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Autumn • Christmas • Spring

UK & Continental Coach Holidays

Door to Door

2019/20


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welcome!

experience & expertise

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new 2019/2020 holiday brochure, which you will find full of wonderful destinations and interesting events to tempt you. The beauty of joining one of our tours is we collect you from your front door and return you home again at the end of the holiday. All travel is arranged by us so you just need to book your chosen holiday and let us take care of the rest.

Woods have nearly 50 years’ experience in the travel industry, and have grown into an award-winning company, known for the quality of our holidays and our dedication to customer service. Still family run, Woods are large enough to offer the benefits that you need, such as door to door service and a wide variety of destination, but small enough to care about the holiday experience of each individual valued customer.

We will stay in carefully chosen quality hotels and the creative team at Woods take pride in designing your tour to include interesting, historic and scenic visits at your chosen destination. In 2018 we continued to update our fleet with the acquisition of two beautiful Irizar touring coaches, and have also constantly monitored feedback from our passengers to improve the holidays we offer. We hope that you will be travelling with us in 2019 and 2020, and look forward to welcoming you on one our many tours in the future.

what our Passengers say “As usual, the organisation was impeccable, and went without a hitch, both for pick up and drop off. The hotel was great, the décor, the service, the food, absolutely first class, no faults whatsoever… Finally, the driver/tour guide was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, a real pleasure to be with, just like the rest of your drivers I have had the pleasure to holiday with. Keep up the good work.” Mr B, Lancing (Lincolnshire)

Booking with woods • Phone or visit our office in Aldwick (or visit your local travel agency) to talk about your chosen holiday

• Provisional bookings are held without obligation for 7 days • In order to confirm your booking, a £100 deposit per person is needed for all coach holidays, £150 per person for holidays which include a flight

• Payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit/debit card or bank transfer

“As a first-time passenger I was very impressed with the tour itinerary and accommodation and will be happy to travel with your company in the future. The tour was made extremely enjoyable by the driver’s friendliness, patience and knowledge.” Mrs L, Chichester (County Durham)

• The final balance for your holiday is payable 8 weeks

“Your attention to detail was ‘spot on’ and your driver host was ‘par excellence’. Just perfect. Many thanks and I hope to use you again.” Mrs K, Rustington (Isle of Wight)

• Our terms and conditions are printed in the brochure, are

before the date of departure. The payment date and amount is printed on your confirmation. Please note that reminders are not sent available on the website and can be sent to you on request

• You will receive your Holiday Travel Pack approximately 10 days before you travel. This will contain your luggage labels, your coach meeting time, itinerary, hotel addresses and any other information relevant to your holiday

• The only thing you need to do is pack your case and await your holiday!

01243 868080 sales@woodstravel.co.uk

43 Aldwick RoAd, BognoR Regis, west sussex, Po21 2nl


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door to door service

All woods Holidays include

We are proud to have pioneered the concept of door to door service. This couldn’t be easier. A taxi will call to pick you up from your front door and deliver you to our luxury coach. Your luggage is then transferred to the coach by the driver. On arrival at your destination, while you settle into your comfortable en-suite room, your suitcase is delivered to your door. On your return, a taxi will meet the coach and transfer you and your luggage back home.

Financial security Woods Travel Ltd are members of the Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK Ltd. The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Regulations. Therefore, you will benefit from all rights applying to packages including refunds or repatriation in the event the company becomes insolvent. The Bond ensures that in relation to the coach package holidays described in this brochure (or website) that the clients’ monies are protected by a Bond which may be called upon in the unlikely event of the member’s insolvency. Go to www.bch-uk.org or telephone 0207 240 3131 to confirm current membership. Most of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme (ATOL 3631). But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed in this brochure. This brochure shows you the protection that applies in the case of each holiday and travel service provided, before you make your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate, then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. For more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk Some holidays are protected by our membership to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA D0685 & V8552). Please see the relevant Trading Charter for further details on all the above.

Travel with confidence

• Free door to door service from within the local area (see map on back cover)

• Direct coach travel without feeders or interchanges • All coach travel and listed excursions • No overnight land travel • All entrances fees and fares as described • Travel pack with itinerary • Friendly experienced drivers • Luggage handling • 24-hour emergency contact • Air-conditioned luxury tour coaches with toilets • Coach seat selection • Fitted seat belts • Adjustable seat backs • All non-smoking • Refreshment facilities • Carefully selected quality hotels • En-suite bedrooms • Choice of dinner menu on UK tours • Financial security

gift Vouchers As a birthday or Christmas gift, something special for Mother’s or Father’s Day, or just a thank you for someone special – Woods gift vouchers are the perfect choice!


woods Fundraising with st. wilfrid’s Hospice in 2019

our chosen charity for 2019 is st wilfrid’s Hospice based in chichester. st wilfrid’s have been providing the highest level of palliative care in the local west sussex community for over 30 years. their charity covers a community of over 80,000 homes in an area running between emsworth to the west, Arundel to the east and Midhurst to the north. their goal is to provide care and support for people with terminal conditions and their families, by providing attentive care in a safe and calm environment whilst supporting families, carers and friends with bereavement support. The majority of care takes place in the patient’s own home – with the Hospice at Home team providing symptom control, respite care and emotional support. St Wilfrid's Living Well Centre is an outpatient support hub where patients, their families and carers can access a range of activities and complementary therapies. Their team of specialist staff is on hand to offer emotional, physical, practical and clinical support. With their DREAMBUILDING project coming to completion they are set to move into a brand new, purpose-built Hospice in Bosham this June, enabling them to continue and expand their care coverage for many years to come. St Wilfrid’s vital services are all provided free of charge, thanks to the generous support of fundraisers and donors. Only 16% of the running costs are currently met by the NHS and they rely on the community to fund the remainder, which equates to just over £7.7 million each year. You can find out more information at www.stwh.co.uk. We have set ourselves a target of £10,000 to raise for St Wilfrid’s and have planned a number of events and activities to take place over the next few months. Our team at Woods are all keen to take part and are avidly seeking sponsors and support from friends and family. We would also like to reach out to our loyal travellers to see if you would like to help us reach our goal. So far we have raised £1,500! Moonlight Walk Chichester – Saturday 11 May 2019 – Woods4Wilf Two teams are tackling the Moonlight Walk this year – either the 5 or 10-mile route, led by Tina and Kristy (Joint Managing Directors) from Woods. If you would like to join us, we would be happy to have you along! If you would like to sponsor us, you can reach our fundraising page through www.woodstravel.co.uk, call 01243 868080 to make your pledge, or send a cheque payable to ‘st wilfrid’s Hospice’ to Woods Travel, at our usual address.

Bognor 10K Run – Sunday 19 May 2019 – TeamWilf Woods have entered a team of 15 runners for the Bognor road race celebrating its 25th Year. Ali, our Sales Director will be leading ‘TeamWilf’ and has set a target of £2,000 to raise, so we really need everyone’s help to get there! You can reach our fundraising page at www.sussex-cruiseclub.co.uk, or call us on 01243 868080 to make your pledge, or send a cheque payable to ‘st wilfrid’s Hospice’ to Woods Travel, at our usual address.

Quiz Night – Thursday 16 May 2019 We are holding our very own Quiz night and Raffle hosted by Simon Tooley at Bognor Regis Football Club, Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis. We are looking for teams of 6 people, to take part in a fun Quiz suitable for all knowledge and age groups. Just £10pp to enter and includes a buffet on the night. Please call us now to register your team on 01243 868080.

Finally SAVE THE DATE – Sussex Hospice Walk – Halnaker to Chichester – Sunday 01 September 2019 – More details to follow…


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no single supplement & Many single Rooms! We at Woods always have our single travellers in mind and this year we have managed to secure another range of holidays with a large number of single rooms with no single supplement. Travel on one of these tours and you will enjoy the same quality accommodation, interesting excursions, door to door service, and the experience and knowledge of our drivers, that you would expect on any of our tours. In addition, we arrange a welcome drink on arrival at your main hotel so that you have a chance to get to know the other travellers. Couples are also welcome.

No SiNGlE

SuPPlEMENT

As well as these tours, we have many others with a lower number of single rooms, but which still carry no supplement. Don’t forget that our Mystery Tours never have a single supplement. Look out for the symbol.

2019

3 Days from

£199

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Mystery tours

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service One Attraction

Half Board Our three-day Mystery Tours represent exceptional value for money as we whisk you away for an enjoyable short break and include entrance to one attraction!

24 May

kings & commoners*

22 July

shropshire Parks & gardens*

01 August

Perfect Peak district*

12 August

gilbert & sullivan in Harrogate*

19 August

emmerdale & Brontë country*

17 October

Autumn tints of wales

(p16)

27 October

eastbourne, Bubbly & the Bluebell line

(p19)

22 November

Festive cheer in sidmouth

(p24)

24 November

thursford spectacular

(p22)

12 May 2019

24 December

norton Park christmas

(p32)

15 September 2019

24 December

chesford grange christmas

(p31)

08 March 2020

24 December

orton Hall christmas AlMost Full

(p32)

No SiNGlE

SuPPlEMENT

Our Mystery Hotels are a minimum of three-star standard. All rooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and hospitality tray. Please note: FoR MYsteRY touRs onlY – The inclusive door to door service is available to those living inside the dotted line (as seen on the back cover of this brochure). If you live between the dotted and the solid line, there will be a taxi supplement of £15 per person.

G963

£199

Visit warner leisure Hotels with woods!

2020 03 February

snowdonia All inclusive

(p35)

07 February

snowdrops & steam

(p35)

16 March

delights of kent

(p38)

23 March

scarborough & York winter warmer

(p41)

01 April

springtime in guernsey

(p43)

2019 06 May

Holme Lacy House, Herefordshire*

22 July

Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire*

05 August

Alvaston Hall, Cheshire*

30 August

Cricket St Thomas, Somerset*

07 October

Bembridge Coast Hotel, Isle of Wight (p10)

18 November

Holme Lacy House, Herefordshire

(p25)

02 December

Littlecote House, Berkshire

(p25)

24 February

Littlecote House, Berkshire

(p37)

02 March

Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales

(p37)

2020

* Details of these tours appear in our 2019 Brochure please call 01243 871666 for your copy.


Holiday Diary 2019 / 20

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This diary shows all available holidays from May 2019 to April 2020. If you require details of a holiday which is listed, but does not appear in this brochure, please call 01243 868080 Date

Tours 2019

01 May 06 May 09 May 09 May 12 May 13 May 13 May 15 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 23 May 24 May 24 May 26 May 27 May 27 May 02 Jun 02 Jun 05 Jun 07 Jun 09 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 12 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jun 29 Jun 01 Jul 07 Jul 07 Jul 07 Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul

Falmouth Warner's Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Peaks & Potteries André Rieu in Cologne Mystery Tour Malvern & The Black & White Villages Tenby & Pembrokeshire Isle of Man Treasures in Trust - North Wales County Durham Manchester Ship Canal & Ribble Valley Tyntesfield, Bristol & Bath Rhododendrons in Norfolk Kings & Commoners Heart of Scotland Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire Bournemouth Killarney & The Ring of Kerry Hunstanton & North Norfolk Somerset Steam & Cruise Sidmouth & The South Devon Railway Southport The Lake District Hidden Yorkshire Hebridean Odyssey Isle of Wight Roses & Racehorses Torquay & The Exeter Canal Lake Garda & Verona Lakes, Dales & Mountain Goat Wales Grand Tour Swiss Alps & Golden Pass Panoramic Looe & The Cornish Coast Cardiff & The Royal Mint Delightful Dales - Settle to Carlisle Cheshire Discovery Royal Sandringham & The Shires Versailles, Candlelit Chateau & Monet's Garden Cruising the Seine Wildlife in The Cairngorms Canterbury & Castles of Kent Lakes Discovery Hidden London Chatsworth & Warner's Thoresby Hall Shropshire Parks & Gardens Coronation Street Northumbria's Hidden Gems Treasures in Trust - West Country Perfect Peak District Poland Explorer Four River Cruise Warner’s Alvaston Hall Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate Cornwall Coast & Country Bideford & North Devon

14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 21 Jul 22 Jul 22 Jul 25 Jul 28 Jul 31 Jul 01 Aug 02 Aug 03 Aug 05 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug

Summer 2019 Brochure Christmas 2019/20 Brochure

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Emmerdale & Brontë Country East Anglia & Suffolk Delights Cotswold Animal Magic Heartland of Wales Country Durham & Kynren Warner's Weekend Liverpool Explorer Manchester Ship Canal & Derbyshire Delights Treats of The Tyrol Falmouth Great Little Trains of Wales Beautiful Bruges & Ypres Andorra Mystery Tour The Lake District Lincolnshire Landscapes Isle of Man Duxford Air Show & Bletchley Park The Dordogne & The Vézère Galway & The Wild Atlantic Coast Sidmouth & The South Devon Railway Wiltshire on Location Cumbrian Borderlands Great Railways of Scotland Herefordshire Harvest Isles of Scilly Norfolk Paddle & Steam Warner's Isle of Wight Tuscan Autumn Festival & Italian Lakes Blackpool Illuminations Weymouth The Enchanted Forest Guernsey Plymouth & The Smugglers Coast Delights of The Douro Autumn Tints of Wales Three Historic Gems Cantabria & Picos de Europa Suffolk Autumn Gold Somerset Steam & Cruise Bournemouth Cotswold Autumn Tints Eastbourne, Bubbly & The Bluebell Line Severn Valley Medley Bridgwater Carnival Longleat Festival of Light Durham Lumiere & Festive Beamish Festive Chatsworth & Nottingham Market Warner's Festive Party Break Thursford Spectacular Festive Cheer in Sidmouth South Wales Christmas Markets Cornish Mistletoe & Wine Thursford Spectacular Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular Thursford Spectacular

04 Sep 05 Sep 06 Sep 06 Sep 10 Sep 15 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 20 Sep 22 Sep 22 Sep 23 Sep 26 Sep 29 Sep 29 Sep 30 Sep 02 Oct 06 Oct 07 Oct 08 Oct 11 Oct 11 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 17 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 25 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct 01 Nov 08 Nov 14 Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 20 Nov 22 Nov 24 Nov 24 Nov 24 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov

No Single Supplement Air tour

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Holiday Diary 2019 / 20 Date

Tours 2019

01 Dec

Bath, Bristol & Winchester Christmas Markets Warner's Wessex Turkey & Tinsel Italian Christmas Markets Rüdesheim, Frankfurt & Wiesbaden Christmas Markets Scenic Swiss Christmas Cotswolds Christmas Wight Christmas Bournemouth Christmas Mickleover Court Christmas Shropshire Christmas Norton Park Christmas Chesford Grange Christmas Orton Hall Christmas South Coast Christmas New Year at The Heights

02 Dec 02 Dec 05 Dec 21 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 30 Dec

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Tours 2020

31 Jan 03 Feb 07 Feb 24 Feb 24 Feb 28 Feb 02 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar 09 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar

Northern Norway Winter Cruise Snowdonia All Inclusive Snowdrops & Steam Warner's Littlecote House Valkenburg, Monschau & Aachen Special Shropshire, Severn Valley & Saxon Gold Warner's Bodelwyddan Castle Mystery Tour Belgrave Sands Cosy Break Paris Afloat Suffolk Spring Delights of Kent Joe Loss Orchestra Springtime in Austria

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GROUP BOOKINGS If a group of your friends or family wish to have a bespoke holiday or day out, our private group department is ready to put together the perfect tour designed just for you. We can organise the accommodation and itinerary using our knowledge and experience. Call 01243 871651 PRIVATE COACH HIRE Woods operate a fleet of 16 luxury coaches ranging from 16 to 53 seats. We can provide quality transport for your group in the UK and abroad. Call 01243 871657

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23 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar

Isles of Scilly Scarborough & York Winter Warmer Cruising to Liverpool Hidden London – Tutankhamun ‘Little Switzerland' & Springtime in Vianden Springtime in Guernsey Trams, Boats & Bulbs Sidmouth at Easter Malvern Easter Strawberries & Cream Easter Cornish Easter Tyntesfield, Bristol & Bath Lakes & Dales Dutch Tulip River Cruise Italian Riviera Norfolk Paddle & Steam Discovering Lincolnshire Manchester Ship Canal Keukenhof, Delft & Dutch Flower Parade Great Little Trains of Wales Tenby & Pembrokeshire Gateway to Provence - The Camargue, The Rhône Valley & The Saône Falmouth Springtime Scenery of The Fjordland Cruising The Seine Great Little Trains of Wales Falmouth Oberammergau & The Austrian Tyrol Discovering Lincolnshire Isles of Scilly Norfolk Paddle & Steam

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DAY EXCURSIONS Woods have a programme of around 300 day excursions a year to places of interest such as London theatres, historic houses, glorious gardens and shopping trips! Our pick up route runs from Chichester, through Bognor Regis and Littlehampton to Goring. Call 01243 868080 WISH DAYS For a special occasion, why not use our experience and expertise to design the perfect day out for you? Travel in style in our luxury chauffeur-driven seven seat Mercedes to a venue of your choice. Include a London theatre, a river trip, a wonderful meal, a train trip or a combination of all of these! Call 01243 871652

WOODS TRAVEL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday - 8.30 to 5.30pm, Saturday - 8.30 to 4pm


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A warm welcome to newcomers

NEWCoMERS

As a special treat to anyone who has not travelled with woods within the last two years, we are offering two wonderful tours at an amazing reduced price. this is your chance to experience our excellent door to door service, the high quality of our chosen hotels, the variety of excursions offered and the comfort and security of being looked after by woods from your initial booking to the taxi returning you to your door. we are sure that once you have been on one of these tours, we will see you travelling with woods again and again!

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NEWCOMERS PRICE

£589

BeAMisH MuseuM

NEWCOMERS PRICE

6 Days from

£649

county durham

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

This tour takes in the best that the North East of England has to offer, with unspoilt countryside through the Dales and the Pennines. The highlight is our visit to Kynren – a spectacular open-air live show with over 1000 cast and crew!

Half Board Kynren – Platinum Seats Beamish Museum Bowes Museum Guided Tour in Durham Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We have an early departure, stop in the beautiful conservation town of Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: A full day out to Beamish. Britain’s favourite open air museum vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to Durham where we have a guided tour and some free time, before returning to our hotel midafternoon. We have an early dinner before travelling to Bishop Auckland for the remarkable 90-minute show which is Kynren. DAy 4: A free morning at our hotel to enjoy the leisure facilities. Our afternoon is spent at the Bowes Museum. DAy 5: A scenic drive into the Durham Dales and over the Pennines, visiting the Durham Dales Visitor Centre, Blanchland and Hexham. DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south with suitable refreshment stops and arrive back at the local area early evening.

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Please note: Kynren begins at 8.30pm. There is some walking to get to our Platinum seats, and during other parts of the tour.

Redworth Hall Hotel HHHH A breathtaking Jacobean country house standing in beautifully landscaped grounds in Redworth, our four-star hotel has spacious and elegantly styled bedrooms equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and hospitality tray. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and health spa. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.thecairncollection.co.uk 29 August 2019

G919

£649

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

£426

west soMeRset RAilwAY

somerset Steam & Cruise

5 Days from

£476

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Canal Cruise & Cream Tea

Based in the historic town of West Somerset Railway Tiverton, this tour allows you to Exeter Cathedral Guided discover Exeter Cathedral, Tour explore the dramatic beauty of Excursions as Listed Exmoor with a trip on the West Somerset Railway, and relax with a cream tea as you cruise through the glorious Devon countryside by horse drawn barge. DAy 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels west to Bridport before continuing to your hotel in mid Devon. DAy 2: Driving south to Exeter we have arranged for a guided tour of the magnificent cathedral followed by free time to explore the town or historic quayside. The afternoon is free in Tiverton. DAy 3: A morning mystery drive, before visiting the Grand Western Canal where we enjoy a delightful horse-drawn cruise with a cream tea on board. DAy 4: We travel to Bishops Lydeard to join Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway for a twenty-mile journey winding through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast. Free time for lunch in Minehead, before returning to the hotel by coach across Exmoor. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast we travel east and have a stop in Salisbury. We continue to the local area arriving late afternoon.

The Tiverton Hotel HHH The three-star Best Western Tiverton Hotel is on the outskirts of Tiverton, an historic market town in the heart of the beautiful Exe River Valley. The hotel has WiFi and bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available. www.bw-tivertonhotel.co.uk 21 October 2019

G9119

£476

Twin/Double for Sole Use £88


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westons cideR

5 Days from

Herefordshire Harvest

£465

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Herefordshire has been a Brockhampton Estate county known for its cider Westons Cider Mill making for hundreds of years, Cream Tea and the countryside is blessed Excursions as Listed with many orchards meaning blossom in the spring and in the autumn, fabulous harvests of apples and pears. DAy 1: After collection from your home by taxi, we travel to Cheltenham, and then to our hotel in Great Malvern for our four-night stay. DAy 2: We enjoy a free morning in Great Malvern and in the afternoon visit Brockhampton, a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house. Exploring Brockhampton at this time of year provides visitors with a view of the estate at the most bountiful time. The orchards surrounding the manor house are laden with fruit, and the estate is home to a rich variety of wildlife, along with historic farming breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep. DAy 3: We drive into the autumn colours of the Malvern Hills and visit Ledbury with free time to explore this beautiful market town, with its many black and white timber-framed buildings, medieval cobbled streets and fine parish church. In the afternoon we visit Much Marcle and Westons, where cider and perry has been lovingly produced for over 135 years. We have a one-hour walking tour of the cider mill, a tasting and a delicious cream tea.

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5 Nights from

isles of scilly

£969

iNCluSioNS

Our customers return to these beautiful isles again and again, to enjoy the warm hospitality of the team at The Atlantic Inn, the fantastic guided walks, and a climate that attracts rare birds, dolphins and seals, and all year round exotic plants and flowers thrive.

