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ARTS AND CRAFTS IN THE COTSWOLDS
Wed 26/04/2017
..... £44.50
Rodmartin Manor and Gardens are the supreme example of a house built and furnished to Arts and Crafts ideals and was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style. All Saints Church Selsley rises over a hundred feet to catch the changing Cotswold light on its French Gothic gables: the last of the great Cotswold wool churches and the first to exhibit work of the craftsman movement. There are three stained glass windows by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and Edward Burne-Jones in the third window. Also visiting the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum - 'The Wilson', with its superb 'Arts & Crafts' collection, with superb examples from William Morris and his contemporaries.
THE 5* WALDORF HILTON, LONDON & DINE AT THE HOMAGE RESTAURANT
Sun 07/05/2017 to Mon 08/05/2017
..... £179.50
A unique opportunity to stay at the famous 5* Waldorf Hilton, one of Covent Garden’s grandest hotels. The glorious Waldorf dates back to 1908, and is one of the most historic hotels in London. The splendid rooms are smartly decorated, with soft carpeting, subtle artwork and sleek marble bathrooms. A three-course dinner in included at the Homage Grand Salon dining room, which was inspired by the grand cafes of Europe. On Monday morning there will be time for visiting Somerset House, Covent Garden or the Neal Street and Longacre Shops before visiting Knightsbridge with its famous department stores – Harrods and Harvey Nichols or South Kensington the V&A and Natural History Museums.
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
Wed 10/05/2017
..... £49.50
Starring X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, Bill Kenwright’s brilliant production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical. Retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Raised stalls seats for the matinee performance at the Wales Millennium Centre.
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MALVERN & THE ELGAR TRAIL
Thu 11/05/2017
..... £39.50
Enjoy the peaceful, pastoral landscapes of the Malvern Hills which inspired Elgar’s music. It seems a far cry from the boisterous scenes which typify the Last Night of the Proms, or a triumphant rugby crowd. The will be free time in Malvern and a visit to Elgar’s family home, now a museum at Broadheath.
MORGAN FACTORY TOUR
Thu 11/05/2017
..... £49.50
For over 100 years the Morgan Motor Company have been making exciting sports cars in the beautiful spa town of Malvern. Morgan cars are famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance. Equally at home on the race track or the open road, there is nothing quite like a Morgan. Includes a guided factory tour to see skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make their sports cars
DYLAN THOMAS INSPIRATION
Sun 14/05/2017 to Mon 15/05/2017
..... £109.50
Visit the resting place of Welsh Poet, Dylan Thomas at Laugharne and the Boathouse, where he and Caitlin spent their happiest times. There will be an opportunity to take the ‘Dylan Thomas Walk’ finishing at Brown’s Hotel. In addition to visiting his home at No 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, the house where Dylan was born and grew into adulthood and its park, which was the inspiration for the “Hunchback in the Park”. Visit the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, other locations in the ‘ugly, lovely town’ and Mumbles. Staying at the 4* Mercure Swansea Hotel (HB), which offers good standards and is set in its own landscaped grounds.
MONTACUTE HOUSE (NT) & WELLS
Thu 18/05/2017
..... £34.50
Montacute House is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone, and its surrounding gardens it is a place of beauty and wonder. Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishop's Palace.
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SANDRINGHAM, CAMBRIDGE & ELY
Fri 19/05/2017 to Sun 21/05/2017
..... £229.50
Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park. Also visiting the historic city of Ely, home to one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in England and the opportunity to experience the wonderful tradition of English choral music. On the return journey visit Banbury made famous by the rhyme, 'Ride a Cock Horse', which has made it one of the best-known towns in England. At the 4* Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, which offers good standards of comfort and leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool (half board).
COMPTON VERNEY CREATING THE COUNTRYSIDE 1600–2017
Sat 20/05/2017
..... £39.50
A major new exhibition that explores our relationship with the countryside bringing together the work of artists including John Constable, George Stubbs, Samuel Palmer, Stanley Spencer and Clare Leighton. There will also be contemporary responses by artists including Mat Collishaw, Sigrid Holmwood, Hilary Jack, Delaine Le Bas and Ingrid Pollard offering new reflections on that most timeless of ideas, the ‘green and pleasant land’. Take a charming tour of the Cotswolds and visiting Stow on the Wold.
