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Exceeding your expectations with quality, value for money coach holidays!


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Exceeding your expectations

Welcome to Alfa Taking a short break in the autumn, winter or spring can produce a real boost that lifts those winter blues and brings a sunny summer smile to the face! Our Festive Specials are the perfect answer to those lengthening autumn nights. Relax in good company and get into the Christmas spirit with a lively entertainment programme, superb Christmas fare (and, of course, the chance to do a little Christmas shopping!). Whether you are travelling with old friends or making new ones you will find that a coach holiday is the perfect way to recharge the batteries. And you will be surprised at what good value it is. With Alfa, low prices doesn’t mean cutting corners - on the contrary, the quality of our holidays compares favourably with many of our competitors who charge much more. And you don’t have to worry about harming the environment. Not only are coaches the safest form of transport but they are also one of the greenest - only walking and cycling produce lower carbon emissions. Whether you are someone who regularly travels with us or someone who is contemplating one of our holidays for the first time, we do hope you will enjoy looking through our brochure and that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you on one of our tours this year or next. And if you have never travelled with us before, please be assured that once you have experienced an Alfa holiday, you will never want to travel with anyone else.

GREAT HOTELS IN GREAT LOCATIONS Leisureplex Hotels Most of our holidays are to our own group of 17 Leisureplex Hotels. All are character buildings with their own unique appeal but you will know immediately you are in one of our hotels by the consistently high standard of bedrooms and bathrooms, the excellent menus and above all the warmth of the welcome from our friendly professional staff.

Plenty of Entertainment All or our Leisureplex Hotels offer entertainment at least 4 evenings each week (usually five evenings) at no extra charge to our guests. Most other UK hotels also offer entertainment on several evenings (see hotel descriptions for details).

Dining in Leisureplex Hotels For most people, good food is one of the most important considerations when arranging their holiday and a great deal of thought goes into the design of the menus at our Leisureplex Hotels. We provide a full British Breakfast. Light two course lunches are included on some holidays (see detailed holiday descriptions) and sandwiches and packed lunches can also be provided at a modest additional cost. In the evening, relax with our substantial four course menus with plenty of choice and a selection of wines available. Typical dinner menu (right):

Dinner Starters Chilled Orange Juice Tuna, Sweetcorn & Bean Pasta Chicken Waldorf Salad Minestrone Soup with grated parmesan *** Main Course Home Roasted Ham served with (or without) a creamy onion sauce Grilled Rainbow Trout with dill butter Freshly prepared Seasonal Salad Vegetarian Option served with potatoes in their skins, chips, broccoli florets, buttered broad beans *** Puddings Apple & Blackberry Crumble Tart Double Chocolate Gateau British & Continental Cheeses with accompaniments Ice Cream selection Fruit Salad *** Tea or Coffee

SAFE & SECURE Holiday Insurance

Alfa Travel Euxton Lane, Chorley, PR7 6AF Tel: (08451) 305666 Fax: (08451) 303777 email: req@alfatravel.co.uk

It is vital that you are covered by adequate personal insurance when you travel. The insurance policy we offer is very competitive and has no age restrictions. For full details see page 15.

Financial Security We are fully bonded tour operator members of the Association of British Travel Agents, so you can be sure that all payments made to us in advance of your holiday are fully protected.

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with quality, value for money coach holidays! EXCELLENT SERVICE

SUPERB VALUE

Personal, Friendly Service

More for your Money

If you have travelled with us before, you will already know how good our service really is - we try that little bit harder and pride ourselves on the high standards provided by both our administrative staff and by the coach drivers who are so important to your holiday enjoyment. From the moment you make your first enquiry to the day you return we will offer you a service second to none.

Because of our low advertising, administrative and sales costs, our holidays are generally significantly cheaper than those of our competitors. Our holidays generally also include a more extensive range of excursions as part of the holiday price. Most 5 and 7 day holidays in this brochure also include lunches whilst at your resort - just think what a saving this can represent!

Great Drivers We are proud of our coach drivers, most of whom have worked with us for many years. They are all carefully vetted both for their driving ability and their attention to our customers’ needs. In addition they undergo regular in-service training to keep them at the very top of their profession.

Reliable Coach Operators Most of the holidays described in this brochure are operated by our own fleet of modern luxury coaches, all of which are equipped with air conditioning. We supplement our fleet with vehicles provided by a select group of our most reliable industry partners. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the Coach Tourism Council and Coach Marque - bodies established to encourage standards of excellence in our industry.

TRAVEL OPTIONS Local Pick Up Points The majority of our holidays use our famous “feeder” system which provides a huge range of local pick up points throughout the North West of England, North Wales, West and South Yorkshire, so there is normally a joining point within a few miles of your home (see page 4).

Direct Join Holidays Our Direct Join option provides an even more convenient way to join some of our shorter holidays. This option is only available from selected towns and cities for a limited range of destinations. See page 13 for details.

Self Drive Though there is nothing quite as relaxing as travelling by coach, if the departure date you want is not available or you just fancy taking the car for a change, why not consider our Self Drive option? See page 9 for details.

BOOKING IS EASY! There are three simple ways to book one of our holidays:

1. Call our Reservations Centre Simply telephone our local call rate number 08451 305666 and one of our friendly, fully trained reservations staff will give you details of all available holidays. Our offices are open: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm • Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm If you wish to confirm the booking, complete the booking form and forward it to us with your cheque for the deposit within three days.

2. Approved Travel Agents Many clients benefit from the assistance given by their local travel agent and our holidays can be booked at most of the better travel agents. To book through an agent, please go to the agent who supplied your brochure.

3. Internet Booking If you have access to the Internet, the easiest way to book our holidays is via our web site. All of the information in this brochure - and a great deal more besides - is also available there. You can also find late breaking offers. Why not take a look? Our web site is totally secure and fully bookable using your credit or debit card with instant print outs available showing your full holiday details. You can also use it to order a brochure or send us an e-mail. The address is www.alfatravel.co.uk For all three booking methods we issue a postal confirmation showing your seats, rooms, picking up point and time within seven days of receipt of your booking form.

Child Reductions Why not take your children or grandchildren with you? The following reductions apply on UK holidays to children sharing a room with at least one adult: No. of Days: 3 4 5 7 Child aged 0-2 £30 £45 £60 £90 Child aged 3-11 £20 £30 £40 £60 (Child reductions also apply to Self Drive holidays but not Continental Tours.)

THE RIGHT HOLIDAY FOR YOU Room Types All of the hotel rooms included in our programme have private bath or shower and WC. A limited number of single rooms is available at each hotel but there is always huge demand for these and we advise early booking. Look out for our Special Offers when there is no charge for single rooms.

Sea View Rooms Most of our Leisureplex Hotels offer the opportunity to book a guaranteed sea or loch view at a small additional charge - see price panels for details.

Quieter Rooms Seaside resorts can be lively places, so if you live in a quiet area, don’t forget to request a quiet room when you book your holiday.

No Smoking in Hotels Smoking is prohibited on all of our coaches and in all public spaces and bedrooms at all our Leisureplex Hotels.

Special Requests If you require a ground floor room or a special diet or have any other request which you feel the hotel should know about, please ensure you write the information on your booking form (or indicate that option when booking on our web site). We guarantee to pass this information on to the hotel although we can never guarantee that such special requests will be met. If you are mobility impaired or have other special needs, please write or e-mail our Customer Care Department care@alfatravel.co.uk for assistance in ensuring your needs can be met.

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Local Pick-up Points

5 DAYS

Joining Your Holiday

Shropshire Whitchurch

For all holidays (except those described on pages 12 and 13) clients are conveyed by feeder services to our purpose built interchange at Burtonwood Motorway Services (on the M62 near Warrington) to join their tour coach.

Staffordshire Burslem, Hanley, Kidsgrove, Leek, Longton, Meir, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Tunstall

Approximate timings are as follows: Outward: 10.00am - 10.45am Return: 3.45pm - 4.30pm Pick up times are finalised two weeks before departure and will be indicated on your travel ticket. Cheshire Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Helsby, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston, Northwich, Runcorn, Sandbach, Warrington, Widnes, Winsford Clwyd Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Flint, Old Colwyn, Prestatyn, Queensferry, Rhyl, Shotton, Wrexham Cumbria Barrow in Furness, Dalton in Furness, Lindale, Kendal, Milnthorpe, Ulverston Greater Manchester Altrincham, Ashton in Makerfield, Ashton under Lyne, Atherton, Bolton, Bury, Cheadle, Denton, Droylsden, Eccles, Failsworth, Farnworth, Glossop, Heywood, Hyde, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Prestwich, Ramsbottom, Rochdale, Royton, Sale, Salford, Stalybridge, Standish, Stockport, Stretford, Swinton, Urmston, Walkden, Wigan, Wythenshawe Gwynedd Llandudno Lancashire Accrington, Bacup, Bamber Bridge, Bispham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton le Sands, Burnley, Carnforth, Chorley, Cleveleys, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Fleetwood, Freckleton, Garstang, Lancaster, Leyland, Lytham, Morecambe, Nelson, Ormskirk, Poulton le Fylde, Preston, Rawtenstall, St.Anne’s Merseyside Ainsdale, Allerton, Birkenhead, Bromborough, Crosby, Formby, Heswall, Hunts Cross, Huyton, Kirkby, Litherland, Liverpool, Maghull, Moreton, Newton-le-Willows, Old Swan, Prescot, St.Helens, Southport, Wallasey, Walton, West Kirby

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South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield West Yorkshire Batley, Bingley, Bradford, Bramley, Brighouse, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Elland, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Pudsey, Shipley, Todmorden, Wakefield Please Note: Special arrangements apply to tours to Yorkshire, Tyne Tees & Northumbria. All clients are conveyed to Burtonwood except for those joining in Huddersfield, Bradford, Pudsey and Leeds who join the tour coach directly. Special Note: Please consider the relative locations of your joining point, the interchange point and your eventual destination. It is possible to get from all joining points to all destinations but some combinations are not advisable. For example, we do not recommend anyone living north of Preston using the feeder system to travel to Scotland because the feeder journey takes you first to Burtonwood before returning back north again. Clients living north of Preston and wishing to travel to Scotland are recommended to join at Forton Services on the M6.

