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Newsletter January 2019

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Holiday Diary 2019 For full details of these tours please call 01243 871666 and ask for our brochure Tours 2019 A Winter’s Tale on a Winter’s Train Devon Winter Warmer Scarborough & York Winter Warmer Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle Mystery Tour Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle Treasures in Trust – Eastern Shires Bletchley Park & The Friendly Invasion Suffolk Spring Bournemouth & The RNLI Spring Steam Gala Paris Afloat Joe Loss Orchestra North Wales Coast & Country Springtime in South Wales The Isles of Scilly Little Switzerland & Springtime in Vianden Cornwall Spring Flower Show Keukenhof & Canals of Amsterdam Norfolk Paddle & Steam Springtime in Guernsey Highclere & Heritage Lakes & Dales Cruising to Liverpool Springtime Dorset Dutch Tulip River Cruise Sidmouth at Easter Chester at Easter Blossom at Easter Ironbridge at Easter Trams, Boats & Bulbs Great Little Trains of Wales Discovering Yorkshire Tulip Festival & The Bluebell Line Falmouth Warner’s Wye Valley & The Forest of Dean André Rieu in Cologne Peaks & Potteries Mystery Tour Tenby & Pembrokeshire Malvern & The Black & White Villages Isle of Man Norwegian Fjords & Cities Treasures in Trust – North Wales County Durham Manchester Ship Canal & The Ribble Valley Tyntesfield, Bristol & Bath Rhododendrons in Norfolk Kings & Commoners Heart of Scotland Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire Bournemouth Killarney & The Ring of Kerry Hunstanton & North Norfolk Black Forest Rail & Sail Somerset Steam & Cruise Sidmouth & The South Devon Railway The Lake District Southport Hidden Yorkshire Hebridean Odyssey Isle of Wight Roses & Racehorses Torquay & The Exeter Canal Lake Garda & Verona Lakes, Dales & The Mountain Goat Wales Grand Tour Swiss Alps & Golden Pass Panoramic Looe & The Cornish Coast

Date

Days

16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 25 Feb 03 Mar 04 Mar 04 Mar 07 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 14 Mar 17 Mar 22 Mar 25 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 01 Apr 05 Apr 05 Apr 07 Apr 07 Apr 09 Apr 11 Apr 11 Apr 14 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 19 Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 29 Apr 29 Apr 01 May 06 May 09 May 09 May 12 May 13 May 13 May 15 May 18 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 23 May 24 May 24 May 26 May 27 May 27 May 02 Jun 02 Jun 02 Jun 05 Jun 07 Jun 09 Jun 09 Jun 10 Jun 12 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jun 29 Jun 01 Jul

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Cheshire Discovery Delightful Dales – Settle to Carlisle Cardiff & The Royal Mint Royal Sandringham & The Shires Versailles, Candlelit Chateau & Monet’s Garden Cruising the Seine Wildlife in The Cairngorms Canterbury & Castles of Kent Lakes Discovery Hidden London Chatsworth & Warner’s Thoresby Hall Shropshire Parks & Gardens Coronation Street Northumbria’s Hidden Gems Treasures in Trust – West Country Perfect Peak District Poland Explorer Four River Cruise Jersey Battle of Flowers Warner’s Alvaston Hall Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate Cornwall Coast & Country Bideford & North Devon Emmerdale & Brontë Country East Anglia & Suffolk Delights Cotswold Animal Magic Heartland of Wales Kynren – An Epic Tale of England Warner’s Weekend Liverpool Explorer Manchester Ship Canal & Derbyshire Delights Treats of the Tyrol Falmouth Beautiful Bruges & Ypres Great Little Trains of Wales Andorra The Lake District Mystery Tour Lincolnshire Landscapes Isle of Man Duxford Air Show & Bletchley Park The Dordogne & The Vézère Galway & The Wild Atlantic Coast Sidmouth & The South Devon Railway Wiltshire on Location Great Railways of Scotland Cumbrian Borderlands Herefordshire Harvest The Isles of Scilly Norfolk Paddle & Steam Warner’s Isle of Wight Tuscan Festival & Italian Lakes Blackpool Illuminations

Weymouth The Enchanted Forest Guernsey By Air Plymouth & The Smugglers Coast Delights of the Douro Valley Three Historic Gems Autumn Tints of Wales Cantabria & The Picos de Europa Somerset Steam & Cruise Bournemouth Suffolk Autumn Gold Cotswolds Autumn Tints Eastbourne, Bubbly & The Bluebell Line Severn Valley Medley Cruising to Liverpool Oberammergau Air Tours

