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Day Trips and Mini Breaks 2007 by yaofenji

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									                   Day Trips and
                   Mini Breaks
                   2007




The Coach Company
with No Hidden Extras




                          Telephone
                          020 8350 1937
                          www.roadwaystravel.co.uk
Dear Traveller,

Welcome to our new 2007 daytrip and mini-break brochure. We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge
thanks to all of the customers that have booked with us already and for the support you have shown us whilst we
have been embarking on this new venture. We are pleased to say that we have outgrown our office at home, and have
now moved into our new office located in the Claverings Industrial Estate off Montagu Road in Edmonton. Finally, if
you have yet to book with us we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Following the overwhelming response to our daytrip and holiday brochure last year we have had to increase the number of
dates and venues that we operate to accommodate the wishes of our customers and we hope that the venues that we have
added will be of interest to you. We have also entered a few dates that will benefit from our new pick-up route which will be
travelling through Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town.

We plan our day trips to take in the best scenery of the area stopping in Market Towns and Cathedral Cities for you to explore
and for some of our excursions we have included a cream tea or lunch in the cost of the ticket. Just see our individual trips for
further information.

For our mini-breaks we have carefully selected our hotels and most of them are 3 and 4 star rated offering a wide range of
facilities. We carefully prepare our itineraries for you to get the most out of your mini break holiday and with this in mind we
offer a super selection of included excursions leaving you with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS. As with last year we have kept our offer of
No Single Room Supplement for the first five rooms. Additional single rooms which are booked after this allocation may incur
a supplement. Also new for 2007 we have teamed up Warner Holidays offering great mini breaks in their hotels. Our other
holidays are provided with us using our own holiday bond and we are no longer using the trust account through Greatday’s as
we did previously.

Whether you are someone who regularly travels with us or someone who is contemplating one of our day trips or mini break
holidays for the first time, we hope you will enjoy looking through our brochure and that we may have the pleasure of
welcoming you on one of our daytrip or tours in 2007.

In June 2006 we upgraded our coach to further enable you to travel in comfort and style in a modern air-conditioned coach
with hot and cold beverages video, DVD, CD and W/C. For your added safety and comfort all seats are fitted with seat belts
which now must be worn and are non-smoking. On some day excursions we may substitute this vehicle for a 53 seat coach
that does not have a toilet, but this will not be the case for the Mini Breaks. Our Drivers are chosen for their professionalism
and ability to provide you with a safe, helpful, and courteous service throughout your holiday. We operate an allocated seating
policy so if you should have a preference of seating please advise us when booking although we cannot guarantee your choice
of seating we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs where possible. Please note: Front seats will be allocated on a
first come first served basis and they sell very quickly.

Whichever day trip or mini break holiday you choose we want to make sure that you and your holiday are perfectly matched. If
you cannot decide which holiday to go for we’re happy to help you make up your mind.

We would like to hear your experiences good or bad and we are always on the lookout for new destinations so if you have any
ideas please let us know. If you are happy with the service we have provided please tell your friends and if you are unhappy
then please tell us as we cannot rectify problems if they are not brought to our attention we say this as we value your custom.

If you have any queries or would like further information, just telephone our Travel Hotline on the number below or visit our
website.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year.

Thanks again,
Mandy and Roy
                                                     Tel: 020 8350 1937
                                               www.roadwaystravel.co.uk
                                             Email: Info@roadwaystravel.co.uk

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Holiday and Day Trip Diary
                       January                                                         May
Wednesday   24   Leicester                                   Tuesday      1   Blenheim Palace and Oxford
Saturday    27   Adinkerke and Cite Europe                   Wednesday    2   Southend Shopper
                                                             Thursday     3   Groombridge and Enchanted Forest
                      February                               Friday       4   The Smallest County Tour
                                                             Saturday     5   Calais and Cite Europe
Saturday     3   Cadbury World Nuttiness                     Sunday       6   Southsea & Portsmouth
Tuesday      6   Peterborough                                Wednesday    9   Bury St Edmunds
Saturday    10   Boulogne Hypermarket                        Thursday    10   Hatfield House Living Crafts Fair
Sunday      11   Snowdrops at Easton Walled Gardens          Friday      11   Broadstairs and Ramsgate
Wednesday   14   Market Day in Norwich                       Saturday    12   Bruges
Saturday    24   Adinkerke and Cite Europe                   Sunday      13   Leonardslee Gardens Centenary
                                                             Monday      14   ‘Enigma’ The Code Breakers
                        March                                Tuesday     15   Sandringham House and Gardens
                                                             Wednesday   16   Walton on the Naze
Saturday     3   Boulogne Hypermarket                        Friday      18   Freeport Village & Chocolate Lady
Sunday       4   Steam Gala on the Watercress Line           Saturday    19   Dad's Army Experience
Tuesday      6   Market Day in the Cotswolds                 Sunday      20   Hunstanton
Wednesday   14   Musical Variety at Wicksteed Park           Monday      21   Norwich
Saturday    17   St Flora and Cite Europe                    Tuesday     22   Musical Variety Wicksteed Park
Sunday      18   Mothers Day Mystery Tour                    Wednesday   23   Worthing
Wednesday   21   Kew Gardens Spring Festival                 Saturday    26   Boulogne Hypermarket
                                                             Saturday    26   Disneyland Paris Mini Break
Saturday    24   Thriplow Daffodils
                                                             Sunday      27   Skegness
Sunday      25   Exbury Gardens Steam Weekend
                                                             Monday      28   Southend Air show
Tuesday     27   Kings Lynn Market & Caithness Crystal
                                                             Tuesday     29   Choc and Steam at Cadbury's
Thursday    29   Southend on Sea                             Wednesday   30   Great Yarmouth
Saturday    31   Boulogne Hypermarket                        Thursday    31   Thorpe Park

                         April                                                        June
Sunday       1   Guided Mystery Tour                         Friday       1   Market Day in Ramsgate
Monday       2   St Ives Market & Wimpole Hall Lambing       Saturday     2   Epsom Derby Day
Tuesday      3   Coventry and Motor Museum                   Sunday       3   Peak District Tour
Wednesday    4   St Albans Market and Chenies Manor          Monday       4   Portsmouth and Southsea
Thursday     5   Cadbury World                               Tuesday      5   Market Day in the Cotswolds
Friday       6   Dutch Bulbfields Mini Break                 Wednesday    6   Arundel - Carpet of Flowers
                                                             Thursday     7   Bure Valley and The Norfolk Broads
Saturday     7   Boulogne Hypermarket
                                                             Friday       8   Spa Town and Country House
Sunday       8   Leeds Castle Easter Egg Hunt
                                                             Saturday     9   Gloucester Medieval Fayre
Monday       9   Legoland
                                                             Sunday      10   Folkestone Market
Tuesday     10   Concorde Experience                         Monday      11   Apples, Beer and Cream
Wednesday   11   Finchcocks                                  Tuesday     12   Windsor and Thames Cruise
Thursday    12   Thorpe Park                                 Wednesday   13   Southend Shopper
Friday      13   BBC Studio Tour                             Friday      15   Hastings and Rye Market
Saturday    14   St Flora and Cite Europe                    Saturday    16   Boulogne Hypermarket
Sunday      15   The Constable Country Tour                  Sunday      17   Fathers Day on the Bluebell Railway
Monday      16   The Lake and Grape                          Monday      18   Hever Castle - Rose Week
Tuesday     17   Bowood House                                Tuesday     19   Kings Lynn - Vancouver Festival
Thursday    19   Henley on Thames & Basildon Park            Wednesday   20   Clacton on Sea
                                                             Thursday    21   Henley and Hughenden Manor
Friday      20   McArthur Glenn - Ashford
                                                             Friday      22   Colchester Market & Tiptree Fruit Farm
Saturday    21   St Georges Day in Stratford
                                                             Saturday    23   De Panne
Sunday      22   Wye Valley Tour
                                                             Sunday      24   Marlborough, Kennet and Avon Canal
Wednesday   25   RHS Wisley Daffodil Show                    Tuesday     26   Milestones & Memories & Basingstoke
Thursday    26   Waddesdon Manor                             Wednesday   27   Compton Acres
Friday      27   Aylesbury Market & St Tiggywinkles          Thursday    28   Shugborough
Saturday    28   Spalding Flower Festival                    Friday      29   Tenterden and Sissinghurst Gardens
Sunday      29   Blackbushe Market                           Saturday    30   Severn Valley 1940's Weekend
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                          July                                                   September
Sunday       1   Isle of Wight Tour                         Saturday     1   Legoland
Monday       2   Winchester                                 Sunday       2   Bognor Regis Birdman Rally
Tuesday      3   Wells Next to the Sea & Holkham Hall       Monday       3   Exbury Experience
Wednesday    4   Great Yarmouth                             Tuesday      4   Market Day in the Cotswolds
                                                            Friday       7   Lichfield Cathedral Tour
Thursday     5   Steam Through the Cotswolds
                                                            Monday      10   Whitley Village Shopping Centre
Monday       9   Yorkshire Dales Mini Break
                                                            Tuesday     11   Wicksteed Park Musical Variety Show
Tuesday     10   The Sport of Kings Tour                    Wednesday   12   Southend Shopper
Wednesday   11   McArthur Glenn - Swindon                   Thursday    13   Frogmore House and Windsor
Thursday    12   Eastbourne                                 Friday      14   Rhine in Flames Mini Break
Saturday    14   Bruges                                     Saturday    15   Adinkerke and Cite Europe
Sunday      15   New Forest Tour and Ponies                 Sunday      16   Blackbushe Market
Monday      16   Pines and Vines Tour                       Tuesday     18   Leicester
Tuesday     17   Bure Valley and The Norfolk Broads         Wednesday   19   Thames Cruise & Houses of Parliament
Wednesday   18   Clacton On Sea                             Thursday    20   The Living History Tour
Thursday    19   Ely and Cambridge                          Friday      21   Blackpool Illuminations Mini Break
                                                            Tuesday     25   Kings Lynn and Caithness Crystal
Friday      20   Stamford Market & Belton House
                                                            Saturday    29   Malvern Autumn Show
Saturday    21   Norfolk Lavender
                                                            Sunday      30   The Cromwell Tour
Sunday      22   Hop Farm War and Peace
Monday      23   Drayton Manor                                                     October
Tuesday     24   Althorp House
                                                            Wednesday    3   Southend Shopper
Wednesday   25   Exbury Experience
                                                            Saturday     6   Boulogne Hypermarket
Thursday    26   Whitstable Market and Herne Bay            Sunday       7   Leeds Castle Flower Festival
Friday      27   Southend Shopper                           Wednesday   10   Norwich
Saturday    28   Calais and Cite Europe                     Friday      12   Blackpool Illuminations Mini Break
Sunday      29   Folkestone                                 Thursday    18   Peterborough
Monday      30   Bentley Wildfowl                           Saturday    20   RHS Wisley Apple Tasting
Tuesday     31   Thorpe Park                                Saturday    20   Disneyland Paris Mini Break
                                                            Sunday      21   Autumn Colours of Savills Gardens
                       August                               Wednesday   24   Bury St Edmunds
                                                            Thursday    25   Cadbury World
Wednesday    1   Wedgwood and Trentham Gardens              Saturday    27   St Flora And Cite Europe
Thursday     2   Longleat                                   Sunday      28   Thorpe Park Fright Night
Friday       3   Legoland
Saturday     4   Blankenburg                                                     November
Sunday       5   Portsmouth and Southsea                    Saturday     3   Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular
Monday       6   Norwich                                    Sunday       4   Old Crock's Rally - Brighton
Tuesday      7   Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard                 Saturday    10   St Flora And Cite Europe
Wednesday    8   Worthing                                   Wednesday   14   Southend Shopper
Thursday     9   Colchester Zoo                             Saturday    24   Boulogne Hypermarket
Friday      10   Bournemouth                                Sunday      25   Christmas at Althorp House
                                                            Monday      26   Turkey & Tinsel Mini Break
Friday      10   Amsterdam Flyer
                                                            Tuesday     27   Merryhills Shopping
Saturday    11   Boulogne Hypermarket
                                                            Friday      30   Victorian Christmas at Portsmouth
Sunday      12   Crich Tramway 1940' Weekend
Monday      13   Chichester & Bognor                                              December
Tuesday     14   Bressingham Steam and Gardens
                                                            Saturday     1   Bruges Christmas Market
Wednesday   15   Canterbury and Dover
                                                            Saturday     1   Boulogne Hypermarket
Thursday    16   London Tour and Buckingham Palace          Sunday       2   Christmas at Wicksteed Park
Friday      17   Whipsnade Wild Animal Park                 Tuesday      4   Christmas Illumination Tour
Saturday    18   Southend Carnival                          Wednesday    5   Christmas at Blenheim Palace
Sunday      19   Eastbourne Air show                        Thursday     6   Milton Keynes Shopper
Monday      20   Gulliver’s World                           Saturday     8   Lincoln Market
Tuesday     21   Windsor And Thames Cruise                  Sunday       9   Christmas at Wicksteed Park
Wednesday   22   Great Yarmouth                             Tuesday     11   Christmas Lunch Tour
Thursday    23   Woburn Experience                          Wednesday   12   St Flora And Cite Europe
Friday      24   Chatham Dockyard & Kingswear Castle        Thursday    13   Cruising into Christmas
                                                            Saturday    15   Boulogne Hypermarket
Saturday    25   Hever Castle - Jousting
                                                            Sunday      16   Santa Special on the Bluebell Railway
Sunday      26   Hunstanton
                                                            Monday      17   Fenland Christmas Market
Monday      27   Clacton-on-Sea                             Wednesday   19   Christmas Illuminations
Tuesday     28   Poole and Monkey World                     Thursday    20   Milton Keynes Shopper
Wednesday   29   Thorpe Park                                Sunday      23   Magical Christmas Chocolate Cruise
Thursday    30   Cadbury World                              Saturday    29   Christmas Leave on the Watercress Line
Friday      31   Market Day in Ramsgate                     Sunday    30-1   New Year In Paris 3 day Mini Break
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                                                           Seaside


                                                                                                                             Brosdstairs
                                                                         Worthing
                   Portsmouth

 Southend Shopper                                                                   Hunstanton
  Thur: 29 Mar Route A                 Wed; 2 May Route F                           Sun: 20 May Route A                    Sun: 26 August Route F
  Wed: 13 Jun Route A                  Fri: 27 Jul Route F                         Located on the north Norfolk coast Hunstanton gets its fair share of
  Wed: 12 Sept Route A                 Wed: 3 Oct Route F
                                                                                   sunlight, it is well-known that this is mainly due to the fact that while
  Wed: 14 Nov Route A                  Mon: 10 Dec Route F
                                                                                   Hunstanton's cliffs and beaches are on the east coast, they actually face
  Carnival Saturday 18 August Route D
If you do not wish to travel far but fancy a breath of fresh air then what         west. Sunday is Market Day so you will have plenty of time to explore the
better way to spend your day than walking along the promenade or                   stalls or just relax in the gardens or on the sandy beaches.
wandering through the pedestrianised high street and two large                     Fare: £ 15.00                  Child: £ 13.00
shopping centres at this popular seaside town.
Please note: The Carnival trip will depart on a later Pick up route and will
return at a later time
Fare: £ 12.00                 Child: £ 10.00
                                                                                    Worthing
                                                                                    Wed: 23 May Route A Wed: 8 August Route F
                                                                                   Worthing is situated near the beautiful South Downs and boasts five
 Southsea and Portsmouth                                                           miles of award winning coast line. The town offers visitors fabulous
  Sun: 6 May Route A                    Sun: 5 August Route F                      restaurants and shopping by the sea
Part of the city of Portsmouth, Southsea retains the character of a                Fare: £ 14.50                  Child: £ 12.50
traditional seaside resort. It has a long shingle beach, two piers and a
string of seaside attractions, including a fairground and various historical
sights, one of which is the D-Day museum. In Portsmouth, soaring up to
170m, the Spinnaker Tower is a new landmark for Portsmouth and the
                                                                                    Skegness
south coast of England
 Fare: £ 15.50                  Child: £ 13.50                                      Sun: 27 May Route B
                                                                                   The town of Skegness has some 10 miles of superb golden beaches.
                                                                                   Visitors will be excited by the state of the art white knuckle rides, or may
                                                                                   be happy to relax in the tranquillity of superb secluded nature reserves
 Broadstairs or Ramsgate
                                                                                   and beaches. There is an abundance of attractions for all ages and tastes.
  Fri: 11 May Route A                                                              The whole coastal area also offers fantastic facilities for budding tourists,
If you prefer the quiet life then why not visit the Port of Ramsgate,
                                                                                   including active indoor and outdoor attractions for young children. For
where you can relax on the beach and watch the boats coming and going
                                                                                   the retired, the terrain is level and is ideal for visitors who have difficulty
or spend some time hunting for a bargain around the market stalls. If
you don’t feel like the bustle of the market you can remain on the coach           with mobility.
and we will whisk you to Broadstairs as this little town in Kent is an ideal       Fare: £ 18.00                  Child: £ 16.00
place to get away from it all.
Fare: £ 15.00                  Child: £ 13.00

                                                                                    Great Yarmouth
 Walton On The Naze                                                                 Wed: 30 May Route A                    Wed: 4 July Route F
                                                                                    Wed: 22 August Route A
  Wed: 16 May Route A
                                                                                   This popular seaside resort has grown from a small fisherman’s
Walton really is a family resort with its clean sandy beaches, pier, nature
trails and grassy play areas. Why not explore the quaint winding streets           settlement and now boasts 4 miles of sandy beaches and shops.
with shops selling fantastic seaside specialities.                                 Wednesday is Market Day.
Fare: £ 14.50                 Child: £ 12.50                                       Fare: £ 16.00                  Child: £ 14.00
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                                                          Seaside