What Alfa Includes  4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast  Rooms with private facilities  Entertainment at least two evenings  Lunches at your resort hotel - including arrival day at Llandudno. (Lunches are not included on Full Day Excursions.)  Coach travel from local pick up points listed on this page  2 Full Day Excursions

Travelling South from South Cheshire, Wrexham and the Potteries We strongly advise clients in the following towns intending to travel southwards, to book their holiday from our Midlands brochure. That uses an interchange at Tamworth which is far more convenient for southbound tours from these towns: Clwyd: Wrexham Cheshire: Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Sandbach Shropshire: Whitchurch Staffordshire: Burslem, Hanley, Kidsgrove, Leek, Longton, Meir, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Tunstall

Special Alfa Offers FREE

SAVE Keighley

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Free Drinks on Pre-Easter Holidays Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer or a soft drink with dinner every evening on tours returning prior to Easter at all of our Leisureplex Hotels. Pre-Easter Single Savers No single supplements on holidays returning prior to Easter at any of our Leisureplex Hotels regardless of when you book the holiday. Double rooms used as singles are charged only a standard single supplement on these dates. Early Booking Single Saver No single supplement at our Leisureplex Hotels on Weekender, Breakaway or Weekaway holidays provided you book your Spring reservation before 31 January or your Autumn reservation before 31 July. Free Afternoon Teas at Ilfracombe Free afternoon tea with cake and biscuits on days in resort (not on excursion days) at our Imperial Hotel during October, November, March and April.

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Tour Choice Resort

Hotel

Code

Full Day Excursions Included (unless otherwise stated)

Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St.Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Weymouth Delightful Dorset Bournemouth Bournemouth Isle of Wight - Sandown Isle of Wight - Shanklin Eastbourne Folkestone & Kent London Constable Country Gt.Yarmouth Cromer Skegness Scarborough Catherine Cookson Ctry Northumbria & Beamish Lake District Lakes & Dales Blackpool Lytham St.Annes Southport Derbyshire Dales Llandudno Criccieth Heart of Wales Tenby Dunoon Fort William Royal Deeside Dutch Bulbfields

Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Madeira Regina Cavendish Various - See Prices* Sherborne* Devon Towers Mayfair* Bayshore Marlborough* Queens Southcliff * Britannia H’stead** Marlborough* New Beach De Paris Royal* Cumberland Swallow* Caledonian* Various - See Prices* Lothersdale* Cliffs* Various - See Prices* Prince of Wales* Portland* Hydro George IV Commodore* Giltar Selborne Croit Anna Loirston* Ostend*

W5NW I5NW N5NW ST5NW F5NW T5NW EX5NW 5165 5163 B5NW 5172 IWB5NW 5204 E5NW 5234 5247 5252 G5NW C5NW 5272 SC5NW 5289 5291 5298 5302 5307 5309 5312 5317 L5NW CR5NW 5372 TG5NW D5NW FW5NW 5502 811

1. Street & Wells 1. Minehead & Lynton 1. Eden Project (entrance inc) 1. Newquay 1. Truro & Fowey 1. Plymouth & Buckfast 1. Teignmouth & Exeter 1. Bournemouth 1. Lyme Regis & Bridport 1. Lyndhurst & Salisbury 1. L’hurst & Beaulieu (entrance inc) 1. Newport 1. Ryde & Cowes 1. Brighton & Lewes 1. Dover, Deal & Sandwich 1. London & Greenwich 1. Constable C’try & Colchester 1. Lowestoft & Norwich 1. Sheringham & Norwich 1. Lincoln 1. North York Moors & Whitby 1. Beamish (entrance inc) 1. Northumbrian Coast 1. Ullswater & Keswick 1. Lake District 1. Southport 1. Southport 1. Liverpool 1. Southern Peak District 1. Betws-y-Coed & Conwy 1. Caernarvon & Snowdonia 1. Carmarthen 1. Fishguard & St David’s 1. Oban 1. Isle of Skye 1. Royal Deeside & Balmoral 1. Keukenhof Gdns (entrance inc)

2. Bath 2. Barnstaple & Bideford 2. St. Ives 2. Penzance & Land’s End 2. St.Ives 2. Teignmouth & Exeter 2. Seaton & Sidmouth 2. Dorchester & Bridport 2. Blandford Forum & Poole 2. Weymouth & Portland 2. Sailisbury & Shaftesbury 2. Cowes 2. Mottistone Manor Gdns (entrance inc) & Alum Bay 2. Hastings & Rye 2. Leeds Castle (entrance included) 2. Windsor 2. Cambridge 2. Cromer & Sheringham 2. Gt.Yarmouth & Wroxham 2. Boston & Spalding 2. York 2. Catherine Cookson Ctry 3. Durham (half day) 2. Beamish (entrance inc) 3. Durham (half day) 2. Windermere & Grasmere 2. Yorkshire Dales 2. Ribble Valley & Skipton 2. Ribble Valley & Skipton 2. Chester 2. Northern Peak, Bakewell & Chatsworth House 2. Caernarvon & Snowdonia 2. Ffestiniog, Harlech & Porthmadog 2. Aberystwyth & Devil’s Bridge 3. Brecon (half day) 2. Laugharne & Carmarthen 2. Callander & Loch Lomond 2. Inverness 2. Grantown & Whisky Trail 2. Ghent (Guide inc)

*These holidays do not include lunch in resort. ** London holiday is on a bed and English breakfast basis.

Tour Prices

in £s per person

Resort Departure Day Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Weymouth Weymouth Weymouth Delightful Dorset Bournemouth Bournemouth IOW - Sandown IOW - Shanklin Eastbourne Folkestone & Kent London Constable Country Great Yarmouth Cromer Skegness Scarborough Catherine C’kson Ctry N’umbria & Beamish Lake District Lake District Lakes & Dales Blackpool Lytham St.Annes Lytham St.Annes Southport Derbyshire Dales Llandudno Criccieth Heart of Wales Tenby Dunoon Fort William Royal Deeside Dutch Bulbfields

Autumn 2009

Hotel Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Madeira Regina Cavendish Prince Regent* Norfolk* Russell* Sherborne* Devon Towers Mayfair* Bayshore Marlborough* Queens Southcliff * Britannia H’stead** Marlborough* New Beach De Paris Royal* Cumberland Swallow* Caledonian* Broadway* Headway* Lothersdale* Cliffs* Clifton Park* Monterey Beach* Prince of Wales* Portland* Hydro George IV Commodore* Giltar* Selborne Croit Anna Loirston* Ostend*

Spring 2010

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Sept Sept Sept Oct 23 28 30 7

Oct 14

Oct 21

Oct 28

Feb 8

Feb 15

Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr 22 1 8 15 22 28 29 1

Apr 5

Apr 12

Apr 14

Apr 21

Apr 26

Apr 28

Departs W5NW I5NW N5NW ST5NW F5NW T5NW EX5NW 5165 5165 5165 5163 B5NW 5172 IWB5NW 5204 E5NW 5234 5247 5252 G5NW C5NW 5272 SC5NW 5289 5291 5298 5298 5302 5307 5309 5309 5312 5317 L5NW CR5NW 5372 TG5NW D5NW FW5NW 5502 811

Wed 167 167 172 167 167 172 172 -

Wed 150 150 155 150 155 150 155 150 150 155 150 155 155 155 155 150 155 -

Wed 150 150 155 150 155 150 155 150 150 155 194 150 150 155 155 155 150 -

Wed 150 150 155 150 155 150 155 150 150 155 150 155 155 155 155 150 155 -

Mon 137 137 142 159 137 142 189 142 142 142 -

Mon 137 137 142 137 134 142 142 159 142 -

Mon 137 137 142 137 142 137 139 142 142 142 -

Mon 164 164 169 164 169 164 169 164 164 169 164 164 164 169 169 179 159 -

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Wed 159 159 164 159 164 159 164 159 159 149 164 159 164 164 159 164 -

Mon 174 194 219 199 164 269

Wed 164 169 164 169 164 169 169 169 164 169 -

Mon 194 199 209 209 226 224 -

Wed 167 161 166 161 164 161 166 161 161 166 161 166 166 161 166 -

Wed 150 150 155 150 155 150 155 150 150 155 150 150 155 155 160 150 -

Mon 142 142 147 142 147 149 142 142 147 142 147 147 147 147 -

Mon 142 142 147 147 142 147 142 147 142 142 147 147 147 147 142 147 -

Mon 147 147 152 147 152 169 147 147 152 152 184 152 152 147 152 -

Mon 149 149 154 149 154 149 154 159 149 149 154 149 154 154 154 154 149 154 -

Sun 154 154 159 154 159 154 154 159 154 159 159 159 -

Mon 169 149 169 194 179 -

Thur 171 171 176 176 171 176 171 176 171 176 176 176 171 171 176 -

169 169 184 164 169 179 -

174 199 172 159 184 179 159 -

Supplements per person: Autumn 2009 - Sea/Loch View £15 / Single Room £22 / Double or Twin as single £44 • Spring 2010 - Sea/Loch View £16 / Single Room £23 / Double or Twin as single £46 *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunches in resort. Supplement prices also vary. Please see summer pages for further details. **London is Bed & Breakfast only

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What Alfa Includes  6 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast  Rooms with private facilities  Entertainment at least four evenings  Lunches on your three free days in resort (Llandudno tour includes additional lunch on arrival day)  Coach travel from local pick up points listed on page 4  2 Full Day and 1 Half Day Excursion on most holidays

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Weston-Super-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St. Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Bournemouth Isle of Wight - Sandown Eastbourne Clacton on Sea Gt Yarmouth Cromer Skegness Scarborough Isle of Man Llandudno Criccieth Dunoon & Argyll Loch Lomond & Trossachs Fort William & Skye Inverness & John O’Groats Royal Deeside

Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Hotel Madeira Regina Cavendish Devon Towers Bayshore Queens Esplanade* New Beach De Paris Royal* Cumberland Hydro* Hydro George IV Selborne Arrochar* Croit Anna National* Loirston*

