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www.woodstravel.co.uk

Door to Door UK & Continental Coach & Air Holidays

2020/2021


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Welcome!

Experience & Expertise

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new 2020/2021 holiday brochure, which you will find full of wonderful destinations and interesting events to tempt you. Although the summer of 2020 saw a lot of attractions and venues closed, they are beginning to reopen their doors and we can start to explore by coach again. We will, of course, be 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.

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

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. 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year so far, with our staff working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our customers up to date with rescheduled tours, and making sure that every single person had as many options as possible available to them when trips were not able to go ahead. We would like to thank all of our lovely Woods customers who were so patient, understanding and kind while we arranged and rearranged the many tours affected. Thank you all for your kind words, cards, flowers and the support you have given us this year, and since we began our family-run business in 1971! As we enter our 50th year in the travel business, we look forward to welcoming you back on a Woods coach holiday very soon!

y t s i r K Kristy Elsmere Joint Managing Director

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

• Provisional bookings are held without obligation for 7 days

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

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

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

• The final balance for your holiday is payable 8 weeks

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

• Our terms and conditions are printed in the brochure,

are available on our website and can be sent to you on request

• You will receive your Holiday Travel Pack approximately

10 days before you travel. This will contain your luggage labels, your coach meeting time, itinerary, hotel addresses and any other information relevant to your holiday

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

01243 868080 sales@woodstravel.co.uk 43 ALDWICK ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS, WEST SUSSEX, PO21 2NL


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Door to Door Service

All Woods Holidays Include

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

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

Travel with confidence

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

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

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


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TOUR MAP Hebrides (61) Cairngorms (99)

Perthshire (54)

Edinburgh Tattoo (85)

Heart of Scotland (72)

Arran & Ayrshire (67)

Northumbria (79) County Durham (51, 82) North Yorkshire (58)

Lake District (41, 64, 69, 97) Yorkshire (39, 83, 87)

Isle of Man (59, 91) Liverpool (16, 50, 79)

Skipton (81)

Ribble (70) Ship Canal (55, 93)

Llandudno (20, 58)

Cheshire (42, 62, 87, 90)

North Wales (34, 74) Great Little Trains (49, 91)

Peak District (82) Llangollen (87)

Snowdonia (32)

Llandrindod Wells (81)

Killarney (92)

South Wales (10, 43) Tenby (44)

Lincolnshire (27, 35, 86)

Derbyshire (37, 64)

Orton Hall (29)

Sandringham (66, 77) Shropshire (44, 60, 90) Norfolk (12, 19, 55, 73, 100) Staffordshire (97) Warwickshire East Anglia (36) Ludlow (53) (18, 30, 60, 77, 86)

Wales Grand Tour (68) Kilkenny (45)

West Yorkshire (65, 98) Beverley (88)

Blackpool (12, 40)

Malvern (26, 43) Hereford (11, 18, 100) Wye Valley (75) Cotswolds (28, 32, 39, 69) Bletchley Park (17, 78) Bristol (23, 48) Cardiff (74) Dorset Steam (88)

Suffolk (17, 78, 85)

Suffolk & Essex (63)

North Devon (65)

Somerset (11, 14, 21, 42, 93) West Country (53) Hampshire (30, 31)

London (40) Kent (10, 80)

Eastbourne (95) Isle of Wight (15, 22, 28, 34, 63, 101)

St Agnes (27, 48, 83) Isles of Scilly (37, 101)

Looe (70) Falmouth (52, 98)

Bournemouth (13, 22, 29, 36) Portland/Weymouth (16, 31, 56) Sidmouth (21, 41, 66, 95) Dartmoor (56) Torquay (15, 20, 35, 49, 52, 80) Plymouth (13)

Guernsey (45) Jersey (62)


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22 December 2020 Canaries Christmas & New Year

15 Nights

Page 26

27 April 2021 Cruising to Liverpool

4 Nights

Page 50

20 May 2021 The Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

8 Nights

Page 57

12 August 2021 Norway’s Iconic Fjords

8 Nights

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TOUR MAP

Cruising with Fred.Olsen

Flåm Bergen

Eidefjord Stavanger

Norway’s Fjords (84)

Kilkenny (45)

Dutch Bulbfields (46, 47) Tulip Cruise (47)

Killarney (92)

Bruges (38) Cruising the Seine (76)

Spain & Bordeaux (57)

Harz Mountains (51) Rhine Cruise (96) Rhineland Christmas (24) Luxembourg (14, 46) Rudesheim (23)

Paris Afloat (38) Versailles & Monet’s Garden (75)

Oberammergau (102) Paznaun Valley & The Austrian Tyrol (71)

Bordeaux La Coruña Avilés

Annecy (89)

Santander

Lake Molveno (94)

Menton Lemon Festival (33) Spanish Christmas (25)

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


Holiday Diary 2020 / 2021

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This diary shows all available holidays from September 2020 to September 2021. If you require details of a holiday which is listed, but does not appear in this brochure, please call 01243 868080 Date

Tours 2020

02 Sep 04 Sep 06 Sep 08 Sep 10 Sep 11 Sep 13 Sep 13 Sep 15 Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 26 Sep 27 Sep 28 Sep 30 Sep 02 Oct 04 Oct 08 Oct 09 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 29 Oct 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 20 Nov 25 Nov 29 Nov

Romantic Journeys of The North Great Little Trains of Wales Mystery Tour Inner Hebrides: Iona, Mull & Skye Falmouth Beautiful Bruges & Ypres Connemara, Galway & Magical Mayo The Lake District The Isle of Man Sidmouth & South Devon Wildlife in The Cairngorms Magnificent Lake Garda & Venice Herefordshire Harvest Discovering Lincolnshire Isles of Scilly Warner's Weekend Norfolk Paddle & Steam Autumn Tints of Wales Blackpool Illuminations Plymouth & The Smugglers Coast Bournemouth Somerset Steam & Cruise Suffolk Autumn Gold Little Switzerland & Vianden Torquay Warner's Isle of Wight Weymouth & Dorset Llandudno Holly Surprise Liverpool, Lancashire & The Wirral Secrets of The Shires Torquay Tinsel & Turkey Warner's Studley Castle Warner's Holme Lacy Festive Sidmouth Longleat Festival of Light Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular Rüdesheim, Frankfurt & Wiesbaden Christmas Markets Bath, Bristol & Winchester Christmas Markets Warner's Tinsel & Turkey Isle of Wight Canaries Christmas & New Year Cruise Spanish Christmas & New Year Rhineland Christmas Cornish Christmas Christmas at The Abbey Lincolnshire Christmas A Wight Christmas Cotswolds Christmas Bournemouth Christmas Orton Hall Christmas South Coast Christmas Norton Park Christmas Chesford Grange Christmas New Year at The Heights

29 Nov 07 Dec 22 Dec 22 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 24 Dec 30 Dec

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Summer 2020 Brochure

No Single Supplement

2020/2021 Brochure

Air tour

Ocean Cruise

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Tours 2021

01 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 15 Feb 22 Feb 01 Mar 07 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 08 Mar 12 Mar 15 Mar 17 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 22 Mar 25 Mar 25 Mar 28 Mar 01 Apr 01 Apr 02 Apr 02 Apr 08 Apr 09 Apr 09 Apr 12 Apr 12 Apr

Snowdonia All Inclusive Menton Lemon Festival Snowdrops & Steam Warner's Bodelwyddan Castle Isle of Wight Winter Warmer Belgrave Sands Cosy Break Treasures in Trust: Eastern Shires Hidden London - Law & Disorder Gems of East Anglia Bournemouth, Tanks & Treasures Paris Afloat Warner's Thoresby Hall Isles of Scilly Beautiful Bruges & Ypres Joe Loss Orchestra Blackpool Golden Years Kent & Call The Midwife Cotswolds & The Wye Valley Mystery Tour Malvern Easter South Wales Easter Somerset Easter Cheshire Easter Lakes & Dales Sidmouth & South Devon Railway Trams, Boats & Bulbs Springtime in Guernsey ‘Little Switzerland' & Springtime in Vianden Shropshire & The Severn Valley Dutch Tulip River Cruise Tenby & Pembrokeshire Kilkenny, Crystal & The Copper Coast Bristol, Bath & Avon Spring Gardens of Cornwall Dutch Bulbfields & Windmillls Springtime in Devon Cruising to Liverpool Great Little Trains of Wales The Harz Mountains Historic North East Falmouth Torquay Treasures in Trust: West Country Perthshire & The Scottish Castles The Feathers at Ludlow Mystery Tour Gorgeous Gardens & The Ship Canal Norfolk Paddle & Steam Weymouth & Dorset Dartmoor Delights Llandudno & The Tynedale Into The Heart of Spain & Bordeaux The Isle of Man North Yorkshire Coast & Country

15 Apr 16 Apr 18 Apr 18 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 27 Apr 30 Apr 02 May 02 May 02 May 03 May 07 May 08 May 09 May 09 May 13 May 16 May 17 May 17 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 23 May

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Tours 2021

23 May 27 May 28 May 31 May 06 Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 07 Jun 13 Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 14 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jun 24 Jun 25 Jun 29 Jun 03 Jul 04 Jul 04 Jul 05 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul

Shropshire Parks & Gardens Warwickshire's Transport Heritage Hebridean Odyssey Warner's Alvaston Hall Jersey by Air Suffolk & Essex Heritage Isle of Wight Chatsworth & Warner's Thoresby Hall The Lake District Glorious North Devon West Yorkshire & The Peaks Royal Sandringham & The Shires Sidmouth & South Devon Isle of Arran & The Ayrshire Coast Wales Grand Tour Cotswold Animal Magic Lakes, Dales & The Mountain Goat Looe, Tintagel & The Cornish Coast RHS Bridgewater & The Ribble Valley The Paznaun Valley & Austrian Tyrol Heart of Scotland Great Yarmouth & The Norfolk Coast Treasures in Trust: North Wales Cardiff & The Royal Mint Warner's Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Versailles, Candlelit Chateau & Monet's Garden Cruising The Seine Sandringham & East Anglia Kings & Commoners Suffolk Flora & Fauna Secrets of The Shires Northumbria's Hidden Gems Chester & Liverpool South Devon Coast Treasures in Trust: Kent Delightful Dales - Settle to Carlisle Heartland of Wales Derbyshire À la Carte Historic North East Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

16 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 26 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 01 Aug 02 Aug 05 Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug

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Tours 2021

10 Aug 12 Aug 15 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 22 Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 27 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 30 Aug 02 Sep 03 Sep 05 Sep 07 Sep 09 Sep 10 Sep 12 Sep 14 Sep 14 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 19 Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 26 Sep 27 Sep 27 Sep 01 Oct 06 Oct 18 Oct 21 Oct 10 Nov 28 Nov 05 Dec

Cornish Coast & Country Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders Suffolk Villages Rail, Sail & Automobile Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire Lincolnshire Legends Warner's Nidd Hall Great Dorset Steam Fair Three Historic Gems Annecy Alpine Adventure Treasures in Trust: Cheshire Shropshire & The Severn Valley Great Little Trains of Wales Killarney & The Ring of Kerry The Isle of Man Manchester Ship Canal Longleat Sky Safari Mystery Tour Eastbourne, History & Heritage Lake Molveno - Italy's Hidden Gem Sidmouth & South Devon National Memorial Arboretum The Lake District Yorkshire Trains & Gardens Falmouth Classical Rhine River Cruise Wildlife in The Cairngorms Norfolk Paddle & Steam Herefordshire Harvest Warner's Isle of Wight Beautiful Bruges Isles of Scilly Torquay Cotswolds & The Wye Valley Thursford Spectacular Thursford Spectacular Thursford Spectacular

Date

Tours 2022

18 Sep

Oberammergau Passion Play & The Tyrol

Days Page 7 8n 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 8 6 5 5 7 7 5 5 3 5 9 5 5 6 5 6 9 7 6 5 5 4 5n 5 5 4 4 4

83 84 85 85 86 87 86 87 88 88 89 90 90 91 92 91 93 93 8 95 94 95 97 97 98 98 96 99 100 100 101 38 101 52 39 19 19 19

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I N F O R M AT I O N

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.

2020 02 Oct

Cricket St Thomas

page 11

19 Oct

Bembridge Coast

page 15

09 Nov

Studley Castle

page 18

16 Nov

Holme Lacy

page 18

07 Dec

Bembridge

page 22

15 Feb

Bodelwyddan Castle

page 34

15 Mar

Thoresby Hall

page 37

31 May

Alvaston Hall

page 62

07 Jun

Thoresby Hall

page 64

12 Jul

Holme Lacy

page 75

23 Aug

Nidd Hall

page 87

27 Sep

Bembridge Coast

page 101

2021

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 is subject to change without prior notice. Tea/Coffee after dinner is not included.

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! 07 Mar

Eastern Shires

page 35

07 May

West Country

page 53

05 Jul

North Wales

page 74

31 Jul

Kent

page 80

30 Aug

Cheshire

page 90

Please note: Trust members must bring a valid membership card with them on the tour to qualify for the discounted price. The discount cannot be given retrospectively. 3 Days from

Mystery FOR MYSTERYTours TOURS ONLY –

£199

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! Our Mystery Hotels are a minimum of three-star standard. All rooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and hospitality tray. 28 March 2021 09 May 2021

G2199

£199

12 September 2021

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.

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service One Attraction Half Board


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At Woods we always have our single travellers in mind and for 2020 and 2021 we have managed to NO secure another range of holidays with a large number of single rooms with no single supplement. SINGLE Travel on one of these tours and you will enjoy the same quality accommodation, interesting SUPPLEMENT SUPPLEMENT 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.

2020

I N F O R M AT I O N

Singles Galore!

2021

08 Oct

Autumn Tints of Wales

page 10

01 Feb

Snowdonia All Inclusive

page 32

17 Nov

Festive Cheer in Sidmouth

page 21

12 Feb

Snowdrops & Steam

page 32

24 Dec

Orton Hall Christmas

page 29

22 Feb

Isle of Wight Winter Warmer

page 34

24 Dec

Chesford Grange Christmas

page 30

08 Mar

Bournemouth, Tanks & Treasures

page 36

24 Dec

Norton Park Christmas

page 30

25 Mar

Cotswolds & The Wye Valley

page 39

15 Apr

Shropshire & The Severn Valley

page 44

18 Apr

Kilkenny, Crystal & The Copper Coast

page 45

23 May

Shropshire Parks & Gardens

page 60

16 Jul

Sandringham & East Anglia

page 77

18 Jul

Kings & Commoners

page 77

26 Jul

Chester & Liverpool

page 79

09 Aug

Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

page 83

22 Aug

Lincolnshire Legends

page 86

20 Sep

Yorkshire Trains & Gardens

page 98

21 Oct

Cotswolds & The Wye Valley

page 39

05 Dec

Thursford Spectacular

page 19

GROUP BOOKINGS If a group of your friends or family wish to have a bespoke holiday or day out, our private group department is ready to put together the perfect tour designed just for you. We can organise the accommodation and itinerary using our knowledge and experience. Call 01243 871651

WISH DAYS For a special occasion, why not use our experience and expertise to design the perfect day out for you? Travel in style in our luxury chauffeur-driven seven seat Mercedes to a venue of your choice. Include a London theatre, a river trip, a wonderful meal, a train trip or a combination of all of these! Call 01243 871652

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

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PRIVATE COACH HIRE Woods operate a fleet of 16 luxury coaches ranging from 16 to 53 seats. We can provide quality transport for your group in the UK and abroad. Call 01243 871657

DAY EXCURSIONS Woods have a programme of around 300 day excursions a year to places of interest such as London theatres, historic houses, glorious gardens and shopping trips! Our pick up route runs from Chichester, through Bognor Regis and Littlehampton to Goring. Call 01243 868080


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A Warm Welcome to Newcomers

NEWCOMERS

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

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

£439

£399

CALL THE MIDWIFE

PEMBROKE CASTLE

5 Days from

5 Days from

Autumn Tints of Wales Gorgeous scenery awaits in the crisp autumn season.

£449

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink National Botanic Garden

DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel across to Gloucester in time for lunch. We continue to our hotel in Carmarthen where we have a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests.

Birds of Prey Centre Gwili Train Newton House Pembroke Castle Tea & Scone Day 3 Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: Today we visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales, created within a beautiful Regency park, with over 100,000 plants and the Great Glasshouse as its remarkable centrepiece. We have included entry to The British Bird of Prey Centre, where you can enjoy a 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 Tenby this morning and this afternoon, Pembroke. 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.

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DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to the Gwili Railway for an 8-mile return journey by diesel locomotive through picturesque farmland and steeply wooded hillsides and alongside the River Gwili. We then travel by coach to Dinefwr and historic Newton House. We have free time for lunch before our guided tour. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Cardiff for free time over the lunchtime period. We then continue home.

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel, within walking distance of Carmarthen, has been modernised, but retains its old-world charm. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a bar, spacious lounge and terrace, a gym and sauna, WiFi and a lift. www.ivybushroyal.co.uk 08 October 2020

NEWCOMERS PRICE

NEWCOMERS PRICE

G280

£449

Single Supplement £Nil

Kent & Call The Midwife

£489

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

A wealth of delights to be found close to home.

Chatham Dockyard Lunch Day 3

DAY 1: Leaving our local area in the morning, we head for Tunbridge Wells, with free time for lunch before continuing to our hotel outside Rochester. DAY 2: A day out today in Canterbury, including a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral.

Call The Midwife Tour Canterbury Cathedral Tour Kent Life & Owls Ightham Mote Excursions as Listed

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 4: After a leisurely breakfast we visit Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, which includes the vintage village & gardens. We have included a visit to the Kent Owl Academy. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 5: Leaving after a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Ightham Mote, a romantic moated manor house, surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland. Mid-afternoon we continue our journey homewards to meet our taxis. Please note: This tour includes some steep slopes and stairways, particularly at Ightham Mote.

Bridgewood Manor Hotel HHHH 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 25 March 2021

G2178

£489

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80


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SUPPLEMENT

LEDBURY

5 Days from

Herefordshire Harvest

£485

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

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: After a free morning in Great Malvern, we visit Brockhampton, a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house, which at this time of year provides visitors with a view of the estate at its most bountiful. The orchards surrounding the manor house are laden with fruit, and the estate is home to a rich variety of wildlife, along with historic farming breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep. DAY 3: We drive into the autumn colours of the Malvern Hills and visit Ledbury with free time to explore this beautiful market town, with its many black and white timber-framed buildings, medieval cobbled streets and fine parish church. In the afternoon we visit Much Marcle and Westons, where cider and perry has been lovingly produced for over 135 years. We have a one-hour walking tour of the cider mill, a tasting and a delicious cream tea.

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast we travel through the Cotswolds with a stop in Stow-on-the-Wold, before continuing home.

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

£485

4 Days from

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

Warner’s Weekend

£429

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

02 October 2020

G2009

£429

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

For Insurance Details See Page 107

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

G204

SEATON TRAMWAY MUSEUM

Door to Door Service

Half Board Herefordshire has been a Brockhampton Estate county known for its cider Weston Cider making for hundreds of years, Cream Tea and the countryside is blessed Excursions as Listed with many orchards meaning blossom in the spring and in the autumn, fabulous harvests of apples and pears.

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BURE VALLEY RAILWAY

6 Days from

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS

4 Days from

Blackpool Illuminations

£411

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

Norfolk Paddle & Steam

£619

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

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

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

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

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

Clifton Park Hotel HHH

Dunston Hall Hotel HHHH

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

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

09 October 2020

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£411

Single Supplement £Nil

04 October 2020

G224

£619

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MEVAGISSEY

5 Days from

Plymouth & The Smugglers’ Coast

£519

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service Half Board Shipwreck Centre Smuggling Museum

DAY 1: Leaving the local area this morning we travel west, stopping at Ottery St Mary Garden Centre for lunch and refreshments (not included), reaching our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: Our first visit is to the Grade II listed port of Charlestown, clearly recognisable as the film location for Poldark. Here we visit the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre to learn fascinating stories of the port, ships and the wrecks along this treacherous coast. Our next stop is Mevagissey, with its maze of narrow streets around the pretty harbour. DAY 3: Today we drive to rugged Bodmin Moor and stop at Jamaica Inn, with its Daphne Du Maurier associations and a museum filled with smuggling artefacts collected over many years. We return to Plymouth for a free afternoon in this historic city. DAY 4: We travel over to Torquay for some free time to explore the town. In the afternoon we board the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Paignton for a return journey to Kingswear, overlooking the River Dart. We then return to our hotel for our last evening dinner.

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

£519

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

£429

Bournemouth

INCLUSIONS

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

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Poole Vintage Cruise Cream Tea Day 3 Compton Acres

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

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

12 October 2020

G2012

£429

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

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

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5 Days from

Luxury Coach Travel

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.

12 October 2020

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14

5 Days from

Vianden & ‘Little Switzerland’

£449

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Luxembourg City Guided Tour

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AUTUMN 2020 VIANDEN

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

5 Days from

Somerset Steam & Cruise

£479

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cream Tea Day 2

One of Europe’s best kept secrets is the picturesque town Wine Tasting of Vianden, found amid Excursions as Listed magnificent scenery on the banks of the River Our. Vianden has much to offer, including the dramatic castle which dominates the town, but we also include a tour of the capital city, a visit to Trier and a wine tasting along the Moselle Valley.

Based in the historic town of River Cruise & Cream Tea Tiverton, this tour allows you West Somerset Railway to discover Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral Guided explore the dramatic beauty of Tour Exmoor with a trip on the West Excursions as Listed Somerset Railway, and relax with a cream tea as you cruise through the glorious Devon countryside.

DAY 1: We travel from home by taxi and by coach to Dover for the short sea crossing to France. We continue through France and Belgium arriving in Luxembourg and Vianden late afternoon.

DAY 1: A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which travels to Bridport before continuing to your hotel in mid Devon.

DAY 2: After breakfast we make our way to Luxembourg City for a morning guided tour with a free afternoon to soak up the sights and sounds, or visit the cathedral or the Grand Ducal Palace.

DAY 2: Driving south to Exeter we have arranged for a guided tour of the magnificent cathedral followed by free time to explore the town or historic quayside. This afternoon enjoy an included cream tea at our hotel or explore Tiverton with its lively shopping centre, castle and museum.

DAY 3: Today we cross the border and visit Trier, Germany’s oldest town and a former Roman settlement. We then continue along the Moselle Valley with a visit and a tasting at one of the local vineyards. DAY 4: A half day excursion into the picturesque Mullerthal region, known as ‘Little Switzerland’, making a stop at the pretty medieval town of Echternach. The rest of the day is free to explore Vianden.

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

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

18 October 2020

E240A

£449

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

DAY 3: We travel to Bishops Lydeard to join Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway for a twenty-mile journey winding through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast. Free time for lunch in Minehead, before returning to the hotel by coach across the Exmoor National Park and along the Exe Valley. DAY 4: A morning mystery drive, before travelling by coach to Exmouth where we enjoy a river cruise with a cream tea on board. DAY 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel east and have a stop in Salisbury for refreshments and sightseeing. We continue to the local area arriving late afternoon.

The Tiverton Hotel HHH The three-star Best Western Tiverton Hotel is on the outskirts of Tiverton, an historic market town in the heart of the beautiful Exe River Valley. The hotel has WiFi and bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available. www.bw-tivertonhotel.co.uk 16 October 2020

G2023

£479

Twin/Double for Sole Use £92


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BEMBRIDGE COAST HOTEL

5 Days from

Warner’s Isle of Wight

TORQUAY

5 Days from

£479

Torquay

INCLUSIONS

Relax and enjoy Paignton, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter. Travel by steam to Kingswear, and take a relaxing cruise on the River Dart. . DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west and visit Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, a delight at any time of the year. We continue to Paignton and our hotel.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens Paignton Steam Railway Dart River Cruise Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast and through the wooded slopes which border the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth. We join our one-hour circular boat trip to view some of the local landmarks including Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles and the estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie before we return to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. DAY 3: A free day to enjoy the elegant resort town of Torquay. Alternatively, join your driver on a half-day excursion to Brixham.

DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then make our way to our taxis and home.

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

G2015

£479

Single Supplement £Nil

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

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: This morning 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. The afternoon is free to enjoy the many facilities of the resort. DAY 3: A morning visit to Osborne House and Gardens. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 4: We take a scenic drive along the south east coast visiting Shanklin, before enjoying a relaxing afternoon at our hotel. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest producers of English wine and home to a lovely café and a shop chock full of local island products. We travel on to Fishbourne for our afternoon ferry to Portsmouth, returning to our homes early evening.

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

19 October 2020

G2006

£485

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

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DAY 4: Travelling along the coast through Teignmouth, we visit the picturesque resort of Dawlish, we reach the River Exe and turn inland to reach Exeter, with free time to explore.

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

£485


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WEYMOUTH

4 Days from

Weymouth & Dorset

£379

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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DAY 4: We leave our hotel after breakfast and travel via Bournemouth with a stop for refreshments. We arrive in the local area in the afternoon, where your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

Hotel Rex HHH A very warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Rex, which offers the comforts and luxuries of a modern hotel yet still retains its original character and splendour. This three-star hotel is situated on the Esplanade overlooking the stunning golden sands of Weymouth Beach and the Jurassic Coastline beyond. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, a lift to some rooms and there are some steps at the entrance. www.kingshotels.co.uk 23 October 2020

G2024

£379

Single Supplement £Nil

RUFFORD OLD HALL

5 Days from

£489

Liverpool, Lancashire & The Wirral

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

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

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

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

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

G2040

£489

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ALDEBURGH

BLETCHLEY PARK

5 Days from

5 Days from

£479

Secrets of The Shires

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel by coach to St Albans where we have a break for lunch and sightseeing. We continue to our hotel in Letchworth, arriving to tea and biscuits and time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: We visit Bletchley Park, once Britain’s best kept secret, home to the WWII Enigma decoding machine, and also birthplace of the modern computer. It is now a heritage site where we can explore some of the iconic codebreaking huts, see the Enigma Machines and a wartime minicinema, all housed in the ornate Victorian mansion which was Intelligence HQ in the war. We return via Bedford, on the banks of the Great Ouse. DAY 3: This morning we visit Saffron Walden with free time to visit the shops, museums and cafés. At lunchtime we transfer to Audley End House, a fine Jacobean mansion with stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. We have an included one-plate hot lunch and time to explore the house to find out more about life above and below stairs. DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the superb Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Formally an RAF base, Duxford is today Europe’s foremost aviation museum. See the spectacular collection of British and American planes, as well as a huge collection of tanks, vehicles, naval exhibits and artefacts. DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way to the local area making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We join our taxis midafternoon and continue home.

