UK & Ireland Holidays

Strictly Come Dancing, Birmingham

Prepare to be impressed by Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography in this fabulous arena spectacular as some of the celebrities and professional dancers from the current series take to the dance floor to impress the audiences and judges alike.

Duration: 2 Days
The Cotswolds - Pudding Club

NEW FOR 2018 - The Pudding Club, hosted at the Three Ways House Hotel since 1985, is all about indulgence, fun and the opportunity to taste various mouth-watering puddings, before voting for your favourite one! Combined with our popular Cotswolds scenic drive and visits to Gloucester and Stratford Upon Avon this will certainly cheer up those winter nights.

Duration: 3 Days
Eastbourne Explorer

Staying at the 3 star Best Western York House Hotel which is ideally positioned on the seafront, with wonderful sea views from the restaurant. The pier and town centre are just a short walk from here.

Duration: 5 Days
Snowdrops in Gloucestershire

NEW FOR 2018 - The sight of Snowdrops - one of the first flowers to bloom after the cold winter - is a welcome indicator that spring is just around the corner and the Rococo Garden has one of the largest naturalistic plantings of snowdrops in the country.

Duration: 3 Days
Cornish Winter Warmer

Staying at the 3 star Queens Hotel which is superbly located on the Promenade offering unrivalled views across Mounts Bay, you will visit some of Cornwall's finest destinations including Tintagel, Boscastle, St. Ives, Truro, & Trago Mills

Duration: 5 Days
Bluewater Shopper & Gunwharf Quays

NEW FOR 2018 - Looking to lift those winter blues? This is a shopping weekend with a difference - visit the famous Bluewater Shopping Centre where you will be treated to VIP discount vouchers to spend in selected stores followed by a visit to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth where you will find designer brands at discounted prices.

Duration: 3 Days
Rosemundy House Hotel

Staying at the Rosemundy House Hotel, an elegant Georgian residence dating back to the 18th Century which is set in over four acres of private secluded gardens and woodland incorporating visits to Truro, Falmouth, St. Ives and Padstow.

Duration: 4 Days
Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa, Newquay

NEW FOR 2018 - Enjoy this Winter Warmer package staying at one of Cornwall's finest 4 star hotels, including a half day visit to St. Austell brewery with a tour and tasting, a half day tour of the Cornish Cider farm including the orchard and visits to Port Isaac, Mevagissey, Truro, Falmouth & Looe.

Duration: 5 Days
Bournemouth Winter Break

Staying at the 3 star Trouville Hotel, which is ideally located on the West Cliff in the heart of Bournemouth, just a few minutes stroll from the town centre.

Duration: 5 Days
North Devon Delights

Staying at the family run Osborne Hotel, Ilfracombe with visits to Barnstaple, Bude, Bideford, Lynton & Lynmouth and Exeter included

Duration: 4 Days
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend, Cambridge

NEW FOR 2018 - Thriplow is a quiet village situated 8 miles south of Cambridge, but since 1969 it has attracted visitors from far and wide. Each year 7,000 – 10,000 people visit Thriplow for the annual Daffodil weekend. Visitors step back in time, walking the beautiful traffic-free lanes and connecting footpaths, visiting residents "open gardens", craft barns, marquees, stalls and demonstrations whilst experiencing the warm and friendly atmosphere.

Duration: 3 Days
The English Riviera

Staying at the Babbacombe Hotel (formerly The Sefton Hotel) which occupies a superb seafront lcoation with stunning views across the Babbacombe Downs and Lyme Bay. The hotel has a limited number of ground floor rooms and you can also pay a supplement to guarantee a sea view room or sea view with balcony room.

Duration: 4 Days
Bath City Break & Afternoon Tea

Combine a visit to the historic city of Bath with a traditional afternoon tea in the stunning setting of the Bath Pump Rooms. With period features, live musicand resident pianist it really is a grand place for an afternoon tea.

Duration: 2 Days
Vale of Evesham Blossom Tour

The Vale of Evesham and surrounding areas are beautiful when the fruit trees are in blossom in Spring. Enjoy the vibrant colours of the pink cherry and apple blossom and the white pear and plum blossom which usually appear between mid March and mid May.

Duration: 3 Days
Cardiff Weekend

Our Cardiff weekend gives you the freedom to explore this vibrant city at your leisure. Our hotel is superbly situated in the heart of the city centre, just minutes from St. David’s shopping centre, the famous castle and Millennium Stadium.

