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BRITAIN

& EUROPE

BY COACH 2024

TRAVELLING SAFELY TOGETHER

APPROX.

100

LOCAL JOINING

POINTS

EAST ANGLIA,

THE SOUTH EAST

& HOME

COUNTIES

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HOLIDAY KEY

Train ride included

Boat ride included

Flower show or garden

visit included

BRITAIN

& EUROPE

BY COACH 2024

TRAVELLING SAFELY TOGETHER

Explore Britain & Europe With Crusader

A very warm welcome to our valued customers and friends.

We are delighted to share with you our brand new 2024

collection of holidays and short breaks to destinations

throughout Britain and Europe.

We explore the whole of Great Britain from the beautiful Scilly Isles to the

rugged Shetland Islands as well as offering a fine selection of European

holidays, from Western Bohemia to the sunny Costa Maresme. With over

45 years of know-how behind us, you will find our holidays are carefully

researched, offer outstanding service and are incredibly good value.

You really can just sit back and relax in the comfort of one of our hi-spec

luxury touring coaches. Enjoy holidaying in the company of like-minded

travellers with one of our highly professional, CPC trained tour drivers at

the wheel, safe in the knowledge that every detail has been taken care of.

We are fiercely proud of our enviable reputation and it’s good to know your

holiday is safe with Crusader. We are a fully bonded member of the Bonded

Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation Of Passenger Transport UK Ltd

and we operate at comfort, safety and service levels second to none.

Our dedicated reservations staff in Aylesbury are always happy to answer your

queries and are waiting to take your call to assist you with your holiday plans.

Thank you for your support and loyalty and we very much look forward to

welcoming you on board in 2024.

Drinks Package or drink/s

included with dinner

Easter departure

Entertainment on one or

more nights

Dinner, bed & breakfast

Bed & breakfast

FINANCIAL SECURITY

STATEMENT

The combination

of travel services

offered to you is

a package within

the meaning of the Package Travel and

Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations

2018. Therefore, you will benefit from

all rights applying to packages. Motts

Leisure Ltd. trading as Crusader Holidays

will be fully responsible for the proper

performance of the package as a

whole. Additionally, as required by law,

Motts Leisure Ltd has protection in place

to refund your payments and, where

transport is included in the package, to

ensure your repatriation in the event that

it becomes insolvent. Motts Leisure Ltd are

members of the Bonded Coach Holiday

Group, overseen by The Association of

Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited.

This is a government approved consumer

protection scheme. This ensures that in

relation to the coach package holidays

described in this brochure (or website) that

a Bond, which may be called upon in the

unlikely event of the members Insolvency,

protects the clients’ monies. Clients are

recommended to inspect the current

membership certificate at our registered

office or alternatively go to https://

www.abtot.com/bch-abtot-membersdirectory/

or telephone 0207 7065 5316 to

confirm current membership.

Your attention is also drawn to the Bonded

Coach Holiday Group Trading Charter

that will apply to these coach package

holidays. Details of the Package Travel and

Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations

2018 can be found at

www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/

contents/made

Valerie Mott

Managing Director, Crusader Holidays

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2024 Collection

Our 2024 programme includes plenty of Crusader classics

and favourites as well as some brand new destinations

and itineraries. Look out for all the ‘NEW’, REVISED’and

‘FAVOURITE’ banners on each of our tours as well as the

symbols denoting special features.

HOTEL KEY

Lift

In-room

hospitality tray

Restaurant

Swimming

pool

HOLIDAY PLANNER

DIARY 2024

WINTER SPECIALS, EARLY

GETAWAYS, FLOWERS,

FESTIVALS, EASTER &

SOLO BREAKS

6 – 9

10 – 29

Winter Specials 10 – 11

Early Getaways 11 – 15

Flowers, Gardens &

Festivals

16 – 20

Easter 21 – 23

Solo Traveller 24 – 25

Warners Breaks 26 – 29

GETAWAY WEEKENDS &

HOLIDAYS IN ENGLAND &

WALES

30 – 62

Southwest 30 – 35

South & South Coast 36 – 43

East Anglia & Midlands 44 – 49

North – West & East 50 – 59

Wales 60 – 62

SCOTLAND, IRELAND

& ISLE OF MAN

63 – 73

Scotland 63 – 69

Isle of Man 70

Ireland 71 – 73

NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM,

LUXEMBOURG, ANDORRA &

FRANCE

74 – 80

Netherlands 74 – 75

Belgium & Luxembourg 76 – 77

France & Andorra 77 – 80

GERMANY, AUSTRIA &

SWITZERLAND

80 – 87

Germany 80 – 82

Austria & Switzerland 83 – 87

POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC,

SPAIN & ITALY

Poland &

Czech Republic

88 – 93

88 – 89

Spain 90 – 91

Italy 92 – 93

FESTIVE BREAKS

Thursford &

Pre-Christmas Breaks

94 – 97

94 – 95

Festive Dates 2024 96 – 97

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

98 – 103

Insurance, Trading Charter &

Joining Points

ISLE OF MAN (PAGE 70)

EASTER (PAGES 21 – 23)

SCOTLAND (PAGES 63 – 69)

AUSTRIA (PAGES 83 – 87)

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MAKING MEMORIES

Making Memories with Crusader Holidays

HOLIDAY HOTELS AND ADDED

VALUE EXCURSIONS

We always aim to offer the very best value for our customers

and we work hard to create the perfect packages to suit all

preferences and budgets. We are very particular in selecting

hotels – it is not always about the lowest price and we

continually take into consideration location, reviews, facilities,

food quality and entertainment. We consistently try and add

value to your holiday by including at least one (and very often

two) excursion/s and many holidays also include admission fees,

guided tours and tickets as well to enhance the experience.

In the post-Covid era, it is, however, widely acknowledged

that in some places there may be hospitality staffing

shortages and delivery issues. At Crusader Holidays, we are

committed to providing the absolute best holiday experience

by working closely with our hotel and attraction partners to

ensure service and quality levels are maintained.

LOCAL DEPARTURES POINTS

The majority of our holidays include a pick up and drop off

from a location convenient for you. We operate a network of

around 100 local joining points across East Anglia, Southern

England and the Home Counties in order to be able to offer

you our great selection of holidays from a location near you.

See page 102. If you prefer, you can also always join your

holiday coach at our interchange point (or Dover for

continental holidays) or directly at the holiday destination.

SELF-DRIVE OPTION

Our self-drive option gives you the freedom to join one of

our holidays directly at the hotel. You will enjoy all the

benefits and convenience of a relaxing coach holiday

and your pre-allocated seats will be kept for you for your

included excursions. The only difference is that you get

yourself to and from your hotel at the start and end of your

holiday. Please call 01296 336666 to discuss this option as

well as applicable discounts.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Our pricing policy allows (whenever possible) solo travellers to

book without a single room supplement on a limited number of

rooms. Please note that these rooms are available on a first

come first served basis and that subsequent single rooms may

incur a charge. It should also be noted that the size of single

rooms can vary from hotel to hotel and sometime true single

rooms can be quite small. If you prefer to have a double room

for sole use, please let us know at the time of booking and we

can advise of any applicable supplements.

SUITABILITY

Please get in touch with us if you are in any doubt about the

suitability of a particular holiday, hotel or excursion for your

personal circumstances or requirements. We will gladly find

out specific information about access, lifts, steps, mobility

restrictions etc if this is not already known.

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INTERESTED IN GROUP TRAVEL?

If you are a group travel organiser, a club, social group,

association, charitable organisation or just a group of

friends who fancy going away together, then let our

dedicated Groups Department support you with

planning, booking and promoting your group holiday with

free places available, bespoke itineraries and your own

specialist advisor who will guide you throughout the

entire process. Whatever your requirements, we have

extensive experience in taking care of tailor-made

arrangements for private groups and look forward to

assisting you with your next group holiday.

For more information, please call:

01296 390196

or email:

groups@crusader-holidays.co.uk

coaches are one of the

greenest ways to travel

domestic UK aeroplane 271

average diesel car 1 person 208.9

short-haul aeroplane 172.6

average EV car 1 person 57.3

National Rail 57.3

coach 33.8

Greenhouse gas emissions per passenger kilometre (g C02e/pass km)

©Zemo Partnership test data and DBEIS Greenhouse gas reporting

MAKING MEMORIES

COACH SEAT PLAN

On occasions the seating plan of the coach used may vary,

possibly having the side exit in a different location. NB under

the management of Crusader Holidays, your tour may

occasionally be operated by an alternative specialist and

professional operator.

DRIVER

4 8 12 16 20

28 32 36 40 44 48

WC

3 7 11 15 19 27 31 35 39 43 47

2 6 10 14 18 22 24 26 30 34 38 42 46

1 5 9 13 17 21 23 25 29 33 37 41 45

OUR DRIVERS – THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

The lynchpin of a successful tour, our award-winning team of

tour drivers do far more than just drive. The best in the business,

our carefully selected tour drivers are all CPC trained, are

highly professional and have the right mix of personality,

dedication and great destination knowledge to deliver an

unforgettable holiday experience. We are very proud of the

regular commendations they receive from our customers.

THE PERFECT GIFT

If you are stuck for a gift idea for friends or family, then

a Crusader Holidays gift voucher could make the ideal

present. Contact us for details or visit our website.

WHAT TO EXPECT ONBOARD

Generous leg room

Ongoing introduction of onboard WiFi

Stylish interior design

Lateral moving seats

Foot rests

Comfortable, reclining

seats with arm rests

WC, wash hand basin

and hand dryer

Servery with tea and

coffee making facilities

Fridge

Air conditioning and full

climate control

Two-point seat belts

TRAVELLING SAFELY & RESPONSIBLY TOGETHER

Comfort, safety and reliability are our number one priority and

our super-modern fleet of high-specification luxury coaches

ensures a premium touring experience. We maintain our

vehicles to an extremely high standard with a lower carbon

footprint than ever before. If you want to Go Green then

Go By Coach. Coaches are the cleanest way to travel, reduce

congestion and emit a fraction of CO 2

per passenger/

kilometre compared to any other mode of transport.

CRUSADER COMMUNITY

We are always delighted to hear your

feedback, comments and ideas as well

as praise for our great drivers. You can

join our Crusader Community and keep

up to date with all the latest news and

promotions by signing up to our free

e-newsletter.

Sign up to our newsletter by emailing:

enquiries@crusader-holidays.co.uk

You can also follows us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/crusaderholidays

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2024 Tour Diary

TOUR DIARY 2024

JANUARY 2024

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Fri 26 4 Cosy Break in Torquay 14

FEBRUARY 2024

Fri 09 3 The Birmingham International Tattoo 16/46

Fri 16 4 Winter Warmer in Cosy Caernarfon 15

Fri 16 4 Glorious South Devon 14/32

Fri 16 4 Travelling Solo – Highlights of Yorkshire 24

Fri 16 8 Winter Glacier Express – WAITING LIST ONLY –

Fri 16 8 Bavarian Winter Adventure 10

Fri 16 8 Menton Lemon Festival, Monte Carlo & Italian Riviera 11

MARCH 2024

Fri 08 4 Salisbury & Bath Weekend 12

Fri 08 4 Early Cosy Cornwall & The Eden Project 13

Fri 08 4 Delightful Devon 13

Fri 15 4 Scarborough & Whitby Early Getaway 11

Fri 15 4 St Agnes & Doc Martin Country Winter Warmer 13/30

Fri 22 4 Wonderful Wells 15/37

Fri 22 4 Lancashire Spring Hotpot 12

Fri 22 4 Sixties Party with Free Bar in Torquay 14

EASTER BREAKS

Fri 29 4 Easter in the Heart of England with Welsh Legends 23

Fri 29 4 Warners – Lakeside Coastal Village at Easter 21

Fri 29 4 4* Easter in County Durham 21

Fri 29 4 Isle of Wight at Easter 21

Fri 29 4 Easter in Snowdonia 23

Fri 29 4 Magical North East, City Cruise & Castle Cream Tea 22

Fri 29 4 Easter in York with Castle Howard 22

Fri 29 4 Easter Gems of the Midlands 21

Fri 29 4 Easter in Weymouth 23

Fri 29 4 Easter through the Decades 22

Fri 29 4 Easter in Beautiful Bath – A City Break 23

Fri 29 4 Lake District Cruise at Easter 22

APRIL 2024

Fri 12 4 Evesham Blossom Trail 17

Fri 12 4 Travelling Solo – Springtime in Surrey 24

Mon 15 5 Dutch Bulbfields & Keukenhof Gardens 19/74

Mon 15 5 Normandy Tulips & Monet's Garden 20/79

Mon 15 5 Newquay – Cream of Cornwall 31

Mon 22 5 Beaumaris & The Isle of Anglesey 15

APRIL 2024 continued

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Mon 22 5 Glorious South Devon 32

Mon 22 5 Mock Med Cruise on the South Coast 40

Fri 26 4 Dutch Bulbfields & Keukenhof Gardens 19/74

Fri 26 4 Floralia & Beautiful Bruges 20/76

MAY 2024

Fri 03 4 Warners – Nidd Hall Hotel 29

Sun 05 7 The Enchanting Isles of Scilly – WAITING LIST ONLY –

Sun 05 7 Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland 73

Sun 05 7 Summertime Fun in Blackpool 53

Mon 06 5 St Agnes & Doc Martin Country 30

Mon 06 5 Weymouth & Delightful Dorset 39

Mon 06 5 In Search of Bluebells in the Trossachs 18

Mon 06 5 South Yorkshire & The Peaks 50

Mon 06 5 Warners – Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel 27

Fri 10 4 Arundel Castle, South Downs & Seaside 42

Fri 10 4 The English Riviera – 4* Torquay 33

Sun 12 5 Lake District – Steam & Cruise 54

Sun 12 5 Snowdonia, Puffin Island & Portmeirion 61

Sun 12 5 Sandringham Rail & Sail 44

Fri 17 4 4* Bristol & Berkeley Castle 36

Fri 17 4 Beautiful Bournemouth & The New Forest 40

Fri 17 4 Coronation Street Experience & Liverpool 56

Fri 17 4 D-Day 80 th Anniversary Tour 79

Fri 17 4 Ostend & Fabulous Flanders 76

Fri 17 8 Dramatic Dolomites & Lake Garda 92

Mon 20 5 Harrogate, Harewood & Yorkshire Dales on Rails 57

Mon 20 5 Gems of Northumbria 59

Mon 20 5 Weston-super-Mare, A Taste of Cider & Longleat 35

Mon 20 5 Wonderful Wales – Tenby & A Vintage Rail Journey 62

Mon 20 5 Regency Sidmouth 34

Mon 20 5 Newquay – Cream of Cornwall 31

Fri 24 4 Warners – Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa 29

Fri 24 4 Somerset Sizzler 35

Fri 24 4 Ironbridge Gorge & Ludlow 48

Sun 26 5 Shanklin & The Diamond Isle 41

Sun 26 5 Castles & Gardens of Kent 43

Sun 26 5 Gorgeous Gardens & Heritage Havens 39

Sun 26 5 Nostalgia & Tradition in the Heart of England 47

Mon 27 5 Liverpool & The Marvels of Merseyside 52

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TOUR DIARY 2024

©Visit Britain

MAY 2024 continued

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Mon 27 5 Little Trains of Wales 60

Mon 27 5 Hovercraft VIP Experience & Maritime Portsmouth 41

Fri 31 4 Medieval York & Castle Howard 57

Fri 31 4 RHS Garden Bridgewater & 'The Garden in the Sky' 17/50

Fri 31 4 Calderdale Calling 55

Fri 31 8 Great Railways Journeys of Switzerland 86

Fri 31 9 Scottish Adventure – Orkney & Shetland Minicruise 68

Fri 31 9 4* Beautiful Bardolino & Gastronomic Delights 93

JUNE 2024

Mon 03 5 The English Riviera – 4* Torquay 33

Mon 03 5 Weymouth & Delightful Dorset 39

Mon 03 5 4* Bournemouth & Highcliffe Castle 40

Mon 03 5 Steam Through the Cotswolds & A Stately Home 47

Mon 03 5 Warners – Bembridge Coast Hotel 26

Fri 07 4 Beautiful Bruges 76

Fri 07 4 Swansea Bay, Gower Peninsula & Brecon Beacons 62

Fri 07 4 Wye Valley & The Forest of Dean 49

Fri 07 9 Austrian Lakes & Peaks 83

Sun 09 5 Discover Eastbourne at the luxury Hydro Hotel 42

Sun 09 5 Chester & The Buxton Crescent Experience 51

Sun 09 5 4* Romantic Rhine & Magnificent Moselle 81

Sun 09 5 Dutch Delights – Fortress & Gardens 75

Sun 09 7 Belfast & A Beautiful Rail Journey 73

Sun 09 7 Isle of Man – Manx Explorer 70

Sun 09 7 Great Railway Journeys of Scotland 64

Sun 09 7 Captivating Cairngorms 65

Fri 14 9 Grand Tour of the Emerald Isle 71

Fri 14 9 Calella – Costa Maresme 90

Fri 14 9 4* Italian Riviera – Diano Marina 92

Sun 16 7 St Agnes, Doc Martin & The Scilly Isles 30

Sun 16 7 Andorra & Carcassonne 80

Mon 17 5 Gems of Northumbria 59

Mon 17 5 Beautiful Bournemouth & The New Forest 40

Mon 17 5 Warners – Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel 28

Sun 23 5 Heritage & History in County Durham 59

Sun 23 5 Regency Sidmouth 34

Sun 23 6 Scarborough – Yorkshire Coast & Country 58

Sun 23 7 Shanklin & The Diamond Isle 41

Mon 24 5 The Real Lake District by Mountain Goat 54

Mon 24 5 Yorkshire Rail, Sail & A Stately Visit 58

JUNE 2024 continued

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Mon 24 5 Snowdonia, Puffin Island & Portmeirion 61

Mon 24 5 Scenic Suffolk 45

Fri 28 9 Little Boats & Trains of the Mediterranean 91

Sun 30 5 Normandy Highlights & Monet's Garden 79

Sun 30 6 Wonderful Wales – Tenby & A Vintage Rail Journey 62

Sun 30 7 The English Riviera – 3* Torquay 33

Sun 30 7 Oban, Glencoe & The Isles 67

JULY 2024

Mon 01 5 Liverpool & The Marvels of Merseyside 52

Mon 01 5 Warners – Alvaston Hall Hotel 28

Mon 01 5 Luxembourg & Roman Trier 77

Fri 05 4 Lincolnshire & A Rutland Belle Cruise 48

Fri 05 4 Coronation Street Experience & Brontë Country 56

Fri 05 4 Beautiful Bath – A City Break 37

Sun 07 5 Castles of the Scottish Borders 66

Sun 07 5 Newquay – Cream of Cornwall 31

Sun 07 7 Highlands, Skye & Loch Ness 64

Sun 07 7 Killarney & The Ring of Kerry 72

Sun 07 7 Beautiful Brittany 78

Fri 12 4 Travelling Solo – Lancashire Rail & Seaside 25

Fri 12 4 Glorious South Devon 32

Fri 12 4 Emmerdale Village Tour 56

Fri 12 9 Austrian Tyrol & Little Trains 84

Sun 14 7 Shanklin & The Diamond Isle 41

Sun 14 7 Weymouth & Delightful Dorset 39

Sun 14 7 Bournemouth, Beaulieu & The New Forest 40

Mon 15 5 Weston-super-Mare, A Taste of Cider & Longleat 35

Mon 15 5 Great Yarmouth & Cromer Pier Show 45

Mon 15 5 Warners – Studley Castle Hotel 28

Mon 15 6 North Wales Explorer 61

Fri 19 4 Babbacombe Steam & Cruise 32

Fri 19 4 Shakespeare Express 46

Fri 19 4 Warners – Littlecote House 28

Sun 21 5 Lake District – Steam & Cruise 54

Sun 21 5 Snowdonia, Puffin Island & Portmeirion 61

Sun 21 7 Lake Geneva & The Golden Pass 87

Sun 21 7 Spa Towns of Western Bohemia with Prague 89

Sun 28 7 Isle of Man – Manx Explorer 70

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2024 Tour Diary

TOUR DIARY 2024

©DImitris Vetsikas

AUGUST 2024

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Sun 04 4 Edinburgh Military Tattoo 66

Sun 04 4 Arundel Castle, South Downs & Seaside 42

Sun 04 4 Travelling Solo – Bristol & Bath 25

Mon 05 5 Wonderful Wales – Tenby & A Vintage Rail Journey 62

Mon 05 5 Steam Through the Cotswolds & A Stately Home 47

Mon 05 5 Looe, The Eden Project & Plymouth Cruise 30

Mon 05 5 Warners – Lakeside Coastal Village 27

Mon 05 5 Summertime Fun in Blackpool 53

Fri 09 4 Beautiful Bruges 76

Fri 09 4 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 36

Fri 09 8 Scotland Coast to Coast 69

Fri 09 9 Southern Polish Explorer 88

Sun 11 5 Ironbridge Gorge & Ludlow 48

Sun 11 5 Little Trains of Wales 60

Sun 11 5 Nostalgia & Tradition in the Heart of England 47

Sun 11 7

Heart of Scotland – Pitlochry,

Perthshire & A Highland Safari

Sun 11 7 Belfast & A Beautiful Rail Journey 73

Fri 16 4 Kynren – An Epic Tale of England 59

Fri 16 4 Cannon Hall Farm Weekend 55

Fri 16 4 Disneyland® Paris 77

Sun 18 5 South Yorkshire & The Peaks 50

Sun 18 5 Edinburgh Military Tattoo 66

Sun 18 5 Lake District – Steam & Cruise 54

Mon 19 5 Shanklin & The Diamond Isle 41

Mon 19 5 Harrogate, Harewood & Yorkshire Dales on Rails 57

Mon 19 5 Norfolk Treasures & Trails 44

Mon 19 5 Warners – Gunton Hall Coastal Village 27

Fri 23 4 Dutch Delights – Fortress & Gardens 75

Fri 23 4 Ostend & Fabulous Flanders 76

Fri 23 9 Dramatic Dolomites & Lake Garda 92

Sun 25 5 4* Romantic Rhine & Magnificent Moselle 81

Sun 25 5 Black Forest & Alsace Wine Route 82

Sun 25 5 Normandy Highlights & Monet's Garden 79

Sun 25 7 Wales in a Nutshell 60

Fri 30 4 Medieval York & Castle Howard 57

Fri 30 4 4* Weekend at The Queen at Chester 51

Fri 30 4 Highclere Castle & A Tipple of Gin 38

Fri 30 4 Babbacombe Steam & Cruise 32

Fri 30 4 4* Dutch Dahlias on Parade 19/74

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SEPTEMBER 2024

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Sun 01 5 Beautiful Bournemouth & The New Forest 40

Sun 01 5 Weston-super-Mare, A Taste of Cider & Longleat 35

Sun 01 5 Hovercraft VIP Experience & Maritime Portsmouth 41

Sun 01 5 Steam Through the Cotswolds & A Stately Home 47

Sun 01 5 Welsh Borders Rail & Sail 49

Sun 01 7 Wild in Westport – Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way 72

Fri 06 9 Scottish Adventure – Orkney & Shetland Minicruise 68

Fri 06 9 Calella – Costa Maresme 90

Fri 06 9 4* Beautiful Bardolino on Lake Garda 93

Sun 08 5 Sandringham Rail & Sail 44

Sun 08 5 Gems of Northumbria & TV's Vera Tour 59

Sun 08 5 Weymouth & Delightful Dorset 39

Sun 08 5 Lovely Lochs & A Royal Yacht 65

Mon 09 5 The English Riviera – 3* Torquay 33

Mon 09 5 Scarborough – Yorkshire Coast & Country 58

Mon 09 5 Wonderful Wales – Tenby & A Vintage Rail Journey 62

Mon 09 5 Yorkshire Rail, Sail & A Stately Visit 58

Fri 13 4 Rhine in Flames 20/80

Fri 13 4

Liverpool Weekend – Musical History &

A Country Retreat

52

Fri 13 4 Ironbridge Gorge & Ludlow Food Festival 48

Fri 13 4 Somerset Sizzler 35

Fri 13 4 Harrogate Flower Show 18

Sun 15 5 Shanklin & The Diamond Isle 41

Sun 15 5 Heritage & History in County Durham 59

Sun 15 7 Highlands, Skye & Loch Ness 64

Sun 15 7 Isle of Man – Manx Explorer 70

Sun 15 9 Hop around the Hebrides 63

Mon 16 5 Lake District – Steam & Cruise 54

Mon 16 5 North Wales Explorer 61

Mon 16 5 Splendid Sussex Gardens & Coast 43

Fri 20 4 4* Bristol & Berkeley Castle 36

Fri 20 4 Coronation Street Experience & Brontë Country 56

Mon 23 5 Regency Sidmouth 34

Mon 23 5 Scenic Suffolk 45

Mon 23 5 Great Yarmouth & Cromer Pier Show 45

Mon 23 5 Looe, The Eden Project & Plymouth Cruise 30

Mon 23 8 Cows Down Festival – Tyrolean Traditions 85

Fri 27 4 Arundel Castle, South Downs & Seaside 42

Fri 27 4 Swansea Bay, Gower Peninsula & Brecon Beacons 62

Mon 30 5 Travelling Solo – Highlights of Yorkshire 24

Mon 30 5 Luxembourg & Roman Trier 77

Mon 30 5 Warners – Norton Grange Coastal Village 26

Mon 30 8 4* Italian Riviera – Diano Marina 92

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TOUR DIARY 2024

OCTOBER 2024

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Sun 06 5 Newquay – Cream of Cornwall 31

Sun 06 5 Little Trains of Wales 60

Sun 06 5 Gorgeous Gardens & Heritage Havens 39

Sun 06 6 St Agnes & Doc Martin Country 30

Mon 14 5 Lake District – Steam & Cruise 54

Mon 14 5 Warners – Cricket St Thomas Hotel 27

Mon 14 8 Calella – Costa Maresme – Full Board 90

Fri 18 4 The English Riviera – 4* Torquay 33

Sun 20 5 Shanklin & The Diamond Isle 41

Sun 20 5 Scarborough – Yorkshire Coast & Country 58

Sun 20 5 Black Forest – Chrysanthemum Festival 20/82

Fri 25 3

Motts 4* Murder Mystery– I'd die for an Oscar

(*limited pick ups)

Fri 25 4 Blackpool Illuminations 53

Fri 25 4 Charming Cotswolds – Autumn Colours 38

Fri 25 4 Warners – Holme Lacy House Hotel 29

NOVEMBER 2024

Mon 04 5 Torquay – Turkey & Tinsel 95

Mon 04 5 Welsh Festive Turkey & Tinsel – Caernarfon 96

Mon 04 5 Scottish Festivities at The Winnock (free bar) 95

Fri 08 3 Thursford Christmas Spectacular 94

Fri 08 4 Blackpool Illuminations 53

Fri 08 4 Festival of Lights – Weston-super-Mare 16

Fri 08 4 Christmas Shopping in Bath & Bristol 97

Mon 11 5 St Agnes & Doc Martin Country Winter Warmer 97

Mon 11 5 Turkey & Tinsel at the Red Lea, Scarborough 97

Mon 11 5 Holly & Ivy in Beautiful Bournemouth 95

Mon 11 5 South Coast – Turkey & Tinsel – Bognor 97

Thurs 14 2 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (*limited pick ups) 94

Fri 15 3

Sandringham Christmas Fair & Thursford

Christmas Spectacular

Fri 15 3 Thursford Christmas Spectacular 94

Fri 15 3 Chatsworth House Christmas Market 97

Wed 20 2 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (*limited pick ups) 94

Fri 22 3 Thursford Christmas Spectacular 94

Fri 22 3 Dancing Through the Decades Tribute Weekend 97

Fri 22 4 Festive Country & Western Break 95

Fri 22 4 Turkey & Tinsel at the Palace – Paignton 97

Fri 22 4 Manchester & Liverpool Christmas Markets 97

Mon 25 4 Chester & Liverpool Christmas Markets 97

Mon 25 4 Beautiful Bath – A Christmas Market City Break 97

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NOVEMBER 2024 continued

DATE DAYS TOUR PAGE

Fri 29 3 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (*limited pick ups) 94

Fri 29 3 Birmingham German Christmas Markets 97

Fri 29 4 St Nicholas Christmas Fair & Festive Castle Howard 97

Fri 29 4 Festive Fun in Shropshire 97

Fri 29 4 Christmas Antique Trail & Tatton Park 95

Fri 29 4 Bruges Christmas Markets 97

Fri 29 4 Luxembourg & Trier Christmas Markets 97

Fri 29 4 Three Countries Christmas Markets 97

Fri 29 4 Valkenburg Christmas Markets 97

DECEMBER 2024

Mon 02 4 Bruges Christmas Markets 97

Mon 02 4 Beautiful Bath – A Christmas Market City Break 97

Mon 02 4 Black Forest Christmas Markets 97

Mon 02 4 Valkenburg Christmas Markets 97

Fri 06 4 Turkey & Tinsel – Babbacombe 95

Fri 06 4 Cornish Christmas Cracker – Padstow Festival 97

Fri 06 4 Harrogate Christmas Market 97

Fri 06 4 Christmas Festivals in the Yorkshire Dales 97

Fri 06 4 Bruges Christmas Markets 97

Fri 06 4 Black Forest Christmas Markets 97

Fri 06 4 Rüdesheim Christmas Markets 97

Fri 06 4 Royal Christmas Fair – Den Haag 97

Fri 06 4 Valkenburg Christmas Markets 97

CHRISTMAS TOURS

Mon 23 5 Christmas Cruising in the Midlands 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas Cracker in Yorkshire 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas Thru' the Decades 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas in Scotland 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas at the Red Lea , Scarborough 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas in Snowdonia 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas on the Isle of Wight 97

Mon 23 5 4* Christmas in Bournemouth 97

Mon 23 5 Christmas in the Cotswolds 97

NEW YEAR BREAKS

Mon 30 4 New Year Thru' the Decades 97

Mon 30 4 New Year Cruising in Derbyshire 97

Mon 30 4 Hogmanay in Scotland 97

Mon 30 4 New Year in Weymouth 97

Mon 30 4 4* New Year in Bournemouth 97

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2025

WINTER SPECIALS

FAVOURITE

FAVOURITE

©Glacier Express

Visit the heart of Germany’s oldest National Park on this

winter adventure full of wonderful experiences including

visits to a husky farm, a Bavarian Farm lunch and a tree top

walk. You can’t help but be enchanted by the captivating

Bavarian Forest in winter. NB: This holiday involves a medium

amount of walking

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Cross the Channel and continue to your overnight stop in

Germany. BB

DAY 2 Continue to Neuschönau, on the edge of the Bavarian

National Park for your 5-night stay. Enjoy a gentle torch-lit walk

with a stop en-route for a warming mulled wine. DBB

DAY 3 – 6 At leisure with four included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Bavarian Tree Top Walk & Glass Blowing Demonstration Walk

amongst the treetops on an incredible elevated (step free)

pathway between 8m – 25m above the forest floor. Visit Joska

Crystal Adventure World, a sparkling world of glass

Baroque Passau Visit Passau, the city of three rivers, with its

charming old town full of romantic lanes and baroque

architecture

Winter Fun with huskies & carriage ride This is what real winter

is all about! Visit a husky farm

followed by a traditional

carriage ride and local Bavarian

lunch at Michlbauer Hof

Captivating Cesky Krumlov

Over the border into the Czech

Republic to visit UNESCO world

heritage Cesky Krumlov with its

beautifully preserved medieval

centre

DAY 7 Head back through

Germany for your final overnight

stop. BB

DAY 8 Back to France for the return

crossing to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 5 nights in Neuschönau

with breakfast & dinner

Porterage at main hotel

2 overnight hotels with breakfast

Torch lit walk with mulled wine

4 included day excursions as

stated

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HOTEL PENSION

DREISONNENBERG,

NEUSCHÖNAU HHH

Traditional, family-run

hotel

Country-style

guestrooms with

shower/WC, TV & WiFi

Continental twins

(two mattresses / one

bedframe)

Homely restaurant &

cosy bar

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

16 FEB 2024 £939

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £55

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Experience 'Winter Magic'! Austria and Switzerland in 2025 –

a true Winter Wonderland with snow-capped mountains,

picture perfect villages and captivating panoramas. The

highlight of this special tour is the spectacular journey on

the 'King of all Panoramic Trains', the world-famous Glacier-

Express. This is surely a holiday where memories are made

that will last a lifetime!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Cross the Channel to your overnight stop BB

DAY 2 Pass the Rhine Falls in Switzerland today to your holiday

base in Feldkirch, Austria for 5 nights DBB

DAY 3 – 6 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Sleigh Ride in the Bregenzerwald & Feldkirch A romantic sleigh

ride through the snowy landscape with a warming Schnapps.

Then over the Bödele pass with stunning views back to

medieval Feldkirch

Glacier-Express Train Take an incredible journey on the

world-famous Glacier-Express over spectacular bridges,

through mountain tunnels and via breath-taking Alpine scenery

Scenic Swiss Explorer With a local guide explore St Gallen

with its charming, traffic-free old town Abbey District. Also visit

historic Appenzell and the hidden gem of Heiden

DAY 7 Auf Wiedersehen to Austria as you head north to your

overnight stop today BB

DAY 8 After breakfast, travel

back through France and return

to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 5 nights with breakfast

& dinner

Tea/coffee after dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Overnight hotel for 2 nights

with breakfast

Entertainment at main hotel

3 included excursions

Glacier-Express Train

Andermatt – Chur (2nd class)

with local guide

Sleigh Ride in Schoppernau

with a Schnapps

St Gallen & Heiden with

local guide

HOTEL WEISSES KREUZ,

FELDKIRCH HHHH

Family run since 1852

Located approx. a mile

from Feldkirch

Bar, terrace, steam and

solarium

Restaurant serves

regional dishes

All rooms are tastefully

furnished with TV &

hairdryer

DATES & PRICES

20 FEB 2025 £1139

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £260

Insurance £55

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MENTON LEMON FESTIVAL,

MONTE CARLO & ITALIAN RIVIERA

FAVOURITE

Banish the winter blues at the wonderful citrus-scented

spectacular on the dazzling Cote d’Azur at the world-famous

‘Fete du Citron’. See the huge fruity floats, decorations and

statues. Your base is the popular Italian resort of Diano Marina

and your holiday includes a visit to fabulous Monte Carlo

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for the crossing to France and onto your overnight

stop. BB

DAY 2 South into Italy for a 5-night stay DBB

DAY 3 – 6 At leisure in Diano Marina with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Menton Lemon Festival (local guide) Travel along the Côte

D’Azur for your visit to the Menton Lemon Festival

Monaco & Monte Carlo (local guide) See how the other half live

with a guided visit to legendary Monaco and Monte Carlo

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

San Remo & Dolceaqua (local guide) Enjoy the spectacular

Italian coastline to San Remo, Italy's own Monte Carlo and then

onto Dolceaqua, a serene medieval gem

DAY 7 To the final overnight stop BB

DAY 8 Travel back to France for your return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 5 nights in Italy with buffet breakfast & dinner

Porterage, welcome drink & tourist tax

Overnight hotel for 2 nights

with breakfast

Entertainment on 1 night

Ligurian Dinner on one night

Entrance to the Menton Lemon

Festival with reserved seating

and local guide

2 included excursions

BOOK

NOW

8 DAYS FROM £839

©Office de tourisme de Menton

PICCOLO HOTEL,

DIANO MARINA HHH

Small, friendly &

comfortable hotel

Short walk to the beach

& town centre (approx.

800m away)

Guestrooms with TV,

shower, WiFi & terrace or

balcony

Restaurant, bar & lift

SCARBOROUGH &

WHITBY EARLY GETAWAY

Yorkshire's warmest welcome awaits you for a relaxing

weekend break in Scarborough, a resort of immense style with

an elegant promenade, historic charm and scenic splendour.

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is just minutes away

and a visit to the pretty fishing port of Whitby is included. There

is also an optional excursion to the fine medieval city of York.