W7NW I7NW N7NW ST7NW F7NW T7NW EX7NW B7NW IWB7NW E7NW 252 G7NW C7NW 272 SC7NW 592 L7NW CR7NW D7NW 422 FW7NW 467 502

Street (H), Minehead (F), Bath (F) Barnstaple/Bideford (F), Dunster & Minehead (F), Lynton/Lynmouth (H) Eden Project (entrance included) (F), Padstow (H), St.Ives (F) Newquay (F), Penzance & Land’s End (F), Falmouth (H) Newquay & Padstow (F), St. Ives (F), Truro (H) Plymouth (F), Exeter (F), Brixham (H) Sidmouth & Seaton (F), Torquay & Dartmoor (F), Exeter (H) Salisbury (F), Lyndhurst (H), Weymouth (F) Cowes (F), Newport & Godshill (F), Ryde (H) Brighton (F), Battle & Rye (vineyard visit included) (F), Lewes (H) Newmarket & Cambridge (F), Constable Country & Ipswich (F), Colchester (H) Norwich (F), Cromer & Broads (F), Lowestoft (H) Norwich (F), Great Yarmouth & /Broads (F), Sheringham (H) Lincoln (F), Boston & Spalding (F), Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes & Louth (F) North York Moors & Whitby (F), York (F), Bridlington (H) North Island (F), South Island (F), Laxey (H) Beaumaris (F), Snowdonia (F), Conwy (H) Caernarvon & Snowdonia (F), Ffestiniog & Porthmadog (F), Barmouth & Dolgellau (F) Oban (F), Callander and Loch Lomond (F), Tighnabruaich (H) Trossachs (F), Loch Lomond (F), Glasgow (F) Isle of Skye (F), Inverness (F), Oban (F) Ullapool & Loch Maree (F), Inverness & Loch Ness (F), John O’Groats (F) Royal Deeside (H), Grantown & Whisky Trail (F), Glamis (F), Aberdeen (H)

*These hotels do not provide lunches. Supplement prices also vary. Please see main summer tour page.**Coniston hotel does not provide entertainment.

Tour Prices

Special Alfa Offers FREE

SAVE

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Free Drinks on Pre-Easter Holidays Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer or a soft drink with dinner every evening on tours returning prior to Easter at all of our Leisureplex Hotels. Pre-Easter Single Savers No single supplements on March departures at any of our Leisureplex Hotels, regardless of when you book the holiday. Double rooms used as singles are charged only a standard single supplement on these dates. Early Booking Single Saver No single supplement at our Leisureplex Hotels on Weekender, Breakaway or Weekaway holidays provided you book your Spring reservation before 31 January or your Autumn reservation before 31 July. Free Afternoon Teas at Ilfracombe Free afternoon tea with cake and biscuits on days in resort (not on excursion days) at our Imperial Hotel during October, November, March and April.

Departs Sundays Resort Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St. Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Bournemouth Isle of Wight Eastbourne Clacton Great Yarmouth Cromer Skegness* Scarborough Isle of Man* Llandudno Criccieth Arrochar Dunoon Fort William Inverness & John O’Groats* Royal Deeside*

in £s per person

Autumn 2009

Spring 2010

Sept 20 241 241 289 241 294 249 249 284 -

Sept 27 236 236 244 244 236 244 236 244 236 236 269 244 344 244 236 244

Oct 4 232 224 232 224 224 224 232 232 309 232 224 232

Oct 11 218 226 226 218 226 218 226 218 226 226 218 226

Oct 18 218 226 218 226 218 218 218 226 218 226 226 218 -

Oct 25 224 232 232 224 232 224 232 218 232 232 232

Mar 14 197 204 197 -

Mar 21 200 207 200 200 207 200 207 200 207

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Code W7NW I7NW N7NW ST7NW F7NW T7NW EX7NW B7NW IWB7NW E7NW 252 G7NW C7NW 272 SC7NW 592 L7NW CR7NW 422 D7NW FW7NW

Mar Easter Apr 28 Apr 4 11 212 212 212 212 219 212 212 212 211 219 212 204 219 211 219 219 204 212 212 211 219 219

Apr 18 217 217 224 217 224 217 224 217 217 224 217 249 224 224 224 217 224

Apr 25 222 222 229 222 222 229 304 229 222 229

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Supplements per person: Autumn – Sea/Loch View £20 • Single Room £28 • Double/Twin as Single £56 Spring – Sea/Loch View £22 • Single Room £29 • Double/Twin as Single £58 *Denotes a non Leisureplex Hotel. These do not include lunches in resort. Supplement prices also vary. Please see summer pages for further details

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The idea of these Festive Specials is that you get into the feeling of Christmas, relaxing and enjoying good food and entertainment. The bonus is that because it is not quite Christmas, our entertainment and labour costs are much lower and we are able to pass this on in the form of significantly lower prices. The New Year Specials represent a truly exceptional bargain - only 3 nights before the actual New Year, yet priced at little more than half the cost!

Christmas Festive Specials 2009

What Alfa Includes  3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast (London - Room & English breakfast)  Rooms with private facilities  Entertainment at least one evening (except London)  Coach travel from local pick up points listed on page 4  2 Half Day Excursions  Depart Friday, Return Monday  Passports required for Ostend tour

Special Alfa Offers SAVE

Early Booking Single Saver No single supplement at our Leisureplex Hotels provided you book your Spring holiday before 31 January.

in £s per person

Depart Monday - Return Friday Resort Hotel

Code

Nov 2

Nov 9

Nov 16

Nov 23

Nov 30

Dec 7

Dec 14

Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe*** Newquay St.Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Weymouth Bournemouth IOW - Sandown IOW - Shanklin Eastbourne Folkestone** Gt.Yarmouth Cromer Skegness Scarborough Lakes & Dales Blackpool Blackpool Tenby Llandudno Criccieth Dunoon Oban Fort William The Highlander

WXSNW IXSNW NXSNW SXSNW FXSNW TXSNW EXXSNW 5165 BXSNW IWXSNW 5202 EXSNW 5233 GXSNW CXSNW 5272 SCXSNW 5302 5307 5307 TGXSNW LXSNW CRXSNW DXSNW 5427 FWXSNW 5527

162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 174 162 162 162 184 179 166 162 162 162 162 -

162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 164 162 162 179 162 184 179 162 162 162 189 162 -

166 166 166 166 166 166 166 166 174 166 166 179 166 179 169 166 166 166 166 184

166 166 166 166 166 166 174 166 166 166 166 166 179 166 179 166 166 166 166 -

166 166 166 166 166 166 164 166 174 166 166 166 184 179 166 166 166 -

166 166 166 166 166 166 174 166 166 184 179 166 166 189 -

166 166 166 166 166 166 166 166 166 166 -

Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Madeira Regina Cavendish Russell* Devon Towers Bayshore Marlborough* Queens Burstin* New Beach De Paris Royal* Cumberland Lothersdale* Savoy* Metropole* Giltar* Hydro George IV Selborne Regent* Croit Anna Carrbridge*

Supplements per person (Leisureplex Hotels): Single Room Supplement £22; Double/Twin used as Single £44; Sea or Loch View £15

Weekenders 2010 – 4 Days Depart Fri - Return Mon Resort Hotel

in £s per person

Mar Easter Apr Apr Apr Code 12 Apr 2 9 16 23

Weston-S-M Anchor Head 4100 119 Ilfracombe Imperial 4110 119 Torquay Regina 4150 119 - 129 Exmouth Cavendish 4155 119 Weymouth Russell 4165 - 154 Isle of Wight Bayshore 4195 - 154 Eastbourne Queens 4215 - 154 129 London* Britannia 4247 - 154 Gt. Yarmouth New Beach 4260 - 154 Scarborough Cumberland 4275 119 154 129 Llandudno Hydro 4350 119 154 Criccieth George IV 4365 119 154 129 Tenby Giltar 4380 - 164 149 Dunoon Selborne 4410 - 154 129 Fort William Croit Anna 4430 Ostend** Ostend Hotel 4810 - 189 184 Supplements per person: Single Room £20 (except London £54 Ostend £49); Sea/Loch View £12; Double/Twin as single £40 *London holiday is on a bed and breakfast basis only **Ostend holiday requires a passport

129 129 129 129 129 189

129 129 129 129 129 -

*Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunches in resort. Supplement prices also vary. Please ask for further details. **Folkestone Shopping Excursion is to France and requires a passport. ***Free Afternoon Teas at Ilfracombe - tea with cake and biscuits on days in resort (not excursion days) at our Imperial Hotel during November. There are no single supplements on Festive Specials to Ilfracombe - and even double rooms used as singles attract no supplement! ****WEEKENDERS WITH A FESTIVE FLAVOUR ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR GROUP BOOKINGS - SEE SPECIALS OFFERS ON PAGE 15****

£s per New Year Festive Specials 2009 inperson

What Alfa Includes All Festive Specials  Rooms with private facilities  2 resort lunches at Leisureplex Hotels  Festive Entertainment Programme  Festive menus  Coach travel from local pick up points listed on page 4 Christmas Festive Specials  4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast  1 half day excursion and 1 full day shopping excursion (Folkestone shopping trip is to France - passport required) New Year Festive Specials  3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast  2 half day excursions

Depart Sunday 27 Dec - Return Wednesday 30 Dec. Resort Hotel Weston-Super-Mare Anchor Head Torquay Regina Exmouth Cavendish Bournemouth Devon Towers Eastbourne Queens Cromer De Paris Scarborough Cumberland Llandudno Hydro Criccieth George IV Dunoon Selborne Ft William Croit Anna Supplements (per person) Sea/Loch View Single Room Double/Twin as Single

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Code WNYSNW TNYSNW EXNYSW BNYSNW ENYSNW CNYSNW SCSNYW LNYSNW CRNYSW DNYSNW FWNYSW

2009 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 £12 £18 £36

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What Alfa Includes

Christmas Programme

New Year Programme

 Christmas - 4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast with 3 resort lunches  New Year - 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast with 2 resort lunches  Rooms with private facilities  Full programme of festive entertainment  Festive menus throughout your stay  Coach travel from local pick up points listed on page 4  2 half day excursions

23rd DECEMBER Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and dancing.

30th DECEMBER Glass of sherry on arrival followed by dinner and an evening of entertainment.

CHRISTMAS EVE Morning excursion. Competitions after lunch. Gala dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.

