  

Johnsons Coach Travel have a fantastic collection of short breaks to the cities, coast and countryside from £119 per person!