Highcliffe Coach Holidays - Holiday Brochure Apr-Jul 2019

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Great range of quality British & European Coach Holidays from the Bournemouth & Poole area

APRIL – JULY

British & European

Coach Holidays

2019

Booking Hotline 01425 271111


Welcome

to our 2019 Holiday Brochure

We really hope that you

find something of interest

for you. We offer a

wide range of

holidays staying in a

wide range of hotels –

from luxury, to those

who want something

more economical. We

strongly believe that you get what you pay for.

With Highcliffe, you will travel in luxury modern touring

coaches with comfortable legroom, toilet facilities and

modern safety features.

We are a family business who have been serving the local area

for over 20 years – since 1996. Your enjoyment of your holiday

is our driving motivation!

After all these years we know how important our team of drivers

and office staff are in making your holiday the very best it can

be. We hope that once you have met them, travelled in our

coaches, enjoyed the company of our drivers and noticed

the attention to detail we make to ensure your holiday runs

smoothly – you will want to come back again and again.

How to book?

When you have selected your holiday from the

brochure please either:

Telephone:

01425 271111

Call in to the office at: 312 Lymington Road

Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5ET

Book online at:

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

We will answer any questions, arrange your coach seating and

collection details.

A £40 per person deposit is payable to secure your seat. Your

balance payment is due 6 weeks before departure. If you are

booking within 6 weeks of departure full payment is required.

If your holiday includes Home Collection we will write to you 2 weeks

before departure to advise your collection time.

We accept payment by:

) Debit Card ) Credit Card ) Cheque ) Cash

Please note that we are fully bonded with BCH and your

money is secure with us.

Over the years we have brought in new innovations such as our

extremely popular Home Collection and Return Service and

always try to offer something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Highcliffe Coach Holidays

312 Lymington Road

Highcliffe

Christchurch

Dorset

BH23 5ET

01425 271111

sales@highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

NEW – Opening Hours

From 1st August 2018 our opening hours will be

Monday to Friday – 9.00am-4.00pm

Our coaches

We operate a fleet of modern touring

coaches to offer a high level of comfort

and incorporate the latest safety

features. Our coaches are specified to

provide generous legroom making for

a comfortable journey. Air conditioning

is fitted throughout and all vehicles also

have toilet facilities, comfortable

reclining seats, armrests, tinted glass and seat belts.

Our fleet is maintained independently to the highest of standards –

the safety of our passengers is our number one priority.

We take great pride in the presentation of every vehicle and ensure they

are spotless when you step on board for your holiday.

Last minute bargains

We are delighted to be members of

the Confederation of Passenger Transport

If you want to receive last minute bargains, special offers, extra dates and

more please join our mailing list by either filling in the form on the website

or contacting the office.

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Home collection service

Throughout the

brochure you will

notice that our Home

Collection Service is

indicated on some of

the tours. On these holidays you will

be collected and returned to your

home via a taxi organised by us. On these tours we operate a limited

amount of pick up places ensuring that your holiday will start and end

efficiently. To qualify for the free Home Collection Service you must live in

the area from Poole to Lymington and south of Ferndown.

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

Home Collection from one address per room booked is provided free on

these holidays – additional addresses may incur a charge.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE THE HOME COLLECTION SERVICE AND

PREFER TO MEET US AT ONE OF OUR LOCAL PICK UP POINTS, YOU

CAN OPT OUT. YOUR HOLIDAY – YOUR CHOICE! PLUS YOU WILL SAVE

£10 OFF THE PRICE OF YOUR HOLIDAY.

Your holiday protection

We are members of the Bonded Coach Holiday government

approved consumer protection scheme administered by the

Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. This ensures that, in

relation to the coach package holidays described in this brochure,

your monies are protected by a bond in the unlikely event of our

ceasing to trade. You are recommended to inspect our current membership

certificate at our registered office or alternatively go to www.bch-uk.org or

telephone 0207 240 3131 to confirm our current membership.

Holiday pick up points

Where our Home Collection Service is not included we operate a

comprehensive selection of local collection points. We only collect

from the local area so there will be no waiting at motorway services

for other vehicles. The vehicle that collects you will be the only

vehicle you will travel on during your holiday.

Broadstone – Lower Blandford Road Bus Stop

Poole – Seldown Lane, Side of the Lighthouse

Parkstone – Ashley Road, St Johns Church Bus Stop

Branksome – Poole Road, John Lewis Bus Stop

Westbourne – Poole Road, Bingo Hall Bus Stop

Bournemouth – Travel Interchange

Boscombe – Ashley Road, Sovereign Centre Bus Stop

Southbourne Grove – Fishermans Walk Bus Stop

Southbourne Crossroads – Chick King Bus Stop

Christchurch – Stour Road Bus Stop by Riverland Court

Christchurch – Bargates, Castles Bus Stop

Purewell – InExcess Bus Stop

Mudeford – Mudeford Lane Bus Stop by Trafalgar Court

Friars Cliff – The Runway, Bus Stop by Brabazon Drive

Highcliffe – Saulflands Bus Stop

Highcliffe – Medical Centre Bus Stop

Highcliffe – Sea Corner Bus Stop

New Milton – Housemartin Pub Bus Stop

New Milton – Bradbeers Bus Stop

Everton – Garage Bus Stop

Pennington – Fox Pond Bus Stop

Lymington – Stanford Hill Bus Stop

Holiday Calendar 2019

Departs Tour Duration Board Price Page

April 2019

Friday 5th Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam 4 days HB £389 5

Sunday 7th National Memorial Arboretum 2 days HB £85 6

Monday 8th Eastbourne – 4* Seafront Hotel 5 days HB £329 6

Wednesday 10th Eastbourne & The Sussex Coast 5 days HB £279 7

Thursday 11th Cornish Gardens Adventure 5 days HB £359 8

Friday 12th Torquay & Dartmouth 4 days HB £239 9

Sunday 14th Mid Wales Highlights & Brecon Beacons 5 days HB £399 9

Tuesday 16th Babbacombe Devon Delights 4 days HB £215 10

Friday 19th Torquay Easter Break 4 days HB £219 10

Monday 22nd North Devon’s Beautiful Coast 5 days HB £299 11

Monday 22nd Sidmouth – Devon’s Jurassic Coast 5 days HB £409 11

Tuesday 23rd Stately Homes, Gardens & Heritage of Kent 5 days HB £429 12

Sunday 28th Cotswolds Mini Break 2 days HB £89 13

Monday 29th Warner – 4* Nidd Hall Hotel 5 days HB £399 13

May 2019

Friday 3rd Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam 4 days HB £389 5

Friday 3rd Cornish Sights & Sounds 5 days HB £399 14

Monday 6th Lake District Explorer 5 days HB £375 14

Wednesday 8th West Country – Steam Train & Canal 5 days HB £399 15

Sunday 12th Medieval Bruges 4 days BB £315 16

THE PRICES SHOWN ARE PER PERSON BASED ON TWO PEOPLE SHARING A ROOM.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS MAY APPLY – PLEASE CHECK AGAINST THE HOLIDAY DETAILS

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Holiday Calendar 2019 (continued)

Departs Tour Duration Board Price Page

Sunday 12th Beautiful Cotswolds & Historic Gloucester 4 days HB £279 17

Tuesday 14th Eastbourne & Nymans 5 days HB £319 17

Thursday 16th Sandringham House & Norfolk Broads 5 days HB £359 18

Monday 20th Chester, Liverpool & Llangollen Canal 5 days HB £319 19

Friday 24th London City Break 3 days BB £165 20

Friday 24th Looe & The Eden Project 4 days HB £269 19

Sunday 26th Cardiff City Break 3 days BB £139 21

Monday 27th Worcestershire & The Severn Valley 5 days HB £389 21

Thursday 30th Llandudno, Snowdonia & Anglesey 5 days HB £425 22

June 2019

Sunday 2nd Constable Country & East Anglia 5 days HB £379 23

Sunday 2nd Mid Wales Highlights & Brecon Beacons 5 days HB £399 9

Monday 3rd Liverpool & Chester 5 days BB £289 24

Friday 7th Torquay & Dartmoor National Park 4 days HB £275 23

Sunday 9th Italy – Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo 8 days HB £715 26

Tuesday 11th Isle of Man 6 days HB £569 27

Thursday 13th Lincoln, Burghley House & Aviation Heritage 5 days HB £339 25

Sunday 16th Treasures of Kent, Canterbury and Thanet Coast 5 days HB £379 28

Tuesday 18th Ireland – Kingdom of Kerry 7 days HB £679 29

Friday 21st London City Break 3 days BB £165 20

Monday 24th Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons & Wye Valley 5 days HB £349 30

Monday 24th Harrogate, The Dales & Fountains Abbey 5 days HB £369 30

July 2019

Monday 1st Warner – 3* Alvaston Hall Hotel 5 days HB £449 31

Thursday 4th Chatsworth House & The Peak District 4 days HB £245 31

Sunday 7th Luxembourg & The Beautiful Moselle 6 days HB £565 32

Sunday 7th Scotland – Isle of Arran, Bute & Ayrshire Coast 7 days HB £649 33

Monday 8th Honfleur & Monet’s Garden 5 days BB £429 34

Sunday 14th Cotswolds Mini Break 2 days HB £89 13

Friday 19th London City Break 3 days BB £165 20

Sunday 21st National Memorial Arboretum 2 days HB £85 6

Sunday 21st Peak District & Lyme Park 5 days HB £379 35

Thursday 25th Historic York & Castle Howard 5 days HB £379 36

Thursday 25th Carmarthenshire, The Gower & Brecon Beacons 5 days HB £349 36

Monday 29th County Durham & Beamish Museum 5 days HB £409 37

Monday 29th North Devon’s Beautiful Coast 5 days HB £329 37

August 2019

Thursday 8th The Rhine in Flames – Croisi Europe River Cruise 7 days FB £1249 38-39

Sunday 18th Cardiff City Break 3 days BB £139 21

Monday 19th Liverpool & Chester 5 days BB £289 24

Friday 23rd London City Break 3 days BB £165 20

September 2019

Friday 6th Isle of Man 6 days HB £569 27

Monday 9th River Rhone Cruise – Croisi Europe River Cruise 10 days FB £1999 40-41

Monday 9th Chester, Liverpool & Llangollen Canal 5 days HB £319 19

Wednesday 11th Austrian Tyrol – St Anton & Silvretta Pass 8 days HB £685 42

Thursday 19th Sandringham House & Norfolk Broads 5 days HB £359 18

Sunday 22nd Cotswolds Mini Break 2 days HB £89 13

Friday 27th London City Break 3 days BB £165 20

Sunday 29th National Memorial Arboretum 2 days HB £85 6

THE PRICES SHOWN ARE PER PERSON BASED ON TWO PEOPLE SHARING A ROOM.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS MAY APPLY – PLEASE CHECK AGAINST THE HOLIDAY DETAILS

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Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam

4 Days

Only

£389

The amazing spectacle of Keukenhof Gardens is situated in a

huge 32 hectare park of trees, ponds and fountains and is

often described as ‘the greatest flower display on Earth’. In

the spring, millions of tulips, hyancinths and daffodils burst

in to bloom covering large areas of the gardens and

attracting visitors from all over the world. This holiday

includes entrance to Keukenhof Gardens plus a full day

excursion to Amsterdam. Our excellent value breaks to the

Dutch Bulbfields have always been popular offering a good

quality hotel located within easy driving distance of

Keukenhof allowing for plenty of time to explore the

gardens. Beware cheaper alternatives, staying in cheap

hotels and hours from the gardens. Book early !!

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 6.00/7.00am

we travel to Folkestone with comfort

stop before joining the Eurotunnel.

Continuing to arrive at the hotel in

Holland early evening with a welcome

glass of beer, wine or soft drink

included before dinner.

DAY 2: Today we have an excursion to

Amsterdam with plenty of time to

explore the cultural centre of this

wonderful destination. We drop near

the centre with easy access to popular

sights like Dam Square, Anne Frank’s

House (best pre-booked) and the tourist

boats to explore the city from the

hundreds of canals which criss-cross the

centre. Excellent transport links to other

attractions including the Rijksmuseum

and the Van Gogh Museum. One of the

great cities of Europe.

DAY 3: After breakfast we depart for

Keukenhof Gardens which is

approximately 1 1 ⁄4 hours away. Entrance

to the gardens is included in the price

of your holiday. We shall stay at the

park for the whole day, so plenty of

time to explore this extraordinary visual

feast for the senses. Returning to the

hotel early evening.

DAY 4: We leave the hotel and head

home – stopping for lunch before

boarding the early afternoon

Eurotunnel. Arriving back in the local

area at approx 7.00pm..

4* Apollo Hotel

Very well received by our

customers in 2018.

This modern highly rated hotel is

situated in a suburban area north of

Dordrecht giving easy access to the

road system.

Furnished in a typical European

style the hotel has an open plan feel

with a large lobby, a bar with

comfortable seating and a large

restaurant and terrace. The hotel

enjoys a good reputation for its

food – choice of menu served buffet

style. Tea & Coffee is included after

dinner. All bedrooms are very

comfortable with en-suite bathroom,

Colour TV and tea/coffee facilities

and there is a lift to all floors.

HIGHLY RATED HOTEL

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 5th April 2019 4 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £389

Fri 3rd May 2019 4 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £389

Single Supplement £60

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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round

centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which

honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and

fosters pride in our country.

The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities

and is set in the pleasant Staffordshire countryside between Litchfield

and Burton-upon-Trent. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of trees, many of

which have a relevance to the memorials around them. Planting started

in 1997 and there are already over 50,000 trees planted over the 150

acre site. Conceived as a living tribute to the war time generations of

the 20th Century, the Arboretum is a reminder for future generations to

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 7th April 2019 2 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £85

Sun 21st July 2019 2 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £85

Sun 29th Sept 2019 2 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £85

Single Supplement £19

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Only

£85

enjoy. But it is not only the service

of soldiers that is recognised as

there are numerous gardens

acknowledging the sacrifice of the

civil services and many more. Many

people have commented that a

visit to the Arboretum is both

reflective and hugely uplifting. We

hope that you can join us.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Departing your local pick-up

point approximately 9.00am, we shall

have an extended lunch stop at

Stratford upon Avon before continuing

on to the hotel. Arriving late afternoon

with time to relax and maybe take a

swim before dinner.

DAY 2: After breakfast we make the

short trip to the National Memorial

Arboretum where we shall stay until

3.30pm. There is no admission charge,

but donations will be gratefully

accepted. Lunch can be taken in the

Arbour Restaurant. Returning back to

the local area around 7.30pm with

comfort stop on route.

Holiday Inn Birmingham

The Holiday Inn Birmingham is set in

7 acres of landscaped grounds and

offers a very good standard of

accommodation and facilities. All

the bedrooms are comfortably

furnished with en-suite shower/bath,

Colour TV, hairdryer and

complimentary tea & coffee.

The Health & Fitness club offers a

fully equipped gym, 15m swimming

pool, sauna and whirlpool. (extra

charge may apply).

The restaurant offers a 3 course

choice of menu dinner and a full

English breakfast. Relax with a drink

in the friendly bar after your swim!

No lift but low level rooms.

VERY POPULAR HOTEL

Eastbourne – 4* Seafront Hotel

One of the most popular destinations with our customers,

Eastbourne is a refined Victorian seaside resort offering a

fine array of facilities for tourists.

There is a lovely level promenade, attractive gardens, a splendid

Victorian pier, theatres, an art gallery and excellent shopping and cafes

where you can watch the world go by – perfect for a relaxing break

away from it all. The town is surrounded by the stunning South Downs

with a wealth of excursion possibilities in the region. We are delighted

to be returning to the excellent 4* Langham Hotel.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from home around 8.00/9.00am we have a stop on

route for lunch before arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon with time for a stroll.

During our stay at the hotel, dinner is served in the restaurant with 3 courses and

choice of menu. Subject to minimum numbers there will also be some live

evening entertainment during our stay.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 8th April 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £329

Single Supplement £nil

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£329

DAY 2: Today we shall be joined by an

excellent local guide for an excursion

in to 1066 country. Discover the

remarkable history of this region which

has played such an important role in

shaping the fortunes of Britain. Plenty

of beautiful landscape to enjoy with

stops during the day.

DAY 3: Time for you to relax around

the hotel and explore the town. The

hotel is located on the level seafront

promenade, close to the Redoubt

Fortress & Pavillion with walks

through the seafront parks to enjoy.

The walk along the seafront to the

Pier and the town centre shops takes

10 to 15 minutes.

DAY 4: Today we have a popular

excursion to – Borde Hill Gardens.

Borde Hill is a superb garden, set in

200 acres of the Sussex High Weald

with magnificent views across the

Ouse Valley Viaduct. Described as

‘One of the country’s truly great

gardens’ by Country Life magazine

there is a wealth of herbaceous

borders, a fine collection of trees, an

Italian Garden and much more.

Excellent café too. Entrance included.

DAY 5: Sadly, we leave Eastbourne

and head home, stopping in the

historic town of Chichester for lunch

before returning to the local area

around 3.00/4.00pm. Returned to your

home by our home collection service.

Langham Hotel HHHH

Situated in a prominent position

on Eastbourne’s seafront the

4* Langham Hotel offers elegant

surroundings with modern comforts.

With spacious public rooms

furnished to a very high standard

you can be assured of a lovely

relaxing break. Enjoy the views both

from Langham’s Bar and Langham’s

Conservatory Restaurant. The

restaurant enjoys a fine reputation

and has been awarded an AA

Rosette – delicious 3 course dinner

with choice of menu and a full

English breakfast in the morning.

All bedrooms have a traditional,

stylish decor with ensuite bathrooms

and have TV, tea & coffee making

facilities and telephone.

Lift to all floors. Room upgrades

available. Wi-Fi.

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Eastbourne & The Sussex Coast

5 Days

Only

£279

© Pashley Manor Gardens - David Dixon

One of the most popular destinations with our customers,

Eastbourne is a refined Victorian seaside resort offering a

fine array of facilities for tourists.

There is a lovely level promenade, attractive gardens, a splendid

Victorian pier, theatres, an art gallery and excellent shopping and cafes

where you can watch the world go by – perfect for a relaxing break

away from it all. The town is surrounded by the stunning South Downs

with a wealth of excursion possibilities in the region. We are delighted

to be returning to 3* New Wilmington Hotel which has proved so

popular with our customers.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point around 8.30/9.30am

we have a stop on route for lunch before arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon

with time for a stroll. During our stay at the hotel, dinner is served in the

restaurant with 3 courses and choice of menu. Subject to minimum numbers

there will also be some live evening entertainment during our stay.

DAY 2: Superb day out to one of our

most popular gardens. Mid morning we

depart for award winning Pashley

Manor Gardens. This quintessentially

English garden is a ‘Garden of the year’

winner and is located on the Sussex

High Weald AONB in the heart of

England’s garden county. Pashley offers

a sumptuous blend of romantic

landscaping, imaginative plantings and

fine old trees, fountains, springs and

large ponds – Entrance included.

Superb café renowned for quality

homemade food.

DAY 3: In the morning we head for the

delightful medieval town of Rye. Plenty

of time to explore the medieval streets

and buildings, and find somewhere nice

for lunch before we head on to

Hastings. Head for the Old Town and

explore the narrow lanes lined with a

lovely selection of shops and cafes,

beautiful Alexandra Park or the

St Leonards area with its elegant

atmosphere.

DAY 4: Time for you to relax around the

hotel and explore the town. The hotel is

located just a 5 minute walk to the Wish

Tower on the seafront with the

delightful seafront gardens and is also

very close to the central high street

shops, restaurants and facilities.

