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Door to Door UK & Continental Coach & Air Holidays

2020


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welcome!

experience & expertise

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new 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 that 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 destinations, but small enough to care about the holiday experience of each individual valued customer.

We 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 2019 we have continued to update our fleet with the acquisition of another beautiful Irizar touring coach, 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 2020, and look forward to welcoming you on one of our many tours in the future.

Booking with woods

woods Fundraising for st wilfrid’s Hospice

• Phone or visit our office in Aldwick (or visit your local

We would like to thank all of our customers, colleagues, family and friends who have helped us to reach our fundraising goal for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester in 2019.

• Provisional bookings are held without obligation for 7 days • In order to confirm your booking, a £100 deposit per

Over the year, through special raffles on board our coaches, a Quiz Night hosted at Bognor Regis Football Club, and the sponsorship raised from the Bognor Regis 10K Run and the Chichester Moonlight Walk, we have raised £10,128 for this very worthy cause. We could not have done it without all your help and support.

travel agency) to talk about your chosen holiday

person is needed for all coach holidays, £150 per person for holidays which include a flight, and river cruises

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

• The final balance for your holiday is payable 8 weeks

before the date of departure. The payment date and amount is printed on your confirmation. Please note that reminders are not sent

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

available on our 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!


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TOUR MAP

Plot Your Perfect coach Holiday (W) Warner Tours (TT) Treasures in Trust (GW) Gentle Walking No Single Supplement

Lewis & Highlands (66)

England Channel Islands Wales Scotland Ireland

Inner Hebrides (67)

Cairngorms (65)

Europe

Atholl Palace (64) Enchanted Forest (62)

Edinburgh Tattoo (61)

Heart of Scotland (63)

Northumbria (51) County Durham (50) North Yorkshire (47)

Lake District (48, 49)

Scarborough (21)

Liverpool (42)

York (46)

Blackpool (44)

W Bodelwyddan (12) Llandudno (60)

Connemara & Mayo (69)

TT Yorkshire, Gilbert & Sullivan (15, 21)

Skipton (47)

Isle of Man (52)

Joe Loss (46) West Yorkshire (45) Beverley (45)

Manchester (43)

W Northern Explorer (13)

TT Cheshire (14) TT North Wales (15) Great Little Trains (58)

GW Peak District (17)

Lincolnshire (44)

Derbyshire (20)

Snowdonia (22) Llangollen (59) Wales Grand Tour (56)

Hunstanton (36) Sandringham (19)

Shropshire (20, 40)

Norfolk (35)

Kenilworth (19)

Llandrindod Wells (58) Ludlow (41)

GW Suffolk (16, 34, 35)

Malvern (38, 39)

Killarney & Ring of Kerry (68)

Carmarthen (22) Tenby (57)

W Wye Valley (10)

GW Cotswolds (9, 16, 37, 38) Bristol (37) Bletchley Park (33)

Cardiff (57)

Dorset Steam (36) North Devon (28)

W Littlecote (12) W Somerset (11, 28) TT West Country (14) Isle of Wight (10, 31)

St Agnes (24) Isles of Scilly (23)

Looe (25) Falmouth (23)

Bournemouth (30) Weymouth (30) Sidmouth (29) Dartmoor (26) Torquay (26, 27) Plymouth (25)

Jersey (53) Guernsey (54)

Channel Islands (55)

Suffolk & Essex (9) London (32) Kent (18, 32)

Eastbourne (31)


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08 May 2020   16 May 2020  01 June 2020  27 August 2020  29 September 2020 

TOUR MAP

cruising with Fred.olsen Scenic Scenery of Fjordland Norway                   8 Nights           Page 84 Into The Heart of Spain & Bordeaux                   8 Nights           Page 85 Capital Cities of The Baltic                   13 Nights        Page 85 Delights of Devon and Cornwall                   5 Nights           Page 86 American Waterways in The Fall with New York 34 Nights        Page 86

Dutch Bulbfields (74) Tulip Cruise (73) Bruges (75) Andre Rieu Cologne (78)

Cruising the Seine (72)

Valkenburg (76) Monschau (76) Rhine Cruise (77) Luxembourg (75)

Chateaux of The Loire (70)

Paris Afloat (73)

Swiss & Italian Lakes (80) Basque Country (83)

Austrian Spring (78) Austrian Tyrol (79) Lake Garda (81)

Italian Riviera (82)

Costa Brava (82)

Provence Cruise (71)

The number in brackets following the destination refers to the page number  where this tour can be found in the brochure.


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Holiday Diary 2019 / 20

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This diary shows all available holidays from November 2019 to October 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 Nov 06 Nov 08 Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 20 Nov 22 Nov 24 Nov 24 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 01 Dec

Bridgwater Carnival  Warner's Studley Castle  Longleat Festival of Light Festive Chatsworth & Nottingham Market  Warner's Festive Party Break  Thursford Spectacular  Festive Cheer in Sidmouth   Cornish Mistletoe & Wine  Thursford Spectacular  Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular Thursford Spectacular  Bath, Bristol & Winchester  Christmas Markets Warner's Wessex Tinsel & Turkey  Rüdesheim, Frankfurt  & Wiesbaden Christmas Markets Swiss Christmas & The Golden Express Cotswolds Christmas Wight Christmas  Bournemouth Christmas Lincolnshire Christmas Shropshire Christmas  Norton Park Christmas Chesford Grange Christmas  Orton Hall Christmas  South Coast Christmas  New Year at The Heights

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

Date

Tours 2020

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 23 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 01 Apr 03 Apr 09 Apr 09 Apr 10 Apr 10 Apr 16 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr

Snowdonia All Inclusive  Snowdrops & Steam - Newcomers 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 Isles of Scilly  Scarborough & York  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 

Days Page 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 4

Tours 2020

19 Apr 20 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 26 Apr 30 Apr

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 Weekend at The Tynedale Falmouth Mystery Tour  Cheshire Bluebells & Arley Antiques Springtime Scenery of  The Fjordland Cruise  The Feathers at Ludlow Historic North East Dartmoor Delights  André Rieu in Cologne  Spain & Bordeaux Cruise  Atholl Palace & Historic Scotland Treasures in Trust: Yorkshire  Bournemouth The Isle of Man  Costa Brava & The Little Yellow  Train of The Pyrenees Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire Gentle Walking: The Peak District Channel Island Explorer Isle of Wight Wales Grand Tour  North Yorkshire Coast & Country Capital Cities of The Baltic Cruise Treasures in Trust: North Wales Shropshire Parks & Gardens Killarney & The Ring of Kerry  Hunstanton & North Norfolk  Glorious North Devon Eastbourne, Bubbly & The Bluebell Line Lewis & The Scottish Highlands Gardens of Suffolk & Essex - Newcomers The Lake District  Discovering Yorkshire  Delightful Derbyshire  Torquay  Swiss & Italian Lakes  Sidmouth & South Devon Cotswold Animal Magic  Lakes, Dales & The Mountain Goat Warner's Somerset Looe, Tintagel & Cornish Coast  Gentle Walking: Suffolk  Jersey Cardiff & The Royal Mint  Treasures in Trust: Cheshire Cruising the Seine Sandringham & East Anglia  Heart of Scotland

01 May 01 May 03 May 06 May 08 May

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10 May 10 May 11 May 14 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 18 May 21 May 23 May

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Days Page 5 4 5 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 5 4 8 5n  5 5 3 5 7n  4 5 5 4 6 4 5 5 8

Date

22 9 12 76 40 12 53 27 73 34 18 46 78 23 21 42 32 75 54 74 29 38 33 24 37 48 73 82

24 May 25 May 25 May 26 May 28 May 31 May 01 Jun 01 Jun 01 Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 07 Jun 08 Jun 09 Jun 14 Jun 14 Jun 18 Jun 18 Jun 21 Jun 23 Jun 24 Jun 25 Jun 25 Jun 29 Jun 01 Jul 01 Jul 05 Jul 05 Jul 06 Jul 08 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul

Winter 2019 Brochure                No Single Supplement   Summer 2020 Brochure             Air tour           Ocean Cruise

proud to support

Days Page 6 5 5 4 5 6

35 44 43 74 58 57

10 4 6 3 5

71 60 23 53 41

8n 5 6 5 4 8n 8 5 5 7

84 41 50 26 78 85  64 15 30 52

9 5 5 7 6 8 5 13n 5 5 7 5 5 5 10 5 6 5 5 5 8 5 5 5 5 6 4 7n 5 6 7 5 8

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Holiday Diary 2019 / 20 Date

Tours 2020

16 Jul 19 Jul 19 Jul 20 Jul 26 Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 02 Aug 02 Aug 06 Aug 10 Aug 10 Aug 14 Aug 14 Aug 16 Aug 16 Aug 20 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 02 Sep 03 Sep 04 Sep 06 Sep 07 Sep 08 Sep 10 Sep 11 Sep

Treasures in Trust: The West Country  Malvern & Morgan Motors Chateaux & Gardens of The Loire Warner's Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Delightful Dales - Settle to Carlisle Northumbria's Hidden Gems  Kings & Commoners  West Yorkshire & The Peaks  Heartland of Wales County Durham & Kynren South Devon Coast Gilbert & Sullivan in Yorkshire  Cornish Delights Warner's Northern Explorer Vintage Shropshire Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders Rail, Sail & Automobile  Castles & Gardens of Kent  Great Dorset Steam Fair, Bath & Wells  Suffolk Villages  Delights of Devon & Cornwall Cruise Beverley, Lincoln & York  Gentle Walking: Austrian Tyrol Romantic Journeys of The North Gentle Walking: The Cotswolds  Great Little Trains of Wales  Mystery Tour RHS Bridgewater & The Ship Canal Inner Hebrides: Iona, Mull & Skye  Falmouth  Beautiful Bruges & Ypres 

GROUP BOOKINGS If a group of your friends or family wish to have a bespoke holiday or day out, our private groups 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

Days Page 5 5 7 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 7 8 4 6 5 5 5 5 5n 5 7 6 4 5 3 5 8 6 4

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Date

Tours 2020

12 Sep 13 Sep 13 Sep 15 Sep 20 Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 26 Sep 27 Sep 27 Sep 28 Sep 29 Sep 30 Sep 02 Oct 03 Oct 04 Oct 08 Oct 09 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 25 Oct 29 Oct

Classical Rhine River Cruise  Connemara, Galway & Magical Mayo The Lake District The Isle of Man  Oberammergau & The Austrian Tyrol Sidmouth & South Devon Wildlife in The Cairngorms Magnificent Lake Garda & Venice Highlights of The Basque Country Herefordshire Harvest  Discovering Lincolnshire American Waterways in The Fall Cruise  Isles of Scilly  Warner's Weekend  Guernsey Norfolk Paddle & Steam  Autumn Tints of Wales  Blackpool Illuminations  Medieval Monschau  Plymouth & The Smugglers’ Coast Bournemouth  Somerset Steam & Cruise Suffolk Autumn Gold  Torquay   Warner's Isle of Wight Weymouth & Dorset Llandudno Holly Surprise Liverpool, Lancashire & The Wirral  The Enchanted Forest  Secrets of The Shires

7 Days Page 9 7 6 7 10 5 7 9 10 5 5 34n 5n 4 6n 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 7 5

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 - 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday - 8.30am to 4pm

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Warner Leisure Hotels Warner’s are renowned for the high quality of their properties, the beautiful locations, excellent evening entertainment, fine leisure facilities and the wealth of activities available at their adult only hotels. Join us on one of the following tours to discover all this for yourself.

2019 06 Nov

studley castle (ring for details)

18 Nov

Holme lacy*

02 Dec

littlecote House*

NEW

2020 24 Feb

littlecote House

02 Mar

Bodelwyddan castle page 12

29 Jun

cricket st thomas

page 11

20 Jul

Holme lacy

page 10

14 Aug

nidd Hall & thoresby Hall

page 13

02 Oct

cricket st thomas

page 11

19 Oct

Bembridge coast

page 10

page 12

Please note: Warner properties are usually spread over a large area, so some walking may be required between bedroom and restaurant / leisure facilities. Upgrades to Signature Rooms may be available with an extra charge. Number of single or sole use rooms at published supplement are very limited. Tea/Coffee after dinner is not included. *Details of these tours appear in our Christmas 2019/2020 Brochure – please call 01243 871666 for your copy.

Treasures in Trust  These tours are specially designed for National Trust members to explore some of the wonderful houses and gardens throughout the UK. Non-members are also welcome of course! 18 May Yorkshire

page 15

01 Jun north wales

page 15

06 Jul cheshire

page 14

16 Jul west country

page 14

Please note: National Trust members must bring a valid membership card with them on the tour to qualify for the discounted price. The discount cannot be given retrospectively.

Gentle Walking Book Now 01243 868080

Following many requests for more escorted walking on our tours, we are happy to offer you a choice of four wonderful holidays which visit remarkable places and include strolls through the countryside with a knowledgeable guide. 25 May

the Peak district

page 17

01 Jul

suffolk

page 16

29 Aug

Austrian tyrol

page 17

03 Sep

the cotswolds

page 16

Please note: These tours are not suited to those with limited mobility. Excursions are subject to weather conditions and walks may be altered due to conditions on the day. A good pair of walking shoes is essential, and wet weather clothes are suggested.


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A warm welcome to newcomers

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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

As a special treat to anyone who has not travelled with woods within the last two years, we are offering two wonderful tours at a reduced price.

NEWCOMERS PRICE

£439

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NEWCOMERS PRICE

£284

steAM MuseuM

4 Days from

£334

snowdrops & steam

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A wonderful way to start the year with a tour of some of the finest snowdrop collections in the country. Visit Batsford, Welford and Colesbourne Park, visit the STEAM Museum, see some beautiful villages of the Cotswolds and enjoy a 50% bar at our hotel!

BetH cHAtto gARden

5 Days from

Half Board Welcome Drink Glass of Wine with Dinner Nights 2 & 3 50% Bar* Welford Park Colesbourne Park Batsford Arboretum STEAM Museum Lunch on Day 4

DAy 1: After pick up by taxi, we make Excursions as Listed our way to Welford Park in Berkshire, where a magnificent snowdrop display awaits us. We continue to our hotel and there will be a welcome drink before dinner so that you have a chance to meet your fellow guests.

£499

gardens of suffolk & essex

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Explore the famous gardens of Audley End, Beth Chatto and RHS Hyde Hall, all from the stylish base of the Five Lakes Hotel.

Audley End RHS Hyde Hall Gardens Hyde Hall Guided Tour Beth Chatto Garden Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We travel via the Dartford Crossing and arrive at our hotel north of Maldon with time to relax before our evening meal.

DAy 2: We have time in Cirencester before making our way to Colesbourne Park. This private garden boasts over 350 snowdrop species as well as hellebores, cyclamen and other winter flowering shrubs.

DAy 2: Our morning is spent in the historic town of Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. In the afternoon we visit Beth Chatto Gardens, beginning with a short introductory talk.

DAy 3: We make our way via Chipping Norton to Batsford Arboretum, home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country, a beautiful visitor centre, gift shop and café. We return to our hotel via some pretty Cotswold villages.

DAy 3: This morning we travel to Saffron Walden, packed with historic buildings, interesting shops and pleasant cafés. On to Audley End House and Gardens, an opulent Jacobean mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, organic kitchen gardens and parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

DAy 4: Departing our hotel, we visit Swindon and STEAM. 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. We have an included two-course lunch before travelling back to the local area and our taxis.

DAy 4: Today we visit the delightful town of Maldon, on the Blackwater Estuary, before our afternoon visit to RHS Hyde Hall. Here enjoy a guided tour of the eclectic mix of traditional and modern with a fine dry garden, rose garden and glorious herbaceous borders.

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

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£334

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way home, arriving in the local area to meet our taxis late afternoon.

Five Lakes Resort HHHH A four-star countryside hotel, the Five Lakes offers scenic views, a pleasant bar, lounge and places to relax. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift. www.fivelakes.co.uk 14 June 2020

G2036

£499

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Please note: 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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HolMe lAcY

5 Days from

£585

warner’s

BeMBRidge coAst Hotel

5 Days from

warner’s Isle of Wight 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.

£485

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Entertainment & Activity Programme Osborne House Rosemary Vineyard Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

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Holme Lacy is the perfect Programme location from which to explore Dean Forest Railway & the idyllic Wye Valley and the Cream Tea mysterious Forest of Dean. We River Cruise cruise on the river, take a train Excursions as Listed journey through the ancient Please see notes on page 8 forest, visit Tintern, Monmouth, Ledbury and Hereford. All this combined with the excellent facilities, activities and entertainment of Warner’s ‘Adults Only’ hotels.

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 1: We pick you up from your door by taxi, 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.

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 2: This morning is spent in the historic walled city of Hereford, where you can stroll through the streets, shop or visit the cathedral – home to the famous Mappa Mundi and the world’s largest chained library. The afternoon is free in Hereford or at Holme Lacy.

DAy 3: A morning visit to Osborne House and Gardens. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon.

DAy 3: We travel to Symonds Yat and take a 45-minute cruise on the River Wye. After some time for lunch in Monmouth, we delve into the Forest of Dean between the Rivers Wye and Severn. We board the Dean Forest Railway for a 9-mile round trip by steam or heritage diesel through the medieval forest while enjoying a cream tea!

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.

DAy 4: A visit to Ledbury where you will have free time to explore one of the finest black and white towns in the country, with cobbled streets and picturesque half-timbered houses. The afternoon is free at Holme Lacy. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel back with a stop in Cheltenham for lunch and arrive in the local area late afternoon.

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Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel HHH

Warner’s Holme Lacy HHHH

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

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

19 October 2020

G2006

£485

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

20 July 2020

G2004

£585

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £160


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HesteRcoMBe gARdens

5 Days from

£569

warner’s Somerset

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Cricket St Thomas offers the wonderful mix of excellent accommodation, daily activities and nightly entertainment that you have come to expect from a Warner’s hotel, and from this excellent base we explore the beautiful county of Somerset.

Half Board Entertainment & Activity Programme Hestercombe Gardens Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

DAy 1: After our morning taxi pick up, we make our way to Dorchester with some free time to get refreshments. We continue to Chard and our hotel. DAy 2: We have a morning visit to Hestercombe Gardens, where you can find a Georgian landscape garden, a Victorian terrace and stunning Edwardian gardens designed by Lutyens and Jekyll. There is also a contemporary art gallery, visitor centre, gift shop and traditional tearoom. We return to Chard early afternoon. DAy 3: Staying in Somerset, we travel via Glastonbury to the historic city of Wells, with its lovely cathedral, for free time for sightseeing and lunch. In the afternoon we continue through gorgeous countryside for a drive through Cheddar Gorge. DAy 4: Today is free to enjoy the many activities and facilities at your hotel. Alternatively, you could join your driver on a morning excursion to Sidmouth.

4 Days from

warner’s weekend

£429

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Cricket St Thomas offers the Entertainment & Activity wonderful mix of excellent Programme accommodation, daily activities Seaton Tramway and nightly entertainment that Excursions as Listed you have come to expect from a Please see notes on page 8 Warner’s hotel, and from this excellent base we visit Dorchester, Wells, Sidmouth and Seaton for a ride on the famous tramway. DAy 1: After our morning taxi pick up, we make our way to Dorchester with some free time to get refreshments. We continue to Chard and our hotel, to settle in, enjoy dinner and our first night of fantastic entertainment. DAy 2: Today we drive down to the coast to Seaton and board the famous Seaton Tramway for a three-mile journey by narrow gauge tram through the glorious Axe Valley, through two nature reserves, to Colyton. After some free time to get some refreshments, we continue to Sidmouth, for free time in this beautiful Regency town. DAy 3: A free day to enjoy the many facilities at your hotel. Alternatively join your driver for an excursion via Glastonbury to the historic city of Wells and its lovely cathedral, with free time for sightseeing and lunch, returning to the hotel mid-afternoon. DAy 4: Leaving Chard, we travel to Salisbury for shopping and time for lunch. We then make our way along the coast, to our taxis and home.

Warner’s Cricket St Thomas HHHH The Regency style elegant mansion of Cricket St Thomas is set within glorious landscaped gardens, and was the original setting for the series ‘To the Manor Born’. Bedrooms, located in the Walled Garden or the Courtyard, are spacious and comfortable with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. Facilities include WiFi, tennis, croquet, boules, air rifle shooting, indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam rooms. There is a lift, but some walking required on site. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

29 June 2020

G2003

£569

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £160

02 October 2020

G2009

£429

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £90

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DAy 5: Leaving Chard, we travel to Bournemouth for shopping and time for lunch. We then make our way along the coast, to our taxis and home.

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littlecote House

5 Days from

warner’s littlecote House

£382

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board STEAM Museum

Visit the wonderful adult-only Excursions as Listed Warner’s venue of Littlecote Please see notes on page 8 House for a relaxing winter 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. DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your door, we travel up to our hotel near Hungerford arriving mid-afternoon. After dinner, there’s an evening show. 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 3: Today we travel to Oxford, where you might like to visit one of the many free museums, or indulge in some shopping. 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. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we make a stop in Winchester, before travelling to meet our taxis, arriving in the local area early evening.

Warner’s Littlecote House HHHH

Book Now 01243 868080

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

24 February 2020

SUPPLEMENT

G272

£382

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

BodelwYddAn cAstle

5 Days from

warner’s Bodelwyddan castle

£405

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

A Victorian folly that looks like a Please see notes on page 8 medieval fortress, Bodelwyddan 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 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. 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 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.

Warner’s 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 Twin/Double for Sole Use £80


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cHAtswoRtH House

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8 Days from

£949

warner’s northern explorer

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Join us on this new tour combining two of Warner’s best loved properties. Explore beautiful Yorkshire towns, visit great houses and gardens, and enjoy the wonderful activities and entertainment for which Warner are so well-known.

Door to Door Service

DAy 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in the beautiful town of Stamford en route. We arrive in Yorkshire and our hotel in time for dinner.

Chatsworth House

DAy 2: We spend the morning in Harrogate, famous for its spa, fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture and its excellent shopping. Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum, take a stroll around the beautiful Valley Gardens, or take tea at Betty’s Tearooms down in the Montpellier Quarter. The afternoon is spent at RHS Harlow Carr, one of Yorkshire’s most relaxing and innovative gardens. DAy 3: A free day to enjoy the activities and facilities of Nidd Hall. DAy 4: Leaving Nidd Hall after breakfast, we travel across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, past Blubberhouses and on to the pretty town of Skipton with free time to explore and get some lunch. Early afternoon we make our way southward to our second Warner hotel.

RHS Harlow Carr Crich Tramway Village National Memorial Arboretum Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

Warner’s Nidd Hall HHHH

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DAy 6: Our day is spent in the Peak District National Park at Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Visit the house with many wonderful works of art, the chapel, the farm and the gardens with miles of walks, rare trees, temples, sculptures, fountains, streams and ponds. DAy 7: This morning we travel back in time at Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum. You can enjoy unlimited rides on the world-renowned trams through the lovingly restored period village. There is also a chance to explore the Woodland Walk, Sculpture Trail and visit the Red Lion Pub or tearooms. The afternoon is free to enjoy Thoresby. DAy 8: We make our way south, with a stop to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. We then continue toward the local area making a suitable refreshment stop along the way.

nidd HAll

Entertainment & Activity Programme

14 August 2020

Set in 45 acres of verdant parkland, sculpted gardens and stepped terraces, the hotel has at its heart a magnificent Grade II listed mansion built in the 1820s. Leisure facilities include a 20m indoor swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and fitness studio. There is also tennis, a putting green, outdoor bowls, and more activities than can be listed here! There is live nightly entertainment in the Pavilion Cabaret Room. Bedrooms, situated in the new wing, have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

Warner’s Thoresby Hall HHHH The majestic Thoresby Hall Hotel and Spa is a Grade I listed mansion in 30 acres of beautifully landscaped Victorian gardens on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, croquet, putting green, bowls and much more! There is a café, two bars, a library, a gift shop and you can enjoy entertainment every evening and a full programme of activities during the day. Our bedrooms are in the new wing and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk G2005

£949

Single Supplement £Nil  Twin/Double for Sole Use £280

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAy 5: A free day to enjoy Thoresby Hall. Alternatively, you could join your driver on a morning excursion to nearby Ripon, which has a wonderful cathedral, many museums, cafés and the Spa Gardens.

Half Board


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BARRington couRt

5 Days from

£484

treasures in trust: The West Country

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Knightshayes Killerton

Arlington Court National Trust Members’ Tour: Barrington Court Our tour to the glorious West Excursions as Listed Country incorporates four *Please see notes on page 8 wonderful National Trust properties, as well as showing us the dramatic beauty of Exmoor National Park. DAy 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels west with suitable refreshment stops, before continuing to your hotel in mid Devon.

dunHAM MAsseY

6 Days from

£604

treasures in trust: Cheshire

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Dunham Massey

National Trust Members’ Tour: With a Jacobean mansion as our base, we explore four beautiful properties spanning the centuries and offering glimpses into times long past.

Little Morton Hall Biddulph Grange Gardens Tatton Park Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 8

DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way north into Cheshire, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

DAy 2: Today we visit two wonderful properties. We begin with Knightshayes (NT), a Gothic Revival house with opulent designs, complemented by a garden which is a masterpiece of architectural planting. Our afternoon visit is to Killerton (NT), a welcoming Georgian house set in a huge estate of working farmland, wooded parkland, cottages and orchards.

DAy 2: A day filled with history and horticulture! We begin at Biddulph Grange (NT) to explore the Grade 1 listed garden. One of Britain's most exciting and unusual gardens, it was designed by James Bateman with a series of connected compartments including a Chinese garden, Italian garden & Scottish glen. In the afternoon we visit Little Moreton Hall (NT), an iconic Tudor manor house, with moat and manicured knot garden.

DAy 3: An excursion into North Devon and Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (NT). The starkly classical exterior of the house hides a hugely varied collection amassed by 11 generations of the Chichester family. The stable block houses the wonderful display of carriages and the gardens have been restored to their Victorian glory. After a short stop in Lynmouth, we return across Exmoor National Park.

DAy 3: After a leisurely start we head north to Dunham Massey (NT). Set in a magnificent deer park, this Georgian mansion has fine collections of furniture, paintings and silver dating back to 1732. The estate also boasts one of the best year-round gardens in the UK.

DAy 4: Our visit is to Barrington Court (NT), a 16th Century house rescued from dereliction in the 1920s by Colonel Lyle, of Tate & Lyle fame. The house is unfurnished, but contains beautiful panelling, fireplaces and staircases. The Walled White Garden, Rose and Iris Garden and Lily Garden have playing fountains, vibrant colours and intoxicating scents. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon for free time to explore Tiverton.

