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Inspirational Holidays by Coach British & Continental Breakaways

2017

2 day breaks from

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FREE Door-to-Door collection Now covers 1 million homes


Join us on a voyage of discovery Welcome to the first edition of the 2017 Wilfreda Beehive and Eagre Coach Holiday Collection, featuring an unbeatable collection of inspirational weekends away, short breaks and holidays throughout Britain, Ireland and Europe.

Established in 1949, Wilfreda Beehive is a South Yorkshire based family run business that has built its success from a professional caring attitude towards its customers.

And you can now experience some winter sun, as you gently cruise around the Canary Islands on a fantastic ocean cruise departing from a UK port, so no need to fly.

We are one of the region’s leading travel groups trading under two different brands with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

All of the holidays have been carefully selected and we hope you will enjoy the comfortable hotels, scenic excursions and varied touring itineraries. Your holiday is in safe hands from booking with our friendly reservations team to travelling in comfort and style on-board our executive coaches with our professional team of coach drivers.

This year see’s two brands in one brochure, with even more weekends away, short breaks and holidays to choose from including Oxford & Cambridge, Luxury London Weekends, Bournemouth & the Isle of Wight, Austrian Fairytales, Paris – City of Light and Calella, Costa Brava. With the introduction of some new destinations including the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Blackpool Illuminations, Waterways of Cheshire, Thriplow Daffodil Weekend and The Secret Lake District.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the travelling experience of a special holiday or short break with Wilfreda Beehive and Eagre.

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Booking is easy

Deposits & Final Balance

Holidays in this brochure can be booked from the comfort of your own home, simply telephone 01302 330 330 and our staff will be pleased to help. You can also book online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.wilfreda.co.uk

A non-refundable deposit is required on all holidays to secure your seat plus travel insurance (if required). Payment can be made by credit card, debit card, cheque or cash. A £2.50 per person, per transaction surcharge will be applicable on all payments made by credit card. Please make cheques payable to Wilfreda Beehive. You will then receive a confirmation of your booking and when the outstanding balance is due. Any amendment to your booking within 6 weeks of departure or once final payment has been received is subject to an amendment fee of £10.00 per person.

Early Booking Promise Our regular customers will testify that, unlike many other tour operators, we never discount holidays to the general public at the last minute as we believe that this is unfair. In the unlikely event that we reduce the brochure price of the holiday after you have booked we guarantee to refund the difference. The main advantages of booking early are:

DEPOSIT & BALANCE Holiday:

Deposit:

Balance:

British Holidays

£30

6 weeks

Ireland Holidays

£50

6 weeks

European Holidays

£75

8 weeks

Holidays by Rail

£75

6 weeks

You can pick your seats on the coach.

Jersey Holidays

£100

10 weeks

Single rooms without supplement on selected tours.

Cruise Holidays

£200

14 weeks

You have a wider choice of departure dates.

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Introduction London breaks

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Weekend breaks, Special Events and Interest

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England, Isle of Man 50 - 93 & Channel Islands Wales

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Scotland

100 - 106

Ireland

106 - 111

Europe

112 - 125

Departure diary

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Holiday info

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Balances on Christmas, New Year and Wilfreda Group Reunion is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

How it all works

Browse the brochure and decide which holiday you would like to book.

Decide which travel option is most suitable for you – one of our local joining points or our Door-to-Door service (see page 6 & 7).

Telephone 01302 330 330 to make your booking or visit www.wilfreda.co.uk

Your final travel documentation including luggage labels, itinerary and pick up times will be issued one week prior to departure.

Group bookings

Financial protection

We are able to offer tailor made packages to any destination for any duration, from anywhere in the UK, be it a corporate day excursion or an extended tour of Europe. Depending on the party size and the time of travel there are a number of benefits that may be available including; exclusive use of your own tour coach, bespoke itineraries, free places, discounts and non-standard joining points.

Wilfreda Beehive are members of the Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation Of Passenger Transport UK Ltd. This is a government approved consumer protection scheme. This ensures that in relation to the coach package holidays described in this brochure and website that the clients’ monies are protected by a Bond which may be called upon in the unlikely event of the Member’s Insolvency. Clients are recommended to inspect the current membership certificate at our registered office or alternatively go to www.bch-uk.org or telephone 0207 240 3131 to confirm current membership. Your attention is also drawn to the Bonded Coach Holiday Group Trading Charter that will apply to these coach package holidays.

Please call Michelle Bilton on 01302 330 330 or email michellebilton@wilfreda.co.uk who will be delighted to discuss your requirements.

All holidays to Jersey by Air are covered under ATOL 0752 and not by the Bonded Coach Holiday Group. All Ocean Cruises are covered under ATOL 4619 and not by the Bonded Coach Holiday Group.

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Be ready at your local joining point or at home on the Door-to-Door service and we’ll collect you.

The Company and its other Services In addition to providing a broad range of holidays, the Wilfreda Group of companies provides a ‘one stop shop’ for all and every type of road passenger transport services. We are able to tailor a solution to any requirement from a small private hire to a corporate conference. We welcome all enquiries no matter how large or small.

Reservations opening hours Mon – Fri

09:00 to 17:30

Saturday

09:00 to 13:00

Sunday

Closed

Bank Holidays

Closed

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Indulgent breaks designed especially for you Our own coach fleet

Door-to-Door service

Wheelchairs & scooters

We own and operate all the coaches used for our coach holidays. We continuously invest in our vehicles to ensure that our coaches offer the best possible safety and comfort. There is no finer fleet in our region.

Our home pick up and drop off from over 1 million homes is free on holidays of 5 or more days and available for a modest supplement on shorter breaks. Please see overleaf for more detailed information.

Folding manual wheelchairs and walking frames are accepted. A limited amount of motorised scooters can be taken, provided they can be broken down to pieces weighing less than 20kg each and can fit in a car boot along with your luggage. Carriage of wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters must be pre-booked at time of booking.

Our drivers Our team of professional tour drivers are selected for their caring attitude and professionalism. Many customers comment how much they contribute to the enjoyment of holidays and we are very proud of them.

Central joining points We have over 40 convenient central joining points throughout the region. Please check the departure code of your chosen holiday against the list on the following page to see available pick up points and times.

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Added Value Look out for the ‘Added Value’ symbol. These tours present excellent value for money and include additional benefits including: Porterage Entertainment

Luggage A medium sized suitcase per person for all holidays. Please make sure all medication is carried in your handbag or on your person. Please do not carry valuables in your case.

On board ‘Welcome’ pack The holidays featured in this brochure include our on board ‘welcome’ pack, which includes water, snacks and additional treats, which will be presented to you on your outward journey only.

Car parking We have limited FREE car parking at both our Adwick-le-Street and Morton depots. All car parking must be booked in advance.

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Hand picked accommodation

Whether you are searching for a luxury hotel, country retreat or somewhere by the beach, Wilfreda Beehive and Eagre have a hotel and destination to suit all tastes and budget. For the more discerning customer Wilfreda Beehive offers luxury 4-star hotels in the UK and specially selected 3-star hotels in Europe, whilst Eagre offers value 2 and 3-star hotels. The hotels on all of our tours are handpicked for their comfort and hospitality and rest assured you will enjoy quality en-suite accommodation at all hotels in this brochure. Ranging from small, family run hotels to larger international chains, they will all guarantee a truly memorable stay. Not sure which hotel is right for you? To make it even easier, all hotels and holiday villages have now been given their own ‘Bee’ rating. It could not be simpler.

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A 2 ‘Bee’ rating is equivalent to a 2-star hotel or holiday village and will offer a basic level of accommodation and facilities, whilst still providing an en-suite bathroom. A 5 ‘Bee’ rating will offer the ultimate in luxury accommodation with the added extras that make all the difference.

Located in the heart of Calella, 100 metres from the beach and a short walk from Downtown Calella with an array of shops, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions on your doorstep, the Hotel Volga offers a friendly and welcoming retreat with many customers returning, year after year.

From the bright lights of London and the iconic Waldorf Hilton, synonymous with style and elegance, to London’s most sought after view at The Tower Hotel, London offers the ultimate luxury break, at an affordable price.

Whilst the family run Lift Hotel enjoys a quiet picturesque location, close to the traditional Tyrolean village of Kirchberg, Austria.

The 28 bedroom Priory Lodge Hotel, Newquay is a little gem, ran by the same family for over 35 years. It’s situated in its own grounds, overlooking the town and harbour.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the which will give you an indication of the hotels rating and facilities. So, whatever you’re looking for in accommodation, sit back, relax and let Wilfreda Beehive or Eagre take you there.

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Let us pick you up from the comfort of your home with our free Door-to-Door pick up and drop off service All tours of five days or more include our Door-to-Door pick up service, as long as your address falls within the inner boundary of the map detailed below. Door-to-Door pick up is available from one address per room booked. Any passenger who would like to be picked up from their door but whose address falls outside of the boundary, this service may be available at a supplementary charge. This is dependent on your postcode. Please call for more details.

Morley Hipperholme Heckmondwyke Batley Halifax Dewsbury Ossett Elland Mirfield Horbury Hudderfield Outlane

Wakefield

Upper Denby Dodworth Penistone

Moss Askern Stainforth

Upton Hemsworth Royston Darton South Elmsal Cudworth Barnsley Wombwell Darfield

Moorends

Sheffield

Immingham

Crowle

Carcroft

Hatfield Adwick-Le-Street Hatfield Kirk Woodhouse Sandall Dearne Doncaster Armthorpe Wath-uponLow Burnham Branton Dearne Swinton Mexborough Finningley Conisbrough Rawmarsh New Chapeltown Rossington Bawtry Rotherham Wickersley

Stocksbridge

Crosby

Scunthorpe

Healing

Broughton

Messingham

Brigg

Aughton

Scawby

Waltham

Hibaldstow

Ludbo

Stoney Middleton

Buxton

Whittington Chesterfield

Clowne

Clumber Park

Bakewell

Matlock Middleton

Sutton-in-Ashfield South Alfreton Normanton

Mansfield Kirkby-inAshfield Hucknall

Heanor Kilburn

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Baumber

Burw

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Horncastle Washingborough Bardney Hagworthing Bucknall Branston Horsington North Hykeham Nocton Waddington Dunston Marehen Woodhall Spa Harmston le Fen Metheringham

Bilsthorpe

Rainworth Blidworth Farnsfield Southwell

Ripley Belper

Scamblesby

Boultham

Warsop

Edwinstowe Mansfield Woodhouse

Clay Cross

L Legb Tathwell

Lincoln

Shirebrook

Wingerworth

Ashbounre

Skellingthorpe

Bolsover

Wragby

Dunholme Scothern Nettleham Reepham Fiskerton

Saxilby

Staveley

East Barkwith

Welton

Worksop

Kedding

Welton le Wold

Donington Wickenby on Bain

Whitwell

Alvin

Ludford Market Rasen Parva

Retford Peak District National Park

Marsh Fu

Wold Newton

Limwood

Eckington

New Wa

Calstor

Kirton

Wales

Dronfield

Grimsby Humberston

Laceby

Gainsborough

Fulwood

Chapel en le Frith

Goole

Whitley

Featherstone

Fitzwilliam

New Mill

Hedon Swanland Hull Thorngumbald Withern North Hessle Keyingham Ferriby Barrow upon Barton upon Humber Burton Humber Patrington Upon Stather Brough

Howden

Knottingley Hensall

Pontefract

Crofton

Meltham Netherthong

Burn

Castleford

Eastwood Kimberley

Calverton

Winthorpe Farndon Newark Balderton

Scopwick Ashby de Brant la Launde Broughton Leadenham Cranwell Caythorpe

Arnold

Digby Ruskington Leasingham

Coningsby Stickn Tattersall

Walcot Billinghay

North Kyme South Kyme

Sleaford

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Our ‘Door-to-Door’ Service now covers over a million homes!

We offer a very comprehensive ‘Door-to-Door’ home pick-up and drop-off service. This service conveys customers from their home to one of our central joining points where they board one of our coaches to the relevant interchange point.

At the Interchange point we will transfer all luggage, whilst customers board their designated tour coach, meet their Tour Driver and depart on their journey. On the return this procedure is reversed, returning our customers back home, right to their door! We use both our own fleet of minibuses and also taxis from trusted suppliers on ‘Door-to-Door’ services. On tours of five days or more this is FREE of charge to the vast majority of our customers in Central and North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, South and West Yorkshire, with some outlying areas available at a modest supplement. On shorter breaks this service, where available, is charged at a modest supplement. The map on page 6 is a guideline to the areas covered.

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Our reservations staff will confirm availability for your postcode at the time of booking. This service gives you the security of knowing that one of our vehicles or one of our selected partners will collect you from your home address on departure day and return you back to the same address on the last day of your holiday. We guarantee that even if this transport is delayed for any reason, you will not miss your holiday. Please note that there may be several other customers that you share this service with you. In most cases we will take you directly to your tour coach. In some instances though we may collect you from your address and transfer you to one of our feeder coaches which will meet your tour coach at the designated interchange point.

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SOUTH YORKSHIRE Adwick-le-Street Wilfreda (FREE PARKING) 08:15 08:15 11:00 11:00 07:00 05:15 Barnsley Transport Interchange 08:00 08:20 10:30 10:30 07:05 05:00 Bawtry Opposite Crown Hotel 09:00 08:45 10:20 10:20 07:30 06:00 Doncaster Market Place Car Park 08:35 08:35 10:40 10:40 07:20 05:35 Maltby High Street 08:30 X 10:10 X X 05:30 Mexborough Bus Station 08:20 X 10:15 X X 05:20 Rossington The Styrrup PH 08:50 X 10:25 X X 05:50 Rotherham Transport Interchange 08:45 09:15 09:55 09:55 08:00 05:45 Sheffield Pond Street Interchange 08:30 09:00 09:40 09:40 07:45 05:30 Tickhill Buttercross 08:45 X 10:15 X X 05:45 Thorne Market Place 08:15 08:15 10:15 10:15 07:00 05:15 WEST YORKSHIRE Castleford Bus Station 07:30 X 10:35 X X 04:30 Hemsworth Bus Station 07:50 X 10:35 X X 04:50 Pontefract Horsefair 07:40 07:40 10:45 10:45 06:25 04:40 South Elmsall Bus Station 08:00 08:00 10:45 10:45 06:45 05:00 Wakefield Providence Street 07:35 08:00 10:15 10:15 06:45 04:35 LINCOLNSHIRE Blyton White Hart PH 08:25 08:25 09:45 09:45 07:40 05:25 Bottesford Spa Shop 08:05 08:05 10:05 10:05 06:50 05:05 Burgh-le-Marsh Windmill Café 07:40 X 07:40 X X 04:40 Gainsborough Hickman Street 08:40 08:40 09:30 09:30 07:25 05:40 Horncastle Market Place 08:15 X 08:15 X X 05:15 Lea The Green 08:45 X 09:25 X X 05:45 Lincoln Unity Square 09:05 08:40 08:40 08:40 07:25 06:05 Louth Bus Station 08:10 X 08:10 X X 05:10 Market Rasen Market Place 08:35 X 08:35 X X 05:35 Messingham Green Tree PH 08:10 08:10 10:00 10:00 06:55 05:10 Morton Eagre (FREE PARKING) 08:35 08:35 09:35 09:35 07:20 05:35 North Hykeham Asda 09:25 08:55 08:30 08:30 07:40 06:25 Saxilby Methodist Church 09:05 09:05 09:05 09:05 07:00 06:05 Scotter Crossroads 08:15 08:15 09:55 09:55 07:50 05:15 Scunthorpe Bus Station 07:55 07:55 10:15 10:15 06:40 05:00 Skegness Richmond Drive 07:30 X 07:30 X X 04:30 Spilsby Market Place 07:55 X 07:55 X X 04:55 Torksey The Elms, Reception 08:55 08:55 09:15 09:15 07:40 05:55 Wragby National Express Stop 08:35 X 08:35 X X 05:35 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Bircotes/Harworth Asda 08:55 X 10:15 X X 05:55 Mansfield Walkden Street 09:00 09:45 09:30 09:30 08:30 06:00 Newark Friendly Farmer 09:45 09:15 09:45 09:45 08:00 06:45 Newark The Wharf 10:00 09:15 09:45 09:45 08:00 06:40 Retford Bus Station 09:15 09:00 10:00 10:00 07:45 06:15 Retford King & Miller PH 09:10 08:55 10:05 10:05 07:40 06:10 Tuxford Church 09:30 X 09:55 X X 06:25 Worksop Bridge Street 09:15 09:20 10:00 10:00 07:40 06:15 All above timings are intended as a guideline only and may be subject to amendment

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London is alive, bursting with ideas and offering something for everyone, regardless of age or taste. London is a blend of old and new, traditional and cutting edge, with famous sights and hidden gems. With so many things to see and do in London you will be spoilt for choice.

You can catch up on the very latest shows, enjoy the buzz of the city, relax in tranquil spaces, visit one of the free museums, or shop, shop, shop. A melting pot of cultural diversity, it’s a city of constant discovery. View the famous buildings which have come to symbolise the city: St. Paul’s Cathedral with its world famous dome, Westminster Abbey – a living pageant of British history, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the historic Tower of London, the magnificent Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, one of the world’s few remaining working royal palaces and the more recent addition to the historic skyline, The Shard. As well as all the famous sights, London offers the excellent shopping areas of Knightsbridge, Kensington High Street, Oxford Street, Covent Garden or head to Westfield Stratford City. With its extraordinary heritage and worldclass attractions, London offers some of the best sightseeing in the world – with something for everyone.

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Don’t forget We can now book theatre and attraction tickets for you. Just give our Reservations Department a call on 01302 330 330 and they will take care of all the arrangements for you. Just some of the shows, now available to book: Disney’s, The Lion King

Matilda the Musical

Disney’s, Aladdin

Motown the Musical

Dream Girls

School of Rock

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Jersey Boys

The Phantom of the Opera

Kinky Boots

Thriller Live

Les Miserables

Wicked

Mamma Mia!

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What will you do on your London break?

With so many things to see and do in London, it is tough to know what to do first. Wilfreda Beehive has everything you need to make your break one to remember. From the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London’s skyline brings you face to face with the city’s remarkable heritage and constantly evolving skyline. Explore the best of old and new in just one day by taking in the thousand-year old Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Coca-Cola London Eye and The View from The Shard. Whilst a visit to one of London’s famous attractions including Madame Tussauds, home to over 300 stunning wax figures, ZSL London Zoo, with over 750 species, the London Dungeon, a uniquely thrilling attraction and Sealife London Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with underwater will create life-long memories.

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Attractions & Sightseeing With its extraordinary heritage and world-class attractions, London offers some of the best sightseeing in the world. Explore royal palaces and parks and experience sporting glory – there’s something for everyone.

Theatre London’s shows and concerts are the world’s hottest tickets. Award-winning long-running musicals such as The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliott and Wicked vie for attention alongside headline-grabbing new productions.

Shopping With top brands, one-of-a-kind boutiques, souvenirs and high-end fashion, even the most discerning shoppers will find their perfect purchase in London.

Museums & Galleries London has more museums than any other city in the world, many of them offering free entry and a host of worldclass artworks including the fantastic British Museum.

Markets You can buy almost anything at markets in London. From cheap eats and fresh produce to art and antiques, to vintage and designer fashions.

Sporting London From Wembley to Wimbledon, Lord’s to Twickenham, the Olympic Park to the Emirates, London has a vast array of iconic sporting venues to enjoy.

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Tower Hotel The Tower Hotel is nestled between the River Thames, St Katharine Docks and alongside world Heritage Site, The Tower of London with incredible views of Tower Bridge. Within easy reach of the financial district, Canary Wharf, the Excel Centre, London City Airport, historic Greenwich, the West End and Westfield Shopping Centre – making it the most sought after location in London. Relax This modern hotel has 801 bedrooms many of which have superb views of the city, Tower Bridge, St. Katherine’s Dock and the Tower of London. All bedrooms are en-suite with digital television, telephone, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors. Guaranteed river/bridge views are available at a supplement. Refresh From the Brasserie Restaurant, you can enjoy a fantastic panorama over the River Thames and iconic Tower Bridge, while enjoying superb international cuisine, all prepared to order by the head chef and his team.

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The Brasserie Terrace comes alive in the summer months, where you can enjoy alfresco dining right on the river. Whether you’ve spent the day travelling or exploring the city, the perfect place to relax at the end of the day is the Xi Bar & Lounge. During the day it’s a place to linger, relax and reflect: come the evening, it’s one of London’s liveliest places to meet and mingle. With Tower Bridge and the River Thames providing a stunning backdrop, there’s nowhere better in London to get together. Out & About With its enviable location, with some of the world’s most popular landmarks on the doorstep, the Tower Hotel is located a short walk from the Tower Hill Underground Station on the Circle Line (Yellow) and District Line (Green). Alternatively London Buses stop directly outside Tower Hill Underground Station and on Tower Bridge with taxis available from the hotels own taxi rank, giving easy access to everything the capital has to offer.

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3 day breakaway INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Two nights, bed & breakfast Panoramic sightseeing tour Saturday night coach shuttle to and from the West End London city map On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 January

3 Days

£179

24 February

3 Days

£179

17 March

3 Days

£189

7, 28 April

3 Days

£199

14 April

4 Days

£259

5, 12, 19, 26 May

3 Days

£199

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June

3 Days

£199

7, 28 July

3 Days

£199

4, 11, 18, 25 August

3 Days

£189

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September

3 Days

£209

6, 13, 20, 27 October

3 Days

£209

3, 10, 17, 24 November

3 Days

£209

1, 8, 15 December

3 Days

£209

Single room supplement: On request Holiday insurance: 3 Days £14.50, 4 Days £17.00 Departure code: B

Sunday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace until the coach departs from the hotel at 15:00 and from outside The Waldorf Hilton on The Aldwych at 15:20, arriving at your joining point later this evening. We may offer an optional excursion today; your driver will provide you with further information. The coach will be available at the Tower Hotel to load cases at 09:45 and 14:25.

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Friday Make your own way to one of our chosen railway stations for your journey to London St. Pancras International or London Kings Cross. Departure times will be confirmed four weeks prior to departure. On arrival at London St. Pancras International or London Kings Cross, make your own way to the Tower Hotel with the remainder of the day free to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00.

Luxury London weekend by rail 3 day breakaway INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Two nights, bed & breakfast Free time in London London city map Return standard class rail travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 January

3 Days

£204

24 February

3 Days

£204

17 March

3 Days

£214

7, 28 April

3 Days

£224

14 April

4 Days

£284

5, 12, 19, 26 May

3 Days

£224

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June

3 Days

£224

7, 28 July

3 Days

£224

4, 11, 18, 25 August

3 Days

£214

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September

3 Days

£234

6, 13, 20, 27 October

3 Days

£234

3, 10, 17, 24 November

3 Days

£234

1, 8, 15 December

3 Days

£234

Single room supplement: On request Holiday insurance: 3 Days £14.50, 4 Days £17.00

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Saturday This morning we offer a panoramic sightseeing tour ending close to the shopping area of Oxford Street at approximately 11:30. Please feel free to ask our driver to drop you off at any convenient point along the route if you do not wish to take the whole tour. In the afternoon the coach will return from outside the Waldorf Hotel on The Aldwych at 16:00. This evening we offer a complimentary coach shuttle service to the “West End” leaving the hotel at 18:15, dropping outside the Waldorf Hotel on The Aldwych and returning at 23:15. Please Note: The complimentary coach shuttle service on Saturday evening will only travel to the West End and not all theatres. NOT ALL THEATRES ARE LOCATED IN THE WEST END.

Saturday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace. View the famous buildings which have come to symbolise the city: St. Paul’s Cathedral with its world famous dome, Westminster Abbey – a living pageant of British history, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the historic Tower of London, the magnificent Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, one of the world’s few remaining working royal RAIL SUPPLEMENTS (PER PERSON) York

£15.00 Supplement

Leeds

£15.00 Supplement

Wakefield

£15.00 Supplement

Doncaster

Nil Supplement

Retford

Nil Supplement

Newark

Nil Supplement

Grantham

Nil Supplement

Sheffield

£10.00 Supplement

Chesterfield

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LONDON ATTRACTIONS

From the modern London Eye to the historic Tower of London, below are London’s most visited tourist attractions. Many of London’s top 10 attractions are free, making them affordable places to soak up some culture – you can book to visit others via Wilfreda Beehive. Whether you prefer history or modern art, you’ll find it at one of these must visit spots.

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Friday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at the Tower Hotel the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00.

1 British Museum 2 National Gallery 3 Natural History Museum 4 Southbank Centre 5 Tate Modern 6 Coca-Cola London Eye 7 Victoria & Albert Museum 8 Science Museum 9 Somerset House 10 Tower of London

Itinerary is subject to change in the event of any road closures due to events and/or demonstrations taking place. Your driver will make you aware of any changes or amendments to the tour itinerary.

palaces and the more recent addition to the historic skyline, The Shard. As well as all the famous sights, London offers the excellent shopping areas of Knightsbridge, Kensington High Street, Oxford Street and Covent Garden. And when day turns to night, London’s shows and concerts are the world’s hottest ticket with awardwinning long-running musicals vying for attention alongside headline-grabbing new productions. Sunday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace. Enjoy some last minute sightseeing, a walk in the park or head to one of London’s popular markets. You can buy almost anything at markets in London. From cheap eats and fresh produce to art and antiques, to vintage and designer fashions. Make your own way to London St. Pancras International or London Kings Cross for your return journey home. Departure times will be confirmed four weeks prior to departure. DEPARTURES AVAILABLE FROM Chesterfield Doncaster Grantham Leeds Newark Retford Sheffield Wakefield York

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Upgrade to First Class Upgrade to a first class ticket and enjoy more space to stretch out and relax, as well as complimentary refreshments on many journeys.

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London Showtime – Double Bill 2 day breakaway IBIS London Excel Docklands Hotel From our base in the rejuvenated London Docklands combine included tickets to see two of London’s top West End shows on one fantastic short break.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & English breakfast Evening ticket (Tuesday) Matinee ticket (Wednesday) Free time in London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

21 February

2 Days

£169

11 April

2 Days

£179

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Tuesday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at our hotel the remainder of the afternoon will be free, until we depart the hotel and make the journey into central London. The early arrival in central London will allow you to make arrangements for an early evening meal, before making your own way to the theatre for tonight’s performance. On completion, the coach will return to the hotel. Wednesday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast and travel home via central London. The remainder of the day will be free to explore London at your own pace, before making your own way to the theatre for today’s matinee performance. We depart London on completion of the show and make our journey home. Late return.

IBIS London Excel Docklands Hotel The IBIS London Excel Docklands Hotel, enjoys views over the Royal Victoria Dock and is situated a short drive from the centre of London. All bedrooms are en-suite with shower, television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Lift to all floors. Departure on the 21 February 2017 includes tickets to Motown, The Musical and Dreamgirls. Departure on the 11 April 2017 includes tickets to Kinky Boots and Mamma Mia!

CHILDREN FROM £99*

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London Showtime 2 day breakaway Mercure London Heathrow From our base on the outskirts of London combine included tickets to see Wicked with free time for sightseeing and exploring.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Matinee ticket for Wicked Free time in London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 May

2 Days

£149

15 July

2 Days

£149

26 August

2 Days

£149

23 September

2 Days

£149

2 December

2 Days

£149

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E *Terms & Conditions apply, please check at the time of booking.

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday We depart and travel to London. On arrival in London the coach will make a drop close to the Apollo Victoria Theatre and outside the Waldorf Hotel on the Aldwych near Covent Garden for time at leisure. Later this afternoon make your own way to the theatre for your included matinee performance of Wicked starting at 14:30 or alternative theatre and show. Later this evening the coach will transfer you to the outskirts of London and the Mercure London Heathrow for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. Sunday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast and travel home via free time in London. We depart London later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure London Heathrow Hotel *** The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the bright lights of London and the magic of the West End. All non-smoking bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gym. Lift to most floors. Limited bedrooms on the ground floor. Official rating AA 3 star. The hotel is located 16 miles from the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Don’t want to see Wicked, then why not upgrade you ticket to a show of your choice (supplements may apply).

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CHILDREN FROM £149*

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LONDON

Disney’s Lion King & ZSL London Zoo 2 day breakaway Mercure London Heathrow From our base on the outskirts of London combine included tickets to see Disney’s, The Lion King with entrance to ZSL London Zoo.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Matinee ticket for Disney’s, The Lion King Entrance to ZSL London Zoo On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 July

2 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Saturday We depart and travel to London. On arrival in London the coach will make a drop close to the Waldorf Hotel on the Aldwych near Covent Garden for time at leisure. Later this afternoon make your own way to the theatre for your included matinee performance of Disney’s Lion King, the timeless story of Simba, the lion. Later this evening the coach will transfer you to the outskirts of London and the Mercure London Heathrow for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. Sunday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast and travel home via ZSL London Zoo. Set in leafy Regent’s Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital. We depart London later this afternoon to make our journey home.

*Terms & Conditions apply, please check at the time of booking.

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Mercure London Heathrow Hotel *** The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the bright lights of London and the magic of the West End. All non-smoking bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gym. Lift to most floors. Limited bedrooms on the ground floor. Official rating AA 3 star. The hotel is located 16 miles from the Lyceum Theatre.

CHILDREN FROM £154*

Disney’s Aladdin & Madame Tussaud’s 2 day breakaway Mercure London Heathrow From our base on the outskirts of London combine included tickets to see Disney’s, Aladdin with entrance to Madame Tussauds.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Matinee ticket for Disney’s, Aladdin Entrance to Madame Tussauds On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 May

2 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E *Terms & Conditions apply, please check at the time of booking.

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Saturday We depart and travel to London. On arrival in London the coach will make a drop close to the Waldorf Hotel on the Aldwych near Covent Garden for time at leisure. Later this afternoon make your own way to the theatre for your included matinee performance of Disney’s Aladdin, the timeless story of Aladdin and a magic lamp. Later this evening the coach will transfer you to the outskirts of London and the Mercure London Heathrow for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. Sunday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast and travel home via Madame Tussauds. With 14 interactive areas, Madame Tussauds combines glamour and history with more than 300 stunning wax figures. We depart London later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure London Heathrow Hotel *** The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the bright lights of London and the magic of the West End. All non-smoking bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gym. Lift to most floors. Limited bedrooms on the ground floor. Official rating AA 3 star. The hotel is located 16 miles from the Prince Edward Theatre.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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LONDON

TOUR

Crown & Commons 2 day breakaway Mercure London Heathrow Combine a break to London with entrance to the Houses of Parliament and the Buckingham Palace, State Rooms.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Images: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & English breakfast Entrance to the Houses of Parliament Entrance to Buckingham Palace, State Rooms On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

26 August

2 Days

£149

Single room supplement: £25.00

Saturday We depart and travel to London with included entrance to The Houses of Parliament. The visit to this magnificent building will take you on a journey, combining one thousand years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture. Later this evening the coach will transfer you to the outskirts of London and the Mercure London Heathrow for one night dinner, bed and breakfast. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is one of the worlds few remaining working Palace’s. During the summer when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace’s lavishly decorated nineteen state rooms are open to visitors. We depart London later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Mercure London Heathrow Hotel *** The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the bright lights of London and the magic of the West End. All non-smoking bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gym. Lift to most floors. Limited bedrooms on the ground floor. Official rating AA 3 star. The hotel is located 17 miles from the Houses of Parliament.

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Historic Royal Palaces 5 day breakaway Holiday Inn London Elstree London’s Historic Palaces hold the secrets of the Kings and Queens of England. Explore these beautiful palaces full of unexpected treasures.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Buckingham Palace, State Rooms Entrance to Kensington Palace Entrance to the Tower of London Entrance to Banqueting House Entrance to Hampton Court Palace Entrance to Kew Gardens & Palace On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

25 September

5 Days

£365

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Monday We depart and travel to the cathedral city of St. Albans. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Elstree and the Holiday Inn. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Tuesday Today we visit the Buckingham Palace, State Rooms. Today the nineteen State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are used extensively by the Royal Family. We continue to Kensington Palace which was built as a royal home for William III & Mary II. Wednesday Following breakfast we include entrance to the Tower of London, home to the priceless Crown Jewels. We return via Banqueting House, this revolutionary building was created for court entertainments and is home to a magnificent ceiling painting by Rubens.

Thursday Today we visit Hampton Court Palace. Discover the magnificence of Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence. Friday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast and travel home via Kew Gardens and Palace. Kew Palace has a rich history spanning nearly 400 years. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday Inn London Elstree The Holiday Inn London Elstree is ideally located for visiting the impressive Historic Royal Palaces on the outskirts of London. All bedrooms are comfortable with en-suite, air conditioning, television with Freeview channels, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Lift to all floors.

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NEW LONDON

Beating Retreat 2 day breakaway Tower Hotel The Household Division’s Beating Retreat is a spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannon and fireworks.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Images main pic and top right: Crown Copyright

ITINERARY

One night, bed & English breakfast Entrance to The Beating Retreat Free time in London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 June

2 Days

£149

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Thursday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at the Tower Hotel the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00. We depart later this evening and make our way to Horse Guards Parade for The Beating Retreat. With the beautiful backdrop of St James’s Park we will enjoy a spectacular evening of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannons and fireworks. Invariably described as ‘truly spectacular’ and ‘London at its finest’ the Household Division Beating Retreat cannot be seen anywhere else in the world and is a not to be missed event. On completion, the coach will return to the hotel.

Friday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace until the coach departs from the hotel at 15:20.

Tower Hotel Located on the North Bank of the River Thames, the Tower Hotel is ideally situated next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock. This modern hotel has 801 bedrooms all of which have superb views of the city and are all en-suite with digital television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Brasserie for a light snack or meal and Xi Bar for a refreshing drink. Lift to all floors. Nearest underground station: Tower Hill.

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Afternoon Tea at the Houses of Parliament 2 day breakaway Mercure London Heathrow Combine a break to London with entrance to the Houses of Parliament and the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & English breakfast Entrance to the Houses of Parliament Afternoon tea at the Houses of Parliament Free time in London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 September

2 Days

£159

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Saturday We depart and travel to London with included entrance to The Houses of Parliament. The visit to this magnificent building will take you on a journey, combining one thousand years of history and modern day politics. Our visit will be concluded with the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea, served beside the River Thames in the elegant surroundings of the House of Commons. Later this evening the coach will transfer you to the outskirts of London and the Mercure London Heathrow for one night dinner, bed and breakfast.

Mercure London Heathrow Hotel *** The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the bright lights of London and the magic of the West End. All non-smoking bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gym. Lift to most floors. Limited bedrooms on the ground floor. Official rating AA 3 star. The hotel is located 17 miles from the Houses of Parliament.

Sunday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast and travel home via free time in London. We depart London later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Tel: 01302 330 330

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LONDON

TOUR

Greenwich & the Cutty Sark 4 day breakaway Novotel London Greenwich Discover breathtaking views, royal heritage and amazing attractions at the home of time, Greenwich where Eastern and Western hemispheres meet.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Three nights, bed & English breakfast Entrance to the Cutty Sark Flight on the Emirates Air Line River Thames Cruise Free time in Greenwich On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 September

4 Days

£219

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £17.00 Departure code: B

Friday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at the Novotel London Greenwich the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00. Saturday Today we enjoy entrance to the Cutty Sark, one of the world’s most famous ships and the last surviving tea clipper. Situated beside the river Thames the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf and the City. Sunday Following breakfast, we will begin with a unique ride across the Thames on Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car. Taking you 90 metres into the air you will experience spectacular views of London.

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Later this afternoon, we will board The Thames Clipper for a scenic cruise down the Thames to the London Eye. We will enjoy time at leisure in central London, before returning to the hotel by coach later this afternoon. Monday Our final day in Greenwich will be free to explore at your leisure. Greenwich is packed with royal heritage, world class attractions and breathtaking views. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Novotel London Greenwich **** The Novotel London Greenwich is located in the heart of historic Greenwich, a 5 minute walk from the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant and a small fitness centre. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

CHILDREN FROM £99*

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London 2 day breakaway Hilton Reading People from around the world have been enchanted by the Harry Potter films and now you have the chance to go behind the scenes on this unique tour.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Visit to the Natural History Museum On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 May

2 Days

£139

12 August

2 Days

£139

7 October

2 Days

£139

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E *Terms & Conditions apply, please check at the time of booking.

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Image: © Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday We depart and travel to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. The walking tour provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. This unique tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets and costumes. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets. We depart later this evening for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and a short drive from the Natural History Museum. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the Natural History Museum. You will be able to view hundreds of exciting exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings. One of the highlights include the popular Dinosaurs gallery. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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TOUR

LONDON

London Eye, Cruise & Windsor Castle 2 day breakaway Hilton Reading Combine a short break to London with an included flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye, cruise on the River Thames and entrance to Windsor Castle.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye Two cruises on the River Thames Entrance to Windsor Castle On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 April

2 Days

£149

3 June

2 Days

£159

2 September

2 Days

£159

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Saturday We depart and travel to London with an included flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye. At 135 metres, it is one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, providing panoramic views. We also enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the River Thames. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Windsor Castle. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today. We also enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Thames and enjoy panoramic views of the castle, Eton College and the racecourse. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the Coca-Cola London Eye and Windsor Castle. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

CHILDREN FROM £109*

London Eye, Cruise & Legoland Windsor 2 day breakaway Hilton Reading Combine a short break to London with a flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye, cruise on the River Thames and entrance to Legoland Resort Windsor.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye Cruise on the River Thames Entrance to Legoland Resort Windsor On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 April

2 Days

£149

3 June

2 Days

£159

2 September

2 Days

£159

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E *Terms & Conditions apply, please check at the time of booking.

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Saturday We depart and travel to London with an included flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye. We also enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the River Thames. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Legoland Resort Windsor. Whether you are earning your first driving licence behind the wheel of a Lego car at the Driving School, riding a fearsome Dragon through a medieval castle or even discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantis in a Submarine, the Legoland Windsor Resort has something for everyone! We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the Coca-Cola London Eye and Legoland Resort Windsor. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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LONDON

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Faulty Towers Dining & Comedy Show 2 day breakaway Tower Hotel Enjoy a comical visit to London with the unique ‘Faulty Towers’ dining experience, as Sybil, Basil and Manuel serve up mayhem.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, bed & English breakfast Entrance to the ‘Faulty Towers’ dining experience Set 3-course evening meal Free time in London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 October

2 Days

£169

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Sunday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at the Tower Hotel the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00. We depart later this evening and make our way to either the Amba Hotel Charing Cross or Kingsway Hall Hotel for the ‘Faulty Towers’ dining experience. During the 2-hour show Basil, Sybil and Manuel will serve a ‘70s-style set 3-course evening meal together with a good dollop of mayhem and shambolic service. Expect the unexpected! On completion, the coach will return to the hotel.

Tower Hotel Located on the North Bank of the River Thames, the Tower Hotel is ideally situated next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock. This modern hotel has 801 bedrooms all of which have superb views of the city and are all en-suite with digital television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Brasserie for a light snack or meal and Xi Bar for a refreshing drink. Lift to all floors. Nearest underground station: Tower Hill.

Monday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Tower, Tea & Thames 2 day breakaway Tower Hotel Enjoy the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea, whilst gently cruising down the River Thames, past London’s famous riverside landmarks.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, bed & English breakfast Afternoon tea cruise Entrance to the Tower of London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

20 August

2 Days

£159

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Sunday We depart and travel to London. On arrival in London, we will board our cruise at Tower Pier. Take your seat on-board and enjoy the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea, whilst gently cruising down the River Thames, a more elegant way to explore London’s sights. Later this afternoon make your own way to the Tower Hotel, which is located a short walk from Tower Pier, with the remainder of the evening free. Monday Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before making your own way to the Tower of London with entrance included. The Tower of London is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. The Tower has been a palace, prison, treasury, arsenal and even a zoo! We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Tower Hotel Located on the North Bank of the River Thames, the Tower Hotel is ideally situated next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock. This modern hotel has 801 bedrooms all of which have superb views of the city and are all en-suite with digital television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Brasserie for a light snack or meal and Xi Bar for a refreshing drink. Lift to all floors. Nearest underground station: Tower Hill.

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LONDON

Chelsea Pensioners & the Poppy Factory 2 day breakaway Tower Hotel Be guided by one of the Chelsea Pensioners, who will take great pride in showing you around their fascinating home and visit the Poppy Factory.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & English breakfast Free time at Covent Garden Guided tour of the Royal Chelsea Hospital Visit to The Poppy Factory On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

17 September

2 Days

£119

Single room supplement: £45.00

Sunday We depart and travel to London. On arrival in London we will have time at leisure in Covent Garden. Whether you’re looking to shop, dine, stroll, be entertained or experience some unique heritage, there are plenty of great things to do in London’s Covent Garden. Later this afternoon the coach will transfer you to the Tower Hotel with the remainder of the evening free. Monday We depart after breakfast and travel home via a guided tour of the Royal Chelsea Hospital. The guided walking tour, lasts for around 90-minutes. We continue to the Poppy Factory and enjoy a fascinating presentation about the factory and its history with the opportunity to see how poppies and wreaths are made. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Tower Hotel Located on the North Bank of the River Thames, the Tower Hotel is ideally situated next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock. This modern hotel has 801 bedrooms all of which have superb views of the city and are all en-suite with digital television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Brasserie for a light snack or meal and Xi Bar for a refreshing drink. Lift to all floors. Nearest underground station: Tower Hill.