See pg 58 for other dates (itinerary varies)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to Scarborough for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Scarborough with one included excursion

and one optional excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Whitby & North York Moors National Park Across the dramatic

North York Moors to Robin Hood’s Bay (steep walk) and onto

much loved Whitby with its quaint cobbled streets and bustling

harbour where you can sample world-beating fish and chips

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Medieval York The beautiful compact riverside city famous for

its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage bursting with

atmosphere, twisting lanes and museums, shops and tearooms

DAY 4 Head homeward with a stop en-route before reaching

interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with dinner

& breakfast

Entertainment on two

evenings

Tea/coffee after dinner

Porterage

Visit to Whitby & Scenic Drive

– The North York Moors

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4 DAYS FROM £349

RED LEA HOTEL,

SCARBOROUGH HHH

Elegant Victorian midterrace

on Scarborough’s

South Cliff

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV

Restaurant, lounges &

renovated bar

Small indoor pool, hot tub

& gym

Lift to all floors

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WINTER SPECIALS / EARLY GETAWAYS

DATES & PRICES

16 FEB 2024 £839

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £190

Insurance £55

REFERENCE AML

DATES & PRICES

15 MAR 2024 £349

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £35

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12

LANCASHIRE SPRING

HOTPOT

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SALISBURY &

BATH WEEKEND

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4 DAYS FROM £359

4 DAYS FROM £429

EARLY GETAWAYS

NEW

Bury Market ©Scott and Julies

NEW

Lancashire has so much to offer, any time of year! Take in the

classic seaside town of Southport, visit world-famous Bury

Market, the biggest market in Britain, plus stunning waterfront

Salford Quays. Staying in modern hotel with leisure facilities

– a real taste of Lancashire!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north to Bolton with comfort stops en-route for your

3-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Lancashire with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Bury Market & Salford Quays The undisputed champion of the

North, world-famous Bury Market oozes atmosphere with over

200 stalls to explore. Onto the unique redeveloped waterfront

destination of Salford Quays, home to MediaCityUK and the

Lowry Arts Centre

Southport Southport boasts an expansive coastline and

Britain's second longest pier (currently closed). Lord Street with

its Victorian canopied boulevard is worth a stroll as are the

town's scenic parks and gardens

DAY 4 Head back home via interchange today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & porterage

One Lancashire themed set

dinner

Glass of house wine with

dinner on first night

Visits to Southport, Bury

Market & Salford Quays

Quiz on one night & predinner

happy hour on the last

night

MERCURE BOLTON

GEORGIAN HOUSE

HOTEL HHH

Built around a former

Georgian manor

Landscaped gardens,

swimming pool & leisure

facilities

Brasserie restaurant & bar

Spacious guestrooms with

all mod cons

There is a lift & ground

floor rooms

A great little getaway for Mother's Day weekend taking in the

wonderful cities of Medieval Salisbury and Georgian Bath.

Enjoy magnificent Salisbury Cathedral with a guided tour, a

tasty cream tea and a full day in elegant Bath to, discover its

traditional heritage and contemporary culture

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head off with a stop in Winchester for your 3-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Wiltshire with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Day out in Salisbury A Cathedral city of ageless beauty and

captivating history, where you can meander the historic streets

and alleyways with their charming half-timbered buildings.

Saturday is market day there is an included guided tour of the

cathedral, followed by a tasty cream tea

A Day out in Bath Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful

Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. Its

compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to

eat and drink, museums and galleries. Highlights include the

famous Pulteney Bridge, the iconic Royal Crescent and the

majestic Circus

DAY 4 Head back home via Royal Windsor and interchange today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & porterage

Guided tour of Salisbury

Cathedral with cream tea

Time in Salisbury & Bath

En-route stops in Winchester

& Windsor

THE STONES HOTEL,

NR SALISBURY HHH

Low-rise hotel between

Salisbury & Amesbury

Traditional guestrooms

with TV & hairdryer

Modern restaurant, bar,

lounge & outdoor terrace

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

Singles are doubles / twins

for sole occupancy

DATES & PRICES

22 MAR 2024 £359

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BLB

DATES & PRICES

8 MAR 2024 £429

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £35

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ST AGNES & DOC MARTIN

COUNTRY WINTER WARMER

FAVOURITE

BOOK

NOW

4 DAYS FROM £369

Head to glorious Cornwall, the beautiful peninsula that tumbles

into the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy exploring the picturesque fishing

villages including Port Isaac, the fictional village of Portwenn in

the much-loved Doc Martin TV series and explore some of the

locations where the cameras rolled. See pg 30 for other dates

(itinerary varies)

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Some entertainment

(not nightly)

Porterage, sherry

reception & cream tea

Glass of wine with last

night dinner

Doc Martin Country Tour

with local guide

Visit to Truro & Falmouth

ROSEMUNDY HOUSE

HOTEL, ST AGNES HHH

Stunning location in 4

acres of grounds

Two lounges, bar &

restaurant

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

15 MAR 2024 £369

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BSA

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EARLY GETAWAYS

EARLY COSY CORNWALL &

THE EDEN PROJECT

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4 DAYS FROM £389

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

full Cornish breakfast

& dinner

Entrance to the Eden

Project – a global

garden

Visit to Charlestown

Cornish Coastal Drive

to Fowey & Polperro

Entertainment on some

nights in the hotel

Porterage

PORTBYHAN HOTEL,

LOOE HHH

Award-winning hotel in

the heart of Looe

Fully re-furbished

bedrooms & public areas

Bright rooms, restaurant,

bar, lounge & terrace

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

FAVOURITE

©Penstones

8 MAR 2024 £389

SUPPLEMENTS

Life slows down in South East Cornwall, but there is still plenty

to see and do from the port of Looe to the olde worlde charm

of lovely Polperro. Visit the spectacular Eden Project, the largest

indoor rain forest in the world and experience Cornwall at its

best. See pg 30 for other dates (itinerary varies)

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £35

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DELIGHTFUL DEVON

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NOW

4 DAYS FROM £379

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink &

porterage

Hotel cream tea

Included visit to Exeter,

the small cathedral city

which packs a big

punch

Scenic Dartmoor drive

BEST WESTERN TIVERTON

HOTEL HHH

Low rise hotel on the edge

of Tiverton

Spacious guestrooms with

TV, hairdryer & iron

Restaurant & lounge bar

There is no lift but some

ground floor rooms

NEW

Delightful Devon is probably best known for its two coastlines –

from the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast in the South to

the award-winning beaches in the North. The historic market

town of Tiverton sits at the heart of the county and is the perfect

base to explore

DATES & PRICES

8 MAR 2024 £379

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £80

Insurance £35

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EARLY GETAWAYS

GLORIOUS SOUTH DEVON

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4 DAYS FROM £319

Set in beautiful grounds, the excellent Palace Hotel is situated in a

wonderful location on Paignton's Esplanade, directly opposite the

seafront with the compact town centre only a short walk away.

Enjoy an early getaway for a change of scenery, some good food

and fresh sea air. See pg 32 for other dates (itinerary varies)

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Visit to pretty Totnes, a

lively town on the River

Dart in the shadow of

an impressive Norman

castle

Day out to Exmouth

where the River Exe

meets the sea – one

of the oldest and most

picturesque seaside

towns in Devon

Time at leisure in

colourful Paignton

PALACE HOTEL,

PAIGNTON HHH

Smart hotel in beautiful

grounds

Tastefully decorated

guestrooms (seaview

supplement applies)

Modern restaurant with

bay views plus sun lounge

Health suite with small pool,

sauna & steam

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

16 FEB 2024 £319

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON REQUEST

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BPP

COSY BREAK IN TORQUAY

BOOK

NOW

4 DAYS FROM £309

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & sherry

reception one night

Some entertainment,

bingo & quiz

Return transfer into

Torquay centre on

Saturday – market day

Half day to Plymouth

– maritime heritage &

history

HEADLAND HOTEL & SPA,

TORQUAY HHH

Elegant hotel in lovely

grounds looking out to sea

Restaurant, Gallery Lounge

and Sea View Terrace

Sauna, mini gym, spa &

hydro pool

Lift to most floors

DATES & PRICES

FAVOURITE

26 JAN 2024 £309

SUPPLEMENTS

With the winter evenings slowly drawing out, what better pickme-up

than a revitalising weekend away? And Torquay on the

English Riviera must be one of the loveliest places to visit at any

time of the year. See pg 33 for other dates (itinerary varies)

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BTG

60s PARTY IN TORQUAY

WITH FREE BAR

BOOK

NOW

4 DAYS FROM £329

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink &

porterage

Free bar each night

20.00 – 23.00 (selected

drinks)

Entertainment inc 60s

fancy dress party with

DJ on Saturday

Quiz & bingo

Day at leisure in Torquay

Plymouth – Devon’s

fabulous port city

NETHWAY HOTEL,

TORQUAY HH

Small, friendly, family-run

hotel, just a short walk to

town centre

Restaurant serving homecooked

food plus bar

Tasteful guestrooms with

TV & free WiFi

DATES & PRICES

22 MAR 2024 £329

SUPPLEMENTS

GREAT FAVOURITE VALUE

Single

ON

REQUEST

Come and enjoy this great value Spring getaway staying at the

cosy and very friendly, family-run Nethway Hotel in Torquay with a

Sixties themed fancy dress party on Saturday and a free bar each

night (selected drinks)

Insurance £35

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WONDERFUL WELLS

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4 DAYS FROM £459

The historic 4* Swan Hotel is fabulously located in the very centre

of pretty Wells, England’s smallest city, with its magnificent

medieval Cathedral. Be sure to see the beautiful ‘scissor arches’

supporting the central tower

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome

Bucks Fizz

Free time in Wells –

market day on Saturday

Included excursion –

Glastonbury & Street

with entrance to Abbey

ruins & visit to Clark’s

Village

En-route stops in Lacock

& Salisbury

BEST WESTERN PLUS SWAN

HOTEL, WELLS HHHH

Historic hotel opposite

Wells Cathedral

Traditional guestrooms

with mod cons

Elegant bar, lounge &

wood panelled restaurant

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

22 MAR 2024 £459

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £95

Insurance £35

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15

EARLY GETAWAYS

WINTER WARMER IN COSY

CAERNARFON

FAVOURITE

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NOW

4 DAYS FROM £369

A wonderful weekend awaits you in the Royal Town of

Caernarfon with its magnificent castle. Portmeirion is a must see

with its architectural heritage and stunning setting. Included

drinks vouchers complete this Welsh Winter Warmer Getaway.

See pg 61 for other dates at the Celtic Royal Hotel

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink &

porterage

Some entertainment

Two drinks vouchers per

person each night

(selected drinks only)

Happy Hour each night

9pm – 10pm

Entrance to Portmeirion

Village – where the

Italian Riviera meets

Rural Wales!

Optional – Isle of

Anglesey & Beaumaris

CELTIC ROYAL HOTEL,

CAERNARFON HHH

Popular hotel within

walking distance of

Caernarfon Castle &

walled town

Stylish guestrooms with

all mod cons

Restaurant, cosy bar &

indoor pool

Single rooms are double

for sole use

DATES & PRICES

16 FEB 2024 £369

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £35

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BEAUMARIS & THE ISLE

OF ANGLESEY

BOOK

NOW

5 DAYS FROM £669

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Tour & tasting at Halen

Môn Pure Sea Salt

Tour of Plas Newydd

House & Garden

Guided tour of Penrhyn

Castle

Visit to Conwy

Day at leisure in

Beaumaris

BULKELEY HOTEL,

BEAUMARIS HHH

Charming historic Georgian

hotel in Beaumaris

Opposite beach & pier,

near castle

Individual guestrooms

with TV, hairdryer & WiFi

Elegant coffee lounge,

restaurant & bar

There is a lift

Singles are double for

sole use

DATES & PRICES

NEW

22 APR 2024 £669

SUPPLEMENTS

Stay in the historic Bulkeley Hotel in the heart of Beaumaris,

directly on Anglesey, opposite the beach and pier, just yards from

the famous castle. Packed full of included visits, this special break

shows you the very best of this little corner of North Wales

©Visit Wales

Single £80

Insurance £37

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FLOWERS, GARDENS & FESTIVALS

BIRMINGHAM

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

Britain's biggest indoor international tattoo sees over 1,000

performers, bringing together marching bands, pipers and

drummers, exciting displays of field gun and dog racing.

World class performers will join local groups to create a

three-hour spectacle, culminating in the amazing Grand

Finale, a spectacle of pomp and pageantry

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to the Midlands with a stop in the vibrant County Town

of Warwick, a treasure trove of medieval architecture and home

to the epic Warwick Castle (entrance not included). Continue to

your hotel for 2-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 Royal Leamington Spa is a sophisticated Regency town

of wide boulevards, award-winning parks and independent

boutiques. After an early dinner at the hotel, it’s off to the Resorts

World Arena at the NEC to experience the pomp and pageantry

of the Birmingham International Tattoo. Return to the hotel late

DAY 3 After a relaxed breakfast head to ever popular Stratford-

Upon-Avon for time at leisure before journeying on to interchange

and your home town

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 2 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

En-route visits to Warwick and

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit to Royal Leamington Spa

Tickets for the Birmingham

International Tattoo

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3 DAYS FROM £299

DELTA BY MARRIOTT,

WARWICK HHHH

Contemporary hotel

in grounds off M40

close to Warwick

Smart guestrooms

with TV, hair dryer,

iron & WiFi

There is a modern

restaurant & bar

as well as a coffee

lounge

There is a lift

WESTON-SUPER-MARE

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

FAVOURITE

Shake off the winter blues with this special Turkey & Tinsel

break to the annual Winter Carnival in Weston-super-Mare.

Stunning illuminated floats with up to 25,000 light bulbs

brighten a wintery Friday night. For summer dates see pg 35

(itinerary varies)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Weston-super-Mare with tea & coffee on arrival.

More than 140 illuminated floats, marching bands and entertainers

parade through the town DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Weston-Super-Mare with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Wells & Sheppy's House of Cider Travel to the tiny city of

Wells with its magnificent cathedral, cobbled streets and olde

worlde architecture. Continue to Taunton for a cider tasting

and cream tea

Glastonbury & Street Head to mystical Glastonbury on the edge

of the Somerset Levels and also charming Street, birthplace of

Clarks shoes

DAY 4 Head homeward to arrive early / mid-evening.

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Christmas themed dinner

on Saturday

Porterage, & welcome drink

Some hotel entertainment

Carnival parade on Friday

evening

Included excursions as stated

BOOK

NOW

4 DAYS FROM £399

SMITHS HOTEL,

WESTON-SUPER-MARE

HHH

Prime sea-front location

with magnificent views

across Weston Bay

Comfortable

refurbished bedrooms,

(some compact)

Residents’ lounge,

restaurant, bar &

outdoor terrace

Some evening

entertainment

Small lift

DATES & PRICES

9 FEB 2024 £299

DATES & PRICES

8 NOV 2024 £399

Book online

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SUPPLEMENTS

Single £45

Insurance £32

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SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £35

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EVESHAM BLOSSOM

TRAIL

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RHS GARDEN BRIDGEWATER

& ‘THE GARDEN IN THE SKY’

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FAVOURITE

4 DAYS FROM £479

For a few weeks every April and early May, roadsides

around Evesham along the 'Blossom Trail' are ablaze with

colour from the fruit tree spring blossoms. Based in Great

Malvern, this lovely Springtime break includes a steam train

ride to Cheltenham

ITINERARY

DAY 1 It’s off to Great Malvern stopping en-route for refreshments

to arrive at your centrally located hotel, ideal for exploring the

pretty town overlooked by the beautiful Malvern Hills. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Great Malvern with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Rail & Blossoms Your first stop will be Toddington where you join

the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway to Cheltenham

(may be a diesel service). Enjoy some free time before meeting

your local guide in Evesham for a 2-hour guided tour of the famous

Blossom Trail. Start at the plum town of Pershore, before continuing

through Fladbury & The Lenches

Worcester & Three Counties Experience the best of Worcester

on an included walking tour with a local guide. Take a scenic drive

through some of the delightful historic towns and countryside to

medieval Tewkesbury, with its ancient Abbey

FAVOURITE

REVISED

This great little weekend away

combines the unique waterfront

destination of Salford Quays

with the stunning RHS Garden

Bridgewater and the incredible

Grade II-listed Castlefield

Viaduct, the 330-metre

temporary urban park

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to RHS Garden

Bridgewater with guided tour

Visit to Castlefield Viaduct

with guided tour

Manchester Guided Tour

Visit to Salford Quays

4H MURDER MYSTERY

I'D DIE FOR AN OSCAR

4 DAYS FROM £469

COPTHORNE HOTEL

MANCHESTER HHHH

Modern quayside hotel

approx. a mile from the

Lowry Centre

Spacious guestrooms

with TV & WiFi

Brasserie & bar

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

31 MAY 2024 £469

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £35

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©RHS Neil Hepworth

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3 DAYS FROM £309

FLOWERS, GARDENS & FESTIVALS

DAY 4 After breakfast, depart for a drive through the Cotswolds

with time for a lunch stop and onwards to interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Tea / coffee after dinner

Heritage Railway Toddington

– Cheltenham

Guided Tour of Evesham

Blossom Trail

Guided walk in Worcester

Scenic drive – Three Counties

SAROVA ABBEY HOTEL,

GREAT MALVERN HHHH

Charming hotel with

some original Victorian

features

Located in the heart

of the town with

landscaped gardens

Comfortable guest

accommodation with

all mod cons

Restaurant, bar and lift

DATES & PRICES

12 APR 2024 £479

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BBT

NEW

Tears, laughter, back stabbing,

rivalry & jealousy! Too many

gigantic egos, too few awards

and a murder – it all happens at

the Oscars!

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 2 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Saturday night ‘Murder

Mystery’ in hotel function

suite

Visit to Royal Leamington

Spa, sophisticated

Regency town

En-route visits to Stoke

Bruene & Banbury

*Restricted route within Beds,

Bucks, Herts & Oxon ONLY –

NO MAJOR INTERCHANGE

MERCURE DAVENTRY

COURT HOTEL HHHH

Modern low-rise hotel in

picturesque grounds by

Drayton Water

Contemporary

guestrooms with TV, WiFi

& hairdryer

Modern restaurant, bar,

pool & gym

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

25 OCT 2024* £309

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £56

Insurance £32

REFERENCE MMU

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FLOWERS, GARDENS & FESTIVALS

IN SEARCH OF BLUEBELLS

IN THE TROSSACHS

NEW

5 DAYS FROM £709

The much-loved bluebell is a special Spring treasure. As the

weather warms up, this brand-new tour promises to capture

the bluebell’s full glory in the glades of the Trossachs. Staying

at the popular Winnock Hotel, come and search for bluebells

and enjoy some wonderful loch cruising (NB sightings are not

guaranteed as weather affects flowering times)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Big drive to North of the Border with en-route stops to arrive

at Drymen for 4 nights DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Drymen with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Loch Katrine Cruise with lunch Into the Trossachs National

Park to lovely Loch Katrine where the hunt begins for the

'carpets of blue'. Board the restored SS Walter Scott Steamship

for a gentle 2-hour cruise to take in the stunning views.

Afterwards a light soup and sandwich lunch awaits before

heading off to pretty Callander

Loch Lomond & Inchcailloch Head to the bonnie banks of Loch

Lomond to cruise to the tiny, enchanting island of Inchcailloch,

which in Spring is covered in a blanket of bluebells. NB some

uneven ground. Then onto Luss, the pretty conservation village,

known as the location for the TV soap, High Road

Kilbryde Castle & Gardens Kilbryde Castle has been home to

the Campbell family since 1659. You will be welcomed by Sir

James Campbell (and/or his

wife, Carola) with tea, coffee

and home-baking. Afterwards

explore the house and

grounds in search of bluebells

DAY 5 After breakfast depart

homeward

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Loch Katrine cruise

Soup & sandwich lunch

Loch Lomond cruise with

packed lunch

Visit to Kilbryde Castle with

home baking

Entertainment on 2 nights

(inc Scottish themed)

©VisitScotland

WINNOCK HOTEL,

DRYMEN HHH

Situated on the pretty

village green of Drymen

Cosy log fires & hearty

Scottish cuisine

Traditional bar area and

restaurant

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV & hairdryer

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

6 MAY 2024 £709

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £37

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HARROGATE AUTUMN

FLOWER SHOW

If you have already experienced Chelsea, Hampton Court

and Tatton Park, then the Harrogate Flower Show is a great

alternative. It is a top event in the UK gardening calendar

offering everything you need to plan and plant the perfect

outdoor space. A scenic drive through magnificent Calderdale

& Haworth rounds off this super little September getaway!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north pausing for a refreshment stop to arrive in

Yorkshire late afternoon for 3 nights. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Yorkshire with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show Newby Hall hosts the

prestigious Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. With leading plant

nurseries, a fantastic fruit and vegetable show, live advice

stages and a sea of over 5000 autumn blooms plus entrance

to Newby's incredible gardens, the Harrogate Autumn Flower

Show is a true inspiration for garden lovers

Calderdale & Haworth Beautiful Calderdale abounds with river

valleys, moorland and hill country. Visit Sowerby Bridge featured

in the hit series, ‘Happy Valley’, and just down the road is the

beguiling town of Hebden Bridge, also a favourite film location.

Make a final stop in charming Haworth with its quaint cobbled

main street

DAY 4 After breakfast depart homeward

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Tea/coffee after dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Entrance to Harrogate

Autumn Flower Show at

Newby Hall

Excursion to Calderdale &

Haworth

Call us on:

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4 DAYS FROM £439

CEDAR COURT HOTEL

BRADFORD HHHH

Re-furbished hotel

located south of

Bradford, close to

motorway network

Smart guestrooms

with TV, WiFi & desk

(no walk-in showers)

Restaurant & lounge bar

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

13 SEPT 2024 £439

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £35

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4H DUTCH DAHLIAS

ON PARADE!

FAVOURITE

Enjoy this colourful weekend at the annual Zundert Flower

Parade. Using half a million locally grown dahlias, twenty

nearby villages compete to craft giant, elaborate floats

covered in the pom-pom like blooms. The spectacular

creations parade through the town and you will enjoy the

dazzling action with a seated ticket

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Holland for your

3-night stay in central Breda, an unexpected delight of a city with

a beautiful historic heart and a distinctive bon-vivant atmosphere.

BB with buffet dinner included on the first night

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with one included excursion and one optional

excursion.

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Zundert Flower Parade The highlight of the weekend – the

'Corso Zundert'. The biggest flower parade in the world is held in

the quaint Dutch village of Zundert, birthplace of Vincent Van

Gogh. Marvel at the riot of colour as the towering floats pass by.

Included ticket with numbered seating

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Fortress Town of Heusden Off to the picture-postcard little

Brabant town of Heusden. Picturesque old streets, narrow

alleyways and a lovely yacht harbour – all wrapped in a

fortified river-moat

DAY 4 Travel back to Calais for

the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast

Buffet dinner on first evening

Porterage

Excursion to Zundert Flower

Parade with seated ticket in

area B

Free time in Breda (or optional

to Heusden)

© ErwinMartens

4 DAYS FROM £559

LEONARDO HOTEL BREDA

CITY CENTRE HHHH

Former post office, located

next to the central railway

station

Short walk (1km) through

park to city centre

Guestrooms with bold art,

air con, TV, safe & WiFi

Restaurant, bar & outdoor

terrace

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

30 AUG 2024 £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £180

Insurance £46

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DUTCH BULBFIELDS

& KEUKENHOF

FAVOURITE

Rainbow carpets of flower fields and the dazzling display of

tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, so distinctive of Holland in the

Spring. Come and tip toe through the tulips at the world

famous Keukenhof Gardens on this Spring time getaway

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Holland for your 3- or

4-night stay DBB (3 buffet dinners)

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure in Holland with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Bulbfields & Keukenhof Gardens Tour the gloriously colourful

bulbfields of Holland and

enjoy the world-famous

Keukenhof Gardens

where more than 7 million

flowers bloom - tulips,

hyacinths, daffodils,

orchids – a spectacle of

colour and perfume

Volendam & Amsterdam

Visit the quaint old

fishing village of

Volendam on the former

Zuider Zee. Stop at a

local clog maker and

cheese farm. Onto

Amsterdam with its

compact centre packed

with art museums, scenic

canals and atmospheric

cafés (no included hotel

dinner on 5-day tour)

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Delft & Scheveningen (5

day only) Picturesque

historic town of Delft and

the much-loved North

Sea resort, Scheveningen

RETURN DAY Back to

Calais and home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with

breakfast

Buffet dinner for 3 nights

Included excursions as

stated

Entrance to Keukenhof

Gardens

4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £529

5 DAYS

NOVOTEL ROTTERDAM

SCHIEDAM HHHH

Smart hotel surrounded

by water & greenery

Restaurant, bar, terrace

& pool

Bright guestrooms inc

air con

4 DAYS

FLETCHER HOTEL

ROTTERDAM AIRPORT HHH

Modern airport hotel

close to terminal

Simple, sound-proofed

guestrooms

Breakfast room &

mini-market (dinners at

next door hotel)

DATES & PRICES

15 APR 2024 5 DAYS £699

26 APR 2024 4 DAYS £529

SUPPLEMENTS

Single 4 DAYS £120

Insurance 4 DAYS £46

Single 5 DAYS £170

Insurance 5 DAYS £48

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20

NORMANDY TULIPS

& MONET'S GARDEN

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FLORALIA &

BEAUTIFUL BRUGES

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FLOWERS, GARDENS & FESTIVALS

FAVOURITE

Enjoy the very best of Normandy

with a special visit to the Tulip

Festival at the magnificent

Château de Vendeuvre. An

included visit to Monet's Garden

in Giverny completes your break.

See page 79 for other dates

(itinerary varies)

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast

3 dinners in hotel (set menu)

Porterage

Entrance to Château de

Vendeuvre & Gardens during

'Festival de la Tulipe'

Entrance to Monet's Garden

– water lily inspiration

Optional – Elegant Deauville &

Picturesque Honfleur

5 DAYS FROM £639 4 DAYS FROM £509

GRAND HOTEL DE

L'ESPERANCE,

LISIEUX HHH

Landmark Norman

half-timbered hotel in

Lisieux centre

Upscale restaurant & bar

Spacious bedrooms

with TV & safe

DATES & PRICES

15 APR 2024 £639

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £165

Insurance £48

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NEW

A fabulous floral treat awaits

on this special departure staying

in Beautiful Bruges. Visit the

spectacular Floralia Spring

Flower show in the parks

and greenhouses of Groot-

Bijgaarden castle. For other

Bruges dates see page 76

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights in central

Bruges with buffet breakfast

Porterage

Entrance to Floralia Flower

Show

Visit to Ghent – medieval

canalside city

Leisure time in Bruges

Optional – Bruges walking

tour & canal cruise

LE BOIS DE BRUGES

HOTEL, BRUGES HHHH

Smart hotel, 10 mins

walk to main square

Renovated guestrooms

with WiFi & safe

Single rooms are double

/ twin for sole use

Atrium breakfast room,

bistro & outdoor terrace

DATES & PRICES

26 APR 2024 £509

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £220

Insurance £46

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RHINE IN

FLAMES

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BLACK FOREST

CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL

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4 DAYS FROM £599 5 DAYS FROM £499

FAVOURITE

FAVOURITE

Every year towns along the

Rhine Valley celebrate a series

of spectacular 'Rhine in Flames'

Festivals when sensational

firework displays light up the

sky. Experience this wonderful

extravaganza at Oberwesel

from a river cruise boat

complete with dinner and DJ

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast

Late night in-room snack

on arrival

Dinner on Sunday night

Rhine cruise with 2-course

set dinner, welcome

sparkling wine and DJ

Free time in Rüdesheim

Excursion to Wiesbaden

CENTRAL HOTEL,

RÜDESHEIM HHH

Friendly, family-run hotel

in heart of Rüdesheim

Comfortable rooms with

TV & in-room safe

Restaurant & outdoor

terrace

Lift serves some rooms

(some steps)

DATES & PRICES

13 SEPT 2024 £599

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £46

REFERENCE AFF

A special break visiting

historic Lahr for the annual

Chrysanthemum Festival. Soak

up the intense oranges, yellows

and reds of autumn when

thousands of chrysanthemums

create fascinating arrangements.

See page 82 for summer dates

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast, 3 set dinners and a

late snack on arrival evening

Porterage

Guided walking tour of Lahr

during Chrysanthemum

Festival

Stunning Lake Titisee & olde

worlde Freiburg

Alsace Wine Trail – Kayserberg

& Riquewihr

HOTEL GASTHOF

OCHSEN, KEHL-KORK

HHH

Friendly family run

hotel in the village of

Kehl-Kork

Cosy restaurant & bar

Comfortable rooms with

TV, WiFi & hairdryer

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

20 OCT 2024 £499

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £45

Insurance £48

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Easter Specials 2024

Treat yourself to one of our egg-cellent Easter weekends. Spring is just around

the corner and there is a great selection of Easter breaks available

All Easter tours depart Friday 29 March 2024

for 4 days

Please ask for full details and itineraries.

Call us on 01255 425453 / 01296 336666

WARNERS – LAKESIDE

COASTAL VILLAGE AT EASTER

4 DAYS FROM £429

Traditional holiday atmosphere

on Hayling Island with a cosy

village feel, a bright courtyard

and the beach on the doorstep

HOTEL

Lakeside Coastal Village for 3

nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Use of leisure facilities

Entertainment incl Tina Turner tribute

Entrance to Weald & Downland Museum – home to the ‘Repair

Shop’ – a quintessentially British gem

Visit to Chichester – historic cathedral city

Optional – Bognor Regis – traditional coastal town

SUPPLEMENTS

No single sup. (£Nil limited) Insurance £35 Reference BZZ

4H EASTER IN COUNTY DURHAM

4 DAYS FROM £459

Set in beautiful County Durham

countryside, 4* Redworth Hall

is a stunning 17 th century

Jacobean Manor House –

the perfect Easter retreat!

HOTEL

4* Redworth Hall Hotel, Newton

Aycliffe for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Porterage & welcome drink

Easter egg

Visit to Barnard Castle

Entrance to Raby Castle

Visit to Durham

River Wear boat trip

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £95 Insurance £35 Reference BDM

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Look out for the Easter Egg symbol

throughout the brochure which denotes an

Easter departure. More details are shown on

the relevant page of each tour

EASTER GEMS OF THE MIDLANDS

PRICE INCLUDES

Entrance to the Workhouse in Southwell

Entrance to Belvoir Castle

En-route stop in St Neots

Use of leisure facilities

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £70 Insurance £35 Reference BGL

ISLE OF WIGHT AT EASTER

4 DAYS FROM £419

Enjoy the tranquillity of an

idyllic hotel in the lovely

Lincolnshire countryside at

Easter with some excellent

visits included

HOTEL

3* Olde Barn Hotel, near

Grantham for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

4 DAYS FROM £429

60 miles of stunning unspoilt

coastal scenery and a wealth

of attractions, the Isle of Wight

has something for everyone

HOTEL

3* Channel View Hotel,

Shanklin for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Some entertainment

Use of pool

IOW Steam Railway – heritage train ride and lovingly restored

statin at Havenstreet

Visit to Ryde – seaside fun & Victorian architecture

Time at leisure in Shanklin

SUPPLEMENTS

No single sup. (£Nil limited) Insurance £35 Reference BIW

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EASTER SPECIALS 2024

MAGICAL NORTH-EAST, CITY

CRUISE & CASTLE CREAM TEA

4 DAYS FROM £489

A fabulous 4* Easter weekend in the centre of Newcastle

packed with wonderful included excursions and attractions

HOTEL

4* Maldron Hotel, Newcastle for 3 nights with breakfast & 2

dinners (Sat BB)

PRICE INCLUDES

Porterage & welcome drink

Visit to Hadrian’s Wall

Entrance to Chester’s Roman Fort, Hexham

River Wear boat trip in Durham

Afternoon tea at Lumley Castle

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £90 Insurance £35 Reference BKN

EASTER IN YORK WITH

CASTLE HOWARD

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4 DAYS FROM £389

LAKE DISTRICT CRUISE AT EASTER

4 DAYS FROM £469

Explore the glorious Lake District & Cumbria with Spring in

full swing on this special Easter getaway, complete with an

Ullswater Steamer cruise

HOTEL

3* Shap Wells Hotel, Shap for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Porterage & welcome drink

Some entertainment

A Day out in the Lake District – Kendal & Windermere

Ullswater Steamer Cruise

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £85 Insurance £35 Reference BSW

EASTER THROUGH THE DECADES

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4 DAYS FROM £419

Stay in the centre of York – the medieval ‘city for all tastes’ with its

narrow streets, chic cafés, outstanding museums & specialist shops

HOTEL

2* Queen’s Hotel, York for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Porterage

Entrance to Castle Howard – House & Gardens

Day at leisure in Medieval York

Optional – Guided city tour of York

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £70 Insurance £35 Reference BMY

Get away for Easter and enjoy the sounds of the 40s, 50s & 60s

in your 4* hotel just outside historic Warwick

HOTEL

4* Delta by Marriott Warwick for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Hosted weekend with live entertainment each evening

Prize for best fancy dress

Time at leisure in Warwick

En-route stops in Leamington Spa and Stratford Upon Avon

Entry to British Motor Museum

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £60 Insurance £35 Reference BTD

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EASTER IN THE HEART OF ENGLAND

WITH WELSH LEGENDS

4 DAYS FROM £449

An Easter break with a difference in the Heart of England,

with some of the country's top tribute acts. Included visits to

Coventry’s historic Guildhall and Shakespeare’s Stratford

HOTEL

4* Mercure Daventry Court Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Porterage

Visit to Coventry with entrance to

St Mary’s Guildhall

Visit to Stratford Upon Avon with

entrance to 3 Shakespeare sites

En-route stops in Leamington Spa & Benson

Friday – Shirley Bassey Tribute

Saturday – Tom Jones Tribute

Sunday – Bingo & quiz

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £60 Insurance £35 Reference BTS

EASTER IN SNOWDONIA

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4 DAYS FROM £479

EASTER IN WEYMOUTH

4 DAYS FROM £359

Award-winning Dorset coastline – dramatic cliffs, quiet coves,

shingle banks and sandy beaches

HOTEL

2* Crown Hotel, Weymouth for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Some entertainment

Full day to Isle of Purbeck, Swanage & Lulworth Cove – relax

around the stunning Dorset coastline

Visit to historic Poole & popular Bournemouth

En-route stop in Winchester

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. (ON REQUEST) Insurance £35 Reference BWM

EASTER IN BEAUTIFUL BATH

A CITY BREAK

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4 DAYS FROM £389

EASTER SPECIALS 2024

Breathtaking peaks & spectacular lakes – stay in attractive

Llanberis with the nearby Snowdon Mountain Railway & the

Ffestiniog Steam Railway – the highlight of your weekend!

HOTEL

3* Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

PRICE INCLUDES

Porterage, welcome drink & Easter egg

Glass of wine first night

Easter Sunday Lunch

Visit to Caernarfon

Train rides on Snowdon Mountain Railway & Ffestiniog

Steam Railway

SUPPLEMENTS

No single sup (£Nil limited) Insurance £35 Reference BTW

An elegant city full of traditional heritage, fine independent

shops, museums & galleries and overflowing with places to eat

and drink – Bath has it all!

HOTEL

4* Hampton by Hilton Bath City with breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Two full days at leisure in Bath – stunning

Georgian architecture

Optional – Guided walking tour of Bath

Optional – Visit to Bristol – buzzing city

with a rich maritime heritage

SUPPLEMENTS

Single sup. £135 Insurance £35 Reference BTO

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TRAVELLING SOLO

HIGHLIGHTS OF YORKSHIRE

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4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £559

TRAVELLING SOLO

SPRINGTIME IN SURREY

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4 DAYS FROM £539

SOLO TRAVELLER

NEW

NEW

Travelling alone can be daunting but a coach holiday is a

great way to travel solo in company. And Yorkshire is amongst

the UK’s most friendly places with welcoming locals, not to

mention sweeping landscapes and a proud heritage. Staying

in elegant Harrogate, visit the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, the great

city of York and magnificent Skipton Castle

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to

Harrogate for your 3- or

4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure

with two included excursions

Full day at leisure in Harrogate

(5-day only)

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Scenic Yorkshire Dales &

Skipton Castle Known for

its outstanding scenery, the

Yorkshire Dales have many

moods. Head to Pateley

Bridge, Grassington and

the quaint town of Settle.