NEW YEAR’S EVE Morning excursion followed by lunch and an afternoon to relax or stroll around the resort. Dinner and an evening of entertainment until the early hours with spot prizes, games and a glass of bubbly to welcome in the New Year.

CHRISTMAS DAY Morning competition to guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with “Santa” and presents. Afternoon tea and games. Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment. BOXING DAY Morning excursion. Pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Evening dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please bring a costume). 27th DECEMBER After breakfast, we reluctantly leave our hotel and journey home.

NEW YEAR’S DAY A relaxing morning with a Grand New Year’s Day Brunch from 10.00am until 1.00pm replacing our normal breakfast service. Afternoon excursion followed by dinner, farewell dance and fancy dress with prizes (please bring a costume). 2nd JANUARY After breakfast, we reluctantly leave our hotel and journey home. Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.

Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.

Christmas – 5 Days

in £s per person

New Year – 4 Days

2009: Depart Wed 23 Dec Return Sun 27 Dec 2009 Resort Hotel Weston-Super-Mare Anchor Head Ilfracombe Imperial St Ives Cottage Torquay Regina Exmouth Cavendish Bournemouth Devon Towers Isle of Wight Bayshore Eastbourne Queens Great Yarmouth New Beach Cromer De Paris Skegness Royal* Scarborough Cumberland Llandudno Hydro Criccieth George IV Llandrindod Wells Commodore* Tenby Giltar* Dunoon Selborne Fort William Croit Anna Supplements per person: Sea/Loch View Single Room Double/Twin as Single

Code WXNW IXNW SXNW TXNW EXXNW BXNW IWXNW EXNW GXNW CXNW SKXNW SCXNW LXNW CRXNW LWXNW TGXNW DXNW FWXNW

2009: Depart Wed 30 Dec Return Sat 2 Jan 2010 Price 337 328 331 338 349 333 333 347 331 337 364 359 359 359 329 349 333 334 £15 £22 £44

*Supplements vary for non-Leisureplex hotels. Please ask for details.

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in £s per person

Resort Hotel Weston-Super-Mare Anchor Head Ilfracombe Imperial Newquay Eliot St Ives Cottage Falmouth Madeira Torquay Regina Exmouth Cavendish Bournemouth Devon Towers Isle of Wight Bayshore Eastbourne Queens Great Yarmouth New Beach Cromer De Paris Scarborough Cumberland Llandudno Hydro Criccieth George IV Llandrindod Wells Commodore* Tenby Giltar* Dunoon Selborne Loch Lomond Arrochar* Fort William Croit Anna Supplements (per person) Sea/Loch View Single Room Double/Twin as Single

Code WNYNW INYNW NNYNW SNYNW FNYNW TNYNW EXNYNW BNYNW IWNYNW ENYNW GNYNW CNYNW SCNYNW LNYNW CRNYNW LWNYNW TGNYNW DNYNW ANYNW FWNYNW

Price 246 243 243 249 254 256 259 246 246 266 249 249 269 269 266 259 277 274 329 274 £12 £18 £36

*Supplements vary for non-Leisureplex hotels. Please ask for details.

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There is no doubt about it, for a really relaxing holiday, there is no substitute for travelling by coach. But sometimes the packaged dates just do not fit in with your schedule; you need to go for a shorter period or on a day the coach does not travel or you live in an area not served by our feeder system. For those occasions, we have designed our Self Drive programme.

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3 Night Breaks

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Friday to Monday Resort Hotel

Code

Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Bournemouth Isle of Wight Eastbourne Great Yarmouth Cromer Scarborough Llandudno Criccieth Dunoon Fort William

4100SD 4110SD 4130SD 4135SD 4140SD 4150SD 4155SD 4170SD 4195SD 4215SD 4260SD 4265SD 4275SD 4350SD 4365SD 4410SD 4430SD

Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Madeira Regina Cavendish Devon Towers Bayshore Queens New Beach De Paris Cumberland Hydro George IV Selborne Croit Anna

Autumn 2009

Spring 2010

Sep 18

Sep 25 -Oct 30

Dec 27

Dec 30

Mar 26

Easter Apr 2

Apr 9 -Apr 23

Apr 30 -May 21

108 108 108 108 108 108 108 108 108

90 90 90 90 93 93 93 90 93 93 90 93 93 93 93 93 93

126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126

234 234 230 238 244 246 248 234 234 254 234 238 244 254 254 260 260

90 90 90 90 93 90 93 90 93 93 90 93 93 93 93 93 93

114 114 114 114 117 114 117 114 117 117 114 117 117 117 117 117 117

93 93 93 93 99 93 99 93 99 99 93 99 99 99 99 99 99

96 96 96 96 102 102 102 102 102 102 96 102 102 102 102 102 102

Supplements per person: Single Room £18 (2009); £20 (2010) Sea or Loch View (not Newquay, Bournemouth, Scarborough or Criccieth) £12 (2009 & 2010)

Leisureplex Hotels Our self drive breaks feature only our own Leisureplex Hotels, so you can be sure of the quality, reliable holiday for which they are so well known - backed by membership of the AA, Britain’s best known hotel grading scheme.

What Alfa Includes  Choice of 17 hotels  Choice of 3, 4 or 7 night stay  Dinner, room and full British breakfast  Entertainment most evenings  AA Two Star hotels  Isle of Wight and Dunoon holidays include ferry tickets in the holiday cost

December 27 and 30 departures are Sunday-Wednesday and Wednesday-Saturday respectively and include the full festive programme (except for excursions) described on the Festive and New Year pages.

4 Night Breaks

in £s per person

Autumn 2009

Monday to Friday Resort Hotel

Code

Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Bournemouth Isle of Wight Eastbourne Great Yarmouth Cromer Scarborough Llandudno Criccieth Dunoon Fort William

5100SD 5110SD 5130SD 5135SD 5140SD 5150SD 5155SD 5170SD 5195SD 5215SD 5260SD 5265SD 5275SD 5350SD 5365SD 5410SD 5430SD

Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Madeira Regina Cavendish Devon Towers Bayshore Queens New Beach De Paris Cumberland Hydro George IV Selborne Croit Anna

Sept 14 Sept 21 146 146 146 146 159 146 159 146 159 168 146 146 158 168 168 168 168

Spring 2010

Sept 28 Nov 2* -Oct 26 -Dec 14* Dec 23 140 140 140 140 149 140 146 143 146 146 140 140 146 146 146 146 146

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 146 140 140 146 146 146 146 146

Feb 8 -Mar 29

Easter Apr 5

Apr 12 -May 3

May 10 -May 24

128 128 128 128 132 128 132 128 132 132 128 132 132 132 132 132 132

148 148 148 148 152 148 152 148 152 152 148 152 152 152 152 152 152

132 132 132 132 140 132 140 132 140 140 132 140 140 140 140 140 140

140 140 140 140 148 148 148 148 148 148 140 148 148 148 148 148 148

326 318 318 320 334 326 334 322 322 334 322 326 349 349 349 322 322

Supplements per person: Single Room Supplement £22 (2009); £23 (2010) Sea or Loch View (not Newquay, Bournemouth, Scarborough or Criccieth) £15 (2009); £16 (2010)

Further Information Car Parking Facilities There is plentiful free parking at our hotels in Newquay, St.Ives, Falmouth, Exmouth, Eastbourne, Llandudno, Criccieth, Dunoon and Fort William. Parking spaces are more restricted at Ilfracombe, Torquay, Bournemouth and Cromer. There are no on-site parking facilities at Weston-Super-Mare, Sandown, Great Yarmouth or Scarborough and guests have to make use of nearby commercial parking facilities during the season (on street parking is normally readily available from October to Easter and is available throughout the year at Scarborough on payment of a modest fee for a temporary permit and at Great Yarmouth at no charge if booked in advance with the hotel). Further details are provided with your Confirmation. Ferries On Isle of Wight and Dunoon holidays, ferry tickets are included in the holiday cost and a voucher will be provided with your documents. Coach Excursions & Lunches Are not included on self drive holidays.

* November 2 - Dec 14 departures are holidays with a Christmas theme and are inclusive of two lunches during your stay. December 23 departure is Wednesday-Sunday and includes the full programme (except for excursions) as described on the Christmas page.

7 Night Breaks

in £s per person

Autumn 2009

Spring 2010

Sat to Sat or Sun to Sun Resort Hotel

Code

Arrival Day

Sept 12 Sept 13

Sept 19 -Oct 25

Mar 13 -Mar 28

Apr 3 -Apr 25

May 1 -May 16

May 22 May 23

Weston-S-Mare Ilfracombe Newquay St Ives Falmouth Torquay Exmouth Bournemouth Isle of Wight Eastbourne Great Yarmouth Cromer Scarborough Llandudno Criccieth Dunoon Fort William

100SD 110SD 130SD 135SD 140SD 150SD 155SD 170SD 195SD 215SD 260SD 265SD 275SD 350SD 365SD 410SD 430SD

Sat Sun Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sun Sat Sat Sun Sat Sat Sat Sat Sun Sun

251 239 250 250 274 250 274 257 257 271 239 260 260 260 260 266 271

226 215 226 226 250 226 250 232 232 239 218 234 234 234 234 239 245

210 210 210 210 225 210 225 210 215 221 210 210 217 217 217 221 227

225 225 225 225 244 225 244 225 229 237 225 225 231 231 231 237 244

241 236 241 241 256 246 256 246 251 256 236 241 241 251 251 251 259

262 254 261 261 280 264 280 264 270 277 258 265 265 270 270 270 279

Anchor Head Imperial Eliot Cottage Madeira Regina Cavendish Devon Towers Bayshore Queens New Beach De Paris Cumberland Hydro George IV Selborne Croit Anna

Supplements per person: Single Room Supplement £32 (2009); £34 (2010) Sea or Loch View (not Newquay, Bournemouth, Scarborough or Criccieth) £22 (2009); £24 (2010) 7 night stays commence on Saturday or Sunday as shown above. On some occasions hotels may offer a choice of both Saturday and Sunday arrivals - please call for details.

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Weston Super Mare

Ilfracombe

Anchor Head Hotel

Imperial Hotel

In all, this brochure features a choice of almost 50 different hotels. Most of our holidays are to our own Leisureplex Hotels and we give brief details of them here. For further details about them as well as information on the non-Leisureplex hotels we use, please refer to our web site www.alfatravel.co.uk. The web site provides far more detail than is possible here including lots of resort information and links to local attractions and events.