Dating back to 1625 this former old English manor house retains many Jacobean features including a Minstrels Gallery, Jacobean fireplace and mellow oak panelling, and stands in eight acres of grounds in Hertfordshire. All guests have free use of the leisure facilities at the adjacent health club, which has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to most rooms. www.mercure.com 29 October 2020

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£479

Single Supplement £72

£505

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board As the leaves turn red and gold, Lunch Day 3 we explore the little villages, Guided Tour Day 4 sandy heathlands and verdant Tea & Cake Day 4 countryside which have Excursions as Listed inspired famous painters such as Constable and Gainsborough. We also take in Bury St Edmunds, the Suffolk Heritage Coast and enjoy a fish and chip lunch in Aldeburgh. DAY 1: We travel north via the Dartford Crossing to Colchester, where there will be time to have lunch and to explore some of the 2000 years of history on show in the many museums, fascinating buildings and quiet narrow lanes. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: This morning we visit Bury St Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and the Angel Hotel, where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We continue to the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare, with their pastel coloured cottages. We return via Lavenham, with its half-timbered buildings and famous crooked house. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the quaint seaside town of Aldeburgh. After a stroll along the seafront, we have booked a wonderful fish and chip lunch at a local hotel. On our return journey we visit Snape Maltings where you can explore the independent shops, cafés and galleries – set against a beautiful expanse of Suffolk countryside. DAY 4: Today we delve into Constable and Gainsborough Country to discover the idyllic villages and landscapes that inspired the famous painters. With our local guide, we visit Constable’s birthplace at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages, the church at Dedham and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill. In the afternoon we visit Sudbury for tea and cake. DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Stoke by Nayland Hotel HHHH This family-run four-star hotel sits in its own grounds in beautiful Suffolk countryside. The modern hotel is comfortable and stylish, overlooks the rolling scenery of the golf course and has leisure facilities which include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sanarium and spa with treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.stokebynayland.com 18 October 2020

G2035

£505

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

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Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel HHHH

Suffolk Autumn Gold


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STUDLEY CASTLE

5 Days from

Warner’s Studley Castle HOLME LACY

5 Days from

Warner’s Holme Lacy

£465

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Visit the beautiful scenery of Excursions as Listed Herefordshire and the Wye Valley and enjoy a relaxing Please see notes on page 8 break at the adults only Warner hotel at Holme Lacy. The tour includes excursions to Hereford, Worcester, Ledbury and Cheltenham, and all the usual activities at which Warner’s excel. DAY 1: We pick you up from your door by taxi, and then our coach will travel west and cross the magnificent Severn Bridge and have a stop at Tintern, home to the famous Abbey ruins. We continue up the Wye Valley to our Warner hotel near Hereford. After dinner, an evening show. DAY 2: A morning excursion to the historic walled city of Hereford, where you can stroll through the streets, shop or visit the cathedral. There is a full programme of activities at our hotel, followed by dinner and the cabaret. DAY 3: We spend the morning in Worcester for shopping and sightseeing before returning to the hotel for more activities in the afternoon and entertainment in the evening. DAY 4: Ledbury this morning with free time to explore one of the finest black and white towns in the country. The afternoon is free at Holme Lacy. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel back with a stop in Cheltenham for lunch and arrive in the local area late afternoon.

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Warner’s 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 include 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 16 November 2020

G2007

£465

Single Supplement £Nil

£585

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service Luxury Coach Travel Half Board Evening Entertainment

Come and explore the newest Shakespeare Distillery property to join the Warner Lord Leycester Hospital family! Set in rural St Mary’s Church Warwickshire, the gothic Cotswold Guided Tour revival listed building dates to Excursions as Listed 1834, and Warner’s £50 million Please see notes on page 8 renovation has restored Studley Castle to its former glory. We also have a chance to explore Tudor and Elizabethan connections and taste some gin! DAY 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way via some of the pretty towns of the Cotswolds to Studley Castle. This evening enjoy the live entertainment after dinner. DAY 2: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel into Stratford-upon-Avon, for free time to discover this remarkable town. Early afternoon we transfer to the award-winning Shakespeare Distillery, for a fun and informative tour with the master distiller. Learn how gin is made, have a tutored tasting and, of course, enjoy a gin and tonic. Then return to our hotel, for another evening of live entertainment. DAY 3: We travel to Warwick to explore the Lord Leycester Hospital, with its 11th century chapel and Tudor courtyard. After free time for lunch we visit St Mary’s Church, steeped in history and the final resting place of Robert Dudley, favourite of Elizabeth I. DAY 4: A relaxing day as we meet our guide for a two-hour guided tour of the northern Cotswolds followed by some free time in Evesham. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we begin our journey home, with a stop in Winchester for a little shopping and some lunch. We continue to the local area meeting our taxis late afternoon.

Warner’s Studley Castle Studley Castle offers modern comfort in an historic setting, with plenty of space to unwind. There are quizzes every day and cinema showings four times a day, or enjoy one of the local walking routes or relax in the swimming pool, steam room and sauna. There is also the chance to book spa treatments (cost not included). Our dinners are taken in the Evesham Restaurant, where we are entertained each night by the resident team and guest singers, dancers, comedians or magicians. Our bedrooms in the Studley Wing are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, robes, minifridge, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 09 November 2020

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£585

Single Supplement £Nil


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FESTIVE 2021

THURSFORD

4 Days from

£429

Thursford Spectacular 2021!

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

We, like you, were devastated to hear that Thursford Spectacular 2020 had to be cancelled. This incredible show is a firm favourite, and Woods customers return year after year. To support Thursford, and to give you all something amazing to look forward to, we are releasing our Thursford 2021 dates now!

Door to Door Service Half Board Thursford Show Ticket Blickling Hall (10 Nov Tour)

The Thursford Spectacular has been celebrating the festive season with a 3-hour fast moving Bure Valley Railway (28 Nov & 05 Dec Tours) pageant of spectacle and colour for over 40 years! The music creates a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of A Christmas Carol and is a show which would not be out of place in any of London’s West End theatres. The dazzling scenery is the backdrop to a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment with carols, flamboyant dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians! We are offering three alternative itineraries for this wonderful event – each with its own advantages and attractions. Each four-day tour includes a day at Thursford with time to have lunch before the matinee performance. Join us for this chance to enjoy the most popular English Christmas show of all time!

Wensum Valley Hotel HHH 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. This tour includes a visit to Blickling Hall. www.wensumvalleyhotel.co.uk 10 November 2021

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£429

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Le Strange Arms HHH

28 November 2021

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£445

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

Dukes Head Hotel HHHH

NO Our four-star Georgian hotel overlooks the marketplace in the heart of King’s Lynn old town, and combines SINGLE SUPPLEMENT elegant charm with modern amenities. There is a pleasant restaurant serving local produce, a bar and lounge. Each of the 79 individually-styled bedrooms has TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms. This tour includes a journey on the Bure Valley Railway. www.dukesheadhotel.com

05 December 2021

G21132

£439

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

Please Note: Our seats for the Thursford Spectacular to be located in the standard seating in the centre blocks of the auditorium. Excursions are subject to publication of timetables and opening hours.

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


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FESTIVE 2020

NO SINGLE

NEW

SUPPLEMENT

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY

5 Days from

Llandudno Holly Surprise

£509

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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DAY 5: Happy New Year! Leaving after breakfast, we travel southward, with suitable refreshment stops, reaching our taxis early evening.

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 room in this Victorian building is unique and has TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms, and entertainment every evening. www.tynedalehotel.co.uk G279

5 Days from

£399

Torquay

INCLUSIONS

Tinsel & Turkey

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

We are thrilled to offer this festive break at The Belgrave Sands Hotel, a haven of style and good service. Relax and enjoy Torquay, visit Dartmoor and Exeter, and be spoilt with a holiday filled with festive fun. DAY 1 (CHRISTMAS EVE): After your taxi pick up, we make our way west, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel in Torquay in time for tea and ‘festive treats’ in the lounge. An aperitif will be enjoyed before dinner served in the Seasons Restaurant and followed by fabulous entertainment. DAY 2 (CHRISTMAS DAY): Santa visits us early in the morning, and then you have free time to enjoy this elegant resort town. At 5pm in the hotel there will be cash prize bingo, and tonight’s traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, is followed by more festive entertainment. DAY 3 (BOXING DAY): Today we drive into Dartmoor National Park and visit Princetown and Buckfast Abbey, while keeping an eye out for the wild ponies. Back at our hotel, more festive entertainment. DAY 4 (NEW YEAR’S EVE): We have a half-day excursion to Exeter. Traditional cream tea will be served at our hotel at 4pm followed by a festive quiz and cash prize bingo. This evening enjoy a special seven course tasting menu in Seasons Restaurant before dancing the night away at the New Year Party! DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then make our way to our taxis and home.

Belgrave Sands Hotel HHHH

Tynedale Hotel HHHH

24 October 2020

TORQUAY

£509

Single Supplement £Nil

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

02 November 2020

G222

£399

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


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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

SIDMOUTH

5 Days from

Festive Cheer in Sidmouth

£409

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

LONGLEAT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

4 Days from

Knightshayes

We return once again to the Donkey Sanctuary wonderful Royal York and Excursions as Listed Faulkner for this festive break, where we have secured 30 single rooms! Relax in this beautiful, unspoilt Regency town overlooking the waters of Lyme Bay and in the evenings enjoy Christmas entertainment, dancing and festive fare. DAY 1: After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way west, stopping in Bournemouth for lunch, and arriving at our hotel in the afternoon to be greeted with mulled wine and mince pies. Dinner tonight is followed by live entertainment. DAY 2: This morning we travel up to the outskirts of Tiverton and one of England’s finest Victorian Gothic houses – Knightshayes. We then have a short visit to the famous Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. This evening we celebrate with a sherry before a traditional Christmas Dinner followed by music and dancing in the Faulkner Bar. DAY 3: Today we travel west to the lively seaside resort of Torquay, where you can indulge in some Christmas shopping, enjoy a bite to eat or just stroll around the harbour. Dinner tonight is followed by a musical performance from a local pianist.

Longleat

Festival of Light

£435

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Longleat

Join us on this lovely winter Tea & Cake Day 3 break for a truly unique Excursions as Listed spectacle as hundreds of illuminated lanterns transform the beautiful estate of Longleat into a glowing winter wonderland. We also visit the Safari Park, the festivelydecorated Elizabethan stately home, and have a day exploring Bath with tea in Bradford-on-Avon. DAY 1: A home pick up by taxi and then we travel by coach to the pretty town of Shaftesbury and the famous Gold Hill. We then continue toward Midsomer Norton and our hotel.

DAY 5: Departing after breakfast we travel east stopping at Shaftesbury for our lunch and shopping. We return you to your homes, via your taxis in the afternoon.

DAY 3: This morning we visit Bath, with time for shopping or perhaps a visit to the famous Roman Baths. We then visit Bradford-on-Avon and enjoy afternoon tea and cake before our return to our hotel.

Please note: The Festive Package details have not yet been confirmed and are subject to change. *Christmas market dates to be confirmed.

DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Street to Clarks Shopping Village for some retail therapy and time for lunch. Early afternoon we make our way homewards to our taxis.

Royal York and Faulkner Hotel HHH A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant esplanade, this family-run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, although there are some steps in the hotel. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 17 November 2020

G251

£409

Single Supplement £Nil

Please note: *We do not drive through the monkey enclosure.

Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel HHHH The four-star Centurion Hotel boasts an award winning health club with gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, slippers, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, but limited ground floor rooms are available. www.centurionhotel.co.uk 20 November 2020

G2059

£435

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAY 4: This morning we travel to Exeter, where the Christmas Market* is being held on the beautiful Cathedral Green. We have afternoon tea and Christmas cake at our hotel and have a festive quiz after dinner.

DAY 2: We have a full day at Longleat to make the most of the many attractions. Visit the animals as we drive through the amazing Safari Park*; see the house and gardens decorated beautifully for Christmas; enjoy a trip on the jungle cruiser and buy wonderful Christmas gifts. At 4pm the lights come on and the grounds are populated with spectacular illuminated forms – a sight not to be missed!


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NO SINGLE

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

SUPPLEMENT

BEMBRIDGE

5 Days from

ROYAL MARINES

3 Days from

Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular

£269

INCLUSIONS Luxury Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Christmas Spectacular Beaulieu Estate

Excursions as Listed The world-famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will end the year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers. We travel to Bournemouth to witness this remarkable event and also have some free time to explore Bournemouth, visit Salisbury and visit the remarkable Beaulieu Estate. DAY 1: We make our way west and travel down through the New Forest to Bournemouth, arriving early afternoon. Enjoye free time in the town centre to have a look round the shops before we check into our hotel. DAY 2: Today we visit the Beaulieu Estate, home to the renowned National Motor Museum and Palace House, which will be beautifully decorated for Christmas. We return to the Queens Hotel for an early dinner at 5pm, before travelling the short distance to the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre for our evening of musical military entertainment. The Royal Marines will be showcasing their talents with festive music, military marches and big band hits. In addition, their world-renowned Corps of Drums will demonstrate the precision, accuracy and skill for which they have become famous across the globe. Our seats are in the stalls.

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DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we depart Bournemouth and travel up to Salisbury, where the historic town centre is crammed with interesting shops and pleasant cafés, excellent for Christmas shopping. We then make our way back to the local area and our taxis.

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

25 November 2020

G2069

£269

Warner’s Tinsel & Turkey -

£365

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Isle of Wight

Osborne House Excursions as Listed

A Warner’s Tinsel & Turkey Please see notes on page 8 break is full of fun and entertainment. Bembridge Coast Hotel features a wealth of entertainment, countless activities and wonderful facilities. Relax and enjoy a peaceful swim, stroll in the grounds, try your hand at indoor curling, or take part in quizzes, dances and beautiful walks. We have live entertainment every evening! DAY 1: After our morning taxi pick up, we make our way into Hampshire for the ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. We make our way to our hotel on the east coast, where we are welcomed with mulled wine and mince pies, and tonight we celebrate Christmas Eve with a wonderful dinner and entertainment. DAY 2: We have a half day excursion around the western part of the island, taking in the picture postcard village of Godshill, Alum Bay and glimpses of The Needles. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many available activities and facilities at your hotel, and this evening we enjoy a full Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings followed by live entertainment. DAY 3: This afternoon we visit Osborne House, once the favourite home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The house is beautifully decorated for the festive season and you are free to walk through the ground floor rooms with guides in each room to help you get the most from your visit. DAY 4: A half day drive taking in the beautiful scenery along the south east coast visiting Shanklin. The rest of the day is free at the hotel, and this evening we celebrate the New Year in style with music and entertainment. DAY 5: We return to Fishbourne and our ferry to the mainland, where we make our way along the coast and home.

Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel HHH This first-rate modern hotel is set in 23 acres of grounds on the secluded eastern shore of the Isle of Wight, and has marvellous sea views. Bedrooms are situated in various buildings in the complex and have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness studio, indoor bowls and games room. The hotel has WiFi and we enjoy a daily programme of events and live nightly entertainment. Upgraded rooms are available at a supplement. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

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

07 December 2020

G2008

£365

Single Supplement £Nil


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FESTIVE 2020

WIESBADEN CHRISTMAS MARKET

5 Days from

£495

Rüdesheim, Frankfurt & Wiesbaden

BRISTOL CHRISTMAS MARKET

3 Days from

Bath, Bristol & Winchester

£239

INCLUSIONS

Christmas Markets

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

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

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

Our modern four-star hotel is to the north of Bristol and offers comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.aztechotelbristol.com G2062

Door to Door Service Half Board

Christmas Markets

Excursions as Listed

Rüdesheim is a typical picturesque Rhine town with crooked narrow streets and half-timbered houses, sloping gently down to the River Rhine. Visit a number of Germany’s most beautiful and popular Christmas Markets full of charming gifts and tempting delights. DAY 1: Following collection from home we go to Folkestone and travel via Eurotunnel to Calais. We then continue the journey to the Park Hotel in Rüdesheim. DAY 2: Enjoy a free day in Rüdesheim to explore this picturesque town and also the Christmas market. Why not take the opportunity to visit one of the weinkellers with live music for dancing, which create a real party atmosphere in the town. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel the short journey to Wiesbaden where the Schlossplatz is the spectacular setting for its Sternschnuppenmarkt (Shooting Star Market), decorated in gold and blue to reflect the town’s coat of arms. Later, continue to Mainz with its historic market square with free time to explore. DAY 4: Today we travel to Frankfurt. Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the most visited Christmas markets in Germany, the elaborate and creative decorations set within the Römerberg and Paulsplatz with its huge Christmas tree also make it one of the most beautiful. DAY 5: Departing Germany, we drive to Calais for an early evening Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone, returning to the local area late evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

The Park Hotel HHHH (Germany)

Aztec Hotel & Spa HHHH

29 November 2020

Luxury Coach Travel

£239

Twin/Double for Sole Use £50

This traditional four-star hotel is located in the centre of Rüdesheim on the Rhine promenade. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, kettle and hairdryer. Some rooms have a balcony and Rhine view. The restaurant serves regional specialities and wines from local wine-growers. The hotel has a lift, but rooms may be in the main hotel or located in the adjacent building, which has no lift. www.parkhotel-rudesheim.de 29 November 2020

E2016

£495

Single Supplement £84

For Insurance Details See Page 107

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

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CHRISTMAS 2020 BOPPARD

7 Days from

£889

Rhineland Christmas

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

We are pleased to return to the wonderful Bellevue Hotel for this festive stay on the banks of the Rhine. We have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere in Boppard, visit the Christmas Market in Traben-Trarbach, take guided walks through the town and surrounding areas, visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car, and enjoy a boat trip on the Rhine!

Half Board + Two Lunches Festive Programme Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Koblenz Cable Car Rhine Cruise

DAY 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Making comfort stops en route, we travel directly to our hotel to arrive in time for a welcome drink and dinner. DAY 2: After breakfast we join the coach for a drive to Traben-Trarbach where we have time to explore the underground Christmas Market held in their historic wine cellars. Here you’ll find local specialities, including wines and crafts; there is also time to sample the local eateries.

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DAY 3 CHRISTMAS EVE: This morning we have a traditional Christmas Walk* to explore the local area visiting a vineyard along the way. We return to the hotel for hot soup, before having a free afternoon to stroll through Boppard, along the Rhine promenade and explore the historic streets. This evening is the most important in a German Christmas and we enjoy the 5-course Holy Night Dinner accompanied by a pianist.

day is free in Boppard, or you can join a guided stroll through the streets of Boppard with mulled wine on the way. DAY 6: This morning we travel by coach to Koblenz. We have an included cable car ride and entrance to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on a rocky promontory high above the Rhine. Alternatively, we can explore this historic town and get lunch before returning to the hotel midafternoon. Tonight there is our Farewell Dinner at the hotel, during which we enjoy live music. DAY 7: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel north and board the ferry for our crossing from Calais to Dover. Once in the UK we make our way to the local area where we meet our taxis.

2 Guided Walks Excursions as Listed Please note: *We recommend sturdy walking shoes for this outing.

Bellevue Rheinhotel HHHH (Germany) This lovely four-star hotel, in a premier location right in the centre of Boppard overlooking the promenade and the Rhine, combines traditional service with modern luxury and style. The hotel has WiFi, a fine restaurant, bar, wine cellar and modern spa with indoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and minifridge. The hotel has a lift. www.bellevue-boppard.de

DAY 4 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! A free morning to relax and enjoy the atmosphere before a one-plate served lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon tea and cake will be served during a visit from Father Christmas, and this evening we enjoy a turkey dinner. DAY 5 BOXING DAY: Today we have a leisurely 2½-hour boat trip from just outside our hotel along the beautiful Rhine. The remainder of the

EHRENBREITSTEIN FORTRESS

22 December 2020

EX209

£889

Single Supplement £95


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CHRISTMAS 2020

BARCELONA

13 Days from

Spanish Christmas & New Year

£1299

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Enjoy a 10-night stay in the Spanish resort of Tossa de Mar with average daily temperatures being 15⁰C. Enjoy all the food you would back home with gala buffets on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as a gala dinner and fireworks to bring in the New Year.

Eurotunnel Crossings Two overnights in Dijon (Days 1 & 12) Full Board at Main Hotel Excursions as Listed

Barcelona – This is an amazing city to explore at any time of year but at Christmas they pull out all the stops with almost every main street decorated with Christmas lights, the best are usually reserved for La Rambla so make sure you take a look between your sightseeing and shopping. Montserrat – Visit the mountain range and the Benedictine monastery found in Catalonia. The views are simply breath-taking, and it is one of the few places in Europe to see the black Madonna of Virgin Montserrat. Figueres – Explore the small town of Figueres where the artist Salvador Dalí was born and where his main museum is located.

TOSSA DE MAR

Our four-star hotel is located in Tossa de Mar at the heart of the Costa Brava and is the ideal place to enjoy a Christmas and New Year break. The hotel has a restaurant and bars, swimming pool and sun terrace, gym and spa area including a sauna, indoor pool and hot tub. Massage & beauty treatments are available at an additional cost. All bedrooms have a pool view, TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors. www.goldenhotels.com/es/costa-brava/bahiatossa-spa

Calella – You can breathe in the Christmas Spirit in the city of Calella which is rich in tradition and culture with its fairs, nativity scenes, Christmas Carols and festive events. Lloret de Mar – This popular resort is known for the medieval hilltop Castle of Saint Joan which overlooks the beach. A former fishing village it is a resort with great scenery and plenty to explore. This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham. At time of publication inclusions had not been finalised and may be subject to change. 22 December 2020

MONTSERRAT

EX2067

£1299

Single Supplement £421

www.woodstravel.co.uk

Your holiday begins and ends with our door to door service, crossings by Eurotunnel and an overnight stay at a hotel in Dijon. The main part of your holiday (10 nights) is spent relaxing in the popular resort of Tossa de Mar as well as venturing out on some fantastic excursions! During your stay enjoy a Christmas Eve Gala Buffet and a Christmas Day Turkey Gala Buffet with a glass of Cava. To celebrate the New Year, enjoy a grand served Gala Dinner with wine and Cava, with a free bar after dinner with live music and fireworks!

Golden Bahia de Tossa & Spa HHHH (Spain)


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CHRISTMAS 2020

NO SINGLE

INCLUDES TRANSFERS

CANARIES

15 Nights from

Canaries Christmas & New Year

£2299

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service Baggage Handling En-suite Accommodation Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Five Course a la Carte Dinner, Late Night Buffet & Self Service Tea & Coffee

Pack all your festive celebrations into one spectacular sailing on board Fred Olsen’s Balmoral. The Varied Daytime Activities long list of highlights includes Lectures & Talks stunning beaches, attractive Swimming Pools, Jacuzzis & Gym cities, quaint towns, pretty Choice of Live Evening gardens and lush valleys. Enjoy Entertainment a magical Christmas Day on Three Formal Nights board and then cruise on to Tenerife, where New Year’s Eve is celebrated in style with the fantastic firework display in Santa Cruz – a sight not to be missed! Date December Tue 22 Wed 23 – Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27

Arrive

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Depart

Destination

pm

late pm

Southampton Cruising Funchal, Madeira Funchal, Madeira

Mon 28 Tue 29

late am

late night

Santa Cruz, La Palma

early am

late pm

San Sebastian, La Gomera

Wed 30

early am

late night

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Thu 31

early am

late night

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

January Fri 01 – Sat 02 Sun 03 Mon 04 – Tue 05 Wed 06

early am

early pm

early pm

am

Cruising Lisbon, Portugal Cruising Southampton

22 December 2020 | 15 Nights Cabin Type

Prices from

Inside Cabin

£2299pp £2699pp £4859pp £4375pp

Ocean View Superior Balcony Single Cabin

Please note: : Insurance is compulsory, please enquire. Deposit is 15%. Terms & Conditions apply. ABTA D0685.

SUPPLEMENT

HEREFORD CATHEDRAL

5 Days from

Christmas at The Abbey

£744

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Full Board Join us for a wonderful Festive Programme Christmas in Great Malvern. Excursions as Listed Enjoy festive fare and entertainment, visit Hereford and venture into the beautiful winter countryside. DAY 1: Picking you up at your door, we travel across country, with suitable refreshment stops, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. Enjoy a cocktail reception before dinner and afterwards test your knowledge against the Quiz Master! DAY 2 CHRISTMAS EVE: This morning we have a pleasant drive along the Malvern Hills to Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral. We have time to meander around the city with its interesting alleyways and side streets to explore before returning to the hotel for buffet lunch. This afternoon we enjoy games with our hosts. Tonight, we have dinner accompanied by a harpist. For those attending the Midnight Service in Malvern, cheese and port will await your return. (Transport not included.) DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! Enjoy your Champagne breakfast – with a visit from Santa – and have a relaxing morning at the hotel or take a stroll and explore Malvern before Christmas Lunch is served. Listen to the Queen and enjoy tea and Christmas cake. Later you get another chance to outwit the Quiz Master. Dinner tonight is a buffet and afterwards watch a movie. DAY 4 BOXING DAY: A circular drive this morning takes in Tewkesbury, Evesham, Pershore & Worcester before we arrive back at the hotel for a buffet lunch. This afternoon we join the hotel team for a game of bingo or see Peter Pan at the Malvern Theatre (prices available on booking). Dinner tonight is followed by an evening of live musical entertainment to round off the day! DAY 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and return you to your homes late afternoon.

The Abbey Hotel HHHH In the heart of the countryside at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Great Malvern is the perfect base for our tour. Our four-star ivy-clad hotel is located in the heart of town adjoining the fine Benedictine Priory, and has spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the beautiful Malvern Hills. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.sarova-abbeyhotel.com 23 December 2020

GX229

£744

Single Supplement £Nil


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LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

CHRISTMAS 2020

NO SINGLE

5 Days from

Lincolnshire Christmas

£595

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board + Two Lunches This wonderful Christmas tour Festive Programme is based at the three-star Olde Pantomime Barn Hotel near Grantham and Excursions as Listed includes a visit to the pantomime and time to explore the cathedral city of Lincoln. DAY 1: A taxi picks you up from home to take you to your tour coach, which then heads north toward Lincolnshire. We are greeted at our hotel with tea and mince pies. There is a welcome drinks reception before dinner and carol singers to get you in the Christmas spirit, join the hotel staff after dinner for a game of bingo. DAY 2 CHRISTMAS EVE: We travel into Lincoln for a chance to browse the shops and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. The city’s history spans 2000 years with Roman remains, a Norman Castle, hundreds of historic buildings and the second largest Gothic church in the country. Have some lunch in one of the many teashops, pubs and restaurants before returning to our hotel mid-afternoon. We have tea and Grantham Gingerbread Biscuits before getting ready for our Christmas Eve Dinner and live entertainment, a warming glass of mulled wine and mince pies will be served during the entertainment. Details of local churches will be available for those who choose to attend midnight services. (Transport not included.) DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! A relaxing morning is followed by a traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings. In the afternoon you can watch the Queen’s Speech and partake in some tea and Christmas cake. This evening enjoy a buffet dinner followed by a festive quiz.

DAY 5: We leave The Olde Barn Hotel after breakfast and travel south with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive in the local area early evening.