DAY 5: Sadly, we leave Eastbourne and

head home, stopping in the historic

town of Chichester for lunch before

returning to the local area around

3.00/4.00pm.

New Wilmington Hotel HHH

One of the highest rated 3* hotels

in Eastbourne, the New Wilmington

enjoys a reputation for quality

accommodation and good levels of

friendly service and food. There will

also be some evening entertainment

during our stay. The bar, restaurant

and public areas of the hotel are all

decorated to a high standard –

perfect for a relaxing break. The

Hotel is situated only a 5 minute

walk from the seafront and close to

the town centre shops and

attractions. The bedrooms are well

appointed with modern facilities –

ensuite bathrooms, televisions, tea

& coffee making facilities and

hairdryer. In the stylish restaurant

there will be a 4 course dinner with

choice of menu and Full English

Breakfast. Passenger lift. Some split

level stairs in the hotel.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Wed 10th April 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £279

Single Supplement £39

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Cornish Gardens Adventure

The mild coastal climate has blessed Cornwall with some of

the finest gardens in the country. Join our 5 day Spring

holiday as we tour the county to see some of the very best

of them.

Many of the gardens were built as a result of the great Victorian plant

hunting expeditions, leaving a lasting legacy for us to enjoy today.

And there is a great variety to explore – from woodland gardens to

landscaped parkland and spectacular sub-tropical glades – there is

something of interest for everyone. Many of these gardens should be

at their very best at this time of year plus there is plenty of lovely

countryside and rugged coastal landscapes to enjoy on route. We are

returning to the excellent 3* Esplanade Hotel, a quality hotel which

enjoys fantastic ocean views over Fistral Beach on the outskirts of

Newquay. We have a full itinerary for this holiday – this added to the

topography of some of the destinations means that sadly this holiday

may not be suitable for all. All entrance fees are included in the price.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point (approx 8.00am) we

have refreshment stops as required before arriving at the hotel late afternoon.

Time to settle in to the hotel and hopefully enjoy your first sunset from the

beachfront lounge!

DAY 2 We start our Cornish Garden adventure at nearby Trewithen Gardens. Set

around an elegant 17th century manor house, Trewithen offers an amazing

variety of trees with woodland walks. Spring brings a riot of colour, with early

flowering Magnolias, Rhododendrons and Camellias. From here we head south

to Trebah Gardens. These amazing subtropical

gardens near to Falmouth are

world famous – covering a spectacular

26 acres and descending 200 feet

through a wonderful tropical valley to

the Helford river. The gardens have a

staggering variety of plants and trees

including 100 year old rhododendrons,

magnolias and camellias.

DAY 3 Today we head to Trelissick.

Close to Truro, this remarkable National

Trust property boasts wonderful views of

the beautiful Fal Estuary. With incredible

spring blooms and noted for its

camellias and rhododendrons the

40-acre garden is part of 375-acres of

parkland with an extensive range of

trails through woodland – wonderful

place to explore. Inside the house there

is a renowned art gallery with a wide

range of work from local Cornish artists.

The café offers a delicious range of light

refreshments and hot lunches. Plenty of

time to enjoy here before we have a

short stop in Cornwall’s county town,

Truro. It’s a vibrant centre of shopping,

culture and impressive architecture

including the gothic towers of the

Cathedral. Great variety of independent

shops in the narrow historic streets with

plenty of coffee houses. £10 NT

Member discount.

DAY 4 Another lovely day excursion

today as we visit the Lost Gardens of

Heligan. This remarkable garden has a

wide range of areas from the more

formal walled Victorian Gardens down

the valley to the exotic outdoor Jungle

with raised boardwalks past giant

5 Days

Only

£359

Esplanade Hotel HHH

Overlooking the magnificent Fistral

Beach, we have been using this

hotel for nearly 20 years. It offers

something for everyone – the town

centre is a 10 minute walk away but

with the South West Coast Path

outside the hotel you can go much

further if you wish! Or stay in the

hotel and enjoy views of the surfers

from the beachfront lounge or

Pebbles Bar. It’s a friendly hotel with

a relaxed atmosphere – somewhere

you can really relax. If you fancy a

swim the hotel has an excellent

indoor pool and spa. The Ocean

View restaurant serves good quality

food with a choice of menu in a

lovely setting.

All the hotel bedrooms are

comfortably furnished with en-suite

private bathrooms, Colour TV, hair

dryer and tea/coffee making

facilities. Passenger lift to all floors.

Guaranteed Sea View subject to

availability – £80 for the room.

EXCELLENT QUALITY HOTEL

rhubarb, banana plantations and through tunnels of towering bamboo. Take the

woodland walk to discover the famous stone sculptures – The Giant’s Head, Mud

Maid and Grey Lady. A memorable experience. After time here for lunch we visit

the nearby traditional fishing village of Mevagissey.

DAY 5 We head home this morning, with refreshment stops as required before

being returned to your local pick up point around 5.00/6.00pm.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 11th April 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £359

Single Supplement £40

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Torquay & Dartmouth

Blessed with a balmy climate and famous for its palm trees,

it's easy to see why Torquay has attracted visitors since

Victorian times. There is stunning scenery along the coast

road and historic towns are dotted throughout the region.

Torquay was the birthplace of Agatha Christie with many of her novels

drawing inspiration from the town and local landscape. The traditional

harbour and stylish Princess Pier marina area offer the town a

continental atmosphere, with a growing selection of eateries to

sample. Stroll along the attractive waterfront esplanade to the new

Abbey Sands leisure development and enjoy al fresco dining or a drink

overlooking Torbay. It is certainly worth exploring the newly refurbished

Illuminated Royal Terrace Gardens with wonderful views from the top.

Delighted to be returning to one of our most consistently highly rated

hotels – the Headland Hotel.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 12th April 2019 4 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £239

Single Supplement £nil

4 Days

Only

£239

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point (approx

8.30/9.30am) we have refreshment

stops as required before arriving at the

hotel mid-afternoon. Time to settle in

and perhaps take a stroll before dinner.

Evening entertainment every night of

your stay.

DAY 2 In the morning we head along

the coast to Brixham. This authentic

fishing port, home to the famous

Brixham Trawler, oozes history and its

fun to stroll around. Returning to

Torquay early afternoon with free time

for you to relax in the hotel or explore

the town.

DAY 3 Excursion to Dartmouth.

Discover wonderful countryside before

we arrive in this beautiful historic town.

So much to see here with narrow streets

lined with interesting shops, galleries,

restaurants and pubs or you may like to

take a boat trip along the river.

DAY 4 We head home in the morning

and have a stop for lunch on route

before arriving back in the local area

around 3.00/4.00pm.

Headland Hotel HHH

One of the highest rated 3* Hotels

in Torbay by the AA. Boasting

splendid sea views from many of the

bedrooms, the hotel stands in two

acres of grounds overlooking

Meadfoot Bay. The hotel has

become a firm favourite with

Highcliffe Coach Holiday customers

over the years and offers a very

good standard of accommodation

and cuisine. Facilities include a

wonderful new spa & sauna,

spacious lounges, bars and a lovely

reception foyer area where you can

relax in leather sofas with a coffee.

All rooms have ensuite bathroom,

TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making and

hairdryer. There is superb

entertainment every night in the

Hydro Suite Cabaret ballroom

and an elegant restaurant with a

5 course choice of menu dinner and

Full English Breakfast. Passenger lift

to most rooms.

Mid Wales Highlights

& Brecon Beacons

Boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK,

this holiday includes views of the Brecon Beacons and the

Cambrian Mountains.

Based in mid Wales – our hotel is the superb 4* Metropole Hotel in the

Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells – a lovely little town to

explore. Its also an ideal base to explore the area, and there is much to

see. A very popular holiday. Holiday includes an excursion to the

amazing Powis Castle. Also included is a lovely steam train ride

through the picturesque Rheidol Valley from Aberystwyth and a canal

boat trip in the Brecon Beacons.

Itinerary

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 14th April 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £399

Sun 2nd June 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £399

Single Supplement £45

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IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£399

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home (approx 8.00am) we have

refreshment stops as required before

arriving in Llandrindod Wells late

afternoon.

DAY 2 In the morning we head north

with a lovely drive through winding A

roads to Powis Castle. One of the real

treasures of the National Trust, this

imposing medieval castle enjoys

panoramic views and has extraordinary

terraced gardens. Price including

entrance. NT Member discount – £10

DAY 3 Today we head West in to the

mountains – enjoying the wild

mountains and scenic Elan Valley. From

here we have a fantastic journey to

Aberystwyth on the coast where we

board the steam train which winds it’s

way through the Vale of Rheidol to

Devils Bridge. Memorable day out. Train

journey included.

DAY 4 Another lovely day today as we

head to the charming town of Brecon

where we join our canal boat for a

wonderful journey through the splendid

Brecon Beacons. Canal cruise included.

DAY 5 We head home with comfort

stops as required – returned to your

home via our home collection service

around 5.00pm.

Metropole Hotel HHHH

This privately run luxury hotel enjoys

an excellent reputation and is ideally

located in the elegant town of

Llandrindod Wells. A traditional

Victorian hotel enjoying modern

comforts with a lovely atmosphere –

there are lounges that you can relax

in, enjoy a coffee or why not enjoy a

drink in the stylish brasserie bar with

brass fittings. The award winning

restaurant is a particular highlight of

the hotel – choice of menu for your

evening dinner and a lovely Full

‘Welsh’ breakfast. All the hotel

bedrooms are comfortably furnished

with en-suite private bathrooms,

Flatscreen TV, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi.

SUPERB 18M SWIMMING POOL

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Babbacombe Devon Delights

Babbacombe is situated on the outskirts of Torquay on the

English Riviera and offers stunning panoramic views over

Lyme Bay from its clifftop promenade.

Quieter than Torquay, the town has a good variety of shops, pubs and

cafes. For the energetic, there are footpaths to Oddicombe and

Babbacombe Beaches. Within easy walking the St Marychurch

Shopping precinct offers a variety of shops and cafes and nearby is the

famous Babbacombe Model Village.

We are delighted to be staying at the Hotel de la Mer and look forward

to seeing Luke and his friendly team once again.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Tue 16th April 2019 4 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £215

Single Supplement £nil

4 Days

Only

£215

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 8.30am we

shall have comfort stops on route as

required before arriving at the hotel

mid afternoon for a friendly welcome.

During our stay there will be some

evening entertainment.

DAY 2 In the morning we head off for a

visit to the historic Market town of

Totnes. Boasting it’s very own currency,

The Totnes Pound, Totnes lies on the

banks of the River Dart with a

fascinating history to discover. Many of

the medieval buildings can still be seen

around the town with narrow streets

lined with timber-framed shops and

houses. Renowned for its alternative

lifestyle the town has a lovely

atmosphere to enjoy. Great shopping

too! Returning to Babbacombe with

free time to explore before dinner.

DAY 3 Today we have an excursion

along the edge of Dartmoor to

Plymouth. We will be joined by a local

guide for a coach tour which will

include Plymouth Hoe, Devonport

Naval Dockyard, Brunel’s magnificent

Royal Albert Bridge and the Barbican

area before free time in the city centre.

A very popular and enjoyable day.

DAY 4 We depart in the morning and

head home, stopping on route for lunch

before arriving back in the local area

around 4.00pm.

Hotel de la Mer

We are delighted to be staying at

this hotel again. It offers a genuine

welcome from the Tillen family and

is only 100m from the Cliff Railway

and promenade. This 27 bedroom

hotel enjoys an intimate atmosphere

with a comfortable lounge and bar

and friendly staff offering excellent

customer service.

The hotel is very proud of its food –

fresh ingredients, locally sourced.

There is a choice of menu for you to

taste the difference! All bedrooms

are comfortably furnished with ensuite

bathrooms and TV, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making. No lift –

Ground floor rooms available but

please book early!

EXCELLENT FOOD & PLENTY

OF IT!!

Torquay Easter Break

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 19th April 2019 4 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £219

Single Supplement £nil

4 Days

Only

£219

Blessed with a balmy climate and famous for its palm trees,

it's easy to see why Torquay has attracted visitors since

Victorian times. There is stunning scenery along the coast

road and historic towns are dotted throughout the region.

Torquay was the birthplace of Agatha Christie with many of her novels

drawing inspiration from the town and local landscape. The traditional

harbour and stylish Princess Pier marina area offer the town a continental

atmosphere, with a growing selection of eateries to sample. Stroll along

the attractive waterfront esplanade to the new Abbey Sands leisure

development and enjoy al fresco dining or a drink overlooking Torbay.

It is certainly worth exploring the newly refurbished Illuminated Royal

Terrace Gardens with wonderful views from the top. We are delighted

to be returning to the friendly Coppice Hotel again – the hotel is highly

recommended, and we are sure you will enjoy your holiday.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 8.30/9.30am,

we have a comfort stop and a main stop

for lunch before arriving at the hotel

mid afternoon. Settle in to the hotel

before dinner.

DAY 2 Today we head along the coast

to Brixham. This authentic fishing port,

home to the famous Brixham Trawler,

oozes history and its fun to stroll around.

Returning to Torquay early afternoon

with free time for you to relax in your

surroundings. You may wish to take the

bus along the coast in to Torquay or

Babbacombe. Following dinner there

will be live entertainment.

DAY 3 Today we have an excursion to

Dartmouth. Discover wonderful

countryside before we arrive in this

beautiful historic town. So much to see

here with narrow streets lined with

interesting shops, galleries, restaurants

and pubs or you may like to take a boat

trip along the river.

DAY 4 We leave the hotel with a stop

for lunch – arriving back to the local area

around 3.00pm.

Coppice Hotel

The 40 bedroom family run Coppice

enjoys an excellent reputation and

reviews for its comfort and friendly

service levels. The hotel is set in

lovely gardens with palm trees and

an outdoor swimming pool in the

grounds. Located between Torquay

& Babbacombe the hotel is on the

main bus route. Local shops and

Kent Caves are only 250m away.

Your 3 course dinners with choice of

menu are served in the Crystal

Restaurant overlooking the outside

swimming pool. Relax in the lounge

and enjoy a drink in the bar plus

there will be some live evening

entertainment during your stay.

Indoor swimming pool – small

charge. All rooms have en-suite

bathrooms with colour TV,

tea/coffee making facilities and

hairdryer. Wi-Fi available in bar &

lounge. No lift at the hotel – some

steps involved around the hotel.

RECOMMENDED HOTEL – TOP

VALUE AND GREAT FUN

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North Devon Beautiful Coast

A superb value holiday, enjoying some of the finest scenery

to be had, anywhere in Britain. The dramatic, rugged

coastline of the North Devon Coast, where the cliffs seem to

dive in to the sea is quite stunning - on a clear day you can

see over to South Wales.

There are some terrific excursion destinations to explore, all with lovely

countryside to see on route. We stay in the centre of Ilfracombe, a town

which has received a noticeable boost in the last few years largely

credited to the arrival of artist, Damian Hirst who lives nearby. His giant 20

metre sculpture, Verity, has led to several galleries in the town and some

lovely restaurants, bars and cafes around the authentic fishing harbour.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 22nd April 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £299

Single Supplement £25

5 Days

Only

£299

Itinerary

DAY 1: Departing your local pick-up

point in the morning (approx. 8.30am),

we travel to Ilfracombe stopping for

lunch before arriving mid/late

afternoon.

DAY 2 Lovely day out with a National

Trust property (£10 discount for

members). We head first to Arlington

Court, a delightful house set in

extensive parkland with lovely gardens

including peacocks! Time here to enjoy

your surroundings including the

excellent carriage museum – one of the

largest collections in the country. Lovely

place and entrance included. We

continue from here with a scenic

journey to Lynmouth – a lovely spot on

the seafront.

DAY 3 Short excursion to Barnstaple.

The largest town in North Devon with

an amazing history – still a thriving

centre with a traditional Pannier Market

and good shopping.

DAY 4 Lovely excursion to RHS

Rosemoor Gardens. These superb

gardens are set out over 65 acres with a

variety of different temperate zones to

discover. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of

the cafes – always proved to be a

popular destination. Entrance fee

included. Afterwards we stop in the town

of Bideford, beautifully located on the

River Torridge – enjoy the views and grab

a drink. RHS Member discount – £10.

DAY 5 We head home with a lunch stop

on route. Arriving back in the local area

around 3.00/4.00pm.

Osborne Hotel

This friendly family run hotel is in the

centre of Ilfracombe, just a few

minutes level walk to the shops and

harbour. Enjoy a drink or bite to eat

in the cafe/bars around the harbour

or why not take a pleasure cruise

along the dramatic coast or over to

Lundy Island – subject to timetable.

The hotel enjoys excellent reviews –

particularly the customer service

offered by the staff. In the evening

have some fun in the Bar Lounge

with a variety of entertainment

during our stay. All rooms are

comfortably furnished with en-suite

bathroom, TV, Tea/coffee making

and hairdryer. In the ground floor

restaurant you will be treated to a

5 course dinner with choice of menu

and Full English Breakfast.

Passenger lift to all rooms.

TOP VALUE AND HIGHLY

RECOMMENDED

Sidmouth – Devon’s Jurassic

Coast

Sidmouth is our most popular destination in the UK as we

take coach loads of Day Trippers who enjoy the charms of

this unique little town.

Set in the heart of the World Heritage Coast, the elegant town of

Sidmouth is one of Devon’s oldest resorts. Its Georgian and Regency

architecture has been beautifully preserved, and the town enjoys an

unspoilt and quiet atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the town,

along the Esplanade and through the lovely gardens. ‘A town caught

still in a timeless charm,’ John Betjemen said.

Spot on Sir – a great holiday destination!

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 22nd April 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £409

Single Supplement £nil

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£409

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home around 8.30am, we travel through

the lovely Dorset countryside, stopping

on route for lunch. Arriving in Sidmouth

mid afternoon.

DAY 2 A lovely excursion today as we

head to the nearby town of Seaton. We

have included a trip on the narrow

gauge heritage trams of Seaton

Tramway, which travel along the glorious

Axe Valley. We take a break at the

historic Colyford Station and have

included a delicious Cream Tea before

we re-board and head back to Seaton.

Beautiful views along the way as we

pass through two nature reserves.

Returning to Sidmouth for a free

afternoon.

DAY 3 Day out to the superb house and

gardens at Knighthayes Court. This

impressive National Trust property is a

Victorian Gothic Manor House, built by

William Burges and full of fascinating

quirks and curiosities. The gardens here

are some of the very best in Devon with

a variety of amusing animal topiary,

clipped hedges, rare shrubs and

excellent seasonal colours throughout.

Plenty of time here to explore the

walled kitchen garden and enjoy lunch

Kingswood

& Devoran Hotel HHH

The superb Kingswood & Devoran

Hotel on Sidmouth seafront has a

lovely entrance and public areas but

it is the ‘old-fashioned’ levels of

friendly service and quality which

sets this hotel apart. It is elegantly

decorated and completely nonsmoking.

Superbly situated, giving

direct access to the town centre

shops. There is a 5 course table

d’hote menu to enjoy in the

restaurant with complementary

morning coffee & biscuits and

afternoon tea with cake. All rooms

have en-suite bathrooms with colour

TV, phone and tea/coffee making

facilities. Lift to most bedrooms.

SEA VIEW ROOMS AVAILABLE –

SUPPLEMENTS APPLY.

in the Stables Café. Entrance included – NT Member discount – £11.