                 Brighton                                                                                                Eastbourne Pier
                                                                     Bournemouth

 Ramsgate Market Day                                                              Eastbourne
  Fri: 1 June Route A                  Fri: 31 August Route F                      Thurs: 12 July Route A
If you prefer the quiet life then why not visit the Port of Ramsgate where       Sheltered by the South Downs and the magnificent Beachy Head,
you can relax on the beach and watch the boats coming and going or               Eastbourne is renowned as one of the finest holiday resorts in the
spend some time hunting for a bargain around the market stalls.                  country. The town is proud of its sunshine record, clean beach well-
Fare: £ 15.00                  Child: £ 13.00                                    tendered lawns and colourful gardens. An ideal resort for resting and
                                                                                 letting time go by.
                                                                                 Fare:      £ 15.00    Child: £ 13.00



 Hastings
  Fri: 15 June Route A
A leading resort with a shingle beach and wide promenade. Hastings has
                                                                                  Bournemouth
all the usual seaside attractions as well as a good shopping centre. There         Fri: 10 August Route A
is an interesting Old Town and the Hastings embroidery can be seen in            Visit the nation’s favourite seaside resort, playground of celebrities with
the White Rock Pavilion.                                                         over seven miles of golden beaches. This delightful Dorset town is a must.
Fare: £ 15.00                  Child: £ 13.00                                    There is also many parks and gardens in this horticultural oasis.
                                                                                  Fare: £ 16.00                 Child: £ 14.00




 Clacton
 Wed: 20 Jun Route A                   Wed: 18 July Route F
 Mon: 27 Aug Route A
A seaside resort in the old tradition Clacton has a broad 1180ft pier
which is flanked by long sandy beaches and well tended flower gardens.
Fare: £ 14.50                 Child: £ 12.50
                                                                                  End of Season Cheapie – Eastbourne
                                                                                   Sun: 9 Sept Route A & F
                                                                                 As a thank you to our customers we offer this end of season cheapie to
                                                                                 our customers at the reduced rate. Sheltered by the South Downs and the
 Brighton                                                                        magnificent Beachy Head, Eastbourne is renowned as one of the finest
                                                                                 holiday resorts in the country. The town is proud of its sunshine record,
  Mon: 25 June Route A
                                                                                 clean beach well-tendered lawns and colourful gardens. An ideal resort
This popular Georgian town has much to see. There is the beach, pier and
                                                                                 for resting and letting time go by.
amusements and also ‘The Laines ’area where you can hunt for bargains
                                                                                 Fare: All Travellers: £ 12.00
in the warren like streets.
                                                                                 Please note that Travel Club or Group Discounts do not apply for
Fare: £ 15.00               Child: £ 13.00
                                                                                 this Excursion




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   Colourful Gardens and Flower Shows




           Exbury Gardens
                                                              Spalding Flower Festival
                                                                                                                            Kew Gardens

 Easton Walled Garden – Snowdrops                                                   RHS Wisley Daffodil Show
  Sun: 11 February Route A                                                           Wed 25 April Route A                RHS Members Reduction
We travel to Lincolnshire and the Easton Walled Garden. There are 12               A fascinating blend of beauty, practical, innovative design, using a
acres of ‘lost’ gardens. 400 years of gardening have created a peaceful            number of cultivation techniques. The beauty and tranquillity of the
and settled atmosphere, enhanced by the beautiful valley surrounding it.           gardens capture the imagination, with richly planted borders, luscious
Until winter 2001, these gardens had been completely abandoned for 50              rose gardens and the exotica of glasshouses. Wisley will be awash with
years. In 2006, with four years of renovation under our belt, visitors can         the glorious colours from the display Daffodils.
see more than just a restoration project.                                           Fare: £ 18.50
 Fare: £ 19.50



                                                                                    Spalding Flower Festival
 Kew Gardens Spring Festival                                                         Sat: 28 April Route A
  Wed: 21 March Route A                                                            Spalding is the home of the Spalding Flower Parade and an important
We journey across London to Kew Gardens where, each spring, Kew's                  centre of the flower and bulb industry. The float decorations in the
experts augment the best that Mother Nature has to offer in huge                   parade use the waste product of the Tulip industry, the tulip heads are
quantity to create an impressive show. Timing is everything, as a                  removed to promote the growth of the bulbs for sale in the autumn. A
succession of around 5 million different flowering bulbs burst into life           company or organisation sponsors each float. Come and see the
across the Royal Botanic Gardens. 2 million purple and white crocuses              spectacular floats and listen to the marching bands as they parade
(Crocus vernus) create the Crocus Carpet, while drifts of daffodils line the       through the town. The whole family can enjoy this colourful annual
Broadwalk and Chionodoxa create an unbelievably vibrant sea of blue.               event.
Fare: £ 23.50                Seniors: £ 21.00                                      Fare: £ 14.50




 Thriplow Daffodils                                                                 Leonardslee Gardens Centenary
  Sat: 24 March Route A                                                              Sun: 13 May Route A
We make our way to Cambridge, where you will have time for                         A great woodland garden inspired by Sir Uve Dale Price, Richard Payne
Sightseeing and a spot of lunch. This afternoon we drive through the               Knight and JC Loudon. The gardens lie in a sheltered valley with a string of
picturesque Cambridgeshire countryside making our way to Thriplow,                 ponds, made a century earlier to provide water power for the iron industry.
where they will be celebrating the Daffodil Weekend. There will be craft           Being damp and slightly acid the soil is well suited to Rhododendrons,
exhibitions, demonstrations and displays of many country pursuits.                 Canelias and Magnolias. In mid May to early June the Rhododendrons are
Fare: £ 16.50                Child: £14.50                                         at their best. In 2007, Leonardslee celebrates a special centenary: this year
                                                                                   the gardens have been open to the public for 100 years. A wide range of
                                                                                   events has been programmed for this landmark season.
                                                                                   Fare: £ 21.50                  Child: £17.00
 Exbury Gardens – Steam Railway Open Day
  Sun: 25 March Route A
We drive to Exbury Gardens, near Beaulieu in the New Forest. Exbury
                                                                                    Arundel Carpet of Flowers
reflects the changing moods of nature. Early spring sees the magnolias               Wed: 6 June
and camellias burst into flower, whilst the Daffodil Meadow is a carpet of         We head to Arundel to enjoy the splendours of this wonderful town with
glorious gold. In mid-spring the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are at their            its World famous Castle and Cathedral situated on the banks of the River
peak and full of vibrant colour. The Exbury Gardens steam railway follows          Arun. The Cathedral will be awash with flowers and will include the unique
a one and a quarter mile circular route and is a wonderful way to see the          carpet of flowers that covers the full length of the central aisle. This town
gardens.                                                                           has ample facilities on offer to enable you to have a glorious day out.
Fare: £ 25.75                Child: £18.50                                         Fare: £ 14.50
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   Colourful Gardens and Flower Shows




                   Leeds Castle                                                                                    Compton Acres
                                                                  Norfolk Lavender

 Compton Acres                                                                    Exbury Experience
  Wed: 27 June Route A                                                             Wed: 25 July Route A                 Mon: 3 Sept Route F
Compton Acres invites you to escape to a different world. The new                We head to Exbury where you can enjoy a great day out taking the great
Compton Acres has more features than ever before. As well as its                 value Exbury Experience. This consists of entrance to the Gardens, 45
                                                                                 minute buggy tour, with commentary and anecdotes, 20 minute Steam
beautiful ten acres of gardens, there are exciting shopping opportunities,
                                                                                 Railway journey around the Summer Lane Garden and across the rock
restaurants, a delicatessen, regular events, and, with further all-weather
                                                                                 garden, plus the chance to discover Exbury’s mighty leviathans on a Tree
facilities planned for the near future, Compton Acres in Poole is fast
                                                                                 Trail. There is also the Gift Shop, Plant Centre and Mr Eddy’s Restaurant
becoming one of the most visited and prestigious attractions on the              and Tea Rooms.
South Coast.                                                                     Fare: £ 24.75
Fare: £ 21.00



                                                                                  Leeds Castle Flower Festival
                                                                                   Sun: 7 October Route A
                                                                                 Described as the loveliest castle in the world, Leeds Castle was once a
 Tenterden and Sissinghurst Gardens                                              Royal Residence for six of England’s medieval Queens, a palace of Henry
 National Trust Property                                                         V111 and a retreat for the rich and powerful. Today the castle is
                                                                                 transformed with glorious displays of flowers and fruit all surrounded by
  Fri: 29 June Route A                     N.T Member Reduction                  some 500 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens.
Today we take the short journey to Tenterden with its broad tree-lined           Fare: £ 23.50
High Street offering a selection of shopping facilities, and is dominated
by the pinnacled tower of St. Mildred's Church. This afternoon we travel
to Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens. Developed around the surviving parts
of an Elizabethan mansion with a central red-brick prospect tower, a              RHS Wisley – Apple Tasting
series of small enclosed compartments, intimate in scale and romantic in           Sat: 20 October Route A                   Reduction for RHS Members
atmosphere and including the renowned White Garden, provide                      Our journey takes us to the RHS Gardens Wisley, where you can sample
outstanding design and colour throughout the season. The study, where            some of the 700 varieties of apple grown at Wisley, local horticultural
Vita worked, and library are also open to visitors.                              groups and food producers will be offering tasting, talks, demonstrations
                                                                                 and selling their regional food and drink. Experts will be on hand to
Fare: £ 21.00
                                                                                 identify the apples, and answer questions on fruit and vegetable growing.
                                                                                 Plenty of fun for children. Apple trees for sale at Wisley's Garden Centre.
                                                                                 Seek inspiration in the model Kitchen Garden.
                                                                                 Fare: £ 18.50


 Norfolk Lavender
 Includes Lunch and Cream Tea                                                     Savill Gardens – Autumn Colours
                                                                                   Sun: 21 October Route A
  Sat: 21 July Route A
                                                                                 The Savill Garden is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens, which
We travel to the Lavender fields at Heacham in time for your included
                                                                                 comes to live displaying glorious autumn colours. Neither a botanical
Lunch. We then rejoin our coach for your fully guided tour of both the
                                                                                 garden, nor a kitchen garden attached to a great house, it is a garden for
fields of English glory and the Lavender Distillery; Following your tour         the garden’s sake, enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It
you will be able to enjoy an included cream tea and then you will have           never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of
time to shop for their extensive range of lavender products.                     contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland.
Fare: £ 27.00                                                                    Fare: £ 18.00
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       Historic Houses and Castles


              Bowood House                                                                                                 Blenheim Palace
                                                                   Waddesdon Manor

 Leeds Castle – Easter Egg Hunt                                                      Henley-on-Thames and Basildon Park
  Sun: 8 April Route A                                                               National Trust Property
Described as “The loveliest Castle in the world” the historic interior varies         Tues: 17 April Route A Reduction for N.T. Members
with its history spanning over 1000 years. Set in over 500 acres the castle         We travel into the Thames Valley to the historic riverside town of Henley.
was home to 6 medieval Queens of England and features many                          You have time to enjoy this picturesque stretch of river and the town. In
attractions to delight the thousands of visitors each year. Today we join           the afternoon we visit Basildon Park, a beautiful Palladian Mansion filled
the other visitors and enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt where visitors are                 with fine pictures and furniture. This spectacular 18th century grand
invited to solve the clues which lead to the numerous chocolate eggs                country house is the setting of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy’s first meeting in
that can be found in the grounds. Each traveller on our coach will receive          the new film version of Pride and Prejudice. This lavish production makes
a Cadbury’s Cream Egg on arrival at Leeds Castle.                                   use of Basildon park's exterior, sumptuous ballrooms and dining rooms to
Fare: £ 23.50                 Child: £20.00                                         recreate Netherfield, the fictional home of Mr Bigley. There is an
                                                                                    exhibition including photographs, props and memorabilia and hopefully a
                                                                                    display of costumes from the film.
                                                                                    Fare: £ 17.75

                                                                                     Waddesdon Manor
 Finchcocks                                                                          Thur: 26 April Route A
                                                                                    Waddesdon Manor was built (1874-1889) by Baron Ferdinand de
  Wed: 11 April Route A
                                                                                    Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to
This morning we head to Tunbridge Wells where you will have time to
                                                                                    entertain the fashionable world. Now, the Manor is run by a family
explore this historic town before heading to Finchcocks where you will
                                                                                    charitable trust chaired by the present Lord Rothschild. The Collection
have lunch before using your time to enjoy this spectacular home. This is
                                                                                    continues to grow, new features and displays are added to both House
the home of the well know pianist, Richard Burnett and his wife Katrina
                                                                                    and Gardens and they offer a varied programme of events and activities.
who bought the property in 1970 to house his expanding collection of
                                                                                    Fare: £ 29.50
keyboard instruments including harpsichord, virginals, clavichords and
early pianos. The house was first opened to the public in 1976 and a visit           Blenheim Palace and Oxford
to this fascinating museum has been a popular event ever since.
Fare: £ 27.00                                                                         Tues: 1 May Route A
                                                                                    We first travel to the spectacular Blenheim Palace once home to Sir
                                                                                    Winston Churchill. Blenheim is the country’s grandest example of
                                                                                    Baroque civic architecture and its interior is full of treasures, including
                                                                                    furniture from Versailles. From here we continue our journey into the
                                                                                    university town of Oxford famous for its honey-stone buildings set
                                                                                    amongst some of the finest architecture in England.
 Bowood House                                                                       Fare: £ 24.50
  Tues: 17 April Route A
A visitor to Bowood today will see fine 18th-century architecture and                Groombridge and the Enchanted Forest
splendid interiors. Bowood House and Gardens have been improved by                    Thur: 3 May Route A
successive generations up to the present day. There is also a series of             Set in 200 acres, Groombridge Place features a series of magnificent,
exhibition rooms with a wealth of fine furniture, costumes, porcelain,              traditional walled gardens – set against the backdrop of a 17th century
jewellery and paintings on display. Outside, the house is surrounded by             moated manor. In the ancient woodland of the 'Enchanted Forest' there's
‘Capability’ Brown’s stunning park; there are magnificent formal gardens,           mystery, innovation and excitement for all ages, including Birds of Prey
a ‘Picturesque’ rockwork garden; and the renowned pinetum and                       flying displays and canal boat cruises. Groombridge stars as Longbourn in
arboretum                                                                           Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Fare: £ 22.00                                                                       Fare: £ 20.25
                                                                                9
       Historic Houses and Castles


            Shugborough                                                                                                         Hever Castle
                                                                 Sandringham House

 Hatfield House Living Crafts Fair                                                    Henley on Thames and Hughenden Manor
  Thur: 10 May Route A                                                                National Trust Property
This Jacobean House is the setting for a number of events throughout                   Thur: 21 June Route A                N.T. Member Reduction
the year, best known being the Living Crafts Fair. In May, the grounds of            We travel into the Thames Valley to the historic riverside town of Henley.
Hatfield House are transformed into a working showcase for the very                  You have time to enjoy this picturesque stretch of river and the town.
best of British Crafts. Living Crafts is the largest event of its kind in            Queen Victoria's trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli lived here from
Europe. Literally hundreds of the country's top designers and craftspeople           1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, books and pictures
have been selected to exhibit their work and demonstrate their skills.               remain in this, his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life in
There will be many new displays, spectacular demonstrations and                      London. There are beautiful walks through the surrounding park and
opportunities to 'have a go'                                                         woodland, and the garden is a recreation of the colourful design of
Fare: £ 22.00                                                                        Disraeli's wife, Mary Anne.
                                                                                     Fare: £ 20.00
 Sandringham House and Gardens
  Tues: 15 May Route A
Explore the Private country retreat of HM The Queen set in some sixty
acres of delightful gardens which offer beauty and colour throughout the
seasons. This fine country residence houses a collection of carved                    Shugborough
gemstones, furniture, bronzes and guns along with some of the vintage
                                                                                        Thur: 28 June Route A
vehicles used by members of the Royal Family.
                                                                                     This complete working historic estate is home to the Earls of Lichfield. On
Fare: £ 23.50                Seniors: £21.50
                                                                                     show are extensive working servants' quarters with kitchens, laundry,
                                                                                     Servants' Hall, brew house and coach house. The elegant Mansion House
 Spa Town and Country House                                                          built in 1693 contains artefacts from Admiral Anson's circumnavigation
  Fri: 8 June Route A                                                                of the world and fine collections of china, silver and furniture. An idyllic
Two Memorable Experiences in one day. Enjoy a one-hour guided walking                model farm (1805) lies in the parkland, with working watermill, kitchens
tour of historic Royal Tunbridge Wells, followed by a visit to the beautiful         and dairy. Rare breeds of livestock roam the grounds and eight
house and gardens of nearby Penshurst Place, which is one of Kent’s                  monuments of national importance adorn the wider landscape. Costumed
loveliest ancestral homes. Laying in the weald of Kent this country house            'first person' guides work in the historic environments producing flour,
is set in magnificent 16th century gardens making a perfect day out.                 bread, ale, butter and cheese.
There is also a toy museum.                                                          Fare: £ 25.00
Fare: £ 23.50