5 Days from

£635

Cornish Christmas

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board + One Lunch Our lovely Cornish hotel offers Festive Programme a warm welcome and a festive Excursions as Listed Christmas in 2020. Enjoy good food, good company, trips to Truro and Padstow and drives through the beautiful Cornish countryside. DAY 1: After a home taxi pick up, we travel through Dorset and Devon making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel in St Agnes late afternoon. This evening we have a Sherry Reception and dinner is followed by musical entertainment. DAY 2 CHRISTMAS EVE: After a leisurely start, we make our way to Truro, Cornwall’s Cathedral city. Centre stage is the impressive gothic revival cathedral, and in its shadow a warren of back streets to explore. We have a scenic drive back to the hotel. This evenings dinner will be followed by musical entertainment. Details of Midnight Services will be available at reception. (Transport not included.) DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! Why not follow your breakfast with a stroll through St Agnes, but make sure you return to meet Santa before your traditional Christmas Dinner is served in the restaurant. Watch the Queen’s Speech this afternoon or take a Christmas walk along the beach. This evening we have a splendid buffet followed by entertainment. DAY 4 BOXING DAY: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel north to Padstow, its narrow streets leading past pretty pastel houses to a picturesque harbour. We return to our hotel around mid-afternoon for a lovely cream tea. Tonight, we have a Farewell Dinner and more musical entertainment. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel east with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.

Olde Barn Hotel HHH

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH

Our three-star hotel has long been a favourite with Woods customers, is set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham and has been refurbished to an excellent standard. The hotel has a lounge, bar, pleasant restaurant and a health club which includes 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

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

23 December 2020

GX238

£595

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

23 December 2020

GX208

£635

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Page 107

DAY 4 BOXING DAY: Have a relaxing morning and take advantage of the leisure facilities before we have an early light lunch at our hotel. We then depart for Newark for the matinee pantomime of Snow White at the Palace Theatre. After dinner, we have one final night of entertainment.

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BOURTON ON THE WATER

5 Days from

Cotswolds Christmas

£729

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY

5 Days from

A Wight Christmas

£699

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board + Two Lunches With beautiful sea views on the Festive Programme coast at Sandown, The Isle of Wight Steam Trouville Hotel is a Woods Railway favourite. Customers return to Excursions as Listed enjoy Christmas again and again, to relax in comfort, enjoy the festive atmosphere, excellent entertainment and ride on the wonderful Isle of Wight Steam Railway. DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way across Hampshire for the mid-morning ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. We then travel to our hotel in Sandown for tea and mince pies. This evening dinner is followed by music and dancing. DAY 2 CHRISTMAS EVE: The Sandown Christmas Eve Fun Day could be explored this morning before returning to the hotel for a light lunch from the bar. This afternoon tea and Christmas cake are served and this evening we have Christmas carols in the lounge before a candlelit dinner and entertainment in the ballroom. Details of Midnight Services will be available at reception. (Transport not included.) DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! This morning try the puzzles and games in the lounge before enjoying some sparkling wine and carols. Your traditional Christmas Lunch is followed by the Queen’s Speech in the lounge, and at 4.30pm, the Bumper Quiz of the Year! A buffet supper is followed by entertainment in the ballroom.

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

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

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

Delta Marriott Cheltenham Chase Hotel HHHH

Trouville Hotel HHH

Our four-star hotel is located between Cheltenham and Gloucester and boasts excellent leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, fridge, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.cheltenhamchase.co.uk 23 December 2020

GX2050

£729

Twin/Double for Sole Use £140

The Trouville is situated on The Esplanade in Sandown with sweeping views of the bay from the bar, the restaurant and the twin and double rooms. The rooms offer telephone, TV, radio, WiFi and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift and entertainment every evening. www.trouvillehotel.co.uk 23 December 2020

GX2018

£699

Single Supplement £Nil


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ORTON HALL BOURNEMOUTH

5 Days from

Bournemouth Christmas

£699

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A glorious Christmas break in a wonderful seaside resort! Enjoy the festive atmosphere in Bournemouth, good food, good company and a visit to the Bournemouth Oceanarium.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board + Two Lunches Festive Programme Bournemouth Oceanarium Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: Picking you up at your door, we travel along the coast, with suitable refreshment stops, arriving at our hotel in time for sherry and mince pies. After dinner this evening there will be entertainment. DAY 2 CHRISTMAS EVE: A morning excursion to the pretty town of Dorchester. The afternoon is free to explore Bournemouth or enjoy a Dorset Cream Tea and bingo at our hotel. A drinks reception with a visit from local carol singers precedes dinner, which is followed by live entertainment. For those attending Midnight Services, festive refreshments will be served. (Transport not included.) DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! After a leisurely Bucks Fizz breakfast, spend the morning enjoying the views or stroll along the seafront. Traditional Christmas Lunch is followed by the Queen’s Speech with tea and Christmas cake. A light buffet will be served before the evening’s in-house entertainment. DAY 4 BOXING DAY: After a leisurely morning, we have a light buffet lunch before we make the short journey to the Bournemouth Oceanarium, where you can marvel at fascinating creatures above and below the waves. This evening we have musical entertainment after dinner. DAY 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and return you to your homes early afternoon.

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

23 December 2020

GX2052

£699

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

Orton Hall Christmas

£765

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board + Two Lunches This beautiful and historic Festive Programme hotel is a magical venue for Pantomime your Christmas break. In the Excursions as Listed grounds of Orton Hall are the Old Ramblewood Inn and Holy Trinity Church, and we have included a visit to see the pantomime Beauty & the Beast. With no supplement for single travellers, this holiday is always booked up very fast! DAY 1 CHRISTMAS EVE: After a taxi pick up from your door, we make our way north stopping at Saffron Walden for lunch and sightseeing. We continue to our hotel where this evening there will be a Christmas drink and carols in the conservatory before dinner. Holy Trinity Church in the grounds of the hotel may have Midnight Services. DAY 2 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! A morning visit by Santa is followed by a drinks reception and traditional Christmas Lunch. In the afternoon there will be bingo, board games and the Queen’s Speech in the Drawing Room, and in the evening a delicious buffet and musical entertainment. DAY 3 BOXING DAY: A morning excursion via Rutland Water to the beautiful Lincolnshire limestone buildings of the conservation town of Stamford. We return to mulled wine and a buffet luncheon at the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax and then we have Boxing Day Dinner, with a mind reader to entertain you! DAY 4: Today we visit King’s Lynn, where there will be some free time before we take our seats for the annual pantomime at the Corn Exchange. We return to our hotel for our evening meal. DAY 5: We leave our hotel this morning for a leisurely drive back to the south making suitable stops for refreshments and arriving late afternoon.

Orton Hall Hotel HHHH Set in 20 acres of mature parkland in Orton Longueville, this four-star character hotel has WiFi, and 70 individually furnished bedrooms with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, mini-gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. The hotel does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. There are some steps throughout. www.abacushotels.co.uk 24 December 2020

GX2053

£765

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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Bournemouth Carlton Best Western Signature HHH

5 Days from


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CHESFORD GRANGE

5 Days from BEAULIEU PALACE HOUSE

5 Days from

Norton Park Christmas

£739

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

£775

Chesford Grange Christmas

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

Half Board + Two Lunches We return to the Norton Park Festive Programme Hotel for good food and good Beaulieu company! Be pampered in the Excursions as Listed luxury spa, enjoy Winchester and visit Palace House and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

This wonderful Christmas tour Pantomime is based at the four-star Cream Tea Day 4 Chesford Grange Hotel in Excursions as Listed Warwickshire and includes a visit to the pantomime and time in Stratford to explore the town and in the afternoon we enjoy a cream tea.

DAY 1 CHRISTMAS EVE: Picking you up by taxi from your home early afternoon, we travel to Norton Park to arrive in time for a delicious cream tea in the conservatory. This evening enjoy a glass of bubbles and canapés before dinner in the Scene Restaurant. Should you choose to attend Midnight Services, details will be available at reception. (Transport not included.)

DAY 1 CHRISTMAS EVE: We pick you up from your door, and then by coach we travel north reaching our hotel near Kenilworth in the afternoon. Before dinner enjoy a visit from local carol singers, and for those attending Midnight Services, there will be hot chocolate awaiting your return. (Transport not included.)

DAY 2 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! A relaxing morning is followed by mulled wine and a five-course traditional gourmet Christmas Lunch. Tea and Christmas cake will be available in the lounge where we can watch the Queen’s Speech. A buffet dinner is followed by a festive quiz.

DAY 2 CHRISTMAS DAY: Happy Christmas! Enjoy a leisurely morning before a glass of mulled wine begins your four-course traditional Christmas Lunch. Watch the Queen’s Speech in the afternoon with tea and Christmas cake. A leisurely evening buffet will be followed by inhouse entertainment.

DAY 3 BOXING DAY: After breakfast we travel into Winchester for a visit to the sales or to the beautiful cathedral. We return in time for our buffet lunch. This evening enjoy a themed Gala Dinner Dance. DAY 4: Today we travel to Beaulieu where we have included entrance to the Motor Museum, the Abbey and Palace House, which will be beautifully decorated for the festive season. There is a large café and interesting exhibitions to explore. We return to our hotel for our final dinner. DAY 5: We depart our hotel after a leisurely breakfast and make our way back to our taxis, arriving home in time for a late lunch.

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Norton Park Hotel HHHH This splendid modern four-star hotel is set in 54 acres of Hampshire parkland, seven miles from Winchester. The hotel offers comfortable surroundings in which to relax, WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, aroma steam room and gym. You can also book in for treatments in the Reflections Spa. Spacious bedrooms, in a separate annex connected by a covered walkway, are equipped with TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer, fridge, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift in the annex. www.qhotels.co.uk 24 December 2020

GX2058

£739

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

DAY 3 BOXING DAY: Spend the morning enjoying the leisure facilities before a three-course buffet lunch. We then make our way to Coventry for the matinee pantomime: Beauty & the Beast! Back at our hotel, enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by Gala Dinner and a disco for your entertainment. DAY 4: After breakfast, we set off on a short scenic drive before arriving in Stratford-upon-Avon and have free time to explore Stratford’s many attractions. We have a cream tea before our return to the hotel. After a relaxing last dinner, join the hotel staff in a game of bingo. DAY 5: Today we make our way homeward with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

Chesford Grange Hotel HHHH Set in 17 acres of grounds, our four-star hotel has a Tudor-style exterior while inside the historic blends with contemporary style and modern comforts. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, steam room, gym and spa treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.qhotels.co.uk 24 December 2020

GX2064

£775

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil


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CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL

4 Days from

South Coast Christmas

£639

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

Solent Hotel & Spa HHHH Our modern four-star hotel is situated between the coastal towns of Southampton and Portsmouth. With its open log fireplaces, it offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for your Christmas break. The hotel leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and a forest nature trail in the grounds. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, fridge, ironing facilities, hairdryer, robes and slippers and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to all floors, some rooms have steps within. www.solenthotel.com 24 December 2020

GX2054

£639

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

4 Days from

New Year at The Heights

£475

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We bring in the New Year on Pantomime the summit of the Isle of Excursions as Listed Portland, with spectacular panoramic sea and coastal views. Our hotel promises excellent evenings of dancing and entertainment and during our tour we visit Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester, Sidmouth and have a visit to the panto on New Year’s Day. DAY 1: We set off this morning travelling through the New Forest to Bournemouth, where there will be time to have some lunch. We continue to our hotel where we are greeted with tea and cake in the coffee shop overlooking the coastal views. Dinner is taken in the Bistro followed by music from the resident singer. DAY 2 NEW YEAR’S EVE: After a delicious Dorset Breakfast, we travel midmorning to the Regency town of Sidmouth. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. This evening we begin with Kir Royale, before enjoying a four-course Gala Dinner followed by music and dancing to bring in the New Year! DAY 3 NEW YEAR’S DAY: Happy New Year! We begin 2021 with a morning drive into Weymouth, with its pretty harbour and many cafés and shopping opportunities. In the afternoon we have tickets to the pantomime at the Weymouth Pavilion. Dinner tonight has a Dorset theme, followed by a quiz and bingo. DAY 4: After another lovely Dorset Breakfast, we make our way to Dorchester for some free time among the alleys and precincts that make up the centre. We then continue back to the local area to meet our taxis.

The Heights Hotel HHH The three-star Heights Hotel is set in the heart of the World Heritage Coastline on the Isle of Portland, with stunning views over Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour. The hotel has WiFi and a gym. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift. www.heightshotel.com 30 December 2020

G2065

£475

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75

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DAY 3 BOXING DAY: After breakfast we travel to Bournemouth for some free time to explore and have your packed lunch, before taking our seats for the matinee performance of Peter Pan! Tonight’s carvery dinner is in the restaurant and after dinner enjoy the in-house entertainment.

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WELFORD PARK

4 Days from

Snowdrops & Steam

£359

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A wonderful way to start the year with a tour of some of the finest snowdrop collections in the country. Visit Batsford, Welford and Colesbourne Park, where you might bump into Sir Henry or Lady Elwes, who are very actively involved in showing the remarkable collection in their private garden.

Door to Door Service Welcome Drink Glass of Wine with Dinner Nights 2 & 3 50% Bar* Welford Park Colesbourne Park Batsford Arboretum STEAM Museum Lunch on Day 4 Excursions as Listed

DAY 3: After breakfast we make our way via Chipping Norton to Batsford Arboretum, home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country. Batsford is also home to a beautiful visitor centre, gift shop and café. We return to our hotel via some pretty Cotswold villages. DAY 4: Departing our hotel, we travel the short distance into Swindon and STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works, located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet. We have an included two-course lunch before travelling back to the local area, meeting our taxis late afternoon.

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

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

£359

SNOWDONIA

Half Board

DAY 2: Today we visit Cirencester and then make our way to Colesbourne Park, to see one of the finest displays of snowdrops in the country. Over 350 species are now spread throughout this private garden, as well as hellebores, cyclamen and other winter flowering shrubs.

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Luxury Coach Travel

DAY 1: After pick up by taxi, we make our way to Welford Park in Berkshire, where a magnificent snowdrop display awaits us. Light snacks are available in the tearoom, before we continue to our hotel, where we are welcomed with tea, coffee and cookies. There will be a welcome drink before dinner so that you have a chance to meet your fellow guests.

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NO SINGLE

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

5 Days from

£435

Snowdonia All Inclusive

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

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

Royal Victoria Snowdonia HHH Set within 30 acres of gardens and woodland, close to Llanberis and at the foot of Snowdon, our three-star hotel offers a warm welcome with a stylish restaurant, an elegant lounge and cosy bar. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.theroyalvictoria.co.uk 01 February 2021

G2177

£435

Single Supplement £Nil


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MENTON LEMON FESTIVAL

8 Days from

£945

Menton Lemon Festival & Nice Flower Carnival

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

The Cote d’Azur has staged carnivals every February since the end of the 19th century to encourage visitors to enjoy its mild winter climate. Once Queen Victoria visited Menton for its traditional carnival it became as famous as Nice. Over the years the small town’s Lemon Festival has grown in popularity. More than 300 professionals work on the project and 145 tonnes of citrus fruits are used to make the amazing sculptures and the spectacular parade of floats. DAY 1: An early collection from home to join our coach for the journey to Dover and mid-morning sailing to Calais. We continue to our overnight hotel in Dijon, arriving in time for our evening meal. DAY 2: Departing after breakfast, we continue through France, cross the border into Italy and arrive at the Grand Hotel in Diano Marina by late afternoon.

DAY 4: A short drive along this spectacular coast takes us to the gorgeous town of Menton just over the border on the French Riviera. In the harbour, new luxurious yachts replace the fishing boats of old. The town is a glorious maze of pretty streets leading up to the Basilica. In between there are quaint shops, markets, chic shops and street cafés. There will be time to view the amazing giant sculptures made of

DAY 5: Day at leisure to relax and soak up the atmosphere in Diano Marina. Explore the bustling streets, enjoy a drink in one of the many cafés and bars and watch the world go by. Be sure to return to the hotel for a special Ligurian dinner this evening. DAY 6: After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the principality of Monaco, offering a great balance of historical and modern attractions. There are various museums and places to visit, as well as shopping malls, casinos and relaxing spots along the stunning harbour.

Seated Tickets for Menton Lemon Festival Parade Excursions as Listed

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

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic HHHH (Italy) This delightful four-star standard hotel overlooks the bay of Diano Marina, not far from Sanremo and Monte Carlo. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and feature air conditioning, TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, minibar and hairdryer. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge area, outdoor swimming pools, sun-terrace and a lift www.dianamajestic.com

DAY 7: Regretfully we must leave our hosts today for our return journey north to the overnight hotel with evening meal on arrival. DAY 8: After breakfast, we continue our journey to Calais for a late afternoon ferry to Dover, returning to the local area by late evening where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home. 11 February 2021

E2175

£945

Single Supplement £210

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DAY 3: Today we travel to the French Riviera for the Flower Parade and the Nice Flower Carnival. The carnival is one of the most important in France. The place is alive with celebration and we will see the colourful floats make their way along the Promenade des Anglais. A million flowers are thrown to the waiting crowds by costumed models.

citrus fruit in the Jardins Bioves. This afternoon we take our seats on the Promenade for the procession as float after float of colourful citrus fruit, music and dancing pass us by.

Seated Tickets for Nice Carnival Flower Parade


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BUTTERFLY & FOUNTAIN WORLD

5 Days from

Isle of Wight BODELWYDDAN CASTLE

5 Days from

Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle

£349

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.

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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. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 15 February 2021

G2171

£349

Single Supplement £Nil

Winter Warmer

£409

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Join us on this lovely winter Guided Island Tour break to one of Britain’s Butterfly & Fountain favourite holiday destinations World since Victorian times, the Isle Carisbrooke Castle of Wight has miles of sandy Cream Tea Day 4 beaches, picturesque scenery Excursions as Listed and pretty villages. We visit Carisbrooke Castle, see the fantastic butterflies, watch local artisans at work and explore the island by coach. Our hotel provides two evenings of entertainment and a wine reception during your stay. DAY 1: Having met all of our taxis, our coach travels down to Portsmouth for the sailing to Fishbourne. Once on the island drive down to Sandown and our hotel. DAY 2: We visit Butterfly & Fountain World, an opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in an indoor sub-tropical garden, visit the Italian & Japanese gardens, Koi ponds and watch the fountain displays. Our second visit of the day is to Godshill and The Old Smithy & Gardens. DAY 3: Today we enjoy a guided coach tour of the Island, hear tales of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Winston Churchill to mention just a few, see chocolate shop villages, the stunning south coastal route, the Needles and much more! DAY 4: A leisurely start today before we visit Carisbrooke Castle, the castle has been an Elizabethan fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence. Meet the resident donkeys, visit a fascinating museum and place yourself at the very heart of the Isle of Wight's History. This afternoon we make our way to Isle of Wight Pearl, where we have an included cream tea. DAY 5: We make our way to Busy Bee Garden Centre, where you have time for shopping and refreshments. 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, lounge and restaurant areas. All twin and double rooms enjoy a sea view. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.trouvillehotel.co.uk 22 February 2021

G2120

£409

Single Supplement £Nil


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TATTERSHALL CASTLE

5 Days from

£374

Treasures in Trust – PLYMOUTH GIN DISTILLERY

5 Days from

Belgrave Sands

£429

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Cosy Break

Half Board National Marine Aquarium

The Belgrave Sands offers Plymouth Gin Distillery comfort, style and excellent Cream Tea on Day 4 service. Explore the Excursions as Listed underwater world in Plymouth, taste some excellent gin, visit Exeter and Dartmoor National Park, or just relax and enjoy Torquay and the wonderful hospitality of our hosts.

DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive in Torquay and reach our hotel, where we are greeted with tea or coffee. Tonight there will be a welcome drink before dinner and entertainment. DAY 2: This morning we travel to Plymouth to discover the incredible underwater world at the National Marine Aquarium, where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we visit the Plymouth Gin Distillery, for an introduction to the distillation process and the botanicals which are used. There will also, of course, be a chance to taste the delicious wares. DAY 3: We drive into the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park visiting Princetown and Buckfast Abbey. On our return we stop at Trago Mills Shopping Outlet.

DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then make our way to our taxis and home.

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

01 March 2021

G2132

£429

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

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Eastern Shires

Half Board Tattershall Castle & Tour

National Trust Members’ Tour: An early tour incorporating four wonderful National Trust properties in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Hardwick & Tour Belton House Woolsthorpe Manor Excursions as Listed

*Please see notes on page 8 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. DAY 2: This morning explore the historic city of Lincoln, with its beautiful cathedral, interesting shops and labyrinth of alleyways. In the afternoon we visit Tattershall Castle (NT), rising majestically from the flat Lincolnshire Fens. We have a guided tour to take us back through the centuries. Tonight, there will be bingo after dinner. DAY 3: Our first stop of the day is Stamford with a little free time to explore, before continuing to Woolsthorpe Manor (NT), birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. At lunchtime we move on to Belton House (NT). The perfect English country house, set in its own deer park, Belton was built in the 17th century and offers delightful gardens, orangery and lakeside walks. This evening after dinner we have a quiz. DAY 4: We journey west to the Hardwick Estate (NT), which is made up of stunning houses and beautiful landscapes that have been created over the centuries. Hardwick Hall dates from the late 16th century, and contains many Elizabethan treasures, and we have an included tour. In the afternoon we make a short visit to Matlock before returning to our hotel. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel southwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arrive in the local area late afternoon. Please note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile as some of the properties have many steps.

Olde Barn Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel has long been a favourite with Woods customers, is set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham and has been refurbished to an excellent standard. The hotel has a lounge, bar, pleasant restaurant and a health club which includes 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

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NT Member

£374*

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£419

Twin/Double for Sole Use £72

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DAY 4: A free day to enjoy the elegant resort town of Torquay, or join your driver on a half day visit to Exeter. Either way, make sure you don’t miss the lovely cream tea available at our hotel this afternoon, along with a fun quiz.

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Bournemouth,

CHARTWELL

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£467

Gems of East Anglia

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Join us on an early tour to the cathedral cities of Cambridge and Ely, visit the incredible War Museum at Duxford and delve into the life of Winston Churchill at his favourite home.

Half Board Chartwell Cambridge Guided Tour IWM Duxford Excursions as Listed

Tanks & Treasures

£449

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

An early tour in the iconic seaside town of Bournemouth with visits to Wimborne, Christchurch, Bovington Tank Museum, Russell Cotes Art Gallery, and the historic properties of Kingston Lacy & Highcliffe.

Highcliffe Castle Russell Cotes Guided Tour Tea & Cake Day 3 Bovington Tank Museum Kingston Lacy Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After being picked up from your door, we travel north eastwards and have an afternoon visit to the pretty town of Saffron Walden. We continue to our hotel where we are met with tea and biscuits, and time to relax before our evening meal.

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.

DAY 2: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to the superb Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Formerly an RAF base, Duxford is today Europe’s foremost aviation museum with nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings.

DAY 2: Today travel the short distance to Wimborne, where you have time to explore. Perhaps visit the Minster, Priest’s House Museum or the Model Town. After lunch, we depart for Grade I listed Highcliffe Castle, and discover how this building has survived two major fires and undergone extensive restoration to bring it back to the beautiful house we see today.

DAY 3: We visit the city of Ely where you have the chance to explore the magnificent cathedral or take a stroll around the town and market. From Ely, we head for Bury St Edmunds with its famous Abbey Gardens, connections with Dickens and The Nutshell, reputedly the smallest pub in the country. DAY 4: We travel the short distance into Cambridge, a city with many fascinating attractions. We enjoy a guided tour of Cambridge ending with a visit to the American Cemetery. Then you have some free time to explore the city, get some lunch or discover the wealth of shopping opportunities.

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DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we make our way south and visit Chartwell, the remarkable home of Winston Churchill. After time to explore and purchase some lunch, we continue homewards to meet our taxis.

DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we take a short walk to The Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum where we have included a guided tour, the perfect way to discover the story of this unique seaside villa and the wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures and treasures from around the world . The rest of the day is free to explore Bournemouth, but make sure you don’t miss the tea, coffee & cake at our hotel this afternoon. DAY 4: We start our day with a visit to Bovington Tank Museum, where we find a unique collection of over 300 vehicles and hear the first-hand accounts of those who fought in them. Our afternoon is spent at Kingston Lacy, a lavish family home built to resemble a Venetian Palace, and home to the largest private collection of Egyptian Artefacts in the UK. DAY 5: Departing mid-morning, we stop in Christchurch, before making our way back to the local area and meeting our taxis.

Holiday Inn Cambridge HHH

The Queens Hotel HHH

Our three-star hotel is a 15-minute drive from Cambridge city centre and boasts leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, steam room, gym and beauty salon. 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.ihg.com/holidayinn

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

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£467

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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THORESBY HALL

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Warner’s Thoresby Hall Relax and enjoy a break at Warner’s Nottinghamshire property – Thoresby Hall. As well as the wealth of activities and entertainment available, we visit Bolsover Castle, Crich Tramway Village, the Peak District National Park and the National Memorial Arboretum.

£499

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Bolsover Castle Crich Tramway Village National Memorial Arboretum Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

DAY 1: After the usual taxi pick ups we travel north with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach our Warner’s hotel near Nottingham with time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: This morning we have an excursion to Bolsover Castle, a fairy-tale Stuart mansion with spectacular views over Derbyshire. There are quite a few steps within the Little Castle, but there are other attractions to see and a pleasant café. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many activities and facilities at our hotel. DAY 3: A free day to enjoy Thoresby Hall. Alternatively join your driver on a drive into the Peak District National Park with a visit to Bakewell. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 4: This morning we travel back in time at Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum. You can enjoy unlimited rides on the world-renowned trams through the lovingly restored period village. There is also a chance to explore the Woodland Walk, Sculpture Trail and visit the Red Lion Pub or tearooms. The afternoon is free to enjoy Thoresby. DAY 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.

Warner’s Thoresby Hall HHHH

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£499

5 Nights from

Isles of Scilly

£1049

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

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

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

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

Single Supplement £Nil

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Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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G2154

£1049

Sea View Supplement £50 Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

www.woodstravel.co.uk

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

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4 Days from BRUGES

4 Days from

£369

Beautiful Bruges & Ypres

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

Considered to be one of the Excursions as Listed best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, life in Bruges centres around the market square, bordered by guildhalls and towered over by the magnificent 13th-century belfry. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, take a boat ride along the dreamy canals or discover historic churches, picturesque cobbled streets and of course, those irresistible chocolate shops. DAY 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Folkestone where we join the Eurotunnel to Calais. We continue through France and into Belgium arriving at our hotel in Bruges midafternoon. DAY 2: A day in the beautiful city of Ypres. From 1914 for four years Ypres was shelled and reduced to ruins. The rebuilding of the city took more than 40 years, but it is now as beautiful as it was before the war with much to offer outside its war history. We have an included visit to the remarkable In Flanders Field Museum located within Cloth Hall in the centre of the town. DAY 3: A free day to explore Bruges. DAY 4: We depart Bruges after breakfast and head to the coast and Ostend, Belgium’s most popular seaside resort. After lunch we begin the return journey to Calais and the Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone, before continuing to the local area arriving by mid evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.