DAy 4: A day in Chester. Visit the half-timbered galleried shops in The Rows, walk the red sandstone city walls, visit the cathedral or just relax in one of the many teashops. DAy 5: We visit Tatton Park (NT), a grand country estate set in 1000 acres of historic deer park. The neo-classical mansion contains an impressive collection of fine art, books and furnishings. You can also explore the award-winning gardens and the estate’s own farm.

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DAy 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel east and have a stop in Salisbury. We continue to the local area arriving late afternoon.

DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we have a stop at the National Memorial Arboretum before continuing our journey home.

The Tiverton Hotel HHH

Crewe Hall HHHH

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 16 July 2020

G2027

NT Member

£484*

Non Member

£529

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

Our 17th Century four-star hotel is set in extensive grounds with historic Jacobean and modern architecture. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and a spa with six treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.crewehallcheshire.co.uk 06 July 2020

G2044

NT Member

£604*

Non Member

£649

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125


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NEW studleY wAteR gARdens

5 Days from

£495

treasures in trust: Yorkshire

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

National Trust Members’ Tour: Yorkshire holds many treasures – pretty towns, stunning landscapes and some remarkable houses and gardens. We have included three properties for you to explore. We have lots of single rooms available!

Fountains Abbey Studley Royal Water Gardens East Riddlesden Hall Treasurer’s House Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 8

DAy 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in the beautiful town of Stamford en route. We arrive in Harrogate late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: This morning we visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (NT). This World Heritage Site with more than 800 years of history, includes the ruins of the once wealthy and powerful Fountains Abbey. Explore the formal Georgian water gardens, Victorian high Gothic church and Jacobean manor house. The afternoon is free in Harrogate. DAy 3: East Riddlesden Hall (NT) is a hidden gem, which was saved from demolition in 1934. Once a thriving farming estate, the 17th Century manor house in set in mature grounds in the Aire Valley and contains some fine furniture, pewter and needlework. We then visit the pretty market town of Skipton for free time. We return to our hotel via the Yorkshire Dales National Park. DAy 4: Our day in York includes a visit to the Treasurer’s House (NT), the first house to be given complete with contents to the National Trust, and a treasure trove of items covering a 300-year period. The rest of the day is free in York.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Old Swan Hotel HHH Our gorgeous three-star hotel stands in a quiet setting in the centre of Harrogate, and was once the hiding place of Agatha Christie during her disappearance in 1926. The hotel is traditionally and tastefully furnished and bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift but there are some steps on the first and second floors. www.classiclodges.co.uk

18 May 2020

G299

NT Member

£495*

Non Member

£525

Single Supplement £Nil

5 Days from

£554

treasures in trust: North Wales

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Penrhyn Castle

National Trust Members’ Tour: We delve into North Wales to visit four wonderful National Trust properties from our beautiful base in Beaumaris.

Plas Newydd Bodnant Gardens Powis Castle Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 8

DAy 1: After a morning taxi pick up from your home, we travel northwards and into Wales, arriving at our hotel on the Isle of Anglesey late afternoon. DAy 2: A beautiful drive this morning into the Snowdonia National Park, through Llanberis and past Mount Snowdon, for a visit to Betws-y-Coed. After some free time here we return through the park to Penrhyn Castle (NT) close to Bangor. The dominating stone façade hides opulent interiors of fine art, neo-Norman stairways and Victorian kitchens. The extensive grounds have fine views of Snowdonia and the northern coast. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Bodnant Gardens (NT), where we find 80-acres of rare trees and shrubs, Italianate terraces, wonderful herbaceous beds, and rhododendrons. This afternoon we visit Llandudno. DAy 4: A free morning in Beaumaris, an historic town with medieval castle, gaol and courthouse. We then visit the ancestral home of the Marquis of Anglesey – Plas Newydd House (NT), designed by James Wyatt in the 18th Century and overlooking the Menai Strait. Explore the elegant rooms, the fabulous gardens and the Waterloo-inspired military museum. DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Powis Castle (NT) in Welshpool. Explore the sumptuous interiors, the world-renowned gardens and marvel at the UK’s largest collection of Indian treasures, housed in the remarkable Clive Museum. We then continue homewards, reaching our taxis early evening. Please note: This tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Bulkeley Hotel HHH Built as a Georgian show piece in 1832, our three-star hotel is situated in Beaumaris and enjoys stunning views across the water to the mountains of Snowdonia. The hotel has a fine restaurant, coffee shop, Real Ale bar and lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.bulkeleyhotel.co.uk

01 June 2020

G2029

NT Member

£554*

Non Member

£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

For Insurance Details See Page 91

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home with refreshment stops along the way. We reach the local area early evening.

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The Cotswolds

£475

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Discover new vistas and hidden corners on this special Cotswolds tour. Your walking guide is Blue Badge accredited, so will give you special insight into the area as you stroll through the countryside and villages.

Packed Lunch Day 2 Buffet Lunch Day 3 Sezincote Museum of Royal Worcester Walking Guide Days 2 & 3 Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

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: A real treat today as we visit Sezincote, a Murghal Indian palace set in the Cotswold Hills. Built in 1805, the house is surmounted by a copper dome and minarets, and is set in a picturesque water garden with seven pools, waterfalls and a temple. A curving Orangery frames the Persian Garden of Paradise. We have a private guided tour of the house followed by free time to explore the gardens and enjoy our packed lunch. This afternoon we begin our guided walk at Snowshill, travelling over hilltops, through valleys and shaded woodlands to Stanton and Cotswold Edge, two of the most picturesque villages of the Cotswolds. (Walk: approx. 3 miles). DAy 3: This morning’s scenic walk starts in the small village of Colwall and gives marvellous views of the Malvern Hills, churches, manor houses and an iron age hill fort. Although the walk involves quite a bit of uphill and downhill walking, the paths are clear and in good condition. (Walk: approx. 3 miles). We join our coach and travel to the Museum of Royal Worcester, which holds the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain and has just undergone a £1.7 million refurbishment. We have a buffet lunch of sandwiches and savouries, and a ‘behind the scenes’ talk about the museum.

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DAy 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we spend the morning in Gloucester visiting the restored Victorian Docks, home to the National Waterways Museum and the Merchants Quay Shopping Centre. Early afternoon we make our way back to the south coast and home.

FlAtFoRd Mill

4 Days from

gentle walking: Suffolk

£465

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Stroll through the villages and countryside of Suffolk with an accredited Blue Badge guide, and visit the scenes which inspired Gainsborough and Constable.

Lunch on Days 2 & 3 Two Guided Walks Vintage Vehicle Ride St George’s Distillery Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

DAy 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing, and after suitable refreshment stops, we reach our hotel in Sudbury, with tea, coffee and cake on arrival. This evening we have a welcome drink before our dinner. DAy 2: Our walk this morning begins in East Bergholt, birthplace of Constable, and continues through country lanes to Flatford Mill, with views across the Dedham Vale and River Stour Valley. We follow the course of the river through Constable Country and arrive in the village of Dedham to meet our coach. (Walk: approx 3.5 miles). By coach we make our way to Great Eastern, where we have an included Ploughman’s lunch before an introductory talk and a ride on some beautiful vintage vehicles. DAy 3: This morning’s walk begins at our hotel and crosses the water meadows of Sudbury, once inspiration to Gainsborough. We then follow the shaded path along the route of the old railway to Long Melford, where we pause for refreshments (not included). Continuing through the village, we pass the green and the Tudor Melford Hall, and visit the stunning Holy Trinity Church, before joining our coach. (Walk: approx 4.25 miles). Our afternoon is spent at St George’s Distillery, where we enjoy a two-course buffet lunch and, of course, a tasting. DAy 4: We depart after breakfast, and make our way back to the local area, reaching our taxis in the afternoon.

Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel HHHH

Mill 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

The four-star Mill Hotel is situated in the centre of Sudbury on the banks of the River Stour. This converted historic building has been completely refurbished and offers bar, restaurant and large terrace with beautiful views. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift and only a few ground floor rooms, which are accessed by four steps. www.themillhotelsudbury.co.uk

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G294

£475

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gentle walking: The Peak District

£515

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Step into the Peak District and see more of the Chatsworth Estate than the average tourist. As well as some iconic stately homes, we have included two gentle guided walks though beautiful scenery.

Two Guided Walks Sudbury Hall National Museum of Childhood Chatsworth House Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

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. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: We spend our morning walking through the stunning parkland and countryside surrounding Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Beginning in the pretty estate village of Beeley, we take a path across the fields to Chatsworth Garden Centre for a short break. We continue along the banks of the River Derwent with fabulous views of Chatsworth House. (Walk: approx. 2 miles). In the afternoon we have included a visit to the house itself. DAy 3: We drive into the beautiful Peak District, with a visit to Matlock Bath, before we head to Buxton, with time to explore the town and delightful gardens and get some lunch. Our final stop of the day is Bakewell, home of the famous puddings. DAy 4: Our second walk begins at Ilam Hall and takes us past the picturesque church and through the pretty village. Our path over the fields has views of Thorpe Cloud, the dramatic hill that marks the southern end of Dovedale. Finally along the riverside path through the dale to see the famous Dovedale Stepping Stones, before rejoining our coach. (Walk: approx. 2 miles). This afternoon we visit Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, which is a delight for all ages.

Mickleover Court Hotel HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is located in Mickleover, near Derby. The hotel has two bars, and leisure facilities including 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 25 May 2020

G290

£515

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

gentle walking: Austrian Tyrol

£739

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Walking Guide for 2½ Days

The Wilder Kaiser Region is one of the most scenic and gentle walking areas in the Alps. A qualified walking guide will lead you to some of the most picturesque spots in the Kitzbühel Alps. DAy 1: After collection from home, we travel to Dover for the crossing to Calais. We continue to our overnight hotel near Saarbrücken.

Half Board Cheese Tasting Hartkaiser Gondola Lift Kundl Gorge Entrance Road Train Farmhouse Museum Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

DAy 2: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we continue southwards reaching the Tyrol and our hotel in Kirchberg late afternoon. DAy 3: We meet our walking guide and head to Ellmau, to ascend to the summit of the Hartkaiser Mountain by gondola lift. We follow the Rübezahl path which is about 1½km long and is lined with 22 wooden figures, all created by a local innkeeper with his chainsaw! At the Rübezahl Alm Mountain Inn we enjoy a ‘Speckjause’ (smoked bacon snack), before walking 20 minutes to the middle station to take the gondola back down. DAy 4: Our guide takes us for about one hour along the shady path to the Griesener Alm, gateway to the awe-inspiring world of the Kaiserbach Valley. We visit the Tyrolean Show Dairy for a cheese tasting and then it is roughly one hour to walk back to the coach. DAy 5: Today we have an exciting walk through the Kundl Gorge. We reach the entrance on a road train, before enjoying approximately one-hour walking the 3km path which winds its way through the dramatic rockfaces along the river. We finish with a visit to Wildschönau Farmhouse Museum. DAy 6: We travel back into Germany and our overnight hotel. DAy 7: Departing after breakfast, we head to Calais for the crossing to Dover. We continue to the local area and our ever-faithful taxis. Please note: Twin rooms in Austria have two individually made up mattresses in a single frame. Full itinerary on page 79.

Hotel Rösslwirt HHHH (Austria) Our four-star family-run hotel is situated in the centre of Kirchberg, is decorated in traditional Austrian style, and boasts a sauna, steam bath, fitness room and relaxation room. The restaurant serves both international and Tyrolean cuisine. Bedrooms have a balcony and are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.roesslwirt-kirchberg.at 29 August 2020

E2010

£739

Single Supplement £90

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel southwards, with suitable refreshment stops, arriving in the local area early evening.

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At Woods we always have our single travellers in NO  mind and this year we have managed to secure SINGLE another range of holidays with a large number SUPPLEMENT 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 of course! As well as these tours, we have many others with a lower number of single rooms, but which still carry no supplement. Look out for the special symbol.

2019 27 Oct

eastbourne, Bubbly & the Bluebell line*

22 Nov Festive cheer in sidmouth*

norton Park christmas*

24 Dec

chesford grange christmas*

2020 03 Feb

snowdonia All inclusive

page 22

07 Feb

snowdrops & steam

page 9

16 Mar delights of kent

page 18

23 Mar scarborough & York

page 21

01 Apr

springtime in guernsey

18 May treasures in trust: Yorkshire

5 Days from

£459

delights of kent

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.

24 Nov thursford spectacular* 24 Dec

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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.

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18 Jun

delightful derbyshire

page 20

10 Jul

sandringham & east Anglia

page 19

27 Jul

kings & commoners

page 19

10 Aug gilbert & sullivan in Yorkshire

page 21

Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel HHHH

16 Aug Vintage shropshire

page 20

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

08 Oct

Autumn tints of wales

page 22

*Details of these tours appear in our Christmas 2019/20 Brochure – please call 01243 871666 for your copy.

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.

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G248

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sandringham

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£565

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Join us on this visit to The Queen’s country retreat – Sandringham and also explore East Anglia with visits to Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and take a ride on the Nene Valley Railway.

Half Board Welcome Drink Sandringham Nene Valley Railway Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way via Saffron Walden to the outskirts of Peterborough and our hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner with your fellow guests. DAy 2: We travel south into Suffolk to the historic gem of Bury St Edmunds - an important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and the glorious cathedral and abbey gardens. DAy 3: Into Norfolk for a visit to Sandringham, the much-loved country retreat of HM The Queen, and private home to four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house is set in 24 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of the 8000-hectare estate, edged with fields of lavender. We have included entrance to the house, gardens and the museum.

5 Days from

£539

kings & commoners

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Our tour is centred near Kenilworth, in an area blessed with a rich history connected to Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare. We visit Kenilworth Castle and Charlecote Park, explore Shakespeare’s Stratford and gain insight into the lives of the common people living in the Midlands in years gone by at the Black Country Living Museum.

Half Board Welcome Drink Charlecote Park Kenilworth Castle Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Shakespeare’s Birthplace Hall’s Croft Black Country Museum Guide Dog Centre Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We pick you up from your door, and then by coach we travel north reaching Charlecote Park. Family owned for over 700 years, and with fine Victorian interiors, the estate has connections to Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. We continue to our hotel where we have a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: Today we visit Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden. Created by Robert Dudley to impress Elizabeth I, the gardens have been restored to their former glory and you can explore them and the amazing ruins as well as visit the tearooms in the Tudor stables. We visit Warwick in the afternoon, or you might like to go back to the hotel to enjoy the facilities. DAy 3: We explore Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s world. During the day we visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and beautiful garden and Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Hall’s Croft. DAy 4: We spend our day strolling through the past as we visit the Black Country Living Museum. This remarkable site offers a glimpse into 200 years of history with over 50 authentic shops, houses and workshops.

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to the university city of Cambridge, where there will be time for lunch and sightseeing. We then continue to the local area where we meet our taxis.

DAy 5: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre for a fascinating free tour and a chance to meet some of these remarkable dogs. We then continue homewards, with suitable stops along the way, reaching our taxis late afternoon for our transfer home.

Set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds with its own ornamental lake, this hotel offers the Cast Iron Grill Restaurant, two bars and a light and airy garden lounge and conservatory. All rooms have satellite TV, WiFi, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, solarium, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa treatment centre. There is no lift but many ground floor rooms are available. www.marriott.co.uk 10 July 2020

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Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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.chesfordgrange.com 27 July 2020

G2014

£539

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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DAy 4: This morning we visit the wonderfully conserved town of Stamford. On our return we visit Wansford and join the narrow-gauge Nene Valley Railway for a return journey. We then return to our hotel.

Peterborough Marriott HHHH

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Vintage shropshire

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

A great short break delving into the history of Shropshire, walking on the 18th Century Iron Bridge, and stepping into Victorian times at Blists Hill and the wonderful Severn Valley Railway.

Half Board Welcome Drink Blists Hill Severn Valley Railway Engine House Visitor Centre Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Following a morning collection from home, we join our Woods coach and travel toward Shropshire, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. There is time to freshen up before a ‘get to know each other’ welcome drink and 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.

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DAy 3: Today we drive down to Kidderminster and join the Severn Valley Railway for a lovely steam train journey up to Bridgnorth. We break our journey in Highley with a visit to the fascinating Engine House Visitor Centre. Reboarding the train, we continue to Bridgnorth, a town divided in two and linked by a remarkable cliff railway. After some time to explore, we return to our hotel.

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

We explore delightful Derbyshire and the Peak District with visits to Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and Crich Tramway Village, and include a tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum.

Half Board Welcome Drink Crich Tramway Village Chatsworth House National Brewery Museum Kedleston Hall Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we head north, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching our hotel late afternoon. A welcome drink will be served before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: We begin our day in Ashbourne, with its winding cobbled streets and listed buildings, including the beautiful St Oswald’s Parish Church with its striking 212 feet high spire, described by classic author George Eliot as the 'finest single spire in England'. Our afternoon is spent at Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum where we can travel on vintage trams through the lovingly restored period village. DAy 3: Today we travel to Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District. Visit the house with many wonderful works of art, the chapel, the farm and the gardens with miles of beautiful walks. We then have some time in Bakewell, home to the famous pudding. DAy 4: We visit the National Brewery Centre Museum, for a guided tour and a tasting. In the afternoon we visit Kedleston Hall, the last of Derbyshire’s great houses to be built to rival Chatsworth. The Hall was built for lavish entertaining and contains extensive collections of art.

DAy 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a stop in Cheltenham, before continuing home, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a visit to a pretty Cotswold village for free time to get some lunch, before continuing home, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

Telford Hotel and Golf HHHH

Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland HHHH

This beautiful hotel is set within 170 acres of Shropshire countryside and the restaurant enjoys fantastic views over the 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.telfordhotelgolfresort.co.uk

Our four-star hotel was one of the first built Victorian railway hotels and was visited by Queen Victoria herself! The hotel has comfortable bar, lounge and restaurant and bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

16 August 2020

G2019

£439

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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G245

£559

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5 Days from

scarborough & York

£394

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Scarborough is one of Britain’s Welcome Drink premier coastal resorts and lies Excursions as Listed 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.

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

gilbert & sullivan in Yorkshire

£545

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

Every year Harrogate plays host Saltaire to the International Gilbert & Brontë Museum Sullivan Festival, bringing Keighley & Worth Railway together the very best of both Bolton Abbey Estate amateur and professional Canal Cruise productions from around the Iolanthe (Top Priced world. We enjoy some Ticket) wonderful excursions in Excursions as Listed Yorkshire, and have an included matinee performance of Iolanthe by Charles Court Opera. DAy 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in the beautiful town of Stamford en route. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAy 2: We begin with a visit to Bolton Abbey, a delightful village made famous by its magnificent ruins, but also blessed with beautiful riverside and woodland walks, shops, tearooms and cafés. We then make our way to Skipton for a cruise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal followed by free time. DAy 3: A full day in Harrogate. The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival is in full swing, so make sure you visit the Utopia Pavilion for some free music at lunchtime. We then take our seats in the Grand Circle of the Royal Hall for the matinee performance of Iolanthe. DAy 4: This morning we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire. Opened in 1853, this industrial village was built for the workers and is named for its founder, St Titus Salt, and the River Aire, which runs through it. We continue to Haworth with free time to explore the steep cobblestoned main street and to visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Our day is completed with a return journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we head home, making refreshment stops along the way. We arrive home early evening.

Cedar Court Hotel Leeds Bradford HHHH Our modern and spacious four-star hotel is situated to the south of Bradford and has a pleasant restaurant and lounge/bar, and leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk 10 August 2020

G2001

£545

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

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.

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5 Days from

Autumn tints of wales

£449

INCLUSIONS

Gorgeous scenery awaits 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 Railway.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service 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. Conservation is an important element of the gardens and it is home to the Welsh Rare Plants Project. 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 visit the pretty resort of Tenby this morning and this afternoon we travel further west 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 historic Newton House, set in beautiful parkland. We have free time for lunch before our guided tour.

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, 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 08 October 2020

G280

£449

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5 Days from

Half Board

Single Supplement £Nil

£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 choose 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 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

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£427

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isles of scilly

£999

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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, 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.

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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 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 2: 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 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 4: A free day to explore Falmouth. 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 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. Order of days may change.

Falmouth Hotel HHH

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

30 September 2020

£769

Falmouth

G241

£999

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

Sea View Supplement £50

01 May 2020

Twin/Double for Sole Use £95

10 September 2020

G244

£769 £779

Compact Double for Sole Use £85

For Insurance Details See Page 91

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.

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6 Days from

£515

cornish Easter

INCLUSIONS 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.

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DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel east with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.

7 Days from

£659

cornish delights

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Explore wonderful coastlines, Eden Project visit sites made famous by Excursions as Listed Poldark and take in the Eden Project. Our base at the Rosemundy House Hotel is a favourite with Woods customers and the area is filmed as Poldark’s Nampara Valley. DAy 1: After a home taxi pick up, we travel through Dorset and Devon making suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving in St Agnes late afternoon. DAy 2: We dip into Poldark country today beginning with a panoramic route through Perranporth, Winston Graham’s home town and inspiration for the Poldark novels. Then to Charlestown, the pretty heritage harbour where the port scenes were filmed. DAy 3: Our day is spent at the marvellous Eden Project, a fantastic development where huge biomes house the largest ever rainforest in captivity with stunning plants, exhibitions and extraordinary gardens. We return to St Agnes mid-afternoon. DAy 4: We explore the gorgeous scenery of the west coast today, with views of St Michael’s Mount from Helston and Penzance, our lunch stop. This afternoon we visit the delightful harbour town of St Ives. We return to our hotel late afternoon. DAy 5: A free day to relax in our hotel and to explore St Agnes. DAy 6: Our morning is spent in Padstow, its narrow streets leading through pretty pastel houses to another picturesque harbour. Our afternoon is in Truro, Cornwall’s cathedral city. DAy 7: 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

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G207

£659

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tintAgel

6 Days from

looe, Tintagel & Cornish Coast

£649

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Tintagel

The twin towns of East Looe Lanhydrock House & and West Looe sit either side of Gardens the river and form a vibrant and Excursions as Listed picturesque base for our tour. We get a real taste of the smugglers’ coast at Mevagissey, Polperro and Fowey, an insight into Victorian life at Lanhydrock, and step into the world of King Arthur at Tintagel. DAy 1: We pick you up from your door before joining our tour coach to travel across country and into Cornwall, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and we are greeted at our hotel with tea or coffee. DAy 2: A beautiful excursion through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, first to Mevagissey, with narrow streets leading down to the protected harbour. We then visit the lovely town of Fowey on the west side of the Fowey Estuary, once home to Daphne du Maurier and with an old town packed with medieval and Georgian buildings. A minibus runs from the coach park down to the town (£2.50 round trip). DAy 3: Our day is spent on the rugged north coast starting with the remarkable new project at Tintagel, where for the first time in 500 years, the two halves of the castle have been reunited with a footbridge. We then have a short visit to Boscastle before returning to our hotel. DAy 4: A free day to relax and enjoy Looe. Alternatively join your driver on a half day tour to Polperro, an unspoilt fishing village. DAy 5: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Lanhydrock House and Gardens, to discover 50 rooms, including the extensive kitchens, the lives of those in service, and the lives of those living in the Victorian luxury of the family rooms. The garden is packed with rare trees and shrubs, glorious flowerbeds and winding woodland walks. DAy 6: We travel homewards with suitable refreshment stops, before reaching the local area early evening.

Portbyhan Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is situated on the quayside in Looe, overlooking the picturesque harbour. There is a bar, lounge, terrace and the Harbour View Restaurant serves locally sourced menus. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift and there is entertainment most evenings. www.portbyhan.com 01 July 2020

G277

£649

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

5 Days from

Plymouth & The Smugglers’ Coast

£519

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Shipwreck Centre Smuggling Museum

Dartmouth Railway The historic city of Plymouth is Excursions as Listed an excellent base for this autumn tour, with its quaint 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 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 a pleasant lounge, bar and a lift to all floors. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. www.millenniumhotels.com 12 October 2020

G2026

£519

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Please note: Cornish coastal villages have steep streets which may not be suitable for the less mobile.

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toRQuAY

dARtMooR

5 Days from

dartmoor delights

£469

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Our gorgeous hotel is a very Bennett’s Water Garden short walk from the Dartmoor Dartmoor Guided Tour National Park Visitor Centre in South Devon Railway Haytor and offers good Excursions as Listed opportunities for you to experience the fascinating past, imposing geological features and wildlife of the area, while being within easy reach of the Devon coast. DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west and visit Bennett’s Water Gardens, where 8 acres of gardens are home to outstanding displays of water lilies. We continue to our hotel on the edge of Dartmoor. DAy 2: We have a full day on Dartmoor today with a knowledgeable local guide. Discover the history and folklore of the area as we visit Princetown, Tavistock and Dartmeet. In the afternoon we enjoy a cream tea. DAy 3: Today we visit Buckfast Abbey, home to a community of Benedictine Monks, with beautiful gardens and plenty to explore. We continue to Buckfastleigh to board our train for a return journey on the South Devon Steam Railway which hugs the River Dart on its journey to Totnes. DAy 4: We visit the old fishing village of Brixham, home to a full-sized replica of the Golden Hind. We continue to Torquay, for free time to explore the town’s many attractions.

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DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then continue homewards to meet our taxis. Please note: *Only 5 rooms are available for sole use without supplement.

Moorland Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel has 11 acres of landscaped grounds, paddocks and woodland, and wild ponies are often found grazing nearby on the open expanse of the moors. Beautifully refurbished, the hotel’s previous guests include Agatha Christie and Ava Gardner. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, mini fridge, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A lift serves most rooms. www.moorlandhoteldartmoor.co.uk 11 May 2020

G223

£469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil*

5 Days from

£489

torquay

INCLUSIONS

Relax and enjoy Paignton, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter, travel by steam to Kingswear, cruise on the River Dart, and admire the amazing views as you explore Powderham Castle.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens Powderham Castle Paignton Steam Railway

Dart River Cruise DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we Excursions as Listed make our way west and visit Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, a delight at any time of the year. We continue to Paignton and our hotel. DAy 2: A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides) DAy 3: A free day to enjoy the elegant resort town of Torquay. Alternatively, join your driver on a half-day excursion to Brixham. DAy 4: Travelling along the coast through Teignmouth and Dawlish, we reach the River Exe and turn inland to reach Powderham Castle, the magnificent 600-year old home of the Earl of Devon. We have a tour of the house, time to explore the grounds and a park ‘safari’ (weather dependent). 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.