Grades Hotel grading is quite a subjective process and it can be difficult to compare one hotel with another. We have tried to overcome the problem by ensuring that our own hotels are part of the best known scheme - the AA scheme. We also show our own opinion of all the hotels featured in our brochure using our symbol. The grade is designed to be more focussed on our customers’ needs. In awarding an grade, we bear in mind the frequency of entertainment (which is not part of the AA scheme) and disregard such matters as the availability of room service. We also consider the comments we have received from clients during the past year.

Splendidly situated between Weston’s two piers and close to the boating slipway and a small beach; the promenade walk starts right next to the hotel. All 52 bedrooms are centrally heated with tea making facilities, private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. TV lounge and congenial lounge bar with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. There are magnificent views of the bay from the attractive TV lounge, the twin restaurants and many of the bedrooms. Small lift serves all floors (few stairs from lift to restaurant). Tel: 01934 620880

This well known hotel is in one of the best positions in Ilfracombe, overlooking the gardens and splendid Landmark Theatre and Conference Centre, close to the shops and only a short almost level walk from the harbour. All 104 rooms are centrally heated with bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, radio and intercom. There is a TV lounge, attractive cocktail bar and sun lounge. Lift to all floors (stairs to some rooms on split level floors). Entertainment is provided most evenings. Tel: 01271 862536

A Leisureplex Hotel

Newquay

St. Ives

Falmouth

Eliot Hotel

Cottage Hotel

Madeira Hotel

Very well situated close to Great Western and Tolcarne beaches only a few yards from the sea front and within easy walking distance of the shops and harbour. All 76 bedrooms are centrally heated with bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. There are three lovely airy lounges in which to relax, plus a cocktail bar and dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. There is also a games room and sauna (available at extra charge). The lift serves almost all rooms. Tel: 01637 878177

Delightfully situated in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Bay, 300 yards from the beach and two minutes’ walk from the railway station linking Carbis Bay to St.Ives (5 minute journey). All 80 rooms are centrally heated and have bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV with radio channels, tea/coffee making facilities and intercom. The dining room and lounge both have lovely views of the bay and there is a large ballroom with entertainment most evenings. There are two bars, a games room, two lifts and a TV lounge. Tel: 01736 795252

A Leisureplex Hotel

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A Leisureplex Hotel

Beautifully situated on the seafront with attractive gardens, the Madeira commands splendid views to Pendennis Castle and across Falmouth Bay. All 50 bedrooms are individually heated and have private shower and WC (a few also have bath a bath), hair dryer, TV, radio and tea/coffee making amenities. There is an oak panelled cocktail bar and pleasant sun lounges with large picture windows facing the sea delightful places to while away an afternoon. Dancing and entertainment are provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. Tel: 01326 313531

A Leisureplex Hotel

A Leisureplex Hotel

Torquay

Exmouth

Bournemouth

Regina Hotel

Cavendish Hotel

Devon Towers Hotel

Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the main shops and theatre a gentle stroll away. All 69 bedrooms are centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, tea/coffee making amenities and TV with radio channels. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in 2008 and there is a reception bar/lounge, entertainment bar/lounge with dance floor and an air conditioned restaurant. Part of the Regina is interesting as the home for three years of the poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Lift serves most rooms (but not those in her former house). Tel: 01803 292904

This delightful hotel is wonderfully situated on the level seafront overlooking Exmouth’s fine golden sands, a few minutes’ walk from the shops. All 76 rooms are centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. There is a TV lounge, quiet lounge with sea views and games room with snooker and darts. The bar lounge has a dance floor and entertainment most evenings. Lift serves most rooms. Tel: 01395 272528

A Leisureplex Hotel

A Leisureplex Hotel

Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 64 bedrooms are either centrally heated or provided with electric heaters and all have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an attractive entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant and spacious entertainment room with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. Tel: 01202 553863

Online www.alfatravel.co.uk Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent

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Sandown

Eastbourne

Great Yarmouth

Bayshore Hotel

Queens Hotel

New Beach Hotel

Situated in a magnificent position on the seafront, opposite the beach and pier and close to the shopping centre. All 80 bedrooms are centrally heated with TV, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and private bath or shower and WC. The hotel has lounges, cocktail bar, dining room and many bedrooms overlooking the sea. Entertainment is provided most evenings. There is also a games room. Lift serves all floors (a few stairs on split level floors). Tel: 01983 403154

This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding position overlooking the pier, with sea views from many of its 125 centrally heated bedrooms all of which have bath and/or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV, radio, intercom and tea/coffee making facilities. Spacious public rooms include a cocktail bar, snooker room, impressive restaurant and several function rooms including the Princes Suite with its own bar where entertainment is provided most evenings. Two lifts serve all floors (although the ground and lower ground floors are split level and some stairs are unavoidable) Tel: 01323 722822

Situated in what is probably Great Yarmouth’s most central location, on the sea front opposite Britannia Pier and adjacent to the shops and resort amenities. (Note that it can be quite lively in the street outside the sea facing rooms.) All 75 rooms have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, central heating and intercom. Spacious cocktail bar/lounge and a magnificent restaurant which has its own large dance floor. Lift to all floors. Tel: 01493 332300

A Leisureplex Hotel

A Leisureplex Hotel

A Leisureplex Hotel

Cromer

Scarborough

Llandudno

Hotel De Paris

Cumberland Hotel

Hydro Hotel

A delightful hotel, occupying the finest position in Cromer, close to the shops and historic parish church and directly overlooking the pier and beach. All 54 bedrooms are centrally heated and are equipped with private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Most are very spacious and have excellent views over the sea or across the town to Cromer Woods. Superb reception lounge, bar, games room and delightful dining room with dance floor. Lift (few stairs to some rooms). Tel: 01263 513141 Guests 513191

Very well situated on the South Cliff a few minutes’ walk from the Spa complex, beach and town centre with excellent views of the town from the north facing rooms. This excellent hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. All 86 bedrooms have central heating, private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Entertainment is provided every evening in the ballroom. There is an attractive restaurant and quiet lounge. Lift serves all floors. Tel: 01723 361826 Guests: 362863

A Leisureplex Hotel

Ideally placed on the sea front, close to the Aberconwy Centre and a short walk from Llandudno’s wonderful shops, the Pier and Happy Valley gardens. Ballroom, superb “Looking Glass” bar with views over the bay, sun lounges and games room with snooker. Lift serves most floors although all floors are split level and some stairs are unavoidable to most rooms. All 120 bedrooms are centrally heated and have tea/coffee making facilities, private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Many have views over the bay or else over the town to the Snowdonian mountains in the distance. Tel: 01492 870101

A Leisureplex Hotel

A Leisureplex Hotel

Criccieth

Dunoon

Fort William

George IV Hotel

Selborne Hotel

Croit Anna Hotel

This latest addition to the Leisureplex group is situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many bedrooms. All 47 bedrooms are centrally heated and have bath or shower and WC (mostly bath and WC), hair dryer, TV, intercom and tea/coffee making facilities. Extensive public areas include a delightful cocktail bar, a large restaurant, entertainment room with additional bar and a cosy lounge. A small lift serves first and second floors but not the third floor. Tel: 01766 522168

A Leisureplex Hotel

Superbly situated looking south across the Clyde with pleasant lawns reaching down to the promenade and water’s edge. All the public rooms and many of the bedrooms offer uninterrupted views of the river which is a constant source of interest. Ground floor areas have recently been extensively refurbished and include a TV lounge, bar lounge, quiet lounge and games room. All 98 bedrooms are centrally heated and have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Entertainment is provided most evenings. The lift serves almost all rooms. Tel: 01369 702761

Situated in an isolated position on the shores of Loche Linnhe with spectacular views across the loch from all of the public rooms and most of the bedrooms, the Croit Anna offers a comfortable and friendly base in which to relax. All 92 bedrooms have central heating and/or individual electric heating, bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a panoramic lounge, two bars, terrace and entertainment most evenings. There is no lift but a number of ground floor rooms are available upon request and subject to availability. Tel: 01397 702268

A Leisureplex Hotel

Online www.alfatravel.co.uk Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent

A Leisureplex Hotel

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Direct Join Holidays Hotel

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99 £124 £149 n Per Perso

n Per Perso

n Per Perso

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Three & Four Day Holidays

Two Day Holidays Resort

45

£

5 DAYS

4 DAYS

3 DAYS

2 DAYS

Days

Out-Ret

Resort

Hotel

2 2 2

Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun

Llandudno Weston-Super-Mare Ilfracombe Torquay Exmouth Eastbourne London Scarborough Llandudno Criccieth Dunoon Ostend Belgian Christmas Markets* Dutch Christmas Markets* German Christmas Markets*

Hydro Anchor Imperial Regina Cavendish Queens Britannia Cumberland Hydro George IV Selborne Ostend Ostend Walram Adler

Llandudno Party Night Hydro Scarborough Party Night Cumberland London Shopper Hilton Kensington Two day holidays do not include excursions.

Days 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Out-Ret

Half Day Excursions Included

Fri-Sun Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon See Notes See Notes See Notes

Betws-y-Coed Street & Wells Barnstaple Buckfast Abbey Exeter Hastings London Sightseeing Whitby Conway Caernarvon Inveraray Bruges Ghent or Brussels Maastricht Cologne

Bristol Lynton & Lynmouth Brixham Sidmouth Seaford & Alfriston Camden Town Bridlington Betws-y-Coed Porthmadog & Barmouth Tighnabruaich Antwerp Bruges Aachen Rudesheim

*Passport required for Christmas Markets

Five Day Holidays

What Alfa Includes  Dinner, bed and breakfast (except London which is bed and English breakfast)  Additional lunch on Festive Holidays  All rooms with private bath or shower and WC  Excursions as shown opposite  Direct return coach travel from your chosen joining point  Entertainment most evenings at Leisureplex Hotels  Welcome drink on Party Night Holidays

Resort

Hotel

Weston-Super-Mare Ilfracombe Torquay Weymouth Isle of Wight - Sandown Isle of Wight - Shanklin Great Yarmouth Cromer Lakes & Dales Lytham St.Annes Llandudno Fort William Festive Highlander Glenshee

Anchor Head Imperial Regina Russell Bayshore Marlborough New Beach De Paris Lothersdale Clifton Park Hydro Croit Anna Carrbridge Sp. of Glenshee

Days

Out-Ret

Full Day Excursions Included (unless stated)

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

Bath Clovelly Plymouth Bournemouth Alum Bay & Newport Alum Bay & Godshill Norwich Sandringham Lake District Ribble Valley & Skipton Anglesey Fort Augustus* Inverness & Loch Ness Braemar & Ballater

Bristol Exmoor and Dunster Sidmouth & Exmouth Dorchester & Bridport Ryde & Cowes Ryde & Cowes Cromer & Broads Norwich Yorkshire Dales Southport Snowdonia Oban Spey Valley Blairgowrie & Perth

*Festive Holidays have one half day and one full day excursion

Continental Christmas Markets JOIN DIRECT!! Get into the Christmas spirit and add a little sparkle to those dreary Winter days with one of these short breaks to some of the most famous Continental Christmas Markets.