Discover over 900 years of

history at impressive

Skipton Castle

Medieval York & York’s

Chocolate Story York is one

of the world’s great

medieval cities. Discover the

surprising secrets and

origins of chocolate at

York’s Chocolate Story

RETURN DAY Head home via

interchange with a stop

en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights in

Harrogate with breakfast &

dinner

Porterage

Welcome drink (4-day only)

Scenic Yorkshire Dales Drive

Entrance to Skipton Castle

Visit to Medieval York

Entrance to York’s

Chocolate Story

4 DAY IN FEB

CEDAR COURT HOTEL,

HARROGATE HHHH

Historic hotel located in a

quiet area approx. 15 mins

walk to centre

Traditional guestrooms

(NB no walk-in showers)

Single rooms are double/

twin for sole occupancy

Evening meal in private

dining room

5 DAY IN SEP

CROWN HOTEL,

HARROGATE HHHH

Stylish hotel over 300

years old

Centrally located next to

the Royal Pump Room

Individually styled

guestrooms with WiFi,

TV & hairdryer

Single rooms are double/

twin for sole occupancy

Ornate oak-panelled

restaurant, brasserie & bar

DATES & PRICES

16 FEB 2024 4 DAYS £559

30 SEP 2024 5 DAYS £679

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

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It’s time to look forward to spring flowers, lighter evenings

and a bit of ‘me’ time. Lift the spirits with a guided tour of the

Surrey Hills, a visit to the world’s largest and oldest occupied

castle and a luxury cream tea afloat. Maybe even make some

new friends along the way

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Kingston, a bustling market town on the banks of the

River Thames. Then it’s just a short drive to Leatherhead to check in

for 3 nights DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Windsor Castle & Afternoon Tea Cruise Majestic Windsor

Castle is one the UK’s top visitor attractions, full of treasures and

home to 40 monarchs and 1000 years of regal history. Enjoy a

different perspective of the castle and the town on Thames river

cruise with a sumptuous afternoon tea served onboard

Scenic Drive – Surrey Hills & Shere Guided Tour Shere is a

picturesque, quintessential English village, known as the film

location for ‘The Holiday’, with a unique charm

DAY 4 Head home via interchange with a stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights in Leatherhead with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit to Royal Windsor

Entrance to Windsor Castle

Luxury Afternoon Tea Cruise

on the River Thames

Guided tour of the Surrey Hills

inc picturesque Shere

En-route stop in Kingstonupon-Thames

THE FEDERATION HOTEL,

LEATHERHEAD HHH

Plush HQ for the Police

Federation

Fresh contemporary

bedrooms with flat

screen TV, climate control,

hair dryers & free WiFi

Single rooms are double/

twin for sole occupancy

Atrium restaurant & bar

Air-conditioned gym

DATES & PRICES

12 APRIL 2024 £539

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

£Nil

Insurance £35

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TRAVELLING SOLO

LANCASHIRE RAIL & SEASIDE

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TRAVELLING SOLO

BRISTOL & BATH

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25

4 DAYS FROM £489

4 DAYS FROM £529

NEW

SOLO TRAVELLER

Travel alone but never lonely, always safe in the knowledge

that there is company there if you fancy a chat and that

all logistics and details have been taken care of. Then all

you need to do is sit back and relax and enjoy a day out

on the East Lancashire Railway as well as a seaside visit

to Lytham St Annes

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north with comfort stops en-route for your 3-night

stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

East Lancashire Railway & Oswaldtwistle A key part of the

industrial revolution in Lancashire, the ELR has a long and

rich heritage. There is plenty to see along the 12-mile line

with 7 different stops to explore. Bury Bolton station is a

must-see beautiful example of the ELR’s heritage with the

Bury Transport Museum just across the road. Later stop at

Oswaldtwistle Mills Home &

Lifestyle Centre – the

multi-award-winning

shopping mill

Lytham St Annes A day out on

the Lancashire coast in the

dual seaside towns of Lytham

and St Annes is a reminder

of why we love the British

seaside so much – expansive

sandy beach, Victorian pier,

historic windmill and stylish

independent shops

DAY 4 Head home via

interchange with a stop

en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

All Day Hop on Hop off ticket

on East Lancashire Railway

Visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills

Seaside visit to Lytham

St Annes

Call us on:

01255 425453

MERCURE BLACKBURN

DUNKENHALGH,

CLAYTON LE MOORS

HHHH

Set in 17 acres of parkland

of a 14th century country

manor house

Refurbished in 2020,

guest bedrooms

are modern with TV,

hairdryer & iron

Singles are double / twin

for sole use

Extensive spa with pool

plus fitness centre

Elegant restaurant & bar

One lift serves part of the

hotel but not all rooms

(some ground floor rooms)

DATES & PRICES

12 JULY 2024 £489

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

£Nil

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BSB

Whether travelling alone or with a companion, Bristol is a

great base for a weekend away, staying in a luxury 4* city

centre hotel. Enjoy a full day out in the glorious City of Bath,

get up close to wildlife at Slimbridge Wetlands Centre and

soak up over 800 years of history at medieval Berkeley Castle

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Bristol with a scenic detour through the Cotswolds

and a stop in pretty Burford. Onto Bristol for 3 nights DBB (buffet

dinner on first night)

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Berkeley Castle & Slimbridge Wetland Centre Tea & biscuits

are served on arrival at magnificent Berkeley Castle which

dates back to 1153. Each room tells a fascinating story including

the cell where Edward II’s murder is thought to have taken place.

Onto Slimbridge for a light lunch and time to explore the

beautiful wetland landscape

Regency Bath A day out in the exquisite Georgian City of

Bath, home to historical monuments and architectural

treasures as well as film locations for the popular Netflix

production ‘Bridgerton’

DAY 4 Head home via interchange with a stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights in central

Bristol with breakfast & dinner

(buffet dinner on first evening)

Porterage & welcome drink

Use of hotel leisure facilities

Day out in Bath

Entrance Slimbridge Wetland

Centre with light lunch

Entrance to Berkeley Castle

with tea, coffee & biscuits and

guided tour

HILTON GARDEN INN

BRISTOL CENTRE HHHH

Modern hotel in city

centre location

Bright, smart rooms with

TV, mini-fridge, WiFi, TV &

floor-to-ceiling windows

Singles are double / twin

for sole use

Restaurant, lounge bar &

terrace

Modern gym

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

4 AUG 2024 £529

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

£Nil

Insurance £35

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NORTON GRANGE

COASTAL VILLAGE

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5 DAYS FROM £459

WARNERS LEISURE HOTELS

Warner Leisure Hotels are more than just a place to stay.

Designed exclusively for adults, Warners is the ultimate

gateway to the greenest regions in England and North

Wales with a handpicked collection of 15 country estates

and coastal villages. The choice is yours!

Norton Grange Holiday Village is one of the best spots on the

Isle of Wight to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the

Solent. Explore pretty Yarmouth or take a stroll along the sea

wall and watch the yachts go by

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights chalet style accommodation with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Warner Production Show - Sounds of the 70s & 80s

Included excursion – The Needles at Alum Bay – Visit IOW Pearl,

Alum Bay, Freshwater & Yarmouth

Optional excursion –

Newport & Godshill – the

island’s ‘capital’ plus a

picturesque village

DATES & PRICES

30 SEPT 2024 £459

SUPPLEMENTS

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BZZ

Does your heart belong to the coast or the country? Do

you love bijoux chalets with a sea view or country hotels

overlooking endless gardens? Wherever you choose to

stay, there’s so much on offer. It’s guaranteed that there’ll be

something for everyone. Wander around a beautiful garden,

relax in the pool or try something new like archery or rifle

shooting – you can pack as much or as little into your day

as you please. So much more than just a room for the night

and always with the promise that you’ll be in safe hands!

SPARKLING EVENINGS

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. So kick back

and enjoy live music, comedy, shows and dancing – every

night is different.

BEMBRIDGE

COAST HOTEL

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NOW

5 DAYS FROM £629

VARIETY NIGHTS

Boogie Fever H Do You Warner Dance H A Night at the

Musicals H Big Band Sounds H Tribute Acts H Motown,

Jazz and showtunes – it’s all here

YOUR WARNER BREAK WILL INCLUDE

Elegant & contemporary rooms

Daytime activities

Use of the leisure club facilities

Movies, walks, quizzes & games

Hearty breakfasts & sumptuous 3-course evening

meals (Please note: tea / coffee is NOT included)

Evening entertainment every night

Please note: All Warners Leisure Hotels are cashless, so any

extras will need to be paid with a credit / debit card

©All images courtesy of Warner Lesiure Hotels

Bembridge Coast Hotel sits on a secluded eastern shore of

the Isle of Wight just metres from the glistening Solent – the

perfect seaside setting with sea breeze gardens, fantastic

views, unique beach and top-notch entertainment

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Entertainment Gold with comedy, show & dancing

Included excursion ‘Round the

Island’ tour

Optional excursion – Osborne

DATES & PRICES

3 JUNE 2024 £629

House Transfer – Queen

Victoria’s summer home

(entrance not included) OR

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Ryde & Cowes

Insurance £37

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability REFERENCE BZZ

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LAKESIDE

COASTAL VILLAGE

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SINAH WARREN

COASTAL HOTEL

4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £429 5 DAYS FROM £639

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Lakeside Coastal Village’s traditional holiday atmosphere

strikes you the moment you arrive. Set on Hayling Island, it

has a cosy village feel with a bright courtyard at its heart

and the beach on the doorstep

PRICE INCLUDES

3 or 4 nights chalet style accommodation with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment

Easter – Late & Live Tina

Turner tribute / Included

excursion – Weald &

Downland Museum &

Chichester / Optional

excursion – Bognor Regis

August – Entertainment

Gold – music & comedy

Included excursion –

Bognor Regis / Optional

excursion – Chichester

Accommodation upgrades

subject to supplement and

availability

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR

2024 (Easter)

4 DAYS £429

5 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

REFERENCE BZZ

Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel is a friendly, popular resort on

Hayling Island with sea on two sides, a golf course nearby

and stunning seaviews over Langstone Harbour. With the

glimmering waters and colourful yachts gliding by, you could

almost be on the Riviera

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion Portsmouth & HMS Victory – Maritime city &

celebrated naval warship

Optional excursion –

DATES & PRICES

Worthing

6 MAY 2024 £639

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability SUPPLEMENTS

Call us on:

01255 425453

Single (limited)

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £37

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WARNERS LEISURE HOTELS

GUNTON HALL

COASTAL VILLAGE

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CRICKET ST THOMAS

HISTORIC HOTEL

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5 DAYS FROM £539 5 DAYS FROM £599

Within walking distance of the beach, Gunton Hall is located

near Lowestoft on the east coast and is surrounded by 55

acres of woodland gardens, a picturesque lake and pitch and

putt course

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights chalet style accommodation with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion Sheringham, Poppy Line & Wroxham Barns

Victorian seaside town &

DATES & PRICES

heritage railway

Optional excursion –

19 AUG 2024 £539

Aldburgh & Southwold –

SUPPLEMENTS

Pretty coastal towns

Single (limited) £Nil

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability Insurance £37

REFERENCE BZZ

Regency elegance with sweeping staircases, vast landscaped

gardens and history aplenty with croquet on the lawn and

boules – at Cricket St. Thomas in Somerset, you’ll feel ‘To the

Manor Born’

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion – Montacute House – Elizabethan

Renaissance masterpiece

Optional excursion - Sidmouth

Regency charm on the

DATES & PRICES

14 OCT 2024 £599

beautiful Jurassic Coast

SUPPLEMENTS

Accommodation upgrades subject

Single (limited) £Nil

to supplement and availability

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BZZ

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ALVASTON

HALL HOTEL

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BODELWYDDAN

CASTLE HISTORIC HOTEL

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5 DAYS FROM £599 5 DAYS FROM £579

WARNERS LEISURE HOTELS

An enchanting half-timbered Victorian country house a short

distance from the riverside town of Nantwich in the leafy

Cheshire countryside. A perfect retreat with its own golf

course, indoor swimming pool and much more

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion Historic City of Chester – One of England’s

best-preserved cities with

Roman Wall and ‘The Rows’

Optional excursion –

Bridgemere Show Gardens &

Nantwich – Horticultural

DATES & PRICES

1 JULY 2024

SUPPLEMENTS

£599

centre & atmospheric

Single (limited) £Nil

medieval town on the River

Weaver

Insurance £37

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability

REFERENCE BZZ

Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales is set in the original castle

grounds. This Grade II listed Victorian folly has all the amenities

of a modern hotel and is surrounded by magnificent, dramatic

scenery – a setting between mountains and coast

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion – Plas Newydd House & Garden – family

home of the Marquess of

Anglesey on the banks of the

Menai Strait

Optional Excursion –

Llandudno – Wonderful

promenade and the longest

pier in Wales

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability

DATES & PRICES

17 JUNE 2024 £579

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BZZ

STUDLEY

CASTLE HOTEL

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LITTLECOTE

HOUSE HOTEL

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NOW

5 DAYS FROM £719 4 DAYS FROM £559

Studley Castle Hotel in rural Warwickshire is a new member

of the Warner family. A beautiful hotel curating more than 180

years of history, but utterly modern in outlook

PRICE INCLUDES

4 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion Baddesley Clinton Manor House – moated

manor house in the Forest of Arden

Optional excursion – Great

Malvern & The Malvern Hills

DATES & PRICES

En-route stops in Stratford-

Upon-Avon & Bicester Avenue 15 JULY 2024 £719

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BZZ

Littlecote House, set in 113 acres of gardens and rolling

parkland, is located near Hungerford in the Royal County

of Berkshire. It features a Roman mosaic and a stained glass

window marking Henry VIII meeting Jane Seymour

PRICE INCLUDES

3 nights hotel with breakfast & dinner

Daily activity & entertainment programme

Included excursion Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village

Picturesque village and film

location (eg Downton Abbey,

DATES & PRICES

Pride & Prejudice)

Optional excursion –

19 JULY 2024 £559

McArthurGlen’s Designer

SUPPLEMENTS

Outlet Swindon – one of the

largest in Europe with over 90

Single (limited) £Nil

top names

Insurance £35

Accommodation upgrades subject

to supplement and availability

REFERENCE EZZ

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NIDD HALL

HOTEL

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NOW

4 DAYS FROM £509

One of the most popular of the Warner collection of historic hotels

in a peaceful location in 45 acres of verdant parkland on the edge

of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

PRICE INCLUDES

3 nights hotel with

breakfast & dinner

Daily activity &

entertainment

programme

80s Festival – George

Michael tribute, live acts

& DJ

Included excursion

Medieval York Spiritual

capital of the North

Optional excursion

Yorkshire Dales National

Park via Settle, Hawes &

Wharfedale

En-route stop in

Stamford

Accommodation upgrades

subject to supplement and

availability

DATES & PRICES

3 MAY 2024 £509

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BZZ

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WARNERS LEISURE HOTELS

THORESBY HALL

HOTEL & SPA

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4 DAYS FROM £589

Thoresby, in acres of classic parkland, is one of Nottinghamshire's

great houses, full of original features including the vaulted

splendour of the Great Hall. The house's broad terrace overlooks

a croquet lawn and acres of classic parkland. There is a wide

range of activities available from falconry to laser clay shooting

PRICE INCLUDES

3 nights hotel with

breakfast & dinner

Daily activity &

entertainment

programme

70s Festival – Glam Rock

classics, live acts & DJ

Included excursion

Southwell Victorian

Workhouse &

Edwinstowe – the UK’s

most complete

workhouse & Robin

Hood’s Village

Optional excursion City

of Nottingham – plenty

to see and do in Robin

Hood city

Accommodation upgrades

subject to supplement and

availability

DATES & PRICES

24 MAY 2024 £589

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BZZ

HOLME LACY HISTORIC

HOTEL

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NOW

4 DAYS FROM £495

Holme Lacy House, a beautiful Georgian Grade I listed mansion

dating back to 1674, has wonderfully manicured parkland, ornate

ceilings and stately drawing rooms. It was reportedly visited by

Charles II and William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who held cabinet

meetings in the gardens. Located in the idyllic Wye Valley, Holme

Lacy is one of Herefordshire’s treasures

PRICE INCLUDES

3 nights hotel with

breakfast & dinner

Daily activity &

entertainment

programme

Included excursion

Symonds Yat, Ross on

Wye & The Wye Valley

– Spectacular

countryside and historic

market towns – picture

postcard perfect

Optional excursion

– Ludlow – Architectural

medieval gem with

historic castle above the

River Terme

Accommodation upgrades

subject to supplement and

availability

DATES & PRICES

25 OCT 2024 £495

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BZZ

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LOOE, THE EDEN PROJECT &

PLYMOUTH CRUISE

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5 DAYS FROM £699

ST AGNES & DOC

MARTIN’S CORNWALL

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4, 5, 6 OR 7 DAYS FROM £369

SOUTHWEST

FAVOURITE

FAVOURITE

Life slows down in South East Cornwall, but there is still plenty

to see – from the bustling port and sandy beaches of Looe

to the spectacular Eden Project, the world’s largest indoor

rainforest. Enjoy Cornwall, whatever the weather. Also see

4-day Cosy Cornwall* on page 13 (itinerary varies)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Enjoy a scenic drive down to Cornwall and the popular

village of Looe for 4 nights. DBB

DAY 2 - 3 (OR 4) At leisure in Looe with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Eden Project & Charlestown The Eden Project is

a global garden with its huge biomes of tropical and

Mediterranean environments. Spend the day or continue to

Charlestown with its historic harbour and stunning beach

Mount Edgcumbe House & Plymouth Cruise Cruise across

Plymouth Sound to Cremyll Quay and the former home of the

Earls of Mount Edgcumbe

DAY 5 Head back home after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit and entrance to the

Eden Project

Visit to Charlestown

Mount Edgcumbe

entrance & Plymouth

Boat Cruise

Some hotel

entertainment

PORTBYHAN HOTEL,

LOOE HHH

Award-winning hotel in

the heart of Looe

Fully re-furbished bedrooms

& public areas

Bright rooms, restaurant,

bar, lounge & terrace

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

8 MAR 2024* 4 DAYS £389

5 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £709

23 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £699

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

REFERENCE BPH

Head to glorious Cornwall, the beautiful peninsula that

tumbles into the Atlantic Ocean. Staying in a Crusader favourite

hotel, explore the locations of the much-loved Doc Martin TV

series. The 7-day tour features a day out to the Scilly Isles.

5-day Winter Warmer 11 Nov 2024 – itinerary varies*

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head off to St. Agnes for your 3, 4, 5 or 6 night stay DBB

DAY 2 - 3 (4, 5 OR 6) At leisure in St. Agnes with two or three

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Guided Tour of Doc Martin Country (All tours) The village of Port

Isaac and Fern Cottage

are the most recognisable

Doc Martin locations

St. Ives (Not 4 days) Arty

St Ives, one of Cornwall’s

prettiest ports, with its

gorgeous beaches &

cobbled streets

Isles of Scilly for the Day

(7 day only) Return ferry

to St Mary’s – a different

world of azure seas &

sub-tropical gardens

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Truro and Falmouth

(Included for 4 day /

Optional for 5 & 6 days)

Appealing Falmouth,

overlooking the broad

Fal River and Cornwall’s

only city, elegant Truro

RETURN DAY It’s farewell to

Cornwall as you head for

home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Entertainment on some

nights

Porterage

Doc Martin Country

Guided Tour (All tours)

Visit to Truro & Falmouth

(4 day only)

Visit to St Ives (Not 4 day)

Scilly Isles for the Day (7

day only)

ROSEMUNDY HOUSE HOTEL,

ST AGNES HHH

Stunning location close to

village centre in 4 acres of

grounds

Tasteful bedrooms with TV &

hairdryer

Two lounges, bar &

restaurant

Outdoor pool (summer

season only)

No lift but some ground floor

rooms

DATES & PRICES

15 MAR 2024 4 DAYS £369

6 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £549

16 JUN 2024 7 DAYS £869

6 OCT 2024 6 DAYS £669

11 NOV 2024*

Winter Warmer

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

5 DAYS £499

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 6 DAYS £39

Insurance 7 DAYS £41

REFERENCE BSA

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NEWQUAY

CREAM OF CORNWALL

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5 DAYS FROM £589

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FAVOURITE

Newquay boasts some of the finest coastline and beaches in Europe and is

unquestionably one of Cornwall's loveliest resorts. The sunny climate has attracted

visitors for centuries, from the pirates which have given this county its own flag, to the

thrill seekers who come to play along the rugged coastline, to gentler folk who come to

enjoy the quaint fishing villages, rolling hills, rugged moorland and beautiful gardens

APR, MAY & OCT ONLY

ESPLANADE HOTEL,

NEWQUAY HHHH

Modern, refurbished hotel at the

famous Fistral Beach with great

Atlantic Ocean views

Restaurant & lounge

Leisure facilities include pool,

jacuzzi & sauna

Comfortable guestrooms

with all mod cons

Singles are double / twin

for sole use

Lift to all floors

SOUTH WEST

ITINERARY

DAY 1 A morning departure, stopping for

lunch and refreshments on your way to

your resort hotel in Newquay. 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner included

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Newquay with two

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Padstow, Tintagel & Boscastle Start the

day with a visit to the picturesque fishing

town of Padstow. Nestling on the beautiful

Camel Estuary, the town with its colourful

working harbour is surrounded by pastel

washed medieval houses. Continue to

Tintagel, the legendary birthplace of King

Arthur. On the return journey a visit to

Boscastle, a village set in a conservation

area amongst some of the most beautiful

countryside within the British Isles

St Ives Discover the scenic delights of

Cornwall in St. Ives, where life is cradled

around the harbour. Wander along the

maze of tiny cobbled streets lined by

fishermen's cottages, with a breathtaking

seaside vista to greet you around

each corner

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Looe & Polperro Spend the day touring

the secluded bays and quaint villages of

South East Cornwall. See the beautiful

coastal towns of Looe and Polperro –

small, unspoilt fishing villages with a

colourful history of boat building and

smuggling, which still retain their

traditional character

DAY 5 After breakfast travel homewards

returning to your home towns around

early evening

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Tea/coffee after dinner

Free use of leisure facilities (indoor pool,

jacuzzi & sauna)

Entertainment on some evenings

Excursion to Padstow, Tintagel &

Boscastle

Excursion to St. Ives

JULY ONLY

FISTRAL BEACH HOTEL & SPA,

NEWQUAY HHHH

Modern hotel (exclusively for

adults) with stunning views

across the bay

Smart restaurant & lounge bar

Free use of leisure facilities inc

11m pool, hot tub & sauna

Single are double / twin for

sole use

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

15 APR 2024 Esplanade £599

20 MAY 2024 Esplanade £619

7 JULY 2024 Fistral £699

6 OCT 2024 Esplanade £589

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £95

Insurance £37

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GLORIOUS

SOUTH DEVON

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BABBACOMBE

STEAM & CRUISE

BOOK

NOW

4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £319

4 DAYS FROM £409

SOUTHWEST

NEW

One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera's crown,

compact Paignton greets you with the welcoming sight of its

long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront,

promenade, traditional pier and colourful beach huts. Paignton

is the ideal Devon holiday resort for a relaxing break and the

fabulous Palace Hotel, right on the Esplanade, is the perfect base

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Paignton in South Devon for your 3 or 4-night

stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure in Paignton with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Exmouth (All tours) Exmouth is one of the oldest and most

picturesque seaside towns in Devon. Take a stroll through

Manor Gardens to the seafront and the Esplanade to the iconic

clock tower

Dartmouth Steam Railway & Dartmouth (5 day only) A steam

train trip along the coast,

overlooking the River

Dart, linking Paignton to

Dartmouth with a 5 min

ferry from Kingswear to

Dartmouth. Enjoy leisure

time in Dartmouth with its

winding Elizabethan

streets, independent

shops and cosy cafés

Totnes (included for 4

day / optional for 5 day)

Dating back to 907 AD,

Totnes is a historic market

town on the banks of the

River Dart

RETURN DAY After

breakfast, return

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit to Exmouth

Dartmouth Steam Railway

& Dartmouth (5 day only)

Visit to Totnes (included

for 4 day / optional for

5 day)

THE PALACE HOTEL,

PAIGNTON HHH

Smart hotel on Paignton’s

Esplanade, close to town

centre

Tasteful guestroom with

all mod cons (seaview

supplement applies)

Health Suite with small pool,

sauna & steam

Modern restaurant & sun

lounge

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

16 FEB 2024 4 DAYS £319

22 APR 2024 5 DAYS £469

12 JUL 2024 4 DAYS £439

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

REFERENCE BPP

Babbacombe offers all the beauty of the English Riviera

without the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts. In 1846,

Queen Victoria wrote: 'It's a beautiful spot... red cliffs and

rocks with wooded hills like Italy……….’ and 150 years on it still

feels the same. Beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest

cliff top promenade in England and the charming Cliff

Railway has been in service for over 90 years. See Pg 95 for

Turkey & Tinsel* – different itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to the English Riviera and check in for your 3-night

stay in Babbacombe. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with one included excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Cruise Board the train at

Paignton for Kingswear with breathtaking views of the coastline.

Cross the River Dart by foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth to join

the circular river cruise passing amazing scenery, Kingswear &

Dartmouth Castles & Royal Naval College. Once back in

Dartmouth, retrace your steps

to board the train and return

to Paignton, where your

coach awaits

DAY 4 Head homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entertainment some nights

Dartmouth Steam Railway &

River Cruise

BABBACOMBE HOTEL

HHH

Popular seafront hotel on

flat Babbacombe Downs,

close to cliff railway

Bar & restaurant with

stunning seaviews

Entertainment some

nights

Free WiFi throughout

There is a lift

NB Single rooms are

accessed via 3 - 6 steps

DATES & PRICES

19 JULY 2024 £429

30 AUG 2024 £409

6 DEC 2024* (T&T) £319

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £15

Insurance £35

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THE ENGLISH RIVIERA

TORQUAY 3H & 4H

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HHHH

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4, 5 OR 7 DAYS FROM £309

HEADLAND HOTEL & SPA,

TORQUAY HHH

Elegant hotel in lovely grounds

looking over Torbay

Restaurant, Gallery Lounge &

Sea View Terrace

Sauna, mini gym, spa &

hydro pool

Lift to most floors

SOUTHWEST

FAVOURITE

It may face the English Channel, rather than the Med, but the coast around Torquay

has long been dubbed the English Riviera, famous for palm trees, piers and russet-red

cliffs. Torquay is the quintessential English seaside resort with a mild microclimate.

See page 14 for early Cosy Break in Torquay & Sixties Party with Free Bar (*different

hotels, itinerary & inclusions)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 It’s off to Torquay for your 3, 4 or 6

night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (4 OR 6) At leisure in Torquay

with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Devon Coast – Brixham & Dartmouth

(All tours) Along the famous Devon

coastline to Brixham, a fishing port and

popular resort with a rich maritime

history. Onto Dartmouth, another

beautiful and well-preserved old port,

situated in an AONB, with the River Dart

and the pretty town providing plenty of

photographic delights

Dawlish & Teignmouth (All tours)

Traditional seaside town of Dawlish has a

wonderful long golden sandy beach and

is home to the famous black swans,

resident since the early 1900s. Onto

Teignmouth, a stunning coastal town with

historic Georgian buildings, a Victorian

pier and promenade

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Buckfast Abbey & The House of Marbles

(7 day only) Founded by King Canute in

1018, Buckfast Abbey is home to a working

community of Benedictine monks. A fun

visit follows to the popular House of

Marbles

RETURN DAY Homeward bound with

happy memories

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3, 4 or 6 nights with breakfast &

dinner

Porterage (Belgrave Sands only)

Tea / coffee after dinner

Some entertainment

Included excursions as stated

BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL

& SPA, TORQUAY HHHH

Newly renovated hotel near

Torre Abbey and beach

Stylishly furnished guestrooms

Restaurant, lounge bar, indoor

pool & gym

Regular live entertainment

Lift access to most rooms

DATES & PRICES

26 JAN 2024*

Headland Hotel

(Cosy Break)

22 MAR 2024*

Nethway Hotel

(60s Free Bar Pg 14)

10 MAY 2024

Belgrave Sands

3 JUN 2024

Belgrave Sands

30 JUN 2024

Headland Hotel

9 SEPT 2024

Headland Hotel

18 OCT 2024

Belgrave Sands

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

4 DAYS £309

4 DAYS £329

4 DAYS £389

5 DAYS £539

7 DAYS £779

5 DAYS £529

4 DAYS £389

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 7 DAYS £41

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REGENCY SIDMOUTH

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5 DAYS FROM £619

SOUTHWEST

FAVOURITE

JUNE ONLY

BEDFORD HOTEL,

SIDMOUTH HHH

Sea front location with stunning

views over Lyme Bay

All bedrooms have en-suite

shower rooms, TV & hairdryer

Restaurant, bar and lounge

with veranda

There is a lift

Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, described Sidmouth as a town caught in timeless charm,

after being captivated by its beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, clean beaches and

Regency history. This lovely seaside town is nestled beneath majestic red cliffs, a town

like no other, located in East Devon – full of friendly faces and beautiful scenery. The

dramatic cliffs, fresh sea air and the abundance of attractions make it a wonderful

place to recharge the batteries. New itinerary inclusion for 2024 is a visit to Forde

Abbey House & Gardens

ITINERARY

DAY 1 It’s off to Sidmouth for your 4-night

stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Sidmouth with two

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Forde Abbey House & Gardens &

Axminster Home to the stunning Mortlake

tapestries, the Abbey has a rich and

varied history spanning 900 years.

Through the centuries, it has played host

to Cistercian monks to 19 th -century

philosophers and politicians. Stop in

Axminster, famous for the production

of carpets and pottery

River Exe Cream Tea Cruise & Exmouth

Exmouth is one of the oldest and most

picturesque seaside towns in Devon with

two miles of sandy beach - perfect for

walks. Board your included river cruise

here and your Skipper will give you a live

commentary on the history of the area, the

beautiful sights, the resident seals and

visiting wildlife. During the cruise you will

be served fresh Devon Scones smothered

with strawberry jam and locally made

clotted cream and a tea or coffee all

without having to leave your seat!

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

West Bay & Lyme Regis West Bay is

located along the world-famous Jurassic

Coast and was the stage for ITV's

Broadchurch. Head west to Lyme Regis

with its wonderful beaches and ancient

watermill in the town’s artisan quarter

where restored buildings house an art

gallery, silversmith, pottery studio and a

micro-brewery

DAY 5 After a leisurely breakfast, drive to

interchange with ample time for

refreshments

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Tea / coffee after dinner

River Exe Cruise & Cream Tea

Forde Abbey House & Gardens

Visit to Axminster

MAY & SEPTEMBER ONLY

ROYAL YORK & FAULKNER

HOTEL, SIDMOUTH HHH

Family-run hotel in Grade II

listed building on the Esplanade

All guestrooms have TV &

hairdryer

Seafront restaurant, elegant

bar, hydro-therapy pool &

sauna

There is a lift but some

internal steps

DATES & PRICES

20 MAY 2024

Royal York

23 JUNE 2024

Bedford

23 SEPT 2024

Royal York

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£619

£739

£649

£Nil

Insurance £37

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SOMERSET

SIZZLER

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WESTON-SUPER-MARE,

A TASTE OF CIDER & LONGLEAT

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4 DAYS FROM £449

5 DAYS FROM £509

SOUTHWEST

NEW

Welcome to Somerset with its five areas of outstanding

natural beauty, Exmoor National Park and a varied coastline

of long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and traditional

harbours. Somerset sizzles with many surprises just waiting

to be discovered!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Bridgwater pausing en-route for refreshments. Check

in for your 3-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Bridgwater with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Exmoor National Park, Dunster & Watchet Scenic drive into

Exmoor National Park, calling at Dunster, a beautiful medieval

village with a fairy tale castle perched on a hill, an iconic

Yarn Market, cobbled streets and rose-covered thatched

cottages. Onto the seaside town of Watchet with a strong

maritime history

Burnham on Sea & Wells Although Burnham-On-Sea pier is

Britain's shortest pier, it also has seven miles of golden sands

stretching between Burnham & Brean Sands. Later head for

Wells, with its quintessentially English appearance, cobbled

streets, medieval architecture and magnificent Cathedral

DAY 4 Head homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & buffet dinner

Tea / coffee after dinner

Single accommodation in

double rooms

Excursion to Exmoor, Dunster

& Watchet

Visit to Burnham on Sea &

Wells

Porterage

MERCURE BRIDGWATER

HOTEL HHHH

Polished hotel in

the heart of historic

town centre

Smart, spacious

guestrooms with

WiFi & TV

Smart restaurant &

welcoming bar

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

24 MAY 2024 £449

13 SEPT 2024 £449

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £35

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Weston-super-Mare is a great British coastal resort on the

wide sweep of Weston Bay with a clean sandy beach and level

promenade. Steeped in Victorian history, Weston-super-Mare

makes a great base to visit some of Somerset’s most popular

attractions – Longleat, Wells & Sheppy’s House of Cider

(*See page 16 for details of 4-day Festival of Lights in Nov –

different itinerary)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Weston-super-Mare for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Somerset with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Longleat Safari Park The famous Safari Park opened in 1966

as the first drive-through Safari Park outside of Africa! It is

home to a wide range of fascinating species including the

magnificent lions

Wells & Sheppy’s House of Cider Plenty of olde worlde charm in

England’s smallest city, Wells, before heading to Sheppy’s House

of Cider for a tour, tasting and cream tea

DAY 5 After breakfast,

return homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entertainment

Entrance to Longleat

Safari Park

Visit to Wells

Tour, tasting & cream

tea at Sheppy’s

Cider Farm

SMITHS HOTEL, WESTON-

SUPER-MARE HHH

Prime sea-front location with

magnificent views across

Weston Bay

Comfortable refurbished

bedrooms – some compact

Residents’ lounge, restaurant,

bar & outdoor terrace

Small lift

DATES & PRICES

20 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £509

15 JUL 2024 5 DAYS £579

1 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £549

8 NOV 2024

*Festival of Lights

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

4 DAYS £399

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

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4H BRISTOL &

BERKELEY CASTLE

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BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL

BALLOON FIESTA

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4 DAYS FROM £399

4 DAYS FROM £499

SOUTHWEST

FAVOURITE

REVISED

NEW

Bristol has a rich maritime history and the former city centre

docks, The Harbourside, is now abuzz with restaurants, bars

and shops in the former warehouses. All yours to explore at

leisure staying in a luxury 4* city centre hotel plus a visit to

intriguing Berkeley Castle and picturesque Castle Combe

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Bristol, dipping into

the charming Cotswolds

en-route to your central hotel

for 3 nights. First & last night

dinner included DBB

DAY 2 – Bristol – A day to

explore the vibrant city centre

and the Harbourside. Great

shopping at Broadmead and

Cabot Circus. Take advantage

of the Bristol restaurant scene BB

DAY 3 – Berkeley Castle &

Castle Combe – A Jewel in the

Crown of British history full of

drama and intrigue (some steep

steps) and the ‘prettiest village’

in England

DAY 4 After a leisurely

breakfast, head homeward with

a stop in Royal Windsor

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast

Porterage & welcome drink

Dinner on Friday & Sunday

(B&B on Saturday)

Guided tour of Berkeley

Castle

Visit to Castle Combe

En-route stops in Cotswolds &

Windsor

MAY ONLY

HILTON GARDEN INN

BRISTOL HHHH

New hotel approx. 15m

walk to Cabot Circus

Bright guestrooms with

modern décor

Stylish restaurant, bar,

terrace, lounge &

fitness centre

Singles are double for

sole use

SEPTEMBER ONLY

CLAYTON HOTEL

BRISTOL CITY HHHH

Smart hotel in the heart

of Bristol

Modern restaurant,

bar plus gym

Spacious guestrooms

with all mod cons

Singles are double for

sole use

DATES & PRICES

17 MAY 2024

Hilton

20 SEPT 2024

Clayton

SUPPLEMENTS

£399

£499

Single (Hilton) £90

Single (Clayton) £160

Insurance £35

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The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta attracts over 130 hot

air balloons from across the globe with a spectacular mass

ascent of balloons at dawn and dusk. There is entertainment

and activities throughout the event including aerial displays,

music, balloon tethering and demos. Experience this fabulous

event and a day out in Beautiful Bath is also included

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Bristol with an interesting stop en-route to your central

Bristol hotel for 3 nights. First & last night buffet dinner included DBB

DAY 2 – Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – Truly a sight to

behold with plenty of activities during the day and the early

evening mass ascent around 18.00 and the popular Night Glow at

21.00 (Weather permitting) BB

DAY 3 – Bath – A day in the exquisite Georgian city of Bath with its

historical monuments and beautiful architecture. Optional city

sightseeing available. DBB

DAY 4 Homeward bound with a stop along the way

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast

Two buffet dinners in the hotel (first and last night)

Excursion to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Visit to Bath

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NOVOTEL BRISTOL

CENTRE HHHH

Modern red-brick hotel

approx. 15m walk from

the Harbourside

Modern guestrooms

with TV, hairdryer,

safe & WiFi

Restaurant, bar & fitness

centre

Lift to all floors

Singles are doubles

for sole use

DATES & PRICES

9 AUG 2024 £499

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £225

Insurance £35

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BEAUTIFUL BATH

A CITY BREAK

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WONDERFUL

WELLS

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4 DAYS FROM £389

4 DAYS FROM £459

NEW

SOUTH & SOUTH COAST

The ancient city of Bath is perfect for a weekend away with

its compact centre, historic attractions, independent shops,

charming cafés and trendy bars. Visit the ancient Roman

Baths and admire the architectural splendour of the iconic

Royal Crescent from your centrally located 4* hotel. (4-day

Bath Christmas Market at the Hampton by Hilton on 25 Nov &

2 Dec 2024)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Bath, with an interesting stop en-route to your centrally

located hotel for 3 nights. BB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Bath – The exquisite Georgian city of Bath is

a delight with its stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture

straight from a Jane Austen novel – highlights include the iconic

Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. Optional guided walking

tour may be available

OPTIONAL EXCURSION (EASTER ONLY)

Bristol Explore the vibrant city centre and the Harbourside.

