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2020 Brochure Now Availlable

Newsletter January 2020

01243 868080

www.woodstravel.co.uk


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Holiday Diary 2020

For full details of these tours please call 01243 871666 and ask for our brochure Date

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 19 Apr 20 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 26 Apr 30 Apr 01 May 01 May 03 May 06 May 08 May 10 May 10 May 11 May 14 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 18 May 21 May 23 May 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

Tours 2020

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 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 = Air Tour

Days

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24 Jun 25 Jun 25 Jun 29 Jun 01 Jul 01 Jul 05 Jul 05 Jul 06 Jul 08 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 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 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

= No Single Supplement

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 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 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

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

= Ocean Cruises

This is a supplementary leaflet to our 2020 Brochure published in October 2019. Should you require further details of any Woods holiday shown in this leaflet or details of insurance, please call 01243 868080. Door to Door Service works within Woods Pick Up Area – details available on request. Prices of Woods coach and air holidays in this supplement are per person for a half twin. There may be a single supplement to apply. To view Woods Travel’s current privacy policy and terms of business, please visit our website: www.woodstravel.co.uk


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AWARD WINNING COMMUNITY SUPPORT As a trusted local business, who are known for the quality of our customer service and travel experience. We are also regular supporters and sponsors of many local events, teams and charities in the local area. In November, we attended the Arun Business Partnership Awards at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel along with some of Arun’s top local businesses. With 21 categories and 70 finalists across the Arun District, we were thrilled to be presented with the award for ‘Business in the Community’, which was a popular category with 10 others shortlisted. The award recognises companies that give something back to their community and can show they support a nominated charity or project. Following our amazing fundraising efforts last year for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and our sponsorship of many other local events and clubs, it was fantastic to be recognised in this way. We are all so proud!

We have sponsored the Supreme Box Kart Championship for the past 8 years - one of the biggest events in the Cub Scout calendar. Despite challenging weather conditions in September, 40 teams took part from 13 counties. Every child who takes part receives a medal, and this year Woods were presented with a beautiful ‘coach cake’!

We are also a regular supporter of the Extra Cover for Sri Lanka charity which provides essential supplies for schools in the poorest areas of Sri Lanka. Woods have provided transport for 2 years running for their 27-mile Pier to Pier Walk from Brighton to Bognor Regis Pier, and last year donated money to purchase a Tuk Tuk as transportation for the children.

June also saw an amazing achievement by a group of men dressed in WWII Home Guard uniforms cycling from the Pink Pub to Pegasus Bridge in France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This was an amazing achievement raising over £100K for the All Call Signs and LNADJ charities. Woods sponsored one of the bicycles used and supplied a coach to take the families to Portsmouth to meet the cyclists on their return. This group were also recognised in this year’s Spirit FM Local Heroes Awards, in which we have sponsored the ‘Inspiration to Others’ category for the last 3 years. This year’s winner was little Dexter Richardson, whose courage has seen him through his cancer treatment and inspired his family to raise over £14,000 for the charities that supported him and create the #Dash4Dexter campaign.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice was our chosen charity for 2019 and we have so far raised £10,128. This was achieved by Christmas & Easter coach raffles, a very successful Quiz Night at Bognor Regis Football Club, and through sponsorship of staff taking part in the Bognor 10K Run and Chichester Moonlight Walk. The fundraising will continue into 2020 and we would like to thank all our wonderful customers for their sponsorship and support of our efforts.

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Fabulous Tours for Easter 2020 Sidmouth

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel HHH • Bournemouth • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens • Exmouth • Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary • Dartmoor National Park • South Devon Railway • Otter & Butterfly Centre • Dorchester 09 April 2020 • 5 Days • £535

Malvern

Abbey Hotel HHHH • Tewkesbury • Worcester & Cathedral • Cream Tea at Browns • Black & White Villages • Leominster • Weston Cider Mill – Tour, Tasting & Light Lunch • Hereford • Stow-on-the-Wold 09 April 2020 • 5 Days • £472

Gentle Walking

in 2020

The Peak District Mickleover Court Hotel HHHH 25 May 2020 | 5 Days | £515 • Two Guided Walks • Sudbury Hall • Museum of Childhood • Chatsworth House • Matlock Bath • Buxton • Bakewell • Dovedale

Cambridge & Bletchley Park

Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel HHHH • St Albans • St Neots • Cambridge • Boat Trip with Strawberries & Cream • Newmarket • National Horse Racing Museum • Ely • Bletchley Park 10 April 2020 • 4 Days • £393

Cornwall

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH • St Agnes • St Ives • Padstow • Prideaux Place • Lost Gardens of Heligan • Eden Project • Truro 10 April 2020 • 6 Days • £515

We are very happy to offer you a choice of four wonderful Gentle Walking holidays, which visit remarkable places and include strolls through the countryside with knowledgeable guides.