BRISTOL & THE SS GREAT BRITAIN
Tue 23/05/2017
..... £43.50
Visit Bristol’s number one attraction, Brunel’s SS Great Britain – ‘the ship that changed the world’. It has enjoyed over 170 years, travelled a million miles at sea and been around the world 32 times. There will also be time to visit Bristol Shopping Quarter, one of the riverside restaurants and visit the Arnolfini Gallery - Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
Thu 25/05/2017
..... £84.50
The world’s best-loved and most vibrant flower show! Includes free time on Chelsea’s Kings Road before afternoon/evening entry located in the Royal Hospital grounds.
HAMPTON COURT PALACE, BROOKLANDS MUSEUM & THE WATERCRESS LINE STEAM RAILWAY
Fri 02/06/2017 to Sun 04/06/2017
..... £219.50
Discover the magnificence of Henry VIII's favourite royal residence with the sights and sounds of the bustling Base Court and breath-taking grandeur of the State Rooms of one of the greatest palaces on earth. Experience the golden age of steam! Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel ten miles through the heart of quintessential English countryside by steam train. Also visiting Brooklands Museum, the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed in 1907. It is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. The 4* Coppid Beech Hotel, Berkshire, built in a Bavarian style offers exceptional standards of comfort and facilities including a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi (half board).
HIGHLIGHTS OF NORMANDY & THE D-DAY COMMEMORATIONS
Sun 04/06/2017 to Wed 07/06/2017
..... £289.50
Our tour coincides with the Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Landings, where Normandy welcomes veterans, their families and visitors from Britain for the parades, services of Remembrance and firework displays. Join us on this emotive tour sailing on-board Brittany Ferries cruise-ferry. During our four-day break there will be an opportunity for personal visits to gravesides of relatives who paid the ultimate sacrifice to free Europe from the tyranny of the Nazi’s. Also visiting Normandy’s Flower Coast, Honfleur with its historic inner harbour, Bayeux location of the famous tapestry and the classic seaside resort of Trouville. At a 3* hotel near Caen (including breakfast). A full itinerary available on request.
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FROGMORE HOUSE GARDENS
Tue 06/06/2017
..... £43.50
Frogmore House has been a favourite royal retreat for more than 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it became royal property when it was purchased for George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte, in 1792. The garden and lake are largely the creation of Queen Charlotte, who had a passionate interest in botany. In the 1790s the Queen introduced over 4,000 trees and shrubs to create a model ‘picturesque’ landscape, which in the last century was restored by Queen Mary and enhanced for Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Also visiting Royal Windsor.
THE BISHOP’S PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL AT WELLS & STREET
Sat 10/06/2017
..... £34.50
Set in the heart of the city and in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace has 800 years of history set in 14 acres of gardens where the garden festival takes place. Also discover the wells pools which gave the city its name, the formal garden and wild arboretum. Also visiting Street with its shop filled Victorian High Street, cafes and traditional pubs.
CHATSWORTH RHS FLOWER SHOW
Sun 11/06/2017 to Mon 12/06/2017
..... £149.50
The flower show is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Derbyshire Hills with the backdrop of ‘Capability’ Brown’s unforgettable landscapes at Chatsworth House. The theme of this new event is ‘Design Revolutionaries’ and it will celebrate the genius of gardeners and garden designers from both the past and the present and in particular Joseph Paxton, the estate’s former gardener. Also visiting the Dorothy Clive Garden, a magical 12-acre garden was created in 1939, when Colonel Harry Clive began his transformation of a disused Victorian quarry for his wife Dorothy There is a laburnum arch, alpine scree with pool, rose walk, AGM border, edible woodland, seasonal borders and rhododendron filled woodland with waterfall. The superb 4* Telford Hotel and Golf Resort is set in 170 acres of parkland with stunning views across the Shropshire countryside. It offers exceptional standards of comfort and facilities including a gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool (half board).
