February 2020

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.

 

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.

£ is the cost of the tour: E or other letter is pickup time: time is the approximate arrival back in North Wales

 

1st – 2nd

Vicky’s Gala Tour from £125/E 7pm Single supplement £18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle

Ideally situated in a prime location in the city centre, next to Carlisle’s historic Court Square and the railway station.
www.vickyscoachtrips.co.uk

✓✓ Complimentary Wifi             ✓✓ Hairdryer & iron

✓✓ 24 hour room service           ✓✓ Tea/Coffee
✓✓ Telephone                              ✓✓This hotel has a lift

Holiday Inclusions

» 1 night gala dinner, bed and breakfast
»» Coach excursions on 2 days
                         »» Railway journey included for those on                           »» Full evening entertainment until late

Evening Menu
Please let us know your selection upon booking.
Starters
Homemade Broccoli & Stilton Soup
Traditional Prawn Cocktail
Chicken Liver Pate
Mains
Slow Cooked British Beef & trimmings
Butternut Squash & Goats Cheese Risotto
Pan Fried Chicken Supreme
Desserts
Mini Tower of Profiteroles
Classic Rhubarb & Apple Crumble
Exotic Fresh Fruit Salad
**if you have concerns about allergies please let us know at the time of booking.

COACH 1 – £125PP

Day 1:Today we enjoy the ‘Winter scenes of the Lake District’ where our main destination is the pretty little town of Bowness on Windermere. This afternoon we head to Carlisle where our cases are taken to our room and we have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities before the evenings’ entertainment!


Day 2: After our hearty English breakfast we board the coach and head into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park where our stop for the day is Hawes and the Wensleydale Creamery. Here you can wander into the town centre, or take cover inside the Creamery where you can sample the cheeses and purchase gifts to take home.

COACH 2 – £149P

Day 1: Today is the ‘Winter scenes of the Lake District’ where we spend a few hours in Keswick (today is market day) We then head to Carlisle where our cases are taken to our room and we have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities before the evenings’ entertainment!


Day 2: After our hearty English breakfast we board the Settle to Carlisle Railway (in reverse of course!) and enjoy stunning scenery across the Yorkshire Dales. We arrive in Skipton just after lunchtime and here we have a few hours free time before our journey home.

Tue 4th

Chorley and Bents Garden Centre £15/M 6pm


Today we spend around 2.5 hours at the Chorley Flat Iron Market and then 1.5 hours at the Bents Garden Centre.

Sat 8th

Liverpool Beatles Tour £12/M 6pm

Join us on a day trip to the historic City of Liverpool where we will embark on a guided tour of some of the most iconic Beatles locations. This will include Strawberry fields and Penny Lane. We will then drop off close to Matthew Street – home of the Cavern Club. We have around 3-4 hours free time in Liverpool.

Sun 9th

Snowdrops at Chirk Castle NT Members £15 Non members

£25/M 6pm

Join us with a Spring in your step for today’s fantastic day trip. We start the morning with a stop at the Ponderosa for a short break before we head through some glorious scenery and down to Chirk Castle. Snowdrop season at Chirk Castle is our traditional way to dust off the old year and embrace the new. With a beautiful white carpet of snowdrops throughout the Pleasure Ground Wood, including some rare species and also patches of snowdrops across the wider estate, there’s plenty of space to wander and find the perfect viewpoint or photo. The main rooms of the Castle are closed but the grounds, tower, dungeon, woodland walks and cafe are open.

15-19th

Cornwall & the Eden Project £189/E 8pm single supplement £00

The Barrowfield Hotel, Newquay

Situated in a lovely quiet location only 200 yards from the beach and a 5 minute stroll from town.

HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS

»» 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast
»» Coach excursions each day
»» Entry to Eden Project
»» Luggage porterage
Day 1: Travel to Newquay with comfort stops en-route! Porterage for your bags is included.


Day 2: A full day trip to the beautiful town of St Ives over lunchtime and an afternoon down at Lands End.


Day 3: A full day excursion to the Eden Project – a full day is certainly required here!


Day 4: A shorter day to include Megagissey & the Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm.


Day 5: We bid a fond farewell to Cornwall and the beautiful coast. We will be back just before Christmas 2020! (did we just give something away here??)

16th to 20th February

Snowdrops & Scottish House Party £274 single supplement £65

The Winnock Hotel, Drymen

A beautiful example of an 18th Century Inn, nestled in the pretty little village of Drymen. This hotel has cosy lounges with roaring log fires and a public bar
HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS
»» 4 nights full board including breakfast, 3 course evening meal and a packed lunch each day.

