Main Brochure 2022

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UK & Continental Coach Holidays Door to Door


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Welcome! It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new 2022 holiday brochure, which you will find full of wonderful destinations and exciting itineraries to tempt you. Thank you so much to everyone who has sent us cards, gifts and good wishes in our celebratory 50th year – your loyalty and support have kept us going through what has been a horrendous time for everyone. Hotels and attractions are now opening up to guests, and we have found our customers to be extra keen to get away into the four corners of Great Britain, and booking next year to travel into Europe for river cruises, flower shows and, of course, the much-anticipated Oberammergau Passion Play. We are, of course, taking all the relevant precautions for your health and safety, as will our chosen hotels and attractions. More details about the measures we have in place can be requested from our offices or found on our website.

Booking with Woods

Remember, 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 your holiday. All travel is taken care of, so you just need to book your favourite holiday and let us take care of the rest. 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 to make you want to return again and again.

• Provisional bookings are held without obligation for

From the directors, office staff and drivers - We are so happy to be on the road again and can’t wait to see you travelling with us in our fabulous 51st year!

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Kristy Elsmere Joint Managing Director

Award-Winning Service! As we continue to celebrate our 50-Year Anniversary, we are extremely happy to announce that we have once again won accolades at the National Coach Tourism Awards! We were finalists in the categories of ‘Holiday Programme’ and ‘Coach Tour Operator’, and overall winner for our ‘Day Excursion Programme’! We are so proud of Liz (our Excursions Co-ordinator) and our whole team here at Woods and it is fantastic to be recognised nationally in this way. Our Company Founder, Roger Elsmere, travelled up to the show to accept our awards and, as you can see, he couldn’t have been prouder.

01243 868080 sales@woodstravel.co.uk PARK ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS, WEST SUSSEX, PO21 2PX

• Phone or visit our office in Aldwick (or visit your local travel agency) to talk about your chosen holiday 7 days

• In order to confirm your booking, a £100 deposit per

person is needed for all coach holidays, £150 per person for holidays which include a flight, and £200 for 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

• Our Safe Operating Procedures 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!

Experience & Expertise Woods have 50 years’ experience in the travel industry, and have grown into an awardwinning 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.


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Door to Door Service 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 (BCH) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Ltd (ABTOT). The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Regulations 2018. 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 to confirm current membership. Most of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme (ATOL 9503). 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 Please see our trading charter on page 80 for more details.

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All Woods Holidays Include • 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 • Covid Safe Operating Procedures

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 - 2022

Hebrides (58)

Highlands & Trains (67) Cairngorms (28)

Enchanted Forest (75)

Edinburgh Tattoo (50)

Heart of Scotland (22) Ayrshire Coast (42)

Northumbria (37, 72)

County Durham (23, 55) Lakes & Dales (36)

Lake District (31, 37, 56) Settle to Carlisle (19)

North Yorkshire (69) Scarborough (19) Yorkshire (41, 44, 49, 69)

Isle of Man (21, 57) Liverpool (18, 41)

Connemara & Mayo (59)

Cheshire (41, 45, 52, 60)

Lincolnshire (65) Peak District (24, 29, 44) NMA (40) North Norfolk (39, 53) Rutland (16) Shropshire (35, 68) Norfolk (14, 33, 61) Warwickshire Great Yarmouth (35) (13, 52, 74)

North Wales (9, 27, 45) Great Little Trains (61) Snowdonia (61)

Wales Grand Tour (32)

Killarney (26)

Llandrindod Wells (45)

Suffolk (69) Malvern (64) Cambridge (31, 76) Hereford (8, 39, 64) Oxford (25) Cotswolds (47, 55) Bletchley Park (47) Bristol (27, 73) Essex (29) Wells (14) Windsor (49)

South Wales (70) Tenby (23) Cardiff (13, 27, 73) North Devon (24, 65) Dawlish (36)

Littlecote (9) Somerset (72) West Country (16, 53)

Plymouth (73) Falmouth (15, 62)

Guernsey (66) Jersey (30)

Kent (46) Folkestone (74)

Eastbourne (17) Isle of Wight (8, 30, 64)

Bournemouth (53, 62) Weymouth (18, 70) Sidmouth (25, 56) Dartmoor (17) Torquay/Paignton (46)

St Agnes (51) Isles of Scilly (68)

West Yorkshire (15)

Blackpool (66) Lancashire (60)


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02 November 2021 Dutch & Belgian City Break*

TOUR MAP - 2022

Cruising with Fred.Olsen 5 Nights

22 December 2021 Canaries Christmas & Funchal New Year* 14 Nights 29 April 2022 Springtime Tulips & Floriade *

5 Nights

15 May 2022 Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls

7 Nights

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01 August 2022 Scenic British Isles

11 Nights

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Lerwick Eidefjord Hardangerfjord Haugesund Lysefjord

Kirkwall Portree Norway’s Fjords (20) Scenic British Isles (43)

Connemara & Mayo (59)

Killarney (26)

Belfast Douglas

Dutch & Belgian City Break Cruise*

Kilkenny* Cobh Southampton

Floriade Cruise* Floriade (33) Tulip Cruise* Dutch Bulbs* Bruges* Four River Cruise (48)

Cruising the Seine (38)

Luxembourg*

Monet’s Garden (40) Paris Afloat* as

Oberammergau (63)

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Paznaun Valley (34)

Arosa Railway* La Coruña

Annecy (54) Lake Garda (71)

Menton Lemon Festival*

The number in brackets following the destination refers to the page number where this tour can be found in the brochure. *Full details of these tours appear online at www.woodstravel.co.uk and in our 2021/2022 Brochure. Please call 01243 871666 for your copy.


Holiday Diary 2021/2022

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This diary shows all available holidays from November 2021 to October 2022. If you require details of a holiday which is listed, but does not appear in this brochure, please call 01243 868080 Date

Tours 2021

01 Nov 02 Nov 08 Nov 10 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 22 Nov 24 Nov 24 Nov 28 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 05 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 30 Dec

Bournemouth Holly & Ivy Dutch & Belgian City Break Torquay & Tinsel Thursford Spectacular Christmas at Longleat Cornish Mistletoe & Wine Festive Beamish & Durham Lumiere Warner's Bodelwyddan Castle Chester & Liverpool Christmas Market Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular Festive Cheer in Sidmouth Bath, Bristol & Winchester Christmas Market Thursford Spectacular Warner's Turkey & Tinsel Isle of Wight Thursford Spectacular Canaries Christmas & New Year A Wight Christmas South Wales Christmas Cotswolds Christmas Chesford Grange Christmas Norton Park Christmas South Coast Christmas Orton Hall Christmas New Year at The Heights

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Tours 2022

02 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Feb 28 Feb 03 Mar 06 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 10 Mar 13 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 18 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 03 Apr

Cornish Cosy Break Menton Lemon Festival & Nice Carnival Snowdrops & Steam Snowdonia Winter Warmer Isle of Wight 'Cruise' Break Snowbound on The Arosa Railway Warner's Littlecote House Great Houses, Secrets & Spies Treasures in Trust: Eastern Shires Harrogate & York Bournemouth Bristol, Bath & Avon Mystery Tour Suffolk Spring (Newcomers) Cardiff & The Royal Mint Kent in The Springtime Joe Loss Orchestra Beautiful Bruges & Ypres Warner's Bodelwyddan Castle Isles of Scilly Warwickshire Explorer King's Lynn & North Norfolk Paris Afloat Little Switzerland & Springtime in Vianden Highlights of Shropshire Springtime Guernsey South Wales Torquay at The Belgrave Sands

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No Single Supplement

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Air tour

Ocean Cruise

08 Apr 08 Apr 14 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 15 Apr 18 Apr 20 Apr 22 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 29 Apr 29 Apr 01 May 01 May 02 May 05 May 06 May 08 May 08 May 09 May 12 May 13 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 16 May 22 May 22 May 22 May 23 May 26 May 29 May 29 May 02 Jun 05 Jun 05 Jun 06 Jun 08 Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 19 Jun 19 Jun 20 Jun 20 Jun 21 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jun 03 Jul 03 Jul 03 Jul 07 Jul 10 Jul 11 Jul

Keukenhof & Canals of Amsterdam Trams, Boats & Bulbs Somerset Easter Sidmouth Easter Easter Blossom & Animal Magic Easter Lakes & Dales Springtime in Devon Malvern & Herefordshire Great Little Trains of Wales Kilkenny, Crystal & The Copper Coast Springtime in Cornwall Treasures in Trust: North Wales Dutch Tulip River Cruise Springtime Tulips & Floriade Wonderful Wells & The Mendips Norfolk Paddle & Steam West Yorkshire & The Peaks Falmouth Treasures in Trust: The West Country Rutland & Royalty Eastbourne, Bubbly & Bluebells Dartmoor Delights Liverpool Bay & Cheshire Delights Weymouth & Dorset Settle to Carlisle & The Lakes Scarborough, Whitby & York Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls The Isle of Man Heart of Scotland Delightful Durham & North East Pembrokeshire & Tenby Derbyshire & The Peaks Bideford & North Devon Kings & Commoners (Newcomers) Mystery Tour Sidmouth & South Devon Treasures in Trust: Bucks & Oxon Killarney & The Ring of Kerry Llandudno & The Tynedale Cardiff, Bristol & Bath Wildlife in The Cairngorms Houses & Gardens of Essex Chatsworth & Warner's Thoresby Hall Isle of Wight Jersey by Air The Lake District Wales Grand Tour Gems of East Anglia Wensum Valley & North Norfolk The Paznaun Valley & Austrian Tyrol Floriade, Amsterdam & Arnhem Shropshire Parks & Gardens Great Yarmouth & The Norfolk Coast Delightful Dawlish Lakes, Dales & Mountain Goat Northumbria & Holy Island Summer Lakes & Morecambe Bay

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Cruising The Seine Cardiff & The Gower (Newcomers) Warner's Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Royal Sandringham & The Shires National Memorial Arboretum & Tatton Park Flower Show Monet's Garden & Paris Harrogate, Emmerdale & York Chester & Liverpool Gilbert & Sullivan & The Peaks Isle of Arran & The Ayrshire Coast Scenic British Isles Cruise Warner's Nidd Hall Heartland of Wales Kent & Call The Midwife Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire Paignton & The English Riviera Cotswold Stone & Waterways Secrets of The Shires Four River Cruise Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders Discovering Yorkshire Cornish Coast & Country Windsor, Wisley & Hampton Court Middle England Explorer Treasures in Trust: Cheshire Great Dorset Steam Fair Annecy Alpine Adventure Sandringham & Seals Charming Cotswolds Mystery Tour Delightful Durham & North East Sidmouth & South Devon The Isle of Man

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CroisiEurope River Cruises We are delighted to offer a range of European river cruises with our long term partner CroisiEurope. With a large fleet of comfortable ships and a variety of itineraries across the Rhine, Seine, Moselle, Neckar and Saar, our hosts provide evening entertainment and excellent cuisine (set menu). 28 Mar

Paris Afloat*

29 Apr

Dutch Tulip River Cruise*

14 Jul

Cruising The Seine

page 38

12 Aug

Four River Cruise

page 48

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruises. On tours where a drinks package is included, all drinks during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne and wines from the wine list, drinks on excursions, drinks at overnight hotels. On tours where there are optional excursions, details and prices of the excursions shown in the itinerary will be sent to you closer to the date of departure. These excursions are operated by CroisiEurope. For notes on deposits and cancellation charges, please see our Trading Charter on page 80. *Full details of these tours appear online at

www.woodstravel.co.uk and in our 2021/2022 Brochure – please call 01243 871666 for your copy.

07 Sep 11 Sep 11 Sep 12 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep 22 Sep 26 Sep 26 Sep 29 Sep 02 Oct 02 Oct 03 Oct 03 Oct 05 Oct 07 Oct 09 Oct 09 Oct 13 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 27 Oct

Hebridean Odyssey Connemara, Galway & Magical Mayo The Lake District Red Rose Country & The Ribble Valley RHS Bridgewater & The Ship Canal Great Little Trains of Wales Oberammergau Passion Play & The Tyrol Norfolk Paddle & Steam Bournemouth Falmouth Herefordshire Harvest Warner's Isle of Wight Glorious North Devon Lincolnshire Legends Highlands, Lochs & Great Trains of Scotland Blackpool Illuminations Gorgeous Guernsey Isles of Scilly Highlights of Shropshire North Yorkshire Coast & Country Suffolk Autumn Gold Weymouth & Dorset South Wales Somerset Steam & Cruise Lake Garda & Verona Northumbria's Hidden Gems Plymouth & The Smugglers Coast Cardiff, Bristol & Bath Treasures in Trust: Middle England The Enchanted Forest Autumn Delights of Kent Autumnal East Anglia

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WARNER LEISURE HOTELS

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!

2021 19 Nov 29 Nov

2022

Bodelwyddan Castle* Bembridge Coast*

28 Feb

Littlecote House

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21 Mar

Bodelwyddan Castle

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13 Jun

Thoresby Hall

page 29

18 Jul

Holme Lacy House

page 39

01 Aug

Nidd Hall

page 44

26 Sep

Bembridge Coast

page 64

28 Nov

Holme Lacy House

page 8

05 Dec

Bembridge Coast

page 8

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 the published supplement are very limited. Entertainment / Leisure facilities provided are subject to change without prior notice. Warner will charge a higher price for rooms requested above our allocation. Tea/Coffee after dinner is not included. *Details of these tours appear online at www.woodstravel.co.uk and in our 2021/2022 Brochure. Please call 01243 871666 for your copy.

NO SINGLE

NO SINGLE

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HOLME LACY

BEMBRIDGE COAST

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Warner’s Holme Lacy Warner’s Holme Lacy HHHH

£449

The theme for this break has not yet been released by Warner, but we will include three half day excursions to Hereford, Ledbury and Monmouth.

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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 28 November 2022

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£449

Single Supplement £Nil

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Warner’s Christmas Party Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel HHH

£429

The theme for this break has not yet been released by Warner, but we will include three half day excursions to Osborne House, Shanklin and Godshill.

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 05 December 2022

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£429

Single Supplement £Nil


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LITTLECOTE HOUSE

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Warner’s Littlecote House

£429

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

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, 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.

Littlecote House HHHH

£429

Single Supplement £Nil

Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle

£435

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

A Victorian folly that looks like Please see notes on page 8 a 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 half-day 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.

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 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. Upgrades are available on request and at extra cost. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 21 March 2022

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£435

Single Supplement £Nil

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Our four-star hotel near Hungerford is a superb Grade 1 listed 16thcentury 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 G22132

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INCLUSIONS

STEAM

28 February 2022

BODELWYDDAN CASTLE

WARNER LEISURE HOTELS

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Singles Galore! At Woods we always have our single travellers in mind and for 2022 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 SUPPLEMENT 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!

NO SINGLE

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.

2021 22 Nov

Chester & Liverpool Christmas Markets*

05 Dec

Thursford Spectacular*

24 Dec

Chesford Grange Christmas*

24 Dec

Orton Hall Christmas*

24 Dec

Norton Park Christmas*

2022

04 Apr

South Wales

page 70

24 Apr

Kilkenny, Crystal & The Copper Coast*

29 May

Kings & Commoners

page 13

03 Jul

Shropshire Parks & Gardens

page 35

25 Jul

Harrogate, Emmerdale & York

page 41

25 Jul

Chester & Liverpool

page 41

18 Aug

Windsor, Wisley & Hampton Court

page 49

21 Aug

Middle England Explorer

page 52

02 Oct

Lincolnshire Legends

page 65

Highlights of Shropshire

page 68

11 Feb

Snowdrops & Steam*

07 Oct

14 Feb

Snowdonia Winter Warmer*

13 Oct

South Wales

page 70

06 Mar

Harrogate & York*

27 Oct

Autumnal East Anglia

page 76

17 Mar

Kent in Springtime*

24 Mar

Warwickshire Explorer*

03 Apr

Highlights of Shropshire

*Full details of these tours appear online at www.woodstravel.co.uk and in our 2021/2022 Brochure. Please call 01243 871666 for your copy.

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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.

2022 06 Mar 25 Apr 06 May

Eastern Shires* North Wales* West Country

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Bucks, & Oxon Cheshire Middle England

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Please note: National Trust members must bring a valid membership card with them in order to qualify for the discounted price. The discount cannot be given retrospectively. *Full details of these tours appear online at www.woodstravel.co.uk and in our 2021/2022 Brochure – please call 01243 871666 for your copy. 3 Days from

Mystery FOR MYSTERYTours TOURS ONLY –

£199

INCLUSIONS

Book Now 01243 868080

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

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Our Mystery Hotels are a minimum of three-star standard. All rooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and hospitality tray.

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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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Winter 2021/2022 Holidays! These are just a small selection of the winter 2021/2022 holidays which still have seats available!

Cornish Weekend in Looe

Bournemouth Holly & Ivy

Portbyhan Hotel 29 Oct – 4 Days

Marsham Court Hotel 01 Nov – 5 Days

From £369

From £435

Christmas at Longleat Angel Hotel 12 Nov – 4 Days From £349

Torquay & Tinsel Belgrave Sands 08 Nov – 5 Days From £429

Cornish Mistletoe & Wine

Durham Lumiere & Festive Beamish

Rosemundy Hotel 13 Nov – 5 Days

Redworth Hall Hotel 18 Nov – 5 Days

From £379

From £479

Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle

Chester & Liverpool Christmas Markets

Festive Cheer in Sidmouth

19 Nov – 4 Days

BW The Queen Hotel 22 Nov – 5 Days

Royal York & Faulkner 24 Nov – 5 Days

From £495

From £419

From £309

South Wales Christmas

Wight Christmas

Cotswolds Christmas

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel 23 Dec – 5 Days

Trouville Hotel 23 Dec – 5 Days

Cheltenham Chase 23 Dec – 5 Days

From £639

From £715

From £749

Hampshire Christmas

South Coast Christmas

Chesford Christmas

Norton Park Hotel 24 Dec – 5 Days

Solent Hotel 24 Dec – 4 Days

Chesford Grange 24 Dec – 5 Days

From £745

From £659

From £809

New Year

Cornish Cosy Break

Snowdrops & Steam

The Heights Hotel 30 Dec – 4 Days

Portbyhan Hotel 02 Feb – 5 Days

Doubletree Swindon 11 Feb – 4 Days

From £489

From £379

From £369

Royal Victoria Hotel 14 Feb – 5 Days

Isle of Wight ‘Cruise’

Great Houses, Secrets & Spies

Trouville Hotel 21 Feb – 5 Days

Letchworth Hall 03 Mar – 5 Days

From £379

From £435

Treasures in Trust: Eastern Shires Olde Barn Hotel 06 Mar – 5 Days

From £479

Bristol, Bath & Avon

Suffolk Villages

Aztec Hotel 10 Mar – 4 Days

Stoke By Nayland 13 Mar – 5 Days

From £399

From £465

From £375 Full details of all these tours and many others can be found on our website www.woodstravel.co.uk or in our 2021/2022 Brochure. Please call 01243 871666 for your copy. All prices are per person.

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Spring 2022 Holidays! These are just a small selection of the spring 2022 holidays which still have seats available!

Cardiff & Royal Mint

Kent in Springtime

Bruges & Ypres

Angel Hotel 14 Mar – 5 Days

Bridgewood Manor 17 Mar – 5 Days

Hotel Academie 18 Mar – 4 Days

From £475

From £565

From £375

Joe Loss Orchestra

Isles of Scilly

Warwickshire Explorer

Cedar Court Hotel 18 Mar – 4 Days

Atlantic Inn 23 Mar – 5 Nights

Walton Hall Hotel 24 Mar – 5 Days

From £479

From £1095

From £535

King’s Lynn & North Norfolk

Paris Afloat

Springtime in Vianden

MS Botticelli 28 Mar – 4 Days

Hotel Belle Vue 03 Apr – 5 Days

From £485

From £509

Torquay

Guernsey by Air

Trams, Boats & Bulbs

The Belgrave Sands 04 Apr – 5 Days

Peninsula Hotel 04 Apr – 7 Nights

Hotel Kontinenten 08 Apr – 4 Days

From £455

From £965

From £535

Somerset Easter

Sidmouth Easter

Tiverton Hotel 14 Apr – 5 Days

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel 14 Apr – 5 Days

From £469

From £549

Dukes Head Hotel 27 Mar – 5 Days From £525

Keukenhof & Canals of Amsterdam Van Der Valk Hotel 08 Apr – 4 Days From £565

Easter Lakes & Dales Shap Wells 15 Apr – 5 Days From £525

Easter Blossom & Animal Magic

Springtime in Devon Dartington Hall 18 Apr – 5 Days

Blunsdon House 15 Apr – 5 Days

From £559

From £555

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Malvern & Herefordshire

Great Little Trains of Wales

Kilkenny & The Copper Coast

The Abbey Hotel 20 Apr – 5 Days

Celtic Royal Hotel 22 Apr – 5 Days

Dooley’s Hotel 24 Apr – 6 Days

From £485

From £489

From £749

Treasures in Trust: North Wales

Dutch Tulip River Cruise

Springtime in Cornwall Rosemundy Hotel 24 Apr – 7 Days From £645

Bulkeley Hotel 25 Apr – 5 Days

MS Beethoven 29 Apr – 5 Days From £745

From £555 Full details of all these tours and many others can be found on our website www.woodstravel.co.uk or in our 2021/2022 Brochure. Please call 01243 871666 for your copy. All prices are per person.


