August

We would like to gently remind everybody to be on time for your pickups for all trips. We recommend you are 10 minutes early at the bus stop. We cannot wait for anybody who is late, our coach runs to a tight schedule during the pickups. When it’s raining or cold it simply isn’t fair to leave other people waiting too. We cannot offer a refund if you miss the bus. If you have problems getting to us, please call the out of hours number as you may be able to catch us up. 07759 494146. Thank you for your understanding with this.

Deposits payable on  Holidays:-Sunday Savers £15:00: Long Weekend Breaks £30:00: Holidays £40:00: per person.

No Smoking or Vaping ( E-cigarettes) allowed on any of our coaches.

                   Edinburgh Tattoo                         

 Friday 2nd to Monday 5th August £389:00 per person Single supplement £54

Included: Dinner bed and breakfast at the Winnock Hotel, Drymen (near Loch Lomond). Dinner not included on Tattoo night due to late return – lunch and late night snacks/drinks instead. Excursions as described below. Tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo.

 

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was first performed in 1950 at the Edinburgh Music Festival. Today, with its captivating blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, it is without a doubt one of the world’s greatest shows. NB Access to the Tattoo is via a steep gradient, which may be a problem for people with walking difficulties.

We enjoy a leisurely journey north with a stop at Moffat, an attractive & friendly town with a rich heritage and history. Here you may choose to wander into the town centre to visit the Moffat Museum, Moffat Woollen Mill, art galleries and shops. This evening we settle into The Winnock Hotel, Drymen where we are met with a warm welcome, and of course, dinner is included.

Excursion 1:

Stirling & Dunblane. Today we enjoy two historic attractions with spectacular scenery. Stirling is great for shopping & history – browse independent boutiques in the historic surroundings of the Old Town and the Victorian Stirling Arcade. Or head to the Thistles shopping centre for high street retailers – more unusually the centre was built around a 16th-century jail cell, known as the Thieves Pot. Take a look inside and hear the tales of times gone by for free! This afternoon we head to Dunblane. Dunblane is a small, attractive and beautifully located town at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands. Full of history and charm, the Cathedral stands serenely amid a clutch of olde-worlde buildings, among them the 17th century Dean’s House, which houses the tiny Cathedral Museum with exhibits on local history. Close by, the oldest private library in Scotland, Leighton Library, houses 4,500 books in 90 languages printed between 1500 and 1840. Visitors can browse through some of the country’s rarest books, including the first edition of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake.

Excursion 2:

We will have a leisurely morning today with breakfast and lunch at the hotel (lunch is included). After lunch, we head to Edinburgh for the rest of the day and enjoy an evening of entertainment at the incredible Edinburgh Tattoo.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was first performed in 1950 at the Edinburgh Music Festival. Today, with its captivating blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, it is, without doubt, one of the world’s greatest shows. Be aware of access to the Tattoo is via a steep gradient, which may be a problem for people with walking difficulties. This will be a late evening, but we can enjoy drinks and snacks before bed back at the hotel.

Our journey homeward will see us stopping at The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, situated at the heart of Gretna Green village. It is the world-famous, historic home of the anvil wedding and has been at the centre of runaway love, since the Marriage Act of 1754. Built, in 1713, as a traditional Blacksmith’s Shop which it continued to be for over 100 years more. As the first stop over the border, it soon became the go-to wedding destination for runaway lovers and young couples looking to marry without their parent’s consent.

Sat 10th

Shrewsbury Flower Show (entry not included)   £14:00  

Stratford River Cruise & the Cotswolds

Sunday 18th to Monday 19th August £99 Single supplement £15

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa, Stratford river cruise. Coach travel as described below.

Day 1:

This morning we head to Stratford Upon Avon where we embark upon a scenic river cruise on board a narrowboat. Views of the River Avon, Shakespeare’s burial place and the bridges that cross the River Avon can be seen from the comfort of the boat. After our hour-long cruise, we have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the town of Stratford Upon Avon. We head then to our hotel which is in the picturesque little town of Market Bosworth where you can use the facilities of the hotel and enjoy a carvery evening meal.

Day 2:

After our breakfast, we head South along the Roman Fosse Way through the heart of the Cotswolds taking a stop at the pretty town of Moreton-in-Marsh. This afternoon we continue our scenic guided journey through the Cotswolds to Broadway – an absolutely stunning little town with a high street lined with trees and lots of independent traders, public houses and cafes to enjoy.

Disneyland Paris

Sunday 25th to Wednesday 28th August

Your hotel: Disney’s 3-star Sequoia Lodge. All rooms are air-conditioned with either one large double or two double beds. A comfortable and cosy bar, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room and Disney shop. Childs cot available. Wifi access.

PRICING
With Disneyland tours, the prices are based on how many adults/children share a room. Adults are from age 12+, children are age 3-11 and infants are 0-2.
1 Adult: £942, 1 adult & 1 child £1258, 1 adult & 2 children £1574.

2 adults £1312, 2 adults & 1 child £1628, 2 adults & 2 children £1944
3 adults £1668, 3 adults & 1 child £1984, 4 adults £2048.

A maximum of four people sharing a room with the exception of infants using a crib. Infants are £167.

Feel the magic like never before! Disneyland Paris will allow you to glide your way through the twinkling aura of the parks with special new attractions, shows and a star-studded parade. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience which will no doubt leave you starry-eyed for years to come!

Day 1:

This morning we are picked up early by our executive tour coach and you will be shown to your allocated seats – these remain yours throughout the tour. We travel to Folkestone with comfort breaks as required and board the Eurotunnel train. On arrival at Calais, it is normally around 4 hours to Disneyland Paris. We aim to arrive just before teatime, but that does depend on traffic of course.

Day 2:

Today is free to spend as you like –perhaps take an early breakfast and enjoy ‘Disney Magic’ (Disney hotel residents can go into the park an hour early to beat the queues), or lie in and enjoy the hotel facilities. Either way, remember we have a two-day hopper park pass so you can jump between the Disneyland and the Walt Disney Studios parks.

Day 3:

Just like day 2… enjoy as you wish.

Day 4:

After breakfast, we bid a fond farewell to Disneyland Paris for our return journey home. I’m sure we will be back!