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

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

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E2168

£469

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

MS Botticelli

Academie Hotel HHHH (Belgium)

19 March 2021

Paris Afloat

£369

Twin/Double for Sole Use £95

£429

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

The MS Botticelli has 75 cabins all of which have private facilities and shower, and are equipped with TV, safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning. There is a delightful panoramic lounge with a dance floor and bar, a comfortable restaurant (set menu), a gift shop and sundeck. There is no lift, and main deck cabins are accessed down stairs. The crew provide entertainment in the evenings. www.croisieurope.co.uk 12 March 2021

E2144

£469

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Joe Loss Orchestra

£459

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We return to Yorkshire to see Pre-Dinner Drinks the Legendary Joe Loss Joe Loss Orchestra Orchestra! Since 1930 the Evening Entertainment band has been in constant York Guided Tour operation, has never disbanded Harewood House or reformed. As well as your Excursions as Listed evening of Big Band music, you will see some lovely parts of Yorkshire, visit the city of York and see how the other half lived as we explore Harewood House. A weekend not to be missed! DAY 1: We pick you up from home in a taxi, and once on board our coach, we make our way northwards to Yorkshire, having suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving late afternoon. We have a welcome drink before dinner, which is followed by a relaxing evening with light entertainment. DAY 2: Today we visit Harewood House, one of the Treasure Houses of England. This remarkable property boasts an impressive art collection, furniture by Thomas Chippendale, and over 100 acres of award-winning gardens. We return to our hotel to get ready for an aperitif, our Gala Dinner and tonight’s extravaganza – the highlight of the weekend – an evening with the legendary Joe Loss Orchestra, now led by Todd Miller. The Big Band and singers will perform hits from the 50s to the 80s.

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

Cedar Court Hotel HHHH The superb four-star Cedar Court Hotel is located high in the Pennines between Huddersfield and Halifax in West Yorkshire and is surrounded by spectacular views. It is an ideal centre for our weekend and facilities include fitness centre and sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk 19 March 2021

G2119

£459

Twin/Double for Sole Use £45

GWSR

5 Days from

Cotswolds & The Wye Valley

£489

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

Join us on this tour of the Cream Tea Day 4 honey-stoned villages of the GWSR Journey Cotswolds as the spring flowers Excursions as Listed brighten the gardens and verges, and visit the Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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: Today we begin by following the River Severn to Chepstow before meandering north up the beautiful Wye Valley, passing the ruined Tintern Abbey on the way. Our lunch stop is Monmouth before the final visit of the day to the old market town of Ross-on-Wye on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean. DAY 3: We drive over to the Regency town of Cheltenham for free time to explore and get lunch before joining the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway on a 14-mile journey to Broadway. After free time here, we return to our hotel by coach. DAY 4: Today we visit two beautiful towns on the River Windrush, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon to enjoy a cream tea. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit the cathedral town of Winchester, before continuing to the local area to meet our taxis.

Gloucester Best Western Signature Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is situated on the outskirts of Gloucester and offers modern comfort and great amenities. Leisure includes swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool, gym and beauty treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, has some ground floor rooms, but there are some steps to reach the public areas. www.bestwestern.co.uk 25 March 2021 21 October 2021

G2197

£489 £499

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Page 107

DAY 3: Our day in York begins with a guided walking tour of the historic centre and the afternoon is free for your own exploration. You might like to take a closer look at magnificent York Minster, visit the National Railway Museum, discover our Viking heritage at the Jorvik Centre or just stroll through the famous shambles. We return to our hotel for our evening meal and last night of entertainment.

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£435

Hidden London –

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Law & Disorder Join us on this exploration of Hidden London with a Blue Badge Guide to discover crime, punishment, and classic murder mystery in The Mousetrap.

Local Pick Ups Fish & Chips Day 1 2 Days Blue Badge Guide City of Gallows Guided Tour Museum of London Legal London Tour Royal Courts of Justice

DAY 1: After our local pick ups, we Temple Church travel to London to meet our Blue Thames Cruise Badge Tour Guide in Clerkenwell for the best fish & chip lunch in London! The Mousetrap We then have a City of Gallows guided coach tour. From Smithfield to Southwark, from Banqueting House to Newgate Prison, executions became embedded in London’s landscape and people’s lives. We finish at the Executions exhibition at the Museum of London where all the objects and stories are about real Londoners, and reveal the fascinating human stories of both spectators and participants. We check into our hotel to relax before dinner. DAY 2: With our Blue Badge Guide, we turn from Illegal to Legal London. Mostly off the coach today you’ll be equipped with the crystal-clear VOX headsets so you won’t miss a word from the Tour Guide. We visit Lincoln's Inn, the church of the Knights Templar, the Royal Courts of Justice and explore Inner and Middle Temple where Rumpole of the Bailey had his chambers. Dinner together at the hotel this evening. DAY 3: In the morning we drive five minutes to Greenwich for a Thames Cruise to Westminster. There will be free time in the Charing Cross Road Trafalgar Square area before enjoying a Matinee performance of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at the beautiful St Martin’s Theatre - the longest running show in the West End. After the performance we head home.

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

Clarendon Hotel HHH A row of handsome 18th century residences overlooking the open grassland of Blackheath to Royal Greenwich Park, with some 20th century additions make up our family-run three-star hotel. There is a pleasant lounge, bar, restaurant and walled garden. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.clarendonhotel.com 07 March 2021

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£435

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HOLKER HALL

5 Days from

Blackpool Golden Years

£459

INCLUSIONS

A gorgeous early tour taking in Blackpool, Holker Hall, Pendle Witch Country and a great drinks package* guaranteed to warm the March evenings.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Drinks Package* Pendle Witch Tour Holker Hall Lunch Day 4

Excursions as Listed DAY 1: Leaving the local area early in the morning, we travel north to Blackpool making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We are greeted with tea and cake and time to relax before dinner. DAY 2: A free day to explore Blackpool. Alternatively, you could join your driver for a half-day excursion along the coast to Fleetwood to visit the famous market in Adelaide Street. This afternoon there is a short heritage tour and talk about our hotel. DAY 3: We travel to Clitheroe to meet Simon Entwistle, our excellent local guide for a tour of the Ribble Valley and an insight into the fascinating history of Pendle Witch Country. DAY 4: We travel north to Grange-over-Sands to visit Holker Hall, a magnificent Victorian mansion, filled with fine displays of antique furniture and art. Explore at leisure and enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch. We have views across Morecambe Bay before returning to our hotel. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we head south and arrive in the local area late afternoon to meet our taxis. Please note: *Drinks package: All inclusive at hotel from 6pm to midnight on selected beer, cider, lager, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Imperial Hotel HHHH This grand 19th century hotel is situated on the North Promenade, and recalls Blackpool’s glamourous Victorian heyday with all the comforts of modern life. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.imperialhotelblackpool.co.uk 22 March 2021

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£525

Sidmouth & South Devon Railway

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Sidmouth Donkey

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

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. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, but with some steps throughout. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 09 April 2021

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£525

Single Supplement £Nil

WINDERMERE

5 Days from

Lakes & Dales

£465

INCLUSIONS

Join us on a wonderful scenic tour through the dramatic countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the wonderful Lake District. DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way north, with suitable refreshment stops along the way and arrive at our hotel near Shap late afternoon, with time to relax before dinner.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Windermere Cruise Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Wensleydale Creamery Tea & Scones Day 2 Excursions as Listed

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

Shap Wells Hotel HHH This splendid hotel which dates from 1833, lies in 30 acres of private grounds in a wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells. There are extensive bar and lounge areas in which to relax, WiFi and the bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Some rooms are accessible by lift. www.shapwells.com 08 April 2021

G2130

£465

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

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

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Somerset Easter

5 Days from

£449

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Based in the historic town of Tiverton, this tour allows you to discover Exeter Cathedral, explore the dramatic beauty of Exmoor with a trip on the West Somerset Railway, and relax with a cream tea as you cruise through the glorious Devon countryside by horse drawn barge.

Half Board Cream Tea Day 4 Canal Cruise & Cream Tea West Somerset Railway Exeter Cathedral Guided Tour Excursions as Listed

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: We travel to Bishops Lydeard to join Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway for a twenty-mile journey winding through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast. Free time for lunch in Minehead, before returning to the hotel by coach across the Exmoor National Park and along the Exe Valley. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, a mystery drive, before travelling by coach to the Grand Western Canal where we enjoy a delightful horsedrawn cruise with a cream tea on board. DAY 4: Driving south to Exeter we have free time to explore the town or historic quayside and time for an early lunch before we admire the magnificent cathedral where we have an arranged guided tour. This afternoon enjoy an included cream tea at our hotel or explore Tiverton.

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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 02 April 2021

G2125

£449

Twin/Double for Sole Use £40

£479

Cheshire Easter

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Our Thwaites hotel provides a fabulous base for this exploration of history and nature in Cheshire and The Wirral.

Half Board Lion Salt Works Anderton Boat Lift Ness Botanic Garden Tatton Park

Excursion as Listed DAY 1: Departing the local area, we travel across country to Cheltenham where we stop for free time for lunch. We continue to our hotel outside Knutsford with time to relax before our first night’s dinner. DAY 2: After a leisurely breakfast, we make the very short journey into Knutsford, where you have some free time to explore ‘Cranford’, as this was the inspiration and setting of Elizabeth Gaskell’s famous book. At lunch time we move on to Tatton Park, where we explore the mansion, the working farm and the award-winning gardens. DAY 3: A day of discovery beginning at Anderton for a cruise including the famous boatlift, which was built in 1875 and provides a 50ft vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Then on to the Lion Salt Works, a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. You will discover how the salt works operated and the impact of salt on mid-Cheshire’s people, economy and landscape. DAY 4: A morning in Chester is followed by a visit to the award-winning Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the Dee Estuary. Find a collection of some 15,000 plants many of which were brought from early expeditions to China, the Himalayas, Tibet and Burma. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel south with suitable refreshment stops along the way, back to the local area where we are met by our taxis and transferred home.

Cottons Hotel HHHH Situated outside the historic town of Knutsford, our four-star hotel is a stylish and comfortable base. The leisure facilities include expansive indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, 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.thwaites.co.uk 02 April 2021

G2159

£479

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80


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NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN

MALVERN

5 Days from

5 Days from

£485

Malvern Easter

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

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

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

G2101

£485

Single Supplement £70 Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

£476

South Wales Easter

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Enjoy your Easter break from the comfort of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel. See the spring colour at the National Botanic Garden and Aberglasney, and admire the glorious scenery of the Gower Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire Coast.

Half Board National Botanic Garden Birds of Prey Centre Aberglasney Gardens Pembroke Castle Tour Tea & Scone Day 3 Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we travel across to Gloucester in time for lunch. We continue to our hotel in Carmarthen to be greeted with tea, coffee and Welsh cake. We have a glass of wine with dinner this evening. 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, designated 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. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Cardiff for free time over the lunchtime period. We then cross the Severn Bridge and continue to the south coast and our taxis.

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH Once a favoured retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, our three-star hotel is within walking distance of Carmarthen. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel retains its old-world charm. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a bar, spacious lounge and terrace, a gym and sauna, WiFi and a lift, and provides two nights of entertainment. www.ivybushroyal.co.uk 01 April 2021

G2115

£476

Single Supplement £Nil

For Insurance Details See Page 107

DAY 4: Enjoy a free morning to relax in Great Malvern, before travelling to Weston Cider Mill, where we have a guided tour, tasting and a light lunch. This afternoon we have free time in Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral, before returning to our hotel.

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TENBY

6 Days from

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

5 Days from

Shropshire & The Severn Valley

£499

INCLUSIONS

Enjoy a journey on the Severn Valley Railway and visits to Ironbridge, Cadbury World, and the wonderful and very different museums of Birmingham and Blists Hill.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Blists Hill Severn Valley Railway Cadbury World Cream Tea Birmingham Museum Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: Following a morning collection from home, we join our Woods coach and travel toward Shropshire, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: Today we travel to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, which brings together Saxon gold, Egyptian mummies and masterpieces by British and European painters. In the afternoon we visit Cadbury World, to experience a fascinating guided tour of Bourneville and time to discover the Cadbury story and enjoy a cream tea. DAY 3: A short drive to Bridgnorth brings us to the Severn Valley Railway for a return steam train journey to Kidderminster. We break our journey in Highley with a visit to the Engine House Visitor Centre, where you might like to get some lunch. Reboard the train and visit Kidderminster, before returning to Bridgnorth, a town divided in two and linked by a remarkable cliff railway. Finally we return to our hotel by coach. DAY 4: This morning 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.

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DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a stop in Cheltenham, before continuing home, meeting our taxis late afternoon. Please note: See page 90 for an autumn departure.

Buckatree Hall Hotel HHH Our three-star family-run hotel is at the foot of the famous Wrekin, close to Telford. In pleasant grounds, the hotel has restaurant and a comfortable bar lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to some rooms and we have two nights of entertainment included. www.buckatreehallhotel.com 15 April 2021

G2103

£599

Tenby &

£499

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

Pembrokeshire

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board The South West Wales resort of National Wool Museum Tenby on the Pembrokeshire Pembroke Castle coast has a maze of narrow Aberglasney Gardens streets, a picturesque harbour National Botanic Garden and magnificent bays with British Birds of Prey sandy beaches. We have Centre included excursions along Excursions as Listed Carmarthen Bay as well as Wales’ smallest city, St. David’s. Our hotel offers two nights of entertainment. DAY 1: After your door to door taxi transfer, we travel to Tenby via Swindon and Newport, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: 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: A full day tour west today around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to the historic town of Pembroke. The town’s centrepiece is its magnificent Norman Castle, which is one of the finest and bestpreserved strongholds in the country. This afternoon we continue to the tiny city of St. David’s, dominated by its impressive cathedral. DAY 4: A free morning in Tenby. This afternoon we 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. 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 Birds of Prey Centre. Take a walk around the aviaries, enjoy a talk by one of the falconers or watch a flying display (weather dependent). DAY 6: We say farewell to Wales and make our way home making suitable comfort stops along the way arriving back in the local area late afternoon.

Park Hotel HHH This welcoming three-star hotel has breathtaking views across the north bay of Tenby. All rooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, two lounges, an outside pool and sun terrace. Dancing is a regular feature at the Park where they try to cater for most tastes. There is WiFi and a lift that serves most rooms. www.parkhoteltenby.com 18 April 2021

G2122

£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £75


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KILKENNY ST PETER PORT

6 Days from

© Tourism Ireland

7 Nights from

Springtime in Guernsey

£959

INCLUSIONS

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

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ID REQUIRED

Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink

£739

Kilkenny,

Crystal & The Copper Coast

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

DAY 1: A taxi pick up from your home to the coach travelling to Southampton/Gatwick Airport for our flight to Guernsey. On arrival you are met by a local coach and transferred to your hotel. Before dinner there will be a welcome drink giving you the chance to meet your fellow guests.

We are happy to offer this One Drink with Dinner at exciting itinerary for Ireland Dooley’s with our single travellers in Waterford Crystal mind. We visit Kilkenny, Kilkenny Road Train discover Waterford Crystal and Old Midleton Distillery try a drop of whiskey. We have Excursions as Listed a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink with dinner each night at Dooley’s, and one evening of live entertainment in the bar.

DAY 2: A morning excursion of the north and east of the island. You will have the option of returning to the hotel at lunchtime or being dropped in St Peter Port returning independently by bus or a taxi (not included).

DAY 1: After being picked up from your door by taxi, we travel by coach to South Wales and our overnight hotel in Carmarthenshire. We have a welcome drink before dinner.

DAY 3: A free day for your own exploration.

DAY 2: After breakfast we travel across to Fishguard where we take the early afternoon ferry arriving in Rosslare at around 7pm. From here we travel to our hotel in Waterford for a late dinner.

Two Half-Day Excursions Boat Trip to Herm Services of a Woods Tour Escort

DAY 4: A half day excursion to complete your tour of the island. The coach will return you to the hotel at lunchtime or if you prefer you can end the tour in St Peter Port. DAY 5: A free day. You may like to visit Castle Cornet, an ancient Royal Fortress with almost 800 years history. DAY 6: This morning we take a catamaran to the small Island of Herm. There will be time to walk to Shell Beach or relax in the village of Herm Harbour where there are restaurants and a tavern. Depending on tides, there may be some steps to negotiate either on boarding in St Peter Port or on the return journey mid-afternoon. DAY 7: A free day. Your tour escort may be able to arrange an optional visit to the peaceful Island of Sark.

Peninsula Hotel HHH The Peninsula hotel is a firm favourite with Woods clients, and we have been very fortunate to secure a reservation with no supplement on sole use rooms. The hotel is located on the north west coast in its own grounds on a grassy peninsula leading to a sandy bay. There is a spacious lounge, bar and pitch & putt course. 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 12 April 2021

AN2166

£959

Double for Sole Use £Nil

DAY 4: We travel to Kilkenny, a beautiful and well-preserved medieval town. The road-train takes us through the narrow streets, before having free time to explore, visit the abbey, cathedral or relax in one of the many bars and cafés. DAY 5: We travel west along the magnificent Copper Coast to Dungarvan, where we have a stop for lunch. This afternoon we visit The Old Midleton Distillery, a unique experience discovering the history of Jameson and, of course, tasting the famous triple distilled Irish Whiskey. DAY 6: We have an early start before boarding our ferry at Rosslare for the 3½ hour crossing to Fishguard, with breakfast on board. We travel across Southern Wales and into England, reaching the local area in the evening.

Dooley’s Hotel HHH (Ireland) Located in the heart of historic Waterford, overlooking the waterfront, the three-star Dooley’s Hotel has been run by the Darrer family for three generations and is renowned for its good food and friendly welcome. The bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but a few rooms are accessed by a couple of steps. www.dooleys-hotel.ie 18 April 2021

E2169

£739

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

www.woodstravel.co.uk

DAY 8: You will have some free time in the morning before being transferred by local coach to the airport for an afternoon flight. At Southampton/Gatwick you will be met by a Woods coach.

DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we walk the short distance to the Waterford Crystal Centre for a guided tour. The rest of the day is free, or join your driver on a trip to the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross (entrance not included).


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VIANDEN

‘Little Switzerland’ & Springtime in Vianden

£469

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Luxembourg City Guided Tour Wine Tasting

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

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

Hotel Belle-Vue HHH (Luxembourg) Our hotel is wonderfully situated just a few minutes from the centre of Vianden. Hotel facilities include a sun terrace, indoor swimming pool and sauna, and a large restaurant serving a set menu. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, mini-safe and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. www.hotelbv.com

12 April 2021

4 Days from

5 Days from

E2150

£469

Single Supplement £55 Twin/Double for Sole Use £90

Trams, Boats & Bulbs

£525

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

Kontakt der Kontinenten HHH (Netherlands) Our three-star hotel is a former mission house and monastery, located in the Utrecht Heuvelrug National Park, 30 miles south of Amsterdam. Tea and coffee are available at all times in the lounge, and there is a pleasant bar, restaurant and a terrace with views of the forest. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone and WiFi. The hotel has a lift. www.kontaktderkontinenten.nl 09 April 2021

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£525

Single Supplement £44


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KEUKENHOF GARDENS

5 Days from

Dutch Tulip River Cruise

BULBFIELDS

4 Days from

Dutch Bulbfields & Windmills

£554

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

Everyone should experience Excursions as Listed the beauty of the flowers of Holland, where in spring the famous bulbfields unfurl like a rainbow. Marvel at the windmills at Zaanse Schans and visit the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, which offer the visitor 70 acres of colourful splendour - a sight that even nongardeners will treasure for ever. DAY 1: We travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais and then make our way through Belgium directly to our hotel in Volendam. Suitable stops will be made en route for meals and refreshments. DAY 2: A full day excursion to Keukenhof, with plenty of time to enjoy the gardens created in 1949 as a showpiece for the Dutch flower industry, and to walk among the magnificent displays of tulips and other bulbs which bloom in their millions.

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

Art Hotel Spaander HHH (Netherlands) Our three-star historic hotel dates from 1881 and is in the heart of picturesque Volendam. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel is full of 19th-century artwork and has a pleasant sun lounge with panoramic views of the lake. There is a comfortable restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and Turkish Bath. All rooms have TV, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift to most rooms. www.hotelspaander.nl 23 April 2021

E2163

£554

Twin/Double for Sole Use £136

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Full Board On this tour we combine the Drinks Package on Board* wonders of the Dutch Keukenhof Gardens Bulbfields and Keukenhof, Amsterdam Guided Tour Amsterdam, and the villages of Excursions as Listed Volendam and Zaanse Schans, all while taking pleasure in the wonderful food, comfort and hospitality of CroisiEurope. DAY 1: Collected from your door you join the coach and we travel to Dover for the short Channel crossing. We make our way to Antwerp and join the MS Leonard de Vinci at around 6pm. There will be a cocktail party with the crew before dinner. The ship’s hostess will then lead an exploration of the old city. DAY 2: Early departure of the boat as we sail through the port of Antwerp, out into the inland sea, through immense locks and have wonderful views before we sail into Rotterdam. Tonight is a Gala Evening. DAY 3: After breakfast, the boat departs for Utrecht and here we leave for our visit to the glorious Keukenhof Gardens, with time to enjoy the amazing tulip, narcissi and hyacinth displays. We rejoin the boat in Amsterdam. This evening there is an optional guided boat tour of the city by night (bookable on board). DAY 4: Breakfast on board before a tour of Amsterdam calling at a diamond merchant’s workshop. After lunch on board we depart by coach to Volendam, a traditional Dutch village and then onto Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum to admire over 100 typical wooden houses, windmills and warehouses dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Return on board for dinner before enjoying a free evening. DAY 5: Breakfast on board before disembarking at 9am. We make our way to Calais to take our afternoon sailing to Dover, where we travel by coach and taxi to our homes. Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. *All drinks during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne, Perrier, wine from the wine list, drinks on excursions.

MS Leonard de Vinci Part of the CroisiEurope fleet of river cruisers, the MS Leonard de Vinci has 72 en-suite cabins on two decks with TV, hairdryer and safe. Facilities on board include lounge-bar with dance floor, comfortable restaurant (set menu), a gift shop and sundeck. There is no lift, and main deck cabins are accessed down stairs. The crew provide entertainment in the evenings. www.croisieurope.co.uk

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E2145

£721

Twin/Double for Sole Use £179 Upper Deck £85

For Insurance Details See Page 107

DAY 3: A free day in Volendam, where you might like to visit the traditional harbourside shops and cafés, or take a boat to the famous island of Marken to see the traditional wooden houses of this old fishing village and people in traditional costume. Otherwise your driver will take you to Zaanse Schans, a beautiful hamlet with over 200 historic windmills.

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EDEN PROJECT

7 Days from

BRISTOL

4 Days from

£410

Bristol, Bath & Avon

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

We visit iconic sites in both Bristol and Bath, but also take in the beautiful towns of Tetbury and Corsham, stroll among the trees at Westonbirt and cruise Bristol harbour.

Half Board Roman Baths Harbour Cruise Chavenage House Westonbirt Arboretum Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After our door to door service collects you from your home, we travel across country to the pretty town of 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, a beautiful town, 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: This morning we visit Chavenage House near Tetbury, a wonderful Elizabethan house packed with antiques and used as a filming location for many productions including ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Poldark’. We have some free time in Tetbury over lunch before we make our way to Westonbirt, one of the most mature and extraordinary arboretums in the world.

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DAY 4: We travel into Bristol with a stop to view the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge majestically spanning the River Avon. We then visit the historic harbourside where we join a one-hour cruise to discover the fascinating history and contemporary culture of Bristol’s Floating Harbour through the informative and entertaining commentary on board. 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, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.aztechotelbristol.com 22 April 2021

G2157

£410

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

£639

Spring Gardens of Cornwall

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Prideaux Place

Cornwall is a land of dramatic Lost Gardens of Heligan rocky cliffs, hidden harbours, Eden Project delightful fishing villages, Excursions as Listed glorious gardens and lush countryside all coming together to make one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. DAY 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the drive west. We arrive at our hotel in St Agnes late afternoon. DAY 2: A morning in the coastal town of St Ives with its cobbled streets winding between tiny fishermen’s cottages. A free afternoon in St Agnes. DAY 3: Today we begin at Padstow, a delightful little port, nestling on the beautiful Camel Estuary, with a colourful harbour surrounded by pastelwashed medieval houses. In the afternoon we visit Prideaux Place, surrounded by gardens and wooded grounds overlooking a deer park and the Camel Estuary to the moors beyond. DAY 4: A visit to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, which now cover 57 acres with a further 100 acres of ornamental woodland, an impressive range of plant breeds and features, including an Italian garden and a subtropical ‘jungle’ valley. The afternoon is free in St Agnes. DAY 5: A free day to relax and explore St Agnes. DAY 6: Our morning is spent at the Eden Project, a fantastic development where huge biomes house the largest ever rainforest in captivity with stunning plants, exhibitions and extraordinary gardens. This afternoon we visit Truro, Cornwall’s cathedral city. DAY 7: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel east with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH This delightful and elegant hotel has been tastefully extended and is set in its own secluded gardens and woodland, 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, does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.rosemundy.co.uk 23 April 2021

G2127

£639

Single Supplement £Nil


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NEW NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

FFESTINIOG RAILWAY

5 Days from DARTINGTON HALL

5 Days from

£549

Springtime in Devon

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

The 1,200-acre Dartington Hall Estate is an award-winning destination in Devon which sits between Dartmoor National Park and the English Riviera coast. Relax in wonderful surroundings as we explore a range of Devon delights.

Half Board Paignton Steam Railway Dart River Cruise Babbacombe Model Village Dartington Hall Garden Tour Devon Cream Tea

Excursions as Listed DAY 1: After your pick up by taxi from your door, we travel west by coach, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel near Totnes to relax before dinner. DAY 2: A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides.) DAY 3: A morning excursion to Buckfast Abbey, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the River Dart. You are free to explore the Abbey Church and beautiful gardens. We return to Dartington Hall in the afternoon for a hosted tour of the gardens and a Devon Cream Tea.

Great Little Trains of Wales

£475

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

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

DAY 1: After being picked up from your door and taken to our coach, we travel west 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 rejoin 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 £22. Must be requested when booking).

DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and have a stop in Winchester or Salisbury for shopping and a chance to get some lunch. We reach the local area mid-afternoon to be met by our taxis.

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

Dartington Hall HHHH

Celtic Royal Hotel HHH

Our four-star standard hotel is a Grade I listed property set in Grade II listed gardens in a 1200-acre estate just outside Totnes. Guests dine in the medieval feasting hall, The White Hart, and there are several comfy lounges in which to relax. As this is an historic building, bedrooms are individual in style and are on ground, first or second floor. There is no lift. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. www.dartingtonhall.com 25 April 2021

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£549

Single Supplement £Nil

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 30 April 2021 03 September 2021

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£475 £565

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

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DAY 4: Today we visit Torquay beginning with Babbacombe Model Village. Walk among thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles set in delightful scenes in four acres of award-winning gardens. The rest of the day is free in Torquay.


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SPRING 2021 Travel with confidence

V8552

LIVERPOOL

4 Nights from

£617

Cruising To Liverpool

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Woods have created this exclusive short break with a two-night stay aboard Fred Olsen’s Black Watch as she sails from Southampton to Liverpool. We then enjoy two nights at Crewe Hall Hotel, with a guided tour of Liverpool, a journey on the Anderton Boat Lift and a visit to Tatton Park. DAY 3: Disembarking in Liverpool early morning, your Woods coach will be waiting for you, and we begin our day with a driven guided tour of this fascinating city. You will then have free time at Albert Dock to get some lunch or visit one of the many attractions. Mid-afternoon, we leave Liverpool and travel to our magnificent hotel - Crewe Hall, a former 17th century mansion.