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Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Boat Trip to Tresco Guided Tours of St Mary’s & Tresco Tresco Abbey Gardens

DAy 1: A morning pick up from your home by taxi, to join the Woods coach. We drive towards the West Country, making a suitable stop for lunch. We arrive at Land’s End for an afternoon flight to St Mary’s. You will be transferred to the hotel where you will receive a warm reception. DAyS 2-5: During your stay you enjoy: • A full day guided walking tour on St Mary’s. If you do not wish to walk all day it is possible to join this tour in the morning and return to the hotel after lunch either on foot or by taxi (own expense). • A full day to the island of Tresco by boat, with a guided walking tour of the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens. • Two free days with an optional visit to the island of either St Agnes or St Martin’s. DAy 6: After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Land’s End. A Woods coach will be waiting to return you to the local area for your onward taxi to your home.

DAy 5: Departing after breakfast we travel through the Cotswolds with a stop in Stow-on-the-Wold. In the afternoon, we continue to the local area.

Please Note: Good walking shoes are essential, as there can be a lot of walking on the island tours. Weather conditions and tide times may cause the order of the excursions to change without notice. Woods cannot be held responsible for any such changes. Please complete the coach tour booking form for this holiday.

The Abbey Hotel HHHH

Atlantic inn HHH

In the heart of the countryside at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Great Malvern is the perfect base for our tour. Our four-star ivy-clad hotel is located in the heart of town adjoining the fine Benedictine Priory, and has spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the beautiful Malvern Hills. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.sarova-abbeyhotel.com 30 September 2019

G912

£465

Single Supplement £60 Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

Centrally located in Hugh Town on St Mary’s, the Atlantic Inn is on the water’s edge, overlooking the harbour. It is a delightful, rambling old inn, with plenty of character. All rooms have TV and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift and there is only one ground floor room. The restaurant overlooks the waterfront and there is WiFi and a roof terrace. www.atlanticinnscilly.co.uk 02 October 2019

G953

£969

Sea View Supplement £50 Twin/Double for Sole Use £90

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 4: Today we drive close to the Welsh border and the wonderful little town of Hay-on-Wye. Here we have some free time to browse the many bookshops that line the streets. We then move onto Hereford, where you can stroll through the streets, shop or visit the cathedral.

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noRFolk BRoAds PAddle steAMeR

6 Days from

£599

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Paddle & Steam

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

The county of Norfolk offers a rich historical heritage, pretty villages and varied landscapes including the famous Broads. We explore the area on two trains, by Mississippi Paddle Boat across the Broads and by coach on a scenic drive to the coast, and visit both Holkham and Blickling Halls.

North Norfolk Railway Blickling Hall Holkham Hall Bure Valley Railway Paddle Boat Broads Cruise Norwich Guided Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After enjoying our door to door service, we drive to Ely, before continuing to our hotel near Norwich arriving late afternoon. DAy 2: A scenic drive today via Fakenham to Holt. Here we take a steam train journey on the North Norfolk Railway – The Poppy Line to Sheringham. We continue to Blickling Hall, where we have access to the great Jacobean house and extensive gardens. DAy 3: This morning we have a guided tour of Norwich and the afternoon is free for your own exploration. DAy 4: A day out steaming and cruising through the Broads. We travel to Aylsham to join the Bure Valley Railway for the 9-mile trip to Wroxham. There is free time to get something to eat before we transfer to Horning to board the Southern Comfort, a Mississippi paddle boat for a 1½-hour cruise on the Broads. DAy 5: We visit Holkham Hall, a breathtaking 18th Century house on the coast with an outstanding art collection and wonderful panoramic views.

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DAy 6: Leaving after breakfast, we travel via Lavenham. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Dunston Hall Hotel HHHH A majestic, Elizabethan-style mansion, built in 1859 and lovingly restored to its former glory, set in 150 acres of beautiful wooded Norfolk parkland. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel also has a state of the art gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.qhotels.co.uk 06 October 2019

G902

£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

osBoRne House

5 Days from

£469

warner’s isle of wight

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

We return to Bembridge Coast Hotel, one of Warner’s most popular properties. Warner’s ‘adult only’ hotels offer a wealth of leisure activities and evening entertainment, while our programme of excursions allows you to see the best of this beautiful island.

Half Board Entertainment & Activity Programme Osborne House Rosemary Vineyard Excursions as Listed (Tea/coffee after dinner not included)

DAy 1: Having met all of our taxis, our coach travels to Portsmouth for the sailing to Fishbourne. Once on the island we head for the east coast and our hotel. DAy 2: Free time this morning to enjoy the many facilities at the resort. This afternoon we take a tour around the western part of the island, taking in the picture postcard village of Godshill, Alum Bay and glimpses of The Needles. DAy 3: A morning visit to Osborne House and Gardens. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon. DAy 4: A free morning to enjoy the many activities on offer at Warner’s and then this afternoon we take a scenic drive along the south east coast visiting Ventnor and Shanklin. DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest producers of English wine and home to a lovely café and a shop chock full of local island products. We travel on to Fishbourne for our afternoon ferry to Portsmouth, returning to our homes early evening.

Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel HHH This first-rate modern hotel is set in 23 acres of grounds on the secluded eastern shore of the Isle of Wight, and has beautifully landscaped gardens and marvellous sea views. Bedrooms, situated in various buildings in the complex, have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. There is lift access to most rooms. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness studio, indoor bowls, outdoor bowls green, snooker room, croquet, tennis and boules courts. We enjoy a daily programme of events and live nightly entertainment. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 07 October 2019

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£469

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tuscan Festival & italian lakes

£1249

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Tuscany is one of Italy’s most popular regions. Its wonderful gently rolling landscape is the perfect backdrop for ancient traditions, art and culture and a wonderful culinary heritage. The Autumn Festival is a fantastic celebration of local culture - a true harvest festival where the intense flavours of the mountains are paramount, and skilled local artisans ply their wares. We complement this with visits to Lucca, Florence and the beautiful lakes of Orta and Maggiore! A packed holiday, giving a wonderful view of two of the most popular areas of Italy.

Half Board Lucca Walking Tour Steam Train Wine Tasting Cheese Tasting Light Lunch Day 7 Florence Walking Tour

DAy 1: After a pick up from your door, transfer to your tour coach and travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We then continue southwards to our overnight hotel near Metz. DAy 2: Departing after breakfast we continue southwards, with a break from the motorway as we drive through the Alsace, and a stop over lunchtime in one of the villages of this beautiful area – Obernai, Ribeauville or Riquewihr. Our journey takes us through Germany, into Switzerland, past Lake Lucerne and we reach our overnight hotel in the region of Lake Como in time for dinner. DAy 3: We have an early start so we can drive down into Tuscany to visit Lucca, birthplace of Puccini. A local guide will show us around this ‘City of 100 Churches’. We continue to Chianciano Terme, our base for the next four nights.

DAy 5: It is an early start today for the highlight of this tour as we celebrate the Autumn Festival in the heart of the old town in Abbadia San Salvatore! In Sienna we board a vintage steam train for a journey into the Tuscan countryside,

DAy 6: After breakfast, we travel into Florence where we have a guided walking tour. Then stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, see the Church frescos, visit a museum or gallery and revel in the Florentine atmosphere while enjoying coffee in one of the many cosy cafés. We return to our hotel late afternoon. DAy 7: We leave Chianciano and travel northwards through Italy, with a stop outside Parma for a light lunch and a tasting of local specialities. We continue our journey and arrive in Stresa early evening for a welcome drink and a late dinner. (Three-night stay) DAy 8: A free day in Stresa. You might like to join your driver on a boat trip onto Lake Maggiore to the beautiful Borromean Islands (costs not included). DAy 9: We discover the beauty of Lake Orta’s enchanting little villages. We have time in the village of Orta on the shores of the lake and 08 October 2019

San Guilio Boat Excursions as Listed take a short boat trip to the island of San Guilio, home to the oldest church in the region. DAy 10: Departing Stresa, we start the journey homewards, with our overnight stop being in the area of Troyes, France. DAy 11: We continue northwards through France, reaching Calais and taking the short channel crossing to Dover. We then travel back to the local area, to be met by our taxis. Please Note: Tuscany is very hilly, and there are several walking tours on this holiday, therefore it is not suitable for the less mobile.

Grand Hotel Excelsior HHHH (italy) Our family-run four-star hotel is close to Piazza Italia in the heart of Chianciano Terme’s new town. It has beautiful lounge, bar, restaurant, roof terrace, outdoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, fridge and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.grandhotelexcelsior.it

Hotel Milan Speranza au lac HHHH (italy) Close to the shores of Lake Maggiore, our fourstar historic hotel in Stresa is comprised of two buildings and has a restaurant, lounge and a pleasant bar. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe and hairdryer. The hotel has two lifts. www.milansperanza.it E9102

£1249

Single Supplement £155

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DAy 4: This morning we visit Pienza, a town built in the 15th Century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is famous for its Pecorino cheese, which we will have the chance to sample during our stay. We then head for Montepulciano, packed with palatial buildings and churches, with streets that climb to the main square at the top of the hill. We have a tasting of the famous wine and local delicacies before returning to our hotel.

passing through old villages in the picturesque UNESCO listed Orcia Valley and along the flanks of Monte Amiata. We then have a 40-minute coach journey to reach the traditional Tuscan village of Abbadia San Salvatore, where you will have free time to enjoy the traditional Autumn Festival. We have the chance to sample rich autumnal fruits and typical local delicacies; enjoy a range of exhibitions, folk plays and musical entertainment; all while delighting in the beautiful surroundings. At around 4.30pm we return to Chianciano by coach.


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weymouth

£377

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Blackpool illuminations

£399

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Half Board Join us for this wonderful tour Blackpool Tower & Circus of the famous Blackpool Guided Illuminations Tour Illuminations, which every Gawthorpe Hall autumn transform a five-mile Excursions as Listed stretch of the promenade into a breathtaking blaze of colourful lights in spectacular designs. We have also included a visit to the ‘Downton of the North’, and our hotel provides entertainment every evening. DAy 1: Leaving the local area early in the morning, we travel north to St Annes-on-Sea making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving in time for dinner. DAy 2: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel up the Ribble Valley to Clitheroe, where you can get a snack for lunch. This afternoon we visit Gawthorpe Hall. Redesigned in the 1850s by Sir Charles Barry, designer of the Houses of Parliament and the ‘real’ Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle; the Hall houses the North West’s largest collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery as well as The Gawthorpe Textiles Collection. DAy 3: Take the day to explore Blackpool, where we have included entry to Blackpool Tower Ballroom and the Circus. After an earlier dinner this evening, we take a leisurely guided coach tour through the amazing illuminations for which the town is so rightly famous.

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DAy 4: Departing after breakfast, we head south and arrive in the local area late afternoon. We will make stops for refreshments along the way.

Clifton Park Hotel HHH This privately owned three-star hotel is centrally located in the stylish seaside town of St Annes-on-Sea, one mile from leafy Lytham and three miles from bustling Blackpool. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms, but there are some steps throughout. www.cliftonpark.co.uk 11 October 2019

G9103

£399

Single Supplement £Nil

We return to the Hotel Rex in Door to Door Service the seaside resort of Half Board Weymouth, with its golden Bovington Tank Museum beaches and idyllic leisure Refreshments Day 2 harbour, which nestles perfectly Sherborne Castle alongside the rugged Isle of Light Lunch Day 3 Portland. We visit Dorchester, Excursions as Listed Bournemouth and Shaftesbury; and delve into history at the Bovington Tank Museum and Sherborne Castle. DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west to Bovington Tank Museum, where we find a unique collection of over 300 vehicles over six halls, with the personal touch of first-hand accounts of those who fought in them. We continue our journey to Weymouth and our hotel. DAy 2: In the morning we visit Dorchester, an historic market town with its roots in Roman times, and close associations with Thomas Hardy. There is free time to visit the variety of shops, museums and cafés in the town. After included refreshments, we return to Weymouth for the afternoon. DAy 3: After breakfast, we travel to Sherborne, to visit the magnificent castle. This historic Digby stately home was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, and we enjoy a private tour to view the magnificent staterooms, Raleigh’s kitchen and the museum in the Castle’s cellars. The stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds will be wreathed in red and gold as the autumn colours begin and our tour is followed by a light lunch in the Tea Room. In the afternoon we head out across the Dorset countryside to Shaftesbury. Walk down the famous ‘Hovis’ Gold Hill if you dare, or take in the glorious views from Park Walk. DAy 4: We leave our hotel after breakfast and travel via Bournemouth with a stop for refreshments. We arrive in the local area in the afternoon, where your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

Hotel Rex HHH A very warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Rex, which offers the comforts and luxuries of a modern hotel yet still retains its original character and splendour. This three-star hotel is situated on the Esplanade overlooking the stunning golden sands of Weymouth Beach and the Jurassic Coastline beyond. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms and there are some steps at the entrance. www.kingshotels.co.uk 11 October 2019

G9130

£377

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£649

the enchanted Forest

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Join us on this wonderful tour like no other, based in Perth, perfect for visiting the Enchanted Forest, renowned as Scotland’s premier sound and light experience! We spend our days exploring the beautiful autumn scenery, visiting the castles of Drumlanrig and Glamis, and tasting a little shortbread and whisky along the way.

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DAy 1: A fairly early start is required today to make our way up to our overnight hotel in the Cumbria area.

Distillery Tour & Tasting

DAy 2: We continue northwards and cross the border into Scotland, via Dumfries to Drumlanrig Castle. Time will be given for you to explore the gardens and the magical pink 300year-old castle perched above the Nith Valley, and we have an included lunch of soup and sandwiches. We continue our journey to Perth arriving in time for our dinner, and our fournight stay.

DAy 4: This morning is free in Perth. You might like to visit Scone Palace (entrance & transport not included), which is only three miles from the centre, do a little souvenir shopping, or just stroll along the River Tay. In the afternoon we visit the Black Watch Museum, housed in the historic Balhousie Castle, which tells the story of Scotland’s premier Highland Regiment. We have included a short tour, tea and shortbread. For those who don’t wish to walk to the museum, transport will be provided.

Enchanted Forest Drumlanrig Castle Light Lunch Day 2

DAy 5: A morning visit to Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. We have time to explore the castle and gardens, where the abundance of trees ensures a spectacle of autumn colour. We return to Perth for a little free time and an early dinner before driving up to Pitlochry to enjoy the Enchanted Forest. With dazzling visuals and innovative designs set to music, explore the stunning autumn woodland setting of Faskally Woods as it is transformed by this spectacular sound and light show!

Glamis Castle Black Watch Museum Excursions as Listed

DAy 6: Travelling south, we cross the Firth of Forth and reach Edinburgh. We have some free time for your own exploration, before continuing across the border to our overnight hotel in the Newcastle/Durham area. DAy 7: We make our way home, with suitable refreshment stops along the way, reaching the south coast in the evening to meet our everfaithful taxis. Please Note: There will be bus transfers from the centre of Pitlochry to the Enchanted Forest site. There is then a designated route which should take between 30 and 50 minutes to walk around (1.8km). It has some uneven ground and steep slopes.

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Salutation Hotel Perth HHH The 17th Century hotel is centrally located within the town’s main shopping area and provides a welcoming atmosphere, good food and comfortable accommodation. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but some steps throughout. www.strathmorehotels-thesalutation.com G9114

£649

Single Supplement £100

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DAy 3: Today takes us into the glorious autumn countryside firstly to Queen’s View at the head of Loch Tummel, before heading to Loch Tay, Loch Earn and to Crieff. Here we find the spiritual home of Famous Grouse and Glenturret, and we have a guided tour of the distillery along with a dram or two, before heading back to Perth and our hotel.

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guernsey

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Guernsey is renowned for beautiful coastal scenery, wonderful beaches, wild flowers and a delightfully mild climate. We are based at the renowned Peninsula Hotel in Vale.

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Door to Door Service Half Board Two Half-Day Excursions Services of a Woods Tour Escort

DAy 1: A taxi pickup from your home to the coach travelling to Southampton Airport for an afternoon flight to Guernsey. On arrival you are met by a local coach and transferred to your hotel. DAy 2: After breakfast, a morning excursion of the north and east of the island. You will have the option of returning to the hotel at lunchtime or being dropped in St Peter Port returning independently by bus or a taxi (not included). DAy 3: A free day for your own exploration. Your tour escort will help with ideas of beautiful places to visit. DAy 4: A half day excursion to complete your tour of the island. The coach will return you to the hotel at lunchtime or if you prefer you can end the tour in St Peter Port. DAy 5: A free day. You may like to visit Castle Cornet, an ancient Royal Fortress with almost 800 years history. The noon day gun is fired by soldiers in 19th Century costumes. (Cost not included.)

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DAy 6: After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our morning flight. At Southampton you will be met by a Woods coach and taken back by taxi to your home.

Peninsula Hotel HHH The Peninsula hotel is a firm favourite with Woods clients and is located on the north west coast in its own grounds on a grassy peninsula leading to a sandy bay. There is a spacious lounge, bar, pitch & putt course and terrace. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. A regular bus service connects you to St Peter Port. www.peninsula.gg 14 October 2019

AN9156

£756

Twin/Double for Sole Use £50

5 Days from

Plymouth & The Smugglers Coast

£495

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Shipwreck Centre

The historic city of Plymouth is Smuggling Museum an excellent base for this Dartmouth Railway autumn tour, with its quaint Excursions as Listed cobbled quayside, wonderful National Marine Aquarium and, of course, Plymouth Hoe. DAy 1: Leaving the local area this morning we travel west, stopping at Ottery St Mary Garden Centre for lunch and refreshments (not included), reaching our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: Our first visit is to the Grade II listed port of Charlestown, clearly recognisable as the film location for Poldark. Here we visit the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre to learn fascinating stories of the port, ships and the wrecks along this treacherous coast. Our next stop is Mevagissey, with its maze of narrow streets around the pretty harbour. DAy 3: Today we drive to rugged Bodmin Moor and stop at Jamaica Inn, with its Daphne Du Maurier associations and a museum filled with smuggling artefacts collected over many years. We return to Plymouth for a free afternoon in this historic city. DAy 4: We travel over to the pretty resort of Torquay for some free time to explore the town. In the afternoon we board the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Paignton for a return journey to Kingswear, overlooking the River Dart. We then return to our hotel for our last evening dinner. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we visit Exeter and have free time to explore. We continue eastwards and meet our taxis late afternoon.

Copthorne Hotel HHH Situated in the heart of the city with sweeping views down Armada Way and a short walk from the Barbican and the historic Mayflower Steps, our three-star hotel has pleasant lounge, bar and a lift to all floors. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. www.millenniumhotels.com 14 October 2019

G9152

£495

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£1099

delights of the douro Valley

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Enjoy a fabulous holiday to Portugal with a port wine tour and tasting experience in the land where port was invented. A full day cruise on the Douro River will also prove a highlight of this incredible trip to the postcard-pretty Douro Valley. At our hotel we enjoy a folklore evening on one night and live musical entertainment on another.

Half Board Welcome Drink ¼ Bottle of Wine with Dinners Port Wine Estate & Tasting UNESCO World Heritage Site Guimarães

DAy 4: Today enjoy a relaxing free day in the resort, utilise the hotel facilities or explore the local area.

Bom Jesus Sanctuary River Douro Cruise, Breakfast & Lunch

DAy 5: Head inland to the historic town of Guimarães, the first capital of Portugal and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon travel to Braga for a visit to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, one of the most remarkable examples of 18th Century religious architecture, which is simply breathtaking.

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DAy 2: Arrive in Santander in the early evening and travel to Palencia for our overnight stay. DAy 3: After breakfast, we begin the journey across northern Spain into Portugal via the picturesque wine region of the Douro Valley. We stop en route at the Portuguese spa town of Chaves for lunch (not included) before continuing to the Axis Vermar arriving in time for a welcome glass of port before dinner.

DAy 7: After breakfast, begin the day with a guided tour of the historic town of Porto, Portugal’s second city, with its beautiful buildings and atmospheric squares. In the afternoon, visit a port wine estate across the river in the Vila Nova de Gaia area and learn the process of producing port whilst enjoying a sample or two! DAy 8: Say goodbye to the Axis Vermar Hotel this morning and travel back to Palencia in Spain to our overnight hotel. DAy 9: This morning we travel to Santander in 15 October 2019

Folklore Evening Live Musical Entertainment Excursions as Listed time for an overnight cruise back to Plymouth. Cabins are inside with lower beds and meals can be purchased onboard. DAy 10: On arrival in Plymouth, we travel back to the local area where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home. Please Note: Meals on board the ferries are not included. This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Axis Vermar Hotel HHHH (Portugal) The four-star Axis Vermar enjoys a lovely seafront location, about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Póvoa. With intimate gardens, bar, restaurant, terrace and easy access to the beach, the hotel makes an ideal holiday venue. Leisure facilities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna and steam room. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, minibar and kettle. The hotel has a lift. www.hotelaxisvermar.com E9128

£1099

Single Room/Cabin £161

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DAy 1: Following taxi collection from home, we travel to Portsmouth for a late afternoon ferry to Santander. Cabins are inside with lower beds, all meals for the duration can be purchased onboard.

DAy 6: This morning board a riverboat for a relaxing full day one-way cruise along the beautiful and majestic Douro River, from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto to Regua. Pass by rows of terraces cultivated with vines, following the curves of the mountain. The cruise includes continental buffet breakfast and a three-course set lunch including selected drinks.