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A Warm Welcome to Newcomers 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!

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

KENILWORTH CASTLE

NEWCOMERS PRICE

£515

5 Days from

£515

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, and home to the Black Country Living Museum.

Half Board Welcome Drink Charlecote Park Kenilworth Castle Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Shakespeare’s Birthplace

DAY 1: We pick you up from your Hall’s Croft door, and then by coach we travel Black Country Museum north reaching Kenilworth Castle and Guide Dog Centre the gardens created by Robert Dudley Excursions as Listed to impress Elizabeth I. 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 Charlecote Park. Family owned for over 700 years, the estate has connections to Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. 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, visiting Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and beautiful garden, 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.

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

£565

GOWER

£445

5 Days from

Cardiff & The Gower

£445

INCLUSIONS

Explore the vibrant and historic city of Cardiff and the glorious scenery of the Gower Peninsula.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cardiff Guided Tour Cardiff Castle Gower Guided Tour Cream Tea Day 3

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.

St Fagans Museum Excursions as Listed

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! 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: A full day excursion to the stunning Gower Peninsula including the Mumbles and the Gower Heritage Centre. Here we meet our local guide and continue through this area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ to Rhossili for views of Worms Head. After a cream tea we head back to Cardiff. DAY 4: Take the morning to relax and explore Cardiff. This afternoon we visit St Fagan’s Open Air Museum, where more than 50 buildings are frozen in time. 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.

The Angel Hotel HHH

Chesford Grange Hotel HHHH

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SUPPLEMENT

NEWCOMERS PRICE

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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.angelhotelcardiffcity.co.uk 17 July 2022

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£495

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

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

29 May 2022

NO SINGLE

NEWCOMERS

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


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BURE VALLEY RAILWAY

6 Days from

BATH

5 Days from

£565

Wonderful Wells & The Mendips

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

On our new tour, discover England’s smallest city, the beautiful Mendip Hills, spectacular Cheddar Gorge, Bath, and the Somerset Coast.

Bath Guided Tour Oakham Treasures Kilver Court Gardens Tea & Cake Day 5 Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels west to Salisbury before continuing to our hotel in Wells. DAY 2: A day in the glorious city of Bath, a protected World Heritage Site and full of architectural wonders. We are joined by a local guide for a 90minute driven tour to see the sights, and the rest of the day is free for your own exploration. DAY 3: We head across to the Somerset coast via Cheddar Gorge to Weston-super-Mare for free time to explore this iconic seaside resort. We then have a short stop in Clevedon, overlooking the Severn Estuary, and home to the only Grade 1 listed pier in England. This afternoon we head to Oakham Treasures for a trip down Memory Lane with its vast and unique collection of memorabilia from grocery displays to vintage tractors. We return to our hotel across the Mendip Hills. DAY 4: A free day to explore Wells and its Wednesday market. With its cobbled streets, medieval architecture, compact historic centre, magnificent cathedral and unique moated Bishop’s Palace, there is plenty to see and do in this wonderful city. Alternatively, join your driver on a half-day excursion to Glastonbury or Clarks Shopping Village.

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DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel the short distance to Kilver Court Gardens, a glorious eclectic garden with its own viaduct. Explore the gardens and enjoy an explanatory talk with tea and cake before we continue to Shaftesbury for our lunch stop. We reach our homes late afternoon.

Best Western Plus Swan Hotel HHHH Stunningly located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, this former coaching inn is steeped in 600 years of history. The hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, gym and free WiFi. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Some bedrooms are located in the separate Coach House. The hotel does not have a lift, and most rooms will require some stairs to reach. www.swanhotelwells.co.uk 01 May 2022

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£565

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

£659

Norfolk Paddle & Steam

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

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

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

DAY 1: After enjoying our door to door service, we join the coach to drive north to the Cathedral town of Ely where we stop for refreshments. 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, with its many halftimbered buildings dating from the 15th Century. 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 01 May 2022 18 September 2022

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£659 £669

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125


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TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE

5 Days from

£465

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 & Biscuits Day 4 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.

TRELISSICK

6 Days from

£785

Falmouth

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

The Cornish Riviera is Door to Door Service outstandingly beautiful and Half Board remains a Woods favourite. Cornish Seal Sanctuary Based in the historic fishing River Cruise town of Falmouth, with its St Mawes Ferry picturesque narrow streets and Trelissick Garden harbour, we visit the Roseland Excursions as Listed Peninsula, visit Trelissick Garden, take a river cruise and visit the wonderful Cornish Seal Sanctuary. DAY 1: After being picked up from your door, join our coach and we travel west, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching our hotel late afternoon.

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 breath-taking scenery.

DAY 2: A free day to explore Falmouth.

DAY 3: 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 4: Travel across the Fal Estuary by ferry to St Mawes for free time to explore the picturesque harbour. Then meet our coach for the drive up the Roseland Peninsula to Trelissick Garden, which boasts a huge array of plant species and stunning views. DAY 5: A scenic drive this morning via Helston to Marazion 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 Helford Estuary near Gweek. DAY 6: We return home via Dorchester, stopping en route for refreshments.

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, our taxis and home.

Please note: *If the Helford River Cruise is not possible due to operational reasons, there will be a cruise on the River Fal.

Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor HHHH

Falmouth Hotel HHH

Our newly refurbished four-star hotel is set in beautiful countryside and woodland and sensitively incorporates the 17th-century building within a modern hotel while retaining 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.tankersleymanorhotel.com 02 May 2022

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£465

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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.co.uk 05 May 2022 22 September 2022

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£785 £799

Compact Double for Sole Use £100

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DAY 4: 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 biscuits before our exploration. We spend our afternoon in Leeds, with its wide variety of museums, shops, pubs and cafés.

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 rugged landscape and the scenic waters of the Helford River & Frenchmans Creek.*


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NEW

BARRINGTON COURT

5 Days from

£435

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 10 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. 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 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.

LEICESTER CATHEDRAL

5 Days from

£469

Rutland & Royalty

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Join us on this visit to the smallest county in England. Rutland has beautiful market towns, glorious gardens and one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. We also follow in the footsteps of royalty at Rockingham Castle, Burghley House and an extremely famous carpark in Leicester.

Half Board Barnsdale Gardens Rutland Water Cruise Burghley House Rockingham Castle Richard III Visitor Centre Leicester Cathedral Tour Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way north to Rockingham, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach our hotel with plenty of time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: We set off into Rutland and the historic market town of Oakham, which boasts a Norman Castle and the Rutland County Museum. We move on to Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV viewers as home to the late Geoff Hamilton and Gardeners World. The gardens comprise 37 individual gardens within eight acres. We finish our day with a 45-minute cruise on Rutland Water. DAY 3: This morning we drive to Stamford, where we find over 600 listed buildings, delightful shops, and an abundance of cafés and pubs in which to find some lunch. Our afternoon is spent at Burghley House, one of the largest and grandest houses of the Elizabethan age.

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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: We visit Leicester and have free time to look around the town before entering the Richard III Visitor Centre to discover the story of the last English king to die in battle. A short distance away we find the impressive cathedral and have a short tour including the tomb in which the King is now interred. Our last visit is to Rockingham Castle, built by William the Conqueror and a private home since the 16th Century.

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 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel homewards, reaching the local area and our taxis late afternoon.

The Tiverton Hotel HHH

Rockingham Forest 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 06 May 2022

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NT Member

£435*

Non Member

£485

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Our modern three-star hotel is pleasantly located between the pretty Northamptonshire villages of Rockingham and Corby, and its rural setting gives easy access to the countryside and all the attractions on this tour. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift and bedrooms are on the ground or first floor. www.rockinghamforest.co.uk 08 May 2022

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£469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £40


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SUPPLEMENT

M AY 2 0 2 2

NO SINGLE

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY

5 Days from

HERSTMONCEUX

5 Days from

Eastbourne Bubbly & Bluebells

£489

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Hole Park

Our tour includes a visit to Hole Herstmonceux Gardens Park Gardens when the ground Bluebell Railway is awash with Bluebells, Chapel Down Vineyard Herstmonceux Castle Gardens, Excursions as Listed 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. 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, before making our way down into Eastbourne. The afternoon is free to explore the town, or relax in the lounges. DAY 2: Today we visit Hole Park in the High Weald, which features outstanding formal, walled, meadow and woodland gardens, and is rightly famous for its incredible displays of bluebells. 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 Eastbourne. Alternatively, join your driver on a half day excursion to Rye, with its quaint charm, 18th-century cobbled streets and breathtaking views of Romney Marsh. DAY 4: A drive through the countryside to Sheffield Park to join the Bluebell Railway for a nostalgic return train ride to East Grinstead. This afternoon we visit Herstmonceux Castle Gardens, 300 acres of carefully managed woodland with beautiful themed and formal gardens.

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 G22105

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Our gorgeous hotel is a very Cream Tea Day 2 short walk from the Dartmoor Bennett’s Water Garden National Park Visitor Centre in Buckfast Abbey Haytor and offers good Dartmoor Guided Tour opportunities for you to South Devon Railway experience the fascinating Excursions as Listed 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. 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

York House Hotel HHH

08 May 2022

£479

£489

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

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 09 May 2022

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£479

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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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.

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NEW

SUPPLEMENT

BOVINGTON TANK MUSEUM

PORT SUNLIGHT

4 Days from

5 Days from

Liverpool Bay & Cheshire Delights

£495

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Liverpool Bay Cruise

Enjoy a wonderful cruise in Liverpool Bay, and discover some of the fantastic attractions in this corner of Cheshire and The Wirral.

Ness Botanic Garden Anderton Boat Lift 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: We travel the short distance 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. Our afternoon is spent in Chester, with its famous medieval black and white houses, picturesque city walls and Roman Amphitheatre. DAY 3: After breakfast, we travel into Liverpool and have free time to discover this fascinating city. Visit the many museums, art galleries and shops in the city centre; or visit Albert Dock, home to many attractions such as The Beatles Story and The Tate Liverpool. In the afternoon we board an iconic Mersey Ferry for a fantastic three-hour cruise into Liverpool Bay, with expert commentary provided to give you insight into the sites as we sail. 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 visit award-winning Ness Botanic Gardens, overlooking the Dee Estuary.

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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 12 May 2022

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£495

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Weymouth & Dorset

£459

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We return to the Hotel Rex in Bovington Tank Museum the seaside resort of Abbotsbury Swannery Weymouth, with its beautiful Sherborne Castle beaches and idyllic leisure Light Lunch Day 3 harbour, which nestles Excursions as Listed perfectly alongside the rugged Isle of Portland. We visit Weymouth, Bournemouth and Shaftesbury, Bovington Tank Museum, Sherborne Castle and the swans at Abbotsbury. 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 Abbotsbury Swannery, the only place in the world were you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The rest of the day is free in Weymouth, or join your driver on a scenic drive around Portland Bill. 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. Explore 42 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and discover the lake, herbaceous borders, magnificent trees and sweeping vistas. Our house tour is followed by a light lunch in the Tea Room. In the afternoon we head out across the Dorset countryside to Shaftesbury. Walk down the famous ‘Hovis’ Gold Hill if you dare, or take in the glorious views from Park Walk. DAY 4: We leave our hotel after breakfast and travel via Bournemouth with a stop for refreshments. We arrive in the local area in the afternoon, where your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

Hotel Rex HHH A very warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Rex, which offers the comforts and luxuries of a modern hotel yet still retains its original character and splendour. This three-star hotel is situated on the Esplanade overlooking the stunning golden sands of Weymouth Beach and the Jurassic Coastline beyond. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, a lift to some rooms and there are some steps at the entrance. www.kingshotels.co.uk 13 May 2022

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£459

Single Supplement £Nil


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ULLSWATER

6 Days from

£669

Settle to Carlisle Line & The Lakes

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Travel the length of the famous Settle to Carlisle Line, cruise on Windermere and Ullswater and immerse yourself in the outstanding scenery of the English Lake District.

Settle to Carlisle Railway Ullswater Cruise Windermere Cruise Holker Hall & Gardens Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: A morning collection by taxi before joining our coach for our journey to Cumbria, arriving in Kendal late afternoon. DAY 2: A free day in Kendal or join your driver on a journey into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, through the beautiful countryside of the Dales via Garsdale to the market town of Hawes. From here it is south with views of the Ribblehead Viaduct and back to our hotel. DAY 3: A wonderfully scenic trip through the Lakes, passing Windermere, Grasmere & Thirlmere on the way to Keswick. After free time here, we continue to Pooley Bridge at the top of Ullswater for a one-hour cruise down to Glenridding. We return to Kendal over the famous Kirkstone Pass.

6 Days from

Scarborough, Whitby & York

£725

INCLUSIONS

Scarborough is one of Britain’s premier coastal resorts and lies close to North Yorkshire’s rugged National Park.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board York Guided Tour Ryedale Folk Museum Tea & Scones Day 5 Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: We travel north to Yorkshire arriving at our hotel in time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: Following the coast road, we reach Whitby, once home to Captain James Cook. High above the harbour stands Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Dracula. Explore the narrow streets and busy harbourside before a scenic drive across the moors to Pickering. DAY 3: A free day to enjoy Scarborough. DAY 4: A day in the historic city of York, beginning with a guided driven tour. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. You might like to visit the Jorvik Centre, The Castle Museum, National Railway Museum, the City Walls, or stroll through the many quaint little alleys and check out the independent shops and cafés as you go.

DAY 5: We take a cruise on England’s largest lake – Windermere, from Bowness to Lakeside, before visiting Holker Hall, a magnificent Victorian mansion steeped in history and surrounded by glorious gardens. We have a short stop in Grange-over-Sands before returning to our hotel.

DAY 5: Our day in the moors begins at Hutton-le-Hole and the Ryedale Folk Museum. We then head up over Blakey Ridge, with spectacular views all round, and over to Guisborough, our lunch stop. In the afternoon we travel along Bilsdale to the Sun Inn for tea and scones before returning via Helmsley to our hotel.

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

DAY 6: We leave our hotel after breakfast and head for home, reaching our taxis early evening.

Riverside Hotel HHH

Park Manor Hotel

On the banks of the River Kent in the centre of Kendal, our three-star hotel was once an 18th-century tannery and has excellent views from the first-floor restaurant and many of the bedrooms. Leisure includes indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but some steps throughout. www.riversidekendal.co.uk 15 May 2022

G2293

£669

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

Overlooking Scarborough’s scenic Peasholm Park and close to the stunning North Bay, our family-owned hotel has a superb restaurant, sun lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam room. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to most rooms. www.parkmanor.co.uk 15 May 2022

G2235

£725

Double for Sole Use £Nil

For Insurance Details See Pages 82 & 83

DAY 4: By coach we travel to Settle to join the famous line which will carry us all the way to 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 Kendal by coach.

YORK


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7 Nights from

Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls Explore the Norwegian Date Destination fjordland in the spring and May 2022 discover the seasonal Sun 15 Depart Southampton Mon 16 Cruising highlights of some of the Tue 17 Cruising Lysefjord & Jøsenfjorden region’s most scenic Wed 18 Eidfjord waterways and wonders. Cruising Hardangerfjord, Maurangerfjord & Smaller ship Bolette takes Wed 18 Furebergfossen you on a special diversion Thu 19 Olden into Maurangerfjord, to Thu 19 Cruising Nordfjord & by Hornelen see Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful; and to Fri 20 Haugesund see verdant valleys and Sat 21 Cruising imposing natural Sun 22 Arrive Southampton landmarks such as Hornelen, North Europe’s tallest sea cliff, within picturesque Nordfjord and Hardangerfjord.

£1099

IINCLUSIONS Baggage Handling En-suite accommodation Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Five Course a la Carte Dinner, Late Night Buffet, Self-service Tea & Coffee Varied Daytime Activities Lectures & Talks Swimming Pools, Jacuzzi & Gym Choice of Evening Entertainment Formal Welcome &/or Captain’s Drinks Party & Gala Buffet Free Tips & £50pp Onboard Spending Money*

Ashore in Olden, see and hear the creaking ice of the Briksdal Glacier and experience the uncanny tranquillity of Lovatnet Lake on tour, or even ride the Loen Skylift for panoramic views of Nordfjord. Eidfjord meanwhile is the starting point for discovering sights such as Vøringsfossen, one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls, and for fjord kayaking experiences on the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord. A walking tour of Haugesund is a great way to uncover its fascinating Viking history, while the scenery of the surrounding Haugalandet countryside begs for your exploration.

Bolette

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BOLETTE

While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in Fred Olsen’s fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.

Please note: This cruise can only be booked direct with Woods (no agent bookings). Full terms & conditions are available on request and can be found on www.fredolsencruises.com Door to door transfers can be arranged and may incur an extra charge. Prices and *special offers are correct at time of publication.

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7 Nights

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Cabin Type

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Balcony

£1099pp £1299pp £2149pp

Suite

£2599pp

Single

£1999pp

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PEEL BAY

7 Days from

£809

The Isle of Man

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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. DAY 4: Travelling north via Ramsay and part of the TT course, we continue to Peel on the west coast, once the island's main fishing port. We visit the House of Manannan, an award-winning exploration of the island’s Celtic, Viking and Maritime traditions, returning via Tynwald Hill, traditional home to the world’s longest unbroken parliament.

SNAEFELL MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

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.

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. 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.

Half Board Cregneash National Folk Museum House of Manannan Snaefell Mountain Railway Steam Railway Manx Electric Railway Excursions as Listed

The Empress Hotel HHHH Situated on the Central Promenade of Douglas, our recently refurbished Victorian four-star hotel overlooks Douglas Bay and is close to all the main sites of the capital. The hotel has restaurant, piano bar, TV lounge and conservatory. The leisure facilities include mini gym, sauna, steam room and beauty suite. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There are 18 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

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 unique to the Isle of Man. DAY 7: Departing after breakfast, we take the early crossing from Douglas to Heysham and make our way to the 16 May 2022 south coast and home. 06 September 2022

DOUGLAS

G2248

£809

Single Supplement £75

£819

Single Supplement £85

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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 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 (NT), 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.

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M AY 2 0 2 2 NEW LANARK MILL

8 Days from

£789

Heart of Scotland

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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 see 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.

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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. 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 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. DAY 5: A full day in Edinburgh today beginning with a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, The Queen’s former floating palace for over 40 years. Follow in the footsteps of royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences. 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.

Glasgow Guided Tour Royal Yacht Britannia Excursions as Listed stop in the pretty town of Alnwick. We continue south to our overnight hotel. DAY 8: We continue our journey south making suitable 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 and golf resort 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 an indoor 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.thewesterwoodhotel.co.uk

DAY 7: Departing our hotel, we make our way to the east coast and then travel through Northumberland with a 22 May 2022 G22101

£789

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RABY CASTLE

6 Days from

£619

Delightful Durham & North East

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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.

River Wear Cruise Beamish Museum Raby Castle Hartlepool Historic Quay Durham Guided Tour Wynyard Hall Gardens Cream Tea Day 5 Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: We make our way to Durham to 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.

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

& Tenby

£735

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

South West Wales is home to castles, beautiful gardens and a remarkable National Park. We travel through wonderful Welsh scenery, visit Pembroke and Tenby, and stay in four-star comfort at our new Best Western hotel.

Half Board National Wool Museum Pembroke Castle Aberglasney Gardens National Botanic Garden British Bird of Prey Centre Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: This morning we travel to 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: We spend our day in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Pembroke. The town’s centrepiece is its magnificent Norman Castle, one of the finest and best-preserved strongholds in the country. We continue to the tiny city of St. David’s, dominated by its impressive cathedral. DAY 4: Enjoy a free day in Tenby. Alternatively, have a half day in Tenby before joining your driver for a journey across the bluestone Preseli Mountains and along the Teifi Valley to Cenarth. This charming conservation village has spectacular waterfalls, and we visit the National Wool Museum. Those who stay in Tenby will be picked up on the return. DAY 5: After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where we find over 100,000 plants and also the remarkable British Bird 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.

Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel HHHH

Redworth Hall Hotel 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.redworthhalldurham.co.uk

04 September 2022

Pembrokeshire

£619 £639

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

Our four-star hotel is a traditional Georgian mansion set in its own sunny sheltered grounds two miles from Pembroke, and has pleasant patio areas, lounge and cosy bar. Meals are taken in either the Georgian Restaurant or The Conservatory. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Bedrooms are situated in the house and adjacent coach house and are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, and ground floor rooms are limited. www.lampheycourt.co.uk 22 May 2022

G2244

£735

Twin/Double for Sole Use £150

For Insurance Details See Pages 82 & 83

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 and enjoy a cream tea.

G2261

6 Days from

DAY 1: After your door to door taxi transfer, we travel to our hotel via Swindon and Newport, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

DAY 1: We have an early departure, stop in Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth late afternoon.

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NEW

CHATSWORTH HOUSE

5 Days from

Derbyshire & The Peaks

£499

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board The Peak District National Park Chatsworth House boasts beautiful landscapes, Kedleston Hall hidden lakes and some of Crich Tramway Village England’s finest Great Houses. Excursions as Listed We have included Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall, and have allowed time in Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter. 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: Our visit today is Chatsworth House, located in the heart of the Peak District and home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire. You can admire the splendour of the house and its wonderful works of art and explore over 105 acres of garden discovering water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers. DAY 3: Today we take in some of the splendid scenery of the Peak District, and begin with a visit to Crich Tramway Village. Here you can travel on vintage trams through the lovingly restored period village museum. We then visit Matlock, where you have time for lunch and sightseeing. This afternoon we visit the picturesque Carsington Water Visitor Centre before we return to our hotel.

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DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Kedleston Hall, a lavishly decorated 18th-century show palace, which boasts many artistic treasures. Spend your afternoon relaxing at our hotel or explore Derby. A highlight is the Cathedral Quarter with unique independent shops, great cafés, restaurants and bars, stunning arts and cultural venues and historic landmarks including the magnificent cathedral itself, with one of the tallest towers in the country. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel southwards, with suitable refreshment stops, arriving in the local area early evening.

Derby Mickleover Hotel, BW Signature Collection 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.bestwestern.co.uk 23 May 2022

G2298

£499

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

BIDEFORD

5 Days from

Bideford & North Devon

£535

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 an early summer visit to Marwood Hill Gardens the Royal Hotel in Bideford. 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 Garden 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: A free morning in Bideford. In the afternoon we visit 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 3: This morning we visit Barnstaple, where you might like to visit the famous Pannier Market. Our afternoon is spent at the gorgeous RHS Garden Rosemoor, bursting with early summer flowers. DAY 4: 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 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 Hotel HHH Situated at the eastern end of the medieval bridge spanning the River Torridge in the ancient port of Bideford, our three-star hotel has a comfortable lounge, a traditional feel, WiFi and a lift to all floors. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. www.royalbideford.co.uk 26 May 2022

G22103

£535

Single Supplement £40 Twin/Double for Sole Use £80


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WADDESDON MANOR

5 Days from

SIDMOUTH

5 Days from

Sidmouth & South Devon

£605

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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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Donkey Sanctuary Bicton Park Botanic Gardens 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.

Royal York and Faulkner Hotel HHH

02 June 2022 06 September 2022

G2270

£605

Single Supplement £Nil

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Waddesdon Manor

National Trust Members’ Tour: This tour incorporates four wonderful National Trust properties over three counties, taking in places along the River Thames and the rolling hills of The Chilterns.

Cliveden Gardens Greys Court Waterperry Gardens Basildon Park River Thames Cruise Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 10

DAY 1: After our door to door pick ups, we head up the A34 to Waterperry Gardens, 8 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens established in 1932 as a Horticultural School for Ladies. Visit the gardens, gallery, museum and tea shop before we travel the short distance to our hotel. DAY 2: This morning we head into Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires for free time to explore, visit one of the many museums or relax in a café. In the afternoon we visit Basildon Park (NT), an 18th-century mansion set in 400 acres of historic parkland and gardens. DAY 3: We travel across the Chiltern Hills to Cliveden (NT), with its gorgeous gardens set high above the river with panoramic views over the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire countryside. The house, now a private hotel, may be open for 30-minute guided tours, and we will book this for you if possible. This afternoon we visit Marlow for some free time and a 40-minute round trip cruise on the River Thames past Bisham Abbey and down to Temple Lock. DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we head for Waddesdon Manor (NT), the incredible French-style chateau built by Baron Rothschild in 1874 to display his treasures and entertain his friends. As well as the opulent interiors of the manor, visit some of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, our last visit is to Greys Court (NT), a picturesque Tudor manor house with intimate walled gardens, a medieval tower and glorious wooded parkland. Early afternoon we make our way back to the south coast and our taxis.

Doubletree By Hilton Oxford Belfry HHHH Ten miles from the historic centre of Oxford, our four-star hotel has excellent leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and beauty treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.theoxfordbelfry.co.uk

05 June 2022

G2262

NT Member

£530*

Non Member

£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £140

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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. The spa and beauty rooms can be booked at an extra cost. There is WiFi and two lifts, but with some steps throughout. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk

£530

Treasures in Trust – Bucks, Berks & Oxon


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7 Days from

Killarney & The Ring of Kerry 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 beautiful corner of the Emerald Isle. the peninsula. Our tour will go as far as Slea Head and return via Tralee.

KILLARNEY

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, and a coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs and sandy beaches. For lunch we stop in Dingle, the only town on

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. Breath-taking 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. 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.)

£889

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Dingle Guided Tour Kerry Guided Tour Kerry Bog Village Dunbrody Famine Ship Excursions as Listed with costumed guides and themed exhibitions, it provides a world-class insight into the emigrant experience. We continue to Wexford and our overnight hotel. 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

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. DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, 05 June 2022 E2246 Single Supplement £200 £899


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LLANDUDNO

6 Days from

Llandudno & The Tynedale

£699

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Half Board We have been very lucky to Ffestiniog Railway secure summer space at the Portmeirion renowned Tynedale Hotel, on Hop On/Hop Off Bus the Victorian Promenade in Excursions as Listed 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 morning to enjoy Llandudno, where you might like to take a stroll along the wide promenade, indulge in some shopping or relax at our hotel. In the afternoon, we visit the glorious Bodnant Garden. 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 back through the National Park brings us back to our hotel.

DAY 5: A free day to relax and explore. We have included a ticket for the hop on/hop off bus so that you can explore Llandudno, Conwy and the surrounding area at your leisure. DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southward via the Valley Centre near Evesham, where we stop for our lunch break. We then continue homewards, reaching our taxis early evening.

Tynedale Hotel HHHH Our four-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 bedroom 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. ww.tynedalehotel.co.uk 06 June 2022

G2282

£699

Single Supplement £Nil

5 Days from

£545

Cardiff, Bristol & Bath

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

We visit iconic sites both sides of the Welsh border – a tour with something for everyone.

Roman Baths SS Great Britain Tyntesfield Cardiff Guided Tour

St Fagan’s Museum DAY 1: After our door to door service Excursions as Listed collects you from your home, we travel across country to the pretty town of Corsham, filming location for Truro in ‘Poldark’, for some free time for refreshments. We continue to our hotel north of Bristol in time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: We travel the short distance to Bath, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visit the famous Roman Baths, an amazing historic site giving a window back to Roman Britain. An audioguide is included with your ticket. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. DAY 3: Crossing the River Severn we enter Wales and travel to its capital, Cardiff. We meet a local guide for a driven tour around the city, before free time to explore and get some lunch. In the afternoon we visit St Fagan’s – The National History Museum of Wales, where more than 50 buildings lead you from Celtic times to the present day. DAY 4: This morning we visit Tyntesfield, a spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival estate with spiralling turrets, ornate stone carvings and a wonderful walled kitchen garden. We return via Bristol with a stop to view the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge majestically spanning the River Avon. Your afternoon is free in Bristol or at your hotel. DAY 5: We visit Bristol’s historic harbourside where we have included entrance to the remarkable SS Great Britain, Brunel’s iconic steamship. There will be free time for lunch on the harbourside, before we make our way back home, meeting our taxis early evening.

Aztec Hotel & Spa HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is to the north of Bristol and offers comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all floors. www.aztechotelbristol.co.uk 08 June 2022 19 October 2022

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DAY 4: Our excursion today is to the Isle of Anglesey, across the Menai Strait. We visit Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and Beaumaris, an historic town with medieval castle, gaol and courthouse. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon.

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7 Days from

Wildlife in The Cairngorms

£775

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

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 travel on the wonderful Cairngorm 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.

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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). DAY 4: 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 5: A short drive to Aviemore brings us to the Cairngorm Funicular Railway** and a ride to the summit of Cairn Gorm. We experience views from the Ptarmigan Top Station at 1,097 metres above sea level, making this the 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. 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.

Door to Door Service Half Board Rothiemurchus Estate Dolphin Spirit Cruise Cairngorm Mountain 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 Funicular is not running, we will visit the Highland Wildlife Park.

Grant Arms Hotel HHHH Situated in the heart of Grantown-on-Spey, this lovely four-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

DAY 7: We continue homewards, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach the local area early evening to meet our waiting taxis. 11 June 2022 G2202

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CHATSWORTH HOUSE

5 Days from

BETH CHATTO GARDEN

6 Days from

£669

Houses & Gardens of Essex

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Explore Jacobean and Tudor houses, incredible gardens, and enjoy a lunch and wine tasting at Bardfield Vineyard. DAY 1: We travel via the Dartford Crossing and arrive at our hotel north of Maldon with time to relax before our evening meal.

Audley End RHS Hyde Hall Gardens Beth Chatto Garden Bardfield Vineyard Lunch Day 5 Ingatestone Hall Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: 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. 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.

Chatsworth & Warner’s Thoresby Hall

£655

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Chatsworth House

We return to the excellent Newstead Abbey Thoresby Hall, allowing you to Crich Tramway Village see the best of the Peak National Memorial District National Park, visit Arboretum Chatsworth House, Crich Excursions as Listed Tramway Village, Newstead Please see notes on page Abbey and also have time to enjoy the huge range of activities and entertainment that Warner’s are so famous for. DAY 1: After the usual taxi pick ups we travel north and reach our Warner’s hotel near Nottingham with time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: 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. The afternoon is free to enjoy Thoresby. DAY 3: This morning we visit Newstead Abbey, once home to Lord Byron. We enjoy the gardens and have a private visit to the historic house, medieval cloisters and even the private apartments of Byron, still containing the table where he wrote. The afternoon is free for you to explore the activities and facilities at Thoresby Hall.

DAY 4: 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 4: 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 wonderful works of art, the chapel, farm and the gardens with miles of walks, rare trees, temples, sculptures, fountains, streams and ponds.

DAY 5: We visit Ingatestone Hall, a 16th-century manor which has stayed in the same family, accumulating wonderful furniture and portraits over the years. There are also formal gardens and two priests’ holes. Then on to Bardfield Vineyards for a ploughman’s lunch, tour and tasting!

DAY 5: 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.

Five Lakes Resort HHHH A four-star countryside hotel, the Five Lakes offers scenic views, two bars 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 12 June 2022

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Warner’s Thoresby Hall HHHH The majestic Thoresby Hall Hotel and Spa is a Grade 1 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 13 June 2022

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DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way home, arriving in the local area to meet our taxis late afternoon.


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JERSEY

7 Nights from

SHANKLIN

6 Days from

Isle of Wight

£579

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One of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight has miles of sandy beaches, picturesque scenery, and pretty villages. We visit Queen Victoria’s favourite home, Osborne House, take a ride on the island’s own steam railway, and explore the lush and peaceful countryside.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Osborne House Steam Railway Rosemary Vineyard Tea & Cake Day 6 Isle of Wight Pearl Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: Having met all 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 and our hotel. 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 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 of the royal couple’s possessions, photographs and paintings still in place. We return to the hotel midafternoon.

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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.

Trouville Hotel HHH The Trouville is situated on The Esplanade in Sandown with sweeping views of the bay from the bar, the restaurant and the twin and double rooms. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.trouvillehotel.co.uk 14 June 2022

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Jersey by Air

£1099

INCLUSIONS

This beautiful small island in the Bay of St Malo has enchanting country lanes, wooded valleys, picturesque villages and a wealth of history.

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Door to Door Service Half Board La Mare Wine Estate Samares Manor & Cream Tea Excursions as Listed

Woods Tour Escort DAY 1: An early pick up from your home to join the coach to Southampton / Gatwick Airport for the short flight to Jersey. 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 / Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met by a Woods coach and taken back to the taxis and your home. Please note: Woods Travel act as retail agents for Destination Specialists. This holiday can only be booked direct with Woods Travel (No agents).

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 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 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 have air-conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. There is a restaurant, coffee shop, bar, WiFi and two lifts. Room upgrades are available, details on request. www.seymourhotels.com

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WINDERMERE

6 Days from

£769

The Lake District

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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 and cruises on both Ullswater and Windermere.

Half Board Tea & Cake Day 2 Wordsworth House Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Windermere Cruise Ullswater Cruise Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After our door to door service, we set off northwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching Glenridding and 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 continue to Haverthwaite, where we board our train for the short journey to Lakeside. From here we have a wonderful cruise up the lake to Bowness. After some free time we return to our hotel.

ANGLESEY ABBEY

5 Days from

£554

Gems of East Anglia

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Visit historic houses and cities of East Anglia, discover the fascinating stories of horse racing and the learn about the work that goes into producing future champions of the turf.

Half Board Cambridge Guided Tour Horseracing Museum National Stud Lunch Day 3 Anglesey Abbey

Excursions as Listed DAY 1: A morning taxi pick up followed by a drive northwards to St Albans for a little free time. We continue to our hotel arriving late afternoon. DAY 2: We drive to historic Ely, where you might like to visit the magnificent cathedral, Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely Museum or relax in one of the many cafés. This afternoon we visit Anglesey Abbey, Lord Fairhaven’s luxurious country house packed with paintings, silverware, books, clocks and blessed with 114 acres of glorious gardens.

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.

DAY 4: We travel the short distance to Cambridge to enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful city. The rest of the day is free in Cambridge, or your driver can take you back to your hotel to enjoy the leisure facilities.

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

DAY 5: After breakfast, we head home, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

The Inn on the Lake HHHH

Please note: The Horseracing Museum site covers a large area and so might not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Our award-winning four-star hotel in 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/innonthelake/ 19 June 2022 11 September 2022

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Cambridge Belfry HHHH In a lakeside setting in Cambourne just 8 miles from the historic centre of Cambridge, our four-star hotel offers modern comfort, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.thecambridgebelfry.co.uk 20 June 2022

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£554

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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 3: Today we spend a fantastic day at the National Horseracing Museum where you can explore the five-acre site, meet retired racehorses and view a stunning collection of pictures in the National Gallery of British Sporting Art. We have an included light lunch and in the afternoon we visit the National Stud, for a walking and driven tour of this beautiful 500acre site.


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JUNE 2022 WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY

8 Days from

£829

Wales Grand Tour

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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. 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.

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 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.

DAY 5: Heading west into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we visit Tenby, with its maze of narrow streets, picturesque harbour and magnificent bay. We continue to Pembroke, with its magnificent Norman castle, one of the finest and best-preserved strongholds in the country.

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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

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. DAY 8: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Cardiff, where 20 June 2022

Door to Door Service Half Board Puffin Island Cruise Welsh Highland Railway Guided Gower Tour Gower Cream Tea Aberglasney Gardens Excursions as Listed 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, bar and lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift, but some steps throughout. 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 G2230

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FLORIADE

5 Days from

FELBRIGG HALL

5 Days from

Wensum Valley & North Norfolk

£555

INCLUSIONS

Discover the beauty of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast at Sheringham and Cromer, visit the hidden gem that is Felbrigg Hall, steam through the countryside and explore the steam museum at Thursford.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Poppy Line Train Thursford Museum Norwich Guided Tour Felbrigg Hall Excursions as Listed

Floriade, Amsterdam & Arnhem

£669

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Floriade 2022

This world-renowned Canal Cruise horticultural event takes place Open Air Museum once a decade, and in 2022 Tea & Cake Day 4 Almere will play host to Excursions as Listed international exhibitors and bring together a site packed with outstanding displays, tempting food and knowledgeable experts to create a unique unforgettable experience. 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 1: Following our door to door service, we join our coach and drive north to the cathedral town of Ely where we stop for refreshments. We continue to our hotel near Norwich arriving late afternoon. DAY 2: We travel up to the North Norfolk Heritage Coast to Cromer, famous for its pier and tasty seafood. In the afternoon we visit Felbrigg Hall, an elegant country house set in extensive gardens with a picturesque lake and woodlands. The Hall contains a lot of its original collection and over 400 years of family history. DAY 3: Today we return to the coast, visiting Sheringham before boarding the Poppy Line for a heritage steam train ride with stunning views of the countryside down to Holt. Free time for lunch in this Georgian market town. Our last visit of the day is to Thursford, to see the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs. DAY 4: This morning we have a guided tour of Norwich and the afternoon is free for your own exploration, or you could return to our hotel to enjoy the leisure facilities.

DAY 3: A full day at Floriade. This magnificent show is themed ‘Growing Greener Cities’ and features indoor and outdoor exhibitions, show gardens, and events from international horticulturalists and urban planning specialists. The site covers 60 hectares, has cafés and restaurants dotted throughout, hop on/hop off e-trains and an 850m long cableway, giving a fantastic view of the whole event, and beyond. DAY 4: We travel to Arnhem to visit the amazing Netherlands Open Air Museum, which houses a collection of over 80 original houses, farms and windmills. Historic trams will carry you around the park, and you can watch artisans practise traditional crafts, talk with the friendly farmers, blacksmith and fishermen and see the past come alive before your eyes. We also visit the centre of Arnhem. DAY 5: Leaving after breakfast, we have a stop in beautiful Bruges. We then travel to Calais for our crossing to Dover, and continue home.

Wensum Valley Hotel HHH

Kontakt der Kontinenten HHH (Netherlands)

Our hotel is situated in 350 acres of the beautiful Wensum Valley, near Norwich. The hotel boasts comfortable restaurants, bar and lounge, WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, steam room and gym. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but plenty of ground floor rooms. Rooms are accessed by a covered walkway. www.wensumvalleyhotel.co.uk

Our three-star hotel is a former mission house and monastery, located in the Utrecht Heuvelrug National Park, 40 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

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DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel via Lavenham, with its many half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th Century. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.

DAY 2: We spend the day in Amsterdam including a cruise on a glass topped boat. Sit back and enjoy the sights along the network of over 160 canals and 1000 bridges, travelling through the UNESCO canal district alongside 17th-century gabled houses and beautiful churches. The rest of the day is free and this compact city is easily explored on foot.


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9 Days from

The Paznaun Valley & Austrian Tyrol We are delighted to return once again to See in the Paznaun Valley, where we are assured of a warm welcome from the Mallaun family at their delightful hotel. Situated in the centre of the village, the hotel is ideally located for relaxing walks into the surrounding countryside. During our stay we visit Innsbruck, journey into Switzerland, travel high onto some of Austria’s most beautiful Alpine roads and see breath-taking vistas from cable cars and mountain tops. DAY 1: An early morning collection from your home to join our coach for travel to Dover and the short sea crossing to Calais. We continue through France and into Belgium where we have our overnight hotel. DAY 2: We continue our journey through Germany, crossing into Austria and arriving at See in time for our evening meal. DAY 3: A morning excursion to Innsbruck, the old provincial capital of the Tyrol. We have included a guided tour to help us explore Maria Theresien Strasse and the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets, narrow housefronts and oriel windows. We continue to elegant Seefeld in the afternoon before returning to our hotel. Tonight, we have a guided lantern walk* with Christoph, our host.

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DAY 4: A spectacular excursion on the Silvretta High Road. There are a number of fine look out points and the glaciers, high peaks, mountain villages, lakes, flora and fauna make this the outstanding excursion of the tour. Tonight’s dinner is a special Barbecue with music. DAY 5: Join Christoph on a superb guided Smugglers Tour into the Samnaun Valley in Switzerland, travelling high into the surrounding mountains via cable cars and chair lifts! If you don’t fancy the cable cars, travel by coach to Samnaun for some free time to explore before we meet the returning adventurers. We return to See mid-afternoon.