TATTON PARK

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DAY 1: Late morning a taxi will collect you from your home and take you to meet our Woods coach for the short journey to Southampton, where we join Black Watch to spend two nights on board enjoying the fine food and entertainment from Fred.Olsen. DAY 2: Whilst at sea enjoy a wide range of entertainment, live shows and cinema every night. Fine dining, a variety of bars and lounges feature across the ship. Relaxation and fitness facilities are available, including a spa, fitness centre, 2 swimming pools, 3 hot tubs and a sauna.

DAY 4: We travel 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 make our way to Tatton Park, 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 get refreshments and explore the award-winning gardens and the estate’s own farm. DAY 5: We bid farewell to Cheshire and make our way homewards with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving in the local area early evening to meet the taxis to take you home. Please note: Insurance is compulsory, please enquire. Deposit is £150pp. Terms & conditions apply.

Door to Door Service Two Nights MS Black Watch (Full Board & Entertainment) Two Nights Crewe Hall (Half Board) Liverpool Guided Tour Tatton Park Anderton Boat Lift Excursions as Listed

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

ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

27 April 2021 | 4 Nights Cabin Type

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Superior Twin Terrace Balcony Suite Single Cabin


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SPRING 2021

NEW

GOSLAR

7 Days from

Harz Mountains

BEAMISH

6 Days from

£599

Historic North East

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

DAY 1: We have an early departure, stop in the beautiful conservation town of Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth late afternoon. DAY 2: We make our way to Durham where we meet our guide for a tour of this splendid city. After time for lunch, we enjoy a cruise on the River Wear. DAY 3: A full day out to Beamish. Britain’s favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s, demonstrating the recent history of the region in a ‘living’ way. DAY 4: We begin our day at 14th-century Raby Castle, one of the bestpreserved medieval castles in the North East, and now the seat of the 12th Lord Barnard. We have tea/coffee in the majestic Entrance Hall before we start our visit, and return to our hotel mid-afternoon.

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.thecairncollection.co.uk 02 May 2021 08 August 2021

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£599 £619

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

The Harz Mountains are the land of German fairy tales: steep-roofed houses and narrow cobblestone streets, dark forests, rushing streams and stormy mountains.

Harzer Narrow Gauge Railway Quedlingburg Tour Wernigerode Tour Goslar City Tour

Boat Cruise Day 5 DAY 1: An early collection from home Excursions as Listed to join our coach for the journey to Dover and morning sailing to Calais. We continue to our overnight hotel in Bruehl, arriving in time for our evening meal. DAY 2: Departing after breakfast, we continue into Germany and arrive at the HKK Hotel Wernigerode by late afternoon. DAY 3: Today we discover the magical Harz Mountains with a journey on the “Harzer” narrow gauge railway to the summit of Brocken for a wonderful scenic view of the region. We continue our railway journey through 12 miles of picturesque scenery back to Wernigerode, where a tour guide will introduce you to the highlights of this colourful town. DAY 4: We travel to Quedlingburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once a centre of the German Empire and one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval renaissance towns. Its cobbled streets are lined with halftimbered houses and the stately castle overlooks the city. Enjoy an included guided tour of the city followed by free time to explore. DAY 5: The first stop today is the former Free Imperial City of Goslar known as the “Rome of the North”, with over 1000 years of history and many crooked, narrow, cobble-stoned streets to discover. Take a city tour, savour a piece of cake and a coffee on the shore of Lake Okersee and enjoy a charming boat ride. DAY 6: We depart after breakfast, travel through Germany and arrive at our overnight hotel in Bruehl in time for dinner. DAY 7: After breakfast, we continue our journey to Calais for an afternoon ferry to Dover, returning to the local area by late evening where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home. Please note: This tour is operated in conjunction with Galloway Holidays, Mendlesham.

HKK Wernigerode Hotel HHHH (Germany) This delightful four-star hotel is located close to the historic Old Town of Wernigerode and is surrounded by the beautiful Harz mountains. All the modern bedrooms have en-suite facilities and TV, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, terrace, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and a lift. www.hkk-wr.de 02 May 2021

E21119

£999

Single Supplement £120

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

£999


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SPRING 2021

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

FALMOUTH

6 Days from

£775

Falmouth

INCLUSIONS

PAIGNTON STEAM RAILWAY

5 Days from

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

Falmouth Hotel HHH This impressive Victorian hotel provides comfortable facilities and is located conveniently close to the beaches and town centre, with splendid views of the sea. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, Jacuzzi and gym. The hotel has WiFi, a lift, and an AA award-winning restaurant. www.falmouthhotel.com 02 May 2021 23 September 2021

G2135

£775 £789

Compact Double for Sole Use £90

£499

Torquay

INCLUSIONS

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

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

Excursions as Listed DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west and visit Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, a delight at any time of the year. We continue to Paignton and our hotel. DAY 2: A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides) DAY 3: A free day to enjoy the elegant resort town of Torquay. Alternatively, join your driver on a half-day excursion to Brixham. DAY 4: Travelling along the coast through Teignmouth and Dawlish, we reach the River Exe and turn inland to reach Powderham Castle, the magnificent 600-year old home of the Earl of Devon. We have a tour of the house, time to explore the grounds and a park ‘safari’ (weather dependent). DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then make our way to our taxis and home.

Redcliffe Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is situated on a promontory dividing the two sandy beaches of Paignton and Preston and has a 400-metre water frontage with marvellous views of Torquay or Brixham from the public rooms. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms, but some steps within the hotel. www.redcliffehotel.co.uk 03 May 2021 18 October 2021

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£515 £499

Single Supplement £Nil


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SPRING 2021

ARLINGTON COURT

5 Days from

£415

Treasures in Trust – The West Country

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Knightshayes

National Trust Members’ Tour: Our tour to the glorious West Country incorporates four wonderful National Trust properties, as well as showing us the dramatic beauty of Exmoor National Park.

Killerton Arlington Court Barrington Court Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 8

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 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. 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.

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

07 May 2021

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NT Member

£415*

Non Member

£465

Twin/Double for Sole Use £60

5 Days from

The Feathers at Ludlow

£569

INCLUSIONS

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

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

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

Feathers Hotel HHH Reopened after extensive refurbishment and a change of ownership, our historic hotel is situated in the picturesque market town of Ludlow. The Feathers Hotel offers the atmosphere of a 17th century coaching inn with the facilities of a modern hotel. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but as an historic building some steps are necessary within. www.feathersatludlow.co.uk 09 May 2021

G2193

£569

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

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

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SPRING 2021 GLAMIS CASTLE

8 Days from

Perthshire & The Scottish Castles

£855

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel

Discover the wild beauty of the Trossachs National Park, the grand majesty of the castles at Glamis, Scone and Drumlanrig, the amazing story of Scot’s explorations at Discovery Point in Dundee, all from our base at the four-star Crieff Hydro Hotel.

Door to Door Service Half Board Scottish Theme Dinner Light Lunch Day 2

DAY 1: Leaving the local area after our usual pick ups from your front door, we make our way northwards to the Cumbria area for our overnight stay. DAY 2: After breakfast, we continue our journey up into Scotland, crossing the border and travelling via Dumfries to Drumlanrig Castle. Time will be given to visit both the house and gardens of this magical pink 300-year-old castle, and we have an included lunch of soup and sandwiches. We continue our journey to our hotel above Crieff. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Perth, where there will be time for shopping and sightseeing. We then visit Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings. You will have ample time to discover this unique house and learn stories of Mary Queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette, Robert the Bruce and Charles II. Time will also allow you to visit the ornate gardens and Pinetum. Tonight we enjoy a special Scottish menu!

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DAY 4: We travel to Dundee and visit Discovery Point where you can see and explore Scot’s Antarctic ship, The Discovery. This is an excellent presentation telling the tale of the most heroic voyage and exploration ever undertaken. If you prefer, next door is V&A Dundee, Scotland’s design museum, which is free to enter (except special exhibitions). We then make our way to Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After free time

for lunch, explore this majestic house and enjoy the tranquil gardens before returning to our hotel. DAY 5: A day of wonderful scenery awaits as we explore the Trossachs, where rugged mountains and their wooded slopes are reflected in the mirror-like waters of the lochs. We travel via Loch Earn and stop in the bustling town of Callander. From here we enter the National Park. We drive along Loch Venachar, passing Brig O’Turk to Lochs Achray and Katrine, where we have a short stop. We take Duke’s Pass, through magnificent wooded scenery to Aberfoyle. Our afternoon stop is the fine city of Stirling, dominated by its castle. DAY 6: Today is a free day in Crieff. You could explore the town, galleries and shops, visit a distillery or in the afternoon take a taxi to gorgeous Drummond Gardens, only 4 miles away (entrances and transport not included, gardens not suitable for the less mobile). Alternatively, stroll in the grounds, or enjoy the leisure facilities at our hotel.

Glamis Castle Discovery Point Scone Palace Drumlanrig Castle Excursions as Listed

Crieff Hydro HHHH Set in dramatic Perthshire countryside above the market town of Crieff, our four-star hotel has plenty of room to relax both within the walls, and in the 900 acres of grounds. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool bath, 38-seat cinema, gym and a beautiful spa. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but there are steps to some rooms. There is entertainment most evenings. www.crieffhydro.com

DAY 7: Travelling south to Edinburgh, we drop you in the centre for free time. After lunch we continue south across the Pentland Hills and across the border into England and our overnight hotel in the Newcastle/Durham area. DAY 8: We make our way down the Great North SCONE PALACE Road making several refreshment stops and cross the Thames at Dartford before returning to the south coast. 08 May 2021 G21117 £855 Twin/Double for Sole Use £80


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SPRING 2021

SOUTHERN COMFORT

6 Days from

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ARLEY HALL

5 Days from

Gorgeous Gardens & The Ship Canal

£529

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Arley Hall & Gardens

We are very pleased to be able Tatton Park & Garden to offer an early summer tour Tour which includes a visit to the Excursions as Listed wonderful RHS Partner Garden at Arley Hall, the magnificent gardens at Tatton Park and a trip on 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 Salford Quays to board our Mersey Ferries ship for a leisurely six-hour cruise along the whole length of the legendary Manchester Ship Canal. We travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way, telling the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England. We disembark at Pier Head, Liverpool and make our way back to the hotel by coach. DAY 3: Today we visit Arley Hall and Gardens, one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West. With 8 acres of formal gardens, there are many different areas to explore, all created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family, including the fantastic herbaceous border, walled garden and the scented garden.

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

The Park Royal HHHH Our four-star contemporary hotel is on the edge of Stretton in Cheshire and features leisure facilities including a 22m indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.theparkroyal.co.uk 13 May 2021

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£529

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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 city 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 16 May 2021 26 September 2021

G2153

£629 £649

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

For Insurance Details See Page 107

DAY 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Tatton Park, one of the most complete historical estates in the country. We have included a garden tour, and then there are acres of parkland and gardens to explore, an impressive 18th century mansion, historic working farm and a range of speciality shops and places to eat. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon.

£629

Norfolk, Paddle & Steam


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SPRING 2021

NO SINGLE

NEW

SUPPLEMENT

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

DARTMOOR

ABBOTSBURY SWANNERY

Weymouth & Dorset

4 Days from

£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 sand 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.

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DAY 4: We leave our hotel after breakfast and travel via Bournemouth with a stop for refreshments. We arrive in the local area in the afternoon, where your taxi will be waiting to take you home.

Hotel Rex HHH A very warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Rex, which offers the comforts and luxuries of a modern hotel yet still retains its original character and splendour. This three-star hotel is situated on the Esplanade overlooking the stunning golden sands of Weymouth Beach and the Jurassic Coastline beyond. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, a lift to some rooms and there are some steps at the entrance. www.kingshotels.co.uk 17 May 2021

G21111

£459

Single Supplement £Nil

5 Days from

Dartmoor Delights

£469

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Our gorgeous hotel is a very Bennett’s Water Garden short walk from the Dartmoor Buckfast Abbey National Park Visitor Centre in Dartmoor Guided Tour Haytor and offers good South Devon Railway opportunities for you to Excursions as Listed experience the fascinating past, imposing geological features and wildlife of the area, while being within easy reach of the Devon coast. DAY 1: After your taxi pick up, we make our way west and visit Bennett’s Water Gardens, where 8 acres of gardens are home to outstanding displays of water lilies. We continue to our hotel on the edge of Dartmoor. DAY 2: We have a full day on Dartmoor today with a knowledgeable local guide. Discover the history and folklore of the area as we visit Princetown, Tavistock and Dartmeet. In the afternoon we enjoy a cream tea. DAY 3: Today we visit Buckfast Abbey, home to a community of Benedictine Monks, with beautiful gardens and plenty to explore. We continue to Buckfastleigh to board our train for a return journey on the South Devon Steam Railway which hugs the River Dart on its journey to Totnes. DAY 4: We visit the old fishing village of Brixham, home to a full-sized replica of the Golden Hind. We continue to Torquay, for free time to explore the town’s many attractions. DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and stop in Salisbury with time for lunch and shopping. We then continue homewards to meet our taxis. Please note: *Only 5 rooms are available for sole use without supplement.

Moorland Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel has 11 acres of landscaped grounds, paddocks and woodland, and wild ponies are often found grazing nearby on the open expanse of the moors. Beautifully refurbished, the hotel’s previous guests include Agatha Christie and Ava Gardner. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, mini fridge, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A lift serves most rooms. www.moorlandhoteldartmoor.co.uk 17 May 2021

G2134

£469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil*


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CRUISE 2021

SANTANDER

Into The Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

8 Nights from

£1149

INCLUSIONS 8 Nights Braemar

A medley of delights awaits you on this enriching journey to France and Spain aboard Braemar. You can savour fine wines and culinary delights, admire diverse architecture, uncover ancient art and much more, and it’s all made easier by your smaller ship’s ability to dock close to the highlights of each culture-rich city on this incredible itinerary.

Full Board Afternoon Tea Late Night Buffet Varied Daytime Activities Lectures & Talks Live Evening Entertainment

Visit three enticing Spanish Date Destination destinations in the pictureMay 2021 perfect northern region. Thu 20 Southampton Enjoy contrasting Fri 21 Cruising architectural gems and the Sat 22 La Coruña, Spain culinary delight of Asturian Sun 23 Aviles, Spain Cider in Avilés; discover Mon 24 Santander, Spain Santander, a historic town, Tue 25 Bordeaux, France gateway to many of Wed 26 Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers Cantabria’s treasures including the ancient cave of Thu 27 Cruising Altamira; and uncover some Fri 28 Southampton of the many attractions of Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown. You can savour views of sprawling French countryside during a scenic cruise along the gorgeous size-restricted Gironde and Garonne Rivers straight into Bordeaux, the ‘Pearl of Aquitane’. Enjoy a full day and evening in this city acclaimed by UNESCO for its wonders of architecture and world famous for its viticulture. There is plenty to see, taste and enjoy at each of our destinations, but if you wish to go further afield, among the many optional excursions, you might like: the breath-taking Picos de Europa Mountains; Santiago de Compostela; or the Vineyards of the Medoc region.

BRAEMAR 20 May 2021 | 8 Nights Cabin Type

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Inside Twin

Superior Twin

£1149pp £1349pp £1669pp

Balcony Twin

£2199pp

Inside Single

£1949pp

Ocean View Twin

BORDEAUX

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Terms & Conditions: This cruise can only be booked directly through Woods Holidays (Agent bookings are not permitted). Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines is bonded via ABTA W0637. Full terms and conditions are available on request and can be found on Fred Olsen’s website. Transfers are available on request.


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VIEW FROM RAVEN HALL

5 Days from

LLANDUDNO

5 Days from

Llandudno & The Tynedale

£535

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board We have been very lucky to Ffestiniog Railway secure space at the renowned Portmeirion Tynedale Hotel, on the Bodnant Garden 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 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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DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southward via the Cotswolds where we stop for our lunch break. We then continue homewards, reaching our taxis early evening.

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. www.tynedalehotel.co.uk 19 May 2021

G2182

£535

Single Supplement £Nil

North Yorkshire Coast & Country

£569

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

Eden Camp We are very pleased to be able Castle Howard to offer this new tour based at Excursions as Listed 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. This evening a local guide gives us a talk about the village. DAY 2: Our day begins with a drive down through the North York Moors National Park through stunning scenery to Pickering. Here we have a little time to explore the historic market town and 1930s themed station before we board our carriage on the North York Moors Railway. We travel 18 miles across the moors through Goathland Station (famous as ‘Hogsmeade Station’ in ‘Harry Potter’) and reach Whitby early afternoon. Explore 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 and grounds of an original World War II prisoner of war camp. We then move on to Castle Howard, a palatial stately home set between two lakes and surrounded by beautiful gardens. DAY 4: 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: We travel home 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, sauna, putting green, croquet, bowls and wonderful walking opportunities. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to the first and second floors. www.ravenhall.co.uk 23 May 2021

G2140

£569

Single Supplement £Nil


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PEEL

7 Days from

£795

The Isle of Man

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

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. DAY 4: Travelling north via Ramsay and part of the TT course, we continue to Peel on the west

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 21 May 2021 south coast and home. 07 September 2021

DOUGLAS

G2152

£795

Single Supplement £75

£805

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, 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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BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM

5 Days from

Warwickshire’s DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN

5 Days from

£529

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.

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 3: A visit to the Shugborough Estate, where we have time to explore the mansion house, servants’ quarters, museum, Georgian farm and the many gardens. Lunch is available in the onsite restaurant or café. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 4: This morning we visit the Dorothy Clive Garden, transformed from a disused quarry to a magical 12-acre garden in 1939, and now a charitable trust. In the afternoon, either return to our hotel, or spend time in Ironbridge, a delightful town of tea rooms, antique shops and, of course, the iconic bridge.

Transport Heritage

£499

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

A tour through transport history as we visit Charlecote Park, the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, the Midland Air Museum and take a cruise on the Dudley Canal, all from our hotel to the south of Warwick.

Charlecote Park British Motor Museum Black Country Living Museum Dudley Canal Cruise Midland Air Museum Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way up to Warwickshire and our hotel, making suitable stops along the way. DAY 2: After breakfast we visit 16th-century Charlecote Park, explore the wonderful house, grounds, parklands and the stables which house the family’s carriage collection, each with its own story to tell. In the afternoon we visit The British Motor Museum - the world's largest collection of over 300 historic British cars. DAY 3: 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. Later we don our hard hats for a 45-minute cruise along the Dudley Canal and through its tunnels. DAY 4: Today we start our day in the city of Coventry, home to the Coventry Transport Museum (not included). You have time to explore the historical city or visit the magnificent cathedral or wide variety of museums. After lunch we make the short journey to the Midland Air Museum, one of the country's leading independent aviation museums. Exhibits included the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber, more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines and other artefacts and memorabilia.

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

DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way homewards, with suitable stops along the way, reaching our taxis late afternoon for our transfer home.

Telford Hotel and Golf HHHH

Mercure Walton Hall Hotel HHHH

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

Our four-star modern hotel sits in the grounds of the 16th-century Hall close to Wellesbourne in Warwickshire. The hotel has a modern bar lounge, swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.accorhotels.com

23 May 2021

G21109

£529

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

27 May 2021

G21138

£499

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120


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ISLE OF LEWIS

9 Days from

£1229

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 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.

DAY 5: A leisurely morning in Benbecula before crossing the Benbecula Causeway, which links to

Half Board Barra Guide Lewis Guide Packed Lunch Days 4 & 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.

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.

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.

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 transfer to our hotel in the town for a one-night stay.

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

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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

G21125

£1229

Single Supplement £165

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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.

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.

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GOREY

7 Nights from

Jersey

ALVASTON HALL

5 Days from

Warner’s Alvaston Hall Alvaston Hall became a social hub for the wealthy people of Nantwich when it was built in 1896. More than 100 years later, it still draws a crowd to experience the huge variety of activities and entertainment offered in its ‘just for adults’ hotel.

£540

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Biddulph Grange Little Moreton Hall National Memorial Arboretum Excursions as Listed Please see notes on page 8

DAY 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way north into Cheshire, making suitable stops along the way and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: A morning visit to 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. We return to our hotel early afternoon to take part in the many activities or enjoy the facilities on offer. DAY 3: Today is completely free to enjoy Alvaston Hall. DAY 4: A day filled with history and horticulture! We begin at Biddulph Grange 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 & Scottish glen. In the afternoon we visit Little Moreton Hall, an iconic Tudor manor house, with moat and manicured knot garden. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we have a stop at the National Memorial Arboretum before continuing our journey home. Please note: Some of the areas at Biddulph Grange Garden contain a number of steps, but seating is available.

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Warner’s Alvaston Hall Hotel HHHH You will find few lovelier locations than the one occupied by the grand country estate of Alvaston Hall. The Grade II listed, half-timbered main house contains the superb Fountain Bar and The Grove, the cabaret restaurant where you will have entertainment each evening. There is a full range of leisure facilities and a full programme of activities available during the day. Our bedrooms are all equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk 31 May 2021

£979

G2185

£540

Single Supplement £Nil

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

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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 Airport / 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 Airport / Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met by a Woods coach and taken back to the taxis and your home.

Merton Hotel (

Jersey)

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

Pomme d’Or Hotel HHHH Located in the heart of St Helier, overlooking Liberation Square and the Yacht Marina, this is one of the best loved hotels in Jersey. All rooms are en-suite, and have air conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The ‘Pomme’ has a restaurant, a coffee shop, a bar, WiFi and two lifts. Room upgrades are available, details on request. www.seymourhotels.com Merton Hotel 06 June 2021

AN2180

£979

Single Supplement £200

AN2180

£1189

Single Supplement £224

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NO SINGLE

NEW

ROSEMARY VINEYARD

6 Days from KENTWELL HALL

5 Days from

£549

Suffolk & Essex Heritage

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

On this new tour we explore the heritage delights of Suffolk & Essex, we visit RHS Hyde Hall, Sudbury, Colchester Castle, Kentwell Hall, the Museum of East Anglian Life and enjoy a 90-minute river cruise.

RHS Hyde Hall Colchester Castle River Cruise Kentwell Hall Museum of East Anglian Life Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing and make our way to RHS Hyde Hall. Here we have time for lunch and to explore the magnificent gardens before we continue to our hotel south of Colchester. DAY 2: We begin our day with a visit to Colchester Castle, Europe’s largest Norman Keep. Explore the museum and see some of the most important historical finds in Britain before free time to explore the town. This afternoon we make our way to Maldon Quay where we embark for a 90minute river cruise. DAY 3: This morning we take a scenic drive to Kentwell Hall, one of the finest Tudor houses in England, and a family home for over 500 years. We have time to explore the house and gardens before visiting Sudbury, with time for lunch and to look around the wool town famous for its links with Gainsborough.

DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Please Note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile.

Five Lakes Resort HHHH A four-star countryside hotel, Five Lakes offers scenic views of the lakes and two 18-hole golf courses. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, gym and treatment rooms. The resort also includes a restaurant, residents bar and a number of lounges to relax in. All 194 en-suite bedrooms include a TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer, cosy robes and a hospitality tray. The hotel has lifts throughout. www.fivelakes.co.uk 06 June 2021

G21103

£549

Twin/Double for Sole Use £120

£569

INCLUSIONS

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. 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. The rooms offer telephone, TV, radio, WiFi and hospitality tray. www.trouvillehotel.co.uk 07 June 2021

G2121

£569

Single Supplement £Nil

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DAY 4: Today we journey north to the Museum of East Anglian Life. Set in 17 acres of Suffolk countryside, with 17 historic buildings including a Queen Anne manor house, blacksmiths shop and chapel. We depart midafternoon and return to our hotel with time to enjoy the facilities.

Isle of Wight


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ULLSWATER

CHATSWORTH HOUSE

Chatsworth & Warner’s Thoresby Hall

£619

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

We return to the excellent Newstead Abbey Warner’s adult-only hotel at Crich Tramway Village Thoresby Hall, allowing you to National Memorial see the best of the Peak Arboretum District National Park, visit Excursions as Listed Chatsworth House, Crich Please see notes on page 8 Tramway Village, Newstead 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 with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We 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 day is spent in the Peak District National Park at Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Visit the house with many wonderful works of art, the chapel, the farm and the gardens with miles of walks, rare trees, sculptures, fountains, streams and ponds. 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.

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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 07 June 2021

G2186

6 Days from

5 Days from

£619

Single Supplement £Nil

£749

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, a visit to the Lakes Aquarium and cruises on both Ullswater and Windermere.

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

DAY 1: 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. We board the train for the short journey to Lakeside, where we visit the small but interesting Lakes Aquarium for a guided tour. We then board our boat for a cruise up the lake to Bowness. After some free time we return to our hotel. DAY 4: We spend the day viewing some of the beautiful northern lakes including Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite and make a stop in Keswick. We also visit the childhood home of William Wordsworth at Cockermouth. The return journey takes us via Skiddaw Forest. DAY 5: This morning we take a steamer trip on Lake Ullswater – the second largest and possibly most beautiful lake in England. This afternoon is free to relax at our hotel or stroll along the lakeside. 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 near Glenridding enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater. The hotel offers lake view guest lounges, pitch and putt and croquet lawn. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.lakedistricthotels.net/innonthelake 13 June 2021 19 September 2021

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£749

Single Supplement £50


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HARTLAND ABBEY

5 Days from

Glorious North Devon

£545

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

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

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£545

5 Days from

£469

West Yorkshire & The Peaks

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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. 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 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: 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 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.

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The Royal & Fortescue Hotel HHH

13 June 2021

KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAIL

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

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.accorhotels.com 14 June 2021

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£469

Twin/Double for Sole Use £80

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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.

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5 Days from

Royal Sandringham & The Shires

£495

SEATON TRAMWAY

5 Days from

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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. 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. 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.

£595

Sidmouth & South Devon

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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.

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.

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DAY 4: Norfolk is our destination as we head east to Kings 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 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 homewards, reaching the local area and our taxis late afternoon.

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

Please note: People of limited mobility may find it hard to board ‘Vagabond II’.

Royal York and Faulkner Hotel HHH

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 14 June 2021

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£495

Twin/Double for Sole Use £20

A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, but with some steps throughout. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 18 June 2021 15 September 2021

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£595

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ISLE OF ARRAN

7 Days from

Isle of Arran & The Ayrshire Coast

£739

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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, the glorious Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire Coast, all from our base in the seaside town of Troon. 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 Troon, home for the next four nights.

DAY 4: A free day to enjoy Troon, a popular seaside resort with lovely sandy beaches,

magnificent views, the famous Royal Troon Golf Course and fine walks along the esplanade. Troon offers a wealth of charming independent cafés and unique boutiques, or you might choose to take the bus or train to Kilmarnock or the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Tonight we have live music at our hotel. 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).

Door to Door Service Half Board Isle of Arran Brodick Castle Culzean Castle Dumfries House Excursions as Listed

South Beach Hotel HHH Our three-star family-run hotel is situated in the resort town of Troon, a short walk from both the town centre and the seafront. The hotel boasts a pleasant restaurant serving fresh local produce, a relaxing lounge and bar. The 32 bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, but does have some ground floor rooms. www.southbeach.co.uk

DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards, leaving Scotland and travelling to our overnight hotel in Cheshire, arriving in time for dinner. 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. 20 June 2021

CULZEAN CASTLE

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£739

Single Supplement £100

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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.

