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Snowdrops in Gloucestershire

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
Sidmouth Winter Break

Staying at the 3 star Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth plus visits to Exmouth, Sherbone, Shaftesbury, Dorchester and Weymouth.

Duration: 4 Days
Eastbourne Winter Warmer

Staying at the 2 star West Rocks Hotel which is a family owned property that was converted from three Georgian town houses and has a lift to all floors. It is located directly opposite Eastbourne’s seafront and the town centre, winter gardens and pier are all just a short walk.

Duration: 4 Days
Scenic North Wales

Staying at the Celtic Royal Hotel which is within walking distance of Caernarfon's walled town and castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated between Snowdonia's mountains and sea. Visits to Llandudno, Llanberis, Betws-y-Coed, Beaumaris and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllll-antysiliogogogoch are also included.

Duration: 5 Days
Gloucester and the Cotswolds

Staying at the 4 star Hallmark Gloucester with a visit to the Great Western Designer Outlet Village and a tour of some of the lovely Cotswolds villages.

Duration: 2 Days
Rosemundy House Hotel - St Agnes

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 the Cornish Market World, Marazion, Falmouth and Truro.

Duration: 5 Days
Cornish Delights

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 Truro, Land's End, Porthleven, St. Ives & Falmouth

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. The hotel will host a half price drinks promotion for 1 hour each evening on selected drinks.

Duration: 5 Days
Alton Towers

Back by popular demand- We are re-introducing our 2 day breaks to Alton Towers; the UK's biggest theme park, with cbeebies land for the little ones and a wide variety of white kuckle rides such as wicker man for the thrill seekers.

Duration: 2 Days
02/04/2020 and 16/08/2020
Harry Potter & Legoland

Experience the magic for yourselves by taking a behind the scenes tour and discover how creatures were brought to life aswell as viewing iconic props and sets from the popular film series of Harry Potter. At Legoland Windsor children can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, live shows and attractions there is something for all!

Duration: 2 Days
04/04/2020 and 03/10/2020
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
05/04/2020 and 11/10/2020
Grand Tour of East Anglia

New for 2020 - We have a 2 centre holiday based in Norwich for the first 5 days incorporating a nostalgic train ride followed by a cruise on the broads and a visit to Sheringham before moving south to Sudbury for 4 days to visit Colchester and Constable Country plus much more!

Duration: 8 Days
Charming Treats in the Heart of England

This tour is full of treats, including a visit to Belvoir Castle - home to the Duke of Rutland's family, a 45 minute Rutland River cruise, a wonderful tasting session at Melton Cheese Board and a pie making demonstration at Dickinson & Morris Pork Pie Shoppe .

Duration: 5 Days
National Trust Gems, Kent

New for 2020 - We have a tour to Kent featuring some popular National Trust properties such as Sissinghurst Castle and Chartwell (former home to Sir Winston Churchill). Don't worry if you are not a National Trust member, there is a combined entry fee of £25 to gain admission to all of the properties featured.

Duration: 5 Days
Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra


Duration: 2 Days
Jane Austen Museum & the Avon Canal

On this tour we combine literary Hampshire at Jane Austen's House Museum, Berkshire countryside cruising at the Kennet Horse Boat Company and glamorous Oxfordshire heritage at Stonor Park.

Duration: 4 Days
A Highland Fling

The first of our Scottish departures for 2020 takes us to the Highlands and we are based for 3 nights at Grantown on Spey at the top of the Cairngorms National Park, before moving south to Stirling for our final 3 nights. There are also overnight stops on the outward and return journey plus entry to the Glenfiddich Distillery, a Jacobite Cruise, trip on the Falkirk Wheel, the Kelpies Experience and much more!

Duration: 9 Days
West Country Gems

This tour combines entry to Bishop's Palace & Gardens, a visit to No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and a one hour Bristol Packet Boat Cruise.

Duration: 3 Days
Isle of Wight, Brunswick Hotel

Staying at the 3 star Brunswick Hotel, which is one of the finest luxury hotels in Shanklin, with wonderful gardens and fantastic sea views. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the luxury indoor swimming pool and sauna room during their stay.

Duration: 5 Days
04/05/2020 and 07/09/2020
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
Motors, Rails & Sails

There is something for everyone on this "transport" themed tour - a journey on the Severn Valley Railway, a visit to the RAF Cosford Museum, a trip on the Dudley canal and entry to the Black Country Living Museum.

