Sun 1st – Mon 2nd Peak District and Chatsworth House £99:00 Single supplement £15:00
Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa. Entry to Chatsworth House & Gardens and a private group afternoon tea
Day 1: Today we stop at the High Legh Garden Centre before heading to the historic town of Lichfield where we will spend a few hours this afternoon. We head to the hotel arriving in good time to use the hotel facilities before our carvery dinner.
Day 2: A leisurely breakfast before heading into the heart of the Peak District. Were we visit Chatsworth House & Gardens, the home of the Duke of Devonshire since 1552. Here we are booked in for afternoon tea before departure. We also call at Chatsworth House farm shop before our journey home.
Sunday 1st Llangollen for the Transport Festival £12:00 No admission included. (M)
Tuesday 3rd City of Leeds £16:50 (E)
Thursday 5th City of Chester £24:00 (M)
Included in this tour, afternoon tea on board the Chester Mill Boat.
We have the whole morning and lunchtime in the City of Chester. You will be picked up and taken down to the Chester Mill. We board the cruiser at 3.45pm and enjoy an hour long cruise with afternoon tea served on board.
Friday 6th to Monday 9th Scarborough & Whitby Long Weekend £209:00 Single supplement £58:00
Dinner bed & breakfast at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough coach and excursions
Day 1: A full day excursion to York before arriving at our hotel in Scarborough where porterage is included.
Day 2: A full day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful harbour town of Scarborough.
Day 3: A full day excursion to Whitby.
Day 4: A leisurely breakfast before visiting Bridlington then our journey back home.
Saturday 7th Southport £14:00 (M)
Saturday 7th Southport Airshow (Travel Only) £14:00 (M)
Monday 9th Ludlow £14:00 (M)
Thursday 12th Snowdonia tour £12:00 (M)
Friday 13th Portmeirion £22:00 (M)
Includes entry into Portmeirion
Saturday 14th Liverpool for the Terracotta Warriors (travel only) £13:00 (M)
Saturday 14th Summer Mystery including Lunch £25:00 (E)
Sun 15th to Wed 18th Northumberland £249:00 Single supplement £25:00
Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Jury’s Inn, Gateshead Quays. Coach Travel & Excursions. Entry to Cragside house & gardens (NT members will get a £15 refund if you bring your NT card), entry to Beamish:
Day 1: This morning we head up to the North East, arriving at the Cragside National Trust property just after lunchtime. Described in 1880 as ‘a palace of the modern magician’, Cragside House, Gardens and Woodland is a truly unique visitor attraction in the heart of Northumberland. Situated near Rothbury, it was the family home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and industrialist. There is rhododendron maze, a waterfall and the estate has more than 30 miles of footpaths and lakeside walks.
Day 2: After yesterday’s busy day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departure. Today we visit Beamish, which is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall. Experience firsthand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and rebuilt to give visitors a real sense of history. We enjoy around 4 hours at Beamish.
Day 3: Today we enjoy a full day excursion including Lindisfarne & Holy Island and a visit to Bamburgh. Today’s itinerary times may be subject to change around the tide times to Holy Island.
Day 4: We enjoy a full breakfast before heading homeward bound. We have a stop in the delightful Yorkshire Town of Thirsk where we enjoy our lunchtime for a couple of hours before commencing our journey homeward bound. Your Hotel: The Jury’s Inn, Newcastle Gateshead Quays in an absolutely stunning setting on the banks of the River Tyne. The hotel has free Wifi, a riverside restaurant and a number of accessible rooms for anyone that needs them. The Millenium bridge is only a three-minute walk away so your evenings can be spent enjoying this beautiful City.
Sunday 15th Tram Sunday, Fleetwood £15:00 (E)
Thu 19th Soltaire Village World Heritage Site (free entry) £16:00 (E)
Located not too far from Bradford, Saltaire Village is named after Sir Titus Sat who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and also built the little Italianate style village on the River Aire. Hugely productive in its time, Salts mill turned out 18 miles of worsted cloth a day on 1200 looms attended to by 300 workers. If you visit the Salts Mill today you will find many pieces of artwork such as those of David Hockney and a permanent exhibition of the story of Saltaire. The village is still a place where people live and you will find many places to eat. There is also the Victoria Hall which is a beautiful building which you are welcome to look around.
Friday 20th Llyn Peninsula tour. £12:00 (R)
Saturday 21st Shrewsbury, including a River Severn cruise with tea and coffee. £22:00 (M)
Sun 22nd to Mon 23rd Worcester & Malvern £79:00 No single supplement
Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Stourport Manor Hotel. Coach excursions & travel.
This itinerary will be available in the new year (we are awaiting some information)
Wednesday 25th Alton Towers (admission included)
Age 0-2 £10, Age 3-11 £43, Age 12+ £48 (M)
Wednesday 25th Lake District explorer £26:50 (E)
This tour includes free time in Bowness-on-Windermere: cruise from Bowness to Ambleside: free time in Ambleside.
Saturday 28th Bury Market £14:00 (M)
Saturday 28th Crich Tramway Museum. (admission included) £14:00 (E)
Step back in time into the Crich village. Home to the largest collection of working trams in the UK. The 1.5 mile tramway incorporates a village setting which includes a Victorian pub, a town hall, cafeteria and sweet shop. Collect your old penny as you enter the site and swap this with the conductor for a ticket to ride the trams all day.
Sunday 29th Macclesfield Treacle Market. £14:00 (M)
30th-31st July 2018 Oxford & Blenheim Palace £104:00 Single supplement £30:00
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Jury’s Inn, Oxford
Day 1: A full day excursion to the City of Oxford.
Day 2: 4 hours free time at Blenheim Palace. Entry to the Palace and Gardens included.
Mon 30th July to Fri 3rd Paignton (Devon) £309:00 Single supplement
Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Queens Hotel, Paignton. Coach excursions & travel.
Paignton on the English Riviera is a thriving holiday resort and is one of the three coastal towns that make up Torbay, affectionately known as The English Riviera, together with Brixham & Torquay. Paignton has a thriving pier and a busy harbour so no doubt you will have plenty to do during this week away.
Day 1: This morning we head straight to Paignton with comfort breaks along the way as required.
Day 2: After our traditional English breakfast we have a full day at leisure to enjoy Paignton. Perhaps you would like to enjoy the sandy beaches or the bustling harbour.
Day 3: A full day excursion – after a leisurely breakfast we head out for a scenic drive through Shaldon & Teignmouth, stopping at Exeter – a vibrant city with a long and varied history dating right back to Roman times.
Day 4: Today’s excursion takes us to the beautiful town of Dartmouth – stunning all year round but mid-summer is just wonderful. Dartmouth is also a food-lovers paradise and you will be sure to find Vicky out sampling the local Devon Ice Cream and fudge!
Day 5: After breakfast, we head for home, with comfort breaks along the way.