Coach Holiday Summer 2012 - Galloway European Coachlines

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Coach Holiday Summer 2012 - Galloway European Coachlines

Summer Coach Holidays

Home collections on

many departures


Galloway

to the Galloway 2012

Summer Coach Holiday Brochure

We are delighted to present our Summer 2012 holiday programme featuring

numerous new and exciting destinations as well as ‘old favourites’. Some of our

new holidays include Cumbrian Cavalcade – a sightseeing spectacular, Walking

in the Cotswolds, Wrest park & the Woburn Experience, Bonnie Scotland & the

Hollow Mountain, River Severn Cruises, Snowdonia’s Electrifying Experience, Titanic

Centenary Tour & Northern Ireland, Splendour of Saxony, The Alpine Carousel,

and not forgetting “Did you like that?” – Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre & Lancashire.

We are also delighted to extend our choice of weekend breaks to include Wookey

Hole & Stonehenge, RAF Cosford Air Show, Malvern Three Counties Show,

Liverpool and Birmingham.

Whether a new or seasoned Galloway traveller, we hope that you enjoy browsing

through our brochure and find the ideal holiday for you. Rest assured that whatever

your choice, you can be sure of the high standard of quality that we at Galloway

are well known for and proud of. We look forward to welcoming you on board

and having the pleasure of your company on our 2012 holidays.

Booking with Galloway

We pride ourselves on the high standard of service that we offer our customers throughout

every step of your holiday. Your Galloway coach holiday experience begins with a call or visit

to our helpful reservation department. Our friendly and experienced staff are there to advise

and help you decide on the most suitable holiday for you. They will guide you through the

booking procedure, taking into account any special requests that you may have. It really

couldn’t be easier! Simply telephone or call in at your local Galloway ‘coach travel centre’.

On receipt of the required deposit payment, insurance premium (if required) and signed

booking form (as printed on page 43), we will confirm your holiday booking or for your

convenience, we can hold your reservation for up

to one week. Alternatively, you can book through

one of our chosen travel agents.

(But please note that once a booking has been made with an agent,

all queries and payments must then be dealt with entirely via the

agency, and not directly with Galloway).

Confirmation of your Reservation

Once we receive your booking form and deposit, a

confirmation will be issued by return direct to you

(or your travel agent). Your confirmation will note

all the details relating to your booking such as seat

number(s), room type(s), special requests etc., and the

date your final balance is due (28 or 42 days prior to

date of departure depending on duration of your

coach holiday). An estimated pick-up time will be

shown at this stage, which will be confirmed in your

travel documents. Please note, we do not send out

reminders for final balance payments.

Travel Documents

Your travel documents will be issued approximately

10 days prior to your holiday departure date. You will

receive a travel wallet containing your tour itinerary,

luggage labels, and travel ticket stating your finalised

pick-up time – please check this carefully. If you have

not received your travel documents by the week of

your departure date, please contact us.

WINNER 2009

HIGHLY

COMMENDED 2010

EUROPEAN COACH TOUR

OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Insurance

Our holiday insurance not only covers injury or illness,

but also protects you against having to cancel your

holiday, losing your luggage or money, or having your

holiday departure delayed. We strongly recommend

that you insure for all your holidays. Further details

of insurance cover can be found on page 46.

Special Requests

As a caring company, our aim is to try our best to

cater for all our customers’ needs and special requests.

When making your booking, please inform us of any

special requests and we will do our utmost to ensure

they are met, but we must stress that we cannot

make any guarantees.

Galloway Coach Travel Ltd. is the wholly owned tour operating

subsidiary of Galloway European Coachlines Ltd. Galloway Coach

Travel Ltd are fully bonded members (No. 207) of the Bonded

Coach Holidays Scheme operated by the Confederation of

Passenger Transport and an ATOL licence holder (No. 6268).

Expertise & Experience

Galloway have more than 40 years experience in the travel industry, so

we are strong enough and experienced enough to give you that extra

ingredient necessary for a successful holiday, but also small enough to

consider each and every one of you as an individual valued client.

Value for Money

When you choose a Galloway holiday or short break, you choose real

value for money. Don’t just compare our prices with other operators,

compare what’s included and the quality and standards offered.

Just look at what you’ll be getting:

Travel by luxury touring coach or Sapphire Star coach

Professional uniformed drivers

Door-to-door service on most holidays

Carefully planned itineraries

All hotel accommodation

Free excursions on the vast majority of holidays

Galloway experience and reliability

Financial protection

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Your Financial Security –

Protected by BCH Bonding

Galloway Coach Travel Ltd. is a fully bonded

member of the Bonded Coach Holidays scheme

of the Confederation of Passenger Transport. The

scheme is backed by additional insurance and

ensures that all monies paid by you are fully

protected in the unlikely event of financial

insolvency. All coach holidays in this brochure are

financially bonded by the Company to the Bonded

Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation of

Passenger Transport UK (BCH 207), for your

complete protection against insolvency by the

operator. Air holidays to the Scilly Isles are

operated by Galloway Coach Travel Ltd

(ATOL No. 6268), and are

financially protected for

your peace of mind.


Door-to-door Service

All holidays with the home pick-ups icon

include our FREE door-to-door collection

service from many postcode areas in

Suffolk, South Norfolk and Essex. Full details of our

door-to-door collection area is listed on page 45.

Coach Drivers & Tour Escorts

Throughout your holiday, one of our professional, friendly,

experienced coach drivers will look after you and much of the

success of our tours is attributed to their expertise. They are

selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and most of all for

their customer care. They also love to share a joke or two just to

get you in the holiday mood! We are proud to have them act as

ambassadors for the company and feel confident that they are

doing a fantastic job and this is reflected in the glowing reports

that we receive from hundreds of satisfied customers year in,

year out. On most of our continental holidays along with some

UK holidays, our drivers will be accompanied by one of our

experienced and knowledgeable tour escorts who will enhance

the enjoyment of your holiday with interesting facts and

information about the places you visit.

Luxury Touring Coaches

We pride ourselves on having one of the best fleets of executive touring coaches in the country. All our coaches are

owned and maintained to our high standards to ensure we offer the best possible service and comfort on board

state of the art touring coaches. All our tour coaches are under 6 years old and come fitted with 49 reclining seats

for extra legroom, air-conditioning, WC, hot drinks facility, refrigerator, double glazing, seat belts and of course our

friendly, professional tour drivers to look after you. Just leave your car keys behind, hop aboard for a comfortable,

quiet, carefree journey, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

Sapphire Star – The Ultimate

in Coach Travel

Longer and higher than our luxury touring

coaches, these ‘Rolls Royce‘ of coaches

have a host of innovations to make your

journey more comfortable and relaxing, including even

more legroom, seats that slide into the aisle to provide

additional elbow room, increased vision due to a higher

seating level and much more.

(Note: In the event of mechanical failure or accident resulting in non-provision of

Sapphire Star Travel where advertised, compensation of £2.50 per day will be awarded).

In addition to Sapphire Star Travel, we have some high

quality 4-star standard mainstay hotels under

the Sapphire Star Holiday banner, to provide

you with the ultimate in both travel and

accommodation.

Please note that some tours are operated in

conjunction with fellow CITO member, Eddie

Brown Tours, which will travel on coaches of

a similar standard to our own coaches.

Hotels

Before

planning any

holiday, a

Galloway

representative

has visited

the hotel and checked out every last detail. We have

spent a great deal of time ensuring that our hotels

adhere to high standards and we are pleased to

offer you a selection of 3 and 4-star hotels along

with a few very good 2-star hotels. The star rating

is based on the relevant country‘s own star rating.

Our hotels are carefully selected for high standard

of accommodation, location, service, cuisine and a

friendly atmosphere to ensure a first class service

and value for money holiday. Most resort hotels

featured in this brochure offer a choice of menu

at dinner (unless specified otherwise in

the itinerary). Some hotels may ask you to make

this choice at breakfast to take advantage of fresh

ingredients. In some continental hotels, a twin

bedded room may have one king size base with

two single mattresses, each with its own bed linen.

Our ratings offer our personal opinions on the

hotels and are a combination of customer and

driver feedback and of course from the initial

inspection visits.

Single Rooms

Where possible, we offer single occupancy at

no extra cost. These spaces are often limited so

if you are a single traveller, you are advised to

book early, as once our single room allocation

has been sold, a single supplement charge

may apply. At some hotels we have been able

to negotiate sole use of double or twin rooms

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Coach Seating

When making your holiday reservation, you will

be offered the best available seats. Requests for

particular seats can be made, but as bookings are made

on a first come, first served basis, we recommend

you book early to avoid disappointment. Your allocated

seat will be clearly stated on your confirmation.

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Hotel Facility Symbols

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o Gym/Fitness Room

p Wheelchair/accessible bedrooms

[ Baggage Handling at hotel (1 per person)

for single travellers, which will be clearly noted

on the relevant tour page. Our reservation staff

will be happy to help you with availability and

any queries. Occasionally, it may be necessary

to reallocate single seats.

All our hotels have been categorised into

one of the following gradings:

Hotels maintaining consistently high

standards of accommodation, meals,

service etc. Often set in their own grounds with a

feeling of luxury throughout. Most feature their own

swimming pool, leisure centre, outdoor and indoor

activities.

Hotels of higher standards than

average for the area, maintaining good

standards of accommodation, meals and service.

Good, value for money coaching

hotels, with a comfortable relaxing

atmosphere, usually family-owned and managed.

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Day Excursions

Throughout the year, we run a

programme of day trips, offering

excursions to London West End

Shows, theme parks & attractions,

shopping centres & markets, flower

shows and many other events

and popular destinations. Call

our reservation staff for a free brochure or

book online at www.gallowayeuropean.com

Disneyland ® Paris

We are proud to be the only coach

company in East Anglia with direct

booking facilities to Disney‘s

Hotels at Disneyland ® Paris. We

offer a range of fully inclusive

tours featuring travel by coach or

Eurostar, accommodation, and

Park passes. Go ahead: live a little, dream a lot!

Contact us for your free Disney brochure.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Holidays

No other holiday seems to have

quite the same magical appeal as a

cruise. Escape the hustle and bustle

of everyday life and relax as your

floating hotel brings the world to

your window! Galloway is proud

to be a preferred partner of

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. A family company, Fred.

Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and refined the

cruise experience, and judging by the number of

passengers that come back time and again, they

seem to have styled it to perfection. On most cruises

we include our popular door-to-door service from

within our door-to-door collection area, which will

collect you from your home and take you direct to

and from your cruise ship at Dover or Southampton

cruise terminals, or on fly-cruise departures, to

Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted or Norwich airports.

We also offer a range of special offer Fred. Olsen

cruises – please contact us for full details.

Excursions

We pride ourselves on providing value for money coach

holidays by offering the complete package and avoiding those

hidden extras. Great time and effort is spent in planning all our

excursions to give you the maximum enjoyment by offering

a careful balance of organised and free time. All excursions

described in this brochure are free of charge unless clearly

stated otherwise. Entrance fees to places of interest are also

included, unless stated to the contrary on the tour page.

Garland Value Breaks

Garland Value Breaks are a range of budget priced holidays available from local pick-up points. With an

emphasis on value for money, these holidays are based at family run and 2-star standard hotels in popular

resorts. In addition to some included excursions, additional optional excursions may be offered which are

payable locally.

Tailor Made Group Tours

& Group Discounts

Galloway Gift Vouchers

Stuck for gift ideas? Look no further than Galloway Gift Vouchers! Perfect for any occasion,

whether you are looking for a birthday gift, something different for Mothers or Fathers

Day, a treat for Christmas or even as a thank you to someone special, from as little as

£5 our vouchers can be used for full or part payment for any Galloway Holiday, Short

Break or Day Excursion.

We operate numerous tours every year for private groups,

ranging from days out to that special holiday you want to

share with friends and family. Most of our Group Organisers

book with us time and time again, with some booking several

tours a year. We will tailor make the tour to your specific needs

and incorporate a free place to you as Group Organiser. We can offer almost any destination in the UK, Europe, and

beyond – the choice is yours! At Galloway, every booking is very important to us and you are guaranteed our full

cooperation and understanding no matter how big or small your tour or excursion. If our customers are happy, then

we are happy! Any parties of 10 or more wishing to join an advertised tour can benefit from a group discount when

booking directly with Galloway. Please contact our Groups Department on 01449 618077 for further information.

As founding members of CITO, we have seen this highly professional organisation

go from strength to strength in its first 10 years. Indeed, the development of

CITO has surpassed the expectations of its founding members in many ways,

not least of which is the Air & Cruise brochure for 2011 and beyond.

This superb brochure features hand-picked selection of high quality escorted holidays across Europe and

Worldwide. All our Air Holidays include door-to-door collection from within our door-to-door collection

area, transfers between the airport and your hotel, local representative, all airport taxes and security

charges (known at time of publication).

OUT

NOW!

CITO Quality Holidays

The majority of our holidays have met the criteria for the CITO Quality

Award. Tours which carry the CITO Logo are of a high standard and include, at no

extra cost, features not always found on coach holidays such as, entrance to featured

places of interest, door-to-door service, a high specification air-conditioned coach and

on over 2 night stays a minimum of 3-star destination hotels with a choice on the

dinner menu (except river cruises), a full cooked breakfast in the UK and a buffet

breakfast in Europe, luggage handling and much more.

2012 /2013 CITO Air & Cruise Brochure

Galloway Loyalty Card

We are delighted to announce the Galloway Loyalty Card. This fantastic new scheme gives you the opportunity to earn money

off your holiday! Collect loyalty stamps each time you book with Galloway, the greater the value of the booking the more stamps

you will receive. Once you have collected 6 stamps you qualify for £10 off your next booking – full details and terms and conditions

available. To apply for your loyalty card and details of how the scheme works either write to The Coach Travel Centre, 6 Wilkes Way,

Stowmarket, IP14 1DE or telephone 01449 618077 for an application form.

We are members of CITO The Consortium of Independent Tour Operators

We are proud to have achieved the strict membership criteria required for membership of CITO, The Consortium of Independent Tour Operators,

a select, nationwide organisation committed to the continual improvement of quality coach holidays.

CITO Elite Holidays

These holidays reach all the standards required to be awarded the

CITO Quality and Select Awards and also benefit from minimum

4-star standard mainstay hotels.

CITO Escorted Holidays

Where the word ‘Escorted’ appears with the CITO logo the holiday is

escorted by a professional, smartly attired tour escort.

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APRIL

Sun 1 - Wed 4 Disneyland Paris by Eurotunnel 31

Sun 1 - Tue 3 Disneyland Paris by Eurostar 31

Thu 5 - Sun 8 Easter in Shanklin & the Isle of Wight 84

Thu 5 - Sun 8 Easter in Eastbourne 85

Thu 5 - Mon 9 Easter in Vianden, Trier & the ‘Ardennes Offensive’ 84

Thu 5 - Tue 10 Easter in Bournemouth & Jurassic Coast NEW

84

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Cruising the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal at Easter NEW

86

Fri 6 - Mon 9 Easter on the North Yorkshire Moors NEW

85

Fri 6 - Mon 9 Chocolates, Flowers & Tudor England NEW

85

Fri 6 - Mon 9 Turrets, Spires & Cotswolds Villages NEW

86

Fri 6 - Mon 9 Quintessential England at Easter NEW

86

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Isles of Scilly Adventure 75

Tue 17 - Sat 21 Cruising the Dutch Bulbfields 28

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Harrogate Spring Flower Show 81

Fri 27 - Mon 30 British Mystery Weekend 76

Fri 27 - Tue 1 May Floriade & the Dutch Bulbfields – a feast for the senses NEW

26

MAY

Fri 4 - Mon 7 Derbyshire Gardens & ‘The Potteries’ 55

Fri 4 - Mon 7 Kielder Water, Eden Valley & Hartside Pass NEW

47

Sat 5 - Wed 9 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 5 - Wed 9 Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 6 - Mon 7 Legoland Windsor 80

Sun 6 - Mon 7 Cotswolds Pudding Club NEW

62

Mon 7 - Fri 11 Cornish Coast & Country NEW

74

Mon 7 - Fri 11 Delightful Durham Dales NEW

41

Mon 7 - Fri 11 Rhine Valley, St. Goar & Technik Museum Speyer 21

Thu 10 - Mon 14 Bath, Avon Valley, Cheddar & Wells 72

Thu 10 - Mon 14 Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire 50

Fri 11 - Sun 13 Liverpool Weekend NEW

83

Sun 13 - Thu 17 Torquay & the English Riviera 70

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Dublin, Wicklow & Valley of the Kings NEW

32

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Kentish Nostalgia & The Secret Gardens 67

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Shropshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands NEW

56

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Chester, Liverpool & the Wirral 53

Fri 18 - Sun 20 British Mystery Weekend 76

Fri 18 - Mon 21 British Mystery Weekend 76

Fri 18 - Sun 27 Calella & Costa Dorada 17

Sun 20 - Fri 25 Exploring South West Wales 60

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Shanklin & the Isle of Wight 68

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Hidden Corners of Yorkshire 49

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Eastbourne & Sussex Coast 67

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Weymouth & Delightful Dorset 69

Fri 25 - Mon 28 Breathtaking Bruges & the Flemish Coast NEW

26

Sat 26 - Sat 2 Jun Jersey by Air 29

Sat 26 - Sat 2 Jun Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 27 - Thu 31 Glorious Gardens of Dumfries & Galloway NEW

37

Sun 27 - Thu 31 Bournemouth & the Jurassic Coast 69

Sun 27 - Fri 1 Jun Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast & Country 50

Mon 28 - Fri 1 Jun Worcester & the Welsh Marches NEW

57

JUNE

Fri 1 - Sun 3 York Weekend 82

Mon 2 - Sat 9 Northern Black Forest NEW

18

Sun 3 - Wed 6 Disneyland Paris by Eurtotunnel 31

Sun 3 - Tue 5 Disneyland Paris by Eurtostar 31

Sun 3 - Fri 8 Lancashire Coast & Yorkshire Dales 48

Mon 4 - Fri 8 From the Severn to the Thames NEW

64

Mon 4 - Fri 8 Cheltenham, Cider County & Cotswolds 61

Mon 4 - Fri 8 Country House Luxury & Indulgence NEW

62

Fri 8 - Mon 11 Relaxing on the Norfolk & Suffolk Coast NEW

78

Sat 9 - Sat 16 Best of Ireland – Galway Bay & Ring of Kerry 34

Sat 9 - Sat 16 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 9 - Sat 16 Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 10 - Thu 14 The Isle of Man 34

Sun 10 - Thu 14 Discovering Yorkshire 51

Sun 10 - Fri 15 Kingdom of Northumbria 40

Sun 10 - Thu 14 Cheshire’s Great Houses, Castles & Gardens 54

Mon 11 - Fri 15 Lakes, Dales & Mountain Goat! 42

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Malvern Three Counties Show NEW

82

Sat 16 - Mon 18 Magnificent Men & Their Flying Machines NEW

82

Sun 17 - Wed 20 Disneyland Paris by Eurtotunnel 31

Sun 17 - Wed 20 Disneyland Paris by Eurtostar 31

Sun 17 - Sat 23 Bonnie Scotland & The Hollow Mountain NEW

36

Sun 17 - Thu 21 Newquay & the Cornish Riviera NEW

74

Sun 17 - Tue 26 Florence & Tuscan Hills – Sienna & Pisa NEW

10

Mon 18 - Fri 22 Minehead, Somerset & North Devon Coast 71

Thu 21 - Mon 25 Charm of the Cotswolds NEW

61

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Landscapes of Wales NEW

59

Sat 23 - Sun 1 Jul Magnificent Lake Garda, Italy 10

Sat 23 - Sat 30 Jersey by Sea NEW

28

Sat 23 - Sat 30 Guernsey by Sea NEW

28

Sat 23 - Sat 30 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 23 - Sat 30 Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 24 - Thu 28 Malvern Hills – Herefordshire & Worcestershire 57

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Cruising the Lake District 47

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Splendours of the Peak District NEW

55

Fri 29 - Mon 2 Jul Paris Weekend 23

Fri 29 - Mon 2 Jul North Lincolnshire & the Humber NEW

77

Sat 30 - Sun 1 Jul West Midlands Safari Park NEW

79

JULY

Sun 1 - Thu 5 Castle & Gardens of Northumbria 40

Sun 1 - Sun 8 French Riviera & Rail – Menton, Monaco & Riviera of Flowers NEW

24

Mon 2 - Thu 5 A Journey through the Ages NEW

54

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Victorian Britain – Workshop to the World NEW

56

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Scottish Castles & Heritage NEW

36

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Hampton Court Flower Show 81

Sat 7 - Fri 13 Shanklin & the Isle of Wight 68

Sat 7 - Sat 14 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 7 - Sat 14 Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 8 - Thu 12 Bournemouth & the Jurassic Coast 69

Mon 9 - Fri 13 The Best of Yorkshire on Show NEW

51

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Snowdonia’s Electrifying Experience NEW

58

Thu 12 - Mon 16 Delightful Devon & a Cornish Trial NEW

73

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Manchester City Break 83

Sat 14 - Sat 21 Beauty & Splendour of the Austrian Tyrol NEW

8

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sparkling Treasures of the Bavarian Forest 19

Sun 15 - Fri 20 Torquay & the English Riviera 70

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Romantic Journeys of North Wales 59

Fri 20 - Mon 23 Ypres Salient, Fields of Picardy & the Forgotten Battle of Fromelles 25

Sat 21 - Sat 28 Italian Lakes Medley – Maggiore, Lugano, Como & Orta NEW

11

Sun 22 - Thu 26 Floriade & the Lower Rhine Region of Germany – Wesel, Xanten & Kevelaer NEW 27

Sun 22 - Sun 29 The Dordogne & Loire Valley 24

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Scottish Canals, Lochs & Coast 38

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Eastbourne & Sussex Coast 67

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Northern Waterways – Lancashire & Lake District 48

Thu 26 - Mon 30 Monschau, the Eifel Hills & Moselle Vineyards NEW

20

2012 Departures

Date Tour Page Date Tour Page

Fri 27 - Mon 30 ‘Did you like that’ Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre & Lancashire 49

Fri 27 - Mon 30 British Mystery Weekend 76

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Paulton’s Park Weekend NEW

79

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Birmingham City Break NEW

83

Sun 29 - Thu 2 Aug Experience the sights of Bristol & Somerset NEW

72

Sun 29 - Thu 2 Aug Edward Elgar – Heritage Cruise NEW

63

Mon 30 - Fri 3 Aug Southsea & Isle of Wight NEW

68

Mon 30 - Fri 3 Aug Treasures of the Cornish Coast 75

AUGUST

Thu 2 - Mon 6 Portraits of Churchill – Cabinet War Rooms & Blenheim Palace NEW

65

Thu 2 - Mon 6 Flowers & Cream of Devon NEW

73

Thu 2 - Mon 6 Wiltshire, Avon & the Cotswolds NEW

66

Fri 3 - Sun 5 British Mystery Weekend 76

Sat 4 - Wed 8 Delightful East Devon & Sidmouth Folk Festival 70

Sat 4 - Sat 11 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 4 - Sat 11 Guernsey by Air 30

Sat 4 - Mon 13 The Orkenys, Shetland & Dundee NEW

35

Mon 6 - Thu 9 Edinburgh Military Tattoo & The Famous Grouse! 39

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Worcester & the Welsh Marches NEW

57

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Highlights of London NEW

64

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Co. Durham – The history of the north east brought to life NEW

41

Mon 6 - Sun 12 Ilfracombe & North Devon Coast NEW

71

Tue 7 - Mon 13 Treasures of France NEW

23

Thu 9 - Sun 12 Nottingham & Robin Hood Country NEW

76

Thu 9 - Wed 15 Belfast, Titanic Centenary Tour & The Giants Causeway NEW

32

Fri 10 - Sun 12 Liverpool Weekend NEW

83

Fri 10 - Mon 13 Continental Mystery Weekend 76

Sat 11 - Wed 15 The Isle of Man 34

Sat 11 - Sat 18 Splendour of Saxony – Dresden, Prague & Elbe Valley NEW

20

Sun 12 - Fri 17 Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast & Country 50

Sun 12 - Sat 18 Dunoon & the Western Highlands 38

Sun 12 - Thu 16 Cheshire’s Great Houses, Castles & Gardens 54

Mon 13 - Thu 16 Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Royal Yacht Britannia 39

Thu 16 - Mon 20 Floriade & Carpet of Flowers NEW

27

Fri 17 - Mon 20 England’s Inland Waterways & Flight of Fancy! Manchester Ship Canal & Concorde 53

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Longleat & STEAM Weekend 79

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Crystal Waters of the Italian Lakes 13

Sun 19 - Wed 22 Walking the Cotswolds NEW

62

Sun 19 - Thu 23 Hampshire, Downton Abbey & Longleat 66

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Discovering Lincolnshire NEW

77

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Cumbrian Cavalcade – A sightseeing spectacular NEW

42

Tue 21 - Thu 30 Best of Norway, a Fjordland Odyssey NEW

15

Thu 23 - Mon 27 Vianden & ‘Little Switzerland’ 22

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Birmingham City Break NEW

83

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Lost in the mists of time... Wookey Hole & Stonehenge NEW

80

Sat 25 - Sat 1 Sep See, Paznaun Valley, Austria 9

Sun 26 - Thu 30 Malvern Hills – Herefordshire & Worcestershire 57

Sun 26 - Mon 27 Legoland Windsor 80

Sun 26 - Tue 28 Disneyland Paris by Eurotunnel 31

Sun 26 - Wed 29 Disneyland Paris by Eurostar 31

Mon 27 - Fri 31 Wrest Park & Woburn Experience NEW

65

Mon 27 - Fri 31 Great Houses & Glorious Gardens of Norfolk 78

Fri 31 - Sun 2 Sep York Weekend 82

Fri 31 - Mon 3 Sep Paris Weekend 23

Fri 31 - Mon 3 Sep British Mystery Weekend 76

SEPTEMBER

Sat 1 - Sat 8 Romantic Journeys of the Scottish Highlands 37

Sat 1 - Sun 9 Italy’s Tyrolean Dolomites 12

Mon 3 - Fri 7 From the Severn to the Thames NEW

64

Mon 3 - Fri 7 Kentish Nostalgia & The Secret Gardens 67

Thu 6 - Mon 10 Charm of the Cotswolds NEW

61

Sat 8 - Sat 15 The Alpine Carousel – Austria, Switzerland & the Glacier Express NEW

12

Sat 8 - Sat 15 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 8 - Sat 15 Guernsey by Air 30

Sat 8 - Sun 16 Magnificent Lake Garda, Italy 10

Sat 8 - Sun 16 Roses & Costa Brava 16

Sun 9 - Thu 13 Torquay & the English Rivera 70

Mon 10 - Fri 14 Delightful Durham Dales NEW

41

Mon 10 - Fri 14 Lakes, Dales & Mountain Goat! 42

Wed 12 - Wed 19 Austrian Alps & Bavarian Castles ‘Till the Cows Come Home!’ NEW

8

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 81

Fri 14 - Mon 17 Kielder Water, Eden Valley & Hartside Pass NEW

47

Fri 14 - Mon 17 Rhine in Flames – The Lorelei Night by Cruiser 22

Fri 14 - Thu 20 Landscapes of Wales NEW

59

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Blackpool Illuminations & Cadbury World 52

Sat 15 - Tue 25 Slovenia’s Stunning Coastline NEW

14

Mon 17 - Fri 21 Splendours of the Peak District NEW

55

Mon 17 - Fri 21 Cheltenham, Cider Country & Cotswolds 61

Mon 17 - Fri 21 Eastbourne & Sussex Coast 67

Tue 18 - Sat 22 Llandudno & North Wales 58

Thu 20 - Thu 27 Hebridean Odyssey 35

Sat 22 - Sat 29 Jersey by Sea 28

Sat 22 - Sat 29 Guernsey by Sea 28

Sat 22 - Sat 29 Jersey by Air 29

Sat 22 - Sat 29 Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 23 - Wed 26 Disneyland Paris by Eurotunnel 31

Sun 23 - Wed 26 Disneyland Paris by Eurostar 31

Sun 23 - Fri 28 Exploring South West Wales 60

Sun 23 - Mon 1 Oct Cantabria & the Picos de Europa NEW

16

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Victorian Britain – Workshop to the World NEW

56

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Shanklin & the Isle of Wight 68

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Blackpool Illuminations – The Fun Capital of the North! 52

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Blackpool Illuminations & Peak District 52

Fri 28 - Mon 1 Oct Paris Weekend 23

Sat 29 - Sat 6 Oct Autumn in the Black Forest & Alsace Villages 18

OCTOBER

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Minehead, Somerset & North Devon Coast 71

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Wales, Seaside & Mountains NEW

60

Fri 5 - Sun 7 British Mystery Weekend 76

Fri 5 - Mon 8 Breathtaking Bruges & the Flemish Coast NEW

26

Sat 6 - Sat 13 Tossa der Mar & Costa Brava NEW

17

Sun 7 - Thu 11 Bournemouth & the Jurassic Coast 69

Sun 7 - Thu 11 Newquay & the Cornish Riviera NEW

74

Sun 7 - Thu 11 Jersey by Air 29

Sun 7 - Thu 11 Guernsey by Air 30

Sun 7 - Sat 13 Bantry & the Gulf Stream Coast 33

Mon 8 - Fri 12 Isle of Scilly Adventure 75

Thu 11 - Mon 15 Bath, Avon Valley, Cheddar & Wells 72

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Hidden Corners of Yorkshire 49

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Chester, Liverpool & the Wirral 53

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Blackpool Illuminations & Cadbury World 52

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Edward Elgar – Grand Canal Cruise NEW

63

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Blackpool Illuminations & Peak District 52

Fri 26 - Mon 29 British Mystery Weekend 76

Sun 28 - Wed 31 Disneyland Paris by Eurotunnel 31

Sun 28 - Tue 30 Disneyland Paris by Eurostar 31

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UK & Ireland

Page Tour

32 Dublin, Wicklow & Valley of the Kings

32 Titanic Centenary Tour & Northern Ireland

33 Bantry & the Gulf Stream Coast

34 Best of Ireland – Galway Bay & Ring of Kerry

34 The Isle of Man

35 Hebridean Odyssey

35 The Orkneys, Shetland & Dundee

36 Scottish Castles & Heritage

36 Bonnie Scotland & the Hollow Mountain

37 Romantic Journeys of the Scottish Highlands

37 Glorious Gardens of Dumfries & Galloway

38 Dunoon & the Western Highlands

38 Scottish Canals, Lochs & Coast

39 Edinburgh Military Tattoo & The Famous Grouse!

39 Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Royal Yacht Britannia

40 Castles & Gardens of Northumbria

40 Kingdom of Northumbria

41 Delightful Durham Dales

41 Co. Durham – The history of the North East

brought to life

42 Cumbrian Cavalcade – A sightseeing spectacular!

42 Lakes, Dales & Mountain Goat!

46 Westport

47 Cruising the Lake District

47 Kielder Water, Eden Valley & Hartside Pass

48 Northern Waterways – Lancashire & Lake District

48 Lancashire Coast & Yorkshire Dales

49 “Did you like that?” Fred Dibnah Heritage

Centre & Lancashire

49 Hidden Corner of Yorkshire

50 Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire

50 Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast & Country

51 The Best of Yorkshire on Show

51 Discovering Yorkshire

52 Blackpool Illuminations

53 England’s Inland Waterways & Flight of Fancy!

Manchester Ship Canal & Concorde

53 Chester, Liverpool & the Wirral

54 Cheshire’s Great Houses, Castles & Gardens

54 A Journey through the Ages

55 Derbyshire Gardens & ‘The Potteries’

55 Splendours of the Peak District

56 Shropshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands

56 Victorian Britain – Workshop to the World

57 The Malvern Hills – Herefordshire &

Worcestershire

57 Worcester & the Welsh Marches

58 Snowdonia’s Electrifying Experience

58 Llandudno & North Wales

59 Romantic Journeys of North Wales

59 Landscapes of Wales

60 Wales Seaside & Mountains

60 Exploring South West Wales

61 Cheltenham, Cider Country

& Cotswolds

61 Charm of the Cotswolds

62 Cotswolds Pudding Club

62 Walking in the Cotswolds

62 Country House Luxury & Endulgence

63 River Severn – ‘Heritage Cruise’

63 Edward Elgar – Grand Canal Cruise

64 From the Severn to the Thames

64 Highlights of London

65 Portraits of Churchill – Cabinet War Rooms

& Blenheim Palace

65 Wrest Park & the Woburn Experience

66 Hampshire, Downton Abbey & Longleat

66 Wiltshire, Avon & the Cotswolds

67 Kentish Nostalgia & The Secret Gardens

67 Eastbourne & Sussex Coast

68 Southsea & the Isle of Wight

68 Shanklin & the Isle of Wight

ARAN ISLANDS

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Bantry

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Galway

Limerick

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Killarney

Page Tour

69 Bournemouth & the Jurassic Coast

69 Weymouth & Delightful Dorset

70 Delightful East Devon & Sidmouth Folk Festival

70 Torquay & the English Riviera

71 Illfracombe & North Devon Coast

71 Minehead, Somerset & North Devon Coast

72 Bath, Avon Valley, Cheddar & Wells

72 Experience the sights of Bristol & Somerset

73 Flowers & Cream of Devon

73 Delightful Devon & a Cornish Trial

74 Newquay & the Cornish Riviera

74 Cornish Coast & Country

75 Treasures of the Cornish Coast

75 Isles of Scilly Adventure

76 Nottingham & Robin Hood Country

77 Discovering Lincolnshire

77 North Lincolnshire & the Humber

78 Great Houses & Glorious Gardens of Norfolk

78 Relaxing on the Norfolk & Suffolk Coast

79 Longleat & STEAM

79 Paultons Park

79 West Midlands Safari Park & Conkers

80 Lost in the mists of time... Wookey Hole

& Stonehenge

80 Legoland Windsor

St. Kilda

Donegal onegal

Sligo

Tipperary

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HEBRIDES

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Armagh

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Perth

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Dundee Dun

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Edinburgh Edinburg

38 Glasgow

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Page Tour

80 Alton Towers & Cadbury World

81 Harrogate Spring Flower Show

81 Hampton Court Flower Show

81 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

82 Malvern Three Counties Show

82 Magnificent Men & Their Flying Machines

82 York Weekends

83 Liverpool Weekend

83 Birmingham City Break

83 Manchester City Break

84 Easter in Vianden, Trier & the ‘Ardennes Offensive’

84 Easter in Bournemouth & the Jurassic Coast

84 Easter in Shanklin & the Isle of Wight

85 Easter in Eastbourne

85 Easter on the North Yorkshire Moors

85 Chocolates, Flowers and Tudor England

86 Turrets, Spires and Cotswolds Villages

86 Quintessential England at Easter

86 Cruising the Gloucester & Sharpness

Canal at Easter

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Peterhead

Aberdeen

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40

SHETLAND

ISLANDS

Newcastle upon Tyne

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41 Middlesb dles rough

34 Douglas D

Isle of Man

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42

48

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48, 52

Preston

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50

81

51

York

Leeds 51, 82

50

Kingston Kings upon Hull

Holyhead head

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59

49 Manchester

Liverpool 83

83 Sheffield

53, 54 53

58

55

60 59

Derby 55 77

80 76

77

Norwich

78

Carmarthen

60

Swansea nsea

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56

Birmingham

82

56 83 62

82 85

57

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Oxford

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Cardiff ff 72 65 80

Peterborough 78

Cambridge

London

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Lundy

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Bristol

Reading

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Brighton

Bournemouth69,

79

Exeter 70

68, 84

Plymouth

69, 84 Isle of Wight

70

Dover

67

Folkestone

67, 85

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Page Tour

8 Beauty & Splendour of the Austrian Tyrol

8 Austrian Alps & Bavarian Castles – ‘Til the

Cows Come Home!’

9 See, Paznaun Valley, Austria

10 Florence & Tuscan Hills – Sienna & Pisa

10 Magnificent Lake Garda

11 Italian Lakes Medley – Maggiore, Lugano,

Como & Orta

12 Italy’s Tyrolean Dolomites

12 The Alpine Carousel Austria, Switzerland

& the Glacier Express

13 Crystal Waters of the Italian Lakes

14 Slovenia’s Stunning Coastline

15 Best of Norway, a Fjordland Odyssey

16 Cantabria & The Picos de Europa

16 Roses & Costa Brava

17 Calella & Costa Dorada

17 Tossa de Mar & Costa Brava

18 Autumn in the Black Forest & Alsace Villages

18 Northern Black Forest

19 Sparkling Treasures of the Bavarian Forest

20 Splendour of Saxony – Dresden, Prague

& Elbe Valley

20 Monschau, the Eifel Hills & Moselle Vineyards

21 Rhine Valley, St. Goar & Technik Museum Speyer

22 Rhine in Flames – The Lorelei Night by Cruiser

22 Vianden & ‘Little Switzerland’

23 Paris Weekend

23 Treasure of France

24 French Riviera & Rail – Menton,

Monaco & Riviera of Flowers

Lisbon

Porto

PORTUGAL

Sevilla

Malaga

Gibraltar

NETHERLANDS

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BELGIUM

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GERMANY

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POLAND

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FRANCE

SWITZ ERLAND

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SLOVENIA

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London

Paris

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Brussels

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Berlin

Prague

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Santander

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Bern

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Vienna Bratislava

Ljubljana CROATIA

Andorra la Vella

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Monaco

San Marino

Madrid ANDORRA

Barcelona

Corsica

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Dublin

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IRELAND

Page Tour

24 The Dordogne & Loire Valley

25 Ypres Salient, Fields of Picardy

& the forgotten Battle

of Fromelles

26 Breathtaking Bruges

& the Flemish Coast

26 Floriade & the Dutch Bulbfields –

a feast for the senses

27 Floriade & Carpet of Flowers

27 Floriade & the Lower Rhine Region

of Germany – Wesel, Xanten & Kevelaer

28 Cruising the Dutch Bulbfields

28 Jersey & Guernsey by Sea

29 Jersey by Air

30 Guernsey by Air

31 Disneyland Paris

87 Le Man 24 hour Endurance & Performance

Event for Sports Cars

87 Belgian F1 Grand Prix

WALES

SCOTLAND

Cardiff

ENGLAND

BALEARIC . IS

Edinburgh

Sardinia

15

NORWAY

Oslo

DENMARK

Copenhagen

Sicily

Rome

Göteborg

SWEDEN

Stockholm

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Continental

Beauty & Splendour of the Austrian Tyrol

This fascinating holiday is centred in Mayrhofen, one of the most popular summer resorts in

the Tyrol, and includes rides on trains dating from the nostalgic days of steam, a cruise on

the crystal clear waters of beautiful Lake Achensee, a tasting at a traditional schnapps

distillery, along with the chance to view the highest waterfalls in Europe. Combine these with the

breathtaking views on offer and a superb hotel in Mayrhofen, surely makes for a wonderful time in Austria!

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join

our coach for travel to Dover for a late morning ferry

crossing to Calais. We continue through France to

Germany for overnight half board accommodation

the 3-star Best Western Hotel Alzey.

Day 2: We continue our journey through Germany

and into Austria arriving in the town of Mayrhofen, in

time for evening meal.

Day 3: We leave our coach at the hotel today as we

enjoy a day of railway nostalgia. First we join the

Zillertal Bahn for a ride through the Ziller Valley from

Mayrhofen to Jenbach, where we join the 19th century

rack and pinion steam train to the shores of Achensee.

Here we enjoy an included cruise on the lake before

the descent back to Jenbach, returning to Mayrhofen

by the Zillertal Bahn (the Zillertal Bahn will be steam

hauled in one direction).

Day 4: Today we experience the delights of some of the

Tyrol’s region’s traditions. Our day starts with morning

drive to the popular summer and winter resort of

Kitzbuhel. Following time to purchase lunch we make

a brief visit to a traditional schnapps distillery with

the chance to sample this high-proof drink before

continuing to the high mountain plateau of

Wildschönau where we include entrance to the

traditional farmhouse museum.

Day 5: After breakfast we take a scenic excursion

over the Gerlos Pass to Krimml Falls, Europe’s highest

waterfalls. We have time to Enjoy the refreshing mizzle

and the impressive power of the water amidst the

gorgeous scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park before

continuing to the pretty lakeside resort of Zell am See.

Mayrhofen

Hotel Neue Post, Mayrhofen (5 Nights) qu[

Day 6: Day at leisure to relax and enjoy the amenities

of Mayrhofen.

Day 7: We leave our hosts after breakfast for the return

journey to our overnight hotel, the 3-star Best Western

Hotel, with evening meal on arrival.

Day 8: After breakfast, we retrace our journey to Calais

for a late afternoon ferry to Dover. On arrival back in

England, we continue to East Anglia where our door-todoor

service will be waiting to convey you to your home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with other CITO members.

Please note that the visit to Krimml Falls is not suitable for those

with walking difficulties.

There is no better base from which to discover this lively town than the 4-star family-run

Neue Post Hotel, situated in the heart of Mayrhofen.

The hotel is elegant and stylish and you will be made to feel at home in the convivial surroundings of the

traditional lounges, bar and restaurants, beautifully decorated in a cosy, Tyrolean style.

All bedrooms are well appointed and feature en suite facilities, satellite TV and hairdryer.

The hotel has an outstanding swimming pool and relaxation complex and a lovely roof terrace providing

a real oasis of tranquillity.

Sat 14 July £715 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £74 • Insurance: £35

Tyrol

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Austrian Alps

& Bavarian

Castles ‘Til the

Cows Come Home!’

St. Anton is found in the Western Tyrol, close to the

Arlberg Pass and a short drive from northern Italy,

Switzerland and southern Bavaria. The ancient

tradition of Almabtrieb, the welcoming home of the

cows as they return from the high Alpine pastures,

is today a celebrated festival of thanksgiving for

their safe return. Herdsmen and villagers dress in

traditional costume and the cows are paraded

through the village with splendid arrangements

of flowers and head-dresses.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach

for travel to Dover and lunchtime ferry to Calais. We

continue through France and into Belgium to Arlon for

overnight dinner and breakfast at the Arlux Hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast, we continue into the Austrian

Alps to arrive in our resort of St. Anton for 5 night’s

dinner and breakfast accommodation.

Day 3-6: Whilst in the Alps, the following programme

is included:

Scenic day over the lovely Silvretta High Alpen Pass

to admire the wonderful snow capped mountain

panoramas. Continue through the Montafon Valley

and up over the Arlberg Pass to return to St. Anton.

Excursion around beautiful Lake Constance, our route

includes the picturesque Alpine village of Lech before

heading to Lake Constance for included cruise from

Bregenz to Lindau. This pretty town lies over the border

in Germany and there will be free time for sightseeing

before returning to hotel.

Free day in resort to explore, relax at the hotel or

Almabtrieb © Austrian National Tourist Board


just enjoy the festivities of the annual ‘Almabtrieb’. The

local dairy herds are brought back down into St. Anton

from their summer pastures in a special ‘home-coming’

parade with the cows dressed in specially made

colourful head-dresses and flowers. Afternoon tea

including Apple Strudel served at hotel.

Excursion across the German border, travelling into

southern Bavaria to enjoy a morning break in Fussen,

a beautiful town with historic half-timbered houses.

Later, an included visit to Linderhof Palace which was

the creation of King Ludwig II. One of the most

famous castles in the region, this ornate former

Royal household was once a simple ‘King’s Cottage’.

Day 7: Departing after breakfast we return to Belgium

for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast at the Arlux

Hotel, Arlon.

Day 8: After breakfast we travel through France and

join a late afternoon ferry from Calais to Dover, returning

to East Anglia by mid-evening where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you to your home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

The Sporthotel, St. Anton

(5 Nights) qyu

This 4 star hotel is situated in the

resort centre and comes highly recommended for

its superb service and excellent food.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, hairdryer, TV

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include leisure facilities including pool,

coffee shop and lounge bar.

Wed 12 September £789

8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL

Insurance: £35

See, Paznaun Valley, Austria

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for travel to Dover and the short sea crossing to

Calais. Evening meal on arrival at Hotel Arlux near

Arlon, Belgium.

Day 2: We continue our journey through Germany,

crossing into Austria and arriving at See in time for

evening meal.

Continental

We are delighted to once again introduce this lovely tour to See in the Paznaun Valley, a favourite

with Galloway clients over the last 25 years. We return to the Hotel Mallaun, where we are assured of a

warm welcome from the Mallaun family at their richly decorated 4-star hotel. Situated in the centre of the

village, the hotel is ideally located for relaxing walks into the surrounding countryside and at the foot of

the cable car up to the grazing meadows high in the mountains.

Innsbruck

See

Day 3: A morning excursion to Innsbruck, the capital of

the Tyrol, with time to explore Maria Theresien Strasse

or the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets and

famous Golden Roof. We continue to elegant Seefeld in

time for lunch (not included) and a leisurely afternoon

before returning to our hotel.

Day 4: An excursion along the awe inspiring Kaunertal

Glacier Road, high into the mountains. Perhaps take a

cable car to the mountain restaurant where skiers

can be seen every day of the year.

Day 5: A leisurely scenic excursion along the Inn

Valley and over the Arlberg Pass to Lech. We return to

St. Anton, a popular winter ski centre that returns to a

more moderate pace during the summer, and offers

a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops along

with stunning scenery.

Day 6: A spectacular excursion into the Silvretta High

Road. Glaciers, high peaks, mountain villages, lakes,

flora and fauna make this the outstanding excursion

of the tour.

Day 7: A free day to relax in the village of See. Take

the local bus into nearby Landeck or perhaps ride the

cable car high into the surrounding mountains for

some breathtaking scenery.

Day 8: We bid farewell to the Mallaun family and

commence our return journey through Germany to our

overnight hotel near Arlon with evening meal on arrival.

Day 9: Departing from Arlon after breakfast we head

for Calais to join a short sea crossing to Dover with a

mid-evening return to East Anglia where our door-todoor

service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Please note excursions are subject to local weather conditions.

Hotel Mallaun, See, Paznaun Valley, Austria (6 Nights) qeyo[

A 4-star hotel in a tranquil village setting owned and managed by the Mallaun family.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, hairdryer, trouser press and mini-bar.

The cosy, rustic restaurant offers a choice of hearty evening meals and buffet breakfast.

Amenities include a relaxing bar and lounge areas with occasional evening entertainment along with an

outdoor swimming pool and patio area.

Sat 25 August £669 • 9 Days / 8 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £110 • Insurance: £37

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Continental

Florence & Tuscan Hills – Sienna & Pisa

Montecatini Terme is an elegant thermal spa town located midway between Lucca and Florence.

This attractive town offers lovely public gardens, beautiful spa buildings and a bustling heart with excellent

shops and cafes. It is perfectly located for our excursions featured on this tour to such a beautiful part of Italy.

Florence

Day 1: Early morning departure and travel to Dover for

lunchtime ferry to Calais. We continue to Saarbrucken

for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast at the 3-star

Victor’s Residenz Hotel.

Day 2: Continue after breakfast to Italy, arriving in the

northern lakes for overnight dinner and breakfast at the

3-star Hotel Milan Speranza in Stresa on Lake Maggiore.

Day 3: Today we complete our journey via the Tuscan

Hills for panoramic views of Chianti country, arriving in

Pisa

Montecatini to check in to our hotel for 5 night’s dinner

and breakfast including a welcome drink.

Days 4-7: Whilst in Montecatini, the following

programme is included:

Free day in this famous spa town to enjoy the

delightful parks and gardens, explore the local shops

or take an optional funicular cable car ride to the

ancient town of Montecatini Alto.

Excursion by train to Florence, including guided

morning city tour. See the Duomo, colourful Ponte

Vecchio or visit one of the superb galleries –

Florence is a favourite with art lovers.

Full day to Puccini’s birthplace Lucca with its 16th

Century walls and narrow medieval streets. Continue to

Pisa, home of the world famous ‘leaning tower’ and a

spectacular cathedral which is also worth a visit.