DAY 6: An excursion along the awe inspiring Kaunertal Glacier Road, from the valley up to an elevation of 2,750 metres, and enjoy the sensational view from the mountain restaurant. Perhaps take a cable car to the top where skiers can be seen every day of the year and the view covers three countries (not included). This evening enjoy a Tyrolean buffet at our hotel. DAY 7: A free day to relax in the village of See and take advantage of the ‘Mountain Wellness Area’ (or the cakes!) in our hotel. Alternatively, you could use your Silvretta Card for discounted or free travel on the local buses and cable cars. After dinner we are entertained by a brass band in the courtyard.

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INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Afternoon Snacks at Hotel Tyrolean Buffet BBQ & Music Evening Innsbruck Guided Tour Guided Smugglers Tour Silvretta Card Excursions as Listed

Mallaun Wellness Hotel HHHH (Austria) A four-star hotel in a tranquil village setting owned and managed for many years by the Mallaun family. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and balcony. Amenities include a relaxing bar, rustic dining area, Wine Corner, terrace and a wellness area with swimming pool, sauna and treatment rooms. The hotel has a lift as far as the fifth floor. www.hotel-mallaun.at

DAY 8: We bid farewell to the Mallaun family and commence our return journey through Germany to our overnight hotel with evening meal on arrival. DAY 9: Departing after breakfast we head for Calais to join a short sea crossing to Dover with a mid-evening return to the local area where our door to door service will be waiting to return you to your home. Please note: Excursions are subject to local weather conditions and order of days may change. Austrian twin beds are two individually made up mattresses on a single bed frame. *Not suitable for those with limited mobility. KAUNERTAL VALLEY

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SOMERLEYTON HALL

7 Days from

SHUGBOROUGH ESTATE

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£559

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 open-air museum at Blists Hill.

Welcome Drink Weston Park Dorothy Clive Gardens Shugborough Estate Blists Hill

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: 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 4: 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.

£769

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Broads Cruise Somerleyton Hall

Bressingham Gardens & During our wonderful summer Steam Museum tour to Great Yarmouth we visit Excursions as Listed pretty towns, Grade II listed Somerleyton Hall, explore the magnificent Bressingham Gardens & Steam Museum and take a cruise on the famous Broads. DAY 1: After enjoying our door to door service, we join the coach to drive north to Bury St Edmunds where we stop for refreshments, before continuing to our hotel in Great Yarmouth. DAY 2: A free day to discover the delights of Great Yarmouth. DAY 3: We begin the day with a visit to Wroxham and enjoy a cruise around the picturesque Norfolk Broads. This afternoon we head west into Norwich where you have free time to explore, visit the cathedral, cobbled Elm Hill or Norwich Castle Museum. DAY 4: We travel down the coast into Suffolk to the delightful resort of Southwold, little changed since Victorian times. This afternoon we head inland to Diss and visit Bressingham Gardens & Steam Museum. Explore the woodlands and countryside by magnificent steam train, on over four miles of narrow-gauge line. DAY 5: After a leisurely breakfast, we head down to Oulton Broad with a chance to explore and get some lunch. This afternoon we visit magnificent Somerleyton Hall and Gardens; an early Victorian mansion with Jacobean origins set in a 400 acre wooded park with 12 acres of gorgeous gardens. DAY 6: Our first visit today is to Aylsham, where it is market day. After lunch we visit Cromer for a free afternoon by the sea.

DAY 5: Departing the hotel after breakfast, we make our way homewards, via the Cotswolds, with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

DAY 7: Leaving after breakfast, we have a lunch stop in Saffron Walden, before continuing homeward. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Telford Hotel and Golf HHHH

Palm Court Hotel HHH

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

The family owned and run Palm Court Hotel stands in a quiet location on Great Yarmouth seafront overlooking the sea. Hotel facilities include heated indoor swimming pool and two bars. The bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.palmcourt.co.uk

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£559

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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£769

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Pages 82 & 83

DAY 3: 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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DERWENTWATER

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DAWLISH

5 Days from

Delightful Dawlish

£599

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Our base for this tour is in the Pre-Dinner Drink wooded area to the east of Bicton Park Botanical Dawlish known as Dawlish Gardens Warren. Relax and enjoy the Excursions as Listed peaceful surroundings or join our driver on excursions to Dartmoor, Exmouth and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. DAY 1: We set off west, making suitable refreshment stops, and arriving at our hotel in Dawlish Warren in the afternoon. We have a drinks reception before dinner this, and every evening. DAY 2: We spend the day in the wild and wonderful Dartmoor National Park. Look out for the wild ponies as we drive across to Princetown and return via Tavistock and Okehampton. DAY 3: We visit Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, set in Devon’s Otter Valley. The Grade I listed gardens are the product of almost 300 years of horticultural history and we have included the gardens, glass houses and a ride on the woodland railway. We finish our outing with some free time in Exmouth. DAY 4: A free day to relax at our hotel or explore the area. Alternatively, join you driver on a half-day excursion to Torquay.

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DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home via Dorchester, reaching the local area late afternoon.

Our three-star hotel is set in 19 acres of peaceful woodland in Dawlish Warren, overlooking the Exe Estuary with the beach close by via a public footpath. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a comfortable lounge, bar, restaurant, garden, terrace and both indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel has balcony rooms at a supplement and has a lift. www.langstone-hotel.co.uk G22142

£559

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

Derwentwater Cruise This wonderful Lakeland tour Excursions as Listed includes cruises on Lakes Windermere and Derwentwater, 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 in Bowness where we enjoy a short cruise up Lake Windermere to Ambleside, before travelling on to Grasmere over lunchtime. In the afternoon we drive past Thirlmere and finally we have a 50-minute boat trip around Derwentwater before making our way back to our hotel. 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 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.

Shap Wells Hotel HHH

Langstone Cliff Hotel HHH

03 July 2022

Lakes, Dales & The Mountain Goat

£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £70

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

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HOLY ISLAND

6 Days from

Northumbria & Holy Island

£639

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Northumbria’s wealth of natural beauty, rugged coastline and vast landscapes of unspoilt countryside is blessed with an abundance of historic sites. We visit Holy Island, the castles at Alnwick and Bamburgh and uncover the secrets of Roman Britain at Vindolanda.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Beamish Alnwick Castle Bamburgh Castle Lindisfarne Visitors’ Centre Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After an early departure we travel via the Dartford Crossing to Northumbria, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. 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: 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 4: A full day out at 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 5: We head north up to Holy Island, crossing the causeway by coach (depending on tides). We have included entrance to the visitor centre for an introduction to life on the island. In the afternoon we take in Bamburgh Castle, seat of the Kings of Northumbria, situated on a rocky outcrop with unsurpassed views of Lindisfarne.

HAVERTHWAITE RAILWAY

5 Days from

£599

Summer Lakes & Morecambe Bay

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Leighton Hall Tour Afternoon Tea Day 3

A wonderful chance to explore the beautiful scenery and fascinating history of the Southern Lake District

Haverthwaite Railway Windermere Cruise Holker Hall Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After our door to door pick ups, we travel by coach northwards to the Lake District, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving in time to enjoy our evening meal. DAY 2: This morning we travel up to Haverthwaite for the short train journey to Lakeside. Here we board our boat for the 50-minute cruise across Lake Windermere to Bowness, where our coach will be waiting. After some free time, we have a scenic drive up to Ambleside before returning to our hotel. DAY 3: Today we begin with a ‘brief encounter’ at Carnforth Station, which was immortalised in David Lean’s 1945 film. We continue to Morecambe for free time to explore and get some lunch. Our afternoon is spent at Leighton Hall, a romantic, Gothic house home to the famous Gillow furniture making family. We have a tour of the house and a delicious afternoon tea in the charming Tea Rooms. DAY 4: After breakfast, we travel via Pooley Bridge to Holker Hall, a magnificent Victorian mansion of neo-Elizabethan Gothic style, steeped in history and home to the Cavendish family. We then have free time to explore Grange-over-Sands, before returning to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we make our way south by the motorways, reaching the local area and our taxis early evening.

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

Damson Dene Hotel HHH

Newcastle Gateshead Marriott HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is on the outskirts of the city and offers leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, gym and spa. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.marriott.co.uk 10 July 2022

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£639

Twin/Double for Sole Use £130

Tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley, the three-star Damson Dene Hotel is set in a beautifully landscaped garden not far from Bowness. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.damsondene.co.uk 11 July 2022

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£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £95

www.woodstravel.co.uk

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.


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7 Days from

£1255

Cruising The Seine

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Once again we join CroisiEurope aboard the MS Botticelli for a delightful seven-day cruise from Paris to Honfleur. We travel in comfort along the Seine through beautiful Normandy countryside, visiting picturesque villages along the way. Enjoy full board while on the MS Botticelli with house wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks included throughout the cruise.* DAY 1: After an early morning pick up by taxi we meet our coach and travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. From here we travel down through France and into Paris where we board the MS Botticelli late afternoon. After settling into our cabins there will be an introduction to the crew in the lounge and a welcome cocktail before this evening’s dinner. This evening we see the city illuminated as we enjoy a cruise through Paris by night (depending on water level). DAY 2: Relax and spend the morning cruising south to Melun. This afternoon you could join an optional excursion to the Palace in Fontainebleau. This magnificent Renaissancestyle chateau was the residence of 34 kings and 2 emperors over eight centuries. The chateau is the most furnished in the country and the gardens are a magnificent mixture of French and English styles. Dinner is followed by entertainment.

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DAY 3: This morning we cruise back to Paris and after lunch we enjoy an included coach tour of Paris taking in the Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. We reboard in time for dinner and our ship begins the cruise toward Mantes la Jolie. DAY 4: An optional excursion this morning to Giverny, where Claude Monet made his home and his art for 43 years. In the garden surrounding the house, Monet created studies

of volume, perspective and colour with his flower beds, and his work here made his name as the father of French Impressionism. Visit his studio and the magical water garden. The afternoon is spent cruising through a landscape of broad limestone cliffs to Rouen. DAY 5: Rouen, the former capital of Normandy, is a delight to visit with an impressive cathedral, quaint historic neighbourhoods, a wealth of shops and cafés and the site of the last days of Joan of Arc. Explore at leisure or join an optional walking tour. After lunch we travel by coach to explore the Abbey Trail – the church at Caudebec en Caux, which dates from the 15th Century, to 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. We return on board for a Gala Dinner and departure toward Honfleur.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Full Board on MS Botticelli Drinks Package on Board* Excursions as Listed

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. Please note: *For details about drinks package, optional tours, deposits and cancellations, please see pages 7 & 80.

MS Botticelli Our ship is a member of the wonderful CroisiEurope fleet. The 75 cabins all have private facilities with showers, and are equipped with TV, safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning. There is a delightful panoramic lounge with a dance floor and a bar, a comfortable restaurant (set menu), a 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 we reach Honfleur and the morning is free to explore this picturesque fishing town. 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, join an optional walking tour. After lunch on board we take the coach along the Cote Fleuri MS BOTTICELLI to visit Trouville, where you can explore the pretty harbour sides. Twin/Double for Sole Use £330 Return on board for our 14 July 2022 E22111 £1255 final evening’s dinner. Upper Deck £120


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HOLME LACY

5 Days from

Warner’s Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

£599

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board River Cruise Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

Holme Lacy is the perfect location from which to explore the idyllic Wye Valley and the mysterious Forest of Dean. We cruise on the river, drive through the ancient forest, visit Tintern, Monmouth, Ledbury and Hereford. DAY 1: We pick you up from your door by taxi, then our coach will travel west and cross the magnificent Severn Bridge into Wales. We continue up the Wye Valley to our Warner hotel near Hereford. 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: We travel to Symonds Yat and take a 45-minute cruise on the River Wye. We then delve into the Forest of Dean between the Rivers Wye and Severn on a scenic drive. The rest of the day is free in Monmouth with time for lunch and sightseeing.

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel back with a stop in Cheltenham for lunch and arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Warner’s Holme Lacy HHHH Set in the idyllic Wye Valley, this magnificent Grade I listed mansion is mainly 18th-century with ornate ceilings, a majestic sweeping staircase and a stately drawing room. The grounds hold beautiful gardens, an orchard, wooded parklands and a fishing lake. There are abundant leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, golf practice area, tennis, croquet, outdoor bowls green and boules. In addition, there is live nightly entertainment. Our rooms are in the new wing and are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 18 July 2022

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£599

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£495

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Barnsdale Gardens

Join us on this visit to The Foxton Locks Boat Trip Queen’s country retreat – Boughton House Sandringham, and enjoy visits Sandringham to Barnsdale Gardens, Excursions as Listed Boughton House and Stamford, and take a cruise on the Grand Union Canal, all during a time when Norfolk should be awash with lavender. DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way north to Rockingham, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We are greeted with tea and biscuits and have time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: We set off around Rutland Water and head for historic Stamford, where we find beautiful architecture, delightful shops, and an abundance of cafés and pubs in which to find some lunch. Our afternoon is spent at Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV viewers as home to the late Geoff Hamilton and Gardeners World. The gardens comprise 37 individual gardens within eight acres. DAY 3: This morning we drive to the little village of Foxton, where we board ‘Vagabond II’, for a cruise on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks. This afternoon we visit Boughton House, one of the great treasure houses of Europe. The house holds a staggering collection of art, rare furniture, porcelain, weaponry and textiles. DAY 4: Norfolk is our destination as we head east to King’s Lynn, an historic medieval port situated on the River Great Ouse. Our next visit is to Sandringham, the much-loved country retreat of The Queen, and private home to generations of monarchs since 1862. The house is set in 24 acres of stunning gardens, edged with fields of lavender. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel homewards, reaching the local area and our taxis late afternoon. Please note: People of limited mobility may find it hard to board ‘Vagabond II’.

Rockingham Forest Hotel HHH Our modern three-star hotel is pleasantly located between the pretty Northamptonshire villages of Rockingham and Corby, and its rural setting gives easy access to the countryside and all the attractions on this tour. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift and bedrooms are on the ground or first floor. www.rockinghamforest.co.uk 18 July 2022

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£495

Twin/Double for Sole Use £20

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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.

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NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

5 Days from

National Memorial Arboretum & Tatton Park Flower Show

£549

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A rare chance to spend a whole day at the National Memorial Arboretum, visit gorgeous gardens and an RHS Flower Show.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board National Memorial Arboretum Tatton Park Flower Show Trentham Gardens Foxfield Light Railway Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: Today is one of the highlights of our tour, a full day visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. The UK's Year-Round Centre of Remembrance, with 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife, there is something for everyone at the Arboretum. Join the daily Act of Remembrance at 11am, explore the “Landscapes of Life” exhibition, enjoy one of the informative talks or relax on the land train, an excellent way to take in a large proportion of the site’s fascinating memorials. DAY 3: We have a full day at Tatton Park to enjoy the RHS Flower Show. Marvel at the colour and creativity of the show gardens, pick up tips from expert growers, hear insightful talks from a range of speakers, buy bulbs, blooms and garden accessories, enjoy live entertainment and fantastic food and drink!

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DAY 4: This morning we visit Trentham’s award-winning Italianate gardens, with the ‘Capability Brown’ - designed lake at its centre. Also explore the onsite shopping village and large garden centre. In the afternoon we have a journey on the Foxfield Light Railway through the Staffordshire countryside. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel homewards making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Doubletree by Hilton Stoke on Trent HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is located close to Stoke and incorporates Etruria Hall, the former home of Josiah Wedgwood. Facilities include swimming pool, gym and sun terrace. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to some rooms. www.hilton.com G22141

£549

5 Days from

Monet’s Garden & Paris

£620

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Monet’s Garden

DAY 1: A morning collection by taxi before joining our coach for our journey northwards, with suitable stops en route, arriving at our hotel late afternoon and greeted with tea and biscuits.

21 July 2022

MONET’S GARDEN

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

Absorb the atmosphere of the Excursions as Listed City of Love with free time in Paris, combined with a visit to the iconic Monet’s Garden at Giverny. We also include some free time in the city of Versailles. DAY 1: We depart home using our door to door service and travel to Dover for our ferry crossing to France, travelling to our hotel on the outskirts of Paris in time for dinner. DAY 2: Today we visit Monet's Garden at Giverny. See the wonderful house and beautiful gardens which remain a magnet for art and garden lovers throughout the world. DAY 3: We take the short journey to Versailles today for free time to explore. Perhaps you can arrange for a visit to the Versailles Palace, one of the world's most opulent and famous châteaux (entrance not included). DAY 4: Spend your day free in Paris. Highlights may include the ChampsÉlysées, Arc de Triomphe, Grands Boulevards, Opéra, Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Hôtel de Ville, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Montmartre. Or you could enjoy an afternoon cruise on the River Seine (no entrances included). DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Calais for our short sea crossing back to the UK and return to the local area to meet our taxis. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Mercure Paris Velizy HHHH (France) Ideally located just 6 km from Versailles and 15 km from Paris, the fourstar Mercure Paris Velizy offers contemporary, spacious rooms with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and kettle. There is a swimming pool and a lift. www.all.accor.com 22 July 2022

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5 Days from

£565

Harrogate, Emmerdale & York

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

A gorgeous part of the country to explore with rolling hills, historic towns and buildings, ancient traditions and quaint tearooms.

Welcome Drink Woolpack Drink Ripon Cathedral Guided Tour East Riddlesden Hall Excursions as Listed

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: Our day begins with an Emmerdale drive, taking us through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to the tiny village of Esholt – ‘Beckindale’ and then ‘Emmerdale’ for many years. We have a drink at the famous ‘Woolpack’ before heading to Ilkley for some free time. In the afternoon we visit National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall, an intimate manor house set in mature grounds in the Aire Valley. DAY 3: A day to explore York. You might like to have a closer look at York Minster, the City Walls, visit the National Railway Museum (free entrance) or discover our Viking heritage at the Jorvik Centre. There are plenty of shops, museums and cafés to keep you happy all day. DAY 4: Enjoy a free day in Harrogate or your driver could take you to RHS Harlow Carr (entrance approx. £12.50). We have an early dinner before travelling to Ripon for a behind the scenes guided tour of beautiful Ripon Cathedral. At 9pm in the Market Square witness one of the oldest English traditions as the Ripon Hornblower sets the night watch.

Old Swan Hotel Our gorgeous, quality 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 25 July 2022

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Single Supplement £Nil

5 Days from

£555

Chester & Liverpool

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Added to time enjoyed exploring the contrasting cities of Chester and Liverpool, we visit the beautiful home and gardens of Arley Hall.

Half Board Welcome Drink Cream Tea Day 4 Liverpool Guided Tour Arley Hall & Gardens

Excursions as Listed DAY 1: After collection from your home by taxi, we make our way northwards to our hotel in Chester, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Enjoy a drink before dinner for a chance to get to know your fellow guests. DAY 2: A day in Liverpool begins with a driven guided tour to give you an insight into the history of this incredible city. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. Visit the many attractions at Albert Dock, the cities shops and museums or take a ferry on The Mersey. DAY 3: Today is a free day to enjoy Chester, where you could explore the almost complete city walls, stroll along the famous ‘Rows’ or visit the Zoo (entrance not included). DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Arley Hall and Gardens, one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the north west. The Hall is still a cherished family home, has been a film location for Peaky Blinders and Coronation Street, and stands in magnificent gardens known for their stunning herbaceous borders. Back at our hotel, we enjoy a cream tea, and in the evening, a glass of wine with dinner. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south with a stop in Stratfordupon-Avon for lunch and sightseeing. We reach the local area early evening.

Best Western Premier Queen at Chester HHHH Originally opened in 1860, our four-star hotel retains its Victorian grandeur while offering all the modern comforts you would expect. Charles Dickens and Lillie Langtree were regular guests and you can imagine them relaxing here when you see the vaulted ceilings, spectacular staircases, and regal public areas of this stately building. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.bestwestern.co.uk 25 July 2022

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Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we head home via Lincolnshire and the Dartford Crossing making refreshment stops along the way. We arrive home early evening.

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Isle of Arran & The Ayrshire Coast Many see Arran as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, because it boasts dramatic mountainscapes, wide sandy beaches and the historic gem of Brodick Castle. On our tour we explore this beautiful island, hidden treasure Dumfries House and the glorious Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire Coast.

£749

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Isle of Arran Brodick Castle Culzean Castle

DAY 1: After our door to door service has collected you from your home, our coach travels northwards to our overnight hotel in Cumbria, arriving in time for dinner. DAY 2: We travel up to the border, entering Scotland at Gretna Green. We stop to visit the Old Blacksmith Shop, where you can see the original wedding room and the famous anvil – site of runaway marriages since 1753. We continue our journey through Dumfries and Galloway, with a visit to Dumfries House, a stunning 18th-century house set in a 2000-acre estate and home to a huge collection of Chippendale’s work. After our guided tour, we continue to our hotel in Irvine, to be greeted with tea and shortbread.