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All clients on Continental Tours must be in possession of a full passport. Non-EU citizens may also require a Visa and should check with their travel agent before booking.

12

German Markets

Belgian Markets

Dutch Markets

Departs midnight Sunday, returns midnight Thursday or departs midnight Thursday, returns midnight Monday (approx.) and is based at St.Goarshausen in the Rhine Gorge and includes visits to Cologne and Rudesheim markets. Includes 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast in Germany

Departs midnight Sunday, returns late evening Thursday or departs midnight Thursday, returns late evening Monday. Based at Ostend which has its own Christmas market and including visits to Ghent or Brussels and Bruges markets. Includes 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast in Ostend

Departs midnight on Thursday and returns late evening Sunday. Based at Valkenburg which has its own Christmas Market and including a visit to Maastricht and Aachen Christmas markets. Includes 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast in Valkenburg

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Join at Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-U-Lyne, Stockport, Northwich & Crewe

Join at Blackpool, Preston, Chorley, Wigan & St Helens Resort Torquay Scarborough Weston-Super-Mare Llandudno Isle of Wight - Shanklin Dunoon London Scarborough Weymouth Ilfracombe Llandudno Scarborough Fort William Festive Llandudno Llandudno German Christmas Markets Llandudno London Shopper Belgian Christmas Markets

Hotel Regina Cumberland Anchor Head Hydro Marlborough Selborne Britannia Hotel Cumberland Russell Imperial Hydro Cumberland Croit Anna Hydro Hydro Adler Hydro Hilton Kensington Ostend

Date 25 Sep 02 Oct 05 Oct 09 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 16 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 09 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 30 Nov 05 Dec 05 Dec 07 Dec

Days 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 2 2 5 2 2 4 2 2 4

Tour Code 4150AW 4275AW 5100AW 4350AW 5202AW 4410AW 4247AW 4275AW 5165AW 5110AW 2350AW 2275AW 5430AW 2350AW 2350AW 4861AW 2350AW 2247AW 4811AW

Out-Ret Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Mon-Thu Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Mon-Thu

Price £124 £124 £149 £124 £164 £124 £154 £124 £174 £149 £45 £45 £162 £45 £45 £174 £45 £79 £184

Resort Criccieth Dunoon Llandudno Ilfracombe Ostend Isle of Wight - Sandown Lakes & Dales Exmouth Torquay Llandudno Eastbourne Great Yarmouth Scarborough Llandudno Dutch Christmas Markets London Shopper

Hotel George IV Selborne Hydro Imperial Ostend Bayshore Lothersdale Cavendish Regina Hydro Queens New Beach Cumberland Hydro Walram Hilton Kensington

Hotel Hydro Queens Regina Imperial Bayshore Regina Hydro Hydro Hilton Kensington

Date 28 Sep 02 Oct 02 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 07 Nov 28 Nov 28 Nov

Days 5 4 4 4 5 4 2 2 2

Tour Code 5350FW 4215FW 4150FW 4110FW 5195FW 4150FW 2350FW 2350FW 2247FW

Out-Ret Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun

Price £199 £124 £124 £124 £149 £124 £45 £45 £79

Join at Burnley, Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Atherton, Leigh & Warrington Resort Isle of Wight - Sandown Llandudno Weymouth Eastbourne Scarborough Ilfracombe Ostend Weston-Super-Mare Isle of Wight - Sandown Llandudno Llandudno London Shopper Dutch Christmas Markets Llandudno German Christmas Markets Belgian Christmas Markets

Hotel Bayshore Hydro Russell Queens Cumberland Imperial Ostend Anchor Head Bayshore Hydro Hydro Hilton Kensington Walram Hydro Adler Ostend

Date 28 Sep 02 Oct 05 Oct 09 Oct 09 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 21 Nov 30 Nov 05 Dec 07 Dec 11 Dec

Days 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 2 2 2 4 2 4 4

Tour Code 5195BW 4350BW 5165BW 4215BW 4275BW 5110BW 4810BW 5100BW 5195BW 2350BW 2350BW 2247BW 4906BW 2350BW 4861BW 4811BW

Out-Ret Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Mon-Thu Sat-Sun Mon-Thu Fri-Mon

Price £149 £124 £174 £124 £124 £149 £184 £149 £149 £45 £45 £79 £194 £45 £174 £184

Days 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 4 2

Tour Code 4365EW 4410EW 3350EW 4110EW 4810EW 5195EW 5302EW 4155EW 5150EW 4350EW 4215EW 5260EW 2275EW 2350EW 4906EW 2247EW

Out-Ret Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Sun Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Mon-Thu Sat-Sun

Price £124 £124 £99 £124 £184 £150 £199 £124 £149 £124 £124 £149 £45 £45 £194 £79

Direct Join Holidays 2009

Join at Southport, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Chester & Crewe Resort Llandudno Eastbourne Torquay Ilfracombe Isle of Wight - Sandown Torquay Llandudno Llandudno London Shopper

Date 25 Sep 25 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 21 Nov 05 Dec 07 Dec 12 Dec

Join at Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Rochdale, Bury & Bolton Resort Criccieth Ostend Dunoon Torquay Lytham St.Annes Llandudno Scarborough Lakes & Dales Llandudno Scarborough Llandudno Llandudno Llandudno Llandudno Scarborough

Hotel George IV Ostend Selborne Regina Clifton Park Hydro Cumberland Lothersdale Hydro Cumberland Hydro Hydro Hydro Hydro Cumberland

Date 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 09 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 07 Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov 05 Dec 05 Dec

Days 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Tour Code 4365CW 4810CW 4410CW 4150CW 5309CW 4350CW 4275CW 5302CW 2350CW 2275CW 2350CW 2350CW 2350CW 2350CW 2275CW

Out-Ret Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun

Price £124 £184 £124 £124 £226 £124 £124 £199 £45 £45 £45 £45 £45 £45 £45

Out-Ret Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Fri-Mon Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Fri-Mon Sat-Sun

Price £154 £149 £214 £149 £124 £124 £184 £149 £79 £45 £174 £45

Join at Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield & Sheffield Resort London Isle of Wight - Sandown Glenshee Great Yarmouth Eastbourne Torquay Ostend Cromer London Shopper Scarborough German Christmas Markets Scarborough

Hotel Britannia Bayshore Spittal of Glenshee New Beach Queens Regina Ostend De Paris Hilton Kensington Cumberland Adler Cumberland

Date 02 Oct 05 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 14 Nov 21 Nov 04 Dec 05 Dec

Days 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 2 2 4 2

Tour Code 4247DW 5195DW 5547DW 5260DW 4215DW 4150DW 4810DW 5265DW 2247DW 2275DW 4861DW 2275DW

Join at Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton-in-Furness, Ulverston, Lindale & Kendal

Single Room Supplement per person: 2 Days £3 • 3 Days £12 • 4 Days £18 • 5 Days £22 Sea View Supplement per person (where applicable): 3 Days £8 • 4 Days £12 • 5 Days £15 Supplements vary on Continental and some non-Leisureplex Hotels. Please check our web site or phone for details.

Resort Highlander Fort William Festive Fort William Festive

Hotel Carrbridge Croit Anna Croit Anna

Date 19 Oct 16 Nov 30 Nov

Days 5 5 5

Tour Code 5527GW 5430GW 5430GW

Online www.alfatravel.co.uk Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent

Out-Ret Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

Price £199 £166 £166

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Booking Conditions All bookings are accepted on the following conditions: 1. Your Holiday Contract

6. Dietary & Other Special Needs

10. Baggage

18. Transfers

Your holiday contract is with Alfa Travel Ltd (“the Company”), a member of ABTA. When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. The contract between you and the Company is defined by these Booking Conditions and the Confirmation Invoice, which is issued upon receipt by the Company of the deposit. A contract exists as soon as we issue our Confirmation Invoice. The contract is governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Clients who require a special diet must mark this requirement in the Special Requests section of the Booking Form or, if booking on the web site, indicate it in the Special Requests section on the booking screen. Clients with special dietary needs are also strongly urged to make direct contact with the hotel 7-14 days prior to arrival and to forward details of their requirements in writing to the hotel. Clients who are mobility impaired must make this clear on the Booking Form (or click the relevant section on the web site screen) and should also write or e-mail the Alfa Customer Relations Department (email address: care@alfatravel.co.uk) advising the precise degree of their mobility impairment so that we can ascertain if the hotel is able to satisfy their needs. The Company does not have any vehicles fitted with wheelchair lifts, so it is essential that all clients are able to manage the steps necessary to board a coach either unaided or with the assistance of members of their own party.

Which term shall include all personal belongings of the client, is conveyed at owner’s risk throughout and the Company’s liability shall be limited to taking reasonable care in the handling of such items by its servants or agents. Each passenger is allowed one suitcase measuring no more than 26in x 8in x 15in and weighing no more than 33lb (15kg). In the interests of the health and safety of employees and agents, we ask clients to strictly observe this weight limitation on individual suitcases and clients will be refused porterage facilities for suitcases which exceed the weight limit.