DAY 4 We head for a popular excursion destination this morning. The nearby

Donkey Sanctuary has a lovely setting and is home to hundreds of donkeys,

mules and hinnies who have been rescued from mistreatment or retired. There is

now a lovely café with views over the farm and a well-stocked gift shop.

DAY 5 We leave the hotel, stopping for lunch on route before arriving back in

the local area 2.30/3.30pm and returned to your home via our service.

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Stately Homes, Gardens & Heritage of Kent

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£429

Kent, The Garden of England, is a superb holiday destination

with beautiful countryside and a wealth of Castles, Country

Houses and fine gardens to enjoy.

Always one of our most popular tours of the year, so come along and

enjoy exploring England’s oldest county’s history and landscape. This is

a holiday for those who have a healthy interest in our great history and

enjoy the benefits of a quality hotel. The itinerary is fairly busy and due

to the nature of some of the destinations, may not be suitable for all.

All entrance fees are included – big discount for National Trust

Members – £60 off!!

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your home around 8.00/9.00am, we have a lunch stop in

the historic centre of Guildford before arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon.

DAY 2 After breakfast we head to Chartwell House. This fascinating NT property

was the family home of Winston Churchill. The rooms remain much as they were

when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes. The

beautiful hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature.

We head on to Knole – NT property. Originally an archbishop’s palace, Knole is

a magnificent 600 year old estate with grand courtyards, tranquil Orangery and

parkland, still populated by wild deer. Art lovers will find painting by Reynolds,

Gainsborough and Van Dyck. Take the 77 steep steps leading to the tower’s roof

– the view is well worth

the effort.

DAY 3 In the morning we depart for the

stunning Ightham Mote. This beautiful

medieval National Trust moated manor

house is stunning and has a superb

interior to discover. Outside, there are

wonderful gardens to enjoy with a

series of water features. Afterwards we

head for historic Rochester, with its

Norman castle and magnificent

Cathedral. Cherished by Charles

Dickens, who lived in the area as a

child, the town has lovely

pedestrianised streets with historic

buildings. Great place to spend

some time.

DAY 4 We travel through the Kent

countryside for Sissinghurst Castle

Garden (NT) – one of the most

celebrated gardens in the country if not

the world. Climb the 78 steps to the top

of the tower for a panoramic view of the

estate. After lunch here, we make the

short journey to another Kent gem,

Penshurst Place. One of the bestpreserved

fortified manor houses in

England, Penshurst has a stunning mix

of paintings, tapestries and furniture

but perhaps its best feature are the

gardens. From the 11 acres of

Elizabethan walled gardens to the

beautiful displays divided by a mile of

yew hedges , each garden gives a

spectacular display for every season

DAY 5 We head home with a stop for

lunch in historic Chichester. Arriving

back in the local area around 3/4.00pm

- returned to your home by our service.

Tudor Park Marriott HHHH

Surrounded by 200 acres of

ancestral parkland this highly rated

4* hotel has a lovely rural aspect –

great to return to after a day spent

exploring the attractions of Kent.

The hotel has excellent leisure

facilities – with a renowned 18 hole

golf course, a lovely indoor pool

and extensive gym. There are lovely

areas where you can relax with both

the lounge and bar enjoying a

homely atmosphere – step out on to

the terrace for lovely views over the

golf course. Enjoy your meals in the

stylish restaurant with a full English

Breakfast buffet and 3 course

evening meal with choice of menu

and tea or coffee. All 120 bedrooms

are comfortably furnished with

en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Tue 23rd April 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £429

Single Supplement £95

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Cotswolds Mini Break

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 28th April 2019 2 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £89

Sun 14th July 2019 2 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £89

Sun 22nd Sept 2019 2 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £89

Single Supplement £nil

2 Days

Only

£89

One of England’s favourite destinations, The Cotswolds is a

designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Gentle

hills criss-crossed with stone walls, hidden river valleys, and

distinctive market towns and villages are the hallmark of this

wonderful region.

During this 2 day break you will see many of the best sights including

the delightful Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway,

Burford plus a chance to discover the historic town of Cheltenham.

Staying at the excellent Holiday Inn Gloucester-Cheltenham on the

outskirts of Gloucester this is a great value opportunity for a short

break away!

Itinerary

DAY 1: Departing your local pick-up

point (approx. 9.00am), we travel to the

historic Marlborough for a comfort stop

before we head to The Cotswolds.

Stopping in the lovely town of Stow-onthe-Wold

for a lunch break before

enjoying free time in Bourton-on-the-

Water with its delightful low stone

bridges. We arrive at our hotel late

afternoon with time to relax and

perhaps enjoy the leisure facilities

before your 3 course dinner with choice

of menu.

DAY 2 After breakfast we head for

Cheltenham. This stylish Spa town has a

wonderful centre to explore with

fantastic shopping and parks. From

Cheltenham we travel up to Evesham

and stop at the charming village of

Broadway – ‘The Jewel of the

Cotswolds’. Time for lunch in one of the

cafes or restaurants before continuing to

the medieval town of Burford. After time

to explore we start to head home

travelling through Lechlade. We will

arrive back to your local drop off point

at around 6.00pm.

Holiday Inn Cheltenham

Gloucester

Conveniently situated 2 miles

outside of Gloucester centre this

hotel offers the usual high standard

of accommodation and facilities. Set

in leafy grounds the hotel has a

superb health club with large indoor

pool and you can relax in the lounge

and bar in an informal atmosphere.

Your 3 course choice of evening

meal and full English breakfast will

be served in Traders Restaurant. All

bedrooms are comfortably furnished

with en suite bathrooms, Flat screen

TV, tea/coffee making facilities.

No lift but plenty of Ground floor

rooms available.

VERY WELL RECEIVED HOTEL

Warner – 4* Nidd Hall Hotel

5 Days

Only

£399

One of our most popular Warner destinations located in the

heart of beautiful Yorkshire countryside. This modern hotel is

built around an elegant Country Hall within 45 acres of

Victorian parkland, sculptured lawns, stepped terraces and

its own lake. Located close to Harrogate, this is the place

where Edward VIII met Wallis Simpson. Nidd Hall has proved

to be extremely popular on previous visits with the location

affording excellent excursion opportunities. Sure to be very

popular- book early to secure your place.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 29th April 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £399

Single Supplement £nil

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from

your local pick up point around

7.30/8.30am we shall have refreshment

stops as required before arriving at the

hotel late afternoon with time to relax

before dinner. Afterwards, take your

seat for an evening of excellent live

entertainment.

DAY 2 Mid morning we depart for a

visit to nearby Harrogate. This elegant

spa town has a lovely atmosphere with

Turkish baths, beautiful public gardens

and glorious Edwardian architecture.

It’s a great town to spend some time

in – superb selection of shops and

cafes.

DAY 3 Memorable excursion today as

we visit Harewood House. One of the

great houses of England, Harewood is

set in a Capability Brown landscape

with 100 acres of award-winning

gardens. Inside this impressive

Georgian House there is an

outstanding collection of art including

works by Turner & El Greco and

furniture by Thomas Chippendale.

Entrance included.

DAY 4 Today we are joined by our

excellent local guide for a full tour to

see the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Discover the stunning scenery and

hear of the rich heritage of this

beautiful region. A wonderful day

DAY 5 After breakfast we depart the

hotel and have refreshment stops as

required before returning to the local

area around 5.00pm.

Nidd Hall Hotel HHHH

Set in 45 acres, Nidd Hall’s Regency

style gives the hotel a serene

atmosphere with lovely views over

the surrounding parkland and

gardens. The restaurant provides a

relaxed ambience with a large

choice of menu for your evening

meal. Excellent leisure facilities

including heated indoor pool,

sauna, tennis, outdoor bowling plus

excellent live nightly entertainment.

The comfortably furnished en-suite

bedrooms have colour TV, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Passenger lift.

Room upgrades subject to

availability

Signature room – larger, better

equipped – £30 per person for the

break.

Royale room – even larger, better

equipped – £50 per person for the

break.

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Cornish Sights & Sounds

Cornwall, the westernmost and southernmost part of

mainland Britain is washed on all sides by the warm waters

of the Gulf Stream.

The peninsula is surrounded by a stunning coastline from wide sandy

beaches to intimate rocky coves and charming fishing villages which

tell the story of this magical county. Join us on this package to the

excellent quality 3* Rosemundy Hotel, tucked away in the Cornish

village of St Agnes. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of

walking paths in the area with the sea not too far away. Come away for

a lovely relaxing break. Very popular and full months before departure

in 2018.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 3rd May 2019 5 days Dinner Bed & Breakfast £399

Single Supplement £nil

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£399

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home around 8.00am, we have

refreshment stops as required before

arriving in St Agnes late afternoon.

DAY 2 We shall have a lovely drive out

through the countryside to St Ives, one

of the most beautiful seaside towns in

the country. Renowned as a centre for

art with the celebrated Tate St Ives

Gallery and plenty of interesting other

galleries, shops and cafes to enjoy.

DAY 3 Relaxing half day excursion as

we head to Padstow (made famous by

Rick Stein!). A charming little Port to

stroll around with a lovely atmosphere.

We continue for time in the county

town of Truro. Lovely historic centre

with a great selection of pavement

coffee shops.

DAY 4 Lovely day today as we head

for Falmouth. We have arranged for a

2 hour river boat cruise on our own

private boat to explore the scenery and

wildlife along the beautiful River Fal.

A lovely way to spend a couple of hours

before free time to explore this historic

port. Lovely day out.

DAY 5 We head home this morning,

with refreshment stops as required

before arriving back in the local area

around 4.30pm – returned to your

home by our service.

Rosemundy Hotel HHH

This family run hotel is set in four

acres of gardens only 100 yards

from the centre of the unspoilt

village of St Agnes in Cornwall. The

hotel offers a chance to relax and

recharge with a peaceful friendly

atmosphere and comfortable

lounges to enjoy a cup of tea in.

The personal attention of the

management and staff at the hotel

is excellent – they really want you to

enjoy your stay.

Enjoy a drink in Tom Noggi’s Bar

before dinner which is served in the

elegant restaurant. The food is

highly rated with our customers –

there is a choice of menu with the

accent on local fresh ingredients. All

the hotel bedrooms are comfortably

furnished with en-suite private

bathrooms, Colour TV, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities. No lift

but ground floor rooms available –

remainder on 1st floor.

RELAXING BREAK

Lake District Explorer

5 Days

Only

£375

The Lake District’s truly ‘awesome’ scenery makes the region

one of our most popular holiday destinations and one to

which people return year after year. Unique in England, the

area has a character and charm which has attracted visitors

for many years and inspired poets, artists and writers for

centuries.

This year we are returning to the charming town of Grange over Sands

which is a delight to explore. With a long level promenade, public

parks, interesting independent shops, superb views over Morecombe

Bay and being only 6 miles from Lake Windermere, it’s a great

destination for a tour of the Lake District. We will be joined by one of

our excellent local tour guides to see some of the best views and to

learn the history and stories of the area. Very popular holiday so please

book early to avoid disappointment.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 6th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £375

Single Supplement £65

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 7.30am, we

have comfort stops as required. Arriving

early evening.

DAY 2 A day at leisure in Grange-over-

Sands. Relax around the hotel lounges

and grounds and stroll in to town. There

is a range of shops and cafes plus a

lovely park. If you wish to explore

further afield, the train station is close to

the hotel.

DAYS 3 & 4 During these two days we

are joined by our excellent local guide.

They will take you to some of the many

highlights of the area with a fascinating

commentary on the local history,

geology and the famous people who

are linked with the Lakes – Wordsworth,

Beatrix Potter, Donald Campbell.

Destinations should include Ullswater,

Keswick, Grasmere, Coniston and much

more. Includes a must-do lake cruise –

fare included.

DAY 5 We head home with comfort

stops as required. Arriving back in the

local area around 6.00pm.

Cumbria Grand Hotel HHH

Set in 20 acres of grounds on the

edge of Grange-over-Sands this

traditional hotel has beautiful views

over Morecombe Bay. This impressive

building, built in 1880 is only six miles

from Lake Windermere and in recent

years has undergone a sustained

programme of refurbishment,

bringing the hotel up to an excellent

standard. These improvements have

certainly been noted in our customer

questionnaires. Relax and unwind in

the Jacobean Bar, with inviting sofas

and a roaring open fire or if you fancy

somewhere quieter there are several

lounge areas off the main bar area.

Soak up the views out to the gardens

and the bay with a drink or a bite to

eat. Again, with those lovely views,

your breakfast and dinner will be

served in the Hazelwood Restaurant

which serves traditional cuisine using

local ingredients. Other facilities

include a games room with snooker

and table tennis and a large

ballroom. The spacious bedrooms are

en-suite with bath and shower and

feature a TV, hairdryers and teacoffee

making facilities. Many rooms

have panoramic sea views over

Morecambe Bay and beyond to the

Yorkshire Dales. Free Wi-Fi in public

areas. Lift to all bedrooms.

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West Country – Steam Train & Canal

5 Days

Only

£399

Come and discover a beautiful area of the country on our

5 day holiday to Tiverton in the heart of Devon.

This popular holiday has a lovely selection of excursions to enjoy whilst

staying in a comfortable hotel with easy access to the centre of town.

The town’s position on two rivers has brought the town wealth over the

years leaving a legacy including a romantic castle and the idyllic Grand

Western Canal. Within easy distance there is a wealth of attractions for

the visitor and we have included entrance to some of the best.

Wherever you go you will always be surrounded by the lovely

Devon scenery.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your local pick up point around 9.00am, we travel

through the lovely Dorset countryside, stopping for lunch. Arriving in Tiverton

mid-afternoon.

DAY 2 Free time in the morning. In the afternoon, we board an authentic horsedrawn

canal boat for a memorable 2½ hour trip along the Grand Western Canal.

Includes a delicious Devon Cream Tea and boat fare.

DAY 3 A lovely excursion out today as we board the West Somerset Steam Train

to Minehead with beautiful views of the Quantock Hills on one of England’s

longest steam rides. Afterwards we visit Dunster Castle – which we have just seen

from the train! This fantastic NT property sits high with panoramic views over the

Bristol Channel. The castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an

impressive medieval gatehouse, ruined tower and wonderful sub-tropical

gardens. Entrance & Train included. NT Member discount - £11

DAY 4 A lovely excursion today as we visit RHS Rosemoor. One of the showcase

gardens of the RHS, Rosemoor spans over 65 acres, set in the beautiful Torridge

Valley. There is something for everyone to enjoy with a wide range of different

sections including Lady Anne’s original garden, the Arboretum, the cottage

garden, Woodland Walks and much more including a large gift shop and

excellent café. Includes entrance. RHS Member discount - £11.

DAY 5 We head home, stopping in the historic town of Wells for lunch before

arriving back in the local area around 4.00pm.

Tiverton Hotel HHH

The popular Tiverton Hotel is in a quiet

location of Tiverton which lies in the

centre of rural Devon. Only a 10 minute

walk in to town, the hotel enjoys a

reputation as a friendly destination with

high levels of service – we have been

taking groups here successfully for years.

With mature grounds the hotel has 69

spacious bedrooms, a lovely lounge with

plenty of seating and bars. There is a

good choice of menu in the Gallery Restaurant with a 3 course Carvery with the

emphasis on local produce – followed by coffee. All rooms have en suite

bathrooms with Colour TV, phone and tea/coffee making facilities. No lift at the

hotel but plenty of ground floor rooms available.

RECOMMENDED HOTEL

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Wed 8th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £399

Single Supplement £90

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Medieval Bruges

4 Days

Only

£315

One of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in

Europe, Bruges has been one of our most popular

continental destinations for many years. Famous for its lace

shops, magnificent churches and, of course, chocolate. A

holiday in Bruges is like taking a trip back in time as you

wander through cobbled streets surrounded by historic

buildings as horse drawn carriages go by. A trip on one of

the canal boats gives you a unique view of ‘the Venice of

the north’.

One of the best city break destinations in Northern Europe.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point around 7.30am we

travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. From Calais, Bruges is

only 1½ hours away.

DAYS 2 & 3 Two full days in Bruges. With so much to see and enjoy in Bruges

we have allowed for free time during your stay in the town. On the morning of

Day 2 we have arranged for a local guide to give a short walking orientation tour

to learn the fascinating history of the town (Included). A boat cruise around the

city is also an excellent way to see the sights. Other attractions include the

Diamond Museum and Chocolate Museum. Enjoy time relaxing in the pavement

cafes & bars and soak up the atmosphere. The compact city centre is easy to

explore and there are plenty of attractions to occupy your time. If you do want to

go further afield there are many local tour companies offering excursions out to

the surrounding area.

DAY 4 We leave Bruges and head back to Calais - boarding the lunchtime

Eurotunnel crossing. Arriving home around 5.00pm to your local drop off point.

Academie Hotel HHHH

We are returning to the Academie

Hotel which is well located in a scenic

and peaceful area of Bruges, close to

The Beguinage and only a 10-minute

walk from the Grote Markt. All

bedrooms are comfortably furnished

having a private bathroom with a

shower and bath. Other facilities

include a television, fridge, safe,

tea/coffee making facilities and free

Wi-Fi. The hotel has a lounge and cosy bar with the hot buffet breakfast served

in the charming cellar of the hotel which includes eggs, meats, pastries, breads

and fresh coffee. Lift to all floors.

Please note due the narrow-cobbled streets the coach will drop off 200m

from the hotel.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 12th May 2019 4 days Bed & Breakfast £315

Single Supplement £65

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Beautiful Cotswolds

& Historic Gloucester

An enjoyable 4 day short break at a great time of year to

explore the beautiful Cotswolds and the rejuvenated historic

centre of Gloucester.

One of England’s favourite destinations, The Cotswolds is a designated

‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Gentle hills criss-crossed with

stone walls, hidden river valleys, and distinctive market towns and

villages are the hallmark of this wonderful region. During this break you

will see many of the best sights including the delightful Bourton-onthe-Water,

Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and much much more. Staying

at the excellent 4* Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel which has

proved so popular on previous visits.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 12th May 2019 4 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £279

Single Supplement £75

4 Days

Only

£279

Itinerary

DAY 1: Departing your local pick-up

point (approx. 8.00/9.00am), we head to

Bath for an extended lunch stop in this

beautiful city. Time enough to enjoy

lunch and take a look at the historic

centre before we continue to the hotel –

arriving mid/late afternoon.

DAY 2 Great day today as we head in to

the centre of Gloucester. The city has an

amazing history few can rival. Roman

ruins can still be seen in the City

Museum, and the Anglo Saxons also

successfully defended the city from the

Vikings. The famous Cathedral has seen

Kings crowned and laid to rest. Boasting

some of the best-preserved Victorian

Docks in the country with a thriving

pavement café culture – a joy to explore

on foot. During the day we have

included a walking tour of the historic

sites with a local guide plus a cruise of

the Gloucester Docks on a pleasure boat.

DAY 3 After breakfast we will be joined

by a local guide for a full day exploring

the quintessentially English Cotswolds

countryside. With various stops during

the day we hope to show you most of

the famous towns of the area including

the lovely towns of Stow-on-the-Wold

and Bourton-on-the-Water with its

delightful low stone bridges plus some

towns and villages you may not have

seen before.

DAY 4 After breakfast we head home.

Stopping on route in Salisbury for an

early lunch before arriving back to your

local drop off point at around

3.00/4.00pm.