 Hever Castle - Rose Week
  Mon: 18 June Route A
                                                                                      Wells Next the Sea and Holkham Hall
A visit to Hever Castle and its idyllic gardens is an experience to cherish
and remember for years to come. Allow history to come to life in this                  Tues: 3 July Route A
childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Capture those moments of romance,                     Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the most attractive towns on the North
conspiracy, danger and intrigue. Enjoy the splendour of Henry VIII’s court.          Norfolk Coast. From the long sweeping beach bordered by pine woodland,
Join the costumed figures of his 6 wives and royal entourage of the period.          to the gentle harbour with small fishing boats. There are the bustling
Study the two historic 'books of hours' (prayer books) inscribed and signed          shops with not a chain store in sight, or fine Georgian houses, with quiet
by Anne Boleyn. ‘Hours’ were personal prayer books, popular in England in            pubs and restaurants. Wells is an unspoiled seaside destination, waiting
the 13th century until the reformation. The castle will be decked with roses.        to be discovered. This afternoon we head to Holkham Hall, a truly
There will be tours of the gardens plus talks and demonstrations relating to         majestic stately home, which is set in a 3000 acre Deer Park, you can
roses and gardening topics. Lose yourself in the yew maze and the unique             enjoy looking around the State Rooms and view the old kitchen still in its
splashing water maze which challenges you to reach the central folly                 original state.
whilst avoiding various water barriers (weather permitting).                         Fare: £ 26.50
Fare: £ 21.50
                                                                                10
       Historic Houses and Castles


           Althorp House                                                                                                 Buckingham Palace
                                                                Houses of Parliament

 Althorp House                                                                       Frogmore House and Windsor
  Tues: 24 July Route A                                                               Thur: 13 Sept Route A
We begin the day travelling to Althorp House. Since the death of Diana,             Frogmore House, set in the private Home Park, is renowned for its
Princess of Wales, 10 years ago, Althorp House has become known across              beautiful landscaped garden and 18th-century Lake. Queen Victoria loved
the world. But before that tragic event, the house was known as one of              Frogmore so much that she chose to build a mausoleum for herself and
England’s most classic stately homes due to its settings and the                    her husband, Prince Albert, in the grounds. From here we take you into
magnificent interior. In the afternoon we travel onto Northampton for               Windsor (entry not included to castle) where you will have time for lunch
the rest of the day.                                                                and to explore all that the town has to offer.
Fare: £ 25.50                                                                       Fare: £ 20.50




 London Tour and Buckingham Palace                                                   Houses of Parliament
  Thur: 16 August Route A                                                             Wed: 19 Sept Route A
Today we take a panoramic tour around London with a Blue Badge Guide                An opportunity to visit the 'Cradle of Democracy'. On arrival in
where you will see the sights from the coach (Guard Change subject to               Westminster at the Sovereign's Entrance we are met by a Blue Badge
schedule) before lunch at leisure. This afternoon you will visit                    Guide. We proceed up the stairs used by the Queen for the State Opening
Buckingham Palace which has served as the official London residence of              of Parliament. During the 75-minute tour you will see the Queen's Robing
Britain's sovereigns since 1837. Today it is The Queen's official residence,        Room, the Royal Gallery and the Chamber of the House of Lords. Then,
with 775 rooms. The Palace is in use for the many official events and               through Central Lobby into the House of Commons and the lobbies,
receptions held by The Queen.                                                       leaving the Palace through St Stephen's Hall and Westminster Hall. This
Fare: Adult £ 27.30          Senior: £ 25.95               Child: £ 21.50           excursion also includes a River Cruise from Greenwich to Westminster
                                                                                    the timing of this is dependant on our allocated time slot in Parliament.
                                                                                    Fare: £ 25.75

 Hever Castle – Jousting
 Sat: 25 August Route A
The Knights of Royal England will entertain King Henry VIII and Anne
Boleyn with a jousting tournament at 2pm. The contest will include full
gallop jousts, and entertainment by foot soldiers using medieval style
weapons. Come and cheer on your favourite knight!
Fare: £ 21.25                Child: £ 18.50




                                                                               11
                                               Market Days


       Bourton on Water                                                                                                          Burford

                                                                St Albans Cathedral

 Leicester                                                                         St Ives Market and Wimpole Hall –
  Wed: 24 January Route A            Tue: 18 September Route F                     Lambing Season N.T. Property
Leicester has one of the largest markets in Europe, dating back 700 years.          Mon: 2 April Route A                 Reduction for NT Members
The Shire Shopping Centre is one of the largest in the Midlands and the           We drive to the historic market town of St Ives. Today it is busy holding
pedestrianised town centre is pleasant and compact.
                                                                                  its general charter market. There is a maze of narrow lanes and alleyways
Fare: £ 15.00
                                                                                  for you to explore in the most scenic part of the town. In the afternoon
                                                                                  we move on to Wimpole Home Farm which, during the 'lambing season'
                                                                                  is extremely busy and available for you to see, or you can visit the
                                                                                  colourful gardens and take refreshments.
                                                                                  Fare: £ 23.50
 Norwich
  Wed: 14 Feb Route A               Mon: 21 May Route F
  Mon: 6 Aug Route A                Wed: 10 Oct Route F
Norwich is a compact and attractive Cathedral City that bears the mark
in many ancient buildings enhancing 1000 years of history. Wednesday is
also market day where you may be able to pick up a few bargains.                   St Albans Market and Chenies Manor
Fare: £ 14.00
                                                                                    Wed: 4 April Route A
                                                                                  Our journey takes us into St Albans where you will have time to explore
                                                                                  the city steeped in history. Its streets are home to a variety of shops,
                                                                                  restaurants and cafes. From here we make our way early afternoon to
                                                                                  Chenies Manor house. Built in the 15th century it consists of some
 Cotswolds
                                                                                  wonderful artefacts inside the house and is set in beautiful grounds
  Tue: 6 Mar Route A                   Tue: 5 Jun Route F                         landscaped in numerous ways. You even have the opportunity to visit the
  Tue: 4 Sept Route A                                                             small village before returning home.
Moreton-in-Marsh is the largest market town in the Cotswolds and was              Fare: £ 20.00
granted its first charter in 1629. Every Tuesday the main street is
transformed into a bustling market with over 250 stalls. In the afternoon
we will continue our tour of the Cotswolds.
Fare: £ 15.50


                                                                                   Aylesbury Market and St. Tiggywinkles
                                                                                    Fri: 27 April Route A
                                                                                  The Town of Aylesbury lies just north of the Chiltern Hills and is a place
 Kings Lynn Market and Caithness Crystal -
                                                                                  of surprising contrasts. Extremely modern shopping areas complement
 Includes Cream Tea                                                               Aylesbury Market, a part of the town life since the 13th Century. St
  Tue: 27 March Route A                 Tue: 25 September Route F                 Mary's Church, which proudly stands above the town, lies in the 'old
Firstly, we take you to the historic fishing port of Kings Lynn, where you        town' conservation area with its sleepy lanes and cottage. This afternoon
get time to explore the market. Then it’s onto Caithness Crystal to watch         our journey takes us to St Tiggywinkles wildlife rescue centre as featured
the fascinating art of glassblowers, shaping and blowing glass as it has          on the BBC’s Animal 24/7 television programme. Here you will enjoy a
been done for centuries. View the craftsmen from close quarters before            guided tour of the facility.
enjoying an included cream tea and then you can browse for bargains in            Fare: £ 18.00
the factory shop.
Fare: £ 16.95
                                                                             12
                                                 Market Days



                                                                      Bury St Edmunds

 Blackbushe Market and Reading                                                          Rochester Farmers Market
  Sun: 29 April Route A                  Sun: 16 September Route F                       Sun: 8 July Route A
Visit Europe’s largest outdoor Sunday market and see the wonderful array               We drive to Rochester where you will have time to explore the Farmers
of over 1,000 stalls offering a wide range of goods with something on                  Markets. These markets allow local farmers and producers to sell direct to
offer for all the family. If you're in the market for plants, fashions, fruit &        the customers. The vendors at the Farmers Markets have grown, bred,
veg, footwear, DVDs, electrical goods, cosmetics, duvets, rugs, sofas, bikes,          processed, pickled, brewed or baked the goods themselves. A great way to
meat & poultry, mobile phones, tools, outdoor clothing, books or                       buy fresh local produce at reasonable prices.
household items. From here we make our way back into Reading. Located                  Fare: £ 14.50
in the heart of Reading is The Oracle which combines the best in fashion
& taste together. With the widest choice of fashion and lifestyle brands
at over 90 top name shops you can be sure to find just what you are
looking for at The Oracle.                                                              Stamford Market and Belton House
Fare: £ 13.00
                                                                                         Fri: 20 July Route A
                                                                                       We head to the Market Town of Stamford one of the finest ‘Stone Towns’
                                                                                       and being market day there are 250 stalls for you to explore. Stamford is
                                                                                       one of the most beautiful small stone built towns and was the setting for
 Bury St Edmunds                                                                       both the films of Middlemarch and Pride and Prejudice. This afternoon
  Wed: 9 May Route A                 Wed: 24 October Route F                           we travel to Belton House, built in 1685-88 for 'Young' Sir John
Today we drive to Bury St Edmunds. An Ancient market town which is full                Brownlow, Belton is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of
of history and Suffolk charm. There is a wealth of historic buildings                  Restoration country house architecture. The stunning interiors contain
including the 16th Century Cathedral. Today you will have the day at                   exceptionally fine plasterwork and wood-carving, as well as important
leisure and be free to browse the shops and explore the market.                        collections of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silver. The grounds
Fare: £ 16.00                                                                          include 14 hectares (36 acres) of gardens, the Lakeside Walk, a
                                                                                       magnificent landscaped park and the largest children's adventure
                                                                                       playground in Lincolnshire.
                                                                                       Fare: £ 21.00
 Folkestone
  Sun: 10 June Route A              Sun: 29 July Route F
This popular Sunday market is held on the sea front. After a hard day’s
shopping you can relax on the sandy beach.
                                                                                        Whitstable Market and Herne Bay
Fare: £ 15.00               Child: £13.00                                                Thur: 26 July Route A
                                                                                       These two resorts have become fashionable towns over the years. In the
                                                                                       morning you can sample the delights of the ancient fishing port of
                                                                                       Whitstable with its market, fine restaurants and oyster bars. Suitably
 Colchester Market and Tiptree Fruit Farm –                                            refreshed we travel to Herne Bay for the afternoon.
                                                                                       Fare: £ 14.00
 Includes Cream Tea
 Fri: 22 June Route A
We start the day in Colchester where you can browse the market stalls
and shop in the local shopping precinct. This afternoon we will depart
Colchester and head to Tiptree Jam Factory where you can visit the
Museum and enjoy a cream tea in the tea rooms.
Fare: £ 19.00




                                                                                  13
 Planes, Trains, Boats and Automobiles




           Severn Valley                                                                                                       Kennet & Avon
                                                                          Concorde

 Spring Steam Gala on the Watercress Line.                                           Bure Valley Railway and The Norfolk Broads
  Sunday 4 March Route A                                                              Thur: 7 June Route A              Tues: 17 July Route F
Today we make the journey to Alresford, in Hampshire, where you will be             Slow down. Forget your worries as we first head to the old Market town
able to experience more than just a train ride. Visitors of all ages can            of Aylsham. Here you will board Norfolk’s longest Narrow Gauge Steam
savour the unique sights, sounds and smells of steam travel on a scenic             Railway taking you for 9 miles through the Norfolk countryside to
journey through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside between                 Wroxham. After your Broads cruise you will have time to explore the
Alresford and Alton Stations. Today the Watercress Line will be in the              town before we make our way home.
throws of their spring steam gala.                                                  Fare: £ 25.50
Adult/Senior: £28.00         Child: £18.00
                                                                                     Windsor and Thames Cruise
 Concorde Experience
                                                                                      Tues: 12 June Route A              Tues: 21 Aug Route F
  Tue: 10 April Route A                                                             We drive through picturesque Runnymede where King John signed the
We make our way to Bristol where 35 years after its maiden flight,                  Magna Carta in 1215, the foundation for our modern legal framework.
Concorde 216 – Alpha Foxtrot – made its spectacular final flight home               We then continue into Windsor where you can visit the Castle (entry not
into Filton on 26 November 2003. At Filton you will have a guided tour of           included) and shops. After lunch we will make our way down to Windsor
the Airbus site and then have the opportunity of an unforgettable tour              Promenade and enjoy a relaxing included cruise along the Thames with
on board ‘Alpha Foxtrot’. See the cockpit or sit in one of the seats beneath        excellent views of the surrounding areas.
the ‘Mach 2 Sign’. You will also be able to look around the impressive              Fare: £ 22.50
visitor’s centre which houses the history of Concorde and enjoy a film of
Concorde at Filton before visiting the gift shop where you will be able to           Fathers Day on the Bluebell Railway
pick up many souvenirs of Concorde.
Fare: £ 26.75                 Child: £21.75
                                                                                     Including Lunch
                                                                                      Sun 17 June Route A
 Dad's Army                                                                         The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for nine miles along the
                                                                                    border between East Sussex and West Sussex, England. Steam trains are
  Sat: 19 May Route A
                                                                                    operated between Sheffield Park and Kingscote, with an intermediate
A real treat for those old enough to remember this classic TV series. We
                                                                                    station at Horsted Keynes. The railway is managed and run largely by
first drive to the market town of Thetford where the famous series was
                                                                                    volunteers, and has the largest collection of steam locomotives after the
filmed. Here we have our morning coffee before we embark on our
                                                                                    National Railway Museum (NRM) and a collection of carriages and
guided walking tour of the area taking in some of the locations that were
                                                                                    wagons which is unrivalled in the south of England. In addition to the 30
used in the series. We return to the Bell Hotel for our included lunch
                                                                                    locomotives resident on the line, one more is on loan from the NRM
before we continue onto Bressingham Steam Experience and Gardens
                                                                                    (another has recently returned there), and a project to recreate a long-
with its own Dad’s Army museum. You will also see the grand collection
                                                                                    lost type of locomotive (A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway H2
of standard gauge locomotives, climb aboard the narrow gauge railway
                                                                                    Class Atlantic) from a few surviving parts is well under way. During your
or wander through the twelve acres of internationally famous Alan
                                                                                    train journey you will enjoy your included lunch.
Bloom gardens after which you can enjoy afternoon tea before we return
                                                                                    Fare: £ 33.50                 Child: £28.50
home. There is a fair amount of walking involved for this excursion.
Please Note: This day trip includes Morning Coffee, Guided Tour, Lunch,
entry into Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens and Afternoon Tea.                     Marlborough – Kennet and Avon Canal
Fare: £ 33.50                                                                        With Cream Tea
                                                                                      Sun: 24 June Route A
 Southend Air Show                                                                  We head to Marlborough where you will have time to shop and have
 Mon: 28 May Route A                                                                some lunch then we invite you to join us on this included leisurely cruise
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of one of the finest free shows on             along the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal. Whilst enjoying your
earth. Staged against the background of the Thames Estuary this action              included cream tea you can listen to the sound of the water lapping
packed day incorporates a full flying programme and exhibitions. A day              against the hull of the boat on this relaxing three hour cruise from
out not to be missed.                                                               Newbury through Kintbury and on to Hungerford.
Fare: £ 12.00                Child: £10.00                                          Fare: £ 26.50
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 Planes, Trains, Boats and Automobiles




                     Crich tramway Museum                                                               Eastbourne Air Show


 Severn Valley 1940's Weekend                                                       Crich Tramway 1940's Experience
  Sat: 30 June Route A                                                               Sun 12 August Route B
We journey to the Severn Valley Railway where you can take a nostalgic             In the heart of the Derbyshire countryside exists a world from the bygone
look at Britain during World War II with period vehicles, costumes and re-         age, where vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets, past
enactments. In just over three decades, the Severn Valley Railway has              enchanting buildings waiting to be explored, and up into the
graduated from relative obscurity to great prominence in British railway           breathtaking scenery overlooking the Derwent Valley. Our visit coincides
preservation. Nowadays, the initials SVR are not solely part of the                with their 1940’s Week.
specialist jargon of keen railway enthusiasts. Increasingly, the general           Fare: Adult: £ 25.00         Senior: £ 24.50               Child: £ 20.00
public has visited the line, thanks partly to extensive TV coverage which
has ensured that very few weeks pass without Severn Valley steam trains
appearing on TV screens across the nation.                                          Bressingham Steam and Gardens
Fare: Adult: £ 31.50           Senior: £29.00               Child: £23.50
                                                                                     Tues: 14 August Route A
                                                                                   We head to The Bressingham Steam Experience and Gardens with its own
                                                                                   Dad’s Army museum. You will also see the grand collection of standard
                                                                                   gauge locomotives, climb aboard the narrow gauge railway or wander
 Steam Through The Cotswolds –                                                     through the twelve acres of internationally famous Alan Bloom gardens.
 Includes Ploughman’s Lunch                                                        Fare: £21.50                Child: £19.50
  Thurs: 5 July Route A
We make our way to the Cotswold village of Broadway where you will
have time for coffee. We will then make our way to Toddington for our               Eastbourne Air Show
included Ploughman’s lunch before we board our train on the                          Sun: 19 August Route A
Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway which recreates the Golden                Sheltered by the South Downs and the magnificent Beachy Head,
Age of Steam with an enchanting 20-mile long round trip through the                Eastbourne is renowned as one of the finest holiday resorts in the
Cotswold Hills. We see Toddington, Winchcombe and the rebuilt                      country. The town is proud of its sunshine record, clean beach well-
Monmouth Troy Station, the Greet Tunnel and the Dixton Cutting as well             tendered lawns and colourful gardens. An ideal resort for resting and
as the re-opened extension of the line to Cheltenham Race Course. On               letting time go by. Our visit today co-insides with the annul R.A.F. air
our return to Toddington you will have time to browse through the shop             show
before we make our journey home.                                                   Fare: £15.00                   Child: £13.00
Fare: Adult: £28.75          Senior: £27.00             Child: £25.25