07 Jul 07 Jul 07 Jul 08 Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 21 Jul 22 Jul 22 Jul 25 Jul 28 Jul 31 Jul 01 Aug 02 Aug 03 Aug 04 Aug 05 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug 01 Sept 02 Sept 04 Sept 05 Sept 06 Sept 06 Sept 10 Sept 15 Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 18 Sept 20 Sept 22 Sept 22 Sept 23 Sept 26 Sept 29 Sept 29 Sept 30 Sept 02 Oct 06 Oct 07 Oct 08 Oct 11 Oct

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No Single Supplement

This is a supplementary leaflet to our 2019 Brochure published in October 2018. Should you require further details of any 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 coach and air holidays in this supplement are per person for a half twin. There may be a single supplement to apply. To view our current privacy policy & terms of business, please visit our website: www.woodstravel.co.uk


For the children of Sri Lanka…

Supporting the local & international community On a very hot July day in 2018, 50 brave individuals walked 27 miles from Bognor Regis Pier to Brighton Pier in support of the ‘Extra Cover for Sri Lanka’. Extra Cover is a fantastic charity overseen by Matthew & Jill Hansford of Hansford Menswear, and Robert Easton of Brighton College and was initially launched to construct new homes for victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. The charity then turned its attention to education, finding that there were many schools in need of essential supplies such as food, water, electricity, toilets, clothing and basic educational materials.

We offered our support to the 50 walkers by transporting their belongings to Brighton, picking up any stragglers along the way, and bringing everyone home at the end of the day in a Woods coach. Later in the year we also donated the money to purchase this Tuk Tuk for the charity, providing essential transportation for the children in the poorest rural areas of Sri Lanka, taking them from their homes to the special education units and training centres.

… and the heroes (sporting and otherwise) of West Sussex and beyond. For the seventh year running, we sponsored the Supreme Box Kart Championships for Cub Scouts. This terrific event takes place at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit every September and there was a record number of entries this year with 42 teams taking part from 12 counties! This year we are showing our ‘sporty’ side. As main sponsors for Bognor Regis Town Football Club for the 2018/19 season, with Woods emblazoned on their home shirts and Sussex Cruise Club on the away kit. We are delighted to be the new shirt sponsors for Bognor Rugby Football Club Senior Teams for their 2018-19 season. Both clubs have started the season well and with Woods backing them all the way let’s hope they have a smooth journey to the top of the table!

2019 We also kicked off 2019 for our year with St Wilfrid’s Hospice as Woods chosen charity with a raffle aboard our 12 Christmas holiday coaches. Thank you to all who took part, and I would like to let you know you raised a total of £1069 for this excellent charity!

Spirit FM’s 12th Local Heroes Awards was held at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in October 2018 and we were proud sponsors of the ‘Inspiration to Others Award’, which went to the truly inspirational Melanie De Lacy. Last year Melanie was diagnosed with sarcoma, a terminal illness, but she’s determined to live her life to the fullest and has raised almost £55,000 for various charities. It was an inspirational and emotional evening for all in attendance, celebrating the achievements of thirteen amazing individuals from the local community.

Christmas Fundraising

As well as supporting WAVE 105’s ‘Mission Christmas’, Woods staff also raised money for Save The Children by taking part in ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. Look out for news about our fundraising activities over the coming months in our newsletters and on social media.

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Easter Escapes Chester

Sidmouth

Hallmark The Queen Hotel Chester ★★★★ • Chester • Liverpool Guided Tour • Albert Dock • Mersey Ferry Trip • Ness Botanic Gardens 18 April 2019 • 5 Days • £514

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel ★★★ • Bournemouth • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens • Exmouth • Donkey Sanctuary • Dartmoor National Park • South Devon Railway • Otter & Butterfly Centre • Dorchester 18 April 2019 • 5 Days • £515

Blossom Trail Cheltenham Chase Hotel ★★★★ • Marlborough • Evesham • Almonry Museum • Guided Blossom Trail • Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway • Broadway • Stow-on-the-Wold • Berkeley Castle • Salisbury 19 April 2019 • 5 Days • £476

Ironbridge Telford Golf Hotel ★★★★ • Shrewsbury • River Severn Cruise & Sandwich Lunch • Shrewsbury Cathedral • Blists Hill Victorian Town • Jackfield Tile Museum • Lunch in Ludlow 19 April 2019 • 5 Days • £485

Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala! 14 March 2019 • 5 Days • £399 Step into the past and experience an amazing day travelling on the Severn Valley Railway, taking as many journeys as you wish! There will be many visiting locomotives and the Engine House Visitor Centre will be packed with events and exhibitions. On this tour you also take a ride on the Llangollen Railway and visit Blists Hill Victorian Town.

André Rieu in Concert 09 May 2019 • 4 Days • £575 See one of the world’s most popular live performers as the King of Waltz returns to Cologne in May to delight audiences with classical music, operetta and irresistible waltzes with the Johan Strauss Orchestra, choir and soloists. This unforgettable holiday is made even more special with visits to Cologne Cathedral and Maastricht.