Excursion to the beautiful medieval city of Siena,

take a stroll around the magnificent ‘Piazza del Campo’

and explore the fine local shops. Later, enjoy an included

afternoon visit to the famous Chianti region with a

tasting of wine and olive oil with bruschetta at a

local vineyard.

Day 8: Depart after breakfast and travel back into

France for overnight dinner and breakfast at the 3-star

Mercure Hotel Mulhouse-Sausheim.

Day 9: After breakfast, we continue across France to the

Lille region for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast at

the 3-star Hotel de Acacias.

Day 10: We return to Calais for an early afternoon

sailing to Dover. Expected arrival home will be late

evening.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

Hotel Ercolini & Savi, Montecatini, Italy (5 Nights) qey[

This traditional 4-star standard hotel is located in the centre of town and proved popular with

our clients for its quality cuisine and elegant amenities.

During the summer, guests can relax on the outdoor terrace or enjoy a short stroll into the main square

4-course dinners are served including a traditional Tuscan candlelight dinner.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and air conditioning.

Hotel facilities include a lift, bar and restaurant.

Sun 17 June £999 • 10 Days / 9 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £144 • Insurance: £38

Magnificent

Lake Garda

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Lake Garda is the largest and most enchanting of

the Italian Lakes and by popular demand we base

our holiday in the charming village of Torbole.

Nestling beneath towering crags at the northern end

of the lake, Torbole has a pretty little harbour from

where cruisers ply the lake, a pebble beach, shops,

restaurants, cafes and a small lakeside promenade,

where our hotel is located. Our holiday offers

excursions to Venice, Verona and the Dolomites

along with an optional cruise on Lake Garda itself.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for the drive to Folkestone for a Eurotunnel

transfer to Calais (*September departure travels out

and return by short sea ferry from Dover). We continue

to Germany and the 3-star Novotel Kaiserslautern in

time for evening meal.

Day 2: We continue our journey into the mountains

of Austria and across the Brenner Pass into Italy,

arriving in Torbole for a stay of 6 nights.

Day 3: A day at leisure in Torbole sul Garda.

Day 4: Today we have an included excursion to the

magnificent city of Venice, an experience not to be

missed.

Day 5: A day excursion into the spectacular North

Italian Alps to experience the majestic scenery of this

stunning mountain range.

Day 6: A leisurely coach excursion to the southern end

of Lake Garda where you may take a boat cruise on the

lake (fare approx. €16) which will provide you with

some never to be forgotten views.

Day 7: A free day in Torbole. Alternatively, join the

coach for an excursion to Verona, with its famous

amphitheatre.

Day 8: We leave Italy for the return drive across

Austria and Germany to the Novotel Kaiserslautern in

time for evening meal and overnight stay.


Day 9: Continuing through France to Calais we join a

late afternoon Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone

(*September departure returns by short sea ferry to

Dover) with a mid-evening return to East Anglia where

our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you

to your home.

Hotel Caravel, Torbole

sul Garda (6 Nights)

qeti[

Lake Garda

This modern and comfortable hotel is situated

approximately 200 metres from the centre of

Torbole and a short stroll from the lakeside.

All modern bedrooms are en suite with balcony,

air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar and hairdryer.

Amenities include a lift, restaurant, bar, small

terrace and outdoor swimming pools.

Choice of menu each evening followed by tea or

coffee apart from first night and a Gala Dinner.

Sat 23 June £689 • Sat 8 September £739

9 Days / 8 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £140

Insurance: £37

Lake Garda

Italian Lakes Medley

Maggiore, Lugano, Como & Orta

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join

our coach for the drive to Dover, where we board a

lunchtime ferry crossing to Calais, including vouchers for

on board lunch. We continue into Germany, travelling

to Saarbrucken for overnight bed and breakfast at the

3-star Mercure Hotel Sud, stopping en route for

optional evening meal.

Day 2: Departing after breakfast, we continue through

Switzerland and across the Italian border to arrive on

Lake Maggiore for 5 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast

in Baveno or Stresa.

Days 3-6: Whilst in Italy, the following programme

is included;

A free day in resort to relax at the hotel or enjoy a

stroll along the lakeside. We include a cruise on Lake

Maggiore between resorts and will be arranged to

suit location of our hotel.

A scenic day taking in two of the region’s most

beautiful lakes spanning 2 countries. We travel towards

the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, passing the

castles of Cannero en route to Lake Lugano. Enjoy a

break here amidst the palm and cypress trees before

heading to Lake Como to enjoy some free time in Como

with its famous silk shops and stunning backdrop of

mountains and flower-decked gardens.

Another day – another lake! We travel to the shores of

pretty Lake Orta, enjoying a stop in Omegna to browse

the traditional market. Later, we continue to the town

of Orta, a medieval gem lined with quaint streets

overlooking the neighbouring island of St.Guilio, which

can be reached by optional boat transfer.

Continental

Lake Maggiore is an idyllic retreat where magnificent mountains plunge to the lakeside and grand villas

lie secluded behind palm trees and lush gardens. We also include a visit to Lake Orta, nestled within the

mountains above Lake Maggiore, an unspoilt gem complete with towering peaks, lush forests, sparkling

waters and the magical San Giulio Islands.

Lake Orta

Zacchera Hotels, Baveno, Italy (5 Nights) qyi[

Excursion aboard the ‘Lake Maggiore Express’ for

a day of glorious mountain and lakeland scenery.

Departing from Stresa, enjoy an included cruise across

the waters of Maggiore with lunch on board as we sail

to Locarno. A brief stop here before boarding the Cento

Valli train for included railway trip through the ‘One

Hundred Valleys’ to Domodossola. Re-join the coach

and return to hotel.

Day 7: Departing our hotel after breakfast we return to

Germany for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast at the

3-star Mercure Hotel Sud in Saarbrucken.

Day 8: We continue our homeward journey to Calais

for the ferry crossing back to Dover, and return to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will be

waiting to return you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

The Zacchera group is a collection of privately owned hotels on the lakeside offering lovely

views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains.

As well as superb guest facilities featuring indoor and outdoor amenities, a number of hotels make the most

of their setting with public rooms offering panoramic views across the lake.

Hotel facilities include a lift, bar and restaurant.

Sat 21 July £875 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £146.50 • Insurance: £35

Lake Maggiore

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Italy’s Tyrolean Dolomites

The villages of Fondo and adjacent Malosco lie in a landscape of incomparable natural beauty and harmony,

situated on a plateau at the foot of Mount Penegal in the Dolomites Non Valley at Trentino. Framed to the

north by the mountains of the Maddalene group and to the south by the majestic rock faces of the Brenta

Dolomites, this unique setting offers breathtaking scenery.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for the drive to Dover and short sea crossing to

France. We continue through Belgium into Germany for

dinner and overnight accommodation at the 3-star

Novotel Hotel Kaiserslautern.

Day 2: An early start as we continue our journey

through Germany and into the mountains of Austria,

crossing the Brenner Pass to reach Italy and our hotel

during the evening for a welcome drink with our hosts.

Day 3: A leisurely day with opportunity to explore

Fondo or perhaps take a walk through the surrounding

countryside. Why not take the 15 minute stroll from the

hotel, through the gorge to the emerald green waters of

Lake Smeraldo set against the backdrop of fir and larch

tree woods and the glorious Brenta Dolomites.

Day 4: Today’s excursion takes us to Lake Garda and a

visit to Riva with time to perhaps take a cruise on the

Lake Garda

lake (cost not included). In the afternoon we travel to

the lakeside town of Malcesine, which lies in the

shadow of an imposing medieval castle.

Day 5: A full day excursion through some dramatic

Alpine landscapes with jagged snow-capped peaks and

colourful meadows alive with wild flowers. We will visit

Madonna di Campiglio high in the Brenta Dolomites

and also the lake of Molveno.

Day 6: A mid-morning departure from our hotel for the

short drive to Bolzano with ample time to explore and

purchase lunch. In the afternoon we visit the beautiful

Tyrolean lake in Caldaro and complete our day with

included wine tasting in a local Tyrolean cantina.

Day 7: Following some free time, we depart our hotel

late morning for an excursion to the beautiful spa town

of Merano, nestling in the Dolomites. Merano has some

beautiful Austrian architecture and numerous little

shops. Our journey will take us through some of the

most breathtaking scenery in this area.

Day 8: An early departure from Italy as we commence

our return drive across Austria and into Germany to

the Novotel Kaiserslautern for overnight half board

accommodation.

Day 9: We return to Calais for a late afternoon short

sea crossing to Dover and our journey back to East

Anglia where our door-to-door service will be waiting

to return you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with other CITO members.

Hotel Lady Maria, Fondo or Hotel Panorama, Malosco, Italy (6 Nights)

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Both sister hotels are traditional 3-star friendly, family run hotels.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe.

Amenities include a restaurant serving traditional Italian and international cuisine, a bar, lounge and lifts.

Leisure facilities include a new spa area with a small indoor swimming pool. (A small charge is payable direct

to the hotel.

Sat 1 September £589 • 9 Days / 8 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £120 • Insurance: £37

Dolomites

Glacier Express

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Austria, Switzerland

& the Glacier Express

Switzerland’s Glacier

Express follows a

panoramic route through

outstanding alpine scenery.

This new two-centre tour for 2012 includes a stay in

the historic Austrian town of Feldkirch, a trip on the

Glacier Express and a stay in a very traditional Swiss

hotel on a glorious plateau close to Lake Lucerne.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach

for the drive to Dover and lunchtime ferry crossing to

Calais. We continue to Saarlouis for overnight dinner,

bed and breakfast at the 3-star Victors Residenz Hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast, we continue our journey via the

Black Forest and Lake Constance into Austria and arrive

in the resort of Feldkirch to check in to our hotel for

2 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast including a

welcome drink.

Day 3: Full day in Feldkirch, travelling by local transport

into the town centre to enjoy a guided walking tour of

this historic town.

Day 4: Depart after breakfast and travel into

Switzerland, making our way to Davos to join the

famous Glacier Express train. Enjoy a scenic experience

onboard as we travel to Andermatt with dramatic views

along the way. We re-join our coach and transfer to

Flüeli-Ranft to check in to our hotel for 3 night’s dinner,

bed and breakfast including a welcome drink.

Day 5: A full day excursion into the magnificent

Bernese Oberland, travelling via the Brunig Pass to visit

Interlaken with time for optional lunch or a cruise.

Later, we continue to the woodcarving village of Brienz,

before returning via Meiringen which is home to

the famous meringue dessert.

Day 6: An excursion to the shores of Lake Lucerne

with some free time in the pretty waterside city of

Lucerne to see the beautiful old town and picturepostcard

‘Chapel Bridge’. Later, we enjoy an included


cruise from Lucerne across the lake to Beckenreid to

re-join the coach and return to our hotel.

Day 7: Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel

back to Saarlouis for overnight dinner, bed and

breakfast at the 3-star Victors Residenz Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast, we return to Calais for an early

afternoon return ferry crossing back to Dover and on

to East Anglia where our door-to-door service will take

you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

Hotel Weisses Kreuz,

Feldkirch, Austria (2 Nights)

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This 4-star standard hotel is situated a short drive

from the town centre and prides itself on superb

hospitality and service.

The hotel offers regular entertainment throughout

the year and all guests are bid a fond farewell

with a gift on departure.

Hotel facilities include a lift, bar and restaurant.

Hotel Paxmontana, Flüeli-

Ranft, Switzerland (3 Nights)

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This 3-star standard historic hotel enjoys an idyllic

village location and is entirely wooden in

structure, built in the dramatic and traditional

style of the region.

The hotel has recently been extensively refurbished

to provide excellent accommodation standards

with all of its original character and charm.

All bedrooms with balcony and mountain views.

Hotel facilities include a lift, bar and restaurant.

Sat 8 September £929

8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £110

Insurance: £35

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for the drive to Dover, where we board a morning

ferry to Calais. We continue through France to Germany

and the 3-star Mercure Hotel near Saarbrücken for

dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: After breakfast, we continue our journey to Italy

and the splendour of Lake Como, known as one of the

prettiest lakes in Northern Italy. We arrive at our hotel

in the lakeside resort of Cadenabbia in time for dinner

and a stay of 6 nights.

Day 3: Enjoy a day at leisure relaxing at the hotel,

which overlooks the lake and the pretty village of

Bellagio on the opposite shore. Perhaps take a boat trip

on the lake, or just relax in one of the many lakeside

cafes (cost not included).

Day 4: Our excursion today takes us to one of the

region’s most majestic destinations, Lake Maggiore and

the picturesque resort of Stresa. The largest resort on the

lake, Stresa has retained its character with 18th century

villas and cobbled streets, lined with colourful shops.

Why not take a trip across to the pretty Borromeo

Islands, set in the centre of the lake, and if you love

gardens, don’t forget the beautiful Villa Taranto

(ferry and entrance fees not included).

Day 5: Today we have a full day excursion over the

Swiss border to Lugano. Lying on a bay on the northern

side of Lake Lugano, this lovely city is framed on all

sides by wooded, sugar-loaf hills rising from the water.

Lugano has numerous parks, Italianate piazzas and

arcades along with a delightful promenade.

Day 6: This morning we catch a boat from near the

hotel and take an included southerly cruise on Lake

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Crystal Waters of the Italian Lakes

The beautiful Lake Como is possibly the most dramatic of the lakes, boasting a colourful shoreline

framed by a magnificent mountain backdrop. Cadenabbia is a delightful village situated on the western

shore of the lake in a sheltered position beneath the Sasso di San Marino, with breathtaking views across the

lake. A popular retreat, it offers a regular ferry service to the nearby resorts of Bellagio, Como and Varenna.

Our itinerary includes excursions to Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Milan and a boat trip on Lake Como.

Lake Maggiore

Como to the town of Como with its bustling centre.

Later we rejoin our coach and follow the western shore

of the lake to the neoclassical Villa Carlotta located near

our hotel, with its large landscaped gardens (entrance

included), home to many rare plant species.

Day 7: A second free day in Cadenabbia. Alternatively,

join our coach for an excursion to the city of Lecco,

situated on the south eastern tip of Lake Como. Enjoy

a coffee at one of the many cafes or visit one of a

number of museums, alternatively head for Piazza

Manzoni for some retail therapy (costs not included).

Day 8: After breakfast, we bid farewell to Lake Como

and commence our return journey to Mercure Hotel

near Saarbrücken for dinner, overnight accommodation

and breakfast.

Day 9: We continue our homeward journey to Calais for

a short sea ferry crossing back to Dover, and return to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will be

waiting to return you home

Grand Hotel, Cadenabbia, Italy (6 Nights) qeato[

This delightful and traditional 4-star hotel is situated on the lakeside in Cadenabbia,

offering commanding views over the lake and Bellagio.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities and feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe.

Facilities include spacious public areas on the ground floor, a rooftop bar and restaurant offering spectacular

views across the lake, a lift, sauna and gym.

Sat 18 August £849 • 9 Days / 8 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £180 • Insurance: £37

Lake Como

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Slovenia’s Stunning Coastline

We are delighted to offer this new tour for 2012 staying in

Portoroz with wonderful hotels and a tranquil location in the

Harbour of Piran. This small resort has a reputation for its

excellent wellness facilities where people from all over Europe come to relax and

be pampered. Highlights include a day trip to neighbouring Croatia, an included

cruise along the stunning Slovenian Coastline and visits to the breathtaking

Postonja Caves and Lipizanner Stud Farm.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Dover and

a late morning ferry to Calais. We continue through France to our hotel, the 3-star

Novotel Metz Hauconcourt in time for evening meal and overnight stay.

Day 2: We continue our journey south east through Germany to the 4-star Alpenclub

Hotel in Schliersee for our second night’s half board accommodation.

Day 3: Leaving Germany we continue our journey through Austria and into Slovenia

to Portoroz and our allocated hotel where we enjoy the next 6 night’s

accommodation. A welcome drink is followed by this evening’s meal.

Day 4: A day at leisure to relax and explore Portoroz. Perhaps wander around the

harbour or explore the chic shops or simply just enjoy the splendid facilities on offer

at our hotel. This evening entrance to the casino is included.

Day 5: After breakfast we head to the breathtaking Postojna Caves. These huge

caves are some of the largest in Europe and well worth a tour to see the amazing

Portoroz

Slovenia’s coastline

rock formations. Later, we continue to Lipica to see the beautiful Lipizzaner

horses that are bred at the Lipica Stud Farm.

Day 6: Today we take a boat trip to Piran and Izola, along the coast

from Porteroz, these pretty towns are wonderful to explore with narrow cobbled

streets, historic piazzas and great atmosphere.

Day 7: This morning we cross the border into Croatia to visit Rovinj. Wander the

cobbled streets, peruse the market stalls, and make your way up to the hilltop

for some truly magnificent views.

Day 8: A further free day at leisure in Portoroz.

Day 9: We must sadly depart Slovenia and retrace our steps north through

Austria and into Germany for

overnight accommodation and

breakfast at the Alpenclub

Schliersee.

Day 10: We continue westwards

through Germany and return to

the Novotel Metz Hauconcourt

for our final night’s dinner and

accommodation.

Day 11: After breakfast, we

journey to Calais for a midafternoon

sailing to Dover,

continuing on to East Anglia

where our door-to-door service

awaits to return you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with other

CITO members.

Lifeclass Resort Hotel Riviera or Slovenia,

Portoroz (6 Nights) qrtio[

Centrally located in Portoroz overlooking the bay, these two

4-star standard hotels offer excellent accommodation and a good range of

facilities ideal for a relaxing holiday.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, air conditioning and hairdryer.

The vast wellness centre offers swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and its

own Thai and Indian massage centre.

Sat 15 September £939 • 11 Days /10 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £180 • Insurance: £39

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Best of Norway, a Fjordland Odyssey

This comprehensive tour of Norway includes Fjords,

lakes, rivers, glaciers, waterfalls and high mountain

passes. Highlights included Flam and “Norway in a

Nutshell”, the Sognefjell Mountain Pass and Stalheim.

Day 1: Late morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive

to Harwich and an overnight sailing to Esbjerg with 2-bedded (low berth)

en suite window cabin included. No meals on board are included.

Day 2: We arrive at Denmark at lunch time and continue on to the 3-star standard

Scandic Plaza Hotel, Arhus for overnight buffet dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 3: We continue our journey through Denmark travelling to Hirtsals via North

Jutland for a lunch time fast-craft sailing to Kristiansand in southern Norway. On

arrival in Norway, we continue through the Setesdal Valley to Hovden for overnight

set menu and breakfast at the 3-star standard Hovdestoylen Lodge Hotel.

Day 4: Today we take the Haukelifell Mountain Road to Sorfjord, enjoying a break in

Odda before travelling along Hardangerfjord through Lofthus and Kinsarvik to take

the ferry from Brimnes over to Bruravik. We complete our journey north towards

Gudvangen and arrive at our hotel in Stalheim for 2 nights buffet dinner and breakfast.

Day 5: A full day’s excursion including local coach, ferry and train to enjoy the

famous ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ experience. The day includes a fjord cruise along

Naeroyfjord between cliffs, free time in Flam and a scenic railway journey to Myrdal

taking in unforgettable mountain and waterfall scenery. Tonight, there is an included

guided tour of the hotel’s private Folk Museum for an insight into old Norse

homes and farmstead.

Day 6: A scenic day travelling over the Vik mountains to Vik, where we have an

included visit to the Hopperstad Stave Church, one of Norway’s iconic traditional

wooden churches. We continue our journey to Vagnes where we take a ferry to

Hella and travel via Kvinna Waterfall to Sogndal, where we will have short time for

sightseeing. The last part of today’s excursion takes us along the Sognefjell Mountain

Road, the highest mountain pass in Europe before arriving at our hotel in Elveseter

for overnight stay including buffet/choice menu dinner & breakfast at the 3-star

standard Turisthotell.

Day 7: We travel down from Sognefell to Lom and taking in some fantastic views

along the way as we descend to Geiranger, one of the most famous villages in the

fjords. We have some free time here to explore before taking an included cruise

along Geirangerfjord to Hellesylt. We rejoin our coach and travel via Lake Hornindal,

Stryn and the Innfjord to Leon for a stay of 2 night’s buffet dinner and breakfast.

Day 8: A scenic mystery excursion today in the heart of the awe-inspiring Fjords.

We will keep you guessing as to whether there will be a cruise, an attraction visit

or even a gourmet event. Just wait and see!

Day 9: We depart Loen and journey via Skei, where we have chance to visit the

famous gift shop and pick up a gift or two before enjoying a stop at Boyabreen.

This is a renowned beauty spot with outstanding views of Jostedal Glacier. Later, we

have an included visit to Norwegian Glacier Museum to watch a film show and see

the glacier exhibits on show. We progress via Fjaerland viewpoint and cross by ferry

from Manhelleer to Fodness and through the World’s longest road tunnel to Voss

for 2 nights buffet/choice menu dinner and breakfast.

Norwegian Fjords

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Day 10: A leisurely day to explore Voss, which stands on the shores of Lake

Vossevangen. Why not visit the historic 13th century church, take a stroll along

the lakeside promenade or visit the local shops for some souvenirs.

Day 11: We leave Voss and take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Kvanndal

to Utne. We drive along the western shore of the fjord, famous for its fruit orchards

taking a break in Odda. We carry on our journey along the Haukelifjell High Mountain

Pass before descending into the Telemark region and driving through the Setesdal

Valley for an overnight buffet/choice

menu dinner and breakfast at

Norwegian Fjords

Kristiansand.

Day 12: We have an early start to

take a morning fast craft crossing

back to Hirtshals. We continue

through Denmark to Esbjerg to

board the overnight ferry sailing

back to the UK with 2-bedded

(low berth) en suite window cabin

included. No meals on board are

included.

Day 13: We return to Harwich

at lunch time and retrace our steps

home, arriving late afternoon where

our door-to-door service home.

Some hotels will confirm if dinner is a

buffet or choice menu on arrival.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow

CITO member Eddie Brown Tours.

The Stalheim Hotel, Stalheim (2 Nights)

This 4-star standard hotel boasts a stunning hilltop position

with view of the 3 surrounding valleys.

All bedrooms are en suite.

Amenities include a restaurant, terrace, gardens and its own Folk Museum.

Loenfjord Hotel, Leon (2 Nights)

This 3-star standard hotel is located on the water’s edge

in beautiful, magnificent mountain scenery.

All bedrooms are en suite, cable TV, radio & telephone.

Amenities include bar, lounge and terrace.

Fleischers Hotel, Voss (2 Nights)

This 4-star standard hotel is built in attractive traditional

Norwegian style.

All bedrooms are en suite.

Amenities include a restaurant, terrace and indoor swimming pool.

Tues 21 August £1699 • 13 Days /10 Nights Half Board &

2 Night Cabin Only • Single Room / Cabin Supp.: £358

2 Ferry Breakfasts & Dinner: £80 • Insurance: £50

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Cantabria & The Picos de Europa

Cantabria in Northern Spain is often known as ‘Switzerland by

the Sea’ for its magnificent sandy beaches leading to green

meadows, river valleys and dramatic mountain peaks. Our

4-star hotel near Santona is an ideal base to explore the Picos de Europa

Mountains and some of the area’s historic villages including Santillana del

Mar where we enjoy a tapas lunch.

Day 1: Early morning collection from home to join the coach and travel to

Portsmouth/Plymouth for the afternoon Brittany Ferries mini-cruise to Santander in

Northern Spain. Evening free to relax and enjoy the many on-board facilities of this

superb cruise ferry (meals payable on board).

Day 2: After a lunchtime arrival in Santander, we make the short journey to our hotel

Juan de la Cosa near Santona where we stay for seven nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 3: A full day excursion to the Picos de Europa mountain range. We take a scenic

journey to the market town of Potes, before continuing to Fuente Dé where, subject to

good weather, there will be an opportunity to take a spectacular cable car ride into the

mountains (cost approx. £10.00 payable locally).

Day 4: Morning at leisure in Santona. Later we take the coastal road to the small

town of Castro Urdiales, a small fishing town dominated by its enormous Gothic

cathedral near the Basque border.

Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast we head to the pretty village of Santillana del Mar.

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Santillana is famous for its medieval buildings and

cobbled streets, and is best described as a living museum. After an included tapas

lunch, we continue via Comillas to San Vicente De La Barquera, completing our day

of art, history and nature of the western coast of Cantabria.

Day 6: A full day excursion including Cohicillos, Reinosa, the Alton Campoo area and

the Roman ruins of Juliobriga. Bordering the Dam of Ebro we arrive at the Puerto del

Escudo and descend through the valley of Toranzo to Castameda.

Day 7: Departing our hotel after breakfast we drive to nearby Cicero where we board

the FEVE narrow gauge railway for a spectacular journey through the Cantabrian

Hinterland to Bilbao. This lively city is the capital of the Basque region and more

recently, home to the amazing Guggenheim Museum, as famous for its incredible

architecture as for its wide range of modern art exhibits. We return to Santana by

coach later this afternoon.

Day 8: A free day to relax in Santona with the chance to purchase some last minute

souvenirs or to enjoy the beach.

Day 9: We depart our hotel after breakfast and journey to Santander with free time to

explore this picturesque coastal resort. Later we board the Brittany Ferries sailing for

Portsmouth/Plymouth (meals payable on board).

Day 10: On arrival in Portsmouth/Plymouth at breakfast time (not included), we rejoin

our coach for the return journey to East Anglia where our door-to-door service will be

waiting to return you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with other CITO operators.

Hotel Juan de la Cosa, Santona (7 Nights)

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Situated in a fabulous position within private gardens, with

lovely terraces and delightful sea views, adjacent to the lovely unspoilt beach

at Playa de Berria.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned with en suite facilities, satellite TV, radio,

hairdryer and telephone.

Heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium, sauna and games room.

Lift to all floors.

Brittany Ferries ‘Pont Aven’ (2 Nights)

This 40,000 tonne vessel represents the very latest in cruise ferry

technology and offers unrivalled levels of comfort on services to

Spain with a scheduled crossing time of only 18 hours.

On-board facilities include a swimming pool with retractable roof, restaurants,

bars, cinema and even a shopping arcade.

Accommodation in 2-berth inside cabins (bunks) equipped with private shower,

WC and washbasin is included. 2-bedded cabins are available at a supplement

(see below).

Meal arrangements are at your own expense

Sun 23 September £749 • 10 Days / 7 Nights Half Board plus 1 lunch &

2 Nights Cabin Only • Single Room/Cabin Supp.: £170

2 Bedded Inside Cabin Supp: £38 • Insurance: £38

Roses & Costa Brava

We are delighted to return to the lovely resort of Roses situated on the

Costa Brava, one of Spain’s most attractive areas on the Mediterranean coast

with miles of fine golden bays between rocky headlands for superb sunbathing

and swimming. Set around a sweeping bay overlooked by the headlands, the

old town of Roses has many interesting shops, bars and cafes, and there is still

a hive of activity at the harbour every afternoon as the fleet returns from the

day’s fishing.

Costa Brava

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for travel to Dover for a midmorning

short sea crossing to Calais. We continue through France to the Kyriad Hotel,

Dijon for overnight bed and breakfast, making an evening meal stop en route

(not included).

Day 2: We continue our journey south after breakfast, to arrive at the Hotel

Mediterraneo Park, Roses in time for evening meal and a stay of 6 nights.

Days 3-7: At leisure in Roses. During our stay, the following excursions will be offered:

A spectacular scenic excursion over the mountains of the Parc Natural de Cap de

Creus to the pretty village of Cadaques.

An excursion to the county town of Figueres with its Thursday Market. It is also

home to the Salvador Dali Museum (cost not included) which is well worth a visit.

Our driver will also offer an optional boat cruise along the coastline (payment

due locally).

Day 8: We depart our hotel

Cadaques

after breakfast and retrace

our steps to our hotel in

Dijon for overnight bed

and breakfast, making

an evening meal stop en

route (not included).

Day 9: We continue our

drive to Calais for an early

evening short sea ferry to

Dover returning to East

Anglia by late evening,

where our door-to-door

service will return you to

your home.

Hotel Mediterraneo Park, Roses, Spain (6 Nights)

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The 4-star standard Hotel Mediterraneo Park Hotel is situated in

the Santa Margarita area of Rosas and boasts its own gardens with outdoor

swimming pool and terrace bar.

The beach and town centre are located within walking distance.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning and a

safety deposit box.

Amenities include lifts to all floors, a restaurant serving buffet-style meals,

sauna, gymnasium, Jacuzzi and games room.

Sat 8 September £569 • 9 Days / 6 Nights Half Board,

2 Nights B&B • Single Room Supp.: £150 • Insurance: £37

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Calella & Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada, which means Golden coast, has 250km of fine golden

beaches. This region of Spain is one of the most attractive areas on the

Spanish Mediterranean coast. Our holiday is based in the small but lively resort

of Calella. Whilst you are in Calella why not take a walk along the vast stretch

of golden sands or visit the historic old quarter to see the ancient buildings in

old-style narrow street or visit the beautiful Dalmau natural park. Calella is

ideal for a relaxing summer holiday.

Day 1: Morning collection from home for travel to Dover for a mid-morning short ferry

crossing to Calais and on to the Kyriad Hotel, Quetigny for overnight bed & breakfast

accommodation, making an evening meal stop en route (not included).

Day 2: Continuing our journey through France and into Spain, we arrive in Calella in

time for evening meal and a stay of 7 nights.

Day 3-8: During your stay the following optional excursions will be offered:

An excursion to Barcelona, the second largest Spanish city, including a guided tour.

(£20 per person).

An excursion into the Catalonia hinterland (£12 per person).

A drive along the Costa Brava coastline taking in the picturesque resorts of

Tossa, lloret and Blanes.

(£12 per person).

Costa Brava Coastline

Day 9: We say farewell to

Calella after breakfast and

retrace our steps to the Kyriad

Hotel, Quetigny for overnight

bed and breakfast, making a

stop for evening meal en

route (not included).

Day 10: We continue our

journey to Calais for an early

evening short sea ferry

crossing to Dover returning to

East Anglia by late evening,

where our door-to-door

service awaits to return you

to your home.

Costa Brava Coastline

Hotel Kaktus Playa, Calella, Spain (7 Nights)

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This contemporary air-conditioned 3-star hotel is situated in the

heart of Calella, only a 100 metre stroll to the beach and 300 metres from

the shops.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone

and safe.

The pleasant and spacious restaurant offers wide range of well prepared

buffet-style meals.

The hotel also has 2 bars, lifts to all floors, indoor and outdoor swimming pools,

gym, jacuzzi and sauna.

Fri 18 May £539 • 10 Days / 7 Nights Half Board,

2 Nights B&B • Single Room Supp.: £180 • Insurance: £38

Tossa de Mar & Costa Brava

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We are pleased to offer this new resort for 2012 based in Tossa de Mar,

one of Costa Brava's most attractive resorts. Overlooked by the distinctive tower

of the medieval castle, this old town still maintains the character of a typical

fishing village. Wander through the quaint cobbled streets of the old town and

discover a vast selection of shops selling all kinds of local craft, plus lots of

open air cafes and bars.

Tossa de Mar

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for travel to Dover for a

mid-morning short sea crossing to Calais. We continue through France to the

Novotel Hotel, Dijon for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 2: Continuing our journey through France we arrive in Tossa de Mar in time

for evening meal and a stay of 5 nights.

Days 3-6: At leisure in Tossa de Mar. During your stay the following interesting

optional excursions will be offered:

A scenic drive along the Costa Brava

Barcelona

coastline with sandy bays and rocky

headlands taking in Lloret, Blanes

and Calella (£12 per person).

An excursion to Barcelona with

a guided tour of Spain’s second

largest city (£20 per person).

A day excursion into the Catalonia

hinterland including a visit to the medieval

town of Besalu (£12 per person).

Day 7: We depart our hotel after breakfast

and retrace our steps to the hotel in the

Dijon area for overnight dinner, bed and

breakfast.

Day 8: Continuing our drive to Calais for

an early evening short sea ferry crossing

to Dover and a late evening return to East

Anglia, where our door-to-door service

awaits to return you to your home.

Golden Hotel Bahia de Tossa & Spa. Tossa de

Mar, Spain (5 Nights) qartuio[

This 4-star standard hotel offers every modern comfort and is

part of the respected Golden Hotels Group.

The hotel is located approx. 10 minutes walk (800 metres) from Tossa’s beach

and narrow streets of the old town.

All rooms at the Golden Bahía have a furnished balcony, en suite facilities, air-

conditioning, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include lifts to all floors, a spacious restaurant, bar and sun terraces

with sun loungers.

Leisure facilities include a jacuzzi, sauna, gym, indoor swimming pool and

outdoor pools (small fee payable for inside leisure facilities).

Sat 6 October £579 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £140 • Insurance: £35

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Autumn in the Black Forest

& Alsace Villages

The Black Forest offers wooded mountains, lush meadows, pine clad hills, rushing rivers, gentle streams and

traditional villages where houses have long sloping roofs – truly an idyllic place. Our hotel is situated in

extensive quiet parklands between Freiburg and the lakeside village of Titisee and is well placed for touring

the area.

Day 1: Collection from home early evening by our doorto-door

service for travel to Harwich to join Stena Line’s

fantastic new Superferry Stena Hollandica for the overnight

crossing to Hook of Holland. Enjoy a leisurely

evening meal on board (included) before retiring to

your 2-berth inside cabins with private shower and

WC. (2-bedded outside cabins are available at a

supplement).

Day 2: Morning arrival in Holland and enjoy breakfast

(included) before we disembark around 08.00 to join

the Dutch motorway to travel south into Germany and

early evening arrival in the Black Forest. We have time

to relax before evening meal is served.

Day 3: A free day to enjoy your holiday surroundings.

With your complimentary KONUS card you can take

advantage of the local buses and trains free of charge.

This evening we visit the mountain inn at Nillhof for

a cookery demonstration of the local speciality –

Black Forest Gateau with coffee and a tasting!

Day 4: A day excursion around the Schwarzwald

Hohenstrasse (Black Forest High Road) with spectacular

scenery and visits to the chic spa resort of Baden-Baden,

Freudenstadt and a guided tour of the Alpirsbach

Brewery Museum (with tastings!).

Day 5: A day excursion across the border to the

beautiful French city of Strasbourg, with the many

historic half-timbered houses of Petit France, the modern

European Union buildings and majestic Cathedral .We

also include a fascinating one hour cruise around the

canal system.

Day 6: A short day excursion today as we head south

Freiburg

for a visit to a local glass-blower’s workshop then on

to the Vogtbauernhof Open Air Rural Museum. Discover

the impressive Black Forest farm houses, mills and

saw-mills, traditionally furnished rooms and barns.

Showing how the people lived over the past 400 years.

We also include a visit to a rural schnapps distillery for

a demonstration and tasting.

Day 7: We leave our hosts in the Black Forest for the

return drive to Hook of Holland and the overnight

sailing on Stena Line’s Stena Britannica. Again, evening

meal, 2-berth cabin and breakfast are included in your

tour cost.

Day 8: Morning arrival in Harwich, with breakfast

before we disembark and rejoin our coach for the

journey home, where our door-to-door service

returns you to your home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

Best Western Hofgut Sternen Hotel, Titisee, Germany (5 Nights)

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This modern 3-star hotel, set in extensive parklands in the heart of the picturesque Black Forest

between Freiburg and Titisee, is recommended for its friendly hosts and highly praised by previous clients.

All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV, telephone, trouser press and hairdryer.

Hotel facilities include a lift, bar and restaurant offering a choice of menus.

Sat 29 September £885 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £100 • Insurance: £35

Black Forest

Freudenstadt

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Northern Black Forest

This new tour takes us to the beautiful

Northern Black Forest, an area not

explored by Galloway for many years.

Green forest-clad hills over-looking meandering

rivers and streams, with cattle grazing and

farmers busy in the fields, one of the most

prominent crops being cherry trees.

Day 1: Collection from home early evening by our

door-to-door service for travel to Harwich to join Stena

Line’s fantastic new Superferry Stena Hollandica for

the over-night crossing to Hook of Holland. Enjoy a

leisurely evening meal on board (included) before

retiring to your 2-berth cabins with private shower

and WC. (2-bedded and outside cabins are available

at a supplement).

Day 2: Morning arrival in Holland and enjoy breakfast

(included) before we disembark around 08.00 to join

the Dutch motorway to travel south into Germany

and early evening arrival in the Black Forest.

Day 3: A free day to enjoy your holiday surroundings.

With your complimentary KONUS card you can take

advantage of the local buses and trains free of charge.

This evening we visit the mountain inn at Nillhof for

a cookery demonstration of the local speciality –

Black Forest Gateau with coffee and a tasting!

Day 4: A day excursion around the Schwarzwald

Hohenstrasse (Black Forest High Road) with spectacular

scenery and visits to the chic spa resort of Baden-

Baden, Freudenstadt and a guided tour of the

Alpirsbach Brewery Museum (with tastings!).

Day 5: A day excursion across the border to the

beautiful French city of Strasbourg, with the many

historic half-timbered houses of Petit France, the

modern European Union buildings and majestic

Cathedral. We include a fascinating one hour cruise

around the canal system.

Day 6: A short day excursion today as we head south

for a visit to a local glass-blower’s workshop then on

to the Vogtbauernhof Open Air Rural Museum. Discover


the impressive Black Forest farm houses, mills and

saw-mills, traditionally furnished rooms and barns.

Showing how the people lived over the past 400 years.

We also include a visit to a rural schnapps distillery

for a demonstration and tasting.

Day 7: We leave our hosts in the Black Forest for the

return drive to Hook of Holland and the overnight

sailing on Stena Line’s Stena Britannica, the sister

Superferry to Hollandica. Again evening meal, 2-bedded

cabin and breakfast are included in your tour price.

Day 8: Morning arrival in Harwich, with breakfast

before we disembark and rejoin our coach for the

journey home, where our door-to-door service

returns you to your door-step.

This tour is operated in conjunction with other CITO members.

Hotel Bären or Bären Stube,

Harmersbach Valley,

Germany (5 Nights)

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For our stay we will be

accommodated in the Hotel Bären or Bären Stube,

3-star standard hotels in the Harmersbach Valley.

Simply furnished in traditional style, the hotels are

renowned for their excellent standard of

hospitality and catering, and that real home

from home ambience.

Restaurant, large beer garden and cellar bar.

We include in our tour a dance evening to live

music and a folk-lore evening.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV and

hairdryer.

Lift.

Sat 2 June £599 • 8 Days / 5 Nights Half

Board/ 2 Nights half-board on ship

Single Room Supp.: £60

Insurance: £35

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for travel to Dover for a late morning ferry

crossing to France. We continue by motorway through

France and into Belgium for dinner and overnight

accommodation at the Hotel Arlux near Arlon.

Day 2: Continuing our journey, we travel across

Germany to the town of Bodenmais and our hotel

in time for evening meal, where we are met by our

local guide who will accompany us during our stay in

Bodenmais.

Day 3: A free day to relax and take in the crisp alpine

air. A sleepy town, nestled in the Bavarian Forest,

Bodenmais’ quaint streets are full of crystal and glass

shops. Why not visit the Joska factory (cost not included)

where you can watch crystal making demonstrations

and even blow your own glass!

Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we head to Kelheim

where we include a first visit the Hall of Liberation, a

memorial commemorating the victorious battles against

Napoleon in the Wars of Liberation. We have further free

time to explore this delightful town and time to obtain

lunch (not included) before taking an included afternoon

return cruise through the magnificent Danube Gorge to

Weltenburg.

Day 5: Today we venture over the border and through

the Czech countryside to the small city of Cesky

Krumlov, best known for its fine architecture and art.

Day 6: This morning we enjoy an included gondola car

ride up the Grosser Arber Mountain which offers some

outstanding views over the local area. After some free

time, we journey on the ‘Glasstrasse’ – the Glass

Road and visit Weinfurtner, one of the biggest glass

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Sparkling Treasures of the Bavarian Forest

Centred in the Bavarian town of Bodenmais, just a short distance from the Czech Republic, our

fascinating holiday takes in the area’s rich offerings including some of the world’s leading ornamental

glass manufacturers, along with excursions to the undiscovered town of Cesky Krumlov, a cruise on the

spectacular crystal boat from Passau, a cruise through the magnificent Danube Gorge between Kelheim

and Weltenburg and a gondola ride up the Grosser Arber.

Cesky Krumlov

Hotel Hubertus, Bodenmais (6 Nights) qtu[

making companies in the Bavarian Forest.

Day 7: This morning we head for Passau with free time

to explore the ‘City of 3 rivers’ with the opportunity to

listen to a morning organ recital on the largest church

organ in the world (small fee payable locally). This

afternoon, we enjoy an included cruise on the River

Danube to Upper-Austria and return to Passau on the

stunning Crystal Boat, exclusively made with Swarovski

crystals. We return to our hotel with time to relax before

evening dinner.

Day 8: We leave our hosts after breakfast for the return

journey through Germany and into Belgium to our

overnight hotel in Arlon.

Day 9: We continue through Belgium and France for a

late afternoon ferry to Dover, returning to East Anglia

by late evening where our door-to-door service will be

waiting to convey you to your home.

A traditional and well appointed family run 3-star hotel, just a short walk from the centre

of Bodenmais.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, safe and hairdryer.

Hotel facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant serving a buffet style breakfast and 3-course choice

menu evening meals.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium.

Sat 14 July £749 • 9 Days / 8 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £37

Hotel Hubertus

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Splendour of Saxony

Dresden, Praque & Elbe Valley

Dresden, capital of Saxony, is a beautiful city that lies on the River Elbe. The city and its surrounding towns

and villages feature lovingly restored historic centres. In Dresden see the Royal Palace, Hofkirche, Semper

Opera House and Zwinger. Beauty is part of every day life in Dresden, from the fine buildings to world class

museums. Our 4-star hotel has an excellent location close to the Elbe and the main attractions.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join

our coach for travel to Dover for a late morning ferry

crossing to France. We continue to Belgium for overnight

dinner, bed and breakfast at 4-star NH Hotel in Genk.

Day 2: After breakfast, we travel across the German

border and continue to Dresden to check in to our hotel

for 5 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast including a

welcome drink.

Days 3-6: Whilst in Germany, the following programme

is included:

A scenic excursion into Saxon Switzerland, a uniquely

beautiful landscape stretching along the banks of the

Elbe River featuring sandstone cliffs, the sweeping curve

of the river and traditional villages. We also include a

river cruise by paddle-steamer from Pirna to Bad

Schandau before our return to Dresden.

Day in Dresden including a guided tour of this

beautiful city which is the Saxon capital and home to

many majestic buildings including the Royal Palace,

Hofkirche and Semper Opera House. Later, there is free

time for optional lunch and further sightseeing.

A long, but rewarding day crossing into the Czech

Republic to visit the famous city of Prague where we

enjoy an included city tour to take in the sights such as

Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. Later, we have

some free time in the Old Town with its many pavement

cafes and interesting local shops.

A half day excursion to see one of the region’s most

famous treasures. We enjoy an included visit to the

Meissen Porcelain Factory where a tour of the workshop

shows how these beautiful pieces are made and the

excellent museum features over 3,000 exhibits. Later we

Zwinger Palace, Dresden

have some free time in this historic town with its halftimbered

houses, attractive town square and castle.

Day 7: Departing after breakfast we travel back across

Germany, returning to Belgium for overnight dinner,

bed and breakfast at the 4-star NH Hotel in Genk.

Day 8: We depart our hotel after breakfast and return

to Calais for an afternoon ferry crossing to Dover,

arriving back in East Anglia by mid-evening where our

door-to-door service will take you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

Maritim Hotel, Dresden, Germany (5 Nights) qayu[

This modern and luxurious 4-star standard hotel is positioned on the banks of the River Elbe,

a fine city centre location from which to take in the sights.

The hotel serves buffet style meals from an extensive choice and guests can relax on the terrace and enjoy

the river views

All bedrooms have en suite facilities and feature satellite TV, telephone and hairdryer.

Hotel facilities include a lift, restaurant, bar and lounge.

Sat 11 August £885 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £144 • Insurance: £35

Dresden

Moselle Valley

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Monschau, the Eifel

Hills & Moselle

Vineyards

The Eifel is an area of wide valleys and undulating

hills, which rise to almost mountainous altitudes.

Descending from these hills, the massive River Rur

has carved an impressive winding gorge and at the

end of this gorge, in the wooded river valley, is the

huddle of attractive buildings and winding streets

of Monschau. As well as free time to explore this

pretty town, we also include excursions to scenic

Bad Munstereifel, Ahrweiler and the picturesque

Moselle Valley.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for the drive to Dover and a mid-morning sailing

to France. We continue through Belgium and into

Trier


Germany arriving in Monschau in good time to freshen

up before dinner.

Day 2: Today we travel across the Eifel Hills making

a morning visit to one of the oldest and most beautiful

cities in Germany, Trier. We have time to explore this

fascinating city before continuing to Trittenheim,

where we join our local guide for an included tour

of the vineyards with wine tastings. We return to

Monschau in time for evening meal.

Day 3: Day at leisure to explore the pretty town of

Monschau.

Day 4: Departing our hotel after a leisurely breakfast,

we drive through picturesque scenery as we visit the

historic and romantic spa town of Bad Munstereifel

with its half-timbered houses and lively pedestrian

area. After lunch (not included), we continue into the

Ahr Valley for a visit to Ahrweiler, surrounded entirely

by a preserved medieval town wall. Why not take time

to sit and relax with a glass of wine in the area

referred to as the ‘German Paradise of Red Wine’.

We return to our hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 5: We bid farewell to our hosts after breakfast

and return through Germany, Belgium and France to

Calais for a late afternoon sailing crossing to Calais.

On arrival in England, we return to East Anglia by

mid-late evening where our door-to-door service

will be waiting to take you home.

Hotel Carat, Monschau

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This 3-star superior standard hotel

offers a friendly welcome and comfortable

accommodation and is ideally situated in a quiet

location, yet only 300 metres walk from the town

centre.

All modern style bedrooms are tastefully furnished

with private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV,

hairdryer and telephone.

Facilities include a bistro style bar, restaurant,

indoor swimming pool, games room and a lift

to all floor.

Thurs 26 July £399

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £46

Insurance: £30

Rhine Valley, St. Goar

& Technik Museum Speyer

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach

for the drive to Dover for a late afternoon short sea

crossing to Calais. We continue through Belgium and

Germany to our hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: Today we journey south to Speyer where we

include a morning visit to the Technik Museum. The

museum contains thousands of exhibits from all areas

of the history of technology including a genuine Space

Shuttle, a fully accessible Boeing 747, a U9 submarine

and numerous vehicles and locomotives. Due to the

diversity of the exhibitions, it is guaranteed that a trip

to the museum will be a memorable experience. This

afternoon is either free to continue exploring the

museum or alternatively why not walk into the nearby

heart of Speyer with its world famous cathedral.

We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 3: This morning we make the short journey to

the nearby Rhineland resort of Rüdesheim with its

16th century Drosselgasse, packed with wine bars

featuring traditional German music. We return to

Assmannshausen this afternoon and include wine

tasting at a local vinter

Day 4: Today our excursion takes us by boat in a

northerly direction to St. Goar. We take the road train

to the Rheinfels Castle (entrance included), this is the

largest and one of the greatest castle ruins on the Rhine.

Following time to purchase lunch, we enjoy an included

cruise to Bacharach, an ancient vineyard town and one

of the most popular resorts in the Rhine Valley, where

the houses in Marktplatz and Oberstabe are decked

with flowers which are a delight to see.

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Join us on this delightful tour based in the lovely town of Assmannshausen on the banks of the Rhine, one

of Germany’s most enchanting regions. Discover and delight in its romantic river, vineyards, quaint medieval

towns and castles. Our tour makes the most of the riverside location and includes visits to Rheinfels Castle

and the fascinating Technik Museum in Speyer. Our tour also takes in the delightful Rhineland resort of

Rüdesheim as well as enjoying wine tasting at a local vintner, a barbeque evening and a ‘wine growers

dinner’ at a local hotel.