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

HHHH

Beautifully located in 12 acres of

sweeping parkland close to

Gloucester and the delightful

Cotswolds scenery, this hotel enjoys

a reputation for excellent customer

service and facilities. We have

enjoyed several Christmas holidays

at this excellent hotel. With splendid

panoramic country views, you can

relax in one of the lounges or enjoy

a drink in the bar. Dinner is served in

the stylish Dearmans Restaurant

which will offer a choice of menu

and a full cooked breakfast in the

morning. The bedrooms are

spacious and nicely appointed with

en suite bathrooms with Flat Screen

TV, phone and tea/coffee facilities.

No Lift at hotel. Free Wi Fi.

QUALITY HOTEL

© Flickr - Andrew Stawarz

Eastbourne & Nymans

5 Days

Only

£319

One of the most popular destinations with our customers,

Eastbourne is a refined Victorian seaside resort offering a

fine array of facilities for tourists. There is a lovely level

promenade, attractive gardens, a splendid Victorian pier,

theatres, an art gallery and excellent shopping and cafes

where you can watch the world go by - perfect for a relaxing

break away from it all. The town is surrounded by the

stunning South Downs with a wealth of excursion

possibilities in the region. We are delighted to be returning

to 3* New Wilmington Hotel which has proved so popular

with our customers.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Tue 14th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £319

Single Supplement £39

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home around 8.00/9.00am we have a

stop on route for lunch before arriving at

the hotel mid-afternoon with time for a

stroll. During our stay at the hotel,

dinner is served in the restaurant with 3

courses and choice of menu. Subject to

minimum numbers there will also be

some live evening entertainment during

our stay.

DAY 2: Superb day out to a really

popular destination. Mid-morning we

depart for Michelham Priory which

boasts England’s longest medieval moat

being over a mile long. Around the

medieval building there are 7 acres of

tranquil gardens offering a feast for the

senses. Refreshments are available from

the café. Entrance included.

DAY 3: Time for you to relax around the

hotel and explore the town. The hotel is

located just a 5 minute walk to the Wish

Tower on the seafront with the delightful

seafront gardens and is also very close

to the central high street shops,

restaurants and facilities.

DAY 4: Superb excursion today -

included in the price of your holiday. We

head inland to the Sussex High Weald

to visit one of the country's truly great

gardens, Nymans. The perfect place to

New Wilmington Hotel HHH

One of the highest rated 3* hotels

in Eastbourne, the New Wilmington

enjoys a reputation for quality

accommodation and good levels of

friendly service and food. There will

also be some evening entertainment

during our stay. The bar, restaurant

and public areas of the hotel are all

decorated to a high standard -

perfect for a relaxing break. The

Hotel is situated only a 5 minute

walk from the seafront and close to

the town centre shops and

attractions. The bedrooms are well

appointed with modern facilities -

ensuite bathrooms, televisions, tea

& coffee making facilities and

hairdryer. In the stylish restaurant

there will be a 4 course dinner with

choice of menu and Full English

Breakfast. Passenger lift. Some split

level stairs in the hotel.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL

relax, stroll in the garden and enjoy some time out. A delight at any time of year

with constantly evolving planting designs and a rare and unusual plant collection.

Lovely café on site. £10 Discount - NTrust members.

DAY 5: Sadly, we leave Eastbourne and head home, stopping in the historic

town of Chichester for lunch before returning to the local area around

3.00/4.00pm. Returned to your home by our service.

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Sandringham House & Norfolk Broads

5 Days

Only

£359

© Flickr - Max. G.

This delightful break combines the beauty of this wonderful

area of the country with the history of Norwich and a

fascinating visit to Sandringham House. On the east coast of

England, Norfolk has 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful

countryside, the unique Broads National Park, forests and

heathland and picturesque market towns.

The county town of Norwich has a fantastic heritage with long trade

links, historical sights and architecture and excellent shopping. A great

destination for a holiday and very popular with our customers

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point around 7.00/8.00am,

we have a comfort and lunch stop before we arrive at our hotel late afternoon.

DAY 2 Fun day out today. We head to Aylsham for a nostalgic 9 mile steam

hauled train trip through the picturesque Norfolk countryside. After arriving in

Wroxham we board our pleasure boat for a 1½ hours cruise on the unique

Norfolk Broads and hopefully spotting some wildlife. Free time in Wroxham after

– a lovely riverside aspect and some good shops. Train/boat included.

DAY 3 This morning we transfer you in to the centre of Norwich where we are

joined by our tour guide for a fascinating tour of the historic city centre followed

by free time for the remains of the day.

DAY 4 Fascinating day today as we travel through the countryside to

Sandringham House. The country retreat of HM The Queen is a pleasure to

explore. We recommend taking a tractor-trailer tour around the estate and shall

allow plenty of time to visit the house, museum and enjoy the gardens. There is a

splendid restaurant for lunch, gift shop and plant centre. Entrance included.

DAY 5 We leave Norwich in the morning and have comfort stops as required

before being returned to your local pick up point around 5.00/6.00pm.

Holiday Inn Norwich City

The Holiday Inn Norwich City is an

excellent modern hotel adjacent to

Norwich City Football Club, only a

10 minute walk in to the city centre.

Within 5 minutes walk is the

excellent Riverside Complex which

includes a range of restaurants, bars

and cinemas. Your meals are served

in the contemporary restaurant with

a superb hot buffet breakfast and delicious 3 course buffet meal – plenty of

choice of excellent quality. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with ensuite

facilities, tea/coffee making, satellite TV and hairdryer. Lift to all floors.

TRIED & TESTED HOTEL. VERY POPULAR WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

www.TourNorfolk.co.uk

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

© Flickr_Martin Pettitt

Thu 16th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £359

Thu 19th Sept 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £359

Single Supplement £80

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Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 8.30am we

shall have a comfort and lunch stop

before arriving at the hotel late pm.

DAY 2 Today we have a memorable

excursion as we travel to Llangollen

where we have arranged for a 2 hour

canal boat cruise on this beautiful canal

which includes the amazing Pontcysyllte

Aqueduct across the River Dee.

Afterwards, enjoy free time in the lovely

town of Llangollen and find somewhere

nice for lunch. Enjoy fantastic scenery on

the way back to the hotel including the

iconic Horseshoe Pass. An amazing day

out. (Canal trip included)

DAY 3 After breakfast we shall transfer

you in to the centre of Chester where

we shall meet a guide for a coach tour

of the centre, followed by free time to

explore this beautiful destination.

DAY 4 Excellent excursion today as we

are joined by a knowledgeable local

guide for a tour of the city of Liverpool.

Over recent years the city centre and

waterfront have been transformed in to

a stylish modern metropolis, always

tipping its hat to the cultural heritage

which made the city. We explore the city

centre and waterfront including the

Albert Dock, packed with attractions,

stylish shops and cafes.

DAY 5 We head home with comfort

stops before arriving back to your local

drop off point around 5.00pm.

Chester, Liverpool

& Llangollen Canal

5 Days

Only

£319

Encircled by two miles of Roman and Medieval walls,

Chester is one of England’s historical gems and has proved

to be a very popular destination with our customers.

Situated on the River Dee, close to the Welsh border, Chester has 2000

years of history and is one of Britain’s Heritage Cities with a compact

city centre easy to explore on foot. This terrific holiday includes a full

day in Chester, another superb excursion to the awesome Llangollen

Canal plus a visit to the rejuvenated and highly recommended

waterfront area in Liverpool. Exciting itinerary!

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 20th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £319

Mon 9th Sept 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £319

Holiday Inn Chester South HHH

This 3* Hotel offers comfortable and

spacious accommodation and is

situated on the southern edge of

Chester allowing easy excursion

opportunities and has recently

undergone extensive refurbishment.

You can relax in the lounge bar and

enjoy a swim in the large swimming

pool in the Spirit Health Club.

There are views of the Welsh

Mountains from the restaurant

where there is a choice of menu and

a full English breakfast. All

bedrooms have en suite bathrooms

with Colour TV, phone, tea/coffee

and hairdryer. No lift but all

bedrooms on ground floor -

restaurant on 1st floor.

EXCELLENT VALUE

Single Supplement £80

around 4.00pm. During our stay there

will be some evening entertainment.

DAY 2 Mid-morning we depart for the

picture postcard fishing village of

Polperro with plenty of time to

explore, and find somewhere nice for

lunch. Returning to Looe for an

afternoon relaxing around the hotel,

exploring the town or venture further

afield along the South West Coast Path.

DAY 3 After breakfast we have an

optional excursion to one of the

biggest attractions in the county.

When the Eden Project opened in

March 2001 it provided a massive

boost to the county – by June that

year over a million people had been!

Eden barely needs an introduction, its

a dramatic global garden housed in

tropical biomes that nestle in a crater

the size of 30 football pitches. Over

the years the landscape has matured –

time to go back and experience the

sights, smells and scale of the

rainforests in the Rainforest Biome -

the world's largest greenhouse, walk

amongst the orange and lemon trees

and olive groves of the Mediterranean

Biome, and in the 30-acre Outdoor

Garden see hemp, sunflowers and

other plants, flourishing under the

Cornish sun. Extra cost for this

excursion including entrance – Over

60 £12.00, Adult £15.00

DAY 4 We leave the hotel after

breakfast and have a stop for lunch

before arriving back to your local drop

off point around 3.30/4.30pm.

© Flickr - Angel Ganev

Looe & The Eden Project

4 Days

Only

£269

Superb holiday staying in the very heart of Cornish life in

Looe and with excursions discovering the beautiful

countryside, towns and people of the region. The historic

fishing Port of Looe on Cornwall’s south coast is amazing -

you can ‘feel’ the history of the town centred around the

bustling harbour where you can watch the catch being

‘brought-in’ by the fishing boats.

It’s a great place to explore - stroll through the labyrinth of narrow

streets lined with cafes, antique shops and pick up a tasty pasty in one

of the bakers to enjoy on the sandy beach. A wonderful destination

with a great hotel for a lovely holiday.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point around 9.00am we

have a brief comfort stop and a main stop for lunch before arriving at the hotel

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 24th May 2019 4 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £269

Single Supplement £nil

Portbyhan Hotel

Since our last visit to The Portbyhan,

new owners have transformed the

hotel with a £2.1 million

refurbishment programme. This now

luxurious 44 bedroomed hotel sits in

an unrivalled position in the heart of

West Looe, overlooking all the hustle

and bustle of Looe’s working fishing

harbour. All bedrooms are en-suite,

with TV, Tea & Coffee Making

Facilities, Direct Dial Telephones,

hairdryer and complimentary WiFi.

Some rooms have front views over

the picturesque harbour and town –

limited availability and supplements

apply. The Riverside Restaurant has

an excellent hot buffet breakfast - in

the evening, there is a choice of

menu with spectacular views of the

harbour. Decorated throughout in a

contemporary modern style – relax

and enjoy a drink in the Crow’s Nest

Bistro & Sun terrace which offers

lovely views of the town. During our

stay in the hotel there will be some

entertainment in the evening.

Come along and enjoy this

excellent hotel – highly

recommended.

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London City Break

3 Days

From

£165

Fantastic value city break staying at the superb Hilton

London Canary Wharf Hotel in the Docklands!

With so much to explore around the city it is no wonder that this is one

of our most popular destinations. Whether you are looking to see the

world-famous landmarks and buildings, visit some of the top museums

and galleries in the world or just enjoy the buzz of the city, London has

it all. The British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum,

National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern – the list goes on and on…..

Regarded as one of the top destinations for travellers from all over the

globe, you may like to take in a top West End show, splash out on a

fancy dinner or take in a special event. Treat someone special in your

life to a weekend away!

Itinerary

DAY 1: Leaving your local pick-up point in the morning (approx. 8.30am), we

travel to London with a comfort stop on route. Arriving in London at around

1.30pm with plenty of time to start exploring the city. Transport links are a short

walk away – plenty to choose from. Take the tube on the Jubilee Line, the

Docklands Light Railway, the bus, the frequent River Bus service or why not take

a bike!

DAY 2: After your breakfast you are free to explore the huge range of attractions

London has to offer. From shopping to museums, historic buildings to the

London Eye, London offers something for all. In the evening you may like to

enhance your break and take in a top class West End show.

DAY 3: On the day of departure, the

itinerary alternates throughout the year.

For the departure in May, August and

Dec (6th), we leave London at 10.00am

and head to Windsor for a lunch stop in

this historic town before continuing

home. For the departures in Feb, June,

Sept and Dec (13th) we leave the hotel

at 1.00pm with a comfort stop on route

before arriving back in the area around

4.00/5.00pm. For the departures in

March, July & November we have a

lunch stop in the county town of

Winchester. Departures including town

visits arrive back in the local area around

4.00/5.00pm.

OUR MOST POPULAR SHORT BREAK

DESTINATION

Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel HHH

The fact that so many of our

customers return to this hotel

speaks for itself. This superb hotel is

located in the heart of Canary

Wharf’s bustling café and shopping

scene and has a footbridge linking

the hotel to the tube giving

convenient access to the transport

network by foot within 5 minutes.

Plenty of quality restaurants and

bars to enjoy in the immediate area.

All the facilities of a modern top

quality international hotel are on

offer including a Health & Fitness

Centre and wi-fi internet access. The

hotel has a stylish modern decor

throughout including the Cinnamon

Restaurant & Bar. Your break

includes the superb Hilton Breakfast

– wide choice of hot and cold buffet

- great to set you up for the day!

The large comfortable bedrooms

have en-suite bathrooms, Flat

screen TV, telephone, hairdryer and

coffee maker. Interconnecting rooms

available. Lifts to all floors.

ONE OF OUR HIGHEST RATED

HOTELS - QUALITY

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 15th Feb 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 29th Mar 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 24th May 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 21st June 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 19th July 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 27th Sept 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

Fri 15th Nov 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £165

© Flickr - E. Fedorowicz

Fri 6th Dec 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £169

Fri 13th Dec 2019 3 days Bed & Hot Buffet Breakfast £169

Single Supplement £89

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Cardiff City Break

The capital city of Wales is Europe’s youngest capital and is

one of the fastest growing cities in Britain. It has benefited

over recent years from a huge re-development which has

given Cardiff world-class sporting and entertainment

complexes to complement the historical culture. Your city

centre location will allow for easy access to all the

attractions. The big ‘3’ – Cardiff Castle, The Millennium

Stadium and the National Museum are all located close to

each other in the city centre. The shopping is some of the

very best in Britain – from the high street favourites on

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 10th March 2019 3 days Bed & Breakfast £139

Sun 26th May 2019 3 days Bed & Breakfast £139

Sun 18th Aug 2019 3 days Bed & Breakfast £139

Sun 20th Oct 2019 3 days Bed & Breakfast £139

Single Supplement £30

3 Days

Only

£139

Queen Street and St David’s

Shopping Centre to the

unique boutiques, cafes and

restaurants of the Victorian

arcades. The excellent public

transport system can whizz

you down to Cardiff Bay and

the trendy waterfront area

where there are cafes and

bars and attractions include

the Millennium Centre and

Techniquest. Very popular

holiday and a great

destination !!

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from

your local pick up point around

8.00am we stop for an early lunch

before arriving in Cardiff midafternoon.

We shall rendezvous with

our Blue Badge tour guide for an

informative 1 hour coach tour of the

city before arriving at the hotel.

DAY 2: Time at leisure – you are not

restricted by any itinerary and are free

to step out from the hotel and start

enjoying the city. Excellent transport

links with a Bus Stop for the hop-on

hop-off service outside the hotel.

DAY 3: A free morning in Cardiff for

more sightseeing or shopping before

we depart at 1.00pm and journey

back. Arriving back in the local area

around 6.00pm.

Holiday Inn Cardiff City

Ideally situated in the city centre,

just across the road from Cardiff

Castle, the huge Parc Bute Park and

adjacent to the iconic Principality

Stadium. Excellent transport links to

parts of the city but the lovely

Morgan Quarter with its historic

buildings has a fine selection of

shops and eateries and is only a 10

minute walk away. Decorated in a

contemporary style the hotel has a

modern feel and friendly and

professional service. Enjoy a drink in

Junctions Bar, relax with a Starbucks

in the lounge bar and if you decide

to eat in the hotel, Junctions

Restaurant serves classic cuisine.

The superb Holiday Inn hot buffet

breakfast is included in your stay. All

rooms are spacious and offer ensuite

bathrooms with colour TV,

tea/coffee making facilities and

telephone. Lift to all floors.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED &

FANTASTIC VALUE

Worcestershire

& The Severn Valley

5 Days

Only

£389

Come along to enjoy the stunning scenery of this amazing

county and the surrounding region. With so much history

and natural beauty to discover we have included some

excellent excursions including a nostalgic steam train

journey, a river cruise, a visit to the acclaimed Elgar

Birthplace Museum and a trip through lovely country to

historic Ludlow. Enjoy time in the county’s Capital, Worcester

which has a beautiful centre of half timbered ‘black & white’

buildings some dating back over 500 years. Our hotel is first

class with a lovely rural location. One of our regular holidays

with an excellent itinerary – interesting and fun break with a

touch of Olde England.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 27th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £389

Single Supplement £75

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 7.30/8.30am

we have comfort stops on route before

arriving at the hotel mid/late afternoon.

DAY 2 A day in Worcester. First we visit

the Elgar Birthplace Museum devoted

to the famous composer who was

inspired by the county. Afterwards enjoy

free time in the historic city of

Worcester, with its magnificent cathedral

before seeing the city from a different

perspective on an included 45 minute

cruise along the River Severn.

DAY 3 Memorable day out today as we

board the Severn Valley Railway for a

nostalgic steam train journey through

beautiful scenery and over Victoria

Bridge, which featured in the famous

film ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’. We visit

Bridgnorth, which is actually two towns,

High Town and Low Town, connected by

the steepest inland funicular railway in

Britain, before returning to Stourporton-Severn.

DAY 4 After breakfast, we head for the

attractive town of Bewdley. This

Georgian town sits directly upon the

River Severn and retains a unique charm

with a wealth of listed buildings, and an

attractive shopping and riverside area

offering a range of pubs, restaurants

and cafes. Afterward we continue to the

historic ‘Black & White’ market town of

Ludlow. Plenty of time here in this lovely

town for sightseeing.

Hallmark Stourport Manor HHHH

This 68 bedroom hotel is set in 23

acres of grounds on the outskirts of

the lovely town of Stourport-on-

Severn. The hotel boasts superb

facilities including stunning gardens

and leisure club with a swimming

pool, tennis courts, gymnasium,

nine-hole pitch and putt, sauna and

steam-room. You’ll enjoy the

informal atmosphere of the brasserie

bar and lounges or why not enjoy a

drink on the terrace overlooking the

grounds. All bedrooms are

comfortably furnished with ensuite

bathrooms with toiletries and

hairdryer. Other room facilities

include Flat screen TV, Free WiFi and

tea & coffee making facilities. In the

brasserie style restaurant there will

be a 3 course dinner with choice of

menu and tea or coffee and Full

English Breakfast. No lift but plenty

of ground floor rooms.

A QUALITY HOTEL TO ENJOY

DAY 5 We depart and have comfort stops including a main stop for lunch before

arriving back in the local area around 4.00pm. Returned to your local pick up point.

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Llandudno, Snowdonia & Anglesey

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5 Days

Only

£425

As Wales’ largest resort, it is not hard to see why Llandudno

has been attracting visitors for so long. Surrounded by

wonderful countryside, including the mighty Snowdonia and

flanked by the Great Orme and Little Orme headlands, the

town lies on a wide curving bay. The palm tree lined

promenade is great for a stroll and our hotel gives easy

access to the shops, attractions, Victorian Pier and (if you are

lucky) beautiful sunsets.