                                                                                    Chatham Historical Dockyard and Kingswear Castle
 Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard                                                          Fri: 24 August Route A
                                                                                   We make our way to Chatham where you will have the morning
  Tue: 7 August Route A                                                            exploring the Historic Chatham Dockyards. After Lunch you will board
Our visit today takes you to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.                The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle for a leisurely 1½ Cruise along the
Here you can enjoy the Motor Museum, or enjoy the Magnificent Palace               River Medway taking in the sights of Upnor Castle, the tree lined banks
and gardens. If you still have time on your hands you can still explore            of Short Reach, and the Napoleonic Forts at Hoo and Darnet Ness. You
further and visit the Abbey all of which are included in your ticket price.        will be sailing back in time aboard the last coal-fired paddle steamer in
We then head to Buckler's Hard which is a picturesque 18th century                 service in Britain, built in an age when lots of fresh air was thought to be
village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest.         very healthy. While there are saloons below deck with a bar and buffet,
Historically, it is famed as the place where some of the ships of Nelson's         the best way to enjoy the trip is up on deck – so you should wrap up
fleet were built.                                                                  warmly.
Fare: Adult: £ 26.75           Senior: £ 25.50             Child: £ 22.90          Fare: £ 26.00




                                                                              15
                               Countryside Tours



                                                                 New Forest Ponies

                                                                                 presenter of BBC2's Gardeners World. You will have free time for lunch
 April Fool's Mystery Tour                                                       here and to spend time browsing the gardens. After lunch we travel to
  Sun: 1 April Route A                                                           Rutland Water with its fascinating wildfowl population and now home to
A pleasant drive through some attractive countryside will take us to our         a family of Ospreys. After a brief tour and description of the reserve you
mystery destination where we will enjoy a stop for Sunday Lunch. We              will board the Rutland Belle to cruise the Lake. You will see the sights
continue our drive and make a further stop at another interesting                with a full commentary on all the interesting aspects of this huge man-
location before returning home from our April Fools Tour.                        made lake whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee (included). From here we
Fare: £ 21.00               Child: £19.00
                                                                                 will travel to Oakham, Rutland's county town and finally back to Melton
                                                                                 Mowbray where we say good by to our guide before heading home
 Constable Country Tour
                                                                                 Fare: £ 32.75
  Sun: 15 April Route A
The riverbanks and villages on the borders of Suffolk and Essex are               Peak District Tour
famous for the paintings of John Constable. The stretch of the River
Stour between Flatford and Nayland is famous worldwide as a result of              Sun: 3 June Route B
his landscapes. Constable was born at East Bergholt where you will meet          Our journey will take us into the beautiful Peak District - We will stop for
your qualified guide for a day touring ‘Constable Country’.                      lunch at the quaint town of Matlock Bath where you can take the cable
Fare: £ 21.25                                                                    car up the spectacular Heights of Abraham, or visit the Mine Museum,
                                                                                 later we stop in the Town of Bakewell where you can purchase your
 The Lake and Grape Tour –                                                       Bakewell Tarts or just have afternoon tea.
 Include Buffet Lunch and Cream Tea                                              Fare: Adult £ 22.50          Child: £ 20.50

  Mon: 16 April Route A
                                                                                  Isle of Wight Tour
Enjoy a boat trip on Bewl Water followed by a fork buffet lunch.
Afterwards we depart for Biddenden Vineyard for a vineyard tour and a              Sun: 1 July Route C
chance to taste and buy some of the excellent wines and ciders produced          This popular excursion takes us to Shanklin for lunch, before moving on
in the Kent countryside. Following your wine tasting you will have time          for a scenic tour to Godshill, to explore this little village or visit the model
to enjoy your included cream tea.                                                village. We will then take you to the Needles on the most western edge
Fare: £ 31.25                                                                    of the island before returning home.
                                                                                 Fare: £ 26.75                 Child: £ 22.75
 Wye Valley Tour
  Sun: 22 April Route B                                                           Sport of Kings Tour
Let us take you round one of the most beautiful parts of the country on
                                                                                   Tue: 10 July Route A
this tour. We begin by travelling through Gloucester and on to the
                                                                                 Meet your guide early on the outskirts of Newmarket then take a short
mysterious Forest of Dean, before stopping for a short break in Ross on
                                                                                 refreshment break. We will visit the National Stud which will enable you
Wye. Then it’s back through the beautiful Wye valley, stopping at Tintern
Abbey before returning home.                                                     to peek behind the scenes of this special national institution. You will see
Fare: Adult: £ 20.00          Child £ 18.00                                      the stallion unit with its seven 'residents', the 'covering' barn, the foaling
                                                                                 unit and nursery yards with mares and foals in the paddocks. We then
 The Smallest County Tour                                                        head to Cambridge with free time to take lunch and perhaps visit King's
                                                                                 College Chapel with your guide which is optional as the chapel charge an
  Fri: 4 May Route A
                                                                                 admission fee which is not included in the tour. Then, we take a
Today we head to Melton Mowbray famous for Pork Pies, Stilton Cheese
and hunting. Here we meet our guide and you will hear of the origins of          panoramic coach tour around Cambridge, including a visit to the
the town and its previous inhabitants. From Melton Mowbray we enter              American Military Cemetery. Whilst there is inevitable sadness, this is a
the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. The Classic English villages have mellow        beautiful place with the graves of 3,812 American service men and
ironstone buildings and attractive parish churches, some dating back to          women who gave their lives in World War II. Your tour will end with a
the 11th century. On leaving the villages we head to Rutland and to              refreshment stop before you head home.
'Barnsdale', the gardens made famous by the late Geoff Hamilton                  Fare: £ 27.00
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                                Countryside Tours
 New Forest Tour                                                                      The Cromwell Tour
  Sun: 15 July Route A                                                                 Sun: 30 September Route A
We travel in to the New Forest which was set aside as hunting ground by              We drive to Huntingdon where we meet our guide. This is a town with
William the Conqueror. We will travel through some of the prettiest                  many attractive Georgian properties. Oliver Cromwell was born here in
villages and will stop in Burley situated in the heart of the forest. We will        1599. Your morning refreshment break will provide the opportunity to
then travel to Lyndhurst where you will have time for lunch. We will then            visit the Cromwell Museum housed in a small Norman building by the
make our way to Brockenhurst where you will have a short time to look                market place. This was originally the grammar school attended by both
around before we make our way through the beautiful forest roads                     Oliver Cromwell and, thirty years later, Samuel Pepys. After a short coach
where the horses, ponies and other animals roam before making our way                tour of the town. We will travel through St Neots and the Cambridgeshire
home.                                                                                countryside to Grafham Water, set in 1,500 acres of parkland. In the large
Fare: Adult: £ 15.00          Child: £ 14.00                                         nature reserve there is a special dragonfly pond and a wildlife garden.
                                                                                     You will have the opportunity to have lunch here. We will then take a
                                                                                     panoramic tour to Hemingford Grey with points of interest identified on
 Living History Tour                                                                 the way. Here you will see what is believed to be the oldest inhabited
                                                                                     house in England. St Ives is your next stop with its medieval bridge
  Thur 20 Sept Route A
                                                                                     chapel believed to be one of only four surviving in England. Then
Take a single train journey along the beautiful Severn Valley and enjoy a
                                                                                     onwards to the 17th Century Houghton Water Mill which is set on an
nostalgic look whilst combining your visit with the award winning Black
                                                                                     island in the Great Ouse and is still operational.
Country Living Museum all on the same day. Discover a fascinating world
                                                                                     Fare: £ 21.75
when you visit Britain’s friendliest open air museum meet the characters
in the original shops and houses ride on the tramcar or explore the
underground coal mine.
Fare: £ 28.50




          Towns and Shopping Days


                                                                      Chocolate Lady

 Peterborough                                                                         Freeport Village and the Chocolate Lady of
 Tue: 6 Feb Route A                  Thur: 18 Oct Route F                             Steeple Bumpstead –
With its impressive cathedral and large, modern Queensgate Centre,                    Includes Cream Tea
Peterborough offers a great days shopping.
Fare: £ 14.00                                                                          Fri: 18 May Route A
                                                                                     Freeport Village has over 80 shops offering leading brands at up to 50%
                                                                                     off high street prices. The village is a place where top brands collectively
                                                                                     sell surplus stock at up to half the recommended retail price. This
                                                                                     afternoon we head off to Steeple Bumpstead to watch the Chocolate
 McArthur Glenn Outlet Centre – Ashford
                                                                                     Lady in her farmhouse kitchen as she demonstrates the art of chocolate
 Fri: 20 April Route A                                                               design. You will have time to enjoy your included cream tea. There will be
This designer outlet at Ashford offers you your favourite designer labels            time for you to purchase unique gifts for the friend “who has everything”
and favourite brands at up to 30 -50 % off RRP. Plus a large food court              whilst enjoying an entertaining and interesting afternoon.
and cafes.                                                                           Fare: £ 22.50
Fare: £ 14.00
                                                                                      Winchester
                                                                                       Mon: 2 July Route A
                                                                                     Today we journey to the City of Winchester where you can explore the
                                                                                     shops or alternatively you can explore the history by maybe visiting the
                                                                                     Cathedral.
                                                                                     Fare: £ 15.00
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          Towns and Shopping Days



                      McArthur Glen Shopping                                                            Lichfield Cathedral


 McArthur Glenn Outlet Centre - Swindon                                            Lichfield Cathedral Tour – Includes Afternoon Tea
 Wed: 11 July Route F                                                               Fri: 7 Sept Route A
This McArthur Designer Outlet is located in Swindon and is the largest in         A delightful day out in the City of Lichfield. On arrival you will have time
Europe, with 120 stores selling branded and designer goods at discounts           to explore the town and some of its historic places such as The Samuel
of 30%-70% less than prices in traditional stores. A 500 seat food court          Johnson Birthplace Museum and the Lichfield Heritage Centre.
and 4 restaurants make this a shopping experience to remember.                    Alternatively spend time in the pedestrianised shopping area. We later
Fare: £ 14.00                                                                     meet our Cathedral Guide who will take us round this ancient and
                                                                                  beautiful place of worship with its three spires.
                                                                                  Fare: £ 19.75


 Ely and Cambridge
  Thur: 19 July Route A                                                            Whitley Shopping Village Southampton
Our day starts in the Cathedral City of Ely where you will have time to
explore this wonderful City dominated by its magnificent Cathedral                  Mon: 10 Sept Route A
Thursday is also market day in Ely. We then travel across the Fens an area        We make our way to Whiteley Village, Southampton. Here you will enjoy
of rich dark land and waterways making our way to the famous university           outlet shopping at up to 60% off famous named brands all year round.
                                                                                  Thousands of great savings on quality merchandise which include some
town of Cambridge with its historic colleges and the River Cam.
                                                                                  current season ranges alongside end of season bargains. There are plenty
Fare : £ 14.00
                                                                                  of restaurants and coffee shops where you can take a well earned break
                                                                                  from shopping.
                                                                                  Fare: £ 14.00

 Chichester and Bognor Regis
  Mon: 13 August Route A
The City of Chichester has a central district that comprises a number of           Merryhills Shopping Centre
shops, markets, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions. There are
                                                                                    Tues: 27 November Route A
outdoor and indoor markets. The main district centres on the Market
                                                                                  The Midlands' very own shopping metropolis, Merry Hill has literally
Cross, which was erected in 1501. The city centre itself is best explored         hundreds of stores, from the major department stores to the unusual and
on foot. Chichester's main attraction is of course its cathedral. We then         intimate. There are new shops and refurbishments constantly arriving for
head into Bognor Regis a pleasant south coast resort ideal for children           you to indulge in. Don't worry about your stomach as there is a vast
with its large beach, pier and shopping centre.                                   array of eating and drinking establishments to refuel you for more
Fare: £ 15.00                                                                     shopping!
                                                                                  Fare: £ 15.00


 Dover and Canterbury
  Wed: 15 August Route A                                                           Milton Keynes Shopper
Today Canterbury still welcomes visitors from all four corners of the               Thur: 6 Route A and 20 December Route F
globe and has, with its many ancient buildings, shops, bars and                   We visit The Milton Keynes Shopping Centre one of the largest purpose
restaurants retained both an old world charm and a cosmopolitan vitality.         built centres in Europe The Market attracts 200 stalls selling everything
This afternoon we travel down to Dover where you can continue                     from food to clothes and electrical goods. There are several of the big
shopping or spend the afternoon on the beach.                                     named department stores all under one roof.
Fare: £ 15.00                                                                     Fare: £ 13.00




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                                 Family Attractions


          Cadbury World
                                                                   Legoland Windsor
                                                                                                                            Milestones Museum

 Cadbury's Nutty Madness!!                                                           Legoland
  Sat: 3 February Route A                                                            Mon: 9 Apr route A                  Fri: 3 Aug Route F
Brighten those miserable winter days by travelling to Cadbury World and              Sat: 1 Sept route A
joining in with their Nutty Madness, which is dedicated to the story of             At LEGOLAND® Windsor the entertainment is certainly hands-on. Children
Cadbury and chocolate. With the revamped demonstration area there is                aged 2-12 can take to the road soar through the skies and sail the seas in
lots of hands–on action, a refurbished jungle with boardwalks and                   complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, live shows, building
waterfalls. A fantastic interactive Happiness dance room and finally a              workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of
new 3D cinema screen where ’Flex6’ the robot brings to life the Cadbury             beautiful parkland; LEGOLAND Windsor is a different sort of family theme
pack & wrap process. A great family day out!                                        park.
Fare: All Ages £ 19.00                                                              Fare: £ 30.50               Child £ 29.50

 BBC Studio Tour and London Tour
  Fri: 13 April Route A
With the BBC opening its doors to the public you will have the                       Thorpe Park
opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of some of their                    Thur: 12 April Route A               Thur 31 May Route F
primetime shows. Your tour of the most famous television centre in the                Tues 31 Jul Route A                  Wed: 29 Aug Route A
world lasts up to 2 hours. You'll see into the studios, visit BBC News, play        Our coach whisks you to Thorpe Park whose list of exhilarating rides
in their interactive studio and be shown around by well-informed,                   lengthens with the introduction of their latest ride ‘Stealth’, not for the
entertaining guides. From here we head to Marble Arch where you can at              faint hearted. Enjoy the rollercoaster ride of Nemesis Inferno or
leisure browse along Oxford Street.                                                 experience Colossus, the worlds first 10 looping coaster. Alternatively you
Fare: £ 20.00                 Child: £ 19.50                                        could cool off with a shower from Tidal Wave or the Runaway Rapids. For
                                                                                    the smaller visitors there is Mr Monkey’s banana ride or you could visit
 Coventry and the Motor Museum                                                      the farm. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting you on your
  Tue: 3 April Route A                                                              visit to Thorpe Park.
Coventry is dominated by its two Cathedrals. The contrast of the                    Fare: Adult: £ 33.00           Senior: £ 32.00              Child: £ 26.75
mediaeval building with the new buildings is something to behold. It is
also the birthplace of the British cycle and motor industry. The Museum
displays the world’s largest collection of British road transport, including
240 cars, commercial vehicles and buses, 100 motorcycles and over 200                Milestones and Memories - Basingstoke
cycles. There will be free time this afternoon in Coventry.                           Tues: 26 June Route A
Fare: £ 14.00                 Child £ 12.00                                         Milestones is packed full of the things that ordinary people used in the
                                                                                    past. Those people had to go to work, wash their clothes, eat, sleep, and
 Cadbury World                                                                      have fun exactly as we do today - but the things they used were
  Thur: 5 Apr, Route A                Thur: 30 Aug Route F                          sometimes very different from what we use now. Milestone’s gives us an
  Thur: 25 Oct Route A                                                              idea of what it might have been like to live in the past. And our ancestors
We travel to Bournville and the home of Cadbury's where there are                   would recognise the things here because they are the actual things they
exhibits that are dedicated to the story of Cadbury and chocolate. With             used. No doubt you will recognise some of them. Maybe you still have
the revamped demonstration area there is lots of hands–on action, a                 them! This afternoon we will head into Basingstoke, the town centre
refurbished jungle with boardwalks and waterfalls. A fantastic interactive          embraces a wonderful array of small shops, large arcades and tempting
Happiness dance room and finally a new 3D cinema screen where ’Flex6’               eateries in a pleasant and relaxing environment. The central town area is
the robot brings to life the Cadbury pack & wrap process. A great family            dominated by Festival Place, one of the most impressive shopping centres
day out!                                                                            in the UK, rivalling many of the big city malls throughout the country.
Fare: Adult/Senior £ 24.50 Child £ 22.50                                            Fare: £ 20.00                 Child £ 18.00
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                                Family Attractions


                       Longleat Safari Park                                                                   Monkey World