Cruising the Rhine

Hotel Lamm, Assmannshausen, Germany qet[

Please note that the visit to Rheinfels Castle is not suitable for those

with walking difficulties.

Day 5: We commence our homeward journey to Calais,

joining a late afternoon ferry to Dover. Arrival in East

Anglia is mid-late evening where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you home.

This traditional 3-star hotel is set in a lovely position on the Rhine promenade overlooking the

river, just a few minutes walk from the centre of the pretty town.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and mini-bar.

The hotel is traditionally furnished and decorated with real character and charm.

Enjoy the traditional hospitality in the pleasant restaurant and relax in the ‘Lamm’ parlour or spend time in the

street café on the River Rhine promenade, which offers coffee, cake and ice cream specialities.

The hotel has a lift.

Mon 7 May £409 • 5 Day / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £30

Rüdesheim

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Rhine in Flames –

The Lorelei Night by Cruiser

The ‘Flaming of the Rhine’ is centred on the twin villages of St. Goar &

St. Goarshausen where cruisers gather to illuminate the river, followed by some

tremendous firework displays from the castles which line each side of the river –

an evening never to be forgotten. Our tour is based in Koblenz, at the confluence

of the Moselle and Rhine rivers and included in our itinerary is a visit to Cochem,

centre of the Moselle with a tasting of its famous wines along with a ticket to

experience the spectacular firework display from on-board a cruiser on the Rhine.

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join the coach for the Rhine In Flames

drive to Folkestone for a

Eurotunnel transfer to Calais.

We continue through Belgium

and Germany to arrive at our

hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: Morning free for

sightseeing in Koblenz, the major

city and shopping centre of the

region. Time to obtain lunch in

one of the many restaurants

before we board our cruiser late

afternoon which, along with a

large flotilla of cruisers, ships,

barges and small craft, slowly

proceed along the Rhine to St.

Goarshausen & St. Goar, whilst

enjoying a two-course dinner on

board. The castles are illuminated

to make it look as if they are on fire and the evening ends with a spectacular firework

display. An awe-inspiring experience, not to be missed! We return to our hotel around

midnight.

Day 3: A day on the Moselle with a visit to medieval Cochem, the commercial centre

of the middle Moselle, overshadowed by the impressive Reichsburg Castle. This

afternoon we have an included visit and wine tastings at a local vintner in Senheim.

Day 4: We commence our journey homeward to Calais, joining a late afternoon

Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone and on to East Anglia where our door-to-door

service will take you home.

Rhine In Flames

Hotel Scholz, Koblenz, Germany qey

This family run hotel offers cosy and comfortable accommodation

in the centre of Koblenz.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, and telephone.

Amenities include a lift, cosy bar and restaurant offering traditional

German cuisine.

Fri 14 September £369 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £50 • Insurance: £28.50

Vianden & ‘Little Switzerland’

One of Europe’s best kept secrets is the delightful town of Vianden, possibly

the most strikingly situated town in this part of Europe. Its picturesque location

on the banks of the River Our and its setting amid magnificent Luxembourg

scenery makes this a wonderful base from which to explore the local area.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Folkestone

and mid-morning Eurotunnel transfer to Calais. We continue through France, Belgium

and into Luxembourg arriving in Vianden in time for evening meal.

Day 2: A half day excursion to the scenic area of Luxembourg known as ‘Little

Switzerland’ with a stop in the pretty town of Echternach. Later, we return to

Vianden for a free afternoon.

Day 3: Today’s excursion takes us into Luxembourg City where we have an included

morning guided tour and an afternoon at leisure with time to explore the Grand Ducal

Palace and the Cathedral of Notre Dame (entrance not included).We return to our

hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 4: A full day excursion to Trier, the oldest city in Germany, rich in ancient Roman

history and monuments. After lunch, we continue along the Moselle Valley where we

enjoy an included afternoon wine tasting and tour of the vineyards.

Day 5: We depart Vianden after breakfast and return to Calais for the short

Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone, and on to East Anglia by mid-evening where our

door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Grand Hotel de Vianden, Vianden, Luxembourg

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The 3-star Standard Grand Hotel de Vianden is located just a

few minutes from the attractive centre of town and is a firm favourite with

Galloway guests.

All bedrooms are en suite and are equipped with TV.

The hotel has a bar, lounge, restaurant serving a choice of menu (set menu

on arrival night), terrace and a lift serving most floors.

Thurs 23 August £389 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £56 • Insurance: £30

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Vianden

Vianden view ©Luxembourg Tourist Office 2011


Paris Weekends

Paris is a truly cosmopolitan capital, the people of the city presenting a unique

cross section of society, lifestyle and nationality. No other European city has so

much to offer – Notre Dame, the tree lined River Seine, the view from Montmartre

and the bustle of a city that is the commercial and intellectual centre of France.

Whatever your interest, Paris has it all – museums and art galleries, outstanding

architecture, gourmet restaurants or pavement cafes, beautiful parks and a

sizzling nightlife.

Day 1: A morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Folkestone

and Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. We continue by way of the autoroute to Paris,

arriving at our hotel during the early evening, with the remainder of your evening free.

Day 2: We start the day with a sightseeing tour taking in many of the city’s major

sights. The afternoon is free to pursue your own particular interests and in the evening

we offer an optional floodlit

cruise on the River Seine

Eiffel Tower

(fare approx. €12.00).

Day 3: Following breakfast, we

make a morning visit to Versailles

with its magnificent chateau and

extensive gardens (entry not

included). Alternatively, why not

catch the metro from the nearby

station into the centre of Paris for

a second day of sightseeing (cost

not included). We return to our

hotel by late afternoon.

Day 4: A leisurely breakfast

followed by a morning visit to the

Eiffel Tower (cost not included).

We depart Paris early afternoon

for the drive to Calais and an

early-evening Eurotunnel crossing

to Folkestone. We return to East

Anglia by late evening where

our door-to-door service awaits

to return you home.

Novotel La Defence, Paris, France

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This contemporary 3-star hotel is located on the edge of the

La Défense business district near the banks of the River Seine.

Set opposite a Metro Station and only a short drive to the city centre sites, this

hotel is ideally situated for a Paris weekend break.

All bedrooms are en suite with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi,

hairdryer and safe. Please note that twin rooms consist of a double bed and a

comfortable sofa bed.

The hotel has an expansive reception with lounge area, lifts to all floors, bar,

restaurant and gym.

Fri 29 June £259 • Fri 31 August £269

Fri 28 September £259 • 4 Days / 3 Nights B&B

Single Room Supp.: £120 • Insurance: £28.50

Notre Dame Cathedral

Treasures of France

Continental

This region, South-east, of Paris has been shaped by the great architects

and landscape designers of the past, and has inspired painters, writers, poets

and musicians over the ages turning it into an area of national treasures.

Chateau Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the drive to Dover

and short sea crossing to France. On arrival in France we continue to our overnight

hotel arriving in time for evening meal.

Day 2: Departing after breakfast, we continue our journey to the charming town of

Chantilly with ample time to explore and purchase lunch with an optional visit to

its beautiful Chateau. We continue to the Fontainebleau region and our hotel for

the next 4 nights.

Day 3: Today starts in the Royal town, with its historic heritage, beautiful houses

and squares. The highlight is a visit to the world famous and colossal Fontainebleau

Chateau with its wide range of ornate furniture, beautiful décor and art collection,

built up over eight centuries. The romantic and formal gardens are delightful and

perfect for a stroll. After lunch we take a short drive into the Royal Forest to visit the

painters’ village of Barbizon, where many of the now-famous young artists came to

study and paint forest scenery. Visit the Old Inn where many artists used to lodge

and see their work painted onto old furniture.

Day 4: A free morning in the charming town of Melun for shopping and exploring.

After lunch perhaps take an afternoon relaxed river cruise along the river Marne and

enjoy the passing scenery. Late afternoon we visit the romantic Chateau Vaux-Le-

Vicomte, a privately owned 17th century masterpiece where all the richly furnished

and decorated rooms have been restored to their former glory. This is one of the few

Chateaus which can be visited from the cellars and kitchens to the attic and dome.

Evening meal tonight will be in the L’Ecureuil restaurant.

Day 5: On arrival in Provins we have a short presentation and introduction to the city

before a fascinating walking tour of the historic city with its fortified gate, ramparts,

famous Tithe Barn and Caesars Tower or for a more relaxed city view, board the little

tourist train. Free time for lunch and exploring, perhaps visit the rose shop to discover

all things made and flavoured with roses before taking a grandstand seat for the

‘Legends of the Knights’ show. A trip back in time to tell a tale of knights and Princes

with great displays of horsemanship, tricks, action and jugglers to enchant you.

Day 6: We return to Calais for a mid afternoon short sea crossing to Dover and our

journey back to East Anglia where our door-to-door service will be waiting to

return you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with other CITO members.

Novotel Fontainebleau Forest (4 Nights)

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This modern spacious 3-star standard hotel is situated on the

edge of the forest.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, cable TV and WIFI.

Amenities include an open plan bar and restaurant.

Leisure facilities include a spa, heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna,

solarium and a 12.4-acre park.

Tues 7 August £739 • 6 Days / 5 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £180 • Insurance: £32

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Continental

French Riviera & Rail

Menton, Monaco & Riviera of Flowers

With stunning scenery, a magnificent coastline and glamorous resorts, the French Riviera is the ideal holiday

destination at any time of the year. We include a return journey to Monaco travelling by way of train down

the Cote d’ Azur, entrance to Serra de la Madone, Jardin Exotique & Rothschild Villa, along with free time

to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Cote d’Azur

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the

coach for the drive to Dover and lunchtime ferry

crossing to Calais. We continue through France to

Troyes for overnight bed and breakfast at the 3-star

Mercure Centre Hotel, stopping en route for optional

evening meal.

Day 2: After breakfast we continue southwards to the

Cote d’Azur, arriving in Menton to check in to our

hotel for 5 night’s dinner and breakfast including a

welcome drink.

Days 3-6: Whilst in France, the following programme

is included:

A day in resort including a visit to Serre de la Madone,

where the ‘palazzo’ and its surrounding gardens have

been restored to become an international centre for rare

plants. Later, some free time for sightseeing or a stroll

around the harbour.

Monte Carlo

An excursion over the Italian border to take in the

‘Riviera of Flowers’ with a break in the regional capital

San Remo. Free time here to take in the old town and

admire some of the traditional villas set in pretty

gardens, before returning via Ventimiglia.

A full day by train down the Cote d’Azur to the tiny

principality of Monaco to visit Monte Carlo with some

free time for sightseeing and optional lunch. We enjoy

an included visit to the Jardin Exotique which clings to

the cliffside and is home to a variety of exotic plants,

cacti and floral displays with panoramic views.

An excursion into the Provencal countryside to visit

the famous perfume town of Grasse for an included

visit to the Fragonard factory. We return to the coast for

included visit to the Belle Epoque villa and gardens of

Beatrice de Rothschild. The palace features opulent

rooms and fine porcelain collections, whilst the gardens

overlook the sparkling blue sea with eye-catching

flowers, shady paths, fountains and water features.

Day 7: Departing after breakfast we retrace our journey

to Troyes for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast at the

3-star Mercure Centre Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast, we return to Calais for a late

afternoon ferry crossing back to Dover and on to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will

take you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

(N.B. unfortunately this tour not suitable for those with walking

difficulties due to position of some gardens and hilly nature of

this coastline).

Hotel Mediterranee, Menton, France (5 Nights) qey[

This modern 3-star hotel enjoys a central location and the promenade attractions are just a

short walk away. During the summer, guests can enjoy wonderful coastline views from the

rooftop terrace and bar.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer.

Hotel facilities include a lift, bar and restaurant offering a choice of menus.

Sun 1 July £899 • 8 Days / 6 Nights Half Board & 1 Night B&B

Single Room Supp.: £152 • Insurance: £35

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The Dordogne &

Loire Valley

The Dordogne flows through one of

the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of

France. This region offers a favourable climate,

wonderful scenery and a fine gastronomic tradition.

Our base for the first part of the tour is in the

beautiful village of Le Bugue, where our hotel

occupies a scenic location overlooking the River

Vézère, a terrific place in which to relax and

explore the Dordogne. Our second part of the tour

explores the fascinating Loire Valley area of France

and we include visits to some of the classic

chateaux of the area.

Day 1: Morning collection from home for travel to

Dover for a lunchtime ferry crossing to Calais and on

to the 3-star standard Novotel Charbonniere Hotel,

Orleans for overnight dinner bed & breakfast

accommodation.

Day 2: We continue our journey through France,

arriving at our hotel in Le Bugue in time for a welcome

drink and a stay of for 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast.

Days 3: Today we have a guided excursion taking us to

the regional capital Perigueux for a walking tour of this

beautiful town including the ancient Vesunna district

and Renaissance quarter surrounding St. Front

Cathedral. We continue our journey towards the Vezere

valley, stopping en route for an included lunch with

wine and coffee at a local Farmhouse. This afternoon

we take a scenic drive through the beautiful village

of Saint Leon sur Vezere and Les Eyries de Tayac the

capital of prehistory.

Day 4: This morning’s guided excursion is to the cliff

top town of Rocamadour where golden coloured

houses overlook the Alzou canyon with an included

lunch with wine and coffee at a local restaurant. This

afternoon we continue to the Gouffe de Padirac to visit

the underground caves which are reached by lift and

boats to see the amazing vaulted chambers and lakes.

Day 5: Today we leave Orleans and travel to the Loire

valley, with a visit to Chartres for lunch (not included)

and free time to see the magnificent Gothic cathedral

with its spires, wonderful rose windows and flying

buttresses. We continue our journey to Blois and our

hotel for 4 night’s stay.

Day 6: This morning we have an included visit to

Chateau of Chenonceau. This riverside manor spans the

water with elegant arches and is one of the region’s

most famous sights. We continue to Ambroise where

there is time for lunch (not included) and free time to

explore the city famous for Clos Lucé Manor house

where Leonardo da Vinci lived. Perhaps take a visit the

Chateau d’Amboise or the museum which contains

intriguing drawings and models of da Vinci’s inventions.

Chateau of Chenonceau


Day 7: A full day to Azay-le-Rideau for an included visit

to one of the earliest renaissance chateaux of the area.

Built on an island, the castle appears to rise straight out

of the water. Later, there is an included visit to Chateau

d’Villandry, which stands in beautiful gardens with

topiary, box trees and colourful flowers

Day 8: A free day to relax at the hotel or why not take

the local bus into Blois and perhaps visit the

Renaissance chateau. Blois is built on steep hills with

winding pathways through the city, culminating in long

steps at various points.

Day 9: We return to Calais for an afternoon short sea

crossing to Dover and our journey back to East Anglia

where our door-to-door service will be waiting to

return you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO member

Eddie Brown Tours.

Dordogne

Best Western Hotel Royal

Vezere, Le Bugue (3 Nights)

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This charming hotel is located on

the banks of the river Vezere in the centre of town.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, minibar,

television, phone, hairdryer, desk & WiFi.

Amenities at include restaurant “La Royal”,

Bar, Lounge & Lift.

Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming

pool with panoramic views and terrace.

Novotel Hotel, Blois (4 Nights)

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A modern 3-star standard hotel

located on the outskirts of Blois.

All bedrooms have private facilities, air-

conditioning, mini bar & hairdryer.

Amenities include a restaurant and bar.

Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming

pool.

Sun 22 July £1069.00

9 Days / 8 Nights Half Board plus 2 Lunches

Single Room Supp.: £214 • Insurance: £37

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our

coach for the drive to Dover and short sea crossing to

Calais. On arrival in Calais, we continue through France

and into Belgium arriving in Ypres mid-afternoon where

we first enjoy an included visit to the In Flanders Field

Museum. Housed in the Cloth Hall, the museum vividly

depicts the slow death of the old town and portrays

the horrors of the war for both soldier and civilian

alike. We continue to our nearby hotel for 3 nights’

bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 2: Departing our hotel after breakfast we

commence our excursion around the Ypres Salient

starting with an included visit to the Memorial Museum

Passchendaele 1917 at Zonnebeke. After some free

time to explore the museum, we continue to Tyne Cot

Cemetery, which contains the graves of nearly 12,000

soldiers before making a lunchtime visit to the private

Hooge Crater Museum where entrance and a light

lunch is included. This afternoon, we make a visit to the

contrasting German Cemetery at Langemark, followed

by Essex Farm Cemetery, the burial place of Joe

Strudwick and where John McCrae wrote the famous

poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. This evening, we suggest you

take an early evening meal (not included) before

attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Day 3: After breakfast we head first to the small village

of Fromelles where we visit Pheasant Wood Cemetery

the first new Commonwealth War Graves cemetery built

since the end of the Second World War. It contains the

bodies of a forgotten mass grave, discovered in 2008.

In May 2009 work to recover the dead for individual

Continental

Ypres Salient, Fields of Picardy &

the forgotten Battle of Fromelles

Join us on this tour for a superb insight into the battles around Ypres on the 96th anniversary year of the

Battle of the Somme & Fromelles. During the 1st World War, the town of Ypres lay just in front of the German

line of advance in Belgium, and was the key to the channel ports. Had Ypres fallen to the Germans, they

would have been able to sweep through to the coast and encircle Paris, as outlined by the Schlieffen Plan in

1914. In order to relieve pressure on the French at Verdun, the Somme sector of the western front was the site

of the ‘big push’ intended to end trench fighting and bring the war out into the open and hopefully bring it

to an end. As well as visiting many of the well known sites and memorials in the area, we also include a visit

to the new Pheasant Wood Cemetery in Fromelles and include entrance to the In Flanders Fields Museum,

Ijzertower in Diksmuide and Hooge Crater Museum.

Thiepval

Hotel Ariane, Ypres qery[

reburial in the new military cemetery began. After some

free time, we continue onto the Somme making visits

to Thiepval with its memorial to the missing, which

remembers over 73,000 men who have no known

grave & the massive crater of Lochnagar in La Boiselle,

caused by two charges of ammonal, of 24,000lb and

30,000lb. We return to Ypres via Ulster Tower &

Newfoundland Park.

Day 4: Departing Ypres after breakfast, we head to

Diksmuide where we conclude our visit to the

battlefields with an included visit to the impressive

Ijzertower, a 22 level museum depicting ‘War & Peace’.

We also have time to visit the nearby trench of death

before retracing our steps to Calais for a late afternoon

ferry to England, continuing to East Anglia by late

evening where our door-to-door service will take

you home.

A splendid 4-star hotel in quiet surroundings, just a short walk from the town centre and

Menin Gate.

All well furnished bedrooms have en suite facilities, TV, hairdryer, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Excellent meals available in the stylish restaurant (booking advisable on arrival) and a licensed bar

offering many speciality beers.

Fri 20 July £339 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast

Single Room Supp.: £100 • Insurance: £28.50

The Last Post at Ypres

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Continental

Breathtaking Bruges

& the Flemish Coast

Considered to be one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, and an

enduring popular choice for a city break, it would be hard to improve on Bruges.

Life in Bruges centres around the market square, bordered by guildhalls and

towered over by the magnificent 13th Century Belfry where the 366 step ascent

to its summit is rewarded with panoramic views. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride,

or simply wander in any direction from the market square to discover historic

churches, picturesque cobbled streets and of course, those irresistible chocolate

shops. Best of all though, take a boat ride along the dreamy canals and catch

a glimpse of how the city would have looked hundreds of years ago.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Ostend

your home to join the coach for the

drive to Folkestone where we join

the Eurotunnel to Calais. We

continue through France

and into Belgium arriving at our

hotel in Bruges mid-afternoon.

Day 2: A free day to explore Bruges.

Day 3: This morning we travel

along the coast to Ostend,

Belgium’s most popular seaside

resort. Ostend has a very individual

charm, characteristic sea front,

marinas, park, bustling markets and

shops. There are also fish and

seafood stalls along the pier, a

miniature railway and horse-drawn carriage rides through the city. This afternoon we

continue to the picturesque resort of Blankenberge. Wonderful for strolling along the

promenade that stretches for miles with beautiful golden coastline on one side and

the temptation of numerous original boutiques, cafes and restaurants on the others.

Day 4: We depart Bruges after breakfast for the drive to the beautiful city of Ypres.

From 1914 for four years Ypres was shelled and reduced to ruins. The rebuilding of the

city took more than 40 years but it is now as beautiful as it was before the war with

much to offer outside its war history. The Grote Markt is the central point and is

dominated by the magnificent Cloth Hall which is surrounded by many cafes,

restaurants and of course chocolate shops. We depart after lunch for the return

journey to Calais and Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone, before continuing to East

Anglia arriving by mid-evening, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to

return you home.

Hotel Portinari, Bruges qeyp[

Located on the t’Zand Square, this 4-star standard hotel with

boutique charm is just a 10 minute stroll from the market square.

All bedrooms are en suite with air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone and

hairdryer.

The hotel has a lift, bar, inside and outside lounge, covered terrace facing

onto t’Zand Square and restaurant.

Fri 25 May £329 • Fri 5 October £329

4 Days / 3 Nights B&B

Single Room Supp.: £76 • Insurance: £28.50

Floriade & the Dutch Bulbfields –

a feast for the senses

Floriade is a World Horticultural Exhibition which is held every ten years in the

Netherlands. During the period from April until mid-October 2012, the sixth event

will be held in Venlo in Holland’s North Limburg, where an estimated 2 million

visitors will experience a feast for the senses. You will have the opportunity to

enjoy the world’s most exquisite and exceptional flowers, plants, trees, fruit and

vegetables and take in the cultural programme of music, dance, literature,

theatre and visual art. We also include an excursion through the Dutch Bulbfields

with a visit to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, showpiece of the Dutch

tulip industry.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Keukenhof

home to join our coach for the drive

to Dover for a short sea crossing to

Calais. On arrival in Calais, we

continue through France, Belgium

and into Holland arriving at our

hotel in Waalwijk in time for

evening meal.

Day 2: After breakfast we head

to Floriade, the international

horticultural exhibition in Venlo.

(Entrance included) Our journey

of around an hour and a half see

us arrive mid-morning to allow

you a full five hours to soak up the

atmosphere and explore the pavilions and themed show gardens.

Day 3: A full day excursion as we travel into the heart of the Dutch Bulbfields with

an included visit to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, a 70 acre site filled with

over 6 million bulbs in both landscaped gardens and glasshouses. We return to our

hotel late afternoon.

Day 4: Morning at leisure in Waalwijk followed by a lunchtime visit to the nearby

town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. This afternoon, we continue to Appeltern Garden Park

where we include entrance to a collection of 190 model gardens with ideas and

information about garden design, products, plants, playgrounds, garden trends,

sculpture, balcony and patio gardens, water and vegetable gardens and oriental

gardens. We return to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 5: We leave our hosts in Waalwijk after breakfast and travel to the Belgian city

of Antwerp, one of the biggest and most important diamond centers of the world.

After some free time we return to Calais for a late afternoon ferry crossing to Dover.

On arrival in England, we return to East Anglia by late evening where our

door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Keukenhof

Hotel Waalwijk, Waalwijk

A lovely 4-star hotel set in a quiet residential area just a short

walk from the centre town.

Excellent international cuisine served in a comfortable restaurant.

All bedrooms are en suite with flat-screen television and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Amenities include a lift and relaxing bar with a wide range of drinks to enjoy.

Fri 27 April £499 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £135 • Insurance: £30

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Bruges


Floriade & Carpet of Flowers 2012

2012 gives us the opportunity to combine two of the best floral

exhibitions in Europe. The Carpet of Flowers will once again

take over the Grande Place in Brussels with approximately

750,000 flowers combining to make a stunning floral display. 2012

also provides the rare opportunity to visit the Floriade exhibition. Held once every

10 years the exhibition will be held in Venlo, in Holland’s North Limburg where

an estimated 2 million visitors will experience a feast for the senses..

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join our coach for the

drive to Dover for a short sea

crossing to Calais. On arrival in

Calais, we continue through

France and into Belgium arriving

at our hotel in Antwerp time for

evening meal.

Day 2: Today we head into the

centre of the sparkling city of

Antwerp, famous for its diamonds.

We include a short cruise on the

River Scheldt followed by a free

day to relax and explore. Antwerp

is not just renowned for its

diamonds but is also home to

Rubens, one of the world’s oldest

zoos and many architectural

pleasures such as the Cathedral

of our Lady.

Day 3: After breakfast we head to Floriade, the international horticultural exhibition

in Venlo. The exhibition features a cultural programme of music, dance, literature,

theatre and visual art from all over the world. Over 40 hectares of the 66 hectare site

is home to displays by over 100 Dutch and International exhibitors.

Day 4: A full day excursion into Brussels, the capital of Europe, Belgium and the

location of the Carpet of Flowers. You won’t believe your eyes when you pass through

one of the seven entrances into the Grand Place as you will be presented with a

brilliant spectacle stretching

out over 2,000m. As well as

spending time viewing the

Carpet of Flowers in the

Grande Place why not visit

the many museums and

antique markets that the city

has to offer. Restaurants,

bars and numerous shopping

experiences are waiting

for you.

Day 5: Following a leisurely

breakfast we bid farewell to

Antwerp and travel to the

lovely city of Bruges with free

time for sight seeing. Later

we continue our homeward

journey and join a mid

afternoon ferry crossing to

Dover, with a late evening

return to East Anglia.

This tour is operated in conjunction with

other CITO members.

Antwerp

Scandic Hotel, Antwerp

A lovely 4-star standard hotel situated on the outskirts of the

city of Antwerp.

Excellent modern international cuisine, including fresh fish dishes served in a

comfortable restaurant.

All bedrooms are en suite with television, telephone and individual

air conditioning.

Amenities include a lift, Kippis Bar, indoor swimming pool and gym.

Thurs 16 August £479 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £111 • Insurance: £30

Brussels, Grand Place

Floriade & the Lower Rhine

Region of Germany –

Wesel, Xanten & Kevelaer

Continental

This unique tour includes a visit to Floriade – Holland’s once in ten years

horticultural display and well as a stay in the little-known, but enchanting,

North Rhine Westfalia region of Germany, an area of mediaeval towns set

amongst rivers, lakes, forests and green fields. Two of our local towns are twinned

with towns in the area – Felixstowe is twinned with Wesel and Bury St. Edmunds

with Kevelaer, and we meet local hosts to give us guided tours. Our hotel is

close to the Market Square in Xanten a lovely old mediaeval town with

famous Roman connections.

Day 1: Morning collection from home for the journey to Dover and late morning ferry

to France. We continue our journey across Belgium and Holland to arrive at our hotel

in the pretty town of Xanten early evening.

Day 2: Today we visit two towns well known to residents close to home, Kevelaer and

Wesel. We have included short walking tours in each. Wesel was one of the important

Middle Ages Hanseatic trading cities due to its situation on the Rivers Lippe and Rhine

but was extensively damaged during World War II. The historic town centre has been

authentically recreated and the town is now a major leisure destination due to the

proximity of lakes and rivers.

A few miles away lies Kevelaer, famous as one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage

destinations with its Basilica and Chapel of Grace and a wealth of ecclesiastical

buildings through the ages.

Day 3: A full day excursion to Floriade. Entrance is included to this floral extravaganza

held in Holland only once every 10 years. Extending over 160 acres of countryside near

to Venlo and the German border the Floriade Park encompasses 5 unique themed

worlds separated by wooded areas. Each world has its own decor, programme and

activities. Worlds in which you’ll see, feel and experience nature in a totally different

way each time. Everywhere you go there is something new and surprising to discover.

Together we will make Floriade 2012 a world of fascination. Spectacular and relaxing.

Educational and fun. Active and contemplative.

Day 4: A relaxing day as we take a wonderful drive through the nearby Nette Valley

countryside by horse-drawn wagon. We include a farmer’s lunch of ‘bratwurst’ in a

roll and a beer, glass of wine or soft-drink, before returning to Xanten early afternoon

with the remainder of the day to explore the town.

Day 5: We leave our hosts after breakfast for the return journey through Holland

and Belgium to take a late afternoon ferry to Dover and mid-late evening return

to East Anglia and our door-to-door service to your home.

Floriade

Hotel Nibelungen Hof, Xanten qert[

3-star standard hotel in centre of historic market town.

All bedrooms with shower/WC, telephone, TV with integrated

DVD and CD player.

Excellent choice of evening meals taken in nearby specialist restaurants

within 150 yards walking distance.

Rich buffet breakfast table.

Lift to all floors.

Sun 22 July £499 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £30

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Continental / Channel Islands

Cruising the Dutch Bulbfields

We are once again delighted to offer this popular cruise on board the

lovely Esmeralda. It is a relaxing springtime cruise starting and ending in

Amsterdam offering the opportunity to visit Keukenhof Gardens as well as

Zaanse Schans and Amsterdam.

Day 1: An early morning collection from home for the journey south to Dover for a

short sea crossing to Calais. We continue north through Belgium and Holland towards

Amsterdam to embark our cruiser, the MPS Esmeralda. Once boarded, our cruiser will

sail the short distance to Zaandam where we dock overnight – dinner and overnight

accommodation on board.

Day 2: This morning, following breakfast on board, we rejoin our coach for an

excursion to the beautifully preserved village of Zaanse Schans, with its characteristic

wooden houses, museums and a great variety of windmills to see. Return to the ship

for lunch and during the afternoon we cruise to Alkmaar, a busy town famed

particularly for its ancient cheese market, dinner and overnight on board ship.

Day 3: An early sailing this morning as we cruise to the bustling port of Hoorn,

birthplace of the explorer Willem Schouten, who named the infamous Cape Horn after

his hometown. After taking lunch on board, why not explore the splendid 17th century

merchant houses and warehouses lining the waterfront and huge variety of ships,

boats and yachts in the harbour. This evening we continue on the Ijsselmeer to

Volendam where you will have dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4: After breakfast we rejoin our coach for a morning visit to the world famous

Keukenhof Gardens, a 70 acre site filled with over 6 million bulbs in both landscaped

gardens and glasshouses. We have included a ‘whisper boat’ ride through the

beautiful surrounding Dutch landscape. These boats are driven by electric engines and

are the old boats which were used by gardeners, growers and farmers. The trip lasts

approximately one hour and guarantees you the best photographs! This afternoon is

free to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam, before rejoining our cruiser for this

evening’s farewell dinner and overnight accommodation (a packed lunch will be

provided today).

Day 5: We disembark after breakfast and journey south to the beautiful Belgian city

of Ghent for the lunchtime period. We continue to Calais for a short sea crossing to

Dover and retrace our steps back to East Anglia where our door-to-door service will

be waiting to take you home.

MPS Esmeralda

The Esmeralda is a modern comfortable vessel and is

air-conditioned throughout.

Cabins are situated on the main and upper passenger decks, attractively

decorated and equipped with telephone, TV, mini safe, en suite bathroom

with shower, toilet and washstand.

The tastefully decorated restaurant is situated on the main deck and there is

a reception area and an attractive Old-Dutch lounge on the upper deck.

Both of these decks can be reached by a passenger lift.

Our holiday includes 4-course evening meals with tea/coffee, 2 3-course

lunches on board and 1 packed lunch on Day 4.

Tue 17 April £579 • 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board + 3 Lunches

Single Room Supp.: £160 Limited Availability

Upper Deck Supp: £49 • Insurance: £28

Jersey & Guernsey by Sea

Following frequent requests for surface travel to the Channel

Islands we are pleased to offer these new tours to Jersey and

Guernsey direct from Weymouth by Condor Fast Ferries. With

door-to-door service from your home you will join our coach for the journey

to the south coast port to embark the catamaran which will whisk you

as foot passengers to Jersey or Guernsey in a little over 3 hours.

No airport queues, no passports (unless you wish to visit France) and you

can even stock up on Duty Free goods on board.

Jersey view

Day 1: Home collection for the journey to Weymouth for an afternoon fast ferry

crossing to Jersey. A Galloway representative will meet you on the island with

transport to your chosen hotel. He/she will give you a welcome pack and visit

your hotel during your stay to ensure your holiday enjoyment.

Days 2-7: At leisure in Jersey to enjoy your hotel amenities or explore the island

(car hire can arranged through your representative). During your stay we include

a full day Island Tour by local coach.

Day 8: Regretfully we must leave our holiday island for a late morning fast ferry

crossing back to Weymouth where our coach will be waiting to return you to

East Anglia and our door-to-door service to your home.

Please note that you will be travelling as foot passengers on-board the ferry.

Portelet Bay

Our chosen hotels are described on pages 29 & 30

Jersey by Sea • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

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FOR

2012

Departures Norfolk Westhill Ambassadeur Merton

Sat 23 June £579 £649 £599 £839

Sat 22 September £499 £645 £619 £839

Single Room Supp.: £60 NIL £60 On Req.

Guernsey by Sea • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Departures St. Pierre Park Green Acres

Sat 23 June £829 £719

Sat 22 September £829 £655

Single Room Supp.: £230 £95


Jersey by Air

Jersey is the most southerly of the Channel Islands situated in the Bay of

St. Michael, just 14 miles from the Normandy coast of France, the island enjoys

a generally delightful mild climate with better than average sunshine. The

46 miles of varied and beautiful coastline have some of the finest beaches to be

found in Europe with broad sweeps of golden sand, rocky coves and hidden bays

all surrounded by a clear clean sea. For those who like to explore, Jersey has an

abundance of interesting places to visit including St. Helier, the historic capital

of the island where you will find excellent shopping in the narrow traffic free

streets and remember there is no VAT to worry about. Attractions on the island

not to be missed include the splendid Mount Orgueil Castle, the War Tunnels,

Hamptone Country Life Museum, the Living Legend and the Durrell Wildlife

Conservation Trust at Jersey Zoo.

Day 1: Home collection for the journey

German Fortifications

to Gatwick airport and your flight to

St. Helier. On arrival in St. Helier just over

an hour later, a Galloway representative

on the island will meet you. He or she will

give you a welcome pack and visit your

hotel during your stay to ensure your

holiday enjoyment.

Days 2-5 or Days 2-7: At leisure in

Jersey to enjoy your hotel amenities

or explore the island (car hire can be

arranged through your representative).

During your stay, we include a full

day Island Tour by local coach.

Day 8: Regretfully, we must leave our

holiday island for our late morning flight

back to England where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you

to your home.

Optional Coach Excursions:

The following are a sample of excursions operated by one of Jersey’s leading coach

operators, Waverley Coaches, which may be booked with our representative.

All coach excursions will pick up from your hotel.

Full Day Excursions: Eastern Explorer: £16.00 Western Adventure: £16.00

Morning Excursion: The Jersey War Tunnels: £6.50*

Afternoon Excursion: Durrell Wildlife Park: £6.50*

Evening Excursion: Mystery Tour: £8.50*

Island Hopping Day Excursions by Hydrofoil are available to Dinard,

St. Malo (passport required) and Guernsey. Full details Full details and prices

are available from our representative or at your hotel.

All excursions are subject to availability and prices are a guide only – 2012 prices

not confirmed at time of publication. *Admission charges not included.

Jersey by Air • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Departures Norfolk Westhill Ambassadeur Merton

Sat 5 May £465 £485 £479 £559

Sun 7 October £435 Closed £459 £559

Single Room

Supplements £34 NIL £34 On req.

Jersey by Air • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Departures Norfolk Westhill Ambassadeur Merton

Sat 26 May £579 £639 £609 £749

Sat 9 June £599 £639 £639 £842

Sat 23 June £599 £669 £639 £842

Sat 7 July £599 £675 £649 £842

Sat 4 August £615 £819 £682 £915

Sat 8 September £599 £682 £649 £842

Sat 22 September £519 £659 £649 £749

Single Room

Supplements £60 NIL £60 On req.

Mount Orgueil Castle, Gorey

Channel Islands

Your Holiday Includes

4 or 7 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at your chosen hotel.

Return flights Gatwick to Jersey.

Full day Island Tour.

Taxi and coach transfers from your home to airport/airport to hotel and return.

Your Holiday Excludes

Single room supplement – limited availability.

Travel Insurance: 5 days £25.00. 8 days £29.00.

Any optional excursions during your stay.

Air holidays to Jersey are operated by Galloway Coach Travel Limited ATOL NO. 6268.

Bookings should be made on a Galloway Channel Islands Booking Form.

Westhill Country Hotel, Mont l’Abbe, St. Helier

weryi

Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds, this 2-star hotel is ideal for

a wonderful relaxing holiday.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone and tea/coffee

making facilities.

No lift, but ample ground and first floor accommodation available.

Leisure facilities include 2 outdoor swimming pools, sun terrace with

loungers, poolside bar, table tennis, and mini putting green.

Entertainment provided on 4 or 5 evenings per week.

Courtesy bus into town 5 times daily.

Norfolk Hotel, St. Helier qryi

A popular, good value 2-star standard hotel situated in the centre

of St. Helier, close to Howard Davis Park, just a short walk from the main shops.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, sun patio, games room and

a lift to all floors.

Hotel Ambassadeur, St. Clements Bay, St. Helier

qryi

This 3-star hotel is ideally located on the coast road at

St. Clements Bay, just outside St. Helier, which is a pleasant 20 minute stroll

away and easily accessible by local bus.

All bedrooms with en suite facilities, TV, telephone and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a comfortable dining room, lively bar, quiet lounge,

entertainment 4 or 5 nights a week and lift to all floors.

Leisure facilities include a sun terrace and outdoor swimming pool (seasonal).

Merton Hotel, St. Helier qryui

A 3-star hotel ideally situated on the outskirts of St. Helier within

a short stroll of Howard Davis Park and a 15 minute stroll to the town centre.

All bedrooms feature en suite facilities, TV, telephone and tea/coffee

making facilities.

One of Jersey’s best known hotels with nightly entertainment in The Star Room.

Leisure facilities including Aquadome swimming pool and leisure complex,

games room, tennis court, sun terrace and gardens, Sports Bar and

Boulevard Lounge.

Choice of dining experiences including buffet, brasserie and 50’s American Diner.

Lift to all floors.

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 29


Channel Islands

Guernsey by Air

Guernsey, second largest of the Channel Islands, is a delightfully small

and tranquil holiday island which has the effect of making the outside world

seem far away. The 25 miles of beautiful coastline has an abundance of bays,

beaches and spectacular cliff walks, whilst inland there is a dreamy countryside

of winding lanes. St. Peter Port – ‘the friendly town’ – is full of character with its

quaint narrow streets- many of them traffic free – and arcades rising up from the

pretty harbour. A visit to Guernsey’s traditional market is a must and remember –

no VAT is levied on goods in the shops. Some of the island's many places of

interest include Victor Hugo’s House, Castle Cornet Museum, Oatlands Craft

Centre and the modern Beau Sejour Leisure Centre. Public transport is very

reasonable, reliable and frequent.

Fermain Bay

Day 1: Home collection for the journey to Gatwick for your flight to Guernsey.

On arrival in Guernsey approximately 50 minutes later, a Galloway representative

on the island will meet you. He or she will give you a welcome pack and visit your

hotel during your stay to ensure your holiday enjoyment.

Days 2-7: At leisure in Guernsey to enjoy your hotel amenities or explore the island

(car hire can be arranged through your representative). During your stay, we include

a half day Island Tour by local coach.

Day 8: Regretfully we must leave our holiday island this afternoon for our flight

back to England, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to

your home.

St. Peter Port

Optional Coach Excursions

The following are a sample of excursions which are available from our

representative and operate from the hotels.

Half Day Excursions: Cliff Top Tour: £12.00 North Tour: £12.00

South Tour: £12.00 West Tour: £12.00

Full details and prices available from your representative or at your hotel.

All excursions are subject to availability and prices are a guide only –

2012 prices not confirmed at time of publication.

Your Holiday Includes

4 or 7 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at your chosen hotel.

Return flights Gatwick to Guernsey.

Full day Island Tour.

Taxi and coach transfers from your home to airport/airport to hotel and return.

Your Holiday Excludes

Single room supplement – limited availability.

Travel Insurance: 5 days £25.00. 8 days £29.00.

Any optional excursions during your stay.

Air holidays to Guernsey are operated by Galloway Coach Travel Limited ATOL NO. 6268.

Bookings should be made on a Galloway Channel Islands Booking Form.

Green Acres Hotel, St. Martin weryi

This 3-star hotel surely must have one of the best locations of all

Guernsey’s hotels, tucked away in the most attractive parish of St. Martins,

and surrounded by green fields and quiet lanes.

The magical attraction is that the hotel is only one mile from the centre of

St. Peter Port, Guernsey’s capital.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, TV, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Regular guests have remarked on the friendly attitude of the staff, the peace

and quiet and good food.

No lift, but limited number of ground floor rooms on request.

This delightful 4-star hotel set in 45 acres rolling acres of beautiful

parkland, woodland and lakes, on the outskirts of St. Peters Port.

All bedrooms are en suite with balcony or terrace, TV, telephone, tea/coffee

making facilities, Wi-Fi and hair dryer.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar, terrace, lounge area along with

Le Mirage Health Suite which features an indoor swimming pool, steam

room, sauna, whirlpool, gym, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course and snooker

room. Beauty treatments may also be purchased subject to availability.

30 Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424

Cobo Bay

St. Pierre Park Hotel, St. Peters Port qeryuop

Guernsey by Air • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Departures St. Pierre Park Green Acres

Sat 5 May £589 £519

Sun 7 October £589 £519

Single Room

Supplements £120 £45

Guernsey Air • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Departures St. Pierre Park Green Acres

Sat 26 May £839 £705

Sat 9 June £839 £729

Sat 23 June £839 £729

Sat 7 July £909 £729

Sat 4 August £909 £729

Sat 8 September £839 £729

Sat 22 September £839 £729

Single Room

Supplements £240 £90


A Magical Dream Destination

Imagine a land where the wonderful world of Disney comes alive. Imagine a Disneyland®

Park, where make believe is real. And Walt Disney Studios® Park, where the magic

of Disney meets the magic of cinema.

Imagine a Disney ® Village, where fun and entertainment stay open day and night. Disney ® Hotels, where sweet

dreams come true in the very heart of the magic. Imagine you are here... In a Resort as big as imagination itself.

Welcome to Disneyland ® Paris. A holiday destination like no other.

Dream with your Eyes Open

In a magical kingdom not so far away – somewhere between a place where you wish upon a star and

dreams come true – classic Disney heroes and heroines live once upon a time in fairytales that are,

happily, never ending. Welcome to the storybook world of Disneyland® Park.

Happy endings are just the beginning at Disneyland ® Park. Where enchantment lives.

Four Zones. One single focus: Entertainment!

Welcome to Walt Disney Studios® Park Where it's Lights! Camera! 360° Magic! Everywhere! All the time!

Step through the Studio Gates and let your imagination soar. Time to immerse yourself

in the never-ending, always-fascinating world of movies, animation and television.

Disney ® Village

Sweet Dreams in the

Heart of the Magic

Ideally situated between the Disneyland ® Park, the Walt Disney Studios ® Park

and the Disney ® Hotels, Disney ® Village allows you to get a taste of America.

Boutiques, bars, restaurants and the Buffalo Bills Wild West Show.

Tuck yourself into a storybook world of a Disney® Hotel,

where dreams come true.

Choose from the themed Disney ® Hotels, all in the heart of the magic,

and each with a Disney tale to tell.

Discover New Mexico at Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe ®

Scorching sun, giant cactus, monumental landscapes worn by time. America’s

southwest awakens the dreamer in us, from the continent-crossing Route 66

to the bright colours of geometric Navajo design. What better place to take

a siesta... or join the fiesta? Caramba!

YOUR BEDROOM

Cheerful and brightly painted, standard

rooms have two double beds, bathroom,

telephone, TV with international

channels, radio and a ceiling fan.

YOUR RESTAURANT

Enjoy your continental breakfast at your hotel. Drop in to La Cantina*

self service restaurant and savour the atmosphere of a Santa Fe market and

the Tex Mex and European specialities. Select your dishes from the large

choice available such as Jose’s Salad Truck. *(closed for lunch). The hotel

is approximately a 20-minute walk from the Disney Parks or a few minutes

by free shuttle.

Welcome to the Wild West Frontier

at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne ®

Round up the youngsters, put on your ten-gallon hats, and mosey on over.

The authentic flavour of the Wild West is all around, in the best tradition of

all your favourite classic Hollywood westerns. So giddyup!

YOUR BEDROOM

With a horseshoe on the door and a cowboy-boot shaped lamp, the standard and

comfortable rooms have one double bed and a set of bunk beds*, a bathroom,

telephone, TV with international channels, radio and a ceiling fan.

The Magic is closer than you think with Galloway Coach Travel!

ALL PRICES ARE BASED

ON TWO ADULTS SHARING

(Maximum of 4 persons

per room)

® Disney/Pixar

DISNEY’S HOTEL

SANTA FE ®

UPGRADE PRICES PER ROOM

DISNEY’S

HOTEL

CHEYENNE ®

DISNEY’S

SEQUOIA

LODGE ®

DISNEY’S

NEWPORT

BAY CLUB ®

DEPARTURES DAYS ADULT CHILD Per room Per room Per room

1 April ■ 4 £299 £159 £45 £105 £177

1 April ♦ 3 £319 £175 £27 £75 £120

3 June ■ 4 £299 £159 £45 £105 £177

3 June ♦ 3 £369 £220 £27 £75 £120

17 June ■ 4 £299 £159 £45 £105 £177

17 June ● 4 £332 £165 £45 £105 £177

26 August ■ 4 £299 £159 £45 £105 £177

26 August ♦ 3 £345 † £195 † £27 £75 £120

23 Sept ■ 4 £275 £159 £40 £110 £177

23 Sept ● 4 £349 † £197 † £40 £110 £177

28 October ■ 4 £340 £170 £52 £130 £209

28 October ♦ 3 £339 † £188 † £32 £85 £137

CHANNEL DISNEY PARK DEPARTURE TIME

CROSSING TICKET TYPE ON LAST DAY

Eurostar ◆ 3-day Hopper 18.00

Eurostar ● 4-day Hopper 18.00

Eurotunnel ■ 3-day Hopper 14.30

Subject to rooming – sole adult occupancy supplement applies. † Subject to confirmation.

*The bunk beds are not suitable for persons of more than 70kg

(approx. 11 stone). The upper bed is not suitable for children under 6 years.

This year, for its 20th

anniversary, there is more

magic in the air than ever

at Disneyland ® Paris.

To celebrate this special

occasion, the Disney Parks

have been transformed in

the most magical way

through an amazing

explosion of lights and

colours! Come with your

family and friends and share

unique and unforgettable

Disney moments you have

always dreamed of!

The 20th Anniversary,

the most spectacular

Celebration ever: You

won’t believe your eyes!

Now it’s THE time...

YOUR RESTAURANT

Enjoy your continental breakfast at your hotel. Follow

your nose to our simmering cauldrons and taste the food

of the cowboys at the Chuck Wagon Café buffet restaurant.

Select your dishes from a choice of starters to the barbecue and other specialities

of the plains of the West! The hotel is approximately a 20-minute walk from the

Disney Parks or a few minutes by free shuttle.

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 31

® Disney


Ireland

Dublin, Wicklow & Valley of the Kings

Join us on this new holiday exploring the rich history of County Meath and the beautiful

scenery of County Wicklow. First we visit Ireland’s capital, Dublin, where we include a guided city tour,

before taking some scenic excursions through the Wicklow Mountains with an included visit to Powerscourt

Gardens and a day exploring Ireland’s ‘Valley of the Kings’.

Day 1: Early morning collection from home to join our

coach for the drive to Holyhead and the afternoon

Irish Ferries crossing to Dublin. On arrival in Ireland we

make the short journey to the Dunboyne Castle Hotel

for 4 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 2: After breakfast we travel to nearby Dublin for a

tour of the city sights. Dublin is a city steeped in history.

Though it is probably best known for being home to the

World famous Guinness, the city’s many historical sights

include two majestic cathedrals, the oldest University in

Ireland, the iconic Ha’penny Bridge and the fascinating

castle. The remainder of the day is free to explore the

city at your leisure and sample the Irish life before we

County Wicklow

Dublin

return to our hotel for evening meal.