On your free day you could choose to take a trip on the Great Orme

Tramway with spectacular views from the top. There are a host of

superb excursion destinations in the surrounding region - some of the

finest scenery in Britain.

HUGELY POPULAR HOLIDAY

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home (approx 7.30/8.30am) we have

refreshment stops as required before

arriving in Llandudno late afternoon.

DAY 2: Wonderful day out today as we

are joined by our superb local tour

guide concentrating on the beautiful

countryside of the Isle of Anglesey,

including a visit to the lovely town of

Beaumaris overlooking the Menai Strait.

Returning to the mainland for a visit to

the historic town of Caernarfon with its

famous Castle.

DAY 3: A free day today for you to relax

and enjoy Llandudno. Surely, a trip on

the Great Orme Tramway is a must - the

station is close to the hotel, and the

views from the top are spectacular.

Enjoy a stroll along the seafront and pier

– plenty of choice for lunch venues.

DAY 4: A special day out to enjoy the

stunning scenery of the Snowdonia

National Park. Once again joined by our

local guide - bringing the countryside

and towns to life as we pass through

some of the finest scenery in Britain.

During the day we have included a trip

on the Ffestiniog Railway which offers

lovely views of Snowdonia plus a visit to

the amazing and magical, Portmeirion -

famously seen in ‘The Prisoner’ TV show.

Definitely a unique attraction! (Entrance

fee and train ride included)

DAY 5: We head home this morning,

with refreshment stops as required

before being returned to your home by

our service around 5.00/6.00pm.

Tynedale Hotel HHH

Outstanding, highly rated 3* hotel

in the middle of the Esplanade in

Llandudno and run by the same

family for over 25 years. The hotel is

a short stroll to the Victorian Pier,

Great Orme Tramway and the shops

are just around the corner. Stylishly

decorated throughout to a very high

standard, there are areas to sit, relax

and enjoy the view with an excellent

café bar and terrace. The restaurant

provides a great atmosphere to

enjoy your breakfast and evening

meal - choice of menu. There will be

entertainment each evening. All the

hotel bedrooms are superb -

comfortably furnished with en-suite

private bathrooms, Colour TV, hair

dryer and tea/coffee making

facilities. Passenger lift to all floors.

Executive rooms available - ask for

prices.

SUPERB HOTEL - QUALITY

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 30th May 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £425

Single Supplement £nil

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Constable Country & East Anglia

This beautiful area of England with its blend of Suffolk Villages

and East Anglian landscapes was famously brought to life by

the artist John Constable. Come along and discover the

region as we are joined by a local guide to explore the history

and beauty of the towns and countryside. Also included is a

visit to the charming town of Bury St Edmunds and a tour

along this wonderful coastline. A splendid holiday for those

with a healthy interest in history and art.

Book your place on this lovely break - exceptional value!!

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point around 8.00am we

travel to our hotel in the village of Marks Tey near Colchester with comfort stops

on route. You may like to enjoy a swim before dinner?

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 2nd June 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £379

Single Supplement £99

5 Days

Only

£379

DAY 2: Full day excursion as we are

joined by our superb local guide to

discover Constable Country. The area

around Denham Vale was an inspiration

for many of his most famous paintings

with much of the scenery unchanged to

this day. The tour will include a visit to

Flatford Mill on the River Stour and a

tour through picture postcard Suffolk

Villages. Fabulous day.

DAY 3: Lovely day out as we visit the

town of Bury St Edmunds. An historic

jewel in the west of Suffolk, with

architecture from many eras - Georgian,

Victorian, Tudor and the Middle Ages.

Don’t miss the superb Abbey Gardens

or famous ivy-covered Angel Hotel

where Charles Dickens regularly stayed,

located opposite the Cathedral. A

wonderful town to explore. We move on

for a short visit to Melford Hall (NT) in

the picturesque village of Long Melford.

Home to the Hyde Parker family,

whose cousin Beatrix Potter drew

inspiration from the house. Entrance to

Melford Hall included. NT Member

discount - £8.

DAY 4: Joined by our local guide again

today as we head for the coast and

explore some of the towns and villages

along the way though this remarkable

and historic landscape.

DAY 5: We leave the hotel in the

morning and head home with comfort

stops on route. Arriving back to your

local drop off point around

5.00/6.00pm.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

HHHH

This modern hotel is situated in the

village of Marks Tey, close to

Colchester, making a great base for

the excursion destinations. Facilities

around the hotel are excellent with a

lounge bar where you can relax and

enjoy a drink. As guests at the hotel,

you enjoy free use of the Lifestyle

Leisure Club which includes a 15-

metre heated pool, Steam room and

sauna, Air-conditioned gym and

Tennis courts. The onsite 'Aimez-

Vouz' hair and beauty salon was also

given a 5-star review by the Good

Salon Guide - so if you need a

pamper?! All the 110 spacious

bedrooms offer comfortable beds,

ensuite bathrooms with power

shower, Tea & coffee making

facilities, hairdryer, complimentary

WiFi and LCD TV with freeview

channels. Meals are served in the

Brasserie Restaurant with a full hot

breakfast and 3 course evening

dinner with choice of menu. No lift

at the hotel – some ground floor

rooms – subject to availability.

RECOMMENDED HOTEL

Torquay & Dartmoor National Park

Blessed with a balmy climate and famous for its palm trees,

it's easy to see why Torquay has attracted visitors since

Victorian times. There is stunning scenery along the coast

road and historic towns are dotted throughout the region.

Torquay was the birthplace of Agatha Christie with many of her novels

drawing inspiration from the town and local landscape. The traditional

harbour and stylish Princess Pier marina area offer the town a

continental atmosphere, with a growing selection of eateries to

sample. Stroll along the attractive waterfront esplanade to the new

Abbey Sands leisure development and enjoy al fresco dining or a drink

overlooking Torbay. It is certainly worth exploring the newly refurbished

Illuminated Royal Terrace Gardens with wonderful views from the top.

Delighted to be returning to one of our most consistently highly rated

hotels – the 3* Headland Hotel.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Fri 7th June 2019 4 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £275

Single Supplement £nil

4 Days

Only

£275

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point (approx 8.30/9.30am)

we have refreshment stops as required

before arriving at the hotel midafternoon.

Time to settle in and perhaps

take a stroll before dinner. Evening

entertainment every night of your stay.

DAY 2: Superb day out today as we are

joined by our excellent local guide who

will be showing us the best parts of

Dartmoor National Park. A beautiful

landscape dotted with towns and

villages – all with a tale to tell.

DAY 3: Lovely local excursion today as

we head to nearby Babbacombe. We

drop on the clifftop which offers

panoramic ocean views. Find a bench to

enjoy the view, grab a coffee in one of

the café bars or why not head down to

Oddicombe Beach on the Cliff Railway.

Return to the hotel for time at leisure.

DAY 4: We head home in the morning

and have a stop for lunch on route

before arriving back in the local area

around 3.00/4.00pm.

Headland Hotel HHH

One of the highest rated 3* Hotels

in Torbay by the AA. Boasting

splendid sea views from many of the

bedrooms, the hotel stands in two

acres of grounds overlooking

Meadfoot Bay. The hotel has

become a firm favourite with

Highcliffe Coach Holiday customers

over the years and offers a very

good standard of accommodation

and cuisine. Facilities include a

wonderful new spa & sauna,

spacious lounges, bars and a lovely

reception foyer area where you can

relax in leather sofas with a coffee.

All rooms have ensuite bathroom,

TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making and

hairdryer. There is superb

entertainment every night in the

Hydro Suite Cabaret ballroom and

an elegant restaurant with a 5

course choice of menu dinner and

Full English Breakfast. Passenger lift

to most rooms.

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BRITISH HOLIDAYS


Liverpool & Chester

5 Days

Only

£289

Liverpool has become a firm favourite with our customers.

Liverpool will surprise you – and in a nice way! With the

largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere

outside of the Capital, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at

the very heart of the city and the revitalised waterfront area.

The city centre blends grand old buildings with cutting-edge

modern design.

There are a host of destinations to discover in the city - we have

included a coach tour of the city, a ‘Ferry cross the Mersey!’ trip and

time to enjoy the attractions, shops, restaurants and bistros. Liverpool

also has fantastic nightlife to suit everyone with your city centre hotel

offering the chance to make the most of your holiday!

And we haven’t even mentioned The Beatles, Football, Richard & Judy

(eek), Billy Fury........

Itinerary

DAY 1: Departing your local pick-up

point in the morning (approx.

7.00/8.00am), we travel to Liverpool

with comfort stops on route. Continuing

to arrive at our hotel in the centre of the

city late afternoon.

DAY 2: Today we shall be joined by our

excellent local guide for a city

orientation and history tour before we

head down to the lovely waterfront area

near the iconic Liver building. From here

we have included a trip on one of the

famous Mersey Ferries with

commentary. Rest of the day free.

DAY 3: Today we leave the city and

make the short journey to one of

England’s historical gems. Chester is

only 40 minutes away and with over

2000 years of history to explore, there is

plenty to see.

DAY 4: Free day for you to enjoy the

city and hotel.

DAY 5: We head home stopping on

route for comfort breaks before arriving

back in the local area around

4.00/5.00pm.

Aloft Liverpool Hotel

This wonderful city centre hotel is

housed in the iconic Grade II-listed

Royal Insurance Building, which has

been sympathetically converted

retaining some stunning original

Victorian features. Located in the

heart of the city in the Dale Street

district, it’s an excellent base to

explore from and a joy to return to.

With a beautiful contemporary

interior in the grand public areas,

the bedrooms also benefit from

modern fixtures and fittings with

large comfortable beds, walk in

shower, hair dryer and tea/coffee

making facilities. Holiday price is on

a Bed & Hot Breakfast basis. Within

the hotel is also the superb NYL Bar

& Restaurant. Inspired by New York,

NYL offers an exciting mix of

modern food and expertly mixed

cocktails all in lovely surroundings.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL

– LIMITED AVAILABILITY

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 3rd June 2019 5 days Bed & Breakfast £289

Mon 19th Aug 2019 5 days Bed & Breakfast £289

Single Supplement £80

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BRITISH HOLIDAYS


Lincoln, Burghley House & Aviation Heritage

5 Days

Only

£339

© The Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial

Superb break to Lincoln - a wonderful destination for a holiday

with a beautiful historic city centre, a world-renowned

cathedral and a superb rejuvenated waterfront area.

Lincolnshire is an outstanding area of ever-changing

landscapes and exciting scenery, shaped by a rich heritage,

passionate people and intriguing traditions. We have included

entrance to a selection of some the best destinations in the

county- the stunning Burghley House, the newly opened

International Bomber Command Centre and RAF Scampton -

home to 617 ‘Dambusters’ squadron and now the Red Arrows.

And we haven’t forgotten to allow free time to explore Lincoln

– easy from our city centre hotel on the waterfront.

A fantastic experience. We hope you can join us!

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your local pick up point around 8.00am, we have comfort

stops on route before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Time for a stroll around

the waterfront before or after dinner.

DAY 2: A great day out exploring the aviation heritage of the county. After

breakfast we head to the new International Bomber Command Centre which

overlooks Lincoln City and includes a 31 metre tall memorial spire and walls that

feature the names of all those who lost

their lives. The centre has been warmly

welcomed by the public. Entrance to

the exhibition included. After lunch we

head on to RAF Scampton. Still an

active base, and current home to the

Red Arrows, this was the home base for

617 ‘Dambusters’ squadron. We shall be

escorted on a guided tour of the

excellent museum on the base. Photo

driving license/passport required for

entrance to the base!

DAY 3: Memorable day today as we

head south to visit Burghley House. One

of the finest country estates in the entire

country, Burghley is one of the largest

and grandest houses of the Elizabethan

age. Inside there are eighteen

magnificent State Rooms, a huge

collection of art including fine 17th

century Italian paintings and an amazing

collection of Japanese ceramics. The

house is surrounded by Capability

Brown parkland, wonderful gardens and

a deer park. Entrance included.

DAY 4: A day at leisure today. The

position of the hotel allows easy access

to the city centre - the magnificent

Cathedral is only a 15 minute walk away.

Check out Steep Hill which leads up to

the cathedral - an historic cobbled street

lined with lovely shops.

DAY 5: We leave the hotel and have

comfort stops as required and a stop for

lunch before arriving back in the local

area around 4.30/5.30pm and returning

to your local drop off point.

Holiday Inn Lincoln Waterfront

Superbly situated on the

rejuvenated and stylish Brayford

Wharf area in the centre of the city,

the hotel is surrounded by a range

of restaurants and bars along the

waterfront - great for an evening

stroll. We are very glad to be

returning to this hotel. All the

attractions of the city are within an

easy 15 minute walk. The informal

restaurant has splendid views over

the marina and offers a superb hot

buffet breakfast and 3 course

evening meal with choice of menu.

There is even a Starbucks Coffee

House in the hotel! You can be

assured of a high level of service

from this highly rated hotel. All

rooms have been refurbished and

offer bright, clean decor with quality

ensuite bathroom, Satellite TV,

tea/coffee maker. Passenger lift.

GREAT LOCATION FOR A FUN

CITY BREAK

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 13th June 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £339

Single Supplement £99

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BRITISH HOLIDAYS


Italy – Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo

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IHOME COLLECT

8 Days

Only

£715

Situated on the beautiful Ligurian Riviera which adjoins the

French Cote D’Azur on the Mediterranean, the Italian Riviera

of Flowers combines the very best of a classical sightseeing

tour with the pleasures of a really relaxing beach holiday.

This magnificent picturesque coastline blends the colourful

promenade atmosphere of the Mediterranean with

delightful beaches and yachting marinas.

Diano Marina is a beautiful resort set in a sweeping bay with safe sandy

beaches and offers an elegant atmosphere. You can enjoy a stroll along

the palm fringed promenades and spend hours exploring the shops,

restaurants and pavement cafes leading to the historic old town with its

labyrinth of cobbled streets and weekly market. A super destination for

a memorable holiday.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home around 6.00am we travel to our

hotel in the Dijon region of Burgundy in

France via the Eurotunnel with comfort

stops as required. Our hotel is the tried

and tested Kyriad Mirande - includes

evening meal. Good hotel

DAY 2: We depart after breakfast and

enjoy spectacular scenery as we head

down for our first look at the

Mediterranean - arriving at Diano

Marina mid evening with a warm

welcome from the hotel staff.

DAYS 3 to 6: During your stay in Diano

Marina we shall have 2 excursions which

are included in the price of the holiday.

Our superb local guide will join us for an

excursion to discover the Italian

coastline and historic towns of this

beautiful area. For the other excursion

we board the coach for a visit to the

Principality of Monaco and a chance to

see how the rich and famous live. The

remainder of your time is free to relax,

enjoy the sunshine, the friendly hotel

and the resort of Diano Marina.

DAY 7: Sadly we leave the

Mediterranean behind and begin the

journey home with plenty of comfort

stops as required before arriving at our

overnight hotel - again the Kyriad

Mirande at Dijon. Evening meal

included.

DAY 8: We head back for the mid

afternoon Eurotunnel. Continuing to be

dropped off at your home around

8.00pm by our home collection service.

Hotel Bellevue et Mediterranee

HHHH

The Hotel Bellevue et Mediterranee

in Diano Marina occupies a

magnificent position with its own

private beach and there is also a

swimming pool and large terrace

with plenty of sunbeds and seating.

This hotel has proven to be one of

our customers favourites. We have

been staying here for many years as

they offer outstanding levels of

service and care. The food is a

highlight - you will be served a large

choice of good quality food in the

restaurant whilst enjoying panoramic

views of the sea with the hotel

being well located for a stroll along

the promenade or into the shopping

area. All bedrooms have en suite

bathrooms with Satellite TV, phone,

air conditioning and safe. Passenger

lift.

Sea Facing Classic Room - £190

Sea Facing Superior Room - £240

Sea Facing

Superior Terrace Room - £285

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 9th June 2019 8 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £715

Single Supplement £110

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Isle of Man

6 Days

Only

£569

Located in the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man has

proven to be a huge hit with our customers. It’s a stunningly

beautiful island just 33 miles long and 13 miles wide. With a

wealth of heritage, rugged coastlines, soaring hills and quiet

beaches, it is not surprising that the Island has attracted

visitors for many years. The famous TT motorcycle races

bring hoardes of enthusiasts from all over the world for this

unique event, but the island also offers those seeking a

relaxing break a lovely holiday. Each of the main towns have

their own unique feature, from the iconic water wheel, Lady

Isabella, in Laxey to the famous kipper curing activities in

Peel on the west coast. We have included many of the

highlights of the islands attractions and the services of a

local guide. Come along and discover somewhere new.

A very popular holiday.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 7.30/8.30am

we travel to the overnight 3*

Samlesbury Hotel near Preston with

comfort stops on route. Excellent quality

hotel with comfortable bedrooms and

helpful staff. Arriving at the hotel with

time to relax before dinner.

DAY 2: We leave the hotel after

breakfast and head for Heysham to

board the 2.15pm ferry crossing to

Douglas. Arriving at 5.45pm and

heading to our hotel in good time for

dinner.

DAYS 3 to 5: During our time on the

island we have 2 full day excursions

discovering many parts of the island

including a visit to the ‘Lady Isabella’,

the largest water wheel in the world, a

memorable train ride on the Snaefell

Mountain Railway, Peel - home of the

famous Manx kipper and a splendid

castle, Castletown including entrance to

Castle Rushen, one of the best medieval

castles and the Folk Museum at

Cregneash. Details will be finalised

nearer to departure but most entrance

fees will be included in the price of your

holiday. We also include a free day in

Douglas for you to relax in the locality of

the hotel. Plenty to see in the town –

enjoy the view or maybe visit the Manx

Museum, take a horse tram along the

promenade or stroll up Douglas Head to

the Camera Obscura.

DAY 6: Early breakfast before the

8.45am ferry back to England.

Continuing home with comfort stops as

required before arriving back in the local

area around 9.00pm.

Rutland Hotel HHH

This quality hotel has an excellent

position on the level Queens

Promenade in Douglas and enjoys

beautiful panoramic views over the

bay. Extensively renovated, the

hotel now enjoys a stylish interior

with modern comforts. Please note

due to the historic nature of the

hotel there are 9 steps up to the

entrance and some split levels in the

hotel. There is a lift to all floors. You

can relax and enjoy the views in the

comfortable lounge or bar. Dinner is

served in the stylish restaurant which

will be a choice of 3 courses plus

tea/coffee. For breakfast, there will

be an extensive hot buffet. All

bedrooms have en suite bathrooms

with shower only, TV, tea/coffee

facilities, hairdryer. Wi-Fi available.

GOOD QUALITY HOTEL – TRIED

& TESTED

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Tue 11th June 2019 6 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £569

Fri 6th Sept 2019 6 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £569

Single Supplement £70

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BRITISH HOLIDAYS


© Flickr - Aurelien Guichard

Treasures of Kent, Canterbury and the Thanet Coast

5 Days

Only

£379

Kent has so much to offer the visitor. From magnificent

castles and houses embedded in to the very heart of

England’s history, to towns and cities which have influenced

world events over the years - it is perhaps the county which

has the most to offer in the whole of Britain.

This holiday enjoys a varied itinerary with visits to world famous cities,

charming coastal towns and resorts, a visit to a hidden gem of a

garden plus a wonderful trip on a heritage trainline. We pass through

lovely countryside on route to our excursion destinations – Kent is

known as the 'Garden of England' due to its success in producing food

and drink, particularly fruit, hops and herbs, so look out for orchards,

pointy-roofed oast houses and windmills.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your local pick up point around 8.00/9.00am, we have a

lunch stop in the historic centre of Guildford before arriving at the hotel midafternoon.