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DAY 3: Today we take the ferry from Ardrossan over to the Isle of Arran, with its constantly changing landscape of highland glens and rugged mountains alongside sweeping bays and picturesque villages. We have a scenic drive before we visit Brodick Castle and Gardens, dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell and with stunning views over Brodick Bay and the Firth of Clyde. The grand red sandstone baronial-style castle is filled with an impressive collection of fine furniture, silverware, porcelain and paintings. We return

to the mainland on the late afternoon ferry.

Dumfries House

DAY 4: A free day to explore the area. You could stroll on Irvine Beach, or take a taxi into Troon just 6 miles away, a popular seaside resort with lovely sandy beaches, magnificent views and fine walks along the esplanade. You could take the bus to Kilmarnock or Saltcoats, or the train to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Tonight we have entertainment at our hotel.

Excursions as Listed

DAY 5: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Culzean Castle, further south along the Ayrshire coast. The castle is a celebrated design by Robert Adam, built in the 18th Century for the 10th Earl of Cassillis, and donated to the National Trust for Scotland in 1945. There is plenty to discover inside the castle, the walled garden, the visitor centre and on the multitude of woodland and clifftop paths. The views from the castle are breath-taking. On our return we stop at the conservation village of Alloway, where you might like to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (entrance not included). DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards, leaving Scotland and travelling to our overnight hotel in Haydock, arriving in time for dinner. 31 July 2022

DAY 7: We continue our journey, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and reaching the local area early evening, where our taxis will be waiting for the final part of the journey home. Please note: Single travellers may have normal single rooms at overnight hotels.

Riverside Hotel Irvine HHHH Our four-star hotel on the outskirts of Irvine is the ideal base for our exploration of the Ayrshire coast, and boasts a contemporary restaurant and spacious lounge bar. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift and bedrooms are on the ground and first floor. www.theriversidelodgehotel.co.uk

CULZEAN CASTLE

G22127

£749

Single Supplement £125


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W0637 PORTREE

11 Nights from

Scenic British Isles

INCLUSIONS Baggage Handling En-suite Accommodation Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Five Course a la Carte Dinner, Late Night Buffet, Self-service Tea & Coffee Varied Daytime Activities Lectures & Talks Swimming Pools, Jacuzzi & Gym Choice of Evening Entertainment Formal Welcome &/or Captain’s Drinks Party & Gala Buffet Free Tips & £75 Onboard Spending Money*

Marvel at the amazing scenery, away from the well-sailed routes; passing Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, Duart Castle, the Sound of Mull, and the beautiful Small Isles. You also spend time on the ‘Emerald Isle’, visiting Belfast – Northern Ireland’s attraction-packed capital – and Cobh, in beautiful County Cork. Also visit the pretty Isle of Man and enjoy scenic cruising along North Cornwall’s glorious coast.

Bolette

BOLETTE

While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in Fred Olsen’s fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.

Please note: This cruise can only be booked direct with Woods (no agent bookings). Full terms & conditions are available on request and can be found on www.fredolsencruises.com. Door to door transfers can be arranged and may incur an extra charge. Prices and *special offers are correct at time of publication.

01 August 2022

11 Nights

T2217A

Cabin Type

Prices from

Interior

Balcony

£1899pp £1999pp £3399pp

Suite

£4299pp

Single

£2999pp

Ocean View

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On this remarkable cruise, Date Destination 01 August 2022 Bolette takes you off the Mon 01 Depart Southampton well-travelled beaten Tue 02 Cruising track to discover the Wed 03 Invergordon, Scotland beauty, history and Thu 04 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands wildlife of rugged and Fri 05 Lerwick, Shetland Islands remote Scottish isles. Sat 06 Portree, Isle of Skye Look out for native Cruising by Kilt Rock & Mealt Waterfall, Sat 06 seabirds in Shetland, Isle of Skye Orkney and on the Isle of Sun 07 Cruising Small Isles & Sound of Mull Skye. Perhaps visit Sun 07 Cruising Duart Castle & Fingal’s Cave Orkney’s UNESCO-listed Mon 08 Belfast, Northern Ireland neolithic village of Skara Tue 09 Douglas, Isle of Man Brae, Norse villages in Wed 10 Cruising Spike Island, Ireland Shetland, and ancient Wed 10 Cobh, Ireland castles, including Thu 11 Cruising North Cornwall Coast Dunvegan and Eilean Fri 12 Arrive Southampton Donan. From Invergordon, you could visit Cawdor Castle or the legendary waters of Loch Ness.

£1899


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BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

5 Days from

Gilbert & Sullivan & The Peaks

£489

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Pirates of Penzance

For 2022 we visit the Gilbert & Chatsworth House Sullivan Festival in its original Crich Tramway Village home at the exquisite Buxton Excursions as Listed Opera House. We have great seats in the stalls to see the National Company’s performance of The Pirates of Penzance. We also explore the Peak District National Park and visit Crich Tramway Village and Chatsworth House. 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: Our visit today is Chatsworth House, located in the heart of the Peak District and home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire. You can admire the splendour of the house and its wonderful works of art and explore over 105 acres of garden discovering water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers. DAY 3: Today we take in some of the splendid scenery of the Peak District, and begin with a visit to Crich Tramway Village. Here you can travel on vintage trams through the lovingly restored period village museum. We then visit Matlock, where you have time for lunch and sightseeing. This afternoon we visit the picturesque Carsington Water Visitor Centre before we return to our hotel. DAY 4: We travel to the elegant spa town of Buxton, where you have time to stroll among the Georgian and Victorian buildings or the Pavilion Gardens and get some lunch. Then we take our seats in the stalls in Buxton Opera House for the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company’s matinee performance of The Pirates of Penzance.

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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.

Derby Mickleover Hotel, BW Signature Collection 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, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.bestwestern.co.uk 28 July 2022

G22148

£489

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

NIDD HALL

5 Days from

Warner’s Nidd Hall Visit Harrogate, York and the wonderful Harewood House, and enjoy the fabulous activities and entertainment that Warner do so well.

£579

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board York Guided Tour Harewood House Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

DAY 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in Stamford en route. We arrive at our hotel near Harrogate late afternoon. DAY 2: We spend the morning in Harrogate, famous for its spa, fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture, excellent shopping and the famous Betty’s Tearooms. The afternoon is free to either spend more time in town or enjoy the leisure facilities at Nidd Hall. DAY 3: Today we visit Harewood, a fine Georgian mansion house with Robert Adam interiors and art collections to rival the finest in the land. As well as the house, you can explore the renowned bird garden and over 100 acres of exquisite award-winning gardens, and breathtaking views throughout the Capability Brown landscape. We return to Nidd Hall midafternoon. DAY 4: A day out in the ancient city of York, beginning with a walking and driven tour. The afternoon is free to explore the tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the beauty of York Minster. You could also visit the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum or just enjoy the shopping! DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we head home via Lincolnshire and the Dartford Crossing making refreshment stops en route. We arrive home early evening.

Warner’s Nidd Hall HHHH 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 01 August 2022

G22136

£579

Single Supplement £Nil


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ABERGLASNEY GARDENS

6 Days from

£619

Heartland of Wales

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Lunch Day 3 Devil’s Bridge Vale of Rheidol Railway Aberglasney Gardens Elan Valley Visitor Centre Excursions as Listed

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 we have included entrance to the viewing platform. 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. We have included a light lunch and time to explore before returning to Llandrindod Wells for free time. 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. 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.

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

£619

Single Supplement £50 Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire

£609

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

Staying in the beautiful town Cruise of Llangollen, this tour Llangollen Cruise combines the best of nature Llangollen Steam Railway and man’s ingenuity. We Excursions as Listed journey across 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: Our morning is free in Llangollen with a chance to take advantage of the hotel’s leisure facilities. This afternoon we have a cruise along the Llangollen Canal crossing the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, built by Thomas Telford in 1805. Refreshments are available on board. DAY 3: 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 4: 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.

Wild Pheasant Hotel HHH Set in the magnificent Vale of Llangollen, our wonderful three-star hotel combines the charm and features of a 19th-century building with modern chic, and has views of the Vale, Dinas Bran Castle and the Berwyn Mountains. The hotel has hydro-pool, steam room, sauna and a beauty spa. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all rooms. www.wildpheasanthotel.co.uk 07 August 2022

G2232

£609

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Metropole Hotel HHHH

G2285

5 Days from

INCLUSIONS

Our tour staying in the mid Wales spa town of Llandrindod Wells includes a trip to the coast at Aberystwyth, drives through the Vale of Tywi, the gardens at Aberglasney and a trip on one of the Great Little Trains of Wales.

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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

NEW

CALL THE MIDWIFE TOUR

5 Days from

£535

Kent & Call The Midwife

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Our tour to Kent includes a visit to Historic Chatham Dockyard and a guided “Call the Midwife” tour, Ightham Mote, Canterbury & its fabulous cathedral, plus a visit to Kent Life where you can delve into Kent’s rural history, all very close to home.

Half Board Chatham Dockyard Lunch Day 3 Call the Midwife Tour Canterbury Cathedral Tour Kent Life & Owls

DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY

5 Days from

£579

Paignton & The English Riviera

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Dartmouth Steam Railway

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.

Paignton is a gorgeous base from which to discover South Devon, and we make the best of our summer break, exploring the coast, towns and rivers of the English Riviera.

DAY 2: A day out today in Canterbury. Explore the ancient city walls and quaint cobbled streets filled with interesting shops & cafés. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral.

DAY 1: From your taxi to your tour coach then westwards through Dorset and into Devon. We reach Paignton late afternoon, in time to relax before dinner and our first night entertainment.

DAY 3: Today we visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham, we begin with our one-hour “Call the Midwife” tour, featuring props, costumes and the set, led by a costumed Midwife guide. We enjoy a fish & chip lunch before a free afternoon for your own exploration.

DAY 2: A morning excursion to Torquay followed by a free afternoon in Paignton.

Ightham Mote Excursions as Listed

Kingswear Ferry River Dart Cruise Saltram Excursions as Listed

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DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, explore Kent’s rural history in the vintage village & gardens, visit the farm animals or enjoy refreshments at Dotty’s Tearoom. We have included a visit to the Kent Owl Academy. We return to our hotel midafternoon.

DAY 3: We spend a superb day of ‘steam and cruise’ as we first join the Dartmouth Steam Railway for a nostalgic ride along the coast and across to the scenic Dart Valley to Kingswear. Here we board the passenger ferry for the short journey across the harbour to historic Dartmouth. After some free time for exploration, we enjoy a one-hour cruise along the River Dart. Finally we return by ferry to Kingswear and reboard our train for the return ride to Paignton.

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 our journey homewards to meet our taxis.

DAY 4: Today we visit the maritime city of Plymouth, with naval history stretching back to Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada. Stroll on Plymouth Hoe, visit the famous Mayflower Steps and get some lunch in one of the many cafés. In the afternoon we visit Saltram, a house full of treasures set high above the River Plym with magnificent views across the estuary.

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

DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we return home making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Bridgewood Manor Hotel HHHH

Queens 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

Part of the prestigious Duchy Hotels group, our three-star hotel lies a short walk from the centre of Paignton and the seafront. There is a fine restaurant, cosy bar and an indoor swimming pool on site, and bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift and there is entertainment each evening of our stay. www.queenspaignton.com

04 August 2022

G2243

£535

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

08 August 2022

G22155

£579

Single Supplement £Nil


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AUDLEY END HOUSE

5 Days from

CHAVENAGE HOUSE

5 Days from

£529

Cotswold Stone & Waterways

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Touring through the beautiful southern Cotswolds and into the Wye Valley, we visit the glorious arboretum, enjoy two cruises and see inside the Poldark family home at Chavenage.

Westonbirt Arboretum Chavenage House River Wye Cruise National Waterways Museum Canal Cruise Excursions as Listed

£505

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, visit Knebworth House, and enjoy lunch at Audley End.

Half Board Bletchley Park Knebworth House IWM Duxford Audley End House Lunch Day 2 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 with time to relax before dinner.

DAY 1: After being picked up from your door, we make our way across country to our hotel on the outskirts of Gloucester to be greeted with tea and biscuits.

DAY 2: This morning we visit Saffron Walden with free time to visit the shops, museums and cafés. 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 2: We take the old Bath Road down through the countryside, past Stroud and on to Westonbirt Arboretum. Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe, and a remarkable Tree Top Walkway, Westonbirt is a delight at any time of year. We then have some free time in Tetbury before visiting Chavenage House, a stunning 16th-century Cotswold-stone manor house which was ‘Trenwith’ in BBC’s Poldark.

DAY 3: A free morning at your hotel or join your driver on an excursion to Bedford. In the afternoon we visit Knebworth House, home to the Lytton family since 1490. The house is a wonderful sight with Victorian Gothic turrets, gargoyles and gryphons, and has been visited by many illustrious guests such as Dickens and Winston Churchill. DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the superb Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Formerly an RAF base, Duxford is today Europe’s foremost aviation museum.

DAY 4: We follow the path of the River Severn to the historic town of Chepstow, before continuing north along the beautiful Wye Valley. We have some time in Monmouth for lunch before a cruise on the River Wye at Symonds Yat.

DAY 5: 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 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.

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south east with a stop in Winchester before returning to the local area to meet our taxis.

Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel HHHH

Best Western Gloucester Robinswood HHHH Our four-star hotel is situated on the outskirts of Gloucester and offers modern comfort and great amenities, including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool, gym and beauty treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, has some ground floor rooms, and there are some steps to reach the public areas. www.bestwestern.co.uk 08 August 2022

G22130

£529

Single Supplement £80

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 some rooms. www.mercure.com 11 August 2022

G2295

£505

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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DAY 3: A morning in Gloucester where you might like to look around the magnificent cathedral. This afternoon we head for the impressive Victorian Docks and the National Waterways Museum, before enjoying a cruise on the Sharpness Canal.


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AUGUST 2022 COCHEM

9 Days from

Four River Cruise – The Moselle, Saar, Neckar & Romantic Rhine

£1469

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Join us aboard this lovely CroisiEurope ship as we explore four wonderful river valleys, cruising past romantic castles, through steep sided vineyards and unspoilt picturesque landscapes.

Full Board on MS Léonard Da Vinci

DAY 1: We make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then across France and into Belgium for our overnight hotel near Namur.

mighty crag above the Moselle. The afternoon is spent cruising along the Moselle, one of the most beautiful tributaries of the Rhine, arriving in Koblenz late afternoon.

Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: Continuing southwards, we visit the pretty town of Vianden in Luxembourg, before joining our river cruise ship at Remich in the late afternoon. There is a welcome cocktail before dinner on board and evening entertainment.

DAY 6: This morning we cruise on the most beautiful section of the Rhine. All along the banks of the meandering river you can see castles and medieval villages set amidst the renowned vineyards and also the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arriving in Rüdesheim, there is an optional excursion on a small train stopping at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Music. Back on board, we sail toward Mannheim.

DAY 3: This morning has an optional excursion to a winery, exploring the underground passages and enjoying a tasting. The excursion ends with free time in the historical centre of Remich. After lunch back on board, we have an included guided tour of Luxembourg, the capital city of the Grand Duchy, where you can discover the main sites on foot and by coach. Back on board, more entertainment as we cruise toward Saarburg.

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DAY 4: Spend the morning cruising along the Saar and Moselle toward Trier, arriving late morning. After lunch, there is an optional guided tour of the city, to discover its wellpreserved medieval and Roman buildings, impressive churches and the Porta Nigra. We return on board to cruise toward Cochem. DAY 5: Arriving in the small medieval town of Cochem, we have free time or an optional guided tour of Cochem Castle, sitting on a

DAY 7: We arrive in Mannheim early morning and leave on an included excursion to the romantic town of Heidelberg, where we have a tour and free time to explore the historic centre. We rejoin our ship in Heidelberg and spend the afternoon cruising along the Neckar and Rhine towards Strasbourg. Tonight enjoy a Gala Evening on board. DAY 8: We disembark in Strasbourg and have some free time to explore the centre of this pretty town before making our way to our overnight hotel near Reims. DAY 9: Departing after breakfast, we make our way northwards to Calais 12 August 2022 for the short sea crossing

Drinks Package on Board* Luxembourg Tour Heidelberg Tour

to Dover. We continue to the south coast, reaching our taxis late evening. Please note: *For details about drinks package, optional tours, deposits and cancellations, please see pages 7 & 80.

MS Léonard Da Vinci Our ship has 72 cabins all with picture windows and private facilities with showers. Each is equipped with TV, radio, safe, hairdryer and airconditioning. There is a delightful panoramic lounge with a dance floor and bar, a comfortable restaurant, and a large sundeck. There is no lift, and main deck cabins are accessed down stairs. www.croisieurope.co.uk

LÉONARD DA VINCI

E22112

£1469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £380 Upper Deck £115


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NO SINGLE

NEW

HAMPTON COURT

5 Days from CASTLE HOWARD

5 Days from

Discovering Yorkshire

£555

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Spend time in York’s Half Board magnificent Minster, visit some York Guided Tour of the multitude of museums, River Cruise stroll through the narrow North Yorkshire Moors streets and little alleyways that Railway make the city of York such a Castle Howard pleasure to explore. We also Excursions as Listed include a steam train ride across the dramatic North York 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. 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 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.

Queens Hotel 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 15 August 2022

G2263

£555

Twin/Double for Sole Use £90

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink Glass of Wine Day 4

Join us for a tour jam-packed with interesting towns and attractions, visit the Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor, follow Henry VIII’s footsteps at Hampton Court and see the beauty of the RHS Gardens at Wisley.

Cream Tea Day 4 RHS Wisley Gardens Hampton Court Palace Milestones Museum Watercress Line Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: Once all are on board, we travel by coach to Milestones Living Museum, where you can walk cobbled streets, visit Victorian shops, the Teddy Bear Museum and marvel at the restored vehicles. After free time to get some lunch, we continue to our hotel, arriving late afternoon. This evening there is a welcome drink so that you can meet your fellow guests. DAY 2: Our day begins with a drive to the Thames Valley and picturesque Henley on Thames. We then head to Windsor with its long royal heritage. There are lots of independent shops and cafés, or you might like to visit the castle*. DAY 3: We spend our day at magnificent Hampton Court Palace, where you have the chance to explore the elegant Baroque rooms, as well as the Tudor apartments, much loved by Henry VIII. There is much to see and refreshments can be purchased in the Tiltyard Café. DAY 4: A firm favourite with our staff and our Day Excursion customers, Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and is a garden full of inspirational ideas. As well as the Wild Garden, Glasshouse, pinetum and spectacular floral displays, Wisley is now home to RHS Hilltop – the Home of Gardening Science. Back at our hotel we enjoy a cream tea and then a glass of wine included with dinner. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Arlesford and the famous Watercress Line for a return heritage train journey to Alton. After free time to get lunch in Arlesford, we continue home to our taxis. Please note: *Castle entrance is not included. If you want to visit you may need to pre-book.

Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor HHHH Our modern four-star hotel has an extensive open plan lounge and bar, and leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.ihg.com 18 August 2022

G22151

£569

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

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.

£569

Windsor, Wisley & Hampton Court


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AUGUST 2022 EDINBURGH TATTOO

6 Days from

Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders

£699

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

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. 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 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.

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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 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 2022 Military Tattoo. After the spectacular show we return to New Lanark. DAY 4: A free day for you to enjoy this remarkable World Heritage Site, a unique 18thcentury 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.

Door to Door Service Half Board* Edinburgh Tattoo Royal Yacht Britannia New Lanark Mill Excursions as Listed

New Lanark Mill Hotel HHHH 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. Please note: *Lunch is included instead of dinner on Day 3. Some walking up hill is necessary to get to Edinburgh Castle for the Tattoo. Order of days may change. 14 August 2022

ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

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SUPPLEMENT

PADSTOW

7 Days from

£719

Cornish Coast & Country

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Explore wonderful coastlines, visit sites frequented by Ross Poldark and take in two of the most impressive gardening projects in the UK. Our base at the Rosemundy House Hotel is a favourite with Woods customers and the area has become famous as the BBC location of 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 3: A free day to relax in our hotel and to explore St Agnes. This picturesque village lies in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is close to the spectacular coastal paths and sheltered beaches, although some of these will be challenging to those with limited mobility. DAY 4: We explore the gorgeous scenery of the west coast today, with views of St Michael’s Mount from Marazion, and a stop in Penzance for our lunch. This afternoon we visit the delightful harbour town of St Ives. This is one of Cornwall’s best-loved resorts with its cobbled

Door to Door Service Half Board Eden Project Lost Gardens of Heligan Excursions as Listed

streets, winding alleyways, quaint fishermen’s cottages and historic harbour. The town is home to the Tate Gallery St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (entry not included). We return to our hotel late afternoon. DAY 5: Our day is spent at the marvellous Eden Project, a fantastic development where huge biomes house the largest ever rainforest in captivity with a breath-taking variety of plants, exhibitions and thirty acres of stunning outdoor garden displays. You can also see world-class sculpture and art and enjoy some delicious locally sourced food in the café. We return to St Agnes mid-afternoon. DAY 6: Our morning is spent in Padstow, its narrow streets leading through pretty pastel houses to another picturesque harbour. Look out for the 16th-century courthouse of Sir Walter Raleigh and the fantastic medieval architecture. Our afternoon is in Truro, Cornwall’s only city and home to many independent shops and cafés, the Royal Cornwall Museum and the magnificent cathedral with Gothic architecture, green spire and fine rose window.