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Autumn tints of wales

£469

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Gorgeous scenery awaits as we visit South Wales in the crisp autumn season. Admire the colours at the National Botanic Garden, the Deer Park at Dinefwr, along the Pembrokeshire coast and from the carriages of the Gwili train.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink National Botanic Garden Birds of Prey Centre Gwili Train Newton House Pembroke Castle Tea & Scone Day 3 Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel across to Gloucester in time for lunch. We continue to our hotel in Carmarthen where we have a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: Today we visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales, which was created within a beautiful Regency park, with over 100,000 plants and the Great Glasshouse as its remarkable centrepiece – making it perfect for all weathers. We have included entry to The British Bird of Prey Centre. Take a walk around the aviaries, enjoy a conservation talk by one of the falconers or watch one of the flying displays (weather dependant). The afternoon is free in Carmarthen. DAy 3: We first visit Tenby and this afternoon we travel to Pembroke. Here we have a guided tour of the castle, once the magnificent home of the Earls of Pembroke, and enjoy tea and scones in the Castle Café. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to the Gwili Railway where we enjoy an 8-mile return journey by diesel locomotive through picturesque farmland and steeply wooded hillsides and alongside the River Gwili. Have a look around the railway museum before we travel by coach to Dinefwr and Newton House, set in beautiful parkland and now owned by the National Trust. We have free time for lunch before our guided tour.

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DAy 5: We travel to Cardiff for free time over the lunchtime period. We then cross the Severn Bridge and continue to the south coast and our taxis.

ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH Once a favoured retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, our three-star hotel is within walking distance of Carmarthen. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel retains its old world charm. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a bar, spacious lounge and terrace, a gym and sauna, WiFi and a lift. www.ivybushroyal.co.uk 17 October 2019

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£469

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5 Days from

three Historic gems

£424

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Within easy reach of our hotel overlooking the Humber Bridge, we find the pretty market town of Beverley and the impressive and historic cities of Lincoln and York.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board York Guided Tour Lincoln Guided Tour Lincoln Cathedral Burton Constable Hall Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After our door to door service, we travel north making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel late afternoon, and we are greeted with tea and coffee. This evening we have a guest speaker to give us an introduction to the area. DAy 2: We cross the impressive Humber Bridge into Lincolnshire, and begin our stay in Lincoln with a short guided tour. After free time for your own exploration and to get some lunch, we visit the magnificent cathedral, one of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings, and full of fascinating detail. DAy 3: We spend the morning in Beverley, where the Minster dates back to 1220 and is one of Britain’s finest examples of medieval Gothic architecture. The historic streets house a range of interesting shops and cafés. This afternoon we visit Burton Constable Hall, a glorious Elizabethan mansion with over 30 rooms filled with fine art, antique furniture and over 500 years of family history. DAy 4: We journey through the East Riding of Yorkshire to the remarkable city of York. We meet a local guide for an introductory tour, pointing out the places worth further exploration and giving us some historical information. The rest of the day is free in the city. Our final night at our hotel will feature a locally themed quiz and a glass of wine with dinner. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel home with suitable refreshment stops and reach the local area in the late afternoon to meet our taxis.

Hallmark Hull HHHH Our award-winning four-star boutique hotel is in an enviable position with panoramic views over the Humber Estuary and has a pleasant bar and lounge, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, and very few ground floor rooms. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk 17 October 2019

G9195

£424

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cantabria & the Picos de europa

£999

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Cantabria in Northern Spain is often known as ‘Switzerland by the Sea’ for its magnificent sandy beaches leading to green meadows, river valleys and dramatic mountain peaks. Included in this tour is a visit to a remarkable wildlife park and another to the museum of the world-famous Caves of Altamira, which feature prehistoric cave drawings. DAy 1: Following collection from home, travel to Plymouth for the afternoon Brittany Ferries mini cruise to Santander in Northern Spain. The evening is free to relax and enjoy the many on board facilities of this superb cruise ferry (meals payable on board). DAy 2: After a lunchtime arrival in Santander, make the short journey to the Hotel Juan de la Cosa near Santoña where we stay for seven nights dinner, bed and breakfast. DAy 3: Today is a full day excursion to the Picos de Europa mountain range. We take a scenic journey to the market town of Potes, before continuing to Fuente Dé where, subject to good weather, there will be an opportunity to take a spectacular cable car ride into the mountains (cost approx. £11 payable locally).

DAy 5: A free day to relax in Santoña. Perhaps take part in the activities available at our hotel and enjoy a tapas lunch. DAy 6: A half day excursion to the Cabarceno Natural Park, one of the major attractions of Northern Spain. Set amidst the most spectacular scenery, this is an ideal setting for the wildlife park, where the animals have an exceptionally large area to roam. This afternoon is free to enjoy the hotel facilities.

DAy 8: After a leisurely breakfast, we head to the pretty village of Santillana del Mar. Listed as a World Heritage Site, Santillana is famous for its medieval buildings and cobbled streets and is best described as a living museum. This afternoon we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Caves of Altamira, containing some of the world’s finest examples of prehistoric rock art. The museum and easily accessible replica cave provide a remarkable experience. DAy 9: Depart the hotel after breakfast and journey to Santander with free time to explore the picturesque coastal resort. Later, board the Brittany Ferries sailing for Portsmouth (meals payable on board). DAy 10: On arrival in Portsmouth midafternoon. We rejoin our coach for the return journey to the local area where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.

Free Bar on Selected Drinks (11.0023.00 Daily Hotel Only) Tapas Lunch or Packed Lunch Daily Traditional Activities Including Cookery Demo & Folklore Show Laredo Boat Cabarceno Natural Park FEVE Narrow Gauge Railway Caves of Altamira Museum Excursions as Listed Please Note: Meals on board Brittany Ferries are not included. This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Hotel Juan de la Cosa HHHH (Spain) Situated in a fabulous position within private gardens, lovely terraces and delightful sea views of the unspoilt beach at Playa de Berria. All bedrooms are air-conditioned with TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer and kettle. Leisure facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and games room. There is WiFi and a lift to all floors. www.hoteljuandelacosa.com

Brittany Ferries Our vessel represents the very latest in cruise ferry technology and offers unrivalled levels of comfort. Accommodation in two-berth inside cabins (bunks) equipped with private facilities is included. Two bedded cabins are available at a supplement (see below). Single Room/Cabin £206

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E9129

£999

Two Bedded Inside Cabin £45 Two Bedded Outside Cabin £95

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DAy 4: This morning is at leisure in Santoña. Later, we take the boat across to Laredo for the afternoon, then drive back along the coastal road to the hotel.

DAy 7: Departing the hotel after breakfast, we drive to nearby Cicero to board the FEVE narrow gauge railway for a spectacular journey through the Cantabrian Hinterland to Bilbao. This lively city is the capital of the Basque region and more recently, home to the amazing Guggenheim Museum, as famous for its incredible architecture as it is the wide range of modern art exhibits. We return to Santoña by coach.

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suffolk Autumn Gold

£493

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Half Board As the leaves turn red and gold, Otley Hall we explore the little villages, Cream Tea Day 3 sandy heathlands and verdant Guided Tour Day 4 countryside which have inspired Gainsborough’s House famous painters such as Excursions as Listed Constable and Gainsborough. We also take in Bury St Edmunds, Otley Hall and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. DAy 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing for a late lunch stop in Colchester. We continue into Suffolk reaching our hotel near Woodbridge late afternoon. DAy 2: This morning we visit Bury St Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and the Angel Hotel, where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We continue to the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare, with their pastel coloured cottages. We return via Lavenham, with its half-timbered buildings and famous crooked house. DAy 3: We travel to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the quaint seaside town of Aldeburgh. In the afternoon we visit Otley Hall, a stunning Grade 1 listed, 16th Century moated hall. It has been voted one of the top 20 Historic Houses in the UK and has long been regarded as the oldest house in Suffolk to survive largely intact. It is still a private home, and we follow our tour with an afternoon cream tea. DAy 4: Today we delve into Constable and Gainsborough Country to discover the idyllic villages and landscapes that inspired the famous painters. With our local guide, we visit Constable’s birthplace at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages, the church at Dedham and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill. In the afternoon we visit Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury.

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DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

ufford Park Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is beautifully situated in 120 acres of historic parkland in the tranquil heart of the Suffolk countryside, near Woodbridge. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, gym, golf and an onsite hairdresser. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.uffordpark.co.uk 21 October 2019

G9146

£493

Sole Use Supplement £100

BouRneMoutH

5 Days from

Bournemouth

£489

iNCluSioNS

Enjoy a relaxing time in this iconic seaside town, and also a trip on the Swanage Steam Railway, a Poole Harbour cruise aboard a vintage motor yacht and a visit to Compton Acres.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Poole Vintage Cruise Cream Tea Compton Acres Swanage Railway

DAy 1: Making our way through Excursions as Listed Hampshire and the New Forest, we have a stop in Lyndhurst where you will be able to get lunch. Keep your eyes open for the wild New Forest ponies as we continue to our hotel in Bournemouth. DAy 2: Today we visit Swanage via Sandbanks and enjoy a return heritage train ride on the Swanage Railway to Norden through the Purbeck Hills with views of the ruins of Corfe Castle along the way. We then have some free time to stroll along the promenade at Swanage or visit the shops before we return to Bournemouth. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Compton Acres, acknowledged as one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England. In the afternoon we transfer to Poole Quay where we have a 90-minute cruise around the harbour aboard the Dorset Queen, a 1938 vintage motor yacht and enjoy a Dorset cream tea on board. DAy 4: A free day to enjoy Bournemouth. DAy 5: Departing mid-morning, we travel the short distance to Wimborne, before making our way back to the local area and meeting our taxis. Please Note: Seaview rooms and balcony rooms may be available and would incur a supplement.

Marsham Court Hotel HHH Our family-run three-star hotel is situated on the East Cliff, with awardwinning garden frontage, terraces and outdoor pool (May to September) overlooking the bay. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to all floors but not all rooms can be accessed with no stairs. www.marshamcourthotel.co.uk 21 October 2019

G9141

£489

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60


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5 Days from

cotswold Autumn Tints

£459

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Autumn is the perfect time to Cotswolds Guided Tour visit this beautiful area of Batsford Arboretum Tour England, when the countryside Westons Cider is illuminated by an explosion of Cream Tea colour. We have a guided tour Excursions as Listed through some pretty Cotswold villages, a visit to the wonderful Batsford Arboretum, a warming autumn cider tasting, and we discover the charms of both Gloucester and Cheltenham. DAy 1: After pick up by taxi, we make our way to Gloucestershire with a visit to the Regency town of Cheltenham before arriving at our hotel. After tea on arrival, there is time to relax before dinner. DAy 2: After breakfast, we make our way via Broadway to Batsford Arboretum, home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country and a blaze of colour at this time of year and we have included a 90-minute tour with one of the knowledgeable guides. If you do not want to take part in the tour, Batsford is also home to a beautiful visitor centre with café, gift and garden shop, and a plant centre within the walls of the Victorian Kitchen Garden. DAy 3: A local guide joins us today to take us on a beautiful journey through the autumn colours visiting some of the pretty Cotswold villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury and Burford on the River Windrush. DAy 4: Today we visit Ledbury with free time to explore this beautiful market town, with its many black and white timber-framed buildings, cobbled streets and fine parish church. In the afternoon we visit Much Marcle and Westons, where cider and perry has been lovingly produced for over 135 years. We have a one-hour tour of the cider mill, a tasting and a delicious cream tea.

Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel HHHH Regency elegance awaits you at the Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel, set in 12 acres of rolling park and woodland close to Upton St Leonards. All bedrooms have TV, WiFi, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, and does not have ground floor rooms. A platform lift is available to the first floor. www.mercuregloucester.co.uk 25 October 2019

G9131

£459

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

5 Days from

eastbourne, Bubbly & The Bluebell Line

£539

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink

This new autumn tour includes Chartwell a visit to the cherished family Bluebell Railway home of Sir Winston Churchill, a Chapel Down Vineyard ride on the wonderful Bluebell Excursions as Listed Line, a tasting at the renowned Chapel Down Vineyard and time in some of Kent and East Sussex’s favourite towns. DAy 1: After your door to door service, we travel eastwards and have a stop at Alfriston before taking the high road up to Birling Gap and making our way down into Eastbourne. The afternoon is free to explore the town, or relax in the lounges. We have a welcome drink before dinner this evening for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: We head to Rye with its quaint charm, 18th Century cobbled streets and breathtaking views of Romney Marsh. In the afternoon we visit Chapel Down Vineyard and Winery, where we learn about the history of English wine, the intricacies of the traditional method of sparkling wine production and enjoy a tasting. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel up to Chartwell, the muchloved family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The house is still much as it was when the family lived here with pictures, books and personal mementos filling the comfortable rooms. The studio is home to a fine collection of Churchill’s paintings, and the gardens reflect his love of landscape and nature. There will be time to explore and to purchase refreshments in the Landemare Café before we return to Eastbourne. DAy 4: A drive through the countryside to Sheffield Park to join the Bluebell Railway for a nostalgic train ride to East Grinstead. We rejoin our coach and continue to Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its elegant streets, Georgian buildings and the famous Pantiles. There is free time for lunch and exploration before we return to our hotel. DAy 5: Leaving after a leisurely breakfast, we depart our hotel and make our way homewards, with a stop in Brighton along the way. We reach our taxis late afternoon.

york House Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is located on the seafront 400 yards from Eastbourne Pier, and a short walk from the town centre. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, veranda bar and comfortable lounges. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.yorkhousehotel.co.uk 27 October 2019

G9145

£539

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we spend the morning in Gloucester visiting the restored Victorian Docks, home to the National Waterways Museum and the Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre. Early afternoon we make our way back to the south coast and home.

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5 Days from

severn Valley Medley

£476

iNCluSioNS

From our base near Stourportupon-Severn we are able to discover the history of this remarkable region. From medieval manor houses and Victorian farms, to 20th Century aviation to African wildlife – this tour has something for everyone!

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Stokesay Castle Acton Scott Working Farm West Midland Safari Park Tea & Cake Day 3 RAF Museum Cosford Coalport China Museum Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way via some of the pretty towns of the Cotswolds to Stourport-Upon-Severn and our hotel to be greeted with tea and biscuits. DAy 2: We go north to Stokesay Castle, a survivor of 700 years of border and civil wars, and the best fortified manor house in Britain. From here we make our way to the village of Acton Scott, and visit the historic working farm. The estate featured on TV’s ‘Victorian Farm’ and we gain great insight into life on a Victorian country estate. We then drive along Wenlock Edge and take a break in Much Wenlock before returning to our hotel. DAy 3: A morning visit for you to discover the delights of Worcester, with its impressive cathedral and beautiful location on the River Severn. This afternoon we have a drive along the delightful Severn Valley. In Bewdley we visit the West Midland Safari Park and enjoy coffee/tea and cakes before a safari drive with a knowledgeable park guide. DAy 4: We head north to visit the Coalport China Museum, housing the exquisite collections of Coalport and Caughley China. The museum is housed in the magnificent buildings which were home to the factory until 1926. From here we travel to the RAF Museum in Cosford. This excellent exhibition has 70 historic aircraft, fascinating memorabilia and the National Cold War Exhibition gives an insight into life behind the Iron Curtain.

Bridgwater carnival

4 Days from

£325

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Every year Bridgwater hosts the (2 Dinners & 1 Lunch) World’s largest illuminated Bridgwater Carnival parade – the Bridgwater Guy SS Great Britain Fawkes Carnival. Held since Excursions as Listed 1605, this amazing procession takes more than two hours to pass along the 2½ mile route and is a sight not to be missed. Our tour also includes a visit to Bristol and the SS Great Britain, Clarks Shopping Village and free time in Wells. DAy 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels west to Salisbury before continuing to our hotel in Wells. DAy 2: A morning to relax and enjoy the pretty town of Wells. We have lunch at our hotel rather than dinner today as we will be departing mid afternoon to head for Bridgwater where the coach drops us off to view the amazing display of over 100 floats, the largest of which being more than 30m long and containing more than 25,000 light bulbs. The floats are accompanied by masqueraders on foot, bands and majorettes, with the dramatic finale being the ‘squibbing’ - an amazing firework display in the centre of town. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast we make our way up to Bristol’s historic harbourside and the iconic steamship SS Great Britain. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the ship lies at the heart of a multi-awardwinning visitor attraction. Explore the sumptuous surrounds of the first-class dining room to the cramped bunks in steerage. Also visit the Dockyard Museum to learn the fascinating story of this luxury liner from her launch in 1843. After some free time for your own exploration, we return to Wells and our hotel.

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a stop in Cheltenham, before continuing home, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

DAy 4: Departing after breakfast, we travel to the Clarks Village complex in Street, with over 90 different stores including high street brands and designer goods. We continue eastwards and are met by our taxis to take us home.

Hallmark Stourport Manor HHHH

Swan Hotel HHHH

This four-star Hallmark hotel is built around a gracious country manor house set in 23 acres of grounds. The superb leisure complex includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, solarium, gym and tennis courts. The hotel has WiFi and all rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, but many ground floor rooms. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk 28 October 2019

G9143

£476

Twin/Double for Sole Use £68

Stunningly located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, this former coaching inn is steeped in 600 years of history. The hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, gym and free WiFi. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Some bedrooms are located in a separate coach house. This hotel does not have a lift, and only two rooms on the ground floor. www.swanhotelwells.co.uk 01 November 2019

G998

£325

Twin/Double for Sole Use £45


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longleat

Festival of Light

4 Days from

£415

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Longleat

3 Days from

£269

Royal Marines

iNCluSioNS Luxury Travel Door to Door Service

Christmas Spectacular

Half Board Christmas Spectacular Beaulieu Estate

Join us on this lovely winter Tea & Cake on Day 2 break for a truly unique Excursions as Listed spectacle as hundreds of illuminated designs transform the beautiful estate of Longleat into a glowing winter wonderland. We also visit the Safari Park, the festivelydecorated Elizabethan stately home, and have a day exploring Bath with tea in Bradford-on-Avon.

Excursions as Listed The world-famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will end the year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers. We travel to Bournemouth to witness this remarkable event and also have some free time to explore Bournemouth, visit Salisbury and visit the Beaulieu Estate.

DAy 1: A home pick up by taxi and then we travel by coach to the pretty town of Shaftesbury and the famous Gold Hill. We then continue toward Midsomer Norton and our hotel.

DAy 1: We make our way west and travel down through the New Forest to Bournemouth, arriving early afternoon. There will be free time in the town centre to have a look round the shops and the Christmas Market stalls before we check into our hotel.

DAy 2: This morning we visit Bath, with time for shopping or perhaps a visit to the famous Roman Baths. We then visit Bradford-on-Avon and enjoy afternoon tea and cake before our return to our hotel.

DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Street to Clarks Shopping Village for some retail therapy and time for lunch. Early afternoon we make our way homewards to our taxis. Please note: We do not drive through the monkey enclosure at Longleat.

Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel HHHH The four-star Centurion Hotel boasts an award winning health club with gym, sauna and steam room. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, slippers, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift but limited ground floor rooms are available. www.centurionhotel.co.uk 08 November 2019

G9171

£415

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75

DAy 2: Today we visit the Beaulieu Estate, home to the renowned National Motor Museum and Palace House, which will be beautifully decorated for Christmas. We return to the Queens Hotel for an early dinner at 5pm, before travelling the short distance to the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre for our evening of musical military entertainment. The Royal Marines will be showcasing their talents with festive music, military marches and big band hits. In addition, their world-renowned Corps of Drums will demonstrate the precision, accuracy and skill for which they have become famous across the globe. Our seats are in the stalls. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we depart Bournemouth and travel up to Salisbury, where the historic town centre is crammed with interesting shops and pleasant cafés, excellent for Christmas shopping. We then make our way back to the local area and our taxis.

The Queens Hotel HHH Our fully refurbished three-star hotel is situated close to East Cliff, and offers elegant lounge and bar, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms. www.queenshotelbournemouth.com

27 November 2019

G9172

£269

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £30

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DAy 3: We have a full day at Longleat to make the most of the many attractions. Visit the animals as we drive through the amazing Safari Park*; see the house and gardens decorated beautifully for Christmas; enjoy a trip on the jungle cruiser and buy wonderful Christmas gifts. At 4pm the lights come on and the grounds are populated with spectacular illuminated forms – a sight not to be missed!

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4 Days from

£419

thursford spectacular

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

The Thursford Spectacular has been celebrating the festive season with a 3-hour fast moving pageant of spectacle and colour for over 40 years! The music creates a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of A Christmas Carol and is a show which would not be out of place in any of London’s West End theatres. The dazzling scenery is the backdrop to a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment with carols, flamboyant dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians! We are offering three alternative itineraries for this wonderful event – each with its own advantages and attractions. Each four-day tour includes a day at Thursford with time to have lunch before the matinee performance. Join us for this chance to enjoy the most popular English Christmas show of all time!

Door to Door Service Half Board Thursford Show Ticket Rockingham Castle (24 Nov Tour) Bure Valley Railway (20 Nov & 28 Nov Tours)

Dunston Hall Hotel HHHH A majestic, Elizabethan-style mansion, built in 1859 and lovingly restored to its former glory, set in 150 acres of beautiful wooded Norfolk parkland. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. This tour includes a journey on the Bure Valley Railway. www.qhotels.co.uk 20 November 2019

G940

£422

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Peterborough Marriott HHHH

No Set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds with its own ornamental lake. All rooms have satellite TV, WiFi, SiNGlE telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, fitness SuPPlEMENT centre, sauna, solarium, steam room, Jacuzzi and beauty salon. There is no lift, but many ground floor rooms are available. This tour includes a welcome drink and visits to Rockingham Castle and Stamford. www.marriott.co.uk

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24 November 2019

G956

£419

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

le Strange Arms HHH In the village of Old Hunstanton, with grounds that stretch down to the seashore, this hotel promises old world charm complemented by personal service. Next door is the Ancient Mariner Inn, renowned for its choice of real ales and wines. The 43 en suite rooms have satellite TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but not to every room. This tour includes a journey on the Bure Valley Railway. www.lestrangearms.co.uk 28 November 2019

G935

£429

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Please note: Our seats for the Thursford Spectacular are located in the standard seating in the centre blocks of the auditorium.