Redcliffe Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is situated on a promontory dividing the two sandy beaches of Paignton and Preston and has a 400-metre water frontage with marvellous views of Torquay or Brixham from the public rooms. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms, but some steps within the hotel. www.redcliffehotel.co.uk 21 June 2020 19 October 2020

G2015

£499 £489

Single Supplement £Nil


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PlYMoutH

5 Days from

£417

Belgrave sands cosy Break

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

PAignton steAM RAilwAY

5 Days from

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 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

£519

INCLUSIONS

During this glorious break at Torquay’s highest rated threestar hotel, explore the South Devon coast by road, rail and sea.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Paignton Steam Railway Dart River Cruise Guided Coastal Tour Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After your pick up by taxi from your door, we travel west by coach, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel in Torquay to relax before dinner. DAy 2: A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides.) DAy 3: A free day to enjoy the delightful resort of Torquay. DAy 4: We are joined by a local guide today for a tour which travels along the coast through Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exmouth & Sidmouth, returning to Torquay via some pretty Devon villages. DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and have a stop in Winchester or Salisbury for shopping and a chance to get some lunch. We reach the local area mid-afternoon to be met by our taxis.

Headland Hotel HHH Originally built as a private home for the Russian royal family, this elegant hotel is set in two acres of grounds on the headland with stunning views across the bay. The hotel boasts a large lounge, entertainment room with a dance floor, quiet lounges, a brand new spa with 3 hydro pools, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.headlandtorquay.com 10 August 2020

G265

£519

Single Supplement £Nil

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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.

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5 Days from

glorious north devon

£539

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Our regular customers will Arlington Court know the excellent Brend Hartland Abbey Group of hotels. This year we RHS Rosemoor have a summer visit to the Marwood Hill Gardens Royal & Fortescue in Barnstaple. Excursions as Listed North Devon is a treasure trove of fine houses and stunning summer gardens, and we have included visits to Hartland Abbey, Arlington Court, Marwood Hill Gardens and, of course, RHS Rosemoor. DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel to North Devon, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: We begin with a visit to Marwood Hill Gardens, a 20-acre private garden tucked away in a valley which has been a haven of peace since its creation in the 1950s. Some of the garden walks are quite challenging, but the view across the valley from the Garden Tea Room is spectacular. In the afternoon we visit Arlington Court, a regency house set in an extensive estate, and home to a large collection of horse-drawn vehicles. DAy 3: This morning we visit Bideford, and in the afternoon Hartland Abbey, cherished home of the Stucley family since it was gifted to them at the dissolution of the monasteries, filled with treasures and memorabilia collected over many generations. DAy 4: A free morning in Barnstaple, where you might like to visit the famous Pannier Market, which on Wednesdays has both a general and an antiques and collectables market. Our afternoon is spent at the gorgeous RHS Garden Rosemoor.

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DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and travel to the Clarks Village complex in Street, with over 90 different stores. We arrive back in the local area late afternoon.

The Royal & Fortescue Hotel HHH A former coaching inn right in the centre of Barnstaple, this historic threestar hotel combines old world character and charm with the convenience of a modern hotel. All rooms are equipped with TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi, a number of ground floor rooms, and a lift to all floors. www.brend-hotels.co.uk 07 June 2020

G2025

£539

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £40

west soMeRset RAilwAY

somerset Steam & Cruise

5 Days from

£479

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cream Tea Day 3

Based in the historic town of Canal Cruise & Cream Tea Tiverton, this tour allows you to West Somerset Railway discover Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral Guided explore the dramatic beauty of Tour Exmoor with a trip on the West Excursions as Listed 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 travels to Bridport before continuing to your hotel in mid Devon. DAy 2: A morning mystery drive, before travelling by coach to the Grand Western Canal where we enjoy a delightful horse-drawn cruise with a cream tea on board. DAy 3: 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. This afternoon enjoy an included cream tea at our hotel or explore Tiverton with its lively shopping centre, castle and museum. 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 the Exmoor National Park and along the Exe Valley. DAy 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel east and have a stop in Salisbury for refreshments and sightseeing. 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 16 October 2020

G2023

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5 Days from

sidmouth at Easter

£535

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

killeRton House

5 Days from

£585

sidmouth & South Devon

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Based in the beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth, we have a varied programme including a fine Georgian House, some gorgeous gardens, a trip on a tram and a chance to adopt a donkey.

Donkey Sanctuary Killerton House & Gardens Seaton Tramway Lunch on Day 4 Excursions as Listed

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 visit Killerton, an elegant Georgian country house set in glorious gardens which are beautiful throughout the year. We have an introductory tour and time to explore the mansion and get a bite to eat. In the afternoon we have a stop in Exmouth before returning to our hotel. DAy 3: A morning excursion to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, set in Devon’s Otter Valley, and the product of almost 300 years of horticultural history. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Sidmouth. DAy 4: Today we visit Seaton and board the famous Seaton Tramway for a three-mile journey by narrow gauge tram through the glorious Axe Valley, through two nature reserves to Colyton, where we have an included soup & sandwich lunch at the Tramstop Café. In the afternoon we visit Sidmouth’s famous Donkey Sanctuary. DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home via Dorchester. We reach the local area late afternoon.

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 24 June 2020 G249

£535

Single Supplement £Nil

21 September 2020

G250

£585

Single Supplement £Nil

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Royal york and Faulkner Hotel HHH

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weYMoutH

4 Days from

weymouth & dorset

£379

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Half Board We return to the Hotel Rex in Bovington Tank Museum the seaside resort of Max Gate Weymouth, with its beautiful Sherborne Castle beaches and idyllic leisure Light Lunch Day 3 harbour, which nestles perfectly Excursions as Listed alongside the rugged Isle of Portland. We visit Dorchester, Bournemouth and Shaftesbury; and delve into history at the Bovington Tank Museum, Sherborne Castle and Max Gate. 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. We have included entrance to Max Gate, the home where Hardy wrote Tess of The d’Urbervilles and much of his poetry. There will be time to visit the town’s pedestrianised main street before we return to Weymouth mid-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 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.

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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, a lift to some rooms and there are some steps at the entrance. www.kingshotels.co.uk 23 October 2020

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£379

Single Supplement £Nil

coMPton AcRes

5 Days from

Bournemouth

£429

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 Day 3 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.

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 and some evening entertainment. www.queenshotelbournemouth.com 18 May 2020 12 October 2020

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£472

Single Supplement £Nil

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osBoRne House

6 Days from

isle of wight

£539

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

One of Britain’s favourite Door to Door Service holiday destinations since Half Board Victorian times, the Isle of Osborne House Wight has miles of sandy Steam Railway beaches, picturesque scenery Rosemary Vineyard and pretty villages. We visit Tea & Cake Day 6 Queen Victoria’s favourite Isle of Wight Pearl home, Osborne House, take a Excursions as Listed ride on the island’s own steam railway, and explore the lush and peaceful countryside. Our hotel provides four evenings of entertainment. DAy 1: Having met all of our taxis, our coach travels down to Portsmouth for the sailing to Fishbourne. Once on the island we have a scenic drive to Sandown and our hotel. DAy 2: A leisurely start today before we take a tour around the western side of the Island, taking in Isle of Wight Pearl, Alum Bay and the picture postcard village of Godshill, before heading back to Sandown. DAy 3: A free day for you to enjoy Sandown. DAy 4: Today we travel back in time. From Havenstreet Station we take a scenic ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The locomotives and carriages have been lovingly restored to pristine condition and the station houses a shop, café and museum. On our return you can choose to stop in Shanklin, for a stroll among the quaint cottages. Our driver will return to transfer people back to our hotel later in the afternoon.

DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest producers of English wine and home to a shop chock full of local island products. We enjoy tea and cake in the lovely tearoom. We then travel on to Fishbourne for our afternoon ferry to Portsmouth, and return to our homes.

5 Days from

eastbourne, Bubbly & The Bluebell Line

£469

INCLUSIONS

Our tour includes a ride on the wonderful Bluebell Line, a tasting at the renowned Chapel Down Vineyard and time in some of Kent and East Sussex’s favourite towns.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Bluebell Line Sheffield Park Gardens Chapel Down Vineyard Excursions as Listed

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: A free day to enjoy the delights of Eastbourne. DAy 4: A drive through the countryside to Sheffield Park, where we have included entrance to the magnificent ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped gardens. Spring and summer bring vibrant blooms and splashes of colour as you enjoy the winding paths, majestic trees, ponds and dappled glades. Early afternoon we join the Bluebell Railway for a nostalgic return train ride to East Grinstead, before returning to our hotel by coach. 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.

Trouville Hotel HHH

york House Hotel HHH

The Trouville is situated on The Esplanade in Sandown with sweeping views of the bay from the bar, lounge and restaurant areas. All twin and double rooms enjoy a sea view. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift www.trouvillehotel.co.uk

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

26 May 2020

G278

£539

Single Supplement £Nil

08 June 2020

G2034

£469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £70

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DAy 5: A morning visit to Osborne House and Gardens. Queen Victoria spent a great deal of time at this wonderful home, and since her death little has been changed there, with many possessions, photographs and paintings still in place. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon.

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5 Days from

£499

castles & gardens of kent

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Leeds Castle

Our tour to Kent includes some Sissinghurst of the best castles and gardens Penshurst Place Tour of this glorious county, known Hever Castle as the ‘Garden of England’. Ightham Mote Delve into history at our chosen Excursions as Listed destinations, and discover a wealth of beautiful gardens, all very close to home. DAy 1: Leaving our local area in the morning, we head for Tunbridge Wells, with free time for lunch before continuing to our hotel outside Rochester. DAy 2: We travel to Leeds Castle to visit both the historic castle which spans 900 years of history and the 500 acres of grounds. In the afternoon we make our way to Sissinghurst, an internationally renowned garden developed by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicholson. DAy 3: Today we visit Penshurst Place, one of the area’s finest historic houses, peacefully set in the picturesque Weald of Kent. We have a guided tour of the house before some free time to explore. The afternoon is spent at Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn. DAy 4: A day out today in Canterbury. You could visit the remarkable cathedral, or stroll through the maze of intriguing side streets, which hold a wealth of specialist shops. DAy 5: Leaving after a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Ightham Mote, a romantic moated manor house which has been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians. The building is surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland. Mid-afternoon we continue homewards to meet our taxis.

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3 Days from

£415

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. 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.

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Please note: This tour includes some steep slopes and stairways, particularly at Ightham Mote.

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.

Bridgewood Manor Hotel HHHH

Clarendon Hotel HHH

Situated in the north of Kent, our modern four-star hotel is set around a classical courtyard and has cosy decoration. The 100 spacious bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and relaxing beauty treatment rooms. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.bridgewoodmanorhotel.com

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

23 August 2020

G2039

£499

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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G275

£415

Single Supplement £Nil


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4 Days from

strawberries & cream Easter

£393

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board National Horseracing Museum

Join us as we spend a 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’.

5 Days from

£479

secrets of the shires

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Enjoy a wonderful contrast of experiences as we explore Saffron Walden, learn wartime secrets and ingenuity at IWM Duxford and Bletchley Park, and enjoy lunch at Audley End House.

Half Board Bletchley Park IWM Duxford Audley End House Lunch Day 3 Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we 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: Our excursion today takes us to Bletchley Park, once Britain’s best kept secret, home to the secret WWII Enigma decoding machine, and also birthplace of the modern computer. It is now a heritage site where we can explore some of the iconic 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. We return via Bedford, on the banks of the Great Ouse. DAy 3: This morning we visit the beautiful town of Saffron Walden with free time to visit the shops, museums and cafés. At lunchtime we transfer to Audley End House, a fine Jacobean mansion with stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. We have an included one-plate hot lunch and time to explore the house to find out more about life above and below stairs. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the superb Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Formally an RAF base, Duxford is today Europe’s foremost aviation museum. See the spectacular collection of British and American planes, as well as a huge collection of tanks, vehicles, naval exhibits and artefacts. DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way to the local area making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We join our taxis midafternoon and continue home.

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 10 April 2020

G230

£393

Single Supplement £54

29 October 2020

G2038

£479

Single Supplement £72

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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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5 Days from

suffolk Autumn Gold

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.

£505

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board As the leaves turn red and gold, Lunch Day 3 we explore the little villages, Guided Tour Day 4 sandy heathlands and verdant Tea & Cake Day 4 countryside which have inspired Excursions as Listed famous painters such as Constable and Gainsborough. We also take in Bury St Edmunds, the Suffolk Heritage Coast and enjoy a fish and chip lunch in Aldeburgh. DAy 1: We travel north via the Dartford Crossing to Colchester, where there will be time to have lunch and to explore some of the 2000 years of history on show in the many museums, fascinating buildings and quiet narrow lanes. We arrive at our hotel 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: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the quaint seaside town of Aldeburgh. After a stroll along the seafront, we have booked a wonderful fish and chip lunch at a local hotel. On our return journey we visit Snape Maltings where you can explore the independent shops, cafés and galleries – set against a beautiful expanse of Suffolk countryside.

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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.

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 Sudbury for tea and cake.

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.

DAy 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way 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

G242

£439

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

18 October 2020

G2035

£505

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BuRe VAlleY RAilwAY

dedHAM

5 Days from

£525

suffolk Villages

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

We tour some of the beautiful countryside and coastal scenery of Suffolk. We follow in the footsteps of Constable and Gainsborough, see the gorgeous Beth Chatto Gardens, delve into history at Sutton Hoo and cruise along the River Deben.

Half Board Constable Country Guided Tour Sutton Hoo River Deben Cruise Beth Chatto Gardens Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing for a late lunch stop in Colchester. We continue into Suffolk and our hotel near Woodbridge. DAy 2: Today we delve into Constable Country with a guided tour discovering the idyllic villages and landscapes that inspired the famous painter, visiting East Bergholt, Dedham and Flatford Mill. In the afternoon we visit beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the amazing archaeological site of Sutton Hoo. The exhibition hall houses a full-size reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber from the ship grave discovered in 1939. There is also a café for refreshments. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to Waldringfield for a 2-hour boat journey along the River Deben, one of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the east coast.

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 24 August 2020

G243

£525

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

£619

INCLUSIONS 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. 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.dunstonhallhotel.co.uk 19 April 2020 04 October 2020

G224

£619

Twin/Double for Sole Use £115

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DAy 4: We begin in Bury St Edmunds with free time to explore the heritage, medieval architecture and elegant Georgian squares. After free time for lunch we have a scenic drive to Sudbury, birthplace of Gainsborough, and return through the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare.

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oxBuRgH HAll

gReAt doRset steAM FAiR

5 Days from

great dorset steam Fair, Bath & Wells

£549

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a Bishop’s Palace Tour typically British event offering a Excursions as Listed unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. We combine this with the beautiful English towns of Bath, Wells and Shaftesbury. DAy 1: After being picked up by taxi, we join our tour coach and make our way across country to the outskirts of Limpley Stoke and our hotel. DAy 2: A full day excursion to Bath with time for you to explore this fascinating historic city, with the famous Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and a wealth of interesting shops, inviting pubs and cosy tearooms. DAy 3: We head to the lovely city of Wells, which has a truly medieval character, a wealth of historical interest, wonderful architecture and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England. We include a guided tour of the Bishop’s Palace, home to the Bishops of Bath for over 800 years. DAy 4: Today we visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair, held in the showground near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. There are around 200 working steam engines on show and 2000 other working exhibits, including a steam-driven funfair. Vintage, veteran and classic cars, lorries, military vehicles, tractors and motorcycles are shown as well as 500 trade stands, food stalls and live music.

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel across country and have a break over lunchtime in Shaftesbury, where you might like to take a photo from the top of Gold Hill, or stroll along Abbey Walk. We reach the local area late-afternoon and meet our taxis. Please note: The site for the Steam Fair is large so might not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Limpley Stoke Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is a traditional Georgian country house in its own grounds with stunning views of Limpley Stoke Valley. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms, but as an historic hotel, there are some steps throughout. www.limpleystokehotel.co.uk 24 August 2020

G2046

£549

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

5 Days from

Hunstanton & North Norfolk

£625

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

Our wonderful four-star hotel Oxburgh Hall sits quietly in the North Norfolk Thursford Collection village of Old Hunstanton and Excursions as Listed enjoys an unrivalled seashore setting, with lawns sweeping down to the dunes and sandy beach. We have time to enjoy Old Hunstanton, visit the Thursford Collection, Oxburgh Hall and take a journey on the North Norfolk Railway. DAy 1: After enjoying our door to door service, we join our coach and drive north to the cathedral city of Ely where we stop for refreshments. We continue to our hotel in Old Hunstanton arriving late afternoon. DAy 2: We begin with a scenic drive along the North Norfolk coast, through the villages of Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney, to Sheringham. Here we have a journey on the North Norfolk Railway – The Poppy Line – to Holt, where there is a little free time for lunch. We then travel to Thursford, where we see the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs. We return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner. DAy 3: An excursion to King’s Lynn, where fine old merchants’ houses stretch down to the banks of the Great Ouse, where cobbled lanes and the elegant Custom House overlook the harbour. As well as historic buildings, splendid waterfront and handsome parks, the town has many shops, pubs and pleasant cafés. We return to Hunstanton mid-afternoon. DAy4: A free morning in Hunstanton. This afternoon we visit Oxburgh Hall*, a moated manor house with a Tudor gatehouse and priest hole. Explore over 500 years of history with hidden doors, rooftop views and Victorian Gothic interiors reflecting the medieval past. There is also a pleasant tearoom and gardens. DAy 5: Leaving after breakfast, we travel via Lavenham, arriving in the local area late afternoon. Please note: *Oxburgh Hall has a spiral staircase and low levels of light in some rooms, so may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Le Strange Arms HHHH 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. www.lestrangearms.co.uk 07 June 2020

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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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Tyntesfield Harbour Cruise SS Great Britain Bath Guided Tour

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.

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 G225

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Rail, sail & Automobile

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Explore transport past and present as we look to the industrial age for travel by canal and steam, to the luxury of today at the Jaguar Land Rover Experience.

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Half Board Land Rover/Jaguar Experience Dudley Canal Cruise Black Country Museum Severn Valley Railway Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: A morning taxi from your home to your tour coach before travelling up to the Midlands and our hotel. DAy 2: This morning we go behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art production facility of Jaguar and Land Rover. We have a welcome drink and introduction before being shown the fascinating process as the cars come together through the work of the skilled technicians and Jaguar’s robotic army! We spend our afternoon in Coventry. DAy 3: Into the Black County with a visit to the Dudley Canal to discover the limestone caverns and man-made tunnels which stretch deep underground. We have time in the visitor centre and enjoy a 45-minute canal cruise venturing into the tunnels. Our afternoon is spent at the Black Country Living Museum, where we have a glimpse into 200 years of history with over 50 authentic shops and houses. DAy 4: We drive across to Kidderminster this morning to the Severn Valley Railway for a return steam train journey to Bridgnorth. Enjoy a 16-mile journey through peaceful scenery, beautifully restored stations and the iconic Victoria Bridge. After some free time in Bridgnorth, we return to Kidderminster to meet our coach. DAy 5: Leaving after breakfast, we travel home via the Cotswolds, with a lunch stop in one of the pretty villages. We reach our taxis late afternoon.

Forest of Arden Marriott HHHH Set within acres of ancient woodland where deer roam free, our four-star hotel is a comfortable and stylish base for our tour. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi available and a lift. www.marriott.com 20 August 2020

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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.

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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.

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£499

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This tour offers some real delights for animal and nature lovers, as it includes fabulous birds of prey at the Cotswold Falconry Centre, exotic wild animals at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and a host of birdlife at Slimbridge.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cotswold Wildlife Park Train Journey Cotswold Falconry Centre Slimbridge WWT Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: You are picked up from your door by taxi, then by coach we travel across country toward Swindon and our hotel, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. DAy 2: This morning we visit two beautiful towns on the River Windrush, beginning with Bourton on the Water. After a little time to explore, we move on to Burford, where there is time to get some lunch. We spend the afternoon in the wonderful Cotswolds Wildlife Park. Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands, this conservation park has a hugely diverse collection of species including lions, giraffes, lemurs, rhinos and reindeer! DAy 3: Travelling west, we reach Slimbridge Wetland Centre – the wetland that inspired Sir Peter Scott to found The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in 1946. This haven for wildlife is a delight for all nature lovers. The afternoon can be spent in Swindon or enjoying the facilities of your hotel. DAy 4: We begin our day with a 14-mile journey on the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway through the beautiful Cotswold scenery from Cheltenham to Broadway. In the afternoon we travel to Moreton-in-Marsh and visit the Cotswold Falconry Centre, home to over 60 different species of birds of prey.

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DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit the pretty cathedral town of Winchester, before continuing to the local area to meet our taxis.

Blunsdon House Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is set in 20 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside close to the village of Blunsdon St Andrew. The hotel has a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.blunsdonhouse.co.uk 25 June 2020

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Malvern Easter

INCLUSIONS 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 3 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: 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 3: 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 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 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

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Herefordshire Harvest

£485

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Herefordshire has been a Brockhampton Estate county known for its cider Weston Cider 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, our coach travels across country to Cheltenham, and from here we travel the short distance 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.

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.

5 Days from

Malvern & Morgan Motors

£499

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Morgan Factory Tour

For over 100 years Morgan have Worcester Cathedral Tour been making exciting sports Cream Tea Day 4 cars, famous the world over, in Excursions as Listed the beautiful town of Great Malvern. We have a fascinating factory tour, and also explore Worcester and some of the bestpreserved ‘black and white’ villages and towns this area has to offer. 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: 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 3: This morning we have a real treat as we visit the Morgan Motor Company for a guided tour, seeing skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make the bespoke sports cars. We begin with a short film and then tour the workshops, visitor centre and museum. The afternoon is free in Great Malvern. DAy 4: 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 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 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

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Single Supplement £72 Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

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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 – home to the famous Mappa Mundi and the world’s largest chained library.

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£479

shropshire Parks & Gardens

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

We return to Shropshire to explore some of its beautiful gardens and the fantastic openair museum at Blists Hill. A special treat is a visit to David Austin’s Rose Garden.

Weston Park Dorothy Clive Gardens Shugborough Estate Blists Hill David Austin Roses Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Following a morning collection from home, we join our Woods coach and travel toward Shropshire, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: This morning we visit Blists Hill, a fascinating re-creation of a Victorian town complete with staff in authentic costume. We then transfer to Weston Park, the former home of the Earls of Bradford, boasting fine furniture and works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Stubbs, all set in 1000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. DAy 3: A visit to the Shugborough Estate, where we have time to explore the mansion house, servants’ quarters, museum, Georgian farm and the many gardens. Lunch is available in the onsite restaurant or café. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAy 4: This morning we visit the Dorothy Clive Garden, transformed from a disused quarry to a magical 12-acre garden in 1939, and now a charitable trust. In the afternoon, either return to our hotel, or spend time in Ironbridge, a delightful town of tea rooms, antique shops and, of course, the iconic bridge.

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DAy 5: Departing the hotel after breakfast, we visit David Austin’s Rose Garden, which many consider to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Over 700 different varieties of rose are planted in the garden which now covers around 2 acres, and we enjoy a 50-minute tour of this wonderful site. We then make our way homewards, with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

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5 Days from

shropshire, Severn Valley & Saxon Gold

£377

INCLUSIONS

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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board 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. 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 Buckatree Hall Hotel

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

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5 Days from

the Feathers at Ludlow

£539

INCLUSIONS

We return to Ludlow and the gorgeous Feathers Hotel. Explore the town’s medieval streets, ruined castle, and stroll among over 500 listed buildings. We also visit Hereford, Shrewsbury and travel back in time at Blists Hill.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Sandwich Lunch Day 3 River Severn Cruise Shrewsbury Cathedral Blists Hill Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: A taxi from your door takes you to your tour coach, which travels across country, making suitable refreshment stops, reaching our hotel in Ludlow in the afternoon. DAy 2: A full day to enjoy Ludlow. Alternatively, join your driver on a half day excursion to Hereford, where you might like to view the cathedral, which houses international treasures including the famous Mappa Mundi and the largest surviving medieval chained library. DAy 3: Our day in Shrewsbury includes a 45-minute cruise on board Sabrina as she sails around the picturesque River Severn Loop. After an included sandwich lunch, we have a guided tour of Shrewsbury Cathedral. Our day ends with free time in town before we return to our hotel. DAy 4: We visit Ironbridge, a delightful town of tearooms, antique shops and the iconic bridge. We also explore Blists Hill, a fascinating recreation of a Victorian town complete with staff in authentic costume.

Feathers Hotel HHH Newly reopened after extensive refurbishment and a change of ownership, our historic hotel is situated in the picturesque market town of Ludlow. The Feathers Hotel offers the atmosphere of a 17th Century coaching inn with the facilities of a modern hotel. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but as an historic building some steps are necessary within. www.feathersatludlow.co.uk 10 May 2020

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5 Days from

£479

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Arley Bluebell Walk Arley Hall Antiques Fair

Ness Botanic Gardens Enjoy huge carpets of bluebells, Jodrell Bank birdsong and wildflowers in the Anderton Boatlift magnificent Big Wood at Arley Excursions as Listed Hall, which also has a wonderful Antique Fair on the day of our visit. We also explore the gardens at Ness, visit Jodrell Bank, the Anderton Boat Lift and Chester. DAy 1: After your taxi picks you up, we travel north into Cheshire, making stops along the way and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: This morning we travel onto the Wirral Peninsula and the awardwinning Ness Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a local cotton merchant with a passion for gardening and plant collecting. We spend our afternoon in charming Chester, with time at leisure to explore its historic streets and city walls. DAy 3: A wonderful day at Arley Hall, one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West. The Hall is taken over today by the Antiques Fair, which showcases jewellery, paintings, porcelain, books, rugs, clocks, home décor, clothing, beauty products, gourmet treats and more! We have also included entrance to the gardens and our day is completed with a delightful 90-minute guided walk through the Hall’s woodlands, with ample chance to enjoy the bluebell displays. DAy 4: A day of discovery beginning at Anderton for a cruise including the famous boatlift, which was built in 1875 and provides a 50ft vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Then on to Jodrell Bank, to see the Lovell Telescope and the ground-breaking work that takes place here, and explore the extensive gardens and arboretum. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south with a stop in Stratfordupon-Avon over lunch. We reach the local area early evening. Please note: The walk at Arley Hall is not suitable for the less mobile. Some paths are unpaved. Good shoes and suitable clothing are required. Bluebell displays are weather dependent.

Altrincham Cresta Court Hotel HHH Our three-star Best Western hotel is located on the edge of the old market town of Altrincham and has restaurant, lounge bar and beauty salon. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift. www.cresta-court.co.uk 06 May 2020

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Burford for time to shop, eat and sightsee, before continuing homewards, reaching the local area late afternoon.