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EDEN PROJECT

DAY 7: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel east with a stop in the market town of Bridport for a refreshment break. We reach the local area late afternoon and are met by our taxis for the last few miles home.

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH This delightful and elegant hotel has been tastefully extended and is set in its own secluded gardens and woodland, 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 in the lounges and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and sauna. There is no lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.rosemundy.co.uk G2205

£719

Single Supplement Nil

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DAY 2: We dip into Poldark country today beginning with a panoramic route through Perranporth, Winston Graham’s hometown and inspiration for the Poldark novels. Travelling south, we visit the marvellous Lost Gardens of Heligan, rescued from dereliction in 1990 and now covering more than 200 acres with formal gardens, summer houses and ornamental woodland. Back with Poldark, we explore Charlestown, the pretty heritage harbour where the port scenes were filmed.

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AUGUST 2022

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

BIDDULPH GRANGE

6 Days from

COUGHTON COURT

5 Days from

£565

Middle England Explorer

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

We travel through time from the 1400s, with a visit to Leicester - the resting place of Richard III, through Tudor times in Stratford-upon-Avon and Coughton Court’s connections to the Gunpowder Plot, to the 21st Century at the National Space Centre.

Welcome Drink River Cruise Shakespeare’s Distillery Coughton Court National Space Centre Guided Tour Day 3 Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: We pick you up from your door, and then by coach we travel north to Warwick, with suitable stops along the way. After some free time to explore, we continue to our hotel where we have a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAY 2: Our day in Leicestershire begins at the multi-award-winning National Space Centre, where we have access to six galleries crammed full of rockets, satellites and meteorites, the iconic Rocket Tower and a 30minute show in the UK’s largest domed planetarium. We continue to Leicester, where you might like to visit the Richard III Visitor Centre or see his final resting place in the magnificent cathedral (entrances not included). DAY 3: Today we are met by an excellent local guide who will take us on a mystery drive culminating in a visit to Coughton Court. Home to the Throckmorton family for over 600 years, this imposing Tudor house is set in beautiful gardens and contains a collection of Catholic treasures. DAY 4: Today we visit Stratford-upon-Avon, home to Shakespeare and a delightful medieval town to explore. During the day we have a 40-minute river cruise and visit Shakespeare’s Distillery for a guided tour and tasting of the excellent gins produced here.

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DAY 5: We journey home via Oxford, where you will have time to get some lunch. We then continue south, reaching our taxis late afternoon for our transfer home.

Chesford Grange Hotel HHHH Set in 17 acres of grounds, our four-star hotel has a Tudor-style exterior while inside the historic blends with contemporary style and modern comforts. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, steam room, gym and spa treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.chesfordgrange.com 21 August 2022

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£565

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

£624

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 National Memorial Arboretum Excursions as Listed

*Please see notes on page 10 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: 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 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: A day filled with history and horticulture! We begin at Biddulph Grange (NT) to explore the Grade I 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 and Scottish glen. In the afternoon we visit Little Moreton Hall (NT), an iconic Tudor manor house, with moat and manicured knot garden. 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. DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we have a stop at the National Memorial Arboretum before continuing our journey home. Please note: Biddulph Grange has many slopes and steps.

Crewe Hall HHHH 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, in new wing, have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.crewehallcheshire.co.uk

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NT Member

£624*

Non Member

£669

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NEW

AUGUST 2022

NEW

SANDRINGHAM

5 Days from

Sandringham & Seals GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR

4 Days from

Great Dorset Steam Fair

£489

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board The Great Dorset Steam Fair is Steam Fair a typically British event Excursions as Listed offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Spend the rest of the weekend relaxing in Bournemouth. DAY 1: Making our way through Hampshire and the New Forest, we have a stop in Lyndhurst where you will be able to get lunch. We continue to our hotel in Bournemouth to be greeted with tea and biscuits.

£599

INCLUSIONS

A lovely summer holiday based at a favourite Woods hotel. Explore the house and gardens at Sandringham, the North Norfolk Heritage Coast and visit the seals at Blakeney Point.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Sandringham Seal Boat Trip* Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After leaving the local area we visit the pretty town of Saffron Walden for free time to explore. We continue to our hotel near King’s Lynn arriving late afternoon. DAY 2: A day out at Sandringham, the much-loved country estate of The Queen, and private home to generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house is set in 24 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of the 8000hectare estate.

DAY 2: A day at leisure to relax in the hotel or explore Bournemouth, you could stroll in the gardens, visit the shops or visit the Russell Cotes Museum & Art Gallery, an exotic seaside villa, very close to our hotel on the cliffs overlooking the town. Alternatively, you could join your driver on a half-day excursion to Swanage via The Sandbanks.

DAY 3: This morning is spent in King’s Lynn, where it’s Market Day. Fine old merchants’ houses stretch down to the banks of the River Ouse, and cobbled lanes and the elegant Custom House overlook the harbour. Spend the whole day here, return to your hotel to enjoy the leisure facilities or join your driver on a trip up to Hunstanton, famous for its striped cliffs.

DAY 3: Today, an early start as 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.

DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we take a scenic drive across North Norfolk via Fakenham to the Georgian town of Holt. After some free time to explore and get some lunch, we make our way to Morston Quay to board our boat for a one-hour trip out to see the seals and birds in their natural habitat on and around Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve*.

DAY 4: Departing mid-morning, we travel the short distance to Wimborne, before making our way back to the local area and meeting our taxis.

Marsham Court Hotel HHHH Our family-run four-star hotel is situated on the East Cliff, with awardwinning garden frontage and terraces overlooking the bay. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to all floors but not all rooms can be accessed with no stairs. There is some evening entertainment. www.marshamcourthotel.co.uk 26 August 2022

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£489

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75

Please note: *The order of the day may change according to the tides. The trip is on an open boat and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Knights Hill Hotel HHHH Enjoying views of The Wash and toward historic Castle Rising, our four-star hotel offers comfort in a peaceful location in acres of parkland close to King’s Lynn. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym, treatment rooms and the Farmer’s Arms Inn. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. . www.knightshill.co.uk 28 August 2022

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£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £40

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Please note: Seaview rooms and balcony rooms may be available and incur a supplement. The site for the Steam Fair is large so might not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

DAY 5: Leaving after breakfast, we travel homewards via Chelmsford for our lunch stop, and reach the local area early evening.


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AUGUST 2022

NEW

ANNECY

8 Days from

£1145

Annecy Alpine Adventure

INCLUSIONS

With a beautiful position in the high Alpine resort of La Clusaz, our hotel is a wonderful base for this exploration of Annecy, Chamonix, Yvoire and Geneva. As well as seeing the local towns, visit the ‘Mer de Glace’ Glacier, cruise on two stunning lakes and enjoy a generous drinks package at our welcoming and comfortable hotel. DAY 1: Following an early morning home taxi collection, we travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. On arrival, we continue our journey south to Troyes and our overnight hotel. DAY 2: After breakfast, we travel further south, with suitable refreshment stops, reaching our hotel in La Clusaz to enjoy a relaxing drink before our dinner. DAY 3: Today we visit Annecy, often described as the ‘Venice of the Alps’. This beautiful lakeside town is blessed with charming canals and narrow streets waiting to be explored. We have a 90-minute guided walking tour before some free time for your own exploration and to obtain some lunch in one of the many waterside restaurants. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy a 60-minute circular cruise on Lake Annecy before returning to our hotel.

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DAY 4: We travel to the chic mountain resort of Chamonix. We spend the day enjoying the relaxing town centre and have the chance to visit the numerous sights including the impressive Aiguille du Midi (not included). Later we board the Train de Montenvers for our return journey up to view the stunning glacier known as the ‘Mer de Glace’. At the summit we have the opportunity to descend via cable car and walk within the glacier itself**.

Alternatively, we could visit the museum at the summit - The Glacorium - which charts the evolution of the glacier over the centuries. DAY 5: An excursion to the lakeside village of Yvoire on the shores of magnificent Lake Geneva. This pretty medieval village has hardly changed over the centuries and is filled with beautifully decorated houses and well-tended gardens. We have a 45-minute cruise on the lake and free time to explore. In the afternoon we visit the Swiss city of Geneva. After a little free time, we return to our hotel. DAY 6: A free day to enjoy La Clusaz. You could browse the shops of our pretty village, stroll through the Alpine scenery or relax and enjoy the leisure facilities or afternoon cakes at our hotel. DAY 7: Today we have to leave the beauty of the French Alps behind as we begin our journey northward, reaching our overnight hotel north of Reims in time for dinner. DAY 8: After breakfast, we continue to Calais, with suitable refreshment stops along the way, to board a late-afternoon ferry to Dover. Once in the UK, we travel back to the local area to meet our taxis in the evening.

27 August 2022

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Drinks Package* Afternoon Tea & Cakes Annecy Walking Tour Annecy Lake Cruise Montenvers Glacier Train Glacier Cave** Geneva Lake Cruise Excursions as Listed Please note: *Drinks Package is available at the Alpen Roc Hotel only, not at overnight hotels or on excursions. Package includes unlimited drinks from 10am to 11pm daily (selected beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee). Additional unlimited alcoholic drinks from 6pm to 11pm daily (selected single measure spirits and cocktails). **The descent to the glacier is weather dependent, requires a significant number of steps and is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Hotel Alpen Roc HHH (France) Our three-star, wooden chalet-style hotel is nestled in the mountains between Chamonix and Annecy, with the main shopping street within easy distance. The hotel has a large restaurant, a gorgeous first-floor open plan bar, and leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The 108 traditionally furnished bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and safe. The hotel has a lift. www.hotel-alpenroc.fr E22128

£1145

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SEPTEMBER 2022

NEW

DURHAM

6 Days from

COTSWOLDS

5 Days from

£530

Charming Cotswolds

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Join us on this new tour visiting some charming Cotswold towns, gorgeous gardens and the hidden gem which is Sezincote, an Indian palace in the Cotswold hills.

Batsford Arboretum Sezincote Heritage Railway Bowood House & Garden 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: Up into the Cotswolds we visit Batsford Arboretum, a fine horticultural collection and previously home to the Mitford family. Our lunch we are in the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and in the afternoon we visit Sezincote. The house is surmounted with copper domes and minarets and is set in a picturesque water garden with seven pools and a temple. DAY 3: This morning we visit Cheltenham, known for its fine shopping and elegant promenade, before boarding the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for a journey through the Cotswolds countryside to Broadway. Spend some time strolling through the honey-stone streets before we return to our hotel.

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit 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 01 September 2022

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£530

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

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.

River Wear Cruise Beamish Museum Raby Castle Hartlepool Historic Quay Durham Guided Tour Wynyard Hall Gardens Cream Tea Day 5 Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: We have an early departure, stop in Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth late afternoon. DAY 2: We make our way to Durham to 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. 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 and enjoy a cream tea. DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south with suitable refreshment stops and arrive back in the local area early evening.

Redworth Hall Hotel 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.redworthhalldurham.co.uk 22 May 2022 04 September 2022

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£619 £639

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

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DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Corsham, a delightful market town which doubled as Truro in BBC’s Poldark. We continue to Bowood House, where the fine Georgian building is surrounded by the Italianinspired Terrace Garden, Walled Garden and glorious herbaceous border, and set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland.

£619

Delightful Durham & North East


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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

ULLSWATER

6 Days from KILLERTON HOUSE

5 Days from

Sidmouth & South Devon

£605

INCLUSIONS

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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Donkey Sanctuary Bicton Park Botanic Gardens 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.

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Royal York and Faulkner Hotel HHH A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The spa and beauty rooms can be booked at an extra cost. There is WiFi and two lifts, but with some steps throughout. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 02 June 2022 06 September 2022

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£605

Single Supplement £Nil

£769

The Lake District

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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 and cruises on both Ullswater and Windermere.

Half Board Tea & Cake Day 2 Wordsworth House Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Windermere Cruise Ullswater Cruise Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After our door to door service, we set off northwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching Glenridding and 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 continue to Haverthwaite, where we board our train for the short journey to Lakeside. From here we have a wonderful 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. DAY 6: Departing after breakfast, we head southwards to our local area, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

The Inn on the Lake HHHH Our award-winning four-star hotel in 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/innonthelake/ 19 June 2022 11 September 2022

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£769

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MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY

7 Days from

£809

The Isle of Man

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

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. DAY 4: Travelling north via Ramsay and part of the TT course, we continue to Peel on the west coast, once the island's main fishing port. We visit the House of Manannan, an award-winning exploration of the island’s Celtic, Viking and Maritime traditions, returning via Tynwald Hill, traditional home to the world’s longest unbroken parliament.

DOUGLAS

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.

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. 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.

Half Board Cregneash National Folk Museum House of Manannan Snaefell Mountain Railway Steam Railway Manx Electric Railway Excursions as Listed

The Empress Hotel HHHH Situated on the Central Promenade of Douglas, our recently refurbished Victorian four-star hotel overlooks Douglas Bay and is close to all the main sites of the capital. The hotel has restaurant, piano bar, TV lounge and conservatory. The leisure facilities include mini gym, sauna, steam room and beauty suite. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There are 18 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

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 unique to the Isle of Man. DAY 7: Departing after breakfast, we take the early crossing from Douglas to Heysham and make our way to the 16 May 2022 south coast and home. 06 September 2022

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£819

Single Supplement £85

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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 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 (NT), 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.

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SEPTEMBER 2022 BARRA

9 Days from

£1249

Hebridean Odyssey

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, the Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique way of life. Join us for the ultimate island-hopping experience in the Outer Hebrides, an area of unspoilt natural beauty offering spectacular scenery, impressive mountain ranges and miles of golden beaches. We visit Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Harris and Lewis! DAY 1: Having been picked up by taxi from home, you join your tour coach and we travel northward to Lancashire and our overnight hotel. DAY 2: Leaving Lancashire behind we continue north firstly by motorway and cross the border into Scotland, visiting Moffat en route. At our hotel in Drymen we have a one-night stay. DAY 3: Enjoy a day of truly spectacular scenery as we pass Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Glencoe, Fort William, Loch Lochy and the famous castle of Eilean Donan, before crossing the Skye Bridge. We drive through the remarkable landscape of the Isle of Skye, before reaching Uig, where we take the early evening crossing to North Uist, on which dinner has been included. We arrive at our hotel in Benbecula for a twonight stay.

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DAY 4: Today’s island hopping begins by taking the causeway across to South Uist, and then a further causeway to Eriskay, famous for the Eriskay ponies. A short ferry ride takes us to the Isle of Barra, considered by many to be the most beautiful little island in Britain. Its tranquil beaches, distinctive culture, where Gaelic is widely spoken, and an ancient history make any visit to Barra a memorable one. We are joined by a local guide for some insight into this glorious island. DAY 5: A leisurely morning in Benbecula before crossing the Benbecula Causeway, which links to

North Uist, a relatively flat island covered with peat bogs, low hills and lochans. More than half the land is covered by water, making North Uist a birdwatchers’ paradise. We board the early afternoon ferry for the one-hour crossing to Harris, on which we can enjoy our packed lunch. We then travel up the west coast past numerous unspoilt, white sandy beaches and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in the Western Isles. The final leg of today’s journey is to Lewis and our hotel on the outskirts of Stornoway for a two-night stay. DAY 6: 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, at Callanish, 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 7: We have a morning free in Stornoway. Originally a Viking settlement, the town now has a pretty harbour and some lovely walks. We have an afternoon crossing to Ullapool, which takes just under three hours, and from here we continue to our overnight hotel in Beauly. 07 September 2022

Door to Door Service Half Board Barra Guide Lewis Guide Packed Lunch Day 5 All Ferries Excursions as Listed DAY 8: After an early start, we travel down through Scotland, crossing the Forth Bridge to South Queensferry, with refreshment stops along the way. Our journey continues via Jedburgh to our overnight hotel in the Newcastle area. DAY 9: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel down the country and home via the Dartford Crossing, reaching the local area and our taxis early evening. Please note: This tour necessarily includes a lot of coach travel and six hotels. A ground floor room cannot be guaranteed at all overnight hotels.

Dark Island Hotel HHH A traditional hotel located on Benbecula, only a short walk from a secluded beach. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but some ground floor rooms available. www.isleshotelgroup.co.uk

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 G2254

£1249

Single Supplement £175


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SEPTEMBER 2022

KYLEMORE ABBEY

7 Days from

Connemara, Galway & Magical Mayo

£849

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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. 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 Caernarfon, 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 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

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.

Half Board Kylemore Abbey Corrib Princess Cruise Tea & Scones Day 4 Excursions as Listed Our drive home takes us through South 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

DAY 6: Leaving Westport, we travel south through County Clare and over the border to Limerick. We have free time for lunch in this vibrant city, before continuing south east through Tipperary and on to Waterford. Our final night is spent at the Dooley’s Hotel on The Quay. DAY 7: An early start is required today as we board our ferry from Rosslare and enjoy breakfast on board as we 11 September 2022 travel back to Fishguard.

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£849

Twin/Double for Sole Use £130

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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.

Princess, with full commentary and tasty tea and scones.

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SEPTEMBER 2022

NEW

MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL

5 Days from

RUFFORD OLD HALL

5 Days from

Red Rose Country & The Ribble Valley

£509

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Rufford Old Hall Explore the stunning Excursions as Listed countryside and picturesque villages of Lancashire and the Ribble Valley by coach and train, learning about the birdlife, the famous witch trials and the Tudor lifestyle on the way. DAY 1: A taxi from home will take you to your tour coach, and then we travel north to Lancashire with suitable refreshment stops along the way. DAY 2: This morning we make our way to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, where many thousands of birds arrive throughout the year. The centre is home to resident water birds, otters and beavers. In the afternoon we visit Rufford Old Hall, a beautiful timber-framed Tudor property with over 500 years of history and 14 acres of stunning grounds.

RHS Bridgewater & The Ship Canal

£559

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We are very pleased to be able RHS Bridgewater to offer a late summer tour Anderton Boat Lift which includes a visit to the Excursions as Listed wonderful RHS Bridgewater, time at Arley Hall and journeys on both the Anderton Boat Lift and the iconic Manchester Ship Canal. DAY 1: We pick you up from home by taxi and then travel north by coach, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach our hotel south of Warrington late afternoon. DAY 2: We travel to Liverpool to board our Mersey Ferries ship for a leisurely six-hour cruise on the legendary Manchester Ship Canal. We travel up to Latchford Locks, 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 return to Liverpool, and make our way back to the hotel by coach.

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DAY 3: We have a tour today with award-winning guide Simon Entwistle. We travel through the fascinating area known as Pendle Witch Country, followed by time in the market town of Clitheroe to purchase some lunch. In the afternoon we rejoin our guide and head into the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with panoramic views of the Lancashire countryside.

DAY 3: We spend our day at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley. We have an introductory guided tour and a chance to explore this remarkable project which saw the transformation of the site of Worsley New Hall into an iconic 154-acre RHS Garden. Tom Stuart-Smith and a team of awardwinning designers have created ‘gardens within a garden’ by blending history with world-class horticulture. We have a quick visit to Worsley before we return to our hotel.

DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Rawtenstall to board the East Lancashire Railway for a journey along the Irwell Valley to Bury. Here we have plenty of time to explore the fascinating transport museum, visit the famous market and get some refreshments, before reboarding the train for our return journey.

DAY 4: Today we visit Arley Hall and Gardens, one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the north west. In the afternoon we visit Anderton for a journey on the famous boatlift and a short cruise on the canal.

DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards, arriving in the local area late afternoon.

The Park Royal HHHH

Samlesbury Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is conveniently located between Preston and Blackburn and offers restaurant, bar lounge and a small gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.samlesburyhotel.co.uk 12 September 2022

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DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel south, making stops for lunch and refreshments, reaching our taxis late afternoon.