Great shopping at

Broadmead and Cabot Circus

DAY 4 After a leisurely

breakfast, head homeward

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast

2 full days at leisure to explore

Bath

Optional excursion to Bristol

(Easter only)

HAMPTON BY HILTON

BATH CITY HHHH

New hotel in the

centre of Bath close

to attractions & local

restaurants

Stylish guestrooms

with TV, hairdryer, iron,

safe & free WiFi

Contemporary

restaurant & bar

There is a lift

Singles are double /

twin for sole use

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024

(Easter)

£389

5 JULY 2024 £399

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (Easter) £135

Single (July) £150

Insurance £35

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The historic Swan Hotel is fabulously located in the very

centre of pretty Wells, England’s smallest city. Cobbled

streets burst with olde worlde charm and the magnificent

medieval cathedral is a must see. Visits to Glastonbury and

Street are included

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Wells via Lacock. Check into your central hotel for 3

nights. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Wells with one included excursion and a

free day in Wells (Market Day on Sat)

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Glastonbury & Street Off to Glastonbury, on the edge of the

Somerset Levels where the mystical Tor rises up. Entrance is

included to the peaceful ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, the

possible burial place of legendary King Arthur. Continue to

Street and Clark’s Village, the outlet shopping centre

DAY 4 Head home via Salisbury and interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Welcome glass of Bucks Fizz

on first night

En-route stops in Lacock and

Salisbury

Included excursion to

Glastonbury & Street

Entrance to Glastonbury

Abbey ruins

BEST WESTERN PLUS

SWAN HOTEL, WELLS

HHHH

Historic hotel opposite

Wells Cathedral

Refurbished and

extended

Traditional bedrooms

(singles are double for

sole use)

Elegant bar, lounge

& wood panelled

restaurant

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

22 MAR 2024 £459

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £95

Insurance £35

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HIGHCLERE CASTLE &

A TIPPLE OF GIN

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4 DAYS FROM £479

CHARMING COTSWOLDS

AUTUMN COLOURS

BOOK

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4 DAYS FROM £499

SOUTH & SOUTH COAST

NEW

Beautiful Highclere Castle needs little introduction as the film

location of the hugely popular Downton Abbey TV series.

Home to the Carnarvon family since 1679, you can now walk

in the footsteps of your favourite Downton Abbey characters.

A visit to Winchester & a tour of Bombay Sapphire Gin

complete this great little break

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Newbury, with an interesting stop en-route, for your

3-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

The Real ‘Downton Abbey’ Highclere Castle has many rooms

and vistas which will be familiar to viewers of ‘Downton Abbey’

including the Drawing & Dining Rooms. Also enjoy the distinctive

Capability Brown gardens. Time at leisure in historic Newbury

Bombay Sapphire & Winchester Immerse yourself in all things

gin with a tour of the distillery including the botanical sensory

experience and of course, a tipple of gin. Then to Hampshire’s

foodie capital, historic Winchester

DAY 4 Homeward via interchange with a refreshment stop along

the way

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit & entry to Highclere

Castle

Visit to Newbury

Entrance & guided tour of

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Free time in Winchester

MERCURE WEST

GRANGE HOTEL

NEWBURY HHH

Smart low-rise hotel in

landscaped grounds in

rural location

Classic guestrooms with

TV, hairdryer, safe & WiFi

Relaxed restaurant

& bar overlooking

courtyard & gardens

Singles are double for

sole use

There is lift (some

ground floor rooms)

NEW

Explore the Charming Cotswolds, the epitome of rustic

charm, as the warm hues of summer give way to the golden

browns, burnt oranges and fiery reds of autumn and the

landscape transforms into an artist’s dream

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Gloucestershire with a lunch stop in lovely

Stow-on-the-Wold before checking to your hotel for your 3-night

stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Batsford Arboretum & Moreton-in-Marsh One of the UK's finest

tree and shrub collections, Batsford is a riot of autumnal colour

and a must visit for nature lovers. Moreton-in-Marsh has a

broad High Street lined with elegant Cotswolds stone buildings

Cotswolds Scenic Drive Enjoy the scenery and autumn colours

en-route to the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’, Broadway, and then to

charming Shipston-on-Stour for a cream tea

DAY 4 Homeward via interchange with a stop in picturesque

Bourton-on-the-Water with its many little bridges

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to Batsford

Arboretum

Visit to Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds Cream Tea

Cotswolds Scenic tour

En route stops to

Stow-on-the Wold &

Bourton-on-the-Water

DELTA BY MARRIOTT –

CHELTENHAM CHASE

HHHH

Contemporary

Gloucestershire retreat

14m swimming pool,

sauna, steam & spa

(treatments must be

booked)

Restaurant & Garden

Terrace Bar

Smart guestrooms with

TV, hairdryer & WiFi

Singles are double for

sole use

DATES & PRICES

30 AUG 2024 £479

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £45

Insurance £35

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DATES & PRICES

25 OCT 2024 £499

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £35

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GORGEOUS GARDENS

& HERITAGE HAVENS

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WEYMOUTH &

DELIGHTFUL DORSET

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NEW

SOUTH & SOUTH COAST

Stay at a stunning 4* historic country estate in the heart of the

Hampshire countryside and explore the very best of rural and

industrial England. Enjoy the natural beauty of two of the

South's most popular gardens, discover the delightful open-air

Rural Living Museum, the fascinating Whitchurch Silk Mill and

take a cream tea Thames cruise

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Hampshire via Guildford to check in for your

4-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Hampshire with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

RHS Garden Wisley & Rural Living Museum One of the world’s

great gardens packed with horticultural inspiration and a visit

to the open-air museum for nostalgic tales of country life from

times gone by

The Savill Garden & Windsor River Cruise with Cream Tea

A stunning natural haven with beautifully designed gardens

and a relaxing 2-hour circular cruise on the Thames with a

delicious cream tea

Whitchurch Silk Mill &

Winchester Discover the

traditional art of weaving at

this gem of industrial heritage.

Light lunch included.

Winchester, England’s ancient

capital for the afternoon

DAY 5 After breakfast, head

homeward to your local area

via Kingston upon Thames

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to RHS Garden

Wisley & The Savill Garden

Entrance to Rural Living

Museum

Thames River Cruise with

cream tea

Guided tour of Whitchurch

Silk Mill with sandwich lunch

Leisure time in Winchester

ELVETHAM HOTEL,

HARTLEY WINTNEY, NR

HOOK HHHH

Historic Elizabethan

country estate once

owned by the family

of Jane Seymour

Smart guestrooms with

all mod cons (main

house or adjacent

stable wing)

Impressive lounge,

bar & conservatory

restaurant with terrace

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

26 MAY 2024 £749

6 OCT 2024 £739

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £100

Insurance £37

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Popular Weymouth is a grand dame of a resort with a wonderful

sandy shore, historic harbour and the unique Nothe Gardens,

the town’s Victorian sub-tropical garden overlooking the bay.

Enjoy views of Portland to the right and Swanage in the distance

to the left. See pg 23 for Easter in Weymouth (itinerary varies*)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to the coast to check into your hotel. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (4 OR 6) At leisure in Weymouth with two or three

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Isle of Purbeck, Swanage & Lulworth Cove (All tours) Head

via the Isle of Purbeck with views of Corfe Castle to lovely

Swanage, on a beautiful, curved bay. Take an optional ride

on the heritage Swanage Railway before finishing the day

at Lulworth Cove, with its fascinating shingle beach

Seaton Electric Tramway

& Sidmouth (not Easter)

Seaton’s heritage tram

through the glorious Axe

Valley to ancient Colyton,

a little piece of 1950’s

England and time in

Regency Sidmouth with

its majestic red cliffs

Poole & Bournemouth

(Easter only) Explore

Poole’s historic quayside

and enjoy free time in

beautiful Bournemouth

with its idyllic coastline

Dorchester Market Day &

Bennetts Water Gardens

(7 day only) Dorset’s

vibrant county town plus a

visit to the home of the

National Plant Collection®

of Water Lilies

RETURN DAY Homeward

bound after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3, 4 or 6 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Some entertainment

Included excursions

as stated

Explorer ticket – Seaton

Tramway (not Easter)

En-route stop in

Winchester

CROWN HOTEL,

WEYMOUTH HH

Excellent location at the

top of the town centre

overlooking the harbour

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV – some compact

Restaurant, bar & residents’

lounge

Lift to all floors (some

internal steps)

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR

2024* (Easter)

4 DAYS £359

6 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £519

3 JUN 2024 5 DAYS £529

14 JUL 2024 7 DAYS £769

8 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £529

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 7 DAYS £41

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BEAUTIFUL BOURNEMOUTH

& THE NEW FOREST

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4, 5 OR 7 DAYS FROM £459

4H BOURNEMOUTH &

HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE

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NOW

5 DAYS FROM £679

SOUTH & SOUTH COAST

FAVOURITE

REVISED

Bournemouth – a town full of charm and character with a

superb range of attractions, parks, gardens and 7 miles of

sandy beaches. The centre is lively and cosmopolitan, marked

by pedestrian boulevards and street cafés. Enjoy an included

day out in the beautiful New Forest. (11 Nov 2024, 5-day Holly &

Ivy Break – itinerary varies*)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head south to the coast for your 3, 4 or 6 night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (4 OR 6) At leisure in Bournemouth with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

New Forest Scenic Drive – Lyndhurst & Lymington (All tours)

Discover the charm and natural beauty of the unique New

Forest National Park. From ‘The Capital of the New Forest’

Lyndhurst to Georgian Lymington

Poole & Cruise to Swanage (4 & 5 day tours only) From

charming Poole Quay take a one-hour scenic cruise to Victorian

Swanage passing Brownsea Island and the Jurassic Coast.

Time at leisure in lovely Swanage

Beaulieu – National

Motor Museum, Palace

House & Gardens and

Beaulieu Abbey (7 day

tour only)Visit the

Beaulieu Estate, home of

the Montagu family since

1538, nestled in the heart

of the New Forest

National Park. 250

vehicles tell the story of

motoring in Britain

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Southampton (7 day

only)Great maritime city,

home to museums and

West Quay for shopping

RETURN DAY After

breakfast, head homeward

to your local area

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3, 4 or 6 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Some entertainment

Included excursions as

stated

Boat trip to Swanage

(4 & 5 day tours only)

MARSHAM COURT HOTEL,

BOURNEMOUTH HHHH

Renovated hotel on East

Cliff with bay views

Spacious guestrooms

Restaurant, bar & casual

eatery

Outdoor pool (seasonal)

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

17 MAY 2024 4 DAYS £459

17 JUN 2024 5 DAYS £579

14 JUL 2024 7 DAYS £857

1 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £569

11 NOV 2024*

Holly & Ivy

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

5 DAYS £509

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 7 DAYS £41

REFERENCE BBM

NEW

Indulge yourself on this special

break in lovely Bournemouth

staying at the iconic 4*

Hermitage Hotel. Enjoy a ‘Mr

Selfridge Experience’, a private

talk at Highcliffe Castle and

a tour of delightful Compton

Acres with a head gardener

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Welcome tea/coffee

Mr Selfridge Experience with

talk & afternoon tea at the

seaview Cliffhanger Cafe

Entrance & private talk at

Highcliffe Castle – rented by

the Selfridges from 1916 to 1922

Entrance to Compton Acres

with Head Gardener tour

MOCK MED CRUISE ON

THE SOUTH COAST

NEW

Spring into your holiday year

with this fun-filled Mock Med

Cruise tour – travel around

Europe with mock stops in

Spain, Italy, France and Greece

– quizzes, bingo, themed menus

and entertainment

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & Manager’s

Cocktail Party

Quiz & bingo session plus

an afternoon tea

Entertainment & themed

dining nightly

Excursion to Wareham on

market day

Scenic New Forest Drive

HERMITAGE HOTEL,

BOURNEMOUTH HHHH

Iconic white building –

an inviting retreat in the

heart of town

Contemporary rooms

will all mod cons

Restaurant, lounge bar &

lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

3 JUNE 2024 £679

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £37

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5 DAYS FROM £479

SUNCLIFF HOTEL,

BOURNEMOUTH HHH

Traditional hotel on

panoramic East

Overcliff Drive

Leisure facilities include

indoor pool, gym & squash

Comfortable guestrooms

with free WiFi

DATES & PRICES

22 APR 2024 £479

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £37

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SHANKLIN &

THE DIAMOND ISLE

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4, 5 OR 7 DAYS FROM £429

HOVERCRAFT VIP EXPERIENCE

& MARITIME PORTSMOUTH

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5 DAYS FROM £559

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FAVOURITE

The timeless appeal of the Isle of Wight remains as strong

as ever. Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt

coastal scenery, a wealth of attractions, historic sites

and natural delights, it is a unique and ever popular

holiday destination

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Portsmouth for the ferry across the Solent to the

Isle of Wight for your 3, 4 or 6 night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (4 OR 6) At leisure in Shanklin with one or two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

IOW Steam Railway & Ryde (All tours) Take a trip from a

bygone age on the vintage IOW Steam Railway. Explore the

lovingly restored station at Havenstreet and spend time in Ryde

with a stroll along the

Esplanade or exploring

the High Street

Island Tour – Freshwater

Bay, The Needles, Alum

Bay & Godshill (5 & 7 day

only) Island highlights

include Freshwater Bay,

the famous Needles and

the multi-coloured sands

of Alum Bay. Return via

the lovely old village of

Godshill with its

delightful, thatched

cottages & tea rooms

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Return transfers to

Osborne House (7 day

only) Built in the style of

an Italian Villa, palatial

Osborne House was the

much-loved summer

home of Queen Victoria

(English Heritage)

RETURN DAY After

breakfast, board the

mid-morning ferry to the

mainland and home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3, 4 or 6 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Some entertainment

Isle of Wight Steam

Railway & Ryde

Included excursions

as stated

CHANNEL VIEW HOTEL,

SHANKLIN HHH

Popular clifftop hotel

overlooking Shanklin Bay

Restaurant, bar & some

evening entertainment

Indoor swimming pool &

sauna

All guestrooms with TV &

hairdryer

Lift to most floors

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024

(Easter)

4 DAYS £429

26 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £579

23 JUN 2024 7 DAYS £799

14 JULY 2024 7 DAYS £839

19 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £609

15 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £569

20 OCT 2024 5 DAYS £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 7 DAYS £41

REFERENCE BIW

NEW

Experience the thrill of an exclusive VIP hovercraft 'flight'

on the world's longest running commercial foot passenger

service. Enjoy a visit to England's favourite 'City by the Sea',

Portsmouth, with the magnificent Spinnaker Tower as well

as charming Chichester and to impressive Fishbourne Roman

Palace. All this and a fabulous 4* waterside resort hotel

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head south to the coast for your 4-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Hovercraft VIP Experience to the Isle of Wight A unique day

out starting at Southsea for your exclusive 'flight' across the

Solent. The VIP Hovercraft experience includes 360 degree

turns, a spin around the Solent forts and meeting the pilot.

Enjoy time at leisure in Ryde before returning to Southsea

Charming Chichester & Fishbourne Roman Palace Visit the

historic city of Chichester, almost entirely encircled by medieval

walls. Fishbourne Roman

Palace and Gardens houses

Britain’s largest collection of

Roman mosaic floors and

recreated Roman gardens

Maritime Portsmouth & the

Spinnaker Tower The Great

Waterfront City is brimming

with seafaring heritage from

the Historic Dockyard to the

cobbled lanes where press

gangs plied their sinister trade.

There’s fabulous shopping at

the impressive Gunwharf

Quays. Included entrance up

the iconic Spinnaker Tower for

miles of spectacular views

across the Solent

DAY 5 After breakfast, head

homeward to your local area

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & porterage

Hovercraft VIP Experience

to Ryde

Visit to Portsmouth &

entrance to Spinnaker Tower

Visit to Chichester

Entrance to Fishbourne

Roman Palace

LANGSTONE QUAYS

RESORT, HAYLING

ISLAND HHHH

Smart hotel with views

across Langstone

Harbour

Waterside restaurant,

terrace & lounge bar

Leisure club with indoor

pool, sauna & steam

Contemporary

guestrooms with all

mod cons (sea view

supplement applies)

Singles are double

for sole use

No lift to

accommodation but

some ground floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

27 MAY 2024 £559

1 SEPT 2024 £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BMP

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DISCOVER EASTBOURNE AT

THE LUXURY HYDRO HOTEL

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5 DAYS FROM £739

ARUNDEL CASTLE,

SOUTH DOWNS & SEASIDE

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NOW

4 DAYS FROM £429

SOUTH & SOUTH COAST

NEW

Re-discover Eastbourne with a taste of luxury at the Hydro

Hotel. New for 2024 – a guided tour from Beachy Head to

Newhaven, a nostalgic train ride aboard the Bluebell

Railway and a visit to Grade 1 listed Sheffield Park Gardens

– all whilst enjoying the luxury of Eastbourne’s finest 4* hotel.

Simply splendid!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to the South Coast and Eastbourne for your 4-night

stay. Individual dining at leisure DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Eastbourne with two included excursions

with an included hotel cream tea one afternoon

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Eastbourne & Beyond by Coach Learn how Eastbourne

developed in Victorian times as ‘the Empress of Watering

Places’ as your experienced local guide takes you along the

seafront, up to Beachy Head, the Birling Gap visitor centre

and on through Seaford to Newhaven

Bluebell Railway & Sheffield Park Gardens Step back in time

aboard one of the UK’s first heritage lines with an included

return fare between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

Sheffield Park Gardens are a

horticultural work of art with

influences from Capability

Brown and Humphry Repton

DAY 5 After breakfast, head

homeward with an interesting

en-route stop

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink on first night

Porterage

Visit to Sheffield Park Gardens

Ride on the Bluebell Railway

Guided Coach Tour of

Eastbourne & beyond

Afternoon cream tea

HYDRO HOTEL

EASTBOURNE HHHH

Historic hotel in an

elevated position with

views across the English

Channel

Award winning gardens

& heated outdoor pool

Stylish restaurant,

conservatory & informal

lounge

Classic guestrooms with

all mod cons

Lift to all floors (some

steps at entrance)

DATES & PRICES

9 JUNE 2024 £739

NEW

The whole of Sussex's countryside is a joy to behold, rich with

elegant stately homes, fairy-tale castles & colourful gardens.

Step back in time with a visit to the once ransacked Arundel

Castle and the restored farmsteads at The Weald & Downland

Museum. Then take a breath of sea air in lovely Littlehampton

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head south via wonderful scenery for your 3-night stay

near Arundel. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Weald & Downland Living Museum & Charming Chichester

Open-air museum with over 50 rescued rural buildings and

home to the BBC’s ‘Repair Shop’. Time at leisure in historic

Chichester, county town of West Sussex and almost entirely

encircled by medieval walls.

Arundel Castle, Keep & Gardens and Littlehampton Discover

nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in

magnificent grounds

overlooking the River Arun.

Take the sea air at popular

Littlehampton with two

award-winning beaches

and a lovely seafront green

DAY 4 After breakfast, head

homeward to your local area

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit & entrance to Arundel

Castle, Keep & Gardens

Visit & entrance to the Weald

& Downland Museum

Visits to Chichester &

Littlehampton

AVISFORD PARK HOTEL

HHHH

Quintessential Georgian

Manor House set in

parkland

Leisure club with

outdoor pool, steam,

sauna & gym

Comfortable

guestrooms with TV,

ironing facilities & WiFi

Wood-panelled

restaurant, lounge,

terrace & bar

No lift but plenty of

ground floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

©Roman Grac

10 MAY 2024 £429

4 AUG 2024 £449

27 SEPT 2024 £459

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £Nil

Insurance £37

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SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £35

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SPLENDID SUSSEX

GARDENS & COAST

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CASTLES & GARDENS

OF KENT

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NEW

SOUTH & SOUTH COAST

One of the UK’s most diverse regions, Sussex encompasses

picturesque coastline and glorious gardens. The classic

seaside resort of Bognor Regis, one of the UK's favourite

coastal towns, is a great base from which to explore the

region. So why not head South – there really is something

for everyone!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel south with a stop in the cathedral city of Guildford.

Onto the coast for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Nymans House & Garden Discover ruins, statues and yearround

beauty at Nymans, a garden lover's delight with

significant international and heritage plant collections

Denmans Gardens & Charming Chichester Stunning 4-acre

Denmans is the former home and garden of internationally

renowned landscape

designer, John Brooke and

offers year-round structure

and colour. Time at leisure in

the historic town of

Chichester, county town of

West Sussex

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Wonderful Worthing or

Brilliant Brighton Two great

seaside towns – the choice is

yours!

DAY 5 Homeward bound with a

stop en-route before

interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Tea / coffee after dinner

Porterage & welcome tea /

coffee

Entertainment on two nights

Entrance to Denmans

Gardens

Entrance to Nymans House &

Garden

Visit to Chichester

BEST WESTERN

BEACHCROFT HOTEL

HHH

Lovely beachfront

location in village of

Felpham, just outside

Bognor Regis

Ideal for a stroll along

the flat promenade

(approx. 15 mins to the

town centre)

Refurbished guestrooms

with TV, hairdryer & WiFi

Heated indoor

swimming pool,

restaurant & cosy bar

Singles are double for

sole use

There is no lift but some

ground floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

16 SEPT 2024 £599

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £95

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BBR

There are so many attractions in the south-east corner of

England and this tour will show you some of the very best!

Discover the secrets of the Garden of England from Vita

Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst Castle Garden to the World

Garden at Lullingstone Castle. Kent is the perfect place for

a short escape!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel south with a stop in historic Rochester. Check into

the hotel your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Sissinghurst Castle Garden & Hole Park Gardens Head

gardener tour of the famous gardens transformed by the poet

& writer, Vita Sackville-West & her husband, Harold Nicolson

in the 1930s. Onto Hole Park in the Wealden countryside

Walmer Castle & Gardens & Deal This Tudor fortress turned

country house was constructed by Henry VIII to defend

England’s southern shores and features glorious flower-filled

gardens. Quaint and quirky Deal is one of White Cliffs Country’s

most charming towns

DAY 5 Homeward bound with a stop at Lullingstone Castle World

Garden

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to Walmer Castle &

Hole Park Gardens

Visit to Deal

Guided tour of Sissinghurst

Castle Garden with coffee &

cake

En-route visit to Rochester &

Lullingstone Castle World

Garden

MERCURE MAIDSTONE

GREAT DANES HOTEL

HHHH

Modern hotel built

around a Georgian

country house in

extensive grounds

Relaxed restaurant

& bar with outdoor

terrace

Fitness centre, spa &

indoor pool

Bright guestrooms with

TV, WiFi & hairdryer

DATES & PRICES

26 MAY 2024 £609

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £100

Insurance £37

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SANDRINGHAM

RAIL & SAIL

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NORFOLK TREASURES

& TRAILS

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5 DAYS FROM £679

5 DAYS FROM £649

EAST ANGLIA & MIDLANDS

FAVOURITE

REVISED

Staying at a Crusader favourite hotel, this special break is

jam-packed with wonderful attractions. The highlight is a visit

to Sandringham House, the much-loved country retreat of the

British Royal Family. Also included is a trip on the Bure Valley

Steam Railway, a Norfolk Broads Mississippi Paddle boat as

well as a heritage train ride to charming Sheringham

NEW

Head to North Norfolk with its big skies, agricultural heritage,

stunning coastline, pretty flint houses and tranquil countryside.

This new tour is bursting with fine national treasures including

a private tour of Holkham Hall, a wildlife boat trip to England's

largest seal colony, a heritage railway and a look at Norfolk's

largest selection of antiques

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Norfolk to arrive in Old Hunstanton for your 4-night

stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Norfolk with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Old Hunstanton & Sandringham House Old Hunstanton is

renowned for its unique striped cliffs. Head to Sandringham,

the beloved country retreat of the British Monarch since 1862.

The principal ground floor rooms as well as 24 hectares of

formal gardens can be visited

Rail & Sail on the Norfolk Broads Experience a nostalgic trip

through the pretty Bure Valley on Norfolk's longest narrowgauge

railway between historic Aylsham and Wroxham. Coach

to Horning to the Southern Comfort, a double-deck paddle

boat, to cruise the Broads, passing lovely houses, windmills

and the occasional wherry

The Poppy Line & Sheringham To genteel Holt to board the

heritage Poppy Line to

journey through stunning

coastal scenery to the

Victorian resort of

Sheringham

DAY 5 Stop off in Ely before

heading home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Visit & entrance to

Sandringham House

Bure Valley Railway Ride

(Aylsham - Wroxham)

Norfolk Broads cruise on

Mississippi Paddle Boat

One way trip on North

Norfolk Railway (Poppy Line)

Holt – Sheringham

En-route visit to Ely (time

permitting)

LE STRANGE

ARMS HOTEL, OLD

HUNSTANTON HHHH

Picturesque location on

the North Norfolk Coast

Stylish guestrooms with

TV, hairdryer, free WiFi

Restaurant, bar and a

traditional inn (adjacent

to the hotel)

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

12 MAY 2024 £679

8 SEPT 2024 £689

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BNB

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to King’s Lynn for your 4-night stay in your centrally

located hotel DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in King’s Lynn with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Holkham Hall & Blakeney Harbour Seal Trip Private tour of 18 th

century Palladian country house with tea & biscuits and a boat

trip to get ‘up close and personal’ to the resident Grey &

Common Seal colonies

Mid Norfolk Railway Journey & Norwich Heritage train ride

from Dereham, through the Heart of Norfolk, to Thuxton.

Afternoon in bustling Norwich with its huge daily market,

beautiful cathedral and medieval history

King’s Lynn & The Warehouse Antiques Explore Hanseatic King’s

Lynn on Market Day (Tuesday) and discover its maritime past.

Later visit the huge

Warehouse Antiques &

Collectables (as featured on

TV’s Bargain Hunt)

DAY 5 Head home with an

interesting stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & porterage

Private Tour of Holkham Hall

with tea & biscuits

Blakeney Harbour Seal

Boat trip

Return ride on Mid Norfolk

Railway Dereham – Thuxton

Visit to Norwich

Leisure time in King's Lynn

on Market Day (Tuesday)

Visit to The Warehouse

Antiques

THE DUKE’S HEAD

HOTEL, KING’S LYNN

HHHH

Historic hotel with

striking blue façade

facing the market

square

Period charm &

contemporary chic

Spacious guestrooms

with all mod cons

Restaurant & bar

Lift serves some (but

not all) rooms

DATES & PRICES

19 AUG 2024 £649

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £100

Insurance £37

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GREAT YARMOUTH &

THE CROMER PIER SHOW

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SUFFOLK

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5 DAYS FROM £589

5 DAYS FROM £629

NEW

Great Yarmouth is Norfolk's premier beach resort with a

bustling town centre and beautiful wide, golden sandy

beaches. Close by is the magnificent scenery of the Norfolk

Broads and Victorian Cromer, famous for its crabs. Enjoy

the award-winning Cromer Pier Show – a fabulous variety

spectacular at the iconic end of pier theatre

NEW

©National Trust Images Phil Morley

A county filled with natural beauty, a glorious coastline and

topped with breathtakingly beautiful open skies. Discover

Suffolk's quintessential charm on this new tour which takes

in the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo, Ipswich

waterfront marina, a scenic river cruise and a stunning

garden. Suffolk is full of surprises!

EAST ANGLIA & MIDLANDS

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Norfolk Coast to arrive in Great Yarmouth for your

4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Great Yarmouth with two included

excursions and a leisure day in resort with plenty of attractions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Sheringham & The Cromer Pier Show Popular Victorian seaside

resort of Sheringham with a lovely promenade and colourful

beach huts. Then to Cromer, famous for its crabs and pier.

Matinee performance of the traditional variety show on the pier

Hoveton Hall Gardens & Norfolk Broads Boat Trip Beautiful

gardens including a walled garden, old kitchen garden,

magnolia garden & Kidney lake. Continue to Wroxham for a

relaxing 2-hour cruise on the Norfolk Broads

DAY 5 Head home via

interchange after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Live hotel entertainment / quiz

/ bingo

Entrance to Hoveton Hall

Gardens

Norfolk Broads River Cruise

Visit to Sheringham & Cromer

Ticket to Cromer Pier Show

(matinee)

THE PROM HOTEL, GREAT

YARMOUTH HHHH

Well-maintained,

family-run seaside hotel

opposite Britannia Pier

Tasteful guestrooms

with TV, free WiFi &

hairdryer

Elegant dining room,

public bar, small gym &

games room

Singles are doubles for

sole use

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

15 JULY 2024 £589

23 SEPT 2024 £589

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BGY

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel via medieval Lavenham to arrive in Ipswich’s

stunning marina to check in for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Ipswich with two included and one optional

excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Stowmarket & Helmingham Hall Gardens Market day in

handsome Stowmarket (Thursday) and then onto the impressive

gardens of the moated manor house at Helmingham Hall (no

access to house)

Sutton Hoo & Deben Boat Cruise Sutton Hoo, one of the greatest

archaeological discoveries of all time, is where the magnificent

burial chamber of an East-Anglian king was discovered in 1939.

Later head to Waldringfield for a boat journey along the

beautiful river Deben with afternoon tea

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Suffolk Coastal Tour Off

to time-warped coastal

Aldeburgh with its sweeping

shingle beach. Then to

upmarket Southwold with

its colourful beach huts

DAY 5 Enjoy a leisurely

breakfast before heading home

via interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with dinner

& breakfast

Porterage

Two included excursions

as stated

Entrance to Helmingham

Hall Gardens

Visit to Stowmarket

Visit & entrance to Sutton Hoo

Deben River Cruise with

afternoon tea

En-route stops in Lavenham

(time permitting)

SALTHOUSE HARBOUR

HOTEL, IPSWICH HHHH

Contemporary, boutique

hotel on beautiful

waterfront

Individually designed

guestrooms with all

mod cons

Stylish restaurant,

bar & lounge areas

Singles are double for

sole use

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

24 JUNE 2024 £639

23 SEPT 2024 £629

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £37

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BIRMINGHAM

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

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SHAKESPEARE

EXPRESS

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3 DAYS FROM £299

4 DAYS FROM £559

MIDLANDS

NEW

Britain's biggest indoor international tattoo sees over 1,000

performers, bringing together marching bands, pipers and

drummers, exciting displays of field gun and dog racing.

World class performers will join local groups to create a

three-hour spectacle, culminating in the amazing Grand

Finale, a spectacle of pomp and pageantry

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to the Midlands with a stop in the vibrant County

Town of Warwick, a treasure trove of medieval architecture

and home to the epic Warwick Castle (entrance not included).

Continue to your hotel for 2-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 Royal Leamington Spa is a sophisticated Regency town

of wide boulevards, award-winning parks and independent

boutiques. After an early dinner at the hotel, it’s off to the Resorts

World Arena at the NEC to experience the pomp and pageantry

of the Birmingham International Tattoo. Return to the hotel late

DAY 3 After a relaxed breakfast head to ever popular Stratford-

Upon-Avon for time at leisure before journeying on to

interchange and your home town

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 2 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

En-route visits to Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit to Royal Leamington Spa

Tickets for the Birmingham

International Tattoo

DELTA BY MARRIOTT,

WARWICK HHHH

Contemporary hotel in

grounds off M40 close

to Warwick

Smart guestrooms with

TV, hair dryer, iron & WiFi

There is a modern

restaurant & bar as well

as a coffee lounge

There is a lift

Immerse yourself in Shakespeare Country on this very special

new tour, staying in a smart 4* hotel within walking distance

of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. Drift along the River

Avon on a relaxing cruise, walk in the playwright’s footsteps,

explore Shakespeare’s birthplace and enjoy a lovely Sunday

lunch on the vintage steam-hauled Shakespeare Express.

Perfect for a treat or special occasion!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to check into your central

hotel for 3 nights. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Stratford-upon-Avon with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Avon Cruise & Shakespeare’s Birthplace Relax on a 45-minute

river cruise with live commentary, visit Shakespeare’s

birthplace and enjoy time at leisure

Sunday Lunch aboard the Shakespeare Express Enjoy a set

3-course lunch in stylish carriages as you travel through the

pretty Warwickshire countryside to Birmingham and back

hauled by a heritage locomotive (usually steam – may vary)

DAY 4 Head homeward via to

arrive early / mid-evening.

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

River Avon cruise

Entrance to Shakespeare’s

Birthplace

3-course Sunday lunch on

the Shakespeare Express

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL,

STRATFORD-UPON-

AVON HHHH

Modern hotel within

walking distance of

town centre

Bright guestrooms

with all mod cons

Riverside restaurant,

terrace bar & lounge

Leisure facilities with

indoor pool, sauna &

steam

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

9 FEB 2024 £299

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £45

Insurance £32

DATES & PRICES

19 JULY 2024 £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £35

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STEAM THROUGH THE

COTSWOLDS & A STATELY HOME

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NOSTALGIA & TRADITION

IN THE HEART OF ENGLAND

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MIDLANDS

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Churchill's birthplace and the seat of the Dukes of

Marlborough, UNESCO World Heritage Blenheim Palace,

surely Britain's greatest palace, is the highlight of this new

tour. Fascinating history, stunning portraits & tapestries,

formal gardens & wonderful parkland awaits. Charming

Cotswold villages and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire

Railway round the tour off nicely

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Walton Hall for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with two included excursions and one optional

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Cheltenham &

Chipping Campden Journey through the Cotswolds countryside

on the heritage GWSR. Time

in elegant Cheltenham and

beautifully preserved

Chipping Campden

Blenheim Palace &

Cotswold Villages A

masterpiece of Baroque

architecture, gilded state

rooms, landscaped

parkland and stunning

formal gardens, Blenheim

Palace is simply aweinspiring.

Charming &

historic Shipston-on-Stour

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Stratford & Stratford

Butterfly Farm

Shakespeare’s Stratford

and a world of exotic and

colourful butterflies

DAY 5 After breakfast, it’s

time to head home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to Blenheim

Palace

Trip on the GSWR heritage

railway

Visit to Cheltenham,

Chipping Campden &

Shipston-on-Stour

MERCURE WARWICKSHIRE

WALTON HALL HOTEL &

SPA, NEAR WARWICK

HHHH

Set in 65 acres of grounds,

the main house is 16 th

century Grade II listed

with modern extension

Some guestrooms in the

Coach House wing

Excellent leisure

facilities incl pool, gym,

sauna & spa

Brasserie restaurant, bar,

lounge & terrace

Lift to some (but not all)

rooms – some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

3 JUN 2024 £549

5 AUG 2024 £559

1 SEPT 2024 £549

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (June & Aug) £112

Single (Sept) £99

Insurance £37

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Take a nostalgic journey to explore the treasures and

traditions of times gone by in lovely Derbyshire and

Nottinghamshire. Discover the Crich Tramway Village, home

of The National Tramway Museum, Denby Pottery Village,

Southwell Minster and Newstead Abbey Gardens.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Eastwood Hall for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Crich Tramway Village & Denby Pottery Ride on a vintage tram

down the unique period street and see trams being restored in

the workshop. Then to Denby Pottery Village and its Factory

Shop to pick up a bargain or two

Cromford Mills & Matlock Bath Rescued from dereliction in

the 1970s, UNESCO Cromford Mills has been restored to how

it would have looked in the 1770's when Sir Richard Arkwright

introduced the world to mass production. Time to enjoy

characterful Matlock Bath in the beautiful gorge of the

River Derwent

Southwell Minster & Newstead Abbey Gardens Take a tour

of impressive Southwell Minster, an incredible, iconic structure,

full of 12 th - and 13 th -century features. Then to stunning

Newstead Abbey Gardens with its meandering pathways,

waterfalls and woodlands

DAY 5 After breakfast, it’s time to

head home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner (in a

function suite)

Porterage

Entrance to Crich Tramway

Village

Visit to The Denby Pottery

Village

Visit to Newstead Abbey

Garden

Visit of Southwell Minster

with guided tour

Guided tour of Cromford Mills

Time at leisure in Matlock

Bath

EASTWOOD HALL,

NOTTINGHAM HHHH

Contemporary hotel set

in 26 acres of gardens

Restaurant, bar & leisure

centre with pool

Smart guestrooms –

singles are double for

sole use

Lift and some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

26 MAY 2024 £539

11 AUG 2024 £539

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £85

Insurance £37

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LINCOLNSHIRE &

A RUTLAND BELLE CRUISE

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4 DAYS FROM £439

IRONBRIDGE GORGE

& LUDLOW

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MIDLANDS

FAVOURITE

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Heritage, landscapes, traditions and great gardens –

Lincolnshire and Rutland certainly have their fair share. Join

us on this discovery weekend and experience some of region's

top attractions including a Rutland Water Cruise, Southwell

Workhouse and Barnsdale Gardens. So much to discover and

enjoy! Easter weekend – see page 21 (itinerary varies*)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Stamford, 'the finest stone town in England' and

then onto the Grantham area for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Rutland Belle Cruise, Barnsdale Gardens & Oakham Visit

Rutland’s quaint county town of Oakham and Barnsdale

Gardens – 37 individual gardens designed by late BBC

Gardeners’ World presenter, Geoff Hamilton. Then take a

relaxing cruise on Rutland Water passing the iconic sunken

Normanton Church

Southwell Workhouse & Nottingham Discover the most

complete workhouse in existence, built in 1824 – an austere

building with a harsh regime.