Settle in to the comfort of your room before dinner.

DAY 2: After breakfast we head for Canterbury. This historic destination is

dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, the oldest in England, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site which has played such an important part in world history as

the base for the Anglican Church. But there is much more to Canterbury, with

other ancient ruins such as the Castle

and a lovely cobbled centre to explore

on foot. For fun – we have included a

unique trip on the Great Stour River

around the city centre by large rowing

boat with a commentary pointing out

places of interest. Free time for the rest

of the day - returning to the hotel late

afternoon.

DAY 3: Travelling through the lovely

Kent countryside, we head for the

Thanet Coast in the North East of the

county. We visit Margate - the original

seaside resort which has undergone

huge regeneration over the last few

years. The opening of the acclaimed

ultra-modern Turner Contemporary

gallery, prominently located on the

seafront, has put a stamp on the town.

Take a walk along the Harbour Arm and

enjoy the café culture and tempting

retro shops. After lunch we head along

the coast to nearby Broadstairs. This

characterful resort was once the home

of Charles Dickens and boasts a

beautiful wide beach and plenty of old

taverns, shops and cafes. Lovely place

to explore.

DAY 4: Wonderful day today as we

head to the lovely town of Tenterden –

one of the most picturesque in Kent.

We board one of the heritage trains of

the Kent and East Sussex Railway for a

return trip through beautiful countryside

including a wonderful view of Bodiam

Castle. One of the best railways in the

country. Returning for free time in the

town before heading for Godinton

House & Gardens. This delightful

Jacobean house is surrounded by 12

acres of tranquil gardens and ancient

parkland. A marvellous way to finish

Ashford International Hotel HHHH

Part of the prestigious Q Hotel

group, this four-star hotel is well

located to visit the county’s

attractions and offers a high-quality

experience for the traveller.

Beautifully decorated throughout in a

modern contemporary style, you can

be assured of high levels of comfort,

facilities and service. Enjoy the

relaxing atmosphere of the spacious

public areas. Head for the Quench

Bar and take a few moments to relax

with a drink and newspaper. Or why

not enjoy a swim in the superb

Health Club? Meals are served in the

stylish Horizon Restaurant with a

contemporary twist on traditional

dishes – 3 course dinner with choice

of menu with an extensive breakfast

menu on offer. All bedrooms are

comfortably furnished with modern

en-suite facilities including bath and

shower, Tea and coffee making

facilities, hairdryer, TV and air

conditioning. Free Wi-Fi throughout.

Passenger lift.

OUTSTANDING HOTEL –

RECOMMENDED.

your holiday in Kent. Price includes entrance to gardens only & train fare.

DAY 5: We head home with a stop for lunch in historic Chichester. Arriving back

to your local pick up point around 3/4.00pm.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 16th June 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £379

Single Supplement £99

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BRITISH HOLIDAYS


Ireland – Kingdom of Kerry

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IHOME COLLECT

7 Days

Only

£679

Set amidst the stunning scenery of south-west Ireland,

Killarney provides the perfect location for a fantastic holiday.

This pretty resort’s quaint side streets are bursting with

traditional pubs, quality restaurants and colourful shops.

Kerry has always offered visitors a great diversity of scenery,

culture, leisure activities, ancient history and folklore. The

captivating allure of this mountainous area has an abundance

of natural beauty, enriched by sub-tropical flora flourishing in

an unusually warm and temperate climate. It’s not hard to

see why this area is so popular.

Our holidays to the area have always been very popular. This year we

are staying at the 4* Killarney Towers Hotel which is located in the

centre of town. Our local guide who joins us for the fantastic excursions

around the ‘Ring of Kerry’ and ‘Dingle Peninsula’ will keep you amused

whilst they tell tales of local folklore and the area’s history. Please book

early to secure your place!

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home in the morning (6.00am approx.)

we travel to Pembroke in West Wales

with refreshment stop on route before

boarding the 2.45pm Ferry to Rosslare.

Docking at 6.45pm we continue to

arrive in the beautiful city of Waterford

at around 8.30pm for our overnight stop

at the excellent Dooley’s Hotel on the

waterfront. Evening meal included.

DAY 2: After breakfast we depart the

hotel and continue to Killarney, arriving

at the hotel late afternoon.

DAY 3: A day in Killarney. Your

driver/courier will organise an optional

excursion by horse Jaunting Carts

around the town and through the

National Park to Lough Leane for a boat

trip on the lake. Absolutely beautiful

scenery from onboard with a typically

Irish commentary from the Captain!

Memorable day out. Extra charge for

boat & carts.

DAYS 4 & 5: Two full day excursions

with our local guide. The spectacular

Ring of Kerry drive around the Iveragh

Peninsula is one of Europe’s great

drives, travelling through spectacular

changing scenery - from dramatic ocean

views, to lush green valleys and

mountain passes. The Dingle Peninsula,

famously used in the iconic film ‘Ryan’s

Daughter’ offers more stunning scenery.

Includes time in the lovely town of

Dingle – if time permits head for fish ‘n’

chips at Reel Dingle Fish – amazing!

Killarney Towers Hotel HHHH

Situated in the heart of Killarney

town, this superb hotel offers

modern facilities in comfortable and

stylish surroundings – proven to be

an extremely popular hotel with our

customers. With a great position to

explore the town - the hotel also

boasts the lively O’Donoghues Bar

with some evening local

entertainment and leisure facilities

including a superb indoor swimming

pool. So, you can relax and really

enjoy your free time around the

hotel. In the contemporary

restaurant there is a 3-course

evening dinner - served buffet style

with a wide choice of menu plus tea

or coffee to follow. The spacious

bedrooms are finished to a very

high standard - very comfortably

appointed with modern facilities

including tea/coffee making. Lift to

all floors.

A HIGH-QUALITY HOTEL

DAY 6: After breakfast we depart Killarney and enjoy the lovely Irish scenery with

stops during the day before arriving at our overnight hotel – the excellent

Maldron Hotel on the outskirts of Wexford – evening meal included.

DAY 7: Departing the hotel we make the short 30 minute drive and board the

8.45am Irish Ferries ship from Rosslare (Breakfast included on board) - arriving in

Pembroke at 12.45pm. Comfort stops as required on our journey home - arriving

back and returned to your home around 7.30pm.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Tue 18th June 2019 7 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £679

Single Supplement £159

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5 Days

Only

£349

Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons

& Wye Valley

The beautiful scenery that lies between the River Severn and

the Welsh border remains an enchanting hidden corner of

Britain dominated by the rural heritage of the Forest of

Dean and the Wye Valley, one of the country’s most scenic

river landscapes. The itinerary includes some of the best

sights in the region with visits to historic towns, a charming

boat trip on the River Wye, wonderful scenery and much

more.

Based in the centre of the Forest of Dean, this tour delves into the

mystery, heritage and charm, that makes this region unique and a real

joy to uncover. Plenty to enjoy so come along for a lovely holiday away

with some of the best views in Britain.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 24th June 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £349

Single Supplement £nil

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point (approx. 9.00am), we

have a lunch stop in Marlborough

before arriving at the hotel mid

afternoon. Time to relax before dinner –

subject to minimum numbers there will

be entertainment after dinner on some

evenings during our stay.

DAY 2: Today we shall be joined by our

local guide for a tour of the Wye Valley

including a visit to the beautiful ruins of

Tintern Abbey on the banks of the Wye.

Plus, one of the highlights of our holiday

with a boat trip on the River Wye near

the spectacular horseshoe bend stretch

of Symonds Yat. Entrance + boat trip

included.

DAY 3: Great day out today with a visit

to the charming town of Ledbury – one

of the most attractive ‘black & white’

towns in the country. Also today enjoy

plenty of time in Hereford. This lovely

city on the River Wye has a vibrant

centre with a host of historic buildings

including the magnificent Cathedral

and plenty of pavement cafes and

coffee shops.

DAY 4: Spectacular scenery awaits

today as we are joined by our local

guide for a tour of the Brecon Beacons.

The historic Brecon Beacons National

Park is a beautiful area of the country

Bells Hotel HHH

Situated a short stroll in to the

pleasant town of Coleford, The Bells

Hotel offers the largest leisure

complex in the Forest of Dean. The

superb separate restaurant, bar and

lounge is just a few yards away and

serves a delicious hot buffet

breakfast, and evening meal with

choice of menu. Leisure facilities are

superb and include an 18 hole golf

course (club hire available), county

standard bowling green and short

mat bowls. All bedrooms are

comfortably furnished with en suite

bathrooms, TV, tea and coffee

making facilities, hairdryer and

telephone. Plenty of ground floor

rooms available. During our stay

there will be some evening

entertainment – subject to minimum

numbers.

VERY POPULAR HOTEL

with a rolling green landscape, waterfalls, characterful towns and an amazing

mountain skyline including the highest mountain in South Wales– Pen y Fan.

Wonderful day out.

DAY 5: After breakfast we head for the lovely town of Bath for lunch. Returning

back to the local area around 4.00/5.00pm.

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Harrogate, The Dales &

Fountain’s Abbey

The Victorian Spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire is a

delightful destination for a holiday and has proved to be

very popular with our customers. Surrounded by beautiful

countryside and charming historic towns, villages and

attractions it is not hard to see why the town has been voted

‘the happiest in Britain’.

With graceful Victorian architecture and beautiful floral public gardens

around the town, Harrogate is a great destination for a holiday with a

cosmopolitan feel. Dotted with pavement cafes, bars, tearooms

(including the famous Betty’s) and fashionable boutiques there is plenty

to enjoy during your stay. If you have time, head for the Turkish Baths &

Health Spa to enjoy a tour or maybe a treatment in this remarkable

building.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 24th June 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £369

Single Supplement £65

5 Days

Only

£369

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 7.30/8.30am,

we shall have a refreshment stop and a

stop for lunch before arriving at the

hotel late pm.

DAY 2: Fantastic day out as we head to

Fountain’s Abbey & Studley Royal Water

Garden. One of the National Trust’s

most popular destinations in the entire

country. The dramatic Abbey ruins at

Fountains are the largest monastic ruins

in the country, founded in 1132 by

Benedictine monks. Also on the site is

Studley Royal Water Garden. These

World Heritage gardens were created

by John and William Aislabie with

elegant ponds and cascades, bridges,

classical temples and statues. Stunning

destination. Please note that due to the

scale of the estate this excursion may

not be suitable for all. Entrance

included. £12 discount for NT members.

DAY 3: Day at leisure for you to relax,

enjoy the central location of the hotel to

explore all the many attractions of

Harrogate including some great shops,

plenty of places for lunch and the

beautiful public gardens.

DAY 4: Today we are joined by our local

guide for a tour of the wonderful

Yorkshire Dales – one of our most

popular days out anywhere! This is a

memorable experience - absolutely

stunning countryside and wonderful

views with charming villages.

Cairn Hotel HHH

Located only a 10 minute walk in to

town, the 3* Cairn Hotel is a

traditional Victorian style hotel

offering good standards of

accommodation, service and

cuisine. The 135 bedrooms all have

en-suite facilities, colour television,

direct dial telephone, tea & coffee

making facilities and trouser press.

The Windsor Restaurant offers a

choice of menu served by chefs at

the buffet, using local produce

where possible. The beautifully

refurbished lounge, foyer and bar

area with its classically styled decor

and leather sofas, offers a warm and

inviting place to relax. Passenger lift

to all floors.

GOOD QUALITY HOTEL

DAY 5: We leave the hotel and head home with a lunch stop before arriving back

in the local area around 4.00/5.00pm and returned to your drop off point.

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Warner – 3* Alvaston Hall

& Chester

Warner Leisure Adult only Hotels and Resorts have become

one of the most popular choices for a UK breakaway with

our customers. Quality accommodation, lovely locations,

delicious food and excellent entertainment and leisure

facilities. A Grade II listed Victorian property, Alvaston Hall is

a half-timbered country house - the perfect place to relax, or

use as a base for exploring the local area. Located just five

minutes from the Cheshire riverside town of Nantwich, this

wonderful hotel delivers a memorable experience with its

well-kept gardens and impressive historical features.

Having undergone considerable redevelopment and improvement over

the last few years you may choose to upgrade to some of the new

accommodation. Plenty of leisure activities in the day whilst in the

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 1st July 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £449

Single Supplement £nil

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5 Days

Only

£449

evening The Grove is a splendid

Cabaret Restaurant where the

entertainment comes right to your

table. Please book early!!

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

home around 7.00/8.00am we have

comfort stops as required including a

stop for lunch. Arriving at the hotel late

pm.

DAY 2: Memorable day out today. We

head to Chester – one of England’s most

historic cities, renowned for its

impressive city walls and history dating

back to the Romans and beyond.

Chester has a lovely riverside setting and

offers the visitor a huge choice of

experiences. Plenty of time here to enjoy

and we have also arranged for a river

cruise of the city. River cruise included.

DAY 3: A day at leisure today to relax

and enjoy the many facilities and

activities on offer at the hotel. With so

much on offer you can decide if you

want to try a new activity, stroll around

the grounds, enjoy a round of golf or

just sit and relax in the lounge or on the

terrace with a drink.

Alvaston Hall Hotel HHH

Set in the Cheshire countryside this

superb Warner complex has

undergone a massive £12.5 million

development making the facilities

and quality even better. There are

the usual superb Warner facilities

including heated indoor pool, sauna

and steam room. Have a drink or

some lunch in The Fountain Bar and

after dinner enjoy memorable

entertainment in the Grove Cabaret

Restaurant. Around the hotel there

are now beautifully landscaped

gardens with water features. The

comfortably furnished en-suite

bedrooms have TV, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities. Lift.

Room upgrades subject to

availability : Signature room - larger,

better equipped – £35 per person

for break.

DAY 4: In the morning we depart for an excursion to the superb National Trust

property – Little Moreton Hall. This quirky, iconic Tudor Manor House is an amazing

sight with lovely gardens to discover. Tea room on site. From here we head back to

the hotel, stopping on route in the town of Nantwich. The town has a

pedestrianised centre lined with historic wood beamed houses - lovely spot to stop

for a cup of tea. Entrance to Little Moreton included. NT members - £9.00 discount.

DAY 5: We travel home with comfort stops on route as required. Arriving back in

the local area around 4.00pm – returned to your home by our home collection

service.

Chatsworth House

& The Peak District

Come along and join our superb value holiday, enjoying

some of the finest scenery in the country with the highlight

being a visit to the amazing Chatsworth House (entrance

included!!).

Our good quality Holiday Inn is located 5 miles from the centre of

Sheffield with facilities including a 17 metre swimming pool. It’s an

ideal base to explore one of England’s most beautiful and historic areas

with rugged hills and lush farmland. During our stay we will be joined

by a tour guide for a fantastic excursion in to the Peak District including

the Spa town of Buxton and Bakewell.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 4th July 2019 4 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £245

Single Supplement £60

4 Days

Only

£245

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your local pick

up point around 7.30/8.30am we have

comfort stops as required before

arriving at the hotel late afternoon.

DAY 2: After a full English Breakfast we

depart to the impressive Chatsworth

House. The magnificent House and

Capability Brown landscaped gardens

are truly impressive with over 30 rooms

to explore, from the magnificent Painted

Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal

State Rooms, newly restored Sketch

Galleries and beautiful Sculpture

Gallery. The 105 acre garden provides

plenty to discover including the famous

waterworks, the 300 year old Cascade

and enormous gravity-fed Emperor

fountain. (Entrance included).

DAY 3: Superb day out today as we are

joined by a local guide for views of the

some of the best locations around

Britain’s first National Park including the

elegant Georgian Spa town of Buxton

and Bakewell.

DAY 4: Travel home with stops as

required - returning to the local area

around 5.00pm.

Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffield

This modern Holiday Inn is located 5

miles outside of Sheffield city centre

and offers spacious comfortable

rooms and an extensive leisure

centre. Facilities include a

welcoming foyer and lounge bar

with the highlight being the leisure

centre and a lovely 17 metre

swimming pool - available to you as

a guest. Your holiday includes a 3

course Table d’hote dinner and a full

english breakfast with plenty of

other choice if required. All

bedrooms are spacious and

comfortably furnished with en suite

facilities, tea/coffee making, colour

TV, telephone and wi-fi internet

access. Lift to all floors.

VERY WELL RECEIVED HOTEL

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Luxembourg & The Beautiful Moselle

6 Days

Only

£565

Surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany, the picturesque

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of Europe’s most

picturesque countries. This ever popular holiday is based in

the beautiful Luxembourg Ardennes, surrounded by wooded

valleys, rivers and vineyards. Our hotel is in the historic

medieval town of Vianden, lovely to explore on foot and

overlooked by a magnificent Castle - one of the largest

fortified castles west of the River Rhine. With a remarkable

history, Luxembourg has now become a financial powerhouse

and offers the visitor much to explore. During our stay we

visit the sophisticated Capital, with its mix of skyscrapers and

beautiful historic centre with fortifications and pop over the

border to visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Trier.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your local pick up point (5.45/6.45am approx.)

we board the Eurotunnel and arrive in France early afternoon. We continue

through France & Belgium in to Luxembourg, arriving early evening. After a long

journey relax in the comfort of the hotel.

DAY 2: Free day today to enjoy our lovely host town. Vianden is one of the most

picturesque towns in the country, so explore the medieval streets and head for

the fairytale castle by chair lift for spectacular scenery. Find somewhere nice for

lunch and enjoy relaxing in the hotel.

DAY 3: Great excursion today as we

head to one of our most popular

European destinations. Trier - Germany’s

oldest city, a beautiful town on the

banks of the Moselle River has a number

of UNESCO World Heritage sites to

enjoy. We shall be joined by a guide for

a 1 hour walking tour to see some of the

best city sights including the famous

Porta Nigra, one of the finest preserved

Roman city gates in Europe, the Main

Market, the Cathedral and the Church of

Our Lady, the Roman Imperial Throne

Room and Electoral Palace. Followed by

free time to enjoy. On our return to

Vianden enjoy the lovely scenery and

we also have a brief stop in the

picturesque town of Echternach.

DAY 4: Another highlight today as we

head to Luxembourg City. Stopping

near the historic centre where we are

joined by a local guide for a 2 hour

walking tour to discover attractions

including the Place a’Armes, Corniche,

Old Town and Grand Ducal Palace. Free

time afterwards to further explore and

find somewhere nice for lunch or a drink

before returning to the hotel late

afternoon. Guided tour included.

DAY 5: Mid morning we head north for

the short journey to the town of

Clervaux - lovely to explore with a

Castle full of history and the excellent

Battle of the Bulge Museum, a

magnificent Abbey overlooking the

town and historic streets and houses.

Hotel Belle Vue HHH

This modern 3 star hotel is well

situated within an easy walk of the

town centre and enjoys views of the

castle from many of the rooms and

the terrace. The staff are very

friendly and English speaking – very

popular with our customers. The

extensive Buffet Breakfast is served

in the brightly lit breakfast room and

in the evening there is a 3 course

evening meal. The menu is set - but

if you wish to have something

different the chef will offer an

alternative. No problem! Don’t be

shy! Facilities in the hotel include a

heated indoor swimming pool, a

welcoming bar and a large sun

terrace where you can enjoy a drink,

unwind and discuss the day. The

comfortable bedrooms all have ensuite

bathroom with shower or bath,

Flat screen TV and Free Wi-Fi.