Day 3: Today we explore County Wicklow, known as the

‘Garden of Ireland’. Our first visit is to the lovely gardens

at Powerscourt, one of the most beautiful estates in

Ireland. Framed by the Wicklow Mountains and with

formal tree plantations to the north, the 47 acres of

gardens include an extraordinary series of Italianate

terraces, a walled garden, rose beds and a Japenese

Garden. Afterwards, we head to the traditional Irish

village of Laragh where we have time to purchase

lunch (not included). This afternoon, we make a stop

at Glendalough, famous for its 6th century monastic

settlement, before returning to our hotel passing the

Wicklow Gap as we enjoy stunning scenic views of

Wicklow’s countryside.

Day 4: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we

head to Newgrange, a magnificent UNESCO World

Heritage ancient royal burial site, dated 3,200BC,

older than the Egyptian Pyramids! We have time to

experience the visitor centre before being taken by

mini-bus to enter the real tomb. Later, we continue

north to the site of the Battle of the Boyne 1690, the

largest ever Irish Battle between 61,000 troops, where

we include entrance to the 18th century Oldbridge

House which houses the visitor centre. We return to our

hotel via the churchyards of Monasterboice, home to

some of the best examples of Celtic crosses in Ireland.

Day 5: After an early breakfast, we make the short

drive to Dublin for a morning sea crossing to

Holyhead. We continue our homeward journey

across Wales, returning to East Anglia mid-evening

where our door-to-door service to your home will

be waiting.

Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (4 Nights) qery[

This luxury 4-star standard hotel is nestled in the village of Dunboyne and surrounded by

countryside, just 12 miles from Dublin.

All en suite bedrooms feature a television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, lounge bar and large terrace area surrounded by its private landscaped

gardens, hydrotherapy pool and spa area. (Treatments are not included)

The hotel has a lift.

Mon 14 May £489 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £80 • Insurance: £25

32 Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424

Titanic Centenary Tour

& Northern Ireland

Join us on this delightful new tour

exploring Northern Ireland taking

in Belfast, the spectacular Antrim

Coast and Giants Causeway as we mark the

centenary of the Titanic with a visit to the new

Titanic Belfast Visitors Centre. We also include a

visit to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and

a tasting at Bushmills Distillery.

Giants Causeway

Day 1: Morning collection from home for the journey

north to the Scottish Boarders, where we will be

accommodated at a 3-star hotel for dinner, overnight

stay and breakfast.

Day 2: After breakfast we make our way to Cairnryan

for the morning sailing to Belfast. On arrival in Belfast

we continue to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

where dozens of old buildings that escaped destruction

from throughout Ulster now form a living folk park

with demonstrations of traditional crafts and industries.

Later we continue to the Stormont Hotel, Belfast our

base for the next four nights.

Day 3: Today we take one of the finest marine drives in

Europe, the Antrim Coast, passing spectacular scenery

centred around the nine glens of Antrim. We follow the

coast road, built in the 1800’s to provide employment

for the famine-stricken workers, through to Carnlough.

We continue via Cushendall and the National Trust

village of Cushenden to the mighty Giants Causeway

which they say was the work on one giant man named

Finn MacCool. This afternoon we visit Bushmills, the

oldest distillery in the world where we can sample

the single malt blend.

Please note that today’s visit to Giants Causeway is not suitable for

those with walking difficulties.

Day 4: Today we start with a guided tour exploring the

handsome city of Belfast located at the mouth of the

River Lagan. This afternoon we visit the new Titanic

Belfast Visitor Centre, located in the heart of Belfast on

the slipways where RMS Titanic was built. Inside this

iconic building you will re-live the entire Titanic story

from her birth to the fateful maiden voyage and her

eventual discovery on the seabed.

Day 5: After breakfast we take the winding roads, small

fields and white cottages that create the landscape

along the Ards Peninsula. Our first stop is Mount

Stewart house one of Northern Ireland’s most

magnificent country homes. The grand 19th century

house is surrounded by splendid and eccentric gardens,

known for their fine topiary as well as the stone statues

on the Dodo Terrace, which reflect nicknames for the

members of Lady Londonderry’s social circle. We

continue south to Portaferry, a little fishing village at the

tip of the peninsula, where twice a day over 400 million

tons of water rush through the opening to Strangford

Lough. This is the reason the Viking called this the

‘violent fjord’. From here, we board the ferry to


Strangford with time to explore and visit the dedicated

visitors centre reflecting the life of Ireland’s patron

saint, St. Patrick, with his grave reputed to be in the

grounds of the adjoining Cathedral.

Day 6: We must leave Belfast today, taking a scenic

drive south through County Down via Ballynahinch

and Newcastle to the famous Mountains of Mourne.

From here we take a lovely coastal drive connecting

a series of small fishing villages such as Kilkeel and

Rostrevor before arriving in Dublin with free time

to explore the city.

Day 7: After an early breakfast we travel to Dublin Port

for the 3½ hour morning ferry to Holyhead. On arrival

we travel across the country to arrive in East Anglia

mid-evening where our door-to-door service will be

waiting to take you home.

St. Patricks Cathedral, Armagh

Stormont Hotel,

Belfast, Northern

Ireland (4 Nights)

qwertuop[

Situated just across the road from Northern

Ireland’s famous parliament building, overlooking

the landscaped gardens of Stormont Castle, the

luxurious and stylish 4-star Stormont Hotel is

renowned for its professionalism and high level

of service.

All en suite rooms have satellite TV, telephone,

hairdryer, iron/trouser press and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a lift and well appointed public

areas including 2 restaurants, bar and lounge.

Guests also have use of the nearby David Lloyd

Leisure Complex including a swimming pool, gym

and much more.

Stillorgan Park Hotel,

Stillorgan (1 Night)

qertp[

This 4-star hotel is situated in the

prime location of Stillorgan on the south

periphery of Dublin City Centre.

All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV,

WiFi, trouser press, telephone, tea/coffee making

facilities and hairdryer.

Hotel amenities include the Pruple Sage

Restaurant, Turf Club Bar, a spa and a lift.

Thurs 9 August £629

7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £130

Insurance: £28.50

Bantry & the Gulf Stream Coast

Day 1: Early morning collection from home to join our

coach for the drive to Holyhead and the late afternoon

Swift crossing to Dublin. On arrival in Ireland we make

the short journey to the 3-star Regency Hotel on the

outskirts of Dublin for overnight half board

accommodation.

Day 2: After breakfast, we travel to the delightful

heritage town of Cashel, famous as the home of the

iconic Rock of Cashel. We have time to purchase lunch

and explore some of the town’s rich history or perhaps

visit the Rock of Cashel (cost not included) before

continuing to Bantry in time for evening meal and a

stay of 4 nights.

Day 3: Our excursion today takes us south through

Cork countryside enjoying fabulous views across to

Clear Island and Fastnet Rock before climbing the

sandstone cliff overlooking Barleycove as we make our

way to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southerly point

reached along a rocky coastline, sliced by small coves.

We include a visit to Mizen Vision where you can also

walk down to the signal station – not for the faint

hearted, as to reach the island you must cross an arched

bridge that spans the vast gulf over the sea below. Later

we return to our hotel via Schull and Ballydehob.

Day 4: Today we enjoy a full day along the Beara

Peninsula, which is dotted with small fishing villages

with stunning backdrops. We travel over the Caha

Mountains and through Turner’s Rock Tunnels to

Kenmare. We skirt the western shore of the Cloonee

lakes as we journey through Lauragh, Adrgroom and

Eyeries to Castletownbere, once a haven for smugglers.

We continue along the shores of Bantry Bay, through

Adrigole to Glengarriff, where we include an afternoon

trip with the Harbour Queen Ferries to Garnish Island

Ireland

West Cork offers so much variety to visitors, with rugged mountain scenery separated by lush river valleys,

whilst the rocky coast stretches into the Atlantic Ocean with its warm waters and mild winds of the

Gulf Streams. Bantry, with its magnificent natural harbour is an ideal base for this holiday as we explore

the Beara Peninsula and western Cork.

Banrty House

Ilnacullen for an inclusive visit to the Italianate garden

that flourishes in this temperate climate, and perhaps

glimpse the seals at play.

Day 5: Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s excellent

leisure facilities or walk along the shoreline into Bantry.

Alternatively just a short walk from the hotel is Bantry

House, one of the first historic houses to open in Ireland

and commanding one of the best views overlooking

Bantry Bay (entrance not included). Dating back to the

second Earl of Bantry’s travels, the structure of the

surrounding garden has changed little. Having fallen

into disrepair, since 1997 the gardens have gradually

been restored, including the famous Hundred Steps –

a monumental staircase built of local stone, set amidst

azaleas and rhododendron.

Day 6: We bid farewell to our hosts after breakfast

and travel via Bandon to Cork which, like Venice, has

grown from a series of islands in a medieval marsh into

a cosmopolitan city. We have time for shopping and

lunch (not included) before we continue to Midleton,

home of the Old Midleton Distillery, part of the vast Irish

Distillers group famous for Jameson, Bushmills,

Tullamore Dew and the local brew ‘Paddys’. We include

entrance to the museum, which has the largest pot still

in the world, depicting the story of Irish whiskey, and a

tour of the old distillery complete with a whiskey

tasting. We continue to the 3-star Maldron Hotel

Wexford for our final night’s accommodation.

Day 7: After an early breakfast, we make the short

drive to Rosslare for the morning ferry to Pembroke.

We continue our homeward journey across Wales,

returning to East Anglia mid-evening and our door-todoor

service to your home.

Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Ireland (4 Nights) qeryuop[

This stylish and contemporary 4-star hotel is set in the centre of Bantry overlooking Bantry Bay.

All en suite bedrooms feature a TV, internet access, hairdryer, iron, safe and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include the Ocean Restaurant, Maritime Bar, lounge area and a lift.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym.

Sun 7 October £549 • 7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £130 • Insurance: £28.50

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 33


Ireland & Isle of Man

Best of Ireland –

Galway Bay & Ring of Kerry

Ireland – the ‘Emerald Isle’ has a unique brand of magic all of its own and has

a countryside full of splendid seascapes, legendary lakes and magnificent wild

fells. Our popular 8 day holiday provides the ideal opportunity to sample some

of the scenery, heritage, charm and humour which makes Ireland ‘the land of

a thousand welcomes’.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Killarney Lakes, Courtesy Fáilte Ireland

home to join our coach for the drive

to Holyhead and the late afternoon

Swift crossing to Dublin. A short drive

sees us arrive at the 3-star Ramada

Woodlands Court near Bray for dinner

& overnight accommodation.

Day 2: After breakfast we head to

Kildare for an included visit to the

Irish National Stud, one of the gems

of Ireland’s heritage. Later, we

continue via Limerick to our

next hotel in Ennistymon for 2 night’s accommodation.

Day 3: Today we take an excursion through the strange rocky landscape of the

Burren then along the shores of Galway Bay to admire the Cliffs of Moher, which

rise dramatically from the sea.

Day 4: Today we leave Ennistymon and travel south along the coast before crossing

County Clare as we travel to Killimer on the banks of the River Shannon. Here we

catch the ferry across the river to Tarbert, before making the short journey to the Flying

Boat Museum (entrance included). Housed in the original terminal building, its exhibits

and original 1940’s cinema recall that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre

of the aviation world during World War II. It is also where the very first Irish coffee

was served! We continue our journey to Castleisland and our hotel for 3 night’s stay.

Day 5: The highlight of our tour is an unforgettable drive with local guide around

the spectacular Ring of Kerry – 100 miles of striking coastline, stunning scenery and

rugged mountains.

Day 6: A free day in Castleisland, with time to settle back into a peaceful Irish pace

and explore this bustling market town. Alternatively join our inclusive excursion by

local coach to nearby Killarney.

Day 7: Today we commence our homeward journey as we travel to the 3-star

Dooley’s Hotel in Waterford for our final night in Ireland. We will stop en route at

Blarney, home to one of Ireland’s best known attractions, Blarney Castle (entrance

not included) and its famous stone.

Day 8: We must take an early breakfast to catch the morning ferry from Rosslare

to Pembroke. We then travel across Wales and joining the motorways return to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will be waiting to take you home.

Falls Hotel, Ennistymon (2 Nights)

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This superior 3-star hotel set in its own extensive 50 acres of

grounds on the edge of the village, sensitively extended and modernised from

the original manor house.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a lounge and bar overlooking the River Inagh, and a restaurant

serving quality cuisine using local produce.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.

Lift and some ground floor rooms.

River Island Hotel, Castleisland (3 Nights)

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This 3-star hotel is situated in the centre of Castleisland on

Ireland’s widest street.

All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee making

facilities and hairdryer.

Hotel amenities include the Sliagh Luachra Restaurant, The Shanowen Bar,

Con’s Traditional Irish Bar and a lift.

Sat 9 June £689 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £146 • Insurance: £29

The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man, despite only being a short distance from the British

mainland, has a rich folklore and unique culture developed over hundreds of

years. The island is not heavily populated and enjoys a mild climate, making

it a popular short break destination. Douglas, the capital, is the main shopping

centre and an ideal base from which to discover more of this attractive island,

from wooded glens and heather clad hills to rocky headlands and secluded

coves. The island has numerous attractions including several castles, a variety of

museums, steam railways and one of the oldest working tramways in the world.

Day 1: Early collection from home to join the coach for the drive to Heysham,

where we catch the afternoon ferry to Douglas and our hotel for 4 nights.

Day 2: We spend the morning exploring the island’s capital, Douglas, home to the

award winning Manz Museum. After lunch (not included) we make the short journey

to Laxey for a view of ‘Lady Isabella’ the world’s largest working waterwheel and the

islands most famous icon (entrance not included). Later we enjoy a return ride on

the Snaefell Mountain Railway, a spectacular climb to the island’s highest point at

2036ft, before returning to Douglas.

Day 3: Today we take a tour with a local guide to the south of the island, visiting

first the ancient capital of Castletown with its wonderfully preserved Castle Rushen.

We continue to the south west corner and Cregneash Village Folk Museum where

the amusing film ‘Waking Ned’ was set. Nearby are the wonderful views around

Calf Sound and the village of Port Erin, nestling in its scenic bay.

Day 4: An excursion with our local

guide as we follow the Isle of Man’s

The Lady Isabella Waterwheel

famous TT course, stopping at

“Royal” Ramsey, before travelling

across the island to Peel. Sitting

grandly at the mouth of the harbour

is an attractive seaside resort

complete with castle, flat sandy

beach, heritage centre and

smoked kipper factory.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after

breakfast and take a morning ferry

to Heysham. We continue our

journey to East Anglia by midevening

where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return

you home.

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This 3-star hotel has a reputation for excellent service and

commands a prime position on the Victorian promenade

overlooking Douglas Bay.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite flat screen TV, telephone, internet access,

trouser press, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a large conservatory spanning the entire length of the front of

the building, a piano bar, restaurant and lift to all floors.

Leisure facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

Sun 10 June £499 • Sat 11 August £499

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: £46 • Insurance: £25

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County Wicklow


Hebridean Odyssey

We are delighted to offer once again this popular and magical tour which

explores seven unspoilt islands – Barra, Eriskay, South & North Uist, Benbecula,

Harris and Lewis. An ultimate island-hopping experience in the Outer Hebrides,

we explore the unspoilt natural beauty with spectacular scenery, impressive

mountain ranges, moorland and miles of golden beaches, complemented by

the slow pace of life.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Isle of Lewis

home to join our coach for the drive

northwards to the 3-star standard

Holiday Inn Glasgow-East Kilbride,

where we enjoy dinner and overnight

accommodation.

Day 2: We depart our hotel after

breakfast and journey to Oban for

the afternoon sailing to Barra. We

make the short journey to the Isle of

Barra Hotel where evening meal will

be served on arrival mid-evening.

Day 3: A day of relaxation on the tiny and peaceful island of Barra. The island was

used as the location for the classic British film ‘Whisky Galore!’ and is considered

one of the most beautiful islands in Britain.

Day 4: Seven islands in one day! This morning we cross from Barra to the Isle of

Eriskay, famous for its Eriskay ponies. We take the causeway to South Uist, where

the west coast has a continuous sandy beach whilst the east is dominated by

mountainous peaks. We continue north, passing Flora MacDonald’s cottage where

she hid Bonnie Prince Charlie, to Benbecula for an included coffee stop. The Benbecula

causeway links to North Uist, which is a relatively flat island covered with peat bogs,

low hills and lochans. We board the early afternoon ferry for the 1 hour scenic crossing

to the Isle of Harris before travelling up the west coast, past numerous unspoilt white

sandy beaches and more breathtaking scenery to the Isle of Lewis. We continue

to Stornoway and the Cabarfeidh Hotel, our base for the next 2 nights.

Day 5: A fascinating excursion on the Isle of Lewis, the most northerly island of

the Hebrides and the largest island of the Outer Hebrides. Our tour will take in the

impressive standing stones at Callanish, described as ‘Scotland’s Stonehenge’,

the ancient thatched ‘blackhouses’ and the Broch at Carloway (entrances free).

Day 6: Morning at leisure in Stornoway, the largest town in the Western Isles. We

join the early afternoon ferry to Ullapool on the Scottish mainland, before continuing

south, skirting the shores of Loch Ness as we travel to the 3-star Ballachulish Hotel,

set in a spectacular position at the foot of the dramatic Glencoe overlooking Loch

Linnhe and Loch Leven, for 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 7: We depart our hotel after breakfast and travel through the Trossachs to

Edinburgh by lunchtime. Later we continue to our final night’s half board

accommodation in the North East of England.

Day 8: After breakfast, we continue our homeward journey making a lunchtime

stop in the historic city of York. We arrive back in East Anglia mid-evening where

our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway (2 Nights)

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A comfortable 3-star standard hotel, rightly known as the finest

the Isle of Lewis, on the outskirts of Stornoway.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant and a lift.

Isle of Barra Hotel, Isle of Barra (2 Nights)

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This modern 2-star rated hotel is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Situated in a quiet location with lovely views and friendly atmosphere.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a spacious lounge offering panoramic views of Halamn Bay

and Ben Tangaval rising in the distance, and a restaurant specialising in local

seafood.

No lift and some steps to negotiate to the ground floor rooms.

Thurs 20 September £815 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £154 • Insurance: £24

Scotland

The Orkneys, Shetland & Dundee

The Shetland and the Orkney islands in the far north off the

Scottish coast are places of wild and dramatic charm. They

boast a rich history from the first Neolithic settlement at Skara

Brae to the remarkable tales of skill and courage of the ‘Shetland Bus’ as its

crews braved the north sea on their missions to occupied Norway in World War

11. We have two days of guided tours to delve into their secrets and see the best

of the unspoiled and remote scenery. The east coast of Scotland holds its own

charms and historic gems. We visit Dundee, the wonderful Glamis Castle and

the House of Dun.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Shetland your home to join the coach for

the drive north, arriving at our

overnight hotel in the Durham

area in time for evening meal.

Day 2: Soon after we set off we

enter Scotland and drive through

the Borders via Perth and Inverness

to our hotel in Strathpeffer. A day

of stunning scenery with stops en

route for refreshments and

sightseeing.

Day 3: Our journey, after breakfast,

continues north to Scrabster where we catch the 13.15 Northlink ferry to Stromness

on the Orkney Isles. After sailing past the highest vertical cliffs in Britain, we arrive

mid afternoon and drive to our hotel in the pretty town of Kirkwall for free time

for exploration and our overnight hotel.

Day 4: Today we enjoy a full day guided tour of Orkney, including the World Heritage

Site of Skara Brae, Skaill House, the Ring of Brodger, the Churchill Barriers, the Italian

Chapel and Scapa Flow. We return to our hotel for our evening meal before boarding

our ferry for an overnight sailing to Lerwick on the Shetland Isles.

Day 5: We arrive in Lerwick early morning and meet our local guide for another day of

wonderful scenery. We visit the outstanding site of Jarlshof in the south, 17th century

Scalloway Castle and Museum and have time in Lerwick to explore. We re-board our

ferry late afternoon and enjoy dinner on board before our overnight sailing.

Day 6: We disembark after breakfast and join our coach for a tour through Royal

Deeside. A refreshment stop will be made at Braemar and then we travel via the

Spittal of Glenshee and Strathardale to Pitlochry for lunch and then to our hotel in

Dundee for a three night stay.

Day 7: A free day to relax and explore Dundee or just spoil yourself and use the

luxury spa and pool facilities within the hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast we head to Glammis Castle and Gardens. Later, there will be

a lunch break in Arbroath on the coast and then we will visit the House of Dunn,

the beautiful Georgian mansion and gardens overlooking the Montrose Basin.

Day 9: We leave Dundee making our way over the famous Forth Road Bridge and

around Edinburgh. A stop will be made at Jedburgh en route to our overnight hotel

in the Yorkshire area.

Day 10: After breakfast, we continue our homeward journey, arriving back in

East Anglia mid-evening where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return

you home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with Woods Holiday, Bognor Regis.

The Landmark Hotel, Dundee (3 Nights)

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Located a short drive from the city centre this former Scottish

mansion house has recently been refurbished to a very high standard.

All bedrooms are stylishly decorated and facilities include en suite bath/shower,

hairdryer, TV, telephone, trouser press and hospitality tray.

Take time out to relax in the Leisure Club with its indoor pool, steam room,

sauna and gym.

There is no lift but some ground floor rooms are available.

Northlink Ferries (2 Nights)

Purpose built for this route, the ferries offer well appointed

lounges and bars, restaurants, cinema and shops.

We will be accommodated in en suite twin bedded cabins with hairdryer.

Sat 4 August £1099 • 10 Days / 9 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £215 • Insurance: £26

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Scotland

Scottish Castles & Heritage

We are delighted to introduce this new holiday for 2012 based at

the magnificent Airth Castle Hotel, situated in stunning grounds with views

towards the Forth Valley. Our itinerary features a visit to Edinburgh, one of the

world’s finest cities along with entrance to Glamis Castle – the childhood home

of the Queen Mother and Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the Kings

of Scots.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive northwards

and across the border into Scotland, arriving at the 4-star standard Airth Castle Hotel

in time for evening meal and a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: After a hearty Scottish breakfast, we drive to the breathtakingly beautiful

Scone Palace, where a guide will be waiting to show you around, possibly one of

Scotland’s finest Palaces. Scone Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is

revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland. Later, we continue into

Perth for some free time before returning our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 3: A traditional Scottish breakfast will be served before heading to Glamis Castle,

situated 12 miles from Dundee and the childhood home of the late Queen Mother

and as well the setting for Shakespeare’s MacBeth. Whether you want to explore the

legends of the castle or the beauty of the gardens you will not fail to be touched

by the magic of Glamis. This afternoon, we travel into Dundee for a spot of shopping

before returning to Airth Castle.

Day 4: This morning we head into Edinburgh city centre where we are met by a local

guide who will show us some of the sights of this unique city. The remainder of the

day is free to explore the city. We return to our hotel with time to relax before

evening meal.

Day 5: We depart Airth after breakfast and commence our return journey. On arrival

back in East Anglia, our door-to-door service will return you home.

Glamis Castle

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The 4-star standard Airth Castle Hotel is a 14th century Castle

and converted stables nestled in 14 acres of wooded parkland

and landscaped gardens.

The generous guestrooms capture the breathtaking views of the extensive

woodlands, well-stocked landscaped gardens and views overlooking the

picturesque Forth Valley & River Forth.

All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer, telephone and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include the Glasshouse Restaurant & Piano Bar set beneath a

dramatic pyramid of glass.

Leisure facilities include the Cloud Nine Spa and Leisure Club with indoor

swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gymnasium.

Lift serving most rooms.

Mon 2 July £425 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £94 • Insurance: £20.50

Bonnie Scotland &

the Hollow Mountain

We are pleased to offer this new tour for 2012 based in the village of Crianlarich

in Central Scotland. Two train rides are featured, to Oban and Fort William, as

well as a sightseeing excursion around Perthshire with a visit to the Glenturret

Distillery and the chance to discover one of the hidden wonders of the Highlands.

Loch Lomond

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive north arriving

at our overnight hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: We continue into Southern Scotland and make our way along the shore of

Loch Lomond to Crianlarich, arriving late afternoon for a stay of 4 nights.

Day 3: This morning we join the Scotrail train at Crianlarich station for the ride to

Oban. The line takes us through the Pass of Brander and alongside Loch Etive. Just a

short journey by coach from Oban we discover one of the hidden wonders of the

highlands. A power station buried deep under Ben Cruachan – the hollow mountain.

The hollow mountain is unique, an underground world on a spectacular scale, a

five star attraction which is not to be missed.

Day 4: Today we join a local coach and head along Glen Dochart to Killin, with the

falls of Dochart rushing through the village. From here we drive along Loch Tay to

Aberfeldy, where we have our lunch break. (Not included) Later, we head south along

the Sma’ Glen to Crieff where we include a visit to the Glenturret Distillery, makers of

the Famous Grouse for a tour and a wee dram.

Day 5: After breakfast we take the train from Crianlarich across wild and desolate

Rannoch Moor to Fort William. The line passes through some of the most inhospitable

country in Scotland, with spectacular scenery and lonely lochs as we come to Glen

Spean and Fort William. We have time to explore this popular town before we make

our way by coach south alongside Loch Linnhe to Ballachulish and Loch Leven.

Stopping at the Glencoe Visitor Centre, you can learn all about the feuding clans and

infamous massacre.

Day 6: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we retrace our steps into southern Scotland

and into Northern England arriving at our overnight hotel in time for dinner, bed

and breakfast.

Day 7: Departing after breakfast we continue our homeward journey to East Anglia

by mid-evening, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to

your home.

The Crianlarich Hotel, Crianlarich (4 Nights)

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The 3-star standard Crianlarich Hotel stands in the village of

the same name on the fringe of the beautiful Breadalbane region of Perthshire.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge and Wi-Fi in public areas.

Sun 17 June £539 • 7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £23

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Romantic Journeys of

the Scottish Highlands

In the heart of the Highlands, and situated within Scotland’s largest National

Park, Newtonmore is a picturesque village and an ideal base for this delightful

tour. Many scenes for the hit TV series ‘Monarch of the Glen’ were filmed in the

area and we pass some of the locations featured in the series during our tour.

Also included are 3 superb train rides featuring a Scotrail line, a trip on the

Strathspey Railway and a ride on the famous ‘Jacobite’ steam train, along

with a cruise on Loch Ness.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive north arriving

at our overnight hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: We continue north through the Lowland Hills past Glasgow, Stirling, Perth

and Pitlochry for a late afternoon arrival at the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore,

our base for the next 5 nights.

Days 3-6: Whist in Scotland, the following excursions are included:

We travel north into the Highland capital, Inverness. Here we join the Scotrail train

for one of the ‘Great Railway Journeys of the World’ – the line to Kyle of Lochalsh.

The route takes us through some of the best scenery in the country, skirting lochs and

passing remote villages. After a break in Kyle of Lochalsh we enjoy the return ride,

this time by coach to our hotel.

We journey by a local coach to Aviemore where we take a break before heading

into the beautiful Glenmore Forest Park on our way to Cairngorm. Here we have the

opportunity, weather permitting, to take a ride on the funicular Cairngorm Mountain

Railway, taking us to the top in just 8 minutes. We return to Aviemore where you may

purchase lunch (not included). This afternoon we ride on the Strathspey Railway from

Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill before returning to our hotel.

An excursion south west along the shore of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean

to Fort William. Here we enjoy an included ride on the ‘Jacobite’ steam train along the

celebrated West Highland Line to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs

and inlets, silver sands, and crosses the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct on its way

west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and we have time to wander around the harbour

before we catch the return train to Fort William. Here we rejoin our coach for the

journey back to our hotel.

Loch Ness is our destination of our final excursion. We travel through unspoilt

scenery past Loch Mhor and along Stratherrick to Fort Augustus. Here we have time to

obtain lunch (not included) before we enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness with commentary

on board ‘The Royal Scot’. Later we leave Fort Augustus and head north overlooking

the loch towards Inverness before heading back to Newtonmore for our final night.

Day 7: We depart after breakfast and retrace our steps south towards Perth, skirting

Glasgow on our way to our overnight hotel in Northern England for dinner, bed and

breakfast.

Day 8: Departing our hotel after breakfast we continue our homeward journey to

East Anglia by mid-evening, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return

you to your home.

Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore (5 Nights)

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This welcoming 2-star standard hotel has recently been

refurbished and is situated in the village of Newtonmore.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, hairdryer, satellite TV and tea/coffee making

facilities. No lift, but ground floor rooms available on request.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge.

Sat 1 September £639 • 8 Days / 7 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £100 • Insurance: £24

West Highland Railway

Glorious Gardens of

Dumfries & Galloway

Scotland

We are delighted to introduce this new holiday for 2012 which discovers the often

overlooked south-west corner of Scotland. Based at the Cairndale Hotel on the

outskirts of Dumfries, the region has a wealth of history and attractions just

waiting to be discovered, from its rugged coastline to its tranquil lochs and its

picturesque harbour towns to its beautiful gardens.

Sweetheart Abbey

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the journey north

to Dumfries & Galloway arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

Day 2: This morning we travel to the nearby pretty village of New Abbey, home to

Sweetheart Abbey, the splendid remains of a 13th century abbey founded by

Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in memory of her husband. We continue along the

coastal route with views over sandy beaches and the Solway Firth to England, before

arriving in the picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Later, we return to our hotel

driving along the edge of Galloway Forest Park and Loch Ken.

Day 3: After breakfast we make an excursion to the Rhins of Galloway incorporating

a visit to the historic harbour village of Portpatrick and Logan Botanic Garden,

Scotland’s most exotic garden. Here we discover botanical treasures from around the

world which are rarely seen in the United Kingdom.

Day 4: A morning at leisure to relax and explore Dumfries, the main shopping town

of the region, which is home to the Robert Burns Centre located in the town’s 18th

century watermill, the Globe Inn, which Burns frequented and now a treasure trove of

Burns history, and Burns House, where Scotland’s national poet spent the last years

of his life. This afternoon, we include a visit to the National Trust for Scotland’s

spectacular gardens at Threave, near Castle Douglas, which consists of 60 acres made

up of individual display gardens set amongst a wooded area with amazing views of

the surrounding countryside. We return to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 5: We depart Dumfries after breakfast for the return journey to East Anglia by

mid-evening where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries

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The 3-star standard Cairndale Hotel is one of the largest, privately

owned hotels in South West Scotland and is perfectly situated for touring this

beautiful region and is less than a five minute stroll from the centre of Dumfries.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a bar, restaurant and one of the finest hotel leisure clubs of

its kind in the area which include a 14 metre, heated swimming pool, sauna,

steam room, spa bath and an air conditioned gymnasium.

Sun 27 May £399 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £20.50

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Scotland

Dunoon & the

Western Highlands

Dunoon is a popular holiday resort and capital of the Cowal Peninsula which

nestles on the shores of the Firth of Clyde surrounded by a treasure trove of

forests, hills, gardens and attractive bays. The resort is an ideal touring centre

with the lochs, mountains and glens of the region all within easy reach. Dunoon

itself enjoys a traffic-free promenade and a wide variety of interesting shops

and is ideal for those who prefer a quiet relaxing holiday.

Inverarary Castle

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to

Scotland, joining the short ferry crossing from Gourock to Hunters Quay and onto

Dunoon for a stay of 6 nights at the Esplanade Hotel.

Day 2: A full day excursion through the Argyll Forest, past Loch Eck and on to

Colintraive, to join the ferry for the Isle of Bute. We tour around Bute, with a lunchtime

stop in Rothesay before returning through Tighnabruaich with some spectacular

views of the Kyles of Bute.

Day 3: Day at leisure in Dunoon. Why not take a cruise around the Firth of Clyde

(cost not included).

Day 4: A scenic excursion over the ‘Rest and be Thankful Pass’ to visit Tarbet on the

bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. We include an hour long cruise on Loch Lomond and

have some free time before rejoining our coach for the journey back to our hotel.

Day 5: A day excursion to Oban, a fishing port and Scotland’s most famous West

Highland resort which is also the starting point for ferries to Mull and the

Outer Hebrides.

Day 6: This morning‘s excursion takes

Bute Ferry

us to Inveraray on the western shore of Loch

Fyne. Its distinctive white buildings on the

loch shore make it most photogenic and a

popular tourist town. This afternoon we

make an included visit to the prestigious

Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of

Argyll. Inveraray Castle is a remarkable and

unique piece of architecture incorporating

Baroque, Palladian and Gothic whilst the

gardens cover 16 acres of park and

woodland, including 2 acres of formal

lawns and flowerbeds.

Day 7: After breakfast we take the ferry

across the Clyde and commence our journey

to East Anglia arriving mid-evening, where

our door-to-door service awaits to return

you home.

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Situated on the West Bay promenade, this 3-star family owned

hotel offers a warm welcome and excellent hospitality.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a bar, dining room, sun lounges and a lift.

Sun 12 August £519 • 7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £23

Scottish Canals, Lochs & Coast

We are delighted to offer again this fantastic sightseeing and sailing

holiday, the highlight being a cruise on board Sir Walter Scott, still plying its

way on Loch Katrine. We take you under the famous Forth Rail Bridge for a

sail out to Inchcolm Island, enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond and not forgetting

the canals as we visit the Falkirk Wheel.

Day 1: Early morning

collection from home to Falkirk Wheel

join our coach for the drive

northwards, arriving at

the Watermill Hotel by

early evening.

Day 2: This morning we

journey to Aberfoyle and

the Trossachs. Here we

enjoy a cruise on board

the ‘Sir Walter Scott’ along

beautiful Loch Katrine.

Later we make our way

via Lochearnhead to Killin

where we have some free time before continuing along Glen Dochart to Crianlarich

and follow the shores of Loch Lomond as we return to our hotel.

Day 3: Our day begins with a visit to Falkirk where we enjoy a ride on the restored

Falkirk Wheel. Used to transport canal barges from one level to another, this is a

superb feat of engineering and a fascinating experience. From Falkirk we continue to

the Firth of Forth and from under the famous railway bridge we join the ‘Maid of the

Forth’ and sail out past Inchcolm Island, with its abbey and collection of wildlife.

Later, we return west to our hotel.

Day 4: A short drive takes us into Glasgow and the River Clyde where we include

a visit to the newly opened Riverside Museum, Scotland’s museum of Travel and

Transport. This stunning new museum links industrial heritage with the River Clyde,

and the Tall Ship moored alongside creates a unique atmosphere. This afternoon

we head north to Balloch at the southern end of Loch Lomond to enjoy a delightful

afternoon cruise through the islands with panoramic views of Ben Lomond.

Day 5: We bid farewell to our hotel after breakfast and commence our return journey.

On arrival back in East Anglia, our door-to-door service will return you home.

Sir Walter Scott

Watermill Hotel, Paisley qert[

This 3-star standard hotel is situated a few minutes walk from

the centre of Paisley near the Hammills waterfall on the scenic

White Cart Water.

The classically designed bedrooms are furnished in the traditional Scottish style

and feature en suite facilities, flat screen satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer,

trouser press, internet connection and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, lounge bar, cafe and a lift.

Mon 23 July £389 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

& The Famous Grouse!

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey to our

hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: Morning at leisure to enjoy the facilities and amenities of the hotel. A light

lunch will be served before we head off to Edinburgh city centre this afternoon,

where we are met by a local guide who will show us some of the sights of this unique

city. The remainder of the afternoon and early evening are free to explore the city

before making our way to the spectacular Military Tattoo.

Day 3: Following a leisurely breakfast we set off to the Trossachs.We stop at the

bustling town of Callander, situated on the banks of the meandering River Teith.

We continue north along the Pass of Leny, through Strathyre Forest before skirting

the shore of Loch Earn as we travel to Crieff and the Glenturret Distillery. We include

a tasting and the Experience Tour to see first hand how the Glenturret single malt

whisky is made along with Scotland’s favourite whisky – The Famous Grouse.

Day 4: After breakfast, we commence our return drive to East Anglia, arriving

mid-evening where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld

qwertuo[

This luxurious 4-star hotel is situated in its own grounds with a

championship golf course, overlooking the Campsie Hills in Lanarkshire.

All spacious bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser

press/ironing facilities, internet connection and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include an award winning restaurant, the Club Bar and Grill next to

the golf course, a lounge and lift.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi, dance

studio, gym and spa salon offering beauty treatments which may be purchased

subject to availability.

Mon 6 August £379 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £80 • Insurance: £18

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

& Royal Yacht Britannia

Scotland

The magnificent spectacle of the military massed bands in full dress uniform playing and marching in the perfect setting of Edinburgh Castle is truly

memorable. Edinburgh itself is one of the world’s finest cities, and as the beautiful capital of Scotland, is an exciting place to visit at any time of the

year. To complete our Scottish breaks we offer a choice of itineraries featuring a visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia or a leisurely excursion

through the Scottish countryside to the Glenturret Distillery – home to The Famous Grouse whisky.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey to our

hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast, we depart our hotel mid-morning and head off

to Edinburgh city centre where we are met by a local guide who will show us some

of the sights of this unique city. The afternoon and early evening are free to explore

the city before making our way to the spectacular Military Tattoo.

Day 3: A late morning departure making a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia

(entrance included). The Britannia ‘experience’ begins in the purpose built Visitor

Centre, situated alongside Britannia where visitors are provided with an insight into

the history of this unique former Royal residence.

Day 4: After breakfast,

we commence our return drive to East Anglia, arriving mid-evening where our

door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Cairn Hotel, Bathgate qert[

This modern 3-star hotel is traditionally decorated in a cosy

Scottish style.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, internet access, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a bar, lounge, the Greenhouse Restaurant and a lift.

Mon 13 August £359 • 4 Days / 2 Nights Half Board, 1 Night B&B

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £18

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England

Castles & Gardens of Northumbria

Northumberland is home to more world-class castles than any other

county in Britain and this tour visits 2 castles as well as 2 fabulous

historic houses and 3 gardens. Based at the charming White Swan Hotel

in the heart of historic Alnwick, this tour takes in some of Northumbria’s

most delightful treasures.

Alnwick Castle

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive north

to Northumberland, arriving at our hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 2: After breakfast, we make the short walk to Alnwick Castle (entrance included).

Dominating the town, Alnwick Castle is one of the most stunning castles in Europe

and is familiar to many due to its starring role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

Known as ‘The Windsor of the North’, it is home to the Duke and Duchess of

Northumberland and is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. This

magnificent castle has been at the centre of many of the country's famous historical

events and today visitors flock to see its impressive architecture, sumptuous state

rooms, exhibitions, fine art treasures and much more. From Alnwick Castle we can

directly access the award-winning Alnwick Garden, a wonderland created by the

Duchess of Northumberland (entrance included). Described as one of the most exciting

contemporary gardens on earth there is much to see including the Grand Cascade,

Ornamental Garden, Spiral Garden, Serpent Garden, Bamboo Labyrinth, Garden

for the Senses and the infamous Poison Garden.

Day 3: Our first visit today is to Belsay Hall and Gardens, an architectural masterpiece

inspired by the temples of ancient Greece and renowned for its extraordinary

picturesque garden landscapes. The Castle, Hall and Garden are the nucleus of an

estate that has belonged to the Middleton family since the 13th century. We include

entrance to the unfurnished hall, castle and the 30 acres of magnificent formal and

informal gardens, including the famous Quarry Garden with its distinctive

microclimate. We continue to Otterburn Mill for the lunchtime period before heading

through the panoramic countryside via Elsdon and Rothbury as we make our way for

an included afternoon visit to Cragside House and Gardens. Built on a rocky crag high

above the Debdon Burn, Cragside is the revolutionary home of the Victorian inventor,

Lord Armstrong. The house is crammed with ingenious gadgets and is surrounded on

all sides is by one of the largest rock gardens in Europe.

Day 4: Our excursion today takes us to Bamburgh Castle, once home to the kings of

ancient Northumbria and one of the region’s most iconic buildings. Spanning 9 acres

of land on its rocky plateau, the castle was completely remodelled and rebuilt by

Victorian entrepreneur Lord Armstrong, who also built Cragside House, Gardens

& Estate. Later we travel along the coast through Seahouses and Craster as we

return to our hotel.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and commence our homeward journey.

We arrive back in East Anglia mid-evening, where our door-to-door service will take

you to your home.

White Swan Hotel, Alnwick wery[

Set in the heart of Alnwick, this 3-star former 18th century coaching

inn combines its unique heritage with superb accommodation.

All en suite bedrooms feature a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel is probably best known for its Olympic Dining Suite which features the

magnificent wood panelling, mirrors and stained glass windows from the

Titanic’s sister ship.

Other amenities include Hardy’s Bistro, and a lounge bar.

No lift, but some ground floor rooms available.

Sun 1 July £415 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Kingdom of Northumbria

Northumbria is a region of unspoilt scenic beauty with huge expanses of

untouched countryside and a spectacular 60 mile coastline, accentuated by

impressive castles and little fishing villages, which have created a heritage coast

of outstanding natural beauty. Northumberland is waiting to be explored and

is still probably England’s least known holiday destination.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for a leisurely drive

northwards to our hotel in Bamburgh, Northumberland for a stay of 5 nights.

Day 2: Today we enjoy a Northumbrian coastal tour. From Bamburgh we head south

through Seahouses making a brief stop at Craster, home of the famous kippers.

We continue south via Amble to visit Woodhorn, a superb development of a former

colliery site into the Northumberland Museum and Country Park, featuring Coal

Town and much more. Later we make our way to Alnwick for some free time

before returning to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 3: Leaving after breakfast our day begins with a visit to the villages of Ford and

Etal, a vast rural estate with visitor centre, steam railway, castle, cafe, tea rooms, craft

workshops and the Black Bull, Northumberland’s only thatched roof pub. Whilst here

we include a visit to Lady Waterford Hall – which was Ford School until 1957, a ride

on the Heatherslaw steam light railway and a visit to the Heatherslaw Cornmill,

England’s most northerly working water mill. From here, we head for Coldstream in

the Scottish Borders and continue along the Tweed Valley to Kelso. Flemish in style,

its wide cobbled market square and gracious Georgian buildings makes it, without

doubt, the most attractive town in the region. Kelso is also the home of Floors Castle,

the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and an optional visit can be arranged

(entrance approx. £8.00). We return to Bamburgh in time for dinner.

Day 4: Today’s excursion takes us across the causeway to Holy Island and the

mysterious Lindisfarne Castle (entrance not included) – visible in the distance from

Bamburgh. We return to Bamburgh for some free time, maybe visit the majestic

castle on the beach (entrance not included) or the Grace Darling Museum (free

entry, but donations welcome).

NOTE: The visit to Holy Island is governed by tide times and it may be necessary to amend this excursion.

Day 5: We journey through beautiful countryside to the capital of Coquetdale,

Rothbury. It was once a popular health resort where people came to take the air in its

riverside setting of wide open spaces and delightful scenery. From here, we continue

through stunning countryside to Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake set in

Europe’s largest man-made forest – Kielder Water. The views are breathtaking

and whilst here we include an enjoyable cruise on the lake.

Day 6: After breakfast, we travel to historic Durham with its Norman cathedral and

castle and departing at lunchtime we return to East Anglia early evening, where

our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Bamburgh Castle

The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh ery[

Overlooking the village green in the heart of historic Bamburgh, the

superior 2-star standard Victoria Hotel has been welcoming guests

for generations.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV, trouser press, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a bar and an attractive restaurant serving fine cuisine.

Sun 10 June £499 • 6 Days / 5 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £22.00

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Delightful Durham Dales

We are delighted to introduce this new tour exploring the

delightful Durham Dales. Peaceful and lovely villages, friendly, welcoming people,

combine and contrast well with historic Durham and the other attractions that

we visit on this tour. Our tour features a ride on the Weardale Railway, as well

as visits to ‘Locomotion’ , Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and Beamish Open

Air Museum, bringing back many memories of bygone time.

Durham

Day 1: Morning collection from home to meet our coach for the journey north,

making suitable comfort stops en route to our hotel, arriving late afternoon for

4 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Leaving after breakfast we begin our day with a drive to Middleton-in-

Teesdale, with its little shops and tea rooms. After a short break we continue to the

market town of Barnard Castle. Known as ‘Barny’ to the locals, we have time to

explore the town before making an included visit to the Bowes Museum. Housed in

a majestic French-style chateau, the museum opened in 1892 and will amaze you

with its superb collection. Later we reach the pleasant and historic town of Richmond

in North Yorkshire before returning to our hotel.

Day 3: Our first visit today is to Locomotion at Shildon. Locomotion is an outpost

of the National Railway Museum in York and contains locomotives, artefacts and

memorabilia dating back to the birth of the railways. In 1825 Shildon was home to the

first ever steam-hauled passenger train. We join the Weardale Railway for a delightful

ride through picturesque countryside to Wolsingham and Stanhope. From Stanhope

we continue north via Blanchland to Hexham, across the border to Northumberland,

where we have time to obtain lunch. This afternoon we include a visit to Raby Castle

and Gardens near Staindrop. This is one of the country’s most impressive medieval

castles and has been home to the Barnard family since 1626.

Day 4: This morning we travel to the ancient and historic City of Durham, acclaimed

as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and

Castle, high above the River Wear. We depart early afternoon and continue to

Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum. This gives a vivid, working

recreation of life in the 1800’s and early 1900’s and has been the setting for several

dramatisations of Catherine Cookson novels. We return to our hotel in time for

evening meal.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and travel to the beautiful city of Ripon

for some free time. Later we continue our journey back to East Anglia by early

evening, where our door-to-door service will take you home.

The Manor House Hotel and Country Club,

West Auckland eryuo[

This 3-star standard quintessential English manor house hotel is

steeped in history and was once Henry VIII’s hunting lodge.

The comfortable en suite bedrooms feature a TV, telephone, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, the Stables Bar, the Beehive Lounge, indoor

swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and a gym.

No lift, and limited ground floor rooms on request.

Mon 7 May £369 • Mon 10 September £369

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Co. Durham – The history of

the North East brought to life

England

We are pleased to repeat this luxury holiday based at a superb 4-star Jacobean

country house hotel amid some of the finest scenery in England. We travel back

in time with a visit to Hartlepool’s Historic Quay, a day at Beamish Open Air

Museum, and a visit to the city of Durham as well as a scenic drive out to

Hexham and Hadrian’s Wall.

Day 1: Morning collection from home and luxury coach travel to the North East,

stopping in the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate before continuing on to our hotel

in scenic County Durham.

Day 2: Today we head out to the coast with a visit to Hartlepool’s award winning

Maritime Experience – a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the

story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar. For

the afternoon, we continue to historic Durham, dominated by its castle and the finest

Norman church in England. We have time to explore the narrow cobbled streets

leading down to the River Wear before returning to our hotel.

Day 3: A day of scenery as we travel to the vibrant market town of Hexham where

we have some free time to explore and purchase lunch (not included). Later we follow

the course of Hadrian’s Wall and include a visit to the nearby Roman Army Museum,

before returning along the Wear Valley, via Alston, to our hotel.

Day 4: A full day visit to the superb, award winning Beamish Open Air Museum where

the past comes to life. Beamish is unique – a living, working experience of life as

it was in the Great North in the early 1800’s and 1900’s. Set in over 300 acres of

beautiful countryside, it demonstrates the recent history of the region in a ‘living’

way and provides entertainment and education for visitors of all ages and interests.

For the afternoon we offer an optional visit to Gateshead’s Metro Centre shopping

malls, before returning to our hotel.

Day 5: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we visit the lovely town of Thirsk for some

free time. Later we continue our journey back to East Anglia where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you home.

Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel, Redworth,

Co. Durham qwertuop[

This breathtaking 4-star Jacobean country house hotel is set in

its own landscaped gardens and woodland.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a lift, comfortable lounges, cocktail bar and an excellent choice

of menu in the well appointed dining room where you can dine at leisure.

The Bodysense Health and Leisure Club features an indoor pool, spa, steam room

and gym. Beauty treatments may also be purchased subject to availability.

Mon 6 August £415 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £90 • Insurance: £20.50

Beamish Open Air Museum

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England

Cumbrian Cavalcade –

A sightseeing spectacular!