Later visit Nottingham –

known for lace-making and

as Robin Hood city

DAY 4 Head back home with an

interesting stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with dinner &

breakfast

Rutland Belle Cruise

Visits to Oakham &

Nottingham

Entrance to Barnsdale

Gardens

Entrance to Southwell

Workhouse

THE OLDE BARN HOTEL,

MARSTON HHH

Countryside location,

close to A1

Stylish bar & restaurant

with outdoor seating

Leisure club with spa,

pool, sauna & steam

room

Comfortable

guestrooms with WiFi,

iron, & TV

Lift serves part of the

hotel

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024*

(Easter)

£419

5 JULY 2024 £439

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £70

Insurance £35

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There was a time when the place in Shropshire now known

as Ironbridge Gorge was the centre of the world. At least in

industrial terms!! Explore UNESCO World Heritage Ironbridge

Gorge, lovely Ludlow and Blists Hill Victorian open air museum.

Special departure in September to the Ludlow Food Festival

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to the West Midlands for your 3 or 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Ironbridge Gorge & Blists

Hill Museum (All tours)

Ironbridge Gorge

incorporates several

villages and the worldfamous

bridge itself,

majestic over the River

Severn. Blists Hill Victorian

Town is a delightful living

open air museum

Bridgnorth & Ludlow (May

& Aug only) Bridgnorth

on the River Severn, with

its High and Low Towns,

is a delight. Onto lovely

Ludlow on market day

Ludlow Food Festival

(Sept only) A bumper

foodie day, celebrating

the finest local produce

set in Ludlow Castle

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Shrewsbury (Aug only)

Medieval market town

RETURN DAY Head

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights

with dinner & breakfast

Excursion to Bridgnorth &

Ludlow (May & Aug only)

Entrance to Ludlow Food

Festival (Sept only)

Visit to Ironbridge Gorge

& Blists Hill Museum

Porterage & welcome

drink

MAY & AUGUST ONLY

MERCURE TELFORD

CENTRE HOTEL HHHH

Modern hotel close to

Telford centre

Contemporary guestrooms

with TV, iron & hairdryer

Restaurant, bar & lounges

Indoor pool, sauna & gym

SEPTEMBER ONLY

BUCKATREE HALL

HOTEL HHH

Country house hotel at

the foot of the Wrekin

Mature gardens, restaurant,

bar & lounge

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV, safe & free WiFi

(no walk-in showers)

DATES & PRICES

24 MAY 2024 4 DAYS £439

11 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £549

13 SEPT 2024

(Food Festival)

SUPPLEMENTS

4 DAYS £479

Single (May) 4 DAYS £90

Single (Aug) 5 DAYS £120

Single (Sept) 4 DAYS £70

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

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WYE VALLEY & THE

FOREST OF DEAN

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WELSH BORDERS

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4 DAYS FROM £459

5 DAYS FROM £619

MIDLANDS

NEW

FAVOURITE

REVISED

A land of beautiful rolling hills and endless beauty with nature

on the doorstep – in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley,

time slows down. Experience characterful towns, a forest

heritage railway journey through medieval woodland and

a River Wye boat trip

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to the Forest of Dean via pretty Burford for your

3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Ross-on-Wye & Dean Forest Railway Saturday is market

day in charming Ross-on-Wye with its stunning 17 th century

Market House. Take a nostalgic ride on a heritage railway

(may be steam or diesel hauled) along a 4½ mile line through

beautiful woodland

Monmouth & Symonds Yat Into Wales and the Georgian town

of Monmouth for a guided tour of the impressive Grade I listed

Shire Hall. The courtroom has been restored to how it looked in

1840s. Onto the renowned beauty spot of Symonds Yat for

a river cruise along the River Wye

DAY 4 After breakfast, it’s time to

head home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Included visits to Ross-on-

Wye and Monmouth

Ride on Dean Forest Railway

Symonds Yat Boat trip

Guided visit to Monmouth's

Shire Hall

En-route stop in Burford

BELLS HOTEL & COUNTRY

CLUB, COLEFORD HHH

Independent hotel

located in the Forest

of Dean

Traditional guestrooms

with free WiFi & TV

located across two

buildings (approx. 20

yards between)

Restaurant, bar &

terrace plus beauty

suite

No lift but plenty of

ground floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

7 JUNE 2024 £459

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance £35

Discover this beautiful region where Shropshire meets North

Wales! Take a cruise on the River Severn, visit a medieval

castle and take a nostalgic train journey through beautiful

Mid-Wales with a tranquil horse-drawn canal boat trip along

the Llangollen Canal

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Shropshire for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Llangollen Rail & Sail Into Wales to explore picturesque

Llangollen on the River Dee. Enjoy a gentle horse-drawn canal

boat trip and a nostalgic train trip along the Dee Valley to Carrog

Shrewsbury – Severn River Trip Leisure time in this fine

medieval, black & white market town with over 600 listed

buildings. Shrewsbury is also the birthplace of Charles Darwin

and home to a Norman castle and an Abbey. Sit back on a

relaxing cruise along the River Severn

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway and Powis Castle Heritage

railway from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool via a viaduct and

the notoriously steep Golfa Bank. Visit magnificent Powis Castle

built as a medieval fortress in 13 th century. The gardens retain

many original features including 17 th century Italianate terraces

DAY 5 After breakfast, it’s time to head home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast

& dinner

Canal Boat Trip from Llangollen

Wharf

Heritage Train Journey on

Llangollen Railway

Severn River Trip with tea &

biscuits

Time at leisure in Shrewsbury

En-route visit to Percy Thrower's

Garden Centre

Journey on the Welshpolol &

Llanfair Railway – one way

Entrance to Powis Castle &

Gardens

Porterage

LION QUAYS RESORT,

OSWESTRY HHHH

Located on the historic

Oswestry waterways

Classically decorated

guestrooms in

separate block

Canal view rooms

on request with

supplement

Restaurant, bar,

health club & pool

Singles are doubles

for sole use

DATES & PRICES

1 SEPT 2024 £619

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £135

Insurance £37

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SOUTH YORKSHIRE

& THE PEAKS

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RHS GARDEN BRIDGEWATER &

'THE GARDEN IN THE SKY'

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5 DAYS FROM £539

4 DAYS FROM £469

NORTH

NEW

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This brand-new tour takes you on a journey through the

Industrial Revolution, the world of aristocratic homes and the

stunning natural wonders and towns of the Peaks. Explore the

contrasting scenery of the glorious Peak District National Park,

visit opulent Wentworth Woodhouse and discover 300 years

of Sheffield history at Kelham Island Museum

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Journey north to Sheffield for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Wentworth Woodhouse Take a guided tour of the formal state

rooms of one of the finest Georgian houses in England and

location for iconic TV series including Victoria and Downton

Abbey. Light sandwich lunch included

Peak District – Bakewell & Buxton Head to the elegant spa

town of Buxton, the ‘Gateway to the Peaks’ famed for its natural

spring water and lovely Pavilion Gardens. Also visit gorgeous

Bakewell, birthplace of the delicious pudding

Kelham Island Museum & Cream Tea Interactive galleries,

exhibits, images and archive material tell the story of Sheffield’s

industrial past and how steel

making forged the modern city.

Afternoon at leisure with a

cream tea at the hotel

DAY 5 Back home today via

interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit and guided tour of

Wentworth Woodhouse

Sandwich lunch with tea /

coffee at Wentworth

Woodhouse

Peak District Drive to

Bakewell & Buxton

Entry and tour of Kelham

Island Museum

Afternoon at leisure in

Sheffield

Cream tea in hotel one

afternoon

BEST WESTERN PLUS

THE QUAYS HOTEL,

SHEFFIELD HHHH

Scenic waterfront

location on the

Sheffield Basin

Leisure facilities

with gym, sauna &

indoor pool

Restaurant, bar &

al fresco terrace

Bright guestrooms

with all mod cons

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

6 MAY 2024 £549

18 AUG 2024 £539

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £100

Insurance £37

This great little weekend away combines the unique

waterfront destination of Salford Quays with the stunning

RHS Garden Bridgewater and the incredible Grade II-listed

Castlefield Viaduct, the 330-metre temporary urban park

created by architects and community groups – ‘The Garden

in the Sky’

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Journey north to Salford Quays for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

RHS Garden Bridgewater Visit the stunning 156-acre RHS

Garden, which brings back to life the lost historic grounds at

Worsley New Hall, a grand Gothic-style mansion, demolished

in the 1940s. The £35 million re-development embraces the site's

heritage and is a true labour of love. A 60-minute guided tour

will give you a captivating insight into the history, plantings and

seasonal delights

Castlefield Viaduct & Guided Tour of Manchester Built in 1892,

the viaduct has been transformed into an urban ‘Garden in the

Sky’ to introduce greenery into a post-industrial landscape with

a focus on densely planted ferns, grasses and herbaceous

perennials. NB There is a public lift to access the viaduct. Guided

tour of Manchester follows, finishing at Salford Quays

DAY 4 Back home today with a stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to RHS Garden

Bridgewater with guided tour

Visit to Castlefield Viaduct

with brief guided tour

Manchester City Tour

Visit to Salford Quays

COPTHORNE HOTEL

MANCHESTER HHHH

Modern quayside hotel

approx. a mile from the

Lowry Centre

Spacious guestrooms

with TV, WiFi & modern

amenities

Stylish Clippers

Brasserie & Bar

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

31 MAY 2024 £469

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £35

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CHESTER & THE BUXTON

CRESCENT EXPERIENCE

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4H WEEKEND AT THE

QUEEN AT CHESTER

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NEW

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Magnificent 4* Shrigley Hall Hotel is set on the edge of the

Peak District – a perfect base from which to explore Medieval

Chester, enjoy a River Dee cruise, the epic Tatton Park, the

Anderton Boat Lift and the new Buxton Crescent Experience.

Full of fabulous inclusions and visits, this is one not to miss!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Shrigley Hall near Macclesfield for your 4-night

stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Buxton Cresent Experience A superb new visitor attraction

in the elegant spa town of Buxton – guided visit through this

unique Grade I listed building following £70 million facelift.

Time at leisure in Buxton

Charming Chester & Cruise Atmospheric Chester is bursting

with history – from it complete city walls to its 1000 year old

cathedral and of course, the one and only 700 year old Rows

galleries. Great views on the 2 hr River Dee sightseeing cruise

Anderton Boat Lift & Tatton Park Experience this ingenious feat

of Victorian engineering in action aboard a 60-minute river

cruise. Onto opulent Tatton

Park with entrance to the

mansion, gardens & farm

included

DAY 5 Head home after

breakfast with a stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

River cruise at Anderton

Boat Lift

Entrance to Tatton Park

Visit to Medieval Chester &

Buxton

Iron Bridge River Dee cruise

Buxton Crescent Experience

SHRIGLEY HALL HOTEL,

POTT SHRIGLEY HHHH

Georgian country

house set in 262 acres of

countryside

Impressive lobby,

restaurant, conservatory

courtyard bar & lounge

Classic guestrooms with

all mod cons (no walk-in

showers) in newer part

of hotel

Extensive spa facilities

(charges apply) with

outdoor infinity pool

DATES & PRICES

9 JUNE 2024 £659

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance £37

When it comes to beautiful cities, Chester is one of the best

and should be on everyone's wish list! Chester has a unique

atmosphere and sense of history, founded by the Romans over

2000 years ago. Stay in the heart of the city at the iconic

Queen at Chester

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Chester for your 3-night weekend stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

River Dee Cruise & Chester Walking Tour Glide along the River

Dee on a 2 hr cruise through the leafy Cheshire countryside up

to Aldford Iron Bridge. Return to Chester for a walking tour

guided by a ‘Roman soldier’

‘Stream in the Sky’ & Llangollen Cruise across the Pontcysyllte

Aqueduct, towering 126 feet high with spectacular views across

the Dee Vally. Free time in lovely little Llangollen with its

Victorian Promenade

DAY 4 Head home after

breakfast with a stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Iron Bridge River Dee cruise

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct cruise

Guide Chester walking tour

Visit to Llangollen

THE QUEEN AT CHESTER

HOTEL HHHH

Magnificent Italianate

building, opened in

1860 opposite Chester

station for first class

rail passengers

Each floor is dedicated

to a different country

10-minute walk from

the centre

Comfortable

guestrooms with

hairdryer & flat

screen TV

Cosy restaurant, bar

& lounge areas plus

courtyard terrace

DATES & PRICES

30 AUG 2024 £489

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £125

Insurance £35

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LIVERPOOL & THE MARVELS

OF MERSEYSIDE

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LIVERPOOL WEEKEND – MUSICAL

HISTORY & A COUNTRY RETREAT

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4 DAYS FROM £439

NORTH – WEST

FAVOURITE

REVISED

FAVOURITE

REVISED

With much urban and social renewal, Liverpool has become

one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in Northern

England. Enjoy an included visit to peaceful Port Sunlight as

well as pretty Chester. Take a delicious afternoon tea cruise

around the South Liverpool Dock system and visit a rare

Tudor house, steeped in the stories of slave trading and

international politics

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Liverpool for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Liverpool with two included excursions

and a full free day

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Speke Hall & The Floating Grace A glimpse into timber-framed

Speke Hall’s past is a journey through a history of empire, where

successive generations of owners played their part in the East

India Company, slave-trading and politics. Later enjoy a scenic

cruise of the historic docks and marina with a delicious

afternoon tea aboard the Floating Grace

Port Sunlight & Roman Chester Visit Lord Lever’s unique

Sunlight Village, constructed as a home for the workers at

his soap factory (entrance included). Then onto Chester to

discover this classic city bursting with 2000 years of history,

spectacular shopping and the must-see ‘Rows’

DAY 5 After breakfast, head off

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Centrally located hotel for 4

nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Visit to Speke Hall & Gardens

Afternoon Tea cruise on the

Floating Grace

Entrance to Port Sunlight

Museum

Visit to Chester

THE SHANKLY HOTEL,

LIVERPOOL HHHH

Smart hotel in central

Liverpool

Hotel celebrates the

life of Liverpool FC

manager, Bill Shankly

Stylish guestrooms with

opulent décor &

all mod cons

Restaurant, bar & lift

When the sixties were swinging, Liverpool was the place to

be. Four local lads formed 'The Beatles' and the rest is history.

This weekend break includes a Ferry ‘cross the Mersey and

a visit to the Beatles Story. Enjoy the best of both worlds –

musical heritage city action and the green surrounds of a

country house retreat!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north to Merseyside and your country hotel for your

3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Merseyside with one included excursion

and return transfers to Liverpool

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Mersey Ferries Cruise & Beatles Story Enjoy incredible views of

the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront and city skyline from

the deck of the famous Mersey Ferry – a ‘must-do’ experience

for any visitor to Liverpool. Later visit the Beatles Story, an

amazing immersive journey which tells the story of how four

young lads from Liverpool were propelled to fame and fortune.

This gem of a museum also features over 1000 rare and

authentic items of memorabilia.

Day in Liverpool A full day at leisure to explore Liverpool, (or join

the optional excursion to Southport)

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Southport Head up the coast to the fun-loving seaside resort

of Southport

DAY 4 After breakfast, head off

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Cruise on the Mersey Ferries

Entry to The Beatles Story

Free time in Liverpool

RAINHILL HALL HOTEL,

PRESCOT HHHH

Country house hotel set

in park and woodland

Individually styled

guestrooms with TV,

hairdryer, WiFi & iron

Restaurant, bar & al

fresco terrace

Lift serves part (but not

all) of the hotel

DATES & PRICES

27 MAY 2024 £559

1 JULY 2024 £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £80

Insurance £37

DATES & PRICES

13 SEPT 2024 £439

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £35

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BLACKPOOL

ILLUMINATIONS

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SUMMERTIME FUN

IN BLACKPOOL

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4 DAYS FROM £429

5 OR 7 DAYS FROM £479

NORTH – WEST

FAVOURITE

As other resorts close down for the winter, Blackpool comes

alive with its annual extravaganza of illuminations featuring

the latest fibre-optic and laser technology. Daytime is

playtime with all the fun of the Tower, Pleasure Beach and

Golden Mile but as the sun goes down, the town lights up for

its spectacular free show

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north to Blackpool for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Blackpool with one optional excursion

The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once,

Blackpool Illuminations enthrall millions of visitors every year.

The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of

Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as

‘Artificial Sunshine’

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Liverpool One of the most exciting and dynamic cities in

Northern England, with its legendary musical legacy,

transformed centre, famous ferry 'cross the Mersey and

regenerated docks

DAY 4 After breakfast, journey

south to your local areas

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast, light lunch & dinner

Free bar (selected drinks)

13.00 – 22.00

Live entertainment in the hotel

Blackpool Transport Pass

(trams & local buses)

Free bingo book

THE ROYAL BOSTON

HOTEL, BLACKPOOL

HHH

Located on Queen’s

Promenade opposite

tram stop

Nightly live cabaret

entertainment

Lively bar & restaurant

Guestrooms with

WiFi & TV (request

iron / hairdryer from

reception)

There is a lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

25 OCT 2024 £429

8 NOV 2024 £429

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance £35

Blackpool is unashamedly brash and full of old-school

amusements and entertainment! If you've been before then

you know and if you haven't then it's high time you discovered

that Blackpool really is worth a visit. Daytime is playtime with

all the fun of the Tower, Pleasure Beach and the Golden Mile

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north to Blackpool for your 4 or 6-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 (OR 6) At leisure in Blackpool with one included

excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Liverpool One of the most exciting and dynamic cities in

Northern England, with its legendary musical legacy,

transformed centre, famous ferry 'cross the Mersey and

regenerated docks

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Southport Relax and live

the beach life in Southport

on the Sefton Coast.

Boasting an expansive

and beautiful coastline,

Southport is surrounded

by natural beauty with

Britain's second longest

pier, first opened in 1860

with an original length of

3,600 ft (currently closed).

Don’t miss Lord Street with

its Victorian canopied

boulevard edged by

scenic gardens.

RETURN DAY After

breakfast, journey south

to your local areas

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 or 6 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Excursion to Liverpool

Optional excursion to

Southport

Entertainment nightly

in the hotel

THE LYNDENE HOTEL,

BLACKPOOL HH

Seafront location less

than a mile from

Blackpool Tower (tram

stop 2 mins away)

Guestrooms with classicstyle

décor, TV, safe &

hairdryer

Top entertainment

each night

Restaurant, bar, snack

bar & games room

There is a lift (some

internal steps)

DATES & PRICES

5 MAY 2024 7 DAYS £649

5 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £479

SUPPLEMENTS

Single 5 DAYS £80

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Single 7 DAYS £150

Insurance 7 DAYS £41

©Visit Blackpool

REFERENCE BBL

REFERENCE BBL

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LAKE DISTRICT

STEAM & CRUISE

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NOW

THE REAL LAKE DISTRICT

BY MOUNTAIN GOAT

BOOK

NOW

5 DAYS FROM £549

5 DAYS FROM £619

NORTH

FAVOURITE

©Visit Britain

If you're looking for a getaway to enjoy the great outdoors,

few places in the UK compare to the Lake District. With its

stunning landscapes – lakes, mountains, coastline and historic

sites, there's no better place to unwind from the daily stresses.

A perennial favourite!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to the Lake District for your 4 night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Keswick & Ullswater Steamer

To the popular resort of

Keswick, under the shadow

of Skiddaw. Onto beautiful

Ullswater for a steamer cruise

to Glenridding

Leven Valley Steam Train,

Lake Windermere Cruise &

Lakeland Motor Museum

Visit bustling Bowness-on-

Windermere before joining a

lake cruise and the Lakeside

& Haverthwaite Steam

Railway. Explore the

Lakeland Motor Museum

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Kendal & Leven Hall Topiary

Gardens* A visit to historic

Kendal and magnificent

Levens Hall & Gardens and

the world’s oldest topiary

gardens. (*October

excursion – beautiful Sizergh

Castle & Gardens)

DAY 5 Head home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights breakfast &

dinner

Porterage

Ullswater Steamer & Lake

Windermere Cruises

Leven Valley Steam Train &

Lakeland Motor Museum

MAY & JULY

NEWBY BRIDGE HOTEL,

ULVERSTON HHH

At the southern tip of

Lake Windermere

Restaurant & bar

Cosy guestrooms with

TV, iron, hairdryer & WiFi

No lift (limited ground

floor rooms) / internal

steps to bedrooms

AUG, SEPT & OCT

Please see hotel

information below**

DATES & PRICES

12 MAY 2024 Newby £639

21 JUL 2024 Newby £639

18 AUG 2024 Grand £609

16 SEPT 2024 Grand £599

14 OCT 2024 Grand £549

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (Newby) £75

Single (Grand) £65

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BLD

With postcard panoramas of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns

and glittering lakes, it’s easy to see why the Lake District is by

far the UK’s most popular national park and the inspiration

for many writers and poets. Head off the beaten track in a

‘Mountain Goat’ minibus to explore areas not accessible by

a large coach

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to Grange-over-Sands for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in the Lake District with two included

excursions and one optional excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Steam & Cruise Day Visit bustling Bowness-on-Windermere

and join a lake cruise to Lakeside where you board the

nostalgic Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway to

Haverthwaite for a nostalgic ride through breathtaking scenery

of lakeland valleys and rolling green hillsides

‘Mountain Goat’ Day Out With your expert driver-guide travel

over Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, the steepest in England.

Take a heritage railway trip in Eskdale. Onto dramatic

Wastwater and splendid Muncaster Castle. A tremendous day

out in the Real Lake District!

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Keswick & Ambleside Ambleside – a popular spot at the

northern head of Lake Windermere and Keswick – encircled

by fells on the shores of Derwentwater

DAY 5 Bid farewell to the lakes as you head home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights breakfast &

dinner

Porterage

Lake District Mountain Goat

Minibus Tour

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

& Muncaster Castle Gardens

Bowness, Lakeside cruise &

Steam Railway

Please see hotel

information below**

DATES & PRICES

24 JUNE 2024 £619

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £70

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BGM

**HOTEL IS FOR THE

TWO TOURS ABOVE

CUMBRIA GRAND HOTEL,

GRANGE-OVER-SANDS HHH

Historic hotel in

grounds overlooking

Morecambe Bay

Garden, tennis court,

woodland walk

Traditional guestrooms

with TV & hairdryer

Restaurant & bar

Lift to all floors

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CALDERDALE

CALLING

BOOK

NOW

CANNON HALL

FARM WEEKEND

BOOK

NOW

55

4 DAYS FROM £409

4 DAYS FROM £399

NORTH

NEW

©12019, Pixabay

A sensational Yorkshire weekend away in lovely Calderdale,

part of the South Pennines. Discover historic Halifax with its

stunning Victorian architecture and strong industrial heritage.

Explore some of the amazing film locations such as Shibden

Hall, featured in the series ‘Gentleman Jack’ and the handsome

little town of Hebden Bridge, as seen in ‘Happy Valley’

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to Brighouse for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Shibden Hall & Halifax Visit distinctive half-timbered Shibden

Hall, home of the 19 th century businesswoman, Anne Lister, and

filming location of the BBC TV series, ‘Gentleman Jack’. Into

Halifax with its handsome 15 th century Minster and a guided

tour of the magnificent Piece Hall, the oldest remaining cloth

hall in Britain

Calderdale Explorer & Haworth Beautiful Calderdale abounds

with river valleys, moorland and hill country. Visit Sowerby

Bridge featured in the hit series, ‘Happy Valley’, and just down

the road is the beguiling town of Hebden Bridge, also a

favourite film location. Make a final stop in charming Haworth

with its quaint cobbled main street

DAY 4 Farewell to Yorkshire as you head homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

Entrance to Shibden Hall

Return trip on land train at Shibden Hall

Guided visit to the Piece Hall

in Halifax

Visit to Calderdale region &

Haworth

Please see hotel

information below**

DATES & PRICES

31 MAY 2024 £409

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £90

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BHU

Cannon Hall Farm, the award-winning farm attraction as

seen on Channel 5 TV show, is home to hundreds of animals.

Join this fun-filled weekend which also includes a visit to the

excellent Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. With WiFi on the

coach and a goody bag for each special young guest, the

journey itself is part of the big adventure!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to Brighouse for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Yorkshire with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Cannon Hall Farm A day on the farm with access to the barns,

reptile house, mammal house, regular animal talks, tractor

trailer rides plus the indoor and outdoor play areas including

the extraordinary tube maze – a giant hamster run, full of

twists and turns. A takeaway afternoon tea is included to eat in

the picnic areas

Leeds and the Royal Armouries Museum Bring the schoolbooks

to life with a visit to the

outstanding Royal

Armouries Museum.

Highlights include Henry

Please see hotel info below**

DATES & PRICES

VIII's foot combat

16 AUG 2024 ADULT CHILD

armour as well as

Quad Room £399 £239*

elephant armour, the

largest animal armour Triple Room £399 £239*

in the world

DAY 4 Farewell to Yorkshire

as you head homewards

Twin Room

Single Room

£399

£489

£329

N/A

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Children’s menu

available

Goody bag each child

under 12

Visit to Cannon Hall Farm

with takeaway

afternoon tea

Visit to Leeds & Royal

Armouries Museum

Coach WiFi subject to availability

SUPPLEMENTS

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BCL

PLEASE NOTE: Children rates apply to

under 12 years old sharing with a paying

adult. Children under 2 may travel free of

charge if not occupying a coach seat.

Cots may be requested and are subject

to availability. Family rooms may include

a sofa bed

*Rate valid when sharing with a minimum

of 2 adults. If sharing with one adult an

additional supplement of £90 will apply

**HOTEL IS FOR THE

TWO TOURS ABOVE

HOLIDAY INN, LEEDS –

BRIGHOUSE HHH

Hotel with countryside

views southwest of Leeds

Grill restaurant, lobby lounge

bar, health club & pool

Contemporary

guestrooms with

good facilities

There is a lift

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EMMERDALE

VILLAGE TOUR

BOOK

NOW

CORONATION STREET

EXPERIENCE

BOOK

NOW

4 DAYS FROM £459

4 DAYS FROM £429

NORTH

FAVOURITE

REVISED

FAVOURITE

REVISED

Step into the fictional village of Emmerdale and head to the

Yorkshire Dales for an unforgettable experience taking you

behind the scenes of this popular TV show. Walk in the

footsteps of your favourite characters and explore the

beautiful countryside TV set located within the Harewood

Estate. Leisure time in the elegant spa town of Harrogate

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to your centrally located hotel in Harrogate

for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with one included excursion and one optional

excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Emmerdale Village Tour & Otley A 90-minute outside walking

tour explores the village and exterior sets of The Woolpack,

Café Mainstreet, David's Shop and more. Uncover the secrets,

stories and fascinating facts of this multi-award winning, ITV

soap. In the grounds of Harewood House (no entrance to the

house) the secluded set has only recently become accessible

to visitors. Later, head to quaint Otley, the fictional Emmerdale

town of Hotten. NB: The outside walking tour has some uneven

surfaces and hilly areas. The set is a live TV set and ITV

reserves the right to film at weekends

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Medieval York Magnificent

York is a beautiful compact

riverside city dating back

2000 years. Within the

ancient walls and

atmospheric streets you will

find the iconic York Minster

plus a host of museums,

shops, charming tea rooms

and traditional pubs

DAY 4 Set off today for the

journey home via interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Admission to the official

guided Emmerdale

Village tour

Visit to Otley

Free time in Harrogate

CEDAR COURT HOTEL,

HARROGATE HHHH

Historic hotel dating

back to 1671

Located in a quiet

area approx. 15 mins

walk to centre

Traditional guestrooms

(NB no walk-in showers)

Evening meal in private

dining room

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

12 JULY 2024 £459

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £65

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BMM

Go behind the scenes of life on the Nation’s favourite street on

a guided tour of the live working production set of Coronation

Street, the world’s longest running soap opera. There is also an

included visit to Liverpool (May) or Brontë Country with a

heritage train ride (July & Sept)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to your hotel

for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Coronation Street Experience

(All tours) Walk the cobbles

of the nation's favourite street

with access to all areas of the

outdoor Coronation Street set,

revealing off-air secrets and

fascinating facts. See replica

interior sets plus original props

and costumes. Explore Salford

Quays the massive urban

regeneration project, with its

contemporary waterfront

Liverpool (May only) All aboard

for an informative guided tour

of lively Liverpool

Brontë Country & KWVR (July

& Sept only) Into scenic Brontë

Country to Keighley for a

nostalgic heritage train ride

to Oxenhope. Return by coach

DAY 4 After breakfast head

homewards back to interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Admission to the Coronation

Street Experience

Visit to Salford Quays

Visit to Liverpool with guided

tour (May only)

Excursion to Brontë Country

with KWVR trip (July & Sept)

MAY ONLY

HOLIDAY INN BOLTON

CENTRE HHH

Newly refurbished

hotel in central Bolton

Modern guestrooms

with hairdryer, TV &

free WiFi

Restaurant & lounge

bar

Lift to all floors

JULY & SEPT ONLY

CEDAR COURT HOTEL,

HUDDERSFIELD HHHH

Large modern hotel

off M62

Stylish bedrooms with

TV, iron & free WiFi

Restaurant, bar &

lounge plus sports bar

& games rooms

There is a lift but a

few internal steps

DATES & PRICES

17 MAY 2024

Holiday Inn Bolton

5 JULY 2024

Cedar Court Hotel

20 SEPT 2024

Cedar Court Hotel

SUPPLEMENTS

£429

£459

£459

Single (May) £90

Single (July & Sept) £75

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BCS

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HARROGATE, HAREWOOD &

YORKSHIRE DALES ON RAILS

BOOK

NOW

MEDIEVAL YORK &

CASTLE HOWARD

BOOK

NOW

57

5 DAYS FROM £569

4 DAYS FROM £389

NORTH – EAST

Harrogate's elegance and style draws from its 18 th century

history, when it became the spa town of choice for its wealthy

visitors. Its legacy of grandeur can be seen everywhere amid

its opulent buildings and beautiful parks. Explore the idyllic

Yorkshire Dales with a heritage railway journey as well as a

visit to beautiful Harewood House. *See page 18 for 4-day

Harrogate Flower Show (different hotel & itinerary)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to Harrogate for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with two included excursions and a full day at

leisure in Harrogate

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Harewood House One of the Treasure Houses of England with

an art collection to rival the finest in Britain. It was also the

location for series 1 and 2 of the blockbuster ITV drama, Victoria,

when it was transformed into Buckingham Palace

Wensleydale Railway & The Yorkshire Dales Outstanding

scenery and unspoilt countryside on the heritage train journey

from Leeming Bar to Bedale. Take a scenic drive through the

idyllic Dales via pretty little Pateley Bridge and charming

Grassington, the picturesque village in Upper Wharfdale

DAY 5 Head home with an

interesting stop en-route

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights in Harrogate

with dinner & breakfast

Tea / coffee after dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

on arrival

Entrance to Harewood House

Ride on Wensleydale Railway

Leeming Bar to Leyburn

Scenic drive through the

Yorkshire Dales

CEDAR COURT HOTEL,

HARROGATE HHHH

Historic hotel dating

back to 1671

Located in a quiet area

approx. 15 mins walk to

centre

Traditional guestrooms

(NB no walk-in showers)

Evening meal in private

dining room

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

20 MAY 2024 £579

19 AUG 2024 £569

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £80

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BHY

Still encircled by its ancient walls, York is a treasure house for

visitors. From its narrow streets, lively with chic cafés and

specialist shops, to trips on its tree-lined river and its unrivalled

choice of museums, York is 'the city to suit all tastes'. Stay in the

heart of York and enjoy an included visit to one of Yorkshire's

breathtaking great houses, a work of theatrical splendour

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north to arrive in York at your centrally located hotel

for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in York with one included excursion and a full

day at leisure

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Castle Howard Castle Howard is one of the nation's finest

stately homes and is full of treasures, fine art and furniture

collections including the magnificent Great Hall. Outside, the

landscape brings out the colour and drama of the season,

whatever the weather in the 1,000 acres of parkland

DAY 4 Set off today for the journey home via interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entrance to Castle Howard

Day at leisure in Medieval

York

THE QUEEN’S HOTEL,

YORK HH

City centre location on

banks of River Ouse

Spacious guestrooms

with classic décor

Stylish Royal Brasserie

restaurant & bar

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024

(Easter)

£389

31 MAY 2024 £399

30 AUG 2024 £399

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £70

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BMY

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SCARBOROUGH – YORKSHIRE

COAST & COUNTRY

BOOK

NOW

5 OR 6 DAYS FROM £509

YORKSHIRE RAIL, SAIL

& A STATELY VISIT

BOOK

NOW

5 DAYS FROM £599

NORTH

FAVOURITE

FAVOURITE

REVISED

©KWVR

Yorkshire's warmest welcome awaits you in Scarborough,

a resort of immense style with some fine gardens and an

elegant promenade running along the top of the cliffs. Historic

charm and scenic splendour surround the beautiful Yorkshire

coastline and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is just

minutes away (See pg 11 for Early Getaway 4 day* – different

itinerary – Also Turkey & Tinsel 5 day*)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Scarborough for your 4 or 5-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 (OR 5) At leisure in Scarborough with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Whitby & North York Moors Railway Start the day at Pickering’s

heritage station to board the nostalgic North Yorkshire Moors

Railway travelling

through dramatic scenery

to Whitby with its quaint

narrow streets and

bustling harbour. Time to

explore before returning

to the hotel by coach

Helmsley Walled Garden

& The World of James

Herriot Discover the

secrets & highlights of

Helmsley Walled Gardens

with a guided tour. Then

onto Thirsk and the World

of James Herriot, the fully

restored site of his

original 1940s home and

veterinary practice

RETURN DAY After

breakfast, it’s time to head

home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 or 5 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Entertainment on some

nights in the hotel

North Yorkshire Moors

Railway (Pickering to

Whitby)

Visit to Whitby

Helmsley Walled Garden

with guided tour

Entrance to World of

James Herriot

RED LEA HOTEL,

SCARBOROUGH HHH

Elegant Victorian midterrace

on Scarborough’s

South Cliff

Comfy guestrooms with TV

Restaurant, lounges & newly

renovated bar

Small indoor pool, hot

tub & gym

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

15 MAR 2024*

(Early Getaway)

4 DAYS £349

23 JUN 2024 6 DAYS £679

9 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £559

20 OCT 2024 5 DAYS £509

11 NOV 2024*

(T&T)

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

5 DAYS £499

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 6 DAYS £39

REFERENCE BSC

Step back in time to the sounds of a heritage railway and shriek

of the whistle as you travel through spectacular countryside on

some of Yorkshire’s top heritage trains. Enjoy a gentler pace of

life in the picturesque Wharfe Valley with railway nostalgia, a

canal barge and a visit to historic Ripley Castle

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Journey north to Ilkley for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Pennine Explorer – Rail & Sail & Skipton Take a ride back in time

behind a vintage locomotive on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey

Heritage Railway. Then it’s off to Skipton – a town of immense

history – to board a narrow boat on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway & Haworth Off to pretty

Keighley, famous for its role in the 1970s film of The Railway

Children. Journey along the preserved heritage railway to

picturesque Haworth

Ripley Castle with light lunch Ripley Castle's history is one of

political, military, religious and social turbulence, of plague

and persecution – a tale of romance, courage, loyalty and

recklessness. A 45-minute guided tour and a light sandwich

lunch are included (NB there is

no lift to the upper floor)

DAY 5 Back home today with

fond memories

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink & porterage

Ride on Embsay & Bolton

Abbey Steam Railway

Skipton Canal Cruise

Ride on Keighley & Worth

Valley Railway

Visits to Skipton & Haworth

Entrance & guided tour of

Ripley Castle & light sandwich

lunch

BEST WESTERN PLUS

CRAIGLANDS HOTEL,

ILKLEY HHH

Grand Victorian hotel in

landscaped grounds

Brasserie Bar, bar & spa

(with small plunge pool)

Smart guest

accommodation with

free WiFi

Singles are double for

sole use

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

24 JUNE 2024 £609

9 SEPT 2024 £599

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £100

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BPE

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HERITAGE & HISTORY

IN COUNTY DURHAM

BOOK

NOW

GEMS OF

NORTHUMBRIA

BOOK

NOW

59

4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £459

5 DAYS FROM £509

NORTH – EAST

FAVOURITE

REVISED

England's most beautiful Romanesque cathedral, a huge

castle and a cobweb of hilly, cobbled streets, Durham is a

beautiful city. The August departure features ‘Kynren’, the

‘must see’ spectacular live action outdoor theatre show.