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5 Days from

£449

durham lumiere

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

& Festive Beamish

Half Board Beamish Museum Bowes Museum

Tea & Scones Day 4 This year Durham is once again Guided Tour in Durham playing host to a stunning fourExcursions as Listed day festival in which artists will create a breathtaking series of installations, illuminations and performances using light. Lumiere will turn the city into a winter wonderland, transforming its buildings, streets and riverbanks into a nocturnal winter festival. We also visit Beamish, for the opening of the Christmas season and explore the wonders of the Bowes Museum. DAy 1: After an early departure we travel via the Dartford Crossing and the Great North Road to Durham stopping in the beautiful conservation town of Stamford en route. We reach our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: We make our way to Durham where we meet our guide for our tour of this splendid city. During the tour, our guide will point out the best features of the evening’s Light Show, so that you can find the best places to view. After free time in town, we return to our hotel for an early dinner. By 7pm you are back in Durham to enjoy the amazing illuminations. DAy 3: A full day out to Beamish where Christmas begins today! Britain’s favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s, and will be decorated for Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Christmases. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the magnificent Bowes Museum which houses a wonderful collection of European and fine decorative arts. In the afternoon we enjoy freshly baked fruit scones with tea or coffee before returning to our hotel.

Redworth Hall Hotel HHHH A stately Jacobean country house standing in beautifully landscaped grounds in Redworth, our four-star hotel has spacious and elegantly styled bedrooms equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and hospitality tray. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and health spa. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.redworthhalldurham.co.uk G920

£449

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

cHAtswoRtH House

4 Days from

£329

Festive chatsworth

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

& Nottingham Winter Wonderland

Door to Door Service Half Board Chatsworth House Lunch Day 2 Nottingham Winter Wonderland

Excursions as Listed Chatsworth House is a treasure trove of historical wonders, and at this time of year is all dressed up for the festive season and has its own Christmas market. We also travel to Nottingham for the wonderful Winter Wonderland. DAy 1: A taxi picks you up from home to take you to your tour coach, which then heads north toward Derby, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: Today we make our way to Denby Pottery Village where we have time to browse and do a spot of Christmas shopping before a two-course lunch. In the afternoon we travel to Nottingham for the annual Winter Wonderland. Browse over 70 traditional, Bavarian-style stalls offering handmade jewellery, woolly winter wear, wooden crafts, gifts and a whole host of delicious homemade and artisan food and drink to sample and take away. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with a chance to see all the beautifully decorated ground floor rooms, with elaborate festive displays and breathtaking Christmas trees. You can also purchase refreshments at the café, visit the shop and explore the small Christmas Market. DAy 4: We leave Mickleover after breakfast and travel south with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive in the local area early evening.

Mickleover Court Hotel HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is located in Mickleover, near Derby. The hotel has two bars and Waves Health & Leisure Club featuring indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk 16 November 2019

G939

£329

Twin/Double for Sole Use £45

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, reaching the local area early evening.

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5 Days from

£399

Festive cheer

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

in Sidmouth

Half Board Knightshayes

We return once again to the Donkey Sanctuary wonderful Royal York and Excursions as Listed Faulkner for this festive break, where we have secured 30 single rooms! Relax in this beautiful, unspoilt Regency town overlooking the waters of Lyme Bay and in the evenings enjoy Christmas entertainment, dancing and festive fare. DAy 1: After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way west, stopping in Bournemouth for lunch, and arriving at our hotel in the afternoon to be greeted with mulled wine and mince pies. Dinner tonight is followed by a seasonal quiz. DAy 2: This morning we travel up to the outskirts of Tiverton and one of England’s finest Victorian Gothic houses – Knightshayes. Explore the house and visit the Christmas Fair in the marquee and grounds, where over 50 stalls will be offering festive food, drink and homemade gifts. We then have a short visit to the famous Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. This evening we celebrate with a sherry before a traditional Christmas dinner followed by music and dancing in the Faulkner Bar. DAy 3: Today we travel west to the lively seaside resort of Torquay, where you can indulge in some Christmas shopping, enjoy a bite to eat or just stroll around the harbour. Dinner tonight is followed by a performance from a local choir. DAy 4: This morning we travel to Exeter, where the Christmas Market* is being held on the beautiful Cathedral Green. We have afternoon tea and Christmas cake at our hotel and have more entertainment after dinner. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast we travel east stopping at Shaftesbury for our lunch and shopping. We return you to your homes, via your taxis in the afternoon.

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Please note: The order of days/entertainment may change. *Christmas market dates to be confirmed.

Royal york and Faulkner Hotel HHH A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, although there are some steps in the hotel. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 22 November 2019

G943

£399

Single Supplement £Nil

MeVAgisseY

5 Days from

£365

cornish

iNCluSioNS

Mistletoe & Wine

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cider Farm Cream Tea

Chase away the winter blues Excursions as Listed with a short break to the ever popular Rosemundy House Hotel in St Agnes. Here we start Christmas early with festive celebrations and entertainment at our beautifully decorated hotel and visits to some of the prettiest towns along the Cornish coast. DAy 1: After the usual taxi pick ups, we begin our journey by coach. We stop in Exeter for lunch before continuing to our hotel. We have a glass of sherry in the bar before dinner. DAy 2: This morning we make our way to Boscastle, a pretty town on the north Cornish coast. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon and tonight after dinner we have festive entertainment. DAy 3: Today we visit Truro where you could view the magnificent cathedral or just relax in one of the cafés. We continue to Mevagissey, a maze of narrow alleyways, small coves and great cliffs and well known as a smuggler’s haunt. This evening a visit from Santa is followed by a traditional Christmas dinner and then live entertainment. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast we travel to Falmouth where you can explore the picturesque narrow streets and harbour. On our return we visit a Cornish cider farm where we enjoy a cream tea. After dinner we have a festive quiz and mince pies. DAy 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we make our way back to the local area, having suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH This delightful and elegant hotel has been tastefully extended and is set in its own secluded gardens and woodland, only 100 yards from the main street of the unspoilt village of St Agnes. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.rosemundy.co.uk 24 November 2019

G925

£365

Single Supplement £Nil


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littlecote House

5 Days from

warner’s wessex

£425

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Turkey & Tinsel

Half Board Chavenage House Soup on Day 3

Excursions as Listed Visit the wonderful adult-only (Tea/coffee after dinner not Warner’s venue of Littlecote included) House for a fun-filled pre-Christmas break. The full programme of festive events includes a carol concert, tea dance and a pantomime! Travel on our daily excursions to explore more of this lovely region, and take part in the many activities available at the resort. DAy 1 (CHRiSTMAS EVE): After a taxi pick up from your door, we travel up to our hotel near Hungerford arriving mid-afternoon to be greeted with mulled wine and mince pies. After dinner, an evening show. DAy 2 (CHRiSTMAS DAy): A morning excursion to the pretty Roman town of Cirencester. There is a full programme of activities at our hotel, followed by Christmas Dinner and the Christmas Cabaret. DAy 3 (BoXiNG DAy): This morning we visit Chavenage House near Tetbury, a wonderful Elizabethan house packed with antiques, and used as a filming location for many productions including ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Poldark’, where the house became ‘Trenwith’. We have homemade soup for lunch within the house, before returning to our hotel. DAy 4 (NEW yEAR’S EVE): After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Salisbury for free time to shop and explore. There will be afternoon entertainment at our hotel followed by a New Year’s Eve Party. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we make a stop in Winchester for the excellent Christmas Market, before continuing home.

littlecote House HHHH Our four-star hotel near Hungerford is a superb Grade 1 listed 16th Century Tudor mansion in 40 acres of landscaped grounds. Hosting Tudor monarchs, civil war captains and Regency nobles, it was here that Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour. Relax in the Great Hall, Cromwellian Chapel, Library or the Chinese Drawing Room and dine in the Popham Restaurant. There is also WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, bubble pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. Our rooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. Upgrades are available on request and at extra cost. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk G997

£425

Single Supplement £Nil

HolMe lAcY

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warner’s

Festive Party Break

£449

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Festive Programme Visit the beautiful scenery of Excursions as Listed Herefordshire and the Wye (Tea/coffee after dinner not Valley and enjoy a relaxing preincluded) Christmas break at the adults only Warner hotel at Holme Lacy. The tour includes excursions, a traditional Christmas dinner, cabaret, carols, daytime pantomime, New Year’s Eve Party and all the usual activities that Warner’s are so good at! DAy 1: We pick you up from your door by taxi, and then our coach will travel west and cross the magnificent Severn Bridge and have a stop at Tintern, home to the famous Abbey ruins. We continue up the Wye Valley to our Warner hotel near Hereford, to be greeted with mulled wine and mince pies. After dinner, an evening show. DAy 2: A morning excursion to Hereford, where you can stroll through the streets, shop or visit the cathedral. There is a full programme of activities at our hotel, followed by Christmas Dinner and the cabaret. DAy 3: We spend the morning in Worcester for a little Christmas shopping before returning to the hotel for more festive activities in the afternoon and entertainment in the evening. DAy 4: Ledbury this morning with free time to explore one of the finest black and white towns in the country. The afternoon is free at Holme Lacy and this evening we bring in the New Year! DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel back with a stop in Cheltenham for lunch and arrive in the local area late afternoon. Please note: Warner reserve the right to change the order and content of their festive breaks.

Holme lacy HHHH Set in the idyllic Wye Valley, this magnificent Grade I listed mansion is mainly 18th Century with ornate ceilings, a majestic sweeping staircase and a stately drawing room. The grounds hold beautiful gardens, an orchard, wooded parklands and a fishing lake. There are abundant leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, golf practice area, tennis, croquet, outdoor bowls green and boules. In addition, there is live nightly entertainment. Our rooms are in the new wing and are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 18 November 2019

G996

£449

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Page 55

Please note: Entertainment and leisure provided is subject to change without prior notice.

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3 Days from

Bath, Bristol & winchester

£229

iNCluSioNS

Christmas Markets

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Excursions as Listed

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with this short break packed with wonderful Christmas markets in the bustling centre of Bristol, in the streets around Bath Abbey and in the shadow of Winchester Cathedral. Delight in a huge range of speciality gifts, decorations, food and festive cheer in the heart of our wonderful cities. DAy 1: After our normal pick up from your door, we travel across country to Bristol, where the Christmas Market is set up in Broadmead, right in the heart of Bristol’s Shopping Quarter. You will find a host of chalets with authentic arts, crafts, gifts and mouthwatering food and drink. We then transfer to our hotel north of the city for our evening meal and a two-night stay.

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DAy 3: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Winchester, where there will be free time to explore this excellent Christmas Market and to get some lunch. We return to the local area and our taxis late afternoon.

Aztec Hotel & Spa HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is to the north of Bristol and offers comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.aztechotelbristol.com G9164

£229

south wales

Christmas Markets

£364

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cardiff Castle

We visit the delightful South of Lydiard House Wales as we prepare for Lunch Day 4 Christmas! Based at the Angel National Waterfront Hotel in Cardiff this tour visits Museum Cardiff Castle and the National Excursions as Listed Waterfront Museum, Lydiard House and the wonderful Christmas markets in Cardiff & Swansea. DAy 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels via Marlborough before continuing across the Severn Estuary to our hotel. DAy 2: After a leisurely breakfast we have time to explore Cardiff, starting with a visit to Cardiff Castle where we discover over 2000 years of history, from Roman fort to Norman stronghold to Victorian Gothic fairy-tale palace! Most of the castle is accessible with few steps, but some areas will not be suitable for the less mobile. The rest of the day is free in Cardiff to explore the Christmas market with more than 200 wooden chalets set up in the pedestrianised streets of Cardiff city centre.

DAy 2: We travel the short distance to Bath, where you have all day to explore this beautiful town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are numerous attractions you might like to visit, or you could just spend the day at the award-winning Christmas Market. More than 200 wooden chalets are set in the picturesque streets surrounding Bath Abbey, selling high quality artisan products, gifts and delicious food.

01 December 2019

4 Days from

Twin/Double for Sole Use £40

DAy 3: Today we make our way to Swansea where we begin our day with entry to The National Waterfront Museum, telling the story of the industrial & maritime heritage of Wales. In the grounds of the museum you will find the Museum Green which once again will be transformed into a winter wonderland. You then have some free time for your own exploration of Swansea city centre and Christmas market, we return to Cardiff and our hotel. DAy 4: Departing after breakfast, we travel to Lydiard House, with time to explore the ground floor staterooms which have been beautifully restored and enjoy an included light lunch. We continue to the local area and are met by our taxis to take us home.

The Angel Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is a wonderful Victorian landmark occupying an amazing location near Cardiff Castle and the city centre. There are traditional lounge areas, dining room and bar, and the individually styled bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all floors, but some steps throughout. www.thecairncollection.co.uk 24 November 2019

G9173

£364

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£825

italian

iNCluSioNS

Christmas Markets

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board 4 Course Gala Meal with

As the first snows reach the Music surrounding alpine peaks, enjoy Free Bar* wonderful views, local Wine Tasting delicacies and warming drinks Excursions as Listed at the Christmas markets in Merano, Bolzano and Trento, all from the lovely Hotel Paganella.

DAy 1: Following home collection, travel via the Eurotunnel to France and then on to our overnight hotel. DAy 2: Continue the journey to Italy and the Hotel Paganella to be greeted with a glass of Prosecco. We have a five-night stay with a free bar*. DAy 3: Today venture to Merano Christmas Market to experience genuine Christmas magic in the romantic atmosphere complete with traditional handicrafts and wonderful culinary specialities. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner at our hotel. DAy 4: Today is a ‘mystery day’ including lunch with a quiz and games, this evening there is a chance to sample a local specialty from the regional ‘grolla’ pot. DAy 5: We visit Trento Christmas Market, one of the most famous festive markets in the region, before travelling to Italy’s largest Christmas market in Bolzano. Tonight, enjoy a wine tasting before dinner. DAy 6: Explore Riva del Garda, a bustling town located at the northern end of Lake Garda. DAy 7: Travel back through Italy to our overnight hotel.

Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham. *Free bar is between 6pm & 10.30pm at Hotel Paganella on selected drinks. Christmas Market dates are subject to change.

Hotel Paganella HHH (italy) This small and friendly family-run hotel has a cosy bar, traditional restaurant and comfortable lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone and hairdryer. There is WiFi and a ‘Wellness Centre’ with sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. The hotel has a lift. www.hotelpaganella.it 02 December 2019

E987

£825

Single Supplement £90

£469

Rüdesheim, Frankfurt & wiesbaden

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Christmas Markets

Excursions as Listed

Rüdesheim is a typical picturesque Rhine town with crooked narrow streets and half-timbered houses, sloping gently down to the River Rhine. Our itinerary includes a number of Germany’s most beautiful and popular Christmas Markets full of charming gifts and tempting delights. DAy 1: Early morning departure from home for travel to Folkestone and the mid-morning Eurotunnel transfer to Calais. On arrival, we continue our journey to our hotel in Rüdesheim. DAy 2: A free day in Rüdesheim and the opportunity to explore this picturesque town and also the Christmas market. Why not take the opportunity to visit one of the weinkellars with live music for dancing, which create a real party atmosphere in the town. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast we make the short journey to Wiesbaden where the picturesque Schlossplatz is the spectacular setting for its Sternschnuppenmarkt (Shooting Star Market), decorated in gold and blue to reflect the town’s coat of arms. Later we continue to Mainz with its historic market square with free time to explore. DAy 4: Today we travel to Frankfurt. Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the most visited Christmas markets in Germany, the elaborate and creative decorations set within the Römerberg and Paulsplatz with its huge Christmas tree also make it one of the most beautiful. DAy 5: Departing from Germany we drive to Calais for an early evening Eurotunnel transfer, returning to the local area during the late evening where our door to door service will be waiting to take you home. Please note: The organisers of the markets reserve the right to alter or amend dates & attractions. Itineraries are subject to amendment accordingly. This tour is run in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Park Hotel HHHH (Germany) This traditional four-star hotel is located in the centre of Rüdesheim on the Rhine promenade. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, kettle and hairdryer. Some rooms also have a balcony and Rhine view. The restaurant serves regional specialities and wines from local vine-growers. The hotel has a lift, but rooms may be in the main hotel or located in the adjacent building, which has no lift. www.parkhotel-ruedesheim.de 05 December 2019

E9162

£469

Single Supplement £76

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 8: Board the Eurotunnel back to Folkestone and on to the local area where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.

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£1145

scenic swiss christmas

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

What better time to discover the scenery of Switzerland than Christmas? This holiday takes in the magnificent sights and scenery of Lake Geneva, a visit to Montreux Christmas Market, a train ride on the Golden Pass Railway and entertainment for five of the evenings. It really makes for a special Christmas.

Door to Door Service Half Board + Christmas Day Lunch Hotel Entertainment Golden Pass Railway Montreux Christmas Market

DAy 1: Following collection from home, travel to the coast to board a ferry and continue to the overnight hotel in France. DAy 2: Continue the journey to Switzerland arriving at the Eurotel Victoria Villars for our fivenight dinner, bed and breakfast stay. On arrival, we are greeted with a welcome drink. DAy 3: After breakfast, travel to Montreux Station for a picturesque train ride through spectacular scenery on the iconic Golden Pass Railway, arriving at the charming upmarket resort of Gstaad. Enjoy free time here before returning to the hotel. MontReux cHRistMAs MARket

DAy 4 CHRiSTMAS EVE: Travel to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva and explore the Christmas Market. Each year the Montreux Christmas Market features around 160 decorated and illuminated chalets and has the best of Christmas traditions. Find crafts, mulled wine and thousands of gift ideas. This afternoon, return to the hotel to enjoy cakes with either mulled wine or hot chocolate and music. After a Christmas Eve buffet there will be music to celebrate the festive season. DAy 5 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! After a relaxing Christmas morning, take the cable car (weather permitting) linking the centre of the village to Roc d’Orsay, 2,000 metres high where the views over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera are truly breath-taking. Return to the hotel for a Swiss-style turkey Christmas lunch (not a traditional British turkey lunch). The afternoon is at leisure before dinner, music and dancing.

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DAy 6 BoXiNG DAy: Visit the beautiful old town of Vevey, one of the pearls of the Swiss Riviera and former home of Charlie Chaplin. Enjoy scenic views from the lakeside promenade before a visit to the charming medieval town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese.

Cable Car Excursions as Listed

DAy 8: After breakfast, continue the journey back to the local area, where our door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Eurotel Victoria Villars Hotel HHHH (Switzerland) Our four-star hotel is situated in a peaceful spot close to the centre of Villars, with breathtaking views over the Rhône Valley. It has a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and a lift. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, internet access, safe, minibar and hairdryer. www.eurotel-victoria.ch golden PAss RAilwAY

DAy 7: After a final breakfast at the hotel, it is time to say farewell and back to our overnight hotel.

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£1145

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£689

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board + Two Lunches With beautiful sea views on the Festive Programme coast at Sandown, The Trouville Isle of Wight Steam Hotel is a Woods favourite. Railway Customers return to enjoy Excursions as Listed Christmas again and again, to relax in comfort, enjoy the festive atmosphere, excellent entertainment and ride on the wonderful Isle of Wight Steam Railway. DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way across Hampshire for the mid-morning ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. We then travel to our hotel in Sandown for tea and mince pies. This evening, dinner is followed by music and dancing. DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS EVE: The Sandown Christmas Eve Fun Day could be explored this morning before returning to the hotel for a light lunch. This afternoon tea and Christmas cake are served and this evening we have Christmas carols in the lounge before a candlelit dinner and entertainment in the ballroom. DAy 3 CHRiSTMAS DAy : Happy Christmas! This morning try the puzzles and games in the lounge before enjoying some sparkling wine and carols. Your traditional Christmas Lunch is followed by the Queen’s Speech in the lounge, and at 4.30pm, the Bumper Quiz of the Year! A buffet supper is followed by entertainment in the ballroom.

DAy 5: We return to Fishbourne and our ferry to the mainland, where we make our way along the coast and home.

Trouville Hotel HHH The Trouville is situated on The Esplanade in Sandown with sweeping views of the bay from the bar, the restaurant and the twin and double rooms. The rooms offer telephone, TV, radio and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, WiFi in the public areas and entertainment every evening. www.trouvillehotel.co.uk 23 December 2019

GX937

£689

Single Supplement £Nil

BouRneMoutH

5 Days from

Bournemouth christmas

£699

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board + Two Lunches A glorious Christmas break in a Swanage Railway wonderful seaside resort! Enjoy Excursions as Listed the festive atmosphere in Bournemouth, good food, good company and a trip through the Dorset countryside on the Swanage Railway. DAy 1: Picking you up at your door, we travel along the coast, with suitable refreshment stops, arriving at our hotel in time for sherry and mince pies. After dinner this evening there will be musical entertainment. DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS EVE: A morning excursion to the pretty town of Dorchester. The afternoon is free to explore Bournemouth or enjoy a Dorset Cream Tea and bingo at our hotel. A drinks reception precedes dinner, which is followed by live entertainment. For those attending Midnight Services, festive refreshments will be served. (Transport not included.) DAy 3 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! After a leisurely Bucks Fizz breakfast, spend the morning enjoying the views or stroll along the seafront. Traditional Christmas Lunch is followed by the Queen’s Speech with tea and Christmas cake. A light buffet will be served before the evening’s in-house entertainment. DAy 4 BoXiNG DAy: After a leisurely morning, we have a light buffet lunch before we make our way to Norden for a return journey on the Heritage Railway to Swanage. This evening we have musical entertainment after dinner. DAy 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and return you to your homes early afternoon.

Hallmark Carlton Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is situated on the quiet East Cliff of Bournemouth offering spectacular sea views and a bright, modern interior. It’s a short walk from the beach and from the town. The hotel has indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa pool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to some rooms. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

23 December 2019

GX9123

£699

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 4 BoXiNG DAy: This morning we travel to Havenstreet and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a 50-minute round trip with mince pies and a drink at the station. Early afternoon enjoy Bucks Fizz in the ballroom before afternoon tea in the restaurant. In the evening, dinner is followed by dancing in the ballroom.