Suffolk

Mill Hotel HHHH 01 July 2020 | 4 Days | £465 • Two Guided Walks • Two Lunches • Vintage Coach Ride • St George Distillery • Sudbury • Dedham • Flatford • East Bergholt

Austrian Tyrol

Hotel Rösslwirt HHHH (Austria) 29 Aug 2020 | 7 Days| £739 • Three Guided Walks • Hartkaiser Gondola Lift • Kundl Gorge • Farmhouse Museum • Cheese Tasting

The Cotswolds Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel HHHH 03 Sept 2020 | 4 Days | £475 • Two Days Guided Walks • Two Lunches • Sezincote • Museum of Royal Worcester • Cheltenham • Gloucester

Please note: These tours are not suited to those with limited mobility. A good pair of walking shoes is essential. Please request full notes.

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Stunning Gardens of the RHS RHS Rosemoor Nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a hidden gem, surrounded by woodland and enhanced by the natural beauty of Devon. Across 65 acres, Rosemoor features a huge diversity of planting displays and the largest rose gardens in the south west. To visit Rosemoor: Glorious North Devon 07 June 2020 | 5 Days | £539

RHS Hyde Hall This peaceful garden is set in the heart of rural Essex and enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and has some 360 acres to explore. Highlights include the fascinating Mediterranean inspired Dry Garden as well as a beautiful hilltop garden, rose garden, woodland, meadows and pasture. To visit Hyde Hall: Gardens of Suffolk & Essex 14 June 2020 | 5 Days | £499

RHS Harlow Carr Harlow Carr captures the essence of Yorkshire within a beautiful garden setting, with over 58 acres from woodland to wildflower meadows. Highlights include the colourful herbaceous borders, the woodland glade, the Alpine House, and the walk along one of the country’s longest streamside gardens. To visit Harlow Carr: Warner’s Northern Explorer 14 August 2020 | 8 Days | £949 Artist’s Impression

RHS Bridgewater 2020 will see the opening of the fifth RHS garden in Salford, Manchester. The garden is set in the grounds of the former Worsley New Hall. Highlights will include the Weston Walled Garden, Wellbeing Garden, Bee and Butterfly Garden, and a unique Chinese Streamside Garden – all designed by leading landscape architects and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medalists. To visit Bridgewater: RHS Bridgewater & The Ship Canal 07 September 2020 | 5 Days | £505

RHS Wisley This gorgeous garden features in our day excursion programme, and is available to customers who live within our excursion catchment area. 15 June & 11 September 2020 | £39

Group Holidays

Tintagel 2020 Experience the rugged north coast of Cornwall and the remarkable new project at Tintagel. Step into the world of King Arthur as for the first time in 500 years, the two halves of the castle have been reunited with a footbridge. On this tour we stay in Looe at the 3-star Portbyhan Hotel and also visit Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Mevagissey, Fowey, Boscastle and Polperro. 01 July 2020 | 6 Days | £649

Tutankhamun 2020 This extraordinary London exhibition houses twice the number of objects than ever seen in London before. Delve into the world of the Boy King before the chance is gone! On this tour we stay in Blackheath, and also visit the People’s Post, Supreme Court, National Army Museum, and enjoy a Beefeater Gin Tour, a boat trip on the Thames and are accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide. 29 March 2020 | 3 Days | £415

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 a fabulous tour designed just for you! We can organise the perfect accommodation and itinerary using our in-depth knowledge and experience. For your tour quotation, please call Jo on 01243 871651 or email tours@woodstravel.co.uk. For your day excursion quotation, please call Liz on 01243 871652 or email excursions@woodstravel.co.uk

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A Small Selection of UK & Continental Door to Door Tours All Tours include: Door to Door Service • Luxury Coach Travel • Half Board • Excursions & Attractions

Warner’s Wye Valley

Suffolk Villages

20 July 2020 | 5 Days | £585

24 August 2020 | 5 Days | £525

Settle to Carlisle Railway

Weekend at The Tynedale (Llandudno)

26 July 2020 | 6 Days | £633

01 May 2020 | 4 Days | £419

Lewis & The Scottish Highlands

Connemara & Magical Mayo

09 June 2020 | 10 Days | £1295

13 September 2020 | 7 Days | £819

André Rieu in Cologne

Highlights of The Basque Country

14 May 2020 | 4 Days | £649

27 September 2020 | 10 Days | £1399

For more details, call for a copy of our 2020 brochure – 01243 871666

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Cruising to Newcastle

14 March 2021 | 4 Nights

After our hugely successful cruises to Liverpool, we are delighted to offer you another exclusive package. We begin with a twonight stay aboard Fred Olsen’s Balmoral as she sails from Southampton to Newcastle. We then enjoy two nights at the three-star Blackwell Grange Hotel outside Darlington, with a guided tour of Durham and a visit to Castle Howard included. Durham where we are met by our guide for a walking tour of this splendid city. This is followed by some free time for your own exploration before making our way to our hotel with time to relax before the evening meal. Day 1 Late morning a taxi will collect you from your home and take you to meet our Woods coach for the short journey to Southampton, where we board Balmoral to spend two nights enjoying the fine food and entertainment from Fred Olsen. Day 2 During your day at sea explore the Balmoral at your leisure, take a dip in the Jacuzzi, indulge in afternoon tea, and perhaps spoil yourself with a soothing treatment in the Spa. In the evening enjoy a delicious five-course dinner and a range of entertainment. Day 3 Disembarking in Newcastle early morning, your Woods coach will be waiting for you. We then drive down to