Luxury Rooms available with

Balcony - From £50 per person

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL

DAY 6: After an early breakfast we head

home. Boarding the mid/late afternoon Eurotunnel with comfort breaks as

required. Arriving back in the local area around 7.00/8.00pm.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 7th July 2019 6 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £565

Single Supplement £90

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Scotland – Isle of Arran, Bute & The Ayrshire Coast

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7 Days

Only

£649

Fantastic holiday to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the West

of Scotland’s Ayrshire coast including visits to two stunning

islands and some amazing historic Castles & Houses.

Based in Irvine , on the coast - the town became a Royal Burgh during

the 1300s and is now a bustling town with a maritime history.

Attractions include The Scottish Maritime Museum, various parks

around the town with miles of pathways and some good shopping. The

broad sandy beach is typical of the region, quiet, lined by dunes and

offering panoramic views over to the Isle of Arran.

We have included some of the best attractions the region has to offer

including a day on the Isle of Arran, delve in to the legacy of Robert

Burns in Alloway, see the amazing Mount Stuart Mansion on the Isle of

Bute and much more…

Quality overnight hotel stops to break up the journey to Scotland for

your comfort. Book early to secure your seat.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your home by taxi around 7.30/8.30am we

travel to Preston in Lancashire for our overnight stay. Our overnight hotel is the

superb 4* Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland - choice of menu – no lift but ground

floor rooms available.

DAY 2: Lovely day travelling today as we continue north. We shall have an

extended stop for lunch on the way before arriving at the hotel mid/late

afternoon. Settle in before dinner – entertainment will be provided on two nights

of our stay.

DAY 3: Wonderful excursion today as we take the ferry from nearby Ardrossan

over to the Isle of Arran. Often described as Scotland in Miniature, Arran has a

bit of everything: mountains, forests, beaches, glens and you can't miss Goat Fell

Mountain as we approach on the ferry.

The island is also blessed with an

abundance of wildlife. We include a tour

of the island plus a trip to Brodick Castle

& Gardens for a peak at the ancient seat

of power. Entrance to castle included.

DAY 4: Fascinating day out with a visit

to the town of Alloway where Robert

Burns, perhaps the most famous Scot of

all, was born. There is an excellent

museum complex including a collection

of the poets works, the Burn’s

Monument plus the famous Brig o’

Doon bridge. Price includes entrance.

Afterwards we enjoy a drive along the

breathtaking coast road with views over

to Ailsa Craig, where the granite on the

island is mined for curling stones plus a

view of Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf

course complex!!

DAY 5: We head north for another ferry

this morning over to the beautiful Isle of

Bute. On to one of the finest mansions

we have ever visited, Mount Stuart. We

have a local connection to Mount Stuart

as Highcliffe Castle was designed for the

3rd Earl of Bute. This remarkable neogothic

mansion boasts impressive

architecture, lavish interiors with

spectacular art, extensive gardens and a

lovely café. Truly a destination with a

WOW factor. Price includes entrance.

DAY 6: We depart for our overnight

hotel today, stopping on route at the

beautiful Dumfries House, one of

Britain’s best kept heritage secrets

before arriving at our hotel near

Haydock. 4* Mercure Haydock Hotel -

choice of menu.

DAY 7: Continuing home with comfort

stops as required on route. Dropping off

at your home around 4.00/5.00pm by

our service.

Riverside Lodge Hotel HHHH

Based on the outskirts of Irvine, near

the Ayrshire coast, this modern 4*

hotel is excellently located to

explore the region. Formally a

Hallmark Hotel, the hotel has

undergone extensive refurbishment

to all public areas creating a stylish

and modern hotel with a lovely

atmosphere. Refurbishment to the

bedrooms is underway and will be

completed by Spring 2019. The new

contemporary Lounge Bar is

certainly a highlight of the hotel and

a great place to enjoy a drink and

discuss the days events in a large

armchair or comfortable sofa.

Perhaps enjoy a cocktail? In the

stylish restaurant you will be served

a selection of classic British cuisine -

3 course evening dinner with choice

of menu. The bedrooms feature tea

and coffee facilities, en suite

bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. All

rooms are elegantly decorated with

satin cushions and wooden

headboards. Other facilities include

hairdryer, free toiletries, WiFi and

iron. No lift but plenty of ground

floor rooms.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 7th July 2019 7 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £649

Single Supplement £120

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Honfleur & Monet’s Garden

5 Days

Only

£429

Honfleur has proved to be a very popular destination with

our customers over the years. This pretty port is very special,

situated on the mouth of The Seine and with a unique charm

that has attracted visitors for many years including the

famous impressionist painters. It’s a lovely destination for a

few days break away. We stay in the excellent Ibis Styles

Hotel which is ideally located in the centre of town and

offers comfortable accommodation - perfect for exploring

the town. We allow plenty of time in Honfleur to relax and

explore but there is also much more in the area to enjoy.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point (5.30/6.30am

approx.) we board the 8.30am ferry from

Poole to Cherbourg arriving in France at

1.45pm local time. We continue to

Honfleur, arriving around 4.30pm

DAY 2: A day at leisure for you to relax

and enjoy exploring the town. There is

an excellent land train which winds its

way through the town.

DAY 3: In the morning we depart to

Rouen - the capital of Normandy. We

have included a walking tour of the

wonderful historic city centre. Cobbled

streets lined with half-timbered houses,

magnificent churches and plenty of

pavement cafes and restaurants await

you. A real taste of France.

DAY 4: Today we have another superb

excursion to the amazing Claude

Monet’s House & Garden at Giverney.

Used as the canvas for many of his most

famous paintings you can see the

waterlilies, poppies and Japanese

Bridge - a great experience. (Entrance

included)

DAY 5: We leave in the morning and

head for Bayeux - a lovely Norman

town. Here you have the opportunity to

see the famous Bayeux Tapestry. (not

included) After lunch we head back to

Cherbourg for the 6.45pm ferry crossing

- arriving back in Poole at 10.00pm.

Returning back to your local pick up

point.

Ibis Styles Honfleur

Delighted to be returning to the Ibis

Styles Honfleur Hotel which we have

been staying in for many years.

Decorated in a modern continental

style, it is superbly situated in the

heart of the charming centre of

Honfleur, with the picturesque

harbour a 2 minute walk away. There

are many excellent and friendly

restaurants dotted around the

harbourside - something for

everyone. The 48 sound proofed

rooms offer en suite bathrooms,

Satellite TV, and hair dryer for your

comfort and convenience. Excellent

buffet breakfast served in the hotel.

Passenger lift to all floors.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY

OUR CUSTOMERS

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 8th July 2019 5 days Bed & Breakfast £429

Single Supplement £160

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Peak District & Lyme Park

5 Days

Only

£379

We are delighted to be returning to The Peak District - a

wonderful area to explore. The Peak District has become a

hugely popular destination as it offers magnificent scenery

and superb historic houses. We shall be joined by our local

guide for a fantastic day out exploring England’s first

National Park including the famous Snake Pass road. We

have also included entrance to the superb Lyme Park, one of

the National Trust’s premier destinations and excursions to

the Spa town of Buxton and Bakewell. Lovely countryside.

NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS - £10 DISCOUNT

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Sun 21st July 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £379

Single Supplement £99

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your

local pick up point around 7.30/8.30am

we have comfort stops as required and

a main stop for lunch before arriving at

the hotel late afternoon. On arrival, relax

with a complimentary tea or coffee.

DAY 2: After breakfast we have an

excursion visiting the lovely elegant

Georgian Spa town of Buxton with

plenty of time to explore and enjoy the

fine buildings and shops. We continue

with a beautiful drive to the historic

market town of Bakewell.

DAY 3: Superb day out today as we are

joined by a local guide for views of the

some of the best locations around

Britain’s first National Park. We shall try

to cover as much of the variety of

landscape in The Peak District as

possible, including the amazing Snake

Pass.

DAY 4: Excursion to Lyme Park.

Remember Colin Firth in BBC’s ‘Pride &

Prejudice’? The famous lake scene was

shot here! A glorious Edwardian house

surrounded by gardens and a huge

estate. (Entrance inc.)

DAY 5: We leave in the morning having

comfort stops as required - returning to

the local area around 5.00pm.

Shrigley Hall Hotel HHHH

Built in 1825 as the home of William

Turner, MP, Shrigley Hall is now a

beautiful 4* country house hotel in

the Peak District, set in 262 acres of

spectacular countryside and boasts

its own 18 hole championship golf

course. With 148 elegant bedrooms,

the building retains many of its

impressive original features such as

the elaborate painted domed

ceiling over the main grand

staircase. You can enjoy a drink in

the Courtyard Bar and in the

evening, there is a 3 course dinner

with choice of menu followed by

coffee. Superb leisure facilities

include an indoor swimming pool,

sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. All

bedrooms are very comfortable with

en suite bathrooms with Colour TV,

phone and tea/coffee making

facilities. Porterage included. Lift

but some stairs to bedrooms.

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brochure or visit our website.

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Historic York & Castle Howard

Few cities rival the historic splendour of York and it is no

wonder that it is one of our top selling destinations. Steeped

in history spanning 2000 years, York is a compact walled

riverside city home to world-class attractions including the

stunning York Minster. We stay within the medieval city walls

allowing you time to explore the historic centre and its many

attractions and cobbled streets lined with interesting and

original shops. Don’t miss The Shambles, perhaps the most

picturesque streets in England complete with overhanging

timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts. York

Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe is

also on the must do list.

In fact, add the excellent Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway

Museum and its easy to see why many of our customers choose to

spend all their time in the city! York – if you haven’t been – go.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 25th July 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £379

Single Supplement £89

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IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£379

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from home

by our service (approx. 7.30/8.00am) we

have comfort stops on route before

arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Settle

in to the hotel before your 3 course

evening meal followed by tea and coffee.

DAY 2: After breakfast we have arranged

for a leisurely walking tour of the city

centre which a local guide. The

remainder of the day is at leisure for you

to take advantage of the position of the

hotel and visit some of the attractions of

York. There is so much to see – York

Minster, walk the city walls, visit a

museum, art gallery or just relax in a café

bar and enjoy the atmosphere.

DAY 3: After breakfast we head off for a

morning visit to Harrogate. One of our

most popular excursion destinations –

this Victorian Spa Town is a touch of class

with its delightful architecture, shopping

arcades and parks. Returning to York

mid-afternoon.

DAY 4: A memorable excursion today

with a chance to visit Castle Howard.

One of the finest country estates in

Britain. This magnificent 18th Century

historic house is set within 1000 acres of

breathtaking parkland and gardens and

was the backdrop for Brideshead

Revisited and many more TV shows &

films. Discover the house at your own

Queens Hotel

We have been taking groups to The

Queens for many years. Ideally

situated on the banks of the River

Ouse in the heart of the city, the hotel

has been one of our most popular

locations. Just a short stroll over the

river and your York discovery begins

with all the major tourist attractions

within a 15 minute walk – many much

closer. The hotel has a Riverside Bar

& Lounge, perfect for a relaxing drink

before your 3 course dinner in the

restaurant with choice of menu. Good

standard of food at The Queens.

Over the last few years many

improvements have been made with

standards raised in the bedrooms

and public areas. All rooms have ensuite

bathrooms with power shower,

tea/coffee making facilities, colour

television, hairdryer and direct dial

telephone. Lift to all floors.

GUARANTEED RIVER VIEW

ROOMS – £40 PER ROOM

– 2 SHARING ONLY

pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture and interior - guides are on hand to

share stories of the house. Wonderful gardens and grounds to explore including

the awesome Atlas Fountain. Entrance included.

DAY 5: After breakfast we leave York and head home. Comfort stops taken on

route before returning to the local area around 4.00/5.00pm. Returned to your

home by our service.

Carmarthenshire, The Gower

& Brecon Beacons

One of our favourite UK destinations, probably because it

stirs up fond memories of our childhood family holidays.

Based in the historic town of Carmarthen we discover the

breathtaking landscape and highlights of Carmarthenshire,

the spectacular Gower Peninsula and head north into the

western Brecon Beacons. Carmarthen is one of the oldest

towns in Wales, pre-dating The Romans. Located on the

River Towy the town has many historic buildings including

the Guildhall, the castle ruins, churches and chapels and

pedestrianised streets to explore. Complementing its

history, Carmarthen also has a superb new shopping centre -

a town for everyone.

Some of the very best scenery in Britain. Book early!!

5 Days

Only

£349

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 25th July 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £349

Single Supplement £49

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your local pick

up point around 8.00am, we have

comfort stops on route before we arrive

at the hotel late afternoon.

DAY 2: We shall be joined by our local

guide for an excursion to the beautiful

Gower Peninsula. Jutting out in to the

Bristol Channel near Swansea, this

AONB is stunning. There are valleys,

standing stones and castles to discover,

with well known destinations such as

The Mumbles and the iconic Three Cliffs

Bay. A memorable day out to discover

some of Britain’s favourite beaches.

DAY 3: In the morning we head off to

the nearby National Botanic Garden of

Wales. Always popular, the 568 acres of

parkland has much to offer with

horticultural displays, flower meadows,

lakes and walks plus shops and cafes.

The Garden's centrepiece is the Great

Glasshouse designed by Norman Foster

– the largest single span greenhouse in

the world. Entrance included. Returning

to Carmarthen for free time.

DAY 4: Today we shall be joined by our

local guide again for a memorable

excursion as we travel north in to the

heart of Carmarthenshire and head over

in to the majestic Brecon Beacons

National Park for a full day adventure.

Passing through historic towns and

villages during the day with some of the

most stunning views in the country.

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel HHH

Returning to the friendly 3* Ivy Bush

Royal in Carmarthen. Ideally

situated only a 5 minute walk to the

shops, the hotel has always been a

popular destination with our

customers over the years. This

historic hotel was once a favoured

retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady

Hamilton and has an elegant

exterior. The hotel offers a stylish

contemporary interior design to a

good standard including the lovely

lounge and restaurant plus an

outdoor terrace to enjoy a drink. In

the restaurant, you will be served a

3 course dinner with choice of menu

featuring locally sourced ingredients

and in the morning, a full Welsh

breakfast. All bedrooms are

comfortable and have en suite

bathrooms, Colour TV, telephone

and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift.

Free WiFi.

DAY 5: We depart the hotel and head

home. Stopping for comfort stops

before you are returned to your local collection point around 4.30pm.

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County Durham & Beamish Museum

Located in the heart of North East England, Durham City is a

historic jewel at the heart of the region and the proud capital

of County Durham. The city is looped by the River Wear

which encircles the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durham

Cathedral and Castle. The county has many attractions

including the award winning Beamish Museum which

explores the mining & industrial heritage of the region.

To the west, the Durham Dales is made up of Teesdale and Weardale

and is a peaceful, rich and varied landscape of moors, hills and valleys

dotted with picturesque villages and market towns including the

charming town of Barnard Castle and the amazing Bowes Museum. A

marvellous destination for a lovely holiday.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 29th July 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £409

Single Supplement £80

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

5 Days

Only

£409

Itinerary

DAY 1: Collected from your home around

7.00am by our service, we have

refreshment stops as required before

arriving at the hotel early evening.

DAY 2: In the morning we will arrange for

a walking tour of the city centre which is

around a 10/15 minute walk away from

the hotel. Followed by a day at leisure

and plenty of time to explore this

Heritage city. And there is much to see -

Durham Cathedral is a breathtaking

example of Romanesque architecture and

one of the finest Norman buildings in the

world. Close by stands Durham Castle –

which is now part of the University.

Durham has a lovely atmosphere –

wonderful cobbled streets, lined by

interesting shops, plenty of coffee shops

and a network of riverside walks.

DAY 3: A superb day today as we are

joined by our local guide for an enjoyable

commentary as we travel through

dramatic scenery. We head for the town

of Barnard Castle and visit Bowes

Museum (included). This remarkable

French Chateau style building is quite a

shock to see in Northern Britain –

absolutely stunning with a highly

regarded collection of European art.

From here we continue for a tour of the

wonderful Durham Dales. A memorable day out.

Radisson Blu Durham HHHH

This quality, sleek modern hotel is

located on the river front in the city

centre with views over the city and

high levels of accommodation,

facilities and service. Collage

Restaurant enjoys lovely views over

the city and offers a delicious array

of British dishes for dinner – 3

courses with a choice of menu. In

the morning, enjoy the Super

Breakfast Buffet, an extensive

selection of hot and cold items to

start the day. Unwind at the Pace

Health Club & LimeHouse Spa in the

hotel which offers a large indoor

swimming pool, gymnasium and a

range of treatments. The stylish

spacious bedrooms all have flatscreen

plasma television with

satellite channels, Free Wi Fi,

tea/coffee facilites, iron and lovely

ensuite bathrooms. Lifts to all floors.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL

DAY 4: Excursion to the award-winning Beamish Living Museum. Experience a real

sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in Georgian, Victorian

and Edwardian times. Always a really popular destination with our customers

(Entrance included)

DAY 5: Sadly we depart the hotel after breakfast and journey home with

refreshment stops on route. Returning to the local area around 6.00pm - returned

to your home by our service.

5 Days

Only

£329

North Devon’s Beautiful Coast

Superb value holiday whilst enjoying some of the finest

scenery to be had, anywhere in Britain. The dramatic,

rugged coastline of the North Devon Coast, where the cliffs

seem to dive in to the sea is quite stunning and on a clear

day you can see over to South Wales. There are some terrific

excursion destinations to explore, all with lovely countryside

to see on route. We stay in the centre of Ilfracombe, a town

which has received a noticeable boost in the last few years

largely credited to the arrival of artist, Damian Hirst who

lives nearby. His giant 20 metre sculpture, Verity, has led to

several galleries in the town and some lovely restaurants,

bars and cafes around the authentic fishing harbour.

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 29th July 2019 5 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £329

Single Supplement £nil

Itinerary

DAY 1: Departing your local pick-up

point in the morning (approx. 8.30am),

we travel to Ilfracombe stopping for

lunch before arriving mid/late afternoon.

Day 2: Lovely day out with a National

Trust property (£10 discount for

members). We head first to Arlington

Court, a delightful house set in

extensive parkland with lovely gardens

including peacocks! Time here to enjoy

your surroundings including the

excellent carriage museum - one of the

largest collections in the country. Lovely

place and entrance included. We

continue from here with a scenic journey

to Lynmouth - a lovely spot on the

seafront.

Day 3: After a quick stop to see the

amazing beach at Woolacombe we

head on for a short excursion to

Barnstaple. The largest town in North

Devon with an amazing history - still a

thriving centre with a traditional Pannier

Market and good shopping. Returning

to Ilfracombe for free time.

Day 4: Lovely excursion to RHS

Rosemoor Gardens. These superb

gardens are set out over 65 acres with a

variety of different temperate zones to

discover. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of

the cafes - always proved to be a

popular destination. Entrance fee

included. Afterwards we stop in the

Osborne Hotel

This friendly family run hotel is in the

centre of Ilfracombe, just a few

minutes level walk to the shops and

harbour where you can enjoy a drink

or bite to eat in the cafe/bars. The

hotel enjoys excellent reviews and

has become a firm favourite with our

customers. Being family run, it offers

high levels of service and care and

you know all the staff are trying to

ensure your stay is the best

possible. In the evening have some

fun in the Bar Lounge with a variety

of entertainment during our stay. All

rooms are comfortably furnished

with en-suite bathroom, TV,

tea/coffee making and hairdryer. In

the lovely ground floor restaurant,

you will be treated to some

excellent food with choice of menu

and Full English Breakfast.

Passenger lift to all rooms.