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SUMMER 2021 WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY

8 Days from

£805

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.

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

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

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

down the coast beside Cardigan Bay, past Tywyn and Aberdovey to Aberystwyth. We follow the coast as far as Aberaeron before turning inland to our hotel in Carmarthen where we have a four-night stay. DAY 5: Heading west into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we visit 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.

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

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).

Bulkeley Hotel HHH

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.

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH

21 June 2021

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

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 G21114

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5 Days from FALCONRY CENTRE

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Cotswold Animal Magic

£505

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

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

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

Lakes, Dales & The Mountain Goat

£514

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

Blunsdon House Hotel HHHH

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

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 24 June 2021

G2136

£505

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

Shap Wells Hotel HHH

24 June 2021

G2131

£514

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

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


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LOOE

7 Days from

Looe, Tintagel & Cornish Coast

£795

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The twin towns of East Looe and West Looe sit either side of the river and form a vibrant and picturesque base for our tour.

Luxury Coach Travel Half Board Tintagel Lanhydrock House & Gardens Antony Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: We pick you up from your door before joining our tour coach to travel across country and into Cornwall, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We are greeted at our hotel with tea or coffee. DAY 2: A beautiful excursion through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, first to Mevagissey, with narrow streets leading down to the protected harbour. We then visit Fowey on the west side of the Fowey Estuary, an old town packed with medieval and Georgian buildings. A minibus runs from the coach park down to the town (£2.50 round trip). DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Lanhydrock House and Gardens, to discover 50 rooms, including the extensive kitchens, the lives of those in service, and the lives of those living in the Victorian luxury of the family rooms. The garden is packed with rare trees and shrubs, glorious flowerbeds and winding woodland walks. DAY 4: A free day to relax and enjoy Looe, or you could take local transport to Polperro. DAY 5: Our day is spent on the rugged north coast starting with the remarkable new project at Tintagel, where for the first time in 500 years, the two halves of the castle have been reunited with a footbridge. We then have a short visit to Boscastle before returning to our hotel. DAY 6: A half day excursion to Antony, a much-loved early 18th-century house with lovely gardens and sweeping views to the river. DAY 7: We travel homewards with suitable refreshment stops, before reaching the local area early evening.

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

Portbyhan Hotel HHH Our award-winning, family-run three-star hotel is situated on the quayside in Looe, overlooking the picturesque harbour. There is a bar, lounge, terrace and the Harbour View Restaurant serves locally sourced menus. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift and there is entertainment some evenings. www.portbyhan.com 25 June 2021

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£795

RHS BRIDGEWATER

5 Days from

Door to Door Service

Single Supplement £Nil Twin/Double for Sole Use £210

RHS Bridgewater & The Ribble Valley

£449

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Samlesbury Hall We are very pleased to be able Excursions as Listed to offer a summer tour which includes a visit to the muchanticipated new RHS Bridgewater Garden, the seaside resort of Southport, a tour of the Ribble Valley and a visit to the wonderful Salmesbury Hall. DAY 1: We pick you up from home by taxi and then travel north by coach, with suitable refreshment stops arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: Today we make our way to the seaside town of Southport. You might like to take a stroll along the Grade II listed pier, relax on the waterfront or visit the shops. On our way back we visit Samlesbury Hall, built in 1325 and steeped in fascinating history. From Tudor priest holes to Victorian kitchens, we a led on a guided tour from the 14th to the 20thcentury. DAY 3: We travel to Clitheroe to meet Simon Entwistle, our excellent local guide for a tour of the Ribble Valley and an insight into the fascinating history of Pendle Witch Country. DAY 4: We visit the brand new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley, rescheduled to open to the public in early summer 2021. We have a short guided tour and a chance to explore this remarkable project, which will include one of the largest walled gardens in the UK, beautiful new gardens designed by award-winning landscapers, lake and extensive woodland. Before returning to our hotel we visit the picturesque village of Worsley on the Bridgewater Canal, from which the RHS garden took its name. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel south, making stops for lunch and refreshments, reaching our taxis late afternoon.

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel HHHH Our recently refurbished four-star hotel is a converted 700-year-old country manor in a tranquil setting in Clayton-le-Moors. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. The contemporary bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel comprises three buildings and there is a lift to some rooms. www.mercure.com 29 June 2021

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£449

Twin/Double for Sole Use £68


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KAUNERTAL GLACIER ROAD

9 Days from

The Paznaun Valley & Austrian Tyrol

£965

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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 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

Half Board Afternoon Snacks at Hotel Tyrolean Buffet BBQ & Music Evening Innsbruck Guided Tour Guided Smugglers Tour

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. 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. 03 July 2021

Silvretta Card Excursions as Listed 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.

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. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, 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

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E21139

£965

Single Supplement £150

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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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SUMMER 2021 FALKIRK WHEEL

8 Days from

£810

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. DAY 7: Departing our hotel, we make our way to the east coast and then travel through

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Glasgow Guided Tour Royal Yacht Britannia Excursions as Listed Northumberland with a 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.doubletree3.hilton.com

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NORFOLK BROADS

7 Days from

Great Yarmouth & The Norfolk Coast

£734

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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.

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DAY 1: After enjoying our door to door service, we join the coach to drive north to Ely 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: We begin with Oulton Broad and Lowestoft, with a chance to explore and obtain lunch. This afternoon 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 North Walsham, where it is market day. After lunch we visit Cromer for a free afternoon by the sea.

Palm Court Hotel HHH 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. www.palmcourt.co.uk 04 July 2021

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


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POWIS CASTLE

5 Days from

£549*

Treasures in Trust – North Wales

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

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

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

DAY 1: After a morning taxi pick up from your home, we travel northwards and into Wales, arriving at our hotel on the Isle of Anglesey late afternoon. DAY 2: A beautiful drive this morning into the Snowdonia National Park, through Llanberis and past Mount Snowdon, for a visit to Betws-y-Coed. After some free time here we return through the park to Penrhyn Castle (NT) close to Bangor. The dominating stone façade hides opulent interiors of fine art, neo-Norman stairways and Victorian kitchens. The extensive grounds have fine views of Snowdonia and the northern coast. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Bodnant Gardens (NT), where we find 80-acres of rare trees and shrubs, Italianate terraces, wonderful herbaceous beds, and rhododendrons. This afternoon we visit Llandudno. DAY 4: A free morning in Beaumaris, an historic town with medieval castle, gaol and courthouse. We then visit the ancestral home of the Marquis of Anglesey – Plas Newydd House (NT), designed by James Wyatt in the 18th century and overlooking the Menai Strait. Explore the elegant rooms, the fabulous gardens and the Waterloo-inspired military museum. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Powis Castle (NT) in Welshpool. Explore the sumptuous interiors, the world-renowned gardens and marvel at the UK’s largest collection of Indian treasures, housed in the remarkable Clive Museum. We then continue homewards, reaching our taxis early evening.

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5 Days from

Cardiff & The Royal Mint

£499

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

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cardiff Guided Tour Cardiff Castle Royal Mint St Fagans Museum Big Pit Museum Brecon Mountain Railway Excursions as Listed

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

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Please note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile as some of the properties have many steps.

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.

Bulkeley Hotel HHH

The Angel Hotel HHH

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

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£549*

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£599

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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 11 July 2021

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VERSAILLES

5 Days from

HOLME LACY

5 Days from

Warner’s Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

£599

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Dean Forest Railway & Cream Tea River Cruise

Holme Lacy is the perfect Excursions as Listed location from which to explore Please see notes on page 8 the idyllic Wye Valley and the mysterious Forest of Dean. We cruise on the river, take a train journey 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 and have a stop at Tintern, home to the famous Abbey ruins. We continue up the Wye Valley to our Warner hotel near Hereford. DAY 2: 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. After some time for lunch in Monmouth, we delve into the Forest of Dean between the Rivers Wye and Severn to board the Dean Forest Railway for a 9-mile round trip by steam or heritage diesel through the medieval forest while enjoying a cream tea! DAY 4: A 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.

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 12 July 2021

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INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board* Welcome Drink Versailles Guided Tour Chateau de Vaux-leVicomte

Monet’s Gardens We visit two of the most Excursions as Listed stunning Chateau in France; the world-famous Chateau de Versailles and the impressive Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte which provided a credible double as the film set for the BBC’s headline drama series, “Versailles”. DAY 1: Early taxi from home, then coach to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing to France. We continue to Paris and our hotel. DAY 2: Today we visit the Chateau and gardens of Versailles. Built by Louis XIV, the Chateau contains a magnificent collection of fine furniture and artworks, and we have an included guided tour. Stroll at leisure through the stunning formal gardens. During the summer months, visitors can also witness the magical Musical Fountains Show and explore the fountains and groves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of the music. DAY 3: A morning at leisure before lunch at our hotel. In the afternoon we visit Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century, privately owned masterpiece with richly furnished and decorated rooms and wonderful formal grounds. To add a touch of ‘romance’, this evening’s visit will be by candlelight, where the gardens and Chateau will be illuminated by over 2000 candles creating a unique and memorable experience. DAY 4: A lunchtime entrance to the lovingly restored Monet’s Garden at Giverny. Here, where the painter lived until his death in 1929, the perspectives, symmetries and colours of the flower garden and water garden were the inspiration for some of his most famous works. DAY 5: We return to Calais for the Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone, returning home during the evening. Please note: *Lunch replaces dinner on Day 3. This tour is run in conjunction with Johnsons Travel, Henley-in-Arden.

Novotel Saclay HHHH (France) This modern four-star hotel has been built around a renovated farmhouse and courtyard and is located in the countyside south of Paris. The hotel has 139 bedrooms, restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor pool and large terrace area. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.accorhotels.com 15 July 2021

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

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Cruising The Seine

£1199

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We join CroisiEurope aboard one of their wonderful ships for a delightful seven-day cruise from Honfleur to Paris. We travel in comfort along the Seine through beautiful Normandy countryside, visit picturesque villages along the way, and arrive in Paris with plenty of time to enjoy the sights. Enjoy full board while on the MS Seine Princess with house wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks included throughout the cruise.* DAY 1: An early pick up by taxi is required to meet our coach and transfer to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We arrive early afternoon and travel to Honfleur for embarkation late afternoon. Meet your crew at a welcome cocktail party before dinner.

Peter, a wonderful example of 10th century Norman architecture. After lunch on board we cruise through a landscape of steep cliffs, at the foot of which are charming little villages typical of the region. We arrive in Rouen and enjoy dinner on board.

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

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

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DAY 3: We explore the Abbey Trail by coach – Jumièges to see the ruin of one of the most beautiful abbeys in France, and the Church of St

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

Full Board Drinks Package on Board* Excursions as Listed

final evening’s dinner on board. DAY 7: We disembark after breakfast and make our way to Calais for the short sea crossing to Dover. We return to the local area and our taxis in the evening. Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. *All drinks during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne and wines from the wine list, drinks on excursions. Details and prices of the optional tours shown in the itinerary will be sent to you closer to the date of departure. Versailles excursion must be booked and paid for in advance, minimum numbers required.

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

DAY 6: This morning enjoy an included coach tour of Paris taking in the Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. After lunch the afternoon is free to explore this remarkable 16 July 2021 E2146 city. We return for our

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KENILWORTH CASTLE

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5 Days from

Sandringham & East Anglia

£569

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

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welcome Drink Sandringham Nene Valley Railway Excursions as Listed

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

£555

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

Hall’s Croft DAY 1: We pick you up from your Black Country Museum door, and then by coach we travel Guide Dog Centre north reaching Kenilworth Castle and Excursions as Listed Elizabethan Garden. Created by Robert Dudley to impress Elizabeth I, the gardens have been restored to their former glory and you can explore them and the amazing. 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, and with fine Victorian interiors, 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. During the day we visit 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.

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

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

Peterborough Marriott HHHH Set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds with its own ornamental lake, this hotel offers the Cast Iron Grill Restaurant, two bars and a light and airy garden lounge and conservatory. All rooms have satellite TV, WiFi, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, solarium, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa treatment centre. There is no lift but many ground floor rooms are available. www.marriott.co.uk 16 July 2021

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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 18 July 2021

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


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5 Days from

Suffolk Flora & Fauna

£519

INCLUSIONS

This tour offers some real delights for animal and nature lovers, as it includes fabulous owls at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, magnificent Suffolk Punch horses at the world’s oldest stud farm and some of Suffolk’s most wonderful gardens.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Melford Hall Helmingham Hall Suffiolk Punch Trust Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Tiptree Jam Museum Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing for a late lunch stop in Colchester. We continue into Suffolk and out hotel near Woodbridge. DAY 2: We begin our day with a visit to The Suffolk Punch Trust, the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. Meet these magnificent horses, and find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia and helped to develop farming throughout the Eastern Counties. Later we visit Felixstowe, with time for lunch and to explore some of the Seafront Gardens which stretch for almost 1km along the promenade. DAY 3: We begin in Bury St Edmunds with free time to explore, visit the cathedral, abbey ruins or beautiful and tranquil 14-acre Abbey Gardens in the heart of the city. In the afternoon we visit Melford Hall. Uncover the connection between Beatrix Potter and the Hyde Parker family or take a walk in the wildlife-friendly woodland. DAY 4: After a short visit to the nearby town of Woodbridge we make our way to Helmingham Hall Gardens, with its Grade 1 listed gardens surrounding the spectacular moated Hall. See the red deer and explore its diverse range of gardens. After lunch we visit the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, see flying displays (subject to weather conditions), aviaries and learn about these magnificent birds.

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DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we visit the famous Tiptree Jam Museum in Essex, before continuing our journey back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Ufford Park Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is beautifully situated in 120 acres of historic parkland in the tranquil heart of the Suffolk countryside, near Woodbridge. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, gym, golf and an onsite hairdresser. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms. www.uffordpark.co.uk 19 July 2021

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AUDLEY END HOUSE

4 Days from

£399

Secrets of The Shires

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

Half Board Bletchley Park IWM Duxford Audley End House Lunch Day 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 2: This morning we visit the beautiful town of Saffron Walden with free time to visit the shops, museums and cafés. At lunchtime we transfer to Audley End House, a fine Jacobean mansion with stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. We have an included one-plate hot lunch and time to explore the house to find out more about life above and below stairs. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the superb Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Formally an RAF base, Duxford is today Europe’s foremost aviation museum. See the spectacular collection of British and American planes, as well as a huge collection of tanks, vehicles, naval exhibits and artefacts. DAY 4: We depart after breakfast and make our way to Bletchley Park, once Britain’s best kept secret. It is now a heritage site where we can explore some of the iconic 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.

Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel HHHH Dating back to 1625 this former old English manor house retains many Jacobean features including a Minstrels Gallery, Jacobean fireplace and mellow oak panelling, and stands in eight acres of grounds in Hertfordshire. All guests have free use of the leisure facilities at the adjacent health club, which has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms. www.mercure.com 23 July 2021

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6 Days from

Northumbria’s

Hidden Gems

£653

LIVERPOOL

5 Days from

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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.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Cragside Alnwick Castle Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda South Tyne Railway 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: We travel south via the Derwent Reservoir and Edmundbyers to Stanhope. From here we continue along Weardale to Alston where we have some time for lunch before boarding the South Tynedale Railway for a wonderful return ride through the South Tyne Valley. DAY 4: We head north to Cragside, which sits on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn. An Arts and Crafts masterpiece, the house was the creation of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon.

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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 magnificent house and gardens of Tatton Park.

Half Board Welcome Drink Cream Tea Day 4 Tatton Park Liverpool Guided Tour

Mersey Ferry DAY 1: After collection from your Excursions as Listed 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. We then have free time at Albert Dock close to the Liver Building and on the shores of the Mersey. We complete our Liverpool experience with a journey on the iconic Mersey Ferry, before returning to our hotel. 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: Our morning takes us to the magnificent Tatton Park, a stunning historic estate set over 1000 acres of Cheshire parkland, with classical mansion, 50 acres of gardens, including Japanese, walled and formal. Back at our hotel, we enjoy a cream tea, and in the evening, a glass of wine with dinner.

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.

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.

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

Best Western Premier Queen at Chester HHHH

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 G2151

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Originally opened in 1860, our four-star hotel retains its Victorian grandeur while offering all the modern comforts you would expect. 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. The hotel also has treatment rooms at the Secret Sanctuary. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.bestwestern.co.uk 26 July 2021

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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.

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SCOTNEY CASTLE

5 Days from

£499*

Treasures in Trust – Kent

DARTMOUTH

4 Days from

South Devon Coast

£435

INCLUSIONS

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

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

DAY 1: After your pick up by taxi from your door, we travel west by coach, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel in Torquay to relax before dinner. DAY 2: We are joined by a local Blue Badge Guide today for a tour which travels along the coast through Teignmouth, Dawlish and Exmouth, then back through Kingsteignton and Newton Abbott. We return to Torquay mid-afternoon, so you have some time to look around the town. DAY 3: A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides.)

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DAY 4: We depart after breakfast and have a stop in Winchester or Salisbury for shopping and a chance to get some lunch. We reach the local area mid-afternoon to be met by our taxis.

Headland Hotel HHH Originally built as a private home for the Russian royal family, this elegant hotel is set in two acres of grounds on the headland with stunning views across the bay. The hotel boasts a large lounge, entertainment room with a dance floor, quiet lounges, a brand new spa with 3 hydro pools, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms. www.headlandtorquay.com 30 July 2021

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£435

Single Supplement £Nil

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National Trust Members’ Tour: This delightful holiday takes in some of the wonderful towns, stunning landscapes and remarkable houses and gardens of Kent, we visit four National Trust properties spanning the centuries and offering glimpses into times long past.

Knole Scotney Castle Sissinghurst Castle Gardens Canterbury Guide Chartwell Excursions as Listed *Please see notes on page 8

DAY 1: Once all our passengers are aboard, we make our way to Kent, with a stop in Tunbridge Wells. After free time for lunch, we continue to our hotel outside Maidstone. DAY 2: After breakfast we travel to Canterbury, where we meet our guide and enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of the historic city. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast we visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden (NT), to explore the colourful floral displays, take a lakeside walk or discover the lovingly restored gazebo overlooking the moat and Kent Weald. This afternoon we visit Scotney Castle (NT), a 14th-century moated country house with beautiful formal gardens set in a wonderful wooded estate. DAY 4: Our day begins with a drive to Rochester, with its Norman Castle and cathedral, and its links to Charles Dickens. Our afternoon is spent at Knole (NT), a former archbishop's palace and home to one of the rarest collections of Stuart royal furniture, paintings, objects and textiles. DAY 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we spend the morning at Chartwell (NT), much-loved home of Winston Churchill, and the rooms remain very much as he left them, with pictures, books and personal mementos evoking his career and wide-ranging interests. We start our journey homewards early afternoon. Please note: This tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Mercure Great Danes Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is set in 26 acres of private grounds near Maidstone, with extensive leisure facilities including 16m indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, croquet, outdoor tennis courts and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.mercuremaidstone.co.uk

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£499*

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£549

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ABERGLASNEY GARDENS

SETTLE TO CARLISLE RAILWAY

Delightful Dales – Settle to Carlisle

6 Days from

£639

INCLUSIONS

We explore the beautiful rolling scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, with visits to Hawes, Thirsk and Ripon, a dinner cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and an iconic journey by train from Settle to Carlisle.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Evening Dinner Cruise Settle to Carlisle Railway Wensleydale Creamery Fruit Cake/Cheese World of James Herriot Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: A morning collection by taxi before joining our coach for our journey to West Yorkshire, arriving in Skipton late afternoon. DAY 2: Today we journey into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, through the beautiful countryside of the Dales via Grassington and the pretty village of Kettlewell, along Wharfedale and up to the market town of Hawes. In the afternoon we visit the Wensleydale Cheese Visitor Centre for some fruit cake and cheese. DAY 3: Boarding our train at Skipton, we join the famous line which will carry us through Settle and onto Carlisle. Agreed to be one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the country, the line tracks the sparkling River Ribble, through the narrow, wooded valley and up onto the wide, high moors. We travel across the famous 24-arch Ribblehead Viaduct, over Dent Head Viaduct, along Garsdale, over the Moorcock Viaduct, and through Appleby before reaching Carlisle. We return to Skipton by coach. DAY 4: This morning we have a visit to the village of Ilkley and the rest of the day is free to explore Skipton. Tonight we have a delightful threehour dinner cruise along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, with our meal cooked and served by the Rendezvous Hotel’s own staff. DAY 5: We drive east past Blubberhouses with a stop in Ripon, the unspoilt cathedral city of the Yorkshire Dales. On to Thirsk, where we enter the ‘World of James Herriot’. Based in his original surgery at 23 Kirkgate, the ‘Skeldale House’ of the Herriot books is a unique tribute to the author.

Rendezvous Hotel HHH This family-run hotel on the outskirts of Skipton offers swimming pool, sauna, steam room and beautiful walks along the towpath of the LeedsLiverpool Canal, which runs alongside the hotel. All rooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.rendezvous-skipton.com 01 August 2021

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£639

Twin/Double for Sole Use £125

Heartland of Wales

£579

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Half Board Our tour staying in the mid Lunch Day 3 Wales spa town of Llandrindod Vale of Rheidol Railway Wells includes a trip to the Aberglasney Gardens coast at Aberystwyth, drives Elan Valley Visitor Centre through the Vale of Tywi, the Excursions as Listed gardens at Aberglasney and a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway - one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. DAY 1: After being picked up from your door, we travel by coach across the Severn Bridge and have a lunch stop close to Tintern Abbey. We continue up the Wye Valley, across the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacon National Park to our hotel in Llandrindod Wells. DAY 2: A wonderful tour through the Wye Valley to Devil’s Bridge, famous for its waterfalls and the three stacked bridges, where you might choose to walk up to the famous Mynach Falls, (Entrance not included. Walk not suitable for the less mobile). 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.

Metropole Hotel HHHH Our four-star hotel is located in the centre of the historic spa town of Llandrindod Wells with Victorian canopied streets, delicate wrought ironwork and ornamental parks. As well as comfortable lounges, bar and Miles Restaurant, enjoy the 18m indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.metropole.co.uk 02 August 2021

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£579

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

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

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NEW NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

RABY CASTLE

PEAK DISTRICT

6 Days from

5 Days from

Derbyshire À La Carte

£584

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

£599

Historic North East

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

Half Board Join us as we discover Glass of Wine with Dinner Derbyshire from our four-star Cream Tea Day 3 hotel where we enjoy á la carte Chatsworth House dining at leisure. Choose from Excursions as Listed your full menu as you enjoy a complementary glass of wine with your meal each evening. During our stay we visit Chatsworth House, enjoy a cream tea at the hotel, explore Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and the wonderful Peak District.

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.

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 to be greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits.

DAY 1: We have an early departure, stop in the beautiful conservation town of Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth 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, its wonderful works of art and explore over 105 acres of garden discovering water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers. DAY 3: Today we have chance to discover the city of 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. We return to our hotel in the afternoon for a delicious cream tea.

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DAY 4: For our final outing we take in some of the splendid scenery of the Peak District, we have a short stop in Belper before we make our way via the Derwent Valley to 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 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 05 August 2021

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£584

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

DAY 2: We make our way to Durham where we meet our guide for a tour of this splendid city. After time for lunch, we enjoy a cruise on the River Wear. DAY 3: A full day out to Beamish. Britain’s favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s, demonstrating the recent history of the region in a ‘living’ way. DAY 4: We begin our day at 14th-century Raby Castle, one of the bestpreserved medieval castles in the North East, and now the seat of the 12th Lord Barnard. We have tea/coffee in the majestic Entrance Hall before we start our visit, and return to our hotel mid-afternoon. DAY 5: We visit Hartlepool Historic Quay, a faithful reproduction of an 18th-century seaport, and home to the Trincomalee – Europe’s oldest floating warship. In the afternoon we explore Wynyard Hall Gardens. DAY 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south with suitable refreshment stops and arrive back in the local area early evening.

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.thecairncollection.co.uk 02 May 2021 08 August 2021

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SUPPLEMENT

5 Days from

Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

£564

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

Every year Harrogate plays York Guided Tour host to the International East Riddlesden Hall Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Iolanthe (Top Priced bringing together the very best Ticket) of both amateur and Excursions as Listed professional productions from around the world. We enjoy some wonderful excursions including the matinee performance of Iolanthe by Charles Court Opera. DAY 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in the beautiful town of Stamford en route. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests. DAY 2: Our day begins with a visit to the National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall, an intimate manor house set in mature grounds in the Aire Valley. This afternoon your driver could take you to RHS Harlow Carr (entrance approx. £12.50) or you could enjoy a free afternoon in Harrogate. DAY 3: A free morning in Harrogate. The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival is in full swing, so make sure you visit the Utopia Pavilion for some free music at lunchtime. We then take our seats in the Grand Circle of the Royal Hall for the matinee performance of Iolanthe.

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

PADSTOW

7 Days from

Cornish Coast & Country

£684

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

Old Swan Hotel HHH

Rosemundy House Hotel HHH

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

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, does not have a lift, but some ground floor rooms are available. www.rosemundy.co.uk

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£564

Twin/Double for Sole Use £Nil

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£684

Single Supplement £Nil

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DAY 4: Our day in York begins with a guided tour of the historic centre and the afternoon is free for your own exploration. You might like to have a closer look at York Minster, or visit the National Railway Museum (free entrance) or discover our Viking heritage at the Jorvik Centre.

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CRUISE 2021 AURLANDSFJORD

Scenic Views of Norway’s Iconic Fjords

8 Nights from

£1199

INCLUSIONS Door to Door Service

Enjoy the advantages of small ship cruising as Fred Olsen’s Braemar sails the full length of the UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjord, and under a low bridge to discover the Karmsund Strait – areas not accessible to larger ships. As you cruise beside the dramatic mountainsides, don’t forget to look up for the farmsteads dotted high above, and to scan the waters around you for the local sea and bird life.

8 Nights Braemar Full Board Afternoon Tea Late Night Buffet Varied Daytime Activities Lectures & Talks

Our countryside ports give Date Destination you access to the wild August 2021 untamed beauty of the Thu 12 Southampton Hardangervidda National Park Fri 13 Cruising and the world-famous Flåm Sat 14 Cruising Karmsund Railway. Then in Stavanger Sun 15 Flåm*, Aurlandsfjord you can explore the quaint Sun 15 Cruising Nærøyfjord (to Gudvangen) Old Town, and in Bergen Bergen explore the colourful Bryggen Mon 16 Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord Wharf or take the funicular up Tue 17 Mount Fløyen to see the Tue 17 Cruising Hardangerfjord remarkable view. With a wide Wed 18 Stavanger and varied port tour Thu 19 Cruising programme and wonderful Fri 20 Southampton entertainment on board, this is an excellent chance to get to know Norway in relaxed and comfortable style.

Live Evening Entertainment Spectacular Views! Escorted**

By diverting away from well-travelled coastal routes, into spectacular, size-restricted waterways, smaller ship Braemar takes you on an inspirational journey to some of the fjordland’s most spellbinding scenes. Navigating the tightening twists, turns and pinching, soaring cliffs and mountains of UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, and gliding through the orchard-filled landscapes of Hardangerfjord provides views you’ll remember forever, while transiting the picturesque Karmsund straight – out of reach to larger ships – will be a unique experience.