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cruising to liverpool Woods have created this © Flickr - Doofuzzy 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 Metropolitan Cathedral.

£563

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DAy 1: Travel by taxi and coach to Southampton, where we board Black Watch to enjoy two nights on board with 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 Metropolitan Cathedral for a guided tour followed by tea and cake. Then on 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. Please note: Insurance is compulsory, please enquire. Deposit is £150pp. Terms and conditions apply.

Hallmark The Queen Chester HHHH

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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 24 March 2020

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Ocean View

£598pp

Terrace Balcony Suite

£706pp

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5 Days from

£489

liverpool, lancashire & the wirral

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

We explore the iconic sites of Liverpool, including the wonderful cathedral and Albert Dock. We also visit Rufford Old Hall, Southport and Port Sunlight, the home of Sunlight Soap.

Liverpool Guided Tour Liverpool Cathedral Rufford Old Hall Light Lunch Day 3 Port Sunlight National Memorial Arboretum Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We pick you up from your door, then our coach makes its way north with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: After breakfast, we travel into Liverpool and enjoy a driven guided tour to show you the highlights of this fascinating city. We have free time at Albert Dock for your own exploration and lunch, followed by a guided tour of the magnificent cathedral. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we make our way through the Lancashire countryside to Rufford Old Hall, one of the finest 16th Century buildings in Lancashire. We have time to explore the house and then enjoy an included light lunch. Before returning to our hotel, we visit the Victorian seaside resort of Southport. DAy 4: Driving up on The Wirral Peninsula, we visit Port Sunlight, where we enjoy a guided tour of the village, built by William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers and named after his famous Sunlight Soap. This afternoon we have time in Chester. DAy 5: We bid our hotel goodbye and travel southwards, with a short stop at the National Memorial Arboretum before arriving in the local area early evening.

Forest Hills Hotel HHH Our three-star Best Western hotel is situated in the Cheshire countryside and has panoramic views across the Cheshire Plains and the Mersey Estuary from the public rooms. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, but does have some ground floor rooms. www.foresthillshotel.com 25 October 2020

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5 Days from

£479

Manchester ship canal

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. 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 disembark at Pier Head, Liverpool and make our way back to the hotel by coach. 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 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

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Twin/Double for Sole Use £70

5 Days from

RHs Bridgewater & The Ship Canal

£505

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Manchester Ship Canal Cruise RHS Bridgewater

We are very pleased to be able Bridgewater Garden Tour to offer a late summer tour Tatton Park & Garden which includes a visit to the Tour much-anticipated new gardens Excursions as Listed by the Royal Horticultural Society. We also have a trip on the iconic Manchester Ship Canal and visit Tatton Park for a tour of the magnificent gardens. DAy 1: We pick you up from home by taxi and then travel north by coach. We reach our hotel south of Warrington late afternoon. 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 disembark at Pier Head, Liverpool and make our way back to the hotel by coach. DAy 3: We visit the brand new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley, opening to the public in summer 2020. We have a short guided tour and a chance to explore this remarkable project, which will include one of the largest walled gardens in the UK, beautiful new gardens designed by award-winning landscapers, lake and extensive woodland. Before returning to our hotel we visit the picturesque village of Worsley on the Bridgewater Canal, from which the RHS garden took its name. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Tatton Park, one of the most complete historical estates in the country. We have included a garden tour, and then there are acres of parkland and gardens to explore, an impressive 18th Century mansion, historic working farm and a range of speciality shops and places to eat. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel south, making stops for lunch and refreshments, reaching our taxis late afternoon.

The Park Royal HHHH Our four-star contemporary hotel is on the edge of Stretton in Cheshire and features leisure facilities including a 22m indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.theparkroyal.co.uk 07 September 2020

G257

£505

Twin/Double for Sole Use £88

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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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Blackpool Illuminations

4 Days from

£411

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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 09 October 2020

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£411

Single Supplement £Nil

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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 Grimsthorpe Castle 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: 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 4: Today we visit the historic town of Stamford, packed full of art and craft shops, pleasant cafés and pubs. In the afternoon we visit Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens. The castle, filled with fine furniture and paintings, is surrounded by gardens and historic woodland. DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel southwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Olde Barn Hotel HHH 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

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Beverley, lincoln & York

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

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.

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, 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.

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, lounge and gym. 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 28 August 2020

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£419

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

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west Yorkshire & The Peaks

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

A tour through the ages as we visit the magnificent TudorJacobean mansion, Temple Newsam House; step and steam into the 1800s at Haworth, and discover the timeless beauty of the Peak District National Park.

Temple Newsam House Tea & Cake Day 3 National Memorial Arboretum Steam Train Ride Brontë Museum Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: After picking you up from your door, we travel north via Leicester to reach our hotel in the small town of Tankersley, south of Barnsley. DAy 2: We drive into the south of the Peak District and stop first in the market town of Bakewell, before crossing the National Park and reaching its capital, Buxton. Enjoy the delightful gardens or indulge in some shopping before we continue to Castleton, home to the Peak District Visitor Centre. We return to our hotel via the Ladybower Reservoir and more breathtaking scenery. DAy 3: This morning we head to Temple Newsam House, an impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion tastefully restored and filled with fine and decorative art treasures. We enjoy tea and cake before our exploration. We spend our afternoon in Leeds, with its wide variety of museums, shops, pubs and cafés. DAy 4: We travel into Brontë Country today to the village of Haworth, nestled on the edge of the West Yorkshire moorlands. There is a chance to have lunch and visit the shops along the steep cobbled main street and to see the Brontë Parsonage Museum. We complete our day with a return journey on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. DAy 5: We make our way south stopping at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire for our lunch break. We continue into our local area, for our taxis and home.

Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor HHHH Our four-star hotel is set in beautiful countryside and woodland and sensitively incorporates the 17th Century building within a modern hotel while retaining a lot of the original charm. The leisure club has an indoor pool, gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. Rooms in the new wing are serviced by a lift, but some steps need to be negotiated. www.accorhotels.com 02 August 2020

G2045

£499

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

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discovering Yorkshire

£529

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Spend time in York’s York Guided Tour magnificent Minster, visit some River Cruise of the multitude of museums, North Yorkshire Moors stroll through the narrow Railway streets and little alleyways that Castle Howard make the city of York such a Excursions as Listed pleasure to explore. We also include a steam train ride across the dramatic North Moors, a visit to Castle Howard and a cruise through the city on the River Ouse. DAy 1: After a morning pick up from your home by taxi, our coach travels northwards with suitable refreshment stops, reaching our hotel in the centre of York late afternoon. DAy 2: We are joined by a guide this morning for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city by coach and on foot, and in the afternoon we enjoy a cruise on the River Ouse.

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.

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DAy 3: A spectacular scenic tour through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. First to Pickering to board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a journey across the moors to the historic port of Whitby, with its ruined abbey atop the cliff overlooking the busy harbour. After some free time, we return across Blakey Ridge, via Hutton-le-Hole to Helmsley where we have a short break before returning to the hotel.

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 4: A free morning to further explore. You might like to visit the Jorvik Centre, the National Railway Museum, walk the city walls, or just stroll through the Snickelways and along the Shambles. In the afternoon we visit delightful Castle Howard, dating from 1699 and undoubtedly one of Britain’s finest private residences. We have time to explore the house and the lovely grounds.

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.

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel via the Dartford Crossing to the local area, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach our taxis early evening.

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.

Queens Hotel 

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

Our quality hotel is situated on the banks of the River Ouse in the centre of York, ideal for exploring the attractions of the city. The restaurant serves both modern and traditional fare and you can relax in the Riverside Lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.queenshotel-york.com 18 June 2020

G2020

£529

Twin/Double for Sole Use £86

Cedar Court Hotel HHHH

20 March 2020

G258

£449

Twin/Double for Sole Use £45


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delightful dales – Settle to Carlisle

5 Days from

6 Days from

£633

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Evening Dinner Cruise Settle to Carlisle Railway

north Yorkshire Coast & Country

£549

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Village Talk North York Moors Railway

Wensleydale Creamery We explore the beautiful rolling Fruit Cake/Cheese scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, World of James Herriot with visits to Hawes, Thirsk and Excursions as Listed Ripon, a dinner cruise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal and an iconic journey by train from Settle to Carlisle.

Eden Camp We are very pleased to offer Castle Howard this new tour based at a hotel Excursions as Listed with one of the best views in the country! We explore some of the iconic towns of the North Yorkshire coast, and take in the dramatic beauty of the national park by road and by rail.

DAy 1: A morning collection from your home by taxi before joining our coach for our journey north to West Yorkshire, arriving at our hotel in Skipton late afternoon.

DAy 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel north making suitable refreshment stops, arriving at our hotel late afternoon to be greeted with tea and biscuits. This evening a local guide gives us a talk about the village.

DAy 2: Today we journey into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, through the beautiful countryside of the Dales via Grassington and the pretty village of Kettlewell, along Wharfedale and up to the market town of Hawes. In the afternoon we visit the Wensleydale Cheese Visitor Centre for some fruit cake and cheese.

DAy 2: Our day begins with a drive down through the North York Moors National Park through stunning scenery to Pickering. Here we have a little time to explore the historic market town and 1930s themed station before we board our carriage on the North York Moors Railway. We travel 18 miles across the moors through Goathland Station (famous as ‘Hogsmeade Station’ in ‘Harry Potter’) and reaching Whitby early afternoon. Spend some time exploring the narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey before we return to our hotel.

DAy 3: Boarding our train at Skipton, we join the famous line which will carry us through Settle and onto Carlisle. Agreed to be one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the country, the line tracks the sparkling River Ribble, through the narrow, wooded valley and up onto the wide, high moors. We travel across the famous 24-arch Ribblehead Viaduct, over Dent Head Viaduct, along Garsdale, over the Moorcock Viaduct, and through Appleby before reaching Carlisle. We return to Skipton by coach. DAy 4: This morning we have a visit to the village of Ilkley and the rest of the day is free to explore Skipton. Tonight we have a delightful three-hour dinner cruise along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, with our meal cooked and served by the Rendezvous Hotel’s own staff.

DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards via the Cotswolds, reaching the local area late afternoon.

Rendezvous Hotel HHH This family run hotel on the outskirts of Skipton offers swimming pool, sauna, steam room and beautiful walks along the towpath of the LeedsLiverpool Canal, which runs alongside the hotel. All rooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.rendezvous-skipton.co.uk 26 July 2020

G282

£633

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

DAy 3: Today we visit award-winning Eden Camp, near Malton, where we experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the home front and the front line, all set in the buildings and grounds of an original World War II prisoner of war camp. We move on to Castle Howard, a palatial stately home set in between two lakes and surrounded by beautiful gardens. DAy 4: A more leisurely day today as we spend the morning in the Victorian resort of Scarborough, where you could explore the indoor markets and antique shops, stroll along the beaches or the busy little harbour. Choose whether to stay in Scarborough for the day or return to Ravenscar to enjoy relaxing or exploring in the grounds of our fabulous hotel. 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.

Raven Hall Country House Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is on the edge of the village of Ravenscar dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. There is a restaurant, bar, three lounges and leisure facilities include a small swimming pool, sauna, putting green, croquet, bowls and wonderful walking opportunities. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to the first and second floors. www.ravenhall.co.uk 31 May 2020

G2037

£549

Single Supplement £Nil

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DAy 5: We drive east past Blubberhouses with a stop in Ripon, the unspoilt cathedral city of the Yorkshire Dales. On to Thirsk, where we enter the ‘World of James Herriot’. Based in his original surgery at 23 Kirkgate, the ‘Skeldale House’ of the Herriot books is a unique tribute to the author.

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lakes, dales & The Mountain Goat

5 Days from

£529

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Mountain Goat Tour Windermere Cruise

Derwent Water Cruise This wonderful Lakeland tour Ullswater Cruise includes cruises on Lakes Excursions as Listed Ullswater and Windermere, stunning scenery and a day out with ‘The Mountain Goat’ – a specialist tour by minibus which allows us to travel over dramatic mountain passes and see areas inaccessible by the larger coach. DAy 1: A taxi takes you from your door to your Woods coach and we make our way north making suitable refreshments stops en route before arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: Our day begins with a 50-minute boat trip around Derwent Water before we travel down to Grasmere. In the afternoon we go to Lake Windermere where we enjoy a short lake cruise from Ambleside to Bowness. We return to our hotel with time to freshen up before dinner. DAy 3: This morning we join the minibuses of the ‘Mountain Goat’ for a tour called the ‘Ten Lakes Spectacular’! We travel over high passes, through beautiful valleys, past waterfalls, traditional lakeland villages and lakes from the south to the north. There will be plenty of stops for photographs and the tour includes a cruise on Lake Ullswater, a visit to the 4000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch. DAy 4: This morning we take a scenic drive over the Yorkshire Dales to Richmond, where there is free time to explore and get lunch. We spend the afternoon in the historic market town of Barnard Castle. DAy 5: Departing the hotel after breakfast we make our way south towards home making suitable refreshment stops en route.

Bowness on windeRMeRe

5 Days from

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 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. We return through Wensleydale to Hawes, having a stop at the Wensleydale Creamery to enjoy a 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. 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.

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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

25 June 2020

G211

£529

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

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G210

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Bridgwater Carnival

01 Nov

4

Luxury Coach Travel

Warner's Studley Castle

06 Nov

3

Door to Door Service

Longleat Festival of Light

08 Nov

4

Half Board

Festive Chatsworth & Nottingham Market

16 Nov

4

Warner's Festive Party Break

18 Nov

5

Thursford Spectacular

20 Nov

4

Festive Cheer in Sidmouth

22 Nov

5

Cornish Mistletoe & Wine

24 Nov

5

Full 24 Nov

4

£729

the lake district

INCLUSIONS

This beautiful area of England has inspired many great artists and writers. We enjoy the lakes both from the shore and from the water and have included a journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, a visit to the Lakes Aquarium and cruises on both Ullswater and Windermere.

Tea & Cake Day 2 Wordsworth House Lakes Aquarium Guided Tour Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Windermere Cruise Ullswater Cruise

Thursford Spectacular

Excursions as Listed

Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular

DAy 1: After our door to door service, we set off northwards making suitable refreshment stops, reaching our hotel late afternoon. DAy 2: We travel to Grasmere via Thirlmere, and pass Dove Cottage, where William Wordsworth spent his early married life. We pass Rydal Mount, Wordsworth’s last home, and drive through Ambleside, along the shores of Lake Windermere and over the Kirkstone Pass to our hotel, where we enjoy tea and cake mid-afternoon. DAy 3: Travelling south following the eastern side of Lake Windermere, we reach Haverthwaite. We board the train for the short journey to Lakeside, where we visit the small but interesting Lakes Aquarium for a guided tour. Explore life under the water before we board our boat for a cruise up the lake to Bowness. After some free time we return to our hotel. DAy 4: We spend the day viewing some of the beautiful northern lakes including Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite and make a stop in Keswick. We also visit the childhood home of William Wordsworth at Cockermouth. The return journey takes us via Skiddaw Forest. DAy 5: This morning we take a steamer trip on Lake Ullswater – the second largest and possibly most beautiful lake in England. This afternoon is free to relax at our hotel or stroll along the lakeside.

27 Nov

3

Full 28 Nov

4

Bath, Bristol & Winchester Christmas Markets

01 Dec

3

Warner's Wessex Tinsel & Turkey

02 Dec

5

Rüdesheim, Frankfurt & Wiesbaden 05 Dec Christmas Markets Full

5

Swiss Christmas & The Golden Express 21 Dec

8

Cotswolds Christmas

23 Dec

5

Wight Christmas

23 Dec

5

Bournemouth Christmas

23 Dec

5

Lincolnshire Christmas

23 Dec

5

Shropshire Christmas

23 Dec

5

Norton Park Christmas

24 Dec

5

Chesford Grange Christmas

24 Dec

5

Full 24 Dec

5

South Coast Christmas

24 Dec

4

New Year at The Heights

30 Dec

4

Thursford Spectacular

Orton Hall Christmas

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DAy 6: Departing after breakfast, we head southwards to our local area, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Our four-star quality hotel near Glenridding enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater. The hotel offers lake view guest lounges, pitch and putt and croquet lawn. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.lakedistricthotels.net 14 June 2020 13 September 2020

G214

£729

Full details of these holidays can be seen in our christmas 2019 Brochure. For further information or to book, please call

Single Supplement £Nil

01243 868080

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The Inn on the Lake HHHH


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RABY cAstle

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£585

Historic north east

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

This tour takes in the best that the North East of England has to offer, from the countryside to the coast. We travel through the centuries at castles, gardens, ports, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham, and the wonderful open-air museum at Beamish.

Half Board River Wear Cruise Beamish Museum Raby Castle Hartlepool Historic Quay Guided Tour in Durham Wynyard Hall Gardens Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: We have an early departure, stop in the beautiful town of Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth late afternoon. DAy 2: We make our way to Durham where we meet our guide for a tour of this splendid city. After time for lunch, we enjoy a cruise on the River Wear. DAy 3: A full day out to Beamish. 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, demonstrating the recent history of the region in a ‘living’ way. DAy 4: We begin our day at 14th Century Raby Castle, one of the bestpreserved medieval castles in the North East, and now the seat of the 12th Lord Barnard. We have tea/coffee in the majestic Entrance Hall before we start our visit, and return to our hotel mid-afternoon.

6 Days from

county durham & Kynren

£679

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Kynren – Deluxe Seats

We visit some fabulous historic Beamish Museum and scenic sights in County Bowes Museum Durham, but the highlight of Hartlepool Historic Quay this tour is our visit to Kynren. Wynyard Hall Gardens In 2019 our customers raved Guided Tour in Durham about this breath-taking show Excursions as Listed of history and legend, which has 1000 cast and crew, including magnificent horses and a host of amazing animals, bringing history alive in the UK’s most spectacular open-air live show. DAy 1: We have an early departure, stop in the beautiful town of Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth late afternoon. DAy 2: A full day out to Beamish. 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. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to Durham where we meet our guide for a tour of this splendid city. This is followed by some free time for your own exploration 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: Today we have a free morning at our hotel to enjoy the leisure facilities. Our afternoon is spent at the Bowes Museum which houses a wonderful collection of European and fine decorative arts. DAy 5: We visit Hartlepool Historic Quay, a faithful reproduction of an 18th Century seaport, and home to the Trincomalee – Europe’s oldest floating warship. In the afternoon we visit Wynyard Hall Gardens, a hidden gem.

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DAy 5: We visit Hartlepool Historic Quay, a faithful reproduction of an 18th Century seaport, and home to the Trincomalee – Europe’s oldest floating warship. In the afternoon we explore Wynyard Hall Gardens.

DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south with suitable refreshment stops and arrive back in the local area early evening.

DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south with suitable refreshment stops and arrive back in the local area early evening.

Please note: Kynren begins at 8.00pm, is open-air and no umbrellas are allowed during the show. There is some walking to get to our deluxe seats, and during other parts of the tour.

Redworth Hall HHHH A breath-taking 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

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ENGLAND

NO  SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

Alnwick cAstle BeAMisH

6 Days from

£612

Romantic Journeys of the north

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board River Tyne Cruise

Step into the past on this Beamish wonderful tour, which explores South Tynedale Railway the open air museum at Tanfield Railway Beamish, has trips on the Locomotion heritage railways of both the Excursions as Listed South Tynedale and the Tanfield, and a cruise on the River Tyne. DAy 1: After a morning departure from home, we travel north making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel outside Darlington with time to relax before our evening meal. DAy 2: We spend the day at the coast in Whitby, famous for Captain Cook, Dracula and wonderful fish and chips. Our return journey takes us through the North York Moors National Park. DAy 3: Today we visit the famous Beamish Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the North East in the 1800s and 1900s. DAy 4: Our first visit today is to Locomotion at Shildon, an outpost of the National Railway Museum with locomotives and artefacts dating back to the birth of the railways. Next through unspoilt scenery to Weardale, in the heart of the Pennines. After a break in Stanhope, we continue along the dale and across the moors to Alston, where we find England’s highest narrow-gauge railway, the South Tynedale, and we enjoy a trip on the line.

DAy 6: After breakfast we bid farewell to our hotel and travel southwards, having suitable stops and arriving home in the evening.

Blackwell Grange Hotel HHH This stunning 17th Century mansion enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside, nestled between the stunning landscape of the Moors and The Pennines. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms feature TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.blackwellgrangehotel.com 02 September 2020

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£612 

Single Supplement £Nil

northumbria’s Hidden Gems

£643

INCLUSIONS

Northumbria’s wealth of natural beauty, rugged coastline and vast landscapes of unspoilt countryside is blessed with an abundance of historic sites. DAy 1: After an early departure we travel via the Dartford Crossing to Northumbria, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cragside Alnwick Castle Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda South Tyne Railway Excursions as Listed

DAy 2: Today we visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens, home of the Duke of Northumberland and the second largest inhabited castle in England. Discover opulent State Rooms filled with a stunning array of art and furniture, visit the museums, or stroll through the beautiful gardens and ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. The afternoon is free in Alnwick. DAy 3: We travel south via the Derwent Reservoir and Edmundbyers to Stanhope. From here we continue along Weardale to Alston where we have some time for lunch before boarding the South Tynedale Railway for a wonderful return ride through the South Tyne Valley. DAy 4: We head north to Cragside, which sits on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn. An Arts and Crafts masterpiece, the house was the creation of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAy 5: This morning we travel to the vibrant market town of Hexham with free time to explore. We then follow the course of Hadrian’s Wall and include a visit to the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda, where you can see the excavated remains of the Roman fort and town. DAy 6: Departing after breakfast, we travel south by way of Stamford. We reach the coast in the evening where our taxis transfer us home. Please note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile.

Slaley Hall Hotel HHHH Nestled in 1000 acres of beautiful Northumberland countryside, our fourstar hotel is a wonderful Edwardian mansion full of charm and character. Relax in one of the bars, walk in the grounds or enjoy the leisure facilities which include indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna and spa treatment rooms. Bedrooms are in the new wing and have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.slaleyhallhotel.com 26 July 2020

G232

£643

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

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DAy 5: This morning we travel to Gateshead, on the Tyne, and walk across the Millenium ‘Winking Eye’ bridge into Newcastle’s famous Sunday Quayside Market. In the afternoon we have a cruise on the River Tyne, with expert commentary, and finally we take a ride on the world’s oldest existing railway – The Tanfield Railway.

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ISLE OF MAN Peel BAY

7 Days from

£779

the isle of Man

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

A visit to the Isle of Man promises a wealth of historic sites, dramatic country and seascapes, lovely food and friendly towns and villages. We discover ancient Manx village life at Cregneash; the time of the Vikings at the House of Manannan; and the wonders of engineering on three island railways.

Half Board Cregneash National Folk Museum House of Manannan Snaefell Mountain Railway

Our last journey of the day is on the Isle of Man Steam Railway as we travel the 16 miles from Port Erin back to Douglas. DAy 4: Today we explore some of the famous TT course. Travelling via Tynwald Hill, traditional home to the world’s longest unbroken parliament, we visit the House of Manannan, an award-winning exploration of the island’s Celtic, Viking and Maritime traditions. We then visit Peel on the west coast, once the island's main fishing port.

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DAy 1: Taxis pick you up from your door to take you to your waiting coach. We then travel north to our overnight hotel in Lancashire.

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DAy 2: After a morning travelling through Pendle Hill country, we take the early afternoon ferry from Heysham to Douglas arriving at approximately 6pm and being transferred to our hotel. DAy 3: This morning we visit the National Folk Museum at Cregneash, a living museum of a Manx upland crofting community. We then visit The Sound for spectacular views over the Calf of Man, a beautiful rugged island, home to a large bird population and a substantial seal colony.

DAy 5: This morning board the Manx Electric Railway, the longest narrow-gauge vintage electric railway system in the British Isles. It still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock and the 17-mile railway takes you along some of the most scenic stretches of railway in the British Isles. Then to Laxey and The Lady Isabella, the largest working waterwheel in the world (reached by walking up a steep hill). We travel on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles, and continue to the summit where there is a café and, on a clear day, amazing views. We return to the hotel late afternoon. DAy 6: A free day to explore Douglas. The twomile sweep of Douglas Bay holds a vibrant shopping area, promenade and quay. The Manx Museum is free to enter and is bursting with artefacts and treasures 21 May 2020 unique to the Isle of Man.

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Steam Railway Manx Electric Railway Excursions as Listed DAy 7: Departing after breakfast, we take the early crossing from Douglas to Heysham and make our way to the south coast and home.

The Empress Hotel HHH Situated on the Central Promenade of Douglas, our three-star hotel overlooks Douglas Bay and is close to all the main sites of the capital. The leisure facilities include gym, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There are 14 steps at the entrance of the hotel and a few steps along corridors. There is WiFi and a lift to all floors. www.theempresshotel.net

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goReY

7 Nights from

£949

Jersey by Air

3 Days from

£199

Mystery tours

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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.

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PHOTO

ID

CHANNEL ISLANDS

NO  SINGLE

REQUIRED

Door to Door service Half Board

This beautiful small island in the Bay of St Malo has enchanting country lanes, wooded valleys and picturesque villages. A wealth of history is to be discovered in its castles, Stone Age monuments, relics of WWII and a host of museums.

La Mare Wine Estate Samares Manor & Cream Tea Excursions as listed Services of a Woods Tour Escort

DAy 1: An early pick up from your home to join the coach to Southampton Airport for the short flight to Jersey with Flybe. On arrival you will be transferred by local coach to your hotel. DAyS 2 – 7: Whilst in Jersey a programme of excursions has been included. You will have a full day Island excursion, a morning tour and tasting at La Mare Wine Estate, and an afternoon visit to Samares Manor with a Jersey cream tea. Optional excursions can be arranged to The Gerald Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Pallot Steam Museum. Your tour escort may be able to arrange a boat trip to the Island of Sark with a horse drawn carriage ride. (Subject to tides and entrances not included.) DAy 8: You will be collected from the hotel by local coach and taken to the airport for your scheduled flight to Southampton. On arrival you will be met by a Woods coach and taken back to the taxis and your home.