SIDMOUTH
Sat 17/06/2017
..... £29.50
Enjoy a day at the seaside at Devon’s floral resort with its superb gardens and promenade
TENBY
Wed 21/06/2017
..... £27.50
Day tour to this most popular Welsh seaside town.
BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER FESTIVAL & ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW
Sat 24/06/2017 to Sun 25/06/2017
..... £159.50
At the heart of the Blenheim Palace Flower Festival will be the largest ever Grand Floral Pavilion which will be filled with a huge range of spectacular floral displays and specialist plants. There will also be a Floral Art Marquee featuring entries of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies Floral Art Competition. There will be gardening talks led by celebrities as well as home and garden experts and a selection of beautiful show gardens as well as hundreds of quality plants and flowers available for purchase. At Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic gardens and Kew Palace, the beloved home of King George III and Princess Charlotte with its typically Georgian rooms presented as they would have been in 1804. At the superb 4* Radisson Blue Edwardian Hotel near Heathrow (Half-Board).
HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW
Thu 06/07/2017
..... £64.50
The world’s largest event of its kind set in 25 acres of the glorious parkland of historic Hampton Court. Alternatively you may visit the Tudor Palace and Gardens only = £54.50
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WINDSOR CASTLE & THAMES RIVER CRUISE
Sat 29/07/2017
..... £69.50
Includes entry to Windsor Castle for the State Rooms, St George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Dolls House. There will also be free time to explore the historic town. During the Thames cruise, pass through Windsor and Eton towards London with stunning views of Windsor Castle.
SIDMOUTH FESTIVAL
Sun 30/07/2017
..... £29.50
Britain’s floral resort resounds to the sound of music and dancing during folk week.
COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT BLENHEIM PALACE
Thu 03/08/2017
..... £57.50
Countryfile Live explores every aspect of the British countryside. Set in the grounds of the iconic Blenheim Palace, it is hosted by the stars of the successful BBC programme. Experience the very best the countryside has to offer, sampling carefully selected food and discover country crafts and arts, as well as country sports and clothing. There will be live arena shows as well as animal displays and the chance to see farming in action.
EASTBOURNE - SUMMER AT THE SEASIDE
Sat 05/08/2017 to Wed 09/08/2017
..... £339.50
The 3* Best Western Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne (HB) is located on the promenade and offers superb standards of comfort. Eastbourne is a classic British seaside resort with superb gardens and entertainment venues in its theatres or famous beachside bandstand. Everything is within easy reach with the seafront promenade virtually leading straight on to the foot of the beautiful Eastbourne Downs, Beachy Head and the town centre just a few yards walk from the centrally located Victorian Pier.
DUNSTER CASTLE (NT) & TAUNTON
Thu 10/08/2017
..... £37.50
An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens Which has existed since Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. The castle boasts spectacular views toward the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor. Taunton offers a mix of specialist and independent retailers as well as traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants.
WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY
Thu 10/08/2017
..... £43.50
The West Somerset Railway is the longest Heritage line in the UK. The steam train departs Bishops Lydeard and meanders through the Quantock Hills and along the Bristol Channel Coast to Minehead. There will be free time in Minehead before taking the return train.
LUDLOW AND THE BLACK & WHITE VILLAGES OF HEREFORDSHIRE
Wed 16/08/2017
..... £34.50
Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a historic town centre, situated on a cliff above the River Teme, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. Includes cream tea at the Gables Hotel, Weobley.