(a) The Company will permit clients to transfer the booking to other tours or other dates more than 42 days prior to departure without forfeiture of deposit providing the client pays an administration fee of £10 per booking form. (b) The Company will permit assignment of the holiday to another client or clients subject to the following charges: (i) more than 42 days prior to departure: £20 per booking form (ii) less than 42 days but more than 14 days prior to departure: £40 per booking form. It is not possible to transfer the booking to another client 14 days or less prior to departure without incurring the cancellation charges listed at 9 above.

2. Holiday Price & Financial Protection The prices shown in our brochures are accurate at the date of publication. We reserve the right to alter prices after publication. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday at the time of booking. Once your holiday has been confirmed, the price of the holiday as set out on the Confirmation Invoice is fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from this brochure and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of an ABTA bond.

7. Alteration of fares, transportation, services etc.

A. The Company is responsible for all the elements of the holiday package and shall make every effort to ensure that all services are of the quality described in the brochure and tours are operated in accordance with the details contained therein, but reserves the right to modify arrangements in the light of 3. Booking the Holiday circumstances arising provided that: A. Bookings via Telephone or Travel Agent (i) On receipt of your enquiry, we will reserve a holiday (i) it shall make every effort to inform clients of any change in hotel or itinerary. The Company shall be provisionally for 3 days (or 1 day if the booking is made deemed to have satisfied this clause if it notifies clients within 6 weeks of the departure date). If you wish to of any change before the payment of the balance confirm the booking you must forward a deposit plus becomes due or, if it becomes aware of the change your insurance premium within that 3 day period. after that time, by sending a notice by first class post (Deposits and Insurance premiums vary depending within 24 hours of discovering the information. Please upon the time and duration of your holiday - see note: Changes to single overnight stops on Booking Form for details.) (ii) A confirmation of your Continental and Scottish tours will only be notified booking will be forwarded to you within 7 days of us with travel documents. receiving your deposit. (iii) You must then pay the (ii) where a change in hotel or itinerary is necessary balance of monies due (without any further reminder the change shall not result in a deterioration in the from us) 42 days before departure. services provided or, if it is impossible to provide an B. Bookings via the Internet arrangement of at least equal quality, the Company (i) It is not possible to make a provisional booking on shall make this fact clear and make a cash adjustment the Internet; all Internet bookings are on a confirmed to the cost of the holiday. basis only. (ii) Payment must be made using your B. If the contract we have with you is not performed or credit or debit card. Balance payments will be is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will automatically taken by debiting the same card you use pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected to pay the deposit 42 days prior to departure. (iii) You the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. should print the final page of the Internet booking Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or process as your confirmation, although a postal illness, shall be limited to a maximum of three times confirmation will also be sent to you. the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will C. All Bookings also be limited in accordance with and/or in an (i) Holiday price includes coach travel, identical manner to: (i) The contractual terms of the accommodation, excursions and meals as specified in companies that provide the transportation for your the holiday description. Some hotels make a small travel arrangements, whose terms are incorporated additional charge for tea or coffee taken after meals. into this contract; and (ii) Any relevant international Morning coffee, afternoon tea, personal items and convention, for example the Montreal Convention in liquid refreshments are not included in the price of respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in the holiday (ii) Travel Tickets will be forwarded approx respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in 14 days prior to departure. Since feeder routes are respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in frequently re-timed, it is essential that you check the respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit time shown on your travel ticket and do not rely on the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage your initial Confirmation for your joining time. and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained 4. Insurance in these or any conventions. It is a condition of the acceptance of the booking by Alfa Travel Ltd (hereafter “The Company”) that you are You can ask for copies of the transport companies' contractual terms, or the international conventions, insured either through the Company’s scheme from our offices. or some equivalent travel policy. If you wish to insure through another company, the insurer’s name and emergency contact number must be inserted on the 8. Cancellation by the Company booking form or if you book via the Internet, you The Company reserves the right to cancel departures if the number of clients wishing to travel is less than 25 must e-mail us with those details at persons. The Company shall not normally cancel a req@alfatravel.co.uk quoting your Booking holiday after payment of the balance becomes due (42 Reference. days before departure). If for any reason it is found necessary to do so, the Company will provide an 5. Room Allocation & Special Requests equivalent tour at a discount of 10% from the published Every effort will be made to provide precisely the price. If this alternative is not acceptable, the Company accommodation booked and to convey special needs will refund all monies paid, whereupon all liability on to the hotelier(s). However, the Company accepts no the part of the Company shall cease. liability for any failure to provide a special request for which no payment is made and no correspondence 9. Cancellation by the Passenger. will be entered into concerning the hotelier’s failure to satisfy such requests. Where a payment is made for The following scale of cancellation charges shall apply to cancellation by the passenger: additional facilities, the Company’s liability shall be Period before Percentage of limited to the brochure price of that supplement. departure in holiday cost payable Bookings for rooms with bath or shower shall be as cancellation deemed to be fulfilled by the provision of either facility which cancellation is received charges and requests for one or the other will be treated as requests only. Bookings for a double room shall be More than 42 days Deposit is forfeited considered satisfied by the provision of either a double 29-42 Days 30% or twin bedded room. Bookings for a twin room shall 15-28 Days 45% be considered satisfied by the provision of a room with 8-14 Days 60% 0-7 Days 90% two or more beds.

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11. Late Arrival by Passenger & Clients in Difficulties Should a passenger arrive late at any halt en route in accordance with an itinerary notified to clients, either verbally or in writing, the Company will not accept responsibility to delay departure and a passenger who misses a vehicle shall have no claim against the Company. However, the Company will make every effort to assist passengers who get into difficulty through circumstances beyond their control providing the passenger requests such assistance from the Company by telephoning its emergency number. 08451 305777

12. Unreasonable Behaviour Should a client behave in an abusive or disruptive manner, the company reserves the right, after due consideration and warning, to terminate the contract between us. In such circumstances the client will have no further redress against the company in respect of any lost part of the holiday or additional expenses incurred.

13. Infectious & Contagious Diseases If a client develops an infectious or contagious disease and in the reasonable opinion of the company their presence on the coach represents a serious risk of infection to other clients, the Company reserves the right to refuse to convey them on its vehicles. In such circumstances, the Company will make every effort to assist with alternative means of returning the client to their point of origin but responsibility for the costs incurred in such alternative transport will be the client’s. If the client has taken the insurance policy recommended by the Company, the Company will ensure all necessary arrangements are made. If the client has insurance through another insurer, it is the client’s responsibility to make contact with their insurer but the Company will make every effort to assist them if such assistance is requested by contacting the Company’s emergency number: 08451 305777

14. Animals Animals (other than registered assistance dogs) are not allowed on tour. Clients with registered assistance dogs must advise the Company at the time of booking.

15. Optional Excursions Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract for excursions booked in resort is with the operator of the excursion and not with us and we cannot accept responsibility for any monies paid for such excursions whether or not those monies are paid to your driver or courier. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.

19. Data Protection When you provide your name and address, you give us permission to store it on our computer and use it to provide you with new editions of our brochure and special offers as these become available. If you do not wish us to include you on our mailing list, please write to us or send an e-mail to sales@alfatravel.co.uk or telephone our Customer Relations Department on 08451 305666 and we will ensure you are not sent any further publicity material. Under the Data Protection Act, you have a right to access the personal data we hold on you. You must make any request for access in writing and we have up to 40 days to respond. We may not respond if in doing so we would be forced to disclose to you information concerning another individual. We charge a £10 fee for this service. Our mailing list is entirely confidential and we do not make it available to any other Company. Any personal information you provide to us regarding your state of health is stored only for the purpose of the specific booking for which you divulge the information. It is made available to hoteliers and transportation providers only in so far as is absolutely necessary to enable them to accommodate your needs. This information is not stored for use in future bookings and must be disclosed to us each time you make a booking.

20. Passports & Visas It is the client’s responsibility to ensure they are in possession of the correct travel documents. Those who do not have UK passports need to check carefully whether they need a Visa if travelling on one of our holidays outside the UK. We recommend that they start by checking the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site at www.fco.gov.uk or telephoning them on 020 7008 1500. UK Citizens do not need a Visa for any of our holidays, but they do need a passport for travel to mainland Europe and we recommend the use of a passport when travelling to the Irish Republic and Jersey.

21. Delayed Departure & Welfare Assistance If for any reason your departure from the UK is delayed we will make alternative arrangements for you to continue with your holiday as soon as possible. Where necessary If your departure from the UK is delayed by more than 6 hours, we will make arrangements for replacement meals and alternative accommodation, if the delay results in the scheduled meals and accommodation being cancelled.

22. Complaints & Disputes

As an ABTA member, we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you. But if something does go wrong, you have to play your part in trying to resolve the problem by raising your complaint with the relevant person as soon as the problem arises. The relevant person is the hotel manager for complaints about hotel services and the tour driver for complaints about travel arrangements. The tour driver will also attempt to assist in the event of any failure by the hotel manager to resolve a complaint about the hotel. We cannot deal with 16. Hotel Amenities complaints which have not been raised in this way. Some facilities (e.g. lifts) are not always available due In the event that it is found impossible to rectify a to sudden breakdowns or the need to service them. problem arising during the holiday, we can normally Other facilities (e.g. outdoor swimming pools) are agree an amicable settlement between us after you only available when weather permits. The nature and have returned from holiday, providing you write to us frequency of entertainment is also subject to demand within 28 days of the completion of the holiday. If it is and is at the discretion of the hotel. impossible to resolve a dispute, we will provide you with information on an independent arbitration scheme 17. Seating Plans arranged by ABTA and operated administered by IDRS Everything is done to conform to the seating plans part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The shown in the brochure, but the Company reserves the scheme has a claims limit of £5,000 per person (£1,000 per person for minor injury or illness) and right to modify these as necessary and the Company £25,000 per Booking Form and cannot deal with major cannot accept bookings contingent upon provision injuries. There is a time limit of 9 months following the of specific seats. In the event that the vehicle has date of return from holiday. Full details can be obtained seats numbered differently from the brochure seating from us or direct from the ABTA website plan, the row number and position (offside/nearside) www.abta.com and not the seat number shall be the determining factors in deciding where passengers shall sit. Published July 2009

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Holiday Insurance

Group Bookings

For peace of mind:

Great times.... great value!