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Wake up at the Waldorf 2 day breakaway The Waldorf Hilton Combine shopping in the capital with an overnight stay at the iconic five star Waldorf Hilton, synonymous with style and elegance.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, bed & English breakfast Free time in London Coach transfer to Oxford Street On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

28 May

2 Days

£129

27 August

2 Days

£129

26 November

2 Days

£129

10 December

2 Days

£129

Single room supplement: £60.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Sunday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at The Waldorf Hilton the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00. London’s unique markets, shopping districts and shopping centres have something to suit every taste, style and budget. Department stores are a London speciality. From Harrods to Harvey Nichols, Selfridges to Liberty, they are located across the city, stocking everything from footwear to furnishing and clothes to caviar. Monday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home. Coach transfer to Oxford Street included.

The Waldorf Hilton Located in the heart of Theatreland in the West End, 4 minutes-walk from fantastic shopping in Covent Garden, the iconic Waldorf Hilton, London is synonymous with style and elegance. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include the opulent Good Godfrey’s Bar and Lounge and Homage Restaurant serving the hotels famous Afternoon Tea daily. Guests can also enjoy Tea Dances and Tango Suppers in the stunning Palm Court. Leisure facilities include a luxurious indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Lift to all floors with steps to some bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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ENGLAND, THE ISLE OF MAN & THEEVENTS CHANNEL ISLANDS WEEKEND BREAKS, SPECIAL & INTEREST

Weekend breaks, Special events & Interest Whether you are a culture vulture or shopaholic our weekend breaks have something to offer everyone. From the cathedral city of Durham to the maritime history of Liverpool our weekend breaks will not disappoint.

Enjoy some blooming marvellous breaks this year and visit some of the most popular garden shows operated by the Royal Horticultural Society, including the world famous Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

If relaxation is on your mind and you are in need of a little revitalising and well-earned pampering, our Ladies Pamper Weekend at the fantastic 4-star Peterborough Marriott Hotel is just what you’re looking for and will make you feel refreshed and relaxed.

For the thrill of the turf, join us at the Randox Health Grand National, at the famous Aintree Racecourse, or we can take you to the tradition, pageantry and fashion of Royal Ascot – one of the country’s all-time great sporting events and not to be missed.

With breaks starting from as little as £99.00, there has never, been a better time to book a short break. Sit back, relax and enjoy the travelling experience of a weekend break, special event or special interest holiday with Wilfreda Beehive.

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Tel: 01302 330 330

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Hartlepool’s Historic Quay 2 day breakaway Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Discover the sights and sounds of an 18th century naval seaport and experience how it was aboard a real British naval frigate, two centuries ago.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Thirsk Entrance to Hartlepool Historic Quay On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 June

2 Days

£115

23 September

2 Days

£115

Single room supplement: £25.00

Saturday We depart and visit Thirsk, the cobbled Yorkshire market town and home of renowned vet James Herriot. The epitome of a rural market town, its medieval cobbled market square, have an enduring charm that still enchants visitors today. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Middlesbrough and the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Situated close to the town centre, the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough is a modern hotel ideally located for visiting Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to Hartlepool Historic Quay. Now known as The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, you can travel back in time and experience the re-creation of an 18th century seaport. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway 2 day breakaway Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 24 miles of railway through the National Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Entrance to the National Railway Museum On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 April

2 Days

£125

29 July

2 Days

£125

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D (-2 hours)

Saturday We depart and travel to Pickering where we board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Our scenic journey will pass through a variety of scenery including wooded valleys, heather clad moorland and picturesque villages, until we reach the seaside town of Whitby. We will enjoy a short visit to Whitby to enjoy its narrow streets and bustling harbour. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Middlesbrough and the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Situated close to the town centre, the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough is a modern hotel ideally located for visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and York. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to York with included entrance to the National Railway Museum. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home. Itinerary may operate in reverse.

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Whitby Regatta 2 day breakaway Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Enjoy one of the oldest sea regattas in the North of England, as the Whitby Regatta will entertain crowds on the water and around town.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Thirsk Visit to Whitby On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

18 August

2 Days

£109

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Friday We depart and visit Thirsk, the cobbled Yorkshire market town and home of renowned vet James Herriot. The epitome of a rural market town, its medieval cobbled market square, have an enduring charm that still enchants visitors today. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Middlesbrough and the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Situated close to the town centre, the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough is a modern hotel ideally located for visiting Whitby Regatta. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Saturday Following a leisurely breakfast, we travel through the picturesque and tranquil North York Moors National Park to Whitby for the annual regatta. Started in the early 1800’s, it is one of the oldest sea regattas in England and draws large crowds into the town. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: D

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Settle to Carlisle Railway 2 day breakaway Gilsland Hall Hotel Discover one of Britain’s most scenic railway lines, as it passes through the spectacular Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway Visit to Houghton Hall Garden Centre Sunday Carvery Lunch On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 May

2 Days

£139

15 July

2 Days

£139

16 September

2 Days

£139

Single room supplement: £10.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday We depart and travel to the market town of Settle with an included journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway, the last great mainline railway to be built in the country. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Gilsland and the Gilsland Hall Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Entertainment included. Sunday Following a leisurely breakfast, the morning will be free to relax in the hotel or enjoy a leisurely walk in the hotels’ grounds and take in the spectacular views or you may wish to join our short visit to Houghton Hall Garden Centre, situated near Carlisle. We return to the Gilsland Hall Hotel for our Sunday carvery lunch. Later this afternoon we begin our return journey home, arriving in our local area later this evening.

Gilsland Hall Hotel The Gilsland Hall Hotel sits proudly in 140 acres of manicured garden and natural woodland in an idyllic countryside location with spectacular views over the Cumbrian and Northumberland countryside. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and ballroom. The Hotel has a lift to both the first and second floors. Lower Ground floor rooms are accessible by stairs only. Railway is operated by a diesel locomotive and not a steam train.

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Southport & the Lakes 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland Explore the classic seaside resort of Southport and discover the beauty of England’s largest lake when visiting Bowness-on-Windermere.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Southport Visit to Bowness-on-Windermere On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

3 June

2 Days

£105

2 September

2 Days

£105

Single room supplement: £20.00

Saturday We depart and travel to the classic seaside resort of Southport, home to scenic parks and gardens and fabulous shopping on Lord Street. It is also home to one of the oldest piers in the UK, stretching proudly across Southport beach. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Preston and the Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Bowness-on-Windermere. Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere this dynamic town boasts hundreds of shops and many fine attractions. Explore the beauty of England’s largest lake, by joining one of the scenic cruises. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland **** The Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland is a modern hotel and is regarded as one of the finest hotels in Preston. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and lounge bar. Leisure Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and fitness room. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Planes, Trains & Waterways 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland From supersonic flights and the age of steam to the world famous River Mersey, our tour will visit all three modes of transport.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Concorde Journey on the East Lancashire Railway Cruise on the River Mersey On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 May

2 Days

£139

15 July

2 Days

£139

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D (-3 hours)

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Saturday We depart and visit Concorde, the world’s most iconic plane, located at Manchester Airport. Our journey continues to the East Lancashire Railway, where you step on-board the lovingly resorted carriages. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Leyland and the Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Liverpool and a cruise on the River Mersey. There is no better way to view Liverpool’s spectacular waterfront than from the deck of one of Liverpool’s legendary Mersey Ferries. We will also enjoy free time in Liverpool to explore at your leisure. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland **** The Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland is a modern hotel and is regarded as one of the finest hotels in Preston. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and lounge bar. Leisure Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and fitness room. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Blackpool Illuminations 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland Enjoy the biggest free light show on earth with a visit to the Blackpool Illuminations, an awesome spectacular that attracts millions each year.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Blackpool Illuminations Free time in Blackpool On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 October

2 Days

£105

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

Saturday We depart and travel directly to the Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland. We enjoy an early evening meal, before we make our way to Blackpool for a scenic drive through the Blackpool Illuminations. The illuminations have been part of British life since 1879, and is said to be ‘the greatest free show on earth’. Our scenic drive will pass through six miles of glittering lights. We will return to our hotel later this evening.

Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland **** The Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland is a modern hotel and is regarded as one of the finest hotels in Preston. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and lounge bar. Leisure Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and fitness room. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

Sunday Following breakfast, we return to Blackpool for time at leisure. Take a trip up the famous Blackpool Tower, which soars 158 metres above the town or enjoy a walk along the Promenade. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Boat Lift Cruise & the River in the Sky 2 day breakaway Beaufort Park Hotel Discover the Anderton Boat Lift, an incredible spider like iron structure and travel along the country’s biggest navigable aqueduct the Pontcysyllte.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Anderton Boat Lift Included cruise on the Llangollen Wharf Aqueduct On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

20 May

2 Days

£129

30 September

2 Days

£129

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday We depart and travel to the Anderton Boat Lift. The lift was built by Edwin Clark in 1975 to carry cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Mold and the Beaufort Park Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Llangollen with an include cruise. The canal boat will carry you through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford. This length of canal is a World Heritage Site and towers 126ft above the River Dee. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Beaufort Park Hotel *** The Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run hotel, located just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold, set in the attractive North Wales countryside. All bedrooms are located on the ground and first floor and are all en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant. NO LIFT. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Chester & Llandudno 2 day breakaway Beaufort Park Hotel Discover the ancient walled city of Chester and the beautiful Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno on this relaxing break in the Welsh Borderlands.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Chester Visit to Llandudno On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 June

2 Days

£99

19 August

2 Days

£99

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

Saturday We depart and travel to the historic city of Chester. Chester is a classic, contemporary city, bursting with must see treasures, 2000 years of history, spectacular shopping and Britain’s most complete city walls. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Mold and the Beaufort Park Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Llandudno, a traditional Victorian seaside resort, with the longest pier in Wales. It is also home to the UK’s only cable hauled tramway, which takes you to the top of the Great Orme and offers spectacular views over Llandudno. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Beaufort Park Hotel *** The Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run hotel, located just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold, set in the attractive North Wales countryside. All bedrooms are located on the ground and first floor and are all en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant. NO LIFT. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Houses & Gardens of Cheshire 2 day breakaway Holiday Inn Runcorn From magnificent stately homes to quintessentially English gardens, Cheshire’s splendid array of historic houses and gardens will not disappoint.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Dunham Massey Entrance to Tatton Park On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 July

2 Days

£129

14 October

2 Days

£119

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

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Saturday We depart and travel to Dunham Massey. Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis. With a garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasures and stories, there is much to enjoy. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Runcorn and the Holiday Inn. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Holiday Inn Runcorn The Holiday Inn Runcorn, is a modern hotel, ideally located for visiting Dunham Massey and Tatton Park. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Hub Bar and Traders Restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and gymnasium. Lift to all floors.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Tatton Park. Regarded as one of Britain’s most complete historic estates, Tatton Park is home to 1,000 acres of parkland, 50 acres of award-winning gardens, a stunning 19th century mansion, a working rare breed farm and Tudor old hall. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Waterways of Cheshire 2 day breakaway Holiday Inn Runcorn Enjoy a day by the canal in Cheshire, where time slows down and history comes to life and unlock the wonders of our waterways at National Waterways Museum.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Guided tour of the National Waterways Museum Included cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal Included cruise on the River Dee Visit to Chester On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 April

2 Days

£119

5 August

2 Days

£119

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

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Saturday We depart and travel to Ellesmere Port and visit the National Waterways Museum. On arrival we will enjoy a guided tour of the museum, which is followed by a scenic boat trip along the Shropshire Union Canal. The remainder of the afternoon will be free to explore. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Runcorn and the Holiday Inn. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Holiday Inn Runcorn The Holiday Inn Runcorn, is a modern hotel, ideally located for visiting the National Waterways Museum and Chester. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Hub Bar and Traders Restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and gymnasium. Lift to all floors.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Chester with an included cruise. Enjoy a relaxing 30 minute cruise along the tranquil River Dee. The cruise takes in some beautiful and interesting riverside properties, whilst providing an opportunity to admire the city skyline. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Canals & Museums of the Black Country 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan With more miles of canal than Venice, there are plenty of beautiful views and industrial heritage to enjoy in the Black Country.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Included Birmingham canal cruise Entrance to Black Country Living Museum On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 May

2 Days

£119

16 September

2 Days

£119

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

26

Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday We depart and travel to Birmingham for an included canal cruise. With more miles of canal than Venice, our scenic cruise will pass along quiet stretches of the canal which first brought commercial life to Birmingham. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Edgbaston and the Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following a leisurely breakfast, we travel to the Black Country Living Museum. Join in 300 years of history across the 26 acre open-air Museum and experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Black Country’s past. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan **** The Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan offers a convenient location for visiting the canals and museums of the Black Country and is close to the centre of cosmopolitan Birmingham. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Cotswolds Cruise & Steam Spectacular 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan Sit back, relax and enjoy a relaxing cruise and discover the sights, sounds and smells of main line steam rail travel on-board the Shakespeare Express.

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Evesham Cruise on the River Avon Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon Journey on the Shakespeare Express On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

12 August

2 Days

£119

Single room supplement: £20.00

Saturday We depart and travel to the ancient market town of Evesham. Set in a natural loop of the River Avon, Evesham, is situated in the North of the Cotswolds. Later this afternoon we include a scenic cruise along the beautiful River Avon. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Strathallan and the Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan **** The Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan offers a convenient location for visiting The Cotswolds and is close to the centre of cosmopolitan Birmingham. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Sunday Following a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, for an included journey on-board the Shakespeare Express. Once on-board you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of main line steam rail travel. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Birmingham & Merry Hill Shopper 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan From the glamourous Bullring, to the chic Mail Box, Birmingham is a shopper’s paradise. Whether you seek head-turning chic or eye-catching value it’s all here.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to intu Merry Hill Visit to Birmingham On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 April

2 Days

£99

28 October

2 Days

£99

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Saturday We depart and travel to intu Merry Hill. With over 240 of the UK’s favourite retailers, over 50 different places to eat and an Odeon cinema, intu Merry Hill is a shopper’s paradise. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Birmingham and the Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We enjoy a leisurely morning and breakfast, before travelling into the centre of Birmingham. From Harvey Nichols to Selfridges, to the welcoming mix of shopping centres, to historic markets or the worldfamous Jewellery Quarter, the shops in Birmingham offer you everything you could ever want with plenty of great cafe bars and restaurants to keep you going. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan **** The Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan offers a convenient location for visiting cosmopolitan Birmingham and into Merry Hill. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Ludlow & Worcester 2 day breakaway Holiday Inn Birmingham Bromsgrove Discover the gastronomic delights of Ludlow and the quintessentially English charms of Worcester on this fantastic short break.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Ludlow Visit to Worcester On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 June

2 Days

£99

14 October

2 Days

£99

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to Ludlow, the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. Ludlow has a lively Saturday market, speciality food shops and a large array of restaurants. It is also home to over 500 listed buildings and Ludlow Castle, once the home of Kings. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Bromsgrove and the Holiday Inn Birmingham Bromsgrove. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Holiday Inn Birmingham Bromsgrove The Holiday Inn Birmingham Bromsgrove is a modern hotel, ideally located for visiting Ludlow and Worcester. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Lift to all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to the beautiful Cathedral and University City of Worcester. The city’s compact centre combines quintessential English charm with modern convenience and is home to one of England’s most magnificent Cathedrals. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Ladies Pamper Weekend 2 day breakaway Peterborough Marriott Whether you’re in need of a little revitalising exercise or you fancy some pampering, our Ladies Pamper Weekend break is just what you’re looking for.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Tea/coffee on arrival Light lunch of soup and sandwiches Make up and massage demonstration On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 July

2 Days

£119

21 October

2 Days

£99

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: B

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday We depart and travel to the Peterborough Marriott with a light lunch of soup and sandwiches included. Later this afternoon we meet the in house team with the opportunity to make an appointment for any treatments you may wish to purchase. If you do not wish to attend, please feel free to enjoy the hotels leisure facilities. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following a leisurely breakfast you will have time to make use of the hotels leisure facilities. Later this afternoon you can continue to relax in the hotel or you may wish to join our optional excursion to the Queensgate Shopping Centre. We return to our hotel later this afternoon. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Peterborough Marriott Hotel Set within 11 acres of grounds the Peterborough Marriott offers the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend break. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, sauna and whirlpool. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms. Please Note: Whilst you will be free to enjoy the leisure facilities and treatments on offer, bedrooms will not be available at the hotel until approximately 16:00.

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Oxford & Cambridge 2 day breakaway Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Discovery two different cities on one short break, the university city of Cambridge and Oxford, known as the city of Dreaming Spires.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Cambridge Visit to Oxford On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 July

2 Days

£109

21 October

2 Days

£109

Single room supplement: £20.00

Saturday We depart and travel to the university city of Cambridge. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings and explore the quaint passages set around the historic market place. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Milton Keynes and the Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. Steeped in a rich and fascinating history, Oxford is famous for its prestigious university and is home to 38 colleges where many notable scholars have emerged. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill **** The Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill is a modern hotel, set in a tranquil setting, overlooking Abbey Hill golf course and is ideally located for visiting Oxford, City of Dreaming Spires and the University City of Cambridge. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gymnasium. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 2 day breakaway Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel The Thriplow Daffodil Festival is a traditional fete-come flower festival that transforms the village of Thriplow into a sea of yellow daffodils.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to St. Albans Visit to Thriplow Daffodil Festival Visit to Cambridge On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

18 March

2 Days

£99

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Saturday We depart and travel to the historic cathedral city of St. Albans. The city’s colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to St. Albans and the Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to Thriplow Village for the annual Daffodil Festival. Here you will step back in time walking in the beautiful traffic free lanes and connecting footpaths visiting residents ‘open gardens’, craft barns, marquees, stalls and demonstrations. We will also enjoy a short visit to Cambridge. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel The Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel is a traditional hotel situated on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of St. Albans. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Bletchley Park & the Code Breakers 2 day breakaway Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel Step back in time and visit Bletchley Park the site of the British code breaking activities and the impressive Imperial War Museum London.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Bletchley Park Entrance to the Imperial War Museum London On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 April

2 Days

£119

9 September

2 Days

£119

Single room supplement: £25.00

Saturday We depart and travel to the historic Bletchley Park. Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park, home of the Codebreakers, is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to St. Albans and the Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to the Imperial War Museum London. The museum tells the story of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel The Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel is a traditional hotel situated on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of St. Albans. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Gardens of the Rose & Hatfield House 2 day breakaway Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel Discover the world renowned Gardens of the Rose, home to 10,000 roses and Hatfield House, one of England’s finest Jacobean Houses and Gardens.

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Image provided by The Royal National Rose Society, Gardens of the Rose

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to St. Albans Entrance to Gardens of the Rose Entrance to Hatfield House On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 July

2 Days

£129

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

Saturday We depart and travel to the historic cathedral city of St. Albans and home to the popular Saturday Market. Later this afternoon we continue to the Gardens of the Rose. The world-renowned gardens open for two months every summer and include displays of the best modern roses, together with many varieties of old garden roses. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to St. Albans and the Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel The Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel is a traditional hotel situated on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of St. Albans. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms.

Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to Hatfield House. Hatfield House, is one of England’s finest Jacobean houses and gardens is set in a spectacular countryside setting. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Kew Gardens & Wisley Explorer 2 day breakaway Holiday Inn London Shepperton A must for all keen gardeners, a chance to visit Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, the world’s most famous botanic garden and RHS Gardens, Wisley.

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Entrance to RHS Garden, Wisley On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 April

2 Days

£135

5 August

2 Days

£135

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to the blooming marvellous Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Now a World Heritage Site, Kew is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of living plants, with over 40,000 different species. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Shepperton and the Holiday Inn London Shepperton. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via RHS Garden Wisley, the flagship garden of the RHS. Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and of course, the Glasshouse. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: E

Holiday Inn London Shepperton The Holiday Inn London Shepperton is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and RHS Gardens, Wisley. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

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Mystery Weekend 2 day breakaway Mystery Hotel Want to get away for the weekend, but not sure where to go, then one of our ‘2 Day Tour Taster’ breakaways could be just the thing?

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One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in mystery location (Saturday) Free time in mystery location (Sunday) On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 April

2 Days

£99

20 May

2 Days

£99

26 August

2 Days

£99

30 September

2 Days

£99

28 October

2 Days

£99

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to our first mystery location. A different experience every departure, where will our 2017 departures take you – could it be one of our popular brochure holidays or will it be a complete mystery? We depart later this afternoon for the journey to our Mystery Hotel. This evening enjoy dinner followed by a relaxing evening.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via final mystery location. Our tour taster at an end, were will our final destination be? Will it be historic Worcester, Roman Chester, and Maritime Liverpool or will it be a scenic drive through The Cotswolds, one of England‘s favourite destinations. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mystery Hotel Your mystery accommodation will be a minimum 3 star standard and have en-suite bathroom, television and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities will include a restaurant and bar.

Departure code: D/E

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Royal Edinburgh 3 day breakaway Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort Discover some of Edinburgh’s finest attractions linked to the Royal Family including the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Palace of Holyrood House Entrance to Edinburgh Castle Entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

2 June

3 Days

£225

27 October

3 Days

£225

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

Friday We depart and travel to Cumbernald. On arrival at the Westerwood Hotel the remainder of the day will be free to explore. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal then spend a relaxing evening in the hotel. Saturday Today we enjoy an excursion to Edinburgh with included entrance to the Palace of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. This fine palace is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history. Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via The Royal Yacht Britannia. Follow in the Royal Family’s footsteps when you step board the spectacular Royal Yacht. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort **** The Westerwood, near Glasgow, is situated in acres of spectacular grounds with stunning views over the golf course towards the magnificent Campsie Hills. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa and golf course. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Bamburgh Castle & Hadrians Wall 3 day breakaway Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park The county of Northumbria is the most northerly county in England boasting a delightful coastline with miles of award winning beaches and fishing villages.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Bowes Museum Entrance to Bamburgh Castle Entrance to Chesters Roman Fort On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

25 August

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £55.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

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Image provided by Bamburgh Castle.

Tel: 01302 330 330

Friday We depart and travel to the Bowes Museum, the jewel in the heart of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Newcastle and the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we travel along the North Northumberland Heritage Coast and enjoy a visit to Bamburgh Castle. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Later this afternoon we will include a short visit to the colourful fishing village of Seahouses with its bustling harbour.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and enjoy a scenic drive, passing sections of the famous Hadrian’s Wall and continue to Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, regarded as the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park Set on 12 acres of parkland near the vibrant Newcastle City Centre, the Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park is ideally located for visiting Bamburgh Castle and Hadrian’s Wall. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium. Lift to all floors.

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Durham & Beamish Nostalgia 3 day breakaway Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Uncover the delights of The Bowes Museum in the market town of Barnard Castle, historic Durham with its iconic Cathedral and the delightful Beamish.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Bowes Museum Visit to Durham Entrance to Beamish Open Air Museum On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

30 June

3 Days

£179

Single room supplement: £40.00

Friday We depart and travel to the Bowes Museum, the jewel in the heart of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Darlington and the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a visit to Durham with free time to explore at your leisure. Durham City, with its medieval past, has eagerly embraced the modern with its captivating mix of history and heritage with contemporary culture. Durham City is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, the majestic Durham Cathedral.

Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Beamish. Nestling in 300 acres, Beamish vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Overlooking the centre of the historic market town of Darlington, the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is ideally located for visiting historic Durham and the Beamish Open Air Museum. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include Carriages Restaurant with views over the town centre and King’s Head Bar and Lounge. Lift to all floors.

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The Secret Lake District 3 day breakaway Shap Wells Hotel The Lake District is an inspiring area of natural beauty that offers an enormous range of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Skipton Scenic tour with Mountain Goat Entrance to Lowther Castle & Gardens Cruise on Lake Ullswater On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 July

3 Days

£219

Single room supplement: £35.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Friday We depart and travel to Skipton, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Penrith and the Shap Wells Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we travel to Keswick and board our Mountain Goat minibus for a spectacular drive exploring some of the hidden areas of the Lake District that are not fully accessible by a full sized coach. Founded over 40 years ago Mountain Goat are an award winning Lake District tour specialists and pride themselves on an exciting and inspiring guided sightseeing tours around the beautiful English Lake District.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and return home via Lowther Castle and Gardens. The castle ruins and grounds became the subject of one of Europe’s largest renovation projects. New and inspired garden designs complement areas of wild beauty offering glimpses of opulence and grandeur that once was. Later this afternoon we enjoy a cruise with Ullswater Steamers. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Shap Wells Hotel The Shap Wells Hotel nestles within a secluded valley high in the Cumbrian Fells and is ideally located for exploring the Lake District. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated with modern facilities. You will also find a bar, restaurant and several lounges. Due to the layout of the hotel there are few ground floor rooms. Some rooms are accessed by combination of lift and stairs.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Morecambe Line Dancing 3 day breakaway Headway Hotel Famous for its stunning views across the bay to the Lake District, enjoy a weekend break to charming Morecambe with included Line Dancing.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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2 nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Line Dancing on two evenings and two mornings Visit to Kendal Free time in Morecambe On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 February

3 Days

£149

6 October

3 Days

£159

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

Friday We depart and travel to Morecambe. Famous for its fabulous sunsets, Morecambe enjoys stunning views across the Bay to the Lake District. Later this evening you will meet your hosts, followed by dinner and Line Dancing. Saturday Today we enjoy a morning session of Line Dancing. The afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel, explore Morecambe further or you may wish to join our included excursion to Kendal. Situated at the gateway to the Lake District, Kendal is a lively market town and home of the famous mint cake, an essential prerequisite for today’s explorers and mountaineers. We return to the Headway Hotel later this afternoon and enjoy tonight’s evening meal and Line Dancing session.

Sunday Following breakfast, we include our final morning session of Line Dancing at the Headway Hotel. Later this afternoon, we will depart Morecambe and begin our return journey home.

Headway Hotel The Headway Hotel is ideally situated on the broad sweep of Morecambe’s east promenade, with views across the magnificent Morecambe Bay to the rolling hills of the Lake District. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a ballroom, bar and restaurant. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors.

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Yorkshire Rails, Sails & Dales 3 day breakaway Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel Discover the beautiful valleys and delightful towns and villages of the Yorkshire Dales by steam train and canal boat on this fantastic break.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Included journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Cruise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal Included journey on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway Scenic tour of the Yorkshire Dales On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 September

3 Days

£209

Single room supplement: £55.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D (-2 hours)

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Friday We depart and travel to Keighley, a pretty town nestled between the charming countryside of Airedale and the Keighley Moors. Later this afternoon, we include a scenic journey through Bronte Country, on-board the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Shipley and the Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a visit to the colourful market town of Skipton, renowned for its medieval castle, with an included canal boat trip on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Later this afternoon, we include a scenic journey through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, on-board the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via a scenic tour of the Yorkshire Dales. Our tour will include the very best of the Yorkshire Dales and will travel via Grassington, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Leyburn and Masham. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club Located in 200 acres of grounds, the Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel and Country Club is ideally situated for visiting the Yorkshire Dales. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge, bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and championship golf course. Lift to all floors.

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Liverpool Legends 3 day breakaway Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel Known worldwide as the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool has a strong maritime history and a rich cultural heritage to explore and enjoy.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart and travel to Liverpool and enjoy an informative and fun guided tour of the city. Later this afternoon we continue to our hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Guided tour of Liverpool Entrance to The Beatles Story Cruise on the River Mersey Free time in Liverpool On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

5 May

3 Days

£209

8 September

3 Days

£209

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

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Saturday Today we enjoy entrance to The Beatles Story and cruise on the River Mersey. The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. The exhibition is located at the Albert Dock and will guide you through the music, culture and story of the band that changed the world. There is no better way to view Liverpool’s waterfront than from the deck of one of Liverpool’s legendary Mersey Ferries, on a relaxing 50-minute cruise.

Sunday Enjoy additional time in Liverpool. With more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, there are lots to explore. Whilst, shoppers are spoilt for choice. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel Located opposite the iconic Liver Building, and overlooking the River Mersey. The Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower is a local landmark, and provides a magnificent setting and is only a short walk to the Liverpool One shopping district. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and two bars with fantastic views over the Dock Front and River Mersey. Lift to all floors.

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International River Mersey Festival 3 day breakaway Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel The International Mersey River Festival is a celebration of Liverpool’s wonderful and historic waterfront in a completely free three day extravaganza.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Two nights, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart and travel to Liverpool. On arrival at the Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available until approximately 16:00.

Cruise on the River Mersey Free time in Liverpool On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 June

3 Days

£159

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

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Saturday Today we enjoy a full day to discover the International River Mersey Festival with an included 50-minute cruise. The festival is a celebration of Liverpool’s glorious waterfront with entertainment and activities all along the iconic River Mersey. You will have the opportunity to explore tall ships, naval vessels, barges and enjoy live musical entertainment. You will also be able to get out onto the water with an included scenic cruise of the River Mersey.

Sunday Enjoy additional time in Liverpool. With more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, there are lots to explore. Whilst, shoppers are spoilt for choice. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel Located opposite the iconic Liver Building, and overlooking the River Mersey. The Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower is a local landmark, and provides a magnificent setting and is only a short walk to the Liverpool One shopping district. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and two bars with fantastic views over the Dock Front and River Mersey. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Richard III & War of the Roses 3 day breakaway Jurys Inn Hinckley Island History and legends abound on this fascinating break as we uncover the extraordinary story or Richard III and the War of the Roses.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to King Richard III Visitor Centre Entrance to Leicester Cathedral Entrance to Battlefield Heritage Centre Guided walking tour of Bosworth Journey on the Battlefield Line Entrance to Warwick Castle On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 April

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Friday We depart and travel to the Leicester and the King Richard III visitor centre. Here we explore the fascinating and moving story of the life and death of King Richard III, how he was discovered in Leicester in 2012. We then walk the short distance to Leicester Cathedral where we can view the tomb of King Richard III. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Hinckley Island and the Jurys Hinckley Island Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we travel to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. The centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth, which marked a major turning point in English history. We will be joined by a guide for a walking tour. Later we include a journey on the The Battlefield Line for views of Bosworth.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel to Warwick Castle with included entrance. A medieval castle with 1,000 years of fascinating history, King Richard III owned the castle for a while after the execution of his brother and was the home of his wife Anne Neville. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Nestled in the heart of Leicestershire and surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island is ideally located for visiting the Bosworth Battlefields. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Shakespeare’s Houses & Gardens 3 day breakaway Chesford Grange Hotel Step back in time and immerse yourself in the historical delights of Shakespeare Country and discover five beautiful houses and gardens linked with Shakespeare.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Mary Arden’s House Entrance to Shakespeare’s Birthplace Entrance to Hall’s Croft Entrance to New Place Entrance to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

28 July

3 Days

£189

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B Please Note: You will be required to walk between the three properties on day 2.

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Friday We depart and travel to Mary Ardens House, the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden and discover the fascinating story of this charming farmhouse. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Kenilworth and the Chesford Grange Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we travel to Stratford upon Avon and discover Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft and New Place. Step into the house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and Halls Croft, named after Dr John Hall who married Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna. New Place, was Shakespeare’s family home from 1597. The house was demolished in 1759 and a commemorative garden was created.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and enjoy a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Explore the romantic surroundings of this quintessential thatched country cottage where the young Shakespeare wooed his wife to be, Anne Hathaway, at her childhood home. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Chesford Grange Hotel **** The Chesford Grange Hotel stands in 17 acres of idyllic grounds and woodland located on the River Avon. All bedrooms are with en-suite facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant with views over the garden and a bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Woburn, Wrest Park & Cambridge 3 day breakaway Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Enjoy a break exploring Cambridge, the superb manor house and restored gardens of Wrest Park and the historic wonders of Woburn Abbey.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart and travel to Wrest Park and explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Milton Keynes and the Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Entrance to Wrest Park Entrance to Woburn Abbey Guided tour of Woburn Safari Park Visit to Cambridge On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

28 April

3 Days

£219

Single room supplement: £35.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Images top right: Reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Bedford and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates and copyright remains with His Grace the Duke of Bedford and the Trustees of the Bedford Estates.

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Saturday Today we travel to Woburn Abbey, Gardens and Safari Park. Home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years, you will discover tales of imprisonment, beheadings, love affairs, grand tours, political reform and Royal visits at the beautiful Woburn Abbey and Gardens. Later this afternoon we continue to Woburn Abbey Safari Park and enjoy a guided tour, all from the comfort of our coach.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel to Cambridge. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill **** The Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill is a modern hotel, set in a tranquil setting, overlooking Abbey Hill golf course and is ideally located for visiting Wrest Park, Woburn Abbey and the University City of Cambridge. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gymnasium. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Cream of the Cotswolds 3 day breakaway Cheltenham Chase Hotel Lose yourself in the Cotswolds, one of England’s favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon Scenic tour of The Cotswolds Entrance to Sudeley Castle On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

16 June

3 Days

£195

Single room supplement: £50.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Friday We depart and travel to Stratfordupon-Avon, home of the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Stratford is steeped in history with many half-timbered buildings from medieval times. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to the outskirts of Cheltenham and the Cheltenham Chase Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswold Villages. Our tour will include Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England, Stow-on-the-Wold, with its grand manors and quaint cottages, Moreton-in-theMarsh, a thriving market town dating back 1000 years and Broadway, often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Sudeley Castle and Gardens. The history of Sudeley and its award-winning gardens spans over a thousand years and contains many varied tales of royal associations, wars and periods of neglect and subsequent restoration. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Cheltenham Chase Hotel **** The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is ideally located for exploring the spa town of Cheltenham and the beautiful Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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The Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford 3 day breakaway Hilton Swindon Explore the quintessentially English villages of the Cotswolds, the golden city of Bath and Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires.

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart and travel to the Cotswolds and the quintessentially English villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Swindon and the Hilton Swindon. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Scenic tour of The Cotswolds Visit to Bath Visit to Oxford On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

21 April

3 Days

£159

15 September

3 Days

£159

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Saturday Today we enjoy a visit to Bath. The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe including the Royal Crescent. At the heart of the city next to Bath Abbey is the Roman Baths, which gives a fascinating insight into the bathing complex and great Roman Temple of Sulis Minerva.

Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. Steeped in a rich and fascinating history, Oxford is famous for its prestigious university and is home to 38 colleges where many notable scholars have emerged. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many including Lewis Carroll and JRR Tolkien. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Swindon Relax in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside at the Hilton Swindon ideally located for visiting The Cotswold’s, Bath and Oxford. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a relaxing bar, restaurant serving international cuisine and coffee bar. Lift to all floors.

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Stonehenge, Bath & the Magna Carta 3 day breakaway Hilton Swindon Known as ‘The gateway to the West Country’, Wiltshire is a beautiful county of great diversity and steeped in myths and legends.

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Two night, dinner, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart and travel to Warwick with included entrance to Warwick Castle, an impressive medieval fortress on the banks of the River Avon. We depart later this afternoon for the journey through the Cotswolds to Swindon and the Hilton Swindon. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Entrance to Warwick Castle Entrance to Stonehenge Guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral Visit to Bath On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 May

3 Days

£199

4 August

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge and Salisbury. One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe, Stonehenge has been transformed with a new visitor centre. Salisbury is home to the finest of only four surviving 1215 Magna Carta originals. We include a guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral, Chapter House and Magna Carta.

Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Bath. The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe including the Royal Crescent. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Swindon Relax in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside at the Hilton Swindon ideally located for visiting The Cotswold’s, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a relaxing bar, restaurant serving international cuisine and coffee bar. Lift to all floors.

www.wilfreda.co.uk


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Wiltshire & Gardens of Capability Brown 3 day breakaway Hilton Swindon Lancelot Capability Brown left behind a lasting horticultural legacy and Wiltshire is home to a number of his greatest masterpieces.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Two night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Blenheim Palace Gardens Entrance to Longleat House & Gardens Entrance to Lacock Abbey Entrance to Bowood House & Gardens On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 June

3 Days

£199

20 October

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Friday We depart and travel to Blenheim Palace Gardens. Here you will be able to admire the beautiful scenery within the spectacular parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with unspoilt natural beauty. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Swindon and the Hilton Swindon. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the Wiltshire countryside to Longleat House and Gardens. Here you can experience over 450 years of history exploring Longleat House and walk in the beautiful grounds and gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown. Entrance to Longleat House and Gardens only. We return via the picturesque village of Lacock were he is believed to have made amendments to parkland and tree planting surrounding 13th century Lacock Abbey.

Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Bowood House & Gardens. The park at Bowood is deemed to be one of the best examples of Capability Browns work. Here he created a flowing mix of woodlands and lawns sloping down to a winding lake, a fitting setting for the impressive 18th century house designed by Robert Adam. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Swindon Relax in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside at the Hilton Swindon ideally located for visiting Gardens of Capability Brown. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a relaxing bar, restaurant serving international cuisine and coffee bar. Lift to all floors.

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Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford 3 day breakaway Hilton Reading Held annually each July at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military airshow.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Worcester Entrance to the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford Visit to Oxford On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

14 July

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £55.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Images provided by Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford.

Friday We depart and travel to Windsor. Crowned by stunning Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, the Royal Borough has a rich mix of history, culture and attractions. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Reading. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Following an early breakfast, we include entrance to the Royal International Air Tattoo. During the thrilling flying display visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment.

Sunday Following breakfast, we travel home via Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. Steeped in a rich and fascinating history, Oxford is famous for its prestigious university and is home to 38 colleges. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting Windsor, Fairford and Oxford. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Rivers, Rail & Royalty 3 day breakaway Holiday Inn Norwich Discover the beautiful Norfolk Broads by boat, the picturesque Bure Valley by rail and the stunning 60 acre estate at Sandringham.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Cromer Included journey on the Bure Valley Railway Included cruise on the Norfolk Broads Entrance to Sandringham On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

9 June

3 Days

£199

22 September

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Friday We depart and travel to Cromer, the gem of the North Norfolk Coast, a bustling seaside resort, with Victorian pier striding proudly out to sea. Don’t forget to try one of the famous Cromer crabs. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to the outskirts of Norwich and the Holiday Inn. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a scenic journey on the Bure Valley Railway and cruise on the Norfolk Broads. Norfolk’s longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the nine mile trip runs through the picturesque Bure Valley countryside. On arrival in Wroxham we will enjoy a cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Broads and explore Britain’s magical waterland.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Sandringham the much loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday Inn Norwich The Holiday Inn Norwich is a modern hotel ideally situated for exploring Norfolk, 2.5 miles from the centre of Norwich. All bedrooms are en-suite (68 with Shower only) with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gym. NO LIFT, limited bedrooms on the ground floor.

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Leeds Castle & Canterbury 3 day breakaway Holiday Inn Sittingbourne – The Coniston Described as the ‘Loveliest castle in the world’, explore the magnificent Leeds Castle with visits to Rochester and Canterbury.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart and travel to historic Rochester, with its Norman castle and historic cathedral. It was cherished by Charles Dickens, who lived in the area as a child and returned as a successful author. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Sittingbourne and the Holiday Inn Sittingbourne – The Coniston. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Visit to Rochester Visit to Whitstable Visit to Herne Bay Visit to Canterbury Entrance to Leeds Castle On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

11 August

3 Days

£185

Single room supplement: £35.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

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Image: David Fenwick

Tel: 01302 330 330

Saturday Today we enjoy a visit to Herne Bay and Whitstable. For those in search of traditional seaside magic, you will find it in Herne Bay with two miles of seafront. Famous for its oysters, Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. We will continue to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Steeped in history, the city offers a perfect blend of old and new within its enchanting cobbled streets.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Leeds Castle. Rising majestically from the still waters of its moat, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, Leeds Castle is without a doubt one of the most beautiful venues in Kent. Described as the ‘Loveliest Castle in the World’, it is the perfect place for a great day out. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday Inn Sittingbourne – The Coniston Originally built as a private residence in 1880, the building has been transformed into a stylish, modern hotel, with original features and quirky additions. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include a small gym. Lift to all floors.

www.wilfreda.co.uk


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Hampshire & the Watercress Line 3 day breakaway Hampshire Court Hotel Hampshire was the inspiration for many of Jane Austen’s novels and is known for its picturesque countryside, stunning coastline and chocolate box villages.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Windsor Visit to Winchester Guided tour of Winchester Cathedral Entrance to Jane Austen’s House Included journey on the Watercress Line On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 October

3 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Friday We depart and travel to historic Windsor, home to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Basingstoke and the Hampshire Court Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a visit to Winchester. An unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs, Winchester is England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Popular for its bustling shopping, Winchester is most well known for its cathedral and for the Great Hall which for over 700 years has housed the mysterious Round Table. We will include a guided tour of the cathedral, which will highlight some of the cathedrals most treasured features.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and enjoy a visit to Jane Austen’s House Museum, home to one of Britain’s most loved authors. Later we include a journey on the Watercress Line, as we travel by steam through the heart of the English countryside. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hampshire Court Hotel **** The Hampshire Court Hotel is a modern hotel, ideally located for visiting Winchester. All bedrooms with en-suite with television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools and 5 indoor tennis courts. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star. The hotel operates a pre-order process for evening meals.