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£669

Mickleover court christmas

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Full Board

seVeRn VAlleY RAilwAY

5 Days from

£609

shropshire christmas

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board + Two Lunches

Book Now 01243 868080

A wonderful new addition to Pantomime our Christmas tour hotels is the Excursions as Listed Mickleover Court close to Derby. Enjoy festive fare and entertainment, venture into the beautiful countryside, visit Nottingham and see a wonderful pantomime!

Join us for a wonderful Christmas in Shropshire and the Severn Valley. During your stay visit Ironbridge, see a panto and take a beautifully scenic 16-mile train ride on the Severn Valley Railway.

DAy 1: A taxi picks you up from home to take you to your tour coach, which then heads north toward Derby. We are greeted at our hotel with tea. There is a welcome drinks reception before dinner, which is followed by live entertainment.

DAy 1: Following a morning collection from your home, we join our Woods coach. We make a stop at The Valley Country Park for lunch and arrive at our hotel late afternoon to be greeted with tea and mince pies. Dinner is followed with bingo and Christmas movies.

DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS EVE: We travel into Nottingham for a chance to browse the shops and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. We return to our hotel for a light buffet lunch and a relaxing afternoon. There is live entertainment after dinner, and those who choose to attend Midnight Services, will be welcomed back with hot chocolate. (Transport not included.)

DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS EVE: After a leisurely breakfast, we make our way into Ironbridge for a little shopping and time to get an early lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy the panto: Jack and the Beanstalk in Telford. Back at the hotel, a drinks reception gets us in the mood for the Christmas Eve dinner. For those who choose to attend Midnight Services, there will be tea, coffee and hot chocolate on your return. (Transport not included.)

DAy 3 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! A relaxing morning is followed by a four-course Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings. In the afternoon you can watch the Queen’s Speech, try some Christmas cake and take part in the quiz. This evening enjoy a buffet dinner and a Night at the Races in the Morley Suite.

DAy 3 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! Relax over breakfast and have a peaceful morning before your traditional four-course Christmas Luncheon, begun with a lovely glass of mulled wine. Christmas cake, tea and coffee will be served with the Queen’s Speech, and tonight’s Christmas buffet is followed by a festive quiz.

DAy 4 BoXiNG DAy: A morning drive through the countryside before a light buffet lunch at our hotel. We then depart for Nottingham for the matinee pantomime of Cinderella at the Theatre Royal. After dinner, we have one final night of entertainment.

DAy 4 BoXiNG DAy: This morning we have a trip on the famous Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, followed by a light lunch nearby. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon for tea and mince pies. Tonight’s dinner is followed by live musical entertainment.

DAy 5: We leave Mickleover after breakfast and travel south with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive in the local area early evening.

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel via the Cotswolds to the local area where we meet our taxis.

Mickleover Court Hotel HHHH

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort HHHH

Festive Programme

Our modern four-star hotel is located in Mickleover, near Derby. The hotel has two bars and Waves Health & Leisure Club featuring indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk 23 December 2019

GX921

£669

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Festive Programme Severn Valley Railway Pantomime Excursions as Listed

This beautiful four-star hotel is set within 170 acres of Shropshire countryside and the restaurant enjoys fantastic views over Ironbridge Gorge. The hotel has an indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to some rooms. www.qhotels.co.uk 23 December 2019

GX9167

£609

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5 Days from

£705

cotswolds christmas

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Full Board Visit the honey-stone streets of Festive Programme pretty villages, take a journey Pantomime through the countryside by Steam Train Ride steam train, visit the panto and Excursions as Listed enjoy the warmth and hospitality of our four-star hotel as we return to the Cotswolds for Christmas. DAy 1: Picking you up from your front door, your taxi meets the coach and we travel across country toward Cheltenham, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. On arrival we enjoy tea, coffee and cakes in the lounge. A welcome drinks reception precedes dinner in the Buckholt Suite. DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS EVE : We set off late-morning with a packed lunch and travel down to Swindon for the pantomime at Wyvern Theatre. Sleeping Beauty will be brought to life with magnificent scenery, an abundance of dance, comedy, song and plenty of festive magic. Back at our hotel, we have a drinks reception with carols in the Hunters Lounge before dinner and a festive quiz. Information about Midnight Services is available at reception. (Transport not included.) DAy 3 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! Spend the morning enjoying the leisure facilities or relaxing in the hotel. We enjoy drinks in the lounge before your traditional Christmas Luncheon. Tea, coffee, Christmas cake and the Queen’s Speech will be available in the lounge. This evening the festive buffet is followed by an evening of musical entertainment. DAy 4 BoXiNG DAy: A morning excursion on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway before returning to the hotel for a buffet lunch. The afternoon is free to relax. This evening’s Gala Dinner Dance is followed by more musical entertainment.

Cheltenham Chase Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is located between Cheltenham and Gloucester and boasts excellent leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, fridge, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.cheltenhamchase.co.uk 23 December 2019

GX922

£705

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board + Two Lunches Festive Programme

This wonderful new Christmas Pantomime tour is based at the four-star Shakespeare’s Chesford Grange Hotel in Schoolroom Warwickshire and includes a Excursions as Listed visit to the pantomime and time in Stratford to explore the town and visit the Bard’s Schoolroom. DAy 1 CHRiSTMAS EVE: We pick you up from your door, and then by coach we travel north, reaching our hotel near Kenilworth in the afternoon. Before dinner enjoy a visit from local carol singers, and for those attending Midnight Services, there will be hot chocolate awaiting your return. (Transport not included.) DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! Enjoy a leisurely morning before a glass of mulled wine begins your four-course traditional Christmas Lunch. Watch the Queen’s Speech in the afternoon with tea and Christmas cake. Enjoy a festive quiz before the evening buffet. DAy 3 BoXiNG DAy: Spend the morning enjoying the leisure facilities before a three-course buffet lunch. We then make our way to Coventry for the matinee pantomime: Puss in Boots! Back at our hotel, there’s evening drinks, the Gala Dinner and a disco for your entertainment. DAy 4: After breakfast, we set off on a short scenic drive before arriving in Stratford-upon-Avon and visiting the wonderful Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall, with tea and mince pies included. The afternoon is free to explore Stratford’s many attractions. After a relaxing last dinner, join the hotel staff in a game of bingo. DAy 5: Today we make our way homeward with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

Chesford Grange Hotel HHHH Set in 17 acres of grounds, our four-star hotel has a Tudor-style exterior while inside the historic blends with contemporary style and modern comforts. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, steam room, gym and spa treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.qhotels.co.uk 24 December 2019

GX9117

£739

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 5: Today we make our way homeward with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

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orton Hall christmas

£745

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board + Two Lunches

This beautiful and historic hotel Festive Programme is a magical venue for your Pantomime Christmas break. In the Excursions as Listed grounds of Orton Hall are the Old Ramblewood Inn and Holy Trinity Church, and we have included a visit to see the pantomime Aladdin. With no supplement for single travellers, this holiday is always booked up very fast!

DAy 1 CHRiSTMAS EVE: After a taxi pick up from your door, we make our way north stopping at Saffron Walden for lunch and sightseeing. We continue to our hotel where this evening there will be a Christmas drink and carols in the conservatory before dinner. Holy Trinity Church in the grounds of the hotel may have Midnight Services. DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! A morning visit by Santa is followed by a drinks reception and traditional Christmas Lunch. In the afternoon there will be bingo, board games and the Queen’s Speech in the Drawing Room, and in the evening a delicious buffet and musical entertainment. DAy 3 BoXiNG DAy: A morning excursion via Rutland Water to the beautiful Lincolnshire limestone buildings of the conservation town of Stamford. We return to mulled wine and a buffet luncheon at the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax and then we have Boxing Day Dinner, with a magician to entertain you! DAy 4: Today we visit King’s Lynn, where there will be some free time before we take our seats for the annual pantomime at the Corn Exchange. We return to our hotel for our evening meal.

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DAy 5: We leave our hotel this morning for a leisurely drive back to the south making suitable stops for refreshments and arriving late afternoon.

orton Hall Hotel HHHH Set in 20 acres of mature parkland in Orton Longueville, this four-star character hotel has WiFi, and 70 individually furnished bedrooms with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, mini-gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. The hotel does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.abacushotels.co.uk 24 December 2019

GX9161

£745

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

PAlAce House BeAulieu

5 Days from

norton Park christmas

£729

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

We return to the Norton Park Hotel for good food and good company! Be pampered in the luxury spa, visit Winchester and visit Palace House and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Half Board + Two Lunches Festive Programme Beaulieu Excursions as Listed

DAy 1 CHRiSTMAS EVE: Picking you up by taxi from your home early afternoon, we travel to Norton Park to arrive in time for a delicious cream tea in the conservatory. This evening enjoy a glass of bubbles and canapés before dinner in the Scene Restaurant. Should you choose to attend Midnight Services, details will be available at reception. (Transport not included.) DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! A relaxing morning is followed by mulled wine and a five-course traditional gourmet Christmas Lunch. Tea and Christmas cake will be available in the lounge where we can see the Queen’s Speech. A buffet dinner is followed by a festive quiz. DAy 3 BoXiNG DAy: After breakfast we travel into Winchester for a visit to the sales or to the beautiful cathedral. We return in time for our buffet lunch. This evening enjoy a Great Gatsby themed Gala Dinner Dance. DAy 4: Today we travel to Beaulieu where we have included entrance to the Motor Museum, the Abbey and Palace House, which will be beautifully decorated for the festive season. There is a large café and interesting exhibitions to explore. We return to our hotel for our final dinner. DAy 5: We depart our hotel after a leisurely breakfast and make our way back to our taxis, arriving home in time for a late lunch.

Norton Park Hotel HHHH This splendid modern four-star hotel is set in 54 acres of Hampshire parkland, seven miles from Winchester. The hotel offers comfortable surroundings in which to relax, WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, aroma steam room and gym. You can also book in for treatments in the Reflections Spa. Spacious bedrooms, in a separate annex connected by a covered walkway, are equipped with TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer, fridge, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift in the annex. www.qhotels.co.uk 24 December 2019

GX9168

£729

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil


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south coast christmas

4 Days from

£609

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We invite you once again to Christmas Lunch enjoy a Christmas in great Boxing Day Packed Lunch surroundings close to home at Festive Programme the Solent Hotel in Hampshire. Pantomime As part of the Thwaites Hotel Excursions as Listed Group you can expect thoughtful extra touches such as a fluffy robe and slippers in your room and milk for your tea in the fridge! We visit Chichester on Christmas Eve and see Aladdin in Bournemouth on Boxing Day. DAy 1 CHRiSTMAS EVE: A taxi collects you from your home to join our coach and then it is on to Chichester with its magnificent cathedral and fine shopping streets radiating from the historic Town Cross. We reach our hotel in time for afternoon tea in the bar and lounge. This evening we begin with mulled wine and carols before dinner in the restaurant. If you choose to go to Midnight Services, a hot toddy will await your return. (Transport not included.) DAy 2 CHRiSTMAS DAy: Happy Christmas! Start your day with a hearty breakfast in the restaurant and then relax and enjoy the leisure facilities before your traditional Christmas Lunch beginning with a Champagne Reception. The Queen’s Speech will be accompanied by Christmas cake and tea in the lounge and after this evening’s buffet there will be a Quiz Challenge.

DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we depart our hotel and make our way homewards, arriving around lunchtime.

Solent Hotel & Spa HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is situated between the coastal towns of Southampton and Portsmouth. With its open log fireplaces it offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for your Christmas break. The hotel leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and a forest nature trail in the grounds. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, fridge with water and fresh milk for tea, ironing facilities, hairdryer, robes and slippers and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to all floors. www.solenthotel.com 24 December 2019

GX9165

£609

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

new Year at the Heights

£455

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We bring in the New Year on Pantomime the summit of the Isle of Excursions as Listed Portland, with spectacular panoramic sea and coastal views. Our hotel promises excellent evenings of dancing and entertainment and during our tour we visit Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester, Sidmouth and have a visit to the panto on New Year’s Day. DAy 1: We set off this morning travelling through the New Forest to Bournemouth, where there will be time to have some lunch. We continue to our hotel where we are greeted with tea and cake in the coffee shop overlooking the coastal views. Dinner is taken in the Bistro followed by music from the resident singer. DAy 2 NEW yEAR’S EVE: After a delicious Dorset breakfast, we travel mid-morning to the Regency town of Sidmouth. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. This evening we begin with Kir Royale, before enjoying a four-course Gala Dinner followed by music and dancing to bring in the New Year! DAy 3 NEW yEAR’S DAy: Happy New Year! We begin 2020 with a morning drive into Weymouth, with its pretty harbour and many cafés and shopping opportunities. In the afternoon we have tickets to the pantomime at the Weymouth Pavilion. Dinner tonight has a Dorset theme, followed by a quiz and bingo. DAy 4: After another lovely Dorset breakfast, we make our way to Dorchester for some free time among the alleys and precincts that make up the centre. We then continue back to the local area to meet our taxis.

The Heights Hotel HHH The three-star Heights Hotel is set in the heart of the World Heritage Coastline on the Isle of Portland, with stunning views over Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour. The hotel has Wifi and a gym. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift. www.heightshotel.com 30 December 2019

G955

£455

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 3 BoXiNG DAy: After breakfast we travel to Bournemouth for some free time to explore and have your packed lunch, before taking our seats for the matinee performance of Aladdin! Tonight’s carvery dinner is in the restaurant with music by the resident pianist. After dinner enjoy the inhouse entertainment.

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£1899

northern norway

iNCluSioNS

with Sami National Day The Norwegian North Cape region has an extra dramatic dimension in winter that makes it one of the most exciting places to visit on Earth. During two unforgettable weeks aboard Black Watch, you’ll be in with a chance of glimpsing the natural phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis, a breathtaking display of colourful ribbons of light dancing across the night sky.

Date January 2020 Fri 31 February 2020 Sat 01 – Sun 02 Mon 03

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Door to Door Service 14 Nights Black Watch Depart

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Cruising Ålesund

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Trondheim

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Full Board

Tromsø late pm

early am early pm early am

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Afternoon Tea Late Night Buffet Varied Daytime Activities Lectures & Talks Live Evening Entertainment Spectacular Views!

Tromsø Alta, Finnmark Alta, Finnmark Cruising Kristiansund Cruising Southampton

am You can also experience the clothing, music and culinary traditions of the Sami National Day in Tromsø; marvel at Alta’s unique igloo hotel; take an authentic husky sled ride across the dazzling snowcovered landscapes and so much more!

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snowdrops & steam

4 Days from

£334

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Start the year at some of the Welcome Drink finest snowdrop collections in Glass of Wine with Dinner the country. Visit Batsford, Nights 2&3 Welford and Colesbourne Park, 50% Bar* where you might bump into Sir Welford Park Henry or Lady Elwes, who are Colesbourne Park very actively involved in Batsford Arboretum showing the remarkable STEAM Museum collection in their private Lunch on Day 4 garden. We also visit the Excursions as Listed STEAM Museum, see some beautiful villages of the Cotswolds and enjoy a 50% bar at our hotel! DAy 1: After pick up by taxi, we make our way to Welford Park in Berkshire, where a magnificent snowdrop display awaits us. Light snacks are available in the Old Laundry Tearoom, before we continue to our hotel, where we are welcomed with tea, coffee and cookies. There will be a welcome drink before dinner so that you have a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: Today we visit Cirencester and then make our way to Colesbourne Park, to see one of the finest displays of snowdrops in the country. Over 350 species are now spread throughout this private garden, as well as hellebores, cyclamen and other winter flowering shrubs. DAy 3: After breakfast we make our way via Chipping Norton to Batsford Arboretum, home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country. Batsford is also home to a beautiful visitor centre, gift shop and café. We return to our hotel via some pretty Cotswold villages. DAy 4: Departing our hotel, we travel the short distance into Swindon and STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works, located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet. We have an included two-course lunch before travelling back to the local area, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

Doubletree by Hilton Swindon HHHH Our four-star hotel is situated 3 miles from Swindon and features pleasant restaurant, bar, lounge and a well-equipped gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.doubletree3.hilton.com 07 February 2020

G266

£334

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

5 Days from

£427

snowdonia All inclusive

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

A lovely early break exploring the delights of the North Wales coast and Snowdonia National Park. Our hotel offers a warm welcome, great food and a free bar*.

Half Board Three Packed Lunches Free Bar* Evening Entertainment National Slate Museum Caernarfon Castle

Excursions as Listed DAy 1: After being picked up from your door and taken to your tour coach, we travel west across England and into Wales, reaching our hotel near Llanberis late afternoon. DAy 2: Today we head to Caernarfon on the eastern shore of the Menai Strait. We visit the eponymous castle, one of Wales’ most prized architectural treasures and home to the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum. DAy 3: Take the day to relax in Llanberis, or visit the National Slate Museum, housed in the Victorian workshops that once serviced and maintained the enormous Dinorwic slate quarry above it. In the afternoon you could chose to join your driver on a visit to Conwy, with its medieval narrow cobbled streets and imposing castle. We return along the Vale of Conwy and through the National Park to our hotel. DAy 4: We cross the Menai Straight onto the Isle of Anglesey, for a visit to Beaumaris, a pretty town with a Victorian pier, pastel painted houses, and a wide range of shops, tea rooms and pubs. We cannot leave the island without visiting the James Pringle Weavers Shop in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel homewards making suitable refreshment stops along the way. Please note: *Free Bar is between 7pm and 11pm each night and includes draught beer, lager, house wine & draught soft drinks.

Royal Victoria Snowdonia HHH Set within 30 acres of gardens and woodland, close to Llanberis and at the foot of Snowdon, our three-star hotel offers a warm welcome with a stylish restaurant, an elegant lounge and cosy bar. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.theroyalvictoria.co.uk 03 February 2020

G235

£427

Single Supplement £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Please note: We have planned our visit at the height of the usual snowdrop season, but flower displays are always weather dependent. Colesbourne is a private garden and walking is sometimes on grass and/or slopes. *50% bar between 6pm & 9pm on certain drinks.

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PlYMoutH gin distilleRY

seVeRn VAlleY RAilwAY

5 Days from

£377

shropshire,

iNCluSioNS

Severn Valley & Saxon Gold

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

On this new tour we have a journey on the Severn Valley Railway and visits to Ironbridge, Cadbury World, and the wonderful and very different museums of Birmingham and Blists Hill.

Blists Hill Severn Valley Railway Cadbury World Cream Tea Birmingham Museum Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we have a stop in Evesham before continuing to our hotel in Shropshire with time to freshen up before dinner. DAy 2: We travel to Ironbridge, an important centre of the industrial revolution and now a delightful town of tea rooms and antique shops. We also visit Blists Hill, a fascinating recreation of a Victorian town complete with staff in authentic costume. DAy 3: A short drive to Bridgnorth brings us to the Severn Valley Railway for a return steam train journey to Kidderminster. We break our journey in Highley with a visit to the Engine House Visitor Centre, where you might like to get some lunch. Reboard the train and visit Kidderminster, before returning to Bridgnorth, a town divided in two and linked by a remarkable cliff railway. Finally we return to our hotel by coach.

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DAy 4: Today we travel to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, which brings together Saxon gold, Egyptian mummies and masterpieces by British and European painters. We have an included ‘Treasures of the Museum’ tour followed by a cup of tea in the Edwardian Tearoom. In the afternoon we visit Cadbury World, to experience a fascinating guided tour of Bourneville and time to discover the Cadbury story and enjoy a cream tea. DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a stop in Cheltenham, before continuing to home, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

Buckatree Hall Hotel HHH Our three-star family-run hotel is at the foot of the famous Wrekin close to Telford. In pleasant grounds, the hotel has a small fitness room and comfortable bar lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to some rooms and we have two nights of entertainment included. www.buckatreehallhotel.com 28 February 2020

G233

£377

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

5 Days from

£417

Belgrave sands cosy Break

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink

The Duchy Hotel Group are National Marine Aquarium synonymous with style and Plymouth Gin Distillery good service and our holiday is Cream Tea on Day 4 based at one of our favourites – Excursions as Listed The Belgrave Sands. Explore the underwater world in Plymouth, taste some excellent gin, visit Exeter and Dartmoor National Park, or just relax and enjoy Torquay and the wonderful hospitality of our hosts. DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive in Torquay and reach our hotel, where we are greeted with tea or coffee. Tonight there will be a welcome drink before dinner and entertainment. DAy 2: This morning we travel to Plymouth to discover the incredible underwater world at the National Marine Aquarium. After an expert introduction talk, you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we visit the Plymouth Gin Distillery, for an introduction to the distillation process and the botanicals which are used. There will also (of course) be a chance to taste the delicious wares. DAy 3: We drive into the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park visiting Princetown and Buckfast Abbey. On our return we stop at Trago Mills Shopping Outlet. DAy 4: A free day to enjoy the elegant resort town of Torquay, or join your driver on a half day visit to Exeter. Either way, make sure you don’t miss the lovely cream tea available at our hotel this afternoon, along with a fun quiz. DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then make our way to our taxis and home.

Belgrave Sands Hotel HHHH Situated close to Torquay’s seafront, the hotel boasts leisure facilities which include swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to most rooms and there is nightly entertainment. www.belgravesands.com

09 March 2020

G221

£417

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £60


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littlecote House

SuPPlEMENT

5 Days from

warner’s littlecote House

£382

BodelwYddAn cAstle

5 Days from

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board STEAM

Visit the wonderful adult-only Excursions as Listed Warner’s venue of Littlecote (Tea/coffee after dinner not House for a relaxing winter included) break. Travel on our excursions to Cirencester, Oxford and the Museum of the Great Western Railway, and take part in the many activities available at this lovely resort.

warner’s Bodelwyddan castle

£405

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your door, we travel up to our hotel near Hungerford arriving mid-afternoon. After dinner, an evening show.

A Victorian folly that looks like a (Tea/coffee after dinner not medieval fortress, Bodelwyddan included) Castle forms a unique part of the North Wales landscape. Spend your time strolling around the extensive parkland and gardens, go on three included halfday excursions, or get involved in the many and various activities which make a Warner’s holiday so memorable.