Treasures in Trust

We have three tours in 2019 which incorporate some wonderful National Trust properties and, if you are a National Trust Member, you can enjoy a lower price!

Eastern Shires

• 04 March 2019 • 5 Days • £399 Tattershall Castle Hardwick Estate Belton House NT Members’ price £359

North Wales

• 18 May 2019 • 5 Days • £519 Penrhyn Castle Bodnant Gardens Plas Newydd House Powis Castle NT Members’ price £474

The West Country • 31 July 2019 • 5 Days • £518 Knightshayes Killerton Arlington Court Barrington Court NT Members’ price £478

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Stars of TV & Film Come with us to see the houses, towns and landscapes which have featured in some of your favourite films and TV programmes. Walk in the footsteps of the stars and gain a unique insight into the filming of the nation’s most loved shows.

Coronation Street

Warner Leisure Breaks 2019 Bodelwyddan Castle (North Wales) • Llandudno • Chester • Snowdonia National Park 04 March 2019 • 5 Days • £425

• Coronation Street Tour • Leighton Hall • East Lancashire Railway • Chocolate House • Gawthorpe Hall 25 July 2019 • 5 Days • £519

Holme Lacy (Herefordshire) • Wye Valley • River Wye Cruise • Dean Forest Railway • Ledbury • Hereford 06 May 2019 • 5 Days • £539

Emmerdale • Emmerdale Experience • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway • Brontë Museum • Brodsworth Hall 19 August 2019 • 5 Days • £555

Thoresby Hall (Nottinghamshire) • Chatsworth House • Newstead Abbey • Crich Tramway Village 22 July 2019 • 5 Days • £585

Poldark

Alvaston Hall (Cheshire)

• Great Chalfield Manor (Killewarren) • Bradford-on-Avon • Lacock National Trust Village • Corsham (Truro) • Chavenage House (Trenwith) 26 September 2019 • 5 Days • £516

• Chester • Biddulph Grange • Little Moreton Hall • National Memorial Arboretum 05 August 2019 • 5 Days • £537

Downton Abbey • Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) • Kennet & Avon Canal Cruise • Beaulieu • Shaftesbury • Winchester 09 April 2019 • 4 Days • £399

Harry Potter

Cricket St Thomas (Somerset) • Seaton Tramway • Sidmouth • Wells • Salisbury 30 August 2019 • 4 Days • £454

Bembridge Coast (Isle of Wight) • Osborne House • Rosemary Vineyard • Two Scenic Drives 07 October 2019 • 5 Days • £469

• Jacobite Steam Train (Hogwarts Express) • Fort William • Loch Ness Cruise • Kyle Line Train Trip • Inverness • Glen Ord Distillery • Edinburgh 29 September 2019 • 9 Days • £999

Guernsey by Air NEW DATE! 14 October 2019 5 Nights • £756

Group Holidays

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.

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Amazing New Experiences for 2019 At Woods we are always on the lookout for fantastic new venues, hotels and experiences to offer in our tour programme. Many of our loyal customers have travelled on over 50 of our tours so we need to constantly add to the wide variety already on offer! Below you can find just a few of the new ideas for 2019, which we are sure you will enjoy!

Charterhouse & The Freemasons Explore hidden corners of our capital with a Blue Badge Guide. Hidden London 21 July 2019 • 3 Days • £398

Devil’s Porridge Museum Award-winning attraction about munitions manufacture in WWI Cumbrian Borderlands 29 September 2019 • 6 Days • £559

Battle of Britain Air Show

Woburn Garden Show

A spectacular display of historic aircraft and the massed WWII formations.

A glorious show in the grounds of Woburn Abbey. Roses & Racehorses 20 June 2019 • 5 Days • £523

Duxford Airshow & Bletchley Park

20 September 2019 • 3 Days • £309

Poole’s Cavern Easy access exploration of beautiful limestone caves. Peaks & Potteries 09 May 2019 • 5 Days • £449

Jodrell Bank & The Lovell Telescope Ground-breaking scientific centre with lovely gardens. Cheshire Discovery 07 July 2019 • 5 Days • £499

Ramada Plaza Southport

Kynren

Great new hotel in a new destination for Woods Southport 09 June 2019 • 5 Days • £489

Amazing open-air live show taking in 2000 years of history, myth & legend. Kynren - An Epic Tale of England 29 August 2019 • 6 Days • £649

Battle of Flowers

‘The Wildlife Hotel’

One of the largest floral carnivals in Europe! Jersey Battle of Flowers 04 August 2019 • 6 Nights • £919

The Grant Arms Hotel is the perfect base to discover the Cairngorms. Wildlife in the Cairngorms 14 July 2019 • 7 Days • £719