 War and Peace on the Hop Farm                                                       Wedgwood
  Sun: 22 July Route A                                                                Wed: 1 August Route A
Set amongst the world’s largest collection of Victorian Oast houses, this           We travel up to the Wedgwood Factory in Stafford where you will be
once working Hop Farm is now one of the South East’s most popular                   given a guided tour of the factory showing you the how the factory can
family attractions. There is something for all the family, including                produce a tea cup every six seconds yet still remains true to its
children’s play areas, animal encounters, interactive museums and the               traditional craftsmanship. After our tour we then have our included
impressive Shire horses. Our visit to day coincides with the popular War            lunch. Your visit will take you back over 200 years where the Wedgwood
and Peace Show. This is the world’s largest military vehicle spectacular            story will unfold in all its glory.
with over 3,500 vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Living history displays           Fare: £ 32.00
and unique vehicle and battle re-enactments in the main arena. This
show attracts visitors from all over the world.
 Fare: £ 20.00                 Child: £ 19.00
                                                                                     Longleat House and Safari Park
                                                                                      Thur: 2 August Route A
                                                                                    After our coach has taken you through the Safari Park with its fabulous
 Drayton Manor                                                                      free roaming wild animals, we move on to the Treasure House with
  Mon: 23 July Route A                                                              stunning ceilings, tapestries and fine furniture. Having the “Passport
Drayton Manor Family Theme Park is one of the oldest parks in the                   Ticket” you will be free to visit any of the many other attractions
country where families can enjoy a day of excitement and adventure.                 including Safari Boat, Maze, Butterfly Garden, Pets Corner etc. The BBC’s
Originally billed fifty years ago, in 1949, by George Bryan as an 'Inland           Animal Park was filmed here.
Pleasure Resort', the park is still to this day 'Family Run for Family Fun'.         Adult £ 29.00                 Senior/Child: £ 26.20
You can experience ‘Apocalypse’ or G-Force some of the thrill rides or for
the faint hearted there’s the Crazy Bus, the Frog Hopper, the Super
Dragon Roller Coaster, the Vintage Cars, the Whirly Wheel, the Flying
Jumbos and much more pint-sized thrills! A great day out for all the                 Colchester Zoo
family.
                                                                                      Thur: 9 August Route A
 Fare: Adult £ 33.00            Child: £29.75
                                                                                    One of Britain’s finest zoo’s the enclosures are designed to provide a
                                                                                    natural and stimulating environment for the animals and give great
                                                                                    views to visitors there are all the usual favourite animals and unusual
                                                                                    ones including orang-utans and the worlds largest tiger the Siberian
 Bentley Wildfowl                                                                   Tiger.
  Mon 30 July Route A                                                               Adult: £ 24.00                 Senior: £ 23.00              Child: £ 22.00
We travel to Bentley Wildfowl where you can see the fascinating
collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world,
along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and
Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. You can observe art at work with our                   Whipsnade Animal Park
resident woodcarvers, glass engraver, toy maker and others. If you love
                                                                                      Fri: 17 August Route A
architecture or interior design, or just like to browse, then visit Bentley
                                                                                    We travel to Whipsnade Animal Park which is home to some 2000
House, a Palladian-style mansion restored by Raymond Erith, with the
                                                                                    animals. Set in 500 Acres of open countryside you can appreciate wild
Philip Rickman Gallery, containing a collection of over 150 watercolours
                                                                                    animals in their comfortable surroundings. You can visit the children’s
by the celebrated Sussex artist. Its formal gardens are to be marvelled at,
                                                                                    zoo where you pet and feed the smaller animals, maybe even see a few of
with yew hedges dividing a series of 'rooms' in a reflection of the house.
                                                                                    the younger animals. You can board the steam railway and make your
Fare: £ 18.50                 Child: £ 17.50
                                                                                    way through the herds of wild and exotic animals all making Whipsnade
                                                                                    their home.
                                                                                    Fare: Adult: £23.95          Senior: £22.75               Child: £21.15


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                                Family Attractions
 Gulliver’s World                                                                    Poole and Monkey World
  Mon: 20 August Route A                                                              Tue: 28 August Route A
From the moment you arrive at Gulliver’s you enter another world where              This morning we make the journey to Poole renowned for its World
your imagination can roam free. Gulliver’s is nestled in a beautiful park           Famous “Poole Pottery” where you will have time to explore and have
setting from the hustle and bustle of Main Street to the miniature world            some lunch before we head to Monkey World where you can see Rescued
of Lilliput land to the excitement of adventure land and discovery bay. All         chimpanzees in large natural enclosures, also lemurs, macaques, orang-
the family can let their imaginations run wild and discover a land of fun
                                                                                    utans. Chimps' nursery, pets' encounter, and obstacle course.
at Gulliver’s.
                                                                                     Fare: Adult £ 23.00         Senior/Child: £ 20.50
Fare: £ 23.00



 Woburn Experience
                                                                                     Thorpe Park - Fright Night
  Thur: 23 August Route A
The Safari Park is Britain’s largest drive through safari park and has a              Sun: 28 October Route A
wide variety of animals including lions, tigers, giraffes and more. The Wild        Thorpe Park descends into darkness for you to have thrills like no other.
World Leisure area has an adventure playground, swan boats, train and               Think you know Colossus or Nemesis Inferno inside out? Try riding it in
pets corner. Situated in a 3,000 acre deer park the abbey contains an               the dark instead! Not only do you get to encounter all your favourite
impressive private collection of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver.        rides in a whole new way, you also get scared half to death in our mazes.
Fare: Adult: £ 28.25            Senior: £ 26.75              Child: £ 25.50         Fare: Adult: £33.00          Senior: £ 32.00              Child: £ 26.75




                                          Special Events



                     Bognor Birdman Competition                                                 London to Brighton Rally

 Musical Variety Show At Wicksteed Park                                              St George's Day Celebrations In Stratford
  Wed: 14 Mar Route A                Tues: 22 May Route F                            Upon Avon
  Tues: 11 Sept Route A
                                                                                      Sat: 21 April Route A
Enjoy an afternoon of song and dance, comedy and laughter, sing-a-
                                                                                    Join with the people of Stratford upon Avon and their celebrations for St
longs and great musical favourites at Wicksteed Park, where hissing and
                                                                                    Georges Day along with the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.
booing is positively encouraged! Includes Lunch and Cream Tea.
                                                                                    Watch the streets come alive with the special street entertainment
Fare: £ 31.00
                                                                                    provided for all to enjoy.
                                                                                    Fare: £ 15.00



 Mothers Day Mystery Tour – Lunch included                                           Mayday Celebrations Sweeps Parade in Rochester
 Sun: 18 March Route A                                                                Mon: 7 May Route A
A pleasant drive through some attractive countryside will take us to our            The exact origin of the May Day Chimney Sweeps festival is unclear, but
mystery destination where we will enjoy an included 3-course Sunday                 certainly dates back to the 17th century. You can see a modern
Lunch. At our mystery venue you will have time to explore the house and             impression of the festival, Sweeps dancing and Morris dancers
gardens.                                                                            converging in a colourful harmony, whilst street entertainers and folk
Fare: £ 29.50               Child: £25.00                                           singers add to a highly enjoyable day.
                                                                                     Fare: £ 14.50
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                                           Special Events
 Bletchley Park -                                                                     Kings Lynn Vancouver Festival
 Enigma the Code Breaking Station                                                       Tues: 19 June Route A
  Mon: 14 May Route A                                                                Today we journey to the town of Kings Lynn where they are celebrating
We travel to Bletchley Park where in 1939, with the threat of war                    the 250th birthday of Captain George Vancouver with a programme of
looming, a small team of scholars-turned code-breakers arrived at                    festivities. There will be events for all ages to enjoy. Captain George
Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire to crack the Nazi Enigma cipher. The               Vancouver was born in King's Lynn in 1757 and sailed with Captain Cook
odds against their success were 150,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, to 1.               as a young midshipman. His later explorations and meticulous survey
Their successes shortened World War II by at least 2 years and saved                 literally put onto the map of the world the intricacies of the North West
countless lives. Their code of secrecy so strong, many still refuse to reveal        coast of mainland Canada, an achievement that places him in the first
what they did there. Now you can see Colossus, the world’s first                     rank of marine surveyors. Come and see the magnificent tall ship, The
computer and an exhibition about the theft and subsequent recovery of                Earl of Pembroke, she will sail up-river to the Boal Quay where she will
the Abwehr Enigma, stolen in 2000. You will see lots more in this                    moor for the festival weekend. Kings Lynn will be buzzing with music,
fascinating Station X.                                                               dancing, interactive historical drama, a people's banquet, street
Fare: £ 23.00                                                                        entertainment, exhibitions, maritime crafts, traditional seafood and much
                                                                                     more. A spectacular day for all the family to enjoy, staged within the
                                                                                     heart of Kings Lynn's fabulous historic buildings and quayside.
                                                                                     Fare: £ 14.00


 Epsom Derby Day
  Sat: 2 June Route A                                                                 Pines and Vines
One of the most exciting sports events of the year. Your chance to mix
with the rich and famous at one of the biggest horse races in the world.               Mon: 16 July Route A
Entry to the downs is included but not to the enclosures.                            The National Pinetum & Forest & Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works. We
 Fare: £ 20.00                                                                       travel into Kent and the village of Tonbridge where you will have a short
                                                                                     time at leisure before travelling to Biddenden Vineyards, Kent’s oldest
                                                                                     family owned Vineyard, and here you will enjoy a Ploughman’s Platter
                                                                                     served with a glass of wine. Then take a guided tour of the vineyard,
                                                                                     followed by tasting of the award winning Wines, Ciders & Juices
 Gloucester Medieval Fayre                                                           produced on site. We then rejoin our coach for Bedgebury, home of the
                                                                                     National Conifer collection and 2000 acre forest. Bedgebury is a
  Sat: 9 June Route A                                                                beautiful, safe place to walk, on our easy access pathways. There is also a
Cradled by the picturesque Cotswold Hills and ideally located in the heart           wonderful abundance of wildlife including birds, butterflies, dragonflies
of the country. The city of Gloucester has a vibrant, lively atmosphere              and dormice. Enjoy a Cream Tea in our new visitor centre at 4pm.
that combines a rich historic past with all the excitement of a modern                Fare: £ 28.00
city; a mixture of ‘genuine’ stallholders, re-enactment groups and
relevant traders from within the County to exhibit alongside Westgate
Street shop owners and their stalls. Everyone is invited to dress in
medieval costume for the day. Street entertainers, jugglers, jesters, music
                                                                                      Bognor Regis and The Birdman Rally
and dancing will all create the atmosphere required.
 Fare: £ 15.50                                                                         Sun: 2 Sept Route A
                                                                                     You may have seen it on TV, now you can see this international mad cap
                                                                                     event at Bognor Regis. Watch these magnificent men in their flying
                                                                                     machines as they leap from the pier in an attempt to fly more than 100
                                                                                     metres. There is a colourful carnival atmosphere and lots of fun for the
 Apples Beer and Cream – Includes Cream Tea                                          family.
                                                                                     Fare: £ 15.00
  Mon: 11 June Route A
Take a morning tour of the Shepherd Neame Brewery, see how the beer is
brewed, discover the company's 300-year heritage and go behind the
scenes to see the beer being made, then taste the finished product.
                                                                                      Hop Farm Beer Festival
There's then a chance to stroll around the delightful town centre, perhaps
calling in at a pub for lunch or simply browsing in the many independent               Sat: 8 Sept Route A
shops. In the afternoon, rejoin your coach for the short road journey to             Set amongst the world’s largest collection of Victorian Oast houses, this
Brogdale World of Fruit, home of the National Fruit Collections. Following           once working Hop Farm is now one of the South East’s most popular
your gentle walk amongst the trees, retire to Pippins Tea Rooms and                  family attractions. There is something for all the family, including
savour a traditional Kentish Cream Tea before departing for home. (We                children’s play areas, animal encounters, interactive museums and the
regret that for the purposes of health and safety children aged 12 and               impressive Shire horses. Our visit to day coincides with the popular hop
under may not travel on this tour). Please be sure to wear suitable                  festival which takes a fascinating look at the history of hop picking. There
clothing and footwear for this tour.                                                 will be traditional entertainment and the chance to pick your own hops.
Fare: £ 33.25                                                                         Fare: Adult: £ 18.00          Senior/Child: £ 17.00
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                                           Special Events
 Malvern Autumn Show                                                                 Old Crocks Rally – Brighton
  Sat: 29 Sept Route A                                                                Sun: 4 November Route A
Billed as the ‘perfect end to the gardening year’ the national Malvern              We head down to Brighton where you will have time to explore the shops
Autumn Show boasts a charming mix of autumn flowers, harvest                        before the arrival of the first participants of the London to Brighton
produce, native livestock and family entertainment. Autumn is the ideal             Veteran Car Rally. Over 500 cars, all built before 1904, start from
time to plan for a spectacular garden display next year, and when it                Serpentine Road in London in groups of thirty at five minute intervals.
comes to selecting blooms for the garden, visitors to the event’s Royal             Cars are limited to an average speed of 20 mph and a Bronze Medal
Horticultural Society Flower Show - covering more than 5,000 square                 awarded to all who reach Brighton before 16.30. It is the world's largest
metres - will quite literally be spoilt for choice.                                 gathering of old cars attracting entrants from all over the world, with the
Fare: £ 28.00                  Child: £ 20.50                                       biggest overseas entry coming from the United States, followed by
                                                                                    France.
                                                                                    Fare: £ 15.00
 Leeds Castle - Grand Firework Spectacular
  Sat: 3 November Route D
Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has
been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years. Visitors are
transported through 900 years of the castle's history. An eclectic mix of
period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to
be discovered. Tonight’s Grand Firework Spectacular is a sight to behold.
There is a fairground on site but the castle will not be open.
Fare: £27.00                  Child: £22.00




                                Christmas Specials



                                                                      Althorp House

 Christmas At Althorp House                                                          Christmas Time at Wicksteed Park
  Sun 25 November Route A                                                             Sun: 2 December Route A            Sun: 9 December Route F
Visit one of England's finest country houses in the build up to Christmas.          Enjoy an afternoon of song and dance, comedy and laughter, sing-a-
You will be able to view the ground floor of this beautiful house, shop for         longs and great musical favourites accompanied by the Wurlitzer Organ
gifts and decorations in a relaxed festive atmosphere, created by children          add to the festive atmosphere at Wicksteed Park, where hissing and
singing carols, the scent of pine branches, open fires and of course hot            booing is positively encouraged! Includes Lunch and Cream Tea.
mulled wine!. The House and Stable Block will also be the venue for the             Adult/Senior £ 32.00
craft fair.
Adult: £ 19.50                Senior: £ 17.50              Child: £ 15.50            Christmas Illuminations
                                                                                      Tues: 4 Dec Route E                 Wed: 19 Dec Route K
                                                                                    A spectacular evening out that’s close to home. Sample the delights of a
 Portsmouth's Victorian Christmas                                                   Guided tour, provided by a Blue Badge Guide, around the traditional
  Fri: 30 November Route A                                                          sights of London, including Regent Street, Oxford Street, Harrods, Big Ben
Now in its eighth year, A Festival of Christmas returns with a                      and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace,
reinvigorated and strengthened Victorian theme. Snow, carols and Father             Trafalgar Square Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf & Docklands. During our
Christmas, this unique event will be a delightful spectacle of music, light         tour we will stop for a short while, during this time we will be delighted
and colour - a fantastic voyage to Christmas past for all the family. All of        to offer you a Glass of Sherry and a Luxury Mince Pie for your added
this is set inside the Naval Dockyard.                                              enjoyment.
Adult: £ 25.50                Senior: £ 23.50                                       Adult/Senior: £ 12.00 Child: £ 11.00

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                                Christmas Specials



   Lincoln Christmas Market                                          Watercress Line                                Santa Special Bluebell Line

 Blenheim Palace at Christmas                                                        Santa Special on the Bluebell Railway
  Wed: 5 Dec Route A                                                                   Sun: 16 December Route A
Experience the beauty and majesty of a great Palace at Christmas.                   For something a bit more unusual, we recommend a visit to Sheffield
Christmas trees, decorations, choirs, organists and bands bring the Palace          Park for a trip on the Bluebell Railway's 'Santa Special' in our reserved
alive. The imposing scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced within, by          carriage on one of their steam trains. Father Christmas will be on board
the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings        to give all the children a special gift!
and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed           Adult/Senior: £ 28.50         Child: £21.50 Under 3’s:£18.50
in each room. Set in beautiful parkland of 2100 acres, which was
landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 1760's, the Palace is surrounded
by sweeping lawns and formal gardens.                                                Fenland Christmas Market
Adult/Senior: £ 23.50          Child: £ 21.50
                                                                                      Mon: 17 December Route A
                                                                                    The stalls have everything – from Turkey to Tinsel, from Mistletoe to
                                                                                    Mince Pies, From Beef joints to Brussels and from Stuffing to Santa....
 Lincoln Christmas Market                                                           There are also charity stalls and traditional traders, Fairground rides, carol
  Sat: 8 December Route A                                                           singers, street organs, holly wreaths, Xmas trees - and more!!! You name
At this time of year this wonderful old city, dominated by its Gothic               it and you'll find it there - with Santa, various entertainers, live bands,
Cathedral plays host to a bustling Christmas Market, creating an                    period costumed strollers, a hog roast and a lively festive atmosphere to
indescribable seasonal atmosphere. Two hundred stalls line the streets              match!
and bands of carol singers and dancers entertain. Enjoy shopping then               Adult/Senior: £14.00
perhaps wonder in the tranquillity of the cathedral.
Adult/Senior: £ 18.00        Child: £ 16.00
                                                                                     Magical Christmas Chocolate Cruise
                                                                                      Sun: 23 December
 Christmas Lunch                                                                    This is a magical experience for young and old. Our journey starts at
  Tues: 11 December Route A                                                         Tardebigge, near Redditch. You will start your day by getting into the
Why not treat yourself to an early Christmas Lunch by travelling with us            Christmas spirit in true pantomime style. A special canal boat will then
to the Royal Town of Windsor where you will have time to do some                    lead them into an enchanted tunnel, decorated with Christmas lights, to
Christmas shopping or explore before we set off for our Christmas Lunch             meet Father Christmas, who will give each child a small present. After
which this year will be at Littlecote House.                                        this truly magical journey, you can relax in the small café area, where
Adult/Senior £28.50                                                                 each adult will receive a complimentary mince pie and a hot drink and
                                                                                    each child a cold drink and a complimentary chocolate bar. You will then
                                                                                    be taken to Cadbury World. Here you will begin your trip around
 Christmas Cruising                                                                 chocolate heaven and experience the new attractions, Essence and Purple
                                                                                    Planet.
  Thur: 13 December Route H
                                                                                    Adult/Senior: £ 31.00         Children: 4-14 £29.00 0-3 £24.00
We sail from Greenwich Pier where you will see the London skyline from
the River Thames from your vantage point on the river you will be able to
see the bridges illuminated highlighting London from a Very different
perspective. You will then rejoin your coach and guide at Westminster
                                                                                     Christmas Leave on the Watercress Line
and continue your tour of London passing the glorious illuminated sights,             Sat: 29 December
Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace Oxford Street,               See the sights and sounds of a World War II Christmas; troops will be
Regent Street and Harrods to name but a few. You will be offered a                  moving along the line, civilians travelling and military vehicles will be on
traditional mince pie and a glass of sherry or soft drink whilst enjoying           display. Both steam and heritage diesel units will be in service. 1940’s
your tour.                                                                          costume encouraged!
Adult/Senior £19.50                                                                 Adult/Senior: £ 28.00         Child: £ 18.00