Duration: 3 Days
Jersey & Guernsey

This tour gives you the chance to take in Jersey and Guernsey, staying for 3 night's on each of the larger islands, plus excursions to 2 of the smaller isalnds, Herm and Sark and entry to the Jersey War Tunnels.

Duration: 7 Days
Devon & Dorset Delights

New for 2018 we have secured space at the 3 star Bedford Hotel which is considered to be one of the finest hotels in Sidmouth. The hotel occupies one of the first Regency houses to be built on the seafront, which was originally built as Wallis’s Royal Marine Library and Reading Rooms. This would have been an early nineteenth century meeting place for the summer visitors.

Duration: 3 Days
Dorset Spring Break

New for 2018 we have secured space at the 3 star George Albert Hotel, on the outskirts of Dorchester, a family owned property with a friendly atmosphere. All public areas of the hotel have easy access with no steps to negotiate and a lift is available to the bedrooms which are all located on the 1st floor.

Duration: 5 Days
Birmingham Rail & River

Climb aboard and be transported back in time on an historical journey, courtesy of a country railway in the heart of England. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. Coupled with a relaxing one hour canal trip this really is the best way to see Birmingham and it's surrounding countryside.

Duration: 3 Days
Isle of Wight - Shanklin Hotel

Staying at the 3 star Shanklin Hotel which is ideally located overlooking Shanklin Beach and Sandown Bay with wonderful views across to the English mainland. (This is a new hotel for 2018 as sadly the Ocean Hotel which we used for many years has been sold to property developers).

Duration: 5 Days
2 departures on 04/05/2018 and 26/09/2018
Audley End House & Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Audley End House & Gardens is one of England's finest country houses with an impressive great hall, magnificent state apartments and tranquil gardens created by Capability Brwon. Combined with entry to the impressive Imperial War Museum, Duxford which is home to over two hundred aircraft including the Lancaster, Spitfire, Concorde and Vulcan plus much more.

Duration: 4 Days
A Cotswolds Country Retreat

Staying at the stunning 4 star Georgian country house that is the Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel, set in 12 acres of sweeping parkland this is the perfact country retreat. The interior boasts inspired artworks, bespoke crystal chandeliers and an overall English elegance.

Duration: 4 Days
Legoland Weekend

For an awesome family day out this year visit the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and experience the ultimate world of LEGO® adventure! With over 55 interactive rides, live shows,and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland LEGOLAND is a family destination that is not to be missed!

Duration: 2 Days
Wye Valley & The Forest of Dean

Enjoy this fabulous borderland between England and Wales, incorporating a relaxing cruise along the Wye river, a scenic journey on the Dean Forest Railway and visits to Weston Super Mare, Monmouth, Chepstow and Bath.

Duration: 4 Days
Enchanting Eastbourne

Staying at the Cumberland Hotel which occupies a prime seafront position overlooking the promenade, and English Channel. Our tour incorporates visits to Brighton, Rye & Battle

Duration: 5 Days
Scenic Snowdonia

Staying at the 3 star Royal Victoria Hotel which is superbly located at the foot of Mount Snowdon, within 30 acres of gardens and woodlands including the remains of the historic castle of Dolbadarn. Directly opposite you will find the Snowdon Mountain Railway where we will journey up to the summit and also enjoy a journey on the Ffestiniog Railway plus visits to Llandudno, Betws-y-Coed and Monouth are included.

Duration: 5 Days
Beautiful New Forest

New for 2018 - Formerly a coaching inn, the Beaulieu Hotel is located in the stunning New Forest National Park and is surrounded by beautiful open heath land and wildlife. There is a small indoor heated swimming pool which guests are welcome to use. There is also a lovely village pub just a two minute walk away.

Duration: 5 Days
Ladies Day at Ascot

One of the most glamorous events of the year is Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, included is a ticket to the Windsor Enclosure formally the Silver Ring or you can upgrade to a Queen Anne ticket, formally the Grandstand (subject to availability).

Duration: 3 Days
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

New for 2018 - A wonderful flower and garden show featuring over 150 floral and gardens exhibitors, a Grand Floral Marquee, garden landscapes and lots more including food and refreshments and all set within the spectacular grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Duration: 3 Days
Summer Mystery Tour (5 day)

Join us on our popular Summer Mystery tour staying at a hotel of a 3 or 4 star standard in a mystery location with excursions included. For 2018 we have extended our Summer Mystery Tour by an extra night as requested by some of our regular passengers.

Duration: 5 Days
Secrets of Shropshire

This popular tour includes entry to Blists Hill Victorian Village (Ironbridge), a North Shropshire guided tour , a train journey from Carrog to Llangollen, a 2 hour cruise along the Llangollen canal, a visit to Coventry Motor Museum and a visit to Ludlow.