Duration: 5 Days
Pembrokeshire Coast & Tenby

Enjoy entry to Picton Castle & Gardens, the National Wool Museum and views of some of the most beautiful coastal scenery is encountered during visits to Cardiff, St. Davids's, Tenby, free time in Cardigan and Weston Super Mare.

Duration: 5 Days
Hidden Cotswolds

New for 2020 - this is a Cotswolds tour with a twist! We discover gems off the beaten track - the majestic Sezincote which is a 200 yr old Mogul Indiuan Palace and the delightful Cogges Manor Farm, which is a popular location for TV and film settings.

Duration: 3 Days
Derbyshire Delights

Join us to visit some of Derbyshire top attractions - including the Bakewell Pudding Shop - where you get the chance to make your very own pudding, a visit to Bluebells Dairy - with an ice cream tasting session and of course the magnificent Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Duration: 5 Days
Jersey in Style

Join us for a visit to the most southerly of the British Isles - Jersey, located 100 miles south of mainland Britain yet only 14 miles from the coast of France. Our tour allows plenty of time at leisure, but also includes a half day tour of the island plus entry to the fascinating Jersey War Tunnels. There is an option to take a day trip to the town of St. Malo in France at a cost of £45 per person (passports required).

Duration: 6 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: 5 Days
Silverstone Experience & Didcot Railway Centre

Enjoy a fun-filled tour with something for everyone! A guided tour of the impressive Shuttleworth Collection with its vintage vehicles and and aircraft, a visit to the famous Didcot Railway Centre and entry to the new Silverstone Experience which tells fascinating stories of the motor racing world. In contrast we visit the tranquil gardens at Stowe and have an afternoon at leisure in Oxford.

Duration: 5 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
Treasures of the North East

Accommodation at the 4 star Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel plus a guided tour, a visit to Crook Hall & Garden including homemade cream tea and entry to Beamish Living Museum

Duration: 5 Days
Skegness, Lincoln & Boston

Staying at the 3 star Royal Hotel, plus a visit to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, visits to Lincoln, Boston, Spalding and free time in Skegness.

Duration: 5 Days
Pennine Explorer

Discover the Yorkshire - Lancashire border with a relaxing cruise onalong the Leeds - Liverpool canal and a wonderful train journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway

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, or you can upgrade to a Queen Anne ticket (subject to availability).

Duration: 3 Days
Charming Cheshire

A lovely tour based at the 4 star Park Royal Hotel, Warrington, situated close to Chester with visits to Lyme Park, 30 minute Cruise on River Dee and a visit to Arley Hall & Gardens.

Duration: 5 Days
Summer Mystery Tour (5 day)

Our Mystery Tours are amongst the most popular tours we operate and sell out very quickly – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Duration: 5 Days
Grand Tour of Wales

New for 2020 - We are combining the best of north and south Wales to give you a Grand Tour, including a single journey on the Welsh Highland Railway, entry to COnwy Castle, Plas Mawr House, Portmeirion Village, a guided tour of the mill at the Gower Peninsular Heritage Centre and a one hour cruise around Cardiff Bay plus much more!

Duration: 8 Days
Riverside Homes of the Rich & Windsor Castle

Take a scenic cruise along a stretch of the River Thames which is a haven for rich and famous celebrities; your captain will give an informative commentary on the affluent properties and their owners whilst you sit back & enjoy a an afternoon tea. We have also included entry to Windsor Castle the following day.

Duration: 2 Days
Lochs & Glens of Bonny Scotland

1 overnight stop at the 4 star Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the 4 star Rosslea Hall Hotel plus a 1 hour boat trip on Loch Lomond, a visit to Inveraray Castle and a sightseeing tour of Glasgow.

Duration: 6 Days
Poole & The Jurassic Coast

Staying at the Thistle Poole Hotel, with stunning views over Poole Harbour, this tour of Dorset includes a relaxing cruise, a train journey on the Swanage railway and visits to Sherborne, Winchester and Exmouth.

Duration: 5 Days
Emmerdale Experince & Last of the Summer Wine

An exciting tour for 2020 which includes an Emmerdale film locations tour, lunch at The Woolpack and an Emmerdale ITV studio experience tour (Leeds) plus a visit to York.

