Monday 31st January 2022 to Friday 4th February 2022
“Who’s ready to get away from it all for dining well and relaxing easy in the prettiest nooks of the nation?” We want to banish your winter blues with a stop in Chester en-route to Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle. The Castle offers a wide variety of activities and first-class entertainment, set amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Welsh countryside. During your stay there will be two days for you to enjoy and partake in the facilities and activities, with a day out on Wednesday to Llandudno. Returning home via The Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet for some retail therapy. Very limited number of single rooms available
Monday 14th February 2022 to Thursday 17th February 2022
It’s been a while since we had the opportunity to provide a Mystery Holiday and so be prepared to experience the warms of the Channel Sea or the chills of the Scottish Glens. Pack a case with all the essentials just in case you must shelter from the rain or bask in the glorious sunshine. One thing we can promise is the usual quality and service provided by Hollinsheads and as this is a Mystery Tour, we also guarantee a bed and a kettle. We have a limited number of single rooms available without a supplement.
Friday 25th February 2022 to Sunday 27th February 2022
Enjoy the majestic City of Leeds on Friday for some retail therapy, sightseeing or urban exploration, before making our way to your hotel to relax and recuperate. Our short stay at The Leeds Mercure Parkway Hotel, in its beautiful grounds offers a unique base for this mini break. On Saturday, The Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival will be in full swing. The festival centres on the Cathedral precinct and the Bull Ring in Wakefield with other parts of the city joining in with fringe and food events to celebrate all things rhubarb. There are many unique Rhubarb goodies on offer, all with tastings of course. Wrapped up by an exciting entertainment programme including cookery demonstrations, street performers, comedy acts and live music, the Wakefield Rhubarb Festival is a vibrant addition to Yorkshire’s calendarWe had many disappointed customers (Norma) who missed out on this when we ran it as a mystery tour. Unfortunately, the front seat has been reserved for this holiday. (Sadly the Rhubarb Farm is closed until 2023.) We return home after our busy weekend eating, drinking and hopefully being merry via The Trafford Centre for some last-minute purchases or just to wander around the massive site.
Monday 28th March 2022 to Friday 1st April 2022
Staying at the Tinto Hotel, Biggar which offers an ideal base in South Lanarkshire to explore local places of interest such as The Rosslyn Chapel as featured in the movie “The Da Vinci Code” and onto the capital City of Edinburgh, with its historic buildings and magnificent Castle. Another day excursion will take in the beautiful seaside town of Ayr, en-route you will visit Dumfries House which is part of the Prince’s Foundation with an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. Regarded as one of Britain’s best kept heritage secrets, with sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings. Finally, a visit to the historical spar town of Moffat and then returning to the hotel for afternoon Cream Tea.
Friday 8th April 2022 to Monday 11th April 2022
The Cotswolds speak for themselves as one of most beautiful parts of The British Isles. Quaint villages dotted along medieval roads and unblemished countryside makes this a must destination for relaxation, staying at the Stourport Manor Sure Hotel, Stourport on Severn. We have two guided tours for you to enjoy, one is based on the world’s longest running radio drama, based on the ‘everyday lives of country folk’ ‘The Archers’ it will take you through the fictional ‘Borsetshire’ villages, the afternoon will be spent on ‘The Blossom Trail’ which will explore the numerous varieties and colours of the fruit trees of The Cotswolds. On Sunday you will be exploring Worcester and an opportunity to visit the Cathedral.
Monday 18th April 2022 to Friday 22nd April 2022
Our base will be the Metropole Hotel in Mid Wales, with excellent leisure facilities including a rock spa, swimming pool and gym. Enjoy a break away from it all in one of the luxurious hotel bedrooms, sample the delicious Welsh fayre in one of the 2 award-winning restaurants or just relax and unwind in the leisure facilities. Whilst there you will explore The Elan Valley Visitors Centre to take in the beautiful scenery followed by free time in Llandrindod Wells. Travelling through Mid Wales to Llandovery and onto Brecon for a relaxing cruise on the Brecon and Monmouthshire waterway. An excursion through the picturesque Welsh Mountains and into Aberystwyth for a breath of ‘sea air’.