Duration: 5 Days
Cotswolds Rail & Canal Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing tour taking in some of the breathtaking scenery of the Cotswolds, complete with a journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway and a 45 minute cruise on the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.

Duration: 3 Days
Bath City Break

Staying at the 4 star Hilton Bath City Hotel which is superbly located right in the heart of the city and within easy walking distance of the main attractions such as the Roman Baths, beautiful Abbey and main shopping area.

Duration: 2 Days
2 departures on 08/07/2018 and 09/09/2018
Derbyshire Delights

Step back in time as you experience entry to the Crich Tramway Museum where you will see wonderfully restored vintage trams, then onto the National Trust's Keddleston Hall; a magnificent 18th century mansion with beautiful parkland, then take a journey on the 9 mile long heritage "Ecclesbourne Valley Railway" through one of Derbyshire's most lovely and unspoilt valleys .

Duration: 5 Days
Constable Country.

Staying at the 4 star Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, near Colchester, with visits to Lavenham, Colchester, Saffron Waldron, entry to Audley End House, a half day guided tour of Constable Country and a visit to the Tiptree Tearoom visitor centre.

Duration: 5 Days
Farnborough Airshow & Fleet Air Arm Museum

Staying at the 4 star Hilton Reading Hotel plus entry to the Fleet Air Arm Museum and admission to the Farnborough Air Show.

Duration: 2 Days
Welsh Treasures & The Royal Mint

Staying at the 4 star Angel Hotel which is an elegant Victorian property with stunning period features located in the heart of the city. This tour includes entry to the National Botanic Garden of Wales , a guided tour of the Royal Mint Visitor Centre and visits to the Big Pit Mining Museum, a tour and tasting at Penderyn Visitor Centre , a special viewing of Cardiff Arms Park Choir Rehearsal and an introductory tour of Cardiff City and Bay.

Duration: 5 Days
Legends & Landmarks of Lancashire

Steeped in history and legend, savour the splendour of Lancashire whilst experiencing stunning historic houses, a relaxing river cruise and a visit to the UNESCO world heritage city of Liverpool.

Duration: 5 Days
Longleat & Monkey Madness

Join us on this tour incorporating two fantastic visits - firstly the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre as featured on TV and the following day a visit to Longleat where your passport ticket allows you entry to all the famous attractions.

Duration: 2 Days
Pennine Explorer

Discover the Yorkshire - Lancashire border with a relaxing cruise onalong the Leeds - Liverpool canaland a wonderful train journey on the keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Duration: 5 Days
Nottingham Garden, Rail & River

New for 2018 - Explore Nottingham and it's surrounding countryside with a guided tour of Woollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park (The Dark Knight rises was filmed here), a relaxing 90 minute Trent River cruise and a single journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway .

Duration: 4 Days
Festival of Quilts at NEC Birmingham

The very popular Festival of Quilts hosted at the NEC, Birmingham is the largest and most inspiring patchwork and quilting event in Europe. Attracting over 300 quality exhibitors selling their own supplies, plus workshops to help you brush up on your skills.

Duration: 2 Days
Stratford Upon Avon

Staying at the 4 star Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa, with a 45 minute River Avon cruise, entry to Mary Arden's Farm, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shakespeare's Birth Place, New Place & Hall's Croft plus visits to Royal Leamington Spa and Cheltenham.

Duration: 4 Days
Isle of Man

Blessed with an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches, the Isle of Man is a perfect holiday destination that’s within easy reach of the rest of the British Isles.

Duration: 6 Days
Norfolk & Holkham Hall

Staying at the 3 star Links Country Park Hotel, Cromer, our Norfolk tour includes a rail journey on the Bure Valley Railway, a 90 minute boat trip on the Mississippi Paddle Boat and entry to Holkham Hall, an 18th century Palladian style country house.

Duration: 5 Days
Southport Explorer

New for 2018 - Staying at the 3 star Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel, Southport which occupies a prime position on the main promenade overlooking the King's Gardens and Marine Lake. The hotel has superb facilities including a private patio garden, indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna & steam room plus a hair and beauty salon. You can spend your days exploring Southport or join us for outings to the historic towns of Lancaster and Chester.

Duration: 5 Days
Rutland River Cruise, Houses & Heritage

Join us for this attraction filled tour including entry to Aubourn Hall Gardens, a visit to Burghley House, a guided tour of Lincoln Cathedral and a Rutland River Cruise. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the hotel's leisure facilities including a gymnasium, jacuzzi and swimming pool.