Duration: 5 Days
Heritage Diesel Gala

NEW FOR 2020 - Join us for a popular "GALA" day out at the Gloucester-Warwickshire Railway. We have also included entry to "Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon and free time in Gloucester.

Duration: 3 Days
Festival of Quilts at NEC Birmingham

The Festival of Quilts is not just an exhibition it is the largest and most inspiring patchwork and quilting event in Europe, offering a complete patchwork and quilting experience!

Duration: 2 Days
Splendours of the South Downs

Staying at the 3 star Chichester Park Hotel, with included entry to St. Mary’s House & Gardens, Borde Hill Gardens, a return journey on the Bluebell Railway and visits to Lyndhurst, Arundel, Winchester and Portsmouth.

Duration: 5 Days
Stratford and Warwick

Staying at the 4 star Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa. with a visits to Stratford Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle

Duration: 5 Days
Cardiff City Break

Come on our city break and spend the weekend as you choose. Staying at the 3 star Angel Hotel, which is an elegant Victorian building superbly located opposite Cardiff Castle just a short walk from the Principality Stadium.

Duration: 2 Days
Kynren & Treasures of Northumberland

This is a fantastic outdoor performance like no other. Featuring a huge cast and crew of almost 1,500 people alongside numerous horses, sheep, oxen and donkeys, goats and geese. They tell the story of the events that have shaped the North East of England through the years from the Roman Occupation right up to World War II.

Duration: 6 Days
Enchanting Eastbourne

Staying at the West Rocks Hotel which is located just a short walk from the seafront, bandstand and Carpet Gardens.. Our tour incorporates visits to Southampton, Brighton, Worthing & Bournemouth

Duration: 5 Days
Abbey-Cwm-Hir & Brecon Canal

Staying at the 4 star Metropole Hotel, which is located right in the centre of the lovely spa town of Llandrindod Wells with a single journey on the Rheidol Railway, a private guided tour of the Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir and a Brecon Canal Cruise.

Duration: 5 Days
Rambling in the Cotswolds

Staying at the 4 star Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester, a full day rambling tour in the Cotswolds, a cruise on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and visits to Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Duration: 3 Days
Gems of Shropshire

Staying at the Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford - our tour includes a single journey on the Llangollen Railway, a 45 minute Shrewsbury cruise, entry to Stokesay Castle and visits to Ludlow and Tintern Abbey (entry not inc) in the Wye Valley

Duration: 5 Days
Grand Tour of Ireland.

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: 12 Days
Beautiful Bournemouth

Staying the 3 star Riviera 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
The Royal Scot

This tour of Scotland takes you to some of the Royals favourite destinations - including Glamis Castle - childhood home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - The Queen Mother and Crathie Church where the royals attend when at Balmoral. (Sadly Balmoral is only open to the public between April - July so although we pass by we are unable to include admission).

Duration: 10 Days
The Codebreakers & Hertfordshire

Discover the secrets of the World War II Codebreakers at Bletchley Park and the impact they had on the war.

Duration: 5 Days
Highlights of Lincolnshire

Staying at the 3 star Olde Barn Hotel, (previously the Ramada Resort Grantham), plus a guided tour of Lincoln Cathedral, a Rutland River Cruise and entry to the Twilight event at Burghley House.

Duration: 5 Days

Staying at the 3 star Red Lea Hotel which boasts a prime location with beautiful sea views on Scarborough's favoured South Cliff, plus a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and visits to Filey, and Bridlington.

Duration: 5 Days

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
Midsomer Murders

Staying at the 4 star Millennium Madjejski Hotel Reading, with a leisurely 1 hour walking tour of Dorchester on Thames, entry to Wallingford Museum, a 30 minute leisurely guided walking tour of Wallingford, a cream tea at the George Wallingford Hotel and a Henley River Cruise.

Duration: 4 Days

Staying at the 3 star Carousel 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
Luxurious Lake District

Staying at the 4 star Inn on the Lake Hotel situated in the intimate village of Glenridding. The hotel enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District set in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping down to the shores of Lake Ullswater.

Duration: 5 Days
New Year in Bournemouth

3 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the 3 star Trouville Hotel, Bournemouth which is ideally located on the West Cliff and just a few minutes stroll from the town centre. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the leisure facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium.

Duration: 4 Days

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