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Cardiff & the Royal Mint 3 day breakaway Holiday Inn Cardiff North Go behind the scenes at the world’s leading export mint to follow the journey of a coin, from a blank to a bank with free time to explore Cardiff.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Worcester Guided tour of Cardiff Included Cardiff river cruise Guided tour of The Royal Mint On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

12 May

3 Days

£189

18 August

3 Days

£189

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Friday We depart and travel to the Worcester Cathedral and University City of Worcester. The Cathedral is one of England’s most magnificent and inspiring buildings, a place of prayer and worship for fourteen centuries. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Cardiff and the Holiday Inn Cardiff North. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we include a guided tour of Cardiff and a river cruise. Discover Cardiff’s progress from a small settlement, to the world’s busiest port, to the modern capital city it is today. Cardiff Bay is one of Europe’s most exciting waterfront development and the city ranks among the UK’s top shopping centres.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Mint. For the first time in their 1000 year history the Royal Mint has opened a visitor centre that will allow you to go behind the scenes and see for yourself the people and the processes that put the pounds and pennies in your pocket. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday Inn Cardiff North The Holiday Inn Cardiff North M4, Jct 32, is a modern hotel ideally located on the outskirts of Cardiff, a short drive from the Royal Mint. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Lift to all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Thames Tales 4 day breakaway Various Hotels Starting as a small trickle in the Cotswolds the River Thames travels over 210 miles through the heart of some of England’s most picturesque towns.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & English breakfast Cruise from Oxford to Abingdon Cruise from Caversham Bridge to Henley-on-Thames Cruise from Kew to Westminster Cruise from Tower Bridge to Greenwich Visit to Thames Barrier Park On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

21 July

4 Days

£275

Single room supplement: £100.00 Holiday insurance: £17.00 Departure code: B

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Friday We depart and travel to Oxford and enjoy a two hour cruise to Abingdon, passing through beautiful countryside. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy a two hour scenic cruise from Caversham Bridge to the bustling market town of Henleyon-Thames, passing through picturesque riverside villages. The countryside is rich in wildlife and the highlights include passing the immaculate grounds of Park Place and Holme Park as well as the lavishly opulent riverside properties of Wargrave and Henley. We will enjoy time at leisure, before returning to our hotel via Marlow, Cookham and Maidenhead.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and continue to Kew, were we will board our scenic cruise into central London. Here we will pass through the sights made famous by the University Boat Race. On arrival in London we will enjoy time at leisure before continuing to the Tower Hotel for one night, bed and English breakfast. Monday We depart after breakfast and board our final cruise from Tower Pier to Greenwich. On arrival in Greenwich you will enjoy time at leisure. We depart Greenwich later this afternoon, travelling through the tunnel underneath the Thames and make a short break at the Thames Barrier Park. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading & Tower Hotel See page 10 & 16 for further information.

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Tall Ships 2017 4 day breakaway Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge The home of time, Greenwich will host the start of a four day maritime celebration of activities at the Tall Ships Festival 2017.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast River Thames Cruise Free time in Greenwich Entrance to Historic Dockyard Chatham On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

14 April

4 Days

£235

Single room supplement: £65.00 Holiday insurance: £17.00 Departure code: B

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Friday We depart and travel to London and enjoy time at leisure. Later this afternoon we will board the Thames Clipper and enjoy a scenic cruise along the River Thames to North Greenwich. We will be met by our coach at North Greenwich and continue our journey to Dartford and the Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy our first visit to Greenwich and the Tall Ships Festival. The ships will be anchored at two sites in the borough, which will be the locations of the Festival Villages – the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenwich town centre and the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich.

Sunday Following breakfast, we will enjoy additional time to visit the Tall Ships Festival. There will be a Parade of Sail taking place at approximately 17:00 this evening, when ships will sail down the Thames in convoy. Monday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to the Historic Dockyard Chatham for the Festival of Steam and Transport. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel The Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel, is a modern hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Lift to all floors. www.wilfreda.co.uk


Easter in London 4 day breakaway Tower Hotel London is alive 24/7, bursting with ideas and offering something for everyone, regardless of age, taste or budget.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Three nights, bed & English breakfast Panoramic sightseeing tour Saturday night coach shuttle to & from the West End London city map On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

14 April

4 Days

£259

Single room supplement: On request Holiday insurance: £17.00 Departure code: B Itinerary is subject to change in the event of any road closures due to events and/or demonstrations taking place. Your driver will make you aware of any changes or amendments to the tour itinerary.

Friday We depart and travel to London. On arrival at the Tower Hotel the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore. Please Note: Bedrooms may not be available to check into until approximately 16:00. Saturday This morning we offer a panoramic sightseeing tour ending close to the shopping area of Oxford Street at approximately 11:30. In the afternoon the coach will return from outside the Waldorf Hotel on The Aldwych at 16:00. This evening we offer a complimentary coach shuttle service to the ‘West End’ leaving the hotel at 18:15, dropping outside the Waldorf Hotel on The Aldwych and returning at 23:15. Please Note: The complimentary coach shuttle service on Saturday evening will only travel to the West End and not all theatres. Not all theatres are located in the West End.

Sunday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace. We may offer an optional excursion today; your driver will provide you with further information. Monday Today is free for you to explore London at your own pace until the coach departs from the hotel at 15:00 and from outside The Waldorf Hilton on The Aldwych at 15:20, arriving at your joining point later this evening. We may offer an optional excursion today; your driver will provide you with further information. The coach will be available at the Tower Hotel to load cases at 09:45 and 14:25.

Tower Hotel See page 10 for further information.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway 2 day breakaway Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 24 miles of railway through the National Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Entrance to the National Railway Museum On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 April

2 Days

£125

29 July

2 Days

£125

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D (-2 hours)

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Saturday We depart and travel to Pickering where we board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We will enjoy a short visit to Whitby to enjoy its narrow streets and bustling harbour. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Middlesbrough and the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday Following breakfast, we depart and travel to York with included entrance to the National Railway Museum. Explore the giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic, Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home. Itinerary may operate in reverse.

Jurys Inn Middlesbrough Situated close to the town centre, the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough is a modern hotel ideally located for visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and York. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Randox Health Grand National 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland Undeniably one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar. Randox Health’s Grand National provides excitement in abundance.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Tattersalls Enclosure Visit to Southport On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 April

2 Days

£169

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D (-2 hours)

Saturday We depart and travel directly to the famous Aintree Race Course. We include entrance to the Tattersalls Enclosure. This popular enclosure is the largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree with access to view the Parade Ring. Ticket holders also have access to the Irish Bar, live music in the Aintree Pavilion, tote betting, plus big screen viewing. We depart Aintree, shortly after the last race for the journey to Leyland and the Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland **** The Best Western Premier Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland is a modern hotel and is regarded as one of the finest hotels in Preston. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and lounge bar. Leisure Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and fitness room. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the classic resort of Southport with its beautiful beaches, great attractions and superb shopping. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

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Royal Ascot, Ladies Day 3 day breakaway Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse and Ladies Day adds a tour of glamour.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Two nights, bed, breakfast & one evening meal Visit to St. Albans Entrance to the Windsor Enclosure Visit to Cambridge On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

21 June

3 Days

£219

Single room supplement: £55.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Wednesday We depart and travel to the historic cathedral city of St. Albans for time at leisure. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to the outskirts of St. Albans and the Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Thursday Today we travel to Ascot Racecourse. Thursday is the day of the Historic Gold Cup, it is also the day that designer creations and millinery masterpieces take centre stage. We include entrance to the Windsor Enclosure. The atmosphere in the Windsor Enclosure is always vibrant with guests enjoying betting facilities, artisan food stalls, Champagne and Pimm’s bars, and picnics on the lawn. On completion of the racing there will be free time to enjoy the live entertainment. Hotel is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Friday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the University City of Cambridge. Here you can admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings and explore the quaint passages set around the historic market place. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel The Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel is a traditional hotel situated on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of St. Albans. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms.

www.wilfreda.co.uk


BBC Good Food Show Summer 2 day breakaway Hilton Coventry The BBC Good Food Show Summer is a celebration of summer recipes, celebrity chefs and fantastic shopping for fresh seasonal produce.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Birmingham Entrance to BBC Good Food Show Summer On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

17 June

2 Days

£125

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city. Whether you’re looking for sights, sounds, shopping or to simply relax as the world goes by, Birmingham has everything you could possibly desire in abundance. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Coventry and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via BBC Good Food Show Summer. Located at the NEC Birmingham, the show is a celebration of summer recipes, celebrity chefs and fantastic shopping for fresh seasonal produce. Your ticket will also include entrance to the BBC Gardeners World Live. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: E

Hilton Coventry The Hilton Coventry is a traditional hotel ideally located for visiting the Birmingham and BBC Good Food Show Summer, a short drive from Coventry, Known for the legend of Lady Godiva. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include Café Cino, a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

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Ludlow Festival of Food 2 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan For serious foodies, the Ludlow Food Festival is a must, as it hosts over 100 independent food and drink producers from the Marches.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit Lichfield Entrance to the Ludlow Food Festival On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

9 September

2 Days

£109

Single room supplement: £20.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

www.wilfreda.co.uk

Saturday We depart and travel to Lichfield home to the popular Saturday market. Lichfield is steeped in heritage and the stunning cathedral, set within the beautifully serene Cathedral Close. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Birmingham and the Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the Ludlow Food Festival. From humble beginnings to the best Food Festival in the country, the festival will feature over 100 top quality small independent food and drink producers from around the England-Wales border country, both inside and outside Ludlow Castle. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan **** The Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan offers a convenient location for visiting Lichfield and Ludlow Food Festival and is close to the centre of cosmopolitan Birmingham. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2 day breakaway Hilton Coventry Set amongst the beautiful Malvern Hills, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival will be full of inspirational ideas and practical gardening tips to enjoy.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Charletcote Park Entrance to RHS Malvern Spring Festival On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 May

2 Days

£129

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to Charlecote Park. The gardens include a formal parterre, colourful herbaceous planting, woodland walk and wider parkland. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Coventry and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Meander round the stunning collection of show gardens. Lose yourself in the Floral Marquee and pick up tips from the experts. Once stocked up, find all the latest gardening essentials in the trade stands. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: E

Hilton Coventry The Hilton Coventry is a traditional hotel ideally located for visiting the Charlecote Park and the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, a short drive from Coventry, known for the legend of Lady Godiva. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include Café Cino, a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 3 day breakaway Hilton Reading Visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most famous and prestigious flower show and marvel at the fabulous show gardens.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Savill Gardens Entrance to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Entrance to Hampton Court Palace & Gardens On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

26 May

3 Days

£249

Single room supplement: £55.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Friday We depart and travel to Savill Garden. The world renowned gardens are home to 35 acres of ornamental gardens. Developed under the patronage of Kings and Queens, The Savill Garden was created in the 1930’s. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Reading. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we enjoy an excursion to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with entrance included. Every year during May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays, as Chelsea comes alive with the sights and smells of the finest collections of flowers in the world.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Hampton Court Palace and Gardens. Relax in over 60 acres of gardens that run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling fountains and glorious displays. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting Savill Gardens, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace and Gardens. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

www.wilfreda.co.uk


BBC Gardeners World Live 2 day breakaway Hilton Coventry BBC Gardeners’ World Live is the number one destination for gardeners looking for inspiration, education, expert advice and a great day out.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Birmingham Entrance to BBC Gardeners World Live On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

17 June

2 Days

£125

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city. Whether you’re looking for sights, sounds, shopping or to simply relax as the world goes by, Birmingham has everything you could possibly desire in abundance. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Coventry and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via BBC Gardeners World Live. Located at the NEC Birmingham, the show offers fabulous shopping, inspirational show gardens and the opportunity to visit the Floral Marquee. Your ticket will also include entrance to the BBC Good Food Show Summer. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: E

Hilton Coventry The Hilton Coventry is a traditional hotel ideally located for visiting Birmingham and BBC Gardeners World Live, a short drive from Coventry, known for the legend of Lady Godiva. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include Café Cino, a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

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Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2 day breakaway Hilton Reading The Blenheim Palace Flower Show will take place within the stunning setting of Blenheim Park and will feature over 100 gardening exhibitors.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Waddesdon Manor Gardens Entrance to Blenheim Palace Flower Show On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

17 June

2 Days

£129

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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© Blenheim Palace

Saturday We depart and travel to Waddesdon Manor Gardens. The gardens are renowned for their treasures and with acres of landscaped grounds to explore, there are plenty of delights to discover and delights to be had – at every twist and turn. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Blenheim Palace Flower Show. Set within the spectacular grounds of Blenheim Palace, the show will feature over 100 gardening exhibitors, including plants, gardening sundries, and food and drink. We also include entrance to Blenheim Palace. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting Waddesdon Manor and Blenheim Palace Flower Show. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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WEEKEND BREAKS, SPECIAL EVENTS & INTEREST

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RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show 2 day breakaway Mercure Haydock Chatsworth is a truly unforgettable setting for this latest addition to RHS’s portfolio of world famous flower shows.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Dunham Massey Entrance to Chatsworth House Flower Show On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 June

2 Days

£149

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to Dunham Massey. Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis. With a garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasures and stories, there is much to enjoy. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Haydock and the Mercure Haydock. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Chatsworth House Flower Show. Set in the dramatic grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire’s stunning Peak District, the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the must-see event of 2017. Entrance to Chatsworth House is not included. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: D

Mercure Haydock The Georgian mansion style Mercure Haydock is centrally located between Liverpool and Manchester. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT. Bedrooms on the ground and first floor.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2 day breakaway Hilton Reading The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the world’s largest flower show, set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Blenheim Palace Gardens Entrance to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 July

2 Days

£139

Single room supplement: £30.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: E

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Saturday We depart and travel to Blenheim Palace Gardens. The pictureperfect British stately home of Blenheim Palace sits among more than 2,000 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and formal gardens. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Reading. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Hampton Court Palace and the surrounding parkland provide an idyllic setting for the world’s largest annual horticultural show, featuring show gardens bursting with inspirational ideas for your garden. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Hilton Reading The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting Blenheim Palace Gardens and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2 day breakaway Mercure Haydock Set in one of the most famous historic gardens in Cheshire, the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park showcases innovative garden designs.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Ness Botanical Gardens Entrance to RHS Tatton Park Flower Show On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 July

2 Days

£139

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00

Saturday We depart and travel to the award winning Ness Botanical Gardens. Situated on the Wirral Peninsula, overlooking the spectacular Dee Estuary, the gardens cover an area of 64 acres and houses a living collection of 15,000 plants. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Haydock and the Mercure Haydock. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. The flower show is set in acres of Cheshire countryside and is famous for its friendly atmosphere, vibrant displays and inventive ideas to take home. The show bursts with colour and creativity. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Departure code: D

Mercure Haydock The Georgian mansion style Mercure Haydock is centrally located between Liverpool and Manchester. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT. Bedrooms on the ground and first floor.

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Southport Flower Show 2 day breakaway Mercure Haydock As the largest independent flower show in the country, Southport Flower Show is renowned for its friendliness, variety and authenticity!

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Tatton Park Entrance to Southport Flower Show On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 August

2 Days

£139

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £12.00 Departure code: D

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Saturday We depart and travel to Tatton Park, one on the UK’s most historic estates. Located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore with 50 acres of gardens providing year round colour. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Haydock and the Mercure Haydock. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.

Mercure Haydock The Georgian mansion style Mercure Haydock is centrally located between Liverpool and Manchester. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT. Bedrooms on the ground and first floor.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via Southport Flower Show. The largest independent flower show in the country, the show takes place in 34 acres of Victoria Park, offering something for everyone. The show combines a seaside atmosphere with a celebration of all that is best from the gardening world. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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ENGLAND, THE ISLE OF MAN & THEEVENTS CHANNEL ISLANDS WEEKEND BREAKS, SPECIAL & INTEREST

England, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands From the best of England’s green and pleasant land to the delights of island life on the Isle of Man and The Channel Islands, we have the perfect selection of breaks to expand your horizons with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Eastbourne continues to be a popular location due to its three miles of flat promenade and is the UK’s official sunniest place. In the heart of the Irish Sea, on the northwest coast of England, lies Britain’s best kept secret – the Isle of Man, blessed with an extensive coastline, stunning landscapes and unspoilt beaches.

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With its unspoiled landscape and unique blend of British and French influences, Jersey really is a place where you can get away from it all. From the very latest experiences, to firm favourites you know and love, we have the highlights to make each holiday one to remember and leave you refreshed and relaxed.

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With a full programme of entertainment, together with comprehensive leisure facilities and excursions to local places of interest there is no shortage of things to do on our 2 and 5 Day Party Breaks.

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

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Party Breaks 2017 Of course, great food is included with a Full English Breakfast and a delicious 3 course evening meal. Offering outstanding value we also include FREE DRINKS from 6pm-Midnight each day (23:00 in Torquay) on selected 5-day breaks only. Return executive class coach travel from any of our convenient central joining points is included as is luggage handling in and out of the hotel, so sit back, relax and enjoy! Door to Door is NOT included or available on any of these tours.

Wilfreda Group Reunion

DRINKS INCLUSIVE*

Bodelwyddan has been transformed following a 6 million refurbishment. This romantic castle, with 260 acres of Victorian parkland, is situated in the beautiful Welsh countryside, with magnificent views stretching to the Clwydian Hills. It is also home to the National Portrait Gallery’s Victorian Collection. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

The Directors, Management and staff would be delighted to welcome all passengers old and new, to the 2017 Wilfreda Group Reunion at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa for a relaxing weekend and an evening of live entertainment and included visits to Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

Four night’s Accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

One night’s Accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four full English breakfasts

16 January 2017

5 Days

One full English breakfast

21 January 2017

2 Days

Four – Three course evening meals

Single room supplement: Nil (Limited availability)

One – Three course evening meal

Single room supplement: Nil (Limited availability)

Two day excursions

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Two day excursions

Holiday insurance: £12.00

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Porterage in and out of the hotel

Upgrade to a Signature room for £10 per person

Porterage in and out of the hotel

£345

Torquay Leisure Resorts

Warners Cricket St. Thomas Hotel

DRINKS INCLUSIVE*

DRINKS INCLUSIVE*

Torquay Leisure Resort comprises 4 hotels on the same site, close to the sea in the English Riviera. The resort offers an unrivalled choice of daytime activities and evening entertainment. With acres of leisure options, from swimming pools, indoor bowls and pampering at the Aztec Spa. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

£99

A gorgeous nineteenth century mansion set in the heart of Somerset, Cricket St Thomas is noted for the glorious 46 acres of Grade 2 listed lakes and gardens and the parish church of St Thomas. Also well known as the setting for the TV series ‘To the Manor Born’, Cricket is a firm favourite. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

Four night’s Accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four night’s Accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four full English breakfasts

23 January 2017

5 Days

Four full English breakfasts

30 January 2017

5 Days

Four – Three course evening meals

Single room supplement: Nil (Limited availability)

Four – Three course evening meals

Single room supplement: Nil (Limited availability)

Two day excursions

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Two day excursions

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Porterage in and out of the hotel

Upgrade to a Signature room for £10 per person

Porterage in and out of the hotel

£265

£305

* Drinks included are subject to the hotels terms and conditions and are house spirits, house wine, beers and soft drinks. The drinks inclusive package is included from 18:00 to 24:00 at all Warners properties and from 18:00 to 23:00 at Torquay Leisure Resorts.

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Tel: 01302 330 330

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Eastbourne Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Langham Hotel From the Victorian pier and three tier promenade, to a world-class marina, Eastbourne offers a relaxing destination for a winter warmer break.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Eastbourne.

Visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells Visit to Lewes & Brighton Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 February

5 Days

£219

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Royal Tunbridge Wells. The charming and historic town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, has welcomed visitors for over 400 years. Browse among the chic independent shops of the colonnaded Pantiles and the High Street, with busy cafe’s and one-of-a-kind shops. Wednesday Today we enjoy a short visit to the market town of Lewes, before continuing to Brighton. From iconic tourist attractions to beachfront cool, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to see and do. From the stunning heritage to Regency architecture and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something for everyone.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Langham Hotel **** The Langham Hotel is beautifully situated on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront with spectacular views across the bay and towards the pier. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include two bars, two lounges and restaurant with amazing sea views. The entire hotel is now none smoking. Lift to all bedrooms with stairs to some bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

ALL INCLUSIVE

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The Lake District, All Inclusive 5 day breakaway Cumbria Grand Hotel With breathtaking mountains and beautiful lakes, enjoy an All Inclusive break in the magnificent Lake District.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Grange over Sands. Don’t forget to collect your three complimentary drinks vouchers on arrival and enjoy your three course evening meal.

Visit to Lancaster Scenic tour of The Lake District Visit to Kendal Free time in Grange over Sands On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 February

5 Days

£249

Single room supplement: £60.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Tuesday Tuck into a hearty English breakfast, then enjoy a visit to Lancaster, where you can explore the castle and explore the cobbled streets. In the afternoon we return to the hotel for a tasty light lunch. The remainder of the afternoon will be free, before tonight’s evening meal. Three complimentary drinks vouchers are included. Wednesday After a delicious full English breakfast, we enjoy a tour of the Lake District, as we travel through some of the towns and villages. A packed lunch is included. Dinner and 3 complimentary drinks vouchers are included this evening.

Thursday After a full English breakfast, we visit Kendal where you can visit the castle, museums and shops before returning to the hotel for a delicious soup and sandwich lunch. Dinner and three complimentary drinks vouchers are included this evening. Friday A tasty farewell breakfast and we begin our journey home. Don’t forget to pick up your packed lunch.

Cumbria Grand Hotel *** Built in 1880, the Cumbria Grand Hotel is set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar, restaurant and games room with snooker table. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Harrogate, All Inclusive 5 day breakaway Cairn Hotel Discover the splendour of Yorkshire and visit some of the regions finest towns and villages, with all All Inclusive breakaway.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Skipton Free time in Harrogate Visit to York Visit to Richmond On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

20 February

5 Days

£249

Single room supplement: £60.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Monday We travel to Harrogate via the market town of Skipton. Don’t forget to collect your three complimentary drinks vouchers on arrival and enjoy your three course evening meal. Tuesday Tuck into a hearty English breakfast, then enjoy a free day to explore Harrogate at your own pace. In the afternoon, return to the hotel for a tasty light lunch. The remainder of the afternoon will be free, before tonight’s evening meal. Three complimentary drinks vouchers are included. Wednesday After a delicious full English breakfast, we enjoy a visit to York, where you can visit many interesting attractions including York Minster and the Railway Museum. A packed lunch is included. Dinner and three complimentary drinks vouchers are included this evening.

Thursday After a full English breakfast, we enjoy a visit to the market town of Richmond, home to an impressive castle keep and vast cobbled market place, before returning to the hotel for a delicious soup and sandwich lunch. Dinner and 3 complimentary drinks vouchers are included this evening. Friday A tasty farewell breakfast and we begin our journey home. Don’t forget to pick up your packed lunch.

Cairn Hotel *** Located a five minute walk from the centre of Harrogate, the Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a spa town. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant. Lift to all floors with steps to some bedrooms. Official rating AA 3 star.

99P BAR OFFERS

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Worthing Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Chatsworth Hotel Relax, re-connect and simply enjoy life at your own pace in Worthing, the classic British seaside town and enjoy a nightly 99p bar for one hour.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Worthing.

Visit to Chichester Visit to Brighton Free time in Worthing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 February

5 Days

£239

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment 99p bar offers Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Chichester. Brimming with arts and culture and steeped in two thousand years of history, the cathedral city of Chichester is intimate, traditional and cultural. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Brighton. With a sparkling mix of sea and city, Brighton is the perfect destination for a visit at any time of the year and is home to the Royal Pavilion, a former royal residence. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Chatsworth Hotel Set just off the promenade within the town centre, the Chatsworth Hotel is a Grade II Listed building, steeped in history with a gorgeous Georgian frontage. Family run for 4 generations. Fully refurbished ground floor including restaurant, reception, lounges and bar in 2015. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, lounge and games rooms. The entire hotel is now non-smoking, including all public areas and bedrooms. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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NIGHTLY HAPPY HOUR

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Tenby, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Clarence House Hotel Relax, unwind and enjoy a Winter Warmer break in the popular resort of Tenby, situated in the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Tenby.

Visit to St. David’s

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to St. David’s. Named after the patron saint of Wales, Saint David, St David’s is the smallest city in Britain with a population of just over 1,600.

Visit to Saundersfoot Free time in Tenby On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 March

5 Days

£239

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Saundersfoot. The small seaside resort of Saundersfoot, has a charm and character all of its own, with a pleasant harbour and shops to explore.

Clarence House Hotel ** The family run Clarence House hotel is superbly situated on the South Shore seafront with stunning views of Caldy and St Catherine’s Islands and is a 5 minute level walk to the town centre and adjacent to stairs leading down to the beach. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a sea view restaurant, bar, lounge and seafront terrace. All floors are accessed by a lift, level to all floors. Official rating AA 2 star.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

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Weymouth, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Berkeley Hotel Retreat to the Dorset Coast this winter and enjoy a relaxing 5-day break, based at the Berkeley Hotel in the popular resort of Weymouth.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Weymouth.

Visit to Swanage Visit to Dorchester Free time in Weymouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 March

5 Days

£189

Single room supplement: £15.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Swanage. Victorian Swanage captures the essence of a traditional British seaside destination and is surrounded by Purbeck’s natural beauty and wildlife. Swanage has an array of fantastic shops with some wonderful independent retailers. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Dorchester. The historic, county town of Dorset has much to offer its visitor, boasting a wide range of family attractions, independent retailers and delicious eateries. This thriving market town has famous connections with Thomas Hardy, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Roman Britain and makes for a fantastic day out.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Berkeley Hotel The Berkeley Hotel is an original Georgian listed building, in the historic town of Weymouth with stunning views of Weymouth Bay, across to Portland Harbour and the rugged Dorset cliffs. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge, bar with dance floor and restaurant. Lift to all floors with steps to the entrance of the hotel and some bedrooms.

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Gilsland Hall, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Gilsland Hall Hotel Discover a Cumbrian Gem with a Winter Warmer break at the popular Gilsland Hall Hotel, beautifully situated with views over Cumbria.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Monday We travel to Gilsland.

4 nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Tuesday Following breakfast we travel to the market town of Penrith, known as the ‘old red town’ because of its sandstone buildings. We continue to the market town of Keswick, situated a short distance from Lake Derwentwater.

Visit to Penrith & Keswick Visit to Carlisle Visit to Newcastle On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 March

5 Days

£259

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Carlisle. In Carlisle’s Historic Quarter, you will find a castle, cathedral and museums in a compact area, criss crossed with ancient thoroughfares.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Gilsland Hall Hotel The Gilsland Hall Hotel sits proudly in 140 acres of manicured gardens in an idyllic countryside location with views over Cumbria. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and ballroom. The Hotel has a lift to both the first and second floors. Lower Ground floor rooms are accessible by stairs only.

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting the cosmopolitan city of Newcastle. The city offers great shopping, museums and attractions including historic Newcastle Castle situated in the heart of the city.

FREE BAR

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Weston super Mare, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway New Ocean Hotel The wide sweep of Weston Bay has miles of clean sandy beach, traditional seaside attractions and the prefect destination for a Winter Warmer break.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Weston super Mare.

Visit to Cheddar

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Cheddar. Cheddar has been a destination for travellers for centuries, each wanting to view the magnificent limestone gorge.

Visit to Bath Free time in Weston super Mare On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 March

5 Days

£229

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Three night’s entertainment Free Bar 18:00 to 22:00 Door to Door is NOT included or available on to this departure. Door Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Bath. The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is home to some of the most impressive architectural sights in the world including the Royal Crescent. At the heart of Bath city centre, next to Bath’s imposing Abbey is the Roman Baths Museum, which gives a fascinating insight into the original bathing complex and the great Roman temple of Sulis Minerva.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

New Ocean Hotel The New Ocean Hotel is situated on the seafront opposite the famous Marine Lake and has panoramic views over Weston Bay and is a short walk to Weston’s town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Two lifts to all floors with steps to some bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Great Yarmouth, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Comfort Hotel Relax, unwind and enjoy a Winter Warmer break in the popular resort of Great Yarmouth, with its famous Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Great Yarmouth.

Visit to Norwich Visit to Cromer Free time in Great Yarmouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 March

5 Days

£229

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Norwich. Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain with fascinating museums, two cathedrals, a Norman castle, cobbled streets, halftimbered houses and over 30 medieval churches within the city walls. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Norfolk Broads, before continuing to Cromer, the gem of the North Norfolk Coast. Cromer is a bustling seaside resort, with its Victorian pier striding proudly out to sea. Don’t forget to try one of the famous Cromer crabs.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Comfort Hotel *** The Comfort Hotel is situated within a two minute walk from Great Yarmouth’s famous Golden Mile beach. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. NO LIFT, limited bedrooms on the ground floors. The restaurant is accessed by a flight of stairs or chair lift. Official rating AA 3 star.

Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Shropshire, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Telford Whitehouse Hotel Tucked away on the English and Welsh Borderlands, the county of Shropshire is the ideal destination for a Winter Warmer break.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We depart and travel to Stafford. Dominated by Stafford Castle, Stafford is steeped in history. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Telford and the Telford Whitehouse Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal and complimentary glass of wine.

Visit to Stafford Visit to Shrewsbury Visit to Much Wenlock Visit to Ludlow Visit to Lichfield On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 March

5 Days

£225

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we make the short journey to Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury is a historic town with over 660 listed buildings, Norman Abbey and medieval castle. Wednesday Today we visit the small market town of Much Wenlock, home to majestic remains of Winlock Priory. We continue to Ludlow and Ludlow Castle, once the home of Kings. Ludlow has a lively Wednesday market, speciality food shops and a large array of restaurants.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and visit Lichfield, home to the majestic Cathedral, set within the beautifully serene Cathedral Close. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Telford Whitehouse Hotel The Telford Whitehouse Hotel is ideally situated on the outskirts of Telford and a short drive from the medieval town of Shrewsbury. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors.

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Eastbourne Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Haddon Hall Hotel Enjoy an entertaining Winter Warmer break at the family run Haddon Hall Hotel, a popular choice with our customers.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Eastbourne.

Visit to Alfriston Visit to Brighton Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

20 March

5 Days

£219

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Alfriston. Located on the banks of the Cuckmere River, at the foot of the South Downs and now situated within the boundaries of the National Park, there is much to admire. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Brighton. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of the Pier, Brighton offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Porterage Two night’s entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Haddon Hall Hotel The Haddon Hall Hotel has been under the ownership of the Laughton family for over 25 years and is situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad tree line boulevard and opposite the band stand, within walking distance to the main shopping centre and theatres. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a ballroom, lounge, bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors.

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Caernarfon, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Celtic Royal Hotel Where the river Seiont enters the Menai Straits lies the ancient town of Caernarfon, the perfect destination for a Winter Warmer break.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Scenic tour of the Snowdonia National Park Visit to Llandudno Free time in Caernarfon On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

20 March

5 Days

£199

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage One night entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Monday We travel to Caernarfon. Tuesday Following breakfast, we include a scenic tour of the Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages all waiting to be explored. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Llandudno. Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts, and still retains much of its Victorian character and charm. The golden sandy beach at North Shore is set in the magnificent crescent shaped bay, flanked by Great Ormes Head and Little Orme, with Llandudno and its elegant promenade lying protected between the headlands.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Celtic Royal Hotel The stylish Celtic Royal Hotel is located in the famous town of Caernarfon, close to the World Heritage Site of historic Caernarfon Castle. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a choice of lounges, bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Bournemouth, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton The largest resort in Dorset, Bournemouth boasts seven miles of sandy beaches and is just a short drive from The New Forest, once a royal hunting ground.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Bournemouth.

Visit to Wimbourne Minster Scenic tour of The New Forest Free time in Bournemouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

20 March

5 Days

£239

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Wimborne Minster. Wimborne’s unique shopping is enhanced by its wonderful setting on the picturesque River Allen and the beautiful twin towers of the Minster Church of St Cuthburga provides an elegant backdrop to the town’s historic architecture. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of The New Forest. Step back in time and discover the charm and natural beauty of this unique destination. The New Forest was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton **** The Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton mixes a fabulous history and splendid architecture with a dramatic cliff top seafront location and is a ten minute walk from the town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, restaurant and sea view lounge. Leisure facilities include a private gardens, terrace, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna and spa pool. Lift to some bedrooms with steps to others. Official rating AA 4 star.

HALF PRICE BAR OFFERS

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The Great British Remember When? 5 day breakaway Mill Rythe Holiday Village Celebrate the golden age of entertainment with The Glorious Mill Rythe Music Hall. Featuring wonderful music from a bygone age and a delicious gala dinner. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Hayling Island.

Visit to Chichester Visit to Portsmouth Free time on Hayling Island On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 March

5 Days

£189

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Chichester. Brimming with arts and culture and steeped in two thousand years of history, the cathedral city of Chichester is intimate, traditional and cultural. Wednesday Enjoy a day visiting Portsmouth. Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city with a proud maritime heritage and bursting with attractions including the new Mary Rose Museum. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mill Rythe Holiday Village Nestled away on the western side of Chichester Harbour on Hayling Island the intimate Mill Rythe Holiday Village offers something for everyone. All Standard comfortable rooms include en-suite shower or bath, television and tea/coffee making facilities. The village enjoys an array of facilities including a heated indoor pool with sauna, tennis court, beauty salon and gift shop. On every break you will enjoy glittering entertainment from the Mill Rythe Show Cast, the resident five piece band, top visiting cabaret artistes and theatrical stage shows.

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Seacroft Holiday Village 5 day breakaway Seacroft Holiday Village Enjoy a Winter Warmer break at Seacroft Holiday Village, an adult’s only village, situated on the Norfolk Coast, a short walk from the beach.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Seacroft Holiday Village.

Visit to Great Yarmouth Visit to Cromer Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 March

5 Days

£239

Single room supplement: £20.00

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Great Yarmouth. Great Yarmouth is a famous holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, arcades, rides and attractions stretching along the fabled Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Cromer, the gem of the North Norfolk Coast. Cromer is a bustling seaside resort, with Victorian pier striding proudly out to sea. Don’t forget to try one of the famous Cromer crabs.

Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment Daytime activities Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Seacroft Holiday Village Seacroft Holiday Village is an adult’s only village situated on the Norfolk coast in the traditional seaside resort of Hemsby and is a leisurely ten minute walk from the beach. All Premier Chalets are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and newly refurbished Show Bar where you can enjoy the nightly entertainment. Leisure facilities include tennis courts, snooker, indoor bowls, mini tenpin bowling and a putting green. All Premier Chalets are situated around the village and are on the ground floor.

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Llandudno, Winter Warmer 5 day breakaway Queens Hotel Enjoy a nostalgic break through the decades in Llandudno, the largest and most popular seaside resort in Wales.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Llandudno and enjoy tea and Mr Churchill’s Favourite Cake. Tonight we celebrate the 1940’s with a blackout dinner by candlelight – no rations tonight, followed by entertainment.

Visit to the Isle of Anglesey Visit to Chester Free time in Llandudno On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 March

5 Days

£249

Single room supplement: £15.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to the Isle of Anglesey. We visit the popular village of Llanfair PG and the town of Beaumaris. We return to the hotel for tea and Fanny Craddock’s cake. Tonight we celebrate the 1950’s/1960’s with dinner and entertainment. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Chester. Chester is a classic, contemporary city, bursting with must see treasures. We return to the hotel for tea and Rock cakes. Tonight we celebrate the 1960’s/1970’s with dinner and entertainment.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. We return to the hotel for tea. Tonight we celebrate all the decades with dinner and entertainment. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Queens Hotel Centrally situated on Llandudno’s Victorian Promenade just two minutes from the main shopping street, the family run Queens Hotel affords splendid views of the Bay, Great Orme and restored Pier. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include two restaurants, three bars and two ballrooms. Lift to all floors with steps to some bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Great Yarmouth & Holkham Hall 5 day breakaway Comfort Hotel Great Yarmouth is a famous holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do stretching along the Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Great Yarmouth.

Visit to Norwich Free time in Great Yarmouth Entrance to Holkham Hall On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

26 June

5 Days

£285

11 September

5 Days

£279

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Norwich. Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain with fascinating museums, two cathedrals, a Norman castle, cobbled streets, halftimbered houses and over 30 medieval churches within the city walls. Wednesday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. For the very best seaside chic, ice-cream cones, amusement arcades, donkey rides, entertainment, beautiful sandy beaches, Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile is the place to go.

Two night’s entertainment

Thursday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Norfolk Broads, making a short break in the pretty village of Wroxham, the ‘capital of the Broads’. We also visit Holkham Hall, one of England’s great agricultural estates, set in 25000 acres on the North Norfolk Coast. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Comfort Hotel *** The Comfort Hotel is situated within a two minute walk from Great Yarmouth’s famous Golden Mile beach. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. NO LIFT, limited bedrooms on the ground floors. The restaurant is accessed by a flight of stairs or chair lift. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Norfolk Steam & Dad’s Army 5 day breakaway Mercure Norwich Step back in time and enjoy scenic journeys on historic steam trains, through the Norfolk countryside and entrance to the Dad’s Army Collection.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Included journey on the Bure Valley Railway Included journey on the North Norfolk Railway Entrance to Bressingham Museum & Gardens Visit to Norwich Included journey on Mississippi Steam Boat On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 August

5 Days

£349

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Monday We travel to Norwich. Tuesday Enjoy a day travelling by steam, as we board the Bure Valley Railway and travel through the beautiful Bure Valley countryside, from Wroxham to Aylsham. From here we continue to Holt, and board the nostalgic Poppy Line, North Norfolk Railway, for a scenic journey through the delightful North Norfolk countryside to Sheringham. Wednesday Today we visit Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens. Here you will discover a number of narrow gauge railways around the grounds, tranquil gardens and the official home of the Dad’s Army Appreciation Society’s collection, including a part recreation of Walmington on Sea.

Thursday After a morning exploring the city of Norwich, with its cobbled streets and beautiful Cathedral, we travel to Horning, a waterside village. Here we board our replica Mississippi Steam Boat for a wonderful cruise on the famous Norfolk Broads. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mercure Norwich The Mercure Hotel is situated on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Norwich. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are on the ground and first floors. NO LIFT. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Suffolk’s Tranquil Villages & Coast 5 day breakaway Holiday Inn Colchester Some of England’s most famous painters were inspired by Suffolk and it is easy to see why, with its unspoilt and picturesque villages and coast.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Colchester.

Visit to Bury St. Edmunds

Tuesday Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Bury St. Edmunds. Among the chic shops and historic cathedral, you’ll find Britain’s smallest pub and a famous brewery. We return via the Lavenham, England’s best preserved medieval village.

Visit to Lavenham Guided tour of Constable Country Visit to Aldeburgh Scenic cruise on the River Deben On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 May

5 Days

£285

14 August

5 Days

£285

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

Wednesday Today we enjoy a guided tour of Constable Country. Set within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this rural landscape was where the painter John Constable was born, and where he painted his most celebrated works. Our guided tour will follow in the footsteps of John Constable as we pass through the village of East Bergholt, Flatford and the attractive village of Dedham.

Thursday After a morning exploring the world renowned seaside town of Aldeburgh we travel to Waldringfield for an included cruise on the River Deben, one of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the East Coast. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Holiday Inn Colchester The Holiday Inn Colchester is located in a quiet village setting 3 miles from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities at the Spirit Health Club include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Southend on Sea & Maritime Greenwich 5 day breakaway Park Inn by Radisson Palace Bright, vibrant and exciting, Southendon-Sea offers a glorious 7 mile stretch of coastline and the world’s longest leisure pier at 1.33 miles.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Southend-on-Sea.

Visit to Greenwich Entrance to National Maritime Museum Scenic tour of Essex Free time in Southend-on-Sea On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 May

5 Days

£289

25 September

5 Days

£289

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we travel to Greenwich and the famous National Maritime Museum (free entrance). Here you can experience the world’s largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea. Greenwich is also home to the Cutty Sark, the most famous tea clipper in the world, housed in a fabulously glassed-off dry dock. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the rural villages and historic towns of Essex. We travel via Chelmsford and Coggleshall, famous for its lace making, Layer Marney with its Tudor tower and Tiptree, famous for its jams and cream tea. We return via Maldon, famous for its production of sea salt.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Park Inn by Radisson Palace This striking hotel is located in the heart of the seaside resort town of Southend-on-Sea, opposite Adventure Island, the world’s longest leisure pier and Royals Shopping Centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre and Grosvenor Casino (ID required). Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Kings, Queens & the Garden of England 5 day breakaway Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel Discover the captivating essence of Kent and the Garden of England and the homes once owned by a remarkable number of Kings and Queens.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Brand’s Hatch.

Entrance to Leeds Castle

Tuesday Enjoy a day at visiting Leeds Castle, one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. The castle has been the private property of six of England’s medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII for his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Entrance to Hever Castle Entrance to Penshurst Place Entrance to Ightham Mote On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 May

5 Days

£329

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Hever Castle. Experience 700 years of history at the double-moated 13th century castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII. Thursday We spend the morning exploring Penshurst Place. The House, once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and given to Sir William Sidney in 1552 and has changed little over the centuries. We continue to Ightham Mote

ADDED VALUE Porterage

an outstanding 14th century moated manor house. Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel The Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel is situated in the heart of the Garden of England, and overlooks the world famous Brands Hatch motorsport race circuit. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities a restaurant and two bars. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. NO LIFT. Limited bedrooms on the ground floor.

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Charms of Coastal Kent 5 day breakaway Smiths Court Hotel Whether you’re after traditional seaside entertainment or somewhere to relax and watch the world go by, Kent’s varied coastline has just the beach or resort.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Cliftonville.

Visit to Broadstairs & Ramsgate Visit to Whitstable & Herne Bay Visit to Canterbury On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 April

5 Days

£269

17 July

5 Days

£289

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include a visit to Broadstairs and Ramsgate. With the only Royal harbour in the country, Ramsgate is a delight to visit. Whilst, Broadstairs is a resort full of charm, offering a cliff top promenade. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Herne Bay and Whitstable. For those in search of traditional seaside magic, you will find it in Herne Bay with two miles of seafront. Famous for its oysters, Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable’s modern appeal.