Merton Hotel (

Jersey)

Located in the parish of St Saviour in St Helier, about 10 minutes walk from the town centre and sea front. A modern hotel with a range of facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, gym, bar, restaurant, lounges and some evening entertainment. All rooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.seymourhotels.com

Pomme d’Or Hotel HHHH

Merton Hotel 08 March 2020 03 May 2020 06 September 2020

05 July 2020 G274

£199

Single Supplement £Nil

AN288

£949

Single Supplement £200

AN288

£1149

Single Supplement £224

Pomme d’or Hotel 05 July 2020

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Located in the heart of St Helier, overlooking Liberation Square and the Yacht Marina, this is one of the best loved hotels in Jersey. All rooms are en suite, and have air conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The ‘Pomme’ has 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, a bar, WiFi and two lifts. Room upgrades are available, details on request. www.seymourhotels.com


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NO  SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

st PeteR PoRt

7 Nights from

springtime in guernsey

£935

INCLUSIONS

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

PHOTO

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.

cAstle coRnet

6 Nights from

£849

guernsey

INCLUSIONS

We return to this gorgeous island for an autumn exploration of the pretty bays, winding country lanes, picturesque towns and mild climate.

PHOTO

ID REQUIRED

Door to Door Service Half Board Three Half-Day Excursions Castle Cornet 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. 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 half day excursion into St Peter Port, where we have included entrance to Castle Cornet, an ancient Royal Fortress with almost 800 years history. The noon day gun is fired by soldiers in 19th Century costumes. (This outing is not good for those with limited mobility.)

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DAy 7: A free day. Your tour escort may be able to arrange an optional visit to the peaceful Island of Sark.

DAy 6: A free day.

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.

DAy 7: 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 and taken back by taxi to your home.

Peninsula Hotel HHH The Peninsula hotel is a firm favourite with Woods clients and in April 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

03 October 2020

AN2028

£849

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60


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CHANNEL ISLANDS

st BRelAde’s BAY

7 Days from

£819

channel island explorer

PHOTO

ID REQUIRED

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Transfers

Half Board Sitting pretty in the Bay of St Michael, just 14 miles from the Normandy Coast, the Excursions as Listed Channel Islands enjoy a wonderfully mild climate and have a unique atmosphere which Services of a Woods Tour Escort almost belongs to a bygone age. Both islands boast beautiful coastlines, stunning bays, pretty country roads and historical attractions which range from the Neolithic to the German Occupation in the Second World War. Join us on this special explorer tour which includes tours on both islands with local drivers to give you an insight into the island way of life. Don’t forget that no VAT is levied, so you might like to indulge in a little shopping too! DAy 1: After an early pick up by taxi from your door, our coach travels along the coast to Poole, where we board the early afternoon Condor ferry to Guernsey. Relax on board for the 3hour crossing and when we cruise into St Peter Port, we are met by a local coach and transferred to our hotel in the parish of Vale. DAy 2: We board our local coach to travel around this wonderful island, visiting the rocky cliffs of the southern coast and the wide sweeping bays of the north. We will make plenty of stops throughout the day for refreshments and photographs. You might find the perfect place to return to on your free day tomorrow.

DAy 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we return to St Peter Port to board the lunchtime ferry which will take us on the one-hour journey to St Helier in Jersey. After a local coach

DAy 5: A coastal tour around Jersey today with a local knowledgeable driver, visiting many wonderful sights including St Brelade’s Bay, Corbière Lighthouse, Grève de Lecq, Bonne Nuit Bay and Gorey Harbour! DAy 6: On your free day on the island you could visit the War Tunnels, Samarès Manor, Hamptone Country Life Museum, the wonderful Durrell Wildlife Park, return to one of the many glorious bays we visited yesterday or pick up some bargains in the town – VAT-free. (Entrances and travel not included.) DAy 7: After a leisurely morning, we board our local coach for the transfer to the port in St Helier, where we board our ferry to return to Poole via Guernsey. We reach Poole at 7.25pm and our Woods coach will be waiting to take us back to the waiting taxis.

Peninsula Hotel HHH The Peninsula hotel is a firm favourite with Woods clients. 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

Merton Hotel (

Jersey)

Located in the parish of St Saviour in St Helier, about 10 minutes walk from the town centre and sea front. A modern hotel with a range of facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, gym, bar, restaurant, lounges and some evening entertainment. All rooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.seymourhotels.com

Please note: You will need to carry your own bags onto the Condor Ferries for all three crossings. st HellieR

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N263

£819

Twin/Double for Sole Use £147

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DAy 3: A free day to explore. You might like to stroll along the cliff paths adjacent to our hotel, which rank among the most stunning in the Channel Islands. You might like to shop for VATfree goods in the pretty capital, visit Castle Cornet Museum, the German Underground Hospital or take the bus to any number of beautiful bays. Alternatively, you could take a day trip to Herm Island or to the traffic free island of Sark. Your courier can help you with these plans. (Entrances and travel not included.)

transfer to our hotel, you might like to have lunch in the hotel, or go into town to have Sunday lunch there. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure.


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WALES welsH HigHlAnd RAilwAY

8 Days from

£789

wales grand tour

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Our Grand Tour takes you to the north, south and west coasts of Wales. We tour the Isle of Anglesey in the north and the dramatic coastline of the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire in the south. We join the two with a day of amazing scenery as we travel down the coastline of Cardigan Bay. During our adventure we visit Aberglasney Gardens, travel on the wonderful Welsh Highland Railway through the wild mountains of Snowdonia and go in search of puffins from Beaumaris.

Half Board Puffin Island Cruise** Welsh Highland Railway Guided Gower Tour Gower Cream Tea Aberglasney Gardens

DAy 1: After a morning pick up from your home, we travel west via Llangollen, reaching our hotel in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey late afternoon. DAy 2: Our day in the Snowdonia National Park begins with a drive to Porthmadog where we board the Welsh Highland Railway for an amazing 25-mile journey. The trains – hauled by the world's most powerful narrow-gauge steam locomotives – travel through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and up to Beddgelert. From here we zigzag up into the foothills of the mountains and travel down over 650ft to sea level at Caernarfon, a pretty harbour town, dominated by its castle overlooking the Menai Straits. Your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to our hotel in Beaumaris.

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DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we walk over to the jetty to board our boat for a 70-minute cruise which includes panoramic views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, Penmon Lighthouse and Puffin Island. If we are lucky we might see puffins, seals, cormorants, guillemots, oystercatchers and kittiwakes.** You can spend the rest of the day in Beaumaris, an historic town with medieval castle, gaol and courthouse. DAy 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel to the coast, and begin our journey south past Tremadog Bay to Barmouth. The old town is built into the mountain with steep steps and slate-roofed cottages, and the harbour has wonderful views. In the afternoon we continue

down the coast beside Cardigan Bay, past Tywyn and Aberdovey to Aberystwyth. We follow the coast as far as Aberaeron before turning inland to our hotel in Carmarthen where we have a four-night stay. DAy 5: Heading west into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we visit the beautiful resort of Tenby, with its maze of narrow streets, picturesque harbour and magnificent bay. We continue to the historic town of Pembroke, with its magnificent Norman castle, one of the finest and best-preserved strongholds in the country. DAy 6: A morning visit to the glorious Aberglasney Gardens, followed by an afternoon at leisure in Carmarthen, known as the oldest town in Wales. You will find a thriving indoor market which dates back to Roman times, or you might like to stroll through the narrow streets of the old town or along the river. You could visit the ruins of Carmarthen Castle, founded by Henry I in 1109 and witness to several fierce battles (free entry). DAy 7: Today’s excursion takes us through the beautiful unspoilt scenery of the Gower Peninsula. We visit the Gower Heritage Centre to meet our local guide for a coach tour along to Rhossili with views of the nature reserve and the dramatic 250ft cliffs. Back at the Heritage Centre, we enjoy a Gower Cream Tea. We have a stop at Mumbles Head on our return to admire the views. 28 May 2020

Excursions as Listed DAy 8: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Cardiff, where we have time for lunch in this historic city. Crossing the Severn Bridge we make our way back to the local area where our taxis will be waiting to transfer us home. Please note: *You will have a twin/double for sole use at Bulkeley Hotel, but a single room at Ivy Bush Royal Hotel. **Cruise is weather dependent and wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Bulkeley Hotel HHH Built as a Georgian show piece in 1832, our three-star hotel is situated in Beaumaris and enjoys stunning views across the water to the mountains of Snowdonia. The hotel has a fine restaurant, coffee shop, Real Ale bar and lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.bulkeleyhotel.co.uk

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH This welcoming three-star hotel is within walking distance of the centre of Carmarthen. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel retains its old-world charm and has restaurant, bar, spacious lounge, terrace, gym, sauna, WiFi and a lift to some rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. www.ivybushroyal.co.uk G286

£789

Single Supplement £132*


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NO  SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

tenBY

cARdiFF BAY

£499

cardiff & The Royal Mint

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

We return to Cardiff and the wonderful Royal Mint, and explore the lives of those who lived in castles, worked in the mines, and much more. We also take a journey into the Brecon Beacons on one of the ‘Great Little Trains of Wales’.

Cardiff Guided Tour Cardiff Castle Royal Mint St Fagans Museum Big Pit Museum Brecon Mountain Railway Excursions as Listed

DAy 1: Leaving the local area with our door to door service, we travel via Malmesbury and then continue across the Severn Estuary to our hotel. DAy 2: This morning we are joined by a local guide for a short driven tour around the city. Then at Cardiff Castle we discover over 2000 years of history, from Roman fort to Norman stronghold to Victorian Gothic fairytale palace! We have a special tour which includes the Winter Smoking Room, Nursery, Sitting Room, Lord Bute’s Bedroom and the Rooftop Garden. Most of the castle is accessible with some steps, but some areas will not be suitable for the less mobile. The rest of the day is free in Cardiff. DAy 3: Today we visit the Royal Mint, where you can see fine craftsmanship combine with cutting edge techniques to make coins and medals for over 60 countries. This afternoon visit St Fagan’s Open Air Museum, where more than 50 buildings are frozen in time. DAy 4: An excursion to the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Big Pit Mining Museum. After some free time, we continue to the Brecon Mountain Railway, for a return journey through Pontsticill, along the length of Taf Fechan Reservoir and climbing high into the Beacons.

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. www.thecairncollection.co.uk

G285

£499

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

£579

tenby &

Pembrokeshire

INCLUSIONS

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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board National Wool Museum Pembroke Castle Aberglasney Gardens National Botanic Garden British Birds of Prey Centre Excursions as Listed

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: 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. 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: 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 National Wool Museum. DAy 5: 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 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

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DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after a leisurely breakfast, we cross into England and on to Lacock for lunch. Dating back to the 13th Century, the village is owned and managed by the National Trust and is often used as a location for film and TV. We arrive home late afternoon.

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Heartland of wales

6 Days from

£559

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Our tour staying in the mid Vale of Rheidol Railway Wales spa town of Llandrindod Aberglasney Gardens Wells includes a trip to the Abbey-Cwm-Hir coast at Aberystwyth, drives Elan Valley Visitor Centre through the Vale of Tywi, the Excursions as Listed gardens at Aberglasney and a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway - one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. DAy 1: After being picked up from your door, we travel by coach across the Severn Bridge and have a lunch stop close to Tintern Abbey. We continue up the Wye Valley, across the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacon National Park to our hotel in Llandrindod Wells. DAy 2: A wonderful tour through the Wye Valley to Devil’s Bridge, famous for its waterfalls and the three stacked bridges, where you might choose to walk up to the famous Mynach Falls, (Entrance not included. Walk not suitable for people with mobility problems). We continue to Aberystwyth. We then board the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway for a scenic journey to Devil’s Bridge, where we are met by our coach to return to our hotel. DAy 3: This morning we travel along the beautiful Elan Valley with a stop at the visitor centre, overlooked by the dramatic dam and magnificent reservoirs. In the afternoon we visit Abbey-Cwm-Hir, a Grade II-listed hall set within breathtaking scenery. DAy 4: After a leisurely morning, we travel to Aberglasney Gardens, where we have free time to explore the 10 acres of magnificent gardens and visit the lovely tearooms. DAy 5: A free day to enjoy Llandrindod Wells, with its pretty park overlooking the River Ithon, and many shops and cafés in which to relax. Alternatively, join your driver on a half day excursion to Ludlow.

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DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel across the border and visit Ledbury before continuing our journey to the local area, reaching our taxis late afternoon.

Metropole Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is located in the centre of the historic spa town of Llandrindod Wells with Victorian canopied streets, delicate wrought ironwork and ornamental parks. As well as comfortable lounges, bar and Miles Restaurant, enjoy the 18m indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.metropole.co.uk

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llAnBeRis lAke RAilwAY

great little trains of wales

5 Days from

£463

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welsh Highland Line

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. 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 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 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.

Celtic Royal Hotel HHH 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

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“I've just had an enjoyable holiday at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate on Woods' Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate tour. I had not been there before, and I enjoy G&S Operas so was attracted by seeing 'The Mikado' which was included. I am writing to say 'thank you' - I did get an aisle seat. The theatre is wonderful and the production good.

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The company on the coach was so friendly and our driver/tour guide was helpful and kept us informed. Nothing was too much bother. I have been with Woods many times and have enjoyed my holidays. Looking forward to joining you again in 2020.”

lH of Fareham, Hampshire

llAngollen cAnAl

5 Days from

waterways of north wales & Cheshire

£549

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Anderton Boat Lift &

Staying in the beautiful town of Cruise Llangollen, this tour combines Llangollen Cruise the best of nature and man’s Llangollen Steam Railway ingenuity. We journey across Excursions as Listed the Horseshoe Pass and through the beautiful Cheshire countryside to visit the remarkable Anderton Boat Lift. We also travel on both the Llangollen Canal and Railway, and spend time in the historic town of Chester. DAy 1: Leaving the local area this morning we travel towards Llangollen and our hotel, stopping en route for lunch and refreshments. DAy 2: This morning we travel into Cheshire and to Anderton for a cruise including the famous boat lift, which was built in 1875 and provides a 50ft vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. We then have free time in the walled city of Chester for lunch, sightseeing and shopping. DAy 3: We take a trip on the Llangollen Steam Railway, with a journey along the picturesque Dee Valley to Carrog. From here we travel by coach into the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed for free time for lunch. We return to our hotel via a scenic drive over the famous Horseshoe Pass.

DAy 5: Departing after breakfast, we take a scenic route home, stopping in the Cotswolds for refreshments. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Bryn Howel Hotel HHH Set in the stunning countryside of the Vale of Llangollen, alongside the Llangollen Canal, The Bryn Howel Hotel prides itself on quality service, has an intimate, wood-panelled bar and a restaurant with remarkable views of the Dee Valley. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.brynhowel.com 24 May 2020

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Once again my thanks to everyone involved in the organisation and planning of this tour. We really did enjoy it.”

MB of west wittering, west sussex

“I have recently returned from a totally amazing week on the Isle of Man. Firstly, our coach driver was brilliant. He went out of his way to help all of us enjoy our holiday to the max. I'm sure that the many men on this trip appreciated his efforts to re-arrange one of the trips (by contacting your office) so that we could all travel the entire TT race route. Us females were very happy too as we also saw the beautiful scenery which the motorbike riders miss as they hurtle by! The Empress Hotel is superb, and all the excursions were wonderful. I will most definitely be returning next year, many thanks.”

HA of Horsham, west sussex

“The Swiss Alps & Golden Pass Panoramic - another successful adventure with Woods Travel. Well planned and organised. I love to explore independently, and this tour provided me with different cultural experiences, along with the opportunity to 'walk' and enjoy nature. Together with the 'chilling-out' and escapism experiences that are required, in my opinion, to restore mind, body and soul! Thanks Woods & Co!”

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DAy 4: Our morning is free in Llangollen. This afternoon we have a twohour cruise along the Llangollen Canal crossing the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, built by Thomas Telford in 1805. Refreshments are available on board.

“May I take this opportunity of thanking everyone at Woods for organising such a great trip to the Dutch Bulbfields. The excursions and the food on the cruise were excellent. Please pass our thanks to our excellent driver. He is kind, attentive and helpful to all his passengers and it was a real pleasure to be on board this year.


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NEW

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welsH HigHlAnd RAilwAY

5 Days from

llandudno Holly Surprise PoRtMeiRion

4 Days from

weekend at the tynedale

£419

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We have been very lucky to Ffestiniog Railway secure space at the renowned Portmeirion Tynedale Hotel, on the Excursions as Listed Victorian Promenade in Llandudno. We visit Snowdonia, Anglesey, travel on one of the famous ‘Little Trains of Wales’, and enjoy entertainment every night at our hotel. DAy 1: After a morning taxi pick up from your home, we travel northwards and into Wales, arriving at our hotel in Llandudno late afternoon where we are greeted with tea and cake. DAy 2: A free day today to enjoy Llandudno, where you might like to take a stroll along the wide promenade, indulge in some shopping or relax at our hotel. Alternatively, join your driver on a half-day excursion onto the Isle of Anglesey and Beaumaris, an historic town with medieval castle, gaol and courthouse. DAy 3: We travel through the Vale of Conwy and into the Snowdonia National Park to reach Blaenau Ffestiniog to board the narrow-gauge railway for a dramatically scenic ride over the mountains to Porthmadog. From here on to the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion, the setting for the TV show ‘The Prisoner’, standing on a rugged clifftop overlooking Cardigan Bay. A pretty route through the National Park brings us back to our hotel.

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DAy 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southward via the Cotswolds where we stop for our lunch break. We then continue homewards, reaching our taxis early evening.

£509

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Half Board Christmas comes early at the Welsh Highland Railway Tynedale Hotel in Llandudno Trefriw Woollen Mills and we are among the first to Tea & Welsh Cakes Day 4 enjoy their fantastic Holly & Excursions as Listed Mistletoe package. Visit Snowdonia by road and rail, cross the Menai Strait to Beaumaris and enjoy the fabulous food and entertainment at this very popular hotel. DAy 1: After a morning taxi pick up from your home, we travel northwards and into Wales, arriving at our hotel in Llandudno late afternoon where we are greeted with tea and mince pies. Tonight we celebrate Christmas Eve with a sherry reception, four-course dinner and entertainment. DAy 2: We drive into the Snowdonia National Park to reach Porthmadog, where we board the Welsh Highland Railway for a journey along its entire 25-mile length. We travel through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and wonderfully dramatic Welsh scenery all the way to Caernarfon. After free time, we return to our hotel, where we have Christmas carols and afternoon tea followed by Happy Hour at the bar. This evening we have our Christmas Dinner, a visit from Santa and live evening entertainment. DAy 3: A free day today to enjoy Llandudno, or join your driver on a halfday excursion over onto the Isle of Anglesey and visit Beaumaris. This evening we celebrate Boxing Day with Happy Hour at the bar, and dinner followed by bingo and entertainment. DAy 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we head south through the Vale of Conwy, we visit the Trefriw Woollen Mills for tea and Welsh cakes, before continuing to Betws-y-Coed. We return to Llandudno mid-afternoon. At The Tyndale it’s New Year’s Eve and we celebrate through afternoon tea, a Celebration Dinner, Bingo, raffles, entertainment and a Fancy Dress Parade for those who wish to be involved! DAy 5: Happy New Year! Leaving after breakfast, we travel southward, with suitable refreshment stops, reaching our taxis early evening.

Tynedale Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is centrally located on Llandudno’s iconic Victorian promenade, just 20 metres from the beach and a short walk from the High Street and the pier. Each room in this Victorian building is unique and has TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms, and entertainment every evening. www.tynedalehotel.co.uk

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edinBuRgH tAttoo

6 Days from

edinburgh tattoo & the Borders

£659

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Set against the famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the annual Tattoo is a unique blend of breathtaking shows of military precision, battle re-enactment and military bands. From our base at the award-winning World Heritage Site of New Lanark, we have also included a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Royal Yacht Britannia, decommissioned 30 years ago and now a wonderful historic gem moored in Leith. We then have some free time to buy a snack before taking our seats in the stands for the 2020 Military Tattoo. After the spectacular show we return to New Lanark.

RoYAl YAcHt BRitAnniA

DAy 1: After being picked up from your door by taxi, you are transported to our tour coach and we make our way north, with suitable refreshment stops, to our overnight hotel in Lancashire.

DAy 3: A free morning in New Lanark to enjoy the facilities at our hotel followed by lunch.* We then travel into Edinburgh and visit the

Edinburgh Tattoo Royal Yacht Britannia New Lanark Mill Excursions as Listed Please note: *Lunch is included instead of dinner on day 3. Some walking uphill is necessary to get to Edinburgh Castle for the Tattoo.

New Lanark Mill Hotel HHH Our hotel is a stunning award-winning conversion from an original 18th Century mill, with fantastic views across the surrounding World Heritage Site and the River Clyde. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym. The 38 bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and two lifts. www.newlanarkhotel.co.uk

DAy 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel down across the border and through the Yorkshire Dales before reaching our hotel in time for dinner and an overnight stay. DAy 6: We make our way south via the pretty conservation town of Stamford to the south coast, where we join our taxis and complete our journey home. 16 August 2020

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DAy 2: After breakfast we continue north, entering Scotland at Gretna Green and making a short stop to visit the Old Blacksmith Shop, where you can see the original wedding room and the famous anvil – the site of runaway marriages since 1753. We continue on through the Borders and reach our hotel in New Lanark late afternoon.

DAy 4: A free day for you to enjoy this remarkable World Heritage Site, a unique 18th Century mill village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde. This was the work of social pioneer, Robert Owen who provided for his workers decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system and the first workplace nursery school in the world! See recreated millworkers’ houses, historic working machinery and don’t miss the lovely walk along the river to the ‘Falls of Clyde’ waterfalls. There is a mill shop selling locally made textiles and a pleasant café, and your ticket includes the Annie Mcleod Experience – a journey back through time as mill girl Annie reveals the amazing story of her life and times in New Lanark in 1820. Alternatively, you could join your driver for an afternoon mystery drive.

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7 Days from

the enchanted Forest

£659

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

Enchanted Forest Drumlanrig Castle Light Lunch Day 2 Distillery Tour & Tasting

DAy 4: This morning is free in Perth. You might like to visit Scone Palace (entrance 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.

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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! 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.

BlAck wAtcH MuseuM

Half Board

Glamis Castle Black Watch Museum Excursions as Listed

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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.

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

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. 25 October 2020 G2033

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FAlkiRk wHeel

8 Days from

£785

Heart of scotland

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Based at our four-star hotel ideally situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh, we explore the delights of the Heart of Scotland. We have a day in the wild and beautiful Trossachs National Park including a boat trip on Loch Katrine; explore the history of the area at New Lanark Mill, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia; take a guided tour of Glasgow and visit the Falkirk Wheel and the remarkable Kelpies.

Half Board National Memorial Arboretum New Lanark Mill Loch Katrine Cruise Falkirk Wheel

DAy 1: After our door to door taxi service has brought you to the coach, we make our way northwards and visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. This beautiful site was opened in 1997 and is home to 50,000 trees and over 200 memorials as a living tribute to the personal sacrifices made by the armed and civil services. We continue to our overnight hotel in the Lancashire area. DAy 2: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we continue north and cross into Scotland. We visit the World Heritage Site at New Lanark Mill, a beautifully restored 18th Century cotton mill village with a charming visitor centre. We then travel on to our hotel north east of Glasgow, arriving late afternoon.

DAy 4: This morning we travel to Stirling, with its impressive castle once home to Scottish kings, and a rich history interwoven with William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Scottish

DAy 5: A full day in Edinburgh today beginning with a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, steeped in history and filled with artefacts from the Royal Collection, 30 years after it was finally decommissioned. The rest of the day is free in central Edinburgh, where you might stroll along Princes Street, Castle Hill or relax in the Princes Street Gardens below the castle. DAy 6: Today we travel the short distance into Glasgow where we have a guided tour by coach seeing all the main sights including the university and the cathedral. This is followed by a free afternoon for your own exploration. DAy 7: Departing our hotel, we make our way to the east coast and then travel through Northumberland with a stop in the pretty town of Alnwick. We continue south to our overnight hotel.

12 July 2020

Glasgow Guided Tour Royal Yacht Britannia Excursions as Listed DAy 8: We continue our journey south making refreshment stops along the way and arrive in the local area early evening. We then meet our taxis for the final part of the journey home. Please note: *Overnight hotels may supply single or sole use rooms for solo travellers.

The Doubletree Hilton Westerwood Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is set in acres of grounds and woodland with views of the Campsie Hills, perfectly placed between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The hotel has comfortable lounge areas and leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and spa treatment rooms. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.doubletree3.hilton.com

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£785

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DAy 3: We spend the day in Rob Roy McGregor country - the Trossachs National Park. We begin by travelling to Loch Katrine where we board the steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ for a one-hour leisurely cruise. We are in Callandar over lunch before travelling past mysterious lochs and through dramatic countryside up via Lochearnhead and along Glen Dochart and Glen Falloch. Finally we drive down the western shore of Loch Lomond and have a stop in Luss, before returning to our hotel.

independence. The castle perches on a long extinct volcano and the cobbled streets of Stirling’s Old Town boast a number of pleasant shops. This afternoon we make our way to the Falkirk Wheel to see this remarkable feat of engineering. We have a trip on the canal and will be lifted 115 feet by this giant wheel which replaces 11 locks, and is the pride of the Scottish Waterways. We also have views of the magnificent Kelpies, the world’s largest equine structures.


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8 Days from

Atholl Palace & Historic scotland

£899

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Pitlochry is a bustling town in the heart of Scotland and a wonderful base from which to travel through the wild and wonderful Scottish scenery. This area is rich in history and we tread in the footsteps of Scottish and English kings and queens as we visit Scone Palace, Glamis Castle and Drumlanrig Castle on the Scottish border. We also visit Edinburgh for some shopping or sightseeing, Discovery Point to see Scott’s Antarctic Ship and still have time for you to explore Blair Castle, taste some whisky, or buy some souvenirs, all from the wonderful four-star Atholl Palace Hotel.

AtHoll PAlAce

DAy 1: A fairly early start is required today to make our way via Oxford and the motorways to our overnight hotel in the Lake District/Carlisle area.

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DAy 2: After breakfast we make our way over the border into Scotland and travel via Dumfries to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. Time will be given for you to visit both the house and gardens of this magical pink 300-year-old castle perched above the Nith Valley and we have included a lunch of soup and sandwiches. We continue our journey through Dumfries and Galloway to Pitlochry. DAy 3: A free day to explore the busy town of Pitlochry, or just relax and enjoy your surroundings. Within walking distance you have Blair Athol distillery, the Pitlochry Dam Visitors Centre with its fish ladder on the River Tummel, the Pitlochry Explorer’s Garden and much more. DAy 4: We travel west to Dundee and make our

way to Discovery Point where you can see and explore Scott’s Antarctic Ship, The Discovery. This is an excellent presentation telling the tale of the most heroic voyage and exploration ever undertaken. Alternatively, you might like to visit the V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum (FOC). Please note there may not be time to visit both. We then make our way to Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After free time for lunch, there is a guided tour of this majestic house and then time to enjoy the tranquil gardens before returning to the hotel. DAy 5: Today we travel the short distance to Perth for lunch and sightseeing. We then visit Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings. You will have ample time to discover this unique house and learn stories of Mary Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette as well as Robert the Bruce and Charles II. Time will also allow you to visit the ornate gardens and Pinetum.

