June 2021

Monday 14th June 2021 to Monday 14th June 2021

 

We are back on the road again....

 

All up-to-date guidance will be followed.

We recommend wearing a face mask to get on and off the coach. Please do not travel if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.   Please note: Travel Insurance on our holidays is no longer available from the office.    

Sunday 20th June 2021 to Thursday 24th June 2021
The three-star Caledonian Hotel is situated in the leafy suburb of Jesmond near Newcastle. We have planned visits to Alnwick Castle and Gardens, into Newcastle for a cruise on the River Tyne and a tour of the Heritage Coastline of Northumbria with a visit to Lindisfarne (tide permitting).        

July 2021

Friday 16th July 2021 to Monday 19th July 2021
Our annual summer trip to Llandudno is returning to the Kensington Hotel. We will stop en-route or if the sun is shining go straight to Llandudno. Saturday is a day in Llandudno for you to explore all this seaside town has to offer. On Sunday we have a full day excursion to the breath-taking village of Portmeirion.
Friday 16th July 2021 to Wednesday 21st July 2021
We return to Sidmouth and The Bedford Hotel, where we have enjoyed the excellent hospitality the Hotel has to offer. The dining room offers only tables of 6 to 8 people. During our trip we will be visiting the Hestercombe Gardens, trip on the Tiverton Canal, Axminster with the Axminster Carpet Museum. We have a day free in Sidmouth to view the Jurassic Coastline. Limited number of single rooms available
Sunday 25th July 2021 to Friday 30th July 2021
Returning to the Best Western Palace Hotel with its prime seafront location for our 2021 visit. Travelling to Heysham for the lunchtime ferry to Douglas, arriving early evening at the hotel. During our stay there will be a day tour of the island with a local guide, an excursion on the Manx Electric Railway and visit to Lady Isabelle, the world’s largest waterwheel and admission to Cregneash, open air folk museum. There is still some availablity - The island is fully reopen for tourists on 28th June. To Travel : You do not have any covid-19 symptoms and have had your two vaccines at least two weeks ahead of the arrival date. At the moment you need your masks and they will need to be worn on the ferry, we will wait and see if Boris eases the restrictions on 19th July as he hopes to do.      

August 2021

Monday 9th August 2021 to Friday 13th August 2021
We have visited the Wensum Valley Hotel on numerous occasions. The Hotel has full leisure facilities including a swimming pool and prides itself on its food that is freshly prepared from local producers. During our stay we have a planned cruise on the Norfolk Boards and a day at Her Majesty’s favourite retreat of Sandringham, as well as a behind the scenes tour of the Thursford Show.
Monday 23rd August 2021 to Sunday 29th August 2021
The journey heads south towards Southampton for the ferry across the Solent onto the Island. The Ocean View Hotel, Shanklin offers some wonderful views over the English Channel. There are several day trips during the holiday, which includes seeing the Needles (weather permitting) and the seaside town of Yarmouth. An outing to Ryde and the Rosemary Vineyard with wine tasting. A visit to Ventnor and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Finally, Osborne House former home of Queen Victoria. There are a limited number of single rooms available.
Friday 27th August 2021 to Sunday 29th August 2021
EDINBURGH HAS DECIDED NOT TO GO AHEAD WITH THE TATTOO, SADLY THIS HOLIDAY IS CANCELLED On our way North we will make a stop at the Falkirk Wheel, which is a rotating boat lift in central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, before arriving at the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling. On Saturday after a leisurely breakfast then heading off to Edinburgh for some free time before taking your seats in the Blue area (band B) for the Tattoo at 6:30pm. Sandwiches will be served at the hotel on our return.    

September 2021

Friday 3rd September 2021 to Sunday 5th September 2021
A rare opportunity to explore York for shopping or relaxation. Our base is the 4 star Marriott Hotel, with its lush greenery and gardens. The Hotel boosts a modern fitness centre, an indoor pool, tennis courts and a spa. Arriving Friday lunchtime and departing Sunday afternoon giving you ample time to explore York at your leisure. The Hotel is on the main road into the City so bring your bus pass or enjoy the walk.
Friday 17th September 2021 to Monday 20th September 2021
The Hotel used to be the control tower for the Hatfield aerodrome where De Havilland planes were test flown. After refurbishment it has been brought into the 21st century. Some bedrooms are situated in a separate building 25m away. On Saturday we visit the De Havilland Aircraft Museum for a 2hr guided tour, with light refreshments, then onto Hatfield House and Gardens for a 1hr tour of the House, with afternoon tea.  Sunday, we can make the short trip into London to the RAF Museum.

October 2021

Friday 15th October 2021 to Sunday 17th October 2021
Travelling to Windsor for free time before arriving at your base for the weekend at the Holiday Inn at Heathrow. The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew is the place to be to catch the finest autumnal colours in London, with a vast collection of 14,000 trees in the Arboretum using the Land Train to help you get around. On Sunday we return home via Westonbirt Arboretum to enjoy the ‘Autumn Tints’ on their Victorian landscape with international significant tree and shrub collection.
Thursday 21st October 2021 to Sunday 24th October 2021
Set in the Lake District National Park, the Shap Wells Hotel sits amidst the beautiful scenery of the Lakes. This 19th Century building has been sympathetically extended retaining a country house atmosphere. There are walks in the grounds but watch out for the red squirrels. Enjoy a scenic tour through the Lake District, view the Autumn Tints with a cruise on one of the Lakes and visit to the Lakes Distillery.
Friday 22nd October 2021 to Sunday 24th October 2021
The Autumn trip to the beautiful Snowdonia region of Wales. Our base is the Kensington Hotel in Llandudno. En-route to our Hotel you will stop at the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, which has plenty to offer. The annual sightseeing tour of the Snowdonia National Park to see the Autumn Tints and a visit to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill on Angelsey. Returning home via St. Asaph Tweedmill for some final bargains.

November 2021

Monday 15th November 2021 to Wednesday 17th November 2021
Join us for our annual trip to see the amazing Christmas Spectacular and our base will be the Wensum Valley Hotel. The show changes dramatically each year and people return time after time to marvel at the fabulous costumes, dancing and musical productions. Weather permitting, we shall visit Sheringham before the Matinee performance of the Christmas Spectacular with seats in the centre of the Theatre.
Monday 29th November 2021 to Friday 3rd December 2021
Staying at Warner’s Holme Lacey Hotel to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations rolled into one. The Holme Lacey Hotel is a Georgian House built in 1674, a great example of the Warner brand and is set in 50 acres of beautiful formal gardens. There will be evening entertainment during the stay and leisure facilities available include an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, with plenty of free time to enjoy the Hotel facilities. During your stay there will be an excursion into the Cathedral Town of Hereford and a trip to Ledbury. There are a limited number of single rooms available.

December 2021

Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 5th December 2021
We will make a stop at Gloucester Quays to enjoy some retail therapy or the Historic Docks before arriving at Tiverton Hotel. On Saturday there will be a day out in the local area, then in the evening make our way to Minehead, where a shuttle bus transfers you into Dunster Village, which is lit up by hundreds of candles and lots of street entertainment.
Friday 10th December 2021 to Monday 13th December 2021
We head south to Oxford to grab a few things from the Christmas Market en route to the Novotel Hotel in Bristol. We have a full day at Longleat stately home and for 2021 we invite you to join us for a thrilling performance from around the world, filled with extraordinary creatures, magnificent scenery and stunning structures. On Sunday we shall spend the morning in Bristol to enjoy the Christmas Market there.