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                      Continental Day Trips


                                                                                                                          Blankenburg
                       Bruges                                           Amsterdam

 Adinkerke and Cite Europe                                                         Bruges
  Saturdays: 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 15 Sept Route C                                        Sat: 12 May 14 July 1 December Route C
We make our way to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais. We will head           A wonderful medieval city – often called “the Venice of the North”. It is
to Adinkerke in Belgium. Here you can buy your chocolate and cigarettes           renowned across Europe for its chocolate’s, tapestry and lace which is all
at prices cheaper than the UK. This day trip is primarily for the purchase        dominated by an octagonal tower offering spectacular views of the city.
of these items on your shopping list. From here we head to Cite Europe            Bruges offers a mixture of sights and sounds that will delight everyone.
for you to continue your shopping experience in France.                           1st December coincides with the Bruges Christmas Market where you can
All Passengers £ 27.00                                                            explore the market stalls as well as the other attractions that this town
                                                                                  has to offer. We do not visit a Hypermarket on this excursion.
                                                                                  All Passengers £ 29.00

 Boulogne
  Sat: 10 Feb, 3 & 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 26 May, 16 June,
                                                                                   De Panne
  7 Jul, 11 Aug, 6 Oct, 24 Nov, 1 & 15 Dec Route C                                  Sat: 23 June Route C
After a leisurely cruise across the Channel to Calais we then drive to the        Just across the Belgium border, this bustling seaside town has something
Hypermarket at Boulogne where you can experience great savings on a               for all tastes, especially if that includes mussels. The wide esplanade is
variety of goods. From here we will continue to the old fishing port of           lined with bars cafes and souvenir shops, whilst the main streets have
Boulogne where you’ll have time to sample the delights of patisseries,            shops aplenty. This is, however, a laid back town with a very pleasant,
cheese, seafront cafes and shops or wander the historic town famed for            relaxing atmosphere. For the younger travellers the Plopsaland Theme
its maze of narrow streets and medieval wall. We then return to Calais            Park is a short tram ride away on the outskirts of the town. This place
for our channel crossing home.                                                    really has to be experienced as our words cannot do it justice. We do not
All Passengers £ 27.00                                                            visit a Hypermarket on this excursion.
                                                                                   All Passengers: £ 29.00



 St Flora and Cite Europe                                                          Blankenburg
  Sat: 27 Jan, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 27 Oct, 10 Nov,                                      Sat: 4 August Route C
  Wed: 12 Dec                         Sat: 26 Jan 2008 Route C                    This Thriving, popular seaside resort offers a great day out. A beach 2
On Arrival at St. Flora in Belgium you’ll be offered a free drink in the          miles long, streets full of shops and boutiques, bars and picturesque
Orangery to settle you into the perfect mood to purchase your tobacco,            restaurants combine to make the throbbing heart of this holiday resort,
chocolates and other duty free products. Then you will move into the              which welcomes all comers to a world of cheer and relaxation.
shopping area to make your purchases. From here we head to Cite Europe            We do not visit a Hypermarket on this excursion.
for you to continue your shopping at the French Shopping complex                  All Passengers £ 29.00
which includes a Carrefour Hypermarket.
 All Passengers: £ 27.00
                                                                                   Amsterdam Flyer
                                                                                    Fri: 10 August Route J
                                                                                  We pick you up late on Friday Night, before driving down to Dover for
 Calais and Cite Europe                                                           our ferry crossing to Calais. Once across the channel we’ll drive while you
  Sat: 5 May 28 July Route C                                                      sleep arriving in Amsterdam on Saturday morning at approximately 09.00
The massive Cite Europe complex has been built next to the channel                local time. Here you will have a full day to explore this famous city at
terminal and contains a number of different stores. We combine the ferry          your leisure. We leave at 22.00 Saturday evening arriving back early
crossing with this exciting shopping destination. On the way home we              Sunday Morning. You will therefore have approximately 13 hours free
spend a short time in Calais town before catching the ferry.                      time during which the coach will not be accessible.
All Passengers: £ 27.00                                                           All Passengers: £ 45.00


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                                 Mini Breaks


      Blackpool Illuminations
                                                                                      Disneyland Paris




                                                 Heartbeat Country


Welcome to our unique collection of Mini Breaks
Why not choose from a short break in Yorkshire or further afield we have tours to Germany
or Holland or sample the delights of Disneyland Resort Paris.

Whichever trip you choose we pick you up close to your home and from the moment you
board our Executive coach you need not worry about a thing as we do all the hard work so
you can relax and begin to enjoy your well earned break.

Mini Breaks can only be booked direct at Roadways Travel Offices.

Look what’s included –
 G NO SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT (for the 1st five rooms)
 G A wide choice of interesting and exciting holiday options.
 G Complete organisation and planning by experienced people who care.
 G Regular comfort breaks on your journey.
 G Hotel rooms with private facilities that balance quality, comfort, location and price.
 G No overnight coach travel.
 G Executive Luxury Air-Conditioned coach with W.C.
 G Hot/Cold drinks facilities.
 G Excursions and sightseeing programme as shown on your holiday page.
 G Entrance fees for the main sightseeing programme are included in the holiday price.
 G Seat numbers of your choice that is reserved for you at time of booking.
   (Front seats are sold on a first come first served basis.)
 G Carefully planned itineraries that ensure you get the most from your holiday and
   see all the major sights.
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                                                                    Dutch Bulbfields

                     Keukenhof Bulbfields and Amsterdam
                   Friday 6th April – Monday 9th April 2007
                               Day One                                                             Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside
We travel through the Kent countryside to the Port of Dover for our                 AC Hotel Amsterdam is in a peace and quiet area on the edge of
morning P&O Ferry crossing to Calais. We then continue our journey                  Amsterdam and only a few minutes from the Amsterdam Zuidoost
through France, Belgium, and into Holland to arrive at our hotel, located           business centre. This is the perfect spot for a stay of comfort and
in the suburbs of Amsterdam for our 3-night stay.                                   relaxation. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel is a lovely scenic area of
                                                                                    the Gaasperplas. On top of that, the guest rooms are comfortable and
                                                                                    nicely equipped to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.
                               Day Two
Today we have an included tour to the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof.               Included in the cost:
This, the highlight of your holiday is where you get to see the glorious            G    All Coach Travel,
Dutch Bulbfields with its spectacular displays of Tulips, Daffodils and             G    3 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Dinner
Hyacinths. Later in the afternoon we will make our way to famous model              G    Entry into Keukenhof Gardens
village at Madurodam. We return to the hotel in good time for your                  G    Full day excursion into Amsterdam
evening meal                                                                        G    Entry into Madurodam Model Village
                                                                                    G    Canal Cruise


                              Day Three                                             Price per person £ 249.00
                                                                                    Optional Insurance Cover £15.95 per person
After breakfast we will join our coach, for our full day included excursion.
We will first visit the quaint fishing village of Volendam and the former           Tour Code: T35101
Zuider Zee where many of the local inhabitants still wear traditional local
dress. During the morning we will make a short visit to a local Cheese
and Clog factory. This afternoon we continue to Amsterdam, where you
will have an included guided city tour. You will then visit a Diamond
Centre followed by a Canal Cruise. From here we make our return to the
hotel for our evening meal.



                               Day Four
We sadly say goodbye to our hotel and make our way home via the
picturesque Town of Bruges where you will be able to see all the lovely
work of the Towns Lace Makers displayed in the windows of their shops
or see the Belgium Chocolate Shops who’s windows will be beautifully
arranged for Easter. We then continue our journey to Calais for our Ferry
crossing to Dover arriving home late evening.

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                                               Mini Breaks




                                        Disneyland Resort Paris
      Saturday 26th May – Monday 28th May 2007
  Saturday 20th October – Monday 22nd October 2007
Come with us and enjoy the magic of Disneyland Resort Paris, There are over 60 attractions majority of which are
undercover so you don’t have the weather to worry about. There are five magical lands depicting fairytale
characters, and they are Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and finally Discoveryland. There
is also the other park, Disney Studios where you are taken behind the scenes to discover the magic of Disney with
its animation and TV plenty to inspire your imagination.


                              Day One                                                         3 STAR DISNEY Hotel Cheyenne
We make our way to Dover for our early morning channel crossing to              This hotel is situated on the left bank of the River Grande, 15 minutes
Calais from here we will make our way down to Disneyland Resort Paris           walk or a short ride by courtesy bus from the Theme Parks and Disney
where we will check in to our hotel.                                            Village. This hotel is superbly themed and the western styling runs right
                                                                                through to the bedrooms. All bedrooms are with bath and shower, colour
                                                                                TV. Most rooms have a double bed and a set of bunk beds. There is a
                              Day Two                                           Texan style restaurant and a salon bar playing country music.
                                                                                Please note: So as not to spoil your enjoyment we have chosen not to
Today you will be able to start the day at your leisure, having your
                                                                                include any evening Dinners within the price as this would mean you
included breakfast in the hotel, you will then be able to catch the
                                                                                leaving the park early in order to return to the hotel for dinner thus
courtesy bus into the parks where you will be make your choice of which
                                                                                loosing time with in the park. There are plenty of eateries within
park you wish to visit for the day.
                                                                                Disneyland Resort Paris for you to be able to eat whilst enjoying your day.

                                                                                Included in the cost:
                             Day Three                                          G    All coach Travel
After Breakfast we will check out of our hotel and make our way into the        G    2 nights Bed and Breakfast
theme Park by coach where you can continue your adventure within the            G    2-day Hopper Pass valid from day of arrival
parks, before we make our way back to Calais for our early evening
Channel Crossing back to Dover                                                  From £150.00 Per person
                                                                                based on 4 people sharing one room
                                                                                Child (3-11) £99.00per child sharing with an adult
                                                                                Single Occupancy £270.00 per person
                                                                                Twin/Double 2 Sharing one room £190.00 per person
                                                                                Triple 3 sharing one room £165.00 per person
                                                                                Quad 4 sharing one room £150.00 per person
                                                                                Optional Insurance Cover £12.50 per person
                                                                                Tour Code T35104

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                                       Warner’s Nidd Hall Hotel


                             Yorkshire TV Trail
                   Monday 9th July – Friday 13th July 2007
                                                                                    will then travel onto Thirsk known by many as James Herriot’s town, it
                                Day One                                             was the inspiration for the fictional town of Darrowby featured in the
We will be travelling northwards via the main roads and motorways                   Television Series. Enjoy a visit to the world of James Herriot and Journey
making our way to your hotel Warners Nidd Hall Hotel. After you have                back to the 1940’s.
checked in you will have time to explore this during the remainder of
your afternoon before your evening meal.                                                                            Day Five
                                                                                    Today we say farewell to our hotel and make our way home via another
                                Day Two                                             popular Television series. The tour starts with a visit to the little town of
After Breakfast we will drive through the beautiful countryside and make            Holmfirth the setting for the series Last of the Summer Wine. Here you
our way to Otley better known as ‘Hotton’, we will then make our way to             will be able to walk the streets of the town with their fine craft shops.
Ilkley. We then continue our TV Trail to the Village of Esholt, the original        See Nora Batty’s steps or have a cup of tea in Syds Café. You can then
location of ‘Emmerdales’ ‘Beckendale’, where the Woolpack’, The Village             enjoy a guided tour of the local sights and film locations, before making
Store and the church and ‘Demdyke Row’ can be found. We will make a                 our way home arriving early evening.
stop outside the original ‘Woolpack’. From here you will have time to
wander round the village and see for yourselves the many buildings that                                 Warner’s Nidd Hall Hotel
appear in Emmerdale. From here we will make our way to Guiseley the                 Lose yourself in the abundance of its natural beauty – beautifully
home of the first ‘Harry Ramsdens’, where we will stop for an included              landscaped grounds, 45 acres of Victorian and Edwardian gardens,
traditional fish and chips lunch. After lunch you will be taken to Brooks           exquisite parkland and a magnificent fishing lake. The fresh Yorkshire air
Factory Outlet Store which will enable you to take time out to shop at              is great for working up an appetite – which is just as well with so much
outlet price, we shall then return you to your hotel for dinner.                    to choose from like have a swim in our splendid indoor pool or try
                                                                                    something completely different from our extensive range of sports and
                               Day Three                                            leisure facilities. Lose yourself in the history of the Library in the old
After our leisurely breakfast we will join our coach for our full days              house.
sightseeing excursion where we will travel to the small village of                  Just for adults our inclusive price offers you comfortable quality
Pickering where you will board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for                accommodation, evening entertainment, choice of activities, leisure
your trip across the moors arriving in the village of Goathland better              facilities as well as breakfast and three-course dinner.
known as ‘Aidensfield’ in the popular Television series ‘Heartbeat’, where          Included in the cost:
you will have time to explore and find the ‘Aidensfield Arms’, ‘Scripps’s           G    All coach Travel
Garage’ and other shops made popular by this series. We travel onto                 G    4 Nights Bed, Breakfast Dinner,
Whitby for other landmarks made popular by ‘Heartbeat’s’ sister series              G    3 Full Day Excursions,
‘The Royal’. We will then return to our hotel for your evening meal.                G    Harry Ramsdens Fish and Chip Lunch,
                                                                                    G    Entry into James Herriot World Exhibition,
                               Day Four                                             G    Sightseeing of Holmfirth and surrounding area
Our full days excursion today takes us through the glorious scenery of              G    Single Trip on The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
the Yorkshire Dales National Park, recently and fondly unofficially                 Price Per Person £315.00
renamed Calendar Girl Country; we take in the picturesque village of                Optional Insurance Cover £12.50
Kettlewell where most of the filming took place. It is then on to Hawes             Tour Code T35102
and Askrigg, featured in the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. From here we

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                                                Mini Breaks




                            Rhine Valley                                                                 Rhine Valley in Flames

   The Majestic Rhine in Flames and Moselle Valleys’
 Friday 14th September – Tuesday 18th September 2007
                               Day One                                                                             Day Four
We travel through the Kent countryside to the Port of Dover for our                Today we join our coach for our included full day excursion to the
morning P&O Ferry crossing to Calais. We then continue our journey                 University City of Heidelburg. Here you will have free time to wander
through France, Belgium, and Holland and into Germany arriving at our              around the city and maybe take a ride in the funicular railway up to the
hotel, which overlooks the Rhine for our 4-night stay.                             famous old ruined sandstone Castle that dominates Heidelburg. We will
                                                                                   then return to our Hotel in good time for you to freshen up for dinner.
                               Day Two
After breakfast we join our coach for a leisurely drive along the Rhine to
                                                                                                                   Day Five
the Old Fortress City of Koblenz where the Rhine & Moselle Rivers meet.            Sadly we must say goodbye to Bonn and make our way home via the
Here you will have free time to explore this City at your own pace before          picturesque Town of Bruges where you will be able to see all the lovely
we rejoin our coach for our afternoon visit to the picturesque town of             work of the Towns Lace Makers or see the Belgium Chocolate displayed in
Cochem, which is set on the banks of the Moselle and is overlooked by              the shop windows. We then continue our journey to Calais for our Ferry
the fairytale Reichsberg Castle. We then return to our hotel in time for           crossing to Dover arriving home late evening.
dinner. After dinner you can enjoy the highlight of this holiday as the
Rhine is set on fire along with colourful fireworks which takes place right                Pohl’s Rheinhotel Adler -St Goarshausen
in St Goarshausen
                                                                                   This 4* hotel is situated in the heart of the Rhine Valley, only 2km from
                                                                                   the world famous Loreley rock. All comfortable guest rooms have private
                              Day Three                                            facilities, TV, telephone, hairdryer and radio/alarm. Other facilities at the
After a leisurely breakfast we join our coach for our included full day            hotel include rustic cellar bar overlooking the indoor swimming pool,
excursion through the romantic Rhine Valley passing by the charming                restaurant, solarium and rooftop terrace. The hotel also has a lift.
little wine towns, vine clad slopes and some of Germany’s finest Medieval
                                                                                   Included in the cost:
Castles along the Rhine as we make our way to the popular town of
                                                                                   G    All coach Travel
Rudesheim. Here you can take a cable car ride to the Neiderwald
                                                                                   G    4 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Dinner
Monument where you can enjoy the spectacular views over the Rhine.
                                                                                   G    3 Full Day Excursions
You will also have time to wander through the ‘Drosselgasse’ a charming
alleyway of shops and bars.                                                        Price per person £285.00
                                                                                   Optional Insurance Cover £18.75
                                                                                   Tour Code T35103