Join us on this new tour for 2012 as we take in some of the finest scenery on

offer in England. Based at the delightful Gilsland Spa Hotel, we make excursions

through the stunning Cumbrian and Northumberland countryside, along with

enjoying a ride on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, the Cumbrian Coastal

Line and a return ride on the L’al Ratty steam train as we head from the coast

into the mountains.

Day 1: Morning collection Hadrians Wall

from your home to join the

coach for the journey

north our hotel in Gilsland,

Cumbria. We arrive at

our hotel during the late

afternoon in time for

evening meal and a

stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Today we head for

Longtown and drive along

Liddesdale as we make our

way to picturesque Kielder

Water and Forest Park. We

take a break at the visitor centre before continuing to Bellingham and Hexham,

dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. This afternoon we return

along the path of Hadrian’s Wall, which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to

the Solway.

Day 3: This morning we start our first train journey of the day in Carlisle. The line

follows the Cumbrian coastline through Maryport and Whitehaven, with the stunning

sea views staying with us until we reach Ravenglass. Here we join the Ravenglass

and Eskdale Railway for a return steam train ride from the coast to the foothills of

England’s highest mountains.

Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast we head to into the Yorkshire Dales to Kirby

Lonsdale, where we find the weekly market in full swing. After some free time,

we travel on past the immense Ribblehead Viaduct, through charming Horton-in-

Ribblesdale to Settle. This afternoon we take in the most spectacular train journey on

a main line railway in the whole of England – the famous Settle to Carlisle line. We

travel along the line passing through majestic scenery, long deep tunnels and over

towering viaducts to Carlisle where we rejoin our coach for the ride back to Gilsland.

Day 5: After breakfast, we bid farewell to our hotel and retrace our journey home.

We arrive back in East Anglia by early evening where our door-to-door service

will be waiting to return you to your home.

The Gilsland Spa Hotel, Gilsland qry [

The 3-star standard Gilsland Spa Hotel sits 700 feet above sea

level in a scenic setting of 140 acres of park and woodland.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Facilities include a lift serving most floors, restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

Mon 20 August £395 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £30 • Insurance: £20.50

Lakes, Dales & Mountain Goat!

Combine the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales with the unrivalled

backdrop of a glorious sunset across Morecambe Bay, add a fabulous

‘Mountain Goat’ excursion, and you have the basis for a delightful

combination of seaside resort, dales, mountains and lakes.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey north to

Morecambe, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

Day 2: Today’s excursion takes us around Morecambe Bay to the genteel resort of

Grange-over-Sands where we take a break and have chance to look around. From

here we make our way to Cark and magnificent Holker Hall and Gardens. One of the

great joys of Holker is the garden with its wonderful collection of trees and shrubs,

and an exceptional collection of plants. Just a short drive is away is the Lakeland

Motor Museum, housing some 30,000 exhibits including cars, bikes, tractors and

all kinds of memorabilia. After an excellent afternoon we make our way back

to Morecambe.

Day 3: Travelling through the scenic Lune Valley, we head for the stunning Yorkshire

Dales National Park. From Ingleton we climb into the Pennines with views of the

famous Ribblehead viaduct which carries the Settle to Carlisle Railway. We continue

across the dales to the thriving community of Hawes, with its antique shops, crafts

and cafes. Here we have the opportunity to visit the Wensleydale Creamery, home of

Yorkshire’s famous cheese. Our return journey takes us via the lonely Moorcock Inn

and Garsdale Head to Sedbergh, Kirby Lonsdale and Carnforth to Morecambe.

Day 4: High adventure awaits today as the ‘Mountain Goat’ minibuses takes us to

parts where large coaches cannot reach! This is a wonderful day taking in the

mountain passes of Western Fells – Wrynose Pass, the desolate Duddon Valley and the

awesome Hardknott Pass. See the lonely Roman Fort as we descend into Eskdale for

a ride on L’al Ratty – the Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway, before seeing

Wastwater, Britain’s favourite view. Our return takes us over Cold Fell, alongside

Loweswater, through the Lorton Valley and over Whinlatter Pass for a break at the

visitor centre, continuing past Thirlmere, Grasmere and Rydal Water to Bowness

where we rejoin our coach to Morecambe.

Day 5: After breakfast, we depart Morecambe and commence our homeward journey.

We travel through the superb scenery of the Peak District, to arrive back in East Anglia

during the early evening where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you

to your home.

Morecambe Bay

Headway Hotel, Morecambe qert[

This 3-star hotel is located on the broad sweep of Morecambe’s

East Promenade, with breathtaking views across magnificent

Morecambe Bay to the rolling hills of the Lake District.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV, radio alarm, telephone, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant and lounge bar.

Lift serving all floors.

Mon 11 June £399 • Mon 10 September £399

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

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Because it is very important. Our Trading Charter forms a key part of our agreement with

you and forms the basis of a legally binding contract between you as the lead name

making the booking, anyone else in your party and us.

When you make this booking as the lead name you undertake that you have the

authority to accept, and do accept, on behalf of your party the terms of these booking

conditions. This contract is made subject to the terms of these booking conditions, which

are governed by English Law, and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

If your holiday involves any travel by air your contract will be with the ATOL holder

named on the individual brochure page.

These contract terms and financial guarantees will not apply to any holiday involving

any type of flight. Instead, you will be supplied with the full booking conditions of

the ATOL holder arranging your holiday. Your booking agent will have a copy or

alternatively you can request one prior to booking your holiday from Galloway Coach

Travel Ltd., The Coach Travel Centre, 6 Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DE

If you did not see this trading charter before you made your booking and you are not

happy to proceed with the booking now that you have seen it please return all

documentation to us or the travel agent through whom you booked within 7 days of

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If your confirmation is not immediately issued, we will send you, or your agent the

confirmation of your booking within 7 working days. Please check this confirmation

very carefully to ensure all the information is correct and tell us, or your agent,

immediately of any errors.

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We subscribe to the Code of Conduct of the Bonded Coach Holidays Group (’BCHG’)

of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. BCHG requires a bond to be taken out

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of failure of a bona fide Member, it will;

(1) wherever possible, arrange for a holiday or tour to be completed;

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returned by an appropriate means of transport to their UK area of departure;

(3) if the holiday or tour cannot be completed as planned, the reimbursement

of payments made by the customer to the BCHG Member.

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If you book within our balance due period you will need to pay the total holiday cost

at the time of your booking.

If you do not pay the outstanding balance for your holiday on or before the date

when it is due we may cancel your booking and you will be required to pay the

cancellation charges detailed below. The date of cancellation will normally be the

date you confirm in writing that you intend to cancel or 15 days after the balance

due date, whichever comes first.

Deposit of £35 per person is required on all coach holidays priced under £200,

except London Theatre Breaks: deposit of £80 per person.

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10% deposit on Air Holidays.

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Where optional items are purchased as part of the tour package these are payable on the

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and will not normally be refundable unless we obtain a refund from the supplier we use.

6. If I use an agent who does my money belong to?

Your agent will hold your deposit on your behalf until we issue a confirmation of your

booking. The agent then holds this money on our behalf. The agent holds the balance

you pay on our behalf until the date the balance is due. The agent will then forward to us.

7. Can you change the price of my holiday after you have issued the

booking confirmation?

Yes we can, but only in very limited circumstances. The price of your holiday can be

varied due to changes in:

Transportation costs such as fuel and/or fuel tax, ferry operator fares and tolls,

embarkation or disembarkation fees at terminal.

Exchange rates applied to the particular holiday booked.

Dues and taxes including charges in VAT or any other Government imposed changes.

In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your

holiday, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges, will be

absorbed or retained. For larger variations, this 2% will still be absorbed for increases,

but not retained from refunds. In either case, there will be an amount to cover agents

commission. If this means that you have to pay more than 10% of the price your

holiday, you may cancel it and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any

amendment charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums

paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you

decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days

from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Alternatively, you can accept an offer of

an alternative comparable holiday of equivalent or superior quality, if available, or

an alternative holiday of lower quality, if available. You may then transfer payment made

in respect of your original holiday to the alternative holiday. If the cost of the alternative

holiday is less than the original holiday, the difference in price will be refunded. We will

also pay compensation as set out in clause 13 below. Please note that travel

arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes

have no impact on the price of your holiday due to contractual

and other protection in place.

Galloway Coach Travel Limited

The Coach Travel Centre, 6 Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1DE

In addition to sterling we use the following currencies in calculating our holiday prices.

Prices below are the equivalent exchange rate to £1 sterling from the Financial Times

Exchange Cross Rates dated Monday 21st November 2011. Euro: €1.165

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Please note that some apparent changes may not effect the price of your holiday

due to contractual protection which we have in place.

8. Can I change my holiday arrangements?

After we have issued our booking confirmation we will do our best to

accommodate any changes you may want to make but we cannot guarantee to

do so. Any changes must be notified to us in writing and signed by the person

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person will be payable plus any additional charge for the facilities requested. Any

significant alteration after the balance due date will be treated as a cancellation of

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A significant alteration would include a change of departure date, holiday or hotel,

or number of people travelling.

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You can transfer your booking to someone else provided you give us reasonable notice.

This person must be able to satisfy all the conditions for the holiday and a change

cannot normally be made later than seven days prior to departure. We will make an

administration charge of £10 per booking for every transfer we make plus any

reasonable additional costs caused by the transfer. You will remain responsible

for ensuring that the holiday is paid for by the balance due date.

10. How can I cancel my holiday?

You, or any member of your party, may cancel at any time provided that the

cancellation is made by the person who signed the booking form and is

communicated to us in writing via the office at which you made your original

booking. You will have to pay cancellation charges set out in the scale below to cover

our estimated loss resulting from the cancellation. If you are insured against

cancellation you may be able to recover the charges from your insurers. Your

cancellation will take effect from the date when either the travel agent or we receive

your written confirmation of your cancellation. You must also return any tickets or

vouchers that you have received. A reduction in room occupancy may increase the

charges for the remaining passengers by the application of supplements for low

occupancy of rooms.

11. Scale of Cancellation Charges

Period before departure Amount of cancellation charge as a %

within which written Holidays up to Holidays of 5-days

cancellation of holiday and including and over and all

price is received 4-days Disneyland ® Paris

More than 42 days Deposit Deposit

41 to 29 days Deposit 30% – or deposit, if greater

15 to 28 days 50% 50%

8 to 14 days 70% 70%

0 to 7 days 100% 100%

including voluntary

termination whilst on holiday

12. What happens if you change my holiday?

The arrangements for your holiday will usually have been made many months in

advance. Sometimes changes are unavoidable and we reserve the right to make them.

Most of these changes are likely to be minor and will do our best to keep you informed.

If, after booking and before departure, we make a significant change to your holiday

you will have the option of withdrawing from the holiday without penalty or

alternatively you may transfer to another holiday without paying an administration fee.

In either case we will pay you compensation according to the scale set out below.

A significant change includes a change in departure time or return time of more than

12 hours, a change of departure point, location of resort or quality of hotel (excluding

single overnight hotels on touring holidays where the quality of the hotel is comparable), a

change of mode when crossing the Channel, or specification of the coach.

If you withdraw from the holiday because we have made a significant change or if

we have to cancel your holiday for any reason other than non-payment by you we will

offer you the choice of:

A comparable replacement holiday if available; or:

a replacement holiday of lower quality together with a refund of the price

difference; or:

a full refund of the money you have paid.

When we have notified you of the changes and options available, you must tell us your

decision as soon as possible and within any timescale we need to set bearing in mind the

need to safeguard the holiday arrangements of other customers.

13. Scale of Compensation

We will pay you compensation for significant changes on the following scale:

Period before departure Compensation per person

within which a ’significant Holidays up to Holidays of 5-days

change’ is notified to and including and over and all

you or your travel agent 4-days Disneyland ® Paris

More than 42 days Nil Nil

41 to 29 days Nil £10

15 to 28 days £10 £15

8 to 14 days £15 £20

0 to 7 days £20 £25

Payment of compensation according to the scale set out above will not affect your

statutory right to claim further compensation if, in all the circumstances, you remain

dissatisfied

If prior to departure, we make a significant change to your holiday arrangements

or cancel your holiday we will pay you compensation as stated above unless:

the holiday is cancelled because the number of persons who agreed to take it

is less than the minimum number required, and you were informed of the

cancellation in writing within the period indicated in the description of the holiday; or

the holiday is changes or cancelled by reason of unusual or unforeseeable

circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have

been avoided even if all due care had been exercised. These circumstances

include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes,

fire, quarantine, epidemic or health risks, natural or nuclear disasters, port

terminal closures and adverse weather conditions.

If, after departure, we need to make a change to a significant proportion of your

holiday we will do our best to make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra

cost to you. If it proves impossible to make suitable alternative arrangements or

if you have reasonable grounds for refusing the alternative offered, we will

arrange transport back to your point of departure or to an alternative location

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that we agree to. Unless the change is as a result of unusual and unforeseeable

circumstances beyond our control (as described above), you will also be entitled

to compensation.

14. What is the extent of your liability?

We accept responsibility if you or any member of your party is killed or injured

as a result of an activity forming part of your holiday arrangements which

you booked with us before your departure; or if any part of your holiday arrangements,

booked with us in the UK, is not as described in the brochure or not of a reasonable

standard; if the failure in your holiday arrangements or any death or personal injury is

due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers whilst acting in the course

of their employment. We do not accept responsibility if the failure, death or personal

injury is not caused by any fault of ours or of our agents or suppliers or is caused by or

someone not connected with your holiday arrangements; or if the failure, death or

personal injury is due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances which, even with all due

care, we, or our agents or suppliers, could not have anticipated or avoided.

For claims which do not involve personal injury, illness or death, the most we will

have to pay if we are liable to you is twice the price the person affected paid for their

holiday (not including insurance premiums and amendment charges). We will only have

to pay this maximum amount if everything has gone wrong and you have received no

benefit from your holiday.

If you or any member of your party is killed, injured or becomes ill as a result of

transport by ship, train or coach, any liability which we may have to pay compensation

is limited in line with the Athens Convention (applies to transport by ship), the Berne

Convention (applies to transport by rail) and the Geneva Convention (applies to

transport by road). You can get copies of the relevant conventions from us if you ask.

You should also note that these conventions may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to

you and the amount which the carrier has to pay you.

If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for death, personal

injury or illness, you will be asked to assign to us or our insurers the rights you may have

to take action against the person or organisation responsible for causing the death,

personal injury or illness.

Our suppliers (such as accommodation or transport providers) have their own

booking conditions or conditions of carriage, and these conditions are binding between

you and the supplier. Some of these conditions may limit or remove the relevant

transport provider’s or other supplier’s liability to you. You can get copies of such

conditions from our offices, or the offices of the relevant supplier.

15. What do I need to do if I have to complain?

If you have a complaint during your holiday you should tell the driver/ representative

or supplier at the earliest opportunity so that they can do their utmost to resolve the

problem immediately. If they are unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction

you should complete a Holiday Report Form which is available from the

driver/representative. You will be given a copy of this report which you should keep.

If, on your return from holiday, you remain dissatisfied you should write within 28 days

to the Commercial Director, Galloway Coach Travel Ltd., The Coach Travel Centre,

6 Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DE.

In your letter you will need to quote your booking reference number, holiday

number, departure date and the number of the Holiday Report Form which you

completed at the time. If you do not tell us at the earliest opportunity about a problem

giving rise to your complaint we cannot take steps to investigate and rectify it. In

deciding how to respond to your complaint we will take into account the date you first

drew the problem to the attention of our driver/representative or supplier.

16. If I do not agree with your decision can I request arbitration?

Yes you can. If we cannot resolve your complaint amicably you may request that

the dispute is referred to an independent arbitration scheme established by the

Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT). Full details of this scheme will be

provided on request or you can obtain a copy from CPT. This arbitration scheme provides

a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted

liability on the customer in respect of costs. This scheme does not apply to claims for

an amount greater than £1500 per person. There is also a limit of £7500 per booking.

Normally there is limit of 9 months from the date of return from your holiday within

which to request arbitration but in exceptional circumstances the scheme can be used

beyond this date. This scheme does not apply to claims that arise mainly in respect of

physical injury or illness or the consequences of any illness or injury.

17. Children’s reduction

Child reductions are available on all centred holidays for all children between 4 and

13 when a child shares a room with two full paying passengers (unless stated otherwise

on the individual brochure page). These child reductions are shown in the price panel

on the appropriate brochure page.

18. Coach seating

There is a seating plan of the coach for each holiday, but it is possible that on occasions

operational reasons will require a coach with a different configuration to

be used. We therefore reserve the right to alter a coach-seating plan and allocate seats

other than those you have booked. It may be necessary to reallocate single seats.

Requests for particular seats can be made on most holidays when booking

but because allocations are made on a first come, first served basis you are

recommended to book early. When your booking is confirmed you will be offered the

best seats that are available at that time. If you know someone who may want to

book later but sit near to you then please discuss this with the booking clerk at the time

you make your booking.

Specific seats will not be allocated on coaches which operate on feeder services

between joining points and main holiday departure points, on coaches which carry out

transfers to and from airports and seaports or on Galloway European Coachlines Ltd.

connecting services.

19. Heath & Safety on holiday

In some foreign countries, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may

be lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore

exercise greater care for your own protection. Further information can be obtained

from your GP or from your travel agent who can provide you with the leaflet

“Health Advice for Travellers” published by the Department of Health.

Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they

remain immobile on a journey for a long period of time. If you are planning to

undertake a bus or coach journey of more than 3 hours you should consult your

doctor if you have ever had DVT or pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting

conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, a stroke, heart or lung disease or if you

have had major surgery in the past 3 months. We reserve the right to refuse any

booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel.

During the journey we will provide comfort stops as frequently as possible. During

these stops you are encouraged to get off the coach and walk around. Exercise

reduces any discomfort which may be caused by periods of immobility. During

any journey you should drink alcohol only in moderation as it leads to dehydration.

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20. Passenger behaviour

We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday. But you must

remember that you are responsible for your behaviour and the effect it may have on

others. If you or any member of your party is abusive or disruptive or behaves in a way

which, in our reasonable opinion, could cause damage or injury to others or affect their

enjoyment of their holiday, or which could damage property, we have the right, after

reasonable consideration, to terminate your contract with us. If this happens we will

have no further obligations or liability to you.

The coach driver/representative, ship’s captain, or authorised official of other means

of transport is entitled to refuse you boarding if in their reasonable opinion you are

unacceptably under the influence of drink or drugs or you are being violent or disruptive.

If you are refused boarding on the outward journey we will regard it as a cancellation by

you and we will apply cancellation charges according to the scale in section 11. If the

refusal is on the return journey we have the right to terminate the contract and will

have no further obligations or liability to you.

21. No smoking policy

We operate a strict no smoking policy on all of our coaches, however frequent comfort

stops are made especially during longer journeys. The no smoking policy of other carriers

and suppliers will vary and will be supplied on request if you contact the Galloway

Coach Travel Ltd. head office at the address shown above.

22. Pets

We do not allow pets to be taken on our holidays. Registered Assistance Dogs will

normally be accommodated on UK holidays but not on overseas holidays.

23. Pick up point, itineraries, travel documents and passport

You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point, at the

correct time, with the correct documents and we cannot be held liable for any loss or

expense suffered by you or your party because of an incorrect passport or late arrival

at the departure point.

If you are a British citizen travelling outside the United Kingdom you must have

a full UK passport valid for a minimum of six months after your scheduled date of

return. Non-UK citizens must seek passport and visa advice from the consulates

of the countries you plan to visit prior to making a booking for one of our holidays.

The name on the passport must match the name on the ticket. If someone in your party

changes name after the booking is made you must tell us immediately so that we can

issue the ticket in the new name.

When you have paid the balance and approximately 10 to 14 days prior to departure

we will send you or your booking agent all the necessary labels so that you receive

them in good time for your holiday. Certain travel documents may have to be retained

by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose

a travel document after it has been issued to you we will require you to meet the direct

cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement.

Galloway Coach Travel Ltd. reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform with

requests from the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and any other

sovereign state through which the tour will operate.

Included excursions are detailed on the relevant brochure page and refunds will not

be made for any excursion not taken. Optional excursions may be booked and paid for in

resort but these will not form part of the package booked with us. Admission fees to

buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the holiday unless stated

otherwise on the relevant brochure page.

24. What happens if I am delayed?

Your travel insurance may cover you for some delays. In addition where you are delayed

for more than six hours in any one day we will seek to minimise any discomfort and

where possible, arrange for refreshments and meals.

General Information

Luggage

Please make sure that the luggage labels you have been supplied with are securely

fastened to your suitcases which will be placed in the coach holds and locked away

until arrival at your hotel. Would you please note that due to space limitations on

board the tour coach and in taxis operating our door-to-door collection service, it

is necessary to restrict client’s luggage to one medium sized suitcase per person,

which should not exceed 20kg in weight, together with hand luggage which can

be kept with you and is capable of fitting in an overhead luggage rack. The only

exception to this being ‘overnight bags’. When travelling on holidays involving an

overnight stop en route to your destination it may be convenient for you to take

an overnight bag. Overnight hotel or ferry luggage should be given to your driver

separately for placing in a locker with easy access at the overnight hotel or ferry,

to avoid the need to off load all the luggage, and reduce delays and the drivers’

workload at the end of a busy day. We cannot, however accept personal

responsibility for loss or damage to personal belongings left on vehicles overnight

despite every effort being made to secure our vehicles. Consequently, we

recommend that you take all your personal belongings with you at overnight

stops. We regret we have no obligation to carry luggage in excess of the permitted

amount and weight. On our door-to-door service, if by exceeding the above luggage

limitations for whatever reason including wines, beers and other bulky purchases, an

extra taxi is deemed by Galloway Coach Travel or its suppliers to be required, then

the company accepts no responsibility for any additional transport to or from the

coach joining point or for any extra taxi fares incurred. If you are in any doubt,

please check with your driver before arrival home. Any arrangements made between

clients and the taxi company for the conveyance of excess luggage are solely the

responsibility of the client.

Available

late May

Annually

Autumn to Spring

Coach Holidays

2012 to 2013

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Coach Holidays. Updated

throughout the year

25. Do I need to take out travel insurance?

We strongly recommend all of our customers to take out travel insurance. It is

not compulsory in law to have travel insurance for our tours within the United Kingdom

but it is compulsory for our tours operating to destinations outside of the United

Kingdom. You do not need to take out our travel insurance but you should have

insurance, which is at least as good or better than the insurance we offer. We will

however, require from you details of your Insurance company, policy number and

24 hour emergency contact number. If you do not have adequate insurance and require

our assistance whilst on holiday, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical

repatriation or other expenses which we may incur on your behalf which would

otherwise have been met by insurers.

26. What assistance will you give me if things go wrong when it is not

your fault?

If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising

out of an activity which does not form part of your package travel arrangements or

an excursion arranged through us in the UK, we shall at our discretion, offer advice,

guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our

assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings.

Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs, benefits

received under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our

assistance to you and any member of your party to £5000 per party.

27. Special needs

Unfortunately, many accommodation providers overseas do not provide adequate

facilities for guests with mobility problems or who suffer from other disabilities. But

whether you are planning a holiday overseas or in the UK, please notify us before you

book if you or any member of your party has special needs or suffers from any

disability. We are keen to plan arrangements for your holiday so that special needs

and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. If you will need assistance or

special facilities in the hotel or other provider, or may have difficulties in taking part in

excursions or boarding and travelling on the coach or other means of transport you

must let us know in advance. Not all the holidays in this brochure may be suitable for

you. We want you to enjoy your holiday and will try to help you select an appropriate

trip. If you need advice or further information either you or your booking agent should

contact the Sales Manager.

28. Special requests

If you have a special request, we will do our best to help, but we cannot guarantee

that it will be fulfilled. Please inform us of your request before you make your booking

and ensure that you provide as much detail as possible. If fulfilment of your special

request is vital to your holiday, it must be specifically agreed with us before or at the

time when you make your booking. We will comply with any special request which

has been specifically agreed. General confirmation that a special request has been

noted or passed on to our supplier is not confirmation that your request will be met.

All special requests are subject to availability unless and until they are specifically

confirmed by us. If fulfilment of your special request incurs any additional costs, we

will either invoice this prior to your departure or inform you that it will have to be

paid locally.

If your special request relates to a special diet, please tell us before booking or

as soon as you are medically advised and send us a copy of the diet. We will contact

the hotel or hotels on your holiday but please note that some hotels may not have

the facilities to cope with special diets and we cannot be held liable for their failure

to do so unless we have specifically confirmed to you that a special diet will be

catered for. Where we think that a hotel is unlikely to be able to cope with a special

diet we will tell you prior to issuing a booking confirmation so that you can exercise

your right without charge.

Hotel Star / Sun Ratings

Please note that hotel Star or Sun rating can vary considerably – for example a

3-star rated hotel in the UK could be better than a German 3-star equivalent.

We quote the Star or Channel Island Sun ratings as published by the hotels. If the hotel

is a chain hotel with no star rating, we have used the word ‘standard’ to advise clients

that the hotel offers service and facilities comparable to a particular star rating. We

cannot be held responsible should a hotel not be to your perceived standards.

Smoking Policy

Please note that the majority of the hotels featured in our brochure operate a

strict non-smoking policy throughout their property. Galloway operates a strict nonsmoking

policy on all our holiday coaches, but adequate comfort stops are included

in our itineraries.

Extras

Most hotels are able to offer newspapers, morning/afternoon teas, bar snacks and

beverages, etc. whilst some also offer a mini-bar, telephone, film channels, etc – all of

which are classed as ‘extras’ and must be paid for by the individual before leaving the

hotel, possibly at the same time as you hand in your key. Please note that some hotels

will ask for a credit/debit card number as guarantee for any ‘extras’ that may be

incurred.

Infectious or Contagious Diseases

Due to Health & Safety Laws, we cannot carry passengers who have an

infectious or contagious medical condition which may result in a hotel refusing

accommodation to the passenger concerned. If you have suffered from such

a problem within 14 days of travel, please advise us and supply a doctor’s

confirmation that you are no longer contagious. We reserve the right to terminate

Additional Galloway Brochures

Coach, Air and Cruise Holidays.

Coaching tours in America,

Canada & Europe

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29. Single Occupancy

Single occupancy of rooms when available may be subject to a supplementary charge

and this will be shown on the appropriate brochure page.

30. Entertainment

Some of our hotels arrange additional entertainment. Where this is part of the holiday,

details are given on the respective brochure page. Where it is not specified it may still

be available but is at the discretion of the hotel and is not guaranteed.

It may be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or for operational reasons.

31. Data Protection Act

In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run

smoothly and meet your requirements we, and your travel agent, need to use

the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary

requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper measures are in

place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant

suppliers of your travel arrangements such as hotels, transport companies etc. The

information may also be supplied to security or credit checking companies, public

authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law.

Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA),

controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal

requirements in this country. We will not, however, pass information on to any person

not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive

information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious

requirements. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in

the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent

to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. Please note that where

information is held by your travel agent, this is subject to your agent’s own data

protection policy.

Your data controller is the Sales Manager. You are entitled to a copy of your information

held by us and if you would like to see this, then please contact us. We retain your full

contact details and other information in secure files and electronic storage facilities and

may use this information to contact you by mail, telephone or electronic means with

details of our products. If you do not wish to receive further information about products

and services from ourselves then please write to the data controller.

32. Publication date and details

This brochure was published in the United Kingdom by Galloway Coach Travel Ltd.,

The Coach Travel Centre, 6 Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DE on 21st

November 2011. Details printed in this brochure are correct at time of publication,

but due to Galloway’s continuous service improvement, may be subject to change.

33. Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following contributors, companies, hotels and

tourist boards for their assistance: Gerald Calver, Kevin Chilvers, Lucinda Arnold,

Clive Johnstone, John Miles, Michael Roxburgh, Mark Goddard, Ian Peck, Amanda

Meale, Angela Seager, Katryna Staddon, Heidi Smith, Pauline Taylor, Gareth Mutimer,

Fred Dibnah Heritage centre, Albatross Travel Group, Luxembourg Tourist Office,

Dreamstime, Austrian National Tourist Office, Netherlands Board of Tourism

& Conventions, Visit Flanders, Fáilte Ireland. Our Sincere thanks also to

Group Two Creative Associates and Micropress Printers for the design and

print of this brochure.

your holiday as a result of such a medical condition if required and in such

circumstances we are unable to offer refunds.

Assistance

Due to Health and Safety Laws, please note that our drivers/escorts and other

ancillary staff are not permitted to physically assist passengers on or off coaches,

boats, trains, etc. featured in the tour itineraries.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones during coach journeys often cause annoyance to fellow

passengers and can distract your driver. We therefore respectfully request that all

mobile phones be switched off whilst on the coach.

Money

Euros, other foreign currency and traveller’s cheques can be obtained at any

bank providing sufficient notice is given and you will require your passport when

collecting it. On most Continental holidays referred to in this brochure, Euros will

be the only currency that you will require. Exceptions are holidays to Switzerland,

where the local currency will be required.

Gratuities

Whilst a service charge is covered by us when paying the hotel bills, it is often

customary to tip waiters in foreign hotels. We often simplify this by taking a collection

from the whole group and making a presentation. The amount should depend on the

service and courtesy you have received. Gratuities to our driver/escort are not

included in our tour price. Any donations should reflect on the service you have been

afforded by our representative. As a guideline we recommend that gratuities in this

case be made on an individual basis rather than a group collection.

Day Excursions.

Updated throughout

the year

Educational

Tours.

By coach and air


Exact times will be advised on travel documents

issued after payment of tour balance

A B C D E

Ardleigh, Crown Public House 08.00 06.45 09.30 09.45 07.55

Brentwood, Holiday Inn 08.55 - 10.25 10.40 -

Bury St. Edmunds, Bus Station 06.40 08.05 08.10 - 09.20

Chelmsford, Springfield Services 08.40 06.05 10.10 10.25 07.15

Colchester North Railway Station 08.10 06.35 09.40 09.55 07.45

Copdock, Tesco Front Bus Stop 07.45 07.00 09.15 09.30 08.10

Diss, Bus Station 06.15 07.00 07.45 08.00 -

Eye, Town Hall 06.30 07.15 08.00 08.15 -

Felixstowe, Great Eastern Square 07.25 06.40 08.55 09.10 07.50

Harleston, Duke William 05.50 06.35 07.20 - -

Ipswich, Old Cattle Market Bus Station 07.30 07.15 09.00 09.15 08.30

Kelvedon, The Railway Tavern Public House 08.20 06.25 09.50 10.05 07.35

Mendlesham, Kings Head 06.45 07.30 08.15 08.30 -

Needham Market, Swan Public House 07.10 07.35 08.40 08.55 08.50

Newmarket, Bus Station - 08.25 - - 09.40

Norwich, All Saints Green 05.15 06.00 06.45 - -

Scole, Inn 06.05 06.50 07.35 - -

Stowmarket, Railway Station 07.00 07.45 08.30 08.45 09.00

Witham, Post Office 08.30 06.15 10.00 10.15 07.25

The above times are a guide only. Final times will be notified on travel documents issued approximately 10 days before travel. A limited

number of parking spaces are available for passengers cars at our Mendlesham premises. These are charged at £2.00 per day (max. £10.00).

Initial

*except London Theatre Breaks £80pp

Date of Birth

HOME PICK-UPS

For tours marked ‘Home’ on boarding schedule collection from

home or your chosen address are arranged with return to the same

address on completion of the tour. Home pick-ups are undertaken

by taxi, minibus or coach as appropriate and may be shared with

other clients.

NO SUPPLEMENT

Addresses in postcodes:

CM1, CM2, CM3 (sectors 2 and 3 only), CM4, CM8, CM12, CM13,

CM14, CM15, CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7,

IP1, IP2, IP3, IP4, IP5, IP6, IP8, IP9, IP10, IP11,

IP12 (sectors 1 and 4 only), IP13 (sector 6 only), IP14,

IP21, IP22, IP23, IP30, IP32, IP33, NR1, NR2, NR3,

NR4, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8, NR13 (sector 5 only), NR15,

SUPPLEMENT OF £20 per address

Addresses in postcodes:

CM3 (sectors 4 and 8 only), CM7 (sector 1 and 8 only),

CM9, CM11, CO8, CO10, CO11, CO12, CO13, CO14,

CO15, CO16, IP7, IP12 (except sectors 1 and 4 are free),

IP13 (except sector 6 free), IP20, IP28 (sector 6 only),

IP29, IP31, NR14, NR16, NR18, NR35

SUPPLEMENT OF £30 per address

CM7 (sector 5 only), CM77, IP16, IP17

Of course if you would prefer not to use the home pick up service, you can

depart and return to any of the standard pick up points (subject to tour).

I/We have read and accept on behalf of the above named passengers the Booking Conditions of Galloway Coach Travel

All clients travelling abroad must have valid travel insurance. If you have not included payment for Travel Insurance cover,

please complete the following. I have arranged my own insurance cover with:

Name of Insurance Company: Policy No:

24 Hour Emergency No: Signed:

The Coach Travel Centre

7/9 The Walk

Ipswich IP1 1EA

Tel: 01473 216266 Fax: 01473 216277

Your East Anglian Departure Points

The Coach Travel Centre

6 Wilkes Way

Stowmarket IP14 1DE

Tel: 01449 618077 Fax: 01449 615264

Booking Form

Once completed, please return to one of the following Coach Travel Centres

The Coach Travel Centre

136 Hamilton Road

Felixstowe IP11 7AB

Tel: 01394 286575 Fax: 01394 279698

For office use only.

Credit/Debit cards

details destroyed.

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9 Sir Isaacs Walk

Colchester C01 1JJ

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Galloway

Travel Insurance

UK Travellers

We strongly recommend that our clients are covered by travel insurance –

not only for the obvious risks, such as medical expenses or loss of baggage,

but also to cover cancellation costs due to unforeseen circumstances.

Most of the cancellations notified to us are due to illness by a client or

relative before departure. Whilst we try to treat sympathetically any losses

in holiday payments, a small insurance premium would give you the peace

of mind in the event of cancellation.

Continental Travellers (Including Southern Ireland & Channel Islands)

Full travel insurance is compulsory for all clients travelling on our Continental

tours. We do not insist that cover is taken out with the insurers used by

Galloway Coach Travel Ltd., but that the client confirms on the booking form

the name and policy number of the insurers with whom the client is covered.

Cover must be equal to or better than the protection

and benefits by Galloway Coach Travel Ltd’s insurers.

Galloway Holiday Insurance

Galloway Coach Travel advises that all customers travel with insurance

to ensure you have a carefree holiday. We have teamed up with Travel &

General Insurance Company to tailor a policy specifically to meet the needs of

our holidays. The 24 hour Medical Assistance Company is always there should

the worst happen on your holiday. It is very important that you read through

the terms and conditions of your policy carefully. Under the terms

of our no quibble 14 day money back guarantee, should you get home and

read the policy and feel that it is not appropriate you are eligible to claim

back the premium you have paid. Your Galloway Coach Travel Insurance

starts the moment your premium is received ensuring that you are protected

should you need to cancel your holiday due to one of the reasons listed

on the policy wording. Should you have your own travel insurance that is not

with Galloway Coach Travel you will be required to show proof of this and

complete an Insurance Disclaimer Form. Travel & General Insurance Company.

plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services

Authority. Galloway Coach Travel are Appointed Representatives of

Travel & General Insurance Company. plc.

Magical Mayo & the Atlantic Drive

We are pleased to offer this tour to Westport and the Connemara

Mountains. Located in a southern corner of Clew Bay, Westport

was designed in the 18th century as a village to house staff from

the nearby Westport House and has developed into a thriving tourist

destination. Our tour features a cruise on a Catamaran down Ireland’s only

Fjord, a visit to Westport House, The mansion at Strokestown Park and a

drive across the famous ‘Atlantic Drive’.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for travel to Holyhead for an

early afternoon ferry to Dublin. We continue to the 3-star standard Bloomfield hotel,

Mullinger for overnight dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 2: Today we travel via Longford to Strokestown Park to enjoy an included visit to

this beautiful 18th century mansion with its restored Georgian walled gardens and

fascinating famine museum. Later we continue to our hotel in Westport for 4 night’s

dinner, bed & breakfast.

Westport

Our comprehensive policies offer cover for the following:

Summary of Benefits (per person)

Please note, terms and conditions apply and are detailed in your policy

document, a copy of which is available on request.

Cancellation (UK) Up to £1,500*

Cancellation (non-UK) Up to £3,500*

Medical Expenses (non-UK) Up to £5,000,000*

Hospital Benefit (non-UK) Up to £500

Holiday Abandonment (UK) Up to £1,500*

Holiday Abandonment (non-UK) Up to £3,500*

Personal Accident Up to £10,000 (age limits apply)

Personal Property Up to £1,000*

Personal Money Up to £400*

Travel Documents Up to £400

Personal Liability Up to £1,000,000

Delayed Baggage Up to £100

*denotes that an excess is applicable. All details are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.

Age Limit

Travel to UK, Channel Islands, Eire & Isle of Man – No Age Limit.

Travel to any European destination – 89 years attained at date of booking.

Medical Screening

The insurance does not cover any claim arising from any pre-existing medical condition

if (i) the Insured Person(s) unless declared and accepted in writing by the Underwriters

(ii) a Close Relative (iii) any person not permanently residing in the UK.

When travelling in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man many conditions do not require

Medical Screening but to avoid any misunderstanding please ensure to read your

insurance certificate carefully to ensure that it fully covers your requirements.

Whilst in the Ireland, the following programme is included:

A full day into the Connemara National Park, travelling via the shores of Clew Bay

for breathtaking views of the Island and Croagh Patrick, Irelands Holy Mountain.

We continue through Doo Lough Valley and the picturesque village of Leanne to

Killarry, which is home to Ireland’s only Fjord. From here we enjoy an included cruise

and lunch on a luxury Catamaran to view some of Westport’s finest scenery. Later

we have an included visit to the picturesque Kylemore Abbey, where we enjoy

some free time exploring the grounds and lakes.

A day in the charming town of Westport, which stands at the mouth of Clew Bay

with fine views across the Irelands. There will be some free time for sightseeing and

shopping before rejoining the coach for an included visit to Westport House. Here

we ‘Lord it Up!’ with a guided tour of this stately home, enjoy board games in the

Drawing Room and an afternoon tea of cakes and sandwiches in the Old Kitchen.

A scenic excursion to County Mayo, home to magnificent coastal scenery, sandy

beaches, little villages and ancient monuments. Our route takes us through Newport,

Mulranny and across the bridge to Achill, Irelands largest Island. There will be free

time in Keel for sightseeing & lunch (not included) followed by the famous ‘Atlantic

Drive’ through Bogs, farmlands, heathers and fushia hedges. A stunning journey!

Day 6: Today we say farewell to Westport and return across Ireland to Mullingar

for overnight dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 7: After breakfast, we return to Dublin for an early afternoon ferry to Holyhead

and a late evening return to East Anglia, where our door-to-door service awaits to

return you to your home.

This tour is operated in conjunction with fellow CITO Member Eddie Brown Tours.

Mill Times Hotel, Westport (4 Nights)

This traditional family run hotel is one of Westport’s finest

3-Star standard boutique hotels.

All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and are en suite with television,

telephone,hairdryer, iron/trouser press, WiFi and tea/coffee facilities.

Hotel amenities included a bar, lounge, restaurant & lift.

Sun 9 September £749 • 7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board plus 1 Lunch

Single Room Supp.: £117 • Insurance: £28.50

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Cruising the Lake District

We are delighted to include this old favourite again this year. Enjoy a tour

around the Lake District ‘from the water’, featuring boat cruises on no less than

4 lakes! The Lakes and the surrounding rugged moorlands, mountains and fells

are equally attractive, no matter what time of year you visit; this delightful

region offers unforgettable memories.

Ullswater

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey north to

our hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere by late afternoon.

Day 2: Today we journey to the pleasant town of Kendal where we have time to

explore the interesting shops and little streets. Following lunch (not included) we

head over the remote Shap Fells to Pooley Bridge where we board a cruiser for an

included boat trip on Ullswater – said to be the most beautiful of all the lakes.

We rejoin our coach at Glenridding and drive over rugged Kirkstone Pass before

descending back to Bowness.

Day 3: Our excursion today takes us north along the shores of Windermere to

Ambleside. From here we continue to the village of Coniston on the banks of Coniston

Water, famed for its associations with Donald Campbell and his attempts on the

world water speed record. Here we enjoy an included cruise on the lake on board the

‘Gondola’, originally built in 1859 and completely rebuilt by the National Trust, it

provides a delightful way to see Coniston’s scenery. We visit the delightful little village

of Hawkshead, with its traditional Lakeland cottages, narrow streets, speciality shops,

welcoming tea rooms and inns, before returning to the southern tip of Lake Windermere

this afternoon to join the ‘steamer’ for an included relaxing trip to Bowness.

Day 4: This morning we return over Kirkstone Pass, with the lonely inn at the summit,

and descend into Patterdale. From here we head west to Keswick, set amid spectacular

lake and mountain scenery where we have time to explore the town and purchase

lunch. We also enjoy an included boat trip around Derwentwater before making our

way back past Thirlmere

Lake Windermere

and Grasmere to Bowness

by late afternoon.

Day 5: After breakfast,

we bid farewell to our

hotel and retrace our

journey home. We arrive

back in East Anglia by

early evening where our

door-to-door service will

be waiting to return you

to your home.

Burnside Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere

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This elegant 3-star hotel is situated in mature gardens with

views overlooking Lake Windermere, only 300 metres from the steamer piers

and bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities and feature a TV, telephone, trouser press

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a bar, lounge, restaurant and lift to all floors.

Leisure facilities at the hotel’s Parklands Country Club include an indoor

swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and games room. Squash and

badminton are also available.

Mon 25 June £459 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £20.50

Kielder Water, Eden Valley

& Hartside Pass

England

Join us on this new short break as we take in some spectacular

and distinctive scenery whilst touring around Kielder Water and Hadrian’s Wall

Country. Based at the delightful Gilsland Spa Hotel, our itinerary also includes a

visit to Hutton-in-the-Forest House, a ride on the South Tyndale Railway and

entertainment in our hotel each evening.

Day 1: Morning collection from your

home to join the coach for the journey

Hadrians Wall

north our hotel in Gilsland, Cumbria.

We arrive at our hotel during the late

afternoon in time for evening meal and

a stay of 3 nights.

Day 2: Today we head for Gretna and

the Gretna Hall Hotel for morning coffee

– you also have chance to the visit the

world famous Blacksmith’s Shop, scene

of many runaway marriages over the

years. Leaving Gretna we come to

Longtown and drive along Liddesdale as

we make our way to picturesque Kielder

Water and Forest Park. We take a break

at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and here

you can obtain lunch, take a stroll by the

lake, learn the history of the lake, or sit

and enjoy the views. Afterwards we continue to Bellingham and Hexham, dominated

by the Abbey overlooking the market square. We return to our hotel along the path of

Hadrian’s Wall, which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway.

Day 3: After breakfast we make an excursion taking us south via Castle Carrock

through lovely countryside, with the Pennine Hills on our left, and the Eden Valley to

the right, as we head south towards Penrith as we make our way to visit delightful

Hutton-in-the-Forest. This is an ancient house dating back several centuries and

offering a rich variety of architecture, furnishings and a beautiful garden. This

afternoon we make our way into the Pennines, climbing the spectacular Hartside Pass,

on the way to Alston, with its cobbled main street and 17th century buildings. Here we

enjoy a ride on the South Tynedale Railway, Britain’s highest narrow gauge line. We

return to our hotel via the South Tyne Valley.

Day 4: After breakfast we bid farewell to our hotel and journey to Kendal where we

have some free time to visit K Village – The Lakes Outlet shopping centre. Later we

continue our homeward journey back to East Anglia by mid evening where our doorto-door

service will be waiting to return you to your home.

The Pennines

The Gilsland Spa Hotel, Gilsland qr [

The 3-star standard Gilsland Spa Hotel sits 700 feet above sea

level in a scenic setting of 140 acres of park and woodland.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Facilities include a lift serving most floors, restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

Entertainment each evening.

Fri 4 May £299 • Fri 14 September £299

4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £27 • Insurance: £18

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England

Northern Waterways –

Lancashire & Lake District

England’s North West offers a perfect combination of coast and country and is

an area full of riches from both the past and the present. This lovely 5 day

holiday combines the splendours of the English Lake District and the peaceful,

scenic grandeur of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with the rugged scenery

of Lancashire. Centred in the old town of Lancaster, this tour features 2 lake

cruises and 2 canal cruises.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for travel north into the

Peak District breaking our journey in the elegant Georgian spa of Buxton. We continue

into Lancashire reaching the Holiday Inn, Lancaster in time for dinner and a stay of

4 nights.

Day 2: The Yorkshire Dales National Park is our destination today. First we journey to

the small village of Foulridge, near Colne, where we board the ‘Marton Emperor’ for

an included relaxing cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, before continuing to the

market town of Settle where we pause and have time to purchase lunch. From Settle

we head off into the National Park and enjoy some spectacular scenery as we make

for Ribblehead and the famous viaduct on the Settle/Carlisle Railway. We pass mighty

Ingleborough as we descend into Ingleton and continue to Kirkby Lonsdale for a

break before returning to Lancaster and our hotel.

Day 3: After a leisurely breakfast we make the short journey into Lancaster, where we

have the morning to explore. Why not visit Lancaster Castle to hear tales of the Pendle

Witches and the history of the region (cost not included), take a stroll through the

beautiful Williamson Park, or indulge in some retail therapy in the town centre. This

afternoon we include a ride on the Waterbus Service from Lancaster to Hest Bank,

crossing the River Lune aqueduct. A delightful and relaxing afternoon as we glide

gently through the countryside. Refreshments may be purchased onboard and on

arrival at Hest Bank, where we rejoin our coach and return to our hotel.

Day 4: Our excursion today takes us via Carnforth, Levens Bridge and Newby Bridge

to Lakeside on the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Here we join the lake ‘steamer’

for a delightful sail along the lake to Bowness-on-Windermere, where we have time

to explore. Later we head over majestic Kirkstone Pass and descend to the village of

Glenridding for our second included cruise which is along beautiful Lake Ullswater,

with spectacular views of Helvellyn, and fantastic scenery all around. We rejoin our

coach at Pooley Bridge and continue over the Shap Fells to Kendal and Lancaster.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and commence our journey home, making

suitable comfort stops en route, returning to East Anglia mid-evening for the door-todoor

service to your home.

Holiday Inn Hotel, Lancaster

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This modern 3-star standard hotel is set in its own grounds near the

River Lune and is ideally situated for this tour.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a bar, restaurant, lounge and lifts to all floors, but some steps

to negotiate on ground floor.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym.

Mon 23 July £355 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Bowness Lake

Lancashire Coast

& Yorkshire Dales

This tour blends some of Yorkshire’s glorious scenery with the quaint market

towns and holiday resorts of the Lancashire coast. Based in Fleetwood our tour

visits the popular seaside resorts of Southport, Morecambe and St. Annes-on-Sea

as well as a scenic day through the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Southport

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive north

to Lancashire, for a late afternoon arrival at our hotel.

Day 2: Our excursion today takes us south along the coast to elegant St. Annes-on-

Sea. We have time to take a stroll in Ashton Gardens and along the pleasant seafront

before continuing to the gentile resort of Southport by the lunchtime period. We have

free time to explore Lord Street and the town centre, before we return through

Leyland to Samlesbury, pausing at Huntley’s Countryside shopping complex.

We return to our hotel by late afternoon.

Day 3: A day at leisure in Fleetwood. Visit the Freeport Shopping Centre, take the

opportunity of a tram ride from outside the hotel along the coast to Blackpool (cost

not included) or just relax and watch the world go by.

Day 4: Today we travel across the Fylde to Cockerham and Lancaster as we head for

Ingleton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. From Ingleton we climb into the

Pennines to the famous viaduct at Ribblehead and continue across the moors to

Hawes - home of the legendary Wallace and Gromit! with its antique shops,

craftspeople and cafes. Our return journey takes us via Garsdale Head to

Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale, where we pause before returning to our hotel.

Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast we

journey north to Morecambe, a

Southport Pier

popular resort with spectacular

views across Morecambe Bay to the

Lakeland Hills. This afternoon we

continue to Garstang where we

enjoy an included cream tea at

Owd Nell’s Tavern.

Day 6: We bid farewell to our hotel

after breakfast and commence our

homeward journey. We arrive back in

East Anglia mid-evening, where our

door-to-door service will take you to

your home.

North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood qert[

This imposing 3-star standard hotel is situated on Fleetwood

seafront offering views of the Wyre Estuary and Lakeland Hills.

All traditionally decorated bedrooms are en suite and feature satellite TV,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, lounge and a lift.

Entertainment will be provided on 2 evenings during our stay.

Sun 3 June £409 • 6 Days / 5 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £22

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“Did you like that?” Fred Dibnah

Heritage Centre & Lancashire

Join us on our new tour based at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the

Lancashire town of Bolton. Our tour features many facets of

Lancashire including a visit to the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre.

Fred Dibnah MBE (28 April 1938 – 6 November 2004), born in Bolton,

was an English steeplejack, engineer and eccentric who became a television

personality and latterly, a national institution. We also include a visit to

Oswaldtwistle Mill, a ride on the East Lancashire Railway and guided tour

of the Lancashire countryside.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the journey north, making

suitable comfort stops en route. We arrive at the Holiday Inn Hotel Bolton with time

to freshen up before tonight’s evening meal.

Day 2: This morning we split into two groups. The first half of the group will visit the

Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre during the morning followed by a free afternoon in

Bolton and the second group will have a free morning in Bolton followed by an

afternoon visit to the centre. The Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre holds a collection of

machinery, a workshop and wonderful grounds covering his working life as a

steeplejack, engineer and eccentric cult figure. Fred shot to fame with his TV series

‘Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age’ and ‘Magnificent Monuments’. You will be able to

sit and relax in the garden, refreshments are available with a superb range of

memorabilia and souvenirs to purchase.

Day 3: After breakfast we make our way to Bury to join the East Lancashire Railway,

for a ride along the Irwell Valley to Rawtenstall. We rejoin the coach and make the

short journey to Oswaldtwistle Mill over the lunchtime period. In the afternoon, we

meet a guide for a Lancashire Tales scenic coach tour, full of stories, anecdotes, myths

and legends.

Day 4: We depart our hotel after breakfast and return through the glorious Derbyshire

Dales making a lunchtime stop in Bakewell. Later, we continue our journey back to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Fred Dibnah

Holiday Inn Hotel, Bolton qert[

This modern 4-star hotel is situated in the heart of Bolton.

All air-conditioned bedrooms are en suite and feature satellite

TV, telephone, internet access, ironing facilities, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Hotel amenities include a restaurant, lounge, bar, lift, along with Club

Moativation which features a range of facilities including an indoor heated

swimming pool for all guests to enjoy.

Fri 27 July £265 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £18

Hidden Corners of Yorkshire

England

This delightful tour covers a splendid variety of magnificent scenery and

contrasting countryside, with quaint Yorkshire towns and villages. We also feature

a ride on the Wensleydale Railway, re-living rural railway travel as it used to be all

those years ago, as well as a boat trip on the Tees.

Day 1: Morning collection from home

to join our coach for a leisurely drive

northwards to our hotel by late

afternoon for a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Today we visit Thirsk, home of

James Herriot, before taking a ride

on the Wensleydale Railway through

some beautiful rural countryside,

bringing back memories of yesteryear.

We end the day with a visit to

Richmond, with its castle and the

Richmondshire Museum, which

houses the ‘set’ from ‘All Creatures

Great & Small’ (entrances not

included).

Day 3: Our first visit today is to Preston Park and Hall Museum. The attractive

parkland surrounds the museum, and in the museum itself you will find a delightful

collection of memorabilia from times gone by (entrance included). Take a walk back in

time through the cobbled Victorian street and imagine life as it was in times past.

Later we join the ‘Teesside Princess’ for a gentle cruise on the River Tees through

beautiful countryside to the cobbled town of Yarm. This afternoon we travel through

Bilsdale – ‘Little Switzerland’, continuing past Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley and on over

the spectacular Sutton Bank, with fantastic views of the moors and across the Vale

of York.

Day 4: After breakfast we travel over the moors, across Blakey Ridge, through

picturesque Hutton-le-Hole to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors

Railway for a steam train journey through rugged moorland to Whitby, passing

through Goathland – ‘Aidensfield’ in TV’s ‘Heartbeat’ – on the way. We have time in

Whitby to wander the little alleyways and narrow streets and perhaps climb the

famous steps up to the ruins of Whitby Abbey. We depart Whitby late afternoon and

return across the moors to our hotel.

Day 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we commence our return journey to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will take you home.

The Sporting Lodge Hotel, Middlesbrough

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Located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, this modern

hotel offers comfortable accommodation.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, radio, Wi-Fi, trouser press and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, along with an indoor swimming

pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Although the hotel does not have a lift, a limited number of ground floor

rooms may be requested.

Mon 21 May £355 • Mon 15 October £355

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Whitby Abbey

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England

Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire

For those who yearn for an era of leisurely pace, of times gone by and of the

familiar sound of a steam train as it makes its way through a backdrop of rolling

countryside, this is a tour not to be missed. Our tour includes 2 steam train rides

along with a diesel train ride and a cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal,

as we invite you to enjoy some ‘Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire’.

Skipton

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Yorkshire.

We arrive at the Ramada Hotel near Bingley during the late afternoon in time for

evening meal and a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: This morning we begin with a drive to the pleasant North Yorkshire market

town of Settle. We have a little free time before enjoying an included ride on the Settle

and Carlisle Railway, considered to be one of England’s most scenic rail journeys.

We join the diesel train for the journey to Garsdale, crossing the famous Ribblehead

viaduct and stopping at Dent, the highest mainline station in England. At Garsdale we

rejoin our coach for the short journey into Hawes, where we have opportunity to

purchase lunch. Later we continue along Wensleydale past Aysgarth to Leyburn and

join the Wensleydale Railway, a unique and exciting project to one of the east-west

rail links of the past. We travel on the first section of line to be re-opened, a journey

of about 40 minutes. On arrival at Leeming Bar, we rejoin our coach for the return

journey to our hotel.

Day 3: Today we head along the Aire Valley to Skipton – ‘Gateway to the Dales’. The

main street houses the well known market and Skipton Castle stands proudly at the

top of the street. Why not take a stroll around the town before we enjoy an included

cruise on one of the country’s best known inland waterways. From Skipton we make

our way to Haworth, where little has changed since the famous Bronte sisters and

their notorious brother lived at the Parsonage. Later we enjoy a steam train ride along

the delightful Worth Valley and see the locations used in the film ‘The Railway

Children’. We return to our hotel by late afternoon.

Day 4: Our journey today begins with a visit to Bolton Abbey. The abbey and ruined

priory are set in a beautiful and tranquil location alongside the River Wharfe. We have

time for a stroll through this beautiful landscape, part of the Duke of Devonshire’s

estate, before making the short journey to Bolton Abbey Station for an included train

ride to Embsay. Rejoining our coach, we continue through the beautiful Dales scenery,

visiting the village of Grassington with its cobbled street, diminutive market place and

its many quaint byways and alleyways. Later we return to our hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast we commence our return journey travelling through the superb

scenery of the Peak District and arriving back in East Anglia during the early evening

where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Ramada Hotel, Bingley, West Yorkshire

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This former Gothic mansion house stands in splendid private

grounds with views of the Aire Valley.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, telephone, flat screen TV, internet

connection, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a bar, lounge and restaurant and lifts to some bedrooms.

Thurs 10 May £339 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Scarborough, Yorkshire

Coast & Country

Scarborough enjoys an unrivalled position as one of Britain’s premier coastal

resorts yet also lies tantalisingly close to North Yorkshire’s rugged National Park.

Ideally located around two sandy bays, Scarborough has in recent years been

elegantly restored to its Victorian splendour and is the perfect resort for young

and old alike. On this holiday you can enjoy the golden beaches, superb parks

and gardens and a wide range of leisure amenities which have given the resort

its justifiable reputation.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Yorkshire.

We arrive at our hotel during the late afternoon in time for evening meal and a stay

of five nights.

Day 2: Today we head south to the genteel resort of Filey where we spend a little time

before continuing to the village of Cropton on the edge of the moors. At the New Inn

in the village we visit the Cropton Brewery Visitor Centre where we have included a

half-pint of traditional ale (or a soft drink) and you will also have the opportunity to

buy souvenir bottles of the excellent beers on sale. From here we continue to the

lovely village of Hutton-le-Hole to visit the Ryedale Folk Museum and discover

something of the area’s history, after which we return to Scarborough.

Day 3: Today is free to discover the varied attractions of Scarborough.

Day 4: This morning we travel along the coastline to visit Whitby, the famous

fishing port, once the home of Captain Cook. High above the pretty harbour stands

the 7th century abbey which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ’Dracula’. This

afternoon we drive over the scenic North Yorkshire Moors to Pickering before

returning to our hotel.

Day 5: Travelling inland we pass through pretty Thornton-le-Dale to Castle Howard

(entrance included), a magnificent 18th century palace dramatically set in extensive

grounds. With a commanding position over the Howardian Hills, Castle Howard has

more recently been the setting for TV’s

‘Brideshead Revisited’. We have time

Castle Howard

to visit the house, take a stroll around

the delightful grounds or purchase a

snack before returning to Scarborough.

Day 6: Departing Scarborough after

breakfast we make a short visit to the

resort of Bridlington, before continuing

to Beverley, with its famous Minster.

We depart after lunch for the return

journey to East Anglia, arriving home

mid-evening for our door-to-door

service to your home.

Scarborough

Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough qery[

A lovely traditional 3-star hotel situated on a cliff top overlooking

South Bay.

Easy access to the town via cliff top walk and to the promenade via lift.

All bedrooms with private facilities, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Spacious lounges and bars for your relaxation.

Two evenings of entertainment during your stay.

Sun 27 May £449 • Sun 12 August £449

6 Days / 5 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £22

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The Best of Yorkshire on show

Join us on this new tour for 2012 and experience some of the

most popular and varied attractions that Yorkshire has to offer.

We include some spectacular drives through the superb scenery

of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and include entrance to White Scar Caves –

the longest show cave in Britain, a tour & tasting at Wensleydale Creamery and

the Black Sheep Brewery, a visit to the mystical ‘Forbidden Corner’ and include

a full day at the Great Yorkshire Show, the most prestigious agricultural show

in England.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Yorkshire.

We arrive at our hotel during the late afternoon in time for evening meal and a stay

of 4 nights.

Day 2: Today we make a full day excursion into the stunning Yorkshire Dales heading

first to Ingleton where we include entrance to White Scar Cave, the longest show cave

in Britain. (For those opting not to take part in the visit, our coach will transfer you into

Ingleton town centre for free time) Later, we continue past the magnificent 24 arch

Ribblehead viaduct as we make our way into the delightful market town of Hawes.

This afternoon, we include entrance to Wensleydale Creamery - the home of Real

Yorkshire Wensleydale. The Visitor Centre is the ideal destination for every fan of

cheese... including Wallace & Gromit! From seeing it handmade to savouring the

finished product, it’s all here and so much more... We return to our hotel passing

through more spectacular Dales scenery, arriving back at our hotel late afternoon.

Day 3: After a full breakfast we head to Harrogate where we include entrance to

the Great Yorkshire Show, the largest and most prestigious agricultural show in

England. The cream of the country's livestock, edge-of-the-seat displays, acres of

shopping opportunities and countryside activities are just some of the “must sees”

on the timetable.

Day 4: Today we travel to Masham where we include a tour and tasting at the Black

Sheep Brewery. We continue into Leyburn for the lunchtime period before enjoying an

included afternoon visit to ‘The Forbidden Corner’ – a unique labyrinth of tunnels,

chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill

Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a

huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere,

extraordinary statues – at every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid.

This is a visit with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children

of all ages!

Day 5: Departing after breakfast we travel to Fountain’s Abbey & Studley Royal.

Yorkshire’s first World Heritage Site is a huge estate of beauty, contrasts and surprises

including the largest abbey ruins in the country and one of England’s most spectacular

Georgian water gardens. We depart after the lunch period for the return journey to

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. Warm clothes and sturdy

footwear recommended, particularly at White Scar Cave.

The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley qey[

The 3-star standard Craiglands Hotel has been welcoming people

from across the globe for more than 150 years.

Set in 6 acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds and woodland, this grand

Victorian hotel is the ideal place for pleasure, combining modern comforts and

facilities with a warm, friendly welcome.

All bedrooms are en suite and feature satellite TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, lounge and bar.

Lift serving all floors.

Mon 9 July £409 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £20.50

Yorkshire Dales

Discovering Yorkshire

England

Based at the Queens Hotel, one of the most centrally located hotels in York, this

holiday gives you plenty of opportunity to the explore to the ancient and historic

city of York. Along with its many attractions we include a guided tour of the city,

a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a boat trip, entrance to Castle

Howard as well as a visit to Whitby and Harrogate.

Day 1: Morning collection from

your home to join the coach for

York

the drive to Yorkshire. We arrive

at our hotel during the late

afternoon in time for evening

meal and a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Today we experience York

in a nutshell! After breakfast we

are joined by our guide for a

comprehensive morning

sightseeing tour of York taking in

many of its magnificent sights.

This afternoon is free to explore

the city at your own pace and

maybe revisit in more detail

places seen on the tour. After

dinner, we enjoy an included

floodlit evening cruise.

Day 3: This morning we join our

coach for a spectacular scenic tour

to Whitby and the North Yorkshire

Moors National Park. Our first

stop is Pickering where we join

the North Yorkshire Moors

Railway for a ride across the moors as we make our way to the historic seaport of

Whitby, with its ruined abbey atop the cliff overlooking the busy harbour. We have

time for lunch here and to explore the town before returning across Blakey Ridge,

offering some of the most spectacular views of the area. We continue to Helmsley for

a short break before returning to our hotel via Sutton Bank and the Vale of York.

Day 4: Morning at leisure in York. This afternoon we visit Castle Howard, best known

for its starring role in ‘Brideshead Revisited’. We have an included tour of the house

and time to explore the lovely grounds.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and make the short drive to the beautiful

spa town of Harrogate. Later we commence our return journey, arriving back in

East Anglia where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Yorkshire Dales

Queens Hotel, York qry[

This superior 2-star hotel is located in the centre of York on the

banks of the River Ouse, ideally situated to explore the city.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, internet access, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facilities include a lift, the Royal Brasserie Restaurant and a bar.

Sun 10 June £415 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £90 • Insurance: £20.50

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 51


England

Blackpool Illumination Weekends

Blackpool is undoubtedly a favourite with British seaside holidaymakers and reportedly 17 million visitors

are attracted to the bright lights of the resort each year. There‘s something for everyone in Blackpool, from

dazzling days to glittering nights, offering a wonderful opportunity to get away from the everyday routine

and relax.

Holiday Inn, Lancaster qwetop[

This modern hotel is set in a riverside location on the outskirts of Lancaster.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities with TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, indoor swimming pool, gym and lift serving all floors.

Blackpool Illuminations & Cadbury World

Day 1: Morning departure from your local joining point

for the swift motorway journey to Lancaster where we

check into our hotel. After some free time to freshen up

we continue our journey to Blackpool where we spend

the evening. At around 7.15pm, we rejoin our coach for

a drive through the illuminations, returning to our hotel

late evening.

Sat 15 September £89 • Sat 20 October £89

2 Days / 1 Night B&B • Single Room Supp.: £16 • Boarding: B • Insurance: £12.50

Blackpool

Blackpool

Day 2: We commence our homeward journey, but

before reaching East Anglia we include a visit to

Cadbury World (entry included). Later we continue our

return journey, arriving back at your local pick-up point

by mid-evening

Blackpool Illuminations

& Peak District

Day 1: Morning collection from your local pick-up

point for the leisurely drive north, arriving at our hotel

in time for dinner.

Day 2: A mid-morning departure from our hotel for the

short journey to Blackpool. Day free to enjoy one of

Britain’s favourite holiday resorts, it is renowned for the

Golden Mile, Tower, Pleasure Beach, colourful trams and

a wide variety of entertainment. There will be time to

obtain evening meal at your own arrangement after

which we rejoin our coach for a magical tour of the

illuminations, before returning to our hotel.

Day 3: After a hearty breakfast we commence our

return journey travelling by way of the motorways and

then through the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.

We return to your pick-up point by mid-evening.

Fri 28 September £145 • Fri 26 October £145

3 Days / 1 Night B&B, 1 Night Half Board • Single Room Supp.: £29 • Boarding: B • Insurance: £14

52 Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424

Blackpool Illuminations

– The Fun Capital

of the North!

Blackpool

Blackpool is still one of the most popular seaside

resorts in Britain today and the country’s undisputed

capital of entertainment. Packed full of enjoyment

whatever the weather, with its famous trams, the

Golden Mile, Tower and Pleasure Beach Amusement

Park, Blackpool has a wide variety of entertainment

including spectacular shows both day and night.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the

coach for the drive to Blackpool making suitable

comfort stops en route.

Day 2: This morning we travel along the coast to

Fleetwood for its weekly market. There is also time to

visit the Freeport Fleetwood shopping village before we

return to Blackpool. This evening we rejoin our coach

for an evening tour of the illuminations.

Day 3: Enjoy a day at leisure in Blackpool. Take a tram

ride along the promenade or maybe visit the Pleasure

Beach, stroll along the Golden Mile or just sit and

watch the world go by.

Day 4: Today we have a scenic excursion to the Lake

District. We visit Bowness with time to explore, maybe

enjoy a stroll by the lake and purchase lunch before we

follow the shore road along Lake Windermere and

return via Newby Bridge to Blackpool.

Day 5: We depart Blackpool after breakfast for the

return journey to East Anglia by mid-evening, where

our door-to-door service will be waiting to return

you home.

Carousel Hotel, Blackpool

qeryp[

Located on the pleasant New South

Promenade, the Carousel Hotel is the highest rated

3-star hotel in Blackpool, and is conveniently

situated for the many amenities the resort has

to offer.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone,

hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift, bar, lounge and offers music

and dancing entertainment on 2 evenings during

our stay.

Mon 24 September £315

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £30 • Insurance: £20.50


England’s Inland Waterways

& Flight of Fancy! Manchester

Ship Canal & Concorde

Enjoy some of England’s most popular waterways on this tour which includes a

memorable journey on the Manchester Ship Canal and a cruise on the Shropshire

Union Canal along with a chance to sit in a Concorde, pride of the British

Airways supersonic fleet.

Manchester Canal

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the journey to the

north west, making suitable comfort stops en route. We arrive at our hotel on the

outskirts of Warrington with time to freshen up before tonight’s evening meal.

Day 2: This morning we make a visit to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere

Port where we include entry and guided tour of the museum with a cup of tea or

coffee and a short cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal. We continue to the historic

city of Chester by lunchtime, where we spend the afternoon. There are lots of things

to see and do – explore the unique ‘Rows’ of two tiered shops, enjoy a stroll around

the city walls or meander down to the River Dee.

Day 3: After breakfast, we make the short journey to Salford Quays where we join the

Mersey Ferries ship for a fascinating 6 hour leisurely cruise along the whole length of

the Manchester Ship Canal. The cruise takes in spectacular scenery leaving passengers

with an awe-inspiring sense of how its construction shaped forever the city of

Manchester and the North West of England. The 35 mile cruise includes a live

commentary and provides a revealing insight into the history of one of Britain’s most

important waterways. Refreshments and snacks can be purchased on board. On arrival

at Liverpool Pier Head we rejoin our waiting coach and return to our hotel.

Day 4: We depart our hotel after breakfast and travel to Manchester Airport where

Concorde G-BOAC is displayed in all its glory. We have an opportunity to spend time in

the cabin and cockpit and even sit in the famous leather seats. Learn about some of

the aircrafts famous passengers and see where the Queen sat when flying on

Concorde. We also include a visit to the flightdeck – the only fully accessible flightdeck

in the world. After time to explore the Runway Visitor Centre, we continue our

homeward journey, making suitable comfort stops en route to East Anglia where

our door-to-door service will take you home.

The Park Royal Hotel, near Warrington

qrtuo[

Part of the Q Hotels Group, the Park Royal Hotel is ideally located

for Chester, Liverpool & Manchester.

All guest rooms are beautifully decorated, decadently comfortable and equipped

with everything you need to relax.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, internet access, telephone, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a lounge bar and restaurant as well as a Spa & Leisure club

with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Lift serving all floors.

Fri 17 Aug £315 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £18

Chester, Liverpool & the Wirral

England

Based at the delightful 4-star De Vere Daresbury Park Hotel,

our tour features a morning visit to Liverpool, a boat trip on

the River Mersey, a guided tour of Port Sunlight Village,

entrance to the Ellesmere Port Waterways Museum and cruise, an afternoon

in historic Chester along with a visit to Dunham Massey, a Georgian House set

in a magnificent deer park.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive north

to Derbyshire. We continue to our hotel in Cheshire by late afternoon.

Day 2: This morning we visit Liverpool and Albert Dock. Famous throughout the world

as home to The Beatles, there are a host of places to explore connected to the Fab

Four such as Penny Lane and The Cavern. The Albert Dock and historic Waterfront has

been developed as a tourist centre with a myriad of attractions including the Tate

Gallery, the Beatles Story and the Mersey Ferry Story (entrances not included). During

our visit we include a cruise on the River Mersey Ferry before travelling through the

Mersey Tunnel to the Wirral. Here, we visit Sunlight Vision and enjoy a guided tour

of Port Sunlight Village, built by William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers and

named after his famous Sunlight soap. Discover how the village was planned with

the happiness of his workers uppermost, and visit the gift shop. This is a superb

example of how life used to be.

Day 3: Today we begin with a visit to the restored Anderton Boat Lift, designed to

speed up cargoes between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal, with a

height difference of 50ft. We include a trip by boat through the lift – a memorable

experience and also a river trip. This afternoon we visit the delightful Dunham Massey

House. Now in the care of the National Trust, this Georgian House is set in a

magnificent 300 acre deer park, which also houses one of the north’s great gardens.

Day 4: This morning we make a visit to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere

Port where we include entry and guided tour of the museum with a cup of tea or

coffee and a short cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal. We continue to the historic

city of Chester by lunchtime, where we spend the afternoon. We have plenty of time

to explore the city – you can stroll around the city walls, enjoy lunch in a riverside

pub, or shop till you drop in the famous ‘Rows’ of two tiered shops in the

pedestrianised centre.

Day 5: We return home today travelling via Shrewsbury, the county town of

Shropshire. Later we continue our journey arriving back in East Anglia mid-evening

for our door-to-door service to your home.

Liverpool

De Vere Village Daresbury Park Hotel, Cheshire

qertuop[

As one of the most impressive hotel venues in the North West, this

contemporary 4-star hotel takes its theme from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ whose

author, Lewis Carroll, was born nearby in Daresbury village.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, internet access and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include the spacious and striking glass ‘centrium’, coffee shop, bar,

lounge area, restaurant and a lift.

Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym. Beauty

treatments may also be purchased subject to availability.

Mon 14 May £359 • Mon 15 October £359

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £76 • Insurance: £20.50

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 53


England

Cheshire’s Great Houses,

Castles & Gardens

We are delighted to repeat this tour based in a delightful 4-star hotel in

Chester that takes in some of Cheshire’s finest gardens and great houses

along with a romantic castle.

Tatton Park

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive north.

We make an afternoon visit to Cholmondeley Castle, one of Cheshire’s most romantic

castles and gardens. Home to the Cholmondeley family since the 12th century, the

vast gardens occupy a delightful setting and offers stunning lakeside and woodland

walks. We continue to our hotel in Chester by late afternoon.

Day 2: This morning is free to relax in our superb hotel or explore Chester. Circled by

a two mile ancient wall and with many black and white timbered buildings, a unique

atmosphere of medieval England is portrayed. Stroll around the city walls, or shop till

you drop in the famous ‘Rows’ of two tiered shops in the pedestrianised centre. This

afternoon, be sure to rejoin our Sapphire Star coach for an excursion to Dunham

Massey for an included visit. Set in a magnificent 300-acre deer park, this Georgian

house tells the story of the owners and the servants who once lived here and is home

to fine collections of furniture, paintings and silver.

Day 3: Departing the hotel after breakfast, we head into the attractive town of

Nantwich for some free time. This afternoon we continue to Arley Hall and Gardens

with included entrance to the beautiful Jacobean hall and gardens. The gardens are

considered amongst the finest in Britain for their vitality, variety and historical interest

and are particularly celebrated for their magnificent double herbaceous border.

Day 4: We spend the day visiting Tatton Park with inclusive entrance and a guided

tour of the mansion, with time to appreciate the award-winning gardens and acres

of beautiful parkland with lakes, tree lined avenues and herds of red and fallow deer.

Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Little Moreton Hall – described as ‘a

ginger bread house lifted straight from a fairy story’. This moated 15th century halftimbered

manor house is one of the finest examples of timber-framed architecture in

England. We include a guided tour of the manor house including the spectacular Long

Gallery and learn of colourful tales of both the Moreton family and the iconic building.

We have time to admire the pretty Knot Garden and the tranquil orchard before

commencing our homeward journey making suitable comfort stops en-route back

to East Anglia, where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Best Western Premier Queens Hotel, Chester

qetp[

Situated in the centre of Chester, this impressive 4-star hotel has

been awarded Cheshire Large Hotel of the Year 2010, and has seen substantial

investment since becoming part of the Feathers Hotel Group in 2003.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee

making facilities.

We will dine at leisure at the Bacchus Restaurant

The elegant public areas include the Albert Lounge, Waiting Room Bar, Bacchus

Cocktail Bar, Italian Terrace and Gardens. The hotel also has lifts to all floors.

Sun 10 June £429 • Sun 12 August £429

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £90 • Insurance: £20.50

A Journey through the Ages

We are delighted to introduce this new tour taking you on a

journey through the ages. Beginning with life in Roman times,

you then take a journey through time, pausing to discover links

with the Bayeux Tapestry in a small church in Bosham. Walking through six

centuries of historic buildings at the Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum

and the living history collections at the Amberley Museum, finishing with some

stunning contemporary art collections in 11th century Chichester Cathedral.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to West Sussex

and a lunchtime arrival at the Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum. Here we

include entrance to the leading museum of historic buildings in England where

you’ll see nearly 50 buildings dating from the 13th-19th centuries. Later we continue

to our hotel by late afternoon for a stay of 3 nights.

Day 2: Today we take you back to Roman times as we enjoy an included private tour

of the remains at Fishbourne Roman Palace and its stunning collection of Roman

mosaics. Then there’s a short detour to the small village of Bosham, the alleged birth

and burial place of King Harold. Interestingly, both he and Bosham Church are

depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. From here, we continue into modern and bustling

Chichester with a special included visit to Pallant House, home to one of the best

collections of British art to be found anywhere. To finish off, we take a private tour

of the contemporary art collections in Chichester Cathedral, staying on for

Choral Evensong.

Day 3: After breakfast we travel to the Amberley Museum and step back into the

last century as we take a nostalgic look at the vintage transport and living industry

collections. To complete a memorable few days in and around Chichester, we make

an afternoon visit to Petworth House which is home to the National Trust’s finest

collection of paintings.

Day 4: We depart our hotel after breakfast for a scenic morning drive along the

Sussex coast, before the return drive to East Anglia arriving back by early evening,

where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Chichester Cathedral

Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel

qweryuio[

The 4-star standard Avisford Park Hotel is a former prep school

set in 89 acres of grounds in the village of Walberton between Chichester

and Arundel.

All bedrooms have en suite bathroom, television, trouser press, telephone,

hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, lounge terrace and bar, onsite 18 hole golf course,

heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fully equipped gymnasium, beauty

treatment rooms, tennis courts, squash court and aerobics studio.

No lift. Ground floor rooms on request, but some steps to negotiate.

Mon 2 July £365 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £64 • Insurance: £18

54 Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424


Derbyshire Gardens

& ‘The Potteries’

Discover some of the finest gardens in Derbyshire on our new tour for 2012.

Based just outside Derby at the Menzies Hotel Mickleover Court, we include visits

to the well known gardens at Haddon Hall, Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall, as

well as visiting the hidden public gardens at Cascades and take a step back in

time as we learn about the story of ‘The Potteries’ at Gladstone Pottery Museum.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the journey to

Stoke-on-Trent for an inclusive visit to the unique Gladstone Pottery Museum with its

cobbled courtyard and bottle kilns. Nothing sets the Potteries sky-line apart more than

the weird bottle-shaped brick buildings, when in their heyday there were up to 4,000

bottle kilns. Departing mid afternoon, we continue to our hotel near Derby for the

next three nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Today we make a full day of garden visits. Our first stop is Kedleston Hall

where you have the opportunity to wonder through naturalistic shrubberies, sweeping

lawns and meadows, all created by Robert Adam in the mid-18th century when the

natural look was all the rage. We then continue to the historic village of Bonsall,

where we go in search of Derbyshire’s hidden public garden. The gardens at Cascades

surround the ruins of an old corn mill and feature a wide variety of plants, including a

fantastic selection of hellebores and herbaceous perennials. Our last stop is Haddon

Hall – probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence.

Day 3: After breakfast we travel to Hardwick Hall for an included visit to see the

gardens. The four quadrants of Hardwick Hall gardens are the herb garden, lawns,

nuttery and orchards, conveying the spirit of an Elizabethan garden. This afternoon

we travel to Melbourne Hall Gardens. Designed by Rt. Hon. Thomas Coke in the early

18th century, this colourful and tranquil garden has been imaginatively updated.

The gardens are designed with paths allowing easy access and intersected by streams

that flow through the grounds underneath miniature bridges and through the lush

flower beds.

Day 4: We depart after breakfast making a morning visit to Chatsworth House for a

visit to their gardens (entrance included) Here you can see the famous waterworks, the

huge maze, the rockery and the rose, cottage and kitchen gardens and over 5 miles of

walks with rare trees, shrubs, streams and ponds to discover. Later, we commence our

homeward journey to East Anglia arriving home early evening where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Menzies Mickleover Court, Derby

qrtuo[

A modern 4-star standard hotel located in the town of Mickleover

near Derby.

All en suite bedrooms feature satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press, Wi-Fi,

telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel facilities include the Brasserie restaurant, two bars and Waves Health and

Leisure Club featuring an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, solarium

and a large gym.

A lift serves all floors.

Fri 4 May £315 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £54 • Insurance: £18

Chatsworth House

England

Splendours of the Peak District

Discover the splendours of Derbyshire and the ‘Peak District’

based in the heart of the popular spa town of Buxton. We

include some of the finest drives in the area, a visit to one of the

finest houses in the country – Chatsworth House, experience a tram ride through

the lovingly restored period village at Crich and learn about the importance of

Burton upon Trent’s proud brewing heritage with a sample tasting.

Crich Tramway Village

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the journey

northwards. We pause over the lunchtime period in Melton Mowbray. Known locally

as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’, Melton Mowbray is perhaps best known for its culinary

specialities including the pork pie and stilton cheese. Later we continue our journey

to our hotel in Buxton.

Day 2: A free morning to relax and explore Buxton with its wealth of shops and

lovely public gardens. This afternoon we head for Chatsworth House, one of the

great stately homes of England, set in superb gardens laid out by Capability Brown

(entrance included).

Day 3: After breakfast we travel north to join Snake Pass, before stopping at

Fairholmes visitor centre situated between the Howden, Derwent and Ladybower

Reservoirs, used by the RAF's Dambusters to practise their low level flying

techniques during 1943. We continue along the shores of tranquil Ladybower

Reservoir to Castleton, often referred to as ‘Gem of the Peaks’. We return to

Buxton late afternoon.

Day 4: After breakfast we set off to discover Chesterfield with its busy flea market

and famous landmark – the crooked spire. We then travel onto Crich Tramway

Village, taking a step back in time as we explore the lovingly restored period

village and the chance to take unlimited tram rides (included).

Day 5: We depart after breakfast making a morning visit to Bakewell, famous

for the pudding, before continuing to Burton upon Trent for an included visit to

the National Brewery Centre. After a few samples and time to look around this

world-class museum, we continue our homeward journey to East Anglia arriving

home early evening where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you

to your home.

Palace Hotel, Buxton qrtuop[

A stunning 4-star standard hotel located in the heart of Buxton.

All en suite bedrooms are tastefully furnished with modern

conveniences including satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Excellent cuisine served in the magnificent Dovedale Restaurant.

Indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, sauna, solarium and steam room.

A lift serves all floors.

Mon 25 June £389 • Mon 17 September £389

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £86 • Insurance: £20.50

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 55


England

Shropshire, Worcestershire

& the West Midlands

Join us on this new tour taking in some of the areas loveliest towns and

attractions. Based at the 4-star Stourport Manor Hotel, we include visits to

Ledbury, Leominster and Bromyard, entrances to Ludow Castle, Spetchley Park

Gardens, the Black Country Museum, an insight into glassmaking at the Red

House Glass Cone along with a cruise through Birmingham’s historic network

of canal’s with an included buffet lunch.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey to the

Worcestershire, with frequent refreshment stops. We arrive at our hotel late

afternoon with coffee, tea, scones, cream and jam being served on arrival.

Day 2: Today we journey west to the medieval town of Ludlow. Ludlow and its castle

are perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme. We include entrance to the

castle giving you the opportunity to walk through the grounds and see the ancient

houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the lifestyle

of medieval society. The centre of Ludlow boasts a wide and varied range of

independent traditional family run shops as well as a busy little market which has

been held here since the 12th century. Late morning we continue to the charming

town of Leominster, famous for its medieval streets and alleys, cafes, specialist shops

and its 11th century Priory Church. After time to purchase lunch, we return to our hotel

via the delightful market town of Bromyard, known as the town of Poetry and Music.

Day 3: This morning we journey to Webbs of Wychbold, situated in the heart of

Worcestershire. Webbs is a family business providing over fifty acres of garden centre,

inspirational gardens and nursery. They have everything for the dedicated and

occasional gardener alike, as well as providing a great time out for all non-gardeners.

Departing early afternoon we continue to nearby Spetchley Park Gardens (entrance to

gardens included). Virtually hidden from the road, and largely unaltered in the last

century, this lovely 30 acre Victorian paradise, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. John Berkeley,

has been lovingly created by successive generations of the Berkeley family, and boasts

an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of the globe.

Day 4: Today we have a fascinating insight into the region’s historical past in the art

of glass making. We first make a visit to the Red House Glass Cone where we include

the Great Glass guided tour with opportunity to view some glass blowing. Following

some free time, we continue into Birmingham City Centre where we enjoy a relaxing

2-hour canal cruise with buffet lunch. We return to our hotel late afternoon with time

to relax before dinner.

Day 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we a make an included morning visit to

the Black Country Museum. Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have

been authentically rebuilt at the Museum, to create a tribute to the traditional skills

of the people that once lived in the heart of industrial Britain. We continue our

homeward journey this afternoon, arriving back in East Anglia by mid-evening

where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Black Country Museum

Stourport Manor Hotel, Stourport-on-Severn

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This lovely 4-star hotel is set within 23 acres of beautiful grounds

on the outskirts of Stourport, near the town of Kidderminster.

All stylishly furnished bedrooms have en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone,

hairdryer, internet access and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include the Brasserie restaurant, bar and lounge area.

The Waves Health and Leisure Club includes an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi,

steam room, sauna and gym, along with tennis and squash courts.

Mon 14 May £395 • 5 Days/4 Nights Half Board & 1 Lunch

Single Room Supp.: £50 • Insurance: £20.50

Victorian Britain –

Workshop to the World

Based in the beautiful county of Shropshire with its green rolling hills, winding

rivers and a rich tapestry of picturesque towns and villages, join us on this new

tour as we go in search of Victorian Britain and discover what made Britain the

workshop to the world. Our varied itinerary visits a wealth of historical treasures

including the Severn Valley Railway, Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian

Town along with a visit to “Victorian Farm” at Acton Scott.

Severn Valley Railway

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our Sapphire Star coach for the journey

to Coventry, birthplace of the British cycle and motor industry. We visit the Coventry

Transport Museum which houses the largest collection of British road transport in the

world and discover the fascinating story behind the development of road transport

from the earliest cycles to land speed record breakers. Later, we continue into

Shropshire arriving at our hotel on the outskirts of Telford late afternoon.

Day 2: Our excursion takes us deep into the Shropshire countryside making a morning

visit to the beautiful antique village of Much Wenlock. After some free time, we

continue to the historic market town of Church Stretton for the lunch period before

making an afternoon visit to Acton Scott. This “Victorian Farm” was brought back to

life in the recent BBC series and preserves traditional crafts and skills commonly

used over 100 years ago.

Day 3: This morning we journey south to Kidderminster where we join the Severn

Valley Railway for an included journey. We break our train ride in Highley with an

included visit to the Engine House Visitor Centre, which gives you an insight into the

fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of life on the Severn Valley Railway. Later,

we re-board the next train and continue to Bridgnorth. The town is divided in two –

a high town and low town, linked together by its own remarkable Cliff Railway.

We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 4: Today we have a fascinating insight into the region’s historical past. We start

the day with a visit to Ironbridge, recognised as the birthplace of the industrial

revolution. We include entrance to the Museum of the Gorge before travelling to the

nearby Coalport China Museum and Tar Tunnel. Displayed in restored buildings of the

old Coalport china works, galleries show the beautiful china and convey the hardship of

factory life. We then continue to Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the largest open air

museums in Britain where townsfolk in traditional dress re-enact life in an authentic

Victorian community. Cottage gardens and smallholdings thrive and refreshments are

available at the New Victoria Inn pub and the Forest Glenn Pavilion tea rooms.

Day 5: We depart after breakfast for a leisurely return journey to East Anglia, breaking

the journey in Stratford-upon-Avon. We arrive early evening where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you home.

Telford Golf and Spa Hotel, Telford

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This 4-star hotel is set on the edge of Telford within 170 acres of

Shropshire countryside and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge.

The hotel offers luxurious and stylish accommodation and features a comfortable

lounge bar area, sports bar leading on to a championship golf course and

‘Restaurant 1779’, offering panoramic views of the gorge.

All contemporary bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, internet access,

telephone, hairdryer, iron/trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi,

gym and tennis courts. Beauty treatments may also be purchased subject to

availability.

Mon 2 July £399 • Mon 24 September £399

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £100 • Insurance: £20.50

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The Malvern Hills –

Herefordshire & Worcestershire

By popular demand, we are delighted to offer this lovely tour to Great Malvern,

famous for its spa waters and the breathtaking beauty of the Malvern Hills that

overlook the town. An ideal centre to explore the delights of the area, our itinerary

includes visits to the historic cathedral cities of Worcester and Hereford, the

picturesque market town of Ledbury, not forgetting a visit to the fairytale castle

of Eastnor and a wine tasting and tour of Broadfield Court.

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join our coach for the

drive to the heart of England,

breaking our journey in the historic

town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Later we continue our journey to

Great Malvern arriving at our

hotel by late afternoon.

Day 2: After breakfast, we travel

through some delightful scenery

as we make our way to Broadfield

Court Estate where we enjoy an

included tour of the garden and

vineyard along with wine tasting

and a light lunch. We continue to

Hereford for a leisurely afternoon

before returning to our hotel in

time for evening meal.

Day 3: Our day begins with a drive

to nearby Eastnor Castle (entrance included), where we have time to explore the

castle’s lavish interiors containing medieval armour, fine art and tapestries. Perhaps

take the lakeside and woodland walk or just sit and relax in the spectacular

countryside. Later we journey to Ledbury, one of England’s text book market towns

dominated by the 17th

Worcester Cathedral

Startford-upon-Avon

century Market House,

before returning to our

hotel late afternoon.

Day 4: Today’s excursion

takes us to the cathedral

city of Worcester, where we

include entrance to the

Worcester Porcelain

Museum. We have plenty

of time to explore the city

at your own pace before

returning to Malvern

by mid-afternoon.

Day 5: We depart The

Abbey Hotel after breakfast

and travel through the

Cotswolds via Broadway

and Stow-on-the-Wold,

arriving back in East Anglia

by early evening where

our door-to-door service

will be waiting to return

you home.

Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern qwery[

A 4-star standard imposing ivy-clad hotel located in the heart of

the town adjoining the fine Benedictine Priory.

All bedrooms are en suite with views of the Malvern Hills or Vale of Evesham,

and include TV, radio, telephone, internet connection, hairdryer, trouser press

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a lounge, bar, the Courtyard Café and the Priory View

Restaurant offering a choice of buffet meals.

Free entry into the nearby Splash Leisure Pool.

Sun 24 June £379 • Sun 26 August £379

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £50 • Insurance: £20.50

England

Worcester & the Welsh Marches

We are delighted to offer this tour highlighting some of the

many attractions and stunning scenery around Worcester &

the Welsh Marches. We include visits to Stokesay Castle – the

finest preserved medieval manor house in England, Berrington Hall, Hergest

Croft Gardens along with plenty of free time to explore the delightful town of

Hay-on-Wye and the city of Worcester.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to

Worcestershire, breaking our journey in the historic city of Lichfield, a hidden treasure

in the heart of the country. Later we continue our journey to our hotel on the outskirts

of Worcester.

Day 2: After breakfast we journey to Hay-on-Wye, Wales’ book town. The town is the

northern most point of the Brecon Beacons National Park and stands on the southern

side of the River Wye. Enjoy a stroll around the town with its Norman Castle and

maybe discover some of its history. There are many opportunities for lunch before we

leave and visit Hergest Croft Gardens, near Kington. Gorgeous flower borders, an

old fashioned kitchen garden and tearoom makes this a perfect place to relax.

Day 3: This morning we travel into nearby Worcester with time to explore and

discover some of the delights of the city. Departing early afternoon, we continue north

to Stokesay Castle for an included visit. Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and

best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Set in peaceful countryside

near the Welsh border, the castle, timber-framed gatehouse and parish church form

an unforgettably picturesque group. We return to our hotel by late afternoon.

Day 4: Our day begins with a drive to the Welsh Border and Knighton, a beautiful

market town set in the rolling country of the Marches. The town is part in England and

part in Wales and is rich in history. From here we drive via Presteigne for an afternoon

visit to Berrington Hall. This exquisite 18th century mansion is set in parkland and

contains beautifully decorated interiors, with nursery, Victorian laundry, Georgian

dairy and attractive gardens which surround.

Day 5: We depart after breakfast for a leisurely return journey to East Anglia, breaking

the journey in Warwick. We arrive early evening where our door-to-door service will

be waiting to return you home.

Lichfield

Bank House Hotel, Golf & Country Club,

near Worcester wery[

The 3-star standard Bank House Hotel is set in acres of idyllic

Worcestershire countryside yet is only three miles from the city centre.

Overlooking the scenic Malvern Hills, the rural location lends itself to peace

and tranquillity.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

facilities.

Amenities include Farthings Restaurant, bar and lounge.

No lift but all bedrooms located on ground, first and second floors.

Mon 28 May £359 • Mon 6 August £359

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

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Snowdonia’s Electrifying

Experience

Welcome to Wales, a land of scenic beauty where the mountains of Snowdonia

sweep down to stunning coastlines. This delightful tour takes in some of the

region’s most famous landmarks and includes 2 spectacular train rides, a journey

of exploration as we head into one of Europe’s largest man made caverns at

Electric Mountain and a visit to the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to North

Wales and our hotel in Caernarfon by early evening.

Day 2: This morning we travel to the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion created

by Sir Clough William-Ellis which features a fabulous coastal garden (entrance

included). After some free time to purchase lunch, we head into nearby Porthmadog

and enjoy a fantastic journey on the Ffestiniog Railway travelling through some

spectacular countryside to Blaenau Ffestiniog. From here we rejoin our coach and

continue to Betws-y-Coed where we have some free time before returning to our

hotel by late afternoon.

Day 3: Today we return to Snowdonia by coach, travelling first to the lakeside resort

of Llanberis, where we board the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway for an included

return train journey to the summit of Snowdon. A masterpiece of Victorian

engineering, this is without doubt one of the most spectacular railway journeys to

experience, as you savour the breathtaking views and fulfil one of your lifetime

achievements! This afternoon, we include entrance and a tour of the Electric

Mountain, jumping aboard a mountain bus which takes us through the labyrinth of

dark tunnels to the heart of Elidir Mountain where you are set to experience one of

man’s greatest engineering achievements. We have some free time in Llanberis to

purchase lunch and for individual sightseeing before we take a scenic drive through

Snowdonia, travelling along Llanberis Pass and then on to Beddgelert before returning

north to Caernarfon.

Day 4: Our day begins crossing the Menai Straits making a visit to the James Pringle

complex at Llanfair P.G., or to give it its full name...

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch! Don’t forget your

camera for a photo by the station name! We return to Caernarfon for a free afternoon.

Day 5: After breakfast we depart our hotel for the homeward journey, arriving back

in East Anglia by mid-evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. Warm clothes and sturdy footwear

recommended, particularly on the Snowdon Mountain Railway excursion & Electric Mountain.

The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon

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This 3-star hotel is a stylish mix of Georgian and contemporary

architecture, set on the edge of Caernarfon town centre.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a lift to all floors, lounge, bar, restaurant, indoor

swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.

Mon 9 July £419 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £80 • Insurance: £20.50

Portmeirion

Llandudno & North Wales

Llandudno is Wales’ largest resort, uniquely situated on a magnificent

crescent-shaped sandy bay between the Great and Little Orme. A jewel among

Victorian resorts, Llandudno has retained much of its Victorian elegance with

broad tree-lined streets, elegant hotels lining the sweeping promenade and a

graceful pier extending far into the sea. The limestone headland of the Great

Orme rises abruptly from the western end of the town and its summit is best

reached by the Great Orme Tramway. From the top there are magnificent views

along the rugged coastline of North Wales, while deep in the heart of the

Orme can be found the remains of ancient copper mines.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the journey to North Wales

arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

Day 2: A free day to relax in Llandudno and perhaps take a ride on the Great Orme

Tramway (cost not included).

Day 3: Our excursion today takes us to Bodnant Garden, whose magnificent 80 acres

have been created into one of the finest gardens in Britain (entrance included). Later

we continue through the heart of the Conwy Valley to pretty Betws-y-Coed which lies

at the confluence of four stunningly beautiful forested valleys. We visit the old village

of Betws-y-Coed with opportunity to see the spectacular falls. After some free time

we return to Llandudno for the remainder of the afternoon.

Day 4: A full day excursion travelling first across the Menai Bridge to Llanfair PG on

the Isle of Anglesey returning to Caernarfon on the mainland for the lunch period.

This afternoon we travel to Llanberis in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park

for a visit to the Welsh Slate

Museum (entrance free),

Snowdonia National Park

before returning to Llandudno

by way of Capel Curig.

Day 5: Morning visit to

historic Chester, with its many

black and white timbered

buildings, which portray a

unique atmosphere of

medieval England. We depart

early afternoon for our return

journey to East Anglia, arriving

mid-evening, where our doorto-door

service will be waiting

to return you home.

Tynedale Hotel, Llandudno qery[

This lovely 3-star hotel is situated on the promenade, close to all

the resort’s amenities and is a firm favourite with Galloway clients.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, the Foyer lounge and beach bar both of which

have lovely sea views.

Lift serving most rooms.