DAy 2: A morning excursion to the pretty Roman town of Cirencester. We return to Littlecote in the afternoon for you to take full advantage of the many activities and facilities at your hotel.

DAy 1: We pick you up from your door by taxi and travel up to Llangollen before continuing to our hotel in Denbighshire, arriving late afternoon in time for dinner.

DAy 3: Today we travel to Oxford, where you might like to visit one of the many free museums, or indulge in some shopping.

DAyS 2-4: During your stay you can enjoy leisure facilities which include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness studio. Activities available include Tai Chi, Zumba, rifle shooting, table tennis, darts, archery and quoits! If you wish to take part, the day is filled with activities such as games, quizzes and demonstrations, and in the evening entertainment includes shows, comedians, singers, gameshow classics and music for dancing. For an extra charge you can enjoy a Champagne Tea or take part in a Wine Tasting Experience. During your stay we have included a morning visit to Chester, a half day trip to Llandudno and a drive into the Snowdonia National Park with a stop in Betws-y-Coed.

DAy 4: A morning visit to Swindon and STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. The afternoon is free at our hotel.

littlecote House HHHH Our four-star hotel near Hungerford is a superb Grade 1 listed 16th Century Tudor mansion in 40 acres of landscaped grounds. Hosting Tudor monarchs, civil war captains and Regency nobles, it was here that Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour. Relax in the Great Hall, Cromwellian Chapel, Library or the Chinese Drawing Room and dine in the Popham Restaurant. There is also WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, bubble pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. Our rooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. Upgrades are available on request and at extra cost. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk G272

£382

Single Supplement £Nil

DAy 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards, having suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving in the local area late afternoon.

Bodelwyddan Castle HHHH Set in 200 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views of the Clwydian Hills and close to Snowdonia National Park, the Grade II listed Bodelwyddan Castle provides a wonderful holiday setting. The hotel underwent a £6m redevelopment in 2015 and now boasts a stunning glass atrium, the Mulberry Coffee Lounge, bars, WiFi, wonderful leisure facilities and different entertainment every evening. All rooms are ensuite with TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Rooms are in various buildings in the resort. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 02 March 2020

G273

£405

Single Supplement £Nil

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DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we make a stop in Winchester, before travelling to meet our taxis, arriving in the local area early evening.

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5 Days from

ickwoRtH House

5 Days from

£439

suffolk spring

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Enjoy a wonderful spring break in the east as we explore Suffolk, visiting Ickworth House, Sutton Hoo and exploring some of the county’s beautiful historic towns on the coast and in the countryside.

Half Board Ickworth House Sutton Hoo Tiptree Jam Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing, and after suitable refreshment stops, we reach our hotel late afternoon in time to relax before dinner. DAy 2: We spend the morning exploring the heritage, medieval architecture and elegant Georgian squares of Bury St Edmunds. We then continue to Ickworth House, built as an Italian-style showcase for the Hervey family’s collections of Georgian silver, Regency furniture, books and fine paintings, all set within beautiful grounds. DAy 3: This morning we visit the newly re-opened archaeological site of Sutton Hoo. The exhibition hall houses a full-size reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon burial chamber from the ship grave discovered in 1939. We then continue to the coast and the pretty town of Aldeburgh for free time. DAy 4: A free morning at our hotel, or join your driver on a trip to historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. This afternoon we drive up to Sudbury and then Lavenham, with time to look around both of these lovely towns.

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DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and travel to the famous Tiptree Jam Museum in Essex. We then continue our journey back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Stoke by Nayland Hotel HHHH This family-run four-star hotel sits in its own grounds in beautiful Suffolk countryside. The modern hotel is comfortable and stylish, overlooks the rolling scenery of the golf course and has leisure facilities which include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sanarium and spa with treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.stokebynayland.com 15 March 2020

£459

delights of kent

G242

£439

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Kent is a county full of history and beautiful scenery, and our new tour takes you to some of its most-loved sites. Discover Canterbury, Broadstairs, Sandwich and Deal; visit museums, castles and gardens; and enjoy tea, cake and mugs of beer!

Half Board Welcome Drink Dickens House Museum Salutation Gardens & Tea Shepherd Neame Brewery Walmer Castle Bodiam Castle Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After our door to door pick up, we travel by coach to Rye, and have some free time to explore this pretty town. We continue to Folkestone, where we are greeted at our hotel with a hot drink. Tonight there will be a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: A lovely day today begins with a visit to Broadstairs, where we have included entrance to the Dickens House Museum, housed in the cottage which was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield. After some free time to get some lunch, we visit Sandwich, known as England’s most complete medieval town. We visit the Salutation Gardens for tea and cake. Tonight there is bingo after dinner. DAy 3: Today we visit Canterbury, where you have time to explore the cathedral, and the quaint cobbled streets filled with interesting shops and cafés. We continue to Faversham for a guided tour of the Shepherd Neame Brewery, Britain’s oldest brewer. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Walmer Castle, built in 1540 as part of Henry VIII’s chain of coastal defences. Over the years it has been transformed into an elegant stately home beloved of the Duke of Wellington and the Queen Mother. After a little free time in Deal we return via the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le Ferne, reaching our hotel mid-afternoon. After dinner, take part in the quiz. DAy 5: We travel to Bodiam Castle, where there is time to explore this 700year-old moated castle, and to get some lunch. In the afternoon, we continue home.

Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel HHHH Set in tranquil surroundings overlooking the English Channel, our four-star hotel was built in the 1890s and offers modern comfort while holding onto its Victorian charm. There are two bars, a lounge and traditional restaurant. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.theburlingtonhotel.com 16 March 2020

G248

£459

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil


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5 Days from

£419

Valkenburg, Monschau & Aachen special

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Jacques Chocolate Factory Drinks Package*

This is a perfect winter getaway Excursions as Listed based in Valkenburg, a delightful little hill town built around a romantic ruined castle, close to the German and Belgian borders. DAy 1: Following collection from home, travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing to Calais before continuing through Belgium and Holland, arriving by early evening at the Hotel Walram for our four-night stay. A welcome drink is served on arrival. DAy 2: This morning, we head to the beautiful City of Maastricht, with free time to explore. Later continue to Eupen to visit Jacques Chocolate Factory. Founded in 1896, the museum covers everything from the cultivation of cocoa to the finished product. Don’t forget to visit the tasting room! DAy 3: Today travel to the pretty town of Monschau, located on the river below the Eifel Hills. This afternoon we visit Aachen, a German spa city full of beautiful fountains to discover. DAy 4: A day at leisure in Valkenburg, or to enjoy the hotel facilities. DAy 5: Depart Valkenburg after breakfast and return to Calais for a late afternoon Eurotunnel to Folkestone. We return to the local area where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Hotel Walram HHH (Holland) The Hotel Walram was originally built as a farm during the 18th Century, built on remains of the city walls and has been a hotel since 1920. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a bar, lounge, restaurant, sauna and swimming pool. A lift serves most rooms www.hotelwalram.nl 24 February 2020

E269

£419

Single Supplement £80

Paris Afloat

£459

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

Imagine a floating hotel on the Door to Door Service beautiful River Seine close to Full Board on MS the Eiffel Tower, wonderful Botticelli cuisine and the courteous Two Guided Tours hospitality of the CroisiEurope crew. We enjoy a panoramic Paris tour by night in comfort as our ‘floating hotel’ cruises along the Seine. We also visit the main sights by coach and have time in the artist’s quarter of Montmartre. DAy 1: After being picked up from your door, we travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. From here we drive down to Paris making suitable refreshment stops along the way. Dinner this evening is followed by a cabaret show on board. DAy 2: This morning we have a panoramic guided tour of this enchanting capital. We will see many iconic sights including the Bastille, Latin Quarter, the Louvre, Concorde, Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe with some short stops for photographs. After lunch on board the afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening there is dinner and dancing and, depending on the water level of the river, we may sail through La Defense neighbourhood before returning to our quay. DAy 3: After breakfast we depart for a guided visit of Montmartre, with its superb views over the city and the beautiful Basilica of Sacré-Coeur. We return for lunch on board and a free afternoon. Tonight we have a Gala Dinner on board with a cruise through Paris by night*. DAy 4: Disembarking after breakfast, we make our way back to the port of Calais for our afternoon sailing, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We will then return to the local area, our taxis and home. Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. *Cruise depends on water level.

MS Botticelli The MS Botticelli has 75 cabins all of which have private facilities and shower, and are equipped with TV, safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning. There is a delightful panoramic lounge with a dance floor and bar, a comfortable restaurant, a gift shop and sundeck. There is no lift, and main deck cabins are accessed down stairs. The crew provide entertainment in the evenings. www.croisieurope.co.uk

09 March 2020

E260

£459

Twin/Double for Sole Use £110 Upper Deck £70

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham. *Drinks package includes: Free bar (two hours per night daily on selected brands), one music night, entrance to Holland Casino, welcome drink, pre-dinner party one night.

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Joe loss orchestra

£449

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We return to Yorkshire to see Pre-Dinner Drinks the Legendary Joe Loss Joe Loss Orchestra Orchestra! Since 1930 the band Evening Entertainment has been in constant operation, York Guided Tour has never disbanded or Harewood House reformed. As well as your Excursions as Listed evening of Big Band music, you will see some lovely parts of Yorkshire, visit the city of York and see how the other half lived as we explore Harewood House. A weekend not to be missed! DAy 1: We pick you up from home in a taxi, and once on board our coach, we make our way northwards to Yorkshire, having suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving late afternoon. We have a welcome drink before dinner, which is followed by a relaxing evening with light entertainment. DAy 2: Today we visit Harewood House, one of the Treasure Houses of England. This remarkable property boasts an impressive art collection, furniture by Thomas Chippendale, and over 100 acres of award-winning gardens. We return to our hotel to get ready for an aperitif, our Gala Dinner and tonight’s extravaganza – the highlight of the weekend – an evening with the legendary Joe Loss Orchestra, now led by Todd Miller. 2020 is the band’s 90th year and it is the longest running entertainment company of its kind. The Big Band and singers will perform hits from the 50s to the 80s. DAy 3: Our day in York begins with a guided walking tour of the historic centre and the afternoon is free for your own exploration. You might like to take a closer look at magnificent York Minster, visit the National Railway Museum, discover our Viking heritage at the Jorvik Centre or just stroll through the famous shambles. We return to our hotel for our evening meal and last night of entertainment.

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DAy 4: Leaving after breakfast, we travel south and make several comfort stops before reaching the local area late afternoon, to be met by our taxis.

Cedar Court Hotel HHHH The superb four-star Cedar Court Hotel is located high in the Pennines between Huddersfield and Halifax in West Yorkshire and is surrounded by spectacular views. It is an ideal centre for our weekend and facilities include fitness centre and sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk 20 March 2020

G258

£449

Twin/Double for Sole Use £45

tResco

5 Nights from

isles of scilly

£999

iNCluSioNS

Our customers return to these beautiful isles again and again, to enjoy the warm hospitality of the team at The Atlantic Inn, the fantastic walks, and a climate that attracts rare birds, dolphins and seals, and all year round exotic plants and flowers thrive.

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Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink Boat Trip to Tresco Tresco Abbey Gardens Guided Tour of St Mary’s

DAy 1: A morning pick up from your home by taxi, to join the Woods coach. We drive towards the West Country, making a suitable stop for lunch. We arrive at Land’s End for an afternoon flight to St Mary’s. You will be transferred to the hotel where you will receive a warm reception. DAyS 2 – 5: During your stay you enjoy: • A full day guided walking tour on St Mary’s. If you do not wish to walk all day it is possible to join this tour in the morning and return to the hotel after lunch either on foot or by taxi (own expense). • A full day to the island of Tresco by boat, with a visit to the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens. • Two free days with an optional visit to the island of either St Agnes or St Martin’s. DAy 6: After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Land’s End. A Woods coach will be waiting to return you to the local area for your onward taxi to your home. Please note: Good walking shoes are essential, as there can be a lot of walking on the island tours. Weather conditions and tide times may cause the order of the excursions to change without notice. Woods cannot be held responsible for any such changes. Please complete the coach tour booking form for this holiday.

Atlantic inn HHH Centrally located in Hugh Town on St Mary’s, the Atlantic Inn is on the water’s edge, overlooking the harbour. It is a delightful, rambling old inn, with plenty of character. All rooms have TV and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift and there is only one ground floor room. The restaurant overlooks the waterfront and there is WiFi and a roof terrace. www.atlanticinnscilly.co.uk 23 March 2020 30 September 2020

G241

£999

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8 Days from

£799

springtime in Austria

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Discover one of Austria's most enchanting lake resorts in spring. From St Wolfgang we tour ‘Sound of Music’ country, visit Bad Ischl, St.Gilgen and the beautiful city of Salzburg.

Half Board Live Entertainment One Evening St. Wolfgang Walking Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Following collection from home, we drive to Folkestone for the morning Eurotunnel to Calais. Continue through France to Germany and our overnight hotel in Saarbrücken. DAy 2: We continue through Germany and into Austria arriving at the Hotel Försterhof in St. Wolfgang for our five-night stay. DAy 3: We head into the mountains to the elegant town of Bad Ischl, summer quarters of Emperor Franz Josef. We continue to Hallstatt, possibly the most picturesque village in Austria. DAy 4: A lovely tour around the Lake District, heading first for Mondsee with time to visit the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in the film the ‘Sound of Music’. Then along the shores of Attersee and Traunsee to Gmunden with time to obtain a late lunch. DAy 5: An excursion to Mozart’s City of Salzburg, a beautiful city immortalized in the film the ‘Sound of Music’. Maybe ride up the little funicular railway to Hohensalzburg Fortress offering superb views across the city (cost not included). DAy 6: This morning explore St Wolfgang with a guided walking tour and the famous White Horse Inn. Later, travel to the traffic-free village of St. Gilgen, home to Mozart, with an opportunity to ride on the Zwölferhorn Cable Car, to the most beautiful vantage point in the Salzkammergut (cost not included).

DAy 8: Continue home via Calais and the late afternoon Eurotunnel and on to the local area, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Hotel Försterhof HHHH (Austria) This charming four-star standard hotel is on the idyllic shores of Lake Wolfgang and offers large public areas, dining area, a pleasant bar, along with a sauna and relaxation area. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe and hairdryer. There is a lift to some rooms. www.foersterhof.at E270

£799

Single Supplement £60

scARBoRougH

5 Days from

scarborough

£394

& York Winter Warmer

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink

Scarborough is one of Britain’s Excursions as Listed premier coastal resorts and lies close to North Yorkshire’s rugged National Park. Relax and enjoy the pleasures of Scarborough, enjoy free time in York, as well as the natural beauty and historic heritage of Yorkshire. DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel north making suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. Before this evening’s dinner there will be a welcome drink giving you the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers. DAy 2: A free day to discover the varied attractions of Scarborough. Take a short walk to the town centre and shops, or wander down to the beaches of South Bay, or the busy little harbour. Explore the town with its indoor markets and antique shops. DAy 3: This morning we drive to Goathland (the setting for Aidensfield in the TV series Heartbeat). After a short stop here we make our way to Whitby, the famous fishing port once home of Captain James Cook, where we will have some free time to wander around the narrow streets and busy harbour side. We return across the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Moors. DAy 4: This morning we travel to the ancient and historic city of York with free time to explore the many attractions on offer. You could visit the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Centre, stroll around the city walls or visit York Minster. We return to Scarborough late afternoon. DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and travel home with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive back in the local area late afternoon and meet our taxis.

The Esplanade Hotel HHH The Esplanade Hotel holds a commanding position on Scarborough’s South Cliff, just a short walk from the beach, the Spa and the town centre. Now under new ownership, refurbishments are being carried out in 2019. All rooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.whisperhotelscollection.com 23 March 2020

G228

£394

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 7: After breakfast commence the return journey to the overnight hotel near Saarbrücken.

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Hidden london -

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

Tutankhamun & The People’s Post

Local Pick Ups Half Board 2 Days Blue Badge Guide Thames Boat Trip National Army Museum Tutankhamun Tour

Join us on this extraordinary Tutankhamun Exhibition exploration of Hidden London People’s Post Tour with a Blue Badge Guide to Postal Museum & Mail Rail discover some beautiful hidden Supreme Court interiors and visit the Beefeater Gin Tour & Tasting blockbuster Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea. DAy 1: After our local pick ups, we travel to London to the National Army Museum in Chelsea, where our Blue Badge Guide will begin the colourful story of the search for the tomb of the Boy King. We continue by coach to discover more about Howard Carter, the ‘Curse’, and how Tut Fever hit 1920’s London influencing everything from architecture to soap packaging! At 2.30pm we enter the Tutankhamun Exhibition, housing twice the number of objects than ever shown in London before. Back at our hotel we have Trad Jazz in the bar before dinner. DAy 2: Accompanied by our Blue Badge Guide, we head into the City to discover the story of the People’s Post with a visit to the Postal Museum and a ride on the Mail Rail – the sub-terranean railway that once whizzed parcels beneath the city streets. After free time for lunch in Westminster Central Hall, we visit the Supreme Court, with its beautiful Edwardian interiors. We return to Greenwich by boat, and transfer to our hotel.

V8552

liVeRPool

4 Nights from

cruising to liverpool Woods have created this exclusive short break with a two-night stay aboard Fred Olsen’s Black Watch as she sails from Southampton to Liverpool. We then enjoy two nights at the Hallmark The Queen Hotel, with guided tours of Chester and Liverpool, and a tour with tea at Liverpool Cathedral.

£563

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Two Nights MS Black Watch (Full Board & Entertainment) Two Nights The Queen (Half Board) Liverpool + Cathedral Guided Tour Chester Guided Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Travel by taxi and coach to Southampton, where we board Black Watch to enjoy two nights on board enjoying the fine food and entertainment from Fred Olsen. DAy 2: During our day at sea discover all the wonderful on board entertainment and facilities. In the evening enjoy a delicious five-course dinner and an evening show. DAy 3: Disembarking in Liverpool early morning, your Woods coach will be waiting to take you on a driven guided tour of this fascinating city. After free time at Albert Dock, we visit Liverpool Cathedral for a guided tour followed by tea and cake. We then travel to Chester and our hotel. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel into Chester, for a guided coach tour of the city followed by a short walking tour. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. DAy 5: We travel homewards with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving in the local area early evening.

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DAy 3: After breakfast, we visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery for a tour and tasting of the delicious wares. We finish our London visit at the nearby Imperial War Museum, which has a pleasant café where you can purchase some lunch. Mid-afternoon we make our way back to the south coast.

Please note: Insurance is compulsory, please enquire. Deposit is £150pp. Terms and conditions apply.

Please note: Due to the specifications of this holiday, it is only possible to have limited pick ups. These will be Chichester, Rose Green, Bognor Regis, Felpham, Littlehampton, Goring and Worthing. There is no porterage available at our hotel.

Originally opened in 1860, our four-star hotel retains its Victorian grandeur while offering all the modern comforts you would expect. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

Clarendon Hotel HHH A row of handsome 18th Century residences overlooking the open grassland of Blackheath to Royal Greenwich Park, with some 20th Century additions make up our family-run three-star hotel. There is a pleasant lounge, bar, restaurant and walled garden. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.clarendonhotel.com 29 March 2020

G275

£415

Single Supplement £Nil

Hallmark The Queen Chester HHHH

24 March 2020

N237

Cabin Type

Prices From

Interior Room

£563pp

Ocean View

£598pp

Terrace Balcony Suite

£706pp

Single

£695pp


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ViAnden

5 Days from

£449

‘little switzerland’

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

& Springtime in Vianden

Half Board Luxembourg City Guided Tour Wine Tasting

One of Europe’s best kept Excursions as Listed secrets is the picturesque town of Vianden, found amid magnificent scenery on the banks of the River Our. Vianden has much to offer, including the dramatic castle which dominates the town, but we also include a tour of the capital city, a visit to Trier and a wine tasting along the Moselle Valley. DAy 1: We travel from home by taxi and by coach to Dover for the short sea crossing to France. We continue through France and Belgium arriving in Luxembourg and Vianden late afternoon. DAy 2: After breakfast we make our way to Luxembourg City for a morning guided tour with a free afternoon to soak up the sights and sounds, or visit the cathedral or the Grand Ducal Palace. DAy 3: Today we cross the border and visit Trier, Germany’s oldest town and a former Roman settlement. We then continue along the Moselle Valley with a visit and a tasting at one of the local vineyards. DAy 4: A half day excursion into the picturesque Mullerthal region, known as ‘Little Switzerland’, making a stop at the pretty medieval town of Echternach. The rest of the day is free to explore Vianden.

Grand Hotel de Vianden HHH (luxembourg) Our family-run hotel is ideally located just a few minutes from the centre of the town. Hotel facilities include a large restaurant serving a set menu, bar, WiFi and a pretty terrace. The simply decorated bedrooms are en suite and equipped with a TV. A lift serves most rooms. www.grandhotelvianden.com

30 March 2020

E240

£449

Single Supplement £50 Twin/Double for Sole Use £85

7 Nights from

springtime in guernsey

£935

iNCluSioNS

Guernsey is renowned for beautiful coastal scenery, wonderful beaches, wild flowers and a delightfully mild climate.

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ID REQUIRED

Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink Two Half-Day Excursions Boat Trip to Herm Services of a Woods Tour Escort

DAy 1: A taxi pickup from your home to the coach travelling to Southampton Airport for a morning flight to Guernsey. On arrival you are met by a local coach and transferred to your hotel. Before dinner there will be a welcome drink giving you the chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: A morning excursion of the north and east of the island. You will have the option of returning to the hotel at lunchtime or being dropped in St Peter Port returning independently by bus or a taxi (not included). DAy 3: A free day for your own exploration. DAy 4: A half day excursion to complete your tour of the island. The coach will return you to the hotel at lunchtime or if you prefer you can end the tour in St Peter Port. DAy 5: A free day. You may like to visit Castle Cornet, an ancient Royal Fortress with almost 800 years of history. DAy 6: This morning we take a catamaran to the small Island of Herm. There will be time to walk to Shell Beach or relax in the village of Herm Harbour where there are restaurants and a tavern. Depending on tides, there may be some steps to negotiate either on boarding in St Peter Port or on the return journey mid-afternoon. DAy 7: A free day. Your tour escort may be able to arrange an optional visit to the peaceful Island of Sark. DAy 8: You will have some free time in the morning before being transferred by local coach to the airport for an afternoon flight. At Southampton you will be met by a Woods coach.

