Saturday 14th March 2020
Cathedrals, Museums, Cruise on River Mersey or just enjoy some retail therapy.
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Enjoy your meal and some time in Llandudno before returning to the Kensington at 4pm for Tea/Coffee and scones.
Saturday 11th April 2020
Departing Biddulph at 7.30, we head south for a coffee stop en-route at Bicester. With the success of the TV series “Downton Abbey”, Highclere has had a renaissance in popularity. The Jacobethan facade was used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and for most of the interior filming including the dining hall, the entrance room and the staircase. The Castle’s cellars became home to Egyptian artefacts after the 5th Earl, an enthusiastic amateur Egyptologist, sponsored the excavation of tombs in Thebes in 1907. He later accompanied archaeologist Howard Carter during the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. The 1st Earl had his park laid out according to a design by Capability Brown in 1774–1777, moving the village in the process. The remains of the church of 1689 are at the south-west corner of the castle. The Lebanon Cedars are believed to be descended from seed brought to England from Lebanon by the 17th century seed collector Edward Pococke. We will depart Highclere at 5pm, heading back home. Price includes admission into the Castle, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition.
Saturday 18th April 2020
Departing Biddulph at 7.00am, we head south for London, making a comfort stop en route. The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon in 1922. Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and presented in London TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh unveils more than 150 original objects from the tomb, 60 of which have travelled out of Egypt for the first and final time before they return for permanent display within the Grand Egyptian Museum which is currently under construction. Our tour of the Exhibition is 1.00pm Come and discover the most famous of the Pharaohs, and the young sovereign’s personal belongings as you follow his passage into everlasting life. There is time for you to explore the local area, where there are shops and restaurants, before we depart London at 5.00pm.
Wednesday 27th May 2020