£509

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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 15 September 2022

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£559

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100


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SEPTEMBER 2022

FFESTINIOG RAILWAY

5 Days from

£489

Great Little Trains of Wales

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Caernarfon is our base for this magical journey into railway nostalgia in the Snowdonia National Park.

Welsh Highland Railway Llanberis Lake Railway Bala Lake Railway Ffestiniog Railway Portmeirion

Excursions as Listed 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 re-join our coach and return to our hotel. 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 £24. Must be requested when booking).

BROADS CRUISE

6 Days from

£659

Norfolk Paddle & Steam

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The county of Norfolk offers a rich historical heritage, pretty villages and varied landscapes including the famous Broads.

North Norfolk Railway Blickling Hall Holkham Hall Bure Valley Railway Paddle Boat Broads Cruise

DAY 1: After enjoying our door to Norwich Guided Tour door service, we join the coach to Excursions as Listed drive north to the Cathedral town of Ely where we stop for refreshments. 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, with its many halftimbered buildings dating from the 15th Century. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.

Celtic Royal Hotel HHH

Dunston Hall Hotel HHHH

The three-star 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

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

22 April 2022 16 September 2022

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£489 £569

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

01 May 2022 18 September 2022

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£659 £669

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

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DAY 5: Leaving Caernarfon after breakfast, we travel homewards making suitable refreshment stops along the way.


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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

FALMOUTH

6 Days from

£785

Falmouth

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COMPTON ACRES

5 Days from

Bournemouth

£509

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A wonderful break in the muchloved resort of Bournemouth, with trains, boats and gardens and three nights of entertainment at our hotel. DAY 1: Making our way through 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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cream Tea Day 4 Poole Vintage Cruise Compton Acres Swanage Railway Beaulieu & Motor Museum Excursions as Listed

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: A free day to enjoy Bournemouth. DAY 4: 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.

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 suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: A free day to explore Falmouth. DAY 3: This morning we visit Truro, with its impressive cathedral and delightful shops. We return to Falmouth for a 2-hour pleasure cruise onboard the MV Princessa through the rugged landscape and the scenic waters of the Helford River & Frenchmans Creek.* DAY 4: Travel across the Fal Estuary by ferry to St Mawes for free time to explore the picturesque harbour. Then meet our coach for the drive up the Roseland Peninsula to Trelissick Garden, which boasts a huge array of plant species and stunning views. DAY 5: A scenic drive this morning via Helston to Marazion 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 Helford Estuary near Gweek. DAY 6: We return home via Dorchester, stopping en route for refreshments.

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DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we make our way to Beaulieu, where we have the chance to visit Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the National Motor Museum. Mid-afternoon, we continue our journey home.

Please note: *If the Helford River Cruise is not possible due to operational reasons, there will be a cruise on the River Fal.

Riviera Hotel HHH

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

Situated in the beautifully wooded area of Alum Chine, with panoramic sea views across Bournemouth Bay, from its cliff-top position, our threestar hotel has a rear terrace, garden area, indoor swimming pool, spa bath and studio gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but there are steps throughout. www.rivierabournemouth.co.uk 19 September 2022

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£509

Single Supplement £Nil

Falmouth Hotel HHH

05 May 2022 22 September 2022

G2203

£785 £799

Compact Double for Sole Use £100


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OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

10 Days from

Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

£1749

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The world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, will be performed again in Summer 2022. The play follows the story of Christ’s Passion, beginning with His entry into Jerusalem and ending with His Resurrection and Transfiguration. In this 42nd Passion Play season, 2400 actors, including 650 children, 100 choristers and orchestra (all born or resident for 20 years in Oberammergau) will give over 100 performances to half a million visitors from around the world!

2 Nights in Oberammergau Area 5 Nights in Ferien Hotel Söll, Austrian Tyrol 2 Overnight Hotels Half Board Light Lunch in Oberammergau Passion Play Ticket (Category 1)

Oberammergau, where we have a two-night stay, is in the Bavarian Alps, nestled in the lush valley of the River Ammer, with strong Bavarian traditions complete with painted houses, woodcarving workshops and wonderful views of the surrounding Alps. Our two-night stay will be in a three-star hotel or four-star guest house/pension in or close to Oberammergau. As well as this wonderful experience, we travel through the beautiful Austrian Tyrol, enjoying a five-night stay in a four-star hotel, with day excursions to explore lakes, mountains and the delights of traditional Austria.

Salzburg Guided Tour Innsbruck Krimml Waterfall Achensee Boat Trip

SALZBURG

Ferien Hotel Tyrol, Söll, HHHH (Austria) (5 nights)

OBERAMMERGAU

Our family-run four-star hotel enjoys a wonderful location in Söll, a beautiful village in the heart of the Wilder Kaiser, surrounded by magnificent peaks and Alpine pastures. The hotel has bar, restaurant, sauna and steam room, garden, terrace, indoor and outdoor swimming pool. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and balcony. There is WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.hotel-tyrol.com 18 September 2022

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

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£1749

Single Supplement £195

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Please note: Several incremental deposits necessary. Austrian twin beds are two individually made up mattresses on a single bed frame. Terms and conditions apply.


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SEPTEMBER 2022

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

BROCKHAMPTON ESTATE

5 Days from

Herefordshire Harvest

£495

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Half Board Herefordshire has been a Brockhampton Estate county known for its cider Weston Cider* making for hundreds of years, Cream Tea Day 2 and the countryside is blessed Excursions as Listed with many orchards meaning blossom in the spring and in the autumn, and 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 drive into the autumn colours of the Malvern Hills and visit Ledbury with free time to explore this beautiful market town. 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 3: 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. DAY 4: Today we drive close to the Welsh border and to Hay-on-Wye, for 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.

OSBORNE HOUSE

5 Days from

Warner’s Isle of Wight

£559

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Half Board We return to Bembridge Coast Osborne House Hotel, one of Warner’s most Rosemary Vineyard popular properties. Warner’s Excursions as Listed ‘adult only’ hotels offer a wealth of leisure activities and Please see notes on page 8 evening entertainment, while our programme of excursions allows you to see the best of this beautiful island. DAY 1: Having met all of our taxis, our coach travels to Portsmouth for the sailing to Fishbourne. Once on the island we head for the east coast and our hotel. DAY 2: Free time this morning to enjoy the many facilities at the resort. This afternoon we take a tour around the western part of the island, taking in the picture postcard village of Godshill, Alum Bay and glimpses of The Needles. DAY 3: A morning visit to Osborne House and Gardens. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 4: A free morning to enjoy the many activities on offer at Warner’s and then this afternoon we take a scenic drive along the south east coast visiting Shanklin.

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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.

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.

Please note: *Tour not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel HHH

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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£495

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

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

26 September 2022

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£559

Single Supplement £Nil


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OCTOBER 2022

NO SINGLE

BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE

5 Days from

HARTLAND ABBEY

5 Days from

Glorious North Devon

£525

INCLUSIONS

Visit a gorgeous part of the country as the leaves turn red and gold, take in the coastal towns and villages and explore two impressive country estates.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cream Tea Day 4 Arlington Court Hartland Abbey Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way to North Devon, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: We visit the picturesque resort of Lynmouth where you can explore the narrow streets or maybe take the cliff railway to the twin town of Lynton. In the afternoon we visit Arlington Court, an unexpected gem on the edge of Exmoor. The regency house set in an extensive estate and contains a huge variety of treasures. We also visit the Carriage Museum, home to a large collection of horse-drawn vehicles. DAY 3: This morning we visit Bideford, where you could visit the Pannier Market and artisan shops. In the afternoon we have 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: After a leisurely breakfast and time to take a walk in Barnstaple, we travel up to the pretty harbour town of Ilfracombe where you can purchase lunch in one of the many pubs and cafés. In the afternoon we visit Saunton Sands, where we visit another Brend Hotel for a delicious cream tea.

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

29 September 2022

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£525

Single Supplement £40 Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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Our tour includes visits to Burghley House, Lincoln Cathedral, International Bomber Command Centre, set within 10 acres of landscaped “Peace Gardens” and enjoy lunch at the home of the Dambusters.

Half Board Welcome Drink Lunch Day 3 Petwood Hotel Tour Bomber Command Centre Lincoln Cathedral Burghley House Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After being picked up from your door by taxi, you join our touring coach and we travel northwards, stopping in St Albans before continuing to our hotel in Marston. We have a welcome drink before dinner to meet your fellow guests. DAY 2: We drive to Lincoln where we have free time to explore and get some lunch. In the afternoon we visit Lincoln Cathedral and The Airmen's Chapel of St Michael, home to three Books of Remembrance containing the names of 25,611 men who flew from Lincoln RAF bases in the Second World War and never returned. The Cathedral was a sign on the horizon to crews returning to Lincolnshire RAF bases that they had made it home safely. After dinner there will be a quiz. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Woodhall Spa. We visit historic Petwood Hotel, which was used as a military hospital in WWI, and was home to the legendary 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron in WWII. We have included a guided tour and a light lunch. Our afternoon is spent at the International Bomber Command Centre, where our guided tour includes access to the Peace Gardens, the Memorial Spire and Walls of Names. DAY 4: This morning we visit magnificent Burghley House, home to the Cecil family and surrounded by spectacular ‘Capability Brown’ - designed parkland. Our afternoon is spent in the historic town of Stamford, one of the finest Georgian towns in England. Enjoy a game of bingo after dinner. 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, pleasant 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 02 October 2022

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£529

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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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.

£529

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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

ST PETER PORT

5 Nights from

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS

5 Days from

Blackpool Illuminations

£555

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Half Board Join us for this wonderful tour Light Lunch Day 3 of the famous Blackpool Blackpool Tower & Circus Illuminations, which every Illuminations Tour autumn transform a five-mile Pendle Witch Tour stretch of the promenade into Samlesbury Hall a breath-taking blaze of Excursions as Listed colourful lights in spectacular designs. We have also included a Pendle Witch Tour with a fascinating guide, Samlesbury Hall, 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: 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. DAY 3: We visit Samlesbury Hall, built in 1325, steeped in fascinating history and still with its original black and white exterior. From Tudor priest holes to Victorian kitchens, our guided tour takes us from the 14th to the 20th Century. We have an included light lunch before returning to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 4: Today we travel up the Ribble Valley to Clitheroe, where we meet our award-winning guide Simon Entwistle. Simon will take us for a tour through Pendle Witch Country including Barrowford, Worston and Chipping enthralling us with stories of the trials and local legend.

£895

Gorgeous Guernsey

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

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/Gatwick Airport for the 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: 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 will be some steps to negotiate either on boarding in St Peter Port or on the return journey mid-afternoon. DAY 6: Today we have our return flight to Southampton / Gatwick Airport, where we will be met by a Woods coach and taken back by taxi to your home.

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DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we head south and arrive in the local area late afternoon. We will make stops for refreshments along the way.

Please note: Woods Travel act as retail agents for Destination Specialists. This holiday can only be booked direct with Woods Travel (No agents).

Clifton Park Hotel HHH

Peninsula 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

The Peninsula Hotel is a firm favourite with Woods clients and is located on the north west coast in its own grounds on a grassy peninsula leading to a sandy bay. There is a spacious lounge, bar 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

03 October 2022

G2249

£555

Single Supplement £Nil

03 October 2022

N2241

£895

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100


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OCTOBER 2022

JACOBITE STEAM RAILWAY

9 Days from

Highlands, Lochs & Great Trains

£1075

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

This two-centred tour allows you to experience three remarkable rail journeys – the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore, the Kyle Line from Dingwall to the Kyle of Lochalsh and a return journey on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Railway. Join us as we take to road and rail through the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands. DAY 1: Leaving the south coast early in the morning we make our way north to Gretna for our overnight stay. DAY 2: We cross the border and continue via the motorways around Glasgow and onto Stirling for our lunch stop. The spectacular castle perches high above the city, and the Old Town boasts beautifully preserved medieval and Renaissance churches and mansions, cobbled streets and pleasant shops and cafés. We then continue past Perth and Pitlochry, through the wonderful scenery of the Grampian Mountains and on to the Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie, for a four-night stay.

DAY 4: Today is free to enjoy the scenery around our hotel. There are some lovely walking routes close by, and two miles away is the Highland Folk Museum. The lounge bar of our hotel is open for purchasing lunch if you wish.

Half Board Tea & Cake Day 5 Jacobite Train Kyle Line Train

Alternatively, you could take the train or bus to Aviemore or Inverness for your own exploration.

Strathspey Steam Railway Excursions as Listed

DAY 5: After a leisurely breakfast, we take the short drive to Aviemore, a charming town in the centre of the National Park. After some time to explore and get some lunch, we enjoy a heritage railway journey along the Spey Valley on the Strathspey Railway to Broomhill. Our final visit is to Grantown-on-Spey for some tea and cake before we return to our hotel.

DAY 8: Leaving Beauly after breakfast, we travel south passing Pitlochry and Perth on our way to Edinburgh. We enjoy a few short hours in this remarkable town before continuing across the border, through Northumbria to our overnight hotel in the Newcastle area.

DAY 6: Another day of stunning scenery as we take a meandering route to our next hotel. We drive south west past Loch Laggan and along Glen Spean before heading north along the shores of Loch Lochy to the Caledonian Canal and Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness. Travelling along the western shore, we have views of Urquhart Castle and time to spot Nessie. We spend a little time in the afternoon in Inverness, before reaching Beauly and The Priory Hotel, for a two-night stay.

Duke of Gordon Hotel HHH

DAY 7: Today 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 back to Beauly through Glen Sheil and Glen Moriston, and along Loch Ness. 02 October 2022

DAY 9: After breakfast we continue southwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach the local area early evening and meet our taxis for the last leg of the journey home.

With origins in the 18th Century, our three-star hotel in Kingussie was once visited by Queen Victoria, and prides itself on excellent dining and a relaxing atmosphere in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk

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, hairdryer and hospitality tray. www.priory-hotel.com

G2290

£1075

Single Supplement £135

For Insurance Details See Pages 82 & 83

DAY 3: Leaving Kingussie after breakfast, we travel by coach to Fort William to board the Jacobite Steam Train to enjoy one of the most remarkable rail journeys in the world, and made even more famous as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. Beginning in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the train travels along the West Highland Line extension along the shores of Loch Eil and over the 21 arches of the dramatic Glenfinnan Viaduct. Enjoy unforgettable views across Highland terrain as we approach the coast and the busy fishing town of Mallaig. We have some free time in the town before hopping back aboard the train to see the journey from an entirely different perspective on the return journey. We return to our hotel by coach.

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OCTOBER 2022

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

STOKESAY CASTLE

TRESCO ABBEY GARDENS

5 Days from

5 Nights from

Isles of Scilly

£1095

INCLUSIONS

Our customers return to these beautiful isles again and again, to enjoy the warm hospitality of the team at The Atlantic Inn, the fantastic walks, 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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Please note: Good walking shoes are essential. 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.

Highlights of Shropshire

£509

INCLUSIONS

Discover with us the best of Shropshire, and visit Gloucester, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Burford, explore Blists Hill Victorian Town, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury Cathedral and enjoy a cruise on the River Severn.

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

DAY 1: Following a morning collection from home, we join our Woods coach and travel toward Gloucester where we stop for free time for lunch, before continuing to Shropshire and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. We have a welcome drink before dinner for the opportunity to meet your fellow guests. DAY 2: Today we visit Blists Hill, a fascinating re-creation of a Victorian town complete with staff in authentic costume. We also visit Ironbridge, a centre of the industrial revolution and now a delightful town of tearooms and antique shops. 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: This morning we take a drive through the scenic Shropshire Hills on our way to Stokesay Castle, the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. At lunch time we make our way to Ludlow, where the afternoon is free for exploring and sightseeing. 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.

Atlantic Inn HHH

Buckatree Hall Hotel 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

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

23 March 2022 05 October 2022

G2229

£1095

Sea View Supplement £50

03 April 2022

Twin/Double for Sole Use £110

07 October 2022

G2225

£509

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil


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OCTOBER 2022

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

LAVENHAM GUILDHALL

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAIL

6 Days from

North Yorkshire Coast & Country

£659

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board North York Moors Railway Eden Camp

Castle Howard We are very pleased to be able Excursions as Listed to offer this new tour based at a hotel 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: After your taxi pick up, we travel north making suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving at our hotel late afternoon to be greeted with tea and biscuits. DAY 2: Our day begins with a drive down through the North York Moors National Park through stunning scenery to Pickering, where 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 reach 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: 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 of an original World War II prisoner of war camp. We then move on to Castle Howard, a palatial stately home set in between two lakes and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

6 Days from

Suffolk Autumn Gold

£659

INCLUSIONS

As the leaves turn red and gold, we explore the little villages, sandy heathlands and verdant countryside which have inspired famous painters such as Constable and Gainsborough.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Lunch Days 3 & 5 Tea & Cake Day 4 Lavenham Guildhall Melford Hall Guided Tour Day 4 Excursions as Listed

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. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon for a chance to enjoy the leisure facilities. 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.

DAY 5: A more leisurely day today as we spend the morning in the Victorian seaside resort of Scarborough. 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: This morning we travel to Lavenham, with its half-timbered buildings, famous crooked house, and remarkable medieval Guildhall, of which we have included a tour. After an included sandwich lunch, we visit Melford Hall, a fine Elizabethan mansion.

DAY 6: We travel home with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

DAY 6: We depart after breakfast and make our way back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

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, 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 09 October 2022

G2281

£659

Single Supplement £Nil

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 and spa with treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.stokebynayland.com 09 October 2022

G2268

£659

Sole Use Supplement £140

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DAY 4: A day out in York, with its many shops, cafés and historic sites.

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, the church at Dedham and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill. In the afternoon we visit Sudbury for tea and cake.


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OCTOBER 2022

NO SINGLE

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

SUPPLEMENT

ABERGLASNEY GARDENS

5 Days from WEYMOUTH

4 Days from

Weymouth & Dorset

£399

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We return to the Hotel Rex in Light Lunch Day 3 the seaside resort of Bovington Tank Museum Weymouth, with its beautiful Max Gate beaches and idyllic leisure Althelhampton Tour harbour, which nestles Excursions as Listed perfectly alongside the rugged Isle of Portland. We visit Weymouth, Bournemouth and Shaftesbury, Bovington Tank Museum, Max Gate and Athelhampton House. 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 visit Max Gate, the atmospheric Victorian home where Hardy wrote about Tess of The d’Urbervilles and much of his poetry. The rest of the day is free in Weymouth, or join your driver on a scenic drive around Portland Bill. DAY 3: After breakfast, we visit Athelhampton House. The house dates from 1485 and is a magnificent example of early Tudor architecture and shows fascinating interiors with heraldic glass and linenfold panelling. We have included a tour and a soup and sandwich lunch. 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.

£449

South Wales

INCLUSIONS

Enjoy our October break from the comfort of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel. See the autumn colour at the National Botanic Garden and Aberglasney and admire the glorious scenery of the Gower Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire Coast.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink National Botanic Garden Bird of Prey Centre Aberglasney Gardens Pembroke Castle Tour

Tea & Scone Day 3 DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we Excursions as Listed travel across to Gloucester in time for lunch. We continue to our hotel in Carmarthen. There will be a welcome drink before dinner so that you have 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: This morning we visit the Gower Peninsula, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and stop at the Heritage Centre before continuing to Mumbles. Our afternoon is spent at Aberglasney Gardens, a remarkable site recovered from years of neglect and restored to its former glory.

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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.

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.

Hotel Rex HHH

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel 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 13 October 2022

G22119

£399

Single Supplement £Nil

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 and provides two nights of entertainment. www.ivybushroyal.co.uk 04 April 2022 13 October 2022

G2226

£449

Single Supplement £Nil


71

OCTOBER 2022

RIVA DEL GARDA

8 Days from

£920

Lake Garda & Verona

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Staying on the magnificent Lake Garda, we combine excursions to explore the lake’s beautiful towns and the City of Verona – the spiritual home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - with two days to relax by the lakeside. DAY 4: We travel today to Trento, the capital of the Trentino region (approx. 50km from Hotel Sole). This Roman city of art and history has atmospheric piazzas, renaissance fountains, shady porticos and medieval frescos. Immerse yourself in the culture of the city or enjoy the many shopping opportunities.

VERONA

DAY 2: We continue our journey into the mountains of Austria into Italy, arriving on the shores of Lake Garda and the Hotel Sole in time for a welcome drink, evening meal and a stay of five 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) or take a walk up to the Bastione for wonderful views over the lake.