Half Board Drumlanrig Castle Scone Palace Glamis Castle Discovery Point Excursions as Listed DAy 7: Travelling south to Edinburgh, we drop you in the centre where there will be free time to enjoy the city. After lunch we travel south across the Pentland Hills and across the border into England to our overnight hotel in the Newcastle/Durham area. DAy 8: We make our way down the Great North Road making several stops for refreshments and cross the Thames at Dartford before returning to the south coast, where our ever faithful taxis are waiting to take us home. Please note: *Overnight hotels may supply single or sole use rooms for solo travellers.

Atholl Palace HHHH This privately-owned four-star hotel lies at the end of a sweeping drive overlooking wooded parkland grounds on the outskirts of Pitlochry. Elegant and spacious lounges are decorated in keeping with the fine Victorian Gothic architecture of the building. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. For leisure there is a fresh spring water indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym, and a pitch and putt course. The hotel has a lift. www.athollpalace.com

DAy 6: A free day or a day of options. Your driver is available to either take you via Loch Tummel to Queen’s View and to Blair Castle, the House of Bruar (a shopping outlet), The Falls of Bruar (a 20-minute walk to a spectacular waterfall), or take a taxi to the Edradour Brewery (entrances extra). 17 May 2020 G2022

£899

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HigHlAnd cAttle

7 Days from

£745

wildlife in the cairngorms

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Join us on this beautiful tour to the stunning Cairngorm region of Scotland and stay at one of our favourite Scottish hotels. The Grant Arms bills itself as ‘The Wildlife Hotel’ and their commitment to providing an informative and comfortable base for the discovery of the local plant and animal life is second to none. We are given a tour of the Rothiemurchus Estate by an experienced ranger, take a wildlife cruise on the Moray Firth and climb to the top of Cairn Gorm on the UK’s highest mountain railway. DAy 1: Leaving the south coast early in the morning we make our way north with suitable refreshment stops along the way, reaching our overnight hotel in Cumbria in time for dinner. DAy 2: We continue up through Scotland and visit Stirling, where the castle perches on an extinct volcano and the cobbled streets of the old town are filled with pleasant shops and cafés. We then travel up past Perth on our way to the Cairngorms National Park and our hotel in Grantown-on-Spey to be greeted with tea and biscuits.

DAy 4: A short drive to Aviemore brings us to the Cairngorm Funicular Railway** and a ride to the summit of Cairn Gorm. We experience stunning views from the Ptarmigan Top Station at 1,097 metres above sea level, making this the

DAy 5: Today is free in Grantown-on-Spey. The hotel is proud to be the base for the Bird Watching & Wildlife Club, and you can take advantage of the wealth of material available in the BWWC’s Club Room and Natural History Library. There are various local walks suggested in the gorgeous surrounding area. Alternatively, you could take the local bus to Inverness or Aviemore to explore the areas in more detail. DAy 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way south and cross the Firth of Forth to enjoy a short time in the centre of Edinburgh. We continue our journey past Berwick-uponTweed and along the Northumbrian coast to our overnight hotel. DAy 7: We continue homewards, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach the local area early evening to meet our waiting taxis. 21 September 2020

Rothiemurchus Estate Dolphin Spirit Cruise Cairngorm Railway Excursions as Listed Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. *Overnight hotels may supply single or sole use rooms for solo travellers. **If the Cairngorm Funicular is not running, we will take a local heritage train trip.

Grant Arms Hotel HHH Situated in the heart of Grantown-on-Spey, this lovely three-star hotel offers modern comforts while retaining a traditional Victorian character. The award-winning restaurant prides itself on its traditional Scottish dishes sourced from local produce, and the hotel has a dedicated area showcasing the amazing local flora and fauna with wildlife enthusiasts listing daily sightings of birds and animals in the area. There is a comfortable lounge and bar, a high-ceilinged restaurant and bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.grantarmshotel.com

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DAy 3: This morning we drive to Inverness Marina and board the Dolphin Spirit for a 75minute wildlife cruise along the gorgeous Moray Firth coastline hopefully seeing otters, seals, red kites, ospreys, herons and the resident bottlenose dolphins. The afternoon is free in Inverness, which boasts a host of historic buildings notably in the old town and a delightful Victorian covered market. Take a stroll past Inverness Castle (not open to the public) and St Andrews Cathedral on the River Ness, or take the open-top bus tour (not included).

UK’s highest mountain railway. In the afternoon we visit the Rothiemurchus Estate, where we have the services of a ranger to accompany us on a coach safari to get the best views of the estate, which stretches from the River Spey to the summit of Braeriach, Britain’s third highest mountain. There will be opportunities to get close to the resident highland cattle and beautiful red deer. Tonight we have a wildlife film, talk or quiz at our hotel.

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lewis & the scottish Highlands

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Join us on this tour through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Scottish Highlands, which we explore by road, rail and on water. As well as castles, lochs and awe-inspiring scenery, we have included a two-night stay on Lewis, the largest island of the Outer Hebrides.

Door to Door Service

DAy 1: Having been picked up by taxi from your door, you join your tour coach and we make our way northward to the Sunderland area and our overnight hotel.

Lewis Guided Tour

DAy 2: We have a long and very scenic journey today, with plenty of places to stop for refreshments. We travel north and cross into Scotland. We soon join the picturesque A9 which takes us across the Grampian Mountains and into the Cairngorms National Park. Passing Inverness, we drive along Beauly Firth to the Priory Hotel for a four-night stay. DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we enjoy another beautiful drive, along the northern shore of Cromarty Firth into Sutherland and Dunrobin Castle. This most northerly of Scotland’s great houses resembles a French château, and is the historic home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. We have time to explore the state rooms, the formal gardens and the Victorian museum. There may also be a falconry display.

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DAy 4: We enjoy one of the world’s finest coast to coast rail journeys as we travel from Dingwall to the Kyle of Lochalsh on a two-hour journey through some of Scotland’s most rugged and spectacular scenery. Keep an eye out for Ben Wyvis just after Dingwall and before the wild mountainscape between Lochs Luichart and Carron. Then through Plockton and on to the Kyle of Lochalsh with the Isle of Skye just over the water. After some free time, we are met by our coach for an equally picturesque journey

Half Board Dunrobin Castle Loch Ness Cruise Kyle Line Railway

back to Beauly through Glen Sheil and Glen Moriston, and along Loch Ness. DAy 5: After a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to Inverness, which boasts a host of historic buildings, notably in the old town, and a delightful Victorian covered market. In the afternoon we make our way down to Loch Ness where we have a one-hour cruise to search for Nessie before returning to our hotel via Drumnadrochit, for views of Urquhart Castle. DAy 6: We leave Beauly and take the latemorning ferry from Ullapool over to the Isle of Lewis. We arrive at around 2pm and transfer to our hotel on the edge of Stornoway, our home for the next two nights. You could enjoy a quiet Sunday walk around the pretty harbour before dinner at our hotel. DAy 7: Today we have a local guide for our tour of Lewis, the most northerly island of the Hebrides and the largest of the Outer Hebrides. Lewis has a history that goes back thousands of years and ancient stone circles and standing stones can be found everywhere. On the west coast stands the awesome collection of stone circles and rows of standing stones called the ‘Hebrides Stonehenge’. We also venture into the moorland interior, where peat is still cut for fuel and see traditional croft dwellings. DAy 8: Our early crossing this morning back to Ullapool takes just under three hours. We then drive across to Loch Ness and down the western shore, along Loch Lochy, past Ben Nevis and 09 June 2020

Excursions as Listed through the gorgeous scenery of Glencoe. We then cross the top of the Trossachs National Park and continue down to Stirling, where we have a one-night stay. DAy 9: We travel southward via the motorway, crossing into England at Gretna Green. We continue to our overnight hotel in Lancashire. DAy 10: We continue down the country, with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area and our taxis in the evening.

Priory Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is ideally located to the west of Inverness along the shores of the Beauly Firth, in the attractive town square of Beauly. It is a traditional building but has been tastefully modernised and has a pleasant open plan dining area and a lift. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. www.priory-hotel.com

Cabarfeidh Hotel HHHH This modern four-star hotel on the outskirts of Stornoway is the highest graded hotel on the Isle of Lewis and has pleasant gardens. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.cabarfeidh-hotel.co.uk

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8 Days from

inner Hebrides - iona, Mull & skye

£1059

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Due to many requests, we have designed a holiday to take in the mysterious and beautiful isles of the Inner Hebrides. Our programme gives you two nights on both Mull and Skye, allowing time to explore the magnificent scenery and breathtaking geological features which make up the islands. We also visit the tranquil Isle of Iona.

Door to Door Service

DAy 1: Having been picked up by taxi from your door, you join your tour coach and we make our way northward to Carlisle and our hotel.

positioned on a cliff top overlooking the Sound of Mull, before reaching our hotel for a twonight stay.

Isle of Iona

DAy 2: Leaving our hotel, we soon cross into Scotland by way of Gretna Green, travelling north and having a stop in Stirling, home to the National Wallace Monument. We continue to our overnight hotel in Pitlochry.

DAy 6: A scenic exploration around Mull, known for its wildlife, is enhanced with a foot passenger crossing to the legendary Isle of Iona, burial place of 48 Scottish kings and the abbey originally founded by St. Columbia (entrance not included).

DAy 3: A wonderful drive today as we travel along the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, along Loch Laggan and Loch Lochy with a stop in Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness over lunch. We continue towards Kyle of Lochalsh, to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, where we have included entrance. Then over the Skye Bridge, the gateway to this majestic isle, to reach our hotel for a two-night stay.

DAy 5: We take the morning crossing from Armadale to Mallaig on the mainland and travel south along the ‘Road to the Isles’, past Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, to Lochaline for an afternoon crossing to Fishnish on the Isle of Mull. We visit Duart Castle, spectacularly

All Ferry Crossings Duart Castle Eilean Donan Castle Excursions as Listed

Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa HHH A three-star hotel in a spectacular location on the crescent of Craignure Bay with gardens stretching to the water’s edge. Facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but a few ground floor rooms are available (seaview with a supplement). www.crerarhotels.com

DAy 8: Today we complete our journey homeward, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Please note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile.

Dunollie Hotel HHH This three-star hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a pleasant waterfront location on Broadford Bay. The restaurant, on a lower floor accessed by stairs, has views across the water. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift. www.bespokehotels.com ionA

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DAy 4: A full day excursion around Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, and home to some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring landscapes of Scotland. We travel via the stunning Cuillin Hills and visit the island’s main town of Portree, set around a pretty natural harbour bustling with fishing boats and pleasure craft.

DAy 7: We leave Mull by the morning crossing to Oban and begin our journey southward, travelling through the Trossachs National Park and along the western shore of Loch Lomond. Our overnight stay is in the Sunderland/Newcastle area.

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7 Days from

£849

killarney & the Ring of kerry

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We return to Ireland for a classic tour taking in the spectacular Ring of Kerry and the glorious Dingle Peninsula. The Killarney Plaza Hotel is very popular with our regular customers and Killarney is the perfect base from which to explore this corner of the Emerald Isle. DAy 4: We have a guided tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, or as it is better known, the spectacular Ring of Kerry. The stunning drive provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland, and a landscape carved out of rock in the last ice age. Breathtaking scenery of glorious beaches beneath towering cliffs, high wild moorlands and dramatic lakes set in velvet mountains. We have included entrance to Kerry Bog Village, for an insight into life in the 18th Century during the famine years. We also stop at Waterville overlooking Ballingskelligs Bay and the pretty village of Sneem. dingle

DAy 1: We travel across into Wales making stops for refreshments and a short visit to Llangollen before arriving in Caernarfon and our overnight hotel.

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DAy 2: We travel to Holyhead for the early crossing to Dublin, having breakfast on board. From here we continue to Killarney via Portlaoise and Limerick to our hotel. DAy 3: A full day guided tour of the Dingle Peninsula, which stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs and sandy beaches. For lunch we stop in Dingle, the only town on the peninsula. Our tour will go as far as Slea Head and return via Tralee.

DAy 5: A free day for you to explore the town of Killarney. You could take a lake cruise on board the ‘Lily of Killarney’, have a ride on a traditional jaunting cart, or visit Muckross House, one of Ireland’s foremost stately homes with folk and farm museums and beautiful gardens. (Entrances not included.) DAy 6: Leaving Killarney, we travel to Blarney and its famous castle where a stop will be made, not only for those wishing to kiss the stone, but to visit Ireland’s largest craft market. We stop in New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, with costumed guides and themed exhibitions, it provides a worldclass insight into the emigrant experience. We continue to Wexford and our overnight hotel. 06 June 2020

Half Board Dingle Guided Tour Kerry Guided Tour Kerry Bog Village Dunbrody Famine Ship Excursions as Listed DAy 7: A short drive takes us to Rosslare for the ferry to Fishguard. The drive home takes us through South Wales and over the Severn Bridge, making refreshment stops en route.

Killarney Plaza Hotel HHHH (Ireland) Located in the heart of Killarney town, our fourstar hotel offers stylish and spacious surroundings with two bars and a leisure complex which includes indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, WiFi, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.killarneyplaza.com

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7 Days from

connemara, galway & Magical Mayo

£819

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This gorgeous area of the Emerald Isle is filled with rolling hills, dramatic coastline and mysterious lakes. Our base is Westport, a real Irish gem designed by James Wyatt in the 18th Century on the south-east corner of Clew Bay. Our excursions take us around Mayo and Connemara, and we finish with a glorious afternoon in the capital, Dublin. Our hotel in Westport stages entertainment every evening including music, bingo, quizzes and other themed events. the Carrowbeg River, or visit Westport House, home to the Brown family for over 300 years, with a history of piracy entwined. (Entrance not included.) DAy 4: We make our way to Galway City, famous for its maritime history, and in 2020 the European Capital of Culture. This afternoon enjoy one of the highlights of the tour, a lovely 90-minute lake cruise aboard the Corrib Princess, with full commentary and tasty tea and scones. conneMARA

DAy 1: After being picked up from your door by taxi, we travel by coach across country making suitable refreshment stops along the way, reaching our overnight hotel in Abergele, North Wales in time for dinner.

DAy 3: Why not begin your free day in Westport by taking full advantage of the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities, or enjoying a relaxing read in the conservatory. You could explore Westport, with its graceful tree-lined streets overlooking

DAy 6: Leaving Westport today it’s time to head back to Dublin. We cross the country arriving at lunchtime and the afternoon is free for you to explore Ireland’s beautiful and historic capital. Our final night is spent at the Stillorgan Park Hotel, just south of the 13 September 2020 city centre.

Kylemore Abbey Corrib Princess Cruise Tea & Scones Day 4 Excursions as Listed DAy 7: An early start is required today as we board our ferry from Dublin and enjoy breakfast on board as we travel back to Holyhead. Our drive home takes us through North Wales and into England. We return to the local area early evening to meet our ever-faithful taxis waiting to take us home.

Castlecourt Hotel HHHH (Ireland)  Our four-star hotel is centrally located in the town of Westport, County Mayo, and has an excellent leisure complex including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to all floors. www.castlecourthotel.ie

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DAy 2: An early start as we travel to Holyhead for our morning crossing to Dublin, having breakfast on board. We continue west into Co. Roscommon, and over to the west coast to the charming town of Westport, our base for the next four nights.

DAy 5: We head along the shores of Clew Bay, with breathtaking views of the islands and Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain. We continue through the haunting beauty of the Doo Lough Valley, a long lake set amongst the Sheefy Hills and the steep slopes of the Mwelerea Mountains to the village of Leenaun. We take the coast road to Killary Harbour, at the start of Ireland’s only fjord. We then have a visit to Kylemore Abbey, a neogothic castle mirrored in its own lake, which was originally owned by a millionaire and is now run by Benedictine nuns.

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7 Days from

châteaux & gardens of the loire

£999

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The Loire Valley with its historic châteaux, vineyards, gardens and rolling countryside, is one of France’s loveliest and most interesting regions. There are countless estates nestled in the forests of Sologne, and we visit the Châteaux at Ambois, Blois and at Chenonceau, with its beautiful Catherine Medici Garden; enjoy a barge cruise and a wine tasting as we soak up the beautiful scenery and historic atmosphere, all from our base in Tours.

Half Board Chartres Cathedral Tour Château of Blois Château Royal d’Amboise Chenonceau Château Tours Guided Tour

DAy 1:  We enjoy the Woods door to door pick up service, before meeting our coach and travelling to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We travel across France with suitable refreshment stops to our overnight hotel in Lisieux, in the heart of the Normandy countryside. DAy 2: Leaving Lisieux after breakfast, we travel to Chartres, a beautiful town of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, dominated by the two-spired Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres. Built in the 13th Century, this is the finest Gothic cathedral in France and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. We have a one-hour tour of the cathedral before free time in the town. In the afternoon we continue our journey reaching Tours and our hotel late afternoon.

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DAy 3:  Today we travel to Amboise, the childhood home of Charles VIII and the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci. The town is perched on the southern bank of the Loire and is overlooked by the magnificent 15th Century château, which we will explore. We move on to Vouvray, famous for its beautiful dry, semi-dry, sweet and sparkling wines, and enjoy a 45minute wine cellar tour of Château Gaudrelle in the heart of the Loire Valley.

DAy 4:  This morning we travel to Blois, where we visit the Royal Château of Blois, the handsome former seat of the Dukes of Orléans, and residence to seven kings and ten queens of France. Blois is formed by four wings around a central courtyard, each with different architectural styles – medieval, Gothic, early Renaissance and Classical. There is also a very fine art collection. After a little free time in the town to stroll among the twisting medieval streets, historic buildings, pretty squares and cafés, we return for free time in Tours. DAy 5:  We visit one of the world’s most famous châteaux, Chenonceau. Set in 70 hectares of park with landscaped gardens and forests on either side of the River Cher, the château with its stylised moat, turrets and 16th Century towers is everything a fairy-tale castle should be. We begin in Chisseaux, boarding a traditional barge for a 50-minute cruise on the River Cher, passing beneath the arches of the Château. We then have time to explore the château and the glorious gardens including the Catherine Medici Garden and the Daine de Poitiers Garden. DAy 6:  We have a day to enjoy Tours, starting with a 2-hour guided walking tour strolling by the Archbishop’s Palace, Saint-Gatien’s 19 July 2020

Barge Trip Wine Tasting Excursions as Listed Cathedral, through the French Gardens and along the narrow pedestrian streets with timber façades in the Old City. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure. DAy 7: After an early start, we travel up through France, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, to Calais for the short sea crossing to Dover. We then continue homewards meeting our taxis in the evening. Please note: Audio guides are available at the châteaux at a charge of approx. €3.50 each.

Novotel Tours Centre HHHH (France)  Our modern four-star hotel is located in the centre of Tours, within walking distance of the main shopping street, as well as the excellent tramway system allowing easy travel down to the old town by the River Loire. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and a small fitness room. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.novotel.com

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gateway to Provence - The Camargue,

The Rhône Valley & The Saône

£1599

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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.

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. .

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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.

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7 Days from

£1199

cruising the seine

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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.

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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 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 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. 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.

Full Board on MS Seine Princess 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

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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.

dutch tulip River Cruise

£707

INCLUSIONS

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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service 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 Channel crossing. We make our way to Antwerp and join the MS Beethoven at for 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: Early in the morning 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.

MS Botticelli  

MS Beethoven   

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

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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

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Middle Deck £75 Upper Deck £85

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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.

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.


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trams, Boats & Bulbs

£515

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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.

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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

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£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 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. 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 (Netherlands)  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

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5 Days from

‘little switzerland’ & Springtime in Vianden

£449

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service 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.

4 Days from

£429

Beautiful Bruges & Ypres

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Bed & Breakfast In Flanders Field Museum

Considered to be one of the Excursions as Listed best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, life in Bruges centres around the market square, bordered by guildhalls and towered over by the magnificent 13th Century belfry. Take a horsedrawn carriage ride, take a boat ride along the dreamy canals or discover historic churches, picturesque cobbled streets and of course, those irresistible chocolate shops. DAy 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Folkestone where we join the Eurotunnel to Calais. We continue through France and into Belgium arriving at our hotel in Bruges midafternoon. DAy 2: A day in the beautiful city of Ypres. From 1914 for four years Ypres was shelled and reduced to ruins. The rebuilding of the city took more than 40 years, but it is now as beautiful as it was before the war with much to offer outside its war history. We have an included visit to the remarkable In Flanders Field Museum located within Cloth Hall in the centre of the town. DAy 3: A free day to explore Bruges.

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.

DAy 4: We depart Bruges after breakfast and head to the coast and Ostend, Belgium’s most popular seaside resort. After lunch we begin the return journey to Calais and the Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone, before continuing to the local area arriving by mid evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.

Grand Hotel de Vianden HHH (Luxembourg) 

Please note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile.

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

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£449

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

Academie Hotel HHHH (Belgium)  Our four-star hotel is situated in the historic ‘golden triangle’ of Bruges, just 50 metres from the famous Minnewater (Lake of Love). All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and kettle. The hotel boasts easy access on foot to the city centre. The hotel has a lift, small gym, breakfast room and bar. www.hotelacademie.be 11 September 2020

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£429

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

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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.

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Valkenburg, Monschau & Aachen special

£419

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Drinks Package* Excursions as Listed

This is a perfect winter getaway 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 we visti medieval Liege. DAy 3: Today we travel to Aachen, a German spa city full of beautiful fountains to discover. This afternoon we visit the pretty town of Monschau, located on the river below the Eifel Hills. 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.

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Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham. *Drinks package includes: Free bar (three hours per night daily on selected brands), one music night, entrance to Holland Casino, 50% discount on hotel wellness facilities.

Hotel Walram HHH (Netherlands)  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

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5 Days from

Medieval Monschau

£595

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Monschau is the cultural centre Aachen Guided Tour of the Eifel mountain region Rursee lake cruise and one of the most popular Wine tasting locations in the area. Its Excursions as Listed romantic half-timbered houses sit within ancient walls in an idyllic medieval town. This charming picture-postcard town is simply breath-taking. DAy 1: Following collection from home, we travel to Calais for the short sea crossing, arriving in Monschau and the Michel & Friends Hotel in time for dinner. DAy 2: We spend the morning driving through the picturesque Eifel National Park, where the countryside is amazingly unspoilt, one of the most beautiful areas in Western Germany. Enjoy time at leisure in Bad Münstereifel, a charming town with timbered buildings and views over the area. DAy 3: This morning, visit Aachen, the ancient capital of the Frankish Empire, with a guided walking tour taking in the history of the city. Later, cross the border into Holland with a visit to medieval Valkenburg with its famous caves hewn into the rock creating a magical atmosphere. DAy 4: We head to the northern part of the Eifel National Park, to its largest lake, the tranquil Rursee, and enjoy a boat ride travelling along the length of the lake before continuing to the Ahr valley. The valley is one of Germany’s most prominent wine growing regions and we visit Ahweiler for free time, a visit to the wine museum and a tasting in Mayschoss. DAy 5: Begin the return journey via Calais and P&O Ferries to Dover before travelling on to the local area and home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Michel & Friends Hotel HHHH (Germany) Situated in a quiet location by a pretty stream and close to the centre of Monschau, the Michel & Friends Hotel is a modern and welcoming hotel with indoor pool, sauna, skittle alley and lift. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer. www.michel-hotels.com 12 October 2020

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9 Days from

£1919

classical Rhine River cruise

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

From Switzerland to The Netherlands, we cruise along one of the most important and attractive rivers in Europe. Delight in the panorama of the myth-enshrouded Middle Rhine Valley, take a detour along the romantic Moselle and explore some of the pretty towns along the way. DAy 1: We make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then across France and on to our overnight hotel near Saarbrucken. DAy 2: We continue our journey to Basel, and board the Amadeus Queen in the afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner and setting sail for Strasbourg.

Cochem, where the magnificent castle dominates the landscape. There is an optional tour with wine tasting or you could simply stroll through the narrow streets among halftimbered housing soaking up the atmosphere. During dinner we cruise toward Cologne.

DAy 4: Before breakfast, we arrive in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Speyer, where the morning is free or there is an optional guided walking tour of the historic centre. We then cruise along the Rhine to Mannheim where there is an optional excursion to Heidelberg.

DAy 8: By lunchtime we arrive in Hoorn, the picturesque Dutch town where you can start on an optional excursion to Amsterdam. Those remaining on board will discover the beauty of the Dutch waterways as the ship glides towards the capital, remaining docked for the evening.

DAy 5: Two charming stops today. In the morning we have Rüdesheim, a town well known for its wine making. There is an optional tour to the Mechanical Music Museum before we depart to cruise the most beautiful section of the river – the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Shortly after, we arrive in Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns.

DAy 9:  We disembark after breakfast and travel though Belgium and into France. We have an afternoon crossing to Dover, and then we make our way to the local area to meet our taxis. Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, Amadeus and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. Some steps may be necessary to embark/disembark at different stops. Details 12 September 2020

Half Board Overnight Hotels Gourmet Dining Amadeus Queen (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Midnight Snack) Drinks Package Onboard* 24-Hour Coffee/Tea Station Entertainment Onboard Services of Woods Tour Escort and prices of optional tours shown in the itinerary will be sent to you closer to the date of departure. *The drinks package is onboard only, and includes free-flow wine, draft beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner.

Amadeus Queen  Our beautiful ship was built in 2018 and has four decks offering panoramic restaurant, bar/lounge, river terrace, sun deck, indoor pool, fitness room, hair salon, massage room and gift shop. There are different grades of stateroom available, but all cabins are en-suite and have TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer and individual climate control. There is a lift, but this does not serve the sundeck. Onboard entertainment includes lectures, cooking demonstrations and live music. www.amadeus-rivercruises.co.uk

AMAdeus Queen

E2021

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Sole Use Cabin: Price on Request 

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DAy 3: We cruise into the Alsace region of France and reach Strasbourg during breakfast. We have an included guided tour of the city this morning, and this afternoon you could explore independently, or there is an optional excursion along the Alsace wine route.

DAy 7: Our morning is spent in the vibrant city of Cologne, with its rich cultural history and many world-famous sights, including the wonderful cathedral. There is an optional walking tour to get some historic insight into the city. We spend the afternoon cruising and this evening the captain invites you to a Gala Dinner, full of tasty regional dishes.