Peninsula Hotel HHH The Peninsula hotel is a firm favourite with Woods clients and we have been very fortunate to secure a reservation with no supplement on sole use rooms. The hotel is located on the north west coast in its own grounds on a grassy peninsula leading to a sandy bay. There is a spacious lounge, bar, pitch & putt course and terrace. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. A regular bus service connects you to St Peter Port. www.peninsula.gg 01 April 2020

AN264

£935

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 5: Departing after breakfast we return through Belgium to the French port for our crossing to Dover. We return to the local area and take you to your door.

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sidMoutH

5 Days from

sidmouth

at Easter

£535

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Spend Easter at the Royal York Donkey Sanctuary and Faulkner Hotel, overlooking Bicton Park Botanical the waters of Lyme Bay on the Gardens Regency promenade at South Devon Railway Sidmouth, a town with old Otter & Butterfly Centre world charm and delightful Excursions as Listed gardens. On this tour you have time to enjoy the town as well as sightseeing along the coast, visits to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, the Donkey Sanctuary and a ride on the South Devon Railway. DAy 1: After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way into Dorset, stopping in Bournemouth for lunch. On into Devon, we arrive at our hotel in the afternoon. DAy 2: After breakfast we drive to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Set in Devon’s Otter Valley, the Grade I listed gardens are a product of almost 300 years of horticultural history and we have included the gardens, glass houses and a ride on the woodland railway. Later, we continue along the East Devon Heritage Coast to Exmouth. DAy 3: A day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful Regency town, or join your driver for a visit to the famous Donkey Sanctuary. DAy 4: A scenic drive on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, to Buckfastleigh where we enjoy a return journey on the South Devon Railway, travelling along the Dart Valley through the beautiful Devon hills. Easter is a special time at the South Devon Railway and there will be displays of vintage cars, buses and motorbikes at Buckfastleigh to admire as well as visiting the Dartmoor Otter and Buckfast Butterfly Centre adjacent to the station.

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home via Dorchester. We reach the local area late afternoon.

Royal york and Faulkner Hotel HHH A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, but with some steps throughout. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 09 April 2020

G249

woRcesteR cAtHedRAl

5 Days from

iNCluSioNS

£535

Single Supplement £Nil

£472

Malvern

iNCluSioNS

Easter

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Staying at the popular Abbey Half Board Hotel in the heart of Great Weston Cider Mill Malvern, we tour through the Tasting & Lunch Day 4 beautiful landscape of Worcester Cathedral Tour Herefordshire to explore some Cream Tea Day 2 of the best-preserved ‘black and Excursions as Listed white’ villages and towns this area has to offer. We have included a light lunch and tasting at Weston Cider Mill, a tour of Worcester Cathedral and a cream tea at Browns on the banks of the River Severn. DAy 1: After collection from your home by taxi, our coach travels across country to Tewkesbury, renowned as having one of the finest medieval black and white townscapes in the country. From here we travel the short distance to our hotel in Great Malvern. DAy 2: We head for the city of Worcester where we have time to explore and a one-hour guided tour of the wonderful cathedral. We also enjoy a cream tea at Browns at the Quay, before returning to our hotel. DAy 3: Today we explore some of Herefordshire’s gorgeous ‘black and white’ villages. Our route takes in a rich landscape of orchards, hopyards, delightful cottages, inns, shops and timber-framed hamlets including Dilwyn, Weobley, Eardisley, Pembridge and Eardisland. We have free time in Leominster before returning to Malvern. DAy 4: Enjoy a free morning to relax in Great Malvern, before travelling to Weston Cider Mill, where we have a guided tour, tasting and a light lunch. This afternoon we have free time in Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral, before returning to our hotel. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast we travel through the Cotswolds with a stop in Stow-on-the-Wold. In the afternoon, we continue to the local area with refreshment stops along the way.

The Abbey Hotel HHHH In the heart of the countryside at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Great Malvern is the perfect base for our tour. Our four-star ivy-clad hotel is located in the heart of town adjoining the fine Benedictine Priory, and has spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the beautiful Malvern Hills. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.sarova-abbeyhotel.com 09 April 2020

G202

£472

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100


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cAMBRidge

4 Days from

strawberries & cream

£393

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Easter

PRideAux PlAce

6 Days from

Half Board National Horseracing

Join us as we spend a Museum wonderful Easter visiting St Cambridge River Punt Albans and Ely, gliding on the Bletchley Park river through Cambridge, Excursions as Listed exploring the National Horseracing Museum, and discovering the secrets of the WWII spies at Bletchley Park. DAy 1: We pick you up by taxi from your home and then travel by coach to St Albans where we have a break for lunch and sightseeing. We continue to our hotel in Letchworth, arriving to tea and biscuits and time to relax before dinner. DAy 2: This morning we journey through the beautiful landscapes of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire including the chocolate box villages of Old Warden and Ickwell. After a stop in St Neots, we visit Cambridge for a chauffeured punt through the backwaters of the university city. Enjoy strawberries and cream as you glide along the water, then the rest of the day is free for your own exploration. DAy 3: We begin with a drive to Newmarket to visit the remarkable National Horse Racing Museum to learn all about the ‘Sport of Kings’. After a little free time in the town, we continue to the historic city of Ely, where we have time to have lunch and to admire the splendid array of medieval buildings and narrow streets. Ely’s main attraction is the magnificent cathedral, known as the ‘Ship of the Fens’.

Mercure letchworth Hall Hotel HHHH Dating back to 1625 this former old English manor house retains many Jacobean features including a Minstrels Gallery, Jacobean fireplace and mellow oak panelling, and stands in eight acres of grounds in Hertfordshire. All guests have free use of the leisure facilities at the adjacent health club, which has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to most rooms. www.mercure.com G230

£393

Single Supplement £54

£515

cornish

iNCluSioNS

Easter

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Cornwall is a land of dramatic Half Board rocky cliff sides, hidden Prideaux Place harbours, delightful fishing Lost Gardens of Heligan villages, glorious gardens and Eden Project lush countryside all coming Excursions as Listed together to make one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. DAy 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the drive west. We arrive at our hotel in St Agnes late afternoon. DAy 2: A morning in the coastal town of St Ives with its cobbled streets winding between tiny fishermen’s cottages. A free afternoon in St Agnes. DAy 3: Today we begin at Padstow, a delightful little port, nestling on the beautiful Camel Estuary, with a colourful harbour surrounded by pastelwashed Medieval houses. In the afternoon we visit Prideaux Place, surrounded by gardens and wooded grounds overlooking a deer park and the Camel Estuary to the moors beyond. DAy 4: A visit to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, which now cover 57 acres with a further 100 acres of ornamental woodland, an impressive range of plant breeds and features, including an Italian garden and a subtropical ‘jungle’ valley. The afternoon is free in St Agnes. DAy 5: Our morning is spent at the Eden Project, a fantastic development where huge biomes house the largest ever rainforest in captivity with stunning plants, exhibitions and extraordinary gardens. This afternoon we visit Truro, Cornwall’s cathedral city. DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel east with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH This delightful and elegant hotel has been tastefully extended and is set in its own secluded gardens and woodland, with an outdoor heated swimming pool, and only 100 yards from the main street of the unspoilt village of St Agnes. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.rosemundy.co.uk 10 April 2020

G206

£515

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 4: We depart after breakfast and make our way to Bletchley Park, once Britain’s best kept secret. It is now a heritage site where we can explore some of the iconic WWII codebreaking huts, see the Enigma Machines and a wartime mini-cinema, all housed in the ornate Victorian mansion which was Intelligence HQ during the war. Early afternoon we travel homewards, joining our taxis early evening.

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Bowness on windeRMeRe

5 Days from tYntesField

4 Days from

£405

tyntesfield,

iNCluSioNS

Bristol & Bath

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

A tour exploring the beautiful house and gardens at Tyntesfield, UNESCO Heritage in Bath and maritime history in Bristol. A lovely tour with something for everyone.

Half Board Tyntesfield Harbour Cruise SS Great Britain Bath Guided Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After our door to door service collects you from your home, we travel across country to the pretty town of Bradford-on-Avon for some free time for refreshments. We continue to our hotel north of Bristol in time to relax before dinner. DAy 2: We travel the short distance to Bath, where we have arranged for a driven tour of this beautiful town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free for your own exploration on foot. DAy 3: This morning we head for the beautiful Tyntesfield Estate. Brought into the National Trust fold in 2002, this spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival estate has been beautifully restored. Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, and ornate stone carvings give the feel of a fairytale mansion while terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland, and a wonderful walled kitchen garden. We spend the afternoon in Bristol and enjoy a 45-minute cruise of the docks and floating harbour.

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DAy 4: This morning we visit Bristol’s historic harbour-side and the iconic steamship SS Great Britain. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the ship lies at the heart of a multi-award-winning visitor attraction. You can tour the ship from the sumptuous surrounds of the First Class Dining Room to the cramped bunks in steerage. Also visit the Dockyard Museum to learn the fascinating story of this luxury liner from her launch in 1843. We depart early afternoon and make our way to the local area, meeting our taxis early evening.

Aztec Hotel & Spa HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is to the north of Bristol and offers comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.aztechotelbristol.com 16 April 2020

G225

£405

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

lakes & dales

£439

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

Join us on a wonderful scenic tour through the dramatic countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the wonderful Lake District.

Door to Door Service Half Board Windermere Cruise Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way north, with suitable refreshment stops along the way and arrive at our hotel near Shap late afternoon, with time to relax before dinner.

Wensleydale Creamery Tea & Scones Day 2 Excursions as Listed

DAy 2: Today’s tour will take in some of the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We first drive to the picturesque town of Richmond where we have free time to explore. We return through Wensleydale to Hawes, having a stop at the Wensleydale Creamery to enjoy a Cheese Demonstration and some home-made fruit scones. We return to our hotel along Garsdale. DAy 3: Leaving the hotel we head towards Penrith and then to Ullswater, regarded by many as the most beautiful of all the lakes. We have a short break in Glenridding and then continue over rugged Kirkstone Pass to Ambleside, Lake Thirlmere and Keswick, on the shores of Derwentwater. Here we have time for lunch and to explore the town. We return to our hotel late afternoon. DAy 4: This morning we travel through Kendal to Lake Windermere and Bowness. We have time to look around and relax by the lake before we take a cruise along the lake to the southern tip at Lakeside. We then join the delightful Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a steam train ride before we rejoin our coach and head off back over the fells to the hotel. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we make our way homewards with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving in the local area early evening to meet our taxis and continue home.

Shap Wells Hotel HHH This splendid hotel which dates from 1833, lies in 30 acres of private grounds in a wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells. There are extensive bar and lounge areas in which to relax, WiFi and the bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Some rooms are accessible by lift. www.shapwells.com

16 April 2020

G210

£439

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£619

norfolk

iNCluSioNS

Paddle & Steam

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board North Norfolk Railway

The county of Norfolk offers a Blickling Hall rich historical heritage, pretty Holkham Hall villages and varied landscapes Bure Valley Railway including the famous Broads. Paddle Boat Cruise We explore the area on two Norwich Guided Tour trains, by Mississippi Paddle Excursions as Listed Boat across the Broads and by coach on a scenic drive to the coast, and visit both Holkham and Blickling Halls. DAy 1: After enjoying our door to door service, we drive to Ely. We continue to our hotel near Norwich arriving late afternoon.

DAy 2: A scenic drive today via Fakenham to Holt. Here we take a steam train journey on the North Norfolk Railway – The Poppy Line to Sheringham. We continue to Blickling Hall, where we have access to the great Jacobean house and extensive gardens. DAy 3: This morning we have a guided tour of Norwich and the afternoon is free for your own exploration. DAy 4: A day out steaming and cruising through the Broads. We travel to Aylsham to join the Bure Valley Railway for the 9-mile trip to Wroxham. There is free time to get something to eat before we transfer to Horning to board the Southern Comfort, a Mississippi paddle boat for a 1½-hour cruise on the Broads. DAy 5: Today we visit Holkham Hall, a breathtaking 18th Century house on the coast with an outstanding art collection and wonderful panoramic landscapes.

lincoln cAtHedRAl

5 Days from

£459

discovering lincolnshire

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

A remarkable county blessed with tranquil countryside, bustling towns and fine country houses.

Half Board Lincoln Cathedral Guided Tour Lincoln Guided Tour

Belton House DAy 1: After being picked up from Woolsthorpe Manor your door by taxi, you join our touring Excursions as Listed coach and we travel northwards, stopping in St Albans before continuing to our hotel in Marston, where we are greeted with tea and biscuits. DAy 2: We drive to the historic city of Lincoln with its magnificent cathedral, and Norman castle. We have a short guided tour of the city by coach, followed by a tour of the cathedral. The old town is a labyrinth of little alleyways with interesting shops and lovely tearooms. DAy 3: Today we visit the historic town of Stamford, packed full of art and craft shops, pleasant cafés and pubs. In the afternoon we visit Woolsthorpe Manor, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, who made most of his discoveries about light and gravity in these surroundings. DAy 4: This morning we drive to Spalding and visit Springfields Garden Centre with time to explore and purchase some lunch. Our afternoon is spent at Belton House, near Grantham. The perfect English country house, set in its own deer park, Belton was built in the 17th Century and offers delightful gardens, orangery and lakeside walks. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel southwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Dunston Hall Hotel HHHH

olde Barn Hotel HHH

A majestic, Elizabethan-style mansion, built in 1859 and lovingly restored to its former glory, set in 150 acres of beautiful wooded Norfolk parkland. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel also has a state of the art gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.qhotels.co.uk 19 April 2020 04 October 2020

G224

£619

Twin/Double for Sole Use £115

Our three-star charming hotel is set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham, and has been recently refurbished to an excellent standard. The hotel has lounge, bar, atmospheric restaurant and a health club which boasts swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to most rooms. www.theoldebarnhotel.co.uk 20 April 2020 28 September 2020

G231

£459 £469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £40

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 6: Leaving after breakfast, we travel via Lavenham. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.


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8 Days from

italian Riviera

£890

iNCluSioNS

The Riviera dei Fiori is a beautiful part of the Ligurian Riviera, encompassing dramatic cliffs, lush forests and charming old hilltop towns hugging the Mediterranean coast from San Remo to the Gulf of Genoa.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Fragonard’s Laboratory Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Following collection from home, drive to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais. Continue to Dijon and our overnight hotel. DAy 2: Continue to Italy, arriving at the Grand Hotel Diana Majestic in Diano Marina for our five-night stay. DAy 3: Spend a fascinating morning at Fragonard’s Laboratory and discover the trade secrets of perfumes, soaps and cosmetics at their modern laboratory suspended above the sea. In the afternoon, travel to the Principality of Monaco to mingle with the rich and famous. DAy 4: Enjoy a day at leisure, making use of the hotel’s facilities or exploring the local coast. DAy 5: We visit the flourishing fishing village of Alassio, now one of the most elegant resorts on the Riviera. Surrounded by trees and splendid villas on the lower hillside, it is characterised by the finest quartz and calcareous sand, sloping gently into the sea. DAy 6: This morning, we journey to Ventimiglia, with its fascinating history, beautiful beaches, open-air markets, and gorgeous gardens. Then to San Remo, where the old town is a labyrinth of twisting lanes cascading down the Ligurian hillside. DAy 7: After breakfast commence the return journey to the overnight hotel in Dijon.

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DAy 8: Continue home via Calais and the ferry to Dover and on to the local area, where our taxis will take you home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic HHHH (italy) Located on the seafront and surrounded by olive trees, our elegant hotel has plenty of facilities beautifully set within its own gardens. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, air-conditioning, safe, minibar and hairdryer. The hotel has two outdoor pools, a sun terrace and a lift. www.dianamajestic.com 18 April 2020

E271

£890

Single Supplement £225

keukenHoF gARdens

4 Days from

trams, Boats & Bulbs

£515

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Enjoy a delightful spring Keukenhof Gardens weekend break with a Steam Tram distinctive Dutch flavour Museum Ship visiting the magnificent, worldCoffee & Pastry Day 2 famous gardens at Keukenhof. Excursions as Listed We also have an included trip through time by steam tram and on a museum boat cruise. We have secured many single rooms on this tour. DAy 1: After our early morning taxi pick up, we make our way to Dover for a mid-morning crossing to Calais. We then travel through Belgium and into Holland, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: Our incredible day begins with a drive to Hoorn where we board the steam tram for our journey through lovely Dutch countryside to Medemblik, with coffee and pastries served on board. After some free time to explore this historic town, we board the museum ship Friesland for a 1½ hour-cruise to Enkhuizen, where we are met by our coach. We continue on the incredible 27km dyke across Ijsselmeer, the largest inland lake in Western Europe. We then cross the Polder and travel back to our hotel. DAy 3: After breakfast, we leave for a full day excursion to the worldfamous Keukenhof Gardens. Over 70 acres of parkland contain a vast collection of hundreds of thousands of flowers displayed in beautifully landscaped gardens. DAy 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel west and have a stop in the beautiful medieval town of Bruges. We continue to Calais to catch our late afternoon crossing to Dover, and then continue home.

Kontakt der Kontinenten HHH (Netherlands) Our three-star hotel is a former mission house and monastery, located in the Utrecht Heuvelrug National Park, 30 miles south of Amsterdam. Tea and coffee are available at all times in the lounge, and there is a pleasant bar, restaurant and a terrace with views of the forest. Bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and WiFi. The hotel has a lift. www.kontaktderkontinenten.nl 03 April 2020

E252

£515

Single Supplement £44


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£707

dutch tulip

iNCluSioNS

River Cruise

delFt

4 Days from

keukenhof,

£549

Delft & Dutch Flower Parade

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Keukenhof Gardens

In spring the famous bulbfields Delft Canal Cruise of Holland bring bursts of Excursions as Listed colour to the landscape and on this tour we visit Keukenhof Gardens, which offer the visitor 70 acres of colourful splendour, take in the amazing flower parade and experience The Hague and the beautiful town of Delft. DAy 1: We travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais and then make our way through Belgium directly to our hotel in The Hague. Suitable stops will be made en route for meals and refreshments. DAy 2: A full day excursion to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, with plenty of time to enjoy the gardens created in 1949 as a showpiece for the Dutch flower industry, and to walk among the magnificent displays of tulips and other bulbs which bloom in their millions. During the day you can leave the gardens to view the annual Flower Parade as it makes its way from Noordwijk to Haarlem.

DAy 4: We travel through Holland, across Belgium and on to the port of Calais for our afternoon sailing to Dover. We then return to the local area, meeting our taxis and continuing home.

Crown Plaza Den Haag HHHHH (Holland) Our modern five-star hotel is on the edge of Van Stolk Park and boasts an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, ironing facilities, minibar, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has 3 lifts. www.ihg.com/crowneplaza 24 April 2020

E267

£549

Twin/Double for Sole Use £140

Door to Door Service

Combine the wonders of the Dutch Bulbfields and Keukenhof in spring, the vibrant city of Amsterdam, and the villages of Volendam and Zaanse Schans, all while taking pleasure in the wonderful food, comfort and hospitality of CroisiEurope.

Full Board - MS Beethoven Drinks Package on Board* Keukenhof Gardens Amsterdam Guided Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Collected from your door you join the coach and we travel to Dover for the short Channel crossing. On arrival we make our way to Antwerp and join the MS Beethoven at around 6pm. There will be a cocktail party with the crew before dinner. The ship’s hostess will then lead an exploration of the old city. DAy 2: Departure early in the morning as we sail through the port of Antwerp and out into the inland sea. We travel through immense locks and have wonderful views before we sail into Rotterdam. Tonight is a Gala Evening. DAy 3: After breakfast, the boat departs for Utrecht and here we leave for our visit to the glorious Keukenhof Gardens, with time to enjoy the amazing tulip, narcissi and hyacinth displays. We rejoin the boat in Amsterdam. This evening there is an optional guided boat tour of the city by night (bookable on board). DAy 4: Breakfast on board before a tour of Amsterdam calling at a diamond merchant’s workshop. After lunch on board we depart by coach to Volendam, a traditional Dutch village and then onto Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum to admire over 100 typical wooden houses, windmills and warehouses. Return on board for dinner before enjoying a free evening. DAy 5: Breakfast on board before disembarking at 9am. We make our way to the port of Calais to take our afternoon sailing to Dover, where we travel by coach and taxi to our homes. Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. *All drinks during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne, Perrier, wine from the wine list, drinks on excursions.

MS Beethoven Part of the CroisiEurope fleet of river cruisers, the MS Beethoven has 90 en-suite cabins on three decks with TV, hairdryer and safe. Facilities on board include lounge-bar with dance floor, dining room, gift shop and a large sundeck. There is a lift, but this does not serve the sundeck. www.croisieurope.co.uk Twin/Double for Sole Use £179 17 April 2020

E246

£707

Middle Deck £75 Upper Deck £85

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 3: This morning we travel to the gorgeous town of Delft and enjoy a 45-minute cruise along the canals, past historic landmarks and centuriesold bridges. Spend the rest of the day in Delft, or return to The Hague – your driver will do two transfers back to your hotel. Tram number 1 departs from outside our hotel, with both the beaches and the city centre only 10 minutes away.

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5 Days from

£479

Manchester ship canal

tRelissick gARden

6 Days from

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

This popular tour includes visits to Skipton, a steam train ride on the Keighley and Worth Railway, a tour and lunch at Samlesbury Hall, and a cruise on one of Britain’s most important waterways – The Manchester Ship Canal.