KENSINGTON PALACE REMEMBERING DIANA
Wed 16/08/2017
..... £54.50
Few people have made such an impact on the world as Diana, Princess of Wales; 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of her death and Kensington Palace will celebrate her life with a special exhibition and commemorative garden. Kensington Palace was a place of unique significance in the life of Princess Diana. As well as being her home from 1981, she also hosted regular receptions for her many charities in the State Apartments and Orangery.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING
Wed 16/08/2017
..... £79.50
The Palace's 19 State Rooms predominantly reflect the taste George IV, who commissioned the architect John Nash to transform what had previously been known as Buckingham House into a grand palace. Today the State Rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. Buckingham Palace day tours include a two-course carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel, an audio-guided tour of the state rooms and entry to the special exhibition
SUMMER IN BRUGGE
Mon 21/08/2017 to Thu 24/08/2017
..... £279.50
If you set out to design a fairy-tale medieval town, it would be hard to improve on Brugge with its picturesque cobbled streets and dreamy canals linking stunning market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old whitewashed almshouses. Explore its Gothic buildings, tempting chocolate shops and candlelit restaurants. We recommend taking a horse drawn carriage or a boat cruise on the canal. Included is a demonstration of hand-made chocolate and walking tour of the city. Also included is an optional half-day tour to Ypres visiting locations relating to The Great War and to attend the famous Ceremony of The Last Post at the Menin Gate. Based at the 4* Academie Hotel (includes breakfast) in the heart of Brugge near the Lake of Love and De Halve Maan Brewery. Via Eurotunnel.
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THE GREAT WAR CENTENARY TOUR ‘PASSCHENDAELE – THEY CALLED IT HELL!’
Mon 21/08/2017 to Thu 24/08/2017
..... £279.50
This poignant tour marks the 100th anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres. Visit the charming town of Ypres rebuilt in traditional style after the devastation of 1914-18, attend the Ceremony of the Last Post at the Menin Gate and visit St George’s Memorial Chapel. Battlefield tours along the Ypres Salient, Passchendaele Trench Museum, Zonnebeke and the iconic Red Dragon Memorial at Iron Cross, where Welsh poet Hedd Wynn was mortally wounded. Visit the ‘Trench of Death’ at Diksmuide and the Ijzer Tower Museum. Enjoy Brugge with its Gothic buildings, picturesque cobbled streets, tempting chocolate shops and candlelit restaurants. The tour will be led by an experienced battlefields guide and based at the superb 4* Academie Hotel, Brugge (includes breakfast).
HIGHCLERE CASTLE FILMING LOCATION OF TVs DOWNTON ABBEY
Mon 21/08/2017
..... £49.50
Lord Carnavon’s country house, built in the Jacobethan style, with parkland designed by Capability Brown. Also visiting the historic market town of Marlborough with its eclectic mix of independent shops. Incudes dinner at the Castle and Ball Olde English Inn
NORTH WALES HIGHLIGHTS & CHESTER
Fri 25/08/2017 to Mon 28/08/2017
..... £289.50
A four-day break visiting Llangollen, including a canal cruise across the famous ‘Canal in the Sky’ - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Bettws-Y-Coed and the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. One of the highlights of the tour will be an ascent via cog railway to the peak of Snowdon with its 3560ft-high, ‘Summit Café’. On the return journey travel via the Welsh Marches and visit Church Stretton, which lies between the Long Mynd, Cardingmill Valley and Caer Caradoc with its interesting array of antique shops, cafes and traditional pubs. There will be free time at the historic walled city of Chester. The 3* Rossett Hall Hotel near Chester is located in the picturesque village of Rossett (half board
5* LONDON - BANK HOLIDAY BREAK
Sun 27/08/2017 to Mon 28/08/2017
..... £149.50
Based at the exceptional 5* Grange Hotel Tower Hill, which offers superb standards and facilities including a fully equipped gym, spa and indoor swimming pool (with English breakfast). Free time for dining at one of London’s famous restaurants, shopping at Oxford and Regent Streets or Knightsbridge with its famous department stores – Harrods and Harvey Nichols and to visit the South Kensington museums. Or you may wish to take an open-top bus tour, ride the London Eye, ascend The Shard or take a Thames river cruise. Entry and audio guided tour of Buckingham Palace State Rooms and the special summer exhibition available at £18 per person.