Thursday Today we head inland and enjoy a visit to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Steeped in history, the city offers a perfect blend of old and new within its enchanting cobbled streets. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Smith’s Court Hotel The Smith’s Court Hotel is situated on the clifftop of Cliftonville and is an independent family run hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite with bath or shower, television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant with views of the sea. Lift to all floors with steps to the entrance of the hotel and some bedrooms. Ramp access at the rear of the hotel.

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Sandown & the Isle of Wight 5 day breakaway Trouville Hotel With chalky white towering stacks stretching out into the English Channel, secluded sandy beaches with clear water the Isle of Wight is postcard perfect.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to the Isle of Wight.

Free time in Sandown Scenic tour of the Island Journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 May

5 Days

£329

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

Tuesday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Sandown sits on the South East Coast of the Isle of Wight, sheltered in a beautiful bay, and is famed for its long stretched of golden sandy beach and the traditional British seafront and pier. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the island. Situated just off England’s South coast the Isle of Wight measures 23 miles by 13 miles and is littered with picturesque villages, bustling towns, historic delights and natural delights.

Three nights entertainment

Thursday Following breakfast, we include a journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day, as the railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Trouville Hotel Situated centrally on Sandown’s seafront, the Trouville Hotel enjoys panoramic views over the sweep of Sandown and Shanklin Bay. All double and twin rooms enjoy a sea view, single rooms are non-sea view. All rooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar and ballroom. Lift to all floors. Free WIFI available in hotel lounges.

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A Wight Royal Break 7 day breakaway Trouville Hotel Sheltered in a beautiful bay, Sandown is famed for its golden sand beach, traditional seafront and the amusement filled Sandown Pier.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Six nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Saturday We travel to the Isle of Wight.

Free time in Sandown Entrance to Osborne House Scenic tour of the Island Journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway Return ferry crossing

Monday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Osborne House. No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to the royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived.

On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 August

7 Days

£499

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £24.50 ADDED VALUE Porterage Five nights entertainment

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Sunday Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Sandown further, relax on the beach, stroll along the pier or visit the zoo.

Departure code: A

Tuesday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the island. Situated just off England’s South coast the Isle of Wight measures 23 miles by 13 miles and is littered with picturesque villages, bustling towns, historic delights and natural delights.

Thursday Following breakfast, we include a journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day, as the railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Trouville Hotel Situated centrally on Sandown’s seafront, the Trouville Hotel enjoys panoramic views over the sweep of Sandown and Shanklin Bay. All double and twin rooms enjoy a sea view, single rooms are non-sea view. All rooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar and ballroom. Lift to all floors. Free WIFI available in hotel lounges.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Eastbourne & Brighton 5 day breakaway Haddon Hall Hotel The elegant resort of Eastbourne boasts five miles of unspoilt beaches and is located at the gateway to the South Downs National Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Tuesday We travel to Eastbourne.

Visit to Beachy Head Visit to Lewes Visit to Brighton Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 June

5 Days

£319

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

Wednesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain at 530 feet, before continuing to Lewes. A proudly independent market town, Lewes is tucked in the heart of the South Downs and is home to Anne of Cleves House, the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. Thursday Today we enjoy a visit to Brighton. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of the Pier, Brighton offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Two night’s entertainment

Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Haddon Hall Hotel The Haddon Hall Hotel has been under the ownership of the Laughton family for over 25 years and is situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad tree line boulevard and opposite the band stand, within walking distance to the main shopping centre and theatres. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a ballroom, lounge, bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors.

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Eastbourne & the Sussex Coast 6 day breakaway Haddon Hall Hotel Perched midway between Hastings and Brighton, Eastbourne is ideal for exploring all that Sussex has to offer including medieval towns.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Five nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Eastbourne.

Visit to Rye Visit to Hastings Visit to Brighton Visit to Lewes Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

11 September

6 Days

£345

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £22.00 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Three night’s entertainment

64

Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Rye and Hastings. Medieval Rye, is home to quaint cobbled streets, half-timbered buildings and smugglers inns. The cosmopolitan town of Hastings is home to the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror and a preserved Old Town. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Brighton. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums, to the seaside fun of the Pier, Brighton offers something for everyone to enjoy. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Friday Today we enjoy a visit to Lewes. At the heart of rural Sussex lies the beautiful county town of Lewes. Its medieval streets and old English churches allow visitors a glimpse into the true essence of bygone Lewes. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Haddon Hall Hotel The Haddon Hall Hotel has been under the ownership of the Laughton family for over 25 years and is situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad tree line boulevard and opposite the band stand, within walking distance to the main shopping centre and theatres. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a ballroom, lounge, bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors.

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TOUR ENGLAND, ISLE OF MAN & THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Eastbourne & 1066 Country 5 day breakaway Langham Hotel From the Victorian pier and three tier promenade, to a world-class marina, Eastbourne is both a classic and modern English seaside town.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Eastbourne.

Visit to Bexhill-on-Sea Visit to Brighton Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 May

5 Days

£295

14 August

5 Days

£299

16 October

5 Days

£275

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Bexhill-on-Sea. Nestling between the bustling resorts of Eastbourne and Hastings, the British seaside resort of Bexhill is set in magnificent countryside. There are a wealth of castles, historic attractions and places of interest in and around Bexhill and 1066 Country. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Brighton. From iconic tourist attractions to beachfront cool, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion and Regency architecture to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something for everyone.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Langham Hotel **** The Langham Hotel is beautifully situated on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront with spectacular views across the bay and towards the pier. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include two bars, two lounges and restaurant with amazing sea views. The entire hotel is now none smoking. Lift to all bedrooms with stairs to some bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Majestic Eastbourne 7 day breakaway Langham Hotel The elegant resort of Eastbourne boasts five miles of unspoilt beaches and is located at the gateway to the South Downs National Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Six nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Sunday We travel to Eastbourne.

Visit to Bexhill on Sea

Monday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Bexhill-on-Sea. The elegant resort is located in the midst of 1066 country with the tranquil Old Town set above the town.

Visit to Brighton Visit to Beachy Head Visit to Lewes Free time in Eastbourne On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 July

7 Days

£429

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £24.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Four night’s entertainment

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Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to Brighton. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion and Regency architecture to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, Brighton offers something for everyone to enjoy. Wednesday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Thursday Today we enjoy a visit to Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain at 530 feet, before continuing to Lewes.

A proudly independent market town, Lewes is tucked in the heart of the South Downs and is home to Anne of Cleves House, the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. Friday We enjoy a day at leisure. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Langham Hotel **** The Langham Hotel is beautifully situated on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront with spectacular views across the bay and towards the pier. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include two bars, two lounges and restaurant with amazing sea views. The entire hotel is now none smoking. Lift to all bedrooms with stairs to some bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Brighton – City by Sea 5 day breakaway Old Ship Brighton Hotel From stunning heritage to the seaside fun of the Pier to the world’s tallest moving observation tower, Brighton has lots to enjoy.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Brighton.

Visit to Arundel Visit to Eastbourne Free time in Brighton On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

5 June

5 Days

£319

18 September

5 Days

£319

Single room supplement: £100.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to quaint Arundel. Historic Arundel is a small hilltop town with a skyline dominated by the Norman Castle and Gothic Cathedral and has a rich mixture of antique shops. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Eastbourne. Nestling at the foot of the South Downs, Eastbourne is a traditional seaside resort, boasting five miles of unspoilt beaches, palm tree lined promenades, blue flag clean sea and pleasant shopping along delightful tree lined precincts.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Old Ship Brighton Hotel **** The Old Ship Brighton Hotel is the oldest hotel in Brighton and enjoys a stunning seafront location just a short walk from the beach, pier and the city’s famous Lanes shopping area. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Porterage

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Southsea & Maritime Portsmouth 5 day breakaway Best Western Royal Beach Hotel Stroll along Southsea seafront, visit the maritime city of Portsmouth and 6 historic attractions and enjoy a relaxing harbour cruise.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Southsea.

Visit to Chichester Entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Free time in Southsea On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

3 July

5 Days

£369

9 October

5 Days

£369

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

66

Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Chichester. Brimming with arts and culture and steeped in two thousand years of history, the cathedral city of Chichester is situated between two ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – the gorgeous rolling hills of the South Downs and the seclusion and tranquillity of Chichester harbour. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to some of the most famous naval ships in the world. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers a truly remarkable day out and we include entrance to 6 museums including entrance to the Mary Rose Museum and a 45-minute harbour cruise.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Best Western Royal Beach Hotel *** The Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, has stood proud on the Southsea seafront since 1866 and combines period elegance with modern comfort and is situated adjacent to the beach with superb views across the Solent. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant with panoramic views over the Solent. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Mill Rythe Holiday Village 5 day breakaway Mill Rythe Holiday Village With beautiful beaches, stunning coastal walks and world famous local attractions, Mill Rythe Holiday Village is the perfect destination to enjoy a fun filled break. It’s at night when Mill Rythe really comes alive, with an incredible entertainment team that stage the most amazing shows and a resident live band that have a repertoire from strict tempo to rock and pop. You will be delighted by them all. And when the day is done, you can get back to your comfortable room and drift off to sleep, dreaming of all the things you have done.

Monday We travel to Hayling Island.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Chichester. Brimming with arts and culture and steeped in two thousand years of history, the cathedral city of Chichester is intimate, traditional and cultural.

Visit to Chichester Visit to Portsmouth Free time on Hayling Island On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 March *

5 Days

£189

28 August

5 Days

£249

27 November

5 Days

£265

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A * Door to Door is NOT included or available on this departure.

2017 Themed Breaks 27th March 2017 – The Great British Remember When (Half Price Bar Offers) Celebrate the golden age of entertainment with The Glorious Mill Rythe Music Hall. Featuring wonderful music from a bygone age and a delicious gala dinner, this is an evening of delightful entertainment. 28th August 2017 – The Best of Movies & Musicals Showcasing the very best of Broadway and the West End, with a sprinkling of fantastic music from the silver screen thrown in. Featuring our fabulous production of ‘A Night at the Theatre’ and an excellent visiting cabaret. 27th November 2017 – Turkey & Tinsel Festive Spectacular (Full Board Package) With the fabulous Christmas Spectacular show as the centre-piece of this festive break, you can’t fail to get into the seasonal spirit. Christmas comes early at Mill Rythe, so let’s get ready to enjoy it!

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Wednesday Enjoy a day visiting Portsmouth. Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city with a proud maritime heritage and bursting with attractions including the new Mary Rose Museum. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mill Rythe Holiday Village Nestled away on the western side of Chichester Harbour on Hayling Island the intimate Mill Rythe Holiday Village offers something for everyone. Accommodation: All Standard comfortable rooms include en-suite shower or bath, television and tea/ coffee making facilities. There is a choice of single, twin and double rooms, plus a number of four and five berth bedrooms that are ideal for sharing. Why not upgrade to a Standard Plus, Ambassador or Ambassador Plus. Facilities: Mill Rythe Holiday Village enjoys an array of facilities including easy disabled access, large outdoor swimming pool with fun slide (August only) heated indoor pool with sauna, tennis court, pétanque court, abseiling tower, crazy golf, fishing lake, beauty salon, gift shop and launderette. Entertainment: On every break you will enjoy glittering entertainment from the Mill Rythe Show Cast, the resident five piece band, top visiting cabaret artistes and theatrical stage shows. They are proud to deliver fabulous entertainment on all breaks, provided by some of the very best talent in the UK. The ballroom is fully air-conditioned, and everyone is able to enjoy great views of the stage. All of the entertainment is enjoyed in the ballroom that is under the same roof as the restaurant, so it’s only a short walk away! Before the glitz and glam starts there is a game of bingo or quiz alternative and then when the lights dim and the curtains go up expect a wonderful entertainment filled evening. There will be lots of dancing throughout followed by a top visiting cabaret or a fabulous show from the Mill Rythe Show Cast.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Bournemouth & Dorset’s Dreamy Isles 6 day breakaway Mayfair Hotel Sand, sea and one of the sunniest spots in England, Bournemouth and Dorset’s Dreamy Isles are home to all things nautical with an outstanding coastline.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Five nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Sunday We travel to Bournemouth.

Free time in Bournemouth

Monday Today we enjoy a day at leisure.

Visit to Poole with included cruise Scenic tour of The New Forest Visit to Weymouth Visit to the Isle of Portland On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

11 June

6 Days

£325

13 August

6 Days

£335

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £22.00

Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Poole with an included cruise through Europe’s largest natural Harbour. The cruise will take you around the islands and past the beautiful beaches and bays of this magnificent Harbour, cruising close to Brownsea Island and its castle and viewing the famous houses at Sandbanks. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of The New Forest. Step back in time and discover the charm and natural beauty of this unique destination. The New Forest became a National Park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror. It covers an area of 566 square kilometres.

Thursday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Weymouth. Later this afternoon we continue to the Isle of Portland, a tied island connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mayfair Hotel *** The Mayfair Hotel is located in tree lined Bath Road on the exclusive East Cliff, within easy walking distance of the sea front and town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a courtyard garden, lounge, bar and restaurant. Lift to most floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

TOUR

Autumn Colours of the New Forest 5 day breakaway Mayfair Hotel Enjoy an autumnal break in Bournemouth and witness the changing colours of The New Forest, once a Royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Bournemouth.

Visit to Salisbury

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Salisbury. Superbly situated in southern England’s rural heartland, Salisbury stands serenely amid a landscape that is quintessentially English.

Scenic tour of The New Forest Free time in Bournemouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

16 October

5 Days

£249

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

68

Tel: 01302 330 330

Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of The New Forest. Step back in time and discover the charm and natural beauty of this unique destination. The New Forest became a National Park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror. It covers an area of 566 square kilometres and is made up of unspoilt woodland, heathland and river valleys.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mayfair Hotel *** The Mayfair Hotel is located in tree lined Bath Road on the exclusive East Cliff, within easy walking distance of the sea front and town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a courtyard garden, lounge, bar and restaurant. Lift to most floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

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TOUR ENGLAND, ISLE OF MAN & THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Bournemouth, Whist 5 day breakaway Mayfair Hotel Enjoy your favourite past time in good company with an expert host, who will be readily available throughout your stay.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Resident Whist Host Whist included every evening & afternoon Welcome drink, afternoon tea/biscuits Visit to Christchurch & Poole On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

6 November

5 Days

£299

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Monday We travel to Bournemouth. On arrival in Bournemouth you will have time at leisure, before meeting your Whist Hosts. Later this evening we will enjoy dinner followed by our first session of whist. Tuesday Enjoy a morning visit to Poole, renowned for its beautiful beaches. We return to the Mayfair Hotel later this afternoon for our afternoon session of Whist. Later this evening we will enjoy dinner followed by further whist. Wednesday Enjoy a morning visit to Poole, renowned for its beautiful beaches. We return to the Mayfair Hotel later this afternoon for our afternoon session of Whist. Later this evening we will enjoy dinner followed by further whist.

Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

Thursday Enjoy a morning at leisure in Bournemouth. Don’t forget to return to the Mayfair Hotel later this afternoon for our afternoon session of Whist. Later this evening we will enjoy dinner followed by further whist. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mayfair Hotel *** The Mayfair Hotel is located in tree lined Bath Road on the exclusive East Cliff, within easy walking distance of the sea front and town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a courtyard garden, lounge, bar and restaurant. Lift to most floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Bournemouth & the Isle of Wight 5 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton The largest resort in Dorset, Bournemouth boasts seven miles of sandy beaches and is just a short ferry ride from the Isle of Wight.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Bournemouth.

Visit to Poole

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Poole. Known for its large natural harbour, Poole is a bustling resort in the east of Dorset.

Scenic tour of the Isle of Wight Free time in Bournemouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 May

5 Days

£329

4 September

5 Days

£315

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

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Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Isle of Wight. Step back in time and discover the charm and natural beauty of this unique destination. The New Forest became a National Park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror. It covers an area of 566 square kilometres and is made up of unspoilt woodland, heathland and river valleys. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton **** The Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton mixes a fabulous history and splendid architecture with a dramatic cliff top seafront location and is a ten minute walk from the town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, restaurant and sea view lounge. Leisure facilities include a private gardens, terrace, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna and spa pool. Lift to some bedrooms with steps to others. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Weymouth, Steam & Cruise 5 day breakaway Berkeley Hotel With its fantastic backdrop of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Weymouth has a rich heritage with historical buildings and Georgian seafront.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Weymouth.

Visit to Poole with included cruise Visit to Swanage Included journey on the Swanage Railway Free time in Weymouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 May

5 Days

£289

11 September

5 Days

£289

Single room supplement: £15.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Poole with an included cruise. Our cruise will depart Europe’s largest natural harbour and travel along the beautiful coastline. Breathe in the fresh air, delight in the views of cliffs, rock strata and the geological fault line while we sail along the Jurassic Coast. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Swanage. The Victorian town captures the true essence of a traditional British seaside holiday and is the starting point for our return journey on the Swanage Railway. Our scenic rail journey will travel to Corfe Castle, one of Britain’s most iconic castles.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Berkeley Hotel The Berkeley Hotel is an original Georgian listed building, in the historic town of Weymouth with stunning views of Weymouth Bay, across to Portland Harbour and the rugged Dorset cliffs. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge, bar with dance floor and restaurant. Lift to all floors with steps to the entrance of the hotel and some bedrooms.

TOUR

Weymouth & the Jurassic Coast 8 day breakaway Berkeley Hotel The classic seaside resort of Weymouth, has a pleasant harbour and fine Georgian seafront connected by over 3 miles of promenade and golden beach.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Bournemouth

Sunday Today we enjoy a day at leisure.

Visit to Wareham & Swanage Visit to Dorchester & Bridport

Monday Today we enjoy a visit to Bournemouth. The largest resort in Dorset, Bournemouth is renowned for its seven miles of golden beaches and award-winning parks and gardens.

Visit to Sherborne Free time in Weymouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 July

8 Days

£459

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £25.00 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Four night’s entertainment

70

Saturday We travel to Weymouth.

Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Wareham and Swanage. Wareham is a curious and fascinating town, whilst Victorian Swanage captures the true essence of a traditional British seaside holiday. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Dorchester and Bridport. The thriving market town of Dorchester has famous connections with Thomas Hardy. The historic market town of Bridport is a vibrant and colourful town.

Thursday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Sherborne. With its abundance of ancient and beautiful buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools and two Castles, Sherborne makes for a captivating visit. Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Berkeley Hotel See the 5-day tour for further information.

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Regency Sidmouth 5 day breakaway Kingswood & Devoran Hotel Sidmouth lies on the world heritage coast, nestling between majestic sandstone cliffs, which form part of the Jurassic coastline.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Sidmouth.

Visit to Exmouth

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Exmouth. A popular destination and the oldest seaside town in Devon, Exmouth represents the British seaside at its best.

Visit to Weymouth Free time in Sidmouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 July

5 Days

£379

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

Wednesday Today we enjoy an excursion to Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast. The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England’s first natural World Heritage Site, known as the Jurassic Coast and covers 95 miles of coastline. With its fantastic backdrop of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Weymouth has a rich heritage with historical buildings and Georgian seafront.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Kingswood & Devoran Hotel The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel is an elegant, relaxing retreat at the centre of Sidmouth’s delightful regency Esplanade. All bedrooms are all en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. The flower filled patio, restaurant and bar overlook the sea with stunning views of the World Heritage Coast. Lift to most bedrooms.

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Picturesque Paignton 5 day breakaway Queens Hotel Paignton occupies the central part of Torbay, putting the towns Esplanade, pier, harbour and miles of sandy beach within easy reach.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Paignton.

Visit to Dawlish Visit to Teignmouth Included train journey & cruise Free time in Paignton On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 May

5 Days

£315

18 September

5 Days

£339

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Dawlish and Teignmouth. The picturesque Victorian town of Dawlish is home to the famous black swans. Teignmouth is an historic port at the mouth of the Teign estuary. It has all the attractions of a seaside town, including a Victorian pier, a shopping area and interesting old back streets. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic journey on the South Devon Railway. The line passes through some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside, hugging the river Dart along almost all of its length. We continue by coach to Exmouth were we board our cruise for a scenic journey along calm and sheltered waters of the beautiful River Exe.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Queens Hotel The Queens Hotel is centrally located, just 200 yards level walk from Paignton town centre and picturesque seafront. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a games room, restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool. Lift to all floors with steps to some bedrooms. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Tempting Torquay 5 day breakaway Imperial Hotel Overlooking the bay, the magnificent Imperial Hotel offers stunning views across the Torbay coastline and adds a touch of luxury to the English Riviera.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Brixham, Darmouth & Paignton Visit to Plymouth Free time in Torquay On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 April

5 Days

£329

2 October

5 Days

£329

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE

Monday We travel to Torquay. Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy a tour along the famous Devon coast. The first stop is Brixham – an old and picturesque port. Then it is on to Dartmouth, another beautiful and well preserved old port. We return to Torquay via the resort of Paignton one of the jewels in the English Riviera’s crown. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Plymouth. With a rich maritime history and a city steeped in history, Plymouth has many stories to tell. It is also home to one of the largest active Dockyards in the country.

Tea/coffee on arrival

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Torquay Imperial Hotel **** The Imperial Hotel Torquay overlooks Torbay with breathtaking views of the English Riviera. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant with views over the bay. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor and indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Porterage

TOUR

Babbacombe, Steam & Cruise 5 day breakaway Anchorage Hotel Explore the popular English Riviera, whilst enjoying a scenic journey on-board a nostalgic steam train and cruise.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Babbacombe.

Visit to Brixham

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Brixham. Nestling at the southern most end of Torbay, Brixham has one of Britain’s most beautiful harbours.

Included train journey & cruise Free time in Babbacombe On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

3 April

5 Days

£249

1 May

5 Days

£259

5 June

5 Days

£269

2 October

5 Days

£249

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage

Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic journey on the Steam Railway, one of the finest in the country, as we travel along coast and overlooking the River Dart from Paignton to Kingswear, before catching the ferry from Kingswear to Dartmouth. There will be time to explore the old town, before boarding the cruise up the beautiful Dart River.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Anchorage Hotel *** Situated in the peaceful Cary Park, the Anchorage Hotel is a non-smoking hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include two lounges, bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and secluded gardens. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors on one side of the hotel. Official rating AA 3 star.

Three night’s entertainment

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Tel: 01302 330 330

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Torquay & the English Riviera 5 day breakaway Derwent Hotel Torquay is full of surprises with its magnificent horseshoe-shaped bay, swaying palm trees, elegant Victorian villas, pretty marina, sweeping sandy beach and its fascinating Agatha Christie connections. Torquay Leisure Resort comprises of four different hotel on the same site, close to the sea in the English Riviera. The resort provides the best indoor and outdoor leisure facilities in Torquay, which means you’ll never be short of something to do. With acres of options from swimming pools to pure pampering they can offer every guest the freedom to choose from a wide range of activities to create the perfect holiday. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Brixham Visit to Plymouth Free time in Torquay On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 May

5 Days

£279

17 July

5 Days

£289

11 September

5 Days

£295

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Daily activities Nightly entertainment

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Monday We travel to Torquay. Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Brixham. Nestling at the southern most end of Torbay, Brixham has one of Britain’s most beautiful harbours. Life in the busy fishing town of Brixham has always centred on the harbour, where yachts and heritage trawlers jostle for space with day boats heading out to sea for the day’s catch. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Plymouth. With a rich maritime history and a city steeped in history, Plymouth has many stories to tell. It is also home to one of the largest active Dockyards in the country. Wander the Barbican’s quaint cobbled quayside following in the Pilgrim Father’s footsteps or visit the National Marine Aquarium with its deepwater fish tanks. Sample Plymouth’s finest export at the Blackfriars Gin Distillery or take a boat trip around the Sound from Mayflower Steps. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

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Derwent Hotel Lively and informal, the Derwent is the largest hotel in the resort. It is also the hub of much of the leisure and entertainment activities, which take place in the Starlight Lounge – so there’s never a dull moment. In the bright and contemporary restaurant you can enjoy buffet style breakfasts, including full English or continental choices and table d’hôte evening meals with a salad bar and a hot choice buffet. The hotel has 175 bedrooms located over 4 floors, with lift access to most bedrooms. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facilities: Torquay Leisure Resort provides the best indoor and outdoor leisure facilities in Torquay, which means you’ll never be short of something to do. With acres of options from swimming pools to pure pampering in the Aztec Spa, they can offer every guest the freedom to choose from a wide range of activities to create the perfect holiday. And if all the activity gets too much, you can relax and enjoy the comfortable lounges and sunny outdoor terraces.

Entertainment: TLH Leisure resort offers an unrivalled choice of year round leisure and entertainment with something to suit all tastes. With a full and varied programme of daytime activities and night time entertainment all produced by both guest cabaret artists and the resident entertainment team, you will never be short of something to do. There’s dancing every night of the year. Following the evening bingo session, music is available, usually in the Starlight Lounge.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Newquay & the Cornish Coast 5 day breakaway Priory Lodge Hotel The most popular resort in Cornwall, Newquay dominates a magnificent stretch of coastline made up of smugglers coves and sandy beaches.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Padstow, Tintagel and Boscastle Visit to Falmouth Free time in Newquay On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 April

5 Days

£239

16 October

5 Days

£239

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

Monday We travel to Newquay. Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Padstow, Tintagel and Boscastle. Nestling on the beautiful Camel Estuary, Padstow with its colourful working harbour is surrounded by pastel washed medieval houses. We continue to Tintagel, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. On our return journey we visit Boscastle, a village set in a conservation area amongst some of the most beautiful countryside within the British Isles. Wednesday Today we enjoy an excursion to Falmouth. Falmouth has flourished as a port for over 400 years and today is a bustling town with many attractions including the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle.

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Priory Lodge Hotel ** This 28 bedroom hotel is a little gem, ran by the same family for 35 years. It’s situated in its own grounds, overlooking the town and harbour and has a lovely seasonal outdoor pool with plenty of space to relax. All bedrooms are en-suite with the exception of 2 single rooms and include a television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional features include an open plan restaurant, bar and Lounge. NO LIFT, one ground floor bedroom. Official rating AA 2 star.

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The Eden Project & Lanhydrock Gardens 5 day breakaway Priory Lodge Hotel Take a trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest at The Eden Project, & discover 1000 acres of wooded parkland and gardens at historic Lanhydrock.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Lanhydrock House & Gardens Entrance to the Eden Project Free time in Newquay On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 June

5 Days

£299

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

74

Tel: 01302 330 330

Monday We travel to Newquay. Tuesday Today we enjoy an excursion to Lanhydrock House and Gardens. Set in wooded parkland of 1,000 acres and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs and trees, Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants quarters, gardens and a wooded estate. Wednesday Following breakfast, we travel to The Eden Project. Dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Priory Lodge Hotel ** This 28 bedroom hotel is a little gem, ran by the same family for 35 years. It’s situated in its own grounds, overlooking the town and harbour and has a lovely seasonal outdoor pool with plenty of space to relax. All bedrooms are en-suite with the exception of 2 single rooms and include a television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional features include an open plan restaurant, bar and Lounge. NO LIFT, one ground floor bedroom. Official rating AA 2 star.

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Great Gardens of Cornwall 5 day breakaway Priory Lodge Hotel Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, these magical Cornish gardens are home to a wealth of rare and beautiful plants and trees.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Newquay.

Entrance to the Eden Project Entrance to the Lost Gardens of Heligan Entrance to Trebah Gardens Visit to Falmouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

11 September

5 Days

£309

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

Tuesday Following breakfast, we travel to The Eden Project. Dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. Experience the sights, smells and scale of the rainforests in the Rainforest Biome - the world’s largest greenhouse - and discover the tropical plants that are used to produce everyday products. Wednesday Today we enjoy an excursion to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The magnificent award winning gardens consist of over 80 acres of magnificent gardens, which until 1991 were lost and forgotten.

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Thursday Enjoy a day at Trebah Gardens and Falmouth. Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden, explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and their very own secluded beach. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Priory Lodge Hotel ** This 28 bedroom hotel is a little gem, ran by the same family for 35 years. It’s situated in its own grounds, overlooking the town and harbour and has a lovely seasonal outdoor pool with plenty of space to relax. All bedrooms are en-suite with the exception of 2 single rooms and include a television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional features include an open plan restaurant, bar and Lounge. NO LIFT, one ground floor bedroom. Official rating AA 2 star.

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Newquay & Cream of Cornwall 8 day breakaway Priory Lodge Hotel The most popular resort in Cornwall, Newquay dominates a magnificent stretch of coastline made up of smugglers coves and sandy beaches.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Padstow, Tintagel and Boscastle Visit to Land’s End & St. Ives Visit to Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey Visit to Falmouth Free time in Newquay On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

1 July

8 Days

£439

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £25.00 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Four night’s entertainment

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Saturday We travel to Newquay. Sunday Enjoy a day at leisure. Monday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Padstow, Tintagel and Boscastle. Nestling on the beautiful Camel Estuary, Padstow with its colourful working harbour is surrounded by pastel washed medieval houses. We continue to Tintagel, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. On our return journey we visit Boscastle, a village set in a conservation area amongst some of the most beautiful countryside within the British Isles. Tuesday Today we enjoy an excursion to Land’s End and St. Ives. Land’s End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point and one of the country’s most famous landmarks. St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden.

Wednesday Following breakfast, we enjoy a day visiting the quaint villages of South East Cornwall. We travel to the beautiful coastal towns of Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey, which are all small, unspoilt fishing villages. Thursday Today we enjoy an excursion to Falmouth. Falmouth has flourished as a port for over 400 years and today is a bustling town with many attractions including the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle. Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Priory Lodge Hotel ** See the 5-day tour for further information.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Cornish Pixies & Pasties 5 day breakaway The Portbyhan Hotel Enjoy a fabulous holiday to the quaint Cornish town of Looe, including an excursions to Port Issac, home to the TV series Doc Martin. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

ITINERARY

Visit to Mevagissy

Monday We travel to Looe.

Visit to Port Issac Visit to Padstow

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Mevagissy. With a maze of narrow alleyways, colour washed houses, small coves and fishing harbour, Mevagissy is a true Cornish Gem.

Free time in Looe On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel

DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

17 April

5 Days

£295

26 June

5 Days

£359

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Port Issac, or you may know it as Port Wenn from the TV series Doc Martin. The picturesque village has winding streets, lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the pretty harbour. Later this afternoon we continue to Padstow. Situated at the head of the Camel River, Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

The Portbyhan Hotel The Portbyhan Hotel is situated in an unrivalled position, right in the heart of Looe, overlooking the hustle and bustle of Looe Harbour. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a restaurant with quayside views of the fishing port and bar with sun terrace. The entire hotel is now non-smoking, including all public areas and bedrooms. Lift to all floors.

Two night’s entertainment

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Falmouth & the Cornish Coast 7 day breakaway Membly Hall Hotel Falmouth is Cornwall’s leading south coast resort and home to the county’s maritime heritage and is the perfect destination to relax. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ITINERARY

Six nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to St. Ives

Sunday We travel to Falmouth.

Visit to Truro

Monday Enjoy a day at leisure.

Visit to Penzance Free time in Falmouth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

9 July

7 Days

£439

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £24.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Four night’s entertainment

76

Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to St Ives. St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, the vegetation lush and the light piercingly bright. Wednesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Truro. The magnificent cathedral city mixes the historic sensitively with the new and is home to the magnificent neo-gothic Truro cathedral. Thursday Today we enjoy a visit to Penzance. Penzance is both historic port and busy commercial centre on the south facing shores of Mount’s Bay and has one of the mildest climates in the UK.

Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Membly Hall Hotel ** Situated in one of the most picturesque regions of Cornwall, the Membly Hall Hotel occupies a sea front position. All bedrooms, many with sea views are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a sun lounge with views overlooking the sea and beaches, lounge bar, entertainment, restaurant, sauna and spa pool. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 2 star.

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Great Gardens of Devon 5 day breakaway Durrant House Hotel Discover three very different gardens on this break to North Devon including the RHS Rosemoor Gardens, set in the beautiful Torridge Valley.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Bideford.

Entrance to Arlington Court Entrance to RHS Garden Rosemoor Entrance to Hartland Abbey & Gardens On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

28 August

5 Days

£299

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Tuesday Enjoy a visit to Arlington Court. Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years. With more than 20 miles of footpaths, a grand Victorian garden full of exotic flowers, walled garden and beautiful old house, Arlington Court is an Exmoor hidden gem. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to RHS Garden Rosemoor. Set in the verdant Torridge Valley in Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden with glorious displays for every season and is set in 65 acres.

Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Thursday Enjoy a visit to Hartland Abbey and Gardens. Hartland Abbey, with its beautiful gardens and parkland is the historic home of the Stucley family. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Durrant House Hotel *** Situated on the outskirts of the historical old port of Bideford, the Durrant House Hotel enjoys views over the Torridge estuary and beyond to the beaches. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an outdoor seasonal swimming pool. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Delightful North Devon 5 day breakaway Durrant House Hotel North Devon is a truly wonderful place to visit with bustling market towns and sleepy villages, golden beaches and picturesque harbours.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Bideford.

Visit to Bude & Tintagel Visit to Barnstable & Ilfracombe Free time in Bideford On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 June

5 Days

£239

30 October

5 Days

£229

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we journey south along the beautiful north Cornwall coast, to the picturesque seaside town of Bude with its remarkable canal and spectacular beach. Our journey will continue to the legendary village of Tintagel. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has dramatic sea views from the castle ruins on the headland. This is a spectacular place, steeped in myths and mystery. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. Situated on the River Taw, Barnstaple is the largest town in North Devon. Ilfracombe, is situated at the gateway to an exciting blend of seaside fun and Victorian charm.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Durrant House Hotel *** Situated on the outskirts of the historical old port of Bideford, the Durrant House Hotel enjoys views over the Torridge estuary and beyond to the beaches. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, sauna and beauty salon. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Ilfracombe & the North Devon Coast 5 day breakaway Palm Court Hotel The seaside town of Ilfracombe is home to Damien Hirst’s Verity and is situated at the gateway to an exciting blend of seaside fun and stunning coastal scenery.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Ilfracombe.

Visit to Barnstaple Scenic tour of the Exmoor National Park Free time in Ilfracombe On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 August

5 Days

£259

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Barnstaple. Barnstaple is the oldest borough in the country and has a wonderful mixture of Victorian, Medieval and Georgian architecture. Barnstaple’s historic Pannier Market, is housed in Barnstaple’s most iconic buildings and has largely remained unchanged in over 150 years. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Exmoor National Park. The Exmoor National Park is a truly breath-taking area to explore, with its unique mix of landscapes. Nestling on the West Somerset and North Devon Border, our scenic tour will include visits to Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a water powered cliff railway.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Palm Court Hotel The Palm Court Hotel is a family run hotel centrally located on level ground and within easy reach of the resorts shops, beaches and harbour. All bedrooms are en-suite and recently been updated and restyled. All have televisions and tea/coffee making facilities. Their new restaurant offers a range of HomeCooked food, and a relaxing refurbished lounge and bar offers a great venue to enjoy the entertainment. A central Lift services all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Dunster & the West Somerset Railway 5 day breakaway Palm Court Hotel Travel back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of an historic railway and explore the medieval village of Dunster, famous for its castle.

Image provided by West Somerset Railway.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Lynton & Lynmouth

Monday We travel to Ilfracombe.

Visit to Dunster Journey on the West Somerset Railway Free time in Ilfracombe On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

5 June

5 Days

£269

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

78

Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Lynton and Lynmouth. Nestling on the West Somerset and North Devon Border, in the Exmoor National Park, Lynton and Lynmouth, are linked by a water powered cliff railway. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Dunster. Situated in the sweeping hills of the Exmoor National Park, Dunster is home to over 200 listed buildings, from the 11th century Dunster Castle to the Old Yarn Market in the middle of the High Street. Later this afternoon, we continue to Minehead, were we step back in time and enjoy a nostalgic journey on-board the West Somerset Railway.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Palm Court Hotel The Palm Court Hotel is a family run hotel centrally located on level ground and within easy reach of the resorts shops, beaches and harbour. All bedrooms are en-suite and recently been updated and restyled. All have televisions and tea/coffee making facilities. Their new restaurant offers a range of Home-Cooked food, and a relaxing refurbished lounge and bar offers a great venue to enjoy the entertainment. A central Lift services all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Weston-super-Mare, Bath & Wells 5 day breakaway New Ocean Hotel The wide sweep of Weston Bay has miles of clean sandy beach, traditional seaside attractions and beautiful countryside to explore.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Weston super Mare.

Visit to Wells Visit to Bath Free time in Weston super Mare On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 May

5 Days

£285

10 July

5 Days

£289

4 September

5 Days

£289

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Wells. Wells lies sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, and combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England’s smallest, and Somerset’s only city. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Bath. The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is home to some of the most impressive architectural sights in the world including the Royal Crescent.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

New Ocean Hotel The New Ocean Hotel is situated on the seafront opposite the famous Marine Lake and has panoramic views over Weston Bay and is a short walk to Weston’s town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Two lifts to all floors with steps to some bedrooms.

Three night’s entertainment Free Bar 18:00 to 22:00 (Terms & conditions apply)

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Longleat House & Safari Park 5 day breakaway Wessex Hotel Steeped in history and legend, Somerset is replete with places and sights to experience including the historic Longleat House and Safari Park.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Street.

Visit to Weston super Mare Entrance to Longleat House & Safari Park Free time in Street On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

31 July

5 Days

£295

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Weston super Mare. This traditional seaside resort nestles in a sandy bay at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The level promenade offers marvellous views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Longleat House & Safari Park. Go back in time and experience over 450 years of history at Longleat House and get up close with many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals in the safari park. In 2016 Longleat, home to the Marquis of Bath, celebrated its 50th Anniversary of its incredible Safari Park.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Wessex Hotel *** The Wessex Hotel nestles in the heart of beautiful Somerset close to the centre of Street and a short walk from Clarks Village retail outlet, which offers over 90 stores at discounted prices. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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The Cotswolds & Adams’s Farm 5 day breakaway Best Western Salford Hall Hotel Discover the charms of the beautiful Cotswolds, the cathedral city of Hereford and Adam Henson’s Farm Park, as seen on TV.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Abbots Salford via Stratford-upon-Avon.

Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon Visit to Hereford & Ross-on-Wye Visit to Cheltenham & Gloucester Visit to Broadway Entrance to The Cotswolds Farm Park On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 May

5 Days

£299

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Hereford and Ross-on-Wye. Hereford is an ancient Cathedral City that is famous for its white-faced cattle, cider and hops. Perched dramatically above the River Wye, St Mary’s Church spire has shaped the skyline of Ross-on-Wye for over 700 years. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Cheltenham and Gloucester. The Spa town of Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for almost three hundred years, ever since the discovery of the first natural spring. Gloucester combines a rich historic past with a modern City and is home to the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, and the famous Gloucester Docks.

Thursday Enjoy a day traveling through the Vale of Evesham to Broadway for time at leisure, before continuing to Adam Henson’s Cotswolds Farm Park. Adam is perhaps the best-known farmer and rural TV presenter in the UK, and his farm is home to over 50 breeds of British farm animals. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home via Warwick.

Best Western Salford Hall Hotel A fascinating Tudor manor, the Best Western Salford Hall Hotel lies in the picturesque Vale of Evesham on the Warwickshire/ Worcestershire border. All bedrooms are located in the main hotel or annex and are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Three Choirs Country 5 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Gloucester Famous for its annual Three Choirs Festival since the 18th century we visit the three great cathedral cities of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to the medieval market town of Tewkesbury, before continuing to the hotel.

Visit to Tewkesbury Guided tour of Worcester Cathedral Guided tour of Hereford Cathedral

Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to Gloucester, home to the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and the burial place of royalty. We include a guided tour of the Cathedral.

Guided tour of Weston’s Cider Mill Guided tour of Worcester Cathedral Visit to Cheltenham On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 October

5 Days

£325

Single room supplement: £60.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: A

ADDED VALUE Porterage

80

Tel: 01302 330 330

Wednesday Enjoy a day visiting Hereford with an included guided tour of Hereford Cathedral. The city of Hereford straddles the banks of the River Wye and has a rich heritage. Later this afternoon we visit Weston’s Cider Mill for a guided tour which offers an insight to the traditional and English art of cider making.

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting the beautiful Cathedral and University City of Worcester with a guided tour of Worcester Cathedral. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home via Regency Cheltenham.

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester **** The Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is a modern hotel, ideally located on the outskirts of Gloucester, home to the Romanesque and Gothic cathedral. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Victorian Britain 5 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan Step back in time and explore the Black Country Living Museum, Shugborough Estate and Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Included Birmingham canal cruise Entrance to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Entrance to Black Country Living Museum Entrance to Shugborough Hall Visit to Litchfield On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

25 September

5 Days

£315

Single room supplement: £60.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE

Monday We travel to central Birmingham for an included canal cruise, before continuing to the hotel. Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The 10 museums are located in the Ironbridge gorge and take you on a journey from the start of the Industrial Revolution, to the Victorian era 100 years later. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to the Black Country Living Museum. The museum is a world class open-air museum, brought to life by costumed characters in an array of original shops, houses, workshops and a school.

Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting the Shugborough Hall Estate. Step back in time at the historic working estate of and enjoy a living experience brought to life by costumed characters, set on the banks of the beautiful River Sow. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home via Litchfield.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan **** The Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan offers a convenient location for visiting Victorian Britain and is close to the centre of cosmopolitan Birmingham. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Shropshire Heritage 5 day breakaway Buckatree Hall Hotel Tucked away on the English and Welsh Borderlands, the county of Shropshire has many traditional market towns including Ludlow.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Shrewsbury and included river cruise Entrance to Ironbridge Gorge Visit to Much Wenloch and Ludlow Visit to Bridgnorth Included journey on Severn Valley Railway Visit to Owestry On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 August

5 Days

£315

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

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Image provided by the Severn Valley Railway.

Departure code: A

Monday We depart and travel to Shrewsbury with its magnificent black and white timber buildings. We also include a cruise on the beautiful River Severn. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Telford and the Buckatree Hall Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Tuesday Following breakfast, we make the short journey to the Ironbridge Gorge. Whether you are interested in fine china, decorative tiles or a Victorian recreated town, it’s all to be found in this stunning World Heritage Site. Wednesday Today we visit the small market town of Much Wenlock, home to majestic remains of Winlock Priory. We continue to Ludlow, home to over 500 listed buildings and Ludlow Castle, once the home of Kings.

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting the riverside town of Bridgnorth. Later this afternoon we board the Severn Valley Railway for a nostalgic journey through spectacular countryside. Friday We depart after breakfast and visit the thriving border market town of Owestry. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Buckatree Hall Hotel The Buckatree Hall Hotel is a comfortable country house hotel, with its own mature gardens and private lake and is ideally located for visiting Shropshire. All bedrooms are ensuite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include a small gymnasium. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Liverpool & Mersey Magic Image provided by Port Sunlight

5 day breakaway Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Liverpool is home to more listed buildings than any city outside of London.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Liverpool.

Guided tour of Liverpool Guided tour of Port Sunlight Visit to Southport Free time in Liverpool On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 April

5 Days

£289

31 July

5 Days

£289

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy a guided tour of Liverpool, before continuing to Port Sunlight. A true delight, Port Sunlight is a unique and beautiful 19th century garden village created in 1888 by founder William Hesketh Lever, solely for his Sunlight Soap factory workers in Port Sunlight Village. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Southport. The classic resort of Southport is the perfect destination for a relaxing excursion with beautiful beaches, great attractions and superb shopping. It is also home to one of the oldest piers in the UK, stretching proudly across Southport beach.

Porterage

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel Located opposite the iconic Liver Building, and overlooking the River Mersey. The Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower is a local landmark, and provides a magnificent setting and is only a short walk to the Liverpool One shopping district. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and two bars with fantastic views over the Dock Front and River Mersey. Lift to all floors.

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Southport’s Beaches, Houses & Halls 5 day breakaway Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel The classic resort of Southport is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday with beautiful beaches, great attractions and superb shopping.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Day one We travel to Southport.

Visit to Liverpool Entrance to Rufford Old Hall Free time in Southport Visit to Lytham St. Anne’s Entrance to Lytham Hall On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

18 April

5 Days

£315

28 August

5 Days

£325

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: C

ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Day two Following breakfast, we enjoy a short visit to Liverpool and included entrance to Rufford Old Hall. Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps and visit one of Lancashire’s finest Tudor buildings which was built in the 1530s. From the changing fortunes of the family who lived here, to Shakespeare’s connections with the house, you will discover stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history. Day three Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Day four Today we enjoy a visit to Lytham St. Anne’s and included entrance to Lytham Hall. Our guided tour of Lytham Hall will give you an insight into the history of the colourful Clifton family, who were accused of conspiracy during the Lancashire plot to restore James II to the throne. Day five We depart after breakfast and return home.

Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel *** A traditional Victorian hotel, The Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa enjoys a central location on the Southport Promenade. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Chocolate, Railways & The Ribble Valley 5 day breakaway Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa Explore the highlights of Lancashire and uncover its local heritage including Gawthorpe Hall, known as the ‘Downton of the North’. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Skipton, before continuing to the hotel.

Visit to Skipton Entrance to The Chocolate House Visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills Guided tour of Pendle Witch County Entrance to Samlesbury Hall Scenic journey on the East Lancashire Railway Visit to Bury Market Entrance to Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre Entrance to Gawthorpe Hall Visit to Haworth On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 May

5 Days

£319

23 October

5 Days

£319

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: C

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Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting The Chocolate House, were we enjoy a chocolate making demonstration, along with a cup of tea. We continue to Oswaldtwistle Mills and enjoy a guided tour of Pendle Witch Country, before our final visit of the day to Samlesbury Hall, a fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family home. Wednesday Today we include a journey on the East Lancashire Railway, where you step on-board and let the steam train take you on an unforgettable journey. We enjoy free time at the award winning Bury Market, before making our way to the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, which tells the story of this well-known engineer and steeplejack.

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting Gawthorpe Hall. An Elizabethan gem, Gawthorpe Hall is affectionately referred to as the ‘Downton of the North’ and is home to the North West’s largest collection of portraits. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home via Haworth.

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa **** The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa is a converted 700 year old country manor in a tranquil setting. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Spa Naturel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and rock sauna. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to some bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Cheshire Treats & A Taste of Wales 5 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen Enjoy the historic treats of Cheshire and a taste of Wales on this fantastic new tour staying at the luxury four star Queens Hotel.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Chester.

Included guided tour of Chester

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include a guided tour of Chester, entrance to Chester Cathedral and a river cruise. Encircled by a 2-mile ring of medieval walls, the city is home to the unique Rows half-timbered galleries with shops and magical blend of the ancient and traditional.

Entrance to Chester Cathedral Included river cruise Visit to Llangollen & Llandudno Free time in Chester On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

26 June

5 Days

£355

Single room supplement: £100.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 ADDED VALUE Porterage Welcome drink History & ghost talk

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Departure code: C

Wednesday Today we enjoy a taste of Wales, as we cross the border and visit Llangollen, one of the prettiest towns on the River Dee. Our journey will continue along the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, as we visit Llandudno, one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts and still retains much of its Victorian charm.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen **** Opened in 1860 to serve first class rail passengers, it’s no wonder that the likes of Charles Dickens was a regular guest at the hotel, when you marvel at the vaulted ceilings, spectacular staircases, and regal public areas of this stately building. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar and cocktail bar. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Lytham St. Anne’s 5 day breakaway St. Ives Hotel Just six miles from the bright lights of Blackpool, Lytham and St Anne’s on Sea are worlds apart in both character and atmosphere.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Lytham St. Anne’s.

Visit to Southport

Tuesday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

Visit to Garstang Visit to Morecambe Free time in Lytham St. Anne’s On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

15 May

5 Days

£275

17 July

5 Days

£279

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Southport. The classic resort of Southport is the perfect destination for a relaxing excursion with beautiful beaches, great attractions and superb shopping and Victorian splendour on Lord Street. Southport has over 22 miles of coastline boasting a number of beautiful beaches and stunning natural beauty. With one of the oldest piers in the UK stretching proudly across Southport beach, a walk to the end has views that will take your breath away.

Thursday Today we enjoy a visit to the pretty market town of Garstang, which nestles at the foothills of the scenic Bowland Fells. We continue to Morecambe, one of Lancashire’s favourite seaside destinations. Don’t forget to visit the Eric Morecambe Statue, which looks out across the promenade. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

St. Ives Hotel Overlooking the beach, pier and promenade and just a short stroll from the elegant town centre, the St. Ives occupies one of the best seafront locations in St. Anne’s. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a poolside lounge, bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Lift to the first floor.

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Luxury Blackpool & The Lakes 5 day breakaway Imperial Blackpool Hotel From our base at Blackpool’s premier 4 star hotels, enjoy a break to Britain’s holiday capital, bursting with thrills, excitement and entertainment.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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4 nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Blackpool.

Visit to Fleetwood Visit to Bowness-on-Windermere Free time in Blackpool On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 June

5 Days

£295

4 September

5 Days

£319

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we enjoy an excursion to Fleetwood. The Victorian town of Fleetwood, in Wyre, is nestled at the meeting point of the majestic River Wyre and the Irish Sea and with its long stretch of sandy beach. The thriving seaside resort has a busy port and yacht marina and a promenade full of attractions. It is also home to the only original main street tramway in Britain. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Bowness-on-Windermere. Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere this dynamic town boasts hundreds of shops, eating and drinking establishments and many fine cultural and historical attractions.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home. Departure on the 4th September 2017 includes an evening drive through the famous Blackpool Illuminations.

Imperial Blackpool Hotel **** The historic Imperial Hotel is Blackpool’s premier hotel and is located on Blackpool’s North Promenade. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and No. 10 Bar visited by all UK Prime Ministers. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star. www.wilfreda.co.uk


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Morecambe, Coast & Lakes 5 day breakaway Headway Hotel The Lake District is renowned for being the ‘most beautiful corner of England’ and from our base in Morecambe, this tour introduces you to just that.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Morecambe.

Visit to Keswick Cruise on Lake Ullswater Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Cruise on Lake Windermere Visit to Ambleside & Grasmere Free time in Morecambe On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

21 August

5 Days

£295

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: C

ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment

Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting the Lakeside town of Keswick, before continuing to Ullswater for a cruise on-board the Ullwater Steamers from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding. We return to the hotel via the spectacular Kirkstone Pass. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic journey on-board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, before stepping on-board a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere. Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere this dynamic town boasts many fine cultural and historical attractions. We continue to Ambleside, situated at the northern end of Windermere, before our final visit to Grasmere, famous for William Wordsworth.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Headway Hotel The Headway Hotel is ideally situated on the broad sweep of Morecambe’s east promenade, with views across the magnificent Morecambe Bay to the rolling hills of the Lake District. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a ballroom, bar and restaurant. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Lift to all floors.

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Lakeland Splendour

Image provided by Ullswater Steamers.

5 day breakaway Damson Dene Hotel The Lake District is an inspiring area of natural beauty that offers an enormous range of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Crosthwaite, near Bowness-on-Windermere.

Cruise on Lake Ullswater Visit to Keswick

Tuesday Enjoy a day travelling over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass, before continuing to Glenridding for a single cruise on-board the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to Pooley Bridge. Later we enjoy free time in Keswick.

Cruise on Lake Windermere Visit to Ambleside Entrance to Holker Hall & Gardens On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 April

5 Days

£375

14 August

5 Days

£375

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Bowness-on-Windermere. Situated at Lake Windermere this dynamic town boasts many fine attractions. Later this afternoon we include a single cruise from Bowness to Ambleside, before enjoying free time in Ambleside. Thursday Enjoy a day visiting Holker Hall and Gardens. Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Damson Dene Hotel Tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley in beautiful landscaped gardens and pond with its own resident ducks, the Damson Dene Hotel is ideally located a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere. All bedrooms are en-suite with bath or shower room, television, radio, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone. Some bedrooms are located in the external annex. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and small gym. NO LIFT.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Carlisle & the Road to the Borders 5 day breakaway Gilsland Hall Hotel Discover a Cumbrian Gem with a midweek break at the popular Gilsland Hall Hotel, beautifully situated with views over Cumbria and Northumberland.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Gilsland.

Visit to Penrith & Keswick Visit to Carlisle Visit to Kelso & Melrose On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 October

5 Days

£319

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C

Tuesday Following breakfast we travel to the market town of Penrith, known as the ‘old red town’ because of its sandstone buildings. We continue to the market town of Keswick, situated a short distance from Lake Derwentwater. This pretty market town offer a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around Lake Derwentwater. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Carlisle. In Carlisle’s Historic Quarter, you will find a castle, cathedral and museums in a compact area, criss crossed with ancient thoroughfares.

ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting the Scottish Borders and the town of Kelso, once described by Sir Walter Scott as the ‘prettiest, if not the most romantic town in Scotland’. You may also catch a glimpse of Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited house. We will also visit Melrose. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Gilsland Hall Hotel The Gilsland Hall Hotel sits proudly in 140 acres of manicured gardens in an idyllic countryside location. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and ballroom. The Hotel has a lift to both the first and second floors. Lower Ground floor rooms are accessible by stairs only.

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Treasures of Northumberland 5 day breakaway White Swan Hotel Northumberland is a magical place filled with ancient castles, golden beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly towns and villages.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Alnwick.

Visit to Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Visit to Berwick-upon-Tweed Free time in Alnwick On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 April

5 Days

£299

17 July

5 Days

£309

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Enjoy a visit to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh. Twice daily, a long narrow neck of land sinks under the North Sea tide, separating Lindisfarne or Holy Island from the coast. The idyllic country village of Bamburgh is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions the country has to offer. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Berwick-uponTweed sits at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, just 3 miles from the Scottish Border. A coastal town with four sandy beaches and beautiful riverside walks, Berwick is perfectly situated for a relaxing day’s excursion.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

White Swan Hotel The White Swan Hotel is a charming 300 year old coaching inn, set in the heart of the market town of Alnwick and only a short distance from Alnwick Castle and Gardens. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Durham, Beamish & Northumbria 5 day breakaway Redworth Hall Hotel Discover the treasures of Northumbria including the cathedral city of Durham and the fascinating Beamish Open Air Museum.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We depart and visit Thirsk, the cobbled Yorkshire market town and home of renowned vet James Herriot. The epitome of a rural market town, its medieval cobbled market square, have an enduring charm that still enchants visitors today.

Visit to Thirsk Visit to Durham Entrance to Beamish Visit to Whitby Guided tour of Locomotion On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

9 October

5 Days

£339

Single room supplement: £100.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include a visit to Durham. Durham City, with its medieval past, has eagerly embraced the modern with its captivating mix of history and heritage with contemporary culture. Durham City is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, the majestic Durham Cathedral. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Beamish. Nestling in 300 acres, Beamish vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s.

ADDED VALUE Porterage Tea/coffee on arrival

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting Whitby. From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home via Locomotion, The National Railway Museum at Shildon for a guided tour. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Redworth Hall Hotel **** Dating back to 1693, the Redworth Hall Hotel is a magnificent Jacobean country house surrounded by landscaped gardens All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, bar. and an indoor swimming pool. Lift to most floors. Limited ground floors bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

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Isle of Man Explorer 5 day breakaway Chesterhouse Hotel In the heart of the Irish Sea, on the north west coast of England, lies Britain’s best kept secret – the Isle of Man.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Journey on the Isle of Man Steam Railway Guided tour of the Isle of Man Free time in Douglas On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

2 July

5 Days

£425

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £22.50 Departure code: D (-2 hours)

ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Sunday We travel to the Isle of Man from Heysham to Douglas on the Isle of Man Steam Packet. Monday Following breakfast, we enjoy a scenic journey on the Isle of Man Steam Railway from Douglas to Port Erin. Experience the grandeur of travelling between Douglas and the south of the Island on a Victorian railway perfectly frozen in time. Tuesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the island. The guide will give you an opportunity to learn a little more about the fascinating and sometimes turbulent past of the island, much influenced by the Celts and Vikings over the centuries. Steeped in tradition and ancient history, the Isle of Man has retained its independence with its own currency, stamps, government and even language.

Wednesday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Thursday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Chesterhouse Hotel The Chesterhouse Hotel is located on the seafront in Douglas with spectacular views over the Irish Sea. All bedrooms are en-suite with shower only, television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant with views overlooking Douglas Bay and lower ground floor bar. Please note that it is not suitable for any guests requiring ‘Wheelchair’ or ‘Street level access’, as the hotel has external steps to access the hotel entrance. Lift to all floors (not large enough for wheelchairs) with steps to some bedrooms.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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The Channel Islands The Channel Islands are a beautiful archipelago, each with their own unique character. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the capitals, Jersey’s St Helier and Guernsey’s St Peter Port, or head to the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm, which ooze old world charm

A walker’s paradise, the islands offer miles of stunning coastline routes to explore as well as rural hamlets. Feel the sand between your toes and the fresh sea breeze in your hair on the beautiful beaches, where the rock pools teem with marine life and the glorious golden sands are washed by the tides each day. With exceptional eateries which serve up the freshest seafood, caught and served up within hours, and the worldclass produce, including Jersey Royals and Guernsey tomatoes, the Islands are a real

culinary treat for food lovers. With the awardwinning beaches and unique history, coastal castles and iconic produce, the Islands offer the ideal break, just a short hop from the UK. Passports There is no requirement to carry a passport between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Channel Islands. However due to increased security measures at British ports of entry, all British citizens must have a form of photographic ID which proves their

nationality/citizenship for immigration purposes e.g. a valid passport or driving license. British citizens under the age of 16 do not need photo ID if travelling with their parent/guardian between UK and Jersey.

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Guernsey by Sea 9 day breakaway Peninsula Hotel Home to Britain’s cleanest beach, Vazon Bay on the island’s west coast, and the world’s smallest chapel, the Little Chapel, Guernsey has lots to explore.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner & bed at overnight Hotel Six nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel 15kg luggage allowance Return transfers to and from your local joining point to Poole Return transfers to and from Guernsey Ferry Terminal Services of an island representative Two night’s entertainment (Peninsula Hotel only) Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 July

9 Days

£739

Single room supplement: £120.00 Holiday insurance: £27.50 Departure code: Subject to ferry times

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We depart and travel to our overnight hotel. Dinner and overnight accommodation is included. Early departure this morning, as we depart the hotel and make our way to Poole. Breakfast is not included. On arrival at Poole your luggage will be checked in, loaded on board and will be ready for collection at Guernsey Ferry Terminal. You will board Condor Ferries as foot passengers. The coach will not travel with you. On arrival in Guernsey you will be transferred to the Peninsula Hotel. A welcome meeting will be arranged, where you will learn a little more about the hotel and island. On completion of your holiday you will be transferred to the ferry terminal for your return crossing to Poole. On arrival in Poole you will be transferred to your overnight hotel for one night, bed & breakfast. Following breakfast, we continue our journey home.

Peninsula Hotel, Vale, Guernsey The Peninsula is a modern hotel, ideally situated in the quiet parish of Vale, in the north-west of the island. Set in five acres of private landscaped gardens and a delightful beach front location overlooking Grande Harve Bay, the hotel is close to the bus stop with regular services to St Peter Port. A single fare of £1 applies to all bus journeys, including the around the island tour. All bedrooms are situated on the ground, first and second floors and are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a seafood themed buffet on two evenings. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors.

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Jersey by Sea 9 day breakaway Mayfair Hotel With its unspoiled landscape and unique blend of British and French influences, Jersey really is a place where you can get away from it all.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner & bed at overnight Hotel Six nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Mayfair Hotel One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel 15kg luggage allowance Return transfers to and from your local joining point to Poole Return transfers to and from Jersey Ferry Terminal Services of an island representative Entertainment (Mayfair Hotel only) Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 July

9 Days

£599

Single room supplement: £25.00 Holiday insurance: £27.50 Departure code: Subject to ferry times

We depart and travel to our overnight hotel. Dinner and overnight accommodation is included. Early departure this morning, as we depart the hotel and make our way to Poole. Breakfast is not included. On arrival at Poole your luggage will be checked in, loaded on board and will be ready for collection at Jersey Ferry Terminal. You will board Condor Ferries as foot passengers. The coach will not travel with you. On arrival in Jersey you will be transferred to the Mayfair Hotel. A welcome meeting will be arranged, where you will learn a little more about the hotel and island. On completion of your holiday you will be transferred to the ferry terminal for your return crossing to Poole. On arrival in Poole you will be transferred to your overnight hotel for one night, bed & breakfast. Following breakfast, we continue our journey home.

Mayfair Hotel, St. Helier, Jersey A warm welcome awaits you at the contemporary Mayfair Hotel, conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from the bustling shops of St. Helier, five minutes from the famous Howard Davis Park and ten minutes stroll from the beach at Harve de Pas. Open throughout the evening the lounge Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink before dinner and the evening’s entertainment. The light and airy coffee shop is open throughout the day for delicious light meals and snacks. Breakfast and dinner are served daily in the spacious dining room. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and sun terrace.

TOUR

Jersey by Air 8 day breakaway Mayfair Hotel INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast 20kg luggage allowance Return transfers to and from your local joining point to the airport Return transfers to and from Jersey Airport Services of an island representative

ITINERARY

Nightly entertainment Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

13 May

8 Days

£625

17 June

8 Days

£675

19 August

8 Days

£665

23 September

8 Days

£629

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £26.50 Departure code: Subject to flight times This holiday is protected under ATOL 0752 for whom we are acting as agents. Please be aware that we are acting as agents for Modern Holidays Ltd and that the TERMS & CONDITIONS for holidays by AIR differ to those in the brochure. Should you have any queries regarding the terms and conditions, please do not hesitate to contact reservations on 01302 330 330.

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We depart and travel to Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport or East Midlands Airport. PLEASE NOTE: It could be an early departure dependent on the flight times. On arrival in Jersey you will be welcomed by our island representative and transferred to the Mayfair Hotel. A welcome meeting will be arranged, either today or tomorrow where you will learn a little more about the hotel, island and offered a range off optional excursions. On completion of your holiday you will be transferred to Jersey Airport for your return flight to Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport or East Midlands Airport. On arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by an Eagre Holidays representative and return home.

Mayfair Hotel, St. Helier, Jersey A warm welcome awaits you at the contemporary Mayfair Hotel, conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from the bustling shops of St. Helier, five minutes from the famous Howard Davis Park and ten minutes stroll from the beach at Harve de Pas. Open throughout the evening the lounge Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink before dinner and the evening’s entertainment. The light and airy coffee shop is open throughout the day for delicious light meals and snacks. Breakfast and dinner are served daily in the spacious dining room. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and sun terrace.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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ENGLAND, ISLE OF MAN & THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

When it comes to the perfect destination for a getaway, Warner Leisure Hotels and Wilfreda Beehive have all the choice you need. Whether you’re looking for a lively activity break, a cultural experience or a relaxing spa escape, our wide range of short breaks ensures there’s something for everyone!

All the following short breaks are exclusively just for grown-ups and at each hotel or coastal village you can expect great activities, delicious dining and superb entertainment. We want you to fully relax and unwind during your stay, so you will be pleased to know we include everything you need to make your break complete. If you like to see more of the local area, you can also join us on one of our included excursions.

We include in our breaks, things most people don’t:

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Four nights accommodation Four three course evening meals Four full English breakfasts Daytime & evening entertainment Two excursions On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel

Tel: 01302 330 330

Bedrooms

A room with a view, a patio, or ground floor, somewhere quiet or near the facilities, twin or double – whichever you choose you’ll be very comfortable in an attractive room fully equipped with all you need. Whether it’s a grand Historic or Royale Room featuring beautiful decor, or traditional sea-side chalets at Warner’s stunning coastal settings, the variety of charming rooms at Warner are the perfect place to wake-up in! The Clifftop Lodge Rooms at Corton and Garden Lodge Suites at Gunton offer something truly unique, whilst the The Premier Suite Chalets offer sea views, the Premier Lodge chalets feature their own landscaped gardens and the standard chalets provide the perfect relaxing retreat.

Dining A sumptuous breakfast will set you up for the day, with a great choice included. Linger over your three-course evening meal and relish the choice of starters, salads and hearty main meals, then make room for dessert and finish off with tea or coffee (supplement applies for tea and coffee).

Daily Activities Every Warner location has its own selection of activities, so you can pack your day with as much or as little as you like! Whether you want to take part in the variety of activities, sit back and relax, or get out and about, at Warner there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Entertainment As the sun goes down, the party gets started with the evening entertainment kicking off right after dinner. Dress up, dress down, have a boogie or take it easy – it’s your holiday! With dancing into the small hours, live music, comedians and performers, an evening at Warner Leisure Hotels is like none other.

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Holme Lacy House

Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this elegantly preserved historic Grade II listed stately home is set within 45 acres of Victorian and Edwardian parkland with a magnificent fishing lake. Inside the hall, it’s just as glorious with stained glass and oak wooden floor.

If you are a lover of gracious living and an admirer of beautiful landscapes, then this is the place for you. There’s so much to explore in Holme Lacy’s parkland, but, if you desire, you can enjoy the superb indoor pool and gym which make this a relaxing retreat like no other.

Nidd Hall Hotel ****

Holme Lacy House Hotel ****

Most standard bedrooms are located in the East Wing, built as an extension to the main house, however some standard rooms are in the Courtyard which will require a short walk with no lift access. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Historic or Signature Room (supplements apply). Official rating AA 4 star.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing Two unique restaurants Beautiful grounds to explore Outdoor bowls, boules and chess Fishing, putting green and croquet Archery, rifle shooting and tennis Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room and sauna Hot spa pool

DATES AND PRICES

All standard bedrooms provide good quality and comfortable accommodation for your stay and are all located in the new wing built in the 20th century as an extension to the main house. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Historic or Signature Room (supplements apply). Official rating AA 4 star. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Nidd Hall

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing Three unique restaurants Beautiful grounds to explore Archery and air-rifle shooting Croquet, snooker and putting Short mat curling and tennis Indoor heated swimming pool and bubble pool Steam room and Sauna Fully equipped fitness studio

DATES AND PRICES

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four three course evening meals

15 May

5 Days

£385

Four three course evening meals

4 September

5 Days

£399

Four full English breakfasts

4 December

5 Days

£345

Four full English breakfasts

11 December

5 Days

£345

Visit to Skipton

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Hereford

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to York

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Visit to Ross-on-Wye

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Departure code: C

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

Return executive coach travel

Littlecote House

Cricket St. Thomas

Located in the Royal County of Berkshire, this stunning Grade I listed Tudor property is full of charm and character. Take in the stunning surroundings whilst exploring the landscaped gardens, patios and secret spots, or grab yourself a drink and relax in the Great Hall.

A gorgeous nineteenth century mansion set in the heart of Somerset’s cider country, Cricket St. Thomas is noted for its 46 acres of Grade II listed lakes and gardens and the twelfth century parish church of St. Thomas. The hotel was the location for the TV series, ‘to the manor born’.

Littlecote House Hotel ****

Cricket St. Thomas Hotel ****

All standard bedrooms are located in the newer area of the hotel. These rooms provide everything you need and are good quality. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer iron and ironing board and tea/ coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Historic, Royale or Signature Room (supplements apply). Official rating AA 4 star. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing Two unique restaurants Beautiful grounds to explore Archery and air-rifle shooting Putting green, tennis, table tennis and snooker Outdoor and indoor short mat bowls Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room and sauna Fully equipped fitness studio

DATES AND PRICES

All standard bedrooms provide everything you need. Some of the Standard and Signature rooms are located in the Walled Gardens, there is an external walk-way between your room and the main hotel. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Historic, Royale or Signature Room (supplements apply). Official rating AA 4 star apply). INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing Two unique restaurants Beautiful grounds to explore Short mat bowls, archery and table tennis Putting green, tennis, croquet and boules Somerset skittles and disc golf Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room and Sauna Fully equipped fitness studio *Drinks Inclusive. Door-to-Door is not included or available on this departure. DATES AND PRICES

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four three course evening meals

3 April

5 Days

£365

Four three course evening meals

30 January*

5 Days

£305*

Four full English breakfasts

16 October

5 Days

£379

Four full English breakfasts

30 October

5 Days

£379

Visit to Newbury

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Yeovil

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Marlborough

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Visit to Exeter

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Departure code: A

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

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Return executive coach travel

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Bodelwyddan Castle

Alvaston Hall

This romantic Grade II listed castle, with 260 acres of Victorian parkland, is situated in the beautiful Welsh countryside, with magnificent views stretching to the Clwydian Hills. Bodelwyddan Castle has recently undergone an impressive £6 million development for guests to enjoy.

Alvaston Hall is a grand country estate tucked away in Cheshire’s leafy lanes and is a fine example of the black and white ‘magpie’ architecture that typifies this affluent corner of North West England. In 2014 the hotel completed a £12 million investment.

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

Alvaston Hall Hotel ***

All standard bedrooms are very unique and purpose built both within, and outside the castle walls. To reach your bedroom from the facilities there is a very short walk outside. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with telephone, television, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and tea/ coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Royale, Signature Room or one of the 45 new Garden Lodges (supplements apply). INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing One unique restaurant Beautiful grounds to explore Archery and boules Entry to National Portrait Gallery Indoor heated swimming pool Steam Room and Sauna Tropicarium and Spa pool Fully equipped fitness studio *Drinks Inclusive. Door-to-Door is not included or available on this departure. DATES AND PRICES

All standard bedrooms provide comfortable accommodation for your stay. Some single rooms can be located in the courtyard, a short walk from the main building. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Fairways Royal Suite, Fairways Signature Room, Royale or Signature Room (supplements apply). Official rating AA 3 star. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing Grove Cabaret Restaurant Beautiful grounds to explore 9-hole golf course Table tennis and air-rifle shooting Archery Indoor heated swimming pool and bubble pool Steam room and Sauna Tropicarium

DATES AND PRICES

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four three course evening meals

16 January*

5 Days

£345*

Four three course evening meals

18 September

5 Days

Four full English breakfasts

1 May

5 Days

£359

Four full English breakfasts

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Llandudno

20 November

5 Days

£339

Visit to Nantwich

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Scenic tour of Snowdonia

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Chester

Departure code: C

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: C

Return executive coach travel

Sinah Warren

Bembridge Coast

Delicately balanced on the tip of Hampshire’s Hayling Island, in Langstone Harbour, Sinah Warren is a well-appointed hotel with as many amenities as you’d wish for. Try your hand at the variety of leisure activities or sit back and relax, taking in some fresh sea air.

Turreted, tranquil, imposing, impeccable. Bembridge Coast Hotel sits on a secluded eastern shore of the Isle of Wight just metres from the lapping, glistening Solent. Enjoy the 23 acres of grounds, elegantly landscaped gardens and marvellous sea views.

Sinah Warren Hotel ***

Bembridge Coast Hotel ***

Whether you want to indulge in luxury, or opt for a comfortable standard room Sinah Warren has just the right choice for you. All standard bedrooms are tastefully appointed with a crisp and clean décor. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Royale or Signature Room (supplements apply). Official rating AA 3 star. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

£375

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing One unique restaurant Beautiful grounds to explore Air-rifle and archery Bowls, tennis, boules, croquet, putting green Heated outdoor pool (June-September) Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room & sauna Fully equipped fitness studio

DATES AND PRICES

All standard bedrooms provide the perfect place to rest your head at night. Some standard bedrooms are located a short walk from the main property and not all rooms are accessible by lift. All standard bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Royale, Signature Room or Garden Suite (supplements apply). Official rating AA 3 star. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing One unique restaurant Beautiful grounds to explore Archery and rifle shooting Pitch & Putt and fun croquet Indoor bowls and outdoor bowls (open in season only) Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room and sauna Tropicarium

DATES AND PRICES

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four three course evening meals

29 May

5 Days

£375

Four three course evening meals

10 July

5 Days

Four full English breakfasts

24 July

5 Days

£375

Four full English breakfasts

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Chichester

2 October

5 Days

£345

Visit to Newport

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Visit to Portsmouth

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Scenic tour of the Island

Departure code: A

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

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£409

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Gunton Hall Coastal Village

Stunning sea views, lively entertainment and comfy chalets, this is what Corton’s all about. If you’re looking for that extra touch of luxury by the sea, stay in one of the modern Clifftop Lodge Rooms – unique to the UK and exclusively designed for Warner.

Set in 50 acres of gardens and secluded woodland, complete with a fresh water lake, these beautiful surroundings will help you relax from the moment you arrive. Stroll around the landscaped gardens and watch the wildlife, or explore the wonderful coastline.

Corton Coastal Village

Gunton Hall Coastal Village

Open your front door and smell the sea air, this is beaching at its best. The chalets are a gentle stroll from the leisure centre, bar and restaurant. All standard ground and first floor chalet rooms are tastefully decorated. All are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to one of the Clifftop Lodge Rooms, Premier Suite Chalet, Premier Chalet or Beach Garden Chalet (supplements apply). INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing The Clyffe Cabaret Diner Relaxing coffee lounge Beautiful grounds to explore Fun 9 hole crazy golf course Outdoor short mat bowls Small indoor swimming pool Steam room and sauna

DATES AND PRICES

Open your front door and smell the sea air. The pretty chalets and rooms are a gentle stroll from the leisure centre, bar and restaurant. All ground and first floor standard chalets and rooms are situated around the village. All standard chalets are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to one of the Garden Lodge Suites, Premier Suite Chalet or Premier Chalet (supplements apply). INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Corton Coastal Village

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing One unique restaurant Beautiful grounds to explore Air rifle shooting and archery Pitch & putt and fun croquet Indoor bowls, snooker and boules Indoor heated swimming pool Steam room, sauna & whirlpool Fully equipped fitness studio

DATES AND PRICES

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four three course evening meals

12 June

5 Days

£299

Four three course evening meals

12 June

5 Days

£319

Four full English breakfasts

7 August

5 Days

£299

Four full English breakfasts

7 August

5 Days

£319

Visit to Lowestoft

13 November

5 Days

£275

Visit to Lowestoft

13 November

5 Days

£289

Scenic tour of the Norfolk Broads

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Scenic tour of the Norfolk Broads

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Holiday insurance: £19.50

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Lakeside Coastal Village

Norton Grange Coastal Village

Located on the beautiful Hayling Island, Lakeside’s traditional holiday feel hits you the moment you arrive. With fabulous daytime activities including the indoor championship bowls hall plus an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Sitting pretty just yards from the Solent, Norton Grange is located just a 10 minute walk from the town of Yarmouth and it’s fascinating historic castle, small shops and beautiful coastline. A real sun seekers dream, enjoy the stunning views of the Solent whilst enjoying a cream tea.

Lakeside Coastal Village

Norton Grange Coastal Village

Open your front door and smell the sea air, this is beaching at its best. The pretty chalets are a gentle stroll from the leisure centre, bar and restaurant. All standard ground and first floor chalets are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Harbour Suite, Supreme Plus Chalet, Premier Lodge Chalet or Standard Plus Chalet.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing The Chichester Cabaret Diner Beautiful grounds to explore Shuffleboard, croquet, boules Championship indoor bowls (Oct-Apr) Archery and rifle shooting Pitch ‘n’ putt (seasonal) Indoor heated swimming pool Sauna and Steam room

DATES AND PRICES

The charming chalets are a gentle stroll from the leisure centre, bar and restaurant. All standard chalets provide everything you need from your room including comfort, quality and style. All standard chalets are en-suite with television, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Standard Plus or Premier Chalet (supplements apply). INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

SOME OF THE THINGS TO ENJOY Lots of daytime activities & facilities Nightly entertainment and dancing One unique restaurant Waterfront coffee lounge Beautiful grounds to explore Snooker, table tennis, darts Outdoor bowls, fun croquet Archery, air-rifle shooting Indoor heated swimming pool Bubble pool and sauna

DATES AND PRICES

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four nights accommodation

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Four three course evening meals

29 May

5 Days

£309

Four three course evening meals

17 April

5 Days

£275

Four full English breakfasts

21 August

5 Days

£309

Four full English breakfasts

6 November

5 Days

£275

Visit to Portsmouth

27 November

5 Days

£285

Visit to Newport

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Visit to Chichester

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Scenic tour of the Island

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Holiday insurance: £19.50

On board ‘welcome’ pack

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

Departure code: A

Return executive coach travel

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Tel: 01302 330 330

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Wales

With three national parks, 43 Blue Flag beaches and 870 miles of coastline, Wales is a country full of visual splendour and drama, set against a historic backdrop of druids, castles and conquest. This is country steeped in history.

Llandudno continues to be a popular destination, this celebrated Victorian seaside town attracts visitors all year round. Whilst Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, solitude and a warm welcome.

To the South of Wales, Pembrokeshire continues to win awards and accolades for the quality of its coastline and is a haven for swimmers, beachcombers, wildlife-watchers and walkers. Whilst St. David’s is the smallest city in Britain.

The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in the British Isles. All are narrow gauge steam railways and some have a history spanning well over 100 years and are worth a visit.

Strewn with vast green open spaces, mountain ranges and majestic coastlines, journey to the ancient Celtic kingdom of Wales, land of castles. Wales is a proud yet very friendly place with a rich history, traditional culture and lots to see and do.

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TOUR WALES

Boats & Trains of the Welsh Borderlands 5 day breakaway Beaufort Park Hotel The North Wales Borderlands are the whole of Wales in one small corner with mountains, valleys, coast, castles and rolling landscapes.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Mold.

Included cruise on Llangollen Wharf Aqueduct Cruise Included journey on the Llangollen Railway Included boat cruise on the River Dee Free time in Mold On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

19 June

5 Days

£319

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: C

ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting the town of Llangollen with an included cruise on the Wharf Aqueduct and journey on the Llangollen Railway. The two hour trip on the motorised canal boat travels across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The railway runs for 10 miles upstream, following the River Dee from Llangollen to the town of Corwen. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Chester with an included cruise. Enjoy a relaxing 30 minute cruise, journeying up river beneath the suspension bridge, Grosvenor Park and the Earls Eye, following the long sweep of the ‘meadows’.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Beaufort Park Hotel *** The Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run hotel, located just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold, set in the attractive North Wales countryside. All bedrooms are located on the ground and first floor and are all en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant. NO LIFT. Official rating AA 3 star.

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Scenic Snowdonia & Portmeirion 5 day breakaway Royal Victoria Hotel Uniquely located close to Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, discover the scenic delights of spectacular Snowdonia and beautiful Portmeirion.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Llanberis.

Entrance to Portmeirion Visit to Betws-y-Coed, Conwy & Caernarfon Journey on the Snowdon Mountain Railway Free time in Llanberis On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 April

5 Days

£299

2 October

5 Days

£299

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

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Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Portmeirion. This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia, surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the Snowdonia National Park visiting the village of Betws-y-Coed and the charming town of Conwy. Situated at the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed is a delightful village, whilst there is much to enjoy in Conwy, including its impressive castle. Later this afternoon we continue to the ancient Royal town of Caernarfon, dominated by King Edward I’s impressive medieval fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Llanberis with an included journey on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Located a short walk from the hotel, our scenic journey will travel from Llanberis to Clogwyn, ¾ of the way to the summit. The journey is operated by a diesel train and is subject to weather conditions. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Royal Victoria Hotel *** The Royal Victoria Hotel is uniquely located close to Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, within 30 acres of gardens and woodlands, which include the historic castle of Dolbadarn. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant with conservatory looking out over the lakes. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 3 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Llandudno & the North Wales Coast 5 day breakaway Four Oaks Hotel Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts and still retains much of its Victorian charm.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Llandudno.

Visit to the Isle of Anglesey Scenic tour of the Snowdonia National Park Free time in Llandudno On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

3 April

5 Days

£255

31 July

5 Days

£275

9 October

5 Days

£275

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to the Isle of Anglesey. Separated from the mainland of North Wales, by the Menai Straits, we visit the popular village of Llanfair PG and the town of Beaumaris. At Beaumaris you can enjoy a walk across the Victorian Pier and explore the medieval castle. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages all waiting to be explored.

Porterage

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Four Oaks Hotel The Four Oaks Hotel is situated in the centre of the Llandudno promenade. The Venue Cymru Theatre is next door to hotel. Town Centre is a short 10 minutes walk away. All Bedrooms are en-suite with TV and Tea Making Facilities. Comfortable Lounge with Bar. Entertainment most evenings in main season. Lift to all floors. No steps at front door of hotel for easy access.

Nightly entertainment

TOUR

Llandudno & the North Wales Coast 5 day breakaway Queens Hotel Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts and still retains much of its Victorian charm.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Llandudno.

Visit to the Isle of Anglesey Scenic tour of the Snowdonia National Park Free time in Llandudno On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 May

5 Days

£285

18 September

5 Days

£315

Single room supplement: £15.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage Nightly entertainment

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to the Isle of Anglesey. Separated from the mainland of North Wales, by the Menai Straits, we visit the popular village of Llanfair PG and the town of Beaumaris. At Beaumaris you can enjoy a walk across the Victorian Pier and explore the medieval castle. Wednesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages all waiting to be explored.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Queens Hotel Centrally situated on Llandudno’s Victorian Promenade just two minutes from the main shopping street, the family run Queens Hotel affords splendid views of the Bay, Great Orme and restored Pier. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include two restaurants, three bars and two ballrooms. Lift to all floors with steps to some bedrooms.

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NEW WALES

Little Gems in the Heart of Wales 5 day breakaway Metropole Hotel & Spa Explore the elegant Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells, the beauty of the Rheidol Valley and the spectacular Elen Valley.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Llandrindod Wells.

Visit to Aberystwyth Included journey on the Rheidol Railway Guided tour of the Elan Valley Entrance to Abbey-Cwn-Hir Hall Free time in Llandrindod Wells On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

3 July

5 Days

£359

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Two night’s entertainment

Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth, which is home to lovely beaches and pleasant promenade. Later this afternoon we board the Rheidol Railway, for a scenic journey through the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, it is the finest way to explore the valley. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to the famous Elan Valley to view the amazing Victorian dams which form five magnificent man-made lakes. During our circular tour we will be accompanied by a Park Ranger. We will enjoy a short visit to the visitor centre before making our way to AbbeyCwm-Hir Hall, a grade II listed historic house and one of Wales’ finest examples of Victorian Revival architecture.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Metropole Hotel & Spa **** Situated in the centre of the famous spa town of Llandrindod Wells, the Metropole Hotel has been owned by the same family for over 100 years and is the highest rated hotel in mid Wales. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

TOUR

Swansea and the Red Dragon

Image provided by National Botanical Gardens of Wales.

5 day breakaway Dragon Hotel Discover the delights of the Welsh Valleys and Gower’s countryside, rich in heritage and natural beauty and visit Wales’ second largest city, Swansea.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Gower Heritage Centre Guided tour of the Gower Peninsula Entrance to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales Free time in Swansea On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 April

5 Days

£309

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Image provided by the Gower Heritage Centre.