Falls Hotel & Spa

Abbadia San Salvatore Festival

Gorgeous new Irish hotel Galway & The Wild Atlantic Coast 22 September 2019 • 7 Days • £749

A Tuscan autumn celebration, not to be missed! Tuscan Festival & Italian Lakes 08 October 2019 • 11 Days • £1249

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Cruising to Liverpool 24 March 2020 4 nights • From £563pp With our 2019 departure completely full, we are delighted to offer you another wonderful exclusive package. We begin 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 four-star Hallmark Queen Hotel in Chester, with a guided tour of Liverpool Cathedral and of Chester. Room Type

Prices from

Inside Room

£563pp

Ocean view room

£598pp

Terrace Balcony Suite

£706pp

Single Room

£695pp

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

Inclusions • Door to Door Service • Luxury Coach Travel • Two Nights Black Watch (Full Board & Entertainment) • Two Nights Hallmark Queen Hotel (Half Board) • Liverpool + Cathedral Tour • Chester Guided Tour

Norwegian Fjords & Cities 18 May 2019 8 Nights • From £999 Cruise with Woods and Fred Olsen out of Southampton into the spectacular fjords and enchanting cities of Norway. Gliding through the Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord and Lysefjord, you experience the dramatic splendour of cascading waterfalls and awe-inspiring mountainscapes dotted with tiny farms and pretty villages. Combine this with the charm of Arendal, Kristiansand and the capital, Oslo, for a cruise never to be forgotten!

Inclusions •D  oor to Door Service •8  Nights Braemar •F  ull Board •E  ntertainment & Activities •S  pectacular Views!

Room Type

Prices from

Inside Room

£999pp

Ocean View Room

£1299pp

Terrace Balcony Suite

£1499pp

Single Room

£2199pp

Please note: Terms and conditions apply.

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Devon Winter Warmer 17 February 2019 | 5 Days | £369

Three-Star Redcliffe Hotel • Dorchester • Guided Coastal Tour (Dawlish, Exmouth & Sidmouth) • Dartmoor Tour • Torquay • Salisbury

Scarborough & York Winter Warmer 18 February 2019 | 5 Days | £354 The Esplanade Hotel • Scarborough • Goathland • Whitby • Yorkshire Moors • York

Springtime in South Wales 28 March 2019 | 5 Days | £415

Three-Star Ivy Bush Royal Hotel • Carmarthen • Aberglasney Gardens • Tenby • Pembroke • Tea & Scones National Botanic Garden of Wales • Cardiff

Springtime in Guernsey 07 April 2019 | 7 Nights | £912

Three-Star Peninsula Hotel • Flights from Southampton • Two Half Day Excursions • Boat Trip to Herm • Tour Escort

Kings & Commoners 24 May 2019 | 5 Days | £515

Four-Star Chesford Grange Hotel • Charlecote Park • Stratford-upon-Avon • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage • Hall’s Croft Shakespeare’s Birthplace • Kenilworth Castle • Warwick • Black Country Living Museum • Guide Dog Centre

Shropshire Parks & Gardens 22 July 2019 | 5 Days | £553

Four-Star Telford Golf Hotel • Blists Hill Victorian Town • David Austin’s Rose Garden • Shugborough Estate • Ironbridge Weston Park

Perfect Peak District 01 August 2019 | 5 Days | £599

Four-Star Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland •Ashbourne • Crich Tramway Village • Chatsworth House • Bakewell National Brewery Museum • Kedleston Hall

Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate 12 August 2019 | 5 Days | £524

Three-Star Old Swan Hotel • Stamford • York Guided Tour • Harrogate • Performance of The Mikado • RHS Harlow Carr

Emmerdale & Brontë Country 19 August 2019 | 5 Days | £555

Four-Star Tankersley Manor Hotel • Brodsworth Hall • Emmerdale Studio Experience • Haworth • Brontë Parsonage Museum Keighley & Worth Valley Railway • National Memorial Arboretum

Autumn Tints of Wales 17 October 2019 | 5 Days | £469

Three-Star Ivy Bush Royal Hotel • National Botanic Garden of Wales • British Birds of Prey Centre • Tenby • Pembroke Castle Gwili Railway • Newton House • Cardiff

Eastbourne, Bubbly & The Bluebell Line 27 October 2019 | 5 Days | £539

Three-Star York House Hotel • Rye • Chapel Down Vineyard + Tasting • Chartwell • Sheffield Park • Bluebell Railway Royal Tunbridge Wells • Brighton

Three-Day Mystery Tours 03 March 2019 | 12 May 2019 | 15 September 2019 | £199 Half Board in a Minimum Three-Star Standard Hotel

Woods Newsletter Jan 2019  
Woods Newsletter Jan 2019