Day 4 Today we visit Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest historic houses. Designed in 1699, Castle Howard took over 100 years to complete and is still in the hands of the Howard family today. Explore at your leisure and discover decadent bedrooms, lavish drawing rooms, the stunning Great Hall and Long Gallery, with architectural wonders and world-renowned collections in every room. As we travel back to our hotel, we see the beauty of the North York Moors National Park. Day 5 After breakfast, we bid farewell to our hotel, and travel south via the historic conservation town of Stamford. We reach the local area in the evening, where the taxis will be waiting to transfer you home.

Cabin Type

Prices from

Ocean View Twin (F)

£599pp

Superior Ocean View Twin (C)

£629pp

Superior Suite (SS)

£784pp

Single Ocean View (K)

£834pp

SPECIAL OFFER Sole Use Superior Ocean View (B)

£749pp

Inclusions • Luxury Coach Travel • Door to Door Service • Two Nights Aboard Balmoral (Full Board & Entertainment) • Two Nights Blackwell Grange Hotel (Half Board) • Durham Guided Tour • Castle Howard • Excursions as Listed Blackwell Grange Hotel HHH This 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

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

BOOK NOW: 01243 868080


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No Single Supplement & Many Single Rooms!

NO LE SING EMENT

SUPPL

NO SINGLE

SUPPL

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DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE We at Woods always have our single travellers in mind and this year we have managed to secure another range of holidays with a large number of single rooms with no single supplement. Travel on one of these tours and you will enjoy the same quality accommodation, interesting excursions, door to door service, and the experience and knowledge of our drivers that you would 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 your fellow travellers. (Couples are also welcome!)

Snowdonia All Inclusive

03 February 2020 • 5 Days • £427 Royal Victoria Hotel HHH 3 Packed Lunches • Selected Free Bar • Entertainment • Caernarfon Castle • Llanberis • Conwy • Anglesey & Beaumaris • National Slate Museum

Snowdrops & Steam 07 February 2020 • 4 Days • £334 Doubletree by Hilton Swindon HHHH 1 Lunch • Selected 50% Bar • Welford Park • Colesbourne Park • Batsford Arboretum • Swindon STEAM Museum Delights of Kent 16 March 2020 • 5 Days • £459 Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel HHHH Broadstairs • Dickens House Museum • Salutation Gardens • Sandwich • Canterbury • Shepherd Neame Brewery • Walmer Castle • Bodiam Castle Scarborough & York 23 March 2020 • 5 Days • £394

Esplanade Hotel HHH Scarborough • Goathland • Whitby • Yorkshire Moors • York

Springtime in Guernsey

01 April 2020 • 7 Nights • £935 Peninsula Hotel HHH Flights from Southampton • 2 Half-Day Excursions • Boat Trip to Herm • Tour Escort

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Treasures in Trust: Yorkshire 18 May 2020 • 5 Days • £525 (NT Member £495) Old Swan Hotel HHH Fountains Abbey • Studley Water Garden • East Riddlesden Hall • Treasurer’s House • Harrogate • Skipton • York Delightful Derbyshire

18 June 2020 • 5 Days • £559 Hallmark Derby Midland HHHH Crich Tramway Village • Chatsworth House • National Brewery Museum • Kedleston Hall • Ashbourne • Bakewell

Sandringham & East Anglia

10 July 2020 • 5 Days • £565 Peterborough Marriott HHHH Sandringham • Nene Valley Railway • Bury St Edmunds • Stamford • Cambridge

Kings & Commoners

27 July 2020 • 5 Days • £539 Chesford Grange HHHH Charlecote Park • Kenilworth Castle • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage • Shakespeare’s Birthplace • Hall’s Croft • Black Country Living Museum • Warwick • Stratford-upon-Avon

Gilbert & Sullivan in Yorkshire

10 August 2020 • 5 Days • £545 Cedar Court Leeds Bradford HHHH Performance of Iolanthe • Canal Cruise • Brontë Parsonage Museum • Saltaire • Keighley & Worth Railway • Bolton Abbey Estate • Harrogate

Vintage Shropshire 16 August 2020 • 4 Days

• £439 Telford Hotel & Spa HHHH Blists Hill • Severn Valley Railway • Engine House Visitor Centre • Ironbridge • Bridgnorth • Cheltenham

Autumn Tints of Wales

08 October 2020 • 5 Days • £449 Ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH National Botanic Garden of Wales • Bird of Prey Centre • Gwili Railway • Newton House • Pembroke Castle • Carmarthen • Tenby • Cardiff

3-Day Mystery Tours

08 March 2020 • 03 May 2020 • 06 September 2020 • £199 Half Board in a Minimum HHH Standard Hotel • Entrance to One Attraction

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