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                                                Mini Breaks
                Blackpool Illuminations
 Friday 21st September – Sunday 23rd September 2007
   Friday 12th October – Sunday 14th October 2007
                               Day One                                                               The Chequers Plaza Hotel
We leisurely make our way to the seaside resort of Blackpool which has a          This hotel is an oasis of tranquillity, after the breathtaking bustle of the
lot to offer you could ride the trams, climb the tower, and enjoy the             town; the hotel is away from the crowds and yet so close to all the major
amusements or all that the pleasure park has to offer. After your evening         attractions. Chequers Plaza Hotel is a superior sea front hotel situated in
meal we invite you to join us for a journey through the world famous              the refined part of Blackpool, on the Queens Promenade. Tourist
illuminations which are situated on the main promenade.                           attractions include the Blackpool Tower, Shows, Blackpool Winter gardens
                                                                                  and many more. All the 48 rooms are stylishly equipped with numerous
                                                                                  amenities. The bar is open 24 hours a day Enjoy your favourite drink in
                               Day Two                                            the spectacular lounge, which has probably the best view of the sea in
                                                                                  Blackpool. Or else, relax as you sip coffee and read a book from the
You have the opportunity to have the day at leisure to enjoy some of
                                                                                  hotel's own book swap cabinet. The hotel also has the added benefit of a
Blackpool’s attractions or you may join us on a morning excursion to the
                                                                                  Sauna, gym and swimming pool should you wish to use them.
Fleetwood Market where you can explore all that the market there has to
offer, before returning back to the hotel for the afternoon at leisure.           Included in the cost:
                                                                                  G    All coach Travel
                                                                                  G    2 Nights Bed, Breakfast and 3 course Dinner
                              Day Three                                           G    ½ Day Excursion to Fleetwood Market
                                                                                  G    Evening Entertainment
Today we make our way home stopping at the birthplace of William
Shakespeare where you will have time for sightseeing and lunch before             Price per person £ 155.00
we make our way home arriving early evening.                                      Optional Insurance £6.95
                                                                                  Tour Code: T35105-May
                                                                                  Tour Code: T35106-Oct




               New Year in Paris
Sunday 30th December – Tuesday 1st January 2008
                               Day One                                                             Hotel Campanile – Bagnolet
We travel through the Kent countryside to the Port of Dover for our               This Hotel is located to the east of Paris near the Porte de Bagnolet exit
morning P&O Ferry crossing to Calais. We then continue our journey                of the Paris Ring Road and within easy reach of the centre of Paris by
through France, arriving in Paris in time to freshen up before dinner for         Metro. All rooms are equipped with en-suite facilities: colour TV, direct
our 2-night stay.                                                                 dial phone, private bathroom, radio alarm. The hotel also has a
                                                                                  Restaurant and Bar
                    Day Two New Years Eve
After breakfast we join our coach for a full day included excursion into          Included in the cost:
the centre of Paris. Here you will have a cruise on the River Seine               G    All coach Travel
followed by a trip up the Eiffle Tower. We then rejoin our coach for a            G    2 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Dinner
guided tour of the City after which you will have free time to wander at          G    Guided Tour of Paris
your leisure before we return to the hotel in good time for your 3 Course         G    River Cruise & Entry to Eiffle Tower
evening meal. After dinner you are free to use your included Metro ticket         G    Metro Ticket
to venture into the heart of Paris and join in the celebrations to welcome
                                                                                  Price per person £189.00
in the New Year.
                                                                                  Optional Insurance Cover £13.75
                                                                                  Tour Code T35109
                  Day Three New Years Day
After a late breakfast we sadly say goodbye to our hotel and make our
way back to Calais for our Ferry crossing to Dover arriving home late
evening.

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                                                             Warners Cricket St Thomas


    Turkey & Tinsel at Warners Cricket St Thomas
 Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2007
                                  Day 1                                                                               Day 5
  Monday 26th November – Christmas Eve                                                 Friday 30th November – New Years Day
We follow the main roads and motorways as we head south stopping in                  Sadly we say goodbye to our hotel and make our way home stopping in
the charming cathedral City of Salisbury. Here you will have time for                the Roman City of Bath after a tour of the city you will have free time to
sightseeing and lunch. We then continue to our hotel in Cricket St                   explore this wonderful city famous for the Roman Baths and its
Thomas for our 4nights stay at the Warners Hotel                                     architecture, we then continue our journey arriving home early evening.

                                  Day 2                                                          Warner’s Cricket St Thomas Hotel
  Tuesday 27th November – Christmas Day                                              This well- known and much-loved manor house is set in vast gardens
Today you can enjoy a day at leisure where you can take advantage of all             designed by Capability Brown. In fact, between 1816 and 1860, the
the facilities our hotel has to offer take time for a swim in the pool, enjoy        second Lord Bridgeport spent £250 000 laying out the grounds and
the spa, or for a small charge a treatment in the health club and take               gardens. Now hundreds of years later, you can enjoy the results of his
advantage of our extensive sports and leisure facilities.                            investment. This Manor House also featured in the TV series ‘To the
                                                                                     Manor Born’
                                  Day 3                                              G En suite bathroom
                                                                                     G Tea & coffee making facilities
  Wednesday 28th November – Boxing Day
                                                                                     G Direct dial phone
Today we join our coach for our full day included excursion to the City of
                                                                                     G TV with radio
Exeter where you will have free time to explore this city brimming with
                                                                                     G Hairdryer
history and heritage and has a wealth of visitor attractions to keep you
                                                                                     G Coffee table & lounge chairs
occupied and amused for hours on end. From the magnificent Cathedral
and Historic Quayside, to the Guildhall and Royal Albert Memorial
Museum there's so much to see and do in this fascinating city.                       Included in the cost:
                                                                                     G   All coach Travel
                                  Day 4                                              G   4 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Dinner
                                                                                     G   2 Full Day Excursions
  Thursday 29th November – New Years Eve
                                                                                     G   Evening Entertainment
We travel to the village of Street and here you will find Clarks Village is
the UK's first and foremost outlet shopping centre and has established               Price per person £259.00
itself as one of the premier shopping destinations in the country. With              Optional Insurance Cover £12.50
over 90 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a                  Tour Code; T35108
host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set
within a unique village environment, This afternoon we continue into
Glastonbury with its Abbey and shops


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Time to enjoy carefully selected Hotels                                                       advantage of this please for details when you are booking or phone
We know from experience that it is important for you to stay in comfortable hotel             020 8350 1937 for more information.
rooms with private facilities. Equally service and value for money are important              General information about your holiday
too. These things come as standard in the hotel selection we offer you, in fact
whether your tour features a family-run hotel or a luxurious hotel you can be
                                                                                              Joining your Tour
                                                                                              Roadways Travel is committed to providing convenient pick - up points. For our
assured that they have been carefully chosen to make your holiday as enjoyable as
                                                                                              operation to run smoothly we ask that all passengers arrive at their chosen
possible
                                                                                              departure point at least ten minutes before the stated pick up time. Roadways
Fun Excursions Added Value                                                                    Travel will not be held responsible for any passenger arriving late at any time or
Excursions and extra touches are equally important parts of any holiday. That’s               for any costs occurred.
why we choose our excursions carefully and most of them are part of your holiday
at no extra cost. We have chosen excursions which offer you an insight into places            Hotel Accommodation
of interest near your holiday destination. This may be a Guided city tour , an                Where you stay makes all the difference, after a day’s travelling you want to relax
exhilarating train journey or just sitting back and enjoying the beautiful                    at a comfortable clean and attractive hotel. Accommodation throughout the UK
countryside, Plus of course amongst newly made friends who are keen to discover               and Europe varies and our range of hotels includes everything from 4 star
just as much as you.                                                                          establishments to family run hotels.
                                                                                              At Roadways Travel we always take great care in the selection of our hotels, you
Group Bookings.                                                                               can be assured that all of our hotels offer comfortable accommodation, good food
For groups of people travelling together, whether friends, work colleagues or social
                                                                                              served in a welcome atmosphere and a friendly service along the way. A list of
clubs we can create a tailor-made holiday just for you. Let us take the hassle out
                                                                                              each hotel’s known facilities is shown with the descriptions on each page.
of organising your group holiday.
                                                                                              Room Types
Passenger Protection Insurance
                                                                                              When booking a double room you should clearly request either a double bed or
In accordance with the E.U. Directive on Package Holidays, all passengers booking
                                                                                              twin beds, otherwise we shall assume that either is acceptable. All of the hotel
with Roadways Travel are fully insured through Roadways Travel Holidays. Against
                                                                                              rooms included in our programme have en-suite facilities. A limited number of
the loss all monies paid to us for the holiday (and repatriation if required) due to
                                                                                              single rooms are available at each hotel but there is always huge demand for these
insolvency.
                                                                                              and we advise early booking.
We reserve your holiday
Your holiday will be reserved, subject to availability on receipt of your completed
                                                                                              Hotel Amenities
                                                                                              All the amenities described in our brochure will normally be available for your
and signed booking form, your deposit and any insurance premium.
                                                                                              enjoyment. However some amenities such as lifts swimming pools may
Your Holiday Price                                                                            occasionally require servicing or cleaning and therefore we cannot guarantee that
Our prices were fixed on 1st November 2006. We will not levy any surcharges                   they will always be available.
unless caused by government, including additional bonding or licensing
requirements or changes to VAT or other taxes or levies, or major changes to fuel             Special Requests
costs. Excursions are included in the price of your holiday and we regret that                If you require a ground floor room or a special diet or have any other request
refunds cannot be given for people who decide not to go on these excursions.                  which you feel the hotel should know about, please ensure you write the
                                                                                              information on your booking form. We guarantee to pass this information on to
If we change your holiday                                                                     the hotel although we can never guarantee that such special requests will be met.
Holidays are planned up to 12 months in advance and although it is unlikely it is
possible that under certain circumstances we may have to make minor changes                   Insurance
such as changing the departure or return times, alteration to a booked seat                   Travel insurance is recommended for your peace of mind and the cost is shown on
number, change of hotel to one of a similar or higher standard or small alterations           each tour page. Insurance should be arranged at the time of booking and cannot
to itineraries. We will do our best to advise you of any changes in advance and               be added to existing bookings less than 10 days before the date of travel.
you can decide to continue with the holiday as amended or cancel your booking.                Added Value
If we cancel your holiday                                                                     You can’t beat Roadways Travel for all-inclusive value. All of our holidays include
It is necessary for there to be a minimum number of passengers in order to                    excursions at no extra cost. As soon as you arrive at your feature hotel you can
operate a tour. If this number is not reached 30 days before departure date the               expect that little bit extra from en-suite facilities, tea & coffee making facilities
tour could be cancelled. Your holiday will not be cancelled after this date unless            except in Europe which all add up to ensure you get the vary best value at all
due to force majeure as outlined below such as natural disaster, war or civil unrest.         times.
In this event we will offer either an alternative or a full refund less any insurance         Booking Deadlines for Holidays
premium.                                                                                      We have put booking deadlines in our brochure for the holidays as we have up
What happens to complaints?                                                                   until this date to reach a minimum number to allow the holiday to run. However,
All complaints that are received are thoroughly investigated and customers will be            this does not mean that you cannot book after this date should the holiday be
kept informed at each stage. Sometimes investigations can take time when we                   running, just call us to confirm the chosen holiday is still scheduled to run and we
need a response from suppliers                                                                will be happy to take your booking for you to join us.
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    ALL HOLIDAYS OPERATED BY ROADWAYS TRAVEL ARE IN CONJUNCTION WITH
              ROADWAYS TRAVEL HOLIDAY POLICY OF FAIR TRADING
Payment of Deposit                                                                            that any part is not provided as described and has affected the enjoyment of your
Roadways Travel Holidays protects your contract. Your deposit payment should be               holiday, please remember:
made payable to: Roadways Travel Holidays where the money will be held in trust               i) Some amenities (e.g. hotel lifts, swimming pools etc.) require servicing and
until the contract has been fully performed.                                                  cleaning and may not therefore be available at all times. Some services may be
Payment of Balance                                                                            affected by weather conditions and their availability is entirely at the discretion of
We will send out an invoice 8 weeks before travel. You must pay these 6 weeks                 the provider of the service. Entertainment provided by hotels is frequently subject
before travel, or cancel; otherwise you could be liable for cancellation charges up           to demand and its nature and/or frequency may be varied if there is lack of
to 100% of the value of the final invoice.                                                    demand or insufficient numbers staying in the hotel.
If We Change Your Booking                                                                     ii) Some excursion itineraries include the use of ferries and other forms of
The stated content of the holiday in the leaflet is made months in advance and                transport, which can be affected by inclement weather, and may have to be
changes are sometimes unavoidable. Most of these changes are however very                     cancelled or arrangements changed. Whenever possible a suitable alternative
minor, but where they are significant we will notify you as soon as is reasonably             excursion will be offered.
possible before your departure date. A significant change would be regarded as                iii) The published running times of services are estimates only and we will not be
changes in the departure date, departure point or resort area, reducing the quality           liable for any loss (howsoever caused) arising from the delay or failure to operate
of your main hotel (not single overnight hotels on touring holidays) or a change of           services in accordance with published timings. We make every effort to ensure that
tour itinerary which involve a destination being completely eliminated from the               proper arrangements have been made for all holidays advertised in our
revised itinerary. In the event of a significant change you may decide to:                    brochure/leaflet and that the suppliers of the services that you will enjoy during
a) Continue with the holiday as amended or                                                    your holiday are efficient and reputable. We accept Responsibility for any
b) Accept an alternative holiday which we may offer to you or                                 deficiencies in the services we are contractually obliged to provide. We shall not be
c) Cancel your booking.                                                                       held responsible for death, bodily injury, or illness.
If you choose a) or b) we will pay compensation on the scale below. If you choose             Surcharges
c) we will refund all monies paid by you, plus compensation on the scale below. No            There may be instances where circumstances beyond our control dictate an
other claims for compensation or expenses will be considered.                                 increase in the cost. We will not pass on any increase less than 2%, which occurs
Period Before Departure within which a Significant Change is Notified to You                  after the printing of this leaflet. We reserve the right to introduce a surcharge for
Compensation will be paid per person as follows:                                              increases larger than this if they occur more than 6 weeks before travel. You will
More than 42 days......................nil                                                    be given the option of cancelling without penalty 6 weeks before travel as stated
28-42 days ............................£10.00                                                 earlier.
15-27 days ............................£15.00                                                 Cancellation Charges
  8- 14 days ............................£20.00                                               Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:
  I - 7 days ..............................£25.00                                             More than 42 days before travel......deposit only
If We Cancel Your Booking                                                                     28 - 42 days before travel ...............................30%
We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your booking, giving you six              14-27 days before travel ..................................45%
weeks notification (except in circumstances beyond our control) and a full refund               7-13 days before travel ....................................60%
of all monies paid. However, should the acceptable minimum number of places on                  6 days or less before travel ..........................100%
the tour not be reached we will offer you:                                                    Transfer of Booking
a) A full refund or                                                                           If the customer is prevented from travelling for any reason, he may transfer the
b) A comparable alternative or                                                                booking to another person, providing that a minimum of 2 weeks notice is given.
c) A supplement in order to operate the tour with a minimum number of Persons.                Holiday Insurance
Delays in the Journey                                                                         Our insurance policy is arranged by Status Insurance Management Limited. P.O.Box
We cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen delays in your ferry crossing to             2256, Billericay, Essex, EM12 0DH. Details of policy available on request, or for
or from the UK, whether caused by bad weather or other unforeseen                             inspection at our offices.
circumstances. In the event of a delay, you will be responsible for providing your            Financial Protection
own meals and accommodation.                                                                  This holiday is operated by Roadways Travel Room 12, First Floor 14 Centre Way,
Security Repatriation                                                                         Claverings Industrial Estate, Edmonton London N9 0AH. Following recent
(For overseas tours only)                                                                     government legislation, we are pleased to confirm that all passenger monies paid
The total cost of this holiday will be held in trust until the holiday is complete. In        to Roadways Travel Holidays are deposited in a trust account which is operated by
the case of insolvency during any stage of the holiday, Roadways Travel Holidays              HSBC Bank Plc. This trust account conforms to the requirements of the Package
undertakes to repatriate all passengers to their point of origination by providing a          Travel, Package Holiday, and Package Tour Regulations 1992. This is the protection
ferry crossing and a replacement coach if necessary.                                          required by law for all passengers’ money. Once you have paid your holiday fares,
Passport and Visa Requirements                                                                your money is deposited in the trust account where it is held until completion of
(For overseas tours only)                                                                     the holiday for which you have booked.
UK passport holders need only a passport for visiting EC countries. Please advise if          Complaints Procedure
you hold a non-UK passport as you may be prevented from travel without the                    Should you have any reason to feel that we have not met our obligations, please
proper visas and documentation, according to the Carrier Liability Act.                       put your comments in writing, within one month of return, quoting tour reference
Health Formalities                                                                            and departure date to:
(For overseas tours only)
You should obtain form EI11 form from the Dept. of Health, which is an agreement                       ROADWAYS TRAVEL
within EC countries enabling you to claim back a percentage of medical fees.                           Room 12, First Floor
If You Have a Problem                                                                                  14 Centre Way
The organiser of this tour is Roadways Travel Holidays. Room 12 First Floor 14                         Claverings Industrial Estate
Centre Way Claverings Industrial Estate Edmonton London N9 OAH. They may be                            Edmonton
contacted as follows:                                                                                  London N9 0AH
Tel: 020 8350 1937. Fax: 020 8373 3352
Your driver / courier will be able to assist with any problems during the journey.                     TEL: +44 (0)20 8350 1937
Our Responsibility                                                                                     FAX: +44 (0)20 8373 3352
We accept responsibility for ensuring that each part of the holiday booked with us                     Website: www.roadwaystravel.co.uk
is supplied as described in this leaflet and to a reasonable standard. In the event                    Email: info@roadwaystravel.co.uk