TOP VALUE AND HIGHLY

RECOMMENDED

town of Bideford, beautifully located on the River Torridge - enjoy the views and

grab a drink. RHS Member discount - £7

Day 5: We head home with a lunch stop on route. Arriving back in the local area

around 3.00/4.00pm.

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The Rhine in Flames – An Incredible Spectacle on the Water

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

7 Days

Only

£1249

It’s not hard to see why river cruising has been and remains

so very popular. It’s a great way to relax, enjoy the sounds

and nature of the river and soak up beautiful scenery. As

well as countryside, you’ll pass through historic towns and

cities along the way plus enjoy time on shore at various

places of interest.

Every year over 150,000 people flock to the beautiful banks of The

Rhine for the country’s largest firework display. Situated at one of the

most scenic spots along the Rhine, between Boppard and Klobenz this

wonderful event sees the river valley bathed in fire – an amazing

spectacle. Following the success and popularity of our River Cruises in

conjunction with Croisi Europe Cruises – one of the premium brands in

the market, we have secured space on this cruise for 2019. Places are

strictly limited with upgrades available. Modern cruise boats offer

excellent quality accommodation and facilities.

Our itinerary, with a stop each way in an excellent quality hotel ensures

relaxed travel days.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your home around 7.00am we travel to

Folkestone for our lunchtime Eurotunnel to France. Travelling through the

countryside to our overnight hotel stop on the outskirts of Lens. Excellent quality

Novotel 4* Hotel with all the comforts of a modern hotel. 3 course evening meal

included.

DAY 2: After breakfast we continue to the beautiful ancient city of Strasbourg on

the border with Germany where we board the excellent MS Gerard Schmitter.

After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail.

After dinner on board we have included the optional visit to Strasbourg's Old

Town by river boat (subject to availability). We'll start cruising in the night.

DAY 3: STRASBOURG - BOPPARD - THE RHINE IN FLAMES - KOBLENZ

This morning will be spent sailing, reaching Boppard at the end of the afternoon.

We'll set out on a discovery tour of the old town with our hostess. Over dinner,

we'll follow the convoy of boats forming a line from Boppard to Koblenz. What

follows is an unforgettable magical evening. The Romantic Rhine in Flames

bursts into flames, creating a spectacular and fairy-tale like atmosphere. We'll

reach Koblenz in the night.

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DAY 4: KOBLENZ - THE ROMANTIC RHINE VALLEY - RÜDESHEIM

We'll cruise along the most beautiful stretch of the Romantic Rhine between

Koblenz and reaching Rüdesheim late afternoon. We have included an excursion

with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train with

breathtaking view of the Rhine, followed by a tasting! Afterwards, we visit a

fascinating Museum of Mechanical Instruments before free time to stroll through

the streets of Rüdesheim ambling down the famous Drosselgasse, before making

your own way back to the boat. After dinner, relax or head back to the

Drosselgasse with its numerous live bands and cafes.

DAY 5: RÜDESHEIM - MANNHEIM

We'll spend the morning cruising towards Mannheim. Upon arrival, we have

included an optional excursion to discover Heidelberg with views of the beautiful

castle and a chance to walk through the lovely gardens. Includes free time to

wander through the streets and shops before returning to the coach. Return on

board. Tonight, is a special gala dinner evening. We'll sail to Strasbourg through

the night.

DAY 6: STRASBOURG

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Strasbourg at

9:00 a.m. We board the coach and head back to Lens to once again stay in the

Novotel – 3 course evening meal included.

DAY 7: We depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the Eurotunnel.

Continuing home to arrive back in the local area around 4.00/5.00pm. Returned

to your home by our home collection service.

What’s Included?

Overnight hotels include 3 course evening meal and breakfast

On the boat

• All meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day

• Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from special lists)

• Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess

• Welcome cocktail

• Gala Dinner

• All port fees

We have included all excursions as detailed worth £97!!!!

All excursions operated by Croisi Europe.

A member of Highcliffe Coach Holidays staff will be onboard.

Due to the nature of river travel some excursion details may be adjusted or

amended. If this occurs there will be no refund for these changes. Although all

efforts will be made to run the itinerary as above - some changes may be made

due to water levels.

CroisiEurope © Paul Hilbert

MS Gerard Schmitter HHHH

Built in 2012 and named after

the founder of Croisi Europe,

the MS Gerard Schmitter is one

of the premium ships in the

fleet. Offering maximum

comfort with its large common

areas and two bar lounges. Not

forgetting its large outdoor

terrace where you can relax and

take in all the beautiful scenery

as you glide down the river. With 3 decks and at 110 m in length, the ship has

88 cabins spread over the levels and is bright and airy with a stylish interior

décor. If you need any help, it is always on hand at the reception where there is

also a gift shop. Relax on the large sundeck with plenty of seats to lay in the sun

and enjoy a drink on the terrace or in the lounge bar. Food during your cruise is

an absolute highlight; delicious refined French cuisine for your evening meals

with choice, complemented by specially selected wines and an extensive self

serve breakfast. All served in the beautiful restaurant. All cabins have window

views with either twin or double beds, bathroom with shower, satellite TV,

hairdryer, safety deposit box and air conditioning. Passenger lift.

MIDDLE DECK SUPPLEMENT - £100 PER PERSON

UPPER DECK SUPPLEMENT - £115 PER PERSON

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Thu 8th Aug 2019

Single Supplement £380

7 days

Full Board on Boat -

Dinner Bed & Breakfast in

overnight hotels

£1249

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Burgundy to The Camargue – Rhone River Cruise

ON SERVICE •

IHOME COLLECT

10 Days

Only

£1999

© Olivier Duquesne_Flickr

It’s not hard to see why river cruising has been and remains

so very popular. It’s a great way to relax, enjoy the sounds

and nature of the river and soak up beautiful scenery. As

well as countryside, you’ll pass through historic towns and

cities along the way plus enjoy time on shore at various

places of interest.

Our River Cruises in conjunction with Croisi Europe Cruises – one of

the premium brands in the market, have proven to be extremely

successful and popular. Places are strictly limited and some upgrades

are available on this modern cruise boat, which offers premium quality

accommodation and facilities.

We’re delighted to have secured space on this superb cruise along the

Rhône and Soane Rivers in central southern France. The cruise travels

through some of the most beautiful and best preserved landscapes in

France. We have included the superb Classic Excursion package in the

price of your holiday with a visit to a vineyard, beautiful ancient walled

towns and France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon.

Our itinerary, with a stop each way in an excellent quality hotel ensures

relaxed travel days.

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your home around 7.00am we travel to

Folkestone for our lunchtime Eurotunnel to France. Travelling through the

countryside to our overnight hotel stop on the outskirts of Lens. Excellent quality

Novotel 4* Hotel with all the comforts of a modern hotel. 3 course evening meal

included.

DAY 2: After breakfast we continue south through the beautiful changing

scenery of France to the great city of Lyon. Regarded as ‘the’ gastronomic centre

of France, Lyon is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a

UNESCO World Heritage Site. We board the superb MS Camargue in the early

evening. After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet the crew at a welcome

cocktail. After dinner on board there will be an evening of entertainment.

DAY 3: LYON - MACON

Today we have included a guided visit of the city. Starting with a coach tour with

sights including the remarkable Fourvière Basilica and the ruins of the old Roman

forum. Followed by a walking tour of Lyon's Old Town - discover the "traboules”,

types of passageways that are typical of the city. Free time in the Saint Jean

district, in the heart of the Old Town before we return on board for lunch. This

afternoon we cruise towards Mâcon. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing.

DAY 4: MACON - VIENNE

After breakfast we leave by coach with our guide to the Cluny Abbey. Founded

in 910, this ancient Benedictine abbey extended a widespread influence on all

medieval Europe. The church was the largest in all of western Christianity until

Saint Peter's Basilica was built in Rome. We'll return on board and spend the

afternoon cruising. After dinner, enjoy an evening of entertainment before we

arrive in Vienne later this evening.

DAY 5: VIENNE - ARLES

A fascinating walking tour of Vienne this morning, during which you will discover

this Roman city’s rich heritage. With a history dating back more than 2000 years,

discover the sights including the Roman Antique Theatre, one of the largest in

the Roman empire, the Temple of Augustus and Livia and the Cathedral of St

Maurice. Returning to the boat and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner

and an evening of entertainment.

DAY 6: ARLES, THE CAMARGUE

After breakfast we include a guided tour of Arles by foot. So much to see in this

amazing town with a remarkable history. Van Gogh was drawn to the beauty of

the sun-baked buildings, painting over 200 canvases of the town. During the tour

we see the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Theatre, St Trophimus square and

much more. We then depart by coach towards Tarascon to visit an olive oil farm

with the opportunity to taste the products. Return to Arles by coach. This

afternoon we head off to discover the Camargue including a visit to a "manade"

(horse breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.

We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of traditional Provençal

entertainment.

DAY 7: ARLES - AVIGNON - VIVIERS

In the morning we have a guided tour of the old town of Avignon including the

famous Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a

testimony to the city's heritage. Another wonderful destination to explore.

Returning to the boat and spend the afternoon cruising to Viviers. We have

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included a walking tour with a guide bringing the many beautiful old buildings to

life. Return to the boat on foot.

DAY 8: VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON

This morning will be spent cruising. We have included an excursion to Tournon in

the heart of the Rhone Valley and at the gates of Provence. We'll begin our visit

on foot passing all the main tourist attractions of the town, including the historic

monuments and shopping areas. At the foot of the castle, enjoy a pleasant walk

along the streets and alleys of the historic centre. The tour will end with a tasting

of regional products and wines. Return on foot to the boat at your own pace.

Tonight is the gala dinner. During the night the ship cruises towards Lyon.

DAY 8: LYON

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. We

board the coach and head back to Lens to once again stay in the Novotel – 3

course evening meal included.

DAY 9: We depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the Eurotunnel.

Continuing home to arrive back in the local area around 4.00/5.00pm. Returned

to your home by our home collection service.

© Winston Mcleod_Flickr

What’s Included?

Overnight hotels include 3 course evening meal and breakfast

On the boat

• All meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day

• Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from special lists)

• Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess

• Welcome cocktail

• Gala Dinner + entertainment as listed

• All port fees

We have included all excursions as detailed worth £280!!!!

All excursions operated by Croisi Europe.

A member of Highcliffe Coach Holidays staff will be onboard.

Due to the nature of river travel some excursion details may be adjusted or

amended. If this occurs there will be no refund for these changes. Although all

efforts will be made to run the itinerary as above - some changes may be made

due to water levels.

MS Camargue HHHH

This classic ship has a new

look, after its complete

renovation in 2015 with

spacious cabins and a bright,

modern décor – the MS

Camargue is one of the

premium ships in the fleet.

Capable of hosting 104

passengers in 54 cabins, this cosy ship is set over 2 decks with a large lounge

bar, lovely restaurant and sundeck with plenty of seats to lay in the sun and

enjoy a drink. Food during your cruise is an absolute highlight; delicious refined

French cuisine for your evening meals with choice, complemented by specially

selected wines and an extensive self serve breakfast. All served in the beautiful

restaurant. All cabins are above the waterline and have good views with either

twin or double beds, bathroom with shower, satellite TV, hairdryer, safety

deposit box and air conditioning. No lift but only two decks.

UPPER DECK SUPPLEMENT - £160 PER PERSON

© CroisiEurope

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Mon 9th Sept 2019

Single Supplement £535

10 days

Full Board on Boat -

Dinner Bed & Breakfast in

overnight hotels

£1999

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Austrian Tyrol – St Anton & Silvretta Pass

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8 Days

Only

£685

St. Anton is the world famous skiing resort, located 1300

metres above sea level in the scenic Arlberg region of the

Western Tyrol. The village is renowned for its hospitality and

Tyrolean traditions and it is ideally located to discover the

amazing scenery of the area.

Our regular holidays to the Sporthotel in the centre of town have

proved to be very popular over the years. In the summer months the

skiers are replaced by walkers, climbers and nature lovers who come to

enjoy the pure mountain air, lush pastures, wooded valleys and

traditional alpine scenery. Our holiday includes some great excursions

seeing some fantastic scenery with a local guide - a visit to Innsbruck in

the very heart of The Alps plus a very memorable day through the

Silvretta Pass.

This year our stay coincides with the Almabtrieb – The Alpine Cattle

Drive and Country Festival in St Anton. Fantastic spectacle as the

animals are led down from the mountains, through the town to the

lower pastures with the locals in traditional costume, bands playing and

a celebration in the main square. Our excursion days may alter when

details are known.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY OUR CUSTOMERS

Itinerary

DAY 1: After being collected from your home by our service around 6.00/7.00am

we travel to the Eurotunnel and on to our good quality hotel in northern France

with comfort stops on route. Evening meal included.

DAY 2: We leave the hotel after breakfast and have comfort stops as required,

arriving in St. Anton early evening. For the duration of your holiday you will

receive a St. Anton Summer Card, which offers a variety of free entrances, a free

day on the cable cars and free bus travel.

DAY 3: Day at leisure in the village. St Anton is a lovely place to enjoy some free

time with pedestrianised streets and plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants.

There are some great walks out or you can take the cable car for lunch on the

Valluga summit.

DAY 4: Our excursion today takes us to the historic city of Innsbruck, known for

its Golden Roof and many fine old buildings, with a guided city tour on foot to

see the best sights.

DAY 5: Amazing day with our guide. The famous Silvretta Pass provides some of

the finest views in the entire Alps with 34 spectacular hairpin bends. Known as

“the dream road in the Alps for connoisseurs”. With the stunning mountain

backdrop of Silvretta and passing the Vermunt and Silvretta lakes, this is a day to

remember.

DAY 6: Another day at leisure in St Anton.

DAY 7: Sadly we leave St Anton and the mountains and head back to our

overnight hotel in northern France. Good quality with dinner included.

DAY 8: After breakfast we continue home, boarding the mid afternoon

Eurotunnel crossing. Comfort stops during the day before arriving back to your

home around 7.00/8.00pm by our Home Collection Service.

Sporthotel, St Anton HHHH

The 4* Sporthotel is located in a

pedestrianised area in the centre of this

famous resort. The friendly and helpful

staff will ensure you enjoy your stay in the

town. This traditional style hotel offers

comfortable accommodation with

excellent facilities including an indoor

swimming pool and sauna and is located

close to the cable cars. In the stylish restaurant enjoy a delicious choice of menu

in the evening with an extensive buffet breakfast in the morning. Relax in the

friendly bar where you can discuss the activities of the day. All bedrooms are

decorated in an Alpine Style and have ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, internet

access and hairdryer. Passenger lift to all floors.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY OUR CUSTOMERS

DATE DAYS BOARD PRICE

Wed 11th Sept 2019 8 days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £685

Single Supplement £139

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Terms & Conditions and General Information 2019

Book with Confidence

In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tour Regulations

1992” all passengers booking with Highcliffe Coach Holidays are

fully bonded for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of

all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required arising from

the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to

the insolvency of Highcliffe Coach Holidays.

We are members of the Bonded Coach Holiday government approved consumer

protection scheme administered by the Confederation of Passenger Transport

UK. This ensures that, in relation to the coach package holidays described in this

brochure, your monies are protected by a bond in the unlikely event of our

ceasing to trade. You are recommended to inspect our current membership

certificate at our registered office or alternatively go to www.bch-uk.org or

telephone 0207 240 3131 to confirm our current membership.

Mr J & Mr S Blackmore trading as Highcliffe Coach Holidays

Of 312 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5ET

BCHG Trading Charter

We like to set out our Terms & Conditions as clearly as possible so you can have

confidence in your holiday booking with us.

As members of the BCH we comply with the BCHG Trading Charter. A full

copy will be provided with your booking or can be requested before booking

if you prefer.

GENERAL INFORMATION & ADVICE

We want you to be as happy as possible from the moment you select your

holiday until you return home. Along with the hotels which we use, we try our

very best to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. To help you to make

the right selection and for what you can expect from us, please take a moment

to read the following points.

LUGGAGE

Due to space & weight restrictions the maximum suitcase size per

person is 70 x 50 x 23cm. The maximum luggage weight per

person is 20kg. A small separate holdall can also be taken on board.

These restrictions are placed as a matter of safety and we thank you

for your assistance.

Porterage is provided at some of the hotels that we use. If not included it is

usually available if required. This may incur a small additional charge which will

need to be paid by you directly to the hotel.

SEAT ALLOCATION

Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis when you book your

holiday with us. If you have specific needs we would advise you to book as early

as possible. We make every effort to abide by these allocations but on occasion,

perhaps when a substitute coach is required, this may not be possible. We shall

have no liability regarding any changes made.

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We operate a no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol on board

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HOTELS

We offer a range of hotel accommodation which have different

levels of comfort, facilities and quality. When selecting your

holiday please ensure that the quality will match your requirements.

This is generally related to the cost of the holiday but if you have any

specific requirements please talk to our staff who will be able to help.

Some of our hotels have chosen not to be members of the RAC/AA and as

such are not star rated. This is not necessarily an indication of a lower standard

of accommodation.

If you have special requirements please notify us as soon as possible. The hotel

will be notified before your arrival but please remember that rooms are

allocated by the hotels.

Rooms for Single Occupancy are in high demand and very often are sold out.

Some hotels charge a supplement for these rooms, the cost of which is

indicated in this brochure.

We try to indicate all the room and hotel facilities for each hotel within the

information in this brochure but cannot accept liability for any alterations made

by the hotel before our arrival. Sometimes amenities such as swimming pools

and lifts may be out of service whilst entertainment may be curtailed, altered or

cancelled due to hotel number.

Hot drink making facilities are not normally available in Continental hotel

bedrooms but are usually available at the bar/café.

When travelling abroad, you should expect the food to be served in the national

custom and therefore different to British cuisine. For some hotels, particularly

overnight hotels the restaurant will serve a set menu. If, when you are at the

hotel, you require an alternative this is normally available but may incur an

additional cost for you.

These days, many hotels are excellent at providing Special Diets. Please let us

know as soon as possible so they can make preparations early.

Many meals are taken as a group in the restaurants and usually involve sharing

tables with 2 or more other diners in our group.

HOLIDAY ITINERARIES AND SUITABILITY

We pride ourselves on the planning of our holidays to provide an exciting

and enjoyable holiday experience. Many are planned months in advance and

may require adjustment to the itineraries due to changes at destinations or

attractions.

Our itineraries are displayed in the brochure and you should carefully consider

suitability before booking your holiday. You are, of course, quite welcome not

to join any particular excursion during your holiday.

Provided we are informed before departure, we are happy to take manual

walking aids and folding wheelchairs up to 15kg in weight. Unfortunately, we are

not able to carry any electric wheelchairs or scooters, although these are often

available to hire at the destination.

HOLIDAY CANCELLATION

If we have to cancel a holiday this is always done well in advance of your

departure date and a full refund is given.

Due to the contract obligations and financial commitments we have with hotels

if you have to cancel your holiday you will have to pay cancellation charges.

These are based on the following scale depending on how close to departure

we receive your cancellation.

More than 42 days – Deposit only

42-28 days – 30%

27-14 days – 45%

13-7 days – 60%

Less than 7 days – 100%

However, if you do cancel more than 42 days before your departure date we will

transfer your deposit less a £10 per person administration fee to another holiday

currently available.

We do advise you to take out travel insurance to cover any of your loses.

LAST MINUTE BARGAINS

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dates and more please join our mailing list by either filling in the

form on the website or contacting the office.

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday – 9.00am until 4.00pm

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

312 Lymington Road, Highcliffe,

Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5ET

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