DAy 6: An early departure takes us on a detour onto the Moselle River to the little town of

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8 Days from

£799

springtime in Austria

AndRÉ Rieu

4 Days from

£649

André Rieu in Cologne

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

This year we are pleased to offer a tour which visits Aachen, explores Monschau and includes a spectacular concert from the King of Waltz himself – André Rieu. We have the highest category tickets and it promises to be an evening which will create memories for a lifetime!

Three Breakfasts

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 St. Wolfgang Walking Tour Excursions as Listed

Two Dinners at Hotel One Dinner in Cologne André Rieu Concert (Category 1 Ticket) Aachen Guided Tour Monschau Guided Tour Roman Glassworks 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. 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 1: We have an early start by taxi, and then by coach we make our way to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel to Calais. We continue through France and Belgium and into Germany, reaching Aachen and our hotel in time for dinner.

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 2: This morning we enjoy a guided walking tour of Aachen, with its old town houses, historic palaces, beautiful cathedral and pleasant squares. In the afternoon we make our way to Cologne for an early restaurant dinner. Tonight we have the highlight of the tour as André Rieu and his orchestra take to the stage at the Lanxess Arena.

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 (not included).

DAy 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Monschau, nestled in the rugged Eifel landscape. We have a guided walking tour with a local guide followed by free time to explore this beautiful historic city. Stroll through the narrow winding streets bordered with half-timbered façades before visiting the Roman Glassworks where we discover the ancient craft of glassblowing. We return to our hotel for dinner.

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DAy 4: After breakfast, we travel back to Calais, with suitable refreshment stops, for our Eurotunnel to Folkestone. We continue to the local area to meet our taxis arriving home late evening.

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 (not included). DAy 7: After breakfast commence the return journey to the overnight hotel near Saarbrücken. DAy 8: Continue home via Calais and Eurotunnel and on to the local area, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.

Please note: Special seating for the concert cannot be requested. Dinners are set menu throughout.

Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Novotel Aachen HHHH (Germany)

Hotel Försterhof HHHH (Austria)

Our four-star modern hotel is a 15-minute walk from the historic centre and Aachen Cathedral. It boasts a restaurant, bar, terrace, fitness room, steam bath and a lift. Bedrooms have air-conditioning, TV, telephone, WiFi, minibar, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. www.accorhotels.com

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

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Twin/Double for Sole Use £145

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7 Days from

£739

gentle walking: Austrian tyrol

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

The Wilder Kaiser Region is one of the most scenic and gentle walking areas in the Alps. A qualified walking guide will lead you to some of the most picturesque spots in the Kitzbühel Alps. Discover wildly wonderful Kundl Gorge, romantic Kaiserbach Valley and experience culinary highlights as well as Tyrolean traditions.

Walking Guide for 2½ Days Half Board Snack on Day 3 Cheese Tasting

Rübezahl Alm Mountain Inn (1172m up and popular with international celebrities) we enjoy a local speciality – a ‘Speckjause’ (smoked bacon snack). Finally, we walk 20 minutes to the middle station and take the gondola back down the valley.

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DAy 2: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we continue southwards through Germany, crossing into Austria and reaching the Tyrol and our hotel in Kirchberg late afternoon for a fournight stay. DAy 3: We meet our walking guide at the hotel and head to Ellmau, where we ascend to the summit of the Hartkaiser Mountain (1530m) by gondola lift. We follow the Rübezahl path which is about 1½km long and is lined with 22 carved wooden figures, all created by a local innkeeper with his chainsaw! At the traditional

Kundl Gorge Entrance Road Train Farmhouse Museum Excursions as Listed

DAy 4: Our guide takes us for about one hour along the shady path to the Griesener Alm (1024m), gateway to the awe-inspiring, romantic world of the Kaiserbach Valley. After a refreshment stop, we visit the Tyrolean Show Dairy for a cheese tasting and then it is roughly one hour to walk back to the coach.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Twin rooms in Austria have two individually made up mattresses in a single frame. Excursions are subject to local weather conditions. Other Gentle Walking tours can be found on pages 16 & 17.

DAy 5: After a hearty breakfast we join our guide on an exciting walk through the Kundl Gorge. We reach the entrance of the gorge on a small road train, before enjoying approximately one hour walking along the 3km path which winds its way through the dramatic rockfaces along the roaring Wildschönauer River. After time for refreshments we visit Wildschönau Farmhouse Museum which contains over 1200 local artefacts dating back to 1795.

Our four-star family-run hotel, situated in the centre of Kirchberg, is decorated in traditional Austrian style, and boasts a sauna, steam bath, fitness room and relaxation room. The restaurant serves both international and Tyrolean cuisine. Bedrooms have a balcony and are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.roesslwirt-kirchberg.at

Hotel Rösslwirt HHHH (Austria) 

DAy 6: Sadly saying goodbye to Austria, we make our way back into Germany and our overnight hotel. DAy 7:  Departing after breakfast, we head for Calais for the short sea crossing to Dover. We continue to the local area and our ever-faithful taxis. 29 August 2020

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E2010

£739

Single Supplement £90

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DAy 1:  After our door to door service collects you from your home, we make our way to Dover to take the short sea crossing to Calais. From here we continue down through France and Belgium into Germany to our overnight hotel near Saarbrucken.

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swiss & italian lakes

£1085

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Combining the majesty of the Swiss Alps and the beauty of the Italian Lakes, the stunning Swiss Canton of Ticino is a mix of palm-lined lakes and sharp mountain peaks. Ticino is one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland, but the native language is Italian and the combination of Swiss efficiency and hospitality, with Italian charm and cuisine makes this an unforgettable holiday destination.

Half Board Centovalli Railway Lugano Guided Tour Ticino Travel Card Excursions as Listed

DAy 1:  Following collection from home, we make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing over to France. We carry on through France to our overnight hotel for a one-night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

time to browse for souvenirs, sit by the lakeside, perhaps take a pedalo or motorboat on the lake and sail to the Italian border (not included).

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DAy 2:  We continue our journey to Bellinzona, with suitable stops along the way, reaching the Hotel & Spa Internazionale. Settle into our lovely hotel, or take an evening stroll through the medieval town.

DAy 5: Enjoy a day at leisure in historical Bellinzona. A must see is the majestic Castelgrande, accessed from the centre by a lift to experience a story book castle with amazing views. A Ticino Card is provided which gives you a discount on the lift, and also allows free travel further afield on the local trains and buses.

DAy 3: Travel south west to the beautiful shores of Lake Maggiore and the popular scenic town of Ascona for a wander along the picturesque waterfront and perhaps a coffee by the shore or an optional boat journey. Continue to nearby Locarno, a popular tourist destination to rest by the lake, sample one of the many restaurants or browse the attractive boutiques. For the more adventurous, take the train and cable car up to the Cardada viewing platform, hanging in space over the town with breath-taking 180-degree views through to the southern Italian end of the lake.

DAy 6: Travel back to Lake Maggiore and drive south along its shores to the lovely resort of Stresa across the Italian border. Explore the quaint town, or perhaps take a boat to the beautiful Borromean Islands situated just offshore (not included). The return journey starts with a local train from Stresa to Domodossola before changing to the famous Centovalli Railway, crossing its ‘hundred valleys’ with viaducts, amazing scenery and small villages. Journey back to Locarno where, after free time, we board the coach for the return journey back to the hotel.

DAy 4: Head south to the shores of the beautiful glacial Lake Lugano and the City of Lugano, sitting elegantly on its shore. Enjoy a short guided walk of the pretty historical city centre with its pastel coloured buildings, high end shops and elegant cafés, and the serene lake front and attractive gardens. Enjoy free

DAy 7:  After bidding a fond farewell to Bellinzona, we begin the journey home with an overnight stay en route. DAy 8:  We continue our journey north reaching Calais for our short sea crossing to Dover. Then we continue to the local 23 June 2020

area where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

The Hotel & Spa Internazionale HHH (Switzerland)  Located in the medieval capital of Ticino, Bellinzona, the recently renovated Hotel & Spa Internazionale offers views of both hills and castles. There is an attractive breakfast room, restaurant, and a spa area with sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation area. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, air-conditioning and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.hotel-internazionale.ch

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£1085

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Magnificent lake garda & Venice

£999

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Lake Garda is the largest and most enchanting of the Italian Lakes and has been a popular choice with holiday makers for over a century. Based in the northern part of the Lake in Riva Del Garda, surrounded by towering mountains and cliffs, we also visit the south, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and beautiful lakeside towns. Excursions include Venice and the Dolomites, plus an optional cruise on Lake Garda. DAy 4: Today we travel to the magnificent city of Venice, with its rich history evident in every square, from the exotic St Marks Basilica to the imposing Doge’s Palace. We travel to the city by boat and have time to explore the labyrinth of canals, bridges, elegant piazzas and beautiful churches. Spend the day enjoying the atmosphere of this truly remarkable and unique city. DAy 5: We journey into the spectacular North Italian Alps to experience the majestic scenery of this stunning mountain range. Venice

DAy 2:  We continue our journey into the mountains of Austria and across the Brenner Pass into Italy, arriving on the shores of Lake Garda and the Hotel Portici in time for a welcome drink, evening meal and a stay of six nights. DAy 3:  A free day to relax by the lake and explore the beautiful surroundings. Riva del Garda is a beautiful town to relax in, or you might like to take a boat across to the delightful town of Limone on the eastern shore (not included).

Welcome Drink Venice Transfer Boat Excursions as Listed Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Hotel Portici HHHH (Italy)   This welcoming and historic hotel is centrally located on the main piazza of Riva del Garda, within steps of all amenities and Lake Garda itself. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, minifridge and hairdryer. The hotel features a restaurant and bar with vaulted stone ceilings and outdoor seating area in the piazza. There is also a gym and spa, including steam bath and sauna. There is a lift. www.hotelportici.it

DAy 7: Another day at leisure, with time to take that boat trip or stroll along the lakeside. DAy 8: We leave Italy for the return drive across Austria and Germany to the overnight hotel arriving in time for our evening meal. DAy 9: We travel through France to Calais for a late afternoon ferry crossing to Dover before continuing the return journey to the local area, where our door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home. liMone

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E298

£999

Single Supplement £298

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DAy 1:  Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais. We continue through France to Germany and our overnight hotel in time for our evening meal.

DAy 6: Enjoy a leisurely coach excursion to the southern end of Lake Garda. An optional boat cruise on the lake is available for never to be forgotten views of the fjord-like scenery.

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diAno MARinA

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 Factory Tour Excursions as Listed

9 Days from

costa Brava & the little Yellow train of the Pyrenees

£905

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Little Yellow Train Cadaqués Guided Tour Excursions as Listed

Nestled between mountains and sea, the delightful coastal resort of Roses on the Costa Brava offers beaches and coves to be explored and a rich history to be discovered.

DAy 1: Following collection from home, drive to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais. Continue to Dijon and our overnight hotel.

DAy 1: Following collection from home, we travel via ferry crossing to the Dijon area of France for an overnight stay.

DAy 2: Continue to Italy, arriving at the Grand Hotel Diana Majestic in Diano Marina for our five-night stay.

DAy 2: Continue the journey to Roses on the Costa Brava and the Hotel Coral Platja for our six-night stay with a welcome drink tonight.

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 3: A relaxing drive to Cadaqués to enjoy a short guided tour and free time. Explore a maze of pretty, narrow streets tumbling down to the water and stylish art galleries mingled with souvenir shops, cafés and seafood restaurants.

DAy 4: Enjoy a day at leisure, making use of the hotel’s facilities or exploring the local coast.

DAy 4: Spend today relaxing in Roses. Enjoy the beach, explore the lovely old town or perhaps take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat for a scenic view of the coastline.

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 5: Travel to Villefranche-de-Conflent to board the famous Little Yellow Train to Latour-de-Carol. The journey is a three-hour climb from the valley of the Têt River through the stunning scenery of the Pyrenees.

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

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£890

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DAy 6: Barcelona is waiting to be discovered today. Start with a stroll along the wide promenade of Las Ramblas, explore the narrow alleyways, boutique shops, famous Gaudi architecture and tapas bars. DAy 7: Another free day at leisure to enjoy the Roses resort. DAy 8: It’s time to leave the Hotel Coral Platja and travel back through Spain to our overnight hotel in France. DAy 9: We continue to the port for our ferry crossing back to the UK and continue to the local area and home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Hotel Coral Platja HHH (Spain)   Our hotel is perfectly located on the beachfront, is within walking distance of the centre of Roses, and has bar, restaurant, terrace and swimming pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, fridge, air-conditioning and hairdryer. The hotel has two lifts. www.prestigehotels.com 23 May 2020

E295

£905

Single Supplement £180


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10 Days from

Highlights of the Basque country

£1399

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

This remarkable tour includes explorations of the Basque and Rioja Country, as we travel to historic towns, sleepy villages, taste wine, cheese and local cuisine, and soak up the unique atmosphere of this beautiful region.

Door to Door Service

DAy 1:  Following collection from home, travel to Portsmouth/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.)

Burgos Guided Tour

DAy 2:  After a lunchtime arrival in Santander we are met by our guide and transfer to our hotel in Laguardia. DAy 3:  A day out in the world-famous wine region of La Rioja, passing through extensive vineyards and making stops on the Pilgrim Road, the first being at the town of Najera. Then we head for Santo Domingo de la Calzada, for more stories of the ‘Camino’ and free time for lunch. In the afternoon we tour one of the local bodegas and learn about the production and tasting of the wine. DAy 4:  Today we visit Burgos, the birthplace of the Kingdom of Castile, and home to a beautiful 15th Century palace, once visited by Columbus. A stroll alongside the river takes us to the unique city gate and on to one of the most impressive gothic cathedrals in Spain, the final resting place of El Cid. In the afternoon you have the option to walk along the river to Miraflores, before we return to Laguardia.

DAy 6:  We say farewell to Laguardia and travel to San Sebastian, a pretty resort on the Bay of

¼ Bottle Wine each Evening La Rioja Wine Tasting

Biscay, surrounded by mountains and wellknown by the rich and famous. We have a guided walking tour to see the beach in the town centre, the beautiful 19th Century French inspired architecture, and the old quarter where all the ‘pixto’ bars are located. We then transfer to Bilbao for a three-night stay. DAy 7: Today is free to enjoy the sights of Bilbao, although you can join your guide for a walk into the city in the morning if you wish. Bilbao is home to the iconic Guggenheim Museum, a fine gothic-revival cathedral, and the compact Casco Viejo, Bilbao’s atmospheric old quarter, is full of charming streets, pleasant cafés and plenty of independent shops. DAy 8: A full day excursion beginning with Gernika, the historic and symbolic centre of Basque Country and known throughout the world due to the painting by Pablo Picasso. For lunch we are in the fishing town of Bermeo, with its beautiful old port. Our last stop is at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, reputed to be a 10th Century hermitage, where you can enjoy a coffee or glass of ‘patxaran’ before returning to our hotel. DAy 9:  We depart after breakfast and make our way to Santander with a little free time to explore before boarding the Brittany Ferries overnight sailing. (Meals payable on board.) DAy 10:  On arrival in Portsmouth/Plymouth mid-afternoon, 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. 27 September 2020

Burgos Cathedral Pamplona Guided Tour San Sebastian Guided Tour Idiazabal Cheese Tasting Excursions as Listed Please note: Meals on board Brittany Ferries are not included.

Hotel Sercotel Villa de Laguardia

HHHH (Spain)  Located among gardens and vineyards, our hotel boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish baths, gym, wine bar, terrace, café and restaurant. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, air-conditioning, minibar and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.sercotelhotels.co.uk

Hotel Abando HHHH (Spain)  Our 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Bilbao, close to the shopping streets and old quarter, and has a sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, airconditioning, kettle and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.hotelabando.com

Brittany Ferries  Our vessel is comfortable and represents the very latest in cruise ferry technology. 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 £355 E268

£1399

Two-Bedded Inside Cabin £40 Two-Bedded Outside Cabin £65

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DAy 5:  Pamplona is famous for the running of the bulls, but it also has a long and interesting history, impressive historic buildings and the best fortifications in Spain. We have a guided walking tour of the historic quarter and, after some free time we travel to Idiazabal, for a tour and a tasting of the famous cheese.

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springtime scenery of the Fjordland

8 Nights from

£1099pp INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service

Date Arrive  Depart  Destination  Relax on this journey of discovery as you pass by May 2020 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 Thu 14 early am late am Cruising Lysefjord from the top of the Loen 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


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INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service Comfortable, Stylish Room of your Choice 8 Nights Braemar

£1099pp

Full Board & Late Night Buffet Unlimited Self-Service Tea & Coffee

Cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aboard Braemar, as she docks centrally in every port of call. After savouring views of sprawling French countryside during a scenic cruise along the Gironde and Garonne rivers, you’ll be able to explore Bordeaux as you dock in the heart of the city. Three enticing Spanish ports follow. Enjoy even more culinary delights in Avilés, discover the ancient Cave of Altamira from Santander; and uncover some of the many attractions of La Coruña.

Afternoon Tea

CRUISE

into the Heart of spain & Bordeaux

Varied Daytime Activities Live Evening Entertainment Hassle-free Luggage Porterage

16 May 2020 | 8 nights Cabin Type 

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Interior

£1,099pp £1,299pp £2,299pp £2,549pp £1,899pp

Ocean View Balcony Suite Single

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capital cities of the Baltic

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service Comfortable, Stylish Room of your Choice

13 Nights from

13 Nights Braemar Full Board & Late Night Buffet Unlimited Self-Service Tea & Coffee Afternoon Tea Varied Daytime Activities Live Evening Entertainment Hassle-free Luggage Porterage

Cabin Type 

Prices from

Interior

£1,799pp

Ocean View

£2,149pp

Balcony

£3,449pp £4,299pp £3,099pp

Suite Single

INCLUDES FRee tRAnsFeRs

Experience cultural exploration at its finest as you visit five countries in less than two weeks aboard Braemar. Iconic highlights include; the Danish Royal residences of Copenhagen, the invigorating saunas of Finland and the medieval spires of Tallinn. Staying overnight in St Petersburg allows time to discover opulent palaces and museums by day and ballet by evening. Before returning to the UK, the historic delights of Germany await, before enjoying a scenic cruise along the Kiel Canal.

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01 June 2020 | 13 nights

£1799pp


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delights of devon & cornwall 5 Nights from

INCLUSIONS Comfortable, Stylish Room of your Choice 5 Nights Braemar Full Board & Late Night Buffet

£799pp

Unlimited Self-Service Tea & Coffee Afternoon Tea

Join Braemar on this five-night Bank Holiday getaway to Devon and Cornwall. Exploring the tranquil Isles of Scilly, you’ll see why the archipelago could be mistaken for a faraway idyll, with its sandy beaches and azure waters. Stunning sights continue in Falmouth; the setting for Poldark. Falmouth is also the gateway to the fascinating Eden Project and scenic Lizard Peninsular. In Plymouth you can stroll along the historic Barbican District, which encompasses the original harbour and the Plymouth Gin Distillery; and admire the view from Plymouth Hoe.

Varied Daytime Activities Live Evening Entertainment Hassle-free Luggage Porterage Door to Door transfer prices available on request

27 August 2020 | 5 nights Cabin Type 

Prices from

Interior

£799pp £949pp £1,449pp £1,849pp £1,399pp

Ocean View Balcony Suite Single

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service Comfortable, Stylish Room of your Choice 34 Nights Balmoral Full Board & Late Night Buffet Unlimited Self-Service Tea & Coffee Afternoon Tea Varied Daytime Activities Live Evening Entertainment Hassle-free Luggage Porterage

American waterways in the Fall, with new York 34 Nights from

£4999pp

Unforgettable experiences await you on this epic exploration, from Boston’s fusion of hi-tech towers and classic Georgian architecture to the famous landmarks of Washington DC., seen on a tour from Baltimore. You’ll also visit three provinces of Canada during the fall and spend two days in New York City. Sailing in via the iconic Statue of Liberty, the must-see attractions include Central Park, Broadway and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. If that’s not enough, Balmoral will sail the size-restricted Cape Cod Canal, Hudson River and Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, all set to a backdrop of red, yellow and brown foliage.

29 september 2020 | 34 nights

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Cabin Type 

Prices from

Interior

£4,999pp

Ocean View

£5,999pp

Balcony

£10,999pp £11,999pp £9,449pp

Suite Single

INCLUDES FRee tRAnsFeRs terms & conditions: All cruises shown can only be booked directly through Woods Holidays (Agent bookings not permitted). Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is bonded via ABTA W0637 and ATOL 5016, full terms and conditions are available on request and can be found at the Fred. Olsen Cruiseswebsite. The transport is provided by Woods Holidays and does not form part of the FOCL cruise package and is not covered by the FOCL bond. FREE transfers only apply to passengers residing in the Woods pick-up area - call for further details.


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Bonded Coach Holidays - Trading Charter (and Booking Conditions) Woods Travel Ltd, Park Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2PX 1 - FINANCIAL PROTECTION Your contract is with Woods Travel Ltd of Park Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2PX. When you book a holiday with us, which doesn’t include a flight (apart from the Isles of Scilly), the money you pay us for the booking will be protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays (BCH), this is a Government approved consumer protection scheme. The scheme will also ensure your repatriation in the event the company becomes insolvent. Our Trading Charter and Booking Conditions set out clearly and simply the responsibility we have to you and in turn, you have with us, when a contract is made. Please see the BCH Consumer Guarantee at www.bch-uk.org. There is no financial protection if you purchase just transport or accommodation-only from us. We fully comply with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements 2018. The combination of travel services offered to you is a package holiday within the meaning of the regulations. Therefore, you will benefit from all rights applying to package holidays. Woods Travel will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the holiday and providing assistance if you are in difficulty. Your Key Rights will be in the details of the tour which will be provided prior to booking. 2 - BOOKING AND PAYMENT When a booking is made, the 'lead name' on the booking guarantees that he or she is 18 or over and has the authority and accepts on behalf of the party the terms of these booking conditions and pays the required (per person) deposit of £100 (£150 for Isles of Scilly and European River Cruises) and as confirmed in the pre-contract information. After we receive your booking form and all appropriate payments, if the arrangements you wish to book are available, we will send you or your booking agent a confirmation invoice within 14 days. This confirmation will include any special requests we have agreed. All monies paid to your booking agent are held by them on your behalf until we issue our confirmation invoice, thereafter your booking agent holds the money on our behalf. A binding agreement will come into existence between us when we dispatch this invoice to the 'lead name' or your booking agent. Please check the confirmation carefully to ensure all the information is correct. This contract is governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You can book by paying a deposit for each person named on the booking, but our commitment is always conditional upon the balance being paid at least 8 weeks before your departure. If you book within our balance due period, you will need to pay the total holiday cost at the time of booking. If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain your deposit, and apply the cancellation charges set out in the paragraph below. The date of cancellation will normally be the date we receive your written confirmation that you intend to cancel or 15 days after the balance due date, whichever comes first. Please note; Single occupancy of rooms, when available, may be subject to a supplementary charge and these will be shown in the brochure. The number of rooms available at this price may be limited. Where optional items are purchased as part of the holiday, these are payable on the balance due date except where items, such as theatre tickets, have been specifically purchased for you. In this case the cost may be payable at a separate date notified to you and will not normally be refunded unless we obtain a refund from the supplier we use. 3 - BROCHURE ACCURACY Although Woods Travel Ltd make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the brochure information and pricing, regrettably errors do sometimes occur. You must therefore ensure you check the price and all other details of your holiday with us at the time of booking and when you receive our confirmation invoice. 4 - OUR PRICING POLICY Woods Travel Ltd endeavour to ensure that the most up to date and correct prices are shown in our brochure. Occasionally, an incorrect price may be shown, due to an error. When we become aware of any such error, we will endeavour to notify you at the time of booking (if we are then aware of the mistake) or as soon as reasonably possible. We reserve the right to cancel the booking if you do not wish to accept the price which is applicable to the holiday. Local Authorities in many towns and cities throughout Europe have introduced new tourist taxes which must be paid directly to the hotel by all guests in person. These taxes may not be included in our prices but we will notify you when applicable. Holiday prices include all travel, hotel accommodation and meals as specified in the holiday description and VAT payable in the UK where applicable. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and other refreshments are not included (unless otherwise stated). Some hotels may make a small additional charge for porterage and tea or coffee served after lunch and dinner. Gratuities to the hotel staff and driver/courier are at your own discretion. The price of the holiday will not be subjected to any surcharges except those arising from exchange rate changes, transportation including the price of fuel, air & ferry operator fares and tolls, embarkation or disembarkation fees at terminals, duties and taxes (including the rate of VAT). Even in these cases we will absorb the cost equivalent to the cost of the first 2% of the holiday price. Amounts more than this plus £1 administration fee and Travel Agents commission will be surcharged to you. If this means the total cost of the holiday increases by more than 8% then you are entitled to cancel your holiday and receive a full refund of all monies paid except any insurance premium and amendment charges. We will communicate the options with you either through email or letter, with a reminder if necessary. If you exercise the right to cancel we must receive written notice within 20 days of the date of the surcharge invoice. The currency exchange rate used in the holiday costings are based on rates as at the publication date of this Charter. 5 - IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If, after our confirmation has been issued, you wish to change to another of our holidays or change departure date, we will do our utmost to make the changes, but we cannot guarantee to do so. However, notification must be received in writing at our offices from the person who signed the booking form, at least 4 weeks before departure. This must be accompanied by a payment of £50 to cover our administrative costs, plus costs we incur in making the amendment. Alterations cannot be made within 4 weeks of departure and any such request for an alteration will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges set out in paragraph below. Some arrangements cannot be changed without paying a cancellation charge of up to 100% of the ticket cost. 6 - TRANSFERRING YOUR BOOKING You can transfer your booking to somebody else, but the person must satisfy all the conditions of the holiday and you must inform us either by letter or e-mail no less than 7 days before departure. This transfer will cost £20 plus reasonable costs to make the transfer. You will remain responsible for ensuring payment before the balance due date. This is in addition to (and does not affect) the separate liability of the transferee to us. 7 - IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY You or any member of your party may cancel your holiday at any time provided the cancellation is made by the person signing the booking form and is communicated to us in writing via the office who made your original booking. You must pay cancellation charges to cover our administration costs and to compensate for the risk of us not reselling the holiday. If the holiday is resold a refund will be made. Your cancellation will take effect from the date on which we or our agent receive your written confirmation of your cancellation. You must also return any tickets or vouchers you have received. A reduction in room occupancy may increase the charges for the remaining passengers by the application of supplements for low occupancy of rooms. Where bought in supplies, such as ferries, hotel accommodation etc have been bought in on your behalf, and where the terms and conditions of the supplier are non-refundable, these products will be charged to you at the full retail rate. If this applies, the non-refundable items will be deducted from your holiday costs and the following scale of charges will be applied to the remainder: Period before departure within which written Amount of cancellation charge cancellation of package price is received as a % of total package cost More than 42 days Deposit only 28 - 42 days 30% or Deposit, if greater 14 - 27 days 45% or Deposit, if greater 7 - 13 days 60% or Deposit, if greater 1 - 6 days 100% Departure day or later including voluntary Total package cost termination during the package In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of the destination or its immediate vicinity and which significantly affect – (a) the performance of the package or (b) the carriage of passengers to the destination. The traveller may terminate the package travel contract before the start of the package without paying any termination fee. 8 - ALTERATIONS TO YOUR HOLIDAY BY US We hope that we will not have to make any change to your holiday but, because our holidays are planned many months in advance,