Tues 18 September £349 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Sea View Supp.: On Request • Insurance: £20.50

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Llandudno Promenade © Crown Copyright 2011 Visit Wales


Romantic Journeys of North Wales

Join us on this delightful tour on the Cheshire/Flintshire Borderlands

which features some of the area’s most popular attractions with the

opportunity to soak up the medieval atmosphere of the historic city of

Chester. The base for our tour is the Beaufort Park Hotel situated on the outskirts

of the town of Mold, where you can expect a warm and friendly Welsh welcome.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive across

country to the Welsh border and on to our hotel near Mold where we arrive in time

for evening meal and a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel along the coast to Abergele and

then head across country to the Conwy Valley, Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed where we

take a break. We then journey over the Crimea Pass to Blaenau Ffestiniog where we

join the Ffestiniog Railway for a spectacular included train ride over the mountains to

Porthmadog. Here we can explore the town and purchase lunch before rejoining our

coach and driving through the Snowdonia National Park to Bala. We enjoy an included

ride along the lake shore on the Bala Lake Railway. Later we make our way back to

our hotel in time for evening meal.

Day 3: Today’s excursion takes us to the historic city of Chester. Circled by a two mile

ancient wall and with many black and white timbered buildings, a unique atmosphere

of medieval England is portrayed. We have plenty of time to explore the city – you can

stroll around the city walls, enjoy lunch in a riverside pub, or shop till you drop in the

famous ‘Rows’ of two tiered shops

Chester in the pedestrianised centre. We

return to the hotel late afternoon.

Day 4: Today we travel through

some lovely Welsh scenery over

the Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen

for an inclusive nostalgic ride

on the Rheilffordd Llangollen

Railway and we also take a ride

on ‘The Stream in the Sky’ – The

Llangollen Canal, – gliding gently

over the country’s highest

navigable aqueduct from

Llangollen to Pontcysyllte –

now a world heritage site.

Day 5: We return home today

travelling via Shrewsbury, the

county town of Shropshire. Later

we continue our journey arriving

back in East Anglia mid-evening

for our door-to-door service to

your home.

Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold qertp[

This modern Scandinavian style 3-star hotel is set in its own

grounds on the edge of the town.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, internet connection,

hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a restaurant relaxing lounge and bar area.

No lift, but all rooms are located on the ground and first floor.

During our stay, evening entertainment will include a male voice choir

and harpist.

Mon 16 July £355 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Ffestiniog Railway

Landscapes of Wales

Wales

Enjoy the best of both worlds on our new 2 centre tour covering Wales

from Anglesey and Snowdonia in the north to the Brecon Beacons and Cardiff

Bay in the south. Our tour includes excursions into the Snowdonia National Park,

Anglesey, Llandudno, Tenby and Cardiff along with some stunning coastal drives.

Llandudno

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the journey west to

Criccieth, making suitable comfort stops en route, arriving at your hotel late

afternoon where a warm welcome awaits.

Day 2: We travel north this morning first to Caernarfon and along the shore of the

Menai Straits and across to the Isle of Anglesey. We take a break in Beaumaris and

then visit the James Pringle Woollen Mill at Llanfair P.G. before returning to our

hotel in Criccieth via Beddgelert.

Day 3: Today we make a full day tour of Snowdonia featuring Porthmadog, the

Crimea Pass, Betws-y-Coed, where we take a break and the Vale of Conwy. Lunch

break is taken in Llandudno before we take the coast road and head for Llanberis,

past Mount Snowdon over the Llanberis Pass, making our way back to the hotel.

Day 4: Leaving our hotel in Criccieth after breakfast, we have a scenic drive along

the shores of Cardigan Bay on our way into South Wales. Our route takes us via

Harlech and Barmouth, where we take a break. Next we continue along the coast

through Tywyn and Aberdovey to Aberystwyth, the major town and resort on Wales

west coast. Here we take a break for lunch and later leave the coast at Aberaeron and

ride across country to Carmarthen and onto Swansea arriving at our hotel in time for

evening meal.

Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast we journey by a local coach as we make our way to

the capital of Wales, Cardiff, driving through the pleasant vale of Cowbridge on the

way. Along with free time to explore the city, we also include a boat trip to view the

developments happening in Cardiff Bay.

Day 6: A contrast today as we head for the seaside with a visit to Tenby. The jumble of

little streets hidden behind the old town walls are a delight to explore and a complete

contrast to the harbour and beaches area. Departing after the lunch period, we pay a

brief visit to Tenby’s neighbour Saundersfoot before returning via Pendine Sands and

Laugharne (Dylan Thomas Country).

Day 7: Departing Swansea after breakfast we commence our return journey making

suitable comfort stops en route. We return to East Anglia by mid-evening for our

door-to-door service to your home.

Lion Hotel, Criccieth (3 Nights) qer[

This traditional 2-star standard hotel is situated in the heart of

Criccieth, just a few minutes walk from the beach.

Extensively developed and extended from an Olde Inn, the Lion Hotel offers

comfortable accommodation with personal service and a warm welcome.

All bedrooms with private facilities, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar and a lift to some bedrooms.

Ramada Hotel, Swansea (3 Nights)

weyuo[

The 3-star standard Ramada Swansea is a modern hotel close to

the city yet ideal for touring the region.

All bedrooms with private facilities, high speed internet access, hairdryer, trouser

press, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar and Leisure Club with indoor swimming

pool, sauna and gym.

No lift but all rooms on ground & first floor.

Fri 22 June £479 • Fri 14 September £479

7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £23

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Wales

Wales Seaside & Mountains

Located in Beddgelert, Snowdonia, the Royal Goat Hotel offers

the ideal base for our new tour to North Wales. We offer an

excursion through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park,

include entrance to Plas Newydd and the world famous Bodnant Garden along

with free time to explore Betws-y-Coed, Caernarfon, Llandudno and the pretty

harbour town of Conwy. In addition, the hotel offers entertainment during

each evening of our stay.

Day 1: Morning collection Snowdonia National Park

from your home to join the

coach for the drive to North

Wales and our hotel in

Beddgelert by early evening.

Time to unpack and settle

into your rooms before

enjoying a ‘Taste of Wales’

dinner, followed by an inhouse

quiz.

Day 2: After breakfast, we

make an excursion along the coast and over the stunning Menai Straits to the Island

of Anglesey and Beaumaris. After some free time we continue to the National Trust’s

Plas Newydd. Set on the shores of the Menai Strait amidst breathtakingly beautiful

scenery, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. The

1930s restyled interior is famous for its Rex Whistler association, containing his largest

painting and exhibition. After dinner this evening, there’s dancing to old favourites

with music from the 40s & 50s.

Day 3: Today we follow the coastline to the pretty harbour town of Caernarfon

dominated by its castle overlooking the Menai Straits. From here, we drive into the

mountains and via the stunning pass of Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed where we also

make a stop. This afternoon we include entrance to the world famous Bodnant

Gardens, one of the most beautiful in the UK, spanning some 80 acres. This evening,

dinner will be followed by either a ‘Movie Night’ or piano entertainment.

Day 4: Our excursion today takes us to the beautiful little walled harbour town of

Conwy, offering both splendid sea and mountain views. This afternoon we head to

Llandudno for some further free time before returning to our hotel and an evening

of magic with the hotel’s resident Magician.

Day 5: We return home today travelling via Shrewsbury, the county town of

Shropshire. Later we continue our journey arriving back in East Anglia mid-evening,

where our door-to-door service will take you to your home.

Royal Goat Hotel, Beddgelert qery[

The 3-Star standard Royal Goat Hotel is over 200 years old and is

a grade 2 listed building with many original features.

The family owned hotel has a reputation for excellent food combined with

efficient service.

All en suite bedrooms feature a TV, hairdryer, trouser press, telephone, radio

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Restaurant, residents lounge and reading room.

A lift serves all floors.

Mon 1 October £349 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £65 • Insurance: £20.50

Bodnant Gardens © Crown Copyright 2011

Exploring South West Wales

This lovely holiday takes in some of West Wales’ most picturesque scenery.

Based in the pretty county town of Carmarthen, situated in a splendid position

above the banks of the River Tywi, our excursion programme includes a day along

Carmarthen Bay and the Pembrokeshire coast to Tenby, a tour of the Gower

Peninsula and a visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive west to

Carmarthen in time for evening meal making suitable comfort stops en route.

Day 2: Today’s excursion takes us to the beautiful unspoilt scenery of the Gower.

First we travel to the Mumbles on the outskirts of Swansea where we have time for

a walk along the lovely seafront and purchase lunch (not included). Later we take a

guided tour of the Gower including the heights of Cefn Bryn, the beauty of Rhossili

and Worms Head taking in views over Three Cliffs – finalist in the 2007 View of

Britain competition, before returning to the Gower Heritage Centre for an included

afternoon cream tea.

Day 3: We journey west today along Carmarthen Bay visiting Dylan Thomas’

Laugharne, Pendine Sands and Saundersfoot before spending the afternoon at the

seaside resort of Tenby with its maze of narrow streets, picturesque harbour and

sandy beaches. We return to Carmarthen in time for the evening meal.

Day 4: Day at leisure in Carmarthen. Alternatively, join our driver for an optional

excursion to see the art of making Welsh lovespoons at the ‘Lovespoon Workshop’

(cost not included).

Day 5: This morning we journey east, skirting the Gwendraeth Valley as we travel to

the National Botanic Garden of Wales for inclusive entry and a guided tour. Opened in

2000, the gardens stretch over 500 acres of beautiful countryside that was once the

old Middleton Estate – a regency parkland whose garden, lakes, woodland, undulating

hills and wildflower meadows provide a variety of habitats for plants and animal life

to thrive. Be sure to visit the Great Glasshouse, Doubled Walled Garden, Bog Garden,

Broadwalk and the lakes, not forgetting the Stable Block where you can purchase

snacks and beverages. This afternoon we continue to Aberglasney where we include

entrance to the house and gardens.

Later we follow the course of the

River Tywi back to Carmarthen

for a leisurely afternoon.

Day 6: Departing Carmarthen

after breakfast we commence our

return journey making suitable

comfort stops en route. Later we

return to East Anglia by midevening

for our door-to-door

service to your home.

Royal Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen

qery[

This welcoming 3-star hotel is situated within walking distance

of the town centre.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron/trouser press and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, spacious lounge, terrace and a lift

serving all floors.

Sun 20 May £439 • Sun 23 September £439

6 Days / 5 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £22

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Tenby


Cheltenham, Cider Country

& Cotswolds

Cheltenham, a beautiful spa town set in the heart of the Cotswolds, has a fine

promenade lined with elegant shops, trees and flowerbeds. Our itinerary gives the

opportunity to view some of the most beautiful landscapes in England, including

picturesque Cotswold villages and the unspoilt Forest of Dean – an unparalleled

variety of scenery not to be missed. Our tour also takes in Oxford, Cheltenham, a

canal cruise in Gloucester, a ride on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway

and cider tasting in Hereford.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive westwards,

breaking our journey at around lunchtime in the beautiful city of Oxford. We depart

mid-afternoon and continue to our hotel near Cheltenham for a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Today we travel through the Royal Forest of Dean to the Dean Heritage Centre.

Here we will have an introductory talk about the history of the forest followed by time

to browse at the exhibitions. We then enjoy an included cup of tea or coffee before

journeying to Hereford for the lunchtime period. We have time to explore the town

before an included visit to the Hereford Cider Museum with tour and tasting.

Day 3: After a full English breakfast we make the short journey into Cheltenham.

Morning free to appreciate the elegant spa town, before heading to Gloucester to

visit the restored and very impressive Victorian Docks which is also home to the

National Waterways Museum and the Merchant’s Quay shopping centre. Here we

enjoy an inclusive cruise on the Sharpness Canal before returning to our hotel.

Day 4: This morning we travel across the Cotswold Hills to pretty Bourton-on-the-

Water where the River Windrush flows peacefully through the village centre. After

some free time we move on to Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway. Later we join the

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire

Railway for an inclusive short

Oxford

train ride before returning to our

hotel late afternoon.

Day 5: Departing after breakfast

we travel to Windsor. We depart

during the early afternoon for

the return journey to East

Anglia where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return

you home.

Cotswolds

Barceló Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham

qeatuop[

This 4-star standard hotel is set in its own grounds a short drive

from Cheltenham.

All bedrooms are en suite and feature satellite TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, lounge and bar area, indoor swimming pool,

gym, spa pool, sauna and steam room.

Some rooms are accessible by a disabled lift, but some steps to negotiate

between the restaurant and the bar and lounge areas.

Mon 4 June £389 • Mon 17 September £389

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £100 • Insurance: £20.50

Charm of the Cotswolds

England

This part of England has always been renowned for its pastoral

mellow beauty, charming thatched roofed buildings of yellow

stone, rolling hills and grand towns. With stunning scenery and

a peaceful, relaxed way of life, the Cotswolds brings to mind days gone by.

Our tour includes a nostalgic ride on a steam train and visits to the pretty towns

and villages of this delightful area as well a visit to Blenheim Palace.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the leisurely drive

westward. We stop at Oxford, ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, famous the world over

for its University and home to royalty and scholars. We continue to our hotel by late

afternoon with time to settle in before dinner.

Day 2: Today we head towards the incredibly pretty village of Broadway, described

as a typically English village, with its honey coloured buildings clustered around the

green. Later we join the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway for a ride

through some glorious scenery to Cheltenham Racecourse Station. The rest of the

day we spend exploring the elegant spa town of Cheltenham.

Day 3: Our excursion today takes us on a scenic tour of the beautiful Southern

Cotswolds. Our route takes us first to the mellow stone village of Bibury and onto

Cirencester for the lunch period. Once the second largest town in Britain after London,

Cirencester has retained the network of fascinating old streets that grew up around

the Market Place. We complete our circle by calling at the village of Tetbury, close to

Highgrove House.

Day 4: After breakfast we make our way eastward to Blenheim Palace, home of the

Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Palace is a

unique example of English Baroque architecture, inside, the scale of the Palace is

beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand

painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections and paintings displayed in each

room. We return to the hotel via Burford with its magnificent tree lined main-street.

On return to our hotel, we sit down and enjoy an included Afternoon Cream Tea.

Day 5: After breakfast we bid a fond farewell and commence our homeward journey

by exploring delightful Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold – the highest

town in the Cotswolds. Later we continue our journey, to arrive back in East Anglia

early to mid-evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Bourton-on-the-Water

Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel,

Swindon qwertuop[

A firm favourite with Galloway clients, this 4-star standard hotel

is set in its own extensive grounds with stunning views of the Cotswolds.

All en suite bedrooms are individually designed with satellite TV, telephone,

hairdryer, trouser press, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.

We will dine at leisure in the Christopher’s Restaurant, a bright and lively

informal restaurant offering an extensive range of hors d’oeuvres, carvery

style roasts and sweets on a self service basis.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room,

gym, a 9-hole golf course along with tennis and squash courts.

Other amenities include 3 bars, several lounges and seating areas, beauty

treatment rooms and lifts to all floors in the main hotel.

Thurs 21 June £385 • Thurs 6 September £385

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £75 • Insurance: £20.50

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Cotswolds Pudding Club

The Pudding Club was founded in 1985 to prevent the demise of the

great British Pudding, at a time when restaurants seemed to offer only tiny

portions of frozen cheesecake and tasteless gateaux. Today the Pudding Club

has re-established such delights as jam roly-poly, syrup sponge, spotted dick and

bread & butter pudding. The club has been featured on BBC’s Food, Drink

and Holiday programmes and now Galloway are proud to visit.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our

coach for the drive to the Cotswolds and Stow-onthe-Wold.

At the height of the Cotswold wool

industry the town was famous for its huge annual

fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at a

time. Later we continue to our hotel near Chipping

Campden. The fun starts with an introduction to the

rules and history of the Pudding Club then, after a

choice of 3 modest main courses the main event of the evening begins when seven

traditional puddings are paraded with ceremony and cheers of anticipation. Each

pudding is served with lashings of custard and you can indulge in as many as you like.

Afterwards, relax with coffee or tea whilst casting your vote for the pudding of the night.

Day 2: We depart after breakfast and make the short journey to Hidcote Manor

Gardens, one of the truly great English gardens, created in Arts and Crafts style by

Major Lawrence Johnston as a series of outdoor ‘rooms’, each with its own character,

separated by hedges and walls. The garden is renowned for its rare trees, shrubs and

herbaceous borders and unusual plants from across the globe. We continue the

journey to East Anglia arriving early-evening, where our door-to-door service will

be waiting to return you to your home.

Three Ways House Hotel, Mickleton

wery[

This lovely 3-star standard hotel is located on the northern edge

of the Cotswolds. All bedrooms are en suite with hairdryer, TV, radio, telephone

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant and bar.

Lift serving all floors, ground floor rooms may be requested.

Sun 6 May £169 • 2 Days / 1 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £26 • Insurance: £12.50

Walking in the Cotswolds

When it comes to an image of idyllic rural England, few regions in

Great Britain can compare to the sleepy, honey-stoned village image of the

Cotswolds. Here time seems to slow down, where age old traditions and

local life remains comparatively undisturbed.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join

our coach for the drive to Compton Verney,

Warwickshire’s award-winning art galley. Housed

in a grade 1 listed mansion set in 120 acres of

stunning Capability Brown parkland, it offers

enjoyable ways to explore art. We continue through

the quiet and scenic countryside, arriving at our

hotel in Mickleton in time for evening meal.

Day 2: After breakfast, put on your walking boots

as we join our local guide for a scenic walk taking you through woods and ever

changing landscapes whilst learning a little about the area’s history along the way.

Day 3: Today we enjoy another day of walking amidst beautiful scenery, accompanied

by a friendly and knowledgeable guide giving you plenty of time to stop and admire

the stunning views.

Day 4: We bid farewell to The Three Ways House Hotel after breakfast and begin our

journey home, stopping en route at Blenheim Palace, returning to East Anglia earlyevening,

where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Three Ways House Hotel, Mickleton

wery[

See hotel details above.

Sun 19 August £399 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £18

Country House Luxury & Indulgence

Why not treat yourself to a few days of pure luxury and

indulgence on our new tour based at the Menzies Welcombe

Hotel Spa & Golf Club in Stratford-upon-Avon. Dine in the ornate

award-winning restaurant which is complemented by outstanding views over

the beautiful Italian gardens and water features, relax in the impressive lounge

with it’s inviting sofas and grand open fireplace or stroll through the beautiful,

landscaped gardens with stunning views over the open countryside beyond.

We also include entrance to Britain’s ultimate castle – Warwick, Charlecote Park

and enjoy a farewell lunch taken in a traditional coaching inn. Go on, treat

yourself, you deserve it!

Day 1: Morning collection from home

to join our coach for the leisurely

Stratford-upon-Avon

drive to Warwick for an included visit

to Britain’s ultimate Castle.

Experience life from medieval battle

to the splendour of the Georgian

State Rooms. Ancient myths and

spellbinding tales will surely set your

imagination alight. Later, we continue

to the Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa

& Golf Club arriving late afternoon.

Day 2: A leisurely excursion today as

we head to Charlecote Park where we

include entrance to the house, park

and gardens. Home of the Lucy family

for over 700 years, the mellow

brickwork and great chimneys of Charlecote seem to sum up the very essence of Tudor

England. We return to our hotel mid afternoon.

Day 3: A free day to relax and enjoy the fantastic leisure facilities on offer at our

hotel. Alternatively, our driver will offer a return transfer into the centre of the historic

town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare

Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we make a full day excursion through the beautiful

villages of the Cotswolds including Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-onthe-Wold.

We return to our hotel by way of the pretty honey coloured stone town

of Moreton-in-Marsh and the Fosse Way.

Day 5: After breakfast we bid a fond farewell and drive to Hatton Country World

where we have time to wonder around the many interesting shops and craft village.

We continue to a nearby traditional coaching inn for lunch, (included) before

commencing our journey back to East Anglia arriving early to mid-evening

where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club,

Stratford-upon-Avon qweryuo[

Originally built in 1866, the Jacobean-style house stands in 157

acres of beautiful grounds and is acknowledged as one of the leading country

house hotels in the heart of England.

All en suite bedrooms have TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Pubic rooms include an award winning restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge.

Leisure facilities include a superb indoor heated pool, all weather tennis courts,

18 hole Championship Golf Course and Luxurious Spa & Treatment Rooms.

(Charges may apply for some facilities)

No lift but Ground Floor Rooms available on request.

Mon 4 June £439 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

plus 1 lunch • Single Room Supp.: £90 • Insurance: £20.50

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Warwick Castle


Edward Elgar – ‘Heritage Cruise’

We are delighted to offer an English Holiday Cruise on the

River Severn – an all-inclusive holiday with a difference!

We stay for 4 night’s accommodation on a riverboat hotel, the

Edward Elgar vessel as we cruise on the Severn Navigation and take in stunning

views and historical sights as well as plenty of opportunities for walking,

bird watching, shopping and relaxation.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive west to

Warwick. We have time to purchase lunch and explore this delightful county town.

Later we continue to the historic Gloucester Dock where we board the Edward Elgar

cruiser. After unpacking in your cabin, relax and enjoy dinner in the main saloon.

Day 2: Today we cruise to the picturesque town of Upton-upon-Severn, passing

through two historic locks. After lunch you can take a short stroll to visit the

‘Pepperpot’ church tower Heritage Centre, the Tudor House Museum, or a longer walk

alongside the river on the Severn Way. In the evening, we enjoy the Captain’s cocktail

party followed by a delicious dinner.

Day 3: Today the cruise continues through some beautiful countryside with views of

the Malvern Hills all the way to our mooring in the shadow of the Cathedral at

Worcester. This afternoon, why not visit Worcester Cathedral or walk into the

extensive main shopping centre for some retail therapy.

Day 4: After breakfast, we cruise south to Tewkesbury where you may enjoy a leisurely

walk to the 12th Century Abbey or a longer walk around Tewkesbury Ham. This

evening, we sit down for our final dinner with a superb meal and some memorable

live entertainment.

Day 5: This morning we cruise back to Gloucester and enjoy a thrilling ride up through

Gloucester Lock into the main docks. We disembark around 11am, with great

memories of one of England’s finest heritage holidays. We then rejoin our coach for

the homeward journey arriving back in East Anglia by mid-evening where our

door-to-door service will take you home.

The Edward Elgar, River Severn

The 3-star Visit Britain rosette rated Edward Elgar was purpose

built to provide waterways holidays and river tours along the

navigable River Severn.

Accommodating just 22 holiday guests the Edward Elgar offers a friendly and

informal atmosphere.

All 11 twin bedded cabins are cosy and comfortable and include private facilities,

climate control and viewing window. Please note that there are no single cabins.

The cruise vessel has three decks, with the guest cabins on the lower, a

comfortable restaurant, lounge and bar on the middle deck and an open top

sun deck offering commanding views of the countryside.

The captain and crew offer attentive and friendly service as well as offering live

entertainment and games.

Sun 29 July £629 • 5 Days / 3 Nights Full Board, 1 Night Half Board

Insurance: £20.50

Cruising the Severn

England

Edward Elgar – Grand Canal Cruise

We are delighted to offer an English Holiday Cruise on the

River Severn which is designed for the more inquisitive

holidaymaker who may be looking for a sightseeing holiday

and canal boat trip. The Edward Elgar Riverboat Hotel sails along the massive

Gloucester to Sharpness Canal, stops off at more ports of call and takes you to

more of the nearby sights. We include guided tours around Gloucester Cathedral,

Tewkesbury Abbey, Berkeley Castle and the Slimbridge Wetlands Centre as well

as plenty of opportunities for walking, bird watching, shopping and relaxation.

Day 1: Morning collection from home

to join our coach for the drive west to

Stratford-upon-Avon. We have time to

purchase lunch and explore this historic

town before continuing to the historic

Gloucester Dock where we board the

Edward Elgar cruiser. After unpacking in

your cabin, relax and enjoy dinner in

the main saloon.

Day 2: After breakfast we walk to nearby

Gloucester Cathedral for a guided tour.

The cathedral has a fascinating history

and unusual architecture which the guide

will bring to life. Over lunch, we cruise down the big Gloucester to Sharpness Canal

to Sellars Bridge. This afternoon, we are transferred by road to Tewkesbury for an

included guide tour around Tewkesbury Abbey, which has the biggest Norman Tower

in the UK. Back on board, we have time to relax before dinner is served.

Day 3: This morning we cruise to Slimbridge with lunch being served on board before

being transferred by taxi to the nearby Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre.

We provide an inclusive guided tour of this famous birding centre founded by

Sir Peter Scott and there are some great bird watching opportunities for both casual

and keen birders.

Day 4: After breakfast, we cruise to Frampton. Lunch will be served before we are

transferred to nearby Berkley Castle for a guided tour. This castle has the distinction

of housing a single family lineage for longer than any other castle in the country –

so there is a fascinating history to discover. Back on board, there is the Captain’s

cocktail party and a delicious dinner.

Day 5: We have free time this morning to take a stroll into the village of Frampton

which has the longest village green in England before cruising back to back to

Gloucester with

lunch en route. We Gloucester Cathedral

disembark around

13.30 with great

memories of one of

England’s best canal

boat holidays in UK.

We then rejoin

our coach for the

homeward journey

arriving back in East

Anglia by lateevening

where our

door-to-door service

will take you home.

The Edward Elgar, River Severn

The 3-star Visit Britain rosette rated Edward Elgar was purpose

built to provide waterways holidays and river tours along the

navigable River Severn.

Accommodating just 22 holiday guests the Edward Elgar offers a friendly and

informal atmosphere.

All 11 twin bedded cabins are cosy and comfortable and include private facilities,

climate control and viewing window. Please note that there are no single cabins.

The cruise vessel has three decks, with the guest cabins on the lower, a

comfortable restaurant, lounge and bar on the middle deck and an open top

sun deck offering commanding views of the countryside.

The captain and crew offer attentive and friendly service as well as offering

live entertainment and games.

Mon 22 October £599 • 5 Days / 3 Nights Full Board,

1 Night Half Board • Insurance: £20.50

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England

From the Severn to the Thames

We are delighted to offer this new tour for 2012 based in the

Severnside town of Tewkesbury. We include excursions to

Gloucester and Worcester, a guided tour of Oxford, a visit to the

Great Western Railway Museum, a cruise on the River Thames and combined

with a stay at the delightful 4-star Tewkesbury Park Hotel, this will be a very

pleasant and enjoyable break.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the drive to the heart

of England, breaking our journey in the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Later we continue our journey to Tewkesbury arriving late afternoon.

Day 2: Our day begins with a visit to the town of Swindon, birthplace of the Great

West Western Railway. Here we have a short visit to the GWR Museum, located in part

of the old locomotive works, before we continue south to Devizes where we break

for lunch (not included) and the chance to call in at the excellent visitor centre at

Wadworth Brewery. Leaving Devizes, we make a brief stop to view the unique Caen

Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, with a ‘staircase’ of 16 locks. Our next halt

is in the time warp village of Lacock, famous for its picturesque streets and as a

location for TV and film. We return to our hotel via Tetbury.

Day 3: We have a free morning to explore Tewkesbury with its historic buildings and

picturesque riverside setting, also the chance to obtain lunch before we have an

afternoon excursion to Gloucester. Here you can explore the town, maybe visit the

Cathedral or explore the National Waterways Museum in the rejuvenated docks

area. We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 4: After breakfast we make a scenic drive through the lovely Gloucestershire

countryside taking us into historic Oxford – ‘Land of the Dreaming Spires’ where we

meet our guide for a brief sightseeing tour of this great city. We will see some of the

beautiful historic colleges such as Christ Church, St John’s and Magdalen, just a few

of the buildings which give Oxford its wonderful skyline. Afterwards we have time for

lunch and a brief look around the city before enjoying a cruise on the River Thames.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and drive to the nearby Cathedral city of

Worcester. We have plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace before

departing mid afternoon for the return journey to East Anglia where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you home.

Tewkesbury Park Hotel Golf & Country Club,

Tewkesbury weryup[

The 4-star rated Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a former 18th century

manor house set in 176 acres of parkland with stunning views of the Cotswolds

and Malvern Hills.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Hotel amenities include the Garden Restaurant, Greens Bar & Brasserie with its

own pizza oven, a golf course, indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam

room, two flood-lit tennis courts, two squash courts and table tennis.

No lift but some ground floor rooms available.

Mon 4 June £399 • Mon 3 September £399

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Highlights of London

This exciting and unique new tour for 2012 features various

attractions in and around our Capital City, from the delights of Kew Gardens to

majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral to the workings of the BBC, a visit to the Houses of

Parliament and a boat ride, also visiting some of the not so well known haunts

of London’s east end, ‘Jack the Ripper’ territory!

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join the coach for the

St. Pauls

drive to Henley on Thames where

we include entrance to the River &

Rowing Museum along with free

time to explore this delightful

town. We continue to our hotel in

nearby Gerrards Cross in time for

dinner and a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2-4: The following programme

is included during our stay:

● BBC Television Centre – A visit to

the most famous television

centre in the world, the home of

the BBC. We have a tour of

around two hours and we will

see into the studios, visit BBC News, and are shown around by well-informed

entertaining guides. No two tours are ever the same as the TV Centre is a

working building.

● Houses of Parliament – A guided tour of the Palace of Westminster, the Chamber of

the House of Lords, the House of Commons and Westminster Hall.

● River Thames Cruise – From Westminster Pier we take a delightful 90 minute cruise

heading west along the River Thames to Kew Gardens where we spend the

afternoon relaxing in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

● East End Sightseeing Tour – We travel into London for a sightseeing tour of

London’s East End, featuring the City of London and the Bank of England, Royal

London Hospital (the Elephant Man), infamous Jack the Ripper’s haunts, the ‘Blind

Beggar’ pub, which gave General Booth the idea for the Salvation Army, and

Captain James Cook’s house.

● St. Paul’s Cathedral – A fascinating guided tour of historic St. Paul’s Cathedral,

standing at the heart of the City of London and of the British Nation. Created in the

17th century by Sir Christopher Wren, the Cathedral is a landmark the world over,

a place of celebration as well as remembrance.

Day 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast we journey to Windsor for the lunchtime

period before returning to East Anglia by early evening for our door-to-door service

to your home.

Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross qert[

This 3-star rated hotel was built as a coaching inn in 1688

overlooking the picturesque village common in Gerrards Cross.

Beautiful gardens provide a place to relax and quietly unwind after your day out.

All bedrooms are well appointed with en suite bathroom, satellite TV, radio,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a bar, restaurant, lounge and a lift.

Mon 6 August £439 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Insurance: £20.50

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Oxford

Big Ben


Portraits of Churchill – Cabinet

War Rooms & Blenheim Palace

Join us on this new tour following Sir Winston Churchill’s

footsteps. We include a visit to his birthplace – Blenheim

Palace as well as Bletchley Park which played a vital role in

Britain’s World War 2 victory, Chartwell House and the fascinating Cabinet War

Rooms & award winning Churchill Museum. This is sure to be a very interesting

and rewarding tour as we follow in the footsteps of the great man.

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to meet the coach for the

Blenheim Palace

journey to Bletchley Park. Also

known as Station X, Bletchley

was home to the famous code

breakers of the Second World

War and the birthplace of

modern computing and

communications. Today it is a

museum with historic buildings,

exhibitions and tours for visitors

where you can see the famous

Enigma Machine, the main

coding device for the German armed forces and rail system which they believed to

be unbreakable, the home front display, the Churchill Collection (open from 12pm)

and much more. Later we continue to the Best Western Reading Moat House

arriving late afternoon.

Day 2: Today we visit Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site, home of the 11th Duke

of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and, as part of our visit, we see

the rooms where he was born in 1874. Leaving Blenheim we pay a brief visit to nearby

Bladon village – Churchill is buried here in the local church.

Day 3: After breakfast we head into London where we visit the Cabinet War Rooms

and Churchill Museum. The Cabinet War rooms were used as emergency

accommodation for Sir Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet against air attacks

during the Second World War.

Day 4: This morning we head off around London and into Kent where we visit

beautiful Chartwell House, Churchill’s home for most of his adult life. In the care of

the National Trust, the house is now a museum and the rooms and gardens remain

virtually the same as when he lived there.

Day 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast we drive into North London making a visit

to RAF Hendon. Opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen the museum houses over

100 aircraft from around the world including some very early aircraft designs through

to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. Later we retrace our journey to

East Anglia by early evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Chartwell House

Best Western Reading Moat House Hotel,

Reading qrtop[

Delightfully located on the banks of the River Loddon, the 4-star

standard Best Western Reading Moat House Hotel offers the best of everything

in terms of comfort and relaxation.

All en suite bedrooms are well appointed with television, telephone, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include its own pub – the Poacher, restaurant, health and fitness

centre and a lift serving all floors.

Thurs 2 August £389 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Wrest Park & the

Woburn Experience

England

We are pleased to introduce this new tour for 2012 staying at the Mooreplace

Hotel in Aspley Guise. We include a visit to Wrest Park where the English

Heritage is reviving one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens,

Waddesdon Manor a magnificent house and grounds in the style of a

16th century French chateau, the Shuttleworth Collection and Woburn Abbey

& Safari Park.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the leisurely drive to

Cambridge where we have time to purchase lunch (not included) and time to explore

the city with its beautiful architecture, majestic college buildings and range of unique

shops. We continue to the Moorplace Hotel in Aspley Guise for 4 night’s dinner,

bed & breakfast accommodation.

Day 2: Today we head to Woburn, home of the Duke of Bedford, where we enjoy the

‘Woburn Experience’. Here we see the elegance of the Abbey and antiques centre.

As a complete contrast we also visit the famous Safari Park, with attractions ranging

from the Woburn Railway to the Safari Drive. We return to our hotel with time to

relax before dinner.

Day 3: Departing our hotel after a leisurely breakfast, we head for stunning

Wrest Park, one of the most significant yet least known gardens in England. Unlike

‘Capability’ Brown’s natural landscape styling, favoured during the late 18th century,

Wrest Park’s formal gardens provide a fascinating history of gardening styles, laid out

over 150 years and inspired by the great gardens of Versailles in France. Unloved and

neglected for around 50 years, once restoration is complete Wrest Park will be one

of the great gardens of England.

Day 4: This morning we journey to Waddesdon Manor, a French renaissance-style

chateau built in the 1870’s to house Baron Ferdinand’s superb collection of 18th

century art treasures. We include entrance to the Manor with tea and homemade

biscuits being served on arrival.

Day 5: Departing after breakfast we drive to the Shuttleworth Collection, where we

include entrance to the unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred

years of flight. Departing after the lunch period, we return to East Anglia by early

evening for our door-to-door service to your home.

Mooreplace Hotel, Aspley Guise

qeryp[

This traditional Georgian 3-star standard hotel is ideally situated

in a peaceful relaxing setting.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea/coffee making

facilities.

The Greenhouse Restaurant offers a culinary delight in a relaxed surrounding

overlooking the terrace and pond.

Other amenities include a lounge, bar & restaurant. No lift but ground floor

rooms available on request.

Mon 27 August £359 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Woburn Abbey

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Hampshire, Downton

Abbey & Longleat

Upstairs, downstairs and all over the country, the TV drama ‘Downton Abbey’ has

attracted millions of viewers and we are once again pleased to offer this tour

featuring a visit to Highclere Castle, the setting of the popular TV period drama.

Follow in the footsteps of the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants who

work for them in their country house. Our tour also includes a relaxing cruise on

the Kennet & Avon Canal, a visit to Longleat and its magnificent house,

Milestones living history museum along with time to explore Winchester..

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Hampshire,

arriving at our delightful 4-star hotel set in 54 acres of peaceful grounds, a short drive

from Winchester by mid-afternoon. We have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities

before this evening’s meal.

Day 2: Our excursion today takes us to Longleat where we include a passport entrance

ticket which allows access to all of Longleat’s attractions. Our drive through the Safari

Park will take place on arrival but will not travel through the monkey enclosure.

Day 3: Today we make the short journey north to Highclere Castle. We include

admission to the castle, grounds, gardens and Egyptian Exhibition. Highclere Castle

has been the home to the Caernarfon family for generations and also has a

fascinating connection with ancient Egypt. Learn more about the Tutankahmun

discovery as well as exploring what many of us know better as the location of

Downton Abbey as we follow in the footsteps of Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh

Bonneville and the all-star cast.

Day 4: What better way to see the shires than on an included horse-drawn canal

cruise as we enjoy drifting peacefully through the countryside on the Kennet and Avon

Canal built in the 18th century to transport goods from Bristol to London. We then

continue to Basingstoke for an included afternoon visit to Milestones, a living history

museum illustrating everyday life from 1810 to 1950.

Day 5: We depart our hotel and make the journey to Winchester, a unique heritage

site with a magnificent cathedral and a tempting array of independent shops.

Following some free time we commence our homeward journey, arriving back in

East Anglia by early evening, where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Norton Park Hotel, Near Winchester

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This luxurious modern 4-star hotel is located deep in the rolling

Hampshire countryside combining a blend of stunning 16th century architecture

with the luxury of contemporary furnishings.

he hotel features the Scene Restaurant, a lounge bar, a glass walkway to the

bedroom wing and lifts to most rooms.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, internet connection, telephone,

hairdryer, iron/trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room

and beauty salon where treatments may be purchased subject to availability.

Sun 19 August £399 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £76 • Insurance: £20.50

Downton Abbey

Wiltshire, Avon & the Cotswolds

The scenery in Wiltshire is quintessentially English, from gentle

rolling hills to the wild beauty of Salisbury Plain. On our

exploration of this delightful part of England, we visit glorious

Wilton House and Chavenage House, known as Candleford House in the

TV series ‘Larkrise to Candleford’, the lovely cities of Bath & Oxford along

with the historic towns of Marlborough and Tetbury.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to meet our coach and journey to the

Georgian town of Windsor, dominated by its mighty castle. Later we continue

our journey west to our hotel on the outskirts of Swindon by late afternoon.

Day 2: Today we take a full day excursion to the elegant spa resort of Bath, with its

fine Georgian architecture. The Pump Rooms, Royal Crescent and the Florentine-style

Pulteney Bridge remain in a marvellous state of preservation, whilst the Roman

Baths Museum houses the finest Roman remains in Britain.

Day 3: After breakfast we head to Chavenage House, which is now renowned as

Candleford House in the TV series ‘Larkrise to Candleford’. We include a guided tour

around this attractive Cotswold’s Manor, virtually unchanged for 400 years before

continuing into nearby Tetbury, one of the most beautiful towns in the Cotswolds. With

its elegant buildings creating a real sense of timeless beauty, it is still a thriving market

town built around its outstanding seventeenth century Market Hall. As well as offering

a unique retail experience with many individually owned shops, it is also a major

centre for antiques. We return to our hotel mid afternoon.

Day 4: This morning, rejoin our Sapphire Star coach and journey to Marlborough,

a historic market town with Georgian and Tudor buildings. After some free time, we

continue over Salisbury Plain to Breamore House and Country Museum. Home of the

Hulse family for nine generations, this magnificent house is over 400 hundred years

old and set in its own beautiful parkland. Breamore House is an Elizabethan manor

house noted for its fine collection of paintings and furniture and was used as one of

the locations for the 2005 film “Pride & Prejudice” and was used as Chequers for a

special documentary about Winston Churchill entitled Into the Storm.

Day 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel through the Vale of the White

Horse and onto Oxford ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. Later we continue our journey,

arriving back in East Anglia early to mid-evening where our door-to-door service

will take you home.

Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel,

Swindon qwertuop[

A firm favourite with Galloway clients, this 4-star standard hotel is

set in its own extensive grounds with stunning views of the Cotswolds.

All en suite bedrooms are individually designed with satellite TV, telephone,

hairdryer, trouser press, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.

We will dine at leisure in the Christopher’s Restaurant, a bright and lively

informal restaurant offering an extensive range of hors d’oeuvres, carvery style

roasts and sweets on a self service basis.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym,

a 9-hole golf course along with tennis and squash courts.

Other amenities include 3 bars, several lounges and seating areas, beauty

treatment rooms and lifts to all floors in the main hotel.

Thurs 2 August £379 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £20.50

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Windsor Castle


Kentish Nostalgia &

The Secret Gardens

This tour covers an amazing variety of unique visitor attractions in Kent, many

of which remain unknown to the many who visit the Garden of England. As well

as including rides on the Spa Valley Railway, Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch

Railway, we also visit the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, Finchcocks Musical

Museum and take the opportunity to explore the picturesque countryside of

Kent and Sussex.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the leisurely drive for

inclusive entry to The Historic Dockyard at Chatham. This stunning 80 acre site features

historic buildings, museum galleries and historic warships. Later we continue to our

hotel near Maidstone with time to take advantage of the hotel’s facilities before dinner.

Day 2: Our day begins with a drive east along the North Kent coastline towards

Whitstable, famous the world over for its oysters. After a brief stop we then head to

RAF Manston, home of the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum which was opened by

Dame Vera Lynn in 1988. The museum houses two fine examples of the Spitfire and

Hurricane as well as many artefacts from the Second World War. From here we travel

to Sandwich, one of the original Cinque Ports to discover the delights of Sandwich

Secret Gardens. Our visit includes a guided tour of the Gardens with its Yellow White

and Rose gardens, with an enchanting woodland area.

Day 3: This morning we head through some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside

as we descend the North Downs into the Weald of Kent and onto the coastline at

Hythe. Here we join the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway for our train ride to

Dungeness, which provides one of the most colourful settings along the South East

coastline. We then follow the coastal route to Rye and passing into East Sussex where

we include a visit to the wonderful Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum.

Day 4: Today we travel south to the Spa Valley Railway which runs for 3½ miles

through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside between the village of

Groombridge and the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Here we have the opportunity

to take lunch before we continue on our journey through the heart of Kent’s wine

growing industry to Finchcocks Musical Museum. Set in a fine Georgian Manor,

surrounded by parkland, Finchcock’s houses 100 histroic Keyboard instruments with

entertaining demonstrations given. Whether you are a keen musician or not, you will

be amazed by this enchanting house and collection of ‘living keyboards’.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and journey to Greenwich. Celebrated for

its fabulous architecture and great swathe of parkland, Greenwich also has a generous

choice of quirky shops and markets and a tasty selection of places to eat and drink.

We depart mid-afternoon for the return journey to East Anglia, where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you home.

Hilton Hotel, Maidstone wertuo[

Oast Houses

Situated in landscaped gardens, all bedrooms at this 4-star

standard hotel are en suite with satellite television, pay movies,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel amenities include the Seasons Restaurant, Court Bar and Caffè Cino.

Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, hair studio

and gym.

No lift, but all bedrooms are located on the ground and first floor.

Mon 14 May £415 • Mon 3 September £415

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: £74 • Insurance: £20.50

Eastbourne & Sussex Coast

England

Eastbourne, one of Britain’s most popular resorts, is sheltered by Beachy

Head and is well known as ‘the sun trap of the South’. The elegant

seafront invites you to take a leisurely stroll past the magnificent Carpet Gardens,

the centrepiece of this resort, whilst the town boasts a fine shopping centre.

There are over 200 acres of parks and gardens to enjoy and some quiet

secluded beaches where you can sit and relax.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey south.

We make an early lunch stop before making an included afternoon visit to Bateman’s,

a beautiful Jacobean house which was Rudyard Kipling’s family home for over 30

years. The rooms are much as Kipling left them, reflecting his exotic tastes and the

delightful grounds run down to the small River Dudwell with its watermill, and contain

roses, wild flowers, fruit and herbs. Later we continue to Eastbourne and our hotel by

late afternoon.

Day 2: An excursion into the Cuckmere Valley to visit the pretty downland village of

Alfriston, with many half-timbered buildings, before continuing along the Sussex

Coast to the Regency resort of Brighton. Brighton is renowned for its quirky shops,

cosmopolitan outlook and contemporary architecture along with its more traditional

Regency buildings. Don’t miss the Royal Pavilion, home of King George IV, and

probably the most exotic, extravagant Royal Palace in Europe (entrance not included).

Stroll along the Victorian pier and the beachfront, where stylish bars and cafés spill out

onto the curved paving, with giant sculptures, buskers, fresh fish and artists studios.

Day 3: Day at leisure in Eastbourne.

Day 4: An excursion inland to Sheffield Park Gardens, the internationally renowned

landscaped gardens and parkland. Set in 120 acres, the Grade I listed garden was

laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown, with four large lakes reflecting the

exquisite planting of trees and shrubs. We also include a ride on the Bluebell Railway,

a heritage line running between Sheffield Park and Kingscote along the East and

West Sussex border.

Day 5: We depart Eastbourne

Bateman’s

after breakfast for a scenic

morning drive along the Sussex

coast passing Hastings to a local

vineyard where we include a

wine tasting, cup of tea or coffee

and slice of cake. We continue

to Rye where we have time to

obtain lunch (not included),

before the return drive to East

Anglia and our door-to-door

service to your home.

Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne qertp[

The Cavendish, named after the 7th Duke of Devonshire, William

Cavendish, is a majestic 4-star hotel commanding a superb seafront

position on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade opposite the historic bandstand.

The hotel enjoys a reputation for fine food and wine in its magnificent Marine

Restaurant where we dine at leisure, while the sun lounge and Coronet Bar offer

views of the beach.

All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV, radio, hairdryer, trouser press

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Mon 21 May £385 • Mon 23 July £429

Mon 17 September £429

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL

Sea View Supp: £45 • Insurance: £20.50

Eastbourne

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England

Southsea & the Isle of Wight

We are pleased to offer this new tour to Southsea on the south

coast with its stylish seafront, gorgeous green spaces and

award-winning gardens. Our hotel is located directly on the

seafront offering superb views across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight,

and makes an ideal base for our tour. We include a full day excursion to the

Isle of Wight visiting Shanklin and Godshill, free time to explore Southsea,

Portsmouth and Chichester and enjoy an included afternoon visit to the

ancient castle at Arundel.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Arundel Castle

home to join our coach and

journey to Guildford, the county

town of Surrey. Later, we

continue to our hotel arriving

late afternoon for a stay of

4 nights.

Day 2: A free morning to relax

and explore Southsea before the

short journey to the fascinating

harbour city of Portsmouth.

Maritime history abounds with

HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s

battleship, Mary Rose and the Royal Naval Museum, all well worth visiting. More

modern attractions include the designer shopping outlet at Gunwharf Quays and the

170ft Spinnaker Tower with its spectacular panoramic views of the south coast.

Day 3: Our day begins with a ferry ride across the Solent from Portsmouth to

Fishbourne. On arrival, we make a scenic excursion along the coast passing through

Ryde and Sandown to Shanklin where we pause for the lunch period. The Old Village

is a particular delight with its quaint ‘olde worlde’ craft shops and many charming

thatched cottages. This afternoon, we make a brief visit to the picture postcard village

of Godshill, before returning to Fishbourne for an afternoon crossing to Portsmouth.

Day 4: After breakfast, we head along the coast to the city of Chichester, with its

Norman Cathedral, 13th century priory and impressive harbour. After some free time,

we continue into the South Downs to Arundel where we include entrance to the

Castle. The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and

gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years.

It is one of the Treasure Houses of England and home to priceless works of art, wood

carvings, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings. We return to our hotel

with time to relax before dinner is served.

Day 5: Departing from Southsea after breakfast, we make a stop in historic

Winchester, one of England’s beautiful cities, before returning to East Anglia by

early evening for our door-to-door service to your home.

Alum Bay

Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea

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Situated adjacent to the beach in Southsea, Portsmouth, the

Best Western Royal Beach Hotel offers superb views across the Solent.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, internet connection, hairdryer,

trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facilities include a restaurant, two bars and residents lounge.

Lift.

Mon 30 July £395 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £50 • Insurance: £20.50

Shanklin & the Isle of Wight

Once you’ve experienced the beauty and charm of the Isle of Wight, you’ll

realise why so many people come back time after time. Noted for its mild and

sunny climate, over half of the island is recognised as an area of outstanding

natural beauty, with nearly 30 miles of shore designated ‘Heritage Coast’. With

so much variety, the Isle of Wight is the place to indulge in relaxation or activity

as you please and take in the stunning countryside, historic sights and beautiful

beaches. By popular demand, our holidays are based at the Channel View

Hotel in the resort of Shanklin, set on the island’s east coast cliffs, where there

is a beach lift to take you down to the sheltered sands situated below the

town centre.

Shanklin

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the journey to

Southampton for an afternoon Red Funnel ferry crossing to East Cowes.

We continue across the island to our hotel in Shanklin by late afternoon.