Monday We travel to Swansea. Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to the Gower Heritage Centre, where we are met by our guide for a tour of the Gower Peninsula, which will take in the highlights of the varied landscape of the Gower. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. Created within a beautiful 568 acre Regency park, this landmark visitor destination combines 200 year-old historical features with spectacular modern architecture and landscaping with a collection of some 100,000 different plants.

Thursday Enjoy a free day in Swansea, Wale’s second largest city and set on a five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. The city centre has extended seaward into the award-winning Marina and Maritime Quarter. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Dragon Hotel The Dragon Hotel is a modern hotel ideally located in the centre of Swansea and within easy reach of the picturesque beaches and attractions. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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WALES

TOUR

Cardiff & the Royal Mint 3 day breakaway Holiday Inn Cardiff North Go behind the scenes at the world’s leading export mint to follow the journey of a coin, from a blank to a bank with free time to explore Cardiff.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Visit to Worcester Guided tour of Cardiff Included Cardiff river cruise Guided tour of The Royal Mint On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

12 May

3 Days

£189

18 August

3 Days

£189

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: B

Friday We depart and travel to the Worcester Cathedral and University City of Worcester. The Cathedral is one of England’s most magnificent and inspiring buildings, a place of prayer and worship for fourteen centuries. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Cardiff and the Holiday Inn Cardiff North. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal. Saturday Today we include a guided tour of Cardiff and a river cruise. Discover Cardiff’s progress from a small settlement, to the world’s busiest port, to the modern capital city it is today. Cardiff Bay is one of Europe’s most exciting waterfront development and the city ranks among the UK’s top shopping centres.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Mint. For the first time in their 1000 year history the Royal Mint has opened a visitor centre that will allow you to go behind the scenes and see for yourself the people and the processes that put the pounds and pennies in your pocket. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

Holiday Inn Cardiff North The Holiday Inn Cardiff North M4, Jct 32, is a modern hotel ideally located on the outskirts of Cardiff, a short drive from the Royal Mint. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Lift to all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Tenby, Scenic Pembrokeshire Coast 5 day breakaway Clarence House Hotel The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park takes in the entire coastal strip – the only national park in the UK to be wholly coastal. Tenby is a town steeped in ancient history.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Tenby.

Visit to Pembroke & St. David’s Visit to Carmarthen Free time in Tenby On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

12 June

5 Days

£319

28 August

5 Days

£325

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: A ADDED VALUE Porterage Three night’s entertainment Nightly ‘happy hour’

98

Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to Pembroke and St. David’s. Pembroke is a charming walled town which dates back over 900 years and is famous for its Norman Castle. St David’s is named after the patron saint of Wales, Saint David and is the smallest city in Britain with a population of just over 1,600. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Carmarthen and its popular Wednesday Market. As the oldest town in Wales, Carmarthen is situated on the River Towy and offers the perfect mix of traditional and new. Independent traders sit comfortably alongside major High Street names, and modern shopping centres nestle amongst narrow cobbled streets.

Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Clarence House Hotel ** The family run Clarence House hotel is superbly situated on the South Shore seafront with stunning views of Caldy and St Catherine’s Islands and is a 5 minute level walk to the town centre and adjacent to stairs leading down to the beach. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a sea view restaurant, bar, lounge and seafront terrace. All floors are accessed by a lift, level to all floors. Official rating AA 2 star.

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WALES

Grand Tour of Wales 7 day breakaway Various Hotels With three national parks, 43 Blue Flag beaches and 870 miles of coastline, Wales is a country full of visual splendour and drama, set against a historic backdrop of druids, castles and conquest. This is country steeped in history. Our new Grand Tour of Wales will visit some of the most popular areas of Wales including Llandudno, one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts, the Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Parks and Wales’ historic capital city Cardiff. Wales is a proud yet very friendly place with a rich history, traditional culture and lots to see and do. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Beaufort Park Hotel Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Red Dragon Hotel Visit to Llandudno Included journey on the Great Orme Railway Included journey on the Welsh Highland Railway Included journey on the Ffestiniog Railway Visit to Llangollen Visit to Llandrindod Wells Free time in Swansea Entrance to the Gower Heritage Centre Guided tour of the Gower Peninsula Visit to Cardiff On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 July

7 Days

£439

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £24.50 Departure code: C ADDED VALUE Porterage

ITINERARY

Monday We travel to Mold. Tuesday Following breakfast, we include a visit to Llandudno. Llandudno is one of the largest and most popular of the Welsh seaside resorts and still retains much of its Victorian charm. We include a journey on the Great Orme Tramway. An engineering marvel of its age, it’s still the only cablehauled tramway still operating on British public roads and takes you to the top of the Great Orme and offers spectacular views over Llandudno’s bay. Wednesday Today we enjoy a day on-board the Welsh Highland Railway and Ffestiniog Railway. The Welsh Highland Railway starts from Caernarfon and travels to Rhyd Ddu on the slopes of Snowdon climbing over 600ft from sea level on its way. The Ffestiniog Railway starts from beside the harbour in Porthmadog, climbing from sea level to over 700ft on its journey through the Snowdonia National Park. Passing farmland and forest, lakes and waterfalls, through the mountains, and going round the only railway spiral in the UK. Thursday We depart North Wales this morning and begin our journey to South Wales. We will enjoy a break in Llangollen, quietly situated in the heart of the beautiful Dee Valley. You will have time to explore the magnificent scenery and browse the local shops, before we continue our journey into mid-Wales and the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells. Our final journey will take us through the Brecon Beacons National Park, before arriving in Swansea later this afternoon. Friday Enjoy a free day in Swansea, Wale’s second largest city and set on a five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. The city centre has extended seaward into the award-winning Marina and Maritime Quarter, where you’ll find attractions including the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre.

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Saturday Following breakfast, we include an excursion to the Gower Heritage Centre, where we are met by our guide for a tour of the Gower Peninsula, which will take in the highlights of the varied landscape of the Gower. Sunday We depart after breakfast and return home via a short visit to Cardiff. Cardiff is a city proud of its culture, history and language which have undergone a fascinating journey over the last 2000 years. Discover Cardiff’s progress from a small settlement, to the world’s busiest port, to the modern capital city it is today. Cardiff is a city of contrasts, where innovative 21st century architecture sits alongside the old grandeur of Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Bay is one of Europe’s most exciting waterfront development and the city ranks among the UK’s top shopping centres.

Beaufort Park Hotel *** The Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run hotel, located just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold, set in the attractive North Wales countryside. All bedrooms are located on the ground and first floor and are all en-suite with television, telephone and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant. NO LIFT. Official rating AA 3 star.

Red Dragon Hotel The Red Dragon Hotel is a modern hotel ideally located in the centre of Swansea and within easy reach of the picturesque beaches and attractions. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Lift to all floors.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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ENGLAND, THE ISLE OF MAN & THE CHANNEL ISLANDS SCOTLAND

Scotland

Discover Scotland and you will find the country is a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife and wonderful local produce, and topped off with a colourful history of epic battles and historic castles, all waiting to be discovered.

The world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh Castle is the highlight of the Scottish calendar. A ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, the Tattoo remains one of the most spectacular shows on earth.

Whilst the Outer Hebrides, 30 miles off the west coast of Scotland, are an idyllic island chain stretching 130 miles with plenty of things to see and do. It is also home to unspoilt, pristine natural habitats.

The Ayrshire Coast, consists of 80 miles of unspoiled scenery and is the birthplace of renowned poet Robert Burns. The region offers rolling green hills, a varied coastline and picturesque beaches and is the gateway to the Isle of Arran.

From one of the world’s greatest railway journeys to the many islands waiting to be explored, Scotland has something for everyone. Enjoy the country’s outstanding beauty and stunning landscapes, wildlife, food and drink and much, much more.

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Tel: 01302 330 330

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TOUR

SCOTLAND

Royal Edinburgh 3 day breakaway Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort Discover some of Edinburgh’s finest attractions linked to the Royal Family including the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to the Palace of Holyrood House Entrance to Edinburgh Castle Entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

2 June

3 Days

£225

27 October

3 Days

£225

Single room supplement: £45.00 Holiday insurance: £14.50 Departure code: D

Friday We depart and travel to Cumbernald. On arrival at the Westerwood Hotel the remainder of the day will be free to explore. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal then spend a relaxing evening in the hotel. Saturday Today we enjoy an excursion to Edinburgh with included entrance to the Palace of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. This fine palace is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history. Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.

Sunday We depart after breakfast and travel home via The Royal Yacht Britannia. Follow in the Royal Family’s footsteps when you step board the spectacular Royal Yacht. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort **** The Westerwood, near Glasgow, is situated in acres of spectacular grounds with stunning views over the golf course towards the magnificent Campsie Hills. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa and golf course. Lift to all floors. Official rating AA 4 star.

TOUR

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Image courtesy of The Helix

4 day breakaway Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the most spectacular show in the world, enjoyed by an international television audience of 100 million.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Three nights, bed & breakfast & two evening meals Free time in Edinburgh Entrance to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Guided tour of The Kelpies Visit to Stirling On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 August

4 Days

£319

Single room supplement: £65.00 Holiday insurance: £17.00 Departure code: D ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Monday We travel to Cumbernauld. Tuesday Morning at leisure with an afternoon visit to Edinburgh with included tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This afternoon will be free for you to explore the Capital of Scotland at your own leisure. You will also have time to have your evening meal at a place of your choice, before the coach collects you and transfers you to the Military Tattoo this evening. Please note it will be a late return to the hotel and some passengers may find the walk to the castle difficult. There is a short but steeply inclined walk up Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade. There is then a further 60-metre walk on average, followed by steps up to the spectator stands where generally, the seating is quite steeply tiered.

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to The Kelpies, the largest pair of equine sculptures in the world. Towering above the Forth & Clyde Canal, The Kelpies are a feat of engineering, each made with 300 tonnes of structural steel, and are a monumental tribute to the horse power heritage that was vital to the early industries of central Scotland. We will enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour, before making our way to Stirling, home to the historic Stirling Castle. Thursday We depart after breakfast and return home.

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort **** See Royal Edinburgh tour for hotel information.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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TOUR

NEW

Floors Castle & the Borders Railway 5 day breakaway Macdonal Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa Steeped in history, the Borders region has much to explore including Floors Castle and the new Borders Railway opened by The Queen in 2015.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Peebles.

Journey on the Borders Railway

Tuesday Following breakfast, we include a journey on the Borders Railway from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, passing rolling hills, the sparkling River Tweed and stopping by a range of charming towns along the way. On arrival in Edinburgh we enjoy time at leisure, to explore the city, dominated by the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. We return to the hotel by coach.

Visit to Edinburgh Visit to Melrose Visit to Kelso Entrance to Floors Castle Free time in Peebles Entrance to Traquair House On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

25 September

5 Days

£349

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: C

ADDED VALUE Porterage

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to the picturesque border town of Melrose, before continuing to Kelso. Later this afternoon we will head to Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited house. The castle stands overlooking the Tweed and holds outstanding collections of paintings, furniture, porcelain and tapestry.

Thursday Enjoy a morning visiting the handsome town of Peebles, situated on the River Tweed, before we travel to Traquair House, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Traquair which was originally a hunting lodge for Scottish Kings and Queens. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa **** Situated in beautiful Scottish Borders countryside on the banks of the River Tweed, it is ideally located for visiting Floors Castle and the new Borders Railway. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar, an indoor swimming pool, golf course and 200 acres of private grounds. Lift to all floors.

TOUR

Grand Scottish All Inclusive 5 day breakaway Tinto Hotel Set in an idyllic, peaceful, rural South Lanarkshire village, discover the unique Rosslyn Chapel and sumptuous Dumfries House.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Abington.

Three light packed lunches Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel & Dumfries House Visit to Ayr and Edinburgh Scenic tour of the Trossachs National Park On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 May

5 Days

£339

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50

Departure code: C

ADDED VALUE Tea & shortbread on arrival 3 drink vouchers per night Wine with dinner each evening 3 night’s entertainment

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Tel: 01302 330 330

Tuesday Today we head through beautiful Borders country towards Edinburgh, stopping off at the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, a truly compelling and unique building surviving the turbulent times of the Reformation, to the Da Vinci Code, as portrayed in the 2003 film starring Tom Hanks. We enjoy the afternoon in Edinburgh. Wednesday Following breakfast, we enjoy a scenic drive through an area of outstanding Highland beauty. We travel through the Trossachs visiting Callander, Aberfoyle and Drymen before stopping off at the southern shoreline of Loch Lomond, at Lomond Shores.

Thursday Today we travel to Ayr to take in some sea air, before heading to nearby Dumfries House, one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets, with sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings, all set in two thousand acres of land. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Tinto House Hotel Nestled in five acres of stunning gardens within the breathtaking countryside of the Scottish Borders, this traditional country house hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing break. All bedrooms are en-suite with bath or shower, television and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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TOUR SCOTLAND

Waterways of Scotland 5 day breakaway Rob Roy Hotel Cruise on a majestic Loch, sail under the magnificent Forth Bridge and be hoisted over 35m on the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boatlift.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Aberfoyle.

Cruise on Loch Katrine Entry to Falkirk Wheel & Boat Lift Maid of the Forth Cruise Five Lochs Scenic Tour On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

5 June

5 Days

£299

Single room supplement: Nil (limited availability) Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C (-2 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

TOUR

Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting the Trossachs with an included cruise on Loch Katrine. Travel through the glorious Trossachs to Loch Katrine and take your seat on the 100 year old Steamship Sir Walter Scott with the beauty of the Loch unfolding before you. Wednesday Today we enjoy a journey on the spectacular Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift. The Falkirk Wheel is a magnificent, mechanical marvel, which is used to connect the Forth & Clyde and Union canals in central Scotland. We continue to the outskirts of Edinburgh and enjoy a scenic cruise passing underneath the spectacular Forth Rail Bridge.

Thursday Enjoy a day at visiting Loch Lomond, the ‘Queen of Scottish Lochs’ before continuing via Loch Long, Loch Eck and Holy Loch to Dunoon. Later this afternoon, we take the ferry across the Firth to Gourock returning to the hotel. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Rob Roy Hotel ** Named after the legendary local folk hero Rob Roy McGregor, the Rob Roy Hotel is situated in an idyllic countryside setting at the gateway to the glorious Trossachs and is set within Scotland’s first National Park. All bedrooms are en-suite television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating Visit Scotland 2 star.

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Castles & Palaces of Ayrshire & Arran 5 day breakaway Hallmark Hotel Irvine Ayrshire consists of 80 miles of unspoiled coastal scenery and is the birthplace of the world renowned poet Robert Burns.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Monday We travel to Irvine.

Visit to the Isle of Arran

Tuesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Isle of Arran. Affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, It is the perfect place to experience stunning island landscapes and nature at its best. We include entrance to Brodick Castle Gardens, set against the dramatic backdrop of Goatfell Mountain.

Entrance to Brodick Castle Gardens Visit to Ayr Entrance to Dumfries House Entrance to Robert Burns Museum Entrance to Culzean Castle On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

31 July

5 Days

£359

Single room supplement: £80.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 ADDED VALUE Tea/coffee on arrival Porterage

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Departure code: C

Wednesday Following breakfast, we travel along the Ayrshire Coast to Ayr, the largest coastal town in South Ayrshire, before heading to nearby Dumfries House. One of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets, Dumfries House is adorned with sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings, all set in two thousand acres of land.

Thursday Enjoy a day visiting the Robert Burns Museum and Culzean Castle. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter and with its dramatic clifftop setting, Culzean is one of Scotland’s most popular castles. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Hallmark Hotel Irvine **** The Hallmark Hotel Irvine is located on the outskirts of Irvine on the Ayrshire Coast, one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas, characterised by the rolling green hills and 80 miles of unspoilt coastline. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant, bar and spacious lounge. NO LIFT, limited ground floor bedrooms. Official rating AA 4 star.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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Great Glen & Jacobite Railway 5 day breakaway Ornich Hotel Set against the majestic Highland landscapes of lochs and mountains, discover the world’s most famous loch and scenic Highland railway.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Tuesday We travel to Fort William.

Visit to Fort William

Wednesday Following breakfast, we include a visit to Fort William, one of the major resorts of the Highlands. Under the mighty hulk of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Fort William has lots to explore and enjoy.

Visit to Fort Augustus Cruise on Loch Ness Entrance to Urquhart Castle Journey on the Jacobite Railway Included 1-hour wildlife cruise On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel

DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

18 April

5 Days

£325

Single room supplement: £60.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C (-2 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

Thursday Today we enjoy one of the most scenic road journeys in Scotland, as you travel along the Great Glen to Fort Augustus, at the head of Loch Ness. Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s largest and most famous lochs, known around the world thanks to its elusive monster Nessie. We enjoy a scenic cruise on Loch Ness and included entrance to Urquhart Castle, before continuing to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Situated on the banks of the River Ness, Inverness is a thriving city, crowned by a pink crenelated castle.

Friday Following a leisurely breakfast, we include a journey on the Jacobite Railway. Take your seat on the nostalgic West Coast Railway regarded as one of the greatest journeys in the world. Journey is operated by a diesel train. We also include a scenic cruise, were you might catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Saturday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Onich Hotel *** Located by Loch Linnhe with gardens extending to its shores, the Onich Hotel is situated a short drive from Fort William, one of the major resorts of the Highlands under the mighty hulk of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. NO LIFT or ground floor bedrooms.

TOUR

Romantic Highland Railways 5 day breakaway Balavil Hotel Sit back, relax and revel in some of Europe’s most breathtaking rail journeys, capturing the contrasting villages and towns on your way.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway Journey on the Kyle Line Journey on the Jacobite Steam Railway 1-hour wildlife cruise On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

29 May

5 Days

£399

21 August

5 Days

£389

Single room supplement: £60.00 / £100.00 Holiday insurance: £19.50 Departure code: C (-2 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

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Monday We travel to Newtonmore. Tuesday Enjoy an included journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway. A leisurely drive to Aviemore with time at leisure to explore the resort before boarding the Strathspey Steam train to Broomhill – most famously known as Glenbogle in the popular ‘Monarch of the Glen’ series. Hauled by steam the 45 minute journey passes through Boat of Garten. Wednesday Today we enjoy a journey on the Kyle Line. We will depart the train at Inverness and travel to the Kyle of Lochalsh, by the Isle of Skye. The journey will pass moorlands and mountain regions, quoted by Michael Palin as being one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Europe. The single journey takes 2 hours, 40 minutes. Excursion may operate in reverse.

Thursday Following a leisurely breakfast, we include a journey on the Jacobite Steam Railway. Take your seat on the nostalgic West Coast Railway regarded as one of the greatest journeys in the world. The single journey takes 2 hours. We also include a scenic cruise, where you might catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Excursion may operate in reverse. Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.

Balavil Hotel The Balavil Hotel sits in the village of Newtonmore. All bedrooms are en-suite with, television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and a restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Lift to some bedrooms. Departure on the 29th May 2017 will be accommodated at the Macdonald Strathspey Hotel, Aviemore. www.wilfreda.co.uk


TOUR SCOTLAND

Hebridean Odyssey 7 day breakaway Various Hotels Journey 30 miles off the west coast of Scotland and explore the Outer Hebrides, an idyllic island chain stretching 130 miles with plenty of things to see and do. While you island hop around this stunningly beautiful part of the world, you can uncover the fascinating history of the region at one of many historical sites, check out the thrilling local bird and marine wildlife and witness the thriving arts and culture in the towns and villages. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel

Sunday We depart this morning and travel to the North of Glasgow for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast.

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Dunollie Hotel One night, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Dark Island Hotel

Monday After breakfast we head north, travelling alongside the beautiful Loch Lomond and into Glencoe. We will continue to the town of Fort William for a lunch break. Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, Fort William is situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Our journey continues past Eilean Donan Castle. Our final journey of the day takes us over the impressive Skye Bridge to Broadford and the Dunollie Hotel for one night, dinner, bed & breakfast.

Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Cabafeidh Hotel One night, dinner, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Packed lunch on Day 4 Guided tour of Lewis & Harris All ferry crossings On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

23 July

7 Days

£699

Tuesday Our scenic journey through the Isle of Skye will continue to Portree, the islands capital. The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Situated off the west coast of mainland Scotland, Skye’s landscape is distinctly Highland with its lochs, heather-clad moors and towering peaks. It is renowned for its natural beauty and offers plenty of wildlife, history, geology and beautiful scenery. We will continue to Uig and board our ferry to North Uist. On arrival in Lochmaddy we will continue to South Uist and enjoy one night dinner, bed and breakfast at the Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula.

Single room supplement: £110.00 Holiday insurance: £24.50 Departure code: C (-2 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

Atlantic Ocean

Stornoway Outer Hebrides Benbecula Portree

Ullapool

Inverness Broadford Fort William

SCOTLAND Atlantic Ocean

Loch Lomond

Glasgow

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North Sea

Wednesday Following breakfast we will enjoy a scenic tour of North and South Uist. The isle of Benbecula is a place where legend and lore is woven into an amazing island landscape, with stunning stories and spectacular scenery on offer across the island. We continue to Leverburgh for the short ferry crossing to Bernaray on the Isle of Harris. The Outer Hebridean island of Harris is one that has offered inspiration for generations with its rich traditions and stunning scenery. Our journey will continue to the Isle of Lewis, the largest of the Outer Hebrides and the town of Stornoway for two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at the Cabafeidh Hotel.

Thursday Today we enjoy a guided tour of Lewis and Harris with an experienced island guide. Our tour will include the impressive 5000 year old standing stones of Callanish (Scotland’s Stonehenge, but older) and an ancient thatched ‘blackhouses’ (typical crofting settlements) with entrance included. We will continue to the imposing Carloway Broch, a Fortified Tower dating back over 2000 years. Friday After breakfast enjoy a free morning to explore Stornoway, before boarding the ferry to Ullapool. The largest settlement and administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway, is home to a busy port were you can stroll along the quay and watch the local fisherman land the catch of the day. On arrival in Ullapool we continue towards Inverness and the Spey Valley for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. Saturday We depart the hotel after breakfast and begin our return journey home.

Dark Island Hotel The Dark Island Hotel is the largest hotel on the island of Uist, which stretches from Berneray in the north to Barra in the south and is situated 300m from a peaceful secluded beach. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. NO LIFT.

Cabarfeidh Hotel The Cabarfeidh Hotel is situated in a quiet residential area, less than one mile from the centre of Stornoway and its busy port and quay. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge, cocktail bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors.

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Join in the craic and discover the delights of the Emerald Isle, blessed with rugged coastline and beautiful scenery. Rugged mountain ranges dominate the skyline, while cosmopolitan cities and pretty villages are waiting to be explored.

For many people around the world, the Ring of Kerry encapsulates their image of Ireland, as each twist and turn of the scenic tour will reveal new sights including windswept cliffs, breathtaking scenery, spectacular lakes and unspoilt beaches. A mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for 100’s of years.

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The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties, from Donegal to Galway, Kerry to Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a journey of discovery and immerse yourself in the culture, music and food found in the towns and villages along the way. Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ireland.

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Galway, Aran Islands & Wild Atlantic Way 6 day breakaway Menlo Park Hotel From its northernmost point in Donegal to its southernmost in Cork, the Wild Atlantic Coast offers one of the world’s most diverse and spectacular coastlines. Immerse yourself in the culture, music and food found in the towns and villages along the way, climb the most breathtaking heights and experience a landscape that revives the soul. The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties, from Donegal to Galway, Kerry to Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a journey of discovery. Galway is our base for three nights with included excursions to the Cliffs of Moher and the Isle of Aran, pleasantly situated off the coast of Galway. An exciting new tour, not to be missed.

ITINERARY

Saturday We depart for the port of Holyhead and our crossing to Dublin. On arrival we continue to the outskirts of Dublin for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. (3 star hotel).

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday Following breakfast, we depart our hotel and make our way to Galway, making a break in Athlone. The largest town on the River Shannon, historic Athlone stands on the boundaries of two counties, Westmeath and Roscommon. Our journey will continue into County Galway and to the city of Galway for three night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at the Menlo Park Hotel.

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast in Dublin Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, dinner, bed & breakfast in Dublin Visit to Athlone Return ferry crossing to the Isle of Aran Guided tour of the Isle of Aran Entrance to Dun Aengus Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre Free time in Galway Visit to Dublin

Monday Today we enjoy a visit to The Aran Islands, as we travel by ferry from Rossaveal to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inishmor. Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the country. The Islands raw beauty and charm leaves visitors longing to return again and again. While the south west of the islands battles with the Atlantic, the north east coast offers smooth passage for visitors between the mainland at Ros a’ Mhil and the islands. You will travel to the Aran Islands as foot passengers and enjoy a guided tour of the island by minibus, including entrance to Dun Aengus, the finest example of a stone fort in Europe. Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Dun Aengus this is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands.

Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

27 May

6 Days

£499

Single room supplement: £100.00 Holiday insurance: £24.50 Departure code: D (-3 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

NORTHERN IRELAND

Irish Sea

North Atlantic Ocean

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IRELAND

Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of up to one million visitors every year. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland.

From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. We return to Galway with free time to explore the city. Take a walk along the Old Quays to visit the Spanish Arch and the Claddagh, which pay testament to Galway’s maritime history or spend time relaxing in Eyre Square beside the maze of streets offering a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants. Wednesday We depart Galway and begin our return journey home, enjoying time at leisure in Dublin. The fair city of Dublin is a beautiful medieval city, with a long and colourful past – its museums, art galleries and wonderful architecture, all chronicling it’s fascinating history. Immerse yourself in the history, heritage and culture of Dublin, a cosmopolitan capital city that still has an individual charm. Those in search of the perfect pint need look no further than one of Dublin’s thousand pubs. The vibrant city life brims with traditional Irish culture, all set against the backdrop of its stunning coastline. We will continue to our hotel on the outskirts of Dublin for one night dinner, bed and breakfast. (3 star hotel). Thursday An early departure as we travel to Dublin Port. A full breakfast is included on-board the ferry. We continue our journey home.

Menlo Park Hotel Located in its own private grounds, the Menlo Park Hotel is a modern hotel ideally situated a short distance from the city centre and for visiting the Aran Island and the Wild Atlantic Way. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Lift to all floors.

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Killarney & the Ring of Kerry 7 day breakaway Killarney Towers Hotel The Kingdom of Kerry is renowned for its natural beauty and an area of colourful contrasts, combining a rugged coastline with wonderful landscapes, dramatic mountain scenery and miles of golden beaches. The picturesque town of Killarney has been welcoming visitors for years and has retained its traditions throughout. For many people around the world, the Ring of Kerry drive encapsulates their image of Ireland, as each twist and turn will reveal new sights. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, dinner, bed & breakfast in Dublin

Wednesday We depart for the port of Holyhead and our crossing to Dublin. On arrival we continue to the outskirts of Dublin for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. (3 star hotel).

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, dinner, bed & breakfast in Dublin Visit to Limerick Visit to Adare Scenic tour of the Ring of Kerry Included Jaunting Car & Cruise

Thursday Following breakfast, we depart our hotel and make our way to Killarney, making a break in the city of Limerick. Set on the mighty River Shannon, Limerick has a rich history and strong heritage, which still remains today. We will also include a short visit to Adare, known as Ireland’s prettiest village. Our journey will continue into County Kerry to the town of Killarney for four night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at the Killarney Towers Hotel.

Scenic tour of the Ring of Kerry Visit to Cashel Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

26 July

7 Days

£589

Single room supplement: £140.00 Holiday insurance: £25.50 Departure code: D (-3 hours)

Friday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the famous Ring of Kerry. As part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is a mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. With undulating hills, soaring mountains, rugged coastline and picturesque, traditional villages, each twist and turn of the scenic tour will reveal amazing sights and spectacular views.

ADDED VALUE Porterage Entertainment (main hotel)

NORTHERN IRELAND

Irish Sea

Dublin North Atlantic Ocean

IRELAND Limerick

Slea Head

Adare

Dingle

Killarney

Ring of Kerry

Killarney National Park

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Saturday Enjoy a day at leisure with an included Jaunting Car Tour and Cruise, the perfect way to see the hidden delights of the Killarney National Park and the famous Lakes of Killarney. Killarney National Park was established in 1932 to protect one of Ireland’s most precious natural habitats. Beneath the wild, rugged summits of the country’s highest mountains, it encloses a beautiful sylvan landscape of ancient woodland, spectacular waterfalls and quiet lakes.

Sunday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Dingle Peninsula. The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s southwest coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine. We visit the picturesque fishing town of Dingle, before heading west to Slea Head, Europe’s most westerly point, whose outlying historic Blasket Islands are known as ‘the next parish to America’. Monday We depart Killarney and begin our return journey home travelling through Tipperary and visit Cashel, home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its heritage, from prehistoric raths to mediaeval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library. We will continue to our hotel on the outskirts of Dublin for one night dinner, bed and breakfast. (3 star hotel). Tuesday An early departure as we travel to Dublin Port. A full breakfast is included on-board the ferry. We continue our journey home.

Killarney Towers Hotel The Killarney Towers Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful town of Killarney, just minutes from the world renowned Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney and Muckross House. All bedrooms are en-suite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms.

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Dublin & Wicklow ‘River & Rail’ 5 day breakaway Glenview Hotel Known as the Garden of Ireland, Co. Wicklow is one of Ireland’s true scenic treasures with its magnificent hills and mountains, long sandy beaches, rivers and lakes. Featuring a massive range of flora and fauna, from naturally native to totally tropical, every garden has its own treasures and charms. Our tour will visit Powerscourt, voted number 3 garden in the world by National Geographic and enjoy a delightful journey along the beautiful east coast accompanied by a guide. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Four nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens Included guided coastal rail journey Entrance to Malahide Castle & Gardens River Liffey Cruise Visit to Dublin Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel

ORTHERN RELAND

DATES AND PRICES

Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

17 September

5 Days

£479

Single room supplement: £75.00 Holiday insurance: £22.50 Departure code: D (-3 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

Irish Sea Malahide

Dublin

Bray

Wicklow

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Sunday We depart for the port of Holyhead and our crossing to Dublin. On arrival we continue to the outskirts of Dublin and the Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club for four nights, dinner, bed and breakfast. Monday We begin with a visit to the beautiful Powerscourt Estate. The stunning Powerscourt Gardens are situated just 20kms south of Dublin City Centre. Set against the backdrop of the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is stunning in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens, there are many hidden treasures to explore. With over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, this 47 acres of Gardens has something for everyone. The Gardens were laid out over a period of 150 years and were designed to create a garden that was part of the wider landscape, creating one of the most majestic vistas in Ireland. Tuesday Enjoy one of the highlights of your tour today, a scenic train journey along the delightful coastline from Bray to Malahide on-board the DART, accompanied by a qualified guide who will tell the history of Ireland’s oldest railway. The capital’s iconic DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) system is a fast and frequent way of travelling into the city. The railway hugs the Irish Sea coast for much of its journey, making it one of the most scenic suburban railway routes in Europe. On arrival in Malahide we will enjoy tea and scones. We will continue to Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland, Malahide Castle was both a fortress and private home for nearly 800 years and is furnished with period furniture and an extensive collection of Irish portraits. We return to our hotel by coach.

Wednesday Today we enjoy a full day in Dublin and enjoy a pleasure cruise along the famous River Liffey, gliding under historic bridges and past iconic landmarks while an informative commentary reveals the city past and present. This afternoon is free to explore Dublin at your leisure. The fair city of Dublin is a beautiful medieval city, with a long and colourful past – its museums, art galleries and wonderful architecture, all chronicling it’s fascinating history. Immerse yourself in the history, heritage and culture of Dublin, a cosmopolitan capital city that still has an individual charm. Those in search of the perfect pint need look no further than one of Dublin’s thousand pubs. The vibrant city life brims with traditional Irish culture, all set against the backdrop of its stunning coastline. Thursday An early departure as we travel to Dublin Port. A full breakfast is included on-board the ferry. We continue our journey home.

Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club is situated in the picturesque and stunning Glen of the Downs in Wicklow. Set amongst 30 acres Landscaped Gardens and Woodland Walks in the heart of The Garden of Ireland, the Glenview Hotel is only a short drive from the centre of Dublin. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant with majestic views overlooking the Glen. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Lift to all floors.

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TOUR

Grand Tour of Ireland 12 day breakaway Various Hotels Join in the craic and discover the delights of the Emerald Isle, blessed with rugged coastline and beautiful scenery. Rugged mountain ranges dominate the skyline, while cosmopolitan cities and pretty villages are waiting to be explored. For many people around the world, the Ring of Kerry encapsulates their image of Ireland, as each twist and turn of the scenic tour will reveal new sights including windswept cliffs, breathtaking scenery, spectacular lakes and unspoilt beaches. From the beauty of the Ring of Kerry in the South to the mystery of Giants Causeway in the North, the tour will encompass the very best of Ireland. Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ireland. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast in Belfast Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast in Letterkenny Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast in Galway Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast in Killarney Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast in Dublin Guided tour of Belfast Entrance to the Titanic Story Entrance to the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre Entrance to the Glenveagh National Park Visit to Sligo Visit to Knock Visit to Galway Visit to Cliffs of Moher Visit to Limerick Jaunting Car Tour & Cruise Scenic tour of the Ring of Kerry Visit to Cork Visit to Cashel Visit to Dublin Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

2 October

12 Days

£899

Single room supplement: £195.00 Holiday insurance: £32.00 Departure code: D (-3 hours) ADDED VALUE Porterage

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ITINERARY

Monday We depart for the port of Holyhead and our crossing to Dublin. On arrival in Dublin, we continue to our journey north and into Belfast for two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Park Avenue Hotel. Tuesday Today we enjoy a guided tour of Belfast with included entrance to the Titanic Story. Belfast is a vibrant, modern city with a fascinating past. Get your bearings with a guided tour through its four ‘Quarters’ taking in historic landmarks including City Hall and Queens University. Later this afternoon we include entrance to Titanic Belfast. Titanic Belfast is an unmissable visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built. Inside the iconic building, you will re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery on the seabed. Wednesday We leave Belfast behind and travel along the breathtaking Antrim Coast to the world famous Giants Causeway. No tour to Northern Ireland would be complete without a visit to the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage site steeped in myth and legend. The Giant’s Causeway, located along the stunning North Antrim Coast, is an area of approximately 40,000 columns, the result of ancient volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Legend tells the story of how the giant Finn McCool created the Causeway as a challenge to his Scottish rival Benandonner. As well as being Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway is also a National Nature Reserve and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our scenic journey will continue to County Donegal and the town of Letterkenny for two night’s dinner, bed & breakfast at the Clanree Hotel.

Thursday Today we visit the Glenveagh National Park. The Glenveagh National Park and Castle, is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the North West of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 acres in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. The Victorian castle surrounded by beautiful gardens is picturesquely located on the eastern shore of the lake and is the focal point for visitors to the park. Friday We depart Letterkenny and begin our journey south and visit Sligo. Steeped in history and mythology, the county expresses itself in the music, art, and poetry of its people, made so famous by WB Yeats and others. We will continue into County Mayo and visit the Marian Shrine of Knock. Our scenic journey will continue to County Galway and the harbour city of Galway for two night’s dinner, bed & breakfast at the Maldron Hotel. Saturday Following breakfast, we travel into the centre of Galway for time at leisure. Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops, and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls. Sunday We depart Galway and continue our grand tour of Ireland and visit the Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of up to one million visitors every year. Standing 214 meters at their highest point they stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. We continue to the city of Limerick. Set on the mighty River Shannon, Limerick has a rich history and strong heritage, which still remains today. Our scenic journey will continue to County Kerry and the town of Killarney for three night’s dinner, bed & breakfast at the Killarney Towers Hotel. www.wilfreda.co.uk


IRELAND

Monday Enjoy a day at leisure with an included Jaunting Car Tour and Cruise, the perfect way to see the hidden delights of the Killarney National Park and the famous Lakes of Killarney. Killarney National Park was established in 1932 to protect one of Ireland’s most precious natural habitats. Beneath the wild, rugged summits of the country’s highest mountains, it encloses a beautiful sylvan landscape of ancient woodland, spectacular waterfalls and quiet lakes. Tuesday Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the famous Ring of Kerry. As part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is a mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. With undulating hills, soaring mountains, rugged coastline and picturesque, traditional villages, each twist and turn of the scenic tour will reveal amazing sights and spectacular views. Wednesday We depart Killarney and begin our return journey home travelling to Cork. Exciting, historical, full of life, Cork has lots to explore. As one of the main cultural hubs of Ireland, the Rebel city is brimming with a fascinating and exciting history. Our journey will continue through Tipperary to Cashel, home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its heritage, from prehistoric raths to mediaeval monasteries and fortified town houses. We will continue to our hotel on the outskirts of Dublin for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Stillorgan Park Hotel.

Thursday Today we enjoy free time in Dublin. The fair city of Dublin is a beautiful medieval city, with a long and colourful past – its museums, art galleries and wonderful architecture, all chronicling its fascinating history. Immerse yourself in the history, heritage and culture of Dublin, a cosmopolitan capital city that still has an individual charm. Those in search of the perfect pint need look no further than one of Dublin’s thousand pubs. The vibrant city life brims with traditional Irish culture, all set against the backdrop of its stunning coastline.

Giants Causeway

Glenveagh National Park DONEGAL

NORTHERN IRELAND

Donegal

Belfast

Donegal Bay

Sligo SLIGO

MONAGHAN LEITRIM

MAYO Marian Shrine of Knock

CAVAN

Dundalk Bay

LOUTH

ROSCOMMON MEATH

LONGFORD

WESTMEATH

North Atlantic Ocean

Galway

DUBLIN

OFFALY

IRELAND

Galway Bay

Cliffs of Moher

Irish Sea

Dublin

GALWAY

KILDARE WICKLOW

LAOIS CLARE Limerick

TIPPERARY

CARLOW Cashel

LIMERICK

KERRY Dingle Bay

Ring of Kerry

Tipperary

KILKENNY

WEXFORD

WATERFORD Killarney

Killarney National Park

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Friday An early departure as we travel to Dublin Port. A full breakfast is included on-board the ferry. We continue our journey home.

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Europe

Spread your wings and revel in the unique experience that travel on the continent has to offer. Discover old medieval towns and cities set amid backdrops of outstanding natural beauty that make Europe the perfect holiday destination.

Europe is a continent of contrasts, with ancient towns and cities, redolent of a bygone age to the pulse and pace of Paris, which somehow perfectly and effortlessly blends old world charm with new attractions. Europe has something for everyone.

Experience the awesome scale and beauty of Fjordland as you cruise gently along the magnificent Norwegian coast and fjords, on a fantastic ocean cruise. Millions of years of glacial activity created Norway’s uniquely spectacular coastline and astonishing fjords.

The stunning Italian Lakes remain a firm favourite, as does the spectacular Austrian Tyrol, while those seeking thrills and spills need look no further than Disneyland Resort Paris, a magical land which is set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2017.

From a relaxing cruise along the Rhine, to the Little Trains of Austria, there is something for everyone. No matter where you choose to visit, the very best in travel and accommodation will ensure your stay is unique and unforgettable.

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TOUR EUROPE

Disneyland Resort Paris 4 day breakaway Algonquin’s Explorers Hotel Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2017, Disneyland® Paris is a magical land, full of fantasy, fairy tales and adventure… A magical dream destination.

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Three nights, bed & breakfast

Monday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to the outskirts of Paris, arriving this evening at the Hotel Explorers.

Two Day Hopper Pass Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure: No. of days: Adult/Child: Price 28 August

1 Person

£559

4 Days

2 Persons

£419

3 Persons

£379

4/5 Persons

£349

6 Persons

£329

Holiday insurance: £20.00 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Tuesday & Wednesday Your included Two Day Hopper Pass will allow you unlimited access to both the Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney® Studios Park. Thursday We depart after breakfast and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive back in our local area later this evening. Swimming Pool Regulations: In accordance with French law regarding hygiene rules, please note that a swimming suit is compulsory – swimming briefs for men and swimming costumes or bikinis for women. Bermuda shorts, bathing trunks, board shorts and other clothing are strictly forbidden.

Algonquin’s Explorers Hotel The Algonquin’s Explorers Hotel provides themed rooms and many different play areas inspired by the Golden Age of Exploration and hosted by the legendary explorer, Archibald De Bacle! All bedrooms are en-suite with telephone, television, hairdryer, ceiling fan and tea and coffee making facilities. Bedrooms sleep up to 4 or 6 in a double bed and twin beds or bunk beds. The bunk beds are not suitable for persons of more than 11 stone. The upper bed is not suitable for children under 6 years. Additional facilities include 2 bars, 3 restaurants, indoor play area, heated indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors. The hotel is just a few minutes free shuttle ride from the Disney® Parks and Disney Village® and runs every 15-20 minutes from 06:00 to 23:45 (times subject to change).

TOUR

Paris – City of Light 4 day breakaway Pullman Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris is a very special place and surely the romance capital of Europe, if not the world. The atmosphere of this beautiful city is unique. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Three nights, bed & breakfast

Friday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to Paris, arriving this evening at the Pullman Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Sightseeing tour of Paris Paris by night tour Visit to Versailles Visit to the Latin Quarter Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

7 July

4 Days

£299

6 October

4 Days

£299

Single room supplement: £120.00 Holiday insurance: £20.00 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

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Saturday This morning we have a city sightseeing tour by coach and take in all the major sights of the city. The tour ends in central Paris at midday, after which you are free to explore the city at your own pace. We return to the hotel later this afternoon. This evening why not join our ‘Paris by Night’ tour. Sunday Today we visit Versailles, home to one of the most famous chateaus in Paris (entrance is not included). Anyone wishing to enter the chateau is recommended to book in advance. This evening why not join our visit to the Latin Quarter.