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Along with unforgettable scenic cruising adventures, visits to charming fjord villages and attractive cities bring plenty of highlights within your reach. Idyllic Flåm awaits, where you can ride the iconic Flåmsbana Railway and see the cascading Kjosfossen Waterfall up-close, or take in astonishing views of Aurlandsfjord from the Stegastein Lookout; and Eidfjord, gateway to the famous Vøringsfossen waterfall and fascinating Hardangervidda Nature Centre. There’s rich Norwegian history and culture to delve into too, at charming Bergen, with its UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and traditional fish market, and the quaint Old Town of Stavanger. Please note: Terms & Conditions: This cruise can only be booked directly through Woods Holidays (Agent bookings are not permitted). Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines is bonded via ABTA W0637. Full terms and conditions are available on request and can be found on Fred Olsen’s website. Door to door transport applies to those in the Woods pick up area, and is provided by Woods Holidays so does not form part of the FOCL cruise package and is not covered by the FOCL bond. *Anchor port. **Dependent on numbers.

BRAEMAR 12 August 2021 | 8 Nights Cabin Type

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Superior Twin

£1199pp £1399pp £1699pp

Balcony Twin

£2599pp

Inside Single

£1999pp

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EDINBURGH TATTOO

6 Days from

Edinburgh Tattoo & The Borders

£679

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board* Edinburgh Tattoo

Set against the famous Royal Yacht Britannia backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, New Lanark Mill the annual Tattoo is a unique Excursions as Listed blend of breath-taking shows of military precision, battle reenactment 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, 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 – the site of runaway marriages since 1753. We continue through the Borders and reach our hotel in New Lanark late afternoon. 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. We then have some free time to buy a snack before taking our seats in the stands for the 2021 Military Tattoo. DAY 4: A free day for you to enjoy this remarkable World Heritage Site, a unique 18th-century mill village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde. See recreated millworkers’ houses, historic working machinery and don’t miss the lovely walk along the river to the ‘Falls of Clyde’ waterfalls. Alternatively, you could join your driver for an afternoon mystery drive. 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 Stamford to the south coast, where we join our taxis and complete our journey home.

5 Days from

£539

Suffolk Villages

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

DAY 1: We travel east via the Dartford Crossing for a late lunch stop in Colchester. We continue to our hotel north of Colchester. DAY 2: Today we delve into Constable Country with a guided tour discovering the idyllic villages and landscapes that inspired the famous painter, visiting East Bergholt, Dedham and Flatford Mill. In the afternoon we visit beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens. DAY 3: After breakfast, we visit the amazing archaeological site of Sutton Hoo. The exhibition hall houses a full-size reconstruction of the AngloSaxon royal burial chamber from the ship grave discovered in 1939. There is also a café for refreshments. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to Waldringfield for a 2-hour boat journey along the River Deben, one of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the east coast. DAY 4: We begin in Bury St Edmunds with free time to explore the heritage, medieval architecture and elegant Georgian squares. After free time for lunch we have a scenic drive to Sudbury, birthplace of Gainsborough, and return through the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare. DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and make our way back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

New Lanark Mill Hotel HHH

Stoke by Nayland 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

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

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£679

Single Supplement £100

15 August 2021

G21124

£539

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

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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.

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LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

5 Days from

£544

Lincolnshire Legends SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

5 Days from

£599

Rail, Sail & Automobile

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

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

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

DAY 1: A morning taxi from your home to your tour coach before travelling up to the Midlands and our hotel. DAY 2: This morning we go behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art production facility of Jaguar and Land Rover. We have a welcome drink and introduction before being shown the fascinating process as the cars come together through the work of the skilled technicians and Jaguar’s robotic army! We spend our afternoon in Coventry. DAY 3: Into the Black County with a visit to the Dudley Canal to discover the limestone caverns and man-made tunnels which stretch deep underground. We have time in the visitor centre and enjoy a 45-minute canal cruise venturing into the tunnels. Our afternoon is spent at the Black Country Living Museum, where we have a glimpse into 200 years of history with over 50 authentic shops and houses.

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DAY 4: We drive across to Kidderminster this morning to the Severn Valley Railway for a return steam train journey to Bridgnorth. Enjoy a 16-mile journey through peaceful scenery, beautifully restored stations and the iconic Victoria Bridge. After some free time in Bridgnorth, we return to Kidderminster to meet our coach. DAY 5: Leaving after breakfast, we travel home via the Cotswolds, with a lunch stop in one of the pretty villages. We reach our taxis late afternoon.

Forest of Arden Marriott HHHH Set within acres of ancient woodland where deer roam free, our four-star hotel is a comfortable and stylish base for our tour. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi available and a lift. www.marriott.com 16 August 2021

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£599

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service

Our Lincolnshire based tour includes visits to Burghley House & Doddington Hall, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln Cathedral and the International Bomber Command Centre, set within 10 acres of landscaped “Peace Gardens”.

Half Board Bomber Command Centre Doddington Hall & Gardens Lincoln Cathedral Museum of Lincolnshire Life 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, where we are greeted with tea and biscuits. DAY 2: We drive to Lincoln where we visit the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. After free time for time for lunch we visit Lincoln Cathedral. in WWII the Cathedral was a sign on the horizon to crews returning to Lincolnshire RAF bases that they had made it home safely. DAY 3: We start our day with a visit to Doddington Hall and Gardens, a superb Elizabethan mansion completed by renowned architect Robert Smythson in 1600. This much loved family home is surrounded by beautiful gardens remaining faithful to the original Elizabethan layout. 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. Explore the Elizabethan house with its dramatic state rooms, the house is 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. 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 22 August 2021

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£544

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ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

5 Days from

Waterways of North Wales & Cheshire

£589

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

Staying in the beautiful town 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: This morning we travel into Cheshire and to Anderton for a cruise including the famous boat lift, which was built in 1875 and provides a 50ft vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. We then have free time in the walled city of Chester for lunch, sightseeing and shopping. DAY 3: We take a trip on the Llangollen Steam Railway, with a journey along the picturesque Dee Valley to Carrog. From here we travel by coach into the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed for free time for lunch. We return to our hotel via a scenic drive over the famous Horseshoe Pass.

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

Wild Pheasant Hotel HHHH Set in the magnificent Vale of Llangollen, our wonderful four-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 22 August 2021

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£589

Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

NIDD HALL

5 Days from

£599

Warner’s Nidd Hall

INCLUSIONS Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board

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

Entertainment & Activity Programme York Guided Tour Harewood House Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in Stamford en route. We arrive at our hotel near Harrogate late afternoon.

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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 23 August 2021

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DAY 4: 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.

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5 Days from

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR

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Great Dorset Steam Fair

£384

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair is Steam Fair a typically British event SS Great Britain offering a unique blend of Excursions as Listed nostalgia and entertainment. We combine this with a visit to Bristol’s historic harbourside & Brunel’s SS Great Britain. DAY 1: After being picked up by taxi, we join our tour coach and make our way across country to Chippenham, where you have time for lunch and to explore the historic market town before we check in at our hotel. DAY 2: 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 3: After a leisurely breakfast we visit the iconic steamship SS Great Britain. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the ship lies at the heart of a multi-award-winning visitor attraction. You can tour the ship from the sumptuous surrounds of the First Class Dining Room to the cramped bunks in steerage, visit the Dockyard Museum to learn the fascinating story of this luxury liner since her launch in 1843. Then free time to explore the cafés and shops of the harbour-side. DAY 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel across country and have a break over lunchtime in Marlborough. We reach the local area lateafternoon and meet our taxis.

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Please note: The site for the Steam Fair is large so might not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Angel Hotel HHH Originally a 17th-century coaching inn, The Best Western Plus Angel has been extensively refurbished and offers an excellent blend of traditional comfort and contemporary style, now incorporating a gym and indoor pool. Bedrooms have TV, WiFi, telephone, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but many ground floor rooms, located in two buildings with a courtyard between. www.angel-hotel-chippenham.com 27 August 2021

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Three Historic Gems

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

York Guided Tour Lincoln Guided Tour Lincoln Cathedral Burton Constable Hall Excursions as Listed

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

Best Western Signature Hull HHHH Our award-winning four-star boutique hotel is in an enviable position with panoramic views over the Humber Estuary and has a pleasant bar and lounge and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, and very few ground floor rooms. www.bestwestern.com 27 August 2021

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Annecy Alpine Adventure

£1129

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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 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. Enjoy some free time before we board our boat for a cruise along the shore of the lake to 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 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 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.

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.

Half Board Drinks Package* Afternoon Tea & Cakes Annecy Walking Tour Annecy Lake Cruise Montenvers Glacier Train Glacier Cave** Geneva Lake Cruise Excursions as Listed 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

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 MONTENVERS GLACIER TRAIN unlimited alcoholic drinks from 6pm to 11pm daily (selected single measure spirits and 28 August 2021 E21144 £1129 Single Supplement £200

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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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6 Days from

£624*

Treasures in Trust – Cheshire

BLISTS HILL

5 Days from

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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 8 DAY 1: After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way north into Cheshire, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: 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.

Shropshire & The Severn Valley

£479

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Enjoy a journey on the Severn Valley Railway and visits to Ironbridge, Cadbury World, and the wonderful and very different museums of Birmingham and Blists Hill.

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Blists Hill Severn Valley Railway Cadbury World Cream Tea Birmingham Museum 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.

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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 2: Today we travel to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, which brings together Saxon gold, Egyptian mummies and masterpieces by British and European painters. In the afternoon we visit Cadbury World, to experience a fascinating guided tour of Bourneville and time to discover the Cadbury story and enjoy a cream tea.

DAY 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 3: A short drive to Bridgnorth brings us to the Severn Valley Railway for a return steam train journey to Kidderminster. We break our journey in Highley with a visit to the Engine House Visitor Centre, where you might like to get some lunch. Reboard the train and visit Kidderminster, before returning to Bridgnorth, a town divided in two and linked by a remarkable cliff railway. Finally we return to our hotel by coach.

DAY 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 4: This morning 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 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we have a stop at the National Memorial Arboretum before continuing our journey home.

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

Crewe Hall HHHH

Please note: See page 44 for a spring departure.

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

Buckatree Hall Hotel HHH

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£624*

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£669

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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 included. www.buckatreehallhotel.com 02 September 2021

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Great Little Trains of Wales

5 Days from

£475

Luxury Coach Travel Door to Door Service Half Board Welsh Highland Railway

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

DAY 1: After being picked up from your door and taken to our coach, we travel west across England and into Wales, reaching our hotel in Caernarfon late afternoon. DAY 2: Today we travel to the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion. The setting for the TV show ‘The Prisoner’, Portmeirion stands on a rugged clifftop overlooking Cardigan Bay. In the afternoon, we head for the Bala Lake Railway. The 2ft narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake and of the nearby mountains. We rejoin 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 5: Leaving Caernarfon after breakfast, we travel homewards making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Celtic Royal Hotel HHH 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

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£805

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.

Cregneash National Folk Museum House of Manannan 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.

Steam Railway Manx Electric Railway Excursions as Listed

DAY 2: After a morning travelling through Pendle Hill country, we take the early afternoon ferry from Heysham to Douglas arriving at approximately 6pm and being transferred to our hotel. DAY 3: This morning we visit the National Folk Museum at Cregneash, a living museum of a Manx upland crofting community. We then visit The Sound for spectacular views over the Calf of Man, before a journey on the Isle of Man Steam Railway for the 16 miles from Port Erin back to Douglas. DAY 4: Travelling north via Ramsay, we visit Peel on the west coast, once the island's main fishing port. We visit the House of Manannan, an awardwinning exploration of the island’s Celtic, Viking and Maritime traditions. DAY 5: This morning board the Manx Electric Railway, the longest narrowgauge vintage electric railway system in the British Isles. Then to Laxey and The Lady Isabella, the largest working waterwheel in the world (reached by walking up a steep hill). We travel on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, and continue to the summit where there is a café and, on a clear day, amazing views. We return to the hotel late afternoon. DAY 6: A free day to explore Douglas. DAY 7: Departing after breakfast, we take the early crossing from Douglas to Heysham and make our way to the south coast and home. Please note: A fuller description of this tour can be found on page 59.

The Empress Hotel HHHH Situated on the Central Promenade of Douglas, our recently refurbished Victorian four-star hotel overlooks Douglas Bay. 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 07 September 2021

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Single Supplement £85

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DAY 4: We drive to Llanberis in the shadow of Mount Snowdon and join the Llanberis Lake Railway for a ride along the lake shore. This afternoon you can have free time in Caernarfon or take a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway to Clogwyn, a dramatic and beautiful journey, but very weather dependent. (approx £22. Must be requested when booking).

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7 Days from

Killarney & The Ring of Kerry

£879

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We return to Ireland for a classic tour taking in the spectacular Ring of Kerry and the glorious Dingle Peninsula. The Killarney Plaza Hotel is very popular with our regular customers and Killarney is the perfect base from which to explore this corner of the Emerald Isle.

Half Board Dingle Guided Tour Kerry Guided Tour Kerry Bog Village

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

DAY 5: A free day for you to explore the town of Killarney. You could take a lake cruise on board the ‘Lily of Killarney’, have a ride on a traditional jaunting cart, or visit Muckross House, one of Ireland’s foremost stately homes with folk and farm museums and beautiful gardens. (Entrances not included.)

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DAY 6: Leaving Killarney, we travel to Blarney and its famous castle where a stop will be made, not only for those wishing to kiss the stone, but to visit Ireland’s largest craft market. We stop in New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, with costumed guides and themed exhibitions, it provides a worldclass insight into the emigrant experience. We continue to Wexford and our overnight hotel. KILLARNEY

Dunbrody Famine Ship

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.

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KERRY BOG VILLAGE

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 E2155

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5 Days from

£549

Manchester Ship Canal

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This popular tour includes visits to Chester and Buxton, the industrial heritage of Quarry Bank Mill, wild animals at Chester Zoo and a cruise on one of Britain’s most important waterways – The Manchester Ship Canal.

Half Board Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Quarry Bank Mill Chester Zoo Excursions as Listed

DAY 1: After our door to door service, our coach makes its way north with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. DAY 2: We travel to Salford Quays to board our Mersey Ferries ship for a leisurely six-hour cruise along the whole length of the legendary Manchester Ship Canal. We travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way, telling the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England. Refreshments and snacks can be purchased on board. We disembark at Pier Head, Liverpool and make our way back to the hotel by coach. DAY 3: Today we start our day with a journey just over the border, into the Derbyshire Peak District and the wonderful spa town of Buxton. Late morning, we make our way to Quarry Bank Mill, where you can discover the lives of a complete industrial community at one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites. DAY 4: After breakfast, we travel to Chester. Visit the amazing city walls, 1000-year old cathedral, Chester castle or Roman amphitheatre. (Entrances not included). After lunch we visit Chester Zoo, home to 21,000 animals and Channel 4’s Wonderful ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’. DAY 5: Departing after breakfast, we travel south with a stop in Stratfordupon-Avon on the way. We reach the local area early evening.

Cottons Hotel HHHH Situated outside the historic town of Knutsford, our four-star hotel is a stylish and comfortable base. The leisure facilities include expansive indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer, mineral water and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.thwaites.co.uk 09 September 2021

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SKY SAFARI

5 Days from

Longleat Sky Safari

£469

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Half Board* Hot air balloon pilots from Longleat Sky Safari around the world descend on Chavenage this corner of Wiltshire for one Excursions as Listed weekend in September each year. Come and watch the skilful displays as the sky is filled with colour, and in the evening, a myriad of glowing light. DAY 1: After our door to door service, we travel across country to Devizes, the historic centre of which has numerous listed 18th-century and medieval buildings, and the museum houses 500,000 years of Wiltshire history! We continue to our hotel in Chippenham. DAY 2: A free morning to explore Chippenham before a lunch* at our hotel. Our afternoon and evening are spent at Longleat for the biggest annual hot air balloon festival in Europe! Up to 200 balloons ascend into the sky and we can enjoy launches, tethered daytime displays and, in the evening, ‘Night Glows’. We also have a drive through the Safari Park** and have time to visit the wonderful house and gardens. We return to our hotel at around 9.30pm. DAY 3: After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Bath, where you have free time to visit the shops, parks, museums and cafés of your choice. DAY 4: A day out with Poldark today, as we visit the historic market town of Corsham, a hidden gem on the fringe of the Cotswolds, which doubled as 18th-century Truro in the BBC series. In the afternoon we travel to Chavenage, for a tour of this wonderful Elizabethan house, which featured as Trenwith, the Poldark family home. DAY 5: We depart after breakfast and travel to Winchester for free time to sightsee and have some lunch. We return to the local area early evening where your taxi will be waiting to take you home. Please note: *Lunch replaces dinner on Day 2. **The coach does not drive through the Monkey Enclosure.

Angel Hotel HHH Originally a 17th-century coaching inn, The Best Western Plus Angel has been extensively refurbished and offers an excellent blend of traditional comfort and contemporary style, now incorporating a gym and indoor pool. Bedrooms have TV, WiFi, telephone, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is no lift, but many ground floor rooms, located in two buildings with a courtyard between. www.angel-hotel-chippenham.com 10 September 2021

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Please note: This tour is not suitable for the less mobile as there are steep slopes and walking at Quarry Bank Mill.

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9 Days from

Lake Molveno – Italy’s Hidden Gem

£1029

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Nestled in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites is the almost unknown gem of Lake Molveno. Enjoying a sheltered location, this charming lakeside town has a quieter and more restful atmosphere than some of the busier lakes, and is an ideal base from which to explore Trentino with visits to Trento, Verona, Lake Levico and Lake Garda. Between the water and the mountains, relax and enjoy in Italian style.

Half Board Afternoon Tea & Cake Light Lunch Day 7 Dolomiti Card Verona Guided Tour

DAY 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the drive to Dover and our ferry to Calais. We continue through France to our overnight hotel in Saarbrucken in time for our evening meal. DAY 2: We continue our journey through Germany, Austria and across the Brenna Pass into Italy, arriving at our hotel in Molveno in time for a welcome drink, evening meal and a stay of 6 nights. DAY 3: A day to relax at our hotel or stroll by the lakeside. The town is built up the hillside, and our hotel is only a short walk from the centre of town and the lakeside. Alternatively, join your driver for a half-day excursion to Trento, the regional capital. There is a market in the morning, and the historic streets and cathedral are well worth some exploration.

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DAY 4: Today we drive south to the beautiful lake shore resort town of Riva del Garda, nestled between the towering mountains of the Dolomites and the largest of the Italian lakes. Relax in one of the town bistros, walk the lakeside promenade, or take a boat over to the enchanting town of Limone on the eastern shore (not included). DAY 5: A free day to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. You could take advantage of your Dolomiti Card, with which you can travel freely

on public transport within Trentino and have free or discounted entry to many museums and attractions in the area. One wonderful option would be to take the cable car to the panoramic terrace 1350m above the lake, in the heart of the Natural Park Adamello-Brenta. Tonight we have a candlelit dinner at our hotel. DAY 6: We visit the City of Verona, the setting for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’. We begin with a guided walking tour to gain some historical insight and see the main sights, then there is free time to explore. Visit the great Roman Arena, one of the largest and best amphitheatres in the world; wander through the narrow streets and historic piazzas; or take a cappuccino in one of the many charming cafés.

Excursions as Listed continuing the return journey to the local area, where our door to door collection service will be waiting to take you home.

Hotel Alle Dolomiti HHHH (Italy) Our four-star hotel is in a great position near the town and the lakeside and has sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool, spa pool and a Wellness Centre where you can have a range of beauty treatments (not included). Tea and cake is available every afternoon at 5pm. Our comfortable bedrooms all have balconies, TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer, robe & slippers, and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.alledolomiti.com/en

DAY 7: We visit another pristine lake of the Dolomites at Levico Terme, an historic spa town in the beautiful Sugana Valley. The old town offers charming shopping streets, tranquil gardens and a long lakeside promenade, and we have included a light lunch at a local hotel to complete this relaxing day. DAY 8: We leave Italy for the return drive across Austria and Germany to our overnight hotel, arriving in time for our evening meal. DAY 9: We travel through France to Calais for a late afternoon ferry crossing to Dover before 14 September 2021

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Eastbourne, History & Heritage

5 Days from

£489

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SIDMOUTH DONKEY SANCTUARY

5 Days from

Door to Door Service Half Board Newhaven Fort

Our tour is based in the wonderful seaside town of Eastbourne from where we explore local history at Newhaven Fort, Michelham Priory, Battle Abbey, the gardens at Herstmonceux Castle and the nearby Observatory Science Centre.

Michelham Priory Battle Abbey Herstmonceux Castle Gardens Observatory Science Centre Raystede Animal Centre Excursions as Listed

Sidmouth & South Devon

£595

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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

DAY 1: After your door to door service, we travel eastwards and have a stop at 19th-century Newhaven Fort where you have time to get lunch and explore the ramparts, exhibits and tunnels. (Not all accessible to the less mobile.) Then on to Eastbourne with time to settle in before dinner.

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: We start our day with a visit to Michelham Priory House & Gardens, explore 800 years of history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons and later dissolution by King Henry VIII. The Grade I listed building became a country house in the 1930s and was home to evacuees and Canadian troops during WWII. The afternoon is free in Eastbourne.

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: This morning we make our way eastwards and start our day at The Observatory Science Centre, which has been operating in the former home of The Royal Greenwich Observatory since 1995. This afternoon we visit Herstmonceux Castle Gardens, where the majestic moated castle is the centrepiece of a beautiful 300-acre estate.

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 5: Leaving after a leisurely breakfast, we make our way homewards, with a stop at Raystede Animal Welfare Centre for lunch and a chance to meet the animals. We reach our taxis late afternoon.

York House Hotel HHH Our three-star hotel is located on the seafront 400 yards from Eastbourne Pier, and a short walk from the town centre. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, veranda bar and comfortable lounges. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.yorkhousehotel.co.uk G21135

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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 A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, but with some steps throughout. www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk 18 June 2021 15 September 2021

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DAY 4: Today our journey begins at Battle Abbey, where in 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed here at the Battle of Hastings. Today you can explore the battlefield, visitor centre, Abbey Gardens and Abbey Ruins. We then have free time in Hastings to explore the quaint old town, ride on the funicular railway or visit the Shipwreck Museum (entrance is not included).

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From The Netherlands to Switzerland, we cruise along one of the most important and attractive rivers in Europe. Delight in the panorama of the myth-enshrouded Middle Rhine Valley, take a detour along the romantic Moselle and explore some of the pretty towns along the way. DAY 1: We make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then across France, through Belgium and into Amsterdam to board the Amadeus Cara. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner. DAY 2: After a restful night on board, we set sail and discover the beauty of the Dutch waterways as our ship glides towards Hoorn. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Amsterdam before rejoining the ship in Hoorn. The afternoon is spent cruising to Ijsselmeer. DAY 3: After a morning cruising, we arrive in the vibrant city of Cologne, with its rich cultural history, historic Old Town and many worldfamous sights, including the wonderful cathedral. There is an optional walking tour to get some historic insight into the city. In the evening, our ship continues to take us south.

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DAY 4: Today we detour onto the Moselle River to the little town of Cochem, where the magnificent castle dominates the landscape. There is an optional tour with wine tasting or you could simply stroll through the narrow streets among half-timbered houses soaking up the atmosphere. This evening we set off towards Koblenz.

DAY 5: This morning we arrive in Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns, where you can explore at leisure, or join an optional guided walking tour. Spend this afternoon on deck as we cruise along the most beautiful section of the river – the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Late afternoon we arrive in Rüdesheim, a town well known for its wine making. There is an optional walking tour to the Mechanical Music Museum. DAY 6: After breakfast, explore Mannheim, or join an optional excursion to Heidelberg. This afternoon’s visit is to the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Speyer, where there is an optional guided walking tour of the historic centre. This evening the Captain invites you to a Gala Dinner, full of wonderful regional dishes. DAY 7: We cruise into the Alsace region of France and reach Strasbourg, where we have an included guided coach tour of this wonderful city’s sights. After lunch on board, take in the beauty of the romantic Rhine as we move towards Switzerland. DAY 8: We disembark after breakfast, and travel through Switzerland and into France to our overnight hotel near Reims. DAY 9: We continue our journey northwards. We have an afternoon crossing from Calais to Dover, and then we make our way to the local area to meet our taxis.

Half Board Overnight Hotel Gourmet Dining Amadeus Cara (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Midnight Snack) Drinks Package Onboard* 24-Hour Coffee/Tea Station Entertainment Onboard Strasbourg Guided Tour Services of Woods Tour Escort Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, Amadeus and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. Some steps may be necessary to embark/disembark at different stops. Details and prices of optional tours shown in the itinerary will be sent to you closer to the date of departure. *The drinks package is onboard only, and includes free-flow wine, draft beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner.

Amadeus Cara The new Amadeus Cara has cabins split over four decks, most with lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front. The Cara offers a panoramic restaurant, bar/lounge, river terrace, sun deck, fitness room, hair salon, massage room and gift shop. There are spacious deluxe cabins and suites available, and all cabins offer spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen TVs, telephone, cabin safe, mini bar and air conditioning which can be individually regulated. There is a lift, but it does not serve the sundeck www.amadeus-rivercruises.com

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NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

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£544

National Memorial Arboretum

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Explore wonderful historic houses, gorgeous gardens, the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral, and the highlight of our tour – The National Memorial Arboretum.

National Memorial Arboretum Lichfield Cathedral Cream Tea Day 2 Erasmus Darwin House Shugborough Excursions as Listed

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. DAY 2: Today we journey to Lichfield and visit Erasmus Darwin House, once the family home of doctor, inventor and published poet Erasmus Darwin, whose interests and achievements laid the foundations for his grandson Charles. We have free time in Lichfield for lunch before we visit Lichfield Cathedral, the only medieval three-spired cathedral in the UK. We enjoy a cream tea before we return to our hotel. DAY 3: Today is the highlight 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 4: A visit to the Shugborough Estate, where we have time to explore the mansion house, servants’ quarters, museum, Georgian farm and the beautiful gardens. Lunch is available in the onsite restaurant or café. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon.

Our family owned four-star country house hotel is set in beautiful parkland 10 miles from Lichfield and is approached via a stunning tree lined avenue. The hotel has a pleasant restaurant where we enjoy carvery dinners, beautiful grounds and a leisure centre with indoor pool and spa. All rooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift and some ground floor rooms. www.moorhallhotel.co.uk G21146

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

Half Board Tea & Cake Day 2 Wordsworth House Lakes Aquarium Guided Tour 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. We board the train for the short journey to Lakeside, where we visit the small but interesting Lakes Aquarium for a guided tour. We then board our boat for a cruise up the lake to Bowness. After some free time we return to our hotel. DAY 4: We spend the day viewing some of the beautiful northern lakes including Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite and make a stop in Keswick. We also visit the childhood home of William Wordsworth at Cockermouth. The return journey takes us via Skiddaw Forest. DAY 5: This morning we take a steamer trip on Lake Ullswater – the second largest and possibly most beautiful lake in England. This afternoon is free to relax at our hotel or stroll along the lakeside. 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

Moor Hall Hotel HHHH

16 September 2021

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£544

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Our award winning four-star hotel near Glenridding enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater. The hotel offers lake view guest lounges, pitch and putt and croquet lawn. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift. www.lakedistricthotels.net/innonthelake 13 June 2021 19 September 2021

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£749

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

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KEIGHLEY & WORTH RAILWAY

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£525

Yorkshire Trains & Gardens

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Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Yorkshire as the colours of the landscape change and we sample the delights of its pretty villages and towns, gorgeous gardens and historic trainlines.