See pg 21 for Easter in County Durham (Itinerary varies*)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Journey north to Newton Aycliffe for your 3- or 4-night

stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure with two or three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Barnard Castle (All tours) Charming Teesdale market town

Easter – Raby Castle – Mighty fortress

Bowes Museum (5 days only) – Fabulous collection in Frenchstyle

Château

Durham (All tours) The perfect little city, Durham with included

River Wear cruise (not in Aug)

Beamish Museum (not

Easter) England's largest

open-air museum

KYREN – AN EPIC

TALE OF ENGLAND

(August only)

Prepare to be spellbound

as dusks falls at the ‘must

see’ spectacular live

action outdoor theatre

show. A thousand cast

and crew immerse you in

a 2,000-year-old tale

RETURN DAY Back home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink &

porterage

Visit to Barnard Castle

& Durham (All tours)

Raby Castle (Easter only)

Bowes Museum (5 day

tours only)

River Wear cruise (not Aug)

Transfers & ticket to

Kynren (superior seating

– Aug only)

Beamish Museum (not

Easter)

REDWORTH HALL HOTEL

& SPA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE

HHHH

Stunning Jacobean Manor

House in grounds

Restaurant, bar, indoor

pool, sauna & spa

Stylish bedrooms

Singles are double for

sole use

Lift in main building

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024*

(Easter)

4 DAYS £459

23 JUN 2024 5 DAYS £619

16 AUG 2024

(Kynren)

4 DAYS £529

15 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £629

SUPPLEMENTS

Single 4 DAYS £95

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Single 5 DAYS £135

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

REFERENCE BDM

Stretching from the unspoilt wilds of the Northumberland

National Park to the outstanding natural beauty of the

Heritage coast, Northumbria is where quaint villages and

historic market towns mingle with mighty castles and ancient

monuments. Staying in central Newcastle, enjoy some city

action too! Special September departure includes a TV Vera

tour! See page 22 for 4-day Easter (itinerary varies*)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Journey north to central Newcastle for your 4-night stay BB

(2 included dinners – first & last night in hotel)

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with two or three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Holy Island & Alnwick Castle Head to the market town of

Alnwick with included entry to its impressive castle, the location

for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Across the

causeway to Holy Island, home to Lindisfarne Priory

Northumberland National Park Through dramatic scenery to

Kielder Water and the Birds of Prey Centre which cares for a

whole host of birds including owls, falcons and vultures

Guided Vera Tour (Sept

only) Follow in the

footsteps of no-nonsense

DCI Vera Stanhope

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

(Not September)

Corbridge & Hexham

Corbridge – former

Roman garrison town

and Hexham – the haunt

of marauding Vikings

DAY 5 Back home today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast

2 dinners (first and last

nights)

Welcome drink &

porterage

Visit & entry to Alnwick

Castle & Birds of Prey

Centre

Visit to Northumberland

National Park & Holy

Island (tides permitting)

Guided tour in the

footsteps of ITV’s Vera

(Sept only)

MALDRON HOTEL,

NEWCASTLE HHHH

Modern hotel in the heart

of Newcastle

Comfortable guestrooms

with safe, WiFi, air con & TV

Bar & restaurant

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024*

(Easter)

4 DAYS £489

20 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £509

17 JUN 2024 5 DAYS £509

8 SEPT 2024

(Vera)

SUPPLEMENTS

5 DAYS £519

Single (Easter) 4 DAYS £90

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Single (limited) 5 DAYS £Nil

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

REFERENCE BKN

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WALES IN A

NUTSHELL

BOOK

NOW

LITTLE TRAINS

OF WALES

BOOK

NOW

7 DAYS FROM £859

4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £479

WALES

NEW

© Llancaiach Fawr

FAVOURITE

For a small country, Wales certainly packs a lot in! Experience

the best of this little Celtic land on this new two-centre holiday.

You can expect changing landscapes and plenty of included

excursions as you travel from north to south, from mountains

to coastline. Croeso i Gymru! Welcome to Wales!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to heart of Snowdonia for 3-night stay. DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Snowdonia with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Snowdon Mountain

Railway & Llanberis Scenic

ride on Britain's only

narrow-gauge rack and

pinion railway and time to

explore attractive Llanberis

Llandudno & Anglesey ‘The

Queen of Welsh Resorts’

with the longest pier in

Wales then over the Menai

Straits to Beaumaris

DAY 4 Stunning Portmeirion

and legendary Carmarthen

via Aberystwyth. Check in to

hotel for 3-nights DBB

DAY 5 – 6 At leisure in

Carmarthen with two

included excursions

Aberglasney Gardens &

Tenby One of Wales’ finest

gardens plus time in

ever-popular Tenby

Llancaiach Fawr Manor &

The Brecon Beacons

Interactive living history at

16th century manor and a

scenic drive through the

glorious Brecon Beacons

DAY 7 Head home today after

breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotels for 6 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Glass of wine with Day 3

dinner

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Entrance to Portmeirion,

Aberglasney Gardens &

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

3 NIGHTS

ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL,

LLANBERIS HHH

Stunning location between

two lakes (Padarn & Peris)

Opposite the Snowdon

Mountain Railway

Well decorated

guestrooms with TV &

hairdryer

Stylish restaurant, cosy

pub-style bar, lounge &

gardens

Lift to most floors

3 NIGHTS

IVY BUSH ROYAL HOTEL,

CARMARTHEN HHH

Historic hotel on

Carmarthen outskirts

Simply furnished guest

accommodation

Informal restaurant,

pub-style bar, lounge &

outside terrace

Lift to all floors (but some

internal steps

DATES & PRICES

25 AUG 2024 £859

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance £41

REFERENCE BWS

Snowdonia’s National Park – Breathtaking peaks,

spectacular lakes and a vibrant, unique culture. Staying in

attractive Llanberis, take a ride on Britain's only rack and

pinion railway, the epic Snowdon Mountain Railway! Join

the Ffestiniog Railway and experience the Welsh Highland

Railway from historic Caernarfon (5 day only). See page 23

for Easter (*different itinerary)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Snowdonia for your 3 or 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure in Llanberis with included excursions

as stated

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Welsh Highland Railway (5 days only) A journey on the Welsh

Highland Railway between Caernarfon and Porthmadog* is a

spectacular way to see the awe-inspiring Snowdonia scenery

(*subject to timetable)

Ffestiniog Steam Railway (all tours) Unique steam-hauled

trains between Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Return via

the National Park. (5 day tours combine this with Welsh

Highland Railway)

Snowdon Mountain

Railway (all tours)

Britain's only rack and

pinion railway starts from

Llanberis to Snowdon’s

summit & Hafod Eryri

Visitor Centre at 1085m

(NB opens in June. March

& May tours stop at 3/4

point, Clogwyn station)

(subject to prevailing

weather conditions)

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

(5 DAY TOURS ONLY)

Llandudno Popular

seaside resort with

the longest pier in

Wales (700m)

RETURN DAY Return

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink &

porterage

Glass of wine with dinner

one night

Included excursions &

rail fares as stated

ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL,

LLANBERIS HHH

Stunning location between

two lakes (Padarn & Peris)

Directly opposite the

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Well decorated guestrooms

Stylish restaurant, cosy pubstyle

bar, lounge & gardens

Lift to most floors

DATES & PRICES

29 MAR 2024*

(Easter)

4 DAYS £479

27 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £619

11 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £649

6 OCT 2024 5 DAYS £609

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

REFERENCE BTW

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SNOWDONIA, PUFFIN ISLAND

& PORTMEIRION

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NORTH WALES

EXPLORER

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5 DAYS FROM £599

5 OR 6 DAYS FROM £489

WALES

©Visit Wales

Enjoy a real taste of the Welsh Highlands with some exciting

highlights, visits and a cruise you’ll never forget. Coast and

country are peppered with a special mix of historic sites and

inspirational landscapes, all waiting to be explored

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to North Wales to Caernarfon for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Snowdon Mountain Railway & Scenic Drive Britain's only rack

and pinion railway travels 4.7 miles to the summit of Snowdon.

(NB Summit opens in June. May tour stops at 3/4 point, Clogwyn

station). Scenic drive through the National Park to Betsw-y-

Coed with its distinctly Alpine feel

Anglesey & Puffin Island Cross the Menai Straits to Anglesey

and join a 90-minute cruise to Puffin Island, a bird and wildlife

sanctuary and home to cormorants, shags and Atlantic grey

seals. Puffins may be spotted during breeding season (May &

June but not end July)

Portmeirion Village Where the Italian Riviera meets rural Wales,

Portmeirion is a riot of colour

and architectural styles. Well

known as the other-worldly

location for the 1960s cult TV

series The Prisoner. NB There

are some steep hills and

uneven paths

DAY 5 Travel back home today

after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Visit to Anglesey

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Puffin Island Cruise

Entrance to Portmeirion

1 night entertainment

©Konrad Janik

CELTIC ROYAL HOTEL,

CAERNARFON HHH

Popular hotel within

walking distance of

Caernarfon Castle &

walled town

Stylish guestrooms with

all mod cons

Restaurant, cosy bar &

indoor pool

Single rooms are double

for sole use

DATES & PRICES

12 MAY 2024 £659

24 JUNE 2024 £659

21 JULY 2024 £599

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (May & June) £135

Single (July) £140

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BPA

Lovely Llandudno, situated between the Great and Little

Orme headlands, has a wonderful seafront promenade and

the longest pier in Wales (700 metres). 'The Queen of Welsh

Resorts' is the perfect base for touring this wonderful region.

Special April departure stays on Anglesey itself – See pg 15

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to North Wales for your 4 or 5-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 (OR 5) At leisure in Llandudno with two included

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Coastal Forts and The Isle of Anglesey Caernarfon with its

fantastical castle where King Charles III was invested as Prince

of Wales (entrance not included). Then cross the Menai Straits

to Anglesey. Stop in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and Beaumaris

Bodnant Gardens & Conwy Beautiful Bodnant Gardens is a

delight with plants from all over the world. Stop in historic

Conwy with its epic World Heritage-listed castle

OPTIONAL EXCURSION (6 DAY ONLY)

Spectacular Snowdonia Betws-y-Coed & Blaenau Ffestiniog

RETURN DAY Farewell to Wales as you head home today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 or 5 nights

with dinner & breakfast

Porterage

Entertainment some

evenings

Bodnant Gardens &

Conwy

Visits to the Caernarfon

& Isle of Anglesey

BEAUMARIS

& THE ISLE OF

ANGLESEY

5 days from £669 – 22

April 2024 (see pg 15)

Staying directly

on beautiful 'Ynys

Mon' (the Isle of

Anglesey) in the heart

of Beaumaris, you’ll

discover Plas Newydd

House & Garden, Halen

Môn, the Anglesey Sea

Salt company and a

relaxed day in historic

Beaumaris

BAYTREE HOTEL,

LLANDUDNO HH

Family-owned seafront hotel

overlooking Llandudno Bay

Elegant lounge, bar &

restaurant with panoramic

sea views

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV

Lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

15 JUL 2024 6 DAYS £609

16 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £489

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

Seaview rooms

(supplement applies)

£Nil

ON

REQUEST

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 6 DAYS £39

REFERENCE BLS

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SWANSEA BAY, GOWER

PENINSULA & BRECON BEACONS

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4 DAYS FROM £409

WONDERFUL WALES – TENBY

& A VINTAGE RAIL JOURNEY

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5 OR 6 DAYS FROM £569

WALES

FAVOURITE

REVISED

Enjoy a relaxing South Wales break on the glorious sweep of

Swansea Bay, staying on the seafront at Aberavon, one of

Wales' longest sandy beaches. Explore the glorious Gower

Peninsula, the 15-mile thumb of land and the UK's first official

AONB plus take ride on the Brecon Beacons heritage railway

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Wales via historic Chepstow to Aberavon to check

in for your 3-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Mumbles & Gower Peninsula Charmingly old-fashioned

Mumbles, the 'Gateway to Gower' is full of character with its

famous Victorian pier. A guided exploration of the Gower

Peninsula takes you over sweeping yellow bays and bracken

heaths before a well-deserved Welsh cream tea at the Gower

Heritage Centre, a rural life museum

Brecon Beacons & Mountain Railway Scenic drive to the Brecon

Beacons National Park with its river valleys and limestone

uplands to the Brecon Mountain Railway for a trip along the Taff

Fechan Reservoir. Continue through magnificent scenery to the

picturesque town of Brecon

DAY 4 Travel back home today after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Welcome drink

Guided tour of Gower

Peninsula & Welsh cream tea

Ride on Brecon Mountain

Railway

Scenic drive through the

Brecon Beacons

ABERAVON BEACH

HOTEL, PORT TALBOT

HHH

Beachfront hotel with

views across Swansea

Bay

Redecorated guestrooms

with free WiFi

Indoor pool, sauna &

steam

Restaurant, lounge bar &

sun terrace

DATES & PRICES

7 JUNE 2024 £409

27 SEPT 2024 £409

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £35

REFERENCE BWV

Tenby is a beautiful holiday destination that attracts returning

holidaymakers year after year. The winding, cobbled streets

and picturesque harbour, adorned with brightly coloured

houses, add to the charm of this lovely seaside resort, sitting

on a headland with beaches either side. A vintage railway

journey & a Welsh castle round off this lovely break!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to the South Wales coast for your 4 or 5-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 (OR 5) At leisure in Tenby with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Gwili Vintage Railway & Carmarthen Travel in style in a 1950s

carriage through beautiful South Wales – over rivers and fields

and through pretty woodland. Time in legendary Carmarthen,

the oldest town in Wales

Pembroke Castle & Town Visit the medieval fortified town of

Pembroke and enjoy a guided tour of its famous 900 year old

castle, one of the most complete Norman castles in the UK

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Picton Castle &

Haverfordwest (6 days

only) 13 th century Picton

Castle, a grand country

house surrounded by

spectacular gardens

and the largest

collection of owls in

Wales. Haverfordwest is

the ancient county town

of Pembrokeshire on the

River Cleddau

RETURN DAY Return

homewards after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 or 5 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Some entertainment

Visits to Carmarthen &

Pembroke

Guided tour of

Pembroke Castle

Gwili Vintage

Railway Ride

CLARENCE HOUSE HOTEL,

TENBY HH

Independent hotel

overlooking Tenby's

South Beach

Walking distance to Tenby

High Street and harbour

Dining room

Comfy guestrooms

(compact singles) with

TV & hairdryer

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

20 MAY 2024 5 DAYS £569

30 JUN 2024 6 DAYS £689

5 AUG 2024 5 DAYS £599

9 SEPT 2024 5 DAYS £599

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited)

£Nil

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

Insurance 6 DAYS £39

REFERENCE BTN

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HOP AROUND THE HEBRIDES

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9 DAYS FROM £1429

63

2 NIGHTS

KILLIN HOTEL, KILLIN HHH

Traditional hotel surrounded by

incredible scenery

Comfortable bedrooms

Restaurant with views, smart

conservatory plus bar

SCOTLAND

NEW

©Visit Scotland, Paul Tomkins

Escape from it all on this spectacular tour of the Hebrides (Inner & Outer), one of the

most beautiful places on Earth. Boasting some of the best beaches and breathtaking

coastal scenery in Europe, flourishing wildlife, fascinating history and unique island

cultures, this tour is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – To Dumfries Travel north of the

Border to your overnight at 3* Cairndale

Hotel in Dumfries. DBB

DAY 2 – Stirling & The Trossachs – Through

the Borders scenery to Stirling, the wee city

with a big history and onward through the

glorious Trossachs National Park and Loch

Lubnaig for your 2-night stay at 3* Killin

Hotel. DBB

DAY 3 – A Day on Mull – Head to Oban on

the West Coast for the morning ferry to Mull

– rugged landscapes, breathtaking scenery

and ancient history. Leisure time in Tobermory,

one of the prettiest ports in Scotland

DAY 4 – Glencoe, Fort William to Skye So

much to see today as you drive into

beautiful Glencoe. Along the banks of Loch

Linnhe to Fort William, onward past the

famous Glennfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig for

the ferry to Armadale on Skye. Check into 3*

Dunollie Hotel in Broadford for 2 nights. DBB

DAY 5 – A Day on Skye – A full day to

explore the magical Misty Isle with a local

guide with included entrance to the

excellent Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the

seat of the chief of Clan MacLeod with

some interesting artefacts

DAY 6 – Portree, Harris & Lewis – Visit Skye’s

main town, Portree, is set around a natural

harbour. Off to Uig for afternoon ferry to

Tarbert with an early 2-course dinner on

board. Take a scenic drive to the West Coast

of South Harris to Luskentyre Sands, one of

the most spectacular beaches in the Outer

Hebrides. Onto Stornoway for 2-night stay in

3* Caladh Inn (1 night BB & 1 night DBB)

DAY 7 – Exploring the Isle of Lewis –

Refreshingly unspoilt and uncrowded, Lewis

is the largest of the Western Isles. Tour with a

local guide and visit the mystic Callanish

Standing Stones, the Iron Age fortification

of Carloway Broch and the Gearrannan

Blackhouse Village

DAY 8 – Heading South – Take the ferry

to Ullapool and head south via Inverness,

the magnificent Cairngorms National Park

and Pitlochry to Newcastle for your final

overnight at 4* Copthorne Hotel. DBB

DAY 9 After breakfast it’s time to head south

to arrive home during the evening

PRICE INCLUDES

Various hotels for 8 nights with breakfast

& dinner (one early dinner on the ferry

Uig to Tarbert)

Porterage included throughout

Tea /coffee after dinner

Excursions as described

Entrance to Dunvegan Castle

Entrance to Callanish Standing Stones

Entrance to Gearrannan Blackhouse

Village

Day on Mull with return ferry crossing

Oban – Craignure

Ferry crossings between Mallaig –

Armadale // Uig – Tarbert // Stornoway

– Ullapool

©Visit Scotland, Kenny Lam

2 NIGHTS

DUNOLLIE HOTEL, BROADFORD,

SKYE HHH

Set on Broadford Bay waterfront

Restaurant & bar

No lift but ground floor rooms

(some internal steps)

2 NIGHTS

CALADH INN, STORNOWAY,

LEWIS HHH

Friendly, traditional hotel

near town centre

Airy restaurant & traditional

bar

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

15 SEPT 2024 £1429

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £285

Insurance £43

REFERENCE BHD

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GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS

OF SCOTLAND

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HIGHLANDS, SKYE

& LOCH NESS

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7 DAYS FROM £1029

7 DAYS FROM £919

SCOTLAND

FAVOURITE

FAVOURITE

One of the world’s great railway journeys, the 84 mile round

trip on the Jacobite Steam Train (Harry Potter's Hogwarts

Express!) takes you past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben

Nevis and deepest freshwater loch, Loch Morar. Also take

a trip on the scenic Kyle Line and the Strathspey Steam

Railway from Aviemore

ITINERARY

DAY 1 North to your overnight stop in Gretna Green DBB

DAY 2 Stunning scenery via Loch Lomond and onto Fort William

for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

The Jacobite Steam Train A magnificent journey through the

West Coast’s most spectacular scenery over the famous

Glenfinnan Viaduct to the fishing village of Mallaig with free

time before returning to Fort William

Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall Train Journey Head west through

dramatic scenery to join the Kyle Line from Kyle of Lochalsh to

Dingwall. Enjoy the stunning views on the 2-hour ride and return

by coach through the Highlands and along Loch Ness.

Strathspey Steam Railway and Aviemore Head to the stunning

Cairngorms to depart by train from Aviemore to Broomhill (or

'Glenbogle' in the popular BBC series Monarch of the Glen). Travel

over moorland, forest and by great sweeps of the River Spey

DAY 6 Through the Trossachs via Callander and the extraordinary

Kelpies to overnight in the Newcastle area DBB

DAY 7 Head home today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Overnight hotels for 2 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Porterage at main hotel

Included excursions as stated

Train journeys – return fare

the Jacobite Steam train, Kyle

Line (Kyle of Lochalsh –

Dingwall) & Strathspey Steam

Railway (Aviemore - Broomhill)

Please see hotel

information below*

DATES & PRICES

9 JUN 2024 £1029

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £41

REFERENCE BSR

The Scottish Highlands contain some of Scotland’s most

stunning scenery - unspoilt wilderness, Loch Ness and the

tranquil Isle of Skye with its velvet moors, jagged mountains

and towering sea cliffs. This wonderful holiday is based in the

Highland resort of Fort William which sits beneath mighty Ben

Nevis on the shores of Loch Linnhe. A relaxing cruise on scenic

Loch Ness is included

ITINERARY

DAY 1 North to your overnight stop in Cumbria DBB

DAY 2 To the Borders, Loch Lomond and through the Highland

Glens onto Fort William for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Road to the Isles and the Isle of Skye Stop at Glenfinnan where

Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard in 1745 and continue

to Mallaig for the panoramic crossing to Armadale on the Isle of

Skye. Through the Misty Isle to Kyleakin and return over the Skye

road bridge passed the iconic Eilean Donnan castle

Loch Ness with Scenic Cruise Breathtaking vistas of Loch Ness on

board a 50-minute cruise past Cherry Island and the striking Fort

Augustus Abbey. Panoramic drive back to the hotel via the WW2

Commando Memorial and Telford’s amazing Neptune’s Staircase

DAY 6 Through the Trossachs via Callander and the extraordinary

Kelpies to overnight in the Newcastle area DBB

DAY 7 Head home today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Overnight hotels for 2 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Porterage at main hotel

Included excursions as stated

Loch Ness Cruise from Fort

Augustus

Ferry crossing to Skye

Please see hotel

information below*

DATES & PRICES

7 JULY 2024 £929

15 SEPT 2024 £919

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £130

Insurance £41

REFERENCE BHS

*HOTEL IS FOR THE TWO

TOURS ABOVE

ALEXANDRA HOTEL, FORT WILLIAM HHH

Traditional hotel,

centrally located in

Fort William

Cosy rooms with hair

dryer, TV & iron

Two restaurants,

large bar & several

lounges

Lift to all floors

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LOVELY LOCHS &

A ROYAL YACHT

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CAPTIVATING

CAIRNGORMS

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5 DAYS FROM £759

7 DAYS FROM £999

SCOTLAND

NEW

NEW

A wonderful mix of lochs, city and a perfect location near Loch

Lomond, this great Scottish holiday explores the fabulous

Trossachs, the capital and the 5* visitor attraction – The Royal

Yacht Britannia. Enjoy the splendours, history, landscape and

character of this fantastic region. (See pg 18 for Bluebells in

the Trossachs* staying at the Winnock Hotel)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Big drive to North of the Border with en-route stops to arrive

in Drymen for 4 nights DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Drymen with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Loch Katrine Cruise with lunch Into the Trossachs National Park

to lovely Loch Katrine for a gentle 2-hour cruise aboard the

restored SS Walter Scott Steamship. Afterwards a light soup and

sandwich lunch awaits before heading off to pretty Callander

Loch Lomond & Inveraray Castle A scenic drive along the

bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to Luss, the pretty conservation

village (location for the TV soap High Road). Then onto

Inveraray Castle, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll with a

fairytale façade and enchanting interior

Royal Yacht Britannia & Edinburgh Time in the atmospheric

capital, Edinburgh, before

heading out to Leith, home to

the glamorous Royal Yacht

Britannia, the Royal Family’s

floating residence for 44

years. Travelling over one

million miles, it become the

most famous ship in the world

(lift to all decks)

DAY 5 After breakfast depart

homeward

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Included excursions as stated

Loch Katrine cruise & light

lunch

Guided tour of Inveraray

Castle

Entrance to Royal Yacht

Britannia

Some entertainment

WINNOCK HOTEL,

DRYMEN HHH

Situated on the pretty

village green of Drymen

Cosy log fires & hearty

Scottish cuisine

Traditional bar area and

restaurant

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV & hairdryer

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

6 MAY 2024*

(Bluebells pg 18)

£709

8 SEPT 2024 £759

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £95

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BVS

The mighty, majestic Cairngorms National Park is a vast natural

playground with mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife

hotspots, distilleries and more. Explore this spectacular region

based at the handsome stone built Grant Arms Hotel in the fine

Scottish country town of Grantown on Spey

ITINERARY

DAY 1 North to your overnight stop in Newcastle DBB

DAY 2 Over the border to Grantown on Spey for your 4-night stay

at the Grant Arms Hotel DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

A Regal Day Out – Braemar Highland Games Centre &

Balmoral A piper welcomes you to the Highland Games Centre

in delightful Braemar to celebrate all things Scottish from tartan

to caber tossing. Then to Balmoral for a guided visit of the

famous baronial style royal retreat (subject to Royal Family not

in residence)

Local Traditions of the Cairngorms – Sheepdogs & Highland

Folk Museum See working sheepdogs as the shepherd

masterfully directs his team of border collies to herd and round

the sheep. Then it’s off to the open-air Highland Folk Museum to

experience life in the Highlands from 1700s to 1950s

Loch Ness & The Capital of the Highlands – Inverness Explore

attractive Inverness on the banks of the River Ness before a

2-hour cruise on Loch Ness from Dochgarroch via Telford’s

famous Caledonian Canal

DAY 6 Drive west of the

Cairngorms, through Stirling

to overnight in Dumfries DBB

DAY 7 Head home today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Overnight hotels for 2 nights

with breakfast & dinner

Porterage at main hotel

Visit Braemar Highland

Games Centre with piper

welcome & games demo

Visit to Balmoral Estate with

guided tour of castle

Entry to Highland Folk

Museum

Visit to Leault Working

Sheepdogs

2-hour Loch Ness cruise from

Dochgarroch

GRANT ARMS HOTEL,

GRANTOWN ON SPEY

HHHH

Handsome, characterful

hotel in town centre

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV & hairdryer

Traditional restaurant plus

cosy bar & lounge areas

Lift to all floors (some steps

to some rooms)

DATES & PRICES

9 JUNE 2024 £999

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £195

Insurance £41

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CASTLES OF THE

SCOTTISH BORDERS

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5 DAYS FROM £679

EDINBURGH

MILITARY TATTOO

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4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £519

SCOTLAND

NEW

FAVOURITE

The Scottish Borders, one of the easiest destinations in

Scotland to reach, are bursting with rolling hills, epic history

and awe-inspiring stately homes and castles. Stay in a smart

castle hotel, explore two iconic castles and visit a haunted

castle jail. NB: a reasonable degree of mobility is

recommended to enjoy this tour to the full

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Big drive to North of the Border with en-route stops to arrive

in Peebles for 4 nights DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Peebles with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Thirlestane Castle & Pebbles Enjoy a private guided tour of

this grand 16 th century tower house, once visited by Bonnie

Prince Charlie – a unique place filled with fascinating stories

(NB some stairs / steps). Time at leisure in the gorgeous Borders

town of Peebles

Floors Castle & Gardens and Kelso Iconic country house, Floors

Castle is the largest inhabited house in Scotland, home to 11

generations of the Dukes of Roxburghe. Later visit picturesque

Kelso, at the junction of the rivers Tweed and Teviot

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum and Famously Hawick Get

a taste of life in an 1820s prison with a story-telling guide as

you walk through the original cell blocks. Visit Hawick, home

to premium Scottish producers of luxury goods for hosted

tours & tastings

DAY 5 After breakfast depart

homeward

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink

Private tour of Thirlestane

Castle with piper welcome

Entrance to Floors Castle &

Gardens

Storyteller tour of Jedburgh

Castle Jail

Hawick with hosted visits to

local producers

Tour & tasting at Borders

Distillery

Tour & tea at Johnstons of

Elgin (Hawick)

Visits to Peebles & Kelso

Call us on:

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BARONY CASTLE HOTEL,

PEEBLES HHH

Impressive castle hotel

set in mature grounds

incl famous Polish Map of

Scotland

Elegant rooms with all

mod cons

Modern leisure centre

with pool, sauna & spa

Lift (but some rooms not

lift accessible)

DATES & PRICES

7 JULY 2024 £679

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £100

Insurance £37

REFERENCE BSE

Since 1950, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been an annual

event held at the city's castle. The rousing music of the massed

pipes and drums of the Scottish Regiments and the magical

setting of Edinburgh castle makes this an unrivalled spectacle.

(NB Steep walk to castle from drop off point)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head off to Scotland

for your 3- or 4-night stay.

Breakfast & 2 or 3 dinners

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure

with two or three included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Edinburgh & Military

Tattoo (All tours) Leisure

time in Edinburgh before

the Tattoo evening

performance. Late return

to hotel. No evening meal

included today

Gretna Green & Dumfries

(4 day only) UK’s worldfamous

wedding capital

and Dumfries on the banks

of the River Nith

Loch Lomond & The

Trossachs (5 day tour)

Take a scenic Scottish drive

to Loch Lomond in the

Trossachs, a favourite

destination of Queen

Victoria

Largs (5 day only)

Traditional Victorian

seaside resort with

promenade

RETURN DAY Homeward

bound after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with

breakfast and 2 or 3 dinners

Porterage & welcome drink

Mid-price ticket to the

Military Tattoo

Visit to Dumfries (4 day only)

Visit to Loch Lomond,

Trossachs National Park &

Largs (5 day only)

4 DAY ONLY

GRETNA HALL HOTEL,

GRETNA GREEN HHH

Steeped in history and

walking distance to the

town

Rooms with TV & hairdryer

Restaurant & bar

5 DAY ONLY

RIVERSIDE LODGE,

IRVINE HHHH

Recently refurbished hotel

on outskirts of Irvine

Stylish guestrooms with TV

& WiFi

Contemporary restaurant &

spacious lounge bar

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

Singles are double for

sole use

DATES & PRICES

4 AUG 2024

Gretna Hall

18 AUG 2024

Riverside Lodge

SUPPLEMENTS

4 DAYS £519

5 DAYS £589

Single 4 DAYS £100

Insurance 4 DAYS £35

Single 5 DAYS £115

Insurance 5 DAYS £37

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OBAN, GLENCOE

& THE ISLES

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HEART OF SCOTLAND

PITLOCHRY, PERTHSHIRE & A HIGHLAND SAFARI

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7 DAYS FROM £959

7 DAYS FROM £949

SCOTLAND

FAVOURITE

REVISED

©Highland Safaris

Stay in the centre of the pretty harbour town of Oban, 'The

Gateway to the Isles' which captivates visitors with its Victorian

charm and wonderful views of the hills of Mull. Enjoy a full day

out to the picturesque Inner Hebrides to Mull and Iona. A scenic

drive through the world-famous Glencoe showcases the

rugged splendours of the glens to the serenity of the lochs

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north to Newcastle area for your overnight stay DBB

DAY 2 Through the Trossachs to Crianlarich and over the Pass of

Brander alongside Loch Awe to the West Coast and Oban for your

4 night stay DBB

DAYS 3 – 5 At leisure with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Mull & Iona – Tour to the Isles Experience two beautiful Inner

Hebridean islands in one day! Rugged landscapes,

breathtaking scenery, coastal cliffs await. By ferry from Oban to

Craignure on Mull with a scenic drive to Fionnphort to take the

foot passenger ferry to the tiny island of Iona known for its

tranquility and heritage. Packed lunch included

Glencoe & Rannoch Moor – Scenic Drive Across the wilderness

of Rannoch Moor with its other-worldly landscapes and then to

one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Glencoe where the

deep valley and towering mountains were carved out centuries

ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions

DAY 6 Head back south via Loch Lomond for final overnight near

Newcastle DBB

DAY 7 Journey home after

breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

2 overnight hotels with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage included at

main hotel

Included excursions as stated

Tour to the Isles of Mull and

Iona with packed lunch

Entrance to the Glencoe

Visitor Centre

THE ROYAL HOTEL,

OBAN HHH

Traditional hotel in Oban

centre close to harbour

Distinctive restaurant

& bar

Comfortable guestrooms

with all mod-cons

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

30 JUNE 2024 £959

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £125

Insurance £41

Pitlochry nestles amongst the stunning scenery of Highland

Perthshire. Stay right in the heart of Scotland with its warm

hospitality, clear air, beautiful scenery and fine local food.

Highlights include a magnificent Highland Safari, a tour of

Glamis Castle (renowned as Scotland's 'most beautiful castle')

as well as a tour and 'wee dram' at Blair Athol Distillery

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head north to your overnight stop DBB

DAY 2 Continue to the iconic Falkirk Wheel for a trip on the world’s

only rotating boat lift and then to Pitlochry for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure with two included excursions and a day at

leisure in Victorian Pitlochry, surrounded by dramatic scenery

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

A Royal Day Out - Queen's View & Glamis Castle Visit Glamis

Castle and Gardens, the beloved childhood home of the

Queen Mother, full of legendary tales and secrets – a stunning

architectural treasure. Stop at ‘Queen’s View’ at the head of

Loch Tummel

Highland Safari, Aberfeldy & Blair Athol Distillery It’s off for

your amazing 4x4 Land Rover highland safari through a land

steeped in history and nature with an opportunity to get up

close to magnificent red deer. Free time in Aberfeldy plus a

tour & a wee dram at a local whisky distillery

DAY 6 Head south today for time in the delightful capital,

Edinburgh, before your final overnight in the Newcastle area DBB

DAY 7 Head home today

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast

& dinner

2 overnight hotels with breakfast

& dinner

Porterage included at main

hotel

Boat trip on the Falkirk Wheel

Day at leisure in Pitlochry

Tour & a wee dram at Blair

Athol Distillery

Entrance to Glamis Castle

with guided tour

Highland Safari Experience

with Red Deer Encounter

En-route visit to Edinburgh

FISHERS HOTEL,

PITLOCHRY HHH

Centrally located hotel

dating back to 1830

Major refurbishment

in 2017

Restaurant & Coach

House Bar open to

public

There is a lift to most

floors

DATES & PRICES

11 AUG 2024 £949

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £145

Insurance £41

©Stephen McColl

REFERENCE BOB

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A SCOTTISH ADVENTURE – ORKNEY & SHETLAND MINICRUISE,

HIGHLANDS & THE CAPITAL

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9 DAYS FROM £1449

SCOTLAND

Back for 2024, a fantastic journey right up to the northern tip of the spectacular Highlands and a rare opportunity to visit two

of the most northerly British Isles. Orkney is a group of 70 islands, the closest of which is just 6 miles off the Scottish Coast. The

Shetlands actually lie a fraction closer to Norway. Both have amazing prehistoric remains with a strong Viking legacy. Your

journey includes a 2-night island cruise aboard Northlink ferries (no bunk beds!)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel north of the border to your

overnight hotel in Dumfries DBB

DAY 2 Continue travelling north via Pitlochry

for overnight in the Cairngorms, the UK’s

largest National Park DBB

DAY 3 Onwards via Inverness, in the Heart

of the Scottish Highlands, to the far north

town of Thurso with its pretty beach for

2-night stay. DBB

DAY 4 – Castle Of Mey & John O’ Groats

Visit the Castle of Mey, the beloved residence

of the Queen Mother, on the magnificent

north coast of Caithness. Light lunch

included. Onto the top of mainland Britain,

John O’Groats is best known as the end point

of the 874 mile trek from Land’s End

DAY 5 – Orkney Morning crossing from

Scrabster to Stromness on Orkney where,

with a local guide, you will explore Orkney’s

mainland including Skara Brae, the stone

Ring of Brodgar, the Italian Chapel and

Scapa Flow where German battleships

were scuttled in WW1. Included dinner in a

local restaurant before overnight Northlink

Ferry sailing to Lerwick. Cabins are en-suite

DAY 6 – Shetlands Breakfast on board and

a guided excursion of Shetland’s scenic

mainland including Jarlshof Viking

Settlement with tea & coffee stop, time in

Lerwick and a visit to Carol’s Shetland

Ponies and picturesque Scalloway. Re-join

the ferry for dinner on board and overnight

crossing to Aberdeen

DAY 7 – Dundee Breakfast on board, dock

in Aberdeen and travel to the fine City of

Dundee with its revitalised waterfront. The

impressive V&A Dundee opened in

September 2018 as the first design museum

in Scotland (entrance FOC – special

exhibitions chargeable). Overnight in

Bannockburn near Stirling DBB

DAY 8 – Edinburgh Final day in Scotland

and what better than to spend some time in

the truly delightful capital. Optional guided

tour. Continue to your final overnight near

Newcastle DBB

DAY 9 After breakfast it’s time to head south

after your epic Scottish adventure. Arrive

home during the evening

PRICE INCLUDES

1 overnight in Dumfries DBB

1 overnight in Cairngorms DBB

2 nights in 3* Thurso Hotel DBB

2 nights on board Northlink ferry in a

2-berth en-suite cabin

1 dinner and 2 breakfasts on board

Local dinner in Kirkwall

Guided tours on Orkney and Shetland

Porterage at most hotels

Entrance to Castle Mey with light lunch

All entrances on Orkney and Shetland

1 overnight near Stirling DBB

1 overnight near Newcastle DBB

STATION HOTEL OR

ST CLAIR HOTEL, THURSO HHH

Both hotels belong to family

owned North Hotels

Both centrally located in Thurso

Both are small traditional hotels

serving local food

Guests rooms have TV, hairdryer

and tea / coffee making

facilities

There are no lifts but some

ground room floors

Hotel will be allocated shortly

before travel

DATES & PRICES

31 MAY 2024 £1449

6 SEPT 2024 £1449

SUPPLEMENTS

Single Supplement

(inc cabin)

Outside cabin

supplement per cabin

(limited)

£275

£45

Insurance £43

REFERENCE BOK

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SCOTLAND – COAST TO COAST

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SCOTLAND

©Visit Scotland, Kenny Lam

Enjoy the splendour of two Scottish coasts from West to East, packed full of great

included visits and attractions, this twin-centre holiday is a real treat. From the

spectacular Ayrshire coastline staying in the bustling port town of Stranraer on the

south-westerly tip of Scotland to the 'Granite City' of Aberdeen with its sparkling

granite buildings and monuments shimmering in the sunlight, this tour is packed with

heritage and adventure including a visit to a working farm to see Highland cattle

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – To Cumbria Travel north to the edge

of the Lake District and your overnight at 3*

Shap Wells Hotel between Penrith and

Kendal. DBB

DAY 2 – To Stranraer Across the border with

time in the port town of Stranraer at the

head of Loch Ryan. Check in for 2 nights at

3* North West Castle Hotel. DBB

DAY 3 – To Portpatrick a peaceful picturepostcard

harbour town on the western

shore of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula.