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     Holiday information                                                                         Travel Insurance
Please take a few minutes to read the following as this may answer                    Under the Association of British Insurers General Business Code of
any queries that you may have.                                                        Practice, the person selling theTravell Insurance must draw you attention
1.HOW TO BOOK                                                                         to important features of your policy including:
By Telephone or Post. Telephone us on 0208 350 1937. We will check                    1. POLICY DOCUMENTATION
availability and hold a provisional booking for you for five days pending             You should read the document carefully. It gives you full details of what
receipt of the completed booking form with deposits and optional                      is and is not covered and the conditions of the cover. Cover will vary
Insurance premium. When booking a Roadways Travel Holiday a deposit                   from policy to policy and insurer to insurer.
of £50 plus the Insurance Premium per person is required on all holidays.             2. CONDITIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND
If the booking is in within one month of travel we will require full
payment.                                                                                 WARRANTIES
                                                                                      Conditions and exclusions will apply to individual sections of your policy
2. CAN I BOOK MY SEATS                                                                but refer to the general exclusion conditions and warranties, which will
Requests for particular seats can be made on all holidays when booking,               apply to the whole family.
but allocations are made strictly on a first come served basis. A seating
plan is held for each holiday and passengers can choose their seat.                   3. FRAUDULENT CLAIMS
Bookings made by post are allocated the seats available nearest to the                It is a criminal offence to make a fraudulent claim.
front of the coach unless otherwise stated. These seats are kept                      4. HEALTH
throughout your holiday. We will do everything possible to provide the                Your policy contains restrictions regarding pre-existing medical problems
seat numbers booked by the customer however this may not be always                    concerning the health of the people travelling and of other people upon
possible. Occasionally it may be necessary to relocate single seats but               whose health the trip may depend. You are advised to read your policy
clients will be advised in this eventuality.                                          carefully.
3. LUGGAGE                                                                            5. SPORTS AND PASTIMES
We ask you to keep to one medium sized suitcase per person but a small                If you are going to take part in dangerous sports or pastimes where there
holdall may be taken on board the coach. Our drivers will of course load              is a risk of injury, check that your policy covers you.
your luggage onto the coach, but in your own interest we should stress                6. PROPERTY CLAIMS
that it is your responsibility to ensure that your luggage is on board the            These claims are paid on the value of the goods at the time you loose
coach. You must affix to your luggage the Roadways Travel luggage label               them and not on a ‘new for old’ or replacement cost basis. Your policy
provided with your travel documents to assist us with your luggage                    will set out what proof the insurer need to support any claim.
transfers. All luggage must be removed from the coach on overnight
hotel stops for security reasons.                                                     7. POLICY LIMITS
                                                                                      Most sections of your policy have limits on the amount the insurer will
4. NO SMOKING COACHES                                                                 pay under that section. Some sections will include other specific limits,
All our coaches are NO SMOKING, however there are frequent stops made                 for example: for any one item or for valuables in total. You are advised
on any journey for the comfort of our passengers.                                     to check you policy if you intend taking expensive items with you.
5. ITINERIES AND INCLUDED EXCURSIONS                                                  8. POLICY EXCESSES
The itinerary for your chosen tour is summarised on the appropriate                   Under most sections of the policy, claims will be subject to excess. This
brochure page. To help you in planning your holiday we have indicated                 means that you will be responsible for paying the first part of each
the itinerary for included excursions, which are provided as part of your             incident. The amount you have to pay is the excess.
holiday. You can choose whether or not to go on each included excursion
but no money is refunded if any excursion is missed for whatever reason.              9. REASONABLE CARE
                                                                                      You need to take all reasonable care to protect yourself and your
6. PASSPORTS & VISAS                                                                  property.
For all continental holidays you will require a full 10 Year British Passport.
At the time of booking please ensure that you have a valid passport for               10. COMPLAINTS
the holiday departure you have booked as obtaining a new or                           Your insurance policy will have in it a complaints procedure, which tells
replacement full British passport can take some time. Holders of non-EU               you what steps you can take if you wish to make a complaint.
Passports may well be subject to varying visa requirements. For certain               11. COOLING OFF PERIOD
countries through which some of our holidays travel you should check                  Your policy will contain a ‘cooling off’ period during which you can
with the appropriate Embassies or Consulates to ascertain any visa                    return the policy and get a refund if you have a justifiable reason for
requirements. Please remember we cannot accept responsibility for any                 being dissatisfied with the cover it provides.
of our clients who are not in possession of the correct travel documents.             12. GOVERNING LAW
We strongly advise all our clients to keep their passports securely on                The law applicable to where in the United Kingdom you reside governs
them at all times throughout their holiday with us.                                   your policy. The person selling the travel insurance or insurance
Any further queries or questions regarding our holidays please contact:               documentation will identify your insurer.
        ROADWAYS TRAVEL
                                                                                      If you need more information ask the person selling the travel insurance
        Room 12, First Floor
                                                                                      particularly if you feel the insurance may not meet your needs.
        14 Centre Way
        Claverings Industrial Estate
        Edmonton                                                                           PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE POLICY
        London N9 0AH
                                                                                                       CAREFULLY.
        TEL: +44 (0)20 8350 1937
        FAX: +44 (0)20 8373 3352
        Website: www.roadwaystravel.co.uk
        Email: info@roadwaystravel.co.uk
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             Where to Book                                                                 Coach Seating Plan
Roadways Travel’s Day Trips and Holidays are easy and convenient
to book by one of the following methods:

 Phone-A-Booking
Simply telephone our Reservations Staff on the office number below to
confirm availability on the Day-Trip or Holiday of your choice.
To allow us to fulfil our bonding requirements we regret that Holidays
must be booked direct with our office using Cash, Cheques or Postal
Orders.
We are sorry that Holiday bookings cannot be made through our Agents
or using a Credit/Debit Card

 You may also book at one of our Agents
Alexandra Travel           Samson Travel             Stamford Hill Travel
284 High Street            31 Lower Clapton Rd,      166 Clapton Common
Ponders End                London                    Stamford Hill
EN3 4HE                    E5                        E5 9AG
Bettavision Travel         Goldwing Int. (UK) Ltd    The Post Office
320 High Road              29 Turnpike Lane          Opp.Tramway Ave
Tottenham                  Hornsey                   345 Hertford Rd
London                     London                    Edmonton
N15 4BN                    N8 0EP                    N9 7ET
Waltham Abbey Tourist      Lodge News (Best One).    Magnum Travel
Information Centre         35 High Street            747 Green Lanes
2-4 High Bridge Street     Waltham Cross             Winchmore Hill
Waltham Abbey              Herts.                    N21 3SA

 Office Hours
Our Reservations Department is open
Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 16.30 p.m. and
Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m. (7 April – 1 Sept 2007 inclusive)

                   Tel: 020 8350 1937

                                     Pick Up Routes and Times
  Boarding Point                                     A         B          C         D        E       F       G       H        J      K
  Tottenham Swan – Opp. Bettavision                 07.45    06.10       05.00     11.30    16.55   07.45   06.10           21.45   16.55
  Stamford Hill – Opp. Netto                        07.55    06.15       05.10     11.40    17.05   07.55   06.15   14.55   21.55   17.05
  Manor House – Bus Stop A Green Lanes              08.05    06.20       05.15     11.45    17.15   08.05   06.20   14.50   22.00   17.15
  Turnpike Lane – Bus Stop U                        08.15    06.25       05.25     12.00    16.45   08.15   06.25   14.45   22.10   16.45
  Wood Green – Outside Bus Garage                   08.20    06.30       05.30     12.10    16.35   08.20   06.30   14.35   22.15   16.35
  Edmonton Cambridge – Silver Street                08.25    06.35       05.35     12.20    16.25                   14.25   22.25
  Edmonton Green – Opp. Police Station              08.30    06.40       05.40     12.30    16.20                   14.20   22.35
  Ponders End – Outside Tesco                       08.40    06.45       05.45     12.40    16.15                   14.15   22.45
  Ordnance Road – Bus Stop Outside Co-op            08.50    06.50       05.50     12.50    16.10                   14.10   22.50
  Waltham Cross – Opp. PNG                          08.55    06.55       05.55     12.55    16.05                   14.05   22.55
  Waltham Abbey – Quaker Lane                       09.00    07.00       06.00     13.00    16.00                   14.00   23.00
  Palmers Green – Triangle Stop G                                                                   08.30   06.35                   16.25
  Palmers Green – Green Lanes opp Fairy Box                                                         08.35   06.40                   16.20
  Winchmore Hill Jct Station Road Stop R                                                            08.45   06.45                   16.15
  Bush Hill Parade – Opp. Library                                                                   08.50   06.50                   16.10
  Park Avenue – Opp St Stephens Church                                                              08.55   06.55                   16.05
  Enfield Town – Genotine Way Stop R                                                                09.00   07.00                   16.00


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           Day Trip Booking                                                                                Travel Club
              Conditions                                                                                 Membership Form
Departures
The time of departure is shown on your ticket and is wherever possible the time           Whilst we offer value for money in every Day Trip or Holiday, we
the coach will depart from the respective point. So please be at your chosen              also offer ways to get more for your money
departure point at least 10 minutes early, Roadways Travel will not be held
responsible for any passenger arriving late at any time or for any costs occurred.
                                                                                          New for 2007 we are offering a ‘Travel Club’
Senior Rates
This year we have based all our prices at senior rate, this is because the majority of    for our passengers.
our customers last year were in this age group. The venues, where a reduced rate
is offered and a separate price is indicated you may be required by the venue to          How it works is as follows: To join the Travel Club you pay the joining fee
provide proof of entitlement, this may be your bus pass or something similar.             of £15.00 Per Person this entitles the card holder to a 10% Discount off
Children                                                                                  the brochure price to the destination of their choice. Day Trips Only (One
Child rate applies to children aged 3-14 years unless otherwise stated. Children
aged 15 or 16 must pay the adult fare and must be accompanied by a responsible            Discount per card holder per trip not available for group bookings) The
adult. Children under 3 travel free provided they do not take up a seat.                  card will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue. These prices will
Children on Continental Daytrips                                                          commence on cards bought on or after the 1st December 2006.
For the continental day trips children will be charged at the same price as an adult,
this is because the law in France and Belgium dictates that children of all ages (0-      Members will receive newsletters advising them of forthcoming events
14) must occupy a seat and be seated in an appropriate safety seat, the facility of       along with a pre launch look at the new season’s brochure, giving you
children being seated on their parents lap in not permitted in these circumstances.       the opportunity to purchase seats in advance of the general public.
Seat Numbers
Seat numbers are allocated at the time of booking on a first come first basis please      It could not be easier – Just complete the application form below and
be fair to everyone by sitting in the correct allocated seat.                             forward it together with your payment to Roadways Travel, Travel Club
Passenger Comfort                                                                         Membership Dept at the address shown on the cover of the brochure
In line with Passenger Carrying Vehicle Regulations and passenger comfort we
regret that the following are forbidden on our vehicles. Smoking, Consumption of          Please make your cheques/postal orders payable to Roadways Travel. We
food and alcohol, personal stereos.
                                                                                          will register your application and forward your card by return.
Itineraries
We will endeavour to operate the tours as shown in this brochure however some             Please note: Discounts do not apply to group bookings or Holidays.
itineraries may be changed, particularly if organised by a third party. We cannot be      The Day Trip must be booked direct at the offices of Roadways
held responsible for any changes or cancellation or alteration caused by delays.
                                                                                          Travel using Cash or Cheque/Postal Orders.
Admission Fees
Unless otherwise stated admission fees are included in the price of your Day Trip         The cards are not transferable between passengers and can only apply to
ticket.
                                                                                          the passenger named on the card.
Cancellation by Roadways Travel
Roadways Travel reserves the right to cancel trips due to inadequate demand. In           Once you have filled out an application form and your monies are
this event we will offer you an alternative trip or give you a full refund.               received you will be notified of your membership number that will be
Cancellation by the Customer                                                              unique to you, in writing. There will be no cash alternative offered in
If the booking is cancelled by the customer 7 or more days before departure we
will give a refund less £4.00 per seat cancellation fee. If the booking is cancelled      place of the published discounts. If you have any further questions
less than 7 days prior to departure no refund will be given                               relating to this or any other items in our brochure please contact us on
Carriage of Goods                                                                         the office number where we will be happy to help you.
On Hypermarket trips you will be advised on the day by the Driver on how much
you can bring home. The exact amount will depend on the number of passengers
travelling; this is due to legally binding weight restrictions. Persons who exceed
the amount stated will be advised to return the excessive goods to the store for
refund and carriage of these goods will be refused. Roadways will not be held
responsible for any costs incurred.
Comfort stops
On most journeys comfort stops will be made at the driver’s discretion.
Passengers are requested to return to the coach at the time stated. Drivers may
                                                                                                             Travel Club Application Form
leave without passengers who do not return by the specified time. In this event                                                PLEASE USE BLOCK CAPITALS
Roadways Travel will not be held responsible for any costs incurred.
                                                                                          (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms) Initial.................................................................................................
Personal Allowances (Guidelines)
Your personal allowance is as stated by HM Customs and Excise 3,200 Cigarettes
or 3 kilos of Hand Rolling Tobacco, 10 litres of Spirits. On Hypermarket trips you        Name: .....................................................................................................................................
will be advised by the Drivers on the day as to how much you can bring home (one
other thing to add and that is that a box of soap powder is classed as a case of          Address: ..................................................................................................................................
beer/lager when calculating weight i.e if your driver says 4 cases of beer that
means a total number of 4 packages). The exact amount will depend on the
number of passengers travelling – this is due to legally binding weight restrictions,     .....................................................................................................................................................
if a coach is inspected and found to be over this limit it is possible that some or all
of the goods on board will be removed, it is the passenger’s responsibility to
ensure they do not exceed the stated quota.                                               .....................................................................................................................................................
Passenger Conduct
Passenger’s whose behaviour is deemed to be disruptive or abusive towards either           ...............................................................................Post Code:..............................................
our members of staff or other passengers will be asked to revise their behaviour
and failure to improve will result in the passenger being asked to leave the tour.
                                                                                          Email Address......................................................................................................................
Should an incident of this nature occur Roadways Travel will not be held
responsible for any costs incurred.
                                                                                          Telephone Number ...........................................................................................................
PLEASE NOTE:
It is your responsibility to have a valid passport (and visa if required) to travel on
any Continental Day Trip or Holiday. You will be asked to leave the coach before          Mobile......................................................................................................................................
leaving the country and no refund will be given. Roadways Travel will not be held
responsible for any costs incurred.                                                       For Office Use Only:
                                                                                          Membership Number ....................................Date Valid to:..........................................
WE CAN ARRANGE IT ALL – INCLUDING:

      EXECUTIVE COACH HIRE
         UK AND EUROPE

   SCHOOL & CONTRACT SERVICES
         GROUP TRAVEL

        ACCOMMODATION
         UK AND EUROPE

   TOURIST ATTRACTION TICKETS

  GROUP FERRY/SHUTTLE BOOKINGS

  PROFESSIONAL GUIDING SERVICES

        NO JOB TOO SMALL!

       THE COACH COMPANY
              WITH

  No hidden Extras on our holidays


Tel: 020 8350 1937
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                                          POSTAL BOOKING FORM
                                                       PLEASE USE BLOCK CAPITALS
Name: (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/other) ________Initials __________________Surname __________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________Post Code: _________________________________________________
Travel Club Membership No.___________Telephone Number: __________________________________________________________________
Destination: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Trip: _______________________Pick up point:_______________________________________________________________________
Number of Seats required: Adult: ______Senior Citizens: ___________Child: _____________________________________________________

Credit/Debit Card Number: _____________________________________________________Start Date: __________Expiry Date: ___________
Issue Number (if Applicable)________Security No*: _________* Security number is the last three digits on the signature strip of your card.



                                          POSTAL BOOKING FORM
                                                       PLEASE USE BLOCK CAPITALS
Name: (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/other) ________Initials __________________Surname __________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________Post Code: _________________________________________________
Travel Club Membership No.___________Telephone Number: __________________________________________________________________
Destination: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Trip: _______________________Pick up point:_______________________________________________________________________
Number of Seats required: Adult: ______Senior Citizens: ___________Child: _____________________________________________________

Credit/Debit Card Number: _____________________________________________________Start Date: __________Expiry Date: ___________
Issue Number (if Applicable)________Security No*: _________* Security number is the last three digits on the signature strip of your card.



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Name: (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/other) ________Initials __________________Surname __________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________Post Code: _________________________________________________
Travel Club Membership No.___________Telephone Number: __________________________________________________________________
Destination: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Trip: _______________________Pick up point:_______________________________________________________________________
Number of Seats required: Adult: ______Senior Citizens: ___________Child: _____________________________________________________

Credit/Debit Card Number: _____________________________________________________Start Date: __________Expiry Date: ___________
Issue Number (if Applicable)________Security No*: _________* Security number is the last three digits on the signature strip of your card.



                                          POSTAL BOOKING FORM
                                                       PLEASE USE BLOCK CAPITALS
Name: (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/other) ________Initials __________________Surname __________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________Post Code: _________________________________________________
Travel Club Membership No.___________Telephone Number: __________________________________________________________________
Destination: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Trip: _______________________Pick up point:_______________________________________________________________________
Number of Seats required: Adult: ______Senior Citizens: ___________Child: _____________________________________________________

Credit/Debit Card Number: _____________________________________________________Start Date: __________Expiry Date: ___________
Issue Number (if Applicable)________Security No*: _________* Security number is the last three digits on the signature strip of your card.


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  Roadways Travel
    Room 12, 1st Floor, 14 Centre Way
Clavering Industrial Estate, Montagu Road
        Edmonton, London N9 0AH
           Tel: 020 8350 1937
           Fax: 020 8373 3352
         www.roadwaystravel.co.uk

								
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