KELMSCOTT MANOR
Thu 07/09/2017
..... £49.50
Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues. When Morris first saw the Manor in 1871, he was delighted by this 'loveliest haunt of ancient peace'. He signed a joint lease for the property with his friend and colleague Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite artist. Includes cream tea in the Manor Tea Room. Also visit Cirencester – ‘Capital of The Cotswolds’ with its many shops, cafes, traditional pubs and the impressive, newly refurbished Church of St. John The Baptist.
AUSTRIA & THE TIROL ALMABTRIEB – ‘COW FESTIVAL’
Thu 07/09/2017 to Fri 15/09/2017
..... £729.50
A unique opportunity to experience the annual festival ‘Almabtrieb, which literally means "driving down the mountain", in the Alpine village of Jerzens. It signifies the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to the valley for the winter. The sound of cowbells echo through the valley as hundreds of cows pass through the village, highly decorated in traditional costume. There is also a village fete and celebrations - quite a spectacle to see and take part in. There will be live music and dancing, plenty of schnapps and local food. Our base is the 4* Sporthotel St Anton (half board) located at the heart of St. Anton, a cozy little town which still maintains its genuine ambiance and charming atmosphere where crisp and clean mountain air is guaranteed. The hotel offers genuine Tirolean hospitality excellent standards and facilities including a bar and lounge area, an indoor pool, sauna and steam room - a great way to relax and unwind. The Holiday includes a one-day cable car pass, scenic tours to places of interest including the capital city of Tyrol - Innsbruck, the Bavarian Fairy Tale Castle of Neuschwanstein and the Krimml Falls – the highest waterfalls in Europe. To maximise your comfort we include one overnight stop on the outward journey and two on the return. Via Eurotunnel. A full Itinerary is available on request.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING
Sat 09/09/2017
..... £79.50
The Palace's 19 State Rooms predominantly reflect the taste George IV, who commissioned the architect John Nash to transform what had previously been known as Buckingham House into a grand palace. Today the State Rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. Buckingham Palace day tours include a two-course carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel, an audio-guided tour of the state rooms and entry to the special exhibition
CONNOISSEUR’S COTSWOLDS BROADWAY & STOW ON THE WOLD
Sun 10/09/2017
..... £29.50
The food festival at Broadway features a vast array of local produce and musical entertainment, which also coincides with a vintage car show. During the afternoon visit the charming Cotswolds town of Stow on The Wold.
SHROPSHIRE’S FINEST
Sun 10/09/2017 to Mon 11/09/2017
..... £149.50
Visit Blist Hill and experience life as it was over one hundred years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work. The World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Take a steam train ride from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway, known as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’. At the superb 4* Telford Hotel and Golf Resort, which is set in 170 acres of parkland with stunning views across the Shropshire countryside. It offers excellent standards and facilities including a gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool (Half-board)
BUSCOT HOUSE & PARK AND TETBURY
Wed 20/09/2017
..... £39.50
Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon and houses their collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house. Buscot Park was laid out in the 1780s in the English Landscape style to provide a naturalistic. The famous Water Garden consists of a series of stairways, formal lawns, pools and basins interlinked by a descending canal complete with a fountain, rills, miniature cascades and a bridge all flanked by box hedges. Also visiting Tetbury with its many antique shops and HRH Prince Charles, Highgrove shop.
BOURNEMOUTH
Sun 24/09/2017 to Thu 28/09/2017
..... £289.50
This five-day seaside break is based at the excellent 4* Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff. It offers very good standards and is a charming hotel with spectacular sea views, a bright, modern interior and just a short stroll from the beach and a ten-minute walk from the Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion. Guests have access to a fully equipped gym, spa and indoor swimming pool at their sister hotel 150 metres away (half-board and a full entertainment programme). We also visit Poole with its bustling Quay, blue flag beaches and stunning natural harbour and Swanage, a traditional Victorian seaside town, set at the heart of Purbeck and built around a beautiful bay.