Monday 2nd May 2022 to Friday 6th May 2022
Make a visit to The Welsh Capital City for a break with a difference. You will be guided though The Royal Mint Visitors Centre and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to see The Cardiff Arms Park Choir rehearsal. A Guide will direct you though the City and the renovated Cardiff Bay as seen in a number of BBC ‘Dr.Who’ and Torchwood’ episodes. A must visit while in Cardiff is the well-maintained Medieval Castle with its Victorian Gothic Mansion, built from the remains of the Roman Fort and Walls of Cardiff. Our base will be The Angel Hotel positioned in the centre of the city and conveniently placed near all the popular landmarks and retail outlets. The Hotel restaurant features an ever-changing menu of seasonal dishes, created using high quality ingredients from local producers.
Monday 9th May 2022 to Friday 13th May 2022
The Esplanade Hotel is a 4-star hotel overlooking the famous Fistral Beach in Newquay, which is famed for its laid-back beach vibe and has a range of family entertainment on offer. Take a seat in our ocean-facing dining space for a coastal dining experience to remember. Day trips available during your stay include a day to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and an hour river cruise from Falmouth to Truro on the River Fal. With admission into The Eden Project there is a feast for the senses that can be experienced in so many different ways, whether you’re looking for a calming immersion in nature or a fun-packed day of excitement.
Thursday 26th May 2022 to Wednesday 1st June 2022
Our first destination is in the shadow of Ben Nevis for an overnight stop at Fort William. The following day sees us travelling north to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the bridge to Skye, then onto our second stop for two nights at The Dunollie Hotel. On Skye you will be treated to a tour of the Isle, with a stop at the main town of Portree provide by a local coach company. We journey to Armadale for ferry back onto the mainline at Mallaig and then travelling across the ‘Road of the Isle’ to Lochaline for a short afternoon crossing to Fishnish on the Isle of Mull, passing the cliff top Duart Castle en-route to Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa. There is a scenic journey across the Isle to Fionnphort, with an opportunity to visit via a foot passenger crossing to the Isle of Iona and visit the Abbey, the resting place of 48 ancient Scottish Kings. Taking the morning crossing from Craignure to Oban for some free time in the town before making our way to our final overnight stop at Arrochar Hotel, then returning south the following day.
Monday 6th June 2022 to Saturday 11th June 2022
Once again staying at the popular The Bedford Hotel to enjoy 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, (no small tables less than 6 are available in the dining room). A beautiful, friendly and family-run Hotel on the seafront. Set in a historic regency house, which offers comfortable and stylish accommodation with stunning views of Lyme Bay. Day excursions available include Powderham Castle, set in the picturesque deer park beside the River Exe. The Castle is one of Devon’s oldest family homes, with 600 years of history. A day out to Weymouth with visit to Portland Bill and a chance to see the unique coastal feature of Chisel Beach. Enjoy a narrow-gauge tram ride from Seaton to Colyton following the course of the River Ax. We have a limited number of single rooms without suppliment
Monday 20th June 2022 to Friday 24th June 2022
Catching a mid-afternoon ferry from Holyhead to our destination at The Arklow Bay Hotel, situated on the outskirts of the town of Arklow and set within the beautiful grounds. The Hotel has a separate building for leisure facilities, which include sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and pool. During the holiday there will be excursions which include The Powerscourt Estate Gardens and Waterfall, which was used as a backdrop for the 2002 version of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo.’ A trip to The Irish National Stud with its Japanese Gardens, described as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. Enjoy a guided tour of Wicklow Mountains and the Vale of Avoca, the town was used to film the BBC series ‘Ballykissangel.
Thursday 7th July 2022 to Monday 11th July 2022
A stunning 17th Century Jacobean Manor House set in picturesque County Durham, offers guests a taste of fine dining and luxury befitting its name. Your journey North crosses the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, passing through sleepy villages and unbroken scenery. Day trips include Bowes Museum to see the internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts, a full day to explore the City of Durham and a visit to Raby Castle, which is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of fallow deer live wild. Finally, to see High Force Waterfall, where the River Tees had plunged down into the gorge for thousands of years, reveal the amazing rock features below.