Monday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Pullman Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport Located in the North of Paris, at the heart of Charles de Gaulle Airport, the luxury Pullman Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport is ideally located for visiting Paris. All bedrooms combine functionality with elegance for optimum comfort and are en-suite with air-conditioning, television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness centre. Lift to all floors. Located close to the RER Station, the hotel has convenient access to central Paris

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Ypres, Arras & Passchendaele 5 day breakaway Mercure Lille Metropole Hotel This poignant tour is a fitting way to remember the fallen soldiers and focuses on the ‘fight for Flanders’ and the battlefield of Ypres. It also pays homage to the Battles of Passchendaele and Arras in 1917, 100 years after they occurred. Our tour will include visits to Ypres, In Flanders Fields Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery, one of the largest Commonwealth cemeteries in the world, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Vimy Memorial Park and the Carriere Wellington. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Four nights, bed & continental breakfast Visit to Ypres Entrance to ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum Entrance to Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 Free time in Lille Visit to Vimy Ridge Entrance to Carriere Wellington Free time in Arras Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

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Adult:

26 June

5 Days

£349

Single room supplement: £110.00 Holiday insurance: £22.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Monday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our hotel on the outskirts of Lille for four nights, bed and breakfast at the Mercure Lille Metropole Hotel. Tuesday Today we travel to the famous town of Ypres and the surrounding battlefields. Our visit will begin with included entrance to the ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum. 100 years ago, the Ypres region was the backdrop to one of the bloodiest battles in history and the exhibition, with fascinating video projections, unique sound bites and state-ofthe-art multimedia applications, immerses you in an experience showing what life was like on the front line. Later this afternoon we will travel to the Tyne Cot Cemetery. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is an impressive, yet understated haven of tranquillity that extends through the former battle landscape. With its 11,956 graves, it is one of the largest Commonwealth cemeteries in the world and it is a silent witness to the bloody Battle of Passchendaele. The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 presents the historic story of the First World War in a poignant and vivid way, with a particular emphasis on the Battle of Passchendaele. We return to Ypres later this afternoon for time at leisure and to witness the moving Last Post, at the Menin Gate. Every evening at 8 pm precisely, the ‘Last Post’ has been sounded since 1928 under the imposing arches of the Menin Gate. We return to the hotel, later this evening. Wednesday Following breakfast, today will be free to explore Lille. Grand Place is the perfect starting point to discover the Vieux Lille – the old part of the city, dating back to 12th century. The maze of narrow cobbled streets and red brick houses hide true treasures: small boutiques, designer shops, top quality restaurants and funky bars. Close to the Vieux Lille, you will find the star shaped citadel. This impressive military site was built in the 17th century as an order from the famous Louis XIV, the Sun King.

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Thursday Today we will focus on the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Second Battle of Arras, both of which occurred during the spring of 1917. Our first visit of the day will be to the Vimy Memorial Park. The Canadian Memorial monument is a tribute to all Canadians who fought in the First World War. On 9th April 1917 the four divisions of the Canadian Army Corps, fighting together for the first time and assisted by the British Fifth Division, stormed the ridge. The 117-hectare park is still dotted with shell craters. The trenches and tunnels recreate the conditions of the battlefields. We continue to Arras and discover the underground museum of Carriere Wellington, a site immersed in memory and emotion. In November 1916, the British started preparing for the 1917 spring offensive. Their stroke of genius: to have the New Zealand tunnellers connect up the town’s chalk extraction tunnels to create a real network of underground barracks large enough to accommodate up to 24,000 soldiers. A strategic location as well as a living space, the Quarry preserves the memory of those thousands of soldiers who lived underground just a few metres from the front, before launching themselves onto the field of battle on 9th April 1917 at 05.30, in a surprise attack on the German positions. The audio guided and escorted tour will begin with a 20-metre descent in a glass fronted lift. We will also enjoy free time to explore Arras. Friday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Mercure Lille Metropole Hotel The Mercure Lille Metropole is set amidst four hectares of magnificent greenery, a short drive or tram ride from the centre of Lille. All comfortable bedrooms are en-suite with air-conditioning, television, telephone, hairdryer and safe deposit box. To make your stay complete, enjoy La Brasserie Restaurant and the intimate bar. Other facilities include a small fitness centre and sauna. Lift to all floors. The hotel benefits from direct tram access to the centre of Lille via Line T (towards Tourcoing). www.wilfreda.co.uk


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Valleys of the Rhine, Moselle & Main 9 day breakaway MS Douce France Enjoy the combination of three great rivers, the enchantment of the Rhine, the grace of the Mosel and the charm of the Main. One of the most delightful parts of Germany, the Rhine is the longest and busiest waterway in Europe. The Moselle twists and turns its way between Trier and Koblenz along one of Germany’s most beautiful river valleys and the Main flows through the heart of Germany, surrounded by spectacular landscapes of lush green hillsides. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Six nights, Full Board One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Visit to Metz Visit to Frankfurt Visit to Cochem Visit to Koblenz Visit to Rudesheim Visit to Mannheim Visit to Strasbourg Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

14 August

9 Days

£1,189

Single room supplement: £285.00 Holiday insurance: £27.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

FULL BOARD (APPLIES TO CRUISE ONLY) The cruise is on a full board basis commencing with dinner on day one and ending with buffet breakfast on the final morning. Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board and drinks served at the bar are included excluding champagne and premium brands listed on the on-board drinks card. Please note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary and change the ship if necessary.

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Monday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Tuesday This morning we enjoy free time to enjoy Metz. As a three-thousandyear-old city, Metz has a rich heritage and architecture to explore. Later this afternoon we will continue to Strasbourg. Boarding of the MS Douce France will commence in Strasbourg from 18:00, with time to settle into your comfortable cabin and familiarise yourself with your ship before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. We will enjoy dinner this evening and cruise through the night. Wednesday Early this morning, we will go through the locks at Iffezheim and Gambsheim. We enjoy breakfast on-board and continue our journey down the Rhine, before joining the Main for our journey to Frankfurt. The Main, a tributary of the Rhine, provides the link between the Danube and Frankfurt, the largest city situated on its banks. We enjoy lunch while cruising. We arrive in Frankfurt later this afternoon with free time to explore. We will enjoy dinner and entertainment on-board this evening and cruise through the night. Thursday We enjoy buffet breakfast on-board, whilst gently cruising along the Moselle. We enjoy lunch on-board before arriving in Cochem, the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley. The magnificent Reichsburg, situated on a precipitous rock high above the town, dominates the landscape. We will enjoy dinner this evening and will be moored in Cochem. Friday We enjoy buffet breakfast on-board, whilst gently cruising along the Moselle. We arrive in Koblenz later this afternoon and enjoy lunch on-board, before time at leisure. Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges is the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz. We will enjoy dinner this evening and will be moored in Koblenz.

Saturday Breakfast in taken on-board whilst cruising up the Rhine. We will sail along the famous ‘Deutche Eck’. You will pass numerous castles nestling in the famous vineyards and the celebrated Rock of the Lorelei. Lunch will be taken on-board before arriving in Rudesheim. Dinner on board followed by a free evening in the lively Drosselgasse. We will enjoy dinner this evening and will be moored in Rudesheim. Sunday We enjoy buffet breakfast on-board, whilst gently cruising along the Rhine, towards Mannheim. Mannheim, is located on the banks of the Rhine and Neckar rivers and offers a wealth of sights to explore. We will enjoy a Gala dinner on-board this evening, followed by an evening of dancing and music. We continue our cruise through the night to Strasbourg. Monday Breakfast on board sailing up the Rhine towards Strasbourg arriving at 0900. We will enjoy free time to explore Strasbourg, before we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region in north eastern France. It’s the seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Tuesday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

MS Douce France Operated by Croisi Europe, Europe’s largest river cruise line, complete comfort is offered on the MS Douce France, which will be fully refurnished for 2017. A fully air conditioned ship, everything on-board has been designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It can accommodate 110 passengers on two decks. The MS Douce France has a boutique, elegant lounge bar with dance floor and restaurant with picture windows offering panoramic views. French and international cuisine will be served on-board. There is a large sun deck with deckchairs. All spacious cabins are located on the main and upper deck and are all equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite television and safe.

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Romantic Rhine & The Black Forest 8 day breakaway Various Hotels One of the most delightful parts of Germany, the Rhine is the longest and busiest waterway in Europe. Marvel at the diverse countryside through which the river flows including fairytale castles, half-timbered houses. It is also one of Germany’s most famous wine growing regions. The Black Forest is famous the world over. Deeply rooted in its traditional culture and best known as the home of the cuckoo clock, the Black Forest is an area of mountains and forest. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Two nights, dinner, bed & breakfast Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel A visit to Koblenz Guided tour of Rudesheim Included return cable car journey Included river cruise Visit to Schonach Visit to Triberg Waterfalls Entrance to the Black Forest Open Air Museum Guided tour of Freiburg Cruise on Lake Titisee Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

24 June

8 Days

£679

Single room supplement: £135.00 Holiday insurance: £26.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

Saturday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday This morning we continue our journey through Belgium and into Germany for two nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Carat Hotel Traube Rudesheim. Our scenic journey will follow the route of Rhine, as we enjoy a visit to Koblenz. Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges, the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, offers an abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings. Its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways and river promenades make Koblenz a friendly and relaxing town. Later this afternoon we travel to St. Goar and enjoy a cruise along the Rhine to Bingen. As you gently glide down the Rhine, you can admire the enchanting village and famous Lorelei Rock. Monday Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Rudesheim. We will enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, which will include a return journey on the cable car to the Niederwald Monument. A highlight of any visit to Rudesheim is the ride in the cable car. The awe-inspiring panoramic views over Rudesheim’s old town and the shimmering waters of the Rhine dotted with green isles make the smooth glide over the vineyards a very special experience. Tuesday Today we depart Rudesheim and begin our scenic journey along the Rhine and into the Black Forest for three nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Klosterbraustuben. Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Schonach, home to one of the region’s largest cuckoo clocks and Triberg, home to the highest waterfall in Germany. There is a small charge to view the waterfall and the walk may not be suitable for passengers with walking difficulties. Our final visit of the day is to the Black Forest Open Air Museum in

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Gutach, which preserves the cultural assets and promotes the region’s heritage. Here you can learn how people have lived and worked in the Black Forest Region for the past 400 years. Thursday Enjoy a day visiting Freiburg, were we enjoy a guided tour of the city. Known as the Jewel of the Black Forest, Freiburg is home to one of Germany’s most famous universities, founded in 1457. Freiburg´s magnificent Gothic cathedral is also one of the oldest and most beautiful in Europe. We continue on to the charming and picturesque Lake Titisee, where you will enjoy a lake cruise. Friday We depart Zell am Harmersbach and begin our return journey home travelling through Germany and into France for one night, bed and breakfast. Saturday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Carathotels Hotel Traube Rüdesheim The Carathotels Hotel Traube Rudesheim is situated at the heart of the historic old town. The famous Drosselgasse is directly around the corner and the River Rhine is opposite. All bedrooms are en-suite with shower or bath, television and telephone. Additional facilities include a bar and breakfast restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and sauna. Lift to some bedrooms, with steps to others.

Hotel Klosterbraustuben Set in the Black Forest town of Zell am Harmersbach, amid the idyllic Harmersbachtal valley, the Hotel Klosterbraustuben, offers rustic charm. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and some have a small balcony. Additional facilities include a restaurant, bar and garden terrace. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath and plunge pool. Lift to some bedrooms, with steps to others.

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Boats, Trains & Palaces of Saxony 8 day breakaway Mercure Hotel Saxony is among Germany’s most scenic regions. It offers an interesting mix of steam driven transport, with narrow gauge railways and authentic paddle boats. Rising from the ashes of World War II, meticulous restoration has resulted in the wonderful city Dresden is today. Combine these ever appealing features with cultural highlights like the Moritzburg Palace and Meissen Porcelain Factory and you have an unbeatable tour! INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Five nights, bed, breakfast & 4 evening meals One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel 1 x set-dinner in a local restaurant in Dresden Guided tour of Dresden Entrance to Dresden Museum of Transport Single journey on Weisseritztalbahn Included cruise on the Elbe Guided tour of Meissen Porcelain Factory Free time in Dresden Single journey on Lössnitzgrundbahn Entrance to Moritzburg Palace Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

5 August

8 Days

£739

Single room supplement: £170.00 Holiday insurance: £26.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

Saturday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday This morning we continue our journey through Germany and into Dresden for five nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercure Hotel Dresden Elbpromenade. Monday Enjoy a day visiting Dresden with a local guide and learn more about this fascinating 800 year old city which literally rose again from the ashes to be lovingly restored after the Second World War. Afterwards you will visit the Transport Museum. The museum will take you on a journey through 200 years of transport history. Follow the time line to discover more about how vehicles with and without engines influenced the lives of people in Germany before the Second World War and during the East German regime, and still do today. In the afternoon we will travel south to Freital-Hainsberg where you will board the Weisseritztalbahn, a little train which will take you on a 15km journey to Dippoldiswalde and is regarded as one of the most beautiful journeys in Europe. Tonight’s set-evening meal will be served in a traditional restaurant in Dresden. Tuesday Today we enjoy a scenic cruise by steam along the calm waters of the Elbe, which flow through the city of Dresden. Our cruise will travel from Dresden to Blasewitz and will give you a different perspective of the city. Later this afternoon we will continue to Meissen, home to the famous Meissen porcelain, which dates back to 1708 and was the first to be made outside China. Whilst on a guided tour of the factory, you will learn more about the history and production of the world famous porcelain, after which there is a stunning museum displaying pieces from throughout the company’s existence.

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Wednesday Enjoy a free day to explore Dresden further. Dating from the 12th century, Dresden is a stunningly beautiful place, sitting majestically astride the stately waters of the River Elbe. There is lots to explore in the city including the Semper Opera House, the Church of Our Lady and the Zwinger Castle, as well as twelve museums. A pleasant ambience pervades throughout the city with tasteful shops, cobbled streets and cosy restaurants and with talented street musicians keeping Dresden’s musical heritage alive. Thursday Today we travel to Radebeul for an included journey on the Lössnitzgrundbahn, an old steam train dating back to 1884. The narrow gauge railway will travel through delightful scenery, along the 16 kilometers of track to Moritzburg. On arrival in Moritzburg, we will continue to the impressive 15th century Baroque Moritzburg Palace. Surrounded by water, the palace is one of the finest of its kind and one of the most impressive baroque palaces in central Europe. Friday We depart Dresden and begin our return journey home travelling through Germany to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Saturday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Mercure Hotel Dresden Elbpromenade The Mercure Hotel Dresden Elbpromenade is situated on the outskirts of Dresden, on the banks of the Elbe with views of the stunning Radebeul vineyards. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and hair dryer. Additional facilities include a restaurant and bar with views over the Elbe. Leisure facilities include a terrace, gardens, steam bath and Finnish sauna (additional charge). Lift to all floors. The hotel benefits from direct tram access to the centre of Dresden via Tram Line 1.

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Austrian Fairytales 8 day breakaway Lift Hotel Cultural cities, crystal lakes, Tyrolean peaks and meadows, fascinating attractions and traditions, Austria remains a favourite destination. Combine spectacular scenery with renowned Austrian hospitality for a winning tour. Historic steam trains, relaxing lake cruises; silver mining and Schnapps production are sure to please. Film buffs can visit the Sound of Music scenery and culture fans can visit Mozart’s house in Salzburg. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Five nights, All Inclusive One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Visit to Salzburg Visit to Innsbruck

Sunday This morning we continue our journey through France and into Austria for five nights all inclusive at the Lift Hotel.

Free time in Kirchberg Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

10 June

8 Days

£559

30 September

8 Days

£559

Single room supplement: £100.00 Holiday insurance: £26.50 Departure code: F ALL INCLUSIVE (applies to main hotel only) Buffet breakfast Packed lunch 3 course evening meal with choice of main course Daily afternoon tea/coffee and cake 09:00 to 22:00 inclusive FREE drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks, mineral water, house wine and local beer) VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

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Saturday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast.

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Monday Enjoy a day at leisure or you may wish to join our OPTIONAL excursion, a scenic drive on the spectacular Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The famous alpine road leads you right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. At 12,460 feet, the pyramid-shaped Grossglockner is not only the highest mountain in Austria, it also counts among the highest peaks in the Alps. It is the epitome of an impressive natural experience! The optional excursion is subject to sufficient numbers and will be at a supplementary charge, payable directly to the tour driver. Your tour driver will provide you with further information. Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to Salzburg known as the ‘Sound of Music’ city and one of the best preserved historic cities in Europe. Set amongst wonderful alpine scenery, Salzburg is dominated by the magnificent Hohensalburg Fortress which can be reached by the funicular railway or on foot. The centre has changed little over the years with its many towers, domes, impressive square and narrow lanes. Visit Mozart’s Square situated in the heart of the city, the Dom (cathedral), beautiful Mirabell Gardens and the narrow streets of Getreidegasse for shopping.

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Innsbruck. The capital of the Alps and two time host of the Olympic Games (1964 and 1976). Situated on the River Inn, the regions capital has a charming old town and its own Hofburg Imperial Palace, and Ambras Castle. Amidst the charming old town, you will find Innsbruck’s greatest tourist attraction and its most characteristic landmark: The Golden Roof. This lovely town affords views of the steep, surrounding valley sides, with cable cars departing from the town up the slopes. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday We depart Kirchberg and begin our return journey home travelling through Austria and into France for one night, bed and breakfast. Saturday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Lift Hotel The family run Lift Hotel enjoys a quiet, picturesque location, 800 metres from the centre of the traditional Tyrolean village of Kirchberg. Here you will discover Tyrolean warmth, traditional hospitality and creative cuisine. The hotels is located just 300 metres from the Maierl ski lift with connections to the whole of the Kitzbühel area. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and hair dryer. Additional facilities include a restaurant and lounge bar. Leisure facilities include a sauna. Lift to all floors.

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Little trains of Austria 8 day breakaway Hotel Jenbacherhof Enjoy a nostalgic trip through the Tyrol and Salzburg regions of Austria and get to see some magnificent mountain scenery from the best vantage points, the nostalgic little trains of Austria. Experience the Achensee Cog Railway, the nostalgic Ziller Valley Steam Train and the Pinzgauer Narrow Gauge Railway, which trundles through the Salzach Valley to the Krimml Waterfalls. The romance of steam, combined with years of history, make this tour a must see. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Five nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Journey on the Achensee Cog Railway Visit to Rattenberg Guided tour of glass showroom Journey on the Ziller Valley Railway Entrance to Gold Mine Journey on the Zillertaler pick-up train Journey on the Pinzgauer Railway Free time in Jenbach Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

22 July

8 Days

£629

Single room supplement: £130.00 Holiday insurance: £26.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

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Saturday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday This morning we continue our journey through France and into Austria for five night’s dinner, bed & breakfast at the Hotel Jenbacherhof. Monday Enjoy a day travelling on-board the Achensee Cog Railway. For over 120 years, since 1889 to be exact, the train has hauled itself, huffing and puffing, up the mountain. From Jenbach in the Inntal valley to Achensee, it tackles some seven kilometres and 440 metres altitude. Achensee Steam Cog Railway is the oldest of its kind in Europe and is still in constant use. Our scenic rail journey will travel from Jenbach to Seespitz. We return to our hotel and visit Rattenberg, the oldest and smallest town in the Tyrol, known today as the Tyrolean home of glass and crystal. We will make a short visit to one of the glass showrooms, to see the artisans at work. Tuesday Today we enjoy a journey on the nostalgic Ziller Valley Steam Railway. On July 31st, 1902 this wonderful narrow gauge steam train made its first journey from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. It was almost closed in 1965 to make way for a new road which was being constructed. Fortunately saved, it still operates along the Ziller Valley to this day. Our scenic journey will travel from Jenbach to Mayrhofen and whilst on-board we enjoy a little schnapps and some folk music along the way. Later this afternoon we continue to a gold mine in Zell am Ziller and learn about the 350 year old history of this nearly forgotten trade. Get a glimpse of the working conditions underground and learn about the lifestyle of the miners. We will include a ride on the Zillertaler pick-up train.

Wednesday Today we enjoy a day at leisure to explore Jenbach. The market town of Jenbach in the south of Lake Achensee. In summer the outdoor pool ‘Terrassenbad Jenbach’ attracts people from all over the region and other attractions are of course Lake Achensee and the world of mountains surrounding Jenbach. Thursday Today we enjoy a journey on the Pinzgauer Narrow Gauge Railway. For more than 100 years this narrow gauge railway has been winding along the picturesque Salzach Valley to the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Krimml Waterfalls. These falls are the highest in Europe and the 5th highest in the world. Walk down to the base of the falls or follow the trail up the side for a close-up experience of this breath-taking spectacle. This is a must for photographers and nature lovers. Our scenic rail journey will travel from Mittersill to Krimml. Friday We depart Kirchberg and begin our return journey home travelling through Austria and into France for one night, bed and breakfast. Saturday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Hotel Jenbacherhof The family-owned Jenbacher Hof Hotel is situated 500 metres from the train station, right in the centre of Jenbach. A small traditional inn until 1989, it was then turned into a hotel. All bedrooms, some with a shared balcony, have views of the surrounding mountains and are furnished in a modern style and are en-suite with television, telephone and hair dryer. Additional facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant serving traditional Tyrolean specialities and international cuisine. The third floor of the hotel is home to a small spa with an indoor swimming pool where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountain range. Lift to all floors.

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Splendours of Lake Maggiore 10 day breakaway Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac Old world charm, flower-filled lake islands and shores spanning two countries make Maggiore one of Italy’s most elegant destinations. Lake Maggiore’s classical charm and sophistication might make you think you’ve stepped back into 1920’s Italy. The resort of Stresa, on the western shore, is set within the secluded Borromean Bay and has a pleasant lakeside promenade brimming with cafés overlooking the Borromean Islands and has three main piazzas. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Image: IsolaBella, © Maggioni Tourist Marketing, Roberto Maggioni

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One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Visit to the Borromeo Islands Visit to Lake Orta

Saturday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday This morning we continue our journey through France and into Italy for seven nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Milan Sperenza au Lac.

Rail journey from Stresa to Locarno Cruise from Locarno to Stresa Visit to Lake Como Free time in Stresa Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

8 July

10 Days

£819

Single room supplement: £175.00 Holiday insurance: £28.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

Monday Enjoy a day visiting the stunning Borromeo Islands. Situated on the western side of Lake Maggiore, directly opposite Stresa, the three Borromean Islands lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains. The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. The three Borromean Islands share a pleasant climate, but each offers a very different experience. Isola Bella was completely transformed by its occupants, and its palace and gardens are the epitome of opulence and luxury. In contrast, the Isola dei Pescatori, with its village unchanged by time, offers a fascinating simplicity. Finally, the exotic atmosphere of the lush and tranquil Isola Madre can be credited to the gardens that almost totally cover it. The boat does not stop at Isola Madre. Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to Lake Orta, one of the smallest Italian Lakes and separated from Lake Maggiore by Mont Mottarone. We will enjoy a visit to Orta San Giulio, one of northern Italy’s best kept secrets and one of its prettiest lakeside towns. Enjoy browsing the old cobbled streets or take a boat ride over to the island, Isola San Giulio and visit the characterful monastery. Wednesday Enjoy a day visiting the north of the lake and across the border in Switzerland. We will depart from Stresa and take the train up to Domodossola, at which point you change onto the scenic high level railway, the Centovalli. The Centovalli Railway leads across the dizzying heights of viaducts, past deep ravines and thundering waterfalls, through sunlit chestnut forests and fertile vineyards, tunnels and hairpin bends.

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We arrive in the bustling town of Locarno, on the Swiss shores of Lake Maggiore. After revelling in the fabulous views during your ride, you will have time to relax, before returning to Stresa by boat. Your passport will be needed for this excursion. Thursday Today we enjoy a visit to Lake Como. Lake Como is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy and has attracted the aristocracy to its shores for centuries and, more recently, celebrities and film directors. Parts of the James Bond movie, ‘Casino Royale,’ were filmed on its shores and celebrities such as George Clooney has a home here. Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Today is market day in Stresa. Saturday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Sunday We depart Lake Maggiore and begin our return journey home travelling through France to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Monday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac The hotel Milan and Speranza au Lac, is a traditional, old world hotel with a wonderful ambience. The hotels Milan and Speranza au Lac stand proudly together, across from the lake front in Stresa’s town centre and are just a short walk from the ferry departure point, from which boats leave to visit the Borromeo Islands. All individually styled bedrooms vary in size due to the historic nature of the building and are all en-suite television, air conditioning, safe, free Wi-Fi connection and hair dryer. The elegant restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with a friendly and professional service. The hotel also benefits from a relaxing bar. Lift to all floors.

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VALUE TOUR

NEW EUROPE

Lake Iseo, Lake Como & Lake Garda 10 day breakaway Iseolago Hotel Nestled between the larger and more famous Lakes of Garda and Como, you will find stunning Lake Iseo. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Lake Iseo is an unspoilt beautiful lake which has some of the prettiest port villages in Italy. The main town of Iseo is on the south shore, its medieval origins evident in the street patterns, arcaded shopping areas and peaceful squares. Lake Iseo’s most striking feature is Monte Isola Island, the largest inhabited lake island in Europe. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Guided tour of a wine cellar and tasting Cruise to Monte Isola

Saturday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday This morning we continue our journey through France and into Italy for seven nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Iseolago.

Visit to Monte Isola Cruise to Lovere Visit to Lovere Visit to Sirmione Visit to Desenzano Visit to Lake Como Free time in Iseo Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

2 September

10 Days

£819

Single room supplement: £195.00 Holiday insurance: £28.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

Monday Enjoy a day visiting a nearby wine cellar with an included guided tour, followed by a tasting and light snack. Located in the Franciacorta Valley, this region is known throughout Italy, especially for its production of top quality sparkling white wine, or spumante as it is known in the ‘bel paese’, meaning ‘beautiful country’. We will return to Iseo, were we will have free time to explore its historic centre. Tuesday Today we enjoy a visit to Monte Isola, the largest inhabited lake island in Southern Europe. We will travel the short distance to Sulzano and board the ferry for the journey across the lake to Peschiera Maraglio, an old village of fishermen and craftsmen where fishing and hunting nets are produced. This village is very characteristic with the 17th-century church of St. Michael (S. Michele) and its ancient lanes which climb steeply up towards the mountain. Later this afternoon we board our second ferry of the day to Lovere, situated on the western shores of the lake and once described as “the most romantic place I have ever seen” by an English writer. We return to Iseo along the eastern shores of the pretty lake. Wednesday Enjoy a day visiting the picturesque town of Sirmione on Lake Garda. Known as “the pearl of the islands and peninsulas”, Sirmione is famous for its thermal water with its healing properties and is situated on the south bank of Lake Garda with a long narrow peninsula that divides the gulfs of Desenzano and Peschiera. We enjoy free time to exploring the shops and sights of this beautiful medieval town before visiting Desenzano, one of Garda’s most vibrant and fashionable lakeside resorts, teeming with designer shops and stylish cafes.

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Thursday Today we enjoy a visit to Lake Como. Lake Como is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy and has attracted the aristocracy to its shores for centuries and, more recently, celebrities and film directors. Parts of the James Bond movie, ‘Casino Royale,’ were filmed on its shores… and celebrities such as George Clooney, Richard Branson and Madonna reportedly have homes here. Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Sunday We depart Lake Iseo and begin our return journey home travelling through France to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Monday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Hotel Iseolago Nestled in beautiful landscaped gardens, near the lake and 1 km from Iseo town, the Hotel Iseolago offers stylish accommodation and comfortable public areas. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hairdryer and mini bar. Leisure facilities include pleasant gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, solarium (additional charge). Lift to all floors. The hotel operates a small shuttle bus to and from the centre of Iseo, for a small charge. Shuttle bus does not operate on weekends.

Tel: 01302 330 330

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VALUE TOUR

DRINKS INCLUSIVE

Calella, Costa Brava 10 day breakaway Hotel Volga The Costa del Maresme is situated on the coastline of the Province of Barcelona. Its Mediterranean climate, crystal waters, superb beaches and promenade make it an ideal destination for a relaxing break. The old town is situated around the church of Santa María, a Neoclassical building with a Baroque main front. With its historic old quarter, the popular resort of Calella has an authentic Spanish feel, yet still offers a full range of tourist facilities. A firm favourite. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Visit to Barcelona Visit to Sant Feliu de Guixols

Saturday This morning we continue our journey through France and into Spain for seven night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Volga.

Visit to Platja d’Aro Visit to Tossa de Mar Visit Lloret de Mar Free time in Calella Return ferry crossing

Sunday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information.

On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

26 May

10 Days

£639

15 September

10 Days

£649

Single room supplement: £195.00 Holiday insurance: £28.50 Departure code: F DRINKS INCLUSIVE (applies to main hotel only) The drinks inclusive package is inclusive of:18:00 to 22:00 inclusive FREE drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks, local beer and a selection of local spirits) VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

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Friday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast.

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Monday Today we enjoy a visit to Barcelona. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that incorporates in its urban street pattern Roman remains, medieval districts and the most beautiful examples of modernism and 20century avant-garde art. Enjoy a stroll along the wide promenade Las Ramblas, explore the narrow alleys, boutique shops and tapas bars in the Barrio Gothic and don’t miss the eye-catching buildings designed by Spain’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, including the Parc Guell and the magnificent Church of the Sagrada Familia. Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting Sant Feliu de Guixols and Platja d’Aro. Located in the southernmost end of the region, on a small bay that opens up between the mountains of Sant Elm and the hills of El Molí de les Forques, Sant Feliu de Guíxols is known for its cork industry and seafaring tradition. The cosmopolitan resort of Platja d’Aro is a popular weekend and shopping destination for the local Catalans. Enjoy the beautiful main beach or find one of the secluded bays which from the resort centre.

Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Cliffs, pinewoods, coves and beaches make up the coastal profile of the county of La Selva, the setting for Tossa de Mar. The most southerly sector of the Costa Brava offers an incredible range of history, art and leisure on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. With a deep seaside tradition, Lloret de Mar it is one of the largest tourist centers on Gerona’s sea front. Beaches and coves with clear water combine with an interesting historic centre and a wide range of attraction. The town has over one thousand years of history and the Iberian settlements, mediaeval castles, chapels and gardens bear witness to the town’s origins. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday We depart Calella and begin our return journey home travelling through Spain and into France for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening.

Hotel Volga The Hotel Volga is located in the heart of Calella, 100 metres from the beach and a short walk from Downtown Calella with an array of shops, restaurants, bars and many tourist attractions. All bedrooms are en-suite with air-conditioning, television and direct dial telephone. Additional facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful terrace with sun loungers and parasols. Lift to all floors.

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VALUE TOUR

NEW EUROPE

Andorra & the Pyrenees 10 day breakaway Nordic Hotel Tucked away in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains, the tiny Principality of Andorra is a land of narrow valleys and mountainous landscapes. Andorra features pretty villages and hamlets filled with Romanesque churches and traditionally built houses. Its capital town, Andorra La Vella, boasts plenty of unique sights to explore and away from the town you can discover Andorra’s scenic valleys, where stunning mountain scenery and pine forests create a truly memorable sight. INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Seven nights, dinner, bed & breakfast One night, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel Visit to Meritxell Visit to Engolasters

Friday We depart for Dover early this morning and our crossing to Calais. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Saturday This morning we continue our journey through France and into Andorra for seven nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Nordic Hotel.

Scenic tour of the scenic four valleys Visit Andora la Vella Journey on the Nuria Rack Railway Visit to La Molina Visit to La Seu d’Urgell Visit to Puigcerda Free time in El Tartar Return ferry crossing On board ‘welcome’ pack Return executive coach travel DATES AND PRICES Departure:

No. of days:

Adult:

18 August

10 Days

£629

Single room supplement: £245.00 Holiday insurance: £28.50 Departure code: F VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL. THE CROSS CHANNEL CROSSING MAY BE REPLACED WITH EUROTUNNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

It is recommended that all passengers take an overnight bag on all European Holidays that include overnight accommodation.

Sunday Today we enjoy a visit to Meritxell to discover the Sanctuary and its 7 wooden figures representing the 7 parishes of Andorra. We then head to the crystal lake of Engolasters where you can admire the views and relax on the lakeside or stroll around the lakefront. Monday Enjoy a day visiting Andorra’s four scenic valleys, as we travel through the spectacular scenery to Ordino, La Massana, Pal and Escalades. We will also have time at leisure to explore Andorra’s capital Andorra La Vella, with its wealth of shops and designer boutiques and tax free savings! Don’t forget to explore The Barri Antic (old town), the original heart of the town when it was little more than a village and stroll in the Placa del Poble, the large public square. Tuesday Enjoy a day visiting Spain, as we travel through the Catalan countryside to the village of Ribes de Freser. We will board the Vall de Nuria rack railway and travel 12.5 km over an incline of more than 1000 meters, providing stunning views of the valley below. The breathtaking beauty of the landscape travelled by the Nuria rack railway is just unmissable and it is the only way to access the valley. We will then return to Andorra via the oldest ski resort in Spain, La Molina. Wednesday Today we cross the border into Catalonia and visit the market town of La Seu d’Urgell. Once governed by Andorra, the town has much to explore including the architecture of the Cathedral Santa Maria, the Cadi-Moixero Nature Park and the site where the 1992 Olympic water sports events took place. We return to our hotel via Puigcerda, one of the most popular holiday resorts of the Pyrenees, with old-fashioned

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shops, ancient streets and balconied buildings. It is also home to some interesting monuments including the 15th century Gothic church of Santo Domingo with its beautiful mural paintings. Thursday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Friday Enjoy a day at leisure or we may offer an optional excursion (charge applicable). Your driver will provide you with further information. Saturday We depart Andorra and begin our return journey home travelling through France to our overnight hotel for one night, bed and breakfast. Sunday We depart for Calais and our crossing to Dover. Retracing our steps home, we arrive later this evening. The cross channel crossing may be replaced with Eurotunnel without prior notice.

Nordic Hotel The modern Nordic Hotel is situated in a quiet location in the picturesque town of El Tarter and is beautifully decorated throughout with many quirky features including a collection of vintage vehicles parked in the large reception. All bedrooms enjoy private balconies, offering spectacular views and are en-suite with television and hair dryer. Additional facilities include a lounge, bar and restaurant, serving local and international cuisine. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and terrace with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. There are also extensive indoor facilities available including a games room with ten-pin bowling, pool tables, spa and indoor swimming pool (additional charge for some facilities). Lift to all floors.

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Ocean Cruises Why not make 2017 the year to treat yourself to a cruise on-board the Columbus or Magellan. Both ships are part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages Collection, Britain’s leading independent cruise line. Discover a wide range of destinations offered by Wilfreda Beehive and find an itinerary which is suited to you.

From cruises of the British Isles to those wanting some winter sun, our cruises visit locations all around Europe, leaving it up to you to decide where you would like your next adventure to begin. Whether you’re new to cruising, or have been an avid cruiser for a long time, there are plenty of itineraries to choose from to suit a range of tastes and budgets.

All this included in the cruise

Accommodation in a Standard Twin Inner Cabin. Delicious full board cuisine. Afternoon teas and late night snacks. Captain’s Cocktail Party. Self-service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm). Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes. Daytime activities and leisure facilities. Porterage of luggage, port to cabin.

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Magellan The magnificent Magellan boasts expansive wooded deck areas, exuding a real sense of spaciousness. Inside you’ll find a range of comfortable lounges, a choice of bars and restaurants along with panoramic observation zones. Magellan operates as an adult friendly ship carrying over 1200 guests accommodated in cabins spanning nine passenger decks, serviced by eight lifts.

Columbus Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for comfort and a wide range of on board facilities including 2 swimming pools. Columbus operates as an adult friendly ship carrying over 1400 guests accommodated in cabins spanning eleven passenger decks, serviced by nine lifts.

In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All gratuities (tips) are at a supplementary charge and will be added to your on-board account and payable on departure. Approximately £5.00 per person, per night. VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT AND EUROPEAN TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL.

Please be aware that we are acting as an agent for Cruise & Maritime Voyages and that the TERMS & CONDITIONS for cruise holidays differ to those by operating by coach. Should you have any queries regarding the terms and conditions, please do not hesitate to contact reservations on 01302 330 330. Cruise holidays are protected under ABTA No. V9945 for whom we are acting as agents.

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Iceland & Northern Isles EUROPE

British Isles Discovery

Sail from London Tilbury on-board the Columbus

Sail from Newcastle on-board the Magellan

Experience the beauty and heritage of our islands by visiting some of the more interesting, but remoter, parts of the British Isles together with contrasting calls in Dublin and Honfleur. Walk among peaceful hills, view ancient monuments and wander through historic streets. At each port of call you can be as busy or relaxed as you wish, with a full programme of optional excursions. History, heritage and beauty – plus wonderful memories to bring home.

Home to one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes, Iceland is the legendary ‘Land of Fire and Ice’! Vast ice caps, active volcanoes, spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools and geothermal hot springs are all part of the exciting nature you may experience as you circumnavigate this extraordinary island. Visits to the beautiful Orkney and Shetland Islands and the remote Faroes complete this very special cruise.

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

Invergordon, Scotland

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Ullapool, Scotland

20 June

10 Days

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

22 July

13 Days

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Superior Twin Ocean View

£1,299

Akureyri, Iceland

Superior Twin Ocean View

£1,489

Dublin, Ireland

Standard Twin Ocean View

£1,129

Isafjorour, Iceland

Standard Twin Ocean View

£1,259

St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

Superior Twin Inner

£969

Hafnarfjörður for Reykjavík, Iceland

Superior Single Inner

£1,399

St. Peter Port, Guernsey

Standard Plus Single Inner

£1,109

Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Superior Twin Inner

£1,149

Honfleur, France

Standard Twin Inner

£849

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Standard Twin Inner

£949

Majestic Fjordland

Canary Islands & Madeira

Sail from London Tilbury on-board the Magellan

Sail from London Tilbury on-board the Columbus

As you gaze from the rail of Magellan you’ll be stunned by the sheer scale and magnificence of Norway’s mighty fjords. This cruise will introduce you to breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls, sheer grey cliffs and majestic mountains. In contrast you will be able to visit pretty fjord villages set among green fields and Bergen with its busy harbour and historic Hanseatic buildings.

Four contrasting Atlantic islands beckon on this wonderful autumn escape south to warmer climes. This delightful voyage has time at sea to relax, unwind and enjoy the wide choice of facilities on board Columbus. And yet it promises a host of exciting experiences every time you step ashore. Beautiful Madeira and the ever-popular Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria will, together with Amsterdam, Gibraltar and Lisbon, make this a voyage to remember.

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

DATES AND PRICES

Cruising Hardangerfjord (Norway)

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure:

No. of days: Adult:

Eidfjord (Norway)

24 September

8 Days

Gibraltar, BCC

14 October

16 Days

Cruising Sognefjord (Norway)

Superior Twin Ocean View

£889

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Superior Twin Ocean View

£1,869

Flåm (Norway)

Standard Twin Ocean View

£769

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain

Standard Twin Ocean View

£1,629

Cruising Geirangerfjord (Norway)

Superior Single Inner

£849

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain

Superior Twin Inner

£1,379

Geiranger (Norway)

Superior Twin Inner

£699

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Standard Plus Single Inner

£1,589

Bergen (Norway)

Standard Twin Inner

£599

Lisbon, Portugal

Standard Twin Inner

£1,199

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DEPARTURE DIARY Page No.

Tour Title

Date

Page No.