Half Board Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Keighley & Worth Railway Samlesbury Hall Lunch Day 4 Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After our door to door service, our coach makes its way north with suitable refreshment stops, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

£769

Falmouth

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel

The Cornish Riviera is Door to Door Service outstandingly beautiful and Half Board remains a Woods favourite. Cornish Seal Sanctuary Based in the historic fishing River Cruise town of Falmouth, with its St Mawes Ferry picturesque narrow streets and Trelissick Garden harbour, we visit the Roseland Excursions as Listed Peninsula, visit Trelissick Garden, take a river cruise and visit the wonderful Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

DAy 2: We travel to Salford Quays to board our Mersey Ferries ship for a leisurely six-hour cruise along the whole length of the legendary Manchester Ship Canal. We travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way, telling the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England. We pass some spectacular scenery and see some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights. Refreshments and snacks can be purchased on board. We disembark at Pier Head, Liverpool and make our way back to the hotel by coach.

DAy 1: After being picked up from your door, join our coach and we travel west, making refreshment stops and reaching our hotel late afternoon.

DAy 3: Today we travel first to Oxenhope to board the Keighley and Worth Railway for a return journey to Keighley. The line was opened in 1867 to serve the small Pennine villages, and was reopened as a 5-mile heritage railway in 1968. We continue to the lively market town of Skipton. Visit the medieval castle, walk along the canal or explore the many alleyways filled with thriving shops, pubs and cafés.

DAy 4: Travel across the Fal Estuary by ferry to St Mawes for free time to explore the picturesque harbour. Then meet our coach for the drive up the Roseland Peninsula to Trelissick Garden, which boasts a huge array of plant species and stunning views.

DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel the short distance to Samlesbury Hall. Built in 1325, it is steeped in fascinating history, and retains its original black and white exterior. From Tudor priest holes to Victorian kitchens, we are led on a guided tour from the 14th to the 20th Century. We have an included lunch of sandwiches and cake, and return to our hotel mid-afternoon to enjoy the leisure facilities.

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DAy 5: We travel south with a stop in Stratford-upon-Avon for lunch and sightseeing. We reach the local area early evening.

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is a converted 700-year-old country manor in a tranquil setting in Clayton le Moors. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, whirl pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. The contemporary bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel comprises three buildings and there is a lift to some rooms. www.mercure.com 23 April 2020

G256

£479

Twin/Double for Sole Use £70

DAy 2: A free day to explore Falmouth. DAy 3: This morning we visit Truro, with its impressive cathedral and delightful shops. We return to Falmouth for a 2-hour pleasure cruise onboard the MV Princessa through the beautiful, rugged landscape and the scenic waters of the Helford River & Frenchmans Creek.*

DAy 5: A scenic drive this morning via Helston with views of St Michael’s Mount. This designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ has whitewashed cottages clustering around tiny harbours. We visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary set on the picturesque Helford Estuary near Gweek. DAy 6: We return home via Dorchester, stopping en route for refreshments. Please note: *If the Helford River Cruise is not possible due to operational reasons, there will be a cruise on the River Fal.

Falmouth Hotel HHH This impressive Victorian hotel provides comfortable facilities and is located conveniently close to the beaches and town centre, with splendid views of the sea. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, Jacuzzi and gym. The hotel has WiFi, a lift, and an AA award-winning restaurant. www.falmouthhotel.com 01 May 2020 10 September 2020

G244

£769 £779

Compact Double for Sole Use £85


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llAnBeRis lAke RAilwAY

great little trains of wales

5 Days from

£463

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

6 Days from

£579

tenby &

Pembrokeshire

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Caernarfon is our base for this Llanberis Lake Railway magical journey into railway Bala Lake Railway nostalgia in the Snowdonia Ffestiniog Railway National Park. We travel on the Portmeirion Welsh Highland Railway, and we Excursions as Listed also take to the rails on old favourites Ffestiniog, Bala and Llanberis, and visit the remarkable village of Portmeirion.

The South West Wales resort of Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast has a maze of narrow streets, a picturesque harbour and magnificent bays with sandy beaches. We have included excursions along Carmarthen Bay as well as Wales’ smallest city, St. David’s. Our hotel offers two nights of entertainment.

DAy 1: After being picked up from your door and taken to our coach, we travel west across England and into Wales, reaching our hotel in Caernarfon late afternoon.

DAy 1: After your door to door taxi transfer, we travel to Tenby via Swindon and Newport, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon.

DAy 2: Today we travel to the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion. The setting for the TV show ‘The Prisoner’, Portmeirion stands on a rugged clifftop overlooking Cardigan Bay. In the afternoon, we head for the Bala Lake Railway. The 2ft narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake and of the nearby mountains. We return by coach.

DAy 2: We travel to the wonderful Aberglasney Gardens, in the beautiful landscape of the Tywi Valley. On our return we visit the pretty village of Saundersfoot before returning to our hotel mid-afternoon.

Half Board Welsh Highland Line

DAy 3: A fabulous day today as we first travel to Blaenau Ffestiniog to board the narrow-gauge railway for a dramatically scenic ride over the mountains to Porthmadog. We then board the Welsh Highland Railway for a journey along its entire 25-mile length, travelling through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and wonderfully dramatic Welsh scenery all the way to Caernarfon, where we transfer to our hotel. DAy 4: We drive to Llanberis in the shadow of Mount Snowdon and join the Llanberis Lake Railway for a ride along the lake shore. This afternoon you can have free time in Caernarfon or take a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway to Clogwyn, a dramatic and beautiful journey, but very weather dependent. (approx £22. Must be requested when booking). DAy 5: Leaving Caernarfon after breakfast, we travel homewards making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

The three-star privately owned Celtic Royal Hotel stands in the centre of Caernarfon, just a short walk from Caernarfon Castle. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a bar, lounges, split level restaurant, WiFi and a lift, although there are a few isolated steps. www.celtic-royal.co.uk 24 April 2020 04 September 2020

G220

£463 £539

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

Coracle Museum Pembroke Castle Aberglasney Gardens National Botanic Garden British Birds of Prey Centre Excursions as Listed

DAy 3: A full day tour west today around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to the historic town of Pembroke. The town’s centrepiece is its magnificent Norman Castle, which is one of the finest and bestpreserved strongholds in the country. This afternoon we continue to the tiny city of St. David’s, dominated by its impressive cathedral. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where we can find over 100,000 plants and also the remarkable British Birds of Prey Centre. Take a walk around the aviaries, enjoy a talk by one of the falconers or watch a flying display (weather dependent). DAy 5: A free morning for you to spend in Tenby. This afternoon we journey across the bluestone Preseli Mountains and along the Teifi Valley to picturesque Cenarth. A charming conservation village with spectacular waterfalls, here we will visit the Coracle Museum set in the grounds of a 17th Century flour mill. DAy 6: We say farewell to Wales and make our way home making suitable comfort stops along the way arriving back in the local area late afternoon.

Park Hotel HHH This welcoming three-star hotel has breathtaking views across the north bay of Tenby. All rooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, two lounges, an outside pool and sun terrace. Dancing is a regular feature at the Park where they try to cater for most tastes. There is WiFi and a lift that serves most rooms. www.parkhoteltenby.com 26 April 2020

G205

£579

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Celtic Royal Hotel HHH

Half Board


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CRuiSE AVignon

10 Days from

gateway to Provence - The Camargue,

The Rhône Valley & The Saône

£1599

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Full Board on MS Mistral

On this tour we delve into the wild Camargue touring by river and by road, and visit some beautiful sights as we travel along these wonderful rivers. Our six-night cruise takes us along the Rhône and the Saône stopping in Arles, Avignon – the city of popes, the medieval city of Viviers, Lyon, Vienne and the dramatic gorge of the Ardeche. DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your door, we travel by coach to Dover and the sea crossing to Calais. We then travel down though France to our overnight hotel in the area of Troyes. DAy 2: After breakfast we drive to the wonderful town of Beaune, where you can see the remarkable paintings which adorn the walls of the famous hospice and the Hotel Dieu. In the afternoon we continue south to Lyon and our second overnight stop. DAy 3: Today we explore Roman France with a visit to Orange and the chance to see the bestpreserved Roman theatre in the country. We then drive to Nîmes for a view of the impressive Pont du Gard aqueduct before continuing to Martigues where we board the MS Mistral and enjoy a presentation and welcome from the crew before dinner.

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DAy 4: We sail early morning and arrive in Port Saint-Louis. By coach we tour** the Camargue and have free time in the delightful village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, before returning onboard at Arles for lunch. In the afternoon free time in Arles or an optional walking tour before we sail toward Avignon late afternoon. DAy 5: Free time in Avignon or an optional guided tour of this impressive town. After lunch on board we cruise through the lock in Bollène and arrive in the beautiful medieval town of Viviers in the evening. Dinner onboard is followed by an optional guided tour on foot.

Drinks Package on Board* Half Board at Hotels Excursions as Listed

DAy 6: Breakfast on board before departing by coach** to the Ardèche Gorge. We head toward Bourg Saint Andéol, across the Plateau des Gras to reach Vallon Pont d’Arc and see the famous rock arch hewn from the valley. We reboard in La Voulte and have lunch on board. In the afternoon there is an optional excursion to Vercors which includes a wine tasting, the Rousset mountain pass, La Chapelle en Vercors and Pont en Royans, famous for its suspension houses. Reboard in Tain l’Hermitage for dinner.

Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. Dinners have a set menu throughout. *Drinks on the cruise during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne, Perrier, wine from the wine list, drinks on excursions, drinks at overnight hotels. **These tours are not guided. Details and prices of optional excursions will be provided before departure.

DAy 7: We arrive in Vienne after breakfast, where there is an optional walking tour, then cruise over lunch time to Lyon. With free time or an optional guided tour of the city. Dinner is on board and we cruise up the Saône, past the illuminated old neighbourhoods of Lyon.

MS Mistral

DAy 8: We cruise through the morning past Beaujolais and Mâconnais vineyards before arriving in Tournus. After a brief stop we cruise north on the Saône through beautiful countryside until we reach Chalon-sur-Saône and enjoy a gala evening on board.

Our CroisiEurope ship has 78 cabins all of which have private facilities with showers, and are equipped with TV, safe, hairdryer and airconditioning. The ship has a delightful panoramic lounge with dance floor and a bar, a comfortable restaurant, a gift shop and a spacious sundeck. There is no lift, and main deck cabins are accessed down stairs. www.croisieurope.co.uk

DAy 9: We disembark and head north to our overnight hotel in the area of Reims. DAy 10: We continue north to reach Calais and our short sea crossing to Dover. From here we head homewards. .

30 April 2020

E261

£1599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £439 Upper Deck £115


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CRuiSE

Dr

tHe seine

7 Days from

£1199

cruising the seine

iNCluSioNS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Once again we join CroisiEurope aboard one of their wonderful ships for a delightful seven-day cruise from Honfleur to Paris. We travel in comfort along the Seine through beautiful Normandy countryside, visit picturesque villages along the way, and arrive in Paris with plenty of time to enjoy the sights. Enjoy full board while on the MS Seine Princess with house wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks included throughout the cruise*. of the region. We arrive in Rouen and enjoy dinner on board.

DAy 1: An early pick up by taxi is required to meet our coach and transfer to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We arrive early afternoon and travel to Honfleur for embarkation late afternoon. Meet your crew at a welcome cocktail party before dinner.

DAy 3: We explore the Abbey Trail by coach – Jumièges to see the ruin of one of the most beautiful abbeys in France, and the Church of St Peter, a wonderful example of 10th Century Norman architecture. After lunch on board we cruise through a landscape of steep cliffs, at the foot of which are charming little villages typical

DAy 5: Today you might like to relax on board or join an optional excursion to Versailles, either to stroll through the palace or for a bike tour through the gardens. Back on board, we continue our cruise, passing the futuristic La Défense District which will impress with its concrete and glass architecture. We have dinner on board and continue into the beautifully illuminated capital.

Drinks Package on Board* Excursions as Listed

Please Note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. *All drinks during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne and wines from the wine list, drinks on excursions. Details and prices of the optional tours shown in the itinerary will be sent to you closer to the date of departure.

MS Seine Princess Our ship is a member of the wonderful CroisiEurope fleet. The 67 cabins all have private facilities with showers, and are equipped with TV, safe, hairdryer and airconditioning. There is a delightful panoramic lounge with a dance floor and bar, comfortable restaurant, gift shop and a sundeck. There is no lift, and main deck cabins are accessed down stairs. www.croisieurope.co.uk

DAy 6: This morning enjoy an included coach tour of Paris taking in the Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. After lunch the afternoon is free to explore this remarkable city. We return for our final evening’s dinner on board. DAy 7: We disembark after breakfast and make our way to Calais for the short sea crossing to Dover. We return to the local area and our taxis in the evening. 08 July 2020

E247

£1199

Twin/Double for Sole Use £330 Upper Deck £120

For Insurance Details See Page 55

DAy 2: This morning we travel by coach to Trouville, where you can explore the pretty harbourside. Lunch is taken on board and the afternoon is free to explore the picturesque fishing town of Honfleur. Stroll along the narrow streets lined with quaint houses, sip coffee in the many cafés, or visit the Church of St Catherine, the largest wooden church in France. Alternatively there are optional excursions to Côte Fleurie and a Calvados Distillery. Return on board for dinner and an evening sailing.

DAy 4: Free time to explore this former capital of Normandy. Visit the cathedral, the historic quarters and the Place du Vieux Marché where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. You can enjoy an optional guided walking tour. Return on board for lunch and spend the afternoon cruising through broad limestone cliffs toward Poissy. This evening we have the Gala Dinner on board.

Full Board on MS Seine Princess


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BeRgen

springtime scenery of the Fjordland

8 Nights from

£1099

iNCluSioNS Door to Door Service

Date Arrive Depart Destination Relax on this journey of May 2020 discovery as you pass by Fri 08 pm Southampton awe-inspiring sights Sat 09 Cruising galore, including the Sun 10 early pm late night Stavanger dramatic peaks of the Mon 11 early am early pm Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord Nordfjord and Hornelen Mon 11 early pm late night Cruising Hardangerfjord – Europe’s highest sea Tue 12 early am late pm Olden, Nordfjord* cliff – at sunset. From Tue 12 late pm late night Cruising Nordfjord & Innvikfjord Olden you can marvel at Tue 12 late night late night Cruising by Hornelen the Briksdal Glacier or Wed 13 early am late pm Bergen take in the scenic views early am late am Cruising Lysefjord from the top of the Loen Thu 14 Fri 15 Cruising Skylift. Meanwhile, the Sat 16 am Southampton likes of Bergen’s colourful Bryggen Wharf and Stavanger’s Old Town provide opportunities for rewarding exploration, while a diversion down the Lysefjord, flanked by the steep, rocky cliff faces, will round off your journey in style. Smaller-scaled Braemar will bring you closer to it all. Please note: Terms & Conditions apply. *Anchor Port **Dependent on numbers.

8 Nights Braemar Full Board Afternoon Tea Late Night Buffet Varied Daytime Activities Lectures & Talks Live Evening Entertainment Spectacular Views! Escorted**

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BRAEMAR 08 May 2020 | 8 nights Cabin Type

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Inside Twin

£1,099pp £1,399pp £1,629pp £1,899pp

Ocean View Twin Superior Twin Inside Single


TRAVEl iNSuRANCE Travel Insurance Premiums Per Person (Includes IPT) (Subject to change) LENGTH OF TRIP

UK COACH Inc. ISLE OF MAN

EUROPE COACH inc. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

2 DAYS 3 DAYS 4 DAYS 5 DAYS 6 DAYS 7 DAYS 8 DAYS 9 DAYS 10 DAYS 11 DAYS

£12.00 £17.00 £22.00 £27.00 £30.00 £35.00 £40.00 £43.00 £45.00 £47.00

£37.00 £48.00 £50.00 £53.00 £55.00 £57.00 £59.00 £85.00

CHANNEL ISLANDS

ISLES OF SCILLY

£65.00 £69.00 £70.00

£48.00

Summary of Cover HoliDAy TRAVEl iNSuRANCE Woods Travel Ltd/Woods Holidays Ltd Travel Insurance is available for all passengers travelling on our holidays which is arranged by Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited, underwritten by AWP P&C SA and is administered in the UK by Allianz Global Assistance. Allianz Global Assistance is a trading name of AWP Assistance UK Ltd. AWP P&C SA is duly authorised in France and the United Kingdom and subject to limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. AWP Assistance UK Ltd and Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts. You can check these details online using the Financial Services Register (accessible from https://register.fca.org.uk) or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority Consumer Helpline on 0800 1116768. Should you wish to take out this travel insurance please include the appropriate premium when booking your holiday. DEMANDS AND NEEDS This insurance policy will suit the demands and needs of an individual or group (where applicable) who have no excluded medical condition(s), are travelling in countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against unforeseen circumstances/events detailed in the cover section below. Subject to the terms, conditions and maximum specified sums insured. iMPoRTANT We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs but will be happy to provide you with factual information. We summarise below the details of the insurance cover provided which also includes 24-hour emergency service from Allianz Global Assistance. The following is a brief summary of the cover available. Full details of cover and exclusions will be forwarded with your confirmation of booking. In any event you may ask for a specimen copy of the policy wording before booking should you wish to examine this in advance.

PLEASE SEE THE POLICY WORDING FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE COVER, LIMITATIONS AND EXCESSES, A SPECIMEN COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Personal Accident

SuM iNSuRED Up to £1,500

EXCESS Holidays of 1 days duration Nil Excess. Holidays 2 days duration and over £100/£25 in respect of Loss of Deposit claims

Up to £10,000 Death and corresponding Benefits limited to £5,000 in respect of persons aged 66 and over at time of travel

NIL

Medical Expenses including Repatriation (only applicable to travel outside of the UK)

Up to £1,000,000

£100

UK Additional Travelling Expenses

Up to £1,500

£100

Medical Confinement Benefit

£10 per 24 hours up to £100 UK

NIL

At the time of taking out this insurance: 1. You are not aware of any reason why the journey could be cancelled or cut short. 2. You are not travelling: a) Against the advice of a medical practitioner b) For the purpose of obtaining medical treatment c) If you have been given a terminal prognosis. 3. You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for any bodily injury, illness or disease as a hospital day case or in-patient. 4. If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled. 5. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder, it must be investigated and diagnosed as such by either: a) a registered mental health professional if you are under the care of a Community Mental Health Team; or b) a consultant specialising in the relevant field, who has confirmed in writing (at your cost) that you are fit enough to take this journey. Applying to travel in Europe 6. If you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the date the final balance of the journey is due to be paid, you must obtain a certificate of fitness at your own cost, confirming you are fit to undertake the entire journey.

SiGNiFiCANT EXCluSioNS RESiDENCy If you or anyone else named on this policy has not been a resident in the UK for more than 12 months, or if studying or working in the UK for more than 6 months, before the policy was issued, this policy cannot cover you. In addition to the above the policy also contains the following main exclusions: • Any existing medical conditions unless they have been declared to (where appropriate) and accepted by the insurer. • Your participation in any organised sports or dangerous activities unless they have been declared to and accepted by the Insurer. • Suicide, self injury or deliberately putting yourself at risk (unless you are trying to save another person’s life). • Travel against the advice of the carrier, any other public transport provider, the Foreign Office or the World Health Organisation. • Any manual work or hazardous occupation undertaken during the insured trip. • The bankruptcy / liquidation of the tour operator, travel agent or transportation company with whom you have booked your trip. Examples of these and other conditions and restrictions and what to do if you are unsure about any aspect of an exclusion are contained within your policy information. Full details are contained within your policy information. How to make a claim All claims should be made direct to Allianz Global Assistance.

£15 per 24 hours up to £450 Channel Islands & Europe Up to £1,500

£100

Personal Property Including Money

Up to £1,500 in all. Single Article Limit £200/Valuables £200 Personal Money Up to £200 Delayed Baggage (after 12 hours) Up to £100

Personal Property & Money £35

Up to £200 Up to £100 UK & £300 Europe Travel Delay up to £60 Cancellation (holiday abandonment) up to £1,500

NIL NIL Travel Delay Excess = 12 hours

Delayed Baggage – Excess 12 hours

Holiday abandonment excess as per Cancellation

Personal Liability

Up to £1,000,000

NIL

Legal Expenses

Up to £25,000

NIL

Please visit the website www.azgatravelclaims.com. This will lead you to our online claims notification service where claim forms can be obtained immediately via email or by downloading directly from the site. Alternatively, please phone and ask for a claim form or write to: Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance Claims Department, PO Box 451, Feltham TW13 9EE, telephone 0208 603 9958 or email travel.claims@allianz-assistance.co.uk Protecting your information We will only use your personal details in line with our Privacy Notice. This can be found on our website or is available in hard copy format upon request and you should read this carefully and contact us immediately if you have any queries. Your personal information includes all of the details you have given us to process your insurance policy (we will not ask for more information than is necessary). We may share your data with Third Parties for the provision and ongoing performance of your insurance policy. Your data may be transferred outside the UK. All of the personal information you supply to us will be handled strictly in accordance with the applicable Data Protection regulations and legislation. Woods Travel Ltd/Woods Holidays Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited who are authorised and regulated by the FCA (their registration number is 311394) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts. You can check these details online using the Financial Services Register (accessible from www.fca.org.uk) or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

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Loss of Passport Missed Departure Travel Delay

You are not required to declare your medical conditions. However, to be covered for any medical conditions you have or have had, you must be able to answer YES to all of the questions 1 to 5 below and if you are travelling to Europe, you must also be able to answer YES to question 6.

If you answer NO to any of the questions 1 to 6 the medical condition(s) that caused you to answer NO will not be covered.

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CoVER Cancellation

HEAlTH DEClARATioN AND HEAlTH EXCluSioNS You must be able to comply with the following conditions to have the full protection of your policy. If you do not comply we may refuse to deal with any relevant claim or reduce the amount of any relevant claim payment.


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