Duration: 5 Days
Cardiff City Break

Come on our city break and spend the weekend as you choose. Staying at the 3 star Holiday Inn Cardiff City Hotel, located next to the Millennium Stadium and just a short walk from the main shopping area and Cardiff Castle.

Duration: 2 Days
Weymouth Summer Break

You will be staying at the Crown Hotel, a Victorian Hotel located on the edge of a pedestrian shopping district and just a 5 minute walk from the Weymouth Pavilion.

Duration: 4 Days
Grand Tour of Scotland

Our exciting new 10 day "Grand Tour of Scotland" covers a much larger area than ever before, from the beautiful Highlands down to the Scottish borders in the south. Fabulous attractions have been included such as a train journey from the Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast right across to Dingwall on the east, a cruise on the deepest section of Loch Ness to hunt for the famous monster and a trip on the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift, which is an incredible piece of engineering.

Duration: 10 Days
York City Break

Discover the beautiful and medieval city of York. The Queens Hotel is located right in the heart of the city overlooking the River Ouse enabling you to visit all of the major attractions such as York Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, the City Walls which form a walkway on both sides of the river plus much more.

Duration: 4 Days
Treasures of Northumberland

You will be staying at the 4 star Marriott Sunderland Hotel, located just 2 miles from Sunderland city centre. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and fitness suite that guests can enjoy complimentary use of. Our tour includes entry to Alnwick Gardens, a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Durham.

Duration: 5 Days
Cornish Coasts

Staying at the 3 star family run Queens Hotel, Penzance which is superbly situated on the promenade with stunning sea views. Excursions to Port Isaac, Padstow, St. Ives, Truro, Falmouth, Mevagissey and Fowey are included.

Duration: 4 Days
Beautiful Bournemouth

Staying the 3 star Chine Hotel, Bournemouth which is set in 3 acres of tranquil private gardens just a stone's throw away from Boscombe Chine Gardens and Pier and overlooking the beach. Visits to Weymouth, Salisbury, Romsey, Lyme Regis, Seaton & Poole complete with a Sea Train Adventure are included.

Duration: 5 Days
Blackpool - Best Western Carlton Hotel

Staying at the 3 star Best Western Carlton Hotel, Blackpool for our annual tour including the famous illuminations, we have also included trips to Albert Docks in Liverpool and Bury Market.

Duration: 5 Days
2 departures on 17/09/2018 and 08/10/2018
Grand Tour of Ireland

New for 2018 - Our exciting extended "Grand Tour of Ireland" covers many highlights of Ireland, including stays in Waterford, Killarney, Ennistymon, Donegal and Belfast. Visitor attractions include the Killarney Jaunting Cars, Cliffs of Moher Experience, the famous Giants Causeway and a guided tour of Belfast including entry to the Titanic Exhibition.

Duration: 11 Days
Great Little Trains of Wales

Two memorable train journeys are included on this tour, one on the famous historic Ffestiniog Railway and the other on the Welsh Highland Railway travelling through Snowdonia National Park plus visits to Shrewsbury, Llanberis, Betws-y-Coed and Caernarfon.

Duration: 5 Days
Concorde Experience & Lunch on the SS Gt. Britain

New for 2018 - Visit 2 of Bristol's British Icon's - Firstly board Brunel's groundbreaking steamship the SS Great Britain for a guided tour and lunch then visit the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly, "Concorde 216", now housed inside the brand new hangar built especially to protect her and take you on a journey through time.

Duration: 3 Days
Black Country Living Museum

Enjoy a visit to the Black Country Living Museum; one of the largest open air museums in the UK. It is dedicated to revealing how the Black Country was the first industrial landscape to be created anywhere in the world.

Duration: 3 Days
Wines & Wares

New for 2018 - Two very different attractions, firstly we visit the Three Choirs Vineyard estate which is the largest and one of the oldest in England for a tour and wine tasting, followed by a visit to the Museum of Royal Worcester which houses the finest and most extensive collection of Worcester Porcelain for over 250 years.

Duration: 3 Days
Falmouth & Poldark Country

Staying at the Membly Hall Hotel, Falmouth boasts a prime seafront location. Also included trips to The Poldark Mine, Truro and Charlestown.

Duration: 3 Days
Bespoke Brewery Tours

New for 2018 - Combining the old and the new; the exotic and the home-grown, begin with an introductory stop at the contemporary Bombay Sapphire gin distillery and end off with a journey through the truly unique Hop Kettle Brewery, where bespoke blending takes on a whole new meaning.

Duration: 3 Days

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