Tour Title

Date

51 & 92

Bodelwyddan Castle

16/01/17

26

Waterways of Cheshire

29/04/17

51

Wilfreda Group Reunion 2017

21/01/17

31

Mystery Weekend

29/04/17

51

Torquay, Party Break

23/01/17

63

Sandown - Isle of Wight

01/05/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

27/01/17

69

Bournemouth & the Isle of Wight

01/05/17

51 & 91

Cricket St. Thomas

30/01/17

72

Babbacombe, Steam & Cruise

01/05/17

52

Eastbourne, Winter Warmer

06/02/17

92

Bodelwyddan Castle

01/05/17

34

Morecambe Line Dancing

10/02/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

05/05/17

52

The Lake District, All Inclusive

13/02/17

35

Liverpool Legends

05/05/17

53

Harrogate, All Inclusive

20/02/17

23

Planes, Trains & Waterways

06/05/17

12

London Showtime - Double Bill

21/02/17

46

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

06/05/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

24/02/17

61

Suffolk’s Tranquil Villages & Coast

08/05/17

53

Worthing, Winter Warmer

27/02/17

65

Eastbourne & 1066 Country

08/05/17

54

Tenby, Winter Warmer

06/03/17

80

The Cotswolds & Adam’s Farm

08/05/17

54

Weymouth, Winter Warmer

06/03/17

96

Llandudno & the North Wales Coast

08/05/17

55

Gilsland Hall, Winter Warmer

06/03/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

12/05/17

55

Weston super Mare, Winter Warmer

13/03/17

41 & 98

Cardiff & the Royal Mint

12/05/17

56

Great Yarmouth, Winter Warmer

13/03/17

16

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

13/05/17

56

Shropshire, Winter Warmer

13/03/17

22

Settle to Castle Railway

13/05/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

17/03/17

89

Jersey by Air

13/05/17

29

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

18/03/17

73

Torquay & the English Riviera

15/05/17

57

Caernarfon, Winter Warmer

20/03/17

79

Weston super Mare, Bath & Wells

15/05/17

57

Eastbourne, Winter Warmer

20/03/17

84

Lytham St. Anne’s

15/05/17

58

Bournemouth, Winter Warmer

20/03/17

91

Nidd Hall

15/05/17

59

Llandudno, Winter Warmer

27/03/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

19/05/17

59

Seacroft Holiday Village

27/03/17

38

Stonehenge, Bath & the Magna Carta

19/05/17

58 & 67

Mill Rythe Holiday Village

27/03/17

24

Boat Lift Cruise & River in the Sky

20/05/17

31

Kew Gardens & Wisely Explorer

01/04/17

31

Mystery Weekend

20/05/17

72

Babbacombe, Steam & Cruise

03/04/17

61

Southend on Sea & Greenwich

22/05/17

91

Littlecote House

03/04/17

70

Weymouth, Steam & Cruise

22/05/17

96

Llandudno & the North Wales Coast

03/04/17

71

Picturesque Paignton

22/05/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

07/04/17

102

Grand Scottish All Inclusive

22/05/17

36

Richard III & War of the Roses

07/04/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

26/05/17

17

London Eye, Cruise & Legoland Windsor

08/04/17

46

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

26/05/17

17

London Eye, Cruise & Windsor Castle

08/04/17

122

Calella, Costa Brava

26/05/17

44

Randox Health Grand National

08/04/17

12

London Showtime

27/05/17

62

Charms of Coastal Kent

10/04/17

13

Disney’s Aladdin & Madame Tussauds

27/05/17

82

Liverpool & Mersey Magic

10/04/17

26

Canals & Museums of the Black Country

27/05/17

85

The Lakeland Splendour

10/04/17

107

Galway & the Aran Islands

27/05/17

97

Swansea & the Red Dragon

10/04/17

19

Wake up at the Waldorf

28/05/17

12

London Showtime - Double Bill

11/04/17

62

Kings, Queens & the Garden of England

29/05/17

42

Tall Ships 2017

14/04/17

83

Chocolate, Railways & the Ribble Valley

29/05/17

11 & 43

Easter in London

14/04/17

92

Sinah Warren

29/05/17

21 & 43

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

15/04/17

93

Lakeside Coastal Village

29/05/17

76

Cornish Pixies & Pasties

17/04/17

104

Romantic Highland Railways

29/05/17

93

Norton Coastal Village

17/04/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

02/06/17

82

Southport’s, Beaches, Houses & Halls

18/04/17

32 & 101 Royal Edinburgh

02/06/17

104

Great Glen & Jacobite Railway

18/04/17

17

London Eye, Cruise & Legoland Windsor

03/06/17

38

The Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford

21/04/17

17

London Eye, Cruise & Windsor Castle

03/06/17

27

Birmingham & Merry Hill Shopper

22/04/17

23

Southport & The Lakes

03/06/17

30

Bletchley Park & the Code Breakers

22/04/17

66

Brighton - City by the Sea

05/06/17

72

Tempting Torquay

24/04/17

72

Babbacombe, Steam & Cruise

05/06/17

74

Newquay & the Cornish Coast

24/04/17

78

Dunster & the West Somerset Railway

05/06/17

86

Treasures of Northumberland

24/04/17

103

Waterways of Scotland

05/06/17

95

Scenic Snowdonia & Portmierion

24/04/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

09/06/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

28/04/17

40

Rivers, Rail & Royalty

09/06/17

37

Woburn, Wrest Park & Cambridge

28/04/17

28

Ludlow & Worcester

10/06/17

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Tour Title

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Tour Title

Date

48

RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show

10/06/17

84

Lytham St. Anne’s

17/07/17

118

Austrian Fairytales

10/06/17

86

Treasures of Northumberland

17/07/17

68

Bournemouth & Dorset’s Dreamy Isles

11/06/17

42

Thames Tales

21/07/17

93

Corton Coastal Village

12/06/17

49

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

22/07/17

93

Gunton Hall Coastal Village

12/06/17

119

Little Trains of Austria

22/07/17

98

Tenby & Scenic Pembrokeshire Coast

12/06/17

125

Iceland & Northern Isles

22/07/17

64

Eastbourne & Brighton

13/06/17

65

Majestic Eastbourne

23/07/17

15

Beating Retreat

15/06/17

88

Guernsey by Sea

23/07/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

16/06/17

89

Jersey by Sea

23/07/17

37

Cream of the Cotswolds

16/06/17

105

Hebridean Odyssey

23/07/17

45

BBC Good Food Show Summer

17/06/17

71

Regency Sidmouth

24/07/17

47

BBC Gardeners World Live

17/06/17

92

Sinah Warren

24/07/17

47

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

17/06/17

108

Killarney & the Ring of Kerry

26/07/17

89

Jersey by Air

17/06/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

28/07/17

74

The Eden Project & Lanhydrock Gardens

19/06/17

36

Shakespeare’s Houses & Gardens

28/07/17

77

Delightful North Devon

19/06/17

29

Oxford & Cambridge

29/07/17

84

Luxury Blackpool & The Lakes

19/06/17

21 & 43

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

29/07/17

95

Boats & Trains of the Welsh Borderlands

19/06/17

79

Longleat House & Safari Park

31/07/17

125

British Isles Discovery

20/06/17

82

Liverpool & Mersey Magic

31/07/17

44

Royal Ascot, Ladies Day

21/06/17

96

Llandudno & the North Wales Coast

31/07/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

23/06/17

103

Castles & Palaces of Ayrshire & Arran

31/07/17

35

International River Mersey Festival

23/06/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

04/08/17

39

Wiltshire & Gardens of Capability Brown

23/06/17

38

Stonehenge, Bath & the Magna Carta

04/08/17

21

Hartlepool Historic Quay

24/06/17

26

Waterways of Cheshire

05/08/17

25

Chester & Llandudno

24/06/17

31

Kew Gardens & Wisely Explorer

05/08/17

116

Romantic Rhine & The Black Forest

24/06/17

117

Boats & Trains of Saxony

05/08/17

60

Great Yarmouth & Holkham Hall

26/06/17

60

Norfolk Steam & Dad’s Army

07/08/17

76

Cornish Pixies & Pasties

26/06/17

78

Ilfracombe & the North Devon Coast

07/08/17

83

Cheshire Treats & A Taste of Wales

26/06/17

81

Shropshire Heritage

07/08/17

114

Ypres, Arras & Passchendaele

26/06/17

93

Corton Coastal Village

07/08/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

30/06/17

93

Gunton Hall Coastal Village

07/08/17

33

Durham & Beamish Nostalgia

30/06/17

101

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

07/08/17

25

Houses & Gardens of Cheshire

01/07/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

11/08/17

28

Ladies Pamper Weekend

01/07/17

40

Leeds Castle & Canterbury

11/08/17

75

Newquay & the Cream of Cornwall

01/07/17

16

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

12/08/17

87

Isle of Man Explorer

02/07/17

27

Cotswolds Cruise & Steam Spectacular

12/08/17

66

Southsea & Maritime Portsmouth

03/07/17

68

Bournemouth & Dorset’s Dreamy Isles

13/08/17

97

Little Gems in the Heart of Wales

03/07/17

61

Suffolk’s Tranquil Villages & Coast

14/08/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

07/07/17

65

Eastbourne & 1066 Country

14/08/17

33

The Secret Lake District

07/07/17

85

The Lakeland Splendour

14/08/17

113

Paris - City of Light

07/07/17

115

Valleys of the Rhine, Moselle & Main

14/08/17

30

Garden of the Rose & Hatfield House

08/07/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

18/08/17

48

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

08/07/17

22

Whitby Regatta

18/08/17

70

Weymouth & the Jurassic Coast

08/07/17

123

Andorra & the Pyrenees

18/08/17

120

Splendours of Lake Maggiore

08/07/17

41 & 98

Cardiff & the Royal Mint

18/08/17

76

Falmouth & the Cornish Coast

09/07/17

25

Chester & Llandudno

19/08/17

79

Weston super Mare, Bath & Wells

10/07/17

49

Southport Flower Show

19/08/17

92

Bembridge Coast

10/07/17

63

A Wight Royal Break

19/08/17

99

Grand Tour of Wales

10/07/17

89

Jersey by Air

19/08/17

39

Royal International Tattoo Fairford

14/07/17

18

Tower, Tea & Thames

20/08/17

12

London Showtime

15/07/17

85

Morecambe, Coast & Lakes

21/08/17

13

Disney’s Lion King & ZSL London Zoo

15/07/17

93

Lakeside Coastal Village

21/08/17

22

Settle to Castle Railway

15/07/17

104

Romantic Highland Railways

21/08/17

23

Planes, Trains & Waterways

15/07/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

25/08/17

62

Charms of Coastal Kent

17/07/17

32

Bamburgh Castle & Hadrian’s Wall

25/08/17

73

Torquay & the English Riviera

17/07/17

12

London Showtime

26/08/17

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DEPARTURE DIARY


TRAVEL INSURANCE & TRADING CHARTER

DEPARTURE DIARY Page No.

Tour Title

Date

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Tour Title

Date

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Crown & Commons

26/08/17

92

Sinah Warren

02/10/17

31

Mystery Weekend

26/08/17

95

Scenic Snowdonia & Portmierion

02/10/17

19

Wake up at the Waldorf

27/08/17

110-111

Grand Tour of Ireland

02/10/17

67

Mill Rythe Holiday Village

28/08/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

06/10/17

77

Great Gardens of Devon

28/08/17

34

Morecambe Line Dancing

06/10/17

82

Southport’s, Beaches, Houses & Halls

28/08/17

98

Tenby & Scenic Pembrokeshire Coast

28/08/17

113

Paris - City of Light

06/10/17

113

Disneyland Resort Paris

28/08/17

16

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

07/10/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

01/09/17

24

Blackpool Illuminations

07/10/17

16

Greenwich & the Cutty Sark

01/09/17

66

Southsea & Maritime Portsmouth

09/10/17

17

London Eye, Cruise & Legoland Windsor

02/09/17

87

Durham, Beamish & Northumbria

09/10/17

17

London Eye, Cruise & Windsor Castle

02/09/17

96

Llandudno & the North Wales Coast

09/10/17

23

Southport & The Lakes

02/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

13/10/17

121

Idyllic Lake Iseo

02/09/17

41

Hampshire & the Watercress Line

13/10/17

69

Bournemouth & the Isle of Wight

04/09/17

25

Houses & Gardens of Cheshire

14/10/17

79

Weston super Mare, Bath & Wells

04/09/17

28

Ludlow & Worcester

14/10/17

84

Luxury Blackpool & The Lakes

04/09/17

125

Canary Islands & Madeira

14/10/17

91

Holme Lacy House

04/09/17

18

Faulty Towers Dinner & Comedy Show

15/10/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

08/09/17

65

Eastbourne & 1066 Country

16/10/17

35

Liverpool Legends

08/09/17

68

Autumn Colours of The New Forest

16/10/17

30

Bletchley Park & the Code Breakers

09/09/17

74

Newquay & the Cornish Coast

16/10/17

45

Ludlow Festival of Food

09/09/17

91

Littlecote House

16/10/17

60

Great Yarmouth & Holkham Hall

11/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

20/10/17

64

Eastbourne & the Sussex Coast

11/09/17

70

Weymouth, Steam & Cruise

11/09/17

39

Wiltshire & Gardens of Capability Brown

20/10/17

73

Torquay & the English Riviera

11/09/17

28

Ladies Pamper Weekend

21/10/17

75

Great Gardens of Cornwall

11/09/17

29

Oxford & Cambridge

21/10/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

15/09/17

80

Three Choirs Country

23/10/17

38

The Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford

15/09/17

83

Chocolate, Railways & the Ribble Valley

23/10/17

122

Calella, Costa Brava

15/09/17

86

Carlisle & Road to the Borders

23/10/17

22

Settle to Castle Railway

16/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

27/10/17

26

Canals & Museums of the Black Country

16/09/17

19

The Poppy Museum & Chelsea Pensioners

32 & 101 Royal Edinburgh

27/10/17

17/09/17

27

Birmingham & Merry Hill Shopper

28/10/17

Mystery Weekend

28/10/17

109

Dublin & Wicklow - River & Rail

17/09/17

31

66

Brighton - City by the Sea

18/09/17

77

Delightful North Devon

30/10/17

71

Picturesque Paignton

18/09/17

91

Cricket St. Thomas

30/10/17

92

Alvaston Hall

18/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

03/11/17

96

Llandudno & the North Wales Coast

18/09/17

69

Bournemouth Whist

06/11/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

22/09/17

93

Norton Coastal Village

06/11/17

40

Rivers, Rail & Royalty

22/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

10/11/17

12

London Showtime

23/09/17

93

Corton Coastal Village

13/11/17

15

Afternoon Tea at the Houses of Parliament

23/09/17

21

Hartlepool Historic Quay

23/09/17

93

Gunton Hall Coastal Village

13/11/17

89

Jersey by Air

23/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

17/11/17

125

Majestic Fjordland

24/09/17

92

Bodelwyddan Castle

20/11/17

14

Historic Royal Palaces

25/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

24/11/17

61

Southend on Sea & Greenwich

25/09/17

19

Wake up at the Waldorf

26/11/17

81

Victorian Britain

25/09/17

67

Mill Rythe Holiday Village

27/11/17

102

Floors Castle & the New Borders Railway

25/09/17

93

Lakeside Coastal Village

27/11/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

29/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

01/12/17

34

Yorkshire Rails, Sails & Dales

29/09/17

12

London Showtime

02/12/17

30/09/17

91

Nidd Hall

04/12/17

30/09/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

08/12/17

Wake up at the Waldorf

10/12/17

24 31

Boat Lift Cruise & River in the Sky Mystery Weekend

118

Austrian Fairytales

30/09/17

19

72

Babbacombe, Steam & Cruise

02/10/17

91

Holme Lacy House

11/12/17

72

Tempting Torquay

02/10/17

11

Luxury London Weekend

15/12/17

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Wilfreda Beehive and Eagre Coaches, trading names of Wilfreda Luxury Coaches Limited, has arranged travel insurance through Wrightsure Insurance that is underwritten by the United Kingdom branch of Union Reiseversicherung AG. A summary of the cover is shown below. Full details of the policies, showing terms, conditions and exclusions are available on request. A copy of the policies will be sent to you with your booking confirmation. The policy we offer provides up to the following cover per person: Cancellation Up to £1,500 (UK Trips & European trips) Departure delay £20 after 12 hours delay, £10 after each subsequent 12 hour delay (max £60) Abandonment After 12 hours up to £1,500 (UK Trips & European trips) Missed departure Up to £100 (UK trips) £300 (European trips) Personal possessions Up to £1,500 maximum per item: £200 total of valuables: £200 Delayed possessions Up to £100 if your possessions are delayed by more than 12 hours from arrival at your resort Personal money Up to £200 Loss of travel documents Up to £200 for travel and accommodation costs necessary to replace your lost travel documents Emergency medical expenses Up to £2,000,000 (includes 24 hour emergency assistance) £1,000 (UK trips) State hospital benefit £15 per day, up to maximum of £450 (£10 per day up to a maximum of £100 UK trips) Curtailment charges Up to £1,500 (UK Trips & European trips) Personal liability Up to £2,000,000 Personal accident Death: £15,000 (£7,500 65 & over) Loss of Limbs: £15,000 Permanent Total Disablement: £15,000 Legal advice & expenses Up to £10,000 Policy excess: You will have to pay £30 when your claim is for Loss of Deposit. You will have to pay £65 when your claim is for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment or emergency medical expenses. You will have to pay £30 when your claim is for personal possessions or personal money. For Personal Liability Claims when the claim is for damage to Third Party Property the excess is £250 and £65 All Other Claims. Wilfreda Luxury Coaches Limited trading as Wilfreda Beehive and Eagre Coaches is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts. Holiday Insurance includes Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

TRAVEL INSURANCE IMPORTANT NOTICE Significant Exclusions Before you purchase this insurance Wilfreda Beehive/Eagre Coaches is required to bring to your attention a number of important aspects: Policy document: You should read the document carefully. It gives you full details of what is and what is not covered and the conditions of the cover. Cover will vary from policy to policy and insurer to insurer. Conditions, exclusions & warranties: Conditions and exclusions will apply to individual sections of your policy while general exclusions, conditions and warranties will apply to the whole of your policy.

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Medical expenses: Your policy does not provide private health treatment unless specifically approved by the emergency assistance service. You should carry an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) or equivalent and use this at state facilities when travelling within the European Union. Health: Your policies will provide cover for Cancellation, Emergency Medical Expenses and Curtailment due to an existing medical condition provided that at the time of taking out this insurance and at any time prior to travel you are able to confirm that: You are not aware of any reason why you may have to cancel or cut short the planned trip. If you have any medical condition which has been previously diagnosed, investigated or treated in any way, you have: • not had to consult a doctor about your condition (other than for a planned check up) • not had your medication changed due to exacerbation or instability of your condition • not been told you are terminally ill (unlikely to live for longer than six months) You are not currently receiving or awaiting treatment for any illness or injury as a hospital day case or in-patient • If you have received medical treatment for any illness or injury as a hospital day case or in-patient within the six months prior to booking the trip that you have consulted with your Registered General Practitioner regarding your ability to participate in the planned trip and had your records noted accordingly • You do not have any psychological disorder such as depression, anxiety, stress, or illness causing mental instability • You are not travelling for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment abroad • Not currently residing in a nursing home Please note: that there is no cover for claims arising directly or indirectly from a known preexisting medical condition of non travelling close relatives or close business associate or any recognised complication caused by the known pre-existing medical condition. If any of the above are not true at the point of purchase then unfortunately we are unable to offer cancellation or curtailment cover as a result of your pre-existing medical condition or complication of it. It is also essential that you advise us of your necessary cancellation at the earliest opportunity. Your attention is drawn to the fact that Cancellation cover is limited to the date of diagnosis of a new condition or the date of exacerbation of an existing condition, as confirmed by the treating doctor or general practitioner. If the cancellation charge increases between the date of exacerbation of the existing medical condition and the date you cancel you are liable for the additional charges applied as a result of the delay in cancellation. You are not covered under any section for any of the following circumstances: • If you purchased this insurance after you started your trip • If you are not a resident of the United Kingdom or Channel Islands. • More than the maximum sum insurance shown in the policy. • Loss of earnings, additional hotel costs, additional car hire, additional parking fees, kennel fees or any other loss unless it is specified in the policy. • Your suicide, self-injury or any wilful act of self-exposure to danger (except where it is to save human life). • If you are travelling against the advice or recommendations published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office applicable at the time of your departure. • Participation in any hazardous activities unless the appropriate additional premium has been paid and the policy endorsed. If you are travelling outside England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland you must also confirm that: • If you have received medical treatment for any illness or injury as a hospital day case or in-patient within the 6 months

prior to booking the trip that you have consulted with your Registered General Practitioner regarding your ability to participate in the planned trip and had your records noted accordingly. Hazardous Activities: If you are taking part in activities that present a risk of injury, including scuba diving and water sports, check that your policy covers you. Property Claims: These claims are paid based on the value of the goods at the time you lose them, and not on a ‘new for old’ or replacement cost basis, unless otherwise stated in your policy. Your policy will set out what proof the insurer needs to support a claim. Policy Limits: Most sections of your policy have limits on the amount the insurer will pay under that section. Some sections also include other specific limits, for example: for any one item or for valuables in total. You are advised to check your policy if you intend taking expensive items with you. Policy Excesses: Under most sections of the policy, claims will be subject to an excess. This means that you will be responsible for paying the first part of the claim. The amount you have to pay is the excess. You may be able to pay an additional amount to remove the standard policy excess. Reasonable Care: You need to take all reasonable care to protect yourself and your property, as you would if you were not insured. Fraud: The making of a fraudulent claim is a criminal offence. Your insurer may be recording details of claims on an anti-fraud register. Complaints: Our Insurers set high standards, if you are not satisfied with the insurance policy, please refer to the policy wording which contains full details of the complaints procedure. ‘Cooling Off’ Period: Your policy will have a ‘cooling off’ period of 14 days, during which you can cancel the policy and get a refund, if you have a justifiable reason for being dissatisfied with the cover it provides. Your policy is governed by the law of England and Wales unless you and your insurers have agreed otherwise. If you would like more information, please contact your Tour Operator; particularly if you feel the insurance may not meet your needs. These details are not a substitute for your insurance policy. Please make sure you read your policy carefully

Why should I read this? Because it is very important. Our Trading Charter forms a key part of our agreement with you because it not only comprises the booking terms and conditions for the booking of your package, but also the Consumer Guarantee (described below) from The Bonded Coach Holidays Group (“BCH Group”), part of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK, providing protection for the money you pay to us for the booking should we go out of business. Both the booking terms and conditions and the Consumer Guarantee, together with the confirmation of booking we give you at the time we commit to your booking for you, together make up the legally binding contract between you as the lead name making the booking, anyone else in your party and us. When you make this booking as the lead name you undertake that you are over 18 and have the authority to accept, and do accept, on behalf of your party the terms of this Trading Charter. This contract is made subject to the terms of this Trading Charter, which are governed by English Law, and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. However, if you are resident in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you are able to choose the law and courts in your country, but if you wish to do so we would ask you to request this before placing your booking. This Trading Charter and the Consumer Guarantee will not apply to any booking involving any type of flight. Instead, if you are booking a holiday which includes a flight, you will be supplied with the full booking conditions of the ATOL holder arranging your holiday with whom you have a contract. Your booking agent will have a copy or alternatively you can request one prior to booking your holiday from. How and when do I make this contract with you? We welcome you making contact with us in a number of ways. You can write to us, phone us, use a travel or booking agent, email, or visit our website. Whichever way you contact us, the contract is made when your booking is entered on to our reservation system and we issue a confirmation of booking. We will send you, or your booking agent the confirmation of your booking within one week. Please check this confirmation very carefully to ensure all the information is correct and tell us, or your agent, immediately of any errors. How is my money for the package I book protected?

PLEASE NOTE: Wilfreda Beehive/Eagre Coaches only offers travel insurance from a single insurer – URV.

Your money is protected by the Consumer Guarantee described below and provided to you by the BCH Group.

You will not receive advice or a recommendation from us for travel insurance. You will need to make your own choice about how to proceed.

This is possible because we subscribe to the Code of Conduct of the BCH Group, which requires us to take out a bond from a financial entity in favour of the BCH Group for it to use to provide protection for your package money in the unlikely event that, for financial reasons, we can’t carry out our booking obligations to you.

THE WILFREDA GROUP WILFREDA BEEHIVE AND EAGRE Registered Office

BCH Group Consumer Guarantee

Wilfreda Luxury Coaches Ltd. Registered in England No. 474455 Registered Office: The Old Parsonage, Torworth, Near Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8NY

The Bonded Coach Holiday Group guarantees to you that in the event of our failure through insolvency to provide your package as booked, BCH Group will: 1. Wherever possible, arrange for your package to be completed; 2. Where failure occurs after your package has begun, arrange for you and those in your party covered by the booking to be returned by an appropriate means of transport to their UK area of departure; 3. If the package cannot be completed as booked, to reimburse your bookingpayments received by us, provided that BCH Group will first take in to account and withhold an appropriate amount if any part of the service has already been provided (including any substituted service) or you are entitled to a refund from your credit card provider.

OUR TRADING CHARTER WITH YOU Does this Trading Charter Apply to My Booking? Yes, if you are booking a ‘package’ to which the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 apply and which does not comprise a flight, but not otherwise. In brief, those Regulations apply to a booking of at least two of the following components when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the service covers a period of more than twenty-four hours or includes overnight accommodation: • transport, • accommodation, • other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation and accounting for a significant proportion of the package.

In the event that you are to be reimbursed under the BCH Group consumer guarantee, you will be asked to assign absolutely to BCH Group any right, claim or cause of action which you may have arising out of or connected with the subject matter and will be asked to assist BCH Group in any claim brought by them connected with the subject matter.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE & TRADING CHARTER

Payments by Credit Card If you made payment for the booking of any services using a credit card it is likely in many circumstances that you have recourse against the credit card company in the event of services not being supplied in whole or in part due to the supplier’s financial failure. In those circumstances, you will be advised to check that you have exhausted your remedies against the credit card company. A £2.50 per person, per transaction surcharge will be applicable on all payments made by credit card. When do I need to pay for my package and how much? We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the packages that we advertise. At the time of booking you will be told the current price of the package. You can book by paying a deposit for each person named on the booking. You will be told at what point in time you will become committed to a booking, but we are not committed to the booking until such time as we provide you with our confirmation of booking. Our commitment is always conditional upon any balance being paid before the dates listed below. If you book within our balance due period you will need to pay the total package cost at the time of your booking. If you do not pay the outstanding balance for your package on or before the date when it is due we may cancel your booking and you will be required to pay the cancellation charges detailed below. The date of cancellation will normally be the date on which we receive your written confirmation that you intend to cancel or 15 days after the balance due date, whichever comes first. Deposit £30.00 per person on all British holidays £50.00 per person on all Ireland Holidays £75.00 per person on all European holidays £75.00 per person on all Rail holidays £100.00 per person on all Jersey holidays £200.00 per person on all Cruise Holidays Your balance is due 6 weeks prior to departure on most holidays 8 weeks prior to departure for Xmas/New Year/Reunion and European holidays 70 days prior to departure for Jersey holidays 98 days prior to departure for Cruise holidays Where optional items are purchased as part of the package these are payable on the balance due date except where items, such as theatre tickets, have been specifically purchased for you. In this case the cost will be payable at a separate date notified to you and will not normally be refundable unless we obtain a refund from the supplier we use. If I use an agent who does my money belong to? Your agent will hold your deposit on your behalf until we issue a confirmation of your booking, which confirms there is a contract between us. The agent then holds this money on our behalf. The agent holds the balance you pay on our behalf until the date the balance is due. The agent will then forward to us. Can you change the price of my package after you have issued the booking confirmation? Yes we can, but only in very limited circumstances and not within 30 days of your departure. The price of your package can be varied due to changes in:• Transportation costs such as fuel and/ or fuel tax, ferry operator fares and tolls, embarkation or disembarkation fees at terminals; • Exchange rates applied to the particular package booked; or • Dues and taxes including changes in VAT or any other Government imposed charges. In the case of any variation described above, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your package, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges, will be absorbed. An administration fee of £1 per person will be paid by you. If this means that

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you would have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your package before increase, you may cancel it and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your revised invoice. Alternatively, you can accept an offer of an alternative comparable package of equivalent or superior quality, if available, or an alternative package of lower quality, if available. You may then transfer payment made in respect of the original package to the alternative package. If the cost of the alternative package is less than the original package, the difference in price will be refunded. We will also pay compensation as set out below. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your package due to contractual and other protection in place. Can I change my package arrangements? After we have issued our booking confirmation we will do our best to accommodate any changes you may want to make but we cannot guarantee to do so. Any changes must be notified to us in writing and signed by the person who signed the booking form. If we are able to make the changes an amendment fee of £10 per person will be payable plus the cost that we incur in making the amendment. The costs of making a change increases the closer to the departure date you want to make it. Some arrangements, like particular types of tickets, cannot be changed without paying a cancellation charge of up to 100% of the cost of the ticket. Can I transfer my booking to someone else? You can transfer your booking to someone else provided you give us reasonable notice. This person must be able to satisfy all the conditions for the package and a change cannot normally be made later than seven days prior to departure. We will make an administration charge of £10 per person per booking for every transfer we make plus any reasonable additional costs caused by the transfer. You will remain responsible for ensuring that the package is paid for by the balance due date. This is in addition to (and does not affect) the separate liability of the transferee to us. How can I cancel my package? You, or any member of your party, may cancel at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person in whose name we issued the confirmation of booking and is communicated to us in writing via the office at which you made your original booking. You will have to pay cancellation charges set out in the scale below to cover our estimated loss resulting from the cancellation. If you are insured against cancellation you may be able to recover the charges from your insurers. Your cancellation will take effect from the date when either the travel agent or we receive your written confirmation of your cancellation. You must also return any tickets or vouchers that you have received. A reduction in room occupancy may increase the charges for the remaining passengers by the application of supplements for low occupancy of rooms. Scale of Cancellation Charges Period before departure when written confirmation is received.

Maximum amount to be retained by the company shown as a percentage of holiday cost.

More than 42 days

Loss of deposit

28 to 42 days

30%

14 to 27 days

45%

7 to 13 days

60%

1 to 6 days

100%

Departure day or later including voluntary termination during the package

Total package cost

What happens if you change my package? The arrangements for your package will usually have been made many months in advance. Sometimes changes are unavoidable and we reserve the right to make them at any time. Most of these changes are likely to be minor and we will do our best to keep you or your booking agent informed. If, after booking and before departure, we make a significant change to your package you will have the option of withdrawing from the package without penalty or alternatively you may transfer to another package without paying an administration fee. In either case we will pay you compensation according to the scale set out below. A significant change includes a change in departure time or return time of more than 12 hours, a change of departure point, location of resort or type of hotel, (excluding single overnight hotels on touring packages where the quality of the hotel is comparable) or the specification of the coach. If you withdraw from the package because we have made a significant change or if we have to cancel your package for any reason other than non-payment by you we will offer you the choice of: • A comparable replacement package if available; or: • a replacement package of lower quality together with a refund of the price difference; or: • a full refund of the money you have paid. When we have notified you of the changes and options available, you must tell us your decision as soon as possible and within any timescale we may set bearing in mind the need to safeguard the booking arrangements of other customers. Scale of Compensation We will pay you compensation for significant changes on the following scale: Period before departure in which significant change is notified to you or your agent

Amount per person

More than 42 days

Nil

28 to 42 days

£10

15 to 24 days £15 8 to 14 days

£20

0 to 7 days

£25

Payment of compensation according to the scale set out above will not affect your statutory right to claim further compensation if, in all the circumstances, you remain dissatisfied. If, prior to departure, we make a significant change to your package arrangements or cancel your package we will pay you compensation on the above scale unless:• the package is cancelled because the number of persons who agreed to take it is less than the minimum number required, and you were informed of the cancellation in writing or where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected (for example but not limited to delay, cancellations, change of itinerary, change of accommodation, change of transport) by ‘Force Majeure’. Force Majeure means an event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid and is therefore an event beyond our or the supplier’s reasonable control. These events include but are not limited to strikes, riots, political/civil unrest, government acts, hostilities, war, threat of war, terrorist activity or threat of terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, tornadoes, hurricanes, transportation problems, airport closures, and severe weather conditions. We suggest that you take out adequate travel insurance to cover such eventualities. [In the unlikely event that the performance of our contractual obligations are prevented or affected due to Force Majeure after departure, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers)]

Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. We will follow the advice given by the Foreign Office. Payment of compensation according to the scale set out above will not affect your statutory right to claim further compensation if, in all the circumstances, you remain dissatisfied. If, after departure, we need to make a change to a significant proportion of your package we will do our best to make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. If it proves impossible to make suitable alternative arrangements, or if you have reasonable grounds for refusing the alternative offered, we will arrange transport back to your point of departure, or to an alternative location that we agree to. Unless the change is as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control (force majeure as described above), you will also be entitled to compensation. What is the extent of our liability? Your package contract with us will be performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. We accept responsibility if you or customers named in the booking suffer death or personal injury, or the contractual arrangements are not provided as promised as a result of the failure of us or our agents or suppliers or the employees of each whilst acting in the course of their employment unless the failure or improper performance is due to:• you; or: • any of the following: – a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements, or: – unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or: – an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall provided that in these three events we would still endeavour to give prompt assistance if you are in difficulty and, if you inform us that you don’t believe you have received the contracted service, we will make prompt efforts to find appropriate solutions. For claims which involve death or personal injury we do not impose any restriction upon our liability to the extent that it arises from our negligence. For all other claims which do not involve personal injury or death: • the most we will have to pay if we are liable to you is twice the price you’ve paid for your package (not including insurance premiums and amendment charges). • Our liability will also be limited in accordance with/or in line with all relevant international convention. These include the Athens Convention (applies to transport by ship), the Berne Convention (applies to transport by rail), the Geneva Convention (applies to transport by road) and the Paris Convention (applies to accommodation). You can get copies of the relevant conventions from the Internet or from us. You should also note that these conventions limit or remove the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We will apply the limits of these Conventions to any payments to you as if we were the carrier. The above suppliers (such as accommodation or transport providers) have their own booking conditions or conditions of carriage, and these conditions may limit or remove the relevant transport provider’s or other supplier’s liability. You can get copies of such conditions from our offices, or the offices of the relevant supplier. We will pay you in accordance with these conditions which are incorporated into the Trading Charter. If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for death or personal injury or illness, you will be asked to assign to us or our insurers the rights you may have to take action against the person or organisation responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness.

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What do I need to do if I have to complain? If you have a complaint during your package you should tell the driver/representative or supplier at the earliest opportunity so that they can do their utmost to resolve the problem immediately. If they are unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction you should complete a Holiday Report Form which is available from the driver/ representative. You will be given a copy of this report which you should keep. If, on your return from your package, you remain dissatisfied you should write within 28 days to Tours Manager, Wilfreda Beehive, Apex House, Church Lane, Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, DN6 7AY. In your letter you will need to quote your booking reference number, holiday number, departure date and the number of the Holiday Report Form [or alternative method of identifying the form] which you completed at the time. If you do not tell us at the earliest opportunity about a problem giving rise to your complaint we cannot take steps to investigate and rectify it at the time. We will take into account the date you first drew the problem to the attention of our driver/representative or supplier when responding to your complaint and it may affect your rights under this Trading Charter if we have not been able to investigate and remedy the situation at the time. The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK has an Alternative Disputes Resolution scheme (ADR) and full details are available from them. This scheme does not apply to claims that arise mainly in respect of physical injury or illness or the consequences of any illness or injury. It can only be used if all avenues of resolution have failed. Our Coaches We will always use our reasonable endeavours to provide a coach to the specification as described in our brochure or advertisement but reserve the right to substitute an alternative vehicle should unforeseen circumstances arise. There is a seating plan of the coach for each package, but it is possible that on occasions operational reasons will require a coach with a different configuration to be used. We therefore reserve the right to alter a coachseating plan and allocate seats other than those you have booked. Requests for particular seats can be made on most packages when booking but because allocations are made on a first come, first served basis you are recommended to book early. When your booking is confirmed you will be offered the best seats that are available at that time. If you know someone who may want to book later but sit near you please discuss this with the booking clerk at the time you make your booking. Specific seats will not be allocated on coaches which operate on feeder services between joining points and main package departure points, on coaches which carry out transfers to and from seaports. Hotel Facilities Some hotel facilities, such as indoor or outdoor swimming pools or leisure facilities, may from time to time be withdrawn for routine maintenance or be subject to seasonal availability. The provision of these facilities is therefore not guaranteed. Health & Safety during your package In some foreign countries, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may be lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore exercise greater care for your own protection. Further information can be obtained from your GP or from your travel agent who can provide you with the leaflet ‘Health Advice for Travellers’ published by the Department of Health. Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile on a journey for a long period of time. If you are planning to undertake a bus or coach journey of more than three hours you should consult your doctor if you have ever had DVT or pulmonary embolism, a

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family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, a stroke, heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past 3 months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. During the journey we will provide comfort stops as frequently as possible. During these stops you are encouraged to get off the coach and walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort which may be caused by periods of immobility. During any journey you should drink alcohol only in moderation as it leads to dehydration. Passenger behaviour We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday. But you must remember that you are responsible for your behaviour and the effect it may have on others. If you or any member of your party is abusive or disruptive or behaves in a way which, in our reasonable opinion, could cause damage or injury to others or affect their enjoyment of their holiday, or which could damage property, we have the right, after reasonable consideration, to terminate your contract with us. If this happens we will have no further obligations or liability to you. The coach driver/representative, ship’s captain, or authorised official of other means of transport is entitled to refuse you boarding if in their reasonable opinion you are unacceptably under the influence of drink or drugs or you are being violent or disruptive. If you are refused boarding on the outward journey we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges according to the scale set out above. If the refusal is on the return journey we have the right to terminate the contract and will have no further obligations or liability to you. No smoking policy Smoking is not permitted on our coaches. Pets We do not allow pets to taken on our packages. Registered Assistance Dogs will normally be accommodated on UK packages but not on overseas packages. Pick up point, itineraries, travel documents and passport You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point, at the correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by you or your party because of an incorrect passport or late arrival at the departure point. If you are a British citizen travelling outside the United Kingdom you must have a full UK passport valid for a minimum of three months after your scheduled date of return. Non-UK citizens must seek passport and visa advice from the relevant consulates or embassies of the countries you plan to visit prior to making a booking for one of our packages (and you are advised to check with the relevant consulate or embassy to ensure you allow sufficient time before your departure to apply for a visa). The name on the passport must match the name on the ticket. If someone in your party changes name after the booking is made you must tell us immediately so that we can issue the ticket in the new name. When you have paid the balance we will send you or your booking agent all the necessary labels so that you receive them in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement. Wilfreda Beehive reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and any other sovereign state through which the tour will operate. We recommend that you read the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice about your holiday at www.fco.gov.uk. Excursions which are included in the cost of your booking and are part of your package are detailed on the relevant brochure page and refunds will not be made for any excursion not taken. Optional excursions may be booked and paid for in resort but these will not form part of your booking.

Admission fees to buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the package unless otherwise stated on the relevant brochure page. What happens if I am delayed? Your travel insurance may cover you for some delays. In addition where you are delayed for more than six hours in any one day we will seek to minimise any discomfort and where possible, arrange for refreshments and meals. Do I need to take out travel insurance? We strongly advise all our customers to take out travel insurance to cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury, loss of baggage and cancellation charges. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance during your package, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers. What assistance will you give me if things go wrong when it is not your fault? In addition to what has already been stated (and without affecting that), if you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your package travel arrangements or an excursion arranged through us in the UK, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs, benefits received under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you and any member of your party to £5000 per party. Passengers with disabilities We want to ensure the arrangements for your package are suitable and appropriate. Not all the packages in this brochure may be suitable for you and if we reasonably consider we cannot provide what is required, we will not accept the booking. Should you or a member of your party have any medical condition or disability that may affect your/their holiday or that of other passengers, you must provide full written details to us at the time of booking so that we can advise you of the suitability of the holiday. This applies whether the booking is made on-line, in person, in writing, or by telephone. If a particular issue is identified, we reserve the right to request a doctor’s certificate confirming that the passenger is fit for travel and reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of such doctor’s certificate being produced upon request. If a passenger requires personal assistance (for example but not limited to assistance with feeding/dressing/toileting/mobilising) then this passenger must travel with an able bodied companion/carer and written confirmation that such assistance will be provided for the entirety of the holiday is required at the time of booking. Coach drivers/tour managers are unable to offer such assistance. Whilst we will make every reasonable adjustment to do so, if we are unable to accommodate the needs of a passenger or believe that the medical condition or disability of a passenger is likely to adversely affect other passengers, we reserve the right to decline the booking. We also reserve the right to cancel any holiday and impose cancellation charges if we are not fully advised of any relevant disability or medical condition at the time the booking is made and subsequently decide that we are unable to accommodate this passenger. This applies whether we advise that we are unable to accommodate a passenger either before departure or during the holiday and if this occurs during the holiday then we will seek the additional costs of returning the passenger home. We want you to enjoy your package and will try to help you select an appropriate trip. If you need advice or further information either you or your booking agent should contact Booking Department. Special requests If you require a special diet please tell us before booking, or as soon as you are

medically advised, and send us a copy of the diet. We will notify the hotel or hotels identified in your booking but please note that some hotels may not have facilities to provide special diets and we cannot be held liable for their failure to do so unless the hotel has confirmed in writing that a special diet will be catered for. Where we think that a hotel is likely to be unable to cope with a special diet, we will tell you prior to your booking confirmation being issued so that you can exercise your right to cancel your package booking without charge. Any extra costs incurred by you during your package must be paid to the hotel by you prior to departure from the hotel. You should also detail any other requests, for example, low floor rooms, particular rooms or locations on the special requests section of the booking form [or other method of confirming in writing that the request was made.] We will pass your request to the relevant supplier but this does not necessarily mean that your request will be fulfilled. If a request can be fulfilled you may incur an extra charge payable either to us or direct to the hotel. Please note that requests cannot be guaranteed unless we confirm on your booking confirmation that this is a guaranteed requirement. Single Occupancy Single occupancy of rooms when available may be subject to a supplementary charge and this will be shown on the brochure page. Entertainment Some of our hotels arrange additional entertainment. Where this is part of the package details are given on the respective brochure page. Where it is not specified it may still be available but is at the discretion of the hotel and is not guaranteed. It may be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or for operational reasons. Data Protection Act In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we, and your travel agent, need to use the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as hotels, transport companies etc. The information may also be supplied to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally, where your package is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not, however, pass information on to any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. Please note that where information is held by your travel agent, this is subject to your agent’s own data protection policy. Your data controller is Mr PG Haxby. You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this, please contact us. We retain your full contact details and other information in secure files and electronic storage facilities. We may use this information to contact you by mail, telephone or electronic means. We will provide you with details of other goods and services including those of selected third parties. If you do not wish to receive the further information about products and services (from either ourselves or third parties) please write to the data controller. Publication date and details This brochure was printed in the United Kingdom by Wilfreda Beehive, Apex House, Church Lane, Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, DN6 7AY in September 2016.

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