Onto magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens,

75 acres of spectacularly designed lochside

landscape which create a romantic

garden paradise

DAY 4 – Aberdeen via Dundee Off to

Dundee with its revitalised waterfront.

Entrance is included to Captain Scott's ship,

Discovery, which he sailed on his remarkable

Antarctic expedition. Adjacent is the

impressive V&A Dundee (entrance FOC -

entrance fee applies to special exhibitions).

Onto Aberdeen for 3 nights at 4* Sandman

Signature Hotel. DBB

DAY 5 – Crathes Castle & Highland Beef

Visit Crathes Castle, a magnificent 16 th

century tower house near Banchory which

stands against a backdrop of rolling hills.

Later travel to Lochton of Leys Farmhouse,

home of Aberdeenshire Highland Beef to

get up close and personal to this hardy

native breed on a guided tour with tasting

DAY 6 – Aberdeen A full day at leisure in the

'Granite City' with its unique architecture

and seafaring heritage. Explore Old

Aberdeen, with its cobbled streets and

Footdee, a quirky fishing quarter

DAY 7 – Edinburgh Final day in Scotland

and what better than to spend some time in

the truly delightful capital. Continue to your

final overnight at 4* Delta by Marriott

Newcastle Gateshead DBB

DAY 8 After breakfast it’s time to head south

to arrive home during the evening

PRICE INCLUDES

7 nights hotel accommodation with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage at Scottish Hotels

Tea/coffee after dinner

Excursions as described

Entrance to Castle Kennedy Gardens

Entrance to Discovery Point

Entrance to Crathes Castle

Tour of Lochton of Leys Farmhouse with

beef tasting & tea / coffee

Day at leisure in Aberdeen

TWO NIGHTS

NORTH WEST CASTLE HOTEL,

STRANRAER HHH

Fine country house 10 min walk

from Stranraer centre

Spacious guestrooms with

homely feel

Grand dining room with loch

view & cosy bar

Lift, indoor pool & sauna

THREE NIGHTS

SANDMAN SIGNATURE

ABERDEEN HOTEL HHHH

City centre hotel in historic

building

Well appointed guestrooms

with all mod cons

Restaurant, bar & traditional

whisky lounge

Spa treatments (additional

charge)

Singles are double for sole use

DATES & PRICES

9 AUG 2024 £1049

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £140

Insurance £42

REFERENCE BCT

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ISLE OF MAN – MANX EXPLORER

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7 DAYS FROM £809

ISLE OF MAN

JUNE & SEPTEMBER

EMPRESS HOTEL, DOUGLAS

HHH

Situated directly on the seafront,

close to town centre

Bar, restaurant & seaview

lounge

Dinner in a private dining room

Compact bedrooms

Lift to all floors (but some

internal steps and to the front

of building)

The enchanting Isle of Man is made up of a unique cocktail of ingredients, which blend

to produce an unforgettable holiday. Its scenery combines with a beautiful coastline

and dramatic headlands with a mountainous interior never far away. Come and explore

the 'Jewel of the Irish Sea' with its own parliament, traditions and culture. Travel along

its roads to discover enchanting glens, miles of golden sand, medieval castles, Victorian

railways and beautiful parks and gardens

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to the Preston area for your

overnight stop DBB

DAY 2 Travel through the lovely Ribble

Valley and the Forest of Bowland en-route

to Heysham for the early afternoon ferry

to the Isle of Man and your resort hotel for

your 4-night stay in Douglas. DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure in Douglas with two

included excursions. Douglas is home to a

charming Victorian promenade as well as

the excellent Manx museum (free entry)

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Manx Explorer Experience the beauty and

surprising variety of the Manx landscape

as you visit some of the main towns and

villages including Laxey with its famous

wheel (entrance not included). There will

be an optional Mountain Railway trip to

the summit of Snaefell before continuing to

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Royal Ramsey before returning to Douglas

via the Mountain Road, part of the Isle of

Man's famous TT course

Castletown, Cregneash & Calf of Man Visit

Castletown, Cregneash and Calf of Man

on the southern most point on the Island.

The former island capital, Castletown, sits

on the site of an ancient volcano. The

Sound Visitor Centre in Port St Mary

and the adjacent headland cafe, offers

180 degree panoramic views of the

surrounding area. The Calf of Man is an

island directly opposite. Cregneash Folk

Park is a peaceful restored 19 th century

crofting village where traditionally

costumed guides show visitors around their

delightful cottages (entrance not included)

DAY 6 After a day at leisure, board the

evening ferry (departs 19.45) to arrive in

Heysham (arrival 23.15) late tonight. Head

straight to your hotel in the Preston /

Lancaster area for the last overnight. Room

& breakfast (NB Due to the very late arrival

there is no evening meal included)

DAY 7 After breakfast continue homeward

arriving early evening.

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights in Douglas with dinner &

breakfast

Porterage at main hotel

2 overnight hotels with breakfast & one

dinner

Included excursions as stated

JULY

RUTLAND HOTEL, DOUGLAS

HHH

Elegant Victorian hotel approx

20 mins walk from Douglas

centre

Restaurant and bar / lounge

area

Modern rooms with TV

Lift to all floors (but some internal

steps and to the front of building)

DATES & PRICES

9 JUNE 2024

Empress

28 JULY 2024

Rutland

15 SEPT 2024

Empress

SUPPLEMENTS

£849

£809

£849

Single (Empress) £115

Single (Rutland) £125

Seaview rooms

subject to availability &

supplement

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £41

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GRAND TOUR OF THE EMERALD ISLE

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9 DAYS FROM £1119

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©Tourism Ireland, Chri Hill

IRELAND

FAVOURITE

©Tourism Ireland

Ireland is a land of constantly changing colours, magnificent and varied landscapes, rugged mountains, imposing valleys, lush

green fields, deep blue lakes and long sandy beaches. All in all, Ireland is a unique destination – a country full of folklore and

legend, where the genuine warmth, humour and friendliness of the local people will leave a lasting impression. The Grand Tour

takes in many of the highlights of this wonderful country and your holiday price includes most entrance fees (*entrance

included), so just sit back and relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to overnight stop in North Wales

with dinner DBB

DAY 2 – Wicklow Mountains & Avoca – An

early start, to Holyhead to cross to Dublin

with breakfast included on the ferry. Head

through the Wicklow Mountains to Avoca,

the setting for "Ballykissangel" and home of

Ireland's oldest working mill. Continue to

Waterford for an overnight stay at the 3*

Dooley's Hotel. DBB

DAY 3 – Waterford & Cobh – Visit the

Waterford Crystal manufacturing facility*,

then travel to Cobh, the last port of call for

the ill-fated Titanic which sailed from here

on 14 April 1912 (Heritage Centre visit

included*). Onto Killarney for a 2-night stay

at the 4* Killarney Towers Hotel. DBB

DAY 4 – Ring Of Kerry – Begin at Killorglin

and The Kerry Bog Village* which portrays

the tough life in a typical 19th Century peat

cutting settlement. Onward through

Glenbeigh, Rossbeigh and Kells, with their

beautiful golden beaches. The winding road

takes you into the Killarney National Park on

your return to Killarney Towers

DAY 5 – Killarney to Ennistymon – Head

north via Listowel to the Foynes Flying Boat

Museum*, birthplace of the Irish Coffee.

Enjoy a guided tour of the museum, which

includes a full size replica of the magnificent

Clipper Flying Boat. On to Tabert and the

ferry across the River Shannon to Killimer

before checking in for your 2-night stay at

the 3* Falls Hotel, Ennistymon. DBB

DAY 6 – Cliffs of Moher & The Burren – Call

at the visitor's centre* in Kilfenora for an

introduction to The Burren, a large limestone

cap stretching for miles. Onto the Cliffs of

Moher* where you can stand in awe at the

sheer might of the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 7 – Galway Bay – There’s plenty to

discover in Galway – from the Old Quays to

Eyre Square, a relaxing spot, amongst the

maze of streets. Onto Dublin for your

overnight stay at the 4* Talbot Hotel

Stillorgan. DBB

DAY 8 – Dublin Sightseeing – A brief

orientation of Dublin's sights with free time

before sailing back to Holyhead. A meal on

board is advisable before arriving late at

your overnight hotel (North Wales / Cheshire

region). BB

DAY 9 Return home via interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotels for 7 nights with breakfast &

dinner (one breakfast aboard the ferry)

Overnight hotel for 1 night with breakfast

Included excursions and entrance

fees as stated

VARIOUS 3 & 4 STAR

HOTELS

Various 3 & 4 star hotels as

shown in itinerary

3* Beaufort Park Hotel – Mold

3* Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford

4* Killarney Towers Hotel – 2

nights

3* Falls Hotel – 2 nights

4* Talbot Hotel – Stillorgan

Overnight in North Wales /

Cheshire

All hotels offer comfortable rooms

with en-suite facilities, TV and

tea/coffee making facilities

DATES & PRICES

14 JUNE 2024 £1199

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON

REQUEST

Insurance £57

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KILLARNEY &

THE RING OF KERRY

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7 DAYS FROM £839

WILD IN WESTPORT

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

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7 DAYS FROM £949

IRELAND

NEW

Head to Ireland's popular South West with its constantly

changing colours, magnificent landscapes, rugged mountains,

imposing valleys and long sandy beaches. Killarney brims full

of history and heritage and the spectacular Ring of Kerry is a

photographer's paradise with a million shades of green and

panoramic views at every turn

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To North Wales for overnight stop DBB

DAY 2 Cross from Holyhead to Dublin and travel through the Irish

countryside to Castleisland for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure with two included excursions and a day at

leisure in lovely Killarney with return transfers

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

The Ring of Kerry The 100-mile circuit of the Iveragh peninsula is

on the itinerary of every self-respecting fan of Ireland for good

reason – pristine beaches, dramatic mountains and loughs and

ever-changing views of the Atlantic. Visit Kerry Bog Village and

continue through Glenbeigh, along the shores of Ballinskelligs

Bay to Waterville and Caherdaniel

Dingle Peninsula Made famous in the film 'Ryan's Daughter',

the Dingle Peninsula offers some of the wildest natural scenic

beauty in Ireland. Enjoy a circular tour around Europe's

westernmost point and visit Gaelic-speaking Dingle, charming

Tralee and the Kerry County Museum

DAY 6 Head to Dublin for a brief drive through before taking the

ferry to Holyhead. Overnight in North Wales BB

DAY 7 Return home after

breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Glass of wine or beer with

dinner in Ireland

Porterage in Ireland

Nightly entertainment in

main hotel

Overnight hotel for 1 night

with dinner (and breakfast

on board the ferry)

Overnight hotel for 1 night

with breakfast

Included excursions as stated

Return transfers to Killarney

Entrance to Kerry Bog Village

& Kerry County Museum

RIVER ISLAND HOTEL,

CASTLEISLAND HHH

Popular, modern hotel

on the main street of

Castleisland

Restaurant & lounge bar

Comfortable bedrooms

with TV

There is a lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

7 JULY 2024 £839

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £53

REFERENCE BRK

Stay in the vibrant Georgian town of Westport, a fabulous

town with striking views, riverside walkways and a great vibe.

Come and explore the 'Wild Atlantic Way' and discover what

makes this part of the Emerald Isle so special!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To North Wales for overnight stop DBB

DAY 2 Cross to Dublin and head west to bustling, artsy Westport

for your 4-night stay DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Westport Walking Tour Explore fabulous Westport with a one

hour included walking tour with an expert local guide. Free time

to explore – maybe visit historic Westport House (not included)

Kylemore Abbey & Fjord Cruise Crenelated neo-Gothic home

to a community of Irish Benedictine nuns, complete with

miniature 'cathedral' and the extravagant Victorian walled

gardens. Onto Nancy's Point and Ireland's only fjord, Killary,

for a 90-minute cruise

Clare Island Boat trip to Clare Island in beautiful Clew Bay

with heritage talk by local guide. Known as the ancestral home

of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaile),

this tiny island is just 5 miles by 3 miles. Light lunch included at

the Sailor's Bar

DAY 6 Head to Dublin for a brief orientation before taking the

ferry to Holyhead. Overnight in North Wales BB

DAY 7 Return home after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage at main hotel

Evening entertainment in

Petie Joe’s Bar

1 overnight hotel with

breakfast on outward ferry

1 overnight hotel with

breakfast

Guided walking tour of

Westport

Entrance to Kylemore Abbey

and Killary Fjord Cruise

Excursion to Clare Island

with return ferry, snack lunch

and talk

CASTLECOURT HOTEL,

WESTPORT HHHH

Refined, family-run hotel

10 minutes’ walk from

Westport centre & river

Elegant restaurant,

casual bistro, friendly pub

& fitness centre with pool

Classic guestrooms with

WiFi, TV & hair dryer

There is a lift to all floors

DATES & PRICES

1 SEPT 2024 £949

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £120

Insurance £53

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BELFAST & A BEAUTIFUL

RAIL JOURNEY

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OF NORTHERN IRELAND

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IRELAND

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Cosmopolitan Belfast is a hip and happening city and the

perfect base to discover Northern Ireland's beauty, tragic

history and rich culture. Tour highlights include the spectacular

rail journey from Coleraine to Derry, the mysterious Giant's

Causeway, the ‘must-see’ Titanic and a bonus Scottish Garden

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to overnight stop in Dumfries DBB

DAY 2 Afternoon ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast via Castle

Kennedy Gardens near Stranraer for 4-night stay in Belfast DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure in Belfast with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

The Spectacular Antrim Coast & Giants Causeway Through the

glorious Glens of Antrim AONB and pretty coastal villages of

Larne, Carnlough, Cushendall and Cushendun. Then to UNESCO

Giant’s Causeway, the mysterious geological formation

Guided Tour of Belfast Take a tour of Belfast, a city full of heart,

on a local bus starting and finishing at your hotel, with free time

to explore. A visit to ‘must see’ Titanic Belfast is included

A Beautiful Rail Journey to City of Derry / Londonderry

Michael Palin described the train journey from Coleraine to

Derry as 'one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world'.

Meander through the Walled City of Derry / Londonderry

DAY 6 Head to Dublin for a brief orientation before taking the

ferry to Holyhead. Overnight in North Wales BB

DAY 7 Return home after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights in Belfast

with breakfast & dinner

2 overnight hotels with

breakfast (one with dinner)

Entrance to Castle Kennedy

Gardens (Scotland)

Porterage at main hotel

Included excursions as stated

Guided tour of Belfast &

entrance to Titanic Experience

Entrance to the Giant's

Causeway Visitor Experience

One way train journey

Coleraine – Londonderry

Please see hotel

information below*

DATES & PRICES

9 JUN 2024 £929

11 AUG 2024 £929

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £200

Insurance £41

REFERENCE BNI

This brand-new tour explores some of Northern Ireland’s

magnificent mansions and gorgeous gardens including a visit

to the stunning royal residence, Hillsborough Castle, the

outstanding Mount Stewart and the natural wonder of the

Giants Causeway! Plenty of inclusions and visits to make the

most of your time in this friendly part of the world

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to overnight stop in Dumfries DBB

DAY 2 Afternoon ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast via Castle

Kennedy Gardens near Stranraer. 4-night stay in Belfast DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure in Belfast with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden & Giants Causeway One of

Northern Ireland’s finest estates bursting with colour,

imagination and horticultural excellence. Then to UNESCO

Giant’s Causeway, the mysterious geological formation

Hillsborough Castle & Time in Belfast Guided tour of the

elegant official residence of the British Monarch in Northern

Ireland. Leisure time in hip and happening Belfast

Mount Stewart & Saint Patrick Centre Celebrated 19 th century

neo-classical mansion and gardens on the eastern shore of

Strangford Lough. To Downpatrick and an amazing multimedia

exhibition telling the life and times of Ireland’s Patron saint

DAY 6 Head to Dublin for a brief orientation before taking the

ferry to Holyhead. Overnight in North Wales BB

DAY 7 Return home after breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights in Belfast with

breakfast & dinner

2 overnight hotels with

breakfast (one with dinner)

Entrance to Castle Kennedy

Gardens (Scotland)

Porterage at main hotel

Included excursions as stated

Guided tour of Belfast

Entrances to Glenarm Castle

Walled Garden, Mount Stewart

House & Gardens, Hillsborough

Castle (with guided tour) &

Saint Patrick Centre

Please see hotel

information below*

DATES & PRICES

5 MAY 2024 £1019

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £200

Insurance £41

REFERENCE BIG

*HOTEL IS FOR THE TWO

TOURS ABOVE

STORMONT HOTEL,

BELFAST HHHH

Smart hotel on the outskirts

of Belfast Centre, adjacent

to the Stormont Estate

Bright, spacious guestrooms

with all mod cons

Superb facilities including

refurbished lounge and stylish

restaurant

Singles are double for sole use

There is a lift

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FLOWERS, GARDENS & FESTIVALS

DUTCH BULBFIELDS

& KEUKENHOF

FAVOURITE

Rainbow carpets of flower fields and the dazzling display of

tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, so distinctive of Holland in the

Spring. Come and tip toe through the tulips at the world

famous Keukenhof Gardens on this Spring time getaway

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Holland for your 3- or

4-night stay DBB (3 buffet dinners)

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure in Holland with two included

excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Bulbfields & Keukenhof Gardens Tour the gloriously colourful

bulbfields of Holland and

enjoy the world-famous

Keukenhof Gardens

where more than 7 million

flowers bloom - tulips,

hyacinths, daffodils,

orchids – a spectacle of

colour and perfume

Volendam & Amsterdam

Visit the quaint old

fishing village of

Volendam on the former

Zuider Zee. Stop at a

local clog maker and

cheese farm. Onto

Amsterdam with its

compact centre packed

with art museums, scenic

canals and atmospheric

cafés (no included hotel

dinner on 5-day tour)

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Delft & Scheveningen (5

day only) Picturesque

historic town of Delft and

the much-loved North

Sea resort, Scheveningen

RETURN DAY Back to

Calais and home

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with

breakfast

Buffet dinner for 3 nights

Included excursions as

stated

Entrance to Keukenhof

Gardens

4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £529

5 DAYS

NOVOTEL ROTTERDAM

SCHIEDAM HHHH

Smart hotel surrounded

by water & greenery

Restaurant, bar, terrace

& pool

Bright guestrooms inc

air con

4 DAYS

FLETCHER HOTEL

ROTTERDAM AIRPORT HHH

Modern airport hotel

close to terminal

Simple, sound-proofed

guestrooms

Breakfast room &

mini-market (dinners at

next door hotel)

DATES & PRICES

15 APR 2024 5 DAYS £699

26 APR 2024 4 DAYS £529

SUPPLEMENTS

Single 4 DAYS £120

Insurance 4 DAYS £46

Single 5 DAYS £170

Insurance 5 DAYS £48

REFERENCE ADB

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4H DUTCH DAHLIAS

ON PARADE!

FAVOURITE

Enjoy this colourful weekend at the annual Zundert Flower

Parade. Using half a million locally grown dahlias, twenty

nearby villages compete to craft giant, elaborate floats

covered in the pom-pom like blooms. The spectacular

creations parade through the town and you will enjoy the

dazzling action with a seated ticket

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Holland for your

3-night stay in central Breda, an unexpected delight of a city with

a beautiful historic heart and a distinctive bon-vivant atmosphere.

BB with buffet dinner included on the first night

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with one included excursion and one optional

excursion.

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Zundert Flower Parade The highlight of the weekend – the

'Corso Zundert'. The biggest flower parade in the world is held in

the quaint Dutch village of Zundert, birthplace of Vincent Van

Gogh. Marvel at the riot of colour as the towering floats pass by.

Included ticket with numbered seating

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Fortress Town of Heusden Off to the picture-postcard little

Brabant town of Heusden. Picturesque old streets, narrow

alleyways and a lovely yacht harbour – all wrapped in a

fortified river-moat

DAY 4 Travel back to Calais for

the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with

breakfast

Buffet dinner on first evening

Porterage

Excursion to Zundert Flower

Parade with seated ticket in

area B

Free time in Breda (or optional

to Heusden)

Heusden - Optional

Excursion

©RBT De Lang Straat

4 DAYS FROM £559

LEONARDO HOTEL BREDA

CITY CENTRE HHHH

Former post office, located

next to the central railway

station

Short walk (1km) through

park to city centre

Guestrooms with bold art,

air con, TV, safe & WiFi

Restaurant, bar & outdoor

terrace

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

30 AUG 2024 £559

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £180

Insurance £46

REFERENCE AZP

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DUTCH

DELIGHTS

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4 OR 5 DAYS FROM £549

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©Laurens Eggen

NETHERLANDS

NEW

©Visit Brabant

©Visit Brabant

Love the Netherlands but done Amsterdam, Keukenhof and clogs? Then come and discover another side to this friendly little

country. This brand-new tour showcases the delights of North Brabant. Based in the very heart of charming 's-Hertogenbosch,

discover this historic city bursting with joie de vivre, explore the extraordinary fortress city of Heusden and take a stroll through

the beautiful Castle Gardens of Arcen. The 5-day tour visits delightful Nuenen where Vincent van Gogh lived, worked and

produced a quarter of all of his works

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Dover to cross to Calais and

onto Holland to check into your hotel in

central 's-Hertogenbosch for your 3- or

4-night stay. BB daily with dinner included

on the first and last night

DAY 2 – 3 (OR 4) At leisure with two or

three included excursions

's-Hertogenbosch (known as Den Bosch),

the capital of Noord Brabant, is an ancient

city, full of joie de vivre lifestyle, a great café

scene and a fascinating century-old system

of canals and waterways

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Fortress Town of Heusden (All tours)

Travel to the picture-postcard little

fortress town of Heusden. Expect

picturesque old streets, beautifully

preserved buildings plus a lovely yacht

harbour - all wrapped in a fortified

river-moat which still retains its triangular

ravelins (island-bastions). A local Englishspeaking

guide will show you the sights of

this beautiful fortified city and make a

stop at a local bakery for a typical

‘Worstenbroodje’ (a kind of sausage roll)

and a coffee. Then an included one-hour

boat trip (steps up/down) will let you view

the town from a different perspective

Castle Gardens of Arcen (All tours) In the

picturesque town of Arcen, between the

Meuse river and the German border, lies a

fantastic garden complex on a 32 hectare

castle estate. Enjoy beautiful flowers and

plants in more than 15 unique gardens

including the Rosarium, the Eastern Water

Garden and the Bamboo Forest. NB not

all paths are fully accessible

Van Gogh Village – Nuenen (5-day tour

only) You don't have to be a huge art

lover to appreciate a visit to the little

village of Nuenen where Vincent Van

Gogh lived and worked from 1883 to 1885.

Follow in Vincent's footsteps with a brief

guided walking tour and included

entrance to the extraordinary Van Gogh

Village Museum (opened in Spring 2023).

Enjoy a light lunch at the nostalgic

Opwetten Watermill which Van Gogh

painted in 1884

RETURN DAY Drive back to Calais and

Dover, arriving home during the evening

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with breakfast

Dinner on the first & last night of your stay

Included excursions as stated

Heusden guided walking tour

Local Worstenbroodje & coffee – Heusden

Heusden Boat trip

Entrance to Kasteeltuinen Arcen including

gardens & castle

Nuenen guided walking tour (5 day only)

Entrance to Van Gogh Village Museum

(5 day only)

Light lunch at Opwetten Watermill

(5 day only)

GOLDEN TULIP

HOTEL CENTRAL,

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH HHHH

Family-run, historic hotel

overlooking the market square

Brasserie restaurant, bar,

vaulted cellar breakfast room

& fitness centre

Smart guestrooms with WiFi,

TV & safe

DATES & PRICES

9 JUNE 2024 5 DAYS £699

23 AUG 2024 4 DAYS £549

SUPPLEMENTS

Single 4 DAYS £105

Insurance 4 DAYS £46

Single 5 DAYS £135

Insurance 5 DAYS £48

REFERENCE ADD

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BEAUTIFUL

BRUGES

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OSTEND &

FABULOUS FLANDERS

BOOK

NOW

4 DAYS FROM £489

4 DAYS FROM £429

BELGIUM

FAVOURITE

©Visit Flanders

With its lacework of narrow cobbled streets, gabled houses

and tree lined canals, ever popular Bruges is one of Europe’s

best preserved and beautiful cities. A break in the 'Venice of

the North' is perfect any time of year. Special Floralia

departure 26 April 2024 see pg 20

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Bruges for your 3-night

stay BB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure in Bruges with optional excursions available.

There are plenty of cafés and restaurants located within walking

distance of the hotel

INCLUDED EXCURSION – (April tour only)

Floralia Flower Show & Ghent A fabulous floral treat awaits at

the spectacular Floralia Spring Flower show in the parks and

greenhouses of Groot-Bijgaarden castle near Brussels. More

than one million bulbs are planted by hand, ready for the spring

flowering. Leisure time in historic Ghent

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Bruges Walking Tour & Canal Cruise (all tours) Take in all the

major sights on a gentle

guided stroll through the

historic streets. A cruise along

the canal network gives you a

very different aspect

Ghent (not April) One of

Belgium's oldest cities with its

wealth of medieval and

classical architecture, rich

history, culture and trendy city

vibe. Ghent offers a vibrant

canalside, authentic

boutiques, an abundance of

quirky bars and restaurants

and some fantastic museums

DAY 4 Back to Calais and home

via interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights in central

Bruges with buffet breakfast

Porterage

Leisure time in Bruges

Floralia Flower Show & Ghent

(April tour only)

Optional – Walking Tour &

Canal Cruise

LE BOIS DE BRUGES

HOTEL, BRUGES HHHH

Smart hotel, 10 mins walk

to main square

Renovated guestrooms

with WiFi & safe

Single rooms are double

/ twin for sole use

Atrium breakfast room,

bistro & outdoor terrace

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

26 APR 2024

(Floralia)

£509

7 JUNE 2024 £499

9 AUG 2024 £489

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £220

Insurance £46

REFERENCE ABR

Fall in love with cosmopolitan Ostend – Queen of the Belgian

Coast with its own special charm - surprisingly wide sandy

beach, seaside promenade and tea rooms, cafés and bars.

Enjoy a weekend in the 'City by the Sea' and experience the

yacht filled-marina, sandy beaches, stylish shopping area

and great dining options

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Belgium for your

3-night stay in Ostend. Buffet dinner with included drinks on first

night and two nights BB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with one included excursion and one optional

excursion.

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Veurne (Town of Monuments) & Flanders Coast Charming

Veurne is a beautiful little town bursting with historic houses and

monuments. Expect narrow lanes, a pleasant town park and

one of the most beautiful and best-preserved market squares in

Belgium. Then it’s back to the seaside via the coastal resort of

De Panne with its huge beach. Included coastal tram ticket

back to Ostend

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Beautiful Bruges Known as 'the Venice of Northern Europe',

ever-popular Bruges is a beautifully preserved medieval city of

picturesque canals, impressive squares, pretty guild houses and

cobbled lanes crammed with

fine chocolate shops, lace

boutiques, restaurants and

souvenir shops

DAY 4 Travel back to Calais for

the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights in central

Ostend with buffet breakfast

First night 3-course buffet

dinner in the hotel with

included beer, wine & soft

drinks

Tea / coffee after dinner

Included excursion to Veurne

& De Panne

Ticket for Coastal Tram from

De Panne to Ostend

Porterage

OSTEND HOTEL, OSTEND

HHH

Located in the heart of

town close to the beach

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV, WiFi & hairdryer

Restaurant, bar, sauna &

gym

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

17 MAY 2024 £429

23 AUG 2024 £439

SUPPLEMENTS

Single (limited) £50

Insurance £46

REFERENCE AOS

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LUXEMBOURG &

ROMAN TRIER

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DISNEYLAND®

PARIS

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NOW

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5 DAYS FROM £649

4 DAYS FROM £639

Back for 2024, pretty Vianden has long been a firm favourite

with Crusader customers. The magnificent fairytale castle

is one of this tiny country’s most photogenic scenes. An included

a day in Luxembourg City as well as a day in Roman Trier, make

for a fabulous getaway to one of Europe's 'secret' corners

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Vianden for your

4-night stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Vianden with three included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Luxembourg City Luxembourg City, arguably Europe's most

scenic capital, is set across the gorges of the Alzette and

Pétrusse rivers. This charming little capital with its UNESCO listed

Old town is more than just banks and EU buildings

Roman Trier & Wine Tasting Germany's oldest city, Trier grew to

become capital of the Western Roman Empire and is now home

to some fine Roman monuments including the magnificent Porta

Nigra gate, elaborate thermal baths and amphitheatre. Head to

Grevenmacher to a producer of traditional method sparkling

wine for a tasting

Vianden Walking Tour A leisurely morning in bewitching

Vianden on the banks of the River Our, with a guided walking

tour to explore the narrow

streets and Gothic

architecture

DAY 5 Back to Calais and

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner (set menu)

Porterage

Use of swimming pool &

sauna

Visits to Luxembourg City &

Roman Trier

Tasting of Luxembourg

sparkling wine

Guided walking tour of

Vianden

HOTEL BELLE-VUE,

VIANDEN HHH

Modern hotel within a

short walk of the centre

Stylish guestrooms with

TV, mini safe & WiFi

Restaurant, cosy bar,

indoor pool & sun terrace

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

1 JULY 2024 £659

30 SEPT 2024 £649

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £110

Balcony rooms

(per room twin/

double)

£80

Insurance £48

REFERENCE ALX

Mickey and Minnie are closer than you think! Join the adventure

to the dreamlike Magical Kingdom where all your favourite

Disney© Characters come to life in front of your eyes. Explore the

five magical lands of Disneyland®

Park and the Walt Disney Studios®

Park to meet all your favourite

Disney© heroes and heroines

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and

onto Marne La Vallée for your 3-night

stay BB

DAY 2 – 3 At leisure with a 2 Day

Hopper Pass included

Enjoy time at leisure between the

Disney Parks and the facilities at the

hotel. A free shuttle bus runs every 20

minutes between the hotel and the

Disney Parks from 08.00 to midnight

(10 min transfer). Hotel leisure facilities

include the unique aquatic recreation

area with heated indoor pool, water

slides and stranded pirate ship – a

great experience for children… and

the young at heart! Long opening

hours. Video games & XD cinema both

are at extra charge

DAY 4 Back to Calais and homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with continental

breakfast

2 Day Hopper Pass to Disneyland

Park & Walt Disney Studios Park

Use of hotel facilities

DATES & PRICES

EXPLORERS HOTEL,

MARNE LA VALLEE

HHH

Large, modern,

pirate themed hotel

in Marne-la-Vallée

Different (inc

interconnecting)

room types, ideal for

family groups (kettle

in each room)

Superb leisure

facilities including

200m 2 pirate

themed water

playground

Outdoor play area,

boutique, soft play,

video arcade &

dynamic 6D cinema

(charges apply)

6 food & beverage

outlets

SUPPLEMENTS

Single

ON REQUEST

Insurance £46

REFERENCE ADP

16 AUG 2024 ADULT CHILD

Quad Room 4 Persons Sharing £639 £589

Triple Room 3 Persons Sharing £679 £629

Double/Twin Room 2 Persons Sharing £749 £749

Single Room 1 Person £1099 N/A

PLEASE NOTE: Child discount applies with 2 or more adults sharing the room.

Disney child prices apply to 3 to 11 yrs old

©Disney

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CHILDREN: Children aged 3 to 11 yrs – if sharing

with at least 2 adults in a triple or quad room will receive a £50 reduction. Children

0 – 2 yrs occupy a seat with a £50 charge. Please request a cot on booking - free

of charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Your booking price will be adjusted when received by us to include

any child reductions

LUXEMBOURG / FRANCE

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BEAUTIFUL

BRITTANY

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7 DAYS FROM £1059

FRANCE

NEW

©Christel, Pixabay

Brittany is rugged, dramatic coastline; it is glorious beaches and tiny coves; it is medieval towns and picturesque rivers; it is

delicious cider and mouthwatering crepes. This brand-new holiday starts with the overnight crossing to dramatic St Malo, the

historic walled city and port, once the stronghold for privateers. Staying right on the Bay of Concarneau, explore Southern

Brittany from the fortified town of Vannes to the corbelled masonry in old Quimper and a cruise along the beautiful Odet River

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Travel to Portsmouth with time at

Gunwharf Quays before boarding your

Brittany Ferries ship for the overnight

crossing. Outside cabins (two lower berths

for two people sharing) and a 3-course

self-service dinner are included on board

DAY 2 After a night at sea, enjoy breakfast

before docking in St Malo. Discover this

amazing city with its rich seafaring history

and maze of medieval streets. 'Intra-Muros',

the ancient walled town, forms the heart of

St Malo where the stunning cathedral

dominates the skyline. Continue through

Brittany to Concarneau to check into your

hotel with a welcome drink for your 4-night

stay. DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure in Southern Brittany

with two included excursions and a full day

in resort

On your leisure day in Concarneau enjoy

time on the beautiful nearby beach or stroll

into the town (approx. 15 - 20 mins) and cross

the little stone bridge to the 'Ville Close'

(walled citadel). Land train also operates

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Odet River Cruise, Quimper & Locronan

Off to Bénodet, for a circular river cruise

along the beautiful Odet River with

guided commentary, past wooded

landscapes, manor houses and local

birdlife. Rejoin the coach to Quimper, the

cultural heart of Brittany. The old town is

a delight with its half-timbered houses.