Friday 15th July 2022 to Monday 18th July 2022
Once again, we pay a visit to The Kensington Hotel for a summer vacation. The Hotel is a classically styled Victorian, seafront property prominently positioned on the central promenade with spectacular views of the Great Orme and Llandudno Bay. Travelling to our Hotel we will make a stop at the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct at Trevor for a 45 minute cruise on a narrow boat across the 126ft high aquaduct above the River Dee. Saturday is free for all your retail therapy needs in Llandudno and on Sunday we will visit Penrhyn Castle to see the Walled Garden and to view the Penrhyn Collection. As we return home, we will stop in Chester to explore the history of the ancient City or to wander the shops looking for bargains.
Monday 18th July 2022 to Friday 22nd July 2022
We will be warmly welcomed at the newest member of the Warner Leisure Hotels’ family. A beautiful Hotel with more than 180 years of history, but utterly modern outlook. It’s perfect setting for a short break exploring and relaxing in rural Warwickshire. En-route to our destination we will stop in Birmingham City Centre for a few hours to wonder around the markets or explore the many retail outlets. You will have two free days to immerse yourself in all the Castle has to offer, which could make this the hardest decision you make as there so many activities such as hiring a bike, archery, gin tasting, walking the grounds, spa day, exercise in the gym, swim in the heated pool, yoga and so much more. A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon is scheduled for a full day out to see Shakespeare’s Home and explore this beautiful English Town. Very limited number of single rooms available.
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 to Saturday 6th August 2022
Prepare yourself for a busy few days travelling the Isle of Man. Staying in Douglas at The Palace Hotel & Casino on the seafront, they offer a number of leisure facilities such as an indoor pool, gym and spa. Good food and drink are essential for any getaway and the Palace offers an excellent dining experience. Our adventures include a journey on The Manx Electric Railway to Ramsey, which allow you to hop on and off, giving you ample opportunity to explore The Isle and The Laxey Wheel. You are booked onto The Steam Railway travelling from Douglas to Port Erin. We will be treated to a guided tour of the Isle.
Monday 15th August 2022 to Friday 19th August 2022
Pleasantly located just over the bridge onto Hayling Island, The Langstone 4-star Hotel has a very modern atmosphere with high standards in both the public areas and bedrooms. The restaurant has a good reputation and diners can enjoy the view out over the water to the mainland. The Hotel offers leisure facilities included a heated swimming pool, spa and sauna. During your stay you have an ultimate explorer’s ticket to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with its numerous exhibitions, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and access The Mary Rose exhibition. You will be treated to a full days guided tour of The South Downs with a local guide.
Thursday 8th September 2022 to Wednesday 14th September 2022
Travelling South to Bournemouth for an overnight stay at The West Cliffe Hotel before boarding the ferry to St. Helier on Jersey. We have booked reserved seats in the Horizon Lounge on the ferry for your crossing. Spending 4 nights at The Merton Hotel, St. Helier which has been delighting guests for over 90 years and is Jersey’s biggest resort hotel offering an unbeatable range of facilities for guests to enjoy. Situated just 10 minutes walk away from the Town centre, this is an ideal base for Island explorers. Whilst on the Island you will be given a guided tour of Jersey provided by a local company in minibuses and you will be treated to wine tasting at La Mare Wine Estate at St. Marys. We return to Bournemouth for an overnight stay before travelling northward.
Monday 19th September 2022 to Friday 23rd September 2022
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa is only minutes’ walk from seven miles of award-winning sandy beaches and close to the vibrant cafes of Bournemouth. Situated atop the prestigious East Cliff of Bournemouth this contemporary hotel offers some of the best views in town. Meals will be served in the Atlantic Restaurant with Chef driven local dishes to treat your senses. Excursions during your stay include entry to The Beaulieu Estate with its National Motor Museum, Palace House, Abbey ruins and the Monastic Life Exhibit. A Sea trip from Poole Harbour to Swanage, then Swanage to Norden, Wareham by train. You will have a free in Bournemouth to enjoy the area or just relax in the hotel and sample its excellent facilities.