✓✓ Complimentary Wifi            ✓✓  Hairdryer & iron
✓✓ This hotel has a lift         ✓✓ Telephone
✓✓ Tea/coffee
»» Drinks reception with the management.
»» Scottish Weaponry Display on one night with Swords, Kilts and storytelling.
»» The Winnock’s famous full Scottish show one night.
»» Entertainment on 4 nights
»»
FREE BAR between 19:30-22:30 each night (selected brands only)

Day 1: We travel North stopping for comfort as required and a break in Moffat before arriving at our hotel for a welcome drinks reception.


Day 2: A short day to include Duntreath Castle to see the Snowdrop Carpet including a guided tour of the Castle with Lady Edmonstone herself.

 

Day 3: Today we visit Helix Park, home to the world famous Kelpies, before we venture into Stirling.

Day 4: A scenic drive around Loch Lomond with photo stops along the way. Stopping in Callander and Aberfoyle .


Day 5: Our journey home stopping at Gretna’s famous Blacksmiths shop and comfort stops as required.

Sat 22nd

Snowdrops at Dunham Massey National Trust Members £15 Non Members £25/M 6pm

Since the garden opened in 2009 over 200,000 double and single snowdrops have been planted, which now create a shimmering carpet of white during January and February. The garden contains almost 700 different plant species and is a beautiful sight to see. Some parts of the house will be closed. You will be able to warm up with a hot drink and some lunch if you wish at the visitors cafe. This is a great opportunity to do some of the woodland snowdrop walks at Dunham Massey.


Sat 23rd

Jorvik Viking Festival, City of York £16/E 8pm

The annual Jorvik Viking Festival is one of the largest of its kind and celebrates the rich Norse history of the City. Join us on a tour to this beautiful City and perhaps take part in some of the many activities going on. We have around 4 hours free time. Coach travel only at this price.


23-24th

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival £89/E 7pm Single supplement £10

Best Western Guide Post Hotel, Bradford

✓✓ Complimentary Wifi            ✓✓ Hairdryer & iron
✓✓ Tea/Coffee
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This hotel does not have a lift. Ground floor rooms available.

HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS
1 night dinner bed and breakfast
»» Coach excursions each day
»» Entry to Old Royd’s Rhubarb Experience
»» Wakefield Rhubarb Festival is a free event

Day 1: Our main destination of the day is Wakefield, where the city centre becomes home to a large festival market featuring many products with a rhubarb twist, live music and celebrity chef demonstrations. Leave the New Year diet at home for this one!

Day 2: After our full English breakfast we embark on another day about Rhubarb! Join us as we visit Old Royd’s Rhubarb experience. Our tour will include learning about how the pink vegetable became vital in medicine and how the forcing process was developed resulting in teh delicious taste we love today. You will get the opportunity to buy rhuybarb roots to grow at home. After our tour we head to Gordon Rigg Garden Centre where we wspend some time before our journey home.


Mon 24th

Cheshire Back Lanes & Shropshire Byways £14/M 6pm

Today we spend around an hour at the Bellis Bro’s Farm shop, two hours in Whitchurch’s pretty town centre, and around an hour in Ellesmere. However if the weather is poor we will change the last stop to Moreton Park Garden Centre.

 

25-29th

Blackpool £149 Single supplement £0 /M 7pm 

The North Shore Hotel, Blackpool

✓✓ Complimentary Wifi          ✓✓ Hairdryer & iron
✓✓ Tea/Coffee                           ✓✓ This hotel has a lift

Situated in a prime sea front position on Blackpool’s North Shore. Relax in the sea view bar and dine overlooking the sea from the restaurant. Blackpool centre is around 10 minutes walk away.

HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS
»» 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast
»» Coach excursions as described
»» Soup & sandwich on day 3
»» Live entertainment each night

Day 1: A stop at one of our favourite garden Centres on our way to Blackpool – Barton Grange. They do the most delicious blueberry scones here!! We arrive in Blackpool shortly after lunchtime.


Day 2: A day at leisure in Blackpool to explore at your pace. Why not ride on one of the famous trams?

Day 3: Lake District: Amblesde and Haye Garden World including soup and a sandwich.

Day 4: A full day trip to the Yorkshire Dales National Park where we take a scenic drive through the Ribble Valley and stop at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes – either wander into town or take some time out to taste the various delicious cheese available here.

Fri 28th

Bury’s famous market £14/M 6pm