Onto the exquisite village of Locronan

Vannes & Pont-Aven Visit Vannes, one of

Brittany's most picturesque towns. The old

town is a medieval gem and a place of art

and history. Onto the pretty 'village of

artists' and port town of Pont-Aven, which

is famous for the invention of galettes

(butter biscuits)

DAY 6 Depart Brittany to drive north to

your overnight stop in central Amiens. DBB

DAY 7 Travel to Calais, Dover and home

via interchange

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights in Concarneau with

continental breakfast & dinner

Tea / coffee after dinner in France

En-route visits to Portsmouth and St Malo

Overnight ferry crossing Portsmouth –

St Malo with outside cabin

Self-service dinner with one drink

(selected beer, wine or soft) on board

Continental breakfast on board

Overnight in Amiens with breakfast &

dinner

Excursions and visits as stated

Circular cruise on the Odet River

BRIT HOTEL DE L'OCEAN,

CONCARNEAU HHH

Contemporary hotel overlooking

Concarneau Bay

Modern guestrooms with TV,

safe, WiFi & hairdryer

Restaurant with beach views,

outdoor pool, hot tub & pool

table

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

7 JULY 2024 £1059

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £215

Insurance £53

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NORMANDY HIGHLIGHTS &

MONET’S GARDEN

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5 DAYS FROM £629

D-DAY 80 TH

ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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FRANCE

FAVOURITE

NEW

Blessed with a stunning natural beauty, Normandy begs to

be explored. Dramatic coastal landscapes, quaint pastoral

villages and picturesque ports, this tour takes you on a

Norman discovery staying in a beautifully authentic hotel in

the heart of pretty Lisieux. There is a special departure for

the Tulip Festival in April (see pg 20)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 To Dover for ferry to Calais and onto Lisieux for your 4-night

stay DBB

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Lisieux with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Château de Vendeuvre & Gardens (April only) The ‘Festival de

la Tulipe’ sees the renaissance Château gardens become a riot

of colour with at least 30,000 spring bulbs of tulips, narcissus,

crocus and hyacinths (some steps)

Monet’s Garden (All tours) Visit the picturesque village of Giverny

on the banks of the River Seine and the home of French

impressionist painter, Claude Monet. Discover the charming house

and iconic gardens, the inspiration of his famous water lily series

Deauville & Honfleur (included for June & Aug / Optional in

April) Seaside Deauville symbolises elegance, prestige and

sophistication. Picturesque

medieval port of Honfleur

exudes maritime charm

around the Vieux Bassin

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

(June & Aug only)

Arromanches, British

Normandy Memorial & Caen

Seaside town with the

remains of the Mulberry

Harbour. WW2 history and

medieval heritage in Caen

DAY 5 Back to Calais and

homewards

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with

breakfast & dinner

Porterage

Included excursions as stated

Entrance to Chateau de

Vendeuvre Tulip Festival

(April only)

Visit & entrance to Monet’s

Garden (All tours)

Visit to Deauville & Honfleur

(optional in April / included in

June & Aug)

GRAND HOTEL DE

L'ESPERANCE, LISIEUX

HHH

Landmark hotel with

plentiful charm in the

centre of Lisieux

Upscale restaurant & bar

Spacious, refurbished

guestrooms with TV &

mini safe

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

15 APR 2024

(Tulips)

£639

30 JUN 2024 £629

25 AUG 2024 £629

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £165

Insurance £48

REFERENCE ADV

Join an expert Battlefield guide to commemorate the 80 th

Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Visits include the British

Normandy Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, Arromanches, the

Mulberry Harbour, the Normandy Landing Beaches and La

Cambe German Cemetery

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Cross from Portsmouth to Ouistreham and onto Bayeux for

your 3-night stay. BB

DAY 2 So much to see and learn about today – charming

Arromanches with the remains of the temporary Mulberry harbour.

Then onto Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery at Colleville Sur

Mer, the largest WW2 German Cemetery at La Cambe and the

Commonwealth Cemetery at Bayeux

DAY 3 Included visit to the Pegasus Memorial Museum which tells

the story of the British 6th Airborne Division landing in June 1944.

Onto Ranville CWGC Cemetery, Sword & Juno Beaches as well as

the magnificent British Normandy War Memorial, inaugurated in

June 2021

DAY 4 Return crossing to Portsmouth and back home.

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with continental breakfast

Two packed lunches

Fully guided throughout with specialist war guide, Nick Burch

Visits as stated

Nick Burch – War Guide

CAMPANILE HOTEL,

BAYEUX HH

Tourist class hotel in quiet

location approx. 1km

from Bayeux

Restaurant, coffee shop

and terrace

Compact motel-style

guestrooms with TV, WiFi

& hairdryer

No lift but some ground

floor rooms

DATES & PRICES

17 MAY 2024 £489

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £105

Insurance £46

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ANDORRA &

CARCASSONNE

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RHINE IN

FLAMES

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7 DAYS FROM £739

4 DAYS FROM £599

FRANCE

GERMANY

FANTASTIC FAVOURITE VALUE

Perched in the dramatic Pyrenees, wedged between France

and Spain, Andorra is a tiny, landlocked country of idyllic

charms and stunning landscapes. This tour stays in Andorra

La Vella, the mini capital, with a free bar each night (Andorra

only). Enjoy medieval walled Carcassonne with an overnight

stay and time to explore

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Cross the Channel from Dover to Calais and continue to

overnight stop near Orleans. BB

DAY 2 Travel through France to Andorra for 3-night stay. DBB with

buffet dinner with wine / water & free bar nightly (20.30 – 23.30)

DAY 3 – 4 At leisure in Andorra La Vella with one included

excursion. The hotel is approx 20 minutes’ walk to the capital’s

centre, with duty free shopping, Barri Antic historic quarter and

the Valira River

INCLUDED EXCURSION

Guided Three Countries Tour Tour three countries – Andorra,

Spain and France. Spanish La Seu d'Urgell with its beautiful

Romanesque buildings and Tuesday market, the riverside town

of Puigcerda, UNESCO-listed Mont Louis and then Font Romeu.

DAY 5 Off to the ancient walled city of Carcassonne with its

incredible fairytale-like citadel. Afternoon to explore with

overnight 3* hotel just 300m from

the city walls. DBB (set dinner)

DAY 6 Adieu to Languedoc

Roussillon and head to overnight

stop. BB

DAY 7 Return to Calais for the

return crossing to England.

PRICE INCLUDES

Andorra hotel for 3 nights with

buffet dinner & breakfast

Free bar package (selected

drinks) in Andorra (20.30 –

22.30)

Overnight in Carcassonne

with set dinner & breakfast

2 overnights with breakfast

Porterage in Andorra

Welcome drink & wine / water

with dinner in Andorra

Three Countries Tour with

local guide

PRESIDENT HOTEL,

ANDORRA LA VELLA

HHHH

Modern 10-storey hotel

near the centre of

Andorra La Vella

(20 mins walk)

Panoramic restaurant,

bar, indoor pool,

sauna & sun terrace

Bedrooms feature WiFi,

hairdryer, TV & minibar

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

16 JUNE 2024 £739

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £200

Insurance £53

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FAVOURITE

Every year villages and towns along the Rhine Valley

celebrate a series of spectacular 'Rhine in Flames' Festivals.

Sensational firework displays light up the sky and flotillas of

river boats illuminate the pretty stretches of the River Rhine.

Enjoy this extravaganza from the deck of a river cruise boat

complete with dinner and DJ on board

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Cross the Channel to Calais and continue to charming

Rüdesheim with late night snack

DAY 2 Free day in Rüdesheim, home of the vibrant Drosselgasse,

lined with restaurants, bars and shops. In the evening board your

boat for the spectacular firework display at Oberwesel – ‘The

Rhine in Flames’. Join the flotilla cruising the majestic Rhine whilst

you enjoy a dinner with DJ

DAY 3 Off to the fashionable city of Wiesbaden, one of Europe’s

oldest spa towns. It is an ultra-sophisticated city with magnificent

neoclassical buildings, hot mineral springs and tree-lined avenues

DAY 4 Early start and packed breakfast for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast

Late night in-room snack on arrival

Dinner on Sunday night with tea / coffee

Rhine cruise with 2-course set dinner, welcome sparkling wine

and DJ

Free time in Rüdesheim

Excursion to Wiesbaden

Packed breakfast on departure

day

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CENTRAL HOTEL,

RÜDESHEIM HHH

Friendly, family-run

hotel in heart of

Rüdesheim

Comfortable rooms

with TV & in-room

safe

Restaurant & outdoor

terrace

Lift serves some

rooms (some steps)

DATES & PRICES

13 SEPT 2024 £599

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £60

Insurance £46

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4H ROMANTIC RHINE & MAGNIFICENT MOSELLE

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The scenic valleys of the Rhine and Moselle with their charming vine-clad slopes, delicious wines, spectacular vistas, charming

towns and cosy villages are perennial favourites with Crusader customers. There is always plenty of interesting activity along

the Rhine with its stream of river boats and barges constantly passing by whilst its narrower partner, the Moselle, is a little less

bustling. Stay in the heart of lovely Boppard with its beautiful pedestrian promenade and enjoy 4* luxury at the elegant Belle

Epoque Bellevue Hotel. Your holiday combines a day to meander the Moselle as well as a day to explore this most picturesque

part of the Rhine Gorge including a relaxing cruise to the Loreley

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Dover and Calais for an

evening arrival in central Boppard. 4-night

stay. Light supper on arrival

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Boppard with two

included excursions. DBB

A wine tasting of 5 local wines is included in

the hotel's historic wine cellar one evening

before dinner

Boppard is a quintessential picturesque

Rhine town peppered with half-timbered

houses, cobbled streets, cafés and wine

taverns. Take a stroll along the lovely

riverfront promenade, lined with boat docks,

hotels, cafés and restaurants. Just off

Boppard’s main street, the pedestrianised

Oberstrasse, is the ancient Marktplatz, a

favourite with locals and visitors alike

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Bingen-am-Rhein and Panoramic Rhine

Cruise to Sankt Goar Enjoy a ‘must-do’

panoramic cruise from Boppard to Sankt

Goar with views of the famous Loreley

Rock. The scenery is simply spectacular

and is certainly the very best (and most

relaxing) way to enjoy the river.

Disembark at quaint Sankt Goar and

continue via Bacharach with its beautiful

market square to Bingen-am-Rhein

Moselle Explorer Over the Hunsrück hills

to the ancient Moselle town of Cochem

with its many medieval squares, tangle of

narrow alleyways and dramatic castle

perched on a rock. Onto Bernkastel,

teeming with wine taverns and charming

buildings in half-timber, slate and stone

DAY 5 An early start today to travel back

to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast and

dinner* (choice of main course)

*Light supper on Day 1 due to late arrival

Porterage & welcome drink

Two included excursions as stated

Wine tasting in the hotel's historic cellar

one evening

Rhine boat cruise Boppard – St Goar

BELLEVUE HOTEL, BOPPARD

HHHH

Elegant historic hotel on the

riverside promenade in

central Boppard

Beautiful Belle Epoque décor

Classic guestrooms with WiFi,

safe & hairdryer

Bar, restaurant, wine cellar,

garden terrace, pool & sauna

Rhine view rooms on request

with supplement

DATES & PRICES

9 JUNE 2024 £699

25 AUG 2024 £699

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £80

Insurance £48

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BLACK FOREST & ALSACE WINE ROUTE

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GERMANY

The Black Forest is one of the most picturesque areas of Germany, where you will find scenery to rival even the Alpine regions.

The forest is a carpet of tree-lined hills, laced with beautiful villages of unique charm, nestling in lush green valleys. The famous

'Route des Vins' embraces stunning scenery, rambling vineyards and wonderfully preserved villages. All this and a Crusader

favourite hotel makes for a superb short break

The special departure in October visits

The Chrysanthemum Festival when historic

Lahr is flooded by a sea of colour from

thousands of chrysanthemums fashioned

into amazingly creative arrangements

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Off to Dover and Calais for a late arrival

in Kehl-Kork. 4-night stay. Snack on arrival

DAY 2 – 4 At leisure in Kehl-Kork with two

included excursions. (three in October) DBB

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Lake Titisee & Freiburg (All tours) Visit

stunning Lake Titisee, one of the most

picturesque areas of the Black Forest

region, with time for leisurely sightseeing

and an optional boat trip. Then continue to

the olde worlde city of Freiburg, capital of

the Black Forest, where you will find a

fascinating cathedral, beautiful parks and

cosy wine taverns

Alsace Wine Trail (All tours) Travel along

the 'Route des Vins' through vine covered

slopes and many of the picturesque villages

found in this region. Visit Kayserberg with

its ancient medieval fortifications and

the walled village of Riquewihr. Join an

optional tasting of some regional wines

at a local 'cave'

Chrysanthemum Festival – Lahr (October

only) Off to picturesque Lahr for the annual

Chrysanthemum Festival with an

unforgettable guided walking tour

to discover the historic centre and see

the thousands of chrysanthemum

arrangements that show off autumn's colours

to their finest – intricate arrangements display

the intense oranges, yellows and reds as

never before! A sea of colour with more than

10,000 chrysanthemums!

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Strasbourg (August only) Strasbourg is

a city of many surprises – historic

architecture, hidden canals and waterways,

and superb shopping. Join an optional

guided city tour

DAY 5 An early start for the big journey back to

England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast and 3 set

dinners

Snack on arrival evening (due to late arrival)

Visit to Lake Titisee & Freiburg

Visit to the Alsace Wine Trail

Optional Excursion to Strasbourg (Aug only)

Visit to Chrysanthemum Festival with guided

tour (October only)

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HOTEL GASTHOF OCHSEN,

KEHL-KORK HHH

Friendly, family-run hotel

in the village of Kehl-Kork

Bar & restaurant

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV & hairdryer

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

25 AUG 2024 £489

20 OCT 2024

(Chrysanthemums)

SUPPLEMENTS

£499

Single £45

Insurance £48

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AUSTRIAN LAKES & PEAKS

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AUSTRIA

FAVOURITE

REVISED

Pretty as a picture, the Austrian Lakes District, is a glorious region of sparkling blue lakes, soaring mountains, lush green valleys and

idyllic villages. We have taken an old favourite and given it a 'makeover', packed with inclusions. See the region at its best when you

visit picturesque St Wolfgang, photogenic Hallstatt and the 'Sound of Music' city of Salzburg. New for 2024 include pretty Zell am

See, entrance to the Kaiservilla plus the Schafberg Mountain Railway, the Hallstatt cable railway and a boat trip on Lake Wolfgang

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through France and Germany for your

overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 Through scenic Austrian countryside to

Plankenau, an idyllic rural location, for your

6-night stay. DBB

DAY 3 – 7 At leisure in Plankenau with five

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Salzburg Famous as the birthplace of

Mozart and the setting for "The Sound of

Music", charming Salzburg is dominated by

the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Who could resist skipping and dancing

through the glorious Mirabell gardens?

Walking tour included

Hallstatt & Bad Ischl – Pretty as a Picture

Visit handsome Bad Ischl and Emperor Franz

Josef’s summer residence, the Kaiservilla.

Onto picturesque Hallstatt – truly a

photographer's delight. A return ride on the

cable railway, a panoramic lift and sky bridge

take you to a viewing platform and freefloating

skywalk, 360m above the town,

for simply breathtaking views

Lake Wolfgang & Schafberg Mountain

Railway Through the Salzkammergut to

St Gilgen, home to Mozart’s mother. A

30-minute cruise takes you to charming St

Wolfgang to board the steepest cog railway

in Austria, the Schafberg Mountain Railway.

The railway rises 1190 vertical metres in just

35 minutes for 360 degree panoramic views

of sparkling lakes and soaring mountains

Zell am See The pretty town of Zell am See is

one of Austria’s most popular resorts. Enjoy

free time to stroll through the compact

medieval centre with its brightly painted

chalets and along the lake shores

Berchtesgaden & Eagle's Nest Into

Germany today to the small alpine town of

Berchtesgaden, best known for the 'Eagle's

Nest', perched 1,834m high on the

Obersalzburg mountain. The 'Kehlstein'

lodge was infamously used by Hitler and is

now a mountain top restaurant with views

across serene Lake Königssee. Accessible

only by special mountain buses and lift (visit

and introduction included)

DAY 8 Farewell to Austria as you head

through Germany to the final overnight

stop. BB

DAY 9 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 6 nights with continental breakfast

buffet & 3-course set dinner

Overnight hotel for 2 nights with breakfast

Porterage & welcome drink at resort hotel

Themed buffet or BBQ dinner one evening

Coffee & cake one afternoon in the hotel

Excursions & entrances as stated

Guided walking tour of Salzburg

Entrance and self-guided visit to Kaiservilla

in Bad Ischl

Return ride on Hallstatt Cable Railway

One way cruise St Gilgen – St Wolfgang

Return ride on the Schafberg Mountain

Railway

Visit & introduction to the Eagle's Nest

LANDHOTEL LERCH

PLANKENAU HHH

Family run hotel in quiet,

rural location near St

Johann im Pongau

Bright guestrooms with TV

& hairdryer (continental

twins)

Traditional restaurant,

bar, lounge & outdoor

terrace

Sauna, steam & natural

swimming pond

Singles are double for

sole use

No lift – rooms on first or

second floor

DATES & PRICES

7 JUNE 2024 £1139

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £195

Insurance £57

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AUSTRIAN TYROL & LITTLE TRAINS

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AUSTRIA

©TVB Innsbruck, Christoph Lackner

NEW

©Achensee Tourismus

Experience the scenic highlights and delights of one of Austria's most beautiful regions. The Tyrol is the very essence of

everything that Alpine Austria is known for – crystal clear lakes, snowy mountain peaks, chocolate box villages and impossibly

cute chalets bedecked with colourful flowers. Based in the village of Achenkirch at the northern end of Achen Lake (the largest

Alpine lake in the Tyrol) in a traditional, family-run hotel, this panoramic tour takes you on a classic journey through strikingly

picturesque Alpine scenery

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through France and Germany for your

overnight stop with dinner. DBB

DAY 2 Alpine scenery unfolds as you head to

Achenkirch for your 6-night stay. DBB

DAY 3 – 7 At leisure in the Tyrol with three

included excursions, one optional excursion and

a free day to explore the beautiful Achen Lake

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Achen Lake Cog Railway & Apple Strudel

in Rattenberg Take a scenic drive along the

shores of Achensee to board the original

Achenseebahn cog railway. Dating back to

1889, the train winds its way down the Inn

Valley to Jenbach where your coach takes

you to Rattenberg, with a wonderfully

preserved medieval centre. Learn the

secrets of the perfect apple strudel with a

demonstration and a slice of this much-loved

Austrian delicacy!

Zillertalbahn & Mayrhofen Off to Fügen at

the top of the valley to board the nostalgic

narrow-gauge Ziller Valley Railway for the

scenic journey to Mayrhofen. An experience

for all the senses with classic, picture book

Tyrol scenery and the racing Ziller River.

Enjoy leisure time in the wonderful resort of

Mayrhofen before returning to the hotel by

coach for dinner

Innsbruck for the Day A day in the charming

capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck, with its

famous Little Golden Roof. Innsbruck is

bursting with traditional charm and

cosmopolitan appeal. Discover treasures

such as the Hofburg, an imperial palace

from the mighty Austrian-Hungarian empire

days and some great cafés and shopping

amongst the pretty streets (entrances not

included). An optional guided city tour may

be available

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Gerlos Pass & Kitzbuhel A grand day out

through the Ziller Valley and along the Gerlos

Alpine Road and over the spectacular

panoramic pass. After a photo-stop at the

breath-taking Krimml Falls, continue to the

world-famous resort of fashionable Kitzbuhel

DAY 8 Farewell to Austria as you head through

Germany to the final overnight stop with

dinner. DBB

DAY 9 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 6 nights with buffet breakfast &

dinner

Overnight hotel for 2 nights with breakfast &

set dinner

Porterage & welcome Schnapps at main

hotel

Austrian coffee & cake one afternoon in

the hotel

One speciality buffet in the hotel

Traditional Tyrolean entertainment one

evening in the hotel

Excursions as stated

Achensee Cog Railway (Seespitz – Jenbach)

Zillertalbahn steam train (Fügen -

Mayrhofen)

Apple Strudel demonstration in Rattenberg

with coffee & tasting

Visits to Innsbruck, Rattenberg & Mayrhofen

HOTEL FISCHERWIRT AM

ACHENSEE HHH

Traditional Tyrolean style

hotel just 400m from the

lakeshore

Comfortable bedrooms

with wooden décor,

TV, hairdryer & walk-in

showers (with step)

Continental twins

(two mattresses on

one bedframe)

Singles are true single

rooms

Restaurant, cosy bar &

outdoor terrace/garden

Lift to all floors (some

internal steps)

DATES & PRICES

12 JULY 2024 £1119

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £50

Insurance £57

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COWS DOWN FESTIVAL – TYROLEAN TRADITIONS

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FAVOURITE

Every autumn the alpine valleys chime with the clang of cowbells. The traditional 'Almabtrieb' (literally 'driving down the

mountain') marks the closing of the high alpine pastures. Experience this time-honoured tradition in Reith im Alpbachtal as

herds of cows, beautifully decorated in lavish floral head dresses, form a spectacular procession with a carnival atmosphere.

Combine this with the very essence of all things Alpine Austrian – crystal clear lakes, snowy mountain peaks, chocolate box

villages, Alpine trains, funiculars and cable car – for a panoramic tour of Tyrolean highlights

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through France and Germany for your

overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 Alpine scenery unfolds as you head

to Fügen for your 5-night stay. DBB

DAY 3 – 6 At leisure in the Tyrol with three

included excursions and a free day to explore

the local area

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Saturday 28 th September Join in the fun at

one of the largest Alpine cattle drives in Reith

im Alpbachtal. The festivities include handmade

craft stalls, a lively farmers’ market

with local specialities and Tyrolean folk

music. Locals love to celebrate in their

Lederhosen and pretty Dirndl dresses

Innsbruck for the Day A day in the charming

capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck, with its

famous Little Golden Roof. Innsbruck is

bursting with traditional charm and

cosmopolitan appeal. A guided city tour

includes a visit to Hofburg, the sumptuous

imperial palace as well as a trip on the

Hungerburg funicular railway and cable

car to Seegrube at 1905m

Mayrhofen, Zillertalbahn & Krimml Falls

Drive through the Ziller Valley to enjoy classic,

picture book Tyrol. A stop will be made at

the breath-taking Krimml Falls, at 380m the

highest waterfalls in Europe. Continue on

over the panoramic Gerlos Alpine Pass, a

spectacular scenic road offering amazing

views, to the popular, year-round resort of

Mayrhofen. Here you will board the

Zillertalbahn steam train to Fügen-Hart with a

musician and a shot of schnapps to make the

journey go with a swing!

DAY 7 Farewell to Austria as you head through

Germany to the final overnight stop BB

DAY 8 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 5 nights in the Tyrol with breakfast &

dinner

Overnight hotel for 2 nights with breakfast

Porterage & welcome drink at main hotel

Entrance to the Almabtrieb in Reith im

Alpbachtal

Guided City tour of Innsbruck

Entrance to Hofburg Imperial Palace

Return funicular / cable car journey from

Innsbruck to Seegrube

Entrance to the Krimml Waterfalls

Zillertalbahn steam train (Mayrhofen - Fügen-

Hart) with on board musician & schnapps

HOTEL BRUNO, FÜGEN

HHHH

Traditional Tyrolean style

hotel in the Ziller Valley

Two interconnecting

buildings in elevated

position (Incline to village

10 mins’ walk)

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV & hair dryer

Continental twin rooms

(two mattresses on one

bed frame)

Restaurant, bar and lifts

DATES & PRICES

23 SEPT 2024 £989

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £140

Insurance £55

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GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS OF SWITZERLAND

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AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND

©Glacier Express

©Glacier Express

Lean back and enjoy the beautiful alpine scenery and breathtaking views aboard three of the most famous train rides in

Switzerland. The Arosa Express takes you from Chur to Arosa and the UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express journeys

from Tiefencastel to Tirano. Save the best 'til last with a ride in a panoramic carriage aboard the world-famous Glacier

Express. Every day brings even more spectacular scenery as you discover the Swiss ingenuity of covering high alpine terrain

by train. Surely a holiday where memories will last a lifetime

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through France to your overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 Onto Austria via the spectacular Rhine

Falls to Feldkich for your 5-night stay. DBB

(selected local drinks included with dinner)

DAY 3 – 6 At leisure in Feldkirch with three

included rail excursions and a day to explore

Feldkirch with local transfers, an included

walking tour and entrance to Schattenburg

Castle

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Bernina Express and St Moritz with local

guide Board the Bernina Express in

Tiefencastel and capture photogenic views

of the Alps, valleys, lakes and waterfalls

along the way. Travel through tunnels, over

bridges, through wildly romantic gorges,

up to the eternal ice of the glaciers and

back down to the palm trees in the Italian

town of Tirano (3½ hours). Your coach

awaits to take you on to the world-famous

resort of St Moritz

Arosa Express Rail Journey Off to Chur, the

oldest city in Switzerland, to board the

reserved compartments of the Rhaetian

Railway. The journey gets off to a leisurely

start but the sedate trundle of the train

changes as you climb up into the mountains

(1,000 metres in just 26 kilometres) through

magnificent scenery to the ski resort of Arosa

(about 1800m above sea level)

Glacier-Express Train with local guide Drive

past Lake Walen to Lake Lucerne, on via

Altdorf, the home of William Tell, to Andermatt

to board the ‘King of all Panoramic Trains’,

the original Glacier-Express. This incredible

journey (approx. 2½ hours) takes you over

spectacular bridges, through tunnels and

reaches 2,033m above sea level at its highest

point at the Oberalp Pass. Your coach awaits

in Chur to return to Feldkirch

DAY 7 Farewell to Austria as you head through

Germany to the final overnight stop in

Luxembourg. BB

DAY 8 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 5 nights with breakfast & dinner

Porterage & welcome drink in Austria

Local drinks with dinner in Austria (selected

beer, wine, soft drinks) plus tea / coffee

Overnight hotel for 2 nights with breakfast

Entertainment at main hotel

Local transfers to Feldkirch plus guided

walking tour

Entrance to Schattenburg Castle

Bernina Express (Tiefencastel – Tirano

2 nd class) and St Moritz with local guide

Arosa Express Rail Return Journey – Chur

– Arosa – Chur (2nd class)

Glacier-Express Train Andermatt – Chur

(2 nd class) with local guide

HOTEL WEISSES KREUZ,

FELDKIRCH HHHH

Family run since 1852

Located approx. a mile

from Feldkirch

Bar, terrace, steam

and solarium

Restaurant serves

regional dishes

All rooms are tastefully

furnished with TV &

hairdryer

DATES & PRICES

31 MAY 2024 £1329

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £220

Insurance £55

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LAKE GENEVA & THE GOLDEN PASS

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©Rock Freund

Based in the Swiss resort of Leysin, set high in the Vaud Alps, you will enjoy magnificent views in all directions. This area of

Switzerland has it all – snow-capped mountains, rolling green pastures and the gentle sound of cow bells. Below, are the

blue waters of Lake Geneva with Switzerland on one side and France on the other. One of the highlights of this tour is a ride

on the panoramic Golden Pass train from Montreux to glamorous Gstaad

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

to Central France for your overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 Onto Switzerland via rural France for

your 4-night stay in Leysin. DBB (buffet dinner

including self-service tea / coffee afterwards)

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure in Leysin with two

included excursions and a free day to explore

Leysin (1200m)

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Golden Pass Panoramic Train to Gstaad

Journey to Montreux to board the Golden

Pass Panoramic Train for an extraordinary

journey through magnificent scenery and

enjoy wonderful views of glittering Lake

Geneva from the carriages' huge panoramic

windows as the train winds its way up to the

pretty mountain resort of Gstaad (1050m).

This charming chalet village, with its timberlined

car-free heart is known for its glitzy,

celebrity visitors in the winter season and its

luxury 'shopping mile'. Time at leisure to

explore this little Swiss gem

Wine tasting at Lavaux Vineyard's

Vinorama and Lake Geneva Time at leisure

to explore elegant Montreux, home of the

famous jazz festival and a lovely lakeside

promenade. The tranquil lakeside resort has

attracted many artists, writers and musicians

seeking inspiration. Freddie Mercury

recorded his last album 'Queen – Made in

Heaven' here and is immortalised in the 1996

bronze statue on the waterfront. Continue

along the lakeside to the renowned Lavaux

Vineyards for an included wine tasting at the

excellent Vinorama - the perfect opportunity

to sample the 'Chasselas', Switzerland's

typical grape variety. Onto the Swiss 'Riviera'

town of Lausanne with its floral lakeside

quays. An optional lake cruise to the

picturesque town of Vevey may be available

DAY 6 Farewell to the Vaud Alps as you head

through France to the final overnight stop in

Luxembourg. BB

DAY 7 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & buffet

dinner

Overnight hotels for 2 nights with breakfast

Porterage & welcome drink on arrival in

Switzerland

Two included excursions as stated

Golden Pass Panoramic Train Montreux

– Gstaad with reserved seating

Wine tasting at Lavaux Vinorama

Day at leisure in Leysin

HOTEL CENTRAL

RESIDENCE, LEYSIN HHH

Modern hotel in the

centre of Leysin (1200m

altitude)

Guestrooms with TV

and great views (no

walk-in showers)

Traditional restaurant,

lobby bar, outdoor

terrace / garden

Indoor pool, spa &

fitness centre

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

21 JULY 2024 £959

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £205

Insurance £53

REFERENCE ASW

www.crusader-holidays.co.uk Call us on 01255 425453 / 01296 336666


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SOUTHERN POLISH EXPLORER

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9 DAYS FROM £ 1069

POLAND

It is clear to see why Southern Poland attracts so many visitors – from rejuvenated Gothic Wroclaw to the sombre air of

Auschwitz, the most notorious of the WWII concentration camps. And of course, the atmospheric former royal capital of

Krakow, an architectural gem of a town with its vast market square and Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter. Included for 2024

is a centrally located hotel in Krakow Old Town plus an authentic Jewish Klezmer evening with dinner and music

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through Germany for your overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 A big travel day to the city of Wroclaw,

full of charm and appeal. Overnight in the 4*

Novotel Wroclaw Centrum. DBB

DAY 3 Wroclaw was only returned to Polish

rule at the end of WWII. Join an included

guided tour before departing for Krakow for

your 4-night stay at the 3* centrally located

Hotel Wyspianski.

Two nights buffet dinner in the hotel, one night

on your own to eat where you choose (own

expense) and an authentic Jewish evening with

dinner and phenomenal live Klezmer music

DAY 4 – 6 At leisure in Krakow with two

included excursions and one optional excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Krakow's Jewish Quarter Enjoy a guided

tour of Krakow's Jewish Quarter to learn

about its tragic 20 th century history and its

revitalisation – includes a visit to the historic

Remuh Synagogue. Time at leisure – perhaps

a visit to Oskar Schindler’s former enamel

factory (not included)

©DImitris Vetsikas

Auschwitz Time to reflect and understand

the enormity of what happened here with

a visit to Auschwitz, the authentically

preserved memorial consisting of two parts

– Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 11 – Birkenau.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Wieliczka Salt Mines 2-hour guided tour of

UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mines with

subterranean labyrinth of tunnels,

cavernous chambers and the extraordinary

chapel (NB approx. 3km walk with 800 stairs)

DAY 7 Head to the dramatic city of Dresden on

the banks of the Elbe and your overnight hotel,

the modern 3* Achat Hotel Dresden Altstadt. BB

DAY 8 A guided tour reveals the secrets of this

revitalised city, so badly damaged during

WW2. The restoration is phenomenal and

Dresden, 'Florence on the Elbe' is once again a

magnificent 'jewel'. Onto the final overnight BB

DAY 9 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights with porterage, breakfast &

2 buffet dinners with tea / coffee in Krakow

Klezmer evening with return transfers, dinner

and live music in Krakow's Jewish Quarter

Overnight hotel in Wroclaw with set dinner &

breakfast

Overnight hotels in Germany for 3 nights with

breakfast

Guided tour of Krakow Jewish Quarter with

entrance to Remuh Synagogue & Cemetery

Entrance to Auschwitz with guide & headset

Guided walking tours of Wroclaw and

Dresden

HOTEL WYSPIANSKI,

KRAKOW HHH

Large, modern hotel just

500m from Krakow’s

historic centre

Guestrooms are

contemporary and

compact with TV, hair

dryer, WiFi (NB clothes

rail & shelves but no

wardrobe)

Restaurant, small bar with

terrace & lobby shop

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

9 AUG 2024 £1069

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £230

Insurance £57

REFERENCE APL

www.crusader-holidays.co.uk Call us on 01255 425453 / 01296 336666


SPA TOWNS OF WESTERN BOHEMIA WITH PRAGUE

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89

7 DAYS FROM £969

CZECH REPUBLIC

NEW

Looking for somewhere a little different in 2024? Then this tour to the Spa Triangle of Western Bohemia is just for you. The Czech

Republic has long had a tradition of high-quality spa care to revitalise body and soul. Experience the incarnation of days gone

by elegance in these wonderfully grand old resort towns and a world of sophistication, complete with ornate spa houses,

imposing colonnades with mineral springs and exquisite, blossom-filled gardens. A full day out in historic Prague is included

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through Germany for your overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 Through Germany and into the western

part of the Czech Republic for 4-night stay in

central Karlovy Vary. DBB

DAY 3 – 5 At leisure in Karlovy Vary with three

included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Exploring Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary is a

jewel of a town in the heart of a forested

valley. A guided walking tour will show you

the sights of one of Europe's most beautiful

spa towns including the grand 19 th -century

colonnades where visitors sip on the healthrestoring

waters. You can also witness the

Pramen Vrídlo thermal spring spout up to 12

metres high. The magnificent Grandhotel

Pupp featured in the 2006 James Bond film

'Casino Royale'. Time at leisure in Karlovy Vary

Out & About in the Spa Triangle There has

been a rich history of famous visitors to this

curious corner of central Europe including

Edward VII. Tour the smaller spa towns -

Mariánské Lázne – a classic spa destination

with its ‘Singing Fountain’ (more than 250 jets)

and Františkovy Lázne – which has something

of a miniature Vienna about it. Head back to

Karlovy Vary via Cheb, an unexpectedly

charming town with its wonderful burgher

houses from the 14 th century

Prague for the day Enjoy a day out in the

capital, the historic city of Prague. An

included guided city tour (mostly on foot)

takes you to many of the famous, historic

landmarks such as Charles Bridge,

Wenceslas Square and Prague Castle. A

‘combi ticket’ entrance to the Castle is

included which allows access to St George’s

Basilica, Old Palace and Golden Lane

DAY 6 Travel back through Germany to final

overnight stop. BB

DAY 7 Back to Calais for the return to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 4 nights in central Karlovy Vary

with breakfast & set 3-course dinner (choice

of main course)

Welcome drink & porterage at main hotel

Tea after dinner in main hotel

Overnight hotel for 2 nights with breakfast

Guided Walking Tour of Karlovy Vary

Full day guided tour of the Spa Towns &

Cheb

Full day excursion to Prague with guided

city tour

Prague Castle combi entrance ticket

including St George's Basilica, Old Palace &

Golden Lane

INTERHOTEL CENTRAL,

KARLOVY VARY HHHH

Historic hotel in the centre

of Karlovy Vary

Lobby bar & classic

restaurant

Comfortable guestrooms

with TV, WiFi, mini-safe &

hair dryer

Swimming pool & jacuzzi

Single rooms are true

singles

There is a lift

DATES & PRICES

21 JULY 2024 £969

SUPPLEMENTS

Single £235

Insurance £53

REFERENCE AZZ

www.crusader-holidays.co.uk Call us on 01255 425453 / 01296 336666


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CALELLA – COSTA MARESME

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8 OR 9 DAYS FROM £819

SPAIN

FAVOURITE

What could be better than a week of sea, sand and sunshine in Calella on Spain’s glorious

Costa Maresme – the perfect place to relax and unwind! Enjoy the golden sandy beach lined

by a pleasant promenade, the sparkling blue Med, plenty of cafés and restaurants and lively

Calella itself with its blend of old and new, offering plenty of attractions, shops and an

historic old quarter to keep you busy should you tire of the sun and sea!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Head to Dover to cross to Calais. Travel

through France for your overnight stop. BB

DAY 2 Through France and over the Pyrenees

to Spain for your 5 or 6-night stay in Calella.

DBB

DAY 3 – 6 (OR 7) At leisure in Calella with one

or two included excursions and one optional

excursion

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Barcelona (All tours) A day in the

Mediterranean city of Barcelona, the capital

of Catalonia. Steeped in history and

tradition, culture and the arts flourish in

Barcelona and there are many examples of

the distinctive style of Gaudi, Spain's most

famous architect. You'll find magnificent

architecture and excellent shopping in the

famous Ramblas. Colourful flower stalls and

street entertainers abound, adding to the

city's unique character. Optional guided

city tour available

©Patrice Audet

Girona – Tuesday (9 day tour only)

Northern Catalonia's largest city, Girona is

a jewellery box of museums, galleries and

Gothic churches, strung around a web

of cobbled lanes and medieval walls.

Reflections of Modernista mansions

shimmer in the Riu Onyar, which separates

the walkable historic centre on its eastern

bank from the gleaming commercial centre

on the west. Pick up some Catalonian treats

at the fabulous street market!

OPTIONAL EXCURSION

Besalu – Half day (All tours) A historic

gem, brimming with character, Besalu is

a magnificent example of a medieval

town. Cobbled streets and facades and

a wonderful bridge are the trademarks

of Besalu

DAY 7 OR 8 Travel back through France to

final overnight stop. BB

RETURN DAY Back to Calais for the return

to England

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotel for 5 or 6 nights with breakfast & dinner

Welcome Cocktail

Farewell aperitif & tapas before last night

dinner

Porterage in Spain