BATH & THE JANE AUSTEN CENTRE
Sat 07/10/2017
..... £39.50
Bath, a city so beautiful and special that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Independent, creative, unique and stylish, Bath is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water and original Roman Baths, making it the ultimate spa break destination for thousands of years. The Jane Austen Centre houses a permanent exhibition and is situated in an original Georgian townhouse, it tells the story of Jane’s time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.
OXFORDSHIRE & BLETCHLEY PARK
Sat 14/10/2017 to Sun 15/10/2017
..... £129.50
Visit Oxford, one of the world’s most famous university cities, steeped in history, architecture and tradition where the city’s famed spires twirl into the sky above. Visit the charming village of Bampton, filming location of Downton Abbey including the church, hospital and Mrs Crawley’s house. Once Britain's best-kept secret, today Bletchley Park is a unique heritage attraction where visitors can explore, experience and enjoy the once top-secret world of iconic Second World War codebreaking huts and blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian estate.
‘STEAM’ – GLOUCESTER WARWICKSHIRE RAILWAY
Wed 25/10/2017
..... £59.50
This award-winning railway offers some of the finest views it is possible to see from a carriage window, passing through glorious countryside, with the scarp of the Cotswold Hills and the vales of Evesham and Gloucester to the north and west. Tewkesbury Abbey, the Malvern Hills and on a clear day, the Black Mountains are all visible from the train. Highlights of the route include the famous Stanway viaduct and the 693-yard tunnel at Greet. There will be free time in the charming spa town of Cheltenham before afternoon tea at the Well Walk Cafe.
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CHRISTMAS AT THE NEC BIRMINGHAM
Fri 03/11/2017
..... £43.50
Four shows for the price of one under one roof – ‘Crafts for Christmas’, ‘The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show’, ‘Art Materials Live’ and ‘Cake International’.
WESTON CARNIVAL
Fri 10/11/2017
..... £43.50
Early afternoon departure allows time for shopping and to visit the Grand Pier before a three-course dinner at a seafront hotel. Reserved parking enables you to view the illuminated parade from the comfort of the coach if you prefer.
CHRISTMAS AT BLENHEIM PALACE
Sat 18/11/2017
..... £39.50
The Palace will be dressed for Christmas and there will be an opportunity to visit the State Rooms with their sumptuous decorations and the superb Churchill Exhibition. Our visit coincides with the ‘Living Crafts for Christmas Fayre’. During the morning there will be free time in the charming Cotswolds village of Woodstock.
CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Sun 19/11/2017 to Mon 20/11/2017
..... £179.50
The Classical Spectacular is a unique experience featuring incredible lights, cannons, fireworks and the sounds of the world’s favourite classical music performed by a cast of over 250. We take a city tour and free time for shopping or to visit the South Kensington museums. Based at the superb 4* Tower Hotel (with English breakfast). Pre-Christmas shopping (Transport & Hotel Only) £139.50
WADDESDON MANOR AT CHRISTMAS & CHELTENHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET
Sun 26/11/2017 to Mon 27/11/2017
..... £129.50
Christmas is always a special time at Waddesdon. Both the interior of the house and the grounds will be uniquely decorated. Transformed, with light displays and an immersive art installation by light artist Bruce Munro. Our visit coincides with Christmas Fair of food and gifts. Cheltenham Christmas Market is located on the Promenade and will feature up to 40 stalls selling a wide range of Christmas gifts, crafts, food and drink in a unique atmosphere. Enjoy a glass of Gluwein and a bratwurst while you wander and browse along the rows of stalls. There will also be time to visit the superb shopping area with its many shops, bars and restaurants. At the 3* Holiday Inn (half-board).
BRUGGE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Mon 27/11/2017 to Thu 30/11/2017
..... £259.50
It is easy to fall in love with Brugge with its Gothic buildings, picturesque cobbled streets, tempting chocolate shops and candlelit restaurants. You can take a horse drawn carriage or a cruise on the canal. We offer a demonstration of hand-made chocolate and walking tour of the city. Also visiting Ostend with its fashionable shopping area and vast array of restaurants. Based at the superb 4* Academie Hotel which is located in the heart of Brugge and near the Christmas Market (includes breakfast). Via Eurotunnel.