A Special Coach Holiday Travel Insurance Scheme is available for all passengers travelling on our holidays from AXA Insurance (UK) Plc who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The cost is Premiums Holidays to Duration 2009 2010 British 1-4 days £9 £10 5 days £12 £13 6-8 days £17 £19 Overseas 1-5 days £18 £21 6-14 days £25 £29 Overseas holidays include Jersey, Isle of Man & Ireland (both Northern Ireland & the Irish Republic). The premium is additional to the holiday cost and should be paid at the time you pay the deposit on your holiday. You are not obliged to take the insurance we offer, but should you decide to insure elsewhere you must supply details of your insurer including an emergency telephone number on the booking form. If you book on the internet, you should send an email quoting your Booking Reference and the name, policy number and emergency contact number of your insurer to req@alfatravel.co.uk. If you choose not to insure, we will ask you to sign a Disclaimer to confirm that you will be responsible for any costs the company may incur in helping you resolve any difficulties you may experience which would normally have been covered by a holiday insurance policy.

Demands and Needs This insurance policy will suit the Demands and Needs of an individual, or group (where applicable) who have no excluded pre-existing medical conditions, are travelling in countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against unforeseen events detailed in the cover section below. Subject to the terms, conditions and maximum specified claim limits.

Important We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs but will be happy to provide you with factual information. We summarise below the details of the insurance cover provided which also includes SPECIALTY ASSISTANCE a 24 hour emergency assistance service, who can be contacted on 0207 902 7405 (fax: 0207 928 4748). The following is a brief summary of the cover available. Full details of Cover, Policy Warranties and Exclusions will be forwarded with your confirmation of booking. In any event you may ask for a specimen copy of the Policy Wording before booking should you wish to examine this in advance. Summary of Benefits (Per Person) Cover Sum Insured Up to Cancellation £1,500 Missed Departure / Travel Delay £600/£60 Personal Accident £15,000 Medical & other Expenses £2,000,000 (including Curtailment) Medical Inconvenience £450 Benefit (£15 per 24hrs) Personal Property / Loss of Passport £1,500/£200 Personal Liability £2,000,000 Delayed Baggage £100 Legal Expenses £10,000

Policy Excesses You will be responsible for paying the first part of any claim under the following sections: Cancellation, Curtailment, Holiday Abandonment, Medical and Other Expenses, Personal Property and Money. The excess of £45 per person applies to all these sections (reduced to £10 per person for loss of deposit only). Please note the excess applies to each and every incident per Insured Person/Section.

Important – Health Conditions If you are travelling in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man and can answer NO to questions 1, 2 and 3 immediately below, it will not be necessary for you to complete a Self Declaring Medical Form. The Standard Policy Terms, Conditions and Exclusions shall apply. It is a condition that at the time of taking out this policy and between that time and your departure you must comply with each of the following: 1)You are not aware of any reason why the trip should be cancelled or cut short 2) You are not travelling: a) against the advice of a medical practitioner b) for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment, or c) if you have been given a terminal prognosis 3) You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for an illness or injury as a hospital day case or inpatient, as any claim arising from this injury or treatment will not be covered. In addition if you are travelling outside England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man, the following additional conditions will apply: You must notify the Issuer of this policy immediately of any of the conditions listed below arising between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure of the trip. We must be informed of any fact which is likely to influence us in the acceptance, assessment or continuance of this insurance. Failure to do so may invalidate this insurance, leaving you with no right to make a claim.

“Off the Peg” Group Holidays All of the holidays in this brochure are available for booking by groups and your group will always get the best value by booking one of our advertised holidays because we bulk-buy the hotel space and pass on the savings to you. We can tailor most itineraries to fit your requirements, for example by adding extra excursions or omitting entrance fees. We offer the 21st, 31st, 41st and 51st places free of charge on all advertised holidays. We also offer special joining arrangements for groups and, providing there is a minimum of 40 persons in the party, groups are automatically given sole use of the coach. If your group is not large enough to take a whole coach, we can easily reserve part of a coach for your party and can usually make arrangements with local travel agencies to “top up” your group with individual bookings from your local area to avoid the need to travel via an interchange. Our Direct Join holidays are especially suitable for part groups and the joining points can normally be adjusted to your requirements.

“Made to Measure” Group Holidays We have a wealth of experience in producing specially tailored itineraries and are always delighted to listen to your ideas and make suggestions for you to consider. Please contact our Groups Department on 08451 304666 (calls are charged at local rate only) - you will be surprised how flexible we can be! Below are just a few of the possibilities:

1) If you have received medical treatment as a hospital day case, in-patient or out-patient during the six months prior to the booking of the trip, you must obtain from a medical practitioner at your cost confirming that you will be fit enough to take the trip. 2) if you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the date the final balance of the trip is due to be paid, a certificate of fitness confirming your ability to travel must be obtained by you at your cost. 3) If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled. The Policy contains the following General Exclusions: You are not covered for anything caused directly or indirectly by you suffering from stress, anxiety or depression unless it has been investigated and diagnosed as such by a consultant specialising in the relevant field, who must confirm in writing at your cost that you are fit enough to take this trip. You must notify the issuer of this Policy immediately of any of the conditions listed above arising between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure of the trip.

Cooling Off Period You should read your policy immediately to ensure it meets with your requirements. If for any reason it does not it must be returned to the issuer of the policy within 14 days of the date of issue or prior to travel which ever is the sooner. Your money will be refunded in full, provided no claims have been made or incident likely to give rise to a claim has arisen. If you cancel your policy after 14 days no refund will be given.

How To Claim In the event of cancellation, written notice must be sent to Alfa Travel immediately. For both cancellation and all other claims you must contact Towergate Chapman Stevens, Claims Department, PO Box 417, West Byfleet, KT14 7YQ telephone 01932 344300 for a claims form which must be returned within 28 days of your cancellation or return from holiday. Alfa Travel Limited is an Appointed Representative of ITC Compliance Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. PLEASE NOTE: The above is an outline of the cover provided. A policy document containing full details of what is and what is not covered will be forwarded along with your Booking Confirmation. You should read it carefully and you must inform us within 14 days if the policy is unacceptable for any reason.

Special Interest Groups Areas of particular expertise include: Gardens & Homes, Food & Wine, Cultural, Military and General History, Railways and British Heritage. We can also offer packages to include dancing and various sports (bowls, darts etc).

Walking Holidays for Groups Many of the hotels we use are ideally placed as a base for walking holidays. Whether your party would like to walk the coastal paths of Devon and Cornwall, enjoy the delights of the Lake District, the Dales or North York Moors or undertake something a little more strenuous in Snowdonia, the Cairngorms or West of Scotland, our Groups Department will be delighted to assist. Here are just a few hotel suggestions for you to consider: Snowdonia from Llandudno or Criccieth, Dales and North York Moors from Scarborough, Exmoor and Devon Coastal Path from Ilfracombe, Cornish Coastal Path: North from Newquay, South West from St Ives or South from Falmouth, Argyll from Dunoon and Nevis Range from Fort William.

Christmas “Festive Sparkle” Weekends for Groups Special Weekends with a Christmas Flavour are available to group organisers and travel agents during November and December at Weston, St.Ives, Falmouth, Torquay, Exmouth, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Eastbourne, Cromer, Scarborough, Llandudno, Criccieth, Dunoon and Fort William. All weekends operate Friday to Monday and consist of 3 nights' dinner, room and breakfast with Festive Menus, entertainment on two evenings plus lunch on Sunday and a full day shopping excursion on Saturday. All this for just £124!

Alfa Party Nights Our Alfa Party Nights are part of our Direct Join programme (see pages 12 and 13) and are ideal for groups of any size. They operate at Llandudno and Scarborough and are perfect for a get-together in the run up to Christmas. We include coach travel, a welcome drink before dinner, traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, dancing and entertainment, overnight accommodation for one night and late breakfast brunch before returning home.

Online www.alfatravel.co.uk Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent

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AGENTS STAMP

Autumn 2009 – Spring 2010 Euxton Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6AF Tel: (08451) 305666 • Fax: (08451) 303777 email: req@alfatravel.co.uk

HOLIDAY NUMBER

Seat Number

RESORT

Mr/Mrs Miss

HOTEL

Age Initials (if under 12)

Surname

Room Type

DATE

Sea View Supplement

Single Supplement

DAYS

BOOKING REF

Holiday Insurance (Tick if required)

Departure Point

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please place a tick alongside all the clients who require the insurance policy provided by Alfa

(eg. diabetic, diet, please refer to booking conditions)

COACH SEATING PLAN

FULL POSTAL ADDRESS OF FIRST PASSENGER

53 Seater

Seating plans are subject to change. Some coaches use a different numbering system in which case the row/seat positions shall be the deciding factor and not the seat numbers. Vehicles do not normally have a WC or servery. Please note: Smoking is not allowed on the vehicle.

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HOLIDAY INSURANCE

ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY INSURANCE

This section must be completed by all clients. Please tick as appropriate. អ 1. I have read the details in this brochure of the insurance policy offered by Alfa and wish to take that cover for the persons shown above. I understand that I have 14 days after receipt of the full policy details to change my mind and provide details of an alternative insurer. អ 2. I have alternative insurance cover in place as shown in the Holiday Insurance details alongside. អ 3. I will travel without insurance and undertake to repay Alfa in full for any costs they may incur in providing me with the assistance required under the Package Travel Regulations 1992.

Insurer:.................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................................................................................

អ 4. I would like Alfa to telephone me on the number shown to discuss the possibility of taking out Alfa insurance.

Policy Number (if applicable): ................................................................................................................................

Signed:

Insurance Company Contact Telephone Number

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS (Postal Booking Only)

DEPOSITS No. of Days

Insurance 2009 2010

Destination

Deposit

British

£30

1-4 5 6-8

£9 £12 £17

£10 £13 £19

£ £ £

£ £ £

£30

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£18 £25

£21 £29

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Continental

Total

Persons

Please complete the following if you wish to pay by credit card

Total

IMPORTANT: I have read, understand and fully accept for myself and all others named above, the Booking Conditions and Holiday Information terms published in this brochure.

Signed: .................................................................................................... Date: ...................................................

Tick appropriate box Credit Card No. Expiry Date

Valid From/ Issue No.

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