Welcome Drink Embsay & Bolton Railway RHS Harlow Carr East Riddlesden Hall Keighley & Worth Railway 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: We begin with a visit to Bolton Abbey, a delightful village made famous by its magnificent ruins, but also blessed with beautiful riverside and woodland walks, shops, tearooms and cafés. We take a round trip journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, before moving onto Skipton with free time to explore. DAY 3: Our morning is spent at East Riddlesden Hall. Once a thriving farming estate, the 17th century manor house is set in mature grounds in the Aire Valley and contains some fine furniture, pewter and needlework. There are some steps throughout. We visit Howarth over lunchtime with time to explore the steep cobbled main street or visit the Bronte Museum. Our day is completed with a return journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. DAY 4: This morning we visit RHS Harlow Carr, where we have included a guided tour of parts of this fascinating garden. We spend the afternoon in the delightful spa town of Harrogate, which has acres of gardens, excellent shops, and cafés including the famous Betty’s Tearoom.

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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.

Cedar Court Hotel Leeds Bradford HHHH Our modern and spacious four-star hotel is situated to the south of Bradford and has a pleasant restaurant and lounge/bar, and leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk G2142

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The Cornish Riviera is Door to Door Service outstandingly beautiful and Half Board remains a Woods favourite. Cornish Seal Sanctuary Based in the historic fishing River Cruise town of Falmouth, with its St Mawes Ferry picturesque narrow streets and Trelissick Garden harbour, we visit the Roseland Excursions as Listed Peninsula, visit Trelissick Garden, take a river cruise and visit the wonderful Cornish Seal Sanctuary. DAY 1: After being picked up from your door, join our coach and we travel west, making 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 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. Please note: *If the Helford River Cruise is not possible for operational reasons, there will be a cruise on the River Fal.

Falmouth Hotel HHH This impressive Victorian hotel provides comfortable facilities and is located conveniently close to the beaches and town centre, with splendid views of the sea. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, Jacuzzi and gym. The hotel has WiFi, a lift, and an AA award-winning restaurant. www.falmouthhotel.com 02 May 2021

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Wildlife in The Cairngorms

£765

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

DAY 4: 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

DAY 5: A short drive to Aviemore brings us to the Strathspey Railway. We enjoy a 20-mile return trip to Broomhill through heather-clad moors and woodlands home to a wide range of wildlife. In the afternoon we visit the Rothiemurchus Estate, where we have the services of a ranger to accompany us on a coach safari to get the best views of the estate, which stretches from the River Spey to the summit of Braeriach, Britain’s third highest mountain. There will be opportunities to get close to the resident highland cattle and beautiful red deer. Tonight we have a wildlife film, talk or quiz at our hotel.

Half Board Rothiemurchus Estate Dolphin Spirit Cruise Strathspey Railway Excursions as Listed Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. *Overnight hotels may supply single or sole use rooms for solo travellers.

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 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way south and cross the Firth of Forth to enjoy a short time in the centre of Edinburgh. We continue our journey past Berwick-uponTweed and along the Northumbrian coast to our overnight hotel. DAY 7: We continue homewards, with suitable STRATHSPEY RAILWAY refreshment stops along the way. We reach the local area early evening to meet our waiting taxis. 25 September 2021 G2158 £765 Twin/Double for Sole Use £150*

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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).

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.

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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. 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 city 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.

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Herefordshire Harvest

£485

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

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

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.

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.

Dunston Hall Hotel HHHH

The Abbey 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

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

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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.

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

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).

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

• A full day to the island of Tresco by boat, with a visit to the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens.

DAY 4: A free morning to enjoy the many activities on offer at Warner’s and then this afternoon we take a scenic drive along the south east coast visiting Ventnor and Shanklin.

• Two free days with an optional visit to the island of either St Agnes or St Martin’s.

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.

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£535

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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.

Atlantic Inn HHH Centrally located in Hugh Town on St Mary’s, the Atlantic Inn is on the water’s edge, overlooking the harbour. It is a delightful, rambling old inn, with plenty of character. All rooms have TV and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift and there is only one ground floor room. The restaurant overlooks the waterfront and there is WiFi and a roof terrace. www.atlanticinnscilly.co.uk 17 March 2021 06 October 2021

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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

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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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

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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.

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

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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

For details of this tour, please call 01243 868080

18 September 2022

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

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£1749

Single Supplement £195


Park Road Bognor Regis West Sussex PO21 2PX Tel: 01243 868080

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Double

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Other Additional Information (Wheelchair, Special Diet, etc.)

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Supplements

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Supplements

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Insurance**

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TOTAL HOLIDAY COST

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Woods Travel Limited is an appointed representative of Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 311394) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts.

If not taking Insurance provided by Woods Travel Limited, please specify the name of the alternative Insurance Company

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Basic Cost

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This booking is accepted on the understanding that the terms and conditions as printed in our current holiday brochure have been read, understood and agreed in full.

Payment Details: Cheque made payable to WOODS enclosed to the value £ Coach Seating Plan

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43 Aldwick Road Bognor Regis West Sussex PO21 2NL Tel: 01243 870870

3631

HOLIDAYS LIMITED

ABTA No. V8552

Email: info@woodstravel.co.uk

www.woodstravel.co.uk

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Address

Mr/Mrs/Miss

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)

Email

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2nd Passenger

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Date of Birth

First Name*

Surname Tel No. (

)

Email

Date of Birth

Post Code

Holiday Reference:

Holiday Title:

Accommodation Requirements Please use one booking form per bedroom required Single

Bedroom with Private Facilities

Twin

Bedroom with Private Facilities

Double

Bedroom with Private Facilities

Departure Date:

Days Duration:

Unguaranteed Requests

Other Additional Information (Wheelchair, Special Diet, etc.) If you require airport assistance, please notify us immediately

Tel No.

x

= £

Supplements

£

x

= £

Supplements

£

x

= £

Insurance**

£

x

= £

TOTAL HOLIDAY COST

£

Payment required NOW

£

Woods Holidays Limited is an appointed representative of Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 311394) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts.

If not taking Insurance provided by Woods Holidays Limited, please specify the name of the alternative Insurance Company

Emergency Contact Passenger 2 Name

£

(Total Deposits + Total Insurance**)

Emergency Contact Passenger 1 Name

Basic Cost

Tel No.

This booking is accepted on the understanding that the terms and conditions as printed in our current holiday brochure have been read, understood and agreed in full.

Payment Details: Cheque made payable to WOODS enclosed to the value £ Coach Seating Plan

Passenger Signature Date

* As shown on passport

To view our current privacy policy & terms of business please visit our website: www.woodstravel.co.uk

** Inclusive of IPT

AIR TOUR BOOKING FORM


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

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

family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, stroke, and heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past three months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. Where we provide comfort stops you are encouraged to walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort, which may be caused by periods of immobility. SMOKING is not allowed on our coaches (including E-Cigarettes) and we do not allow pets or any other animals, although we accommodate registered assistance dogs, but not on overseas holidays. 14 - TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, ITINERARIES AND PASSPORTS For all Continental holidays, you will require a full 10-year British Passport (machine readable) valid for the period required for the country or countries you are visiting. If you do not hold a full British Passport or you have any doubts about your status as a resident British subject, you must check with the Embassy or Consulates of the Countries to be visited to confirm the Passport or visa requirements when you book. We cannot accept responsibility if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documents. For full details on passport requirements, please contact ‘the identity and passport service’ on 0300 222 0000 or see www.direct.gov.uk Approximately 2 weeks prior to departure, we will send you or your booking agent all the necessary information and documents so that you receive them in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement. Excursions which are included in the cost of your booking are detailed on the brochure page and refunds will not be made for excursions not taken. Optional excursions booked and paid for in resort do not form part of your booking. Admission fees to buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the package unless otherwise stated on the relevant brochure page. Refunds for entry to properties owned by an association e.g. National Trust, English Heritage which are included in the package cannot be claimed. Woods Travel Ltd negotiate group rates, and as such, has minimum numbers to adhere to. Therefore should you have a membership card, it will be the charity that will benefit by this. We reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from competent authorities both within the UK and abroad. 14a - PICK-UP POINTS DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE - Unless otherwise stated door to door service applies to all WOODS packages in this brochure providing your home address is within the red line on the map on the back cover of this brochure. If you reside outside this area it will be at the discretion of the operator and a supplement may apply. Please contact us for details. LOCAL PICK UP POINT PACKAGES - You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point, at the correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by your party because of their late arrival at the departure point or through not having the correct documents. 15 - SPECIAL REQUESTS All special needs and requests, if agreed, should be entered on the booking form and be included in the confirmation of the holiday. These cannot be guaranteed except where confirmed as part of our holiday commitment to you and are detailed on your holiday booking confirmation. We are keen to ensure that we plan the arrangements for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance, or may be unable to fully enjoy all aspects of your holiday you must tell us in advance so that we can maximise your enjoyment of the holiday. We will need to know if you will need special facilities in the hotel, taking part in the excursions or have difficulty boarding and travelling on the coach or other means of transport. Before booking your holiday, you should be sure that you and your party are both physically and mentally capable of completing the itinerary. If you need advice or further information, you or your booking agent should contact the Tours Manager. If you will require a special diet please tell us at the time of booking, or as soon as you are medically advised, together with a copy of the diet. 16 - PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES We want everyone to enjoy our travel arrangements. We are happy to advise and assist you in choosing a suitable holiday. But, as some of the accommodation and resorts featured may not cater for even minor disabilities, it is important that, when booking, you advise us of any disability, specific need or complex need you may have and any special requirements that will make sure the holiday is suitable. If a passenger requires personal assistance (for example, assistance with feeding, dressing, toileting, mobilising) then this passenger must travel with an 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 or authorised official is entitled to refuse you boarding if in their reasonable opinion you are unacceptably under the influence of drink or drugs or you are being violent or disruptive. If you are refused boarding on the outward journey we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges. If the refusal is on your return journey, we have the right to terminate the contract with you. We also request that mobile telephones are not used on the coach to make or receive calls, save for exceptional circumstances. 18 - TRAVEL INSURANCE You do not need to take out the insurance we offer, however you are required to have an adequate insurance policy which meets your requirements when travelling with us. The insurance should cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury, loss of baggage and cancellation charges. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance during your holiday, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers. You may use an alternative insurer, but you must advise us the policy number and 24 hour contact number. 19 - LUGGAGE Please restrict your luggage to one medium sized suitcase weighing no more than 20 Kgs per person. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to luggage unless through our negligence. Please do not leave valuable items in your suitcase when left on the coach. A small holdall can also be taken on board the coach as hand luggage. Please contact us for our policy on mobility scooters. 20 - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS We comply with the GDPR 2018 Regulations, our data controller is Tina Shaw-Morton at Woods Travel and our Data Protection Officer is DLM Ltd. Our Privacy Policy can be found on our website or requested from our offices. Our contact details can be found below. 21 - EMERGENCY CONTACT Our emergency contact details are: Tel: 01243 868080 PUBLICATION DATE AND DETAILS This brochure and trading charter was printed in the United Kingdom by Woods Travel Ltd, Park Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. PO21 2PX on 24/07/20.


3631

ABTA No. V8552

Air Tours Terms and Conditions

Woods Holidays Ltd, 43 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2NL • OUR TRADING CHARTER WITH YOU YOUR CONTRACT IS WITH WOODS HOLIDAYS LTD, A MEMBER OF ABTA 1. WHY SHOULD I READ THIS PAGE? Because it is very important. Our trading charter forms a key part of our agreement with you and forms the basis of a legally binding contract between you as the lead name making the booking, anyone else in your party and us, i.e Woods Holidays Ltd. 2. HOW AND WHEN DO I MAKE THIS CONTRACT WITH YOU? We welcome you making contact with us in a number of ways. You can visit our office, write to us, phone us, use a nominated travel agent, email or visit our website at www.woodstravel.co.uk. Whichever way you contact us the contract is made at the time and date when your booking is entered on to our reservations system and we issue a confirmation of booking. We will send you or your agent the confirmation of your booking within 14 days. Please check this confirmation very carefully to ensure all the information is correct and tell us or your agent immediately of any errors. 3. YOUR HOLIDAY CONTRACT When you make a booking, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. 4. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION Full financial protection is provided by way of our Air Travel Organisers Licence number 3631. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. 5. OUR CONDUCT The holidays contained within this brochure are operated by Woods Travel and Woods Holidays Ltd. Woods Holidays Ltd. is a member of ABTA with membership number D0685 and V8552. ABTA and ABTA members help holiday makers get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s code of conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved. The above applies only to services supplied by Woods Holidays Ltd and does not apply to services featured in this brochure that are provided by Woods Travel Ltd or any other company. 6. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE When you make your booking, you must pay a deposit of £150 per person (unless stated otherwise on the holiday page). The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date (unless stated otherwise on your confirmation). Where you use an agent, they may require you to pay them earlier than this date and will advise you separately of their balance due date. If you book within our balance due period you will need to pay the total holiday cost at the time of your booking. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in time we shall retain your deposit. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on your behalf until we issue our confirmation invoice. After this the travel agent holds the monies on our behalf. Where optional items are purchased as part of our tour package these are payable on the balance due date except where items such as theatre tickets have been specifically purchased for you. In this case the cost will be payable at a separate date notified to you and will not normally be refundable unless we obtain a refund from the supplier we use. Holiday prices include all coach travel, return flights, hotel accommodation, meals and excursions as specified in the holiday description and VAT at the current rate where applicable. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and other refreshments are not included. Some hotels may make a small additional charge for porterage and tea or coffee served after lunch and dinner. Gratuities to the hotel staff and driver/courier are discretionary. 7. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If, after our confirmation has been issued, you wish to change to another of our holidays or change departure date, we will do our utmost to make the changes, but we cannot guarantee to do so. However, notification must be received in writing at our offices from the person who signed the booking form, at least 4 weeks before departure. This must be accompanied by a payment of £50 to cover our administrative costs, plus any further costs we incur in making the amendment. Alterations cannot be made within 4 weeks of departure and any such request for an alteration will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges set out in the paragraph below. You may be able to transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing as soon as possible and no later than 7 days before departure. The transfer will cost £20 plus reasonable costs to make the transfer. Both you and the new traveller are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Some arrangements cannot be changed without paying a cancellation charge of up to 100% of the airline ticket cost. 8. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in paragraph 9. Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. You can cancel your booking without paying cancellation charges if the performance of your package, or the carriage of passengers to your destination, is significantly affected by unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. In such circumstances, we will arrange for your booking to be terminated and for you to receive a full refund. We will observe advice provided by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 9. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. Examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, and changes of carriers. Please note that carriers such as airlines used in the brochure may be subject to change. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. In some cases, we will also pay compensation (see below paragraph 9). These options don’t apply for minor changes. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 6 weeks before your departure date, except for unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, or failure by you to pay the final balance. Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances mean a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). In some cases, we will pay compensation (see below paragraph 9). We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances: Changes in

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

NIL

28-42 days

£10

14-27 days

£15

7-13 days

£20

1-6 days

£25

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

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

Cancellation of your flight may result in a charge of up to 100% of the ticket cost. Details will be given upon request at the time of cancellation. No refunds can be made by us in respect of cancellations received by us on or after the date of departure. In addition to the above charges, it may be necessary to add under-occupancy, or single room supplements to other members of a party where member(s) of that party cancel. NOTE: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 10. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU You must inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services included in this package. If any of the travel services included in your package are not performed in accordance with the contract, or are improperly informed, by us or the travel service suppliers, and this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements, you may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both. We will not be liable where any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services is due to: you or another member of your party; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel services in the package and is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, which means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of three times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to: (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the travel services that make up your package. These terms are incorporated into this booking; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of the extent of the conditions under which compensation is to be paid under these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the travel service contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices at the address above. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in these booking conditions. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline or any other service provider will be deducted. If it is impossible to ensure your return as scheduled due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, we will bear the cost of necessary accommodation, if possible of equivalent category, for a maximum of three nights. The limit doesn’t apply to persons with reduced mobility and any person accompanying them, pregnant women and unaccompanied minors, or persons in need of specific medical assistance, provided that you notified us of these needs at least 48 hours before the start of your holiday. NB: this entire clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on holiday. 11. PROMPT ASSISTANCE IN RESORT If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 12. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform your Tour Manager, your Driver or the relevant Supplier/Resort Representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint cannot be completely resolved locally, you must complete a Holiday Report Form which can be obtained from your Driver or local Representative. Once completed, a copy will be made and given to you to keep. Our contact number, for unresolved complaints will be our office number on 01243 868080 (open in office hours). If you remain dissatisfied please follow this up within 14 days of your return home by writing to the Tours Manager (at our address), giving your original booking reference number and all other relevant information. It is therefore a condition of this contract that you communicate any problem to the supplier of the services in question AND to our Representative whilst in resort and obtain a written report form. If you fail to follow this procedure, we cannot accept responsibility, as we have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. Please also see paragraph 5 above on the ABTA scheme for the resolution of disputes. 13. COACH SEATING When travelling by air the coach seats allocated to you on your booking form can only be guaranteed in this country. Whilst every effort is made to hire coaches with the identical seating plan to our own, it is not always possible. The vehicles may be smaller and/or have a completely different seat plan. 14. HOTEL FACILITIES/ENTERTAINMENT Some hotel facilities may be withdrawn for routine maintenance or be subject to seasonal availability and provision of the facilities cannot be guaranteed. Some hotels arrange entertainment. Where this is part of the package, details are given on the relevant brochure page. Where it is not specified it may still be available but is at the discretion of the hotel and is not guaranteed. It may be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or for operational reasons. 15. HEALTH & SAFETY In some foreign countries, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may be lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore exercise greater care for your own protection. Before booking your holiday, you should be sure that you and

your party are both physically and mentally capable of completing the itinerary. There may be countries that we visit in this brochure that have special medical requirements for tourists. These regulations are subject to change and our clients are responsible for complying with entry and current health requirements. If you are not sure of the health requirements for the country you are visiting, you are advised to check with your own GP before travelling. You are also advised to refer to the Department of Health website: ww.nhs.uk/Livewell/travelhealth/Pages/Travelhealth.aspx Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile on a journey for a long period of time. If you are planning to undertake a bus or coach journey of more than three hours, you should consult your doctor if you have ever had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, stroke, heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past three months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. Where we provide comfort stops you are encouraged to walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort, which may be caused by periods of immobility. During any long journey you should drink alcohol only in moderation as it leads to dehydration. SMOKING is not allowed on all our coaches (including E-Cigarettes). We make frequent comfort stops. The no smoking policy of other carriers and suppliers will vary and will be supplied on request. 16. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, ITINERARIES & PASSPORTS If travelling outside the United Kingdom you must have a UK passport valid for a minimum of six months after your scheduled date of return. If you do not hold a full British Passport or you have any doubts about your status as a resident British subject, you must check with the Embassy or Consulates of the Countries to be visited to confirm the Passport or visa requirements when you book. We do not accept responsibility if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documents. For full details on passport requirements, please contact ‘the identity and passport service’ on 0300 222 0000 or see www.direct.gov.uk Approximately 2 weeks prior to departure, we will send you or your booking agent all the necessary information and documents so that you receive them in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you, we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement. Excursions which are included in the cost of your booking are detailed on the brochure page and refunds will not be made for excursions not taken. Optional excursions booked and paid for in resort do not form part of your booking. Admission fees to buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the package unless otherwise stated on the relevant brochure page. Refunds for entry to properties owned by an association e.g. National Trust, English Heritage which are included in the package cannot be claimed. Woods Holidays Ltd negotiate group rates, and as such, has minimum numbers to adhere to. Therefore, should you have a membership card, it will be the charity that will benefit by this. We reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from competent authorities both within the UK and abroad. 17. PICK-UP POINTS DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE - Unless otherwise stated door to door service applies to all WOODS packages in this brochure providing your home address is within the red line on the map on the back cover of this brochure. If you reside outside this area it will be at the discretion of the operator and a supplement may apply. Please contact us for details. LOCAL PICK UP POINT PACKAGES - You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point, at the correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by your party because of their late arrival at the departure point or through not having the correct documents. 18. SPECIAL REQUESTS All special needs and requests should be entered on the booking form. These cannot be guaranteed except where confirmed as part of our holiday commitment to you and are detailed on your holiday booking confirmation. We are keen to ensure that we plan the arrangements for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance or may be unable to fully enjoy all aspects of your holiday you must tell us in advance so that we can maximise your enjoyment of the holiday. We will need to know if you will need special facilities in the hotel, taking part in the excursions or have difficulty boarding and travelling on the coach or other means of transport. Before booking your holiday, you should be sure that you and your party are both physically and mentally capable of completing the itinerary. If you need advice or further information, you or your booking agent should contact the Tours Manager. If you will require a special diet please tell us at the time of booking, or as soon as you are medically advised, together with a copy of the diet. 19. PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES We want everyone to enjoy our travel arrangements. We are happy to advise and assist you in choosing a suitable holiday. But, as some of the accommodation and resorts featured may not cater for even minor disabilities, it is important that, when booking, you advise us of any disability, specific need or complex need you may have and any special requirements that will make sure the holiday is suitable. If a passenger requires personal assistance (for example, assistance with feeding, dressing, toileting, mobilising) then this passenger must travel with an able-bodied companion or carer and written confirmation that such assistance will be provided for the entirety of the holiday is required at the time of booking. Coach Drivers/Tour Managers are unable to provide such assistance. IMPORTANT - You must tell us if you have an existing medical condition, disability or complex need that may affect your holiday or other group members’ enjoyment of it, before you book your holiday. We reserve the right to request a doctor’s certificate confirming you are fit to travel. If, in our reasonable opinion, your chosen holiday is not suitable for your medical condition or disability, we reserve the right to refuse your booking. We also reserve the right to cancel any holiday and impose cancellation charges if we are not fully advised of any relevant disability or medical condition at the time the booking is made and subsequently decide that we are unable to accommodate you. This applies whether we advise that we are unable to accommodate you either before departure or during the holiday and if this occurs during the holiday then we will assist you in making the arrangements to return to your home, but we are not liable for the costs involved. You are responsible for bringing with you the proper clothing and equipment, which we advise you about in our printed trip information. Please contact us with regard to our policy on wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 20. PASSENGER BEHAVIOUR We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday. You are responsible for your behaviour and hygiene and the effect it may have on others. If you or any other member of your party is abusive, disruptive or behaves in a way that could cause damage or injury to others or affect their enjoyment of their holiday or which could damage property, we have the right to terminate your contract with us and we will have no further liability or obligation to you. If you are refused boarding on the outward journey, we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges. If the refusal is on your return journey, we have the right to terminate the contract with you. We also request that mobile telephones are not used on the coach to make or receive calls save for exceptional circumstances. 21. TRAVEL INSURANCE You do not need to take out the insurance we offer, however you are required to have an adequate insurance policy which meets your requirements when travelling with us. The insurance should cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury, loss of baggage and cancellation charges. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance during your holiday, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers. You may use an alternative insurer, but you must advise us the policy number and 24 hour contact number. 22. LUGGAGE Please note that luggage allowance varies according to which airline you travel with. Details will be given to you with your travel documents. 23. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS We comply with the GDPR 2018 Regulations, our Data Controller is Tina Shaw-Morton at Woods Travel and our Data Protection Officer is DLM Ltd. Our Privacy Policy can be found on our website or requested from our offices. Our contact details can be found below. 24. EMERGENCY CONTACT Our emergency contact details are: Tel: 01243 868080 25. PUBLICATION DATE AND DETAILS This brochure was printed in the United Kingdom by Woods Holidays Ltd, 43 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. PO21 2NL on 24/07/20. It is issued to comply with applicable acts of parliament and Government regulations.


TRAVEL INSURANCE - INCLUDES COVID COVER Travel Insurance Premiums Per Person (Includes IPT) (Subject to change) LENGTH OF TRIP

UK COACH Inc. ISLE OF MAN

3 DAYS 4 DAYS 5 DAYS 6 DAYS 7 DAYS 8 DAYS 9 DAYS 10 DAYS 13 DAYS

EUROPE COACH inc. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

£17.00 £22.00 £27.00 £31.00 £36.00 £41.00 £44.00 £47.00

£41.00 £52.00 £55.00 £58.00 £60.00 £62.00 £64.00 £125.00

CHANNEL ISLANDS BY AIR

ISLES OF SCILLY

£52.00 £78.00

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

HEALTH DECLARATION AND HEALTH EXCLUSIONS You must be able to comply with the following conditions to have the full protection of your policy. If you do not comply we may refuse to deal with any relevant claim or reduce the amount of any relevant claim payment. You are not required to declare your medical conditions. However, to be covered for any medical conditions you have or have had, you must be able to answer YES to all of the questions 1 to 5 below and if you are travelling to Europe, you must also be able to answer YES to question 6. At the time of taking out this insurance: 1. You are not aware of any reason why the journey could be cancelled or cut short. 2. You are not travelling: a) Against the advice of a medical practitioner b) For the purpose of obtaining medical treatment c) If you have been given a terminal prognosis. 3. You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for any bodily injury, illness or disease as a hospital day case or in-patient. 4. If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled. 5. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder, it must be investigated and diagnosed as such by either: a) a registered mental health professional if you are under the care of a Community Mental Health Team; or b) a consultant specialising in the relevant field, who has confirmed in writing (at your cost) that you are fit enough to take this journey. Applying to travel in Europe 6. If you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the date the final balance of the journey is due to be paid, you must obtain a certificate of fitness at your own cost, confirming you are fit to undertake the entire journey. If you answer NO to any of the questions 1 to 6 the medical condition(s) that caused you to answer NO will not be covered. SIGNIFICANT EXCLUSIONS RESIDENCY

COVER Cancellation

Personal Accident

SUM INSURED Up to £1,500

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

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

NIL

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

Up to £1,000,000

£100

UK Additional Travelling Expenses

Up to £1,500

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.

Medical Confinement Benefit £10 per 24 hours up to £100 UK

£100 NIL

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

• Any manual work or hazardous occupation undertaken during the insured trip. • The bankruptcy / liquidation of the tour operator, travel agent or transportation company with whom you have booked your trip. Examples of these and other conditions and restrictions and what to do if you are unsure about any aspect of an exclusion are contained within your policy information. Full details are contained within your policy information. How to make a claim All claims should be made direct to Allianz Global Assistance.

Curtailment

Up to £1,500

£100

Personal Property Including Money

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

Personal Property & Money £35

Loss of Passport Missed Departure Travel Delay

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

NIL NIL Travel Delay Excess = 12 hours

Personal Liability

Up to £1,000,000

NIL

Legal Expenses

Up to £25,000

NIL

Delayed Baggage – Excess 12 hours

Holiday abandonment excess as per Cancellation

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


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