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WINCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET & PORTSMOUTH VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Fri 01/12/2017 to Sun 03/12/2017
..... £199.50
Winchester is England’s ancient capital with its famous Cathedral, Great Hall with King Arthur’s Round Table, the Westgate and impressive shops. The Cathedral Christmas Market is in a superb setting which creates a unique atmosphere with stalls offering a wide range of Christmas crafts, food and drink and an outdoor ice rink. 2017 also marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death who is buried in the Cathedral with a special exhibition. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the location of the annual Victorian Festival of Christmas and the superb new Mary Rose Museum with 19,000 artefacts raised from the wreck. In addition to visiting the famous ships there will be snow-filled streets, colourful characters, craft and gift stalls and a traditional fairground. Visit Gun Wharf Quays leisure and shopping complex, which has designer outlet shops and numerous restaurants & bars. On the return journey visit Bath Christmas Market. Based at the excellent 4* Hilton Southampton (HB).
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET & CAROLS AT BATH ABBEY
Fri 01/12/2017
..... £29.50
Regency Bath is the perfect location for a Christmas Market and our visit coincides with the Shopper’s Carols Service at Bath Abbey.
CHRISTMAS AT THE HALL AT ABBEY CWM HIR
Tue 05/12/2017
..... £44.50
The hall is resplendent with over 40 rooms uniquely decorated for Christmas. Also visiting the book town of Hay-on-Wye and Christmas dinner at the Coach & Horses, Llangynidr.
BIRMINGHAM FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKET
Tue 05/12/2017
..... £25.50
Birmingham Christmas Market is the largest and best continental market in the UK! There will also be time to visit the city centre shops, the Jewellery Quarter and the regenerated canal area with its many bars and restaurants.
MISS SAIGON AT WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
Thu 07/12/2017
..... £84.50
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Kim is working in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as 'The Engineer'. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever. Raised stalls seats included for each performance. Matinee
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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN FRANCE ST MALO MINICRUISE
Fri 15/12/2017 to Sun 17/12/2017
..... £129.50
Late afternoon departure for Portsmouth and the Brittany Ferries night sailing to St Malo onboard ‘The Bretagne’. Enjoy the superb range of facilities & entertainment. Accommodation in two berth cabins (Upgrades available at extra cost). On Saturday morning visit the street market at Dol de Bretagne before returning to St Malo for free time within the walled town. Also visiting a modern hypermarket and shopping centre before returning on the overnight ferry. Return home midday on Sunday.
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MISS SAIGON AT WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
Tue 26/12/2017
..... £89.50
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Kim is working in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as 'The Engineer'. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever. Raised stalls seats included for each performance. Evening Performance
Theatre
NEW YEAR AT EASTBOURNE
Fri 29/12/2017 to Tue 02/01/2018
..... £389.50
The 3* Lansdowne Hotel, with its superb facilities and standards of comfort, is in a perfect location on King Edward’s Parade for a traditional New Year break. Eastbourne is a classic British seaside resort with beautiful gardens and numerous entertainment venues. The New Year’s Eve celebrations commence with Champagne and canapés, a five-course gala dinner by candlelight before a night of dancing followed by Champagne and a piper to welcome in the New Year. Includes afternoon tea and 3-course table d’hôte dinner each night.
NEW YEAR IN LONDON
Sat 30/12/2017 to Tue 02/01/2018
..... £249.50
An opportunity on Saturday evening to visit one of the West End theatres (extra cost) or dine at one of the superb restaurants in the city. On New Year’s Eve we recommend celebrating in Trafalgar Square or for the more adventurous, the riverside to enjoy the amazing fireworks. On New Year’s Day visit the Lord Mayors Parade with processions of marching bands, cheerleaders, giant inflated characters from all countries of the world. At the superb 4* Hilton London Paddington, formerly the Great Western Royal Hotel, which is located at the impressive Paddington Station with its many shops, cafes and bars (with English breakfast).
London
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