we sometimes do need to make minor changes. We reserve the right to do this at any time. We will let you or your booking agent know about any important changes as soon as possible, including the minimum number of passengers required on the trip. If after booking, and before departure, we make a major change to your holiday, you will have the option of withdrawing from the holiday without penalty or transferring to another holiday without any charge. In either case, we will pay you compensation, according to the scale set below. A major change includes the time of your departure or return time by more than 12 hours, a change in departure point, location of resort or type of hotel (excluding single overnight hotels on touring packages where the quality of the hotel is comparable), a change in cross channel travel. If we tell you about any of these changes after we have confirmed your holiday booking (other than force majeure), you may either: - accept the new arrangements offered by us; or - accept a replacement holiday from us of equivalent or similar standard and price (at the date of the change), if we can offer you one; or - cancel your holiday with us and receive a full refund of all monies Either way, we will pay you compensation, using the Compensation table shown below, Period before departure in which significant Amount per person change is notified to you or your agent More than 42 days Nil 28 to 42 days £10 14 to 27 days £15 7 to 13 days £20 1 to 6 days £25 Rates reduced by 50% if package is of 3 days duration or less IMPORTANT NOTE Compensation will not be payable if the holiday is cancelled because the number of persons booked is less than the number required, or for events beyond our control, which include: war, threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity and its consequences, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemics, health risks and pandemics, unavoidable and unforeseeable technical problems with transport for reasons beyond our control or that of our suppliers; hurricanes and other actual or potential severe weather conditions, and any other similar events. You are also advised to check with The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice Unit regularly at www.fco.gov.uk/travel prior to travel. All holidays operate if the minimum number of participants is met. However, in no case will we cancel your holiday less than 6 weeks before the scheduled departure date, except where you have failed to pay the final balance or because of force majeure (force majeure means an event which we or the suppliers of the services in question could not foresee or avoid and is therefore beyond our control). 9 - OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU We accept responsibility for ensuring the holiday which you book with us is supplied as described in our publicity material and the services offered reach a reasonable standard and if you are in difficulty we will assist you. If any part of our holiday contract is not provided as promised, you may terminate the contract without paying a termination fee and we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected your enjoyment of your holiday. We will however, not be liable if there are any unforeseeable or unavoidable actions of a third party not connected with our travel services, or there were unavoidable or extraordinary circumstances, or the lack of conformity is due to a traveller in the party. We accept responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers except where they lead to death, injury or illness. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to a maximum of twice the value of the original holiday cost (not including insurance premiums and amendment charges). We accept responsibility for death, injury, or illness caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of our employees or agents together with our suppliers and sub-contractors, servants and/or agents of the same whilst acting within the scope of, or during their employment in the provision of your holiday. We will accordingly pay to our clients such damages as might have been awarded in such circumstances under English Law. In respect of carriage by air, sea, tunnel and rail and the provision of accommodation our liability in all cases will be limited in the manner provided by the relevant international convention. If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for death or personal injury or illness, you will be asked to assign to us or our insurers the rights you may have to act against the person or organisation responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness. This clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter for excursions or activities during or outside of your holiday. If you or any member of your party suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does NOT form part of your holiday, we may offer guidance and where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to any proceedings (We limit the cost of our assistance to you or your party to £5000 per party). 10 - IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform your Tour Manager, your Driver or the relevant Supplier/Resort Representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint cannot be completely resolved locally, you must complete a Holiday Report Form which can be obtained from your Driver or local Representative. Once completed, a copy will be made and given to you to keep. Our contact number, for unresolved complaints will be our office number on 01243 868080 (open in office hours). If you remain dissatisfied please follow this up within 14 days of your return home by writing to the Tours Manager (at our address), giving your original booking reference number and all other relevant information, including the reference of the Holiday Report Form. It is therefore a condition of this contract that you communicate any problem to the supplier of the services in question AND to our Representative whilst in resort and obtain a written report form. If you fail to follow this procedure, we cannot accept responsibility, as we have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. Should you wish to pursue the complaint further, the BCH/CPT have an Alternative Dispute Resolution scheme and full details are available from them. Please contact them at, The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK, Fifth Floor South, Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane, London. WC2A 1QS. 11 - OUR COACHES-SEATING ARANGEMENTS We will always use our reasonable endeavours to provide a coach to the specification in our brochure or advert, but reserve the right to substitute an alternative vehicle should there be unforeseen circumstances. There is a seating plan, but in some cases, operational reasons may require a coach with a different configuration. We reserve the right to alter a coach seating plan and allocate seats other than those booked. Single passengers may be required to share a double seat with other single passengers. When your booking is confirmed, you will be given a choice of seats that are available at that time. If you feel that you require two seats, then these must be booked and paid for in advance, at the time of booking. If you fail to do this and it transpires that the seat allocated is insufficient for your needs and there is no alternative seating available, then you will be refused access to the coach and any payments made will be liable to forfeiture. Specific seats will not be allocated on coaches operating a feeder service between joining points and main holiday departure points or on coaches that carry out transfers between airports, seaports etc, or on any holiday taken outside mainland UK. On board facilities cannot be guaranteed in emergency conditions or where a coach is necessarily replaced. 12 - HOTEL FACILITIES/ENTERTAINMENT Some hotel facilities may be withdrawn for routine maintenance or be subject to seasonal availability and provision of the facilities cannot be guaranteed. Some hotels arrange entertainment. Where this is part of the package, details are given on the relevant brochure page. Where it is not specified it may still be available but is at the discretion of the hotel and is not guaranteed. It may be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or for operational reasons. 13 - HEALTH AND SAFETY In some foreign countries, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may be lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore exercise greater care for your own protection. There may be countries that we visit that have special medical requirements for tourists. These regulations are subject to change and our clients are responsible for complying with entry and current health requirements. If you are not sure of the health requirements for the country you are visiting, you are advised to check with your own GP before travelling. You are also advised to refer to the Department of Health website www.nhs.uk/Livewell/travelhealth/Pages/Travelhealth.aspx Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain

immobile on a journey for a long period. If you are planning to undertake a journey of more than three hours, you should consult your doctor, if you have ever had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, stroke, and heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past three months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. Where we provide comfort stops you are encouraged to walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort, which may be caused by periods of immobility. SMOKING is not allowed on our coaches (including E-Cigarettes) and we do not allow pets or any other animals, although we accommodate registered assistance dogs, but not on overseas holidays. 14 - TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, ITINERARIES AND PASSPORTS For all Continental holidays, you will require a full 10-year British Passport (machine readable) valid for the period required for the country or countries you are visiting. If you do not hold a full British Passport or you have any doubts about your status as a resident British subject, you must check with the Embassy or Consulates of the Countries to be visited to confirm the Passport or visa requirements when you book. We cannot accept responsibility if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documents. For full details on passport requirements, please contact ‘the identity and passport service’ on 0300 222 0000 or see www.direct.gov.uk Approximately 2 weeks prior to departure, we will send you or your booking agent all the necessary information and documents so that you receive them in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement. Excursions which are included in the cost of your booking are detailed on the brochure page and refunds will not be made for excursions not taken. Optional excursions booked and paid for in resort do not form part of your booking. Admission fees to buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the package unless otherwise stated on the relevant brochure page. Refunds for entry to properties owned by an association e.g. National Trust, English Heritage which are included in the package cannot be claimed. Woods Travel Ltd negotiate group rates, and as such, has minimum numbers to adhere to. Therefore should you have a membership card, it will be the charity that will benefit by this. We reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from competent authorities both within the UK and abroad. 14a - PICK-UP POINTS DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE - Unless otherwise stated door to door service applies to all WOODS packages in this brochure providing your home address is within the red line on the map on the back cover of this brochure. If you reside outside this area it will be at the discretion of the operator and a supplement may apply. Please contact us for details. LOCAL PICK UP POINT PACKAGES - You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point, at the correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by your party because of their late arrival at the departure point or through not having the correct documents. 15 - SPECIAL REQUESTS All special needs and requests, if agreed, should be entered on the booking form and be included in the confirmation of the holiday. These cannot be guaranteed except where confirmed as part of our holiday commitment to you and are detailed on your holiday booking confirmation. We are keen to ensure that we plan the arrangements for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance, or may be unable to fully enjoy all aspects of your holiday you must tell us in advance so that we can maximise your enjoyment of the holiday. We will need to know if you will need special facilities in the hotel, taking part in the excursions or have difficulty boarding and travelling on the coach or other means of transport. Before booking your holiday, you should be sure that you and your party are both physically and mentally capable of completing the itinerary. If you need advice or further information, you or your booking agent should contact the Tours manager. If you will require a special diet please tell us at the time of booking, or as soon as you are medically advised, together with a copy of the diet. 16- PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES We want everyone to enjoy our travel arrangements. We are happy to advise and assist you in choosing a suitable holiday. But, as some of the accommodation and resorts featured may not cater for even minor disabilities, it is important that, when booking, you advise us of any disability, specific need or complex need you may have and any special requirements that will make sure the holiday is suitable. If a passenger requires personal assistance (for example, assistance with feeding, dressing, toileting, mobilising) then this passenger must travel with an ablebodied companion or carer and written confirmation that such assistance will be provided for the entirety of the holiday is required at the time of booking. Coach Drivers/Tour Managers are unable to provide such assistance. IMPORTANT - You must tell us if you have an existing medical condition, disability or complex need that may affect your holiday or other group members’ enjoyment of it, before you book your holiday. We reserve the right to request a doctor’s certificate confirming you are fit to travel. If, in our reasonable opinion, your chosen holiday is not suitable for your medical condition or disability, we reserve the right to refuse your booking. We want you to enjoy your holiday and will help you select an appropriate trip. You are responsible for bringing with you the proper clothing and equipment, which we advise you about in our printed trip information. Please contact us with regard to our policy on wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 17 - PASSENGER BEHAVIOUR We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday. You are responsible for your behaviour and hygiene and the effect it may have on others. If you or any other member of your party is abusive, disruptive or behaves in a way that could cause damage or injury to others or affect their enjoyment of their holiday or which could damage property, we have the right to terminate your contract with us and we will have no further liability or obligation to you. The coach driver/representative or authorised official is entitled to refuse you boarding if in their reasonable opinion you are unacceptably under the influence of drink or drugs or you are being violent or disruptive. If you are refused boarding on the outward journey we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges. If the refusal is on your return journey, we have the right to terminate the contract with you. We also request that mobile telephones are not used on the coach to make or receive calls, save for exceptional circumstances. 18 - TRAVEL INSURANCE You do not need to take out the insurance we offer, however you are required to have an adequate insurance policy which meets your requirements when travelling with us. The insurance should cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury, loss of baggage and cancellation charges. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance during your holiday, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers. You may use an alternative insurer, but you must advise us the policy number and 24 hour contact number. 19 - LUGGAGE Please restrict your luggage to one medium sized suitcase weighing no more than 20 Kgs per person. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to luggage unless through our negligence. Please do not leave valuable items in your suitcase when left on the coach. A small holdall can also be taken on board the coach as hand luggage. Please contact us for our policy on mobility scooters. 20 - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS We comply with the GDPR 2018 Regulations, our data controller is Tina Shaw-Morton at Woods Travel and our Data Protection Officer is DLM Ltd. Our Privacy Policy can be found on our website or requested from our offices. Our contact details can be found below. 21 - EMERGENCY CONTACT Our emergency contact details are; Tel: 01243 868080 PUBLICATION DATE AND DETAILS This brochure and trading charter was printed in the United Kingdom by Woods Travel Ltd, Park Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. PO21 2PX on 01/10/19.


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Air Tours Terms and Conditions Woods Holidays Ltd, 43 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2NL • OUR TRADING CHARTER WITH YOU

YOUR CONTRACT IS WITH WOODS HOLIDAYS LTD, A MEMBER OF ABTA 1. WHY SHOULD I READ THIS PAGE? Because it is very important. Our trading charter forms a key part of our agreement with you and forms the basis of a legally binding contract between you as the lead name making the booking, anyone else in your party and us, i.e Woods Holidays Ltd. 2. HOW AND WHEN DO I MAKE THIS CONTRACT WITH YOU? We welcome you making contact with us in a number of ways. You can visit our office, write to us, phone us, use a nominated travel agent, email or visit our website at www.woodstravel.co.uk. Whichever way you contact us the contract is made at the time and date when your booking is entered on to our reservations system and we issue a confirmation of booking. We will send you or your agent the confirmation of your booking within 14 days. Please check this confirmation very carefully to ensure all the information is correct and tell us or your agent immediately of any errors. 3. YOUR HOLIDAY CONTRACT When you make a booking, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. 4. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION Full financial protection is provided by way of our Air Travel Organisers Licence number 3631. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. 5. OUR CONDUCT The holidays contained within this brochure are operated by Woods Travel and Woods Holidays Ltd. Woods Holidays Ltd. is a member of ABTA with membership number D0685 and V8552. ABTA and ABTA members help holiday makers get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s code of conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved. The above applies only to services supplied by Woods Holidays Ltd and does not apply to services featured in this brochure that are provided by Woods Travel Ltd or any other company. 6. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE When you make your booking, you must pay a deposit of £150 per person (unless stated otherwise on the holiday page). The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date (unless stated otherwise on your confirmation). Where you use an agent, they may require you to pay them earlier than this date and will advise you separately of their balance due date. If you book within our balance due period you will need to pay the total holiday cost at the time of your booking. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in time we shall retain your deposit. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on your behalf until we issue our confirmation invoice. After this the travel agent holds the monies on our behalf. Where optional items are purchased as part of our tour package these are payable on the balance due date except where items such as theatre tickets have been specifically purchased for you. In this case the cost will be payable at a separate date notified to you and will not normally be refundable unless we obtain a refund from the supplier we use. Holiday prices include all coach travel, return flights, hotel accommodation, meals and excursions as specified in the holiday description and VAT at the current rate where applicable. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and other refreshments are not included. Some hotels may make a small additional charge for porterage and tea or coffee served after lunch and dinner. Gratuities to the hotel staff and driver/courier are discretionary. 7. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If, after our confirmation has been issued, you wish to change to another of our holidays or change departure date, we will do our utmost to make the changes, but we cannot guarantee to do so. However, notification must be received in writing at our offices from the person who signed the booking form, at least 4 weeks before departure. This must be accompanied by a payment of £50 to cover our administrative costs, plus any further costs we incur in making the amendment. Alterations cannot be made within 4 weeks of departure and any such request for an alteration will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges set out in the paragraph below. You may be able to transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing as soon as possible and no later than 7 days before departure. The transfer will cost £20 plus reasonable costs to make the transfer. Both you and the new traveller are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Some arrangements cannot be changed without paying a cancellation charge of up to 100% of the airline ticket cost. 8. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in paragraph 9. Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. You can cancel your booking without paying cancellation charges if the performance of your package, or the carriage of passengers to your destination, is significantly affected by unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. In such circumstances, we will arrange for your booking to be terminated and for you to receive a full refund. We will observe advice provided by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 9. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. Examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, and changes of carriers. Please note that carriers such as airlines used in the brochure may be subject to change. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. In some cases, we will also pay compensation (see below paragraph 9). These options don’t apply for minor changes. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 6 weeks before your departure date, except for unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, or failure by you to pay the final balance. Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances mean’s a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of

all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). In some cases, we will pay compensation (see below paragraph 9). We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances: Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However, there will be no change within 20 days of your departure. We will absorb, and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase equivalent to more than 8% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel: 1) you must do so within 14 days from the date on your final invoice 2) We will provide a refund of insurance premiums paid to us if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the cost changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. We will deduct from this refund our administrative expenses incurred. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. Insurance If we cancel or make a major change and you accept a refund, we will provide a full refund of your travel insurance premiums if you paid them to us and can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Compensation If we cancel or make a major change we will pay compensation as detailed below except where the major change or cancellation arises due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so. IF WE MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE TO YOUR HOLIDAY / IF WE CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY / IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY Period before departure Amount you will receive Amount of cancellation within which notice of from us if we make a If we cancel your holiday charge if you cancel your cancellation or major major change to your holiday change is received by us holiday or notified to you More than 42 days

NIL

28-42 days

£10

14-27 days

£15

7-13 days

£20

1-6 days

£25

Deposit Only 100% of holiday cost + £10 100% of holiday cost + £15 100% of holiday cost + £20 100% of holiday cost + £25

Deposit Only 30% of holiday cost 45% of holiday cost 60% of holiday cost 100% of holiday cost

Cancellation of your flight may result in a charge of up to 100% of the ticket cost. Details will be given upon request at the time of cancellation. No refunds can be made by us in respect of cancellations received by us on or after the date of departure. In addition to the above charges, it may be necessary to add under-occupancy, or single room supplements to other members of a party where member(s) of that party cancel. NOTE: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 10. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU You must inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or is improper performance of the travel services included in this package. If any of the travel services included in your package are not performed in accordance with the contract, or are improperly informed, by us or the travel service suppliers, and this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements, you may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both. We will not be liable where any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services is due to: you or another member of your party; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel services in the package and is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, which means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of three times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to: (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the travel services that make up your package. These terms are incorporated into this booking; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of the extent of the conditions under which compensation is to be paid under these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the travel service contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices at the address above. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in these booking conditions. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline or any other service provider will be deducted. If it is impossible to ensure your return as scheduled due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, we will bear the cost of necessary accommodation, if possible of equivalent category, for a maximum of three nights. The limit doesn’t apply to persons with reduced mobility and any person accompanying them, pregnant women and unaccompanied minors, or persons in need of specific medical assistance, provided that you notified us of these needs at least 48 hours before the start of your holiday. NB: this entire clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on holiday. 11. PROMPT ASSISTANCE IN RESORT If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 12. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform your Tour Manager, your Driver or the relevant Supplier/Resort Representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint cannot be completely resolved locally, you must complete a Holiday Report Form which can be obtained from your Driver or local Representative. Once completed, a copy will be made and given to you to keep. Our contact number, for unresolved complaints will be our office number on 01243 868080 (open in office hours). If you remain dissatisfied please follow this up within 14 days of your return home by writing to the Tours Manager (at our address), giving your original booking reference number and all other relevant information, including the reference of the Holiday Report Form. It is therefore a condition of this contract that you communicate any problem to the supplier of the services in question AND to our Representative whilst in resort and obtain a written report form. If you fail to follow this procedure, we cannot accept responsibility, as we have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. Please also see paragraph 5 above on the ABTA scheme for the resolution of disputes. 13. COACH SEATING When travelling by air the coach seats allocated to you on your booking form can only be guaranteed in this country. Whilst every effort is made to hire coaches with the identical seating plan to our own, it is not always possible. The vehicles may be smaller and/or have a completely different seat plan. 14. HOTEL FACILITIES/ENTERTAINMENT Some hotel facilities may be withdrawn for routine maintenance or be subject to seasonal availability and provision of the facilities cannot be guaranteed. Some hotels arrange entertainment. Where this is part of the package, details are given on the relevant brochure page. Where it is not specified it may still be available but is

at the discretion of the hotel and is not guaranteed. It may be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or for operational reasons. 15. HEALTH & SAFETY In some foreign countries, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may be lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore exercise greater care for your own protection. Before booking your holiday, you should be sure that you and your party are both physically and mentally capable of completing the itinerary. There may be countries that we visit in this brochure that have special medical requirements for tourists. These regulations are subject to change and our clients are responsible for complying with entry and current health requirements. If you are not sure of the health requirements for the country you are visiting, you are advised to check with your own GP before travelling. You are also advised to refer to the Department of Health website: ww.nhs.uk/Livewell/travelhealth/Pages/Travelhealth.aspx Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile on a journey for a long period of time. If you are planning to undertake a bus or coach journey of more than three hours, you should consult your doctor if you have ever had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, stroke, heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past three months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. here we provide comfort stops you are encouraged to walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort, which may be caused by periods of immobility. During any long journey you should drink alcohol only in moderation as it leads to dehydration. SMOKING is not allowed on all our coaches (including E-Cigarettes). We make frequent comfort stops. The no smoking policy of other carriers and suppliers will vary and will be supplied on request. 16. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, ITINERARIES & PASSPORTS If travelling outside the United Kingdom you must have a UK passport valid for a minimum of six months after your scheduled date of return. If you do not hold a full British Passport or you have any doubts about your status as a resident British subject, you must check with the Embassy or Consulates of the Countries to be visited to confirm the Passport or visa requirements when you book. We do not accept responsibility if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documents. For full details on passport requirements, please contact ‘the identity and passport service’ on 0300 222 0000 or see www.direct.gov.uk Approximately 2 weeks prior to departure, we will send you or your booking agent all the necessary information and documents so that you receive them in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you, we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement. Excursions which are included in the cost of your booking are detailed on the brochure page and refunds will not be made for excursions not taken. Optional excursions booked and paid for in resort do not form part of your booking. Admission fees to buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the package unless otherwise stated on the relevant brochure page. Refunds for entry to properties owned by an association e.g. National Trust, English Heritage which are included in the package cannot be claimed. Woods Travel Ltd negotiate group rates, and as such, has minimum numbers to adhere to. Therefore, should you have a membership card, it will be the charity that will benefit by this. We reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from competent authorities both within the UK and abroad. 17. PICK-UP POINTS DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE - Unless otherwise stated door to door service applies to all WOODS packages in this brochure providing your home address is within the red line on the map on the back cover of this brochure. If you reside outside this area it will be at the discretion of the operator and a supplement may apply. Please contact us for details. LOCAL PICK UP POINT PACKAGES - You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point, at the correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by your party because of their late arrival at the departure point or through not having the correct documents. 18. SPECIAL REQUESTS All special needs and requests should be entered on the booking form. These cannot be guaranteed except where confirmed as part of our holiday commitment to you and are detailed on your holiday booking confirmation. We are keen to ensure that we plan the arrangements for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance or may be unable to fully enjoy all aspects of your holiday you must tell us in advance so that we can maximise your enjoyment of the holiday. We will need to know if you will need special facilities in the hotel, taking part in the excursions or have difficulty boarding and travelling on the coach or other means of transport. Before booking your holiday, you should be sure that you and your party are both physically and mentally capable of completing the itinerary. If you need advice or further information, you or your booking agent should contact the tours manager. If you will require a special diet please tell us at the time of booking, or as soon as you are medically advised, together with a copy of the diet. 19. PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES We want everyone to enjoy our travel arrangements. We are happy to advise and assist you in choosing a suitable holiday. But, as some of the accommodation and resorts featured may not cater for even minor disabilities, it is important that, when booking, you advise us of any disability, specific need or complex need you may have and any special requirements that will make sure the holiday is suitable. If a passenger requires personal assistance (for example, assistance with feeding, dressing, toileting, mobilising) then this passenger must travel with an able-bodied companion or carer and written confirmation that such assistance will be provided for the entirety of the holiday is required at the time of booking. Coach Drivers/Tour Managers are unable to provide such assistance. IMPORTANT - You must tell us if you have an existing medical condition, disability or complex need that may affect your holiday or other group members’ enjoyment of it, before you book your holiday. We reserve the right to request a doctor’s certificate confirming you are fit to travel. If, in our reasonable opinion, your chosen holiday is not suitable for your medical condition or disability, we reserve the right to refuse your booking. We also reserve the right to cancel any holiday and impose cancellation charges if we are not fully advised of any relevant disability or medical condition at the time the booking is made and subsequently decide that we are unable to accommodate you. This applies whether we advise that we are unable to accommodate you either before departure or during the holiday and if this occurs during the holiday then we will assist you in making the arrangements to return to your home, but we are not liable for the costs involved. You are responsible for bringing with you the proper clothing and equipment, which we advise you about in our printed trip information. Please contact us with regard to our policy on wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 20. PASSENGER BEHAVIOUR We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday. You are responsible for your behaviour and hygiene and the effect it may have on others. If you or any other member of your party is abusive, disruptive or behaves in a way that could cause damage or injury to others or affect their enjoyment of their holiday or which could damage property, we have the right to terminate your contract with us and we will have no further liability or obligation to you. If you are refused boarding on the outward journey, we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges. If the refusal is on your return journey, we have the right to terminate the contract with you. We also request that mobile telephones are not used on the coach to make or receive calls save for exceptional circumstances. 21. TRAVEL INSURANCE You do not need to take out the insurance we offer, however you are required to have an adequate insurance policy which meets your requirements when travelling with us. The insurance should cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury, loss of baggage and cancellation charges. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance during your holiday, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers. You may use an alternative insurer, but you must advise us the policy number and 24 hour contact number. 22. LUGGAGE Please note that luggage allowance varies according to which airline you travel with. Details will be given to you with your travel documents. 23. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS We comply with the GDPR 2018 Regulations, our Data Controller is Tina Shaw-Morton at Woods Travel and our Data Protection Officer is DLM Ltd. Our Privacy Policy can be found on our website or requested from our offices. Our contact details can be found below. 24 – EMERGENCY CONTACT Our emergency contact details are: Tel: 01243 868080 25. PUBLICATION DATE AND DETAILS This brochure was printed in the United Kingdom by Woods Holidays Ltd, 43 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. PO21 2NL on 01/10/19. It is issued to comply with applicable acts of parliament and Government regulations.


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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

CHANNEL ISLANDS BY AIR

CHANNEL ISLANDS BY SEA

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

£17.00 £22.00 £27.00 £31.00 £35.00 £40.00 £43.00 £45.00 £47.00

£39.00 £50.00 £53.00 £56.00 £58.00 £59.00 £61.00 £90.00

£71.00 £73.00

£56.00

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£50.00

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 Curtailment

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

Personal Liability

Up to £1,000,000

NIL

Legal Expenses

Up to £25,000

NIL

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.

SUMMARy OF COVER

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.

Delayed Baggage – Excess 12 hours

Holiday abandonment excess as per Cancellation

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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