The following programme is included during our stay in Shanklin:

● A full day excursion as we first explore the picture postcard village of Godshill

before continuing along the south west coastline to Alum Bay with its huge chalk

stacks known as ‘The Needles’. We will make an afternoon stop in the popular

sailing centre of Yarmouth before returning to Shanklin.

● A free day at leisure in Shanklin. The Old Village is a particular delight with its

quaint ‘olde worlde’ craft shops and many charming thatched cottages.

● A morning visit to Ryde. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Island’, Ryde faces the

Solent and is the island’s main port. It has a half mile long pier, a delightful

esplanade, gardens and outdoor cafes. In the afternoon we continue to Osborne

House, once the holiday home of Queen Victoria (entrance included).

● 7 Day Tour (July only): A half day tour to Newport, the county town of the Isle of

Wight and the island’s only inland town with its mix of Jacobean, Georgian and

Victorian buildings with 2 attractive market squares, St. James and St. Thomas.

● 7 Day Tour (July only): A second free day to relax in Shanklin.

Last Day: We depart our hotel after breakfast and travel to Cowes where we spend

some time. We rejoin our coach for the short transfer to the East Cowes ferry port and

the early afternoon sailing to Southampton. Continuing our journey, we arrive back in

East Anglia by mid-evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.

Channel View Hotel, Shanklin qerot[

This 3-star hotel is situated in an enviable cliff top position

overlooking Shanklin Bay.

Owned and managed by the Gino family, the hotel is renowned for its warm

welcome, efficient service and excellent food.

All en suite bedrooms have TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool with integral spa

and sauna.

Entertainment will be provided on 3 nights during our stay in the Alverstone

Room which has a large maple sprung dance floor.

Mon 21 May £375 • Mon 24 September £375

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Sat 7 July £539 • 7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £23

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Bournemouth & the Jurassic Coast

Set amongst the pines and the shelter of the cliffs of Poole Bay,

Bournemouth is a delightful resort with over 2,000 acres of

parks and beautiful gardens to explore. The resort enjoys a

mild climate and has the benefit of a traffic free promenade which leads on to

the famous Pier and 7 miles of sandy beaches. With a comprehensive range of

resort facilities, Bournemouth is one of the country’s leading holiday resorts and

is unrivalled as ‘Queen of the South Coast’.

Day 1: Morning collection

from home to join our coach Bournemouth

for the leisurely drive to

Winchester. After some free

time we continue to our hotel

in Bournemouth, with a

welcome drink on arrival.

Day 2: We journey through

the New Forest to Beaulieu

for inclusive entry to the

Palace House, Abbey, Gardens

and Motor Museum. We have

plenty of time to visit all the

attractions along with the

gift shop and café.

Day 3: Day at leisure to enjoy Bournemouth.

Day 4: Today we make an excursion along the Jurassic Coast stopping first in the

picturesque village of Lulworth and Lulworth Cove. Later we travel to the classic

seaside town of Weymouth, with its delightful promenade and old harbour.

We return to our hotel in Bournemouth with time to relax before dinner.

Day 5: Departing from Bournemouth after breakfast we journey to the Sir Harold

Hillier Gardens near Romsey, where we include entrance to 180 acres of beauty,

inspiration and discovery incorporating over 42,000 plants from temperate regions

around the world growing in a variety of themed landscapes. Later we continue to

East Anglia returning by early evening for our door-to-door service to your home.

Bournemouth

The Queens Hotel, Bournemouth

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This superb privately owned 3-star hotel is ideally situated in the

heart of Bournemouth’s East Cliff.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, hairdryer, trouser press, telephone and

tea/coffee making facilities.

The award winning and luxuriously decorated Queens Restaurant offers superbly

prepared dishes, many using local fresh produce.

The Queensbury Leisure Club has its own inviting indoor swimming pool, sauna,

steam room, jacuzzi and gym.

Other amenities include a garden room, lounge, bar, lift and a games room

featuring a pool table and full size snooker table.

Sun 27 May £369 • Sun 8 July £369

Sun 7 October £369 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

England

Weymouth & Delightful Dorset

The great sweep of Weymouth Bay encompasses a superb vista

of land and sea with an award winning beach, panoramic

esplanade, picturesque harbour and a traffic free town centre

combining to create that special holiday magic. The surrounding countryside

is some of the finest in England whilst the Dorset coastline is unrivalled for

fine coastal scenery with dramatic cliffs and quiet coves.

Weymouth

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the leisurely drive

to Weymouth, arriving during the afternoon.

Day 2: Our first visit today is to maritime Poole, a delightful town with its historic

quayside, shops and famous pottery. We spend the morning here before travelling

around Poole Harbour and crossing by the Sandbanks Ferry to the Isle of Purbeck

and the charming resort of Swanage. Later we continue to Corfe Castle where we

take a short break before returning to Weymouth (entry to castle not included).

Day 3: A free day at leisure in Weymouth with opportunity to enjoy some of the

resort’s many facilities.

Day 4: This morning we visit Dorchester, the county town of Dorset which was also

the fictional ‘Casterbridge’ of Thomas Hardy’s novels. After some free time here we

head west to Lyme Regis where the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ starring

Meryl Streep, was largely set and re-created the Victorian melodrama and the world

of Thomas Hardy.

We make our way back Corfe Castle

to Weymouth along

the coast road through

Abbotsbury, home

of the Swannery.

Day 5: Departing

from Weymouth after

breakfast, we make a stop

in the historic city of

Salisbury, before returning

to East Anglia during early

evening, for our door-todoor

service to your home.

Prince Regent Hotel, Weymouth

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This 3-star hotel is situated on Weymouth’s attractive seafront

just a short level stroll from the town centre and harbour.

All en suite bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Amenities include a lounge, bar and restaurant.

Lifts serving first, second & third floors but not fourth floor.

Mon 21 May £349 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

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England

Delightful East Devon

& Sidmouth Folk Festival

Sidmouth with a difference! Sidmouth Folk Festival offers enormous variety in

events with folk music, singing, dancing and concerts. As well as live music, there

will be ceilidh dances, social dance bands, workshops, dance displays, processions

and a craft fair. There really is something to suit every taste! Our itinerary also

features a tram ride through the glorious Axe Valley to Colyton, a cruise on the

River Exe and entrance to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join the coach for the Salisbury

leisurely drive to Devon, arriving

at our seafront hotel in

Sidmouth by late afternoon.

Day 2: Our excursion today

takes us east to the unspoilt

Dorset resort of Lyme Regis,

a favourite of the writer Jane

Austen. In the afternoon we

travel to Seaton, another of the

area’s small resorts, where we

join the unique narrow gauge

tramway for an included return

journey through the glorious

Axe Valley to Colyton. We return to our hotel by late afternoon.

Day 3: A day at leisure to enjoy all that Sidmouth has to offer that this special time.

Be entertained by the music and dancing, along with other events taking place.

Day 4: After breakfast we head inland to admire the timeless beauty of Bicton Park

Botanical Gardens. We include entrance to the privately owned historic gardens and

glasshouses and also include a ride on the Woodland Railway. Later we continue to

Topsham where we enjoy an included cruise on the River Exe. We disembark in the

delightful resort of Exmouth with its golden sands backed by red cliffs and also a tiny

harbour, where we spend the remainder of the afternoon.

Day 5: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we make a stop in the historic city of

Salisbury, before returning to East Anglia during the early evening where our door-todoor

service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Please note: If you require tickets to specific events, we recommend that you book these in advance to

avoid disappointment. The telephone number for the Box Office is 01395 577952 and the website address

is www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk.

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth

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This lovely superior 2-star hotel is situated on the Esplanade

overlooking the sea, close to the shopping centre.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

The restaurant offers an extensive menu of excellent food including 5-course dinner.

Hotel amenities include a lift, 3 spacious lounges for you to relax in, 2 bars and a

leisure complex featuring a spa pool, sauna, solarium, gym and indoor short mat

bowls rink.

Sat 4 August £459 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Torquay & the English Riviera

Torquay, considered the South West’s most famous and glamorous resort,

is situated at the heart of the ‘English Riviera’. There is a magic about Torquay

that is hard to find in any other British resort, with its mild climate allowing

many sub-tropical plants and palm trees to grow close to its sparkling waters

and sandy beaches. There are some excellent shops, parks and gardens together

with a bustling harbour just waiting to be explored, whilst at night the resort

comes alive with an illuminated promenade boasting a choice of theatres

and lively shows.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our Sapphire Star coach for the

journey to the South West, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

Day 2: A full day excursion as we first travel to Paignton where we join the Paignton

& Dartmouth Railway for a steam train ride to Kingswear. Here we board the ferry to

Dartmouth where we join the cruiser for an hour long circular cruise along the river

and estuary. We have some free time before rejoining the steam train to Paignton

and then take the coach back to Torquay.

Day 3: An excursion along the wonderful English Riviera. First we make the short

journey to Babbacombe where we include entry to the Model Village. From here we

continue along the coast to Dawlish with its Georgian and Victorian architecture. At

the heart of the town is ‘The Lawn’, an attractive riverside public park and garden. We

continue to the seaside town of Teignmouth. Steeped in maritime history, this working

harbour boasts sandy beaches, a Victorian pier along with pedestrian shopping areas

and interesting old back streets to explore. We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 4: Day at leisure in Torquay. Your driver will offer a morning and afternoon

transfer from our hotel to the centre of Torquay.

Day 5 (July only): We journey across the wilds of Dartmoor to the maritime city of

Plymouth with free time to explore or perhaps take an optional river and harbour

cruise (cost not included). This afternoon we make an included visit to Saltram, a

magnificent Georgian house with opulent Robert Adam interiors, gardens, follies

and landscape parkland, situated on the outskirts of Plymouth.

Last Day: Departing Torquay after breakfast, we commence our return drive to East

Anglia, arriving back early evening where our door-to-door service will be waiting to

return you to your home.

Barceló Imperial Hotel, Torquay

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Built in 1866, the 4-star Barceló Imperial Hotel is a Mediterraneanstyle

resort hotel, perched on a cliff top overlooking Torbay with breathtaking

views of the English Riviera.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, TV, telephone, trouser press and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Hotel amenities include the prestigious Regatta Restaurant offering superb

cuisine and panoramic sea views of Torbay, a lounge, bar, lift, indoor swimming

pool, sauna, spa, solarium and gym.

Sun 15 July £529 • 6 Days / 5 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £22

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Sidmouth

Sun 13 May £435 • Sun 9 September £435

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Torquay


Ilfracombe & North Devon Coast

The jewel of North Devon’s crown, Ilfracombe offers

breathtaking scenery and delightful coastal walks. Watch the

world go by at the harbour or maybe take a sightseeing boat

trip. This new Garland Value Tour includes excursions to the twin villages of

Lynton and Lynmouth, Minehead, Dunster, Barnstaple, Bideford and a scenic

excursion along the coast to Bude, not forgetting a drive through the unspoilt

countryside of Exmoor National Park.

Day 1: We depart local pick-up points and travel west to Devon, arriving at our

hotel late afternoon.

Day 2: Day at leisure to enjoy Ilfracombe.

Day 3: Today we travel through the unspoilt Exmoor National Park to Lynmouth,

where we have time to explore the narrow streets and maybe take the cliff railway

to the twin village of Lynton (not included).

Day 4: Departing after breakfast, we make a full day excursion travelling via Tiverton

to Taunton with an optional steam train on the West Somerset Railway (cost not

included) to Minehead. We enjoy some free time in Minehead before returning to our

hotel via Dunster and the spectacular coast road.

Day 5: An excursion to the nearby towns of Barnstaple and Bideford.

Day 6: Either a further free day to enjoy Ilfracombe or join our coach for an excursion

along the coast passing Clovelly to the seaside resort of Bude.

Day 7: We bid farewell to our hosts after breakfast and journey to Marlborough for

the lunch period. Later we continue our journey, making suitable comfort stops

en route to East Anglia by mid-evening.

Mon 6 August £379 • 7 Days / 6 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £36 • Boarding: D • Insurance: £23

West Somerset Railway. © Steve Edge

Palm Court Hotel, Ilfracombe qert[

Ilfracombe Harbour

The Palm Court is a family run 2-star standard hotel offering

good food and comfortable accommodation.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Hairdryers are

available from reception.

Amenities include a restaurant, lounge, bar, ballroom and a lift to all floors.

Minehead, Somerset

& North Devon Coast

England

The popular North Somerset coastal resort of Minehead has a lovely promenade

and a good main shopping street. The small harbour hosts pleasure yachts

in addition to the few remaining fishing boats and the ‘Old Village’ area is

particularly picturesque. As a touring centre, Minehead is the perfect base from

which to explore Exmoor and the nearby scenic villages of Dunster and Lynton.

Day 1: Morning departure from

East Anglia for the drive to Somerset,

Exeter Cathedral

arriving late afternoon with time

to settle into your rooms before

your 3 course carvery dinner.

Day 2: Today is free to enjoy

Minehead. Alternatively, you may

wish to join an optional short

morning excursion to the pretty

village of Dunster.

Day 3: Today we travel by way of

Porlock to visit the cliff top village of

Lynton, situated on a great cliff 600ft

above its sister village of Lynmouth

with a delightful harbour and

promenade far below. The 2 villages

are linked by a famous wateroperated

cliff railway which offers an

unusual trip with superb views (cost not included). Later we continue to the popular

North Devon resort of Ilfracombe which is built around a picturesque harbour.

Day 4: A full day excursion to Exeter, a cathedral city in the heart of Devon. There is

much to see in this historic city – the Norman St. Peters Cathedral, the remains of

the Roman city walls and William the Conqueror’s Rougemont Castle together with

some excellent shopping facilities.

Day 5: After breakfast we must leave our hosts in Minehead and commence the

return journey. A lunch break will be taken en route at Swindon to visit McArthur

Glen’s Great Western Designer Outlet where bargains are to be found on many

big name brands. Alternatively you may wish to visit the adjacent Steam Museum

dedicated to the Great Western Railway (cost not included). We arrive back in

East Anglia early evening.

The Beach Hotel, Minehead wery[

This traditional 2-star standard hotel occupies a prime position

on the Esplanade with fine views across the Bristol Channel and

easy ‘flat’ walks to the town centre.

Extensively renovated with a friendly informal atmosphere, the hotel is well

known for its good food in a well furnished dining room. Evening entertainment

provided during your stay.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Mon 18 June £245 • Mon 1 October £239

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board • Single Room Supp.: NIL • Boarding: D

Insurance: £20.50

Devonshire Coast

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Bath, Avon Valley,

Cheddar & Wells

We are delighted to offer this tour highlighting some of the many attractions

in and around the cities of Bath and Bristol, whilst discovering some of the

delightful countryside of Somerset and Wiltshire. We include cruises on the

River Avon and Bristol Harbour, a ride on the Avon Valley Railway and a visit

to the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company.

Bath

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to the heart of

England, breaking our journey in the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Later we

continue our journey to South Gloucestershire and our hotel in Winterbourne.

Day 2: This morning we make our way into Somerset and the historic city of Wells,

with its lovely cathedral. We have time for a look round here and to purchase lunch

(not included) before continuing to Cheddar, where we enjoy a visit to the Cheddar

Gorge Cheese Company and learn all about the production of authentic Cheddar

Cheese. We return to our hotel with time to freshen up before evening meal.

Day 3: Our day begins with a drive to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath where we

have a guided tour of the sights by coach, followed by a cruise on the River Avon with

commentary. After some time to explore and purchase lunch, we make our way to

Bradford-on-Avon, one of the most delightful villages in Wiltshire. We have some

free time here before a late afternoon return to Winterbourne.

Day 4: Today’s excursion begins with a touch of nostalgia as we take a ride on the

preserved Avon Valley Railway at Bitton. From here we make our way into the centre

of Bristol and the harbour side. This once run down dock area is now transformed into

a world class venue with many attractions, including the S.S. Great Britain (entrance

not included), being restored to her former Victorian splendour. Here we enjoy an

inclusive cruise by Waterbus around the fascinating harbour and have time to explore.

This afternoon we drive along the fabulous Avon Gorge, with its amazing suspension

bridge, and make our way back to our hotel for our final night’s accommodation.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and travel to the beautiful city of Oxford.

Later we continue our journey, arriving back in East Anglia by early evening where

our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Ramada Grange Hotel, Winterbourne

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This 4-star country house hotel is set in 18 acres of grounds and

dates back to the mid-19th century.

All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer,

iron/trouser press and tea/coffee facilities.

Amenities include the Acorn Restaurant, Conservatory Bar and terrace, an

indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, gym and croquet.

No lift but all bedrooms located on ground, first and second floors.

Thurs 10 May £409 • Thurs 11 October £409

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Experience the sights

of Bristol & Somerset

At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline,

seaside resort, epic English countryside and historic places. Based in Bristol, one

of Europe’s most dynamic cities with over a thousand years of history and a

fascinating industrial and maritime heritage to match, Bristol successfully pulls

off its past and vibrant present. Bristol has not a shortage of intriguing museums

or cosy restaurants. Wander through the city to take in the parks, gardens and a

mix of Victorian, Georgian and modern architecture.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Wells Cathedral home to join our coach for the

drive to the quaint Cotswold

village of Burford with its many

antique shops for the lunchtime

period. We continue through

the quiet countryside, arriving

at our hotel on the edge of

Bristol in time for evening meal.

Day 2: Today we journey

through the Mendip Hills to

the famous Cheddar Gorge

where we have time to explore

Britain’s biggest gorge from

the dramatic cliffs rising

450ft to the stunning stalactite

caverns. This afternoon we

continue to Wells, England’s

smallest city, dominated by

its magnificent Cathedral

where the narrow streets and an eclectic mix of building styles reflect on the

continuing development of the town throughout the ages.

Day 3: This morning we visit Brunels S.S. Great Britain. Step back in time when

you board and discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world.

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life onboard for Victorian passengers

and crews. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to touch the world’s first

great ocean liner. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city of Bristol.

Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast we journey along the North Somerset Coast to

Western-super-Mare, a great seaside resort with the traditional seaside attractions.

The wide sweep of Western bay has miles of clean sandy beach, and a level

promenade boasting superb views over the Channel.

Day 5: We bid farewell to Bristol after breakfast and begin our journey home,

stopping en route in Windsor for sightseeing and lunch. We return to East Anglia

mid-evening, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to

your home.

Weston-super-Mare

Arnos Manor Hotel, Bristol wery[

This lovely 3-star standard hotel is situated on the edge of the

city centre.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge

Lift serving some floors, ground floor rooms may be requested.

Sun 29 July £359 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

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Flowers & Cream of Devon

Bordered by Somerset, Devon is England's third largest county

and is an area of remarkable contrasts that never ceases to surprise and

fascinate. Based in the historic town of Tiverton where the lovely River Exe flows

through the town, this tour features a full day at Taunton Flower Show, the

premiere flower event in the south west of England, a scenic excursion through

Dartmoor National Park with an included afternoon cream tea in Widecombe

in the Moor and enjoy a relaxing cream tea whilst cruising through the glorious

Devon countryside by horse drawn barge.

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join our coach for the Dartmoor

leisurely drive west to Devon,

arriving at our hotel late

afternoon.

Day 2: A leisurely morning to

explore Tiverton with its lively

shopping centre, castle and

museum. This afternoon, we

join our coach for the short

transfer to the Grand Western

Canal where we enjoy an

included horse drawn boat trip

with cream tea & scones.

Day 3: Today we journey to

Taunton for a full day at the

Flower Show (entrance

included). Taunton Flower Show

is the premiere event of its type

in the south-west and is a firm part of the summer calendar in Taunton. Held in the

centre of Somerset's county town in the historic Vivary Park, the show is not only a

traditional British flower show but includes attractions for the whole family. From

exciting arena events to the spectacular floral marquee and Chelsea-style designer

gardens, the show appeals to all.

Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast, we head first to the market town of Newton Abbot.

We have a little free time to explore the town before making our way into the

Dartmoor National Park for an afternoon scenic drive rounding our day off with an

included cream tea in the delightful village of Widecombe in the Moor.

Day 5: Departing Tiverton after breakfast, we journey to Marlborough for the lunch

time period. Later we continue our journey to East Anglia arriving early evening

where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to your home.

Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton

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This modern 3-star hotel is situated in the heart of the Exe Valley

only a short walk from the town centre.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee

making facilities.

The hotel features a lounge bar and a restaurant.

No lift but all rooms are situated on the ground and first floor.

Thurs 2 August £435 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Great Western Canal

England

Delightful Devon & a Cornish Trial

Join us on this delightful new tour based in the city of Plymouth

with its great naval history, from the time of Sir Francis Drake

and the Spanish Armada to today’s ultra modern navy

dockyards. We take in the lush countryside of Devon riding on the Dartmoor

Railway, cruise from Totnes to Dartmouth and cross over the border into

Cornwall to take part in the Bodmin courtroom experience where you decide

if the accused is guilty or not!

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join the coach for the journey to the

West Country, arriving at our hotel in Plymouth late afternoon for a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Our day begins with a visit to Buckfast Abbey, a peaceful setting on the edge

of Dartmoor, famous for keeping bees and producing honey. After some free time,

we continue to Totnes where we enjoy an included cruise to Dartmouth, the Jewel

of the South Hams with its ancient narrow streets housing boutique shops, art

galleries and delicatessens.

Day 3: This morning we head to the China Clay Heritage Museum where we take an

atmospheric journey through past times. From here, our journey continues to Padstow,

home of Rick Stein and the National Lobster Hatchery and then onto Bodmin for our

afternoon court trial! We watch as the witnesses give their evidence in the very

courtroom in which Matthew Weeks was tried – before you have the chance to vote

Matthew ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’. Next it’s down to the holding cells, where in the chilly

air, you can almost sense the ghosts of

anxious prisoners awaiting their fate.

Clovelly

Day 4: We begin our day with a

journey on the Dartmoor Railway and

view the unique, Victorian wrought and

cast iron viaduct at Meldon, providing

extensive views over the surrounding

lush countryside. From here we move

onto picturesque Clovelly with time

to enjoy the glorious views over

the coast of North Devon.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after

breakfast and commence our

homeward journey.

We arrive back in East Anglia by

mid-evening where our door-to-door

service will be waiting to return you

to your home.

Plymouth

Holiday Inn Hotel, Plymouth

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This modern high-rise 4-star hotel offers spectacular views over

the famous Hoe and out towards Plymouth Sound and across into Cornwall.

All guest rooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, cable/satellite TV,

telephone, stereo, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include the fantastic Elliott’s restaurant & bar situated on the top

floor, an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium with new state of

the art equipment, sauna and steam room.

A lift serves all floors.

Thurs 12 July £435 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £80 • Insurance: £20.50

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Newquay & the Cornish Riviera

Newquay is probably Cornwall’s most popular seaside resort

with its superb natural setting on what is often acknowledged

as one of the finest coastlines in Europe. Rising above the

colourful old harbour, surrounded as it is by beaches and backed by cliff scenery,

Newquay enjoys a particularly mild climate helped by the Gulf Stream. Our

included excursions take us to beautiful little fishing villages, some dramatic

coastal vistas with dashing surf which contrasts well with the undulating

inland Cornish scenery.

Day 1: Morning collection from

Newquay Beach

home to join our coach for the

drive to the West Country, arriving

at our hotel in Newquay in time

for dinner.

Day 2: Departing our hotel after

breakfast, we make an excursion

along the coast to the delightful

old fishing village of Padstow. This

afternoon we travel to Healey’s

Cornish Cyder Farm where we

enjoy an included guided tour of

the fascinating museum, distillery and underground cellars with one of the farm’s

knowledgeable members of staff. After a sampling of the many products made on

the farm, we enjoy a Cream Tea before returning to our hotel.

Day 3: Today we travel to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family

for more than 400 years and one of the most mysterious estates in England (entrance

included). Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration. From here we travel to nearby

Mevagissey, a traditional Cornish fishing village with time at leisure to wander the

narrow alleyways, browse gift shops and art galleries or perhaps try the local ale in

one of the many pubs.

Day 4: Today we travel to Cornwall’s only City, Truro. The Cathedral dominates the

skyline and plays an important part in the City’s history. Later we meet up at Town

Quay for an included cruise on the River Fal to Falmouth. We have free time to

explore this fascinating seaport before returning to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 5: We bid farewell to Cornwall after breakfast and begin our journey home

to East Anglia, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to

your home.

Newquay

The Esplanade Beach Hotel, Newquay

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This lovely 3-star standard hotel is situated at the world-famous

Fistral Beach and benefits from astounding Atlantic Ocean views.

All bedrooms are en suite with flat screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar, spacious indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi

and sauna.

Lift to all floors.

Sun 17 June £399 • Sun 7 October £339

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Cornish Coast & Country

We are once again delighted to offer this lovely tour based at

the Cliff Head Hotel. Situated in quiet countryside between Charlestown and

Carlyon Bay, the hotel offers superb sea views. Our excursion programme features

visits to the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House, Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage

Centre and a cruise on the River Fal to Falmouth.

Day 1: Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive westward,

making suitable comfort stops en route for an evening arrival at our hotel overlooking

Carlyon Bay.

Day 2: This morning we have an inclusive visit to the Eden Project – a gigantic global

garden housed in biodomes, accommodating a fascinating array of plants from all

over the world.

Day 3: Today we travel to Truro, Cornwall’s cathedral city, where we join a cruiser

for an included hour long cruise with commentary on the River Fal to Falmouth.

Remainder of the day is free to explore what is often called the ‘Jewel of the Cornish

Riviera’ due to its picturesque beaches and quaint streets. Well worth a visit is the

National Maritime Museum which gives an insight into the area’s maritime history

(cost not included).

Day 4: This morning we journey north inland for an included visit to Lanhydrock

House, a magnificent Victorian country house with 50 rooms to explore including the

Long Gallery featuring its biblical plasterwork ceiling, whilst the servants quarters

and ‘below stairs’ are particularly evocative. The garden is firmly Victorian, with a

magnificent collection of magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons, and is full of colour

all year. Later we return to Charlestown and include entrance to the Shipwreck &

Heritage Centre. Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms the basis of

one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public.

Day 5: We bid farewell to Cornwall after breakfast and begin our journey home

to East Anglia, where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to

your home.

The Eden Project

Cliff Head Hotel, Carlyon Bay weryi[

This lovely 3-star hotel is situated in a quiet location overlooking

wonderful sandy beaches and coves, with access to coastal walks.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, sauna and outdoor swimming pool.

No lift, but ground floor rooms may be requested.

Mon 7 May £395 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

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Falmouth


Treasures of the Cornish Coast

Miles of magnificent coastline dotted with picturesque fishing villages as

secluded bays dominate Cornwall. These unbelievably pretty villages of painted

cottages in sheltered bays hide dark secrets for days gone by, of smugglers and

of wreckers luring ships to destruction on the rocks. We have based our tour in

St. Agnes, a charming unspoilt village situated to the north of Truro, which still

retains links with Cornwall’s industrial past and is an ideal centre for our tour.

We include excursions to the sleepy harbour villages of Mevagissey, Padstow

and Boscastle, all with a rich and varied maritime history, along with a visit

to elegant Truro.

Day 1: Morning collection from Padstow

home to join our coach for the

drive westward, making suitable

comfort stops en route for an

evening arrival at our hotel in

St. Agnes.

Day 2: Today we travel to Truro,

Cornwall’s cathedral city with its

cobbled streets and Georgian

town houses. Truro is also

Cornwall’s cultural, commercial

and administrative centre with excellent pedestrianised shopping. From here we drive

towards St. Austell and continue to Mevagissey. This as a traditional Cornish fishing

village with houses clustered around the pretty harbour

Day 3: After breakfast sit back and enjoy our excursion as we drive by way of Helston,

and past St. Michaels Mount to Penzance, the most westerly town in England and

our lunch stop. This afternoon we continue our coastal drive passing Land’s End

and St. Just to the delightful harbour town of St. Ives. We return to our hotel late

afternoon.

Day 4: Our excursion today sees us travel north to Padstow. With its narrow streets

leading to the picturesque harbour and pretty pastel houses makes Padstow a pure

delight. There are numerous restaurants owned by Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver as well

as numerous pubs and tea shops to sit and relax. Later we continue to the pretty

village of Boscastle nestling in a spectacular rocky cleft in the cliffs. This fascinating

and unique place is well worth taking time to discover.

Day 5: We bid farewell to our hosts in St. Agnes after breakfast and return to East

Anglia where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you to your home.

St. Michaels Mount

Rosemundy House Hotel, St. Agnes

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Tastefully extended and converted, this 3-star hotel is set in its

own secluded gardens and woodland just 100 yards from the village main street.

All bedrooms have private facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar and a number of lounges.

No lift, but ground floor rooms are available.

Mon 30 July £369 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £30 • Insurance: £20.50

Isles of Scilly Adventure

England

We are once again pleased to offer this unusual holiday to the Scilly

Isles, which lie some 30 miles off the Cornish coast. Known as the ‘Fortunate

Isles’ or the ‘Flower Islands’, they are indeed blessed and are said to only

have two seasons, spring and summer with ‘spring’ flowers picked as early

as November! Throughout the year the landscape is lush and green with

subtropical plants and superb displays of flowers. The islands number about

150 but only 5 are inhabited and all have a fascinating collection of fauna

and flora. We include return helicopter flights from Penzance to St. Mary’s

and a coach tour of the island.

St. Mary’s Harbour

Day 1: Very early morning collection from home to join our coach for the journey

to Penzance and a 20 minute helicopter flight to St. Mary’s. On arrival we are met

by a small coach for transfer to the Tregarthen Hotel.

Days 2-4: During our stay we include a superb tour by local coach around the island.

We also offer a highly recommended optional 2 1 /2 hour walking tour with a local

expert on the Island’s Maritime History centred on Hugh Town (price approx. £7.00 –

flat, sturdy footwear recommended). Remainder of time is at your leisure to take

advantage of all the Scilly Isles have to offer. Why not join one of the numerous boat

trips which run daily to all the inhabited islands as well as combination and circular

trips (cost not included). Cruise to Tresco and visit the Abbey with its subtropical

gardens or St. Martin’s, St. Agnes or Bryher, the possibilities are endless when you

have so many islands!

Day 5: After an early breakfast, we fly back from St. Mary’s heliport to Penzance

where we rejoin our coach for the return journey to East Anglia. Arrival is mid-evening

for our door-to-door service to your home.

This tour includes return helicopter flights

with British International Helicopters and all

travellers are required to carry a photo ID for

security reasons. Luggage on board the

helicopter is limited to 15kg per person. This

holiday is operated by Galloway Coach Travel

Ltd. ATOL No. 6268

Due to adverse weather conditions, it may not

always be possible to use our charted flights.

In these circumstances alternative travel

arrangements will be made.

Hugh Town Harbour

Tregarthen Hotel, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

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A traditional 3-star standard Victorian hotel centrally situated

overlooking the harbour at St. Mary’s, a few minutes walk from Hugh Town

quay and shops.

All bedrooms with private facilities, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Please note that single rooms are without view and look on to the garrison wall.

No lift but several first floor rooms available.

Tues 10 April £639 • Mon 8 October £689

5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £40 • Insurance: £30

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Mystery Destination Weekends

Fancy a weekend away but not sure where to go, then our Mystery Weekends are

just for you! The last 12 months of Mystery Weekends have visited the Sammy

Miller Motorcycle Museum, Athelhampton House & Gardens, RHS Wisley &

Harlow Carr Gardens, Fountains Abbey, Hatfield House, RAF Cosford,

Wedgewood Museum, Gladstone Pottery, Ryedale Folk Museum, Wollerton Hall

Gardens, Eden Camp Museum, a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway, the National

Memorial Arboretum, Acton Scott Victorian Farm and cruises on the River

Thames in Windsor, Lake Windermere and the Mersey.

Time and time again

people ask us ‘how do you

do it for the money?’ and

such is the popularity of

these fabulous weekends,

you will need to book

quickly – they fill up fast!

We book the hotel, but

we don’t say where,

so just pack your bags and

put your faith in us! All we

can tell you is that it will

be an excellent value-formoney

break in

a minimum 3-star hotel with a friendly welcome and all rooms with private facilities.

We endeavour not to return to the same hotel within 12 months where possible.

Additional Mystery Destination Weekend departures will be offered throughout the year. Please see our

advertisements in local newspapers for further details. Alternatively, if you are not already a member, why not

register with our Mystery Club. Membership is free and in addition to receiving advance details of additional

Mystery Destination departures members often receive a reduction off the advertised price.

3 Day British Mystery Weekends

3 Days / 2 Nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast with excursions.

Fri 18 May £179 • Fri 3 August £179 • Fri 5 October £179

Single Room Supp.: £30 • Boarding: No Clues • Insurance: £14

4 Day British Mystery Weekends

4 Days / 3 Nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast with excursions.

Fri 27 April £229 • Fri 18 May £239 • Fri 27 July £239

Fri 31 August £239 • Fri 26 October £239

Single Room Supp.: £46.00 (April £40) • Boarding: No Clues • Insurance: £18

4 Day Continental Mystery Weekend

4 Days / 3 Nights bed & continental breakfast (but not evening meals) with

excursions. 10 year passport required.

Fri 10 August £289

Single Room Supp.: £60 • Boarding: No Clues • Insurance: £28.50

Nottingham &

Robin Hood Country

We are pleased to offer this new tour for 2012 exploring Nottingham and Robin

Hood Country. Based at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the city centre, we include

a visit to Barnsdale Gardens, entrance to the museum of Nottingham Life,

Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and enjoy a return ride on the Great Central

Railway. In addition, we also include a light lunch and learn the history of

bell founding in Loughborough with a visit to John Taylor & Co.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Rutland

and a lunchtime arrival at Barnsdale Gardens. We include entrance to the 8-acre site

which has over 38 individual gardens with an inspiring range of garden styles.

Later we continue into Nottingham arriving at our hotel by late afternoon for a

stay of 3 nights.

Day 2: This morning we travel to Loughborough where we enjoy an included return

ride on the Great Central Railway. Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest

railway journeys in the world, the Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track,

main line heritage railway. We rejoin our coach and continue to nearby John Taylor

& Co. The company continues a line of bell founding which has been unbroken since

the middle of the 14th century. Since 1784 the business has been in the hands of the

Taylor family. In 1839 the business settled in Loughborough and is proud to operate

the largest bell foundry in the world. After an included guided tour and time to look

around the museum, we include a light lunch en route before making an afternoon

visit to the spectacular Elizabethan mansion of Wollaton Hall.

Day 3: After breakfast we travel to the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse

Yard. The museum is housed within five 17th century cottages where you can learn

about the people of Nottingham. We then travel the short distance (approx. 5 minutes

walk) to Nottingham Castle – a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on

the site of the original Medieval castle, with spectacular views across the city.

This afternoon is free for you to enjoy the city’s compact centre.

Day 4: Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head to the Sherwood Forest Country

Park and Visitor Centre. Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve contains some of

the oldest trees in Europe, veteran oaks five centuries old and the world-famous Oak,

still producing acorns after standing at the heart of the forest for an estimated 800

years! According to local lore, its hollow trunk was used as a hideout by Robin Hood’s

men, though if Robin was, as legend suggests, active in the 12th or 13th century, this

tree could only have been a sapling then. Later, we continue into Newark for the lunch

period before our return journey back to East Anglia where our door-to-door service

will be waiting to return you home.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottinghamqrtu[

Receive a warm welcome at the 4-star standard Crowne Plaza

Hotel located in the city centre.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer, iron & ironing board

and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna and

steam room.

A lift serves all floors.

Thurs 9 August £279 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

plus 1 lunch • Single Room Supp.: £50 • Insurance: £18

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Wollaton Hall


Discovering Lincolnshire

Based at the Olde Barn Hotel near the village of Marston, this

new tour gives you the opportunity to explore Lincoln and its fascinating

surrounding area. As well as including a visit and guided tour to one of the great

cathedrals of the world, we also go in search of one of England’s perfect country

house and learn about many of the important discoveries made by Sir Isaac

Newton as we visit his birthplace of Woolsthorpe Manor.

Lincoln Cathedral

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Rutland

and a lunchtime arrival at Barnsdale Gardens. We include entrance to the 8-acre site

which has over 38 individual gardens with an inspiring range of garden styles and

planting themes. Later we continue into Lincolnshire and onto our hotel by late

afternoon for a stay of 4 nights.

Day 2: Today we head to the historic City of Lincoln with its magnificent Cathedral,

and next to it the Norman Castle. First we meet our guide for a familiarisation tour

of the city on the coach, and later in the day we enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral.

The old town is a labyrinth of little alleyways and interesting shops to explore –

there are also plenty of tea rooms to keep you refreshed!

Day 3: Our day begins with a drive to Hansen’s Chocolate House at Folkingham.

Here we see the master chocolatier making delicious treats, followed by the master

discussing the history of chocolate and the art of chocolate making, followed by

tea/coffee and cakes. This afternoon we visit Belton House, near Grantham. This

perfect English country house, set in its own deer park was built in the 17th century

and offers delightful gardens, orangery and lakeside walks. Belton House featured in

the BBC’s TV adaption of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth.

Day 4: This morning we call at Stamford Garden Centre, Casterton, where you can

enjoy a coffee in the Country Kitchen and browse around before we make our way to

the beautiful town of Stamford, packed full of art and craft shops, in time for lunch.

This afternoon we visit Woolsthorpe Manor, with the famous apple tree, and birthplace

of Sir Isaac Newton who made most of his discoveries here about light and gravity.

Day 5: We depart our hotel after breakfast and make the short drive to Cranwell

Aviation Heritage Centre, probably one of the most famous landmarks in RAF history.

The Heritage Centre portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from

its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. After some free

time, we continue through the Lincolnshire countryside to Spalding where we spend a

leisurely afternoon exploring the Outlet Shopping Centre and Festival Gardens at

Springfields. Later we commence our return journey, arriving back in East Anglia

where our door-to-door service will take you home.

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The 3-star standard Olde Barn Hotel is a delightful tranquil retreat

set in beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

The hotel prides itself on the quality of its food and hotel facilities include a

health club and spa with indoor swimming pool, sauna & spa.

The hotel has a lift.

Mon 20 August £369 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

England

North Lincolnshire & the Humber

Set amidst a magnificent backdrop of ancient pines and

undulating heathland, the Forest Pines hotel is the perfect

place to rest and rewind after a day of sightseeing. This new

tour includes an excursion over the Humber Bridge to the medieval town

of Beverley and the coastal resort of Bridlington, an excursion along the

Lincolnshire coast to Skegness and free time to enjoy the historic city of Lincoln.

Day 1: Morning collection from

home to join our coach for the Humber Bridge

drive to Lincolnshire. We break

our journey with a lunchtime visit

to Springfields shopping centre

and festival gardens. Later, we

continue our journey to our hotel

arriving late afternoon.

Day 2: Our day begins with a drive

over the Humber Bridge, the 5th

largest single suspension bridge in

the world. From here we proceed

north to the popular medieval town

of Beverley, with its 8th century

minster and fine Medieval and

Georgian architecture. Beverley is

perhaps one of the most beautiful

towns in Britain. Later we continue

north to the coastal town of

Bridlington. This award winning

town has beautiful beaches,

promenades and gardens. We also include a visit to the Bondvile Miniature Village.

This model village is renowned for its incredible attention to detail. Marvel at over

1000 handmade and painted character figures and 200 buildings over a landscaped

1 acre site.

Day 3: Today we head to the fishing town of Grimsby. At its peak in the 1950’s, it was

the largest and busiest fishing port in the world. After some time to explore we drive

along the coastal road to Skegness where we spend a leisurely afternoon, take a walk

along the pier or why not visit the Nature Centre which is is home to seal rescue

(entrance not included).

Day 4: Today we depart the hotel after breakfast and make the short journey to the

city of Lincoln. This city is steeped in history and quaint labyrinth of shops so there is

plenty to see & do. Later we commence our journey home, arriving back in East Anglia,

where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return you home.

Skegness

Forest Pines Hotel, North Lincolnshire

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The 4-star Hotel is one of the finest hotels in north Lincolnshire.

Award winning restaurant

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and

tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel facilities include a health club and spa with indoor swimming pool,

sauna & spa.

The hotel has a lift.

Friday 29 June £269 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £70 • Insurance: £18

Reservations: 01449 618077 • 01473 216266 • 01394 286575 • 01206 540424 77


England

Great Houses & Glorious

Gardens of Norfolk

We are pleased to introduce this new tour for 2012 which offers a lovely mix of

attractions, ranging from Holkham Hall and Wells on the North Norfolk Coast to

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, nestled in the Broads. In addition, we

also include a visit to Bressingham Gardens and enjoy an included 10.5 mile

steam train ride through the glorious Norfolk Countryside. This is sure to be a

very enjoyable and unique holiday.

Day 1: Morning collection from your home to join our coach for a leisurely drive to

Norfolk and inclusive visit to Bressingham Gardens, near Diss. These unique gardens

are renowned for their horticultural excellence with six acres of gardens and three

linking gardens with over 8000 species on display. Later, we continue to our hotel

set on the outskirts of Norwich with time to settle in before dinner.

Day 2: Today we make our way east to visit the delightful Fairhaven Woodland and

Water Garden, with pleasant walks and boat trips on a private Norfolk Broad. From

here we make our way to the north of Norwich and visit Felbrigg Hall, now in the

care of the National Trust. This 17th century country house has a superb collection of

furniture and paintings and the walled garden, with working dovecote and a series

of ‘potager’ gardens is a delight. We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 3: Departing our hotel after breakfast, we journey to the pretty Georgian town

of Holt with its many antique and unusual gift shops which are contained in a maze

of streets and alleyways fanning out from the main High Street. We continue to the

seaside resort of Sheringham by way of the North Norfolk Railway before enjoying

a free afternoon (train ride included).

Day 4: We start the day with a drive to Wells-next-the-Sea, architecturally the loveliest

town on the coast. Its quaint lanes, alleyways, hidden courtyards and traditional

houses date back to the 17th century, and a pleasant stroll is along the historic

quayside to watch the boats coming and going. From here we drive to Holkham Hall,

a magnificent Palladian Mansion built in the 1750’s. The vast estate and house is set in

a beautiful deer park and even has its own beach. This is an awe-inspiring house and

makes for an excellent visit.

Day 5: Following a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to Wroxham, famous for

Roy’s – the world’s largest village store! Shop to your hearts content or alternatively,

why not take a stroll along the river front. Departing after lunch, we retrace our steps

home, arriving late afternoon where our door-to-door service will be waiting to return

you to your home.

North Norfolk Railway

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This 3-star hotel is set on the outskirts of Norwich, just a short

drive to the city centre.

All bedrooms en suite with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities.

Amenities include a lift, restaurant, bar and lounge area.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steamroom

and gym.

Mon 27 August £389 • 5 Days / 4 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £20.50

Relaxing on the Norfolk

& Suffolk Coast

We are pleased to offer this new tour for 2012 which gives you the opportunity

to relax and explore the nearby stunning coastline of Norfolk & Suffolk. Based

in one of Great Yarmouth’s premier hotels, we visit the towns of Aldeburgh

& Southwold, include a cruise on the Mississippi Paddle Boat on the Broads

and enjoy a traditional fish & chip lunch in Dunwich. A great tour to re-visit

some lovely destinations right on your door step!

Day 1: Morning collection from

your home to join our coach for

a leisurely drive through glorious

Suffolk countryside to Aldeburgh,

a small seaside town on the

unspoilt East Suffolk coast. In

the 16th century it was a thriving

port and shipbuilding area,

becoming a fishing village and

seaside resort in the 19th

century. After some free time,

we head to Dunwich where we

include a traditional fish & chip

lunch before continuing into

neighbouring Norfolk, arriving

at our hotel in Great Yarmouth late afternoon.

Day 2: A free day to relax and enjoy all the facilities that Great Yarmouth has to offer.

Day 3: Departing our hotel after a leisurely breakfast, we journey into the Norfolk

Broads with its winding rivers, weeping willows and little hamlets to Wroxham,

famous for Roy’s – the world’s largest village store! This afternoon, we continue

to Horning where we enjoy an included afternoon ride on the Mississippi Paddle

Boat, a luxury double deck river boat. We return to Great Yarmouth with time to

relax before dinner.

Day 4: Following breakfast

Southwold

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we retrace our steps along the

Suffolk Coast, first making

a visit to the lovely town of

Southwold, a charming seaside

town on the Suffolk Heritage

Coast. With its working

lighthouse, beach huts, awardwinning

pier, busy harbour,

cliff top cannon and of course

the beach, Southwold is a

quintessentially English resort

town. We continue to Snape

Maltings with its fine selection

of shops, restaurants and art

galleries with time to shop or

browse to your heart’s content

before returning home, arriving

late afternoon where our

door-to-door service will be

waiting to return you to

your home.

This 3-star standard hotel occupies one of the finest positions

on the front overlooking the sea and tennis courts.

The bowling greens, Britannia Pier, shops and leisure centre are a few minutes

walk from the hotel.

All bedrooms en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

Amenities include a lift, restaurant, bar and lounge area.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool.

Fri 8 June £299 • 4 Days / 3 Nights Half Board

Single Room Supp.: NIL • Insurance: £18

Aldeburgh Beach


Longleat & STEAM

Enjoy a weekend of family fun as we visit

Longleat – as seen on BBC’s Animal Park.

Longleat House, the ancestral home of the

Marquis of Bath was the first stately home to open

to the public and the Safari Park was also the first

in England. We include a Passport Ticket which

allows entry to all 11 Longleat attractions including

the Safari Park, the house and grounds, the maze,

Longleat Railway, Pets Corner and much more.

We also make a visit to STEAM – Museum of the

Great Western Railway. Set in the heart of the former

Swindon Railway Works, the museum tells the story

of the men and women who built, operated and

travelled on the Great Western Railway and the

pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom

Brunel. See the Offices and Stores, the Works

including the Carriage Body Shops and the

Railway Station where you can wander down a

reconstructed period platform.

Day 1: We depart local pick up points and travel west

making an early lunch stop en route to Swindon where

we have an included visit to STEAM. You may also like

to visit the McArthur Glen Shopping Outlet situated

adjacent to STEAM. Later we continue to our hotel

by late afternoon.

Day 2: After breakfast we journey to Longleat, where

admission to the house, gardens, Safari Park and other

attractions is included. We depart Longleat late

afternoon for our return journey to East Anglia,

arriving back at your pick-up point by late evening.

Please note that the drive through the Safari Park tour will take place

either immediately after arrival or before departure and will not travel

through the monkey enclosure.

Village Hotel, Swindon

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This modern 4-star standard hotel

is situated on the outskirts of Swindon.

All bedrooms feature en suite facilities, satellite TV,

Wi-FI, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amenities include Starbucks, Victory Pub & Kitchen

and a lift serving all floors.

Leisure facilities include an indoor pool and state

of the art health & fitness club.

Sat 18 August • Adult £129 • Child £99

(Age 3 - 12 years when sharing with 2 Adults)

2 Days / 1 Night Half Board

Single Room Supp.: £30 • Boarding: C

Insurance: £12.50

Paultons Family

Theme Park – Home

of Peppa Pig World

We are pleased to offer this new family break to

Paultons Family Theme Park – Home of Peppa Pig

World. A UK exclusive and world first – Peppa Pig’s

very own theme park has 7 fun rides and attractions

including Windy Castle, Daddy Pig’s Car Ride,

George’s Dinosaur Adventure, Grandpa Pig’s Little

Train, Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip and Peppa’s Big

Balloon Ride. Don’t forget to visit the Trading Post

and Peppa’s Toy Shop – the largest Peppa Pig shop

in the world!

Day 1: We depart local pick up points and travel south

to Bournemouth making frequent refreshment stops

en route, arriving mid afternoon. Why not take a walk

to the beach and enjoy some quality time with each

other before returning to our hotel for an included

evening meal.

Day 2: We depart our hotel after breakfast and drive

to Romsey for a full day at Paultons Family Theme Park

– Home of Peppa Pig Word (entrance included). We

depart at approx. 4pm for our return journey, arriving

home in East Anglia mid-evening.

Carrington House Hotel,