Half Board Excursions as Listed Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

Hotel Sole HHHH (Italy) Hotel Sole is located in a fantastic position in Riva del Garda. Its splendid lake front facade adorned with arches, balconies and decorative ovals the hotel boasts large lounges and a terrace looking out onto the lake. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.hotelsoleriva.it/en

DAY 6: Enjoy another day enjoying the lake and the surrounding town. DAY 7: We bid a fond fair well to our lakeside hotel and begin our return journey home with an overnight stop on route. DAY 8: After breakfast we continue our travels with a short ferry crossing back to the UK. We continue to the local area to meet our taxis and complete our journey home.

15 October 2022

TRENTO

E2257

£920

Single Supplement £155

For Insurance Details See Pages 82 & 83

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 5: We journey to the City of Verona, famously known as the setting for the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and his comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Enjoy a free day and take time to explore the great Roman Arena, one of the largest and best amphitheatres in the world, or alternatively stroll through the evocative streets, historic piazzas and enjoy a cappuccino in one of the many charming cafés.

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OCTOBER 2022 ALNWICK CASTLE

6 Days from

Northumbria’s Hidden Gems WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

5 Days from

Somerset Steam & Cruise

£495

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Canal Cruise

Based in the historic town of West Somerset Railway Tiverton, this tour allows you Exeter Cathedral Guided to discover Exeter Cathedral, Tour explore the dramatic beauty of Excursions as Listed Exmoor with a trip on the West Somerset Railway, and relax as you cruise through the glorious Devon countryside by horse drawn barge. DAY 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels west to Bridport before continuing to your hotel in mid Devon. DAY 2: A morning mystery drive, before travelling by coach to the Grand Western Canal where we enjoy a delightful horse-drawn cruise. Refreshments availabe on board. DAY 3: An early start as we travel to Bishops Lydeard to join Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway for a forty-mile return journey winding through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast. Free time for lunch in Minehead, before returning by train to Bishop Lydeard to meet your coach. DAY 4: 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.

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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 14 October 2022

G2239

£495

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

£679

INCLUSIONS

Northumbria’s wealth of natural beauty, rugged coastline and vast landscapes of unspoilt countryside is blessed with an abundance of historic sites.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cragside Alnwick Castle Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda South Tyne Railway Packed Lunch Day 3

DAY 1: After an early departure we travel via the Dartford Crossing to Northumbria, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

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 autumn gardens and ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. The afternoon is free in Alnwick. DAY 3: A scenic drive today as we explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, travelling south via the Derwent Reservoir and Edmundbyers to Stanhope. When we reach Alston we board the heritage railway for a wonderful return ride through the South Tyne Valley, enjoying a packed lunch on board. Our drive back to the hotel is through more beautiful scenery. 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 with leisure facilities including 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 16 October 2022

G22116

£679

Twin/Double for Sole Use £140


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OCTOBER 2022

NEW

CARDIFF

5 Days from

PLYMOUTH

5 Days from

Plymouth & The Smugglers Coast

£539

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.

£545

Cardiff, Bristol & Bath

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

We visit iconic sites both sides of the Welsh border – a tour with something for everyone.

Roman Baths SS Great Britain Tyntesfield Cardiff Guided Tour

St Fagan’s Museum DAY 1: After our door to door service Excursions as Listed collects you from your home, we travel across country to the pretty town of Corsham, filming location for Truro in ‘Poldark’, for some free time for refreshments. We continue to our hotel north of Bristol in time to relax before dinner.

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: We travel the short distance to Bath, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visit the famous Roman Baths, an amazing historic site giving a window back to Roman Britain. An audioguide is included with your ticket. The afternoon is free for your own exploration.

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: Crossing the River Severn we enter Wales and travel to its capital, Cardiff. We meet a local guide for a driven tour around the city, before free time to explore and get some lunch. In the afternoon we visit St Fagan’s – The National History Museum of Wales, where more than 50 buildings lead you from Celtic times to the present day.

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: This morning we visit Tyntesfield, a spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival estate with spiralling turrets, ornate stone carvings and a wonderful walled kitchen garden. We return via Bristol with a stop to view the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge majestically spanning the River Avon. Your afternoon is free in Bristol or at your hotel.

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.

Copthorne Hotel HHHH 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 four-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 17 October 2022

G22150

£539

Twin/Double for Sole Use £110

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, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all floors. www.aztechotelbristol.co.uk 08 June 2022 19 October 2022

G22149

£555 £545

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we visit Exeter and have free time to explore. We continue eastwards and meet our taxis late afternoon.

DAY 5: We visit Bristol’s historic harbourside where we have included entrance to the remarkable SS Great Britain, Brunel’s iconic steamship. There will be free time for lunch on the harbourside, before we make our way back home, meeting our taxis early evening.


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OCTOBER 2022 WIGHTWICK MANOR

5 Days from

£449*

Treasures in Trust – Middle England

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Berrington Hall Wightwick Manor River Severn Cruise

National Trust Members Tour: This tour incorporates four wonderful National Trust properties in the heart of England, as well as the lovely towns of Leominster and Cheltenham and a cruise on the River Severn.

Fish & Chip Lunch Baddesley Clinton Packwood House Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 10

DAY 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we travel via some of the pretty towns of the Cotswolds to Stourport-Upon-Severn and our hotel. DAY 2: We travel to Shrewsbury and enjoy a 45-minute cruise on the River Severn, with commentary and refreshments. After some free time to explore the town, we meet at the Loopy Shrew Restaurant for a fish & chip lunch. We then visit Wightwick Manor and Gardens (NT), a remarkable house built in the Victorian era with nostalgia for medieval England with timber beams and barley-twist chimneys. DAY 3: Two National Trust treasures today starting with Baddesley Clinton (NT), one of the finest moated manor houses in England with over 500 years of fascinating history, nestled in excellent period gardens. In the afternoon we visit Packwood House (NT). Originally 16th-century, it houses a wonderful collection of period furniture, textiles and tapestries.

BODIAM CASTLE

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£534

Autumn Delights of Kent

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Kent is a county full of history and beautiful scenery. Discover Canterbury, Broadstairs and Deal; visit museums, castles and gardens; and enjoy tea, cake and mugs of beer!

Tea & Cake Day 2 Dickens House Museum Goodnestone Park Gardens 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. DAY 2: A lovely day today begins with a visit to Broadstairs, with 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 for lunch, we visit Goodnestone Park Gardens to enjoy the autumn foliage and some tea and cake. 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.

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DAY 4: This morning we visit Berrington Hall (NT), an elegant neo-classical house designed by Henry Holland and set in ‘Capability’ Brown’s final landscape design. Our afternoon is spent in Leominster, an historic market town of medieval black and white buildings.

DAY 4: 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.

DAY 5: We travel south with a stop in Cheltenham, before continuing to home, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

DAY 5: We travel to Bodiam Castle, with time to explore this 700-year-old castle, and to get some lunch. In the afternoon, we continue home.

Best Western Stourport Manor Hotel HHHH

Please note: Some parts of the castles will not be accessible to those with limited mobility.

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

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Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel HHHH Set in tranquil surroundings overlooking the English Channel, our four-star hotel was built in the 1890s and offers modern comfort while holding onto its Victorian charm. There are two bars, a lounge and traditional restaurant. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.theburlingtonhotel.com 24 October 2022

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ENCHANTED FOREST

7 Days from

£685

The Enchanted Forest

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Join us on this wonderful tour like no other based in Perth, perfect for visiting the Enchanted Forest, renowned as Scotland’s premier sound and light experience! We spend our days exploring the beautiful autumn scenery, visiting Edinburgh, New Lanark Mill and Scone Palace, 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 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. DAY 4: This morning we visit Scone Palace, poised above the River Tay and housing an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts. The Palace stands in magnificent grounds and has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of kings, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. We return to Perth for a little free time and an early

DAY 5: This morning is free in Perth. You might like to explore the public parks, museums, stroll through the cobbled streets with Georgian townhouses and medieval spires, or along the banks of The 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. DAY 6: Travelling south, we cross the Firth of Forth and reach Edinburgh. We have some free time for your own exploration, before continuing across the border to our overnight hotel in the Newcastle/Durham area. DAY 7: We make our way home, with suitable refreshment stops along the way, reaching the south coast in the evening to meet our everfaithful taxis. 23 October 2022

Door to Door Service Half Board Enchanted Forest New Lanark Mill Light Lunch Day 2 Distillery Tour & Tasting Scone Palace Black Watch Museum Excursions as Listed 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

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DAY 2: We continue northwards and cross the border into Scotland, and up to New Lanark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the picturesque River Clyde. Have a look around this unique 18th-century mill village, explore the visitor centre and enjoy an included light lunch. We continue our journey to Perth arriving in time for our dinner, and our four-night stay.

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!

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NEW NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

When you are looking to book your next cruise holiday, whether its river or ocean cruising, why not try the Sussex Cruise Club? Our friendly, knowledgeable team will take the stress out of finding your next cruise and take care of all the arrangements.

CAMBRIDGE

5 Days from

Plus whenever you make a booking with us you will receive Cruise Club Points that can be used as a discount on a future booking, plus where possible we will arrange transfers to and from your chosen ship so your holiday starts and ends in the best possible way.

£544

Autumnal East Anglia

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

With roadsides bursting with red and gold, the gardens and villages of Suffolk and East Anglia are beautiful to visit in Autumn.

Half Board Welcome Drink Glass of Wine Day 4 Cream Tea Day 4 Ickworth

Cambridge Guided Tour DAY 1: Enjoy our door to door Excursions as Listed service, then by coach we head north via St Albans to our hotel north of Cambridge to be greeted with tea and biscuits. We have a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAY 2: This morning we visit the Italianate masterpiece of Ickworth, which is set in an ancient deer park and rolling Suffolk countryside alive with autumn colours. We have a 45-minute guided tour of The Rotunda followed by free time to explore. Our afternoon is spent in Bury St Edmunds, where you could visit the famous Abbey Gardens or St Edmundsbury Cathedral. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast we head out to tour the autumnal colours of rural Essex. We first visit Thaxted, with its famous Guildhall and restored windmill set against a backdrop of medieval houses. Onto the picture-postcard village of Finchingfield, complete with village pond, redbrick houses, tearooms and cafés. DAY 4: We spend today in Cambridge, a university city with a fascinating history on the River Cam. We meet our guide for a tour of the city and finish with a visit to the American Cemetery. There is also free time for your own exploration before we return to our hotel for a cream tea. This evening have a farewell glass of wine or fruit juice with dinner.

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DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Holiday Inn Cambridge HHH Our three-star hotel is to the North of Cambridge and offers an open-plan lounge and bar and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but some ground floor rooms. www.ihg.com 27 October 2022

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And Woods have more to offer…

GROUP BOOKINGS If you are a group travel organiser or just someone wanting to get a group of family and friends together for a bespoke holiday or day out, give our private group department a call. They can discuss your travel arrangements and put together the perfect tour just for you, organising the accommodation and itinerary using their knowledge and experience. “Just a quick note to say how delighted we were regarding our Suffolk trip that you ran for us. The hotel worked very well, the gardens we visited were fabulous and our driver was a complete delight. It has been so successful that instead of waiting two years before the idea of another one, our members don't want to wait that long and so the committee are now planning to do one next year! We will be in touch sooner that I thought!” Local garden club, West Sussex Call 01243 871651

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DAY EXCURSIONS Woods have a programme of around 300day excursions a year to a great variety of places of interest and entertainment. These include historic houses, glorious gardens, shopping trips, train journeys, river cruises, and trips to the theatre, a show or concert. Our pickup route runs from Chichester, through Bognor Regis and Littlehampton to Goring.

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“Just a note to say how enjoyable the Windsor River Cruise & Savill Garden trip was. It was such a lovely day on the river at one with the wildlife and tranquillity, and the meal on the cruise and cream tea at the garden were excellent. Once again, a great day organised so well by Woods.” Contact 01243 868080

WISH DAYS If you have a special occasion coming up, or just want to treat a friend or loved one, you can use their experience and expertise to design your perfect day out. Travel in style in their luxury chauffeur-driven six-seater Mercedes to your chosen destination. Why not include a theatre trip, a river cruise, a meal in a special place, a train journey, or a combination of all of these! “Thank you so very much for arranging our trip on the Belmond British Pulman. The day was fantastic from start to finish. Our drive up to Victoria Station was perfect, we had a very competent driver and good company. We felt safe and relaxed there and back! Your kind and helpful organising of the whole day was perfect. All in all, a wonderful day. A memory that will stay with us forever. Thank you so much.” Local garden club, West Sussex Call 01243 871652

PRIVATE COACH HIRE Our fleet of 15 distinctive luxury coaches, ranging from 16 to 53 seats, are available for hire. They are meticulously maintained, and are driven by knowledgeable, uniformed drivers. Whether you are a business requiring transport for a corporate day out, a club or association attending an event or a private individual arranging a social occasion, we can provide quality transport. “Just a note to say thank you for a fabulous service once again yesterday. Your coach took our team to their cup final that they won 3-1. The whole day went to plan with thanks to your staff for the help in booking and to the very helpful driver who looked after us on the day. Look forward to booking again with you in the future.” Local Football Club, West Sussex Call 01243 871657

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Where holidays include a flight (except Isles of Scilly) Woods Travel act as purely an agent and these holidays are covered by Destination Specialists ATOL Number 9503 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 does not include a flight (apart from the Isles of Scilly), the money you pay us for the booking will be protected by Bonded Coach Holidays (BCH) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), 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 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 Regulations 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 all air tours and £200 for river cruises) and as confirmed in the pre-contract information. After we receive your booking 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 will 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 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 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 are not 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 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 - COACH HOLIDAYS ONLY 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 departures. 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 - COACH HOLIDAYS ONLY 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 email 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:

COACH / AIR HOLIDAYS Period before departure within which written cancellation of package is received More than 42 days 28 - 42 days 14 - 27 days 7 - 13 days 1 - 6 days Departure day or later including voluntary termination during the package

Amount of cancellation charge as a % of total package cost Deposit only 30% or Deposit, if greater 45% or Deposit, if greater 60% or Deposit, if greater 100% Total package cost

CROISIEUROPE RIVER CRUISES Period before departure within Amount of cancellation which written cancellation of package is received charge as a % of total package cost More than 90 days Deposit only 51-90 days 40% or Deposit if greater 30-50 day 50% or Deposit if greater 15-29 days 60% 7-14 days 80% 1-6 days 100% Departure day or later including Total package cost voluntary termination during the package You may cancel your holiday without paying any termination fee before the start of the holiday, in the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of destination or its immediate vicinity, for instance, if there are serious security problems at the destination which are likely to affect the package. 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), or 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 Amount per person significant 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).


81 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 £5,000 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 by 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 simple 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, BCH/ABTOT have an Alternative Dispute Resolution scheme and full details are available from them. Please contact them at ABTOT 117 Houndsditch London EC3A 7BT 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 to you 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.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home 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. NO SMOKING is 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 have any doubts about your status as a resident British subject, you must check with the Embassies 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 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, either 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 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 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, ship's captain, 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 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 must advise us if you use an alternative insurer, 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 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 DPO Assist 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 01/10/21.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE - INCLUDES COVID COVER Travel Insurance Premiums Per Person (Includes IPT) (Subject to change) LENGTH OF TRIP 3 DAYS 4 DAYS 5 DAYS 6 DAYS 7 DAYS 8 DAYS 9 DAYS 10 DAYS 13 DAYS

UK COACH Inc. ISLE OF MAN £18.00 £23.00 £28.00 £33.00 £38.00 £43.00 £46.00 £49.00

EUROPE COACH inc. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND £43.00 £54.00 £58.00 £61.00 £63.00 £65.00 £67.00 £131.00

CHANNEL ISLANDS BY AIR

ISLES OF SCILLY

£75.00

£54.00

£82.00

Summary of Cover HOLIDAY TRAVEL INSURANCE Woods Travel 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 Assistance. Allianz Assistance is a trading name of AWP Assistance UK Ltd. AWP P&C SA is authorised and regulated by L’Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution in France. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). Subject to regulation by the FCA and limited regulation by the PRA. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEAbased firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the FCA’s website. 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. HEALTH DECLARATION AND HEALTH EXCLUSIONS It is very important that you read the following:For UK travel only If you are only travelling within the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man during your journey, it is a condition of this policy that you can comply with the following: 1. You are fit to travel and undertake your planned journey. 2. Following any claim investigation, your doctor confirms they would have agreed with or recommended your travel plans when you took out this insurance, booked your journey or at the time you travelled (whichever is later). 3. You are not travelling with the purpose of having medical treatment or a consultation. 4. You are not awaiting the outcome of any medical tests or an appointment at a medical facility for any medical investigations. For travel outside of the UK You will not be covered for any claims arising as a direct or indirect result of an existing medical condition if, in the 12 months before taking out this insurance or booking your journey (whichever is later), you: a) Were referred for tests, investigations, treatment or surgery, or were awaiting the results of any referral


83 b) Attended or were due to attend a hospital or clinic as an outpatient or inpatient; c) Received treatment or saw a medical practitioner for a medical condition; or d) Were prescribed medication. Unless the condition(s) has (have) been declared to and accepted by us in writing. You should contact the Medical Screening Team by calling 02392 419063 if: i) You need to declare a medical condition ii) You are unsure whether a medical condition needs to be declared or not. The confidential helpline will be able to confirm if cover can be provided for your medical condition(s). If you need to make a claim arising from a medical condition that has not been declared and accepted by us, it is unlikely that your claim will be paid. Each person insured by us would still be covered for any unrelated medical condition(s) and other sections of cover subject to the terms and conditions of this policy. You will not be covered if: • Following any claim investigation, your doctor confirms they would not have agreed with or recommended you travel as planned either when you took out this insurance, booked your journey or at the time you travelled (whichever is later). • You know you will need medical treatment or a consultation at a medical facility during your journey. • You are travelling specifically for the purpose of having surgery, procedures or hospital treatment, whether medically necessary or not. • You had been diagnosed with a terminal illness prior to the date you took out this insurance or booked your trip (whichever is later). If we are unable to cover a medical condition, this will mean that any other person insured by us will not be able to make a claim arising from the medical condition(s). This may even apply if the person with the medical condition(s) purchases cover from another provider. Exclusions relating to the health of someone not insured on this policy, but whose health may affect your decision whether to take or continue with your journey: You will not be covered for any directly or indirectly related claims (see note at the end of this section) arising from the health of a travelling companion, someone you were going to stay with, a close relative or a business associate if at the time your policy was issued: • you were aware they had undiagnosed medical condition(s) for which they were awaiting tests, investigations or the results of these; • you were aware that their medical condition(s) were unstable, were likely to get worse in the next 12 months or they had been diagnosed as having a terminal condition. Note: Only claims relating to a medical condition where any of the above apply will be affected. This includes indirectly related claims. For example, if someone breaks a bone and a doctor confirms it is related to an existing diagnosis of osteoporosis (brittle bone disease), this would not be covered if we have not agreed in writing to cover the osteoporosis. Level of medical cover provided This is not a private medical insurance policy and only gives cover for emergency medical treatment in the event of accident or unexpected illness occurring during your journey. SIGNIFICANT EXCLUSIONS

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 Assistance. 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 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 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. We summarise below the details of the insurance cover provided which also includes 24-hour emergency service from Allianz 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. SUMMARY OF COVER PLEASE SEE THE POLICY WORDING FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE COVER, LIMITATIONS AND EXCESSES, A SPECIMEN COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

COVER Cancellation

SUM INSURED Up to £2,500

Personal Accident

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

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

Up to £1,000,000

£100

UK Additional Travelling Expenses Medical Confinement Benefit

Up to £1,500

£100

£10 per 24 hours up to £100 UK

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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.

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

£15 per 24 hours up to £450 Channel Islands & Europe

Curtailment Up to £2,500 Personal Property Including Up to £1,500 in all. Single Money Article Limit £200/Valuables £200 Personal Money Up to £200 Delayed Baggage (after 12 hours) Up to £100 Loss of Passport Up to £200 Missed Departure Up to £100 UK & £300 Europe Travel Delay Travel Delay up to £60 Cancellation (holiday abandonment) up to £1,500

£100 Personal Property & Money £35

Personal Liability

Up to £1,000,000

NIL

Legal Expenses

Up to £25,000

NIL

Delayed Baggage – Excess 12 hours NIL NIL Travel Delay Excess = 12 hours Holiday abandonment excess as per Cancellation

If our chosen insurance provider, Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited are unable to offer you the travel insurance cover you require, or your premium is higher than you expected because you have serious medical conditions, you may be able to get help by accessing the Money and Pensions Service travel directory or by calling 0800 138 777 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).


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